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Const. Agar’s killer gets unescorted passes by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The lawyer who prosecuted cop killer Steven Lee LeClair said the public should trust the system that’s now decided to grant him unescorted day passes. Former judge and MLA Wally Oppal, who currently works for the Vancouver law firm Boughton Law, prosecuted LeClair for the Sept. 19, 1980 killing of Const. Tom Agar and three other people earlier that same day at the Palace Hotel pub in Vancouver. Oppal told The Richmond Review Wednesday he didn’t have a strong opinion about LeClair’s day passes, noting that he’s not aware of how good an inmate LeClair has been. “It was a vicious, cold-blooded killing of a completely innocent police officer." Oppal occasionally worked in Richmond, and knew Agar. Agar was a good officer and a decent person, and was a three-year veteran who was working the front counter around 8 p.m. on the night of the shooting. He left behind a pregnant wife and a 10-month-old child. Oppal said the public should trust and respect that the ordinary citizens who make up the Parole Board of Canada, did their homework before deciding to grant LeClair the day passes. “I think time can change people,” he said. Last year, Leclair was granted two eighthour unescorted temporary absences per month to his wife's home. He was also permitted to eat at restaurants within 10 kilometres of her home. In December, the Parole Board authorized an expansion of his absences, to include two unescorted absences, of 48 hours and 24 hours each month. “The board concluded that your behaviour while incarcerated supported this release given the progress that you made in your correctional plan."

Sean Imoo photo Arielle Tuliao, Marie Hui and Clayton Imoo’s YouTube video, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks who are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos, has amassed more than 71,000 views in just four days.

Seahawks fan video makes it big Clayton Imoo and pals based video on Katy Perry’s 'Roar' by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A made-in-Richmond YouTube video (tinyurl.com/GoHawksVid) featuring some locally-grown talent is creating quite a buzz on social media in the days leading up to Su-

per Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Ever since the Seattle Seahawks advanced to the National Football League’s championship game—scheduled for Sunday afternoon when they’ll face the Denver Broncos—with a thrilling win over the San Francisco 49ers, Richmond’s Clayton Imoo has thought about creating a fan video. After all, though located three hours south, Seattle’s sports teams have been adopted by many Vancouver-area residents.

And so last Sunday morning, Imoo put pen to paper, and in 15 minutes rewrote the lyrics to Katy Perry’s hit-song “Roar,” and renamed his Seahawks fan video “Soar.” He called on two friends, who have been featured in his previous Vancouver Canucks fan videos, to provide the vocals. Marie Hui, a Matthew McNair grad who now lives in Burnaby, describes herself as a huge Seahawks fan, and plays quarterback for her flag football team. See Page 3

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Transit cops launch See Something, Say Something, campaign Riders can now discretely text message police at 87 77 77 by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Help is now only a few keystrokes away for Canada Line users with Transit Police’s introduction of a new text messaging feature last month. Spokesperson Anne Drennan told The Richmond Review riders can discretely contact transit police using their cellular phones, by text messaging 87 77 77 for non-emergency situations. While emergency calls, such as crimes in progress, should still be directed to 911, there may be situations where either victims or witnesses cannot speak to an emergency operator. Those situations are ideal for the text messaging number, which is monitored whenever the Canada Line and Skytrain are operating. “People have a right to ride transit harassment free,” Drennan said, adding that during 2014, one of Transit Police’s top priorities will be sex offences that occur in and around Canada Line and Skytrain stations. Last month, Transit Police launched a public awareness campaign aimed at encouraging transit users to contact them whenever they encounter a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable. The See Something, Say Something campaign en-

courages victims, witnesses and transit users to serve as the extra sets of eyes and ears for security. A new YouTube video, at tinyurl.com/ TransitHelp, explains how the service works, and the types of situations transit police will respond to. Whether that’s another passenger touching them, staring at them, standing too close to them, or making suggestive or profane comments, Drennan said police want to know. Drennan said there’s no call too small. Thus far, the service has proven to be a big success, despite the relatively quiet roll out. Witnesses have reported a man who was bleeding after punching the wall of a train car and behaving violently. Another involved a man drinking on a train while seated beside a baby girl. Others reports included alcohol consumption, indecent acts and aggressive panhandling.

Richmond O Zone street banners were flying during the 2010 Games. The city is now making Olympic banners available for purchase.

Richmond sells Games gear on eve of Sochi Olympics Martin van den Hemel photo Transit Police’s Const. Donna Deis, left, and Const. Leanne Smith spoke to this Canada Line rider about transit safety at the Aberdeen Centre station Thursday morning. A new text message service, launched in December as part of the new See Something, Say Something public awareness campaign, enables riders to discretely contact transit police—at 87 77 77—directly if they encounter a situation, or see something, that makes them feel uncomfortable.

The new text message service is just one of the new strategies being rolled out.

In a few weeks, Transit Police are also expecting to introduce a new, downloadable app for smart phones,

Peeping Tom charged in Canada Line incident A man who allegedly used his cell phone to take images up a woman’s skirt last summer, made his first appearance in Richmond provincial court this week. Robert William Kelly, 25, is charged with secretly observing/recording nudity in a private place, and secretly observing/ recording for a sexual purpose in connection with an incident at the Aberdeen Centre station of the Canada Line on June 21, 2013. Greater Vancouver Transit Authority spokesperson Anne Drennan told The Richmond Review the suspect allegedly kept his cell phone in camera mode, and while standing behind a woman using the escalator, shot footage up

under her skirt. The woman reported it to police, and they launched an investigation which eventually led to the recommending of charges against Kelly. Those charges were approved in December, with Kelly making his first appearance in court this week. Kelly is known to police, Drennan said. Sex offences aboard the Canada Line and SkyTrain are taken very seriously, Drennan said, and Peeping Tom-like behaviour is considered a sex offence. “We want women to report anything that occurs that makes them feel uncomfortable in any way. When we get info in a timely manner, we can take these people off the (transit) system.”

