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Port urged to pay tax Report backs city claim Port Metro not paying fair share BY NELSON BENNETT
Imagine getting your annual tax bill, deciding it’s too high and paying only half. That is what Port Metro Vancouver has been doing in recent years, with the help of a provincial tax cap, according to a new report that recommends the port authority start paying its fair share of municipal taxes to cities like Richmond, Delta, Vancouver and North Vancouver. The report, by Dr. Enid Slack, was commissioned by the regional district of Metro Vancouver. It confirms what the City of Richmond has been saying for some time now — that the port authority is not paying it’s fair share of taxes. Coun. Harold Steves, who sits on the Metro Vancouver board of directors, said the city has calculated the tax bill for the two ports in Richmond to be $14.5 million since 2000. “They paid about $5 million in taxes so the shortfall is $9 million,” Steves said. “In other words, they’re paying about a third of what they should be paying if they were a private business.” Slack was commissioned to exam-
ine the disparity that municipalities like Richmond say exists when it comes to Port Metro Vancouver paying its share of municipal taxes. Technically, municipal governments can’t tax senior governments, however, most federal Crown corporations do pay what is known as PILTs (payments in lieu of taxes). Port Metro Vancouver makes such payments, but they are nowhere near what municipalities say they should be, based on assessments by BC Assessment. The port authority hires its own assessor and invariably comes up with assessments that are much lower than BC Assessment’s figures. “They go out and have an independent assessment done, which comes out considerably lower than what municipalities believe they are due and what Port Metro has either paid or stated is their intention to pay,” says Metro Vancouver spokesman Bill Morrell. In 2008, for example, the City of Richmond calculated the port’s municipal tax bill to be $1.6 million, but received only $723,958 from Port Metro, leaving a shortfall of close to $900,000. see Private port page 4
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Riding the music ... Shore 104 Radio host and former Sony Records promoter, Patrick Zulinov, left, chats with songstress Chantal Kreviazuk outside the River Rock Casino before the pair set off on their motorcycles for the 2010 Music Therapy Ride to Whistler in support of Canadian Music Therapy. See more photos on our website at www.richmond-news.com
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The owner of the Seabreeze bed and breakfast on Springside Place will try again next month to get a rezoning needed to legitimize his business. But John Falcus’ imme-
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Pimping, drug use, knife fights ... Volunteer recalls first night St. Alban’s Church opened shelter
BY ALAN C AMPBELL
The snow had been falling heavily all day and the shelter was quickly filling up with bodies. As the evening rolled into night, lost souls from the homeless community wandered in and out to shoot up, have a smoke or take a swig from the booze they had stashed earlier in the snow banks. If they could get away with it, they would shoot up in the bathroom as well. In the hall, there were territorial fights — one involving a knife and one guy tried to sell his girlfriend in exchange for drugs. Suffice it to say, Warren Kniekamp recalls very well the first night St. Alban’s Church opened the doors of its extreme weather shelter. Indeed, Kniekamp probably saw more drama that first night as a volunteer than in the 24 years he’s worked in Richmond as an advanced life-support paramedic. “Possessions were getting stolen, there were a couple of fights, one of which I had to step into the middle of and break up,” Kniekamp said of the shelter’s opening night in December 2008. “Afterwards, I realized one of them had been holding a knife. People were going through the fridge and were stealing donated food. “The police were also called the next morning to deal with one of the fights. My first shift didn’t finish until 8 a.m. and that whole night I wondered what I had gotten myself in for.
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Warren Kniekamp has seen many sights in his years of volunteering at the St. Alban’s extreme weather shelter. “We were just making the rules up as we went along.” Not surprisingly, Kniekamp — who this week will be using two weeks vacation to fly to the Arctic to work as a medivac in the Baffin Island area, attending to patients who can’t be treated in their remote villages — called an emergency church committee meeting to deal with the first night’s plethora of issues. “All we had was a few mats, some food and off we went. We opened the doors and nobody knew anything about running a shelter,” he said. “The next day, we sat down with the church committee members to go over all the issues and
started setting down some strict rules. “It’s been great since, and last year we had very few problems. It’s night and day, really. Now the doors open and people file in, someone perhaps plays the guitar and they all have nice meals and there’s almost camaraderie. “You can get to know these people and form a bond of trust with them and help some of them back onto the right path. There have been some success stories as well.” It is the forming of such connections that has kept Kniekamp volunteering for St. Alban’s and its extreme weather shelter committee for many years.
But this year, due to various circumstances, their number of volunteers has fallen dramatically and they desperately need help. “We badly need people with organizational skills,” said the committee’s Charles Rudd. “We need people to step up and perhaps chair the committee or recruit more volunteers, people to help come in on the morning after the shelter’s been open to clean up or cook breakfast. “There were 12 of us last year, now we’re down to four.” Rudd said that high school students looking to volunteer could get involved in ways other than working at the shelter itself. Although, he added that the overnight positions when the shelter is open are paid. Anyone interested in helping out should contact Rudd at 604271-8549. If you wish to donate to the shelter, make cheques payable to St. Alban’s Extreme Weather Shelter and mail it to the church at 7260 St. Alban’s Rd. Businesses can also get involved by donating food for evening meals and breakfasts. A Metro Vancouver snapshot in 2008 estimated Richmond’s homeless population at 56. However, this is widely regarded as being on the conservative side as some seek refuge at the Vancouver Airport and might not be recognized instantly as being homeless. Also, in Richmond many homeless people “couch surf,” meaning they stay at other people’s places for a night or two, but have no home of their own.
Multi-family complexes buying into water meter program BY A LAN C AMPBELL
If you live in a multifamily complex and want to save money on your water bills, switch to a metering system. That’s the message from the City of Richmond, thanks to the continued success of its voluntary watermetering program. The city kicked off the voluntary program back in 2004, but since making the installation mandatory in single-family new builds, a total of 17,171 meters have
Stratas saving cash after signing up for voluntary city-run initiative been put in place. Since the city introduced a voluntary system earlier this year for multi-family units — such dwellings were not previously included in the program — a total of 67 of Richmond’s 911 strata complexes have formally expressed an interest. And 43 other multi-family complexes, which were subject to mandatory water metering, have realized a massive 63 per cent savings compared to the flat rate,
according a city report. However, the city’s manager of engineering and planning, Lloyd Bie, tempered the apparent savings, saying that the complexes in question, all new builds, may not have been fully occupied when the data was compiled last year and may not be truly reflective. Residents have been so eager to sign up for the multi-family program, the city’s $2 million budget may only be enough to service
60 per cent of the applicants, Bie said in his report. Further funding of the project in 2011 will be discussed later this fall, he added. Toilet rebates, a city incentive for people to install more efficient toilets, have enjoyed less success than the water meters, with just 257 rebates issued since January this year. Toilets, according to Bie, are the largest users of water in a residential home
and staff are considering a proposal to hike the rebate from its current $50 to $75 or $100. Standard toilets use 13 litres of water per flush, while newer more efficient models use just six litres. Last year, the city decided to introduce a voluntary water-metering program for multi-family complexes that were already built, allowing such stratas to receive $500 per unit up to a maximum of $60,000 per strata.
