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Kembo’s lawyer queries tactics Step-daughter could’ve been alive today, he claims BY NELSON BENNETT
Disease expert dismisses Lyme diagnosis BY ALAN CAMPBELL
The sick Richmond family featured in a News’ series and dozens of letter writers from around B.C. and across Canada do not have Lyme disease. That’s the professional opinion of the province’s top disease expert, Dr. Bonnie Henry. Three members of the Goertzen family — mom Shannon and sons Taylor, 17, and Parker, 10, have all been diagnosed in the U.S. with Lyme or Lyme-related diseases.
Goertzens are suffering from something else, top doc says The Goertzens, and almost everyone else who felt compelled to write to the News after the family’s struggle was featured last month, have had to travel to the U.S. to be diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease, accusing the B.C. and Canadian medical profession of being unable or unwilling to deal with the condition. While Henry — director of Public Health Emergency Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and assistant professor, School of
Population & Public Health at UBC — acknowledged that the Goertzens and the people who contacted the News are suffering from some kind of condition, she’s adamant it’s not Lyme. “I think it’s the view of a small number of people that are particularly unhappy with their relationship with their physicians here,” Henry said, referring to the Goertzens and the people who contacted the News about their experiences with Lyme, a tick-borne dis-
ease that can, over time, ravage both body and mind if left untreated. “When people don’t hear what they want from their physician, they get frustrated and go looking for the answer they want to hear. It’s also very frustrating for our physicians. But I think it’s because of a dysfunctional relationship with their healthcare provider. “There are lots of pain and fatigue issues that we simply don’t have the answers to.” see Henry page 4
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The lawyer who defended convicted serial killer Charles Kembo has written to a parliamentary committee demanding to know what went wrong during a police investigation that he says might have prevented the death of one of Kembo’s victims, had something not gone wrong. Don Morrison — a former police complaints commissioner — has written to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and Intelligence to formally request a review of the investigation by the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team that led to Kembo’s arrest and conviction on four counts of murder. He admits it’s an unusual thing for a defence lawyer to do. “The fact that I would raise it is a bit strange,” Morrison told the News. “I’m Kembo’s lawyer. Usually the family or a third party should raise it. But I was so upset by it, someone has to raise it.” The eight-month-long trial was unusual in its almost total absence of surviving family members attending it. Morrison feels Kembo’s last victim — his step-daughter, Rita Yeung — might still be alive, if police had dispatched a live surveillance team to tail Kembo the night Yeung died in Richmond. Kembo was under audio surveillance, his phone was tapped and police had planted a GPS tracking system in his vehicle. They were aware that Yeung was in Kembo’s Land Rover from about noon till after midnight on the night she died, Morrison said. He said investigators had placed Kembo under live surveillance before and can’t understand why they didn’t scramble an undercover team when they realized he was driving around with vulnerable young woman in his vehicle. see Lawyer page 3
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Anna really got people’s goat BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
She lovingly took lettuce or carrots from anyone. She pranced and bucked for crowds and was always willing to have her photo taken. Anna made people, young and old, happy and more than one four-legged animal fell in love with her. Anna, a 15-year-old goat, died peacefully of old age on June 2 at her home on the south end of No. 2 Road. Her owner for a dozen years, Wendy Palmer, was consoling so many little children that she finally decided to put up a notice on her fence. In part, the notice reads: “Now Anna is joyfully playing in heaven with new friends, frolicking and running free. She is back together with our pot-belly pig, Ginger, and our dog, Pepper.” Since Anna’s demise, the Steveston resident has been inundated by letters and words of condolences. “Anna, simply with her presence, seemed to bring a lot of joy to people,” said Palmer. Palmer’s front yard still houses Anna’s goat house, alongside Paprika’s — another pet goat that Palmer had to sell because she continually bucked and kicked docile Anna in the stomach. Palmer initially bought a goat because: “My
