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Labour of love grants second miracle Richmond woman comes to aid of a heart-transplant survivor who learned pregnancy was too risky by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

Martin van den Hemel photo Barb Nimchuk served as the surrogate mom for Katie Welsh and her husband Mathew Welsh, who are now the proud parents of Charlie Ethan, born May 29 at Richmond Hospital.

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Katie Welsh has truly lived a charmed life, with two miracles now to her name: one the life-giving organ beating inside her chest, the other always in her heart when not cuddled against it. It was 25 years ago this week that Welsh became Canada’s first child recipient of a heart transplant at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital. “Did I get it?” seven-year-old Katie said to her father Peter Luxton when she woke up that Thursday, June 11, 1987. The previous fall, Welsh had been diagnosed with a serious heart problem at B.C. Children’s Hospital, a virus having attacked her heart and its surrounding tissue, necessitating a transplant. She and her family moved to Pittsburgh to await a transplant at the city’s internationally renowned transplant centre, where it took three months before a suitable heart became available. Welsh was on the receiving end once again, but was fully awake when she witnessed her second miracle, the birth of Charlie Ethan Welsh, who came into the world on May 29 at Richmond Hospital, tipping the scales at five pounds, 15 ounces. While Welsh’s first miracle came courtesy of surgeons, science and financial help from the David Foster Foundation, the latest was thanks to Welsh’s coworker, Barb Nimchuk, and the magi-

cians at Genesis Fertility Centre, who perform gestational carrier surrogacy for 15 to 20 couples annually. Welsh is a certified dental assistant at Ironwood Dental Centre, where Nimchuk works as a dental hygienist. Because of the regimen of medications Welsh needs to take, and what’s known as drug-induced kidney disease, she was unable to carry Charlie inside herself.

“I believe that giving back wherever you can is a good example to the kids.” - Barb Nimchuk Enter mother-of-three and coworker Nimchuk, who learned of Welsh’s situation at work, and offered up her help, which turned out to be her uterus. Nimchuk recalls seeing Welsh crying at work one day, and inquiring about it. Welsh had just been married, and was wanting to start a family, and inquired of her doctors whether pregnancy was safe considering her heart transplant. They said getting pregnant could prove fatal. So Nimchuk stepped up, and offered to assist in the search for options. “I believe that giving back wherever you can is a good example to the kids,” said Nimchuk. See Page 3

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CONSTITUENCY MLA REPORT

John Yap MLA RICHMOND-STEVESTON

On Thursday June 1st, our Government adjourned the spring session of the Legislative Assembly. In the last six months our government has been working hard to serve British Columbians and provide our province with the best free enterprise coalition government. This spring session was a busy one! We saw the introduction of B.C.’s first Family Day, new hospitals for Vancouver Island, triple-A credit ratings affirmed, new schools being built throughout the province, record employment, a successful Asian trade mission, home tax credits for first time buyers and seniors, and $30 million worth of community recreation grants are just a few of our Government’s accomplishments over the past six months. Other highlights of this session include the passing of almost 30 Bills including the Education Improvement Act, the Family Day Act, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act, and the Pharmaceutical Services Act to name a few.

Our government is committed to serving the needs and wants of British Columbians. In particular we passed the Provincial Sales Tax Act, because British Columbians spoke up, and our government listened: the PST will be restored. We also implemented the final rise in our minimum wage, another commitment our government made in March 2011 and we followed through on that promise. I am honored to serve as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. I appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in Victoria and will continue to advocate for issues and work to make our beloved Richmond even better. Sincerely, John Yap, MLA Richmond-Steveston

Minister John Yap, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Richmond Councillor Bill McNulty on a guided tour by SGI Canada youth guide Gent Ng. The group attended the opening ceremony of the Seeds of Hope exhibition held at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond on May 20. The exhibit received a provincial and a City of Richmond proclamation as the Seeds of Hope p Week.

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Metro’s senior ranks grow, but region still young for B.C. Census data shows aging trend, some youthful suburbs by Jeff Nagel Black Press Jeff Nagel photo Echo Lin holds an electric car charging cable beside a Tesla electric roadster on display outside Metro Vancouver headquarters June 6. Metro Vancouver has promised to install up to eight charging stations in regional parks.

Electric car chargers planned for regional parks Public plug-in stations in select Metro Vancouver parks aim to fan trend to zero-emission travel by Jeff Nagel Black Press Publicly accessible charging stations for electric cars will be set up in select Metro Vancouver regional parks. The regional district plans to spend $64,000 setting up six to eight stations where electric vehicles can be plugged in while their owners enjoy a park visit. Air quality planner Eve Fichot said Pacific Spirit, Boundary Bay and Capilano River regional parks are among those under early consideration for charging stations. “We’re looking at ones that have a high visitor rate,” she said. A Metro report also indicates Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Metro’s head office in Burnaby and the Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant are other likely locations for public charging spots. Metro environment and parks committee chair Heather Deal said the concept is to make it easy and convenient to recharge car batteries. She said the more charging stations

exist—particularly in areas where drivers tend to park for extended periods— the more viable electric cars become and the less owners worry about running out of power. “The easier you make it, the more convenient you make it, the more pleasant you make it, the more likely it is that people will actually decide to make this change in their lives,” Deal said. Half of the cost of the pilot project is to be covered by the province’s $2.74 million Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, which will finance 570 stations across B.C. The 240-volt level 2 charging stations need four to six hours to fully charge an electric vehicle’s battery, but an hour or two typically provides enough of a top up to travel another 20 to 40 kilometres. Metro already has 14 charging stations installed at its Burnaby offices and Lake City operations centre for its own fleet of electric vehicles. Metro won’t attempt to charge users for the power, which it estimates will cost the region $1 per stall per day.

Some Metro directors were concerned about the optics of providing free fuel. But officials argue it supports the sustainability of the region. Designated stalls will be marked for electric vehicles only.

“The easier you make it, the more convenient you make it, the more pleasant you make it, the more likely it is that people will actually decide to make this change in their lives.” - Heather Deal A handful of public charging stations exist in Vancouver but Fraser Basin Council spokesman Jim Vanderwal said the provincial fund will subsidize businesses and other agencies to sponsor charging stations at other points in the Lower Mainland.

Seniors aged 65 and older now make up 13.5 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s population, according to new statistics from the 2011 census. That’s up from 12.2 per cent five years earlier and reflects the steady greying of the population as Baby Boomers begin to enter their golden years. The proportion of Metro seniors is projected to climb further to 17 per cent by 2021 and 21 per cent by 2031, driving major changes in demand for health care, housing and transit. In contrast, the proportion of children and teenagers in Metro Vancouver slipped from 24 per cent to 21.6 per cent from 2006 to 2011, according to the new data. That was despite what Urban Futures demographer Ryan Berlin called a mini baby boom around 2007 to 2009, when the economy was still going strong. Surrey, Langley Township, Maple Ridge and Port Moody are the youngest cities in the region, with at least a quarter of their population aged 19 or under. “A big driver is the availability of land and the type of housing being built,” Berlin said of the more suburban cities. “It’s conducive to younger couples and younger singles who are then having kids.” Seniors are most prevalent in White Rock (29.4 per cent), West Vancouver (25.5 per cent), South Delta and pockets of Vancouver such as Shaughnessey and Dunbar. Another factor is a trend of some young people to move out of Vancouver to the suburbs for school, work or more affordable housing, he added. Berlin said the overall trend toward an older population means cities must consider more programs for seniors, longer lights at crosswalks and the need for better public transit, including custom transit like HandyDart for those with mobility challenges. “This kind of stuff will become increasingly relevant,” he said. B.C. is also home to seven of Canada’s 10 oldest municipalities in terms of seniors population. They include Summerland, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, where nearly half the residents are seniors. The median age for Metro Vancouver was 40.2 in 2011, up from 37.4 in 2006. It would have gone up more, Berlin said, had it not been for the flow of younger people to the urban area—drawn for education, work or lifestyle—as well as immigrants.

17 hours of labour later, Charlie arrived From Page 1 In what’s known as gestational surrogacy, Katie and her husband of nearly three years Matt supplied the egg and sperm to create an embryo, which was then implanted into Nimchuk after hormonal treatment synched her cycle with Welsh’s. She then carried the baby to term, and underwent 17 hours of labour to deliver a bouncing baby boy. “I know I couldn’t do it for somebody I don’t

know,” Nimchuk said from her Steveston home where her three children listened in intently as she and the Welshes recounted their stories. “I will always have an attachment to Charlie.” Welsh said she couldn’t put into words the feelings of seeing Charlie born, a flood of different emotions coming at once. “It was overwhelming,” said Welsh, who grew up in Richmond and went to J.N. Bur-

nett secondary. While Katie Welsh wasn’t able to carry Charlie, she did get to see his development as Nimchuk called her over whenever he hiccuped or stretched inside her expanding belly. And the couple took part in all medical appointments. Charlie’s birth was made all the more dramatic during some tense hours when it was discovered his umbilical cord was wrapped

around his neck, causing his heart rate to plummet to dangerous levels. But everything turned out fine, and today a healthy Charlie is growing up in South Surrey, where the Welshes now live. Meanwhile, it’s back to work for the 43-year-old Nimchuk, who some already described as the ultimate volunteer, thanks to her community work including as chair of the Steveston Salmon Festival.


