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Martin van den Hemel photo Prabjot Nijjer visits her dog Axel earlier this year. Her Rottweilers are being held at the Richmond Animal Shelter following a biting incident last year.
Peschisolido said the agreement will spare taxpayers the time and money of a costly trial, which was expected to last several days. In a last-ditch effort to avoid a trial, the Nijjers on April 4 proposed to: • transfer the dogs to the secure care and control of a professional
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Many foreign driver licences not valid here Without International Driving Permit, visitors face $276 fine or worse by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter If you’re visiting Richmond from three of the most populous countries in the world— China, India and Indonesia, with a combined 2.75 billion people—and planning to drive, think twice. A driver’s licence issued by those countries isn’t recognized as valid by the RCMP. And that means if you’re pulled over—whether while here studying or on vacation— you’re subject to a $276 fine, according to RCMP Const. Dennis Hwang, of the Richmond detachment’s traffic section. It’s an issue that local Mounties deal with on a daily basis, one made more complicated by the fact that the Insurance Corporation of B.C. isn’t on the same page as the RCMP. The RCMP considers a foreign driver’s licence valid only if accompanied by an International Driving Permit from a country that’s signed on to the United Nations agreement, under which member nations can issue licences valid across all member countries. While most countries have signed on to the 1968 agreement, there are some that haven’t. Aside from China, India and Indonesia, the list of non-signers also includes Mexico, Iraq and Costa Rica. See Page 3 let’s put the green into
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‘We can’t leave it vacant,’ says councillor of Onni site Vote on controversial rezoning deferred; new push for library by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A 13-year-old decision to designate land in Steveston’s Imperial Landing to serve the fishing industry was a “mistake,” said Richmond council’s chair of planning. “Things have changed immensely in the last little while,” said Coun. Bill McNulty. “People can’t fish.” On Tuesday, the committee reserved its decision on a rezoning proposal from Onni that would open up a restrictive maritime mixed use zoning on the ground floors of six new Bayview Street buildings. Onni built them despite failing to change council’s mind in earlier attempts. McNulty said the proposal will be back on the planning committee’s agenda at a public meeting Wednesday, April 23, to hear the developer’s responses to fresh feedback from elected officials. Councillors’ demands this time include a further examination of space for a public library and marina, ensuring maritime uses
Sophie Manfredi photo Participants in a fitness class utilize space around Onni’s vacant Imperial Landing development for resistance training.
would take priority and giving more thought to a Steveston Merchants’ Association proposal of reserving space for maritime, office and general commercial. The 20-year councillor said the fishing industry isn’t what it once was, and that he’s not opposed to the rezoning. “We can’t leave it vacant. People want to live there,” he said. “Onni
has made some good suggestions of businesses that could enhance the village of Steveston.” But McNulty said Onni’s offer of $1.5 million for council to spend on public amenities in Steveston isn’t enough. He’s advocating for a library space, which would allow the current neighbourhood branch to vacate Steveston Community Centre, freeing up room
for a fitness facility expansion. Onni has told the city it’s willing to lease space for a library at a rate of $25 per square foot, but the Richmond Public Library board lacks a funding source to make a deal. McNulty acknowledged “there’s a lot of mistrust” surrounding Onni and its contentious rezoning bid that has the community divided. He said it’s time developers pay for their fair share, instead of the city shouldering the burden of building amenities to accommodate new residents. “People are not happy, but the developing community is getting away with an awful lot. What we’ve got to do is up the ante, not just Onni, but all the developers. They’ve had a pretty good ride in the community.” If Richmond’s five-member planning committee votes in favour of rezoning, the file would advance to city council. If approved there, a public hearing would follow. After a second favourable council vote—and provided Onni meets all conditions imposed by council—the developer would be able to move ahead with its proposal. Instead of boat repair shops, marine equipment stores and fish auctions, Onni wants to lease space to a Nesters Food Market, bank, daycare, dentist and other businesses.
Fire ant invasion sparks call for soil moving controls Stinging pest likely present in most of Lower Mainland by Jeff Nagel Black Press A researcher tracking the spread of European fire ants says the tiny, stinging pests have likely burrowed into most communities in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and southern Vancouver Island. Thompson Rivers University biology professor Robert Higgins said he has positively identified fire ants in Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Delta, Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Victoria, Oak Bay and Courtenay. They were first identified in 2010 in the District of North Vancouver and can render parks unusable for purposes like picnicking, camping and lounging on the grass. “They’re coming in on landscaping plants and soil that have been shipped from out east,” Higgins said. “And now that they’re established here, we’re moving them around internally.” He’s urging anyone doing landscaping to reject any plants or soil with ants of any kind on them to minimize the risk of further spread. And Higgins says the province should explore options to regulate the movement of soil from property infested with fire ants. He’s not predicting whether the species can be eradicated, but said the top priority is keeping them from being colonized in new neighbourhoods.
antweb.org photo Close-up of a European fire ant. The swarming, stinging insects are making inroads across the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island.
Jennifer Grenz, development and projects manager for the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver, says European fire ants pose a significant health and safety risk worse than other invasive pests, such as chafer beetles, which merely ruin lawns aesthetically. Fire ants are ultra-sensitive to ground movement and quickly swarm people and pets that walk nearby. “We’ve been in situations where it looks like a volcano of ants erupting out of the ground,” Grenz said. “They bite you and they hang on and then they bite you multiple times. By the time you notice something on you, you’ve probably got many.” Large numbers of stings can lead to severe medical reactions, especially in infants, neu-
rologically compromised people and the elderly. “This isn’t just another invasive species in my mind.” A residential infestation hurts property values, she said, adding homeowners react in some cases by decking over their entire yard to reclaim some use of it. Dogs can get badly stung, Grenz said, and she’s concerned ground-nesting birds may also become victims as fire ants spread. The ants have appeared in VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, at a garden centre on Marine Drive in south Burnaby and, most recently, in Richmond at McDonald Beach Park, where signs advise visitors to “avoid remaining stationary.” Grenz said digging up ant nests in winter, when they’re more compact, coupled with the spread of diatomaceous earth, shows some promise in eliminating fire ants. Higgins is also trying to lure ant colonies to relocate into plastic pipe traps. Grenz would like to conduct a Metro regional survey to better gauge where fire ants are entrenched. But she also wants the province to pursue legislation to stop ant-infested soil dug up at contaminated development sites from being moved to other properties. “We need to stop the movement of contaminated material,” Grenz said. “If we don’t get on the soil movement issue, there’s going to be ants all over the place. There isn’t anywhere in the Lower Mainland that they couldn’t potentially go to.” – with files from Martin van den Hemel
ICBC, RCMP differ on foreign drivers From Page 1 ICBC’s perspective is different; an official driver’s licence “issued by the People’s Republic of China or any other country, is acceptable in B.C. for any visiting tourist up to six months,” according to ICBC spokesperson Adam Grossman. He cited a Motor Vehicle Act section for exemptions, that includes full-time students in B.C. who study at a recognized institution. While the provincial insurer and Mounties don’t agree on the issue, they’re working to resolve the concerns. “We are aware that Richmond RCMP has raised concerns regarding some overseas driver licences and we are in discussion to try and assist them with this issue as quickly as possible,” Grossman said Wednesday. “In fact, we met yesterday and have offered to share our expertise to help them validate licences at the roadside. Discussions to resolve this are ongoing.” According to Const. Hwang, any RCMP jurisdiction in B.C., including Burnaby, North Vancouver and Langley, will interpret the law in the same fashion, and can at their discretion issue a ticket. Those who continue to drive without a permit, and have been ticketed twice, are flagged to have their vehicle impounded for future encounters. But if you go across the Oak Street Bridge from Richmond, the rules of the game change. The Vancouver Police Department is taking a slightly different stance on the issue. Const. Brian Montague said all foreign drivers licences will be accepted as valid in Vancouver, as long as they are accompanied by an ICBC-issued translation document. For foreign students, their homeland licences will be considered valid as long as they also have valid identification from an accredited school. So what’s prompted this issue to come to the surface? According to Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton, local police are encountering invalid foreign licences every day, and that’s raised both public safety concerns, as well as hindered a police officer’s ability to verify whether the person they’ve pulled over is who they say they are. Faced with a licence that’s in a different language, a police can’t ascertain whether the driver is even permitted to drive in their home country, or if the document is authentic rather than forged. For the general public, the issue could prove to create bigger headaches, Const. Hwang said. Imagine, for example, if a local resident was in an accident with someone holding only a non-recognized foreign driver’s licence. If that foreign driver happens to be from a non-English speaking country, verifying the information from their driver’s licence will present a challenge. Even in the case of a minor fender-bender, the police might be called in to assist when there’s a language barrier or questions about identification, at which point a ticket might be issued to the foreign driver for failing to have an International Driving Permit. In Alberta, foreign drivers are only permitted when holding an International Driving Permit. The rules are different in Saskatchewan, which also has a provincial car insurer, and accepts foreign driver’s licences, without mentioning any exclusions or the need for an International Driving Permit. What’s also at issue is driving test standards in unaccredited foreign countries. From the RCMP’s point of view, Hwang said the reason a country might not have signed the U.N. agreement is because of their substandard driving regulations in comparison to other countries.
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Hamilton residents are behind its bright future By Derek Dang Hamilton is in for a very bright future. An extensive multi-year public stakeholder consultation Derek Dang process has Councillor recently delivered the City of Richmond’s updated Hamilton Area Plan. It’s rich with features that will make this important neighbourhood more livable, and attract more residents and investment. Hamilton currently has a population of 5,100 people. The Area Plan Update projects the population will grow to 12,000 by 2034. With this growth comes a sophisticated plan for a sustainable neighbourhood where people can live, work, shop, learn and play. Through an extensive fourphased public consultation process dating back to March 2012, hundreds of residents as well as other stakeholders helped evolve the plan through a number of variations. An important focus of the plan is to strategically combine existing single-family areas in the south west portion of the community, while enabling the shopping centre, the area north of it to the Fraser River, as well as the Thompson and Boundary Road areas to redevelop.
