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A proposed expansion of the Lingyen Mountain Buddhist Temple on No. 5 Road, withdrawn five years ago due to a public backlash, is being reincarnated. But Carol Day, an area resident and one of the project’s principal critics, says the $

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ing was withdrawn before it could go to a public hearing in September of 2005. The revised expansion proposal will be the subject of an open house on Sept. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 10060 No. 5 Road. The original proposal envisioned a main temple of 160 feet high. Since the current height restriction caps temples, churches and other religious

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He wants more garbage cans, while she wants a sign announcing how much it’s costing Richmond taxpayers to clean up everyone else’s trash. What councillors Greg Halsey-Brandt and Linda Barnes agree on, however, is that more needs to be done to stop Richmond’s Brighouse Canada Line station morphing into a Surrey Central. Concern is growing about the growing cost of keeping the city’s Canada Line station plazas clean. TransLink is responsible for keeping the trains and stations clean and clear of garbage, while the city is obligated to maintain the Brighouse, Lansdowne and Aberdeen plazas up to the station entrance. (River Rock casino cleans Bridgeport) Before the summer, city staff got permission to throw $40,000 from last year’s surplus at dealing with the Brighouse station plaza in particular, where discarded gum, cigarette butts, coffee cups and newspapers combine to create an eyesore. But it’s not going to be nearly enough, according to some councillors, to stop the likes of Brighouse sliding down a slippery slope towards the kind of safety issues faced by other cities’ Skytrain stations. Barnes, for example, suggests the city erect a sign at Brighouse, announcing how much of their tax dollars get sucked up cleaning up after other people. “I don’t think the people realize how much of their money is being spent on this,” she said. “Do they really want their tax dollars going to pick up gum and cigarette butts all day long? “This would not be us boasting how much we spend, it’s about shaming people into being responsible with their garbage.” Halsey-Brandt said the more people see Litterbugs page 4


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The list of wild salmon’s natural and manmade Alexandra Morton wouldn’t mind being proved enemies is long. wrong. Few theories, however, have gained more tracHer studies of pink salmon in the Broughton tion in recent years than the deleterious effect Archipelago has convinced her — and many other that disease and sea lice from fish farms has had scientists and environmental organizations — that on wild salmon stocks. disease and parasites from salmon farms are a main So what does a return of 35 million Fraser Vivian Krause Alexandra Morton cause of mortality in wild salmon. River sockeye do to that “Believe me, I would love to be theory? proven wrong because this issue is “I think wild sockeye have agonizing for me,” she said. “I was done more for salmon farms having a quiet life studying whales than millions of dollars and in the Broughton Archipelago.” an army of PR people ever But Morton isn’t quite prepared could have,” says Vivian to concede to her detractors just Krause, a former fish farm because the Fraser River sockeye consultant who has made it are returning this year in historic her mission to expose what numbers. she alleges is a conflict of “The fact that we’ve got so many interest in the American and fish back this year tells us that the Canadian environmental Fraser River and Pacific Ocean can movement and scientific make a lot of salmon,” Morton said. community. Due to climate change and “The anti-fish farm habitat destruction, it was widely lobby have been saying that believed the Fraser River could the sockeye were at risk of never again produce salmon in the extinction, and they have kind of numbers it once did. been proved wrong. They “Happily, that’s wrong. It’s not came back in droves. So, entirely wrong, but we know now something fishy is going on SUBMITTED PHOTO the possibility exists,” Morton said. here.” But she doesn’t believe this year’s An open net fish farm in the Broughton Archipelago, where Alexandra Raised in Kitimat and return negates her theories about the Morton has done most of her research. Kamloops, Krause spent impacts of salmon farms on wild 12 years working for the United Nations as a nutritional expert in salmon. “Salmon farms are not a problem in and of themselves,” she said. Indonesia and Central America before returning to Canada in 2001 They only become a problem, she said, if wild juvenile salmon happen and ended up working for the aquaculture industry, which she said to pass by them when there may be a disease or parasite outbreak among suffered from some very bad press. penned salmon. She no longer works for the industry, she said, but has been lobShe would love to get her hands on the data from salmon farms along bying on its behalf against an environmental movement that she the migration route of Fraser River sockeye in 2008 — the year they accuses of being in the back pocket of American interests. would have migrated up through the inside of Vancouver Island on the Three years ago, she sat on the board of a small non-profit way to the Pacific Ocean. organization for adoptive families and was looking for foundation “Let’s have a look at what was going on in those farms. I’ll bet you money. they did not have a disease epidemic. I’ll bet a lot of those farms were “I stumbled across a grant,” she said. “Environmental organizaempty...or they (the sockeye) didn’t go out that way.” tions had been paid to shift consumer and retail demand away from Vivian Krause insists that all the data from fish farms, including disfarmed salmon. It explained to me why the information they give is ease outbreaks, are available online. But that data only provides area averselective. It’s because they are supposed to sway market share.” ages, Morton said, when what is needed is details, like the number of lice Krause said Alaska’s economy was hurt when the Japanese per fish at specific farms. see Data page 22 see Fight page 22

