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One of several options put forward by Vancouver Police Department analysis by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A single police force serving Richmond and Vancouver would provide civilian oversight, local control and $2.1 million in annual savings to local taxpayers, according to a new report. Amalgamating police services of the two cities is one option in front of Richmond’s civic politicians, who are again considering a break from the RCMP in favour of a force with greater local accountability. On Wednesday staff at Richmond City Hall will ask councillors what idea—if any—should be studied further. “We should always be asking ourselves if we can improve the community safety situation for our city,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We’ll see where it ends up.” Richmond’s been down this road before. In 2009, a $135,000 city-led review failed to conclude if Richmond would be better suited with something other than the RCMP. A new review could cost another $150,000. Brodie said more study is worthwhile, noting the city’s dissatisfaction with the new 20-year RCMP contract, which Richmond signed in June, and was one of the last B.C. cities to do so. Richmond has several options. It could establish an independent force, but that would come with a cost up to $3.4 million for vehicles and equipment—which is also the amount the city would lose each year in a federal subsidy it now gets for contracting the RCMP. Alternatively, Richmond could go it alone and share services with the RCMP or another municipal force. Convincing other cities to start a regional force is another approach. But the least costly option is joining forces with Vancouver. Such a move would come with a $2.5 million initial cost and an operating cost of $35.6 million—$2.1 million less than Richmond pays with the RCMP, according to an analysis by the Vancouver Police Department. It would also give Richmond oversight on budget, policy and strategy on a police board with representation from both cities. Richmond would also be able to share Vancouver’s unit that investigates public complaints,

Dennis Tsang photo via Flickr Richmond RCMP officers pull over a vehicle outside Richmond-Brighouse Station on No. 3 Road earlier this year. Richmond could save $2.1 million each year by amalgamating police services with Vancouver, a new report says.

its emergency response teams, dog squad and negotiators. The marriage could even lead to “significant improvements” in response times, according to the VPD analysis requested by the City of Richmond. Amalgamation would require approval from both cities and the province. In a letter to Brodie, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said dissolving the VPD and creating a new joint agency is worth discussing, but cautioned it’s “only a hypothetical option” and would require support from his council. “There are clearly opportunities for synergies, economies of scale, improved co-ordination and communication and implementing best practices, not only between our two cities, but with others who might share the same interests,” he said.

“Obviously this would be a significant step for both Richmond and Vancouver.” But Richmond’s mayor isn’t sold. “My concern with being tied into Vancouver would be the level of service that you could expect after a certain period of time,” said Brodie. “Whether it’s looking at policing models or looking at models for other services, there’s any number of situations where a locale or an organization gets lost in this big picture. So I would have a lot of questions about that.” Brodie said if Richmond decided to connect with another city’s municipal force, doing so with a smaller community would probably make more sense. “You’d be more important to the whole policing model,” he said. Richmond is the third largest municipal RCMP

detachment in Canada, followed by Surrey and Burnaby. Cities can terminate their contract with the RCMP with at least two years notice. Richmond officials have repeatedly said they don’t take issue with service provided by RCMP officers, but rather the costs and accountability of the force—including the cost of the $1.2-billion RCMP E Division headquarters in Surrey and a 5.25 per cent pay increase for Mounties that was more than anticipated. For some local councillors like Coun. Ken Johnston, the most recent example came last month after learning Richmond has overpaid for RCMP’s specialized teams to the average tune of $371,000 in the past three years. Said Johnston: “The RCMP provides a great service in Richmond, but the accountability factor keeps raising its head.”

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Don Fennell photos Mayor Malcolm Brodie (top photo) and many dignitaries and veterans turned out to remember the fallen at Richmond’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday/

