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Greg Girard photos Three photos from Greg Girard’s Richmond/Kowloon exhibition: ‘Kowloon Walled City, Children on Rooftop,’ ‘Mall Tai Chi’ and ‘Kowloon Walled City, Southwest Corner.’

Photographer goes inside the walls of Richmond Images document Richmond and its people while linking it to a former settlement inside Hong Kong by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter


t’s an image of Old Richmond meeting—for better or worse— New Richmond. In the foreground is a neatly-maintained 50-year-old house in a heritage hue, complete with faux shutters. Behind it towers the curving glass walls of the brightly-lit Aberdeen Centre.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Greg Girard has brought together decades-old photos of the Kowloon Walled City with modern images of Richmond. “I hope people will be surprised,” he said.

Greg Girard: Richmond/Kowloon •New photography exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery by Greg Girard •Runs April 18 to June 28; Opens tonight (Friday) with free public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Curated by Nan Capogna. •Admission by donation; open weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Thursdays)

and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. •Related programming: Panel Discussion, “Curse of the Livable City,” on April 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with Greg Girard, architect Bing Thom, UBC assistant professor Glenn Deer and architect Rufina Wu; Artist Talk on May 23 from 2 to 3 p.m.

The photograph is one of 60 inside Richmond Art Gallery that offers a portrait of Richmond today as a city changing rapidly, particularly in its social makeup. Greg Girard: Richmond/Kowloon showcases the work of Girard, a Vancouverbased photographer who last year embarked on a project to document Richmond and its residents. The exhibition links with his earlier photographs of Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong, the most densely populated settlement in the world before it was demolished over 20 years ago. The exhibition reflects a city in transition, one that’s been changed by significant migration of Chinese people seeking a better life in a new country. “Both places are lesser known communities within a better known city. Richmond in the case of Vancouver, and Kowloon in the case of Hong Kong,” said Girard in an interview. Girard spent 30 years living and working in Asia, mostly Shanghai and Hong Kong, before returning to Vancouver in 2011. Between shooting photographs in the pre-Internet age for magazines like Time, Newsweek and Forbes, Girard compiled several photographic books. His latest, City of Darkness Revisited revives an earlier collaboration on the Walled City with coauthor Ian Lambot.

Greg Girard photo ‘Taxidermy Worker,’ a print from this year. The majority of photos in his new gallery exhibition are of Richmond. Throughout the project Girard tried to understand Richmond for himself. He looked beyond what could be seen from public areas by relying on locals for help. One image takes viewers inside Richmond Public Market, showing a woman getting her hair done at a far-fromupscale salon. Alone, the image could be mistaken for Kowloon, a city of makeshift high-rises populated by squatters. Other photos show a taxidermy business, a strip mall parking lot, Burkeville, the Fraser River, local malls and a furniture showroom decorated with both Western and Chinese objects. Girard’s hope is to show Richmond viewers something about the place they call home. “You’re going to get an overview of Richmond that I hope feels right. That you sense that it’s somewhere along these lines that this is what Richmond is—the phase it’s going through,” he said. “I hope people will be surprised by what they see.” More information about Girard and his books can be found at

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Count of referendum ballots climbs to 15% More than 235,000 ballots have now been received by Elections BC in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum, or 15.1 per cent of all ballots sent out. That count, as of April 15, consists of ballots that have been through the initial screening process at Elections BC, but doesn’t include others

that have been received but not yet opened. Vancouver and Surrey together account for more than half of the ballots received so far. The return rate in Richmond is 12.4 per cent and most of Metro’s other medium and large cities have return rates of 11 to 15 per cent.

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Kids need room to play Two teachers host local workshop on making playful spaces inside the home by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Megan Zeni and Kelly Johnson have a simple message—give kids some room to play. The teachers and moms behind Room to Play create developmentally appropriate and challenging play spaces for children, and on Thursday, April 23, they’ll present a workshop in Richmond titled “The Playful Home: Preparing an Environment For Play.” “We really believe in the academic value of play. We use the science of play to help families create imaginative and playful spaces in their homes,” said Zeni. The workshop is part of the PLAY-ducation workshop series hosted by the Richmond-based kids’ clothing firm Peekaboo Beans. “What we’re hoping to do is give parents some really practical strategies that they can take away that evening, go home and implement, that will help engage their kids in play activities that are very valuable later on when they come to the school environment,” said Johnson. Play has a purpose, say Zeni and Johnson—it’s the work of a child and sets children up for academic success. But often getting in the way is technology. Kids are spending far too much time on screens, said Johnson, who encourages parents to “be the bad guy” and put strict limits

Megan Zeni and Kelly Johnson help design play spaces that are developmentally appropriate and challenging.

on screen time for their kids. “One of the reasons that’s a problem is because it’s a very isolating activity. They’re not engaging with other kids and developing that part of their brain that promotes social engagement, selfregulation, problem-solving,” said Johnson. Zeni and Johnson host a blog ( that offers advice to parents. They also meet with families to help create efficient

Cops bust dial-a-dope ring Eight charged with drug offences, three remain at large

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For over ten years, Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival has been presenting and animating contemporary works for the stage and public spaces that explore and reflect upon civic history and identity. Innovative, trendsetting, provocative, experiential and thought-provoking are words commonly used to describe a “PuSh show.” The festival’s artistic and executive director, Norman Armour, will survey a group of stand-out projects to show how the arts, and in particular festivals, can be a central player in expressing and shaping a city’s evolving sense of itself. This talk will be preceded by a short musical performance by theatre and recording artist, Veda Hille.

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play spaces, most often inside the home, while ensuring toys are appropriate. The April 23 workshop begins at 7 p.m. at the Peekaboo Beans Richmond headquarters, 61013211 Delf Pl. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go to Playground Builders, a charity that builds playgrounds for children in war-torn areas. Save a seat by e-mailing play@peekaboobeans. com.

by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter An eight month RCMP investigation into a dial-adope drug line that operated in Richmond and Surrey, has led to charges being laid against 11 people, including two from Richmond. Last June, the city’s organized crime unit targeted the drug line which was selling cocaine, heroin and

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Federal races beginning to take shape Opposition parties picking candidates to take on Conservatives in 2015 election by Matthew Hoekstra

Hugh Boyd hosts environmental summit Annual event to include keynote speakers, workshops The REaDY Steering Committee will be hosting the 4th Annual REaDY Summit at Hugh Boyd Secondary School on Saturday, Apr. 18. The summit will feature diverse workshops and exhibits that are suitable to many ages and interests as well as three keynote speakers: Tesicca Truong, named one of

Candidates Richmond Centre •Alice Wong, Conservative •Lawrence Woo, Liberal Steveston-Richmond East •Kenny Chiu, Conservative •Scott Stewart, NDP

Canada’s Top 25 environmentalists under 25; Veronika Bylicki, director of UBC’s largest student-run sustainability organization, Common Energy, and a former TEDx presenter; and Alice Xu, environmental organizer and public outreach co-ordinator. More information can be found at The event will take place at Hugh Boyd Secondary located at 9200 No. 1 Rd. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. —Erin Boe

Staff Reporter Races for Richmond’s two federal ridings are slowly taking shape ahead of a federal election that could be six months away. In the new riding of StevestonRichmond East, Scott Stewart recently won the NDP nomination. He’ll be running against rookie Conservative candidate Kenny Chiu, a former school trustee who is the only other declared candidate. “I’ve been in public service my entire adult life and I wish to continue in public service. I think I have a lot to offer,” said Stewart, a 56-year-old Steveston High grad. Stewart is running in Tory-friendly territory. The riding, known as Delta-Richmond East today, is held by Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Findlay will challenge for re-election in Delta. “The people in the riding can see the writing on the wall. They’ve had enough of what Mr. (Stephen) Harper has to offer, and they can see it’s time for a positive change,” said

Stewart. Stewart is a lifelong resident of Richmond and a retired New Westminster police officer. He also served 38 years as a reservist with the Canadian Forces Health Services. Stewart said his party’s leader, Thomas Mulcair, is one of the greatest politician of our time. “His philosophies and his platform are precisely what Canada needs right now. He’s brilliant and I think he’s capable of leading this country to greater things.” The Liberals have yet to call a nomination meeting in Steveston-Richmond East. Wendy Yuan is among those seeking to run for the party. The next federal election is scheduled for Oct. 19, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the ability to call an earlier vote. In Richmond Centre, two people are running for the NDP nomination. June Kaiser and Jack Trovato are both vying to become the party’s candidate. Kaiser is president

ART’S GREEN ACRE Scott Stewart is the NDP candidate for Steveston-Richmond East.

of CUPE Local 716, representing Richmond School District workers. Trovato is a teacher who made an unsuccessful run for a school board seat last fall. Richmond Centre—named simply Richmond this current term—is a riding whose boundaries are also being adjusted. It’s held by Conservative Alice Wong, who has won the last two elections by considerable margins. Running for the Liberals is Lawrence Woo. He’ll have a tough fight. In the 2011 election, Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido came a distant second, finishing with just 19 per cent of the vote. The Green Party of Canada has yet to name a candidate in Richmond.

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Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales targeted by Jeff Nagel Black Press The regulatory body for B.C. pharmacists hasn’t given up on its plan to ban pharmacies from handing out loyalty reward points on drug purchases, or to eventually ban cigarette sales. A ban imposed by the College of Pharmacists of B.C. was struck down in B.C. Supreme Court last summer, but an appeal filed by the college will be heard in December. The college argued loyalty points are a powerful lure for consumers that can alter their medication buying habits and potentially harm their health. It was fought in court by major supermarket chains. The judge in the trial ruled the ban on all loyalty incentives was “unreasonable” and concerns raised were “illogical.” College spokesman Mykle Ludvigsen wouldn’t comment on the grounds for appeal. One of the objections raised was that insured patients who don’t pay out of pocket might continue to refill a prescription after they no longer need it just to collect more points and the unneeded drugs may be abused or diverted to the illegal drug trade. Tobacco sales by pharmacies are also in the crosshairs of the college. Ludvigsen said there is no specific timeline to impose such a ban but the college’s 2014 strategic plan calls for the board to pursue one. “It completely goes against the pharmacy as a health centre. To sell things we know kill you at the front of the store and to sell things that help you get better at the back of the store is a bit of a conflict.” Retail chains have warned they would challenge the college’s jurisdiction if it moves to impose a tobacco ban and would also sue the college and its directors for lost sales that would result if their stores can’t sell cigarettes.

