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New single-family homes in Richmond may soon have to be built to accommodate a solar-powered hot water system. The B.C. government is preparing to introduce regulations that will require the municipalities who opt into the new rules to ensure that single dwelling units are solar hot water ready. The City of Richmond had not opted in before the original June 1 deadline, but the province has since extended the cut off date to Aug. 1 and city staff are now recommending Richmond be involved. Any new regulations — which would require infrastructure to be put in place by the builder during construction — are aimed at reducing the use of non-renewable energy sources and thus reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The city’s acting director of building approvals, Gavin Woo, said in his report, set to go before Tuesday’s city council planning committee, that, “solar hot water systems will be undergoing widespread adoption in the coming years in the form of … roof mounted systems designed to heat the dwelling’s water.” In order to accommodate the future installation of a solar heating system, the roof would have to be designed to cope with the additional weight. Woo added that having the design in place at the construction stage will allow the homeowner to easily install the piping and cabling to connect to the solar panels on the roof. Also, having the building designed to slip a solar hot water system in will dramatically reduce the cost of installing such a system, with additional costs — if see Builders page 5
If you can’t bust them — legalize them Rezoning legitimates truck storage
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Despite fierce public opposition, a bid to allow truck storage along a stretch of River Road moved one step closer Monday night. Neighbours of Quadra Coast Carriers have voiced in the past
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When you walk into the Magnetic Café, you never know who will greet you. It might be a French maid, schoolgirl, sailor, princess or even a police officer. A common sight in Tokyo, Japan’s cosplay (short for costume play) has found its way to Richmond. The idea of waitresses dressed in themed costumes is all the rage in restaurants and cafes across Asia. “We are adding another element to the whole dining experience,” says Magnetic Café’s owner Angela Chang. “In Asia, especially Japan, the cute schoolgirl and the French maid are very popular outfits with customers.” But don’t expect a Hooters’ style dress, said manager Don Lui. “It’s nothing close to Hooters (servers in the sports bar chain wear tight T-shirts and short shorts),” Lui said. “Some people may find it controversial or demeaning, but it is far from that. It’s no different than other uniforms, except that here we change the theme weekly. “We want to keep it tasteful as we don’t want to attract the wrong crowd.” Chang, mother of threeyear-old son Devin, was a former bartender and stay-at-home mom when the opportunity to take over the Gogo Tea Café on McKim Way presented itself. An immigrant from Taiwan, Chang was used to theme-style restaurants.
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Magnetic Cafe’s Vicky Gao, 21, CK Li, 20, and Shirley Xu, 22, are just three of the costumed servers waiting to greet diners. “It has a real following in Asia,” she said. “There are no other restaurants in Vancouver who do this.” The young businesswoman took over the 110-seat eatery on June 15th and went about revamping the menu — adding some new dishes and expanding the drink offerings — and hiring another chef. “We now offer Thai, Japanese and Korean cuisine,” added Lui. Although the former owner was responsible for the idea of cosplay, Chang got rid of the former costumes and went for more demure styles. Chang said she has ordered more uniforms. Customers will soon see servers clad as nurses and flight attendants. “We want to keep it very
respectable and tasteful,” she said. All three servers, who look as if they are teenagers but are in their 20s, speak little English. Nevertheless, they say they have no problems dressing up in costumes. “I really like the pretty dresses and the different styles,” said Shirley Xu, who worked for the previous owner as well. “My favourite is the princess outfit.” CK Li, who is from Mainland China, prefers donning the policewoman uniform. Vicky Gao is familiar with the cosplay idea, having seen it often in Taipei eateries. “I like the whole idea as I am interested in costume design and hope to one day be a fashion designer,” said Gao.
