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Richmond city council agreed this week to sign the contract to host the 2011 Tall Ships Maritime Festival from Friday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 7. But it wasn’t before a whole raft of council concerns about the risks involved were addressed or alleviated by staff. Staff emphasized earlier this year and again on Monday evening how

time was of the essence in terms of Richmond either sticking its neck out to hold the festival or winding it back in and waiting until 2014. Time is a major factor because the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) — which will be bringing the ships to Steveston as part of the Tall Ships Challenge — needs to get to work fast on securing the “money ships” (ones that pull in the big crowds) from around the world. Coun. Greg Halsey-Brandt,

however, was worried there wasn’t an exit clause for the city in the contract with ASTA if, for example, the big attraction ships swerve the festival at the last minute. “Let’s say that we can’t get any of the Class A ships to come or something happens to Garry Point and the ships can’t dock there … if there’s a problem for us, is there a way we can pull the plug?” he asked. “There’s lots of things that can happen or go wrong, and I think we

need (a clause) in there.” Cathryn Volkering Carlile, the city’s community services general manager, told council that the city will be liable for the costs, no matter what woes transpired. After Halsey-Brandt, again, aired concerns over the absence of a getout-of-jail card, Carlile told him, “if you’re not confident about this, I would pull out now, while you still have time. If you are confident, sign it, approve it and we’ll deliver.” see Ships page 3

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Timo Hess is one of five Kwantlen Polytechnic University students who have launched a campaign against offshore oil exploration called Fight Offshore Drilling in B.C. The students — all enrolled in the Environmental Protection Technology Program at the Richmond campus — voiced their concerns with a presentation at Richmond Centre MLA Rob Howard’s office on Monday. The group’s presentation highlighted their worries that if B.C.’s coast became open to oil drilling, the province could also fall victim to an ecologically devastating spill like the disaster caused by British Petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico. “I met with the students and they did a great presentation,” said Howard. Large reserves of oil and gas are believed to lie beneath the ocean floor off the coast of B.C. The

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Kwantlen students, from left, Ron Merkl, Timo Hess, Terry Chao, Xuan Zhang and Yan Han met with Richmond MLA Rob Howard to present him with a petition. main area of interest is in the Hecate Strait, which lies between B.C.’s northern coast and Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes). A federal moratorium has been in place for decades, protecting the

water from drilling. But the possibility of that moratorium being lifted was raised in 2001, after the Gordon Campbell Liberals took office. The Campbell government began, and continues

to, lobby Ottawa to lift the moratorium, Hess said. “Quite a while ago, (Campbell) said by 2010 we will have offshore drilling in B.C.,” Hess said. He is hoping the ongoing disaster in the Gulf of

Ships: Banned from rival ports Continued from page 1 Carlile further told council that ASTA are fully committed to bringing some of the best tall ships in the world to Steveston Harbour next year and that the city will also be working hard to pull in some big names. “If we don’t get the ships, then no one on the West Coast will,” she added, in response to the suggestion the more famous ships might be tempted to sail into bigger neighbouring ports after promising to come to Richmond. Carlile confirmed to council that part of the contract with ASTA will stipulate that the ships cannot sail into another port so many days before and after Richmond’s event. Council were also told that there is a much bigger chance of the more popular ships coming to Richmond next year because the Steveston event will be near the beginning

of the Tall Ships Challenge, as opposed to the end, when some vessels tend to cut and run. Coun. Harold Steves requested that the city or ASTA make specific contact with the Navy to attract more naval tall ships to the festival next year. Ideally, it takes around two years to successfully plan and deliver an event on the scale of the four-day festival. City of Richmond staff, however, revealed in April that the June 2011 date was now on the table and if Richmond passes up the opportunity, another won’t arise until 2014. The festival tours on a threeyear cycle. The event attracted 400,000 over four days to Steveston when it was last held in Richmond in 2002. The June date wasn’t popular with some councillors, who expressed reservations about the typical weather, sea conditions and the fact that most people will still be working.

