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City to alter B&B bylaw
Opposition to the Seabreeze may have backfired. The city’s planing committee recommends switching from a zoning to a licensing scheme for B&Bs, which will leave neighbours with little input.
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A soccer coach who has been volunteering his free time to coach his kids’ teams in Richmond for eight years is now not even allowed to enter the field. The coach, who doesn’t want to be named, refuses to have his fingerprints taken by the RCMP as part of new criminal record check rules. BC Soccer changed its policy in June, ordering all its member associations, such as the Richmond Youth Soccer Association (RYSA), to have its employees and coaches go through criminal record checks, as already happens in minor hockey and baseball. But the RCMP, in August, also changed its rules, with red flags now popping up if the birth date of someone being checked matches that of a known sex offender. The coach, who should be coaching his son’s U14 team this fall season, said he
was shocked when the RCMP asked for his prints. “I’ve never been in an RCMP office in my life and when I got asked to give a fingerprint in front of my son, I was humiliated,” he said. “Perhaps if the procedure was explained to me beforehand, I might have reacted differently. “The only thing I’ve ever been guilty of is speeding, so I’ve no problem doing a criminal record check.” Asked how he now feels at not being allowed on the field to coach the team, he said, “It hurts. It seems like I’ve been fired from my second job.” The RCMP changed the criminal record check procedure after it realized that an individual could potentially avoid being linked to their pardoned sex offence if he/she used a different name during the checks. To close the loophole, police now see RYSA page 4
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Benjamin Warland may have had a reputation for violence, and may have started the fight that ended his life Jan. 31, 2009. But that didn’t give his killer, Joshua Berner, the right to deliver the fatal knife jab to the head that killed him, said Crown prosecutor Brian MacFarlane.
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Staunch opposition to B&B may have backfired BY A LAN CAMPBELL
City to drop zoning requirement, ask for business license instead
John Falcus’s controversial bid to expand his bed and breakfast in a quiet south-west Richmond seaview cul-de-sac was thrown out at city hall this week. But if his neighbours — many of whom have been embroiled in a bitter dispute with the B&B owner for more than a year — think their perceived troubles are over, their joy may be short-lived. Indeed, the staunch opposition from some of the residents of Springside Place to the Seabreeze Guest House’s rezoning application may have back-fired. In recognition of his neighbours’ dislike of his operation, Falcus, after a summer of discontent and failed mediations, had downsized his rezoning bid from three bedrooms and six guests to two bedrooms and four guests. After hearing once more of the neighbourhood’s “fears,” city council’s planning committee on Tuesday denied his rezoning application. In its place, however, committee
directed staff to bring an amendment to the B&B bylaw, allowing three bedrooms with up to six guests in all single family homes, provided they have a valid business license. “This is a good thing for the city as the licensing process makes more sense than rezoning and it’s consistent with other cities,” said Falcus, who was supported at the meeting by many of Richmond’s fellow B&B owners. “The recom— John mendation for businesses to have three bedrooms with six people will benefit the other operators. “I think a lot of the neighbours’ concerns will be alleviated by this.” Falcus might struggle to find a neighbour who agrees, however, as a string of fearful and often angry Springside Place residents lined up to articulate their opposition. Neighbour after neighbour
spoke to fears about their safety, and that of their children, from “transient B&B strangers,” about a potential dip in property prices and how the feud is stressing them out. One neighbour even expressed concerns about the safety of the children that she and her husband are thinking of having. Some said cars were whipping up and down the cul-de-sac, but did not know if they belonged to guests of the Seabreeze. A promise Falcus was also made to “become more militant” if Falcus was allowed to continue his B&B operation. Another neighbour has been taking down license plates of people she believed were staying at the Seabreeze B&B, when it was thought Falcus had taken in more than his two-guest limit. Over the past month, they’ve
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erected large signs on their property with “B&B in cul-de-sacs” written in a red no-go traffic circle. All of them said their opposition to the B&B was nothing personal against Falcus. “We just don’t want a B&B in our street,” one said. A frequent guest of the B&B, who lives on Vancouver Island but owns a business in Richmond, said he feels as if he’s crossing a picket line when he comes to stay. “I feel as if there’s eyes watching me all the time.” The guest added that Falcus goes out of his way to remind his customers to be respectful of the neighbours and the street. Should the amendment to the city’s B&B bylaw be approved by full council later this year, Falcus said he intends to apply for the business license. “I don’t anticipate many problems with meeting the criteria for the license,” he said. see Mediator page 5
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spokeswoman added. “I really believe it’s an invasion of privacy,” said the soccer coach. “A standard criminal record check should be sufficient. Other mechanisms must be able to achieve this, other than fingerprinting. “The experience, I’m told, is quite degrading.” After subsequently hearing of the reasons for the RCMP now asking for fingerprints from people who are red flagged, he said he hasn’t ruled out going back to get another check done. “Possibly. Time heals, doesn’t it,” he added.
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However, RYSA’s vicechair, Ruth Balfour, said most of the coaches who did go through with the fingerprinting were not happy about it. “Many of them have been getting their fingerprints taken and it does seem a bit unfair,” she said. “Before, it was just a risk management form, but we need to be doing our best to comply with the rules from BC Soccer. “Of the ones who went through with the fingerprinting, some feel it’s a violation of their privacy.” She added that without
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“He got into fights,” he said. “He could be belligerent. He could be obnoxious.” An ex-girlfriend, however, testified to having been beaten up by Warland, resulting in a black eye, swollen lip and bruises to the face. Though Warland had several charges against him, they were minor, and unlike Berner, he never served jail time. Berner served two jail terms, and testified that it was in jail where he learned to fight aggressively to protect himself. It’s unclear what provoked the fight. Berner and Olegario claim there had been no beef with Warland, who simply attacked them without provocation — a claim MacFarlane dismissed. “There must have been something between the two of them that provoked the punch,” he said. Ultimately, even if Warland started the fight and even if he did pull a knife, MacFarlane pointed out that Berner himself testified that he eventually got the upper hand and could have stopped short of stabbing Warland in the head. “The law allows you to do what you have to do ... and you use no more force than is necessary,” he said. “The law does not allow him to stab Mr. Warland in the head to get the fight to end.This should never have been a fight to the death.”
