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The RCMP are appealing for information and warning parents to “street smart” their kids after a 12-year-old girl got spooked when approached by a man.
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Return to sender: Flyers undelivered Canada Post employee of 42 years fired, faces mail theft, gun charges BY NELSON BENNETT
A 61-year-old mailman has been fired and faces theft and weapons charges after he was found allegedly hoarding mail. Richmond RCMP say the Richmond resident was arrested Oct. 1 and is now facing possible charges of mail theft after Canada Post reported a longtime employee was believed to be stockpiling mail that he was supposed to have delivered. The man, who has been with Canada Post for 42 years, has $
been fired. “He was immediately suspended when this was discovered, but now he’s being discharged,” says Canada Post spokesperson Anick Losier. Canada Post alleges the employee had been storing mail in the lockers of the men’s change room at Canada Post’s office on River Road. Richmond RCMP were called and searched the man’s Richmond home. There they found more mail, as well as five unregistered handguns. He was arrested and released.
He is due for a first court appearance Nov. 29. RCMP are recommending one charge of mail theft, five counts of possessing a restricted firearm and another five counts of careless use and storage of a firearm. Losier said the mail that had not been delivered dates backs about seven years. “The majority of the mail that was found — the 12,000 pieces — was advertising mail — some flyers and whatnot. And only one piece of mail was found opened.” Losier said Canada Post will
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The “voice” of the Canadian pet industry is threatening to take the City of Richmond to court if it proceeds with a ban on the sale of puppies in stores. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) — a non-profit, member-based organization, which advocates on behalf of the Canadian pet industry —said on Wednesday that legal action was one of the options being considered. PIJAC’s executive director, Louis McCann, said the organization is gearing up to enter the courts after city council gave the proposed ban its first, second and third readings deep into Tuesday night. McCann told the News he firmly believed that the city’s recent actions discriminate against its members. And he said that PIJAC and its members have no intention of “letting go of this.” “We feel very strongly about this bylaw and we’re now looking into every option,” he said. “The courts is one of those options and we’ve requested that our legal team look into the matter.” McCann couldn’t say whether that legal challenge would come under the auspices of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or fair trade rules. Nor was he sure at what point in the city’s bylaw process any legal challenge, should it materialize, be made. But what he was certain of is that the city’s proposed bylaw is the completely wrong avenue to go down. “Why, in a bylaw, would you end up targeting the only regulated source of the animal?” McCann added. see related story page 12
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In the third installment of a series of four, the News highlights Transitions, a program for young adults with disabilities, between the ages 19 to 30. It is one of the many vital programs the Richmond Society for Community Living offers.
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In a large facility off Granville Avenue, the sound of laughter and chatter can be heard outside. Upon entering, the echoes of people having a good time are even louder. Welcome to Transitions, a day program for adults with disabilities that focuses on community participation through recreational activities, developing friendships in the community and learning day-to-day life skills, such as riding transit independently. Mark Downey, 23, who has cerebral palsy, an incurable condition that affects muscle movements due to brain damage, is sharing a private joke with community support worker Joe Bie. All around him, staff and members are sharing laughs and chatting about, well, just about anything. The camaraderie is evident. Between the 24 young adults with disabilities and nearly as many community support workers, the friendships are genuine, said Lisa Cowell, RSCL fund developer. If you didn’t see the wheelchairs or the disabilities, you would be CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS hard pressed to decipher who are Mark Downey, a host volunteer during the 2010 Games, with RSCL’s Jessica Borrows, right, and Lisa the staff and who are the members, Nichini. Cowell added. Staff, such as 22-year-old comuncomfortable around someone Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. Community Living) conference in munity support worker Jessica with visible disabilities like himself to 4 p.m. It is a community-based Whistler, Oct. 21 to 24. Borrows, often hangs out with but credits Transitions for making program that “transitions” young “With Joe (Bie) at my side, I Downey outside of Transitions. him much more self-assured. people from high school to adultwelcomed visitors at the Oval dur“Mark and I are going out this “Sometimes, people don’t know hood. ing the speed skating events,” said weekend to see a movie,” she said how to react, and, yeah, some “The members spend lots of Downey, who adds he takes the bus as they share a smile. Borrows are jerks, but the majority are time out in the community and to and from Transitions on his own. wants everyone to know that really nice,” said Downey. “I know they are given a chance to develop “I have been invited to attend the Downey is just “a regular guy.” who I am and it’s got to do with life skills through classes and serconference to advocate about the “At first, when people see Mark, Transitions giving me possibilities vices to help work towards living opportunities to empower people they see his disability but take the to get out there in the community as independently as possible,” said with disabilities.” time to get to know Mark and he’s and interact and pretty much do Cowell. Meanwhile, Downey adds he is just like others guys in their twenanything other young adults do. Case in point: Downey was a a huge fan of the Canucks, and he’s ties … he’s like the guys I hang out “We love to joke around here host volunteer during the 2010 going to 15 games with his dad this with,” said Borrows. … I can go on and on about Winter Olympics and he will season. Downey nods and said he under- Transitions.” be a presenter at the BCACL’s Downey has lived in Richmond stands that some people feel a little Transitions runs all year round, (British Columbia Association of see Program page 4
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Continued from page 3 all his life. Born with cerebral palsy, he attended Homma elementary and graduated from McMath secondary. He lives with his foster parents in Steveston. Blessed with a quick wit and keen intelligence, it’s easy to see how Downey fit in easily with his able-bodied peers in high school. “After I beat them up a little, the guys in high school became my friends,” he quipped. Downey is also very driven to be as independent as possible. “I hope to someday live on my own in a group home,” said Downey. (RSCL operates four group homes, with 10 adults in each, and assists in 20 home-share spaces). At Transitions, there is structure and each day certain life skills or activities are highlighted. Monday and Friday afternoons are reserved for circle time. Men and women are segregated so that they can discuss personal matters such as hygiene, self-respect, goals, dating and even how to deal with holidays. Downey and Borrows spend Monday mornings working in his literacy goals. “Mark and I go to the library where they have a computer that can blow up the newspaper big enough so he can read it without too much trouble,” added
Borrows. Borrows looks fondly at Downey before adding: “Mark is a natural born leader … two years ago, he started a recycling program here to buy Wii games for Transitions. Now, he is saving up to take all the staff and his friends to Disneyland.” Cowell said Borrows is a “great example of people whose focus isn’t on the disability rather on the ability of the members.” Borrows is a little embarrassed by the compliment but adds: “I think I can speak on behalf of the staff and say we all work here because it is where we want to be … it’s really a privilege to work here, we have so much fun everyday.” Rhianna Coyle, 22, is another gogetter. Due to numerous seizures as a young child, Coyle was paralyzed on her left side after having surgery to remove part of her brain. Coyle has been a lifelong member of RSCL, graduating from every program it offers. “I love coming to Transitions,” she said. “I’ve learned many new skills and I love hanging out with my friends here.” Coyle volunteers weekly at the Richmond Animal Protection Society, plays basketball at Steveston
Community Centre, has a paid job cleaning rooms in the Caring Place and is an accomplished baker and artist. Her landscapes hang proudly in Transitions, as well as at Steveston’s Artisans Galleria. “I’m going up to Whistler later this year to take part in an art exhibit during the BCACL conference,” said Coyle, adding she’s thrilled her work will be featured and available for sale. When Downey and Coyle were asked what life would be like without Transitions they both spoke at once. “I’d be on the computer or watching television all day,” said Coyle. Downey simply said, “I’d be terribly bored.”
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Nearly five years after Antonio Serdoncillo was killed in a violent home invasion in Richmond, one of his killers has been brought to justice. Berhanei Fabian Peynado pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter. The Vancouver man was originally charged with first-degree murder in 2007, along with two other men. He was 25 at the time of his arrest. “My client pleads not guilty to firstdegree murder but guilty to the lesser and included offence of manslaughter,” Clinton Bauman, Peynado’s lawyer, told B.C. Supreme Court Judge Anne MacKenzie. One of his co-accused, Michiko Derrick States, still faces first-degree murder charges. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1 to fix a trial date. A third accused — from Halifax — was a young offender at the time and was never named. Charges against him were dropped. A fourth man, Derek Edward Schillington of Port Moody, was charged with accessory after the fact.
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Richmond updates its Official Community Plan and wants to hear from you
The City of Richmond is updating its current Official Community Plan and wants to hear what you think your community should look like in the future.