The festival will see three kilometres of waterfront — from Garry Point Park, through Steveston village and down to Britannia Heritage Shipyard — transformed. One of the biggest attractions will be the mock gun battles fought out by some of the tall ships. The ships essentially do a Pacific Ocean circuit, with Richmond now being the port for the early part of the challenge, along with Victoria and Port Alberni. Among the attractions at the 2011 festival will be the ships’ arrival and sail past; ship boarding and viewing; on-board receptions; waterside tours; gun battles; water taxi service; entertainment stages and fireworks. It’s projected that all costs incurred by the city to implement the plan and host the festival — approximately $6 million — will be recovered through ticket sales, grants and corporate sponsorship.

Mexico will put a halt to that push. “They’re pushing the federal government to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling,” Hess said. “Since we’ve got this big mess in the Gulf of Mexico, we’re trying to prevent that from happening here. Our main concern is, up there, it’s an extremely environmentally sensitive area. We’re just saying, stay away from our beautiful coast.” After the students’ presentation MLA Howard said he would do more research into the subject. “I have heard from other constituents that they believe this is an issue, so we’ll just continue to build a file and certainly pass the message onto government caucus.” I certainly understand that it’s an issue at the top of people’s minds these days,” added Howard. The students are also circulating a petition to prevent the moratorium from being lifted.

Lawn bowlers extend season with artificial turf

What was once a seven-month play season is now a year-round activity. Richmond’s lawn bowlers can play the sport they love outdoors throughout the year, thanks to the construction of two new all-weather artificial turf bowling greens at Minoru Park. The $600,000 project will allow for all season use, which means more play time for bowlers and no down time to re-seed. “Richmond has a very active lawn bowling community,” said Richmond Lawn Bowling Club president Kion Wong. “We are exited about the extra play time and the perfect playing surface this new turf will provide for our players, especially our senior players.” Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the project is a “much needed improvement” to a 40-year-old facility that is well used by Richmond’s growing lawn bowling community. Artificial turf also improves the playability of the greens by eliminating deficiencies such as low spots. The project was funded through a federal government grant of $285,151 under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program, City of Richmond funding of $265,000 and a $50,000 contribution from the Richmond Lawn Bowling Club.


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home that had been fitted out in advance with a room within a room — a makeshift cell — in which the two men were beaten and tortured with a Taser-like device. The room in which they were held was without windows, said Bellows, and the victims were monitored by surveillance cameras. The kidnappers demanded a ransom of $10 million for their liberty but eventually $1.3 million was paid in money drops in Vancouver, Toronto and China, none of which has been recovered. Bellows said this was the highest ransom ever paid in Canada. After $1.3 million had

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The Editor, Re: “Disease expert dismisses Lyme diagnosis,” News, July 7. What kind of doctor makes a diagnosis without even seeing the patient? Dr. Bonnie Henry has stated that she believes the Goertzens and others who wrote in concerning lyme disease, do not actually have lyme disease. Why would she say this? Because she knows it is unlikely that any of these people tested positive on B.C.’s Elisa test. Dr. Henry disregards patients with symptoms, some of whom recall a tick bite. She does not believe the American statistics on lyme. She thinks American labs are giving out thousands of false positives and American doctors are preying on vulnerable patients. All relevant factors are dismissed in deference to the be all end all state of the art Elisa. She cannot admit the Elisa may be a flawed test. She says patients are looking for a magic answer. If I wanted a magic answer, it would not be lyme, a disease which is, for the most part, unrecognized and untreated in B.C. The only “magic answers” are the spurious labels doctors give patients when they can’t make a diagnosis, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or in my case “stress”. Dr. Henry may be a top doc in B.C. but she needs to rethink her myopic blind faith in the much disputed Elisa test. Sandra Dean Richmond The Editor, A rose by any other name is still a rose. You can call what the Goertzen family is suffering from by any name you want. That’s just semantics. But for heaven’s sake, let’s help Parker feel better with OUR medical system. The treatment that Parker Goertzen is receiving in the United States is working for Parker. I am Parker’s classroom teacher. He was a vibrant and energetic student last fall. Throughout the year he was so sick that he had to crawl or be in a wheelchair. He did not attend school from January to June. Now he has many better days. Let’s have the Canadian medical system help Parker feel better — then we can find a name for his disease! Lotti Smith Richmond

