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Alice Wong swims into shark fin debate by slurping soup

‘Almost impossible’ to trace shark imports, says NDP MP

by Matthew Hoekstra

by Matthew Hoekstra

Staff Reporter Richmond MP Alice Wong waded into the shark fin soup debate Thursday by sitting down to a bowl of the delicacy at The Jade Seafood Restaurant. Wong appeared at an afternoon press conference in Richmond for Chinese media to back the B.C. Asian Restaurant and Cafe Owners Association’s position to keep shark fin soup on menus. The two-term Conservative MP has been silent on the issue until now. “The whole thing has become so political now,” she said. “I’ve got so many phone calls from constituents who want me to clarify the facts.” She said Canada already bans the practice of shark finning— when a harvester removes fins from a shark and discards the rest of the animal at sea. “In Canada that is illegal. But we have no intention of making shark fin soup illegal.” Wong said Canada only allows shark fin imports if there’s evidence the products have been harvested legally. As for her own tastes, Wong said she “likes” shark fin soup, but said “we don’t always eat it.” “It’s people’s choice. If people like to eat it, they do. If people decide not to, fine. But banning it? This is not the federal government’s decision,” she said. “The product is imported legally, from a legal source, so there’s no basis for us to ban it.” Wong’s appearance infuriated Marley Daviduk of the Vancouver Animal Defense League.

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Alice Wong samples some shark fin soup Thursday in Richmond.

“I’m absolutely furious that a member of Parliament would address only the Chinese media,” said Daviduk. “Richmond is a multicultural city, as is Canada. It is her job to address everyone.” Wong’s director of communications, Robert Lynch, said he’s “trying to get to the bottom” of why other media weren’t invited to the press conference. Daviduk said because the practice of shark finning is banned in Canada, 450 kilograms of shark fin were import-

ed into Vancouver on Thursday alone. So far this year, more than 71,000 kilograms have been imported, and Daviduk said it’s impossible to determine what fins have been harvested legally. “Sharks are hunted all over the world, a lot of it by poachers…and by the time they get to Canada, they’re just a dried fin. Nobody knows where they came from, who hunted them—there’s no way to prove it.” Daviduk said there’s “no such

thing as sustainably harvesting a species that’s 90 per cent gone.” “Canada is a hotspot for this and it needs to be dealt with— on a federal level, on a provincial level, and if neither of those governments do something, then we have to do something on a municipal level.” In August Daviduk confronted the owner of The Jade restaurant, David Chung, challenging his decision to keep shark fin soup on his menu. See Page 3

Illegally harvested shark fins are being imported into Canada and it’s up to the federal government to stop the practice, an Opposition MP said yesterday. “Canada can become a world leader by saying we’re not going to accept those often illegally harvested fins that are causing…a huge trend in the loss of sharks in the last short number of years,” said Fin Donnelly, the NDP’s deputy critic for Fisheries and Oceans. Donnelly, MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody, has been drumming up support for his private member’s bill that calls for the banning of shark fin imports. The bill could be considered for second reading in early December. But so far Alice Wong isn’t among his supporters, after the Richmond MP dined on a bowl of shark fin soup for some reporters last Thursday. “It seems like she’s trying to deliver a specific message to a specific audience, as opposed to dealing with this issue at hand,” said Donnelly. Donnelly said although Canada’s spiny dogfish shark fishery is a well-managed fishery, sharks elsewhere in the world are being fished without the same certification as required here. “It’s almost impossible without DNA testing to trace where that shark fin is coming from,” said Donnelly, adding imports can be a mix of legal and illegally caught fins. The Union of B.C. Municipalities passed a resolution last month calling on senior governments to take action on shark finning, a practice that Donnelly said threatens one-third of all shark species with extinction and kills up to 75 million sharks each year. A government source confirmed shark fin importers aren’t required to provide detailed information about their products. Richmond Coun. Chak Au believes the federal government should tighten import rules. “We have to target those people who practise shark finning. That is not defensible. We have to tighten up our regulations and enforcement to make sure that all shark fins that come into Canada are legally harvested,” he said. Au said Cathay Pacific Airlines set a good example last month by enacting a policy refusing to transport shark fins without proof they’re legally harvested. Au said the move has significantly reduced the airline’s volume of shark fin shipments.

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Canadian Tenors brighten hospital patients’ day Three of the tenors tour Richmond Hospital

“We’re very fortunate to perform and share our music around the world. But health is everything...” – Fraser Walters

by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Marcia Brodie was moved to tears as the Canadian Tenors sang for her inside Richmond Hospital’s chemotherapy ward Tuesday morning. It was her last day of cancer treatment, and on this day as fortune would have it, she got to meet and chat with three-fourths of the made-in-Canada international singing sensation. Richmond’s own Fraser Walters, Clifton Murray and Victor Micallef greeted patients in the ward, and spent some time chatting with them, listening to their individual stories. (Remigio Pereira, the fourth member of the group, was unable to appear due to illness). The tenors received a tour of the hospital’s refurbished emergency ward, courtesy manager Claude Stang. “We love doing our music, and I think it’s always from a real place. And when you see this, it reminds us to keep it real, all the time,” said Micallef. “Going through the hospital, and doing charity events like the 25th anniversary gala, it charges and in-

spires our music. And it reminds us that every time we get on stage, to try to make a difference in a small way, and to really connect with the music and make sure that we’re affecting people in a positive way.” The Richmond Hospital Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, and the Canadian Tenors ensured it was an unforgettable fundraising gala. The singers performed at the 14th Starlight Gala at River Rock Casino Resort, which raised money for the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Walters shared a personal story about how the Richmond Hospital helped save his life. While a university athlete, he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required a days-long stay at Richmond Hospital, and eventually surgery. “I remember the care at that time was just unbelievable and so this place, it’s very meaningful for me to come back,” Walters said. “We’re very fortunate to perform and share our music around the world. But health is everything...”

Martin van den Hemel photos ABOVE: Richmond’s Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef and Victoria’s Clifton Murray of the Canadian Tenors, visited patients at Richmond Hospital on Tuesday morning. BELOW: Walters with patient Marcia Brodie.

