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Need a ride? Reporter Michelle Hopkins leaves the Richmond News parking lot to test drive the Smart Fortwo ‘taxi’. If you see it around the city this weekend, call it over and it’ll take you anywhere in Metro Vancouver — for free.

If you see a little yellow Smart car dressed up like a taxi in Richmond this weekend, hail it over and you’ll get a free ride. Mercedes, which makes the car, has promised to take you anywhere you want to go in Metro Vancouver, as long as you sign a waiver and show your driving licence. The aim is to dispel people’s perceptions about the Smart Fortwo cars being unsafe and uncomfortable to drive due to their size. To put the mini-taxi to the test, the News used its own Michelle Hopkins as the Guinea pig. “I didn’t anticipate how it drives and how sturdy it feels,” said Hopkins, who drives a BMW, after scooting around the city centre. “I was also surprised by how easy it shifts from automatic to standard without a clutch pedal.” Jill Grant, Mercedes Canada marketing specialist, said the promotion kicked off on Monday in Richmond, Vancouver and Burnaby and will last until Monday, Oct. 4. “We’re not going to take people on 100 kilometre trips, but we’ll take them wherever they want to go, within reason,” Grant added.

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Child sex offender not welcome at Rosewood Towers Kevin Fanning, 50, convicted of sexual exploitation is free on bail pending next week’s sentencing

A child sex offender awaiting sentence has moved back into his old apartment — just a few metres from families and half a block from an elementary school. Kevin Fanning, 50, pleaded guilty earlier this year to sexual exploitation offences involving two teenage boys in Richmond. He was released on bail, with a series of strict conditions, and is set to be sentenced next week. $

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When the charges came to light at the end of last year, Fanning moved out of his BC Housingrented apartment at Rosewood Towers to live with family in Surrey. But residents and neighbours of the building on 6220 Blundell Rd. were shocked to discover this week that Fanning — a former foster home night relief worker — had moved back into to his old apartment, in the same grounds as Rosewood Village, which is teaming with young families.

Concerns were also expressed about Fanning being allowed to live so close to Blundell elementary and a park that’s frequented daily by young kids. “(Rosewood Towers) is an adult only building, but it’s in the grounds of a family complex,” said a worried mom of two young boys, who asked not to be named. “There’s also a park right next door where children play and an elementary school just half a block away. “I would have thought he

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“We go to that park almost every day and we live very close by and (Fanning living there) cannot be right,” said the mom. “Will my boys be safe?” One Rosewood Towers resident said he was very surprised to see Fanning return to the building this week. “He disappeared last year when the charges came out, but I noticed on Monday he’s back,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous. see Resident page 4 07283111

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Amazing Alex should be ‘poster boy’ for Down BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

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Five-year-old Alex Franks bounds into the room and gives a big hug. Then, the adorable little tyke with a big grin shakes hands, as his parents Alana Brittan and Steve Franks look on. Alex has Down syndrome and his parents give credit to the Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) — a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and helping them towards greater independence — has helped their son thrive and function in the ‘normal’ world. “Alex is highly motivated and so far he’s having an awesome school year,” said Brittan, who is an elementary school teacher in Surrey. “He’s being treated just like any other child in his class.” Alex attends Kingswood elementary school, one of three schools that are running RSCL’s Peer Awareness curriculum — the other two are Lord Byng and Blundell. Through the use of a colourful and fun activity booklet, the program teaches students PHOTO SUBMITTED in Grade 2 and 3 about inclusion for all, regardless of colour, race Five-year-old Alex, who has Down syndrome, shows off his reading skills to his 12-year-old brother, Oscar. or disability. Janice Barr, executive direcquestions.” help teach Alex. not worry because I know he’s tor at RSCL, said the Peer Barr went on to add: “When “She brought resources, infor- being well taken care of.” Awareness program provides children with disabilities are mation, toys and various people Alex is also a graduate consultants, who work with and integrated early on, the other who could help him … all free of RSCL’s Supported Child offer valuable information to children grow up not afraid of a through RSCL.” Development, as well as its childcare workers and teachers person with disabilities and they Alex’s father added: “Having after school care program called within the schools. learn acceptance, empathy, toler- Carmyn with Alex for three Carefree. “It’s an interactive, hands-on ance and compassion.” years was huge. The support he’s Carefree is run much like program, and we have received Meanwhile Alex’s parents first received throughout his life has a preschool but is manned by positive feedback from both learned about RSCL when Alex been incredible.” mostly volunteers and cost parteachers and parents,” said Barr. was only two weeks old. Both say Alex is a Down synents $10 a month. “The teachers tell us the kids ask “We started Alex right away drome poster child for what care “They had a music therareally good questions; such as in RSCL’s Infant Development and inclusiveness have done for pist, speech therapists and Alex why do children with disabiliprogram (from birth to three),” him. received tons of love and care ties do things differently? This Brittan said. “Every week, his “He is a happy, well-adjusted from the volunteers who are program creates a safe place for worker Carmyn Bradner came to and pretty amazing kid,” said children to ask those kinds of our home and taught us how to Brittan. “I can go to work and see RSCL page 4

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“We are blessed to live in Richmond will all the resources available to us.” — Steve Franks

in the City of Richmond.” One of the most important messages RSCL wants to get out to the community as a whole is that “people with disabilities want you to see not their disabilities but rather their abilities,” said Cowell. Meanwhile, as Alex shows off his reading skills to his 12-year-old

brother Oscar, his proud parents said: “With all the resources available through RSCL, we feel kind of spoiled. “Today, Alex is in an after-school care program four days a week from 3 to 5 p.m. and some days we have to drag him away … he absolutely loves going there.” Mark your calendars: You can help support the RSCL by attending its fundraiser. RSCL host the Richmond Sockeyes versus the Icehawks on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Arena, 7551 Minor Gate. Proceeds from tickets sales benefit RSCL. For more information about RSCL and to learn about their services and programs for children, adults and families, visit the website at www.rscl. org or call 604-279-7040.

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Continued from page 3 mostly grandparents,” said Brittan. “At three, Alex walked into preschool feeling at ease. He knew about snack time and could recite his alphabet.” Franks went on to add: “We are blessed to live in Richmond with all the resources available to us. Also, Carefree is unique to our city … it doesn’t exist anywhere else in B.C.” This month the country celebrates Community Living Month. “The purpose of Community Living Month is to provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the gifts and contributions of people with developmental disabilities are able to offer to our community, and to celebrate our differences and communicate the importance of inclusion of all citizens in our com-

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Continued from page 1 “He lived here for five years before. We’re all elderly in here, but Rosewood Village is right here as well and has lots of families living there. “To be honest, I was very surprised to see him back here as I would have thought he’d be a high risk in an area like this. He should not be here, he should go back to live with his family in Surrey.” BC Housing said it could not comment on individual tenancies due to privacy concerns.

But the News understands that as soon as Fanning pleaded guilty, his offences breached a BC Housing “crime-free addendum,” allowing the organization to terminate his rental agreement. It’s believed he was ordered to get out of the apartment by the end of September, but has been allowed to remain on site after he lodged an appeal with the Residential Tenancy Branch. The Ministry of the Attorney General said the local police force is immediately notified of any offender’s bail conditions.


