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‘The trenches will be beautiful, mud to the eyebrows’ Fred Harwood left in 1915 with Lilla in his heart, destined for the brutal battlefields of the First World War by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
n April 19, 1916, Fred Harwood vanished. A private in the Canadian army, the 25-year-old was fighting in Europe on the front lines of the First World War.
The night he disappeared, Harwood was sheltered in a crater at St. Eloi, a shell-pocked wasteland of mud and the scene of intense fighting between Canadian and German soldiers. He regularly wrote letters and postcards to family and the love of his life Lilla, but Harwood hadn’t been heard from in a month. Then on May 16, a letter arrived in the hands of his anxious mother. It was from her son. Harwood, who would become well known in Richmond, was one of thousands of young Canadian soldiers who fought in the brutal four-year war—a war that claimed the lives of 66,665 soldiers from this country. On Sunday, Remembrance Day, they’ll be remembered.
City of Richmond Archives A wedding photograph of Fred and Lilla Harwood in 1919—just months after the end of the First World War. From the Harwood family records at the City of Richmond Archives.
Off to war Fred Harwood was born in Kirkby Stephen, a small town in northwest England in 1891. He emigrated to Canada in 1913, settling in Vancouver. That’s where he met Lilla, but their blossoming relationship was about to be put on hold. War broke out and young men across the country signed up to serve overseas. Beliefs and family tradition drove some of them, others simply sought adventure or employment. But this surge of patriotism felt by so many young men—death and destruction be damned—led them to war, and Harwood was one of them. Harwood enlisted in the 29th battalion, sixth brigade, 2nd Canadian Expeditionary Force. He would be paid $1 per day, plus a field allowance of 10 cents. On May 14, 1915, after seven months of training, Harwood said goodbye to his girlfriend Lilla, took what he could and left Vancouver on an eastbound train. He joined other soldiers on a ship bound for Europe. In his pocket was a simple brown diary. Laura, Lilla’s sister, must have understood the cost of war and wrote a message on the diary’s first open page: “If good wishes good can bring; Mine are with you in everything.” See Page 3
Old clippings of a POW camp (above) and a news item of Fred Harwood’s release/return (right).
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Diary recounts days in a prisoner-of-war camp From Page Opening the diary would become a daily ritual for Harwood, who chronicled his experiences and often summed up an entire day in a few words. The ship anchored in Plymouth, England on May 29. That night, Canadian soldiers got a stark reminder that war was real. Another Allied ship just a few kilometres away had been sunk overnight.
A Day of Remembrance •Every year on Nov. 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. •We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. •More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died. * Source: Veterans Affairs Canada
Deep in the trenches Rain, military training, the army’s church parade—Harwood dutifully noted the routine days of a soldier. Things changed Sept. 17 when he arrived in France by ship and made camp inside a barn. Eight days later he was at war. “First night in trenches; front line, very quiet, a little shooting,” he wrote. Rain was heavy, mud was thick in the trenches and German soldiers were dug in just 100 metres away. Trench warfare defined the war, but army commanders hadn’t planned for it. Machine guns and other modern weapons proved too dangerous for soldiers to remain in the open, so both sides dug in. When attacks were made, heavy casualties were the result, reducing the war to a stalemate. Despite the gloom, Harwood’s messages from the trenches were largely void of emotion: “Had first good sleep for a week,”“Had a good hot bath,”“Fine dugouts with fireplaces,”“Attended burial service.” He noted days of heavy bombardment—that wounded him at least once—and the tiring work of digging trenches under heavy rain. Soldiers spent most days on guard, improving defences, writing letters or just waiting for something to happen. When an attack was ordered, soldiers ran from their trenches across a landscape full of craters. Mud slowed their movement and made them vulnerable to artillery and machine gun fire, and entire units could be wiped out in a few hours. Soldiers were sometimes captured on night raids in efforts from both sides to gain information. Harwood kept a list of key German battlefield phrases that could help in capturing enemy soldiers—”Give yourself up,”“Come out”—but as it turned out, Harwood himself was taken prisoner.
‘An unmitigated disaster’ Harwood was fighting in a battle that author Tim Cook described as “an unmitigated disaster” for Canadian troops. The firefight was at St. Eloi, near Ypres, Belgium, an area with massive mud-filled craters and little cover that marked the first major battle for Harwood and the 2nd Canadian Division. Canadians relieved British troops on the night of April 3, 1916, but found few trenches to take cover in, and most were waist-deep in water. Moreover, the Germans had the entire front under constant fire. Despite the conditions, Harwood found the time to write a letter to his love Lilla, or “Lil,” as he called her. “I dare say you’ll see a casualty list in the papers, don’t worry dear. I’m alright.” He reminded her of the moment they met, at a youth group at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Vancouver. “I’ll never forget the first night I attended the Endeavour meeting. I felt quite at home. As soon as I entered the room I believe Lil, you were the first girl to welcome me and ask me to come again. Am glad I joined up Lil, or I would not have been the happy man I am today.” Something Lilla said in an earlier letter made him go further. “I could never have entered your life dear, without telling you all, it would not have been fair. You speak of your unworthiness, Lil. Please dear, don’t say that again because I could never be really worthy of you. I am trying hard though.” He might have a chance to go on leave in the next two months, he told her. Two go from each
City of Richmond Archives A personal letter from King George V in 1918 to Fred Harwood upon his release from a prisoner of war camp in Germany. From the Harwood family records at the City of Richmond Archives.
platoon every week, and he was due. He signed off: “Well dearie, it’s still pouring with rain, the trenches will be beautiful when we go in again, mud to the eyebrows.” Through two weeks of hard fighting, Canadian commanders were often unclear as to the location of their troops at St. Eloi, according to an account from the Canadian War Museum. Once aerial photos helped reveal true Canadian and German positions, the battle ground to halt on April 16, with enemy forces holding most key points. On the night of April 19, 1916, Canadians— with weapons jammed by mud—were again under intense artillery bombardment and driving rain. Of those who survived, some surrendered, others crawled away through machine gun fire to escape. The Canadians suffered 1,373 casualties during the confused fighting at St. Eloi. But Harwood wasn’t among the dead. He was taken prisoner.
