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‘Richmond a hot-bed for gang activity’ Ex-gangster says Touchstone Family’s program offers members a way out by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

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Anti-gang police publish first community report CFSEU unveils profile of murder victims, warning signs for parents by Jeff Nagel Black Press B.C.’s anti-gang police unit is taking a step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (or CFSEU) is the integrated team of 400 officers and civilians from 14 different agencies, including RCMP and municipal police forces, that disrupt and suppress organized crime around the province. Their investigations have cracked big cases, such as the discovery of an audacious cross-border drugsmuggling tunnel in Aldergrove and the unraveling of a massive international money-laundering ring. The CFSEU is now out to capture a bigger public profile with the publication of its first-ever Community Report. The report can be read online at bc-anti-gang.com. Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said the aim is to make more people aware of the CFSEU and what it does. The initiative comes as the antigang force chalks up a major win – the arrest in February of three men in the murder of notorious gangster Jonathan Bacon, who was shot with four associates in 2011 outside a Kelowna casino. “Some people never thought that day would ever come,” Houghton said. “Or that the police would ever take something like that seriously. That was one of the watershed moments in the history of Kelowna.”

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The Dover Park shootout was one of Richmond’s most notorious gang shootings.

Houghton said the report pulls together a broader picture of the CFSEU’s work than people see in daily news media coverage. “It seems like every couple of weeks or month we’ve got an interesting story to tell and this was one way for us to tell it,” he said. The report includes stories of officers tracking members of the Dhak/ Duhre crime group who make up one side of the ongoing bloody gang conflict in B.C. And it also releases intriguing findings on who is most likely to end up a victim of the gang violence that occasionally erupts in B.C. CFSEU researchers found the vast majority of gang-related murder victims over a four-year period had previous drug charges or convictions, and often violent criminal pasts. Most were gang members, not just associates or minor players in the drug trade, and a few were girlfriends or an innocent victim, like a man who was shot in Burnaby after picking up a Bacon brother vehicle to install a car stereo in it. B.C. gang-related killings peaked at 36 in 2009 before dropping to 18 last year. Victims are overwhelmingly men and their average age is 30, according to CFSEU stats. Three-quarters of bodies are found near the victims’ homes or vehicles.

Gangs have fingers in every community From dial-a-dope operators to sophisticated high-level organized crime, gang culture takes many different forms by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Gang activity in Richmond reached its highest profile in January of 2007, during the Dover Park shootout in which gangsters sprayed more than 100 rounds at one another, ignoring the hundreds of residents living inside the condos and townhouses that line the park not far from the Richmond Olympic Oval. Though things have been relatively quiet ever since from a violence perspective, locals shouldn’t lull themselves into a false sense of security. Gangsters remain a problem. No community is immune to gang violence, said Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, of the Combined Forces Most (85 per cent) were shot, but eight per cent were viciously beaten, six per cent were stabbed and one victim was burned to death. Also included are key risk factors for ending up in a gang and tips for parents on spotting potential signs of gang involvement. Carrying multiple cellphones, having unexplained cash and making fre-

Special Enforcement Unit. With greed the motivating factor, and drug sales a main revenue stream, gangsters ignore civic boundaries. Richmond and the rest of the Lower Mainland and other larger communities outside the Metro Vancouver area can see anything from low-level diala-dope operations—where drug users can dial up a number left on a business card, and purchase their drugs almost anywhere at anytime—to high-level organized crime. Houghton said his unit’s initial community report, available at bc-anti-gang.com, outlines the risk factors for youth and young adults so parents and relatives can identify activities associated with gangsters. Noting the average age of victims involved in gang-related killings is 30, Houghton said police are trying to help turn people away from this life of crime. “We’d much rather encourage people to have that difficult conversation (with a family member) rather than arrange an obit in their local paper,” he said

quent brief trips out of the home are among the red flags. The report details how police try to keep gangsters out of bars and restaurants to keep them from recruiting new blood, as well as to prevent gang violence. This month the CFSEU said it will publicly identify suspected gangsters where possible as a new tactic

to make it more difficult for organized crime to operate. After a gang-related shooting outside a gym in South Surrey, senior officers are also pledging backup for businesses that make gangsters feel unwelcome in their premises. For more on the CFSEU, check out their website at cfseu.bc.ca. •See related story on page 5.

Program offers gang members a way out of the criminal lifestyle From Page 1 Some gangs are involved in extortions, exerting their influence on Richmond’s new immigrant population who are already accustomed to such activity in their homelands, and whose distrust of police in foreign jurisdictions makes them uncomfortable about calling for police assistance here. Javid has spoken to more than 30,000 people about the gang lifestyle in hopes of diverting them away from the tempting lucrative lifestyle that will likely just get them killed.

He said a recent community report by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit was long overdue. At Touchstone Family Association, a program is offered to give gang members a way out of the criminal lifestyle. StreetSmarts Youth Leadership program is aimed at supporting youth who are at risk of gang involvement. Javid said Touchstone is really at the “forefront of being one of the only prevention and intervention program, for those involved and

transitioning out of gang activity.” Awareness of Touchstone’s program has increased significantly, he said, and he often gets provincial referrals into the program. According to Javid, large numbers of people are asking for a way out because they are seeing the consequences of a criminal lifestyle, their lives and that of friends and family are threatened, and they have debts to pay. Some want help having their tattoos removed, he said. Javid said a partnership with the B.C. Lions

has blossomed, with players serving as mentors for kids, giving them a pro-social experience. In 2011, Javid travelled to Hong Kong to research gang activity, and the link between gangs there and in Metro Vancouver. He said the Lower Mainland operates as a satellite office for organized crime groups in Hong Kong. And so although locals may not see local gang activity, it’s there for the trained eye to see.


