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Matthew Hoekstra photo The Richmond Night Market is one of three outdoor markets returning to Richmond this year.

Summer of markets begins Friday International Summer Night Market first to open on Friday by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Over 60 food vendors, 200 retail booths and a handful of food trucks will welcome customers behind Home Depot Friday, as another summer of outdoor markets gets underway in Richmond. First to open is the International Summer Night Market May 10. Now in its sixth year, the market has added “International” to its name to reflect its multicultural character, according to CEO Paul Cheung. “Our company focus is to showcase the market to the world,” said Cheung. “We work with all levels of governments and community leaders to bring diversity and multiculturalism to make us one of top four best night markets in the world.” On-stage entertainment this summer includes an eating contest and fashion shows for babies and dogs. The market will also showcase local talent during special cultural themed nights and at a summer singing competition: Summer Night Idol. Other attractions include an 1,800-square-foot maze, bouncy castles and a motorcycle and scooter rally. See Page 5

B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix arrives at the Richmond NDP headquarters Tuesday morning.

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‘Richmond is NDP country,’ Adrian Dix tells supporters NDP leader makes push for local candidates, one whose background has drawn criticism by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Adrian Dix said Tuesday an attack on the B.C. NDP’s Richmond Centre candidate demonstrates his party’s positive

campaign is working. “We know it’s working in Richmond because the Liberal party is targeting our candidates in Richmond with a pattern of behaviour that is nasty and inappropriate,” said the party leader at a late morning campaign stop in Richmond. Dix also told supporters—who filled the party’s Richmond headquarters on No. 3 Road—that his party proved it can win by running a great candidate in a positive campaign that outworked the Liberals in last year’s byelection in Chilliwack-Hope. “That is why I can say that Richmond is

NDP country too,” he said, flanked by candidates Frank Huang (Richmond Centre), Scott Stewart (Richmond-Steveston) and Gian Sihota (Richmond East). It was Dix’s first campaign appearance in Richmond, and believed to be the first here by a B.C. NDP leader in recent provincial election campaigns. Frank Huang, the party’s Richmond Centre candidate, was swarmed by reporters at the event over his links to the Chinese Communist Party, revealed to media this week by opponents. See Page 10

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Richmond’s singing star returns to RichCity Idol Elaine Shepherd to give guest performance and advice to young singers by Matthew Hoekstra

RichCity Idol 2013 •7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Gateway Theatre •Tickets are $12, available from finalists or the Gateway Box Office (gatewaytheatre.com and 604-270-1812) or $15 at the door •Proceeds go to a scholarship endowment fund

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And Shepherd nailed it. Her performance of Céline Dion’s “Have You Ever Been In Love,” won Shepherd the inaugural title of RichCity Idol in 2004. Today, 10 years later, she’s set to return to the annual singing competition for Richmond high school students on Thursday. Only this time, the Junowinning singer will be there as a judge and guest performer. “I have quite a vivid memory,” she said of her RichCity Idol experience. “I remember that like it was yesterday. That’s why I can’t believe it’s been 10 years.” Shepherd, a 26-year-old Richmond High grad, has made a name for herself in reggae music, winning a 2011 Juno for her single “Likkle But Mi Tallawah” and earning a nomination at the recent 2013 Junos for best reggae recording for her Move Ya album. In an interview last week Shepherd said she’s mulling the idea of singing that Céline song once again—for nostalgia’s sake

if nothing else. “I would still sing that song today because I still am a very big fan of Céline Dion. My tastes haven’t changed too much. They’ve evolved, and I’ve been exposed to a lot more genres and styles of music.” Born in Bahrain, Shepherd arrived in Richmond in 1997. Music drew her in early. In high school she learned guitar and piano and practised songwriting. Collaborating with other musicians led her to the world of reggae, and in 2009 she joined the scene in Toronto. She’s now back in Richmond, performing frequently at clubs and other live venues, and plans on doing festival shows this summer. Shepherd is also working on her second album, one with a different flavour than her last, and developing perhaps slower than expected. But she’s not in a rush. “I’m going to take my time with it because it’s completely hands-on. I have full control over this album,” she said. The album shows another side of the versatile singer. Tracks are expected to be steeped with elements of reggae, but rich with R&B, soul and hip hop. Integral to the project is her boyfriend Moka Only,

Juno-winning singer Elaine Shepherd is returning to the Gateway Theatre stage as a guest performer at RichCity Idol on Thursday.

an underground rapper and former member of Swollen Members. “It only made sense for me to try to expand my musical style and sound into this album. But I’m not straying away from the reggae, I’m just incorporating more of these other sounds.” Shepherd, previously known as Lil’Bit, has put plenty of work into her career—and that 2004 RichCity Idol experience was no different. “I was pleased with my performance. I remember going into the competition to win. I met a lot of cool people along the way, but my motivation was to make a statement as a rising artist.” Matthew McNair grads Martin

Hui and Natasha Jung started Idol a decade ago, involving students from all 10 public high schools in Richmond. Jung is now executive producer of the successful annual show, modelled after TV talent contests such as American Idol. Shepherd remembers taking the contest seriously, but still having fun. And her advice for this year’s crop of competitors is to enjoy the moment. “It’s good to be excited, and it’s good to want to win and to have that acclaim, but the point is experience. I can relate the same to the Junos (April 21). I didn’t end up winning, but the experience that I got out of it was incredible.”

“I remember going into the competition to win. I met a lot of cool people along the way, but my motivation was to make a statement as a rising artist.” — Elaine Shepherd


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Community news covering May 8 to 22, 2013

13 Regular Council Meeting Monday, May 13 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m. (open meeting) Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m. (closed meeting)

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Development Permit Panel Meeting Wednesday, May 15th 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Agenda Items: 1. 7840 Bennett Road - DP 09-506645 - Timothy Tse - To (1) permit the construction of two (2) back-to-back duplexes on a site zoned “Infill Residential (RI2)”; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to permit a 0.83 m building projection beyond the vertical height envelope.

2. 6160 London Road (formerly 6160 London Road and 13100, 13120, 13140, 13160 & 13200 No. 2 Road) - DP 11-575759 - Oris Development (Kawaki) Corp. - To (1) permit the construction of a mixeduse development containing 76 residential units distributed in three levels over a 1,311.0 m² (14,112 ft²) commercial ground floor level and on-site parking for 193 cars on a site zoned “Commercial/Mixed Use (ZMU20) – London Landing (Steveston)”; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to: (a) reduce the west side required setback for columns supporting a roof forming part of the building from 1.8 m to 1.6 m and to 0.60 m at the corner of London Road and No. 2 Road; and (b) reduce the required east side setback for a storey above the first storey from 7.0 m to 6.20 m for the second level of the building only. 3. 9091, 9111 & 9131 Beckwith Road - DP 13-630025 - Traschet Holdings Ltd. - To (1) permit the construction of two (2) equal-sized buildings with a total floor area of 4,009 m² (43,150 ft²) on a site zoned “Industrial Business Park (IB2); and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to: (a) reduce the minimum parking lot drive aisle width from 7.5 m (24.6 ft) to 6.7 m (22.0 ft); (b) reduce the front yard setback to Beckwith Road from 3.0 m (10.0 ft) to 1.5 m (5.0 ft) for the buildings; and (c) reduce the east yard setback to the adjacent lot with an older single-family residence from 3.0 m (10.0 ft) to 0.0 m (0.0 ft). Please call the Planning Department at 604-276-4395 for further information.

Asphalt paving advisory April 8 to June 15, 2013 The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave several locations throughout Richmond. For a full list, please visit the City’s paving program webpage at www.richmond.ca (City Services > Roads, Dykes, Water & Sewers > Construction Projects > 2013 Paving).

Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. 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. 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.