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Continued from page 1 She has been circulating a petition in an effort to convince city council to reject the rezoning, and so far more than 40 neighbours in the area have signed. Falcus said he has done everything asked of him to address his neighbours’ concerns, but believes it is him — not his B&B — that his neighbours dislike most. “They don’t like me,” said Falcus. “I don’t think I fit in. They want this neighbourhood to be for kids and families.” Lazaruk agreed that she is concerned about what a B&B will do to a quiet residential cul-de-sac populated mostly by families. “Why do people buy on this street?” she asked. “You buy on this street because it’s quiet. It’s a great place to raise a family.” Apart from the concerns she and others have expressed about strangers coming and going, they also worry about what a legally zoned B&B will do to property values. “We’ve had independent realtors tell us our prices will drop,” Lazaruk said. There are more than 50 B&Bs in Richmond, Falcus said. They have existed within a legal vacuum because until recently the city had no zon-
ing specific to B&Bs. Most are treated essentially the same as rooming houses. Under those guidelines, homeowners can have up to two rooms or two guests — no more. To exceed those limits, B&B owners now need a rezoning. Earlier this year, Falcus applied for a rezoning that would allow him to have three rooms and six guests. But city council decided in July to defer sending the application to a public hearing, due to the overwhelming antipathy expressed by Falcus’s immediate neighbours. Council felt the city needs more comprehensive guidelines for B&Bs. Council also felt Falcus needed to try to mend bridges with his neighbours. That hasn’t happened, although Falcus feels it hasn’t been for a lack of trying. “I have gone door to door, I have held two open houses. Only one neighbour showed up at one open house,” Falcus said. In an attempt to resolve some of the differences between Falcus and his neighbours, the city and Tourism Richmond hired a mediator to work with Falcus and his neighbours. A report on that process has not been made public 09292950
Continued from page 1 Delta assessed Delta Port’s tax bill to be $1.5 million, but received only $716,000, according to Metro Vancouver. In contrast, the local tax bill for Fraser Wharves — a privately owned port on the South Arm of the Fraser River near the Silver City entertainment centre — was assessed at $616,977 in 2008. The taxes were paid in full. In 2003, when the ports complained that the PILTS demanded by cities were getting too high, the provincial government put in place a cap. Slack recommends a new formula for calculating PILTS on an annual basis be implemented, and that Port Metro Vancouver work with BC Assessment to resolve any differences it may have with the assessment authority in the way it calculates assessments. A spokesman for Port Metro Vancouver did not return calls to the News.
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yet. “Nothing was accomplished by the mediation,” Lazaruk said. In July, Falcus reluctantly agreed to reduce his rezoning request from three rooms and six guests down to two rooms and four guests. Asked if that makes the rezoning more acceptable, Lazaruk said: “We are saying absolutely not.” Ironically, if the rezoning fails, Falcus said he could simply rent out his house, which means there
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City’s anti urban sprawl rule on last legs BY NELSON BENNETT
A rule aimed at limiting urban sprawl on farmland in Richmond is poised to be scrapped. A staff report that went
Bylaw governing pools, tennis courts on agricultural land set to change to the city’s planning committee Tuesday recommended a 50-metre setback introduced in 2009 for property in the Agricultural Land Reserve be repealed.
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in the first 50 metres of the setbacks by a vote of 5-2. front of the property line, Coun. Greg Halseyleaving the land behind for Brandt, who sits on the agriculture. planning committee, The setbacks were said the restrictions were intended to prevent farmintended for larger parcels, land from being turned into but that smaller properties estates by wealthy people in the ALR — two acres or who have no intention of less — were also caught in farming their properties. the restrictions. But on a property only “They just don’t have the an acre or half acre in size, luxury of getting everything the restrictions won’t do within the front 50 metres,” much to preserve farmHalsey-Brandt said. land, because they are too He planned to vote in small, says Dale Badh, a favour of the staff recomRichmond realtor. mendation to scrap the setBadh fought to have backs, which appear to have the setbacks scrapped, and slipped through unnoticed welcomes the staff recomby council in an omnibus mendation. zoning After bylaw hearing from amendment hundreds passed in of prop2009. erty owners Coun. affected by Harold the restricSteves, — Dale Badh tions at an who also open house, sits on Badh said city council the planning committee, and staff appear to have doesn’t think the city made acknowledged that the a mistake when it brought restrictions were introduced in the home plate restricwithout properly consulttions, and planned to vote ing the hundreds of propagainst the recommendation erty owners who would be to repeal them. affected by the move. But even if the city “I think staff, when they abandons the setbacks, the had the open house...realowners of ALR land in ized that maybe it wasn’t Richmond might still see the right thing to do at the limits placed on things like time,” Badh said. house size on farmland, as He referred to an open the provincial Ministry of house earlier this year, Agriculture is now considat which 184 out of 226 ering “home plate” legislaresidents spoke against the tion of its own. setbacks. To read the outcome of Even the city’s agriculTuesday’s planning comtural advisory committee mittee vote, visit www.richagreed with scrapping the mond-news.com.
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Tory MPs target gun registry When Conservative MP John Cummins walked into the House of Commons last week, he knew just how he would vote on a bill designed to retool Canada’s long gun registry. He voted to scrap certain provisions of the legislation that requires non-restricted weapons — like hunting rifles — to be registered. “I just don’t see it as having any effect on curbing gun violence,” said the Delta-Richmond East MP. Meanwhile, his Richmond colleague, Conservative MP Alice Wong, claimed there had been some “misunderstanding among members of the media,” that this bill would scrap the firearms registry in its entirety. “It would only exempt non-restricted firearms such as hunting rifles from registration. Restricted firearms, such as handguns, would still require mandatory registration,” Wong said.
