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Container ship runs aground off Steveston by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
Martin van den Hemel photo Prabjot Nijjer was reunited with her dog Axel Monday, who despite three months of separation, didn’t forget who was boss, almost immediately rolling onto his back and asking for a belly rub.
Owner visits death row dogs Dogs deemed dangerous get new assessment by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter One’s a playful, friendly rock star, the other a shadow of her former self, courtesy lingering pain in her right hind leg. Animal behaviour specialist Dr. Rebecca Ledger, hired by Prabjot Nijjer and her son Nav who are fighting a City of Richmond destruction order, assessed the family’s Rottweilers on Monday and praised Axel while revealing the worst fears of the Nijjer family. “He is obviously a lovely dog and he knows it,” Ledger said of Axel. Having assessed thousands of dogs in her 20-year career, Ledger said she saw nothing that would warrant Axel being labelled a dangerous dog
Axel’s sister Paris was obviously in pain, to the point she couldn’t even sit while trying to comply with Ledger’s requests. Paris was very guarded, and when offered a treat and asked to sit down, she would get halfway, and then her back end would tremble, Ledger said. The pain appears to be the result of a lack of post-operation therapy following surgery Paris had on her leg in August. Dr. Jatinder Rana, of Lansdowne Animal Hospital, had expressed his concerns in November to both the City of Richmond and the Richmond Animal Protection Society. “Treatment needs to be continued in order to prevent any type of health setback.” Despite making two appeals to both the city and RAPS, he was denied access to the dogs. “I think this is shameful how they’ve handled this,” said lawyer Joe Peschisolido, whose law firm has been hired by the Nijjer family. See Page 3
Amanda Oye photo Accordion player Todd Wong and bagpiper Joe McDonald helped usher in two big cultural festivities in one event as Gung Haggis Fat Choy came to South Arm Community Centre. The event combines Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year. See story, p. 23.
A container vessel ran aground in waters near Steveston Saturday, escaping damage but prompting questions about the safety of tankers in the Fraser River. Cap Blanche, a cargo ship destined for Fraser Surrey Docks, became hung up in an area known as Steveston Bend around 10 p.m. in dense fog. Transportation Safety Board of Canada deployed a team of investigators to the accident site. Senior investigator Paulo Ekkebus said the crew was able to power the vessel off the high ground after about 30 minutes. A river pilot—required by cargo ships to navigate the Fraser—was on board the vessel at the time, according to Ekkebus. He noted the board gets reports of 3,200 occurrences in the transportation sector in Canada each year, but not all are investigated. “We evaluate every occurrence to see if we can find things that would advance transportation safety,” he said. No damage was reported in this case, but Coun. Harold Steves wondered if the accident could have been worse had the vessel been a bulk carrier. “Imagine if it was jet fuel, or coal,” he said. Last month the province issued an environmental assessment certificate for a project to ship jet fuel up the river. See Page 3
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Chinese history needed in textbooks, forum told Province mulls language of apology, but some critics say it’s too soon by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A lack of public understanding surrounding discrimination against Chinese in B.C. is standing in the way of an apology, charged Chinese community leaders at a public forum Monday night in Richmond. “No one here has learned about this history in our textbooks, anywhere in the world. So many of us have a different level of understanding about this part of history,” said Norman Sung. “In order to make it right, it’s important to increase the education about this part of history.” At least 250 people filled a banquet room at Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport to hear opinions on the B.C. government’s planned apology to the Chinese community. It was the last of seven such forums held throughout B.C. ahead of the B.C. government’s formal apology, expected during the spring legislature session. The consultations are designed to help determine the wording and delivery of the apology for historical wrongs, but the government isn’t considering financial compensation. Sung, former president of the Richmond Chinese Community Society, suggested the forums served as an opening to a “more appropriate reconciliation process.” Henry Beh, executive director for the society, said B.C.’s first Chinese
immigrants made significant contributions to building the railway and fishing industry, and an apology for unfair treatment is “a must.” “It has to be honest. It has to be sincere and respectful,” said Beh. “I encourage the B.C. government (to) include this in the education … and to build some legacy in the museums so that people can understand.” Chinese community leader Tung Chan also keyed on education—for children and adults. “An apology is only the beginning. Words must be accompanied by action,” he said. “It’s only when we have a clear understanding of why it happened that we can prevent history from repeating itself.” B.C.’s record of racial discrimination includes denying the vote to Chinese and Indian immigrants in 1872 and restricting Asian immigration in the 1930s. Records gleaned from the B.C. legislative library include 89 laws, some of which were passed in B.C. but struck down by Ottawa because they strayed into federal jurisdiction over immigration. An apology to residents of Chinese descent was postponed last year after a document from Premier Christy Clark’s staff was leaked, describing a plan to use that and other ethnic appeals to build support for the B.C. Liberal Party. A crowd of mostly ethnic Chinese and government staff was watched by several security guards as speakers—some of whom spoke in Chinese—made their points in front of the government minister responsible for multiculturalism, Teresa Wat. Bill Chu, who leads the Canadians
Matthew Hoekstra photo Moderator Wei Shao listens to a speaker at a Monday night forum, alongside (from right) Richmond Centre MLA Teresa Wat, SUCCESS CEO Queenie Choo and Ricky Li, president of Association of Chinese Cultural Promotion - Canada.
for Reconciliation Society, has sought a process of reconciliation with the government for years, and has taken issue with the government’s current approach. He said the government has “put the cart before the horse” by proposing an apology without further educating the public about the history of discrimination. Chu added the forums are only “feeding a growing misperception of reverse discrimination and that Chinese are over-demanding,” and said the government is creating further division by holding press conferences exclusively for Chinese media. Richmond resident Erika Simm questioned the fairness of an apology that singles out a group of people. “What about the native children who were forcefully taken away by government from their par-
ents? Many of them were abused in schools and foster homes. And what about the desperate parents of these children. Is that worth less than the $500 head tax?” Simm told the forum many ethnic groups in Canada suffered discrimination in the past. It’s part of Canada’s “historic darker side,” she said. “We must accept the history and learn from it, and move onward and upward. To apologize to only one group for past wrongs is to dismiss the wrongs done to others.” In 2012 the B.C. government issued a formal apology for the Second World War-era internment of Japanese residents. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a formal apology to Chinese Canadians in 2006, and offered $20,000 to approximately 400 surviving head tax payers or their widows.
