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Two longtime pubs become one Forced out due to redevelopment, Legends Pub takes over rival J Malone’s by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A local neighbourhood pub that recently closed for renovations will soon reopen under a longtime rival’s name. J Malone’s Bar & Grill, located across from Garden City Shopping Centre on Blundell Road, will reopen in the new year as Legends Pub. Legends owner Glenn Jensen bought the rival pub following a long search in City Centre for a new home. Like many downtown Richmond properties, Legends’ Buswell Street site is slated for redevelopment. The two pubs are a five-minute drive apart. Moving into his competitor’s digs is strange, admitted Jensen. “I just closed down my closest competitor. It’d be like Safeway closing down right beside Save-On,” he said. Jensen closed Malone’s two weeks ago after getting to know the pub’s regulars who he hopes will return to the rebranded space in the new year. “We want to be a sports bar,” said Jensen. “We’re going to try and keep that theme.” Legends opened in its first location on Lansdowne Road in 1994. The Vancouver Canucks’ Stanley Cup run quickly put the sports bar on the map. Redevelopment forced Legends to move to Buswell Street—a location that is now also slated for a high-rise development.

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2 Philippines fundraisers set Moved by the devastation in the Philippines, local community leaders have come together to organize a pair of fundraisers for later this month at the Continental Seafood Restaurant at Cambie and No. 5 roads. Clara Chow, a director with the Richmond Chinese Community Society, said she met with representatives from the Filipino Friends in Richmond organization, who proposed the fundraising dinner. Co-organizing the event along with Chow’s society and the Filipino organization will be the Vancouver Diamond Lions Club, Vancouver Metropolitan Lions Club and the Vancouver South Lions Club. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Continental Seafood Restaurant, 11700 Cambie Rd., at No. 5 Road. Organizers are hoping to raise between $12,000 and $15,000, with donations earmarked for World Vision—with matching funds from the federal government—the Lions Club International Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross. Donations will also be accepted during the dinner, and there are plans for a raffle. Tickets are $50 each, and are available at the Richmond Chinese Community Society, on the second floor at 8171 Park Rd. For more information, e-mail info@rccs.ca or call 604-270-7222. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Richmond Mandarin Lions Club, in partnership with Richmond RCMP is hosting a fundraising luncheon at Continental Seafood Restaurant. It is also a Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief fund effort. To directly contribute to the Canadian Red Cross for Philippines relief, visit redcross.ca or call 1-800-418-1111. —Martin van den Hemel

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Farmland defender sees red over ALR threats

Grauer Lands get habitat boost

Fears grow for future of ALC, Metro powers to control sprawl by Jeff Nagel

Native grasses, shrubs and trees are being added to stretch of Sturgeon Bank

Black Press Metro Vancouver’s determination to protect scarce agricultural land is in for a test as two local cities push to reclassify farms for development and the provincial government eyes radical changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve. Richmond Coun. Harold Steves, who helped found the ALR 40 years ago, says the recent moves send an unfortunate signal that the firm line of the past may soon crumble, making trade in farmland very lucrative. “The speculators are out buying up land already,” said Steves. He pointed to a 130-hectare parcel of ALR farmland in south Richmond listed for sale this year at $55 million –  at least double its agricultural value. Steves recently spoke to prospective Asian buyers of the Gilmore Estates property, who he said had no idea what the ALR was or its relevance to their potential investment. There are points all over the region where farmland defenders say agriculture is under attack. The most prominent is Delta’s controversial Southlands development, which was approved by the local council last week and will go to an eventual vote of the Metro board. The 217-hectare parcel of Tsawwassen agricultural land is outside the regional growth plan’s urban containment boundary and redrawing the

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

Richmond Coun. Harold Steves helped found the ALR 40 years ago and is vice-chair of Metro Vancouver’s regional planning and agriculture committee.

line to allow construction of 950 homes and change the land designation from agricultural to general urban will take a two-thirds weighted vote of Metro directors. Langley Township is also at odds with Metro, which has rejected the township’s plan to develop a “University District” of homes and shops on farmland near Trinity Western University. Metro and the municipality are in court over whether the growth plan supercedes the community’s plan. Metro also rejected development plans in two other swathes of ALR farmland in Langley this fall. Steves also opposes a plan in Port Moody to redevelop the former Ioco oil refinery lands, which he said will have the domino effect of removing

industrial land and putting more pressure on farmland elsewhere from the port or industrial users. On top of the internal tussling between local cities and the region over the growth strategy comes the province’s core review, which in part targets the Agricultural Land Commission. Cabinet documents leaked last week suggested the ALR could be split into two zones, with an “anything goes” mandate in Interior areas beyond the Okanagan. It also indicated the ALC could be modernized by moving it inside the agriculture ministry and that community growth applications could be decided by local governments. Giving more control over

farmland development to local cities and presumably taking it away from the regional district and the ALC would open the door to much more farmland alienation, Steves warned. “That would effectively pit one community against the other in a rush for urban growth, expanding urban sprawl throughout the region.” Steves called the apparent plans to end the ALC’s independence and alter the ALR an “amazing about face” so soon after an election by a government that had previously reviewed the commission and okayed a strategy to strengthen it and increase its budget. Bill Bennett, the minister heading the core review, has denied major changes to the

ALR are in the offing. Metro’s regional planning and agriculture committee last Friday voted to call on the province to ensure the core review protects and enhances both the ALR and an independent ALC, and to reconfirm the ALC will get $4 million over three years to provide better oversight of ALR lands. “It’s extremely important that the land commission be independent,” said Steves, who is vice-chair of the committee. “We’re in for a major test of both the regional growth strategy and the Agricultural Land Reserve in the Metro Vancouver area,” he added. “These are major issues ahead of us that are a threat to food security in the region.”

Premier won’t fire agriculture minister, awaits guidance by Jeff Nagel Black Press Premier Christy Clark is refusing to fire Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm for lobbying the Agricultural Land Commission over a decision regarding Fort St. John farmland, despite repeated calls for his resignation. Clark said Tuesday Pimm has referred his conduct to B.C.’s Conflict of Interest Commissioner for an opinion and to provide guidance on how far MLAs can legitimately go in interacting with the ALC. “I understand that the ALC is absolutely an independent body,” Clark told reporters. “Its independence must be respected. At the same time MLAs must be able to bring forward concerns and issues on behalf of their constituents as Mr. Pimm did.” Clark said Pimm was acting as MLA on behalf of a constituent when he wrote a letter to the ALC in support of a proposed rodeo grounds on 70

hectares of land in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Some of Pimm’s lobbying took place after being elected MLA for Peace River North May 15 but before being named to cabinet in June. But Pimm’s ministerial staff also contacted the ALC on the issue after he became minister, including twice on July 25 seeking an early sign of the commission’s decision. That prompted the ALC to issue an unusual rebuke that his approaches were “not appropriate.” NDP leader Adrian Dix said Pimm “clearly broke the rules” and can’t continue to serve as agriculture minister after the reprimand by the ALC. “He responded to that by secretly pushing a cabinet document that would take away the independence of the Agricultural Land Commission,” Dix said, referring to a leaked cabinet document indicating the government may consider splitting the ALR into two zones and bringing the ALC into the ministry’s control.

