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pelling evidence that allowing too many fish to spawn has a deleterious rebound effect. “If you put too many fish on the spawning grounds, it will come back to haunt you,” said Walters, a professor at UBC’s Department of Zoology. The haunting comes in what Walters calls “delayed density dependence,” and he said there is now 15 years of evidence to support that the 30 per cent exploitation rates embraced by DFO is a failed

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Just three years after Microsoft set up shop in Richmond, the software giant is leaving. Microsoft Canada Development Centre is relocating from Richmond to Vancouver, the News has learned. The move will add to Richmond’s growing vacancy rate for the office market, pushing it to a whopping 26 per cent, according to a recent report by CB Richard Ellis. Linda Reid, MLA for Richmond East, was surprised to hear of the relocation, but said it’s not surprising given the contraction that occurred in the recent recession. “Everybody is experiencing huge shell shock, economically,” she said. A company spokesperson could not be reached for comment by press time. However, in an e-mailed response, the company’s PR firm — High Road Communications — said: “Microsoft is relocating its MCDC employees to its offices in downtown Vancouver, in an effort to consolidate its various offices in the Greater Vancouver Area. Our investments in British Columbia continue to grow.” In an exit interview with the city’s economic development officer, the company said the relocation was simply a downsizing exercise. “Our city staff was told that this was nothing to do with being unhappy with Richmond,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “It was simply a matter that they were downsizing their operations significantly.” The company employs workers from all over the world. After it opened its Canada Development Centre in 2007, managing director Parminder Singh told the News that some employees were finding it tough to find a place to rent in Richmond, so many ended up renting in Vancouver. That posed a problem for some workers in getting to and from work in East Richmond at the Crestwood Corporate Centre off of No. 6 Road. And because some workers had learners’ licences, they weren’t allowed to drive at night. Neonila Lilova, the city’s economic development manager, said if transportation and the lack of rental housing were issues, Microsoft didn’t mention it in its June exit interview. see Vacancy page 4

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“It’s part of their culture … barbecued sardines are huge in both countries,” Pepper said. “I think here in B.C. the reason people don’t think about incorporating sardines into their diet is a cultural thing … they associate them with anchovies.” The man responsible for bringing sablefish into the mix is Tim Joys, a 35-year veteran sablefish fisherman and director of the Canadian Sablefish Association. “It’s my third year being involved in the festival and it’s helped raise the awareness of how buttery, rich and delicious sablefish is,” Joys said when the News spoke to him on the Steveston docks where the Sena 11 is docked. “It is one of the easiest fish to cook because of its high Omega 3 oil content. “This deep water fish has also been rated as a sustainable fish by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council).” Joys went on to say: “In 1979, it was tough trying to

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Merk. “Last year, lots of people who attended jotted down notes.” Wear your dancing shoes as well because last year people were dancing outside on the grass in front of the cannery. The Wild BC Seafood Fest takes place on Saturday, Aug. 28 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Steveston Harbour Authority fisherman’s Park (in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site), 12138 Fourth Ave. Some of the Lower Mainland’s top chefs will demonstrate recipes using all three fish, as well as tips on buying, storing and preparing the fish. “We will also provide, on a first-come, first-serve basis samples of some of their delicious creations,” said Merk. “As well, we will be handing out a free Wild BC Seafood Fest booklet, including all the recipes featured during the event.” Hungry? House of Q restaurant will be selling a wild salmon with grilled corn, black bean and peach salad for $5, and the Seaside Snack Shack will sell sablene skewers (sablefish collars) with outlandish oysters for $5. For information, visit www. WildBCSeafoodFest.com.

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quarter of 2010, which was a slight improvement over the previous quarter (23.2 per cent). Burnaby is next with 18.9 per cent. Surrey’s office vacancy rate is 15.8 per cent; New Westminster’s is 13.8 per cent. The loss of Microsoft to Vancouver constitutes a fairly significant shift, according to the CB Richard Ellis Market View report. “This (relocation) is in addition to the 55,000 SF of vacant space they still have available for sublease (in the Crestwood Corporate Centre),” the report says. “The amount of space coming back to the market will be a significant setback for the Richmond market when one considers that the 10-

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Why is Microsoft leaving? A recent report by CB Richard Ellis contains some worrisome numbers for Richmond. The loss of Microsoft to Vancouver will push office vacancy rates here to 26 per cent, according to the CB Richard Ellis Market View report for the second quarter of 2010. Microsoft and city officials insist the move has nothing to do with Richmond — it’s simple economics. But we have heard from sources in the local business community that transportation and housing may have been factors. It was a matter of public record that Microsoft had problems finding housing here for its employees, many of whom were foreign workers who were not in a position to buy. And if you’re not in a position to buy here, then you’re not in much of a position to be here at all. Rental accommodations in Richmond is extremely limited. Many strata councils don’t allow their owners to rent out their condos, and there has been no purpose-built rental development built here for decades. Vancouver’s residential vacancy rates are even lower than Richmond’s (percentage-wise) but there’s more of it, and you can live in Vancouver without owning a car, whereas that is a challenge in many parts of Richmond. While the Canada Line has been a boon, according to some callers, bus service from the Canada Line to No. 6 Road is not so impressive. And for drivers, the Knight Street Bridge at rush hour is equally dismal. The city and Microsoft both deny any of this factored into Microsoft’s decision, and yet their explanations for the move leave us wondering: If it’s simply a downsizing exercise, why Vancouver, why not Richmond? If valued employers like Microsoft are voting with their feet, the city needs to take a hard look at why that’s happening.

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No monsters for Monds

The Editor: I have been reading the articles on monster homes especially in the Monds area and feel compelled to write too (hoping that those in authority in Richmond will read and act to these health related requests). We bought our split-level home in 1982 in the Monds because it was a family-oriented area with lots of green spaces with fruit and other trees around. We were also thrilled to be in an area with open front gardens where we could chat with our neighbors and the children could play in our front yards. Our children were born here and grew up in this neighborhood, running through yards to play with friends and relax. Fast forward to 2010 and we cannot believe what is happening to this neighborhood. Still livable great older homes are being torn down and monster houses with concrete instead of gardens and unfriendly high fences around the homes are cropping up everywhere. What about renovating and adding on to these older homes that have been built with solid wood? I hope our municipality will stop the building of these monster houses. We are worried about the environment and the quality of the air we breathe because there is no replacement of grass and trees, instead all we see is the destruction of nature and concrete, concrete, concrete. Please, councillors, help us keep Richmond a most livable city which has trees, flowers, green grass in homes and where children can play and adults make friends over fences and are able to stay in their strong older homes instead of being concreted between these huge, ugly, monster buildings. Rani Theeparajah Richmond

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f the telephone were invented today, I’m willing to bet it wouldn’t be a hot seller. I’ve noticed that people don’t really use the phone these days, and that most prefer to text message. Think about it — a phone allows others to intrude upon your private life with a rude ringing sound. When you hear it, you’re expected to drop whatever you’re doing, run to the phone and pick up, despite the fact you may or may not want to talk to the caller, or anyone else for that matter, at that moment in time. Most people seem to let voice mail get the phone, instead of picking up. That’s manageable, because then you can decide when and if to call back. I’ve been thinking about getting rid of my home phone, because the only people who seem to use it nowadays are telemarketers. Don’t even get me started on telemarketers — if a ringing phone is an intrusion, these folks are an aggressive invasion of the first order. And telemarketers don’t even leave a message — there’s nothing worse than a voice mail that is just a click. What I find these days is that if I come home to four messages on my home phone at least

