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Landlord provides home to Richmond family in need Mother and three children to get fresh start in house for $1 per month by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A local mom and her three children will have one less thing to worry about for the next six months after turning to Nova House in search of a refuge from domestic violence. Thanks to a generous local developer, who offered up a home he’s planning to demolish in six months, the family has a stable place to stay for just $1 per month. Furnishings at the home will be provided by Richmond Shares—a Richmond Women’s Resource Centre program that assists locals in need—while donations received by CHIMO, including bikes and bike helmets, will be provided to the family. Clive Alladin, of Balandra Development Inc., told The Richmond Review Thursday that he and his wife have long had a soft spot for victims of domestic violence. So during the Christmas holidays, it occurred to them that this home was sitting idle, whereas somebody could be using it. Alladin, who has been developing homes in Richmond for the past six years, reached out to Richmond Shares, who in turn connected him to the staff at CHIMO, who operate Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping violence in the home. “I can’t wait for somebody to get in there and make use of it,” said Alladin. “I hate to see it sit idle and not do anything.” Alladin said his company plans to redevelop the home and adjacent properties later this year, but those plans for making a subdivision could be delayed depending on the state of the real estate market, and if it continues to cool. See Page 4

Mark Glavina is hosting another life drawing marathon at Phoenix Art Workshop next weekend.

Artists, nude models to go the distance in Life Drawing Marathon Life drawing experiencing revival; artists prepare for Olympic-like feat by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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marathon—a gruelling test of endurance—starts next Friday afternoon in Steveston. But instead of sweatbands and spandex, participants will be carrying pencils and paintbrushes.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Clive Alladin, from Balandra Development Inc., has donated the use of one of his Richmond properties for the next six months to a local family escaping domestic violence.

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The Phoenix Art Workshop is hosting a Life Drawing Marathon—25 hours of painting the naked human figure over three days. Nude models will pose in sessions ranging from 45 minutes to five hours, and props will set the mood of the marathon’s Dirty ‘30s theme. Artists will sketch, draw and paint models dressed—or in this case, undressed— as characters such as Charlie Chaplin, a vaudeville dancer, card shark, gangster

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moll and rum runner. Life drawing, as it’s known, is a long tradition in the art world that hasn’t lost its lustre. “There’s definitely a revival of this all around North America,” said Mark Glavina, owner of Phoenix Art Workshop. “We’re finding that there’s something to be said for the importance of that classical drawing and painting.” The human figure is the most drawn and painted subject matter in art history. Nothing else even comes close, said Glavina. For artists, the human figure continually offers new challenges. “It’s infinitely complicated in terms of muscle structure, body type, character,” said Glavina. “It’s always exciting and suitably challenging. If you can draw the human form, drawing landscape and still life are a little more academic.” Figure drawing can be gestural, impressionistic, classical or representational—depending on the artist and level of experience. And the marathon’s non-teaching format allows artists to develop skills while experimenting with different mediums. Glavina puts watercolour, oil and acrylic paint in his marathon toolbox, along with pencils and charcoal, while

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some participants are comfortable with drawing alone. Glavina approaches each of his works as an exercise, freeing himself of the pressure of producing. It’s something he also tells his students; once they’re finished with a piece they can throw it out if they so choose. For those signed up for the entire marathon, an endurance test awaits. Breaks are frequent, both for artists and models, but Glavina acknowledges after 25 hours of drawing, there are some sore bodies. “(Participants) said their work gets stronger and stronger as the weekend goes on, but their body gets weaker and weaker,” he smiled.

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Will take years to recover despite NHL’s return Collectors’ Den reeling from lockout-shortened season by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter When brothers Larry and Daryl Weiss first opened Wax Pax ‘n Stuff at Lansdowne Centre in 1990, they knew their venture into the world of collectibles wasn’t going to be boring. But three hockey disputes later, in a hockey-rabid market, the pair are at the brink. “It’s been brutal,” said Daryl Weiss, who runs Collectors’ Den at Metrotown in Burnaby, while his brother Larry operates the renamed Lansdowne Centre store. “We’re still recovering from the last lockout,” Daryl said of the cancelled 2004/05 NHL season. While he welcomed Sunday’s news that the season has been salvaged, and hockey will resume in the next two weeks, Daryl said it will take years for him to recover. Wax Pax n’ Stuff was primarily a collectibles store dealing with collectible sports cards when it first opened, but the brothers have since renamed their stores and diversified their offerings to include the sale of hockey, football and baseball sports jerseys and hats, other sports memorabilia and fashion wear, along with TicketMaster services. But the core of their business remains much the same in the Vancouver area, where people live and breath hockey like it’s a religion. “Like it or not, we live and die with the Canucks,” he said. While the long run that the Canucks made in 2011 made for a healthy financial year, the early first-round exit to eventual NHL champion Los Angeles Kings was like a gut shot. Daryl explained that merchandise orders must be made a year in advance, forcing retailers to guess about the team’s fortunes. The premature end to the last season meant loads of unsold merchandise. The end of the lockout does mean there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but Daryl said it will take the Vancouver Canucks playing, and winning, to get fans excited once again. Unlike the cancelled season, Daryl said