Bill Bennett, minister in boundaries. charge of the province’s core “After the election, they’re review, has denied there are doing precisely the opposite and trying to get away with plans to weaken the ALC or it in secret and improper end its independence. Dix said Pimm’s backing of ways,” Dix said. “That’s a dethe Fort St. John proposal apliberate deception of voters.” parently inspired the propoDix said he’s not sure what B.C.’s conflict commissioner nent to begin setting up the rodeo park in defiance of the Pat Pimm. can say on Pimm’s conALC’s Aug. 19 decision refusing duct, since he’s accused of to allow it as a non-farm use. interfering with the indeNew Democrats also argue a direc- pendence of a quasi-judicial body, tive from Pimm’s ministry shutting rather than personally gaining from down ALR boundary improvement a conflict-of-interest situation. IntegrityBC executive director Derwork by the ALC in the Kootenays is another sign the province’s core mod Travis called the referral an atreview is poised to recommend radi- tempt by Pimm to buy time, noting cally altering the farmland reserve the ALC’s policy statement already and commission. clearly states elected officials are limDix noted two reviews of the ALC ited to specific channels in attemptbefore the election – one by the au- ing to influence ALC decisions. ditor general in 2010 and a later one “Mr. Pimm is doing little more than ordered by government – led the forum shopping, hoping to find an province to pledge more money to opinion somewhere that will exonbolster the commission’s work pro- erate his ‘inappropriate’ actions with tecting the ALR and reviewing its the ALC,” Travis said.

Log “islands,” new tidal channels and native plantings are among changes made to swath of Sturgeon Bank since the city bought the land with Ducks Unlimited Canada, according to a new report. Known as the Grauer Lands, the city bought 51 hectares (127 acres) of tidal wetlands west of the dyke near Quilchena Golf & Country Club in a deal formally announced in March of last year. Stretching 1.7 kilometres, the site is two-thirds owned by the city and one-third owned by Ducks Unlimited, which has been working to improve the land’s habitat for fish. Most changes have occurred on five hectares of the property’s north end—located immediately south of Westminster Highway. According to a council committee report, the work has included creating “log islands” from log debris that had been displacing native marsh plants. “The new log islands are located away from existing tidal channels to prevent logs from re-mobilizing,” noted Kevin Connery, a city park planner, in the report. Some existing tidal channels have been widened and deepened, and new channels have been added to improve habitat for fish. Native grasses, shrubs and trees are also being added to the foreshore area, and large areas of marsh will be seeded with native grasses, sedges and rushes. “Collectively these areas will enhance habitat for fish and... migratory bird populations, including song birds, raptors and waterfowl,” according to Connery. The land is designated a conservation site. The Grauer family owned the property for several generations, and it was the largest private holding remaining outside the dyke along Lulu Island, according to a city report. At least 47 species of shorebirds and significant populations of great blue herons, swans, snow geese and ducks feed in Sturgeon Bank, according to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, which controls 5,152 hectares of land in the Sturgeon Bank Wildlife Management Area.


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Richmond’s industrial growth brisk Richmond recorded the largest industrial growth of Metro Vancouver cities in the last six months, a new report from Avison Young says. The real estate firm’s Vancouver Industrial Overview Fall 2013 report points to a rapid growth in the region’s industrial inventory since the spring, with almost 1.4 million square feet of new space added in the past six months, and a further 1.8 million square feet under construction. In Richmond, 560,000 square feet of

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new space has come on stream since spring, giving the local market a total of 36.9 million square feet. Most new inventory here is being built on Port Metro Vancouver lands in South Richmond. Richmond’s industrial vacancy rate has risen in recent months. It now stands at 4.4 per cent, up 1.6 per cent from a year ago, according to Avison Young. Regionwide, the industrial vacancy rate is 3.9 per cent, up 0.3 per cent since last year. —Matthew Hoekstra

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Consumers have right to now what is in their food, says Nature’s Path CEO GMO labelling bid falling short in Washington state after millions spent on Yes and No campaigns by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

Get Ready Richmond Personal Preparedness Workshops Register for free workshops The Personal Preparedness workshops will teach you the risks, how to make an emergency plan and what to do in an emergency or disaster. Hamilton Community Centre Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Reg # 352209 South Arm Community Centre Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reg #377259 Thompson Community Centre Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reg #355010

Nature’s Path CEO Arran Stephens hasn’t completely given up hope that a measure that would make GMO labelling mandatory in Washington state will pass. “There’s faint hope that it could still turn in our favour,” Stephens told The Richmond Review. “But it would be a miracle if it did win.” Richmond-based Nature’s Path contributed $250,000 toward the effort, which saw a re-

There are two ways to register for these workshops: • Online at www.richmond.ca/register • By phoning the registration call centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 604-276-4300 (press “2” at the prompt) If you register but cannot attend, please contact the registration call centre to make your space available for someone else.

Nature’s Path CEO Arran Stephens argues that the safety of genetically modified foods has never been adequately tested.

the chief argument against requiring companies to label their products if they contain genetically modified organisms, Stephens said the grocery manufacturers association said it would increase the cost of food by increasing the cost of labelling.

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ported $8 million spent on the Yes campaign. But the No campaign, behind support from companies like Kellogg’s, General Mills, Pepsi and Coke, raised a reported $22 million to break an all-time record. Although the final numbers aren’t expected until early in December, the current tally shows the No campaign is slightly ahead in Washington. (The state has a mail-in ballot system.) Should the initiative pass, Stephens argued it would be a watershed moment that could trigger other jurisdictions to follow suit. 20 other states in the U.S. have similar ballot initiatives pending. “It goes to prove that money can buy you anything,” he said of the unprecedented No effort. Asked to summarize

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recent episode of a documentary television series called Parts Unknown showed a visit to Detroit, Michigan that included a tour of the Packard Automotive Plant. Allan Hill, a guide for the tour, reported that he had lived there by himself for the past seven years finding it “as peaceful as the north woods.” The show related the history of the place: opened in 1903; “the most advanced facility of its kind anywhere in the world”; “epically proportioned”—3.5 million square feet over one mile long and a quarter mile wide; the workplace for 33,000 people in the second world war. It stopped manufacturing automobiles in 1956 following Packard’s failed partnership with Studebaker and thereafter was leased by a variety of businesses until finally abandoned. But, says Mr. Hill, the utter devastation and decay the viewer sees happened quickly—within five years. In the ever-changing world of the ‘car’ century, these ruins are a symbol of a business that, perhaps for many reasons, lost its way. Smaller scale change in the car industry thus seems hardly worth mentioning aside from the fact that it, too, comes so abruptly and with such intense, widespread cultural resonance. Remember the family car of the 80s and 90s—the minivan? According to statistics compiled by WardsAuto.com, the sales decline that began 18 years ago is steepening to the point where the minivan share of the market at this year’s end is expected to be at its lowest point since “3.1 per cent in 1985.”

In 1995, minivan-lovers had 16 models to choose from. Today, reportedly, they have only six. And of these six, only three have higher sales at the end of October 2013 than at the same time in 2012, and none have a higher share of the light-vehicle market. Furthermore, at this point, Chrysler is said to be the only manufacturer planning “an overhaul of its minivan program,” albeit not for a couple of years. Stick-shift fans are also now so few that standard transmissions comprise of only four per cent of vehicle sales in North America, down from eight percent in 2003. Auto experts say they “think of them as endangered.” Whether in response or as a root cause of this decline, driving schools have all but phased out manual driving instruction. Jeremy Acevedo, a prominent auto analyst says, “The majority of 2013 … cars—67 percent—do not offer an option for manual. In the past, a stick shift guaranteed fuel economy, but increasingly efficient automatic and variable transmissions are a lot more fuel efficient.” He also cited changing driving habits as a factor noting (and perhaps extrapolating from distracted driving statistics), “today’s driver doesn’t want to be absolutely engaged.” In interesting contrast, European drivers, in large numbers still prefer stick shift driving including the choice of forgoing the cost of automatic transmissions. Lastly, the 67-year continuous run of one of the world’s most iconic ‘workhorse’ vehicles, the Land Rover Defender, was recently announced to be ending in December 2015. A British four-wheel-drive, off-road utility vehicle, Defender has been rendered obsolete by new European regulations regarding crash safety for pedestrians. The familiar square front end, designed in the late 1940s, is just too aggressive. …by Cedric Hughes, Barrister & Solicitor with regular weekly contributions from Leslie McGuffin, LL.B.

