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The number of reported crimes in Richmond has fallen — according to the latest figures released by Statistics Canada. As is the case across Canada — where reported crimes fell by three per cent — the number of known incidents in Richmond dropped in 2009, falling four per cent from 14,865 to 14,627.

Violent crimes are also down in the city to 1,881 — a two per cent drop per head of population. In fact, the vast majority of crime categories enjoyed an appreciative dip in reports, in line with the rest of the country. However, it wasn’t all good news for Richmondites and there were a few blips along the way, with the city experiencing five murders last year, compared to two in 2008.

And sexual assaults in the city was another one of the categories that bucked the general downward trend, with a small 13 per cent spike. Particularly worrying among the sexual assault figures was the 100 per cent rise in sexual violations against children — up to 22 incidents from 11. Matters of extortion showed the biggest year on year increase in the city, up a massive 184 per cent to 58 reports from just 20.

Forcible confinement or kidnapping jumped by 63 per cent from 12 incidents to 20. Assaults with a weapon went up seven per cent and attacks on peace officers also rose, this time by 37 per cent to 28 incidents. Indecent acts rose sharply by 64 per cent, from 31 reports to 52 in 2009. Thankfully, the use of firearms in Richmond was significantly down, 69 per cent, from see Robberies page 2

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Richmond’s population is set to spiral in the next 30 years by almost 50 per cent to 280,000. And the city will need to have another 26,000 apartments — a rise of 120 per cent — if it wants to accommodate the people explosion by the year 2041. The two forecasts were among a plethora of trend-based predictions made by consultants Urban Futures, who were hired by the City of Richmond to help with the 2041 OCP Update. The study is part of a long-term process to enable the city to plan ahead of time with the infrastructure and facilities it will need to cope with an expanding populous. Another highlight from the report, which was presented to city council’s planning committee this week, included Richmond employing almost 180,000 people by 2041 (an increase of 33 per cent). The forecasts were even broken down to specific neighbourhoods, with the city centre set to more than double its population to top the 100,000 mark. To cope with such massive growth, the city centre’s complement of 15,000 apartments will have to multiply by 139 per cent to 35,000 units. ❚ North Richmond is next on the list of expanding populations, with an expected 40 per cent rise by 2041 to around 30,000. ❚ East Richmond will have to prepare for a 37 per cent increase in population, coupled with a 23 per cent rise in employment. ❚ Steveston will enjoy a more modest 10 per cent rise in population, but a 27 per cent rise in employment to 5,400 and a 62 per cent spike in the number of apartments. see Airport page 3


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Continued from page 1 16 reports to five, as were robberies — down 21 per cent from 141 incidents to 113. And people’s homes and businesses appear to have been a little safer, with breaking and entering down 20 per cent from 2008 to 2009. Across Canada, the number of impaired driving incidents rose in 2009. Richmond mirrored that

trend with a disturbing 45 per cent increase in reports — up to 439 from 296. The possession of cannabis was also a time consumer for the cops last year, with a 55 per cent rise from 445 incidents to 703. However, the total number of incidents reported for cannabis trafficking, production and distribution fell by 45 per cent. Statistics Canada said Canadians reported 2.2 million crimes to police last

year, down about three per cent — or 43,000 fewer reported crimes — from the year before. Canadians also reported 17 per cent fewer crimes than they did a decade ago. In terms of cities, the metropolitan area of Abbortsford-Mission saw the greatest decline in reported crimes, with a 22 per cent fall. Quebec’s Saguenay area saw the greatest increase at 12 per cent.

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example, Novex has been working for almost three years to add the electric vehicles to its fleet due to the overwhelming emission reductions. “A benefit of using these vehicles for early morning deliveries to hospitals and universities that are located in residential areas is they minimize noise pollution, and thereby significantly reduce the impact on the community for a positive social effect.” The new vehicles will result in Novex saving

approximately 58 C02e tonnes per year — the equivalent to taking 12 cars off the road each year. Additionally, the fuel savings when using the two vehicles is expected to be about $25,000 per year. Novex, which has more than 100 delivery vehicles, already saves 88 C02e tonnes annually by using hybrid cars, natural gas vans and biodiesel freight vehicles in its fleet — equivalent to taking 18 cars off the road each year. Iain Black, Minister

of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development, praised Novex. “It’s a feather in British Columbia’s cap that one of our companies has become the first in Canada to incorporate electric delivery trucks into their everyday commercial fleet,” he said. “I commend Novex for being a pioneer in embracing green vehicle technology and for showing the way in reducing B.C.’s carbon footprint.” For Smith Electric Vehicles, licensing the first two trucks in Canada is a break-through in supplying the Canadian market with commercial vehicles that are both emission-free and noise-free. “Novex is delivering more than packages, they are delivering leadership to the next generation of transportation,” said Bryan Hansel, Smith Electric Vehicles’ CEO. “It takes more than technology to create change, it takes visionary leaders to take the required steps to action. “Novex has played that key leadership role in getting Smith Electric Vehicles on the road in Canada.”

Airport: Could generate up to 11,000 new Sea Island jobs Continued from page 1 ❚ Sea Island will, according to the predictions, gain very little in population due to its proximity to the airport. However, the airport’s expanding passenger numbers and projected increase in services are expected to generate a 45 per cent increase in employment to around 35,000 jobs. ❚ Central Richmond’s population may increase by 23 per cent to around 107,000, with the area’s 22

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per cent rise in employment due largely to the arts, culture, health and education sectors. According to Urban Futures’ forecasts, key factors behind the city’s need for a 120-per-cent rise in apartments is the fact that Richmond’s “urban footprint is becoming mature and built out,” the report states. Just where those apartments are going to be built is another matter. On the employment front, more

than 10,000 of the estimated 45,000 new jobs are predicted to come from the sales and service sector. “Richmond’s anticipated employment growth (33 per cent) is not as vigorous as its population or housing growth because of an ageing labour force,” according to the report. East Richmond’s 37-per-cent growth will almost entirely be in the Hamilton area. The report concludes that, while being able to accommodate

the projected apartments can be done fairly easily, the options for “ground orientated housing,” such as: secondary suites; townhouses; backyard cottages; duplexes and triplexes require “more analysis and discussion.” Just how the city will tackle all of the population, housing and employment factors will be presented in the form of different options to the public during a series of open houses this fall.