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Berner) nearby. Police, having received a call about two young men fighting, arrived within minutes and spoke to Olegario and Berner then let them go. RCMP did not realize there was a third person involved — Warland — who lay dying in a swale in the front yard of a house on Cambie. Berner and Olegario did not tell police about Warland — actions the Crown found questionable, and which Tarnow conceded was “stupid.” The knife that killed Warland was never recovered. Berner claimed he dropped it at the scene, and Tarnow said anything might have happened to it as the crime scene was unsecure for up to an hour and a half. “It’s more likely that he threw it somewhere or hid it somewhere,” MacFarlane argued. The court heard testimony from Warland’s ex-girlfriend that he had a collection of knives, and when asked if he carried a knife, Tarnow said “the answer was: ‘pretty much all of the time.’” Tarnow called 11 witnesses, several of whom testified — some of them reluctantly — to Warland’s explosive temper. “He had a high propensity for violence,” he said. MacFarlane downplayed that propensity, saying that, at worst, Warland was obnoxious.
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Five-year-olds attending all-day kindergarten for the first time are adapting well to being in school all day, and so far the school system is also coping with the new demand. “I think we’ve been really pleasantly surprised with this year,” assistant superintendent Nancy Brennan told trustees Monday during a briefing on the implementation of all-day kindergarten. Roughly half of the district’s kindergarten students are enrolled in all-day kindergarten. Next year, all kindergarten students will have no choice but to either attend all-day kindergarten or not attend at all, and older students will be shuffled into portable classrooms to make way for them. School officials worried a full day of school might be a challenge for some students. “These little tykes are adapting much better than we planned for,” Brennan said. Schools implemented a gradual entry plan, in which students are introduced to school in small groups for shorter periods of time for the first week. Of the 1,367 students enrolled this year in kindergarten in Richmond, 659 are in all-day kindergarten. Next year, all kindergarten students will have to spend a full day in class, as there will be no half-day options. Parents who feel a feel a whole day is too much for a five-year-old do have the option of not enrolling their child, as kindergarten is not mandatory. Of the 42 all-day kindergarten classes, 14 of them are split classes, with kindergarten students in the same class as Grade 1 students. Full implementation of all-day kindergarten in the 20112012 school year will require older students to be moved
Mediator: Resolved nothing Continued from page 3 “I will probably have to provide things like onsite parking, but I don’t see that being a problem.” Asked about his neighbours’ safety fears, Falcus said he still doesn’t know, after a year, what is it they’re scared of. “In my conversations with the neighbours, through the mediator, I never got to the bottom of what their concerns were,” he said. “On the street, we have two really vocal neighbours. Other than them, I think the rest are more understanding
and will come round.” Before committee reached its decision, the city’s director of development, Brian Jackson, told how the fire department, the RCMP and the city’s transportation staff had been asked to look into the history of parking safety issues with regard to B&Bs in Richmond. None had recorded any such issues. Jackson spoke about a city-hired mediator being brought in over the summer to try to solve some of the issues between Falcus and his neighbours.
“There has been an outreaching by the operator to his neighbours and a facilitator was also brought in. But there has been no change of opinion and there continues to be opposition,” he said. Jackson added that, according to research, bed and breakfast guests in the city generate between $3 million and $6 million per year, by visiting bars, stores and restaurants. However, he did warn that “the current (rezoning) process doesn’t work and only pits neighbour versus neighbour.”
RTA: Worried about burnout Continued from page 3 early to say just how teachers are coping with this year’s reduced resources. “I hear they’re getting stressed,” he said. “My concern is that we have teachers who will suffer burnout.” Even before the cuts came, teachers were complaining about things like class size and the extra work that goes into working with a computer system that was intended to streamline their workload — BCeSIS. The program was designed to consolidate things like attendance
and report cards in a province-wide data base. But the system is so inadequate and slow that many teachers report that they either can’t log on, or that it takes more time than it ever did before. “It’s old, it’s klunky,” Klassen said. Taking attendance has gone from a three minute exercise, to one that now takes 10 to 15 minutes, Klassen said, “if you can log in.” Klassen said the problems with BCeSIS is just one of many compounding demands that is making
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othing packs a committee room like a contentious rezoning. But the rezoning of the Seabreeze Guesthouse on Springside Place has become unusually nasty and personal. The city hired a mediator to try to resolve the differences between the B&B’s owner, John Falcus, and his neighbours on the cul-de-sac where his B&B is located. According to a city staff report, the mediator concluded that “no compromise is possible and the majority of the cul-de-sac residents will not be happy until the existing B&B operations, and Mr. Falcus, are gone.” So the planning committee’s decision to drop the rezoning altogether and move instead to a business licensing scheme was a bit of a game changer. Now, instead of a two-bedroom, four-guest limit (a compromise Falcus had agreed to), Falcus and all other B&Bs in Richmond will — if a licensing scheme is approved — be able to have up to three bedrooms and six guests, and their neighbours will have little to say about it. Licensing will mean that any time someone wants to turn their house into a B&B, all they will have to do is apply for a business licence. There will be no site-specific rezoning required and, hence, no public hearing. Neighbours will have little say. At the same time, licensing is a powerful tool for the city. B&B owners will have to ensure their business conforms to certain guidelines regarding things like parking. If it doesn’t, it can have its licences suspended or revoked. Moreover, once a house is rezoned for a B&B, that zoning remains in place no matter who owns the property or how many times it changes hands. Under licensing, a B&B owner must apply for a licence every year. This battle is not over yet. City council still has to ratify the planning committee’s recommendation to change the city’s whole approach to B&Bs from a zoning to a licensing scheme. We’re sure Falcus’ opponents will be out in force. But this is no longer a parochial debate, but rather a city-wide one in which the pros and cons of B&Bs in general will be weighed.