Cummins said statistics show there has been a longterm decline in gun violence in Canada, although he doesn’t believe it’s related to the gun registry. “That began long before the gun registry was brought into play,” he said. While gun crime may be declining Canada-wide, in Toronto and the Lower Mainland there have been spikes of gun crime, most of it related to drugs and gangs. “The real issue is to address the criminal element that uses guns, and the criminal element does not register their weapons,” Cummins said. “That’s the real issue. If you want to curb gun violence, you’ve got to stop the flow of weapons from across the border.” A single day’s court docket at Richmond provincial court underscores the point. On Tuesday, there were three firearms offences before the court — one of which related to improper storage and careless use of a registered firearm. The other
two charges related to unregistered weapons. Police agencies across Canada have lobbied to keep the gun registry. There is a safety factor, they say, in having a database that tells front-line officers if there is a gun in the house when responding to a call, like a domestic dispute. “If I was a policeman, and I pulled up to a domestic dispute, I wouldn’t be interested in what the gun registry said,” Cummins said. “If I’m pulling up into the middle of a domestic dispute, I’m going to be prepared for anything, including guns.” But Insp. Deanne Burleigh of the Richmond RCMP begs to differ. “A lot of the spousal homicides are related to long guns,” Burleigh said. “And if we know there is a long gun registered to the residence, we are going approach differently.” She reiterated the RCMP’s support for keeping the registry. “We would love to have
every handgun, every longgun, every gun on the street registered, but every piece (of legislation) that helps, helps to keep the public safe — helps us to keep ourselves safe.” Introduced 15 years ago, the long gun registry was originally only supposed to cost $2 million to implement. It ended up costing $2 billion. “Although I personally received minimal correspondence from constituents either for or against Bill C-391, nevertheless I supported it since I still believe the Long Gun Registry is an onerous bureaucratic burden on those who use firearms for recreational purposes,” Wong said in a written statement. “It has come at great cost to the taxpayer and its effectiveness is highly questionable.”
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hat is wrong with this picture? On Friday, we ran a couple of photos and a brief story about a new dog spa on Sea Island near Vancouver International Airport, where pet owners fork out between $49 and $1,000 a night to have their pets stay in a doggy hotel with amenities like infrared beds with sheepskin covers, plasma TVs and (we’re not making this up) doggie massages. Today, we run a story about St. Alban’s extreme weather homeless shelter, where volunteers care for people whom, it seems, no one else cares for, and who, at least in the moment, appear challenged to care for themselves. It is interesting to note that when it gets really cold, some homeless people in Richmond seek refuge at the airport, which is warm and open 24 hours a day. Tempted though we are to suggest that they head over to the Jet Pet Resort — where we suspect the dog food is healthier and tastier than what some of these people are used to eating — we know they could not afford the price of admission to this pet hotel. We have to pause and ask ourselves: at what point did we, as a society, accept the fact that hundreds of people with mental illness now sleep on the streets and eat out of dumpsters, while dogs are treated to luxuries they haven’t the faculties to appreciate? Seriously — does anyone believe even the most pampered pooch will know the difference between a plasma TV and a regular TV screen? Do they even want to be massaged? Given a choice of Perrier or toilet water, what dog would not choose toilet water? We know it is easier to feel compassion for a homeless man’s dog than the homeless man. The dog did not choose to live on the streets, but the man did, didn’t he? There is something obscene about treating animals better than humans and humans like animals.
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The Editor, The South Arm United Church Country Fair coordinators would like to thank the community of Richmond for their continuing support of this event. It was a wet and cool day but smiles and good cheer were abundant as people celebrated good old fashioned country fun. We are grateful that for 51 years the community of Richmond has enjoyed our Country Fair. Without your generous support, the Country Fair would not happen. Every year we welcome new faces and many familiar faces to the fair. We are further blessed with many volunteers from outside of our church family who come to help by donating time, expertise and/or items for the fair. We appreciate everyone and everything that contributed to another successful Country Fair. We value this opportunity to work in partnership with the Richmond community. Thank you for volunteering. Thank you for coming out to this unique event. Thank you for all your smiles and words of encouragement. It was a little more crowded inside than usual, it was very wet outside and the hayride was more adventurous as it occasionally got mired in the mud, but a lot of fun was had by all. If you didn’t make it to this year’s Country Fair, please join us next year Sept. 17, 2011, which will be the 52nd anniversary of the fair. We look forward to seeing you there. The Country Fair coordinators, Sue Burford, Pat Walach, Don Dixon
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Has the anti-HST campaign headed by Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney shifted from being an exercise in grassroots democracy to becoming a form of mob rule? It’s a question worth posing in the light of their attempt to force the B.C. government to back down from holding a provincewide referendum on the HST next year. While it can certainly be argued that waiting a full year to resolve this issue may not be the preferable route — why can’t the vote take place next spring, for example? — it doesn’t follow that an elected government should bend to the demands of an unelected minority. Last week’s news release from the Fight HST group that outlines their plans for a mass recall of 18 B.C. Liberal MLAs reads like a ransom note. “Give in to our demands or you will never see your government again” might as well have been the headline on that release. It lists five demands that must be met by the government before recall efforts are called off. One of those demands is that Fight HST (i.e. Vander Zalm and Delaney) be allowed to formally approve the actual question to be put on the HST referendum. Who do these people think they are? Why should Vander Zalm and Delaney be granted some kind of special status in a referendum
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that is supposed to be democratic? Why should a man who resigned in disgrace from the premier’s office for serious ethical lapses be allowed to dictate the terms of how we are going to vote for or against a tax? It’s important to separate your opinion of the HST, of Gordon Campbell or of the B.C. Liberal government from what Vander Zalm and his gang are demanding. There’s no question the B.C. Liberal government is deeply unpopular, and opposition to the HST remains high. But anyone who wants the government replaced or the tax repealed is not required to also embrace the idea that Vander Zalm and his unelected organizers are allowed to dictate who ultimately runs this province. To give the Fight HST organization some kind of formal power over the terms of a referendum flies in the face of democracy. No one has elected them to do anything. (Delaney has tried several times to be elected an MLA, but he hasn’t come close to being chosen by the people.) Even their anti-HST petition, for all its success at exceeding a low threshold to make it effective,
was ignored or rejected by more than 81 per cent of the electorate. Vander Zalm and his group have essentially been given a free ride in the media since they began their petition drive. People who should know better have been swept along by populist sentiment and the charismatic, engaging former premier. But excuse me if I choose not to be part of that blind obedience. Recalling a B.C. Liberal MLA is one thing, but the implications of allowing a non-elected gang to dictate the law to a government are enormous and quite troubling. It may make Gordon Campbell’s attempt to stay in power more problematic, but hopefully he ignores the demands from the mob.