Good news by post Harwood was taken to a prisoner of war camp at Giessen, Germany. “I cannot tell you how we were captured but we were taken prisoners,” he wrote in a letter to his mother. “A lot of my pals were killed, and only God knows how the rest of us escaped. However, there are a few of my pals with me, and a few more in hospital who will join us later when well enough.” The wooden huts at Giessen would become Harwood’s home for the next two-and-a-half years. “The authorities are strict, but we are quite used to military discipline, being in the army so long.” He was allowed to write two letters and four postcards per month. Prisoners were allowed to receive parcels, but spirits, fuel, matches, candles and medicine were forbidden. Soup was the main menu item, so he asked his mother to send a few things: bread, raisin bread, cheese, margarine, dripping, jam, biscuits, tinned meat or a little cold
roast. He also needed a razor, brush, soap and toothpaste. He offered to send his mom some prison tobacco—he couldn’t smoke it. “I don’t like putting you to all this bother, mother, but I know you will willingly do it for me.I’ve the best home in the world—God bless you all,” he wrote. “God saved my life a dozen times last week, and He will look after me here.”
“Mother and father’s loyalty and devotion to each other had stood the test of their long engagement and the separation of the war years,” remembered Bob Harwood, one of four children. The family moved to Richmond in 1931, first living on General Currie Road, and then in a home on Bridgeport Road. The family was active in local church and community life. Two of Bob’s siblings became well known for their work in the community. Don had a career as a recreation administrator for the municipality while Marion was a teacher at Thompson Elementary. Five years after moving to Richmond, Fred Harwood returned to Europe for the unveiling of a memorial in Vimy, France that paid tribute to Canadian soldiers. Vimy was the site of a major victory for the Canadians, but it came at a high cost, with more than 10,000 casualties in six days. Harwood died in 1979 at age 88, predeceased by Lilla. His diary lives on at the City of Richmond Archives, so too do the memories of the letters the couple exchanged during a brutal war. Son Bob remembers them as a moving tribute to the depth and tenderness of their commitment to each other—and the future they hoped to have together. They had a 51-year marriage because Harwood made it home. Others did not. Lest we forget.
Armistice The Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918 marked the end of the war, a true world war with 65 million men from 30 nations involved. At least 10 million men were killed and 29 million more were wounded, captured or declared missing, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. The war was a coming of age for Canada. From a nation of eight million people, 619,636 men and women served in the Canadian forces during the war. Of those, 66,655 gave their lives and another 172,950 were wounded. Nearly one in 10 Canadians who fought in the war didn’t return. In 1918 Harwood stayed in Germany to bury a close friend who fell victim to a new threat: the flu pandemic. He left for Yorkshire, England first to visit his family, and then, in March 1919, to Vancouver to see his bride-to-be. On Aug. 20, Harwood married Lilla at the Vancouver church where they met.
Fred Harwood’s wartime diary and pay book.
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Correction Notice: The Public Hearing Notice that was published in the Richmond Review on November 7, 2012 included an incorrect meeting date of October 15, 2012. The correct meeting date for the next Public Hearing is November 19, 2012.
Notice of Public Hearing Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall
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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8941 (RZ 11-585154)
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 9000
7520 Ash Street
All of Richmond
Benito A. Kho
City of Richmond
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (RS2/E)”, to permit subdivision into two lots. City Contact:
Purpose: To repeal the existing 1999 Official Community Plan which is to the year 2021 (Schedule 1 of Bylaw 7100) and replace it with a new 2012 Official Community Plan to the year 2041 (Schedule 1 of Bylaw 9000).
David Johnson 604-276-4193 Planning and Development Department
Note: There are no changes to the existing Area Plan and Sub-Area Plans (Schedule 2 of Bylaw 7100) such as the City Centre Area Plan, Steveston Area Plan, Hamilton Area Plan or West Cambie Area Plan as part of this bylaw.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8946 (RZ 11-593705) Location/s:
7680 & 7720 Alderbridge Way
Robert Ciccozzi Architecture Inc.
Purpose: To amend the Residential / Limited Commercial (RCL2) zone and rezone the subject property from “Industrial Retail (IR1)” to “Residential / Limited Commercial (RCL2)”, to permit development of a mixeduse development with 237 residential units, 4,370 ft2 (406 m2) of retail floor area within a total floor area of approximately 214,337 ft2 (19,913 m2) in three buildings ranging from 7 to 11 floors connected with a 2-storey podium parkade. City Contact:
Mark McMullen 604-276-4173 Planning and Development Department
June Christy 604-276-4188 Planning and Development Department
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8922 Location/s:
Edgemere Neighbourhood With Lanes
City of Richmond
Purpose: 1) To create a new Single Detached with Granny Flat or Coach House (RE1) zone; and 2) To rezone the lots in the Edgemere neighbourhood with lane access north of Maddocks Road and Wilkinson Road, east of No. 4 Road, west of Shell Road and south of the lane on the south side of Williams Road, from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to the new “Single Detached with Granny Flat or Coach House (RE1) zone”, in order to permit granny flats and coach houses in this neighbourhood as part of the 2041 Official Community Plan (OCP) Update. City Contact: Holger Burke 604-276-4164 Planning and Development Department ByLAw 8922
How to obtain further information: • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City Website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/agendas/hearings/2012. htm • At City Hall: Copies of the proposed bylaw, supporting staff and Committee reports and other background material, are also available for inspection at the Planning & Development Department at City Hall, between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing November 9, 2012 and ending November 19, 2012, or upon the conclusion of the hearing. • By Fax or Mail: Staff reports and the proposed bylaws may also be obtained by FAX or by standard mail, by calling 604-276-4007 between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing November 9, 2012 and ending November 19, 2012. Participating in the Public Hearing process: • The Public Hearing is open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by the proposed bylaw, you may make a presentation or submit written comments at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office by 4 pm on the date of the Public Hearing as follows: • By E-mail: using the on-line form at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/about.htm • By Standard Mail: 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • By Fax: 604-278-5139, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/ council/hearings/about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-276-4007. • All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone. David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Office
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Homma School seeks votes for playground project