Richmond celebrates Asian Heritage Month Celebrate Asian culture and heritage in May May marks Asian Heritage Month. Join the City of Richmond, in partnership with Tree of Life Events and community groups, in a monthlong celebration of Pan-Asian arts, culture and cuisine in an exploration of Asian heritage and traditions. For a list of events during Asian Heritage Month in Richmond, visit www.richmond.ca/culture > About > Events > Asian Heritage Month. For more details, please contact Alan Hill, Cultural Diversity Coordinator at 604-276-4391 or alan.hill@richmond.ca.

Get Ready Richmond Personal Preparedness Workshop Register for free a workshop The Personal Preparedness workshop will teach you the risks of, how to make an emergency plan for, and what to do in an emergency or disaster. There are two ways to register for this workshop: • Online at www.richmond.ca/ register • By phoning the registration call centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 604-276-4300 (press “2” at the prompt) Steveston Community Centre Thursday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reg #275110, Free, 18+ years

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New and improved Criminal Activity Map Visit www.richmond.ca/crime The City of Richmond and Richmond RCMP Detachment have relaunched the Criminal Activity Map on the City’s webpage at www. richmond.ca/crime. Residents and businesses are now able to view current property crimes that have recently occurred along with detailed information, and are provided with tips on how to prevent similar crimes from occurring in the future.

Move for Health Day is Friday May 10 Celebrate at two events at Minoru Park The City of Richmond’s week-long campaign to promote the benefits of healthy active living concludes with the Move for Health Celebration and Festival on May 10. Join in the annual Walk with the Mayor around Minoru Park at noon, or bring your family for an evening of live entertainment and interactive exhibits at the Move for Health Festival from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Find out more about Richmond’s Move for Health Week events at www.richmond.ca/moveforhealth. The City of Richmond’s Move for Health Week initiative is presented by Shaw Communications, with support from BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and Healthy Families BC and with the Richmond Review as a media partner. Move for Health Week activities are delivered in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, the Richmond School District, the City’s Community Association partners and local sports organizations.

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Summer markets in Richmond •International Summer Night Market: May 10 to Sept. 8 at 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot); open Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to midnight and Sundays and holidays 7 to 11 p.m. Free admission, parking is $4 (discount passes available), shuttle from Bridgeport Station begins June 7. •Richmond Night Market: May 17 to Oct. 14 at 8351 River Rd. (next to River Rock Casino Resort); open Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to midnight and Sundays and holidays from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission charge, but parking is free. •Summer Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market: May 19 to Sept. 29 at corner of Third Avenue and Moncton Street; running alternating Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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EDITORIAL: Let’s hear from Flip

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any members of the public are calling him “Flip” Wilson. And the term is quite fitting.

Former BC Liberal leader Gordon Wilson, who was forced out of the leader’s office almost 20 years ago, has come back to his old party. This comes after he publicly demeaned the party for years, and most particularly Gordon Campbell, who took over the leadership from him. Wilson and his wife Judi Tyabji left the BC Liberals to form the Progressive Democratic Alliance. In 1996, Wilson was the only PDA candidate elected. Two years later, he dissolved his party and jumped

to the NDP after being offered a cabinet position by then-premier Glen Clark. On a number of occasions as an NDP cabinet minister, he attacked Christy Clark, who was then an opposition Liberal MLA. Wilson said it was his decision to come out in favour of the BC Liberals. He decries the NDP’s Adrian Dix for flip-flopping on the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal, and says his attitude towards economic development projects is troubling. Wilson says the NDP wants to spend a lot of extra money, but is biting the hand that feeds the government’s coffers — resource

development. In the course of 20 years, Wilson has been a Liberal, a PDA, an NDP and now is backing the Liberals again. While he has every right to change his mind, as we all do, his statements needs to be looked at carefully by anyone who is considering following his lead. The question needs to be asked — what’s in it for Wilson? Has he been promised a patronage position if the BC Liberals are reelected? That’s something voters need to consider. The questions Wilson raises about the NDP’s stance on resource development are good ones. Dix’s flip-flop on Kinder

Morgan is troubling, as it indicates that environmentalists can derail almost any major resource development project by shouting loudly and pushing the fear button. It also indicates to the rest of Canada that B.C. politicians are quite prepared to close our ports to export traffic, based on the whims of a certain proportion of the people who live here. Voters should carefully analyze the stances of Dix, Clark, John Cummins and Jane Sterk on these issues, and not simply rush to vote a certain way because of a voice from the past. —Langley Times

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hen Adrian Dix took over as B.C. NDP leader two years ago, he struggled to communicate, especially in the sound bites of radio and TV.

There was a running joke in the legislature press gallery: It didn’t matter what question you asked him, you got a six-minute answer that ended with the evils of log exports. Even more than under Carole James, the NDP railed against log exports. “B.C. logs for B.C. jobs” became one of Dix’s favourite slogans. As the election approached, another Dixism was heard daily: “Say what you’re going to do, say how you’re going to pay for it.” So it was a surprise a few weeks ago when the NDP signaled it would essentially not offer a policy on log exports. They’re going to meet with “stakeholders” and come up with a plan after they get a majority government. This is exactly the same non-policy the NDP had in 2009. They don’t have an answer to the industry’s point that the high price gained by premium logs in foreign markets is what keeps many loggers working, and sub-

The NDP bus pulled into Richmond Tuesday for a campaign stop by leader Adrian Dix.

sidizes the harvest of other logs for B.C. coastal mills. Another thing the NDP doesn’t like is private power development. This issue featured prominently in the NDP leadership contest two years ago. Leadership contender Mike Farnworth told the party faithful he would study independent power purchase contracts, and if he found that they are not in the public interest, he would “mend them or end them.” Another leadership hopeful, energy critic John Horgan, allowed that he would “break” contracts if necessary. By this spring, Dix had a new non-position on power purchase contracts. He will “assess them and address them.”The printed platform

promises a review “within the limits of existing contracts.” Either they plan to risk a costly legal battle, or they’re just paying lip service. All you have to do to find out is elect them. Labour code changes are another blank slate. A memo from the B.C. Federation of Labour executive to members last year described how they were working closely with the NDP to rewrite B.C. labour law. The NDP election platform punts this issue until after the election as well, promising an independent expert panel to decide on issues like whether to end secret-ballot votes for union certification. This isn’t just a bad idea, it’s a 30-year-old bad idea. It’s based on the destructive

old notion that employers are the enemy of workers, and only a union can protect them. The long decline of union membership in the private sector isn’t caused by employer bullying or secretballot votes that protect employees’ freedom of choice. The cause is global competition. The only protection workers have from that is their own efficiency. Balancing the budget? An NDP government will strive to do that over “the business cycle,” says finance critic Bruce Ralston. Old-timers might remember this one. It’s taken from the NDP’s 1991 election platform. Yes, 22 years ago there was a widespread belief in a predictable four-year cycle of commodity prices and other

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economic determinants. Whatever was left of that dusty, faded picture was erased with the financial collapse of 2008. If you still believe in a predictable “business cycle,” you may be willing to accept that an NDP-led B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in human history to eliminate poverty, by setting annual targets and paying out borrowed money to low-income parents. On ferries, fracking, union contracts, capital construction and other weighty matters, the NDP’s answer is the same: trust us. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Editor: The recent “all candidates” meeting where some candidates were noticeable by their absence, could well be termed a bloody disgrace! The two people parachuted into the Richmond Centre riding (NDP and Liberal), showed the amount of interest they have in Richmond by their behaviour—along the lines of “You peasants don't interest us, we have bigger and better folks to meet.” It demonstrates that their main interest is in obtaining a seat, and the perks that go along with it, not in any way wanting to hear from the people they will be pretending to represent. Well, buddies, one of you would have had my vote, but their is no way in Hades that I could, or would, vote for either one of you! This is what happens when cynical party hacks decide to import candidates for their ethnic origin or any other self serving reason. They don't live here, and they evidently don't want to hear from the voters. Let’s return the favor, ignore them, and let them fade back into the obscurity which they so richly deserve! Terrence Murphy Richmond

