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Three child care workers face assault charges Bethany daycare still open BY NELSON BENNETT
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A little cheetah is ready to pounce onto the stage for the Annual Richmond Art Centre Dance Recital, which will be held at the Gateway Theatre Sunday at noon, 5 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. See page 4 for more photos.
River Road rezoning slammed BY NELSON BENNETT
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Bethany Child Care centre remains open despite three workers there being charged with assaulting children at the centre.
City council has tentatively approved a rezoning that will legitimize a long-standing illegal use of land zoned for agriculture on River Road. Quadra Coast Carriers got the tentative nod Tuesday from the city’s planning committee to store commercial vehicles at 16780 River Road. The rezoning now goes to a public hearing next month. But the
application is likely to get a rough ride from other property owners along River Road. Stephen Easterbrook, owner of Rabbit River Farms — an organic egg producer — is livid over the tentative green light. “We’re extremely upset that this is happening,” he said. “The city council, in my opinion, everything east of No. 6 Road is just a ghetto to them, and they’re going to dump all the problems that they don’t want in the rest of Richmond into this area.” Quadra is one of several River Road
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properties fined by the city for repeated infractions of local zoning bylaws. Quadra, Berane Construction, and Virdi Pacific Holdings were fined in December for commercial storage. The strip of River Road east of No. 6 Road where the properties are have a mongrel zoning. The land was removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve years ago, with the intention of creating a new agriculturalindustrial zone, but that never happened. see Quadra page 6
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The Bethany Child Care Centre in Hamilton remains open, despite three of the centre’s employees, including the manager, being charged with assault against children in their care. The charges stem from an incident in October 2009, when a parent was told her 18-month-old baby received minor injuries to her face as a result of a fall while at the daycare, located in the Bethany Baptist Church in Hamilton at 22680 Westminster Hwy. It wasn’t until April that the parent learned the injuries may not have been accidental. “In April of this year, information was received that the injuries sustained were the direct result of the child being picked up and dropped,” Cpl. Sherrdean Turley of the Richmond RCMP said Wednesday. On May 11, Richmond RCMP’s Serious Crimes Section arrested Christine Moyles, 30, a caregiver at the centre, and charged her with three counts of assault. The investigation revealed there may have been more injuries involving other young children, leading RCMP to lay additional charges on June 22. Michele Stamatiou, 45, was charged with one count of assault, and 71-yearold Charlotte Rafter was also charged. Rafter is the child care centre’s manager. Asked if the 18-month old had been deliberately or accidentally dropped, Turley said: “I’m see Workers page 7
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Tourism minister harnesses Olympic spirit Richmond has good transport, hotels and restaurants: Krueger
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The 2010 Winter Olympic Games left a lot of legacies behind. In addition to millions in sports and cultural legacy money, there was the worldwide attention that B.C. received. There’s another legacy that Kevin Krueger, Minister of Tourism for B.C., plans to capitalize on: 2 million e-mail addresses from around the world. They were collected in the leadup to the Games and during the Games and put into a database, which Kruger’s ministry plans to tap to continue to promote B.C. “We have relationships all around the world, and we’ll direct market to those people,” Krueger said during a stop in Richmond Monday. “We have relationships with travel agents in key markets around the world, and we’re doing cooperative advertising with them.” Another strategy has been to take the Robson Street exhibition — which included a zipline ride — to San Francisco as part of a marketing campaign. “Everybody’s talking about B.C. in California,” Krueger said. California is B.C.’s second biggest market for American tourists, just behind Washington State.
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Tourism Minister Kevin Krueger wants to maintain Olympic fever. Krueger said he wants to maintain the momentum B.C. developed during the Games to keep people coming back here. While Richmond may not be a major tourist destination in itself, it is strategically poised to benefit as a gateway. If you are coming to Vancouver by air, Richmond is the first place you’ll set foot in, and if you are driving up from California or Washington, you have to drive through it. With Canada being designated an approved destination for Chinese travellers, a boom in tourists from Mainland China is also expected, and Richmond hopes
to benefit by becoming a kind of regional welcome mat. “We have all the translators, we have the cultural food venues that tourists from these countries are looking to enjoy and ease of integration,” Krueger said. He added Richmond can also market itself as a good place for tourists visiting the Lower Mainland to base themselves out of. “It isn’t as if you have a mountain to ski on here, but you’re very close to those attractions,” he said. “You have wonderful rapid transit now, with the Canada Line, you can get to the attractions in Vancouver.
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World Cup: Watch out for streaking German ... ... or exposed Englishman, depending on the result BY ALAN CAMPBELL
If your World Cup alarm clock isn’t already set for Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. — do it now. For you may be lucky/unlucky enough to see one of the sights of the year in Richmond. Depending on the outcome of the unexpectedly early clash between soccer giants England and Germany in South Africa, you will either “bare” witness in Steveston to a dejected German running through the village in a skimpy English Speedo swimsuit or a heartbroken and humili-
ated Englishman skipping down Moncton Street in tight Lederhosen. Originally, the News reported two weeks ago how proud Englander, and Steveston Barbers owner, Iain Mackelworth, laid a bet with his Iranianborn German rival Davood Khatami, who owns the Bean and Beyond Café around the corner. If either of their countries won the World Cup, they were going to run through Steveston in their respective team colours — whether it be a barely-there Speedo or ludicrous Lederhosen. see Barber page 9
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Community centre green roof hits snag BY A LAN CAMPBELL
To green or not to green? That is the question facing the City of Richmond as it mulls over just how green the new Hamilton Community Centre roof should be. Construction began last month on the $5 million renovation and expansion of the current centre. But it remains to be seen whether the roof will be a fully-functional garden or just an environmentally friendly plant-covered topping. If the roof is to be the full service garden, city staff explained to council this week that major changes to the plans, both financially and physically, would be required. For example, if it were
to be a functioning garden, the need for public access would require an internal stairwell to be built as well as an elevator for wheelchairs, with a total estimated cost of $125,000. Other add-ons, such as guardrails, more soil, walkways and a structural upgrade to support the weight of people on the roof would require a further $193,000. Staff indicated to council that a rooftop garden on a public facility would require an elevator, as wheelchair access must be provided to all areas of a public building. However, when the options were presented to council this week, it was suggested that there may not be a need for an elevator if there was a ground level garden. The city’s director of
project development, Greg Scott, said in his report to council that climatic conditions on a rooftop are often difficult, due to exposure to wind and rain. The building’s height and shade also affect conditions. In addition, the roof is to be used to harness solar energy to heat the water for the building. In the meantime, the city is going ahead with plans to design and construct a workable green garden on the lower roof of the library community centre at Hamilton, but staff will continue to look into the matter of how green to make the centre’s new main roof, staff told council. The $5 million expansion is partly funded by a $100,000 donation from the Hamilton Community Association and a $1 mil-
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maximum weight of nine tonnes, Easterbrook said, as well as concerns over tractor trailers having to take sharp turns in and out of the properties along a narrow road. “These are semis, they’re dump trucks, they’re tankers, they’re all highway trucks, and they’re going to add dramatic volume to the roadways in East Richmond,” Easterbrook said. The city’s planning department has been trying for years to get the owners to do a block rezoning so they could address things like road improvements. After the city cracked down on the illegal operations, several property owners did put in a block rezoning proposal. But according to the city, they failed to live up to all the requirements, like doing proper soil tests, so the proposal was dropped. Some, like Quadra, are now proceeding on an individual basis. If approved, Quadra’s property will be rezoned from AG-1 (agriculture) to a newly created industrial zoned tailor-made for River Road
‘As it turns out, this one is an agricultural industry. Effectively, he does what we asked for.’ — Coun. Harold Steves
properties. The zoning is meant to be temporary. Should all the other property owners along River Road also apply for rezoning, more intense industrial uses may be permitted in the future. Coun. Bill McNulty, chairman of the city’s planning committee, said the rezoning application was accepted because Quadra proposes to use the land for parking refrigerator trucks carrying agricultural produce. “It has an agricultural base,” he said. Coun. Harold Steves said Quadra serves the local blueberry industry by providing refrigerator trucks, which is in line with the city’s hope to see River Road become an agriindustrial zone. “As it turns out, this one is an agricultural industry,” he said. “Effectively he does what we asked for.”