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City Page Community news covering May 22 to June 5, 2013 Development Permit No. 85-060 for the former building on the site. 3. 7680 and 7720 Alderbridge Way - DP 12-626615 - Robert Ciccozzi Architecture Inc. - To (1) permit the construction of a mixed-use development that includes 237 residential units and 457 m2 (4915 ft2) of commercial space; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to reduce the required commercial parking aisle width from 7.5 m to 6.7 m. 22 Planning Committee

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Development Permit Panel Meeting Wednesday, May 29 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Agenda Items: 1. 7000 No. 3 Road and 8040 Granville Avenue - DP 12-622179 - Wesgroup PropertiesTo permit the construction of a onestorey commercial building on a site zoned “Auto-Oriented Commercial (CA)”. 2. 3531 Bayview Street - DP 12623994 and HA 12-624406 - Cotter Architects Inc. - To (1) permit the construction of a new two-storey mixed-use building over one (1) level of parking; (2) issue a Heritage Alteration Permit for the site in accordance with Development Permit 12-623994; and (3) discharge from the Land Title Record

4. 11120 & 11200 No. 5 Road - DP 13-630238 - Everbe Holdings Ltd.To (1) permit the construction of a one-storey single use commercial building on a site to be zoned Community Commercial (CC); and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to: (a) reduce the required side yard (south) setback from 6.0 m to 0.0 m; (b) allow one (1) parking space (6.2% of required spaces) to be configured as small car parking; (c) reduce the required setback for parking spaces from 1.5 m to 0.3 m, for parking spaces along the east property line only; and (d) reduce the required width of the manoeuvring aisle for a non-residential use from 7.5 m to 6.7 m. Please call 604-276-4395 for further information.

Fun for all ages at the Engineering & Public Works open house Saturday, May 25 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family to the free Engineering and Public Works open house on Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the City Operations Yard, 5599 Lynas Lane. Stick your hands in wet cement, play in the largest sandbox you’ll ever see and enjoy lots of interactive activities. Food vendors will be on site - watch out for a coupon in this week’s local newspapers and enjoy a free meal for children eight and under. From water and sewer services, road works to snow removal, and emergency to environmental programs, meet the people who make it all work and keep

Richmond one of Canada’s safest and most livable communities. Check out all of this while having lots of fun!

Cambie Spring Swap Meet Saturday, May 25 A great place to sell or purchase gently used items including kids’ goods, household items, sporting gear and crafts. Come out from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 to view all the new and gently used items for sale at affordable prices. Admission is free and money made will go towards Cambie Community Centre programs. Tables are on sale for $20 (plus tax). For more information or to book a table please call 604-233-8399.

Bike to Work Week: May 27 to June 2 Cyclists Invited to Visit Commuter Stations in Richmond Bike to Work Week is a regional initiative aimed at increasing commuter cycling in the Lower Mainland. This event encourages people to suit up and make the move from fair-weather cycling to all-weather cycling and celebrates those who already cycle year-round. Workplaces are encouraged to join the City of Richmond and register to get their co-workers onto bicycles. Prizes will be awarded based on participation rates and kilometres commuted. For more information and to register, visit www.btww.ca. The highlight during the week will be commuter stations that feature free food and beverages, free bike mechanics, cycling maps and information, and prize draws. Come visit us on your bike at: • Richmond City Hall: Granville Ave at No. 3 Road on Tuesday, May 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.; • Canada Line Bridge: Van Horne Way at River Road on Tuesday, May 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.;

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Celebrate National Public Works Week at our open house on May 25. • Thompson Community Centre: Granville Avenue at Lynas Lane on Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m.; and • Flight Path Park: Russ Baker Way at Airport Road on Thursday, May 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

13th Annual Island City, by Bike Tour Sunday, June 9 Come celebrate cycling as a fun form of recreation, fitness and transportation by joining the City of Richmond and the Richmond Active Transportation Committee on our 13th annual Island City, by Bike tour. Island City, by Bike is our annual cycling awareness event and this year will feature long (21 km) and short (6.6 km) rides, both of which will start and finish at Woodwards Landing (11551 Dyke Road). Both routes will travel the South Dyke Trail with the longer one also taking in a new cycling connection to the bike shuttle stop for the George Massey Tunnel. Come out at 9:30 a.m. if you would like a pre-ride bike and helmet safety check; otherwise the rides depart at 10:00 a.m. (long ride) and 11:00 a.m. (short ride). The groups will reconvene at Woodwards Landing to enjoy refreshments and a raffle prize draw. Tour leaders will be conducting the rides so all you need to bring, other than your bike, is your helmet and a sense of humour (or adventure in the off-chance that it rains). Registration for this free community event (Class #262281) is encouraged through Richmond’s Recreation Registration System via: • Internet: Visit www.richmond.ca and click on “Program Registration”; • Touch Tone: 604-276-4300 (24 hours); or • Registration Call Centre: 604-276-4300 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)


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City Board Caretaker wanted for Garry Point Park The successful candidate will provide security to the field house/washroom facility and surrounding park area, on-site presence during large community events and perform minor physical maintenance and janitorial duties. Home and utilities are provided in lieu of equal value of work, general average is approximately 15 hours per week. Please send your cover letter and resume by Saturday, June 1, 2013 to: Ross Sakai, Coordinator Parks Programs 5599 Lynas Lane Richmond, BC V7C 5B2 Email: ross.sakai@richmond.ca Fax: 604-244-1242 City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

Richmond RCMP offer a wide range of local programs intended to keep kids on the right side of the law, including a school sport program. Martin van den Hemel photo

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Awareness is key to deterring life of crime Parents need to be aware of signs and call for help by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Parents worried about their children’s activities shouldn’t hestitate to call the police when the concerns are of the criminal variety. It’s a misconception that police are only interested in throwing people in jail, said Richmond RCMP Const. Jagmeet Dandiwal, of the RCMP’s youth section. In fact, just last week, a concerned parent who discovered their child was sharing marijuana with schoolmates decided to make a leap of faith and contact the Richmond Mounties. Rather than pursuing criminal charges, the investigating officer referred the young man to the Youth Intervention Program, to “help get the kid back on the right

track,” Dandiwal said. It’s this philosophy of root problem solving that has long been a mandate of the Richmond RCMP. Part of this entails forging early connections between police and youngsters at the elementary school level. And that’s done by pairing local police officers with all of Richmond’s elementary and high schools. At least once per week, a police officer visits an elementary school, and talks to kids about different issues. The topics vary from the RCMP uniform, tools an officer has on his belt, to day-to-day activities to call response and public interaction. Police officers also have their own hockey cards, which presents an opportunity to interact with students, and shows them that police officers are human beings too. Dandiwal said kids now in Grade 11 or 12 still remember getting those hockey cards from police

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when they were in elementary school. There’s a wide range of local programs intended to keep kids on the right side of the law, from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which last year taught 1,800 elementary school students, to the school sport program, where Olympic athletes visit an elementary school on a monthly basis. Dandiwal said it’s very important for parents to start interacting with their children and forming those life-long bonds at a very young age. “One of the biggest challenges we encounter is where kids are on the verge of going on the wrong direction...it’s a situation where parents fail to form that bond at an early stage.” The goal at Richmond RCMP is to intervene at a young age, before somebody embarks on a life of crime and becomes a hardened criminal involved in gangs, drugs and other illegal activity.

