Page 1

News Editorial Letters Gift guide Entertainment Sports Classified

3 8 9 15 23 25 28

That’ll be the day

Wildcats finish fifth

... that Buddy Holly, at least a convincing imitation of him, comes to Richmond. Zachary Stevenson, who’s starred in the Buddy Holly Story, brings his tribute show to Country Meadows.

McMath Wildcats turned in a solid showing as co-hosts of the 24-team provincial junior girls volleyball championships last weekend.

20

W

YOUR

SOURCE

FOR

LOCAL

E

D

N

E

SPORTS

S

,

D

A

NEWS

Call us for a second opinion

23

Richmond Branch

(604) 270-6457

25

Y

,

,

D

E

W E AT H E R

C

E

M

AND

B

E

R

1 ,

www.cibcwoodgundy.com

01074916

Index

23

2 0 1 0

E N T E RTA I N M E N T

!

WWW

.RICHMOND-NEWS.COM

CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS

Santa and his crew head to their boat before setting out for Fisherman’s Wharf where they were greeted by hundreds of kids of all ages Sunday. For a full photo gallery of the day’s events, which included rides in a horse-drawn carriage and a tree-lighting ceremony, look online at www.richmond-news.com.

HOUSING

Sod finally turned on ANAF housing project

‘We will be able to provide low to moderate income seniors with better access to quality, affordable housing’ It’s been almost two years in the making, but ground has finally been broken on the project to build a 144-unit seniors housing complex and new armed forces veterans club in Steveston. The Chatham Street site has been the source of much controversy since the landowners — the Army Navy Air Force 284 Club (ANAF) — became embroiled in February, 2009 in their own bitter internal power struggle. At several plot points along the saga, long-standing members were blackballed and banned, senior committee members resigned and a whopping lawyer’s bill, thought to be $

$ $

$

several hundred thousand dollars, was run up as rival factions within the club fought for control. But that all seemed to be a distant memory on Friday, when a senior ANAF representative met with both provincial and federal politicians for an official sod-turning ceremony. ANAF provincial command president Bill Calvert was joined at the ceremony by Steveston MLA John Yap, Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins, B.C.’s Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman and Mayor Malcolm Brodie. The Maple Residences, as it will be called, is a 144-unit housing development with support services for independent seniors.

$

$

Beer, Wine, Pop, Juice, Water

It's worth

RICHMOND BOTTLE DEPOT

it.

=$

The federal and provincial governments are contributing a combined total of approximately $3.9 million for 30 Seniors Rental Housing (SRH) units in the project. The province will also provide $34.4 million in construction financing. ANAF, which is getting a new clubhouse out of the deal, provided land equity valued at approximately $8.3 million. The Steveston 284 Seniors’ Housing Society (SSHS) will manage and operate the 30 SRH apartments as well as the remaining 114 seniors’ independent living apartments. “There is currently a shortage of affordable housing in this area and through this partnership we will be able to provide low to moderate income seniors with better access to quality, affordable housing in Steveston,”

said Mel Goodwin, president of Steveston 284 Seniors` Housing Society. Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins said the construction of the Maple Residences will result in more seniors being able to live independently and to “contribute to their community they call home.” While B.C.’s Minister Responsible for Housing, Rich Coleman, said projects such as this one are built faster when forces combine. “Through strong partnerships, we get more accomplished, housing is built faster and seniors are able to enjoy affordable homes in their communities,” Coleman said. ANAF 284’s 300-strong membership has been renting out premises for a temporary club in Steveston until construction is finished in December, 2011.

8171 Westminster Hwy. (at Buswell, one block east of No. 3 Rd.) Walkway access also from Save-On Foods parking lot

Mon-Sat 8:45-6:30 Sun 10-5 (604) 780-4959

07283111

BY A LAN CAMPBELL

acampbell@richmond-news.com


A02 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Over 100 Used Vehicles In Stock!

‘86 ROLLS ROYCE Local, 22,000 original miles K10287B

Call for pricing

‘10 KIA FORTE

Auto, Blue, Like New, 3,500kms

Market Price

KK1330

$16,980

‘09 SATURN VUE

‘09 MITUBISHI LANCER

K11032A

K11024A

Auto, Blue, OnStar, Dual Airbag

Market Price

$24,980

‘06 CHEVY UPLANDER Auto, 3rd Row Seating, OnStar

Market Price

K10152A

$14,480

‘03 KIA SORENTO

Silver, Tow Pkg, Alloys, Roof Rack

Market Price

K10248A

$12,980

‘02 ACURA RSX

Auto, A/C, Alloys, Leather, Sunroof

Market Price

K10320A

$8,980

Auto, Gray, Alloys, Anti-Lock Brakes

Market Price

$20,980

‘06 HONDA CIVIC

Auto, Black, A/C, AM/FM/CD

Market Price

K10033A

$14,480

‘01 NISSAN PATHFINDER

Cruise, Premium Audio, Alloys, Roof Rack

Market Price

V11060A

$9,980

‘91 BMW 535i

Auto, Black, A/C, Leather, Pwr Grp

Market Price

KK1236A

$5,980

‘09 KIA SPORTAGE

‘07 KIA RONDO

Auto, Power Locks, Keyless Entry

Market Price

Auto, Silver, Alloys, Cruise

K11032A

$19,980

Market Price

‘09 HONDA CIVIC

$20,480

‘05 KIA SPORTAGE

Market Price

Auto, Convertible, Local Car, Wow

K10359A

Auto, Silver, Alloys, Cruise, CD K9136A

Market Price

$13,480

‘01 CHEVY S10 KK1327A

$9,980

‘96 SUBARU LEGACY White, A/C, Alloys, Dual Airbag

Market Price

V11043A

$24,980

‘04 NISSAN MURANO

Anti-Lock Brakes, Cruise, Dual Airbag

Alloys, Dual Airbag, Block Heater

Market Price

$18,880

‘07 MINI COOPER

Auto, Black, Cruise, Dual Airbag

Market Price

K10092A

K10192A

$7,880

Market Price

VK0597A

$15,680

‘01 VOLVO V70

Alloys, Cruise, Dual Airbag

Market Price

K11208A

$9,980

Market Price

‘04 Anniversary Model Also Available

Yellow, Alloys, Power Seat, Spoiler

KK1325

$16,880

‘06 TOYOTA RAV 4

Auto, Black, Power Seat, Dual Airbag

Market Price

KK11099A

$23,980

‘04 FORD FREESTAR

A/C, CD, Cruise, Pwr Grp, Dual Airbag

Market Price

K11206A

$9,495

‘99 RANGE ROVER

Black, Alloys, Leather, Running Boards

Market Price

‘03 FORD MUSTANG

V11326A

‘07 KIA SEDONA

Auto, Dual Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes

K11056A

$12,980

‘69 CHEVY MALIBU Sage Green KK1277

Call for pricing

‘06 KIA SPORTAGE Auto, Silver, Dual Airbag

Market Price

K9215A

$16,880

‘06 JEEP WRANGLER

Rubicon, Green, 1 Owner, Must See

Market Price

KK1322

$23,980

‘03 VW PASSAT

Silver, Leather, Extra Clean

Market Price

VK0614A

$13,880

‘99 LEXUS RX 300

Auto, Pwr Grp, Leather, Cruise

Market Price

VK0607A

$8,980

‘69 MERCURY COUGAR Classis Olive Green

Market Price

KK1315

$8,980

3351 No. 3 Road

(across from Canadian Tire)

12012740

Caring for customers DL 11028

www.kiarichmond.com -'+"' &%! ,%$ )%"'#'(*

*5-YEAR/100,000 KM WORRY-FREE COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY *5-YEAR/100,000 KM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY *5-YEAR/100,000 KM EXTRA CARE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE *NO DEDUCTIBLE CHARGE

$%* #'#('" "'&*")!

604-273-1800


T H E

TO DO: Santa Claus and his busy little elves have arrived at the Richmond Centre on No. 3 Road. And to get into the Christmas swing, you can join them for activities, including the nightly snow show, using real snow. Show starts at 6 p.m. until Dec. 23.

VANCOUVER SUN PHOTO

N E W S

Upfront

The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A03 Editorial enquiries? Please contact The Richmond News 5731 No. 3 Road V6X 2C9 Phone: 604-270-8031 Fax: 604-270-2248 E-mail: editor@richmond-news.com

REVENUE

Veteran Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen clowns with a broom at the Richmond Curling Centre in 2002 during a promotion for his film Men With Brooms.

Province shortchanging the cities: Report Innovative solutions needed to bridge funding gap

contact us Main office: 604-270-8031 Delivery: 604-249-3345 Classified: 604-630-3300 Fax: 604-630-4500 classifieds@richmond-news.com

the weather Wednesday high..................7 low ...................2 Cloudy, rain Thursday high..................6 low ...................4 Cloudy, rain Friday high..................5 low ...................1 Sunny

on this day December 1 1981 — The AIDS virus is officially recognized.

webpoll QUESTION: Would you rather it was too hot or too cold? Too hot (41%) Too cold (59%) THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:

Have you put up your Christmas lights yet? Cast your vote at www.richmond-news.com

BY EVE EDMONDS

eedmonds@richmond-news.com

Nielson dies: Surely you can’t be serious

Actor’s Richmond relative remembers ‘a truly nice man’ Iconic Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen died on the weekend, prompting his Richmond nephew to mourn the loss of a “very caring, naturally funny guy.” Nielsen appeared in more than 100 movies, with the star shining perhaps most brightly in comedies including Airplane! and The Naked Gun. He died Sunday afternoon in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from complications of pneumonia. He was 84. Nielsen’s nephew, Doug Nielsen, who lives in Richmond and works as a dentist in Steveston, said his uncle had been in the hospital with pneumonia for 12 days, and in the last 48 hours it got worse. “This afternoon, surrounded by family, his wife and friends, he basically just fell asleep. It was very peaceful,’’ he said. “He was truly a nice man ... in

day-to-day life, not just because someone wrote something on paper for him. He was a very tender-hearted man. “He was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly. I’ll miss him greatly.” Nielsen’s father was a Mountie and the actor moved around as child, growing up in Regina, Edmonton and towns in northern Canada. Nielsen once said he was never the class clown. “In those days, I was too busy trying to be Mr. Perfect. You try to be Mr. Perfect so that your parents can find nothing wrong with you.” Nielsen got his foot into the showbiz door through radio, as an engineer, disc jockey and announcer at a Calgary station. In December 1949, Nielsen broke into the fresh medium of live TV. During the ’60s and ’70s, Nielsen constantly worked in TV action series, such as

Wagon Train, The Fugitive, The Virginian, Cannon and Kojak. Throughout his career, he appeared in some of the bestknown television programs, including M*A*S*H, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hawaii Five-O, Columbo and Murder, She Wrote. However, he may be most recognizable for his comedic big-screen roles. In Airplane! Nielsen uttered an often-quoted retort to the question: “Surely, you can’t be serious?’’ “I am serious . . . and don’t call me Shirley,’’ he said. In 2003, Nielsen received both a lifetime achievement award from the Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association and was presented with an Award of Excellence from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists. He received the Order of Canada in December 2003. — Postmedia News

Fiery chick seek s P E Ri saucy experience . Peri Personals: Satisfy the hunger. Nando’s Ackroyd 8231 Ackroyd Rd. 604-278-2727

Nando’s Coppersmith 105-11380 Steveston Hwy. 604-448-9884

It’s not news to anyone at city hall that the provincial government has been asking municipalities to do more with less over the years. In fact, the financial hey day for cities in B.C. was back in 1978, according to a new report Local Prosperity, Options for Municipal Revenue Growth in British Columbia. It’s been downhill ever since — at least as far as provincial transfer payments go. The report, written by Think City, is a call for municipalities to both demand an increase in transfer payments from the province, as well as develop new revenue streams. Richmond’s hotel tax is singled out as an example of a city generating extra income. The two-per-cent hotel room tax is not going to make the city rich, and it isn’t going to come close to making up for the reduction in payment from senior levels of government, but it helps and, moreover, reflects a new way of thinking, according to one of report’s authors, James Fletcher. These are the kind of innovative solutions cities have to look at, according to Fletcher. If the province is not going to adequately fund cities, it should at least give them the tools to help fund themselves. Currently, the two main sources of income for cities are property tax and sales for services. While cities keep increasing both, they’re not enough. see Income tax page 4

Get a whole chicken with 2 regular sides for 18.99

11190144

the fine print

R I C H M O N D

Can’t be combined with other offers. Certain restrictions apply. Upgrade a reg. side to a reg. salad for 75c. Valid only at Nando’s Ackroyd - 8231 Ackroyd Rd. and Nando’s Coppersmith - 105-11380 Steveston Hwy. Offer expires Dec. 15th/10.

CUTLINE,

flame-grilled chicken

It’s crazy good.


A04 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

News

Income tax: Probably fairest Continued from page 3 As well, these are the most regressive forms of taxation, according to Fletcher. “An income tax is probably the most fair kind of tax. The HST at least offers a rebate for those at the low end of the economic scale, but property tax is the most regressive form of taxation, not only for homeowners but renters as well, given that landlords just pass the tax on to their renters and there is no rebate.” The report encourages cities to look at sales of services such as the sale of energy. Historically, the provincial government has had a high degree of control over the generation, transmission and sale of electrical power via BC Hydro. As a result, British Columbians have enjoyed some of the lowest electricity rates in North America. However, there has been a trend to privatize. In recent years, the B.C. government has made a policy decision to restrict BC Hydro’s ability to build new generation facilities, requiring BC Hydro to purchase power from independent power producers (IPPS). Whether this is in the public’s best interest, is debatable, however it could

open opportunities for municipalities given that municipalities, First Nations and some community cooperatives are among the few entities allowed to sell to BC Hydro, states the report. Through BC Hydro’s “standing offer” program, it’s possible for local governments to generate energy through smallscale renewable energy projects for their own use and sell any surplus to BC Hydro. “Local governments are well positioned to generate power for sale because of their existing infrastructure base and engineering expertise,” the report states. Selling power is just one of the many ideas, along with implementing a water metering program which Richmond has recently done, explored in the report. The report contains some innovative ideas but doesn’t have all the answers, said Fletcher. Rather, it’s meant to kick-start a discussion about how cities can become the vibrant entities they need to be moving forward. Fletcher is also quick to say, while cities can do more to generate revenue, they can’t go it alone. When it comes to housing and transportation, provincial and federal governments also need to step up to the plate.

Dr. Robert Oliveros, DMD

Family Dentistry

Dedicated dental care for the entire family

(604) 275-3361

08044895

(near No. 2 Road) Richmond Medical Dental Centre

City approves geo-thermal The City of Richmond has approved a move to build a mini geothermal powerstation in the west Cambie area. The city will partner with Oris Geo Energy Ltd. to deliver the first phase of the Alexandra District Energy Utility. A city-owned facility will first provide energy for space heating and cooling and domestic hot water in serviced buildings in Richmond’s West Cambie neighbourhood. “This use of thermal heat will help Richmond reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and further promote the use of alternative energy sources,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. The utility will initially service the new Remy development, a 251-unit multi residential project now under construction. The utility is expected to go into service in mid-2011, coinciding with occupancy of the

Dr. Robert Oliveros, DMD

Want to follow us every day and know what’s happening in your community? Then hook up with the Richmond News via our interactive Facebook and Twitter pages. On our Facebook page you can upload your own weblinks, photos, videos and events to share with other News readers, as well as getting involved in topical discussions on the discussion board. You will also be able to get direct links to breaking news in your community fed straight to your own Facebook page. And if you find us on Twitter, you can also ‘follow’ us to get fed direct links to breaking news in Richmond. Become a Facebook friend at www.facebook.com/ pages/The-Richmond-News and hit “like” to get fed the latest news links. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ TheRichmondNews.

Super Grocer & Pharmacy Visit us at www.supergrocer.ca OPEN 8:00AM TO 9:00PM DAILY Grocer (604) 271-2722 Rx (604) 274-7878 Florist (778) 881-2797 12051 No. 1 Road (& Moncton), Steveston

$779,000

Whether you are buying or selling, our team can help you achieve your goals with PROVEN RESULTS.