City Board Asphalt paving advisory October 8 to November 30, 2012
by Martin van den Hemel
The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the following locations in Richmond as noted:
As parents know, there are no October 8 to November 30, 2012. Work hours 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. shortage of fundraisers for school ini• 8000 Block of Granville Avenue – East bound lanes only - Cooney Road and tiatives throughout the school year. Garden City Road intersections included But locals won’t have to shell out a single penny to help out one big October 22 to November 30, 2012. Work hours 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Richmond elementary school proj• Knight Street – North bound lanes only – Knight Street Bridge to Cambie Road ect. overpass Little more than a simple click of the mouse can help Tomekichi Traffic will be reduced to single-lane and there may be temporary lane closures. Homma students get one huge step Delays may occur. The use of an alternate route is strongly encouraged. closer to their dream of a new, more This work is weather dependent and dates are subject to change without natural playground that touches on notice. the school’s marine environment and its proximity to the fishing vilQuestions may be directed to Wasim Memon, Supervisor, Engineering lage of Steveston. Inspections, at 604-276-4189, or visit the City’s paving program webpage at Homma is taking part in the Aviva www.richmond.ca (City Services > Roads, Dykes, Water & Sewers > Construction Community Fund project (avivacomProjects > 2012 Paving). munityfund.org), a cross-Canada Students from Steveston’s Tomekichi Homma elementary school were competition organized by the insur- asked what makes a great playground, and used clay, leaves, pencil crayance firm, with 30 winners named in ons and tree nuts to craft their visions. The school has entered the Aviva City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 each of three categories. A total of $1 Community Fund contest, and need at least 10,000 on-line votes to make www.richmond.ca million is being given away to create the finals. positive change. on the structures,” Gray wrote in on the site, and then searching for ADVERTISINGplay FEATURE Marcie Gray, a member of Homan e-mail to The Richmond Review. Homma. Or just go to tinyurl.com/ ma’s parent advisory council and Homma’s PAC has hired landscape HommaAviva. head of the playground committee, architect firm Hapa Collaborative to Just visit the site every day, and said the school’s existing playground With June, the graducrete for utility design the school’s new playground. click the“Vote Now”button Hom-pole just is overcrowded and aging. ation month just before 4 From Nov. 12 to Nov. 26, locals can ma. To make the finals, Hommaa.m. will All four “It’s so crowded that there are rules around vote the for corner, were thrown from the need to secure at least 10,000 votes. Homma by first registering restricting when the older kids can
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Residential tower to eat up restaurants by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reportre A flurry of residential development in Richmond’s downtown is expected to soon gobble up two more businesses. Townline Group of Companies is proposing to build a 16-storey tower with 126 homes at 8280 and 8300 Granville Ave., near St. Albans Road. City council’s planning committee endorsed the rezoning bid Tuesday. Each site is currently occupied by a restaurant: An Nam Restaurant at 8280 Granville Ave. and Daimasu at 8300 Granville Ave. The proposed development is strictly residential and won’t have commercial space. If built, the tower would be sandwiched by 7-Eleven and Value Village. Although neighbouring properties aren’t proposed for redevelopment, senior planner Brian Guzzi suggested in his report that more towers will come. “It is anticipated that there will be a continuous wall of towers along this street in the future…” he said in his report.
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Pair honoured for promoting crime prevention and safety Two Richmond Mounties were honoured last week at the B.C. Crime Prevention Association’s sympo-
sium for their efforts to promote crime prevention and community safety programs to facebook.com/richmondreview the Punjabi and South Asian communities. Const. Jagmeet Dandiwal and Const. Harbir Sangha have appeared on Sher-E-Punjab Radio AM 1550’s popular show Lok Sath since June of 2011. They were each recognized with a Ministry of Justice Award. The talk show, hosted by Harjit Singh Gill, is conducted in Punjabi and is broadcast live to thousands of listeners in B.C. and parts of the U.S., and live on the Internet. “This initiative is unique to the Richmond RCMP,” RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said. “Nothing like this exists anywhere in the Lower Mainland. It is however, indicative of the high level of commitment and dedication that RCMP officers possess clear across Canada.” The radio show focuses on crime prevention and emphasizes various Family members skate for a little as crime prevention programs and initiatives $3.55 per person (plus skate rental fees)! found at the Richmond detachment, and adHoliday Skate Remembrance Day dressing topics like youth gangs, bullying, Monday, November 12 Sunday, November 11 identity theft and pe12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. destrian safety. “We began this initiative in order to engage Pro-D Skate the Punjabi and South 7551 Minoru Gate Asian communities,” 7551 Minoru Gate Tuesday, November 13 Info:said. 604-238-8465 Info: 604-238-8465 or Dandiwal “Polic- or 7551 Minoru Gate www.richmond.ca/arenas 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ing iswww.richmond.ca/arenas about building Info: 604-238-8465 or partnerships with the www.richmond.ca/arenas | Tel: 604-276-4000 City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1community and doing everything we can to City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmondwww.richmond.ca BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 keep people safe.” —by Martin van den www.richmond.ca Hemel
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Past Ethel Tibbitsâ€™ winners sought for 20th anniversary
Staff Reporter The behind-the-scenes work for the 20th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards is well underway, but with the March 2013 event still four months away, organizers are now focusing on reaching out to former winners. So if you are a former winner, or know of somebody who is, please alert them to the fact that organizers are trying to track them down. Former winners are asked to e-mail ethels@ richmondreview.com with their contact information, as organizers have a special unveiling in mind for the 2013 fundraising luncheon that benefits Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence. Since 1994, the Ethels have recognized the invaluable contributions women have made to making the Richmond community a great place to live, work and play. With Nova House being the luncheonâ€™s primary beneficiary, the bulk of the $200,000 raised over the past 20 years has gone to support services for women. The special 20th anniversary is an important milestone for the Ethels, named after the pioneering former publisher of The Richmond Review who was known for being a firebrand and for raising social issues that were taboo at that era, including voicing her disagreement with the governmentâ€™s decision to intern people of Japanese descent during the Second World War. Past Ethels Tibbits winners include: 1994, Artsâ€”Eva Baker, Businessâ€” Georgina Evans, Communityâ€”Arlene Lawson, Sportsâ€”Camille Noel; 1995, Artsâ€”Jacquie Leeson, Businessâ€”Priya Aswani, Communityâ€” Norma Suarez-Jordan, Sportsâ€”Carol Biely; 1996, Artsâ€”Agnes Thompson, Businessâ€” Gail Terry, Communityâ€” Charolotte Diamond,