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These redevelopable areas can accommodate moderate density townhouses, stacked townhouses and four story mixed-use buildings. The latter will be part of a new traditional, compact neighbourhood village centre – a “High Street” – along Gilley Road for retail and office space with apartments above. The variety of housing options will accommodate families to empty-nesters. Special attention will ensure that parks and open space, the ecological network and agricultural land will be protected and enhanced. Supportive amenities will also come. The City has negotiated with developers for at least 4,000 square feet of indoor recreation space, a public library and a community police office. A range of transportation improvements are also planned. The Hamilton Area Plan vision is based on a developerpay approach to avoid having taxpayers pay for a needed new park, park improvements, infrastructure and community amenities as a result of the new development. Although an important milestone was reached on February 25, 2014 when Council approved the Hamilton Area Plan at its public hearing, it was the contributions of so many people, including residents and developers, who got the plan to this stage. Now, the implementation can begin.
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Port Metro knocked for taking sledgehammer approach to land use Regional district fears potential industrialization by Jeff Nagel Black Press Metro Vancouver directors say a draft land-use plan drawn up by Port Metro Vancouver allows too much scope to eventually convert big chunks of farmland to industrial port uses. The plan, which is in the final stages of public consultations, aims to guide port decisions on the lands and waters under its jurisdiction for the next 15 to 20 years. It includes five special study areas—four in Richmond and one in Pitt Meadows—where Metrodesignated agricultural land could eventually be reconsidered for port use. The properties, including the Gilmore Farm bought in Richmond by the port five years ago without advising Metro, continue to be leased to farmers. But Metro politicians fear the port will ultimately override both Metro’s regional growth strategy and the province’s Agricultural Land Reserve. “We know it’s just a matter of time when they want to incorporate it as industrial land,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie told Metro’s transportation committee Wednesday. “It’s an outrageous situation where this federally-appointed group is coming in with a sledgehammer or an axe into city lands and deciding what the use is.” Metro wants the port to rule out non-agricultural uses of farmland and to discourage commercial de-
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New container terminal sidesteps city zoning rules Residents ‘shocked and devastated’ by change to riverside community by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A container terminal that recently began operating on riverfront land next to 275 homes in Riverport is not a permitted use under the land’s municipal zoning, The Richmond Review has learned. The property, at the east end of Steveston Highway, is steps away from the apartment buildings of Riverport Flats and Waterstone Pier. It had long been home to a vehicle import business, a permitted light industrial use,
Matthew Hoekstra photo Harbour Link is now operating a container terminal at the east end of Steveston Highway—across the street from a neighbourhood of apartments.
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trucks per day. Outdoor container storage isn’t permitted under municipal zoning. But zoning rules no longer apply to the site,
as Port Metro Vancouver—whose jurisdiction supersedes the city’s— bought it last year. A port official told the Review yesterday the operation is temporary. Harbour Link, which is operating the facility, has a one-year lease with Port Metro Vancouver, and is currently operating on a six-month permit, which lays out conditions for the business. Port spokesperson John Parker-Jervis said the port approved the permit “much quicker” than usual to deal with a backlog of containers at marine terminals caused by a labour dispute by truckers. See Page 10
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Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1. Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9108 (RZ 13-641596) Location/s: 4160 Garry Street Applicant/s: Penta Homes (Princess Lane) Ltd. Purpose: (1) T (1) To oa amend men me mend end nd d tthe th he e “Town “Tow “T Town wn Housing wn Housing Hou ousi ou sin (ZT35) (ZT3 35) – G ry St Ga Garry Street eett (S (St (Ste (Stevest (Steveston) (Steveston)” tevesstton)” t ) zone ne to to: o:: (a) revise (a) rev evise evis se tthe th he required rre equ eq uired ed mini minimum minimu i llot area to 1,015 ,015 015 m2; 015 m2; (b) introduce ntroduce t d ce trod eam mini minimum miinim iiniimum imum setbac setback settback bacck ko of 3.0 3.0 0 m to to Yoshid Yosh Yoshida Yos Y hida Court; C Co ou ou urt; r ; and an nd (c)) introdu introduce e a minimum minim inim mum in mum interior side yar yard setback off 2 2.0 0mo on th the h subject he ubjje ject ect sit site on only; and an and d (2) To o rezone re ezone 4160 416 4160 60 Garryy Street S ee Stree et ffrom frro om “Single om “S Detached ed (RS ed (RS1/E)” (R RS1/E)” RS1/E) /E E)” ” to to “Town “ “To “T Town ow ow wn n Hous H Ho Housing ou usin sing ng (Z ((ZT35) Z – Garry SStreet (Steveston)” (Steveston)”, to permit a development containing ﬁve (5) town houses, with vehicle access to Yoshida Court. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604.276.4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 9108
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Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 8932 (RZ 12-611497) Location/s: 11111 Williams Road Applicant/s: Kulwinder Sanghera Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Compact Single Detached (RC2)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create two (2) lots, with vehicle access to a rear lane. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604.276.4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8932
Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9015 (RZ 12-619835) Location/s: 7400, 7420 and 7440 Railway Avenue Applicant/s: 664525 B.C. Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)”, to permit development of fourteen (14) two-storey townhouse units. City Contact: Edwin Lee 604.276.4121 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 9015
Ofﬁcial Community Plan Bylaw 7100, Amendment Bylaw 9106 and Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9107 (RZ 12-605038) Location/s: 7120, 7140, 7160, 7180, 7200, 7220, 7240, and 7260 Bridge Street and 7211, 7231, and 7271 No. 4 Road Applicant/s: Yamamoto Architecture Inc. Purpose of Ofﬁcial Community Plan Bylaw 7100, Amendment Bylaw 9106: To re-designate the eastern 62 m of 7120, 7140, 7160, 7180, 7200, 7220, 7240 and 7260 Bridge Street from “Residential, Historic” to “Residential, 2 ½ Storeys” in the existing Land Use Map in Schedule 2.10D (McLennan South Sub-Area Plan), and to amend the existing Character Area Key Map in Schedule 2.10D (McLennan South Sub-Area Plan) for the same portion of the site from “Single Family” to “Townhouse 2 ½ Storeys”. Purpose of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9107: To create “Town Housing (ZT70) – South McLennan”, to rezone the eastern portions of 7120, 7140, 7160, 7180, 7200, 7220, 7240 and 7260 Bridge Street, and the lots at 7211, 7231 and 7271 No. 4 Road from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Town Housing (ZT70) – South McLennan”, and to rezone the western 28 metres of 7120, 7140, 7160, 7180, 7200, 7220, 7240 and 7260 Bridge Street from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (ZS14) – South McLennan (City Centre)”, to permit development of seven (7) single family lots fronting Bridge Street, and a 78-unit townhouse development on the balance of the site.
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City Contact: David Johnson 604.276.4193 Planning and Development Department BYLAWS 9106 AND 9107
Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9111 (RZ 13-643346) Location/s: 8400 General Currie Road and 7411/7431 St. Albans Road Applicant/s: Zhao XD Architect Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “High Density Townhouses (RTH2)”, to permit development of 12 three-storey townhouse units. City Contact: Edwin Lee 604.276.4121 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 9111
Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9112 (ZT 14-656053) Location/s: 10820 No. 5 Road Applicant/s: Townline Gardens Inc. Purpose: To amend the “Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU18) – The Gardens (Shellmont)” zone to waive the requirement for 5% of the total residential ﬂoor area as affordable housing units for the proposed 144 market rental housing units with a total gross ﬂoor area of 8,487.35 m² in Building D on Lot C located at 10820 No. 5 Road as part of Phase 2 for the Townline Gardens (DP 13-641796). City Contact: Brian Guzzi 604.276.4393 Planning and Development Department
Notice of Public Hearing continued on next page.
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Large-scale credit card factory busted by police 20,000 stolen credit card numbers found in local apartment by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Richmond Mounties have busted a large-scale credit card factory they believe is linked to Asian organized crime. On Tuesday, local RCMP announced the results of a March 21 search of a Richmond condo. Executing a search warrant, they seized two credit card embossing machines, a card printer, card skimming devices and many
forged credit cards. Also found were several computers and hard drives containing person identification including more than 20,000 credit card account numbers. “Police believe that forged credit cards from this factory have been used throughout Canada and even across the border in Washington State,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton. Charged with credit-card related offences is Alex Chih Sheng Chen. As the investigation continues, investigators said further charges are expected. Chen first entered Canada on a student visa, and has overstayed in the country by more than 10 years.
Immigration officials have been notified and are working with police investigators to determine if more charges will be laid. Chen was scheduled to appear in Richmond court on Tuesday morning. As a result of this investigation, by the Richmond RCMP Financial Crime Unit, police have been notifying financial institutions of the potentially compromised accounts. “At this point, it’s unclear how these credit card account numbers ended up in the credit card factory,” Ashton said. The public is urged to be vigilant when using their credit cards at stores, by protecting their PINs, personal identification numbers.
an international experience at home The English Language Institute is recruiting English-speaking families to host international students for August 2014. You must live within a 5-minute walk to transit to UBC and be willing to include students in daily family activities. Families receive $32 per night.
Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139 BYLAW 9112
Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9113 (ZT 13-650975) Location/s: 7117 Elmbridge Way Applicant/s: 0800705 B.C. Ltd. Purpose: To amend the “High Rise Apartment (ZHR7) – Lansdowne Village (City Centre)” zoning district to remove Section 22.214.171.124 (Other Regulations) in order to apply the deﬁnition of “live/work dwelling” under Section 3.4 (Use and Term Deﬁnitions) of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500. City Contact: John Hopkins 604.276.4279 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 9113
Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9129 (RZ 13-650300) Location/s: 9140 Dolphin Avenue Applicant/s: Raman Kooner Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/B)” to “Single Detached (RS2/K)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create two (2) lots. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604.276.4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 9129
How to obtain further information: • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City Website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/ agendas/hearings/2014.htm • At City Hall: Copies of the proposed bylaw, supporting staff and Committee reports and other background material, are also available for inspection at the Planning & Development Department at City Hall, between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except
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statutory holidays, commencing April 11, 2014 and ending April 22, 2014, or upon the conclusion of the hearing. • By Fax or Mail: Staff reports and the proposed bylaws may also be obtained by FAX or by standard mail, by calling 604.276.4007 between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing April 11, 2014 and ending April 22, 2014. Participating in the Public Hearing process: • The Public Hearing is open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by the proposed bylaw, you may make a presentation or submit written comments at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce by 4 pm on the date of the Public Hearing as follows: • By E-mail: using the on-line form at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/about.htm • By Standard Mail: 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce • By Fax: 604.278.5139, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce • Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/ council/hearings/about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 604.276.4007. • All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone. Michelle Jansson Acting Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce
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EDITORIAL: More NDP navel-gazing
ike Harcourt was probably too nice a guy to become premier of B.C., especially as the first leader of the NDP to win power after the fondlyremembered (by NDPers, at least) Dave Barrett government of 1972-1975. The Barrett government was the first NDP government ever to take power in B.C., after being in opposition as the CCF and NDP for almost 40 years. Harcourt led the party back to power after 16 years in the wilderness. He had earlier served as mayor of Vancouver. He styled himself “Moderate Mike,” a fairly accurate label, as he tended to try and make as many people happy as possible, and
not bash business quite as much as some of his colleagues were prone to do. However, he fell victim to the endless plotting that seems to be an integral part of the NDP’s DNA. Barrett had taken over after Tom Berger failed to win power in 1969, in an election the NDP were sure they could win. Barrett was then knifed by labour allies in his last year in power. Harcourt was under pressure over the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society, an NDP-controlled organization involved in many questionable financial moves. He had nothing to do with it, but the fact that it came out on his watch caused some of his cabinet, notably Moe Sihota, Joan Smallwood and Glen Clark, to go after him. Despite the shoddy way he was treated, he
remained a member of the NDP and campaigned frequently for the party. In January, he decided not to renew his membership, a fact made known earlier this week. It received a lot of media attention, not surprisingly, given the fact that he endorsed Adrian Dix’s campaign less than a year ago. Harcourt said the Kinder Morgan flip-flop, attack on Carole James’ leadership (do we detect a pattern here?) and NDP fight against the carbon tax in 2009 caused him to not bother paying his dues this year. Those are reasonable doubts, and his action will cause many within the NDP to ponder just where their party is headed, as it undergoes its second leadership campaign in three years. —Black Press
Digital wave is just beginning
B.C. Views Tom Fletcher
ave you got one of the new B.C. driver’s licences yet? By now most drivers have the one with the unsmiling black and white mug shot, to conform to passport standards so it could be used for border identification with the magnetic swipe strip on the back. About one million of us now have the newest version, with a credit-card style digital chip that proves your residence and eligibility for our famously “free” medical care. The motor vehicle office started issuing them about a year ago, as five-year licences expire. They replace the old “CareCard” that has no expiry date. Over the years there were more than nine million CareCards issued, twice the population of B.C., as people held onto their access to our defenseless, overworked medical system from wherever they moved to. Positive identification is only the start for this card. Each will be assigned a password that gives access to online medical records, so when patients show up at an ER, their eligibility is confirmed and any previous conditions or medications are accurately matched. (Note that medical information is not stored on the card, just an access code that goes with
Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Minister Andrew Wilkinson says the new digital driver’s licence may be used to make medical appointments, apply for a birth certificate or register to vote.
the password.) Patients will be able to call up their own files at home, book medical appointments and even renew prescriptions, which is where the efficiency comes in. In-person visits for routine prescription renewals are a cash cow for today’s doctors, generating guaranteed billings but often little or no health benefit. Most people will still think of it as a driver’s licence, but it’s intended as an all-purpose government ID. If you don’t drive, you are spared the $75 licence renewal fee, and within a couple of years the cards will start providing online access to a wide range of government services. Andrew Wilkinson, minis-
ter of technology, innovation and citizens’ services, says a public consultation has shown most people are comfortable using a system they already trust for their banking. By the end of 2015, Wilkinson says about two million people will have the new cards, roughly half of B.C.’s population. Application forms converted to online access will include student loans, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and even criminal record checks. All this will be costly to set up, but the savings from having customers do their own data entry are well known, as any banker or supermarket owner can tell you. “You can understand
that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,” Wilkinson said. “There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we have seen with Medical Services Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t
want a “smart phone,” just a phone. But they will also see their great-grandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become easier. • A correction to last week’s column on the Agricultural Land Commission. I erroneously said regional panel members were appointed from outside the region. They are local residents, and the new legislation formalizes a cabinet appointment process for them. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.com
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what kind of retail stores they would like to have in the project without any mention of a library or other community facility such as a museum. These feedback sheets have been used by Onni to say that the residents want retail stores. The rezoning process should be changed to have the city run the consultation process at the developer’s expense. The planning committee wants Building 5 to be devoted to a new Steveston Library with a low rent on the same basis as that of the Ironwood Library. They should hold out for that no matter how long the buildings sit vacant. The planning committee also wants a maritime museum in the project. The idea was rejected by Onni and city staff on the basis that there is not sufficient space. The Richmond Museum has approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of display space. Building 6 of Imperial Landing has more than 9,000 sq. ft. of space. Yes it would be a small museum, but there are lots of small museums
in the world that attract large numbers of visitors. It could be an educational Museum of River Ecology that explains what is happening in the waters off Steveston where the Fraser River meets the ocean. Rather than displaying large objects, the museum could consist of computerized displays showing real time data on the marine environment. Few residents know that there is an underwater observatory off Richmond, maintained by the University of Victoria, that transmits real time data from a number of marine science sensors. Have a look at: www. oceannetworks.ca/ introduction-fraser-delta. This research could be explained including why it is important to us, such as earthquake prediction. There could also be displays explaining the ship traffic that passes right by Imperial Landing including fishing vessels, commercial freighters and coast guard patrol boats. Large vessels carry satellite transponders, just like aircraft, that give their position, speed, compass
heading and destination. This information is displayed on interactive maps where you can click on the marker for a ship and find out all about it. See www.vesselfinder. com/ or http://www. marinetraffic.com/en/ and zoom in on the map to Steveston to see how it works. Information could be added on Steveston based vessels that introduce you to the crew and what they do. Some of the smaller Steveston fishing vessels could be subsidized to install transponders, a major safety enhancement for them quite apart from the benefit to the museum. Such a museum is not just for tourists; it could also attract Richmond residents by addressing local issues such as presenting both sides of the controversy over what sorts of cargo should be allowed to pass by its door, including jet fuel and coal, so that residents can educate themselves on managing their environment. The operating costs of the museum could be financed by the shipping
industry. For example, many of the vessels passing by Imperial Landing belong to Seaspan whose North Vancouver shipyard has recently received an $8 billion dollar shipbuilding contract from the federal government. John Roston Steveston
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Editor: Kudos to the City of Richmond planning committee for repeatedly rejecting the rezoning requests for the Onni Imperial Landing buildings. The councillors are insisting that the project provide a real benefit for Steveston residents and not just a lot of cash for Onni. The rezoning process has shown the critical flaw of leaving it to Onni to run the consultations with Steveston residents. The original consultations were in a public meeting format where one of the residents stood up and suggested that one of the buildings be allocated to a new Steveston library. The idea received wide support from those attending. This feedback was never submitted to the city. Instead Onni waited a year and came up with a different consultation format that excluded public discussion and restricted residents to one-on-one conversations with Onni salespersons. Residents were then handed feedback sheets that asked
Onni project must provide a real benefit to residents
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Columbo hits Florida?
(Seniors v. Crime reaches 25-year milestone) A story of interest appeared in the Palm Beach Post earlier this week. In 1989, the Florida Attorney General launched a program that became known as the “Florida’s Seniors vs. Crime Program.” It has since grown from 300 to more than 2,000 volunteers, and this month celebrates its 25th anniversary! The volunteers, called “senior sleuths,” fight crime and protect other seniors from scams and fraud. They assist investigators by reporting questionable solicitations, high pressure sales tactics and false advertising. In 2013, the sleuths helped recover $2.7 million for seniors who were victims of deceptive and unfair trade practices. They also helped resolve a case that resulted in a payout of $1.4 million to a person who had been trying to recover the money for years. The sleuths also helped police officers lead to 21 arrests. All in all, they have helped 5,145 Florida seniors. The program now has 40 offices and 6 branches across Florida. To become a “senior sleuth” you must be over 50, with a clean criminal history! This story is an inspiration. And although it is not clear if similar organizations exist across North America, the concept is not only exciting but also useful. I hope one day we will have as large an organization working here in British Columbia.
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From Page 5 “It is a push to get our supply chain back to normal after that disruption. There has been quite an effect on our ability to meet our requirements to facilitate Canada’s trade. We’re really doing everything we can to get that back to normal, and this is a temporary measure to help with that.” Parker-Jervis said Port Metro has placed conditions on Harbour Link to ease impacts on the neighbourhood. Trucks must only queue on the site, not adjacent roads, containers can only be stacked to a maximum of three-high, and a maximum of 150 transactions per day are permitted. “This work will allow the terminal operators and the logistics providers, and really the gateway as a whole, to return the supply back to normal. But it will take a few months.” The operation set up in five days, blindsiding residents. “As owners and permanent residents at Waterstone Pier we are shocked and devastated by the unwelcome changes to our neighbourhood,”said Mike and Wendy Graham, in an e-mail to The Review, saying the business has caused their property value to plummet “overnight.”
