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Matthew Hoekstra photo Storefronts whose signs lack one of Canada’s official languages are a common sight in Richmond’s City Centre.
New sign from city on language debate City strategy commits to English on signs, but critics fear words are hollow by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
Matthew Hoekstra photo Pieces owner David Gordon puts the finishing touches on a one-of-a-kind scarecrow on Moncton Street. The sculpture is part of the fourth annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. See story, p. 3.
Richmond city council has taken a small step into the language debate surrounding signs, six months after refusing to budge in the face of a 1,000-name petition. Civic politicians recently approved the Richmond Social Development Strategy— a 96-page document intended to guide the city on social development matters over the next decade—but not before addressing the
matter of foreign language on signs. As an “ongoing” measure to prevent and respond to racism, council’s planning committee added the words: “[T]hat any wording on business signage and/or city documentation prominently includes the English language.” “It is a recognition that this is something that the city, as a leader, should have a role to play,” said Coun. Chak Au in an interview. In March, a delegation armed with a petition appealed to council to put a stop to the proliferation of signs with only a foreign language. Kerry Starchuk and Ann Merdinyan showed council dozens of examples of storefronts, bus shelter advertisements and real estate signs with neither one of Canada’s official languages visible. See Page 4
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Scarecrows come out for crawl Steveston merchants getting into Halloween spirit as fourth annual event gets underway by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter They’re some of Steveston’s sharpest dressers. But with mouthfuls of straw, felt and fur, they’re not much for conversation. As for the one standing outside the Pieces store on Moncton Street, she’s not talking either—duct tape is covering her mouth. The Steveston Scarecrow Crawl has begun in the historic fishing village. Dozens of crafty creations—that may or may not keep birds away—are expected to appear in front of local businesses throughout October. Organized by the Steveston Merchants Association, the fourth annual crawl invites people to stroll through the village to view as many as 70 one-of-a-kind scarecrows. This year businesses are competing for scarecrow supremacy, as the top designer will be honoured with a trophy. Holding a roll of duct tape, Pieces owner David Gordon credits Jill Hall with his store’s scarecrow—a silver sculpture that’s currently, and affectionately, known as Crow Terminator. “Jill wanted to do something Canadian, and out of that came four rolls of duct tape,” said Gordon. Wife Sarah Gordon, the Steveston Merchants Association’s marketing committee chair, said she knew of similar pre-Halloween events in other cities, including Lynden, Wash., and thought it would be the perfect fit for Steveston. “People seem to think so. It has become an event that people look forward to and creates
Matthew Hoekstra photo Lisa Eccleshall, stylist and owner at ASK Hair Studio on Bayview Street, styles the hair of what will become the studio’s scarecrow.
great community spirit,” she said. “It brings out cameras, and gets people walking, talking and smiling.” The crawl also gets people popping into
local businesses, meshing with the association’s goal of keeping the village thriving year round. Also this month in Steveston, merchants will
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Big deals for Richmond industrial properties Industrial vacancy rate rises, but real estate firm contends demand remains strong by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
City of Richmond photo Mayor Malcolm Brodie helped take the wraps off the newly-restored Seine Net Loft at Britannia Shipyards last Thursday at an evening opening celebration. After a $1,192,000 restoration—funded by the city and a $250,000 federal contribution—the building becomes the city’s newest publicly accessible and programmable community space.
A $44.1-million sale of an East Richmond warehouse was the largest industrial real estate deal in B.C. for the first half of 2013, according to a new report from Avison Young. The 412,375-square-foot building is on 10.6 hectares (26.3 acres) at 18111 Blundell Rd. on Port Metro Vancouver’s Richmond property. Kingswood Capital Corporation, led by Joseph Segal, sold the 11-year-old building in February to Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, or PIRET. It’s currently leased to Hudson’s Bay Company, which uses the space for its distribution centre. Richmond also recorded the second largest industrial transaction in B.C., according to Avison Young’s Richmond Industrial Report for fall
2013, released Tuesday. In that deal, PIRET was also the buyer, securing Phase 3 of Hopewell Distribution Centre at 16111 Blundell Rd. from Hopewell Development for $32.3 million. Although Richmond’s industrial vacancy rate at mid-year was 4.7 per cent—up from 2.8 per cent the same time last year—demand for industrial land in Richmond remains strong, Avison Young contends. “With very little available land left for development and premium pricing supporting vendor expectations, demand pressure is expected to be maintained into 2014,” said Ryan Kerr of Avison Young, in a news release.