At letsTALKrichmond.ca is on: • housing choices in Richmond's single family areas (e.g. coach houses, granny flats and duplexes) • future planning to consider creating mixed use pedestrian oriented communities outside the City Centre around neighbourhood shopping centres • jobs for a sustainable future • nature in your neighbourhood • environmental areas • walking, cycling and transit around shopping centres • energy smart living
This is our second round of consultation. Your input is important and will be considered in the update. The focus this time around: At the Public Open Houses is on: • housing choices in Richmond's single family areas (e.g. coach houses, granny flats and duplexes) • future planning to consider creating mixed use pedestrian oriented communities outside the City Centre around neighbourhood shopping centres
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City forges ahead with B&B plan Neighbours of a controversial cul-de-sac B&B believe city hall has a hidden agenda and is ignoring their safety fears. They even have a veteran councillor on their side. The residents of Springside Place in southwest Richmond — some of whom describe themselves as “militant” — made a last ditch attempt to dissuade city council Tuesday night from amending a bylaw which could open the door for the cul-de-sac’s Seabreeze Guest House to triple its occupancy from two to six people. In a saga running on for more than a year, the B&B’s neighbours claim a B&B shouldn’t be in their quiet cul-de-sac, expressing fears over safety from “transient strangers” and their cars. They went to war again in council chambers this week, this time accusing city council, city staff, Tourism Richmond and even the media of ignoring their plight. One of the Seabreeze’s objectors, Sherri Lazaruk, questioned why the city and Tourism Richmond spent an estimated $100,000 on what would have been a $3,000 rezoning application, entered by B&B owner John Falcus. “Is it because (the Seabreeze) is to be a flagship for Tourism Richmond?” asked Lazaruk of city council. “You have your own agenda on this. After the last meeting, councillors walked straight over to talk to Mr. Falcus. Is there some
Cul-de-sac saga rolls on, neighbours claim bias bias here? Do we not have our say? “We’ve brought to the city and council’s attention the infractions by Mr. Falcus, but nobody listens. We went to the media, but they didn’t listen. “About 90 per cent of the families in the area are opposed to the B&B, yet no-one on city hall listens.” Asked by Coun. Linda Barnes if the city’s bylaw department had investigated the neighbours’ complaints, bylaw manager Wayne Mercer said “yes,” but added that they had no issues with the B&B. Another resident — fearing for the safety — Sherri of her children that she and her husband plan to have — was angry that she felt that, due to the number of cars in her cul-de-sac during Thanksgiving, she had to keep an eye on her nephews while they played street hockey. However, a friend of Falcus pointed out that the B&B owner was with him and his family in Steveston all day, the Seabreeze had no guests and the extra volume of cars in question was due to a Thanksgiving celebration taking place at one of the neighbours’ houses. City council voted 8-1 in favour of directing staff to bring forward amendments to the zoning bylaws which will allow any single family home to have a three-room,
six-person B&B, provided it can satisfy the requirements of obtaining a business license. Coun. Harold Steves, whose farm is close by the brouhaha, was the sole dissenter on council against the move. He felt he had to stick up for the residents after feeling they got a rough ride from the city’s B&B fraternity, which had supported Falcus throughout the battle. And he warned against allowing prospective B&Bs to go for a business license as opposed to having to rezone, as it takes neighLazaruk bourhood disapproval out of the equation. “I object to the licensing route, period,” Steves said. “The neighbours should have a say in something like this. This should really be a rezoning issue. “Secondly, I voted against this because (the Springside Place residents) are my neighbours and I talk to them every day on the dyke and they seem like reasonable people.” Steves added that he didn’t like the way the neighbours were treated on Tuesday night, referring to other B&B owners’ branding them NIMBYs (not in my back yard). “People should be allowed to have their opinion, that’s their right,” he
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he yet-unsolved murder of a 15-year-old girl in North Delta has a lot of people more than a little on edge, not just in Delta, but here in Richmond as well. This was evidenced this week when the Richmond RCMP issued a public warning about a man who had “walked” towards a 12-year-old girl earlier this week. That’s all. Didn’t say anything to her, apparently, or try to grab her. He just got out of his car and walked towards her. The girl was spooked enough to run to a neighbours’ and report the incident. The RCMP responded with a public warning and even issued an artist’s sketch of the man, asking the public for information. On the surface, this seems a bit knee-jerk. Then again, given the murder of Laura Szendrei, RCMP have clearly decided they are taking no chances — they are erring on the side of caution. We can’t blame them. After all, if this man turned out to be a child molester, or worse, and police had not issued some kind of warning about him, we would be all over the RCMP. The fact this girl was spooked enough to actually report the incident is a good thing. It means she is on guard. There is nothing wrong with that — she did the right thing. But the RCMP issuing a press release and an artist sketch? It may be that there is more to what happened than the police are saying, but if there isn’t, this seems like an overreaction. A little over a year ago the RCMP issued a warning about a suspicious male who appeared to be trying to lure children by asking them to help him look for a lost dog. After a public bulletin was issued, the man in question contacted the RCMP. Turns out, he really was just looking for his lost dog. The challenge here is in striking a balance. Of course we want to know of the dangers out there so we can warn our kids. At the same, we should not underestimate the damage we do to our children by creating a society of fear.
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City driver sets bad example The Editor, Here’s something that I observed on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at approximately 12:40 p.m. while driving in Richmond. A vehicle in front of me turned right without signalling. It then went up to a stop sign, signalled right, but only slowed down and never stopped. It just rolled right through the stop sign. At the traffic light, it did stop and signal left. After turning onto the next road, it changed to the right lane. It didn’t begin to signal, however, until it had almost completed the lane change. Then it continued to signal long after, as if to indicate what it had already done, before finally turning off the signal lights. Unfortunately, such inconsistent and lousy driving habits are far too common. The difference and perhaps ironic thing, however, was that it was a City of Richmond car with the words, “Community Safety 1086,” on the back. What a shame that the city’s community safety doesn’t apply to traffic safety as well. Dave Koyanagi Richmond
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The Editor, What a lovely night Oct. 6 in the Minoru Chapel. The first of the Opera Nights was an an awesome experience. The chapel is so cosy and the sound so splendid, and the Opera Pro Cantati group are simply wonderful and talented. As it was a full house it shows that more of this entertainment is need. Looking forward to the next two evenings in November and December. Keep up the good work. Maureen Otway Richmond
James has no real replacement The lingering doubts about NDP leader Carole James’ leadership that exist within her own party exploded into public view last week, but we’re still a long, long way from any real revolt aimed at replacing her at the helm. James booted Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson from her caucus after more than a year’s worth of grumbling from the twoterm politician. Simpson had clearly been unhappy for some time, and never seemed to get over being replaced as forestry critic after the last election. What had been primarily a case of private complaining kept within the NDP tent found its way onto the Internet in a weekly column that Simpson writes for a Williams Lake website. Simpson was mildly critical of James’ performance in her speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. (He wasn’t alone on that point; most observers, including this one, agreed with his assessment.) James asked him to apologize and when he refused, she expelled him from caucus. For James, it was simply the last straw in dealing with someone who was increasingly bold about his attacks on her leadership. I’m told she acted so firmly to head off what was expected to be a more open, public attack on her by Simpson down the road. As well, she’s sending a message to any would-be malcontents in her caucus:
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Don’t even think of challenging my leadership. She may have thought Simpson had left her no choice, but her aggressive action will inevitably energize those in her party who have never been sold on her leadership. There are undoubtedly other NDP MLAs perhaps unhappy with James’ leadership. And the blogosphere is filled with rants about her. The far left-wingers think she’s too centrist, and decry her for wanting to reach out to the business community. There is a considerable dose of hypocrisy here. The same New Democrats who gleefully jump into bed with Bill Vander Zalm (whose track record on gay rights, reproductive rights and unions is so much more at odds with NDP values and policies than any tax break for business ever would be) think it’s abhorrent to even talk to the business community. But the party activists and the anonymous commentators on blogs have limited power on this issue, at least until the fall of 2011, when the party convention votes on a leadership review. The only way James’ hold on the leadership
would be sorely tested would be if one of the NDP’s “A-Team” MLAs openly challenged her. If someone like Mike Farnworth, Adrian Dix, John Horgan, Jenny Kwan, Katrine Conroy, Shane Simpson, Norm MacDonald, Bruce Ralston or Rob Fleming were to speak out, then James could find her in a very precarious situation. But I don’t see that happening. The fact is that where it counts most – within the key players of her caucus – James finds the core of her strength. There are two more important factors at play here as well. First, there is no logical replacement waiting in the wings to take over should James be toppled, or if she quits on her own. There is no one – from within caucus, or from outside – who can make a credible argument that the party stands a better chance of winning in the 2013 election if they were leader. Second, James and her party are sailing along at the top of the polls right now, with a sizeable lead over the B.C. Liberals. The gap between the two parties will undoubtedly narrow as we approach the next election date – it always does – but it’s simply nutty for the NDP to start talking about changing leaders any time soon. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global BC KBaldrey@globaltv.com.