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Disability charity to get $25,000 loan from city The Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) will get a $25,000 interestfree loan from the City of Richmond. The loan — the first of its kind from a financial distress fund set up last fall by the city — has to be paid back within six points to remain free of interest. Set up in the light of governments either delaying or slashing funding to non-

profit organizations — the fund provides temporary loans, as opposed to grants. Any organization applying for the emergency loan needs to prove it’s expecting to receive a grant from a source other than the city within an allotted time. Frances Clark, founding member of RCD, had pleaded with the city in June last year to establish an emergency fund to help out

Richmond’s social services, which, according to her, are suffering due to cutbacks and delays in provincial and federal grants and donations. A maximum of $500,000 was allocated to the fund from the 2008 surplus, for a period not

exceeding three years, with half reserved for loans this year, $150,000 for next year and $100,000 for 2012. City staff originally suggested charging interest on emergency loans to nonprofit organizations before city council

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The City of Richmond is warning the public to look out for the invasive and toxic giant hogweed plant. Giant hogweed — which can grow up to six metres tall — has been spotted recently on city property and officials are asking Richmond residents to keep an eye out for the plant and report it to the Invasive Plant Council of BC. The plant has been positively identified on the greenspace between Flight Path Park and the Sea Island Fire Hall in Burkeville. The

city is investigating other potential sightings and crews have undertaken hazardous plant management measures at the Sea Island location and asks the public to be alert for giant hogweed signage. City crews will continue to monitor and manage this area as well as any other sites that are reported. Contact with the photosensitive toxins in the plant’s sap from the stem, hairs and leaves can badly burn and blister skin, while contact with the eyes can cause temporary or permanent vision problems. However, there can be

some confusion in how to identify the plant. As well as growing very tall, it has serrated leaves as large as 1.5 metres across, as well as dark reddish-purple blotches on its stalks. It produces white clusters of umbrellalike flowers. Giant hogweed thrives near streams, creeks, ditches, roads and in vacant lots. It’s sometimes easily confused with other native plants such as cow parsnip or Queen Anne’s lace, which also have umbrella-like flowers, but are smaller and do not pose similar health risks. If residents suspect they see giant hogweed on city

property, they should call the city’s invasive plant hotline at 604-276-4316. If possible, take a picture of the plant and email it to invasiveplants@richmond. ca. If residents suspect giant hogweed on private property, they can call the Invasive Plant Council of BC at 1800-WEEDSBC. Anyone who has direct contact with hogweed sap should wash the affected area immediately with mild soap and cool water, keep exposed skin out of sunlight for at least 48 hours, and seek immediate medical attention if blistering occurs.

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“I’ve ment my safety been as a cyclist, cycling but rather my throughout awareness Richmond of, and coopsince the eration with, seventies, other road so I’d like users. THE SPOKESMAN to think Time has I’ve learned a thing or brought me invaluable two about cycling safety. I accumulated knowledge, know I’ve seen a fair bit of skill, and experience, change on the roads during though, that means very that time. little unless I receive coopRichmond has grown eration from those with from a sleepy agriculwhom I share the road. tural/bedroom suburb into It pains me to see any a vibrant city in it’s own road user who is not fully right. Long gone are the aware of, and cooperative drainage ditches that were with, his or her fellow as wide as the narrow travelers. roadways. Too often I see disToday, Richmond has tracted motorists simply impressive state-of-theforcing their way down art traffic corridors that the road, or cyclists who accommodate all forms of neglect to view the street transport, both safely and as a whole, and/or neglect efficiently. to seek the clues from Yet some might be surnearby motorists indicatprised to hear that I don’t ing when it is safe to prothink it’s been the boom in ceed. cycling infrastructure that If an investment in has been the most signifieducation, enforcement, cant development to augand the encouragement

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hey say you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps, but it appears that hasn’t stopped our government from trying. As reported in the Globe and Mail this week, the Canada Revenue Agency is preparing to loosen the rules around voluntary disclosure for big-time tax dodgers. The new regulations will reportedly allow Canadians with secret offshore accounts to fess up at less expense, with only the past 10 years of undeclared earnings open to scrutiny by tax collectors. The move will bring Canada’s tax laws more in line with those in the United States — but it only goes half the distance. Unlike our southern neighbour, which has been turning the screws on Swiss banks and other offshore havens, forcing them to turn in their tax-dodging clients, Canada is doing nothing to drive the errant well-to-do into the open. Without that component, the plan is of little value. Why would cheaters volunteer to pay a decade of back taxes when there is no greater risk of discovery now than there was when they started? The new rule simply means the few who are foolish enough to get caught won’t pay as stiff a penalty as they would have otherwise. If the federal government ever wants to see its lost revenue, it will have to produce a cane in addition to this new carrot. Freeloaders will only pay up if there is a downside to not doing so. — North Shore News editorial