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Use of foreign-language-only signs continues to increase From Page 1 The drive drew significant media attention, but council took no action and decided against supporting a motion from Au asking for a closer analysis. Now a city strategy calling for signs that prominently include English is evidence the matter is being viewed as a priority, said Au, who stopped short of saying a bylaw regulating language could be next. “I don’t think we’re there yet. This motion is basically to say OK, we need to start the process to have
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it as a public strategy to address this issue.” Staring down a divisive issue, Au said he’s recently been working to “build bridges” among cultural groups, including facilitating a meeting with Chinese mall managers who discussed the language issue just weeks ago. Au said it’s still a frequent topic of conversation that produces wide ranging views—and more discussion is needed. “It won’t just go away,” he said. “Even though last time we said
nothing needs to be done, I don’t agree.” But Starchuk and Merdinyan told The Richmond Review other promises of action have gone nowhere. They noted city hall’s 20042010 Richmond Intercultural Strategic Plan and Work Program suggested a city bylaw requiring local businesses to have“some basic level of signage in English,” but a bylaw never materialized. “City hall has underestimated the damage that has been done to the community of Richmond
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in its reluctance to confront the issue of language on signs publicly displayed—and the damage continues,” they said in an e-mail. Since raising the issue in March, they’ve only seen the use of foreign-language-only signs grow. “As longtime—hopefully permanent—residents we believed that mayor and council had the best interests of the community at heart, but as the complexity of issues increases we are left out of the plan, just being the recipients of empty words.”
Chambers of commerce back open skies A Richmond Chamber of Commerce policy that calls for greater air access in Canadian skies won support from delegates at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting Monday in Kelowna. The policy, submitted with the Vancouver Board of Trade, suggests Canada’s air policy is too restrictive and hurts business. The Richmond chamber says air access is a major issue for Richmond, home to Vancouver International Airport the gateway to Asia. John Winter, president and CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement that Canada’s Blue Skies policy doesn’t go far enough to allow B.C. and Canada to tap into the global marketplace. “From B.C.’s perspective, with an export-oriented economy and a big tourism industry, we need a more competitive air policy to allow both goods and people to travel at competitive prices,” he said. “But this isn’t just a B.C. issue. When chambers across the country backed our policy, it was clear that businesses across Canada want progress on air access.” —by Matthew Hoekstra
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Urban grazers still missing City Board
Sheep still having their fill of grass on a future development site in City Centre
Asphalt paving advisory September 15th to October 31st, 2013 The City of Richmond has contracted Imperial Paving Ltd. to grind and pave the following locations in Richmond from September 15th to October 31st: • 8000 Block of Williams Road • 9000 Block of Williams Road • No. 5 Road from Steveston Highway to Dyke Road –S.B. Only • Dyke Road and No. 5 Road to 300m west • 9000 Block of Leonard Road • Hammersmith Gate (Shell Road to Hammersmith Gate ) • Hammersmith Way (Horseshoe Way to Coppersmith Way) • Coppersmith Way (Horseshoe Way to Hammersmith Way) • Jacombs Road (Westminster Highway to Jacombs Road Overpass ) • 6000 and 7000 Block South Dike Road • Westminster Highway (Maclean to Gilley Road) • Cambie Road – E.B. only from 9320 Cambie Rd to No. 4 Road
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A small flock of sheep, believed to be pilfered from a fenced lot across from Lansdowne Centre mall, is still on the lam. Earlier this month, a sheepherder reported six of his 31-strong flock were missing from a grassy field in the 8200 block of Alexandra Road. According to police, the fence was cut sometime overnight on Sept. 10, and the sheep—worth $250 a head—were missing. Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said the animals haven’t been recovered. “Unfortunately we never did find the sheep,” she said. “What’s interesting is that nobody saw it. It’s not exactly a hidden area. Even if they did it late at night, you would think somebody would see six sheep being driven down the street.” The site is sandwiched between restaurants on Richmond’s Eat Street of Alexandra Road, well known for its concentration of eateries. According to a rezoning sign posted
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rom Stockholm to Sydney to Sicamous, September was a bad month for science.
