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MP won’t account for use of chauffeur Richmond MP Alice Wong says she will not violate privacy of her staff by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Richmond MP Alice Wong said she won’t give an accounting of her use of a personal driver in Ottawa despite the fallout from a CTV News report indicating federal ministers had racked up a six-ﬁgure bill for chauffeur overtime charges over a one-year period. “Due to privacy concerns I am unable to provide you with the private and personal details of my staff,” Wong said in an email response to The Richmond Review’s request. “With regards to the use of Ministerial drivers, we are always looking for ways to run the government at a reasonable cost to taxpayers, and this is an area that we are already looking at. ALICE WONG “However, I would like to point out that salaries and overtime from drivers employed by the public service are based on collective agreements with unions,” Wong said. When asked last week if she would disclose the total amount she spent on drivers, or the number of hours drivers were used, or the make and model of the vehicle she uses, Wong did not furnish any further information before The Review’s Tuesday afternoon deadline. Wong is minister of state for seniors, and as such had access to a vehicle and driver. Following a freedom of information query by CTV, it was revealed that federal ministers had racked up more than $600,000 in overtime between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. Drivers had a salary of between $46,000 and $50,000. Overtime payouts averaged more than $20,000, with one minister ringing up a bill of more than $40,000. It was noted in the CTV News report that MPs already get access to free taxi chits. Wong, whose ofﬁce is across the river from Ottawa in Gatineau, Que., uses a black Chrysler four-door sedan to get around town. “We are saving all the money by using this because I have my staff coming over as well,” Wong told CTV News.
Matthew Hoekstra photo Normand Curley practises his postures at the Y Yoga studio in Richmond Monday. Curley has dedicated one year of his life to yoga, taking up to seven classes per day.
‘A day without yoga is a day without sunshine’ Man fights depression with up to seven yoga classes each day by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
ormand Curley was sleeping 20 hours a day. Pills, counselling, group thera-
py—nothing helped the 56-yearold rise above a deep depression. But something drew him to a simple wooden-ﬂoor studio in Richmond that would change his life. In yoga Curley found a new path, a way out of depression and a passion that runs so deep he’s dedicating one year of his life to arm balances, backbends and inversions. So luring the lizard, sun salutation and pigeon pose, Curley takes up to seven classes each day at Y Yoga on Alderbridge Way.
“A day without yoga for me is a day without sunshine. That’s how I feel about it,” he said. “It has become something I eat, sleep and do all the time.” Born in Montreal, Curley suffered a serious workplace injury in 1989 while working as a carpenter. A tornado swept through a high-rise job site while Curley was working on the seventh ﬂoor. Doctors told Curley—who lost a ﬁnger in the accident—he wouldn’t be able to work in the ﬁeld again. See Page 7
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Stark contrast among Richmonds in terms of obesity Local city marking healthy fortunes with Move for Health Day at Minoru Park Thursday by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond residents are among the healthiest in Canada, but the situation in an American city with the same name stands in stark contrast. According to results of a study published in the latest Newsweek magazine, Richmond, Virginia ranks as America’s second “fattest city.” Memphis, Tenn. holds the unﬂattering rank of No. 1. Meanwhile, residents in Richmond, B.C. comprise Canada’s lowest obesity rate, and the city is marking the good health fortunes of locals tomorrow (May 10) at Move for Health Day at Minoru Park. “Richmond is known for being one of the healthiest communities in Canada. Our residents, on average, live longer than anywhere else in the nation,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a news release. “In Richmond, we all seem to share a passion for active lifestyles.” In Richmond, Virginia, however, just 50.2 per cent of the population exercises and just 58.1 per cent regularly eat produce. That’s
helped lead to an obesity rate of 29.4 per cent—six times that of Richmond, B.C.—and a diabetes rate of 9.9 per cent. Newsweek used data from Gallup’s WellBeing Index—a comprehensive study of American health and happiness published early 2011—to rank more than 50 metro areas with populations with a population of more than one million. Last year, a report from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information found just 5.3 per cent of Richmond, B.C.’s population is obese—compared to a nationwide average of about 25 per cent. Physical activity, diet and ethnicity all played roles in Richmond’s statistics, the study’s authors noted, along with access to recreational facilities, food retailers and affordable nutritious foods. The Child of the Fraser also leads Canada in life expectancy. The latest Statistics Canada study found local residents live an average of 83.4 years—four years longer than the national rate. •The Move for Health Day runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Minoru Park, where local service providers will be hosting information booths. A walk with the mayor begins at 11:45 a.m. with a zumba demonstration. Local organizations are also invited to participate in the Move for Health Day Community Challenge. Every hour of physical activity on Thursday can be tallied and e-mailed to email@example.com for a chance to win prizes.
The Richmond Olympic Oval had an ofﬁcial opening event for its new 13.4-metre-high climbing wall Tuesday morning. The wall is 6,400 square feet and features 31 routes to accommodate all skill levels, along with a wheelchair accessible rappel deck.
Four locals among 24 ITM model ﬁnalists Four Richmond residents are among the 24 finalists in the 2012 ITM-NSR modelling competition. The two dozen finalists strutted their stuff during a fashion show at Yaohan Centre last Friday, marking the first time male and female models took part in the competition. Richmond’s Veronica Wen, 16, Candace Bergmann, 21, and Jamie Hui, 23 were joined by male modelling hopeful Ken Ku, 16. Wen is a Grade 11 student from Elgin Park secondary and was born in China. Bergmann is currently studying psychiatric nursing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Hui is in her third year of music studies at University of B.C. and was born in Hong Kong. Ku is a Hugh McRoberts Grade 10 student and was born in Taiwan. “We have a wonderful group of young men and women who are passionate about the fashion industry,” said Teresa Wat, president and CEO of CHMB AM1320. “ITM provides them with the skills and experience needed to pursue their dreams in becoming top international models.” The fourth annual Glamour Gala Dinner, which benefits the
Seafair’s Glenn Gawdin picked fifth in WHL draft by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter
The ITM ﬁnalists have been announced and for Richmond residents are among them.
B.C. Cancer Foundation, and the ITM Finale Show will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2012. Tickets are available by calling 604-280-4444 or see www.
itmmodel.com. The winners from the male and female categories will win an allexpense paid trip to compete in China’s most prestigious model-
ling contest and have an opportunity to sign a contract with China’s largest modelling agency, New Silk Road Company. —by Martin van den Hemel
Seafair Islanders captain Glenn Gawdin, 15, was selected fifth overall by the Swift Current Broncos in this week’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Gawdin, a six foot one inch, 170 pound centre, led the Islanders in scoring with 13 goals and 10 assists in six games during the Rick Lapointe Bantam AAA tournament last December at the Victoria Racquet Club. Selected first overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds was Coquitlam center Mathew Barzal who played for the Burnaby Winter Club’s Bantam A team, and scored 39 goals and had 68 assists in 35 games. Burnaby’s Ty Ronning, son of Vancouver Canucks great Cliff Ronning, was selected 15th overall by the Vancouver Giants.
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City Page Community news covering May 9 to 23, 2012 and Culture Guide online at www.richmond.ca/guide or pick up a paper copy from a community facility, Safeway or Save-on Foods. In person and call centre registration dates and times are as follows:
Regular Council Meeting
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Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m. (open meeting) Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m. (closed meeting)
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.
Public Hearing Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m.
23 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.
