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Heard the one about the Englishman, the German-Iranian and a Speedo? As the World Cup kicked off this morning, some people will be wishing they hadn’t heard this particular tale, while others will be begging the Gods for England to take home the World Cup from South Africa for the first time since their controversial win over West Germany in the 1966 final. If the Queen’s XI manages to win the biggest sporting event in the world, barber shop

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owner and proud Englishman Iain Mackelworth has promised nearby coffee shop owner and adopted German Davood Khatami that he will run through Steveston village in only a Speedo bathing suit. The bizarre bet was struck as the pair traded jovial insults as to whose country would fare best in the month-long show of the world’s best soccer. Although, it appears that Mackelworth has already reneged on part of the deal — as Khatami said his local

rival agreed to run naked down Moncton Street if England won. “We were having a laugh in the shop one day and I told him that if England wins the World Cup then I’ll run down Moncton Street with just some tiny Speedos on. I don’t think I said naked,” said Mackelworth, who runs Steveston Barber Shop. “Maybe a pair of Speedos. That will be bad enough. “If we win it, there will be a bunch of us, about eight, who will run down Moncton with just our (underwear) on.”

But that’s not how Khatami remembers it. Khatami was busy decking out his Bean and Beyond café (which is just a goal kick away from Mackelworth’s barbershop) with almost every flag and colour of the World Cup-competing countries. “I’ve been arguing with him back and forth about the World Cup because he’s so British, isn’t he? And I’m not!” Khatami said. “He was showing me his see Khatami page 4

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Asian jerky Soo good Home-grown Richmond business celebrates 25 years As a labourer working a hardware assembly line, he wasn’t bringing in a lot of money. So when their friends and family kept raving about his young wife Soo’s pork jerky - a favourite chewy meat snack in their homeland of Malaysia - the entrepreneurial couple decided to see if there was a market for their product. Out of their modest, 700-square foot house on Princess St. in Steveston, Soo began to cook batches of her famous Asian-style jerky. The year was 1985. “We went to a store in Chinatown called the Mancheong to try out our recipe on their customers,” says Philip, who immigrated to Canada with Soo in 1974.“They liked it so much that the store owners asked us for more.” Two months later, their product was in a number of Chinatown stores. Soo Singapore Jerky Ltd. was born. “At that time, Chinatown was the only place where you could sell Chinese products,” says Wong.“We named our company after Soo, since it was her cooking that started it off.” Early on in their budding business, the couple began with two varieties of jerky — Singaporean and Malaysian-style beef and pork. “Our Chinese clients really liked the Asianstyle jerky because it is sweeter than North American jerky,” he says. They soon found themselves adding new items as the demand kept growing. “We slowly expanded, offering more choice and then we got into the shredded pork market,” says Soo, the creative mind behind the product line. Twenty-five years later, the mom-and-pop cottage trade has blossomed into a diversified manufacturing plant, producing more than 40 varieties of beef, pork and salmon jerky and a line of the frozen Asian meals. Flavours include wild salmon and South African style jerky, which is a little spicy. “My family and friends are my guinea pigs.”

They have also diversified into nearly two dozen different frozen Asian products, as well as ready-to-eat products such as barbecued pork, Filipino style Longaniza and Asian pork sausage. “I also have many more products in the early trial stages,” says Soo, who was recently nominated for an Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award. “I’m always testing new products,” Last year, the factory shipped 400,000 pounds of its jerky across Canada and down into the United States. The 30,000-square foot state-of-the-art building houses the production and warehouse for final products awaiting shipment. Today, the company is expanding once again – the fourth since its inception. “In the early 2000s, we purchased more property, which gave us more room for production and shipping,” says Soo. As business grew, so did her family. The couple’s sons, Joseph, 31, is the company’s assistant general manager and Jacob, 28, is the web guy as well as overseeing the running of both the office and food manufacturing plant. “They are both married, and we now have five grandchildren, ages six to three months,” says Philip. Both believe their success was born out of knowing their market and anticipated what their clients wanted. In the early days, both worked 12, sometimes 14 hour a day, seven days a week. “As time has gone on I’ve learned to delegate and take more time off to spend precious time with my family,” adds Soo. Philip is quick to add that another important component to their success is Soo herself. “She has always been eager to continue to learn more and strive to improve,” says her proud husband.“She welcomes challenges and is never afraid to try out new products.”

Owner Philip and Soo Wong are celebrating Soo Singapore Jerky's 25th anniversary here in Richmond.

There was never enough food to go around and chores were endless. Like many teens, Soo dreamed of breaking out of the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. With $100 in her pocket and a passion to escape her life, Soo made her way to B.C. Along the way she met Philip, a dreamer like her, one who wanted to one day own his own company. As Philip made a living first as a carpenter, then later as a labourer, Soo went abroad to study and research food development. Her studies took her to Japan, Taiwan and back to Malaysia. The rest, as the cliché goes, is history. Today, they are able to take more time off for leisurely pursuits because they have nurtured a team of dedicated staff to smoothly handle operations when they aren’t there. Meanwhile, Soo is a self-described perpetual gastronomic student. Never satisfied with the status quo, Soo keeps expanding her culinary repertoire. She’s taken numerous courses and workshops, honing her international cooking skills. Recently, Soo used her culinary prowess during the 2010 Winter Games at Quebec House, where she prepared and served French cuisine to visiting dignitaries. Today, both Philip and Soo agree that its challenges, going forward, are to sustain the business to pass onto the next generation.

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Students want view of nature, natural light BY ALAN CAMPBELL

Construction is underway at Richmond’s newest elementary school and students of Brighouse have every reason to gaze across with pride from their old school at the new one being built. Right from the get go, the students — from kindergarten to Grade 7 — have been involved in the design process with the architectural team from Busby Perkins+Will. Thanks to the kids’ input, natural light will flood into the school and each classroom window will have a view of nature. The kids also asked for the school’s corridors to be designed so as to make it easer for younger students to find their way and the halls to have specific “project” spaces set aside for children to work in. Jennifer Wint, of Vancouver-based developers Busby Perkins+Will, said the company has been thrilled to work with the students. “Construction began a few months ago and we’re now ready to take some of the students on a tour next week,” Wint said. “We’ll take them through the site and they will be able to see some of the design suggestions they made taking shape. “When their suggestions came in, there was a lot of emphasis on computers and technology, as was having plenty of windows. “Their current school is a bit of a maze right now, so way-finding in the new school is very important to them also. It’s very exciting getting them involved in such an important way.” The company’s project architect for the new city centre school, Julie Verville, said the students’ design ideas helped steer them in the right direction although not all ideas were feasible. One student asked to have slides from the second floor down to the playground, “…which was a good idea, but not one we can follow through, unfortunately,” Verville said. “All of the ideas were really, really interesting and very good for us also as it’s not going to be us that is there every day when it opens. Them being able to see nature from their classrooms is certainly not something that you would see in

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Clockwise, from left, an architect’s rendering of the new school, some of the design kids meet local politicians and one of the student’s sketches that emphasizes the need for nature and light. most schools.” Another student-generated design idea that has been incorporated was having a separate courtyard area for the kindergarten students. “At the end of it all, I think we’ve tried our best to listen to everyone and we’ve come up with a very user-friendly design,” Verville added. The school’s design will be unusual in that it will, in part, be two storeys high, with the higher rooms looking down onto “green roofs” on the floor below. And with the green theme also in mind, the school will get an “energy dashboard,” which will transmit data onto a giant screen in the reception area, allowing student and teachers alike to monitor their energy consumption in the school and set future reduction targets.