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Berner claims self defence Witnesses testify stabbing victim, Ben Warland, prone to violence BY NELSON BENNETT

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A 23-year-old Richmond man stabbed to death in 2009 had a history of aggression, according to witnesses testifying for the defence in the Joshua Berner murder trial. Witnesses called by the defence testified Wednesday that Benjamin Warland — who was stabbed to death by Joshua Berner on Feb. 1, 2009 — had been involved in a number of fights, and on Tuesday Berner testified that Warland started the fight that ended in his death. Berner, 26, has admitted to stabbing Warland, but pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder, saying it was self defence. Carol Ann Bingham told the seven-woman, five-man jury that, in 2005, Warland, then 18, showed up at her home in Richmond with a baseball bat looking for her 15-year-old son. Bingham told Warland that her son was not home, and when she asked what the bat was for, she testified Warland said her son would need it if Warland caught up with him. “When Mr. Warland found him, he was going to ‘F---ing kill’ my son,” she said, paraphrasing Warland’s words. She explained Warland was upset with her son because Warland believed that her son had told Warland’s girlfriend at the time that he was cheating on her. Bingham called police, but said her son was reluctant to testify against Warland, so no charges were ever laid.

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Two other witnesses testified that in 2008, Warland had been involved in a bar fight in which he broke a glass door at J.P. Malone’s Neighbourhood Pub. The testimony was clearly intended to paint Warland as someone with violent tendencies. But defence counsel David Tarnow found one of his own witnesses less than cooperative. Nathaniel Sherwood — a reluctant witness who had to be subpoenaed to testify — downplayed his original statement to police about a run-in he had with Warland in May 2008

and even went so far as to suggest that the incident was irrelevant to the fight that killed Warland in February 2009. “I don’t think my incident with him was relevant to the time the crime (Warland’s death) took place,” he told Tarnow. Sherwood got into a scuffle with Warland after he had barged into Sherwood’s house uninvited asking to speak to Sherwood’s brother, who wasn’t home. When Sherwood told Warland to leave, the two men got into a scuffle in which Sherwood’s arm went through a window, resulting in some See Berner page 6

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Continued from page 5 minor cuts and police being called. Warland was never charged in that incident. While he initially told police that Warland had threatened to kill him, Sherwood said he never took the threat seriously. “Was he in a rage?” Tarnow asked.

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“No, I wouldn’t call it a rage,” Sherwood answered. “I would call it over-reacting.” Court records show that Warland was charged with assault and uttering threats in 2008 but the charges were stayed. Berner also has a criminal record. The jury heard earlier this week that he served seven months in jail on charges of break and entering and using an imitation firearm in 2004. He was also sentenced to two years less a day for another B and E in 2006. Testifying in his own defence Tuesday, Berner said Warland started the fight that ended his life, and that it was his own knife that was turned on him. According to Berner, a fight broke out when his friend and Warland began exchanging insults while getting off a bus in Richmond on Feb. 1, 2009. Berner testified that Warland came at him with a knife, which he managed to take from him, according to Crown counsel. Berner admitted to stabbing Warland, who died from his wounds. The trial continues.

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handed, in the past, several “order to comply” notices under the city’s unsightly premises bylaw. The Alberta Road property owner attracted the attention of the city and the fire and rescue department due to the unsecured, abandoned building and the overgrown vegetation, weeds, grass and blackberry bushes. A report placed before city council stated that public complaints about the property date back to 2008, with four “order to comply” notices dished out.

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The Editor, Re: “Port urged to pay tax,” News, Sept. 29. Are you kidding me!? Dr. Enid Slack was commissioned to investigate, collect information, interpret, collate, and report on a shortfall of accounts receivable by the regional district of Metro Vancouver. I presume that there was a fee for this necessary service — but that’s another rant. Am I correct in understanding that someone in Richmond City Hall sent out a bill for the taxes due for the two ports in Richmond, and when the cheque received was “about a third of what they should be paying ... ” No one thought to say, “ahem, it’s a little short?” If I don’t pay the full amount for my Starbuck’s coffee, I don’t get my coffee at all! Oh sure, I have accounts receivable and payable for my business, and they revolve, but I’d get a pretty nasty call from any of my suppliers if I went 90 days past due, let alone $9 million short in payment. My account would be frozen. This is another “big business” getting a free ride, while the little guys (and gals) drown in the wake as they steam by. Send in the wolves! S. Seaborn Richmond

B&B neighbours should get a life The Editor, Re: “Neighbour feud reignites,” News, Sept. 29 I have never seen such petty bickering amongst whining sniveling neighbours about a legal enterprise being operated on a residential street anywhere. Why do you not direct your energy into something more constructive in your community instead of being so petty and narrow minded? A B&B is an attribute to a community and allows persons to enjoy the attributes of a hopefully congenial community. Get a life losers and get on with what really matters in life. Brian Barnes Steveston

Land troubles require teamwork Land use disagreements have historically been one of the more divisive issues in our community. In the 1970s the proposal to develop high rise towers at Garry Point rallied numerous opponents who convinced the council of the day to reject that proposal. In a narrow five to four vote, council decided to purchase the land and turn it into the jewel that is Garry Point Park today. The rezoning of the Terra Nova lands from agricultural to residential uses passed by a five to four vote in the 1980s. It so angered and mobilized the residents that in the 1990 municipal election, they unseated the mayor and three of the four council members that had voted in favour of the rezoning. The newly elected mayor and council started negotiations with the developers resulting in acquiring additional open space and amenities at no extra cost to the City. Council then took the issue of borrowing money to purchase a large portion of the Terra Nova area for park and community uses to a referendum in the 1996 municipal election. The referendum passed. It was the approval of the voters, for the city to borrow money for the purchase of the land, that has made the current Terra Nova Park possible. In the late 1990s the BC Packers Cannery in Steveston was shut down due to the over supply of canning capacity along the

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west coast. BC Packers applied to rezone their property from industrial to residential and the magnitude of this rezoning has changed the face of Steveston forever. The council of the day struck an advisory committee that helped to develop the master plan for the site. The developer, Onni Group, purchased the property from BC Packers and has developed the land according to the master plan. The last parcel on the lands is waterfront, on Bayview Street. Onni currently has a development permit to build on it, based on the master plan. The recent application by Onni to change the zoning on Bayview St. to allow two high-rises instead of the current allowable uses has caused a lot of anxiety and generated some extremely passionate debate. No one wants to see the whole site covered in buildings. Many interesting options have been suggested by various people. The challenge is to find uses that will meet both Onni’s needs as the owner as well as the community’s. What was approved in the initial rezoning may no longer be appropriate. I believe that some of the best things in Richmond

have been accomplished when our citizens have had a direct hand in the planning process. I would like to see a committee formed which consists of Onni, several citizens and Richmond planning staff to explore possible options that will complement and enhance what has already been built. I believe that this type of committee would come up with a solution that is acceptable to the majority. Another land use issue currently being debated is the proposed expansion of the Lingyen Mountain Temple on No. 5 Road. I am dismayed at some of the comments that have appeared in the local and daily papers. All religions worship and celebrate in different ways. We, in Richmond, have always respected and accommodated that. Deriding a proposed place of worship by calling it things such as a “Buddha Disneyland” is insensitive and intolerant. Disagreeing with the expansion is fine but it should be done in a respectful manner. These two latest land zoning matters may seem contentious and irresolvable now, but I am sure that in the end, they will be settled in a manner that will meet the wishes of the majority. What is needed is a willingness to be open to new ideas and acknowledging that compromises may be necessary to achieve an acceptable alternative to what is currently proposed.


