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Happy clappers ... Leader of the Opposition and the federal Liberal Party Michael Ignatieff receives rapturous applause from an enthusiastic crowd of candidates and supporters, including Richmond riding hopeful Joe Peschisolido, left. Ignatieff was making a quick stop at the city’s Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel as his campaign swung into action Tuesday night.

Political party launches, issues demands A controversial new political force leapt onto the Richmond electoral platform this week and wasted no time in slapping down a series of demands. Inspired by their Gallic cousins in Quebec, the Bloc Le Richmond (pronounced Reesh-mon) were understood to be instrumental behind the scenes in the long struggle to have French signage on the Olympic oval. Now the Bloc wants more recognition in Richmond for all things French, with the renaming of Steveston to Cousteau-ville at the top of its thorny agenda. “Everyone thinks it was the Steves family that founded Steveston,” said the Bloc’s $

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It may not have any power of veto over the potential building of an aviation fuel pipeline through its streets, but the City of Richmond is determined to make as much noise as possible about it. Time and time again, the city has raised its voice in opposition

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of the proposal by a consortium of airlines — known as the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) — to barge millions of litres of fuel up the south arm of the Fraser River to a new off-loading facility and then pump it along a 15 kilometre pipeline through Richmond to YVR. Currently in the public see Route page 4 07283111

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Two masked gunmen are believed to be behind a shooting in downtown Richmond. Approximately 10 shots were said to have rang out in the area of Alderbridge Way and Westminster Highway sometime around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. “We believe this was a targeted incident,” said Richmond RCMP spokeswoman Sherrdean Turley. However, Turley said it is still to be determined if this was a gang-related shooting. Shell casings were found in the area and several buildings, along with one vehicle, were damaged by the gunfire, but fortunately no

one was injured. Turley said the RCMP is questioning an uninjured male who has, thus far, been uncooperative in the investigation. The male is also known to police, but Turley could not confirm how so. “We’re encouraging anyone who did witness this incident to please call the RCMP,” said Turley. Police blocked off the road at the intersection for most of the night. And they were still searching the area for evidence on Wednesday morning. One bullet has already been recovered from a building in the area.


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— Conservative candidate Alice Wong on her rival, Joe Peschisolido’s, campaign team putting up signs illegally on the cityowned Garden City lands.

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Lawyer eyes Richmond East riding BY A LAN C AMPBELL

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The Delta-Richmond East seat is there for the taking in the upcoming federal election. That’s the view of the new Liberal Party candidate for the riding in the wake of Tory stalwart John Cummins’ departure. Alan Beesley — a Vancouver lawyer and former political campaign manager — believes the race to claim Cummins’ old stomping ground is now wide open. And despite having never run as a candidate before, Beesley appears confident he can make an impact over the next five weeks. “Yes, (Cummins) will be a hard act to follow. He was very much an independent thinker and was well regarded. I think he had more disagreements with his own party than I did. But if I didn’t think it was possible to win, I wouldn’t be running.” Beesley has worked for the federal Liberal Party in Vancouver for many years in different guises, including being president of the riding association in Vancouver Quadra and campaign manager for Ted McQueen. “I’ve never been a candidate before and when I was approached by the riding association for Delta-Richmond East I had to think about it for a little while,” said Beesley, who lives in Kitsilano. “But after that, I’d no hesitation in accepting.. He said he felt compelled to step up this time because of the “direction Stephen Harper” is taking us. “I don’t think most Canadians like the direction either. We used to have respect internationally and doors would always be open for us. Under the Conservative government, that has changed.” As far as his target rising is concerned, Beesley said he is “familiar with the difficulties being faced by fishermen in the area. It’s a tough way to make a living, especially when you have a mortgage to pay. The new road to Delta Port goes through many neighbourhoods. I want to speak to as many of those people as possible and I would like to see the impact on them minimized as much as possible.”

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Green Party ready for challenge Candidate hopeful number of supporters will keep climbing BY G RAEME W OOD Special to the News

The 41st federal election could prove to be a major breakthrough for Michael Wolfe and the Green Party in Richmond. Two of the most pressing local issues — a proposed aviation fuel pipeline cutting across Richmond and the future of the Garden City lands — are strongly linked to Wolfe’s party roots, the environment and health of the community. While the Greens continue to battle for attention from the mainstream media and fight for electoral reform for more proportional representation, there is no doubt it is a party on the rise and Wolfe intends to keep it that way. “We’re on a growth curve for our party and I hope that continues,” said Wolfe, 29, born and raised in Richmond and a public school teacher with a degree in

biology from the University of B.C. Since the current Richmond riding was formed in 1988, the Green Party has always shown a gain in the popular vote. In 2008 6.4 per cent of Richmond voters voted Green, up from 4.5 in 2006. Among the most notable of Wolfe’s community involvements is his membership of the Garden City Lands Coalition, which aims to keep the land a large, green, open space in Richmond with zero human footprint. “I want it 100 per cent agricultural and that can allow for features of a park such as trails, gathering places, areas for beautification and art expression,” Wolfe said. He added that governments at all levels have failed to communicate with one another properly, particularly on the proposed fuel pipeline, which he says

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will not only bear detriment to Richmond neighbourhoods but also threaten fish and wildlife habitat. “The provincial environmental assessment has been a joke… Port Metro Vancouver (a federal body) should be doing an assessment but that’s not happening,” Wolfe said.

