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The operators of the $2 billion Canada Line are blaming a perfect storm of sub zero temperatures and snow for Thursday morning’s chaotic rush-hour commute. Hundreds of Canada Line passengers were left stranded in and around Richmond as the mission to get to work descended into farce. An already tricky journey due to an early morning snowfall was thrown into disarray when the rail on the Canada Line bridge over the Fraser River froze, cutting off the power to the train. Ice and snow build-up caused two trains to lose power and get stranded on the bridge around 8 a.m., effectively closing the route between the Bridgeport and Marine Drive stations. Shuttle buses were deployed to transport hundreds of weary commuters over the river, but long line-ups soon built up in each direction. And at 8:30 a.m. a train that had just left Aberdeen station came to a halt before it reached Bridgeport. It was two hours before a Canada Line crew managed to get another train out to shunt that marooned car and its passengers into Bridgeport. Jason Chan, a spokesman for the rapid transit operators Protrans BC, described how ice and snow had built up on the line more

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Ice build up on Canada Line rails over the Fraser River caused long delays. Shuttle buses were brought in to take people between Marine Drive and Bridgeport. Even on the Richmond side, it took one train two hours to get from Aberdeen to Bridgeport station. quickly than they had anticipated. “It was particularly bad on the power rail that powers the trains,” Chan said of the stalls on the bridge over the river. “The environmental factors of the day may have got the better of us. But any bridge over water in these conditions is going to be susceptible to icing.”

Ricky Mann, a passenger on the crowded train, contacted the News and told how the car lost power, causing the air conditioning to shut down. “I only got on at Aberdeen and didn’t make it very far,” said Mann, who was trying to get downtown to his Canada Post job. “The air conditioning went off and it

became very stuffy very quickly. I think it took me more than two hours to get from Aberdeen to Bridgeport and now there are huge line-ups to get the shuttle bus across to Marine. “I think they should have looked into this a bit more and made more plans to deal with a bit of snow.” Mann seemed to think the slight incline on the line on the approach to Bridgeport was making it tough for the train to continue forward. The train stuck on the Fraser River bridge was recovered and brought into Bridgeport just before 10:30 a.m. Although the temperatures did rise throughout the morning, Chan said the line’s power rail was still very cold, making it easy for falling snow to stick, accumulate and freeze. “We did run trains through the night and had a de-icing train out there during the night, but the ice build-up was much faster than anyone expected,” he said. Chan explained that, basically any elevated guideway is prone to problems such as Thursday mornings, when certain weather conditions prevail. And he added that Protrans BC are now working on how to prevent a similar situation happening the next time snow and freezing temperatures hit. “We will run more de-icing trains. We’re looking into all available resources to deal with this,” he said. see Delayed page 4

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Naturists want ‘hidden jewel’ of wetlands protected Naturists are pleading with the City of Richmond to step up and protect a little known parcel of ecological gold from being lost forever. Due to dense stands of birch trees, the 80 acres of former peat mining wetlands — adjacent to Country Meadows golf course $

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and the No. 6 and Blundell roads intersection — has, for many years, gone undetected by naturalists and government agencies. The owners of the land, Eco Waste, are preparing to bring forward an application to fill in the land with soil before marketing it for blueberry growing. But a Richmond member of the Vancouver Natural History

Society, who has been closely monitoring the area, has witnessed the rare sight of one of the Lower Mainland’s few sandhill crane families nesting on what naturists are calling the Lulu Island Wetlands. Julian Hudson and other members of his society have also spotted an abundance of rare frogs, waterfowl, deer, birds of prey and migratory birds either seeking refuge or

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hunting on the wetlands. Now Hudson has asked the city to look into saving the “hidden jewel” by buying the precious plot, perhaps with a view to turning it into a naturist attraction. “The golfers were the ones that alerted us to the land being drained a while ago,” Hudson, who lives close to the area, told the city’s parks and recreation committee on

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Tuesday. “Ecologically speaking, it’s more significant now that the cranes are there and that they are breeding there. There is at least one family there and there is thought to be only 12 cranes in the Lower Mainland. What we’re asking the city to think about at this point is protecting the area, perhaps by way of purchasing the land.” see Land page 4 07283111

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ohn Cameron is an imposing man. Standing 6’ 2” tall and looking like he just came off the ranch, the 63-year-old appears an unlikely activist for HIV/AIDS. Yet, since 1984, the lifelong Richmondite has made it his mission to advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS. It wasn’t a role he sought out, though. “I figured I had AIDS right at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic because I was getting wounds that wouldn’t heal,” said Cameron, who was working for the City of Richmond engineering department. “In those days, you didn’t want to hear the word AIDS so I never went to find out.” In 1981, the first case of what became known as AIDS was reported by the Center for Disease Control in the U.S.A. Cameron also knows how he contracted the deadly disease. In 1980, just out of a long-term relationship, he said he engaged in a couple of flings with gay men. “We were totally careless back then, AIDS didn’t seem to be such a big deal until people started getting sick and dying,” he said. “Then, it was like a Holocaust … guys I knew were jumping out of windows; there were lots of suicides in 1981.” It wasn’t until 1994 that he was

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actually diagnosed. “At that point I had full blown AIDS and I went from 210 pounds to 137,” he said. “I was actually at the end-stage of my life.” It turned his life upside down. He had just gone back to school to work on his advanced degree in

waste management when he was struck with full-blown AIDS. “I couldn’t work and my business was done,” said Cameron. “I made a deal with myself that if I survived, I’d do something to educate people about AIDS.” At his worst, Cameron was tak-

ing 43 pills, seven times a day. “Plus, I had to take extras when I had an infection,” he said. “It wasn’t pretty because I would throw up a lot. “Now, I am down to three pills a day… I’m on the fourth generation AIDS cocktail.” In the nineties, people were still extremely leery of having anything to do with a person living with HIV/ AIDS, he said. “It wasn’t until a year after my diagnosis that I told my father’s girlfriend,” said Cameron. “They were in their eighties at the time, but surprisingly they took it quite well.” Cameron said he was the first person in Richmond to come out of the closet and tell people he had AIDS. “I thought someone was going to firebomb my house but people were really great and supportive,” he said. “Then, about four others came out of the closet. It’s scary because if you told people you had AIDS back then, you risked being ostracized.” In 1995, Cameron and Francis Clark, founding member of the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), founded the first HIV/ AIDS outreach support group in Richmond. “At the time, nobody was talking about AIDS and its see Schools page 6