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Mayor Malcolm Brodie (second from left) was on hand for the opening of a new electronic sign at Gateway Theatre Wednesday. Also pictured are (from left): David Newman of Signarama; Gateway Theatre’s Simon Johnston; Gateway general manager Suzanne Haines; and John Montgomerie (Signarama).
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Richmond trio set to shine at Miss BC Pageant Three local women, Anh Hoang, Monique Teate, and Sophie Laboissonniere, have all been chosen to compete in the Miss BC Pageant on Sunday, July 4. They will compete among 50 contestants from across the province who have the dream
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Continued from page 3 for tourism marketing. One activity that Richmond and Delta have that many locals may not even realize is a tourist draw is bird-watching, which is about as environmentally low-impact as it gets. “It’s a huge activity,” Krueger said. Another promising area is sports tourism. With the Richmond oval designed to host major national and international sporting events, Richmond can expect to see the number of visitors here grow. “That is a growing area of our economy,” Krueger said, adding it’s one of those draws that locals like as much as visitors because there’s virtually no downside to it. “It’s good, green, clean sustainable economic activity,” Krueger said. The World Wheelchair Rugby Championships take place here in September, and the oval will also see a number of national sporting events, like senior women’s national basketball playoffs. Whether tourists are coming from the U.S., China or right here from B.C., a key strategy for making their stay a good one is giving them the information they need. Tourism BC has come up with a series of driving tours that provide information on various geographic areas of B.C. “The day the Olympics were over we had a group of Tourism BC staff who devoted themselves fulltime to getting driving routes onto the website,” Krueger said. There’s the Gold Rush Trail, for example, a three to seven day trip that runs from Lillooet to Barkerville, a living museum featuring 125 heritage buildings. Other popular driving routes include a one-day wine tasting tour in the Oliver area, the three-toseven-day Alaska Highway route, the Hotsprings Circle Route, and the Golden Triangle, which includes Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National parks. These driving routes will be available in booklet form, and are available now online at www.hellobc.com.
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Youth look for job market window SCCYs also provide valuable information on health and safety in the workplace. The opening took place at the Richmond SCCY office at 350-5611 Cooney Road. Employers interested in using the services and youth looking for summer employment can visit the Richmond SCCY between 8:30 a.m.
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Rival: Won’t ‘fit into my England Speedos’ Continued from page 3 However, with England not doing as well as expected in the World Cup’s group phase, the two countries will cross paths in a mouthwatering match-up on Sunday morning in the round of 16. And the News has managed to talk the two soccer nuts into accelerating their bet to the outcome of this weekend’s big game and also turn their bet on its head. “If England wins, I will run through the village in Iain’s little swimsuit,” said Khatami, who was born in Iran and grew up in Germany before moving to Canada.
“If Germany wins, which they will, Iain can run through Steveston in my Lederhosen.” When Khatami’s challenge was put to the good barber, he said, “Absolutely. Let’s do it, let’s have a laugh. “But I don’t think Davood will fit into my England Speedos, though.” No matter how the morning is going to end, Khatami and Mackelworth intend to kick the day off in style, with opposing breakfasts from either country taking centre stage in Bean and Beyond at 6 a.m. “We’re going to have a
big breakfast together in the café before the 7 a.m. kick off for about 20 people,” Khatami said. “I’m not usually open on a Sunday at that time, so anyone what wants to join us should give me a call first. “Iain is coming over to make us all a big English breakfast, whatever that is, and I’m going to make them all Bratwurst sausages and potatoes from Germany. It’s going to be a lot of fun. There might even be some Guinness on the table.” As to their predictions, not surprisingly, Khatami said, “Germany 3, England 1.
Germany will come strong. We have a good, young team and a strong midfield.” And Mackelworth: “The Algeria game was awful, but the first half today (against Slovenia) was much more like England. But that’s just England for you. We’ll come out punching against Germany. “If Italy can do it four years ago with a bad start, I’m sure we can as well.”
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his can be a tough time of year for young drivers. There are many dangerous temptations around graduation time. Spirits are high and jubilation at the “coming of age” that graduation represents creates a heady atmosphere that tends to weigh down on gas pedals and tend toward exuberant speeds. It’s also tempting to fortify those high spirits with alcohol – something that was not long ago considered a natural rite of passage. Statistics show that teens still represent a significant portion of alcohol-related problems on our roadways. While less than seven per cent of drivers are between 16 and 20 years of age, they were responsible for 15 per cent of all alcohol-related crashes in 2007, and the vast majority of those were 17 and 18 years old – prime graduating age. Only the 21-25 age group had a higher representation within the crash statistics that year. And as we’re pointing to the graduation theme, it probably will be no surprise to learn that June is the worst month of the year for alcohol-related crashes. The worst statistic of all is the one that shows an increase in alcohol-related traffic fatalities from 2006 to 2007, the most recent years for which full numbers are available. We don’t want to be a drag on graduation celebrations. Quite the contrary, we’d like to see every last grad make it through the month, through the summer, and deep into the rich and interesting future that should await them. That’s why we applaud any and all students who work towards dry grads and safe celebrations. By all means celebrate — graduation is an important milestone along the road through life. But there are many more and possibly greater milestones ahead for those who have the sense to temper their celebrations with a bit of responsibility. — Editorial from the Langley Advance
Toothless Act must be changed The Editor, Re: “Senior abandons legal fight against landlord,” News, June 18. On reading this article, two things spring to mind. One, the Residential Tenancy Act needs fixing. Two, the civil courts are too costly — in B.C. especially. I am a landlord and I’m familiar with the Residential Tenancy Act. It has no teeth. It relies on both parties abiding by the mediator’s findings, but has no power to enforce this. The Act needs to be changed so that it works as more than a vehicle to vent grievances. Justice before the courts should not depend on your wealth. According to the Chief Justices of Canada, the civil courts are too complex and costly for most people. This needs to change. We have a right to a justice system that ensures access to civil court is available to every citizen. Laara Raynier’s landlord can force her eviction by financially exhausting her. If the Residential Tenancy Act allows this, it needs to be changed. If this is what the cost of civil action results in, that needs to be changed also. Raynier is not being treated fairly. Louise McManus Richmond
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Kick back, sleep in — it’s summer Aaaaahhhhh summer. The kids are out of school, the sun’s finally showing itself and Richmond strawberries are ripe and ready. In my house, the minute school’s out, the kids switch over to their summer body clock. They stay up late and sleep ‘til noon. Can’t say I blame them, but it is a little hard on the parents who still have to go to work in the morning and can’t stay up all night. I’ve always noticed the kids seem happier when they can sleep in, and they definitely had major growth spurts in the summers over the years. One British high school tried to make that summer feeling last all year by switching their start time to 11 a.m. and found kids stopped skipping class and that there was a “profound impact” on learning. Dr. Paul Kelley, of Monkseaton High School in North Tyneside in Britain, said “starting school later is important not just for their academic performance, but for their health and wellbeing,” the British Broadcasting Corporation reported. I think it would be an incredible innovation if some Richmond secondary schools considered a similar switch to a much later start time. Amazing things might happen with the students and their attitudes once their need for sleeping in was satisfied. Another nice thing about summer is that the
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ever-present time crunch eases a bit. There just isn’t as much happening, and so there’s not as much rushing and running around. Do you feel like there’s never enough time to get everything done, or that you’re always rushing somewhere or other? I do, and it turns out I’m not alone. A report released this month by the Canadian Institute of Wellbeing, Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada, found that nearly 20 per cent of Canadians find themselves with too much to do in too little time. Despite that fact that fewer Canadians are working more than 50 hours a week, 25 per cent of us are working more non-standard work weeks (nights, weekends, evenings and rotating shifts), which has a detrimental effect on wellbeing, according to the report. Twenty per cent of working-age adults are providing care to their senior relatives, and many of those are also busy caring for their children. There has been a sharp reduction in the frequency of meals with parents among teenagers aged 15 to 17. On a typical day
in 1992, 63.7 per cent of teens had a meal with their parents, and this proportion dropped to 34.8 per cent in 2005. Some of the implications of the time crunch are that fewer people are attending arts and culture activities, national parks are seeing a dramatic drop in traffic and volunteering is on the decline. “The steep price we’re paying for this includes poorer physical and mental health and less satisfaction with the quality of our lives,” according to the report. Among the recommendations made to improve our wellbeing, the report’s authors call for more family-friendly employers and social policies, encouraging walkable neighbourhoods and encouraging free, accessible arts and leisure activities. (These suggestions remind me of the free concerts held during the Olympics at the O Zone – maybe it’s time for more events like these.) We all need time to refresh our bodies and our minds. While it can feel next to impossible to take time away from the computer, or the BlackBerry, leisure time is crucial to wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to ease up on the gas pedal, slow down a bit and maybe take time for a play, a concert or even a movie. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.sherlock@gmail. com.