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Praise is flying in from around the world as Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was awarded the best airport in North America — for the second year running. YVR won the award after 11 million voters from 240 different international airports filled out surveys from airport review company Skytrax. The award was handed to YVR Wednesday morning in Copenhagen. The airport was also second in 2008 and third in 2009. Runners up this year included the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport and the Denver International Airport. YVR CEO Larry Berg attributes the latest success to friendly customer service that promotes clean, efficient facilities, and the 2010 Olympic Games. “First and foremost, it’s the people here,” Berg told the News. “The volunteers, green coats, airport staff — we’re

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Vancouver Airport Authority The City of Richmond is currently seeking a nominee for the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) to serve a three-year term starting in May 2011 and ending in May 2014. Nominees are required to be Canadian citizens and should demonstrate knowledge, leadership skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: • community-based task forces, committees and boards • business operations • transportation • logistics and distribution • commercial sectors with a customer and public service component • tourism and hospitality • finance • international trade • retail and marketing • real estate, planning and development • communications

Stefan Fletcher’s provincial championwinning girls soccer team hasn’t had a serious injury in two years. He credits much of his team’s success to keeping off the treatment table, and said this gives his team a one up on opponents. “We have the advantage because (other teams) have to deal with injuries going into a tournament,” said Fletcher. He said the key to being injury-free is a matter of prevention and knowing how to avoid catastrophic sports injuries. Major injuries can lead to months off the field and major medical fees as well. And Fletcher knows a thing or two about sports injuries. He’s the vice-president of operations at Life Mark — a sports medicine clinic that rehabilitates injured athletes. “If some kid takes a knee prevention program, it can prevent them spending thousands of dollars,” said Fletcher. But when major problems do occur, his company is there to get you back to full strength. And now Richmond residents can reap the benefits of having a sports medicine treatment in their own back yard. Life Mark is opening its new 14,000square-foot clinic at the Richmond Olympic Oval April 18 where the Olympic doping lab used to be.

It will be the largest sports medicine clinic in the Lower Mainland, and will feature physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, orthopedic surgery and all aspects of sports medicine — including massage therapy and sports psychology. And Fletcher said he is in the process of meeting with Richmond’s various sporting associations to establish a relationship to help Richmond’s finest athletes get back to full fitness when needed. But the oval is slated to benefit from the clinic, too. Oval public relations officer Aran Kay said there is a massive market for it in Richmond, particularly at the oval where athletes pick up nagging injuries. “It helps establish the Richmond Olympic Oval for sports health and wellness, as well as a great place to train,” said Kay. And a relationship with the oval will be crucial to succeed, according to Fletcher. “We help people with their problems and when they’re ready for training they go to the oval. If you’re not ready, you come to us,” said Fletcher. Fletcher said his staff will also help pass on education about injury prevention to oval staff so they can pass their knowledge directly to oval customers. “There will be a constant energy between staff here and the oval.”

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want. With the possibility of a provincial election if Premier Christy Clark decides to capitalize on new-found Liberal popularity and with municipal elections set for November, there is justification for a lack of polling enthusiasm in British Columbia. Nevertheless, the deed is done, and it’s up to voters to make the best of it. Judging by the success of the recent Tory campaign to discredit Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff by a series of attack ads, we can expect more of the same in coming weeks. Heaven help us if the Liberals respond in kind. Voters are well-placed to rise above the noise of shouted slurs and slogans. We have two above-average ridings when it comes to education. We should be able to decide for ourselves what the issues of this election should be. Are more prisons more important than help for aging seniors? What are the relevant costs and benefits? How important is it to ratchet up our spending on defence? What is the likely cost of new jet fighters and should the contract have been let through competitive bidding? Where do the parties stand on oil tankers using B.C. coastal waters? Will corporate tax cuts help Canada’s deficit over the long term? It is more important that voters inform themselves on these and other issues than “punish” one party or another. North Shore News editorial

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Harper’s bluff been called

The Editor, I, for one, am glad that the Opposition parties have finally decided that enough is enough and have held Stephen Harper and his government to account. Following a ruling by the Speaker of the House of Commons, it appeared that, in two cases, the Harper government was showing contempt for Parliament. A Commons committee (admittedly dominated by the opposition) recommended that Parliament vote on a finding of contempt for Parliament by the Harper government. This is what has brought us to the election to be held in May. This is an excellent example of Canadian democracy working. This is the majority of Canadians telling the minority Harper government, “You blew it!” There have been many opportunities over the past couple of years for Stephen Harper to act like he heads a minority government that was not supported by the majority of Canadians and try and get along with the opposition. Instead, at every chance he would employ political shenanigans and the politics of division to get his way with no attempt at compromise. All we have heard from his government is that the Conservatives don’t want an election, especially in these tumultuous times. Yet it is the them who’ve purchased more than 6,000 TV ads since January. This is in addition to $26 million of taxpayer money to bring us the Economic Action Plan ads. Thank you to the Opposition for calling this guy’s bluff. Hugh Stainsby Richmond

Letters policy The editor reserves the right to edit letters for brevity, clarity, legality and good taste. Letters must include the author’s telephone number for verification. We do not publish anonymous letters.

Send letters to The Editor, Richmond News, 5731 No. 3 Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 2C9 Fax: 604-270-2248 or e-mail: editor@richmond-news.com

Parks plan vital to city’s future

Richmond has developed a comprehensive parks and open space strategy that will guide the city’s future park priorities for years to come. This strategy reflects the city’s growth, diversity, changing trends and challenges. It addresses trends that are local, national and international in order to ensure we can deliver on Richmond’s vision to be the “most appealing, liveable and well managed community in Canada.” For this strategy to be successful, we have to focus on what will work in Richmond parks and open spaces as a reflection of the population. We have to engage our citizens, community partners and stakeholders, such as community associations, the school board and Richmond Sports Council. City staff have identified seven focus areas that are the core of the strategy: 1. Great spaces and experiences 2. Connectivity 3. Green network 4. Blue network 5. Health and wellness 6. Multi-functional and diverse 7. Resource management Great spaces and experiences describes creating a unique Richmond experience and identity combined with showcasing our culture, food, arts and landscape. It also promotes the city’s festivals, events and sport tournaments as ways to add to our community vibrancy. Connectivity means the