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the Richmond Citizen’s Association slate (formerly known as the NDP) at an NDP fundraiser with Carole James tonight at St. Alban’s Anglican Church at 7 p.m. Call 604-275-7827 for tickets. “Carole has agreed to come speak to us, and it should be an interesting speech as she’ll just have

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Continued from page 1 Hudson said he knows of only two other wetlands like the Lulu Island lands — Burns Bog and Pit Polder (Pitt Meadows). Nearby parcels of land are designated by the city as environmentally sensitive areas (ESA). “Our big question is, ‘why isn’t the whole area ESA?’ Only parts of it are designated as ESA,” Hudson asked committee. The city’s manager of policy planning, Terry Crowe, confirmed that Eco Waste had, two years ago, submitted an application to fill the land in. But the city, recognizing the surrounding area’s ecological sensitivity, requested the company come back with more detailed information. Crowe said he’d spoken on Tuesday with representatives of the landowners Eco Waste. “There had been an application for non-farm use and we had asked Eco Waste for a lot of information,” he said. “They are now going to bring something forward. They want to fill the site and then lease it for farming.” The city’s bylaw manager, Wayne

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be good to have an option for people to say they don’t want any of them. But we should at least ask the question.” Coun. Evelina HalseyBrandt agreed, “Art is a very personal thing. We shouldn’t exclude international artists. “The purpose of public art is to make you think and provoke discussion. “This is an opportunity to say, ‘Hey, we have some money in the art budget, do you want any of this?’” Steves retorted that the money — there’s approximately $650,000 unallocated funds in the public art reserve — would be better served going towards giving the people of Richmond a better art gallery. “Spending $1 million on an art gallery or a better public library is my priority. We could have international shows here if we had a decent art gallery,” he said. “There will be other Biennales and we can get more public art then.” Committee also made a motion for staff to come back with a policy on acquiring more art from local artists.

Mercer, told the committee that Eco Waste would have to come to council for permission to fill the land for farming use, even though it’s already zoned for agriculture. Staff understood that Eco Waste’s fresh application could be on the table early next year. Committee chair, Coun. Harold Steves, conducted a brief history lesson on the land and even wondered why the owners wanted to go to so much trouble to grow blueberries, when cranberries are much easier. “This area was to be a major agricultural area and that is why there is not a lot of ESA designation,” he said. “There’s really only one way to save this land and that is for someone to buy it. (The owners) may need our permission to fill it to grow blueberries. “But they don’t need to fill it to grow cranberries, the land is perfect for cranberries and they are more profitable than blueberries.” Committee referred the matter to staff to come back with more detailed information on the area and the owner’s prospective application.

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ture in their city. “I’m very concerned about what we do with local artists. We’ve got such tremendous talent here and there are many groups that we don’t contribute much to,” he said. “When I look at some of these (Biennale artworks), there was some tremendous controversy over them. “Some of our ethnic community were insulted by it and I’m worried about going ahead with that after the public reaction. It’s a lot of money to spend on international art and I would sooner see it spent at home.” The city’s director of arts, culture and heritage services, Jane Fernyhough, told committee that the city had received “a lot of positive feedback” on the Biennale installations. “It’s in the eyes of the beholder I guess. If we are going to public consultation, is there a chance for them to say ‘we don’t want any’,” asked McNulty. Coun. Sue Halsey-Brandt said she in favour of proceeding with the survey. “Let’s see if people want this, but I think it would

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So, folks, it’s time for the big Biennale The Price is Right challenge. Behind door number one: A giant $700,000 chrome bust of a former Communist dictator. Behind door number two: A giant $600,000 chrome drip of water. Behind door number three: A giant $400,000 bright red windy wave. Behind door number four: None of the above. Who will go? Who will stay? You, the Richmond taxpayer, may have to decide. City council’s parks and recreation committee couldn’t decide this week, splitting down the middle on a 2-2 tied vote on whether or not to survey Richmondites on what piece of public art, or not, they want to retain when the Biennale tempo-

rary exhibition winds up next spring. The staff recommendation to go ahead with the survey and sourcing subsequent “funding options” was defeated due to the split. But the matter of the survey is still expected to go before full council next month without a committee recommendation and may yet reach the public. If given the choice this week, councillors Harold Steves and Bill McNulty would have plumped for door number four. “To go and spend half a million dollars on one of these pieces is financially irresponsible,” Steves said. “(Public art is) OK. But I don’t see it as interesting enough to buy it. Why bring in someone else’s art? “We bring in stuff from outside but have little choice in what we get from Biennale. But we bring it in and now we want to buy it. I just don’t get it.” McNulty was more worried about another backlash from Richmond’s Asian community, some of who were offended by the mere presence of a Lenin sculp-

Continued from page 1 “We will run more de-icing trains. We’re looking into all available resources to deal with this,” he said. A de-icing train was dispatched, but there was no indication when that job will be finished and service across the bridge restored. Canada Line is still running, but only

as far as Marine Drive on the Vancouver side and Bridgeport on the Richmond side. TransLink said the delays are due to “a weather-related problem with the power rail on the bridge over the Fraser River.” The SkyTrain service across the rest of Metro Vancouver was moving normally, despite the weather.