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people are angrier this time around. “More people are mad and angry that billionaires and millionaires are fighting for money made by the fans.” The dispute has many people saying they’ve had enough with hockey, he said. But Daryl has his fingers crossed that time will heal all wounds. “I’m a fan too, right. I’m financially invested and emotionally invested.” Lost in the dispute between team owners

and players was the impact on businesses, like restaurants, bars and merchandise stores including his. He heard one TV sportscaster tell disgruntled fans not to buy hockey jerseys anymore if they wanted to send a message to ownership and players. All that will do, Daryl said, is hurt people like him. If people are upset, they should avoid buying merchandise at Rogers Arena,

owned and operated by the Vancouver Canucks, and instead support local businesses like his. Since the dispute began, he’s had to cut back his staffing hours, and he’s seen his sales take a major hit. Now he’s hopeful that business will pick up, and he’ll be able to give his staff the same hours they had before the lockout, which will have spin-off benefits. “This city loves the Canucks.”

Assessors accused of unfairly inflating home sizes Aerial photos now being used to detect illegal additions by Jeff Nagel Black Press Shirley Paulenko just about panicked when she opened her property assessment to find the value of her South Surrey house had soared 43 per cent in a single year. The $450,000 jump in her assessment to more than $1.5 million would mean a big jump in the recently widowed senior’s property tax bill. “I was so flabbergasted,” Paulenko said. “I lost a night’s sleep. I thought, ‘holy man, how could this possibly be going up by this much money?’“ Her son looked at the assessment notice for the two-storey home near 140 Street and 26 Avenue and found the answer. It showed she lives in what friends

now joke is the “mushroom house” – a 1,746-sq.-ft. first floor with a giant 8,791-sq.-ft. second storey somehow perched on top. BC Assessment says a typing error added a fourth digit for the second floor by mistake. Assessors have now corrected both the square footage and reduced Paulenko’s assessment to just over $1.1 million, an eight-per-cent increase Paulenko still has her doubts about. But it’s not the only case where residents in the region are complaining about either errors or unusual changes in the assessment authority’s calculation of their house size. “I think there’s going to be a whole pile of these errors,”said Surrey accountant Cindy Konkin. She and her husband are appealing their Newton house’s 8.6-per-cent assessment increase to $554,000 because it shows what they say is a fictitious 1,100-sq.-ft. increase in the size of the home. In the Konkins’ case, BC Assessment

is holding firm on its determination of the value, saying the first floor is now designated as living space, rather than basement. “Nothing’s changed here in 23 years,” Konkin said. “They could look through our window and see it’s an unfinished basement.” Even excluding the first-floor revision, the Konkins say BC Assessment inexplicably added more than 200 square feet to the footprint of the main floor. Meanwhile, Konkin has checked the assessments of eight other homes on their block of 77A Avenue off of144 Street and found the square-footage numbers have all changed – some by a few feet, others by several hundred. In only one case she’s aware of is the change justifiable because of the finishing of a basement. “Without looking at very many, we’ve found there are errors,” Konkin said. “How many people have got theirs and are up $20,000 or $30,000 and just think it happened to everybody? Now

they’re all going to be charged more.” Chris Danchuk, deputy area assessor for South Fraser, said BC Assessment hasn’t seen any spike in complaints about errors relating to home sizes. But he said the sizes of all homes have been reviewed over the past two years using aerial photos and corrections have been made in many cases. “We can go in and look at a house from four different angles and see if there have been any changes to the property,” he said. In other words, owners who have built illegal additions to their homes without a building permit can now expect to have the extra space added to their assessment and see their tax bill to the city go up accordingly. Danchuk said assessors used to walk down the street knocking on doors, but“often people weren’t home, didn’t let us in, or wouldn’t give us any information.” Landcor Data Corp. president Rudy Nielsen said use of aerial photos is likely responsible for some of the jumps in

square footage appearing on assessments. “If a person did a renovation even five or six years ago they’ll catch it with this new system and correct the square footage on your assessment,” he said. Nielsen, whose firm analyzes property values, said errors do happen, even though BC Assessment’s system is“one of the best in the world.” And he suggests residents carefully consider whether it’s worth fighting an assessment they think is unfair in order to save a few hundred a year in tax. Assessed value is a key number that tends to influence the future selling price of a home, he said, so an owner who fights to keep their house value lower to pay less tax now could end up doing worse when they have to sell. “For many people, when they sell it, that’s their retirement money,” Nielsen said. “I’m a firm believer in keeping my assessed value up there. Of course if it’s totally out of whack and my taxes are really going to go up, then I’ll appeal it.”


