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A ‘good’ harvest for cranberry growers Farmers still have some local fields flooded as final berries come off plants by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Farm workers continued wading through flooded fields this week to harvest Richmond’s most bountiful crop—and growers are calling it a good season. “It was a good year, especially coming off the last two years where we’ve had poor weather,” said Peter Dhillon, a longtime local cranberry grower. Cranberries are big business in Richmond, the largest producer of the round red fruit among Canadian cities with more than 60 farms, according to city hall statistics. Some farmers are still pulling berries off their fields, while Dhillon’s local crop has all been harvested. A cold and wet June didn’t do cranberries any favours, but a relatively warm summer turned what would have been a poor year into a better-than-average year for some farmers. “We’re happy and pleased with it,” said Dhillon. “A lot of the growers are quite pleased with it as well.” As for the wetter-than-average October, Dhillon said that didn’t have an impact on the harvest, for which fields are flooded and floating berries are skimmed from the surface. “We need a lot of water anyway,” he said. “It’s a little bit more difficult for working conditions, but it’s not bad at all.”

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YVR boss Larry Berg to retire next year Larry Berg will be retiring early next year after 15 years as president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority. Mary Jordan, chair of the Vancouver Airport Authority board, said the board will conduct an international search to fill the position, and Berg will remain until his successor is chosen. “It’s been a real pleasure to have been a part of this organization over the past 20 years,” Berg said in a press release. “The entire team at YVR has always worked to put our community and province first, and I think that shows in the kind of airport we’ve become and the international recognition and accolades YVR has earned over the years. Becoming a community-controlled airport back in 1992 really set us on a unique and enviable course, particularly when it came to being an economic engine for our entire province. Whether it’s new terminals, runways, retail or the completion of the Canada Line, this airport and its people have built something every British Columbian can be proud of, and there’s plenty more to come.” Jordan said she expects the search for a new president and CEO to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Martin van den Hemel photo Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie chats with Finley McEwen, senior vice president at Cadillac Fairview, following Thursday’s opening of the Dining Terrace, the new $30 million place to eat at Richmond Centre.

Dining Terrace draws crowd and wows $30 million replacement for Richmond Centre’s food court has open-air feel and fine dining theme

by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Hundreds of people huddled inside Richmond Centre on Thursday morning, eager to get their first look at the new $30 million Dining Terrace, which replaces the mall’s food court. A pair of escalators lead to the new second-floor eating area—where the mall’s theatres once stood—which now boasts a decidedly upscale theme and open-air feel.

A community tea for sister city Mayor and council from Wakayama to share tea, stories during community tea at Steveston-London secondary Monday afternoon by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter If you’ve got a story to share about your sister city connection to Wakayama, then you’re invited to a community tea on Monday afternoon at Steveston-London Secondary. Sylvia Gwozd, chair of Richmond sister-city committee, told The Richmond Review the mayor of Wakayama and members of that

“The richness of the homestay experience is something that can’t be duplicated in any number of tourist trips.” – Sylvia Gwozd Japanese city’s council are flying into town on Sunday, and will be participating in the community tea from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. With the 40th anniversary of Richmond’s sister-city relationship with Wakayama taking place next year, organizers wanted to give the community an opportunity to share their stories, photos and memories with Wakayama’s city council. A book is being written on the history of Richmond’s relationship with Wakayama, and Monday’s

gathering, inside Steveston-London’s library, will collect information for the book’s author. Wakayama council is in town until mid-week, and will be participating in cultural activities, visiting the Alexandra District Energy Utility, which uses geothermal energy to heat and cool some 500 new residential units, and plans to visit the city’s Sharing Farm. Gwozd said the city has forged a strong bond with the people of Wakayama, especially through the exchange program. “The richness of the homestay experience is something that can’t be duplicated in any number of tourist trips,” Gwozd said. Even after just three of four days, students from Richmond and Wakayama find a connection despite the differences in culture and language. “I think this is something very special that our world needs to experience.”

And with many of the prior food court’s favourites returning, along with some notable newcomers, the investment appears to have been wellplaced, based on the looks of those who were among the first to eat there. Ryan Siemens, of PCL Construction, said the new dining area took 184,000 person hours to build, and boasts the latest in green technology, including local materials and extra efforts for recycling. Richmond Centre marketing director

Leslie Matheson said The Dining Terrace features 18 food retailers, up from the previous 15, and offers more seating, hand washing basins in the midst of the eating area, bigger washrooms— including a family room and a nursing room—and a complete recycling area for plastics and organic waste. Matheson said the new facility isn’t a food fair at all, but will give the impression to visitors, through its consistent design theme, of being in a single restaurant with 18 different sections.

Tower eyed for Cooney and Lansdowne Project would feature 131 apartments and two restaurants by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A proposal that would dramatically change the appearance of a busy corner in downtown Richmond is awaiting city council’s approval. CCM Investment Group Ltd. wants to built a 47-metre (154-foot) tower at 8380 Lansdowne Rd. The site is at the corner of Lansdowne and Cooney roads, across from Lansdowne Centre mall. Proposed is a 12-storey residential tower over a three-storey parkade, designed by IBI Group. Contained in the development is 131 homes, 7,044 square feet of restaurant space and 2,915 square feet of re-

tail room. One large restaurant is proposed to anchor the corner of the development, while a smaller restaurant would front Lansdowne Road. A two-storey strip mall with tenants that include Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant would be demolished to make way for the project, if city council approves. The land is already appropriately zoned, so no public hearing is scheduled. The 0.36-hectare (0.9-acre) property is near a residential high-rise where some residents previously protested against another neighbouring tower. Francisco Molina, senior planner at Richmond City Hall, said in a report the new proposal has “successfully addressed and resolved the on-site challenges posed by a very narrow corner site and the need for achieving a sensitive interface with existing residential buildings in the area.”

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RCMP take their game to school by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Despite help from an Olympian, the James Whiteside Elementary Wolves were unable to overcome a height and experience disadvantage in losing 16-14 to the Richmond

RCMP on Tuesday afternoon. 2012 London Olympic rowing silver medalist Darcy Marquardt suited up for her alma mater in the game that’s part of the Richmond RCMP’s new School Sports Program. The program is an initiative that focuses on strengthening the ties between

police officers and youth in the community. “It’s not every day you get to play basketball with an Olympic athlete, but that’s exactly what happened... at James Whiteside Elementary,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley.

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Drivers still dominate latest TransLink trip survey by Jeff Nagel Black Press The car remains king — despite the aim of getting many more Metro Vancouverites taking transit, cycling or walking. TransLink’s trip diary survey takes a 24-hour snapshot of residents’ movements every three years and newly released results show transit use hasn’t caught on as fast as many advocates had hoped. The share of trips taken on transit in the region edged up only slightly from 13 per cent in 2008 to 14 per cent in 2011. Walking has stayed unchanged through multiple surveys at about 11 per cent. And cycling grew from 1.5 to 1.8 per cent in the three-year period. Meanwhile, 73 per cent of all trips were taken by car – down only slightly from 75 per cent in 2011 and 77 per cent in 1994. “I think we’re going in the right direction,� SFU City Program director Gordon Price said. But he acknowledged

the latest numbers are a long way from the goals set out in TransLink’s Transportation 2040 plan, which aims to have the majority of trips in the region taken by the sustainable modes of transit, walking or cycling by that year. “It does tell me that people are still in the learning mode,� Price said. “You don’t get instant conversion. There really is a learning experience you have to go through.� Price is among those who saw the 2010 Olympics as a major turning point for transit in Metro Vancouver, converting dyed-in-the-wool drivers when they saw how effective good transit could be. He’s still optimistic that more detailed trip numbers still to be released for each sub-region will show big gains in cities served by the Canada Line. But he also expects the regional average numbers released so far mask big disparities in transit and car use between the rapidly growing outer suburbs and Vancouver and other areas where transit has taken off. “It suggests to me we’re seeing the emergence of two different kinds of regions—one car-dependent and the other with transportation choice.�

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Martin van den Hemel photo Hanson Lau unveiled Wednesday a new charity for seniors, Happy Life Network Association. He’s joined on the association’s board by honourary life president Claude Tchao (centre) and treasurer Luciela Wong (right).