Tracy Sherlock ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR

three will be that tell-tale telemarketer pause, then click. Cellphones are still not listed, and that means at least one wonderful thing — no unwanted calls. Another trend I’ve noticed is that these days, most phones have call display as well as voice mail, and if people don’t recognize the number of the caller, they won’t pick up. Young people, especially, seem loathe to actually phone someone. Oh, they love (need) their phones, but from what I see they use them for everything but phoning. They used them (most of all) for texting, but they also use them for Facebook, instant messaging, surfing the web, taking photos, you name it. But they hardly ever use them to actually speak out loud to someone else. And if you think about it, that’s pretty smart and polite. To me it seems much easier to deal with an e-mail that says, “Hey, want to meet for lunch on Tuesday,” by responding, “Sure, let’s meet at Cactus Club at noon,”

than to have to do the voicemail dance, play telephone tag, or to interrupt your friend while they’re eating breakfast to arrange a lunch date. It seems to me that the young folks don’t even use e-mail much anymore. The social machinations above would probably be organized by a teenager posting a Facebook status update that says “Going to Cactus Club at noon, meet there.” And then reading the replies on their cellphone. The end result is the same, it’s the method that differs. Don’t get me wrong: a long phone conversation with a faraway friend or a relative you don’t get to see often can be a wonderful thing. I just like it better when it’s by mutual agreement, and at a mutually convenient time. The phone still has a place in life: it’s used a lot for business purposes. For instance, as a journalist, I use the phone a lot. And the phone is still more efficient than a text message if you need a quick response or your message is complex. So I’m sure the phone will be with us for a while yet, but that doesn’t mean we have to answer it. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.sherlock@gmail. com.


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The Editor, Re: “What’s wrong with political Christians?” Letters, Aug. 18. In my opinion, a lot. The heading is an oxymoron. The word “political” indicates governmental activity which is supposed to be in the best interest of everyone. When the term “Christian” is added, doesn’t that indicate bias? That is why the constitution of the U.S.A., and I hope of Canada as well, is written specifically to keep church and state separated. There are many religions of vastly differing dogmas, so how is it possible for one, such as Christian, to represent the wishes of all, or a majority composed of these other sects, as well as the very large number of people who do not have a “churchy” connection at all? Mr. Heck’s claim that Stalin’s actions against Christians was because of their religion is incorrect. He acted the same way to any organized group that could, in any way, question his authority or pose a threat to his totalitarian position. It is probable that more good communists were purged than the Christians referred to by Mr. Heck. Examples that come to mind: ❚ The purge of military generals in the

1930’s when a large number faced the firing squad. The reason — they wielded too much power; the excuse — they were selling secrets to the Western powers. ❚ The Finnish community in Karelia, many from Canada and the U.S.A. This was a cohesive group of loyal communists that spoke Finn in their community of Petroskoi, a town north of Leningrad, where they worked hard and collectively with their Russian neighbours. In the late 1930’s the Soviet police began, seemingly at random, secretly removing families from their homes never to be heard from again. The Finns sent protest letters to Stalin requesting his intervention, not knowing that it was he who ordered the purge. It is not religion or lack thereof, it is power that initiates these actions. Absolute power has historically being abused. Think of Stalin, Hitler, the Catholic Church, the imams and popes of other fundamentalist religious orders that in the past or are now committing atrocities. In your own words, Mr. Heck, let the facts speak for themselves. Ernest Krahulec Richmond

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Visit the Hawaii of China on Sanya’s beaches BY TONY ATHERTON Postmedia News

So here we are, sitting under palm fronds and Chinese lanterns, listening to the surf of the South China Sea break on a sugar-white beach. We’re eating Russian borscht, drinking Malaysian beer and trying to get our morose, blond waiter to smile - or at least pronounce the Cyrillic letters on his name tag. “Muck-zeem,” he finally growls in response to our clumsy hand gestures, and we get it: Maxim. He walks away rolling his eyes, a study in Slavic disdain. Travelling in Asia, one experiences a lot of “where-the-hell-arewe” moments, occasions when the glamour, the kitsch or the squalor (more often, all three) overwhelm the senses. Nowhere is this giddy surreality more palpable than at Dadong Hai, the long, gorgeous horseshoe beach in Sanya at the southern tip of China’s Hainan

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Sanya: Almost no one speaks English there Continued from page 20 Philippines’ Borokay — almost no one in Sanya speaks English. But everyone, from the desk clerks to the beach touts, speaks some Russian to anybody who is not obviously Chinese. You’ll look long and hard to find a decent hamburger in Dadong Hai, but if you have to stroll more than 100 metres for a good blintz, you’re not paying attention. Outside China, Sanya is perhaps best known as the site of a not-no-secret nuclear submarine base, whose construction made headlines in 2008. But for the Chinese, it is a seaside resort that is warm in the winter yet doesn’t require all those tedious exit permits and entry visas that are the bane of would-be tourists in mainland China. For western ex-pats based in southern Chinese cities such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau, Sanya is the perfect weekend getaway, barely an hour away by air, but boasting beaches as good as you’ll find anywhere in Southeast Asia. Its attraction to the Russians who make up the bulk of Sanya’s foreign tourist trade is not as obvious. Sanya is neither nearby (most Russians have to fly six or more hours to get here), nor politically convenient (all foreigners, including Russians, need visas to visit China). Chalk up the phenomenon to some savvy entrepreneurship back in

the late ’90s when Sanya was just beginning to be developed as a tourist destination. Sergey Zhang Sha, the Russian-born son of a Chinese circus performer who visited Hainan soon after it was made a province in 1988, brought his first Russian tourist to Sanya in 1997. Since Russians were the first foreign tourists, services developed that catered particularly to Russians. This attracted even more Russians. Now most of the service-related signage in Dadong Hai is in Russian as well as Chinese. The Russian tourists are about the only people you’ll find among the phalanx of beach lounges during the day (other than the strolling peddlers and the beachside masseuses). The Chinese share a national trait that makes a beach holiday counter-intuitive: they hate the sun, avoid it as if it were emitting some deadly radiation from outer space. (Oh, wait a minute ... ) The most prevalent product on cosmetic shelves in China is whitening cream, so sunbathing is about as popular a seaside activity as impaling yourself on a beach umbrella. As a result, Sanya’s beaches are all but empty until the sun starts to throw long shadows about 5:30 in the evening. Then the shore is crowded with merrymaking Chinese, who will continue to frolic in the surf until long after dark, 10 p.m. at least.

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is loaded, in its entirety, aboard a ferry to reach Hainan Island before continuing to Sanya. The trip takes about 15 hours. What you’ll need: A passport and a valid China visa. Where to stay: Dadong Hai has a marvellous beach, good restaurants fronting the beach and plenty of good, reasonably priced Chinese hotels. If you’re looking for international-style hotels, check out Yalong Bay, an enclave of high-end resorts operated by Sheraton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn and the

like. There are also youth hostels and budget hotels in Sanya City and Dadong Hai. Where to eat: Russian and Chinese food is everywhere in Dadong Hai. If you must have western fare, try the Sanya Rainbow Bar & Grill at 99 Yuya Rd. in Dadong Hai, where pasta, Tex-Mex, burgers and beer are available at reasonable prices. Pizza Corner, right off the boardwalk on Dadong Hai, has some of the best pizza we’ve had in Asia. Get a takeout order and eat on the beach.


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September 1-4 Strange Nature Art Exhibition The artists in Strange Nature work with natural materials to explore the ways in which society think about, interact with, and alter nature. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Website: www.richmondartgallery.org Phone: 604-247-8300

September 9-12 The Dragon and Phoenix Cantonese Opera Group. Each night features a different Opera. Tickets: $88, $68, $48, $28 Call 604-808-6448 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Website: www.gatewaytheatre.com Phone: 604-270-6500

September 16-30 Waterscapes by Vancouver Artist Gu Xiong In providing vital access between the Pacific Ocean and inland areas, the Fraser River and the Yangzi River can be understood as waterscapes in which negotiations of power and space produced uneven experiences. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7-9 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery Website: www.richmondartgallery.org Phone: 604-247-8300

September 20

The Naden Band Presented by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Sailors & Songs is a musical tribute to the Canadian Naval Centennial. Tickets: $18 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Gateway Theatre Website: www.gatewaytheatre.com

Culture Days is an interactive celebration of Canadian culture from coast to coast to coast. This event is for all ages! Time: See individual events listed below. Place: Richmond Cultural Centre & Plaza Space, 7700 Minoru Gate, and many other locations throughout Richmond. Free. For more information visit: http:// www.culturedays.ca, or www.richmond.ca.