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But food manufacturers “are always changing labels,” he said. “We make changes to our labels every year or so as we modify our ingredients.” Stephens argued that consumers have a right to know what’s in their food. Richmond council passed a resolution opposing the cultivation of genetically engineered plants and trees in Richmond last year. Stephens argues that the safety of genetically modified foods has never been adequately tested. And he said some 80 per cent of foods in a supermarket contain GMOs in the form of soy, corn and canola. “It may sound selfserving, but I would like all foods to be labelled so consumers can make a choice.” These food companies are fighting the consumer right to now. In Europe, these companies have non-GMO versions of their foods for sale, and 42 countries around the world have mandatory GMO labelling laws, with two notable exceptions: Canada and the U.S. Even China and Russia—which Stephens said “aren’t know for progressive policies”— have these GMO labelling requirements.

“We make changes to our labels every year or so as we modify our ingredients.” — Arran Stephens


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Comptroller who defrauded employer gets three years in jail

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Harold Max Russell, 51, pled guilty to stealing $502,673 by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A 51-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for defrauding his employer of more than half a million dollars. Harold Max Russell pled guilty in Richmond provincial court last month to defrauding Award Manufacturing Limited, known in Richmond as Citation Cabinets, of $502,673. Russell was working as the comptroller for the company, and

for four years, between 2001 and 2005, made false journal entries in the books of the company, showing overhead expenses that the firm didn’t actually incur, according to the court reasons for judgement. “Mr. Russell spent all the money that he stole from the company on personal items. In essence, there was nothing driving the offence other than Mr. Russell’s greed,” wrote Judge Raymond Low. The four owners of the business and their respective families provided victim impact statements to the court. “All of the victims told me they do not ever expect to recover completely from this theft, and they anticipate it will affect them and their families financially, even

into their retirement,” Low wrote. In sentencing Russell, Judge Low noted that Russell had a high degree of trust from his employers based on his initial work as their comptroller. “I note that Mr. Russell was careful to avoid practicing his scheme when once a year an outside accountant reviewed Mr. Russell’s books of account, presumably to ensure that he was not detected,” Low wrote. Russell was also ordered to pay $502,673 in restitution. A request he made to Judge Low, asking that Judge Low recommend Russell serve his penitentiary sentence at William Head Penitentiary on Vancouver Island, where both he and his family reside, was granted.

Shooting threat led to hospital lockdown by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Richmond Hospital went into lockdown mode on Aug. 1 because somebody had threatened to grab guns from his locker room, take them to the hospital, shoot people and then shoot himself. Details of the lockdown are contained in a search warrant application filed at Richmond provincial court. On Aug. 1, an employee at a local storage facility call Richmond RCMP to report the threat. The employee received a phone call from a Richmond man who “in-

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sinuated that he was going to get guns from his storage locker, take the guns to Richmond Hospital, shoot people and then himself,” the search warrant indicates. Richmond Mounties advised the hospital of the threat, and it went into lock down, limiting access to the facilities. The man also threatened a welfare office, but then backed down and said “he wouldn’t hurt a fly.” The search warrant application allowed police to enter and search the man’s storage locker. The man was eventually charged under the criminal code with fear of injury/damage by another person. No firearms related charges were laid.

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The Richmond Legion Community Band is celebrating 40 years of bringing music to the community at Gateway Theatre next week. On Friday, Nov. 22, the 40-strong band will be joined by the Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus to deliver its annual Christmas concert. Next Friday’s Christmas concert will feature a range of music—including a traditional Christmas carol singalong. Tickets are available at Gateway (604-270-1812) or at the door.

Applications accepted until November 22, 2013 The City of Richmond supports the enhancement of a positive quality of life for all its residents, and City Council recognizes that one means of helping to achieve this goal is through annual Grant Programs to support the work of community service groups. The City is currently accepting applications for the following grant programs: (1) Arts and Culture, (2) Child Care Capital, (3) Health, Social & Safety and (4) Parks, Recreation and Community Events. A Web-based Application System has been created to provide an integrated, user-friendly, efficient and effective on-line system for applicants. To access the web-based system, as well as Grant Program Guidelines, User Guides and City Staff contact information, please go to: www.richmond.ca/citygrants. Please note that the deadline for applications to all programs is Friday, November 22, 2013. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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New Minoru pool location gets approved City council unanimously approved a new Minoru Park location for a future pool and seniors centre Tuesday. Civic politicians voted 9-0 to replace the Minoru Aquatic Centre and Minoru Place Activity Centre with a new combined facility immediately west of the park’s running track on land occupied by an artificial turf soccer field. Initial plans called for the building to be constructed where the current facilities are. Work on the $79.6-million project is expected to start next year, with completion scheduled for fall 2017. Existing facilities won’t be de-

molished until the new building is complete. The decision will force park planners to reconfigure some Minoru Park amenities. Existing fields—one artificial turf, one grass—would be moved north and configured with the baseball field. Throwing areas for track-and-field users would also be moved. That work will be done during soccer’s off-season, according to city staff. The plan also brings change for the Minoru Sports Pavilion. The half-century-old building will be demolished and rebuilt inside the new facility. —Matthew Hoekstra

Council Update Climate change accelerated by attacks on farmland By Harold Steves In September, 1957, the world’s top climatologist Dr. Sverre Petterssen, Director of Harold Steves the Weather Councillor Forecasting Research Centre, University of Chicago stated: “If the current warm trend continues there will be some remarkable changes in the weather. Already the North Pole has decreased something like 40 per cent in volume. If this continues there will be very little summer ice in the Arctic. In the past 40 years the number of cyclones has increased 59 per cent over the North Atlantic. Our water problem is more serious than most people realize. With increasing population, increasing use per capita, we are already in a mild crisis, and 50 years from now we shall not be better off.” He was correct. And last week, 56 years later, the International Panel on Climate Change says it will get much worse, with increased flooding, heat waves, lack of water, starvation, disease, violence and death exacerbated by man-made climate change in the next 30 years. Then the Philippines were hit with “the worst super-typhoon to ever hit land.” It is estimated that 10,000 people could die from this

typhoon, and the world watches the news as survivors search through rubble, looting stores for food and medicine. Extreme uncontrolled greed is feeding the climate change that is causing extreme weather resulting in disastrous chaos combined with lack of local food. To help combat this is the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), established by the Dave Barrett NDP government in 1973. It protects farmland to provide food security for a growing population in a changing climate. Ironically, the present Minister of Agriculture has recently authored a plan to subvert the ALR to the whims of the oil and gas industry, Port Metro Vancouver and local governments. Our senior governments are intent on building pipelines, fracking the land, extracting every ounce of oil and natural gas, and shipping it to Asia to be burned. Without a vote, and contrary to regional planning, a new $3 billion bridge will replace the Massey Tunnel to allow the oil, coal and jet fuel tankers to ship their climatechanging cargo. Instead of rapid transit, new highways will feed the insatiable appetite for more cars and trucks. Industrial and urban sprawl will consume thousands of acres of farmland between the Gilmore Farm in Richmond and Southlands in Delta. How long can we continue to destroy the ability to feed ourselves and ignore the forces of nature we have unleashed?

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EDITORIAL: ALR position on record To dramatically tamper with ALR would be political suicide

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story in The Globe and Mail last week, based on leaked documents, caused quite a stir among those who consider preservation of farmland to be a top priority. The report suggested that in a “core review,” the B.C. government was looking at dismantling the Agricultural Land Commission, which oversees the Agricultural Land Reserve. Also apparently raised in the document

was the concept of dividing the ALR into two zones – one for southwestern B.C., and the other for the Interior and north. The minister in charge of the government’s review was quick to deny any intention of dissembling the ALC, or to have it overruled by the Oil and Gas Commission. That scenario was raised by some in light of issues between the two land use agencies in regard to oil and gas exploration and extraction in the northern reaches of the province. Bennett maintained the Globe story is based on an old document, and that agricultural land commissioners will continue to decide on applications to amend the land reserve, established 40 years ago to protect farmland from development.