GIVE ME A CALL TODAY...

12014587

MONA SHABBIR 604-619-6993 www.monahomes.ca Westcoast

SAT

3

4

fresh • us grown

CLUB PRICE

326g tin

0.86kg • per pound

island farms • assorted

fresh • us grown

country cream ice cream

asparagus

499

CLUB PRICE

179

4

50

1.65l tub

2.84l + jug

fresh • medium pack

catelli • select varieties

christie • assorted

pork side spareribs

pasta

thinsation cookies/crackers

169

chicken leg quaters

129

239

700-900g box nestle • assorted

frozen • medium pack

209

hertitage chicken split wings

4.61kg • per pound frozen • medium pack

milkfish (bangus)

39

per 100g frozen • medium pack

wild sockeye salmon fillets

139

per 100g

499

richblend instant coffee

2.84kg • per pound

canada

corn starch

savor calamansi

199

roasted seaweed

jamieson • assorted

3

99

nong shim

shrimp crackers

shampoo or conditioner

399

355ml bottle

bosc pears

199

japanese mandarin oranges

88

2

59

golden lady

thai jasmine white rice

1199

8kg bag

49

1.08kg • per pound fresh • japan grown

57

5lb box

fresh • us grown

seedless red grapes

99

2.18kg • per pound fresh •us grown

spinach

400g bag

100+20 chewable tablets sunsilk • select varieties

219

10 sheets

250ml bottle

vitamin c 500mg

5.44kg • per pound

1kg box

yamamoto

247

fresh • us grown

126-140g pack

150-200g jar maggi

39

250

organic apple juice

beef lean ground

fresh • medium pack

Bright and spacious, extensively renovated 3,000 sqft. 4 bedroom family home with a 2 bedroom in law suite. Features include updated kitchens and bathrooms, new windows, paint, crown mouldings and a brand new concrete driveway. Large quiet backyard. Family neighbourhood close to schools, recreation, transit, bridges and shopping.

FRI

2

small navel oranges

santa cruz

canada aged AA • medium pack

3.73kg • per pound

OPPORTUNITIES HAVE RARELY BEEN BETTER!!

THU

corned beef

3.95kg • per pound

Your Key To Real Estate Success monashabbir@shaw.ca

Effective

December

palm • assorted

FEATURE HOME OF THE WEEK 3811 Bargen Dr.

Remy development. Over time, other new developments in the west Cambie area, a neighbourhood currently in transition, will also have the opportunity to be serviced by the utility. The first phase of the utility will use ground source heat pump technology for the primary renewable energy source. Underground well and piping infrastructure will be sited on parkland between Odlin and Cambie roads. A small energy centre building will be sited on parkland to the south. The first phase of the utility is expected to cost $3 million to construct and will cost $80,000 to operate annually at full capacity. Once the first phase reaches full capacity (estimated for 2014), the utility is expected to generate $360,000 annually in revenues for the city.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter

12013631

Suite 220-6180 Blundell Rd.

ENERGY

77

bunch

fresh • bc grown

leeks

67

1.48kg • per pound

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. SPECIAL OFFERS DOES NOT INCLUDE TOBACCO OR PRESCRIPTIONS. PICTURES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. CLUB PRICES ARE VALID ONLY AT TIME OF PURCHASE • LARGE PACK = 10KG+, MEDIUM = 5KG+


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A05

News

Missing woman dead

A Richmond woman reported missing on Saturday was found dead near Vancouver’s Waterfront SkyTrain station the next day. On Sunday night police confirmed that a body found on the train tracks near the station during the day was that of 20-year-old Gabrielle Isserow, who went missing from her Terra Nova home the day before. Isserow’s family had issued a public plea, saying she suffered from a medical condition and needed regular treatment. Transit police said a SkyTrain employee spotted the body Sunday on a section of turn-around track near Waterfront. Police are still investigating, but there appears to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

RCMP hunt down suspect BY A LAN CAMPBELL

acampbell@richmond-news.com

A Richmond man was tracked down in the Interior after allegedly fleeing from an early morning home invasion and attempted murder. The man, 57, is alleged to have burst into a the home of a woman he knew in the 9300-block of Parksville Drive in Richmond around 2 a.m. last Friday and assaulted her and her partner as they slept. When police arrived at the scene, they found the woman and her partner suffering from significant injuries. Both were transported to Vancouver

For the first time, the City of Richmond, in partnership with the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, are providing a winter cover crop program to provide an alternative food source for the visiting snow geese. Winter cover crops are regularly planted in late summer and early fall to protect bare soil from rain erosion after vegetables are harvested from a farm field. Each year, thousands of different flocks of geese rest or winter in Richmond, en route from Wrangel Island in Russia to the north-western U.S. This winter, city staff anticipate more than 100,000 snow geese will use the Fraser Delta as a place to rest during their fall and spring migrations, with many staying in the region over the winter. “Our strategy is to encourage snow geese away from Richmond’s green spaces and schoolyards towards the excellent food source provided by the winter cover crops,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The city has trained staff that are working alongside the RCMP and the Richmond School Board to implement this safe and controlled diversion program.” The Richmond Nature Park is also offering all Richmond schools an in-class snow goose education program, which includes a one-hour presentation by nature park staff as well as a teacher’s resource package. For more information about the education program call 604-718-6188. To help city staff better understand the migratory nature of the snow geese in Richmond, please contact the City of Richmond’s parks and recreation department at 604-244-1208 if you spot a significant number of snow geese in an area.

Let our chef prepare and demonstrate the art of Japanese cooking right before your eyes!

00

• Angus AAA Striploin • Steamed Rice • Vegetables • Dessert

• Green Salad • Lobster Miso Soup • Loster Tail • Salmon Steak

— Coupon expires December 22, 2010 —

Book Now for Christmas Dinner/Party 604.821.1323 Open Daily at 5PM #140-8351 Alexandra Rd., Richmond (across from Four Point Sheraton Hotel)

The Holidays are coming...

General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and were later released. Police broadcasted the description of the suspect along with the description of a suspect vehicle to members of the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment and surrounding areas where it was thought he had fled to. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. the same morning, the suspect was arrested without incident on Highway 9 just north of Armstrong after being tailed by local police and the police helicopter for some distance. He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, theft over $5,000 and breaking and entering.

Join us for the Tastes and Sounds of the Season

25 gets you 5!

$

$

Jingle Bell Lunch Buffet Dec. 1-24 Call for reservations

yours to spend spend... ...yours yours to give.

Featuring

12013447

With the purchase of a $25 abc Gift Card, there’s a $5 bonus for you to use as you wish!

your country

25

Dinner $ Special

12014085

CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS

Gabrielle Isserow’s body was found on the train tracks near Waterfront SkyTrain station in Vancouver.

Unique Teppanyaki Experience! Fun & Entertaining

12014095

City offers alternative food source for geese

Christmas Music Noon-2pm with Kenny Wayne

TOMORROW NIGHT! ABBA CADABRA WED. DEC. 1!

your restaurant

Richmond: 604-276-9222 3580 No. 3 Road

MONDAY - FRIDAY UNTIL 4 PM Max Discount $10 Enjoy 50% off a Breakfast or Lunch Entrée with the purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value. Not to be combined with any other coupon, promotion, Build a Meal Deal items or special feature. Valid until December 17th, 2010 at Richmond location only.

8400 No. 6 Road

1/2 PRICE DINNER ENTREE

SUNDAY - THURSDAY AFTER 4 PM Max Discount $10 Enjoy 50% off a Dinner Entrée with the purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value. Not to be combined with any other coupon, promotion, Build a Meal Deal items or special feature. Valid until December 19th, 2010 at Richmond location only.

use these coupons for seasonal savings

604.241.4652 • www.countrymeadowsgolfcourse.ca

12013942

1/2 PRICE BREAKFAST OR LUNCH ENTREE

Today’s Flyers *Partial Distribution

• Liquor Town • M & M Meats* • Richmond Subaru • Zellers • The Bay • Safeway

• JYSK • Toys R Us* • Mark Work Wearhouse* • Staples* • Sport Mart*

• Blacks* • SportChek* • Payless Shoes* • Bosleys Pet Food Plus*


A06 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

News

Beauty Gateway

Aesthetics & Aromatherapy School

CRIME

Professional Facial Treatment NEW

First Time

50% OFF

Jade Firming Facial (90 mins) ...reg. $118 NOW

$59

$48

$59

Diamond Dermabrasion (90 mins) .....reg. $98 NOW

LED Photo

$49

Full Body Scrub & Wrap

$88

- Gift Certificates Available

(Gell or Acrylic) • Manicure .................... $10 • Pedicure ....................... $20 • Full Leg Waxing ......... $21 • European Facial ........ $20

Karaoke Thursday $4.25 Bar Hi Balls

This Weekend is Club Buck DJ

200-8271 Westminster Hwy. (opposite Richmond Public Market) Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm • Sat 10am to 5pm

TEL: 604.304.0508

@ 10pm Every game night is Pick a Puck at the Buck! Great Specials All Day. The Steveston Hotel now offers FREE wireless internet

12013678

15

G

BRATIN E L E

C

YEARS OF FUN & GAMES!

12111 3rd Avenue, Steveston Village 604-277-9511 www.stevestonhotel.com Follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/bucksteveston

The News... keeping Richmond families informed.

WEEKLY DRAWINGS, DECEMBER 2, 9 & 16* 15 WINNERS EVERY HALF-HOUR! 2 – 8 PM

Crown claims fugitive admitted pawnshop killing A man who was pursued by police around the world confessed to a Richmond murder when he was extradited from Belgium to Canada in 2008, a court heard Monday. Kien Beng Tan appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Monday and pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Richmond pawnshop owner Sonny Le. In his opening statement, prosecutor Greg Weber told Justice John Savage that Tan became a suspect shortly after the May 2004 slaying in Lee’s Jewelers and Loans, a pawn shop at 6044 No. 3 Rd. The body of Le, 50, was found behind a counter. He’d suffered three

8 PM GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 9

Parks and Recreation

DECEMBER 16

EARN TICKETS NOW – DEC. 16 Visit the Rewards Club Center for details.

More Rewards… All The Time!

Choose from hundreds of parks, recreation and cultural activities offered by the City and community partners.

$20 OFF Each Night at our Hotels Book online at theskagit.com Or by phone at 877-275-2448

Deluxe Room from

$ 79 *

Sunday – Thursday $99 without Rewards Card*

*Rewards Card Required at Check-in for discount. Membership is free! You can sign up on your first visit! Rates based on deluxe room. Subject to availability. Taxes not included. Restrictions apply. Upgrades to suites available at additional cost. Cannot be combined with other offers. Management Reserves all rights. All prices in U.S. dollars. Offer Expires: 12/30/10.

Register at www.richmond.ca/register, in person or by calling 604-276-4300. 12013702

On I-5 at Exit 236 • Just 1 Hour South of Vancouver, B.C. theskagit.com • 877-275-2448 Owned by Upper Skagit Indian Tribe. Casino opens at 9 am daily. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to enter casino, buffet or attend shows.

View the guide online at www.richmond.ca/guide or pick up a copy at your local City facility.

11303081

12013444

$4.25 bottles on Lucky Lager and 1/2 price wings Live acoustic music from 5 to 8pm

★ Full Set Nails$10

$49 Eye Treatment ........... $20 (90 mins) .....reg. $98 NOW

(90 mins) .............................

Get Lucky on Hump Day

• 60 Mins European Facial • Ultrasonic Eye Treatment

Chromo Lift Treatment (90 mins) ...reg. $118 NOW

X'MAS SPECIAL

CVING-T

www.richmond.ca City of Richmond • 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 • Tel: 604-276-4300

stab wounds to the chest. A team of 50 investigators from both Richmond and the Lower Mainland’s integrated homicide unit worked the case at the time, seizing evidence from inside the business, canvassing neighbouring shops and even rummaging through nearby dumpsters for clues. But a public plea for help shortly afterward failed to turn up any more clues. The court heard this week how Tan, carrying a Malaysian passport, checked out of a hotel and caught an overseas flight leaving Vancouver a day after the murder, said Weber. In the days before the slaying, Tan had pawned a number of items at the store — including an amethyst ring, Rolex watch, camera and laptop computer. After Tan left the country, police tracked him down in Malaysia. In June 2006, two RCMP officers travelled to Malaysia, and Tan provided fingerprints. In 2007, Tan again provided fingerprints when he was arrested in Belgium for crimes allegedly committed there. Those prints matched Tan’s prints police found on top of a glass display counter in the Richmond pawnshop, said Weber. On March 28, 2008, Tan was extradited to Canada from Belgium. In a so-called cell-plant scenario, undercover police spoke to Tan in Cantonese when he was returned to Vancouver. “Tan admitted to killing Le and wrote a letter of apology to Le’s daughter,” said Weber. The next day, police interviewed Tan. “He confessed to the killing of Le and demonstrated how it happened,” said Weber. The case is being heard by judge alone. A pathologist is expected to testify today. An ex-wife and the daughter of Le were in court Monday but were reluctant to discuss the case. The trial is expected to run two or three weeks. — Postmedia News


12010572

The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A07


A08 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Opinion T H E

Published every Wednesday & Friday by the Richmond News, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. 5731 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. V6X 2C9 Phone: 604-270-8031 Fax: 604-270-2248 www.richmond-news.com

EDITORIAL OPINION

Publisher: Lori Chalmers lchalmers@ richmond-news.com Distribution: 604-249-3323 distribution@richmond-news. com Classified: 604-630-3300 Fax: 604-630-4500 classified@van.net

Editor: Eve Edmonds editor@richmond-news.com Sports: Mark Booth mbooth@ richmond-news.com Reporters: Alan Campbell acampbell@ richmond-news.com Michelle Hopkins mhopkins@ richmond-news.com Photographer: Chung Chow cchow@richmond-news.com

Sales Manager: Dave Hamilton dhamilton@ richmond-news.com Sales Representatives: Don Grant dgrant@richmond-news.com Shaun Dhillon sdhillon@richmond-news.com Stephen Murphy smurphy@ richmond-news.com Florence Lee flee@ richmond-news.com Administration: Patricia Factor Kelly Christian Ad Control: Shelley Gauvin Production: James Marshall David Nishihata Lisa Wilson Susan Farrell production@ richmond-news.com

Entire Contents © 2010 The Richmond News. All Rights Reserved. The Richmond News is a Postmedia Community Publishing company, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. The Richmond News collects and uses your personal information for the purpose of providing you with products and services you request. The Richmond News may contact you from time to time about your account or to conduct market research and surveys. To enable us to more efficiently provide the products and services you have requested, the Richmond News may share your personal information with other Postmedia Network Inc. companies and with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or service providers. Find out more about our privacy policy by calling at 604-589-9182.