September 24 Art Instructor Showcase. The Richmond Arts Centre invites you to meet its instructors, see some of their own art and talk about how they make it. Time: 5-7 p.m. Location: Richmond Cultural Centre. Contact: Camyar Chaichian at 604-247-8326 or email: cchaichian@richmond.ca.

September 25 From Dresses to Dragons: The Art of Costume Design with Hannah Matiachuk Presented by Culture Days National Steering Committee of Volunteers. Join Gateway Theatre for an afternoon of free family-friendly activities: Backstage tours: 1:15p.m., 2:15p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Time: noon to 4 p.m. Historic Lives with Brian G. Phillips Steveston Museum puts life into living history by offering a chance to experience “Historic Lives”. Various members of the community will be available to the public to be “borrowed” like a history book from a library for 15 minutes at a time. Time: noon to 4 p.m. Location: 3811 Moncton St. Phone: 604-718-8439 Email: gsharp@richmond.ca Website: www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/ steveston.htm/ Brushless Painting Acrylic Medium Workshop with Danny Chen In this workshop, Chen will show you how to paint with palette knife to create a textural and semi-abstract painting. There will be eight sessions in a two-hour work-

shop runs from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials are included. Time:10 a.m. to noon Location: 13291 Steveston Hwy. Contact: Danny or Hilda Chen by email: info@chensgallery.com Website:www.chensgallery.com Salon Style Group Show Opening at Artizen Gallery Group Art show and Still Life Workshop Come visit the opening of Artizen Gallery, located in a unique Tudor Manor. It is a Gallery, artists retreat, and working studio of artist Jeanette Jarville. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 13211 Steveston Hwy. Contact: Jeanette Jarville at artizenstudio@shaw.ca Website: www.jeanettejarville.com Free Style Chinese Brush Painting Workshop Local artist Ming Yeung, one of the recent finalists of the Artistic Innovation Award, will be running a two-hour workshop. Age: 13 and up - maximum eight Website: mingyeung.homestead.com Time: 1-3 p.m. Reserve space, email: ii_ming@shaw.ca. Creative Writing This interactive program called Writing and the Creative Process is led by Goldemberg Faifman, award-winning Argentine-Canadian author of books and magazines. It takes place at the Brighouse Branch of Richmond Public Library, in the 2nd floor program room from 3:30-5 p.m. Seats are limited so register early by adding a comment to the posting to: http://behappyalltogether.wordpress.com.

September 25 and 26 Games From Far & Wide Richmond Museum showcases games from far and wide. Learn where Chinese Checkers originated. Times: noon to 4 p.m. Location: 7700 Minoru Gate Contact: Peter Harris at 604 247-8333 Email: pharris@richmond.ca Website: www.richmondmuseum.ca Grand Prix of Art at Britannia Shipyards The concept of the Grand Prix d’Art is to promote local arts in a fun and interactive manner. Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyards. Website: www.grandprixofart. com Phone: 604-448-1860 Art display at Richmond Arts Centre Richmond Artists Guild artists will display original paintings at the Upper Rotunda. Contact: Teresa SW Chow at 604-2141318 Email: tchow@elanderinspection.ca Website: www.richmondartistsguild.com

September 25 Richmond Singers Open Rehearsal Organized by: The Richmond Singers Music Type of activity: Hands-On Activity, Visit / Demo Come and join Richmond’s longest-running choir for an open rehearsal. Website: www.richmondsingers.ca Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Broadmoor Baptist Church, 8140 Saunders Rd. Contact information: Debbie Boulton Email: debboulton@gmail.com

September 26 Richmond Art Gallery Family Sunday Inspired by Gu Xiong’s exhibition, Waterscapes, families will create their own paper boats to keep or take to Britannia Heritage Shipyard and launch from the shore. Website: www.richmondartgallery.org Time: 1-4 p.m. Phone: 604 247 8311 Email: ncapogna@richmond.ca Richmond Museum Artefact Storage Tour. Join Curator, Rebecca Forrest, for a rare opportunity to tour the Museum’s storage facility and view the Richmond Museum’s permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts from Richmond’s past and present. Please pre-register for these free tours at 604 247-8300. Website: www.richmondmuseum.ca Times: various times. Contact information: Peter Harris at 604 247-8333 or pharris@richmond.ca. Connecting Our Community: Sharing Stories of our Cultural Diversity Richmond In 3D Website: www.richmondmuseum.ca Time: 1-4:30 p.m. Contact Peter Harris

September 27

Stand up for the Arts! Meeting for Action. Are you in danger of losing your job to BC arts cuts? Come to the meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Scotia Bank Dance Centre, 6777 Davie St. Vancouver Website: www.richmondartscoalition. com Email: brenda@phtheatre.org Phone: 604-247-4971 Presented with support of

More at richmond.ca/events. To register for arts programs for all ages, visit richmond.ca/guide.


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Minoru Place Activity Centre • 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 • 604-718-8450 • Fax: 604-718-8462 www.richmond.ca • e-mail: seniors@richmond.ca Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30am-9:00pm • Saturday 8:45am-4:00pm • Sunday 12:00-4:00pm

FALL REGISTRATION

Fall registration has begun! Check out the Richmond Leisure Guide for all program details. Register in person at the centre, by phone at 604-276-4300 or online at www.richmond.ca.

DIRTY APRON COOKING SERIES Learn to make a unique dish and enjoy your meal with a glass of wine and good company. This chef led course is a fun way to improve your culinary skills!

ITALIAN – 56907

Monday, Sept. 13 6:00 – 9:00 pm $25.00 / 1 Session

MEDITERRANEAN – 56908 Monday, Sept. 20 6:00 – 9:00 pm $25.00 / 1 Session

FRENCH – 56909

Monday, Sept. 27 6:00 – 9:00 pm $25.00 / 1 Session

CANADIAN – 56910

Monday, Oct. 4 6:00 – 9:00 pm $25.00 / 1 Session

QIGONG

An experienced instructor leads this traditional form of Chinese medicine that involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical postures to maintain your health and well being. This class is accessible to those with limited mobility, and illustrates exercises exercises using the natural movements of animals and Birds. Free Trial Class Wednesday Sept. 8th & Sunday Sept. 12th! Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Dec. 8 4:00 pm -5:30 pm $65.00 / 13 sessions

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INDOOR WINTER MARKET – 84352

Are you missing those wonderful outdoor summer markets in Steveston and Ladner? Join us at Minoru Place Activity Centre for some of the best fresh baked goods, unique items and homemade crafts for sale at our first ever indoor market. Vendors will have a great opportunity to display and sell their wares and shoppers will have a vast selection to choose from. Saturday, Nov. 20 10:00 am – 4:00 pm For more information or to book a table call 604-718-8450

COMPUTER BASICS INTERNET - PART 1 - 70901

Explore the excitement of the World Wide Web and learn how to set up an email address, learn the various search engines and more! Saturday, Sept. 11 – 25 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $10.00 / 3 sessions Saturday, Oct. 5 – 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm $10.00 / 3 sessions 70902

JEWELLERY MAKING

Learn various techniques to create unique pieces of jewellery with an experienced instructor. Price includes supplies. Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Nov. 9 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm $45.00 / 3 sessions

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Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Nov. 10 11:30 am – 1:00 pm $45.00 / 3 sessions

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CARD MAKING – 56669

Learn various techniques to create unique cards with an experienced instructor. Price includes supplies. Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Nov. 10 10:00 am – 11:30 am $45.00 / 3 sessions