•1855: Colony of Vancouver Island requires $10 for each male from China or any person born of Chinese parents •1875: Chinese banned from voting in provincial elections •1886: Motion made to impose annual tax of $10 on “every male of 18 years who wears long hair in the shape of a tail or queue” •1888: No man with hair longer than five-and-a-half inches could be employed by Canadian Pacific Railway •1891: B.C. asks federal government to raise $50 head tax to $200 •1896: Chinese and Japanese disfranchised from municipal elections •1912: Premier addresses legislature on immigration; “Exclusion of Asiatics” is title of address •1919: Law bans Chinese people from employing or having managerial oversight over women in factories, restaurants or laundries Source: B.C. government (embracebc.ca)
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From Page 1 Port Metro Vancouver is also mulling a plan to allow barges in the Fraser River to ship coal. Otto Langer, co-chair of the citizens’ group Vancouver Airport Project Opposition for Richmond, or VAPOR, said studies required by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office noted the Steveston Bend area is hazardous. “I suppose this grounding proves that,” he said. “Right now we’re at a point where we don’t have that much shipping traffic, especially tankers of hazardous materials.” By adding larger jet fuel tankers and coal barges into local waterways, “the safety problem could be heightened greatly,” Langer noted. According to the project’s final assessment report, Steveston Bend is one of three likely spill locations “due to the higher complexity of navigation.” It also noted the location’s proximity to the George Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
From Page 1 “It’s just awful how things have transpired with Paris.” A follow-up request by Peschisolido’s law firm to the city, was met with a generic response, stating little more than the Richmond Animal Protection Society is good at what they do. Tears ran down Prabjot’s face Monday when she was reunited with Axel at the society’s shelter on No. 5 Road, where he and Paris have been kept since an Oct. 25 biting incident near the Nijjer family home. Axel and Paris escaped their backyard, courtesy a gate that was left open, and wandered onto a townhouse construction site that Friday morning. Construction worker Dustin Wang suffered a minor injury below his left buttock, a dime-sized injury that neither broke his skin nor tore his jeans, when Axel lunged at him as he retreated indoors to call the Alberta Road construction site supervisor. Wang said his injury has completely healed, and he doesn’t want the dogs euthanized. According to court records, Axle and Paris were labelled “dangerous dogs” under local bylaws following a 2010 incident. On Sept. 20, 2010, Jessica Lee and Jeff Chiang
were walking their two leashed Dachshund dogs (named Super and Dooby) along Alberta Road when two Rottweilers (later admitted to be Axle and Paris) ran out from their property toward them. One of the Rottweilers lunged at the neck of one of their pets, and caused a wound. The other Rottweiler also charged to attack. The dogs later chased and jumped on children at a nearby school, scaring some and causing others to cry. The vice principal was concerned enough to order a reverse evacuation, clearing the children off the playground and into the school. City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said there are two other assessment reports that have been written about Axle and Paris, and they “are only a small part of the effort to seek the destruction of the two dogs.” On Monday, another protest was held at City Hall, where residents upset about the city’s decision to seek the destruction of Paris and Axel, announced their feelings in placards they held inside council chambers. Mayor Malcolm Brodie said at the end of the council meeting that the city bylaw forbids council from hearing delegations on matters before the courts.
Woman escapes attacker by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Richmond Mounties are investigating what they believe was an attempted abduction Monday night near No. 2 Road and Blundell. A woman, 59, was walking east on Blundell, toward No. 2 Road, around 6:45 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind by what she suspects was a man, Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said. The woman struggled, and managed to free herself and escape. The suspect fled west on Blundell Road, and then south on Clifton Road. The suspect may have been male, about five feet seven inches tall, with a slim build and wearing black clothing. The suspect may have an injury to his hand or fingers as a result of the struggle with the victim. The suspect was aided in his escape by the foggy weather. Ashton urged pedestrians to stick to well lit streets and to travel with another person, whenever possible. Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen the suspect, is asked to call the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, by e-mail at Richmond_tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Patrick Tham photo The annual Investors Group Walk for Memories returned to Richmond on Sunday as participants raised funds for support services for those who face Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia as well as research. Taking part at the event held at BCIT’s Sea Island campus were (left to right) 2013 honouree Michael Tham, Susan Tham, John Stewart and 2014 honouree Elizabeth Stewart. Organized by the Alzheimer Society of B.C., the walk took place in 23 communities across B.C.
City council has approved a new liquor store in an East Cambie shopping centre, even though its location violates two city policies. In an 8-1 vote following a public hearing Jan. 20, council said yes to Pacific Land Group’s request to open a retail liquor store in Cambie Plaza Shopping Centre at 11700 Cambie Rd. The new location is within 500 metres of an elementary school and a park—contravening policy. But city officials contend the store is effectively separated from the park and school by No. 5 Road. The applicant is moving a liquor store licence from the Four Points Vancouver Airport Hotel. A required neighbourhood survey found 48 per cent of 135 residents opposed the application, 42 per cent supported it and 10 per cent were neutral. On-site polling garnered much more favourable numbers for the applicant—an 80 per cent support rate—but the proposal also generated a 317-signature petition against it. Coun. Chak Au was the lone opponent on council, saying community support wasn’t great enough to warrant a policy exception.