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3. Mr. Peschisolido asserts that women are the primary victims of homicides by firearms. Again, this is blatantly wrong. Over 4 times as many men as women die from firearms. (www.justice.gc.ca) 4. Mr. Peschisolido asserts that long guns have been responsible for half of the police offices killed on duty. Once again, this is completely incorrect. In the past 10 years, 80 officers have died in the line of duty. Of these 16 were from guns and, although we don’t know what type of gun, certainly not all of them were long guns. Regardless, Mr. Peschisolido’s 50 per cent is a gross exaggeration — probably the figure is closer to 10 per cent. (www.odmp. org) 5. Mr. Peschisolido asserts that since the implementation of the gun registry in 1995, deaths by long guns have declined by 10 per cent. This is true — but what he doesn’t point out is that in the 10 years prior to the introduction of the gun reg-
istry (1985-1995) long gun deaths declined by 100 per cent! This trend began well before the introduction of the gun registry. (www.justice.gc.ca) At any rate, as I said at the outset, Mr. Peschisolido is entitled to his revisionist views on this rather controversial subject. But to support those with erroneous facts is simply irresponsible. I can only conclude that either a) he is simply mouthing his party’s line with no personal effort to research the facts or b) he knows the facts, but is purposefully twisting them to suit his own purposes. Either way, it makes me question his credibility for his political ambition, and exposes the rather sinister and opportunistic motive behind such misrepresentation. But then, what can one expect? It’s a partisan attack coming from Liberal-turned-Reform/Allianceturned-Liberal Jumping Joe! Kenny Chiu Richmond
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The Editor, Re: “Give us the facts, Joe” Letters, Oct. 8. I would like to respond to the claims made by Gary Nelson in his letter concerning my support of the long-gun firearms registry. All of the facts and figures that I presented in support of the longgun registry were taken directly from the RCMP’s “Canadian Firearms Program Evaluation” that was released to the Canadian public in August 2010. In its analysis of the long gun registry, the report states that long guns are involved in 70 per cent of long-gun related deaths and women are overwhelmingly the victims of long-gun related
homicides. Furthermore, the report’s finds that expected savings from eliminating the registry would only be between $2 million and $4 million annually, its present annual cost. In fact, the AuditorGeneral in the 2009 Audit stated “the fact is: seven million rifles and shotguns are now registered. “Consequently, the savings that will be achieved by eliminating the registration of rifles and shotguns, a vital tool to police, is less than $4 million a year. That cost is dwarfed by the costs of gun violence.” Also, on Sept.15, 2010, at a press conference discussing the RCMP’s “Canadian Firearms Program Evaluation,” Vancouver Police Chief
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The Editor, “Wong challenged to debate,” Letters, Oct. 6. I read with some dismay a letter to the editor last week written by Joe Peschisolido defending the current long gun registry. Although I can respect his opinion on this matter, I did struggle with his rather questionable and selective use of facts. 1. Mr. Peschisolido asserts the firearms registry is accessed nearly 11,000 times per day. This is true, but the purpose is almost entirely to get names or addresses (against a gun registry). Actual gun information is only requested in three per cent of those queries. (www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca) 2. Mr. Peschisolido asserts long guns are used in 70 per cent of gunrelated deaths. This is simply untrue. Quite to the contrary, it is handguns and illegal weapons that are responsible for 79 per cent of all gun-related deaths. (www.justice.gc.ca)
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Attacked last week by a barrage of animal welfare activists, the pet store industry finally wheeled out the big guns at city hall on Monday night. But their last ditch effort wasn’t enough to divert the City of Richmond’s ship from sailing headlong towards becoming the first city in Canada to ban the sale of puppies from storefronts, intended to counteract impulse buying and take away one of the points of sale for unscrupulous puppy mills. The proposed ban passed its first, second and third readings late into Monday night at another packed meeting and will now undergo a month of public consultation before what is expected to be final approval. Before the decision and in light of being outgunned by the pro-ban lobby at least 10 to one last week — when city council unanimously approved a move to put a ban in place — the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) sent in one of its directors and Shaw TV’s Critter Care “Pet Guy” Robert Church to argue the pet store’s case. “Why shut down the only visible source of puppies?” asked Church, who also owns a Petland store in Calgary. “(The stores) are the only places where animal welfare people can monitor puppies. “We offer iron-clad health guarantees and we’re on the hook if we sell sub-standard animals. Shutting down the only visible source will be a huge mistake.” Church urged city council to go after the province to bring forward an act that will regulate the breeders, rather than target the pet stores. The owner of Petland in Surrey, Gary
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When will you call your sister and sort out the party? How will you move forward with that critical client? What do you need to pack in the morning? Write your morning-self a note, so your evening-self does not have to worry.
Talk it out
There is nothing worse than trying to sleep when it feels like an iceberg is sitting on your chest. When my husband and I are having a rough time, sleep stays away and stress comes to play. Recently, my sweetie and I have started having tea time in the evenings, a time for us both to share how our days went and to talk about any stresses we are facing. It gives us a chance to voice our gripes before they get big. And heading to bed with a clean, clear positive energy between us is a key part of my getting enough rest.
Target your day
Getting to bed takes planning. see Naps page 15
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With all the electronic gadgets in our lives, it can be hard to keep intrusive lights and sounds out of our bedrooms. In an ideal world, we would all turn our sleeping place into a sanctuary of peace and darkness. But if you don’t live in such an ideal world, consider adding an eye mask and some ear plugs to your bedside table. Finding ways to tune out the world can help you get
It is not easy to get enough rest these days. My eyelids are screaming at me to get to bed as I sit writing this. So tackle some Ts and give you and your family the gift of more Zs. Sarah Dakin is a Richmond mother of three who could use some more sleep. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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Continued from page 14 It helps to look at your evening and work backwards. I realized that if I wanted to be in bed by 10 p.m., then I needed to have my boys in by 7:30. I need time to clean up, do some work and unwind before I am ready for bed. To get them in bed that early, we needed to eat at five and not let dinner slide to six or seven. In order to eat at five, I needed to make sure I am not be starting to cook a full dinner at 4:30. I need to cook earlier in the day, have something in the crock pot, or be reheating something cooked on the weekend. Dinner at five became one of my key anchor points for getting into bed on time. What are some of your key anchor points?
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Dueck Richmond Now Selling Chevrolet, a Classic Brand with a New Outlook A well-respected name in the automotive business for more than eight decades, Dueck GM proudly welcomes Chevrolet to their Richmond location. Dueck Richmond’s state-of-the art 65,000 square-foot facility at Steveston Hwy. and Highway 99 opened its doors in 2008 and featured
ment and staff will enthusiastically represent, sell, and service one of the world’s most recognized names. Models like Corvette, Camaro, Malibu and Silverado are as recognizable as the maker and all of these vehicles plus many exciting new additions are on the sales ﬂoor now or arriving soon. Now all three
the latest customer amenities and diagnostic technology. The new dealership sold GMC trucks and Buicks and held a special designation to sell and service Cadillac but one name plate from the GM family was conspicuously missing: the Classic Chevrolet brand and its models. Well, now the venerable classic Chevy bow tie logo will adorn the signage at the dealership and with this Dueck Richmond’s Manage-
Dueck dealerships, including the two Vancouver stores, Downtown and on Marine Drive, not only give car buyers the opportunity to purchase their next vehicle at any of the three convenient locations but each store is now a total model line GM sales and service centre. This is especially important to Dueck Richmond now because Chevrolet is presently rolling out the game-changing Cruze that is sure to turn heads and shift the focus of the small-car buyer from
an import purchase to this sporty domestic vehicle. Following 6,000,000 km of realworld testing across six continents and capturing worldwide attention after launching in 60 countries, Chevrolet’s ﬁrst global compact car will arrive in Richmond. Designed in Asia, engineered in Europe and built in North America, the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze will deliver
B e s t in Class fuel efﬁciency and a class-exclusive 10 standard air bags. The Chevrolet Cruze was named AutoBest 2010 by European journalists and RoadAndTrack.com concluded the Cruze “will deﬁnitely give the imports a run for their money.” In addition Chevrolet is proving itself to be at the very forefront of environmental technology with
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Continued from page 16 Master Po: Close your eyes. What do you hear? Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds. Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat? Caine: No. Po: Do you hear the grasshopper which is at your feet? Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things? Po: Young man, how is it that you do not? Even to this day, when
I’m working with a child or teenager who wants instant results and is getting impatient I find myself saying, “Patience Grasshopper.” They all look at me like I’m a little off, of course, because none of them have seen the Kung Fu series from the ‘70s. Some kids are patient by nature and could spend an entire afternoon watching a lady bug cross a driveway. Other kids are impatient
by nature and are likely to skip through the middle of chapters of a novel to find out what happens at the end. I knew one boy that was so impatient that he would rush through everything. He was always saying, “come on, hurry up — let’s go.” Then, at the end of the day, he would be inconsolably disappointed that everything was over and done with. Patience, or learning to appreciate the moment,
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is like magic — some say it’s peace. Patience prevents us from being too impulsive; it gives us time to logically consider our options; it helps us to hear the answers that are already inside us; it reminds us that life happens in the moments, not the achievements. Patience allows us to wait without frustration, tension, or anxiety. It also allows us to deal with any unexpected changes that might interfere with our goals or change our plans. People who practice patience are able to reverse the effects of stress. Instead of experiencing an inflammatory stressresponse that harms the body, they can trigger a relaxation-response that stabilizes glucose levels, blood pressure, digestion, breathing and leads to feeling calm. A few of easy ways to practice patience are: ❚ Don’t wear a watch. Things are going to take as long as they are going to take. ❚ If you are being forced to wait or to do something that you hadn’t planned, try to see what might be beneficial about the delay or the side-track. For example, if you’ve been held up and end up running late, then come across an accident that has just happened on your normal route, be thankful for the delay. ❚ Carry a book. Reading is the easiest way to pass time because you can get absorbed in another world for a while. If you’re so inclined you can sketch or write notes instead. ❚ Breathe. ❚ Drink a hot beverage. It forces you to slow down and it gives you something to do. ❚ Remind yourself that acting impatient and frustrated only makes the people around you more agitated and prone to make mistakes, which will only further delay things. ❚ Remind yourself that life is about the people we interact with and the journey that we take along the way; not about where we end up in the end. Patience, Grasshopper. Danielle Aldcorn is a registered clinical counsellor at the Satori Integrative Health Centre, 12004 No. 1 Road.
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The Friends of the Richmond Library are holding the Fall Book Sale at Thompson Community Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. P.S. bring your own bag to help improve the environment.
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The Richmond Food 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 604-727-9727 or email email@example.com.
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7311 Westminster Hwy. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 604-279-7150.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre and the Richmond Art Gallery invite everyone to Migration Stories, celebrating inspirational Richmond women in an art exhibit and presentation on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. There will be guest speakers, food, refreshments and a live gift basket auction at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information or tickets, call Suzan at 604-279-7060.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Richmond Artists Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, #180-7700 see Around Town page 23
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Continued from page 22 Minoru Gate. New members are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmondartistsguild.com or call Jennifer Taylor at 604241-1120.
The Richmond Music School will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Music School, 11371 No. 3 Rd. For more information, call 604272-5227.
Local Volkssport Club is hosting a non-competitive 6-11km walk in the Richmond Centre area on Saturday, Oct. 23. Free for new participants. For more information, call Verni at 604-682-8390.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-2764304.