Candidate deserves an ‘A’ for honesty Editor: Re: Candidates’ comments, May 1. For the most part the individual comments ranged from the absurd to the ridiculous.  However, one deserves special mention— that of Michael Wolfe, Green who said, in part “I’m voting for the people of Richmond,  that’s who I’m hoping to represent.  Not just in this election, but for a lifetime.” That deserves an “A” for honesty. J. H. Penner Richmond

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Why is council so obsessed with manicuring every single square foot of Steveston? Editor: As residents who choose to live in Steveston because of its maritime heritage and active commercial fishing industry, we are deeply concerned with how Richmond council is confusing merely slowing development with conservation. While we applaud the city for recognizing Steveston’s unique character and establishing the Steveston Conservation Area, a walk through the village in 2013 is depressing when we think back to what the same area looked like only 10 years ago. As a result of surrendering to lobbying by developers, council has allowed the heritage character of the village to be chipped away, one brick at a time, and there seems to be no end in sight. A case in point is the “vision”

put forward at the Steveston Village Conservation Strategy open house last weekend. While we are pleased with an amendment to reduce the maximum building height from three to two storeys, we are alarmed that the proposal includes a conspicuous possibility for exceptions. Can you think of a single developer who will not relentlessly lobby council for every conceivable exception? There should be no exceptions. Building more than two storeys will block sunlight to the street, lead to more traffic congestion and destroy the historic smalltown atmosphere of the village. Furthermore, if the strategy includes the possibility of exceptions, are those of us who are intent on maintaining the heritage character of the village going to have to fight these developers

every time a building is replaced? The purpose of a strategy should be to bring predictability and stability, not to provide for exceptions that will most certainly become the rule. The other problem with the city’s proposals is the entire “Bayview and Chatham Proposed LongTerm Streetscape Visions.” Unlike the strategy, the streetscape vision has no merit whatsoever. Essentially, the city is proposing to spend nearly $4 million of our tax dollars to rip up the streets and sidewalks in order to provide for 50 more parking spaces and wider sidewalks! While we are pleased the city is active in helping with the summer parking problem in the village core, this “vision” is no vision at all. We have good news for council and the taxpayers of Richmond:

Building more than two storeys will block sunlight to the street, lead to more traffic congestion and destroy the historic small-town atmosphere of the village.

we do not need wider sidewalks, and between the existing underbuilding parking places, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery lot and the Steveston Harbour Authority lot, there are more than enough spaces for employees to park in order to make room for shoppers to park in the village core. Besides, why is council so obsessed

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with manicuring every single square foot of Steveston? We happen to like the rustic atmosphere here. We are not Steveston locals who are stuck in the Stone Age. One of the authors works in a Vancouver office tower and often represents large developers, and the other works directly in the land survey business, providing services to land developers. We understand the need for communities to grow and adapt, but that growth should not come at the expense of eroding one of the last tiny heritage districts in the Lower Mainland. If council is serious about conservation, then conservation should take priority over development. Steveston’s heritage is worth fighting for. Robert Kiesman and Ralph Turner Steveston

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Finn Road farm road isn't polluting the land Editor: I refer to a letter from John Massot, which appeared on April 19. I have been a friend and neighbour of John for over 40 years and I have always respected his actions and views, particularly with regards to agricultural issues. I would like, however, to set the record straight with regard to the farm improvement project in which I am a participant on Finn Road in South Richmond. Mr. Massot states: “They (Farm Watch) expressed deep concern as to the dumping of demolition and excavation material on productive farmland which in the process is ruined forever; it is irrevocable.” The facts are: (1) the use of recycled concrete to build all-weather road access is acceptable by the Agricultural Land Commission, who regularly monitors our site; (2) there is no pollution of the land; (3) any farmer is permitted to build access roads on farm property; (4) road materials can be removed at a later date if deemed appropriate to do away with access roads; (5) the Finn Road access road will be an appropriate large truck width when completed,

not the suggested 30 feet. The 35-acre farm in question is valued for taxation by B.C. Assessment Authority at $6.9 million, has only grown one or two acres of pumpkins and some forage grasses for the past many years, and was in fact used, illegally, as a large truck and equipment parking area. To create an agriculturally viable farm, we are improving the land for the growing of horticultural products, which is not now possible. The growing of profitable food products is impossible. The land owner is in total agreement with our improvement project. I have served, since its inception, as a director of the Richmond Agricultural Advisory Committee, and our sole purpose is to monitor all activities which might be harmful to viable farmlands. The City of Richmond mayor and councilors are, indeed, deeply concerned with preserving all remaining arable farmlands. There is no question but that the Agricultural Land Commission is underfunded, but does its best to monitor and act on inappropriate uses of farmland. Bill Jones Richmond

Steveston Highway and No. 5 Road remains a mess Editor: Who needs to get fired for that mess at No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway? It’s been sitting half complete for four

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Latin Funk with Gustavo Ferman Laughter Yoga with Nish Thaver from Young Mind Body Spirit Family Zumba—South Arm Community Association

Meet staff and volunteers from the following City and community organizations and try out interactive activities for the whole family: • Cambie Community Centre • City Centre Community Centre • City of Richmond—Community Services • Coast Adult Hockey League • Connaught Figure Skating Club • Family Services of Greater Vancouver • Hamilton Community Centre • Kajaks Track and Field • Minoru Place Activity Centre • Pacific Inline Championship Hockey • Richmond Active Transportation Committee • Richmond Arenas • Richmond Arts Centre • Richmond Centre For Disability • Richmond Girls Soccer • Richmond Gymnastics Association • Richmond Media Lab

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Parking will be limited—plan to walk, ride, or take transit. Bring a water bottle—the tap water stations will be on site! The City of Richmond’s Move for Health Week initiative is presented by Shaw Communications, with support from BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and Healthy Families BC and with the Richmond Review as a media partner.

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• 7000 Block Alderbridge Way • 13000 Block Westminster Highway • Knight Street/Westminster Intersection • 8000 Block Francis Road • 3000 Block Shell Road

Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. 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. 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) for more information. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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From Page 1 Dr. Kenneth Fung, a clinical associate professor at University of B.C. and chair of the B.C. Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Council, alerted media Sunday of Huang’s past and suggested the candidate “maintains a secretive relationship with the Chinese Communist Party.” Fung later admitted to reporters he used a pseudonym to admonish the NDP candidate’s English skills on a CKNW radio program.

Richmond Night Market Traffic Advisory Weekends from May 17 – October 14 During the summer operation of the Richmond Night Market, located at 8351 River Road (directly west of River Rock Casino Resort), traffic on No. 3 Road may be heavier than normal. Evening travel delays may occur in the area. The Richmond Night Market runs from May 17 – October 14. Hours of operation will be: • Fridays and Saturdays - 7:00 p.m. to midnight • Sundays and long weekend Mondays - 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. To get to the airport or to Vancouver the use of alternate routes, such as Dinsmore Bridge and Russ Baker Way, is strongly encouraged. To other nearby City Centre destinations, including River Rock Casino Resort, the use of Great Canadian Way is recommended. The Canada Line may also be used as an alternative to travel to the Richmond Night Market or other previously mentioned destinations. For more information on traffic conditions during the Richmond Night Market please contact the Transportation Department at 604-276-4210.

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Dix called the statements “disrespectful” and said he wasn’t surprised Fung used a fake name. “It is so disrespectful to say that people who come to Canada and are part of the community in Canada—and are Canadian citizens—can’t participate in politics in Canada,” he said. “We have many people who come from all over the world.” Another opponent who raised alarm was the riding’s B.C. Conservative candidate, Lawrence Chen, who previously ran for office under a different name and party—in a different riding. In 2009 Wei Ping Chen finished with 2.3 per cent of the vote for his Nation Alliance Party in Richmond East. Chen accused the NDP candidate—who is former editor in chief of Burnaby-based Global Chinese Press—of still maintaining membership in the Chinese Communist Party due to his contributions in 2007 to a publication linked to the party. Huang called the revelations “personal attacks,” and said he worked as a freelance writer at the time, noting his work didn’t require membership in the Chinese Communist Party. “As Adrian Dix said we are running a positive campaign. We need to talk about the issues more in Richmond Centre, the platform for our party. I don’t think the personal attack can decide the result of the election.” Huang acknowledged he was a member of the Chinese Communist Party because of his work for Chinese government, but he said those ties were severed in 2000, before he moved to Canada. The next B.C. election is May 14. Dix’s visit was the first by an NDP leader during a campaign in recent memory. Former leaders Ujjal Dosangh and Carole James skipped Richmond during the last three elections. According to an Ipsos Reid poll released Friday, the NDP lead the Liberals by 10 per cent. However, the NDP hasn’t won a seat in Richmond since the city was divided into three ridings in 1991. The Liberals have won every time, including Richmond East MLA LInda Reid, who was first elected in 1991. The last time Richmond elected a New Democrat was Harold Steves in 1972.