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for the big stuff, including the SkyTrain Canada Line to Vancouver airport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a new truck route to port facilities at Tsawwassen. Clark has promised a bridge replacement for the George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River, which may or may not be tolled like the Port Mann bridge. The patchwork of Lower Mainland tolls is a growing political liability for the B.C. Liberal government, and if further tolls are avoided, major works elsewhere in the province may be delayed as the budget is eaten up by the big cities. Clark announced the Massey tunnel replacement in a September 2012 speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities. In the same speech, she also pledged to complete the four-laning of the last 240 km of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border. That’s one of the most
mountainous stretches of highway in Canada, and the province’s cost was estimated at the time to be $650 million over 10 years. Time will tell if that promise is kept. Transportation Minister Todd Stone inherited the mess left behind by former minister Kevin Falcon, who took transit authority away from Metro Vancouver politicians. He appointed a board of experts and set up a toothless “mayors’ council” to rubber-stamp their decisions, after forcing through the Canada Line ahead of a longpromised transit extension to the east. Local politicians wrangled for years over that eastern extension. They finally settled on surface light rail, only to be overruled by the province, which wanted the vastly more expensive SkyTrain. The latest rebuke to the mayors’ council was when they decided not to proceed with a costly new electronic fare card
system. Falcon reversed that one after taking a junket to London and falling in love with their “Oyster card” subway system. All the glitches from TransLink’s new “Compass card” program will be encountered this summer, just before those mayors go to the polls to face voter wrath. Speaking of reversals, Stone is now demanding the mayors come up with their list of priorities for new projects. They are expected to believe their choices won’t be overruled again. Stone correctly notes that Vancouver wants SkyTrain on Broadway, Surrey wants new surface light rail, and other Lower Mainland communities want new road and bridge works. Local governments have a long history of parochial squabbling, getting their pet projects done and then suddenly developing the urge to rein in spending once it’s time to dig deep for their
neighbours. Lower Mainland taxpayers are weary and confused by all this reorganizing and in-fighting. Many likely believe that it is their regional government that has imposed the Port Mann bridge tolls, when in fact that is a provincial highway project over which they had no say. Clark has made it clear there is no going back from a November referendum on new regional transportation financing tools, a promise explicit in the B.C. Liberal election platform. She hopes it will increase the dismal voter turnout for local votes. If it does that, it may be worth it. Right now, civic elections are dismal affairs, with voter turnout and awareness of local issues drifting from bad to worse. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Editor: Prime Minister Steven Harper, Joe Oliver and his inglorious band of climate change deniers continue to avoid the truth about their governments contribution towards environmental disaster. Cloaked in and economic only advocacy, he and his cabinet on behalf of the oil and gas industry, push the oil sand toxin spewing money maker onto the Canadian public. In our name they avoid the truth, and reality of the consequences of their selfish actions and those who cosign this ruthless behaviour. Society refuses to condone this display of ego, denial, manipulation and outright lying by other members of that society, why then is Harper allowed to believe he can? He continues to hide from the Canadian people under his protective bubble of self deluded ignorance. He is not fooling the majority of Canadians or others who share space in this precious world, we all live in. Only he and his government and whom the RCMP guard from any attempt by journalists and the Canadian public rightfully questioning his excess of power and zero accountability. Harper carries a great responsibility to all Canadians, not just his Alberta-based corporate elite. He will continue to hide but history will ultimately judge him and his cohorts for the immense damage he continues to foist on the people of Canada and the world. Their actions will be judged long after the damage is done, but all of them will be held responsible and not be absolved by the children of the future whose quality of life they have destroyed. David L. Merke Salt Spring Island
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But when it comes to what the Year of the Horse—in the Chinese Zodiac—holds for Richmond residents in 2014, he’s rooting against himself. “I hope this year is not correct,” Tai told the Richmond Review Monday afternoon from his office on Hazelbridge Way. “Frankly speaking and honestly speaking, this is not a very wonderful year.” While the Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Jan. 31, that doesn’t mark the commencement of the Year of the Wooden Horse. It’s not until Feb. 4, at 7:15 a.m., that the Year of the Horse begins, he said. Those born prior to that are still considered born in the Year of the Snake. “We have too much fire this year,” Tai said of Richmond’s outlook. See Page 12
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From Page 11 Since Richmond is in the southern part of B.C. and Canada, and south symbolizes the element fire in the Chinese Zodiac, Tai see fire will be in abundance, not good considering this is the Year of the Wooden Horse. “This will be a very fluctuating year overall,” he said. On the plus side, Richmond is surrounded by water and situated at sea level, which will mitigate things, quench the fire and cool things down. “We are still one of the best cities amongst B.C. but we still have to face changes,” he said. Back in 2007, Tai predicted the worldwide economic calamity that came true in 2008, and he recalls being asked when that financial downturn would end. His answer: 2014. But before the economy really beings to improve, the messy fallout from 2008 will first need to be cleaned up, and that will occur this year, Tai said. “This year is a year with a lot of unpredictability,” he said. “In Richmond, the retail market is still exciting. But relatively (speaking), we will have a little bit of difficulty with export businesses.” Tai predicts the Canadian dollar will slip another one to two per cent compared to the U.S. dollar, and that precious metal prices will also decline. Uncertainty, short-tempers, arguments, fighting and a lack of direction will plague people this year, he said.
Martin van den Hemel photo Sherman Tai is predicting unpredictability.
But for those who are unafraid of hard work, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The horse is a very energetic animal, and though the year ahead will be difficult, those willing to put in the effort will be rewarded. On the real estate front, Tai said people should retain their holdings, which remain a good investment for those who are shopping for a new home. Generally, real estate buyers will be conservative in their purchasing decisions, he said.
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ow wonderful to live in a city that celebrates two new year’s eves. On Thursday, Jan. 30th, Chinese New Year events begin. I know where I will countdown to midnight—at the Bodhi Meditation Centre on Alderbridge Way. I drove by the centre for years before a friend invited me to join her in July for a Thursday evening English group of meditation. I did. And I still do. Two years ago, Qi Chen, a meditation instructor, reached out to the English-speaking community to share the benefits of health, happiness, and compassion that result from Bodhi meditation.
Master JinBodhi also wanted the centre to feel like home to anyone who entered and so he decided that breakfast, lunch, and dinner would be served daily. For free.