New site considered for YVR luxury outlet Feasibility study looks at placing luxury designer outlet next to Canada Line station by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The Vancouver International Airport is looking at an alternate location to place a controversial luxury designer outlet originally planned for on Russ Baker Way. “After we consulted with our communities and residents in the summer, we considered a potential alternate site on Sea Island. The potential alternate site is located on the northeast corner of Sea Island and offers closer access to the Templeton Canada Line station,” said airport authority spokesperson Alana Lawrence. “The project is still

going forward...Feasibility testing is currently underway on the site (and) should be completed this fall.” Last March, plans for the 459,600-square-foot retail mall were unveiled for a 21.5-hectare site on Russ Baker Way. The project would see the world’s leading fashion brands come to a mall similar in area to Lansdowne Centre mall. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said members of Richmond council, the airport’s board, and staff from both sides, met a couple of months ago to discuss concerns about the joint venture between the airport and London-based developer McArthurGlen Group. “They listened to our concerns and have promised that they would conduct a feasibility study to see if another location, probably around the Templeton station, would be feasible,” Brodie said. “That’s the last concrete thing I have heard, other than we’ve seen the trucks taking the preload off the site beside BCIT (aerospace campus) and moving it over to the site

“Our council believes that that is a viable option and certainly far superior to the BCIT site.” – Malcolm Brodie

at the Templeton station.” (Lawrence noted that work planned for the Russ Baker Way site is “largely complete” and added: “The soil from the Russ Baker Way site was relocated to airport property on the north side of the island off Ferguson Road.”) Plans for an alternate site for development on Sea Island are part of a separate project that already include a 250-room hotel complex and a business park. The luxury outlet is slated to open its doors in the fall of 2004 with 97 stores. “I’ve been assured that the pro-

cess has been ongoing, and that they had not given final approval as a board for the outlet mall at the BCIT site,” Brodie said. Asked about why the Templeton site is considered better, Brodie said: “Our council believes that that is a viable option and certainly far superior to the BCIT site.” A retail outlet along the banks of the middle arm of the Fraser River would create “walls of concrete” to people driving by, Brodie said, adding that outlet mall signs would not be attractive. Brodie said the airport authority spent $300 million to help build the Sea Island arm of the Canada Line, and so “it never made sense that they then wanted to undermine the benefits of the Canada Line by designing and locating an outlet mall away from the Canada Line.” He noted that travellers stopping over in Vancouver would be able to use the Canada Line for free for trips between the airport and the Templeton station and the proposed location for the luxury outlet.

City still studying shark fin ban From Page 1 Chung, who is president of the B.C. Asian Restaurant and Cafe Owners Association, was asked to provide fin samples to test for endangered species. He declined. Chung has been a vocal opponent of a fin ban—something the City of Richmond is currently studying. The restaurateur maintains that few shark species are facing extinction, and the Chinese tradition of eating shark fin soup is one he doesn’t want to break. While Richmond studies a possible ban on shark fin, other cities have enacted bylaws to outlaw the product, including Toronto. Animal activists say fins are cruelly harvested and has put many shark species at risk of extinction.


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13th Annual Harvest Lantern Festival Thursday, October 18

Community news covering October 17 to November 7, 2012 • Canada Line Bridge: Van Horne Way at River Road on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:30 – 9:00 a.m. • Thompson Community Centre: northwest corner of Granville Avenue and Lynas Lane on Thursday, November 1 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Public Works & 17 Transportation Committee Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

22 Regular Council Meeting Monday, October 22, 2012 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m. (open meeting) Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m. (closed meeting)

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Planning Committee Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

Bike to Work Week October 29 to November 2 Bike to Work Week is a regional initiative aimed at increasing year-round commuter cycling in the Lower Mainland. Workplaces are encouraged to join the City of Richmond and register to get their co-workers onto bicycles. Prizes will be awarded based upon participation rates and kilometres commuted. For more information and to register, visit www.biketoworkmetrovan.ca. The highlight during the week will be commuter stations that feature free food and beverages, free bike mechanics, cycling maps and information, and prize draws. Come visit us on your bike at:

13th Annual Harvest Lantern Festival Family fun, rain or shine! Drop by the West Richmond Community Centre at 9180 No. 1 Road, Thursday, October 18 and light up the night at the 13th annual Lantern Festival. This fun family event runs from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and features a one man circus, puppetry, face-painting, drumming, buttonmaking, and balloon art. Bring your own lantern, or swing by early to make one for the procession around the playground. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank. For more information, call the West Richmond Community Centre at 604-238-8400.

Development Permit Panel Meeting Wednesday, October 24 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Agenda Items: 1. 8380 Lansdowne Road - DP 12-600815 IBI-HB Architects – To (a) permit the construction of a mixed-use development that includes a 12-storey residential tower over a 3-storey podium at 8380 Lansdowne Road on a site zoned “Downtown Commercial (CDT1)”. The proposal includes a total of 131 residential units (122 apartment units, 2 live/ work units and 7 affordable housing units); 270.80 m² (2,915 ft²) of retail commercial space and 654.38 m² (7,044 ft²) of restaurant commercial space; and (b) vary the required parking requirements of the “Downtown Commercial (CDT1)” Zone to the reduced parking requirements for residential and

commercial uses within the City Centre, Zone 1. Please call 604-276-4395 for further information.

Child Care Grants Applications accepted until November 2, 2012 The Child Care Development Advisory Committee of the City of Richmond is pleased to announce that Richmond City Council has made Child Care Grants available. Non-profit societies that either (1) provide child care services or (2) support the provision of child care services are eligible. Child care grants are available for both (1) capital expenses and (2) professional and program development initiatives that will benefit the child care community. Terms of Reference are available at the Information Counter of City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, and from the City website at www.richmond.ca/ services/socialplan/childcare/grant. The deadline for completed applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012. For further information, please call Lesley Sherlock, Social Planner, at 604-276-4220.

Minoru Chapel Opera City Opera Vancouver You are invited to hear classic opera music performed at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 in the Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Road. Viva Verdi! He wrote some of the most beautiful music in all opera. He used it to tell great stories, from La Traviata to Aida, Otello to Rigoletto, and Falstaff to Il Trovatore. Audiences love him the world over. No composer in opera is more often performed than Verdi. City Opera Vancouver is Canada’s leading chamber opera company, specializing in new and unusual repertoire. Admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors (+HST). Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.

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Seating is limited. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling the registration call centre at 604-276-4300 (press “2” at the prompt). Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please quote course #258850 for the 2:00 p.m. concert, #258851 for the 7:00 p.m. concert. Credit card purchases only. Sorry, no refunds. For more information, please visit www.richmond.ca/minoruchapel.

2013 Dog Licensing It’s important for you and your dog Beginning in November, invoices to renew dog licences for the 2013 calendar year will be mailed to dog owners who have previously licensed their dogs with the City. The benefits of licensing your dog include: • Provides identification, allowing us to return your dog to you sooner, if lost or stolen • Provides statistics on the number of dogs within our community in assessing the need for facilities and programs • Financial support for the Richmond Animal Shelter and other animal related programs within our community Each licence renewal fee will reflect any discounts before March 1, 2013. Payment instructions are included with the renewal and we encourage you to use Canada Post or the drop off boxes at selected Community Centres to make your payment. Renewal decals will be mailed to your home within four weeks of receiving your licence fee. The penalty for an unlicensed dog is up to $300 and may result in fines up to $2000. The penalty for an unlicensed dangerous dog is up to $500 and may result in fines up to $2000. For more information and for residents without a licence for their dogs, please visit www.richmond.ca > Public Safety > Pets & Animals > Dog Licences for details, fees and application forms.