In Sweden, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally issued its widely leaked update on human-caused global warming. As expected, it downgraded predictions of temperature rise in the face of 15 years of measurements that show little or no average surface temperature increase. The official spin also went as expected. The revelation that more than a dozen computer prediction models have all more or less agreed, and all have been wrong, was played down. The IPCC went from “very likely” to “extremely likely” to affirm its belief in humancaused warming, even as its own core evidence went the other way. Again and again we are told that the vast majority of scientists believe in human-caused warming, and those who don’t are labeled “skeptics” or even “deniers” with hidden agendas. The problem is,
science isn’t supposed to be done by polls or popularity contests, or assertions of faith like those that greeted Galileo’s wild claim that Earth is not the centre of the solar system. Before the angry mail starts to arrive, let me hasten to add I am not arguing for or against the theory of human-caused climate change. You can label me a “skeptic” as I view the temperature readings and the shifting theories advanced to explain them. Speaking of temperature data, David Suzuki had a problem with that at a TV town hall in Australia. Polite, wellinformed questions soon revealed that while Suzuki rails constantly about
the horrors of global warming, he doesn’t actually know much about the latest science. As I’ve written before regarding his CBC-funded attacks on Canada’s oil and gas industry, Suzuki is not only behind on his homework, he resorts to cheap, sensational tricks to exaggerate and misrepresent hazards. His tactics are identical to the U.S.-financed environment groups that obsessively target Canadian petroleum. As for his appearance on Australia’s public broadcaster, don’t take my word for it. Watch the show for yourself. After being questioned on his stale climate change information, Suzuki then got in trouble
on what was once his specialty, genetics. His decade-old attack on genetically modified crops was sharply contradicted by two senior scientists, one in charge of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's efforts to end famine in Third World countries. Back in B.C., local politicians gathered in Vancouver for their annual convention. One of the most intense debates was over a call to the provincial government to declare B.C. “genetic engineering free.” The heart of this movement, which has resorted to vandalism in Europe, is hostility towards Monsanto’s “Roundup ready” seed. Speakers at the municipal convention
Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc
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warned of sinister “corporations” trying to contaminate and control our food supply for profit. The debate pitted hobby farmers against professionals. Peace region grain farmers said such a ban would put them out of business. Others pointed out that the province has no jurisdiction and that scientific decisions shouldn’t be influenced by emotion. The session ended with a classic pseudo-scientific claim. A woman who used to have a couple of bee boxes said someone’s bees died and there was a Roundup-ready canola field next door. Case closed. The misguided “G.E.-free B.C.” motion was supported by a narrow majority. As it turns out, there are agricultural pesticides that may be harmful to bees. The David Suzuki Foundation is part of an effort to get one of them banned in Canada. The problem is, it’s not Roundup, and it’s got nothing to do with genetic engineering. They’re called “neonicotinoids,” because they’re similar to nicotine. Old sheep farmers may recall using a crude version: tobacco soaked in water to kill insects on sheep. It’s ironic that as the “information age” accelerates, our society, overwhelmed by conflicting messages, slips back towards superstition.
Life Lessons Andrea Phillpotts
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We really have outgrown our old house. After our last child was born and all three graduated to fullsized bicycles and sports equipment, it was clear that we’d run out of space. With almost two teenagers, it was clear that the family would need to find a new domicile—one that could fit their bigger sizes and greater needs. Still, I was not prepared for the range of emotions that would engulf me upon facing this big life change.
Yes, a house is just an nonliving thing but at the same time, it is the shell that holds all our life memories inside of it. Each room is stamped with nostalgia of times past. One sunny room housed the baby once upon a time. Another quiet corner is where our old dog used to sleep. The kitchen has hosted countless parties and absorbed the dancing shoes of countless holidays gone by. We’ve set up our lives in these rooms. Our bedrooms are a place of calm with every slant of sunshine through the window and singing bird on the outside tree familiar and homey. Our walls reflect the colours of our lives together and
the art and family photos document a lifetime of love. Although a house is merely wood and plaster, it is a base ingredient in a home—a place to lay your hat, a place to let your hair down, a place to be yourself in. Switching homes is disorienting. Saying goodbye to one home and envisioning yourself in another is painful. But change happens and it can be good. So as I offer up my home to open houses and try to envision another living space, I remind myself that I can make any space our home. Maybe I’ll be like the hermit crab, shedding my old shell for a larger one and scuttling off in my life happily. Perhaps I’ll miss the
beautiful cherry blossoms of the front yard and the closeness of my neighbours. Possibly, nothing will happen and we’ll stay in our old place, rediscovering what is good in our current abode. In any case, I’ll be more thoughtful about my surroundings, the space that surrounds me and supports me in my life. What’s in a house? A lot more that you think. Andrea Phillpotts is a Richmond writer and teacher. Her column appears bi-weekly in The Richmond Review. Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of any school district, organization, or school.