As well as forming an integral part of the school’s design team, the students are blogging frequently on the school’s website about the ongoing construction. Brighouse principal Adam Heeney is equally enamored by the way the students have interacted with the project, cementing an emotional and intellectual attachment to the design of their new school. “It’s absolutely incredible how they’ve got involved and the ideas they’ve come up with,” he said. “When this place opens, it’s going to be the environmentally greenest school in Canada. For them to know that they’ve had an actual hand in designing their own school will make it all the more special.”

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Continued from page 1 England flag and he was complaining that I didn’t have any England stuff up in my shop. So I struck a deal, I put an England shirt up on my wall and he said he’d run naked through the village. Now it seems like he’s backing down a bit. But I’ve already told my customers that he’s going to do that if England wins. That was the deal. He said he was going to do it, and I’m looking forward to it actually. It’ll be awesome.” Iranian-born Khatami — who’s German allegiance is due to ten years spent as a child living in Munich — hopes that Steveston can become Richmond’s Commercial Drive, refer-

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Aires if his team wins. “So, we have our own little Maradona here in Steveston in the shape of Iain,” Khatami quipped. The price of an England victory for Mackelworth aside, the barber admits he’ll have trouble cutting hair while the World Cup rages on. And such is his confidence in England, he’s even made arrangements for the shop to be closed on the day of the final itself so he and his English friends can cheer on their heroes to an historic win. “Most of the time we’ll

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With a population of about 193,000, Richmond has a rapid transit system that is less than a year old and already running at capacity during peak periods. Affordable housing is almost non-existent, farmland is being turned into estates for the rich to build mansions on, environmentally sensitive areas are threatened with encroachment and population growth is surpassing earlier projections. But the city has a strategy to deal with those trends. It’s called the 2041 Official Community Plan. “The big challenges are going to be managing growth the way people want,” says Terry Crowe, manager of policy planning for the City of Richmond. Now 11 years old, the city’s OCP is up for review. The city has held a number of open houses on the new plan, and has come up with some preliminary findings. Public transit, affordable housing and more parks are the three things people want to see more of in Richmond, according to the feedback the city has received so far. “The things they don’t want changed or lost is green space,” Crowe said. They also want to see Steveston Village’s unique heritage character preserved. The 2041 OCP will differ significantly from the previous one in two ways. For one thing, new climate action targets set by both

People, not surprisingly, would like to see more green spaces, such as this on Richmond’s dyke, according to preliminary findings from open houses held in regards to the City’s Official Community Plan.

the province and the city will have a big impact on future development and building standards. Also, a new 10-year social plan is being developed by the city parallel to the OCP. It will deal with things like affordable and seniors housing, child care, addiction services and will form part of the OCP. Another significant difference in the new plan is the way the city hopes to solicit public input. “We’re going to be using a new web site tool,” Crowe said. The city will post an online survey that allows citizens to respond to questions about the OCP. There are also plans for a dialogue box that will essentially allow citizens to carry on an ongoing dialogue. “It’s basically a blog,” Crowe said.

Crowe is hoping the new web tool — which isn’t up yet — will encourage more people to take a role in talking about the city’s long range plans. In 1999, the city projected Richmond’s population to hit 212,000 by 2021. “We’re going to pass that well before 2021,” Crowe said. The city centre area plan — which will form just one part of the new OCP — envisions the city centre’s population doubling, from 40,000 to 80,000, over the next 100 years. The Canada Line’s ability to handle that growth has recently been called into question. At peak periods, the rapid transit system is already running at capacity. “I think there were some really big mistakes made with the Canada Line,” says

Coun. Harold Steves, who sits on the city’s planning committee. “We’ve already got a bottleneck. TransLink has to come up with a solution.” Given the biggest concern about the Canada Line when it was being built was whether it would be used at all, Mayor Malcolm Brodie noted that over-use of the line is better than under-use. “It’s a good debate to have,” Brodie said. “I have no doubt that, overall, public transportation is a key part of any carbon reduction strategy, and if anyone is to meet their targets we need to have significantly more public transportation than we now have. “It is critical for sustainabily of the entire region that there be far greater investment in public transportation than there is.” Finding the space for parks and a new elementary school is one of the challenges that increased growth will create in the downtown core. Crowe said the plan calls for the creation of 200 acres of additional parkland in the city centre through developer contributions, and the city is working with the school district to find a site for a new elementary school, when it’s needed. Under the new OCP, city planners will have to take greenhouse gas emissions into consideration for all future development. Nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in Richmond (48 per cent) are caused by buildings; another 48 per cent is caused by vehicles.

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With roughly half its land base locked in the Agricultural Land Reserve, Richmond is limited in what it can do to accommodate more growth. One thing it can do, however, is increase density. The shopping mall is one area where the city hopes to see physical footprints maximized by going up, and Broadmoor Shopping Centre is the first to go in that direction. The mall has received the OCP and zonings changes it needs to reinvent itself. The plan allows for the mall area to go up to six stories, and the long range plan is to “pull” buildings to curbside, and put parking in back — a reversal of the ‘70s model of mall design. “The public wanted this big time because it would give them more shops,” said

Terry Crowe, manager of policy planning. Because the mall has multiple owners, the transformation is likely to occur in stages over many years. The first stage will be the redevelopment of Broadmoor Mall itself. First Capital Reality has received the city’s approval for a mixed-use development with a new Shoppers Drug Mart as a commercial anchor and up to 60 residential units. First Capital owns the Broadmoor Mall, where the Pioneer Pub is located. That portion of the mall is getting a facelift, but will remain largely intact. The west wing, however (just behind the PetroCanada gas station) will be redeveloped, with the new drug store going in, and residential development in behind, facing Dunoon Drive. Blaire Chisholm of Brook and Associates said the residential component will include roughly 10 townhouses and 50 condo

units up to five storeys high along Dunoon Drive. The new mixed-use development will be built to LEEDs standards, and may include geothermal heating. It will also provide two new bus shelters, bike storage and a car sharing service. Crowe said the city hopes to see other shopping malls in the city follow suit and maximize their footprints by going up in height. Coun. Harold Steves, who sits on the city’s planning committee, said he’d like to see the city doing likewise with its own community centres. He said the Steveston Community Centre is due for expansion, and he’d like to see the city using “airspace” to do it. Doing so would allow the city to provide more social services, like child care and affordable housing. “By going up in community centres, you can provide that affordable housing and utilize the air space that’s not being used at all,” he said.

