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City rejects prospect of East Richmond bridge One of five options floated by province to improve traffic conditions at tunnel

George Massey Tunnel •Four-lane tunnel opened in 1959 •Counter-flow system created in 1981 •Serves more than 80,000 vehicles per day •An open house on the tunnel replacement project is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at the Richmond Olympic Oval from 6 to 9 p.m. •Further open houses: March 14 at Sullivan Hall in Surrey from 6 to 9 p.m.; March 16 at Coast Tsawwassen Inn in Delta from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A new river crossing connecting No. 8 Road in East Richmond with Delta—an option proposed to alleviate tunnel congestion—is being flatly rejected by Richmond council. “I think it’s very destructive to Richmond itself, and particularly to East Richmond, and our council is dead set against it as am I,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. On Monday council formalized its opposition to one of five options pitched by the province to improve traffic flow at the George Massey Tunnel. Provincial officials revealed the options Monday, ahead of a second round of public consultations on tunnel improvement options. An open house is set for tonight (Wednesday) at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The option for a new crossing at No. 8 Road calls for the existing tunnel to be maintained. A new bridge or tunnel would link East Richmond with 80th Street in Delta and offer connections to Highway 91 in Richmond and the South Fraser Perimeter Road in Delta.

Brodie said although there’s long been fear of an East Richmond bridge—which would link to Port Metro Vancouver’s land—the city didn’t know it was a real possibility. “I am very disappointed that option would be actively considered,” he said. “This has been a suggestion that has been rejected by Richmond a number of times in the past.” Other options include replacing the tunnel with a new bridge, replacing the tunnel with a new tunnel, maintaining the tunnel and building a new adjacent crossing, and simply maintaining the existing tunnel. All options include upgrades

to the Highway 99 interchange at Steveston Highway. Of the options presented, replacing the existing tunnel with a new tunnel has the most appeal aesthetically and logistically, said Brodie. In a report to council, transportation director Victor Wei said a new East Richmond crossing would “undoubtedly impact” farmland and is contrary to the city’s long-term vision. A similar plan was also rejected by the city more than two decades ago, he told council. “As this option was not indicated as a key demand from the public through Phase 1 of public consultation, the rationale of reviving it for Phase 2 for the current public consultation is unclear to staff,” noted Wei. Coun. Harold Steves told The Richmond Review he favours a rapid transit line to alleviate tunnel congestion, along with new rules for trucks. The expansion of Deltaport— the largest container terminal in Canada—will boost container capacity by one-third in 2015. Further proposed expansion of the terminal would double total capacity—leading to more truck traffic at the tunnel. Steves suggested trucks should be banned on highways during rush hour, a measure long in place in Los Angeles. “There’s no need to build a bridge in the short term. Get the trucks out of there and people would be amazed of how the traffic changes,” said Steves.

A tunnel improvement option provincial officials are considering is maintaining the existing tunnel (1) and adding a new crossing (2) at No. 8 Road.

Owners need ID if pooch pooh-poohs rules New rules for animal owners as more ticket disputes move to adjudication system

Proposed new pet rules

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Dog owners caught scorning statutes for Snoopy must produce identification or face a $200 fine, according to proposed new rules at city hall. Stopping and showing photo ID when asked by a bylaw enforcement officer—if a person is suspected of possessing a bylaw-violating dog—is among a raft of changes to animal control regulations considered late Tuesday by a city council committee. An owner failing to leash a dog, for example, could face a $150 fine, and an additional $200 penalty upon refusing to be identified. “It formally makes it an offence to not provide identification,” explained Ted Townsend, city spokesperson. “Because it’s now an offence we would be able, for instance, to seek police assistance, and the police could intervene and require people to provide identification.” It’s among bylaw infractions proposed to be moved under the jurisdiction of the city’s bylaw violation dispute adjudication system, and away

If you disobey dog bylaws, having no I.D. could cost you more.

from provincial court. Currently the system is primarily used for disputes over parking tickets. “It’s always been the intention to move more of our bylaw matters (to the) adjudication process versus the courts,” said Townsend. “It’s just much more effective and efficient. It can take months if not years for bylaw matters to work their way through the courts.” Other proposed changes to animal control regulations include adding

new rules targeting dog owners who tether their pets. Councillors asked for the changes last September after hearing an appeal from the Ban Resident Dogs group. Current rules already prohibit use of choke collars and chains to secure animals, while new rules would require tethers to be at least three metres long. Also proposed is a one-hour limit to unattended tethering of an animal. Staff are also proposing new off-

•Owner in possession of a dog violating rules must produce ID for bylaw enforcement officer •Tethers must be at least 3 metres long and not attached to choke collar •No pet can be tethered longer than 1 hour in any 6 hour period •An animal must be in a fully enclosed travel cage fastened to vehicle if being transported in the uncovered exterior of a vehicle •Length of leash for dogs designated “dangerous” is 1.2 metres •Owner of dogs designated “dangerous” must be at least 19 years old leash areas for dogs to address demand and overcrowding in existing areas. Woodward’s Slough Park area, at the south end of Garden City Road, would become an area for licensed professional dog walkers. In Steveston Park, a temporary fenced off-leash area would become permanent. In Dover Park, a fenced off-leash area would be created on a six-month trial. City council must still approve the new measures.

YVR hosts luxury mall info session Vancouver Airport Authority officials are holding a public information session next week on a planned designer outlet mall on Sea Island. On Tuesday, March 19, the airport authority will share plans for the project, whose first phase is scheduled to be complete in fall 2014. The airport calls the mall an “exciting project that will increase the region’s destination appeal for travellers and local shoppers” that will create 1,000 new jobs. The mall is a joint project between the airport and London-based McArthurGlen Group. It will be built near the Templeton Station of the Canada Line. The information session takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 inside the airport’s International Terminal, at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii Jade Canoe sculpture.


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Notice of Public Hearing Monday, March 18, 2013 – 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall

6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items:

Purpose: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8994 (Residential Visitor Parking Signage)

Purpose: To issue a Temporary Commercial Use Permit to allow the retail sale of outdoor power equipment as an accessory use.

To insert a new Development Permit Guideline regarding way finding signage to visitor parking spaces for multi-family residential uses.

City Contact:

City Contact:

Cynthia Lussier, 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department

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City of Richmond

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16360 River Road

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Berane Construction Ltd.