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Local firms fined more than $30,000 WorkSafeBC fines stem from asbestos abatement, and fall-protection system violations by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Three local firms were fined a total of more than $30,000 by WorkSafeBC in relation to safety-related incidents. AA Insulation Depot was fined $25,021.87 in connection with a Nov. 7, 2014 inspection at two sites where the company was conducting asbestos abatement and removal on pre-1990 built houses that were about to be demolished. WorkSafe inspectors noted numerous violations of the requirements for asbestos abatement and removal, including workers not wearing respiratory protective equipment, WorkSafe’s website indicates. The firm was also fined for failing to give new and young workers health and safety orientation and training specific to the worksite. “Overall, the firm failed to provide its workers with the information, instruction, training, and supervision needed to ensure their own and other workers’ health and safety, a repeated violation of the Workers Compensation Act,” the website states. Derek Gene Oswald/Green Earth Systems was fined $2,500 following

a November 28, 2014 inspection of a pre-1990 built house due for demolition. The house had been largely stripped, and piles of “potentially asbestos-containing materials littered the interior and the exterior areas.” A third party was hired to assess the house for hazardous materials, and they confirmed the presence of asbestos-containing materials. “WorkSafeBC’s investigation found that the firm failed to conduct workplace exposure monitoring and assessment using acceptable occupational hygiene methods,” the website states. These were repeated violations. Kooner & Sran Constuction Co. Ltd. was fined $5,000 following a Nov. 4, 2014 inspection by WorkSafeBC that found that no fall protection system was in use, which was a repeated and high-risk violation. “Two of this firm’s workers were applying sheathing to the secondstorey exterior wall and trusses of a building. One worker was standing on the narrow top plate of the wall, about six metres above grade. The other worker was working from a 2x4 cleat attached to the sheathed portion of the steep roof. He was about four metres above grade,” the website said. “The firm also failed to provide its workers with the information, instruction, training, and supervision necessary to ensure their health and safety, a repeated violation.”

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Lunch and learn at the library Richmond Public Library will host a free lunchtime program for business owners on Monday, April 27. Guest speaker Candice Hui, investment advisor and insurance representative from RBC Dominion Securities Inc., will explore different types of insurance to help people deal with the unexpected. Could your business survive in the

event of you or your partners’, death, disability, or illness? Find out at the talk. The talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Brighouse branch in the 2nd floor Community Place, 7700 Minoru Gate. To register, call 604-231-6413, visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, or register online at www.yourlibrary. ca/events. for breaking news in Richmond Council Update Together, we will make a positive difference Public engagement can bridge gaps in our society. Together we can solve problems and celebrate accomplishments. I often Carol Day Councillor encourage people to write a letter to the editor or council, or come to a meeting and share their thoughts. You don’t have to be a seasoned activist to have something to say. Challenges are all around us. For instance, there are industrial threats to farmland, the jet fuel project that jeopardizes the Fraser shoreline, and loopholes that let oversized houses mar our neighbourhoods. Fortunately, we are more engaged than ever with higher voter turnout and folks taking the time to engage on major issues and local ones like neighbourhood noise and irresponsible drivers. As we do that, our city is becoming a more inclusive society. We continue to create new opportunities for residents to engage with Council on issues of concern. For example, you can take part in the City of Richmond’s online engagement site at which continues to grow in popularity as a place for the community to provide online feedback on a wide variety of topics at their convenience. You can also email to share ideas directly with all of Council. Monthly committee meetings for Planning, Public Safety, Finance, General Purposes, Public Works, and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services are open to the public. They are usually at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. By the Friday night prior, you can normally view the meeting agendas for the coming week. The meeting schedules and agendas can be found on the City’s website at > City Council. After the committees work on issues, the items go to council meetings and public hearings, mostly on Mondays at 7 p.m. As a rule, citizens can each speak for up to five minutes on agenda items. You can also watch Council meetings as broadcasts on Shaw Cable or as video, live or after the meeting. Links to both are available on the City’s website. As a newly-elected Councillor, I also look forward to hearing from you individually, whether it’s out in the community or at City Hall. In the near future, I will be inviting residents to a community meeting where you can provide input and ask questions on local issues in an informal setting. You can also contact me directly through the Councillor’s Office at 604-276-4134 or through the Mayor and Councillors email address listed above. Let’s talk!

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EDITORIAL: The misuse of recall


lections BC has approved two recall campaigns against MLAs — one a sitting BC Liberal who has won four elections, and the other a twice-elected BC Liberal who is sitting as an independent while awaiting a chance at a federal Conservative nomination.

The overlap of the two campaigns and the pledge that more are to come is a misuse of recall legislation — but that doesn’t mean that it needs to be scrapped or changed. In both cases, the petitioners have 60 days to gather the signatures of 40 per cent of people who were on the voters’ list in each riding, at the time of the May, 2013

election. That is an enormous hurdle. As has been proven in past recall campaigns, it is almost impossible to get to that point. While petitioners may be able to get the signatures of enough people to reach the 40 per cent threshold, they almost invariably find that a significant number of those who signed are ineligible. They may have lived in the riding at the time of the last election and not been on the voters list, or what is often more likely, they did not live in the riding at that time. The recall legislation was brought in by the NDP government when Mike Harcourt was premier. It wasn’t its top priority, but the government was being pressured by intense citizen cynicism about politicians which had played a big role in the defeat of

Social Credit and the NDP’s election in 1991, and in the rise of the Reform Party federally. The 40 per cent threshold was meant to be high, because while the ability to recall an MLA is important, it also needs to be difficult, in order to rule out simple partisanship. Reaching a 40 per cent threshold of voters who were on the list in the last election will likely only be achieved when an MLA has done something that is repugnant to a large number of constituents. BC Liberal MLA Paul Reitsma came close to being recalled for authoring phony letters to the editor, praising his ability as an MLA. He was in opposition at the time. Reitsma resigned before the campaign concluded. Successful recall campaigns must go beyond what an MLA’s

party is doing, either as government or opposition. They need to have a strong personal element as well. In the case of Richard Lee of Burnaby North, he is being targeted for the policies and actions of the BC Liberal government. Marc Dalton of Maple Ridge-Mission is being targeted not only for BC Liberal actions, but also for staying in office as an independent while seeking a federal Conservative nomination. That’s personal, but it is not something which will repulse most voters. These two recall campaigns and others targeting government MLAs are likely to fail, but the safety valve of being able to recall an MLA needs to remain. It is one of the few restraining devices available to voters between elections. —Langley Times




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Sign crusader is the best of the best Editor: Re: “City to probe construction noise,” April 10. We Richmond citizens owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ms. Kerry Starchuk for her dogged persistence in pursuing the wilful destruction of our neighborhoods by inconsiderate builders and developers. She has continued to do this despite the attitude from Richmond City Hall which has

been at best, indifference, and at worst, hostility. Only her genuine love for our city has prevented her from “take the money and run” advice she has received from one insensitive councillor, in other words, quit bothering us. The election of two new councillors, Carol Day and Alexa Loo, seem to have woken the existing councillors up from their

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arts & entertainment Exhibitions Art Exhibition – Richmond Photo Club. A display by members of the Richmond Photo Club, April 1-30, Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Ave.). Info: www.capapac. org/RichmondPC

Cathy Kluthe Art Exhibit. April 2 - 28, Richmond Cultural Centre Upper Rotunda A series of acrylic paintings on canvas that are inspired by Cathy’s family’s black & white vintage photo album; translated into a coloured graphic, realistic style. . 7700 Minoru Gate.

The National Senior Investor Initiative In the U.S., 10,000 people a day will turn 65 for the next 15 years, according to Wealth In the current low interest rate environment, seniors (and younger people as well) depend on investments to finance their retirement. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (working with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) released a report earlier this week, where they looked at the policies of 44 broker/dealer companies. The report says that companies are developing and offering people a variety of new products and services intended to generate higher yields. The organizations advocate that firms recommend suitable investments and provide proper disclosure regarding terms and risks. It appears that 77% of the firms report that mutual funds are the top product sold. Rachel Pick photo Lisa Ehrlich performs with the Universal Gospel Choir at a recent concert. The choir is coming to Richmond on May 2.

Universal Gospel Choir to stage benefit concert May 2 concert will benefit efforts to help grandmothers in Africa by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter


he Universal Gospel Choir will present a concert on May 2 in Richmond that aims to help grandmothers in Africa.