Sportsâ€”Trish Nicholson; 1997, Artsâ€”Trudy Morse, Businessâ€”Janice Barnes, Communityâ€”Frances Clark, Sportsâ€”Gayle Guest; 1998 Artsâ€”Page Hope-Smith, Businessâ€”Shelley Leonhardt, Communityâ€”Lynne Bigg, Sportsâ€”Dolly Des Rochers; 1999, Artsâ€”Audrey Coutts, Businessâ€” Linda Shirley, Communityâ€”Colleen Lobelsohn, Sportsâ€”Julie Halfnights; 2000, Artsâ€”Eva Baker, Businessâ€”Diane Dupuis, Communityâ€”Elinor Ellis, Sportsâ€”Bonnie Beaman; 2001, Artsâ€”Colleen Kason, Businessâ€”Beverly Strench, Communityâ€”Lin Richardson, Sportsâ€”Cheryl Taunton; 2002, Artsâ€”Linda Shirley, Businessâ€”Cynthia Chen, Communityâ€”Jennifer
Larsen, Sportsâ€”Cheryl Dunham; 2003, Artsâ€” Barb Mogan, Businessâ€” Margaret Dixon, Communityâ€”Cindy Chan, Sportsâ€”Margaret Dragu, Youthâ€”Gillian Cooper; 2004, Artsâ€”Heather Webster, Businessâ€”Dorothy Dawson, Communityâ€”Lisa Fleischer, Sportsâ€” Dr. Nancy Cochrane, Youthâ€”Jullin Oâ€™Scheaur; 2005, Artsâ€”Louise Hudson, Businessâ€”Rosemary Mundigel,Communityâ€” Elisabeth Van Hest, Sportsâ€”Tammie Kruger, Youthâ€”Tamara Vishnakoff; 2006, Artsâ€”Janice Froese, Businessâ€”Barbara Bell, Communityâ€”Barbara Tuck, Sportsâ€”Penny Talbot, Youthâ€”Kathleen Hodges; 2007, Artsâ€”Tamaka Fisher,
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EDITORIAL: Treat veterans with honour
n Sunday many of us will gather around cenotaphs and in city squares for solemn ceremonies paying tribute to Canada’s service men and women. We’ll hear words like sacrifice and honour, some of them uttered by politicians.
But for some veterans they’ll ring hollow. In 2006, Parliament unanimously passed the New Veterans Charter that changed the way injured soldiers are compensated. Instead of a lifetime pension, indexed to
inflation, veterans injured after that year, or who had their injury diagnosed since then, would get a lump sump settlement. Veterans Affairs champions the new system as “a more complete approach to helping our men and women injured in the line of duty,” offering them “real hope.” But some injured veterans say otherwise. They say Canadian soldiers injured in Afghanistan, and those suffering the lingering mental and emotional effects of their tour are getting substantially less support than they would have received
with the former indexed pension. Many are having difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. A study by Queen’s University last year concluded most disabled soldiers will receive only twothirds the compensation under the New Veterans Charter than they would have received from the old Pension Act. Recently Canada’s AuditorGeneral criticized the Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs for their shoddy treatment of injured veterans, saying the system to get them help is “complex, lengthy and challenging to navigate.”
Even in death, the indignities continue. A program that is supposed to contribute just over $3,600 to the funeral costs for destitute ex-soldiers has rejected more than two-thirds of funding requests since 2006. Even when approved, that money is still less than some social services departments will pay towards the burial of the homeless. It’s one thing for Canada’s politicians to honour our veterans. It’s another to treat them with honour. —Black Press
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Assistant Advertising Manager Elana Gold, 604-247-3704 email@example.com Advertising Lesley Smith, 604-247-3705 firstname.lastname@example.org Torrie Watters, 604-247-3707 email@example.com Collin Neal, 604-247-3719 firstname.lastname@example.org Shalley Lau, 604-247-3708 email@example.com Marshall Mackinder, 604-247-3714 firstname.lastname@example.org This group on a Garden City Lands Coalition eco-tour discussed Agricultural Land Reserve uses of the 136-acre lands in Richmond’s city centre, east of Garden City Road and south of Alderbridge Way. In the past few years, applications to remove the property from the ALR for development were rejected, and it became Richmond parkland that still needs planning.
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Digging Deep Jim Wright
ive years ago, citizens trying to save a Richmond treasure began forming the Garden City Lands Coalition. It was soon a society. I was president. Now it’s a happy memory, though reborn in a new way, which I’ll get to. The coalition society is
gone because we met the need. The people won. We’ve kept the Garden City Lands green in the Agricultural Land Reserve for ALR uses for community wellness. At last, almost all on Richmond council are committed to that goal. The Agricultural Land Commission is also stronger now, and the commission rulings that protect the lands will endure. The community success has had far-reaching effects. You know the Garden City Lands carry priceless legacies for community wellness, but there’s more. It’s less known that the property was a chosen battleground for antiALR forces. Its removal from the ALR would have opened an ALR floodgate. Our resolute defence of the lands helped the commission stand firm. Great for food security! We even set an example for the world. The International Eco-Safety Cooperative Organization
(IESCO), a United Nations affiliate, chose Richmond as “Demonstrative City” for a term till the end of 2013. The award selectors had visited and were struck that citizens fighting the City of Richmond’s ALR application that threatened the lands also teamed with the city for successes like the Terra Nova Sharing Farm. Looking back to 2007, I ask “What were we thinking of?” We took on a powerful triad bent on wresting the lands from the ALR. Besides our own city hall, we faced the formidable Musqueam Indian Band and Canada Lands Company, which owned the property. We were just a bunch of folks who saw a need. The triad spent at will on public relations companies. One ran a massive phone survey to prove that residents wanted the Garden City Lands out of the ALR. A citizen blew the whistle. Her letter in this paper showed how the survey refused her pro-ALR response. The ma-
nipulation was typical. Looking at the triad’s agreements, citizens found little for Richmond. Besides space for an unloved trade centre, the city would buy land “scattered throughout the entire Garden City Property”—green space for dense development for others’ profit. Exposing the faults was a sad civic duty, but it was helpful. Citizens started adding their ALR visions for the lands to earlier ones from poverty response groups and Kwantlen University’s urban agriculture experts. At Richmond council’s public hearing about the Garden City Lands in 2008, the coalition to save the lands grew as citizens came forward with passion for community values. The citizen input next flowed into reasoned submissions to the Agricultural Land Commission. By my count, 150 parties wrote. Of those, 144 (96%) opposed the application, including a num-
ber of groups, one with 1,846 signatories. They described ALR uses of the lands for community needs. That squelched the triad’s claim of non-ALR “needs,” which the commission dismissed. For brevity, let’s skip to the present. Citizens, including council members, have given thousands of volunteer hours to bring the natural legacies of the Garden City Lands to today’s stage as city parkland. In the history of Richmond, no consultation has had greater input. It’s up to the city now. There’s excellence in sight. Also now, the former coalition society has its new existence. The focus is conservation. On Saturday, I’ll be honoured to accept the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal—for all who did what it took to meet the need. Jim Wright is president of the Garden City Conservation Society.
