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Chief architect, James Cheng, left, explains what the Lingyen Mountain Temple on No. 5 Road will look like if city council approves the temple’s expansion plans.
at various times of the day, it’s not the daily traffic and parking that is likely to be a problem. It’s the annual festivals — like Chinese New Years and Buddha’s birthday — that worry area residents, who say No. 5 Road is already congested enough. George and Mella Langevin, who live on Seacote Road, fear a traffic and parking nightmare is about to be created. Standing in the existing temple, George Langevin said he had to admit “this is a beautiful building, there’s no doubt about it.” But he thinks the expansion is out of scale with the rest of No. 5 Road.
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“Once they finish the development on the corner, Fantasy Gardens and this too, the traffic here is going to be tremendous,” he said. “Something that big is just going to be overwhelming.” “I don’t think it fits in with the surrounding area — it overpowering,” his wife added. The temple’s proponents plan to reduce annual festivals down from five a year to three. To address parking concerns, the temple would work with shopping malls and use shuttle buses, and hire traffic controllers to prevent festival-goers from parking in front of people’s homes. They will also encourage festival-goers to use public transit. To address traffic concerns, they are also proposing to add additional
access points off of No. 5 Road (there is currently only one), and add a left-hand turn lane for southbound traffic along No. 5 Road. Another main concern is the temple’s sheer size and height. The expanded temple and monastery will be built immediately south of the existing temple, which will remain. The main temple will be pagoda style, with successively higher tiers, the top of which will be 140 feet. There will be a total of 10 new buildings. A display board at Wednesday’s open house compared the proposed temple to other notable religious buildings, like the Holy Rosary Church in Vancouver, which is 165 feet high, and the Cathedral of Cologne in Germany: 450 feet. see Cheng page 6
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A former bartender has accused the Shark Club in Richmond of sexual discrimination and has won the right to take the club to a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Karolina Bil was hired last year as a bartender at the club — which operates out of the Sandman Hotel just south of Bridgeport Road at Highway 99 — before quitting earlier this year. In her complaint, Bil alleges that, during initial training, she would be “required to serve customers from behind the bar while male bartenders primarily prepared the drinks for the servers.” She claims that she, as opposed to a male colleague, was then directed to ask a male customer if he needed a drink “because the ugly boys shouldn’t do it.” The BC Human Rights Coalition, advocating on behalf of Bil, told the News that Bil completed three to four weeks of paid training before the club even opened. And in response to claims that she should have known the environment she was getting into, Bil said the club wasn’t yet open when she applied. Bil also alleges that, despite having been hired as a bartender, it was made clear to her that it was her see Club page 4 07283111
An expansion of the Lingyen Buddhist temple on No. 5 Road will not result in any loss of agricultural land, and is unlikely to set a precedent that will see a proliferation of soaring minarets and cathedral spires along the Highway to Heaven, says architect James Cheng. Cheng, the lead architect on Aspac’s River Green development next to the Olympic Oval, has been hired to handle the proposed expansion. At an open house at the existing temple Wednesday, he said there are some misconceptions about the project. Main concerns over the $40-million expansion include the height of the proposed new main temple, parking congestion and loss of land in the Agricultural Land Reserve. “There is zero encroachment on ALR lands,” Cheng said. The Lingyen Temple’s property is 31 acres in size. Two-thirds (19 acres) is zoned for agriculture; 12 acres are zoned institutional. The expansion (233,500 square feet) can be accomplished without encroaching on farmland, he said. But the temple is reducing its parking down to 410 vehicles, which is less than originally proposed. “That could possibly be a concern for the neighbours,” says Ken Johnston, a city councillor who lives in the area. “In all fairness, they are good neighbours,” he added. But as a resident, he shares his neighbours’ concerns about the scale of the project, especially it’s proximity to the old Fantasy Gardens site immediately south, which is being redeveloped. Since worshippers come and go
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His plan has successfully negotiated its way through two of the most difficult barriers known to man — the father-in-law and city inspectors. Now Nevin Middleton, owner of Terra Nova-based Blue Marble Energy Alternatives, is ready to launch a unique solar-powered hot water system across the city. Earlier this year, Middleton used his house-building fatherin-law Shinder Sahota’s large new detached home on No. 1 and Williams roads as a test run for the American-designed system. The system was efficient enough to cope with providing hot water for 15 houseguests, in town for a wedding, who all needed to shower in the morning. And last week, the system was approved by the City of Richmond inspectors, one of who was so impressed he wants one in his own home. “This particular house (his father-in-law’s) is huge, and when we installed it in May I think he might have been a bit skeptical, as he’s of an age that’s not as energy conscious as the youth,” Middleton said. “But he is open to new ideas and when the system got up and running, he realized it would make the house more marketable
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Nevin Middleton, left, with a storage tank which is heated by solar power, above.