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Is new bridge a road traffic issue or a river traffic issue? Editor: Christy Clark has promised a new high level bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel, while the bridge will likely resolve the traffic issue at No. 5 Road and Steveston. I agree with Mayor Malcolm Brodie it will simply move the major traffic bottle neck somewhere else. There will be side effects of that solution, first and not by any means least it will eat up a huge amount of the finest farm land in Richmond and Delta, making at least one important Richmond farm no longer viable
to operate as a farm—we will never get that farmland back! Second the removal of the tunnel will allow the tankers to slurp up the Fraser River Estuary with fuel for the airport, they will deliver that fuel to the new tank farm they will build on ALR land. Of course with the deeper channel the coal barges can travel freely up the river. This will allow the coal to be shipped in huge quantities right up the best part of White Rock. Is there anyone out there that does not believe that coal dust presents a
health hazard? This is not the only option if the tunnel was twinned we could add rapid transit, put a park and ride in the south end and reduce traffic flow on the corridor with minimal impact on farmland. Of course then the Panamex tankers could not use the Fraser River as a highway and the only farm that we would loose would be the tank farm. One has to ask is the bridge a road traffic issue or a river traffic issue? Scott Stewart Richmond
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Retaining green space more important than another mall Editor: As council prepares to make a decision on the upcoming Walmart proposal for our city centre, I hope they will consider information put forth on the city’s own website. The current proposal will destroy all green space on the site including a previously designated “environmentally sensitive area,” yet the city website under the heading of environmental sustainability acknowledges the importance of preserving these areas for our future. The trees on the proposed site are playing an important role in our urban ecosystem in their ability to store carbon dioxide, a major air pollutant contributing to climate change. In 2001 Richmond joined with other municipalities in a program called “Partners for Climate Protection” with a goal to work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in communities. To allow Walmart to destroy an entire urban forest capable of mitigating climate change, only to be replaced with a few generic trees along Alderbridge surely conflicts with this goal. The final decision on this proposal will have a profound effect on our city centre. I hope council respects its commitment to the “Partners for Climate Protection” program and sets an example of the importance in preserving our natural areas. If retaining our dwindling green space is important to you, please send a message to council before Oct. 8. The contact is mayorandcouncillors@ richmond.ca Ron Spitz Richmond Editor: Given Richmond’s pro-development record, one wonders if council will try to “kill two birds with one stone” with the proposed Walmart complex at Alderbridge Way and Garden City Road. The plan would appear to be: welcome yet more big-box mall shopping, thus presumably more business and property tax dollars. Proponents conveniently ignore the inevitable increased congestion and air pollution from more vehicle use that poor bus service, unsafe or non-existent bicycle lanes, and too-distant rapid transit will necessitate. More acres of pavement and asphalt means more heat, noise, debris, and
dust. Perhaps the worst environmental tragedy is the obliteration of what once was one of the few remaining green and treed view/wildlife corridors in central Richmond. Hmmm, that strategy seems not too unlike erecting a giant white elephant money-sucking pit along the No. 2 Road dyke and obliterating what once was a green, environmentally-friendly example of an urban campground. That leafy oasis was not only extremely well-used and popular, it paid for itself, and arguably attracted far more tourist dollars into our city than the glorified community centre replacement residents must now subsidize in perpetuity. The family-owned Walmart monopoly’s low cost, low wages philosophy bears major responsibility for the demise of small-town shopping streets and small family businesses all across North America. Could Richmond’s already established stripmalls, as ugly and shadeless as most are, or even precious Steveston, be next? Queensborough’s Walmart is a mere 10 minutes east on the East-West Connector; the almost new former Rona at Sea Island Way and Sexsmith has languished untenanted for years; Lansdowne Mall with its huge under-utilized footprint and latest addition, Target, lies one block from the proposed site. But hey! Walmart stores allow camping for free. Ruth Alsemgeest Richmond Editor: Walmart is not the type of corporate citizen that I want to see in the Richmond I grew up in, know and love. According to the Globe and Mail (Sept. 16), Walmart has yet to assist the victims of the devastating fire in a clothing factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers. Walmart took advantage of cheap labour but has taken no action in the five months since the fire to compensate the victims. Saying no to Walmart, and saying yes to preserving the mixed urban forest of the Alderbridge wildlife corridor, would create a legacy for Richmond worthy of the slogan that invites people into our community: Island City, by Nature. I want our future generations to hear songbirds, not just hear about what we lost. Sharon MacGougan Richmond
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Editor: Re: â€œI dream of a GE-free B.C.,â€? Sept. 20. Canadians have access to one of the safest and most abundant food supplies in the world and part of this is because farmers choose to grow genetically modified crops. Crops improved through modern plant breeding enjoy a remarkable food safety record, having been grown for well over a decade and eaten by billions of people worldwide. In fact, regulatory agencies around the world as well as highly regarded international organizations like the World Health Organization, have all endorsed the safety of the enhanced crops.