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Wendy Palmer at the homes of goats Anna and Paprika on No. 2 Road at the dyke. daughter was allergic to cow’s milk so we had a milking goat for awhile.” Anna showered attention and love on many, whether animal or human. She was quite fond of chewing on flowers, ate lettuce, celery, apples and bananas with the skin on, and loved to chase squirrels. At one point, Palmer had quite a menagerie — one which included a red hen called HennyPenny, Duckless, the white duck, a lama, two goats, a dog, cats, chickens and a pony on her ¼ acre prop-
erty. “Anna and HennyPenny became fast friends and Henny-Penny moved right into Anna’s bed,” she said. “Duckless would nip
“Anna ... seemed to bring a lot of joy to people.” — Wendy Palmer
Anna all the time with his beak and yet Anna would sit patiently and allow him to do it.” Although Palmer didn’t
grow up on a farm, she always loved farm animals. “I guess I got fascinated while living in Vermont in the early seventies … that’s where I bought my first goat, a billy goat,” said Palmer. Palmer said having animals around kept her three (grown) children busy through the “tumultuous teen years.” She added Anna was therapeutic for her as well. Years ago, Palmer was a doctor, specializing in preventative medicine, when she was in a horrific
car accident. It caused cognitive damage and after two months in hospital, Palmer had to quit her practice and go on disability. Although Anna will live in the hearts of many Richmondites, she will be immortalized in a children’s book by wellknown local artist/illustrator/painter, Adrienne Moore. “I received a letter from Adrienne telling me the cutest story about her dog, Chewbie (a 10-year-old great Pyrenee cross with Labrador/retriever) that was obsessed with Anna,” said Palmer, with a laugh. “She told me in her letter that when Chewbie was stubborn and wouldn’t get in the car, Adrienne would say ‘we are going to see Anna’ and Chewbie would jump in the car all excited.” When reached on the phone, Moore confirmed her upcoming book and Chewbie’s love for Anna. “I would even walk by the shipyard and he would pick up Anna’s scent and go crazy,” said Moore, adding her book will have a full chapter reserved on Chewbie’s love for Anna. “He would sit and just stare at Anna … Chewbie is a herding dog but he never wanted to chase her, he was completely fascinated by her.”
Lawyer: Citizens will keep dying unless changes are made Continued from page 1 After all, they suspected him of having killed three people — two of them women. One of those victim’s was Yeung’s mother, Margaret Kembo. “They had him under surveillance on other occasions, and he went to a Canadian Tire store,” Morrison said. “But when it really counted — and there is a potential victim in the car — were they off for a beer and pizza or something? “You can’t tell me that having a woman in that car doesn’t place her at risk if it’s over an extended period of time.” Morrison said it was also never explained why, after police monitoring Kembo and Yeung heard a muffled scream, they didn’t immediately send a police cruiser. IHIT spokesman Dale Carr has told the
News and other media that Morrison’s questions were answered by police giving testimony at Kembo’s trial. Morrison says they weren’t. The questions he is now raising were never answered during the trial because they weren’t raised, he said. Not only would that line of questioning possibly be counterproductive to his client’s defence, Morrison said it was also irrelevant to the trial. “Everything has a purpose, and the purpose there was whether or not Mr. Kembo was guilty of four counts of murder,” Morrison said. “That’s one issue dealt with. The next issue is what happened to the police? What resulted in that total breakdown in policy? Or was there no policy?” Morrison is himself a former police complaints commissioner, which is why he decided to bypass the RCMP’s Commission for Public
Complaints Against the RCMP and write to a parliamentary committee. Having been one, he said he knows that police complaints commissioners are “toothless bulldogs.” Morrison said his questions do not suggest that he believes his client killed Yeung. Kembo claimed he and Yeung were attacked by a gang of extortionists. “Even if you accept Charles’ evidence. . . or whether you accept the jury’s verdict, either way, she would be alive today if police had acted responsibly,” said Morrison, who added he is not anti-RCMP. “I really respect police in general, and the work that they do for us,” Morrison said. “But when there’s a breakdown, I want to see it corrected so it doesn’t happen again, or we’re going to keep losing citizens to police incompetent investigations.”