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Students present uplifting service for Remembrance Day Editor: A heartfelt note of thanks to the teachers and students of Blundell Elementary School who prepared and presented a very uplifting Remembrance Day service at Rosewood Manor Tuesday, where my 88-year-old mother is a resident. Uniformed members of the Army Navy Air Force Veterans led the official ceremony and the very focused young students sang of a promising future in their hands. Perhaps most touching of all—after the service, the children fanned out to all parts of the room and started conversations with the resident seniors. Remembrance Day has always been a very important occasion for my Mom, and there weren't many dry eyes in the room. Thank you to those special teachers, the delightful students, the honourable members of the ANAF and the wonderful staff of Rosewood Manor. Susan Nielsen Richmond
Peace is... Editor: I am peaceful when I walk on the field of Terra Nova. I feel the soft grass tickling my toes. I lay down on the soft milkweeds, staring up at the colorful, beautiful morning sky. I listen to the wind howling and whistling softly. I watch as the trees are swaying gently back and forth like a baby’s cradle. The heavy scent of flowers makes me sneeze. I stand and walk on the bumpy pathway and the pointy rocks pinch my toes. As I walk, I start to sweat because of the scorching sun and a cool breeze makes me feel better. I then am attracted by a sweet scent of bees’ honey. I see a group of robins circling above a hive and crickets jumping up trying to reach the hive. The sight makes me laugh. The birds are tired and fly up and land on the tree branches. A robin passes me tweeting. I hear a cricket chirping like a violin. I feel calm walking in Terra Nova, the land which is open and wide. It takes the worries out of me and makes me feel like a free animal, a bird soaring above the clouds. What a perfect place to be in the early morning. Krishangi Dandapure Howard DeBeck School Grade: 4 student
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Anna Vavilova is among the performers at a Nov. 18 concert.
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Faculty at Richmond’s World of Music and Arts will join musical forces with Vancouver Community College later this month to raise funds for B.C. Cancer Foundation. The Nov. 18 benefit concert in Richmond features the Madrigal Singers, the college’s choral ensemble mostly composed of full-time music students. Anna Vavilova, director of Steveston’s World of Music and Arts music school, will direct the evening, featuring famous masterpieces by Chopin (Vavilova
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Richmond remembers war heroes Sunday Richmond’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 at city hall. The day of remembering those who have given their lives for Canada’s freedom and security begins at 7 a.m. with a sunrise ceremony, in which members of Richmond’s Army Cadet Corps will mount a vigil at the cenotaph. At 10:20 a.m., marching units will head the parade from the cenotaph, led by Richmond’s Canadian Army Unit (39 Service Battalion), followed by public safety agencies, members of Richmond’s cadet organizations, a colour party and a veterans’ platoon. The ceremony will include a performance of “In Flanders Fields” by the R.C. Palmer Secondary School choir, buglers and pipers will play “Last Post,” “Lament” and “Reveille.” At 11 a.m. there will be two minutes of silence in memory of Canada’s fallen service personnel. A wreath-laying ceremony will follow. The cenotaph is located in front of Richmond City Hall, at No. 3 Road and Granville Avenue. Last month, the cenotaph was rededicated as the names of eight war veterans were added to the monument: •First World War: Horace Reginald Lee and John Robert Simpson •Second World War: Ferdinand Adam Treichel, Francis John Matier, Allan John Osborne •Korean War: Kenneth Donald Reimer, William Edward Dutfield, William Lapka
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They earned their pilot wings just months apart in 1941, won commendations for their expert skills, and settled down to raise their families in Richmond back in the 1960s. Just weeks before Remembrance Day, two local families are in mourning after the passing of World War II veterans George Laughlin Craig and John W.D. MacCormac. Bob Craig said his father George was an aviation career man who flew a four-engine bomber out
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Experience Canada’s only Remembrance Day run
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emembrance Day is one of the most important holidays of the year as we honor those who gave their lives so that freedom won is celebrated by all Canadians today.
Many will pay their respects at Royal Canadian Legion branches and Army Navy Air force units across the True North Strong and Free. But for those who would dare to combine a grueling eight-kilometre cross country race with all the traditions and respect that go with a typical Remembrance Day happening, you are left with a truly unique event—the only one of its kind in Canada. The 34th annual Remembrance Day 8km Run/walk will be held, as always, at Brockton
Oval in Stanley Park on Sunday, Nov. 11. The run features a Masters (35 and over) race that starts following a moment of silence at 11:01 a.m. The Open category then takes to the start line at 11:11, embarking on what is a very challenging one loop course in beautiful Stanley Park. Afterward, the sense of brethren and camaraderie from all of the participants is unique—with a discernible difference from any other race throughout the year. When I think of Remembrance Day I think of the veterans, and racing on this day is a chance to engage in a healthy activity and honor those who died at war. I’ve enjoyed the event so much for the beautiful race course that carries you past streams, up scenic hills, across hectares of leaf strewn grass plains to the finish line. The social aspect is a satisfying experience of personal contact with senior aged runners that rarely participate in the mainstream races. These are some of the greatest personalities and the best of story tellers. In a recent interview with race director and
accomplished runner, Jerry Tighe, he said, “The event was started in 1979 by the Alta Lake Sports Club, (which was) a club of runners, cross country skiers and triathletes.” Tighe, in his 25th year as race director, adds, “Besides starting the Remembrance Day Run, they also started the first cross country ski marathon in Whistler.” Tighe noted several historical facts of the event, including, “In the mid to late 80’s as some of the originators became more involved in the world of triathlon administration, the event was turned over to the Hershey Harriers Athletic Club, which is a group of runners and triathletes that train in Stanley Park.” After the moment of silence at 11:01 a.m., a fellow runner trumpets the Last Post near Brockton Oval in Stanley Park. At the same time the 21 Gun Salute echoes across the water from Victory Square on Hastings Street. Tighe says, “Runners continue to come back on November 11th to honor the fallen and to meet up with friends with like interests.”