and I think he’s very happy with it now.” Middleton said that, according to the city, his company is the first in Richmond that has passed a city inspection for a residential system. “It’s extremely efficient and is a big step in the direction of
lowering everyone’s carbon footprint,” added Middleton. Like many other solar-powered energy systems, the one being used by Blue Marble has solar collectors on the roof. What distinguishes this system from the rest, however, is that the collectors are connected to a heat transfer fluid — a non-toxic antifreeze type liquid. “The fluid is in a closed loop pipe that goes down to the storage tank and heats the standing water,” Middleton explained. “It’s a bit like the anti-freeze system in your car, it has a closed loop.” “The heat from the collectors transfers to the loop, which, in turn, heats the water.”
The Lower Mainland does enjoy many sunny days, but what about the many grey ones? “The standing tank is computer controlled and has an electrical back-up system which senses when the water is not getting heated properly from the collectors,” Middleton said. “The collectors on the roof also have a sensor which kicks in when there’s not enough energy getting generated. “And in really hot summer days, any excess energy that is generated is bled off so not to cause overheating.” Middleton said that during testing, the system hit 127 degrees in the summer. “It’s very efficient. The company that manufactures it is called Sun-Peak USA,” he said. “We bring the system in, sell it and install it. We spent a lot of time sourcing what system would be the most efficient for our environment here in Richmond.” Now that the system has passed the city’s inspections, Blue Marble is surging ahead with its marketing plan. “Most of my father-in-law’s friends are homebuilders as well, so we’ll be aiming the product at them to begin with,” Middleton said.
Airport bust leads to opium smuggling charges BY NELSON BENNETT
A 21-year-old man has landed in court after landing in Richmond with five kilograms of opium. Mohammadreza Haratisani, of West Vancouver, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport Sept. 5 for allegedly trying to smuggle the drug — which can be smoked or turned into heroin — into Canada via Iran and Amsterdam. The bust came within days of a
large seizure of opium poppy heads in Delta for the production of doda — an opiate that is popular in South Asian communities. Canada Border Services officers at Vancouver International Airport became suspicious, based on Haratisani’s points of origin — Tehran via Amsterdam — and his declarations to CBSA officers. “There were inconsistencies in the declaration that he was making,” CBSA officer Lorraine Leger said at a press conference at the
Richmond RCMP detachment, where the five kilos of raw opium were on display. She added: “Tehran is known as a trans-shipment point for narcotics.” Haratisani’s luggage was searched and CBSA officers found what they believed to be opium inside boxes of Iranian candy and packages of hookah pipe tobacco. RCMP were called in and Haratisani was arrested. Haratisani appeared in Richmond provincial court Thursday to face
charges of possession and importation of a controlled substance and was granted bail. He is due back in court Oct. 7. Richmond RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said it was unusual to see raw opium seizures in Richmond. Heroin, which is manufactured from opium, is more common. “Opium is quite bulky and chunky and it’s hard to smuggle,” Turley said. “It’s chemically broken down and made into heroin see Cops page 4
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News Club: Denies wrongdoing Opium: Smuggling on rise Continued from page 1 job to “entertain the customers at the bar.” She further claims that the club discriminates with its strict dress code, which includes “high-heeled sleek shoes, miniskirts, shirts showing cleavage” and was told to wear her hair and make-up with “class and sex appeal.” According to Bil, the club’s training manual indicates that it’s preferable for the female employees to wear their hair down. And on one occasion, Bil claims she was asked to let her hair down when she had it tied up. During another shift, Bil says she was “inappropriately propositioned” by a customer and says it was her enforced style of dress that provoked the comment. Bil claims she was ultimately forced to resign, as she believed the “most attractive” staff members were getting the better shifts. The Shark Club, under the aus-
pices of the Northland Properties Corporation, deny discrimination, saying it has policies and procedures in place which permit an employee to address any concerns they have about the workplace. Shark Club’s management claim that at no time did Bil raise any issues of discrimination or harassment and deny that any such issues occurred. The club applied in August to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to have the complaint dismissed on grounds that the allegations don’t contravene the Human Rights Code. This week, however, the tribunal announced that there are grounds for the complaint to go to a hearing and furthermore, if the allegations are proven, could amount to sex discrimination. The B.C. Human Rights Coalition, which is advocating on behalf of Bil, said Bil was “pleased” about the ruling and that she can now give evidence. The hearing is scheduled for April 19 to 21, 2011.