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• Approaching Galleries: Wednesday, May 23 7:30–9:00 p.m. $20, course #245920 • Harnessing the Web: Monday, May 28 6:00–9:00 p.m. $40, course #245922
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Art at Work: Workshop Series Professional development for artists Art at Work is a series of workshops presenting professional development opportunities for local artists and others working in the cultural sector. From grant writing to approaching galleries, these sessions featuring professionals with a wealth of experience are sure to inspire and provide practical and career-enhancing advice. You can register by phone at 604-276-4300 or online at www.richmond.ca/register. All events happen at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. • Grant Writing: Wednesday, May 16 6:00–9:00 p.m. Free for Richmond Artists course #245925 • Understanding Customers: Wednesday, May 23 6:00–7:25 p.m. $20, course #245921
Richmond RCMP Police Day Come out with the family and enjoy Richmond RCMP Police Day on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Richmond RCMP Detachment, 11411 No. 5 Road. You’ll get a chance to see a police dog demonstration at 1:00 p.m., police vehicle displays, a vehicle roll over seat belt simulator and much more. For more information, please call the Richmond Crime Prevention Unit at 604-713-2300.
New trafﬁc cameras Check trafﬁc before you go You are now able to check online for trafﬁc conditions at ﬁve busy intersections throughout Richmond. Up-to-the-minute still shots can be seen on the City’s website at www.richmond.ca/ trafﬁccameras. The locations are: • No. 1 Road and Moncton Street • Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue • St. Albans Road and Granville Avenue • Russ Baker Way and Miller Road • Russ Baker Way and Gilbert Road These are the ﬁrst of several cameras that will be installed to help the City’s transportation department manage trafﬁc ﬂows. They will also help the public by showing where heavy trafﬁc may
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â€˜Urban parkâ€™ mulled for remote industrial site Riverport-area land located next to proposed jet fuel offloading facility by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A city-owned industrial site in Riverport could become Richmondâ€™s newest parkâ€”right next to a possible wharf for jet fuel tankers. City hall issued a request for proposals last Friday seeking a civil engineering consultant to probe the land and revitalize its soils so the site could be repurposedâ€”possibly, in part, as an â€œurban park,â€? the proposal document suggests. The 2.7-hectare (6.6-acre) site, at 14960 Triangle Rd., is located almost one kilometre northeast from the heart of the Riverport entertainment district. Itâ€™s also located next to a wharf owned by the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation, which is proposing
to receive jet fuel from Panamax-class tankers before pumping it through an underground pipeline to the airport. Panamax-class vessels are nearly ďŹ ve times the length of a hockey rink. The land is zoned for industrial use and contains no buildings. In the past, it was used to store and blend sand and soils. A large soil stockpile, along with residual piles of river sand, remain. The city is requesting the consultant complete the site remediation work by Nov. 30, 2013. Just what an â€œurban parkâ€? could look like isnâ€™t clear; a city spokesperson didnâ€™t return a call by press time. The city is still seeking a new location for an off-road bike park after council surrendered one in Steveston earlier this year to accommodate a riverside development and park. Just south of the cityâ€™s Triangle Road parcel is land that was subject of an ambitious proposal to build a 6,000seat amphitheatre in 2001. As part of the proposal, a parking lot would be converted into a pair of artiďŹ cial turf ďŹ elds for the fall and winter seasons. City ofďŹ cials came close to ďŹ nalizing a deal with a private partner to build it, but the proposalâ€™s numerous challengesâ€”a possible rail line extension, required road improvementsâ€”eventually killed it.
Be Active! Move for Health Day 2012 Thursday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.â€“1:00 p.m. Youâ€™re invited to . . . A FREE City of Richmond Community Event at Minoru Park (7191 Granville Ave)! Enjoy a free guided walk around Minoru Park, educational booths and ďŹ tness demonstrations. 10:00â€“11:30 a.m. .........Guided walks with Walk Richmond volunteers. Try out pole walking! 10:00 a.m.â€“1:00 p.m. ...Information booths promoting health and wellness 11:45 a.m. ....................Zumba Warm-Up 12:00 p.m. ....................Mayorâ€™s declaration of Move for Health Day 12:05 p.m. ....................Walk with the Mayor 12:15 p.m. ....................Guided walk through Minoru Lakes Join thousands of other British Columbians taking part in Move for Health Day 2012. Event will take place rain or shine.
Police ďŹ nd grow-op A Delta Police investigation that began in South Delta led to a home on the 6500 block of No. 7 Road in Richmond on Saturday night, where police busted a marijuana grow op inside a house as a police helicopter ďŹ‚ew overhead. More than 300 plants were found in two rooms in the house, but there were no arrests or charges. Delta Police Const. Ciaran Feenan said Delta Police were executing a search warrant at the home, but when police discovered the grow-op, they called Richmond Mounties to take over the investigation.
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Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8878 (Child Care Reserve Fund) Location/s:
All of Richmond
City of Richmond
Purpose: To amend the deﬁnition of “child care reserve fund” and add a provision regarding child care to permit 10% of developer contributions to be deposited in a new Child Care Operating Reserve Fund or as otherwise directed by Richmond City Council. City Contact: Lesley Sherlock 604-276-4220 Community Services Department 2. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8882 (Affordable Housing Reserve Fund) Location/s:
All of Richmond
City of Richmond
Purpose: To amend the deﬁnition of “affordable housing reserve fund” by deleting Section 5.15.2 and replacing it with a provision, that 70% of developer contributions are to be deposited to the Affordable Housing Capital Reserve Fund and 30% to Affordable Housing Non-capital Reserve Fund, unless otherwise directed by Council. Further, Section 5.15.3 is to be deleted in its entirety.
6. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8890 (RZ 11-586782) Location/s: 6471, 6491, and 6511 No. 2 Road
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)”, to permit development of 15 townhouse units. City Contact: Sara Badyal 604-276-4282 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8890
4. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8886 (RZ 12-596719) Location/s: 7091 and 7111 Bridge Street Applicant/s:
Parkland Development Ltd.
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (ZS14) – South McLennan (City centre)”, to permit development of an 8 lot Single Family Subdivision. City Contact: David Johnson 604-276-4193 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8886
City Contact: Dena Kae Beno 604-247-4946 Community Services Department
7. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8891 (ZT 11-593771) Location/s: 10880, 10820 and 10780 No. 5 Road and 12733 Steveston Highway Applicant/s:
3. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8884 (RZ 11-585209) Location/s:
7731 & 7771 Alderbridge Way
Onni 7731 Alderbridge Holding Corp. and Onni 7771 Alderbridge Holding Corp.
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Industrial Retail (IR1)” to “High Density Low Rise Apartments (RAH2)” and make minor amendments to the RAH2 zone in order to facilitate development of a 660-unit project in four, six-storey woodframe buildings over two (2) concrete parking structures, be introduced and given ﬁrst reading. City Contact: Mark McMullen 604-276-4173 Planning and Development Department
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Purpose: Amend the Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU18) – The Gardens (Shellmont) zoning district to include provisions to place a maximum ﬂoor area allocated to commercial use and increase building height to 5 storeys for buildings located within 90.0 m from No. 5 Road. 5. Ofﬁcial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8889 Location/s:
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Purpose: To amend the City Centre Area Plan to include the City Centre Public Art Plan. City Contact: Eric Fiss 604-247-4612 Community Services Department
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Maintaining mental health is a lot like staying physically ﬁt From Page 1 After a year of operations and physiotherapy, he set out to ﬁnd a new direction by embarking on a two-year sailing excursion in the Caribbean. He then moved to Richmond only to slowly experience the depressing effects of living without Caribbean sunshine. But through yoga, Curley said he has ﬁnally found the new path that’s eluded him for decades. Now 10 months into his yoga year, his energy has returned and he’s sleeping normally. His posture has improved, he’s stronger and Curley said his mind and body have again fallen into balance. “Ten months later, I can cope with rain, I can cope with lack of sunshine, I can cope with a lot of things I couldn’t prior to that.” Eight per cent of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, which is marking Mental Health Week May 7 to 13.