Green Can program stinks The Editor, When the City of Richmond introduced the “Green Can” food waste recycling, my family was very enthusiastic about participating — as they always are when it comes to keeping the environment clean. I went and purchased a Green Can to comply with the requirements. Has it worked for me? Apparently not. On two occasions I have had to place the Green Can containing putrefying food waste in my garage until the following day. On the first occasion, there was a tag saying the waste contained non food material. On inspecting the contents of the can, it was apparent that the prawn shells in the food waste had been mistaken for plastic. On the second occasion, there was no tag to explain why the contents of my Green Can had not been taken. On other occasions, the Green Can was not collected because it probably weighed a little more than 20 kilograms with the garden trimmings. It is now necessary for me to purchase a weigh scale to comply with the 20 kilogram limit. In my opinion, it would have been better to limit the size of the can (which is 80 litres) to 40 litres, than to limit the weight. Whoever put the weight limit on the size of the can has no idea of how much food waste is generated by an average family. A 20-litre dry-wall bucket is more than adequate and cheaper than a Green Can plus a weigh scale. I have finally concluded that in order to avoid a stinking garage, it is better to dispose food waste with the other garbage. Glen Heredia Richmond
We can all be thankful for something This weekend, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday I’ve always appreciated for its secular nature. It’s not a religious holiday, but rather it’s just a day to reap the rewards of hard work in the harvest and to spend time with loved ones eating a marvelous feast. I admit sometimes it can be tough to focus on the positive and figure out what to give thanks for. Afterall, we live in a world where global warming is a real possibility, food is genetically engineered and trucked in from thousands of miles away and the economy is still stuck in the toilet. We live in a world where a teen girl can be raped by more than one teen boy while a dozen others watch, and at least one boy records the event and posts it on the Internet. Then, a week later, a 15-year-old is killed while walking in broad daylight through a crowded park. Yes, it can be tough to see the positive in what can be a nasty world filled with bad news. But really, most of us need to give our heads a shake and realize just how lucky we’ve got it. If you’re healthy, give thanks for your health.
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Once you lose your health, nothing else really matters. So look after it, and be thankful if you’ve still got it. Instead of vegging out this weekend eating junk food, why not give thanks for your healthy body and feed it some local, organic food and get outside for a walk, a cycle or a run. That would be a true way of saying thanks for your vitality. If you’ve got a family, be thankful for that. Many people don’t; they live alone and have no one to talk to, to love or to argue with. If you don’t have a family, try to form some relationships through your community; friends can be just as close as relatives and can serve the same role in your life. If you’re not feeling all that thankful this weekend, try reaching out to someone you know. You may be amazed at how much the human connection can improve your mood, and change your outlook. If there’s someone you need to apologize to, do it now.
If you see your family this long weekend, try not to get caught up in all of the sibling rivalry and family politics that so often colour these gatherings. Enjoy the people you have, and let them know you love them; that’s a true Thanksgiving. If you’ve got a job, that’s definitely something to be thankful for. These days, jobs are scarce, they’re insecure and they’re volatile. If you’re securely employed, be grateful. Work hard and do your best as your way of saying, “Hey thanks for the opportunity, and the paycheque.” If you’ve got a home, be thankful for that. Even if it’s not perfect, it’s surely better than living on the street as hundreds of people in the Lower Mainland do. I intend to spend at least a little time this long weekend tidying my house up as a way of expressing my gratitude that I have a safe, cozy home to call my own. Most of us can find something to be thankful for, and this holiday is a chance to slow down for a bit and remember all the good things. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Comments and questions welcome at tracy. email@example.com.