R I C H M O N D

N E W S

Respect our women, children

The numbers are astounding. And embarrassing. More than 100,000 women and children are forced out of their homes to escape domestic violence – each year. That’s in Canada. This is not some backwards country in one of the world’s backwaters – the kind of country that we fancy requires our ongoing assistance to maintain civilization. This is not a country afflicted with endemic poverty and the stresses that that creates throughout the social structure. This is not a country perpetually at war with its immediate neighbours and within its own borders, so that violence has become the natural state of being for many of its citizens. This is Canada – a nation renowned and revered throughout the world for its peaceful disposition, and for the laid-back, rational world-view of its people. So it seems yet another stereotype is seriously flawed. And while we’re at it, let’s point out that the root of the problem is violence against women – the children are often caught in the middle. Ending violence against women is not just a legal issue. It’s not just a matter of sending police officers in when the shouting turns to beatings and worse. Violence against women comes in many forms, and until the social respect that all citizens deserve is recognized to be at the heart of the problem, the more visible forms of violence will continue. To beat violence down, we have to go beyond the homes in which violence occurs. We have to address unacceptable – and yet still universally accepted – social relationships that automatically place women in inferior positions. We have to address social demands born of exploitative stereotypes. And we have to address social expectations that continue to place undue burdens on women who strive to succeed in non-traditional arenas. It all comes down to respect. And 100,000 women and children aren’t getting as much of it as they deserve. Langley Advance Editorial

CHOICE WORDS

Nature city needs to step up

The Editor, Re: “Naturists want ‘hidden jewel’ of wetlands protected,” News, Nov. 26. It seems that Coun. Steves either misunderstood the problem or purposely diverted the subject of preserving the wetland area adjacent to Country Meadows Golf Course into a question of whether the land should be planted with blueberries or cranberries. Coun. Steves has missed the point. Any kind of farming will destroy this fragile eco-system and eliminate the wildlife living there as well. I don’t think Mr. Steves appreciates the significance of this area and the fact that a family of sandhill cranes have been breeding successfully there for at least two years. If there are only 12 sandhill cranes in the Lower Mainland, three of them have lived in this wetland area for the last two summers. If, as Coun. Steves says, the only way to save this land and protect the wildlife is for someone to buy it, then this is what our “City By Nature” must do. Our council must step up to the plate to purchase and preserve this land as an environmentally sensitive area. Lauris Williams Richmond

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

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

So close, yet so far in AIDS fight World AIDS Day 2010 is a time for reflection and resolve. Twenty years ago, when AIDS was a fearsome disease, Dr. Peter JepsonYoung spoke directly to British Columbians on television and said, “I am going to introduce you to someone who has AIDS — I’m a doctor, but I’m also a patient — a patient with AIDS.” It was a profound act of courage in an era when being gay was not openly talked about, let alone having HIV/AIDS. Discrimination was rampant, with some government officials uttering that people with HIV/AIDS should be banished to a remote island. Young, handsome and gay, likeable and funny, Dr. Peter appeared on television once a week for two years explaining the illness and his struggles with it, until his death in 1992. His death came four years before the advent of life extending drug regimens. At the time, life expectancy after contracting HIV was around 10 to 12 years. Hospitals were overwhelmed with end-of-life care. Dr. Peter’s death epitomized the tragedy of the era. But his life symbolized a triumph. He touched hearts and changed for the better the way British Columbians thought about the illness and people living with HIV/AIDS. Twenty years later, what has changed? Thankfully, a lot — and regrettably, not enough. In HIV/AIDS terms, British Columbia is a haven of hope in a world of despair. With the British

Maxine Davis GUEST COLUMNIST

Columbia government’s recent investment in the STOP HIV/AIDS initiative, we’re certainly heading in the right direction. Research has recently shown that HIV treatment is also an HIV prevention measure. Individuals who are engaged in uninterrupted HIV treatment and reduce their viral load to undetectable levels have incredibly low risk of HIV transmission. Between 1996 and 2009, the number of people on treatment has gone from 837 to 5,413, while HIV transmission has decreased by 52 per cent, the only province in Canada to show a decrease. Amongst intravenous drug users, new HIV diagnoses have decreased by almost 50 per cent from 1999 to 2009. What’s holding us back from total success? Continued stigma and discrimination. Testing needs to be more widespread and routine so the estimated 26 per cent of HIV-positive Canadians who don’t know they are infected can get the treatment they need so they stop transmitting to others. Individuals going for cancer screening don’t worry about whether a positive diagnosis means they will be disowned by their family or their colleagues at work. Yet, these

are everyday outcomes of testing HIV-positive. We must also assure people of confidentiality around HIV testing and care. Just as critical, the more controversial, yet scientifically sound, approaches to health care for injection drug users need to become commonplace. Individuals in need of scientifically proven treatment for other diseases don’t have to worry about being targeted by radio talk show rants and public demonstrations. Sadly this is the reality of drug users living with HIV/ AIDS today. They need therapeutic health settings so they can come in off the street to fully engage in health care, including uninterrupted HIV treatment. Such settings need to provide clean needles and, yes, even supervised injection services so that serious and repetitive infections can be prevented. Twenty years ago, Dr Peter had the courage to speak about living with HIV/AIDS, the most controversial health issue of that time. They responded with understanding and compassion. I believe British Columbians remain capable of such understanding and compassion. However, they need courageous individuals, communities and governments to provide leadership by demonstrating and promoting acceptance and support of people living with HIV/AIDS. Maxine Davis is the executive director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A09

Letters

Steak & Lobster for Two

The Editor, Re: “Commuter chaos as Canada Line freezes,” News, Nov. 26. Because of the snow and the treacherous road conditions (last Thursday), I thought it would be safer and more convenient taking transit to work. But, the experience was so frustrating and disappointing. It took me more than 30 minutes from my home to get to the Canada Line Brighouse Station, when usually it only takes 10 minutes or so. With the snow, I could understand that. When I was at the Canada Line station, it was just no use going up to the platform because there were already many people standing on the stairs. At the station there was only chaos and one TransLink staff member, a young gentleman, trying to help people figure out how they could get to another Canada Line station. There was no other staff around except him. There was only one notice telling people the train would be delayed. An announcement of the delay was also made through the PA system. But, it did not tell people how long the delay would be and what actually had happened. That was why people kept waiting up at the platform! All the bus stops at the city centre were crowded with people who were trying to find a way to get to work or school. There was no TransLink staff to provide any kind of assis-

tance. TransLink did not provide any shuttles to take people to another Canada Line station. TransLink had no staff around to make sure there was order at the Canada Line Brighouse Station. I work in the Downtown Eastside. In the past, I need only take one bus that took me directly from Richmond to downtown Vancouver. Many people also took this route. Now TransLink had scrapped all the direct buses to downtown Vancouver, saying that Canada Line is the best alternative to downtown. Today, for me and those who work in downtown Vancouver, there was no direct bus that could take us there. I really would like to ask TransLink, given what people here experienced today at the Richmond Canada Line stations, if Canada Line should continue to be the only transit that takes people from Richmond to downtown Vancouver? Before, we had asked TransLink not to cancel the direct buses to downtown Vancouver but TransLink did not listen. Today, the snow stopped the Canada Line from coming into Richmond and we had no other direct way for getting to downtown! TransLink, the snow has proved you wrong. It is so wrong to cancel all the direct buses to downtown Vancouver! Cathy Ho Richmond

Want That New ipod? Need To Make Extra Cash?

38

$

95

$53.95 with Coupon only (reg. $53.95) Expires: December 16, 2010

Sockeye Salmon Teriyaki Set Lunch Special • Miso Soup • Salmon Teriyaki • Vegetable/Rice

6

$ 95

(reg. $10.95) Expires: December 26, 2010

www.yokohamabc.com

140-12251 No. 1 Road 604-271-8896

12014665

Canada Line is a snow-go area

It’s your community. We can strengthen it, together. www.uwlm.ca

• 2 Miso Soup • 2 Sunomono Salad • 2 Assorted Tempura • 8 pc. BC Roll • 2 Filet Mignon & Lobster w/Veggie on sizzling hot plate • 2 Rice • 2 Ice Cream

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Public Notice Temporary Road Closure: River Road West, Richmond, B,C. Please be advised that there will be a temporary full closure of River Road between Hollybridge Way and Lynas Lane. Traffic into the Olympic Oval will be permitted via Hollybridge Way. The closure is for construction activity at the River Green project by Ledcor Construction Limited.

We're looking for responsible carriers.

The temporary closure will be in effect from 4:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 4, 2010. Detour signage will be posted for motorists. We thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Contact:Richard Liddiard Mobile:604-818-9740

12014097

Call 604-270-8031 for more info.


A10 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

12013454

Letters

PUBLIC ART

Stop spending Monopoly money

Take Out Order Pick Up 1 Hour after order 10% Off Spend $20 or more and receive $2 off on your bill. The coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other offers and/or discounts. Limit 1 coupon per visit. No photo copy

Open Every Day 11:30am to 10:00pm

12013455

TAKEOUT 604.278.8259 195-8100 ACKROYD ROAD RICHMOND, BC V6X 3K2

FREE RANGE CHICKEN FRESH PRAWN WONTON NOODLE ASSORTED CONGEE

Spend $20 or more and receive $2 off your bill. The coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other offers and/or discounts Limit 1 coupon per visit. No photo copy

CHUNG CHOW/ RICHMOND NEWS

Letter writer Terry Murphy isn’t happy about his tax dollars perhaps getting spent on Lenin, left. Richmond used to be, rather than an unintelligible mishmash titled, “art.” Another project that could stand a few bucks, is the Richmond Library. It’s way too small for the amount of traffic it serves, and could be considered as an “art” expenditure. But, looking back on the record of this council, they seem to prefer to make some outlandish expenditure, rather than use the resources wisely. An example, the owe-val, which will evidently be a costly millstone around our neck(s) for the forseeable future. Five million dollars per year for a glorified community centre, plus who knows how much in wages, upkeep, etc. and the fees

charged place it out of the range of most of the people! But, I guess I’m dreaming to expect any smart decisions out of this council. In my opinion (again), most of them have been there too long, and regard the assets of the city as Monopoly money, to be tossed at any project that their Mandarins, their buddies, or some snake-oil salesman touts to them. We can always raise the taxes, (again). Time to go, people. We cannot afford you any longer. Maybe a new council will take a term or two to lose their smarts, before they start acting like the current incumbents. T.R. (Terry) Murphy Richmond

11179466

#80-90, 8100 Ackroyd Road, Richmond, BC tel | 604 278 8239

The Editor, Re: “Council divided on Biennale,” Nov. 26. Once again, we see city council in their usual headlong rush to spend! The proposed purchase of one or more of the “art articles” that were inflicted on the citizens, (Miss Mao anyone?), is but another example of a lack of priorities, logic, and in my opinion, intelligence. What happens to people when they win an election? Does the mere fact of topping the polls cause a shrinkage of brain tissue? How many of the council would splurge their own funds on something as useless as most of the “art” that we have on display. But, when it comes to the city funds, “whoopee, let’s go for it!” If they are really that desperate to blow the resources, perhaps they could consider the purchase of the newly discovered “Lulu Island Wetlands.” This way, we could have a lasting memorial to the way

LUNCH BUFFET

1099

$

11am-3:45pm

TAKE-OUT

6

$

DINNER BUFFET

1599

$

4pm-10pm

TAKE-OUT

DINNER BUFFET & HOT POT $ 95

18

8

$

SENIORS 10% OFF KIDS UNDER 10 ½ PRICE KIDS UNDER 2 FREE BEST BUFFET IN BC

4pm-11pm

SATURDAY, SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAY ADD $1.00 Over 100 items you can choose from. Various seafood, snow beef, pork, chicken, duck, fried dishes, dim sum, soup & porridge. Cold Dishes, sushi, salad, fruits & desserts are also available

LIQUOR LICENSE

WELCOME TO TASTE ALL DELICACIES HERE AT...

#101-4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC (Empire Centre)

king buffet

Tel.

778-297-6558

AFTER 9PM 20% OFF


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A11

Letters

SALE PRICES END SUN., DEC. 5, 2010 unless otherwise stated, while quantities last

BIENNALE

Pity poor Richmond’s public art scene The Editor, Re: “Council divided on Biennale,” Nov. 26. Poor Florentine Michelangelo if he had lived in Richmond! Despite Mike’s foreign origins, Rome was more than happy to pay him for numerous works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling and his Pieta! Pity poor Richmond. We have the chance to buy some beautiful sculptures at a much lesser price than the oval, for which I believe (Coun. Harold) Steves voted in camera and without the support of the public. That cost us a hefty $178 million and, I believe, ended up being an excellent investment, despite my initial rejection of the idea. (Coun. Bill) McNulty brings in that ghastly and embarrassing red herring: fear of offending our “Asian community.” First, “Asians” are not all the same. Not only may they be from different countries, from Lebanon to China, Russia and Japan. But they may even be native-born Canadians. And they may not even all think alike — a shocking

discovery? In any case, we are all North Americans here: by birth, by immigration, by heritage et cetera. So “Asia” should have no part in the discussion. We should buy the art because we are a mature city and would like to look like other mature cities, who revel in art. I love the heads at Lansdowne, the water drop at Cambie on the dyke, the beautiful red-ribbony ball at Garry Point and the dear little Miss Mao prancing on that intelligent skull. The Lenin sculpture may offend some individuals of any ethnic background, but that would not be a reason to forego the chance to buy this lovely piece. In my opinion, in addition to its beauty, it skillfully mocks the failure of totalitarian Communism in China. If some new Canadians (or Asians!) are offended by this, I find it passing strange in our democracy. What sculptures would they like to see? I am very curious. Catherine Mori Richmond

Council, raid your own piggybank

OPEN 7:00 A.M. SAT., DEC. 4, 2010

5099OFF %

19

Each Jessica WeekendTM/MC and Jones & Co. soft touch sweaters. Shown: Jessica Weekend cable crew-neck style #1580 or cable turtleneck style #1581. Sears reg. 39.99.

Also, 30% off *ALL other reg. priced Jessica and Jessica Weekend fashions

55%

RECEIVE A COUPON BOOKLET

OFF

*ALL reg. priced gold jewellery.

with over

150

$

of savings on cosmetics & fragrances when you spend $50 or more** on cosmetics or fragrances

50% 3499

UP TO

5099 19 %

OFF

OFF

Each Women’s Levi’s® 512 jeans.

Each *ALL women’s reg. priced WonderBra®, Playtex®, Warner’s®, Vogue Bra®/MD & Exquisite Form® Fully boxed bras.

Sears reg. $70-75.

3699

Each Men’s Levi’s® 501® jeans.

Sears reg. 74.99.

100 11999

$

OFF

Tassimo® ‘T45’ hot beverage maker with MaveaTM water filtration system. Sears reg. 219.99.

118 481 938

The Editor, Re: “Council divided on Biennale,” Nov. 26. The councillors who want to purchase the garbage also known as Vancouver Biennale “art” should get out their own personal chequebooks, and stop spending taxpayers money as it if were their own personal piggybank. No sane person would consider throwing money away in such a reckless manner; then again, these councillors are so full of themselves, they hold taxpayers in contempt. Gordon R. Heck Richmond

1181938

32" LCD

42988

Samsung® 32" LCD HDTV. 2 HDMI® inputs.

720p

#LN32C350.

578 460 503 5760503

Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. It shows that the product meets ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency.

50% 99 144 OFF

CRAFTSMAN®/MD 1/2-hp chain-drive garage door opener. Two 3-function remotes. Standard control console.

Sears reg. 289.99. Installation extra.

Solve All Problems of Life

Palm, Tarot Cards & Crystal Ball Readings

098 418 453

40 years of experience

*These savings offers exclude items with prices ending in .88 & .97, Special Purchases, ‘2 for’ offers, gold wedding bands and currently advertised items **Before taxes †We shop our competition every day to ensure we have the best prices. Visit in store for our current prices.

12013414

See Angela for a Better Tomorrow

$10 OFF with coupon

Expires: Dec. 31, 2010

By appointment only

604-345-7151 604-261-1481

0918453

Shop online sears.ca

Shop by Phone 1-800-267-3277

NE121G410 © 2010. Sears Canada Inc.


A12 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Community

Got an arts event? Here’s how to plug it Calling all Richmond artists and cultural organizations. Do you have a public event or exhibit happening from Feb. 1 to March 15?

If so, you are invited to enjoy free print and online promotion by becoming a part of the third annual Richmond Winter Festival

of the Arts, an annual sixweek marketing campaign to celebrate cultural events and activities happening in Richmond. With the

support of media partner, The Richmond News, the Richmond Winter Festival of the Arts will promote participating events with colour

print ads and a four-page pull-out guide starting in late January. There will also be posters, contests, transit shelter advertising and more directing people to a dedicated website with detailed event listings and links. If you have a concert, TELUS AUTHORIZED DEALERS Vancouver 551 Robson St. Bentall Tower Three Oakridge Centre Pacific Centre 2163 West 4th Ave. 2338 Cambie St. 925 West Georgia St. 689 Thurlow St. 1855 Burrard St. 3121 West Broadway 2748 Rupert St. 950 West Broadway 1707 Robson St. 1092 Kingsway 3490 Kingsway

Give the gift that keeps on entertaining.