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Richmond teachers, take a bow The Editor, As we celebrate World Teachers Day on Oct. 5, the board joins with students, parents and our community to recognize that dedicated and highly capable people, and on this occasion particularly teachers, are critical for providing quality education. Through their daily work of leading, coaching, mentoring, illuminating, enabling, encouraging and inspiring, our staff makes a tremendous contribution to sustainable development by building its human foundation — development of a child’s capacity and desire to learn. Today is only one opportunity to celebrate teachers. The best celebration is a practical one, where 365 days a year we show our appreciation and understanding of the noble and complex role that is a teacher. The board recognizes how important

teachers are and celebrates their hard work and dedication to inspire excellence in learning and to improve the life chances of our children. Teachers, of course, work in partnership with many administrators and support staff in the schools and with parents in the community. In these difficult economic times the board especially wants to thank all of our staff and acknowledge that it is through the partnerships and relationships that we are able to achieve such exceptional results and provide the high quality of life and learning experience that our children deserve. Thank you for making Richmond public schools a great place to learn. Linda McPhail Chairperson Richmond Board of Education

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The Editor, Re: “Oh, to be in the doghouse,” Opinion, Sept. 29. Bravo on your excellent and insightful editorial opinion expressing the dichotomy between how we treat our animals and how we treat our fellow human beings! It is the world of the rich and the world of the poor that share the same city. The values that you pictured are not only filled with irony, but are bizarre because of the way we disregard human life. The worlds of the rich and the poor are widening steadily and becoming even more severe as the cold weather approaches, especially for those who are at the bottom rung of our social ladder here in Richmond — the mentally ill. This is the most livable city, where we have spent millions of dollars for the athletic young while allowing our most marginal-

ized to live almost like animals without food, warm clothing, a proper bed, clean water, bathrooms or any place to call their own. The very basic necessities are denied, while we build a doggy hotel with amenities that belong to royalty. Think of what $1,000 could do to help our food bank. Think of those who will soon find themselves curled up in a park, while dogs sleep with sheepskin covers. Sometimes people feel that the condition of the poor is their own fault. As someone who has worked with the poorest of the poor, I can say, the poor do not have the choices we all have, and sometimes their illnesses are the result of being destitute or faced with rejection, loss and a lack of human compassion. Esther McIlveen Richmond

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Barn door to planning heaven eternally open still deemed as 10 acres of ALR. Thus, the faith-based groups are forced by governments to keep ALR inventory numbers artificially inflated in some sort of ‘deal with the devil’ in return for ASY zoning. In my own neighbourhood, I have two faith-based groups whose buildings and paved parking lots easily cover 90 plus per cent of their ALR properties. There are many other such examples throughout Richmond’s ALR. As to the height concerns, some quick research on Google show the tallest faith-based structure in Metro Vancouver is 70 metres. Richmond’s current maximum height restrictions for all structures are approximately 47 metres. Thus, what is reasonable? The ALC Act, which governs the ALR, specifically limited the types of non agricultural related structures, and

ASY zoning was not specifically permitted within the ALC ACT. Both the ALC and the city allied to allow aforementioned exceptions, the blame lies squarely in their laps. Once you allow exceptions, the barn door is “eternally” open. Thus, I submit to the ALC and the city to quit imposing a false label that these long developed ASY lands can be farmed in any other than a token sense and that the city also quit acting in collusion wth the ALC to artifically inflate the ALR numbers. Solution: Simply move forward with an ALR exclusion for the Highway to Heaven R.A.Hoegler Richmond

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The Editor, Re: “Misconception plague plan,” News, Sept. 17. A bigger question comes to mind.Why is the City of Richmond forcing faith-based groups on No. 5 Road’s Highway to Heaven to “live a lie?” The City of Richmond’s GIS system clearly provides a cyberspace paper trail as to the evolution of all such developments on the Richmond ALR’s “Highway to Heaven.” As Metro Vancouver grows, another type of zoning that attracts premium prices, due to scarcity of large suitable sites, is assembly (ASY), which allows for temples, mosques, synagoues, churches etc. In the early 1990s the city, in a joint venture with the ALC, created a special zone within the No. 5 Road ALR to accomodate the ASY needs of various faith groups. Effectively, the zonings changed from AG (Agriculture)/ ALR to include ASY. While special conditions were imposed on the faith groups in return for such ASY zoning on ALR land, it should have been quite obvious at the time to the city and the ALC that faith groups on such large ALR parcels would grow and eventually expand. Whether expansions of facilities manifest themselves in a sprawling or vertical manner is irrelevant, future impacts (aka growth) were inevitable as congregations grew. However, for those not aware of how ALR inventory works, the building footprints as well as the paved parking lots are still deemed as ALR inventory, but such land is lost forever to farming. Example: If a group has a 10 acre ALR parcel, and five acres are built on and paved over, the entire 10 acre parcel is

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The prospect of a visit to the past leaves us thinking of how we can possibly step back in time. Wouldn’t it be fun, if only for an afternoon? A grain elevator near Alberta’s eastern border invites visitors to take a different perspective on time-travelling with its Climb Thru Time Museum. The historical journey takes visitors past a variety of scenes from Prairie life, ranging from the farmyard to an early school room to horse-drawn implements. Bill Dobson of the Paradise Valley and District Museum Society said the intention was to present a view of pioneer life in Western Canada, not just in Paradise Valley and area. The community is located 220 kilometres east of Edmonton, between Lloydminster and Wainwright. After 15 years of operation, the museum attracts a steady flow of school and seniors groups as well as the general public — about 3,000 people a year. The visitors are not only Albertans, Dobson said, pointing out that one year the museum attracted guests from nine provinces, one territory and 30 countries. That demonstrates “how tourism is possible, even in a little place,” he said. Comments from visitors show that they appreciate the approach taken by the muse-

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The Paradise Valley museum, left and above, is a step back in time. um. “I don’t even like going to museums, but I really liked this place,” was one visitor’s reaction. The Paradise Valley museum includes the grain elevator, the annex where the Climb Thru Time is located, and a tiny railway station. While wooden grain elevators dominated the Prairie skyline for decades, they have been disappearing rapidly in the last quarter century, especially in Alberta. Fewer than 250 elevators remain of the 1,800 that were built across the province. To visitors from other parts of the country, grain elevators serve as the quintessential

symbol of Western Canada. As wooden elevators have disappeared, their role has been usurped by much larger inland grain terminals — these concrete structures lack the visual appeal of their wooden forebears. Not only have the elevators disappeared, but the rail lines that served them have also been abandoned and the tracks removed. Faced with the rapid disappearance of these landmarks, Alberta supporters banded together to save a few of those that remain. Communities such as Andrew, St. Albert, Paradise Valley, Acadia Valley and Nanton are among those who have saved their elevators and converted them to museums. A Leduc group is in the process of turning its

elevator into an interpretive centre. The experiences at the elevators vary from a visit to the grain-unloading area and office to a demonstration of the workings of an elevator at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin. Some museums include tea rooms or snack bars, while others are located close to restaurants. The Climb Thru Time Museum fills the annex, which is larger than most, standing nearly as tall as the elevator. This annex, used to provide extra capacity for grain storage, consists of vertical bins like a series of elevator shafts. Volunteers spent many hours cutting through the sides of the grain bins and building a walkway and display spaces inside the annex. The floors and walkway create a safe environment for visitors. The gently sloping walkway takes visitors past a series of dioramas — scenes that depict pioneer life in Western Canada. Dobson said the group purchased the elevator, the last of six that once stood in the village, in 1989. The society bought the structure from Alberta Wheat Pool, and CP Rail donated the land. Several years were spent in cleaning and construction before the museum opened to the public in 1995. But Dobson knew he had to rally see Museum page 17