We all lost a dear friend last week when Sindi Hawkins succumbed to her long struggle with cancer. The former B.C. Liberal MLA from Kelowna was an inspiration to all who knew her and even to those who didn’t. She rarely let her illness dampen her spirit, and maintained a cheerful and even humorous optimism as she overcame one challenge after another. She will truly and sadly be missed. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC. KBaldrey@ globaltv.com.
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Campbell is taxing my patience
The Editor, For just a second, I thought he finally got it. “This is not a reality TV show,” says Premier Gordon Campbell. “This affects people’s lives.” How right he is. Taxpayers across B.C. have been hit hard by increased taxes and reduced services ever since the Liberals were first elected in 2001. After years of paying increased taxes to fund “tax breaks” to large corporations, the HST is only the most recent assault on workers across B.C. For years, the workers across B.C. felt helpless while the Liberals gutted our health and education systems. After promising to make B.C. “the most literate province in Canada,” the Liberals cut
school librarians, teachers’ aids and ESL support. Finally, we saw an opportunity to force the Liberals to listen to the people. The people across B.C. spoke clearly and loudly. We’ve had enough. We can’t afford any more tax increases. We can’t afford any more cuts in our social services. In opposition, Gordon Campbell was an outspoken supporter of recall legislation. Let him now do what’s right and reverse the decision to implement the HST without waiting another year and costing the B.C. taxpayers millions more in costs. Nancy M Forhan Richmond
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setting. Pit bulls have the capacity to be socialized and trained and can be around other dogs BUT they need a responsible owner to guide them, just like any other breed. Every breed of dog has the capacity to bite and attack with an irresponsible owner. I agree that the owner should have muzzled and leashed their pit bull in accordance to Richmond bylaws, but unfortunately most dog owners do not know the Richmond bylaws concerning BSL. As well, our local shelter (RAPS) does not have the funding to have more than one officer on at a time to enforce these laws. Perhaps H. Pocock, and others who feel that aggressive dogs in Richmond are a problem should write a letter to the City of Richmond and ask for signs to be put up around the off leash parks instructing pit bull owners to leash and muzzle their dogs in compliance to city bylaws. As well, ask the city 09241228
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Rememberwhenyouhadto comeupwithreasonsnotto exercise?
Those days are over. Now, even ﬁnding time to make up excuses is a luxury. You’ve got proposals and projects to ﬁnish, kids to pick up, bills to pay, meals to make; though you know working out is good for you, you don’t have time. Really.
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Studies show that a little bit of exercise every day — even 30 minutes — helps to improve cardiovascular health, offers some measure of protection against Alzheimer‘s disease, controls blood-sugar levels in diabetes and staves off some cancers. But if 30 minutes a day is too daunting to begin with, start with less. Don’t let the notion that you must do all or nothing throw you off track. Aim to exercise two to three times a week, and add more sessions as you ﬁnd ways to ﬁt it in.
But for many families, mornings are hectic and trying to squeeze a workout in is impossible. Research actually shows there are beneﬁts to working out at any time of day. Make use of your lunch break; play a quick game of racquetball, make a speedy gym visit, go for a jog or take a brisk walk. Even better, hit the gym before heading home. Studies show the optimal time to exercise is when body temperature is at its highest, which, for most people is 4 to 5 p.m.; strength and endurance are greater in the afternoon and injuries are the least likely. Even if you can’t make it to the gym or a yoga class until after dinner, don’t fret. One recent study showed that vigorous exercise even half an hour before bedtime did not affect sleep.
In March, new research from scientists at McMaster University was published in The Journal of Physiology
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A16 September 29, 2010 The Richmond News
Ban on pet store puppy sales can’t come quick enough
When the BC SPCA wrote to Richmond city council about their support to ban the sale of dogs in storefronts last March, they included a reference to a CBC Marketplace documentary about how Canada’s pet stores, especially PJ’s Pets and Pet Habitat, were supplied by puppy-mill broker, Hunte Corporation. I was hesitant to look at
this video, because I already knew the horrors of puppy mills and the connection to pet stores. When I finally decided to sit down and watch, I learned that things are even worse for pet store animals than I previously thought. In the last few months, animal welfare advocacy groups have applauded the actions of city councils all
over North America as more and more cities are considering banning the sale of animals in pet stores. To date, PET Albuquerque, South Lake Tahoe, West Hollywood, and Austin, Texas have banned the sale of dogs and/or cats in pet
stores. As a result, a local Albuquerque shelter is now reporting a 23 per cent increase TALK in adoptions and 35 per cent decrease in euthanasia according to a MSNBC reporter Rebecca Dube.
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There are many reasons for this swell of interest and it varies from city to city. As in Richmond, councillors and residents want to stop the flow of animals from puppy mills and backyard breeders by ending retail sales of these animals. Most supporters cite inhumane or just unkind conditions for the puppies from the breeding facility through their sale at the pet store. However, treating puppies as products is only half of the story for many of these young dogs. The connection between homeless pets and purchasing animals at pet stores may not seem obvious to a passer-by at a Richmond mall. It seems if you spend $1,400 on a pet-store puppy, why would you surrender it to a shelter or abandon it on the street? The reality is that puppies aren’t puppies for very long. At a pet store, what you buy is a puppy, but within a month or two, what you have is a dog — a real dog, that poops, urinates, barks, needs to be walked, must be spayed or neutered, requires vet visits, vaccinations, training, grooming, a yearly city license, leashes, collars, blankets, bones, bowls, water dishes, toys and approximately 12 years of daily feeding and care.
People are often surprised by the sheer magnitude of work required, and they surrender their purchased pets to our local animal shelter often within a year or two after their purchase. When puppies are not provided with the proper care, like a child, they do not develop properly and will have health or behaviour problems as young adults. Certainly, not all rescue dogs have these issues, but many do and it’s a totally preventable consequence of puppies purchased without proper forethought or to people who should never own pets in the first place. Yet, with so much money to be made through the sale of dogs, cats and other animals, apparently the conscience of pet store owners, puppy brokers and breeders is not enough to stop the cruelty to these animals both before they get to Richmond’s pet stores and their possible fates after. That is why city council will once again be discussing the ban for storefronts. We must speak up and tell our city to stop pet stores and backyard breeders from filling our animal shelter with hundreds of dogs. Christie Lagally is a volunteer pet columnist. View her blog at christielagally. wordpress.com.