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The Editor, Regarding: “Honour system requires trust,” Just landed, News, July 16. I am wondering just what planet Ms. Ho has just arrived from. She said in her column that turnstiles would be an inconvenience to commuters, making boarding time longer. I wonder how they manage in London, England transporting 3.4 million passengers daily over 275 miles of track using the turnstile system. We, on the other hand, use the so-called honour system and it cost the taxpayers of the Lower Mainland $2.9 to $3.1 million dollars per annum. That is 4.9 per cent of transit’s total revenue, due to transit passengers not being honest and honourable. It is not just with SkyTrain. I used to travel into New Westminster every morning around 6 a.m. I did this for several years. The bus followed the old Marine Drive, and at Byrne Road there was a zone change. Every time a transit inspector, or sometimes the driver, would do a check on the bus the same group of passengers had to buy another fare stage ticket. This group of people travelled on this route every morning, just like me, but they always travelled on a single zone ticket. This was also on the honour system! There is no honour involved if you are saving a dollar! With some folks that’s much more important! Rob C Bulloch Richmond

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owe, I owe, so off to work I go. If you’re like most Canadians, you’re in debt. In March, 65 per cent of Canadians said they were losing sleep over their finances. More than one in four Canadians (27 per cent) said they were kept up at night worrying about paying off their debt, according to the RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index. And then there’s the nearly 20 per cent of us who worry about not having enough money for retirement and the 16 per cent of us who worry about having no emergency fund. We’re a worrying bunch, but apparently we like to spend money. I have to admit, it takes a lot of money to run a household these days, particularly in Metro Vancouver, where housing costs are huge. In Richmond, it’s next to impossible to get by without a car, unless you live in the downtown centre. And then, of course, there’s food, which is a substantial outlay each month. Not to mention clothing, medication, utility bills, property taxes, and on and on. It’s ironic to me that such a huge percentage of Canadians are tossing and turning over their finances, because when I look around me the signs of wealth are everywhere. My neighbourhood, built in the 1970s, is being torn down, bit-by-bit, and replaced with giant mansions that

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fill up every square inch of the property. As I drive down No. 3 Road, or Westminster Highway, brand new Mercedes, Range Rovers and BMWs surround me. Are these the same folks who are up at night worrying about money? It’s simple math to see that some of them must be. The Bank of Canada just raised its overnight rate for the second time; the bank said they expect the Canadian economic recovery to be more gradual than what they were projecting in April. The bank expects the Consumer Price Index and inflation to remain low at about two per cent. It’s good news for consumers that prices and inflation will remain low, but what about the interest rates? If those mansions and luxury cars are financed by mortgages and lines of credit, they might be sitting empty if rates suddenly spike. However, that doesn’t seem terribly likely: most banks have been offering extreme low mortgage rates despite the Bank of Canada increases. It’s also ironic that “balance sheet repair” (i.e. paying off debt) is expected to temper the pace of global growth, according

to the Bank of Canada. So the very thing people are being told they should do — pay off their credit cards — is causing a decrease in spending severe enough to slow global growth. Job anxiety is another big worry. Twenty-two per cent of Canadians said that a member of their household was worried about losing their job or being laid off, and in B.C. that anxiety increased in March. Let’s hope businesses aren’t in the process of so much “balance sheet repair” that they lay off staff, who then cannot spend any money, which then means the economy collapses even further. I’ve always found that money ebbs and flows like the tide. When it’s flowing, you can have a peaceful, easy feeling in that area of your life. When it ebbs, it’s stressful. That’s when you’re awake at 3 a.m. tossing and turning. But really, other than the worry, unless you’re living in poverty, the worry is really the worst of it. Usually, a person can work things out, get another job, pay off that bill or find the cash to buy the groceries. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.” Money can make your life easier, but it can’t buy love, family or good health. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.sherlock@gmail.com.


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Letters HST benefits community groups

The Editor: Re: “HST hit on non-profits understated,” Letters, July 16. In response to a letter from Frances Clark about grant reductions for community groups, I’d like offer a few points for your readers to consider. The Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society does good work. And that’s why (other than in 2005), their Direct Access grant has been the same or more every year since 1999. Their grant has increased from $24,000 in 1999 to about $36,000 this year. In total, the society has received more than $350,000 through these grants. In fact, this year $120 million will be distributed to over 6,000 charity groups. The assertion that the Olympic and Paralympic Games somehow reduced fund-

ing for the RTES grant is simply wrong. Richmond, largely because of the Olympic Oval and the Canada Line, received a massive boost in tourism. This helps our provincial economy, and means more money can be reinvested into community groups. Finally, the HST, like the Olympics, is about creating jobs and boosting our economy. As our economy grows, and as the HST helps our businesses grow and create jobs, the whole province benefits. When people are working, they pay income taxes, and personal income taxes are the single-biggest source of revenue for the government. We’ve been through some difficult economic times, but as revenues improve, we’ll continue to reinvest in community programs. John Yap MLA for Richmond-Steveston

Oops, B.C. Hydro still publicly owned The Editor, Re: “Reclaim people’s power,” Letters, July 14. As Samuel Butler said, “I do not mind lying but I hate inaccuracy.” Sorry folks, my mistake. B.C. Hydro has not been privatized. Yet. Unlike its public power partner, B.C. Gas, and B.C. Rail, B.C. Hydro remains a Crown corporation. For now.