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Surge of flu cases, norovirus hits B.C. H3N2 usually a ‘more severe’ influenza strain by Jeff Nagel Black Press A spike in flu cases to abnormally high levels in late December has public health officials watchful in case the illness spreads even faster now that kids are back in school. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control said the province is seeing the highest levels of suspected influenza activity in a decade. The main flu virus circulating this year is H3N2, which is one of the three varieties covered by this year’s flu vaccine. The reopening of schools may

mean even more potential for the virus to spread between students and then to homes. “It is a potential concern that children can facilitate the spread, they can amplify the spread,” epidemiologist Dr. Danuta Skowronski said. Kids are more susceptible to flu because they have less lifetime exposure to the various viruses than adults, she said. They also have richer social networks and they’re confined together in schools, making transmission more likely. The H3N2 virus generally tends to be “more severe” than other types, Skowronski said, but added it’s too early to say if this year’s flu cases are tending to be worse than normal. The virus has been in circulation in

the human population since 1968 but constantly mutates to defeat the immunity of its hosts. There have also been several flu outbreaks at long-term care homes so far this season. Skowronski said it’s not too late to get the flu shot and strongly urged the elderly and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems to get it soon. She also recommends vulnerable groups get early treatment with antiviral medication within 48 hours of symptoms to reduce the risk of a dangerous flu bout. Skowronski said she’s not concerned about a reported shortage of Tamiflu antiviral medication, adding B.C. has enough stockpiled for high-risk patients.

The flu season typically runs from November through April and Skowronski said a late-winter wave of flu cases is possible this year from a different flu virus. Health officials are also grappling with a new strain of norovirus, which changes its form every few years, resulting in more cases than usual. “Many people don’t have immunity to this new strain,” said Fraser Health spokesperson Tasleem Juma. “This is a very unpleasant virus but it usually passes within 24 to 48 hours.” The “very contagious” gastrointestinal infection causes vomiting and diarrhea. Officials have battled norovirus outbreaks already at Royal Columbian, Eagle Ridge and Vancouver

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General hospitals, prompting some ward closures. Juma said ward closures due to norovirus are very normal each winter. Anyone who gets the flu or norovirus is urged to stay home, get rest and drink plenty of liquids. Aggressive hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of either illness and norovirus-contaminated surfaces should be cleaned swiftly with hot, soapy water and then disinfected with a household disinfectant. Besides taking care to cover coughs and sneezes, officials recommend regular cleaning of frequently touched objects, such as doorknobs and remote controls ture will have a meaningful impact on this family. “It is a huge issue for women to find affordable housing in Richmond, and they often have to leave the community and their children have to change schools,”she said. “This is truly a blessing for this family to make a fresh start.” Richmond Cares is a continuing series about people who are making a difference in Richmond.

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Richmond police nab Surrey school teacher for drug trafficking Richmond Mounties arrested a Surrey School District teacher after they saw him allegedly conducting a drug transaction near a Vancouver elementary school. On Nov. 7, Richmond RCMP’s Property Crime Unit and Quick Response Team were in Vancouver on another investigation, when a vehicle approached and allegedly made a drug transaction with a pedestrian. The driver also appeared to be smoking a joint. The driver drove away and was pulled over in a neighbouring parking lot, where he was arrested.

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Man linked to Dover Park shootout gets arrested for weapons offence A 31-year-old man arrested by Richmond Mounties in January of 2007 following the Dover Park shootout, is in trouble with the law again. Matin Pouyan was arrested on Dec. 21 by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit when he was seen attending a Port Coquitlam firearms range and using the firearms at the range, contrary to his prohibition order. Pouyan, who is known to police and has gang ties, was arrested by

Richmond RCMP in 2007 when one of the targets of the Dover Park shooting contacted police. The aftermath of the shootout involving several men left more than 100 shell casings littering the Lynas Lane park, surrounded on three sides by condos and townhouses. The original target of the Dover Park shooting spotted Pouyan’s vehicle back in 2007, and when police arrived, they found Pouyan and another man, carrying a loaded handgun. Pouyan was also the

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Artists to speak on re-imagining urban infrastructure First talk in city’s 2013 Lulu Series announced for Jan. 23 by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter The men behind the art collaborative Sans façon will deliver a lecture at Richmond City Hall later this month, organizers announced Wednesday. French architect Charles Blanc and British artist Tristan Surtees will present the first of three talks in the City of Richmond’s 2013 Lulu Series: Art in the City. The duo will speak on how artists can help reimagine urban infrastructure to renew the relationship between people and their environment. Blanc and Surtees create public art, temporary and permanent, exploring the relationship between people and place. Through art, the Calgarybased pair aim to invite people to think differently about place—”hoping to create an opportunity rather than an inanimate object,” according to their website. An ongoing project of Sans façon is Watershed+ in Calgary, a public art program that aims to build an emotional connection between citizens and their watershed. Other recent works include fire hydrant drinking fountains, in which the artists designed temporary public water fountains that attached to fire hydrants in Calgary, and a footbridge in Dorset, England. Locally, the duo is scheduled to bring its ongoing international light installation and video work to Vancouver on the last weekend of January. Their Limelight: Saturday night transforms sidewalks into impromptu stages by turning streetlights into theatre spotlights. Award-winning Aboriginal cellist Cris Derkson will offer a short performance at city hall before Sans façon’s talk. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at city hall’s council chambers. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve at lulu@richmond.ca.