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Continued from page 16 community support behind the project. The society held an open house in early 1995 to show the community the partly completed museum. The open house attracted 125 people, creating “a positive turning point” and enthusiasm for the facility, Dobson said. After the open house, the society was able to push ahead with completion of the museum. Ironically, the museum that provides a good demonstration of how elevators operate is not one of these preserved buildings — it’s a large display at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. The display not only shows how a truck unloads grain, but also reveals a part of the elevator — the area with grain handling chutes — that most museums

Alberta Register of Historic Places box and search grain elevators. Before heading out to visit a grain elevator, it’s best to check for operating hours. Some are open daily during the summer, but it’s necessary to make an

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can’t show since it’s off-limits at the top of the building. The display also includes the manlift — a small platform pulled up by a counterweighted rope that allowed an elevator worker to reach the chutes and other equipment at the top of the building. So, this museum offers the opportunity to see how parts of the elevator work that aren’t visible in other museums. “Our visitors do find the grain elevator to be quite interesting,” said Kerry Atkinson, educator at the museum. “With many visitors coming from other parts of the country or the world, they find the workings to be a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Prairies.” For senior citizens, the elevator unleashes a flood of memories since these buildings were an important part of the social life in a community. “Many of our older visitors tell us stories from their lives that involved an elevator and how our exhibit makes them relive their past,” Atkinson said. “Demonstrations give our visitors a deeper understanding of how the elevator works. Demonstrations are usually offered during Harvest Festival.” In addition to the grain elevator display, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum houses one of Canada’s best collections of agricultural machinery and collector cars and trucks. For more information about Alberta’s wooden grain elevators, visit hermis. alberta.ca/arhp, click on the arrow in the


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Golf Course. All money raised from the exquisite three-course meal and silent auction will benefit the Canadian MPS Society. Tickets are $75 and are available by calling Tina or Dan Priest at 604-271-2995 or email tina@northernbuilding. com or dan-priest@shaw. ca. Cherelle Jardine presents Musical Expressions with country band Eldorado on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700

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ThePulse We’ve got our finger on it

The News has launched ThePulse, a page featuring people, business and organizations that make this community tick. Send us pictures and information about your event — whether that be a charity fundraiser, a business success or a personal achievement. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate the good news of our community. Details of how to get your photos to us are below.

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The Richmond Youth Soccer Association will be able to put more cleats on feet thanks to $83,300 in Community Gaming Grants. The much-needed funds will support programs teaching youth team-building. Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap presented the cheque to the U11 Titans and the club’s vice-chair Ruth Balfour.

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Today, Baskin Robbins kicks off its Show Us Your Pink campaign in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which runs Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. You are invited to show something pink at any Baskin Robbins store and you will receive 31 per cent off any ice cream order served in a waffle cone. Baskin Robbins customers will also be encouraged to make donations to its campaign.

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This week, more than 700 realtors converged for what was touted as one of the largest realtor events in Canada — the unveiling of Ora, a three-tower Richmond development located right across from the Richmond Olympic Oval.

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CIBC in Richmond celebrated its 50th anniversary with a donation of $2,500 to CHIMO Crisis Centre. During its open house at its No. 1 and Francis roads branch, customers enjoyed cake and refreshments, while knowing that CIBC’s donation will go towards expanding CHIMO’s Community Engagement Suicide Prevention Workshops. Coun. Derek Dang, right, was one of the guests at the open house.

People line up for the unveiling of Aberdeen Square— the largest enclosed specialty mall of its kind in North America. In just three days, 75 per cent of the new 160,000 square foot development was sold.


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Sunday

The Richmond Oxfam Committee invites everyone to its walkathon at Garry Point Park on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. to raise money for the victims of the floods in Pakistan. For more information, call 604-2782543.

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South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd. Free admission. For more information, call 604-7188060. South Arm Community Centre hosts a free speaker series with life coach Leslie Taylor on Achieving your Best Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the centre, 8880 Williams Rd. Registration is recommended by calling 604718-8060 and quoting #63501.

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The Philosopher’s Cafe presents a field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium on Monday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. leaving from the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus. This is part of the Third Age Learning series for those 50 and over. For more information or to register, visit www.kwantlen.ca/ talk or call Penny at 604275-0232.

Tuesday

The Richmond Public Library hosts awardwinning author Annabel Lyon Reads, who will discuss her novel, The Golden Mean, on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brighouse branch, 7700 Minoru Gate in the performance hall. Register at 604-231-6413, or online at www.yourlibrary. ca/whatson.cfm. (quote #520). The Richmond Food

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Security Society hosts a regular drop-in canning session every Tuesday night at the Garratt Wellness Centre from 5-7 p.m. Residents can drop by and either preserve their own produce or else help put aside fruit and vegetables harvested from the Sharing Farm in Terra Nova. The sessions are free and child care will be provided upon request. The centre is located at 7504 Chelsea Place, near No. 2 and Blundell roads. For more information or to book childcare, call Arzeena Hamir at 604727-9727 or email coordinator@richmondfoodsecurity.org.

Wednesday

Richmond Public Health is hosting a Youth Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at 8100 Granville Ave. This event is open to any youth and will discuss education, depression, anxiety, as well as show risky drinking screenings, plus door prizes, games and free food. For more information, call Melissa at 604-233-3194 or visit www.heretohelp.bc.ca.

Help us prevent seniors’ isolation and loneliness.

The city presents Minoru Chapel Opera Nights, a series of performances by Opera Pro Cantanti, Canada’s only repertory company, on the first Wednesday of October, November and December, beginning on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets — $20/ adults, $18/seniors and students and $15 per person for groups of 10 or more — are available at the door: cash only. Seating is limited, so reserve early at operanights@richmond.ca or by calling 604-276-4304. Richmond Continuing Education presents Wedding Planning: Do It Yourself with wedding planner Kathy Forbes on Wednesday, Oct. 6 for five sessions from 7-9 p.m. at Richmond secondary. For more information, call 604-275-6724 or log onto http://ce.sd38. bc.ca/. seriously, nobody ever reads this

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The Richmond Artists Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, #180-7700 Minoru Gate. New members are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmondartistsguild.com or call Jennifer Taylor at 604-241-1120.


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Sports Richmond swimmer recognized for outstanding summer results

An outstanding summer of swimming has earned Richmond’s Noemie Thomas Swimming Canada’s Team Aquatic Supplies Female Athlete of the Month Award. Training under the guidance of coach Tom Rushton, 10 times a week with the Tsawwassen-based Winskill Dolphins Swim Club, has certainly seen some impressive results for this Grade 9 student at McMath secondary school. Thomas holds a number of provincial records and is currently the 11-12 and 13-14 Girls Canadian record holder for the 100 metre butterfly. The 14-year-old was a member of the

Canadian Prospects Team which competed at the Montreal Canada Cup where she was a finalist in 50, 100, and 200 metre butterfly events. She also helped to win a silver medal in the women’s 4x100 medley relay. Thomas was also selected to compete at the North American Challenge Cup but ended up swimming up to the Junior Pan Pacific Championships where she was the youngest member of the team. It was at the Jr. Pan Pacs where she swam her personal best time of 1:00.20 in the 100 fly, and claimed the new national record for 13-and-14-year-old girls. It was this performance in Kihei, Maui that resulted the monthly award.

Canadians off to impressive start

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Richmond’s James Muter competes in the bike portion of the recent Iron Mountain Triathon held at Whonnock Lake.