Presented by the Richmond Gogos, “Music for Africa” is a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the campaign in March 2006, in response to the crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggle to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. Since then Canadians have raised $19.5 million for the campaign, which funds grassroots organizations that provide grandmothers and children in their care with supports that include food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and testing and adequate housing and bedding. The 70-member Universal Gospel Choir regularly performs free of charge for various

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Jeff Bridges will appear on stage in Richmond April 30 by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A man perhaps most famous for being the Dude will be in Richmond later this month for a concert with his band. Jeff Bridges and the Abiders will play River Rock Show Theatre April 30. Bridges played the Dude in the 1998 iconic cult film The Big Lebowski. His band is named after the role, for the easy-going character who famously “abides” in the film. Bridges is also known for his Oscar performance in the 2009 film Crazy Heart—a film for which he did his own singing in his portrayal of fading country music legend Otis “Bad” Blake. The film helped reawaken his musical passions. In 2011, 11 years after releasing his first album, Bridges released a self-titled album. Musician T. Bone Burnett produced the

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record, which is a culmination of their three decades of musical friendship. The album features the single “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do.” Since then Bridges and his band have been performing live concerts, and last year they released a new live album. For his 2015 tour, Bridges is sharing stories and performing songs from Crazy Heart, his albums and covers that inspire him. But we don’t blame fans who just want to see the Dude bowl. It’s been 17 years since the release of The Big Lebowski—a slacker comedy with lots of bowling—but the film still has ardent fans. Lebowski Fest, for example, an annual festival celebrating the movie, is returning to the U.S. this summer for its 14th year. The plot centres around Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski, a lazy, unemployed man who is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. When goons ruin his living room rug, the Dude enlists his bowling buddies to seek restitution. It never won the Oscar for Best Picture, but The Big Lebowski still has an 8.2/10 rating on the Inter-

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Trail Appliances opens new megastore on Sweden Way Richmond location moves into new 22,000-square-foot showroom by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The final touches are being put to a project that’s two years in the making, by a family business that started in Richmond and is now making a major investment in the city. The new 22,000-square-foot showroom at Trail Appliances features plenty of shiny eye candy for foodies who adore spending time in the kitchen, for families redesigning their homes, for builders looking for inspiration, and even for those simply looking to replace a broken appliance. While the store opened Jan. 31, there’s a bit more work still to be done before it’s ready for the grand opening sale, scheduled for May 9. It replaces Trail’s Minoru Boulevard location. James Reynolds took The Richmond Review for a tour of the new facilities, which has something for everyone, whether they want to spend a few hundreds dollars, or tens of thousands. Founded in the 1970s in Al-

berta by their father Jack Broderick, brothers Mike and Peter Broderick opened the first Trail Appliances store in B.C. in 1980. Today there are seven locations in B.C. alone, with more than 100 employees at the Richmond headquarters, and a total of 350 in B.C. Boasting the largest selection of appliances in Western Canada, more than 800 appliances are on display at a given time. What makes the new headquarters on Sweden Way special is its upscale appearance, innovative presentations that include fully-functional kitchens that are plumbed, and interactive display screens in these kitchens for customers who like what they see and are interested in purchasing the same combination of countertops, backsplashes and cabinets. The display screens show the style and colour of the item, the supplier/manufacturer, as well as their contact information. While the local store is slightly smaller than the Vancouver flagship store which stretches 26,000 square feet, an additional 13,000 square feet of head office space is currently under construction for the Sweden Way store, that sits near IKEA. The dishwashers, washing machines and dryers are fully functional, so people can hear

what they sound like when they’re working. In addition to the regular array of appliances you’d expect to find in an appliance store, Trail Appliances features a healthy home product section too, with air and water purification systems, as well as fitness equipment. “Not many people have our selection,” Reynolds said. For customers who know precisely what they want for their home, or those seeking direction, there’s a sales team which on average has 10 years of experience at the Richmond location, all of whom have taken a seven-week training program before they get to engage customers. For those wanting to build a dream kitchen, there’s an exclusive boutique section of the store with appliances to suit all tastes from the world’s top manufacturers. Trail Appliances is located at 3388 Sweden Way, just south of Bridgeport Rd. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call them at 604-278-6133, or visit their website at www.

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Volunteers are Stars

At Chimo, every volunteer is a gift of time and talent, caring and compassion. Congratulations to our 2015 Volunteers are Stars nominee Clive Alladin, Balandra Development Inc. and

Constellation Award Winner, Sarah Neil. To these, and all our dedicated volunteers, we extend our sincere appreciation!

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Rob Newell photo Richmond’s volunteer stars were honoured at the annual Volunteers are Stars Awards and Gala on Tuesday night at River Rock. Volunteers are Stars is an annual volunteer recognition awards and gala organized by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives.

Dan Pallotta calls for a return to ‘wide-eyed dreams’ Society shouldn’t shun the idea of non-profits spending money to promote their cause by Don Fennell Staff Reporter


an Pallotta called for a return to “wide-eyed dreams” during an impassioned speech at the 2015 Volunteers Are Stars Awards Tuesday at the River Rock Casino Resort. The renowned American entrepreneur, author and humanitarian activist, who is best known for his involvement in multi-day charitable events with the long-distance breast cancer three-day walks and AIDS rides, said everyone aspires to change the world for the better. But, he added, society shuns the idea of non-profits spending money to promote their cause. “In Canada only 1.1 per cent of the gross domestic product is spent on non-profits,” he said. “In 40 years the non-profit sector has not been able to take any market share from the for-profits. How can it grow if it doesn’t market?” Pallotta said historically non-profit groups have been forced to go without to keep overhead low. But he said that stance is misguided. He noted that with an initial $50,000 risk of capital, he and his colleagues were able to multiply that 1,982 times into $182 million after expenses. Pallotta blamed the archaic mindset of nonprofits not spending money as being a great contributor to lack of progress in finding a cure for cancer. “But it’s not their fault,” he stressed, adding that it is critical society change its mindset. Pallotta said not spending money in the charitable sector also means non-profits lose many good people that could help these organizations, and the causes they represent, to succeed. “This kind of thinking would be incomprehensible in the for-profit sector,” Pallotta concluded. Pallotta is the author of the best-selling Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, his newest book is Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.

Rob Newell photo Dan Pallotta was the keynote speaker at Volunteers are Stars.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has described the book as “an Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.” Pallotta is also the founder and chief humanity officer of adversity for Humanity, a full-service brand and inspiration agency for the humanitarian sector. He is also founder and president of the Charity Defence Council, a national leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change. And with more than 3.4 million views, Pallotta’s TED Talk is one of the more popular.

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Volunteers are Stars

Nova Star Award Honours organizations that have carried out their objectives with creativity and innovation, responding to the needs of the community.

Rob Newell photo Rohit Bali accepts the Nova Star Award on behalf of Young Investor Program Canada.

out of bed every morning. As a result, many students lack financial skills upon graduation and this can have many negative, long-term implications. By working closely with local teachers, the Young Investor Program Canada volunteer group created financial literacy workshops that are engaging, interactive and fun. In the first year of their program, they received 90 applications to participate. In the following year, the team received over 135 applications, with most applications coming from word of mouth. This level of interest is testament to their success in creating a program that engages youth and inspires them to take in interest in learning about financial literacy. After the first year of the program, the team received messages from the students saying how the workshops have positively impacted their lives and how they are now knowledgeable in make informed financial decisions. Many students expressed how financial problems at home resulted in stress and conflict, but that they now feel they will be able to make an impact on their family’s financial situation with the knowledge they have gained.

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diction Services Society and Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. In 2012, these two organizations got together to work on a new collaborative project that would reach out to isolated seniors. The result of that project was a group of volunteers that would go out in the community to share knowledge about senior services and other resources that are available to older adults. They also do the important work of increasing awareness of and reducing stigma about mental illness and additions so that those affected will not be afraid to ask for help. They break down barriers by offering information and support in English, Punjabi and Chinese. In just the past year alone, this group of over 30 volunteers have spoken with over 3,500 community members, been invited to give presentations at 70 events, and contributed 1,100 volunteer hours.

Shining Star Award Honours businesses for their contribution to strengthen the community either through volunteer time/programs, expertise, or funding to non-profit groups. One award is presented.

Pharmacists & owners of Shoppers Drug Mart, Richmond locations Every year, Shining Star Award winners embody the spirit of giving by going above and beyond for their community. This year’s winner is no exception. Since 2008, the owners and staff at Richmond’s Shoppers Drug Marts have supported the Richmond Hospital Foundation through their annual Tree of Life Campaign. It has raised over $110,000 to help fund state-of-the-art equipment so that the best care possible is available to women in Richmond. By inspiring their employees and their customers to participate in the campaign, this business helps to create a culture of volunteering and giving in our community. The list of other organizations that have benefitted from their generosity is diverse and inexhaustible: the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Richmond Food Bank, the McKay Elementary School Breakfast Club, and many more.

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EARTH DAY April 18 – 25, 2015

Join millions of people worldwide in creating green, sustainable communities by participating in one of Richmond’s Earth Day stewardship events!

Event Listings Cambie Community Clean-Up 12360 Cambie Road Saturday, April 18 • 9:30am – 3:30pm A clean-up and building blitz in the East Richmond Community Garden and litter pickup in King George Park. Pre-registration is required. Call 604-233-8372 for more information. Hamilton Community Clean-Up 5140 Smith Drive Saturday, April 18 • 10:30am – 12:30pm Teams will venture out to designated areas throughout Hamilton to clean up the streets. Household items may also be disposed of at Hamilton Community Centre. Restrictions apply. Call 604-718-8055 for more information. Minoru Place Activity Centre Spring Market 7660 Minoru Gate Saturday, April 18 • 10:00am – 3:00pm Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Find lost treasures and buy gently used or new items including books, puzzles and more. Free admission, all ages welcome.

Thompson Community Clean-Up and Invasive Pull Railway Greenway between Granville and Blundell Thursday, April 23 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Help remove the invasive plants and garbage along the Railway Greenway. Supplies, drinks and healthy snacks will be provided to volunteers. Call 604-238-8422 for more information. Garden City Community Park Invasive Species Pull 6620 Garden City Road Saturday, April 25 • 11:00am – 1:00pm Bring friends and family and join in on the fun at Garden City Park and help pull some invasive species. Educational information will be provided by the City of Richmond’s Environmental Sustainability Department. While some supplies will be available, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own clippers and gloves and to dress for the weather in clothes that can get dirty.

Organize Your Own Event The City of Richmond provides support for community members and businesses that want to keep Richmond clean and green. For tips on how to organize your own Earth Day clean-up event, visit parksprograms or call 604-247-4453.