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The Editor, Re: “Woman fights to save “little piece of paradise,” News, June 4. I applaud and support Eve Rollet de Darantes’s single-handed determination to keep the South Arm Park the way it is. This lady is honest, forthright and expresses her convictions with openness and passion. Mrs. Rollet de Darantes has met with a great deal of contention and little support in spite of the 300 names on her petition; of which I am one. I walk around the park every day and watch moms, dads, kids and dogs; all enjoying themselves on the wide expanses of natural green fields. Some days there may not be many, but
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The Editor, Re: “Should we be selling animals at all,” Columnist, June 18. There has been a lot of discussion in the City of Richmond regarding the sale of cats and dogs in the city. Humane Societies work tirelessly to assist homeless animals in their communities, without them many would not survive, but banning the sale of animals will not slow down the number of animals that enter a shelter. It is important to understand where animals come from. Consider the following numbers: ❚ 49 per cent of cats and 32 per cent of dogs in Canada were acquired from outside the industry (through friends/relatives, giveaway/ free to a good home, pet’s off-spring) ❚ Two thirds of cat owners and one third of dog owners in Canada report having paid nothing for their pet. Reputable pet stores are an accountable source of pets and as such, provide health guarantees, professional advice on care and many other resources for pet owners and their communities. None of that is provided by the non-retail sources listed above, not to mention animals that come through classified ads. (All stats from: The 2008 PetLynx Business of Urban Animals Survey, delivered by Ipsos Reid) There seems to be an underlying assumption that if stores are prohibited from selling puppies and kittens, customers will automatically go to the shelter and adopt one of their animals, most of which are adults. Stopping local sales will not prevent consumers from driving to the next town to purchase a puppy or kitten from a retail store. To paint ALL non-shelter sources as irresponsible is uninformed, unrealistic and removes the focus from working towards making things better. With half of all cats and one third of all dogs being acquired from outside the industry, it is clear that all sources need to take responsibility and work together. Something is being done. The 5th Annual National Summit on Urban Animal Strategies is focusing on, “Homing Animals in our Communities.” Topics include national codes of conduct, the number of animals entering our communities each year, who
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It’s 5:30 a.m. on a chilly fall morning and I’m wandering the midway on opening morning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Thousands of sleepy tourists and New Mexico residents are milling about in the darkness, cradling cups of coffee or standing in line for a breakfast burrito. Souvenir stalls line the midway, which borders onto a giant field where hundreds of hot air balloons are waiting for dawn to dazzle the sky above the state’s largest city. There are even a couple vendors selling mini-doughnuts, so I feel right at home.
The whole vibe is like the Calgary Stampede, only way earlier in the morning and without the boozy flush of an afternoon spent partying at Nashville North. For nine days every October, Albuquerque celebrates the beauty of colourful hot air balloons, as more than 500 take off with a roaring whoosh of air at sunrise.
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Las Vegas may be called the entertainment capital of the world, but its entertainment factor is not limited to blockbuster shows. Dining in Vegas can be as entertaining as it is sumptuous, and that doesn’t necessarily include the obvious: catching a dinner show. It’s more about how this city transforms a meal into something that transcends the traditional dining experience, evoking pleasurable and entertaining memories. And while the food is key, you’ll soon see how indulging in one of the many world-class meals that are available is so much more than just savouring tempting treats. Here are just a few selections showing how grabbing a bite can become an entertaining part of your trip. ❚ BLT Burger: The entertainment value at this Mirage restaurant is in the memories it invoked, at least for this diner. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s interpretation of the classic American burger joint serves a great burger and an even better milkshake — spiked with alcohol or just the plain, old-fashioned way. Be sure to try the campfire marshmallow version (not spiked) for an
excellent offering topped with a toasted marshmallow that’s sure to take you right back to sitting in front of a campfire and toasting your own marshmallows. ❚ Cut: Wolfgang Puck’s steak house in the Palazzo offered excellent steaks, my fellow diners told me. But the individual chocolate souffles we were served for dessert were to die for — and that is an understatement. Perfectly cooked with a full, satisfying chocolate flavour — enhanced by a small scoop of chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup and creme fraiche — it was sinfully delicious and the type of dessert you find room for even when you have no room. In keeping with the entertainment theme previously mentioned, service at our large table (15-plus people) had one waiter per person serving each course to each person at the same time — a show in itself! ❚ Hard Rock Cafe: The relatively new Hard Rock Cafe, right on the strip — there’s another Hard Rock, including a hotel, not too far away — features 42,000 square feet of pure, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll. Located next to the MGM Grand Hotel, the cafe provides three floors see Sin City page 16
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Continued from page 17 ing-mounted paddle shifters that are really unnecessary— even with the high-powered engine, the Flex is not a performance vehicle.
The best part about EcoBoost technology isn’t the increased power, but the fact that it doesn’t incur a penalty in fuel efficiency. The Flex is at its best
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Interior features chrome and faux-wood trim, which lends well to its classy exterior. cruising down the highway and at its worst in parking lots, where its width and length make it cumbersome at best.
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There’s a ton of passenger space inside the Flex, which feels positively cavernous up front. The seats are soft and wide, but surprisingly supportive, making them comfortable for both short and long trips. The second row can be equipped with either a threeperson bench or two sliding bucket seats. Owners opting for the latter configuration can also add a unique refrigerated cooler, which is more useful than it might seem at first blush. It’s a sign of the times that a power liftgate is standard on all but the base model. What was once a high-end luxury feature is now finding its way into the lower trims. There are lots of storage spaces in the main cabin, but the glove box and centreconsole bin are surprisingly small considering how big
The go-kart handling lets you disappear around corners. The best-in-class fuel efficiency makes those in pursuit disappear from your rear-view mirror. Together, they make the road your personal playground. To find out more, visit your local MINI Retailer today. And now, get a $1,000 eco-rebate. Only available until June 30.
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Starting at $32,699, the Flex comes in SE, SEL, and Limited models. All-wheel drive is optional on the SEL and standard on Limited models, and the EcoBoost V6 is only available for the Limited trim. A fully loaded Flex rises well past the $45,000 mark.
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Located at the corner of Minoru Blvd. and Granville Ave., across the plaza from the Library, Minoru Place Activity Centre is an inviting, active and friendly environment for those 55 plus. This one level, fully accessible facility is set in beautiful Minoru Park and is complimented by many other City facilities in the area. Minoru Place has a number of multipurpose rooms, large hall with a stage, billiard room, cafeteria, and woodworking shop. A Facility Pass ($20.00) is required to participate in clubs and user groups. Registered programs are exempt, as are day trips, special events, and support groups; some conditions apply. Honorary Memberships are also available to citizens 90 years of age or older. The spouse of a member may also participate even if he or she is under the age of 55. Come experience the beneﬁts of recreation!