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City Board Asphalt paving advisory June 1 to August 31, 2012 The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the following location in Richmond from June 1 to August 31: • Knight Street – North and south bound lanes of Knight Street Bridge to Cambie Road Overpass Work hours will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane and there may be temporary lane closures. Delays may occur. The use of an alternate route is strongly encouraged. This work is weather dependent and dates are subject to change without notice. Questions may be directed to Wasim Memon, Supervisor, Engineering Inspections, at 604-276-4189, or visit the City’s paving program webpage at www.richmond.ca (City Services > Roads, Dykes, Water & Sewers > Construction Projects > 2012 Paving).

Fines target bootleggers, alcohol servers New B.C. liquor regulations include $575 fine by Tom Fletcher Black Press New B.C. liquor regulations include a $575 fine for adults who buy alcohol for under-aged drinkers, or serve them in restaurants and pubs. The fines apply to serving staff who fail to check identification, in addition to penalties already in place for licensed establishments that serve under-aged drinkers. Those penalties range from fines

of $7,500 to $10,000 or a licence suspension of 10 to 15 days. Parents and guardians who provide booze to their under-19 children are exempt from the tickets. “These changes give police and liquor inspectors another tool to make it harder for minors to get alcohol,” said Rich Coleman, minister responsible for liquor and gambling policy. The new tickets are part of an effort by the B.C. government to streamline

the court system, after imposing new administrative penalties for impaired driving. For supplying alcohol to minors, police previously handed out court appearance notices. The new tickets can still be disputed in court, but the onus is on the person ticketed to dispute or pay it. B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association president Ian Tostenson said the organization supports the new penalties.

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TransLink TVs a ‘mind-boggling waste’ System at entrance to SkyTrain stations mostly inoperative by Jeff Nagel Black Press TransLink is accused of wasting more than $523,000 in 2009 to put up 13 video screens at SkyTrain station entrances that now mostly do not work. The LCD monitors and networked content players cost more than $40,000 each, according to the results of a Freedom of Information request filed by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The video screens were to communicate SkyTrain system emergencies, closures and other information to transit riders, ending the practice of staff scrawling messages on sandwich boards out-

side stations. “Any way you slice it, $40,000 for a TV screen in this day and age is mind-boggling waste,” said Jordan Bateman, the CTF’s B.C. director. He said the only working screens were at Stadium Station when he recently checked them, while those at Scott Road, Edmonds and Commercial-Broadway had vanished and ones at Lougheed were there but not operating. TransLink records show the Scott Road screens were damaged by vandals while others were offline as of August 2011 due to various technical failures. Three quarters of the money for the Station Entrance Emergency

Information Panel (SEEIP) project came from a $391,000 federal TransitSecure grant. But Bateman said it was not good use of money earmarked to improve safety and security, regardless of whether taxpayers paid for it via the federal government or through TransLink. The video screens at the entrances to the five stations are different from the more than 160 screens on all SkyTrain and Canada Line station platforms that can also transmit urgent messages. Those were installed by TransLink’s advertising contractor at their cost and TransLink receives a share of the advertising revenue.

“The taxpayers didn’t have to pay a dime for that,” said Byron Montgomery, general manager for Lamar Transit Advertising. Asked whether TransLink had tried to partner with Lamar on the station entrance screens, which were installed around the same time, he said they were separate initiatives. Bateman said sandwich board messages may not be elegant but they work. He said it’s harder for passengers at a station entrance that has been closed due to a problem to peer through a grille at a video monitor inside. TransLink officials said several of the outof-service monitors are either being repaired or are temporarily covered up because of station renovations. “This was put in as a safety measure,” Trans-

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Family hopes for miracle Fear-filled Ramirez family slated to return to Guatemala today by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter It’s noon on Thursday,

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The Ramirez family portrait. Family friend Jenny Marin says the family is praying for a last-minute miracle. ‘It’s like a death sentence for them,’ she said.

Later, asked how he got the transcript of the phone call, he stated that it was from the police. This is clearly a contradiction rather than an explanation.” Yamauchi found that Mario Ramirez was “not truthful” about the provenance of the recording. Yamauchi also found that Ramirez’s account of how he was able to see the individual who picked up the extortion funds implausible. Ramirez said he met up face-to-face with one of his extortionist. “This answer is implausible, as there is no ap-

parent benefit, and some obvious detriments, to the criminals if the claimant meets up with them face-to-face.” Jenny Marin, a friend to the Ramirez family, is praying for a last-minute miracle. “They’ve sold their car, and they’re packed. It’s like a death sentence for them.” Ana Curic, spokesperson for the office of minister Jason Kinney, said Canada’s immigration system is considered as the most fair and generous in the world. “The family has had ac-

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Firefighters host wishing pond fundraiser at Richmond Night Market Richmond firefighters will be fundraising at the Richmond Night Market this year at a new wishing pond courtesy Jackson Hui. Hui has constructed the wishing pond on his own time, and at his own expense, and it’s been placed near the main entrance to the night market, situated next to River Rock Casino Resort. All monies gathered from the wishing pond will go towards the firefighters’ Global Village projects and the Richmond Firefighters Society. Also as part of the fundraising efforts, an antique fire truck will be at the market on weekends. The public is invited to dress up in firefighting gear, including fire helmets, and have their photos taken for a minimum $5 donation. Fire hats for kids will be selling for $2 each. Spokesperson Amar Gottenbos said all funds raised will assist both internationally and locally. The firefighters’ Global Village efforts have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and resulted in projects in Sri Lanka, in 2006 and 2011, Thailand in 2008 and El Salvador in 2009.

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he old saying goes that if you like sausages and laws, you shouldn’t watch either one being made.

The legislature’s sausage factory worked overtime to crank out a pile of legislative change before the government choked off debate and shut it down for the summer. This is after a dozen complicated bills were stuffed into the hopper in the final month. For the first time in B.C. history, debate was carried on in three separate chambers to try to get through it all. It created a chaotic scene, with politicians and reporters dashing around trying to create the impression they were on top of it all. The NDP opposition screamed bloody murder

about this travesty, especially as the clock ran down last week and bills were assigned a token 30 or 45 minutes to meet the B.C. Liberal government’s arbitrary deadline. Alas, what little time was allowed for the opposition to question legislation was largely frittered away with the usual partisan sniping that substitutes for alternative ideas. The good news is that this mad rush wasn’t a calculated scheme to ram through unpopular, unfair measures. Quite the contrary. The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances demand and save its own skin. Here’s a partial list of the marching orders. Get rid of the harmonized sales tax and bring back a computerized version of the old, inefficient provincial sales tax. Unclog the court system, which has become so constipated that a Stanley Cup riot fool can’t even plead guilty in a reasonable time. And find a way to make our growing population of urban anarchists and assorted other deadbeats pay to ride transit.

The HST exercise continues to exact its cost. The unprecedented job of creating a modern system for the archaic sales tax was the main cause of the legislative logjam, tying up government lawyers and delaying drafting of other bills. Small businesses that paid $3,000 to convert to HST get to pay another $3,000 to go back, and we had all better hope the new computer software works. Speaking of computers, one of the laws passed amid the shouting is one that establishes an online system for disputing traffic tickets. Police will print out tickets from their cars instead of hand-writing them, and drivers will have an alternative way to argue about whether they really ran that red light. Fighting a ticket in court now takes seven to 18 months, tying up judges, court registry staff and police. An administrative system won’t keep them all out of court, but the government hopes to reduce the average resolution time to 90 days and save $8 million a year or more. A similar administrative system is being

established for small civil claims and strata property disputes. Some legislation is to fix earlier screw-ups. A judge tossed out B.C.’s most heavy-handed administrative penalties for failing a roadside blood alcohol test, so the government brought in a new version that allows for another administrative appeal. The mistake of making transit operate on a poorly policed “honour system” goes back to Social Credit days. There is finally a system to enforce collection of fines, on those rare occasions when someone is ticketed for taking a free ride. Even with the lastminute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time.

Even with the lastminute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time.

Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He can be reached at tfletcher@ blackpress.ca.