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Advance polls open this week by Tom Fletcher Black Press Advance polls open Wednesday to Saturday across B.C., and Elections BC is working on getting more people to vote early. Elections BC surveyed voters after the 2009 election, which saw overall turnout fall to a record low 51 per cent of eligible voters. The most common reason given for not voting was being too busy on election day, set for Tuesday, May 14. All 85 constituencies have advance polling locations open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day from May 8 to May 11. With hours of operation extended in recent years, 17.5 per cent of 2009 votes were cast in advance polls. Elections BC has experimented with new options for this vote, including an advance poll at Kelowna Airport. The Comox Elections BC office, in a former car dealership with drivethrough bays, set up a drive-through advance poll. “We know voters are busy and we look for innovative ways to make the provincial electoral process effective, efficient and accessible,” said Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer. Political parties have recognized the value of advance voting as well. Volunteers have more time to contact and drive their supporters to the polls, and early voters can’t change their minds in the final days of campaigning. Eligibility and identification requirements, and a list of advance and election day polling places is available here. http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/ voting/#where Registered voters should bring their voting cards and either one piece of government identification or two documents such as utility bills or bank statements that show the voter’s name and residential address.

Election issue: agriculture policies by Tom Fletcher Black Press Relief from carbon tax on farms and promotion of B.C.-grown agricultural products are key promises in the campaign for the May 14 provincial election. The B.C. Liberal Party and the B.C. NDP have argued for a decade about the best way to promote local food consumption. The NDP promises to reinstate the “Buy B.C.” program that identifies products grown anywhere in the province. The B.C. Liberal government ended that program, and in 2012 it committed $2 million to regional “Buy Local” promo-

tions that they say are more adaptable to local needs. In its pre-election budget, the B.C. Liberal government has offered $20 million in carbon tax relief for greenhouse and flower growers. The B.C. Green Party proposes major reforms, including phasing out synthetic chemical pesticides, banning genetically modified crops such as canola and removing taxes on value-added B.C. products such as juices and wines. Platform highlights: • The B.C. Liberals promise a new meat inspection system by 2014, including a new “Certified B.C. Beef” brand. • The B.C. NDP promises $8 million per

year starting in 2014 for agriculture programs. Plans include pilot programs to use B.C. produce in hospitals and longterm care facilities. • The B.C. Conservatives promise to “introduce policies that support, farmers, ranchers and others.” The party emphasizes its pledge to phase out the carbon tax on all fossil fuels, citing its role in poor

financial performance by B.C. agriculture relative to the rest of the country. • The B.C. Green Party would prohibit further release of top-rated land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, and “provide small grants to support municipalities and school boards that wish to maintain and expand community gardens and urban agriculture.”

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May environmental sustainability workshops Register for free classes This series of workshops will show you ways to reduce pesticides use and create a more sustainable community. The workshops are part of the City’s Enhanced pesticide management program and sustainability, waste reduction and water conservation initiatives. The workshops are free, however, registration is required. There are two ways to register: • Online at www.richmond.ca/register • By phoning the registration call centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 604-276-4300 (press “2” at the prompt) If you register but cannot attend, please contact the registration call centre to make your space available for someone else. Beautiful gardens without pesticides Saturday, May 11 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Reg #262214, Free, 13+ years Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Avenue

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Healthy lawns: work less and enjoy more Saturday, May 11 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Reg #262217, Free, 13+ years Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Avenue Under the City’s Pesticide Use Control Bylaw, many pesticides can no longer be used for lawn and garden beautification. For more information about the Bylaw, natural pest solutions or the list of permitted pesticides, visitwww.richmond.ca/pesticides. For more information on the workshops, please email ESOutreach@richmond.ca or call 604-233-3318. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, May 21, 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: 1. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8907 (RZ 11-586861)

3. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 9009 (RZ 13-628402)

Location/s:

7460 Ash Street

Location/s:

3311 Garden City Road

Applicant/s:

Man-Chui Leung and Nora Leung

Applicant/s:

Gurmej Bains

Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (ZS14) – South McLennan (City Centre)”, to permit development of 6 Single Detached Lots, plus the partial development of the southern half of General Currie Road and the western half of Armstrong Street. City Contact:

5. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 9015 (RZ 12-619835)

Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/B)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create two (2) lots.

7400, 7420 and 7440 Railway Avenue

Applicant/s:

664525 B.C. Ltd.

Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)”, to permit development of fifteen (15) two-storey townhouse units.

City Contact: Erika Syvokas 604.276.4108 Planning and Development Department

David Johnson 604.276.4193 Planning and Development Department

Location/s:

City Contact: Edwin Lee 604.276.4121 Planning and Development Department

ByLAw 9009

ByLAw 9015

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4. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 9014 (RZ 12-615601) 2. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 9008 (RZ 13-627573) Location/s:

5131 Williams Road

Applicant/s:

Balandra Development Inc.

Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/C)”, to permit the property to be subdivided into two (2) lots with vehicle access to Williams Road. City Contact:

Erika Syvokas 604.276.4108 Planning and Development Department

Location/s:

9720, 9740 and 9760 Alberta Road

Applicant/s:

Ajit Thaliwal and Eric Law Architect Inc.

Proposed: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Medium Density Townhouses (RTM3)”, to permit the development of 20 Townhouse Units. City Contact:

6. Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000, Amendment Bylaws 9016 and 9021, Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9017 and Termination of Housing Agreement at 9393 Alexandra Road (formerly 9371 and 9411 Alexandra Road) Bylaw 9022 (RZ 12-598503)

David Johnson 604.276.4193 Planning and Development Department

Location/s:

9311, 9331, 9393, 9431, 9451 and 9471 Alexandra Road

Applicant/s:

Polygon Development 269 Ltd.

Purpose of Official Community Plan 9000, Amendment Bylaw 9016: To amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000, Amendment Bylaw 9016, “2041 Land Use Map” (Schedule 1) by changing the designation of 9311, 9331 and the western half of 9393 Alexandra Road from “Mixed Use” to “Apartment Residential”.

ByLAw 9014

ByLAw 9008

Purpose of Official Community Plan 7100, Amendment Bylaw 9021:

To amend the West Cambie Area Plan (OCP Schedule 2.11A), Bylaw 7100, Amendment Bylaw 9021 by: • Changing the Alexandra Neighbourhood Land Use Map designation at 9311, 9331, 9393, 9431, 9451 and 9471 Alexandra Road

Notice of Public Hearing continued on next page. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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by Martin van den Hemel

Slowest April in 12 years for local real estate market

Staff Reporter

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Bandits fire shot during attempted break-and-enter An early morning shooting at a medicinal marijuana grow-op on Daniels Road on the weekend has Richmond Mounties requesting the public's help. Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, Richmond RCMP responded to a report of a break-and-enter in progress on the 11000 block of Daniels Road, near Shell Road and Bridgeport. The suspects fired one shot in an effort to enter the home, but there were no injuries, according to police. The suspects fled before they were able to enter the home. When police arrived, the suspects were gone, and an area search proved fruitless. “It is not know how many suspects were involved and a suspect description is not available,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Staff Reporter Last month marked the slowest April for real estate sales in the Greater Vancouver region in more than a decade. In fact, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the sales total in April was the lowest since 2001 and some 20.9 per cent below the 10year sales average for the month. “While the number of home sales remains below average, properties that are priced right are selling and we’re seeing greater balance between buyer

demand and the number of homes listed for sale,” said Sandra Wyant, president of the board. “This is having a steadying influence on home prices in the region.” In Richmond, while detached house sales were lower last month than in April of 2012, townhouse and condo sales jumped 31 and 22.3 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, over the same period, the median selling price of houses dropped 2.7 per cent to $948,000. The median selling price of townhouses also fell, down 6.5 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively.