Former students send Palmer teacher to root for Seahawks at Super Bowl by Don Fennell Sports Editor Ryan Strachan is about to live the dream. He’s going to the Super Bowl. The popular R.C. Palmer Secondary physical education teacher is already in the Big Apple to experience first-hand the countdown to Sunday’s National Football League championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. It’s all because a group of his former students wanted to say thank you. “It’s been his dream to watch the Seahawks play in the Super Bowl live for as long as he can remember,” said Aman Bindra, a former Palmer student who played basketball for the school’s senior boys’ team co-coached by Strachan. “But he had no hope of affording it.” So a group of Palmer alumni—all re-

cent grad and themselves cash-strapped students—stepped up. Within a day they had raised $1,500 which they presented earlier in the week to Strachan. “I’m really excited for him,” said Bindra. “It’s hard to describe. It’s a great feeling. I’ve never seen anything like this.” Bindra said he and the other recent graduates will likely meet up and watch the Super Bowl game together Sunday. And they’ll likely be attired in blue and green, though they’re not really Seahawk fans. “We’ll make an exception this weekend—for Mr. Strachan,” laughed Bindra. Strachan was in New York and couldn’t be reached from comment, but he told CBC “I’m just absolutely stunned by it, just an incredible gesture, by a group of, you know, really, really nice kids that I had the privilege to teach and coach a few years back.”

that will enable riders to not only communicate directly with police, but submit crime tips, view crime maps, read about Most Wanted suspects and Transit Police News, and link to social media feeds. Eventually, the app, developed by MobilePD which developed a similar app for the Victoria Police Department, will enable people to send photos and videos of disconcerting things they see and hear. Drennan said a presentation about the sexual offence awareness campaign has already been made to the Richmond Family Violence Prevention Network, and a safety presentation was also made to an advisory committee of Richmond Council.

Seahawks song is the toast of YouTube From Page 1 She couldn’t wait to get started on the project, which incorporated just a short one-hour rehearsal. Hui was joined by fellow vocalist Arielle Tuliao, a New Westminster resident whose dad is a big Seahawks fan and who lived in Richmond as a youngster. The video was recorded, courtesy the technical assistance of Imoo’s 12-year-old son Sean who flipped through the lyrics on an iPad and ensured the two cameras were properly working, before lunch on Sunday. The video was posted later that same day. By Thursday morning, the video had amassed 71,000-plus views. “It’s been very cool,” Imoo said Wednesday of the public’s response. “It’s crazy,” said Hui, 29. She became a Seahawks fan three years ago, and is amazing by the player’s athleticism, particularly that of quarterback Russell Wilson. Tuliao said she got the sense that this video would be well received, but didn’t expect so many views so quickly. “It’s mind blowing. I’m still trying to process it.” And the response to the video has been largely positive. “Wow, you two sing so beautifully,” wrote one commenter. “Girls got pipes,” said another. But one Denver Broncos fan couldn’t resist by adding: “Ur voices are amazing but sorry to disappoint you all, its Broncos yr this yr...”

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter If there was something special in the air during the 2010 Winter Olympics, fans of the Games may be able to experience it once again. On the eve of the 2014 Sochi Games, the City of Richmond is selling authentic 2010 street banners for $10 a pair. Many of them actually flapped in the wind around the Richmond Olympic Oval and O Zone celebration site, while others are surplus inventory. “With the Sochi Games, the Olympics are very much on the minds of people,” said Ted Townsend, spokesperson for the city. “This is an opportunity for people to have a souvenir or memory of the Games.” Each year the city organizes a street banner contest, where photographers and artists are invited to submit their designs. Old banners are sometimes sold or even made into bags, according to Townsend. But the city’s Olympic stock of banners have been preserved with their Olympic glory intact. Townsend couldn’t say how many banners the city has, only that staff were taking inventory yesterday of “a fair number.” Various 2010 Games designs are being offered: from bold blue-and-green banners to more subtle variations, along with Paralympic Games models. Banners will be available for sale throughout the 2014 Games, subject to availability. Sales close March 14. Designs can be viewed at richmond. ca/banners, and ordered by calling 604-247-4453, emailing parks@richmond.ca or visiting the works yard at 5599 Lynas Lane. The 2014 Winter Olympics take place Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia. Canada is sending 221 athletes to compete in 93 medal events.


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Liberal Senate reform all for show, says MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay says if Senate can’t be reformed in meaningful way, it should be scrapped Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

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came together this week under the name Liberal Senate Caucus. “Basically the only change he announced is that unelected Liberal senators will now become unelected senators who happen to be Liberal,” she said. The lawyer and firstterm Conservative MP said her government doesn’t believe an unelected body should be

able to override legislation, adding that real Senate reform includes elected senators. “In a modern democracy like ours, I don’t think that them being unelected and unaccountable is right,” she said. “Although we have appointed senators just like the Liberal government before us did, and the Conservative governments before us, at

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A move by the federal Liberal leader to expel senators from his party’s caucus to fix a “broken” senate is all for show, charged Delta-Richmond East MP KerryLynne Findlay this week. In a surprise announcement Wednesday, Justin Trudeau swept all 32 Liberal senators out of his party’s caucus, rendering them independents with no formal ties to the party. Trudeau, who challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the same, said senators who must answer to a political party makes a place of sober second thought redundant. Trudeau pledged, if elected prime minister, to institute an “open, transparent, nonpartisan public process for appointing and confirming senators.” But Findlay, the government’s Minister of National Revenue, told The Richmond Review senators would still be appointed—and unaccountable—under the Liberal proposal. “He confirmed in doing that that he, and the Liberal Party of Canada, continue to support an unelected, unaccountable Senate that could ultimately prevent democratically elected MPs from doing the work that we’re elected to do,” she said from Ottawa. Since a minimum of five senators of the same party are needed to be recognized in the chamber as having party status, Findlay said booted senators quickly