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Continued from page 3 dangers,” said Clark. “The school district didn’t want to deal with it, nor did the local health department… trust me Richmond was not ready to deal with AIDS. Basically, the city didn’t believe it was an issue here. “John brought a face to AIDS.” Clark remembers Cameron as “a strong character who was concerned about the lack of information about HIV/AIDS in Richmond.” “He was a forceful man sometimes but I think because he didn’t expect to live long, so he made it his mission to bring AIDS awareness to the city and the province,” said Clark. Clark went on to say, under the umbrella of the RCD, the group ran for three years before mor-

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phing into the Heart of Richmond AIDS Society. “We brought together HIV/AIDS educators to speak to students in local high schools about the dangers and risks of unprotected sex. “Schools here didn’t want to talk about sex, let alone HIV/AIDS.” Today, thankfully, said Cameron, people are open to talk about AIDS, although he believes people, particularly gay men, are becoming complacent about the disease and aren’t consistently practicing safe sex. Meanwhile, Cameron is one of the founders of the World AIDS Day in Vancouver. He and a handful of other AIDS-infected people started the yearly event in 1994. It was a way to help

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Doctor with a message In Afghanistan, women can be publicly killed for simply looking at a man in a way that is deemed “wrong.” During Taliban rule, anyone found with a television was lashed in public, thrown in jail or heavily fined. These are just a couple of the astonishing facts Dr. Sima Samar relayed to a crowded gym full of students at Hugh Boyd secondary last week. Samar, a world-renowned champion of human rights and a recent Order of Canada recipient, visited the students last Friday to discuss human rights and women’s issues. When a student asked her about the burka (head-to-toe wrap), Samar responded: “The burka came from India more than 100 years ago. Later on, it became law to keep women covered in order to protect them from sexual violence.” Samar told the students that she blames burkas for causing untold health issues for women in Afghanistan, because their bodies can’t absorb enough vitamin D from sunlight. That results in a high incident of bone fragility amongst Afghan women. Chelsea Lee, a Grade 12 student, approached Samar after her talk and asked for Samar’s business card. The 17-year-old was clearly moved by what she had heard. “Dr. Samar’s talk was enlightening and powerful,” Lee said, adding it was the best presentation she’d ever heard. “I was amazed

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to learn that the women can’t show their skin and can’t wear shoes that make noise so the men aren’t disturbed. And hearing about the massive rapes in Darfur (Sudan) … it was horrible.” Lee asked Samar what Richmond students could do to help. Samar, chairwoman of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, asked the students to start by becoming “better global citizens.” “We are not isolated, we have a responsibility to protect any human being in need all over the world,” said Samar. “We need the youth of today to respect each other and to stand up for dignity.” Boyd was the only school in the Lower Mainland that had the opportunity to hear Samar speak. Born in February 1957 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, in a family of eight brothers and three sisters, Samar said she realized early on that growing up in a conservative Muslim society, boys were coveted far more than girls. “Boys were always preferred so I tried to work really hard to show my parents that I was just as worthy and equal to my brothers,” said Samar. At 18, Samar was married. When her husband was arrested in 1984, never to be seen or heard of again, Samar and her young son fled to Pakistan for safety. It was there that Samar worked as a doctor in a refugee camp in a small border town of Quetta. “Thousands of refugees from see Samar page 8

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Continued from page 7 Afghanistan lived there in dreadful misery, especially the women and children, who were forbidden to visit male doctors, or work or attend school,” said Samar. In 1989, appalled by the lack of health facilities for women and girls, Samar founded the Shuhada Organization and Shuhada Clinic, which still operate to this day. “I fund both through donors, and the money I receive from my lectures,” said Samar. Over the years, Samar has worked for a number of international organizations and forums and was the United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights violations in Sudan. “When I worked for the UN, the horrors inflicted on the women, such as having their clothes burned and being kept naked so the soldiers could rape them, were happening partially because the government was corrupt,” said Samar. Although, death threats have plagued her for decades, Samar vows never to give up her crusade. “I have no choice but to be positive, and I believe women have more patience than men,” she said. “It’s not easy for Afghan women as they can pay a huge price for achieving success.” Then, Samar smiles and recounts a powerful reminder for her unwavering. “A sixyear-old girl in a remote part of Afghanistan was approached by a boy asking her why she was going to school, and she answered ‘I want to be Simi Samar.’ The young girls in Afghanistan are hopeful, we should all be hopeful,” she said. Ideally, Samar said she would like to see her country: “Be a place where women are

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treated with dignity and equality and women who, rather than wear the burka because it’s imposed on them, wear it only if they choose.” Today, Samar runs an orphanage, which cares for 160 children, ranging in age from two to 18. Although she has been awarded and nominated with some of the world’s most prestigious honours, Samar said one of her proudest achievements is the fact that out of the 1,500 young women attending the Kabul University, 1,000 came from her school, The Shuhada Girls’ High School in Jaghori District. “I do it for all the young girls and women around the world who don’t enjoy the freedoms and rights that democracy offers,” said Samar. “We need solidarity and support from the international community.” For more information, visit www.simasamar.com.

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an anyone remember back a couple of months ago, when the business of government in British Columbia actually involved policies that had to do with running the province instead of the leadership battles of the Liberals and NDP? Us neither. While the ship of state runs on autopilot, both parties have now got down to serious business — their own political infighting. “Thanks but no thanks” has been the response of several outsiders the party hoped might saddle up their white horses. This leaves several party insiders lugging around the balland-chain of the HST as they consider their ambitions. If it’s baffling to most that the first declared Liberal candidate is someone few people even recognize, consider the even-stranger implosion of the NDP. At the moment the party should be riding high on Liberal self-destruction, a significant number of MLAs have instead decided it’s a good time to air mostly unexplained grievances with leader Carole James. Since unhappy caucus members aren’t talking, it’s difficult to understand the issues. Is James too nice, too nasty, too boring, too modern, too old-guard? Nobody’s saying. Voters had best put on their crash helmets and fasten their seatbelts. — North Shore News

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The Editor, Re: “Lenin could be here to stay,” News, Oct. 22. City hall will go ahead and pick whatever they want as they don’t listen to what the taxpayers have to say. If I was to choose, I would say without hesitation the beautiful piece on River Road near Cambie (Water #10) and definitely Wind Waves (Garry Point Park). These two pieces represent the island city that Richmond is. Let’s all raise our hands and wave goodbye to that monstrous eyesore Miss Mao and Lenin. L. Haudin Richmond