Roll up for Carole versus Carole The legislature is a fairly quiet place these days, as our politicians are scattered far and wide for the summer. But their absence hasn’t ended the main political guessing game in this province. That game is about trying to figure out if there is any hope of a revival of B.C. Liberal fortunes, and if so, who is going to create it. A lot of names have been kicked around, but it would seem only person has a realistic hope of breathing life into the party and returning it to competitive status come the 2013 election. That person’s name? Carole Taylor. Of all the potential heirs to Gordon Campbell’s leadership, only Taylor can separate herself from the current government, particularly over the issue of the HST. When she was finance minister, she opposed bringing the HST to this province. Among her reasons was a refusal to give up all kinds of exemptions to the tax, and reluctance to cede authority over the sales tax to the federal government. But her potential strengths go much deeper than that. As finance minister she racked up some hefty budget surpluses and gained a reputation as an able, pragmatic and nonideological politician. Her public image is one built on achievement, likeability and even glamour. But a key strength is her ability to go to the voters with clean hands, to make the argument that she had nothing to do with the

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things that made the B.C. Liberals so unpopular over a relatively short period of time. Speculation abounds over Gordon Campbell’s future. Personally, I think he will announce sometime next year or early 2012 that he won’t be running again. Of course, if there’s a miracle turnaround in the polls he may well choose to stick around. But he once told me that he thought 10 years in the premier’s chair was a good benchmark of political success. His departure would theoretically mean a leadership race in the party. But there doesn’t have to be one. The NDP, for example, opted to let Mike Harcourt take over the party leadership unopposed in 1987. The New Democrats were mindful how much damage a messy leadership fight can do to a party, particularly when things don’t go as planned and a long-shot candidate whom no one really wanted as leader ends up being just that (remember Bob Skelly?). The B.C. Liberals, however, seem to have no end of people whose ambition may lead them to reach for the leader’s position. Cabinet ministers such as Rich Coleman, Kevin Falcon, Mike de Jong, Shirley Bond, George

Abbott, and even the beleaguered Colin Hansen all get mentioned when talk turns to a party leadership race. But they appear to all be hamstrung by the fallout over the HST, and even if the public grudgingly accepts the tax, I’m not sure they’re going to forgive the politicians responsible for it. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is also talked about as leadership material, and certainly the fact she’s not “one of them” puts her in good stead. But her inexperience at the provincial level may create enough doubts. This brings us back to Carole Taylor. She hasn’t actually said she’d even be interested in taking the job, but that’s to be the expected response as long as Campbell is still the boss. And with Campbell likely to remain leader for another year or so, it is premature for the B.C. Liberals to allow any public speculation by their own people on the leadership issue. But privately, you know they’re all thinking about it. And if they want to survive, they had better have a game plan. It appears the best such plan would see all those leader wannabes check their egos at the door and allow Taylor to win by acclamation. That could set up an historic fight in 2013: Carole versus Carole. Not only would that guarantee an elected female premier in this province for the first time ever, but it would likely ensure B.C. sticks close to the political centre. Keith Baldrey is Global BC’s chief political reporter.


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The Editor, To quote the B.C. government’s TV power propaganda, “50 years ago our province had a vision.” Indeed, we created a public utility called B.C. Hydro from the privately owned B.C. Electric. It brought B.C.’s natural power to the people. While it is true that dam building caused environmental destruction and social harm, it also created much benefit. The boomer generation enjoyed employment and economic prosperity with the world’s cheapest and cleanest hydroelectric power. This cheap power was also exported to create public revenue to pay for our social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs, which made B.C. the so-called “Best Place on Earth,” for everyone, not just rich investors. Small wonder the world wants to live here! However, our current B.C. conservative-Liberal government has subverted that vision by turning public hydro revenue into private profits for their corporate backers. The privatization of B.C. Hydro and the licensing of expensive, environmentally destructive, privately owned, Individual Power Projects (I.P.P.s) puts the profit in their pals’ pockets. Next thing you know we’ll be re-fighting the Kemano completion, raising the Kenney Dam on the Nechako River, battling to save Fraser River salmon — a battle we thought the Rivers Defense Coalition won almost 20 years ago. Capital never sleeps. Neither do its minions. The public, however, has been asleep at the wheel for too long. It isn’t just fish that are headed for a fatal crash. Time to wake up and reclaim “B.C.’s power for the people,” people. Ramblin’ Ryan Lake Gnarly Old Dudes of Steveston (GODS)