Greater Vancouver Canadians are set for their first weekend home series of the season after an impressive 3-1 start out of the gate. The B.C. Major Midget Hockey League team, which features the top 15-to-17-yearolds from Richmond, Delta and Vancouver, managed a split with the Okanagan Rockets last weekend in Kelowna. The hosts opened the series with a 6-4 win on Saturday and the Canadians answered with a 3-1 win Sunday, behind the solid goaltending of Tristan Jarry. Demico Hannoun paced the attack with four points over the two games, including

the game-winning goal. Brodyn Nielsen and Garrett Forster also scored. Nicolas Petan chipped in with a pair of assists. Hannoun had a pair in game one, with singles to Vancouver Giants first round pick Anthony Ast and Nielsen. A week earlier, the Canadians put on a defensive clinic against the North Island Silvertips — producing 4-0 and 3-0 victories. Jarry and Richmond Minor product Brodie Burdeny earned the shutouts. The Canadians entertain the Thompson Blazers this weekend with game one set for Saturday at Sungod Arena and the series concluding at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Ladner.

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Responsible for developing and maintaining Paladin Security Group’s security programs for a portfolio of Paladin contracts; developing and coordinating implementation strategies to support the program. The successful candidate will maintain excellent relationships with clients in the portfolio, support all staff to ensure their concerns and needs are properly handled.

Requirements:

· A graduate degree in Business or related discipline and specialized training in protection services or criminology; or equivalent education and experience · Minimum of 3-5 years supervisory/managerial experience in security and / or fire safety services · Working knowledge of appropriate legislation and provincial/national standards on fire safety, building codes, security, and protection of privacy

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Julia Thorner at JThorner@paladinsecurity.com by the end of business day on Friday, October 15th.

PALADIN SECURITY CAREER FAIR

THANKSGIVING

Bring your resume and 3 professional references to our career fair and prove you have what it takes to join our team!

Classified Deadlines

When: Monday, October 4th from 9am- 6pm (Room 280) Where: BCIT - Downtown Vancouver Campus - 555 Seymour Street

DEADLINES Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 2010

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Thursday, Oct. 7th Tuesday, Oct. 12th

3:00 pm 10:00 am

Our office will be closed Monday, Oct. 11th

604-630-3300

Paladin Security is not only Canada’s largest full service security company but is the fastest growing company in the industry. Our team’s ambition to expand has allowed our employees to advance their career, not only into high profile Security Officer roles, but also into our management team. If you are unable to attend this event, please feel free to email us your resume at HRVancouver@paladinsecurity.com

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General Employment

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Hotel Restaurant

Fill your Wallet BOOK A GARAGE SALE AD 604-630-3300

Your $ecret to a $uccessful Garage $ale

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Medical/Dental

Busy Optometric office in Tsawwassen is looking for an Optician or Optometric Assistant. This is a part time position at present leading to full time in early Spring. Salary will commiserate with skill level. Please send resume to hansen03@telus.net

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Retail Sales

RETAIL SALES 1511999 Alberta Ltd. operating as Black Box has full and part time positions for Black Box Illusions located in Richmond Centre Mall. $15/hour/shift. Fax resume 1-780-484-5892 or email judapal@ymail.com

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Teachers/ Instructors

SENIOR SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR

in Richmond is looking for ● F/T P/T COOKS

Sous Chef preferred. Must have minimum 2 years experience. Food Safe Certificate required with knowledge of pub food. Must be organized/clean, energetic and flexible. ● P/T EXP BARTENDERS

also required. If you are interested in becoming part of our team please send resume fax 604-244-0967 or email: jmalonesbar@gmail.com

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Empty your Garage

Medical/Dental

ACCENTUS MEDICAL Transcription Services requires Canadian MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS to work from home. Expertise in Operative Reports needed. Health Benefits now available! Please apply online www.accentus.ca/ employment.html

Instructing age groups 8 – 18 years. $15 hourly, for 30 hours per week. Minimum 1 – 3 years experience in recreation and competition instruction, and with special needs students. Technical ability, Level 1 NCCP and First Aid training required Post secondary diploma or degree preferred.

Apply by email to Richmond Rapids Swim Club rapidrob@richmondrapids.com

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Trades/Technical

DCS seeking Concrete Finisher. Compl. high school and min. 3 yrs of exp required. $26 hr/40 hr wk. e-resume: despinal@telus.net Electronics Technician Wanted: Flexible hours, casual environment and low stress. Looking for experience, maturity and superior troubleshooting skills. Mail resume Attention: Jeff, 6760 Williams Road, Richmond, BC, V7E1K5 EOP CONCRETE Hiring F/T Cement Finisher. Must have: min. 3 yrs exp & compl. high school. $26.00 hr/ e-resume: eop_concrete@hotmail.com FORK LIFT MECHANIC min 5 yrs exp. Competitive wage. Coq loc. Day shift, M-F. 604-540-2323

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

NOON-HOUR SUPERVISORS "Children are our most valuable natural resource."

Part-time work now that the kids are back in school. School District No. 38 (Richmond) requires Noon Hour Supervisors for Elementary and Secondary schools to supervise students in school buildings and grounds during the lunch break. The shifts will be for 1.5 hours per day on those days that students are in attendance at school. Applicants must have experience supervising elementary school-aged children and adolescents, plus they must be able to report to any school location on short notice. First Aid and other related training, such as conflict resolution or non-violent crisis intervention, would be preferred. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Applications are available at the school board office between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please submit a completed application form to: NHS001-10-01, Personnel Services, Richmond School Board, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3

If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond school district please visit www.sd38.bc.ca OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER


A24 October 1, 2010 The Richmond News

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Appliances

LIKE NEW!

Education

Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150

FOODSAFE

604-306-5134

1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62! Richmond: Sept Oct 9 or 30 Vancouver: Every Sat, Sun & Mon Also Bby • Sry • Coq • M.Ridge Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

www.advance-education.com

604-272-7213

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL

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BOWFLEX TREAD Climber, 2 yrs old, only used a dozen times. Moving must sell. Paid $2500, selling for $1200. Call 604-626-4122 Aldergrove

Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.ca

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Medical Office Trainees Needed!

Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available.

1-888-748-4126

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For Sale Miscellaneous

Fuel

Alder • Birch • Maple Dry, Clean Hardwoods

#1 in Sales • 27 yrs in business Full & half cords 7days/week

604-805-6694

Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

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Furniture

BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636

2005

Antiques

ANTIQUE SHOW ANTIQUE SHOW th Sat., Oct. 9th

Sat., Oct. 9

7:30-9:00 a.m. $10 Early Bird $ 9am-5pm Admission 7:30-9:00$1.50 a.m. Reg. 10 Early Bird

$ VENDORS WANTED 9am-5pm 1.50 Reg. Admission $ Tables: only 3000 VENDORS WANTED 703 Terminal Ave., Vancouver $ Tables: only 3000 Info: 604-685-8843

703 Terminal Ave., VANCOUVER FLEAVancouver MARKET Info: 604-685-8843

VANCOUVER FLEA MARKET

2020

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2080

Garage Sale

Richmond

FALL FAIR

Sat. Oct 2, 10am-3pm

Richmond United Church 8711 Cambie Road

White elephant items, produce, baking, lunch, silent auction. Richmond ★ Garage Sale ★ Sat & Sun, Oct 2nd & 3rd. 9am-3:30pm 3351 Barmond Ave Cancelled if raining No early birds dishes, electric fp insert, cook books, xmas & misc. items

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Cats

RAGDOLL & Russian Blue Kittens, 6 wks, 1st st & wormed. SL & BL pt. $250 up. 604-581-2544

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Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Richmond

MOVING SALE

Sat, Oct 2, 8-4 4191 Williams Road Furniture, some free items, HH misc. priced to sell. No Early Birds Rain or Shine

BLUENOSE PIT Pups 5m 4f 1st sht, vet chk. rdy 2 go Oct 6. taking dep 4 ur new pup! $1000 604 820 0073

RICHMOND

Giant Bazaar Bake sale Sat, Oct. 2nd 9 am to 1 pm Golden Mews

7251 Langton Rd

baking, cutlery, china, jewelry Richmond MOMS UNITE KIDS STUFF SWAPMEET Sunday Oct 3rd, 10 am - 1 pm Free Admission Over 70 tables South Arm Community Centre 8880 Williams Rd. 604-718-8060 Tables also on sale for South Arm Xmas Craft Fair, Sat Nov 13. Tables $50 each.