Eric Laurier photo British artist Tristan Surtees is one-half of Sans façon, an art collaborative known for thinking differently about public places.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

EDITORIAL: Pipeline plan a non-starter

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decision of some kind is expected within weeks. How it ever got to this point boggles the mind.

B.C. government ministers now have until Jan. 28 to decide the fate of a proposal to barge jet fuel through the Fraser River estuary and pump it through a new crossRichmond pipeline to the airport. With much more reasonable alternatives available, the citizens of Richmond should have never

seen this proposal get this far. In recent years we’ve heard Richmond council and the Vapor citizens’ group articulate reasons why the plan isn’t a good one. It exposes a sensitive habitat to possible spills. It presents a new fire risk in an area where Richmond Fire-Rescue isn’t near. It would force hulking barges to traverse a shallow passage over the Massey Tunnel. It would put a new jet fuel pipeline in the backyards of local residents. It would offer no control to the

government whose municipality it operates in. The B.C. Environment Assessment Office has been reviewing the file since 2009, and now, after going through the motions, the office has handed it off to the B.C. Liberal government. Adding capacity to an existing pipeline route in North Richmond is a much better plan. That pipeline already carries fuel from the Chevron Refinery in Burnaby to the airport. Another alternative, presented

by the Vapor group, is to build a new, short pipeline from the Cherry Point Refinery in Washington State to the airport. With each alternative, the need to put oil barges in the Fraser River is eliminated. With the Jan. 28 deadline looming, Premier Christy Clark’s government can approve the proposal or ask for more time. Better still, it can do the right thing and kill the project, and send the fuel-thirsty airlines back to the drawing board.

Resolving to eat better in 2013

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o this is the New Year and 2013 feels like it is going to be an exciting year with new opportunities to make healthier and more sustainable choices around food.

Not owning a television makes it sometimes difficult to be on top of the latest programs and fads. Thankfully, my parents have cable and as I was watching the first episode of the latest season of The Biggest Loser, it struck me that addressing obesity requires a complete overhaul of how we engage with food. The program participants spend weeks at a ranch with trainers, nutritionists, doctors and a support network all in an effort to lose weight and to learn how to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. Well as we all know, sometimes making healthier food and lifestyle choices can be tough. However, the relationship of food to health continues to gain traction, with the topic of obesity gaining the most attention. In 2008, 51% of Canadian adults reported excess weight and between 2003 and 2008, obesity rates rose from 16% to

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18% among men, and 15% to 16% among women. Results from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey demonstrate that decreasing income level leads to higher incidence of obesity. Often, the issue is that cheap, processed foods have higher caloric content and are more appealing in the face of a tight budget. While many processed foods have higher calories, salt and lower fibre as well as questionable health claims, these foods often have hidden genetically engineered sources (unless they are organic or declared non-GMO). Here are some of the more commonly found genetically engineered ingredients at the supermarket that you may want to avoid: aspartame, canola oil (rapeseed oil), citric acid, fructose (any form) and glucose, isoflavones, maltodextrin, mono and

diglycerides, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sorbitol, soy lecithin, soy sauce, sugar (unless specified as cane sugar), tocopherols (vitamin E), and xanthan gum. If you have a smart phone, search ‘True Food’ for a helpful app to help navigate the supermarket shelves. This year, take note and take charge of your eating habits and food choices. The popular author Michael Pollan in his novel In Defence of Food provides some humourous, yet simple, rules to follow to help navigate the supermarket: •Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food •Avoid food products containing ingredients that are unfamiliar •Avoid products that make health claims •Shop the periphery of the supermarket (although new supermarkets are

savvy to this trick) to avoid processed foods •Shop at greengrocers and farmers markets For many of us working on a budget and wanting to make healthy and sustainable food choices, there are many cost-effective tips to finding fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating seasonally is a great way to find fresh fruits and vegetables that are lower in price. Some products remain low-cost all year round (e.g. apples, oranges, potatoes, onions, carrots and cabbage) and can be bought in bulk. Pre-packaged, pre-washed and cut produce are usually more expensive and can be done at home with little effort. Look for ‘No Name’ or store brand products as they are less expensive and make sure to choose low salt, no sugar added products. This year, the Richmond Food Security Society will be starting a Good

Food Box program and will be helping people in Richmond initiate their own bulk-buying club for whole grains products. Buying in bulk is another great way to include whole grains, vegetables and fruits into your daily routine at a lower cost. It also provides an opportunity for folks to get together and engage in community activities while creating informal networks of people looking to make healthy and sustainable food choices. The beginning of January is the time for resolutions and commitments. Start the year right by getting in shape and eating better. Getting connected with other people and making resolutions together has been a great source of motivation and support. Colin Dring is executive director at Richmond Food Security Society.