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linking of people, community and nature in our city parks and open spaces. The goal is to have a discernible connection between community and the environment. Additional development and density will mean parks will play an even more important part for Richmondites to relax and enjoy the reconnection to nature and the tranquility that results from visiting our parks and open spaces. Green network means creating a greener, dynamic cityscape; a green network of parks, plazas, streets, trails, playing fields and gardens that highlight our City’s identity. Blue network, conversely, means a embracing and celebrating of our waterfront and waterways. The blue network will provide experiences of the waterfront and waterways that reflect the cultural and ecological uniqueness of our island city. Health and wellness refers to creating parks and open spaces that help citizens attain physical, social and spiritual well being. We need to ensure that residents of every neighbourhood have equal access to safe, appealing places to walk, exercise, play and engage in an active lifestyle. Multi-functional and

diverse describes meeting and integrating multiple community objectives and uses for our parks. Examples include: being green and sustainable, harvesting and using of storm water, clean energy production and food security. Resource management means properly managing City resources for efficiency and for stated community objectives. Examples of objectives would be realizing economic benefits, such as tourism opportunities and as an attraction for investment in the city. The Richmond Olympic Oval would be an example of this. Some of the key trends and challenges facing Richmond are: ! Richmond is growing older and the use of parks and open spaces is changing, and the needs of seniors need to be met with innovative and targeted park and open space design. ! Cultural diversity means the strategy must reflect the needs and expectations of each segment of the Richmond population. ! Urbanization, reflected in the city centre’s development, means added high rise buildings and added density in a small area. Increased costs of land in high density areas means the city has to be innovative and flexible in the standard, size and style of open space and parks. Public consultation will be set up for April and May at open houses allowing residents the opportunity to share their views in relation to parks and open spaces.


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Letters

Yap’s well aware of issues of Canada and the Seniors Advisory Council of the City of Richmond. This is hardly the profile of someone who is “out of touch.” Actions count louder than words — and John Yap has proved his awareness of social issues and acted to assist those less fortunate. He deserves thanks for his public service, not unwarranted criticism. Grant McMillan Richmond

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bling the carbon footprint. Take a ride down the alleys and what do you see in the front yard; a postage stamp lawn and in the back, nothing but asphalt and concrete. Where do the kids play? It seems obvious that city council has lost touch with reality. The concrete jungle is here. Look in my subdivision, they have let owners

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What’s the big deal? Some cultures see nothing wrong with being serviced on a business trip, and Richmond is multicultural. She sounds so incensed that one might think she just discovered that they serve endangered animal dishes at the Radisson restaurant ... and maybe they do. There’s more realistic things to get huffy and

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Fair just gets better and better The Editor, Last Wednesday, I attended the City of Richmond’s very popular ACTIVATE Fair for Seniors. What a great event it was! Each year, the event gets better and better. This year, so many people attended — 55 and up, younger family members, professionals and private companies. All the feedback was favourable. The activities were

informative and interesting and the booths were well set up and fun. It was a great day — and largely thanks to the planning committee at Minoru Seniors’ Activity Centre and the support of Carolyn Brandly, health and wellness coordinator and Eva Busich-Veloso, manager of Senior Services for the City of Richmond. Way to go and I look forward to next year! Susan E. Match Richmond

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Parents and their three-year olds are invited to attend a “Ready, Set, Learn” open house at a local elementary school. The “Ready, Set, Learn” program is a joint partnership between the Ministry of Education, the Ministry for Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Health Services aimed at supporting preschoolers’ learning and development prior to entering school. Families may attend any one of the information sessions offered throughout Richmond schools as listed below.

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A10 April 1, 2011 The Richmond News

Community FUNDRAISER

Nite of Hope promises to make an impact BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

mhopkins@richmond-news.com

Judi Miller has come a long way from the days of hosting open houses in her Richmond home to raise funds. In 1994, motivated by the tragic losses of her 62-yearold mother, followed a few years later by her 31-year-old sister-in-law, both to breast cancer, Miller began her journey of hope. With little experience and plenty of love, Miller raised money and awareness for the insidious disease to honour the two beautiful women in her life who died too soon.

Five years later, Miller outgrew her home and thus was born the Nite of Hope. On Wednesday, April 6, the 13th Annual Nite of Hope will be held in the River Rock Casino Resort. “This year, after all three events are held (in Richmond, White Rock and North Vancouver), we should have raised all together $2.5 million … we are already past the $2 million mark,” said Miller, adding that London Drugs has come on board as a platinum sponsor this year. “All the money raised benefits the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with money going towards fellowship grants for oncologists and researchers working on breast cancer

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studies.” This year’s theme is Wings of Hope. Miller said the theatre will be decorated in a lovely “spring theme of butterflies and blooms.” Peggy O’Brien, event chair for the past eight soirees, has been a strong advocate for cancer research since losing her husband to cancer in 2001. She said everything is coming together for the Richmond event to make it a stellar one. “It’s a very packed evening, filled with impact,” said O’Brien. “We are going to see a very high energy evening this year and our keynote speaker will give us an update on the breast cancer research front.” Attendees will be enticed to open their wallets with fabulous auction items up for grabs. “We have nine incredible live auction packages,” added O’Brien, such as a 15day European cruise, and a luxurious Best of B.C. package with two nights at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn for some storm watching. To add to the excitement, Nite of Hope has an incredible list of silent auction items as well. “We are now sitting at 350 silent auction items, including lots of restaurants, fashion and jewelry gift certificates,” said O’Brien. “The items run from $50 and up … they aren’t all over-priced so there is something for every budget.” Miller sums up the Nite of Hope as an educational, motivational, heartwarming and a supportive evening filled with laughter and a “few poignant moments.” “I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been touched by breast cancer and so the evening can be emotional.” Meanwhile, ticket are selling quickly. “We still have a few tickets to sell, but we expect to sell out again this year,” said O’Brien. “Last year they had to cap it at 460 tickets.” Nite of Hope presents the Wings of Hope gala dinner and fashion show on April 6 at 5 p.m. at the River Rock Casino Resort in the theatre, 8811 River Rd. Tickets are $150 and include dinner, door prizes, entertainment, 50/50 draw and live and silent auctions. For more information, call 604-247-8900 or visit www.niteofhope.com and click on Richmond.