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understand it is automatically brought up when searching other issues unrelated to any violent issues. In other words it is not “searched” 11,000 times a day as Peschisolido would have us believe. He again goes on to mislead the public with crediting half of police deaths killed in the line of duty were with rifles over the past few years. So if there is eight deaths, four were at Mayerthorpe, again misleading, as a rifle was used once. It would be my guess that this rifle was NOT registered and even if it was the registry could not and would not have prevented those deaths or any other. By keeping the registry, Peschisolido can only hope to harass and tax the innocent because, as we all know, criminals do not register their guns. Personally, I would like to know what all these socialist politicians are so scared of that they have to seize all the guns in Canada, but that’s another subject. To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin: Those who would give up their freedoms for a little security deserve neither. Mr. Peschisolido should recognize the importance of presenting facts if he is planning on representing Richmondites in Ottawa, not just his misleading spin on the issues. Gary Nelson Richmond
The Editor: Re: “Wong challenged to debate,” Letters, Oct. 6. The letter published by liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido has a number of misleading issues and I would like to give my opinion on some of his statements. First of all, he accuses the Conservative government of attempting to find a “wedge issue” to divide Canadians. I think this is wrong. Ownership of a gun is a right, always has been and always should be. Nobody should be harassed, taxed, fined, labelled or questioned unless they have committed an offence that would justify such action. The democratic principle of “innocent until proven guilty” is prominent here. It is the Liberal party that has made this a wedge issue by infringing on the rights of Canadians. Next he goes on to demand the rationale behind the elimination of the registry. The registry, which is for the confiscation of long guns, is just another in a long line of freedoms lost and Mr. Peschisolido should be taken to task for that, not Ms. Wong for preserving our rights. Mr. Peschisolido goes on to declare the registry “cost effective”, yet nobody can cite a case where one crime was prevented or one criminal being caught by the registry after billions (at least five and probably 10) have been spent. He goes on to say that the police use it 11,000 times a day. This is false. I
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This Sunday, the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Farm invites you to take part in a Global Work Party for Climate Change. This is the community’s chance to help the nonprofit organization build permanent beds that will provide drainage and will allow earlier planting in the season, and later into the fall. Organized by 350.org, the Global Work Party is taking place in communities around the world. Climate change poses a serious challenge to farmers worldwide, through drought, floods, drastic and unpredictable weather patterns, rising water levels, salination, and other changes in the environment. Farmers’ ability to adapt to these changes and continue to sustain local food systems, depends on ongoing problem-solving, new farming strategies, and most of all, community support. This season’s heavy record-setting rains in the spring and again in the fall have created new challenges for the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Farm. The flooding and drainage problems sharply reduced the amount of food the organization was able to grow and deliver to the food bank. In addition, the farm was unable to sustain a year-round harvest. Therefor, the Sharing Farm is implementing a new approach to deal with flooding fields. Permanent raised beds will allow the Sharing Farm to try a no-till approach, avoiding unnecessary compaction of soil,
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while many families can barely afford $1000 per month for a roof over their heads. B.C. has the highest cost of living and the lowest minimum wage in Canada. It should be no surprise then JUSTICE that the numbers of people in B.C. on low incomes who need affordable housing continue to increase. The government knows that poverty affects women, seniors, new immigrants and singleparent families more than the rest of the population. This is why they provide income tax relief, subsidies and/or tax credits to lowincome families and individuals. But none of this helps ease the burden of high cost housing if there just isn’t enough housing to go around. Add to this the housing needs of the working poor making minimum wage (about $16,000 a year) and there is no way the affordable rental market is keeping up with the demand. The City of Richmond is well aware of the housing problem and is in the process of implementing its Affordable Housing Strategy. The strategy depends on developers taking on the challenge of building affordable units. So far the City has negotiated 233 affordable rental and 132 market rental units with various developers. Three-hundred sixty-five units will certainly help but they are a drop in the bucket to what is required. See Non-proﬁts page 14
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In the past I’ve written about the lack of affordable housing options in Richmond and said we should collectively do something about it. So I’m pleased to see Richmond is having our very SOCIAL own Housing Forum called, and I love this title, “Building Hope.” It is sponsored by the Richmond Social Services Advisory Committee and the Richmond Poverty Response Committee and will be held at Richmond City Hall Oct. 29 and all day Oct. 30. The forum is hosting a number of special guest speakers and workshop leaders with education and experience in dealing with a variety of housing issues, including social housing and shelters, affordable rental and market housing as well as co-op and other ownership models. Richmond residents will get to hear about innovative ideas and concrete actions that have worked in other cities. I hope this forum will start the conversation on building a “made-in-Richmond” housing solutions. I see such a dichotomy in this city. Here we have million-dollar condos and a jet pet resort for our wealthy residents, yet one out of five Richmond residents (about 37,000) live below the poverty line, many of them children. In Richmond the puppies of the wealthy can be pampered for up to $1000 per day
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charities or volunteering or making a difference in the workplace, it all still comes back to the relationships we have with others and, more importantly, the relationship we have with ourselves. When we can love ourselves for who we really are, then we have the capacity to love others for who they are, and we begin to express ourselves this way in the world. When you can be open and let love guide the relationships in your life, you can then begin to discover the impact you can actually have in the world. Mahatma Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world.” So, I ask you to begin today to be mindful of how you interact with all beings in your life, from those you love, to strangers at a checkout counter, to people with whom you have conflict. Make a conscious decision to always live from a place of loving kindness and then see the changes that take place in your life and those around you. Lorraine Wilson facilitates mindfulness meetings every Monday at 7:30 (Thanksgiving excluded) Drop in fee of $15.at the United Church, 3720 Broadway Street, Steveston.
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ing. Notice how you respond to people throughout your day, and be aware of how you treat KEEP IT some people differently than others. Do you give everyone your full attention? Just because one person behaves in a certain way, doesn’t that mean we should also fuel the fire by expressing ourselves in the same manner? We’ve all experienced people are who loving, compassionate, gentle and thoughtful. Chances are, we’ve also known people who are angry and just downright rude, but when we can reflect loving kindness to another human being, no matter what their expression, a shift is possible. When you practice loving kindness, you may begin to notice that your interactions with others changes because it is very difficult for the ego to survive when love is authentically present. So the question is, how do you want to be in this world? Do you want to always live from a place of loving kindness, no matter what, and will you? We all have the ability to
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It is understandable developers are reluctant to take the risk right now-business needs to make a profit. This probably means we need to consider other models, such as partnerships with not-for-profit societies or other strategies. Then efforts can be coordinated to provide more housing options and “build hope” for all Richmond residents. Register for “Building Hope” on-line at www. richmondprc.org/housingforum-2010 or by mail at the Richmond Food Bank, #100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, V6X 2A7. The cost is $20.