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He’s about to join their ranks, so community activist and travel agency owner Hanson Lau thought what better group to fundraise for than seniors. On Wednesday, Lau revealed he’s helped form a new non-profit organization called Happy Life Network Association, which couldn’t be more aptly named. He wants to educate retired seniors—Lau plans to semi-retire next year—about how to stay physically and mentally healthy by providing courses, seminars and workshops for them. Seeing the experience and knowledge that seniors have as an untapped resource, Lau wants to provide volunteer opportunities for retired seniors to enhance their self-value and expand their social network. There’s no lack of support for the organization’s primary cause, judging from the number of tickets

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EDITORIAL: Truth a casualty in U.S. election History has shown that political trends have a way of drifting northward into Canada from our American cousins. And if that turns out to be the case with the current political campaign, it promises to be far more frightening than any of the goblins who turned up at your door on Halloween night. U.S. President Barack Obama is fending off a challenge from Republican rival Mitt Romney in next Tuesday’s presidential election. The candidates offer a stark contrast in their views for the future. Unfortunately, many voters would not know this unless they have

been following the campaign very closely. President Obama is promoting a plan that would increase taxes on Americans earning more than $250,000 a year to bring more middle-class tax relief. Romney has pledged a massive tax cut for America’s wealthiest citizens, paid for by eliminating loopholes and deductions. Independent analysis has shown that ending those “loopholes” would cost the average American more than $2,000. But when the issue arose in the presidential debate, Romney simply denied any knowledge of the policy — despite video footage

and the candidate’s own website. The same goes for his pledge to repeal health care, something he repeatedly said would be his top priority. During the debates? He vowed he would keep all the main components of Obamacare. During the financial meltdown, Romney famously urged the government to “Let Detroit go bankrupt.” But the Republican candidate now paints himself as the auto industry’s biggest defender. And with Republican Senate candidates — along with Romney’s vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan — vowing to protect the rights of rapists and force victims to carry

that baby to term, Romney has shown himself devoid of any core beliefs even on issues as deeply ingrained as abortion. But instead of pointing out the contradictory and hypocritical stance of a man who could be the leader of the free world, the media narrative has been that Romney has cleverly tacked to the centre to better appeal to moderates. Hopefully, the truth will remain a fundamental issue with American voters. The future of Canadian politics could very well depend on it. —Penticton Western News (Black Press)

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he City of Richmond has eight community gardens with over 250 plots in which local residents grow fresh, organic foods for their family, friends and community.

The first rule for anyone visiting the garden should be obvious—eat with your eyes. Don’t steal from the garden! Folks who have community garden plots put in an incredible amount of time, energy and love; these plants are pretty spoiled. Unfortunately, food theft in community gardens is a reality, it happens, and it’s really hard to control. As any food producer will tell you: “No garden or farm, no matter the size is immune to theft.” Usually in the past, thieves only take small amounts of veggies. However, this year’s “gleaning” has been especially bad for community gardeners in the Garden City and elsewhere. Perhaps it’s the result of this economic downturn and a lack of

Theft of vegetables from community gardens is an unfortunate reality.

understanding around the purpose of community gardens (to provide fresh produce, satisfying labour, neighbourhood improvement, a sense of community and connection to the environment). We can only hope that the folks who are filling their bellies with other peoples produce are people who really need that food. Needless to say, it’s pretty unbelievable when you arrive at your plot, ready to harvest your grapevines, only to find that they’ve been completely denuded, every ripe grape, stolen. Imagine that over the season, you’ve been tending a squash plant. From putting the seed in the ground, watching in wonder as it pushes its first shoots up through the soil. Over the summer, it grows, bigger and bigger, and that first zucchini is just about ready, the anticipation of the

first fresh zucchini! Oh, the excitement! Should it be grilled? Stir-fried? Only to arrive at your garden plot and find it gone! Food theft is, and will continue to be, a growing problem for cities across Canada, especially as municipalities begin to actively support food production in urban areas. So, what can be done to help address people taking food? The American Community Gardeners Association offers the following tips: •Make friends with your neighbours. By increasing the support by people that live next to gardens to watch and visit the garden is a great way to prevent vandalism and theft. •Get kids and youth involved. This also creates a great opportunity for intergenerational experiences by getting kids and youth gardening with adults or to have their own plots.

•Create a “Friends of the Garden” membership. Provide membership to neighbours or others who don’t have plots and invite them to come and help out in exchange for food. •Develop appropriate signs. Signs are extremely important in explaining who owns and uses the garden, and in a friendly manner explains the rules of the garden. •Build edible landscape and U-Pick. Some gardens have had success with preventing theft by providing spaces where people who want food can take it. As well, surplus produce can be put in a basket for passers-by to deter them from picking directly from plots. •Appropriate use of fences. Fences can help deter would be pilferers, however, remember that fences can be scaled or broken and should really

be used to mark out the boundaries of the garden. •Lay out your garden to prevent theft. Certain vegetables are particularly enticing and shouldn’t be planted near edges. Plant less appealing veggies as a protective ring around plants or hide them behind other plants. At the end of the day, people who grow food will have to accept a certain level of stealing as there is no amount of action that will completely prevent theft. The only thing is to have strong repercussions for thieves and to encourage immediate harvesting so that others don’t get there first. It helps too, to think that people who are taking food are in need so that it doesn’t get you down. Colin Dring is executive director at Richmond Food Security Society.

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Local art gallery needs a boost Editor: Is there anyone else in Richmond who also believes that a city our size (pop. 190,000) needs and deserves a better art gallery than the one we have? It is worthwhile to note that smaller cities such as Bellingham (population 67,000) and Bellevue, Washington (population 110,000) for example, have found the funds and the will to build contemporary, purpose-built art museums that not only add immense vitality to their communities but draw visitors from far and wide. I, for one, would dearly love to have the same kinds of art-related experiences I have in those fine galleries here within my own community.