Sales activity in Richmond was up, month-over-month, however, with 22.5 per cent more houses selling, 25.7 per cent more townhouses selling, and 26.5 per cent more condos selling. Regionally, home prices have increased slightly. “There have been modest increases in home prices across the region over the last three months,” Wyatt said. “This comes on the heels of home price declines of approximately five to six per cent in Greater Vancouver during the last half of 2012.”

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to add “Residential Area 1B, 1.68 base Floor Area Ratio (FAR) (Max. 1.88 FAR with contribution to affordable housing) (6 stories max.)”; • Removing the “High Street” and “Mixed Use” designation from the subject site area on various subsequent maps; and • Revising the text within the West Cambie Area Plan to include the consideration of 6 storey buildings using combustible construction materials.

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

Purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw 9017: To create “Low Rise Apartment (ZLR25) – Alexandra Neighbourhood (West Cambie)”, and to rezone 9311, 9331, 9431, 9451 and 9471 Alexandra Road from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” and 9393 Alexandra Road from “Residential/Limited Commercial (ZMU16) – Alexandra Neighbourhood (West Cambie)” to “Low Rise Apartment (ZLR25) – Alexandra Neighbourhood (West Cambie)”, to permit the development of a 546 Unit Apartment complex in 5 and 6 storey buildings over one level of parking. Purpose of Termination of Housing Agreement Bylaw 9022: To terminate a current Housing Agreement for 9393 Alexandra Road, as the affordable housing units have not been built and the site is included in the new development proposal for the subject site. City Contact: David Johnson 604.276.4193 Planning and Development Department

How to obtain further information: • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City Website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/ council/agendas/hearings/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 May 10, 2013 and ending May 21, 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

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• By Standard Mail: 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • By Fax: 604.278.5139, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http:// www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/ about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Office at 604.276.4007. • All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone. David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Office


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started little more than a goal to host a murder-mystery. “I thought, I’ll write it,” said Swan. “We presented it in the church sanctuary. We had the ambulance service come in to take out the body, and it was very successful. It just went on from there.” Swan is a writer with a background in theatre—one that began at age seven writing a play for the kids in her Dunbar neighbourhood. She said the St. Alban plays give the volunteer actors and others who work behind-the-scenes a chance to do something outside the everyday. “It gives people a chance to be somebody else and do something they wouldn’t normally do.”

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go. Such trips can be expensive, so adults might want to speak to their siblings and finance such an excursion together. •Spa treatment: If Mom is still as active as ever, then a day of pampering at a nearby spa is sure to please. Many luxury spas offer packages, especially around Mother’s Day, that make a full-on spa treatment a more affordable gift. Men and women can even accompany Mom on her trip and reap the rewards of being such a thoughtful son or daughter.

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East Richmond farm now a garbage dump Officials investigating, but Farm Watch protest stays at Finn Road by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter City and Agricultural Land Commission officials are investigating a small East Richmond farm site being used as a dump. Earlier this year truckloads of fill began pouring into the 2.5-hectare (6.2-acre) property at 11040 Blundell Rd. Excavators piled it along the western edge before several truckloads of garbage was deposited on the land. The land is classified as agricultural and protected by the Agricultural Land Reserve. Waste now on the soil includes everything from lumber to drywall, pipes to household trash. City spokesperson Ted Townsend said the property is under investigation. “We expect to be taking action shortly but can’t comment on what that will be at this time for legal reasons.” Thomas Loo, compliance and enforcement officer with the Agricultural Land Commission, said the commission is also investigating the Blundell dump site. Records show the property is owned by Piara S. Kalsi and Paramjit K. Kalsi—the same people who owned the property in 2006 when the Agricultural Land Commission issued a stop-work order in another dumping case. At that time a neighbour complained his property had been upheaved due to the weight of hundreds of truckloads of fill being trucked onto the land once used to grow blueberries. On Dec. 6, 2012, the city issued PMH Contracting Ltd. a demolition permit to remove a single-family dwelling on the land. The house is gone, but the city hasn’t issued any permits to build—nor has the land commission granted any permissions regarding fill. The Richmond Review has also learned of two other farm properties on Westminster Highway in East Richmond that have caught the eye of enforcement officers for the dumping of fill. In one case, an entire farm parcel was raised with fill without permission. It’s these cases of dumping that have largely gone unnoticed that has puzzled proponents of a farm road project in South Richmond. “We know the ALC is spread thin, but there’s been so much public fuss over Finn

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Matthew Hoekstra photo Bill Jones, flanked by business partners Timothy Jiang and Dave Johnston, said a farm property on Blundell Road has become an illegal dump site, while a protest continues over his legal farm road project on Finn Road. The dumped materials includes everything from lumber to drywall, pipes to household trash (bottom right photo).

Road. We just want to point out that we’re sort of the gold standard here in terms of building a proper all-weather road. This is just plain destruction of farmland,” said Bill Jones, surveying the Blundell Road dump site. Jones’ company, Bill Jones Horticultural Inc., is building an access road on Finn Road farmland to accommodate a tree nursery. The road is now two-thirds complete, but a street-side protest over its construction is now in its fourth month. Jones noted his road is being built with recycled concrete and is within Agricultural Land Commission guidelines. Yet it’s his property that’s subject of an ongoing protest despite egregious examples of dumping elsewhere. “We’re saying, just be fair. You’ve got a site like this which is painfully obvious. Put the

boys on this. Get it stopped.” The Finn Road protest is being led by Ray Galawan and Bob Featherstone under the banner Farm Watch BC, which its website describes as “a dedicated team of volunteers who support farmers working to stop construction waste dumping on land in the Agricultural Land Reserve” with an immediate focus on Finn Road. Galawan said Tuesday he’s aware of the East Richmond sites, and said someone has been monitoring them on behalf of Farm Watch. With the growing season set to begin, Galawan said the group simply doesn’t have the protesters to send to other sites. “If we had the manpower, we’d certainly send Farm Watch people up there,” he said from Finn Road. “Truthfully, we can’t leave this place. We’re here 24/7.”

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Smuggled watch, accessories nets woman $7,800 fine Jing Chang Lang will also have to pay $18,000 for the return of the items by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter By the time it’s all said and done, Jing Chang Lang will have to pay nearly $26,000 in penalties before she gets her designer watch, jacket, shoes, boots and handbag returned. Last week, Lang appeared in Richmond provincial court, where she was fined $7,828.28 after pleading guilty to making false or deceptive statements under the

Customs Act. Last September, Lang arrived at Vancouver International Airport following a trip to Shanghai, China. She was referred to a secondary examination, where a Canada Border Services officer found that she had failed to declare the designer items, which were valued at nearly $62,000. Her court fine is an amount equivalent to what she would have paid in the form of duties and taxes. But in order to get the items returned, she’ll have to pay a civil penalty of $18,000. Undervaluation, smuggling and other Customs Act offences may lead to enforcement such as seizures, fines and prosecutions, according to Canada Border Services spokesperson Stefanie Wudel.