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Relive the 17 extraordinary days in February, 2010 with a special commemorative book to be published by the City of Richmond in association with the Richmond News. Richmond’s Olympic Journey will tell the story of the Richmond Olympic Oval, the Richmond O
Zone and the community’s participation in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. “The Olympic Games were an incredible, oncein-a-lifetime event for our community,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Nearly everyone has a special memory of the Games. Richmond’s Olympic Journey will be a great keepsake that will help our community keep
those great memories alive.” The book, which will feature many of The News’ Olympic Daily front pages (below), will take readers inside the rings to learn the stories of Richmond’s remarkable six-year journey to the 2010 Games as we built the oval and prepared to welcome the world to our doorsteps. see Copies page 17
We want to talk with parents, family members, service providers, professionals and individuals on the spectrum to learn more about your needs in the Vancouver area, and find out how the Pacific Autism Centre Society (PACS) can help address those needs. What is the PAFC? This is a new parent and community-driven initiative, led by the not-for-profit PACS, to help all British Columbians affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental disabilities.
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Community Copies: Ready next month Continued from page 16 The book will tell the whole story from becoming an Olympic Venue City to the inspirational and thrilling Canadian victories at the oval to dramatic performances at the O Zone. With a cast of characters from Olympic heroes to the people of Richmond, Richmond’s Olympic Journey will be a memento to treasure for generations. Hundreds of colourful photos by award-winning photographers will bring the story to life. Commentary is provided by award-winning writer Ted Townsend, who, as the city’s communications manager, had both a front row seat and behind the scenes access in chronicling Richmond’s Olympic journey.
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Richmond’s Olympic Journey is being made available to the public through a partnership with the Richmond News. Pre-sale orders are now being taken. Order before Oct. 21 and the price is just $34.95 (plus HST) for this premium quality, 120-page, coffee table-style book. After, Oct. 21, the price rises to $39.95 per copy (plus HST). Copies will be available for pick-up in late November from the Richmond News or delivery can be arranged for an additional charge. To order your copy of Richmond’s Olympic Journey see the special ads in the Richmond News, drop by their office at 5731 No. 3 Road or visit www. richmond-news.com and click on the Olympic Keepsake Book link on the right-hand side of their home page.
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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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In the second of a series of four, the News highlights Youth Connections, an after-school program for children and youth with disabilities. It’s one of many programs the Richmond Society for Community Living offers.
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sleepovers,” said Clowes, adding each night, Kelyn receives growth hormone injection and takes anxiety pills. “For the most of the part, without this program, Kelyn would have little to no peer interactions.” She smiles and added: “She’s absolutely thriving here and it enables Kelyn to do things that I am not able to do because of financial problems.” No one is turned down due to financial hardship, said Lisa Cowell, spokeswoman for the RSCL. “There are government subsidies available for families,” said Cowell. Kelyn attends Youth Connections for two hours
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Giggling and hugging each other, best friends 14year-old Kelyn Clowes and Katelyn McPhedrian, 16, dramatically roll their eyes when asked about boys. “I’m kinda boy crazy,” said Kelyn with a grin and mischievous look in her eyes. “I have a crush on two guys right now.” Katelyn looks at her best friend and shakes her head. “My friends bug me because I’m not boycrazy,” said Katelyn, who is in Grade 11 at Hugh Boyd. “I prefer to bug the boys while they are doing their homework.” Seconds later, after being egged on by Kelyn, she sheepishly said that she’s “crazy for High School Musical’s Zac Efron.” Typical teenage girls talking about boy crushes. In many ways, Kelyn and Katelyn are ordinary teens; the only difference
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for myself.” That was four years ago. “I just love coming here and I love all of them, they are so special.” Both Liu and Boznik went on to say that many people don’t realize how much potential youth with disabilities have. “They just need opportunities and support and they will surprise you with what they can achieve,” said Boznik. Case in point: At the end of this past summer, Kelyn, Katelyn and three other girls — two in wheelchairs — put on their own version of High School Musical to the delight of staff and parents. “It was absolutely fantastic … the girls lip-synced and danced, I was so proud,” said Clowes. As we shake hands goodbye, Clowes adds one more thing. “Yesterday, Kelyn told me that when she grows up, she’s going to move in with her friend Emily,” said Clowes. “She said to me ‘mom, my friend Emily is in a wheelchair and so when we move in together I will be able to help her put her shoes on.”
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Richmond pilot Bill Gillies, standing, along with Richmond teacher Doug Sherritt and Grade 6 students Christopher Gillies and Madigan Sherritt both from Westwind school, led a field trip with 138 students from East Vancouver to Britannia mines for a fun-filled day.
John Kay, president of Quilchena Golf and Country Club, presented a cheque for $31,203 to Joan Cowderoy, executive director of CHIMO Crisis Services. Over the past 16 years, the club’s fundraising tournament has donated more than $230,000 to CHIMO. CHIMO provides a number of vital services, including telephone crisis lines, a safe shelter for women and children fleeing violence at home and workshops for Richmond students in grades 6 through 12, including suicide awareness, stress management and anti-bullying.
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Eight-year-old Angela Chuang , a fourth grader at Maple Lane elementary, won a gold medal in the youth category (ages nine and under) at the 2010 Seattle International Piano Competition. During the competition, Angela was also awarded a special prize — Best Performance of a Waltze by Chopin. PHOTO SUBMITTED
The Richmond Fruit Tree Project, along with St. Alban’s Community Meal and Green Bricks Education Society, each received a $10,000 Community Project Grants from Vancity. Richmond Fruit Tree Project’s Karen Dar Woon and Mary Gazetas, right, are pictured receiving their cheque from Wendy Holm, of Vancity. The funds will go towards the food production project to supply the Food Bank.