4005 BLUENOSE PITBULL pups, 6 left, taking appt/deposit,1st shots & wormed for info 604-701-7195 CHIHUAHUA PUPS 3 female 1 male, healthy, playful, 1st shots, family raised, $500 604-799-2040 DOBERMAN PUPS. CKC Reg’d, males. 7 wks, health guar’d, $1300. (Sry) Call 604-589-7477

RICHMOND

RICHMOND

Garage Sale Sat, Oct 2nd 9 am to 4 pm 10931 Hogarth Drive Lots of Misc items & toys

Auctions

NEXT AUCTION: Conjunction Sale CAN-AM AUCTIONS

Can-Am & Kwik Auctions Oct. 2, 11a.m. Preview Oct. 1, 9am - 4pm

Massive Food Equipment Auction, Container of Teak & Patio/Garden Furniture. 7305 Meadow Avenue, Burnaby

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Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Musical Instruments

ORGAN, YAMAHA, small, $50. good condition,. Call 604-231-9879

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Wanted to Buy

WANTED TO buy farm tractors, back hoe. bobcat loaders, any cond Call collect 1-604-794-7139

NEXT YARD AUCTION: October 30, 9am

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

JENNY - Lab Ret/Kelpie X/large/ young/female. Loves hugs & toys, energetic, boisterous with other dogs. Wary of new strangers /situations & will fear bark, blooms with consistent handlers, a rural quiet home is best. Visit the dogs at Vancouver Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave 604-871-6885. LOOKING FOR forever home. 3 Jack Russell pups, family raised, 1st shots, dew claws, de wormed, 2 M, 1 F, $500 604-721-8371 MAREMMA GUARD dog pups for sale. 3 males, 2 females. $375. phone 604-823-4797.

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats . . . see web for more!

Located in Langley just minutes from Vancouver WE WELCOME INDUSTRIAL SMALLS.

6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC • Phone: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com

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Cats

FLAT FACED Persian/Exotic kittens. Call 604-277-7059.

1655

4451 Williams Road, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1X9

25th Annual Fall Fair

Saturday Oct 23, 10am-4pm • Entertainment • Craft Store • Knitting • • Home Baking • Basket Raffle • Silent Auction • • Book Sales • Bottle Table • • Kid’s & Youth Carnival • St. Joseph Café • • Plants & Bulbs •

KITTENS- PERSIAN mom, 2 fluffy ginger, 2 white, some blue eyes, ready 3 wks, 1st vet chk $350. N. Shore, 604-789-7490

PERSIAN & Himalayan Kittens. reg $600 & up. 604-939-1231 dreamhimicattery.com

Fun for the Whole Family! Admission by Donation

Shedding light on community issues

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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Livestock/ Poultry

LAYING BROWN HENS. Started Pullets. Tame. Lay well. $9.50ea. Cloverdale. ★ 604 541-0007

Fairs/Bazaars St. Joseph The Worker

Acupuncture

PACIFIC CLINIC Provides

ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE SUMMER END SPECIAL

For Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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604-279-0595

Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

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Travel Destinations

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 1br 2 bath balc dw, fp, jacuzzi, pool, np, sleeps 4, 604-985-2132. short or long term jackrbright@telus.net

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Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629

http://www.gotkeysgotcash.com

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Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

604-630-3300

Legal Services

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

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Mortgages

STOP FORCLOSURES 1st and 2nd Mortgages 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca

Find it in the Classifieds

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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Houses - Sale

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Agassiz spotless 924sf 2br mobile home 55+ park $69,900 604-823-4710 id5221 Delta Bargain 450sf condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $104,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge executive 2446sf 4br 3.5ba tnhse, fabulous view $423K 467-0275 id5226 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission acreage secluded 2325sf 4br 3ba home 2.33 ac lot $589K 820-7222 id5225 New West updated new kit etc. 670sf 1br condo, pool $158,500 778-397-0508 id5230 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Centre immaculate 872sf 2br 2ba condo nr Mall $194,900 778-228-5335 id5204 Sry Open House Sunday afternoons, 15210-82 Ave. Fleetwood huge 4542sf 8br 6ba on 6965sf lot with 2 suites $799K 507-0099 id5219 Sry Newton 1600sf 4br 2.5ba w/2nd 2br home in back, LUC lot, $479K 825-3280 id5231

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We Will Take Over Your Payment

Until Your Property Is Sold. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

Real Estate

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Burnaby

2420 NORCREST CT Beautifully Reno’d 5 BR, 3 baths, cls to schl/ bus, w/mortge helper, Must Sell. Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

6020-26

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NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

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To advertise in the Classifieds call

NOTICE Is hereby given that on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:00am at 12100 Riverside Way, Richmond BC, the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name..........................Unit Arlynn Gonzaga..........C3157 Fernando Damian Silva Gallardo............ C1126 Derek Heselton...........C2733

#209-6700 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR airport because your pet deserves a vacation too! 604-238-Pets (7387)

Legal/Public Notices

We accept MSP, WCB, ICBC & Extended Health Insurance

4060 DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1000-$1500. 604-607-7433

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FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

Garage Sale

YARD SALE! Sat. Oct. 2nd, 10 am - 3pm 5300 Clifton Rd. Household goods, furn. clothes & so much more

Cares! The Richmond News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

North Vancouver

PRIME LOCATION - $930,000 Approx 13,200 sq ft, level lot, in Princess Park area, great potential for re-development. Build a mansion. Close to school, shopping, recreation. 15 mins to downtown & skiing. Mins to both bridges. 3 storey 4 BR house with basement suite. Ideal to renovate. Act fast. No agents 604-612-0227

6020-34

Surrey

N. SRY, Immac 2 BR, 1 bath, 534 sf. 6000+ lot. Move in or rent. Cls to Elem schl/skytrain. $239,000. 604-309-1888 Prudential Realty

Sat & Sun - 1pm-4pm 11710 - 98A Avenue, Surrey 3 BR + 2 BR bmnt ste, workshop, dbl gar, sundeck, patio. $449,800. Mel, RE/MAX 604-726-6358

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Lots & Acreage

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

2BDRM 2BATH, $1400, reno’d, faces courtyrd, grt location. n/s, n/p. avail Oct 15, 604-946-1951.

6508

Apt/Condos

DOLPHIN SQUARE 1021 HOWAY ST. 8200 PARK ROAD NEW WESTMINSTER RICHMOND

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Apt/Condos

1 BR luxury apt, Mandley, 9373 Hemlock Dr bldg 5, insuite w/d, d/w, $1150, immed 778-689-5554

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

$ 1 Bdrm from 799 Central Location. $ 2 Bdrms from 1 & 2 bdrms959

50% OFF 1st monthatfor $2918 bdrm suites starting Include heat, hot water, Close to D/W, gym proximity & visual intercom. Skytrain. Close to U/G parking & storage avail. major shopping. Near transit/Skytrain & shopping. Close to City Hall.