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Festival budget triples The City of Richmond and its elected council are going “gung ho” with hosting next year’s Tall Ships Maritime Festival. That’s the charge of Coun. Greg Halsey-Brandt, the lone dissenting voice on council after it waived through a staff recommendation to spend $1.6 million on infrastructure for the 2011 Tall Ships Festival at Garry Point Park. Hasley-Brandt is having trouble swallowing the figure, which he says is almost three times the $550,000 he agreed to earlier this year. And he’s amazed his fellow colleagues on council are not taking staff to task on the spiraling costs. “Back in May or June, I was asking for a drop dead date on when we could still pull out of this as I feared the costs involved may get out of control,” HalseyBrandt said. “This is a three-day event and we were told we’d be spending $550,000 on the initial setting up. Now, a couple of months later, it’s gone up to $1.6 million. “I think (staff) are right out to lunch about how the taxpayer feels about all of this.” Halsey-Brandt is wary about being branded a killjoy, but is equally hesitant about the amount of taxpayer cash that is being eaten

up with Richmond hosting the festival. “I’m all for three days of fun, but there has to be a line, and if the chance to host this passes us by, then it passes us by. Let’s give it a miss if it’s costing that much,” he added. “There doesn’t seem to be too much thought given to the money we’re having to spend here. “We’re already three times the budget but everyone else, including council, is still gung ho about it.” City council agreed to one of several options to improve the Garry Point Park infrastructure, which will entail the design and construction of four timber and steel 150 feet by 20 feet floating sections for the waterfront location. Timber and steel (as opposed to concrete pontoons) can also be “repaired and replaced when necessary at a lower cost,” according to the staff report. One of the justifications for spending the extra cash was that the floats could be easily relocated elsewhere along the Steveston waterfront area and provide “future moorage revenues for the city.” After Tall Ships 2011, the new floats could be located at the No. 2 Road pier, Imperial Landing and Britannia Heritage Shipyards. Another option being aired is for the floats

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year, like Buddha’s birthday. “They have these huge festivals. You should see the cars in our neighbourhood,” Day said. Coun. Harold Steves agrees with Day that a 140-tall temple is excessive, and doubts he would support such a height variation because he believes it would set a precedent that other religious organizations might want to follow. “It’s something I’m not really prepared to do,” he said. “I don’t think we need tall towers in the church zone. Once you start that, you have a whole pile of them competing.”

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Continued from page 1 “This new structure is like a 15-storey building,” said Day, a school trustee who has been vocal regarding a number of land-use issues, including the Garden City lands and a proposal for a No. 5 Road pub. The Lingyen temple, built in 1999, is part of the Chinese Pure Land sect of Buddhism and is modeled on the Lingyen Shan monastery in Taiwan. The Richmond temple and monastery has roughly 10,000 members in the Lower Mainland and also has resident nuns. According to a temple fact sheet, the rapid growth of the Asian population in the Lower Mainland since the temple was built means it is already at capacity and needs to expand. Temples, cathedrals and mosques are a big part of many tourist itineraries in other countries, but Day feels what is being proposed is simply too big.


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Has the ALC gone MIA?

Roughly half of the City of Richmond isn’t city at all — — it’s farmland. Much of it is locked in the Agricultural Land Reserve, which was established in the 1970s to protect arable land in B.C. But as we have reported over the years, sizeable chunks of ALR land here have been degraded, as landowners turned their properties into unregulated landfills. The dumping of questionable fill and even demolition waste has gone on virtually unchecked. Part of the problem is a lack of adequate funding and staffing, according to BC Auditor General John Doyle. But an equally big problem, according to Doyle’s recent report on the Agricultural Land Commission, is that the commission simply seems to lack direction and will. Doyle concludes the ALC is “not adequately protecting the ALR.” And while he does cite staffing challenges, the ALC’s problems are also related to a lack of resolve and direction. When the ALR was established in the 1970s, it was set up so hastily that the “accuracy” of ALR maps varies throughout the province, Doyle says. “As a result, some land that is neither capable of or suitable for farming — a steep hillside or ravine, for example — may have been included in the ALR while other areas of land that is capable of and suitable for farming may not have been.” Owners of ALR land on River Road (where much of the degradation of farmland has taken place) and along No. 4 Road could have a field-day with this report, because it could bolster their argument that their land should never have been placed in the ALR in the first place. On the other hand, it could also be argued that virtually any land in Richmond is potentially viable farmland simply because of its soil quality. With proper drainage, almost any land here can be made arable — unless, of course, it was turned into a landfill while the ALC’s collective head was turned.

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Highrises like rabbits multiply The Editor, Re: “Coun. Steves backs two-tower Onni plan,” News, Sept. 3. Councillor Steves has given up on Steveston. What an astonishing development. I hope other councillors act with a better sense of what is good for Steveston and Richmond as a whole. It is true that Steveston has changed and will continue to change, but it still retains the feel of a village and we should be striving to maintain that sense of it being something special. And note carefully — villages do not have highrises. Highrises are like rabbits: two inevitably means more, many more. The unique quality that makes Steveston a delightful place to live and visit has been shown by the sockeye run. People have flocked here to get sockeye. It is still, in a smaller way than it once was, a fishing village and we should try to keep it that way. Steves recognizes that density is bound to continue growing because this region is such a delightful region in which to live. What he apparently does not recognize is that densification should be concentrated near major transit lines, not in special places where people can escape and enjoy a different feeling. It’s a matter of mental health as well as good planning. Years ago we had to fight to keep Garry Point from being turned into a housing complex. That open space is now precious and adds to the quality of life of many people. We are always going to have to defend quality of life when developers, who are an essential part of our economy, try to break new ground. They are in the business of maximizing profits, not maximizing quality of life. Councillor Steves needs to get his vision checked. The vision he has for Steveston no longer coincides with what is good planning, either for Steveston or the city of Richmond. Steveston cannot be re-created elsewhere and it is well worth keeping. Bob Simpson Richmond