The City of Richmond has reinstated a bylaw aimed at shutting down marijuana grow operations and fixing any related electrical fire hazards. The city had temporarily suspended its Electrical Fire Safety program, after the Appeal Court of B.C. allowed an appeal of a similar bylaw in Surrey that was found to be unconstitutional because it allowed for warrantless searches of people’s homes. The city’s legal staff have since determined the bylaw complies with the law, as the bylaw had been tweaked after an earlier court ruling. Fire and city inspectors give homeowners notice to schedule a voluntary inspection, if their electrical consumption suggests they may have a grow op. If the homeowner does not agree to a voluntary inspection, the city obtains a search warrant.



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Noise task force remains to lobby federal authorities carbon footprint. Based on the city’s Richmond O Zone experience, the Salmon Festival has adopted a composting and recycling program. There will be a dozen stations around the festival grounds for people to sort and discard their garbage for proper composting or recycling. The Salmon Festival will also feature a special “green zone,” including displays from the City of Richmond and other organizations to help promote positive environmental practices such as waste reduction, curbside composting, energy efficiency, and more. There will be information about community gardening, or how you can grow your own food at home. Thanks to visitor feedback, the Festival has added a secure, free bike and stroller parkade. There will be two locations — east of the Steveston community police station and on the north side of Steveston Park inside the baseball diamond. The Steveston Salmon Festival is organized by volunteers to honour Canada Day. Last year, nearly 100,000 people attended. This year will feature all the main favourites including the pancake breakfast, parade and our famous salmon bake, which last year served over 2,300 plates of fresh wild sockeye salmon expertly cooked over open alder wood fire pits. Other features include the Japanese cultural show, food fair and a youth rock fest

Salmon Festival hits 65

Canada’s biggest little birthday party — the Salmon Festival — has a lot to celebrate. This year the festival turns 65 and is looking pretty good for a senior citizen. The 2010 theme is “red goes green” and will include a number of initiatives to help reduce the city’s

featuring local bands as well as a skateboard competition. The main stage will be hosted by Rick Duff, general manager of the River Rock Resort with three headline acts: Andrew Allen, The Jardines, and Georgia Rain. The day begins at 6:30 a.m. with the pancake breakfast. The Children’s Bike Parade takes off at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by the Canada Day Parade at 10 a.m., which starts at Garry Point Park and ends along Moncton Street at Railway Avenue. For complete details including a schedule of events, parade map, road closure notice and parking information, or to find out how


The final salvo from the Richmond Airport Noise Citizens Advisory Task Force went off with more of a squeak than a bang. The task force — which was set up in 2008 to investigate noise issues, mainly on flight approach paths — was expected to be wound up this year, after tabling a long list of recommendations for city council to endorse and subsequently present to the Vancouver Airport Authority. But after a lengthy discussion at Monday evening’s general purposes committee at city hall, the task force was given yet another stay of execution. This time, the task force will remain intact to allow it to lobby aviation authorities at a federal level, where it feels the changes need to happen for any recommendations to be effective. City council also agreed — after hearing that Toronto’s Lester B Pearson Airport has an aviation enforcement officer who conducts 400 investigations per year into night-time flight violations — to recommend to YVR that a person be put in place to investigate and enforce noise complaints.

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In 2003, the Richmond School Board made some very tough choices. It closed five schools and sold off some of the property. It was unpopular, but necessary to bring the budget in line with enrolment declines. Imagine how difficult the most recent school budget process would have been had the board not decided to bite the bullet back then. According to a comptroller general’s report from the Ministry of Education, the Vancouver School Board failed to make those kinds of tough choices and is now facing a financial crisis. If that’s true, then school trustees in Vancouver may pay the price at the polls in the next election. But maybe not. This report may also be seen as a great diversion for the Liberal government because it deflects blame for what is essentially a funding shortfall from the province. Every school district in B.C. is saying the same thing: The funding they are getting is not enough to keep up with costs. Surely not every single school board in B.C. is inept. B.C.’s secretary treasurers calculated public education in B.C. is currently under-funded to the tune of $300 million a year. Meanwhile, the province is steaming ahead with all-day kindergarten, when school trustees are warning that there isn’t enough money to deliver what we have now. An interesting post-script to the VSB report is that Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid cut short a meeting with Vancouver trustees Tuesday. The reason? She had to be in Richmond for a photo op that included a whole bunch of CPR dummies. What does it say when the minister of education cuts short a meeting with a school board she has just tarred and feathered to spend time with a bunch of dummies? We’re sure there’s a joke there, but it’s really not that funny.

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The Editor, Re: “City wasting water as well,” Letters, June 9. In a recent letter, concerns were raised about the city running water at a number of hanging basket locations along No. 3 Road. In fact, the city is not using water unnecessarily. I am told that all of the hanging baskets in Richmond are now watered by automatic drip irrigation, the most effective water conservative system. When installing flower baskets along our main routes, the irrigation system must be operating. Programmed in blocks or zones, some lines will run for a limited time before all the baskets are in place. In addition, at the beginning of each season and prior to installation of the baskets, staff tests all systems to identify any of the small lines which are plugged. Early testing will prevent the later loss of whole baskets damaged as the result of blocked lines. With this technology, less efficient truck watering has now been reduced from daily to weekly, saving both water and cost. Weekly watering by truck is used to fertilize the hanging baskets as well as to water and fertilize other pots. The city hopes to soon add fertilizer injection into the drip irrigation system, thus completely eliminating the truck watering of hanging baskets. Richmond is well known for its beautification program which is managed with cost-effectiveness and sustainability in mind. Malcolm D. Brodie Mayor

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Meefurst: You’re driving me mad Most of a day back from two weeks’ vacation, and the only thing I’ve caught up on so far has been my stress levels. Of course, I got a helping hand from one of the scarier drivers we (almost) ran into on our drive down from Kelowna on Sunday. We met Mr. Meefurst in a road construction zone near Hope. Traffic on the freeway had slowed to a crawl as two lanes were forced to merge into one past a highways crew. It was slow, but fairly steady going, as drivers politely alternated the merge into the right lane… the left-lane cars each pulling in behind the right-lane cars next to them. That is, until Mr. Meefurst came along. You know this guy. You’ve run into him yourself from time to time – or at least, if you were paying attention, you didn’t quite run into him (although he can be so annoying sometimes that it might be tempting). Mr. Meefurst doesn’t believe in taking turns when it comes to merge. And I had turned up my lucky number: Mr. Meefurst was sitting in the car behind my right-lane counterpart. As I started to pull into what I reasonably thought was my merge slot, Old Man Meefurst lurched his vehicle forward, almost ramming the car ahead of him in his need to ensure that, not only was the gap between the two vehicles