Or is the “culture” of Richmond defined only in terms of commerce, rapid real estate development, and the proliferation of restaurants? If Richmond is such a diverse and prosperous community, why do we still have a woefully inadequate gallery that is stuck, as if it is nothing more than an afterthought, in a library rotunda? Is there any interest at all on the part of our city government or the population at large to build something that would clearly demonstrate that we in Richmond are not really as one-dimensional in our interests and priorities as we must appear to be to outsiders? Lots of malls, big houses, condo towers, mega projects, and

our own version of Kingsway! Art community—not so much! Kudos to the staff at the Richmond Art gallery who accomplish some wonderful things within an un-complementary and unsupportive environment, but it is obviously time to give them and the citizens of Richmond a new, purpose-built facility that would not only make us all proud, but add some much needed depth and maturity to our culture. As someone who has spent more than 50 years involved in art and art education, I would really hate to be proven wrong about that “deserve” part. Ray Arnold Richmond

Our lost humanity for our rabbits Editor: If you spend much time in the center of Richmond you will see rabbits. It is not a choice; it is simply an inevitable fact. And if you spend any time reading the news, you receive even more information that not only do these rabbits exist in great numbers, but they are abandoned rabbits that live difficult at best, and horrendous at worst lives that

are cut short far too soon. You see if we say nothing and do nothing in the face of this inhumane suffering of our rabbits, then we, along with the rabbits, will ultimately pay the price. For in the words of Albert Schweitzer, “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.” Cindy Howard Richmond


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Global warming and Hurricane Sandy Editor: Destructive, devastating, catastrophic - words can not describe the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S.A. The single factor that makes a nasty storm become a monstrous storm is the temperature of our oceans. The single factor that has raised the temperature of our oceans is the carbon products we have emitted into our atmosphere. The atmospheric carbon numbers have exceeded 400ppm for the first time in recorded history. We have wrapped our earth in a big downe jacket and the temperature is inevitably rising. Sandy is surely the biggest wake-up call yet we have been given with regards to our industrial and residential emissions that have been gathering pace for 200 years. We need to ask ourselves, our regional governments, our national governments and international agencies “what are we doing to lower our emissions?” Your emissions and our regional industries all contribute to our regional pollution levels and eventually to atmospheric carbon levels. Each and every one of us is responsible for our oceans warming and for the generation of these super storms. In Metro Vancouver, we had the worst air pollution ever

We need to ask ourselves, our regional governments, our national governments and international agencies “what are we doing to lower our emissions?” in July, August, and September. The regional AQ numbers were seldom below 3 and frequently 4 and 5. On at least one occasion the AQ reached 6. Do not for a moment think 6 out of 12 (the max) is not bad. The 6 should be measured against 3 and 7. 3 is when the twenty percent of people with lung/heart issues get sick and 7 is when all of us will get sick. The past summer’s hot temperatures trapped our emissions and caused these very bad AQ measurements. Our summer carbons have now been added to the atmosphere of our planet, as happens every year except this year we got caught regionally. As winter approaches, our regional biomass systems and residential wood-burning are starting up. These totally unnecessary emissions will now be impacting our regional pollution

levels, as well as poisoning our neighbourhoods. We need to write and call our municipal and regional politicians and let them know clearly and unequivocably that we want to be part of the solution and not the problem. All our efforts and resources should be applied to get us off fossil fuels and, in the interim, move us to gas-fired energy (which is half the pollution levels of coal and bioenergy) and hybrid/electric vehicles, and in the longer term move us to solar and wind energy and electric vehicles. Of course, we will retain gasoline and diesel engines for those jobs that need mega horsepower but do you and I really need a 6 cylinder diesel SUV to collect a litre of milk from the local store? We need to consign the Emites to the history bin where the Luddites were sent 150 years ago. I urge all of you who have discretionary resources to email and offer support to the tens of thousands in the Eastern Seaboard who are now without homes; worse will follow as many will soon be without incomes as businesses struggle to restart. Make no mistake, this is a catastrophic disaster and we all need to help. John McCrossan Richmond

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rumpeter Brandon Ridenour will be the Richmond Orchestra’s guest soloist for a Sunday afternoon concert.

Ridenour, a member of Canadian Brass, will perform Haydn’s “Trumpet Concerto.” Born in New York and raised in Michigan, Ridenour began studying piano at the age of five and trumpet at age nine. As a member of Canadian Brass, Ridenour has performed with the San Francis-

Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour is a member of Canadian Brass.

co Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Toronto Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He has recorded eight albums to date for Canadian Brass, which have featured

his talents as both a performer and arranger. The Richmond Orchestra concert on Nov. 4 begins at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 West-

minster Hwy. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $6 for children six to 12 and free for children under six. Tickets are available at the door.

Richmond Music Festival gets underway next week A longtime local institution for music students is returning for another year, as the Richmond Music Festival begins Nov. 5. The festival offers a competitive venue for young music students in piano, voice, strings, guitar and woodwinds. Professional adjudicators will give students feedback on their performances before the best return for a Gala Showcase Concert at the end of the festival, Nov. 24. Evaluating the students this year are Joseph Ferretti (piano), Paolo Bortolussi (woodwinds), Robert Rozek (strings), Joe Berarducci (piano), Bruce Vogt (piano), Nikolai Maloff (piano), Diane King (voice) and Bruce Clausen (Guitar). Broadmoor Baptist Church (8140 Saunders Rd.) and Richmond Chinese Baptist Church (10311 Albion Rd.) are this year’s festival venues. A group of local music teachers founded the festival, which was first presented in 1999 as a weeklong event. It has grown dramatically since then, offering thousands of dollars each year in scholarships, bursaries and awards to participants. For more information call 778574-0131 or visit



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New company mounts rare Mozart opera

Richmond Singers to present Christmas concert The Richmond Singers present Christmas Postcards, a musical journey around the world Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at

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Kathryn Nickford photo Jacqueline Ko is Madame Herz and Robin Eder-Warren is Mademoiselle Silberklang in ‘The Impresario.’

Opera Mariposa, a new opera company for local and emerging performers, will launch its first season by presenting Mozart’s rarely staged opera The Impresario at Marpole United Church. The cast of young artists includes 21-year-old Eder-Warren and fellow soprano Jacqueline Ko. The Impresario follows the trials and tribulations of an opera director struggling to stage a show. Performers will sing in German, but dialogue will be in English and subtitles are offered. Also performing: tenor

Sergio Augusto Flores, baritone William Liu and actor Kazz Leskard. The performance will be preceded by a short concert of opera favourites from works like Don Giovanni and La Bohème. Eder-Warren is also managing director of the fledgling Opera Mariposa company. She said premiering with a lesser-known opera was deliberate. “Many companies choose to stage the most popular and familiar shows, but we really want to showcase the

diversity of the operatic genre,” she said in an email. “Since our mission is to create unique performance opportunities for local singers, we decided to find an amazing but little-known work and give both performers and audiences a chance to appreciate it.” Eder-Warren began developing her soprano voice a decade ago. After graduating high school, she studied opera at University of Manitoba and later honed her craft in Europe. Her company aims to create performance opportunities for

emerging artists in need of experience. “In the Lower Mainland that’s not the easiest thing to do, so we’re very very glad that we’re able to create a couple more [opportunities] through Opera Mariposa,” she said in an earlier interview with The Richmond Review. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. at Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67 Ave. in Vancouver. Tickets, $18 to $24, available at, 778-918-9498 or at the door.

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Choirs unite for Remembrance Day concert Various musicians and choirs will unite on Nov. 11 for a special Remembrance Day concert in Richmond. The annual Voices in Peace concert will be staged at Fraserview Church, 11295 Mellis Dr., at 7 p.m. Performers this year include the Richmond Youth Honour Choir, the Peace Mennonite Church Choir, pianist Eric Hominick, the University of B.C. Women’s Choir and the string trio Infinitus. Admission is free to the concert, which will also feature a fair-trade kiosk from 10,000 Villages.

The Richmond Youth Honour Choir is among the performers presenting a free Remembrance Day concert on Nov. 11.