Black Bond Books in Lansdowne Centre is hosting its 3rd Annual Warm Coat Drive from now to Oct. 31. If you have a new or gently used warm coat(s) in any size and style, drop them off during store hours. Black Bond will donate them to the Richmond Food Bank to distribute to their clients. Fogg n’ Suds at 10720 Cambie Rd. is raising funds for the Cambie Community Centre to purchase a much-needed 24 passenger bus for children and youth programs. You can help whenever you dine in or take out at Fogg n’ Suds. Simply tell your server that you want to be part of the Cambie Community Centre Bus
program and receive a 15 per cent rebate on food and soft drink receipts.
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Single Mother’s Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre. Come and join us to discuss single moms’ needs and concerns, meet new friends, provide moral support and find out about available community services. Children welcome as child minding is provided. Call to register at 604-2797060, or visit #110-7000 Minoru Blvd (Richmond Caring Place) or online at www.richmondwomenscentre.bc.ca.
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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 November and December at 7:30 p.m.
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Are you up to the Zero Waste Challenge? We’ve got a long way to go to get a grip on our garbage. Take a look at the garbage you and your family take to the curb each week. Now reduce that by 70 per cent. That’s what your garbage-day reality could look like ﬁve years from now. Metro Vancouver has set a lofty goal of reducing the amount of garbage requiring disposal by 70 per cent by 2015. That target is part of the region’s Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan. The plan is far from simple, and includes a contentious waste-to-energy proposal that has been opposed by residents worried that an incinerator will have a detrimental effect on air quality. Others say a properly designed and managed waste-to-energy facility makes
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the most sense for the long-term handling of our solid waste. A 5,000-page report is now in the hands of the Ministry of the Environment, and it will be some time before a decision is made on the fate of the overall plan. In the meantime, Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to start taking steps now to reduce the amount of solid waste they create. The Zero Waste Challenge includes a number of tips for individuals who want to be ahead of the waste-management curve. For instance, Metro Vancouver suggests you take a look at how much food you are tossing into the garbage bin. It’s probably more than see Welcome page 33
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The Richmond News October 15, 2010 A29
Yard waste comes full circle
Encorp’s School Recycling Program makes fundraising as easy as ABC
BY J ESSICA KERR
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Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre executive vice president Steve Aujla turns yard and food waste into compost in 10 to 12 weeks.
on a food scrap recycling pilot project. Port Coquitlam has had a similar program in place since November 2009. The Metro trial ended in March and board chair Lois Jackson said while a final report is still in the works, a preliminary review showed one kilogram of food waste was collected per household per week and the participation rate was between 20 and 30 per cent. Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre receives organic waste from most municipalities in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, from West Vancouver to Chilliwack. Packer trucks bring material either directly to the facility or to one of the transfer stations in North Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and Surrey. see Wastes page 33 10157802
Yard and food waste collected from many households around the Lower Mainland enjoys a second life right back in the ground where it started. Many residents leave their grass trimmings and yard waste at the end of their driveway every week without giving a second thought to where it ends up. Most of the organic waste — which includes food scraps, yard and wood waste — in the Lower Mainland gets sent to Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre, an organic processing facility in Richmond. “We look at ourselves as handlers of a commodity or resource rather than looking at it from a waste perspective,” said executive vice president Steve Aujla. “So all the materials that we have coming into our facilities from residential curbside programs for green materials, food scraps, urban wood materials, these are all resources so we’re manufacturing compost.” The company has been in the composting business since 1993 and is one of the largest commercial composting operations in the region. In 2009, Metro Vancouver signed a longterm contract with Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre and the company increased the capacity at its facility in order to accommodate an additional 50,000 tonnes of food waste. Last year, four Metro Vancouver communities — Coquitlam, Delta, Langley Township and West Vancouver — embarked
Since 2000, about 33 million containers have been recycled, and Encorp has refunded more than $2 million in deposit refunds to participating BC schools.
Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program provides elementary and high schools with the tools and resources to make recycling easy, convenient and profitable. Schools keep 100% of the deposit for each container collected and the program costs them nothing. Elementary and high schools from all parts of British Columbia are encouraged to participate. The schools and the environment both benefit from this popular program. Schools find it’s an easy way to fundraise for special projects like field trips. Keeping beverage containers out of landfills saves precious resources within our environment. The containers are recycled and used as raw material. For example, drink boxes are mashed into paper pulp which is used to make cardboard boxes and toilet paper. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. And for every RECYCLING AT SCHOOL REALLY PAYS OFF
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… Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre contributes to the sustainable economy of Richmond by recycling yard trimmings and food scraps into high-quality compost and renewable energy? … the use of our compost-based soil products will improve the growth of your plants by enhancing soil physical properties, increasing soil biodiversity and enriching the reservoir of soil nutrients? … Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre began operations in 1993 in Richmond and has since become one of the largest commercial composting operations in Canada? …our soil products are the local organic solution chosen by thousands of landscapers and homeowners in the Lower Mainland.
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George Pringle Elementary (Westbank) began the 2009/10 school year with a 5 day bottle drive. It was such a success that they decided to collect containers on a monthly basis. One day in every month, parents dropped off their bags and boxes of containers at the school. The grade 6 students and Vice-Principal volunteered to collect juice boxes and other containers from classrooms. This year, the Parent Advisory Committee and teachers decided that the funds from deposit refunds would go towards a year end field trip to Vancouver. They’ve found that recycling is a great way to save the environment while raising money for things that are important to everyone at their school.
RETURN-IT MAN SCHOOL TOUR
Return-It Man, along with his Super Sidekick, visits elementary schools across the province, educating students about recycling beverage containers and electronics. Their fun and entertaining presentation explains how containers are recycled and what they are recycled into. Kids get to actively participate in the presentation and even receive an activity book with a reuseable lunch bag to take home with them.
tonne of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved. Since the program’s inception in 2000, about 33 million containers have been recycled, and Encorp has refunded more than $2 million in deposit refunds to participating BC schools. In the 2009/2010 school year alone, 365 schools (153,334 students) who participated in Encorp’s School Recycling Program raised over $291,000 and they kept over 4.6 million beverage containers out of BC landfills. Encorp’s easy to use web application allows schools to keep a running total of their own returns and compare their totals to other schools. It also features a blogging page where they can share ideas about recycling at school. Throughout the year, registered schools are provided with newsletters to update them on the progress of the program. They’re also eligible to receive free recycling bins and bags to help them collect containers. Encorp has spiced things up by adding an extra incentive. Schools who collect the most containers per student are awarded bonus cash prizes. The contest is designed to allow similarly sized schools across the province to compete against each other in respective categories. Each year, a total of $13,500 is split between the top three schools in each of the nine categories. In addition to the collection contest each year, Encorp holds other draws and contests where students can get creative to win their schools even more cash prizes. What’s more, award certificates are given to individual students and groups to recognize exceptional dedication to helping our environment. Each year provides schools with a brand new opportunity to fundraise. Distributing flyers and collecting containers from surrounding areas is also a great way for schools to develop and foster relationships within their communities. School spirit really pays off thanks to Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program. So start fundraising the easy way! Register your school today at return-it.ca/youth.
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WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Richmond:
Ironwood Bottle & Return-It Depot 11020 Horseshoe Way, Richmond (604) 275-0585
Ralph’s On Mitchell 12011 Mitchell Road, Richmond (604) 325-8323
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.
WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.
ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.
Regional Recycling 13300 Vulcan Way, Richmond (604) 276-8270
HOW ARE ELECTRONICS RECYCLED? Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.
IF I RETURN MY RECYCLABLE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, HOW DO I KNOW MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WON’T BE SEEN OR STOLEN? For your own personal security you need to take adequate steps to ensure that no private data remains on your electronic products prior to donation or return to a Collection Site. Once an electronic item has been delivered to an Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site, it will not be reused. All items collected will be recycled. ESABC, Encorp, or Return-It™ do not accept any liability for any data that remains on your electronic products.
The Richmond News October 15, 2010 A31
Empty milk cartons — where do they go? Milk cartons were invented in about 1915 as an improvement on glass containers. The inventor felt that glass was heavy and breakable, even though it had been working for years. Cardboard didn’t catch on right away. People were used to buying their milk in glass jars. It took until the ’30s for the cardboard containers to be accepted. The cardboard container really took off in the ’60s when milk distributors realized they were cheaper and required no collection, cleaning or deposit programs to manage. It was easier to just throw them out. One factory alone could make up to 20 million cartons per day. Last year, residents across Metro Vancouver sent about 1,400 tonnes of cardboard milk cartons to the landfill. That’s about 42 million containers. This doesn’t include cartons used by schools, hospitals or other businesses and institutions – just houses. We also sent about 200 tonnes of plastic containers (3.5 million containers), and 60 tonnes of glass milk containers to the dump. Milk cartons are made of paper with a waterproof coating. Chlorine is used to whiten the paper, and the containers are dyed into familiar colours. To recycle them, the cartons are shredded, and then soaked in something like a massive washing machine, with an agitator in the centre, to remove the waterproof coating. Most of the paper part is reused, and some of the coating can be reused. As there isn’t a local recycling plant, there’s shipping and hauling involved, plus a lot of energy to do the recycling. You can reuse cartons. They are great for art, making bird feeders, starting new seedlings for the garden. But with the average household buying six litres per week, that’s a lot of seedlings, (or some very fat birds!). In B.C., we have a voluntary return program for milk cartons. That means that if you take them back to a depot, they will be recycled. They are not collected in municipal curbside programs, unless specifically indicated by your collection service (for example, Port Moody will take them curbside). If you put them in your blue bin and you don’t have a curbside program, some trucks will pick them up, but they will eventually be sorted for the garbage. About four per cent of milk cartons are recycled through depots, which means about 96 per cent go to the landfill. Where can you take them? Encorp Return-It Centres. Remember, because you pay no deposit for them, there is no fee paid upon return. If there were a mandatory recycling program, there would be a small deposit fee, but that would come with set recycling targets, an in-province recycling location, measures and monitoring just like other mandatory recycling programs (for example, the system used for pop bottles). What are the alternatives? One dairy reports it can sterilize and refill its glass bottles 80 to 100 times each. Now that’s reusing. Local dairy producer Avalon has its glass milk bottles available in many grocery stores across the region. A deposit system ensures most of the bottles are returned and reused. Another option is the plastic jug. They are still a oneuse product. However, unlike cartons, they are easily recycled. They are made of one type of plastic, making them a valuable commodity as a recycling material. Over 75 per cent of plastic milk containers are recycled, through both depots and curbside pick up. If you put them curbside, you have to rinse and crush them and remove the lids. Plastic jugs full of air take up a lot of space in a recycling truck, causing extra trips for the garbage collectors. Removing the lids allows the container to dry thoroughly and improves the industrial crushing process. A school audited its own waste, and found that students went through about 1,000 milk cartons per day. They were able to find a local processing plant to recycle them. Taking out milk cartons reduced their school’s overall trash by 25 per cent, which meant the school paid 25 per cent less to have its garbage hauled away. It took over decade to encourage North Americans to
Most of the paper part (of a milk carton) is reused, and some of the coating can be reused.