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Olympic museum to open in the oval in 2013 'One of the best business opportunities' city has had, says top administrator by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond's chief of staff said Monday a new Olympic museum will draw tourists and won't put the city at financial risk despite its multimillion dollar price tag. "As a business opportunity, I see this as one of the best business opportunities we've ever had," said George Duncan. "This is a real plus for Richmond, and I'll stand behind the business case (for the museum) anytime ahead of a lot of things that we do." Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation officials won city council's endorsement this week for the $6-million-plus Richmond Olympic Experience Project—an Olympic museum that will be housed inside the oval and build on a long-planned exhibition of Richmond's Olympic story. Officials hope to open the facility by next fall. As first reported by The Richmond Review, a delegation of oval and city officials successfully pitched the idea over one year ago to International Olympic Committee brass in Lausanne, Switzerland. Brass from the oval corporation—an arm's length company owned by the City of Richmond—are banking on tourists to offset operating costs, which could total $300,000 annually, with admission fees averaging $15. Tourists will already pay $2.5 million in capital costs through hotel tax collected by Tourism Richmond. Another $2 million is being drawn from oval and city accounts, along with up to $1.5 million from an unnamed sponsor. Project officials have also applied to the federal government for an additional $1 million grant toward construction costs. Project officials argue the museum will give tourists another reason to base their stay in Richmond—and offer

more incentive to visit the oval. But one councillor voted against the project Monday. Coun. Chak Au questioned its ability to draw tourists and wondered why the Richmond museum would be the first in North America to join the IOC's Olympic Museum Network. "We might flatter ourselves to claim (to have) the first Olympic museum in North America. But my question is, if this is such a good thing, why in so long a time nobody wants to have an Olympic museum in North America? That makes me become suspicious." But Duncan, chief administrator of the city and oval corporation, said the network is "relatively new" and gives members access to artifacts and materials

Asphalt paving advisory October 8 to 20, 2012

Richmond Olympic Experience Project

The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the following locations in Richmond as noted:

•An official Olympic museum with four areas of focus: Richmond’s Olympic experience, the 2010 Winter Olympics, the history of sport in Richmond and Olympic movement and values •It will feature three areas: theatre, museum environment and interactive zone •Estimated to cost at least $6 million, with hotel room tax funding majority •Primary location is on mezzanine next to Legacy Lounge •Target opening of fall 2013 worth "millions." "There are others who would be quite happy to have this honour," he said. Still, another councillor, Derek Dang, said he would have liked to see more solid numbers in the project proposal, instead of "airy fairy stuff." But Duncan insisted

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the museum doesn't pose a financial risk to Richmond, since the project is only drawing $575,000 directly from the city—an amount approved long ago. He noted the museum will utilize the oval's existing walls and front-end staff. See Page 7

October 8 to 20, 2012. Work hours 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. • 8000 Block of Granville Avenue – East bound lanes only - Cooney Road and Garden City Road intersections included October 14 to 20, 2012. Work hours 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. October 15 to 20, 2012. Work hours 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. • Knight Street – North bound lanes only – Knight Street Bridge to Cambie Road overpass 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). City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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City Board City of Richmond Notice of Permissive Exemption for the Year 2013 Permissive Exemption Bylaw 8935 Notice is given that the City of Richmond intends to provide exemption from property taxes for a period of one year (2013 taxation year) for the properties listed below. Estimated City taxes are shown for 2013 and for the following two years as required by Section 227 of the Community Charter. Name Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy Richmond Emmanuel Church Ismaili Jamatkhama & Centre Development Disabilities Association Development Disabilities Association Greater Vancouver Community Service Society Richmond Society for Community Living Pinegrove Place, Mennonite Care Home Society of Richmond Rosewood Manor, Richmond Intermediate Care Society Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Legion Senior Citizen Society Canadian Mental Health Association Richmond Caring Place Kinsmen Club of Richmond Richmond Tennis Club Richmond Lawn Bowling Club Richmond Winter Club Richmond Rod and Gun Club Scotch Pond Heritage Girl Guides of Canada Navy League of Canada National Council Treehouse Learning Centre (Richmond Society for Community Living) Terra Nova Children’s Centre (Society of Richmond Children’s Centres) Riverside Children’s Centre (Developmental Disability Association) Cook Road Children’s Centre (Richmond Society for Community Living) Richmond Watermania Richmond Ice Centre Richmond Public Library - Ironwood Branch Richmond Public Library - Cambie Branch Richmond Oval and viaSport City of Richmond Richmond Family Place Richmond Centre For Disability Richmond Animal Protection Society Development Disabilities Association City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Estimated Taxes 2013 507.98 8,623.95 6,059.41 1,827.41 2,387.41 2,128.28 8,110.34 14,452.59 31,628.88 721.71 946.82 6,329.36 1,506.30 28,209.22 5,863.38 168,995.20 416.42 13,777.94 8,562.78 128,472.67 13,018.55 6,526.30 2,309.58 9,558.39 1,407.44 2,094.75 1,019.61 2,038.42 200,840.03 133,172.98 6,373.98 3,334.32 1,975,312.75 28,963.88 9,554.45 10,270.26 10,266.33 2,437.04

Estimated Taxes 2014 524.54 8,905.09 6,256.95 1,886.99 2,465.24 2,197.66 8,374.74 14,923.75 32,659.98 745.24 977.69 6,535.70 1,555.41 29,128.84 6,054.52 174,504.44 429.99 14,227.10 8,841.93 132,660.88 13,442.95 6,739.06 2,384.87 9,869.99 1,453.32 2,163.03 1,052.84 2,104.87 207,387.42 137,514.42 6,581.77 3,443.02 2,039,707.95 29,908.10 9,865.93 10,605.07 10,601.02 2,516.49

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$200,000 worth of girders stolen from site Some $200,000 worth of construction material has disappeared from a gated compound in North Richmond. And now Richmond Mounties are asking for the public’s help in pinpointing the thieves who stole launching girders from a facility at Van Horne Way and

Great Canadian Way. According to investigators, the material was stolen sometime between July 1 and Sept. 4, and a witness has indicated that he saw three Caucasian men take the items on three separate occasions. The men were linked to a

green GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck and a white Ford flat deck truck. The launching girders are used to make bridges, and the stolen ones were yellow or blue in colour and marked with the codes: B401, L49 C4101-2101, L49 C2001, D2001, D701, G,

and E1201. Anyone with information about the stolen construction material is asked to call Richmond RCMP Const. Jennifer Chow at 604-278-1212, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. —by Martin van den Hemel

City accelerates Garden City lands plan New timetable sets June 2014 for city to complete plan for farmland by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