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Convicted drug smuggler denied bid for release pending his appeal by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected a convicted drug smugglers bid for release from prison as he awaits the outcome of his appeal on the conviction. Vancouver’s Hin Cheung Lau was sentenced to more than nine years in prison earlier this year for possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking in connection with the discovery of 1,000 kilograms of ketamine in a Richmond-bound 2010 shipment of coffee mugs at the Port of Vancouver from Hong Kong. Citing his strong local ties, and his compliance with the conditions from his earlier bail release, Lau’s lawyer painted Lau as a low flight risk who posed no danger to the community, and noted that the offence was not violent in nature, and he didn’t play a key role in the offences. But Justice Christopher E. Hinkson, of the Court

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A fundraising dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant on Cambie Road later this month figures to be a significant one for St. John Ambulance Richmond Branch and its volunteers and staff. With the fundraising target of $140,000 for a mobile first-aid post—for treating the sick and injured at community events or at disaster sites—now within reach, organizers are hoping the community will once again show its support for this cause. The charity dinner will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 11700 Cambie Rd. Tickets are $50 for non-members, and $35 for members.

The event is sponsored by ASPAC World Class Communities, Tzu Chi Foundation, Royal Pacific Realty, Sing Lim Yeo and Dr. Miriam Yu. Last summer, the branch organized a Richmond Night Market charity show, which helped raise money for the mobile post. “With these funds, we are closer to our fundraising target of $140,000,” said Sing Lim Yeo, chair of St. John Ambulance Ambulance Richmond Branch's executive committee. “We are extremely grateful to all community support groups.” For more information, contact Myette Acha at 604-207-2032. —by Martin van den Hemel

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B.C. Liberals fail to respond to regional district election questions by Jeff Nagel Black Press Whether road pricing should finance transit expansion in Metro Vancouver is one regional issue where the clearest lines have been drawn between provincial political parties. It’s one of the questions put to the parties ahead of the provincial election by the Metro regional district on its new advocacy website, localgovernmentmatters.ca. As of Monday, the B.C. Liberals had yet to respond but the NDP, Greens and B.C. Conservatives had all provided answers. Most responses, particularly from the NDP, pledge mainly to work with local government on key issues without taking a detailed position. On the question of enabling road pricing to raise more money for TransLink, the NDP say only they “will be open to a discussion with a reformed TransLink board.” As for how TransLink will be restructured, the NDP have only said they would put municipal elected representatives back on the board, without spelling out details. The Greens go farthest to endorse higher charges for motorists to drive in the region, saying they support a variety of strategies including road pricing, parking pricing and congestion pricing. B.C. Conservatives are staunchly against road pricing. “Drivers should not be punished with tolls and taxes at ev-

ery road and bridge to pay for TransLink,” said the Conservatives’ response. The B.C. Liberals, who have been under fire from Conservative candidates in Surrey for introducing tolls on the Port Mann Bridge, have promised a November 2014 referendum on new funding sources for TransLink. B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark has said she opposes tolls on existing roads and bridges. Clark said the referendum would allow voters to block new funding to TransLink if they don’t support it, although Transportation Minister Mary Polak had previously suggested the referendum would make voters provide more revenue to TransLink one way or another, by choosing the most acceptable source. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, who is running for the B.C. Liberals in Surrey, said he’s unsure why his party had not yet responded to Metro’s questions, but added they are working on it. B.C. Conservative responses highlight their plans to scrap the carbon tax, although critics question where the lost revenue would be recovered. The NDP pledge to redirect some carbon tax revenue (now going to corporate tax reduction) to public transit initiatives. The Greens support a higher, more “robust” carbon tax. They say using some of the increase

“Drivers should not be punished with tolls and taxes at every road and bridge to pay for TransLink.” — B.C. Conservatives

for transit may make sense, but the revenue-neutral model – where income taxes drop as the carbon tax rises – gives people a stronger incentive over the longer term to choose a loweremission lifestyle. Other NDP pledges in the responses to Metro include ending a BC Liberal requirement that provincial grants go to municipal or regional infrastructure projects only if they’ve been studied as potential public-private partnerships (P3s). On how to protect viable agricultural land in the ALR from encroachment by industry, the NDP pledge to renew the Agricultural Land Commission and protect the ALR, in concert with various support programs for agriculture. The Greens caution the ALR is “popular with urbanites” but can hurt farmers as it restricts their ability to realize a reasonable return from their land when they retire. Greens also said tough sewage treatment standards imposed by the federal government reflect “one-size-fits-all” thinking and it would help renegotiate the requirements with Ottawa to reduce the $1.4-billion bill to rebuild Metro treatment plants. On the question of how Metro should keep pace with growing population and demand on its infrastructure, the Greens said the region should not continue with unlimited growth but should look to other tools to cap populations at sustainable levels. Metro board chair Greg Moore said it was “unfortunate” the BC Liberals did not respond as the path chosen by the next government will decide how TransLink is reformed and how much higher residents’ taxes must climb to pay for infrastructure upgrades.


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Find the joy in skating, youth told Olympic medallist, TSN analyst Tracy Wilson conducts clinic for Connaught skaters by Don Fennell

ganized a camp for his skaters featuring highprofile instructors. “It’s the right time of the year and a time when our athletes need an extra push or momentum going into a new season,” said Murphy. “And Tracy is amazing at providing that. She really simplifies things for the skaters. We often get bogged down with the technical things and the to-do lists, and she’s able to break the skating down to something joyful and achievable.” Wilson’s own skating career was much decorated. With McCall, from 1982 through 1988, there were consecutive Canadian ice dance championships, the Olympic bronze. and three additional bronze medals from world championships. And prior to the string of national titles, Wil-

Sports Editor Since winning a bronze medal in pairs ice dance, with partner Rob McCall, at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Tracy Wilson’s career in skating has continued to blossom. But even she is surprised how rewarding it’s been. “I would’ve bet you anything when I was competing that skating would never have that joy for me again,” said the ever-engaging TSN analyst during a break from teaching an eager-to-learn group of young Connaught skaters Monday at the Richmond Ice Centre. “When you compete at the Olympics or world championships or Stars On Ice it doesn’t get better than that, so it was something I really worked to come to terms with, so that when my skating career wound down that was a thing of past. I can’t tell you how delighted I am as a teacher the joy I’ve found from getting out there with the kids or even the adult classes. There is a joy to skating I’m delighted to rediscover.” Wilson, 51, was in Richmond this week as a guest instructor at the Connaught

son won the Canadian junior pairs ice dance title with Mark Stokes in 1980. Made a member of the Order of Canada (the nation’s highest civilian honour) in 1988, Wilson said being able to compete in ice dance enabled her to focus purely on the skating as opposed to spending hours working on triple jumps, quads or spins. It brought it down to the basics. “I had some of the best teachers and learned some things I was able to experiment with,” she said. “When you’re in a place where you’re one with the music, and you’re aware of the blade on the ice, it’s just sort of (a feeling of being free). Skating is such a blend of athletics and artistry and that’s what makes it so appealing. The sport has some-

thing for everybody.” Wilson said her goal was to share those basic skating techniques with the young Connaught skaters. “There are certain things I’ve learned from my ice dance training that I can pass on to singles skaters, pairs skaters and even dancers,” she said. “For me, it’s (ultimately) about feeling good from the skater’s perspective, so that they are in total control.” Her words of advice: “Find the joy in (skating) for you and don’t underestimate it. Sometimes we look for results to validate, but if you have a passion that’s what it’s about for me. If you’re going through training for the Olympics, for example, it’s the joy that gets you through. And if you give that to the kids they’ll have it for life.”