Purpose: To amend the “Light Industrial (IL)” zoning district to add site-specific density limitations and use restrictions related to commercial vehicle parking and storage and outdoor storage activities and to rezone the subject property from “Golf Course (GC)” to “Light Industrial (IL)” to permit use of the property for commercial vehicle parking and 07/09/12 storage, outdoor storage and development of a future light industrial building.

Original Date:

Revision Date:

Note: Dimensions are in METRES

City Contact:

2) Future, new sites proposed to permit a coach house are rezoned to a new RCH1 zone with revised use, density, setback, height, subdivision, lot depth & size, landscaping & screening, on-site parking, and other regulations/provisions. Holger Burke, 604-276-4164 Planning and Development Department

3. Richmond Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8993 (Townhouse Tandem Parking) & Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8994 (Residential Visitor Parking Signage) Location/s:

City-Wide (All of Richmond)

Applicant/s:

City of Richmond

Purpose: Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8993 (Townhouse Tandem Parking) To permit a maximum of 50% tandem parking spaces in all standard and site specific townhouse zones (except those that already permit 100% tandem parking), to require one tandem parking space to have a wider space if

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City Contact:

Fred Lin, 604-247-4627 Planning and Development Department

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3531 Bayview Street

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Cotter Architects Inc.

Purpose: To create “Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU22) – Steveston Commercial”, and to rezone the subject property from “Light Industrial (IL)” to “Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU22) – Steveston Commercial”, to permit the development of a mixed commercial / residential building with 6 apartments over ground floor retail, over one level of partially below grade parking. City Contact:

Barry Konkin, 604-276-4279 Planning and Development Department

City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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How to obtain further information: RZ 12-615239 • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www.richmond. ca/cityhall/council/agendas/hearings/2013.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 March 8, 2013 and ending March 18, 2013, 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 March 8, 2013 and North Arm F raser R ending iverMarch 18, 2013. Participating in the Public Hearing process: • The Public Hearing is open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by the proposed bylaw, you may make a presentation or submit written comments at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office by 4 pm on the date of the Public Hearing as follows: • By E-mail: using the on-line form at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/about.htm • By Standard Mail: 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 04/01/10 02/06/13 BC, V6Y 2C1, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • By Fax: 604-278-5139, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/ hearings/about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-276-4007. • All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone. David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Office Original Date:

Revision Date:

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Original Date: 08/02

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Volunteers ready for a slough of art

Art About Finn Slough •March 13 to 17 at Richmond Cultural Centre’s Performance Hall •Open during centre hours, beginning 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14 and ending 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17; Celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 15 •Free admission; contact tidetables@hotmail.com for more information

Annual exhibition of artwork about tiny Richmond village returns

City Board Asphalt paving advisory February 20 to March 31, 2013 The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the following location in Richmond from February 20 to March 31:

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A four-hour period at Richmond Cultural Centre’s Performance Hall tonight (Wednesday) is “organized chaos,” according to the founder of an annual art show celebrating Finn Slough. But, Nadeane Trowse said, it’s also like Christmas. Since 2000, artists bring their works to the cultural centre for a four-day exhibition called Art About Finn Slough. Volunteers open the doors to artists—with their two favourite works in tow—at 4 p.m., and by 8 p.m. artwork is registered and displayed, ready for Thursday’s 1 p.m. opening. Plenty of preparation goes into the show, but as with any call for art, there is mystery and excitement as to what—and who— will show up. The idea for the show started with Trowse, a Finn Slough resident since 1989, who took notice of the many artists the small South Arm community attracted—artists who didn’t recognize they were, in a way, colleagues, making art with the same subject material. “That was kind of a nice way to make the artists and the art relate to each other, rather than just being random people subtly discovering something. They also had a place for the art itself to have a conversation and reflect back to the community,” said Trowse. Presented with the Finn Slough Heritage and Wetlands Society, this year’s exhibition carries the theme, “Small is Beautiful and Historic: Celebrating the Big River and the Small Village.” All art about Finn Slough is welcome, including paintings, photography, sculptures, wood works, films, ceramics, poetry and short written reflections. Since the show began, organizers have watched artists bring new techniques to their work, particularly photographers, some of whom continue to adopt new technology

• Knight Street – North and south bound lanes to Cambie Road overpass

Work hours will be 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m on weekdays, and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. on weekends. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane and there may be temporary lane closures. Delays may occur. The use of an alternate route is strongly encouraged.

Finn Slough Heritage and Wetland Society photo A view from Finn Slough, a historic community of wooden sheds and shacks still home to about 30 people.

and change their work. Three-dimensional artwork has also brought change—as detailed carvings of waterfowl were included in the show for the first time last year.

The slough is a regular draw for a variety of artists, who see beauty in the small fishing village home to about 30 people who live in pile-supported houses as small as 400

square feet. The community, at the south end of No. 4 Road, owes its existence to a group of Finnish people who arrived in the area in the early 1890s.

This work is weather dependent and dates are subject to change without notice. Questions may be directed to Wasim Memon, Supervisor, Engineering Inspections, at 604-276-4189, or visit the City’s paving program webpage at www.richmond.ca (City Services > Roads, Dykes, Water & Sewers > Construction Projects > 2013 Paving). City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

EDITORIAL: Ethels Tibbits Awards success hangs on people

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here was a lot to take in at the 20th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards on Friday at Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.

A new Wall of Fame, in recognition of the 90 previous Ethels winners since the fundraising luncheon’s inception in 1994, was unveiled. A massive ice sculpture adorned the lobby outside the banquet hall, and the silent auction was dotted with dozens of donations from local businesses supporting Nova House’s battered women’s shelter. But the event’s success truly begins and ends with the people. Yes, the women nominated by the community for their tremendous contributions are a big part of the Ethels. All of them are winners, really, but a handful earn extra praise by winning the prestigious Ethels trophy, and thereby joining the elite ranks of a real who’s who in the Richmond community. But beyond the nominees, is the nominators who support them, and the people who take time out of their day to applaud them by attending the luncheon, that makes the Ethels so special every year. The amazing multi-media presentation, banquet room decor, and the food and prizes, are really just the trimming. They’re lovely, to be sure, but not the backbone of the event. In its early days, it was the baredown basics that turned a modest

Paul Duchart photo

Ethel Tibbits Pioneer Award winner Irene Frith.

annual event attended by a few dozen into a local institution that draws up to 400 people.

As one nominee suggested, the Ethels have become Richmond’s answer to the Oscars, a fitting

tribute to the women who work tirelessly to make this community rich, and true to this city’s name.

Ethnic strategy is nothing new

B.C. Views

Tom Fletcher

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he B.C. legislature session ends this week. It can’t come quickly enough for Premier Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals.