Second World War veteran impressed by youth Richmond High hosted veterans by Martin van den HEmel Staff Reporter Courtyard Gardens resident Steve Puhach was impressed by what he saw at Richmond High on Friday morning. A Remembrance Day service to honour the contributions of Canadian veterans, served to do more than pay tribute to the past sacrifices. It showed that current youth are respectful of the things other youth did for their country and families some 70 years ago. Sgt. Steve Puhach, now 98, served from 1941 to 1945 in the medical troop, working in Jamaica and then Italy during World War II. He worked alongside medics as an ambulance driver. “I think it’s very great that this generation is taking it seriously what we went through. They are lucky and happy that they did not

have to face what we did in our time...At least I know they consider and value...what we did in the past,” Puhach said. “I think they did very well.” Student leadersStudents Lauren Juliano and Aidan Wright spoke about the importance of remembering the past. “War and conflict are still devastating parts of our world,” Wright said. “We must not forget that many lives have been sacrificed to give us what we have today. It is our duty to keep that message of peace alive. And we can do that by remembering the voices of war.” Added Juliano: “That is why we are here today. To express our gratitude for our freedom which we owe so deeply to those who have risked and gave their lives to defend our nation to pursue peace. The sounds of war and the cries for peace will forever shape the lives we live today. Today is a day to honour the bravery and heroism of those soldiers.” The ceremony also included a choir, band and military procession by the local cadets.

Martin van den Hemel photo Sgt. Steve Puhach was among the medical troop and worked alongside medics as an ambulance driver during World War II, serving in Jamaica and Italy from 1941 to 1945.

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Steveston Artist Society is holding an art auction and concert Local artist Raymond Chow and the Steveston Artist Society are hosting an art auction concert at the Richmond Fraserview Church next week. The art auction concert will take place at the church, 11295 Mellis Dr.—one block west of No. 5 Road, and one block north of Cambie—on Friday, Nov. 23,

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from 7 to 11 p.m. The concert will feature a special guest performance by guitarist Toby Beaulieu. Chow will perform some of his original pieces inspired by his seven foot Beijing jade grand piano. A suggested donation/admission of $15 is requested at the door.

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November environmental sustainability workshops Register for free classes These workshops will show you ways to reduce pesticide use and create a more sustainable community. The workshops are part of the City’s enhanced pesticide management program and sustainability, waste reduction and water conservation initiatives. The workshops are free, however, registration is required.

A police car was hit by an alleged drunk driver at Westminster Highway and No. 5 Road on Aug. 4.

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Parkin Lai of Vancouver accused of impaired driving A 28-year-old Vancouver man made his first appearance in Richmond provincial court Tuesday morning, on charges stemming from an Aug. 4 collision that injured one police officer, and narrowly missed two others. Perkin Lai has been charged with impaired driving and driving while over the .08 blood/alcohol limit. On Aug. 4, a Richmond Mountie pulled over a vehicle whose driver couldn’t speak English, at Westminster Highway and No. 5 Road. While the officer was in his vehicle, a car plowed into the rear passenger side of the cruiser, throwing the police officer into the steering wheel and dashboard of the vehicle, leading to a concussion and soft tissue damage. Two other police officers, who had come to the scene to assist in providing translation services, also narrowly avoided being struck during the crash. The officers from the second police cruiser gave chase, and a short time later, pulled over the vehicle, and arrested the driver for impaired driving. —by Martin van den Heme

From November 14 to November 28 we’re giving away one pair of tickets every day. Gaelic spirit will be in full force as de danaan Feis unites the community to celebrate Gaelic culture through song, dance, music theatre and more Family. Friendly. Feis.

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Jet Pet Resort thrown to dragons The owners of Sea Island’s cat and dog paradise—Jet Pet Resort— are willingly entering a different sort of den next week—one with dragons. Camilla and Marcus Dahl will appear on CBC’s Dragons’ Den tonight to make their pitch for $200,000 to finance an expansion into the Ontario market. The entrepreneurs will make their pitch to a panel of Canadian business moguls who have the cash and know-how to make it happen. Armed with a half dozen young puppies, the Dahls will do their best to grab the interest of at least one on the dragon panel, which includes Bruce Croxon, Arlene Dickinson, Kevin O’Leary, Jim Treliving and David Chilton. Jet Pet Resort is a pet boarding facility that opened next to Vancouver International Airport in September 2010. It’s touted as Canada’s first airport location dog-andcat resort, offering short and long term stays of pets whose owners are on their way to and from the airport. Rates are $20 to $37 per night. The facility is able to house up to 70 dogs and 20 cats. It offers themed bedrooms—including a Dragons’ Den dog room. Dragon’s Den airs at 8 p.m. —by Matthew Hoekstra

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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


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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.