Partners for Beautification The Partners for Beautification program provides unique opportunities for community members to become involved in the stewardship and beautification of their city. Residents of all ages, including members of schools, community organizations, service clubs, and businesses can make a difference by adopting parks, trees, trails or streets in their community. Follow the City of Richmond’s NEW Parks Instagram account @CityofRichmondParks to stay up to date on what’s happening around the community. For more information on the program, call 604-247-4453 or email

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Lawrie Portigal (left) accepts his award from Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives chair Pat Watson. Rob Newell photo

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escribed by longtime friend and colleague Ed Gavsie as “the quiet voice of reason,” Lawrie Portigal was honoured at the Volunteers are Stars Awards Tuesday with the prestigious Milan Ilich Award for Leadership. “He is most deserving of this,” said Gavsie, who proudly presented Portigal with the award recognizing Portigal’s immense contributions to the non-profit sector—in Richmond and beyond. The epitome of class, Portigal described receiving the award as “an extreme honour and quite a suprise.” He said he was thankful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful individuals in advancing the various causes in the non-profit sector. The level of respect afforded Portigal is enormous. He was one of only two individuals asked to sit on a steering committee which, following an 18-month period, led to the dissolving of Volunteer Richmond and the Richmond Foundation and the creation in February of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. Gavsie, who is director of visitor and partner services at Tourism Richmond, was proud to sit on the Volunteer

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Richmond board with Portigal. He admires Portigal’s always calm demeanour and his ability “to quickly analyze and present a reasoned opinion.” “He has worked tirelessly on many causes and on behalf of the non-profit sector in general,” said Gavsie. “He puts in more hours than pretty much anyone I can think of, and there is a great respect for his intelligence and people skills.” Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives general manager Jocelyn Wong is another huge Portigal fan. “Lawrie is a great leader who understands

the volunteer sector very well,” Wong said. “And he’s very passionate about it too. I think that’s a great combination to have.” A Richmond resident since 2002, Portigal has been enthusiastically engaged in the community ever since. His contributions to Volunteer Richmond, said Wong, speaks not only to his reliability but passion for volunteering. “He’s really tried to raise the profile of nonprofits and the work we do, and to showcase how important it is for everyone—right up to government—to work together,” said Wong.

“What we don’t can’t be done alone. I had learned so much from him and I very much value that. I think his reliability and commitment to the work we do inspires others to follow his lead.” Portigal’s reach extends beyond the Richmond non-profit community. He also sits as the current chair of both Volunteer BC and Volunteer Canada. Portigal is a retired member of the Alberta bar. He was first employed by the City of Calgary, before becoming a senior executive in the coal, electricity and natural gas industries.


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Volunteers are Stars

Constellation Awards Honours volunteers and volunteer groups for their service and contribution to the community. Four awards are presented, recognizing two individuals and two groups.

Theresa Chan

seniors receive their much-needed benefits. Chan’s talents even extend to acting. Her role as a performer with the B.C. Responsible & Problem Gambling Program helps to delivers important educational messages on how to prevent problem gambling. In accepting the award, a clearlyoverwhelmed and humble Chan thanked SUCCESS and said it was “a pleasure to be with you all,” referring to many nominees and volunteers in the crowd.

Sarah Neil Nothing says “commitment” like contributing over one thousand service hours every year. But that speaks to the dedication of Theresa Chan. Chan started volunteering over a decade ago, and has been volunteering on a nearly full-time basis ever since. As a Chinese Help Line volunteer, the emotional support she provides to newcomers experiencing isolation has helped to reduce their feelings of loneliness and depression. Her expert knowledge of local services in her role as the SUCCESS front desk receptionist has helped new immigrants to engage with the community, so they can reach their full potential in their new surroundings. Her support of vulnerable populations can also be seen in her work as an income tax clinic volunteer, where she helps ensure that low-income families and

We can only imagine how many lives she has touched. As a crisis line volunteer at Chimo Community Services, Sarah Neil plays the essential role of helping people in our community feel less lonely when they have nowhere else to turn. Her compassionate, listening ear provides nonjudgmental support and a safe space for people to explore and release their emotional distress. And her ability to keep calm under pressure has enabled her to do the vital work of handling suicide calls where



immediate action was required to keep the caller safe. Neil empowers callers by helping them to realize their own problemsolving potential. By encouraging callers to rely on their own strengths, she helps them to discover their own resilience, even in times of crisis. Her dedication, passion, and leadership has landed her in the important role of coaching both new Crisis Line volunteers and of coaching new coaches. These volunteers can then provide support to callers of their own. In this way, Neil’s work has strengthened the crisis line capacity for not only Chimo, but also for all the crisis line networks throughout B.C. that Chimo participates in. While graciously accepting her award, Neil was quick to extend congratulations to “everyone here for contributing to their community.”

Community Meal Volunteers at St. Alban’s Anglican Church

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a hot meal. There is something even more healing about serving that hot meal to others and to making nutritious and delicious food available to those in need. Every Tuesday evening, members of the Community Meal Volunteers at St. Alban’s Anglican Church open their hands and hearts to the poor, lonely, homeless and depressed in order to create a safe space where everyone is welcome to sit down together for a community meal. The volunteers never fail to show up every Tuesday. They have been serving over 150 guests every week since 1997. There are volunteers who set up the hall, serve the meal, prepare the food in the kitchen, wash the dishes, greet the guests, do the laundry, and help clean the hall. Their caring hearts and hands are matched with warm and welcoming smiles. In short, they do everything that is required to create a comfortable and friendly environment for all the patrons of the community meal. While the volunteers are from various backgrounds and ethnicities, they serve as “one big family.”

Volunteer group at Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society

Since 1995, the Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society has contributed an astounding 40,000 volunteer hours to our local community. Whether it’s preparing conference materials for Richmond Mental Health workshops, working as traffic and signage elves at the Richmond Christmas Fund Drive-Thru, growing food for the Richmond Food Bank, writing greeting cards for senior home residences, or route marshalling for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide fundraising event, this volunteer group is always happy to lend a hand wherever help is needed. And that’s just a small sample of their contributions from the past 10 years. This hard-working group also provides mental health consumers with the chance to join mutually supportive peer networks and to empower themselves by contributing to the community in a meaningful way.

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Honours youth volunteers under 25 years of age. Two awards are presented. Beini Yin Future young leaders have Beini Yin to thank for raising the bar on youth leadership. She has dedicated her volunteer career to showing youth that they can make a real and lasting impact in our community. Founder and president of J.N. Burnett Secondary School’s Breakers that Believe club, an organization which encourages youth to volunteer, Yin’s vision ensures that students will have opportunities to engage in volunteering and that they will have supportive peer networks in which to do so. The important work that she does will cultivate a sense of volunteerism in youth that they will no doubt keep with them throughout their lives, the effects of which will be felt throughout Richmond for years to come. This is just a small sample of the work she does in the community. It is rare to see such a level of ambition and achievement from anyone, let alone someone who is only in Grade 11. “It’s such an honour (to accept this award),” said Yin. “I hope more hyouth will continue to volunteer and help to make a difference.”

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ISSUE # 31 APRIL 2015

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file photo Richmond’s Move for Health Week returns May 4-8. A Wee Walk Celebration on Friday May 8 at 10 a.m. at Minoru Park

Community recreation can be the key to active aging in Richmond The key is to keep on moving by Carol Lepine

… getting active with my family Friday, May 8 — Minoru Park Wee Walk Celebration 10:00 a.m. – noon

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taying physically active and engaged in life can significantly improve quality of life for people as they age, according to the International Council on Active Aging. There is clear evidence that social relationships and physical exercise can help buffer depression, promote mental health, and help older adults cope with stressful situations. A number of factors may influence activity levels while aging, including illness, chronic conditions, past and current activity levels, and injuries, according to Debbie Hertha, the City of Richmond’s Seniors Wellness Coordinator. But, she says, staying active often comes down to simply getting up and out of your home every day. As an example of active aging, Hertha shares the story of Jane, 62, an immigrant from the Philippines. Jane keeps her body and mind active with regular fitness classes at Minoru Place Activity Centre, walks with her family, healthy eating, playing music, bird watching, yoga, gardening, entertaining and travel. This has not always been the case, as in 2012 Jane underwent surgery to remove her right kidney due to cancer. The following year a diagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a partial mastectomy, eight chemotherapy treatments and 22 radiation sessions before Jane was able to return to her active lifestyle. When asked what helped her battle the depression, fatigue and

pain associated with her illnesses, she shares, “To always stay positive, be around people you love, seek professional advice, and keep your faith going.” Mary, a spry 89 year old, is a great example of active aging says Donna Bishop, fitness coordinator at Steveston Community Centre. According to Bishop, Mary has been attending regular fitness classes at the Centre since 1999, rarely missing a session. When not attending a fitness class she can often be found outdoors, walking around Garry Point. Regular exercise allows Mary to cook her own meals, garden, live in her own home, volunteer, and care for her cat. Mary has never driven a car, and makes active transportation part of her daily routine. The key, Mary says, is to “keep moving.” Structured fitness classes are not the only way to keep active, according to Bishop and Hertha. Joining a club or group, for instance, connects older adults with peers who share a common interest, thereby contributing to wellness by reducing social isolation and loneliness. Programs delivered through community centres offer that much needed social component along with ways to stay physically and mentally active. To learn more about active aging, check out Richmond’s Move for Health Week, May 4-8. Older adults are invited to take part in the Wee Walk Celebration on Friday May 8 at 10 a.m. at Minoru Park, an intergenerational event where you can explore dozens of activity stations designed to encourage healthy active living for people of all ages. Find out more at moveforhealth. Carol Lepine is a fitness and wellness co-ordinator at the City of Richmond.

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sports Sun wins title

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The future seems bright for 10-year-old Richmond golfer Freddy Sun. The youngster won the 10-andunder boys’ division title after back-to-back rounds of 73 at last weekend’s Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Kikkor Classic at Surrey’s Morgan Creek Golf Club. Sun, who was among 122 junor golfers in the field, said he “struck the ball very well and managed to make many birdies.� He added that the course was in good condition and very challenging. The event’s next stop is at the Pagoda Ridge Golf Course in Langley April 25 and 26.