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Long weekends are the best. As a friend posted to her Facebook page on Labour Day weekend: ‘What were we thinking when we made weekends only two days long? Why are our priorities such that we plan our lives to spend more time at work then with our loved ones?’ Needless to say, I enjoyed the Labour Day weekend. Three blissful days off in a row were a much-needed rest for me. In this column I will share a few items of interest from the weekend. First of all, my husband and I made our way to the Steveston docks Saturday morning. We’ve lived here 18 years and have never bought a fish (other than Pajo’s fish and chips!) on the Steveston docks. This year, with the record salmon run, we decided a fresh sockeye supper was de rigueur. The docks were crowded, but we didn’t wait long. We bought a whole salmon, gutted and with its head removed, for $20. Some people told me they found better deals, but $20 was good enough for us. We took the fish home, made up a spicy and sweet sauce, and after a few good laughs trying to de-bone the fish, put it in the oven. A short time later we had a delicious and healthy dinner.

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I’m not sure what caused this year’s bounty or last year’s dearth of sockeye, but we’d do well to solve this mystery. Fresh fish is like a gift from the Earth, and well worth saving. This weekend gave me some extra time for leisure activities and I made a few discoveries. First of all, we went to see George Clooney’s new movie, The American. This movie is a cultural delight; it’s filmed in a small Italian village where everyone (except, of course, The American) is Italian. This is a movie I could’ve loved, were it not for the lame plot. There was no defined “bad guy” in this film, and viewers are left wondering what all the muck and violence was even about. So, my review: nice eye candy, bad plot. Great potential, poor execution. On another note, I had time this weekend to check out a new online video created for Arcade Fire’s song We Used To Wait. It’s online at www. thewildernessdowntown. com.

The video, created by Chris Milk, asks viewers to put in their childhood address. Using Google Chrome, the video is customized for each viewer. It’s pretty cool, and I think you should check it out. On a final note, I’ve come up with a way Gordon Campbell and his unpopular Liberals could regain some of their fond feelings among their electorate: give us a statutory holiday in February. New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham is using just such a promise to gain re-election in the Maritime province. He’s promised New Brunswickers Family Day in February (to go along with Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario) if they re-elect his Liberal party. With no holiday from New Year’s until Easter, it’s a long, dreary stretch without a single long weekend. In 2011, Easter’s not until April 24, so prepare yourselves now, unless we can convince the powers that be to institute Family Day in B.C., for a winter full of two-day weekends with no respite. I can’t complain too much. I saw the pumpkin muffins at Starbucks over the weekend, reminding me it’s only four short weeks now until Thanksgiving, another long weekend. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.


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businesses that depend on it. Coun. Steves’ statement that the public does not want to have the three-storey building too close to the waterfront seems to be an attempt to divert attention from the real issue — would the public really prefer the 10-storey highrise so close to the village? Alex Makhank Richmond

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Residents want greenspace. Onni is one of the top campaign contributors to the existing city council. Who’s gonna win? Duh! Is anybody else ready for a change? Susan Sealy Richmond

waterfront. A few of us warned that the maritime commercial land use designation wasn’t appropriate, as such uses would never be viable and therefore never be developed. Today, with the residents of Imperial Landing development comfortable in their new homes, many have come to realize that the narrow waterfront strip might make a nice park. Personally, I would rather see a more animated waterfront with commercial and residential uses close to the waterfront promenade. This would make for a more enriching public environment — one that we must admit is an urban environment today, like it was an industrial one for nearly a century. Nonetheless, the only way to preserve open space is to concentrate density. Density is also the currency that allows a developer to make private land available for public uses — like a park. Finally, to the people who live in the condominium apartments, townhouses and small homes on the site that many once tried to preserve: please remember that we welcomed you here just as you have an obligation to welcome future newcomers. Bob Ransford Richmond

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Density is price we pay for parks The Editor, Re: “Coun. Steves backs two-tower Onni plan,” News, Sept. 3. Yes, mid-rise towers on Steveston’s waterfront will change the local skyline. Density of this magnitude will change the community. The question we need to ask is, “will this change be for the better?” Steveston has changed dramatically since my family arrived here 100 years ago. Change has re-shaped a small historic industry-dependent village, clinging to life at the edge of a suburb as the commercial fishing industry re-tooled over the 20 years. Recent change has brought with it new visitor-related commercial development and the kind of residential growth that has reinvigorated our mixed-use heritage town site and preserved it forever. When I was a member of the citizens’ planning committee that shaped the Steveston Waterfront Sub-area Plan 13 years ago, we struggled for many months debating the appropriate land use designation for the narrow stretch of land along the waterfront where BC Packers’ Imperial Plant once stood. It was as clear then, as it is today, regardless of this year’s magnificent sockeye run, that industrial fish processing activities weren’t going to continue on the Steveston

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But nonetheless, and perhaps speaking only for myself, I will try to explain the resistance of the recently gentrified in Steveston to such a radical change: These modest walkways by the Fraser, so far dominated by open sky and water, free of high-rises and similar hallmarks of such impersonal, ambitious urbanization, are aesthetically pleasing, emotionally restorative, encourage knowledge of neighbours, love of home and hope for the Earth, and are among the few pleasures many of us have time for, and can still afford. I suppose that if you’ve had these things all your life, and enjoy stable zoning in your own piece of the village, you just can’t appreciate what it’s like to hear that high-rises are coming. C. Burke Steveston

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However, I do vote at every election, (in honour of those upstarts who fought for the likes of me to vote) and I take my gentrified strolls along the river walkway — usually in the evening, darling, after a 13-hour workday and commute through the highly trafficked, concrete canyons of a once livable, affordable city. And I do object strongly to the notion of high-rise buildings on the Steveston waterfront. A bit of grass around the buildings, whether or not posing as “park” will not compensate. True, any word spoken against the accepted wisdom of a gentleman farmer and political stalwart can’t be expected to carry much weight in the minds of any council members who might still be undecided on the issue.