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out?’” said Somerville. The media lab currently holds two desktop computers and four laptops. Accompanying this is a green screen, video cameras, projectors and more. Although the media lab is still in its early stages, there are plans to start summer camps, and programs in the fall as well. Summer camps include acting on camera, flash animation, 3D animation, and introduction to movie making. All programs range from $235 to $300 and last at least four days. Lauren Burrows Backhouse has many years of experience working in broadcast journalism. She worked for CBC Radio 3, but her passion of working with youth led her to become the media arts specialist at the lab. “Today youth especially are bombarded with media and are completely saturated with technology,” said Backhouse. “We want to shift the perception from passively consuming, to actively creating.” The media lab is sponsored by Richmond Steel Recycling and partnering with the Richmond Collaborative Committee for Children and Youth. It is also supported by the Vancouver Coastal Health SMART Fund. For a detailed schedule, visit richmond.ca/medialab or call 604-247-8303.

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A12 April 1, 2011 The Richmond News

Contest

Richmond’s art through our readers’ eyes

Richmond News asked readers to send in photos of their favourite art pieces in Richmond for the 2011 Richmond Winter Festival of the Arts contest. The four randomly-picked winners are: Vernon Wu, who took the photo above; Dick Grady who photographed his wife Berta, top right, standing by a “crimson sea of cranberries” surrounding Richmond City Hall during the Olympics; Man-kay Koon, at right, who captured the “Wind Waves on Lavendar Sea,” and Jim and Shelly Bornholdt, at bottom right, who had fun with the same sculpture. Prizes included a one-year membership to the Richmond Olympic Oval or a round-trip Harbour Air ticket to Victoria. Below are four more pictures that were submitted for the contest. For more pictures, go to www.richmond-news.com.


Inner Fit Studios is hosting an Easter Seals Kids Camp Garage Sale on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in their studio, #128-12838 Clarke Pl. (Across from Cambie Community Centre). All funds go to help B.C. children with disabilities a chance to discover their individual abilities. All items $1, $2, $3 or less. For more information, call 604-276-1116.

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DragonDiva Operatic Theatre performs during the Minoru Chapel Opera series on

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A14 April 1, 2011 The Richmond News Yuri’s “Beautiful Female Impersonator” The Rufus Lin Gallery is presenting a private exhibition of art works by Yuri, the Japanese artist who specializes in pastel paintings. Nine peices of her great works of art will be presented. The exhibit runs from Feb. 28-Apr. 22. Free admission. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Rufus Lin Gallery, 4155811 Cooney Rd. Website: www.rufuslingallery.com Phone: 604-303-6330

April 1-5, 2011 A Series of Paintings Paintings by Richmond artist Jan Corkan will be displayed in the Richmond City Hall Galleria. Location: Richmond City Hall Galleria, 6911 No 3 Road, Richmond Website: www.richmond.ca Phone: 604-276-4000

April 1-30, 2011 The cutting edge, From Pioneers to Geeks The Cutting Edge: A History of Technology and Richmond, a new exhibition about Richmond’s hi-tech companies and the industrial pioneers who have led them. Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate Website: www.richmond.ca Phone: 604-247-8300

April 5, 2011 Richmond Nature Park Discovery Walk This introduction to the Nature Park is an opportunity to learn about nature in your neighbourhood and meet the small collection of live animals in the Nature House. First Tuesday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Admission by cash donation. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188

April 2, 2011 Cherelle Jardine presents Musical Expressions with Kat Wahamaa Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees serve up original and old-time roots, jazz, folk & blues. Their repertoire, harmonic sensibilities and ability to fashion timeless tunes bring to mind everything from Emmylou and Gram, to Johnny and June to Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Musical Expressions, produced by Cherelle Jardine showcases local and national touring art-

April 5, 2011 Minoru Chapel Opera NightDragonDiva Operatic Theatre DragonDiva Operatic Theatre presents highlights from past productions and a sneak peek at some numbers from future productions. Time: 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Admission $20/adult & $18 student/senior. Location: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. Website: www.richmond.ca/ minoruchapel Phone: 604-276-4300

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April 3-30, 2011 Animal Show Every Sunday through the winter and spring, come visit the Nature House’s small collection of live animals, which are the ambassadors to the wildlife community of the bog. Free admission. Time: 3-3:30 p.m. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188

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April 7, 2011 The Lulu Series-Art in the CityKonstantin Dimopoulos Join us for the City of Richmond’s annual spring series of talks about Art in the City and its importance to creating connections between citizens and their communities. Free admission. Time: 7 p.m. Location: City of Richmond Council Chambers, 6911 No. 3 Rd. Website: www.richmond.ca/luluseries Phone: 604-276-4000 April 7-23, 2011 The Forbidden Phoenix Combining adventure, martial arts and the coolest ten-piece orchestra you’ve ever seen, this thrilling, eyepopping musical tells the story of a father who comes to Canada looking for a better life. High drama and visual spectacle combine for a unique evening of family entertainment. Performed in English with Chinese subtitles. Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Website: www.gatewaytheatre. com Phone: 604-270-6500 April 9, 2011 Heritage Bus Trip – Richmond’s Roots Discover Richmond’s fascinating roots! Guided tour itinerary includes Terra Nova Rural Park, Steveston Museum, Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site. Finish with tea and scones at London Heritage Farm. Register at 604-276-4300. Saturday 12-4 p.m. Admission $40.00. Course # 97751. Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate Website: www.richmond.ca Phone: 604-247-8300 April 14 - June 12, 2011 Homage to the Heart