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This year Seniors Week was celebrated June 7th – 11th. The festivities started with a Westernthemed opening ceremonies, complete with line dancing, a live band and refreshments. Over 200 people attended and danced the afternoon away! Other events took place throughout the week, including: a Falls Prevention Fair, Perennial Exchange and BBQ. The City of Richmond wants to thank all of the volunteers and partners who helped make this a fantastic week honouring Older Adults.
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Congratulations to Lois Carson-Boyce, long time member of Minoru Place Activity Centre, for her recent award in the Pioneer category at the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony. Lois has been a tireless advocate for seniors issues in Richmond and a willing volunteer at Minoru. Well deserved Lois!
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The latest study is from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA – heck of an abbreviation!). It says that about 42% of Canadians over age 45 are not financially prepared for their retirement. Meanwhile, apparently 45% of us are confident in our financial future, while 20% of us will never fully retire and only 8% of us are well prepared to retire. It is worth taking a slightly deeper look into this. It is hard to know what all of the statistics mean, and I don’t know whether the CIA wants us to panic. To me, it is difficult to generalize about these things, and statistics to a degree do make us think in generalities. For example, in 2004 Canadians invested $29 billion in RRSPs. It sounds like a lot, does it not (it’s about $900 per Canadian)? It makes me think we’re more prepared for retirement than the CIA thinks. What should we consider? To try and gain a better understanding of these stats, I would ask, as a first question, who are Canadians? Who answered this CIA study? Canadians are in a variety of situations: a) Many Canadians are divorced or are in the midst of a breakup; b) Many of us are inheriting or will inherit money; c) Many Canadians help pay for the education of children and grandchildren; d) Many of us are in fair or poor health; e) Many of us are looking after aging parents; f) Many Canadians have disabled children (which can create certain types of expenses); g) Many Canadians are or have been bankrupt; h) Many Canadians have lost jobs in the last couple of years; i) Many Canadians (over 4 million) are over 65 years of age; j) Many Canadians are struggling with family losses, as members of the Depression and war era generation pass on. As a result, I wonder whether some of us may be a little more prepared for a retirement than we think. An example is the person who will inherit in the future. As a second question, I would ask what is it that Canadians are doing as they approach retirement? Rightly or wrongly, I assume many Canadians do something from time to time, or regularly, to prepare for “the future”. Canadians buy stocks every day, put some money in the bank, make regular contributions (monthly or otherwise) into RRSPs, buy real estate, and so on. I have no doubt many Canadians do nothing because they can’t or just don’t want to given the lifestyle they want or can afford. So be it. I still don’t know though whether it’s necessary to panic. As a third question, I would ask what government is doing. That question is important because the government administers the CPP and OAS. It pays unemployment insurance. It gives Canadians grants, loans (such as student loans), the guaranteed income supplement for low income seniors, and so on. The CPP has received a lot of attention lately. The federal government is weighing whether to change the system. Nothing firm has been concluded. The decision to increase premiums has not been particularly well received, and I hope other solutions are found in the coming year or two. It is probably safe to say that many Canadians will need solutions, and with a plan now worth around $125 billion and said to be good for another 75 years (according to the actuaries), the government has to give consideration to using it to help Canadians who need it. Another little discussed fact is that the Employment Insurance fund is apparently worth well over $30 billion. One wonders whether the federal government one day may make some creative use of that fund, for example, to assist older unemployed Canadians in ways not being done now. So what about you? It should be said that indeed our population is aging, and we are just at the start of the retirement of the massive boomer generation. Also, many of the people who in the last twenty years took big risks and lost money, and are saddled with debt, are boomers. However, many other boomers are in good financial positions, and can retire because of various factors, including good and careful investment decisions in years past. There are numerous books and articles already written about how to make a financial plan. My main point is that Canadians are in vastly differing situations in their lives, and so for many reasons are to varying degrees possibly prepared or unprepared for retirement. I am not prepared to take the CIA study as being wholly accurate about Canadians’ situations regarding retirement. In my opinion, the only long term solution to this situation (and the CIA cites this as well) is to continue efforts to make Canadians aware of the issues. We can then hope that each Canadian takes the steps they need to take, for their own preparation. I would resist the effort to treat us all as statistics.
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DANCING IN THE PLAZA
Outdoor dancing in the piaza is a popular aspect of the European culture. Spend your summer evenings dancing in the Minoru Plaza with talented dance leaders. Tango, Salsa and more. Tuesday July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th 7:00 – 8:30 pm FREE!
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The Richmond News June 25, 2010 A25
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Just prior to the 2010 Olympics, the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel unveiled its two-year, multi-million dollar major renovation. Part of that included creating a brand new café and wine bistro called FUEL Barista Bar. At the helm of FUEL is Morgan Lechner, executive chef of the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel. Born and raised in Victoria, Lechner knew he
wanted to become a chef at the tender age of six. He started cooking at 14 for Joeys Only Seafood, and after several years of working at small Greek restaurants in Victoria, plus a few other eateries, Lechner moved to Banff, Alberta to start his apprenticeship at the Rimrock Resort Hotel. He was then invited to move back to Victoria to be a chef de partie in
the Empress Room at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. After a few years there, he took time to travel to Central and South America. After several months backpacking around the Americas, Lechner was hired at the Banff Springs hotel as chef de partie of the 5diamond Banffshire Club restaurant. A few years later, he came to the coast and
worked at prestigious restaurants, such as Kettle of Fish, prior to ending up at the Delta. Meanwhile, Lechner says the most popular request from hotel guests — to go with their morning cup of java — is FUEL’s signature Chocolate Banana Mini Loaf. Impress your family and friends at home with this mouthwatering banana loaf.
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Sailing the seven seas for more than 40 years BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
Forty years ago, John Heras immigrated to Canada from Greece. He arrived with little money and limited English, but what he lacked in those two areas he more than made up for in drive. Heras was no stranger to hard work. Growing up on the small island of Skopelos, the young Heras spent his days on the ocean, fishing with his father. Initially, he worked up and down the coast, both in the forestry and fishing industries. Then, in 1967 as happenstance would have it, Heras was in a car driven by his father’s friend Gus Razis, a successful restaurateur, when he made a casual remark about one day maybe owning a fish market. “Right away, Gus told my dad he would help him get the financing,” said George Heras, president of 7 Seas Fish Co. Ltd. In an e-mail from Greece, where John Heras is vacationing, he said, “When I opened my store, it was myself and two others and we worked seven days a week, sometimes 15 to 18 hours a day. Fish was plentiful and prices were cheap in the early days — halibut sold for $1 a pound, crabmeat for $1.40 and sockeye for $1.39 pound.” John Heras remembers well those early mornings when he would head to Canoe Pass in Ladner to buy his fish stock directly from the fishermen. He would fill his pickup with ice, pile in the seafood and taker it back to his Kitsilano store. “A few years later, a few local restaurants asked me to supply them with my seafood,” he said. Depending on the catch of the day, John Heras would purchase fresh sockeye, Coho and spring salmon, rockfish, sole and halibut. “We were the first to bring salmon and rock fish directly from the boats to the retail-
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George Heras, president of 7 Seas Fish Company sells Oceanwise fish products to top restaurants. er,” he said. “In the early days, our store would sell between 4,000 to 5,000 pounds of sockeye and spring every weekend.” He recalled, rather fondly, one summer when the sockeye fishery was open for 29 consecutive days. “Can you imagine?” said George Heras. Times have certainly changed in more than four decades. Today, John Heras leaves much of the running of the company to his sons, George and Mike, who is the vice president. 7 Seas Fish Co. Ltd. has a 35,500 square foot plant and corporate office on Vulcan Way, Richmond and operates two retail
stores — in Vancouver and Surrey — with a new location in Langley to open in August 2010. They employ 130 people and sales have jumped from $8 million a decade ago to $40 million a year. As well as distributing across the world, 7 Seas has also expanded its supply of sustainable, Ocean Wise seafood and launched its individual size Cedar Grillers — readyto-cook sustainable-caught fillets on cedar planks. When the News first spoke to George Heras, he was off the next morning to Mexico to check out a new dealer. “I am meeting with a supplier that has
Ocean Wise Baja scallops, which are diver caught, and all-natural wild prawns,” said George Heras. “I meet with any potential new supplier to ensure they meet our sustainable fishing practices and don’t use any chemicals in the cleaning process. “Before we sign on any new supplier, we inspect their plants and processing facilities.” A waft of cedar and salmon hits you as you first enter the Richmond facility. After donning a white jacket, knee-high rubber boots and a hairnet, the tour begins. On this day, the plant — which runs six days, around the clock – is a busy place. Some employees are packaging wild salmon for Costco, while others are curing and seasoning salmon. In another corner, about a dozen employees are inspecting wild salmon fillets as they come off the deboner. “Every day, anywhere from 5,000 to 40,000 pounds of fish comes into our facility,” George Heras said, as he stopped to talk to one of the floor manager, who explained a shipment of pink salmon from Alaska are being crated in. In another room, some black cod, which has been seasoned in spices and salt, is being crated to an extremely frigid cooler to cure. “We don’t use any chemicals at all,” he added. A little further in the plant, the sweet smell of candied salmon assaults the senses. “Our candied salmon is marinated in sugar and spice and then cooked, smoked and wrapped.” When his father began, very few grocery stores carried fresh seafood at the time, and his only competition was a handful of fish markets in the Lower Mainland. “Dad really loved the fishing business and in the beginning he was simply trying to support his young family,” added George Heras. “He never dreamed it would get so big.”