ByLAw 8941

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8946 (RZ 11-593705) Location/s:

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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

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8922 Location/s:

Edgemere Neighbourhood With Lanes


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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

ByLAw 8946

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. 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. • 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 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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Free emergency preparedness classes offered by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

$20,000 fine and penalty for woman and her watch by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A woman who failed to declare more than $30,000 worth of jewelry and a watch, has been fined $5,319.59 in Richmond provincial court. Jing Wang returned from a trip to Hong Kong last April, and declared she had just

$350 worth of items. After being referred for a secondary examination, border services officers found undeclared items, including a Chopard watch. According to Canada Border Service Agency spokesperson Faith St. John, Wang said she didn’t declare the watch because she “though it was too expensive.”

Aside from the court fine, Wang will have to pay Canada Border Service Agency some $15,000 for the watch’s return. Wang appeared in Richmond provincial court last week, and pled guilty to possessing imported goods. All goods acquired out of the country must be declared upon one’s return home, St. John said. If you don’t declare

them, or if they are falsely declared, the items can be seized. Smuggling, undervaluation and other customs act infractions, can lead to prosecution. A record of infractions is kept on the Canada Border Services database and result in more detailed examinations on future trips.

Wood smoke is a burning regional issue

Community centres around Richmond are limited to so many days per month,” by Jeff Nagel hosting free emersaid Ray Robb, Metro’s environmental Black Press gency preparedness regulation and enforcement division workshops over the After fielding complaints for years manager. next four weeks. about homes that burn firewood and The region is working with the VanThe two-hour worksmoke up the surrounding neigh- couver Coastal and Fraser health aushops are for anyone bourhood, Metro Vancouver says it thorities to get a better assessment of 18 years or older. will consider new regulations to help potential health impacts and the reAttendees will receive clear the air. sulting study will be completed next information on creatNo decisions have been made on year, helping guide decisions. ing an emergency plan exactly what approach to take, but Metro gets about 90 wood smoke and an emergency kit regional district staff have concluded complaints a year. stocked with essential wood smoke from home fireplaces A staff report said residential wood items for at least 72 and stoves may pose a significant burning can lead to spikes in fine parhours of survival. health risk. ticulate levels in neighbourhoods and The next class is “The options range from an outright accounts for an estimated 16 per cent scheduled for Wednesban in urban areas to things like en- of all fine particulate emissions in the day, Nov. 14 from suring wood stoves meet certain emis- region, compared to 10 per cent com6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at sions standards or having burning ing from all large permitted industries. Hamilton Community Centre. Other upcoming classes: Nov. 17 from BEST 10 a.m. to noon at All-You-Can-Eat In Richmond East Richmond Community Hall; Nov. 20 LUNCH DINNER LATE NIGHT from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. STARTING AT (9:30 onwards) Adult $10.95 LATE NIGHT at South Arm; Nov. 24 Adult $13.95 Adult $20.95 Child $7.95 SPECIALS from 10 a.m. to noon Child $8.95 Child $10.95 (9:30pm onwards) at Thompson; Nov. FEATURING: 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at • DINNER UP TO AND OVER 100 ITEMS West Richmond; Dec. 1 • LATE NIGHT OVER 60 ITEMS (Sashimi Available) BEST VALUE from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. TAKE OUT MENU 20% OFF LUNCH A LA CARTE MENU AVAILABLE at Sea Island; Dec. 5 In Richmond from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. MENU HIGHLIGHTS at South Arm; Dec. 11 LUNCH DINNER LATE NIGHT from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Unlimited Sashimi Options Prawn Tempura Salmon & Tuna at Thompson; and Dec. Lunch Bento Boxes Spicy Salmon & Sashimi 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 Unagi Fried Rice Tuna Sashimi Hokkigai Sushi Avocado & Korean Salmon Sashimi Massago Sushi p.m. at Hamilton. Dynamite Rolls Fresh BBQ Meats Fresh BBQ Meats On Nov. 7 scientists 205-4231 HAZELBRIDGE WAY (AT CENTRAL SQUARE), RICHMOND recorded a magni604-279-9077 OPEN: MON-SUN 11:30-3PM, 5PM-12AM tude 6.3 earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island. That came nearly two weeks after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Haida Gwaii—the largest one recorded in Canada since 1949. The Richmond workshops are free, but October 8 to November 30, 2012 O IS SAVED IN ARCHIVES-PERMANENT registration is required. The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the REDITATION Register atLOGO.TIF emergencyworkshops HERE, DO NOT PACKAGE following locations in Richmond as noted: or 604-276-4300 October 8 to November 30, 2012. Work hours 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. T RUN call EVERY TIME