The artist explores her family history and the threads that connect generations. The artist recounts fragments from the history of her family’s immigration from China and the hand laundry business they operated in the 1930’s. Pre-opening reception with the artist on Thursday April 14 at 6:30 p.m. (members only). Public opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Website: www.richmondartgallery. org Phone: 604-247-8300 April 16, 2011 PNT Idol Singing Competition Philippine News Today presents the PNT Idol Singing Competition, a showcase of amazing talent from Richmond’s youth in Centre Court from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The winners from these monthly concerts will compete for the coveted title of 2011 PNT Idol! Location: Lansdowne Mall, 5300 No. 3 Rd. Website: www.lansdowne-centre. com Phone: 604-270-1344 April 16, 2011 Hummingbird Homecoming The hummingbirds are back! Learn how to attract them to your yard, how they feed and how they make their nests. Drop-in any time between 11:00am to 3:00pm. Admission is by donation. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188

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April 1-3, 2011 Last Riot The Richmond Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Vancouver Biennale, is pleased to present the first Canadian exhibition of Last Riot, a computer generated video installation by the Russian artist collective, AES+F. Last Riot, one of the most celebrated presentations at the 2007 Venice Biennale, is a three-screen high definition video based on the aesthetics of computer animation, video gaming, and commercial advertising where stylized acts of violence set in a digital landscape form a critique of contemporary culture. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Website: www.richmondartgallery. org Phone: 604-247-8300

April 1-30, 2011 From Kitchen to The Table The preparation, preservation and presentation of food is central to this display of artifacts from Richmond’s pioneer kitchens and the Museum’s permanent collection. Location: Richmond Museum, 6911 No. 3 Rd. Website: www.richmond.ca Phone: 604-276-4000

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Although it’s slightly bigger than before, the Cayenne’s redesigned exterior is sleeker and smoother, giving the impression of a smaller vehicle. It’s more muscular and athletic, fitting in with its sports-car siblings in a way that the original version never did. The sharp hood creases and sculpted headlamps look fantastic and tie the Cayenne closely to the Panamera, essentially creating a shared design language for Porsche’s four-door vehicles. However, Porsche hasn’t quite figured out the rear end on either vehicle, leaving something to be desired when viewed from behind. Inside, the Cayenne puts its own spin on the Panamera’s excellent dashboard, with a layout that arrays many of the buttons and switches on a rising console around the shifter, with grab handles on both the doors and console. The overall effect is quite striking.

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Depending on the model, the Cayenne comes with a 3.6L V-6 producing 300-hp. and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, a 4.8L V8 with 400-hp. and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, a hybrid drivetrain with 380-hp. and 428 lb.-ft. of torque, or a turbocharged 4.8 L V-8 generating 500-hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, Porsche’s first hybrid vehicle combines a supercharged, 3.0L V-6 with an electric motor to offer more power and better fuel efficiency than the base 3.6 L V-6. The 47-hp. motor is strong enough to propel the Cayenne up to 60 km/h. Every Cayenne — not just the hybrid — features the Automatic Start Stop system first seen on the Panamera, which cuts the engine when the vehicle is stopped to save gas. The SUV is also 180 kg lighter than before, improving both efficiency and handling. Steering is solid and heavy, offering great road feedback and quick response. Despite sharing its chassis with the Touareg, the Cayenne’s handling and ride quality are more distinctly Porsche-like. see Space page 16

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With performance features such as an active AWD system that primarily drives the rear wheels (pushing power to the front as needed), Dynamic Chassis Control, Torque Vectoring Plus, and an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the Cayenne boasts some impressive technology.

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A bigger wheelbase and better packaging result in an interior that feels much bigger, though the Cayenne won’t win any medals in this regard. Still, the redesigned SUV has sufficient storage space for most purposes, and gains sliding/reclining rear seats for added passenger comfort and enhanced cargo versatility. The many controls surrounding the shifter may seem a bit daunting at first, but fall easily to hand without requiring too long of a glance away from the road. The only issues are the buttons set directly in front of the shifter, which can be

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The Cayenne sells for $55,300 to $118,700, in base, S, S Hybrid, and Turbo trim levels, stepping up considerably with each trim level. see Styling page 17

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Styling: Improved Continued from page 16 Features and equipment vary widely across the trim levels. Notable items include Porsche Communication Management with seveninch LCD touchscreen and GPS, voice recognition, 14speaker Bose or 16-speaker Burmester sound system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and rear-seat entertainment system. Also, there are Bluetooth, four-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, air suspension and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control. Fuel efficiency for the base V6 with the Tiptronic S transmission is rated at 13.2L/100 km in the city and 8.0L/100 km on the highway. The hybrid model is rated at 8.7L/100 km and 7.9L/100 km, respectively.

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Water metering program expanding Richmond is expanding its watermetering program for older condo complexes after finding the meters are saving thousands of dollars in costs. The city, which has a voluntary water-metering program in place for single-family homes and requires all new buildings to install meters, has approved another 30 residential strata complexes for water meters. The meters allow residents to pay only for the water they use rather than a flat rate.

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Forbidden Phoenix tells compelling tale Actor Michael Dufays stretches and leaps into martial arts poises. Then, as the affable actor continues to stretch and crouch down like a monkey, he answers questions about his upcoming role at the Gateway Theatre. Dufays is on break from rehearsals in the lead role as the Monkey King in the Gateway Theatre’s production of The Forbidden Phoenix, which opens next week on the MainStage. The seasoned actor said it’s a physically demanding role. When the News spoke to Dufays last week, it was Week 3 of rehearsals and he had already injured himself. “I’ve sprained my toe and have tendonitis in my right ankle,” he said shrugging his shoulders. Stretching, he added, is crucial. However, Dufays is quick to

say he’s ecstatic to take on the role of the Chinese mythology’s most beloved super hero. Injuries aside, Dufays actually comes to the role with a lot of battle experience. He has a black belt in taekwondo, and is a certified instructor with Fight Directors Canada (FDC). He has also been nominated as Best Breakout Action Performer at the Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles, and received a Capital Critic’s Circle nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bill in the Classic Theatre Festival’s production of The Voice of the Turtle. “I’m working to get my conditioning back because it’s a role hinged on multi-disciplinary components,” said Dufays. “My character is part man and part monkey, who has a high intellect.” The easygoing performer was immediately attracted and intrigued by the idea of taking on the role of

the Monkey King. “This production has been adapted as an adult fable and it’s a great opportunity to reinvestigate the show for a more mature audience,” Dufays said, adding he’s been involved in many children’s plays. “The play deals with metaphors of misuse of power and drugs.” The Forbidden Phoenix tells the tale of a father who comes to Canada looking for a better life for his family. “It’s difficult for him. His wife has passed away and his people are starving so he has to leave his son behind . . . to make a better life for everyone,” he said. Before the Monkey King can be reunited with his son, he must rescue a damsel in distress and tame the Iron Dragon. “He’s really a pawn of circumstances and he must go with the flow if he ever wants to see his son again,” added Dufays. see Phoenix page 25