Verdi’s life explored through opera Opera returns to Minoru Chapel Wednesday, Nov. 7 with two concerts presented by City Opera Vancouver. The chamber opera company will perform its Viva Verdi! program—devoted to the works of Giuseppe Verdi, including pieces from Rigoletto, La Traviata and Aida. Narrator Tom Durrie will explore highlights of Verdi's artistic career with the help of baritone Willy MilesGrenzberg, soprano Shadan Saul and tenor Kwangmin Brian Lee. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Seating is limited; organizers recommend buying tickets in advance by calling 604-276-4300 (No. 258850 for 2 p.m. show; No. 258851 for 7 p.m. show). Tickets, if available, can also be bought at the door. The concert is the second of four events in the Minoru Chapel Opera Fall season. Opera Pro Cantanti will perform a seasonal concert Dec. 5 and Vancou-

Soprano Shadan Saul is among the singers performing at Minoru Chapel.

ver Concert Opera Society will offer highlights from Die Fledermaus on Jan. 9, 2013.

Winners and Losers make it on stage at Gateway Theatre Gateway Theatre will present the world premiere of Winners and Losers on the Studio B stage Nov. 22 to Dec. 1. The play, created and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long, was one of three plays featured in Gateway’s SceneFirst

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Tourism industry has big plans in place Many people don’t realize they work in the tourism industry, from taxi drivers to restaurant servers to mall merchants. But anybody who comes into contact with the public is considered an important part of that massive local industry, which according to a 2011 Economic Impact Study for Tourism Richmond, generates $570 million annually in local economic output. Each year, millions of people spend the night in local hotels, and generate $250 million in non-accomodation spending alone. Having identified the growth of tourism in Richmond over the past few years, and seeing the potential for the future, Tourism Richmond has laid down a five-year growth strategy with one simple goal: getting visitors to spend just one more night in town by 2015. To accomplish that goal, it is important that everybody pulls in the same direction, and ensures that each visitor to Richmond is treasured and respected and feels welcomed, said Tourism Richmond CEO Tracy Lakeman. But with the anticipated growth in the number of visitors to Richmond and the rest of the province, comes the need for workers to fill the thousands of new jobs all over B.C. anticipated by 2020. The tourism and hospitality industry is an extremely diverse industry with over 400 different occupations—including occupations that lead to longer-term careers, as well as those that fit well for those seeking part-time work, like students or older workers who are not yet ready to retire. British Columbia’s tourism industry will be a leader in provincial job growth as businesses look to fill 101,000 new job openings by 2020,

according to a study of labour demand and supply by go2, the BC tourism industry’s human resource association. The Tourism Labour Market Strategy, released in the spring of 2012 by go2, sets out the plan to recruit, retain and train the workers needed to keep pace with the growth projected for the industry. Nearly half of the 101,000 openings will be new jobs created by the tourism industry across the province, adding 44,220 more jobs to the provincial workforce by 2020. The other approximately 57,000 openings are due to replacements (i.e. retirements). “The labour strategy co-ordinated by go2 is a key pillar of industry growth in the province. Without it, we simply wouldn’t have the skilled workers in place to deliver the visitor experience throughout B.C.,” says Lana Denoni, chair the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. B.C.’s location, bordered by the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, makes it unique within Canada. Its mountain and coastal scenery, opportunities for summer sailing, winter skiing, and other activities such as fishing or sightseeing in coastal or inland waters or experiencing our vibrant cities all make us a world-class destination. Richmond is in a unique position to reap the rewards of extra visitors to all of B.C., because it is home to Vancouver International Airport, which makes Richmond not just a tourist destination, but a gateway to the rest of the province. And with some of Richmond’s 26 hotels working closely with sports fishing tour operators, for example, that bring in visitors for fishing expeditions to the Queen Charlotte Islands, locals are benefitting, according to the Tourism

Martin van den Hemel photo Tourism Richmond CEO Tracy Lakeman at the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre on Moncton Street in Steveston.

Richmond economic impact study. Tourism helps to not only diversify B.C.’s economy, but also brings new community services to permanent residents. BC’s tourism and hospitality industry is now the single largest “primary resource industry” in the province, generating an annual real GDP (2002 dollars) of more than $6.4 billion in 2010, ahead of forestry, mining, oil and gas extrac-

tion, and agriculture. Tourism and hospitality generated $13.4 billion in annual revenue in 2010. Overall, between 2004 and 2010, industry revenues grew by a total of 25.5 per cent, representing an average annual growth rate of 4.2 per cent. The provincial government’s Gaining the Edge: A Five-year Strategy for Tourism in British Columbia targets revenue growth of five per cent a year that will top $18 billion in tourism spending by 2016. The fastest growing sectors for tourism job growth over the next decade are expected to be recreation and entertainment and travel services. There are an estimated 17,943 tourism-related businesses across the province, employing about 260,000 workers, or 10.8 per cent of B.C.’s total labour force of 2.4 million people. More than 80 per cent of tourism’s new job openings are projected to come in food and beverage services (43,410 openings), recreation and entertainment (20,530 openings) and the accommodation sector (18,920 openings). “The tourism industry often provides people with their important first job and sets them on their career path,” said Arlene Keis, CEO of go2. “Tourism is also the largest employer of youth, with one in four British Columbians under the age of 24 working in the industry. “This anticipated growth in tourism reinforces the need to plan carefully and ensure that there are enough workers with the right skills in the right communities to meet the tourism industry’s future labour needs.” •See for career opportunities.

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Oboist aims for high octaves Richmond’s Nattie Chan, 22, to perform at Orpheum with Vancouver Academy of Music by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter


n oboe isn’t the first instrument most making moves in music move toward. But the reed instrument’s rarity is part of its appeal for Nattie Chan.

The 22-year-old Richmond oboist is now preparing for her latest performance, with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. Born in Hong Kong, Chan recently ADVERTISING FEATURE graduated from Ohio’s Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance. She’s now eyeing either a master’s With June, the graducrete utility pole just or making a push toward degree ation month just before 4 a.m. All four playing in a professional orchestra. around the corner, were thrown fromThe the Vancouver Academy of Muour thoughts turn to car. Two of thesicfour concert is entitled “Beethoven new drivers, especialdied from their injuries. Celebration,” and takes place advertising feature ly new teenage drivp.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Prompted by 7:30 these ers. Last week we Orpheum Theatre. tragic events Vancouver’s and described British concert is said to be the results in otherThe GLP Columbia’s original most elaborate by the academy, a way of determining the Genichi Taguchi, the jurisdictions, the BC and will economic and social loss much honoured Japanese Graduated Licensing government made feature one of the most famous of producing driveshafts engineer and statistician, Program [GLP]. The changes to the program pieces of classical music: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. at anythingthat other came than into effect died on 2nd,original 2012, goal ofJunethe on Cedric Hughes Barrister & Solicitor The work is the last complete precisely 3.5 inches. and his passing went program, introduced October 7, 2003. These symphony written by Beethoven Perfection became the unnoticed by the inlargely August 1998, was to tackle the awful changes are more than fine-tuning. They goal with Professor and stands out as one of the mainstream media in North statistics: 35% of all deaths in the 13 to extend theTaguchi basic two-year of the works in Western classical giving us a way term famous America—unsurprising, but 21nevertheless year s age years:thea cost 12-month Learner of calculating of ‘shoddygroup work.’ caused by car acci- GLP to three music. It is recognizable for its final dents; andbecause 20% ‘the of all newCedric drivers involve term (reducible by Japanese 3 months for certified falling short. Ironic that, movement, “Ode to Joy,” which hughes Barrister & solicitor d in crashes years of driving training) automobiles,plus once a 24 consecutive, Taguchi method’within applied totheir first marked the first time a major driving. prohibition-free Novice term. A integrated soloists and consideredmonth junk, became the Japanese manufacturing is composer icons ofLearner quality. must be accompanied chorus by a into a symphony. what elevated and electronics Initially theJapanese resultsautomotive were positive. During answer to Mr. Gerst’s during post war years tocrashThe supervisor 25 second yearsquestion, of age or older with a performers at the Nov. 18 Guest theproducts firstfrom two‘shoddy’ years, thethenew driver why service is worse, is because ‘specifications ‘top-rated’ dominance by the 1980s and 1990s. And valid Class I-5 driver’s license and may concert include academy alumni, rate went down 26%. But most of the and tolerances’ continues to prevail in thanks to the way Taguchi generously shared his have measuring only one passenger in addition to Vancouver Bach Choir and Vancouimprovement was by Learners rather than service industries. Mr. Gerst pointsAoutNovice that while is limited to learning and insights, we, too, have come to enjoy the supervisor. ver Opera’s young artists. Novices who remained 45% more likely industries seem “obsessed” with the enormous benefits from the vast improvements many service Tickets, $6 to $10, at vancoupassenger only, excluding immediate than experienced drivers to be involved in one standards performance or specifications, setting in automotive manufacturing quality control due or at the family members, unless he or she is crashes. them this way is arbitrary, avoids accountability to his influence worldwide. door.25 accompanied by inaquality.” supervising driver st and ensures “at best, stagnation To