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EDITORIAL: No talk on trade treaty


here seems to be ignoring another looming policy decision that may have even more of an effect on B.C. resource projects. The federal government is ratifying a Canada-China investment treaty. While the treaty grants some additional rights to Canadian companies doing business in China, it also grants sweeping

additional authority to Chinese companies in Canada. Details of this treaty have not been debated in the House of Commons and don’t have to be. While the opposition is now mounting a campaign against the treaty, the government points out the opposition has had four opposition days since the treaty was tabled and ignored it on each occasion. It would be nice to know what actual powers this treaty will grant

China and Chinese companies in Canada. If Northern Gateway were turned down, for example, and it was proposed by a Chinese company, what kind of recourse would it have? How are disputes to be resolved? What kind of compensation is due to a Chinese company that feels it hasn’t received fair treatment from a provincial or local government? And how do state-owned Chinese companies fit into the puzzle?

The agreement may be very benign and not have the negative impact that some people are suggesting. The trouble is, no one really knows. Many Chinese companies are very interested in Canadian resources. Citizens need to know how this treaty will affect the ability of Canadian governments to make decsions affecting those resources. —Black Press

Salmon mystery far from solved Editor Bhreandáin Clugston, 604-247-3730 Staff Reporters Matthew Hoekstra, 604-247-3732 Martin van den Hemel, 604-247-3733 Don Fennell, 604-247-3731

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Creative Services Manager Jaana Björk, 604-247-3716 Creative Services Gabe Mundstock, 604-247-3718 Peter Palmer, 604-247-3706 James Marshall, 604-247-3701 The Richmond Review is a member of the B.C. Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the council. Write (include documentation) within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to Published every Wednesday and Friday by Black Press Ltd.

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efore the 1,200page, $25-million Cohen Commission report on the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery slips beneath the waves, allow me to dip my toe into the river of data that has flowed by in the past three years.

If your information on this hugely complex subject consisted of skimming a few news stories or watching protesters on TV, you will likely conclude what urban people have been indoctrinated with for years. The whole issue is salmon farms and whether they are bad or catastrophic. “Freeze new salmon farms on sockeye migration route: Cohen” said the headline on a Black Press report. Those who read past the headline would learn that Justice Bruce Cohen recommended a freeze on further salmon farms around the Discovery Islands group near Campbell River until 2020. It’s up to the industry to show by that time that the risk is “minimal,” or farms there should be shut down. A B.C. Salmon Farming Association spokesman said only nine of 70 B.C. salmon farms are in that area. There are no current applications for more. Let’s say you decide to plunge in, and download the full report from www.

Sockeye salmon spawning in the Adams River in B.C.’s Interior. If you go to Volume 2, page 102, you will see a series of graphs that show sockeye runs from rivers other than the Fraser, from Washington all the way up to Alaska. It’s not a pretty sight. From Washington up to the Central Coast, the Skeena, Nass and up to Yukon’s Klukshu and Alaska’s Alsek, most runs show a decline starting in the 1980s or early 1990s. This includes runs that migrate down the west side of Vancouver Island, away from salmon farms. Alaska doesn’t allow farms, preferring “ranching” – a strategy that floods the ocean habitat with millions of hatchery fish. These are commercially fished and

marketed as “wild.” B.C.’s North Coast has never had salmon farms. The area has been subject to a moratorium since an NDP-controlled legislative committee gave its verdict on the problem in 2008. The popular villain in those days was sea lice. Skeena MLA Robin Austin chaired the committee that called for an end to open-pen salmon farms in five years. Then-agriculture minister Pat Bell approved one NDP recommendation, a moratorium on salmon farms in North Coast waters. This was after the Pacific Salmon Forum conducted its own four-year study, led by former fisheries minister John Fraser.