If you’re a busy person who doesn’t have time to attend an open house on the city’s official community plan but have strong opinions on things like cycling, affordable housing, densification, addictions, greenspace, public transportation, and the use of agricultural land, then click here: www. LetsTALKrichmond.ca. City hall has launched a new online town hall forum on the city’s official community plan, and a parallel 10-year social planning policy. The new discussion forum is intended to augment the feedback the city will get at open houses. It combines an online survey on the OCP and a separate survey on the city’s new 10-year social plan, with a comments blog that allows citizens to respond to survey questions, make recommendations and even engage in a dialogue with other citizens. The first comment posted on the new discussion forum for social planning was from someone expressing dismay that the plan’s overview did not mention people with disabilities. “It’s a fair comment,” says John Hunter, the city’s social planner. It’s that kind of feedback the city wants to hear. “This will improve the quality of public debate and ultimately the strategic decisions we make on behalf of the Richmond community,” says Terry Crowe, Manager, Policy Planning. “The biggest benefit (is) a larger group of citizens can get involved when it’s convenient to them — online, anytime.” see LetsTALK page 6
News readers pitch in to save stricken dog BY ALAN C AMPBELL
The abandoned dog, left for dead by a motorist after a hit and run incident, has had a life-saving operation — thanks to the generosity of Richmondites. The News reported last week how Milo — a four-year-old male mastiff-shepherd — was hit just south of Highway 99 past the Westminster Highway overpass. Milo was in shock, and x-rays revealed he suffered from a broken left femoral — a compound fracture that completely split the femur into several pieces. He desperately needed surgery
on his injuries and the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS), which was caring for him, needed help to pay for the $2,000 procedure and 12 weeks of rehab. “I don’t have the total, but I do know that we’ve received more than enough to pay for the surgery,” said Sonya Kamp, Richmond Animal Shelter manager. “We had a really big response, it’s been unbelievable and we’d like to thank everyone who contacted us.” Kamp told the News how Milo will now be spending many weeks in rehab and still needs round
his recent trauma, the clock care at the staff at the shelter shelter. describe Milo as “He’s quite a big having a “sweet and dog and there’s a lot gentle personality.” of weight on the bone Shelter staff have that’s been repaired so made extensive he’ll take a while to inquires, without recover,” she said. success, to find the “Milo’s quite owner of the dog. underweight, but I In addition, the think he’s feeling driver who hit the better every day and dog fled the scene, there’s been a big difMilo and did not report the ference in his behavincident. iour. But he’s still on Donations to RAPS can be a lot of pain medication and he’ll made online at www.rapsociety. need time to get over what he’s com or by calling the Richmond been through.” Animal Shelter at 604-275-2036. Despite being abandoned and
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tively approved the rezoning that will legitimize a long-standing illegal use of land zoned for agriculture on River Road. Stephen Easterbrook, owner of Rabbit River Farms — an organic egg producer – was one of the angry neighbours. “The city council, in my
from the Agricultural Land Reserve years ago, with the intention of creating a new agricultural-industrial zone, but that never happened. Other property owners, including Quadra, have been using their land for commercial truck storage. The city turned a blind eye to the operations for years, but increased complaints about them forced the city to crack down by handing out fines for violating zoning and weight restrictions on trucks using the road. Apart from the general illegality of the operations, and the loss of agriculturally zoned land, Easterbrook and others who live on acreages along River Road are concerned about River Road itself because it’s a narrow, rural road that was never designed for heavy truck traffic. — with files from Nelson Bennett
“Trucks along the property are used for hauling agriculture products.” — Malcolm Brodie
opinion, everything east of No. 6 Road is just a ghetto to them, and they’re going to dump all the problems that they don’t want in the rest of Richmond into this area,” Easterbrook said at the time The strip of River Road east of No. 6 Road where the properties are have a mongrel zoning. The land was removed
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News Rule change allows more fingers to dip emergency pot The City of Richmond is preparing to broaden the criteria for dipping into its “emergency response provision” to cope with major events such as the Dover Park shootings and the apartment building plane crash. At present, there is $1.6 million in the emergency fund for the RCMP’s use, which has never been used since its inception in 2000 to deal with city-wide emergency events. But the city now wants to extend the use of the fund to cover a wider interdisciplin-
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Builders: Keen on solar Continued from page 1 added at the construction stage — estimated to be no more than $200 to $300 per home. City staff have consulted with two local building trade representatives, who were, in general, in favour of the new regulation as they see it as an additional selling feature in the home as well as promoting future sustainability. “The … solar hot water ready regulation in Richmond is a relatively lowcost initiative that will help
support achieving the city’s community wide greenhouse gas reduction targets,” Woo said in his report. Any new regulation brought in by the province would apply only to participating cities and to buildings containing no more than one dwelling, excluding secondary suites. As well as using less non-renewable energy sources, the solar-powered hot water systems potentially cost less to run for the homeowner than the conventional electric or gas-powered options.