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Canada and the U.S. In the northern U.S. states, thousands of cases of Lyme disease are logged every year, compared to a few hundred in Canada, mostly in Ontario. But Henry heavily criticized the hundreds of licensed laboratories over the border, which have been delivering positive interpretations of test results for people suspected of having Lyme disease. And she claimed the push in the U.S. to have the Western Blot test as the first and only test for Lyme — in Canada you have to test positive in a broad spectrum Elisa test first, before moving onto the more specific Western Blot — is nothing more than one big marketing ploy. “We need to be very careful about the tests carried out by the labs in the States. Most of these lab results are wrong,” she said. “They’re not using the standardized
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methods for interpreting the tests and that’s why there are so many positive test results down there. The Elisa looks for anything remotely like the antibody, whereas the Western Blot will just look specifically for Lyme and HIV. “The push to have the Western Blot as the only test is a marketing ploy in the U.S., which is preying on people that are looking for answers.” The parents of young Parker Goertzen — who is sometimes in so much pain he has to crawl to the washroom or use a wheelchair — are among the hundreds of people who didn’t get any answers in B.C. On one occasion, Parker’s parents, Shannon and Graeme, were told by a doctor at Children’s Hospital that they would, in light of being unable to diagnose Parker with anything, refer him to a pain management specialist. “There are lots of things that we’ve
Continued from page 1 “People are looking for something that’s going to be the magic answer and we do still need to find out what’s affecting these people. But I’m convinced it’s not Lyme.” Henry suggested that the volume of emails and letters that poured into the News from Lyme disease sufferers was probably due to a “well organized” effort from Canlyme, a B.C.-based support network for Lyme disease. The Goertzens and many of the fellow Lyme sufferers who contacted the News have shown significant improvement since heading south of the border to get tested, diagnosed and treated. But Henry said that does not prove that they have Lyme disease and claimed for every case of “improvement” there is at least one example where treatment is not working. “You have (U.S. doctors) saying to them ‘you have a treatable condition and we can help you,’” Henry said. “Perhaps it’s a placebo effect, I’m not sure. The medicine they’re getting may have an anti-inflammatory effect on some of their symptoms and they’re getting told by people down there ‘we can treat you,’ which can be making people feel better. “Then we have a group of people with a variety of debilitating conditions and who don’t have a positive test for Lyme and for some reason, most of the time they’re getting prescribed long-term antibiotics. “I don’t agree with this, we need a more holistic approach. “What we don’t hear is the stories about people whose treatments in the U.S. haven’t worked. For that reason, I firmly believe the statistics are skewed in the U.S.” The statistics Henry refers to are the comparison in reports and subsequent confirmed cases of Lyme disease between
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After a second hearing, city staff spoke to ALC staff in an effort to strengthen the application, and later recommended to city council that it make some specific enhancements to agriculture in Richmond as a way of sweetening the deal. Council also needed to extend a deadline to the original agreement (signed in 2005) for a third time. But some city councillors, who originally supported the deal, refused to extend the deadline or commit to additional enhancements to agriculture. It’s on that decision that the Musqueam lawsuit largely hinges. The Musqueam suit says the city failed to respond to the ALC’s request in 2008 for more information on enhancements to agriculture,” which resulted in the commission’s decision not to remove the lands from the ALR.” “The defendants’ actions and omissions in relation to the application
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City council squabbles over $2 million surplus BY A LAN CAMPBELL
The annual squabble over who gets what and how much from the City of Richmond’s surplus cash lasted almost three hours Monday night. A total of 40 submissions totaling $6.2 million were made from various city departments and councillors for a share of the $2,177,303 leftover cash from last year’s budget. Only 13 of those requests, however, made it onto the
‘Outside’ legal costs gets $400K, cleaning up Canada Line stations to get $40,000 staff recommendation list. And that’s where the fun began, as councillors took their own pot shots at the merits — positive and negative — of some of the submissions that did make it onto the table. The one that copped the most flak was the near $500,000 request from staff for a “building permits stabilization fund,” intended to create a reserve for another rainy recession day if and
when the construction industry suffers a downturn. Staff’s report stated that the fund was needed to offset revenue fluctuations from “cyclical declines in the economy.” City councillors, however, were having none of it, with the consensus being that there was no need at this time to start circling the wagons in preparation for a repeat of the worst global recession in decades.