We find it hard to believe this government —or any other for that matter—would be so foolhardy as to attempt to dramatically tamper with something so important to the public, and the province. To do so would be political suicide. Is the ALR perfect? No. Could some re-evaluation be made on some unfarmable lands in the Interior and north? Yes. In that context, we’ll be interested to learn what the core review finds and recommends. However, the government now is on the record that it stands firm behind the Agricultural Land Reserve and the commission that oversees it. That will not be forgotten. —Black Press

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The proposed Walmart development, looking west on Alderbridge Way.

Girding for the ‘Walmart City’ public hearing CIRCULATION MANAGER RACHAEL FINKELSTEIN, 604-247-3710 circulation@richmondreview.com CIRCULATION LITO TUAZON, ROYA SARWARY 604-247-3710 circulation@richmondreview.com

CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER JAANA BJöRK, 604-247-3716 jaana@richmondreview.com CREATIVE SERVICES GABE MUNDSTOCK, 604-247-3718 gabe@richmondreview.com PETER PALMER, 604-247-3706 peter@richmondreview.com JAMES MARSHALL, 604-247-3701 james@richmondreview.com The Richmond Review is a member of the B.C. Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the council. Write (include documentation) within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org Published every Wednesday and Friday by Black Press Ltd.

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n the timeless words of Twisted Sister, “We’re not gonna take it! No, we ain’t gonna take it! We’re not gonna take it . . . anymore!” You gotta hear it in your mind, so google it on video if need be. Then hum it on your way to the Walmart mall public hearing. It’s at

City Hall on Monday, November 18, after 7 p.m. Why “after” and not “at” 7 p.m.? Walmart City needed its own public hearing date, but instead it’s last on a seven-hearing agenda. Not good, even if the others get rubber-stamped. Back when it was easy to require changes, council members excused their nonaction on key aspects by shifting responsibility to the community: “I want to hear what the public have to say.” Bovine manure! A council that wants to listen doesn’t make the public wait. The developers can read, and the public would want me to forewarn them: “Don’t impose a drawn-out presentation—as you, with four city staff, did to wear down an advisory committee. Like council, we have your 153-page report (via Richmond.ca), so your group should need only 10 minutes.” For our part, let’s be thoughtful. We can take

10 minutes each, but a concise minute can have impact. Unique insights are nice, but everyone’s view is important. Speaking notes are useful. After you sit down, identify yourself by name and address. Then state whether you’re for or against the proposal to rezone from single-detached residential to mall use. Give reasons. (To see something similar, watch Shaw Cable 4 at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, November 16.) Unless you fully support it, say you’re opposed. You won’t wish to be counted under “Support” unless any changes you want get made. At council, some citizens were asked to not criticize Walmart. Since the developers trumpet benefits, that’s like one standard for lords and another for serfs. Let’s be respectful equals. Read “Speaking at a Public Hearing” at Richmond. ca. You’ll see ways to take

part in writing or online— before the meeting. If you’re shy about speaking, submit your input first and then come to help show that people care. If you speak too, that’s fine. For more on public hearings, see topics like “Procedure after a public hearing” in the Local Government Act. For my part, I’m now opposed. Along with the killing of every tree in the mall area, I may focus on the viewscape aspect. For mega-developer Polygon, with its Alexandra Court looking south over the mall, the mall developers will add a green parkade roof and living screens. But the Garden City Lands area on the other side just gets visual abuse. In place of natural viewscapes, it gets a mallscape. As well, Alexandra Court gets extra storeys. In the view from the lands, Polygon may block what Walmart spares.

Out citizens, especially City Centre ones, will be deprived of the wellness values of a wonderful legacy. Squandered. On the bright side, Councillors Harold Steves and Chak Au have tried. Coun. Au even asked that the development permit for Alexandra Court be sent to the public hearing, as the Development Permit Guide allows. He was foiled. But what inspired this column was the Mall*Wart sign that citizens put up at Alderbridge and Garden City Road. It was a sign of pent-up outrage—and from Asian-Canadians. Good! With that kind of upbeat mindset, we can channel the public hearing into something better. “We’re not gonna take it. . . .” Jim Wright is president of the Garden City Conservation Society. He blogs at GardenCityLands. wordpress.com.


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Typhoon victims will continue to need support Editor: Re: “Richmond rallies to help typhoon-ravaged Philippines.� There has been an overwhelming positive response from local communities and international communities regarding the devastation Typhoon Haiyan caused in the Visayas area of the Philippines. Having family and friends who live in the Philippines, we are so lucky to have garnered this much support from all over the world,

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Martin van den Hemel photo Heather Brown and Marcia Jacobs were among the locals who shopped Wednesday morning at the new Target store at Lansdowne Centre shopping mall, which opened its doors for the first time this week. The new outlet features specially-designed shopping cart escalators that whisk customers and their goodies between the two floors.

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arts & entertainment Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra talent on display this Saturday An acoustic string ensemble featuring four of Canada’s most talented and eclectic musicians will join Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra in a special concert Saturday. Van Django is the orchestra’s special guest at this year’s Classical Cabaret, “All That Jazz.” Van Django’s music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930s Quintet of the Hot Club of France. It’s the orchestra’s 18th annual Classical Cabaret, featuring dinner, music and a silent auction. The event begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Dr. in Ladner. Tickets are $70 for adults and $35 for children 13 and under. For information and tickets, contact admin@ rdyo.ca or 604-365-3584.

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Perpetual driving self-betterment: Because you’re worth it sleep to keep our bodies functioning. Why should B.C. race car driver Cherie driving be any different? Storms told me she was Why shouldn’t we actively taking an advanced driver engage in making ourselves training course to appease her better drivers? father’s wishes. Every time you get behind She’d been putting it off the wheel of a vehicle, since teenagedom. That said, there’s a possibility you can Every time you her father is an accomplished change your life or the lives racecar driver and a proficient get behind the wheel of others. We might not motorist, so you could argue it of a vehicle, there’s think too much about it, but was an inevitability. a possibility you can operating a vehicle is a huge But she had to find the deresponsibility. change your life or sire in herself first. What folPoor driving habits, not lowed, even she didn’t think the lives of others. shoulder checking, not using would happen. She recently your signals, driving in the Alexandra Straub took home the championship left lane when you’re not title for the B Spec series in passing are minor details her Mazda2 for the 2013 race season. in the grand scheme of things, but have a She grew up in a motorsports household large impact. but it wasn’t until she actually got behind It’s never too late to refresh the basics the wheel at the driving course that her and then pick up a few new good habits. mindset changed. For example, if you look at any of the top “I was just overwhelmed with all of the athletes in their sport, they’re training most technical aspects that it takes to be a good of the time. They’re trying to perfect their driver,” she stated. craft, even when they’re at the top of it. It’s like what my grade 12 math teacher I doubt Sebastian Vettel slums around always said, “Math is not a spectator in his down time, even after winning his sport.” fourth consecutive Formula1 world champiThere was even a poster on the cubicle onship. Sure, he gets a break, but he’s conwall to remind us. stantly training to be faster and stronger. The same thing goes for driving. Except In another interview, I chatted with Izod there’s no poster in the cubicle for that! Indy racecar driver Simona de Silvestro. She We need to be an active participant, tells me that there’s really no such thing as not a wallflower. Anyone who has taken an “off-season.” She says she trains all year advanced driving courses will know exactly long. In fact, she trains harder when she’s what Cherie is talking about. not always behind the wheel of a car to It’s not just about knowing how to shift prepare for the upcoming races. gears on a manual transmission without If the pros do it, we should to. jerking the car, or parallel parking your Some of the most fun I’ve had behind the sedan without curbing the rims. Driving is wheel of a car has been at a driving school. so much more. Whether it was the three-day racing school I understand that this mode of transat the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with portation is a necessity for many. And it’s the Skip Barber program, or a track day something done out of convenience rather at the Mission Raceway with Morrisport than love. Kind of like laundry or grouting Advanced Driving, or even a track program the bathroom floor tiles. close to you, it’s a win-win. Then again, for others, it’s a passion. If we’re all safer drivers then the chances Myself included. of accidents are minimized and we can Taking a specialized course, whether it’s a keep our vehicles dent-free longer. And track day or a race school isn’t just for wan- avoid going through insurance claims. The nabe racers. It’s for everyone. And we can few hundred dollars it takes to enrol is of all learn if we have an open mind. infinite worth in the long run. We read to keep our mind sharp. We walk/ Alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca run/work out to keep our bodies active. We Twitter.com/cargirlsgarage by Alexandra Straub