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EDITORIAL: More to elections than polls

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here is an overriding lesson from the election results of last Tuesday.

Opinion polls aren’t worth a thing when it comes to predicting which party will be elected, and polls are relied on far too much by the media, and by political parties. As a direct result, there is less focus on issues by both the media and parties. Every single opinion poll, including those released very close to voting day, suggested the NDP were going to win a majority government. The NDP’s own internal polls told them the same thing. The BC Liberals may have had

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many commentators suggested that the Socreds were finished. They said Bennett was too old to be an effective premier (he was 69) and the NDP were the party of the future, with a young Vancouver lawyer (Berger) as their leader. Bennett had a simple answer to all those who suggested he was finished — “Take-home pay with Bennett or strike pay with Berger.” It was both effective and deadly. He focused on the economy and the importance of being able to feed your family. And the results were gratifying to the Socreds. Bennett won a decisive victory and Berger lost his own seat. The 2013 polls failed to reflect

that the economy was front and centre in many people’s minds, and the NDP campaign was based on those polls. It talked about three years of deficits, new programs and higher taxes. Economic development was barely mentioned. Polls can never again be relied on as the basis of a campaign, media commentary or strategy. Polling companies need to make drastic changes to the way they survey people, but the media also need to stop relying on them. Information about policies is far more important than faulty polling numbers. —Black Press

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some different polling information, but even they were wondering just how the election would end up, given the barrage of negative polls and the incessant comment from every quarter that they were done. In some ways, this election had similarities to the 1969 election, in which Premier W.A.C. Bennett won his seventh straight victory. The NDP had a new leader, Tom Berger. While the economy was strong, there were a lot of private-sector strikes. Opposition to the government from both the NDP and organized labour was fierce. In the campaign, which took place in the midst of the summer,

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n my view, almost everything that goes wrong turns out for the better. That view applies now to Richmond’s central park, our central legacy, the Garden City Lands.

Over eight months ago, City of Richmond staff came to council with a solid plan to enhance the park. By now, the project might have sailed

through the well-charted “Inventory and Analysis” phase, but it seems off course to me. My concern grew when I learned that project consultants had been told to consider a “major sports tournament site” or “major sports complex.” In the Agricultural Land Reserve! They were to have a workshop on that use with a named single-interest group. In contrast, the project didn’t bring in groups that stand up for the community and licit use of the lands. That includes the Garden City Conservation Society and Richmond Poverty Response Committee. A note: The conservation society’s “Friends of Garden City” aim to help steward the Garden City Lands’ natural legacy in the ALR for agriculture, recreation and conservation for community wellness. Richmond Poverty Response, which has long championed the lands, watches for gaps in service and ways to fill them.

Involving the community through service groups like those would have brought some balance and perhaps saved time and money. That said, it’s time to look at who has responsibility to act. As citizens, we pay the costs and expect benefits. We can alert those in charge and hold them accountable. We can insist that ALR values be restored as the guiding principle of the lands. I expect the Agricultural Land Commission will squelch the tournament complex if it gets that far. To this observer, the core problems are systemic. It’s up to the mayor as chief executive to solve them. Council could help. Besides the undermining of ALR values, the big problem is in the city’s use of consultation. Let’s start with the massive consultation in 2008. It addressed a basic choice for the Garden City Lands: (a) ALR use or (b) non-ALR use. The people overwhelmingly

backed ALR use, as seen in the written presentations to the commission, a tribunal that decided on the people’s side. Be aware that the antiALR side had used many open houses, a lavish brochure mailed citywide and a large phone “survey” later exposed as manipulating opinion under the guise of gathering it. Though slanted, the consultation was inclusive. The people’s choice was to protect the legacy with ALR uses. If that is not honoured, then any further Garden City Lands “consultation” is just a drain on taxes. The project team takes orders from above. Until things change there, their attempts at consultation will amount to window dressing at best. Too big a problem? Need a boost of hope? Look at the photos. In a 2011 one, Arzeena Hamir and Chak Au hold a plaque from IESCO (International Eco-Safety Collaborative Organization), a United Nations affiliate.

They’d chosen Richmond as an eco-model for the world. Mayor Malcolm Brodie said, “What made our city stand out is citizen leadership and participation.” A key instance, said Chak, was the Garden City Lands. In the right photo, British Columbians (off camera) talk with Richard Bullock, chair of the Agricultural Land Commission. He and the Ministry of Agriculture drew on real consultation to strengthen the ALR, with a focus on good use of ALR lands. Obstacles became stepping stones to those successes. We can do it again. One reward is a great ALR central park for all. Firsthand knowledge matters. Join in park tours: 7 pm, Wednesday, May 22. Noon, Sunday, May 26. Guided. Free. See GardenCityLands.ca/ tours. Jim Wright is president of the Garden City Conservation Society.


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Campaign of fear triumphs Editor: There is no mystery about the election results of May 14, 2013. The polls weren’t wrong. The media reported the record of the Liberal government correctly. Even the Liberals knew they didn’t deserve another chance. This result came about because a portion of the voters choose to believe a campaign of fear! Fear was hurled at the public for two months before the election call. It continued unabated and gathered strength through the 28-day run up to the election. Truth replaced with fear. Style once again triumphed over substance. Christy Clark, Ms. Charisma, and the Liberals managed to disconnect the public from their sense of right and wrong and disconnect the public from their hearts. They weren’t struck with mass amnesia. The Men in Black were not dispatched to flash all voting-age adults, erasing their memory. No, the adult voters made a decision to suspend reality, to be deceived by fear, and a tsunami of disinformation and distortion of the facts. They chose not to do a gut check, and placed themselves willingly back into the hands of those who abused their trust, had no integrity and successfully sustained the charade that they the Liberals were fit to govern. The public did not do their homework. They failed the test of democracy. And as such will bear total responsibility for what will come. David L. Merke Richmond