Abbotsford Sevenoaks Shopping Centre 32915 South Fraser Way 2142 Clearbrook Rd. 32465 South Fraser Way

Aldergrove 26310 Fraser Hwy.

Burnaby Brentwood Mall Crystal Square Lougheed Mall Metrotown/Metropolis 4501 North Rd.

Chilliwack Cottonwood Mall 45300 Luckakuck Way 45905 Yale Rd. 7544 Vedder Rd.

Cloverdale 17725 64th Ave.

Coquitlam Coquitlam Centre 3278 Westwood St. 3000 Lougheed Hwy. 2988 Glen Dr. 1071 Austin Ave.

Delta Scottsdale Mall 7235 120th St. 1517 56th St.

Langley Walnut Grove Town Centre Willowbrook Shopping Centre 19638 Fraser Hwy. 19700 Langley Bypass 20159 88th Ave. 20202 66th Ave.

Maple Ridge Haney Place Mall 22661 Lougheed Hwy.

Mission 32670 Lougheed Hwy. 32555 London Ave.

New Westminster

Happy holidays.

Royal City Centre

North Vancouver Capilano Mall 1199 Lynn Valley Rd. 1295 Marine Dr. 1801 Lonsdale Ave.

Pitt Meadows 19800 Lougheed Hwy.

Richmond Admiralty Centre Mall Ironwood Mall Parker Place Richmond Centre

Sign up for Optik TV and High Speed and get a FREE HD PVR rental and Xbox 360. * TM

Surrey

®

Central City Shopping Centre Grandview Corners Guildford Town Centre 13734 104th Ave. 12477 88th Ave. 7380 King George Hwy. 15940 Fraser Hwy.

West Vancouver ®

Park Royal Shopping Centre North/South

White Rock Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 3189 King George Hwy.

Call 310-MYTV (6988) or visit telus.com/optik or your nearest TELUS authorized dealer. *Offers available until December 31, 2010, to new clients who have not signed up for Optik TV and Optik High Speed in the past 90 days. Free HD PVR rental offer available on a 3 year term; current rental rates will apply thereafter. A cancellation fee applies for early termination of the service agreement and will be $10 multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term. Free Xbox 360 offer available on a 2 or 3 year term. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the Xbox 360 is $299.99. A cancellation fee of $13 multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term applies to early cancellation of a service agreement. Minimum system requirements apply. Final eligibility for the services will be determined by a TELUS representative at the point of installation. TELUS, the TELUS logo, Optik, Optik TV, Optik High Speed and the future is friendly are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Xbox 360 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. © 2010 TELUS.

performance, exhibit, open house or any other cultural event happening during this period, visit www.richmond. ca/artists to register it online. The online registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 16 to take advantage of all available promotional opportunities.

Rescue society gets boost

Richmond Marine Rescue Society will get $15,000 in support for their search and rescue program through a provincial community gaming grant, helping to improve response times and marine safety. “We don’t realize how important search and rescue is until we need them,” said Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap.

Searching for (snow) angels

With snowy days expected to be more frequent this winter than usual, in addition to the city’s Good Neighbour campaign — which encourages all able-bodied residents to lend a hand by shoveling sidewalks of those who cannot do it themselves — there is also the Snow Angels program. The city is currently recruiting organizations to become Snow Angels — providing free services to Richmond residents who might need assistance during winter storms. The goal is to create a registry of local organizations offering a variety of services, with the city’s parks department acting as a referral agency. Services could include pick up and delivery of medications, groceries or other necessities, delivering a hot meal to house-bound residents, or snow removal. For more information on Snow Angels visit www.richmond.ca.

Tips for storm survival

The following are helpful tips to aid the city: ! Avoid parking on the road if a storm is forecasted or after a storm. Cars parked on designated routes can impede the ability of snowplow drivers to do their job. As well, parked cars on narrow streets combined with accumulated snow and icy conditions are a potential hazard and leave less room for travelling vehicles to manoeuvre. ! For your safety, stay back a minimum of 15-metres from a snow plow. ! After a storm, clear snow from around the catch basins and along the gutter adjacent to your home to accelerate snow melt and reduce the risk of flooding.


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A13

08188196

Community Grade 1 -12

It can start happening today! With Oxford’s personalized programs and low teacher-student ratio, your child will see results almost immediately. - Improved Confidence - Higher Self-Esteem

604-233-5566

7380 WESTMINSTER HWY., RICHMOND

(near Minoru Blvd.)

www.oxfordlearning.com

Half Day Phonics Program

(Ages 3-6 yrs) Oxford’s Little Readers® half day programs offer an enriched, individualized curriculum introducing three to six year olds to reading.

READING І WRITING І MATH І STUDY SKILLS CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS

Mike Kereiff might be retired, but he still monitors his realty business in the Interior on his netbook from a comfortable perch on Fisherman’s Wharf.

Now Offering: • Botox • IV Sedation Dr. Ben Partovi, DDS Dr. Kara Ellis-Partovi, DDS Dr. Brandon Hiang, DDS

www.westrichmondsmiles.ca

12016458

604-241-0707

#5-8671 NO. 1 ROAD (AT FRANCIS) SEAFAIR PLAZA

FEATURE HOME OF THE WEEK 4631 Blair Dr. $918,888

Your Key To Real Estate Success eric@ericwolf.com

OPPORTUNITIES HAVE RARELY BEEN BETTER!! Whether you are buying or selling, our team can help you achieve your goals with PROVEN RESULTS.

GIVE ME A CALL TODAY...

ERIC WOLF 604-808-3501 Westcoast

Immaculate 1,440 sqft. 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms townhouse at Maple Village backing onto the park. Many upgrades include stainless appliances, crown moulding throughout, new paint, real hardwood floor downstairs and newer carpet upstairs and tastefully updated bathrooms. 2 patios, one off kitchen and a private garden off livingroom. Close to Maple Lane Elementary and London/Steveston Highschool. Just steps to everything.

10065673

TUES. -FRI. 10AM-6PM SAT. 9AM-4PM


A14 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Community

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT

BAR & GRILL

COME JOIN US FOR OUR CUSTOMER APPRECIATION HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 7OZ. AAA NY STEAK & GARLIC BLACK TIGER PRAWNS WITH A GLASS OF WINE FOR ONLY

19

$

SUBMITTED

The Richmond Centre elves get into the Christmas swing. Join them and Santa for different activities including the nightly snow show, using real snow. Show starts at 6 p.m. until Dec. 23.

99

+TAX

Offer ends December 31, 2010. Some restrictions apply. Call for details.

ALSO RECEIVE A $5 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR USE IN JANUARY 2011 WITH EVERY ORDER ABOVE.

604-274-1268

12014385

3880 Steveston Hwy @ No. 1 Rd.

12014497

*Dine In Only *Not redeemable with any other promotions.

HO! HO! HO!

AS SANTAS’ NEWEST HELPER I WANT TO GIVE YOU $500 CASH TO SPEND HOWEVER YOU LIKE….. Dear Friend, It’s true!! I’ve just received word from the North Pole ... I’ve of!cially been named as one of Santa’s helpers!! This special assignment allows me to do something very special for you!! From now until December 22 ... I am going to give you an immediate $500 rebate on any new furnace, boiler or system you buy from me. This cash you can use to pay for holiday gifts, travel - whatever you would like ... With every new complete heat pump/furnace system we install until December 22nd, we will give the furnace for free!! That’s right, the furnace is free!! Whatever type or ef!ciency heat pump/furnace system we install the furnace is free!!

Scott Campbell

local business owner With special !nancing rates and nothing down no interest/no payments for 6 months and if your furnace is over 10 years old, replacing it with an energy star system, the money you save on your utility bill could be enough to pay the monthly payment on your new system!! While enjoying increased comfort and utility savings, you don’t pay a penny all winter. Livesmart BC Government Grants for up to $1420 still available. But hurry, these special offers cannot last long, call 604-946-1000 today for your no-obligation comfort survey and energy analysis.

CAMPBELLCARE

12013398

15% off

604-946-1000

Service Work & any Plumbing & Heating Repairs

OR

2500 off

$

Our Guaranteed Water EXPIRES Heater Installation DEC 8/10

LICENSED PLUMBING • GAS FITTING • HEATING • FORCED AIR • HOT WATER • FIREPLACES


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A15

Preparation the Key to Shopping Success

The holiday season is a wonderful time filled with laughter, friends and family. You can make the occasion of giving and sharing more enjoyable with a little Christmas shopping preparation. The best way to survive is to make a list before you head out to the malls and your favorite boutiques. Figure out who you need to buy for and what they might like as a gift. Great ideas can be found in the Richmond News, through flyers and by looking at all the store fronts as they showcase some of the wonderful wares inside. Keep the list with you and cross off names once you have found the perfect gift. Get out in early December when things are not quite so busy and enjoy the experience. Take a friend and have lunch or a yummy latte mid way to help reduce fatigue. With a little preparation and the right frame of mind you can be happy and joyful this Christmas.

$2

12013600

FREE

CALIFORNIA ROLL OVER $25 - TAKE OUT ORDER

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

LUNCH 15% OFF

FREE GAS

WHOLE LIVE UNI

SPECIAL ROLL SUSHI

REG $18.95 SPECIAL $12.95

1 DELUXE 4 2 PERSON MEAL • ASARI MISO SOUP (4)

REG $22.75

SPECIAL $9.75 DINE IN ONLY WHEN SPEND OVER $20

REG $88

DELUXE ASSORTED SASHIMI 19PCS

• SEAFOOD SUNOMONO SALAD (4) • SESAME SPINACH • FRIED CHICKEN • SEAFOOD & VEGETABLE TEMPURA (16PCS) • DELUXE SASHIMI BOAT (24 PCS) • ASSORTED ROLL SUSHI 16PCS • FRUIT / DESSERT

SPECIAL $68

WITH THIS COUPON, EACH TABLE CAN ENJOY 1 OR 2 SPECIAL. EXPIRES ON JANUARY 31, 2011

Special Items from $1.95! We also have Udon, Fry Noodle, Tempura, Sushi, Assorted Rolls, Sashimi, Etc...

#110-3679 Westminster Hwy

(Terra Nova Shopping Centre)

Richmond, BC 604-273-7778

PLEASE PRESENT THIS COUPON

For a limited time, buy a BCAA Membership now and

save

plus

$10 me

off

mbershi

choose from a $20 Husky and Mohawk™ gas certificate or a 2011 Entertainment® Book. p

For details, call 604-268-5850, visit bcaa.com/gift or stop by your local BCAA office at Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Road

Offer expires December 31, 2010 and is valid on all new driving memberships for both Primary and Associate memberships. Not available on Join-on-Arrival memberships. All names, trademarks and copyrights of or in use by ENTERTAINMENT® shall remain the sole exclusive property of ENTERTAINMENT®. While supplies last.


A16 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

CLASSIC GUITAR

*6!- '(5-2$-71- .%- 43)$1 6, .%- #6"$/3&0+

12013725

Epiphone Les Paul Special II The trademark Les Paul shape in an economical package, $185, Long & McQuade

HOME FRAGRANCE

Moments Waterbead Diffusers for the “Person That Has Everything!” Designed as a home fragrance, it doubles as a therapeutic escape when you swirl the bubbles with the stir stick. Beautifully packaged and available in variety of scents, $24.99, The Spotted Frog

TOYS

(622+*)3) 07;%"A77 :#5"- :<$>'#%" <% 95@"A% .<=& 8>#!!<%? .A%=@A 1)3+4/,+/4/4

Eco-friendly bamboo-made game of strategy, excitement & challenge for all ages, Chirps, $39.95

3'4,"14 ,$"- /( /4( .'*'")' &!2 1%% #1+. 0+.*$/-'

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 12013743

Gain confidence, get fit and have fun. Classes available for all ages,Tong Moo Do Mixed Martial Arts.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS ...AND ALL YOUR HOLIDAY

PARTY NEEDS

GOURMET HAND PREPARED

4840 COWLEY CRESCENT, 604-270-3384 (Just around the corner from the South Terminal - YVR)

Skate away with great deals for everyone on your Christmas List.While quantities last. Gift cards also available - a perfect stocking stuffer!

8060-11688 Steveston Hwy.

(Ironwood Plaza, facing No. 5 Road, beside the Keg)

604.244.8686

We know our stuff.

www.icelevelsports.com

12013724

• ONLINE AND TELEPHONE ORDERS WELCOME • WE SHIP WORLD WIDE • TOLL FREE 1 (866) 754-3191 • FAX (250) 754-5923 • WWW.STJEANS.COM • EMAIL: STJEANSRICHMOND@STJEANS.COM

NOW ON! All Sticks & Skates On Sale! 12040565

ST. JEAN'S CANNERY& SMOKEHOUSE

ANNOUNCING.... OUR FAMOUS STORE-WIDE SALE

• SMOKED SALMON • LOX • GOURMET GIFT BASKETS • SMOKED OYSTERS • CANNED SALMON • OUR FAMOUS CANDIED SALMON


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A17

JEWELLERY

We feature hand-engraved Northwest Coast jewelry. We offer a large collection of sterling silver, gold, and combination bracelets individually engraved with Northwest Coast designs, Canoe Pass

12013740

SKATES

Bauer X:60, Ultra-Light tech mesh, pro-integrated heel/ankle support. Full carbon composite outsoul with LS2 stainless steel runner, Ice Level Sports

HOLIDAY GIFT FOOD

Be inspired

by the

12013741

World Famous Smoked Wild Salmon, Gift Baskets, Gift Boxes , Smoked Oysters, Wild Mushrooms, Jellies and Antipasto, Locally produced on Vancouver Island , Family owned and operated for 50 Years, Shipping Word Wide, St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse.

prettiest Christmas store

in Richmond!

SANTAS & PLANTERS

4’ plush cloth Santa with sturdy wood base stands on it’s own, $199.99. 4pc ceramic oversize tea cup planter sets, $12.99, Art Knapp Plantland

GIVE A UNIQUE GIFT OR GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM

Canoe Pass Gallery

ANNUAL

CHRISTMAS SALE THURSDAY DECEMBER 2ND

• WOVEN BLANKETS • SWEATSHIRTS • MOCCASINS • JEWELLERY • CARVINGS • PRINTS

• CASHMERE WOOL SHAWL (KARL HARRIS DESIGNS) • SILVER LADLES

12013720

CUSTOM ORDER JEWELLERY & CASHMERE BY DEC. 12TH

115-3866 Bayview Street, Steveston Village 604~272~0095 www.canoepass.com

Our Christmas Trees Are Freshly Cut... So Is The HST!

12013739

In the Heart of Steveston Village. #110-12480 No. 1 Road Richmond, BC V7E 0A2 T:778-297-4663 Available in any denomination. www.thespottedfrog.ca

We're helping to make your Christmas a little greener - WE PAY THE HST ON TREES & POINSETTIAS!

Bonus Offer

40% OFF

Redeem this ad and save 40% on any single Christmas decoration of your choice! *Not including trees & poinsettias

MANY IN-STORE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS • 11020 No. 4 Rd. (at Steveston Hwy.) 604-271-9581 • 7780 Alderbridge Way 604-278-9580


A18 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Christmas a time for traditions

Wrap up the Symphony for the perfect Holiday Gift!

The Symphony

Sampler!

99

$

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC FOR AS LITTLE AS $99. A customizable ticket package makes the perfect gift:choose from a wide range of specially-selected concerts,with choices ranging from the great classics to jazz,Broadway,and more. Go beyond regular gifts and treat the people on your list to an experience they will always remember.

4TICKETS FROM AS LOW AS

The holiday season is rife with tradition. From gift-giving to kissing under the mistletoe or spending time with family and friends, the holidays are a time of great tradition and family fun. This season start your own holiday tradition - one that the season would not be complete without. For some this would be making a batch of delicious eggnog, while others find their tradition meeting friends for a gingerbread latte. When they arrive in your favorite coffee shop you know the season has truly begun. A gift exchange at the office, helping at the Richmond Food Bank, singing carols in

your neighborhood, going ice skating – any one could become your tradition. So get inspired and do something special to enjoy this holiday season.