Shopper’s Drug Mart’s 9th Annual Tree of Life fundraising campaign ends Oct. 15. Last year, the campaign raised $11,711, which supported women’s health issues at Richmond Hospital. For the third year in a row the Richmond Hospital Foundation is the beneficiary, with funds earmarked for equipment which will help fight breast cancer. Shoppers Drug Mart customers can purchase and personalize their own “leaf ” for a loonie, “maple leaf ” for $5 or an “apple” for $50 which will be displayed at the store’s Tree of Life. PHOTO SUBMITTED
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Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Coun. Ken Johnston received an award on behalf of the city after it got an honorable mention in the Partnerships Tourism category during the 107th Annual UBCM Convention in Whistler.
The Rotary Club of Richmond recently welcomed Ray Klinginsmith, president of Rotary International, to its 2010 district 5040 Rotary Foundation Dinner.
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When it comes to the new Honda CR-Z, it’s hard to know where to start. There are just too many things to say about it, and the vast majority of them are very, very good. So let’s get the issues out of the way…all two of them. First off, the blind spots are not good, as one would expect from a car with the tiniest of rear windows. Honda compensated with side mirrors that have a wider field of view, but this car should really have a blind-spot detection system. Second, it doesn’t come in red, or green, or yellow…anything remotely exciting. Instead, the 500 CR-Zs that Honda Canada
will import for the 2011 model year come in white, blue, or grey—perfectly reasonable colours that show off the car’s styling nicely, but don’t do much for the senses. Put those two minor concerns aside, however, and this might be the most interesting and
exciting car to ever come out in a long time. Borrowing its profile from the beloved CRX coupe sold in the 80’s and 90’s, the CR-Z is Honda’s first retro-inspired car, and it’s absolutely true to its heritage. The small and
lightweight CRX was a joy to drive thanks to its great dynamics and brisk acceleration—it wouldn’t win a drag race with a Mustang, but was hard to beat on a tight course with lots of corners. Better yet it was a great value, offering affordable and fuel-efficient transportation with a sporty attitude.
Though larger and heavier than its ancestor, the CR-Z is still diminutive by today’s standards and offers handling that’s almost—but not quite—as good. As for fuel-efficiency, well, that’s where the hybrid powertrain comes in. Equipped with Honda’s latest version of Integrated Motor Assist, the CR-Z isn’t just an 80’s throwback; it’s the world’s first sport hybrid. You could even say that it’s a fusion of the
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Design The CR-Z’s “One-motion wedge” body design comes across as a fusion of three different cars: the profile of the CRZ, nose from the recently retired S2000 convertible, and split-glass rear window found on the current Insight (and 90’s CRX). The most controversial design cue is definitely the rear; the curving section of dark-tinted, vertical glass looks odd from a lot of angles. It’s definitely better
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A 3-D speedometer that projects the digital readout through a tinted circle such that it appears to float on the display is one of the CR-Z’s more distinctive features. system to save power.
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Sports Ast paces Canadians to weekend sweep of Blazers Richmond product finishes with 7 points in 2 games
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Greater Vancouver Canadians crash the Thompson Blazers net during last Sunday’s 8-1 win in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action.
Soccer tourneys feature over 200 teams It’s one of the biggest weekends for youth soccer in the city with the Richmond Soccer Association and the Richmond Girls Soccer Association hosting their respective Thanksgiving Tournaments. Combined, the events have over 200 teams and approximately 3000 athletes participating. These tournaments are
always very popular drawing teams from as far away as Chilliwack and consistently prove to be an exciting attraction for the long weekend. Soccer will be played from divisions U11-U18 on most available fields all over Richmond — the tournament’s three main hubs — Hugh Boyd, Minoru and South Arm Park.
The Greater Vancouver Canadians made it five wins in six games to begin the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season after feasting on the struggling Thompson Blazers last weekend. The Canadians outscored the winless Blazers 13-2 in the two-game sweep, including an 8-1 thrashing last Sunday in Ladner. The final score might have actually flattered the visitors as Vancouver led 5-0 after 20 minutes and produced all eight with seven minutes still remaining in the second period. Vancouver Giants prospect Anthony Ast led the way with a hat trick. The Richmond native also chipped in with one assist. He was the Giants top pick in last spring’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Jeremy Gossard added a goal and a helper, while Nolan Kinney, Bryce Eviston. Demico Hannoun and Nicolas Petan also scored. Brodyn Nielsen registered three helpers. The series opener at least provided a little more suspense as the Canadians led 3-1 after 40 minutes before sealing the win. Richmond Minor grad Carter Popoff scored twice, while Ast had another impressive outing with three assists. Both were teammates when the Richmond Blues reached the Bantam “AAA” provincial championship game in 2009. Kyle Hoekstra, Macoy Erkamps and Nielsen rounded out the scoring. The Canadians (5-1) should get a much tougher test this weekend with a twogame series in Prince George against the Cariboo Cougars (3-3).