“If the Senate cannot be reformed in a meaningful way, we believe it should be abolished.” — Kerry-Lynne Findlay

the end of the day that’s not the ideal system.” The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to soon rule on just how far the House of Commons can go in reforming the Senate, and what changes would require constitutional change. Challenges of opening up the constitution are well known to Findlay, who served as chair of the national Constitutional Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association during discussions of the Meech Lake Accord, an unsuccessful 1987 proposal to amend Canada’s constitution. “If the Senate cannot be reformed in a meaningful way, we believe it should be abolished,” said Findlay. “If it can’t be an elected, accountable body, then we don’t think it should exist.”

City Board Business Licence Bylaw No. 7360 Amendment Bylaw 9090 At the January 27, 2014 Council meeting, three readings were given to Business Licence Bylaw No. 7360, Amendment Bylaw 9090, to increase the number of Class A Taxicabs to 97. Those persons who consider themselves affected by the proposed bylaw are invited to make written submissions to Council c/o the City Clerk at 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C., V6Y 2C1 or by fax at 604-278-5139 or by email to cityclerk@richmond.ca; or make a verbal presentation to Council by appearing as a delegation at the February 24, 2014 Council meeting. All written submissions received prior to the proposed bylaw adoption on February 24, 2014, will be forwarded to Council for consideration. A complete copy of the staff report is available on the City website at www.richmond.ca (City Hall>City Council Agendas & Minutes>General Purposes Committee>2014 Agenda & Minutes>January 20,2014>Agenda and Staff Reports>Item #1). For more information on the proposed Bylaw Amendment, please contact the Business Licence Division at 604-276-4155. David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Office City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Ships to again set sail for Steveston

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Notice of Intent to Dispose of Park Land PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Richmond intends to adopt Bylaw 8927. The purpose of Bylaw 8927 is to authorize, based on the successful completion of the Alternative Approval Process and compliance with Section 27(1) of the Community Charter, S.B.C., 2003, c. 26, that 3651 Sexsmith Road (Cambie Field), legally known as Lot “A” Section 28 Block 5 North Range 6 New Westminster District Plan 23659 (PID 009-247-904) measuring approximately 3.02 acres be sold to Polygon Development 192 Ltd. or its designate for $14,428,889. This disposition is in conjunction with RZ 11-591985 whereby Polygon Development 192 Ltd. will simultaneously sell to the City an equal area of land subdivided from adjacent properties (8331, 8351, and 8371 Cambie Road) for $14,428,889. These lands will be consolidated with approximately 1.15 acres of adjacent lands to be transferred by Polygon as rezoning conditions to form a new park diagonal to 3651 Sexsmith and measuring approximately 38% larger in size.

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

Cliff Gold file photo Ships to Shore, a three-day event where visitors can board ships, is set to return to Steveston this summer.

Bylaw 8927 and the accompanying plans may be inspected at the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, between the hours of 8:15 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (inclusive), except statutory holidays, commencing Wednesday, February 5, 2014 until Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (inclusive).

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Prior to the adoption of Bylaw 8927, any person who is affected by this bylaw may make their concerns known by writing to City Council c/o City Clerk, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1. Any written submissions must be received by the City Clerk no later than 4:00 pm, February 11, 2014. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Steveston will again host a pair of big maritime events this summer, if city council approves a request to spend $430,000 to bring them back to the shores of the Fraser. On Tuesday city staff floated this year’s plans for the Ships to Shore and Richmond Maritime Festival—two city-organized events that drew thousands of spectators and the likes of 100-yearold tall ship Adventuress last year. City council’s parks committee endorsed the spending—which is used for event programming and marketing, and to lure one-of-akind vessels here—and council is expected to ratify the vote Feb. 11. Ships to Shore is tentatively scheduled for June 29 to July 1 at Imperial landing and Britannia Shipyards, while the Richmond Maritime Festival has a date with the shipyards Aug. 8 to 10. “The two events have been identified as signature summertime destinations that attract residents and visitors, showcase Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage, and create an active, vibrant Steveston waterfront,” said Jane Fernyhough, director of arts, culture and heritage services, in her written pitch to a council committee Tuesday. Last year the two festivals attracted thousands of visitors who were treated to the sights and sounds of 25 vessels, along with other entertainment. Ships to Shore drew the 133-foot Adventuress last year, along with the HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy’s sail training vessel and longest serving commissioned ship. Maritime fest, meanwhile, showcased the classically-masted Lady Washington, along with Jolly Roger—the boat from the set of the Steveston-filmed TV series Once Upon a Time. According to Fernyhough, the city has “positive interest” from an “exciting mix of vessels” for this summer. She also noted city spending could be offset by potential sponsorships and grants.


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City to turf Minoru turf before summer Major changes coming to park this year to make way for new pool by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond’s first artificial turf field is now scheduled to be ripped out in five months. The 81,000 square feet of synthetic green fibres belonging to Minoru Park’s so-called Minoru 2 soccer pitch, which faces Granville Avenue, will be removed June 16, according to the city. It’s part of some major changes coming to Richmond’s signature park. A new $79.6-million building, combining pool, pavilion and seniors centre facilities, is planned for the site and scheduled to be open July 31, 2017. The city is now seeking to line up a contractor to install new artificial grass

Matthew Hoekstra photo Big changes are in store for Richmond’s first artificial turf field, which is scheduled to be torn up in June.

for a relocated Minoru 2 field. The contractor will also be responsible for laying new fibres on a redesigned Minoru 3 field—also known as Latrace Field. The city is accepting bids until Feb. 6. The $5.7-million field reconstruction project is forcing baseball off Latrace for the 2014 season, but city officials say the fields will be ready by Oct. 1—in time for the fall

sports season. Minoru 2 is used for soccer, field hockey and field lacrosse. The new Minoru 3 will be a larger field for soccer and baseball. Base preparation for the fields is being completed through a separate request for proposals issued Wednesday. It calls for a contractor to design the field complex, install pathways, lighting and other structures—and ready the grounds for turf.