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The Grahams said there should have been consultation with the neighbourhood. “Not only do we have to look at unsightly containers blocking our view of the river but our traffic is constantly congested in both east and west directions on Steveston Highway with trucks which at times are lined up eight in a row filling the whole road.” Fellow Waterstone resident Karen Hadman said she was shocked to return to her condo after two weeks away to see containers across the street piled three-high, along with a long line of trucks. “The only thing worse I can imagine would be a garbage dump,” she said. Directly across the street is Riverport Flats, a two-building apartment development still in the process of renting out newly-finished units. Project manager Max Kerr said “we approached them to let them know we were concerned on how their activities might impact their neighbours.” “They said they will do their best to mitigate the impacts on the adjoining residential community. We all exist on the working waterfront
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where we know recreation, industry and residential all coexist,” he said. “We are hopeful our new neighbours will understand that and act accordingly.” As part of the original rezoning for the homes in the neighbourhood, the city required the builder to construct the units to withstand expected industrial noise. A covenant was registered against the properties to ensure the building standards were met, and to notify residents of nearby industrial, commercial and rail operations. But this new level of industrial use wasn’t expected. And despite the port being exempt from municipal zoning rules, Townsend said the port’s own draft land use plan acknowledges the need to be sensitive to environmental issues that impact on its neighbours. “We would certainly want to work with the port so that concerns are addressed,” he said. In an interview this week, Waterstone resident Alan Slater wasn’t optimistic neighbours would be heard. Said Slater: “I don’t see any solutions honestly, because I think the port will do exactly what they want to do.”
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Theatre Kingston and Queen’s University (two of John’s creative stomping grounds) provided workshops, play readings, and opportunities for public feedback. And when the script arrived on Jovanni Sy’s desk at Gateway, he entrusted director Natasha Nadir to finesse the script with John during the summer of 2013—getting it show-ready for the 2014 production. To see The Grandkid all grown up, book your tickets at gatewaytheatre.com.
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Nite of Hope to give Richmond Hospital a boost A message of hope was delivered in elegant fashion this week, as the annual Nite of Hope gala came to Richmond Tuesday. Staged at River Rock Show Theatre, the evening featured dinner, a fashion show and silent auction—all in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, B.C. and Yukon chapter, while raising awareness of the devastating effects of breast cancer. It also was a night to lend encouragement to survivors. Bif Naked did just that in a moving keynote address and performance. The musical performer, known as Canada’s Queen of Punk, is also a breast cancer survivor. Fred Lee served as emcee for the evening. Proceeds from this year’s event—the 16th annual—will assist in the purchase of a new ultrasound unit at Richmond Hospital’s breast screening centre. Nite of Hope had its beginnings with Judi Miller Knapp, who 20 years ago began a small fundraiser for breast cancer research. A few years later the Nite of Hope gala was born. It was a way for Knapp, who has lost her mother and sisterin-law to the disease, to fight back. — Matthew Hoekstra
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We are honoured and humbled to be recognized as the #1 airport in North America for the ﬁfth year in a row by the Skytrax World Airport Awards, the global benchmark of airport excellence. Thank you! Skytrax rankings are based on more than 12 million passenger surveys conducted in airports around the world on 39 different elements of the airport experience. This award represents much more than a #1 ranking. It is a tribute to the 24,000 people who work at YVR, our volunteers, business partners, customers and passengers who make YVR an economic driver, jobs creator and an airport that every British Columbian can be proud to call their own. Thank you for your continued support.
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by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Students from Kathleen McNeely Elementary earned themselves an A+ from trustees at Monday’s school board meeting. The group of Grade 6 students in the school’s Late French Immersion program, made an impassioned speech, and convinced trustees that they should be grandfathered from a decision to cancel the school’s language immersion program. “We’re just so proud of our students,” said Richmond school board chair Donna Sargent. Trustees were faced with two options presented by staff, who wrote in a report that the school’s Late French Immersion program has been struggling to sign up students for years. Only between a half dozen and a dozen students have selected the program at McNeely as their first choice over the past three years, the report by assistant superintendent Lynn Archer said. “Maintaining an LFI program at McNeely Elementary is not financially sustainable given the average class size of 10 students,” the report said. Shutting down the program immediately stood to save the district about $100,000.
But Sargent said trustees took the message from students to heart, and opted to keep the upcoming Grade 7 class in place at McNeely, rather than shuffling them over to Mitchell elementary, at No. 5 and Cambie roads. The prospect of moving to Mitchell for Grade 7, and then relocating once again to another school for high school, was just too much, the students said, according to Sargent. One parent, who contacted The Review last month but asked that her name not be published, said when she signed up her child, she was told by school officials that the Late French Immersion program would be a fiveyear commitment. The prospect of having the rug pulled out from under them was unacceptable, she said. She also feared that McNeely students would lose some of their confidence if merged with Early French Immersion students from Mitchell, who are at “different levels of their ability.” “If they didn’t intend to finish it, they shouldn’t have run it,” she said, adding that what was phasedin should be similarly phased-out. Asked why the Late French Immersion program had difficulty gaining traction at McNeely, Sargent said the decision to sign up for the program is made largely by students, rather than their parents, who call the shots for the Early French Immersion program. Sargent said it could
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Impala leaps impressively to the top contemporary style favoured by The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the many competitors. Its lines actubest domestic sedan ever, really? ally lean closer towards classy, That was the question front of rather than sporty. mind when I heard such a boast Let’s open the driver’s door. As its from a General Motors execuoutward appearance suggests, tive recently. Well, he’s paid to it is roomy inside with Business say that, I thought, but then he Class legroom in the rear! And the backed up the assertion with business class theme continues something that surprised me more. After spending a with the use of quality materials throughout. The hypercritical Consumer ReControls are logically placed ports organization had just given week in an Impala, I have to admit it and easy to operate with one the full-size sedan a 95-point score: No other domestic car had softened my cynicism exception. The standard infotainment system, which features an ever topped the sedans ratings to the point of almost eight-inch touch screen, is not in 20 years of rating cars by buying the hype. nearly as intuitive as I would like. bothsegment and style. And, just I would need to spend an hour to offer a bit more perspective to Keith Morgan with the manual to get it to perthis remarkable score: the fourform for me. The reason I don’t door was just behind the expendo that ahead of time is because I want to test sive Tesla Model S ultra-luxury hatchback with these systems against my iPad/iPod. Apple is 99 points and the BMW 1 Series coupe at 97. the benchmark. Get over it, guys! Mimic Apple After spending a week in an Impala, I have rather than try to reinvent the wheel and come to admit it softened my cynicism to the point up with a pale imitation. There’s a nifty secuof almost buying the hype. Explanation of my rity feature offered though that I must praise. continued reservations to follow. The screen emerges from the dash, revealing It wouldn’t take much imagination for designers a small storage bin that can be secured with a to turn out a more handsome Impala than its four-digit code. predecessor. But this long-looking car manages Let’s roll. The tester was equipped with a to look sharp and streamlined but not so overly 3.6-litre V6 DI with FlexFuel capability, including aggressive in stance, which is more often the
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Thank goodness, the stolen vehicle was behind me. Did I feel bad? Yes. Does it make me a bad person for selling a stolen vehicle? Probably. But to outsiders, my life hasn’t changed. I’m still the same old Walt. Oh, if they only knew. I was on a roll. To my disbelief, I’d sold seven cars already. I guess you could say it was a part of me now – I “flip” cars on the side. And, I was branching out – with a truck and camper. The truck had been rebuilt. It was roadworthy again. I even had the inspection records to prove it. And the camper? That was marketing genius. When I put it up for sale, I fibbed. But only a little bit. “Truck for sale. Fixed after fender bender, looks new. Includes camper. It’s been in an accident, so I’m selling both for a low price. Great for family adventures. Call if interested.” Shortly after, I got a call. The man had a distinct, charming accent. He asked me what a “fender bender” was. I explained that it was a small accident. He seemed pleased and asked to meet me the next day. I assumed he was relatively new to the country, so I thought this would be an easy sale. Boy was I wrong! He’d gone to “new immigrant” welcome classes, where they shared information about life in Canada. I think this was where he developed an interest in camping Canadian style. He knew all the right questions to ask. But, I
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Dear Reader: After I get this off my chest, I am going to feel a whole lot better but I doubt you will. For it is my hope that you will be mad as hell and want to tell. We will get to that later so bear with me. I have been writing about cars, driving, and traffic safety for more than 25 years. I got into by accident, no pun intended. I had been covering the often-grisly crime beat for some years when the late Vancouver Police Supt. John Lucy told me in the late ’80s that he was transferring to the traffic division. I blanched. This guy had set up the strike force and dealt with vice in the big city. “You want blood and guts, Morgan, come and talk to me in traffic,” he said dramatically. Simple math reveals that in order to shave even five minutes off a typical commute you have to exceed the speed limit excessively and run some very late reds. That kind of driving drives me crazy and now we get to the nub of this column. Telling you what sends me off the edge is
a form of therapy that invariably evolves into group therapy. Five things that drive me nuts, a short putt I know. 1. Those who either won’t move more than their front wheels into an intersection on a green light or remain behind the line. 2. Drivers who let cars stack up behind them because they want to make a left over a solid white centre line. 3. Weaver birds who race down the curb lane then cut into traffic when they near a parked car. 4. Impatient folks who try to swing around you dangerously as you proceed to park at the curbside. 5. People who signal a left as the light changes to green . . . . That last example makes me want to ram the offender through the intersection. Many more manouevres needle me. However, I’ll get off the couch now because I think I may have got you riled enough to share your road rage. What Drives U Crazy? – Tell me. You will feel much better for having done so. I promise. firstname.lastname@example.org