Coun. Evelina HalseyBrandt initially suggested the fund could be set up, but with a significantly lower contribution of $200,000. In the end, the request was voted down and taken off the list altogether, with council replacing it with a whole host of smaller financial requests including: ❚ $90,000 to prepare for carbon neutrality; ❚ $50,000 for firefighter drill compliance to human
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Trial: Won’t start till 2011 Continued from page 5 breached its obligations in the MOU and the PSA, and breached the fiduciary and common law duties it owed to the plaintiffs,” the Musqueam’s suit states. The city’s legal position is that, if it had any legal obligations under the MOU, it ended March 21 of this year, when the Musqueam transferred ownership of the land to the City of Richmond. Hunter expects it will take until the fall of 2011, possibly later, before the dispute even comes to trial.
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hy would police let a vulnerable young woman spend more than 12 hours driving around with a man they suspected of being a serial killer? This is a question we asked here in this newsroom many times while covering the Charles Kembo murder trial, and now Kembo’s lawyer, Don Morrison, is asking the same question and demanding answers. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is not answering any of his questions, so we’ll play devil’s advocate on their behalf. IHIT had Kembo under tight surveillance because they had strong suspicions he had killed three other people. But that’s all they had — suspicions. They could not very well go pulling him over every time someone got in his car and arrest him for something they thought he might do, although as Morrison points out, they could have at least done some physical surveillance on him while Rita Yeung was in his car. It must annoy IHIT investigators that their police work is now being questioned, because it was the evidence they gathered in the Rita Yeung murder that put Kembo away. The strongest evidence the Crown had was in relation to Yeung’s death. It is an ugly irony that without Yeung’s death, police and the Crown may not have had enough hard evidence against Kembo to convict him on the other three murder charges. If they had, he would have been charged before he was able to kill Yeung. Yes, Kembo was found guilty on four counts of murder, but it was the evidence related to Rita Yeung’s death that was most compelling and which very likely tipped the scales against Kembo. So while her death may have clenched the case against his client, Morrison is now asking: Was her death preventable? Was police policy breached, or was there no policy to follow? They are valid questions.
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The Editor, Re: “10% wage spike hits City Hall,” News, July 2. Your front page story detailing the 10-per-cent wage spike hitting city hall in one year certainly makes a taxpaper here wonder if our representatives on city council have their feet on the ground — or heads in the sky! For the past while our economy has been in a recessionary mode, with many companies facing financial trouble and staff layoffs. Not the City of Richmond! A 10 per cent increase in salaries flies in the face of what is going around us in business and industry. This story states some 62 city hall employees made $100,000 or more per year in 2008. This jumped to some 122 staff in this bracket the next year, 2009. Where is the control on salary cost increases? One certainly has to wonder. How do salaries paid by the city rank with outside businesses? The city’s parks and recreation manager for example was paid $193,037 in 2009. A high salary for this level of position, with no doubt a good number of other staff in this department to manage as well. At least one councillor expressed in the article some concern regarding the expenses charge by the senior staff — I would hope so! Where is the control of same? In my opinion such an increase in salary costs this past year of some 10 per cent is completely out of line with what is going on in the “outside world” and certainly calls for better control of public funds by those charged to do so! Larry Hillman Richmond
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Let’s elect our heads of state Canada is still a constitutional monarchy because most Canadians don’t know what the alternatives can be. Actually, most don’t even know that we live in a constitutional monarchy – that Canada’s head of state is actually Queen Elizabeth II. Did you think, like most Canadians, that Stephen Harper is our head of state? Well, most of the time, it seems, so does he. Now, if this were a true democracy, you and I and everybody with citizenship papers would be the true rulers. But alas, no – here you still have to be born to the title. A queen who rarely visits is actually the most important person in this country. That’s remarkable, considering that dear, old Conrad Black — you know, the former Canadian media mogul who is pining away in an American jail cell? — not so long ago jettisoned his Canadian citizenship because he was being denied a pseudoroyal title because Canada doesn’t officially recognize royal titles … except for the queen, I guess. Now, simply questioning this stuff, as has been recently pointed out to us, one day would have cost us our heads – or maybe got us shipped off to Australia. But these are more enlightened times. In our current almost-democracy, it may not be legal to make fun of the old lady who costs us millions of