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Music at the Cannery Open Air Summer Series is back! This Friday, June 25 head to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston and get your feet tapping to upbeat hot Louisiana dance music of Mojo Zydeco. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and admission by donation. Put on by the Beatmerchant. For more information, call Frankie Neilson at 604-204-0044. The River Rock Casino Resort presents Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 604-2804444 or visit www.riverrock.com. 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 604626-9903 or visit www. cluberudite.com.
Cycling Coalition is hosting a Streetwise Bike Skills Course at Thompson Community Centre on Saturday, June 26 from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.vacc.bc.ca or call 604-878-8222.
The River Rock Casino Resort presents Orchestral Zeppelin with Michael White & The White on Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 604-280-4444 or visit www.riverrock.com.
The Richmond Museum presents an Antique Identification Clinic on Saturday, June 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate. The cost to register is $10 per person. Al Bowen, a certified professional appraiser, historian and curator will help unlock the origins and value of your antique. Register (code# heraicamu) by calling 604-2478300 or in person at the museum.
Richmond Family Place is holding a Garage Sale on Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8660 Ash St. Great bargains to be had and the money raised benefits the nonprofit organization. For more information, call 604-278-4336 or info@ richmondfamilyplace.ca.
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The Sea Island Heritage Society presents the annual Burkville Daze, a photo and memorabilia collection, on Sunday, June 27 from 3-6 p.m. in the Burkeville Community Park on Airport Road, north of Russ Baker Way in Sea Island. For more information, visit www. seaislandhome.org. Come and celebrate Canada’s birthday at Richmond Public Library’s Celebrate Canada Fair. The free, multicultural, drop-in festivities take place on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brighouse branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. There will be cake, songs led by local musician Matthew Dyck, a cooking demonstration, a book and orchid sale, face painting. Call 604-231-6413.
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Ducking that boomerang Alexandra Peppitt THE PEPP-FILES
bread in the clearance bin that you will inevitably be scraping mold off three days later because you can’t fit it in the fridge, as beer always take precedence. The reason for this is two fold — mum’s fridge is bigger and accommodates fancy bread, and being drunk around your parents isn’t all that much fun. But the reverting goes beyond nutrition. It is Mum’s job once again to see to any cuts, sprains or bruises. It is now Mum’s job to lend a sympathetic ear when you want to complain about the day. On top of that she gives car lifts, helps with decisions on what to do for the day and makes the coffee. For my part I think she is having a blast getting to take on matronly duties, but one
step outside that ridiculous bubble and I try to see it her way. “Mmm” she thinks, “I’m pretty sure I packed this one off to university and helped foot the bill. Shouldn’t she be an accountant by now? Instead here she is buying the expensive bread, when I know full well she can navigate a clearance bin. Then again I am glad I don’t have to watch her get drunk anymore. Still she does seem to expect me to provide band aids and make the coffee — cheeky monkey. I think I’m not charging enough rent …” Now that I’m getting to know Mum again, I find myself surprised and amused at all the things I didn’t know, and learning more about the things I did. Then of course there are more spiritual and intellectual differences that we clash on, too — you know, like what wine to serve with a meal. If you have any funny ‘boomerang-esque’ stories please email me at email@example.com
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The phrase “boomerang generation” is a term loosely applied to those who managed a stint living on their own and then returned to cohabit with their parents, generally due to the economic climate. As a “boomeranger” myself, I feel comforted by this articulation, as I know I’m not alone. Unfortunately, we don’t get any added benefits. There is no “boomerang discount” card for the cinema or clothes shops — oh well. I am sure there are many other “boomerangers” here in Richmond who are fully aware of the perils and perks of being back at home. Firstly, we revert to a more childlike state. You find yourself saying, “Mummy, what’s for supper?” instead of simply making beans on toast like you did when you lived with your flatmates. There is a new expectation that now you can have the fancy bread when you go shopping. You don’t have to play the game of scouting out the nastiest, cheapest
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Iran wins playoff to earn its first ever Nations Cup berth BY MARK B OOTH
The 31st edition of the Nations Cup is still three weeks away yet there has already been a significant result. For the first time ever, the popular summer soccer tournament staged a qualifying round for the men’s Open Division. The four-team playoff saw Iran outlast Romania, Chile and Serbia to claim the final spot in the 16-team main draw. Nations Cup president Jeff Wilson annually gets requests from teams wishing to be part of this unique three-day event which sees players representing their own or parents’ country of origin. He typically holds firm with the returning participants but opted to open the door this time when Serbia caused some controversy a year ago. “They were already eliminated (from the playoff round) and played their last game with less than 11 players,” explained Wilson. “The problem with that is it impacts the other teams in their group so we decided to give them a slap on the wrist.” The Serbs weren’t removed from the tournament but their berth was suddenly up for grabs. “Iran has acquiring for the last three years to get in, while Romania and Chile and been pushing hard as well,” explained
Wilson. “From the people who came out (and watched the qualifying games) they were very impressed with Iran and think they are a legitimate contender.” Organizers are intrigued with the idea of making the qualifier a permanent fixture and there has even been some suggestion it could include the lowest placed teams from the previous year having to compete for their spots. It’s the continuing evolvement of a tournament that is already bursting at the seams. The fields at Hugh Boyd and Minoru Park are at capacity and the calibre of play in the Open Division won’t be compromised to accommodate more teams. Instead, the tournament executive is looking at other areas for potential growth and hosting some games at another park. “There continues to be an increasing demand for the over 30s division and that’s something we are going to have to look at,” said Wilson. “We would like to see more women teams to better reflect the growth and popularity of women’s soccer.” Wilson added there is also a possibility of adding an over 50s division. Right now the tournament goes up to over 45 but some longtime participants want to keep playing. The full draw for five divisions will be finalized in the next few days and will be available at the tournament website www. thenationscup.com
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Richmond Junior Mite Lightning Bolts head coach Dave Gillis lived up to his end of the bargain Tuesday night when each of his players got to crack an egg on top of his head after the team’s final game of the season. Looking to motivate his girls with 12 games remaining, he told them if they played hard, each of them could round the bases and finish the run by cracking a single egg on him. Enjoying all the fun and laughs with their coach were Jamie Mueller, Cassidy Chen, Megan Har, Emma Hodgins, Olivia Cowell, Kirstin Mann, Jennifer Lum, Angelica Symons, Madeline Gillis, Kyra Bates, Maddison Elcombe and Chloe Douglas.