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or a war, participated in these missions at the behest of the Canadian government. We honour those sacrifices every Remembrance Day with ceremonies that usually include the phrase lest we forget, from Rudyard Kipling’s poem Recessional. But from all appearances, the Canadian government is forgetting. Unfortunately, too many are

still fighting a battle when they come home, and their families also suffer in those battles. Yet, the Canadian government refuses to provide adequate support for members of the Canadian Armed Forces when they return home. Does eight suicides in just over two months sound like Canadian veterans are getting the help they need? To add salt to the wounds the

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Adult and batteries by Bob Niles Contributor A B c...... ...g r..... ............. y...... next time won’t.......sing with me. How was I to know it was this that needed new batteries? I pretty much know the alphabet, so I don’t play with the ‘Old McDonald Alphabet Barn’! But she, (job creator and wife) writes this cryptic message on a piece of paper ‘Replace the batteries I’ve been bugging you about for the last three months ya dumb bottom!’ It was no. 137 in the once named ‘HoneyDo’ Jar. But after 24 years of marriage it’s been renamed to something a little more direct with a slang term for bottom as myself. The ‘Get Up And Do It You Dumb A-- (Bottom)’ Jar. It took two double ‘A’ (AA) batteries to drive this farmyard tool of alphabetic knowledge. Two little cylinders the size of....well, small batteries (I was always bad at analogies) have taught all four of my grand kids the early basics of the English written language. Absolutely amazing if you think about it. I started school, as probably most of the rest of you did born before Sesame Street, not knowing the building blocks of written word. The basic A-Z was an unknown. Not my mother, father, strange aunt, older brother, or The Friendly Giant taught me the ABC Song. Mom, Dad and older brother had their own problems. Strange aunt... well strange says it all. And the giant....although a giant, he certainly wasn’t friendly! He had a rooster stuffed in a bag nailed to the wall! These two little batteries along with a plastic barn and 23 plastic letters (Y G and B disappeared under the fridge) taught all four grandkids the alphabet. It sang out the ABC song and had the capability of pronouncing each letter when placed in the hayloft. The 23 singing capital letters are all magnetically smattered across the aforementioned fridge. In groups of three and four they hold crayon drawings of princess and the ever so flattering drawings of ones self by

a three year old. She must think I’m a genius because she draws my heads so big. I think I’ll keep this one, it might come in handy next argument with the wife. How can I just toss or recycle these two batteries? They should be prized and presented for all to see. For someday, I can say ‘Kids, this is who /what taught you the alphabet. These two insignificant cylinders of positive and negative polarity had the sole purpose of teaching each of you the letters from A-Z.’, and have succeeded where strange Aunt Fizzy couldn’t. These two AA batteries (no meetings required) can’t be tossed as play batteries that drive toys. Or thrown away with stupid batteries that just oper-

ate lights. On-Off. Or tossed out with the flash batteries that just go ‘DAH! And then wait to go DAH! again.They can’t die with the snobby camera batteries that have traveled and been to all the best parties and vacation spots. Party! Party! Or placed among little fashion oddity batteries so small and tiny that hide in expensive watches that make size ‘AA’ size look so big and freakish. No I say! Not my AA friends! They shall remain....forever............ She’s standing behind me isn’t she? “Will you JUST replace the battery!” she suggests. “You’ve been at this for 52 minutes and haven’t done a thing! Now get moving!” (Again suggests.) “Jobs 138 and 140 are waiting. You

can do 139 when you take your bath. And might I suggest (see.... suggests) you close the curtains or put some pants on while doing all this.” “Yes dear” was my only reply. Should of shown her my genius picture. I dug deeper into the toolbox looking for a tiny Phillips driver with which to free my two little double ‘A’ friends. But why? We all know the alphabet! They’re not going to play with this anymore. Job done I say! (suggest?) Think I’ll start on job 139 and fill the tub. Already have my pants off, just need the pruning shears from the garage. Bob Niles is a Richmond resident.


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Recognizing our society’s historical wrongs Editor: The general mood at the consultation forum on Monday was quite supportive of the government’s intention to apologize for this historical wrong. Not many people focused on issues relating to financial compensation for those historical wrongs at the meeting. But, respect and dignity are very important concerns to them. In addition, they really hope that through this process we, as a society, will clearly recognize what are those historical wrongs and let those painful past be valuable lessons to us. Most people did recognize that there is this historical wrong problem and we need to deal with it. However, it is like a big elephant in the room, most of them believed that we should get rid of this elephant but no one seems to be able to grasp a clear picture of what this elephant really looks like. Many historical wrongs were done by the mainstream society to various minority and disadvantage groups in the past in B.C. as well as many other places. Most of those victims of past discriminatory, unjust, unfair, unlawful, unacceptable actions and behaviour have already passed away. But through their sad sufferings and painful struggling, our society has evolved into a much better place for everyone to live in. We are now preaching to the world about our human rights, our multiculturalism, and our fair and just systems, etc. We want to claim that our society now holds a very notable value and much higher moral ground. However if we do not formally recognize or apologize for our society’s historical wrongs, how can we justify our current claims to those victims’ relatives, descendents, and related groups? Only when the society as whole accepts the meaning and importance of recognizing our past wrong, any apologies and related activities would than be relevant. Only when the society as whole learns from its past wrong and indeed makes progress based on those realizations, the suffering of those earlier victims would be soften and become more meaningful. More than 100 years ago, many labourers were brought from China to work as railway worker or miners in BC and Canada. Various documents have re“There are many decisions to make when building a career in real estate; I’m glad I chose RE/MAX. Being backed by quality staff and working alongside other Top Producers of our industry has enhanced my productivity. The RE/MAX brand also adds to the confidence of my clients. If you are considering the business, consider RE/MAX.”