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Achievements beyond Games Dream. Challenge. Achieve. Not every one of the young athletes who will be showing their best form in the BC Summer Games being hosted by the Township of Langley this weekend will go on to become Olympians and Paralympians. Some may never again be involved in tournaments outside their home towns. But they all were able to dream. They were able to dream of being good enough to join some of B.C.’s top rising stars on the track, in the pool, on the field, on the court… and if they never have an opportunity to compete at this level again, they are realizing those dreams this weekend. Not every one of those young athletes will come away from this weekend’s challenges with a gold medal. Some will leave with no medals at all – just a lifetime worth of memories that they faced their challenges, met them head on, and did the best they could do. For some, meeting the challenge was the biggest thing they’ve done so far in their young lives – and for all, it will be a growing experience. Every one will achieve something. For some, their achievements this weekend will put them onto a road that leading to greater competition, perhaps at national or international levels. But for all of these youngsters, the BC Summer Games will help them achieve something bigger than the sports they are competing in – something bigger than the Games themselves. From this time forward, they will know that they can dream, that they can face a challenge, and that by doing so, they can achieve their dreams. — Langley Advance Editorial
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Give surplus back to people The Editor, Re: “City council squabbles over $2 million surplus,” News, July 7. When I read this article, I was truly flabbergasted. According to staff writer Alan Campbell, on July 5, city councillors spent almost three hours discussing “who gets what and how much from the City of Richmond’s surplus cash.” Yet, in my recent property tax document, circulated by the city, it was stated that the property tax increase for 2011 is only 3.45 per cent, claiming that this is one of the lowest tax increases amongst the Lower Mainland municipalities. Upon reading the above-mentioned article, a question sprang to my mind. If there was indeed a $2.2 million surplus, when the inflation rate has been hovering around 1.6 per cent for the last three or more years, why on earth would the city not return the surplus to its rightful owners — tax payers — by reducing the annual increase? Why would they rather waste their valuable time by squabbling about what to do with that surplus? Apparently, neither any city staff nor council members mentioned anything about this as a viable option. Today, when I called the city finance department, the person who took the call was unable to answer this question and directed me to write to someone (?) in city hall. Thus, this letter. I surely hope fellow citizens ask the same questions and we receive a reasonable explanation, if there is one, from appropriate officials. Eray Karabilgin Richmond
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Libs toppling from moral highground One of the more irritating aspects of our parliamentary system is that the role of the official Opposition is often ill defined. It’s not just about opposing everything the government does. But too often Opposition parties do just that — oppose everything — and if they take a holier-than-thou stance on everything, it can come back to bite them should they ever move into government. We are seeing that maxim play out continually with the B.C. Liberal government. The issues on which they can be accused of hypocrisy — saying and demanding one thing while in Opposition and doing the precise opposite in government — are piling up. The latest reminder is the decision to expand government gaming operations – yet again — to include online casino gambling. The move makes sense, although it will be condemned by the puritans out there, who regard any kind of gambling as some sort of social evil that should be eradicated, not expanded. Gambling will occur whether the government is involved in it or not, so the more the government can control gambling, the better. The gaming industry creates enormous revenues for “the house,” and the billion dollars or so B.C. collects every year helps fund social services, education and health care. But this argument seemed to have been lost on B.C. Liberals when they