Call for details. Move-in bonus. Call for details.

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RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

10951 MORTFIELD RD. RICHMOND

1 bdrms from $915 2 bdrms from $1092 3 bdrms from $1273

Includes heat, hot water, D/W, Outdoor pool, gym & visual intercom. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds. Move-in bonus. Call for details. Follow us on twitter.com/capreit

RENTALS 604-275-2664 www.caprent.com

RMD 2 BR, incl heat, h/water, 1 secure prkg, o/d pool, n/p $1100 Nov1 by Kwantlen 604-273-4785

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Office/Retail Rent

Duplexes - Rent

2 BDRM upper Duplex, 10113 #5 Rd. shrd w/d, n/s n/p, refs, $1100 + utils. Avail now.. 604-277-2858

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Houses - Rent

2 YR new, 3 br + den, 2.5 bath, 5 appls, 11393 Steveston Hwy, Imed, refs, $1900, 604-240-5322 3BR NO.2@WILLIAMS, Nov1. Excellent condition, fireplace, radiant heating & nice backyard. Incl cable, internet, laundry & utilities $1600. Tel 604 272 5644.

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Rooms

1 RM. $500. Priv. bath & access. Dallyn nr. Cambie Rd. 778-297-6088

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Shared Accommodation

6595-55

Richmond

1 BR, Gilbert nr Rmd. Hosp. $600 for 2 or $550 for 1, incl cable, net, phone, avail now, 604-277-9747

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Suites/Partial Houses

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..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M CLOVERDALE - 6965-192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths, NEW HOUSE, 3 suites equal BIG income, new appliances, gas f/p. ......$2,688/M Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at marty.eakins@hmpltd.com.

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Domestic

1993 BUICK Regal, Grand Sport, 3.8L, 2 dr, black, 130K, good cond. $2900 obo, 604-985-2561 1994 GEO Metro, 5 spd, good cond, new exhaust/battery, $1400 obo 604-929-9572

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Luxury Cars

1 BR, NEW, full bath & kitch, Own entry, NP, NS, Clean & Bright. Incl util & Cable, $875, (604)781-8475

2 BR bsmt + office, large, Garden City & Saunders area, ns, np, $1200 incl’s cable, wd, avail Oct 1 604-244-7706 cell 604-603-8961 2 BR grd flr, sep entry, new home suit single $900 util incl’d, refs, ns, np, couple neg. 604-241-5999

2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at marty.eakins@hmpltd.com.

Scrap Car Removal

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9160

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

RMD 3 br upper lvl, 1 bath, w/d, ns, nr ammen $1500 incl util Oct 1st 604-278-6604* 778-316-3163

Townhouses Rent

BBY SOUTH 2 BR T/H, Clean & Quiet, End Unit, 2 lvls, 945sf, u/g prking, 1 bath, Family Complex. Must have one child only. Nr Skytrain, schls/shops. Gross annual income requirement btwn $38K & $56K. Avail Nov1st. $975/mo + heat, NS/NP. For eligibility requirements & application please call 604-431-9225 or 604 517-8722

Call 778-316-3217

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

1996 ACURA TL 2.5, Auto, dark green, AC, power mirrors, power seat, power windows, 6 CD/ changer. 235,000kms. Runs great! $2500. ★ 604-618-3097

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 DODGE 3500 Laramie 1 ton Dually. Receivership Sal.130,000 km. Lanedo Deck Crane 1100 lb capacity. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at marty.eakins@hmpltd.com 2006 FORD F550 diesel. Receivership Sale. Flat Deck with mounted Lanedo 1100 crane. 230,000 km. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at marty.eakins@hmpltd.com

52 km $23,000 mint 604-224-7819

(604) 209-2026 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2007 RANGE Rover Sport HSE, 43,000mi, stormer wheels, +tires studded $45,000, 604-728-7221 2008 DODGE RAM 2500 Diesel. Receivership Sale: Extended Cab. 90,000 kms. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email: marty.eakins@hmpltd.com 2008 DODGE RAM 5500. Receivership Sale. 15’ flat deck with deck mounted Lanedo 1100 lb crane. . Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at marty.eakins@hmpltd.com

Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent lies on home, children, security, gardening, nutrition, Mother Nature, foundations and basics. A streak of romance runs through your days (e.g., this Friday/Saturday) – right into next January. If you’re happily married, you’ll bask in love of children, creative joys, nature’s beauty, sports and/or simple pleasures, speculation, gambling, etc. Chase money Sunday. A Monday disagreement might be building with your mate over domestic/property concerns. It’s minor, but points to larger issues. Run errands, chat Tuesday/Wednesday. Friday p.m. starts an intriguing weekend! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: It’s a busy time but not an important time, Leo. Do paperwork, errands, chat, travel, email, schedule (especially Wednesday/ Thursday) but rest on a deeper level. Pause to watch nature, to meditate, contemplate, or simply to drink in family joys. (You’re a sweet’n’sour mixture in domestic arenas – after October, only the sweet will remain.) You shine Sunday, your charisma and energy surge. Chase money carefully Monday to Wednesday. (Your work habits need an overhaul: work smarter, not harder.) Friday afternoon begins a long, deep, renewing weekend – family reunions are blessed! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Money, earnings, buying/selling fill this month. Your days bring interesting errands, casual meetings, paperwork, communications – a casual friendship could develop into a light romance (likely Oct. 8-10). You might sense that under a surface of free and easy flirtation a deeper “turn” is lurking – and it is. (Ditto in all areas – lightness hides depths. E.g., light communications or errands/travel could lead to an investment.) For students and intellectuals, October is a superb month for research and writing. Rest, lie low Sunday. Your energy and charisma rise Monday eve to Wednesday.

9515

Boats

Search. Research. Compare.

RECEIVERSHIP SALE: 31 FT. CIGAR BOAT - Baja Outlaw with twin 502 GM V-8’s. Merc Bravo legs. With or without triple axel Gillard Trailer. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at marty.eakins@hmpltd.com

HOME SERVICES 8035

Carpet Cleaning

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

8071

Drafting/Design & Decorating

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE New, Reno, Interior, Green

8055 2004 ACURA RSX type S 89 k looks grt, 2nd owner, maint, no accid. 12,900. 604-765-5299

Cleaning

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. 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 2006 NISSAN Sentra SE, 4 dr, 4 cyl, 1.8L, auto, white, 86,500 kms, CD, ac, loaded, tilt, cruise $10,000. 604-762-4107 2007 TOYOTA Camry, red, auto, 6 cyl, exc cond, like new, 24,000 kms, $20,000. 604-464-4172

9515

Boats

H.C. Office / House Cleaning Quality & Experience. Bonded & Insured. 604-725-0856 RESIDENTIAL & office cleaning service available. 17 years experience. 604-272-3307 Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993

8060

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

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

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722 RECEIVERSHIP SALE: 28 Ft. Custom Built Aluminum Landing Craft. Twin Yamaha 350 hp outboards with 13 hours only. With or without 32’triple axel Highliner trailer. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty 250-217-4817 or email: marty.eakins@hmpltd.com