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not large enough to admit my entry… but that I could clearly ascertain that there was no such space available. His eyes were bulging, his head bobbing like it had been disconnected from his rational circuits. He was pounding one fist on his side window, the other shaking menacingly at the air molecules between himself and his windshield. And he appeared to be bellowing. I think he was trying to explain something. I’m sorry that I couldn’t quite catch what he was trying to say through his closed window and mine. I feel sure I would have found his grunts and monosyllabic expressions of conversational English as entertaining as the rest of his display of adult interaction. I was tempted even then to consider the whole affair rather amusing. But experience has taught me to be not quite that stupid. The last time I actually gave in to the natural desire to express my amusement at another driver’s entertaining antics, I regretted it when I noticed him stepping out of his vehicle behind me at the next red light. I was lucky at that time to have been able to safely make an unscheduled right

turn, and promised myself that I would henceforth maintain my amusement at a safer distance. This time, doing my best to keep a straight face – and declining his proffered eye contact – I hung back and slid in well behind him, in the uncharacteristically long space that had been left there by the succeeding driver… who, I’m inclined to suggest in retrospect, perhaps had already witnessed some of Mr. Meefurst’s friendlier aspects. As we journeyed together, Mr. Meefurst and I, he yanked his vehicle back and forth between lanes, attempting to gain the advantage of a vehicle’s distance now and again. Sometimes, I could see him, apparently calmed down a bit, a few vehicles ahead… but as luck would have it, normal traffic would draw us closer together, and whenever he realized I was hot on his tail, as it were, he started dodging from lane to lane again, perhaps proving that he had deserved his place in line ahead of me. Somewhere along the way, he even stopped using his signal lights, perhaps hoping the element of surprise would give him some gain. When I turned into my exit in Langley, he was fully three cars – perhaps six seconds – ahead of me. He’d gained that much. Visit Bob Groeneveld’s blog, Editor’s Notes, at at www.

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Rosewood Village OK by me sary for the work to be completed. The lady who complained about this does not live in one of the affected apartments, but I do. The workers are doing a very good and thorough job, and any minor inconvenience will be worth it. The scaffolding is necessary to protect the stucco being replaced, and will be gone very soon. The men on this job are pleasant and friendly and have been a delight to have around. BC Housing does as good a job as possible where repairs and renos are concerned while staying within the budget set down for them. Do not take the complaints of a few as representative of all tenants. Some people are never satisfied. Jackie Stirling Richmond

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program to kill of the mosquito larvae in early spring. Garry Point is a magnet for people from all walks of life, it’s a shame that the mosquito’s are allowed to ruin it for everyone. A. Markling Richmond 06118093

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The Editor, I’ve been a regular visitor/user of Garry Point Park for a decade now, enjoying everything from kiting to cycling, picnicking and strolling the pathways. I went there earlier this week only to be driven out of the park by mosquitos! I think it’s time that Richmond did something about that. A good start would be to drain and keep drained that feces-laden swamp that appears there every winter. Yes, it’s lovely if we get a cold snap and it freezes enough for people to skate on. The one or two days that it may get cold enough to freeze that swamp doesn’t make up for the problems caused as the weather gets better. That swamp is a breeding ground for mosquitos, the long grasses make excellent homes for them. With the coming of summer once again comes the fears of things like the West Nile Virus, a nasty bit of work that mosquito’s are quite predominant in spreading, not only to people but also to animals and birds. So why doesn’t the City

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protesting any expansion of recreational services. All the items listed would, in my opinion, be the envy of any municipality or park user. This park is, for lack of a better term, a “multi-use suburban park” designed for varied activities. Construction of the basketball courts are well underway, and time will tell, but I very much doubt they will have an adverse effect on our neighbourhood. Eve Rollet de Darante may want to spend some time in the Richmond Nature Park so she can understand what a tranquil park is all about and reflect upon her abuse of a neighbour’s good name. Stephen E. Murphy Richmond

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Gander: A deadbeat dad? Continued from page 15 plans for a new community by the sea in Richmond. In fact, I think River Green is going to be a fantastic place to live. However, I am a bit concerned about the goose and its babies, and how they’re going to survive. And I’ve never seen the gander. As I said, the area is a very small slice of wilderness remaining between the road and the construction site: there really isn’t anywhere the gander could be hiding. If the mother goose is tied to her nest, how and what is she eating? Only once have I seen her away from the nest in these past weeks. As for the eggs, I’m concerned they won’t survive through all of the shaking that goes along with construction in Richmond. At the Richmond News office we all felt the Earth move on a regular basis, as they were pile driving for the Canada Line. I’m sure it’s no different at the construction site near the oval, and I wonder how

all that shaking could affect the eggs. (To say nothing of the noise and the pollution.) Should the baby geese survive to hatch, I’m concerned about their future. No. 1, until they learn how to fly, they will be stuck in a very small, contained area, attempting to search for food. I don’t see how they could safely walk across the construction site or the sand pile to get to the river. No. 2, apparently geese return to build their nests in the same place they were born, and I’m afraid that won’t be possible for these goslings. Their birthplace is going to be paved over in a heartbeat and that spells trouble for future generations. Obviously people in the know are aware of this goose, which explains the signs and the caution tape. I can only hope they’re keeping an eye out to make sure she and her babies survive. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.

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Introduced in 2005, the sixth generation of Porsche’s legendary 911 has received nothing but praise—and the new, seventh-generation car is even better. The 2010 911 design takes things up a notch from a car that was already impressive, offering cuttingedge technology, exceptional styling, and the lively, energetic feeling that 911 owners love so much. On the “low” end, there’s the

base Carrera, all-wheeldrive Carrera 4, and the glass-topped Targa 4, available in coupe and cabriolet body styles, and performance-tuned “S” versions. Then there are the top dogs. The GT3 RS is the model for a track-ready sports car, and the slightlyrelaxed GT3 brings that performance to the road. Then there’s the GT2 RS, boasting a ridiculous 620-hp and

a 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds. But none of them can really compare to the 911 Turbo, an iconic car for generations. As the name implies, the most beloved of 911’s comes with twin turbochargers bolted to its flat-six engine, leaving it sec-

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DriveTıme Speed: 0 to 100-km/h in 3.7

The 911 has never undergone a complete restyling—the unmistakable design has simply evolved, such that you can still see the resemblance between the newest and oldest 911’s. Meanwhile, the Ferraris, Corvettes, and Mustangs of the world have undergone major redesigns over their lifespans. It’s not the “whale tale” RichNow: June 11/10

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Continued from page 18 the Turbo or a base Carrera. Of course, if you’re a true Porsche aficionado you already knew all this; and if so, there’s not a lot more that I can tell you. So do yourself a favour and take a trip to Stuttgart, Germany, where you can check out the Porsche Museum at Porsche Headquarters. Originally built in 1976, the museum reopened in 2009 after a major expansion, and now features 80 vehicles and numerous small exhibits, including famous cars from throughout Porsche’s history. If you can’t afford a Porsche of your own—and most of us can’t—a visit to the Porsche Museum might just be the next best thing. Even better, visit the Porsche factory tour, which provides close-up view of the most fascinating factory in the world.