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were in Opposition. They engaged in bouts of selfrighteous indignation whenever the NDP government of the day tried to expand gambling (for instance, the introduction of slot machines and the creation of more casinos). With the zealotry of religious fanatics, Gordon Campbell and his caucus attacked the NDP as immoral monsters hell-bent on destroying our social fabric. Naturally, once they became government, the B.C. Liberals learned to love gambling and the money to be made off it. Now they stand accused, yet again, of rank hypocrisy on this issue. But spare them no tears, because there are other examples of hypocrisy that are attached to a government because of the unrealistic moral high ground it carves out when it is in Opposition. For example, the B.C. Liberals also went to town over what it viewed as a heinous amount of public debt being piled up by the NDP government. Our children — and our children’s children! — would inevitably pay for this fiscal nonsense, was the constant refrain from the Liberals. Government services would naturally be squeezed
by the mounting debt. Or so the argument went. Then there’s granddaddy of them all: an oft-repeated promise not to sell B.C. Rail, and then doing just that in a questionable transaction (to say the least, given there is a criminal trial mixed up with it). Piling up the hypocrisy begins to lend a stench to a government. Throw in the perceived deceitfulness associated with the HST, and the air is getting fairly ripe around the B.C. Liberals right now. Will New Democrats learn a lesson from this? With electoral victory in 2013 seeming more likely by the day, the NDP would be wise to resist the temptation of cloaking themselves with moral piety, of pretending everything in government is so simple, and that everything the B.C. Liberals do these days is horrible. NDP leader Carole James has smartly backed away from automatically scrapping the HST. And the NDP hasn’t exactly said it will forgo any of the gambling expansion either. The NDP will need to provide some coherent, credible alternative policies to the Liberals. But if they overplay their hand, and make unrealistic statements like the B.C. Liberals did before they formed government, New Democrats may find themselves a one-term administration only. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C. KBaldrey@globaltv.com
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Last week we featured the winning entry in our Fondest Memories of Empire Stadium contest. This week, we are pleased to present submissions from the runners-up. Once again, thank you to everyone who participated. From Janice Bobic, Burnaby: I remember the ﬁrst BC Lions football game I went to at the Empire Stadium, in 1958 I believe, when I was 10 years old. I sat with my mom, dad and sister on the grassy hill on the north side on a pleasant sunny evening. As we were sitting there, eagerly anticipating the start of the game, suddenly some jets came screaming overhead directly over the stadium from the north. I began screaming frantically, trying to hide under my dad’s arm, and crying, “They’re going to drop bombs on us!” Dad said, “No, no, no, that’s part of the show.” My fear gradually subsided and I recovered from this “trauma” as the football game started, and excitement took over as the players ran out while the announcer called their names. I remember Willie Fleming — how he could run — and he was the family favourite. In a subsequent year, we received some original numbered photographs autographed by Willie Fleming and the other Lions players. Also we received another set of photos of autographed pictures, individually numbered, with corporate sponsors printed on the backs. I still have all these photos, and eventually plan to sell them by auction. I was there at Empire Stadium when the Beatles came to Vancouver, and Diana Ross and the Supremes opened the show with their metallic gold skinny dresses ﬂashing in the lights. My sister and I were sitting on the northeast bleachers, but with all the girls screaming throughout the whole show, we never heard a bit of the Beatles’ music. As we were heading out after the show, our mom and auntie were waiting, standing outside the stadium door when the Beatles ran right in front of them making their getaway from the stadium. From Gordon Lew, New Westminster In the late seventies/early eighties, as a little kid, I was just learning to love and understand the game of CFL football, the only sport that my Dad watched ever since arriving in Canada. We would watch all the games, especially the Lions on TV, but we could not afford to buy tickets to watch them at Empire Stadium. Soon, they had a promotion where you could go get free admission into Empire Stadium if you presented a Nalley’s chip bag