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Let’s have bocce for all ball courts are near completion. I’ve also noticed that just west of the courts is a pine tree shaded area, perfect for two 13 x 90 foot formal bocce courts. On July 14 in this paper Diamella Hsiung, a self-confessed teenager, wrote about how the basketball courts are a benefit to young people in the neighbourhood as other parks and facilities in Richmond continue to be over used by young and old alike. Bocce courts next to this new facility would offer a great balance to this end of the park. I would encourage the city to consider this as they press forward improving South Arm Park. Stephen E. Murphy Richmond 01308878

The Editor, Re: “Look on park’s bright side,” Letters, July 14. It was interesting to read in the Vancouver Sun about the dwindling number of older men using the bocce courts in East Vancouver. This must be a local Vancouver phenomenon as amongst my middle aged friends; bocce, bole or what ever you choose to call it, is all the rage. It’s replaced crochet, and the ever scary lawn darts as the thing to do while celebrating summer in our backyards and parks. “Come on over on Sunday and we’ll have some burgers and hot dogs and play a little bocce” is heard all summer long. As I walk the park at South Arm, I’ve noticed the basket-

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The Editor, Re: “Look on park’s bright side,” Letters, July 14. I am a resident of South Arm, and have so far followed the debate about the proposed changes to South Arm Park from the sidelines. However, after reading Ms. Hsiung’s naive and misguided letter on Wednesday, I had to reply. South Arm Park is one of the largest and most enjoyable parks in Richmond, and currently perfectly serves the needs of the residents of the community. Somehow, Ms. Hsiung is under the fallacious impression that a place has to be artificially constructed for her and others to be able to exercise there. However, South Arm Park is already a prime location for exercise. From what I see of the numerous people running in the park, South Arm residents have long ago real-

ized that they can make perfect use of their park just the way it is. The park is an ecosystem in itself — there is a beautiful balance between the families taking their children out for a walk or having a picnic, the people doing their daily exercise and those who are simply relaxing in the sun; what would be detrimental to the park would be the influx of people who are as misguided as Ms. Hsiung and who would be lured by new construction and artificiality and not by the park’s natural atmosphere. I support Mme. Eve Rollet de Darante’s petition because she is the only one fighting to keep our park from becoming just another soulless exercise facility. There still hasn’t been an official announcement of a moratorium on the plans to put artificial turf in place; the city council has simply quieted down on the

issue, lulling us into a false sense of security so that one day, we could be surprised to wake up to a big sign on the field announcing imminent construction plans. I believe that a “rampage” of protesters is necessary, because complacency on this issue is not an option. As for Ms. Hsiung’s final statement, the audacity of suggesting that longtime residents of this community go elsewhere so that she and her friends could deign to get out of their house is astounding. There are plenty of places to get exercise in Richmond without having to turn our park into a soulless artificial wasteland. South Arm Park is perfect the way it is, and residents of the community don’t need any so called “improvements” — we love our park just the way it is. Anna Prokofieva Richmond


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of these incredible families’ lives.” Across B.C., the foundation has more than 160 families on its Great Escape program registry. The variety of activities offered through it includes movie screenings, harbour cruises, mother-daughter makeovers, sporting events, picnics and more. “We also touch the lives of seriously ill children and their families in hospitals and online … we do that more than 44,000 times a year here in British Columbia,” said Burnett. “And that is all done by two employees, more than 60 volunteers and five interns. “The volunteers and interns really make every escape possible.” Burnett went on to say they have a full day packed with thrills and surprises for the kids, their siblings and parents come Thursday, July 29. “This is our sixth year of partnering with Rocky Mountaineer and we have 69 all together, who will board the train in North Vancouver at 7:30 a.m.,” said Burnett. On the scenic ride up, these special guests will enjoy a sing-along, will have their caricatures done of themselves, and enjoy lunch onboard. Then, when the group reaches Whistler village, they will be treated to ice cream at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, before heading on the gondola for a scavenger hunt at the peak of Whistler Mountain. “Then, we return around 6:30 p.m.,” Burnett said. “This is a chance for 19 seriously ill children and their families to enjoy a memorable day without the fear and stress of a hospital room.” The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mandate to help seriously ill children and their families cope through entertainment, education and family activities. For more information about the foundation, visit www.starlightcanada.org.

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“We also receive so much support from the other families we meet, who like us, are dealing with a very sick child.” Another parent who is also a fan of the Starlight Children’s Foundation is Richmond’s Ron Bordeleau. He, his wife Theresa and their daughter Chenelle boarded the train last year for the same Starlight Great Escape program that Spencer is about to embark on. Bordeleau said his daughter, who was eight at the time, still talks about the outing to Whistler. Chenelle suffers from Type 1 Diabetes as well as Celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine). “The train ride was her absolute favourite part and the ice cream in the village was a highlight as well,” said Bordeleau. “She could forget about her disease for a day and just be a regular kid.” Heather Burnett, spokeswoman with the Starlight Children’s Foundation, said the charity feels “fortunate to be able to be part

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Change has come to the longlived Toyota 4Runner, and it’s long overdue. That’s not a criticism of last year’s model, which has held up quite well—it’s just that last year’s model came to us in 2003. Change wasn’t so much inevitable as it was necessary. After all, when you have a customer base as loyal as 4Runner owners are, you don’t want to keep them waiting too long. Now in its fifth generation, the 2010 4Runner takes everything that was good about the 2009 model and makes it better. It’s more refined, more stylish, more sophisticated, more…everything. It’s a traditional, truck-based SUV with a tough outer body covering a tougher underbody. Toyota offers five different SUVs, reaching out to a wide variety of consumers. The popular RAV4 competes in the compact segment, while the full-size

Sequoia is exactly the opposite. The Highlander is the friendly people mover, and the FJ Cruiser harkens back to the super-tough FJ40 4x4. For its part, the 4Runner combines the size, passenger/cargo space, and price of the Highlander with the off-roading prowess of the FJ Cruiser. While the Highlander is designed purely for city use and doesn’t fare too well off the beaten path, the 4Runner is at home both on the street and in the wild. Similarly, the 4Runner provides space and convenience that the FJ Cruiser wasn’t designed to offer. What the 4Runner doesn’t bring to the table are the manners of the car-based Highlander. Eschewing a unitized body for the classic bodyon-frame design, it prizes agility and ground clearance over handling and comfort. see 4Runner page 16