BOARDWALK TRIP – 56456

Venture to the heart of White Rock to explore shops, stroll the pier and historic boardwalk, or enjoy a meal at one of the fabulous restaurants in the area. Price includes transportation only. Friday, Sept. 10 11:00 am – 4:00 pm $12.00 / 1 Session

MONK MCQUEENS RESTAURANT TRIP – 56454

Monk McQueens Fresh Seafood and Oyster Bar is located in Coal Harbour with stunning water and city views. Take in the incredible scenery on the patio and enjoy a delicious lunch at this fashionable eatery. $-$$. Transportation only. Tuesday, Sept. 14 11:00 – 4:00 pm $12.00 / 1 Session

WHALE WATCHING TRIP – 56455

ORNAMENT MAKING – 56904

This exhilarating tour on the open ocean in a Zodiac is a killer whale watching adventure led by a professional naturalist. Hydrophones to hear the whales communicating are included. Price includes transportation, tour and refreshments. Saturday, Sept. 18 10:00 am – 4:00pm $124.20 / 1 Session

NEW FITNESS CLASSES IN THE FALL

DAVIE STREET EXPERIENCE TRIP – 56457

Learn various techniques to create unique ornaments with an experienced instructor. Price includes supplies. Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Nov. 10 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm $45.00 / 3 sessions

YOGA – 50720

This gentle form of yoga introduces postures and breathing techniques that help improve strength, flexibility and body awareness, while promoting relaxation and stress reduction. Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Dec. 8 6:00 – 7:00 pm $68.00 / 14 sessions

SIT AND BE FIT - 84851

Using simple exercises, this basic fitness class helps older physically limited adults to better manage chronic conditions and chronic pain by enhancing the ability to function in daily life. Home pick-up and drop-off available for a $3.00 fee (return trip). Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Nov. 16 12:40 pm -1:40 pm $33.30 / 10 sessions

Start with lunch at the Macaroni Grill, where more than 35 Italian specialties are prepared in unique exhibition kitchens with attentive servers and the occasional strolling opera singer After lunch take, independent time to explore Davie Street and English Bay. Transportation only. $-$$ Friday, Sept. 24 11:00 – 4:30 pm $12.00 / 1 Session

DRAGON BOATING TRIP – 71702

This fun and challenging paddling trip on the Fraser River starts with individual dry-land training and ends with teamwork on the river. Open to all experience levels. Price includes transportation, equipment and instruction. Saturday, Sept. 25

NEW OUT TRIPS IN THE FALL LARGER THAN LIFE TRIP – 56453

This Vancouver trip takes in the different locales of the collection of giant sculptures that are part of the International Sculpture Biennale. Price includes transportation. Wednesday, Sept. 8 10:00 am – 4:00 pm $12.00 / 1 Session

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 Activity Centre has a number of multipurpose rooms, large hall with a stage, billiard room, cafeteria, and woodworking shop. A Facility Pass ($20.00 + HST) 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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After many years of high rates of marriage breakup, subsequent relationships have become common. Many people want to be in a relationship, but after a marriage breakup, not everyone wants that kind of relationship once more. The common law relationship is today far more “common” than ever, and probably more accepted than ever as well. Legally, however, there are ramifications of living in a subsequent common law relationship, depending how many children the new couple have (and the relationships among the children), what assets the couple have, whether either of the couple are bound in some way(s) by their previous relationships, etc. In the long run, perhaps the major question for the couple is how to divide their assets in the event of the death of one of them. I don’t believe any longer that a “verbal arrangement” is viable. The famous quote of Louis Mayer comes to mind- “a verbal agreement ain’t worth the paper it’s written on”. Let’s take a look at a very recent B.C. case to illustrate, in a Will situation. The facts (Mawdsley v. Meshen and others) Joan Meshen was a bright, tough, motherly person who, sadly, died in June, 2006, succumbing to liver cancer. Born in 1929, she married, divorced, then married again in 1957. Mr. Art Meshen adopted Joan’s two children and the couple had a third child in 1961. Art had launched an extremely successful peat business in 1964 and Joan became involved in it. Tragically,Art took his own life in 1983. Joan assumed responsibility for running the business and it continued successful under her leadership. The family were involved in the business and that continued after Art died. The Plaintiff, Dennis Mawdsley was also born in 1929, and became an electrician. He married, but his wife died in 1986. He had met Joan Meshen in the 1950’s, knew Joan’s late husband, and in 1987, attended a party Joan hosted. They started a relationship in 1988. By May, Dennis moved in to Joan’s house. Dennis injured his back that year and he became unable to work and was receiving disability benefits from Worksafe B.C. Overall, his financial situation was not as solid as Joan’s. Dennis and Joan lived in a marriage-like relationship for 18 years. Throughout, both of them seemed to live financially independent of each other. In the Court’s lengthy and thorough reasons released earlier this month, there were several quotes to the effect that Joan felt “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours”. Dennis said over the years that he was not interested in Joan’s money. Joan did not expect Dennis would ever claim against her Estate. Joan was diagnosed with liver cancer in late 2005 and she lived only 6 months after. In Joan’s Will, understandably, Dennis was disinherited. Not longer after Joan died, Dennis launched action. The Court carefully examined Dennis’ behavior, his involvement in the business, and generally seemed to conclude that Dennis was not a strongly credible witness. Dennis tried to show Joan did not have full mental capacity when (in the months before she died) she made a number of asset transfers to remove assets from her Estate, largely for tax planning purposes. Dennis tried to have the transfers declared void but failed. His effort to prove incapacity (of Joan) also failed. The Court, as required in a Wills Variation analysis, considered the legal and moral duties Joan owed Dennis. Certainly there were some, given the 18 year common law relationship (among other factors). Joan’s Estate was not large, given the planning steps she took before she died, but her Estate did contain some bank funds and other cash (which was considerable), along with some land. Dennis was essentially left all the residue (which could not be precisely quantified at Trial), which probably exceeded $300,000. The Court held that Joan owed Dennis a moral duty, and that was the basis for the the variation of her Will. Summary When Joan died, Dennis was 77 years of age. He did not have family of his own, and his financial prospects were modest. He was a good companion to Joan. Their relationship was a good one, it seemed. Joan had persuaded Dennis to sell his own home, and then bequeathed her own home to a disabled adult child of hers. That left Dennis without a residence. He was also disabled (his back) and in all the circumstances, I think the Court properly held Joan had a moral duty to Dennis. But for any person contemplating a serious relationship, these things need to be thoroughly considered. It is clearly not enough to live on a verbal understanding of “what is mine is mine, and what is yours is yours”. Persons with assets need to discuss, plan, and enter a written agreement that covers their assets. It won’t guarantee the Will won’t be one day varied, but certainly without an agreement, most likely the family members will ultimately be upset, angry and potentially as disillusioned as the Meshen children likely were after Dennis started this Wills Variation litigation.

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Visit Café Barcelona for a taste of Spanish cuisine and culture in the heart of Vancouver. Sample a variety of delicious Spanish Tapas and be entertained by flamenco dancers. Price includes transportation only. Thursday, Sept. 30 6:00pm – 10:00 pm $12.00 / 1 Session

PLANNING TO PARTICIPATE IN AN OUT TRIP?

In addition to registering early to ensure your seat for the trip(s) of your choice, please consider your readiness and preparedness to fully participate. In situations where there is a good deal of walking or a greater degree of mobility is necessary, we will make note of this. For your personal comfort though, we recommend having a travel companion and that you consider any limitations that may keep you from fully enjoying and participating in any of our trips. Note: Care is being taken to provide a range of activities and trips, to meet the needs and interests of our diverse membership. Your suggestions are always welcome! All Out Trips depart at the time noted from the Library Drop Box on Minoru Blvd. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a prompt departure. If you cannot attend, please inform the front office at Minoru Place Activity Cen-

tre. Otherwise, we wait 5 minutes for you and delay our departure. Thank you for your consideration! Depending on the trip, refunds are available up to 7 days or 30 days prior (refund availability will be noted on your receipt). Should you wish to withdraw after the cut-off, we will try selling your ticket for you from the wait list. Please don’t sell your ticket to a friend. We need to know exactly who is on each trip so we have accurate emergency contact information and the bus is not waiting for you. When you are on the trip, please abide by any safety regulations brought to your attention by the Out Trip Host, Driver or Venue Personnel. Please ensure that seatbelts are worn at all times when the bus is in motion. Have a fun and safe trip!