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For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof.† Until December 2, 2013, receive $500/ $750/ $1,000/ $1,250/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $2,750/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $3,750/ $4,000/ $4,250/ $4,500/ $4,750/ $5,500/ $5,750/ $6,500/$6,750/ $8,000/ $8,250/ $8,500/ $9,250/ $10,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2014 [Escape (excluding2.0L)] /2014 [TaurusSE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)] /2013 [Fiesta SE5 Door], 2014 [Focus BEV, Fiesta SE 5 Door, Escape 2.0L, Transit Connect (excluding Electric), E Series] /2013 C-Max/ 2013 [Focus S, Escape S, E Series] /2013 [Fusion S], 2014 [Mustang V6 Coupe] /2013 [Fiesta S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Edge AWD (excluding SE), F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader), 2013 and 2014 F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs] /2013 [Explorer Base] /2014 [Taurus (excluding SE)] /2013 [Fiesta (excluding S), Fusion (excluding S) /2013 [Edge FWD (excluding SE)] /2013 [Focus (excluding S and BEV), Flex] /2013 [Mustang V6 Premium, Explorer (excluding Base)], 2014 Mustang [V6 Premium] /2013 [Taurus SE, Escape 1.6L, Transit Connect (excluding Electric)] /2014 [Mustang GT] /2013 [Escape 2.0L] /2013 [MustangGT] /2013 [Expedition] /2013 [Taurus (excluding SE)] ,2014 [F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)] /2014 [F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)- Gas Engine] /2014 [F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew] /2013 [Focus BEV] /2013 [F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)] /2013 [F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)- Gas Engine], 2014 [F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)- Diesel Engine] /2013 [F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew] /2013 [F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)- Diesel Engine]- all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2014 Focus S Sedan/ 2014 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package /2014 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/ 2013 F-150 SuperCab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/ 2013 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $17,449/ $21,099/ $25,699/ $28,999/ $31,449 after Manufacturer Rebate of $0/ $0/ $500 /$9,250/ $9,250 is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/ $1,650/ $1,700/ $1,750/ $1,750 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until December 2, 2013, receive 0.99%/ 0.99%/ 2.49%/ 4.49%/ 4.49% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2014 Focus S Sedan/ 2014 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package/ 2014 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/ 2013 F-150 SuperCab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/ 2013 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 84/ 84/ 84/ 72/ 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $215/ $260/ $334/ $460/ $499 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/ $120/ $154/ $212/ $230 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. 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Behind the wheel of Subaru’s famed sedan of the fourth generation STI was to create a vehicle Ojai, CA. - Four-time World that behaves as the drivers Rally Champion, Tommi expects it to. Mäkinen, is behind the Mission accomplished. wheel of the 2015 Subaru Though I didn’t even WRX STI at Buttonwillow come close to Tommi’s Raceway Park in the middle performance, that wasn’t The ease and of nowhere, California. my goal. I’m riding shotgun along effortlessness in The goal was to experiwith two others in the back. which he wrangles ence first-hand how docile The ease and effortlessthe 305 turbocharged yet potent Subaru’s famed ness in which he wrangles sedan took to the high horses of the Subaru speeds and corners of the the 305 turbocharged horses of the Subaru via the via the 6-speed club track. 6-speed manual gearbox I had no desire to hand manual gearbox is is really no surprise. After the keys over to my colreally no surprise. all, he’s not a champion leagues as they eagerly Alexandra Straub because he looks good anticipated their time in the doing it. Rally Blue beauty. So, if the pro can make it It would be sacrilege if I look and feel as perfect as a summer’s day, I didn’t insert some technical jargon into the should be able to as well, right? reasoning why the STI scored big points on I slip into the captain’s chair of the STI the road test. Without getting too deep into —without Tommi in the car, thank goodthe engineering, here are the top three takeness—and take to the 3.1-mile track. home points of this incredible vehicle. Prior to the hot laps, I had driven the One: the increased use of high-strength outgoing 2014 Subaru STI on the same steel makes for a stiffer and stronger body, course. I’d be back-to-back testing these and decreases its tendency to twist and all-wheel drive machines to see how the en- bend in corners. The result? A more predictgineering prowess has, yet again, continued able handling sedan that isn’t easily irked to make a vehicle with a cult-like following and stays firmly planted to the ground. even better. Furthermore, the 2015 STI achieves 16 Rewind a few hours to the start-of-thepercent less body roll than before. day’s press conference. Two: You have the practicality of added Masuo Takatsu, WRX STI Project general dimensions. There is 25mm added to wheelmanager, mentioned the modus operandi base, there is 900mm more legroom in back by Alexandra Straub
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI in the middle of nowhere, California. and you get 20L more cargo space (from 320L to 340L.) Three: The Base WRX and STI don’t have a rear spoiler. The Sport and Sport-tech WRX has a trunk lip spoiler and the corresponding STI trims have the “table for six” or very large spoiler! Perhaps it’s also sacrilege to not put the emphasis of this review on the design and engineering of this new generation of STI. After all, it has been reimagined on both the inside and out. But anyone who knows the vehicle is aware that it is in a class of its own, with few competitors that can come close to the
torque and also the choice of a manual or a Sport Lineartronic transmission (a CVT with 8 virtual gears; similar to that found on the new Forester but tailored specifically to the WRX.) It too has the dynamism and pedigree to impress on the road and track. Performance, good times, outstanding engineering and hot colours equate to the new 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI. World Rally Champion driver not included. The 2015 WRX has a starting MSRP of $29,995 whereas the WRX STI has a starting MSRP of $37,995. Alexandra.email@example.com
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Cabinet minister to model at Kwantlen fashion show Stephanie Cadieux to help model clothing line for women in wheelchairs Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux will be modelling a Kwantlen Polytechnic University student’s designs for women in wheelchairs at the university’s annual graduate fashion show, held at the River Rock Casino on April 24. For Kaylyn MacKenzie’s final project as a fourth-year KPU fashion design student, she set out to challenge the idea that adaptive apparel has to be out of style. Her designs—which will be modelled in three back-to-back shows by Cadieux and her friends Kirsten Sharp, peer program coordinator for Spinal Cord Injury BC, and Teri Thorson, Rick Hansen Foundation ambassador—are based on the principle that disability has no limitations. “With so few options for clothing that are up-to-date for those with disability, I decided to make my niche market female wheelchair users. Vancouver is very accommodating to those that live with occupational barriers in life, yet the only clothing lines available to those with disability are aimed at
a mature market,” says MacKenzie, who believes that the ability to extend one’s personality through fashion should be available to everyone, in every situation. Along with her peers in KPU’s fashion, design and technology program, MacKenzie was required to extensively research market demands, needs and niches in order to create her final collection. To develop YOU, MacKenzie met with Cadieux. “Kaylyn really understands the unique challenges in finding clothes that work well and are comfortable when seated and wheeling,” says Cadieux. MacKenzie’s inspiration for YOU came from her experience working with disabilities ranging from autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and bariatric persons. “This is clothing that takes me into consideration,” says Thorson. Sharp adds: “We’ve all heard the term ‘form and function’; Kaylyn brings this to a whole new level for the seated individual, while staying up to date with current fashion.” “People need to realize that, for example, a wheelchair is only an extension of who that person is: it doesn’t make them who they are. Those without a disability need to look beyond what we like to think is a barrier. People with disabilities live every day the same as you and I,” says MacKenzie.
Maria Koehn photo Stephanie Cadieux (left), Kirsten Sharp (centre) and Teri Thorson will be modelling budding designer Kaylyn MacKenzie’s line YOU at The Show on April 24.
The Show The Show, presented by Tamoda Apparel, will showcase 37 emerging designers, each with a unique fashion line. The runway outfits range in style and audience, with fashions for men, women, children and tweens; athletics, travellers and professionals. The Show will
feature lingerie, lounge-wear, beach-wear, and outer-wear for the street and for motorcyclists, as well as fashionable clothing designed specifically for people in wheelchairs, the eco-conscious and those preparing for the zombie apocalypse. The students—who are organizing the event in collaboration
with other students, KPU faculty and staff, and industry experts— will display their garments in three back-to-back shows on April 24 at the River Rock Casino and Show Theatre in Richmond. Tickets for The Show start at $18. For more information about the event, visit: kpu.ca/ theshow2014.
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ne of Lewisporte, Newfoundland’s own is next to perform at the Steveston Folk Guild. Lorne Warr, who hails from an East Coast town with a present population of 3,312, is a singersongwriter who tells stories of the human experience. He draws inspiration from Newfoundland folklore, life on the road, the birth of a daughter, schooners and working the high steel in New York. His April 17 show at Britannia Shipyards promises to take the audience on a far-reaching journey brought together with a foot-stomping jig. Warr now lives far from his first home—a 7,000-kilometre journey away—on Bowen Island in Howe Sound. But he’s planning to move back to his home province later this spring. His upbringing was one of music and folklore, listening to his grandmother’s button accordion and his father’s stories of ghost ships and pirates. Those formative experiences helped mould him into the storyteller he is today. He moved away from the small town of his youth to attend Memorial University in St. John’s. As a musician, he explored many musical genres—from rock to solo classical guitar, and folk to “painfully esoteric jazz,” according to a biography posted on his website. He also spent much of his free
Singer-songwriter Lorne Warr’s solo album includes stories such as his grandfather leaving Newfoundland to work on New York’s skyscrapers.
time writing for stage and radio. Warr moved to Vancouver in search of adventure, and formed the Celtic quartet the Streels. The band toured Western Canada, opening for bands like Doug and the Slugs, and Trooper. More recently, Warr put together a solo album with songs that are mostly personal stories, including an almost forgotten family story about his grandfather leaving Newfoundland to work on New York skyscrapers. Other tales on Halfway up the Stairs include living on the road and missing the person he loves, and watching his six-month-old daughter asleep in her crib.