All new crops, including crops that have been genetically modified or engineered, undergo extensive safety reviews by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to ensure they are safe for people, animals and the environment. Canadian farmers overwhelmingly choose to grow genetically improved varieties of corn, canola, soybeans and other crops due to the numerous benefits they offer such as increased yields, improved pest control and environmental sustainability. When it comes to labeling in Canada, foods labels provide health and nutritional advice. According to Health Canadaâ€™s website, whether food is GM or
not, they are treated the same. If a GM food is demonstrated to be safe and nutritious, it doesnâ€™t need to be labeled as GM. GM crops are not a safety concern thanks to rigorous regulatory standards and therefore do not need to be banned. Technology serves to enhance so many aspects of our lives and agriculture is no different. It is only through continued innovation, including modern plant breeding, that farmers will be able to continue to operate in an environmentally sustainable way while increasing their yields to produce enough safe food to feed Canadians and the rest of the world. Lorne Hepworth President, CropLife Canada
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Editor: Re: â€œI dream of a GE-free B.C.â€? I read the column from the Richmond Food Security Society with some interest as geneticallyengineered foods have become more controversial. The societyâ€™s concerns are environmental and concerning food safety. I gather from the article that there is not much evidence of ecosystem degradation. On the other hand, â€œevidenceâ€? is produced that suggests â€œ potential human health impacts.â€? This is followed by the statement that GE foods have been approved in Canada based on â€œ industry produced science, that has not undergone peer review, nor have these studies been
released to the public.â€? There is a broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops poses no greater risk than conventional food. You can read online this conclusion from the World Health Organization, The American Medical Association , the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Society, and virtually every other respected organization that has examined the evidence. That is a healthy peer review. I dream of a government that acts on scientific facts. John Baines Richmond
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Richmond Public Library hosts home buyer’s workshop Richmond Public Library, in partnership with Verico Complete Mortgage Services and Sutton West Coast Realty, will hold a free workshop on purchasing and financing a home on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brighouse branch (7700 Minoru Gate. Allan Seltzer, a mortgage broker from Verico, will cover the process of how to get a mortgage – from the initial pre-approval stage to the final purchase of the home. Arnold Shuchat of Sutton West Coast Realty will discuss the process of looking for a home, negotiating the offer, and coming to a complete purchase of your new home. To register, visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, call 604-231-6413 or register online at www. yourlibrary.ca/progs. Quote program #830.
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toothpaste, soap, knitted washcloths, brush, deodorant, skin cream, towel, McDonalds coffee cards, baked goods, and lipsticks for youth. It is a great way to recycle a shoebox and welcomes anyone who can give the gift of time (assembling boxes, donation or purchased item). Residents are busing baking in our Baking Club for bake sales to raise funds, The Knitting Club busy making washcloths, and our Helping Hands creative group and ongoing workshops assembling boxes full of helpful goodies. The completed shoeboxes are delivered to shelters, and churches in the Richmond Community, much to their delight, by residents and staff in November and the holiday season.