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Not only is that a huge cost, an astounding $3,500, but for someone who hates the thought of even using a disposable coffee cup, the garbage factor is out of this world. And each and every menstruating woman who is reading this is doing the same. Spending a load of money and producing a mountain of garbage. About three years ago, I decided to give a product called the Diva Cup a try. It’s a silicone cup that you insert internally and then once or twice a day, empty it into the toilet, wash, and reinsert. I absolutely love it and I need to tell more women how wonderful it is. I only wish I had heard about it sooner. Before the purchase, I was using organic cotton tampons and if I recall, each box was about $10. So, in the span of three

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100 artworks offered at pARTy Gateway Theatre’s biggest fundraising event of the year is happening Thursday, June 21. The Gateway Theatre Cocktail pARTy features live entertainment, champagne reception, martini bar, wine tastings, tapas dinner and luscious desserts. Beyond that, there’s the highlight of the event—art. Local artists have donated 100 pieces of art, with all works professionally appraised at amounts ranging from $300 to $2,000. All will be on display in the theatre’s lobbies. Guests will be invited to pick their favourites and lay claim to their work of choice once organizers begin drawing names of guests. The second annual event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $350 per couple and can be ordered at gatewaytheatre.com or by calling the Gateway at 604270-1812. Only 100 tickets are available. STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS DEA LS COU COUPON PONS S BROC BROCHUR HURES ES CAT CATALO ALOGUE GUES S C CONT ONTEST ESTS S PRODUC PRO DUCTS DUC TS STO STORES RES FLY FLYERS ERS DE DEALS ALS CO COUPO UPONS UPO NS BRO BROCHU CHURES CHU RES

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Alexandria Beck offers tribute to the troops Singer from Richmond instrumental in pop album, a fundraiser for Canadian Forces families by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Robin Spano, Hilary Davidson, Deryn Collier and Ian Hamilton are presenting the Crime Tour.

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Three Hip Chicks and One Old Fart on Tuesday, June 19. All four are fresh faces on the crime fiction scene, with eight books published between them in the last two years. “We are all writers who rage on the page,” said tour organizer Robin Spano, a former Steveston resident. “But we are really friendly in real life. Whether you’re an aspiring writer looking for inspiration or you love books and are intrigued by what goes into their creation, we hope you’ll come away having learned something.” The tour begins June 17 from

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Four Canadian authors are offering local mystery lovers a chance to talk crime fiction later this month at Richmond Public Library’s Brighouse branch. Robin Spano, Hilary Davidson, Deryn Collier and Ian Hamilton are presenting the Crime Tour:

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t almost wouldn’t matter what I was reading by author Leah Hager Cohen, so stunningly skilled is she at turning simple words into cause for celebration. Her newest fiction—The Grief of Others—is about the secrets keep from those they love most, and the fallout from those acts. In drawing her six characters, she steps carefully into their hearts and re-

veals their sadnesses and dreams, their uncertainties and inner demons. Each of the characters embodies a form of grief, whether it derives from loss of love, loss of connection, a sense of betrayal, or physical loss. And each, in their way, manifests their grief so that sometimes it shouts, sometimes it whispers, but it always colors who they are. It’s said that for each action there’s a reaction, and in The Grief of Others we see this all too clearly. Like a set of dominoes, the Ryrie family secrets impact each member almost unknowingly, until lies unravel and betrayals float to the surface. The story opens with a tragic scene—Ricky and John Ryrie have just lost their 57-hour old baby boy and grief is beyond their reach. Trying to

restore normalcy to their life and that of their two older children, 13-year old Paul and 10-year old Biscuit, the Ryries are adrift in an emotional fog. Each family member copes the best they can, but inevitably, dysfunction takes over where grief cannot find relief. Hager Cohen deftly and compassionately brings the characters together when Jess (John’s illegitimate daughter from a youthful dalliance) arrives unexpectedly. Their individual bundles of grief swirl around them and coalesce when yet another grief enters the scene. All the while, their private desires spark and fizzle to no real satisfaction. Through her stunningly perfect prose, Hager Cohen examines the high emotional cost that individuals pay when

they hoard their grief instead of sharing it with loved ones. Is there, after all, a set of responsibilities and obligations that come with being part of a family, or are we all just individuals fumbling our way through the maze that is life? No other writer comes to mind, who so tenderly handles the lives of her characters. This was pure delight to read, despite the less than jocular topic. Heart wrenching, celebratory, sad and profound, this story covers it all. Do yourself a favour and read this one. Shelley Civkin is communications officer with Richmond Public Library. For other popular reading suggestions check out www.yourlibrary.ca/ goodbooks. Follow Shelley’s blog at shelleysblog. yourlibrary.ca.

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arge numbers of men risk unnecessary incontinence and sexual frustration due to their ignorance and neglect of their pelvic floor muscles.

Pelvic floor muscles, which span the area between the legs, support the bladder, prostate and bowel, are vital in preventing bladder and bowel incontinence. They also play a part in sexual function and satisfaction, including enabling men to achieve and maintain an erection. Whatever your age or gender, everyone needs strong pelvic floor muscles. For six months her husband Robert had been suffering from impotence, so Sue T. suggested they consult their GP. The couple assumed Robert, a 50-year-old teacher, would be prescribed Viagra. They were astonished when instead, the GP referred him to a physiotherapist to be taught pelvic floor exercises—the same “women’s exercises” Sue, 47, had done after giving birth to their daughter. Robert was initially sceptical about the exercises. “But I was also aware that Viagra can give you headaches and heartburn, and I certainly wasn’t keen on having either,” he says. “And I knew doing pelvic floor exercises had really helped Sue. At that stage, anything that promised to improve things was worth a go.” Despite Robert’s initial reception, the exercises worked—within weeks, his sex life was back to normal. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem. In younger men, it is usually caused by stress or anxiety; in older men, it is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes (which can cause deterioration in the blood vessels). It can also occur after prostate or

bladder surgery. Whatever the cause, there has been one overwhelmingly successful solution—boosting blood supply. The arrival 10 years ago of Viagra, the first of several blockbuster drugs that do exactly that, has created a multi-million-dollar industry, with millions of Viagra tablets prescribed over the past decade. While there’s little doubt of the benefits Viagra brought to many men, it appears there’s now a drug-free alternative. Researchers have found the sort of exercises women are taught to do postnatally—which involve simply contracting internal muscles—can be just as effective as Viagra, without the side-effects, including headaches and indigestion, that affect one in ten users. In a study published in the British Journal of General Practice, around 40 per cent of the men who worked at strengthening their pelvic floor

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Steveston Park will host hot rods and other specialty cars for the 22nd annual Sockeye Run car show on Sunday, June 10.

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Father’s Day Tea and Antique and Collectibles Sale Sunday, June 17th 10:00am-5:00pm OPEN TO PUBLIC

Folk duo to play Britannia Finger-pickin’ good music in store at next Folk Guild show A folk music duo will bring their original songs and country-flavoured tunes to Steveston later this month for the next Steveston Folk Guild show. Leah Williams and Mark Dowding will join musical forces Thursday, June 21 to bring a new twist to traditional songs. Williams is a local singer-songwriter schooled in the finger-pick style of guitar playing known as Travis picking—named after the originator Merle

Travis. Dowding is a multi-instrumentalist whose musical arsenal includes flute, penny whistle, soprano saxophone, harmonica and Peruvian quena. Dowding is also a regular with the folk fusion group Wheat in the Barley and the gypsy jazz band Hot Club of Mars. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Britannia Heritage Shipyard’s Chinese Bunkhouse, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets, $8, at the door.

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Dr. Mark Aginsky and Dr. Mitra Mehin will be offering their expertise to customers at the recently opened new Vison Plus eye care centre on No. 1 Road in Steveston. It was nearly a decade ago that Aginsky had a vision of opening a series of clinics where doctors had the freedom to purchase frames from many different companies, set their own schedules and spend as much time with patients as needed. That was in 2003, and today, Vision Plus operates 10

clinics throughout Washington State, and now serves Canadians in Steveston. “Our doctors and staff make us what we are today: a professional, courteous, service-oriented optometric group.” The company’s website offers information on doctors and clinics, enables customers to order contact lenses by brand at the click of a mouse, allow appointments to be booked for eye exams, and to fill in pre-requisite paperwork prior to appointments.

Ships to Shore anchors June 29 History, adventure and fun will sail into Richmond again for Ships to Shore Steveston 2012. For the second year in a row, you can relive the days when Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world. This year’s Ships to Shore event is moving right into Steveston Village. A small flotilla of tall ships and other sailing ships and historical vessels of note—including Hawaiian Chieftain—will be on display and available for free public boarding at Imperial Landing. Select ships will also be offering day sails (paid tickets required). The new site is just a few minutes walk from Steveston Park, home of the Steveston Salmon Festival, Canada’s biggest little birthday party. The event takes place June 29 to July 1.

Sockeye Run car show returns to Steveston Park Sunday Hot Wheels races for kids on tap this year This Sunday, June 10, is the annual Sockeye Run car show in Steveston, organized by the Richmond Lions Club. This is the 22nd year of the event—first dreamed up by Lions member Dave Boyce of Boyce Towing. Boyce became chair of the first car show committee and got busy, calling up all the classic car owners he knew. He served as chairperson for three years and a member of the Lions Club for five years. Boyce had heart surgery May 25. One week later he felt so good he went out and bought another hot rod to add to his collection, which now stands at 10. Choosing which

CARNIVAL RIDES

one to bring to the show is his only problem. The Sockeye Run happens in Steveston Park on Moncton Street near No. 1 Road in Steveston. The show usually draws approximately 200 specialty cars, and this year some new attractions will be added for the kids. The Steveston Community Centre will host model car building workshops from noon to 2 p.m., and Hot Wheels races will be held in the park at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Kids are welcome to bring their own cars down for a chance to win prizes. The car show runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Awards will be handed out at 3 p.m.