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out sweet, delicate melodies. Moreover, professional oboists make their own reeds by hand, so there is a personal element to the instrument.” What’s your proudest moment in music so far? “Having the opportunity to commission two new pieces for oboe and taikos, which is Japanese drumming. Oberlin highly values creativity and the professors there often encourage us to think outside the box. As a Chinese-Canadian [having] lived in both Asia and North America, I am very interested in bridging the Western and Eastern cultures together. In my senior recital, I premiered two chamber pieces—one for oboe, piccolo and taiko ensemble, and a trio for oboe, piano and taikos. I was very lucky to have two very talented composer friends writ-

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ing me beautiful music, and the audience absolutely loved it.” Tell us about your Nov. 18 performance. “The Ninth Symphony is the most significant work of Beethoven’s life, if not, in music history. The length of the symphony and the addition of text and a choir in a symphony is unprecedented… This piece is not programmed very often, but it is definitely a rare gem. The Fidelio overture is always delightful to play and listen to.” What’s next for you? “I have always enjoyed the high level playing of music here in Vancouver. After being away for four years, however, I feel like a new kid in a old block. I am trying to establish my freelance career here in Vancouver. Hopefully I will get my chance to collaborate with professional musicians one day.”

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NHLers go back to school Andrew Cogliano, Rod Pelley take advantage of lockout to work on skating, skills at Vancouver Hockey School by Don Fennell Sports Editor As the National Hockey League lockout drags on, the number of players signing with teams in Europe is growing. Already, more than 150 NHLers are playing overseas. But opposite that are the just as many North American players who have opted to stick close to home—among them Anaheim Ducks Andrew Cogliano and Rod Pelley, the latter of whom is an unrestricted free agent after his contract with the Ducks expired at the end of last season. While both players would love nothing more than to be in the midst of another NHL campaign, they’re hardly putting their feet up. In fact, they’re using this time to improve all aspects of their games. Cogliano and Pelley are “students” at the Vancouver Hockey School, learning advanced lessons in skating and puck control from renowned skating instructor Derek Popke and skills coach Yogi Svejkovsky. Working out this past week at the Richmond Ice Centre, they focused on drills that can be immediately transferred to game situations and make them more effective players. “You can have a skills or skating coach show you all these fancy moves that make you look good on the ice, but they’re not real useful in an NHL game,” says Pelley. “Derek and Yogi show you things you can master and that aren’t going to be high risk—like gaining more ice when you’re down low with the puck just by shifting your body and using a cutback to get some space or a shot off. It’s great to get out and work on things that you kind of overlook during most of the season, so we’re trying to utilize the time now to work on drills that will eventually help us when the lockout does end.” Though he’s widely considered one of the top two or three skaters in the NHL, even

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Christian Lau photo Vancouver Hockey School instructors Yogi Svejkovsky and Derek Popke demonstrate puck protection to Anaheim Ducks Rod Pelley and Andrew Cogliano during a session last week at the Richmond Ice Centre.

Cogliano is seeing the benefits of the drills. “Yogi focuses a lot on skills with your hands and protecting the puck, while Popke complements that with skating drills like how to come out of turns,” says Cogliano. “Am I working per se on skating in straight line? No. But a lot of it has to do with edges and being able to be quicker than the defencemen below the red line or working down low, spinning off guys and getting to the net. I feel with my game a lot of it’s getting open and trying to take advantage of my speed and they’re helping me

with that.” A native of the Toronto suburb of Vaughan, Cogliano, 25, is small by NHL standards at five-foot-10 and 188 pounds. But the former first round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers (25th overall in 2005), who played two seasons at the University of Michigan and in 2007 helped Canada win gold at the world junior championship in Sweden, has been remarkably durable. Since turning pro with the Oilers in 2007-08, he’s never missed an NHL game, including all 82 with the Ducks last season after being traded to Anaheim in the offseason for a

second round draft pick. After playing four seasons with the Oilers, which preferred a wide-open style that suited Cogliano, it was a bit of adjustment joining the Ducks—especially under former head coach Randy Carlyle. “But now with Bruce (Boudreau, who replaced Carlyle midway through last season), it’s more up-tempo skating which I really like and that suits me,” Cogliano says. “We had a great end of the season last year it’s too bad we couldn’t carry that momentum. But it’s why I’m doing stuff like this, so when we get to camp

I’m not stalled. I have to take this (situation) for what it is and use it as an opportunity to keep things fresh and come up with new workouts. I’m feeling revitalized working with (Popke and Svejkovsky).” Cogliano, who says the five NHL seasons have gone quickly, feels while he still has plenty of room to grow, he’s matured as a pro and become a more versatile and smarter player who is ready to take the proverbial next step. “Being and NHL player is a full-time job and you’re always thinking about how to get better,” he says. “This career can be

short for guys and I’m trying to keep it going as long as I can.” At 28, Pelley is at a crossroads in his NHL career. A native of Kitimat, the fivefoot-11, 200-pound center was acquired last December by the Ducks along with a seventhround pick in last summer’s NHL Entry Draft from the New Jersey Devils for Kurtis Foster, Mark Fraser and Timo Pielmeier. While not a big scorer (he’s amassed 29 points in 256 games), Pelley was a plus or even player in 30 of his last 35 games. See Page 18

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“And I was there 12 days after Boudreau was hired, so he was kind of in transition too,” says Pelley. “But he’s bounced around a lot during his career and knows how a player feels. He kept asking me how things were going. And the Ducks couldn’t be a greater group of guys.” But as an unsigned free agent, Pelley now finds himself playing a waiting game—not only awaiting the start of a new NHL season but signing a new contract. “But I’m willing to do that and be ready from the day the games start,” he says. “You need complete belief in yourself. Sometimes that’s easier than others and it’s a business we’re in and being mentally strong is a big part of it. If you can get through that, there are jobs available when the lockout does end.” By his own definition, Pelley is an honest, hardworking checking line forward—a foot solider if you will. He does a lot of the grunt work and makes the sacrifices like blocking shots. He may play fewer minutes that players on the top two or three lines, but they are important minutes. Without players like him, you don’t win Stanley Cups. “It’s always fun and rewarding to work with good players and good people,” says Vancouver Hockey School instructor Svejkovsky, noting Cogliano and Pelley emanate both qualities. “But whether it’s mi-