On the weekend, the Chinese and English groups worked together to prepare the centre for the new year by cleaning everything from plant leaves and light fixtures to windows and sidewalks. They strung up red lanterns outside the building and made hundreds of lotus lanterns for the hall. Research in the past 20 years has determined that meditation does indeed improve our physical and mental well-being, including relief from stress, improved concentration, imagination, and creativity. Bodhi meditation, a non-denominational meditation, has healed many, physically and emotionally. Grateful practitioners and instructors, such as Qi, volunteer their time to this not-for-profit organization founded by Master JinBodhi. The meditation techniques of Bodhi were developed by Master JinBodhi, who drew on his 17 years of Buddhist training. He decided many years ago to share this practice with the world, so everyone could experience health and happiness. Master JinBodhi also wanted the centre to feel like home to anyone who entered and so he decided that breakfast, lunch, and dinner would be served daily. For free. (The meditation classes are free as well.) The kitchen crew, all volunteers, are led by Micky Mao, a young wife and mother of two. See Page 14
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hinese New Year, also called the the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, begins Friday, Jan. 31, and for many cultures throughout Asia, it’s the largest celebration of the year. In Richmond—which has the highest proportion of foreign-born residents among Canadian cities—festivities abound to ring in the Year of the Horse. Over the next week, expect traditional lion and dragon dances, music performances, indulgent 12-course feasts, colourful art displays, flower markets and gift fairs. Setting the stage upon arrival, even Vancouver International Airport is offering celebrations for visitors on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For many families and friends, the reunion dinner (celebrated, this year, on Jan. 30) is the most important meal of the year as it’s an occasion for bonding, giving thanks, eating purposefully— and symbolically. Noodles are eaten for long life; dumplings, shaped like ancient Chinese money, represent wealth and prosperity; lettuce wraps play on the Chinese word for “fortune” which is also the word for “lettuce”; the head and tail of a fish served whole symbolize a good beginning and end to the year. According to Tourism Richmond, this city has earned the reputation as the North American destination for Chinese cuisine and restaurants like Fisherman’s Terrace, the Jade Seafood Restaurant, Sea Harbour Seafood, Vivacity and Suhang offer special reunion dinner set menus for groups, and reserving a table ahead is essential. In the heart of Richmond’s City Centre are glitzy Asian malls, shops and services—and 400 authentic Asian eateries. It’s like arriving in Hong Kong or Beijing. Thousands will flock to City Centre to welcome the Year of the Horse with firecrackers, live music, costumed dances, delicious foods and flower and gift fairs. Visiting a traditional flower market is a must in the week leading up to New Year’s Day. One of Richmond’s most popular shopping destinations is Aberdeen Centre, famously the most Asian mall outside of Asia. Its Chinese New Year Flower and Gift Fair runs from Jan. 24 to 31. On Richmond’s famed Alexandra Road is the best place for a crash course in Asian cuisine. Locally dubbed Wai Sek Kai or Food Street, Alexandra Road boasts 200 Asian eateries in three short city blocks. Here there is everything from rich Malaysian laksa soup to spiced Korean barbecue or fiery Beijing hot-pot, as well as late night cafés and karaoke bars.
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Bantams build up hoops résumé at Colt Classic Notre Dame edges host Richmond High in final; Palmer nets fourth by Don Fennell Sports Editor
Don Fennell photo Ryan Lui (above) was an all-star at last weekend’s Colt Classic at which fellow Colt Murrad Mohammed was voted best defensive player.
Like so many of his future teammates, Jared Hulme was still in elementary school when he attended his first high school basketball game at Richmond High. Instantly, he knew he wanted to be a Colt. He achieved that goal, but also more importantly learned lessons that would inspire him to give back.
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And today Hulme is coaching the Grade 8 boys’ team at Richmond High, helping them to reach for new and greater heights. “I have always been very proud being a Richmond Colt and wanted to help keep the basketball tradition alive,” Hulme says. “We are lucky to have some very dedicated coaches and when Les (senior coach Brown) asked me to take on the Grade 8s this year it was a no-brainer. I was just happy to help wherever.” With several students having never played organized hoops before, the team predictably started the 2013-14 season slowly. But in a few short months they’ve made significant strides—enough that Hulme genuinely believes they can challenge for the Richmond Bantam Division title and perhaps even reach the provincials as last year’s team was able to do. “I have a great group of kids that love the game and have really put the time in to get better,” says Hulme. “But I can remember back to early Decem-
by Don Fennell Sports Editor The only team that can defeat the Richmond Sockeyes these days, it seems, is, well, the Richmond Sockeyes. Buoyed by a number of recent graduates from perhaps the most successful Junior B hockey team in the nation, the Sockeyes’ alumni outscored the current Pacific Junior Hockey League squad 3-1 in a shootout for a 5-4 victory in the 12th annual alumni game Saturday at Minoru Arenas. It was the first time the junior Sockeyes (2-1 winners over North Vancouver Wolf Pack last Thursday) have lost in 16 games. Vancouver Giants’prospect John Wesley, who is second in Sockeyes scoring with 42 points in 36 games, forced extra time with a dramatic tying goal with 3.9 seconds re-
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“Notre Dame is one of the top teams in B.C. and that was their sixth tournament this year,” he said. “They’ve won five of them. If we would have played them at the start of the year we would have (been overwhelmed). We were right there until the end, but they just had more experience from playing more games. It was a good loss and a confidence booster for sure.” Hulme said events such as the Colt Classic are invaluable. He said being able to play three or four games in a short time frame “makes it easier for the kids to remember what they learn.” “It’s also great to see how you match with teams from other districts and how they play,” he said. “And it’s great for team building as the kiss have to learn how to take care of themselves and prepare to play with little rest.” •Richmond’s R.C. Palmer Griffins placed fourth by defeating St. John’s in their final game Saturday. •See video at richmondreview.com.
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ber when I was having to tell some of the guys how to sub in and out. A lot of them have been going into the gym mornings and weekends, just like I used to do—and it has really paid off. It has been a real treat to see things really starting to come together for them.” Last Saturday, the team made the final of the Colt Classic. And while they lost 57-45 to the Notre Dame Jugglers, Hulme stressed “it was a great game.”
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maining in regulation. His team had trailed 4-1 midway through the game. “Ultimately it was a win-win,” said Doug Paterson, who oversaw the organizing of the game. “I think we raised between $6,000 and $7,000 for our scholarship fund and everyone had a lot of fun.” Paterson said it’s heartwarming to see the extraordinary level of support for the alumni game—both from the community at large and within the Sockeye family. This year, a senior citizen and ardent Sockeye fan, donated $200 while former player Keenan Webb, who is studying to an electrician, contributed an extra $100 to help fund the scholarship program. “It shows the real spirit of what we’re trying to achieve,” Paterson said. “It’s just wonderful.” •Video at richmondreview.com.