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Canada Border Services guards and the RCMP jointly busted an individual allegedly smuggling opium. Continued from page 3 because it is easier to smuggle that way, so I’m not sure why they tried to bring it to Canada like this.” It appears the importation of opium to B.C. could be on the rise. In the Pacific region, CBSA made 28 seizures of raw opium in 2009 and has already made 45 seizures this year, Leger said. Turley said police don’t know if the recent seizure of opium was intended to be
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the sale of doda in South Asian communities. Doda is made from opium poppy pods and is often brewed as tea. People sometimes use it for the brief buzz it gives them. Just last week, Delta police seized 36,000 opium poppy pods. It was the second such seizure in recent weeks in Delta, and in August RCMP in Chilliwack seized 60,000 opium poppy plants.
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The City of Richmond’s speedy response in coming to the aid of residents in a fatal apartment blaze is reason enough to protest federal emergency preparedness funding cuts. That’s the view of some members of city council after hearing of Public Safety Canada’s plans to slash the cash for the nationwide Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP). Next year, the government agency, as part of a “strategic review,” will cut the funding by 35 per cent to just $266,500 to be spread across B.C. According to city staff, such a dramatic decrease will compromise Richmond’s ability to prepare for major incidents in terms of training, education, exercises and constructing emergency plans. Coun. Ken Johnston, while commending city staff for the way they handled the incident that took a man’s life and displaced dozens of residents
on Westminster Highway last month, expressed concern about the cuts. “I had the unfortunate circumstance to see that fire that took a man’s life, but I thought that the city crew, (fire department) and (ambulance) did an amazing job jumping in and organizing everything,” Johnston said. “This is the kind of thing that the emergency training is designed to deal
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Continued from page 1 The architects plan to pull the frontage back from the sidewalk on No. 5 Road by four feet and plant a double row of trees. The main temple would also be moved back from No. 5 Road closer to Highway 99. “You’re not even going to see the temple — you’re going to see rows of trees,” Cheng said.
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Don’t shoot the gun registry The Editor, In the 1990’s, when I was mayor of Richmond, I worked hard to encourage the federal government to bring in the long gun fire arms registry. I remember myself and Philip Owen, who was the mayor of Vancouver at the time, holding a press conference and addressing open line radio programmes in support of the project. We thought it was important that our police forces knew when attending a call at a residence what firearms were kept at the home. This is especially true when domestic violence is involved as evidence indicates that there is a greater frequency of long guns being used in such circumstances. The Conservative government of Stephen Harper will be supporting legislation in the Parliament of Canada next week to bring about the end of the registry. It does not make any sense. A lot of money was spent initially to set up the registry and it has been operating for years. Adults can still own long guns if they register them with the police and use them for hunting and target practise. The registry is a tool to help protect our citizens and police. Where does our Conservative Member of Parliament Alice Wong stand on the legislation? The vote is next week. Alice, please explain to Richmond residents how you intend to vote on the bill to scrap the registry. Greg Halsey-Brandt Councillor City of Richmond
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2010 Olympic Winter Games, many of these agencies participated in a comprehensive series of exercises, called Exercises Bronze, Silver and Gold. In Richmond, Exercise Gold included a simulated hazardous materials incident which really tested the skills of our first responders and spotlighted our city’s strengths and weaknesses. Richmond recently received a prestigious national award for the outstanding job done by our staff in planning the local component of Exercise Gold. While there were no major emergencies in Richmond during the Games, the lessons learned from the exercise and preparation done in advance were invaluable. Lives may be saved thanks to the improved coordination among all the agencies that has come about as a result of these exercises. We are also fortunate in Richmond to have outstanding Emergency Programs staff and volunteers. In early August they were called out in the middle of the night to assist the victims of the tragic apartment fire on Westminster Highway that left one man dead and many people homeless. Many of the same volunteers had already been
called out twice that week to help deal with the aftermath of some major fires in Delta. Our Emergency Program is just one example of how council has made public safety a top priority. More than one-third of our annual city budget goes to police and fire services. Council has also invested in improving the facilities that support our first responders. Work is now underway to create the new home for the Richmond RCMP. The City purchased the building used by the Vancouver Integrated Security Unit during the Olympics to replace our current, aging public safety building on Minoru. The RCMP are scheduled to move into their new home on No. 5 Road in 2012 ensuring they have the space and facility they need for the foreseeable future. We are also currently re-building our No. 2 Fire Hall in Steveston. This is the latest step in an ongoing multi-million dollar program to modernize all of our fire halls and making them capable of withstanding a major earthquake. As chair of the Community Safety Committee, I am confident that Richmond is prepared to deal with any emergency. We can all be proud that Richmond continues to be one of the safest communities in the world. Derek Dang is a Richmond city councillor and chair of the community safety committee.