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The Editor, Re: “Coun. Steves backs two-tower Onni plan,” News, Sept. 3. “Now the gentrified people don’t want to see any changes ... the Steveston I knew no longer exists, so I don’t know what they’re talking about,” Steves said last week. Perhaps I speak as some undeserving invasive species — after all, I haven’t lived in Steveston for even two decades. Not owning inherited land in a village named after my conquering ancestors, and having to work long and hard for my small, albeit expensive, pocket of air space and the ever-increasing taxes on it that help along the more meritorious, expansive livings of city decision makers, I doubt that I qualify as “gentry” in any traditional sense.


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It just proves the contention that it’s always the little guy who pays, especially when Ol Gordon is in charge! The fact that this is a regressive tax, and hits the consumer particularly hard, seems to be of no interest to the aforementioned! Combine this with the stance taken by Hansen, akin to that of a four-year-old, who, after breaking an object, firmly avows that it must have been someone else! It may be against parliamentary rules to call a member a liar, but letting the facts speak for themselves, one can only draw one conclusion. Oh yeah, I will probably get the 40 cent deposit back — if I can afford to buy the gas to drive to the re-cycling depot after Gord gets his tax bite in the name of being “green!” T.R. (Terry) Murphy Richmond

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Letters People will be eating ‘soylent green’ before Richmond needs to build residential towers on our dykes and waterfront to accommodate our burgeoning population. Steves’ concession of the ‘inevitability’ of the speculative land rush after these two towers are built sounds like the grooming of public opinion. It makes one wonder how councillor Steves would react to a high-rise development at the west end of Steveston Highway ... or is that the goal? One wants to believe Councillor Steves still has the best interests of the city at heart. It wasn’t so long ago when he vowed to fight a development he didn’t support with his “dying breath.” Perhaps his statement of support to the News was a clever ploy to incite and mobilize the opposition to these ill-conceived towers ... perhaps. I have no bias against development. However, I do believe that a fundamental change to the character of the City of Richmond, which clogging the waterfront with high-rise towers represents, should be a citizens’ choice on the election ballot and not left to council, bureaucrats and developers. Reinhard Pekarek Richmond

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Fight: B.C. caught between Alaskan, Norwegian fisheries Continued from page 3 market switched from wild salmon to farmed salmon. With the aid of philanthropists like the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Alaskan fishing industry has managed to recruit environmental groups to line up against the aquaculture industry. “You’ve got American interests fighting Norwegian interests, and British Columbia is just the boxing ring,” Krause said. Asked what is in it for philanthropists like Moore to back Alaskan commercial fishermen, Krause said: “It’s patriotism. It’s nationalism. It’s protectionism.” It’s also something of a fight between salmon farming in B.C. and salmon “ranching” in Alaska. “About 30 per cent of Alaskan ‘wild’ salmon is actually hatched in a plastic tray,” she wrote in a letter to Science Magazine in response to two articles it had published on salmon farming, including one co-authored by Alexandra Morton, whose independent research on pink salmon has been widely cited. “These salmon are not wild.... Ranched salmon are fed pellets, grown in tanks and raised in net pens before they are put into the wild,” Krause wrote. In 2007, Science published an article on salmon farming and sea lice that included research by Morton and Martin Krkosek of the University of Alberta. Krause has questioned the magazine’s decision to publish the articles, saying its editor-in-chief, Dr. Donald Kennedy, has a conflict of interest because he was a trustee of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, which has provided funding to environmental organizations like SeaWeb, which she said had a research partnership with Krkosek. She said organizations like the David Suzuki Foundation and others are also in a conflict because of the funding they receive from foundations that have an anti-aquaculture bias. “We have been distracted by this whole controversy. It’s a scientific scam,” she said. Krause said the conclusions many of these scientists and environmental groups have come to are not borne out by available data and research.

“They never ever measured sea lice at salmon farms,” she said. Morton says that’s because the salmon aquaculture industry refuses to release that kind of information. “It’s online,” Krause insists. As for Morton’s oft-cited research, particularly on sea lice in pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago, Krause said it is inconclusive. Morton’s research has shown that when salmon farms in the migration path of pink salmon are fallowed, the incidence of sea lice on those salmon drop. “She has a correlation, but a correlation is not indicative of a causality,” Krause said. “I would agree, if the research shows what they say it does, close the farms. They should be banned,” Krause said. “The problem is the research doesn’t show what they say it does because they never ever measured sea lice at salmon farms. “It is impossible for them to have done the research they claim to have done,” Krause concludes.