Candidates: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Editor: Do you want to make sure our MLAs are held accountable? If so, then keep a copy of their election literature and then compare what they said they would do to what they actually do. It’s the same in every election and every riding. Did anyone bother to go through what the incumbents promised when they were elected, carefully, line by line? Where were the report cards on their work? Where was the feedback on how effective they were in Victoria? Instead of some kind of unbiased ridingby-riding apolitical performance analysis, we are fed a diet of policy announcements and month-upon-month of party attack ads and spin. And yet, a very good report card could be the very best insurance a successful MLA has in their re-election

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arsenal. Come the next election, the “Good” candidates will be ones who cared enough to keep their promises, the “Bad” will have broken their promises, and the “Ugly” will have conveniently forgotten what they said in 2013 but just want you to trust them with your vote next time. While I won’t always agree with the politics of the “Good” candidates or the parties they represent, they will always have my respect. The others should find a different line of work. Adrian Wade Steveston

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Matthew Hoekstra file photo A cyclist rides over a cycling/walking link attached to the side of the North Arm Bridge of the Canada Line. The bridge, which opened in August 2009, links Richmond and Vancouver for cyclists.

Bike to Work Week, May 27 to June 2, uses friendly competition and events to encourage regular cyclists and new riders to try the trip to work on bike. But in Richmond, there are few riders. Just one per cent of trips here are made with the bicycle, according to the city’s

latest statistics, from 2008. The vast majority of trips—83 per cent— are made by vehicle. In Vancouver, four per cent of trips are by bike. In Portland, it’s eight per cent. The City of Richmond’s goal, set out in its new official community plan, is to grow its figure to 10 per cent by 2041. Getting

there is possible with the right infrastructure, said O’Melinn, who also noted cities can actually underestimate bike trips by using limited census data. “We’ve seen huge, very fast growth in other cities that have made the investment. They’ve gone from less than one per cent to six per cent in a year,” she said.

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‘possible’ in car-consumed city Better Grades Happier Kids “It is happening, but it really depends on are you giving people the facilities that make them comfortable. For example there’s some bridges you can’t get across on a bike at all.” Richmond has a flat topography working in its favour, and considerable investments in bike routes have been made in recent years, including elevated bike lanes on No. 3 Road and dedicated bike lanes on the Canada Line bridge. But in some cases, connections are missing. “So people can only get part of the way that they want to go feeling comfortable and confident on their bikes, and then they get dropped into the middle of the street,” said O’Melinn. “You need an entire network before you can really expect people to change modes en masse.” Last year Richmond completed its first neighbourhood bike route: Crabapple Ridge. It’s a northsouth route between Terra Nova and Steveston using local roads and connecting off-street pathways west of No. 1 Road to offer cyclists a quiet and comfortable on-street alternative to bike lanes on arterial roads. Other neighourhood bike routes are planned, but the city’s official community plan nonetheless acknowledges the current road network has been largely designed for vehicles, which are used for eight in 10 trips. “If everyone continues to drive at that rate as the population grows, the valued quality of life will decline due to rising traffic congestion, a deterioration in air quality and an omnipresence of cars in every neighbourhood,” according to the plan. Policies now call for a redesign of streets within a 400-metre radius of neighbourhood centres to better support walking and cycling, an expansion of bike routes, bike parking at all new developments and the encouragement of end-of-trip facilities in major developments to offer cyclists lockers, showers and change rooms. But Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt isn’t optimistic the city will reach its ridership target. “We might be able to get people on bikes, but to get them to go to work would require participation from employers,”she said.“Most of the places that people work at don’t have end-oftrip facilities for them to be able to shower.” Halsey-Brandt said the city has done what it can

in providing bike lanes and asking developers to include bike storage facilities in their projects—or even end-of-trip facilities if possible. “I don’t believe we can do a lot more other than to try to encourage people through various means to get on their bikes for short trips. To be able to cycle to work all the time, in my point of view, is not achievable.” Four celebration stations are planned in Rich-

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The Richmond Olympic Oval will be home to an Olympic museum.

The Richmond Olympic Oval will host a meeting today for consultants jockeying to design a branding and marketing plan for the facility’s planned Olympic museum. City officials issued a request for expres-

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A consultant will be expected to develop a brand and marketing strategy and create promotional material, including displays, web pages, tourism brochures. The city is accepting proposals until the end of the month. The museum is projected to cost $5,635,000—a figure that could increase if more sponsorship deals are secured. Planned are museum exhibits, interactive activities, art displays and educational programs for students. Detailed design work is complete, and construction is expected to begin this summer. Originally scheduled to open this fall, the museum is now expected to be ready by late 2014, according to city spokesperson Ted Townsend. In an oval “community update” report to council Tuesday, chief operating officer John Mills answered why the museum project is being pursued. “The Richmond Olympic Experience will be an international tourist attraction and will permit visitors to Richmond and members of community to re-connect with their Olympic spirit,” said Mills, noting just $575,000 of direct city money is being used for the project. Other funding sources include local hotel tax revenue ($2.5 million), sponsorship ($1.06 million) and the oval’s reserve account ($1.5 million). In 2010, the building hosted the long track speed skating events for the Winter Olympics. It’s now a community sports hub, boasting two ice rinks, six hardwood courts, running track, climbing wall, fitness centre, batting cages and indoor rowing facility.


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It’s the one day of the year where citizens are welcome to play on excavators and dump trucks. The City of Richmond’s works yard is hosting its annual open house Saturday, when residents can look behind the scenes of city operations. Visitors are welcome to get their hands wet at a hands-on Lafarge cement display, while kids can explore heavy duty equipment, get their face painted and enjoy a children’s play area. The event will feature interactive displays from emergency, police, fire

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Metro environment and parks committee chair Heather Deal said a decision on whether to hold public meetings will depend on the degree of public feedback to initial advertising by Metro of the permitting process. The meetings would not be full public hearings—as demanded by coal export opponents. They’ve criticized the transparency of the port’s review process and say the open house format used by Fraser Surrey Docks is designed to quell dissent. The issue was again before the Metro committee Thursday, where climate change activist and UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison said the port’s consultations are fundamentally flawed.