The Editor, A month has passed since the local rampage of protesters opposed the idea of adding new facilities onto the grounds of South Arm Park. Everyone is probably aware of Eve Rollet de Darantes, who has been forming a petition against these future changes. As a teenager myself, I see this renovation as a blooming opportunity to promote more exercise, especially during the summer season when many us have a lack of physical activity. My friends and I have already started to see the changes being made and not only do we think it’s a great idea for us teenagers but also for the multiple families living in the area. Many of us know Minoru Park, the only public facility that has a large running track, is overpopulated at times and not easy to access for South Arm residence. Hence, building new facilities here will be more convenient for locals. In our generation, obesity is a

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❚ Garden plots provided by the City: Given these plots are accessible on all four sides, a lot of land is wasted simply to provide such access. As another party noted, what is the carbon footprint for these parties to start and maintain these garden plots? ❚ Legal tax evasion via “Farm Status.” ❚ 1400 of Richmond’s 2400 ALR parcels are less than two acres. ❚ Given the benchmarks, which are inherently discriminatory to smaller properties, far too many people hobby farm, and flood the market with commodities that impact real farmers. Too many are into blueberries and the prices are collapsing. ❚ The City treats the ALR as a land bank, the 136 acre Garden City Lands is a prime example. How can the City claim 136 acres is not viable for farming, yet put the boots and screws to far smaller ALR properties with Bylaw 8500 and claim it is saving farmland? In my view, the ALR is on par with driving a 40-year-old car, i.e. it is out of touch with reality, and in need of overhaul. It is time the public be provided some facts regarding the ALR and food security (latest buzzword) and not idealized fiction. Farming is a business, not a charity, and of all the allowable uses, if agriculture is not economically viable, other uses will be chosen, which is exactly what we are seeing. To change this with discriminatory red tape for poltical gain and dividing Richmond citizens into two classes of property owners simply shows city hall is going to the dogs. Roland Hoegler Richmond

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ent or not, I just wanted to create,” she said. Surprisingly, McArthur said she found she did possess artistic flair. “I started by taking an art class at the Phoenix Art Gallery,” she added. “Then I joined the Richmond Artists’ Guild and the Riverside Art Circle.” Two years later, McArthur sold her first painting during the Finn Slough Art Show. “After the show, I received a call from artist John Beattie whose wife loved my painting of a little white house in Finn Slough,” said McArthur. “Then, I got a call from the owner of the house, and he wanted it … I ended it selling it to him. “But John Beattie was the first to tell me I had talent … it was a thrill to know that a fellow artist thought I was good enough, good enough that he wanted to buy my painting.” McArthur has always favoured painting buildings; she’s captivated by historic structures. “I like to paint my impression of them,” she said. “I’m also attracted to light and how light interacts in a setting, more specifically the contrast of gradation.” Her mantra is sunlight on paper — the way light and shadows dances off buildings. “I was on a street in Provence, France and I was immediately taken by the shades hitting the structures,” said McArthur. “I could have sold the painting I did of that scene six times, but I’m not ready to part with it yet.” McArthur was the first painter in a series of artists who will gather for the Steveston Museum’s Summer Music Series, which are held in front of the museum (located in the post office), 3811 Moncton St. The series continues on July 24 with new, traditional crafts and wraps up on Saturday, August 7 with an arts and crafts day. For more information about upcoming painters and musicians, call the museum at 604-718-8439. To contact McArthur

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The BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Mobile Service is coming to the Richmond Public Library, Brighouse branch, 7700 Minoru Gate starting Wednesday, July 14 to Saturday, July 17. Women, ages 40 to 79, who want to get tested for free can call 604-8776187 to book an appointment. 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. For more information, call Melanie at 604-671-1142. 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. For more information, visit www.richmondartistsguild.com or call Jennifer Taylor at 604-241-1120.

Open Air Summer Series presents smooth jazz singer, Sibel Thrasher on Friday, July 16 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and admission by donation. Put on by the Steveston Folk Guild and the Beatmerchant. For more information, call Dave McArthur at 604-272-9294 or Frankie Neilson at 604-204-0044. The Russian Cultural Club “Erudite” invites Russian-speaking teens to learn more about all things Russian. They meet at Cambie Community

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For more information, call the association at 604233-8399. Cherelle Jardine presents Musical Expressions Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 23 with Mae Moore, Megan Metcalfe and Kenny Hess at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Show starts at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $25; available at the shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr. or by calling 604-276-4300. For more information, visit www.cherellejardine.com.