Similar to Cohen, Fraser concluded that there is no simple answer to this complex problem. And they agreed that salmon farms don’t explain it. Cohen’s report makes it clear that the problem is far larger than could possibly be explained by salmon farms. How about logging impact? Cohen concludes after much testimony that stream protection has improved significantly during the time of observed sockeye decline. Impact from extra runoff due to pine beetle infestation couldn’t be evaluated. Poaching on the Fraser? Cohen didn’t get around to that. His biggest concern was climate change, warming sensitive river waters

and affecting ocean conditions. During the Cohen commission hearings, the 2010 Fraser sockeye run came in gangbusters, with 35 million fish. One leading theory is that ash from an Alaska volcano fertilized the ocean, producing algae that supported more salmon feed. Could it be that salmon ranching from Alaska, Japan and elsewhere is simply depleting the food supply? That too is inconclusive. Finally, Tides Canada, a U.S. front group that diverts attention from U.S. salmon and oil tankers, spent $25,000 to publicize Cohen evidence. But only as it relates to B.C. salmon farms, and how bad they are.

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Cadets selling poppies are a missed presence Editor: Once again another Remembrance Day is upon us. We will all gather to pay our respects and remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy today. I have no doubt there will be the same outstanding presence of all the cadet organizations as there always has been in past years. What I missed seeing this year, was a ‘presence’ of cadets selling poppies. I realize many of the poppy boxes are now inside; and I salute those businesses for supporting the poppy fund. It could be the cadets were somewhere else other than the two malls I frequent. Maybe. The cadets have frequently attended the malls where I shop on other occasions, therefore I doubt it’s a problem having ‘permission’ to be there.. Whatever the reason (and I’m sure there is one) as a ‘vet’ myself, I’m only voicing my

disappointment at not seeing the poppies being the cadets. The war-time veterans used to be out in full force with their poppy boxes, proud and smartly turned out but now their ranks are thinning and there are fewer of them every year. I believe there is more meaning and import to buying a poppy from someone in uniform, young or old; whether they represent the past or the future... ’Lest We Forget’ D. Weston CD Mcpl Ret’d Richmond

Sermon should have been vetted Editor: I attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday and felt humbled by the participation of the choirs, the current members of our military, and the aging veterans. I felt obligated, as one who has not experienced war first hand, to give my support. I also brought a relative who was for the first time experiencing a live remembrance day

observation. I had a couple of concerns with the ceremony, however. First, one that is a constant problem from year to year, is the inability to see, for those of us who don’t arrive early enough, to see the actual ceremony. Is there a possibility of getting some big screen TV’s for those who can not see because of the crowds? Secondly, and this is the first time that I’ve experienced this, the sermon by the religious figure is traditionally non-denominational. However, this year it seemed like the end of his sermon excluded those who do not believe that Jesus Christ is the son of god. Now some may say I am overreacting but this was the one comment made by my relative who asked the question, sarcastically, was it only Christians who fought and died in the war. I feel that these sermons should be vetted in light of our multi-cultural and multi-religious community. Jon Malchy Richmond

Railway Ave. greenway not a big priority Editor: In The Richmond Review’s outline of city council’s commitment on capital projects in 2013, there are many which are clearly essential. I have great difficulty however, with the parks project allocation of “$2 million for a paved pathway on the Railway Avenue greenway.”  How can this be considered a priority and a need?  What purpose will it serve?  What is the justification for this $2 million, when it is realized that other major facility projects are yet to be decided upon?  This needs to be reassessed!  On the subject of the – “$16 million for road infra-structure projects”, it is hoped that at long last, action will be taken to improve the flow and safe movement of vehicles in the south-bound lane of Railway Avenue.  From Granville to Garry,

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next level. Boots are always a stylish yet practical choice. Rubber rain boots, such as Hunter wellingtons, are popular and can be found in solid colours or fun patterns at all price points. As for other accessories, infinity scarves are still a big trend. Find one in a chunky knit for those really chilly days. For headwear, beanies and cloche hats are great for the transition into winter since they sit more snug on