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The 4Runner’s 4.0L V6 produces 270-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, generating more horsepower than the previous model’s 4.7L V8 and more torque than the previous V6. As a result, Toyota has chosen not to offer a V8 in 2010. A fivespeed automatic is the only available transmission. SR5 and Trail Edition 4Runners feature a parttime 4WD system, while the Limited model gains full-time 4WD. While it may not be as easy to drive as a Highlander, the 2010 4Runner is dramatically improved over the 2009 version. It’s smoother and sportier, with better handling and ride quality. That being said, it does what most body-on-frame vehicles do, diving forward when you brake and shaking noticeably in turns. Backcountry drivers will want the Trail Edition, which boasts a wide variety of off-road technologies including the Multi-terrain Select System, which enables the 4Runner to tailor wheel slip to the offroad conditions, a Multiterrain ABS system that provides more control when

braking, and Crawl Control. The latter feature sets the vehicle to a speed between 1.5 to 5 km/h so that the driver can concentrate on steering. In addition to the base suspension, Toyota equips the Trail Edition with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System focused on off-roading, while the Limited gets the XRelative Absorber System (X-REAS) for greater performance, comfort, and control.

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Given the boxy exterior, it’s no surprise that there’s lots of room inside the 4Runner, which boasts excellent headroom in both the front and rear seats. Power-adjustable front seats are standard and generally very comfortable, but the lumbar support could be a bit firmer. The second-row bench seat splits 40/20/40 and has seatbacks that recline up to 16 degrees. Controls are logically placed, and the Trail Edition’s overhead console—which collects all of the off-road switches in one location—is a nice touch. Options in the cargo area include a third-row seat in the Limited Trim, or a sliding cargo floor that can hold up to 90kg, making it easier to load and unload. While the third-row seats fold completely flat, the sliding floor is the way to go unless you need seven seats on a regular basis. One feature we’re still glad to see is the sliding window in the hatch. see 4Runner page 18


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all emerging. The Oval literally could be the iconic venue of badminton in North America. It will take a while and we are years away from where we want to be. But we have enjoyed working with the Oval and the City of Richmond and think this is the perfection location. Now, we just have to get bigger and better.” The Open’s star attraction was Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat and the one-time world champion didn’t disappoint. He captured the men’s singles title on Sunday by dispatching France’s Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-11. Hidayat reached the final by surviving a near round of 16 upset against another French player — Mathieu Lo Ying Ping. “For us, it was almost like a heart attack every night because our star top seeds almost lost every single night,” laughed Milroy. see Badminton page 21

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Richmond snowboarder Alexa Loo has announced her retirement. Loo, 37, spent the last 11 years training and racing on the Canadian Snowboard Team program. The two-time Olympian and seven-time Canadian Champion in parallel giant slalom stepped three times on the FIS World Cup podium throughout her career. “Alexa has been a trailblazer for women in snowboarding, leading the path and motivating younger alpine snowboarder to strap up and snowboard. Alexa leaves a strong legacy to women’s snowboarding, and we genuinely wish her the best of success in her professional career,” said Robert Joncas, Director of High Performance at Canada~Snowboard. “We hope that she will, in some way, continue to share her passion for snowboarding in the community.” At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Loo was the top Canadain in the parallel giant slalom event, placing 12th. Loo qualified for the

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BROILER CHICKENS for sale in Abbotsford. call Rex or Jean after 5pm, 604-856-0349

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TO: Ya Nan Jiang Your wife, CAROL NGA TING TING, has filed a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim - Family Law Proceeding, No. E102029, in the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, asking for a divorce. Your whereabouts being unknown, the Court by Order dated July 13, 2010 ordered service of the Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim on you by this advertisement. The grounds alleged for divorce are stated in the Statement of Claim. If you wish to defend or defend and counterclaim, the steps you must take and the times within which you must take them are set out in the Notice endorsed on the Writ of Summons. A copy of the Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim will be mailed to you on request, addressed to the District Registrar, of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2E1, making reference to No. E102029. If you do not file an appearance in the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and take the other steps set out in the Notice e n d o rs e d o n t h e W r i t o f Summons within 21 days of the date of publication of this advertisement, you will not be entitled to further notice, and 21 days thereafter the Plaintiff may proceed and the relief claimed may be given in your absence. District Registrar NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of Barbara Mary Curmi, also known as Barbara M. Curmi and Barbara Curmi, deceased, formerly of 6111 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 1Y4 Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Barbara Mary Curmi, also known as Barbara M. Curmi and Barbara Curmi, deceased, under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company c/o Pryke Lambert Leathley Russell LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, at Suite 500 - North Tower, 5811 Cooney Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6X 3M1, on or before September 7, 2010, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims that have been received. DATED at Richmond, British Columbia this 21st day of July, 2010 J.Karen Dylla PRYKE LAMBERT LEATHLEY RUSSELL LLP Solicitor for the Executor

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Richmond

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Surrey

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Recreation Property

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KNIGHTSBRIDGE

Cambie Road near No. 5 Road, Richmond 2 BR, 1 bath lower unit, $920/mo avail. Utilities are extra. One parking stall included. Laundry hook ups for stackers only. Coin laundry in complex. We are family housing so cannot rent to a single or a couple in a 2 bedroom unit. Must have income range of $2760-$4600 gross per month. Security deposit is ½ month’s rent. Small pets accepted (some dog breeds are not accepted) with additional security deposit of 1/2 month’s rent.