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hen we used to talk about bullying, we were talking about kids. Most adults can probably remember being teased for their clothes or hassled for lunch money. Everyone agrees it’s detrimental to a child’s development to live in fear of his peers. Over the past fifteen years, we’ve seen just how far vicious bullying can go – Rehtaeh Parsons to Amanda Todd are two bullying victims whose struggles hit close to home. However, the long-standing idea that bullying stops when adulthood starts is incorrect. Bullying and harassment are on ongoing problem in some workplaces, making it difficult for employees to be productive and healthy at work. Because a bullied workforce is a poor economy (leading to poor employee retention, productivity and attendance), Bill 14 was introduced to the Worker’s Compensation Act requiring all employers to take a proactive approach regarding workplace bullying as of Nov. 1, 2013. All employers in the province of British Columbia have been charged with revising their policies on the issue of bullying and harassment to reflect this new legislation. WorkSafeBC is the body in charge of ensuring compliance. So, what is bullying or harassing behavior? Verbal aggression or yelling, humiliating initiation practices or hazing, spreading malicious rumours and calling someone derogatory names are all forms of bullying. This does not mean that expressing differences of opinion, offering constructive feedback and guidance, or taking reasonable disciplinary actions to manage an employee are off limits. How can your business comply with these regulations?
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1 Develop a policy statement that outlines how workplace bullying and harassment is not acceptable or tolerated; 2 Take steps to prevent where possible, or otherwise minimize, workplace bullying and harassment; 3 Develop and implement procedures for workers to report incidents or complaints of workplace bullying and harassment including how, when and to whom a worker should report incidents or complaints. This must include procedures for a worker to report if the employer, supervisor or person acting on behalf of the employer is the alleged bully or harasser; 4 Develop and implement procedures
for how the employer will deal with incidents or complaints of workplace bullying and harassment, including investigations and the scope thereof, roles and responsibilities, follow - up measures, and record keeping; 5 Inform workers of the policy statement in (1) and the measures taken in (2); 6 Train all supervisors and workers to recognize the potential for bullying and harassment, respond to bullying and harassment, and be aware of procedures for reporting and dealing with incidents or complaints of bullying and harassment in (3) and (4) respectively; 7 Conduct annual reviews; 8 Not engage in bullying and harassment of workers and
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9 Apply and comply with the employer’s policies and procedures on bullying and harassment. Templates for policy can be found on the WorkSafeBC website at www. worksafebc.com/bullying Members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce are eligible for discounts on staff and supervisor training BC Chamber members can access a discounted, compliant course through the Respect Group. The program includes: Proactive online solutions, a 90 minute self-guided program with testing and certification, enabling you to demonstrate compliance. Call our office at 604278-2822 to access this program or if you have any questions about what this policy means for you.
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The Richmond Chamber Of Commerce • Published Monthly CHAMBER PARTNERS: The Richmond Chamber of Commerce has been “Proudly serving our community since 1925”. In partnership with the Richmond Review the Chamber produces the Business Report once per month. The statements and views expressed in this monthly publication are not necessarily those of the publisher. This publication’s intent is to keep Chamber members and prospective members informed on important information, events and educational items. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is located at Suite 202 - North Tower - 5811 Cooney, Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3M1. For more information and to reserve tickets for the events, please phone 604-278-2822; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see us online: richmondchamber.ca
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ung Hey Fat Choy! The Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s Greater China Exchange Committee invites you and your collegues to usher in the Year of the Wooden Horse with you and your colleagues. Join us for a banquet dinner, held at Continental Seafood Restaurant to celebrate and welcome the new year. Enjoy a wonderful feast surrounded by great people in a festive atmosphere. Guest speaker, Feng Shui Master, Master Wong Pui Sun, accompanied by Miss Amy Wong, will speak about
Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology in both Mandarin and English. The Year of the Wooden Horse is characterized by extremes. Ventures will either be wildly successful or failures. It is said to be a time of quickness in victory, and the unexpected. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. Be confident in your decision to attend this lavish banquet to learn more about the Year of the Wooden Horse and get your business
galloping off in the right direction. Scotiabank will be raffling off a half ounce gold coin, valued at over $700! Some lucky diners will also go home with one of many exciting draw prizes. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce wishes all Richmond businesses continued prosperity in the coming year and we hope to see you on Feb. 12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.richmondchamber.ca or by calling the Chamber office at 604-838-2335.
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ith a name that inevitably turns heads, it is no surprise that Stuck is a special company. Selfdescribed as a branding firm where “branding means business”, Stuck has been gaining the reputation in business circles of developing brands that are more than just visually captivating but serve as tangible assets to businesses. Founded by three young entrepreneurs, Stuck specializes in being creative in unconventional but strategic ways. This is not surprising given that the company’s founders come from vastly different backgrounds. “We’ve always seen ourselves as an ‘A-Team’ of sorts,” explains Randy Lowe, Stuck’s Chief Web Developer. Having opened its office doors only two and a half years ago, Stuck has already served an impressive group of clients, including well-established brands like Boulevard Casino (now Hard Rock Casino Vancouver), international brands like Racinne, and local up-and-coming brands like Crest
& Crown. Daniel Chen, the company’s Chief Art Director, attributes Stuck’s growth to its foundational approach to branding, “Today, having an influential brand is less about having a sexy website than it is about building a system of emotions and values that a company can authentically express from top to bottom. We help build this system for each of our clients.” Headquartered in Richmond, Stuck has a vision for the city to be a hub of influential cross-cultural brands. Mark Leung, Stuck’s Chief Copywriter, observes, “There is a great opportunity for Richmond brands to bridge Asian sensibilities with the modern West coast charm. In many ways, Richmond is a great testing ground for Canadian brands looking to enter into Asian markets overseas.” Based on their growing body of work, it looks like Stuck will be helping brands turn heads for years to come. Learn more about Stuck at www.stuckapart.com and “Like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ stuckapart.
We invite you to attend a 2014 Bus Service Optimization Open House to learn more about the proposed changes and how you may be affected, ask questions and review alternative travel options available to you.
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Service optimization is the process of reallocating “bus service hours” from areas of low productivity to where customer demand is higher. It’s a critical part of TransLink’s ongoing program of managing the transit network to become more efficient and effective.