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dangers of ecstasy. The new videos will be used as a resource that will be deployed in classrooms, community-based organizations focusing on youth, and in the community as a whole. Funding was received from proceeds of B.C. Civil Forfeiture, which came into effect in 2006 with the goal of targetting the profit motive behind illegal activities. Proceeds from the sale of property believed to be instruments or proceeds of unlawful activities, like cars, houses and boats, are paid into a special account to be used for, among other things, the prevention

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Sports Editor Coaches always figure their team can play better and Bruce Haddow is no exception. But even he struggled for words befitting of the Hugh Boyd Trojans junior varsity’s impressive 4012 first-round B.C. high school football playoff victory over the visiting Handsworth Royals last Thursday. “With one penalty and no turnovers—and I thought the penalty was almost borderline—that’s about as clean a football game as you’re going to see,” said the Trojans’ usually well-spoken head coach. “When you play like that you give yourself a chance to win any game.” Pull back the layers a bit further, though, and one begins to appreciate this Trojans team is special— regardless of how far they advance this post-season. A quiet-spoken group of players, they keenly listen in practice and then heed their coaches’ advice on the field. “This is a team—and the last game is a perfect example—where everyone contributes,”said Haddow. “No one tried to do more than their job. Football is tough enough without having to worry about doing the job of the guy beside you. You need to trust each other.” That was most apparent on the offensive line, which Haddow said was “particularly exceptional.” “Adam Schuck, Alec Forrest, Fred Xu, Max Grenzberg, Vaughan Hull and Darby Kwan all did outstanding jobs,” he said. “The linemen are often under-appreciated because there’s a tendency to follow the ball and you only notice them when there’s a sack. But it’s such an important position and with so much blitzing and people coming from every direction you need to be pretty smart to play there.” Anthony Giorno paced the Trojans (which led 24-6 at halftime) with two touchdowns, while Jacob Tubajon, Gabe Saklofsky and Johnson Amisi had the others. But as impressive as the

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Don Fennell photo Hugh Boyd’s Austin Do shows great concentration to haul in a long pass against the Handworth Royals, leading to a touchdown, as the Trojans won their first-round high school football playoff game 40-12 Thursday at Hugh Boyd Park.

Trojans’ victory last week was, they’ve had little time to celebrate. The football schedule doesn’t provide much down time and the Trojans were back at practice by Monday preparing for their quarter-

final game this Thursday against the Vernon Panthers. Kickoff is 3 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Park. “It’ll be another good test for the kids and we’ve got to play well again,”said Haddow.

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sports Another day, another win as Chaos now undefeated in nine The Richmond Chaos continues to defy the odds. The Metro Women’s Soccer League Third Division side remains undefeated this season after extending its undefeated sting to nine games with a 3-0 victory over Delta United B in Delta. Both teams stood for a minute of silence before the contest in respect of Canada’s war veterans. Then the soccer battle was on. Newcomer Lauren Tasaka, who just finished her college, season with the Langara Falcons to the team and tallied an assist against Sur Del in her debut last week, scored her first goal 15 minutes in on a hard strike from

about 20 feet out, set up by left outside mid Dani Pacheco. In a play where Pacheco took the ball deep to the left side and attracted some United defenders, her pass found Tasaka who made no mistake. The first half ended 1-0 although the Chaos had several good scoring chances to add to their lead as Pacheco bounced a shot off the crossbar and Janessa Murao misfired in front of the Delta keeper. In the second half, Tasaka was set free on a great lead pass from centre mid Erin Lee. Tasaka again made no mistake putting the ball past the charging United keeper

coming full speed off her line. The Chaos closed the scoring with a great effort by sweeper Alexis Ford, who was playing up for a Chaos corner kick by Lee from the left side. Ford found the ball through several United players and buried it in the right side of the goal. Chaos keeper Julia Badock earned the clean sheet, while Ford, Jen Forsberg, Victoria Groff and Natalie Sczerkowsky led a strong defence for the Chaos. The Chaos play at home next Sunday versus Coastal FC Surf. Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Park.