Sounds of guitar, harmonica, mandolin, button accordion, organ, bass guitar and percussion are all played by Warr on the album. Warr said Wednesday he recently returned from the East Coast Music Awards, which nominated his album for Roots/ Traditional Solo Recording of the Year. Although not crowned the winner, the nomination was nonetheless “quite an honour,” he said. Showtime for his April 17 Steveston show is 7:30 p.m. at the Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets, $8, at the door.
Farmers market announces new market manager Henry Pietraszek is the new market manager of the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market. Pietraszek says he’s eager to begin working with the dynamic group of farmers, artists, chefs and entrepreneurs showcased at the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market, along with the many volunteers dedicated to its success. He brings more than 25 years of business experience to the market
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Photographer captures beauty of nature Richmond artist’s work on display at Richmond City Hall by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
visually stunning photography exhibition from Richmond artist Joyce Hu continues at Richmond City Hall until April 22. The display of vibrant floral images is titled In Full Bloom, and is on display in the hall’s galleria as an outreach exhibition from Richmond Art Gallery. Hu studied visual design with renowned Canadian nature photographer and writer Freeman Patterson in 2002, and has also studied photography at Langara College. Her prints have since been exhibited in Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco and Hong Kong. In her artist statement, Hu says she uses the camera to capture the feeling and mood that the subject matter evokes. She says her passion is to imaginatively convey the magnificence of nature from behind the lens, and that sharing the beauty of nature is her way
Photographer Joyce Hu’s work is on display inside Richmond City Hall.
to inspire people to care about the environment. “I photograph forests and flowers using camera movement and multiple exposures to create sensuous subjective images that are dream-like, and which arouse positive emotions in the viewer,” she states. The objects in her camera’s frame are not themselves visually important—it’s the
colour, shape, texture and light. “To use this vocabulary in visual language, I transform common ﬂowers into surreal and mystical images. I would like to share with the viewers how I see and feel behind the lens.” The work of Hu, who also teaches photography workshops and leads seminars, can be seen at Richmond City Hall during regular business hours.
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Big book sale this weekend Thompson will host semi-annual sale from library volunteers by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A truckload of used books is destined for Thompson Community Centre, which this weekend will host the Friends of the Richmond Public Library’s semi-annual book sale. The Whale of a Book Sale is the most popular event staged by the Friends of the Richmond Public Library. Hundreds of boxes filled with fiction and non-fiction titles—an estimated 20,000 books in all—will be available. Fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, Chi-
nese-language books and thousands of children’s books are just some of the available offerings. And with most titles priced at a loonie or toonie, the book sales also make low-cost reading available to everyone. Many of the books are donations and are in new condition. Book sales are key functions of the Friends, a volunteer group of library advocates and supporters formed over 40 years ago. The group hosts two big sales a year—in April and October, each preceded by a mini-sale. Each sales event raises approximately $10,000, which is donated to the library for new books and equipment. The sale takes place Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave.
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Richmond artist’s work explores cultural conflict Kwantlen Polytechnic University student Charis Au has turned the cultural conflict she experienced growing up in Richmond into a work of art. Au, who graduated from the old Steveston Secondary, is contributing three pieces of art to Kwantlen’s 2014 fine arts grad exhibit, titled Ninety-Seven Days to represent the length of a university semester. The exhibit takes place April 11 to 13 at KPU’s campus in Cloverdale. “My work explores the culture that I grew up in. Being a Chinese-Canadian, I grew up with two very distinctive cultures,” says Au. “The conflicts that I experience due to that is showcased in my work.” Au says her pieces were inspired by the struggles she encountered as a Chinese Canadian over the years and how they influence her life today. “I try to resolve the unease I feel through my artwork.” Ninety-Seven Days will feature a variety of artwork from self-portraits
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and digital filmmaking to technology-integrated practices. Au is one of 13 artists in the exhibition, which will examine the themes of ambiguity, isolation, meditative journeys, fading memories, mutations and lost stories. A recurring theme throughout NinetySeven Days is the essence of time—how it is valued, manipulated and exploited. The 13 artists were called upon to create,
manipulate and explore themselves and the world around them, and ultimately, tell stories through works of art. These artistic creations will call attention to pop-culture, technology, self-exploration, survival and liberation. “I hope my art would inspire others that had the same type of struggles as me in a cultural sense,” Au says. “I think there is still a lot to talk about in how different cultures work
together but also clash sometimes.” “Although I realize that not everyone has the same exact cultures I grew up with, I hope they would identify the feelings of being different with me.” Ninety-Seven Days takes place April 11 to 13 at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale campus, 5500 180th St., Cloverdale. For more information, visit www.kpu.ca/ arts/fine-arts.
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Vorster realizing her goals Elite hockey prospect Courtney Vorster on fast track toward national team dream by Don Fennell Sports Editor Courtney Vorster relishes the rare opportunity to simply sit in front of the TV and wind down. She also enjoys going to the park with her brothers, playing soccer with her dad and participating in family bike rides. But widely considered the best 13-year-old female hockey player in the province doesn’t come without sacrifice. And while the Richmond teen isn’t complaining, time to chill isn’t a luxury she’s frequently afforded. “I do not do other sports as my training and schedule is very full,” says Vorster, who as a Grade 8 student is enrolled in the hockey academy at South Delta Secondary School where she maintains a straight-A average. Vorster began the 2013-14 season playing for the Seafair Islanders Bantam AAA boys’ team, but following the recent conclusion of their season joined the Fraser Valley Phantom of the BC Hockey female Midget AAA club. Last weekend, she scored a goal and helped to set up two others as the Phantom outscored the West Coast Avalanche in the provincial semifinals. Then, because of BC Hockey affiliate player rules, she was forced to sit out the final but cheered on fellow Richmondite Jodi Gentile as she helped to guide the Phantom the their third consecutive B.C. title and a berth in the Esso Cup national championship to be played in Stoney Creek, Ont. beginning April. 20. With no affiliate player rules in effect at nationals, Vorster is anxious to play an integral role for coach Dean Read’s team. This had already been a rewarding season for Vorster, who as an Islander competed at the highest level of boys’ hockey. The team enjoyed success in several tournaments and after placing third overall in league play won the President’s League banner for Flight 1.
“Personality-wise she’s very quiet, but skill-wise is easily a top-four if not top-three player on defence,” says Russ Weber, who coached the 201314 Seafair Bantam AAA team. “She’s very smart and toward the end of the season we had her playing powerplay and penalty killing. We taught her stuff like how as a smaller d-man to take on a bigger forward, like you see a lot of in the NHL, and learning to front pucks and stick check. She adapted very well to them all. She reads the play quickly and has a very good understanding of the game.” Weber said it was a pleasure to coach Vorster, who never fails to work hard. Ian Gallagher, who heads up the South Delta Hockey Academy, is equally complimentary. “Courtney is a special person and a fabulous athlete. She has a bright future,” says Gallagher. “She’s certainly putting the time into developing her game and while there’s certainly an innate ability, that time spent is going to be rewarded. Her composure, first pass and compete level, along with a very high IQ, is a good combination to have.” Vorster, who started playing boys’ hockey when she was four years old—”I wanted to play because I watched my older brothers and it looked like fun”—also represented Western Canada at last summer’s World Selects invite in both the male tournament held in Bozano, Italy and the female tournament in Stockholm, Sweden. She was also instrumental in the Fraser River Delta under-16 female team winning silver at the BC Winter Games in February. Tony Lindsay, who coached the Fraser River Delta team, gushes about Vorster’s potential. “She is a phenomenal player,” says Lindsay, who adds she may have even been one of the top two d-men on a very good Seafair boys’ team—as a first-year Bantam. See Page 30
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game slows down and it does for Courtney. She’s always in control and always makes a great first pass. And she always seems to have an innate ability to get herself out of trouble.” During the gold medal game at the BC Winter Games, the puck was dumped into Vorster’s corner and as she went to retrieve it three players converged on her. But to the amazement of most, including Lindsay, Vorster was able to make three quick moves in a tight space, leave three elite players standing still, and get the puck out of danger. “Her anticipation is incredible,” continues Lindsay. “You soon realize that every time she’s on the ice she controls the game. It’s a very unique quality. I hesitate to say it’s a natural ability only because it doesn’t give
“You soon realize that every time she’s on the ice she controls the game. It’s a very unique quality. I hesitate to say it’s a natural ability only because it doesn’t give the proper acknowledgement of the work she puts in.” — Tony Lindsay the proper acknowledgment to the work she puts in.” Like her favourite player, Catherine Ward of the Canadian national women’s hockey team, Vorster is an excellent skater with seemingly equally proficient offensive and defensive skills. And like Ward, who realized her ambition, her longterm goal is to play for the national team and get a scholarship to a top university. Ward established herself as a star blueliner at McGill in 2008-09 and later played one season
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player of the year for the Western Canadian select boys’ team at the World Selects. And going to nationals with the Phantom will be an unbelievable experience. All the players have been extremely welcoming and the coaches have been awesome. I knew of Jodi Gentile before I went (to provincials) and though some things are different, even with the big age difference I feel they treat me the same as everyone else. But I like talking with them about graduating and going to university, even though I am still only in Grade 8.” So while she continues to make what most see as sacrifices in pursuit of her hockey dreams, Vorster sees it differently. “I just love being on the ice and not having to worry about anything else in life for that period of time,” she says.