choose to buy milk in a carton. Now we might need another decade to change our minds about sending those cartons to the dump. To reduce waste when you drink milk, your top choice is reusable glass jars, second is plastic containers that you clean, crush and recycle, and third is cartons that you clean, crush and return to a depot. By the way, the first widely available, refillable glass milk jar, invented in the 1800s by a Dr. Thatcher, was called Thatcher’s Common Sense Milk Jar. Maybe it’s time to revisit that name. — courtesy Metro Vancouver
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Welcome worms in the office Continued from page 27 you think. (Metro Vancouver pegs the average at 40 per cent of total household waste.) You can tackle this from two angles. First, consider your food purchasing and preparing habits. Are you throwing out spoiled food every week? Maybe it’s time to cut back on how much you buy at one time. And if you are preparing more than you consume, make sure you plan ahead to use your leftovers rather than tossing them. Freeze portions for meals on another day, load up your re-usable containers with a healthy home-cooked lunch, or get creative and turn your leftovers into nutritious soups or stews. Second, take a look at backyard composting. If you live in an apartment, or you want to introduce a composting program for your office, then consider getting a worm bin. Reducing the use of disposable products
can have a big impact on how much garbage is produced at home, at work and throughout the community in general. Single-use items, such as disposable coffee cups and plastic water bottles, are everywhere. Plan ahead: Purchase refillable containers and then don’t forget them as you are rushing out the door. Whether you want coffee or water, you can usually avoid using a disposable cup. Challenge your co-workers to do the same, and make it a priority to teach your children that throw-away containers are not the best option. Buy them reusable containers that they can decorate with stickers to make them unique and identifiable. For more information on how you can take part in the Zero Waste Challenge, go to metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/ Residents/zerowaste/Pages/WatchYourWaste. aspx.
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Let wastes enjoy a second life Continued from page 29 The material is composted in large batches. The yard waste, food scraps and wood waste are mixed together in piles with larger pieces of already composted material, which are then covered with carbon activated ash from wood sources, which helps to insulate and reduce odour. “We’re trying to create an ideal environment for the organisms for them to thrive off of, so they can multiply quicker so they can ideally break down the stuff in near perfect conditions,” Aujla said.
He said odour concerns are a top priority. “Organic processing facilities, we’re not in business if we’re producing odour so everything we do revolves around odour control and odour protection and odour mitigation.” The entire process takes between 10 and 12 weeks. “It’s amazing those little creatures what they’re doing,” Aujla said. “We take a lot of credit for what’s happening here but, to be honest, we’re moving things around but the real work, the magic, is being done by the army guys behind the scenes — the organisms.”
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Recycling is not just for paper and plastic anymore. Now you can also recycle your old TVs, computers, monitors, printers and fax machines – and save money at the same time. “Most people don’t know that the extra TV they’ve got sitting upstairs in the guest room where it gets used maybe once a year is actually costing them money every day,” says BC Hydro’s Kari Reid, Program Manager in Residential Marketing. “As long as that TV is plugged in – whether it’s turned on or not – it’s using energy. And it’s adding up on their electricity bills.” Virtually all electronic devices – TVs, computers, printers, modems, DVD players, cell phone chargers and anything else with a clock, timer, adapter, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. With the average Canadian home today boasting more than 25 electronic devices, you can bet that at least some of those devices remain plugged in, even when they’re old or broken. But just tossing your out-of-date electronics in the local landfill is not the answer. “TVs, like computers and other electronics, have components that should be recycled,” says Kari. “The best thing is to take your unused electronics to a Return-It™ Electronics recycling depot, where they will get broken down safely and properly.” The Return-It™ Electronics recycling program is managed by Encorp Pacific (Canada) on behalf of the Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia. The ESABC established the program in 2007 (in addition to its Return-It™ Beverage and Milk Container recycling programs) to respond to the fast-growing issue of e-waste. “New and better products keep coming on the market all the time,” says Kari, “and we’re snapping them up. Who
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compared to the current QX56. Granted its $73,000 price tag is a hefty one, but you can pay considerably more for a competitive fullsized SUV in this premium luxury class, which makes it a financially sounder and reasonable purchase. While not a big sales category about 6000 large luxury SUV’s are sold in Canada every year. They typically appeal to affluent buyers with big families or those who want a sizable vehicle that can go places where you
can’t in a car, or to pull a boat, RV or horse trailer along when they travel. There is a significant increase in power. A new direct fuel-injection version of the 5.6-litre V8 engine also comes with variable valve event and lift (VVEL) technology that can produce 400 horsepower. And it’s mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode and a downshift rev-matching feature and a tow mode. Briefly, this translates to a new QX with 25-per cent more power that offers over 10-per cent better fuel economy and it can pull a 3,856 kg (8,500 lb) trail-
The standard four-wheel drive system is an all-mode system with 4-high and 4low modes in addition to a fully automatic all-wheeldrive mode. This system is designed to distribute torque to all four wheels when road conditions warrant and up to fifty per cent can go to the front wheels on demand. The 2011 QX is also built on a new high-stiffness frame structure that is designed to enhance its ride comfort while also reducing noise, vibration and harshness transmitted to the passenger cabin. A unique new feature of QX is a Hydraulic Body Motion Control system, which is included in an optional Technology Package ($8,000) that also includes 22-inch wheels and a number of other features. An interconnected hydraulic damping system adjusts roll stiffness by transferring fluid between the left and right sides of the vehicle. It also helps reduce bump shock by setting bounce and roll damping forces separately. The new QX also offers an amazing range of advanced active safety
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Women urged to give predators a poke in the eye Martial arts expert wants to teach teenage girls how to defend themselves when attacked
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Matthew Dyck gets an eyeful from one of his students, Jeanette Poon, during a demonstration. want attention drawn to them, they do not want to be recognized in public,” he said. “When you acknowledge that you know what they are doing, you no longer appear vulnerable to them.” Dyck encourages women not to be easy prey for predators or attackers. Since most male assailants are much bigger and stronger than most women, the idea that a woman can fight off her attacker is absurd, said Dyck. “If you commit to wrestling with an attacker who is bigger than you, you will lose,” said Dyck. “When you are being attacked and only have seconds to stop the attack, you go after the eyes, ears, throat or pull his hair really hard … do whatever it takes so that he doesn’t take you to a secondary location.
Matthew Dyck’s safety tips:
❚ Be alert: Being alert to what and who is around you is the best defence. “Dial” up your awareness of your surroundings. ❚ Avoid texting or phoning when walking alone. ❚ Walk with a self-assured stride, with your head up, and look around. (People who look in control are less attractive targets.)
“Police will tell you once that happens, a victim rarely survives.” Dyck knows all too well what its like to be a victim of violence. His parents divorced when he was nine and his mother took up with an extremely violent and erratic man. At the time, they were living in a trailer park in Medicine Hat, Alberta. From the age of nine to 12, he was sexually abused and assaulted by a family acquaintance. In a defining moment, Dyck chose never to be a victim again. One beautiful June day, I came home from school and he was beating up my mother,” he said. “I had so much pent up rage in me that I remember thinking that enough was enough and I
❚ Avoid walking alone at night. ❚Avoid using short cuts or other routes that are less travelled and may obscure you from being seen by others. ❚ Try to stay in well-lit areas, and use routes that are frequently travelled by others. ❚ If you are in a situation of danger, never allow your attacker to take you to a secondary location. Fight tooth and nail, scream, draw attention to yourself.
beat him with everything I had.” “I left home at 16 but what I learned from those awful years was that predators look for opportune times to strike and they go for those who seem the most vulnerable.” Rather than become bitter and angry Dyck parlayed his horrible childhood into helping others through martial arts and self-defense classes. “At the end of the day, it’s about getting home safe by knowing how to get out of potentially dangerous situations.” This Saturday, Dyck is hosting a free self-defense workshop for young women dubbed, Assertive Countermeasures Training, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1-5 p.m. at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 4071 Francis St. Due to the size of the venue, the class is limited to 150 participants so it will be on a first-come, first-serve registration basis. A donation to the Richmond Food Bank would be gratefully accepted. To register or for more information, call Dyck at 604-7226333, mail matthewjdyck@ gmail.com or visit www. aikiconcepts.ca.