This is also the week we see the rest of the fallout from “ethnic-gate,” as the latest controversy over partisan activity by political staff has been clumsily labelled. Someone handed the NDP opposition an internal memo setting out a strategy for

ethnic “outreach” that strayed into forbidden territory, suggesting that ethnic-friendly government events could be staged and participants’ names collected and turned over to the party. “This secret plan clearly demonstrates the Liberals are deliberately folding government resources and staff into their party’s campaign machinery, despite rules that forbid this,” thundered NDP house leader John Horgan. “We’ve seen this before, with the Liberals’ efforts to run a secret committee to subvert the public process around Burnaby Hospital, and in the attack website created by caucus staff and launched by the Liberal party.” Casual observers might see this as a disturbing new development in misuse of public resources. It’s disturbing, all right, but it’s hardly new. The “attack website” Horgan refers to is a case in point. While a website target-

ing NDP leader Adrian Dix was being cooked up in the B.C. Liberal bunker, a similar effort was being developed in NDP research down the hall. This partisan message detailed all the worthwhile things that could be done with the government’s $15 million advertising budget singing the praises of the government’s “jobs plan.” But this one carried the logo of the NDP caucus, so it was within the rules. The average person, seeing two groups of staff on the public payroll, each slagging the other, might not detect much of a difference. The biggest headline from the leaked memo was its reference to generating “quick wins” for the election campaign by staging apologies for historic racial injustices. It mentioned how former premier Gordon Campbell delivered a solemn apology in 2008 for the decision to turn away a ship carrying Sikh refugees from

Vancouver harbour – shortly after the outbreak of the First World War. What does a modern provincial premier accomplish by apologizing for a federal immigration decision made in 1915? Why would another premier now feel the need to apologize for a federal “head tax” imposed on Chinese immigrants from 1885 to 1923? The answer is obvious. Again, don’t expect much to change with an NDP government. Asked last week if he would stage an apology for the head tax, Dix delivered a well-rehearsed history lesson that made it clear he is anxious to do so. Welcome to politics in an urbanized, globalized media culture. It’s more important to put on a show than to do the right thing. Hospitals are announced three times before they’re built, then announced again when they are staffed. Politics is a lucrative career. Former B.C. Liberal MLA

Lorne Mayencourt is one of the additional “outreach” staff hand-picked by Clark. The B.C. Liberals retort that the NDP caucus has a similar staffer named Gabriel Yiu, who has taken three leaves of absence to run for MLA, and is in practical terms a professional NDP candidate. Yiu is running for a fourth time in Vancouver-Fraserview, having been defeated in 2009 by former West Vancouver police chief Kash Heed. That campaign was notorious for anonymous Chinese-language pamphlets claiming the NDP favours legalizing drugs and imposing a “death tax” on inheritance. This latest scandal might produce meaningful reform. But the misuse of public money to further the interests of political parties is deeply entrenched. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.


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Canadians need to rediscover their spirit Editor: With the situations that have occurred over the last few weeks it seems our country is fracturing along ethnic fault lines aided and abetted by venal politicians. I wonder where the spirit of the 2010 Olympics has gone when we saw those fantastic street scenes of people all wearing the red shirt and united in their pride for being Canadians. When Sidney Crosby scored the overtime goal to win the gold

medal it seems as though we owned the world. Now we have politicians offering more and more bribes to more and more ethnic communities in the hope of securing their votes, while completely ignoring vast swatches of other voters. It has gotten so bad that the ethnic communities themselves are disgusted. Isn’t there any politicians who realize that there are millions of people who only want to be called Canadians, not be hyphenated,

who love the culture of this country and all it stands for. Whether we are in the noisy minority or the silent majority every vote is equal to another and by continually pandering to special interest groups resentment is growing. Politicians and the leaders of these ethnic communities owe it to all Canadians to be uniting forces instead of being divisive influences. Let’s get the Olympic spirit back again. Alan Halliday Richmond

Merchants welcoming, bylaw officers aren’t Editor: Don’t come to Steveston! A $3 cupcake could cost you an extra $45. Recently, my husband dropped me off in front of a bakery so that I could purchase a cupcake. I have health problems and find walking long distances or standing for long periods difficult. So, rather than drive around the block and leave me waiting, he let me out and moved a few spots down the street and stopped the car at the end of the parking row. We were not in a parking spot, but he remained in the car and I was

out for perhaps ninety seconds. We did not block traffic in any way. In spite of this a parking attendant handed him a $45 ticket. He could easily have said told us to move the car and my husband would have complied

immediately. In fact, the parking attendant took longer to write the ticket than I was out of the car. We try to support local business, but sometimes it is challenging. The local merchants might welcome you,

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Sharks surpass expectations by Don Fennell Sports Editor Les Hamaguchi couldn’t be more proud of the Steveston-London Sharks. Not even if they’d won the provincial championship. “It’s a more than satisfying feeling and pretty special when you actually exceed your goals,” said the coach of the ninth-place team at the 2013 B.C. high school AAA senior girls’ basketball tournament, which wrapped up Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Though it was their goal all season, the Sharks were long shots just to make it to the sweet 16. That they did speaks volumes about their character, not to mention their un-

derrated athletic skill. “I have to admit I’m still a little amazed how everything in the last couple of weeks came together for this group,” said Hamaguchi, who made it to the BC’s by upsetting Burnaby South in the zone playoffs. “Every player played the best basketball they’ve played in their lives for a four-day period (in Langley).” The Sharks were by far the smallest team at the provincials. Hamaguchi, only half jokingly, said when they entered the arena some people in the stands thought they had made a wrong turn and were instead a junior team. (The junior provincials were also held in Langley at the same time). But once the Sharks took to the

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Palmer 7th at AA boys’ hoops finals It’s wait till next year for the R.C. Palmer Griffins, after a seventh-place finish at the B.C. AA high school boys’ basketball championship which wrapped up Saturday in Kamloops. After a dominating 86-60 win over Delview in their opening game, Palmer was eliminated from title contention in

a 76-70 loss to Lambrick Park. After rebounding with a 97-86 win over Archbishop Carney before losing the fifth-place game 69-60 to Steve Nash’s old high school alma mater St. Michaels University School. Jamie Madewan of the Griffins was selected as a second team all-star.