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Letters The Editor, Re: “Transit stations getting trashy,” News, Sept. 10. With the vision to make our City of Richmond one of the most appealing, well managed and livable cities in Canada, every one of us should be concerned about the upkeep of our new Canada Line station areas. Many people just do not have the awareness and self-discipline not to trash the place with chewing gum disposals, cigarette smoking right in the station entrances, or dumping garbage. The need of a station monitor or patrol person is definite, however, I do recommend using volunteers to cover various short shifts in addition to the pay personnel. We need everyone’s involvement to
make this a good place to live. Like the 2010 Olympics, there’s a lot of people willing to contribute and I am sure this will be the best option in long run. Isn’t it be nice to have ambassador-like enthusiasm all the time in and around the station? For best results, a penalty system should be in place and we should not allow smoking within a reasonable area around the station so kids and health-concerned people do not have to walk in and out of the puffs. Trust me, there is not a problem mobilizing volunteers to cover the area within a short time. Do short shifts for each volunteer, like 2-3 hours each time and once or twice within a month. Why not? Isabella Leung Richmond
Eight city workers, one working The Editor, Today on my trek around the now famous South Arm Park, I came across some people installing a park bench. Now hear this folks — there were eight, yes eight, persons and five pieces of equipment, three pick-up trucks one dump truck, plus a small tractor to do the job. To their credit, I saw one person work-
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Beware of builders bearing gifts about getting the money from future developers. To fill in, the city contemplated paying out an extra $3.75 million of our taxes to the farm sector over a ten-year period, simulating the interest that the hoped-for $10 million might have generated. Meanwhile the “agricultural endowment fund” idea evolved to favour “bona fide farmers.” The smaller growers, vital for local food security, didn’t seem to count. Thankfully, Richmond’s Agricultural Advisory Committee never endorsed the “fund.” In February 2009, the “fund” happily died with the ALR application. In April 2010, the “fund” came back to haunt us
when the band sued the city. The band’s statement of claim says the Garden City lands application “confirmed that Musqueam and the CLC had agreed to contribute $10 million towards an agricultural endowment fund to provide substantial benefits to agriculture.” The city has finally hired top lawyers, and this “fund” mess illustrates the need for them. While hampering our legal struggle, the ghostly “fund” does teach a timely lesson: when rezoning applications get linked to donations, the payoff can be nothing but trouble. Jim Wright Richmond
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Continued from page 12 We will publish the VAFFC’s answers to your questions in next Friday’s edition of the Richmond News. VAFFC wants to transform the way fuel is delivered to the airport, claiming that the current main supply route — via a pipe from a Burnaby refinery — will not cope with projected future demand. At a working group meeting last December — attended by the city, YVR, Port Metro and BCEAO — VAFFC presented details on five fuel delivery alternatives to the south arm option, along with equally detailed “challenges” connected to each option: ❚ Railcar from Alberta/U.S. — Longterm demand would require 60-100 railcars per day and sources restricted to mainland refineries; ❚ Single point mooring off Sea Island and piped to YVR — Severe weather exposure, shipping traffic impacts and pipe to YVR would cross environmentally sensitive Sturgeon Banks; ❚ Fixed offshore terminal — Conflicts with YVR’s master plan for third runway,
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Kids: Don’t let them get too worked up Continued from page 14 they’re usually happy and relaxed again, but the first few days of not knowing their fate are a little stressful for them and their parents. The majority of kids probably don’t care too much if they don’t know their teacher right away, but for some kids it’s confusing and painfully anxiety provoking. The school will probably always have to keep the students in a bit of a holding pattern for the first couple of days as they balance the numbers in each classroom,
so children who are uncomfortable with not knowing what to expect may need extra support at the beginning of each school year. You can prepare your children in the summer by reminding them that classroom and teacher assignments are not announced right away. Explain to them, especially if they are in grades one to four, how their school conducts the first week. Some schools have the kids hang out in their old classroom for a couple of days.
Some schools put all the same grade students together and do activities in a pod. Some schools do a school-wide activity in the gym with the entire student body. Next year, if your child has a lot of anxiety and is not calmed simply through preparation, it may be necessary to talk to the school and see if your child can be excused until the classroom assignments are given out.
It’s better if strategies can be put in place to alleviate their anxiety, but some kids just prefer to tear off the Band-Aid or jump right into the cold water. For some kids it’s just better that way because there is less time to get worked up and worried. Danielle Aldcorn is a registered clinical counsellor at the Satori Integrative Health Centre, 12004 No 1 Road.