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Coming of age memoirs evokes different time just as dysfunctional Brighton Beach, Brooklyn family saga opens Gateway’s fall season BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
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Deborah Williams quips that she hasn’t cooked this many family dinners in years. As the controlling, stay-at-home mom, Kate, in Gateway Theatre’s season opening play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, the actress is spending a lot of time reacquainting herself with the kitchen. “Kate is nervously cooking or peeling something all the time,” said Vancouver’s Williams. “She also frets about everything and everyone in the family.” Sporting an apron, a dress and shoes befitting a demure stay-athome mom in 1937, Williams took time out of rehearsals last week to sits down with the News. “I can tell you that wearing these shoes and apron immediately evokes a different time and allows me to connect with a different world,” she said. The award-winning performer and mother of two teenage children laughed while admitting she feels guilty about the few meals her family sits down to. “I really miss how families used to eat meals together every night and open up to each other about their day,” said Williams. Williams — well-known as one of the creators and actresses of the trilogy of international smash hit comedies Mom’s the Word, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged and Mom’s the Word: Remixed — said she is thrilled to portray a woman of many contradictions after years on the road with Mom’s the Word. (She recently wrapped up Becky’s New Car at the Arts Club Theatre.) “To be part of a play that is clever and prolific, one that is really a social commentary into what constitutes family, is a privilege,” said the 25-year acting veteran of stage and television. “My character is really loving and wonderful, but she’s also judgmental and racist.” The toughest aspect of portraying Kate, said Williams, is mastering her twang. “I’m still working on her Brooklyn accent,” she said. “It’s nasally and New Yorkers have a way of making a meal of their vowels.”
Set in Brooklyn in 1937, the play explores the sexual stirrings of 14year-old Eugene (played by Dylan Krueger, who narrates Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play). Eugene struggles with teen angst and his search for his identity amidst a dysfunctional household of seven. To make matters worse, his aunt and her teenage daughters/cousins have moved into the already cramped house, where there’s little money to go around. “This play is timely given the economic downturn we are still experiencing,” she said. “Dylan is just a whip. The 15-year-old actor is brilliant as a young man in the throes of sexual awakening, who is falling in love with his budding starlet cousin.” Brighton Beach Memoirs is also very much a story about Kate Jerome, whose Russian-Jewish parents escaped persecution in Russia and fled to the United States. CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS “Kate was definitely shaped by Deborah Williams plays a stay-at-home mom in Brighton Beach her upbringing … she hardly ever Memoirs. leaves home and her job is to clean, cook and worry,” added Williams, dubbing it a “lifelong game of dress mom … Deborah embodies that kind who is a graduate of Langara up, where you get to explore different of presence.” College’s Studio 58 program. “Her He went on to add that the wants and needs for her kids are very worlds all the time.” The menagerie of family memMainStage 2010/2011 season line clear and she has high expectations bers, said Williams, includes up — Brighton Beach Memoirs, for both.” Eugene’s gambling brother Stanley Annie, Great Expectations and The Williams went on to say that what (Daryl King), her widowed sister Forbidden Phoenix — all share a interested her most about Kate is Blanche (Sarah Louise Turner), running theme. that although she uses bribes, plays “This year is all about family, so favourites and uses plenty of corporal who is going deaf yet sews to add to the family’s coffers, and Kate’s Brighton Beach is a perfect example punishments to keep her sons in line hardworking husband Jack (Gerry of what’s going to happen on the “she’s still wonderful mother.” Mackay) who works two jobs and is MainStage this year,” Johnston said. “Today, Kate might be considconstantly exhausted. “It’s a wonderful story about a young ered by some as a bad mother,” she “All at once, Neil Simon has man coming of age in a crazy family. added. “The thirties was an era where managed to make “Even though the play is about a motherhood was the play light Jewish family in Brooklyn, I think less judged but by and funny while it reflects today’s suburban family today’s standards covering dark dynamics in a wacky, sometimes serishe certainly would subjects with levous and comedic way.” be. ity and love,” said Meanwhile, as Williams gets “She has a Williams. called back to rehearsals, she said: hard time with the Gateway “Neil Simon has captured the real youngest, Eugene, — Deborah Williams Theatre’s executruth of family life in this play. who is the thorn tive and artistic People can expect a very funny proin her side … he’s director Simon Johnston has only duction, where they will see snippets Neil Simon’s voice.” praise for the lead actress. of their own parents, aunts, uncles What makes rehearsals so seam“We are thrilled to have Deborah, sand siblings in these characters.” less, added Williams, is the chemistry she is a terrific comedienne who can Catch Brighton Beach Memoirs, between the cast members. also explore the dramatic aspects of from Thursday, Oct. 7 to 23, at the “This cast of seven is considered her character,” added Johnston. “She Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. large and it’s a real treat that everyis a perfect combination of maturity in the Main Stage. For tickets, call body gets along so well,” she said. 604- 270-1812 or go online at www. She added that she loves her craft, and comedic chops. “The key is she’s everybody’s gatewaytheatre.com.
The Richmond News September 29, 2010 A19 Fraser River and the Yangzi River can be understood as complex waterscapes in which critical negotiations of power and space produced uneven experiences of displacement, dispossession and adaptation. This event is free and for all ages. Opening reception will be held on Thursday Sept. 16 from 7-9pm. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate. Website: www. richmondartgallery.org Phone: 604-247-8300
OCTOBER 1 The Richmond Art Gallery’s 5th Annual Artist Trading Card Exhibition is a display of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) from local, national and international participants. Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of original art measuring 2.5” x 3.5” that are made to trade. This international art movement is intended to be a non-commercial, non-hierarchical and non-judgmental avenue for artistic exchange. All entries received that follow the Entry Guidelines will be exhibited and then traded on the Closing Celebration. For more information on Artist Trading Cards, please go to our Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/atcs/atc.php To enter, download and print the Open Call for Entries and include with your submission. Read the guidelines carefully to ensure your ATCs qualify for exhibition. Deadline for ATC Submission: Nov. 1, 2010. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. For more information, contact: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate. Phone: 604-247-8312 or visit our Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org.