McMath 7th at juniors Fans of R.A. McMath’s Grade 9 girls’basketball team had a lot to cheer about last weekend, after the team clawed its way to seventh at the B.C. junior (Grade 10) championship in Langley. McMath outscored Mt. Baker 40-32 in their opener before losing to No. 1 seed and eventual provincial champion Mouat 58-34 and dropping a 40-36 nailbiter to No. 6 Kelowna. McMath finished up with a 41-17 win over No. 5 ranked Claremont. Jessica Jones was named a second team all-star. This was especially fitting as McMath coach Anne GillrieCarre, who has been coaching in Richmond for several decades, had also coached Jessica’s mother, Teresa DeBou, in 1984-85 at Steveston High in the provincials.

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sports Graduates fashion youth to adult soccer model First-year team wins division by Don Fennell Sports Editor The ascent from youth to adult soccer has been remarkably smooth for the Graduates, a first-year Richmond Senior Soccer Association team that only a season ago was still playing in the local boys’ league. To say their inaugural campaign in the RSSA has been anything less than remarkable would be an understatement, as the Graduates compiled a 121-5 record through the regular season to earn the Second Division championship. They’ll next challenge for President’s Cup honours, beginning with a first-round playoff match against the McNair Shooters which placed eighth in the First Division. The Graduates’ numbers further reflect their impressive RSSA debut. Not only did they allow the fewest goals against—13— in the Second Division

(eight fewer than the second closest team Monday Knights), but their 53 goals for was send highest behind Young FC. Individually, Dougie Long had the second most goals—17—in the division, just two off the pace set by Ranger Dylan Acheson. Andrew Bell added nine goals, which was eighth best.  “It is extremely rare to see a new team of recently-graduated youth players claim a division championship in their first year,” said RSSA president Steve Valenzuela. “It is a testament to the quality of young players being produced by our youth system. The Graduates have proved themselves worthy of promotion to the First Division next year.” Brett Livingstone, comanager of the Graduates with Mark Fletcher, attributes the team’s success to the leadership and work ethic from every player. “We played every game for each other and for the future of the club,” said Livingstone. “And (coach) Mike Rubinstein has been a major contributor to our

club as well.” Richmond youth soccer chair Doug Long hopes the Graduates’ success will inspire more graduating youth teams to move up to the RSSA. He believes there could be a systemic shift from youth to adult soccer. Long said the Graduates plan to participate in the RSSA’s six-a-side league in the spring along with perhaps another RYSA team and the affiliated Steveston Park Rangers. “In addition to placing players on RYSA-sponsored teams at the adult level, our mandate also includes assisting graduating players to find spots on other teams,” he said. Winners last week of the Don Taylor League Cup, the All Blacks added the Premier Division title to their trophy collection this week with a 4-0 shutout of AC Richmond. All Blacks edged out Athletics by a single point for the division pennant, a race that was neck and neck down the stretch. Athletics held a two-point lead most of the way until the second last week when the underdog

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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WHITAKER STRATTON PHILIP August 18, 1990 February 12, 2013 Beloved son of Ben and Lynne Whitaker and loving brother to Grant, Stratton passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2013 at the age of 22 in Richmond General Hospital. Stratton was a treasured grandson of Pat and Diana McCarter and Doug and Jean Whitaker. Stratton will also be mourned and forever missed by many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. Stratton had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This, however, did not define him. He was strong, patient and kind. Quiet by nature, he loved being around his family and friends. He had a keen wit and a dry sense of humor that everyone enjoyed. For many years he played power wheelchair soccer. He was a member of the Vancouver Lightning Powersoccer team that competed around Vancouver, in Penticton and from time to time in tournaments in the United States. In October of 2011 Stratton was selected to play on the Canadian Powersoccer team that competed in the World Cup in Paris, France. A Celebration of Stratton’s life will be held at Quilchena Golf Club (3551 Granville Ave., Richmond) on April 6, 2013 from 2:00 till 4:00. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to either SportAbility, Canuck Place, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada or Make A Wish Foundation, all of which, played an important part in Stratton’s life.

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SUPER B DUMP DRIVERS Local Haul Drivers Needed for the following positions;

Full Time - Day & Nights Casual Part Time & Saturdays Class 1 license req. Preference will be given to applicants with previous Super B & Mountain driving experience. SUMAS TRANSPORT INC. is a locally owned & operated transport company with a Competitive Compensation Package. Interested applicants please fax resume and drivers abstract Attn. Darcy (1)604-852-2650 or e-mail leslie@sumastransport.ca TEAM Drivers required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experiance and a clean driving record. $22.50 per hour. Please fax resume to Blue Land Transportation. at 604-7771049.

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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HELP WANTED

Five Star Building Maintenance has immediate F/T and P/T openings for reliable Light Duty Cleaners in the Richmond and Vancouver area. Day shifts only (weekdays/weekends). We offer training programs, attractive wages and beneďŹ ts. Fax resume to: 604.435.0516 or email to: staff@ďŹ vestarbc.ca

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$294.00 DAILY MAILING POSTCARDS! Guaranteed Legit Work. Register Online! www.ThePostcardGuru.com ZNZ Referral Agents Needed! $20$95/Hr! www.FreeJobPosition.com Multiple $100 Payments To Your Bank! www.SuperCashDaily.com More Amazing Opportunities @ www.LegitCashJobs.com

8 Long-haul truck drivers reqd. Sal: $23.00/hr. F/T, Pmt. 1+ yrs. exp. Class A or 1 Licence & willingness to travel for ext. periods req. Duties; Operate, drive straight or articulated trucks. Transport goods and materials. Plan schedules and routes. Oversee condition of the vehicle. Lang: English. Contact: Inderjeet from Freight Link Express in Richmond, BC. Please apply at freight_link@yahoo.ca or fax 604.272.0299

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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114 21st Century Flea Market. MAR 17 10am-3pm. Croatian Cultural Ctr. 3250 Commercial Dr. Adm $5.

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LABOURERS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 159

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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MEDICAL/DENTAL

MEDICAL SECRETARY required for one doctor specialty practice in Richmond. Fax resume to 604-2703283.

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS Data Entry/Accounting Clerk - F/T required for growing Richmond based contracting firm. Preference given to those with 2-4 years experience. Required skills: Accurate data entry, strong understanding of accounting functions, time management skills, teamwork, and excellent command of written and oral English. Compensation $13.00 - $16.00 per hour + benefits.