MINORU PLACE ACTIVITY CENTRE FACILITY PASS RENEWAL

September 1st is the time to renew your membership or to consider joining our Centre. For a low annual fee you are able to partake in fabulous activities in one of the most active senior centers’ in the Lower Mainland. Bingo, cribbage, canasta, dancing, singing, Mah Jong, and knitting are just a few of the many interests offered. Membership is open to anyone 55 and over wanting to be a part of a very friendly community. There is parking behind the Centre for $10 per calendar year with many handicapped spaces available. Annual Pass – $22.40 Woodworking Pass – $22.40

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Have your blood pressure checked by retired volunteer nurses, discuss medication concerns with a pharmacist and seek information on programs, services and support available to seniors in the community. 3rd Wednesday / month 9:30 am – 11:30 am FREE

HEARING CLINIC

To have your hearing tested please call for an appointment 604-718-8450. Thursday, Sept. 16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm FREE

SENSATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS OVER 90’S TEA AND CELEBRATION – 50802

A celebration to honour Minoru’s members 90 years and older. Saturday, Sept. 11 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm FREE

SPECIAL EVENT EVENING – 50722

September’s Hawaiian themed special event is to be shared with good friends, enjoy great food and entertainment. Prince includes admission and dinner. No refunds 7 days prior. Thursday, Sept. 16 5:00 – 9:00 pm $25.00 / 1 session

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FABULOUS FOOD

Cafeteria and Catering Services are available at Minoru Place Activity Centre. Meet a friend for lunch in our cheerful dining room or enjoy a cup of coffee in our lounge with a good book. Enjoy the pleasure of delicious and nutritious full course daily lunches or Friday night dinner. HOURS Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Frid. 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Minoru Senior Society members may purchase lunch for $5.00 and non-members for $6.00.

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Artists Workshop Ballroom Dance Bicycle Club Carpet Bowling Body Sculpt Better Backs and Balance Ease Into Fitness Joint Works Low Impact Tai Chi Yoga Hawaiian Dancing *NEW* Line Dancing Jazz Dance Square Dancing Tap Dancing

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Craft Activities Busy Fingers Readers & Writers Group Musical Interludes Glee Club Chinese Happy Chorus Peking Opera Kingsland Calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy Photography Club Painting Acrylic Chinese Brush Painting Watercolour Woodcarving

OR HOW ABOUT A FRIENDLY GAME OF…

Whether you are a current participant or are exploring opportunities to get involved, we have a broad spectrum of clubs and groups registered classes and drop-in activities tailored to your specific needs and interests. These include:

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In addition to our many leisure opportunities, we offer you a selection of support services that include: • Computer Chat Group • Seniors Information • Peer Counselling • Caregivers Support Group • Diabetic Support Group • Manicures and Pedicures • Parkinson’s Support Group *NEW*

FOR MORE DETAILS

1. Minoru Place Monthly Calendar highlights special events programs, upcoming trips and the latest news. Copies are available at the Minoru Place front desk. 2. Drop by or call us at 604-718-8450. 3. Visit the city of Richmond website www.richmond.ca

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY LEISURE TRANSPORTATION

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Kigoos make big splash at provincial championships BY RYAN INGRAM Special to the New

The Richmond Kigoos lived up to their namesake as speedy fish, placing fourth overall at the provincial swim swimming championships in Kamloops. “I was really quite happy with how the kids’ swam. I hear everybody kind of left it all in the pool,” said Kigoos head coach Cody Denoon. “We especially had some really good relay swims. On Saturday, every one of our relays qualified, but one of them, for the finals.” The Richmond swim team picked up medals in 22 events. The Kigoos had 37 swimmers make it to the final event, and 38 swimmers also qualified for consolation finals. Out of the 24 Richmond relay teams that earned an appearance in the provincials, nine captured medals. Not only did the Kigoos place fourth in the province, up against 59 other clubs, but they also contributed to the Fraser South Region group coming in at second

place in the province, next to the first-place Vancouver district. The Kigoos had their strongest results within Division 1, the youngest competing age group. Young Newton Szeto raced in six events – the maximum allowed for a single swimmer – and earned a medal in each. Jeremy Fung, also a Division 1 Kigoo, won a gold and silver in individual races, as well as two medals in relay events. Division 6 Kigoos Cameron Howie and Jason Cheung, were part of a record-setting relay team, consisting of the first place winners from the Fraser South Regional teams. The team set a new B.C. record. There was lots of excitement for the Richmond team over the weekend, according to Denoon. “We had one swimmer, Julia Morris, who went in eighth in the finals, and [she] came out second,” said Denoon. “And I think she had a similar finish on the last day,” when she won a gold in the 50m fly. see Kigoos page 26

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Sports Richmond gymnast reaches finals at Youth Olympic Games

If there is one lesson Robert Watson will take away from the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore, it’s to learn how to “push yourself ” and focus even harder after making a mistake. The Richmond Gymnastics Society member who fell off the pommel horse in his first routine of the men’s all around final, managed to regroup with a solid effort on rings, floor, parallel bars, high bar and vault, but it wasn’t enough to lift him any higher than 17th in the field of 18 finalists. “After falling in my first routine, I thought I managed to pull it back together even though I

was very shaky at the start,” said Watson. “You really have to learn how to put it aside even when you are really nervous and just focus on your routine.” Yuya Kamoto of Japan, who led the field in qualifying, won the gold with a score of 86.350 points. Oleg Stepko of the Ukraine took the silver with 85.350 and Xiaodong Zhu of China was third at 85.00. Watson, who placed 11th in the qualification round to earn his spot in the final, scored his best results on vault, floor and parallel bars. “Overall, it’s been a great experience,” said Watson, one of

Canada’s top junior gymnasts who has been training with the senior team for over a year. “There’s nothing like competing against the best in the world.” Earlier, Watson qualified for the finals with a solid performance on all six apparatus. “I wanted to hit six-for-six on my routines and I pulled it off. Canadian coach Ferenc Szabo, who also oversees the boys program in Richmond, said Watson had achieved the main goal just by qualifying for the all around final. “He’s done a fabulous job,” said Szabo. “His landings were really clean.”

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Kigoos: summer swim club turns in impressive showing at provincials 7): 100 fly (11th), 100 breast (10th). Sean Connacher (Div 7): 200 IM (8th), 100 fly (10th), 100 back (14th). Ella Crawford (Div 1): 50 fly (12th), 50 back (14th). Cody Denoon (Div 8): 100 back (11th), 100 breast (9th). Liam Finlay (Div 7): 50 free (5th), 100 back (4th), 50 fly (6th), 100 free (8th). Jeremy Fung (Div 1):

100 IM (2nd), 50 back (3rd). Holly Gilmore (Div 3): 50 free (13th), 50 breast (13th). Luke Gilmore (Div 5): 100 back (16th), 100 breast (5th). Christopher Girard: 200 IM (6th), 50 free (5th), 50 fly (1st), 100 free (9th). Matthew Girard: 200 IM (11th), 100 fly (7th), 50 fly (8th), 100 breast (11th). Cassandra Goh (Div 6): 50 free 13th (4th), 100 free

(14th). Cameron Howie (Div 6): 100 breast (4th). Benjamin Hutton (Div 8): 100 back (5th), 50 fly (7th), 100 free (11th). Dominic Hyrman (Div 3): 100 free (12th). Brandon Lam (Div 4): 100 breast (11th). Kaitlyn Lam (Div 2): 50 breast (9th). Vincent Lee (Div 1): 100 IM (9th), 50 fly (1st), 50 back (10th), 50 breast (7th). Mila Lepose (Div. 2): 50

fly (10th), 50 back (9th). Vincent Man (Div 3): 50 free (9th), 50 fly (9th). Julia Morris (Div 5): 50 free (2nd), 100 fly (10th), 50 fly (1st). Rachel Pham (Div 1): 100 IM (10th), 50 free (13th), 50 fly (11th), 100 free (9th). Daryl Prijatelj (Div 1): 50 fly (8th), 50 back (14th). Szeto Newton (Div 1): 50 free (3rd), 50 fly (3rd), 50 breast (2nd), 100 free (3rd).