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5.3 ACRES for $599K. Langley Trans Can 264 exit N. 2 more lots avail. Attn Truckers/Hmbuz/Builders. Chris 604-809-4100 Remax

EVERGREEN DOWNS 4600 Evergreen Lane, Ladner

2 BR apartment, $835/mo includes hot water and one parking stall. Electricity, phone, cable is extra. Elevator in building and coin laundry. We are family housing so cannot rent a 2 bedroom to a couple or a single person. Income guidelines are a range of $2850 to $4600 gross per month to qualify. We have no subsidies available at this time. Application, references, proof of income are required. Security deposit for unit is 1/2 month’s rent. We do accept small dogs and pets with an additional 1/2 month’s rent as security deposit.

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Francis Road near No. 3 Road, Richmond 2 BR, 2 level Apartment $950/mo available. Utilities are extra. One parking stall included. No laundry hook ups in this unit. Coin laundry in building. Must have an income range of $2800-$4600 gross per month. We are family housing so cannot rent to a single or a couple in a 2 BR unit. Application, proof of income and references required. Security deposit is ½ month’s rent. Small pets accepted (some dog breeds are not accepted) with additional security deposit of 1/2 month’s rent.

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3 BR, 2 bath townhouse, 1515 sq. ft. 3 levels near Shell and Alderbridge. Rent is $1,250 per month. Utilities are extra, hydro and gas. Must be a family and must have income in the range of $3750-$5500. Application, references and proof of income is required. Security deposit of ½ month’s rent is required. Small pets are accepted with an additional security deposit of ½ months rent.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Major shifts are occurring in your life, in career, status, relationships and in yourself. You’re ready to make a big leap for freedom, yet there’s nowhere to land except in the area of duty, restriction and slow effort. Muffled anger might exist in a relationship. Best approach: use that urge toward freedom to seek philosophical learning or more education, or to expand socially and/or internationally. View all relationships and prospects not as escape, but as ambition’s ground. E.g., form a career partnership. Be prepared to change, go slow and exercise diplomacy. August accents negotiations.

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Apartments & Condos

2 BR NEW $2000, 1079 sq ft + balcony,12th fl, 2 covered parking, access Westin hotel gym, see Richmond Marina, Now/Aug1, 604-267-4137 2 BR NEW $2000, 1079 sq ft + balcony,12th fl, 2 covered parking, access Westin hotel gym, see Richmond Marina, Now/ Aug1, 604-267-4137 2 BR NEW $2000, 1079 sqft + balcony,12th fl, 2 parking, access Westin hotel gym, see Richmond Marina, Now/Aug1, 604 267-4137

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Cancer June 21-July 22: A gigantic shift peaks this summer (it began in 2008, lasts ultimately to 2024) in your relationships, career and home. You should see plenty of evidence of these forces of change this week and next. My advice is simple: be flexible, willing, eager to join forces, diplomatic, honest and loving. Then what can go permanently wrong? Nothing. You might have to deal with: A stubborn yet persuasive partner (or an almost too-alluring person!). Muffled anger in the home. A possible break-up. Unpredictable, yet unexpectedly lucky situations in your career, prestige realms or business.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Major changes began about two years ago, intensified the last few months, and peak this week and next. (With variations through the years ahead.) The present peak brings in new elements, people and situations. Expect stresses/ changes in home, security, property, all relationships, contracts, litigation, partnerships, relocation prospects and in yourself. You are now determined to enter a relationship only if it grants you security. This can cause a “muddying” effect. Amazing, bright, friendly, lucky, unexpected (and perhaps short-lived) relationships will arise – for seven years!

Taurus April 20-May 20: A major change is already underway. (It started last spring, but peaks now and lasts into 2011.) It affects your work, duty and intellectual spheres. These include such things as cultural events, love, international travel, publishing, higher learning, health, machinery/tools, employment/ employees, government, institutional, administrative, spiritual and charity areas. Your life will never be the same! But these are not painful nor “crisis” changes – you’ll do fine! My best advice: turn a challenge into success, but don’t get caught in an unfixable situation/project. August holds a major task.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: This summer’s massive changes and stresses don’t hit you as directly as some, Leo. But the slow changes that has been building for two years peak this week and next in your work, health, machinery-related, communications, legal, educational, travelling, cultural, love, philosophical and intellectual spheres. (DON’T drive recklessly!) A letter could reveal a lawsuit, or an email could light your heart with love. Job changes might occur – but the more obvious changes are in intellectual, friendship and travel zones. Old methods will be abandoned; new ones will form (slowly, in some cases).

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Be ambitious. Many stresses and changes exist around you, but they affect others more directly; they could even create openings and opportunities for you to move forward. (Money-wise Sunday/Monday, socially Thursday.) These undergo flux: work, employment, machinery, duties toward children, management, corporate and government“organizationcharts,”institutions,spiritual and charitable interests. All these changes turn on the fulcrum of (or affect) your ability to communicate or travel. (E.g., changes “on high” might change who you communicate with, the style of report.)

Gemini May 21-June 20: It started in late 2008, intensified this spring, and peaks all summer: a series of major shifts in your sexual, financial, investment, health, romantic, creative, sports, speculation, childoriented and social spheres. Never again will these be the same – improvement’s slated! You might begin a deeply intimate relationship with someone quite conservative or of a different generation. You might completely switch your financial structure. A new creativity can be sparked, but it is a slow, deep one, no overnight successes here. Be close to Aries and Libra friends; they might need you.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Big financial, lifestyle and/ or sexual changes are imminent. They won’t surprise, as life has “telegraphed” them to you for almost two years (and some have already occurred). View these changes as a varying landscape on a road that is primarily successful, creative, loving and fruitful. Still, challenges exist. A new, restrictive note quietly creeps into your earnings outlook for two years, so be conservative in spending. You might invest in your earnings sphere – e.g., buy equipment. Go slow. Investments are both unpredictable and lucky – sex, too! Surprising revelations come here and there!