Email Resumes to: Ashton2@telus.net

TEACHERS

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BC Muslim Association in Richmond is hiring an Imam F/T & Perm. Duties include: Lead daily prayers & Jummah salah; organize & deliver Islamic lectures; solemnize marriage & burial ceremonies; religious teaching (Arabic & Quran classes); provide counselling services; conduct Dawahs programs to non-muslims; Establish open dialogue & communication to provide religious guidance. Requirements: Bachelor degree in Religious studies or Islamic studies; at least 5 years exp as Imam; Sunni Muslim & well versed in Shariah & Islamic Juriprudence; Computer literate; Fluent in English & Arabic; Ability to interact & guide youth & public members; Preferably have memorized the Holy Quran. Salary: based on qualification & experience. Email resume to: bcma@shawcable.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

ALUMINUM FABRICATOR A great opportunity to learn and grow with a growing product line!! Work involves: Cutting and mitering of extrusions. Drilling, machining, routering. Installation of hardware such as hinges and locks. Assembly/Packaging. Required skills: Experience with aluminum cutting and milling equipment. Ability to read manufacturing drawings. Working knowledge of English. Stella Custom Glass Hardware is located in Richmond. Email resume and cover letter to info@stellaglasshardware.com

JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC? Great opportunity in Kitimat BC. If you love the outdoor life style, OK Tire is looking for you. Excellent opportunity good remuneration & benefits for the successful applicant with the option to eventually. Own your own business. Fax resume to 1-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or email :momack@citywest.ca

HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

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

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COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT & DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Positions avail. in Surrey. Cummins, Detroit Diesel and MTU engine experience considered an asset.

Union Shop ~ Full Benefits. Forward Resume to Fax: 604-888-4749 E-mail:ars@cullendiesel.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, aggressive, self starter for a full time truck and trailer mechanic for full time position. If you are interested in this exciting and unique opportunity!

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

VOLUNTEERS

UBC RESEARCH: Vision Laboratory at Children’s Hospital needs volunteers (4-6yrs) with good vision and hearing for a study on visual perception. Study involves computer games. Honorarium paid. Email opthalrl@cw.bc.ca or call 8752345x7853.

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

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Bayview, English, Ewen, Gerrard, Hayashi, Moncton

195

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

30

14100230

1st Ave, Chatham St (Steveston)

30

14201154

5000 Blk Williams Rd

70

Cormorant Crt, Steveston Hwy

52

14401659

11000 Blk Steveston Hwy

92

14402442

Garden City Rd, Pigott Rd, Dr

104

14401714

9000-10000 Blk of Shell Rd

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Seacliff Rd, Seahaven Dr, Pl, Seamount Rd Seagrave Rd, Seaton Crt, Pl, Rd, Seavale Rd, Seahurst Pl, Rd, Seaward Crt/ Gate, Seaway Rd Bunting Ave, Kestrel Dr, Lapwing Cres

76 89 78 79

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JUNK REMOVAL

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

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604.587.5865 C & C Electrical Mechanical • ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

604-475-7077 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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GARDENING

AWARD WINNERS Hedges, trees, liming. A & B Landscaping (604)202-3893 YARD CLEAN-UP, Lawn cut, power raking, aerating, hedge trimming, & fertilizing. Senior disc.604-773-0075

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

QUALITY RENO’S Comm/Res. Specializing in kitch/bath/bsmt. Ref avail. Free est. Greg (604)771-6615

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MOVING & STORAGE

341

www.recycleitcanada.ca

PRESSURE WASHING

Pressure Washing Sidewalks, Driveways & Patios. Local 604-802-9033

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TREE SERVICES

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS EXCEL ROOFING LTD. Specializing in Re-Roofs, New Roofs, Repairs. All kinds of roofing. ON TIME SERVICE Guaranteed Work - Best Price Free Estimates

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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PETS

Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

CKC RGST. Great Pyrenees Pups 9 wks. old 1st. shots, Hlth guar. $1200, free delivery. Vet chk. www.kindercubkennel.com 250998-4697

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140

329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

Call JR 604-247-3712

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14301274

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PAINT SPECIAL

14100277

Number of Papers

356

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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PLUMBING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Great Pyrenees pups, M/F, 11 weeks, 1st/2nd shot, parents on site. $500/ea. (604)798-5069

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

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $45/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

604-653-5928

Call Roya 604-247-3710 Route

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RECYCLE-IT!

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANIC

130

Kids and Adults Needed

PERSONAL SERVICES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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

338

PLUMBING

Gormond Rd, Jesmond Ave,

60

4000 Blk Francis Rd

21

14901162

Cabot Dr, McCallan Rd, Railway Ave

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

C & C Electrical Mechanical

5000 Blk Blundell Rd

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7000 Blk No 2 Rd

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14902122

7000 Blk No 1 Rd, Tyson Pl

63

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

125

14902054

3000 Blk Granville Ave

14901216

Donald, Grandy, Udy Rd

79

14903075

Johnson Ave, Pearkes Dr, Tolmie Ave

105

14903077

Richards Dr, Semlin Dr, Trutch Ave

55

14800084

Azure Rd, Gt, Christina Rd, Otter Pl, Tranquille Pl

112

14201133

Hermitage Dr

89

bradsjunkremoval.com

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $1000 (604)308-5665

#1 AAA Rubbish Removal

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

604.220.JUNK(5865)

21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service FREE ESTIMATES

Joe 604-250-5481

14202013

14901174

RUBBISH REMOVAL

A & B JUNKERS Junk & Garden waste removal. Worksafe & Insured. (604)202-3893

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

14202262

14901175

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604-475-7077 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

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

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Shih Tzu/poodle x pup, 8 wks, 1st shots, family raised, M/F, mixed colours. $495. (604)858-9770

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PETS

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357

PETS

OF PET THE WEEK

“STATHAM” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

STATHAM, ID #290632, 3 YEARS 1 MONTH, NM, DLH Hello! My name is Statham. I came to the shelter when a kind person saw me get hit by a car. After a vet check, I have no injuries (lucky boy I am!!) and I am now awaiting my forever home. I am a very calm, laid back boy who enjoys attention. If you think I am your cat and you would like to give me a forever home, please come down to the centre and meet me.

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RENOVATIONS

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A DIVISION OF NOLAN YARD WORKS

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

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GARAGE SALES

MULTI Fam Garage Sale Sat Mar 9th 9-12 (South Arm United Church) 11051 No 3 Rd at Steveston Hwy. Misc new and used, Avon, photos, jewellery etc.

REAL ESTATE HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We Will Buy Your House, Quick Cash & Private! Mortgage Too High & House Won’t Sell? Can’t Make Payments? We Lease Your House, Make Your Payments & Buy It Later!