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tax dollars every time she accepts an invitation to tea – but let’s just say it would probably be politically incorrect for her to order the axe to fall. Now, she does cost us far less that the billion dollars that the royal pomposity of the G8 and G20 Summits soaked us for recently. I believe that if there were more rational discussion – and a reasonable helping of irrational derision (which I feel always helps lighten a heavy debate) – we’d be well on our way off the path of royal obeisance. As it stands right now, the queen really doesn’t do much for us – other than the warm feeling of utter gratitude her very existence occasionally elicits from some of the Brits and ex-Brits who still think they own this colony. But here’s a little test. Remember that royalty – if allowed to procreate – is forever. Maybe you think Queen E. II is a sweetheart deserving of your divine devotion. After all, Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl… an’ all that. Think forward: how does the thought of Charlie Rex strike you? Even in Merry Olde England, there is serious contemplation of
whether the royal system could survive him. And what could we have here instead of a queen (or king) to watch over her (his) humble, little children? In reality, everything the queen could do for us is already done by our Governor General – who supposedly represents the Queen Herself, but is in fact chosen by the Prime Minister in consultation with the Privy Council. The only royalty in the equation is purely symbolic. And the current GovGen – as evidenced by her botching of the parliamentary proroguing that has become all the fashion of late – is a pretty good argument for a complete change to the system. How about we elect our senate? And the head of the resultant Upper Chamber is named Chancellor (or some-such) and takes on the symbolic role of interpreting the constitution for the prime minister? Or how about a brave new American Idol knockoff – Canadian Idolatry – in which prospective symbolic heads of state show us from week to week how classy and regal they can be, and everybody gets to phone in their choices (99 cents per vote, to help fund the office)? It makes more sense than what we’ve got. Bob Groeneveld is the editor of the News’ sister paper, the Langley Advance.
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Letters City has a golden opportunity to ban pet-store puppies The Editor, Re: “Banning animal sales won’t help depopulate shelters,” News, June 25. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council touts itself as the voice of the Canadian pet industry, and speaks on behalf of its members, which are pet stores. To be clear, PIJAC does not speak for animals. In her letter to the News, PIJAC’s Susan Dankert notes that banning the sale
of animals from pet stores will not reduce the number of animals who end up in shelters, and she offers as proof of this the fact that 49 per cent of cats and 32 per cent of dogs in Canada were acquired outside the pet industry. Dankert also asserts that “reputable pet stores are an accountable source of pets and as such, provide health guarantees, professional advice on care and many
other resources for pet owners and their communities.” Unlike Dankert, we are not able to tell the future, but we do know that pet stores are set up to encourage impulse purchases, that pet stores generally source their animals from irresponsible breeders and brokers and that pet stores sell unneutered and unspayed animals. In some cases, they even encourage customers to breed the animals they purchase. As
a case in point, one popular PIJAC member pet store, which operates a franchise in Richmond, advertises on its website that puppies come with “full breeding rights.” PIJAC’s logo appears prominently on the same page. This suggests to customers that they can make a profit using their newly purchased pet and further invites them to contribute to the problem of pet overpopulation. The puppies that result
wouldn’t be considered a product of the pet industry, even though pet stores are indirectly responsible. There is also every possibility that the animals Dankert refers to as coming from non-retail sources, such as classified advertising, are the offspring in some manner of these unneutered and unspayed pet store animals. Pet stores who sell unneutered and unspayed animals are also placing the act of breeding, selling and re-homing in the hands of novices. It’s a contradiction
of epic proportion for pet stores to position themselves as resources and authorities on pet care while promoting irresponsible breeding. We agree with Dankert that stopping local sales of puppies will not prevent consumers from driving to the next town. That’s why we want all communities to ban the sale of puppies from local pet stores; Richmond simply has a golden opportunity to be the first. Geoff Urton Animal welfare manager BC SPCA
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Richmond Artists’ Guild is hosting an art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn in the gardens of London Heritage Farm, on South Dyke Road between No. 2 and Gilbert roads. Gorgeous paintings, wood and glass work for sale, along with face painting for the kids
Richmond Pony Club meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Steveston Community Centre. All horse-lovers and riders are welcome to attend for fun activities and to learn about horses and stable management. Call Melanie at 604-6711142. The Richmond Artists Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, #180-7700 Minoru Gate. New members are welcome. Visit www.richmondartistsguild.com or call Jennifer Taylor at 604-241-1120. HST got you curious? Then come for a free seminar at the Richmond Public Library and listen to chartered accountant, Diana Mau. The program, HST Savings Tips for Consumers and Businesses, will be offered in Mandarin on Wednesday, July 14 from 7-9 p.m. in the performance hall at the Brighouse branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. Register by visiting any branch of the RPL, call 604-231-6413 or online at www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm.