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This summer the East Richmond Community Association and Cambie Community Centre hosts the free Summer Fun Nights on Tuesday, July 20 at the King George Park Gathering Place at No. 5 and Cambie roads. There will be live Acadian music featuring The Messytones, a barbecue, a caricature artist, face painting, bubble blowing and other fun activities.

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with a Twist on Friday, July 23 at 8 p.m., featuring Dancing with the Stars Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trenumskaya. For tickets and more information, call 604-2804444 or visit www.riverrock.com. The Steveston Museum’s Summer Music Series - A historic twist on modern fun - happens Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3811 Moncton St. There will be exhibits from seven local individuals and craft groups. Many of the groups use traditional craft methods dat-

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Fondest memories of Empire Stadium prove to be a winner for Delta man Finally the parade ended and my dad, still in uniform, got me and we went to the game. Arriving at Empire Stadium the sounds, smells, and the entire goings-on put my head on a pivot, for I did not want to miss any of this first-time experience. We waited in line with our tickets and then waited in line at the concession stands. Now well prepared with hotdogs, Coke and peanuts, we walked through the small tunnel entrance and for the first time I could see Empire Stadium from the inside. Both teams kets to were on the field warming up. Punters were punting, tic ith w ta D el d. Craw ford of kickers were kicking field goals, quarterbacks were Empire Fiel esents Ray at pr an no ew uo B e ach Wally nst Saskatch pass and a pre- gam throwing to receivers, linemen were going over their BC Lions co 10 home opener agai g in ly eys, a park ow the Lions’ Ju won two BC Lions jers blocking techniques and there was just so much to cette /The N ou D on ar so Craw ford al sidelines. Photo by Sh watch at one time. I had been to a three-ring circus but this was the g on al ur to so much more. My dad pointed out Vic Chapman. When you are a child you Here is Ray Crawford’s winning submission in may sometimes refer to parent’s close friend as Aunty or Uncle, our Memories of Empire Stadium contest: even though he or she is not a blood relative. Vic Chapman was my Uncle Vic. He had a girlfriend who worked at the Bay I have many fond memories of Empire Stadium — Theatre on Denman Street and she was friends with my mother. unfortunately my fondest memory, my first time at Empire Many times Uncle Vic had been at our house. Dad reminded Stadium, has nothing to do with the BC Lions. me that it was Uncle Vic who had given us the tickets to the The first time I set foot inside Empire Stadium was on Saturday, game. As Uncle Vic was practising close to the track, my dad Nov. 26, 1960 for the 48th annual Grey Cup Game. In 1960 I encouraged me to go down to the rail and wave to him. I went was 10 years old and this was the first time that I attended a down the stairs, zigzagging between the people trying to get to professional football game. It was the first time that I attended their seats and as I got to the rail I called out to Uncle Vic. How any professional game. The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated he heard me above all the noise I do not know. He ran over and Edmonton 16 to 6 to become the 1960 Grey Cup Champions asked me how the seats were. Someone then called to Uncle and Ron Stewart of the Ottawa Rough Riders was the Grey Vic and he said he had to go as the two teams disappeared into Cup’s Most Valuable Player. their dressing rooms. Before the game there was the Grey Cup parade. My dad I returned to my seat and my dad encouraged me to eat was a sea cadet officer with the Captain Vancouver Corp in my hotdog as we sat waiting for the game to begin. Then the Stanley Park and the cadets were part of the parade. I was announcer asked for our attention and there was such a fanfare seated in an area with some friends of my Dad’s and watched going on before the game. Introductions of the many important the parade. As I watched the parade it was like waiting for people that were there that day, the introductions of the starting Christmas morning; I couldn’t wait to get to Empire Stadium.