The Richmond Field Hockey Club hosted Delta Falcons in an exciting junior girls’ match last weekend at Minoru Park. The Richmond club, with 10 teams, has just started its spring season which continues through to June. Don Fennell photo

Richmond Minor settles on coaching team On the heels of the announcement earlier this week that Derek Chichak will become head coach of its Midget A1 team, Richmond Minor Hockey has appointed Mike Ikeda as head coach of the association’s Midget A2 for the 2015-16 Season. Ikeda was head coach of the Bantam A2 last season. With him behind the bench, the team began the season in Flight 8 and finished in Flight 5—a remarkable accomplishment. Equally impressive was the fact that team entered four tournaments and came away with three championships. lkeda has been a Richmond Minor Hockey Association head coach since 2008. He was an assistant coach of the University of B.C. Varsity Hockey Team from 2004 until 2008. Prior to coaching at UBC, Ikeda worked as a Vancouver Giants’ player scout (2000-2002) and was a professional hockey player in the Japan Ice Hockey League (August 1994 to March 1998). Before his time in Japan, he was a UBC Varsity player (1989 – 1993) and a Junior ‘A’ player for the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (1986 to1988). “We are excited that Mike has agreed to take on this new challenge and we know that his coaching style will be a great match for the assignment,� said Richmond Minor Hockey president Carolyn Hart.


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Chuckers relish in start of baseball season Opening weekend included re-opening of Latrace Field by Don Fennell Sports Editor Outside of a persistent wind, a picture-perfect day greeted the Richmond baseball community for opening day Saturday at Latrace Field. Coinciding with the official opening of new sports fields at Minoru Park, the new Latrace Field has become Richmond’s first artificial turf baseball field and is designed to also accommodate soccer, field hockey and lacrosse. Baseball Canada president Ray Carter was among the dignitaries, who called it an honour to be celebrating the opening of only the second artificial baseball park (the other being at UBC) in Western Canada. Carter was especially pleased, however, to be included because of his longtime affection for Bob Latrace, for whom the field is named. “I coached against Bob for many years and I can tell you he was a fine coach, baseball person and more than that a great man,” said Carter. Since taking over as president of Richmond City Baseball last October, John Braaten and his colleagues have spent countless hours working to advance the game locally. He said the association is dedicated to grassroots and nationally-structured programs incuding Rally Cap T-ball was was introduced two seasons ago, and to the Grand Slam program for Tadpole Division players focusing on early skill development. Winter baseball programs and the possibility of introducing the game to physical education classes is also being explored. Richmond’s Midget AAA Chuckers also helped make opening weekend that much more memorable by taking both ends of a Sunday double-headler versus Cloverdale, wining 5-3 and 5-4. The Chuckers host Nanaimo in a twinbill this Sunday at noon at 2:30 p.m.

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Don Fennell photo Joined by Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Troy Latrace threw out the first pitch Saturday in the official re-opening of Latrace Field in Minoru Park. The field is dedicated in the memory of Latrace’s father Bob who was a great contributor to baseball in Richmond.

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There are so many options for toilets these days, how do I know which to choose? Brad. Richmond BC Well Brad, as the saying goes…. ”to each his own throne.” Well…. it’s a saying now…. There are many manufacturers in the market place today. When we supply toilets for customers we stick to brand name products, like American Standard, Kohler, Toto etc. In some cases, these toilets may be more expensive than others you may find on special at your local hardware store, and I am not making any claim either way as to the quality of those toilets, but we all know you get what you pay for. I remember supplying a price to a friend of mine for a new one piece toilet. I told him the price was $350.00. He told me that was cheap. I said, cheap, that’s a lot of money to most people. His answer was, “for something I will use several times a day, and have for the next 30yrs. That’s cheap.” Like most of you… I never thought of it that way… but he does have a point. Don’t forget that the City of Richmond will give you $100 per toilet you replace in your home to a maximum of 2 toilets. Visit our website, and click on the link for your local municipality.

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Why does fluoride help reduce dental cavities?

There are a couple of reasons why fluoride is an effective protective agent for tooth decay and there is lots of scientific evidence for these effects. The first reason is that it strengthens the teeth by significantly reinforcing tooth enamel. This naturally makes the teeth less susceptible to the acid attack by cavity-causing bacteria. Our teeth are made of a mineral called hydroxy apatite. When the pH of our mouth environment drops below 5.5, which occurs regularly when food is present (especially sugars – sucrose, fructose, lactose, etc.) our hydroxy apatite demineralises (begins to dissolve). This happens in everybody on a daily basis because of the bacteria present in our mouths. However, when fluoride is present during the remineralisation process, when the pH rises again, the hydroxy apatite mineral molecules combine with fluoride molecules to form fluorapatite within the tooth enamel structure. Fluorapatite by contrast is a harder mineral and does not begin to dissolve or demineralise until the pH in our mouths drops below 4.5. Consequently as the pH in our mouth naturally cycles, when fluoride is present, our teeth are re-mineralizing at pH between 5.5 and 4.5 instead of demineralising. Therefore this pH window allows maturation of the enamel making it stronger. The second reason why fluoride is a protective agent is that it also inhibits the ability of the cavity-causing bacteria to produce acid in the first place, and it reduces the ability of acid producing bacteria to stick to our enamel. Fluoride comes in lots of different forms and concentrations. The most common are 0.243% over the counter varieties of neutral sodium fluoride tooth pastes or gels. Rinses are normally 0.05% concentration. Prescription toothpaste (yes, there are such things for those people who need it) are 1.1% concentration. Dental offices also have higher 5.0% concentrations to apply as a varnish directly to the teeth. This latter variety is proving to be the most effective preventative application of fluoride and more of these products are becoming available. Some people are concerned about fluoride and its potential toxicity. Yes, it’s toxic but at super high concentrations which are actually impossible to produce in any municipal water supply. We do not have fluoridated water in Vancouver but many communities in Canada do and many others have it naturally occurring in their water supplies.

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There are many reasons why someone might not be able to get pregnant. In some cases, it is due to an imbalance of hormones, non-regular cycles, among other factors. Recently, there have been some supplements that have shown promise. Most recently, one study increased the pregnancy rate from 10% to 33% in women after 6 months of continued use on chasteberry, arginine, and green tea. Chasteberry is known to help with hormonal imbalances and can regulate an irregular cycle. Along with arginine and green tea, the basal temperature was significantly increased to 98F during the luteal phase of the cycle and increased mid-luteal phase progesterone. Some of the better brands of these supplements are Medi Herb Chasteberry, AOR Arginine, and AOR Green Tea capsules, all at twice a day regimens. I also recommend Thorne Co-enzyme Q10 as a high dose anti-oxidant for increasing fertility. Alongside these supplements to increase fertility, a proper prenatal vitamin is very important. I prefer whole food vitamins, which provide optimal nutrition for moms and babies. An example is Innate Trimester 1 and 2, or Trimester 3 and Post. Lastly, a proper omega 3 to provide DHA for brain development is also important. Consider Nordic Naturals Omega DHA. To learn more about increasing your chances of pregnancy, contact the pharmacists at Pharmasave Steveston Village!

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Q: Who is considered the legal informant and can apply to administer my estate if there is no will/executor?


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A: Blepharitis is inflammation that affects the

We always encourage adults of any age to have a will in place. When this is not the case, the following applies; The Spouse or Common Law Spouse (of two consecutive years) is the first person who can apply to administer your estate. If they are unwilling or unable then one or more of your relatives can apply, according to the priority set out by law. If they also are unwilling or unable, any other person who may be appropriate could apply such as a friend. The Public Guardian and Trustee, as Official Administrator for the Province of BC might also apply to administer your estate in some circumstances; for example, if your estate is insolvent or if no one else is willing to act as Administrator.

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Q: What is blepharitis? eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis commonly occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction. This leads to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids. Some systemic conditions that can cause blepharitis include; rosacea, allergies (to eye medications, contact lens solutions, or eye makeup), and seborrheic dermatitis. Treatment options are available for blepharitis, most commonly including artificial tear therapy with lid hygiene.

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Before you start an exterior painting project, what are the essential steps you need to take in order to ensure that your paint job lasts?

The most critical part of ensuring a long lasting exterior paint job is the preparation work to be done before you get to the finish coat application. Below are the key steps of preparing your home to ensure a long lasting final product: 1. Ensure your substrate is in good condition. Problems such as wood rot will cause paint to fail within months of application. You can check for rot by pushing a pencil into the wood and if its soft and the pencil goes through the wood you will need to have small repair work done first. 2. It is critical that the substrate you apply product to is thoroughly cleaned. Pressure washing siding removes pesky dirt and grease which interfere with proper adhesion of the finish coat. 3. You will then need to wait a week for the substrate to dry out and then give special attention to areas of peeling and flaking paint. These areas need to be thoroughly scraped and sanded to ensure a firm surface for your finish coat. Make sure to remove any dust caused by sanding. 4. Some surfaces will require application of a primer to ensure there is something for the finish coat to bite too. This will depend on the surface and the finish coat product. 5. If you see any cracks or holes, you must fill these. Latex caulking is advised for most cracks, while exterior spackle will help fill any holes in your substrate. 6. The final step before the finish coat is to make sure you choose the correct product. There are many different paint and stain options to choose from. The choice of paint depends on what was applied previously, the type of surface and the look you are going with. Feel free to contact us for assistance with understanding these steps in more detail.

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do people of all ages need Q: Why to see a Chiropractor?


A: Life is full of minor and major traumas that

A: Myth: Assessed value should equate to market value.

occur daily and also much stress. Right from birth, children have numerous falls and tumbles and as they age, get involved in various sports which can cause misalignments in the spine. As we get older we may be involved in car accidents, have poor posture, fatigue or repetitive strains from work. These can all negatively affect the spine and nervous system and prevent us from achieving optimal health and wellness. This is why it is so important to have your spine checked throughout your life. Call Richmond Family Chiropractic today for a complimentary consultation — we always accept new patients.