OPEN HOUSE: PlaNNiNg fOr tHE railway avENUE grEENway Date: Saturday, October 20 Location: Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The planning and design process is underway for the development of a new recreational Greenway along Railway Avenue. We invite you to participate in this Open House to review the concept plans, provide input and learn a bit about the rich history of the former rail corridor. z This 3.7 kilometre trail from Garry Street to Granville Avenue is envisioned as an unique and accessible cycling and walking route that will connect neighbourhoods and have points of interest and activity along the way. Together with existing trails, there is an unprecedented opportunity to now connect the Middle Arm and South Dyke / Steveston waterfronts. For more information, contact the Parks Division at 604-244-1208. MAP LeGeND 3.7 kilometre trail existing trail City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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A final plan for the Garden City lands is now just 20 months away, according to a new timetable endorsed by city council Monday. This fall senior parks planners will begin mapping out the future of one of city's largest and most contentious real estate holdings. The vacant 55-hectare (136.5-acre) lands are locked in the Agricultural Land Reserve but "present a unique opportunity to provide a broad range of public amenities integrated with significant urban agricultural and environmental features," according to a staff report from Mike Redpath and Yvonne Stich. "Very few cities in the world have the opportunity to plan and implement such a large civic space within a city centre context," the report says. The parks department has re-prioritized its plans for the next two years to accommodate the Garden City lands planning process, now scheduled to be complete by June 2014. City staff are taking the lead on the project, but will also rely on a $300,000 budget for consultants to provide "technical expertise." On March 31, 2010, the city completed the purchase of the Garden City lands, netting the Musqueam Indian Band and Canada Lands Company $29.6 million each from the city. Musqueam Chief Ernest Campbell and other band members subsequently launched a lawsuit to reverse the sale and honour an original agreement to develop the land. The lawsuit has yet to be resolved

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Calgary man charged in death of limo driver A 20-year-old Calgary man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death in the tragic crash last January that killed a limousine driver for Richmond-based Aerocar Service. Delta’s Shafiqur Rahman, 54, died when his limo exploded and became engulfed in flames during a collision with a Ford pick-up truck that police suspect crossed the centre line on Jan. 28. Rahman was the sole provider for his family, and in the midst of putting his eldest son through university and also has a teenage boy in high school. “He was an excellent and professional chauffeur who was well liked by his fellow chauffeurs,” his employer said. On Tuesday morning, police announced that North Vancouver Crown had approved the charges against Jacob Mitzimberg, 20. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in North Vancouver court on Dec. 5. —by Martin van den Heme

Olympics is what will sell museum to tourists From Page 5 Duncan also told council the project will complement other local attractions and won't take away from a possible future city museum—one of council's goals that staff are expected to report on this fall. Coun. Harold Steves called the Olympic museum an "exciting proposal" that—when paired with a new city museum—would help Richmond

become a "heritage hub" for B.C. "Putting all these together could really build a tremendous network of heritage sites. As long as we're doing both I'm happy." The Olympic museum will be built on the mezzanine level, next to the Legacy Lounge. Other features will be located throughout the venue, including a theatre. Interactive elements are key to the design.

Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt and other councillors said Richmond's sporting history should remain a key part of the museum. "I want to ensure the community feel isn't lost," she said. "I think it's important not to lose focus why the oval is actually there." But John Mills, the oval corporation's chief operating officer, told council

the Olympics is what will sell the museum to tourists. "Every community has an interesting story and history. Richmond probably outperforms its size and it's of great interest to the people of Richmond, and it's some interest to others, but it's the Olympics…that will get out-of-town relatives into our community.”

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City Board Consolidated Fee Bylaw No. 8636 Amendment Bylaw 8940 The proposed amendment will increase fees by 2 per cent for a range of products, services and fees provided by the City. Richmond City Council will consider the adoption of Amendment Bylaw 8940 on November 13, 2012. If adopted, the bylaw would come into force and effect on November 14, 2012. Written submissions may be made to Council on the proposed bylaw amendments by writing to the City Clerk c/o 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1, or by sending a fax to 604-278-5139. Arrangements may also be made for oral submissions to Council by calling 604-276-4163. All submissions received prior to the bylaw adoption will be forwarded to council for consideration. A complete copy of the report is available on the City website at www.richmond.ca (City Hall>City Council>Agendas & Minutes>October 9, 2012) or by calling the Business Licence Division at 604-276-4328.

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After almost three years in the making, the new 2041 Official Community Plan (OCP) is undergoing final public and stakeholder review before it goes to Council for final approval. With the title, Moving Towards Sustainability, this new Official Community Plan sets the framework for Richmond’s future development to 2041. The public has a number of opportunities to learn more about the new plan and to provide comment. Why should you be interested? The OCP is a tool that helps assist Richmond City Council in managing to 2041, population and employment growth, development, housing, transportation, community amenities, infrastructure and the natural environment.

Ways to be involved • Visit www.letstalkrichmond.ca to learn more about the plan and provide comments • Attend a public open house on Saturday, Oct. 20 • Attend or make a written submission to the Public Hearing, anticipated to be Monday, November 19, 2012 (Correspondence may be sent at any time prior to the hearing to the City Clerk’s Department) City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Shark fin soup is hot button issue in Richmond.

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lice Wong doesn’t have a track record of diving into hot-button issues head first.

But that changed on Friday, when the Richmond MP invited Asian media out to a local restaurant as she sampled some shark fin soup. Clearly, inviting only Chinese media to the

gathering won’t win her any extra votes during the next election. But beyond the optics is what’s lining up to be an interesting next few months as Richmond city council mulls its next move. Wong said Ottawa has no intention of outlawing shark fins, noting that it’s already illegal in Canada to remove shark fins and then

in Canada that require importers to prove that what they’ve bringing in is legally, and more importantly ethically, caught. What’s also fascinating is that lining up as one of the voices against Wong is Richmond councillor Chak Au. Despite being new on council, he’s earned the reputation of being unafraid to speak his mind,

rock the boat, and do the unpopular if he believes it’s in the best interests of the community. Au, who has been calling for calm in the heated shark fin debate, points the finger squarely at Ottawa, while Wong is saying that Ottawa will continue to do nothing. It will be fun to see if this Au versus Wong clash develops further.

Here comes the rain again out on the front lawn.

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toss the shark’s body back into the ocean to die. In essence, Wong is saying that Ottawa is remaining willfully ignorant of the fact that so many shark species are at risk of extinction, and that tens of millions of them are culled annually because of this cruel shark finning practice. Sure, it’s illegal to de-fin sharks, but there’s no rules

Life Lessons

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t took me a few minutes to realize there was someone

Dressed in her pajamas still, my daughter was on the lawn, barefoot, and standing in the rain with a huge grin spread across her face. Why? She was celebrating the arrival of rain. I totally understood her delight. In fact, what surprised me was that there was another human being in the family that missed the rain as much as I did. We are products of our upbringings and as much as we love sunshine and blue skies, we do miss the rain after long dry spells. Deep inside me are joyful memories about the rain. I recall making

dams from the streams of rainfall that would race through the forest. I remember the excitement of splashing in puddles with gumboots. I cherish the sound of raindrops drumming on the roof as I fall asleep. This past weekend, I went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge during a downpour. Once I got on my yellow rain slicker, the magic of the rainstorm took over. Everything was shiny and slick and alive with raindrops. Rocks glittered from the spray, leaves took on an earthy dark green, and the river raged with power. The forest and my mood were totally transformed.