Great last-minute gift! Print your Sampler Gift Certificate at home! Order online at www.vancouversymphony.ca/sampler or call

604.876.3434

UR TO BOOK YO E C N A H C T S LA ART Y! CHRISTMAS P OM

DINNER & DANCE

12014173

TWO EXCITING seatings 6:30PM ($45) & 8:30PM ($75) Check our website or call for detailed INFORMATON.

AMAZING SELECTION

140 - 3900 Bayview Street, Richmond, B.C. RESERVATIONS 604.628.2500

Great choice for all those “hard to buy for” gifts!

REASONABLY PRICED

CALL US TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY

WWW.MANDALAYSTEAKHOUSE.COM

PLACE FOR UNIQUE GIF TS

S

RFRONT RO PRIVATE WATE 30 PEOPLE P TO AVAIL ABLE U

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2011

A GREAT

SHOP WHERE S! ANTA SHOP

Enter to win a gift basket worth over $500 HE

OPERATED BY T COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL ND OF RICHMO

ED HAND CRAFT T, WORKS OF AR SS, POTTERY, GLA WOODWORK, JEWELLERY, HOME DECOR AND MORE!

#150- 8040 Garden City Rd (west side facing Garden City Rd.)

604.241.2790 richmondartscouncil.org

12013714

MEDIA PARTNER


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A19 ADVERTORIAL

The Port reduces emissions equivalent to making 770 cars disappear. This year, Port Metro Vancouver will eliminate 3,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases. That’s like taking 770 cars off the road for a year. How are they doing it? The answer is shore power. A highly effective way to reduce marine diesel emissions, shore power allows docked cruise ships to shut down their engines and plug into the city’s electrical grid to run all onboard services.

It’s a pretty big deal. cochraninc.com

Port Metro Vancouver is the first port in Canada and only the third in the world to install shore power for cruise ships. Completed in 2009, the installation represents a $9 million initiative by the Government of Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, BC Hydro and Port Metro Vancouver.

Shore connection system: 1. Primary Metering Equipment 2. Transformer 3. Secondary Breakers

Change is in the Air Action. Shore power is a part of the Port’s overall Air Action Program, which also includes projects that minimize emissions of trucks, cargo handling equipment and trains. Recently, the Air Action Program received an ecoFREIGHT Sustainable Transportation Award at the 2010 GLOBE Conference. The award recognized the Port for its leadership in addressing the impact of freight transportation on the environment.

Shore power in BC sets a new transportation and energy standard. An act other ports can follow. As the homeport of one of the world’s most popular cruises, Port Metro Vancouver is leading the way for other ports to address air quality and climate change. Shore power in British Columbia sets a new transportation and energy standard by being the first of its kind in Canada.“Congratulations to Port Metro Vancouver for being first in Canada to bring cleaner, greener electric power to ships at its terminal,” said Shirley Bond, British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The Province is proud to have been a partner in this project, which will greatly improve local air quality and further our plan to eliminate one third of B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.”

4. Capacitor 5. Ground Switch 6. Jib/Cable Management 7. Cable

Port Metro Vancouver is leading the way for other ports to address air quality and climate change. A part of your community.

Now docked cruise ships can shut down their engines and use clean hydroelectric power.

To learn about the Port’s other community initiatives, visit port metrovancouver.com.

As a neighbour to 16 municipalities, Port Metro Vancouver is committed to running operations responsibly and sustainably. Improving air quality with shore power is just one of the ways the Port is working to support the communities in which it operates.


A20 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Community

12029575

Avenue 18 TM

Fine Tea Merchant

®

MEDITATION

~ TEA & TEAPOT SPECIALIST ~ German Fruit Tea • Herbal Tea • Flavoured Tea South African Rooibos Tea • Organic Tea • Darjeeling • Assam • Ceylon • Decaffeinated Tea • Japanese Sencha Green Tea • Formosa Oolong Tea Selected Fine Chinese Tea & White Tea

Path to peace, joy in busy lives

◆ HARIO Syphon Coffee Maker & Glass Teapot ◆ ◆ Japan Arita- Yaki KORANSHA Porcelain ◆ ◆ Japanese Teapots - Fine TOKONAME Stoneware ◆ ◆ Japan Bee House Ceramic Teapot ◆

#1436 - 8388 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC Tel: 604.277.5868 www.avenue18.ca

Tuesday ~ Friday 11am - 6pm ◆ Saturday 11am - 5:30pm Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm (Dec. 6, 13 & 20 Only)

Give the Gift of Golf!

Pre-Season Rounds of Golf Cards on Sale Now!

Special Limited-Time Offer A Select Number Of Cards To Be Sold Save time and money on the links with our Pre-Season Rounds Card. You pick the days and rounds… we provide the savings! Up to 10 Rounds of Golf valid 7 days a week!

I learned to meditate in the most unlikely of places. In the bathroom I shared with my older brother, I would find the most interesting reading material. It was there that I became fascinated with the human mind, thanks to his psych 101 textbook. For several months, he left a book on meditation. So that’s where I began my journey to master my mind and my emotions — not in a temple, a Zen garden or an ashram, but in the cold green-tiled bathroom of our basement. I learned that I could find refuge from the anxieties of my teens and learn to tame the torrent of difficult emotions without drugs or alcohol. I learned that though I had no control over most of the circumstances of my life, I could choose how I would react to them. I learned that real peace cannot be found lying in the sun on a faraway beach and real happiness is not a future time when everything

DR. DAVIDICUS WONG HEALTHWISE

is perfect. Meditation is challenging to define as it encompasses differing practices among many cultures throughout history. It is used by many to manage stress and anxiety. It is used by others as a spiritual discipline to find meaning in their lives. It can be a mental or spiritual practice in which the practitioner intentionally focuses attention on either an object, an image or an idea. In such concentration meditation, the attention may be centred on the portrait of a saint or guru, an image in one’s mind’s eye or on an idea, such as peace, happiness or light. Alternatively, as in the case of mindfulness medi-

tation, the focus of concentration is the authentic observations, thoughts and feelings that enter one’s awareness in the present moment. With diligent practice, mindfulness can give depth, breadth and meaning to the moments of each day, and with experience, one can live more deliberately. So what is the value of meditation, and how is this different from our usual mental states? After all, aren’t we already in control of our thoughts and our actions? If you think you are, meditate a moment on that question. The opposite of mindfulness is mindlessness, in which our monkey minds jump from one thought to another, from the past to the future, and from emotion to emotion. Your usual mental state may be reactive — reacting to the urgency of the moment, unresolved sadness or anger about the past, or anxiety about the future.

LAST 2 DAYS

BUY AT OUR PRO SHOPS 800-231-4425 OR shop.semiahmoo.com

WED. & THURS. WHILE THEY LAST! ONLY!

Blaine, Washington • I-5 Exit 270

$99

FROM

GET

69

99 Reg. 129.99

SUNDAY –

$

money card

money card

HT! PER NIG THURSDAY

GET

SAVE

20 3009999

$

SAVE

20$60

$

S! T H G I N 2 CLASSIC ROOM

*Receive one $20 Outfitters now thr money card with every $50 (before taxes) youough Dec. 2, 2010. Redeem (before taxes) you spend at card for every $50 spend at Home Outfitters betone $20 money card with eve Home ry ween Dec. 3 . 16, 2010. Limit $50 one

Wed., Dec. 1st to Thurs., Dec. 2nd

s t h 3 N–iFg OR– *

When you first attempt to focus your attention on a single object, you discover how cluttered your consciousness is — with stray thoughts darting in and out of your awareness. With time and practice, you will master your attention and awareness. You will reflect on your own thoughts yet realize that you are more than just your thoughts. You will become aware of your emotional states, master them and not be washed away with them, knowing that you are more than your emotions. You will experience the sensations, pleasure and pain of being alive yet not be overwhelmed by them for you are more than your body. Through meditation you may find the peace and stillness that you seek, and through meditation you may discover the meaning and joy in your life. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at PrimeCare Medical.

Was 399.99

GREEN PAN London 9 pce cookware set While quantities last!

MAGIC BULLET EXPRESS with bonus juicer attachment

0

30, 201 Valid through December

Limit 2 per person

A SAVINGS OF OVER $99! Free night at equal or lesser value of paid nights.

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE *

Hotel Reservations: 800-770-7992 OR Book Online: Semiahmoo.com *Price based on a Classic Room. All prices in U.S. dollars. Hotel subject to availability. Taxes and resort fee not included. Restrictions apply. Rates do not apply to groups. Management reserves all rights.

ALL RUGS, ACCENT MATS & BOOT TRAYS *2nd item must be of equal or lesser value.

ALL BOXED CHRISTMAS CARDS *2nd item must be of equal or lesser value.

BUY ONE, GET ONE 50%

SAVE 50%

12013765

*

CRN

*

ALL TOWELS *2nd item must be of equal or lesser value.

ALL GLUCKSTEINHOME FLANNEL DUVET COVERS & SHEET SETS Sale 17.49 to 59.99 Reg. 34.99 to 119.99

1999

SELECTED SHOWER CADDIES Save up to $30 Reg. 44.99 - 49.99

3999

WAMSUTTA 275TC COMFORTER SETS Save up to $80 Reg. 99.99 119.99. Twin - Queen

2999

RAKKU SHOE WHEEL Save 60% Reg. 79.99

7999

Queen - King

WAMSUTTA 8 PCE BED-IN-A-BAG Save 60%. Reg. 199.99. Includes comforter, 2 shams, bedskirt & 4 pce sheet set

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION: SELECTION & BRANDS WILL VARY BY STORE: All colours, patterns and styles may not be available in all stores. RAIN CHECKS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: If an advertised item is not yet available we will offer you your choice of a comparable substitution, (if available), or a rain check. In some instances (e.g. special purchases, power buys, clearance items, bonus with purchase or seasonal items) quantities may be limited, selection may vary by store and substitutes or rain checks cannot be given. ■ 11.1H All references to regular price are to Home Outfitters’ regular price. All prices in effect Wednesday, December 1st to Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, unless otherwise specified. † Registered trademark of Hudson’s Bay Company. ® Registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.Used pursuant to license. *Receive one $20 money card with every $50 (before taxes) you spend at Home Outfitters now through Dec. 2, 2010. Redeem one $20 money card with every $50 (before taxes) you spend at Home Outfitters between Dec. 3 - 16, 2010. Limit one card for every $50.


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A21

12014174

Community

STORE CLOSING SALE! EVERYTHING MUST GO! All Sterling Silver Jewellery Starting from 50% OFF Great Unexpected Options for Christmas Gifts/Stocking Stuffers

#120-3500 MONCTON ST., STEVESTON

SUBMITTED

Students at Dixon elementary won a spot on a much sought after YVR program. Thousands of Metro Vancouver children have been getting their “wings” this fall with the airport’s The Future Lands Here tour. The Grade 5 class received a very special behind the scenes tour which took them airside for an For more photos of the tour, go up close view of 747s, A380s, and smaller Dash-8 airto www.richmond-news.com craft as they landed and took off.

Vancouver - 3057 Grandview Hwy. Richmond - 4935 No. 3 Road Porrt Coquitlam - 2748 Lougheed Hwy. Surrey - 19335 Langley Bypass Surrey/Delta - 8066 - 120 Street

• • • • •

RICHMOND SUNSET ROTARY CLUB PRESENTS

(604) 434-6012 (604) 214-2067 (778) 216-0270 (604) 533-9681 (604) 635-2028

The Tradition Continues . . . A Celebration of Fine Wines

FEATURED in our LATEST FLYER!

Tickets: $60.00

Friday, December 3rd, 2010, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road Doors Open 6:30 p.m.

Featuring: Fine world wine tastings with food provided by the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. A range of delectable eats along with wine tasting, live entertainment, wine related items, hotel stays and many silent auction items. Door prizes, raffles and FUN.

“Staycation” offer to Vive Richmond 2010 guests at Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel Richmond. $109/night includes continental breakfast. Valid December 3rd 2010. For reservations call: 604-276-2112

Tickets and Enquiries:

Dave Rogers ....................... 604-657-8945 James Westmacott............. 604-889-1119 The funds raised support our local seniors, Richmond Christmas Fund, as well as the Rotary International’s commitment on “End Polio Now” programme.

Look for our 12 page, full colour

Great Gift Ideas LIQUIDATING NOW! (Selected areas only.)

11198231

flyer distributed in this newspaper!

Media Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors


A22 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Don’t Let Hearing Loss Ruin Another Holiday! If you, or someone you love, suffers from hearing loss...Sonus can help. ! Let our certified d Hearing Care Professionals create a custom hearing solution—just for you*

! Experience our unique Patient-Centered Approach — SM

which has earned us the trust and recommendation of physicians

! Learn about our personalized follow-up care for your continued peace of mind

Ask About Our

Discover the remarkable difference a true custom hearing solution can make...for you, orr someone you love!

RISK-FREE

75-Day Trial

**

Call to Schedule a FREE Consultation:

Winnie Wong" 3:06:" Audiologist

License:

1-888-901-4709

Audiologist, Province of B.C.

Industry Experience: 9 years

www.sonus.com

0$,6275 145297/ .((,%# 8 1)%%/" +;9# !-*&'*!'

10

Come in for your

$

$10 Donation to a local food bank ‡

‡Good only at participating Sonus® locations. Limited to one $10 donation per customer buying hearing aids in the month of December. Coupon is required.

FREE

HEARING SCREENING

†Hearing screenings are always free. This is not a medical exam.

20 OFF %

TOP OF THE LINE

HEARING AIDS

§

§Good only at participating Sonus® locations. Offer valid only on the Sonus Premier™ Solution. This discount is limited to one purchase. It cannot be combined with other offers, and it does not apply to previous sales. May not be valid with all insurance benefits. See store for details. Cash value: 1/20 cent. Offer expires 12/30/10.

*Hearing aids cannot restore natural hearing. Success with hearing aids depends on a number of factors, including hearing loss severity and ability to adapt to amplification. **Hearing aids must be returned within the 75-day trial period to qualify for a full refund. © 2010 Sonus-Canada, Inc.

5174/ROPA 10.25x14


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A23

Entertainment T H E

R I C H M O N D

N E W S

Editorial enquiries? Please contact The Richmond News 5731 No.3 Road V6X 2C9 Phone: 604-270-8031 Fax: 604-270-2248 Email: editor@richmond-news.com

MUSIC

Capturing the essence of Buddy

Rising star Zachary Stevenson, who has portrayed the icon across Canada, comes to Richmond — Oh Boy!