Dr. Bonnie Chuter

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Reality: While most provinces support the concept that assessed value approximates estimated market value, this often is not the case. Examples include when interior remodelling has occurred and the assessor is unaware of the improvements, or when properties in the vicinity have not been reassessed for an extended period. Nearby development of external properties which block views or create increased nuisance may negatively affect value and the Assessors have not caught up. Assessments date of valuation is July of the previous year so an appraisal performed in October of 2014 can be 15 months in variance to the date that the Assessor is using. Assessors utilize inventory based on the last time a human actually visited the property and that could be years ago. If the inventory is now changed then the Assessor may not be aware of those changes and this is not reflected on your file.

Daniel Jones AACI, P.App., RI, FRI, CRP

Owner & Managing Director

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Q: Will my hearing get worse if I

Last month I listed the bills that can be found in circulation that may have value. This month I promised to do the coins. In coins there was the 2005 P non-magnetic penny which for awhile was selling for $5,000 and more. For the year 2006 there were 6 different types of pennies. The differences are the markings under the Queen’s portrait. One version still sells for $50 and up. In 1973 there was a 25 cent commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the R.C.M.P. It came with two different portraits of Queen Elizabeth. The common portrait is smaller with the beads away from the edge. The scarce variety (called Large Bust) has the same portrait as 1971, 1972 and 1974. It has a larger portrait with the beads up against the edge. Jim Richardson In the 1992 125th Provincial quarter series there are 4 different quarters Western Coin & with die rotations that can make them worth up to $1,000 each. A die Stamp rotation is identified by flipping your coin side to side. The correct axis is both sides facing up. A 90 degree turn on any coin starts at $400. A coin with a 180 degree turn (ie: the opposite side upside down) starts at $600 - $1,000. The same rotation occurs on some 1999 Millennium quarters as well as a different portrait of the Queen. Again these quarters can be #2-6380 No. 3 Rd. worth up to $500. We have special sale prices on both the Charlton government paper money Richmond, B.C. and Charlton Canadian coin catalogues. Only $9.95 each, this is a savings of more than 50 percent. With these two catalogues you can now see all Email: the scarce and rare versions of these bank notes and coins and tell them apart from the common versions.


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don’t wear hearing aids?

A: The answer to this question is that the progression of your hearing loss likely occurs due to aging regardless you are wearing hearing aids or not. However, using hearing aids will keep your cognitive function high. Seniors with the hearing loss choose not to wear hearing aids are high risk populations for cognitive impairment e.g. dementia, depression etc. Speech signals are invisible work-out for your brain. Using hearing aids will stimulate your hearing nerves and hearing centers of your brain. “Use it or lose it” principle applies to your hearing system. The longer the hearing nerve is without stimulation, the less active your brain becomes in processing sounds. So, the bottom line is that your hearing will likely and gradually get worse over time wheatear you wear hearing aids or not. But your ears need proper exercise like your other body parts. Hearing aids provide sound stimulation and keep your ears function optimally.

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: Did you know you can arrange for your favourite charity to receive a donation in the event of your death? A gift of life insurance is an easy and economical way to make a charitable contribution − a lasting testimonial of your care and concern. “There are a number of ways to provide for a gift of life insurance. The method you choose will depend on your preferences and circumstances,” says Daniel Wang, expert at The Co-operators. 1) The most common method of using life insurance to benefit a qualified charity is to simply “gift” a life insurance policy you no longer need to the charity. You can transfer ownership of the policy to a charity of your choice and receive an immediate income tax receipt for the cash surrender value of the policy. One benefit to you: A gift of life insurance may allow you to make a larger gift than you could make from your current disposable income. 2) A different option is to buy a new policy and sign it over to your charity. Again, if you make your charity the owner of the new policy, you will be entitled to tax receipts for any premium payments you make. 3) You might also choose to make the charity the beneficiary of a policy without transferring ownership. At the time of your death the charity will receive the policy proceeds and the tax benefits will accrue to your estate. There is so much to think about when planning for the future, it’s a good idea to consult an insurance professional for advice on matters pertaining to estate and gift planning. If you have any questions or want the full details about this type of coverage, please call your Co-operators financial advisor, Daniel Wang.

Why does the Appraiser value the property differently from our Assessments?

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The Harper Conservatives, with their so called “tough on crime” penchant, have a nasty habit of writing Charter of Rights and Freedom breaking Bills that fail time and time again. This costs countless millions of dollars and wastes the time and resources of our Supreme Court, not to mention the costs for companies like mine vainly trying to keep up with moving legal targets. And the Cons are continuing down this lunatic path with utter garbage Bills like Bill C-51, the now infamous spy bill. With their majority in the House of Commons, Bill C-51 will no doubt pass and will hit the Supreme Court wall yet again - and we will all have to bear the cost yet again…and again... And where are our local Richmond Harper Con MPs in all of this? One of them is no doubt chowing down shark’s fin soup, the other your deity of choice only knows. But not one of them has spoken up against this lunacy...ever...! Time for a new federal government please. Even Harold Steve’s cows would be a distinct improvement over the current crop of mindless sheep kowtowing to Harper’s every crazy whim.


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Panoussi is the epitome of curling fraternity

It’s a pilgrimage that the likeable Aussie has made annually for the better part of a decade simply for the love of the game.

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more than to help his team win the men’s title at this weekend’s international bonspiel at the Richmond Curling Centre. Last year, his team finished at 4-3. But as competitive as Panoussi may be internally, his willingness to sit on a plane for 17-plus hours—during a 13,203 kilometre journey—speaks as much to his love for his fello wplayers, with whom he’s established lifelong friendships, as the game itself. It is for individuals

like Panoussi that Jim Schumann, Jim Mann, Wayne Braun and others established the affectionately-referredto PIC in 1999. But it’s also equally because of individuals like Panoussi that the PIC continues. And will continue to grow. “It’s a celebration of sport and fellowship,” PIC chairman Jim Schuman says of the event, which brings together club champions from various countries around the world, as well as from the U.S.

Chattels are items of personal property in a home ‘by their own weight alone’, though they might be connected by pipes and wires. Examples : fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher Fixtures are items that have been attached to the property, becoming part of the home itself. Examples: built-in shelving, wall to wall carpet, light fixtures, Tv’s on wall brackets, built in vacuum systems with accessories, garage door openers with remote controls, alarm systems RE/MAX Westcoast In an offer to purchase, Buyers and Sellers must be clear about 110-6086 Russ Baker Way, which items the Seller will leave behind, and which fixtures (if any) they can remove. There is a huge grey-area between chattels Richmond, BC V7B 1B4 and fixtures, so make sure that the contract is clear to everyone Whether you are buying OR selling, leave nothing to interpretation, make it clear in writing. If you are in doubt, spell it out in the offer, whichever side you are on. Here is just one rule to guide you .....if you need a tool to remove the item, it is probably a fixture and needs to be clarified. Once a contract is signed by all parties, changes are not a ‘given’. Pet Friendly Real Estate Before you sign, ask the questions .... If a mistake happens, or there is any uncertainty, it can prove very costly at possession time.

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Cleaning your BBQ is always a big task especially if you only do it once a year. If you can find time to do it more often, the build-up of grease, food, and deposits doesn’t become overwhelming. I always start by cleaning the inside of the BBQ by putting a pan of water on the grill and turn on one burner to start the water to steam. The steam softens any build-ups inside the BBQ making them easier to come off. Once you have the water steaming for 10 minutes you can turn off the burners and let the BBQ cool down. I put on some rubber gloves and use soapy water, a non-metal scraping tool (such as a plastic drywall putty knife to prevent scratching my BBQ), a micro-fiber cloth, and a good dose of elbow grease. When cleaning the inside I remove my grease drip pan and put a mop bucket under the BBQ to catch the dirty water saving it from running all over my patio or into my grass. When inside the BBQ I give the burner tubes and diffusers a good examination to ensure there are in good order. The exterior of my BBQ is stainless steel so the simple act of wiping it down with a glass cleaner and micro-fiber cloth does wonders. By removing the dust and dirt that falls onto the exterior you will eliminate any contaminants that may leads to rust marks from showing up. Note that these rust marks are not “in” the stainless but “on” the stainless and by wiping them off the rust will be gone. I just clean stainless steel grates in my kitchen sink to get rid of the food and grease build-up then I transfer them to my dishwasher for one more good clean before putting my BBQ back together. If your BBQ has seen better days and it is time to replace it, or if you need to upgrade (or even downsize), please stop by the Richmond Firebox to see our selection.

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Don Fennell photo Matt Panoussi sweeps up a storm against California at an earlier PIC event.

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and B.C. As much as anything, the PIC is grassroots. It’s continuing mission is to grow the sport as much and as far as possible. And it’s because of individuals as passionate about curling as Panoussi that the sport is reaching new territories. The 2015 PIC continues through Sunday afternoon at the Richmond Curling Club. The international and B.C. finals are set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with the PIC finals at 1:30 p.m.



is teammates have changed through the years, but Matt Panoussi keeps making the trek from Australia to Canada’s West Coast every year to compete in the Pacific International Cup.

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Asbestos was commonly used in building materials until the late 1980’s. It was used in insulations, floor tiles, textured ceilings, drywall mud and many other areas. Asbestos that is left undisturbed and is not frayed or crumbling poses little health risk. When considering any renovations in pre 1990 homes it is always recommended that you have those areas sampled and lab tested by a qualified professional. If asbestos is found hire an asbestos abatement/removal contractor to safely remove all sources of asbestos in the area to be renovated. Your families health is worth the extra precautions and expense.