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Wall painting celebrates the Year of the Horse by Katya Slepian Contributor

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sually the audience only gets to see an artist’s finished work but Emily Carr University of Art & Design students Nicolas Yung, Horace Hsu and Rita Fei put worked on their Year of the Horse 3D Wall Painting in public at Parker Place mall. “It’s like a stage performance,” says Yung of the production, which took about six long days to put together. Located in the food court, Yung says that “the idea is that this painting will have the same architecture and proportions” as the scene behind it. “It’s actually the same place inside this painting and this [mall] behind it, visually merging Chinese culture and Canadian culture together.” That element of merging cultures together is especially important for Fei. She thinks that for a lot of generation immigrants like herself, “there’s a disconnect from the original culture but now I’m seeing it in a new light.” This year is the Year of the Horse and the meaning behind that was significant to the three students. “Horses represent energy, effort

Katya Slepian photo Horace Hsu works on the Year of the Horse 3D Wall Painting.

and encouragement,” according to Yung, and it was important for the students to incorporate that meaning into their work, which went through several different design phases before settling on the idea of three horses in a traditional Chinese background. “There was a lot of improvisation,” says Hsu, “we really tried to play with perspective.” “It’s a melding of different cultures and customs,” added Fei, which she believes is “particularly important in RIchmond, with its high density of immigrants.”

According to Yung, projects like this are also good for the city as a whole, since “malls don’t actually accept visual art that often but we figured out a way to balance the visual and the commercial together so it’s a good start” and lays the groundwork for more projects in the future. Chinese New Year starts today, but the wall painting will be up for an entire year. To find more information about the painting and other events taking place at Parker Place for Chinese New Year, visit www.parkerplace.com/events.


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For this application, however, the question was whether the named Executor, being the person who entered the agreement with his late mother, was in conflict. The Court found, properly (in my view), that he is in conflict. First, he was (with his wife) in default under the Agreement, having not made any of the required payments in some years. Second, the large question is whether the Estate ought to resist enforcing the agreement. The agreement allows the named Executor to purchase the property at a price of $285,000 where the present value of the property exceeds $1 million. The Executor did say that, had he been permitted to act, he would have honored the agreement’s terms (which is not a surprise).

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The powerful art of opera singing will be on display in Richmond when Vancouver Opera stages two shows in Richmond this season. “Opera’s Greatest Hits – and More” comes to Steveston-London Secondary School Feb. 15 and to Gateway Theatre March 22. The concerts will feature a selection of opera’s greatest arias and ensembles. Among the works audiences will hear: the sultry “Habanera” from Carmen, Figaro’s famously charming and funny solo from The Barber of Seville and the duet for tenor and baritone from The Pearl Fishers. The family-friendly concerts star members of the company’s young artists program: soprano Sheila Christie, mezzo-soprano Kristin Hoff, tenor Rocco Rupolo and baritone Aaron Durand. The concerts are designed to introduce the beauty and power of opera to new audiences, said James Wright, Vancouver Opera’s general director, in a news release. “It’s a big step for people to make, from no opera experience to purchasing a ticket to a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre,” he said. “These fun concerts will allow people to take a smaller first step, and get a tantalizing taste of opera singing. And for opera veterans living in Richmond, these will be entertaining and enjoyable evenings of opera music with some wonderful young artists.” Audiences will be guided through the performance by a host who will provide context and background. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for seniors, students and children under age 18. For the Feb. 15 show, call 604-683-0222 for tickets. For the March 22 show, call Gateway at 604-2701812 or visit gatewaytheatre.com.

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Galleries Theatre of the Exploding Sun. Inspired by the phenomenon of online fan-created films, The Theatre of the Exploding Sun features a trilogy of films that tell the story of an accidental time traveler, accompanied by drawings and sculptures that reveal additional narrative elements. Vancouver artist Keith Langergraber weaves together a complex narrative based on science fiction, historical accounts and research on the nature of the universe to create a compelling story that asks us to question the lines between fact and fiction. Dates: Feb 9 – April 6 at Richmond Art Gallery 7700 Minoru Gate. www.richmondartgallery.org Dancing in the New Year: Art Show. This art show at Rocanini Coffee Roasters (1153900 Moncton St.) features contemporary paintings by artists Therese Lydia Joseph and Marilynn Tebbit. To Feb. 24. Art display – members of Richmond Artists Guild. A display of recent

paintings by members of Richmond Artists Guild will be in the Rotunda of the Cultural Centre. Available for viewing during open hours of the Cultural Centre. Dates: Feb. 16 – March 7 at Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate). For more information, contact Loraine Wellman at lorainewellman@shaw.ca or 604-277-9886.

Tuesday, March 4th at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: 604-668-6430 or mpreston@sd38.bc.ca Art. French playwright Yasmina Reza’s 1994 Tony Award-winning black comedy, translated by Christopher Hampton, focuses on the meaning of art and the meaning of friendship. Directed by Stephen Drover and starring Michael Kopsa, Hiro Kanagawa and Haig Sutherland. Dates: Feb. 5 to 22 at Gateway Theatre’s MainStage. Tickets: $30 to $49, at gatewaytheatre.com or 604-270-1812.

Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. H.J. Cambie Secondary drama students present present the Tony Award inning musical—a hilarious tale of overachievers chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders all vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Dates: Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

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Films Solaris. Richmond Art Gallery, in partnership with Cinevolution MediaArts Society, will host this 1972 classic by acclaimed Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Based on the book by Stanislaw Lem. The film will be introduced by current exhibiting artist Keith Langergraber. For more information, contact Richmond Art Gallery at 604247-8312 or gallery@ richmond.ca.

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Drive The big update for 2014 is the introduction of an I can’t remember 8-speed automatic transmission to help limit the Inside the last time a large amount of fuel this big Updates to the interior SUV turned heads rig uses. When matched for 2014 include a new to the base 290hp 3.6L steering wheel that conbut this model had V6 the official fuel rating trols two new screens on passersby, friends is 12.4L/100km in the the dash. The first is the and family all taking city and 8.3L on the intuitive and very quick highway. The optional uConnect screen in the notice 5.7L V8 with 360hp uses centre of the console. All Zack Spencer much more fuel and is Durango models, except rated at 15.6L/100km in this top Citadel, get a the city and 9.1L on the 5-inch unit; this trim gets highway. Over two weeks, in almost the 8.3-inch version, which is too bad. 100 per cent city driving and short trips, The second screen is embedded in the I used a whopping 20L/100 in the city. instrument cluster and can be customIf the Durango were allowed to stretch ized. I tried my hand at this but never its legs on the open road that number really mastered it. The biggest selling would have been much better. Handling point for the Durango is the amount of space it offers over three rows for 6 or 7 passengers. My youngest son loved climbing into the third row and could actually stretch out. I even tried it out and can report that adults have plenty of room in any seat. The Citadel model came equipped with a stunning two-tone interior featuring black carpets and tan seats. This contrast won over my wife who wouldn’t have looked twice at a Durango but after the first week she admitted how much she enjoyed the experience. If you

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The 2014 Mazda3. seats. Mazda places three, easy-tomemories, buttons above the dial for access to the most common functions. On the top GT model there is even a heads-up display that sits right on top of the driver’s instrument cluster, helping to keep the information high enough that it focuses the driver’ s attention on the road. The seats are comfortable and can be fitted with leather on the top model. Even though Mazda lengthened the wheelbase by 60mm, the back seat isn’t long on legroom.

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are expected to compete, including perennial Olympic favourites Japan, China, Russia and the U.S. Following Canada’s recent international success—which includes North Vancouver’s own Scott Morgan winning bronze in men’s artistic gymnastics at the 2012 Pacific Rim championships in Everett, Wash. and placing eighth at the 2013 worlds on the floor exercise— Gymnastics BC CEO Brian Forrester said at a media conference Wednesday “the attention of the international gymnastics community has turned to Canada and will be focused on Richmond in April.”

Also attending the press conference, Morgan said he can’t wait for the opportunity compete at the 2014 Pacific Rim championships. “I remember as I was building up my gymnastics career watching my peers compete in Australia at the 2010 championships,” he said. “That event made me push myself harder, and being able to compete for my country in Everett was absolutely amazing. You learn so much simply being surrounded by that level of athletes. It’s really a building block to all the other major events like the world championships and Olympic Games. I feel so

fortunate that B.C. gets to host this year’s competition in this amazing venue.” Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap, representing the provincial government, announced that the province will be contributing $75,000 in funding support to the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. “We are investing over $50 million in sport this year,” he said. “It’s about making our province the strongest and healthiest it can be. B.C. has one of the highest rates of participation in Canada an we aim to keep it that way.” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said “we feel honoured” to welcome athletes and supporters from around the world to this prestigious event. He said the event will provide a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s very best in various gymnastics disciplines—all under one roof, which in itself will be a

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Coach Drew McClure believes it’s important for his athletes to understand the development of their races, and figure out appropriate responses to surprise or variable elements. “Our racing strategy doesn’t change much. The idea is to make a basic but sound approach more sophisticated throughout the season, so the swimmers are more resilient to different racing scenarios,” he said. In Oregon, seven of the Rapids’ national development athletes were at the Thunderbolt Junior International which provided a higher level of competition than normally seen at a provincial-level invitational. The Rapids were racing high-end American and German athletes, as well as some of the best age group talent from all across Canada. In the progress of the meet, the Rapids broke 15 club records. Kevin Ye replaced all three 13-and 14-yearold breaststroke records, one of which best-

ed a record in the open category. Serena Xue updated three of her own (50- and 100-metre breaststroke, 400 IM), also beating the mark in the age category above her, a feat also completed by Cathy Ye in the 100 and 200 butterfly. Brandon de Costa updated his own open 50-metre backstroke record, as Nic Dekker took down the open 200 back stroke and 50 butterfly. The men also set three open relay records: the 4x100 and 4x200 freestyle and the 4x100 ,edley. Amongst stiff international competition, the Rapids came out with 24 finals swims. Of those swims, Dekker won a bronze in the 100 fly. Head coach Rob Pettifer was satisfied with the results he was seeing. “I believe our swimmers made a statement at the meet by making multiple A and B finals every day of competition,” said Pettifer. “I’m excited to see what happens for the team at provincials and Western Canadian championships in February.”

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Advice and inspiration at the BC Home and Garden Show The 41st-annual BC Home and Garden Show is coming to Vancouver in February, so mark your calenders and get ready to be inspired. The show will take place between Feb. 19 and 23 at BC Place Stadium. Among this year’s celebrity guests are Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, Mike Holmes Jr. and Sherry Holmes. You’ll also find the Urban Fare Cooking Stage. Some of

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Vancouver’s top chefs will demonstrate their signature recipes, from barbecue to comfort food. Urban Fare will also present Chopping Block on the 22nd, with four home chefs competing against each other to emerge victorious. Some of the must-see features at the show will be the Ask an Expert space, where interior decorating experts, professional landscapers and certified contractors will give homeowners and renters alike free 10-minute consultations on solving their home problems, and the West Coast Power Smart Home, this year’s Dream Home that showcases green living and modern

West Coast design. If gardening is one of your interests, you’ll enjoy the Living Melodies display, with more than 7,000 square feet of green space with flowers, water and stone features and outdoor furniture, inspired by famous music. The Better Gnomes and Gardens event brings well-known Vancouver residents such as Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Mary Zilba, Love It or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot and Global BC’s Steve Darling together with a very popular garden decoration: the gnome. The participants will decorate their own garden gnome and auction them off, with proceeds going towards Sole Food Street Farms. There will also be a spot to sit and have some tea at The Twinings English Tea Garden, or take in some fashion and art at Portobello West, inspired by London’s famous street market. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www. bchomeandgardenshow.com.