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DriveTıme Power: Don’t expect fuel economy in a car this racey Continued from page 19 of torque. With a rear-mounted engine and all-wheel drive, it feels like there’s a jet engine propelling the 911 Turbo. Even though it’s

been water-cooled since the introduction of the last model, it still sounds like the classic air-cooled engines that made the 911 famous. The six-speed manual

gearbox is solid and precise, rewarding purposeful shifts with instant power. However, the latest technology comes in the form of the seven-speed, dualclutch Doppelkupplung

transmission, which replaces the outgoing TipTronic automatic that paved the way for paddle shifters. Handling is about as close to perfect as it gets; steering is neutral and


Twin Turbo chargers and a 500-hp engine takes you from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. tracks straight, and the feedback from the road is exceptional. You can tell exactly when the rear wheels are about to lose their grip on the road, making it easy to push the car right to the edge. You’d expect ride comfort in a car like this to suffer, but that’s not the case. Porsche did an amazing job with the previous 911 Turbo, and that work has carried over to its replacement. As a result, the Turbo is as comfortable to drive around town as it is satisfying to throw around the track.

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The 911 Turbo’s seats are fantastic; the side bolsters grab you and hold you in place, and a tilt-andtelescope steering column enables anyone to find a good driving position. You still get the tiny rear seats, but at this point it’s really just about keeping up the 2+2 appearance. It’d be far more useful to convert the rear into dedicated storage space. Ergonomics are better than the previous car, but the controls are still a bit too low on the dashboard, hiding at the bottom of the cliff-like centre console. It takes some time to figure out where they are by touch, which will leave most drivers looking away

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Barking mad hotel allows bellhop to take naps, eat biscuits BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

There is a rather unusual, uniform-clad bellhop greeting guests in the lobby of the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel. Meet Cessna, the newest member of the team, and arguably the hotel’s most popular employee. Cessna is a 10-month-old chocolate lab bellhop who sports her own, custom-made red jacket and is the only employee permitted to take a nap on her shift — on her plush bed beside the bellhop desk, no less. In fact, it’s safe to say she’s probably the only employee who has a ceramic jar filled with biscuits above the bellman’s desk. The executive chef, Morgan Lechner bakes wholesome, organic treats for Cessna. This puppy is clearly the star here. The idea behind having a four-legged employee came after management heard about another hotel that had a dog on the premises, said Mandy Wilcox-Ko, the hotel’s sales manager. “We have seen how it worked in another hotel and we felt, since we see ourselves more as a resort-style hotel, that it would fit with our philosophy. “Plus, we are a dog-friendly hotel and guests are welcome to bring their pets with them.” Within minutes of meeting Cessna, off she goes to a group of eager children waiting to offer her a treat. Soon, she’s on her back, letting the children rub her tummy … ah, the life of a working canine. However, it isn’t only children who go gaga for Cessna. Weary travelers tend to perk up in her presence, added Wilcox-Ko. “Often, travelers come in after a long flight and they see Cessna wagging her tail,

Travel-weary guests instantly relax when greeted by Cessna’s wagging tail


Cessna, the concierge dog, greets a family from San Jose outside the hotel. and you can just see them start to relax and soon they are smiling,” she said. Nanaimo’s Audrey Wilson is staying at the hotel en route for a month-long stay in Scotland. As she rounds the corner, she spots Cessna chewing on her toy bone. Wilson bends down and starts to pat her. “She’s pretty cute. I actually saw Cessna on the hotel website and I thought to myself this has to be a good hotel,” said Wilson, as Cessna snuggled up to her. “She’s absolutely lovely. And I think it’s a great idea to have a hotel dog.”

It doesn’t take long for a trio of businessmen heading out the door to stop in their tracks and pause to pat Cessna. All of them left with smiles on their faces. “Cessna is a real de-stresser,” said WilcoxKo. “We haven’t had one complaint since she’s been with us … we never leave her alone.” Cessna spends much of her shift (7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Thursday) with bellman Arif Ismail. Cessna will often accompany him to deliver guests’ suitcases to their rooms.

“She never goes in the rooms but she loves to follow me up there,” said Ismail. “Cessna knows her boundaries. She’s allowed in the lobby, outside, on the guest floors for deliveries and that’s about it.” The only time anyone ever hears Cessna bark is when a child has a talking toy. “Recently, a young girl wearing a backpack, had a talking doll that was making noises,” said Wilcox-Ko. “Cessna started to bark and looking excitedly towards the backpack … the girl wasn’t frightened, more like excited to see Cessna.” There is never a shortage of guests who want to take her for a walk. Situated as the hotel is on the waterfront, many dog-loving guests take her for their morning jog or afternoon stroll. As we say goodbye, the lobby is filled with guests fawning over Cessna. A contingency of flight attendants from Holland’s KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is soon on their knees patting Cessna and cooing over her. At one point, another guest throws Cessna a tennis ball and like a gangly teenager, she’s off across the lobby, all paws and no legs. One nearly expected applause as so many guests were watching and grinning. Meanwhile, at night, Cessna goes home with Debbie Morris, the hotel’s administrative assistant. “When the employees were asked who wanted to take Cessna home at night and on the weekends, I immediately said I’d take her,” Morris said. “I had spoken to my family and we also have another dog at home, so I knew when I put my hand up to take her that we knew what we were in for. “We just love her, she has such a great personality.”

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Let’s be honest. Gorgeous scenery and architecture is great, sure, but the best vacation memories usually have something to do with food. Why? Food takes us away from our routine and the whole “what are we going to have for dinner?” question that crops up even with the most careful household planners. The tasting and eating indulges most of our senses, and gives us an insight into local habits and culture. Montreal is a foodie town, and a great weekend destination with its outdoor markets, restaurants, patisseries and fine food shops. But, it may be hard to choose just where to go, so here are a few tips, from one merry eater to another. First, take off that workaholic uniform and put on something fashion-friendly and comfortable (Montrealers are so put together), something that won’t wrinkle and require ironing, and gives you room for a bit of waistline expansion. Getaways shouldn’t be restricted by unforgiving calorie counting or tight pencil skirts. Want to add to the relaxation? Consider leaving the car and road stress behind, and

and Stanley streets, where two crosswalks will get you to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Holts and Quebec fashion designers, Nadya Toto and Marie Saint Pierre. The use of floor-to-ceiling glass in this modern hotel is impressive, flooding the front lobby and restaurant with natural light and mood-lifting vitamin D. “The hotel owner, an art collector, came in one day (during construction) carrying an original Renoir that he planned to hang in the restaurant. We were a little nervous about keeping it there and suggested a reproduction instead,” marketing director Ivan Lebrun says. The restaurant, aptly, is called Restaurant Renoir. Once in the rooms, you’ll completely zen out when you try the beds — soft, yet firm, with a feathered and trademarked system. Even a cafe au lait in the lounge here is chic, served with a side of chocolate nut brittle and fresh berries. But why just taste Montreal, when you can cook in the city? As food tourism grows, so has the number of urban culinary schools. At La Guilde Culinaire, on the up-and-coming St-Laurent strip south of the landmark JeanTalon market, Chef Jonathan Garnier see Appetite page 27