Give disabled fair crack of whip

The Editor, Open letter to B.C. government and MLA John Yap. We are writing to you as a request for all people on disability. As it stands now, a single person is entitled to earn up to $500 and a couple is entitled to earn up to $750 per month which is an earning exemption, and is great. However, for those of us who are not able to work, we feel that a change must be made. There are those of us who may receive a small inheritance which is paid out monthly, far below the $750. However we must declare this as a non-earned income which, in turn, the ministry deducts from our monthly cheque. It is unfair and in our case the government is taking away something that was left to us as a final wish. It is disrespectful to the dead. Please bring this very important issue up in Parliament as the legislation is outdated. We did not ask to be disabled and feel the time has come to be treated fairly. Frances & Kevin Ham Richmond

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Kate, Will: live long, boring lives Did anyone else feel a bit of remorse to hear that Kate Middleton and Prince William are going to get married? I did because I just can’t imagine a happily-ever-after future for them. Right now, they’re young, they’re beautiful and they’re happy. But we all know that won’t last forever. The young and the beautiful parts, at least, are destined to fade away, without doubt. The happy part, well, that could last, but even if they stay together forever, they will inevitably have times that are not all wine and roses. All marriages have their ups and downs, and a royal life comes with added pressure. The Royal Family is fascinating. They’re rich, they’re powerful and they’re definitely part of the “old world” establishment. They live in castles, at times they wear crowns and they’ve got a whole museum full of jewels found in the Tower of London. They’ve got a bit of a dramatic history, filled with wars, beheadings and international control and power plays. But, above all, they’re human. Surely Diana, Princess of Wales, taught us that. Her life is among the most archetypal of any royal figure in history. Her story reads like any historical tragedy: A

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beautiful young girl marries the heir to the throne, bears him two children, is cast off (or casts herself off) and falls in love with a foreigner. They die in a car crash as a member of the paparazzi pursues them through a dark tunnel in the streets of Paris. We can only hope that a similar fate does not befall Wills and Kate. Please, oh please, let them lead ordinary, boring lives. Let them grow old and comfortable, and let them see their children grow up to be well-adjusted adults. Although Diana will always be young and beautiful, I’m sure she (and her sons) would give anything for old and comfortable; frumpy even. Unfortunately, it is a near certainty that William and Kate will not be left alone to live a normal life. He is heir to the throne, destined one day to become King of England, with his image emblazoned on money, stamps and gazillions of souvenir plates. She is the ordinary girl — a commoner — who’s marrying prince charming and who one day be Queen of England. Even in Canada, the newspapers, TV, radio and

websites were filled with huge spreads on the new royal couple. Front pages across the land carried photos of Prince William, looking handsome and debonair in a suit with a regal purple tie, and his Kate, who looked stunning with her long, dark hair and moviestar smile. Even though the couple has been “practicing” for eight years, their engagement with Lady Di’s ring is still the romantic moment of the decade. They were classy and demure in their interview with the press, despite the aggressive (and non-stop) flash of the photographers, which she is sure to face for the rest of her days. He was born into the spotlight; she will have to adapt to it. The allure of the Royal Family is nearly impossible to ignore. Here I am, adding to it by writing about them. When the news was announced, I couldn’t resist reading about them, checking out her ring and clicking through the infinite photo galleries that almost instantly popped up online. I recognize that I’m part of the problem, which is perhaps why I feel so sad for the happy couple. So, here’s to William and Kate; may they be ordinary. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.sherlock@gmail. com.


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A celebration of the life of David Lam — philanthropist and former B.C. lieutenant-governor — will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Rd. Dubbed a “man of the people,” Lam passed away Monday at the age of 87 after a battle with prostate cancer. A gentle man with a sly sense of humour, Lam was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada with his family following the Second World War. Highly educated, with an economics degree from China’s Lingnan University

and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, Lam made money in real estate and generously spread it among many B.C. institutions. In 1988, Lam was appointed B.C.’s 25th lieutenant governor — the first Asian-Canadian to hold the post in Canada — and, despite the title, remained a man of the masses. “After he was appointed, I asked him if he wanted to be called, Your Excellency, he laughed and said: ‘Faye, call me, ‘Hey you,’” said Faye Leung, another prominent realtor with Chinese roots. Lam, who had a love of cherry trees, donated

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Christmas in Steveston village Community all set to welcome Santa on Sunday

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participate in decorating trees to be on display at the Gulf of Georgia Cannnery beginning Nov. 28. The finale of the afternoon, when the sun goes down, will be the lighting of the grand Sequoia tree in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery with a turn of the magic candy cane by Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

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A18 November 26, 2010 The Richmond News

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Time to walk the talk Forum inspires locals to create housing action plan

All Richmond is abuzz with discussion about housing. The city reported that housing starts are ‘way up in 2010 and their coffers are filling up with development permit fees. The Remy SOCIAL development is to provide affordable housing units for seniors as well as regular market housing units along with a daycare centre for young families. The Onni development is to also provide a mixed neighbourhood including market condos, live/work dwellings and low-end market rentals. After the housing slump of 2009, all this is indeed, good news. It was perhaps timely then, that on Oct. 29-30 the Richmond Poverty Response committee and the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee hosted Housing Forum: Building Hope. Sixty seven participants attended the forum and came away from the weekend with a plan of action to get more affordable housing built in Richmond. As a member of the forum organizing committee, I was glad to see everybody got a lot out of the keynote speaker’s talk on Friday night. It was like a call to action. Tim Wake, an affordable housing consultant, explained that these days some people can qualify subsidized housing and some people can afford to own market housing. But there is a growing “middle sector” that doesn’t qualify for subsidies but can’t afford home ownership. These folks make between $30,000 and $70,000 per year. To put a face to them, they would be our grown children, our trades people and our professionals. And although they consist of about 40 per cent of our households, there is no system in place to deal with their needs. Wake suggested the middle sector needed to set up a system that would assist the middle sector to get into housing. Forum participants attended learned

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Richmond’s Eureka Camp Society, an outdoor camp for kids with invisible disabilities such as ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome and more, will benefit from legendary rock band Chilliwack’s upcoming concert. The band, which rose to fame four decades ago with such classic hits as California Girl, Lonesome Mary and My Girl, will take to the stage on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250- 144th St., Surrey. For tickets or more information, call 604-507-6355 or visit www.bellperformingartscentre.com. For more information about Eureka Camp, log onto www.eurekacamp.ca.