lineups for both sides, the flip of the coin for the kickoff, the V.I.P. kickoff and then finally the kickoff and the game was on. My eyes never left the field. The action was a continuous assault upon both my vision and hearing. Hearing the pro-Edmonton, crowd gasp as the ball was thrown to a receiver and then a quiet hush as the ball fell through his fingertips. The grunts and the groans, the hits and the misses, the running, the catching, the kicking, the punting football now had me mesmerized. I loved everything about it. I wanted nothing to change. To me, football had to be played in this way in this stadium. Over the years there were many more times that I visited Empire Stadium. I watched the Lions roar; there were concerts, and track and field events. As a high school football player I played at Empire Stadium against the Notre Dame Jugglers in the 1969 Shrine Bowl. Unfortunately we lost. I believe that we were the last game on real grass at Empire Stadium. A few years later as a player for the Vancouver Meralomas, I returned to Empire Stadium to play in the Junior Big Four Football League. At that time the field was artificial turf and when you hit the ground it really hurt. It was quite something for me to play for the Vancouver Meralomas. For it was with the Meralomas that my Uncle Vic had played part of his football career. His picture still hangs on the clubhouse wall in the president’s room. Yes, Empire Stadium holds many memories for me. I was sad the day they tore it down. But now I rejoice at the realization that I will take my 22-year-old, son to a Lions game at Empire Stadium. It won’t be like 1960, it won’t be for the Grey Cup, but it will be the continuation of a tradition. My dad took me to my first game at Empire Stadium and even though I have taken my son to the dome, he has yet to experience Empire Stadium: the sounds, the smells, the whole experience of watching football outdoors in a grand old stadium. Life goes on and shall forever change, but sometimes I think they should just leave some things alone. Empire Stadium should remain and be used as a sports and entertainment complex at least until my son can take his son to Empire (Stadium) Field.


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Richmond Olympic Oval welcoming the world again Yonex Canada Open badminton championships will feature players from 33 countries competing this week BY MARK BOOTH

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Jacky Ruan (left) and Zhu Lin answer questions during Sunday’s Yonex Canada Open press conference at Aberdeen Centre. Lin wil be among the players to beat in the women’s singles competition. The 26-year-old from Shanghai won the world championship in 2007. at capacity with 254 participants and large representation from Asia. “The interest is way greater than we ever expected,” continued Milroy. “We would be happy with 15 countries and we got 33. We were hopeful to get one world champion and we got a lot more. Not only that, but it’s the best Canadians and up-and-coming youngsters from countries like Japan and Korea. “We’re thrilled and we’re stressed. We are

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the past few weeks to put everything together. The end result is the Yonex Canada Open being the first major post-Olympic event at the Oval. Five courts will be in play, including a centre court which will host all the highlighted matches. Two practice courts will also be available. “It’s been a rush for the Oval to accommodate us and John has put in some late nights which we are very thankful for,” added Milroy. “Yonex came to us and said they wanted to do a Grand Prix but wanted it at the international scale, not a second rate tournament. We’re doing it at the Oval with Clear One as the operator and the three off us combined to pull it off. “In my career, I haven’t seen something like this done in Canada and I played for 14 years. We’re hoping for a great turnout and I think people will be surprised to see the world class level of play.” The playoff round matches on Friday and Saturday will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The finals will go from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices include $10 for preliminary rounds (Wednesday and Thursday), $15 for quarter-finals (Friday), $20 for semi-finals (Saturday) and $25 for finals (Sunday). They can be purchased at the door or by visiting the tournament website: www.canadaopen.ca.


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Richmond 92B Islanders donned their graduation dresses to say goodbye to their home dimaond at London Park. The Islanders are headed up to Sicamous this weekend to take part in the Midget B provincial softball championships.

The Richmond Girls Softball Association is all set to host four major tournaments over the next three weeks, starting with the Provincial Midget “A” Championships this weekend at London Park. The host Islanders are made up primarily of young women ranging in age from 17 to 19. After winning bronze at the 2009 Nationals, the expectations will be high. Having just completed the Canadian Open Fastpitch Futures (U19) International Championship at Softball City in Surrey, where they placed 11th out of 19 high caliber

teams, the team finds itself well prepared. Coach Mark Nomura believes his squad will be up for the challenge and is looking forward to the tough competition it will face, starting Friday. The tournament will be a round robin format with eight of the eleven teams advancing to the double knockout playoff round. Playoffs will start on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 4 p.m. on the Sunday. With 48 teams participating in the four upcoming tournaments, RSGA

president Gary Rosval expects things will be busy. He is pleased how association has been able to organize so many tourneys with much of the credit going to dedicated volunteers. He is encouraging the public to come out and support the local teams and take in some high caliber ball over the coming weeks. The championship calendar also includes Richmond hosting the Senior “A”, Junior “A” and Junior “B” Provincials — July 23-25. Richmond is also hosting the Western Canadian Bantam “B” Championships in early August.