or box. I remember going down to the Woodward’s Food Floor with my Dad to buy our Nalley’s chips, and then using it to watch the Lions games. I remember sitting in the end zone on a hard park bench, on the north end of the stadium, but I did not care as we were watching the Lions live. I remember many kids behind the benches where we were sitting playing their own game of football on the grass with a Nerf football, having a great time. They probably missed half the game! There were a lot of dads with their kids there. There were sunny days, rainy days (too many) and many cold nights. In the winter, I remember my dad would always buy me a hot chocolate in the third quarter, just before the concession stand behind us would close, so that I would make it OK to the end of the game. I remember watching and idolizing many exciting players: Leon Bright, Larry Key, Joe Paopao, Glen Jackson, Larry Crawford, Lui Passaglia — so many great players and so many exciting games. But my favourite memory of Empire Stadium was having my dad bring me down to the stadium to watch the games with him, father and son hanging out together watching the Lions. From Leslie Cummings, Delta: My fondest memory of Empire Stadium is back in the mid-’50s when I was about nine years old. My dad and his friend were going to a BC Lions football game and I asked if I could go, too. My dad looked surprised that his little girl would want to go to a football game, but after just a moment’s hesitation, he said, “Yes!” Of course I knew nothing about football, but it was simply the fact that I got a “date” with my dad when my two sisters had to stay home with Mom. I remember feeling so grown-up watching the game with these two men, but the real excitement was to come
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The Editor, Re: “Wong a no-show at parade,” Letters, July 16. In response to Mr. Beauvais’ letter, I would like to inform the citizens of Richmond that I was out of the country on July 1 on official government business. I had been asked on rather short notice by both the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Canada at a high level conference of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). This conference focused on tolerance and non-discrimination in the international community, values that Canadians are noted for world wide. While there, I had the opportunity as key-
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Self-taught opera singer revels in labour of love Wendy Wade-Maxwell taught herself seven Italian arias from Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Macbeth. That was a breeze compared to pretending to wash blood off one’s hands while sleepwalking. The classically trained opera singer said that famous scene from the opera about regicide (the killing of a monarch) and its aftermath was a bit more daunting. “It’s requires a little more animation and staging than simply singing,” says the 49-year-old Steveston resident. The singer is part of the Opera Pro Cantani (OPC), a 30-member private repertory company, which over the last three years has staged full operas nearly every weekend at Vancouver’s Cambrian Hall. “OPC gives amateur and
Steveston resident launched herself into her role of Lady Macbeth, learning all seven arias semi-professional singers an opportunity to perform several operas each season,” said Wade-Maxwell. “I trained for 14 weeks entirely by myself and studied all seven arias that Lady Macbeth sings … you have to be extremely disciplined.” Since Macbeth hit the stage, she has donned her burgandy velvet dress — which she bought on EBay — and sang solos as Lady Macbeth twice now. Frustrated by the lack of operatic opportunities, she heard about the OPC and decided to check them out. “Last year, I saw a summer performance and I so enjoyed it that in September I decided to join,” she said. “You don’t get paid as a performer and you make your own costumes, but it is so rewarding and fun.
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well as Broadway hits. Over the years, WadeMaxwell has performed at numerous venues, everything from opera and operatta, musical theatre to concerts and has recorded three CDs. Her last one, Noteworthy, is a compilation of her favourites from the Last Millennium, classical and Broadway pieces. “I also sing in a country rock band called Wild Paliminos and sing and play piano for a rock/jazz band, Lewis and Wade,” she said with a laugh. “It’s actually fun to stretch yourself as a singer because each genre offer something uniquely different for me.” She recently sang during the 2nd Annual Richmond Arts Centre Awards at City Hall and more recently during the Canada Day celebrations in Steveston. When she’s not on stage, Wade-Maxwell works for the Mark Anthony Group as an executive assistant. “I do opera because it’s my passion,” she said. “If I could sing full time and make money at it, I’d ditch my day job. “I absolutely love it.” Her next challenge will be performing in OPC’s production of the opera parody, Norma, opening this fall. “I’m looking forward to it, it will be a big role for me,” she said. Opera Pro Cantani celebrates its 100th performance on Sunday, July 25 with Macbeth at 7 p.m. at Vancouver’s Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Avenue. For more information, call 604-646-0406 or visit www. procantini.com.