He continued, “I have not heard of a similar event on that day in Canada.” No matter on which day of the week Remembrance Day falls, the run will be held. There are hot refreshments served afterward, along with draw prizes. “We have some trophies that are 34 years old that are engraved with the winners of the Masters over age 35 run. In addition there is also a large wooden plaque with the names of the winners of the five year age groups,” Tighe said. “Participants are of all ages and various talents. This is an event for all plodders, joggers and those who have just discovered the wonders of health and fitness, as well as the fleet of foot.” Jerry Tighe didn’t say it, but he has shaped the Remembrance Day 8 km Run into one of the most special days on the running calendar. Registration and more information: www. hersheyharriers.com. Christine Blanchette is a Richmond runner and writer. Follow her on Twitter (@christineruns) and at www.christineruns. com.
Choirs get together 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
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Girls’ Night Out returns to Steveston Merchants often overhear mothers say that they will return to a store without their child in tow, so that they can concentrate fully, while women of all ages feel limited to shopping on the weekends and crave time to be out on the town past 6 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 29, women will cut loose and hit the streets of Steveston for the Steveston Merchants Association’s second annual Girls’ Night Out. This festive event invites women to visit SMA member businesses after hours to get a head start on Christmas shopping, dining, connecting with friends, old and new, and celebrating the upcoming holiday
season. To start the evening, from 4:30 p.m. onwards women can enjoy appetizers, drinks or a meal at Tapenade Bistro or Dave’s Fish and Chips. From 6-9 p.m., it is shop ‘til you drop, at some of Steveston’s finest stores and services including A Monkey Tree, Basic Basics Lingerie, Bliss, D-Original Sausage Haus, Goegan Spa, Harmony Dental Studio, Jet Lag Travel & Fashion Boutique, O’Hares Liquor Store, Pharmasave, Pieces, Prickly Pear Garden Centre, Sinfully the Best, Splash Toy Shop, Spinergy Fitness, Violet Hill Fashion Boutique and Vision Plus. Each retailer is offering
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Francisco backstops T-Birds to back-to-back titles by Don Fennell Sports Editor Bea Francisco didn’t pick up her first hockey stick until Grade 8. Now, at 20, the goalkeeper is a member of the national women’s field hockey team and a two-time Canadian university champion with the University of
B.C. Thunderbirds— this year and last. A third-year kinesiology student at UBC, the Richmond resident posted three shutouts in five games, including a 3-0 victory over the University of Toronto Blues Sunday in the Canadian university women’s field hockey championship
final played in Toronto. “This is a very special team just because we jell so well on and off the field,” Francisco said. “A lot of us have been playing together for a couple of years now and sharing this is what makes (winning) so special.” Completing her third season at UBC, Fran-
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Powering podium performances Olympians, Paralympians share how leadership inspired success by Don Fennell Sports Editor Forty-eight hours away from winning Olympic bronze, the Canadian women’s soccer team was still trying to overcome the disappointment of a heartbreaking loss to the Americans. As the players gathered,
further reflecting on the 4-3 extra-time loss in the semifinal match Canada once led 3-2, they’re were having difficulty making sense of the result. Coach John Herdman didn’t say a word. He left that to the leadership group, which recognized the opportunity to finish in the medals still lay ahead.
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Don Fennell photo Joined by Paralympian Richard Peter, Olympic athletes Ashley McIvor (left) and Karina LeBlanc (right) shared examples of how leadership inspired podium success at a conference for 100 of B.C.’s elite athletes hosted by the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
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went on to win the X-Games and a week later won the world championships in Park City, Utah. And our teammate Julia (Murray) was second at worlds. “I celebrated their success as much as if it were my own,” continued McIvor. “I felt a huge sense of accomplishment and pride, knowing what they were up against and knowing my leadership had played a role in their success. Success breeds success and the more you can work together as a team, even in an individual sport like ski cross, the better you’ll be. A good leader makes everybody better.” A veteran of Canada’s Paralympic men’s wheelchair basketball team, Richard Peter recently won his third gold medal at the London Games and is widely recognized as one of the game’s greatest ambassadors. He’s also a constant source of inspiration, not only because of his talent but his work ethic. “One of the biggest messages I try to promote is that you’re learning every day,” said Peter. “Even as veterans we still have to improve ourselves.” Peter’s philosophy stems from his childhood where had to learn how to adapt and overcome many obstacles. “When I first started playing wheelchair sports I just played because I enjoyed playing sports,” he said. “(Now) I try to talk to a lot of the younger guys that are coming up, and whether they make the team again or not, say, ‘All right, these are things you need to work on.’ “And I try to help them improve and get that broader picture of what being part of a team entails and also help them individually to prolong their careers. I think learned a lot of that from back home,” said Peter.
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Onni commissions study from Urban Analytics
Adding value near rapid transit The availability of rapid transit is one of the most important things that buyers are looking for in a home development in recent years, and a report by Urban Analytics for Onni has demonstrated the increase in value that comes with this convenience. “Transit plays a big factor in the market,” says Nick Belmar of Onni. “This report just substantiates our argument about what people could expect when they buy near transit.” The report notes that new condos located along the Canada Line in Richmond and the Cambie corridor saw an increase in value, with Richmond seeing an increase of 21
per cent and Cambie finding a 33 per cent rise between 2009 and 2010. In Richmond, values increased by 15 per cent before the line was completed, and then six per cent over its first year. Cambie saw similar results, with a 19 per cent increase before the line opened and a continued rise after. “Values of newer condos located near a new rapid transit line will see an increase in value in the period ... preceding the completion of a rapid transit system, and ... while the rate of value appreciation tends to slow in the months after ... completion, higher values are sustained in the long term,” says Urban Analytics’ Michael Ferreira.
developers recognize this area as a hot spot.” Carlsen says. “Buyers want to live here.” It’s no wonder, with Willowbrook Shopping Centre just a five minute walk away, and schools, recreation, dining and shopping all in the neighbourhood. The area is incredibly family friendly, but it also works well for first-time buyers and downsizers alike. Owners will be able to take possession of their new place at the
end of 2013. Over 50 per cent of the 69 homes are already sold, and Carlsen attributes this to three very important factors. “This is a fantastic product at a fantastic price in an unbeatable location,” he says. “I really think it comes down to value.” Two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes at Salix start at $229,900. For more information, visit www.salixliving.com or call 604-530-0054.