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Creepy crawly art comes alive in Strange Nature Inspired by tribal art that incorporated insects in Thailand, artist creates a bug’s-eye view of the world BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
You know those pesky bugs; those creatures that make your skin crawl? Most of us cringe at the thought of looking or touching anything that has three pairs of legs and scurries around. After spending months in Thailand, artist Jennifer Angus came back with a heightened appreciation for the much maligned and unpopular insect. Angus said insects have been getting a bad rap. Her large scale installation is part of a three-artist exhibition titled Strange Nature at the Richmond Art Gallery (RAG), is an ode to the beauty and importance of insects. Insects, she went on to say to the News from her home in Wisconsin, help us by pollinating our food crops, decomposing organic matter, providing researchers with clues to a cancer cure, and even solving crimes. “We can’t enjoy all those wonderful fruits we love to eat if insects aren’t pollinating them,” said Angus, who is an associate professor in design studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The textile artist’s gothic house and the furniture inside is covered in beeswax, however, you won’t find figurines in the Victorian-style home — rather, it is inhabited by farmed weevils (small insects from New Guinea) doing domestic chores. Angus added the house addresses the ideas of home and comfort. “The metaphor here is that most people perceive a home to be dirty if it has insects in it,” said Angus. “It’s really a fairly Western attitude to be disgusted by bugs … across the world, people eat bugs and don’t view them the way we do.” Where westerners see bugs as symbols of disease, dirtiness and decay, Angus adds, other cultures view them with a modicum of
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Strange Nature is the new exhibit at Richmond Art Gallery, which opened Thursday, June 24. Jennifer Angus appreciates the much-maligned and unpopular insect. respect and even with a small dose of religious reverence. “They are, for many, a source of food, medicine, embellishment and even pets,” she said. Meanwhile, the idea of housing insects in a Victorian-style home, said Angus, occurred because it was a period when people earnestly began collecting memorabilia — whether it was stamps, thimbles, figurines and spoons. “There were fanciful collections as well,” she added. “In the spirit of that era, I decided on a Victorian home for my collection of insects.” After viewers get used to the idea of creepy-crawlies being used as art objects, the question Angus is asked over and over again, by both the press and people who view her work, is: Do you paint the bugs? “Never, the insects are in their beautiful, natural state.” It was the aesthetic beauty of the insects that actually began her foray into “bug art.”