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Big changes occur this summer in three areas of your life: the romantic, creative, pleasure and child-oriented sphere, the social, entertainment and “future dreams” area, and in your earnings/possessions zone. Generally, your social drives, optimism and love of fun will “rule,” whereas money necessities “out-power” your romantic and creative drives. You’re lucky predawn Monday, and you clearly see money/domestic matters late Thursday. You might need to figure out some ethical, friendship or love matter Sunday/ Monday. A month of travel, culture, love and learning lies ahead!

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July 25 - 31 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You’re in the power seat, but that doesn’t mean things will be easy. This week and next are the peak of a long change. This change has different levels – some are deep, inner, sexual, psychological, investment-oriented, and can change your whole lifestyle. Other changes occur in career, ambition and prestige dealings. You might break from a former career, association, or direction, and assume a new one. Realize a higher-up might be repressing anger. A potentially very lucky change arrives in your domestic sphere: now, soon, or February to June 2011. Treat aches, pains seriously. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Relationships come front and centre through the weeks ahead.Your sensual side has been very “awake” recently, but now the accent shifts to meaning, love, morals, communication, travel and mental links. You love these things, breezy mental interplay, ideals, meanings. This summer forces you, probably through a relationship, to rediscover and rebuild your morals and ideals, perhaps against a background of secret desires or fears. E.g., an attraction could make you question your loyalty. Or old “fibs” return to play the music you have to face. But this week proves you’re lucky, too! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Lie low, rest Sunday to Tuesday. Your energy surges Wednesday/Thursday. Focus on money, earnings and spending Friday/ Saturday. The weeks ahead emphasize work, health, dependents and machinery. A “prime” change brews in your health, sexual and financial spheres. (Financial: the price of groceries to your paycheque to investments/debt.) The change is deep and seminal – it starts a new future. These areas will definitely impact your plans for your future – and your plans will affect them. Expect luck, struggle, obstacles and opportunity. A relationship grows “talkative.” timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


A26 July 23, 2010 The Richmond News

RENTALS 6565

Office/Retail Rent

FOR LEASE

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

6590

Rooms

ROOM AVAIL, female $450, incl net&utils, ns, np, Steveston Hwy & #3Rd. avail now, 604-277-3057

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR suite, new, ns, np. $750 incl hydro, nr Saunder & Garden City, Refs, Aug 1 604-272-5943 2 BDRM Bsmt, 4rd & Steveston $1000/mth incl utils, cable, internet. own loundry, no smoking/no pets. avail Aug 1. 604 312-8639

6602

HOME SERVICES

Suites/Partial Houses

8035

2 BR bsmt, 4 & Williams, nr school, no w/d, n/s, n/p, $900 incl utils. Aug 1. 604-828-4681

CHOICE CARPET CLEANING Free Est.! Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025, 778-688-0117

8055

2 BR, Sorenson Cres. 1 level, own entry, share laundry, ns, np, $800, Immed. 604-275-2629

Residential Cleaning Service

395-6842

Townhouses Rent

See our ad online at www.canpages.ca EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

2 YR new, 3 br + den, 2.5 bath, 5 appls, 11393 Steveston Hwy, Sept1, refs, $2000, 604-240-5322

EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

3BR TWNHSE nr Schls/Bus stp. Blundell & Railway. New lam flr/ kitchen $1250+utils. NP/NS. Avail Sept. 1. 604-241-0781

To advertise in the Classifieds call 604-630-3300

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Collectibles & Classics

Sports & Imports

FREE

No Wheels, No Problem

2003 NISSAN Altima $6,900. Fully loaded, blk leather int. low kms. call 604.788.6712 or avail-4you@hotmail.com

CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

9110

9160

MIKE:

604-872-0109

1972 TR6 restored, new clutch, brakes, top, excellent condition. $17,500 obo 604-728-8042

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

1987 BMW, 325, classic, 5 spd. beige, vinyl, sun roof, exc cond. 100,000mi, $3000, 604-873-3243

9125

Domestic

1992 CHRYSLER Plymouth Acclaim. 140,400 km. Auto, 4 doors, new tires & new battery. Excellent condition. $1,100. 604-524-6567

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

Avoid Costly repairs, let us tune up your original a/c system. Save lots of $$$ Guaranteed Results!

Call KoolAir King

9155

2004 V6 Tiburon Tuscani, black, standard, stored due to illness, only 37,500kms, chrome rims, perrelli tires, stock w/winters, f/l, leather, sunroof, paid $47,000 now $21,000 Valerie cell (604) 785-8577 home (250) 245-0067 2005 VW Jetta TDI, 5 spd, silver, 1 owner, 63K, loaded, all records, heated seats, s/roof, no acc., tires winter, $16,500, 604-921-9788

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2002 TOYOTA Highlander V6 AWD SUV. Excellent condition, power everything, silver asking 12,500. Call 604-525-1433 or 604-465-2712

Sports & Imports

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

9173

Vans

2002 CHEVY Venture, 7 pass, loaded, 10,000 Km, Aircared, $5,000 obo. Call 604-434-7135

1984 TOYTOA TERCEL fully operational, needs muffler, 134,579 kms $350 604-946-5751

1986 911 COUPE, rare Euro version, 92kms, all orig, immac. $28,000. 604-263-0314 1991 MERCEDES 500SL convert, hardtop, auto, 2 dr, good cond, $11,000 604-726-4258

No Wheels No Problem

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

9515

Boats

10 FT Tabor Yak with Seagull motor & trailer, unsinkable, Good condition. Offers. 604-988-8293 WANTED. 12, 14 or 16 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720