Roselyn Thom (Div 2): 50 free (6th), 100 free (14th). Alex Tsui (“O” Category): 200 IM (5th), 50 free (7th), 100 back (6th), 100 free (8th). Kaitlin Watson (Div 3): 100 IM (14th). Brandon Yeh (Div 8): 200 IM (11th), 100 fly (9th), 50 fly (9th). Delbert Yip: 100 breast (5th). Yoshida Daniel: 100 fly (13th), 50 fly (12th). 08271894

Continued from page 25 Kigoos swimmers to reach the finals included: Dakota Chan (Div 2): 100 IM (5th), 50 back (2nd), 50 breast (3rd), 100 free (6th). Eric Chang (Div 4): 50 free (7th). Jason Cheung (Div 6): 50 free (8th), 100 back (5th), 50 fly (10th). Hope Chan (Div 1): 50 free (16th). Jennifer Christie (Div

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In loving memory of John Stephen Bronson, born the 23rd of November 1928 in Toronto and who died the 16th of August 2010 in Richmond General Hospital, where he was being treated for cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary and is survived by his sons Joseph and Leslie. John was a career soldier and served in Korea, Canada, Germany and Gaza, receiving the following medals; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, World War Medal 1939-1945, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal,United Nations Emergency Force Medal, and the Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp. In 1970 John retired from the Royal Canadian Engineers and became a public works inspector for the City of Richmond, where he worked for the next twenty years before retiring. John enjoyed golfing, history, travel and especially his grand daughter Mary. He will be remembered as a good humoured and engaging man with an easy going and familiar manner. Generous to his family and loyal to his friends, he will be missed. There will be no service by request.

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Health care jobs on the rise

Canada is on the cusp of a major change. The first wave of our country’s aging baby boomers is about to turn 65. With this milestone birthday comes retirement, of course, along with a host of challenges that will dramatically transform the country. Most significantly, mass retirement will have a striking impact upon employment and health care in Canada.

medical community to keep them healthy. In fact, over the next 25 years, the passage of about 10 million boomers into retirement will present both major challenges and opportunities for our country’s medical system. From dental work to x-rays to in-home support, these new Canadian seniors will be creating a significant demand for health care across the board.

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“A growing and aging population that requires more health services coupled with new vacancies in these fields present a positive outlook for health care jobs.”

In addition to the increased need for health care, as older workers retire, the mass retirement will create openings for advancement and entry into jobs previously held by boomers. In short, the swell in the senior population spells out security for workers in the health care industry and opportunity for students seeking a future with good prospects. According to Jobfutures.ca, Canada’s National Career and Education planning tool, a number of occupations in the health care industry have been given the “Good Prospect” stamp of approval. “By “Good”, the government of Canada is indicating that new entrants into that particular field have “a relatively easy time finding permanent employment in targeted occupations with relatively

high pay or attractive labour market conditions.” Of the 40 or so occupations listed as “Good” prospects for 2010, over half are in the health care industry. As the country prepares for the upcoming 25 years of boomer retirement and its accompanying need for increased health care, this number can only be expected to rise-good news for current and potential health care workers. So what are some of the careers that stand to prosper from this mass retirement? We’ll take a look at three of these rising-star careers to learn more about the nature of the work, the education required and what one can expect to earn while contributing to this booming field.

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WORKING & TRAINING Healthcare jobs on the rise continued

Dental Assistant Dental assistants can perform a number of duties in support of a dentist. These can include polishing teeth, applying fluoride, preparing patients for dental examinations, preparing dental instruments and taking x-rays. Dental assistants require training in a college program and, in all provinces but Quebec, licensing is mandatory. Once graduated, Dental assistants can expect to earn about $16.51 per hour. The growth of employment for this field is above average and expected to remain as such due, not only to the aging population, but also to the increase in Canadians with insurance coverage and improvements in dental technology. Pharmacy Assistant Pharmacy assistants assist pharmacists by preparing, packaging and labeling pharmaceutical products. They also verify prescriptions, maintain patient records & monitor inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products. Pharmacy assistants require completion of

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Nurse (Nurse Aide) Nurse Aides attend to the needs of patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. They may be involved in answering call signals, serving meals, taking patient’s blood pressure, collecting fluid specimens, maintaining inventory of supplies and performing maintenance tasks such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment. A Nurse Aide usually requires a college program BUILDING SUPPLY STORE withpractical,on-the-jobtraining. FULL-TIME GATE POSITION. Monday - Friday, 10½ hours/day Once graduated, a Nurse Aide (includes overtime) for a building supplies business in New West. Job duties include checking appropriate material quantities and can expect to earn about $14.77 paperwork of exiting vehicles. Knowledge of lumber, plywood and building supplies essential. Must be customer service oriented. per hour. $9 - $10/hour depending upon experience (+ overtime pay). The next few years will bring many changes with them. For

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those Canadians thinking about jobs and what education or training they need for a prosperous future, it’s important to consider the effects of phenomena like the baby boomers. A growing and aging population that requires more health services coupled with new vacancies in these fields present a positive outlook for health care jobs. The three fields highlighted here give an idea of solid directions for students considering a new career in Canada but they are just a selection of the many opportunities that will be opening over the next few years.

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6008-30

Surrey

2 BR, 875 sf, spac open condo in concrete high rise in the heart of Surrey’s future. Patio, s/s appls, new w/d, recently updated, storage locker, full gym, sauna, u/g prkg & more. Save your downpayment and assume my mortgage! $208,500. Danny 778-840-2971

6020-01

Real Estate

6020-01

Real Estate

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Coquitlam

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6030

Lots & Acreage

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6065

Recreation Property

MT. BAKER SKI AREA. 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community w/ amenities. 35 min. from border $399,500 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704 www.mymtbakerhome.com

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

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6508

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR Condos West Side 5 appl heat, gas incl. Sept 1, $1,295-$1,795 n/p n/s www.regiussuites.ca 604-873-5402 1 BDRM furnished Apt. 1st floor, 725sf, $1050, no pets, N/S, Nr Richmond Ctr. Call 604-276-9598

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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.

If you are interested, and meet our guidelines and would like to view, please call 604-451-6082


A30 August 27, 2010 The Richmond News

HOME SERVICES 8035

Carpet Cleaning

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

8055

Cleaning

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

8060

Concrete

DRIVEWAY / CONCRETE REMOVAL. Free estimates. Disposal King, 604-889-2085

8060

Concrete

Houses - Rent

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6565

Office/Retail Rent

BRIDGEPORT & Simpson, office to share with a professional, $995/mo, Berny 604-270-9611

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6595-55

Richmond

1 BR in 2 br condo, $650incl utils, furn, own bath & balc., walk in closet, ns, np, suit lady, Westminster & #3, Sept 1, 604-295-5646

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8075

Drywall

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8080

Electrical

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RENTALS 6540

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6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, new home, w/d, $750 incl utils, 1 person only, N/S N/P, Williams & Ash. 778-223-5430

1 BR, SOUTH ARM, cute reno’d nr amens, $825incl utils/cable/wd WiFi Oct 1, ns, np 604-721-8366 1 BR suite, new lrg, ns, np. $750 incl hydro, nr Williams & Garden City, Refs, Immed! 604-272-5943 4TH & Granville, 2br, grnd lvl, newer home, np, ns, no ldry, refs, priv ent, $775 incl heat/ hydro, suit single, couple neg. 604-244-7862 2 YR new, 3 br + den, 2.5 bath, 5 appls, 11393 Steveston Hwy, Sept1, refs, $2000, 604-240-5322 1600SQ−NEW TOWNHOUSE $2800. 3 Floors. 3 Bdrm. 2.5 FULL bath. 1 Den. 3 cars Garage. balcony. IRONWOOD Mall. Bus. Available anytime. 778-895-9648 CENTRAL RMD avail Sept 1st 2 br, 2 bath townhouse with 2 cov’rd prkg stalls, 1100 sf, min 1 yr lse. ns np $1290. 604-729-9672.