“I can attest that with an open mind and a right attitude, yoga will provide you with all the tools required to face adversity.” - Normand Curley The association says maintaining mental health is a lot like staying physically ﬁt—requiring daily effort—and exercise is one way to practice mental ﬁtness. Curley entered Y Yoga with little knowledge of the discipline, ﬁguring that going to a yoga studio was the urban equivalent to a monk entering a monastery. “I had no idea what it was. When I ﬁrst got in there, I started in the morning and then I followed up, one class after the next, and after four or ﬁve classes in a row the teacher said, ‘Are you going to do this all day
long?’ I said ‘Isn’t everybody?’ “That’s when I discovered I was above the average when it came to attendance. But the fact is I felt good doing it.” He read as much as he could to learn more about what the “amazing philosophy” and decided discipline through regular attendance was priority No. 1. He’s tried all the yoga styles the studio offers, with only his part-time job as a security guard limiting his participating in classes each day. “Variety is what attracts me,” he said. “By doing a variety of it you have access to your entire mind and entire body.” Curley has high praise for his instructors, is grateful for the camaraderie of fellow inspiring yogis, and hopes others might be helped through his story. “I can attest that with an open mind and a right attitude, yoga will provide you with all the tools required to face adversity. To all people (facing) depression, there is hope in God—and yoga.”
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Flood risk along Fraser Heavy snow in B.C.’s Interior poses a risk of ﬂooding in the Fraesr Valley this year, but much will depend on the weather patterns in the weeks ahead. The entire Fraser River watershed has 29 per cent more snow than normal, as of the latest readings taken by the River Forecast Centre May 1.
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• At City Hall: Copies of the proposed bylaw, supporting staff and Committee reports and other background material, are also available for inspection at the Planning & Development Department at City Hall, between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing May 11, 2012 and ending May 22, 2012, or upon the conclusion of the hearing.
• By E-mail: using the on-line form at http:// www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/ about.htm
• By Fax or Mail: Staff reports and the proposed bylaws may also be obtained by FAX or by standard mail, by calling 604-276-4007 between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing May 11, 2012 and ending May 22, 2012.
• Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 604-276-4007.
Participating in the Public Hearing process: How to obtain further information: • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City Website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/ council/agendas/hearings/2012.htm
The Public Hearing is open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by the proposed bylaw, you may make a presentation or submit written comments at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce by 4 pm on the date of the Public Hearing as follows:
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• All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone. David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce
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eventy years is a long time, but it’s not too long to forget.
In 1942, Japanese-Canadians who lived on the B.C. coast were forcibly relocated to internment camps in the Interior and other parts of Canada, by order of the federal government. Their crime – some were suspected of being possible security leaks to the Japanese government, Canada had gone to war with Japan shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbour on Dec. 7, 1941, which brought the Americans into the Second World War. North Delta resident Tosh Suzuki found that there had never been a formal apology, or even a statement, in the B.C. Legislature about the harsh treatment given to the more than 20,000 law-abiding citizens of Japanese origin, many of whom were born in Canada. Some served with the Canadian forces in the First World War. He and his wife, Amy, were both interned as children. At the age of seven, he and his family were taken from their Pitt Meadows farm and sent to a camp in Manitoba, where they picked sugar beets until long after the war. His father’s 16-acre farm was sold off by the government for a fraction of its true value. His wife’s family was interned at Lemon Creek in the Kootenays, and she eventually moved to the New Denver internment camp that today is a fascinating museum, and the lone physical reminder of the internment camps. He approached the B.C. government through Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto, the North Vancouver MLA who is the the ﬁrst B.C. cabinet minister of
Tom Fletcher/Black Press North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto chats with Toshio Suzuki at the B.C. legislature, after a unanimous vote to formally apologize to Japanese Canadians for their internment and loss of property during World War II.
Japanese heritage. Her father was also interned in the Second World War. He also asked his MLA, Guy Gentner of the NDP, to get involved, and legislators of all political stripes co-operated to bring forth the apology on Monday. As Suzuki said, “Most of these causes take time. It happened so quickly that I was overwhelmed.” It is curious that B.C. never is-
sued a formal apology back in the late 1980s, when the federal government did so, and also offered compensation to all those who were interned. As Yamamoto noted in the House Monday, the provincial government was complicit in the removal of the Japanese-Canadians. The forced relocation was driven by anti-Oriental politicians at all levels of government, in particular
the B.C. legislature and Vancouver city council. While an apology 70 years later cannot make up for the hardships that the internees endured, it is a welcome and overdue step. The Suzukis deserve thanks for their willingness to take on this cause, and obtain formal recognition of the wrong done so long ago. —Black Press
Forest jobs won’t wait for 2013
B.C. Views Tom Fletcher
awmill tragedies in Prince George and Burns Lake have brought overdue attention to the larger crisis, as the end of B.C.’s latest pine beetle infestation continues to transform the Interior forest industry.
The urgency of the timber supply situation was set out in a couple of high-level documents that were leaked from the forests ministry in recent weeks. These leaks show several things, one of which is that this is a government in trouble. Someone on the inside forced the unpopular options into the public arena. Cabinet ministers have tried to dismiss the documents as early drafts, but no one has disputed their numbers. A report on mid-term timber supply looks at the four most beetle-affected areas: Prince George, Lakes (west of Prince George around Burns Lake), Quesnel and Williams Lake. In recent years B.C.’s chief forester has increased the annual allowable cut of all these timber supply areas substantially to
harvest dead trees. In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic metres. Currently it is up to two million, but once the beetle wood is unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even if visual quality rules are relaxed to release more timber, forest employment in the area would go from 1,572 jobs before the beetle epidemic to 521. Prince George’s much larger harvest total is expected to drop by almost half. And around Quesnel, producers say an economic supply of dead pine will be there for only another year and a half.This document and a subsequent proposal to cabinet set out the options. They include relaxing visual quality areas, old-growth management
zones and wildlife connectivity corridors. This is not as drastic as it sounds, given that the ﬁrst areas to be opened up would be those where many of the trees are already dead. Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial proportion of live trees. If decade-old dead trees were subsidized for biofuel use, this would support harvest and hauling of healthy sawlogs along with them. Speaking to forest scientists who work in B.C., a couple of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the largest on record, but it is far from the ﬁrst. And despite many assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not certain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just a string of warmer winters
after decades of ﬁre suppression kept older stands around. Lodgepole pine forests are ﬁre-propagated. The term “old growth” has little meaning in a cycle of natural ﬁres that doesn’t occur in wetter zones. But none of this will matter much in the urban political debate that is about to ensue. “Old growth” is now a quasi-religious notion. International environmental groups have convinced most people that logging is the primary cause of forest loss. The B.C. Liberal government needs to make some tough decisions quickly, before next year’s election. The premier’s vow to “create and defend” jobs is about to be tested like never before. •Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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The Perennial Experts
Not all males of our species are keen on lawns Editor: I was having a nice cup of joe and reading with interest Arzeena Hamir’s “The insanity of lawn maintenance,” May 4. I nodded enthusiastically. I reached paragraph three (“the male of our species”) and threw up said joe all over my lawn which needs cutting (according to my wife). Unlike Arzeena, I can only speak for this man. I don’t want to cut the grass. (Once a month would work.) I don’t want to pick up any grass I do cut. (I don’t mind if the cuttings get tracked into the house by the kids.) I don’t want to dig up dandelions. (If they were harder to grow everyone would want them.)