Wong amateur runner-up at U.S. Open An outstanding 2010 just keeps on getting better for Richmond’s Christine Wong. Fresh off an 11-stroke victory at the B.C. Ladies Amateur, the product of the Quilchena Golf and Country Club was among just six amateurs to make the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open in Pennsylvania.

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Some of our great Richmond News carriers are taking a much deserved vacation. We need substitute carriers this summer. Youth and adult routes will be available. Here is your chance to get some exercise, meet your neighbours and make some extra cash this summer. You must be available to deliver on Wednesday and Friday mornings or early afternoons. Please call for more details. 604-249-3345

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Richelieu Building Specialties, a distributor of construction speciality products is seeking a Sales Estimator at our Richmond location. Responsibilities include; growing sales through calling customers and building relationships, responding to contractor bid requests and following up on other sales leads. Qualifications: willingness to call on our customer base, read and interpret blue prints, previous construction industry experience an asset and/or building tech educational background. Please fax resume to 604-278-0639 or email: vancouverorderdesk @richelieu.com

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EAGLE RIVER CHRYSLER is currently looking for a full-time Licensed Mechanic. Great work environment. Starting wage $25./hour. Incentive and bonus plans. Apply by fax 1-780-778-8950. Email: service@eagleriver.ca or mail: P.O. Box 1558, Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1P4 or in person to: Service Manager, Dennis LaFreniere. EMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA. Sheetmetal journeyman required shop fabrication, journeyman sheetmetal field, journeyman plumbers/pipefitters field, journeyman refrigeration mechanic, benefit package available, overtime available. terryw@peaceriverheating.com fax: 780-624-2190.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the above noted positions, however, only candidates selected for positions will be contacted.

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RICH 1 BR bsmt ste, living rm, priv entry, share laundry, incl utils. Avail Now. ns/np. 604 304-0489

QUIET BUILDING, 2 bdrm apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, NS, NP, suits seniors, close to all amenities, lease, 604-241-3772

RMD 1 br bsmt ste, brand new, no pets, n/s, $850, nr Rchmd Centre. Avail Immed. 604-418-0696

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR clean lots of storage, fenced yard, appls, Ironwood, bus route, no pets, ns, $1475, 604-275-6240

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

RMD: NO. 2 & BLUNDELL 1 BR ste, avail Aug 1. $750 incls utils & cable. Hardwood flrs. N/S & N/P Suits 1. Call 604 231-0905

9160

Sports & Imports

1988 FORD F150, newer engine, trans & clutch, supercab, long box & canopy. $3000. 778-238-1780

2000 SUBARU Legacy Wagon, $5500, 163kms 2.5L AWD Auto, Good Cond., 778-233-9769 1997 GMC Yukon SLT, auto, ac, leather, fully loaded, tow pkg, exc cond $3950obo, 604-946-5505

9160

Sports & Imports

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

THE SCRAPPER

6540

Office Space 621 sqft avail June 1st . 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. 2nd, elevator & sec indoor prkng, Ph: Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell 604-306-4563

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

2005 SEBRING TOURING CAR, 138,000 KMS, Silver. $9500. Call 604-946-0293.

Real Estate Investment

HOUR 2Service From Call

1972 TR6 restored, new clutch, brakes, top, excellent condition. $18,500 obo 604-728-8042

9125

Out Of Town Property

POINT ROBERTS Wash, US. Nr Tsawwassen. RANCHER 2200sf, reno’d, beautiful 70ft Waterfront Ocean! By Owner. 604-690-4979

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Mobile Homes

2003 MERCEDES CLK430 Mint! black/black. WVan lady driven 80,000k $24,999 604.729.0626

9173 1998 VW Jetta, Wolfsburg Edition. Exc cond, no accidents. White ext, dark grey deluxe int, fully loaded european options, low K .Very desirable model & body style. $5495. 604-808-6223 1999 HONDA Civic SI, upgraded, all accessories, no accidents, Exc Cond, manual, $5750 946-4540

Vans

2004 TOYOTA Sienna CE, 8 passenger package, 95 K, exc cond, $16,000. 604-838-6353

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1980 20 FT GMC FRONTIER70,000 orig km, int all new, new tire/brakes,exhaust/shocks A Steal @ $5300. 604-825-3845