W

hen Zachary Stevenson dons his blue suit, slicks back his hair and picks up the electric guitar, he becomes the iconic Buddy Holly. His uncanny imitation and persona of the rock ‘n’ roller landed him the plum role of Buddy Holly in the sold out Arts Club Theatre Company’s Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story production, earlier this year. “I initially was approached to perform in the full musical in Ontario,” said the 29-year-old. “I researched him, the era and his music.” Last week, the News reached Stevenson in Winnipeg, where he is performing in Back to You, the Life and Music of Lucille Starr. Stevenson has spent hours pouring over the Internet, reading about the legendary singer, as well as listening to him belt out hits such as Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day and Oh Boy. “I was very meticulous in the smallest of details about Buddy Holly because I wanted to capture his essence,” he said. “As far as looking like him, I wear glasses and have curly hair myself, so that helps.” In October of this year, Stevenson was chosen as one of the Vancouver Sun’s 10 Rising Talents to Watch for in the Arts. According to the Sun’s arts critic, Peter Birnie, the young singer has: “ … mastered a mimicry of some interesting singers, and it’s paid off.” Birnie also went on to say about Stevenson’s role in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story, production: “Zachary Stevenson nails the rock ’n’ roll legend in a full-throttle tribute that fires on all cylinders.” Stevenson laughs self-consciously when the News read him Birnie’s comments as to why he chose him as a rising star to watch. “It came out of nowhere, but it’s very encouraging,” he said. After performing Holly on stage in five different productions — in Ontario, Calgary and Vancouver — the lanky actor/singer has mastered Holly’s vocal

inflections. “I really trained on his accent marks in the lyrics so I could get all the hiccups down pat before the first show,” he added. “I polish my performance every time and it feels more and more natural. Now, I can step on stage and be Buddy.” He went on to add that: “Although Buddy’s songs were simple, he didn’t follow the typical rock formula of the times. His music is timeless because of that rock ‘n’ roll spirit he portrayed … he had a lot of energy on stage.” Stevenson said he never set out to mimic deceased music legends. While at the University of Victoria studying for a theatre degree, the budding performer developed a one-man show about Phil Ochs (an obscure American protest singer, who committed suicide in 1976 at the age of 35). Stevenson spent endless hours listening to Ochs albums in his father’s record collection. “I’d sit in my house in Parksville and play the record and play along, trying to figure out his picking pattern,” he said. Earlier this summer, his ability to recreate legendary country singer Hank Williams, earned him the nickname “dead ringer for dead singers” by Victoria’s Times Columnist. Meanwhile, Stevenson said the hits that made Buddy Holly a household name get everyone in the audience up on their feet and dancing. “Everybody also starts singing,” he said. “It is so much fun for me to see the audience get into the music as much as I do. “Some of the younger audience has told me it’s the closest they’ll get to seeing Buddy Holly perform, and the older crowd tell me they get energized and they tell me they have great memories of that era. “As long as people keep wanting the music, I’ll keep performing it.” Stevenson grew up in Parksville. As a teen, he said he was bored silly but found a haven in his high school’s theatre department. “I played in the high school band and then a couple of great teachers saw something in me and inspired me to get into theatre,” said Stevenson.

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Zachary Stevenson, who has been highly acclaimed in his performance as Buddy Holly in the Buddy Holly Story, will do a Buddy Holly tribute show at the Country Meadows Golf Club on Dec. 12 and 15. However, Stevenson has found success playing his own music as well. Stevenson, along with his songwriting partner Jeff Bryant, who also appeared in the Buddy Holly Story as Crickets’s guitarist Tommy Allsup, have formed their own band, the humorous folk-pop duo, The Human Statues. “I guess you can describe our music as influenced primarily by early pop like The Beatles, but with a modern twist,” he said. “We are often compared to the Barenaked Ladies … but we aren’t a novelty act.”

JOIN THE SOCKEYES RUN! NEXT HOME GAME

12013754

THURS., DEC. 2 VS. ABBOTSFORD PILOTS

All home games @ 7:30pm, Minoru Arena 7511 Minoru Gate

Meanwhile, Stevenson is thrilled about coming back reviving his successful Buddy Holly impersonation. For his two upcoming shows at Country Meadows Golf Club, Stevenson will perform two, 40-minute sets of Buddy Holly’s top hits, as well as a few Christmas songs for good measure. The show takes place, Sunday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 15. Dinner buffet starts at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.95. For information or to reserve your tickets, call 604-241-4652 or visit www.countrymeadowsgolfcourse.ca.

CLIP & SCORE BIG SAVINGS!

2 Adults for $8.00 2 Students for $5.00 2 Seniors for $5.00 Support the exciting world of Junior Hockey

BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

mhopkins@richmond-news.com


A24 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News Time: 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Place: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. Price: $20 adults/$18 students & seniors ($15 per person for groups of 10 or more) Tickets at door, cash only. Seating is limited. Email for reservations: operanights@richmond.ca For more information, visit the website: www. richmond.ca/minoruchapel

November 25 - January 22, 2011 Exhibition Opening More Often than Always/Less Often than Never Starting from Alfred Jarry’s invention of ‘pataphysics’ (the science of imaginary solutions), artists from around the world are invited to engage with notions of impossibility, uncertainty and the imaginary, which challenge standardized formulations of the allowable, acceptable, logical or feasible. A call for imaginary solutions to real questions, curated by Noxious Sector (Doug Jarvis and Ted Hiebert}. Artists: Hannah G., Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix, Tetsushi Higashino, Gordon Lebredt, Chikako Maria Mori and Boris Nieslony, François Mathieu, Arjuna Neuman, and Anne-Marie Proulx. Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. Panel discussion: Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. This event is for all ages. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. For more information contact: Richmond Art Gallery Phone: 604-247-8312 Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Price: This event is free December 1-31, 2010 Santa’s at Lansdowne Centre Santa has arrived at Lansdowne Mall. Have your picture taken with Santa. Also, Santa’s bringing the Polar Bear Circus to Lansdowne Centre. Hop aboard the Holiday Train, ride the Winter Carousel! Location: Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Rd. and Alderbridge Way Website: www.lansdown-centre.com Phone: 604-270-1344 December 1, 2010 Minoru Chapel Opera Nights The City of Richmond’s Art, Culture and Heritage Services team is delighted to partner with three celebrated Lower Mainland opera companies to present Minoru Chapel Opera Nights. The audience will have the opportunity to hear selections from classic operas masterfully performed in an intimate and historic setting, a place that is typically enjoyed only by wedding guests and movie crews. Tonight’s performers: Burnaby Lyric Opera is a resident company of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts where it annually presents a full scale opera production and a Sunday afternoon series. With a mandate to give emerging professional and semi-professional opera singers in British Columbia the opportunity to sing leading roles in fully-staged operas, the company plays a pivotal role in the development of major careers. More information at www.burnabylyricopera. org

owls that make Richmond their home. This event is for all ages and runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. Price: $4 per person Pre-registration is required. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188

December 4, 2010 Cherelle Jardine presents Musical Expressions with The Jardines The Jardines are Cherelle and Ajaye, a mother daughter band from Richmond. The band is a mixture of street smarts and innocence, meshing their life experiences and creating an ageless body of work that the listener can enjoy. 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. For more information www.cherellejardine.com. This event is for all ages. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. For more information contact: Musical Expressions Phone: 604-247-8300 Website: www.cherellejardine.com Time: 8 p.m. Place: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Price: $11, includes HST, available at the Cultural Centre.

December 5, 2010 Steveston Winter Market November 2010 — April 2011 The 2010 Steveston Farmers and Artisans Winter Market is here. The Steveston Winter Market Gulf of Georgia Cannery will hold a farmer’s market indoors hosting craft and food vendors every other of hearts. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 Time and tickets: www.gatewaytheatre.com/ p.m. whatsonm2.html Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Fourth Ave. Website: www.gatewaytheatre.com Website: www.sfam.ca Phone: 604-270-1812 Phone: 604-729-7326

December 4, 2010 Richmond Youth Honour Choir Elementary and Secondary.

December 5, 2010 BCRMTA Pre-Grade/General Recitals Time: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

December 11, 2010 BCRMTA City Hall Performances (Winter Wonderland) Time: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. Address: 6911 No. 3 Rd. Admission Fees: Free Please bring some can foods for food bank donation. Website: www.bcrmta.com Phone: 604.268.9559 December 12, 2010 BCRMTA Aberdeen Centre Performances Time: Sunday, 2 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Address: Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way Admission: free Website: www.bcrmta.com Phone: 604.268.9559 December 12, 2010 Song of Mary The Richmond Chorus offers a selection of Mary-music from the Baroque period to the present day. This traditional concert always presents a variety of carols and audience singing. Location: Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Way Website: www.roca.ca Phone: 604-276-2747

Pictures with Santa

Time: 3 p.m. Location: Gilmore Park United Church -8060 No. 1 Rd. Price: Adult $10, Students and Seniors $5 For more information email: info@richmondyouthhonourchoir.org December 5, 2010 Pre-Grade/General Recitals Time: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Location: Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No. 2 Rd. December 5, 2010 A Night for Owls at the Richmond Nature Park A presentation of live owls from O.W.L. Get up close and personal with some of the amazing

Address: Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No. 2 Rd. Admission: $2 per person or $5 per family Website: www.bcrmta.com Phone: 604-268-9559 December 9 - 31, 2010 Annie, the Musical at the Gateway Theatre A favourite of kids, parents, dog lovers and optimists, Annie is the delightfully heart-warming story of a Depression era orphan who finds happiness with a grouchy millionaire. Adorable orphans, a loveable stray, lots of great singing and dancing, and a happy ending for everyone who could ask for more? Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including It’s the Hard Knock Life and the buoyantly cheerful Tomorrow, Annie will charm even the tiniest

December 19, 2010 Steveston Winter Market November 2010 - April 2011 The 2010 Steveston Farmers and Artisans Winter Market is here. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery will hold a farmer’s market indoors hosting craft and food vendors every other Time: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: www.sfam.ca Phone: 604-729-7326

Presented with support of

More at richmond.ca/events. To register for arts programs for all ages, visit richmond.ca/guide.


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A25

Sports

T H E

R I C H M O N D

N E W S Editorial enquiries? Please contact The Richmond News 5731 No.3 Road V6X 2C9 Phone: 604-998-3615 (ext: 3615) Fax: 604-270-2248 Email: mbooth@richmond-news.com

Young Wildcats head north in search of provincial glory BY MARK BOOTH

mbooth@richmond-news.com

They might be ahead of their time but don’t tell that to the McMath Wildcats. The Steveston school is in Prince George this week competing at the B.C. “AAA” Girls Volleyball Championships and trying to become the first McMath team to taste provincial glory at the senior level. The Wildcats have been seeded seventh after winning the Lower Mainland championship by defeating Little Flower Academy. What makes the feat even more impressive is a roster that features just one Grade 12 player which puts the program in a terrific position for 2011. Still, coach Bezan Irani can’t see why his team can’t make plenty of noise now. “This is a good group of girls who have shown much improvement since the start of the season,” said Irani who also coaches many of them with the Air Attack club program. “I believe we have a good chance and we’re also adding a couple of juniors who should only make us better.” McMath is led by power hitter Juliana Kaufmanis, while Kristen Almhjell has shown her versatility by first excelling at set-

ter and libero before also becoming a power hitter. Cristina Lopez has thrived at setter and Grade 12 Alexandra Franklin is another key player. The Wildcats finished second in the Richmond Cup — losing a heartbreaker to the McRoberts Strikers in the championship match. The Strikers are also off to the provincials this week — competing at the “AAAA” level in Nanaimo. They have been seeded 12th. Meanwhile, the Wildcats finished fifth as co-hosts of last week’s 24-team provincial junior girls championships. They won round robin pool games the against Seaquam Seahawks and College Heights Cougars to finish first in their group. McMath then defeated Kilarney Cougars losing a quarter-final heart breaker to the Kelowna Christian Knights. The Wildcats regrouped and got past the Surrey Christian Falcons and Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils of Coquitlam to lock up fifth. Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breakers toppled Kelowna Christian in the championship match. McMath’s Natasha Magnus was named a tournament first team all-star, while Rebecca Hansen was selected to the second team.

MARK BOOTH/RICHMOND NEWS

McMath Wildcats Katrina Tolentino soars high to send the ball over the net during last week’s B.C. Junior Girls Volleyball Championships. The co-hosts finished fifth.

Griffins finish 6th at B.C. Boys “AA” Soccer Championships of-the-game. Next was against David Thompson from Invermere and the Griffins scored early and often in a 6-2 victory. Kevin Wong had a great game netting four goals to earn MVP honours, while Arvin Nikseresht and JV Cortez had the other tallies. The last game in pool play was against Rockridge. A sluggish opening half resulted in the West Vancouver school enjoying a 2-1 lead. The second half, however, was a different story as Palmer totally dominated scoring three straight goals en route to a 4-2 win. Wong continued to fill the net,

10065695

TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST • Transfer Cases • Automatic 604-278-1111

2010 Maple Leaf

$20 Crystal Raindrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$

the backline. Palmer closed out the tournament in a battle for fifth against DW Poppy. The Langley school enjoyed a 2-0 lead with 15 minutes remaining when Andre Perez made a brilliant solo run and finished off with a very impressive goal. Mladenov then put his team on equal terms when he got on the end of a corner kick with just 30 seconds remaining. The team proceeded to a penalty kick shootout with the Griffins coming out on the short end of a 4-3 margin. Perez earned player-of-the-game honours, while Wong’s eight goals earned him the Golden Boot Award as the tourna-

ment’s top scorer, “I am very proud of this year’s team as we improved in each game as the season went on,” said coach Paul Eberhardt. “All of the boys should be very proud of this accomplishment. However, I am looking forward to the start of the basketball season as we won’t have to worry about playing in -5 degree temperatures.” Corner Kicks… • The Hugh Boyd Trojans also participated at the “AA” provincials and finished 10th. The Trojans went 1-2 in round-robin play and then split a pair of placement games, including a 1-0 win over Lambrick Park.

NO TAX

104.95

2010 100th Anniversary $ Royal Canadian Navy Proof Dollar . . . . .

52.95

2010 $20 Crystal Snowflake Set of 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$

NO TAX

199.90

2010 $5 Olympic $ Hockey Gold Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NO TAX

2010 Specimen Set

NO TAX

74.95

Baby Lynx or Harrier Hawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49.95 EACH

$

Western Coin & Stamp #2-6380 No. 3 Road, 604-278-3235 (Next to Staples, across from Richmond Centre)

12013523

RICHMOND’S BEST

scoring twice. Neil Kandola and Andre Perez also found the back of the net.Arjun Dhillon had a great game of distributing the ball in midfield and he was selected as Palmer’s player-of-the-game. The second place finish in pool play put the Griffins in a battle for fifth to eight hplace. In the first playoff game against Valleyview from Kamloops, the Griffins played what was perhaps their best half of the season — jumping out to a 3- 0 lead. Wong continued his scoring streak, netting a pair, while Alberto Montoto scored the other goal in a 3-1 win. Ogy Mladenov was the player-ofthe-game for his rock solid play on

12013557

The RC Palmer Griffins senior boys soccer team capped an impressive season with a sixth place finish at last week’s Provincial “AA” Championships held in Burnaby. After a 5-1 win over crosstown rivals Hugh Boyd in the Vancouver/Richmond Zone championship game, the Griffins moved onto the 16-team tournament excited to meet the best B.C. had to offer. Palmer got off to a slow start, falling 3-0 to a very strong Fraser Valley Christian side. Goalkeeper Ranjodh Hare made several key stops to keep his team in the game and was selected Palmer’s player-

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish you all the best

Michal Dotan

Financial Advisor 120-8291 Ackroyd Road Richmond, BC V6X 3K5

604-231-1999

www.edwardjones.com Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund


A26 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Sports 3rd period eruption powers Sockeyes to seventh straight win NO LONGER AT CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS

Richmond Sockeyes Aaron Oakley turns away this Ice Hawks scoring chance.

Limited Time Offer: When you book

a Complete New Patient Examination with X-rays and Cleaning, you will receive a FREE Oral-B Electric Toothbrush.

Please bring this ad to your appointment. This ad has no cash value. Offer ends on December 31, 2010.

! !

#300 - 6091 Gilbert Road,Richmond

Dr. Teri Norfolk

Welcomes All New and Existing Patients

give.uwlm.ca Please give.

604-273-0575

RichmondFamilyDental.ca

Mason shining for Falcons Elliott Mason has wasted little time in making an impression with the Langara Falcons men’s basketball team. The former Burnett standout was named B.C. Colleges Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of road wins over the Quest Kermodes. The 6-foot-5 rookie’s ability to play a number of positions has allowed him to step into a starting role. Mason came into week three as the league’s second leading rebounder, averaging nine per game. In a 82-68 win over Quest, Mason spearheaded his team’s effort with his 27 points and six rebounds — playing 35 minutes and shooting 71 per cent from the field. In the second meeting, he was eight-for-eight from the field and had 20 of the Falcons 41 first half points. Despite injuring himself and having to leave the game early in the fourth quarter, Mason finished with 24 points and five rebounds. He was 10 for 11 from the field and two for three from the free throw line as the Falcons defeated the Kermodes, 80-71.