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Merc E-Class is a class of its own lb-ft of torque. The sedan also comes in Mercedes-Benz Ea high-performance Class 2010 to 2012 AMG 63 edition with a An all-new 2010-model 6.2-litre V8 that makes year E-Class Coupe beat 518 horsepower and its sedan counterpart into 465 lb.-ft. of torque. Canadian Mercedes-Benz All three engines are dealerships, in mid-2009. mated to a 7-speed Even though Style, safety and automatic transmisowner costs tend comfort are fundamental sion and drive goes to to be higher than characteristics of an Ethe rear wheels of the Class, which is considered average, the Coupe and to all four to be one of the safest wheels of the Sedan. E-Class made cars in the world. This The rear-drive 3.5L V6 generation E-Class came Consumer Reports’ gets best fuel economy with 10 air bags and a ‘Recommended at 11.9 L/100/km in new Pre-Safe system the city and 7.6 L/100/ list.’ that readies all on-board km on the highway. The Bob McHugh safety systems, when it 6.2L V8 is the gas guzdetects that a collision zler, with a city/highmay be about to happen. way rating of 16.5/10.2 A car to savour on a L/100/km. All three long road trip, this E-Class came with engines also prefer premium fuel. a new “Intelligent” body structure A standard Dynamic Handling packthat’s 30 per cent more rigid than age also allows the driver choose its predecessor, incredibly comforta sporty-set-up at the touch of a able seating and a newly developed button. This changes the continuously suspension with shock absorbers variable damping, the speed-sensitive that automatically adjust to a driving power steering (with variable centersituation. An optional air suspension ing), ESP/ASR (traction control), was also available with an electronic accelerator response, and speed of damping system. automatic gear changes. The E350 (coupe or sedan) is New active safety innovations powered by a 3.5 litre V6 with 268 included Attention Assist, which is hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The E550 a driver drowsiness monitor, Pre(coupe or sedan) has a 5.5 litre V8 Safe, which is preventative occupant that can generate 382 hp and 391 protection system, Adaptive High

Engine upgrades followed in 2012. The E350 4MATIC got a direct-injection 3.5-litre V6. The E550 4MATIC got a 4.6-litre bi-turbo V8 and the E63 AMG got a 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8. All models also receive a revised transmission, electric power steering and LED license plates. Even though owner costs tend to be higher than average, the EClass made Consumer Reports’ ‘Recommended list of cars to buy and the E350 BlueTEC was singled out for special praise. If style, comfort and safety top your auto “wish list”, and you’ve got the money, consider the remarkable Mercedes-Benz E-Class. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

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The E-Class Coupe. Beam Assist, which automatically dims headlight high beams, and an automatic emergency braking system called Distronic Plus. Attention Assist is a warning system that can sense a drop in driver attention level. It continuously monitors more than 70 different driver performance parameters, such as erratic steering behaviour, and will signal when it’s time for the driver to take a break. Four new E-Class models were added for the 2011 model year: an E350 4MATIC station wagon, E350 BlueTEC diesel sedan, and two convertibles, the E350 cabriolet and E550

cabriolet. At highway cruising speeds you can barely hear the E350 BlueTEC diesel engine, throttle response is fast (for a diesel) and pulling power (398 lb ft of torque from 1600 to 2400 rpm) is phenomenal.

Price Check - 2010 - 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (October 2013) Year Edition Expect to Pay Today 2010 E350 Coupe/Sedan $32,000 to $38,000 2011 E350 Coupe/Sedan $39,000 to $46,000 2012 E350 Coupe/Sedan $49,000 to $57,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase.

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YVR

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n her four-decade long career as a multidisciplinary artist, Margaret Dragu has never presented a gallerybased solo exhibition. Until now. Richmond Art Gallery is throwing back the curtains on Dragu and her art in a new exhibition opening Saturday. VERB WOMAN the wall is in my head, a dance of forgetting, curated by Nan Capogna includes a new video work, performance videos and interactive props. Dragu, a former longtime Finn Slough resident and Governor-General Award winner, explores conflict and forgetting in both public and private contexts. Her lens focuses on footage from Berlin and Belfast, and includes documentation from past performances of VERB WOMAN: a dance of forgetting. Throughout her 40-year career, Dragu has made waves with her art in numerous disciplines. She began as a dancer and quickly began working in other art forms to connect directly with the public, exhibiting in galleries and museums to nightclubs and strip malls. See Page 26

VERB WOMAN: the wall is in my head/ a dance of forgetting •A new exhibition by Margaret Dragu at Richmond Art Gallery running Nov. 17 to Jan. 12 •Free, public opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. •Gallery is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open late Thursdays to 9 p.m.) •Special film screening event is Nov. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.: Sphinxes Without Secrets: Women Performance Artists Speak Out, suitable for ages 16 and up, at Richmond Cultural Centre’s Performance Hall, conversation with Dragu will follow, $5 admission, RAG members free

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Mail art exhibition showcases work of artists Coinciding with Dragu’s exhibition and opening reception is another:

Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap. Organized by Kathy Tycholis, Memory focuses on the long-standing, non-commercial art practice where artists exchange artworks by mail. Over 650 artists from over 45 countries have contributed works to the show. A variety of media is employed on the four-by-six-inch artworks, each centred around the theme of memory. All submissions will also be part of an online gallery (richmondartgallery. org) to showcase the variety of artists and artworks involved. A social event tied to the exhibition is set for Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tear it Up Collage Party features hands-on mail art making, screening of artworks created by all 2013 Collage Night participants, musical guests and a performance by Dragu. Admission is by donation.

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Normally, orange juice has a sweet and tangy flavour for most people. This is because it stimulates specific taste receptor cells on our tongue. These taste receptors are chemical receptors which make up the 10,000 or so taste buds on our tongue. Each taste bud has around 100 individual receptor cells (so there are lots of them). Our taste buds are specifically designed to distinguish or identify five different tastes; sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy. All of these tastes correspond to specific chemical molecules which, like a jigsaw puzzle, fit specifically onto their respective taste receptor cell. Depending on the type of food item you’re eating, different taste receptors get stimulated by these chemicals to produce their predominant flavour. One of the reasons ketchup is so popular is it stimulates all five taste receptors simultaneously. Anyway, one of the ingredients in toothpaste is a detergent, which produces the foaming bubble action. Other ingredients usually are water for body, abrasives to help remove plaque and stains, and fluoride. The most common detergent is sodium lauryl sulfate which is also common in many other household cleaning products that foam and bubble up. This detergent suppresses or blocks the sweet receptors of our taste buds and also destroys compounds which are normally in our mouths called phospholipids. These phospholipids inhibit our bitterness receptor so the bitter flavor is full on. As a result, after using most toothpaste products, the only flavour your taste buds can really identify and sense is the bitter part of the whole orange juice taste sensation. In any case, it is a better idea to brush your teeth after the orange juice instead of before. Both the sugars and the acids in OJ are not good for our teeth!