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which has published Morton’s research — not to mention a number of universities. “So you’re actually calling Dalhousie University, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser, U of Vic, U of Washington — you’re calling all of these scientists liars? “She’s saying, if you get paid money you’re going to say what you’re told to say. Uh-huh, Ms. Krause, so how’s this working for you?” Morton said, referring to the fact Krause worked for the parent company of Marine Harvest seven years ago. Morton’s detractors say that her theories were exploded when the collapse of pink salmon runs in the Broughton Archipelago didn’t happen. In fact, last year, pink salmon returned in large numbers. Morton believes their rebound bolsters her theories because the fish farm industry actually heeded her warnings. “The fish farmers began to treat (penned fish) before the pink salmon came out, to reduce the sea lice, to protect the pink salmon and shazam! the pink salmon thrived.” As for sockeye, they appear not to be as vulnerable to sea lice as pink salmon. But they are vulnerable to other diseases, which Morton believes can be transmitted from penned salmon to wild. There are also patterns of productivity that suggest wild salmon that don’t migrate past salmon farms have been thriving while those that do have declined. Morton cites Harrison Lake sockeye, for example, which tend to migrate out via the Juan de Fuca Strait rather than up the inside of Vancouver Island. “The ones that are going out to Juan de Fuca have actually been increasing over the last 18 years. The ones that have been going through 74 salmon farm sites are decreasing.” Ultimately, Morton said she could be wrong. She has great hopes for the Cohen Commission, because she hopes commissioner Bruce Cohen can force the B.C. government to provide data on fish farms that it has so far refused to release. “If we’re going to answer this question of what’s going to happen to these fish, we need to know what went on in every single salmon farm — how many fish were there, what disease did they have, how many sea lice. “Until we turn every single stone, and that includes every single salmon farm site, we just won’t know what is going on.”

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A small piece of Richmond’s recent history finally bit the dust this week. The dilapidated Fantasy Gardens on Steveston Highway at No. 5 Road, the brainchild of former premier Bill Vander Zalm, was torn down Tuesday. In its place will be a European-style 550-unit mixed residential/commercial village. Although changes to the site have been expected for sometime, the Richmond News received numerous calls from readers surprised to see what was left of the formerly unique Fantasy Gardens and its signature windmill. Despite many people harbouring fond memories, Fantasy Gardens had become something of an eyesore since Vander Zalm sold it many years ago. But as well as the clear up and a new “village” called The Gardens by owners Townline Homes — the development will mean welcomed road improvements to a troubled intersection. Meanwhile, although Fantasy Gardens’ windmill and frontage has been demolished, the castle — called Coevordon Castle, a replica of the castle of the same name in Holland and the native town of George Vancouver’s family — remains intact. The City of Richmond and Townline are in discussions as to the future of the castle and city council has asked staff to look for ways to preserve the building.

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Since the Garden Club ‘adopted’ Paulik Garden, we have looked to what else we could do with the gardens to benefit the community. We have been part of Richmond’s ‘Open Doors’ and the City Garden Tour, and have a times had music in the garden. But we wondered how we could reach our younger population. Our own Gary Lake had the idea of teaching classes of students from General Currie Elementary something about trees and planting, and did so this past April and May. The Grade 2 and 3 students who came to visit were learning about temperate rainforests. Gary took them on a tour of Paulik in hopes of giving them an idea of what a temperate forest might look and feel like. He had them shake hands with a Douglas Fir, as they have soft needles that are pleasant to touch. He also had them examine the cones, which have tail like structures between each scale, which are often referred to as mouse tails. At the end of their trip he felt they could distinquish the difference between a Douglas fir and a pine — an accomplishment for our city kids! The Grade 4/5 class did a session on planting scarlet runner beans, examined the soil and did an indepth look at bugs. If all went well, by now some of those students should be eating those

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The Richmond News September 10, 2010 A27

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There is a new special someone in my life. He’s really messy and never cleans up after himself. He only grunts in reply to my many questions and he is obsessed with my BABY breasts. He spends his days lounging around the house and doesn’t do much. But I forgive him. He’s only been around for two months after all. In fact, I love him to bits; all 15 pounds of him. No, I have not left my wonderful husband; rather we have just had our third son. He was born at home on Canada Day at 6:23 a.m. and no, we didn’t make it to the Salmon Festival this year. We spent the day at home celebrating a natural delivery and nine pounds, 13 oz of fresh joy. It was hard to decide whether or not to have a third baby. We always knew we wanted a bigger family, but kids are expensive these days. And having a child is a career set back. And then there is less time for the other children, the need for a bigger car, a more crowded house, less energy for the marriage … the list of

reasons not to have a baby went on and on. But in the end, we decided to follow our hearts instead of the dictates of logic. Despite all the costs, and time they take, babies also STEPS teach us many things. As my older boys head back to school, I, too, am back in learning mode. This new miniature person is hard at work, polishing off some of my rough spots. For starters, babies are like anchors. My new son slows me down, forcing me to pay attention. I am typing one-handed right now while he nurses. But in forcing me to crawl through the activities of my day, he grounds me in what really matters. My four-year-old needs a hug, my husband needs a welcome home smile after a long drive, my seven-year-old needs help with a stuck Lego piece… relationships are what matter and the laundry, the dishes and the dirty kitchen floor are all forced to wait. Babies teach us about how fleeting life really is. When a child is first born we say “he is only two hours old!” see Baby page 28

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Business Chamber builds bridge to China

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Richmond Chamber of Commerce and 14 of its members will be embarking on a business related trip to China to visit Xiamen and Shanghai on Sept. 17. The main purpose of this trip will be to further enhance business relationships with Richmond’s friendship city Xiamen. Following the successful visits of delegates, mayor and vice mayor of Xiamen to the Chamber in 2008 and 2009, Richmond Chamber of Commerce has accepted the invitation to visit Xiamen. Members taking part in the delegation represent sectors such as agriculture, business services, green lighting, residential services, education, food processing, international freight services, IT solutions and banking services. The itinerary of the trip includes a day with Xiamen Chamber of Commerce, tours of Xiamen hi-tech region and business meetings with Xiamen companies and the mayor of Xiamen. The group will then move on to Shanghai were they will continue networking and attend Richmond Day, hosted in the Canadian Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. Following the recent Approved Destination Status (ADS) given to Canada in June this year, focus on Chinese business trade is at an all time high. Richmond Chamber of Commerce Chair, Tony Kwan comments “This trip marks the first significant business delegation consisting of Chamber members to visit Xiamen. The Chamber hopes to continue to open business opportunities for Richmond businesses in Xiamen.”