What I do want, (as do some men) is to lounge back in front of the big screen TV, unshaven, wearing a dirty T-shirt and shorts, watching the ball game. Apart from that I thought it was a well written article with a great message. David Price Richmond
worthwhile pursuits, is good ingredient for discussion. One thing to note in the article though, it is not only the “male of our species” that has that need for “short, manicured lawns.” Female members of the family are also reminding the males to do it. And reminding them often. Also, “manicured” is certainly not a “testosterone” induced word. It still remains to be said however, that males and females do make a good balanced team. And what a valuable resource a front lawn is. What potential. It grows so much material in a year, using sun, air and water that is so abundant in this blessed land, and then gives back to its sur-
roundings, in air quality, beauty, sound, life, water absorbing qualities and food. (Dandelions for one, are edible after all.) Males and females working together for a better world, now to ﬁgure out how to work with those deep-rooted dandelions. Johann Tan Richmond
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letters Don’t live in fear of genetically modified food Editor: Arzeena Hamir’s April 27 tirade against genetically modiﬁed food caught my attention not because of its wisdom, but because of its unscientiﬁc one-sided blather. As she herself states, “Not a single long term test for human safety has been conducted,” yet she makes the bold negative assertion that we, in effect, are being poisoned by such products. She seems to be as much upset by the fact that what she regards as evil corporations are making billions as she is by the unknown effects of genetic modiﬁcations. She sheds a tear for our farmers, presumably traditional small time family farmers who are an almost non-existent factor in the totality of today’s agri-business. She represents an element in our society who live in fear of what we are capable of doing in the 21st century. The thing that scares me most is not her views, but the suggestion that our city council is on the verge of being intimidated by that activist group. I am a much more informed judge of what is
good for me than any voter-intimidated member of council. I have been hanging around this world for a long time. I was a sickly child because my early years coincided with the Great Depression in a state of poverty that is now almost unknown in this country. I recall my mother saying every child should eat a ton of dirt while growing up if they are to develop a strong immune system. It worked for me. I am convinced that far too many of today’s children are too inactive and overprotected from all forms of bacteria and a lot else to have a chance of developing a strong immune system. They are going to have to rely on many yet to be developed genetically modiﬁed organisms if they are going to live long healthy lives. Millions of people who in my era would have died as children are alive today because genetically modiﬁed crops have created immense gains in food production. Genetic modiﬁcation is not something to be feared, except in horror movies. It is a natural part of life. A brilliant and famous man
called Darwin opened the eyes of the scientiﬁc world to that. We aren’t the same human beings we were a couple of hundred years ago. I recall my amazement on visiting plantation slave quarters in Louisiana a few years back. I had to scrunch way down to get through the doors. Today’s basketball and football descendents of those slaves would have a difﬁcult time even getting into those hovels. There are always going to be people who approach life in a negative way. Our world of mass communication has the unfortunate side effect of giving such people an outsized impact. All forms of commercial media have an obligation to present a more balanced view than is currently the case. The noisy and fearful among us get far too much attention. Despite all the problems and inequities our lives today are better than they have ever been. We should celebrate the positives and welcome the changes that modern science can bring to our future. Bob Simpson Richmond
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2012 Lulu Series has last talk tomorrow An artist collective based in Vancouver and Toronto will host the ﬁnal talk in the 2012 Lulu Series: Art in the City on Thursday. Artwork from the Instant Coffee Artist Collective is scheduled to come to Richmond in June. Perpetual Sunset: Together We Can Stop the Rain, a light-ﬁlled sculptural mural, will be installed in the new residential high-rise Camino at the southeast corner of No. 3 Road and Westminster Highway. This permanent public art piece will cover two exterior walls. One will be covered with sequins in the pattern of a sunset, another will be painted in a sunset colour. The reﬂection of sunlight on both are expected to create a dazzling effect at the busy corner. The talk begins at 7 p.m. May 10 at Richmond City Hall. Pipa (lute) master Guilian Liu will also offer a musical performance. Admission is free. Reserve seats at lulu@ richmond.ca.
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Mother’s Day For moms who have it all, exotic plant collection could be perfect Mother’s Day gift by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter
hen Gary Lewis bought Phoenix Perennials nine years ago, it was a modest nursery on No. 6 Road with a respectable variety of 500 plants.
Today, it’s grown a reputation as “the place to go” for its vast selection of perennials, with more than 4,000 varieties that draw people from all parts of the Lower Mainland and as far away as Vancouver Island, Alberta and even Seattle. And with Mother’s Day this Sunday, Lewis and other Richmond plant specialists are expecting a busy week. “We believe it’s the largest (selection) in Canada,” said Lewis, who holds a master’s degree in botany from University of B.C. Lewis’s love for gardening dates back
Martin van den Hemel photo Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis’ nursery offers 4,000 varieties of perennials.
to his childhood days, when he recalls learning from his mother that he could make new African violets and spider plants from cuttings. He then got into perennial gardening at the age of 15, and turned his mother’s front garden into a perennial garden. Unlike annuals, which must be replanted yearly, perennials are a
bit more expensive over the short term, but in the long term they continue to live and grow, offering a better value to the gardener. And unlike annuals, of which there are a relatively limited selection, there are literally thousands upon thousands of varieties of perennials. “They offer great value and diversity,”
Lewis said. Those new to the world of perennials “will realize it is an amazing and diverse world ﬁlled with endless possibilities.” Lewis lived in Germany until he was four, and recalls having his own veggie garden while living just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia during his elementary school days. See Page 14
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Fit 4 Two Richmond is holding its annual “thank you” free Mother’s Day stroller ﬁtness class. At Fit 4 Two Richmond, we have a genuine love and respect for mothers. We also sincerely appreciate the support of our participants. Each May Fit 4 Two Richmond hosts a free “thank you” class the Friday before Mother’s day, which is their way of saying “Happy Mother’s Day!” to the amazing moms in our communities. This year’s event is Friday, May 11, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval (indoors is the weather is not collaborating). Please RSVP to reserve your spot at nadyne@ ﬁt4two.ca.
Thousands of plants From Page 13 Lewis has seen the interest in gardening grow, especially in recent years with more and more people concerned about food security and their ecological footprints. Today, people are increasingly concerned about knowing where and how their food is grown. Hence, the resurgence in farmers markets across North America. And as people are returning to their own gardens—“Everybody will say to you there’s nothing like a tomato grown in your own back yard,” Lewis said—an added beneﬁt is they are once again interacting with their neighbours. What’s helped Phoenix Perennials thrive in a competitive nursery environment in Richmond is its commitment to providing cutting-edge perennials, sourcing out rare or unusual plants, and not forgetting about those gardening stalwarts. Phoenix Perennials offers a searchable database on its website (phoenixperennials. com), which includes 2,000 of its 4,000 varieties. Now known as a destination nursery, Phoenix Perennials also ships across Canada.