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Ask the Experts Q: Our company is interested in hiring A:

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There are many important factors to consider when looking for the right company to represent your needs; First, you must consider what your overall objective is for hiring security? What is it you would like security to help your company accomplish? Some factors to consider : · Is the Security Company licensed to conduct business in British Columbia with the Ministry of Justice (Security Programs) · Does the security guard working at the site have a valid security license? · Is the security company properly insured to conduct security work? What type of Insurance protection does the security company have in place? · Does the security company have WorkSafe BC insurance coverage? · Are the security employees bondable? · What type of training do the security guards receive? · How much per hour are the security guards being paid? · Lastly, it is very important for security staff to have a good command of the English language. In the event of an emergency situation, your security staff need to be able to communicate effectively with emergency personnel. For a complete list of criteria to evaluate security service, please contact info@thesecurityexpert.ca Gary Lok is a licensed security consultant and private investigator, he has over 25 years experience in the security industry.

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An HRV or “Heat Recovery Ventilation” system draws fresh outside air into the home and distributes it throughout, while exhausting the stale contaminated air. HRVs are designed for newer well-insulated, tight buildings rather than drafty older homes. Simply put, the fresh & stale air cross through a filter around a heat exchanger. This process recovers heat that would otherwise be lost. As with any appliance, annual maintenance by a qualified technician is needed, and filters should be changed every 6 months by the homeowner. HRVs are beneficial for: • Removing toxins, dust mites & other pollutants; • Better indoor air quality; • Energy efficiency & lower heating costs; • Removing condensation & other sources of hidden moisture; • Reducing mold/mildew, especially in bathrooms & laundry rooms; • People with asthma or allergies. For additional information or costs, contact your local heating contractor to see if an HRV is right for you.

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There are currently many different pain relievers on the market, some natural, some not. The type of pain reliever I recommend is always dependent on the type of pain we are trying to treat and the medications that you might be on already. In simple cases, I would say that arthritis pain would improve more with a blend of natural alternatives compared to headaches and migraines. My general rule of thumb is that chronic pain would benefit more with a daily dose of natural anti-inflammatories. For example, For chronic arthritis, I recommend Canprev Joint Pro, a combination of curcumin and boswelia, along with Metagenics high dose EPA-DHA fish oil, and 5000 IU of vitamin D to reduce inflammation and improve pain control. This would be different than clients suffering from pain associated with IBS or headaches and migraines, where preventative strategies might also be helpful. A general pain reliever for acute pain that I would recommend would be Thorne Meriva SR. To decipher which pain reliever would be most suited for you, drop by our location at Pharmasave Steveston Village!

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Ask the Experts Q: What is caveat emptor?

Q: The weather is getting colder, how can I prepare my furnace for winter?

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When it starts getting cold, you don’t want to turn on the furnace only to discover that it’s not working. Your best bet is to hire a professional to have them inspect, clean and check for gas leaks to ensure everything is in order. However, there are a few simple steps you can take right now to get ready for the winter. Check all the vents around your home and open them if they are closed. Ensure that there are no household items sitting on top or in front of your air vents. This can reduce the efficiency of your furnace by impeding airflow. Remove any items near the furnace to avoid any potential fire hazards. Check your furnace filters regularly and consider changing them if they are dirty or in poor conditions. You can also upgrade to a HEPA filter which will increase the energy efficiency of your furnace. Changing your furnace filters regularly will ensure a high standard of air quality in your home. It is also important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed to alert you of a gas leak. Call Ashton Service Group to schedule for a furnace inspection or a quote for a new high efficiency furnace at 778-802-1607.

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We currently have a wood-burning fireplace with brick facing and a mantel. We are planning to install a gas insert into the fireplace. What steps should we follow if we want to update the fireplace surround and mantel?

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To best prepare for this project two things should happen. First, do not remove the brick facing. This is what the manufacturers expect to be in place when they designed, tested, and approved their inserts. The existing fireplace and chimney must maintain the standards set by the Fire Code ensuring the heat generated by the new insert will be managed safely by the existing fireplace. If you have a rough rock face then speak with a mason about its removal and prepare to replace it with a standard brick in advance of finishing the fireplace. Second, you should be ready to make a decision on the style, size, and model of fireplace insert. Having the manufacturer’s specifications for the insert will give you clearances for combustible and non-combustible materials. Plan to use tile and/or stone material on the face brick immediately around the opening while the specifications will clarify mantel details. We always invite our customer to come by our showroom with pictures, dimensions and some ideas of what they would like as a finished project so that we can assist in the planning and selection of your new insert.

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issuing for Christmas?

The Mint has issued some very attractive coins this Christmas. The yearly Christmas set comes mounted in a card and features a wreath on the quarter. Priced at only $19.95, it is our most reasonably priced Christmas gift. Next is the lenticular oversized 25¢ with children building a snowman on it. As you tilt the coin, the children disappear and a finished snowman appears. It is only $29.95. Holiday Candles is a $10 pure silver coin showing three red candles sitting on a decorated table. It’s priced at $74.95 and there is no GST charged on it. For coins with crystals, there are two this year: A Wreath with 5 colourful crystals is the prettiest. It fits in with the Pinecones from a few years back. Also out is the Snowflake to continue the series issued since 2007. It features a large snowflake with a red crystal in the centre. Both coins are priced at $114.95 and have no GST charged. For those of you who have missed coins in the snowflake series, we have just purchased an entire set of them. Starting with the rare 2007 set up to last year’s issue. They are priced individually, as well as per year, with specials when both coins of the year are purchased.

Buyer Beware — If a Seller does not have any direct knowledge of any deficiencies then they do not have a duty to warn a client of obvious risks (patent defects) and are not expected to possess the skills of building inspectors. Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller, if this is not clear to you, then have a professional explain how this can affect you in the sale of a property. We must always emphasize the strength of the caveat emptor (buyer beware) doctrine and the limitations of the Property Disclosure Statement. A buyer is responsible to discover all property defects which could be discovered upon a reasonable inspection by a qualified person. A buyer who chooses to purchase a property without first having it inspected by a qualified person takes a significant risk and may have no recourse against the seller or REALTORS® involved. If deficiencies can be discovered upon inspection, they were NOT latent defects and the buyers’ failure to discover them may leave no recourse against the seller.

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Many people have spinal degeneration and don’t know that chiropractic can help them. Simply put, spinal degeneration is a condition where the discs between the vertebrae start decreasing in height and calcium deposits (spurs) start forming around the spinal canal & joints causing a narrowing of the nerve root openings. Degeneration is not a normal process of aging. Spinal degeneration is often caused by long-standing stress in the spine from various traumas that we experience throughout life. Trauma can cause subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) in the spine which, if left uncorrected, can lead to stress in the spine and degeneration. The best treatment for degeneration is, of course, prevention. After any trauma, check with a chiropractor to make sure the vertebrae are moving properly and if necessary have your spine adjusted. It’s never too late to help improve degeneration in the spine. If you already suffer, see your chiropractor today to improve your symptoms and to prevent the degeneration in your spine from getting worse. It will also help improve your posture, your flexibility and allow you to be able to continue enjoying all your hobbies.