The 67th annual Steveston Salmon Festival will be held on a weekend this year, meaning the fishing village might see more people than ever before if the weather cooperates. Canada Day is on Sunday, July 1, 2012, and this year’s festival is themed Me to We: The Power of Youth. Since 1945, Steveston has hosted an annual birthday celebration for the nation, thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers. On an average Canada Day, more than 70,000 people crowd into Steveston for the celebrations, including a parade featuring floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles and more. The main attraction is often the salmon barbecue, where grumbling bellies are silenced courtesy more than 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets, grilled over open fire pits. Steveston will be celebrating the weekend a day earlier, with carnival rides scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. This year’s Canada Day main stage will feature Bill Bourne, Stone Poets, Joshua Hyslop, Steveston Seniors Drumming Circle, Zumba demonstration and Fresh Groove Productions, featuring Freshh, who were finalists for Canada’s Got Talent.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

$4 FOR 20oz. PINT OF CANADIAN EVERYDAY COLDEST BEER IN TOWN!

WEEKEND BRUNCHES 10AM-3PM

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS.

EYE EXAMS AND EYEWEAR

Now Open In Steveston 12420 No 1 Road, Ste 190 Tel: (604) 274-2020 www.VisionPlusBC.com

Pick up your BBQ Sausages here

BAR & GRILL 604 447 5545

Steveston’s Original & Best Fish & Chips

THE MARKET

BBQ SEASON HAS STARTED! Unit 130-12000 First Ave. Richmond www.doriginalsausagehaus.ca

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3880 STEVESTON HWY AT A NO. 1 RD. 604-274-1268 CAESARSGRILL.COM M

YOU,SEVEN GUESTS & KEN IACI Gourmet Dinner in the Market $500 Value Purchase a minimum $25 at Papi’s Market for a chance to Win Contest Deadline: July 15th, 2012

12251 No. 1 Rd. Richmond  604-277-7444

OPEN 4PM DAILY

Reservations Recommended • www.papisrestaurant.com

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Let us put our mark on you!

67th annual Salmon Fest in Steveston on July 1

We Can Embroider: Sportswear • Vests • Team Jackets • Caps •

• • • •

Computer Embroidery

Towels Linens T-Shirts Bathrobes

12111 1st Ave., Steveston

“son of a stitch”

604-275-8191

“WE CATER TO COWARDS!” • Emergencies • Fillings • Crowns • Bridges

• Dentures • Orthodontics • Implants • Hygiene

DR. JAMES CADIGAN, DMD

|

• Cosmetic Bonding • Laser Therapy

604.271.5622

211-3740 CHATHAM ST. RICHMOND www.chathamdental.ca

Steveston Park will host hot rods and other specialty cars for the 22nd annual Sockeye Run car show on Sunday, June 10.

Ample Free Parking • Wheelchair Accessible • Dentistry for Ages 1 to 101 • New Patients Welcome!

SING! DANCE! ACT

NOW! APP TODALY Y!

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SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS TODAY!

Mark Dowding and Leah Williams will perform June 21 in Steveston.

604-537-3669 richmond@stagecoachschools.ca www.stagecoachschools.ca

RE-OPENING

JUNE 29TH, 30TH, JULY 1 LIVE BANDS ALL 3 NIGHTS! FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH DELUXE PRIME RIB BUFFET $16 GRAND OPENING TBA

MEAT DRAWS WILL CONTINUE THEN Fridays & Saturdays starting at 5:00pm

ARMY NAVY & AIRFORCE 284

UNIT 105 - 11900 NO. 1 RD., STEVESTON Office: 604-277-5444 Canteen: 604-277-7350

Father’s Day Tea and Antique and Collectibles Sale Sunday, June 17th 10:00am-5:00pm OPEN TO PUBLIC

Folk duo to play Britannia Finger-pickin’ good music in store at next Folk Guild show A folk music duo will bring their original songs and country-flavoured tunes to Steveston later this month for the next Steveston Folk Guild show. Leah Williams and Mark Dowding will join musical forces Thursday, June 21 to bring a new twist to traditional songs. Williams is a local singer-songwriter schooled in the finger-pick style of guitar playing known as Travis picking—named after the originator Merle

Travis. Dowding is a multi-instrumentalist whose musical arsenal includes flute, penny whistle, soprano saxophone, harmonica and Peruvian quena. Dowding is also a regular with the folk fusion group Wheat in the Barley and the gypsy jazz band Hot Club of Mars. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Britannia Heritage Shipyard’s Chinese Bunkhouse, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets, $8, at the door.

Vision Plus opens Steveston outlet

LONDON HERITAGE FARM 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond (just west of Gilbert Road)

604.271.5220 londonheritagefarm.ca NEW MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED

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604-272-1222

Dr. Mark Aginsky and Dr. Mitra Mehin will be offering their expertise to customers at the recently opened new Vison Plus eye care centre on No. 1 Road in Steveston. It was nearly a decade ago that Aginsky had a vision of opening a series of clinics where doctors had the freedom to purchase frames from many different companies, set their own schedules and spend as much time with patients as needed. That was in 2003, and today, Vision Plus operates 10

clinics throughout Washington State, and now serves Canadians in Steveston. “Our doctors and staff make us what we are today: a professional, courteous, service-oriented optometric group.” The company’s website offers information on doctors and clinics, enables customers to order contact lenses by brand at the click of a mouse, allow appointments to be booked for eye exams, and to fill in pre-requisite paperwork prior to appointments.

Ships to Shore anchors June 29 History, adventure and fun will sail into Richmond again for Ships to Shore Steveston 2012. For the second year in a row, you can relive the days when Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world. This year’s Ships to Shore event is moving right into Steveston Village. A small flotilla of tall ships and other sailing ships and historical vessels of note—including Hawaiian Chieftain—will be on display and available for free public boarding at Imperial Landing. Select ships will also be offering day sails (paid tickets required). The new site is just a few minutes walk from Steveston Park, home of the Steveston Salmon Festival, Canada’s biggest little birthday party. The event takes place June 29 to July 1.

Sockeye Run car show returns to Steveston Park Sunday Hot Wheels races for kids on tap this year This Sunday, June 10, is the annual Sockeye Run car show in Steveston, organized by the Richmond Lions Club. This is the 22nd year of the event—first dreamed up by Lions member Dave Boyce of Boyce Towing. Boyce became chair of the first car show committee and got busy, calling up all the classic car owners he knew. He served as chairperson for three years and a member of the Lions Club for five years. Boyce had heart surgery May 25. One week later he felt so good he went out and bought another hot rod to add to his collection, which now stands at 10. Choosing which

CARNIVAL RIDES

one to bring to the show is his only problem. The Sockeye Run happens in Steveston Park on Moncton Street near No. 1 Road in Steveston. The show usually draws approximately 200 specialty cars, and this year some new attractions will be added for the kids. The Steveston Community Centre will host model car building workshops from noon to 2 p.m., and Hot Wheels races will be held in the park at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Kids are welcome to bring their own cars down for a chance to win prizes. The car show runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Awards will be handed out at 3 p.m.

The 67th annual Steveston Salmon Festival will be held on a weekend this year, meaning the fishing village might see more people than ever before if the weather cooperates. Canada Day is on Sunday, July 1, 2012, and this year’s festival is themed Me to We: The Power of Youth. Since 1945, Steveston has hosted an annual birthday celebration for the nation, thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers. On an average Canada Day, more than 70,000 people crowd into Steveston for the celebrations, including a parade featuring floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles and more. The main attraction is often the salmon barbecue, where grumbling bellies are silenced courtesy more than 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets, grilled over open fire pits. Steveston will be celebrating the weekend a day earlier, with carnival rides scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. This year’s Canada Day main stage will feature Bill Bourne, Stone Poets, Joshua Hyslop, Steveston Seniors Drumming Circle, Zumba demonstration and Fresh Groove Productions, featuring Freshh, who were finalists for Canada’s Got Talent.

WRISTBANDS ON SALE JUNE 1ST $20 PER DAY UNLIMITED RIDES

AVOID THE LINEUPS & GET YOURS TODAY! 4111 MONCTON STREET RICHMOND Give Dad the gift that keeps on giving...

CRAFT BEER CLUB ION FOR SERIOUS CAUTBEER DRINKERS ONLY

bi-monthly mixed box of Craft Beers Now Open In• ASteveston • Invites to exclusive tasting & events

for limited release Craft Beers 12420 No 1 Road, Ste 190• Pre-orders Tel: (604) 274-2020 offers274-2090 & member exclusive discounts Richmond, B.C. V7E 6N2 • Special Fax: (604) www.VisionPlusBC.com

O’Hare’s GastroPub & Liquor Store 5031 Steveston Hwy (Railway & Steveston) TEL: 604-241-8513 E: info@ohares.ca www.ohares.ca

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Keith Liedtke

Your Steveston area Real Estate Specialist! Voted Richmond’s Best Realtor – 2011

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WE CARE FOR BUNNIES AND POCKET PETS TOO!