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Mother’s Day The gift of green for Mother’s Day
om may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special—especially for their eco-conscious moms—there are a number of different gift options to make Mom's big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your gift idea list, think about adding these "green" gifts. •Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal ﬂowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes. Compile different gardening essentials, such as seeds or seedlings, organic soil mix, mulch, all-natural compost, and a few different planting containers. You can also include gardening gloves and ergonomic tools made of recycled materials. •Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for a meal on her special day. To make the experience eco-friendly, select among restaurants that are close to home in the area. Explore the possibilities of restaurants that may serve foods made with local, organic ingredients. If you cannot ﬁnd such a restaurant, do not worry, just choose a local establishment to conserve fuel. •Pay for a car tune-up. Improving the gas mile-
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Mother’s Day Headquarters From gift shopping to celebrating, we have Mother’s Day covered! Blundell Centre is your local community plaza offering over 47 shops, services and restaurants. From unique gift ideas, great choices for Mother’s Day lunch / dinner or treating Mom to a day of health & beauty services, you’re just steps away from it all.
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richmond sports awards
Here’s to some real good sports: well done by Don Fennell Sports Editor At its simplest, sport is wins and losses. But that’s after the game, when the thrill of victory or agony of defeat is the result of the outcome. It’s the lure of competition and the lessons learned during the heat of the battle that matter most. Whether it’s an individual pursuit or as part of a team, sport challenges us to be
the best we can be—on and off the ﬁeld of play. Each year, The Richmond Review, in co-operation with Richmond Sports Council and the City of Richmond, proudly recognizes the achievements of local individuals who, during the previous 12 months, have contributed greatly to Richmond’s sporting legacy. Since its inauguration in 1999, the Richmond Sports Awards has
strived to recognize noteable athletic performances as well as pay tribute to but a few of the many volunteers whose contributions are all-encompassing and help ensure community sport continues and grows. Collectively, these individuals inspire us all. This year’s 13th annual Richmond Sports Awards were held May 5 at R.A. McMath Secondary School— a ﬁtting venue given that the ﬁrst
Congratulations to all winners and nominees.
Clockwise from far right: High School Female Athlete of the Year Juliana Kaufmanis; Coach of the Year Paul Eberhardt; Special Olympian Brayden Pawer; Adult Female Athlete of the Year Ann Hayes; Senior Adult Male of the Year George Popov; Senior Female Athlete of the Year Elisabeth Rollins; Adult Male Athlete of the Year Stephen Ptucha; and Junior Male Athlete of the Year Nico Bourne (for which Ranji Atwal—football—and Bradley Hofmann—lacrosse—were also ﬁnalists).
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awards, which were also held there, honoured Bob McMath for whom the school is named. Born in Ireland in 1915, Robert Alexander McMath moved to Richmond after serving in the Second World War. Immediately becoming active in the community, he was a school trustee from 1951 to 1957 where upon he was elected to city council . He remained a councillor for all but two years through to 1993.
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During his 40-plus years in public service, McMath also proved a visionary and demonstrated a particular passion and fondness for sport. In addition to contributing to such projects as the Richmond Trail System and a sports facility in Minoru Park, it was his wish that a park be attached to each school giving students easy access to recreation opportunities in their neighbourhoods.
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Come join former BC Lions Guard Bobby Singh as he will be holding his 4th annual Down Set Hut Youth Football Camp (Non-Contact) for kids ages 7-15 on May 12th at Minoru Park in Richmond, BC. He will be joined by the Head Strength Coach of the San Francisco 49ers & the 2011 NFL Strength Coach of the Year Mark Uyeyama of the National Football League and several stars of the CFL including:
• GEROY SIMON • PAUL MCCALLUM • MIKE REILLY • JON HAMEISTER-RIES • TRAVIS LULAY • DAVIS SANCHEZ • JUSTIN SORENSON • DEAN VALLI • PARIS JACKSON • ANGUS REID • SEAN GORE • ROLLY LAMBALLA
WHEN: WHEN: Saturday, May 12th Sign in 9:00 am Camp 10:00am-2:30pm
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Register online at www.downsethutfootball.com A portion of the proceeds from this camp will help beneﬁt members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver, Kid Sport and the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. For more information visit www.downsethutfootball.com
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richmond sports awards DON FENNELL AWARD OF DISTINCTION
Pat and John Korenic Exuding class and commitment, Pat and John Korenic are the poster couple when it comes to volunteering. Whether it’s in their current capacities as registrar and president of the Richmond Devils women’s hockey team they are largely responsible for creating two years ago, or in their previous roles overseeing the hugely-successful Richmond Girls’ Hockey Association (Ravens) invitational, they have always gone above and beyond to ensure participants have the best possible experience.
SPORTS COUNCIL AWARD OF MERIT
Warren Karsgaard Mr. Baseball in Richmond, Warren Karsgaard has been associated with the game locally much of life. In his capacity as ﬁelds and facilities manager for the Richmond City Baseball Association, he conscientously oversees the maintenance of the ball parks ensuring hundreds of youngsters have the best possible ﬁelds on which to play. He also remains an active player with the Richmond Monarchs, though most of his time with the defending over-45 Lower Mainland championship team is devoted to managing.
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Gayle Guest’s dedication to high school sports is exempliﬁed by her 28 years as a B.C. School Sports delegate and ﬁve years chairing the Presidents’ Council.
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Suzy Parker’s long service to softball includes overseeing the provincial girls’ championships held last year at Palmer and London ﬁelds.
Immediate past president of the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club, Fred Pawluk is himself an accomplished runner with many championships to his credit.
Past president of Richmond Minor Hockey, Jeff Lightfoot has also chaired the appeals committee and remains active as a coach in the Introduction to Hockey Program.
The Seafair Minor Hockey Association would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for this year’s Richmond Sports Awards We would also like to acknowledge the following Seafair teams, on their various accomplishments throughout this past season
PCAHA Flight 2 League Champs PCAHA Final 4 Champs PCAHA Team Achievement Award Kamloops Tournament Champs Abbotsford Tournament Champs
PCAHA League Champs
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Special Congratulations to Katie Chan 2012 NHL Jr. Skills Champ Congratulations to Cody Kusch who won the Administrator of the Year Award
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richmond sports awards ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY Darryl Neighbour Darryl Neighbour had a pretty memorable and successful 2011 at the curling rink, skipping his team to the gold medal at the Wheelchair World Curling Championships in Prague.
SPECIAL OLYMPIAN Brayden Pawer Brayden Pawer had plenty of reasons to be proud in 2011. He competed in numerous Special Olympics sports including basketball, softball and soccer. But there were two notable highlights during the year —representing B.C. in the national Special Olympics ﬂoor hockey championships and earning gold at the provincial 10-pin bowling ﬁnals. BRAYDEN PAWER
OFFICIAL George Smith George Smith is a senior Level 4 baseball umpire who is also secretary of the B.C. Baseball Umpires Association and responsible for assigning ofﬁcials to provincial championships. He has supervised or ofﬁciated at three provincial men’s championships. Other ﬁnalists for this award were: Patti Caldwell (softball) and Matt Ng (volleyball). GEORGE SMITH
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Want to Play Hockey? RICHMOND MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION offers non-’bodychecking leagues for all ages.
RMHA PRESCHOOL TRY HOCKEY DAY Wednesday, May 16th at Richmond Ice Centre (kids age 4 – 5) RMHA will provide all equipment needed including skates if needed.
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for the 2012-2013 hockey season! Why join Richmond Minor Hockey Association? • Early Bird registration rates in effect until May 31, 2012 • Players registered with RMHA will receive 1 home game ice time, 1 practice ice time and 1 skill development ice time (run by a professional development coach) each week. • Hockey 1 (birth years 2007/08) Registration fee is only $199! For that they will receive two 45 minute ice sessions per week run by a professional development coach, a RMHA practice jersey and water bottle.