SANTA'S 7TH ANNUAL

1 Read.

Read Autofind in the paper every weekend.

2 Click.

1. Go to richmond-news.com/autofind 2. Search by STOCK# 3. Get details & photos of cars you choose

3 Drive.

Contact the dealer, check out your new ride and drive home. Easy, right?

www.richmond-news.com/autofind

INVENTORY BLOWOUT AT SPORTSTOWN SOCCER SHOP Dec. 1st-30th

20%-60% OFF Every In-Stock Item

SPORTSTOWN BC SOCCER SHOP 4991 No. 5 Rd. • 604-273-7366

11241794

Help us prevent kids from making bad choices.

Free Oral–B ElectricToothbrush for New Patients

For the second time this season, the Delta Ice Hawks left Minoru Arena wondering what had hit them. In a clash between the top teams in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League, the Sockeyes erupted for four unanswered third period goals en route to a 5-3 victory last Thursday. The result extended Richmond’s win streak to seven games and ended Delta’s at 10. The visitors enjoyed a 3-1 third period lead until the Sockeyes kicked their game into overdrive. A trio of Seafair Minor Hockey products led the comeback as Kyzen Loo pulled his team within a goal and Mitchell Smith tied it with 5:34 remaining. Less than two minutes later, Jeremy Hamaguchi notched the game winner when he pounced on a turnover. Sebastian Pare sealed it with an empty-netter. The game was similar to the first meeting in Richmond between the cross-river rivals when the Ice Hawks blew a 41 third period cushion and lost in a shootout. Despite a 194-4 record, Delta coach Dave McLellan suggests his team better learn how to close out games at Minoru if they want to realize their expectations. “You could tell in the third period they really wanted to score and were throwing pucks in the right areas,” said McLellan. “We didn’t respond well to it. To their credit, in their rink, they certainly know how to use the bounces. Just the chips out and the way they run their zone. We need to learn to play better in here. We can’t always be relying on foot races to loose pucks.” Richmond (18-3-3) returns to action Thursday when the Abbotsford Pilots visit at 7:30 p.m.


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A27

Sports

CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS

Former Olympic and World champion Kosei Inoue of Japan hosted a one day clinic for the Steveston Judo Club last Sunday at the Steveston Community Centre.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

SEE US FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER NEEDS

Dec. 4th & 5th, Dec. 11th & 12th, Dec. 18th through 23rd 1pm - 5pm each day 4"x6" - $5 each *Cash Only

NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR...

FREE RANGE TURKEYS

FRESH GRADE “A” TURKEYS

The 'Wake Up Santa Party'

at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall

Saturday, December 4th

Schedule:

ORDER YOUR SPECIALTY ITEMS TOO-

10 am SHARP • Wake Up Santa

• RTE OLD FASHIONED HAMS • BANQUET RIBS • PORK OR LAMB CROWN ROASTS • DUCKS & GEESE

1pm - 5pm • Photos With Santa ($5 each) • Sublime Art Supplies Coloring Station • Christmas Cartoons

Seafair Gourmet Meats

Seafair Shopping Centre (No. 1 Rd. & Francis) 604-274-4740

12013143

SGM

12014479

• MANY MORE IN-STORE SPECIALS • QUALITY FROZEN GOODS • HUGE SELECTION OF MARINADES & SPICES

Spend quality time with Santa instead of waiting in line. Only $5 per photo... and just 15 minutes from the tunnel!

Over 45 Fine Shops & Services www.TsawwassenTownCentreMall.com • 604.943.1735


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A29

EMPLOYMENT MARKETPLACE 1270

1220

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Career Services/ Job Search

P/t, f/t, administration support required by physical activity and sport education consultants located in Richmond. • Excellent spoken and written English • Strong computer skills • Data entry • Shipping, receiving, inventory • Strong interpersonal skills • Highly organized process oriented • Ability to multi-task • Quick worker, attention to detail • Good phone manner and customer service driven Please email cover letter with salary expectations and resume to: psap@jwsporta.ca Closing date December 17

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com nfo@canscribe.com

1240

General Employment

Capoeira Ache Brasil seeking Capoeira Inst/Perf. Min. 3 yrs exp. as instructor. Must sing & perf. Brazilian dance. Portuguese nec. $26/hr. 30 hr wk. info@achebrasil.com DON GUACAMOLE’S seeking F/T Food Serv. Supervisor. Comp. highschool & sev. yrs of exp. a must. Spanish lang. an asset but not mandatory. $13.50/hr. oviedo781@hotmail.com

TRUCKING & DELIVERY COORDINATOR

required to coordinate product moves between branches & deliveries to customers, schedule our own trucks or work with 3rd party trucking companies. Must have strong people & organizational skills and the ability to prioritize. Sales/service experience, a general understanding of commercial trucks & computer skills are assets. Please forward resumes to: jobs@containerwest.com

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

1310

$18/hr e-res: info@skylinesolutions.ca

1250

Hotel Restaurant

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Journeyman Mechanic with Ford diesel training. Excellent benefit package and competitive wages, full-time position. Apply in person to Service Manager at S.L. Ford Sales in Slave Lake, Alberta. Fax resume to 780-849-3333 or email to k-riddel@dealeremail.com.

RAMADA LTD.

is now interviewing for the position of

Night Auditor

Must be able to work Tuesday thru Friday, 11pm - 7am. Must be knowledgeable with spreadsheets and computers. Hotel experience preferred. Apply in person 7188 Westminster Hwy. or fax resume to 604-207-9466

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

100%KONACOFFEE&BLENDS. LOCALLY roasted to order.The Perfect foodie gift.$55lb Indulge! coffeeofkona@gmail.com A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca MINK WAIST Jacket & Stole. Perfect Cond. $1500obo. Elec f/p insert w remote, as new, $150obo. American Beauty Rose China. Assorted Royal Albert Cups and Saucers. Assorted Xmas Deco Call 604-277-5490

Trades/Technical

NAPD in Vancouver is currently looking for individuals with land/ marine pile driving experience. If you are looking for a career as one of the following: ● Bridgman Pile Driver ● Bridgman Pile Driving Foreman ● Pile Driving Crane Operator we would like to hear from you. To apply today, please visit our careers page at www.nacg.ca

SKYLINE seeking F/T Cleaning Supervisor. Must have compl. high school & sev. yrs of exp.

2060

Office Personnel

TECHNICIAN REQUIRED. Bow Valley Ford, Canmore, Alberta. Great working conditions in a very busy shop with great rates & full benefits package. Contact Joe Hawkeye, 403-679-2270. Fax 403-679-2271. Email: jhawkeye@bowvalleyford.com.

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

2 AKC registered Yorkie terriers jmdouglas001@gmail.com

1410

AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL PUPS. Purebred, white, vetchecked, all shots, tails docked. $400. 604-858-5528

Programs Available ■ Accounting ■ Payroll ■ IT ■ Business Administration ■ Web Design ■ Home Inspection ■ Medical Office Assistant ■ Office Administration ■ Resident Care Attendant ■

“I used to work for Big Box Stores for a little more than minimum wage with empty promises of advancement! I am no longer a statistic of the working poor” R.F.Richmond

Many individual courses also available

Why not call NOW to see if career training is right for you! Daytime 604-270-3907 Evenings Call Scot 778-895-3501 6531 Buswell Street, one block from Richmond Centre Financial Aid available for qualified applicants

www.academyoflearning.com

AMERICAN PIT BULL puppies $500, 9 wks, 2 male, 2 female, 1st shots, vet check 604-828-8819 www.thunderkennel.webs.com AUSTRALIAN BLUE HEELER pups. 1st shots, vet ✔, ready to go. View parents. 604-572-7249

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed. $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561 BICHON/SHIH ZU pups, view parents, 1 shot vet ck. rdy, Dec 15 dep req. $450.00 604 936 6604

BLACK LAB puppies 1 shots, dewormed, PB non reg, $300. 604-819-1729 or 604-794-3438

2075

Furniture

DINING SUITE - Oak/Buffet/ 6Chairs/Table+2Leaves excellent condition 604-271-5045

BLK LAB pups 2 M & 2 F, family raised ready Dec 11., vet checked $600. 604-991-4158 Chilliwack

2075

Furniture

★ Extra 50% Off SALE Price ★ FURNITURE LIQUIDATION Just arrived from the PACIFIC PALISADES HOTEL

Adjustable Sealy Queen Bed with frame Frame rests on 4 wheels with breaks and comes with a head board mount. The head and foot part can be adjusted separately from each other and each part has a massage feature, easily controlled via included remote control. The bed comes with Primu dreamer memory foam mattress in a Tempurpedic breathable/waterproof mattress cover. The bed has never been in contact with smoke, pets and has no damage (spillage, burns etc.). Similar models sell for $5000, paid $3800 6 months ago. Willing to part for $2900obo. Call 778-384-1210

2080

Garage Sale

Richmond WHOLESALERS WAREHOUSE Moving & Clearance Sale Open to public Mon to Sat 11am - 5 pm

Huge selection of pre-owned furniture Any Size Mattress $99, Headboards $50,Nite Tables $50, from high end Vancouver Hotels Dressers $100,Sofa Beds $200, Banquet Chairs $15, Any 27” TV $25!Armoires Any Size Mattress $99! Lamps $20,Only TV’s $30, $100, Drapes $30 Sofabeds $149, $40 Dressers $99, Chairs $19 Mini-bars ...and much more! Lamps $10, Mirrors...and MUCH MORE 250 Terminal Ave @ Main St, Vancouver Hours: Mon to Fri 9-5 +Sat 10-2 Visit ★Anizco★ Liquidators Visit ★ANIZCO ★Liquidators 604-682-2528 250 Terminal Ave, Vancouver www.anizco.com 604-682-2528 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9-5, Sat: 10-2 www.anizco.com

2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-ofseason factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE-1-800-668-5111 ext.170.

604-630-3300

Dogs

604-270-1050 $1items, gift items, electronics, food items & MUCH MORE !!

3508

Dogs

BOXER - CKC registered. Flashy fawn male boxers. Champion dam. Top lines. Mom is pictured at boxerdog.ca/jewel. $975/each. Call 604-596-2090 or 604-614-0952 or 604-792-9003

LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820

LAB PUPS, yellow, m/f, shots, dewormed, $450. family raised Call 604-701-1587

FEMALE MALTIPOO. 2 Yrs old. Sweet tempered. Fully trained. All shots. $600. Call 604-514-3598

3535

LAB/RETR. PUPS:FIRST shots/ dewormed. 3 black males left. 7wks on Nov.29. 604-856-8636 PITBULL PUPS, Blue Nose Rasors Edge/Gotti Lines. Wide Low & Very Bullie. $1000, call/text for info 604-819-6006

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. On-campus working farm. Small town environment. 2-year diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

The Richmond News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

RARE! CHOCOLATE, Blue French Bulldogs, 604-802-6934 www.westcoastrarebulldogs.com GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, males, ready to go, dewormed, shots, $600. 604-792-9850

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK pups, 1 shots, dewormed, only 3 left $1000. Ph 604-845-4113

LAB PUPPIES ready to go vet ✔ dewormed & vac. yellow, choc & blk females $475. 604-793-5185

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES for sale. Family-farm raised, great family dog, low-shedding. Vetchecked, de-wormed, 1st shots. $400. 778-888-9132

ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC Reg. Malti V-1 rated, top blood lines, Health Cert. 604-535-9994

SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $1,100. 250-295-6280 normanstd@yahoo.com

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

SOJIN UPRIGHT apt sized piano, cream colour, as new. $550 obo. Call btwn 5pm-10pm 604-946-4017

2120

Sports Equipment

PING PONG table, standard size, $150 obo. great family gift. Call 604-241-1237

To advertise call

604-630-3300

5020

Computer/ Internet

WEBSITE TONIGHT All the tools you will ever need at http://www.IansDomains.com

5035

Financial Services

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Let us help. We have over 20 years experience helping Canadians just like you. Contact us for a free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or toll-free 1-877-556-3500. GET RESULTS! In a few easy clicks you can post a classified ad. Best value for your dollars reach readers across Canada. Pay a fraction of the cost you would compared to booking ads in individual areas. www.communityclassifieds.ca

4060 JENNY - Lab Ret/Kelpie X/Large/ Young/Female. Sweet energetic girl needs a break. Easy in the home. Loves hiking/swimming/ toys/hugs. playful growl & boisterous with other dogs. Wary of strangers/new situations & will alert bark. Blooms with consistent handlers. A more rural, quiet home may be best. Visit the dogs at Vancouver Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave 604-871-6885.

Musical Instruments

Livestock/ Poultry

Cares!

BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 3 flashy brindle males, 1 reverse, chipped, wormed & shots, ready now, 604-987-0020

2105

Shedding light on community issues

2300 Simpson Rd. Richmond

Sell it in the Classifieds

LAB X Husky pups, well mannered, indr trained, beautiful green eyes$350 Al 604-834-4300

To advertise in the Classifieds call:

604-630-3300

FULL YEAR SEASONED Alder, Birch & Maple Firewood, Split & Delivered. 604-825-9264

Dogs

EDUCATION Take Control of Your Life and Your Career!

2070

Fuel

604-724-7652

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Education

Furniture

Cats

HEATED HOODED cat bed, and adjustable black soft sided carrying case. 604-824-8487

3508

2075

GRAD DRESS ALERT!!

Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? 3 Dresses available! Worn only ONE time. Will sacrifice @ 1/2 price from original price!! Original Total Value Paid $1250 + taxes. Size Small: Blue dress asking $75, Size 4: Red dress asking $275, and Size 6: Black dress asking $275, again only worn once, mint condition!!! Call or email for photos and info at: 604-880-0288 mandi_babi@hotmail.com Serious buyers only please!

3508 3507

For Sale Miscellaneous

Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161 ***NEED INSTANT CASH FAST? 1st and 2nd Private Mortgage Loans up to 90% at Competitive Rates! Quick Closings! Call Daman Lehal – Broker/Owner – at 1-888-375-3631 or daman.lehal@eqlending.ca!***

5040 4530

Travel Destinations

SUNNY SPRING Specials At Florida’s Best Beach New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621.

@

place your ad online @ http://classified.van.net

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today.

Ads continued on next page


A30 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! Full /Part time positions available - Will train. On-Line Data Entry, Typing Work, E-mail Reading, PC/Clerical Work, Homemailers, Assembling Products. HURRY, SPOTS GO FAST! www.CanadianJobsFromHome.com LAMONTAGNE FUNDRAISING (chocolates) requires p/t sales reps in all areas of BC. Earn $10,000 per year from your home. Perfect position for active parents. gaucoin@lamontagne.ca

5070

Money to Loan

Get Cash Today!

Use your vehicle as collateral Borrow up to $10,000!

Real Car Cash Loans

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422 * AT WE BUY HOMES *

We Offer Quick Cash For Your House

Damaged Home! Older Home! Difficulty Selling! Call us first! No Fees! No Risks! 604-626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com * ATTENTION * WE BUY HOUSES WE CASH YOU OUT FAST!

We Also Take Over Your Payment Until Your House Is Sold. No Fees! No Risk!

Call us First! 604-700-4419

● DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

High Pymts/Expired Listing/No Equity?

We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees.

604-777-5046

6050

Out Of Town Property

LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS Full acres & more! Starting at $89/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Guaranteed Owner Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Close to Tucson Int’l Airport. Recorded Message 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or www.SunsitesLandRush.com

6052

Real Estate Investment

★Less Than perfect credit OK★ Low down payment, I have a nice home for you! Rent To OWN! Call Kim 604-628-6598 TIMESHARE CANCEL. Were you misled when you purchased a Timeshare? Get out NOW with contract cancellation! STOP paying Mortgage and Maintenance! 100% Money back Guaranteed. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.