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By running or walking the scenic route you will be running for a good cause—helping foster children in need. Proceeds go to providing programs so kidsin-care can grow up in a family environment offering stability, hope and healing. Race founder Lois Bouchard, said “the SOS event has raised around $50,000 since it began and this year it promises to be bigger than ever with lots of entertainment, a Silent Auction, and Children’s Zone with games and crafts. “We will welcome a few local celebrities including our Honorary Patron Olympic snowboarder Alexa Loo. We will also honor former patrons Dr. Doug and Diane Clement during the Awards Presentation on the Plaza.” In attendance at the race will be 77–year-old established marathoner Violet Holmes who will

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10311 Scotsdale NEW PRICE $845,000

Opportunity Knocks! Completely equipped Turn-Key daycare with everything you need to start up your new business! All supplies, $40,000 playground and much more! Established daycare was running for many years from this great central location!

10628 Bird Road NEW LISTING $858,000

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Community Worship BAPTIST Broadmoor Baptist Church A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey 8140 Saunders Road, Richmond, BC 604-277-8012 www.bbchurch.ca

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sonshine Adventures for Kids

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA St. Alban

an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 • www.stalbansrichmond.org

St. Anne’s - Steveston Anglican Church 4071 Francis Road, Richmond, BC

Love God…Love People

Richmond Baptist Church 6640 Blundell Road, Richmond BC 604-277-1939 office@richmondbaptist.com www.richmondbaptist.com

Join us for Sunday Worship Service Times: 9:00 and 11:00 am

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

Rev. Rick Taylor

Please join us at 10am Sunday, May 26, 2013 for Worship Service and Sunday School 604-277-0508 • www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church

Richmond United Church

8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Minister: Rev. Neill McRae

Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Children’s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship.

CHRISTIAN REFORMED

GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH

Founded 1888. Richmond’s Oldest Church

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

Worship and Children’s Program Sundays 10:30 am For more information, please check our website or call the office Everyone is welcome!

Children, Youth activities, Young Adult and Adult events. Call the church office for more information 604-277-1939

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH

REFORMED CHURCH (RCA)

CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH www.cccc-richmondbc.com COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m.

Fujian Evangelical Church welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services

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

12200 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1B3 Phone 604-273-2757 • www.fujianevangelical.org

STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.)

Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Contemplative Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Family Eucharist with Church School Wednesday 10:00am. Eucharist, 11:00am Bible Study, 7pm Eucharist • www.stannessteveston.ca

With Promise Land (Children’s Church) Program and Nursery

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8151 Bennett Road, Richmond tel: 604-271-6491

office@icrc.ca

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Don Fennell photo Prospective Team BC players are put through their paces Saturday at Minoru Park during Football BC’s long weekend camp to select the rosters for the province’s under-16 and under-18 teams. Nearly 120 players registered to try out for the under-18 team and over 80 players to try out for the under-16squad.

Crisologo fires final round 66 to win junior tour event A brilliant final round of 66 Sunday earned Richmond’s Chris Crisologo his first win on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour. Crisologo, 17, also earned the low overall score as well as the junior boys’ (17- to 19-year-olds) title with a two-day total 137 in the tour’s junior worlds qualifier played

in Langley. With the victory, Crisologo is one of four players on the tour to be shortlisted for one of four spots into the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship July 15 to 19 in San Diego. The final winners will be announced once all Maple Leaf Junior Tour qualifiers across the country have been completed.

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“The competition was close with a few people within a few strokes of me,” said Crisologo. “It feels great to win my first MJT in this age division.” Raymond Li, 12, of Vancouver, and Justin Yap, 12, of Richmond, both received prizes for tying as the low Peewee-aged players (12-and-under) in the tournament at 159.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Tracy 604-777-2195 An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

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Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T opening for an experienced and enthusiastic Supervisor with superior leadership skills to manage cleaning staff on a day to day basis. Position is for day-time only and includes weekends.

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TALENTS & Treasures Sale, South Arm United 11051 # 3 Rd Sat Jun 1 1030-330, Tables $20-2/$30 604 277-4020 sell/buy crafts & new/used goods. Jewellery, clothes, housewares, Avon, pics, food, etc!

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants bcclassified.com who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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COUNTER SALES/ORDER PICKING/WAREHOUSING Gregg Distributors, Langley, is looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals to join our growing teams. Shipping/Receiving, Order Picking, & Counter Sales Opportunities are now available. Successful applicants should have prior experience. COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS

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Fax resume to: Gregg Distributors: 604.888.4688 or visit Employment Opportunities at www.greggdistributors.ca

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GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company is hiring for team leaders, counter attendants, cashiers and food prep, 4-8 hour shift during the school year. To start training now for positions in September.

Tire Repairers Req’d F/T for Metro Tires Ltd. $15/hr. Repair & balance tires. Replace oil, air and fuel filters. Assist mechanic. Must be physically fit. Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Contact: Ranbir Fax: 604-321-9770 or metrotirerichmond@yahoo.ca Richmond, B.C.

Fax resume to 604-503-0951.

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Experienced MOA required full-time for Richmond family practice. Knowledge of EMR and Smart Series an asset. Please email resumes to: gchmedical@gmail.com

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SOFTWARE Developer for Engineering Applications Lucidyne Technologies, an industry leader in Automated Lumber Grading is seeking an experienced & talented person to join our software/engineering development team. We offer rewarding challenges, a stimulating work environment, 401K with employer contributions and the college town amenities of Corvallis, Oregon. Our scanning systems include multiple cameras and sensors, electronics, multiple PCs and network equipment. The mechanical and electrical components of the system are highly integrated into the customer’s production flow and equipment. Software developers must understand the underlying technology and also appreciate the perspective of end users (operators, technicians, etc.), to develop efficient applications. We’re looking for a person that will take pride in their work and will help us make our product the best it can be. Job Description Implement and test machine vision algorithms to classify defects in lumber with our senior image processing staff. Validate code changes using regression testing against an archive of customer data Verify sensor performance using custom calibration software and analysis tools Interact with customers to capture requirements for software upgrades Maintain and update C++ code for image processing improvements and computational geometry extensions Experience Must have 3-5 years experience with C++ and a degree in either engineering or computer science. Good mathematics and troubleshooting skills are required. Vision to see big picture and problem solving ability are also a must. Additional desired experience in: Real time systems, Subversion, Xml, Windows OS, PC troubleshooting, and basic electronics skills. This is a real-time software coding position. Your code will control our customer’s production lines so errors are expensive. Please use your cover letter to describe what modern software engineering principles you have used to help you write bug-free code while holding to ontime delivery schedules. Applicants must be fluent in English and have the energy to produce results under time constraints. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to ellenn@lucidyne.com.