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Behroon Ashrafi shows off his polished stone pendants that he created while a member of the Richmond Gem and Mineral Club. His collection was one of many at the club’s 50th annual show in the Richmond Cultural Centre. See more pictures at www.richmond-news. com
Make thief’s life difficult I think I’ve been lucky. I’ve thief is to always lock a bike never had to return to where I’d through the frame and both locked up my bike, only to find wheels with a high quality it missing. lock, to a secure post, rail, I know others who have gate, anything that can’t be experienced this, and the theft removed, jiggled free, or able affected them deeply. to have a bike lifted over. Very THE SPOKESMAN With school and university few bikes on the street are starting up again, there will locked this way. be many who commute via bicycle, so it’s a Most people simply lock the frame with good time perhaps to think about bike theft, an ineffective lock, to whatever is convenient, and how to thwart it. leaving the wheels vulnerable. The first thing a cyclist should consider Consider how much it would cost to is that there’s not much that even the best replace a wheel or two, and then ask your protection can do to deter a determined and self if it’s worth spending the equivalent on a resourceful thief. Where there’s a will, there’s good lock. I think if you have a vested intera way. est in your bike, the cost of an adequate lock With that in mind, try to keep things in is well worth the price. perspective, and take a few simple steps to If your bike is stolen, you should contact lower your chances of theft. police immediately as they recover property To gain some perspective I did some in about half of all reported bicycle thefts. research and found that people in Richmond Unfortunately, unless one can identify own about as many bicycles as motor their bike through the serial number or other vehicles. Though, with 158 bicycles and 513 verifiable method of identification, very few motor vehicles stolen last year, the bigger people are actually able to have their property problem may lie with four wheels rather than returned to them. two. So make sure to record your ownership I also found that about half of all bicycle in a verifiable manner, otherwise, you might thefts occurred from the owner’s home, and find yourself heading to the annual police that many of these bikes were not secured. bike auction, where you can pick up a very I then went out and looked at parked bicy- good deal. They always have hundreds of cles on the street. From my own numbers, bikes for sale. fewer than 10 per cent were locked securely I may have been lucky with my bike so with a quality lock, 15 per cent were locked far, however, I am under no illusions. My improperly, and a further eight per cent were bike could disappear at any time, so I’ve both unlocked and unattended! hedged my bets by taking every precaution Overall, very few locks were of good possible. If your bike is important to you, I quality. think you should take every precaution for The best chance a cyclist has to foil a yourself, as well.
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The River Rock Casino Resort presents Abbamania and Night Fever, the ultimate Abba and Bee Gees Tribute Show on Friday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets available by calling Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. The casino is located at 8811 River Rd.
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In celebration of 100 years of Canadian Naval Service, the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific performs a concert, Sailors and Songs: a Musical Tribute on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Gateway
Touchstone Family Association is hosting a free workshop on Monday, Sept. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ralph Fisher Auditorium at Richmond Hospital. The speaker is David Code, well-known author of To Raise Happy Kids — Put Your Children First. To register, call 604-279-5599, space is limited.
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Realtor Jill Sinclair received a lift from the Men In Kilts at the end of the 13th annual Chicks with Sticks Charity Golf Tournament, which raised more than $34,000 for Kids Help Phone. Personal trainers, realtors, firemen and more gathered at Country Meadows Golf Course to show their support for this great cause. A dinner and silent auction capped off the successful day. CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS
Crowds flocked, above, to Richmond’s new Apple Store opening at Richmond Centre last Saturday to get their hands on the new iPhone 4. Some even camped out overnight. Left, Apple Store staff prepare for the stampede.
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Richmond’s Evgenia Rabinovich, 17, had a rare opportunity to tickle the ivories of what is being touted as the world’s most expensive piano. The sleek $450,000 ultramodern Fazioli M. Liminal — one of only eight in the world — is on display in Aberdeen Centre’s Showcase Pianos. On Saturday, Sept. 18 the young piano luminary will perform once again on this prestigious piano during a free public concert, along with another protégée, 13-year-old Tristan Teo. PHOTOS SUBMITTED
Some of the most famous cars from the world of TV and movies will appear at a show-n-shine in Richmond on Saturday. James Bond’s Aston Martin, above, Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang, Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans-Am, right, and the Dukes of Hazard’s General Lee will be among the iconic cars at the Shown-Shine Keystone Richmond at 13180, Mitchell Road, Mitchell Island from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will raise funds for Vancouver Children’s Hospital. There will be a free pony ride and a huge bouncy castle for the kids. Organizers Keystone Automotive Industries will also be drawing two weekends in Las Vegas (one trip for best in show and one trip drawn randomly for all visitors.) Got some good news to share about you, your organization or business? Send your pictures via e-mail to email@example.com with a brief description of the event, who is in the photo, and we’ll do our best to publish it. Be sure to mark your e-mail ThePulse in the subject line.