For as much as we may try to reject it, we live in a rain city. We are people who carry waterproof clothes for half the year, who live with umbrellas permanently in our car trunks, who expect to see green lawns all year through. We are also people who live with frizzy hair, who take off puddly shoes before we enter a house, and who have a hundred different words for rain. We live in a temperate rain forest and although not as steamy and exotic as a tropical rain forest, we encounter the good and bad of rain for much of the year. It is what makes us rich

with water, dense with beautiful trees, and clean with the constant drum of water. This doesn’t mean that I won’t bemoan our liquid sunshine. That too is my birthright as much as desert people complain about the heat. Here comes the rain again. Bring it on. Andrea Phillpotts is a Richmond writer and teacher. Her column appears bi-weekly in The Richmond Review. Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of any school district, organization, or school.


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A playground for Gemma Editor: “There are people who wish to leave the world a better place.” One such person is Amanda Bostik and I am honoured to be writing on behalf of a woman who is leading in the creation of a wheelchair accessible playground for vulnerable youngsters. Her darling daughter Gemma deserves a playground which is designed with vulnerability in mind. The gift of her mother’s time, energy and drive will ensure that Richmond becomes home to such a play space so that all vulnerable children in Richmond will know that their community has reached out and touched them. There is a wonderful array of appropriate play equipment available – swings that can accommodate a wheelchair are just one example. Surfacing is equally important for kids in wheelchairs. The ground cover can’t switch from pea gravel to wood chips and back again. Readily accessible parking in close proximity will make for a better experience as well. I have pledged my support to Amanda and her family. I believe the community of Richmond will do the same. Linda Reid Richmond East MLA

What was Alice Wong thinking? Editor: Given MP Alice Wongs’ tacky, offensive display eating the shark fin soup so many fair-minded, just people, organizations, companies and governments object to, I am ashamed she is Richmond’s Member of Parliament. Her blatant show of support for a small clique of selfish, self-serving Chinese businessmen and her Chinese mediaonly, press conference shows me she is uninformed, foolish and ignorant. What was

she thinking? She is an elected official and should address all Canadians not just the Chinese community. This action of hers does not represent the will of the majority and given her previous record on oppressive stances (anti-choice), I doubt she will survive the next election. Cheryl E Ikeda Richmond

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MP’s taste for shark’s fin soup riles readers Editor: With the recent coverage of Alice Wong MP and her stand on various issues (Shark fin soup, Kits Coast Guard) I am dis-

gusted with her approach to these issues. She only invites the Asian media to discuss the issue of Shark Fin soup, does she not think

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animal just to satisfy their pleasure of the moment. Also, we must pass a law to forbid the use of shark fins. If it is a tradition in a culture when they come to our country, we can ask these immigrants to leave those traditions behind if they want to be Canadian! Eleanor Hamilton Richmond Editor: It has been reported that our MP Alice Wong recently enjoyed a serving of shark fin soup at a local restaurant and then spoke only to the Asian press (the Englishspeaking press were apparently not invited), thereby offering a blatant, ethnocentric flip of the middle finger to not only those of us who oppose the cruel practice of harvesting shark-fins for food and have different ethnic backgrounds, but also to the critically important principles of freedom-ofthe-press and transparent governance. Can you imagine the reaction we would get from the Asian press if a European-Canadian politician ensured that they

would not be present at a meeting or social event and would be denied the right and opportunity to question an elected public servant? Combine this with the fact that it is highly unlikely that you will be accorded the respect of an acknowledgement or response from Wong to legitimate enquiries regarding senior’s issues (that is her portfolio, isn’t it?) and it seems it would be justifiable to ask to what extent she understands or even cares about the fact that she is supposed to be concerned about, and represent, all of her constituents, not just those who would be most likely to vote for her in the next election. Perhaps it is time to take a closer look at, and ask more questions about, Wong’s perspective of ‘serving’ the public. Would a bowl of Goulash, Minestrone, Vichyssoise, Irish Stew, Borscht, Gazpacho, Miso, or French Onion soup be of any interest Alice? Ray Arnold Richmond

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Finding a delicate compromise on shark’s fin menus too commonly include shark’s fin soup, which makes it hard for the average Chinese diner to say no to this controversial delicacy. It’s a vicious circle of perceived demand and ease in consuming something so expensive that is the key problem. Unfortunately, the federal government has clearly expressed no intention of banning shark fin imports. This hampers our Richmond politicians to enact a truly successful bylaw. Given this reality, how do we find a delicate compromise that will stop the bickering and help our community move forward on this issue? I have three ideas to kickstart this discussion: •Encourage Chinese seafood restaurants to remove shark’s fin soup from their set menus. Many Chinese customers would be relieved because we want a good dinner feast, but are stuck with that “mandatory”

shark’s fin soup on the set menu, which jacks up the overall price considerably. As for those who are absolutely adamant about that bowl of shark’s fin, the restaurants can charge a significant premium for it à la carte, like an additional $200 or more per tureen, due to “their support for environmental preservation.”The advantages are clear. The restaurants would make an exorbitant profit plus have a good corporate image. The stubborn shark fin eater can still enjoy this legally imported delicacy. We regular Chinese folks can proudly say we don’t eat shark’s fin soup anymore because we want to preserve the world’s endangered shark population. And the local consumption of shark’s fin would decrease substantially. It’s a win-winwin-win solution. •Mandate Chinese seafood restaurants to clearly display a disclaimer warning that shark’s fin

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Sustainable fashion Celia Leung Fashion Stylist

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oo often the phrase “ecofriendly fashion” calls to mind visions of scratchy hemp tunics and hippie tie-dyed tees. It’s a perception the sustainable fashion

industry is reinventing by showcasing aesthetically appealing, comfortable clothes — pieces you’d actually want to wear regularly. Since we’re

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few weeks ago I spotted a restaurant called Afghan Chopan. I was confused and annoyed at myself. How had I managed to miss an Afghan restaurant in Richmond?

The answer is that it has only been there a month. Less than that, actually, so I’m not as unobservant as I thought. It’s the second Afghan Chopan in the Lower Mainland; the first is a fullsize restaurant in Surrey, and this tiny new shopfront is just getting going. They’re busy, busy, busy. A husband and wife cook the food and run a bakery that distributes bread to stores. Our server was the owner’s cousin, who’s visiting from California and decided to lend a hand. What a good relative! The shop serves traditional Afghan food, and since I’ve never really had this cuisine before, I was thrilled at the chance to learn about it. Dana, Heather and I ate there Monday night, squeezing ourselves into one of three tables at the front. My advice: get takeout. They’re really more setup for that. To drink, we asked to try the milk tea (chai) and “dough,” which, despite the name, has nothing to do with bread. It’s a yogurt-based drink with cucumber, salt, and some dried mint. Dairy, especially yogurt, figures predominantly in Afghan cuisine. It tasted like a watered

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down version of raita, which doesn’t sound particularly appetizing, but was refreshing. It’s traditionally consumed in the summertime, and I imagine the salt in it would help replace what the body loses through sweating. The chai wasn’t spicy, but strong and milky. Our server brought a bowl of sugar in case we’d like to sweeten it, but it was unnecessary. I loved it on its own. For an appetizer, we ordered the mantu, which is a dish with several volumes-worth of history behind it. Centuries ago, the region that’s now Afghanistan sat right in the middle of countless trading routes, and as empires traded (and lands were conquered), their goods, spices, and cultures impacted others across the continent. Of course, that’s a very abbreviated explanation for why there are versions of steamed dumplings in China (mantou), Afghanistan (mantu), and everywhere in between. See Page 18