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• Vitamins and Supplements • Specialty Compounds • FREE Prescription Delivery • Compression Stockings Join our FREE memebership and receive 10% off all non-prescription products

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778.297.5777

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Friday, June 8, 2012

SHELTER ISLAND MARINA DAY & sports

SWAP MEET Kigoos set pace as Icebreaker Saturday, June 9, 2012 9:00am — 3:00pm

kicks off summer swim season by Don Fennell

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Fraser Roberts seems to be making a pretty smooth transition from elite swimmer to head coach. After one meet, at least. Roberts grew up as a member of the Richmond Kigoos, and set several age-group records along the way. And though his association with the local summer swim club is now in a more administrative capacity, he’s no less motivated to succeed. But these days Roberts’ focus is centered on the results of other swimmers, including the Senior A group he works most closely with. The Senior A team, a collective of 30 swimmers, combined to lop nearly 50 seconds off their previous personal best times at last weekend’s annual Kigoos Icebreaker Swim Meet, won by the host club, at the Steveston Pool. “That really speaks to the kids we have and how dedicated they’ve come into this season,” says Roberts. “Our coaching philosophy is you get out what you put in and we’re certainly hoping the success of this weekend continues through the season.” Roberts says it’s paramount the swimmers use each meet as a re-

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Bob Frid photo Richmond Kigoo Brandon Lam, 16, showed his skills in the pool at last weekend’s Icebreaker.

hearsal for the regional and provincial championships. “The hope is they continue to better themselves continuously so they don’t peak in the beginning and then lose all their energy at the end,” he says. Roberts says it takes a very disciplined individual to commit to practice seven days a week, for an hour or more each day. But he says while you may be completely alone in your thoughts and need to be confident in yourself, the support of others is

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2nd Annual Richmond Minor Hockey Association Golf Tournament for KidSport BC Friday, July 27, 2012 Greenacres Golf Course

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Branko Popazivanov photo Stacey Fung (left) and Kelsey King stood tall at the Richmond Open tennis tournament, which wrapped up last weekend at the Richmond Tennis Club. Fung was a double winner(women’s open singles and girls unde18 singles), defeating King for the women’s title.

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McDermott an All-American as field lacrosse player Richmond’s Danny McDermott is one of several Burnaby Mountain Selects products who continue to headline the list of post-season award winners in college lacrosse. McDermott is among five former Selects to have earned 2012 AllAmerican recognition. The Matthew McNair Secondary grad was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American First Team. McDermott picked-up his first All-American accolades as a sophomore defender at the New York

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Members of the Delta Deas Rowing Club recently hosted their annual Scholastic Regatta and are now gearing up for the 2012 B.C. Summer Games, which they’ll also host, July 19 to 22. The provincial championships and Canadian Henley are also on the calendar.

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als or crews placed in the top three of their events at the annual Scholastic Regatta at their boathouse at Deas Island Regional Park. This was one of the largest regattas this year in the Lower Mainland, attracting almost 400 athletes aged 13 to 18 from 20 high schools and rowing clubs around the province. The on-water success was reflective of the outstanding success the club’s rowers have achieved in this spring’s sprint season. The season started at Lake Stevens, Wash. where local crews amassed eight top-three finishes including four first-place finishes, one second-place finish and three thirds. At the prestigious and highly competitive Brentwood College Regatta on Vancouver Island, relatively small but mighty Delta Deas Rowing Club crews medalled in two women’s and one men’s event. And their winning ways continued at the Shawnigan Lake Regatta with two top-three finishes for both the men and women. The team is now gearing up for the remaining regattas of the season, which include the 2012 BC Summer Games (to be hosted at their boathouse), the provincial championships in Victoria, and the Canadian Henley in St. Catherines, Ont. Delta Deas Rowing Club is also looking forward to a busy summer season. The Learn to Row program for youth has just started up and the club is actively looking for enthusiastic high school students to join the program. Visit www.deltadeas.com or call 604-946-3074 for more details.


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improving is very important.” Although the principles of learning and having fun continue through every player’s career, even at the NHL level, basic skills like skating, passing, shooting and thinking the game need to be a given by the time a player reaches the junior level, Hay said. “That’s what they have to be taught before they get to us (at the Western Hockey League),” he said. “And intangibles like

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GVHBA’s 19th annual Parade of Renovated Homes

Getting some renovation ideas The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will hold its 19th annual Parade of Renovated Homes on June 10, sponsored by FortisBC. Starting at 10 a.m., the public will be able to tour eight professionally renovated homes in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Surrey and Vancouver. “Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them award winners, will be on site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship,” says GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson. “Project values range from $135,000 to more than $800,000, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own

renovations.” The renovated homes include a 1950s bungalow, a 1920s heritage home, a bathroom makeover, a basement suite conversion, a wide-ranging interior and exterior renovation and a whole-house transformation. Admission is $10 for adults, and free for children 17 and under. A passport allowing you entrance into every home will be available at the homes. The homes will be open until 4 p.m., and it is recommended to map out your route as the homes will not be available for showings before or after the event. To find the list of participating homes, visit www.gvhba.org.

the elegant large-format porcelain tile flooring continues on the tub/shower surround. A unique feature of Omega is the thicker concrete floor slab and tripleglazed windows that are an integral part of every home. The floors feature more insulation and a thicker cement platform between the floors, which combine to make for an improved building structure. The triple-glazed windows help to isolate exterior sound, so you won’t be bothered by the bustling city noise. Both of these things are demonstrated at the Concord sales centre in Richmond. Guests are invited to jump on the floor to feel

the difference between the standard concrete floors and the Omega floors, and check out the difference in sound that the triple-glazing offers, in comparison to a standard window. If it’s convenience you’re looking for, Omega is certainly the place for you. Located in the heart of Richmond, you are just minutes away from transit, shopping, restaurants, recreation and education. The Vancouver International Airport is about 10 minutes from home, and downtown Vancouver is less than 20 minutes away. All remaining homes are under $399,900. For more information, visit omegaliving.ca or call 604-233-7748.

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Finding some inspiration at Concord Pacific’s Omega by Kerry Vital

European-inspired architecture comes to Richmond with Concord Pacific’s newest development, Omega. “(In) the Greek alphabet ‘Omega’ is often used to symbolize greatness and the ultimate,” says Concord VicePresident of Marketing Grace Man. “Omega, with its superior construction and refined design details, will raise the bar of similar medium-density projects and become the ultimate low-rise development.” With 245 one- and two-bedroom suites in two buildings, Omega has something for everyone, though Man says the one-bedroom plus study suites are already sold out. The homes range from 546 to 1,042 square feet. The entire development has a European feel, with a lush central courtyard, water features, stone pathways and a children’s play area. “The Omega buildings (are) a modern interpretation of the romantic European architectural design,” says Man. “It emphasizes on a symmetrical form and (is) set in a 20,000 squarefoot lush, green garden. The lit pathways, water features and secluded courtyard seating provide a soothing and tranquil environment.” Inside, the condominums include nine-foot ceilings in most of the living areas and a central heating and cooling system. There is an open balcony or terrace with each suite, and wide-plank laminate flooring throughout the main living area and flex space (depending on the floorplan) is complemented by your choice of two colour schemes – Impression and Reflection. The kitchens have plenty of

thoughtful little touches, from the soft-close hardware on the doors to the waste recycling bin and sliding basket under the sink. The engineered quartz stone countertops and large-format porcelain tile backsplash combine to make for an elegant picture with the stainless-steel appliances, while the laminate cabinetry with open glass display shelving and under-cabinet lighting becomes the cherry on the top of this perfect kitchen sundae. Those little touches continue in the bathrooms, with their engineered quartz stone countertops and a custom medicine cabinet with a mirror, shelves and built-in lighting. The recessed pot lighting is universally flattering, while

The Omega buildings (are) a modern interpretation of the romantic European architectural design,” says Concord Vice-President of Marketing Grace Man.

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The homes at Omega have several chic and modern touches, from the porcelain tile backsplash in the kitchen, above, to the generous bedrooms and flex spaces in some floorplans, top and left.


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#550-9100 Blundell Road, Richmond Stunning 12 yr young custom home, ideal central location, ultimate privacy in quiet parklike setting in small CDS with all newer homes and close to Park Royal Mall/Lions Gate bridge. Immaculate 4,408 sq ft home with quality finishes, beautiful new wide plank hardwood flooring, high ceilings, radiant heat and double volume entrance hall. An entertainer’s dream! Impressive 838 sq ft LEGAL SUITE. Large 18,818 sq ft lot - flat western portion, eastern portion is part of greenbelt going down to Brothers Creek offering wonderful private seclusion, less yard maintenance. EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!