Under the leadership of green-savvy CEO Marla Kott, left, Richmond’s Imprint Plus has earned Canada’s first-ever silver rated EcoFriendly Certification from American-based EarthRight Business Institute. Imprint Plus’s commitment to buying recyclable materials and working with eco-conscious vendors helped towards its accolade.
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Let’s get this out of the way: the second-generation Lexus GX 460 shares its platform with the Toyota 4Runner—and that’s where the similarities end. Like its predecessor, Lexus’s midsize SUV is far more than an upscale clone of its Toyota cousin, offering similar offroad performance and significantly more in the way of luxury appointment. It’s smoother, better equipped, and more stylish. In short, it’s everything we like about the 4Runner, plus all of the things we want in a full-fledged luxury vehicle. And that makes the GX 460 a rarity in a segment mostly made up of car-based SUVs prizing ride comfort over approach angles.
The Lincoln Navigator will do the job for roughly the same price, but is closer in size to the larger LX 570. A Land Rover would also be at home on the trails, but can’t touch the Lexus in terms of quality and features. So if you’re serious about taking a luxury SUV into the backwoods, it’s hard to beat the GX 460. Redesigned for 2010, the GX has already had its share of ups and downs. In April, Consumer Reports announced an alarming “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” designation following test drives of two independently purchased GX 460s. At fault was the Vehicle Stability Control system, and Lexus was quick to solve the issue with a software update. In May, Consumer Reports re-tested the improved GX 460 and came
away with no safety concerns. With more vehicles as good as the GX 460—and renewed focus on potential quality concerns—it won’t take long for Lexus and Toyota to regain their perches at the top of the auto industry. I drove the GX all over Vancouver as well as in Los Angeles and San Diego, where I fell in love with the “rugged beauty” of the GX.
The GX 460 may be completely new, but the styling is definitely an evolution from what came before. It’s simple and dynamic, bearing some similarities to the LX 570, and evoking the “L-Finesse” design
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A full day of fun, contests, entertainment and other ‘corny’ activities!
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Continued from page 22 would be advised to choose black or dark grey over the cream-coloured—and easily dirtied—seats. Materials and build quality are easily best in class, giving the SUV a high-quality feel from the moment you open the door.
Overall performance is a definite improvement over the first-generation model, but you can’t escape the truck-like handling, the high centre of gravity, and the slight bounce you get on roads. That said, the GX feels tight and in control at all times, proving very confident when cornering. Ride quality is excellent, thanks in large part to Lexus’s excellent Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, which offers three settings: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. The GX won’t ever compete with a car-based SUV for comfort, but that’s not why you’re buying it. For serious off-roaders, the best choice is the Ultra
Premium model, which benefits from a host of useful features such as Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, off-road guidance, and a fuel-tank protector. Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control are standard on every GX 460.
Despite having a larger body, the GX hasn’t gained any interior space. What it does have are power-folding third-row seats, which replace the removable bench seats from the previous model. They still aren’t suitable for adults, but significantly improve the GX’s overall convenience. Seats are comfortable and the mid-size GX offers decent room in the front and second rows. In particular, second-row passengers get lots of leg room. There isn’t much cargo space when the 50/50-split third-row seats are up, but folding them creates a large and rectangular space that will easily fit a lot of luggage under the tonneau
cover. The second row splits 40/20/40, folding to create an almost-flat floor. It’s nice to see Lexus sticking with a touchscreen on GPS-equipped GX’s, rather than the joystick controls that are becoming commonplace in many luxury cars. Fuel efficiency is rated at 14.1L/100km in the city and 9.8L/100km on the highway.
In Canada, the GX 460 comes in at $60,700 for the base trim, $68,650 for the Premium, and $77,700 for the Ultra Premium.
Thoughtful design; offroad capabilities; plentiful storage; extensive features. Luxury touches everywhere.
A bit soft and cushy, particularly around tight turns.
The bottom line
The best bet for a luxury off-roader.