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nor hockey players (Svejkovsky is director of hockey operations at the Seafair Minor Hockey Association), the (Vancouver) Giants (he is a skills coach with the local major junior team), or NHL players, while there are differences in a variety of things in terms of drills they’re very similar,”he says.“Any player has a window to get better each day. Games can be mentally draining, but coming on the ice (like Cogliano and Pelley) to work on things that can get you better is most important. Obviously it takes more details to work with better players, but it’s still about teaching and understanding how fix this skating motion or that shot or move that can make a player better—and being able explain why it’s important.” As a former NHLer himself (a first round draft pick of the Washington Capitals in 1996), Svejkovsky is also able to relate well to the pros and what they need to be effective. “I’m lucky enough to see a lot of players that helps me set the curriculum,” he says. “And the game is changing constantly, so with the Giants I’m able to see what’s changing and help the players develop. Right now the biggest change is that every player has to be able to (contribute in all areas). Defencemen need to be part of the offence and forwards part of the defence. “And with the speed of the game, it’s important to anticipate and read plays. You have to be a student of the game, no question, while constantly working to get better at the things which make you who you are.,” he adds. Popke, who founded the Vancouver Hockey School, is a widely-respected skat-

ing consultant and has worked on-ice with numerous junior and pro players as well as the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs. But even was surprised by the quickness of Cogliano. “The power and speed he can generate is amazing , but we changed a couple things that can make him ever quicker. He was surprised, and said he’d never been shown some of this stuff before.,” says Popke. Cogliano and Pelley contacted Popke looking for some training opportunities that would be more than just simple skating and skating with the puck. “(Typically) when coaches tell players to turn around cones and stuff like that, no one shows them details incorporated with the turns,”Popke says. “Cogliano and Pelley were saying they can usually go to a skating coach or a skills coach, but they don’t know the other aspect. Here, they’re getting (to learn) with two guys with two different niches. While Yogi shows them the puck skills, I’m breaking down the skating. Cogliano was even saying with the turns, he didn’t know how many players in the NHL knew them. Coaches don’t have time to work on these during the season.” Further reflecting how much the game is changing and evolving, Cogliano and Pelley also noted that power skating when they were in minor hockey was just skating up and down the ice. Lttle or none of the detailed instruction kids get now was available . “Working with these NHL players is a challenge for us too ,” says Popke. They constantly want to get better and as an instructor you want to push yourself too.”

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Living outside of the box When you’re considering downsizing, the thought of living in a small apartment may turn you off of the idea. But recently developments like Waterstone in Langley have offered larger condominium homes for sale, and baby boomers are flocking to them. “They want the floorplan to feel like a single-family house,” says Scott Brown, senior vice-president for residential and commercial marketing services at Colliers International. “Baby boomers have difficulty seeing anything under 1,000 square feet as large enough.” But it’s more than larger floorplans that attract downsizers. “They want the things that you would

typically see in a house,” Brown says. Among those things are amenities such as a fitness centre and pool. Location is also a big draw. “They always say ‘go west young man’ but in this case it’s ‘go east baby boomer!’” Brown laughs, saying that many downsizers leave their home in a pricier area and move east into a more inexpensive neighbourhood. “They don’t want to lose their social circle,” Brown says, “but they are looking for something a little more affordable. ... They will often move closer to their kids, who can’t usually afford a single-family home when they’re starting out.”

Situated in the rapidly growing community of Burke Mountain, homeowners (and coach home tenants!) will have beautiful views over Coquitlam and the surrounding area. Shops, restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities are located nearby, while an elementary school is literally moments away. “This is such a family-friendly neighbourhood,” says Calahan. “The infrastructure is in place. These

homes are truly nestled in a mature neighbourhood.” Morningstar has opened preregistration for Somerton, and Calahan says that they’ve already had over 200 people inquire about the development. “This type of home is really in demand,” she says. “These are homes that everyone will love.” Homes will start in the upper$600,000s. For more information, visit

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Morningstar Homes is introducing a new type of single-family home to Coquitlam with its newest project, Somerton. Bringing an added coach home to their always-gorgeous floorplans, Morningstar is offering a degree of livability and affordability that is unique to the area. “Coquitlam has never done this before,” says Deborah Calahan, VicePresident of Sales and Marketing for Morningstar. “This is really the right product at the right time.” With 34 homes in the development, 21 of which will have coach homes (the others will have the option for a legal suite in the finished basement), Morningstar is building on its legacy for amazing homes. “We have the right recipe for what we do,” says Calahan. “We start from a point of what we do best, which is meeting the needs of our customers.” The homes range in size from 3,017 to over 3,100 square feet. However, Somerton’s new plans include a few extra touches that set them apart. For example, the Ellsworth plan now includes vaulted ceilings on the second floor and a semi-wall with a linear fireplace that is open on either side, so you can enjoy it from your formal dining room or your living room area. Morningstar is showcasing many of its usual amazing features here, including a seamless glass shower in the ensuite bathroom and a huge tub for relaxing after a long day. The kitchen breakfast bar is perfect for entertaining, and an extra nook that can be used as office or study space or room for children to play while you cook is a masterstroke of convenience. But it’s the coach homes that are the fantastic part of Somerton. They are located behind the homes themselves, above a double-car garage. With 512 square feet of living space, they feature a bedroom, bathroom, and open-plan layout in the living areas with a vaulted ceiling. The huge picture window in the living area lets the light pour in and makes the home feel spacious. The kitchen has rough-ins for future appliances while the bathroom is roughed-in for a stackable washer/ dryer, making the coach home a complete living space! “This space offers unlimited possibilies,” says Calahan. “It can be everything from a nanny suite to an artist studio to a man cave. Kids that

won’t leave home or older parents that need to be close – it offers the purchaser options never before available in Coquitlam. It can also be a straight mortgage helper. There is so much potential here.” In fact, Calahan sees buyers being able to get at least $800 a month for renting out the coach home. That can go a long way towards helping with a mortgage payment. “It’s really special,” says Calahan. “Giving buyers a rental opportunity that is private and separate from their home is very attractive and leaves the basement as even more space for the purchaser to enjoy.”

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e Celebrat the Holidays here!

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Mark Smirfitt



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LANG, Richard April 7, 1978 - Nov. 1, 1996

The loneliness without YOU The ache deep in our hearts All we have are memories Your picture in a frame Memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part

Missing you everyday in our lives. Love from Mom, Family & Friends






South Arm Christmas Craft Fair Sat Nov 17th 10am-4pm FREE ADMISSION OVER 85 CRAFTERS South Arm Community Centre 8880 Williams Rd. Richmond



THE Best Experts on Child and Adolescent ADHD - FREE! November 25: 1 pm - 5 pm 1:00 Derryck Smith: What is ADHD? 2:00 Dr. Veena Jokhani: Medication 3:30 Susan Siklos: ADHD and Learning 4:00 Margaret Weiss: The Healthy ADHD Child Registration: We’ll send you the slides!