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Seniors urged to consider fire safety Smoke alarm program emphasizes the importance of older citizen safety One hundred Richmond seniors in need of smoke alarms in their homes will soon be given alarms, installed, at no charge. Through a province-wide smoke alarm program, Richmond-Fire Rescue will receive 100 free smoke alarms to distribute. The program launched yesterday on National Day of Older Adults. In honour of the day, a multiagency Home Safety Fair focusing on a variety of older adult’s health and safety topics was held at the Minoru Place Activity Centre located at 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond. The province-wide smoke alarm program, sponsored by the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C., is strongly supported by the Province and the Office of the Fire Commissioner. Of the 9,500 smoke alarms distributed throughout B.C., Richmond received 100, which will be distributed to older adults. The program aims to have a working smoke alarm in every home in the province. According to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, research reveals a strong link between working smoke alarms and a reduction of fatalities in residential fires. In fact, the chances of dying in a home fire may be reduced by 74 per cent if a working smoke alarm can provide an early warning to give people the required time
to safely exit the home. Richmond-Fire Rescue, Richmond Senior Services, Minoru Seniors Society and Vancouver Coastal Health are collaborating in this forward-thinking effort, establishing the smoke alarm program in Richmond to emphasize the importance of older citizen safety. The City of Richmond Senior Services has identified several at-risk Richmond older adults; those who live in homes built prior to the BC Fire Code implemented in March 1979 and have limited mobility. They have been invited to book an appointment for a smoke alarm install appointment by calling the Minoru Place Activity Centre at 604238-8450. Other seniors may also call to book an inspection, however; confirmation will depend on the availability of smoke alarms and the meeting of mobility and age-of-home criteria. During the scheduled visit, the following home safety inspections and educational information will be provided: •supply and install a smoke alarm on each floor •conduct a fire-rescue home safety inspection, providing printed fire and life safety prevention information •conduct a falls prevention inspection and provide information on falls prevention •conduct a home security inspection and provide information on crime prevention •provide information regarding the Vial of Life program. For more information about the smoke alarm program, call Minoru Place Activity Centre at 604238-8450.
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sports Lawson, MacDonald power Sockeyes to impressive victories by Don Fennell Sports Editor With seven points in his last three games, Liam Lawson has vaulted to
the top 10 in Pacific Junior Hockey League scoring. And coincidentally, the Richmond Sockeyes (30-1-2) have won each of
them to move to within a victory of first-place Delta Ice Hawks (5-0-0-1) in the Tom Shaw Conference. Tied for fourth in league scoring with two goals
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and seven assists, Lawson had a goal and three helpers in the Sockeyes’ 7-3 home win over Port Moody Panthers last Thursday and added
two assists as Richmond downed Abbotsford Pilots 6-2 Friday. Richmond scored four goals in the second period to break a 1-1 tie
against Port Moody while outshooting the Panthers 50-27. Three unanswered third-period goals, two by rookie Ayden MacDonald
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who boasts a team-high five on the season, powered Richmond past Abbotsford. In a rarity, Richmond was outshot by the Pilots 41-39. Richmond hosts Grandview Steelers (3-1-1-1-1) this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas.
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Weather wreaked havoc on youth soccer last weekend, forcing two matches involving Richmond select teams to be rained out. But most of the teams got their scheduled matches in. In boys’ action, Richmond’s under-13 and under-18A United teams both improved to 3-0 on the season with 4-2 wins over Coquitlam MetroFord and West Vancouver respectively, while the under-14s lost 3-1 to Surrey Guildford and under-15s lost 3-1 to Surrey Pegasus. In girls’ play, the under13s remain undefeated following a 2-0 win over Pitt Meadows, under-15s lost 2-0 to Surrey United, and the under-16 tied Port Coquitlam 0-0.
C’s even in Major Midget Featuring five Richmond players, the Greater Vancouver Canadians sport a 2-2 record heading into this weekend’s home-and-home series with Vancouver Northwest Giants in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League. Games are slated for Saturday at 7:45 p.m. at Burnaby Winter Club and Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
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Skaters off to grand prix by Don Fennell Sports Editor A pair of Connaught figure skating champions are jetting off to Europe to match skills with the best in the world. Mitchell Gordon and Larkyn Austman are two of Canada’s rising stars and both recent winners of Canadian singles titles. Gordon—who won the men’s title in 2012 in Moncton, N.B—is set to compete in the International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix Czech Skate Oct. 2 to 6 while Austman—who became the national ladies’ champion in Mississauga, Ont. in 2013—is entered in the Junior Grand Prix Tallinn Cup Oct. 9 to 13 in Estonia. Both skaters were slowed by injuries during the summer, but appear to be back on track. And Connaught director of skating programs Keegan Murphy, who coaches both skaters, expects they’ll perform well. Gordon, 17, has made significant steps to raise his performance level and
interaction with the audience, says Murphy. “These are the qualities that begin to separate a junior competitor from a senior competitor,” he says. “But this is a season for him to grow. There is no pressure to capture any particular championship, only to develop into a more mature competitor.” Also coached by Eileen Murphy, Gordon is one of nine Canadian skaters slated to compete at the second-to-last junior grand prix of the season in the Czech Republic. Last season he competed in two events placing eighth in Linz, Austria and 12th at Zagreb, Croatia. Seventh at the Canadian championships in 2013, competing as a senior, and 16th at the world junior championships, Gordon isn’t as concerned with his placing as he is about his performance. But he’s learned to take nothing for granted. “I’ve gone to a couple of grand prix events now and the thing you learn quickly is to expect the unexpected,” he says.