OCT. 1 – NOV. 14 Waterscapes by Vancouver Artist Gu Xiong Waterscapes is an exhibition by Vancouver artist Gu Xiong. In providing vital transit access between the Pacific Ocean and inland areas, the
OCTOBER 2 Cherelle Jardine presents Musical Expressions with Eldorado Eldorado has an honest, unpretentious, alt-country sound all it’s own with roots firmly nestled in old-style country and new-style Canadiana. www.eldoradotheband.com. Musical Expressions, produced by Cherelle Jardine showcases local and national touring artists. Now in its seventh year, the series runs October to June at the Cultural Centre and July and August at Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. For more information visit our Website: http:// www.cherellejardine.com Phone: 604247-8300. Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Price: $11 includes HST available at the Cultural Centre. OCTOBER 7 – 23 Brighton Beach Memoirs All the best Yankees players are Italian. My mother makes spaghetti with ketchup. What chance do I have? It’s 1937 Brooklyn and fourteen year-old Eugene Jerome’s ambitions are to be a writer, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, and to see a naked girl, not necessarily in that order. Sharing a household with three other teenagers, an asthmatic aunt and nagging parents is never easy, but things come to a head during one turbulent week, as the Jerome family faces a series of life changing events that paint a tremendously funny, tremendously moving portrait of family life. For showing times and ticket prices, please visit our Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/ whatsonm1.html. Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. OCTOBER 6 Minoru Chapel Opera Nights presents Opera Pro Cantanti Opera Pro Cantanti, Canada’s only repertory company, will present a series of operatic arias, duets and grand ensembles from Norma (Bellini), Macbeth (Verdi), La Traviata (Verdi) and Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Reservations at operanights@ richmond.ca or 604-276-4304. Location: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. (Beside the Gateway Theatre) Time: 7:30 p.m. Price: $20/$18 Tickets at door. Cash only. Doors open 7 p.m. Website: www.richmond.ca/ minoruchapel OCTOBER 9 – 10 Thanksgiving Tea
from the deep dark woods. Find out what’s scary and what’s not. This event is for all ages! Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188
London Heritage Farm will be serving Thanksgiving Tea on October 9 to 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Come for delicious tea and home-made goodies! Reservations are recommended. Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Rd. Website: www.londonheritagefarm.ca. Phone: 604-271-5220
rain or shine. October 10, 2010 will be the last day for the summer 2010 Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market! Location: Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market, Corner of 3rd Avenue & Moncton St. Website: www.sfam.ca Phone: 604-729-7326
OCTOBER 9 Artefact Story Station The Richmond Museum will hold an Artefact Story Station on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as part of National Family Week: Families Connecting through Stories, supported by Richmond Children First and led by the Richmond Public Library. Museum staff will select puzzling objects from the Museum’s hands-on collection as prompts for families to build creative stories around. Stories may be entered to win prizes and one story will be selected to be featured in next month’s newsletter. This event is for children (Ages 6-12) Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. Location: Richmond Museum, 180-7700 Minoru Gate. Website: www.richmondmuseum.ca Phone: 604-247-8334
OCTOBER 13 Seniors’ Movie at Richmond Centre On the second Wednesday of every month, Richmond Centre invites our 55+ customers to enjoy a movie at the Richmond Centre Famous Players. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation for the Richmond Steveston Farmers’ Market Food Bank. The doors open at 10 a.m. with complimentary coffee, and the OCTOBER 30-31 movie begins at 11 a.m. sharp Halloween Tea Location: Richmond Centre, 6551 Visit the historical site of London No. 3 Rd. Heritage Farm to enjoy Halloween Website: www.richmondcentre. Tea on October 30 to 31. The site com offers a 1880’s farmhouse in a parkPhone: 604-713like setting with lovely heritage and 7467 herb gardens, the restored Spragg family barn, old farming equipment, OCTOBER 21 a small hand tool museum, chickens, Steveston Folk bees, allotments and large lawns. Guild at the Britannia Reservations are recommended. Heritage Shipyard Time: noon to 5 p.m. Sangre Morena Location: London Heritage Farm, Elsa and Jose 6511 Dyke Rd. have been performing Website: www.londonheritagefarm. together as Sangre ca Morena since 2007, Phone: 604-271-5220 playing traditional
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OCTOBER 9 Cranberry Fundraising Sale Stock up on fresh local cranberries at the Richmond Nature Park Society’s annual cranberry sale. All proceeds support programs at the Richmond Nature Park. This event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for adults Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188 OCTOBER 10 Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market Come for the amazing artistry, the plentiful produce, the chef in the market and the enchanting entertainers! The Market will be open every other Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
songs ranging from Spanish Flamenco to the romantic ballads of Mexico Show Time: 7:30 p.m., on the third Thursday of each month. Price: Tickets $8.00 at the door. Children under 12 free. Location: Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Heritage Shipyard.
OCTOBER 21 Harvest Lantern Festival A celebration of the Fall harvest, which includes a variety of activities capped off with a lantern parade. Admission by donation to the food bank. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. This event is for all ages! Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No 1 Rd, Held inside Hugh Boyd High School if poor weather. Price: This event is FREE! For more information contact: West Richmond Community Centre Phone: 604-718-8400 or Visit our Website: http://www. richmond.ca/westrichmond OCTOBER 23 Wild Things Event Brave a night walk on a spooky trail and meet costumed creatures
OCTOBER 30 – 31 Haunted Halloween Tours The highly popular Halloween Tour range from kid-friendly to extra spooky. Tours happen from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/ georgia/index.aspx Phone: 604-664-9009 OCTOBER 30 Creatures of Halloween Wildlife experts will share the secrets of some of Halloween’s most mysterious animals, such as bats and owls. Afterwards enjoy some spooky folktales about these creatures. This event is for all ages! Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. Price: There will be a fee of $6 per person and pre-registration is required. Time: 2-3 p.m. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188
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Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words Paris Jackson - 19 I was born and raised in North Vancouver and live year-round in the Lower Mainland with my family – so I suppose you could call me a true hometown Lion! I began playing football while attending high school at Carson Graham Secondary and it became my passion – in fact, I set the school’s single-game record for most rushing yards and touchdowns. From early on, I knew I wanted football to be in my future, so focusing on that goal kept me motivated to get good grades and attend university so I’d have the best opportunity to realize my dream. Following my college career at Utah, I was fortunate to be drafted by my hometown BC Lions – a team that I had been inspired by since childhood. After eight seasons with the Black and Orange, I can tell you that having this job is a dream come true. I was fortunate to be part of the team that brought the Grey Cup home to BC in 2006 – the warm welcome we received when we stepped off the plane is a feeling I’ll never forget. As a lifelong B.C. resident, I know British Columbians love their football, which is why it is my mission to do whatever I can on offence to win another championship for the CFL’s best fans. Growing up, I remember what it felt like to look to professional athletes for inspiration, which is a big reason why I love taking part in our club’s community initiatives. Among the programs I take part in, I would say the Timbits Camp is one of the most rewarding because it gives me a good feeling to teach young kids about the game I love and was introduced to right here in British Columbia.
Height: 6.03 | Weight: 215 Born: July 24, 1980, Vancouver, B.C.