EXP CLASS 1 TEAM DRIVERS Earn up to $6500/mo. Send resumes Fax:604-598-3497

Freemasonry is a fraternity open to all men regardless of ethnicity or religion. For more information:

TransX Class 1 O/OP’s Needed Can-U.S runs - Great Opportunity! Contact George - 1-877-914-0001

Ian Biddlecombe


EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOU OWN BOSS, make precast concrete steps and steel risers. Forms, welder, cement mixer, trailer & stock for sale. 1 (604)538-6676



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April 16, 1961 October 14, 2012

After a long, courageous battle with breast cancer Monica finally found peace. Surrounded by her closest family and friends she passed away at her home in Markdale, Ontario. Born in Castlegar, B.C. Monica grew up in Richmond. After graduating from Steveston Senior High school she attended Simon Fraser University. In 1984 she moved to Ontario, and with a partner took up organic farming. Years later she opened up her own health food store in Durham, Ontario and became the heart and hub of a large, like-minded community. She is deeply mourned by her son Keiran Pattullo Graf, her mother Ursula Graf, her sister Yvonne GrafWesterkamp, her brother Roland Graf, a large extended family in Canada and Germany and a huge circle of friends.





Hanna McGee Hanna McGee passed into the glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Oct. 30th 2012. Survived by beloved family David, Shawna, Sara, Erin and Liam. Predeceased by husband Martin. Hanna’s insurmountable Catholic faith saw her through being separated from her father when her native Poland was invaded and occupied by both Germany and the Soviet Union at the start of WWII. She became a combatant in Armia Krajowa, the WWII Polish Resistance Army. Hanna experienced untold horrors and was wounded in the desperate fighting of the Warsaw Uprising. After WWII Hanna and her mother secretly escaped from Sovietoccupied Poland. They experienced indescribable joy when reunited with her father in England. Shortly after all three started a new life in Canada. Hanna served her community as Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist of Richmond General Hospital for many years.   In 1999 Hanna received three military decorations for her efforts in combat from the Polish Government. Prayer service will be Mon. Nov. 5th at 7:30 pm, Mass of Christian Burial will be Tues. Nov. 6th at 11:00 am, both at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 4451 Williams Rd. Richmond. 

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Please forward resume by email: or fax 604-274-3627

F/T Positions, up to $15/hr!!

LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS Five Star Building Maintenance has immediate F/T and P/T openings for reliable Light Duty Cleaners in the Richmond and Tri-Cities area. Day shifts only (weekdays/weekends). We offer training programs, attractive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 604.435.0516 or email to:

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A Degree or Diploma in business administration or commerce and at least two years of relevant work experience required. Duties: identify, secure and maintain accounts, develop supplies specifications, negotiate contracts, and monitor delivery logistics. Please send resume to:


Join our marketing / promo team Must be OUTGOING and POSITIVE If you enjoy friendly competition And a fun work environment Call Tory today!

604 777 2195 The Desert Hills Estate Winery located at Oliver, BC, needs 1 perm FT Retail Assistant Manager ($25/hr) to operate its wine shop. A university degree in business, combined with at least three years of retail store management is required. Fluency in English and Chinese required. Email:



COMMUNITY Support Workers Two folks with special needs, who live in Kits, need some extra people to support them. They have a program of support which is extraordinary. One regular part-time position as well as some casual positions exist. Experience and education in the community living field would be an asset as would a class 4dl and first aid. To join this forward thinking staff team please send your resume to: Pacific Coast Community Resources, #215-1529 West 6th Ave., Van., BC, V6J 1R1, email:


Call Roya 604-247-3710

or email us at

Advertising Sales Consultant Black Press has an immediate opening for a Sales Consultant. By joining the Black Press team, you can develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The team environment at Black Press 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. Previous sales experience is preferred but not required. A car and a valid driver’s license are required. Black Press is 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: Black Press c/o Courtney Gill #309-5460 152nd St., Surrey, BC, V3S 5J9


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Call JR 604-247-3710



THE Cascades, a residential care home in Chilliwack is seeking RNs. FT & Casuals. Resume & Cover letter to or fax: 604-795-5693



ELECTRICAL DESIGN DRAFTSPERSON. Electrical Engineering Consulting firm requires Electrical Design Draftsperson in our Kamloops office. Preferably minimum 1 year experience. Apply in writing to ICI Electrical & Control Consulting Ltd. Email: Closing date for applications November 16, 2012.





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BLACK & Lee Tuxedos is now hiring Part Time Sales Associates for our Downtown Vancouver location. You must be trustworthy and willing to give great customer service. The right candidate must be organized and able to work in a fast paced environment. You must be able to work weekends. We offer great hourly wage. Email resume or fax to 604-688-5951.


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



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

Rona Building Centre 7111 Elmbridge Way Richmond, BC



BLOW Moulding Machine Technician. Mechanically competent to perform repairs on production machinery. Effective communication in English. Resumes to

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969


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Broadway St, Fifth Ave (Steveston) Regent St (Steveston) Richmond St (Steveston) Garry St (Steveston) 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave (Steveston) 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave (Steveston) 1st Ave, Chatham St (Steveston) 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave, Georgia St (Steveston) Springmont Gate, Springwood Cres/ Crt Springthorne Cres Nishi Crt, 3000 Blk Williams Rd Lancelot Crt/ Dr/ Gate 4000 Blk Francis Rd 3000 Blk Granville Ave 5000 blk Williams Rd Robson Dr, Barnard Dr Garnet Dr, Jade Crt, Tiffany Blvd/ Pl Emerald Pl, Pearl Crt Turquoise Dr 5000 Blk Blundell Rd Langton Rd


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CLEANING SERVICES RICHMOND 5 STAR CLEANING Guaranteed Exceptional Service Every Time Res / Comm




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

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


Exterior - Interior doors and will make fiberglass look like wood. 40 yrs. Exp. (Insured). Call Wolfgang 778-878-3304 (A Division of Stasch Decorating)



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576


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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184



Reliable Work ❖ Res. & Comm.


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604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Mike 604-789-5268


GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, asphalt shingles, flat roofs, WCB/BBB. Cln Gutters-$80. Senior disc. 10%. 604-240-5362.

STORMRIDER ROOF REPAIRS *Concrete Tiles *Cedar Shakes *Asphalt Shingles *Skylights *Rain Gutters

(604)803-2808 356


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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!


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

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A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

Kids and Adults Needed




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



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Richmond manufacturer requires an INDUSTRIAL SEWER with experience on industrial straight stitch and serger machines. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We have a great team and are well established after 50 years in business. Above min. wages offered plus Extended Healthcare package.


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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051


Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.



778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway


A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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


Running this ad for 8yrs



FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018 *Granite Countertops *Laminate Flooring *Wood Stairs *Decks *Tile Work. Call 604-442-7841

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. AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223.

#1 AAA Rubbish Removal 21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

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Only $89 including free hot water tank service!







Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • CertiďŹ ed 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


Insured / WCB


RICHMOND DOOR & GATE 604.271.4299

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or POMERANIAN - 2 weeks old, black w/ a touch of white. 1st shot, vet checked. $550 (604)941-2959







STEAMER CHEST, curved top. North Delta. 604-591-9740



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



1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)726-3024



MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379



HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 PURCHASE WATKINS Products from an Independent Consultant. Earn free products by hosting a party. Alison Platt 604-312-6679

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS KEYBOARD, Yamaha TSA1500, cd ROM and manuals, like new, sell for $500. (604)824-1903



TRUCKS & VANS By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina Inc, Consolidated Civil Enforcement BC Inc., will dispose of goods, namely: (1) 40’ Power Boat - (2) 25’ Power Boat w/ Trailer - debtor “Victor Kowalenko� to recover $6,054.92 plus accruing storage and any / all other expenses related. This unit will be made available for sale after November 5, 2012.