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West Coast modern in vibrant South Surrey


reeze, an award winning townhome community by Adera Development, blurs the lines between the outdoors and indoors by reflecting West Coast living at its best. According to vice president of marketing and sales, Eric Andreasen, that means incorporating the convenience of a suburban lifestyle in the heart of what makes B.C. so beautiful: nature. The three-storey townhomes in the heart of South Surrey are suitable for professional couples, young families and downsizers alike. “It’s in a superb location, just a couple of minutes from Morgan Crossing Lifestyle Center, shopping galore, access to beaches, the border is a stone’s throw away, you can easily get downtown to watch a hockey game, and yet, the outdoors are all around you with plenty of nearby trails,” he says. For Breeze, it’s also about bringing that beauty and space indoors by having the kind of layout that suits a variety of lifestyles without feeling cramped or closed-in. “It’s all efficient, open spaces, that gives people a real sense of home,” says Andreasen. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes are built with lasting style in mind, using modern architecture that reflects elements of the great outdoors. That’s why Breeze is rooted in a philosophy that celebrates the use of natural materials, including cedar detailing and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that let the outside, in. When walking into a Breeze home, guests will notice clean designs with sustainability in

mind, like the motion activated light switches, while large, open kitchen spaces and dining islands made of granite/quartz are perfect for gathering friends and family. “The cool thing is that you can modify anything,” says Andreasen, speaking of the unique function that allows buyers to customize their space. “Our personalization program, i.D. By Me offers a long list of customizable options. You don’t just get color choice A or B, you get to pick from a general color variations, alterations and upgrades – it makes the cookie cutter disappear from personal space.” i.D. By Me gives homebuyers the chance to be their own interior designer and ensure that Breeze is more than just a home – it’s a creation. From upgraded appliances in the kitchen, heated floors in the bathroom, or built in organizers throughout the home, Adera’s personalization

Breeze is a showcase for West Coast modern inspired architecture: clean, extended lines and planes, elegant & simple forms, and contemporary style.

Large, open kitchen spaces and dining islands to gather with family and friends for at-home socializing.

program offers a variety of choices and changes that can be made to fit any lifestyle, personality or budget. The West Coast Club is a stand-alone amenity

that serves as a 3,700 sq. ft social space and wellness center. There is a wide range of exercise equipment, a yoga room, infrared sauna and change room with shower, as well as a large chef ’s kitchen and expansive outdoor covered patios for entertainment. “You can meet your friends at the West Coast Club to sit and chat, turn on the TV in lounge, enjoy the gigantic outdoor deck with

a fireplace, relax, cook and have a couple of drinks at sunset,” says Andreasen. Homes at Breeze start in the low $300’s with less than 8 homes remaining. “We just released the gems of the crowd: our display homes,” he says. “They are the crème de la crème because they are designed to look as good as they possibly can.” The Sales Centre is open daily from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at #11 – 16223 23A Avenue in South Surrey. For more information, call 604-582-1113, email breeze@ or visit

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#306 - 8040 BLUNDELL RD • $249,800 VALUE, SPACE and LOCATION make this large 970 sq.ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, top floor suite a winner. Features include updated kitchen, baths, windows and a bonus of a large balcony with a tranquil outlook. Super central location close to shopping, recreation, schools and transportation. A SWEET GOOD BUY!

23740 DYKE RD

South Arm. Brand new waterfront home! 2-5-10 warranty. Blue Heron Marina Estates. 4 bdrms, 4 baths 2,500 sq.ft. Own a boat or not – this is one of the smartest marina properties in the Lower Mainland. Waterfront living with incredible river views & gorgeous sunsets. Features exquisite use of real hardwood plank flooring, leading edge technology in its kitchen, top of the line appliances. Features your own private elevator, high ceilings, high end finishing throughout, a security system monitoring your home & boat in front if needed, close to shopping & city centers all around. Easy access to North Arm of the Fraser River. Fresh water location, excellent for fishing and boating, holiday living all year round! Located in Richmond on the New West border! Take Westminster Hwy to Boundary Rd, South to Dyke Rd. 2 minutes from Starlight Casino and the Walmart Supercentre Mall.

TOTALLY UPDATED • HUNTLY WYND • Asking $709,000 HUNTLY WYND, known for its beautiful landscaping OPEN SATURDAY 11am-1pm OPEN SAT & SUN and amenities in this 19+ complex. Clubhouse w/ 11am - 12:15 pm indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, billards and guest

suite. Secure gated 24/7 concierge. Just listed! End unit which has been totally renovated, like new! 3 bdrm plus family rm or 2 bdrm plus loft & family room, 2.5 baths, 2,100 sqft 2 gas Fpl. Entertainment size patio off kitchen looking onto scenic ponds w/ fountains and lush green space creating a private oasis close to all city amenities. Many features to list, #16-6600 LUCAS RD new furnace, HWT, new appliances, hardwood flrs, kitchen and baths. A spacious master bdrm, oversized ensuite, plenty of storage space, incl the finished top floor attic/loft. 2 parking.

PENTHOUSE! • RICHMOND CENTER • Asking $1,098,000 2200 sqft, 3 bedroom/den & office/den with an impressive entry to this lovely 2 level home. 16th & 17th floor you’ll be in awe of the 180° view looking south from Mount Baker to Vancouver Island. $100,000 just spent in upgrades, features an entertainment sized living and dining area, 26 foot arched living room window w/motorized remote control blinds. Pride of ownership with high end #1605-8811 LANSDOWNE RD finishing throughout. Fabulous floor plan, spacious kitchen with eating area, 3 car parking & locker. Well managed complex. 2 guest suites, rec room and pool. Original owners. You will love this!


SOUTH ARM PARK • 2 BEDROOM CONDO •Asking $259,800 Richmond’s best kept secret STORNOWAY! A well managed complex in top condition, border’s on South Arm Park! Freehold Strata adult complex 19 plus, 4 buildings on 4 acres of nicely landscaped property. 1,028 sqft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, has many updates throughout, crown mouldings, designer colours, fits house size furniture, large balcony with courtyard views. Includes electric firepl, storage locker, insuite #212-10220 RYAN RD laundry, secure parking. Maintenance fee includes water & sewer, heat, hot water, caretaker & rec facilities. No rentals! No pets! Very quiet & secure! You’ll love this unit & complex. Vacant!

Please call Randy Larsen at 604.290.2650 • 32 Years Experience!


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#35-3171 SPRINGFIELD DRIVE 3 Bedroom End Unit! Extensively updated, in and out! $508,800

Patrick Chan performs at oval, as 2 River Green launches World champion skaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition-worn outfit to be displayed at Richmond Olympic Experience by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

Just listed! This is an amazing opportunity to buy a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;like newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; townhome in a fabulous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;STEVESTON NORTHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; location! Over $80,000 has just been spent renovating this unit in and out, including full rainscreening, new double glazed vinyl windows and patio doors. Inside features brand new kitchen, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Both bathrooms completely redone, new engineered hardwoods on the main and all new carpeting on the upper floor. Fresh paint, crown mouldings and a new feature fireplace with electric insert. Shows beautifully throughout and you can move in right away! Just a 10 minute walk into Steveston shops, restaurants and Garry Point, 1 block to transit and 2 blocks to West Dyke trails. Call now for your private appointment to view!

World champion figure skater Patrick Chan joined Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and other members of council for Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groundbreaking ceremony at 2 River Green, the latest addition to the first phase of ASPAC Developmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; residential project that aims to be Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer to Coal Harbour. Featuring two waterfront towers, and a dock and pier directly out front that dip into the Middle Arm of the Fraser River, 2 River Green will feature more than 170 homes on the overall 27-acre site owned by ASPAC, another two of 25 towers that will eventually sprout from the grounds around the Richmond Olympic Oval over the next 10 to 15 years. Chan performed two numbers for invited guests from area elementary schools, as well as local dignitaries that included Couns. Bill McNulty, Linda McPhail and Alexa Loo. Chan presented his competition worn outfit from the 2011 World Championshipsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which he wore during the free program that helped earn him his first world titleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to the soon-to-open Richmond Olympic Experience, a museum showcasing Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Honestlyâ&#x20AC;Ś. Serving your family & friends

7660 MINORU BLVD #101 PRESTIGOUS â&#x20AC;&#x153;BENTLEY WYND" The perfect place to call home!!

link to the Olympics. Chan took the time to skate with members of Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connaught Skating Club and Kerrisdale Figure Skating Club, sharing his skating experience and inspiring them to follow their dreams. River Green was ASPACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first project, with six buildings having been completed in 2013.

Bob Schmitz

Sutton Group Seafair Realty W E S T M A R

Martin van den Hemel photo Patrick Chan skated at the oval yesterday.


OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1:30 - 3:30 QUILCHENA ~ 7491 ANVIL CRES ~ $1,018,000

IMPECCABLY landscaped grounds lead the way to this BEAUTIFULLY appointed suite. The interior is ELEGANT, SPACIOUS and supremely comfortable. Featuring: 2 HUGE bedrooms, 2 FULL bathrooms, 'Juliet' balcony and a PRIVATE COVERED DECK overlooking the lush gardens. BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN, Laminate flooring, NEW Paint $OPRVWVIRI6SDFH and Lighting Fixtures complete the perfect package. Parking for 2 cars, plus insuite and extra storage. Take comfort in the proactive strata council in a well run complex and live-in Caretaker. Fantastic CENTRAL Richmond location - close to everything!!

KAREN PARENT 604 273 3155 


Lovely TWO BEDROOM & TWO FULL BATHROOM suite in popular "PARK TOWERS". This spacious home (almost 1100sf) has been nicely renovated with NEW Kitchen and UPDATED Bathrooms! NEW windows facing Minoru Park and Covered balcony for ex%GUP%DWKV tra room and comfort. Relax in this well maintained Concrete building offering a unique lifestyle with every convenience at your doorstep. Amenities include: POOL, SWIRLPOOL & SAUNA and LIVE IN Caretaker. Fantastic Central Richmond Location is just steps to Richmond Centre Mall, Library and Skytrain. CALL KAREN PARENT 604 273 3155

This wonderful property backs out west onto a large open green belt. Some views of the north shore mountains from the sunny north and west facing sundeck. This home has been lovingly cared for and well maintained with various improvements over the years. Move right in with lots of space to grow and or accommodate your extended family too. This is a great location and a great home for the whole family. Quilchena Elementary & Burnette Secondary nearby. Call for your private viewing.