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Richmond father and martial arts expert Matthew Dyck was so saddened by the recent tragic death of 15-year-old Laura Szendei of Delta and the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old teen from Maple Ridge, that he decided to do something about it. The 38-year-old couldn’t sit back, knowing he had the skills to teach young girls and women how to be safer and more street wise. He has decided to offer a free, one-day seminar for women, which will cover topics such as: awareness and avoidance, understanding fear, how to make adrenaline work for you, setting verbal and physical boundaries, assertiveness and confrontational strategies, break away and escape tactics. “It’s essential to empower young women with these tools so they can be more street savvy, and less vulnerable out there,” Dyck said. “I have been teaching martial arts and self defence classes for 25 years and I’ve also had first hand experience in domestic violence,” he said. “I can’t guarantee that this class will save anyone’s life, but at least some young people out there might have a better chance if an unfortunate circumstance does arise. “Self defence is 90 per cent mental and 10 per cent physical. What I teach is very simple, raw and very effective.”
Richmond’s Jeannette Poon, 24, took one of Dyck’s self defense workshops a year ago. The diminutive, 115pound Poon enrolled in the program because she often stayed late at the University of B.C., where she was studying education. “I often had to walk to my car or the bus stop in the dark and his self defense course really helped me feel more confident walking alone,” Poon said. “It taught me to be more aware of my surroundings and how to get out of a scary situation.” Poon said she could have used Syck’s techniques years ago. She recounts a scary tale in Grade 8 when a school “outcast” started following her home. “It was pretty scary but one day he was in my cul-desac and I ended up approaching him,” said Poon, adding neighbours were around so she felt safer. “He never came back. Although he was never violent or aggressive, he invaded my privacy.” Dyck said Poon handled the situation well. “Most predators do not
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Ease off the gas, slowly digest the Food Cycle BY A LAN C AMPBELL
Annual meander around Agassiz’s organic farms serves up some tasty treats
hen it was first suggested that I take part in a Slow Food Cycle, I had trouble erasing the thought that it had something to do with the speed – or lack thereof — of my metabolism and bowels. I was pleasantly surprised then to learn that it was, in fact, a day-long bicycle tour of Agassiz’s and Harrison Hot Springs’ treasured little farms and home-grown food producers. It’s a day, usually in August, when lovers of organically homegrown food from all over the province converge on Chilliwack, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs for the Slow Food Cycle. Since we were en route back to home from a trip to Osoyoos, pulling in off Highway 1 to Harrison Hot Springs for the slow food cycle was a perfect stopover. And there are few better ways to melt away your driver’s aching neck than checking into the village’s resort and spa, where the lakeside hotel has its own private supply of hot healing waters pumped in from Harrison’s famous natural hot spring. Having our dog, Hershey, in tow, we booked into one of the resort’s delightful little cottages out back of the main building. But don’t be put off by the back door location of the pet-friendly cottages – they have their own little private garden, parking space, are decorated inside with pine to lend a log cabin feel and are just as well fitted out as the hotel rooms. A relaxing couple of glasses of wine in our garden later, and we were making our way across the lawn in our resort-supplied white robes, guided by the steam rising from the hot springs pools. You really cannot beat that first glorious moment when you sink into the hot outdoor sulphur pool after a long day’s drive. I could’ve stayed semi-submerged in there all day, but you’re advised to not stay in for more than ten minutes at a time, so we donned the robes once more and headed the 20 yards or so inside to the resort’s equally temperant mineral-rich hot tub. By the tub, there’s a chart, which tells you what percentage there is of more than a dozen different minerals in the water that’s currently seeping into your muscles. If you have enough energy – which is doubtful considering you’ve probably just been in for the equivalent of a lifetime of hot baths – there are decent tennis courts and a fully equipped gym on the grounds. However, I guarantee you’ll be so relaxed, you’ll find it tough enough to scrape yourself off the cottage’s comfy couch to slide back into the hotel for dinner. If you do, though, I recommend the hotel’s Lakeside Café which has themed buffets most nights, and are prefect for families on a budget. It offers a wide variety of appetizers, sides, breads, entrees and desserts. The same restaurant is also the venue for a great breakfast, also a buf-
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Tracy Campbell and son, Ben, above, have a rest at one of the stops during the annual Slow Food Cycle around Agassiz and Harrison Mills. Below left, Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa’s fabulous natural mineral indoor pool, complete with soft lighting and gentle music, can have you drifting away within seconds. Below right, hitting the road on the Slow Food Cycle can offer some breathtaking scenery. fet and with the option to fill your plate as much as you want and, therefore, skip lunch. There’s not a great deal to do in the village by night. But you don’t need to, when the resort has everything you need.
aving thankfully slowed down to a snail’s pace after the first night, I was relieved next morning to learn that the “slow” in Slow Food Cycle had nothing to do with the speed of the food — either going in or coming out of the body — but more to do with the leisurely pace with which everyone toured the 12 participating sites on their bikes around
rural Agassiz and Harrison Mills. The Slow Food Cycle is an annual adventure through the heart of the Fraser Valley to support local farmers and food producers and educate the public about the need for food security. And when we arrived at the registration site, it was clear that many folks take food see Free samples page 37
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efore the shock of empty taster plates, our first stop had been the small local museum in Agassiz. Situated on an old rail track, the museum was a fascinating journey back through the area’s farming heyday and post-war life. I defy any adult or child not be captivated by the many articles donated by locals. Moving away from the museum and heading towards our first local food producer, it was a wonderful experience cycling around the beautiful back streets of Agassiz — something that I would never have seen before or bothered to look at. And it was great being forced into slowing life down, even for a morning, to spend some genuine family time. At the organic hazelnut farm, Poplar Grove Arbour, we were able to cycle through the trodden paths between the hundreds of hazelnut-laden trees. There had, apparently, been hazelnut milkshake tastings before we arrived. A much more absorbing stop was up next — the Holberg Dairy Farm, complete with 150 well-fed cows, a heard of calves and, of course, a very happy bull. One of the workers took us on an impromptu guided tour, getting up close and personal with the cows and the calves while explaining all the different working parts of the farm and the sometimes painstaking process of keeping thousands of litres of untreated milk free of unwanted agents. Next up was Blackberry Lane’s B&B and its renowned homemade bumbleberry pie. Indeed, the prospect of pie and cream generated a few more revolutions per minute on the old wheels. No taster plates in sight, again, so I bought a slice. It was tasty enough, but I was disappointed they wanted $15 for a medium-sized pie, especially as the locals right behind me in the line-up were eating for free. Lunchtime was fast approaching by now,
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and we picked up the pace a little to get something more substantial to eat at Limbert Mountain Farm — an organic herb farm which has been in the same family since 1902. Homemade pizza and local corn drizzled with homemade garlic butter was the popular choice among the throng of hungry Slow Food Cyclists at this picturesque hilltop stop. But, again, not a sampler plate in sight and I felt that $5 for a thin slice of pizza was perhaps taking advantage of the captive mostly Vancouver-based audience. Determined to finally find a free sample (yes, I am Scottish) I soldiered on alone (wife and child retired to the van) to what would be my last port of call, Farm House Natural Cheeses. We had fun feeding straw to the hordes of rather excitable and slightly crazy-eyed goats, one of whom had its good eye on my son’s new jacket. At Farm House, they use the milk from their own goats and Guernsey cows to produce a whole host of amazing cheeses and, wait for it, there were, at last, free sampler plates. Having sampled said free cheeses, I ventured into the farm store (which was packed with tourists) and handed over around $40 for a variety of produce, both for myself to enjoy with some red wine and for presents for neighbours looking after our plants. It’s amazing what a free sample can do to one’s wallet.
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Harrison Hot Springs has the best off-leash dog park and beach — Rendall Park — that I’ve experienced in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley. Situated right at the far east end of the village’s waterfront, the park is a large wooded grassy area with benches, which runs onto a soft sandy beach and then into the mountain lake. www.harrisonresort. com and www.tourismharrison.com.
Did you know that any pleasure craft powered by 10 hp (7.5 kW) or more must have a valid licence? A pleasure craft licence allows search and rescue personnel and other agencies to quickly identify your boat in the event of an emergency. As of November 1, 2010, to get your free pleasure craft licence, you must mail the following documents to the Pleasure Craft Processing Centre: 1. a completed application form; 2. proof of vessel ownership; and 3. a signed copy of a valid piece of governmentEissued identi/cation. (Murther information is available on the form.) Application forms are available online at www.boatingsafety.gc.ca, or for pickup in person through your local Service Canada Centre. Mor .ervice Canada locations, visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca. -o learn more about pleasure craft licensing, visit -ransport CanadaIs 1f/ce of 6oating .afety at www.boatingsafety.gc.ca, or call the 6oating .afety JnfoHine at 1-800-267-6687.
Continued from page 36 our optimum route, as we didn’t have the entire day to take part in the tour. But wife and child, not being blessed with patience, wanted to kick on aboard our rusty old bikes, perhaps for fear of the promised free samples getting eaten by the early birds. And, such was the volume of participants, for once, my better two thirds of the family were right. I guess I could’ve asked for the plates to be topped up. But with the world already thinking that copper wire was invented by two Scotsmen fighting over a penny, I, being Scottish, didn’t want to appear cheap, even though it was an Englishman who started the copper wire rumour.
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With all these systems it may sound like the QX is akin to driving the space shuttle, but it’s not. The protective systems are only there when you need them and for the most part QX is a very easy vehicle to drive, considering is large dimensions. A special mention, on that score, goes to the camera monitoring system in QX, as its easily the best on the market. They are everywhere, front, sides and rear and you’ve got multiple viewing options, including a simulated overhead view that gives a 360-degree view of surroundings — very impressive. In the tight confines of a ferry on trip to Vancouver Island, the cameras were especially useful. The front camera was especially useful
in those tight parking situations and when backing up the line of steer is projected onto the monitor image. Power-folding side mirrors also proved very useful in lineups. On the highway, QX is a uniquely quiet vehicle and it’s possible to have conversations with people in the back seats without raising your normal speaking tone. The ride is also impressively smooth and quick transitions from lane to lane are possible with minimal body roll.