After months of waiting for the ax to fall due to budget cuts, the Artisans’ Galleria opened to much fanfare last Friday. At the 11th hour, a benefactor stepped forward making it possible for the Community Arts Council of Richmond and the Galleria to move rather than close its doors forever. Dignitaries such as Gary McPhail, Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Councillor Bill McNulty were on hand to cut the ribbon signifying its grand opening. The 40-year-old arts council is thrilled with its new location in Garden City Shopping Centre. The grand opening was a resounding success. There were free door prizes, and customers had a chance to win a gift basket filled with their artists members’ work at a value of more than $500.

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Richmond’s 12-year-old Christy Yu snagged first place in piano in the Richmond Music Festival last week. Christy started playing the piano at the age of four and is currently completing Grade 10 Piano at Steveston’s World of Music and Arts. For such a young pianist, Christy has participated in a number of recitals, competitions and music festivals, where she showed herself as a talented and accomplished player with a great potential.

On Sunday, Nov. 14, the Richmond Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association presented a special afternoon concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Canada music week. The recital, held at Richmond Presbyterian Church, began with all the performers leading the audience in the singing of O Canada. Thirty pianists played varied and imaginative works by Canadian composers. Peter Friesen, jazz pianist, teacher, composer and author and a member of the Richmond BCRMTA, also treated the crowd to a performance.

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The Stars Step Out Variety Show, benefiting the Zajac Foundation, will host a galaxy of international stars led by Leon Bibb and include the cream of B.C.’s artists. Richmond’s own actress/singer Sibel Thrasher and director Voni Grindler will lend their talent to help special needs children across our province. The star-studded show happens Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at www.vancouvertix. com. or call 604-629-8844, or www.artsclub.com or call 604-687-7144.

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Executive Chef, Sockeye City Bar & Grille STORY BY MICHELLE HOPKINS • PHOTO SUBMITTED He agreed and said: As the weather dips and “Braised lamb shank is the days get dark early, our a great dish for this time cooking goes through a of year, it’s very cheap, change as well. It’s the time of year for hearty meals to comforting and nicely warm our bones and souls. compliments our local and seasonal root vegetables.” The Richmond News asked Sockeye City’s executive Gibson began his chef Ryan Gibson to culinary journey at 15. At 21, provide us with a recipe for he travelled to Australia and comfort food.

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Community FINANCE

Start tax loss selling now Most investors wait until December to do losses, have been the norm. Therefore tax their tax loss selling, however smart investors loss selling may not generate the usual activwill want to examine their ity this year, but there could portfolios a little earlier this be other sources of supply. year. Near the end of the year, The majority of tax loss institutional fund managers selling usually occurs in the often take profits in order to first half of December when crystallize returns and lockinvestors examine their portin the relative performance folios to determine which of their funds. To do so, they FINANCES stocks to cut and which to reduce positions in their betkeep. They then sell the duds ter-performing investments in order to benefit from capital losses. This which, due to large volumes, can have a sigtrend often opens the door of opportunity for nificant impact on trading activity and open others. Investors who have been sitting on up opportunity. Fund managers will also cut the sidelines will enter the markets looking underperforming stocks from the lineup in for bargains, taking advantage of depressed order to offset gains. prices generated by tax loss sellers. Although the markets continued their They look for good quality stocks whose upward trend in 2010, many large, blue chip prices have been driven down by the selling companies have lagged. Manulife Financial and scoop them up before the tax loss sellers Corp., Research In Motion Ltd., Encana can re-enter the markets. By doing tax loss Corp., Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., and selling early, investors have a cash advantage Transalta Corp. are just a few that could take during the usual tax-loss selling season. Not a further hit if fund managers deem them the only do they benefit from depressed prices, best positions to sell for tax loss purposes. but they have the added benefit of time to Wise investors take a tactical approach to analyze potential purchases. their tax loss selling. They do the analysis and Early tax loss selling also helps prevent prepare a trading plan. They don’t sell a stock the sale of losing positions at even greater just to trigger a tax loss but rather make sure losses, which can result from selling losing they have no reason to hold the stock any positions too late when selling pressure is at longer. its highest. With tax-loss selling season just They also consult with their accountant around the corner, disciplined investors will to see if other strategies apply and to be sure want to plan their trades. Generally speaking, they are within regulations. For example, the worst performing and best performing following a sale, an investor must abide by stocks are the most actively traded ones in superficial loss rules and wait 30 days before December. buying back the same security. Knowing which ones are likely to be Kim Inglis is an investment advisor, CIM affected by tax loss selling is a good start. with Canaccord Wealth Management. kim. In 2010, the TSX Venture Index is up inglis@canaccord.com The views in this coldouble digits and capital gains, rather than umn are solely those of the author.

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Community

RICHMOND HOSPITAL

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Richmond Hospital Foundation raised more than a quarter million dollars on Saturday through their third annual Chinese-Canadian telethon and radiothon, with funds going directly to provide cutting-edge tools for surgeons. The tiny, high tech instruments have huge benefits making surgery safer, less painful, and recovery time shorter, said a press release. And some of them will mean new surgeries can be offered at Richmond Hospital so that patients can get their care close to home. “We are thrilled with the continuous support of the community and the tremendous encouragement of donors,” said Lisa Westermark, chief executive officer, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “It is just amazing,” The event was broadcast through Fairchild Radio AM1470 / FM96.1, AM1320 CHMB, Talentvision and Fairchild Television and raised about $274,000 net in support of the Richmond Hospital’s Operating Room (OR) Campaign. Every year, more than 8,500 surgeries are done at Richmond Hospital and the number continues to grow. New technologies will improve efficiency and increase productivity that will ultimately lead to better, faster patient care, according to the release. Since 1987, the foundation has raised more than $36 million through the support of donors large and small. Last year, the foundation funds over 85 per cent of all newly purchased medical equipment at Richmond Hospital.