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Let’s get our priorities straight on Walmart site Editor: Re: The proposed Walmart at Garden City and Alexandra. I am a Richmond resident living one block from this site. My two young sons and I regularly go for walks and bike rides around the neighborhood with our dog. We enjoy looking for tadpoles, frogs, and stickleback fish in the ditches along Alexandra Road. We regularly spot great blue herons and other hunting birds looking in those same ditches. We sometimes glimpse muskrats running back into their underground homes. There are squirrels everywhere. The trees are beautiful and fully mature. Coyotes den close by to have their puppies in the spring. This area is truly an oasis. If the vision for the Garden City Lands across Alderbridge can be realized, and the lands are turned into a world class park with an orchard, a community garden, a restored peat bog, a learning centre, and a raised walkway, then to allow this Walmart proposal to go through would be true folly. Short sighted, ugly, profit mindedness, and nothing less. Future generations of Richmonders will shake their heads with wonder at what could have been. Let us not go down that familiar road yet again. When one single lot was cleared of trees adjacent to the elementary school by No. 4 Road and Odlin Road recently, the noise level increased amazingly. I can not imagine what would happen if this whole strip of land were to be cleared of trees. I can imagine what would happen if another Walmart goes in. Increased traffic, increased noise, urban sprawl, loss of community, less safety for cyclists and pedestrians, no more frogs or muskrats, no more walks in the urban woods with my sons. Just say no to Walmart. You can always get in your car and go to Surrey if you want to buy their cheap junk. There are Walmarts all over North America. There is only one beautiful urban forest on Alexandra Road. Let’s get our priorities straight before the excavators begin to rip out the trees. Go take a look at Mt. Baker on a crisp sunny morning, take a deep breath, and do the right thing. Say no to Walmart on Alexandra Road! Caleb Sigurgeirson Richmond

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Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre to hold open house Youth from the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre on No. 5 Road have helped organize an upcoming public open house that promises to

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questions answered, and to clear up misconceptions and forge valuable, long-lasting connections. Last year’s event

generated a huge turnout—more than 300 people attended—and so this year’s event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the

centre, a Shia Muslim Mosque, 8580 No. 5 Rd., on a section of road lovingly referred to as the Highway to Heaven. Attendance is free,

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Richmond fitness firm eyes Dragons’ Den deal by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The people behind a Richmond firm that specializes in their own line of portable fitness equipment are hoping they’ve got something that will fire up the multimillionaires on the CBC entrepreneur show Dragons’ Den. Darren Shane, director of Astone Fitness, will appear in an upcoming episode of the popular TV show, when the entire company will be up for grabs to the show’s five business tycoons—including Richmond-based Boston Pizza co-founder Jim Treliving. On the show, entrepreneurs from across Canada bring their gadgets, toys, games, tools or business ideas in the hope of wooing the dragons and securing their cash and contacts in exchange for a percentage of their business. Shane, who owns the business along with Ben Silverman and Joel Grenz, wouldn’t divulge how much money he asked for and whether he landed a deal, noting that he signed a confidentiality agreement that bars him from sharing that information. So locals will need to tune into the show on its new Sunday 8 p.m. timeslot, with Astone Fitness slated to be part of the Jan. 13, 2013 episode. It was in March of last year, when CBC was making its cross-Canada tour, that Astone’s owners first made their pitch to the show’s producers. Precisely two weeks later, they were invited to Toronto, and they eventually did a face-to-face with the dragons last May. Although they knew they would appear in an episode this season, it wasn’t until a few days ago that they were informed precisely when they’d appear. Astone Fitness markets its own line of portable fitness products, and has established an international distribution network, with annual revenues topping $1 million. But the company, founded by Silverman nine years ago and initially operated out of a garage, is seeking to expand abroad, and is targeting Europe. Since the launch of its latest product, the Human Trainer suspension gym, things have been going

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were protected from falls. The second report was to detail how the firm would comply with an order to ensure that any materials, tools or equipment carried in a part of a vehicle where its workers were riding, were secured in order to prevent injury. Atlas Roofing Ltd. was fined $2,500 in September after two of its workers were working without the required fall protection while they re-roofing a house. It was a repeated violation. L&M Roofing Ltd. was fined $15,000 in August when the firm’s principal and one worker were 22 feet above grade as they rolled membrane onto a steep sheathed roof. While the workers were wearing harnesses, neither was connected to an anchor point. The smooth membrane surface and plywood increased the slipping risk, as did the rain that was falling at the time. This was the third such fine in three years for the company. Richmond’s Hans Demolition & Excavating Ltd. was fined $15,081.48 for failing to ensure that documents showing the location of asbestos-containing

materials were available on site before the demolition work began. This was a repeated violation. Asbestos-containing drywall was also found in post-demolition debris, which demonstrated the firm’s failure to safely contain or remove all hazardous materials prior to demolition work. Richmond’s CSR Environmental Ltd. was fined $2,500 last August after the firm was issued a clearance letter stating that a house was safe for demolition, even though asbestos-containing dust, debris and drywall remained inside. CSR was also fined $2,500 for several health and safety violations at a house where the firm carried out asbestos-removal work. “For example, asbestos debris that the firm had failed to safely contain or remove was found in all areas of the house. The firm used unacceptable procedures for handling and control of asbestos, as was shown by its failure to build an airtight enclosure and its failure to use adequate amounts of water when removing asbestos-containing materials,” WorkSafeBC wrote.