Fencer wins double gold at nationals Richmond’s Saul Gordon turned in a remarkable showing at last weekend’s Canadian Fencing Championships in Gatineau, QC. Not only did the 16-year-old win gold in his own Cadet Category (U17), he aged up and did the same at the Junior level
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Wally’s World includes running in his daily routine B.C. Lions coaches suggest time on the streets provides an opportunity to do their best thinking when it comes to football Christine Blanchette A RUNNER'S MIND
It was a warm autumn day when I went out to the B.C. Lions practice field in Surrey. There were the supportive fans there and the usual media waiting by the sidelines. Arriving early, I managed to watch part of the practice while waiting for general manager and head coach Wally Buono to speak with me about his running. My mission was to find out if it was part of his lifestyle as well as offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine. After practice had concluded, I interviewed Buono who was relaxed and approachable. Since 1982, he has been running and he remembers
taking to the Montreal streets with the team’s offensive coordinator. He was a player with the Montreal Alouettes from 1973 to 1982. He became an assistant coach with the Alouettes in 1983. For Buono, running has been a natural progression and now it is part of his lifestyle as he runs and walks almost daily. “I am a casual runner and I also walk about an hour with my wife.” He has run in many cities such as Rome and Hong Kong. He adds: “I run along the streets wherever I go! It is easy you just need a pair of running shoes and away you go. People recognize me in the neighborhood as I have been doing it for a while.” I asked if he wears orange while working out: “yes, I do he says with a laugh.” Has running changed his life? “Running gives me that sense of accom-
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plishment and most times, the best of my thinking happens then like when it comes to my team. It is also about being active and that our bodies are tremendous machines. My philosophy is maintaining the level of fitness.” Buono runs five to six times a week and about 30to-40 minutes each time. At the 2010 Olympics, he was a torchbearer. “It was an awesome moment and I have kept my torch and the other items in a shadow box. I have plans to give it to my grandson.” Buono is a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Making The Connection — program that dedicates to the on going education of Canadians about the dangers of high cholesterol and its link to heart disease. Chapdelaine runs to be fit and healthy. He ran track in his early years and now he is a long
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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 email@example.com
LABORATORY ASSISTANT Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:
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DCS seeking Concrete Finisher. Compl. high school and min. 3 yrs of exp required. $26 hr/40 hr wk. e-resume: firstname.lastname@example.org EOP CONCRETE Hiring F/T Cement Finisher. Must have: min. 3 yrs exp & compl. high school. $26.00 hr/ e-resume: email@example.com Experienced Insulation Installers, Foam Sprayers and Fire Stoppers required. Vehicle required. Top rates paid. Fax brief resume to 604-572-5278 or call 604-572-5288.
FT LIVE-IN CAREGIVER, required for elderly couple. $8 per hour, 40 hours per wk. Rent for room & board is $325 per month. Grade 12 equivalent & 6 months training or relevant experience. Able to drive. Tagalog speaking an asset. 604-204-0106 PERSONAL Care Aide for male quadriplegic, f/t, p/t, Ladner. Driv lic./no exp req. firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 604-952-4429 leave msg.
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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will investigate.
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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
NEXT YARD AUCTION: October 9am NEXT YARD30, AUCTION:
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, 7 mo, spayed, under 3 lbs fully grown, $1600, papers, 604-940-4485
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DACHSHUND-BICHON PUPS, non shed/allergic, vet checked & shots. small. $500. 604-820-9396
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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.
MINI DACHSHUND. Long hair. cream, Vet ✔, 1st shots. Health guarantee. $1000. 604-538-5433
4 CUTE Maltese/Chiha/Terrier pups born Aug 5 1st shots $425 778 888 4177
4 PUG puppies. 3 Fawn- 1M, 2F. 1 Black M. Vet checked, dewormed, 1st shots. Ready to go Oct.11. $750. 778.389.6425
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Section 38 of theTrustee Act RSBC 1996, Chapter 464 NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the estate of MAHENDRA KUMAR aka ED KUMAR, who died on the 27th day of November, 2009, are hereby required to send them to the executor, Lakshmi Chand Maharaj, in care of the Delta Law Office at 4873 Delta Street, Delta, B.C. V4K 2T9, before the 5th of November, 2010, after which date the executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which she has notice. Delta Law Office
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1 bdrms from $915 2 bdrms from $1092 3 bdrms from $1273
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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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4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
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Houses - Rent
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
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1 BR, NEW, full bath & kitch, Own entry, NP, NS, Clean & Bright. Incl util & Cable, $875, (604)781-8475
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Langley parklike acreage w/2 homes, 1 with suite, barn, $1,495,000 857-9093 id5238 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996id4694 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 Poco immaculate 1790sf 3br 2.5ba end unit tnhome $424,900 778-554-2263 id5241 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Newton 1600sf 4br 2.5ba w/2nd 2br home in back, LUC lot, $479K 825-3280 id5231 Sry Sullivan Hts like new 3245sf 6br 4.5ba with bsmt suite $589K 604-618-0052 id5242
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2 BR bsmt + office, 2300sf, Garden City & Saunders area, ns, np, $1200 incl’s cable, wd, now, 604-244-7706 cell 604-603-8961 2 BR bsmt suite, New, near bus, schools & shops, np, ns, $1000 incl utils & wd, now 604-377-4779 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
#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 2 br bsmt ste, #5 & Williams, nr schools, mall, bus. $900 incl, no wd, np, ns, Nov. 604-448-9357 RMD 2 BR suite, ns, np, nr #3 Rd, bus, Steveston, $950 incl util. ldry neg Avail immed. 604-506-6726
2 BR +den corner, Nov 1, painted hardwood, garage, Hamilton area, $1450, 778-320-6038
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
Lots & Acreage
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.
#86 - 7850 King George Blvd, Sry. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $37,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874
Expired Listing? No Equity? High Pymts?