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Each week, WadeMaxwell alternates between performing as Lady Macbeth and the First Witch. “It’s lots of fun as one of the witches,” she said, adding the three witches wear layers upon layers of black cloth and a veil on their faces. “While we hover in front of the cauldron, looking scary, we conjure up stuff. “As one of the witches, I’m on stage for the full performance. At the end, I go home and soak my tired feet.” She said she didn’t initially set out to become an opera singer. Growing up in Ontario, she studied ballet, tap, jazz, as well as the piano and guitar. “I also studied voice, completing my Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 9 and achieved first class honours,” WadeMaxwell said. Then, at 14 she started her musical career playing the organ for a community theatre troupe in Kitwe, Zambia. However, years passed before she would ever grace the stage as an opera singer. At the ripe old age of 35, Wade-Maxwell took opera voice lessons. “I was living in Toronto then and I auditioned for a community opera group and to my surprise I got the lead part,” she said. “I realized I was actually good at it.” Yet, don’t pigeonhole Wade-Maxwell. Her voice carries her seamlessly from one genre to another, including opera to country, rock to jazz as
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India turns on the jets to capture Nations Cup
Perennial powerhouse relies on youth and speed to defeat Ireland for first open division title in four years BY MARK B OOTH
India turned to speed and youth to get back to the top of the podium at the 31st annual Nations Cup. Parity has been the theme in the 16-team Open Division of the popular summer soccer tournament, with eight different champions in as many years. India last lifted the cup in 2006 and longtime coach Bindy Braich transformed his line-up with an emphasis on attacking with pace. The strategy worked as India’s young legs produced a 1-0 win over Ireland in Sunday’s championship game played in front of an estimated 3,000 fans at the Hugh Boyd Oval. “These young kids have loads of passion and drive,” said Braich, who has been coaching the Indian team for the past 16 years and now has four titles to his credit. “We had some guys who had probably been around too long and this time we went with younger legs. “We didn’t have a lot of time to put this team together but it was very competitive. All these players are from university and college programs and were selected by good coaches which makes my job easier.” India’s sizzling pace made them extremely dangerous in transition, especially on the flanks. Still, the Irish defended well and probably enjoyed the better opportunities in the final half. That’s where India relied on its lone veteran presence in the starting 11 — former Vancouver Whitecap goalkeeper Didar Sandhu. He kept the penalty area tidy, made a couple key saves and even raced out
of the box to alertly head away a potential breakaway ball. His play set the staged for the game winner as a counterattack resulted in a corner and right back Jason Gill snuck in to the far post to head the ball home with five minutes remaining, sending a pro-India crowd into a frenzy. “It’s awesome playing these guys in the final,” smiled Sandhu who is a former teammate of a number of Ireland players during one of his stops in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League. The key today was beating them with our youth. We had young guys up front with a lot of speed and our plan was to keep running at them and tire out their old guys on the backline. “I’ve been playing on and off (in this tournament) for the last 15 years and it’s really tough. There’s a lot of great players coming up and teams are making changes all the time to try and keep up with one another. Our average age this year was about 24 so we have a great future too.” Corner Kicks... • India’s road to the final was not an easy one. It won its group by scoring one more goal than Croatia after both teams finished with identical points. It then needed penalties to get past Portugal in the semi-finals. • Canada continued its dominance in the Women’s Division, capturing its fourth straight title with a 2-0 win over England. Other division finals included Scotland capturing the Over 30s crown with a 1-0 win over Germany. China took the Under 38 title by slipping past India 1-0. Scotland added another title at the Over 45 level with a 2-0 win against Canada.