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Salix offers great value in Surrey’s Clayton Heights By Kerry Vital
Woodbridge Homes is bringing a touch of modern elegance to Surrey’s Clayton Heights neighbourhood with its condominium development, Salix. That elegance starts outside your home, with the five-storey building’s classic Georgian-inspired architecture. Red brick and styled ironwork combine with the craftsman woodwork accents to make for a chic entrance. Salix is surrounded by lush greenery, and includes a courtyard for residents with arbors and benches.
This is a fantastic product at a fantastic price in an unbeatable location,” says sales manager Rob Carlsen.
Inside, buyers have three different interior design schemes to choose from: two contemporary and one traditional. The contemporary schemes (called Sallow and Osier) feature stone countertops and chic white satin flat panel upper cabinets and Teak or Wenge laminate flat panel lower cabinets, complemented by a modern stainless-steel feature hood fan and a ceramic tile backsplash with glass tile accents in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the traditional scheme (called Willow) includes elegant granite countertops and Victorian cabinetry in a dark wood, with its own custom Broan hood fan and tumbled limestone backsplash with a custom hand-set centrepiece. Both options are beautiful, so it’s up to you what style you want in your home. “This allows purchasers to pick and choose,” says Carlsen. “It’s really worked out well.” All three options feature stainlesssteel appliances and under-cabinet lighting, along with spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers surrounded by ceramic tile and well-lit large vanity mirrors, so your morning routine will be easy as possible. There are 15 different floorplans available, ranging from 474 to 1,290 square feet in a variety of one-, twoand three-bedroom configurations, and all have proven popular with buyers, Carlsen says. “The larger ones have done really well with downsizers. They don’t need a
big house anymore, but they still want space,” he says. Nine-foot ceilings are included throughout, with 10-foot ceilings on the top and bottom floors. Laminate flooring is featured in the main living areas, while comfortable trackless nylon carpeting in the bedrooms is great to sink your toes into first thing in the morning or late at night. Oversize windows let the natural light flood your home no matter what the weather is doing outside. If you’re in the mood for a bit of outdoor living, every condo at Salix has a private balcony or patio. One thing that Carlsen is particularly excited about at Salix is the storage space that comes with each residence. Located in your parking stall, the fourfoot by eight-foot space with its solid metal roll-down door could really be called a mini-garage. “It’s safe, secure and convenient,” says Carlsen. “It’s been huge with buyers.” The Clayton Heights area has seen a boom in new home projects recently. “I think it speaks to the fact that
Homes at Salix include a private storage space for each unit, top, that serves as a mini-garage. The spacious floorplans include plenty of natural light and opulent master suites, above.
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COLLINS, Timothy Jerome Nov 13, 1951 - Oct 26, 2012 Tim led an active life in Vancouver and Calgary. His passion was his son Jeremy and he enjoyed his association with Scouts Canada both in Vancouver and Calgary. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed collecting guns, cooking and camping. Tim retired from a successful career working with PWA, Canadian and Air Canada. His second career in property management brought Tim back to Vancouver. Tim fought a tough medical battle the past 1 1/2 years before passing away peacefully. Tim is survived by his son Jeremy, brothers, Brian (Yvette) and Matthew (Elizabeth), 2 nieces, Courtney and Keltie and a nephew, Michael. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Phyllis and Jerry, and his sister, Kathleen (Bill Roberts). Tim will be missed by all as he had a big heart and a ready conversation. A service will be held Friday, Nov 16 at 1:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church 2250 - 150 Street, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in memory of Tim Collins would be appreciated.
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HAMILTON, Richard Ian Dick was born in Montreal on December 14, 1930, and passed away on October 30, 2012, due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. During his last days he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He will always be remembered and missed by Eleanor, his devoted wife of 59 years; children, Peggy (Bernard), Jenny (John), Jim (Sue), Dave (Julie); his grandchildren, and his great granddaughter. Dick was a dedicated research scientist in the field of Plant Virology. His career focused on improving food crop yields in developing countries and he served a term as President of the International Society of Plant Pathology. Dick felt a deep spiritual connection with music and the wilderness and was committed to helping others, both professionally and in his personal life, through numerous charitable activities. The family is very grateful for the exceptional care and comfort provided by the staff at Richmond Hospital (3 North), and will remember them fondly. There will be a Memorial Mass for Dick on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond, with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick Hamilton’s name to Amnesty International or to the Richmond Hospital Foundation. You are welcomed to leave a personal message of condolence at: http://myalternatives.ca
HOURIE, Lawrence Samuel Peacefully, age 90 in Richmond, BC, October 27, 2012. Born in Empress, Alberta, June 16, 1922. In 1939, age 17, joined the British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own. Attained Sargeant designation after basic training and was then educated at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), graduating as Lieutenant. Discharged in 1945, joined the Vancouver Fire Department and retired in 1982, as Assistant Fire Chief. Larry was a Founding Member and Club President of Pompier Unit 314, Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans of Canada and served as a Reserve Member of the BC Regiment. Married for 65 years to his beloved wife Margaret. Children Elizebeth (Donald) Richard (Brenda) Robert (Stephane), grandchildren Gordon, Warren (Kate), Spencer (Megan), Kurtis (Kirsten), Laurie (Wayne), RJ (Amy) Tom, and great grandchildren, Sam, Peter, Jesse, Rianna, Austin. Predeceased by parents Elizabeth, Sam, siblings Aileen, Pat, Olive, Doug. Dad was an inspiration and role model for his large extended family including nieces, nephews and cousins. An Officer to the end, he exemplified the example of a true gentleman. An avid reader, with an incredible memory, he was a repository of knowledge. Prior to losing sight as a result of glaucoma, he had been a world traveller, taking a keen interest in each location and experience. He was a fisherman, golfer, boater, fixer of anything needing repair, and could provide sound advice and counsel on most subjects. He especially enjoyed activities with family and friends, including summer camping, Harrison river cabin and time spent in Antigua and Nunavut. In keeping with his request there will be no service following cremation, a family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Firefighters Burn Fund, or Local 18 Firefighters Benevolent Association. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Firefighters at Number 2 Hall, Richmond, for their past assistance and kindness.