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Dancer breaks boundaries From Page 13 “There’s an image (of Irish dance) that comes into your head, and there’s a box that it sits in, and there’s only a couple places where you can do that. This desire to expand just opened up a whole bunch of other opportunities.” Hanna, 34, is assistant director and a performer in the Vancouver Spring Show, an upcoming music and dance show celebrating Chinese New Year. Performers from China, North America, Europe and India will all be on stage for the Feb. 9 show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. “I’ve been lucky enough to share a stage with some of the greatest people in the upper echelon of every art form, and the idea of being on stage with (Aimin Teng, a modern dancer from Beijing), makes me nervous,” said Hanna. “This guy really is a treasure.” Hanna, who has an Irish-Filipino background, began training

in Irish dance at age nine in Vancouver. He also trained in martial arts. His professional career took off after joining Riverdance: The Show in 1997, performing throughout Britain and North America. After two seasons, Hanna left the company to join the cast of Dancing on Dangerous Ground, mounted in London and New York. Life then guided him to another European show, one so diverse it exposed him to a host of other dance styles: tap, flamenco, contemporary and modern. He said that gave him an unexpected arts education. “Most people, especially in ethnic forms of music or dance, are taught to focus on this one (specialty), and everything else is either secondary or inferior,” he said. “Once all these different languages started coming into this language that I had turned up with, it just gave me a whole bunch of different words that allowed me the op-

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 Hanna is seemingly defying any best-before date. “I didn’t do it on pur
 pose, it just happened that way. It’s an interesting thing. I remain grateful for it because I don’t understand it.” The Vancouver Spring Show is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT #38 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets, $38 to 2013-14 SCHOOL TRANSFERS & REGISTRATIONS $138, at 1-800-715-1945 or springshow.ca. When and where should I register my child? When and where should I register my child?

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Kush Panatch extended through our outstanding volunteer Board of Directors. Led by our Chair Kush Panatch, Vice Chair Paul Oei, and Treasurer Matt Ilich, our directors all have local connections to Richmond – living here, working here, or having a history in our community. Our Board of Directors work to maximize the impact of local donations. From providing guidance to our staff, to building relationships within the community, to being donors themselves, they feel it’s important to give back to Richmond because they want to make sure we have the best services here at home. Our Board is the voice of our community, and we work hand in hand with hospital leaders to address priorities at Richmond Hospital and for health care services in the rest of Richmond. The efforts of our Board and our Foundation are yielding strong results for patients, and we are improving the tools available for our hardworking health care team. Recently, we’ve worked with hospital staff to purchase new equipment on behalf of our donors including a new dialysis unit, two special sport beds for our Intensive Care Unit, a second ultrasound machine for our Emergency Department, and three portable cardiac monitors that will make transport of patients within the hospital easier and more effective. We’ve also taken a lead on improving stroke rehabilitation equipment both within the hospital and in the community. See Page 20


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eral special items on the library’s “wish list.” At the library’s last board meeting the Friends’ chairperson Debby Newton handed over a cheque for $20,000 to board chair Pat Watson.

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A large wholesaler of fine Persian & Oriental carpets is now insolvent. Their assets are ordered to be sold by auction. All items are guaranteed as hand woven, or hand made with natural fibers. Consignments for liquidation from various cancelled exhibitions have been added to this auction.

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Community leaders help address current and future needs of Richmond’s health care From Page 18 The purchase of items such as assessment and diagnosis tools, gym and mobility equipment, and everyday life tools will help patients regain their independence. Even as our Directors retire from our Board and new community leaders become involved, many former Directors continue to give by serving on our Board of Governors and

acting as an ambassador for our organization. There’s more that needs to be done as we continue to address current and future needs of Richmond’s health care. I am confident though, that with the leadership of our Board, we’ll be ready for the challenge. To make a donation to Richmond Hospital Foundation, call our office at 604-244-

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Just Listed! Like New! Corner unit with wrap around patio next OPEN 2-4 to farmland. Beautiful 2 story, 2 bedroom w/ 2.5 baths. 1,007 sq.ft. SATURDAY #58-6300 Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, LONDON RD. Carpet/laminate flooring, gas fireplace. Quiet location, short walk to Steveston Village, South dyke walk, organic grocery, coffee bakery, restaurants, wine bar, library, community centre and shops with more exciting retail coming soon. 2 secure underground parking stalls. OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 #58-6300 London Rd.

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LOCATION LOCATION! Very demanding area of West Newton, Home in great condition situated on a beautiful cul-de-sac of well kept homes. 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Family room off huge kitchen/kit eating area, very bright with loads of living space for a growing family. Gorgeous foyer w/curved staircase, Master bdrm w/deluxe ensuite and walk-in. Upstairs games room 18x18 w/wet bar. Renovations include new quality flooring, painting, cedar roof was treated, new gas fireplace in family room. Very well kept clean home in quiet neighborhood, close to bus, shopping & schools.