Our objective is to provide all players with at least four ice times per week. All players receive free practice jerseys. 45 Local companies support Richmond Minor Hockey with sponsorships. We provide Scholarship money to our members. 2012-2013 season goals include: Sending teams to Elite Tournaments including the Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament ... putting our teams in the Richmond Midget International Hockey Tournament, etc. • Professional instruction for all RMHA players from our team of experienced skills instructors. RMHA Skills Instructors include Glenn Wheeler, Al Wozney, Milan Dragicevic and Denis Semenov. • Player development is included in registration costs. While some Hockey Associations charge for player development on top of registration fees, sometimes as much as $25.00 per session, RMHA includes player development in the registration costs. Each player will receive one ice session per week on top of their regular hockey schedule, approximately 20 ice sessions. Player development will take place the ﬁrst week of October 2012 and run until the last week of February 2013. • RMHA will be holding Rep Development camps for all Registered RMHA players (Atom to Juvenile age) June 2012 • Please continue to check our website for updated information regarding upcoming camps, schedules and pricing.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO OUR 2011–2012 SEASON
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richmond sports awards COACH Paul Eberhardt
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richmond sports awards HIGH SCHOOL FEMALE ATHLETE Juliana Kaufmanis
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HIGH SCHOOL MALE ATHLETE Vijay Dhillon Vijay Dhillon won’t soon forget the 2011 basketball season, an all-star campaign if there ever was one. Dhillon led the R.C. Palmer Grifﬁns to the provincial AAA senior boys’ championship at which he was selected to the ﬁrst all-star team and honoured as the most valuable player. Those honours followed ﬁrst team recognition at the Lower Mainland ﬁnals and Richmond league coMVP honours. Other ﬁnalists for this award were: NICK JENSEN (volleyball) and MARCUS RIBI (track and ﬁeld). VIJAY DHILLON
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richmond sports awards JUNIOR FEMALE
Noemie Thomas Noemie Thomas set Canadian swimming records in the 100 and 200 metre butterﬂy among girls 13 and 14 years old. She was also a member of Canada’s junior world team and is ranked top50 in the world in the 100 butterﬂy. Other ﬁnalists for this award: SUMMER CLARKE (soccer) and JULIANA KAUFMANIS.
The Canadian university men’s basketball defensive player of the year, Phil Scrubb was also a national team all-star. He also played for Canada’s junior national team.
A member of Canada’s women’s university baskeball team that placed sixth at the worlds, Katie Miyazaki was also the Canada West defensive player of the year for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. PHILIP SCRUBB
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an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 • www.stalbansrichmond.org
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Apostolic Pentecostal Church Intl. Be part of the new pioneering church in Richmond
Sunday Celebration, Sharing & The Word - 10:00 a.m.
12200 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1B3 Phone 604-273-2757 • www.fujianevangelical.org
FILIPINO CANADIAN CHURCH
10351 No. 1 Road (1 block South of Williams Road)
English Services: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Mandarin Service: 9:00 a.m. Minnanese Service: 10:30 a.m.
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REFORMED CHURCH (RCA)
Pastor Impam Moses
(Filipino Congregation) www.cccc-richmondbc.com COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m.
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phone 604-270-6594 www.rcfonline.com
CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond
No. 3 Rd.
Richmond Christian Fellowship
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richmond sports awards TEAM OF THE YEAR - YOUTH FEMALE/MALE
TEAM OF THE YEAR - ADULT
RC Palmer Griffins (basketball) RC Palmer Griffins high school senior boysâ€™ basketball team completed the 2011 season by winning the B.C. AAA title. Other ďŹ nalists: RICHMOND JUVENILE A1 and SEAFAIR ATOM A2 (hockey).
Air Attack U17 girls (volleyball) Richmond Young Chuckers (baseball) Richmond City Baseballâ€™s Young Chuckers capped the 2011 season by winning the B.C. Junior Menâ€™s Baseball Championship. Also a ďŹ nalist for this award was the RICHMOND MONARCHS, winners of the Lower Mainland menâ€™s over-45 league title.
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HOARE, Nancy Lewine born November 17, 1949 in Burnaby, BC passed away peacefully with her family all surrounding her on May 4, 2012 in White Rock, BC. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Maurice; her son Graham (Alison); daughters Adrienne (Jeremy) and Susan; four grandchildren Rhiannon, Leah, Lily, Logan; her sisters Patsy, Gerry and Audrey; her brother Stephan; nieces, nephews, many relatives and good friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC. A special thanks to the incredible staff at Peace Arch Hospital E.R. and Evergreen Baptist Care Home for their care and support. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca
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The Air Attack U17 girlsâ€™ volleyball team placed second at the provincial and ďŹ fth at the national championships. Other ďŹ nalists for this award were: RICHMOND GIRLS U16 (soccer) and MIDGET RAVENS (girlsâ€™ hockey).
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DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-7933222. www.dcac.ca
EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or email@example.com Help wanted! Make money mailing brochures from home! Free supplies! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.theworkinghub.com HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SALES Manager reqâ€™d for growing Automotive Dealership in South Okanagan, BC. Must have Automotive Sales leadership experience with focus on Customer Satisfaction.E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay based on experience
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ€™t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.
Richmond Young Chuckers (baseball)
School District No. 38 (Richmond) ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS power sweeping, power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. Burnaby based. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Good driving record required. Experience beneficial, but will train. Email: email@example.com or fax 604-294-5988
Continuing Education Welcome to Richmond School District Summer Programs!!!
CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497 Expâ€™d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853
â€˘ Academic Full Credit Courses â€“ Grades 10-12 â€˘ Academic Remedial Courses â€“ Grades 8-11 â€˘ Enrichment Courses & ESL â€“ Grades 1-12 â€˘ Camps â€“ Ages 5-17
For registration and detailed information visit our website: www.RichmondCE.ca
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JB MARINE, SICAMOUS requires an experienced marine mechanic. Employment to start ASAP. Salary $20-$25/hr dependent on experience. Apply in person or email email@example.com. Ph. 250-836-4370. Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
Kwong Fung Richmond hiring bookkeeper, $19/hr with WCB, 37.5/wk. Chinese Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season
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CALL 604-558-2278 PORT HARDY - Looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, email@example.com or fax 250949-7440. RICHMOND Food Co. req’s a seasonal late afternoon janitor. Fax resume 604-275-1682
$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
PropertyStarsJobs.Com Dollar Thrifty Auto Group Inc hiring a Rental Service Supervisor skilled at customer service, supervise staff, prepare schedule and daily sales report. $15.00/hr, 37.5 hr/wk Fax resume: 604-629-0754
TELEMARKETING. Perm P/T, exp, some knowledge of Excel. Salary + Commission. Richmond, clse to bus & Canada line. Fax: 604-278-8587 email: firstname.lastname@example.org WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km west of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).
GET IN THE GAME! Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year! Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!
Call Rochelle 604.777.2195 GPRC, Fairview Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND Steamfitter/Pipefitter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Up to $20/hr
Retail or wholesale (NOC: 6251) required for Donald’s Fine Foods. Immediate openings at our Richmond locations for 15 qualified / exp. Meat Cutters. Duties; Cut, trim and prepare cuts of meat, supervise other workers and provide training. Must speak English. Permanent / Full-time – 40 hours per week. Full Benefits after completion of probation.
Wages: $16.04 per/hour E-mail: careers@ donaldsﬁnefoods.com or fax: 604.875.6031
INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY?