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IslandLife Phoenix: Clash of cultures Edmonton playwright Marty Chan uses the Chinese fable about the Monkey King to tell the story of Chinese immigrants working on the Canadian railways in the late 1800s, said Simon Johnston, artistic and executive director at the Gateway Theatre. “The story sets in motion a clash of cultures,” Johnston said. “It is a musical in which the songs move the story forward. “It is also a comedy that can be enjoyed by the whole family.” This riveting tale, Johnston added, is best described as a fusion of Peking Opera, martial arts, acrobatics and western musical theatre. Johnston offered up his reason why Dufays was the perfect choice to play the lead role as the Monkey King: “In theatre terms a triple threat is an actor who can act, sing and dance equally well. “Michael is a quadruple. “He not only sings acts and dances, but he is also a martial artist. He uses each of these skills with ease to create a unique character of the Monkey King.” Meanwhile, Dufays quipped that he was more daunted by the fact he had to sing than the physicality of the role. “I’ve had lots of fight experience but I’m not used to singing,” he said.

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Both men agree The Forbidden Phoenix is an ambitious production, but one both love being a part of. “Telling this story, we have been exploring how we can make the movements fascinating and I think we are succeeding,” said Dufays. Dufays went on to say he has nothing but praise for the whole cast, especially for Kazumi Evans, who plays the role of the heroine Phoenix. “It’s great working with Kazumi, she has a beautiful and fantastic operatic voice,” said the actor. Audiences should be prepared to be fully entertained. “The score is great, the songs compelling and it’s a fabulous script, that at its heart, is accessible to every family member,” Dufays said. “There’s lots of passion in this script. “I also think everyone will enjoy the fight scenes because they are designed to thrill audience members, as opposed to making them feel anxious.” The Gateway Theatre presents The Forbidden Phoenix, running April 7 to 23 on the MainStage, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Combining martial arts and a 10-piece orchestra and a plethora of adventure, the play is performed in English with Chinese subtitles. For more information on the play or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 604-270-1812 or go to www.gatewaytheatre.com.

It’s Not Only the $300,000,000 Election Cost That Hurts… One of the unfortunate side-effects of the current federal election initiated by the Liberals and New Democrats, is that important provisions in the 2011 Budget will be delayed (at best) or never enacted (at worst). While this election itself will cost Canadians a whopping $300 million, we must also bear in mind the opportunity cost to those Canadians – most of whom are in the lowest income groups - who would have been helped by the Budget. These provisions included increases to the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for low-income seniors and important pension security legislation. The GIS is a benefit added to the basic Old Age Pension of about one third of Canada’s lower-income seniors. The 2011 Budget was set to increase the pool of benefits, providing an additional $600 of annual income to eligible single seniors, and $840 to couples.

Well… that’s not going to happen now, thanks to Messrs. Ignatieff and Layton - nor will legislation that would have benefited a number of pensioners right here in Richmond, namely the provision of greater security for members of federallyregulated pension plans such as Air Canada, TELUS and CN Rail. The recent Conservative budget may not have appealed to the rampant tax-and-spend mentality of so many Liberals and New Democrats; it was, however, the product of a great deal of dialogue with Canadians from all walks of life and would have made a difference for many lower-income retirees.

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14th annual RGIH Ice Classic featured over 70 teams doing battle in various divisions at the Richmond Ice Centre. The action included the host Ravens playing in the Atom “C” (above) Bantam “C” (far right) and Pee Wee “A” (right) Divisions. Richmond teams managed to advance to the Pee Wee “A”, Bantam “C” and Midget “AA” and Midget “B” finals, losing close games each time.

Rapids make giant splash at short course provincials The Richmond Rapids Swim Club turned in one its best performances in recent memory at the Provincial Short Course Championships in Victoria. Surviving frustrating disqualifications, just-outside-of-finals swims and demanding schedules, the Rapids came back hard every session with a fantastic attitude and work ethic, showing their training off. After being in ninth place at the conclusion of Friday’s events, the Rapids outraced their competition to finish fifth overall among the 39 teams in attendance. The boys really stepped up, and are now the men’s team provincial champions. In the process, the Rapids set 13 team records and one relay record. Additionally, two swimmers — Brandon De Costa and Hau-Li Fan — were named to the provincial team. In total, the Rapids had 90 swims in finals, which translated into seven third place finishes, 11 second place results and

five first place swims. Coaches and team members alike were very proud of such impressive success, but instead of resting on their laurels, the Rapids have returned to the pool with purpose, looking forward to improving on those statistics in the long course season. Highlighted individual results included: First place: Hau-Li Fan (400 IM), Nicholaas Dekker (400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Fly). Second place: Hau- Li Fan (1500 Free, 100 Fly), Brandon De Costa (100 Free, 100 Back, 400 Free, 50 Free), Nicholaas Dekker (200 Back), Liam Kell (100 breast), Max Schaffler (400 IM), Magnus Batara (100 Breast ), Jack Hong (100 Fly). Third place: Max Schaffler (200 Back), Steven Zhou (100 Breast, 200 Breast), Patrick Kell (100 Breast), Michael Jakac-Sinclair (50 Free), Hau-Li Fan (200 IM), Brandon De Costa (200 IM).