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SYSTEMS Software Developer Lucidyne Technologies, an industry leader in Automated Lumber Grading is seeking an experienced & talented person to join our software/engineering development team as a Systems Software Developer. We are looking for a person to design and program GUI and software components that acquire and visualize electronic, scientific and production data. Must have 3-5 years experience with .Net framework and ADO.Net. Experience with many of the following: NET VB/C#, Subversion, SQL Server, Xml, Windows OS, PC troubleshooting, ADO.NET, user-interface design, MS Report Viewer, networking, basic electronics skills, PLC systems. Good mathematics and troubleshooting skills. Vision to see big picture and problem solving ability a must. Requires degree in engineering or computer science. Our scanning systems include multiple cameras and sensors, electronics, multiple PCs and network equipment. The mechanical and electrical components of the system are highly integrated into the customer’s production flow and equipment. Software developers must understand the underlying technology and also appreciate the perspective of end users (operators, technicians, etc.), to develop supporting applications. We’re looking for a person that will get a kick out of joining our team and help us make our product the best it can be. Applicants must be fluent in English and have the energy to produce results under time constraints. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to ellenn@lucidyne.com

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Tourism Richmond Service Awards at River Rock

Kelvin Monteiro and Novia Chow.

Service with a smile by Amanda Oye Around Town Excellence in customer service and dedication to helping others were celebrated at the fifth annual Tourism Richmond Service Awards at River Rock Casino Resort last Wednesday evening. Around 350 people attended a reception before the official awards ceremony, where they enjoyed an assortment of food and drinks provided by local restaurants and businesses. The awards, themed Up-Up and Away— Taking Service to New Heights, acknowledged the hard work of nominees and winners in eight categories. “These are people who are generally front-line workers and they’re not generally in the limelight,” said Ed Gavsie, the director

Maria Valley and Danielle Compton-Harvey.

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of visitor and partner service at Tourism Richmond. “My favourite part of the evening (is) when we march them in.” The event has grown a lot since it was established five years ago. “The growth has been on a number of fronts, but probably the most gratifying is the number of nominations we receive,” he said. “That increases every year.” Anyone who works in Richmond can be nominated for an award online at www.richmond serviceawards.com. “It’s always easy to complain … but all of us receive good service and in that instant want to recognize that person,” Gavsie said. Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. She may be reached at amanda.oye@telus.net.

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A different kind of duplex

Abstract Homes and Renovation’s Sandro Stefanucci has a new spin on a classic duplex.

By Kerry Vital A classic duplex is easily recognizable, with its two single-family homes sharing a common wall in the middle. Vancouver’s Abstract Homes and Renovation is shaking up your perception of a duplex with their unique back-to-front design. Instead of having the homes side-by-side, the second home is attached directly behind the first one and accessed by a path

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The two rooms most likely to cement or reject the sale or purchase of a house are the kitchen and bathroom. They are also the most expensive to renovate. Unlike every other room in the house, there is so much going on in these rooms, including plumbing which is sometimes quite complicated, electrical, tiling and drains, just to mention a few. So when planning a renovation you have to get it right because mistakes can be costly. Buyers know they can renovate most rooms with flooring and paint but bathrooms take renovation to a whole new level of expense and your potential buyer is doing sums in their head to figure out how much tearing out and renovating is going to cost on top of the purchase price as they tour your house. There are many choices to make these days, which each come with consequences. Among the options are oversize steam showers, bathtubs carved out of a single piece of rock, marble floors and walls, double sinks; the list goes on. Not always taken into consideration when planning the renovation of an older home is weight. Homes built in years gone by may not be structurally sound

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Best Builders was the first People’s Choice Grand Ovation Award winner for their West Vancouver project, Sentinel. They were also the recipients of three other Ovation awards. Martin Knowles photo

Honouring the best at the Ovation Awards The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association presents annual awards for residential construction. By Kerry Vital The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has honoured the best of the best in the Metro Vancouver residential construction industry at the Ovation Awards, handed out on April 20 in Vancouver. Now in their fourth year, the awards recognize builders, renovators and

designers for their achievements. This year, the GVHBA added a new category to the awards: the People’s Choice Grand Ovation Award. Its first winner was Best Builders’ Sentinel House, located in West Vancouver. Best Builders also won awards for Best Addition/ Conversion Renovation, Best Custom Home: $500,000 to $999,999 and Best New Kitchen: Under $100,000. Portrait Homes was the proud recipient of awards for Best Single Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 square feet, Best Single Family Detached Home: 2,000 to 2,999 square feet, Best Marketing Innovation for Hampstead and the Grand Ovation Award for Single-Family Builder

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Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association hosts glitzy gala in Vancouver “ from page.1 were Intermind Design for RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Small Volume, My House Design/Build Team for RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume, Tavan Developments for Custom Builder of the Year and Concert Properties for Multi-Family Builder of the Year. The My House Design/Build Team also won awards for Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and Over, Best Renovated Room and Best Renovation $500,000 to $799,999. Intermind Design was itself one of the big winners of the evening, with awards for Best Accessible Renovation and Best Renovation: Under $250,000 on top of their Grand Ovation Award. Tavan Developments also picked up the award for Best Custom Home: $1 million to $2 million, while Falcon Homes took home awards for Best Custom Home: Over $2 million, Best New Kitchen: $100,000 and Over, Best Special Feature: New or Renovated and Best Interior Design Custom Residence: New or Renovated. Among the top renovators was G. Wilson Construction, who won Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation, Best Condominium Renovation and Best Renovation: $800,000 and Over. Other renovators who went home with an award include Level One Construction for Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $50,000 and Best Kitchen Renovation: $50,000 to $99,999, and Green City Builders for Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $35,000. For a full list of winners and categories, visit www.ovationawards.ca.