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Continued from page 26 teaches while he entertains in a hands-on class. This Montrealer brings his Cote d’Azur training to the kitchen with a Quebec sensibility. On the menu? He never makes the same dish twice but, for the moment, pork tenderloin with onions, blueberries and maple syrup, a mushroom saute with parsley, and firm polenta with cream and parmesan. The finishing dolci was a simple dish of fresh strawberries with amaretto whipped cream, “just a teardrop of amaretto,” Chef Garnier says with a long pour from the bottle. He’s easygoing, not an intense, barking commander, and patiently shares his techniques to peel the outer skin off mushrooms or slice an onion with your first two fingers resting against the knife blade. La Guilde can host classes of two or 20 and up. “In Quebec-style, they always want to have a kitchen party. Someone says, OK, I’m going to cook the meat, someone else, I’ll chop that, so I organize the session. We make three courses and it’s a great party.” His focus is not fancy sauces or foams, but recipes people can easily do at home, with variations to suit their tastes. His own home cooking is often the simplest of all: “Butter and spaghetti - fresh pasta, a nice spoon of good butter and some parmesan cheese, it’s perfect.” When you work up

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The River Rock Casino Resort presents Penn & Teller on Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 604-280-4444 or visit The Russian Cultural Club “Erudite” invites Russian-speaking teens to learn more about all things Russian. They meet at Cambie

Community Centre every Friday from 7-9:20 p.m. For more information, call 604-626-9903 or visit The 5th Annual Relay for Life happens this Friday, June 11 from 7 p.m, to 7 a.m. at Minoru Track. There will be live music, food and games throughout the night to keep the teams going. During the luminaries

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ceremony, loved ones honour those who lost their fight with cancer and survivors as well. Money benefits the Canadian Cancer Society. Free admission. For more information, visit www. or call 604279-7150. Reverend Francois Pihaatae, climate change animator for the Pacific Conference of Church,

will give an illustrated address at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 7260 St. Alban’s Rd., on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Orval Chapman at 604278-2543.


Broadmoor Baptist Church celebrates its 50th anniversary on

Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun for all ages, including carnival games, hot dogs and more. For more information, call 604-789-0545. Come celebrate the fishing season at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Dr. on Saturday, June 12 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be games

for the kids, exhibits from the Pacific Salmon Foundation and others, a wild salmon barbecue with all the fixings, bring your bathing suit and have a swim in the outdoor pool, beer gardens, a 50/50 draw, complimentary parking and lots of prizes. Call to add your name on the guest list at 604-276-1963 or email The 112th Philippine Independence Day Celebration happens Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Rd. There will be cultural dances, Santacruzan parade, paintings, fashion show, prizes, raffles and much more. The Steveston Secondary 20th Grad Reunion (class of 1990) happens Saturday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Vancouver Airport, 3500 Cessna Dr, Enjoy an evening of food, drink and good times - the pack is back! Tickets are $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, email Sean Moss at or Casey Cop at The River Rock Casino Resort presents Dionne Warwick on Saturday, June 12 at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 604-280-4444 or visit


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Reunion recalls caterpillar phase My high school reunion is this weekend. It is my 20year reunion; which means that I have lived more years after my high school graduation than I did before it. I can’t believe (except when I look at the increasing lines on my face) that 20 years have passed. In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I was wearing a purple and gold fishing boat for the “Pack”. In other ways it seems like forever since I had hair down to my waist and wore Keds (colourful sneakers) with every outfit. Not everyone wants to go to their high school reunion, maybe because adolescence it not usually the most pleasant experience. Most people crawl through high school like a fuzzy caterpillar and only transform into a beautiful butterfly as an adult. Revisiting the caterpillar years is not the top of everyone’s list. There are a few early bloomers that became butterflies in high school but even some of them avoid reunions because they don’t

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want to be reminded that the glory years are slipping away into the past. I tell my teenage clients who are caterpillars suffering through social awkwardness that high school is not really as important in the grand scheme of life as it seems at the time. They don’t believe me though. They watch the pretty girls and the athletic boys and want to have that same inexplicable quality that breeds superficial popularity and power. They would trade an entire adult life of success to be one of the popular ones in high school. It is difficult to change a teenager’s opinions and interpretations because the teenage mind works strangely. Even my own thoughts as a teenager were warped. I remember how I thought back then and it wasn’t

exactly rational. It amazes me how many glitches that I had in my teenage brain; glitches that made me naïve, arrogant, and reckless. I thought it was funny and exciting to hear about a bunch of Grade 12 guys who ran from the cops and crashed their car. It also didn’t concern me in the least when I heard about a guy who assaulted his ex-girlfriend. He went on to murder a girlfriend as an adult and only when I saw it in the news did it occur to me how serious I should have taken it. I wasn’t callous back then, I just really didn’t get it. The good thing about a reunion is that our brains don’t have adolescent glitches anymore and as a result of increased maturity and life experience we have all become beautiful butterflies. I guess our big challenge now is to help the next generation survive the caterpillar phase. Danielle Aldcorn is a registered clinical counsellor at the Satori Integrative Health Centre, 12004 No 1 Road.

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ity, it has been fluctuating extensively over the last few weeks with several excursions into the psychologically significant 40 range. In this snapshot of current attitudes, it is clear that many investors are uneasy. While some have been fleeing the markets in a panic-stricken haze, others have been looking for opportunities. Many view bearish sentiment as a contrarian indicator and interpret the increasingly pessimistic

environment as one laden with hidden gems. They take a contrarian stance and believe that the best time to profit is when fear is at its peak. While the crowd is busy selling and driving stock prices down, the contrarian investor is searching for undervalued companies. An examination of historical data indicates there is some validity in the contrarian approach. From September 2008 through March 2009, the VIX experienced unprecedented movements, including a period when it neared an all-time high of 90. Measures of bearish sentiment also spiked in March 2009. As markets see Stocks page 31