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Richmond resident Arjan Singh Bhullar won his fifth straight Canadian Wrestling Championship in the 120 kg class in Edmonton last weekend. Bhullar, the current Commonwealth Games champion, won all of his matches to become the only person ever to win five Canadian titles. The defending champion credits his coaches and training partners at BMWC (Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club at SFU) for all of his success. “The team prepared me really well for this competition,” he said. Bhullar will now focus

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second in the men’s freestyle and won the Junior (U21) 120 KG class as well as the senior men’s Greco Roman Canadian championship. He will represent Canada at the Junior and Senior World Championships. In third place was Gurdeep S. Bisla of Surrey. As soon as they come off the mat Bhullar says “we are back to normal, being friends and joking around”. He has high regard for them, “the top three finishers in the 120 kg are from BC, are my training partners … which is awesome to see and very good for our future.” Bhullar will now take a couple of weeks off before hitting the road for a busy summer of tournaments and camps around the world.


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March 1, 2011, Mrs. Joyce Leone Hargreaves passed away quietly in Richmond General Hospital, after months of courageous battles with her damaged lungs. The family would like to thank the special care of the staff at Richmond General Hospital and her most recent dedicated care-givers from Always There for You. Joyce was in her 80th year. She resided on Lucas Rd. in Richmond with her husband Douglas since their marriage in 1956. Joyce was pre-deceased by Douglas in 2001. Joyce will be greatly missed by her Brother Albert (Seattle), sister-in-law Irene Buchanan (Maple Ridge), nephew Victor Elderton and wife Colleen (North Vancouver), niece Tracey Elderton-Ladd and her husband Chris (North Vancouver), niece Cheryl Elderton and children (Chilliwack). She will also be missed by her close friends, Clare, Marilyn, Don, Cathy, Hugh and Cecilia in Richmond; Marilyn in Langley and Helen in Edmonton. 'THERE’S A TEAR IN MY EYE '. In Joyce’s memory donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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QUIET BUILDING, 1 BDRM apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, 1 prkg, elev, coin laund, locker, close to all shops and transit, suits seniors. NS, NP, 604-241-3772 Rmd, $930/m

6508

Apt/Condos

435 - 9500 Otlin Rd. brand new 2 br 2 bath, 888sf. balc. lease, np, ns,$1550, now, Eric 604-723-7368 Royal Pacific Mngt CENTRAL LADNER 2 BR. 2 bath condo, balcony, mountain view, 1st floor, in quiet well-run bldg, on transit, gas fp, hw incld, 6 appls. no parties, ns. avail now, Pet neg. $1400/mo. 604-946-1727.

6515

Duplexes - Rent

5 BR (3up & 2 down), 2 kitchen, inlaw suite, 6651 William Rd. ns, np, $2500, now, 604-271-5656

6540

Houses - Rent

5 BR, W. Rmd, 2 living rm, 2 kitchen, rec room, laundry, ns np, $1900 + util. 778-321-0415 RMD, 3 BR, 2 bath, 1/2 duplex, 4 appl, 5491 Blundell Rd. Immed. $1000, ref’s, 604-240-5322

Recreation Property

MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227

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Mobile Homes

9125

Domestic

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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6540

1998 DODGE Neon $2750 Very Clean AC, PS, PB, good tires, 604-802-2344

9129

Houses - Rent

HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

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Office/Retail Rent

LADNER CORE Comm 400-4000 sqft. Short/long term. lancemcc@eastlink.ca 604-240-9340

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-55

Richmond

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, $750 incls utilities #3 & Lucas Rd. n/pets, n/s, Apr 1st. 241-7270/ cell-649-5478 1 BR bsmt, fridge, stove, share wd, ns, small pet ok, utils & cable inc’d, $800, May 1 or sooner, Shellmount area, 604-760-1209

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR large, share laundry, ns, pet ok, Ironwood area, $800 incl utils, avail Apr 1, 604-617-2925 2 BR, East Rmd, now, $850 incld utils, share yard, ns, np, no wd, 604-515-8184..778-997-5787 2 BR large bright bsmt, Gilbert & Steveston, ns np, share w/d, prkg, back yard $800 + util, refs, May 1. day 270-3121, eve 274-4146 2 BR Suits Single. grnd lvl @ 4th & Granville, np, ns, no ldry, refs, priv ent, $850 incl heat/ hydro. couples rent neg. 604-244-7862 3 BBRM, 1 Full Bath Townhouse.. Close to Oak/Knight St. Bridges, walk to Sky Train. Very clean, laminate balcony, wood f/p, all appliance. 1100sf second story townhouse, Parking included in carport. 1100+ shr w/d & utils. Pets Neg. N/S $1320, April 1st. 604-836-0027 for more info. RMD 1 br, side ste $850/1 person. NS NP, ldry, net, cable, utils incl. Avail Now. 604-720-2977

6605

Townhouses Rent

STEVESTON 3BR, 1700sf, 2.5 bath, 2 prkg, 5 appls, gas fp, hardwood, avail May 1, small pet ok, NS, $1900, 604-760-1209

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2001 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0 Auto, Black on white, 139km. Perf. cond. $6,188. Tel: 778-322-3598

Scrap Car Removal

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9160

Sports & Imports

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

MUST SELL! Fully loaded, super clean, exc condition 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe. Reg maintained, leather interior, 120,000kms. $16,700... 604-727-3282

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8020

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230

8055 DAILY

Cleaning HAPPY

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Home & Office ★Janitor Service, Ceiling & wall washing, Floor Waxing, House Cleaning, Restaurant Cleaning, Window Cleaning + more ! Free Est call Tom 604-307-5998 Ins & WCB EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