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8087

Excavating

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8090

Fencing/Gates

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8125

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8155

Lawn & Garden

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

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Handyperson

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

Cancer June 21-July 22: Communications, travel, paperwork, details, errands, casual acquaintances and “daily business” are accented now—and all are delayed or prone to mistakes. Check addresses on mail, figures on cheques, etc. Don’t start anything important before Sept. 12, particularly in these zones. (E.g., avoid a new advertising “mail out.”) You might hear long-lost news, receive a “lost letter,” hear from an old friend, etc. Your home remains sweet’n’sour, but ends “inspired.” Optimism, popularity and social joys bless you Sunday to Tuesday! Lie low mid-week. Your energy, charisma return Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your money (and career) luck rises, but more from past efforts, contacts, than new ones. Don’t launch any ventures before Sept. 12, especially in money areas. If you absolutely need a job, seek and land it (Sunday to Tuesday are good for this) – but realize that you will want to, will benefit, if you seek a new one within a year. (You’re headed for great career luck June 2011-June 2012, but that’s then.) Mid-week brings happiness, good friends, popularity, flirtations – with a Gemini? But retreat, lie low and contemplate (don’t plan) Friday/ Saturday. The best partner is a friend. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness reach a yearly high – but that effectiveness is confined to ongoing and “returning” projects (and people – a former attraction might be rekindled). Beware starting important new things before Sept. 12. Intellectual, far travel, educational, publishing, religious or cultural affairs flow very well Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Love is gentle, wide. Your career and relations with higher-ups (including parents,police) are emphasized mid-week.All’s well, but don’t act unpredictably Thursday night. Hopes and friends make a good combo Friday/Saturday!

8160

Lawn & Garden

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★★★★★★★★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Start nothing new before Sept. 12. Secrets, mysteries, financial plums, intimate clinches, subconscious desires surfacing – these fill Sunday through Tuesday. (Best Sunday, Monday morning.) Work in the background all week, especially these three days – a government agency, institution, large corporation or charitable organization could be your ally.Wisdom, a mellow mood, and matters of law, culture, education, thought, love and “meaning” arise mid-week – with misunderstandings Wednesday, sweet understandings Thursday. Don’t push anyone Friday/Saturday. All week, conserve energy. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Wishes can come true this week and next – especially former wishes, events you wanted to occur in the past, then gave up on. (E.g., a sweet or flirtatious friend returning.) (You might be tempted by a clandestine romance August and September.) Remember, start nothing new – projects nor important links – before Sept. 12. Relationships fill Sunday to Tuesday – open, exciting, sometimes challenging relationships. Be diplomatic, eager to join. Sex, secrets, intimate commitments, “big” finances arise mid-week. (All’s well.) Avoid ethical, educational, publishing commitments late week. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Delay major initiatives until Sept. 12. Stick with the old or ongoing – and protect these from mistakes and “no shows,” especially in business and career zones. This is a fairly easy, mellow week. You’ll have to work hard – your performance is being watched. But friends, light flirtations, entertainment and happy hopes lighten every day! Tackle work Sunday to Tuesday – success awaits. Relationships, opportunities and challenges fill Tuesday eve to Thursday. Be open, honest, receptive: love’s “around.” Careful with finances, sex, commitments (no pregnancies!) Friday/Saturday.

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8180

Home Services

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8185

Moving & Storage

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August 29 - Sept. 4 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Sweet, mellow thoughts, solutions, dreams, revisions float through your head – but if you actually sit down to write them out, you’ll discover they were “gossamer on the breeze” – insubstantial, impractical, even nonsensical. This gossamer is the “chatter” as your lower mind sorts out the past two years. The true results are substantial and beneficial – and sub-conscious. Do events since 2008 seem grim? No worries: you are coming into your power. Your career efforts need pruning: encourage growth by ending/clipping some involvements. Early week, love, pleasure. Mid: work. Late: caution. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Secrets, mysteries, dreams, subconscious desires (and fears) research, diagnosis, health, investments, debts, large finances, lifestyle choices, commitments, sexual intimacy – these are emphasized, and in all, mistakes run rife. However, these are also mines filled with rich veins running through the past – there might be an old investment, a former intimate partner, an old piece of research that holds deep benefits for you! (Most likely to appear Sunday to Tuesday.) But make NO new investments (etc.) before Sept. 12. Romance calls mid-week. Careful with health, chores Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb.19-March20:Thepastisalive;thepresent, as if scared, dithers around, circling uncertainties. So deal with the past – former agreements, opportunities, negotiations, relationships. These yield benefits. Every relationship holds something in its hands: money, love, sex, commitment, the future: especially now. The deeper you plunge, the more you will find, most of it gratifying. You could get hooked on someone, August September! Sunday to Tuesday accent travel, communications. Mid-week draws you toward home, foundations. Friday/Saturday bring romantic, pleasure urges: be honest, cautious. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014

8220

Plumbing

1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062

8225

Power Washing

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ACE OF TRADES: Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $30/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Call 604-218-3064 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

8250

Roofing

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

D&M PAINTING

Landscaping

Specializing in tree, hedges, shrubs, trim, tree removal, lawn cutting. Free Estimate! Call Rey @ 778-223-6687

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8160

Moving & Storage

8185

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MAGNOLIA LANDSCAPE Service, fence installation, yard renovations, excavation, Irrigation. 604-214-0661

Established 1963

8130

HEDGES TRIMMED LAWNS CUT FREE ESTIMATES 604-274-9656

LAWNS CUT, yard and garden clean-up, hedge trim, rubbish removal & gutters. 604-773-0075

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Landscape/Dirt Removal, Yard Grading. Free estimates Disposal King, 604-889-2085

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

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Lawn & Garden

Landscaping

Gutters

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8160

Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881

West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Tackle those piles of work. It’s nit-picky, detailed work, and all the details are rife with mistakes, camouflaged instructions, missing pieces. But you gotta do it – so march ahead. Important relationships – friends, enemies, lovers, partners, competitors, counsellors – remain unusually favourable. You might give or receive attention. One who is attracted, or attracts, is a “door” to worldly success. (E.g., that sexy person might also bring career luck.) Better if you met some time ago. Start nothing major before Sept. 12. Chase money Sunday/Monday. Be home Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Romance wafts happily on the breeze! An old flame could grow hotter, especially if a co-worker is involved. Beauty, pleasure and a nice winning streak accompany you. A former recreational or creative venture might return. There’s still plenty of work to do, though. One chore, which might involve education, travel, cultural or media work, will take about two more years to complete. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday to Tuesday – tackle things that usually intimidate you, and see how easily you achieve! Money’s lucky Thursday. Be a friend Friday/Saturday. Career intuition is accurate. Gemini May 21-June 20: The weeks ahead accent your domestic situation, kids, security, real estate, gardening, nutrition and “the end of matters.” Usually this is a good time to decide who and what belongs in your life, and who/what should be left behind. But make no big decisions (in any of the areas listed) before Sept. 12. Your romantic prospects remain high, but attraction might compete with a natural physical lethargy – or, romance and co-habitation make a natural “pair.”You’re weary but lucky Sunday/Monday. Your charisma’s obvious midweek. You’re discovering love’s “other benefits.”