Rob Grimm of Portrait Homes, above right, says receiving the Grand Ovation Award for Single-Family Builder of the Year is a “proud moment” for the company. The My House Design/Build Team, left, went home with four awards themselves. Martin Knowles photos

A home for aging in place “ from page.1 down the side of the property. Located on Commercial Drive, space was at a premium on the lot, giving rise to this creative floorplan that gives each home 2,000 square feet of living space. “It doesn’t look like a duplex,” says Sandro Stefanucci, president and founder of Abstract Homes. “The aesthetics make a big difference.” Stefanucci and his wife Cheri live in one half of the duplex, and rent out the other half. The original purpose of that second half is to give his parents a home that they can live in for the long term. Thus, Stefanucci has included an elevator shaft in order to allow them to access all four levels of the home. That space is currently being used as closet storage. Other accessible features include doors that are three feet wide, in order to allow wheelchairs to fit through them. Grab bars and a roll-in shower in the ensuite bathroom are able to be installed easily. Stefanucci himself was born on the street, and the lot where the duplex now stands belonged to his family. His grandfather purchased the property in 1956, and Stefanucci was

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happy to be able to keep it in the family after his parents were forced to leave the neighbourhood as they aged. “The best use of the land was to build a new house,” he says, noting that the original house was not a heritage property. However, he ran into a few problems when demolishing and re-building. Among them was a long permit process and the challenges involved with removing a house that was so close to its neighbours. In the end the new duplex was worth all the trouble, and Stefanucci and his family are happy with the results. The duplex was the winner of the Georgie Award for Best Duplex in 2012, something that Stefanucci is very proud of. “It fits in with the other homes” on the street, he notes. “You can do your living on the first and second floor,” Stefanucci says, adding that the second floor is a master bedroom with ensuite. The laundry facilities are also on this floor. Stefanucci’s parents have not yet moved in, but he says the home will be there for them when they’re ready. In the mean time, he and Cheri are enjoying their home.

Sandro Stefanucci and his wife Cheri are proud of their back-to-front duplex, which looks like a regular single-family home from the front. Inside, both homes include alder cabinetry and other beautiful features.

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Building a home that’s kind to the environment By Maggie Calloway The news is full of stories about how it is almost impossible for a young couple first starting out to afford to live in Vancouver, and using a conventional yardstick, the information is correct for most but there is a way to not only live in a beautiful house but to also contribute to the solution of affordable housing. No, it’s not winning the lottery but by being very smart in finding a way to build the house you want, where you want it, and how you can afford the whole project financially. One young couple found the property they wanted in the location they wanted to live in, but the 1940s house, on inspection, was not salvageable. There was a lot of rot and water damage and the decision was made to tear the house down and start from scratch. In stepped Samuel and Elizabeth FitzZaland of Green City Builders Inc., who are not only a very talented team of renovators but are passionate about introducing as many real green, not greenwashed, products into their builds. A plan was put together to build the main house with a garden suite on the lower level plus a laneway house, all very carefully designed to fit the lot perfectly. The couple was able to afford the house because of the rental income stream generated from both the suite and the laneway house. At the same time, because of providing rental accommodation, they neatly fit into the municipality’s plan of innovative housing. By building three homes on one lot they took the pressure off development elsewhere. “The clients, once the decision was

taken to tear down the existing house, decided to redevelop the property. They wanted a beautiful, gracious home for themselves and an important point was the rental potential to supplement their income and support the mortgage,” says Elizabeth FitzZaland. “This was also an opportunity to integrate some green building practices throughout the build. This was interesting for us for there were some environmentally friendly elements that were not construction-related as much as planning-related. The property is really tight, only 33 feet wide by 108 feet deep and because a laneway house size depends on the depth and width of the lot, they were right up against both of those measurements but we were able to design to those limitations.” The outcome of this build is a very small, 450-square-foot laneway house over two levels, the onebedroom secondary suite in the lower part of the house, built above-grade as much as possible, which makes it quite bright, and the homeowners’ part of the house, which is on two levels, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. To further make this financially affordable in the short term the homeowners are considering inviting a

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Some of the features of this eco-friendly home include a basement suite, laneway home, stainless--steel appliances and a luxurious bathroom that is made for relaxation. Martin Knowles

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Finding some oldfashioned flair with stone By Maggie Calloway Building with stone has to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, method of creating shelter. Anyone who has watched documentaries on Knowledge Network has seen proof of stone shelters built as much as six thousand years ago and more. In fact if it wasn’t for stone a lot of our early history would be lost in the mists of time. The same basic fact exists today; stone lasts where other materials such as wood have a limited lifespan. In Europe building with stone is the norm and stonemasons in Continental Europe have traditionally learned from fathers, uncles and pretty well everyone in the village from a very early age. If you married and left home everyone in the village gathered together to build the newly married couple a home and these homes are passed down through many generations. The satisfaction of taking the right While it can seem like an old-fashioned idea, Gregory Sorokin of stone, shaping it to fit and building a thing of Vancouver Masonry notes that adding stone can really enhance beauty knowing that your work will stand the the look of a home, whether it’s a chimney or a patio. test of time and give shelter to people through Submitted photos the generations must be immense. Life is a bit more structured now but the art of the stonemason, and an art it is, is still val“The advice I would give to a homeowner ued. Imagine building something you know, if left alone, will thinking of adding stonework to their home last for hundreds if not thousands of years. Not many profesis to spend some time looking at other homes sions can make that claim. to give them an idea about what they want, Gregory Sorokin is an owner of Vancouver Masonry who where they want it, what the purpose is, and learned his trade the old-fashioned way from his family and what kind of look do they want; what kind members of his community in Europe and it shows in both the of stone,” Sorokin says. “Budget of course is stunning designs and the care he takes with each project. important. Look through ... websites ... to get “Stone can really enhance a home with trim, a great chiman idea of what will work on their particuney, stone walkways and patios,” he says. “But remember all lar property and of course (a stonemason) stone is not the same; there is different stone for different purcan offer advice and suggestions. All this is poses and (a stonemason will be) very knowledgeable about very important because stonework can last what is the best for each project.” forever.” Is there anything other than stone that can turn an ordinary Making your home your own, distinct house into magnificent? Stone trim, walkways, retaining walls from your neighbours, and creating a beautiand a private patio can work magic. ful setting is definitely worth thinking about.