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR Earn Your Diploma in 1 Year $1000 Tuition Allowance
MEDICAL OFFICE - Part time receptionist required one to two days per week - also vacation coverage. Require mature individual. Will train computer billing. This job would be ideal for retired or semi-retired LPN or RN. Send resume with a handwritten note to Mailbox Rental #319-8155 Park Rd. Richmond, V6Y 1S9 REGISTERED Nurses required for relief hours in Canadian facilities. Seeking exp ER, LDR and OR nurses. Please visit www.travelnurse.ca or 866-355-8355
Classifieds is your best location for information about new homes and apartments. Check out bcclassified.com listings in the 700’s.
• KITCHEN CABINET INSTALLERS • FINISHERS • PAINTERS Required for Surrey based Cabinet Shop. Please call 604.897.0357
Chelsea Stowers Graduate 2008
KELOWNA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING 130
CONCRETE & PLACING
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
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APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.
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Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
S & S LANDSCAPING & FENCING Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panels for Sale & Installation. 8291 No. 5 Road, Richmond. 604 275-3158
AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!
Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our ofﬁce at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!
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INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: email@example.com MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
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TIME TO PRESSURE WASH YOUR HOME? Browse through bcclassified.com’s Business Service section in the 200-300’s. Class 341 - Pressure Washing
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
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8000 Blk of Railway Ave Cormorant Crt, Steveston Hwy 10000 Blk of No 4 Rd 9500-10800 Block Shell Seabright Rd, Seacastle Dr Albion Rd, Aquila Rd Ainsworth Cres, Moddocks Rd 9000 blk Gilbert Rd, Gilhurst Cres, Gilhurst Gate Gilbert Cres, Neill Pl , Woodwards Pl 8000 Blk of Williams Rd 6000-8000 Blk of No 5 Rd 4000 Blair Dr, Fisher Gt, Howard St, Shepherd Dr 2000 blk Shell Rd, River Dr Ash St, Boyd Crt, Dolphin Ave, Crt Foster Rd, McMath Rd
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1ST CALL Plumbing, heating, gas, licensed, insured, bonded. Local, Prompt and Prof. 604-868-7062
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
HOME IMPROVEMENTS MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338
High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...
CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More
Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771 A face lift for your home-Selling or upgrade? Bthrms/Kitchens/Plumbing/Electrical/Drywall/Tex. ceilings/ doors. Big/Small. WCB, insured. Seniors Spec. Mike, 604-341-2681
HOT + COLD Pressure Washing Sidewalks - Driveways - Parkades Res/ Comm/ Strata. 604-802-9033
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373 POWER WASHING, Gutters, Windows Bird Control, Resi/Com. Lic/Insur. Free Est: Call Dean 604839-8856 Pressure Washing, window cleaning, sidewalks, parking lots, driveways & gutters. WCB.604-833-1462
OF Home (604)501-9290
BLUE NOSE STAFFORDSHIRE puppies, 7 wks. old, black, brown, gray colours $350. (604)723-4501
BORDER COLLIE pups born Mar 6, 2012. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts
CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978
CANE CORSO MASTIFF pure bred male, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ Call 604-826-7634.
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid. 25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.
Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765
BLUE NOSE PITT BULLS, puppies, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. $700. (604)530-0336
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions
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Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
1 $38/hour. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & license. Call 604-510-2155
or email us at email@example.com
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A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
Call Roya 604-247-3710
14100174 4000 Blk Steveston Hwy (includes townhomes) 14202023 9000 Blk No 1 Rd, Osmond Ave, Pendlebury Rd 14202041 Mahood Dr 14202045 Geal Rd, Groat Ave 14202030 Palmer Rd, Pembroke Pl, Pendlebury Rd, Pendleton Rd 14202033 Waller Crt/ Dr, Pickering Dr 14202036 Peterson Dr/ Gate 14203135 Fairdell Cres 14201154 5000 blk Williams Rd 14203244 Bairdmore Cres 14901036 Turquoise Dr 14201121 Gander Dr, Crt, Pl, St Johns Pl 14201126 Cornerbrook Cres, St Brides Crt, St Vincents Pl, Crt 14903060 Easterbrook Rd, Murchison Rd, Reeves Rd, Webster Rd 14903074 McCallan Rd, Tilton Rd 14903079 Hankin Dr, Musgrave Cres
FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.
Call JR 604-247-3712
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.
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21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627
#1 AAA Rubbish Removal
Call FREE 1-877-220-3328
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
Kids and Adults Needed Kids and Adults Needed
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: email@example.com. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550
PERSONAL SERVICES ACCREDITED
NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT?
Online programs also available CALL TODAY for information PCTIA
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
EXP. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED - for family practice in Richmond. 2 days per wk. Please fax resume to: 604-271-4900
for qualiﬁed on-campus applicants
CHIHUAHUA male, black & tan, vaccinated, dewormed and vet checked, $700. 604-504-5438.
15 Year old 14-3 Bay Andalusian mare. Sensitive horse for confident tactful rider. Owner retired. $8500 obo TO A GOOD HOME. Call 604-534-6152 (Langley).
LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217
LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family/farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. F$695.M $595. 604-835-0305.
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064
PUGS pure bred. 5M 1F, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, 8 wks old fawn & red $800 (604)826-1037
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
SPRING TIME - Springer cross pups, 6 mos, 1st shots, $450. 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.
OF PET THE WEEK
“VIN” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!
“VIN”, ID #257637, NM, DSH, 1 YEAR 3 MONTHS 2 WEEKS This very talkative former Tom cat needs a guardian with lots of time for playing as he is an active young man. Vin will capture your attention the moment you walk in the door. If you are looking for a sweet boy to come home to everyday Vin is your man! Vin was picked up as a stray outside an elementary school in Prince George and eagerly awaits his forever home. Hopefully you can keep up with him! Come and meet Vin today.
TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100
SPCA Thriftmart 5400 MINORU BLVD • 604-276-2477
5431 NO. 3 RD. 604-276-2254
PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA
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HOME SERVICE GUIDE PLUMBING & HEATING
24/7 HEATING & PLUMBING
SPECIAL HOT WATER TANKS INSTALLED $699
CONSTRUCTION • RENOVATIONS ** COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL ** KITCHEN & BATHROOM SPECIALIST PLUS TIDDLEY THINGS
604-272-2809 or cell: 604-841-2479
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560
MISC. FOR SALE
Free estimate and free design. CALL WEST:
Mike Stanley, Field Tech Richmond BC
• New 4”, 5”, 6” Seamless Gutters & Downpipes • Leaf-Grate & Leaf Protection System • Gutter Repairs & Cleaning • Best Prices • No HST - May, June, July • Customer Service Since 1968 (45 Years) • Fully Insured
ROOM & BOARD
We specialize in driveway, sidewalk, patio, foundation and retaining wall, all kinds of concrete jobs. We also do fencing jobs.
advertise in the
WCB & LIABILITY INSURED
Free estimates (fully insured)
Call Darryn 604-339-5532
Call Sean 778-869-6901
Home Service Guide Call
STEVESTON HOME SERVICES PETS
• Regular Scheduled Cuts • Aerating •Lime & Fertilize • Hedge Trimming COMPLETE LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES
New fence installation • Gates & repair Rooﬁng repairs • Powerwashing • Odd jobs • Renos • Gutters etc. Painting interior & exterior
A DIVISION OF NOLAN YARD WORKS
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE
RJ’S PLUMBING & HOME SERVICE
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• Pressure Washing
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• Hedge Trimming / Pruning
M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS
Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Plumbers www.1stcallplumbing.ca
Installed from $735
•Backhoes •Mini excavator (rubber track) •Bobcats (forks/buckets) •Dump trucks
• Residential / Commercial • Complete Fertilizing Programs • Rotary / Reel Cutting
HOT WATER TANKS
HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACE – $2499 installed Licensed, Insured, Bonded • Same Day Service
• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work
• Plumbing, Drainage, Gas Plumbing • Fireplaces & Conversion to Gas • Furnace, Boiler Repairs & Installation
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(24/7) 604-874-8158 TRANSPORTATION
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.