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Angus spent lots of time in Thailand during the eighties and nineties, living amongst tribal groups. While with the Karen tribe (originally from Burma, they live on the Thai/Burmese border), Angus was taken by the intricate beauty of the women’s “singing shawl.” “I was blown away by the colours and beauty of it,” said Angus. “I was then told that the green metallic pieces on the shawl were bug wings. “I had never in my life considered bugs beautiful,” she said. That’s when Angus first threw herself into researching insects while traveling through Thailand. She discovered that, especially in Northeast Thailand, tribes embellished their garments and dresses with insects. In 1999, after researching the most eco-friendly way to purchase large quantities of insects (from
specimen dealers), her artwork took on a new life. “The bugs are initially collected by the indigenous people who live in and around the rain forest,” said Angus. “These people have a vested interest in protecting the rain forest, for harvesting insects provides a livelihood.” Furthermore, she went on to add, insects are a renewable resource; they reproduce at a rapid rate. “A large number of butterflies and some beetles are being farm raised with the purpose of marketing to collectors,” said Angus. “I only use adult bugs that are not endangered.” Initially, Angus played around with making patterns out of the bugs, choosing the most interesting and colourful ones she could find. Her exhibit at the RAG consists of the jewel beetle, those purple and white bugs that look as if they are about to raid the gothic
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We’ve all passed roadside memorials. I understand the grief of losing a family member, so I can empathize with the need for a memorial. I believe they are intended to help family members cope in their grieving process, as well as act as a reminder of one’s vulnerability on the road. The cycling community has a particular form of roadside memorial, the “Ghost Bike,” which is somewhat mired in controversy. In place of a cross or flowers, the ghost bike is one that is covered in white paint and positioned near where a cyclist has died. The controversy with ghost bikes lies in the relative permanency of them, and the perception they give; that it’s too dangerous for bicycles to be on the road. Many roadside memorials are eventually removed as cities often have bylaws against them. But, a ghost bike is intended to be permanent, and they have a history of being difficult to remove. One ghost bike in Washington DC remained in place for a year, and when city workers removed it, they later found that it was replaced by 22 more. Graphic images tend to leave the greatest lasting impression of any given event, and it’s human nature to be influenced by an unsettling vision. We’re also attuned to stories that tug at our hearts,
which unfortunately, doesn’t always allow one to think rationally. In the case of a possible fatal cycling accident, I believe the important thing to remember is not that it may happen, but rather, that it’s unlikely to happen in the first place. Two years ago, as I first started writing this column, I was preparing a piece on the relative safety of riding a bicycle, when I received the news about a cyclist’s death. It was a devastating event for many people in the community, so out of respect to the family, I rewrote my column, where I also stressed the need to keep the tragedy in perspective. That it was important to understand what went wrong, in order to avoid such tragedies in the future. TransLink keeps track of how people move around the Lower Mainland. Bicycling makes up about 1.4 per cent of daily trips in Richmond, and while that may sound like a small amount, it actually works out to about 9,000 bike trips per day. Risk assessment professionals assign levels of risk at or above one in a million, to be so low that it carries virtually no risk at all. If we consider that 9,000 x 365 is about 3.25 million trips by bicycle per year, we can understand that cycling is quite safe. I’m happy to say, there have been no more deaths to cyclists in Richmond since 2008, which should help people to understand their rarity. I know it won’t ease the hearts of those close to a victim, but I hope it gives most people greater confidence in getting out there and onto their bikes, in the first place.
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Perhaps the most famous of all was the legendary George Best. The former Ireland and Manchester United star had just concluded his playing career. He didn’t actually participate in the tournament but did suit up in a friendly. “He was running a coaching clinic here at the time,” recalled Roberts. “It was a game between a couple of youth teams and he played a half for each of them. He was
Nations Cup will be held at Hugh Boyd and Minoru parks July 16 to 18. featuring 16 teams and eight different winners in as many years. The division has also been named after Penniston, who passed away suddenly in 2008 — reflecting his invaluable contributions and making the Nations Cup a reality. The event’s infant years also established a very high quality of play — a standard that remains to this day and has earned the Nations Cup the reputation of being Western Canada’s premier summer soccer tournament. Past participants include such international players as Eric Ross (Newcastle United), Jim Gabriel (Everton), Alex Reid (Glasgow) and Carl Valentine (Vancouver Whitecaps/ West Bromwich Albion).