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Paris Jackson is a true hometown BC Lion, and got his football start at Carson Graham Secondary school in North Vancouver. Photos courtesy BC Lions
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Rapids coach passionate as ever about his work BY MARK BOOTH
Unbeknown to the generation of swimmers he now coaches, Doug Thompson was at one time waist deep in an intense club rivalry. Back in 1997, Thompson was head coach of the Aquanauts — one of two winter swim clubs operating in Richmond at the time. The other option was the Racers and with both organizations competing for the same athletes, there was no love loss between the two. Understanding what would be best for everyone in the long run, the clubs eventually merged to become the Richmond Rapids but it was hardly a smooth transition. “There was a lot of bad blood in the day and it took us a while to get past our differences,” recalled Thompson. “Eventually we got over that initial hump. I think everyone knew it was best for swimming in Richmond — pooling all our resources and putting everything together. It quickly became fruitful and has been great ever since.” Fast forward 13 years and Thompson’s passion for coaching the city’s top up-and-coming swimmers has never been greater. As the Rapids head age group coach, he oversees about 90 kids — ages 11-to-14 — and also specializes with the top dozen 13-to-14years-old who have earned their status through various competitions. It’s a vital age in the world of competitive swimming as these young
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Richmond Rapids coach Doug Thompson is looking forward to another season of working with the city’s top young swimmers. athletes are about to discover if they have the potential and drive to compete at national and international levels. “These kids come in talking about toys then talking about completely different things a few years later. You play a big role in that too,” laughed Thompson during a break at a training session on a rainy night at the Steveston Outdoor Pool as the Rapids launched their 2010-11 season. “You have to be helpful in them growing and they
have to be confident in what they are doing.” Growing up in Brampton, Thompson credited his own competitive career for staying out of trouble in a town that he says had plenty of it. His swan song as an athlete was the 1988 Summer Olympic trials when he was 20. The initial plan was to get on with his life, making up for all those hours in the pool and even catch up on his schooling. His longtime coach saw more in him than just an elite swimmer and asked if he could come help
out one day. “My coach for seven years sensed it was something I would be good at but I didn’t think so,” said Thompson. “It was really the last thing I wanted to do at the time. I came in a pinch on a short term basis and quickly discovered I liked it way more than anything else I had been doing. I had found my niche and have not been able to get off the (pool) deck since.” Thompson was initially more intrigued with the physical elements of the
sport rather than split times and stroke improvement. “My interest in the science of the sport was a big part of it. I was quite fascinated with the hydro dynamic angle of swimming.” He says he has evolved significantly as a coach and is always looking what he can do better for his swimmers to thrive. “You use your own personal strengths and you also have to recognize your weaknesses and sharpen them up. Things that really seem to matter, depending
on where you are working, don’t necessarily matter. How do you motivate today’s athletes? It’s such a big thing. “I probably have more enthusiasm now than ever before and appreciate it more. At the end of the day it’s a great way to make a living helping out kids.” After a week’s worth of training in Steveston, the Rapids are now back in their home pool at Watermania. For more information on their programs visit www. richmondrapids.com.
Sockeyes make trade to add even more Richmond flavour The Richmond Sockeyes have added even more local flavour to their line-up after completing a four-player trade with the North Delta Devils on Monday. The Pacific International Junior Hockey
League club sent defenceman Djordje Leposavic and forward Coltyn Hansen to the North Delta Devils in exchange for forward Stephen Saretsky and defenceman Keenan Webb. The deal gives the Sockeyes
12 homegrown players. The two teams will meet at Minoru Arena on Thursday. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Richmond lifted its record to 4-0-1 last Thursday with a 4-1 win over the Squamish
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Great Britain’s Ross Morrison fends off Canada’s Garett Hickling during the fifth place game Sunday at the World Wheelchair Rugby Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Canada won 59-54.
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Canada’s Patrice Simard and Trevor Hirschfield were both honoured at the World Wheelchair Rugby Championships final celebration Sunday at the Richmond Olympic Oval with all-star awards. Though Canada finished in fifth place, officials were impressed with Simard who finished the tournament with 45 points, tops in his class at 1.5. Hirschfield, classified at 1.0, was impressive defensively throughout the tournament consistently guarding players in higher classes. Winner of the Most Valuable Player award was Australia’s Ryley Batt, who led all scorers with 206 points throughout the tournament. USA took gold with a 57-45 win over Australia while Japan picked up their first ever World Championship medal defeating Sweden 53-48 in the bronze medal game. Canada’s hope for medal finish ended Friday with a heartbreaking 49-48 loss to the US in its final round-robin game. With less than a minute left, Richmond’s Ian Chan was charged with a foul giving the Americans the man advantage. The US took their first lead of the game with 2.7 seconds left and the Canadians couldn’t do anything with Garett Hickling’s last gasp desperation pass up the court. “We got our lead by playing intense defense and we put everything out on the court and that’s really all we ask of the guys, is to leave everything out there,” said Canadian head coach Kevin Orr. “We have to credit the United States for what they did. They used their lines as well but when it came down to the end we just didn’t have anything left in the tank.” At some games during the championships, athletes were barely able to hear each other due to the noise of the standing-room-only crowds. There is, however, a crowd watching the game that the athletes will never hear: those tuning in by webcast. Viewership of the webcast exceeded expectations and as well as drawing loyal followers is changing perceptions of disability and attracting new fans worldwide.
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NOTICE Is hereby given that on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:00am at 12100 Riverside Way, Richmond BC, the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name..........................Unit Arlynn Gonzaga..........C3157 Fernando Damian Silva Gallardo............ C1126 Derek Heselton...........C2733
Real Estate Services
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(Blundell & Railway) (Located inside Grauer Elementary)
Houses - Sale
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Agassiz spotless 924sf 2br mobile home 55+ park $69,900 604-823-4710 id5221 Delta Bargain 450sf condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $104,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge executive 2446sf 4br 3.5ba tnhse, fabulous view $423K 467-0275 id5226 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission acreage secluded 2325sf 4br 3ba home 2.33 ac lot $589K 820-7222 id5225 New West updated new kit etc. 670sf 1br condo, pool $158,500 778-397-0508 id5230 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Open House Sunday afternoons, 15210-82 Ave. Fleetwood huge 4542sf 8br 6ba on 6965sf lot with 2 suites $799K 507-0099 id5219 Sry Newton 1600sf 4br 2.5ba w/2nd 2br home in back, LUC lot, $479K 825-3280 id5231
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Vancouver East Side
Cntrl Loc, Top Flr, 2 BR + 2 dens, 2 baths, inste w/d, lam flrs, new paint, wlk to transit/shops, $325K, Mala @ Sutton 778-859-4458
Houses - Sale
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Lots & Acreage
3 BR, 3bath, 2000sf, Remodelled, hrdwd/tile flrs, ss appls, 2 f/p, lrg dbl garg, bltin vac, cov patio, gard shed, f/yrd. 5015 - 201A St, Lang. $575,000. 604-514-8803 to view.