For further information on route changes visit translink.ca/serviceop and for event details please contact Vincent Gonsalves, TransLink Community Relations Coordinator, at Vincent.Gonsalves@translink.ca or 778.375.7661.
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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
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TO ADVERTISE IN THE COMMUNITY WORSHIP PAGE CALL GEETU AT 604-575-5304 OR ARMIN AT 604-575-5303
Saturday, February 1st 9:30am-4:00pm
Craft Sale Saturday, February 8th 9:30am-4:00pm
Toy Sale Saturday, February 15th 9:30am-4:00pm
Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe
Alvin passed away peacefully, at 94 years old, on January 26, 2014 with family by his side. Predeceased by his brother Ray, sister Verna, wives Audrey of 52 years and Helen of 14 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Ron (Amy), daughter Shirley, sons Tom and Jim (Brenda), grandchildren Kim, Bob (Lisa), Jolene (Dave), Kai and 6 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Courtyard Gardens (Dogwood Room), 7051 Moffatt Rd, Richmond, BC on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 2 to 4 pm.
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Quality Assurance Course for Health Canada’s COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: www.greenlineacademy.com or 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882. spraylakesawmills.com
an evangelical congregation
8151 Bennett Road, Richmond, 604-278-7188 www.brighouseunitedchurch.org Minister: Rev. Stuart W. Appenheimer, B.A., M.Div. Brighouse Pre-school:604-272-2480 • Brighouse UC Day Care: 604-278-8469
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8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.ca 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!
In the early morning hours of January 12, our mother, Maizie, passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent, and leaves behind her sons Murray (Jackie) and Ron (Marie), her granddaughter Suzanne and great grandsons Vincent and Ron. Maizie was born in Port Simpson and later resided in Richmond. She will be greatly missed by family in Port Simpson, Prince Rupert and Southern BC, as well as many friends at Applegreen in Richmond. A gathering will be held in the Rookery at 1120 Tsatsu Shores Drive in Tsawwassen at noon on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
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LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS
Please apply by forwarding your resume to:
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NORTHERN VANCOUVER island scaling company is seeking Coastal Log Scalers for camp/local positions. KLM Inventory Ltd. is based out of Port McNeill, BC. KLM will accept candidates who have just recently acquired their scaling license; the company will provide training. Competitive wages, plus full benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email email@example.com. If you require any additional information please call Jamie MacGregor at 250-230-0025.
NOW HIRING ADULT NEWSPAPER CARRIER FLOATER POSITION â€˘ Permanent on call door-to-door delivery routes that require a substitute. â€˘ Must have a reliable vehicle and valid drivers license. â€˘ Must be willing to deliver to all areas of Richmond each Wednesday and Friday. â€˘ Newspaper delivery experience is an asset. If interested please call 604-247-3711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org the richmond
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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: â€˘Heavy Duty Mechanics â€˘Feller Buncher â€˘Coastal Log Scalers â€˘Grapple Yarder Operators â€˘Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers â€˘Processor Operators â€˘Hand Buckers â€˘Machinist â€˘Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250956-4888 or email to: email@example.com There is a CRITICAL need for Medical Transcriptionists across Canada. Work from Home. CanScribe graduates welcome and encouraged to apply. Apply through MTR at www.hds-mt.com/jobs spraylakesawmills.com
NANNY FOR ELDERLY NEEDED: REQUIRED MIN 2 YRS DRIVERS LICENSE. COOK, HOUSEKEEPING AND LAUNDRY. TRAINED AND FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE IN FIRST AID. SPOKEN TAGALOG, IBANAG AND ILOCANO ARE PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED. ONLY CANDIDATES CONSIDERED WILL BE CONTACTED. EMAIL: CATROW3865@YAHOO.CA
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
CHEESE MAKER, SHIPPER, AND PACKER REQUIRED; Verka Food Products Ltd. in Richmond is hiring 1 F/T Cheese Maker, 1 F/T Shipper and 1 F/T packer. For Cheese Maker no exp. required and duties include production of cheese, setting up and adjusting processing machines, and checking quality of cheese, making adjustments to process variables etc. Salary would be $16/hr. For Shipper 1 year experience required and duties include shipping & receiving goods, counting or weighing goods, preparing invoices, affixing labels, inspecting and verifing invoices against incoming material, etc. Salary would be $16/hr. For Packer no experience required and duties include packing & unpacking material, moving products in warehouse and packaging material, checking products and packaging for basic defects, etc. Salary would be $11.50/hr. All jobs are full-time with 40 hrs/week. Interested applicants can email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
DAIRY PLANT Supervisor, Verka Food Products Ltd. in Richmond is hiring 1 F/T Dairy Plant Supervisor. Must have 3 yrs related experience with good communication skills in English. Must be able to establish production methods, to maintain quality and quantity control, resolve production problems and improve productivity. Post secondary graduation in dairy/food production technology is required. Salary would be $ 23/hr with 40 hrs/week. Interested applicants please email resume to email@example.com TIM Hortons Ironwood dba Pacific Link Retail Grp, 110-11320 Steveston Hwy, Rmd, BC. Food Counter Attendants & Bakery staff F/T, P/T, Shift Work, Evenings / Overnights / Early Mornings/Weekends. Not part of the Temporary Foreign Worker program. $10.25/hr neg. + Benefits.
WOODWIND Canada Immigration Ltd Salary: $34-36/hour , Full time Job: Promotions Manager-Public Relations in Richmond, BC Employment requirements: -University degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or in related field -5 years of experience in advertising, public relations, communications, media, or promotions Duties: Plan, supervise promotional trips & seminars conducted at certain partnering offices & outbound seminars Evaluate the promotional activities & trips taken on an annual basis, results, seminar costs versus rate and number of clients signed as a ROI Conduct business seminars related to the business-PNP programs Manage Woodwind sales marketing managers and conduct evaluations on their performance Monitor and suggest improvements to Promotional channels such as weibo, facebook, forums-southern china, and other social media exposure Interested Parties please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-282-1783 Company Website: www.woodwindcanada.com
Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanic Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Req. immediately.