BLUE HERON MARINA ESTATES! STARTING AT $1,700,000 RICHMOND 9 New WATERFRONT Detached South Facing Executive Homes with your own concrete dock. As part of a Strata Community & Marina, you will have the peace of mind that the Marina services include overseeing your property & boat. Located in the banks of the South Arm Fraser River, in a calm protected channel with deep fresh water moorage. Imagine, living on the water’s edge in your own waterfront home and enjoying the magnificent view of the water with your Yacht moored on your own private dock. High end finishing with an elevator in each home! Large garage for 4 cars & large flex area.

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'"45'00%3&45"63"/5#64*/&44 This is a well establish 40-seat fast food restaurant which service breakfast and lunch. It has computer and internet service, lotto and keno centre, coffee shop and is well situated on the main street of Tsawwassen in a high traffic area. Total area 1,687 sq.ft. Suitable for 1st time business owner, small family and new immigrants. This business offers great potential and steady revenue. Priced to sell at $149,900. FOR PRIVATE VIEWING CALL RICHARD TINO AT 604-805-3519.

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LOST: GOLD RING in Richmond. Senitmenal value. Large Reward. Please call 604-274-8567.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PART-TIME Administrative Assistant. W.L. Dueck & Co. LLP is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to work closely with our team and liaise with our clients. Qualifications: - Administrative Certificate or equivalent education and experience working in a professional environment; - Excellentbcclassified.com written and verbal communication skills; - Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Position starts January 14, 2013 part-time hours 7:30 to 11:30 AM Monday to Friday. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send your resume, salary expectations and references to office@wldtax.com or mail to 300, 3866 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC. V7E 4R7 attention Bev Lawton.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Email resume & driver abstract to:

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FARM WORKERS

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Full Time Contract 50hrs./week includes weekends Duties include; Picking, Pruning, De-Leafing. Start Date: February 4, 2013 $10.25/hour Fax Resume to: 604.952.2763 Email Resume to: recruitment@windset.com

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CLASSICAL/ACOUSTIC Guitar Lessons. T: 778-862-2727, E: SoloAcousticGuitar@gmail.com www.SoloAcousticGuitar.com

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Looking for experienced Pastry Baker, F/T, Perm. 1 position.

Hiring A Store Supervisor

For a supermarket in Vancouver Duties: Open & Close Store. Nights & Weekends; Keep store clean and organized; Financial Controls; Communicate effectively; Develop repeat customers Requirements: 3+ years customer service experience; Strong interpersonal abilities; team player; Fluent English & Thai; basic computer skills; Ability to initiate promotions & marketing strategies; Work on holiday and flexible hours; Open to Buddhism ritual and cultural diversity. Salary: $17/hour

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Please send your resume to: wkongum@yahoo.com or fax to (604) 669-8854 Attn: Waraporn.

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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.

Entry level promoters needed.

DELIVERY PERSONS

Brandi, 604-777-2195

NOW HIRING! Up to $800/wk

Room for travel and rapid advancement. Must be outgoing and avail immediately

PHONE BOOKS Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Yellow Pages™ Telephone Directories in Greater Vancouver.

Duties:Prepare dough for baklava, Basboosa, Atter,(Syrup), Barazeh, Eish Al-Saraya, Halva, Honeyed Carrots, Katayef, Nammoura – Arabian, pies, rolls and sweet goods, cookies and cakes and icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders, Operate machinery, Bake mixed doughs and batters, Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods. Apply by mail or email at: best.falafel@hotmail.com

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Kids and Adults Needed

LABOURERS

POSITION: Foreman, Heavy Equipment Assembly & Deployment. Supervises, coordinates, and assists with the construction deployment of water treatment equipment and convey technical instructions. Capable of working in a fast paced environment, detailed oriented, and work well with other team members. No trade certification required. Fax resume to : 604-324-0086

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Ainsworth Cres, Maddocks Rd

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Richmond St (Steveston)

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Southdale Rd, Southridge Rd, Steveston hwy

72

14100177

2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave (Steveston)

44

14402442

Garden City Rd, Pigott Rd, Dr

104

14100232

2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave (Steveston)

30

14100230

1st Ave, Chatham St (Steveston)

30

14401659

11000 Steveston Hwy

92

14301070

Addison St, Steele Crt, Swift Ave, Swift Lane

68

14100244

2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave, Georgia St (Steveston)

124

52

14100174

4000 Blk Steveston Hwy

93

14201085

Springmont Gate, Springwood Cres/ Crt

36

14302276

Cadogan Rd, Camden Cres, Pl, Kilgour Pl

31

14302311

Lucas Rd, Minler Rd, Mirable Crt

89

14302323

Cantley Rd, Colville Rd

74

14303412

Afton Dr

51

14303411

Broadmoor Blvd, Deagle Rd

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14201154

5000 Blk Williams Rd

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14201115

Springthorne Cres

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14202033

Pickering Dr, Waller Crt/ Dr

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14202036

Peterson Dr/ Gate

77

14202013

Gormond Rd, Jesmond Ave,

60

14202262

4000 Blk Francis Rd

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14303410

Belair Dr

60

14303522

9000 Blk No 3 Rd

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14903061

Bellflower Dr, Wintergreen Ave

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14304052

9000 Blk No 2 Rd

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14901032

Garnet Dr, Jade Crt, Tiffany Blvd/ Pl

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Cabot Dr, McCallan Rd, Railway Ave