RMD 2 BR, incl heat, h/water, 1 secure prkg, o/d pool, n/p $1100 Nov1 by Kwantlen 604-273-4785
Do You Need Do You Need to Rent Your to Rent Your Property? Property? 33 Lines Lines 33 Times Times
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1 BR luxury apt, Mandley, 9373 Hemlock Dr bldg 5, insuite w/d, d/w, $1150, immed 778-689-5554
2 BR large bright, # 4 & Garden City, Nov 1, prkg, 6 appls, pool, jacuzzi, $1450. 604-275-4898
COQ/BBY, CORA Tower. Brand new, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Near SFU/skytrn. Dave 604-787-1413
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COQ: 1980 Cape Horne, VIEW! 3 BR DUPLEX, dbl garage. National Home Warranty. $499,900. Sale By Builder. 604-522-3100 or 604-941-2444
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Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Richmond News Classifieds – in print and online!
ofﬁce/retail suites & partial houses
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1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affor dable monthly rent. Call Norm a 555-3210.
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Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in
The Richmond News Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad
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Collectibles & Classics
Scrap Car Removal
Sports & Imports
HOME SERVICES 8035
2000 BWM 540I all options exc shape no accidents new Michelin Tires & brakes $10,000 604-922- 6189
Pays $150 minimum for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas
Call 778-316-3217 1988 PORSCHE 911, rare 3.2 Coupe, all original, as new. $27,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
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 1996 CHEVY Lumina, 4 dr, auto, showroom cond, aircared, all new, 86,000 km, 1 owner, $2,950. Call 604-524-6567 1999 CHRYSLER Intrepid. Not insured, Aircared until end of 2010. 210K, good body, needs brakes & mechanical work $800 OBO. 604-463-3254
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
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1990 F250 4x4, canopy, well kept mechanically, good tires, great for work, $2500, 604-940-1580
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NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
1994 NISSAN Pathfinder, 5 spd, 193 K, runs well, good shape. $2500 firm. 604-988-5660
Sports & Imports
2002 INTREPID, 98K, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, air cared to 2011, 6 cyl, $5700 obo, 604-304-5571
Scrap Car Removal
2007 TOYOTA Camry, red, auto, 6 cyl, exc cond, like new, 24,000 kms, $20,000. 604-464-4172
1982 MERCEDES 300SD, turbo, power pak, ac loaded, alarm new battery. $2900, 778-859-0168
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Do you want to sell your RV?
2006 NISSAN Sentra SE, 4 dr, 4 cyl, 1.8L, auto, white, 86,500 kms, CD, ac, loaded, tilt, cruise $9,900. 604-762-4107
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
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Cancer June 21-July 22: Home, family, security are still of prime importance. And romance, creativity, charming kids, pleasure, beauty, speculative risks still run a close second. A “prodigal child” might return in the next three months. Sunday morning, mid-day are romantic, in a friendly but sexy way. Tackle chores this eve to Tuesday. You’ll get a lot done – but watch safety Tuesday eve. Relationships erect barriers Wednesday/Thursday, so be diplomatic. It’s nothing major. Sexual urges, ﬁnancial inspirations/hunches, life’s depths and mysteries arise Friday/Saturday. Invest passively, pay debts. Research! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: What’s slow is difﬁcult; what’s quick is easy. In the house, with family, be ﬂexible, long-suffering, affectionate. Outside the house, follow your curiosity – it can lead you to valuable information, even to new friends. (Now to next March, you might make a friend who is surrounded by, or has an element of, mystery. This person can offer nuggets of little-known information, but don’t follow his/her advice about money or business.) Rest early Sunday. This eve to Tuesday brings romantic urges — and insights. Tackle chores midweek. Exciting meetings, fresh horizons Friday onward! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Chase money. Buy/sell, seek new clients, ask for a pay raise or extra hours (especially Friday/Saturday). Generally this is an easy, sensual week. Sunday morning’s very friendly. Both opportunity and opposition occur Monday/Tuesday – say yes to real estate, security, home, no to health or work themes. Romance, pleasure, sports, creative projects and charming kids ﬁll Wednesday/ Thursday – nighttimes best, mid-afternoons worst. Tackle chores Friday onward. A former opportunity returns to you now to mid-November. Be ready to “work it” December/January. Might involve property, relocation.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on relationships – and opportunities. Last summer’s taste of luck and freedom will return as a full meal the ﬁrst ﬁve months of 2011. But until then you have a number of duties – at least two major ones – to clear up. These are not mere “chores” – they entail an obligation, a social or sacred trust. They likely involve a legal, love or international affair, or a religious, intellectual, educational or publishing matter. Clues, reminders come Sunday to Tuesday. Be ambitious, reliable midweek, but don’t seek agreement. Social delights, love, happiness Friday/Saturday! Taurus April 20-May 20: Two weeks remain of drudgery and health concerns. Soon you’ll be free to give your full attention to the social and romantic hints you’ve been picking up, and the opportunity of these will last until then. Meanwhile, knuckle down to work. Sunday’s social and intriguing – perhaps with someone ”higher up.” But this eve and Monday/ Tuesday bring heavier themes: sex, intimacy, privacy, research, ﬁnances, commitment. (Don’t feel you have to commit, though.) Understanding, a mellow mood enters midweek. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday: prospects look good for a new project. Gemini May 21-June 20: The emphasis remains on romance, creativity, risk and reward, pleasure, beauty and charming kids. This isn’t the easiest week, but there are no major obstacles, either. Tackle chores Sunday a.m. – clear the decks for some evening explorations, bids or opportunities. Partnerships and marriage haven’t been easy since 2003, and won’t be this autumn/winter – nor Tuesday p.m. But next March starts eight years of peace, harmony, friendliness and interest in relationships. Loneliness will ﬂee! Be patient, ﬂexible until then. Depths, mystery, sexual and ﬁnancial attractions mid-week.
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