Kidd is All Canadian Richmond’s Jennifer Kidd has wrapped up her college women’s soccer career in style. On the heels of her final season with University of B.C. Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team, the human kinetics student was selected an Academic All Canadian by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. It was Kidd’s second consecutive All Canadian Award. Kidd is a graduate of R.A. McMath Secondary School.
Stecher, mates in Frozen Four Richmond’s Troy Stecher, who last season captained Penticton Vees of the BC Junior Hockey League, is enjoying a great rookie season in the NCAA. Stecher and his University of North Dakota team will play for the U.S. colleges Division 1 title this weekend in Philadelphia. The Frozen Four will be telecast on TSN2 through Sunday.
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Dekker selected to Junior Pan Pacific team best·i·mo·nial
by Don Fennell Sports Editor Nicolaas Dekker seems destined to be the latest Richmond swimmer to join Canada’s next wave of emerging stars. Following fellow Richmondites Noemie Thomas and Luke Reilly of the Pacific Dolphins who are already standing tall on the national scene, Dekker— an 18-year-old member of the Richmond Rapids Swim Club—has earned a spot on the Canadian Junior Pan Pacific championships team after his recent standout performance at Canadian senior nationals. The Junior Pan Pacific Championships make up some of the best 18-and-under swimmers from Canada, Japan, Australia, and the U.S. The meet, which runs on non-Olympic and non-world championship years, will be held in Maui, Hawaii in August. “I am really excited to be a part of the team and represent Canada,” said Dekker. “Making this team is an important stepping stone for the pursuit of my long-term goals.” Dekker was selected for the team primary due to his performances in the butterfly events, which increased in strength and ranking as the meet progressed, suggested Rapids’ head assistant coach Drew McClure. Last Wednesday at the nationals in Victoria, Dekker was scratched into finals for the 50-metre butterfly, improving his initial 18th-place and finishing 13th overall in the event. This was his first-ever senior national final swim, but not the last of the weekend. “My biggest goal for the meet was to make a final. This was my fifth senior national level competition and getting a second swim was something I did not achieve in the previous four,” said Dekker. Two days later, Dekker earned his top-16 spot in the morning for the 100-metre butterfly, winning the B final in 54.83 seconds—1.39 seconds faster than his
“I am really excited to be a part of the team and represent Canada. Making this team is an important stepping stone for the pursuit of my long-term goals.” — Nicolaas Dekker
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school experience at St. George’s. “As soon as I visited McMaster, I felt the community strength immediately, so to be a part of the community is something I am most excited about,” said the swimmer. While at university, de Costa is looking to improve himself on a broad spectrum. In the pool, he’s looking to build adaptability, technical proficiency, and overall fitness. In a more global sense, he sees going to university as an opportunity increase his life experience in both size and scope, and not only as an athlete. His main goal? “Really, just have a great experience in university.” de Costa starts at McMaster next fall. He hopes to major in psychology.
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Record field entered in Mainland curling finals B.C. Club Challenge begins today by Don Fennell Sports Editor The Richmond Curling Centre has a well-earned reputation for its hospitality. But for this weekend at least, two of its teams might want to rein that in a littleâ€”at least on the ice. Both the Karen Host and Keith Switzer rinks are participating in the Mainland final of the B.C. Club Challenge beginning today (Friday) at the Richmond club. Both teams will be attempting to land one of the three remaining berths up for grabs in each of the womenâ€™s and menâ€™s divisions at next weekâ€™s Pacific International Cup which begins Wednesday, also in Richmond. The top Mainland teams will join peers from around the province who earlier won
their respective regional playdowns. This year, a record 19 menâ€™s teams and 17 womenâ€™s teams will participate in the three-day Mainland playdowns. The Mainland zone is one of six designated regions in the province. â€œThe only Mainland zone clubs not participating are Arbutus and Gibsons,â€? said Jim Mann, provincial chair and co-ordinator of the B.C. Club Challenge he launched in 1999. â€œEvery other curling club has entered at least one menâ€™s or womenâ€™s team, representing over a 90 per cent participation rate.â€? Mann said the buy-in around the province is about 60 per cent. Nearly all the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island clubs participate in the grassroots curling event, but simple
Don Fennell photo A record 19 menâ€™s teams and 17 womenâ€™s teams are set to play in this yearâ€™s Mainland championships of the B.C. Club Challenge beginning today (Friday) at the Richmond Curling Centre.
geography limits participation in the North region. â€œThe distance between towns, never mind weath-
er, makes travel challenging (in the North),â€? Mann explained. â€œAdditionally, most of the clubs are not
staffed every day and some donâ€™t even have Internet.â€? But Mann and his team continue to take up the
challenge, optimistic that even more engagement among club curlers will be realized in the future. â€œIn total, weâ€™ve currently got 84 teams participating province-wide, with some of the local teams able to create some sponsorship or get more support out of their club than others,â€? he said. â€œA lot of clubs are putting their funds back into infrastructure so it really takes the dedication and commitment of the club curler to (be able to realize this experience). But I remember back to the first event we held 16 years ago. We had 14 menâ€™s teams and no womenâ€™s teams in a strictly Mainland event and now weâ€™ve got 36 between them. in a Mainland playdowns.â€? Mann said the field gets more level ever year. Trying to predict whoâ€™s going to emerge winners is virtually impossible. â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of returning players, but we also get
a mix of new players as different teams win their club playoffs so you never know how strong a team is going to be until they put their shoes on,â€? said Mann. The B.C. teams that make it into the Pacific International Cup also compete within that event for The Dominion Curling Club Championship of British Columbia. Since August 2008 The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company has helped take curling to another level with the launch of a national curling event. The national championship is made up of menâ€™s and womenâ€™s winners of the provincial competitions. The first draw at this weekâ€™s B.C. Club Challenge Mainland finals is Friday at 8:30 a.m. Additional draws are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The same schedule applies Saturday. Both the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s finals are set for 2 p.m. Sunday.
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Polygon unveils new community in Richmond: Avanti By Kerry Vital
Polygon Homes is bringing something brand-new to Richmond with Avanti, a three-tower community with an urban park. “The Avanti community is located in one of the best locations in the City of Richmond,” says Polygon Homes president and CEO Neil Chrystal. “Situated just one block east of the Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Avanti residents will be
steps away from hundreds of services, shops and restaurants including Aberdeen Centre and T&T Supermarket.” The first phase includes Richmond’s first Flatiron design building, a 15-storey tower with 164 one- and two-bedroom homes. Many of the homes will offer a panoramic view of the city, urban park or the North Shore mountains. Among the features in the homes will be engineered stone countertops, glass-tile backsplashes, flat-panel cabinetry and warm wood-style laminate flooring.
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The adjacent urban park is one of the best amenities at Avanti. “The park will have a public plaza for live performances, an interactive walking path, green space and luminous art by internationally renowned Pacific Northwest artist Dan Corson,” says Chrystal. “Avanti allows residents to live, commute, shop and relax within a two-block radius and Polygon is ecstatic to contribute to the exciting transformation of this entire neighbourhood.” The park is expected to be completed in 2015, and the first tower in 2016. Other amenities include a residents-only Jewel Box-style clubhouse with a fully equipped fitness centre with a dance and yoga studio, recording studio, games room and hotelstyle rooftop with a grand whirlpool. There will also be a Googleplex-influenced multimedia lounge. The sales centre will open on April 12. For more information, check out www.polyhomes.com, call 604-2769186 or visit the sales centre at 8311 Cambie Road, Richmond.
The CresseyKitchen is one of the most stunning parts of the homes at Cadence, with stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops and a marble backsplash. Homeowners will have access to tons of amenities, including an expansive podium rooftop garden. Other beautiful features of the homes include wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring, large windows and a rain shower head in the bathroom for an extra luxurious feeling.
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Luxury and style is evident at Cressey’s Cadence, a new project in Richmond’s Oval Village that will eventually include two residential towers and tons of amenities. “This is the first master-planned mixeduse community in Richmond,” says David Evans, development manager for Cressey. “It’s anchored by the Oval itself, and everything is built up ... around it.” The location is one of the driving forces behind Cadence. Just a block from the water and its leisure and recreation opportunities, Cadence will be one of the most wellconnected developments in the city, with shopping, dining and transit all within walking distance or on-site. “People are recognizing the benefits of the Oval Village,” says Evans. Healthy living is top of mind at Cadence, especially with its proximity to the Richmond Olympic Oval. “We have a grand perspective for interior
air quality, earth, water and personal wellbeing,” says Evans. “Each suite has individual water filtration and energy recovery ventilation that brings fresh air into each home.” Every suite will have air-conditioning to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, as well as an outdoor space perfect for entertaining and over-height ceilings that contribute to the airy and spacious feeling. Cressey has decided not to include carpet in the homes, and instead features wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring throughout, with tile in the bathrooms. Perhaps one of the best parts of the homes at Cadence is the famous CresseyKitchen, with stainless-steel appliances, fully integrated Chef ’s Wall, polished quartz countertops complemented by a marble backsplash and European-inspired full-height cabinetry and task lighting. “People are thrilled and surprised by the kitchen itself,” says Evans. “It’s like a kitchen in a single-family home. It’s a show-stopper.” Elegant bathrooms have quartz countertops and wood-grained floating vanities with under-cabinet lighting and a modern polished marble tile floor. The ensuite has heated tile flooring by Nu-heat, for that extra touch of luxury. A rain shower head adds a spa-like feel to the space, complemented by stylish chrome faucets. Continuing the theme of healthy living at Cadence, there will be a branch of Steve Nash
Fitness World on the ground level, and every homeowner will be given a membership. There will also be an array of shops, restaurants and other commercial spaces on the bottom level, making running errands convenient. An expansive podium rooftop garden will feature an outdoor patio and barbecue area, outdoor fireplace, reflecting pond, private gardening plots and a children’s play area, among many other amenities. Cadence will also have a private concierge service. For more information, visit www.cressey. com/cadence or call 604-276-8683. The presentation centre in Richmond is open by appointment.