604-275-2277

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

Removal FREEScrap/Car

HOUR 2Service From Call

1998 VW Passat, requires trans work, exc. cond, 114,000 mi. 4 dr, 6 cyl $2500 obo, 604-288-5831

1990 F250 4x4, canopy, well kept mechanically, good tires, great for work, $2500, 604-940-1580

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A powerful week for relationships,marriage,businesspartnerships,dealing with the public, opportunities, possible fame. What transpires now will have “sweet echoes” for three months. Love relationships are helped by October’s high level of sexual desire. Business partnerships might go through a process of re-arrangement, buyout, or balancing of assets/ownership. (All through October, with “lingering trailers” to January 2011.) Be diplomatic, flexible; if you insist on your way, you might turn opportunities into refusals, potential partners into competitors. Romance Sunday! Taurus April 20-May 20: The monthly emphasis lies on employment, chores, machinery, dependents and health. A new job can arise Wednesday onward. An important affectionate relationship might be developing – although you could begin to have a few mild doubts about your commitment to this bond. The same might be said about a contract, negotiation, relocation opportunity, or litigation. This indecision is due to a temporary factor. By late November, December, you’ll return to certainty about bonding with a person, place, agreement, etc., so remain optimistic. Excitement or disagreement grows Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Romance (with a coworker?) pleasure, beauty are at the top of your wish list. You’re on a winning streak – you can succeed in speculation, gaming, sports and creative ventures. All these, from romance to creativity, are marked by a new sobriety, slowness and carefulness. Good, these will eventually bring depth, strength and durability to any love or venture you undertake. Your health needs attention. Your career ambitions will get an autumn boost (be active but patient: fastest progress comes in December). Rest early week. Wednesday to Saturday brings romantic (et al) excitement!

1990 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr h/b, white/blue, auto, 11,000 km on eng rebuild $1200. 604-732-7974

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Family Owned & Operated

6605

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

2007 CHEV Silverado HD2500 6 spd auto, trlr pkg, white, most options, ns, np, no accid, 1 owner,

No Wheels No Problem

Sports & Imports

1990 MERCEDES 300E, auto, gold, local, exquisitely maintained, all records, new paint, 4 snow tires, sunroof, trailer hitch no rust $3800obo 604-528-1255

Scrap Car Removal

2 BR grnd lvl, newer home @ 4th & Granville, np, ns, no ldry, refs, priv ent, $850 incl heat/ hydro, suit single, couple neg. 604-244-7862

RMD 2 br bsmt ste, #5 & Williams, nr schools, mall, bus. $900 incl, no wd, np, ns, Nov. 604-448-9357 4 BR rancher, 3bath, 2500sf, now laminate, nr Hugh Boyd School & Park, ns $2500, 604-828-2268

Collectibles & Classics

Pays $150 minimum

WRMD 1 BR concrete, reno’d, new paint/flooring, $900 incl utils, pool, prkg, ns, np. 604-241-2389

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9110

NAIL TECH space avail in Skincare Spa, located #3 & Francis. lots of walk-in. Rent $500/mo. For info contact 604-241-9995

QUIET, CLEAN, large furn’d rm, prkg, np suit mature working male $500 incl utils/net, 604-277-6002 THE DOCKYARDS − River Front − 2 BR Townhomes & Apts Starting from $1450 / mo. Queensborough • New West. Call 604-307-8330 www.DockyardsLiving.ca

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your charisma, energy, effectiveness and confidence soar, especially Wednesday afternoon to the weekend. Get out, start major projects, tackle difficult situations. See and be seen – be there in person. You’ll impress others. A sensual relationship attracts you all autumn – or you might pursue a luxury purchase. Either way, don’t be discouraged if mild delays occur next week to midto late November: success will still be the outcome. Sunday’s social, happy. But retreat, rest and plan mid-day Monday to mid-day Wednesday. If you have to insist Monday, it signals future incompatibility. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Rest, lie low, replenish energies. Life is sending a mixed message: your sexual/partnership magnetism is high, but the energy you need to act on it is low. Reflect on what you really want in love, so when your energy rises (Oct. 23 onward) you can chase the right person. There’s no rush – your unusual attractiveness will last into early January. Meanwhile, attend to neglected duties, governmental or institutional contacts, and administrative chores. Follow charitable urges. Drink spiritual breaths, envision your future. Tuesday, happiness! Saturday highlights that magnetism! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Wishes come true, but in a quiet, sober way. Optimism, light romance, popularity, entertainment and social joys fill this month. Many of your deepest desires stay hidden, which can lead to a clandestine attraction, or might simply leave you quiet and contemplative despite your happiness. Realize that now to late 2012, your real wish is for money. Start thinking of ways to make this one come true. Your real estate luck returns, now to late January. Sunday’s mellow, loving. Monday brings a disagreement about money and the future. Midweek offers joy, friends. Rest, Friday eve, Saturday.

8075

Drywall

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8080

Electrical

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

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

8087

Excavating

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

Oct. 3 - Oct. 9 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent lies on ambition, career, prestige relationships, your status in the community.You’ll meet with bigwigs or authorities, or feel their influence, especially Wednesday to Friday. If meeting, put on your charm – your social skills are tops now into next January. You might meet a “just right” romantic prospect in a group – if Monday to Wednesday, he/she will be obviously drawn to you. If late month – Oct. 22 to 24 — you will be the pursuer. Life’s depths, sex, finances, major commitments intrigue you Sunday. Wisdom Monday/Tuesday. Happiness Friday eve, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: For you, October is always loving, gentle, wise and compassionate. But this October your sweet mood can be slightly sullied by either 1) a temptation to use romance as a rung on the ladder of ambition, or 2) frustration that true love is unavailable. Realize that temptation and denial/ frustration are two manifestations of the same thing. (True love is never denied, but blocked by temptation.) Or, you might find true love now, especially Sunday (opposites attract) Monday-Wednesday (lust) Wednesday-Friday (gentle mind-meld) or Friday/ Saturday (nervous romance). An interesting week! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You swim in life’s depths now: subconscious urges rise, your dreams intrigue, hunches prove accurate – rely on them when making consequential decisions. Commitments are serious, in finances, intimacy, lifestyle areas. What you do now can change your life. That applies particularly to love of a marriage/wedding kind, and to legal affairs touching on earnings and/or possessions (Friday/Saturday). A few months ago you had powerful ambitions, optimism about your prospects – grab those again, because you’re on a lucky four-month roll in career, worldly ambitions. Opportunities Tuesday! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


The Richmond News October 1, 2010 A27

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Gutters

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

604-244-9446 Established 1963

8130

8155

Landscaping

SIGNATURE Landscaping Ltd.

For all:

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Fences Retaining Walls Landscaping 10 yrs exp. Quality work Driveways

Mike Rai 604-719-1550

8160

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

For anything Yard Related!

TOTAL LAWN CARE

HANDYMAN & Renos, Ext & int, 26 yrs exp. Additions, bsmts. To save money call 778-885-0771

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Landscaping

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Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288

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8185

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Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Magic Star Painting Top Quality Quick Work 3 ROOMS

360

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

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

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020

LAWN MOWING, summer cleanup trim hedges, power wash Will beat any price! 604-961-0278

AJK MOVING Ltd. Delivery, storage. No job too small or big. Clean-up, garage, basement. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072

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MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

8220

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

AFFORDABLE RENOVATION

Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement Custom Cabinets & Countertops

Plumbing

8250

Roofing

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8255

Rubbish Removal

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8255

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8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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8335

Window Cleaning

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

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A28 October 1, 2010 The Richmond News

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Richmond News October 1 2010  

Richmond News October 1 2010

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