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MINORU PLACE S O C I E T Y

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HOLIDAY HOURS Dec. 24 8:30am-3:00pm, Dec. 25-27 CLOSED, Dec. 28-30 11am-4:00pm, Dec. 31 8:30am-3:00pm, Jan. 1-3 CLOSED

Minoru Place Activity Centre • 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 • 604-718-8450 • Fax: 604-718-8462 www.richmond.ca • e-mail: seniors@richmond.ca Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30am-9:00pm • Saturday 8:45am-4:00pm • Sunday 12:00-4:00pm 2010/2011 MINORU SENIORS SOCIETY BOARD

President: Shirley Parker 1st Vice-President: Maggie Levine 2nd Vice-President: Eleanore Mitchell Treasurer: Bill Sorenson Secretary: Vacant

Directors:

Olga Friedman William Wong Sandra Mooney Daryl Whiting

Holiday Events

MINORU PLACE ACTIVITY CENTRE FACILITY PASSES

2010/2011 memberships are now on sale. The annual fee covers participation in fabulous activities in one of the Lower Mainland’s most active 55+years centres. Bingo, dancing, singing, bike club, Spanish club, Wii Lounge, cribbage and other card games are just a few of the interesting and fun activities offered. Membership is open to anyone 55+ years wanting to be a part of a very friendly community. Parking is available behind the Centre at a cost of $10 per calendar year with many handicapped spaces available. Annual Pass - $22.40 Woodcarving Pass - $22.40 Billiards Pass - $28.00

Woodworking Pass - $22.40 Computer Pass - Free

Register one of three ways: • online at www.richmond.ca/register • in person at the Minoru Place Activity Centre front desk • by phone at 604-276-4300. TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

Celebrate the holidays with a traditional Christmas dinner at Minoru Place. Thu, Dec 16 5:30-9:30pm $25 56514

GRANDCHILDREN’S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Bring your grandchildren to enjoy children’s crafts, entertainment and a visit from Santa. Get your tickets early as spots are limited. Mon, Dec 20 9:00-11:00am $10/child $5/senior 69051

CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

Celebrate the season in a sing-a-long in Minoru Lounge. Refreshments served. Tue, Dec 21 7:00-9:00pm $3 56516

CAROL SHIP AND DINNER CRUISE (OUT TRIP)

Explore the local waters of Vancouver Harbour and surrounding communities on this carolling cruise. Price includes traditional holiday buffet, transportation, taxes and gratuity. Home drop off available for $3. Tue, Dec 7 5:30-10:30pm $86.95 + HST 56508

Winter Programs

Winter registration is happening now! For a full list of programs, view www.richmond.ca/guide or pick up a copy of the Richmond Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide.

Richmond Wellness Clinics

HEALTHY OPTIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS

Have your blood pressure checked by retired volunteer nurses, discuss medication concerns with a pharmacist and seek information on programs, services and support available to seniors in the community. Holistic health appointments, manicures and pedicures are available for a minimum donation. Call 604-718-8460 for an appointment. 3rd Wednesday of every month 9:30-11:30am Free

HEARING CLINIC

To have your hearing tested, call 604-718-8450 to make an appointment. Clinics are offered the third Thursday of every month. Dec 16 10:00am-12:00pm Free

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Minoru Place Activity Centre Engaging Seniors To Age Well

COME VISIT THE MINORU PLACE ACTIVITY CENTRE

Located at the corner of Minoru Boulevard and Granville Avenue and across the plaza from the Brighouse Library and Richmond Cultural Centre, the Minoru Place Activity Centre offers an inviting, active and friendly environment for those 55 years and better. This one level, fully accessible facility is set in beautiful Minoru Park and is complemented by many other City facilities in the area. Minoru Place has a number of multipurpose rooms, a large hall with a stage, a billiard room, cafeteria, computer room and excellent woodworking shop. Activities include registered programs, out trips, special events and

support groups. Plus, with an annual Facility Pass ($22.40) you can choose to join any of the 40 clubs and user groups. Complimentary honorary memberships are available to those 90+ years of age. Spouses of members are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun at the Activity Centre even if under the age of 55. Come and experience the benefits of recreation!

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A32 November 26, 2010 The Richmond News

MINORU PLACE

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Volunteer Drivers for Community Leisure

Next month, Federal and Provincial finance Ministers will meet in Alberta to discuss options for increasing Canada Pension Plan benefits and how to pay for them. An elephant may already be waiting! Meanwhile, reasons for judgment were released last week in the case of Usher v. Larabee, a B.C. Supreme Court decision involving an Alter Ego Trust and a claim of two children to set it aside. The Pension Debate A report, titled “Is 70 the New 65?”, by professors at McMasters and York Universities, was released earlier this week. The authors argue that the Federal Government will have to consider raising the age of pension eligibility, in order to promote fairness across generations and to assist in making contributions more affordable. The authors say that because of rising life expectancy of Canadians, as well as recent eligibility increases in the U.S., Australia, England, Germany and France, we cannot avoid this much longer. The costs are simply too high. In my view, given our demographics and the coming changes to our CPP, a rise in the age of pension eligibility seems inevitable. There are so many more of us receiving pension benefits every year that the cost pressures on the Canada pension plan are significant. It becomes harder to justify working Canadians receiving pension benefits. Arguably, CPP benefits are not really intended to be given to persons still working, regardless their age. Many retired Canadians return to the workforce because their skills remain in demand and the current labor force lacks those skills. If working Canadians will in future receive pension benefits, at some point contributions into the Plan will have to increase. The alternative is to reduce eligibility for benefits (to save costs). An increase to the eligibility age is probably on the horizon, so watch for more news. The Case It is somewhat unusual that children seek by litigation an interest in their parents’ assets while the parents are alive. In the Usher case, two of the three children of Gail Usher challenged her Alter Ego Trust. They claimed the Trust should be set aside because a Trust (for all three children) already existed. An Alter Ego Trust is a trust geared for people over the age of 65. There are several reasons people create them but one is in order to avoid a claim to those assets through the Wills Variation Act. In an Alter Ego Trust, the distribution of the parent’s assets on their death is stated in the Trust itself. In some cases, that eliminates the need for a Will. And unlike a Will, a Trust cannot be “varied” and so the Alter Ego Trust prevents a Wills Variation claim. The basic facts of the case were that the two Plaintiff children were given up into foster care by their mother, Ms. Larabee, following the disappearance of her husband. She was simply unable to look after all three children, and suffered a nervous breakdown. There was some contact between the parties over the years. In fact, Ms. Larabee kept in close communication with her daughter, and in fact wanted to bequeath her Estate entirely to her daughter. In recent years, the two sons became aggressive in their expressions of interest in their mother’s Estate. That lead Ms. Larabee to consider and pursue the creation of an Alter Ego Trust. She wanted to eliminate her sons’ ability to make a Wills Variation Act claim, and so she set up the Trust. The sons had to prove an agreement existed with respect to their mother’s assets. They could not, and so their claim failed. An unfortunate case, to be sure, but with the right result. Summary Seniors and their adult children should try to stay informed about the many issues that now affect them. It’s a challenge given how much is happening these days, but with so many sources of information (including the computer), it can be done. It would appear that CPP benefits will increase for seniors fairly soon, but paying for that, and in the larger picture the long term viability of the CPP, must be the main issues for governments to debate and conclude.