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Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious Sunday. Information is coming (or being suppressed) from places it usually doesn’t. Friendships and optimism perk you up Monday to Wednesday – this relieves the general sluggishness you’re steeped in. (It’s a good sluggishness; you’re in a month-long natural hibernation cycle, designed to heal some overstrained parts of your health/emotions.) Use these three days to view the future, and make subsequent decisions about who/what to nurture, and who/what to chuck in your life. Rest, retreat Thursday/Friday. Don’t butt your head against an invisible brick wall Saturday.
Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Start important projects, seek favours, make personal appearances. (E.g., if seeking a job, show at the door, or phone, rather than sending a resume.) Your communications skills are sharp and career-oriented right now. Your money picture remains good. You could purchase a small luxury item. This inﬂuence helps career, too – angle for a pay raise. Sunday’s for relationships. Life’s deeper side rises to the surface Monday to Wednesday: research, invest, commit to a lifestyle change, become intimate – all’s good. Gentle joy Thursday.
Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: My superﬁcial advice is: be ambitious this week and the next few; it’s your time to strike. However, a “karmic hangover” affects this area through July 3. You might be wise to wait until Saturday onward to act. A different approach, situation, idea, project, might arrive July 3 onward, while those that draw you prior to this day might be subtle traps, involve suspect motives, or simply promise more than they will deliver. (Remember, through March 5, 2011 don’t push higher-ups, bosses, judges, etc.) Rely on your “inner antennae” more than my advice. Romantic vibes Monday to Wednesday!
Taurus April 20-May 20: The accent lies on communications,travel,siblings,casualacquaintances. You’re busy, but the stakes aren’t high, and you handle everything easily. One pretty important communication might exist early week – perhaps having a legal or love import. Sunday’s mellow, compassionate, good for gentle love, intellectual friends or foreign culture. Be ambitious Monday to Wednesday – all’s good! Friends, ﬂirtations, optimism, happiness brighten Wednesday night to Thursday/Friday. But retreat Saturday – nothing good will come of certain associates, gossip, etc. Read an atlas!
Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Rest, lie low, contemplate, plan your future. Be charitable, seek spiritual regeneration. Deal with governments, institutions, head ofﬁces, and “red tape.” Tackle a few chores Sunday. Early week might bring a few secrets, or an interesting nugget of information in a book, newspaper, etc. Relationships come front and centre Monday to Wednesday — be diplomatic, your position is not strong. Life’s secret ways open up Wednesday eve to Friday: investments, debt, sexual urges, research, dreams. Your hunches are accurate, results good. Don’t express your opinion Saturday, despite enthusiasm.
Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: An intellectual, legal, cultural, educational, publishing, far travel and gentle love trend ﬂoats into your life through the weeks ahead. Delay real action in any of these spheres until July 4 onward – subtle “wrong doorways” exist. Still, you’ll be happy, you’ll enjoy the mellow affection of this week! Sunday’s for talk, travel, news. You might learn something signiﬁcant early week – a tidbit in talk, or a way of looking – that changes your outlook, philosophy. Rest Monday-Wednesday. This last night to Friday bring romance, creative and pleasure urges – all ﬁne! Caution Saturday.
Gemini May 21-June 20: This week and the next few emphasize money, earnings, the price of things, possessions, memory, rote learning and, possibly, a sensual interlude. Early week, you might sense/know that these things are either tied to, or oppose, their deeper side (investments,family ﬁnances,inheritance, deeply consequential sex, etc.) For example, the amount you can invest is tied to earnings. In general (except Sunday) it’s better to focus on the light side, earnings, light sex, etc. Intellectual success, gentle love hover Monday-Wednesday. Be ambitious Thursday (very!) and Friday. Saturday’s hopeful.
Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: You will enjoy this week and the next few – friends, popularity, optimism, entertainment, light romance and happiness buoy your days! Your sexual magnetism intensiﬁes through July. (Already has, since June 6.) Your determination grows to cause some signiﬁcant change in your life. This would be very natural – go ahead. Sunday’s romantic, creative – seek pleasure. Tackle chores Monday to Wednesday; you’ll accomplish them. Relationship excitement enters Wednesday night to Friday. Be diplomatic – but eager! Caution Saturday: an attraction, ﬁnancial situation, has problems.
Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: This week and the next few, the accent lies on life changes, sexual urges, investments and debt, secrets, research, dreams. Your subconscious rises to the surface. Hunches are accurate. But don’t act on any of these in a major way before July 4 – especially be careful with ﬁnances and intimate commitments. Before then, a subtle trap exists which you might not “wake to” for months, years. Spend – carefully – Sunday. Friends, talk, errands Monday to Wednesday. Secrets, data, are everywhere! Home draws, and is a good place, Thursday/Friday. Romance needs caution Saturday.
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June 27 - July 3 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Although relationships ﬁll the weeks ahead, and will generally be fruitful, productive and pleasing, be cautious about forming long-standing, consequential links. That applies to March 5, 2011, but especially this week. Early week, you might meet a talkative person, perhaps someone who could/would be a mate or an employee or coworker. You might be “signing on” for a situation that turns dull, draws you into wrong choices, or simply doesn’t fulﬁl its promise. All June/July, avoid a lawsuit, especially over property or children. Chase money Monday-Wednesday. Make friends Thursday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Tackle chores all week, and to late July. (Well, maybe take a rest Sunday — and don’t tackle anything frenetically Saturday, July 3.) You’ll get a lot done, which will free you for the opportunities of August. Make sure you focus your efforts on the right tasks – tackle what’s outstanding, but don’t create new work projects. Your energy and effectiveness rises nicely Monday to Wednesday — wink at someone! Chase money or shop Thursday (better) and Friday. Friends don’t tell all Saturday. Your sexual magnetism is high all June/July – interesting “situations” arise. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week offers romance, pleasure, creative surges, passion about anything, charming kids, nature’s beauty – enjoy these, but don’t let them lead you into major lifeaffecting actions (especially this week, but generally to March, 2011). However, a subtle trap might lurk. E.g., romance could lead to a love affair that turns your life in the wrong direction. Sunday’s for fun, though it might turn profound if you meet a Virgo. Depths, mysteries, investments/debt, life changes Monday-Wednesday – dive in, all’s fine. Your energy, charisma soar Thursday/Friday – impress someone! email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
GARAGE SALES 2080
HUGE YARD SALE
Sat. June 26, 9am-3pm Richmond Family Place Debeck House - 8660 Ash St North off Frances, between 4 rd and Garden City Rain or Shine. All proceeds support Richmond Family Place.
RICHMOND T/H COMPLEX SALE Sat June 26TH 9 am to 3 pm 7088, 7100 & 7111 (LYNNWOOD DRIVE) enter off Railway Linfield Gate kids toys, books, plants, and many household items.
RMD MOVING SALE Sunday June 27th 10 - 2pm 7400 Gilbert Road Unit # 5
2 Household Sale Sat, June 26 9 to 3pm 9337 Kingsley Cres
CKC REG Lab Pups, top breed, family raised, tattoo, vet ✔, shots, Juyl 5, $850, 604-814-2177
ORANGE TABBY kittens, ready now, mixed kittens ready July 5th, $100 each. 778-344-7553
PET URINE Removal Treatment ™
For Carpet, Upholstery, Mattress. Why live with urine odor? Guaranteed! 604-536-7627 www.Emerald.ChemDry.ca
The Richmond News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
Name Brand ★ Used Clothing Sale ★ Sat & Sun, June 26 & 27th 9 to 4 pm 1226 Pacific Dr. Most sizes 10,12 & 14. ALL PROCEEDS TO DELTA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Richmond Tzu Chi Foundation
Richmond Chapter Fundraiser for Richmond Hospital Pediatric Resuscitation Room.
Sat & Sun June 26 & 27 9am - 4pm 9940 Deagle Rd.
FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957
Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340 abetterlifedogrescue.com
PERSIAN KITTENS 1 white & 2 tiger colours. Playful & ready July 3rd. $350 each. 604.615.4356 BERNESE BLK lab, fam raised, dewormed, vet✔ 1st shots, $600. 604-795-7662 No Sunday calls
GERMAN SHEPHERD pups for sale 8 weeks old CKC Reg. shots and vet check micro chip. Working and show & Family pets. $1000.00 604-512-3310
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RAGDOLLS & Domestic Kittens, $100-$500. 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
ADORABLE PUPS, 7 Pugs & 4 Westies $850. credit card ok, 604-542-8892 pics & video @ www.puppiesandponies.ca
WANTED TO BUY white poodle X Maltese. Prefer female. Kelowna 1-250-718-2924 BICHON FRISE pups, 11 wks, 1M/1F, 1st.shots, vet cked, guar. ready to go. $600. 604-820-0194 BOSTON TERRIER (PB) pups shots, dewormed, parents to view. 8 weeks old by July 5th. $1500. 604-542-1411, after 5pm. CHIHUAHUA PUP, PB, male, ready to go. Vancouver. $300 obo. Free Bichon 604-325-2639
ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
MINI DACHSHUND. Wire hair. Health guaranteed. Ready now! $800. 604-538-5433 PIT BULL puppies male & female 8 wks 1st shots, dewormed. View parents. $500. Ph 604-701-1587
CHINESE SHAR-PEI standard, miniature and toy. Several colors. Purebred. Vet checked. Great temperament, velvet coat, excellent wrinkling. Family friendly. $600. Call 604-888-1116
CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540
LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca
REG.HALF ARAB 12YO 15hh Gelding Experienced Rider Aldergrove $2,500 OBO 778-808-7810
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CULTUS LAKE − Lindell Beach 2 BR, kitch, pool/jacuzzi, bbq, golf, etc. $800/wk. 604-534-6714 www.mycultuslake.com MT. BAKER SKI AREA 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community w/ amenities. 35 min. from border $454,900 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704 www.mymtbakerhome.com
You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629
#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
S. Granville Trendy Hair Studio estab. over 5 yrs, exc location & decor $58,000 obo Busy White Rock Day Spa & Hair Salon, great location, well estab, good income $48,000 Yaletown Hair Salon $68,000 Jason 604-657-8737 Sutton
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★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older home? Damaged home? Needs repairs? Quick Cash! Call us First! 604-657-9422
www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $20,000 down $2,100/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock
Horses & Tack
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ARE YOU A LEADER? If you can manage, motivate & create teams, you can write your own ticket. We’re a 16 yr old Co. doing business in 65 countries, our Cdn. expansion plan requires 2 leaders from the area. 1-866-426-6226 www.lookingforleaders.net
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High Pymts, Penalty, Expired Listing?
years exp. Dr. Chris 604-275-3676
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !
PSYCHOTHERAPY for personal and relationship problems; 40
BICHON FRISE, CKC reg, P/B, Vet ✔, tattooed, non-shedding, $650-$750. 1-604-823-0021
#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.MazumaCapital.ca
AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE Pups Non-shedding mediums, parents 27lbs, spayed/neutered, 1st shots, reg. with ALAA, $2500 1-250-494-3107 Summerland
Something for everyone!
CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310
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3 BR Rancher Cloverdale, 1 bath, huge lot. Live in as is or build to suit, $339,900. 604-930-3000
Lots & Acreage
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Open House Sun 2-4 #405, 3190 Gladwin Rd. updated 1200sf 2br+den 2ba condo view pool $269,900 504-7424 id5160 Agassiz Price Reduced updated 630sf 1 bedroom condo $74,900 778-840-4455 id4991 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Coquitlam Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 511, 3132 Dayanee Springs Bv NEW top fl 650sf 1br condo, view $299,900 778-285-9449 id5170 Harrison Mills gated Rec Ppty, Park model 490sf 2br, 3214sf lot $223K 435-9877 id5115 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $479,900 514-0608 id5129 Langley immaculate2500sf 4br 3ba w/bsmt suite 5000sf lot $530K 532-6922 id5159 Langley resort like living, immaculate 1053sf 2 br 2ba condo $249,900 539-1005 id5161 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 New West Investor Alert! 555sf 1br condo nr Royal Cent Mall $164,900 525-8577 id5081 Sry Fleetwood huge 1801sf 5br 3.5ba rancher 7184sf lot $429900 778-240-1196 id5117 Sry Cedar Hills 2235sf 4/5br 2ba home w/suite, Fab views $449K 951-9104 id5119 Sry Beat the HST, NEW Fleetwood 3312sf 6br 3.5ba w/suite $639K 807-9405 id5131 Sry Boundary Park spotless 1654sf 3br 2.5ba, dbl sxs garage $419K 773-2992 id5167 S Sry gated 1547sf 2br 2ba rancher tnhse, dbl sxs garage $509,900 538-0993 id5169
1 ACRE gd - Mission All usable building lot, room for shop, pool & lrg home. High end homes built in this prestigious cul de sac subdivision. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by lot #7 - 8732 Jones Terrace, near the Abby on Dewdney Trunk Rd. $330,000. Call Len 604-763-4118
N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $333,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711
EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com
SAT/SUN 2-4PM 9751 Swansea Dr. New Listing! Cape Cod style detached home, Reno’d. Michael Lepore, Royal LePage Westside 604-295-3974 www.AccoladeRealEstate.ca
Real Estate Investment
★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598
6065 33 FLAVELLE Dr. 3 BR, 3 lvls, 2.5 baths, 2 f/ps. 3,360 sf home in CDS, on greenbelt. 7,260 sf lot. $917,000. By appt, 604-767-6742
SUNSHINE VALLEY DEVELOPMENTS Camping Cabins starting @ $199,000 to lock up. 604-599-3861, 778-888-4574
PENDER HARBOUR. 2 bed/2 bath home on large corner lot in Dream Valley, bareland strata with owners only access to Mixal Lake. Cottage country only a few hours from North Vancouver. Call Brenda Sopel RE/MAX Oceanview Realty 1-604-741-4242 Direct $415,000.00
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Spring Garage Sales
A34 June 25, 2010 The Richmond News
DOLPHIN SQUARE 1021 HOWAY ST. 8200 PARK ROAD NEW WESTMINSTER
1508 - 6888 Alderbridge Way 2 br corner, 2 bath, balc, gym, pool, 900sf, lease, np, ns, $1650, Jul 1, Eric 604-723-7368 (Prop Mngt)
2 BDRM $1250/mo Ackroyd Rd. close bus, sky, shop. Incl HT, HW, Prkg, Pool. NS, NP 604-759-9208
50% OFF 1st monthatfor $2910 bdrm suites starting
$ 1 Bdrm from 799 Central Location. $ 2 Bdrms from 1 & 2 bdrms959
Include heat, hot water, Close to D/W, gym proximity & visual intercom. Skytrain. Close to U/G parking & storage avail. major shopping. Near transit/Skytrain & shopping. Close to City Hall.
Call for details. Move-in bonus. Call for details.
604-273-0269 RENTALS 778-783-0258 www.caprent.com
1021MORTFIELD HOWAYROAD ST. 10951 NEW WESTMINSTER RICHMOND $ $ Bach from 1 Bdrm from785 799 $ $ 1 bdrms from 2 Bdrms from$ 890 959 2 bdrms from 1065 50%3 OFF 1st month for 2 $bdrm suites bdrms from 1270 Include water, Includesheat, heat, hot hot water, D/W, & visual D/W,gym Outdoor pool,intercom. gym & visual intercom. On a major U/G parking & storage avail. bus route. Well maintained Near transit/Skytrain landscaped grounds. & shopping.