8060

9515

Boats

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9522

RV’s/Trailers

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Be ambitious, this week and the next two. You could grab a promotion, or elevate your worth in the eyes of higher-ups (or cultivate a VIP and gain a prestigious new client, contract or business opening, etc.). This week starts with a jolt (of luck or nerves or ambition) Sunday. You’ll have to combine or merge competing situations to succeed – probably a need to reconcile home with career, gain your spouse’s or kids’ co-operation, etc. The potential for success is tremendous, so make every effort! This week begins 15 years of true understanding, spiritual recognition, and, resulting, true love. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ve suffered 15 years of gullibility, deception, disillusionment and suspicion. (On the positive side, 15 years of spiritual awakening.) This week marks the end of that – though such long trends tend to dissolve slowly, now is the turn-around time. Think, contemplate the broad picture, and you should sense some clues to this change. The next 15 years bring a heightened sense of poetic mystery and nuance, sexual longing, deep spiritual intuition and subtle glamour – a better influence! The next eight years also feature mental awareness, and true love – wedded love. Sunday reveals! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Sunday’s the centre point of a huge life change. The actual events can have occurred in March, or can happen over the weeks ahead. But they centre on this day, and this week. The events: a financial rearrangement or debt, a sexual lust or liaison, a commitment, a lifestyle change, a health diagnosis or surgery, a piece of detective work or research project. It’s destined to change your life. You’ll have to overcome financial “slowness” or caution. Believe in your luck! Be ambitious late week. Fifteen years of unhealthy relationships end: 15 years of “true relationship” begins.

8060

Concrete

8090

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

8075

Drywall

COMPLETE DRYWALL Service, steel stud framing, t-bar ceiling, textured. Sunny 778-891-5466 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

Fencing/Gates

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8130

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Handyperson

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Concrete

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and clout reach a yearly high. I didn’t add “effectiveness” because we’re in the middle of a Mercury retro period, a bad time to start anything new (lasting to April 23). Even so, your luck is strongly buoyant, and the “payoff” for past efforts or good deeds could arrive now (or anytime to early June). If you’re single, someone is attracted! Your charisma and energy are doubly strong Sunday/ Monday – “lightning strikes!” Realize that you have to co-operate with a powerful, somewhat sluggish, but perhaps elevated individual. Grab the money Tuesday. A lucky week! Taurus April 20-May 20: Government agencies or “head office” steer your possibilities Sunday/Monday. Go with the flow. New circumstances, new trends are entering your private world – now to 2019. You might soon be working with or attending a large corporation or institution. Don’t be fazed by this – you have the skills required. If stress builds, learn to relax, play golf, yoga, whatever. Fifteen years of career worry ends; 15 years of “wide friendships” begins. Rest, lie low Sunday/Monday. Something lucky brews beneath the surface or behind the scenes before Thursday. Chase money Thursday onward. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wishes come true, especially Sunday, especially old wishes. Romance, or a flirty friendship, or happiness of another sort seems imminent – so does fulfilment around a legal, far travel, international or intellectual matter. But be realistic, cautious also – a “go slow” signal exists. Could mean “watch what you wish for,” or it might hint that wishes are fulfilled, but in a quiet or sober way. Your popularity is rising, friendly romance occurs, new friends come, especially Thursday onward. Optimism soars! (Retreat, rest Monday eve to midweek.) Fifteen years of “true career” begins.

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Excavating

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Start nothing new before April 23. Look to the past or to ongoing ventures, relationships. Your success is inextricably tied to relationships, and/or to opportunities, relocation, litigation, negotiation, fame or the public. Sunday can bring a jolt in these – e.g., love at first sight – but without the infatuation, gooey-eyed stuff – this is alert, exciting, alive, realistic. Downplay your conservative, reluctant, skeptical or cautious side. (If someone says, “You look sad,” it’s a clue to brighten up!) Love “elevates” late week. Your employment picture changes now to 2025. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Something unexpected happens at work this week, especially Sunday. Follow safety procedures, don’t work while tired, be patient, careful with electricity, machines and computers, or avoid them if you can. I’ve emphasized the dangers, but there’s also luck here: you might be called into work because someone didn’t show, or you’re the trouble-shooter in an emergency, etc., which can set you up for praise, promotion now or soon. Be good-natured! Fifteen years of love’s obsessive puzzlement ends; 15 years of love’s good sweetness begins. You’ll believe me, come June/July and 2012! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Sunday could provide a love shock. It’s illuminating. But it will only be lucky if you can balance impulse with caution (without letting caution win) and money or earnings considerations (or possessions) with your need to express yourself, to be yourself. (Sartre said we’re the slave of our possessions.) All that said, this is a hugely lucky week (and month, and quarter) for romance, children, creativity, school, travel, beauty, art and speculation! Opportunities arise Thursday/ Friday. Fifteen years of indecision, rootlessness end; 15 years of “deep home” begin.

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Apr. 3 - April 9 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing new before April 23. A jolt might come to your domestic or property arena Sunday. (This day is merely the centre of two months of “jolt.”) Be careful with electricity around the house this day. On another level, events can jump-start you into a whole decade of new (money-earning) property dealings, new landscaping, new security initiatives (e.g., RSPs) – despite the word “new” your success now will come from reprising a past goal, condition or contact. Believe in life, buy a home! Fifteen years of money anxiety end; 15 years of “chatty” friendship begin. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You might make a lively new friend this week. This person will not become a life-mate (or not a good one) but you can have lots of fun together. (The problem: a sadness or sombre streak in this person is a clue indicating their ability/tendency to restrict you or to connect too easily to your hidden side.) Despite this, real love is likely. Don’t start any new projects, especially in communications, paperwork or travel, before April 23. Your luck will come from past contacts, and it could be very bright luck! Be restful midweek. Romance, creative surges Thursday onward. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Start nothing new before April 23: deal with past or ongoing projects and relationships. A money, income or possession situation could hold three things (all of some): great luck, career import and “the future” of your earnings (for eight years). This last is highlighted Sunday, when a “jolt” might accompany it. If you can get past a certain skepticism about your own work or your own goals, this jolt could represent a splendid new path in earnings. (This path likely represents working with management or in government, large bureaucracies, charities or institutions.) A lucky week! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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