365 KEITH PLACE, WEST VANCOUVER Pointers going east from Taylor Way into Keith Road.

$2,349,000

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES FROM $549,000

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• Great Location

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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COMING EVENTS

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING DRIVERS WANTED:

CHILDREN 83

OBITUARIES

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

CHILDCARE available in large Richmond home with experienced mature child minder. Reasonable rates and flexible hours. Playroom and large fenced backyard for indoor and outdoor supervised activities. Some drop in care available depending on daily schedule. Child must be at least 4 years of age. Please contact me for meeting to discuss your child’s needs. susan@bigspringresort.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 102

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

GENERAL ACCOUNTING Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full-time General Accounting Clerk. Position details include but are not limited to A/P, A/R and payroll. Proficient exp. with Simply, Accpac, excel and word an asset.

Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneďŹ ts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

OWNER OPERATORS Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout BC & Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 604-968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract, and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

BeneďŹ ts after 3 months. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectations to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

IAN D. MACDONALD The family of Ian Macdonald would like to invite family and friends to a wake, at his home on Saturday, June 16th, from 14:00 - 20:00. For information you can call: 604-277-8796 or 604-277-4894. No Gifts or Flowers by request

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 125

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

BUSINESS FOR SALE

ON THE WEB:

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Be your own boss publishing your own local entertainment / humour magazine. Javajoke publications is offering an exclusive protected license in your area. We will teach you our lucrative proven system, step by step by step to create the wealth that you want. Perfect for anyone FT / PT, from semi-retired to large scale enterprise. Call today to get your no obligation info packet. Toll FREE 1-855-406-1253

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Lower Mainland in in lower mainland in the 18 18 best-read the best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community communityand newspapers newspapers and newspapers. 3 dailies. 5 dailies. ON THE WEB:

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Teach over the internet. Create your financial future in the Health & Wellness industry, online train/support. www.createincome4life.com

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH OUR �DOLLAR DEALS� bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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HELP WANTED

ACTIVITY WORKER (CASUAL) RICHMOND KINSMEN ADULT DAY CENTRE

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 bcclassified.com 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.

Competencies/QualiďŹ cations; ¡ Graduate of college level Therapeutic Activity Program or approved equivalent post secondary education. ¡ Excellent communication and facilitation skills to lead a full range of therapeutic activity and exercise programs for frail elderly, disabled and cognitively impaired clients. ¡ Proven ability to work cooperatively with Team members Resumes to: Director, Kinsmen Adult Day Centre, 100- 6100 Bowling Green Rd. Richmond, BC V6Y 4G2; Fax: 604-272-1328 email: rkadc@telus.net

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HELP WANTED

$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

PropertyStarsJobs.Com An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-7235051.

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EXPERIENCED CONCRETE PUMP OP. / HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

*Top Industry Wages / * Full BeneďŹ t Package Email: heather@viperconcrete.com Fax: 403-217-7795

Online: www.viperconcrete.com

NOW HIRING! Up to $20/hr

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

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

JASMINE Mediterranean Food Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia, is looking to hire a Cook Mediterranean Food (Noc. 6242), F/T, $15 per hr, for 40 hrs per week, ASAP. Exp: 2 years to less than 3 years, language speak English, speak Arabic is an asset, Cuisine Specialties, Mediterranean Kebab, Falafel, Shawarma, Kobbeh, Tabooli, Fattosh. Specific Skills: Plan Menus, Ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions, work with minimal supervision, estimate food requirements and costs. Please send your resume to accountant@jasminefoods.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FULL AUTOMATED BEAM SAW / PANEL OPERATOR

Required Full-Time for Surrey based cabinet shop. Must have previous experience.

Excellent Wages Paid!

Call 604-710-1581

 " 0RESSMAN #!& ! 6AN0RESSHASANOPENINGFORA*OURNEYMAN

   ! WEB OFFSET PRESSMAN WITH MINIMUM   !!"!! YEARSEXPERIENCE0REFERENCEWILLBEGIVEN "& &! $!% TO THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE WITH 'OSS 33# #!& PRESSES 0ERRETTA 2'3 AND 4ECHNOTRANS SYSTEMS!$  $ -USTBEAVAILABLETOWORKGRAVEYARDSHIFT

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Competitive Wages & BeneďŹ ts After 3 mos.

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Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.

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Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for a busy logging company in

Casual work available to provide vacation, medical, work load relief.

6AN0RESS !TTN0RESS2OOM-ANAGER 2IVERBEND#OURT "URNABY "#6.% &AX       

%MAILBARRY VANPRESSPRINTERSCOM .OPHONECALLSPLEASE

SUMMER REGISTRATION! RPC Childcare Facility

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EDUCATION

Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION Surrey’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced Full-Time Installers & Helpers. Exciting packages will be offered to those with previous exp. WILLING TO TRAIN. Punjabi speaking is an asset.

Contact Raj 604-710-1581 or fax resume: 604-592-2690

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Tower Crane RIGGERS for projects in the GVRD. Rigging ticket, experience on a commercial construction site working under a crane is required. Send resume via fax:

604-241-5301 or pclvancouverjobs@pcl.com

SURREY Plant needs Fitter/Welders to fit and weld components from engineering drawings. 5 years experience in the heavy equipment industry using overhead cranes. Reply to: hr@cwsindustries.com TRUCK & TRAILER wanted for Langley Four 10 hour shifts, and benefits. Fax 604-513-8004 or email: tridem@telus.net

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MECHANIC. Fleet Shop. good wages resume to:

EDUCATION

Licensed Practical Nurse

Apply Now and Get a Free Laptop & $1000 Scholarship • Practical Nursing Program – Guaranteed Lowest Tuition – Class Starts June 25 • Health Care Assistant Program – Class Starts Every Month Information Sessions Every Friday 4-6 PM Student Loans Available & Job Placement Assistance Provided Morning, Evening and Weekend Classes Available

www.rcit.edu

Royal Canadian Institute of Technology Surrey Campus

Vancouver Campus

Tel: 604-588-7248

Tel: 604-879-5676

(Across from Surrey Central Sky Train Stn)

#202 - 10252 City Parkway, Surrey

508 Kingsway, Vancouver

Licensed Practical Nurse Apply Now and Get a Free Laptop • Practical Nursing and Access to Practical Nursing – Classes Start on June 25 • Nursing Unit Clerk – Class Starts on June 18 • Health Care Assistant Program – Class Starts July 16 Information Sessions Every Wednesday 6-8 PM

www.canadianhealthcareacademy.com

Canadian Health Care Academy 2nd Floor 93 Sixth Street, New Westminster

We will begin taking registrations on June 1st at 7am for a limited amount of spaces. First come, ďŹ rst serve!

www.blackpress.ca > www.bclocalnews.com

Come in or call us at 604-278-3264 to make an appointment to come register. We are located at 9300 Westminster Highway.

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CHILDREN’S MISC

is taking registration for our Out-of-School Care Summer (Grades K-7) program. Register weekly or monthly. Activities include ďŹ eld trips, barbeque Thursdays, and different clubs. We are also taking registration for September program as well.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Classifieds get results!

Tel: 604-540-2421

(Close to New Westminster Columbia Sky Train Station)


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PERSONAL SERVICES

WAREHOUSE

182

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

260

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

341

PERSONAL SERVICES

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328 Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Professional vocal teacher in Richmond is accepting new students

236

CLEANING SERVICES

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Hardworking. Call Linda 778-434-2756.

• All ages and levels • Voice development, technique, staging • Private studio

242

CONCRETE & PLACING

CONCRETE Removal /Replace. Garages, sidewalks, patios. Call Santino (778)892-5559

ELENA STEELE VOICE STUDIO 604-241-9367

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

HOLISTIC LIFECOACHING Do you want to apply the book “The Secret” into your life but just don’t know how? Find out the things that blocking your way in manifesting the life you desire. www.createacharmedlife.ca 604-277-3591

LOOKING FOR NEW OR USED FURNITURE AT GREAT PRICES? Browse bcclassified.com’s “Furniture For Sale” under CLASS 548.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

SCOTGUARD ELECTRICAL LTD.

Danny 778 - 565 - 4797

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www.RENORITE.com Save & more. 604-451-0225, 778-317-1256

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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Suites

$5 Million Liability. WCB. 604-802-9033

COMPLETE Handyman Services. Tile, drywall, carpentry, paint, flooring. All repairs. Dan 604-761-9717

FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panels for Sale & Installation. 8291 No. 5 Road, Richmond. 604 275-3158

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GARDENING

CLEANUP for SPRING

320 DBathrooms DKitchens DCountertop Replacement DEntrance Doors DFrench Doors DSiding DSundecks DLaminate Floors DEnclosures DCeramic Tile DCustom Mouldings DReplacement Windows DInterior Painting

DAerating D Power Raking D Pruning D Lawn Cutting

Running this ad for 8yrs

Milano Landscapers & Garden Services Ltd Easy on the Wallet!! GARDENING SERVICES 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, pruning, trimming, power raking, aeration, cleanup. $15/up. Michael 604-240-2881

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

1ST CALL Plumbing, heating, gas, licensed, insured, bonded. Local, Prompt and Prof. 604-868-7062

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Rona Building Centre 7111 Elmbridge Way Richmond, BC Improvements,

PAINTING/PRESSURE WASHING Commercial/Residential Call today! 778-387-3002

MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338

RONALDO PAINTING (Since 1981) Fully insured, WCB, Licensed 778-881-6478

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca #1 AAA Rubbish Removal

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Maintenance Team Lead

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

WANT TO REACH THE REST OF CANADA? Book your ad in more than 600 community newspapers across Canada with bcclassified.com! Call 604-575-5555

Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

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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.