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There’s a lot of different opinions when it comes to supplements in general. First and foremost, I always recommend a well balanced diet containing nutrient dense whole foods. This will always serve as your foundation to building a strong, lean and healthy body. Once a balanced diet is in place, supplements like protein powder can be introduced and taken after workouts to help with recovery, boost your immune system, and strengthen your joints and connective tissue. Train hard, eat clean, and get plenty of rest and the rest will take care of itself. Best of luck! Yours in health, Isaac Payne

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Every year, one of the highlights on the competitive skating schedule is the annual BC/Yukon Sectional Championships, an opportunity for skaters from throughout the province and northern territory to test their skills, and mettle, against their peers. But for members of Richmond’s Connaught Skating Club, the 2014 proceedings last weekend at Minoru Arenas were particularly special. Not only was there the chance to skate at home in front of family and friends, but also for the club’s hard-working volunteers to step forward and take on the challenge of hosting such an enormous event. Both the athletes and volunteers stood tall, as numerous personal best results were established and participants raved about the efforts of the host committee that ensured glitches were minimal and adjustments made quickly and efficiently. See Page 32

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Canadian national men’s soccer team calls on Richmond’s Clarke Richmond’s Caleb Clarke has been called up by Canada’s national men’s soccer team for a pair of upcoming international friendlies in the Czech Republic on Friday and Slovenia next Tuesday. Currently on a yearlong loan to German Bundesliga club FC

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Isles win Bantam Showcase Skaters take advantage of home ice by Don Fennell Sports Editor

Seafair Islanders reclaimed their place as champions of the annual Tim Jardine Bantam AAA Showcase Sunday, winning the South Delta minor hockey tournament for the third time in the last four years with a 6-5 victory over the Prince George Cougars. The Islanders garnered additional incentive from losing last year’s final to the Richmond Blues. “It means a lot to the kids,” said Seafair head coach Ryan Weber. “And even though we had a couple of guys out of the lineup (and defenceman Nick Marsh having accepted an opportunity to continue his hockey development at the Okanagan Hockey Academy), we stepped up. Even our affiliates (the Islanders called up a pair of players from their Bantam A2 team) contributed, which meant a lot with a shorter bench.” But while Weber was happy with the overall play of the Islanders, he

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Seafair Islanders outscored Prince George 6-5 Sunday in the final of the Tim Jardine Bantam AAA Showcase Sunday in South Delta.

stressed it’s only going to become more challenging as they face tougher opponents starting this week with a game Friday versus Hollyburn. After a week off, they’ll face the North Shore Winter Club which is regarded as one of the top teams in Western Canada. “Our overall defensive play and comfort playing in our own end, reading off each other, needs to improve but once we set

up in the offensive zone we can really cycle the puck and do a good job of getting pucks through (to the net),” Weber said. The two games with Prince George last weekend were opposites in style. Prince George won the round-robin game 2-1 in which neither team gave up much. The final was similarly close checking for two periods, but with fatigue setting in the third period

was wide open with the teams combining for six goals. “We play a specific style where we want the puck as much possible in the neutral and offensive zones, but (don’t want to) turn over the puck so that the opposition can come back on us,”Weber said. “The fact we play a disciplined game makes it hard for others to exploit us in the middle of the ice.”

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“Skating at home can be an advantage or a disadvantage, it depends a lot on the teamwork between parents, coaches and athletes,” said Connaught’s director of skating programs Keegan Murphy. “You have to anticipate some of the factors that may pop up.” Eighteen Connaught skaters placed among the top 10 in their categories, while eight won medals and three became champions. Six skaters (Mitchell Gordon, Larkyn Austman, Shawn Cuevas, Kurtis Schreiber, Daniel Chen and Elvie Carroll) all qualified to represent B.C. in the upcoming Skate Canada Challenge Dec. 4 to 8 in Regina. In addition, Danielle Gordon and Danica Vangsgaard will be alternates, while Garrett Gosselin (Saskatchewan) and Jairus Godfrey (Prince Edward Island)—who both practice with Connaught—will represent their respective provinces at the Challenge.

In a Pre-Novice Ladies’ Division that featured 50 skaters, seven Connaught athletes placed in the top 15. Murphy considers that to be an outstanding feat. “It shows the strength and depth of our female skaters,”he said, noting Carroll, who placed fourth, was perhaps the biggest surprise. “Elvie is a very consistent competitor and has a lot of grit and determination. That can carry you a long way,” said Murphy, who was also wowed by the determination shown by Vangsgaard to place fifth after being in 19th place following Friday’s short program. While both Mitchell Gordon and Larkyn Austman were favoured to top the men’s and ladies’ senior divisions, their results were never the less milestone moments in their careers, Murphy said. “They both earned personal best scores this year and neither have peaked going into the Challenge in two weeks,” he said.

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sports Richmond Midget A2 Blues are all smiles following their title victory at the Abbotsford Memorial Hockey Tournament Sunday.

Richmond leaves foes singing the Blues by Don Fennell Sports Editor Richmond Midget A2 Blues won the Abbotsford Memorial Hockey Tournament Sunday with an oldfashioned approach: outwork the opposition. And it was captain Adrian Dizon who set the pace. “Some of the kids sitting on the bench in the final game were commenting on how hard he was working and that’s how they need to play

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Rugby ’Cats a force on the pitch After an undefeated regular season, the R.A. McMath Wildcats came agonizingly close to winning it all in the Vancouver and District’s Grade 9 high school rugby playoffs. But after taking an early lead in the championship final Tuesday against perennial West Vancouver powerhouse Collingwood, the latter ultimately prevailed 34-26. Up to the final, McMath had enjoyed a perfect season by defeating The R.A. McMath Wildcats Grade 9 rugby team won the Richmond Cup and Prince of Wales, Point Grey, Kitsilano, placed second in the district this season. John Oliver, H.J. Cambie and Hugh Standouts for the Wildcats during Roberts. They are expected to proMcRoberts. They then added the the season included Jason Kaus, vide a solid foundation for McMath’s Richmond Cup with a final-game Zach Balen, Spencer Normann, emerging rugby program in years victory over Cambie. Alex Ball, Aidan Viloria and Jordan to come.

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Three ďŹ nalists chosen for RenoMe! With FortisBC contest By Kerry Vital

Three British Columbia residents are getting the chance to win $10,000 towards a room makeover with natural gas after being chosen as a finalist in the RenoMe! with FortisBC contest. Over 150 entries were received from all over the province, but the final three were narrowed down to Gayle Curtis of Maple Ridge for her kitchen, Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo for her outdoor space and Wendy Frose of Chilliwack for her great room. Designer Sarah Gallop of Sarah Gallop Design Inc. (SGDI) has taken on the outdoor space project, while SGDI’s Stephanie Malhas will design the great room, and Susanne Doise of Sensitive Design will handle the kitchen. In the next phase of the contest, the three finalists will receive renderings of their space from their designer, and then readers will vote on which one deserves the makeover the most. The room with the most votes will win $10,000 towards their renovation, while the second and third-place finalists will receive $2,000 each. Doise has consulted with Curtis, and has provided a rendering of how she thinks the kitchen could look once it’s renovated. “The kitchen is in bad shape,� says Doise. “I want to give her a better flow between the work spaces and the rest of the room.� Curtis calls her kitchen disgusting, gross and old, and says she’s tired of burning everything she cooks due to a bad stove, so Doise will be incorporating natural gas in the kitchen with a Viking dual-fuel gas range. “It’s a very simple way to use natural gas,� she says. Gas cooktops have long been popular with professional

chefs for their even cooking, precise temperature control and instant heat. Homeowners have increasingly been choosing them for their new and renovated kitchens alike. One of the concerns with the room is the lack of space. In order to combat this, Doise has suggested a movable butcher block island that can be pushed into the pantry wall to open up the space. She notes that currently, you can’t even open the refrigerator without bumping into the existing counter, and opening the dishwasher blocks you from doing anything else in the kitchen. “I want to bring in more light as well,� she says. “It will look more friendly and inviting.� She also plans to incorporate an area for the homeowners to work and study. “I want to make it multifunctional,� she says. Doise has considered the owner’s tastes as well, and would incorporate her likes and dislikes into the final design. “I want to make her happy,� she says. Malhas is similarly excited about her great room project. “People live in their space for so long that they get used to it and have trouble visualizing changing it,� she says. “I don’t have that emotional connection to it so I can see the potential in the room and suggest ways to fix it.� The current room is the main living area for Frose’s family, and it’s in dire need of an update. “Any time I can get into wood panelling is good,� laughs Malhas. “It will definitely be gone.� One of the biggest issues with the room is the current wood-burning fireplace, which isn’t centred in the room and makes for awkward