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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.

RICHMOND Citation Drive. 1 Bdrm, clean, 1 pkng, clubhouse facility, avail now, $900/mo. 604-270-2135 or 604-875-6026.

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

603

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

6 bdrm Family Home- $436,700. 34129 King Road, Abbotsford OPEN HOUSE Mar. 16, 1pm-4pm

HOMES FOR RENT

HOME SWEET HOME

RENTALS 700

RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No QualiďŹ cation Required! FLEXIBLE TERMS! Cloverdale 60th &176th Spacious 742sf. 1 bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req. 604-657-9422

ACREAGE

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LIVINGROOM SUITE 3/pce-sofa & lazy boys,space heaters, bar stools, lots of other household goods. Call for more info: 604-908-6919.

REAL ESTATE

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND

MISC. FOR SALE

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Senior's Discount!

GREAT Location, 1 & 2 bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, 1 pkg, storage, coin laundry, elevator, steps to all shops, transit, schools & parks, NS, NP, lease, Avail Now! from $915/m 604-241-3772

DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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2BR/1BATH apt in Central Richmond Housing Co-op, $987/mth. Approx. 850 sq ft. Up one flight of stairs, no elevator. Avail. March 1st. Participation in Co-op activities mandatory. Share purchase = $1,974. Complete application form on website: http://www.chf.bc.ca/what-co-ophousing/find-a-co-op/blueberr yvale-co-op Across Kwantlen 2 Bdrm incl heat, h/w, d/w, 1 sec’d prkg, o/d pool. N/P $1095. Apr 1. Gerry 604-273-4785

WEST CONCRETE

We specialize in driveway, sidewalk, patio, foundation and retaining wall, all kinds of concrete jobs. We also do fencing jobs.

SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term NEWER - only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, Fully Equipped 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Floor to ceiling storage + storage room in garage. 6 S/S appli. D/W, W/D, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. NO - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping & transit. Close to schools. $1800/month. Available. May 1.

604.488.9161 RICHMOND 4/bdrms, 2.5 baths, 5/appli. fncd yard. Nr Schl & transit. N/P. April 1. $2000. 778-888-3212. WEST RICHMOND. Spac. 4 bdrm upper w/priv 1 bdrm ste down. W/W, 6 appls, garage, fenced. Avail now. N/P. $1795. 604-833-2103

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Royal B.C. Museum’s Alien’s Among Us exhibit at Richmond Nature Park

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To mark the arrival of the Royal B.C. Museum’s Alien’s Among Us exhibit, the nature park held a grand opening event last Saturday with games for children, face painting and live music and storytelling. “It’s something different for us,” said Kristine Bauder the Richmond Nature Park co-ordinator. “It’s nice to have something fresh and new.” Aliens Among Us features examples of various organisms including plants, mammals and

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marine life that have been found in B.C. but are non-native to the province. “The beauty of this exhibit is it’s very timely,” Bauder said. Invasive species are on everyone’s minds right now, particularly after a snakehead fish was spotted in Burnaby, she said. The exhibit aims to help educate the public and help them understand why the introduction of non-native species into the ecosystem is of concern.

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20th Ethels was a record-setter Fundraising luncheon honouring local women raised tens of thousands for Nova House shelter by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

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t was a special year that became a record-setter thanks to the support of the community.

The 20th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport was a reunion of sorts for dozens of past winners, as well as organizers involved in the earliest days of the fundraiser for Chimo Community Services and local women’s charities. Held on International Women’s Day, last Friday’s luncheon marked a momentous time in the event’s history, with the unveiling of a Wall of Fame honouring the contributions made by 90 previous Ethels winners to the local community. The winners in six categories embodied the spirit of Ethel Tibbits—the pioneering

publisher of The Richmond Review, who was fearless in speaking out on social issues, including the internment of the Japanese during World War II—none more so than Irene Frith, whose career achievements included being the first woman to run for the mayor’s seat, the first female chair of the Fraser Harbour Port Authority, and running a business in the 1960s when female business owners were virtually unheard of. A special video about Frith’s accomplishments brought the luncheon to a climactic conclusion, as she received a standing ovation from the crowd as she was escorted toward the stage by her son, Richmond Centre MLA Rob Howard. Mary Kemmis, publisher of The Richmond Review, said this year’s fundraiser raised more than $30,000 for Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence. “It’s an awe-inspiring celebration of women and their achievements in our community as well as a source of much-needed funds to support women and their children who turn to Nova House at a time of need,” said Kemmis, who emceed the event. Dayah Johal, named the winner in the Youth category, drew a chorus of chuckles and one of the loudest responses of the

Paul Duchart photo Irene Frith was honoured as the Pioneer Award winner at this year’s Ethel Tibbits Awards. She attended the awards with her family.

night when she proclaimed: “It was so worth skipping school today for this.” She added: “When you bring a positive attitude you can really accomplish anything.” Richmond Chinese Community Society volunteer Clara Chow, winner of the community (volunteer) award, said it was a great surprise to receive the award and that she will “work harder to be seen as a role model to my children, to our youth, and to serve the country and community better.” The winners in the other categories were: Cady Xu, business; Shirley Olafsson, sports;

Annette Jakubowski/Heather Joosten-Fair, arts; Ella Huang, community (professional). The event’s financial success was buoyed by increasing support from previous sponsors, including Coast Capital Savings, and the addition of new sponsors, including Blundell Centre/Conway Richmond Estates, which sponsored the Pioneer award. “Coast Capital Savings is committed to helping build a richer future for youth,” said Coast Capital’s Rachel Dick. Coast Capital became a Pink Diamond sponsor this year, and presented the youth award.

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Hon. Linda Reid, MLA

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Linda Reid has been the MLA in Richmond East since 1991. She is currently the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

“It is about the girls and women in our lives. My heartfelt congratulations to all the Ethel Tibbits recipients and nominees.”

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rene Frith remembers meeting people in her travels who were awed by her city’s “rich” name.