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Call ThE Experts

To place your ad call

604-630-3300

HANDYMAN SERVICES

ROOFING

Small Job Specialist 2 hours or more

ROOFING • CHIMNEY • GUTTER

FIRST TIME CUSTOMER SPECIAL

Guaranteed

Every Aspect of Repair and Maintenance Computer and Electronic Expertise Fully Insured and WCB Covered

604-999-9308

Pierre Marchildon Serving Richmond from Steveston

“Repair It! . . . And make it last”

Caris Construction Ltd. Call Rod 778-869-3209 www.carisconstructionltd.ca

CALL OUR EXPERTS

TREE SERVICE

MAGNOLIA TREE SERVICE, LANDSCAPE & FENCE INSTALATIONWCB Insured

See us in the Yellow Pages

• Dangerous Tree Removal • Hedge Trimming • Pruning • Land Clearing • Soil

To place your ad in “Call the Experts” call our Sales Experts

FREE ESTIMATES

604-630-3300

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 604-214-0661

HOME SERVICES 8035

Carpet Cleaning

CHOICE CARPET CLEANING Free Est.! Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025, 778-688-0117

8055

Cleaning

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

8125

Gutters

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-244-9446 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George 778-859-7793

8160

Lawn & Garden

8060

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re

Danny 604.307.7722

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

8065

Contracting

Always Done Right Contracting Sundecks, Best vinyl, aluminium railing etc. 604-722-3392

8075

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

Electrical

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774.

✫PEARCE ELECTRIC

Lic #91654. Bonded & Insured. BBB Accredited. ★ 604-644-5960

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Renovations & Home Improvement

Bath, Kitchen, Suite’s & More www. renorite.com 604-781-7695

8250

Roofing

604-209-8640

Written Guarantee Free Est * Insured * WCB

20 yrs experience

Interior/Exterior Work Guaranteed, FREE Fully Insured EST.

www.cyruspainting.ca or 604-722-0660 Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

All your Lawn Needs Mowinghedging - seasonal clean up & power washing. 604-209-8640

Chau Le Gardening new lawn, maint. & cleanup trimming shrubs topping hedges 604-782-5288 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 HEDGES TRIMMED LAWNS CUT FREE ESTIMATES 604-274-9656

LULU LANDSCAPING & Yard Maintenance Specializing in tree, hedges, shrubs, trim, tree removal, gutter cleanup, lawn cutting. Free Estimate! Call Rey @ 778-223-6687

8185

Moving & Storage

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

604-708-8850

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

8205

7291234

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

604-591-3500

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

8225

Power Washing

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-244-9446

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

8250

Roofing

SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513

8255

Rubbish Removal

• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof

10% lower than any other written estimate SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

604-726-6345

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd All types of Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

★Mike’s Haul-Away & Disposal ★ Prompt & Courteous House, Garden & Garage Waste Service For Free Quote or Appt. call Mike at 604-241-7141

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072

220-JUNK (5865)

604-

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599

8300

8305

bradsjunkremoval.com A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530

8255

Stucco

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

604-588-0833

Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

20 year Labour Warranty available

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

JJ Roofing

778-881-6096

Cyrus Painting

Roofing

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Excellent $$$$

•Lawn Care •Hedging •Pruning •Clean-up •Rubbish Removal •Power Raking •Aerating •Power Washing

8250

#1 Roofing Company in BC

Int/Ext

All Your Concrete Needs

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

8240

AJK MOVING Ltd. Delivery, storage. No job too small or big. Clean-up, garage, basement. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072

AAA PRECISION PAINTING

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993

Moving & Storage

8185

1 OF 0% F

Commercial and Residential

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!' CHEAP JUNK Removal & Bin Rentals Starting at $49.99. Large 20cu yard trucks. 778-882-5865

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153

Sun Decks

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT CONTRACTING ★We specialize in all kinds of waterproofing. ★Vinyl & fibreglass decking. ★Aluminium railings & canopy. ★ All kinds of framing Call Martin 604-722-3392

8315

Tree Services

Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043

8335

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-244-9446

T&L

INC. Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, irrigation, retaining walls, paver patios, pool excavation/fill, stump grinding, walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts

778-885-5009


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