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Low Impact, Tai Chi, Yoga) SOCIAL • Line, Jazz, Square and • Chinese Seniors Circle Tap Dancing • Afternoon Tea Transportation - Help make • Spanish Group recreational programs • Wii Lounge accessible to seniors, people GAMES • Bingo with disabilities and other • Bridge Cafeteria and catering groups. This position • Canasta requires someone who services • Whist enjoys meeting people, is Come meet a friend for • Chess at least 19 years old and lunch in our cheerful dining • Crib posesses a Class 1, 2, or room or enjoy a cup of unrestricted Class 4 Drivers • Mah Jong coffee and a sweet in our • Scrabble Licence. Minimum 2 hours lounge. Enjoy the pleasure • Snooker per month. Contact Erika of delicious and nutritious Goroztieta at 604-718-8450 full course daily lunches or egoroztieta@richmond.ca. SUPPORT GROUPS or Friday night dinners. • Caregivers Minoru Senior Society • Diabetic members may purchase • Parkinson’s lunch for $5 and nonmembers $6.

Be Part of the Action Whether you are a current participant or are exploring ways to get involved, we offer a wide variety of clubs and groups, registered classes and drop-in activities tailored to your specific needs and interests. Club and Groups include: • Artists Workshop • Ballroom Dance • Bicycle Club • Carpet Bowling • Fitness (Body Sculpt, Better Backs and Balance, Ease Into Fitness, Joint Works,

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• Craft Activities • Busy Fingers • Readers & Writers Group • Musical Interludes • Glee Club • Chinese Happy Chorus • Peking Opera • Kingsland Calligraphy • Chinese Calligraphy • Photography Club • Painting (Acrylic, Chinese Brush Painting, Watercolour) • Platinum Players (Drama Group) • Woodcarving / Woodworking

Retirement

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

A variety of volunteer positions are available at Minoru Place. Volunteering is a great way to become more involved in the community, is a chance to meet new people and allows certain programs to be offered as they are completely volunteer driven. To volunteer, pick up an application at the front desk.

Current Volunteer Positions

Cafeteria Volunteer - Help set up, serve meals or work as a cashier. This is a great Hours position for people who Monday - Thursday 8:30am enjoy a brisk pace and - 4:00pm socializing with others. Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm Minimum 2-3 hours per Saturday 9:30am - 2:00pm month. Computer Room Tutor - Do ASSISTANCE you have basic internet In addition to the many skills? If so, come tutor leisure opportunities, your peers in navigating the we offer various support world wide web. Minimum services that include: 2 hours per week. • Computer Chat Group Bingo Volunteer - Help • Referral to Seniors to call Bingo or work as Information & Peer a cashier. This is perfect Counselling for people who enjoy • Caregivers Support Group socializing. Minimum 2-3 • Diabetic Support Group hours per month. • Manicures and Pedicures Special Event Volunteer - Help to set up, decorate, serve food or put away tables and chairs. This position is for those who enjoy a brisk pace and team work! Minimum a 2-3 hours per month.

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A34 November 26, 2010 The Richmond News

Sports Games gold medal winning Richmond wrestler receives Attorney General Excellence Award BY BAL S. SANGHERA Special to the News

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different groups the dream started to unfold. Both advanced in their groups and reached the final. The first round was intense and ended with a tie. The tie breaker was set up and Bhullar won the point and thus the first round 1-0. Kumar was no longer defensive and came out attacking in the second. He knew what had to done. Bhullar countered every attack and made his own. Finally, with a little opening to the leg he ceased the moment. He lifted Kumar’s leg and kept pushing until finally he was able to nail him to the ground hard. Within seconds Kumar was pinned. At this moment everyone in the Mirage Banquet Hall started clapping and cheering. It was hard to decipher if this was a live broadcast or replay. Bhullar’s hand was raised. The dream had come true. Bhullar took the Canadian flag from his mother and did a victory lap in the stadium, pointing and waving to the cheering crowd. A similar replay of what Daniel Igali had done after winning the Gold at the Olympics a few years back.

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Arjan Bhullar was presented with the Attorney General’s Award of Excellence from Mike de Jong at a recent celebration in his honour.

It was a celebration to remember. Over 1000 came together to join the party. Even the provincial government took part in honoring Richmond wrestler Arjan Bhullar who represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games and brought home a gold medal. Attorney General Mike de Jong, presented Bhullar with the Attorney General’s Award of Excellence. It reads “Attorney General’s Award of Excellence Presented to Arjan Singh Bhullar On This Day, November the Nineteenth, Two Thousand and Ten. In recognition of your outstanding achievement while representing Canada at the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, India. Your gold medal victory in men’s wrestling is testament to your hard work, superior skill, and determination.” Many family members had made the trip to India in anticipation of his victory. This party was for family, friends, fans, supporters and multiple businessmen from the community. Bhullar wanted to share

the celebration and the feeling of that moment of victory. Everyone was treated to a slideshow that started with a chubby little boy in his underwear wrestling on the mats of his father’s home gym. Shortly thereafter the big screen broke away to the Commonwealth Games final match. This was the broadcast that millions saw live in India. It was supposed to be a clean sweep by the hometown favorite Joginder Kumar who had beaten Bhullar just last year in Surrey. A lot had changed in just one year. Bhullar was determined to win and to never lose again to Kumar. Even his father saw a different son over the past year. The fact that the Games were being held in India did something to him. He imagined wrestling the best wrestler of India in the final in front of the home crowd. He imagined beating him at home in front of relatives that would make the trek to Delhi from Canada and also from his parent’s ancestral village from Punjab. When the initial draws were made and the two were put into