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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. firstname.lastname@example.org
THE Construction Coordinator position will be located in an industrial setting at a Vancouver area fuel processing and distribution facility. The client utilizes Jacobs Industrial as the core maintenance contractor on site. You would complete the following activities: Coordinate Construction Activities associated with Tank Maintenance program; Act as a Tank Team Core Member; Provide team with input to develop Construction Work Packages (CWPâ€™s) for Tank maintenance, inspection and repairs; Ensure CWP for tank maintenance, inspection and repairs are implemented safely, per applicable specifications and standards, and in accordance with agreed upon schedule and budget; Coordinate Contactors per site agreement; Work with operations to safely take tanks in and out of service per applicable SOPâ€™s. To be successful you will have comprehensive understanding of industrial storage tanks, planning and scheduling, tanks inspections and construction; Post-secondary education and/or a technical trade; a minimum of 4 - 7 years of related experience; and a knowledge of construction and maintenance techniques and best practices. This position involves working in both an office and industrial plant environment. Hours of work are typically 7:30 to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Apply Today! To learn more about Jacobs and its worldwide projects and opportunities visit www.jacobs.com - to apply search Vancouver or send a resume directly to email@example.com
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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: Itâ€™s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@ telus.net
Annacis Island Pawnbrokers! Open â€˜till MIDNIGHT! #104 - 1628 Fosters Way Tel: 604-540-1122
Get Paid to Exercise!
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to deliver Richmondâ€™s #1 Community Newspaper
GREAT FOR ADULTS â€˘ SENIORS â€˘ KIDS
CALL TODAY 604.247.3710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org richmondreview.com
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CONCRETE & PLACING
Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp. Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarnâ€™td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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HOME SERVICE GUIDE PLUMBING & HEATING
• • • • •
Heating System Service Special
Only $89 including free hot water tank service!
New fence installation Gates & repair • Odd jobs Roofing repairs • Powerwashing Renos • Gutters • etc. Painting interior & exterior
BILL GILLESPIE CONSTRUCTION • RENOVATIONS
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Free estimates (fully insured)
Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Plumbers www.1stcallplumbing.ca
Call Darryn 604-339-5532
604-272-2809 or cell: 604-841-2479
M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS
RJ’S PLUMBING & HOME SERVICE
We specialize in driveway, sidewalk, patio, foundation and retaining wall, all kinds of concrete jobs. We also do fencing jobs.
5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES
Plumbing • Electrical • Woodwork • Drywall • Bathrooms • Painting • Handyman • Textured Ceilings • FREE Quotes Door Repairs: Patio • Pocket • Bi-folds • Shower
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RENOVATIONS / ANY HOME REPAIRS
• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work
Insured / WCB
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Home Service Guide
COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL
•Backhoes •Mini excavator (rubber track) •Bobcats (forks/buckets) •Dump trucks
Call 604-247-370 0 email: email@example.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
and I’m a Nice Guy!
Mike Favel • 604-341-2681
REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE
•Backfilling/trenching •Asphalt/concrete removal •Drainage •Retaining walls •Install concrete driveways/sidewalks
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
TRUCKS & VANS
FITZ ELECTRIC. New build. Residential. Tenant Improvements. Com Reno’s, Lighting rebates. 778-231-8332, www.fitzelectric.net
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774
MORE THAN HANDY RICHMOND RESIDENT Semi-Retired w/ workshop • Custom Cabinet Design • Cabinet & Furniture Repair Small carpentry jobs WELCOME! * Over 40yrs. woodworking exp.*
.Can-Pro Paint & Drywall. 3 rooms $250. Over 25 yrs of quality service. Insured/Free Est. 604-7717052
• Additions • Renovations • New Construction Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding
ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304
MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES
FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505
#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423
Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338
MOVING & STORAGE
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $995. 604-353-8750. firstname.lastname@example.org
LADYSMITH HANDYMAN Special. 3bdrms up, 1bdrm suite down. Owner carries $1200 month (250)753-0160.
FEMALE YORKIE micro-chipped, reg’d, cert of pedigree. Video avail health records. $995. 604-353-8750 email@example.com
MALE POMERANIAN registered, micro-chipped, all health records, video avail. $995. 604-353-8750 firstname.lastname@example.org MALE WESTIE. Top of the line pup. Registered, email for more info. Video avail. $995. 604-353-8750 email@example.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 515 BOOKS, COINS, STAMPS
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
Looking to buy stamps and whole collections. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865
PET WEEK OF THE
Strata & Commercial. 24/7.
SPCA Thriftmart 5400 MINORU BLVD • 604.276.2477
604-802-9033 TREE SERVICES
TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 5431 NO. 3 RD 604.276.2254 & 10151 NO. 3 RD Richlea Square 604.241.7586
PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA
AUTO FINANCING 2004 F250 - 4x4, KING CAB, shortbox, auto, black, 180kms. $8000/firm. (604)538-9257
• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •
NOTICE of Sales Warehouseman’s Lien Act By Virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, we will sell by public auction on January 30, 2014 at Marvel Auctions 4080 Vanguard Rd, Richmond BC. The stored personal and household goods of the following in order to recover the cost of unpaid storage and related charges. 1) Kamal Naamani Amount owing $752.70. 2) Brenda Pillar Amount owning $ 7363.00. 3) Darrell Watson Amount owning $ 3328.00. 4) Bernhard Riehemann owing $8500.00. Contact: Bandstra Moving Systems Ltd, #135 – 9920 River Drive, Richmond BC V6X 3S3 604-273-5111
Richmond, Nr Lansdowne Mall. Fully reno’d 1/bdrm apt. N/P, N/S. Avail Feb 1. $995/mo. 604-272-2401.
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
HOMES FOR RENT
MISC. FOR SALE
DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca spraylakesawmills.com
STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca spraylakesawmills.com
In accordance with the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Marvel Auctions Ltd. 4080 Vanguard Rd, Richmond B.C. will be selling on Feb 13th @ 5:30 p.m. the stored goods belonging to Karina Lombard owing $6065.40, Jennifer Wang owing $9801.92, and Christina Catherine Eva MacGregor owing $8673. plus costs of sale. All outstanding balances payable to LaPorte Moving & Storage Systems Rmd.