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British Columbia Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) has launched a series of web commercials to promote the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, which will take place from September 21-26 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Produced by Square Wave Productions and filmed with help from volunteers working in Vancouver’s film industry, the three commercials feature four Canadian wheelchair rugby stars including Richmond’s Ian Chan and Travis Murao. The commercials, which are titled “Push,” “Strap Up” and “Build Up,” showcase the physical contact that characterizes this dynamic sport, and provide a taste of what to expect from the 2010 Wheelchair Rugby Championships. “Interest in Paralympic sport in Canada has never been higher, and it is

Canada’s longest running three-on-three basketball tournament will be celebrating its 30th and final year on Saturday at the Steveston Lacrosse Box. The Coulthard Hoop Classic will feature some of Richmond’s greatest players from the past three decades. Registration, anthem and tipoff goes at 9:30 a.m. rain or shine. Games proceed all day with the final slated for around 4:30.


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UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S SOCCER

Former Strikers standouts help UBC defeat cross-town rival

A pair of former McRoberts Strikers standouts helped the UBC Thunderbirds capture the 2010 edition of the Challenge Cup with a 1-0 win over Simon Fraser University in women’s soccer action on Tuesday. With a starting 11 that features Natalie Hirayama and Rachel Ramsden, the third ranked Thunderbirds utilized a goal only one minute and two seconds into the match to defeat their crosstown rival. UBC now leads the all-time Challenge Cup series 103-1. Rachael Sawer took a cross from Janine Frazao at the lower right side of the box, turning and beating Simon Fraser keeper Amelia Ng to the high short side. The Thunderbirds applied pressure early in the second half; however Ng broke up a cross off the opening whistle, and subsequently stoned Hirayama inside the sixyard box to keep the Clan within a goal.

The teams traded scoring opportunities midway through the half; the Thunderbirds created back-to-back corner kicks, while at the other end Jessica Hadden was robbed point blank by UBC keeper Meghan Best. In the 66th minute, Hirayama was handed her second yellow card of the match and sent off, handing SFU a player advantage. Accordingly, the Thunderbirds tightened up their defence, and Simon Fraser was unable to produce the equalizer. Best earned the victory in goal for the T-Birds, making three saves for the shutout, while Ng made four saves in the loss. Hirayama is in her third year at UBC while Ramsden joined the Point Grey program after being a key member for the Langara Falcons where she earned provincial all-star honours last season. Both are starting midfielders for the T-Birds and helped the Strikers win the provincial “AAA” title in 2007.

Chan 2nd at Nike Junior Championship Richmond’ golfer Curtis Chan capped a busy summer with a second place finish in the 14 and under division at the Nike Junior Championship in Ontario. The Steveston-London secondary student, who turned in a fine showing at last

month’s Canadian Junior Champioinship at the Richmond Country Club, finished two shots back of another B.C. golfer — Surrey’s Donald Qui. Chan fired rounds of 75-71-73 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.

Supporting the renewal of the agricultural sector and enabling co-operatives to better seize market opportunities

The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (CALA) program is a financial loan guarantee program that gives farmers easier access to credit. Farmers, including beginning farmers, can use these loans to establish, improve, and develop farms. Agricultural co-operatives may also access loans to process, distribute, or market the products of farming. CALA features: Up to $500,000 in loans for land and buildings Up to $350,000 for all other loan purposes Eligible applicants include: R Established farmers R Beginning/start-up farmers (i.e. less than 6 years of farming) R Farmers taking over the family farm R Agricultural co-operatives with a majority (50% + 1) farmer membership For more information: Contact your financial institution Call 1-888-346-2511 Visit www.agr.gc.ca/cala

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Osaka Japanese Auto Parts

A used auto parts retail outlet in Richmond has position for Auto Parts Clerk, 2-3 years experience and knowledge of auto parts required. $15. per hour. Send resume by email to: osakajapaneseparts@gmail.com or fax 604-323-1548

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Experienced Insulation Installers, Foam Sprayers and Fire Stoppers required. Vehicle required. Top rates paid. Fax brief resume to 604-572-5278 or call 604-572-5288. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN. Ford Diesel experience an asset. Excellent remuneration. Full benefits. Moving assistance considered. Mail resume attention Chris to Wolverine Ford, 10103 - 97 Street, High Level, Alberta, T0H 1Z0 or email chris@wolverineford.com REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY, floor covering installer. Min.5 yrs exp.must be able to work alone. 8 hrs day 40 hrs/wk. $5,000/mth Fax 604.279.0983 to npt flooring