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Sports MAJOR MIDGET HOCKEY
Canadians leaning on top young guns BY MARK BOOTH
The Greater Vancouver Canadians will be relying on speed and skill to make up for for what they may lack in size and experience when they open B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season this weekend. The Canadians will be icing one of their youngest line-ups in franchise history with returning forward Jeremy Gossard being the lone 17-year-old on the roster. That hardly means its a rebuilding year in a league that is designed to showcase the top junior prospects in the province and this year is no exception. “This is a young and small team that’s going to be relying on speed and skill for success,” said secondyear head coach Leland Mack. “ The Canadians feature two players who were first round selections in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, including the Vancouver Giants’ top pick — forward Anthony Ast. The last Giant first round pick to play for the Canadians happens to be Evander Kane of the Atlanta Thrashers. Ast played all his minor hockey in Richmond before spending last season with the Burnaby Winter Club at the Bantam AAA level. The other 15-year-old to watch up front is North Delta native Nicolas Petan — selected 16th overall by the Portland Winterhawks. “They are completely different players,” said Mack. “Anthony is a very solid two-way kid who is more of a playmaker that can fit very well within a structure. Nic
is more of a free-wheeling type that can do some crazy things with the puck.” The young back end talent includes Macoy Erkamps, taken 27th overall by the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He offers similar qualities to the last South Delta Minor Hockey product to go high in the draft to the Hurricanes — current Chicago Blackhawks star Brent Seabrook. “Macoy has the ability to jump into the rush, make hits, shoot the puck and make passes to start a play,” added Mack. “He will be used on all situations and we just need to make sure he plays within himself.” Besides Gossard, other returning players include: Nolan Kinney, Kyle Hoekstra and Brodyn Nielsen. Richmond Minor grad Brodie Burdeny will share the goaltending duties with Tristan Jarry.
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Richmond FC Hibernians picked up their first win of the season in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League’s premier division with a 2-0 victory over Croatia SC last Saturday at the Minoru Oval. The result lifted Richmond’s record to 1-1-1.
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Sports Richmond Oval hosting Paralympic demos as part Sports Day in Canada The Canadian Paralympic Committee and its members invite the public to experience first-hand various Paralympic sports at the inaugural Sports Day in Canada on Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval. With only three per cent of people with disabilities physically active, the event will bring attention to the importance of sport in the lives of all Canadians, especially those with a physical disability. In partnership with many sports organizations, Canadians of all ages and abilities will have the unique opportunity to get active and join Paralympians in a wide variety of Paralympic sports while celebrating this national landmark event - Sports Day in Canada - and raising the awareness of the benefits of participating in sport. The Oval event will allow the public to experience goalball, para-athletics, wheelchair basketball and many other sports alongside Canada’s Paralympians. The list of athletes includes five-time gold medalist in alpine skiing Lauren Woolstencroft. She will be joined by Andera Holmes (athletics), Richard Peters (wheelchair basketball), Marnie Abbot-Peters (wheelchair basketball), Robert Hedges (wheelchair basketball), Chris Daw (wheelchair curling), Darryl Neighbour (wheelchair curling), Alison Kabush (boccia), Sarah Hunter (wheelchair tennis) and Lou Gibson (nordic skiing). The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public. Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across Canada. Sports Day in Canada caps off a week of thousands of local sporting events and activities, open houses and try-it days showcasing sport at all levels, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports.
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A herd of Richmond Raiders gives chase to a South Delta Ram player during last Sunday’s Vancouver Mainland Football League pee wee division game played in a steady downpour at the Minoru Oval. The visitors prevailed 14-0.
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Cancer June 21-July 22: The fluff exits, the serious arrives. Sunday/Monday you meet mysteries and financial considerations– and possible intimacy, sex, commitment to a lifestyle with someone compatible. Monday eve to Wednesday brings dilemmas about love, ethics and the law. Tuesday features confrontation, intriguing meetings, attraction or dispute; Wednesday brings bonding, rebirth. Yes, it could be love –or arch-enmity! You enter a month of children, home, security, food and soul Wednesday night. Thursday to Saturday can brew competing interests, cause deep undercurrents in these same zones (kids, home, etc.). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Domestic friction grows to late October. Remember the benefits of a light touch! Also to late October, a legal, international, higher education, religious, publishing or similar involvement can end. (It might have already begun to cease last week.) This is neither good nor bad, just a natural end, so you can begin anew somewhere/somehow else. The month ahead is NOT a good time to begin a legal (or love) affair, to wed, nor to move into a new home. Careful with sex, money Tuesday, with paperwork, travel, and communications Thursday onward. Sexy attraction (and investment luck) Wednesday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Monetary and sensual urges grow through late October – you’ll feel restless about these, want to travel, talk, exchange paperwork or emails. This is more curiosity than consequence – you don’t have to commit yourself irrevocably to person or a project, purchase or investment. (Though you might. If you haven’t by December, you won’t.) Life is changing rapidly, but these are late-stage changes, so are weak or without a big future. The ones to build on will appear (or re-appear) in 2011. It’s wise to wait! Separations and meetings, Tuesday. Knitting together, “birth,” Wednesday.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Work, drudgery and intensified health concerns end mid-week. (You’ll still feel a bit down, overburdened, Monday to Wednesday.) You face a month of fresh opportunities, new horizons and exciting meetings – and challenges, opposition, possible refusals. To succeed, be diplomatic, flexible, seek to join, accent other’s desires, seek permission. (You hate to do that last thing; but others hold the power now.) The extremes occur Monday to Wednesday, when great opportunities and great obstacles arise. Join/bond; if you fight, then refusal comes Thursday, and a challenge, a test, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: September’s pleasure, romance, risk and creativity yield mid-week to a month of practical interests: jobs, health, machinery, schedules, etc. Think ahead Sunday, to career prospects, potential meetings with higher-ups. Fill out an application or “design” a future meeting. Pleasure still calls Monday afternoon to Wednesday eve – it’s social, flirty, entertaining. Your hopes and happiness are high! (And you’ll meet some unusual people.) Buckle down to chores, duties Thursday onward.You’ll see how giant the task is! Be quiet, contemplative. You’ll have enough energy, as Saturday night proves. Gemini May 21-June 20: September featured seclusion, domesticity, tiredness and re-examination of your basic direction in life. But midweek starts a month of romance (a co-worker?) pleasure, creative urges, risk and reward – you’ll ride a winning streak! You began to doubt your plans, hopes in recent weeks: soon you’ll see that some hopes were justified! Tackle career demands Monday to Wednesday: obstacles and opportunities mingle, might result in a career rebirth. Employment’s lucky to January. Thursday casts love in a sober light, yet raises your hopes: Friday, too. Deep sexual, financial changes brew.