Sold Your House? Downsizing? Renovating? Just bring Your Clothes. Fully Furnished & Equipped Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2299/month. Available March 1.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
Monty is a friendly rabbit found as a stray in Burnaby. He enjoys playing with his Duplo blocks and hopping in and out of this tunnel. He would love an active home environment where he has the space to stretch his legs and relax. Come and meet this little guy soon!
TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100
PLOW & SALTING
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www.MOUNTAIN-MOVERS.ca Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683
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From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call (604) 841-2665
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, born Dec 11th. M&F. unique smooth coat silver dapple and black & tan piebald. Raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance. Well socialized. 1st shots & dewormed. $800/ea (will go toward education fund) Call: 604820-4827 (Mission).
JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca
Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com (604) 657-9422
MALE COCKER - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $995. 604-353-8750 email@example.com
QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located
Contact Nizar at 604- 992-6272
CHIHUAHUAS, male pups, 20 weeks old, $550 obo. Call 604-7947347
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.
PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833
Daryl 604-817-3028 287
BUSINESS FOR SALE: Gift & Sports Shop - downtown VCR - Robson St, 315 sq ft, rent $1000 pm; asking $30,000/obo + inventory Serious inquiries Only
RICHMOND. Sparkling priv. 2 bdrm F/P, 4 appls, lndry, carport, fnced, N/P. $1095. Feb 1. 604-833-2103 RICHMOND West 1 bdrm semi-furn priv entry, new appls, cov’d pkng, Avail now, ns/np, $850 incl utils/cbl/ net. 604-272-3588, 778-297-9418.
RICHMOND 3 Bedroom upper floor duplex, 1.5 baths, f/p, fenced backyard. $1250/mo. (604)214-2957
2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT 2wd auto 4/cyl, blue, leather, 48K, $12,000/firm. Call (604)538-4883
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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Gung Haggis Fat Choy at South Arm Community Centre
Volunteers Dolores Detablam and Heidi Wong and South Arm intern Stacey Smith .
Amanda Oye photos Piping in the dragon.
Robbie Burns meets Chinese New Year
Hansen Zheng and Michelle Chen.
Yick Hung and Kwok Ying Chan.
Around Town Amanda Oye wo cultures collided for one big celebration at South Arm Community Centre’s first ever Gung Haggis Fat Choy event, last Friday.
T Barbra Johnson and Narinder Grewal.
Joan Kellinghusen, Helena Petkau and Christina Spanner.
Gung Haggis Fat Choy is the celebration of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year.
“I think it is important to learn more about each other,” said Stella Au, senior’s coordinator at South Arm Community Centre. “I am so thrilled to do this here in Richmond.” The event was founded in 1998 by Todd Wong, who helped put on the event at South Arm. Wong, along with Joe McDonald, played music, read poetry and spoke about Chinese and Scottish traditions. “It [was] very engaging,” Au said. Along with live music and stories, there was a dragon parade, haggis parade and the traditional Robbie Burns Day
“Address to a Haggis.” For lunch, there were lettuce wraps, which some guests put haggis in, chow mein, fried rice and fortune cookies for desert. Gung Haggis Fat Choy was attended by a very diverse crowd of 70 people. “I am very pleased that a good number of Chinese and English speakers came out,” Au said. The event was conducted in English and translated into Mandarin. Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Richmond Review. Reach her at amanda. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All the Conveniences You Need
A & W Restaurant .........................................604-272-7773 Ali’s Shoe and Leather Repair.......................604-270-3525 Awesome Nails .............................................604-278-3336 Back To Health Registered Massage Therapists......................................604-273-2996 Benchmark Graphics .....................................604-238-0550 Beetles Dance Wear ................................604-277-4528 Blenz Coffee ..................................................604-277-4245
Planet Woman Fitness Centre
5 Loaves 2 Fish Restaurant NEW OWNERS....604-244-1123 4 Cats Arts Studio .........................................604-284-5634 Complete Health Center................................604-630-1780 Central Agencies ...........................................604-276-0234 Church’s Chicken ...........................................604-244-0318
Garden City Veterinary Clinic
CIBC ...............................................................604-665-1385 Creative Cards and Gifts ...............................604-270-9619 Dany Vision ...................................................778-297-1414 Dogs’ Avenue ................................................604-270-3013 Dollar Town ...................................................604-214-3535 Dr. Darrell Douglas – Dentist ........................604-273-0123 Escape Tanning .............................................604-244-1155
Tong Moo Do Martial Arts
European Touch ...........................................604-231-0575 Family Care Medical Clinic ..........................604-284-5255 Gail Maida, Notary Public .............................604-273-9688 Garden City Bakery ...................................604-244-7888 Garden City Chiropractic ...............................604-270-4575 Garden City Coin Laundry..............................604-244-1120 Garden City News .........................................604-244-8849
Garden City Bakery
Garden City Veterinary Clinic..................604-270-6163 Garden City Kabob Grill ................................604-244-7147 Great Clips.....................................................604-278-0198 Instyle Hair..................................................604-278-7992 Marketplace IGA ...........................................604-244-7425 Kumon Math & Reading NEW ......................604-271-9881 Le Miracle Hair Design .................................604-276-9607 Liberty Cleaners ............................................604-279-9332 Linda Reid, MLA ............................................604-775-0891 Little Caesars Pizza .......................................604-279-9996 Malone’s Cold Beer and Wine Store ............604-270-3222 Maritime Travel .............................................604-303-8782
Mobile Korner Solutions ...............................604-295-3221 Pet Food N’ More ..........................................604-244-9984 Pita Pit ...........................................................604-244-7482 Planet Woman Fitness Centre .................604-233-6991 Ricky’s Restaurant .........................................604-233-7055
Royal Ballroom Dance Studio .......................604-273-9911 Saigon City Vietnam Restaurant ...................604-276-1112 Save On Cartridges
Shoppers Drug Mart......................................604-276-0067 Subway..........................................................604-244-7170 Sutton Group - Seafair Realty .......................604-273-3155 Skikisai NEW OWNERS...................................604-278-0534 The UPS Store ...............................................604-231-9643 Tong Moo Do Martial Arts........................604-244-1188
GARDEN CITY RD.
DIXON AVE. DAYTON AVE.
At the corner of Garden City and Blundell Rd.
At the corner of Garden City and Blundell Rd.
January 29, 2014 edition of the Richmond Review