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New golf club’s secret metal may hit too far on some par-4’s. Coating on surface derived from armor-piercing metal used by military. Largest head size allowed. BRAMPTON, ON– A small company in the U.S. has taken the largest head allowed under the Rules of Golf, and souped it up with a coating derived from a once-secret metal developed by the Department of Defense to pierce enemy armor. The coating hits with a force twice as hard as steel, 70% harder than titanium. With that much punch a good golfer by Mike Butler could turn some par-4’s into par-3’s. That’s not what officials had in mind when they set a 460 cc size limit on clubs. Golf officials were trying to restrict distance, and they still are. There is talk of new rules requiring manufacturers to tone down their balls. Good luck. Manufacturers will always push the envelope, and the maker of this club is no exception. Look what it’s done. First, it chooses a club head that goes right to size limit, then it slips in under the radar with a coating that comes from the tips of torpedoes and armor-piercing shells. Nothing wrong here, unless the club provokes a new rule. And it might. Here’s how it performed when a pro and other golfers tested it. 20-40 yards farther One golfer hit seven out of eight shots 20 yards farther with the new club. “I wish I hadn’t just spent $400.00 on mine,” he said. A ten-handicapper, who also plays a $400.00 driver, hit the new club 40 yards farther. He said,
“I’m not doing anything. It seems to swing itself.” Another golfer who had just bought a 460 cc driver (they can cost $400.00 to $500.00) wanted to get his money back. A husky golfer who swings at about 120 MPH actually cracked a ball with it. Another golfer hit five of his seven drives from even to ten yards past shots he hit with his own driver, a $449.00 club. A former PGA pro who played it in California said he had to club-down to a 3-wood on several par-4’s. A 21-time long-ball champion in the U. S. said of the 500 drivers he’s used over twenty years, this one hit farther with less effort than any of them. One golfer begged the company to let him take it with him for a week in California. A low-handicapper curved several shots around imaginary dog legs 220 yards out. The club’s huge sweet spot gave him more room to work the ball from toe to heel. I asked a Director of the company that developed the club, called the Controller® 460, for comments. He lit up. 70% harder than titanium “This is the driver of all time! Tell me how anything can beat this: A driver with a maxed out head and sweet spot, a coating derived from a metal used by the military to pierce enemy armor – steel and titanium are too weak to do that – a clubface twice as hard as steel, 70% harder than titanium, a 45 1/2 inch, 69-gram high-fiber, graphite shaft that cracks through the air like a bull whip. What’s left! Look at those shots! That guy over there will shoot scratch golf. “We’re giving golfers 30 days to play it. If their scores don’t drop big time, they can send it back and we’ll refund its price promptly.” Big drivers hit big shots. That’s why there’s a 460 cc limit. A 460 cc driver with a 70% kicker hits really big shots. The company lets you play the Controller® 460
Coating on face of new golf club is 70% harder than titanium. Added power, size of head, challenge distance restrictions.
for 30 days risk-free. It is not in stores. Order direct at 1-800-285-3900 (Ask for item # cdtim), or go to www.ngcgolf.com/gear, or send your name, address and a cheque (or cc number and exp. date) to NGC Golf (Dept. FD-285), P. O. Box 6000, Brampton, ON L6V 4N3 The graphite shaft model costs $119.00; the topof-the-line TurboTip® graphite shaft costs $139.00. The TurboTip® shaft has a big butt grip for firmer swing control and extra weight in its tip for more club head speed. The matching 3 and 5-woods are each $20.00 less. If you buy all three clubs, the company will include – free – its long-hitting $89.00 Controller® Atomic Driving Iron. It must be returned, if you return any of your purchase for a refund. Specify shaft model, right or left-handed, regular or stiff flex. S/h is only $18.95 for one or four clubs. Oh, yes. If you swing at 120 MPH, bring some extra balls. FD-5HC
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‘Calm’ Wong cruises to B.C. Amateur title
Richmond’s Christine Wong led from wire-to-wire to capture the 2010 B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill, B.C. “I’m really happy with the way I played this week — I had the touch,” said the San Diego State University freshman standout. “I concentrated on keeping calm and worked on my breathing. My putting helped a lot too even though the greens were hard to read.” Wong, a Canadian developmental team member, lead through all 72 holes to win
her first provincial amateur victory by a full 11 strokes and was the only player in the field to finish under par. Her rounds of 68, 73, 73 and 69 combined for a total score of 5-under 283 and the 2010 trophy. The McMath secondary graduate will make her debut at the US Women’s Open next week in Pennsylvania at Oakmont. Wong will also be representing B.C. the Royale Cup Nationale Women’s Amateur Championship at Kingsville Golf & Country Club in Kingsville, Ontario July 26 – July 30.
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