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Cancer June 21-July 22: This week starts with a romantic mood (Sunday) – and it’s a clue for the future, as a major romantic theme plays for you now through next January. If you’re single, this could have wedding bells attached. Two types of delays end early this week: the setbacks and mistakes in travel, communications and bitty details over the last several weeks,and the deeper,more subtle but powerful delays in relationships, marriage, partnership, opportunity and negotiations (since April). These resume forward motion. A lucky legal, travel, educational, love or cultural event (or “start”) is imminent! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Something will either be solved, end, or begin this week. (Gee, that was an easy prediction!) This occurs in your spheres of sexual intimacy, mutual financial resources, investments/debt, deep health, or “detective work.” (These are actually the same sphere – it’s the place of deep drives, your “engine room.”) An ally or enemy is involved. And the actual “event” is sudden, lucky, perhaps unexpected. (Lucky, but not necessarily monetarily: the exhilaration here is from freedom.) Many delays end now, especially in earnings, possessions, home, real estate and employment. Don’t look back! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness hit a yearly high. Delays end. (You might still feel indecisive, but the cure for this is to act – action creates its own decisiveness.) A new start, or the sudden solution to an old problem, or the sudden return of an old situation, occurs – it involves marriage or a partnership, an opportunity, relocation, fame, dealings with the public, negotiations, litigation, competition, or similar relationship dealings. A fivemonth delay in romantic, creative, speculative or child-oriented ventures also ends now. Thursday/ Friday contain nice clues about this.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: It’s your last week (well, 10 days) of work, drudgery and health concerns. Recent delays and mistakes ebb, giving you the freedom to charge ahead. Quickly tackle past due and new jobs. Next week will begin a month of opportunity, negotiation or wrestling with a challenge – you’ll want to be free of the chains of chores. Your sexual, financial and “deep health” zones grow more and more important – and generally lucky – now into December. This can lead to a lustful affair, an investment or settlement – all of which open lifestyle doorways. Love is a (the!) “source of health.” Taurus April 20-May 20: Romantic, creative, child-oriented and pleasure delays end. Act fast – you only have 10 days to win someone’s heart, or make your creative mark. (Of course there will be other opportunities down the road. In fact, you’ve just started a four-month run of social luck, flirtations and popularity – and light romance, if you’re single. But “light” contrasts with the present deep influence.) Sunday promotes partnerships (be diplomatic). Sex, secrets and high finance Monday to Wednesday: caution flags fly. Mellow wisdom, love Wednesday-Friday. A big (social) surprise Saturday! Gemini May 21-June 20: This week offers a sudden breakthrough in career, prestige and worldly position, or with a parent, boss or authority figure. A legal, publishing, educational or far-travel project might be involved – so might a partner, a fight or a negotiation (even potential fame). Hope, pray, have faith! Delays at home and in general end now – more subtly, elusive but quietly crushing delays (since April) in sexual, health and financial zones also end. You’ll feel more effective. The 10 days ahead feature your domestic scene, real estate, kids, security: charge ahead here, especially Friday.

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Sept. 12 - Sept. 18

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A breakthrough or new start might occur in employment, machinery or health zones. (Perhaps Saturday late afternoon/supper hour – a good time to chase such things.) You’ve attracted attention, obvious or not, for the last five weeks. Now that romantic wave subsides. But your chances for sensual satisfaction (e.g., a casual affair) actually increase, now to December. Keep your eye on the long-term: 2011 through 2012 will bring partnership excitement on a level you haven’t seen for at least seven years. Delays end in law, education, publishing and travel, real estate, home and family. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A former love or creative, speculative or child-oriented situation could return – perhaps with a bang that launches a new beginning. Delays are over in social, political, organizational, entertainment and planning activities. Also, a quiet general feeling of indecision or slowness, affecting you since last April, dissolves now. Your energy stays nicely high Sunday onward. A wish could come true this week! Your sexual and romantic magnetism are climbing, will surge through December. Chase money Monday/Tuesday. Travel, call people Thursday/Friday. Be domestic, with family Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Be ambitious – delays, barriers and mistakes are over. (Indecision lingers, but that can be solved by action. Do what makes you feel cheerful or optimistic – these are always, all life, your signal of the correct choice.) Spend Sunday resting. Tackle the world when your energy and charisma leap upward Monday through Wednesday morning. (Your home situation might interfere with your career for four months – choose career Wednesday, home later. Your family, property, security “start anew” this week in a lucky, freeing way!) Chase money, not friends, Thursday/Friday. Saturday’s lively!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Delays end in legal, intellectual, far travel, publishing, insurance, cultural and love spheres. Chase one or more of these now, without delay. Delays also end in a more subtle, halfsensed area: within yourself, in your compass, your choices about your future – once again, you can steer your life. (At least until next April, when the spring/ summer brings the same subtle indecision. This pattern will hold for some years. Knowing this can save you wasted effort.) Past weeks mixed lust with career. Now to January, light romance, social flirtations arrive! Grab success Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Delays end in sexual, financial,deephealthandlifestyleareas–makechoices in these during the next 10 days. This decade and next, each spring/summer brings quiet, unannounced delays or hold-ups to your career zone, usually from head office or a government agency. Now these delays lift – until next April. Time to act! A new monetary or earnings picture comes this week. But it’s “back to the future” somehow – a repeat/evolvement of a former situation. A romantic or heightened intellectual interest ebbs – instead, to December, “romance” enters your career zone: take care! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The accent remains on relationships, opportunities, negotiation, contracts, agreements and possible clashes. But now the future comes in – delays, indecision and faces from the past ebb, and valid new meetings, opportunities arrive. A wish might come true in this area Wednesday to Friday! More deeply, you finally will begin to seek, plan and visualize your future (and your social contacts) without dithering about the ethics or wisdom of this or that. The rest of 2010 lifts your love/romance prospects – and career luck! (Perhaps suddenly – overnight.) August/September’s “lust” fades. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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REAL ESTATE 6002

Agents

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6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford huge 1700sf 2br+den 2ba top fl condo, 55+, pool, $259K 859-0967 id5217 Chilliwack Promontory 4500sf 5br 5ba home, 2 bsmt suites, $599,500 824-9700 id5206 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Langley renovated top floor 1161sf 2br 2ba condo, view $293K 778-996-3444 id5179 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $499,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Guildford bargain,huge spotless 1227sf 2br 2ba condo $235,900 589-6265 id5213 Sry Fleetwood cozy 800sf mobile, only $454/mo pad rent $37,300 722-9876 id5214

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Coquitlam

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6008-30

Surrey

Sry, 6960-120 St, Harleen Gardn New 900sf, 1 BR garden patio ste, ALL appls, f/p, sec’d parking, +. $200k incls HST! 604-690-4979

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9145

Scrap Car Removal

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6030

Lots & Acreage

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.