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Nohr and Sekhon team up to lead X-Falcons to another Dolphin title BY MARK BOOTH
It was only fitting the Dolphin Park Basketball Classic celebrated its 25th anniversary with two of its biggest stars in the past decade putting on another show. With the annual hype typically directed towards what high-profile American talent may find its way to the Thompson Community Centre outdoor courts, it was a couple of B.C. boys that act and play like brothers who walked away with all the hardware. Randy Nohr and Navi Sekhon teamed up to lead the X-Falcons to their fourth title in five years, this time with a 64-53 win over Athelite before another overflow crowd on a glorious Sunday night for some summer hoops. Nohr, the 33-year-old silky smooth guard, put on a clinic with his no look passing and composure going to the basket. When he wasn’t scoring he was typically finding Sekhon, who at 35, is still one of the province’s most lethal offensive players. Their special chemistry goes beyond the court as Sekhon happens to be married to Nohr’s cousin. “I know it throws a lot of people off when we say we are related,” laughed Nohr, a former CIS national tournament MVP who continues to play at a high level for the B.C. Titans. “We spend a lot of time together as families and we bring out the best of each other on the basketball court.” The pair are lethal with the transition game which is such a big part of the XFalcons’ success. “I know when he gets the ball, what he wants me to do,” added Sekhon who earned all-star honours. “I just know where he is going to throw it. It’s just a natural thing having played with him for so long now. “I think everyone is getting sick and tired of seeing Randy Nohr and Navi Sekhon (on the awards list).” Athelite did manage to keep it close until the early stages of the second half thanks to the explosiveness of reigning CIS Player of the Year Josh Whyte of the UBC Thunderbirds. However, every time they
looked poised to make a run, the X-Falcons had answer with Nohr typically providing the damage. “I’ve played a lot of basketball, over in Europe and with the national team and this is still one of my favourites events to play,” said Nohr. “You get to play in front of a lot of people and four-on-four provides so much space. The flow of
the game is so good. It’s just a lot of fun, especially the way I like to play.” The night of nostalgia included slam dunk legend Josh Masters winning his 11th title and first since 2007. He clinched it with a flying dunk over the scorekeeper’s table that included two kids laying down on it. Athelite’s Arman Heran won his third straight three-point
shooting contest. It was also a big night for the Watson family as Leanne led her U.S. Eh team to the tournament’s firstever women’s title with a win over the 80’s Babies in the final. She then watched her younger brother Kyle help the X-Falcons take the men’s title. Both were stars at McMath secondary. Dolphin photos page 20
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The Richmond News July 21, 2010 A23 INDEX
Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000
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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS
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General Reporter Full-time Position
Advertising Account Manager
The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES has an immediate full-time, permanent opening for the above noted position. The TIMES is seeking a dedicated reporter who has drive, a sense of humour and an ability to foster relationships with members of the community.
Reporting to the Editor, duties will include: 1. Writing stories for a variety of beats, including news, community and features for the newspaper and online. 2. Taking photographs at occasional community events, or to go with feature stories, as well as recording sound for online projects. 3. Attending evening meetings as required by news beats. 4. Attending community events.
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The Burnaby NOW has an immediate opening for an experienced Advertising Account Manager. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for: • the management and growth of an established territory • developing advertising programs for print and online • prospecting for new business • exceeding client expectations This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multitask, prioritize work, and to work under tight time-lines. Strong communication skills a must. The ideal candidate will possess:
• Graduation from an accredited post-secondary journalism program. • Experience with court reporting would be an asset. • A reliable car. • An ability to design pages in InDesign would be an asset. • Web-based reporting experience an asset. Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter and your ﬁve best clippings no later than Tuesday, August 3, 2010 to:
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LABORATORY ASSISTANT Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions for the graveyard shift (11pm - 7am) in its Vancouver facility. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $13 (combination of base wage, graveyard shift premium and daily production bonus). Detail descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:
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Substitute Newspaper Carriers Needed This Summer
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
Large Richmond Strata Complex requires live-in Caretaker. The majority of the complex is owner-resident and Caretaker is not required to manage any rentals. Previous building experience required. A list of duties and responsibilities can be requested by email. All inquiries will be answered. Email resume & references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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A26 July 21, 2010 The Richmond News
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Sports & Imports
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4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
1 BDRM own entry, no wd no pets, ns. nr Bridgeport & McCleod. $600 incl heat & hydro. avail Aug. 1, 604-278-2724
2 BR, 2 Ba, full amens, ac/heat incl’d $1600, Alderbridge & Westminster. n/s, n/p. 604-230-4778
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The Richmond News July 21, 2010 A27
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A28 July 21, 2010 The Richmond News
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