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sports Seafair’s annual pre-season classic attracts 56 teams from Atom to Midget by Don Fennell Sports Editor Each year, Ken Hamaguchi and an extensive team of volunteers, including registrar Tina O’Connor, put their collective energy into organizing an annual pre-season minor hockey tournament. The venture is challenging at the best of times, with last week’s 2012 Seafair Minor Hockey Association Icebreaker Rep Tournament, co-sponsored by Sandman Hotels, the 10th and by far the biggest with 56 teams from the Atom to Midget divisions. It’s a labour of love that keeps Hamaguchi, the association’s executive director, and his team coming back. But having participants ask to return is an unexpected bonus, adding further credence to the tournament. “I first viewed it as an opportunity to showcase our kids and raise some money for the association,” said Hamaguchi, who proposed the event. Now, it has become one of Seafair’s biggest fundraisers with all the money generated going to help support the rep teams and keeping costs down. This year’s title sponsorship by Sandman will help even more. “They’ve always been a great contributor to our program and getting this sponsorship is very significant,” said Hamaguchi. “They have a strong commitment of giving back to the community, and thanks to this support we are able to keep this year’s entry fees the same as last despite a six per cent in-

crease in ice to play costs.” the Winter Club for the Attracting champion25 out-oftown teams ship. from as far T y l e r Horstmann away as Orscored four egon, the goals and Icebreaker Mattias also greatly Hohlweg benefits and Jordan the local Si two each e c o n o m y. in the final Not only do game for the teams— which inSeafair, with cluding Ethan Strik parents and Vincent Thrum addand siblings KEN HAMAGUCHI ing singles. each average about 50 people—stay in local Koen MacInnes was solid in net. hotels, but they also eat and But it wasn’t individual statistics shop here during the four-day that highlighted the game, but rather the strength of the team event. But money isn’t the focal point overall—inspired and solidified of the Icebreaker. Instead, it is by a unique pre-game exercise widely recognized as a quality in team bonding. Typically the players arrive at event that provides an opportunity for teams to bond prior the rink an hour or so before to the rigors of the season. games, but Hohlweg asked the Seafair’s own Atom A1 team, Islanders to come an extra 30 which topped its division with minutes before their scheduled a 10-2 final-game victory over faceoff against the Winter Club. the North Shore Winter Club “We thought as a group we (the same team they lost to weren’t all on the same page 4-2 a day earlier) is such an ex- yet so we’d do a couple teamample. building exercises, the coaches Under the guidance of head included,” said Hohlweg. “We coach Shane Hohlweg, the put all the forward lines togethIslanders won their first two er, the defensive pairs together, games 7-0 over North Vancou- and the coaches together and ver and South Delta respec- had them all tie their shoelaces tively before losing to the North together and then try to naviShore Winter Club. They then gate around the rink. It was no needed some late third-period easy task, especially in a busy heroics and overtime to eke arena, but they had to commuout a 2-1 win over South Delta nicate and work together. The in the semifinals for the chance kids loved it and it helped put

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Sockeyes retain their winning ways Tired and still minus key personnel, Richmond manages to hold down top spot in junior hockey league by Don Fennell Sports Editor Even when they’re not at their best, the good teams always seem to find a way. The Richmond Sockeyes can include themselves in

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“It was one of those games that makes you say, ‘Really?’ I was almost surprised by the outcome because I thought it was one of our worst efforts,” said Sockeyes’ head coach Aaron Wilbur. The game—and Wilbur’s viewpoint—was in sharp contrast to last Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Abbotsford Pilots at Minoru Arenas. Wilbur felt the Sockeyes significantly outplayed the Pilots. They outshot them 48-33 and controlled most of the territorial play, save for a brief spell in the third period. But the Sockeyes were unable to convert even one of their four chances with the man-advantage, and the power play remains a sore point. “The powerplay is awful right now,” said Wilbur. “Familiarity and chemistry on the powerplay is really important and I can’t remember the last time our two units have had the same personnel two games in a row because of injuries.” Add to that the fact the Sockeyes have only had two practices squeezed in between the last five games and it’s surprising the team has fared as well as it has. “We’ve still got lots of things in our game we haven’t been able to practice yet,” said Wilbur. “The biggest challenge has been finding time to slow things down and go over plays. We’ve tried to instill in our guys that if we can get our power play going imagine where we’ll be then.”

Don Fennell photo Richmond Sockeyes’ forward Dean Allison is foiled by Abbotsford Pilots’ goalie Aaron Oakley during Pacific International Junior Hockey League game Thursday at Minoru Arenas. However, Allison had a goal and an assist as the Sockeyes won 3-2 in overtime.

Defence has also been an area of some concern, but Wilbur attributes the pressure his blueliners sometimes find themselves under to the forwards not managing the puck well in the offensive zone and turning it over. “Often times we put our defense in a tough position, giving up the puck when we don’t have to and allowing the opposi-

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sports Lawrence nets five goals to match Chaos win total Seafair Peewee A3 celebrate winning the Vancouver T-Birds Thanksgiving Cup.

Peewees Islanders win Thanksgiving Cup The Seafair Islanders Peewee A3 hockey team is starting this season the way the majority of the players ended last season as Atoms—on a winning note. The first-year club won all five of its game, including a 5-1 final-game win over Semiahmoo, to earn the Vancou-

ver T-Birds Thanksgiving Cup. “I was surprised how many goals (33) we scored, but the kids played really well,” said head coach Ben Chen. “The transition to Peewee has been interesting, but we were able to get quite a few exhibition games and hold a bunch of practices to help them get

used to playing with each other.” The Islanders are now focusing on tiering-round play which will continue for the next several weeks. Results will determine which of four tiers the teams will play in during the regular season and playoffs. –by Don Fennell

Initially, conditions weren’t too bad. Then came the downpour. But not even a steady rain could dampen the spirits of two Richmond teams squaring off Sunday in the Metro Women’s Soccer League. In the end, the secondyear Chaos pulled away to outscore the first-year Thunder 8-2 and remain undefeated (5-0) in Third Division play. Striker Kelsey Lawrence paced the Chaos with five goals, including two in the first half as the Chaos built up a 3-0 lead. Lawrence’s first was set up by

centre-midfielder Kirstin Sullivan, her second on a give-and-go with fellow striker Asia Robinson, the hat trick goal on a centering pass from fullback Andrea Bertram, the fourth on a through ball from Sullivan, and the fifth on a tap-in following a pass from Robinson. Robinson scored twice for the Chaos, the first on a pass from stopper Alexis Ford and the other on a penalty kick following a hand ball foul. Wing Janessa Murao completed the Chaos scoring with her first goal of the season on a wicked

shot from 25 yards out, set up by midfielder Erin Lee. Despite the lopsided score, the Thunder showed plenty of character by roaring back from the 3-0 halftime deficit with a long shot by Holly Fellow that took a strange hop and bounced over Chaos relief keeper Jenny Lyons, who shared the duties with Julia Badock. Fellows was set up on a nifty pass from Tegan Rodriquez. The Thunder later converted a corner kick as Jenny Cameron tapped in a shot at the goal line.