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Winner will receive a $10,000 prize towards a natural gas room makeover homeowners more storage space via built-in shelving, as well as a music area. “She’s embarrassed by the room,” Malhas says. “It’s very dark, but it’s quite a big space so I want to make it more contemporary with a retro style.” A natural gas fireplace is both

more energy-efficient and more convenient for homeowners. You no longer have to worry about power outages, since the fireplace doesn’t run on electricity, and there is no more waiting for your fireplace to heat up, since natural gas is available at the push of a button. There

are even some models that can be pre-programmed to turn on seating around it. Malhas plans to at a specific time. FortisBC is fix this. currently offering a $300 rebate “We’re going to put a natural for homeowners who purchase a gas fireplace centred on the wall,” qualifying EnerChoice fireplace. she says, “and get rid of the metal Tolsma’s outdoor space offers pipe that goes into the ceiling.” plenty of scope for a makeover. She also plans to give the The space is currently only usable in the warmer months, so she’s hoping to be able to use it yearround if she wins the contest. Among the ideas Gallop has for the yard is a hot tub with an arbor above it. “That will give them a little bit of coverage and privacy,” she says, adding that the hot tub will be heated by natural gas. Gallop also plans to include an outdoor kitchen with natural gas barbecue and a natural gas firepit. A natural gas hot tub is a great idea for homeowners, with its consistent, fast heat and automatic safety shut-off controls for added peace of mind. Swimming pools can also be heated by natural gas. FortisBC notes that a natural gas barbecue can be extremely convenient for homeowners looking for fuel on demand, Sarah Gallop rendering as you’ll never have to deal Sarah Gallop of Sarah Gallop Design Inc. has envisioned an outdoor space with a natural gas hot tub, natural gas barbecue and with running out of propane natural gas firepit for Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo. or charcoal. It also allows you to cook with different temperatures at the same time and control the heat more easily. It also burns cleaner than other fuel sources, making it good for the environment as well. FortisBC offers a energy calculator that will help you compare the cost of fuel sources and their energy efficiency, demonstrating that natural gas is the most affordable choice for homeowners. Find it at www. fortisbc.com/energycalculator. FortisBC natural gas customers are also continuing to benefit from some of the lowest prices in a decade, at under $4 per gigajoule. Firepits are becoming increasingly popular in outdoor spaces, especially for those who want to use their outdoor space Susanne Doise rendering for more than just the summer Susanne Doise of Sensitive Design is aiming to give Gayle Curtis more work space in her cramped kitchen, as well as including a months. They also make for great entertaining areas natural gas range and a movable kitchen island. that Gallop describes as like camping in your own backyard. Gallop’s design features several levels to define the different spaces in the yard. “The space looked disconnected before,” she says. “This gives (Tolsma) different zones in the yard while still being connected.” It also makes the space transition a bit better between the casual entertaining area, the hot tub and the rest of the yard. “It’s a pretty straightforward renovation,” Gallop says. “The homeowner will be very happy with it.” To vote, visit your local Black Press paper’s website and click on the Contests link. Voting is open until Nov. 30, and every voter will be entered into a draw Stephanie Malhas rendering to win a $500 gift card towards Stephanie Malhas of Sarah Gallop Design Inc. has suggested moving the fireplace over to the centre of the room and including the purchase of a natural gas appliance. built-in storage and shelving for Wendy Frose’s living area. CONTINUED FROM HOME FRONT

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Advertising Manager

HELP WANTED

Kids and Adults Needed

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

The successful candidate will lead a professional sales team with a strong mandate to grow both print and online revenue. They will strive to build a team that will be one of the best in the industry.

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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HELP WANTED

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

The Chilliwack Progress has an immediate opening for a full-time Advertising Manager, reporting to the Publisher.

Call Lito 604-247-3710

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CLEANERS

Light Duty and Heavy Duty Cleaners required for Ultra Tech Cleaning Systems in downtown & Burnaby areas.

HELP WANTED

This individual will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the advertising team, developing and managing new products and exceeding the department’s sales targets. The Advertising Manager will work closely with the Creative Services Manager to provide the best results for advertising clients. Developing relationships with community leaders and businesses is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be innovative and energetic and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment. They will be both creative and entrepreneurial in nature with a proven sales record. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package. The Chilliwack Progress, first published in 1891, is currently a twice-weekly award winning community newspaper. We are a part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with newspapers in both Canada and the Untied States. Please send a resume with cover letter to publisher@theprogress.com by 5:00 pm Sunday December 1, 2013, to: Carly Ferguson, Publisher by email: publisher@theprogress.com No phone calls please. The Chilliwack

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Call Roya 604-247-3710

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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Advertising Sales Consultant The Chilliwack Progress, a twice-weekly, awardwinning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales consultant. We are looking for a motivated self-starter that can thrive in a competitive sales environment. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients through superior customer service and strong sales skills. They will be expected to keep up with a high demand for developing new business, employing extensive prospecting and cold-calling techniques. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to regular deadlines will be important for success.

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Do you enjoy working with children? D E Early Childhood Educators not only teach children, they aim to help children c develop good habits in learning and in life. d

Career Opportunities: Preschools O Strong Start Facilitators O Group Child Care Cruise Ships and Resorts O Supported Child Development

CALL RICHMOND: 604.270.8867 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspaper across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with cover letter by 5:00 pm Sunday December 1, 2013, to: Carly Ferguson, Publisher by email: publisher@theprogress.com Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. The Chilliwack

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Martin van den Hemel photo Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Gershon Koffie took time out to pose with two Richmond U-12 gold teams on Saturday morning in North Vancouver.

Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap presents a $43,000 gaming grant cheque to Patricia Rolston of the Richmond Music School. Some of the money will be used to help establish a children’s orchestra, a first in Richmond.

Maple Freight Partnership has donated $2,000 to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Pictured here (left to right) for the cheque presentation are staff members Maggie Chen, Stella Xu, Shirley Lai, Sandra Chiu, Bonnie Chu, Sophia Choi, the Christmas Fund’s Wayne Duzita and Elizabeth Specht, Matthew Wong, Alvin Ng, Tina Tse, Raphael Chan, Terry Lee, and Helen Wong. Maple Freight Partnership is represented on the Christmas Fund Roundtable by Bonnie Chu.

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

Former MLA Rob Howard (left) presents a $1,500 cheque to the Richmond Christmas Fund, represented here by Elizabeth Specht and Wayne Duzita. The donation was part of the reserve fund from Rob Howard’s Community Appreciation Luncheon. The Richmond Christmas Fund mobilizes the community’s spirit of giving to make holiday wishes come true for over 2,000 low-income Richmond residents each year. Each person registered with the program receives a grocery voucher and nearly 1,000 children under 15 years old also receive toys or gift cards donated to the program. Nickolai Zarchukoff and Cindy Kok of Granville Island Brewing and 6-Pints Specialty Beer Company presents Ken Dennis, president of the Rotary Club of Richmond, with a $7,500 cheque for the club. The money will be used for community service projects. Said Zarchukoff: “As a former Interact member and Rotary Youth Exchange Student, I am very familiar with all of the great work that Rotary International does in their local communities and throughout the world. With this $7,500 contribution to your club, we are pleased to know that through both your and our hard work, several more local and international causes can receive the funding they need to continue this tradition of support.”

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