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Continued from page 30 plunged worldwide, most investors reacted in mass panic and sold their portfolios at huge discounts. Following the March 2009 market bottom, both indicators slowly retreated to normal range as the markets experienced one of the biggest rebounds in history. Those who were able to react rationally, and digest the available information, capitalized on the rebound. Contrarian investors had a ball; exploiting the extensive mispricing and buying high quality blue chip investments at significantly discounted prices. The “Dogs of the Dow” is a popular contrarian strategy, which involves annually searching out the ten companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with the highest dividend yields, lowest price/earnings ratios, and lowest prices. Contrarians then hold their “Dogs” for a year

hoping the share prices will rise. While the concept of buying low is sound, the “Dogs” theory has flaws. Tweaking and refinements through data mining can enhance otherwise unimportant historical artifacts while overlooking corrosive impacts. As well, the selection criteria aren’t fully representative of a company’s worth. Still, as markets continue their rocky ride, thinking outside the box could prove to be wise. The idea of searching for, and holding, the most undervalued blue chip stocks until the investing public rediscovers them and drives their share prices back up is a good approach. However, it must always be accompanied by an examination and analysis of a company’s fundamentals. Another strategy is to apply simple rules of behavioural finance and

avoid hot trends. Investors tend to flock to popular sectors and will overweight them, hoping the upward trend will continue. When sentiment is at its highest and the majority is bullish on a trend, it is usually time to pull the trigger. As Joseph P. Kennedy said, “When even shoeshine boys are giving you stock tips, it’s time to sell.” No matter what strategy you choose, quality matters. Focus on the best-ofclass because solid stocks purchased at the right prices will go a long way to building a strong portfolio. Kim Inglis is an investment advisor, CIM with Canaccord Wealth Management, a division of Canaccord Genuity Corp., Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund. The views in this column are solely those of the author.


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from having to be in a certain place at a certain time. In true Pepp fashion, I did manage to embarrass myself abroad, of course. My boyfriend didn’t quite manage to intercept the woman bringing our room service food to us, in the hotel on the first evening. She ploughed straight past him and tried to hand me the bill, except I was in bed in my underwear. She looked at me in a semi horrified fashion whilst I tried to act normal about my semi-nudity. I don’t think I could tell who was more embarrassed. On the last day, at Pike Place, we listened to a busker sing some Bob Dylan, while we were, of course, sipping coffee. It was the final calm before the storm of heading home and starting back at work. Leaving the city in the evening, with its breathtaking iconic jeweled skyline, I reflected on how I enjoyed the vibe of Seattle greatly — but I must say I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to meet Frasier Crane.

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When we live so close to exciting places and amazing views I think we tend to take them for granted. It took a Canadian foreign exchange student coming to my university in London to make me see that for the first time. One time she decided to pick up and go to Paris for the weekend. ‘Is it a special occasion?’ I asked her. ‘Nope,’ she replied, ‘it just seems silly not to take advantage of the situation when France is so close.’ It makes sense, then, to take advantage of the border being so close to Richmond and head down to Seattle for a weekend away. Last weekend was my birthday, so the boyfriend and I headed down to the States on a bus named after a dog to a hotel named after a film. We did all the usual tourist things; the Space Needle; the copious amounts of coffee shops; the Pike Place market and then we headed back to the hotel for some down-time. The last city I went to for the first time was Vienna and I remember being awestruck.

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Strikers run out of steam in bid for another podium finish BY MARK BOOTH

The wear and tear of a grueling week known as the provincial high school rugby championships caught to the McRoberts Strikers in their pursuit of another podium finish. The Strikers settled for fourth place in the 16-team “AA” tournament after falling 22-19 to league rival Sentinel in Saturday’s bronze medal match. That result came on the heels of a 22-0 semifinal loss 48 hours earlier to Collingwood — again another league opponent as Lower Mainland teams swept the top four positions, headed by gold medalist Rockridge. The path to be part of the championship game had looked favourable after second seed and defending Brentwood was ousted in the opening round, while the No. 3 Strikers cruised to an easy win over LV Rogers. The locals then got past sixth seed Aldergrove 14-3 on Wednesday but not without a significant loss.

Team captain and No. 8 standout Adam Webster suffered an ankle injury and was unavailable for the remainder of the tournament. “It hurt us in a big way both mentally and physically as a captain and as a player,” said longtime associate coach Al Smith. “It was a big loss to overcome and we were just never the same.” The Strikers would go on to loss four more starters to injuries over their final two games as the compact schedule proved to be too much. They lost out on two extra days of rest when their opening round game was moved to Monday — instead of of Saturday — to reduce travel costs for LV Rogers. “We were able to rest some starters in that game but I do think the schedule caught up with us,” agreed Smith. Still, the Strikers had their opportunities but failed to generate enough momentum-changing plays. Trailing 5-0 in the early

stages of the second half, they had possession deep in the Collingwood end but couldn’t penetrate the try


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came up just short against Sentinel, while a disallowed try also hurt their chances. Still, it was another impressive campaign for a program that has now finished in the top five for 11 consecutive seasons. The injuries did open the door for valuable playing time for some juniors as the Strikers reload and look ahead to 2011. It’s the work of longtime head coach Gary Hirayama and his coaching staff — Dave Milholm, Joe Clemente and Smith — that should be commended for the program maintaing its elite status. “The school’s PE teachers have done their part by introducing the kids to rugby and we have been fortunate the school’s best athletes want to play,” added Smith who headed the former program at Richmond High before coming to McRoberts. “It’s great seeing the kids making the commitment to play rugby (at a high level) and it’s just nice to be giving back.”

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Sports Women’s international basketball coming to Olympic Oval in July International women’s basketball is coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval. Basketball Canada announced Monday the national senior women’s team will be playing Sweden and Chile in a four game exhibition series as a tune-up for the FIFA World Championships slated for later this summer. Canada will host Chile on July 19 at the Oval, then take on Sweden on July 29. The national team will also be hosting both teams at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. “Playing against international opponents like Chile and Sweden will be a great start

to our competitive season,” said Allison McNeill, B.C. native and head coach of senior women’s team. “We’re excited about the opportunity to have our senior women compete on home soil in front of Canadian fans. We hope to relive the passion for sport that the fans displayed during 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.” Tickets are $12 per game (general admission only) and go on sale as of July 1. Following the domestic games, the Canadian team will travel to Europe for more exhibition games before heading off to Ostrava, Czech Republic for the world championships

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Wildcats capture Mite tourney The Richmond Wildcats rallied to defeat a determined New West team and capture the Guildford/ Whalley Tournament. After a slow start in the championship game, the Senior Mite girls fastpitch team came alive after a Josie Cooke home run — storming back in the late innings to squeeze out

the victory. Tylere Morin – back stopped by Janey Wilson and Cooke, pitched three strong innings to get the win. Pick-up Kenzie Wrightson scored the winning run. The semi-final was also a close contest, however, hits from Keanna Fisher and Katherine Fayerman, plus a key tag at home by catcher