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Village, park & community centre you will love this family home. Features 4 bedroom up/1 on the main plus 4 full baths. Sunny southern exposed rear yard is professionally landscaped & boasts a beautiful water feature. Warm wood floors, granite counters, maple cabinets & great open floor plan. The lavish Master Suite has his/hers sinks & a walk-in closet. All the upper baths are ensuited. Located just a short stroll from Westwind Elementary & McMath Secondary this home must be seen - sweet!
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PROBABLY THE BEST LOCATION in this sought after, well run complex. Walk out into the south-facing rear garden to the fountain and pond. Absolutely gorgeous country like setting in the heart if the city. Move right in. Nicely kept with some updates including kitchen, h/w tank & furnace. 1,600 sq.ft. with a big feel that will take your house sized furnishings. 3 good sized bdrms, tons of storage too in the walk around and easily accessible attic area. You are an easy walk to shopping, recreation and transit. Adult oriented community – 16 years and older. A perfect transition from the big family home and all the maintenance that goes with it.
GREAT CONDO ~ #216 - 8511 WESTMINSTER HWY. ~ $206,000 NEW
If you are looking for a very roomy one bedroom in the most convenient location in Richmond, this is likely what you are after. This is a great partly updated unit in a well maintained complex right in the city core. Canada Line, Kwantlen, and shopping all at your door. Insuite storage and laundry. Newer appliances and nicely positioned near the center of the building looking out onto green space. Away from the traffic and the hustle. The perfect home for the student or just starting out. Absolutely worth checking out.
#501-9320 PARKSVILLE DR. ~ $248,000 NEW
What a great find in West Richmond. This large 1 bedroom and den can easily convert to a spacious 2 bedroom. Very bright 5th floor unit with views to the East and the South. Freshly painted with dark rich handscraped laminate flooring. Nicely updated kitchen with granite counters and newer appliances. Loads of storage in suite and separate storage locker too. Complex boasts clubhouse and pool all on beautifully maintained gardens. Location is great with easy access to the ‘Pitch & Putt” Golf Course, Seafair Shopping, and Steveston Village. Public transit only a minute away. Available for immediate possession.
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Journalist Peace Arch News – an award-winning, twice-weekly publication serving White Rock and South Surrey, B.C. – is looking for a multimedia journalist who is keen to fill in for a maternity leave, covering local stories and publishing in a variety of print and online formats. We are looking for someone with diverse writing skills (including advertorial), creative newspaper and magazine layout expertise, photography prowess, knowledge of CP style and excellent time-management. The successful candidate must not only be able to write, photograph and lay out articles for print, but also produce stories for our website, peacearchnews.com Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and iMovie – and experience with a content-management system – is a must, and the successful candidate will have a keen understanding of the importance of following socialmedia best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Applicants should have a diploma in journalism, or a related field. Broadcast-journalism experience is a plus. Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and online operations with more than 250 websites. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Please send your application in confidence to: Lance Peverley, Editor Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 160 Street, Surrey, B.C., V3S 0C8 or email email@example.com Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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ENGINEER Langley Concrete requires an individual to expand our success and provide an elevated level of engineering support to our customers and engineering community. Applicants must have the ability to understand the technical aspects of pre - cast concrete products and with confidence present innovative and proven applications to engineers and other product specifiers and help develop and present effective marketing strategies to further the use of pre-cast concrete products in all aspects of underground civil infrastructure construction. The position entails working with established industry associations and public organizations with the goal of expounding our success in providing practical, long term solutions at the overall least cost for the construction of roads, storm & sanitary sewers, culverts and storm water treatment. Minimum Requirements; • Professional designation related to the Engineering discipline, preference given to Professional Engineer certification registered with APEGBC. • Exp. in structural engineering of civil construction products or projects.
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Global Agriculture Trans - Loading Inc a well established Trans Loading / Transportation terminal located at 11678 - 130th St., Surrey, BC requires a F/T qualified Executive Assistant. Duties incl: establish and coordinate administrative policies and procedure, prepare and analyze submissions and reports for management, conduct research, compile data and prepare recommendations, liaise with other corporate network on behalf of ownership. Secondary School with a min of 3 years of exp. Salary $28.00/hour.
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FREEMAN, BYRON (BARRY) WHITMAN At 94 years of age, Barry Freeman born in New Caledonia, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully on April 7th in Richmond, B.C. Barry was predeceased by his son Rick and is survived by his loving wife Betty, son Randy, daughter-in-law Lil (Mike), grandchildren Nikki and Derek, and nephews Adrian, Ed and Rudy. Barry proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. He lived and served in the community of Richmond for 66 years. Much of this time was spent as an educator, administrator, coach, family court volunteer and political advocate. Barry’s passions in life were fishing, stamps, chocolate and the welfare of youth in his community. A celebration of Barry’s life will take place on May 3rd in Richmond for the larger community who knew him. Place and time will be announced in this weekend’s Vancouver Sun and Province. There will be a memorial service on April 17th at 2pm for family and friends held at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneﬁts package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: email@example.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.
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We offer; • Attractive Salary • Beneﬁts including extended health, life insurance, critical illness insurance, employee assistance program, etc. • Future personal growth and development program. Please send cover letter and resume to our Human Resources: mikejr@ langleyconcretegroup.com
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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
BANQUET HALL STAFF Fraserview Banquet Hall located at 8240 Fraser St, Vancouver, B.C. require the following F/T workers; BANQUET MANAGER plan budgets, direct banquet hall operations, be responsible for staff development and schedules, compliance with employment standards, safety and health procedures are met, and handle customer complaints. Min 2 years exp. Salary $18.50/hr FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR supervise & coordinate the activities of workers, train staff, schedule catering activities. Secondary School & 2 years exp in food preparation or services is required. Salary $15/hr. SEVERAL KITCHEN HELPERS work closely with cooks & other kitchen staff, especially in the tasks of preparing meat, vegetables & fruits for cooking, also wash & maintain work tables, cupboards & appliances. Minimum 6/mo’s of exp as a Kitchen Helper. Salary $12/hr. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset for all positions. Fax resume to 604-322-3583.
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OFFICE MANAGER Full-time Permanent Dr Savita Dhingra Inc DBA A&A Dental Centre located at 1288 Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC is hiring Office Manager. Experience for 3 years or more as Office Manager or at some relevant position is required. Salary $21/hr. Duties would be review and implement admin procedures, prepare reports, analyzing staffing requirement, invoice processing and dealing with insurance companies etc. Work is full time and permanent. Other benefits will be given. Should be proficient in English. Should be computer literate.
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WOODWIND Canada Immigration Ltd. Salary: $27.50/hour, F/T. Job: Business Manager (NOC0123) for our Richmond location. Requirements: University Degree, 5 years experience in related field. Duty: Organize, direct, control sales and documentation departments to ensure personal information and documents are collected from in a secured format and timely fashion. Evaluate and suggest changes administratively to president to made operations for coordinating Canadian and China offices more efficiently. Train Canadian staff members of the Chinese cultural and expectations from our clients - cultural, behavioral. Set up schedules and supervise business exploratory visits for clients and implement improvements. Together with Promotions Manager and other sales staff, represent our company at Galas, charitable functions, and business organization meetings. Interested parties please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-2821783. W e b s i t e : w w w. w o o d w i n d c a n a da.com
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CABINETRY/ MILLWORK FOREMAN Mi-tec Millwork & Cabinetry has an opportunity for a qualified Shop Foreman. Minimum 5 years’ experience supervising a team of 5 or more cabinet makers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details See us at www.mi-tec.com
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CIBC Trust Corporation by its solicitor: Morley A. Levitt
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF ILONA KOVACS aka Ilona Helen Kovacs; Ilona Helene Kovacs, Deceased, Formerly of #207 7540 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC who died on November 11, 2013. Creditors and others having claims against the above noted Estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Imre Tamas Markus and Elizabeth Markus, c/o Morley A. Levitt, #120 - 11181 Voyageur Way, Richmond, BC, V6X 3N9 on or before May 15, 2014, after which date, the Executors will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.
Imre Tamas Markus and Elizabeth Markus by their solicitor: Morley A. Levitt
Friday, April 11, 2014
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Bob Stradling photo The ANAF 284 Steveston branch’s dart team will play this weekend in Penticton in the ANAF Provincial Dart Tournament. Front row, left to right: Len Cowan, Dan Moffatt, Deb Tew, Madonna Follett, Craig Hughes. Back row, left to right: Steve Peszel, Todd Hamilton, Gary Owens, Dana Rowe, Des Pereira.
Dr. Elizabeth Bannerman (centre) won the Leadership Development Award at the ALS Society of B.C. annual awards. Dr. Bannerman is the champion and founder of the ALS Society of BC Psychological Support Program and one of the recipients of the Leadership Development Award which she received on April 8 at the awards, which were held at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding leadership development of a new ALS program or service initiated and implemented by an individual or chapter. Susanna Garrido (centre, below photo), the Richmond Vancouver Walk for ALS Coordinator, won the Roy Slater Volunteer Award.
Kudos is a weekly feature showcasing announcements, achievements and good deeds happening around town. E-mail submissions to news@richmond review.com
Demonstrating their community spirit and support for youth sports, the Nations Cup Soccer Society presented KidSport Richmond with a $3,000 cheque this week. Flanking KidSport chair Bob Jackson are, from left, Nations Cup Soccer Society members Will Foulkes, Jeff Wilson, Sean Davies and Sandy Sumra.
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