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Beauty comes in threes at Guildford’s G3 By Kerry Vital

Three is a lucky number at G3 Residences, an exciting condominium development in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood that features three buildings with a wide variety of floor plans, suitable for the needs of all discerning buyers. Right now, there is an exciting offer at G3! To celebrate Chinese New Year, the next 8 buyers of G3’s Phase 2 homes will get to pick a lucky red envelope that will reveal a

discount ranging from $6,888 to $8,888 off the purchase of their beautiful new home, ready for move-in March 2014! There are numerous benefits for being a G3 Residences homeowner. For one, this residential development offers its buyers ultimate convenience. Its location is key, central to the blossoming Guildford community. Buyers have easy access to the Port Mann Bridge, giving them quick entry into neighbouring areas of the Lower Mainland. As sales manager, Margaret Bird says, “the quality here is excellent … it’s been especially appealing to first-time buyers. We’ve seen a huge draw from Fraser Heights with parents wanting their kids to live nearby. You’re within walking distance to so much.” One of the most impressive things about G3 Residences is the beautiful views from some of the homes. “From the north-facing

homes you can see the (North Shore) mountains,” says Bird. “From the east-facing homes, you can see Mount Baker and that area. It’s gorgeous.” As completion nears, Bird points out that many of the floor plans available now are unique. “They’re one-off plans where they’re the only one in the building,” she says. Additionally, within walking distance to G3 is the newly renovated Guildford Town Centre, the Guildford Recreation Centre inclusive of a public library, fitness centre, and soon-to-be an aquatic facility, restaurants, and schools. The interior details of these homes are also contributors to their popularity among home buyers. These beautifully packaged homes come equipped with stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops and an eating bar perfect for a quick breakfast or evening cocktail party. Soft-closing cabinetry with brushed

nickel hardware is perfectly lit by the ceiling mounted track lighting and pendant lights. Laminate hardwood flooring is featured throughout the living areas, with lush carpeting in the bedrooms and imported porcelain tile in the kitchen, entry and bathrooms. The bathrooms are elegant and luxurious, with a deep soaker tub, semi-frameless glass shower and chic wall-mounted vanity light. Homeowners can still choose between two designer colour schemes, Sterling and Onyx, and will enjoy the nine-foot ceilings (higher on the top floor) and convenient frontloading washer and dryers that come with every home. Oversized storage and parking is also included. Residents will also have access to the G3 residents’ lounge, which will include a gym, fireside lounge and a guest suite, among other things The bathrooms are elegant and luxurious, with a deep soaker tub, semi-frameless glass shower and chic wall-mounted vanity light. G3 Residences is truly a balance between contemporary lifestyle and affordability. Available homes start at $149,900 for a studio, $182,900 for a one-bedroom and $223,900 for a two-bedroom. Take advantage of the limited time Chinese New Year offer and visit the G3 showroom at 10439 154th Street, Surrey, open every day except Friday between noon and 5 p.m. to pick up your lucky red envelope! For additional information, be sure to visit g3living.ca or call 604-588-8238.


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All Blacks, Clippers begin preparing for Soccer Sunday derstand the weaknesses within your own game and work on the drills or techniques to correct those.” Teams tend to bring an extra level of intensity to the final, Valenzuela said. They are all trying to demonstrate their skill and strength with the hopes of winning the ultimate prize—a berth in the Provincial Cup. Currently defending Provincial Cup champions, the All Blacks have won the League Cup six times since 1998 and are favoured to do so again. They sport the best record in the Premier Division at 11-2-0. The Clippers, meanwhile, are tops in the First Division at 9-1-3 and last appeared in the League Cup final in 2012, losing to the DSBH Hounds. The All Blacks and Clippers both advanced to the League Cup final with semifinal victories last week. All Blacks scored a 2-1

by Don Fennell Sports Editor The All Blacks and Clippers both have just under six weeks to prepare for Soccer Sunday. And while that may seem like a long time out, the period presents numerous opportunities and possibilities. “If I was coach of either of those teams there are at least a couple things I’d consider,” says Richmond Adult Soccer Association president Steve Valenzuela, who will award the Don Taylor League Cup to the winner of the most anticipated match of the season during Soccer Sunday celebrations March 6 at Minoru Park. “First, there’s the opportunity to better understand your opponent. These guys haven’t played each other before in a final and this is a good a chance to do some scouting. Secondly, there’s the chance to better un-

decision over fellow Premier Division side Jugadores (the third time they’ve posted the same result this season) Jan. 21 at King George Park, while the Clippers blanked the Pacific Dragons (also from the First Division) 1-0 Jan. 22 at King George Park. “(Jugadores) defended hard throughout and two late set plays deep in our end could have resulted in a tying marker. We were able to defend well and secure the victory,” said All Blacks manager Kyle Shury. In their second season as a member of the Premier Division (sporting a 5-6-2 record), the Jugadores kept the All Blacks at bay early by keeping the chances to either side of the 18-yard box. The All Blacks didn’t get a quality scoring chance until midway through the first half when they got behind the Jugadores’ defenders but put the ball off the far post.