Also coached by her mom Heather, Austman, 15, is only beginning to tap her enormous potential. Next week’s competition in Estonia will be her first junior grand prix. “Larkyn engages the audience beyond her young years and brings a level of power that rivals the best female skaters in all of Canada,” says Keegan Murphy. He adds her competitive instinct is her greatest strength. In her second year skating with Connaught, Austman acknowledges she’s a bit nervous but looking forward to the challenge. “To represent Canada on the international stage is a
(pinnacle) in any athlete’s life,” adds Keegan Murphy. “It is well deserved and a huge representation of their competitive development in Richmond and a testament of the hard work of the athletes on the ice.” The next major event for Gordon and Austman will be the provincial championships, which Connaught is hosting, Nov. 8 to 11 at Minoru Arenas. •Several skaters from the Richmond-based club will compete in the interprovincial SaskSkate Oct. 4 to 6 in Regina. They are: Haleigha Bulls, Monsie Godinez, Danielle Gordon, Phoebe Wang, Mary-Jo Yun and Martin Yushko.
Mitchell Gordon (above) and Larkyn Austman (right) will skate in European grand prix over the next two weeks.
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Richmond United Church 8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Children’s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship.
Rev. Dr. Warren McKinnon Founded 1888. Richmond’s Oldest Church
GILMORE PARK UNITED 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!
BRIGHOUSE UNITED CHURCH an evangelical congregation
8151 Bennett Road, Richmond, 604-278-7188 www.brighouseunitedchurch.org
Sunday, 10 am – Worship & Sunday School Minister: Rev. Stuart W. Appenheimer, B.A., M.Div. Brighouse Pre-school:604-272-2480 • Brighouse UC Day Care: 604-278-8469
UNITED ANNOUNCEMENT THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA AND
THE VANCOUVER SOUTH PRESBYTERY is holding a
Covenanting Service between Rev. Dr. Warren McKinnon and Richmond United Church (founded 1888)
at 7.00 pm Tuesday, October 8th , 2013 8711 Cambie Road, Richmond Reception to follow the service.
REV. DR. WARREN K. MCKINNON, Minister, Richmond United Church
Rev. Dr. Warren McKinnon was born and raised in the farming community of Wellwood, Manitoba, where his father was a church elder and superintendent of the Sunday School and his mother was organist and church leader. He took his university studies at Brandon, Manitoba, and his theological education in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario. Dr. McKinnon has ministered in seven pastoral charges, serving in northeastern Ontario (Englehart/Tomstown), south-western Ontario (Bolton/ Nashville, Woodstock, Brantford/Mount Pleasant), Burnaby, Port Moody and Vancouver, British Columbia. Also during his time in south-western Ontario, he operated his own video production company, InterActive Media, and taught communication studies at Fanshawe College and Wildrid Laurier University. In Vancouver, he taught a course in Continuing Studies at the University of British Columbia. At Tapestry, Wesbrook Village, UBC, he initiated his own theatre and film studies program called Dramatic Discoveries. Music plays an important part in his life. He is a songwriter who plays the saxophone, clarinet, as well as guitar, and is a professional anthem singer. Dr. McKinnon has also been active in sports all his life, particularly hockey and baseball. He was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Former parishioners have said this about him: “Complacency is not a word understood by Dr. McKinnon and shortly after his arrival … we were enjoying renewal through the many innovative ideas brought forward and executed by him.” “His pastoral visits were both welcomed and enjoyed. He faithfully delivered encouragement and prayers to those ill at home or hospital and to bereaving families.”