“It means one thing, that we’re lucky to be here,” she told a crowd at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport Friday afternoon. Frith, like pioneering Richmond Review publisher Ethel Tibbits, was a trailblazer for women and a community builder. She was the first woman to run for the mayor’s seat in Richmond in the 1970s after sitting on city council, ran a personnel placement and secretarial services firm in the 1960s at a time when female business owners were virtually non-existent, and became the first female port authority chair of the North Fraser Harbour Commission in 1989. Frith was recognized for her lifetime of achievements when she was handed the prestigious Pioneer Award at the 2013 Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards. “Richmond has been kind to me. They’re wonderful people in this community and they always have been.” Since the introduction of the Pioneer Award in 2009, six local women have been honoured for their lifelong contributions to the community. Standing in front of the hotel’s packed ballroom, Frith called it “amazing” so many people came out to honour Richmond women, reflecting on her early days hosting gatherings at the old Minoru Hall for a couple dozen people. “I’m just amazed that this many people would turn out for something like this, and I thank every one of you. It means so much to me,” she said. Paul Duchart photo Previous winners of the Pioneer Award are Frances Clark, Lois Carson-Boyce, Sally Houston, Olive Bassett Irene Frith was recognized for her lifetime of achievements. and Jennifer Larson.

Here’s To Women of Distinction May We Know Them May We Be Them May We Raise Them

Congratulations to this year’s Ethel Tibbits Award Recipients & Nominees. Your passion and dedication transforms our community.

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Ella Huang recognized as a community role model

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lla Huang serves as executive director of Richmond Centre for Disability—and is now an Ethel Tibbits Woman of Distinction.

Paul Duchart photo Clara Chow won the Ethel Tibbits Award for Community Volunteer.

Clara Chow honoured for volunteer work

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ince moving to Canada in 2003, Clara Chow has volunteered to help bridge the cultural gap for newcomers to Canada.

Her volunteer work with numerous local groups was recognized with a Community Award at this year’s Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards. Winning in a category with several other selfless nominees came as a great surprise to Chow, who said she started volunteering in Canada in 2004 because she appreciated the efforts of other volunteers who worked for the betterment of their communities. “We have so many lovely people here who are so kindhearted and dedicated to helping people have a better life,” she said in accepting her award. “I will promise I will work harder to be seen as a role model to my children to our youth and to serve the country and community better.” Chow is a longtime member of the Richmond Chinese Community Society, and, as a director, has organized numerous events to display Chinese culture to the broader community. Chow also helped start the society’s youth group, served on the board of directors for Literacy BC, helped local residents who

found themselves forced out of their condos due to a plane crash and is playing a key role in fundraising efforts for a variety of causes. Also nominated:

Charmis de Boer, Beverley Drayton, Gloria Lauris Elkholy, Donna Gillette, Magdalen R. Leung, Barb Nimchuk/Tracy Paldy, Deneanne Quamme, Mary Scott, Gloria Sweder, Louise Young.

Huang won in the Community-Professional category at Friday’s awards banquet. She is recognized as a role model who gladly offers her wealth of knowledge and assistance to those seeking help in navigating the social service system. Paul Duchart photo Huang is also known as Ella Huang won the Ethel Tibbits Award for Comunity Professional. She received committed, enthusias- her award from Review publisher Mary Kemmis, Richmond Centre’s Maria Valley tic and professional in and Mayor Malcolm Brodie. her work as a champion for inclusive values in tion, and said it’s a true “When I started work- rewarding Canadian the community. honour to receive the experience.” On Friday she told the ing at the Richmond award. Huang thanked her Centre for Disability, I crowd that a new life Also nominated: Anstaff and directors at realized what this new started for her upon gela Soon, Wendy Toyer, the No. 3 Road charilife had in store for me: arriving in Canada in Rosalie Walls. table service organizaa unique, exciting and 1996.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Wendy Toyer, Executive Director ALS Society of BC

Ethel Tibbits was an amazing woman and I am honoured to have been nominated for an award in her name. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a cruel and devastating disease that destroys the voluntary muscles of the body at the same time your senses are rarely affected. ALS can happen to anyone at anytime. The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct and emotional support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. Through assisting research, we are committed to find the cause of, and cure for ALS. As the executive director for the ALS Society of BC, I have the pleasure of working with an army of volunteers located in Richmond and throughout the province. Optimism is our weapon in the war against ALS. Working together we can, and will win this war. Please support the Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS that will take place May 25th at Garry Point Park, Steveston www.walkforals.ca .

Paul Duchart photo Cady Xu receives her Ethel Tibbits Award for Business from Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis and Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

Cady Xu recognized for her entertaining business

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Xu won in the category of Business for her dedication to community through Stage One Academy, a private arts academy specializing in singing, dancing and acting. A single mother inspired by her two daughters and a passion for the arts, Xu founded the academy three years ago, and since then over 1,000 people have attended academy programs. Xu, who came to Canada in 2006, believes in giving back to her community, and has sponsored community events while hiring mostly local artists to work at her 10,000 square foot facility. “To receive this award is such an amazing honour,” she said. Also nominated: Erin Berkyto, Jana Yackel


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Paul Duchart photo Shirley Olafsson receives the Ethel Tibbits Award for Sports from Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmins, Richmond Review editor Bhreandáin Clugston and Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

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One of just 10 Canadians to carry the 2008 Paralympic torch in Beijing, Olafsson gave 3,400 local elementary students the chance to share in Olympic glory by giving each a chance to run a with the torch. Olafsson, 85, won an Ethel Tibbits Sports Award Friday, recognizing her sporting achievements and volunteer efforts in coaching grade 6 and 7 girls in track and field, basketball and curling. The Richmond woman has been twice inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame—once as an athlete and once as a Canadian championship basketball team member. Also nominated: Debbie Pyne.

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Heather Joosten-Fair and Annette Jakubowski recognized in the arts

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nnette Jakubowski and Heather Joosten-Fair share a vision and passion for dance, and bringing out the best in every individual.

Over the past 26 years, they have made it possible for hundreds of dancers to receive excellent training on Canada’s West Coast, including some who are now recognized around the world. Jakubowski and Joosten-Fair—artistic directors at Richmond Academy of Dance— were recognized with an Ethel Tibbits Arts Award last Friday. In accepting the award, the joint recipients reflected on former Review publisher Ethel Tibbits, who JoostenFair said is an example of strength and courage who helped pave the

Paul Duchart photo Annette Jakubowski and Heather Joosten-Fair were honoured for their contributions to the arts.

way for women today. “She was so generous, she cared about our community and all the citizens and that is what makes this award so special to us.” Jakubowski gave special thanks to teachers and school administra-

tors who have adjusted the schedules of academy students—so they can train and be successful. She also noted the academy’s success in attracting boys to dance and the rewards of seeing their students entertain others.