Emma Chan, sealed the victory. Sunday’s first game almost turned to disaster as the opposition from Fleetwood jumped out to an 8-0 lead, before the Wildcats dug deep to complete the first of two late inning comeback victories. While the tournament’s final day featured better weather and closer results, Saturday provided steady rain and muddy fields. Despite the poor conditions, Richmond came away with two decisive wins behind the pitching of Natalie Caras. The aforementioned players along with Bianca Chow, Lucy Bodden, Rachel Getz, and Kiana Wong, bolstered by pick-up of Serena Sturtson from the Richmond Blue Jays – displayed great team work, helping contribute towards a successful 5-0 run over the two-day affair. The tournament win was the first for the Wildcats after finishing second to the Richmond Rockstars in the recent Richmond tourney. The Wildcats are coached by Troy Cooke, Mike Morin, Scott Wilson, Jim Bodden, and Monika Gorgopa.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Stay in rest mode one more week. Contemplate your situation, your future, and make plans. You’ll like Sunday/Monday: your energy rises, and others are nicer than usual. Monday begins a month of good money luck – perhaps a balm to heal last winter/spring’s cuts and bruises. You could take or start a great income action Monday night (after dark). But the time is telling: much of your success this summer might be tough to grab (wrong hours, hints rather than solidities, etc.) – don’t worry, this is just a precursor of a big success in 2011! Be home, dream, Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A sweet, mellow month for you. It grows even more mellow now. Love could wander in, or you could start having marriage thoughts about someone you’re seeing. (Let’s face it, you’re always “considering” marriage.) This summer is just a taste, for most of you, as your true mate stands hidden. Your social life grows more gentle, gracious; you’ll be popular, especially with “identicals,” rather than those who are different (as last winter/spring). Be ambitious Sunday/Monday. Best path: socializing, networking. A great friend could appear Monday/ Tuesday, Saturday – maybe a future partner.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Last month you moved from an autumn/winter of deep mysteries (and deep desires) to more open, affectionate dealings with others. Now, those mysteries, deep desires, intimacies and finances of your life arise again, to July 9, but in a sweet, lucky way (especially Monday night). Dig deep, and share, enjoy this time, grow closer to others/another. A legal, intellectual, travel or cultural matter still weighs on you, but you will soon grow more assertive here, demand or initiate action. This should bring a two-year burden to an end by late July. But start no lawsuits! Work hard all week.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Your domestic scene, into which someone sprinkled pepper since last October, now (to mid-July) seems sprinkled with sugar and sweet words. You could notice this immediately, Sunday to Wednesday. (Though by Wednesday the old domestic or inner doubts might return – don’t worry, these doubts will fade forever, by 2011.) Monday’s a hugely favourable day to communicate, to talk about love (and vacation or travel or relatives visiting). Late night, begin a family, gardening, real estate or similar project. Chase money all week, but pause for a wee bit of pleasure, beauty, Thursday/Friday.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Winter/spring’s scowl yields to smiles and charm, now to mid-July. You feel sweeter –make sure someone knows it. It’s quite possible you’ve unknowingly alienated someone – or outright declared war. Well, you’re a warrior no more. Sue for peace, while the suing is good. Lie low, rest, look within Sunday/Monday. Bright insights come. Your energy surges late this night to Wednesday. Monday night, especially, is great for talk, love, wooing, writing, meeting someone. Chase money Thursday/Friday. It’s not that you’ll see immediate rewards, but your efforts build “future cred.” Friends, Saturday.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your social side will grow over the next two months. But you’ll become a “social warrior,” either associating with rougher types (or simply with colleagues, co-workers) or being a bit more assertive, demanding – “Let me in that door!” Money luck will somehow be connected to this (security luck too, perhaps). Sunday/Monday are mellow, easy. Be ambitious Monday night to Thursday, especially Monday night, when you can launch or reel in a plum job. All month, mysteries, investigations highlighted – detect, don’t let someone elude you! Sex, finances important also – go slow here.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your romantic and social scenes are surging! So is your tendency to become a chatterbox when you see someone you want – talk is how you play the game of love. You could meet someone who would make a viable mate, now to early July, especially early this week. Relations with everyone improve, as a sweet, affectionate note enters. Tackle chores Sunday/Monday – but don’t start new work-like projects Sunday daytime. Thursday/Friday are sexy, filled with mystery, but throw some irksome situations at you. See the reality these days – don’t invest. Saturday, dreamy love!

Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Start important projects, get your way, see and be seen – tackle things that formerly intimidated you. For seven months, communications have been hopeful, friendly — and angry, simmering with hostility. Now to mid-July, a turnaround: others speak or write to you graciously and affectionately. You get (got) what you put out. If you need to “make up,” do it late Monday night. Money (or friendship) news is good Monday daytime. Love is magic Saturday. Bravely face a financial, sexual or lifestyle “reality” all week – conquer it.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Male or female, you’ll project your rougher, more determined, assertive side through late July. Your interest in sexual intimacy and financial dealing will rise strongly. At the same time, you’re unusually conservative, careful and even socially hesitant. The combination could be a good one. However, for the four weeks ahead you might lack the graciousness or charm that can lubricate (unfortunate word) sexual or financial situations. (So plan your important meetings for July 10 onward, when all factors work for you. Sunday/Monday are optimistic, friendly! Be ambitious Thursday/Friday.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent is on relationships in every form – and on horizons, opportunities, relocation. You’re starting to feel more romantic, and a new sweetness enters your mental sphere, where before there was impatience and assertiveness. (One example: you might have been fighting a lawsuit – the mental – but now you settle or make overtures.) Mysteries, sexual urges, finances, inheritance featured Sunday/Monday. Monday also might bring a friendly meeting that could turn to “instant love.” No, don’t be cautious! Wisdom mid-week. Be ambitious Thursday/Friday. Dreamy happiness Saturday.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The accent lies on home, food, kids, rest – it’s your hibernation period, for one more week. Relationships intensify now through July – you could create a financial partnership, enjoy a spicy, casual, sensual affair (it won’t last long) or make an enemy – or fall madly and angrily in love. Give the last a wide, wide berth. Co-workers become affectionate, work will be pleasant to early July. Romance might enter the workplace Sunday to Wednesday. Seek pleasure, beauty, love Sunday/ Monday. (Sunday daytime isn’t “wise.”) Relationships need patience Thursday/Friday. Secrets Saturday.

Aries March 21 - April 19: A long (sevenmonth) hot and even “bothered” romantic, creative or pleasure pursuit ended a week ago. Now a much sweeter, affectionate pursuit begins. This is less an expression of your own needs (as the last one was) and more a less selfish, true search for a partner. In business/practical areas, the few weeks ahead help you to negotiate deals, settlements, woo clients. Rest, attend to kids, home, real estate Sunday/Monday. That romantic (creative, et al) thing becomes very obvious Monday to Wednesday! Tackle chores Thursday/Friday. Give others the road Saturday: intuition soars. • Reading: 416-686-5014

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