Lots & Acreage
19-ACRES, LEVEL & TREED on Sunshine Coast. Creek at back & road down side. Rural, beautiful Powell River. Call Neil Frost 604-483-6345. Coast Realty Group.
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Out Of Town Property
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Out Of Town Property
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A unique 12 unit strata, shared riverfront 1050 sq.ft.+ Starting at $309,900 HST included. Open House Satuday October 2, 2010, 10 AM to 4 PM. ReMax Lake Cowichan 250-749-6000 www.pennylaneriversidecottages.com
Apartments & Condos
2 BR + Den, Dover Cr, 3rd floor, faces west, water, mountain views, 5 appl, NS,NP, avail Nov 1, $1650, 604-244-2294 2BDRM 2BATH, $1400, reno’d, faces courtyrd, grt location. n/s, n/p. avail Oct 15, 604-946-1951. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, 1 & 2 bdrm apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, elev, coin laundry, close to all transit & shops, very quiet bldg, suits seniors/mature couple NS, NP, frm$935. Rmd 604-241-3772
1 BR, Gilbert across from Rmd. Hosp. $600 for 2 or $550 for one, avail now, 604-277-9747 1 BR, Moffatt Rd, Richmond, Quiet, f/p, pool, prkg, gym, avail immed. $820 incls h/w. 1 yr lease, ns np. 604-808-8961 after 4pm.
4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
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2420 NORCREST CT Beautifully Reno’d 5 BR, 3 baths, cls to schl/ bus, w/mortge helper, Must Sell. Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030
Still accepting registration for Fall 2010
WRMD 1 BR concrete, reno’d, new paint/flooring, incl hw/ht utils, pool, prkg, ns, np. 604-241-2389
Office Space- 353sf & 268sf in professional office bldg, 2nd flr, elevator & secure indoor prkg. 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. Ph: Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell 604-306-4563
1 RM. $500. Priv. bath & access. Dallyn nr. Cambie Rd. 778-297-6088
QUIET, CLEAN, large furn’d rm, prkg, np suit mature working male $500 incl utils/net, 604-277-6002
40' X 80’ x 16’ building on #5 Rd. for rent. Also a 3 bdrm bsmt suite. Avail now. Call 778-997-4912
1 BR, full bath, Nr Steveston & Gilbert, alarm, own entry, ns, np, no wd, avail now, 604-448-1562
1 BR +den, ground flr, suit 1 ns, clean, bright, alarm, own entry, full bath, np, $950 incld utils & cable, Steveston 604-273-5466
1 BR ground flr, Garden City & Blundell, $850; Oct 1, nr bus, shops & schools, np ns, incld utils, 604-307-9362 2 BR grd flr, sep entry, new home suit single $900 util incl’d, refs, ns, np, couple neg. 604-241-5999 2 BR grnd lvl, newer home @ 4th & Granville, np, ns, no ldry, refs, priv ent, $850 incl heat/ hydro, suit single, couple neg. 604-244-7862 3 BDRM, 2 bath, Updated upper level of house, Tsaw, Pebble Hill, incl gourmet kitch, wood flr, inste w/d, ns, lease, refs, Oct 15/Nov 1, $1895+ut, Lucy at 604-831-5887 3 BR ste, Ladner, upper lvl, new deck, fence, stairs. $1000 + 50% util, np, avail now. 604-946-0926 RMD 2 BR suite, ns, np, nr #3 Rd, bus, Steveston, $950 incl util. ldry neg 604-272-1457*778-321-1457 RMD 3 br upper lvl, 1 bath, w/d, ns, nr ammen $1500 incl util Oct 1st 604-278-6604* 778-316-3163
Duplexes - Rent
2 BDRM upper Duplex, 10113 #5 Rd. shrd w/d, n/s n/p, refs, $1100 + utils. Avail now.. 604-277-2858
Houses - Rent
3BR NO.2@WILLIAMS, Nov1. Excellent condition, fireplace, radiant heating & nice backyard. Incl cable, internet, laundry & utilities $1600. Tel 604 272 5644.
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Collectibles & Classics
2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2000 HYUNDAI Elantra wagon, 5 spd, 80,000 kms. Fun, economical, air care, new tires, $4250.00 Call 604-988-6666
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2006 DODGE 3500 Laramie 1 ton Dually. Receivership Sal.130,000 km. Lanedo Deck Crane 1100 lb capacity. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com 2006 FORD F550 diesel. Receivership Sale. Flat Deck with mounted Lanedo 1100 crane. 230,000 km. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2004 ACURA RSX type S 89 k looks grt, 2nd owner, maint, no accid. 12,900. 604-765-5299 2005 HYUNDAI Accent GREAT cond. Red,auto,2drs,hatchback. 1 owner/all papers.No accidents. 60,000kms $7000 778-628-0059
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2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128
2003 DODGE Grand Caravan Sport. loaded, dvd, lthr, exc cond, 131K km, $6500 604-924-0812
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2007 RANGE Rover Sport HSE, 43,000mi, stormer wheels, +tires studded $45,000, 604-728-7221 2008 DODGE RAM 2500 Diesel. Receivership Sale: Extended Cab. 90,000 kms. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email: email@example.com
Sports & Imports
1982 MERCEDES 300SD, turbo, power pak, ac loaded, alarm new battery. $3200, 778-279-8856
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8090 RECEIVERSHIP SALE: 31 FT. CIGAR BOAT - Baja Outlaw with twin 502 GM V-8’s. Merc Bravo legs. With or without triple axel Gillard Trailer. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com
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2008 DODGE RAM 5500. Receivership Sale. 15’ flat deck with deck mounted Lanedo 1100 lb crane. . Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPLETE YARD Redevelopment. Jackhammer. Hedge Install, Removal and Trim. Returfing and Drainage. Call Tobias 604 782-4322
Lawn & Garden
Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993
L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098
9173 2007 CHEV Silverado HD2500 6 spd auto, trlr pkg, white, most options, ns, np, no accid, 1 owner,
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1990 F250 4x4, canopy, well kept mechanically, good tires, great for work, $2500, 604-940-1580
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1990 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr h/b, white/blue, auto, 11,000 km on eng rebuild $1200. 604-732-7974
2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com.
Scrap Car Removal
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Moving & Storage
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Interior & Exterior
Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, shrubs, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881
LAWNS CUT, yard and garden clean-up, hedge trim, rubbish removal & gutters. 604-773-0075
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Renovations & Home Improvement
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