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Hero’s welcome for wrestling gold medalist BY BAL S. SANGHERA Special to the News
Richmond wrestler Arjan Singh Bhullar returned home to a hero’s welcome at YVR this week after his gold medal victory at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The noisy crowd of a several hundred held up signs, banners and photographs. They played the drums and danced as their hero emerged wearing a white Canada tshirt, a white turban and of course the gold medal around his neck and draped with a Commonwealth Games scarf. His victory, in the 120 kg class, came against the home crowd favorite Joginder Kumar. Nevertheless, Bhullar was not short of supporters either. More than 25 family members made the trip from Canada and hundreds came from his family’s ancestral village of Bhullar from the state of Punjab. Even the local crowd could not resist cheering for him. After the final match, one would have thought that they were cheering for India’s victory but it was Canada and Arjan. After the match, he was mobbed by the crowd, seeking his autograph and to get their picture taken with the new Commonwealth heavyweight
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Richmond’s Arjan Bhullar and Canadian wrestling coach Dave McKay are welcomed home at YVR champion. His mother, Sal, was overcome with emotion from the stands: “Blessed are we to have witnessed this event in Delhi and see all the love he received from the locals.” India is a country with a long history of wrestling. Athletes are never booed in this part of
the world. This was even more evident when wrestlers from arch-rival Pakistan were cheered. Amazingly there is so much animosity between the two countries that have fought three wars since independence but the athletes were given full respect. Bhullar was witness to this hos-
pitality: “the venue was great, the people were great, everything was awesome,” he said. Bhullar has been wrestling as long as he has been walking. Being the son of a wrestling great, Avtar Bhullar, he played on the mats where his father wrestled at the family’s home gym.
With all his family members in the stands, Bhullar received a special burst of energy. “Without my family’s support this wouldn’t have been possible. I think the crowd and excitement helped me out there, I fed off it.” His mother agrees: “Arjan couldn’t have done it without all our support (the prayers, thoughts, and well wishes from everyone including Canada).” After the victory, Bhullar ran around the stadium waving a Canadian flag and pointing to the 8000 fans in the KD Jadhav Stadium. As a child he had witnessed his father winning and being cheered by the locals and now it was his turn. “It’s very exciting to see my son where I wrestled years ago and see him become a champion here” said Avtar. Bhullar is taking some time to relax and soak up his victory. At the same time he is working on his wrestling school which will cater to young enthusiasts. There will be no shortage of students as team Canada coach Dave McKay stated about Bhullar: ‘he’s a role model for the younger athletes.” The Arjan Singh Bhullar Wrestling Academy will open next month in Richmond.
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Sports Late goal lifts U12 Predators to Thanksgiving tourney title
Richmond Predators celebrate their tournament title in the U12 Silver Division.
The Richmond Predators more than just defended their home turf at the annual Richmond Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament. The U12 Silver boys team capped a memorable weekend by capturing its division with thrilling win over the previously undefeated Surrey Fusion. Richmond battled its way
into the championship game with a 2-2 record while the Fusion put together three straight wins for its spot. Each team showed its skill with good early ball movement, while the checking was also tight with plenty of hard tackles. The Fusion would eventually test the Predators with a breakthrough shot, but keeper Ammar Hamzagic remained solid in net to keep the game scoreless. The Predators answered with some deft midfield play to pressure the Fusion’s defence — allowing Jonathan Linde to slip through and open the scoring. However, with minutes left in the half, Surrey took advantage of a loose rebound and tied the game. The second half would see the teams work hard to
maintain possession, each getting its chance to secure the lead. Both keepers stayed solid and the score remained deadlocked. That was until the late stages when Noah Xiao slipped his check and buried the go-ahead goal behind a diving Fusion keeper. Surrey would come back in full force, but the Predator defence turned them away to secure the victory. The Richmond roster also includes: Liam Bennett, Andrew Dowle, Talvinder Jagde, Marko Jovic, Saul Kalvari, Jordan Moffat, Murad Mohammed, Noah Or, Gurjot Saran and Nathan Schroeder. The team is under the direction of coaches Dusko Jovic, Terry Dowle and Master Coach Bradford Kirkland.
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This is an on-call position working in the StrongStart early learning centers to provide school-based early learning programs for children younger than school age who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The centers are designed to support the success of students when they enter Kindergarten. Candidates must possess a current ECE licence to practice and at least one year of experience working with children 0-6 years of age. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with parent/adults in a facilitator role are also required. First Aid and Food safe certificates would be an asset. Rate of Pay: $24.93, which includes 4% holiday pay. Competition # E-ELPF-001-10-02. Please submit a completed application form, quoting the appropriate competition number, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 29th, 2010 to: Personnel Services, Richmond School Board, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3. Applications are available at the school board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not apply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District please visit www.sd38.bc.ca
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Garage Sales Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Try to seal any deals, sign agreements, bid for opportunities, schedule/plan a ﬁrst meeting, or bump into that attractive stranger. Remain diplomatic, accent the needs and desires of others. Your secret, intimate side has been ‘awake’ for some weeks now; a powerful sexual liaison could occur – be honest, ethical. Make sure both parties are free to love. In practical or business links, proﬁt awaits – and you have ‘the edge.’ Be social, ﬂirty Sunday. Retreat, plan and deal with agencies Monday/Tuesday: lucky results!t You shine, energy rises Wednesday onward: step lightly, carefully! Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationship, relocation, contract, negotiation and similar opportunities continue. So far, every opportunity has contained a ﬂaw, restriction or ‘attached burden.’ But from October 28 onward (into early next January) opportunities will tend not to have a ‘catch.’ Contemplate this before you jump on anything this week or early next. Waiting could be lucky! Use this week to clean up chores. Sunday accents your duties, prestige. Happiness, friends, optimism shine on you Monday/Tuesday. Rest, plan WednesdayFriday. Your energy returns Saturday: so does fresh air, new excitement! Gemini May 21-June 20: It’s your last week of romance, creative urges and speculative success, so pursue these. Pleasure is necessary: it re-invigorates us so we can face, succeed in, chores and drudgery (which will return this Saturday onward). Yes, your ‘romantic month’ so far hasn’t been free of health and work frustrations, and I can’t promise these are over. To some degree, it will be 2011 before your wishes can comettrue, or unalloyed happiness revisit. Before this ‘happiness period’ starts, there is one last duty, career effort or ‘status change’ you must engage in – these shine with luck Monday/Tuesday!
Cancer June 21-July 22: This week, add one last brick to your security ediﬁce. E.g., make a retirement fund contribution, repair the house, adjust a child’s direction, or simply get the winter larder stocked. (Apologies to southern hemi readers.) Next week, October’s slowly, quietly swelling romantic, creative, and pleasure trend will break into full bloom. Put your house in order before then. Sunday’s for mysteries, intimacies, ﬁnances. Wisdom, empathy arrive Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday, but be careful also: opposition lurks. Happiness and social delights arrive Friday night, Saturday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The emphasis continues on communications, details, paperwork, errands, and casual acquaintances. Perform necessary tasks here quickly, now – Saturday will bring a month of domestic interests, and a sluggish ‘hibernation’ mood. You’ve already had a good taste of these domestic, homeoriented themes during September/October, but next week they will burgeon into full-ﬂedged concerns, projects. Meanwhile, Sunday’s for relationships. Mysteries, successful intimate and ﬁnancial actions ﬁll Monday/Tuesday. Do your research: lucky discoveries await! Be wise Wednesday-Friday: dishonesty loses! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Continue to chase money, pay bills, search for viable smaller purchases. (Beware investments.) Enjoy and use the relative calm of this week – Saturday will begin a month of hectic (though happy) rushing. Tackle chores Sunday morning. Exciting meetings, lucky relationships and very valid opportunities arise Sunday night through Tuesday. Your investment, debt, intimate, sexual, lifestyle, health and subconscious zones come to the fore Wednesday to Friday. Take care here. Impulse might reward you Wednesday, but it sure won’t Thursday. Wisdom, gentle, mental love, travel Saturday.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Your money/earnings luck is also good, through early January. Plan ahead – from next week through November you can capitalize on an old (or build a new) earnings project, especially if a partner is involved. (An old project/idea is better than a new.) Sunday morning’s for romance or a creative, sports, speculative or pleasure venture. Tackle chores this night to Tuesday – luck’s high, you could expand your employment or ﬁnd another way to increase your income. Relationships excite yet have built-in obstacles Wednesday-Friday. Saturday’s sexy. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: It’s your last week of weariness, Scorpio. Saturday will bring a month of rising energy,charisma and effectiveness.Meanwhile, rest deeply (especially Sunday) contemplate and plan your future actions. Wrap up your dealings with government agencies or institutions. Expect creative, romantic or speculative luck Monday/Tuesday. But tackle chores Wednesday to Friday – carefully, and loyally. (Harmless ‘time off’ or a sensual temptation can dent your reputation.) Relationships, exciting meetings arrive Friday night, Saturday, just as a month of success and new starts arrives! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Enjoy this last week of celebration, wish fulﬁllment (and new wishes) optimism, popularity, ﬂirtations and social delights – Saturday will bring a month of quietude and retreat. Run errands Sunday morning. Luck aids your efforts on domestic, real estate, security and ‘mother nature’ (e.g., gardening) fronts Monday/ Tuesday. Family members say/do things that bring you a glow of quiet joy. Chase romance, a gamble, sports or pleasure Wednesday to Friday – but carefully: illusion’s on one side, hard reality on the other. Tackle important chores Saturday.