Apt/Condos

1 BR, Gilbert near Rmd. Hosp. $600, avail Sept 15, no smoking, no pets, 604-277-9747

6508

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9160

2003 FORD Explorer Eddie Bauer, auto, 140 K, red, $9500 obo 604-763-2905

Sports & Imports

1999 VOLVO S70, good cond, runs well, non smoker, 275 k, no accid, local $2750. 604-626-8009

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

Find your car at 1987 BMW, 325, classic, 5 spd. beige, vinyl, sun roof, exc cond. 100,000mi, $2500, 604-873-3243

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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

6508

Apt/Condos

DELTA WEST

4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.

CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6540

Houses - Rent

DET HOUSE 3BedRm 2.5BaRm Large FamilyRm, 1849sf, Porch Garden 4CarPk ToolRm. $2200 Avail Now NO smokers/pets. 604-808-5946

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M WHITE ROCK - 15532 Madrona Dr, 3 bdrm, 2 bath HOUSE, gas fireplace, huge yard, new roof, easy access to beach....$1,688/M CLOVERDALE - 6965-192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, fireplace .........................2,688/M

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6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-55

Richmond

CLEAN ROOMS, furn, male pref house quiet area, nr Dyke, patio, hotub, BBQ, all util, tv/net incl, np ns $495 & up 778-322-1023

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, SOUTH ARM, cute reno’d nr amens, $795incl utils/cable/wd WiFi Oct 1, ns, np 604-721-8366 2 BDRM bsmt ste, Nr Ironwood Plaza & Steveston, $800 incl hydro, Avail now. 604-839-3328 2 BR 4th & Granville, grnd lvl, newer home, np, ns, no ldry, refs, priv ent, $775 incl heat/ hydro, suit single, couple neg. 604-244-7862 2 BR, Brand New, close to bus, schools & Shops, np, ns, $1050, avail Sept 15, 604-377-4779 2 BR, new, W. Rmd. 1200sf, yard Railway/Granville, ns, np, $1090 incl utils & wd, 604-277-8298 3 BR ste, Ladner, upper lvl, new deck, fence, stairs. $1000 + 50% util, np, avail now. 604-946-0926 CLEAN, BRIGHT 2 BR bsmt, 1-2 people, 1 yr lse, ns/np, no w/d, $750 incls utils. 604-274-1000 RMD 3 BDRM upper lvl, 2 appl, shared ldry, 60% utils $1250 /mth, ns np 604-244-8881 avail now.

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HOME SERVICES Carpet Cleaning

8080

Electrical

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8055

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Cleaning

8060

Concrete

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All Concrete/Asphalt Removal Disposal incls Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates. Comm/ Res. 604-540-6567 DRIVEWAY / CONCRETE REMOVAL. Free estimates. Disposal King, 604-889-2085 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

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

RENTALS 604-275-2664

8087

8075

Drywall

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

8080

Electrical

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Handyperson

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Fencing/Gates

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

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

8155

Landscaping

COMPLETE YARD Redevelopment. Jackhammer. Hedge Install, Removal and Trim. Returfing and Drainage. Call Tobias 604 7824322 Landscape/Dirt Removal, Yard Grading. Free estimates Disposal King, 604-889-2085

8160

Lawn & Garden

Gutters

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8130

Lawn & Garden

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

8125

8160

www.totallawn.ca

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8090

8130

Excavating

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1999 TOYOTA Rav 4, 200K, silver, 4wd, service up to date, $5800, 604-980-0355

Bach from 785 1 bdrms from $915 2 bdrms from $1071 3 bdrms from $1273 Includes heat, hot water, D/W, Outdoor pool, gym & visual intercom. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds. $

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

RICHMOND

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.

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Apt/Condos

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6508

Apt/Condos

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9160

LARGE UPGRADED 1 Bdrm 4pc Bath f/p d/w secure parking Rec Centre- Pool, walk to Richmond Centre n/s 1 cat allowed refs req. Avail Oct1 $850.00 604-204-0048 mkinbc@hotmail.com

8035

604.630.3300

2H

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BEAUTIFUL 1 & 2 bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, coin laundry, elev, close to all transit & shops. N/S, N/P frm $950. Lease. suits seniors. 604-241-3772

Surrey

7 BR, 1/2 Acre view lot. 10576 125B St., Sry. 2,900 sf, oak hrdw flrs, 10’ ceilings, lrg kitch, 2 BR bsmt ste, views of N. West & Mtns. $675,000. Rob Visnjak 604.531.1111. HomeLife Benchmark Realty White Rock

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6505

6508

Find the Key to your New Home

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RENTALS

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Home Services

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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8220

Plumbing

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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8220

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Roofing

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8255

Rubbish Removal Removal

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A36 September 10, 2010 The Richmond News

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