2 Bdrm. & 2 Bath Was $850k ~ Now $399,900 Resort Spa Restaurant Golf Marina

1-888-996-2746 x5470

2008 ACURA TL blk/blk, 45kms, no accid, $21,995 or $224 biwkly. #KL801527 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889


2008 FORD Escape XLT, AWD, 87 kms, $15,995 or $167 biwkly, #KL C13119 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889


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

2008 HONDA CIVIC Si 130 kms, 6 spd, $11,995 or $127 biweekly #KL 008838 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889



Across Kwantlen 2 Bdrm Incl heat, h/w, 1 sec’d prkg, o/d pool. N/P. $1095. Dec 2. Gerry 604-273-4785

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED QUIET Building, large 1 & 2 bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, elevator, coin laundry, steps to all shops, transit, schools, NS NP Lease RMD 604-241-3772 frm $915.

2008 HONDA CRV 140kms $13,995 or $147 biweekly. #KL 801758 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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

2008 VW GOLF, 70 kms, $9995 or $111 biweekly, # 026816 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889

RICHMOND. 3 bdrm 2 bath rancher. 5 appls. 9055 Dayton. Immed. $1,450. Refs. 604-240-5322.


Mike Stanley, Field Tech Richmond BC


736 Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet ✔ dewormed. $850. 604-795-7662




PETS PETS Fully Licensed, Insured, WCB

WINTERIZE YOUR DOOR & OPENER $40.00 until Nov. 15/12 with this ad 10% OFF with this AD







Richmond: Unique 1 bdrm. house, Yard & shed. Refs. req’d. N/S. N/P. Suit sngle person $815. 604-5324370 604-790-4370.





RICHMOND #4 & Williams. 2 Bdrm bsmt ste. Avail Nov 15 or Dec 1. NS/NP. Ref’s req’d. $900/mo incl util 604-275-2909 or 604-839-2958.

2009 TOYOTA YARIS 52 kms, $9995 or $126 biweekly, #KL 232261 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889

RICHMOND East. Hamilton area. 2 bdrm bsmt suite in exec custom built home. Avail. now. N/S. N/P $850 for 1 or $950/mo for 2 people. 604-522-3658; 778-323-3658 RICHMOND Shell/Bridgeport 2 bdr gr.lvl, priv ent. $900/mo incl heat & light. Np/Ns. Now. 604-649-9367



RICHMOND. Spacious, newly renod 3 bdrm w/priv. new 2 bdrm ste down. F/P. 8 appls, 3 baths, cov. patio. storage, garage, fenced. Oct 1. N/P. $2450/m. 604-833-2103




The Scrapper

2007 FORD FOCUS SES, loaded, 75 kms, $8995 or $99 biwkly, #KL 224829 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889 2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr sedan auto fully loaded only 22K local $9,500 obo. 604-218-9795



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

RICHMOND 2 bdrm., 2 bath t/h, 5 appl., h/w floors, walk to Steveston. N/S N/P. $1550 mo. Dec. 1. C.21 Prudential 604-889-2470


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located 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. Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call (604) 314-1169, Edward Jang

2007 Mini Cooper sport pkg 95 km 6 spd, leather, S/R, $13,995 or $147 biwkly, #KL 461970. BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889


Call George 778 886-3186

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Martin van den Hemel photo Students and parents from James Whiteside Elementary held a hot dog sale at the Save-on-Foods at Ironwood Shopping Centre on Sunday, and raised more than $350 for an upcoming French immersion field trip to Quebec, and $100 for the school’s PAC committee. Save-on-Foods supplied the barbecue and tables, and a heavy discount on the food and condiments, while the community showed its support, with many Whiteside graduates making donations to the students’ efforts.

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

A supplementary school in Richmond transformed its classrooms into a huge auditorium recently to accommodate a large crowd of people celebrating the outstanding achievements of more than four hundred students in their exemplary study of Math and Reading. Richmond City Councillor Bill McNulty mingled with the crowd at Kumon Happy Learning Centre to greet parents and students alike and extended his sincere congratulations. He is shown here with Heidi Narita, young lady who has consistently earned the distinction of being a North American Advanced Honor Student since she was a little girl in primary school.

The Rotary Club of Steveston happily presented Steveston Businessman Ken Matsuzaki of EA Towns Fishing Supplies with Rotary’s highest honour, The Paul Harris Fellow. This is in light of his support for Rotary projects be they in Richmond, Steveston or abroad. Making the presentation were past-president Wilbur Walrond (left) and Matsuzaki’s childhood friend and fellow Rotary supporter John Montgomery, who is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

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TD Waterhouse

Raising the Bar for Investment Advice Rickerby Wealth Group (RWG) is firmly focused on becoming one of the elite investment advice groups in the Lower Mainland. RWG, working under the TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice umbrella, was launched by industry veteran Shaun Rickerby in 2006 – and now boasts a four-strong team, including former CFL and BC Lions football star, Sean Millington. The group provides full, comprehensive wealth management – including advice around estate planning, insurance services, and private banking – and typically seeks mature investors with a minimum $300k investment. “RWG is built on a foundation of transparency and accountability,” says Rickerby. “We work exclusively on a fee-based basis and also provide sophisticated, comprehensive reporting packages to clients – in terms of their portfolio performance – set against a benchmark. Offering such personalizing, discretionary portfolio management is quite unique.” Rickerby turned 40 in 2004 and was inspired to shake things up; create something “unique, different and forward-thinking.” He became a Portfolio Manager and restructured and refined his practice – leading to the birth of RWG – then hired football star-turned TV analyst and investment advisor Millington to help beef up the brand.

Millington, a two-time Grey Cup winner and 2010 inductee into the BC Sports Hall of Fame, handles the marketing side of RWG and has helped raise the group’s profile – both through his star power and leveraging this into new ventures, such as his daily early morning segment as a business analyst on Global TV. “Every morning at 6:40 a.m. I give a little market analysis; whatever’s topical in the news that day.” says Millington, who worked as a tunnel analyst for CFL on CBC after hanging up his boots. “We’re also trying to develop the RWG website and get instructional videos posted to supplement our regular audio newsletters.” Boosted by Millington’s exposure on Global TV – and the group’s rising profile – RWG is actively seeking new clients. “We do a financial plan, investment policy statement and annual reviews for every client – including detailed performance reporting. We call the package the ”Experience of Shaun”. I wanted to hire another ‘Shaun’ but ended up with a ‘Sean’! Oh well, it still works.” “Our ambition is for RWG to become a brand that’s a household name – one that’s known for being credible, highly respected and professional both within the industry and in the eyes of the public.” To learn more about Rickerby Wealth Group, call: 604.482.5188 or visit their website:

TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice is a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. ®/The TD logo and other trade-marks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank or a wholly-owned subsidiary, in Canada and/or in other countries. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc – Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Rickerby Wealth Group consists of Shaun Rickerby, Branch Manager and Portfolio Manager, Sean Millington, Investment Advisor, Joanne Palma, Sales Assistant and Perry Chan, Sales Assistant. Rickerby Wealth Group is a part of TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice.

Richmond Review, November 02, 2012  

November 02, 2012 edition of the Richmond Review

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