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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of weariness, burdens, seclusion (and delays) ends Wednesday night. The weeks ahead bring increased energy, charisma and effectiveness. You’ll have a winner’s timing! (First timing hint: start new and/or important projects Sept. 26 p.m. onward, not immediately.) This week tests your mettle. Tuesday brings work/ health dilemmas; Wednesday brings the “birth of the new” in these. Others oppose you (almost on principle – warped principle?) Thursday to Saturday – be sober, steady, diplomatic, ﬁrm. Money “swells” to late October: steer it to you, not from you. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Wednesday begins a month of quietude, contemplation, planning, government contacts, charitable actions and associations. Your energy levels decline. Take “power naps.” Despite an atmosphere of rest and recuperation, your reserves will be tapped, perhaps strained, by larger work demands, and heightened romantic/sexual charisma. The “love magnetism” lasts into January 2011 – a major affair lures singles! (Perhaps a burdensome one if it starts before November.) Your duties change this week. Embrace a creative/romantic “rebirth” Tuesday/ Wednesday. A lucky meeting surprises you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Pressures will ease soon. Wednesday starts a month of entertainment, social delights, flirtation and light romance, optimism and plans for your future. Over the past six weeks, you’ve been intrigued by a sense that wishes were or would come true – now the “reality” comes – and it’s a good one! However, your life plans, goals and wishes are changing deeply, mostly due to money factors. This is clear Thursday to Saturday. (If it isn’t clear, examine clues.) Earlier, Monday to Wednesday accent security, family: differing views are an opportunity to grow new common ground.
Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Two big things start now. One is quite usual, a month of ambition, pressure, career and prestige involvements. All these are undergoing a sea change now to 2024, as Thursday to Saturday will show. The other big thing is quite unusual in its duration: an upsurge in social joys, a mild but sweet upswing in popularity and optimism into January 2011. It could trigger sweet romance! You can use this social upswing to aid your career (schmooze with VIPs, etc.). Now through October a wish can come true about re-establishing home or property. Contact people Wednesday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Midweek, you move from mystery to a month of enlightenment, from research to broadcasting what you’ve learned. (Broadcasting = writing the term paper, giving advice, discussions, media appearances, etc.) Now through October, higher-ups, parents and VIPs will be temperamental, impatient (mostly due to work pressures) – step lightly, be diplomatic, smile – a promotion looms! The weeks ahead feature love, understanding, far travel, legal matters, higher education, publishing, a philosophical outlook. All these are changing “at base,” as late week shows. Start a money project Wednesday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Open dealings become more private, hidden. Overt attraction moves toward intimacy. Negotiations move toward funding. Whatever was an opportunity in the last few weeks now demands commitment and serious action. Life in general takes a deep turn, into mystery, revelation, subconscious urges, sexual desires, investments and debt, change and consequence. Avoid legal involvements, lawsuits now to Oct. 28. Legal matters will also reward you, a bit in October but strongly November/December. Your charisma, energy surge Monday-Wednesday – re-tackle an ambitious administrative project. email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
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A32 September 17, 2010 The Richmond News
The most vibrant tower community to join the Oval Village. Right along the banks of the Fraser River and just next door to the Richmond Oval, Ora brings contemporary urban living to the new Oval Village. From river, mountain and ocean views to endless outdoor activity along Richmond’s dyke trails, plus urban conveniences like shops and services, the Canada Line and easy access to Vancouver – it all starts right at your front door. Ora at the Oval Village – the Lower Mainland’s next great waterfront neighbourhood.
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Richmond News September 17 2010