Oct. 17 - Oct. 23 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Remain ambitious. Work hard, show your talents to VIPs, push projects ahead. But sense a subtle change: future weeks will shunt your most effective efforts from straight-ahead work, to the social level. Schmoozing, networking, will reward.That starts Saturday. Before then, Sunday morning brings money luck (more valuably, money dreams/ideas). Run errands, communicate, handle details and paperwork Monday/Tuesday. Security, home, business foundations grab your attention Wednesday to Friday – proceed steadily, cautiously. Romance, pleasure surge Friday night, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your sweet, understanding mood continues. You’re dreamy, inspired – and charismatic – Sunday morning. Your money luck shines this night through Tuesday. Chase it, buy/sell, seek agreements, ask for a raise, etc. Affections might ‘build’ with a business or career contact. The future draws you Wednesday to Friday – your popularity and optimism soar! Seek entertainment, join a group, have fun. But take care, too: if you enjoy yourself too much, a boss or parent grows suspicious. A friend who ﬂirts might have a cruel game in mind. Be a home-body Saturday: rest, putter, repair. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is your last week of mystery and secrecy, Pisces. Saturday will bring a month of enlightenment,understanding and compatible minds. You’ll tell the world what you know. But ﬁrst, this week: Research, rest, remain in the background Sunday. This night through Tuesday raises your energy, charisma and effectiveness – jump into a lucky investment, debt-reduction, health, lifestyle, research, or intimate project. (Intimate project? Pregnancy, for instance.) Anything that will effect a beneﬁcial (and the deeper the better) change in your life. Money caution Wednesday-Friday! Errands Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org • Reading: 416-686-5014
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1988 MAZDA P/UP B2200, metallic blue, well maint, $1100 obo. 604-943-1582
2005 TOYOTA Echo, 40mpg city/ 60mpg hwy. 4-door hatchback, a/c, cruise, keyless entry, CD player, split rear seat, more room than you’d think! 90k km, regularly maintained by Toyota service only, front brakes recently rebuilt. 1 owner. Accident/smoker free. Great condition. $5,900. 604-219-5508.
Sports & Imports
Scrap Car Removal
1982 MERCEDES 300SD, turbo, power pak, ac loaded, alarm new battery. $2900, 778-859-0168
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
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
2006 VOLVO V70, 103K, fully loaded, blk heater, Volvo service warr 2 yrs $18,850, 604-986-5427
No Wheels No Problem
HOUR 2Service From Call
Family Owned & Operated
1987 TOYOTA MR2 blue, aircared until 2011, new tires, $2,000. Runs well 604-980-5817
1996 AUDI Quattro, A6QU, grey, 4 door sedan, low kms, best offer, W. Van. 604-926-3974
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
1998 HONDA Civic LX, all records, 2 owners, new tires. 183K, 5 spd, $3500 obo, 778-241-5610
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EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 H.C. Office / House Cleaning Quality & Experience. Bonded & Insured. 604-725-0856
*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs
Drafting/Design & Decorating
DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE New, Reno, Interior, Green
*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925
Call James • 604-220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca
L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING
Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158
WE LOVE SMALL JOBS We Love All Jobs! All Work Guaranteed. 23 years Experience.
CONCRETE & ASPHALT
1984 -20 FT DODGE MH full bath, awning, good cond. $5,000 604-791-3579
30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured
• Removal & Replace • Free Disposal • Free Estimates • Quality Guaranteed • Fully Insured • Commercial / Residential
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
30 Years Drainage/Sewers/Sumps Repairs or Replacements www.TheHomePros.tv
EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376
NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
GUARANTEED ★ ★Wet Basements Made Dry
CHOICE CARPET CLEANING Free Est.! Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025, 778-688-0117
LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567
1986 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 56,000 km, collectors plates. $25,000. 604-839-8579 D24627
Scrap Car Removal
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
40FT X 80 ft x 16 ft bldg on #5 Rd. & Westminster Hwy & Granville, Avail now. Call 778-997-4912
CALL 604 946-1094
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QUIET, CLEAN, large furn’d rm, prkg, np suit mature working male $500 incl utils/net, 604-277-6002
8200 PARK ROAD NEW WESTMINSTER
ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE SUMMER END SPECIAL
BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $321,000. 604-726-0677
5505 BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat Oct 30 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun Oct 31 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715
Houses - Sale
EXPERIENCED LAWYER & NOTARY
PUPS - purebred Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler), 1st shots. $500. Chilliwack. Call 604-512-7560.
ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.
✫PEARCE ELECTRIC Lic #91654. Bonded & Insured. BBB Accredited. ★ 604-644-5960
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking EST 1991
604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458
• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
The Richmond News October 15, 2010 A47
Call ThE Experts PLUMBING & HEATING
TREE SERVICE “Trim your trees, cut your costs”
Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member
Bonded, Licensed & Insured
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 604-214-0661
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Commercial/Residential Drainage Repairs Ditch Inﬁlls & Culverts Installed Broken Driveways Removed Sand, Gravel & Topsoil Deliveries
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30 years experience
“HAUL ANYTHING…BUT DEAD BODIES!”
FREE ESTIMATE: 604-278-5014
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HOME SERVICES ®
• Dangerous Tree Removal • Hedge Trimming • Pruning • Land Clearing • Soil
Water Heater Special Installed From $735
DRAINAGE & EXCAVATING ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖
MAGNOLIA TREE SERVICE, LANDSCAPE & FENCE INSTALATIONWCB Insured
Plumbing Repairs Boilers & Furnaces Gas
Royal Wood Tree Care Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming
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• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Decks • Stairs • Arborite • Tiling • Lino Flooring • Electrical • Plumbing • Doors • Mouldings • Sub Trades
Cell: 604-880-1245 Bus: 604-943-9777 Est. 1972 Keith Johnston Div. K&E Ent. Ltd.
To place your ad in “Call the Experts” call our Sales Experts at 604-630-3300
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Lawn & Garden
TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS For anything Yard Related! WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS
604-878-5232 SINCE 1997
SIGNATURE Landscaping Ltd.
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Fences Retaining Walls Landscaping 10 yrs exp. Quality work Driveways
Mike Rai 604-719-1550
MAGNOLIA LANDSCAPE Service, fence installation, yard renovations, excavation, Irrigation. 604-214-0661
Lawn & Garden
• Ofﬁce & General Moving • Business Moving • Equipment Moving, Delivery, etc. • Speciality Moving
TOTAL LAWN CARE
• Lawn Maintenance • Chafer Beetle Treatment • Aeration • Fertilization & Weed Control • Hedge Trimming Fully Insured, Free Estimates
Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.
Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881
AJK MOVING Ltd. Delivery, storage. No job too small or big. Clean-up, garage, basement. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072
BE COOL! COLD FEET? Talk to Someone You Trust.
CENTRAL AIR INSTALLED CONDITIONING FURNACES Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING
TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931
Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS
604-278-5542 ext 213
24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062
All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST
★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030
Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Shell Busey’s Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp Visa & MasterCard
A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-961-0324 or 604-562-0957
PRIMO PAINTING * EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee
No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB
• BBB • RCABC • GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor • Residential Rooﬁng • Liability Coverage and WCB • Designated Project Managers • Homes & Strata • Third Party Inspection Installations & Repairs Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate •• 24 Hr Emergency Service Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount www.crownresidentialrooﬁng.com
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SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513
• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof
#1 All Season Rooﬁng Re-Rooﬁng & Repairs Specialists
Final Chance to Save ½ the HST Please Book by October 31 20 year Labour Warranty available
CHEAP JUNK Removal
Starting at $39.99
Starting at $169.00
Large 20 cubic yard trucks.
RUBBISH & CAR REMOVAL Free Estimates 604-214-0661
John 778-288-8009 We Recycle =)
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079
A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072
Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153
SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured
• Exterior & Interior • Bonded & Insured • Free Estimates
Tried & True Since 1902
B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .
Renovations & Home Improvement
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000
#1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
We cover the H.S.T.
Interior & Exterior
Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside
Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288
YARD CLEAN-UP, lawns cut & lawn aeration, hedge trim, rubbish removal, gutters. 604-773-0075
(ie: Heavy Machinery, Pianos)
NEED HELP with ERRANDS? Call 604-842-8824 www.escapeerrands.ca
Moving & Storage
DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. Starting from $179 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599
Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
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UNBELIEVABLE YEAR END SAVINGS ON ALL SUBARU MODELS!!
Incomparably equipped plus All-Wheel Drive from
Cash Incentives up to
on select models.
*MSRP of $27,945 is for a 2010 Forester 2.5X 5MT (AJ1 XO) including freight & PDI ($1,525), documentation fees ($395) and battery and tire tax ($30). License, taxes, insurance and registration extra. Model shown is the 2010 Forester 2.5X Limited Package (AJ2 LP) with MSRP of $34,745. †$2,000 cash incentive is for cash customers only and is available on 2010 Forester (AJ2 LP, AJ2 LPN, AJ2 XT, AJ2 XTN) models. Additional cash incentive offers are available on select new Forester models. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. †Offer valid until Nov. 2, 2010. Visit iihs.org/ alg.com/ nhtsa.gov for details. See your local Subaru dealer or www.western.subarudealer.ca for complete details. Sea Island Way Capstan Way No. 3 Roa d
3511 N0. 3 ROAD RICHMOND 604-273-0333 www.richmondsubaru.com OPEN SUNDAY 12 - 5 PM
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Cambie Road Alderbridge Way