Office Assistant

Call Roya 604-247-3710

Part-Time Position Richmond Branch

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Number of Papers 24 67 52 52 51 112 94 62 82 68 86 42 55 101 94 9 46 44 47 34 59 64

RUBBISH REMOVAL

21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service

Kids and Adults Needed

14302277 8000 Blk of Railway Ave 14304052 9000 Blk of No 2 Rd 14301274 Cormorant Crt, Steveston Hwy 14303415 9000 blk Gilbert Rd, Gilhurst Cres, Gilhurst Gate 14302321 8220, 8240 No 2 Rd (only two town homes complex) 14401645 Rosebrook Rd, Rosemary Ave, Steveston hwy 14600555 Seagrave Rd, Seaton Crt,Pl, Rd, Seavale Rd 14600673 Sealord Rd , Sealord Pl 14600670 Seacote Rd, Seafield Cres 14600671 Seacrest Rd, Seaham Cres 14600550 Anahim Dr, Aragon Rd 14304072 Gilbert Cres, Neill Pl , Woodwards Pl 15102996 2000 blk Shell Rd, River Dr 14500483 Ash St, Boyd Crt, Dolphin Ave, Crt 14703660 Jones Rd, Keefer Ave 15101184 Leslie Rd, Odlin Cres 15101182 Northey Rd, Odlin Cres, Pl, Sorenson Cres 15101180 Leslie Rd 15101030 Beckwith Rd, Charles St, douglas Str, Sexsmith Rd, St 15101026 Patterson Rd, Tuttle Ave 15101024 Cambie Rd, Garden City Rd, Odlin Rd 15101021 Cambie Rd, Patterson Rd, Sexmith Rd

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• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223. OF Home (604)501-9290

Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626 mainlandroofingltd@gmail.com

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25 yrs in roofing industry Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

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14203135 Fairdell Cres 14201121 Gander Crt/ Pl, St.Johns Pl 14201126 Cornerbrook Cres, St Brides, St.Vincents 14201154 5000 blk Williams Rd 14901036 Turquoise Dr 14903060 Easterbrook Rd, Murchison Rd, Reeves Rd, Webster Rd 14903074 McCallan Rd, Tilton Rd 14903079 Hankin Dr, Musgrave Cres 14201084 Springhill Cres, Pl, Springmont Dr, Springside Pl 14100220 6th and 7th Ave in Steveston 14100174 4000 Blk Steveston Hwy

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

Classifieds is your best location for information about new homes and apartments. Check out bcclassified.com listings in the 700’s.

Local & Long Distance

604-244-9153

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

JJ ROOFING SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING. WCB Insured., 3rd Party Liability, BBB member. Jas 604-726-6345

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

CALL FOR A FREE IN HOME ESTIMATE

HELP WANTED

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (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

ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576

no-hassle Service Backed by Professional Installation and our no-nonsense Home Improvement Warranty

604-374-2283

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

PAINT SPECIAL

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

WE GUARANTEE

D Power Washing D Fencing D Organic Fertilizing

EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New roof, reroof, repairs. Free est. (778)878-2617.

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

LANDSCAPING

Greenworks Redevlopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering, Old Pools Filled in, Irrigation 604-782-4322

PHIL’S FENCING: Custom blt cedar fences/gates/lattice. Repairs, decks & stairs, 604-591-1173, 351-1163

S & S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 300

Call JR 604-247-3712

Boundaries

Kitchen,

Call Ian 604-724-6373

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Route

Bath,

SIDEWALK Pressure Washing Parking Areas, Driveways, Patios

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.

Boundaries

dollars!

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

PARM LANDSCAPING LTD. Cedar fencing installed, gates, repairs, complete lawn maint. Comm/Res. 604-271-5319

Kids and Adults Needed

Route

your

604-720-9244 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

STAMPED CONCRETE FPatios FPool Decks FSidewalks FDriveways FForming FFinishing FRe & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

NEW & REPAIR. Bath & KItch, flrs, tiles, moulding, dry-wall, painting, plumbing, wiring. Job guaranteed. WCB ins. Patrick 778-863-7100.

Expert in electrical repairs & troubleshooting. Panel upgrades, Renovations Guart. work. Licensed/bonded BBB app. No job too small

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

www.elenasteele.com

HELP WANTED

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

LOVE TO SING?

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PRESSURE WASHING

POWER WASHING, Bird Control Resi/Com. Lic/Insur. Free Est: Call Dean 604-839-8856

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

SHIPPING Department Position available full time (including Saturdays) for retail store in Aldergrove. Duties include receiving/organizing inventory, related yard work, sales. Must be strong for lifting heavy inventory, have mechanical abilities for repair and asembly work, and enjoy working with customers. Resume to resumeaccount@shaw.ca

120 – 6851 Elmbridge Way, Richmond B.C. St. John Ambulance is a respected, non-denominational, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the safety of BC’s Communities through First Aid Training, Products and Community Service. Our Team is currently seeking an Office Assistant to join our Richmond Branch. Responsibilities include customer service, student registration, retail sales, maintenance of classrooms and training equipment. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma, excellent telephone manner and customer service skills. Must be proficient in computer programs, in particular, MS Word, internet, data base and keyboard skills. Due to the demographic of our clientele in Richmond, fluency in the Chinese language is an asset. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a covering letter before June 19, 2012. Mail to:

Attention: Branch Manager St. John Ambulance 120 – 6851 Elmbridge Way Richmond, B.C. V7C 4N1 Fax to: 604-231-0406 e-mail: myette.acha@bc.sja.ca

Location: Delta, BC

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

Savoury Foods, a Division of Weston Foods (Canada) Inc. has an opportunity for a qualified maintenance person to lead its maintenance team of 3. This person will report to the Plant Manager and will support and direct the maintenance staff, the production equipment and building structure with a focus on accountability, plant reliability, efficiency and waste reduction. If you have a strong maintenance background and are driven to meet departmental targets and plant objectives (KPI’s) we would like to meet with you.

604.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a résumé in confidence identifying Savoury Foods Maintenance Lead to: hr_west@westonbakeries.com

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LANDSCAPING

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LANDSCAPING

LANDSCAPING LTD. PAVING STONE & RETAINING WALL SPECIALISTS · DRIVEWAYS · SIDEWALKS · PATIOS · COURT YARDS · BASALT WALLS · FLAG STONE · WATER FEATURES · DRAINAGE · NEW SOD · RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL · CONCRETE - EXP. AGGRAGATE - STAMPED · FINISHES

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

OVER 24 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Recipient of 8 “Excellence in Design” Awards Holder of four industry leading certifications

HAVE YOUR JOB DONE THE “RITEWAY”

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

778-233-4949

As we operate on a 24/7 basis the candidate will be required to be available on weekends, flexibility is a must.

ABBOTSFORD

We thank all candidates for their interest but only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

T & K Haulaway

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

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SUNDECKS

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

PETS 477

PETS

Black & Yellow lab puppies ready to go call to view $600 Vet checked, 1st shots dewormed. 778-885-9066

BLUE PITBULL Pups genetics/ razoredge UKC reg, 4m, 2 f, 9/wks. $600-$1000. 778-237-2824

CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204.

CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD.

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604 -543-5727

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866


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HOME SERVICE GUIDE PLUMBING & HEATING

GARBAGE/JUNK REMOVAL

• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work

RENOVATIONS

HOT WATER TANKS

BradsJunkRemoval.com 6 220.JUNK(5865) 0

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Plumbers www.1stcallplumbing.ca

“HAUL ANYTHING‌BUT DEAD BODIES!â€?

OVER 2O YEARS SERVICE

Installed from $699

604-868-7062

REVIEW

SUPPORT LOCAL SAME DAY SERVICE! 185-9040 BLUNDELL ROAD, RICHMOND

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M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS

Plumbing • Electrical • Woodwork • Drywall • Bathrooms • Painting • Handyman • Textured Ceilings • FREE Quotes Door Repairs: Patio • Pocket • Bi-folds • Shower Insured / WCB and I’m a Nice Guy! Mike Favel • 604-341-2681

PLUMBING/HOME IMPROVEMENTS

We s t w i n d

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

• New 4�, 5�, 6� Seamless Gutters & Downpipes • Leaf-Grate & Leaf Protection System • Gutter Repairs & Cleaning • Best Prices • No HST - June, July & August • Customer Service Since 1968 (45 Years) • Fully Insured

Call George 778 886-3186

Plumbing * Heating * Electrical * Carpentry * Painting * Tiling                

www.westwindhome.ca Fully Licensed, Insured, WCB

Mike Stanley, Field Tech Richmond BC

LAWN SERVICE

• Edging

• Hedge Trimming / Pruning

• Aeration / Power Raking

• Pressure Washing

PETS

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

Richmond

GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun. June 9 & 10 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2091 Stirling Ave. (Brookville) RICHMOND

HUGE YARD SALE Trinity Pacific Community Garden & Evangelical Formosan Church.