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IMPERIAL HAWAII, Waiki sleeps 4, full kitchen, bdrm., 2 baths, block to beach. Use owners lounge, gym & pool. Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, $900 US. (604)274-5308

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES EXCLUSIVE License Territories available in multi-billion dollar smart phone app industry. Only 250 (North America) licensees will own a territory and earn a significant passive residual income by helping consumers to save money and retailers to become more profitable. www.tmcapp.com/license or 1-855526-9862.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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.

Call Roya 604-247-3710

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Advertising Sales Consultant The Richmond Review has an immediate opening for an experienced Advertising Consultant. By joining the number one community newspaper serving Richmond, you can develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing while contributing to one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada. The team environment at The Richmond Review will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. You should be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Print and/or online advertising sales experience is preferred. A car and a valid driver’s license are required. The Richmond Review is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by Friday, November 2, 2012 to: Elana Gold admanager@richmondreview.com The Richmond Review #1-3671 Viking Way, Richmond, BC, V6V 2J5

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LIVE OUT P/T HOUSEKEEPER for Richmond family. 2-6pm weekdays (flexible). $650/mo. (604)250-2521.

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Administrative Assistant

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

SELF STORAGE DEPOT Is looking for a

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Back in Motion Rehab seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant for our Physiotherapy Clinic in Richmond. Hours are 22.5 - 30/ week, Monday-Friday afternoons.

Join a multiple year winner of the prestigious Consumer’s Choice Award! You must be conscientious, professional, detail oriented, and most importantly have exceptional Customer Service skills. Fluency in English required, Cantonese and Mandarin would be an asset. This position is FULL TIME with benefits, and you must be able to work weekends. $12.50/hr to start. Hand deliver cover letter and resume to: 8520 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC. Between 9 am - 5 pm

TIRED OF WORKING INDOORS? METER READING & MANAGEMENT Personnel Established utilities Services Company currently has F/T & P/T opps. in Richmond & surrounding areas. • Must have a reliable vehicle • Must be customer oriented w/ good communications skills • Must be capable of working independently in various weather conditions • Physically demanding job • Company provided uniforms, PPE, etc.

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available Performance Based Compensation! If hired, clean Drivers’ Abstract, clean Criminal Background Check and proof of vehicle insurance required Please send resume to: employment@ olameter.com or fax: (1)877-864-2831 noting RICHMOND in the e-mail subject line.

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ERNIE O’S RESTAURANT and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603 or email: ernieos.doug@telus.net

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POSITION: Foreman, Heavy Equipment Assembly & Deployment. Supervises, coordinates, and assists with the construction deployment of water treatment equipment and convey technical instructions. Capable of working in a fast paced environment, detailed oriented, and work well with other team members. No trade certification required. Fax resume to : 604-324-0086 POSITION: Labourer Work with water pumps, willingness to learn and understand technical instructions, attention to details, capable of working in a fast-paced environment and willing to go the extra mile. Fax resume to: 604-324-0086

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Required duties include: * Reception; greeting visitors, answering and directing ph calls * Using Medical Billing software to book client appointments, invoice visits, collect and process payments. * Liaising with insurance agencies and referral sources. * Setting up files and updating databases. * Reconciling daily billing and deposit reports. * Accounts receivable tracking and follow up. * Ordering supplies. * Cleaning exam rooms, washing and folding laundry. * Other duties as required by clinicians.

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANICS

• Maintenance & Repairs • Diagnostics of Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts and Hydraulics • Reporting • Inventory control

Qualifications:

To apply, please forward resume and cover letter to: hr@backinmotion.com or fax to: (778) 728-0241 by October 31st.

• Strong command of the English Language • 3rd or 4th year apprentices • Certified journeymen • Driver’s licence • Self-starter We Offer:

• Industry Leading Remuneration • Full Benefits & Pension Plan

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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DRYWALL DRYWALL

Reliable Work ❖ Res. & Comm.

Mike 604-789-5268

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ELECTRICAL

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Recycled Earth Friendly

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737 LICENSED INSURED MOVERS 3-5ton Trucks Home/Office/Piano from $40/hr ONLY 778-891-6683 www.wntmoving.com *$30 off* SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

JUNK REMOVAL

K.D.P. PAINTING

Immaculate Workmanship Int/Ext. ~ Reasonable Rates Free Estimates 21 Years Experience

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

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or Fax: (1)604.534.3811

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES 8 weeks old. Black & dark brown Please call 604-514-3340

FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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Experienced Commercial Mechanic wanted for lead hand position in Langley shop. CVI ticket a must, Cummins ISX engine knowledge an asset. Top wages and benefits. Send resume to: Tridem@telus.net or 604-513-8004.

STEP By Step Dance School offers Ballroom and Latin Dance classes for beginners! Visit us in New Westminster and step out of your everyday life to enjoy some time with your partner or friends in a relaxed, unconstrained atmosphere. Learn how to move to every kind of music with the most important steps of Salsa, Waltz, Tango and more. New courses start every four weeks. Register today!! www.danceschoolstepbystep.com

MAINTENANCE Mechanic req’d for recycling plant aft. shift. Repair & maint. of mat’l handling equip. & welding exp. req’d. Must have good troubleshooting and comm. skills. Good pay & benefits. Send resume to: 3971 Boundary Rd., Richmond, V6V 1T8 or Fax 604 524 3946 or Email louis@ckfibres.com Attn: Ops Mgr

Wanted Immediately Out Of Town Camp Job

Journeyman Deckers, Cladders, & Sheeters •Union Wages, Benefits, Overtime •Camp Accommodations

HELP WANTED

Call JR 604-247-3710 or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

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FURNITURE

GARAGE SALES

Richmond

MOVING SALE Oct 20 - 28 10am - 6pm. 6711 Williams Rd.

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

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

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MISC. FOR SALE

STEEL BUILDINGS - CANADIAN MADE! - REDUCED PRICES NOW! 20X22 $4,455. 25X26 $4,995. 30X38 $7,275. 32X50 $9,800. 40X54 $13,995. 47X80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

TREE SERVICES

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

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

JOBS

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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HELP WANTED

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PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: circmanager@burnabynewsleader.com

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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

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CAT FREE to GOOD HOME young male, orange & white, found Columbia St. Mission Aug. 8th, neutered, tattooed, vaccinated (604)820-1217 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

APARTMENT/CONDO

Carlton Park Gardens Apartments 10951 Mortfield Rd. Richmond

1 bdrm. from $900/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,085/mo. 3 bdrm. from $1,320/mo. • Close to Steveston Hwy. & all major routes • Beautifully Landscaped Grounds & Quiet Setting.