With five minutes remaining in the first half, the Jugadores opened the scoring on a perfectly placed free kick by Cam Taylor which was converted into the net by Shaun Pejic. All Blacks came out strong to start the second half and created some good chances, soon leading to the tying goal by Steve Mathisen following a number of build-up passes. Then with 10 minutes to go in regulation they notched the winner. Following a good

spell of possession, Ming Choy headed a corner kick from Ethan Lowenstein into the near post. The Clippers started fastest in their match with the Dragons, working the ball wide and hoping to take advantage of their size advantage up front. But most of their shots were from a fair distance out, save for one when the ball was blasted over the net. After soaking up the pressure for the first 20 minutes, the Dragons became more involved

in the game and nearly scored when Ronald Tse dragged his shot wide of the goal. The Clippers ramped up the pressure again to kick off the second half, but ultimately it came down to one play to decide the outcome. With several Dragons caught high up the pitch following a misinterpreted dead ball, but called a drop ball, the Clippers won a drop ball and quickly moved it up the field converting a cross from the far right past Dragon keeper Jackie Tang.

Golden Horseshoe Cup awarded this weekend First organized in the 1930s by the Hong Kong Football Association in celebration of the Lunar Chinese New Year, the Golden Horseshoe Cup will be awarded this weekend at Minoru Park. Featuring mostly Second Division teams from the Richmond Adult Soccer Association, the final will be played at 7 p.m. Sunday, following the Super Bowl. A series of single knockout games have

been played throughout the week, starting Jan. 25. “I think is a great event that continues to honour the tradition of our B.C. Chinese Soccer Federation partners and introduces a little excitement into the regular season. The intensity of the quick play down forces teams to stay focused,”said Richmond league president Steve Valenzuela.

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WALSH, Barry Nov. 11, 1948 - Jan. 25, 2014 It is with sadness we announce the passing of Barry at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife Lynda, brother Mike (Darlene), sister Trish (Dick), many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Barry was the owner of Midland Electric servicing the Richmond area for over 45 years. For the past 32 years, Barry enjoyed many happy hours with family and friends at his cabin on Harrison Lake. Planning his projects while sitting in the sun during happy hour was a regular way of spending his summers. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memories can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Mary was born in Ituna, Saskatchewan. She passed away quietly on January 27, 2014 after a well-lived life of 100 years and 182 days. Her husband, Norman (Mac) predeceased her in 1991. She will be missed by her daughter, Norma-Jean (Bill), son, John (Lynn), granddaughters, Susan (Jack) and Cynthia, great grandchildren, Mitchell, Conor and Kylie, sisters, Bertha and Jessie, nieces and nephews. Mary was an avid reader, ardent gardener, astute traveller and a generous soul. She made a wonderful Manhattan clam chowder and yummy perogies. Mary and her sisters created the Christmas tradition that we cherish and hope to continue our lives through. We are most grateful for the dedicated caretakers at Rosewood Manor. Mary will be greatly missed by all those she touched. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date.

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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 info@woodwindcanada.com, 604-282-1783 Company Website: www.woodwindcanada.com

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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 (CWP’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 SOP’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 ta@jacobs.com

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Const. Agar’s killer gets unescorted passes by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The lawyer who prosecuted cop killer Steven Lee LeClair said the public should trust the system that’s now decided to grant him unescorted day passes. Former judge and MLA Wally Oppal, who currently works for the Vancouver law firm Boughton Law, prosecuted LeClair for the Sept. 19, 1980 killing of Const. Tom Agar and three other people earlier that same day at the Palace Hotel pub in Vancouver. Oppal told The Richmond Review Wednesday he didn’t have a strong opinion about LeClair’s day passes, noting that he’s not aware of how good an inmate LeClair has been. “It was a vicious, cold-blooded killing of a completely innocent police officer." Oppal occasionally worked in Richmond, and knew Agar. Agar was a good officer and a decent person, and was a three-year veteran who was working the front counter around 8 p.m. on the night of the shooting. He left behind a pregnant wife and a 10-month-old child. Oppal said the public should trust and respect that the ordinary citizens who make up the Parole Board of Canada, did their homework before deciding to grant LeClair the day passes. “I think time can change people,” he said. Last year, Leclair was granted two eighthour unescorted temporary absences per month to his wife's home. He was also permitted to eat at restaurants within 10 kilometres of her home. In December, the Parole Board authorized an expansion of his absences, to include two unescorted absences, of 48 hours and 24 hours each month. “The board concluded that your behaviour while incarcerated supported this release given the progress that you made in your correctional plan."

Sean Imoo photo Arielle Tuliao, Marie Hui and Clayton Imoo’s YouTube video, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks who are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos, has amassed more than 71,000 views in just four days.

Seahawks fan video makes it big Clayton Imoo and pals based video on Katy Perry’s 'Roar' by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A made-in-Richmond YouTube video (tinyurl.com/GoHawksVid) featuring some locally-grown talent is creating quite a buzz on social media in the days leading up to Su-

per Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Ever since the Seattle Seahawks advanced to the National Football League’s championship game—scheduled for Sunday afternoon when they’ll face the Denver Broncos—with a thrilling win over the San Francisco 49ers, Richmond’s Clayton Imoo has thought about creating a fan video. After all, though located three hours south, Seattle’s sports teams have been adopted by many Vancouver-area residents.

And so last Sunday morning, Imoo put pen to paper, and in 15 minutes rewrote the lyrics to Katy Perry’s hit-song “Roar,” and renamed his Seahawks fan video “Soar.” He called on two friends, who have been featured in his previous Vancouver Canucks fan videos, to provide the vocals. Marie Hui, a Matthew McNair grad who now lives in Burnaby, describes herself as a huge Seahawks fan, and plays quarterback for her flag football team. See Page 3

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