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He frequently visits North America, having made stops in New Jersey and Washington DC before arriving in Richmond. Earlier this year, a seminar he hosted in Montreal attracted 800 judoka. Now retired as a competitor, Inoue won gold in the 100-kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and is a three-time world champion. He also won the All-Japan Championship which has no weight class and is one of just four judokas to achieve all three feats. “He was so powerful that his competitors refused to grip him,” said Kojima who is a world class official himself. “They would basically run away from him because he had such a powerful technique.” The club will be welcoming judoka from throughout the province for a seminar Inoue will be hosting on Sunday at the Steveston Community Centre indoor tennis courts. He will also be instructing club members of all ages at regularly scheduled classes next week.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The main emphasis lies on communications, paperwork, errands, travel, siblings and casual friends. These areas face one or two challenges this week, especially Sunday/Monday (philosophical or legal differences?) and Thursday/ Friday (romantic, creative conflicts?). In everything (communication, travel, etc.) your intention is all tied up with a partnership urge – but it is this urge that is really causing unexpected events or disagreements. Somehow, it (the urge to join or merge) is fighting the work you need to get done. By Friday p.m., the conflict’s over, and money luck flows! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Unexpected events could throw a monkey wrench into your money projects, particularly any projects you began in November, especially Sunday/Monday and Thursday/Friday. Do NOT purchase machinery or high tech items before Friday noon. The problem comes from your desire, hidden or not, to seek pleasure, romance, adventure or to take a gamble. You might face a choice: chase romance, or guard your money, gamble or keep your bank account, etc. Despite events, you’ll be optimistic, happy Sunday/Monday! Rest, contemplate mid-week. Your energy, charisma soar Thursday/Friday – this eve’s lucky! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Watch your temper – you’re riding a wave of energy, charisma, hope, loving emotions and creative, gambling pizzazz – but this could make you impatient, too, especially with parents/kids, domestic situations, real estate, security provisions. These have caused you stress and tension for seven years, and you’re at the fed-up stage! So there might be one last explosion, especially Sunday/ Monday or Thursday/Friday. Listen: be safe, but don’t repress your temper. Have a tantrum, then look for common ground. You’ll find it Friday eve, successfully start to implement it Saturday onward.

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6508

Apt/Condos

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

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Surrey

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6030

Lots & Acreage

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $322,888. 604-726-0677

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

OKANAGAN VIEW ACREAGE 10 acre view property, eastern hillside, upper Carmi Road (lot 4 Deerfield) Penticton, BC.. on school bus route, 6 km Paved Road to Penticton Regional Hospital. Power to Property Line. 1000 +/- Foot Frontage on Paved Road. City View and Okanagan Lake. View North to Peachland. Own your own piece of the beautiful Okanagan Valley for $375,000. Contact owners donaclair@shaw.ca

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Real Estate Investment

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6070

WHISTLER. $195,000. 1 BR condo. Reno’d. Walk to Creekside ski lifts. 1-604-907-1330 or email for pics: brianvs@telus.net

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6508

Apt/Condos

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FOR LEASE

6602

2 BR, Oldfield Ave. Nr school/bus avail Dec 1 or 15, share wd, np, ns 604-618-2015 after 2pm 2 BR suite upper level, 13051 Blundell, deck $850 incl utils, ns, np, avail immed, 604-728-5258

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Houses - Rent

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9125

Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2000 BUELL LIGHTNING 1200 by Harley Davidson

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office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

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9160

Sports & Imports

1989 VOLVO, $1500, 4 door sedan, runs great, aircared Feb/ 11, must sell. Call 778-840-1961

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8055

Cleaning

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Vans

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BACH COTTAGE, central Rmd, suits single prof. ns, np, $750 incl utils, now, no wd, 604-277-6333

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1994 FORD Tempo, auto, V6, 4 dr, good cond, lady driven, $2000 obo. 604-988-0347

3 BR ground level, own wd, newly renod, Granville & Railway near schools & bus, $1180+ shared utils, now, ns, np, 604-809-7238

Townhouses Rent

6605

35 35

CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M

Domestic

1991 PLYMOUTH Laser 2.0 L turbo, 113 k, 3 dr h/b, mint cond. $1,750. 604-983-3436

Suites/Partial Houses

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Scrap Car Removal

6602

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Suites/Partial Houses

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9145

9105

Office/Retail Rent

Office Space- 353sf in professional office bldg, 2nd flr, elevator & secure indoor prkg. 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. Ph: Gertie’s Cell 604-306-4563 or email: henneken@shaw.ca

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6505

7431 MINORU, 2BR+1WR, SECorner unit, w/d, f/p, n/p, $1300, now, 604-771-6596

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RENTALS

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

10 TON cube truck with dedicated run. Want to be your own boss? Call Bob, daytime: 604-329-1249 or evenings: 604-574-4936. 1995 TOYOTA tercel 2 dr 4 spd manual, 252,000 k, $1,400 obo 604-833-4999

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EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993

2009 HONDA Odyssey (touring model), black, 16,000 kms, mint cond, sparingly used, incls winter tires $38,500. 604-913-1933

9515

Boats

RETIRED SPORTSMAN selling his Boat .. 2007 10ft 2 inch Avon 310 Rib inflatable boat, white inclds. 5HP/ 4 Stk Honda Outboard Motor - extremely low hours & custom electric Aluminum Boat and Loader & rack, Asking $4600, Allan Smith cell 604-240-0991 or messages 604-943-8006

9535

Snowmobiles/ ATV

RETIRED SPORTSMAN Selling his ATV. 2005 Bombardier Outlander Max 800 - red, w/accessories & options, 50 hr use, very low mi. Asking $6500. Call Allan Smith cel: 604-240-0991 or 604-943-8006 msg.

8060

Concrete

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8075

Drywall

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8080

Electrical

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8087

Excavating

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Richmond News November 26 2010