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14901174

5000 Blk Blundell Rd

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14304043 Gilbert Rd, Magnolia Dr, Maple Pl, Rd, Martyniuk Gate, Pl 14304072

Gilbert Cres, Neill Pl , Woodwards Pl

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Allison Crt, Allison St

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14901175

7000 Blk No 2 Rd 7000 Blk No 1 Rd, Tyson Pl

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14500461

Foster Rd, McMath Rd

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14902122

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7000 Blk Ash St

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14902133 Bowen Dr, Gabriola Cres/ Gate, Saltspring Crt, Saturna Pl

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Capella Dr , Capella Pl

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14902054

3000 Blk Granville Ave

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15101161

Alexandra Rd

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14901216

Donald, Grandy, Udy Rd

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15000102

Catalina Cres, Lancaster Cres, Miller Rd (Burkeville)

86

14800043

Mara Cres, Skaha Cres

65

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Number of Papers

ELECTRICAL

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MOVING & STORAGE

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES PASTRY BAKER BEST FALAFEL INC 2013 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4B1

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.

PERSONAL SERVICES

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $700. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

C & C Electrical Mechanical

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, pure bred at Diesel Kennel, 3 male, $1500. each. Call (604)869-5073

604-475-7077

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

CANE CORSO MASTIFF all blues 6F, 2M, ultimate family guardian. Ready to go. $1000. (604)308-5665

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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Chihuahua, 2 small, males, nice markings, ready to go in 2 weeks. $500. Call (778)883-6654

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

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TOY POODLE. 6 weeks old, black, male. $700. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 503

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE

STEAMER CHEST, very old. curved top. needs some work. $50. North Delta. 604-591-9740

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GARAGE SALES

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REAL ESTATE

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1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately. Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & No. 5 Rd. Rent includes heat and hot water. Sorry no pets.

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE RICHMOND Invest Opport.- C class Liquor Primary Licence for sale. Usage for opening night club, pub, karaoke bus. Open bus. imme. Renovation approved. call 604-889-2633 for detail

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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

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AUTO FINANCING

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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HOMES FOR RENT

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina Inc, Consolidated Civil Enforcement BC Inc., will dispose of goods, namely: (2) 40’ Storage Containers - debtor “Jim Shannon� to recover $6,173.14 plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related. This unit will be made available for sale after January 16, 2013.

By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina Inc., we will dispose of goods, namely: (1) 31 Foot Power Boat, - Sequin; debtor “Garrett Weir� to recover $4,207.06 plus accruing storage and any / all other expenses related. This unit will be made available for sale after January 25, 2013. Unit is currently being stored at Shelter Island Marina Inc., 120 - 6911 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC. Contact 604-434-2448 for further info.

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina Inc, Consolidated Civil Enforcement BC Inc., will dispose of goods, namely: 26’ Sailboat - debtor “Jim Shannon� to recover $4,295.20 plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related. This unit will be made available for sale after January 16, 2013.

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RE: the Estate of BESSIE ROSINA KILLICK, Deceased, formerly of 3940 Broadway Street, Richmond, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Bessie Rosina Killick are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Carol Ann Boyce, c/o Henderson Law Group, 280 11331 Coppersmith Way, Richmond, B.C. V7A 5J9, on or before February 15, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then have notice.


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Owners from Richmond’s Shoppers Drug Mart locations wrap up their 2012 “Tree of Life” campaign with a $16,240 donation to women’s health programs at Richmond Hospital. Since 2008, the local Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign has raised more than $70,000 in support of Richmond Hospital Foundation through their customers and employees. “This is the fifth consecutive year that all six Shoppers Drug Mart Richmond locations have worked together to improve women’s health at Richmond Hospital through their Tree of Life campaign. We’re grateful for Shoppers Drug Mart’s leadership because it’s through wonderful local partnerships like these that our Foundation can provide even greater resources for our community’s health services,” said Natalie Meixner, Richmond Hospital Foundation’s president and CEO.

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

Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap presented a cheque to the Richmond Marine Rescue Society. Pictured with Yap are Ramon Crespo, Jason Boer, Kevin Robertson, Rob Hayman, Barry Hastings, and Marc Gregoire. The organization received this funding as part of the public safety gaming grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The Way Church helped 29 families this past Christmas by putting together hampers. The Way raised $5,890 in cash and one family signed up to do hampers for four families. The Way received free gift cards from Superstore, Wallmart, Costco, and London Drugs. In addition, Superstore and London Drugs agreed to remove limits on volume purchases, which made The Way’s dollar go a long way.

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Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Celebrating the contributions and success of women who live/work in Richmond, B.C.

To submit a nomination visit:www.tinyurl.com/2013Ethels or call 604-247-3733

NOMINATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

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