REAL ESTATE 627 STND POODLE pups 8 wks, vac, dewormed, CKC reg, parents on site, apricot $1500. 604-496-1180
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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
HUGE Sale, 11531 Seafield Cres 9am-1pm. All kinds of quality items & Girl Guide Cookies.
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492
RICHMOND 8511 Ackroyd Rd. Clean 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 3 appl., coin ldry., N/S N/P. 1 prkg. $1050 mo. Avail. now/June 1. C.21 Prudential 604-351-9452
LANGLEY CITY ROOMS AVAIL in 6 bdrm hse on acreage. Breakfast, lndry light housekeeping util cbl incl Seniors & independents welcome 604-780-2767, 604-721-4421
DELUXE SUITE BURNABY HEIGHTS. Bright 2 bdrm, 2 FULL bath suite, kitchen dining, separate living rm, above ground 1150 sq ft; appliances, utilities, cable incl $1350 PM; parking, view, shared laundry, private entrance; amenities. N/S, N/P, References. For Lease 1 year. Avail NOW. Call 604 340 4548
RICHMOND, nr #2/Westminster. 1 Bdrm, sep entry. Immed. $750 incl utils. No w/d, np/ns. 604-319-7648
1998 VW Fox 4dr H/B, 5sp, 178K, exc cond. no aircare, silver w/black int. $1250. 604-996-8734
2005 HONDA CIVIC SI, silver, 4 dr, 5 sp, fully loaded, 90 K, s.roof, $6,600. Call 604-551-1377.
RICHMOND large attractive 3 bdrm +den, totally reno’d, f/p, w/d, fenced yard. Avail now. $1895/mo incl utils. Call 604-961-8267.
2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 10000k. Call 604-551-1377.
RICHMOND West. 3 bdrms upper house, 1.5 baths. Good area. NS/NP June 1. 604-277-1746.
RICHMOND 2 bdrm grnd lvl suite, shared laundry, ns/np, avail May 15 $860/mo incl utils. 779-861-9153.
Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets.
RICHMOND #4 & Williams. 2 Bdrm bsmt ste. Avail now/May15immed. Ns/np. Ref’s req’d. $850/mo incl util 604-275-2909 or 604-839-2958.
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HOMES FOR RENT
RICHMOND *3Bdrm up $2000/mo *1Bdr down (furn’d avail) $800/mo. Or *Whole House $2500/mo. Incl laundry, NS/NP. 604-272-1516. RICHMOND Newly reno. Large 3 bdrm. 1 big bath & jucuzzi. Nr Ironwood Mall. 2 level. Patio. $1500 mo. + utils. Now. (604)220-4466 Richmond.Spac. newly reno 3 bdrm upper w/pri 3 bdrm ste dwn. f/p, 7 appls. w/w. enste. patio, strg. fncd. May 1. n/p. $2395. 604-833-2103. Richmond: Unique 1 bdrm. N/S. N/P. Yard. Ideal for sngle person $825. 604-532-4370 604-790-4370.
2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv) 2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, total length 28’9”. Asking $26,000/obo. Will take small trade & cash. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com
RICHMOND: Furn’d ste, w/bath & kit, sep entr, $650/mo incl hyd/net. lndry. 778-829-0980, 604-278-9589 RICHMOND No 1 & Springfield, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, bright, reno, own w/d, lam. & tile. Prkg. July 1. $1395 mo. incl. heat & hydro. N/S N/P. Refs. 604-724-5375
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CARS - DOMESTIC
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1193 Taurus, 4dr 130Km. Just like new. Aircared. $650. 604-996-8734
2001 CAVALIER 142K, 4 cyl, auto, 4 door, drives great, Perelli tires, just AirCared, $1900. 778-893-4866
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TRUCKS & VANS
1999 FORD 350 BPlus Motorhome with V10 motor, fully equip., exc. cond. $15,000 obo 604-462-1499
RICHMOND Brickhouse area, 2 bdrm, inste ldry, new appls, strg, u/g prkg $1235 incl ht & h/wtr,ns/np,Jul1. 604-304-9252 msg
2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6450 firm. Call 604-538-4883
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 new shocks, alarm, hwy kms, good condition. $12,000 obo. 778-891-4501
Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
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RICHMOND $600 Furn studio w/bath & kitchen & laundry own entrance, detached house Quilchena 5 mins bus, suit quiet person (ns,np) (604)241-7322 RICHMOND: Blundell / #1 Rd. Lrg bright 1 bdrm, grnd flr, 4 appls, fncd yrd, sm. pet negot. NS. $875 incl utils. June 1st. (604)314-7838
1997 WILDWOOD 26’ 5th wheel, great cond., stored inside, new tires & fridge, A/C, micro, incl. hitch, only $7,900. Phone 604-858-2949.
RICHMOND 2 bdrm., 2 baths, garden suite, all utils. incl., prkg., steps to transit and shopping. $1300 mo. June 1. 604-561-9199
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3300 firm. 604-538-9257. Want your sale, event, or services to be a success this season? Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers. Call 604-575-5555
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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2001 Windstar loaded, black, dark tinted windows. Runs Nice. 233K. No aircare. $950. 604-9968734
2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 70 km, new tires & brakes, dark blue, excellent cond. $19,900. Phone 604-858-2949 2009 DODGE 150 HEMI PICK UP with canopy, rhino lined, loaded, 8000 original km’s, show room condition. 26,000 OBO. (604)613-3727
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> Richmond Sunrise Rotary’s 24th annual charity auction
Around Town Amanda Oye
irates and philanthropists alike came out to play at Richmond Sunrise Rotary’s 24th annual charity auction at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel last Saturday.
“The awareness of what Rotary does in the community is really the message that we wanted to get out … it’s quite a vibrant club,” said Sandra Hass, the auction chair. Over 250 guests were treated to a sword ﬁght by The Jade Dragon Pirates, entertainment by Hot Wax Mobile Music, dinner and dancing at the pirate-themed fundraiser. “It really is a great way to give back to the community,” Hass said. Turning Point will receive 20 per cent of the money raised at the event and the rest will go towards the various other projects that the club supports. Fundraising was done throughout the evening through silent and live auctions, a 50/50 draw and a game of Heads and Tails, the winner of which won an iPad. “We’re a small community fundraising [club], and I think we do very well,” Hass said. Guests also had a chance to win a ﬂight for two from WestJet anywhere it ﬂies. Amanda Oye covers the social scene. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: Tracey Carmichael and Diane Ball. RIGHT: The Jade Dragon Pirates—Christina Carr (Captain Charity Rackham), Martin Hunger (Harry Flint), Andrew Green (Clam Attic) and Ed Appleby (First Mate Cobbs).
Melinda Seth and Warren May.
Aaron Chin and Spencer May.
Kelvin Chan and Aaron Chan, volunteers selling 50/50 tickets.
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