“Our best days are when we can go into hospitals, or seniors’ homes or schools, participate in community events with our dancers—it gives us such joy.” Also nominated: Elsa Rojas Marquez.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Remembering Ethel Tibbits Newspaper editors don’t get remembered for writing editorials such as “government did the right thing in cutting taxes.” In the long run, it’s editors who showed an incredible amount of courage in fighting against injustices, sometimes even those supported by a majority of public opinion, that are remembered. While Ethel Tibbits has been memorialized as the namesake of Richmond’s women of distinction awards, she will be always remembered for far more than that. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941, the Canadian government ordered the internment of Canadians of Japanese descent. Many JapaneseCanadians, including those who had fought for Canada in the First World War, were forcibly removed from Steveston to internment camps in the B.C. Interior. “In this demand are they really considering public safety, or are they merely seizing upon this situation as an opportunity to oust from their midst a people whose presence they have long resented? Is their cry of patriotism or of prejudice?” Before joining The Richmond Review, Tibbits (nee Burnett) had worked as a reporter for The Province, and came out to Richmond and married Orland Delos Tibbits on Dec. 25, 1926. “On Christmas Day, Mr. Tibbits carried her down to the church on Blundell just east of their house; they were married and then he carried her home again,” recalled Connie (Gibbard) Ezart in a 1982 letter to The Richmond Review. In 1932, she started working at the new paper, then owned by W.R. Carruthers. Within the year, she purchased the paper and continued to write most of the content that went into it. This is how Ethel Tibbits introduced herself to readers when the paper expanded to become The Marpole-Richmond Review on June 22, 1934: “The editor and owner—we have to apologize for being a woman. Yes, we know the position would carry more weight if filled by a man, but it so happens

we cannot qualify on that ground and you will have to take us as we are. No, we are not fair, fat and forty—we are long skinny and forty-five.... Her husband worked as circulation manager, and they ran the business at her husband’s store, Blundell Grocery, located at the corner of Railway and Blundell. “She was a newspaperwoman from the get-go,” Meda Alcock told The Richmond Review in 2002. “She knew this island from the word go.” Tibbits distinguished herself as an editor to be reckoned with from her first day at the paper. The economist John Maynard Keynes once wrote that “words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking,” and Tibbits took Keynes’ words

Ethel Tibbits.

to heart, writing hardhitting, intelligent and incisive editorials week after week. It was the darkest days of the Depression, and her writings explored the daunting issues of the day. She criticized the big banks, who boasted of profits while many citizens struggled to get by. She offered insightful analysis of global trends, such as the mechanization of the workplace, and the resulting losses of

labour-related jobs. And she expressed her doubts, in a 1933 editorial titled “European War-Pot Bubbling Again,” that England would be able to stay out of it. “It is questionable if her neighbours are to mix again in a hairpulling contest, if she can keep aloof,” she wrote. Tibbits was also an active part of the Richmond community and helped establish the Richmond Christmas Fund. Tibbits stayed at The Richmond Review until 1948, and in 1953 her book, titled On to the Sunset: The Lifetime Adventures of a Spirited Pioneer, was published. Her husband died in 1946 and, in 1956, she married John Woolstone, a violinist and music teacher. She died in 1960, and had no children.

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Dayah Johal brings a positive attitude to volunteering

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ayah Johal excels at seemingly everything she sets her mind to. The active community volunteer and school leader—now in her first year of commerce studies at University of B.C.—was awarded an Ethel Tibbits Youth Award this year.

“It was so worth skipping school today for this,” said a shocked Johal in accepting the award. Johal, proficient in five languages and learning two more, is active in UBC life and in her home community of Richmond. An honour role graduate of Hugh McRoberts Secondary, Johal has received nearly two dozen honours and distinctions since 2007. She told the crowd she was hon-

oured to be a youth representative at the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards. “When you bring a positive attitude you can really accomplish anything. That’s why I’m so dedicated to learning different languages, trying new things. I’m always trying to challenge myself. “I definitely learned that from the women in my life, and I’m so happy to see so many of you here exuding that same attitude. Thank you so much for this, and I’m so glad I can make you proud.” Also nominated: Rosemary Cheung, Emily de Boer, Ariel Tsai.

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Paul Duchart photo Dayah Johal, winner of the Ethel Tibbits Award for Youth: ‘It was so worth skipping school today for this.’

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Women in the RCMP IN 1974, 32 WOMEN MADE MOUNTIE HISTORY WHEN THEY WERE HIRED AS THE FIRST-EVER FEMALE RCMP CONSTABLES.

The RCMP recruits people from all walks of life. In fact, there’s never been a better time to apply. Due to retirements, the addition of new units such as the Emergency Response Team, and the addition of new detachments in growing The “Troop 17” women wore the traditional red communities, the demand for officers has increased. They plan to train hundreds of cadets serge with a skirt, high heels and a hand clutch as they kissed the bible and signed their names. each year. In previous years, 24% of new recruits have been women. A presiding officer welcomed them to the force Who are they looking for? People driven and wished them good luck. by core values – honesty, integrity, compassion, Since then, women have made considerable respect, accountability, and common sense. progress. In1981, the first female was Of those who apply and write the aptitude test, promoted to corporal and the first female 1 out of 8 successfully moves along to Depot served in the Musical Ride. The first female for 24 weeks of training. Physical fitness is served in a foreign post in 1987 and three an important aspect, deemed necessary to years later, the first female was appointed cope with the long hours and shift work and, detachment commander. In quick succession, while the work is demanding, it’s more about the first female officers were commissioned, fitness than muscles. Various backgrounds appointed Assistant Commissioner, Deputy and vocations are an asset, especially when Commissioner, and in 2006, Beverley Busson was appointed the first female Commissioner of considering the role of an undercover operator. A career with the RCMP offers many the RCMP. Commissioner Busson was one of avenues. A person can reinvent themselves the 32 women in “Troop 17”. several times over during their career with With over 130 years of tradition and opportunities ranging from general duty to service, the RCMP is Canada’s national police forensic services, VIP/Diplomatic Protection service and they recognize the significant to Drug Investigation, Aboriginal policing to contributions women have made to them over Economic crime. The job possibilities for the years, serving as wives, public servants, regular, civilian, or public service members civilian members and as regular members. are numerous and for those women who want Today, of the total 26,921 force members in all a challenging and exciting career, making a categories of the RCMP, 36.5% are female. In difference in their community, there’s no better Richmond, 55 women represent the total of 217 time than now to apply. officers, showing 25% of total strength. They For more information, visit the website also represent a cross section of ethnic groups at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca and click on and a variety of rank levels, with four sergeants, career/recruiting. five corporals, and 46 constables.

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