8130

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

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DENALI PAINTING − Ext. & Int. Seniors Discount. WCB. Free Est. Reas Rates. 778-320-4438

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423

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Plumbing

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8255

Rubbish Removal

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8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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Window Cleaning

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Scrap Car Removal

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Sports & Imports

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Scrap Car Removal

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Tree Services

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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

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Scrap Car Removal

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

1993 BMW M5, rare 3.8, only 121km, books/records, as new. $18,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

2000 HONDA Odyssey EX, 235 K, org owner, all records, exc cond, $5500. 604-671-6488

2006 MERCEDES C230, 58K 6 cyl. 2.5L, black & silver, dual ac loaded, $21,600, 778-279-8856

9160

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2005 DODGE Grand Caravan, 89K, silver, 3.3L, V6, 7 seats, ac, all power, privacy glass, clean, exc cond. $7800, 778-772-3884


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2011 FIESTA S SEDAN $405 $0 $405

2010 FOCUS SE AUTOMATIC WITH SPORT PACKAGE $1,529 $3,000 $4,529

2010 FUSION S AUTOMATIC $1,228 $3,500 $4,728

2010 ESCAPE XLT I-4 AUTOMATIC $1,891 $3,500 $5,391

This offer is in addition to incentives currently offered when combined with the $300 available from the Retire Your Ride program, funded by the Government of Canada on qualifying vehicles of model year 1995 or older. Incentives range from $1000 to $3000. Visit ford.ca for details.

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2010 RANGER SUPER CAB SPORT 4X2 $1,573 $4,500 $6,073

$15,026

2010 EDGE SE $2,035 $2,000 $4,035

2010 F-150 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4 $4,206 $5,500 $9,706

$27,964 $29,193

2011 F-350 LARIAT CREW CAB DIESEL 4X4 All prices include freight & air tax. $8,339 $4,000 $12,339

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Offers available at participating dealers only. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. Inventory may vary by dealer. Dealer order or transfer may be required. †Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is only in effect from July 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010 (the “Program Period”) and refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford employees and excludes any CAW negotiated bonuses or other special incentives that employees may receive from time to time. Employee Pricing is available on the purchase or lease of most new 2010 and 2011 Ford vehicles [excluding 2010 F-150 Raptor, F-Series Chassis Cabs, E-Series Cutaways and Stripped Chassis, F-650/F-750] / [2011 Mustang Shelby GT 500, F-150 Raptor, F-Series Chassis Cabs, E-Series Cutaways and Stripped Chassis, F-650/F-750]. The new vehicle must be delivered or factory ordered from your participating Ford Dealer during the Program Period. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is raincheckable. Employee Pricing is combinable with the Commercial Connection Program but not combinable with, CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance, A/X/Z/D/F-Plan and A/Z-Plan Loyalty program incentives. ▲Offer valid from July 1 until August 31, 2010 (the “Program Period”). This offer is only valid at participating Canadian dealers. Any customer that test drives a new Ford or Lincoln vehicle during the Program Period and purchases or leases a new competitive vehicle and takes delivery of that vehicle within 100 hours of the Ford test drive will be eligible to receive a $100 offer. To claim the $100 offer the customer must return to the Ford dealer where they took their test drive within 100 hours of the original test drive and present the dealer with proof of purchase/lease and delivery in the form of a dated and signed Retail Buyers Agreement. Eligible customers will be mailed a cheque from Ford Motor Company of Canada in the amount of $100 after eligibility is verified. Only one (1) $100 offer may be claimed per person during the Program Period. Test drives from the Drive one 4 your School program do not qualify. Offer only available for use by Canadian residents and is in Canadian Funds. This offer may be cancelled at any time without notice. ‡Offer valid from July 1, 2010, to August 31, 2010 (the “Offer Period”). Customers who purchase or lease a new 2010 or 2011 Ford vehicle (excluding Shelby GT500, F-150 Raptor, Medium trucks) (an “Eligible Vehicle”) and finance through Ford Credit, Canada will receive [$500]/[$750]/[$1000] (the “Offer”) on [Focus/Fiesta/Fusion/Fusion Hybrid/Mustang/Taurus/Escape/Escape Hybrid/Ranger]/ [Edge/Flex/Explorer/Explorer Sport Trac/Expedition/E-Series/Transit Connect]/[F-150/F-250 to F-550]. The new vehicle must be delivered and/or factory ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Offer Period. Only one (1) Offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per customer. This offer is raincheckable. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, FALS, Commercial Connection Program or Daily Rental Allowances incentives. Customer may use the Offer amount as a down payment or choose to receive a rebate cheque from Ford of Canada, but not both. Taxes payable before Offer amount is deducted. ▲▲Purchase a new 2011 Ford Fiesta S sedan / 2010 Ford Focus SE / 2010 Ford Fusion S / 2010 Ford Escape XLT I4 automatic / 2010 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport 4x2 / 2010 Ford Edge SE / 2010 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 / 2011 Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Cab Diesel 4x4 for $13,944 / $15,970 / $19,421 / $21,708 / $15,026 / $27,964 / $29,193 / $57,010 after Total Price Adjustment of $405 / $4,529 / $4,728 / $5,391 / $6,073 / $4,035 / $9,706 / $12,339, is deducted (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment $405 / $1,529 / $1,228 / $1,891 / $1,573 / $2,035 / $4,206 / $8,339, and delivery allowance of $0 / $3,000 / $3,500 / $3,500 / $4,500 / $2,000 / $5,500 / $4,000). Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Employee Price Adjustment and delivery allowance have been deducted. All offers include $1,350 / $1,450 / $1,450 / $1,500 / $1,400 / $1,500 / $1,500 / $1,500 freight and air tax; but exclude license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ††Best-in-class Towing and Payload, GVWR and GCWR when properly equipped. Class is full-size pickups under 8500 lbs. (3,855 kg) GVWR. Maximum capability when properly equipped. See your Ford of Canada Dealer for specific equipment and other limitations. **Program in effect from July 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010 (the “Program Period”) To qualify for the Ford Recycle Your Ride Program rebate (the “Rebate(s)”), customer must first qualify for either the Government of Canada’s “Retire Your Ride Program” or Summerhill Impact's “Car Heaven Program”. To qualify for the “Retire Your Ride Program”, customer must turn in a 1995 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move) and has been properly registered and insured for the last 6 months (12 months in B.C.). If you qualify under the “Retire Your Ride Program”, the Government of Canada will provide you with $300 cash or a rebate on the purchase of a 2004 and newer vehicle. To qualify for the “Car Heaven Program”, customer mustturn in a 2003 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition and has been properly registered and insured for the last 6 months. If customer qualifies for either the Government of Canada’s “Retire Your Ride Program” or Summerhill Impact's “Car Heaven Program”, Ford of Canada (“Ford”) will provide an additional rebate, if customer purchases or leases an eligible new 2010 Ford or Lincoln vehicle, in the amount of $1,000 (Focus, Fusion Mustang, Transit Connect, Ranger), $2,000 (Taurus, Escape, Edge, Flex , Explorer, Sport Trac), or $3,000 (F150, F250-550, E-Series, Expedition, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). To be eligible for the Rebate(s), Ford must receive the following from customer, within 30 days of delivery of new Ford/Lincoln: (1) signed Ford Recycle Your Ride Claim Form; and (2) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to either “Retire Your Ride” or “Car Heaven” or “Authorized Recycler Drop-Off Receipt”. The Rebate will be paid directly to customer in the form of a cheque. The Rebates are available to residents of Canada only and payable in Canadian dollars. Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period to qualify for a Rebate. The Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. The Rebates are raincheckable. The Rebates are not combinable with the previous Ford Recycle Your Ride incentives in effect from September 3, 2009 to March 1, 2010 and from May 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010. The Rebates are not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or

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