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 DALMATIANS, 2M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500 obo. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232

604.275.2664

www.caprent.com rentals@capreit.net

GOLDENDOODLE pups for sale. $1000. Black, blonde, brown. Vet checked, dewormed. Great family dog, no shedding. 778-888-9132 MINI DACHSHUND. P.B. Wire hair. Health guaranteed. Ready now. $800. Phone (604)538-5433.

We are now taking applications! Do you have a reliable van and a valid drivers license? You could make extra money delivering the Metro Monday through Friday.

REAL ESTATE

PETS

Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786

DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED!

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GARDEN PLOTS AVAILABLE in Steveston area. Contact Jerry or Maureen at 604-274-2255.

Furniture, tables & 6 chairs, buffet & china cabinet, coffee tables, glassware, kids toys, jewellery, clothes, books, lots of household items. Rain or Shine

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

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

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A face lift for your home-Selling or upgrade? Bthrms/Kitchens/Plumbing/Electrical/Drywall/Tex. ceilings/ doors. Big/Small. WCB, insured. Seniors Spec. Mike, 604-341-2681

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• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

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AUCTIONS

MATTRESSES starting at $99

PLUMBING

CEMENT MASONS Singh Masonary Ltd. is Hiring F/T Cement Masons (25.00/hr) & Brick Masons(25.00/hr). Apply by Mail or In Person -10191 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC. V6Y 1K9.

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ABLE AUCTIONS Vancouver is currently accepting fine Estates, Jewellery & Collectibles for our Fall Auctions. Call 604-818-9473 Appraisals www.ableauctions.ca

A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $100 - Call: 604-484-0379

www.paintspecial.com

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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

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

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604-726-0503

PETS 477

RECYCLE-IT!

GARDENING

Please e-mail resumes:

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

LEGAL SERVICES

Please state “Richmond PT Admin Assistant” in the subject line and where you saw this posting in your cover letter. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New Roof, Reroof, Repairs.Free est. (778)878-2617

FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

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

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“DALI” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

“SHELDON”, ID # 276727, NM, DOBERMAN MIX, 4 MONTHS 3 WEEKS (APPROX) Sheldon came to the Richmond SPCA from Chilliwack with his brothers and sister, the rest of the Big Bang Theory gang. Unfortunately they had a bit of a rough start to life but their optimism, gentle, and sweet natures has inspired everyone they meet! Sheldon is a very friendly boy, who loves people and is always looking to get some cuddles and playtime but is still quite timid. He is looking for an active home that understands how important it will be to continue socialization and have lots of interactions with people and other pets as he matures. Dobermans are sensitive, intelligent dogs, and like all dogs, need consistency, force-free training. We highly recommend enrolling him in a positive reinforcement puppy socialization class with a professional. The breed can be vocal and Sheldon would love to have have access to a medium to large backyard where he can run off a bit of his energy. If you live in an apartment or townhouse, Sheldon will require plenty of supervised outdoor time. These dogs will excel in dog sports like Nosework or Tracking - adopters of working breeds are encouraged to look into such classes as it will give these active dogs a good outlet for their natural instincts and prevent frustration while boosting confidence.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RICHMOMD: Granville/Railway Upper floor 3 Bdrms, 1200 sf., 1.5 Baths, N/P, N/S. $1400/mo + utils. Avail. now. (604)275-1889.

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HOMES FOR RENT

3 RMS house for rent bet. No. 3 & Granville beside McDonald at $1,050. immed. avail. interested. pls call (604)270-7808

HOME SWEET HOME

SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term NEW - only 2 years old. Deluxe, Fully Equipped 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Floor to ceiling storage + storage room in garage. 6 S/S appli. d/w, w/d, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. No - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping & transit. Close to schools. $1800/month. Avail. November 1.

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MUST SEE

W. Richmond, #2 & Williams. Beautiful 3 bdrm. updated 2 lvl. home with sunroom. $2000 mo. Blundell & #4 3600 sf. 5 bdrm., 2 lvl. home, nicely decored suitable for big family, landscaped service incl. $2800 mo. Avail. immed. 604-862-7740 or 604-275-8809

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of DAVID BARRY GIBBS, also known as DAVID GIBBS, D BARRY GIBBS and BARRY GIBBS, deceased, formerly of 204 7651 Abercrombie Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3N3

SUITES, LOWER

#5 & Cambie lge. 2 bdrm. suite, $850 mo. incl. utils. & ldry. N/P. Now. 604-866-9911 604-270-6466 N. Delta 96Av/116St. New Clean, 2 Bdrm, Full Bath, Priv/entry, Gr/Lvl, 4 Kit App, HDTV, Internet & more $950 (Utilities incl). 604-594-8190

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of DAVID BARRY GIBBS, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208 - 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before November 19, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

RICHMOND #1/Williams, 2 bdrm bsmt suite, sh utils & ldry, NS/NP. Now. 778-848-4936 604-285-0047 RICHMOND: 2 Bdrm grnd lvl ste, very private, approx 1100 sf. Avail Nov. 1. $900+1/3 utils. (604) 2704465, 604-226-4567, 820-1377.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

RICHMOND #3/Williams. Large 1 bdrm & den. NP/NS. Avail now. $800/mo + 40% hydro, shared lndry 604-275-3862 or 778-885-1736.

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RICHMOND #4 & Williams. 2 Bdrm bsmt ste. Avail Nov. 1. Ns/np. Ref’s req’d. $900/mo incl util 604-2752909 or 604-839-2958.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Opening night of Syliva at Gateway Theatre

Anthony Yeung, James MacLean and Hannah Maté

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Around Town Amanda Oye

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n impossible glimpse into a dog’s life brought tears of laughter to the opening night audience of Gateway Theatre’s production of Sylvia, which kicked off their new season last Friday night.

“It went great,” said Johnna Wright, the director of the play. “I was really proud of the actors,” she said. Sylvia tells the story of a middle-aged

man, his marriage and the relationship he has with his dog Sylvia, who is played by a human and who speaks her mind. “We get to see what the dog thinks and says,” Wright said. “There’s something for everyone but for dog lovers there is something special there,” she said. The connection dog owners have to the storyline made it the perfect choice to open Gateway’s new season. “People are crazy about their dogs in Richmond,” said Simon Johnston, the artistic director emeritus at Gateway Theatre. “I thought that this would connect with it,” he said. Following the show the audience had a chance enjoy food and drinks and to meet the evening’s four

Director Johnna Wright.

actors at the opening night reception in the theatre’s lobby. The Boathouse provided appetizers for the event and Anna’s Cake House provided a cake.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Olivia Verbian and Ofra Sixto; Kyle Fines and Pippa Mackie, who played Sylvia; George and Joan Tweedlie; Simon Johnston, the artistic director emeritus at Gateway Theatre and Lisa Bunting, who played Kate; Daniel Arnold, who played Tom, Phyllis and Leslie and Mike Stack, who played Greg.

Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Richmond Review. Her column appears every Wednesday. She may be reached at amanda. oye@telus.net.

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