Removal FREEScrap/Car

HOUR 2Service From Call

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

Contracting

Always Done Right Contracting Sundecks, Best vinyl, aluminium railing etc. 604-722-3392

8075

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

Electrical

1998 VW Jetta, Wolfsburg Edition. Exc cond, no accidents. White ext, dark grey deluxe int, fully loaded european options, low K .Very desirable model & body style. $5495. 604-808-6223

WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All Work Guar. 604 220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca

#22047

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

✫PEARCE ELECTRIC

Lic #91654. Bonded & Insured. BBB Accredited. ★ 604-644-5960 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1980 20 FT GMC FRONTIER70,000 orig km, int all new, new tire/brakes,exhaust/shocks. Reduced to $4900. 604-825-3845

Gutters

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

604-244-9446 Established 1963

PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

8125

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

Beaudry & Father Handymen Services General Repairs, Painting, Plumbing Reasonable Hourly Rate, References Available Satisfaction Guaranteed Call Richard 604-345-9799

8150

Kitchens/Baths

STL Contracting; Renovations Kitchens, Baths, Tiles, Painting, Drywall plus More! 604-626-1670

8155

Landscaping

SPACE T&L INC. BOOKING Landscaping, Excavation & Demos For:TOBIAS & LAIRD, EXCAVATION INC. turf, ponds, irrigation, Rep: LAAdams retaining walls, paver patios, Ad#: 1253703 pool excavation/fill, stump grinding, walkways, SPACE HOLDER jack hammering, FOR AD NO. concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, 1252901 if space drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments available - ad at end and strata contracts of 778-885-5009 home servicess

8160

Lawn & Garden

•Lawn Care •Hedging •Pruning •Clean-up •Rubbish Removal •Power Raking •Aerating •Power Washing

Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 HEDGES TRIMMED LAWNS CUT FREE ESTIMATES 604-274-9656

LULU LANDSCAPING & Yard Maintenance Specializing in tree, hedges, shrubs, trim, tree removal, gutter cleanup, lawn cutting. Free Estimate! Call Rey @ 778-223-6687

RICH, BLACK double screened organic topsoil sand gravel & river rock . 604-722-5252.. 277-3073

Home Services

Talk to Someone You Trust.

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING

AAA PRECISION PAINTING Int/Ext

Excellent $$$$

Written Guarantee Free Est * Insured * WCB

778-881-6096

Cyrus Painting 20 yrs experience

Interior/Exterior Work Guaranteed, E E FR Fully Insured EST.

www.cyruspainting.ca or 604-722-0660

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

8185

Moving & Storage

7291234

Richmond

PAINTING

Serving Richmond since 1988

★Quality workmanship at low prices. ★Free Est. Call Bob 604-277-6576

ANMORE PAINTING. Ext & int, 15 yrs exp. Excellent refs. Call Andrew 604-537-4764 NIELSEN PAINTING Interior and exterior

778-552-3631

8205 604-278-5542 ext 213

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

604-708-8850

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AJK MOVING Ltd. Delivery, storage. No job too small or big. Clean-up, garage, basement. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072 Cash N’ Carry Cartage: Gnarly old dude w/trailer. Cheap n’ Easy, Ramblin’ Ryan 604-725-7102

TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

8225

Power Washing

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-244-9446 Established 1963

604-209-8640

Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

For anything Yard Related! WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS

Renovating? Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs.

604-818-6958 All your Lawn Needs Mowinghedging - seasonal clean up & power washing. 604-209-8640

Gutters

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George 778-859-7793

Lawn & Garden

BE COOL!

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

8160

8180

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

2002 PONTIAC Montana, 110 K, 1 owner, all serv records, no acc, very clean, ns V6 auto, aircared Aug 2011, $4950. 604-916-7160

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

STAMPED CONCRETE

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774.

604-996-5464(KING)

9145

Concrete

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1992 TOYOTA-LANDCRUISER, RHD, 4x4, 4D, 7 seats, 194km, new tires/shocks, Thule roof rack, full service history, diesel/ biodiesel, 7 seats, very clean. Nick Jones 778-996-0568

9160

Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993

8065

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

8125

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

8060

1999 HONDA Civic SI, upgraded, all accessories, no accidents, Exc Cond, manual, $5750 946-4540

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Cleaning

White Glove

#5 / Cambie 1 BR, private entry all appls, no ldry, np, walk to mall/ transit/school/rec ctr. NOW. Refs, $800 incl hydro. 604-765-3422

6605

Carpet Cleaning

Chau Le Gardening new lawn, maint. & cleanup trimming shrubs topping hedges 604-782-5288

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To place your ad call

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ROOFING

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Caris Construction Ltd. Call Rod 778-869-3209 www.carisconstructionltd.ca

Plumbing Repairs Boilers & Furnaces Gas Water Heater Special Installed From $735

Pickup & Delivery

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8250

Roofing

8250

Roofing

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

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All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

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Rubbish Removal

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JJ Roofing • Repairs • Reroof • New Roof

SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513

10% lower than any other written estimate SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

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Residential & Commercial

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PLUMBING & HEATING

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• Dangerous Tree Removal • Hedge Trimming • Pruning • Land Clearing • Soil

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Rubbish Removal

8255

Rubbish Removal

★Mike’s Haul-Away & Disposal ★ Prompt & Courteous House, Garden & Garage Waste Service For Free Quote or Appt. call Mike at 604-241-7141

A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072 CHEAP JUNK Removal & Bin Rentals Starting at $49.99. Large 20cu yard trucks. 778-882-5865

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153

Need a Painter? Find one in the Home Services section.

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599

8300

Stucco

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8335

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

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8305

Sun Decks

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

8315

Tree Services

Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043

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