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Kallner successfully passing on lessons Richmond youth soccer grad guides U15 Metro Select team to Coastal Cup soccer championship Sunday by Don Fennell Sports Editor

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But there’s no question his influence on Richmond youth soccer is pronounced. After coaching the under-15 Metro Select boys’ team to a league title (12-2-2), he then guided the squad to the Coastal Cup title Sunday—a 1-0 victory over the Saanich Fusion in a game played at Richmond High. The latter win only served to further merit Richmond’s entry in this summer’s Provincial A Cup, which they had already earned by topping the league table. “When the high-performance league came in (two years ago) we ended up losing five of our players, and two went to a different age group,” explained Kallner. “It would have been easy for this team to collapse or go off in a different direction, but they stuck together. They’re really passionate about supporting one another and are very good friends outside of the game as well. We set some goals but it was them, not the coaches, that achieved them.” What Kallner will perhaps take some credit for is ensuring the players have fun. In fact he’s emphatic about its importance. “We’ve never been focused on results, but rather on the way we play the game,” he said. “Instead of simply chasing the ball, our players want to control the ball. So it absolutely makes for a much more enjoyable game. But this group is also absolutely committed and it’s not us as coaches dictating that but the players themselves. They have a lot of things going on in their lives, but they want to be here. We have above 90 per cent attendance at practices.” Recognizing the players’ desire to continue improving, Kallner and his colleagues oversee three regular practice sessions each week focusing on the technical aspects of soccer. But little time is dedicated to actual fitness, which is instead integrated into the ball training. But Kallner cautions they are also careful not to overload the players. “There has to be an opportunity for them to recover,” he said. “It’s one of the things we really emphasize in our program. We train Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays and typically play Saturday and spend a lot of time designing what the training sessions are going to look like so there’s enough recovering time in place for the game, but also recovery time in between practice sessions. They have a lot of things going on like school and I think having an opportunity for balance has really allowed them to enjoy the game.” Kallner’s philosophies are based in part on his own coaching experiences, as well as his influences playing youth soccer in Richmond. Kallner’s introduction to the game locally came when he was just eight years old. His first coach was legendary local sports figure Jim Lamond, current

Don Fennell photo Jacob Allison (right) of the Richmond United Metro Select under-15 boys’ soccer team keeps his eye on the ball during the Coastal Cup final Sunday at Richmond High. Richmond won 1-0 and will play in the Provincial A Cup final July 4 to 7 in Langley.

chairman of Richmond Sports Council and a former B.C. and Canadian soccer executive. “We had just moved to Canada (from South Africa) and I was fortunate to put on Jim’s team, developing a friendship that has lasted through to today,” said Kallner. “Jim has been a huge contributor to soccer, but I remember him as a larger than life figure and a wonderful man who was always ready to contribute. He used to load us everyone in his station wagon every Saturday morning and take us to our games. Those are

very fond memories.” It was also Lamond who got Kallner into coaching, introducing him to that side of the sport when he was 13 years old through summer clinics. Kallner, an accountant, said those lessons proved to be integral in his developing leadership skills he still refers to today in his professional career, in coaching, and in volunteering throughout the greater community. While proud of his protege’s success, Lamond isn’t surprised by Kallner’s various achievements and contributions. “He played with me for quite a few

years and was always one of the better players,” Lamond said. “He was always anxious to play and always a team player. And his parents were also great followers of his games. It’s rewarding to see people like him giving back and he gains a lot of respect from the people around him because he shows respect too.” •Richmond teams won three of the five Coastal Cup soccer finals they appeared in over the weekend. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the B.C. Soccer regional championships, Richmond’s under-15 boys’

team outscored Saanich 1-0, while Richmond girls’ teams went two-fortwo as the All-Star Selects blanked Harbour City FC of Nanaimo 3-0 in the under-13 title match at Minoru Park. On Saturday, Synergy defeated Coquitlam-Burnaby 4-0 in the under-15 girls’ final also played at Minoru Park. Richmond’s under-14 boys’ team lost in penalty kicks to Coquitlam after battling back from a 2-0 deficit. The under-18 boys also lost a heartbreaker to league rival Burnaby Selects 3-2. However, the under-18 will still advance to the Provincial A Cup.


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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 156

SALES

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

WE NEED YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM! Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, a building product supplier in Surrey has F/Time opportunities for experienced Sales Reps. Any previous sales experience is okay - we’ll teach you the ropes!! If you’re positive and energetic & looking for a long-term career in a progressive & dynamic company we want you! (Punjabi and / or Hindi also considered asset.) Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience, Full Benefits & THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.

Great Dollar’s Offered for Qualified Candidates. If you have what it takes? Please e-mail resume to: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com or fax: 604-513-1194

160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers@clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLARK BUILDERS REQUIRES out of town Surveyors. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers@clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLASS 1 DRIVER. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to drive Tandem Dump Truck for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. General labour duties included and clean abstract required; Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton. 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. CONCRETE FORM SETTERS. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. Clean Class 1 licence required; Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton; 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 173

MIND BODY SPIRIT

Energy Readings by Angela DON’T LET TIME & DISTANCE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS OF LIFE.

40 Yrs Exp.. She’ll tell you Past, Present & Future Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.

Reunites Loved Ones One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

604-653-5928

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

www.paintspecial.com

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

Solve all problems, relationships, family issues, stress & depression, aura, living conditions (sex drugs & alcohol) 100% Guaranteed Result !!!!! BEST LIFE COACH

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

25 yrs in roofing industry

www.gadryconsultation.com

Appt only 604 872 - 7952

C & C Electrical Mechanical

Running this ad for 8yrs

• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

PAINT SPECIAL

182

FINANCIAL SERVICES 263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

• MONEY TODAY! • Instant Approvals • No Credit Checks • Privacy Assured

Excavator & Bobcat Services

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

10% OFF - Call 604.812.9721 AMG ROOFING & SIDING. Re-roofing, new roof, gutters. WCB

604-275-3158

281

GARDENING

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

604-726-0503 K.D.P. PAINTING

Immaculate Workmanship Int/Ext. ~ Reasonable Rates

Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks!

Free Estimates 21 Years Experience

Cash same day, local office.

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau

188

LEGAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

356

206

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•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates

Brad 778-552-3900

332

Garden plots available on a farm. Rototilled and ready to plant. 200sf to 10,100sf. Rent from $100 & up. Private secure location. NO DOGS ALLOWED.

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ASPHALT PAVING

Commercial & Residential • Parking Lots • Driveways • Garage Apron • Speed Bumps • Potholes • Patchwork • Tennis Courts • Repair & Resurface (Insured, WCB) Over 10yrs of exp. Free Estimates

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CONCRETE FORMING FRAMING

& SIDING Specialists in WHAT WE do! 604-218-3064

320

MOVING & STORAGE

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

But Dead Bodies!!

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

257

DRYWALL

DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp. Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.

Mike 604-789-5268

260

ELECTRICAL

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

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865)

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

21 Years Serving Rmd.

Whether

Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service FREE ESTIMATES

it's comic books, dirt bikes or video games you

Joe 604-250-5481

crave, you'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds!

Sell your Home!

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Sell your home FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

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PLUMBING

MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

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

604-537-4140 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING MIKE THE PAINTER ‘’Painting is my Profession’’ Call (778)834-8724

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

341

PRESSURE WASHING

Mr. Sidewalk Pressure Washing Sidewalks, Driveways, Patios etc. John 604-802-9033

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

LiPiteG Time Offer!

ONLY

604-618-2949

$45/Hr

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

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

Hauling Anything..

★ Reasonable Rates ★

GARDEN PLOTS STEVESTON AREA

CLEANING SERVICES

CONCRETE & PLACING

JUNK REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

ANGELA’S CLEANING SERVICE Move in/out, kitchens, blinds & windows, office clean. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 778-882-2941.

RECYCLE-IT!

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Contact Mike or Jerry 604-241-7575 REPAIR Fridges, Stoves, Washers, Dryers, d/w’s & garberators. Plumbing. 604-916-6542, 604-780-9830

T & K Haulaway

778-997-9582

Need CA$H Today?

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

604-572-3733

#1 AAA Rubbish Removal

FENCING CEDAR FENCE PANELS for Sale & Installation.

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

S & S FENCING & LANDSCAPING

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

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

604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374

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Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

www.mainlandroof.com

.

FIVE STAR ROOFING

•Drainage •Back-Filling •Landscaping & Excavating. Hourly or Contract. 38 Years Exp.

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

356

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

604-475-7077

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Psychic Healer Discover the power of

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Spiritual Reader & Healer

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SPIRITUAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.