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604-275-2664 RENTALS 778-783-0258 www.caprent.com 1 LARGE Br central Rmd, full facilities, bright top flr, avail July 1, 604-279-9743 * 604-644-0595
4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
TOP FLOOR 2 bdrm apt, SW face, ht, hw, cable, prkg, storage locker, balcony, close to all amen., steps from bus, shopping, NS, NP, suits mature single/ couple, lease. from $1075/m 604-241-3772 Richmond.
SRY, NEWTON EAST. 6 BR, 3.5 baths. Incl s/c bsmt suite. $15,000 down & $3,100/mo. Home worth $540,000. Call 778-397-0827 email@example.com STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 15532 Madrona Dr., 3 bdrm, HOUSE, on Cul-de-Sac in quiet family neighborhood, huge yard, new roof, dbl garage..... $1,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663
1 BDRM, sep entr, lrg l/r, f/p, new flr/paint, #5/Williams, July 1, $650, no pets, call 778-297-6690 2 BDRM bsmt, #4 & Williams, nr school, bus, shops, sep. entry, ns np, Avail July 1, $900 incl utils, no laundry, 604-274-8382 2 BR, new, W. Rmd. 1200sf, nr Railway & Granville, lg fenced back yd, nr amens, ns, np, incl utils, share wd, av immed, $1180, 604-277-8298 RCHMD 1 br side ste, utils incl, no pets, n/s, very quiet Ironwood Plaza $750 July 1. 604-272-1516
Office Space 621 sqft avail June 1st . 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. 2nd, elevator & sec indoor prkng, Ph: Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell 604-306-4563
Collectibles & Classics
1987 PORSCHE 911 Coupe, local, only 130km, immaculate. $28,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Sports & Imports
2004 MAZDA 6 GS 65kms, V6 sunroof, leather, bose stereo, excellent condition, fully serviced $14,500. Call 604-929-1964
2005 NISSAN Xterra SE. yellow 83.5ks, exc cond, free oil change for life. $17,750. 604-760-5354
NISSAN X-TRAIL BonaVista 2006 AWD, 78,000 kms, silver, A/C, Sunroof, Heated seats, New tires/brakes. No accidents. Ph. 604-715-7060
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
HOUR 2Service From Call
Family Owned & Operated
2008 HONDA Civic, Auto, 4 dr, silver, grey int, all power, a/c, 27K kms, $13,000. 604 518-3166 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
Scrap Car Removal
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
Sports & Imports
2002 DODGE Caravan, 7 pass, 6 cyl, 5 dr, 106k kms, roof rack, air cared, no accd. $5250 obo. By Owner. 604-525-9641
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
9155 1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE, like new, 50k, new battery & tires, pearl, $5995 obo. 604-721-5026
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1990 MERCEDES 560 SEL
HOME SERVICES 8080
2002 CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, exc cond, low kms, new tires, no acc, must sell $8500 obo, 604-506-0800
2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. only 69K, 1 year warr. remaining, dark grey w/tinted rear, black leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid $35,000, now $11,900 obo. 604-926-1206 2005 CRYSLER CROSSFIRE 2005. Low kms, heated seats, p/w, p/l. $17,500. 778-887-6567
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1996 FORD Explorer XLT, 5 L, V8, auto, 4x4, ps pb ac, very clean, mech A1, all set-up to tow your boat or trailer $2295 obo. 604-277-2967
2006 VW JETTA TDI, deisel, 41ks, mint, top model, f/load $15,900 obo. 778-386-0431
CHOICE CARPET CLEANING Free Est.! Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025, 778-688-0117
EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255
OFFICES & HOMES. Free est. 778-859-8008 or 604-957-0690, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993
*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re 2003 32’ Cougar by Keystone 5th wheel. In exc cond; two large slides; lots of solid oak cabinets, oak table w/4 oak chairs; 2 arm chairs, ent. unit; a/c, furnace; hydraulic front jacks; large awning; heated underbelly; corner shower; queen bed, closet, dresser; new washer/dryer; lg living room window; skylight; too many extras to mention. $21,000. 604.316.1018
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AirCared, fully loaded, leather, heated seats, pw, pl, alarm, pwr sunroof, pwr seats, CD, new tires & brakes, 228,000 km, runs well. $3000 obo.
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WANTED. 12, 14 or 16 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
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1993 PORSCHE 928, rare GTS widebody, only 109km, as new. $25,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
Call 310-1144 or visit telus.com/homephone
SHELL+WILLIAM NEW 1BR ste ,WALK to shops,bus,n/s,n/p, $690+util, July 1st 604-722-5829.
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No Wheels No Problem
1993 BMW M5, rare 340HP 3.8, only 121km, all books/records. $22,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
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1993 BMW M5, rare 340HP 3.8, only 121km, all books/records. $22,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
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A smart move. A smart move.
RMD NO.2 & Moncton, lrg 1 BR + livrm, lam flrs, $875 + 1/3 utils, incls cbl/net. ns/np 604 270-1010
$0 DOWN & WE MAKE YOUR 1st PAYMENT AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309
HOMESTAY FAMILIES Needed Immediately
Houses - Rent
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING
All Your Concrete Needs
Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158
West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458
30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured
L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098
*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925
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BATHS * KITCHENS * SUITES & MORE
MAGNOLIA LANDSCAPE Service, fence installation, yard renovations, excavation, Irrigation. 604-214-0661
Lawn & Garden
• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
•Lawn Care •Hedging •Pruning •Clean-up •Rubbish Removal •Power Raking •Aerating •Power Washing
Need a Gardener? Find one in the Home Services section.
Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside
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8205 All your Lawn Needs: Spring special... aerating & lime $99, *Rubbish Removal 604-209-8640
Chau Le Gardening new lawn, maint. & cleanup trimming shrubs topping hedges 604-782-5288 HEDGES TRIMMED LAWNS CUT FREE ESTIMATES 604-274-9656
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Moving & Storage
B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efﬁcient & Reliable
CASH N’ CARRY CARTAGE • Gnarly Old Dude with trailer • Cheap n’ Easy • Call Ramblin’ Ryan
$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 AJK MOVING Ltd. Delivery, storage. No job too small or big. Clean-up, garage, basement. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072
Need a Painter? Find one in the Home Services section.
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
Renovations & Home Improvement
All Season Rooﬁng
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
Re-Rooﬁng & Repairs Specialists
★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030
20 year Labour Warranty available
HOME IMPROVEMENT Carpentry/Electrical/Plumbing/ Painting. Reasonable rates. Excellent references. 604-271-8549 PRP RENOVATIONS. Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters 604-764-0399 RAINBOW RENOS, 26 yrs exp. We do it all - basements, kitchens, baths, additions 778-885-0771 RENO EXPERT 32yrs exp. Ins. Kitchen, doors, molding, floors. Painting, windows, deck, fence. Free est. Gerald 604-725-0459
Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
Renovations & Home Improvement
BDC RENOVATIONS ★ Decks ★ Stairs ★ Basement Suites ★ Kitchens ★ Bathrooms Insured & Wcb Exc Ref’s Est 10 Yrs
•Residential Rooﬁng •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections
Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount
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★Mike’s Haul-Away & Disposal ★
• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof
10% lower than any other written estimate SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured
604-726-6345 MAC ROOFING INC. Residential & Commercial ★ ★ Beat the HST ★ ★
Torch On Specialist Member of Shell Busey’s House Smart Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp
Prompt & Courteous House, Garden & Garage Waste Service For Free Quote or Appt. call Mike at 604-241-7141
$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072
A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd All types of Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000
A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437
A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ WCB Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266 PRP ROOFING. 15 yrs exp. Reroof, new roofs & repairs. Insured, WCB. Free est 604-764-0399 SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513
★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yards. Any size is $199 + dump fees. disposalking.com 604-889-2085 RUBBISH & CAR REMOVAL Free Estimates 604-214-0661
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
ALWAYS DONE RIGHT CONTRACTING ★We specialize in all kinds of waterproofing. ★Vinyl & fibreglass decking. ★Aluminium railings & canopy. ★ All kinds of framing Call Martin 604-722-3392
Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043
Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
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