Sat. June 16, 9-1 10011 NO. 5 RD.

Come to shop, stay for lunch RICHMOND

MOVING OUT SALE SAT. JUNE 9, 9-3 Hutch, baby stuff, household, lots for everyone

6300 SKAHA CRESC. Rain or shine

KITTENS & CATS for adoption. Call Catcare Vet Clinic, full service hospital, appt to view 604-277-8511

551

GARAGE SALES

RICHMOND, MOVING SALE Crystal collectibles, garden, hshld, shoes, clothing camping, Wi system, game boy, PSP hand held, & lots of misc. Free items.

Saturday, June 2, 9am-2pm 5371-COLBECK ROAD RICHMOND, Yard Sale. Saturday June 9, 9am-3pm. 9200 Chapmond Crescent. (The Monds). Something for everyone. Rain or shine. Steveston

MULTI COMPLEX YARD SALE Sat. June 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5600 Andrews Road (bet Trites & No. 2 Rd southend) Shopping, loads of items & FREE BBQ. RAIN OR SHINE

KEN THURSTON

BULK DELIVERIES We deliver up to 3 yards of soil and bark and up to 1 yard of sand.

email: admin@richmondreview.com

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RICHMOND, 2 family sale. June 9, 9am-1pm. 6380 Constable Drive. N.E.B. Something for everyone

Father & Son

Kitchen & Bathrooms Superior Quality at Competitive Costs Phone: 778-898-7600 • 604-779-1324 FREE ESTIMATES

Call 604.247.3700 PETS

GARAGE SALES

www.raincentre.com

(24/7) 604-874-8158

Home Service Guide

604-908-3596 6 04-9 -908-3 -3596

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Richmond Home Services

To advertise in the

• Residential / Commercial • Complete Fertilizing Programs • Rotary / Reel Cutting • Trimming

RENOVATIONS

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 Single bed, box spring & mattress, black steel headboard,needs frame, new cond. $100. Call 604-270-9377

560

RICHMOND. 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths. Completely renovated. Wood floors. 5 appls. Exc. cond. Avail. July 1st. $1200/mo incl window coverings, storage & indoor parking. Call 778882-3771.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

****BC Area Foreclosures**** Free List w/pics $250K and Up These Homes Must be Sold www.BCareaForeclosures.com

734

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

CENTRAL Richmond Move in with suitcase. Beautifully furn’d 1 bdrm apt with rec ctr, ns/np, avail immed. $1200 incl heat/elec. 604-626-6435

845

806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1-800-910-6402

GUARANTEED

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

MODULAR HOMES

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

2000 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, 132 K, white, aluminum wheels, no accidents $2800. Air Cared. (604)5029912

HOMES FOR RENT

The Scrapper

2002 BUICK REGAL LS 4 dr., auto, sunroof, gray leather, p.h.seats, CD & more. $3600. (604)541-0206 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $4,900. obo. 604-826-0519

RICHMOND #2/Francis. 4 Bdrm house, 3.5 baths, 5 appls, garage, fenced. Nr schls, shops, bus, ns/np, refs, plus utils. 604-319-6122.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 TOYOTA Solara convertible, red, 91,000 miles. Good condition. $7,000. (604)854-3252

SUITES, LOWER

CLASSIFIED A D S MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-575-5555

SUITES, UPPER

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2003 FORD WINDSTAR, rebuilt auto trans. Runs exc. Green. $3000 obo. (604)826-0519 2004 DODGE CARAVAN 3.3, gray, 132K, all power, Air Cared, no accidents. alarm, Keyless. aluminum wheels, exc. cond. $5300. (604)502-9912 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 135K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $10,000 604-793-3819 6-9pm

QUEENSBOUROUGH, 1 bdrm, w/d, f/s, sm. kitchenette, sep. entr. & prk, balcony, NS/NP. Nr all amenits. $850 incl. hydro. (604)528-9956

827

VEHICLES WANTED

RICHMOND. Spacious, newly renod 3 bdrm w/priv. new 2 bdrm ste down. F/P. 8 appls, 3 baths, cov. patio. storage, garage, fenced. July 1. N/P. $2650/m. 604-833-2103

WANTED: 1980-1981 Celica GT liftback, 5-spd; or a 1979-1981 Supra 5-spd. Cell 250-307-1215.

752

830

TOWNHOUSES

$1500 Langley 2Bd/2Bth/2Car grg. pool,hottub, rec room, gym, central location 604-614-1766

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2450 firm. 604-538-4883

RICHMOND, #1 & Williams, 3 bdrm rancher,1.5baths,1800sf, 1850/mth. + utils. Immed. Call 604-518-3378.

751

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

JULY 1, Shellmont. 3 Bed, 1.5 bath upper house. Very clean, new laminate. Large fenced yard. Pet OK. N/S $1,600 plus util. 778-386-1457

750

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

736

RECREATIONAL/SALE

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Richmond Bridgeport/Shell 2 bdrm NP/NS $1100 incl utils/ldry. Nr schl skytrain Costco. 604-805-3965

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

838

1997 Seabreeze: 31 ft. Ltd. Ed. Chevy 454 - slps 6. 50,000 mi. Exc. cond. $22,500: (604)476-0371 2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $39,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv)

Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

Check out bcclassified.com’s “Pet Section� in the 400’s to find a loyal addition to your family. Selling a pet? Call us 604-575-5555

627

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

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.

Looking for a new “best friend�?

RICHMOND 3 bdrm newly renovated, own entry & ldry. $1200 + utils N/S. 9551 Bissett Pl. 604-301-0818

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

810

QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located

RICHMOND Brickhouse area, 2 bdrm, 5 appls, strg, u/g prkg $1175 incl ht & h/wtr, NS/NP, Jul 1. 604304-9252 msg or 778-230-3524.

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-575-5555

HOMES WANTED

TRANSPORTATION

RICHMOND

MISC. FOR SALE

FAN, Wood and gold coloured, great condition. Stainless steel KITCHEN SINK, 3 basins, (small in middle) (no faucet) Excellent condition. LIGHT FIXTURES, three. Gold/glass, for ceiling (flush against ceiling). HANGING LIGHT, used for entry way, gold & glass. North Delta. 604-591-9740

625

TOWNHOUSES

Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure $160/13 yds or Well Rotted $180/10 yds. Free Delivery Richmond area. 604-856-8877

752

1 & 2 Bdrms

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

RENTALS

Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

P L A N T L A N D

Call 604-278-9580

BUYING OR SELLING? Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s

MOTORCYCLES

2001 VICTORY CRUISER deluxe 46,000 kms. 1500 cc, 80 H/P $6,500. Call 604-534-2503.

Time for a new car?

Check out the transportation section (800’s) of the classifieds to find “Deals On Wheels�


Friday, June 8, 2012

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Visit our website to check out and register for hundreds of parks, recreation and cultural programs.

kudos

www.richmond.ca/ register

On Saturday, June 16, 30 young people in grades 4 to 9 will be participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life event at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Fifteen students participated last year and the enthusiasm has grown to 30 this year. These amazing students are on Team DW Charges. On June 16 this team, along with several other teams from Vancouver and Richmond, will walk/run from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. It’s a symbolic way of displaying their support and dedication to cancer patients, past and present, who have and may still be running in their own personal relays for life. Team DW Charges has raised $12,971.18 to date and wants to thank the Westwind and adjoining neighbourhoods for their support and contributions.

Kudos is a weekly feature showcasing announcements, achievements and good deeds happening around town. E-mail submissions to news@richmond review.com

Coun. Harold Steves received a surprise from the mayor and his fellow councillors to mark his 75th birthday. Steves was a few minutes away from chairing the parks and recreation committee meeting when the entire room erupted in a hearty rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Cake was enjoyed by all who attended the meeting.

Rocanini Coffee Roasters in Steveston held a charity auction on May 23 to raise funds for Dream Indigo’s summer arts program for children. Local artist Karen Lorena Parker (right) presents the proceeds from the auction to the founder of Dream Indigo, Katie Keating (left).

Recycle Your Electronics at NO COST! Desktop Printers & Fax Machines

Computer Peripherals

Portable Computers

Non-cellular Telephones & Answering Machines

Display Devices

Home Audio/ Video Playback and/or Recording Systems

Desktop Computer Scanners

Vehicle Audio & Video Systems

Non-Alcohol Alcohol

Air ir Tr Treatment, reatment DDesk & Tabletop Fans

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Time Management

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Designated Very Small Items

OK BOTTLE DEPOT

up to and including 1L (litre) $0.05

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larger than 1L (litre)

$0.20

Best of

RICHMOND r

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Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems

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