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HOME SERVICE GUIDE PLUMBING & HEATING

        

Only $89 including free hot water tank service! Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Plumbers www.1stcallplumbing.ca

   

 

604-272-2809 or cell: 604-841-2479

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removal done RIGHT! โ€ข Tree Trimming โ€ข Fully Insured โ€ข Best Rates

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

CHIMNEY Lake waterfront near Williams Lake in the Cariboo. 3BR with geothermal and rental cabin. Propertyguys.com # 702896 (250)305-6627 $499,000

627 560

MISC. FOR SALE

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

OKANAGAN PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS

477

PETS

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, last 2, males, $1000. each. (604)869-5073 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 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. 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 POMERANIAN - 10 weeks old. 2 black males. 1st shot, vet checked, paper trained. $500 (604)941-2959 SHELTIES: 6/mo m, 4/yr male, 3/yr old fem, Puppies- Sable, ready now Shots/dewormed. 604-826-6311.

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. 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

YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. Parents on site. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

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From $140,000. No time limit to build. Near by lake access. ALSO: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel at $390,000 owner wants to retire and will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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PETS

OF PET THE WEEK

โ€œMIKEโ€ NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

โ€œMIKEโ€, ID# 291244, NEUTERED MALE, ENGLISH SPOT CROSS, 9 MONTHS

Mike came to the Vancouver shelter after being purchased at an auction and then locked in a dark garage for a good part of his young life. Since being transferred to the Richmond shelter, heโ€™s made huge strides and is now ready to find his forever home. Mike has taken part in our kids weekend camp and although not keen on being picked up, he does enjoy his pats from the children. Mike is young and may live up to 12 years so if youโ€™re considering him for adoption, please understand that heโ€™s a lifetime commitment. If you think that Mike is a great addition to your family, come visit him at the shelter!

TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100

SPCA Thriftmart .*/036#-7%t604.276.2477

5431 NO. 3 RD 604.276.2254 & 10151 NO. 3 RD Richlea Square 604.241.7586

PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA

10751 River Drive, Richmond

TOWNHOUSES

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SUITES, LOWER

OPEN HOUSE SAT. 1-3pm. 3 bed luxury townhome. See the video @www.16uplands.com.

RICHMOND. 1 Bdrm above grnd. New kitch bath carpets. $750 inc util no ldry. NS/NP 604-274-1850

RENTALS

RICHMOND - 1 bdrm ground level suite, new. $850/mo inc. util. Avail. now. n/s, n/p. 778-288-8598

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND, Woodridge Estates 7431 Minoru Blvd. 2 Bdrm, 5 appls, w/b f/p, balc. Avail June 1. $1200 + utils. N/S, N/P. Call: (604)608-1511

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION 845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

RICHMOND 2 bdrm ste Francis at Gilbert, gas f/p, sep entr, share w/d & utils. Ns/np. Mature resp tenants. June1. $1075/mo. 604-277-7700 RICHMOND 4th/Granville. 2 Bdrm, no laundry, NP/NS. Refโ€™s. $900 incl utils. Sgle or Cple. 604-244-7862 RICHMOND, Garden City/Francis. New renov. 1 bdrm suite. Park backyd. N/S. No dogs. Avail. immed. $900 + utils. 604-277-9942. RICHMOND Shell/Bridgeport, 2 bd bsmt. Close to all amens. $900 incl hydro June 15 Np/Ns 604-649-9367

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located

โ€ข DIFFICULTY SELLING ? โ€ข Dif๏ฌculty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

778.297.7302

TRANSPORTATION

REAL ESTATE

MARINE

Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Applโ€™s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets.

912

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10โ€™, 12โ€™ or 14โ€™, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call (604) 841-2665

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

YELLOW LAB Puppies. Excellent Stock! No papers. $400. In Mission 604-820-2687 or 604-820-3451

778-895-0968 RMD

X COMMERCIAL X RESIDENTIAL X PARKADES X GRAFFITI REMOVAL X GUM REMOVAL X 200ยบ HOT WATER X FULLY INSURED X WorkSafe BC

 604-874-8158

REAL ESTATE

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 details.

Free estimate and free design. CALL WEST:

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WE BUY HOUSES! Older House โ€ข Damaged House Moving โ€ข Estate Sale โ€ข Just Want Out โ€ข Behind on Payments Quick Cash! โ€ข Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

PETS

WEST CONCRETE

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

POWER WASHING

Mike Stanley, Field Tech Richmond BC

Darrin 604-789-2206

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CONCRETE SERVICE

and Iโ€™m a Nice Guy!

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*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell! $200 ~ 604-484-0379

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Call Sean 778-869-6901 HANDYMAN

RENOVATIONS

EXCAVATION

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5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES

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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE

PLUMBING

BILL GILLESPIE

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GARAGE SALES

EDGEMERE GARDENS ANNUAL MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Something for everyone! Sat May 11th from 9 am- 2 pm. 10111 Swinton Cres. No early birds please.

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AUTO FINANCING 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

GARAGE SALE Sat, May 11th 9 AM - 2 PM 5375 Opal Place, Richmond. Moving Sale Furniture, misc household items

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2002 Jaguar X Type, 6 cyl, 153K silver w/black leather int, no accid loaded & clean. $5500 obo. Call: 604-644-8648

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

By virtue of the residential tenancy act Mr. Liakat Ali will dispose of 1993 Toyota Corolla 4 DR SDN. Vin # 2T1AE04E0PC009535 Regist. owner/debter: Harjinder Kaur Bains. Amount of debt $1,200.00. This vehicle can be viewed at 1pm on June 2nd 2013 at 12520 Blundell Road Richmond B.C. strictly by appointment. All offers must be in writing. Call Ali at 604.833.2103.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lead With Your Heart Fundraiser at Country Meadows

Rob and Myrna Pawlick.

Judy and Ken Miller.

Marie Murlagh, Robbie Armstrong and Irina Radacina.

Fundraiser aids equestrian society

Around Town Amanda Oye

Bob Hoegler and Martha MacDonald.

A room full of people came together to help make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children at the 17th annual Lead With Your Heart fundraiser for t he Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society at Country Meadows Golf Course on April 30. “All of the money raised goes to the program,” said Frances Clark, the chair of the Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society. The society has been

fortunate in terms of finding sponsors, according to Clark. “It means a lot to us to have that,” she said. The funds raised will ultimately go towards helping children with disabilities participate in therapeutic horseback riding. “It can be lifesaving,” said Clark. “We’ve seen children not able to walk who were able to get up on their own feet.” Each child who participates is assessed and paired with another child with similar needs. From there, everything done on the horse is tailored to each child’s individual needs. “We’ve had a great success rate,” Clark said. “(The kids) aren’t even realizing that they are getting exercise,” she said.

Christine Girodat, RBC branch manager and Frances Clark, chair of the Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society.

Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. She may be reached at

Preetmohinder Maan, Harbhajhan Cheema, Harpal Sandhu, Gurdip Singh and Amarjit Takhar.

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Happy together LOOK FOR OUR FLYER IN TODAY’S PAPER!

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She always made sure you ate your veggies. Return the favour by buying her a Kin’s fruit basket! Prices effective: May 8th to May 12th, 2013 *While * Quantities Last Fresh & Flavourful

Strawberry Tomatoes (255g)

$2.99/box

Healthy & Tasty

Sweet & Juicy

Jumbo Lyon Artichokes

Seedless Watermelons

California Grown

Mexico Grown

2/$3.00

49¢/lb

Locally Grown

Sweet & Tasty

Sweet & Flavourful

Bi-Colour Corn

Large Haden Mangoes

California Grown

Mexico Grown

5/$4.00

4/$5.00

Richmond Centre

Blundell Centre

Broadmoor Village

Visit website for store hours

OPEN 9 am to 8 pm everyday!

OPEN 9 am to 8 pm everyday!

Outside the Mall Next to COBS Bread 604.214.0253

Blundell & No. 2 Rd Near McDonald’s 604.275.1401

Williams & No. 3 Rd Next to Shoppers Drug Mart 604.272.8038


Richmond Review, May 08, 2013