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Wallpaper becoming a popular accessory in home decor By Kerry Vital Everyone has a nightmare story about wallpaper, whether it’s trying to remove it from your home or growing up surrounded by crazy prints in every room. But recently, wallpaper has seen a resurgence, helped along by options that suit every taste, style and budget. Wallpaper has been around since the early 15th century, when it started life as a cheaper alternative to panelling and tapestries that were quite expensive. Over the years, several different trends came and went, from Chinese-style art based on silk wall coverings to flocked French designs to the panoramic scenes that are still seen in museums around Europe. And now, the tide is turning again. “The role of wallpaper within decor has really changed,” says Sandra Bracken, vicepresident of marketing for Bouclair. “It is no longer about wallpapering a room – it is mostly for an accent wall.” Long gone are the days of large multicoloured floral prints and faux brick. Now, Bracken says that wallpaper has become a lot more contemporary. “Customers are loving the patterns that are modern, geometric and add a touch of colour,” she says. “The prints are new and modern. They accent a room, they don’t overpower (it).” Sarah Gallop, principal designer at Sarah Gallop Design Inc., says that wallpaper can be a great option for those who are on a budget but are looking for something new and exciting. “People have a bad association with it,” she says. “But it gives such a glamour that paint doesn’t have ... Some of the new wallpapers are gorgeous” and can be easily removed if you decide you want a different look.

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North Vancouver interior designer Sheryn Calvert of Calvert Design Studio agrees, noting that wallpaper can also be used as a decor item. “Do you have a plain white bookshelf? Add some wallpaper for colour and texture!” she says. “People really care about decorating their home and wallpaper has become the new accessory,” says Bracken. “You can create a room that’s unique, interesting and updates a room instantly.”

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Spicing it up in a spice or wok kitchen By Kerry Vital We’ve all had a bad day in the kitchen, where nothing turns out right, things are burning and the scent of the food lingers for hours afterwards. With the recent trend in installing a spice or wok kitchen, those smells can be a thing of the past. Instead, you can lock them away behind a door and entertain in style without your guests ever finding out how much work went into the meal. “It’s usually the spice or wok kitchen where you do all the dirty work,” says Jasmine Jeon of Coast Appliances. “It’s only purpose is to cook food.” Inside, you’ll usually find a gas range and a hood fan, Jeon says. “Sometimes you’ll find a dishwasher, and occasionally ... a fridge. These kitchens aren’t built for the look.” Instead, most homeowners will have a “show” kitchen in the home as well. That is where you will find the high-end appliances, wall ovens and other gourmet accessories. “That kitchen will have the custom hood fan, the hidden fridge and everything else,” Jeon says. “It’s all for show. Quality and design are important.” When installing a spice or wok kitchen (the words are usually used interchangeably by builders and which one is used will depend on the homeowner), it’s important to keep a budget in mind. Because the appliances are meant to be utilitarian and are only seen by the person cooking, the look isn’t as important. “They are usually mid-range appliances” Jeon says. “KitchenAid and Frigidaire are popular. For those who really care, Wolf and Thermador” are often requested. Most wok or spice kitchens are long and narrow, Jeon says, though the size

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Savoring the good life with a bottle of wine When it comes to wine storage, you have many options to suit a range of budgets. From full cellars to a simple wine fridge, life can be delicious with a good bottle of wine. By Kerry Vital Kicking back with a glass of wine at the end of a long week or tasting a new bottle with friends and family at a dinner party is one of life’s pleasures. Maybe you’re happy with having a bottle of white in the fridge and a bottle of red on the counter, but there is a lot more to think about when you’re considering how to store a collection. From where to put it to what kind of storage you want, it’s best to consult a professional when it comes to wine storage. “The paramount thing to think about is the quantity of wine and then build it from there,” says Gary Bombay of Blue Grouse Cellars. “A small collection of 50 bottles or less is more suited to a wine fridge, whereas a serious collector who has the space would look to a cellar.” Wine fridges are also better suited to the homeowner looking to have white wine ready to drink at any point, as it should be consumed at about 6 to 8 degrees Celsius, whereas red wine should be room temperature (about 17 to 18 degrees Celsius). “That’s room temperature in a European stone building,” Bombay says. Typically, wine cellars are located underground or in the basement, but Bombay says he’s recently seen a trend towards homeowners looking to build a wine cellar above ground that can also be used as a showpiece. “They’re looking for a decorative cellar that they’re proud to show off,” he says. “Some are also including a tasting room outside.” Tasting wine inside the cellar itself is not a good plan, Bombay notes. “It’s not a climate suitable for drinking red wine,” he says, adding that most cellars are about 15 degrees Celsius. There are several different options available in wine cellars, from the modern to the traditional. Many people think of rows upon rows of wooden racks when they think of a wine cellar, but Bombay says that there has been some interest in installing modern cellars with metal and glass. “Many companies are labelling wine with showy labels,” he says. “Our VintageView racking holds bottles horizontally, making them easy to find.” The most typical wood that Bombay uses in his cellars is California redwood. “It performs well in a humid environment, which wine cellars are,” he says. “You also want a low-odour wood, as you don’t want to introduce a strong wood such as a cedar which imparts itself on the wine.” What to include in a wine cellar is a matter of taste, but shelving and climate control is of particular importance. “You can build a reasonable cellar for $5,000 to $10,000, but it’s easy to spend many times that when you get into the exotic woods, decoration, staining,” Bombay says. If you’re thinking about purchasing a wine fridge, Bombay recommends looking for one with a dual-zone control so you can keep your white wine cool and your red wine warmer, and shelves that slide out to easily access your wine. He also notes that people can find wine storage that looks like a piece of furniture, from a cabinet to a credenza. “You need to weigh whether it’s just for storage or you want a showpiece,” he says. While there’s much to think about when you’re deciding on how you want to store your wine, it’s worth it in the end when you can pull out the perfect bottle to go with any meal or to use as a gift. “It’s really fun to pull something out of the cellar that is no longer available,” Bombay says. “A bottle of wine that can’t be found anymore is a really special gift.”

Gary Bombay says he’s seen a recent trend towards more modern wine cellars that are built with glass and metal, above, instead of the traditional wood. Rob Newell photo, left, submitted photo above

For those who don’t have such large collections of wine, a dual-zone wine fridge, above, could be just the ticket. For more serious collectors, a full cellar might be better suited, below left. Including wine storage in your kitchen, below right, can be easily integrated with your existing cabinetry to include a serving bar where you can also keep your glasses and other wine-related accessories. Submitted photo below left, Keith Henderson for My House Design/Build Team photos above and below right


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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