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Fortunes turn in Sockeyes’ favour From Page 16 “There’s a lot of room for us to grow from a technical aspect and while I think our five-on-five game defensively is getting a lot better, it’ll get even better as individuals learn to tighten up their own games just by understanding how they can contribute more (in a defensive role).” Less than 48 hours after losing to Delta, the Sockeyes outscored a North Delta Devils’ team 5-3 in its own rink Saturday. The Sockeyes wasted little time getting going, with Scott Wessa opening the scoring on the power play at 7:27 of the first period. It was one of three power play goals the Sockeyes would net (in nine opportuni-

Richmond Sockeye Jeremy Hamaguchi protects the puck against a Delta Ice Hawk during Pacific International Junior Hockey League game last week at Minoru Arenas. Delta won 3-0. Don Fennell photo

ties), with Jeremy Hamaguchi and Justin White also scoring with the man-advantage. Daniel Tait and Liam Lawson had the other Richmond goals. And similar to their loss to Delta—only this time in the Sockeyes’ favour—the result was in decided the third period as Lawson scored at 15:13 and White at 19:44 to break a 3-3 deadlock. Richmond hosts Ridge Meadows Flames Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Minoru Arenas, after which they’ll have a full week between games before playing North Delta in a rematch here Nov. 22. •Richmond was without Derek Hughes last weekend as the talented forward played two games with the Pentic-

ton Vees of the B.C. Hockey League. It was also a big weekend for alumni, as former Sockeyes’ goaltender Jonah Imoo (now of the Powell River Kings) was selected the top goaltender at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge played in Yarmouth, N.S. Imoo won four of five games for Canada West, his only loss coming in the final game, 7-3, to the U.S. on Sunday. Richmond’s Troy Stecher, captain of the Penticton Vees, was also selected to the tournament all-star team. He was an assistant captain for Canada West and helped lead the squad to a 3-1 record with victories over the Czech Republic 7-0, Russia 4-3 and Canada East 1-0.

Community Worship UNITED STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.) Rev. Rick Taylor

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BRIGHOUSE UNITED CHURCH an evangelical congregation

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Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 10:00 am Worship & Children’s Program

Minister: Rev. Stuart W. Appenheimer, B.A., M.Div. Home of Brighouse Nursery Pre-School and Brighouse United Church Daycare Pre-school: 604-272-2480 • Day Care: 604-278-8469


8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 Rev. Maggie Watts-Hammond, Min. of Word, Sacrament & Pastoral Care Rev. Yoko Kihara - Min. of Christian Development & Outreach

BAPTIST Broadmoor Baptist Church A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey

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The Rev. Brian Vickers, Rector • 604-277-9626

Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Contemplative Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Family Eucharist with Church School Sanctuary open for quiet prayer 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays •


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CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Filipino Congregation) COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m. 8151 Bennett Road, Richmond tel: 604-271-6491

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA Richmond Christian Fellowship Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond phone 604-270-6594 Speaker: Pastor Impam Moses What’s in the Name?

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REFORMED CHURCH (RCA) Fujian Evangelical Church welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services

English Services: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Mandarin Service: 9:00 a.m. Minnanese Service: 10:30 a.m.

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Sunday Worship Services 9:00 and 11:00 am

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Voices in Peace concert at Fraserview Church

The Richmond Youth Honour Debut Choir.

Anne and Tom Green.

A concert for peace

Amanda Oye


n evening devoted to peace brought together an audience of over 500 people last Sunday evening at Fraserview Church for the annual Voices in Peace concert.

The concert, put on by Fraserview Church

“it’s a pay it forward concept,” Epp said. “We’re really glad for everyone who came and we hope that they take the spirit of the evening out into their lives,” she said. Epp was particularly proud of the kids of the Richmond Youth Honour Choir, of which she is the artistic director of, who participated in the evening. “They care about peace within our city and they care about peace in the world,” she said. Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Richmond Review. Her column appears every Wednesday. She may be reached at amanda.

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and Peace Mennonite Church, has been running for six years now and aims to reframe Remembrance Day. “[Remembering] hasn’t changed anything,” said Heidi Epp, the concert’s artistic director. “The world has not stopped being at war … maybe we need to remember what peace looks like,” she said. The evening featured musical performances by the Richmond Youth Honour Choir, the UBC Women’s Choir, the Peace Mennonite Church Choir, Infinitus and Eric Hominick. It was free to attend to make it accessible for everyone in the community and because

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