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Thompson salutes its volunteers Volunteers are treated to an afternoon barbecue at Thompson Community Centre as part of a volunteer appreciation event on Wednesday, April 15. The barbecue coincided with National Volunteer Week in Canada, April 12 to 18. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 21







CHILDREN ........................................80-98


EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587

LIVE-IN NANNY is req for fam of 4, 3 kids, Vancouver area. Flex. sched.

REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696 RENTALS ......................................703-757


AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862


FUNERAL HOMES Burial Plot For Sale

Ocean View Cemetery Burnaby, B.C. Accommodates one casket and one urn. Asking $10,500obo. Private Sale.



IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of

Margaret Stewart Esson Nov. 10, 1932-Apr. 17, 1985 “A mother holds her children’s hands for a while…their hearts forever.” Although 30 years have passed you are in our hearts and thoughts every day. Her Loving Family


LIVE-IN CAREGIVER (childcare) Call Ruel / Lanie 778-297-8881 or email:

CARDIFF, Janet (Waugh) Slipped away from this world into eternity with her Lord on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 78. Born in Bedeque, PEI, she lived most of her years in Richmond, BC, compassionately practicing nursing, specializing in Labour and Delivery. She will always be lovingly remembered by her children - Tom (Millie), Muriel (Terry) and Valerie (Peter); grandchildren - Joe, Anthony, Angelica, Cameron, Thomas and Elizabeth; and by an ocean of extended family and friends. Her kindnesses were many, her humour memorable, her hugs and baking legendary and her faith that guided her each step of the way. A Celebration of her Life will be on Saturday, April 25 at 2pm at Broadmoor Baptist Church, 8140 Saunders Rd, Richmond Donations gladly accepted to The Lung Association of BC in lieu of flowers.

In Loving Memory TRELEAVEN, Sheila Beatrice Nov. 5, 1923 - April 10, 2015 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother. She will be missed by her sons, James (Carolyn) and Dan (Glenda), daughter Joan (Wayne), four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great great grandson, her sister Phyllis, nephews, nieces and many dear friends. A celebration of life will be held on April 25th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Phone: 250-542-4333 Condolences may be offered at:





Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.



HOMESTAY FAMILIES Are you available to be a homestay family this summer? International students want to meet you and learn about your culture, while studying English. For more info; Call: 778-872-2195, or email:



Req: Carpenters, Helpers Labourers, CSO’s/OFA’s TCP’s, Cleaners $11-28/hr Work Today, Daily or Weekly Pay Apply 9AM to 2PM at: 118 – 713 Columbia Street

New West 604.522.4900


FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944


We are an industry leader of building products, located in Surrey, and we are growing. The team is hard working, the work environment is fast-paced with good people, and the benefits are excellent. Top notch warehouse worker / driver with a positive attitude, willingness to learn and ability to do heavy lifting is required for immediate start. Mon. - Fri. If you are dedicated, have leadership ability and are looking for good solid employment send your resume: Fax: 604-513-1194 Email:



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We Offer Above Average Rates!

We thank all applicants for your interest!




Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the SURREY area. Applicants must have a min 2 yrs industry driving experience.

To join our team of professional drivers please send off a resume and current drivers abstract to: For more info about Line Haul, call Bev, 604-968-5488


Only those of interest will be contacted.



Power sweeping,power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. Burnaby based. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Good driving record & abstract required. Experience and Air Ticket beneficial. Email: or Fax: 604-294-5988

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: or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889

Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.






MARINE .......................................903-920


SPRING Market Saturday, April 18, 2015. 7660 Minoru Gate. FREE ADMISSION. Buy Gently used items and home made crafts at this bustling market with baked goods for sale and a delicious BBQ concession. For more information please call 604-238-8450. This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces.





Excavator & Backhoe Operator Training. Be employable in 4-6wks. Call 604-546-7600.



Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff.



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Heating System Service Special

Only $89 including free hot water tank service! Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Plumbers


• Edging

• Hedge Trimming / Pruning

• Aeration / Power Raking

• Pressure Washing

604-908-3596 6 04-9 -908-3 -3596 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 164





FREE EST. Darrin 604-789-2206


Please apply at:


GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online







MIRACLE MOVING Licensed - Bonded - Fully Equip. Residential Commercial, 1-3 Men BIG OR SMALL MOVES Start $45/hr ~ All size trucks Free estimate/Senior Discount

#1 AAA Rubbish Removal 25 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service



Joe 604-250-5481



and I’m a Nice Guy! RENTALS

PETS 477

PITTBULL pups, born Feb 24th. Blue/blue brindle. Gotti/razors edge. $850-$1250. 604-765-0453





60 year old Royal Albert Old Country Rose tea set $150/obo Call 604-272-1092.







Abbotsford Exhibition Park

Personal and Corporate Taxes Accounting and Management Consulting Clean up past accounting records Year-end preparation, Setting up accounting Software Full Cycle Payroll, GST/PST/WCB Returns Raju Nanduri CGA 160 - 3031 Beckman Place Richmond BC. 778-688-2999



Drivers wanted...

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

A+ Lawn & Garden - Residential & Commercial services. 604.908.3596

JAPANESE PRO GARDENER Lawns, Power Raking, Hedges & Trees. Free Estimates 604-839-8856

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau

•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates

Brad 778-552-3900 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

ESTATE SALE, 10 to 4 on April 18 and 19 at 16023 10th Avenue, Surrey. Quality furniture, collectibles, pictures, dishes, Hammond organ etc.

Running this ad for 10yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299


2 coats any colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint.

Old Country Rose & Memory Lane pieces.


NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring.


The Scrapper

Phone 604-859-7540



~ SUNDAYS ONLY ~ 6 am to 4 pm




Accounting & Tax Services


2010 CADILLAC DTS 4 door, leather, fully loaded, excellent condition 29,800 km. $26,600 obo. Call 604531-8675




RICHMOND. 3371 Garden City Rd. 2 Bdrm suite nr Canada Line & bus station. NS/NP. 778-833-1869. RICHMOND - California Point. 3 Bdrm, walk to schools. Avail now. $1400/mo incl hydro/net/lndry. Can be furn’d. Call 604-278-9589.

UNDER $200


From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos



PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


Insured / WCB

~We accept Visa & Mastercard~



Plumbing • Electrical • Woodwork • Drywall • Bathrooms • Painting • Handyman • Textured Ceilings • FREE Quotes Door Repairs: Patio • Pocket • Bi-folds • Shower

Mike Favel • 604-341-2681

604 - 720 - 2009

#200-11251 River Rd.






Call 604-247-3700



Required by Fish Processing Plant for day shifts.

Home Service Guide


S&S Landscaping


advertise in the




Call George 778 886 3186

Plumbing * Heating * Electrical * Carpentry * Painting * Tiling All Types of Home Renovations, Maintenance or General Repairs around the house Guaranteed, with Free Estimate Fully Licensed, Insured, WCB

LAWN SERVICE • Residential / Commercial • Complete Fertilizing Programs • Rotary / Reel Cutting • Trimming



• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work


the richmond

Viewing at: Minoru Place Activity Centre on Sat, April 18th, 10am-3pm

7660 Minoru Gate


More info: 604-272-1092.

LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service Call Plumbing, Heating, Plugged Drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441


GUTTER & ROOF Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627




• All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • 604-657-9422

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Brads Junk Same Day Service. Affordable Rates! 604.220.JUNK (5865)

Full Service Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1-800-573-2928 CONCRETE FORMING, FRAMING & SIDING. 604.218.3064

VECTOR RENO’S Specializing in all interior & exterior home renovations & additions Call 604-690-3327

MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338



10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Call Aman: 778-895-2005



RICHMOND. Spacious newly reno’d 3 bdrm rancher, 4 appls, wall-towall, blinds, cov patio, storage, garage, prkg, fenced. $1650/m. N/P. May 1. 604-833-2103



Call Ian 604-724-6373 Power Washing, Gutters, Windows, Maintenance, Res/Comm. Lic/Ins’d. Free Est. Call Dean 604-839-8856 604 - 861 - 6060 We do tile roofs, gutters, windows, siding drvwy. WCB insured. Our #1 goal is to satisfy our customers. POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

Deliver the Richmond Review twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays. Must have reliable van (cargo preferred) or covered truck, a valid drivers license, and be willing to work early mornings.


SAND & GRAVEL SALES All types of sand & gravel 604-560-9255


353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS HANDYMAN CONNECTION HANDYMAN CONNECTION Handyman Connection - Bonded -Renovations - Installations Repairs - 604.878.5232

NEW & REPAIR. Bath & Kitch, flrs, tiles, moulding, dry-wall, painting, plumbing, wiring. Job guaranteed. WCB ins. Patrick 778-863-7100.



ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

ARBUTUS ROOFING & DRAINS Ltd We specialize in: F Shingle Roofing F Flat Roofing F Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs Residential / Strata

604 - 259 - 2482

FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505



3 YEAR OLD Dobi/Rotti male, FREE to good home. Moving. Prefer adult only home. Would make exc. guard dog. 778-856-1115 Abby CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 GERMAN Shepherd pups. Working line. Black & black/tan. 6 weeks old. $750. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On November 6, 2014, at the 10200 block of Hall Avenue, Richmond, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Richmond RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $59,393.50 CAD, on or about 12:16 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2015-2756, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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Visit our website to check out and register for hundreds of parks, recreation and cultural programs.

Volunteers are Stars

kudos register

Henry Beh, Alex Wong and Lee Anne Smith. River Rock’s Chuck Keeling was master of ceremonies.

Julie Halfnights, Chris Evans and Natasha Jung try out the selfie stick that was given to each table. Rob Newell photos Councillors Carol Day and Alexa Loo applaud Richmond’s star volunteers.

Vinnie Yuen and Carleen Pauliuk line up a group selfie. Bhreandáin Clugston, Wayne Duzita and Michael Chiu share a laugh.

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

Ed Gavsie takes a selfie.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

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2015 604.231.9592

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