CHRISTMAS CORNER Steveston United Church
Annual Christmas Bazaar
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South Arm Christmas Craft Fair Sat Nov 17th 10am-4pm FREE ADMISSION OVER 85 CRAFTERS South Arm Community Centre 8880 Williams Rd. Richmond 604-718-8060
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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: staff@ﬁvestarbc.ca
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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
F/T $11-$20/hr Travel, advancement, paid weekly Call Amber (604) 777-2195
EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ATTENTION LOGGERS! The Isley Group of Grande Prairie, AB. is currently hiring: Forestry Equipment Operators (Processor & Buncher) and Log Haul Truck Drivers. Please submit resume & driver’s abstract to: email@example.com or fax: (780) 5321250
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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
ZESKO, Helen (nee Klimec) Helen passed away peacefully at Valhaven Care Facility in Abbotsford, B.C., on November 3, 2012 after a courageous struggle with multiple health problems over the past two years. Predeceased by her husband David, parents Juliana and Alexander Klimec, infant brother Nicholas and sister Nellie. She is survived by her bcclassified.com loving and devoted daughter Judy Ann, sister Nettie, niece Darlene (Russell), nephews Jack, Rick and family, Terry (Sabina) and family, and John (Mary) and family, as well as cousins in Massachusette, B.C. and Alberta. Helen was born in Poland on November 12, 1923 and came to live on Lulu Island with family in 1936. She resided in the same area until this past summer. She worked at B.C. Packers in Steveston for over 40 years and enjoyed the many friendships she made there. Known as ‘’Auntie Honey’’ to family and friends, Helen was a superb cook and nothing gave her more pleasure than to cook perogies and cabbage rolls as well as make her famous honey cookies and muffins for everyone. She was an avid gardener and took pride in her flowers and vegetables. Helen did exquiste embroidery and enjoyed making various craft items to give to family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Valhaven for the care that Helen received. She was treated with such warmth, dignity and respect and it was all greatly appreciated by her family. A private burial will take place at Ocean View Cemetary. A celebration of her life will take place on November 14, 2012 at 1:30pm at the Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No. 2 Road, Richmond, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.
DRIVERS Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Email resume & driver abstract to
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.
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Advertising Representative Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Must enjoy outside sales. If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you. Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email: admanager@WEVancouver.com Closing date: November 16, 2012 www.bcnewsgroup.com
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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
142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS A/P RECEPTIONIST for a busy international office in Langley. This person able to work will all levels of international management, staff, clients and vendors. Basic accounting background, Excel, Word required. Upbeat team player with great organizational skills. Duties: Match, code, enter and prepare invoices for payment. Reconcile vendor accounts, maintain files. Greet and direct all visitors, answer calls on multi-line switchboard. Send resume to email@example.com or fax 604-533-7910
Data Entry Clerk - F/T
F/T INTERMEDIATE / SENIOR ESTIMATOR Req. for Imperial Paving, a highly respected Lower Mainland Road Building Contractor. Must have a min. 5 years exp. in the road building/civil contracting industry, possess highly developed estimating and organizational skills, and be a strong team player that is self motivated. P.Eng. or E.I.T. designation would be an asset.
PREFERRED ATTRIBUTES: • Electronic Parts Catalogue experience • P.C. skills ex. Word, Excel • Good interpersonal skills • ADP system experience • GM experience
Please reply by e-mail to: Parts Department Manager Murray GM Abbotsford Darryl Muir: dmuir@ murraygmabbotsford.com
TRADES, TECHNICAL HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC
Experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic to do repairs and maintenance on our growing fleet of construction equipment. We have a variety of machinery from drill rigs and excavators, crawler cranes, loaders etc. Individuals applying must be self motivated, capable of working with minimal supervision indoor and out. Qualified applicants please forward resume with related experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time potions. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.
BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: email@example.com or fax 604.599.5250
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DBathrooms DKitchens DCountertop Replacement DEntrance Doors DFrench Doors DSiding DSundecks DLaminate Floors DEnclosures DCeramic Tile DCustom Mouldings DReplacement Windows DInterior Painting
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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? 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
AGASSIZ IMMEDIATE 1/2 Duplex. 3 bdrm 2 1/2 bath, carport, 2 level. stove, fridge & dw. Small single pet ok, no smoking. $1050 month. Karen at 604-855-9292
Warehouse Lien Act
The following will be sold for storage owing to Steveston Harbour Authority
HOMES FOR RENT
Don Van Nguyen Little Linda #372681 $6440.92
RICHMOND. 3 bdrm 2 bath rancher. 5 appls. 9055 Dayton. Immed. $1,450. Refs. 604-240-5322. RICHMOND Brighouse completely renoâ€™d 4bdrm, 2bath, new appls/furnace. Now. $2000. 778-888-3212.
Geoff Doyle Ramblin Rose $3588.32
STEVESTON & No. 2 Rd., 2200 sqft, 2.5 baths, private garden, $2290. Korecki Real Estate 604781-7772
James Darrell Johnson Wendy Maureen #344567 $267.93
RICHMOND #3/Williams. Large 1 bdrm & den. NP/NS. Avail now. $800/mo + 40% hydro, shared lndry 604-275-3862 or 778-885-1736. RICHMOND #4 & Williams. 2 Bdrm bsmt ste. Avail Nov 15 or Dec 1. NS/NP. Refâ€™s reqâ€™d. $900/mo incl util 604-275-2909 or 604-839-2958. RICHMOND Shell/Bridgeport 2 bdr gr.lvl, priv ent. $900/mo incl heat & light. Np/Ns. Now. 604-649-9367
Kay Ourania McElwain Marial #392202 $15244.14 DreamCatcher Auto Loans â€œ0â€? Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
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Major Gary Law was named commanding officer of the 2381 BCR (Irish Fusiliers) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps at a special command parade on Oct. 2, taking the place of Major Jim Blomme.
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Canterbury Coffee, a 30-year Richmond business, donated $10,760 last week to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Canterbury raised the money through sales from its reSIProcate organic coffee line. From left: Jill McClurg, Vancouver run co-ordinator at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; Lisa Capitanio, manager of Run for the Cure; Ken Waithman, general manager of Canterbury Coffee; and Carmin Osborne, fundraising officer at the foundation.
Isabelle Cheung (front, left to right), Anjali Menon and Simran Jagdeo were among the students from Howard DeBeck Elementary’s Me to We Club, who collected more than 1,000 items (about 765 pounds) for the Richmond Food Bank, under the guiding hand of teacher Tara Johnson and vice principal Kathy Pantaleo.
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