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St. Joseph The Worker Born in Grandview, Manitoba November 20th, 1909, Antoinette (Toni) Van Buekenhout (née Fouchard) passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 23, 2013 in Richmond, BC. She was predeceased by: husband Jules; son John; sisters Henriette, Madeleine, Cecile; and brother Auguste. She leaves behind her sister Louise, daughter-in-law Jeannette, grandchildren Paul (Rosanna), James (Barbara), and Jacqueline (Bryan), great - grandchildren Vivienne (Michael), Suzanne, James, Carla, Justin, Jenna, & Sara, and great-great-granddaughter Miriam.
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SAKAKI, Ted Tetsuye It is with great sadness that we annouce the passing of Ted Tetsuye Sakaki on September 28, 2013 at the age of 81. He was born May 16, 1932 in Vancouver. Predeceased by his loving wife Marion in 2006. He will be remembered forever by his daughter Joanne, son Richard his wife Marie, grandchildren Brett & Brittany, many brothers, sisters, nieces & nephews. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 10am in the chapel of the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond BC.
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Her family would like to thank Dr. Raul Carvalho and the staffs at Courtyard Gardens and Rosewood Manor for the excellent care Toni received in her last years.
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A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond.
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Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
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GUTTER CLEANING POWER WASHING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
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Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position.
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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).
JOURNEYMAN MACHINIST WANTED ACR Group located in south Richmond seeks a F/T worker to perform machining on rubber, urethane and some metal. Candidates should have exp. in operating various lathes and be able to read various measuring devises. Candidates with a fourth class boiler ticket will be considered first. A forklift ticket or experience driving a forklift is also preferred.
Tim Hortons Ironwood dba/Pacific Link Retail Grp, 110-11320 Steveston Hwy, Rmd, BC. Food Counter Attendants & Bakery staff FT/PT/Shift Work/Evenings/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends. $10.25/hr + Benefits.
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HOME SERVICE GUIDE PLUMBING & HEATING
• Hedge Trimming / Pruning
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CONSTRUCTION • RENOVATIONS
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• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work
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“FRIZZLE” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!
“FRIZZLE, ID# 297024, DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR, SPAYED FEMALE, 2 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS”
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RESIDENT MANAGER We are currently looking for a professional Resident Manager for our strata complex project in West Richmond. Our Complex consists of apartments and town-homes. We are looking for a person or couple with good organizational skills, strengths in construction and carpentry an asset. Experience and qualifications in swimming pool operations are also needed. We provide; Good wages, Benefits, Paid vacation, Suite provided! Persons with the following qualifications should apply; An RMTI Certificate in Apartment Management (CRM), Good customer relations background (retail or hotel/motel), Carpentry and construction experience or qualifications, Please forward your resume by email in confidence. email@example.com Only those candidates being considered by us will be invited to further discussions. Location: Richmond Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualification: Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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Youth Art Mart at Minoru Place Activity Centre
A group of those selling their art at the event, along with event organizer Krista Germyn (fourth from right).
Young Richmond artists showcased during Culture Days
Around Town Amanda Oye
diverse range of wonderful works of art were on sale at the City of Richmond’s first Youth Art Mart, last Saturday afternoon at Minoru Place Activity Centre. The event featured an incredible display of the city’s artistic talent, showcasing the art work of 14 youths. “Everything had to be of their own creation,” said Krista Germyn, roving youth outreach worker for the City of Richmond and event organizer. “It gives them another opportunity to display their work,” she said. There was a wide range of different types of artwork for sale at the mart, including paintings, photographs, jewelry and buttons. Some of the artists even commissioned drawings for those interested. The event was created
TOP: Therise and Esteia Lee, Berlin Capalad and Terence Austria. SECOND FROM TOP: Daphne Lawrence and Coun. Bill McNulty. ABOVE: Eric Chan, Vincent Lo and Louisa Lee. RIGHT: Caitlin and David Stonham. Amanda Oye photos
Alick and Angie Wu and Anita Chen.
because Germyn works with a lot of very talented youth and she wanted to give them an outlet to display and sell their creations. It was an opportunity to “give them a platform
to display their talent,” Germyn said. It was also a way to give them a taste of what it is like being a professional. Youth Art Mart was held as a part of the city’s annual Culture Days cel-
ebration. “I think it was a good fit for Culture Days,” Germyn said. Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. firstname.lastname@example.org
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