Call Kristen today (604) 786 - 4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

5505

Legal/Public Notices

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL & FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1 866 972 7366). www.PardonServicesCanada.com

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

uSELLaHOME.com

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 Poco Brand NEW 2842sf 5br 3.5ba w/suite, pick your colours $699K 825-1512 id5274 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 2450sf 4br 4ba quiet location $529,900 575-8729 id5270 Sry Newton 7500sf 14br 9ba home w/suites, 10,000sf lot $799K 604-825-3280 id5273

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,000 down $1,800/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6030

Lots & Acreage

6035

Mobile Homes

EAGLEHOMES.CA NEW HOME AND LAND in the Shuswap! Doublewides and Singlewides...No Pad Rent! Close to shopping and recreation. Alice: 250-819-0047 mark@eaglehomes.ca

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

OKANAGAN VIEW ACREAGE 10 acre view property, eastern hillside, upper Carmi Road (lot 4 Deerfield) Penticton, BC.. on school bus route, 6 km Paved Road to Penticton Regional Hospital. Power to Property Line. 1000 +/- Foot Frontage on Paved Road. City View and Okanagan Lake. View North to Peachland. Own your own piece of the beautiful Okanagan Valley for $375,000. Contact owners donaclair@shaw.ca

Christmas Calendar 1655

Fairs/Bazaars

Christmas Sale!

South Arm United Church Saturday December 4th 9 am - noon Crafts, Baking, and More! Corner of no. 3 rd & Steveston Hwy

Apartments & Condos

2BR+2BA, 7831 Westminster Hy, Sview,15thFl,w/d,f/p,n/p, $1600, Avail Dec 12, 604-771-6596

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $322,888. 604-726-0677

6020

6505

1655

Fairs/Bazaars

Encore Art Group’s Annual Art Sale Choose from 100’s of items at great prices. Decorative framed art, stretched canvases, and Official Olympic Posters. Nov. 18 & 19 10am - 8pm Nov. 20 10am - 5pm Nov. 25 & 26 10am - 8pm Nov. 27 10am - 5pm Dec. 2 & 3 10am - 8pm Dec. 4 10am -5 pm 110 – 6311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond. On the corner of No 2 Rd and Westminster Hwy.

MERIDIAN GATE by Polygon #4 Road and Odlin, 2 Bdrms, 2 baths and 1 parking, Clubhouse! 1 yr lease, asking $1450, no pets, non smoking! Annie 604-767-2786 PALOMA 2 – Richmond, 2 br & den 2 bath 18th flr, brand new. Near Skytrain & Richmond Center $1800 RANCHO MGMT 604-696-4483

6508

Apt/Condos

10951 MORTFIELD RD. RICHMOND

1 bdrms from $915 2 bdrms from $1092 3 bdrms from $1273

Includes heat, hot water, D/W, Outdoor pool, gym & visual intercom. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds. Move-in bonus. Call for details. Follow us on twitter.com/capreit

RENTALS 604-275-2664 www.caprent.com

1 & 2 BR, 1 ba, brand new, No. 3 & WMinsterhwy, $750-$925, 1 yr lease, N/s, N/p. 604-630-1903 1 BR apt Richmond downtown, suite & bldg reno’d, new appls, ns np $950. 778-996-9195 $750 1 BR, Bennett, Rmd Centre Nr McDonalds, W/W, Stv, Frg, Laundry. 447-1563 or 937-5427 FURN’D 3BR Rmd 3 & Williams, Jan. 1 - Apr 1, $1020 incl heat. Refs, ns, np: 604-275-0242

CALL 604 946-1094

CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M

Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Office/Retail Rent

Office Space- 353sf in professional office bldg, 2nd flr, elevator & secure indoor prkg. 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. Ph: Gertie’s Cell 604-306-4563 or email: henneken@shaw.ca

6602

Duplexes - Rent

6522

FULLY FURN’D 1 Br. ns, np, avail now, $730 incl util, cble, int, ref’s req. Suits 1. 604-277-7517

Here's How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

1 BR bach ste, max 1 brand new n/s, n/p $700 incl cbl& utils, no ldry.Avail Immed. 604-715-9051 2 BR new bsmt, np, ns, $1000 incl utils, parking, Avail Now, Please call 604-214-9279; 604-764-8086 2 BR, Oldfield Ave. Nr school/bus avail now or Dec 15, share wd, np, ns 604-618-2015 after 2pm 2 BR suite upper level, 13051 Blundell, deck $850 incl utils, ns, np, avail immed, 604-728-5258 2 BR Suits Single. grnd lvl @ 4th & Granville, np, ns, no ldry, refs, priv ent, $850 incl heat/ hydro. couples rent neg. 604-244-7862 3 BR ground level, own wd, newly renod, Granville & Railway near schools & bus, $1180+ shared utils, now, ns, np, 604-809-7238 BACH COTTAGE, central Rmd, suits single prof. ns, np, $750 incl utils, now, no wd, 604-277-6333

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

RMD, NO. 2 Rd & Moncton. Large 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $850/mo incl hydro/cbl/’net. 604-671-0178

6605

Townhouses Rent

3 BR, 2 ba Twnhse $1,475. Parksville @ Francis. 1153 sf, N/p N/s, 1 yr lease. 604-630-1903

ACROSS

1. Slang for debutante 4. Gymnastic floor pad 7. ___-Magnon man 10. Hear ye 12. NYC musical theater 14. Swiss river 15. Tabula ___: table of alphabets 17. Israeli dance 18. Interpret 19. Trickeries 20. Bears 22. OM (var.) 23. Roman household god

DOWN

7005 JUNE’S MASSAGE

Body Work Treat, train couple sex problems, pain. DON’T WORK NO CHARGE within 10 min.

RMD 3 BR, 1.5 bath, 5 appl, nr schools, shops, bus, n/p, n/s, $1300. Immed 604-277-6853

Furnished Accommodation

Like puzzles? Then you'll love Sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your Sudoku savvy to the test!

Suites/Partial Houses

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6515

Fun By The Numbers

SOUTH SURREY- 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dbl gar, 2 y.o. roof....$1,388/M

DELTA WEST

4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.

SUDOKU

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds..$1,388/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,988/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 4 bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M

FOR LEASE

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

(604) 812-3718 OR (604) 786-4663

Houses - Rent

9771 #2. 6BR, 3.5 bath, new paint 2850sf, lease, np, ns, now, $2900 Eric 604-723-7368 Prop.Mngt.

6565

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

6540

www.sexclinic.tw

$40UP IN/OUT Cell: 604-603-3638

Ads continued on next page

1. Many backs 2. Fits over eye 3. Grew into 4. A great rani 5. ____ and Andy, radio & TV show 6. Seamen 7. Pauses 8. Radioactivity unit 9. Mined metal mineral 11. Immediate memory 13. First king of Israel 16. Not awake 18. Summarized 21. Larry & Curly’s sidekick 24. At the peak

25. Swarming grasshopper 28. = to 100 centimos 31. Showily imitative of art 32. Chinese tree flower 33. Two corresponding items 34. Gift covering 39. Killer ___: comic supervillain 40. End 41. No. wind in SE France 42. More monolithic 45. Filament + anther 48. Arrived extinct 49. Former capital of Brazil

51. Send out waves 54. Civil Rights group 56. Emerald Isle 58. Spanish cubist painter Juan 59. Japanese dish 60. No (Scottish) 61. Ethnic group in China 62. Loud lament 63. Disk jockeys 64. A waterproof raincoat 65. Point midway between S and SE

26. Mix with a spoon 27. God of sky (Scandinavian) 29. Astronaut 30. Puts together in time 34. Legal document issued by a court 35. Religious beads 36. B. Fuller’s dome 37. ____ Alto, California city 38. Largest continent’s inhabitants 39. Ed Murrow’s employer 43. Removes writing 44. Abundant wealth 46. Actor ___ Norton 47. Near in space or time

50. To state as an opinion 52. Ancient Biblical region 53. ____ Turner, rock singer 55. Am. ornithologists’ journal 56. Bring to a conclusion 57. Br. dominion over India

Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events and Services ...and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering

6 ads for the price of 3

in Christmas Corner till December 25.

Call 604-630-3300 and book today.


The Richmond News December 1, 2010 A31

Call ThE Experts DRAINAGE & EXCAVATING See us in the Yellow Pages

❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

TREE SERVICE

MAGNOLIA TREE SERVICE, LANDSCAPE & FENCE INSTALATIONWCB Insured

Commercial/Residential Drainage Repairs Ditch Infills & Culverts Installed Broken Driveways Removed Sand, Gravel & Topsoil Deliveries

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

30 years experience

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 604-214-0661

FREE ESTIMATE: 604-278-5014

PLUMBING & HEATING

CALL OUR EXPERTS

Plumbing Service & Repairs Boilers & Furnaces Gas Work Heating System Service Special

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

Only $85 Mention This Ad

604.868.7062

FREE ESTIMATES

604-630-3300

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Richmond Plumbers

To place your ad in “Call the Experts” call our Sales Experts at 604-630-3300 7010

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

9145

Scrap Car Removal

FREE

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

GAY PHONE Chat. FREE TRIAL. 1-877-501-1012 Talk to or meet desirable guys in your area anytime, 24/7. Where private, confidential fantasies come true! 1-877-501-1012 18+.

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309 1ST CHOICE AUTOLOANS is first in credit approvals for BC/ Alberta. Our service is “free” and confidential. If you’re working you should be driving! Apply today @ firstchoiceautoloans.ca or call 1-800-635-3024.

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

1999 JAGUAR Xjr 4.0L s/c, local 59k 1 owner, records, a/cared 18' pirelli, $12,500. 778-867-3731

Vans

2009 HONDA Odyssey (touring model), black, 16,000 kms, mint cond, sparingly used, incls winter tires $38,500. 604-913-1933

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

10 TON cube truck with dedicated run. Want to be your own boss? Call Bob, daytime: 604-329-1249 or evenings: 604-574-4936.

Find your car at

NO CREDIT? No Problem! Cars, Trucks, SUVS. We finance all types f credit bankrupt, divorced, repos, 9 sins. Apply on-line www.loanmasters.ca

HOME SERVICES 8055

9173

THE SCRAPPER Auto Miscellaneous

Sports & Imports

Scrap/Car Removal No Wheels No Problem

FREE TO TRY. LOVE * MONEY * LIFE. #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 $3.19 min. 18+ 1-900-783-3800. NOW HIRING.

9105

9160

Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993

8060

Blinds & Draperies

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

8055

Cleaning

MAGNOLIA CLEANING When tennants vacate 'Call Us' We clean, paint & repair! 604-214-0661 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

• Removal & Replace • Free Disposal • Free Estimates • Quality Guaranteed • Fully Insured • Commercial / Residential

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

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

8075 8020

Cleaning

Drywall

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

8080

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

1 Read. 2 Click. 3 Drive.

Read Autofind in the paper every weekend.

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

8105 1. Go to richmond-news.com/autofind 2. Search by STOCK# 3. Get details & photos of cars you choose

Contact the dealer, check out your new ride and drive home. Easy, right?

www.richmond-news.com/autofind

Flooring/ Refinishing

8160

Lawn & Garden

604-505-4735

8160

Lawn & Garden

PLANTSMAN LANDSCAPING Fall Clean-up, shrub & tree pruning, hedge trimming. Professional, insured. John 604-324-9303

Roofing

YARD CLEAN-UP, lawns cut & lawn aeration, hedge trim, rubbish removal, gutters. 604-773-0075

Moving & Storage

8185

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

604-708-8850

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Tried & True Since 1902

• BBB • RCABC • GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor • Residential Roofing • Liability Coverage and WCB • Designated Project Managers • Homes & Strata • Third Party Inspection Installations & Repairs Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate •• 24 Hr Emergency Service Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount www.crownresidentialroofing.com

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

8250

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

#1 All Season Roofing

8193

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670 Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

Christmas Special

15% OFF

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

Roofing

8220

SAVE 5% Off the Total Cost of Reroofing

20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500 #1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST

604-588-0833

PLUMBERS

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

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

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM bradsjunkremoval.com

220-JUNK (5865)

604-

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!' JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, fully ins. 604-726-6345

1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062

Rubbish Removal

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

Plumbing

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

8255

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

604-723-8434

AFFORDABLE

CARPET/VINYL INSTALLER Repairs & restretches. 17 yrs exp. Call for free estimates DAVID

8250

CHEAP JUNK Removal & Bin Rentals Starting at $39.99. Large 20cu yard trucks. 778-882-5865

Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds

It’s full of local listings that can save you money

604-630-3300


A32 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

HOURS: 9AM-7:30PM Thailand Fair Brand White Fragrant Scented Rice 20lbs

15 ea

Amoy Light Soy Sauce 500ml

1 ea

1 ea

99

New Zealand Whole Goat Leg

3 $ 29 3 /lb New Zealand Whole Goat Belly $ 99 3 /lb $

29

/lb New Zealand Whole Goat Shoulder

Superior Fresh Medium Firm Tofu 700g

1 ea

39

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Skewers 360g

1 lb

79

Ocean Ma Ma Frozen Clams Meat 400g

3 ea

99

5

2 FOR

00

Fresh Pork Shank (3lbs up)

Frozen Silkie Chicken

1 lb

3 lb

88

Superior Savory Pressed Tofu

1 ea

99

Fresh Pomegranate

Hot House Tomatoes

59 lb

59 lb

99 ea ¢

99

Fresh Ambrosia Apple

¢

Frozen Basa Fillets

29

99

Frozen Tilapia Fillets 400g

12013449

8108 PARK ROAD TEL. 604.278.8309

Fresh Green Leaf Lettuce

¢

THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: DECEMBER 1-5, 2010. WHILE QUANTITIES LAST

69 ea ¢


A28 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News

Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events and Services

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

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

SPECIAL OFFER

6 ads for the price of 3 in Christmas Corner until December 25

Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm Email: classified@van.net Fax: 604-985-3227 Delivery: 604-249-3323

Call 604-630-3300 and book today

A division of Postmedia Network Inc.

Classified Display Ad Deadlines

Classified Line Ad Deadlines

Wed. Newspaper - Fri. 4:00pm Fri. Newspaper - Tue. 4:00pm

Wed. Newspaper - Tue. 10:00am Fri. Newspaper - Thurs. 10:00am

604-630-3300 ANNOUNCEMENTS FEATURED EMPLOYMENT classified.van.net

1170

Obituaries

1010

Announcements

CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540

1031 GILMORE, Donald (Don) Carson February 21, 1931 – November 24, 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Don Gilmore on November 24, 2010 at the Richmond Hospital, BC at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his parents Cap and Ethel and his brothers Ralph and Bob. He will be missed by his sister Shirley; sister-in-laws, Barbara and Ila (Fred); nephews Bobby, Wayne, Andrew (Dee), Wes (Donna), Scott and Jason (Colleen); nieces Gail (Albert), Linda (Ed) and Colleen (Reno); m a n y g r e a t n i e c es an d nephews and friends. Don was a life long resident of Richmond where he spent most of his life f a r m in g , a l o n g w i t h h i s brothers, on the family farm where they grew potatoes and raised dairy cows. He served as a Director on the BC Vegetable Co-op and enjoyed hunting in his spare time. Special thanks to Gail for her dedication to Don for the last 11 years of his life and to Dr. J. Vortel and all the other doctors and nurses at Richmond Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. Thanks to the staff and residents at Gilmore Gardens where he enjoyed living in the latter part of his life. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course, 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond, BC on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Richmond Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Celebrate the lives of your loved ones with stories, photographs and tributes on remembering.ca To remember a special loved one call

604-630-3300

jobs careers advice

Carriers

We are seeking

driving.ca

working.com

Experienced Class 1for International OWNER OPERATORS our Van Division. Class 1 License Required. Open Deck Long Haul and Canada Only Opportunity. Light Loads. Contact Ron @ 1-866-857-1375 Super Train Drivers

Find a

New Career

Coming Events

• RETRO DESIGN & •

ANTIQUES FAIR

175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode!

Sunday • DEC 5 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre

Place y ad onli our n 24/7 e

@

3250 Commercial Drive, Van. 604-980-3159 • Adm. $5

view ads online@

We Offer: • Health Benefits • Company Pension • Dedicated Fleet Managers • Pre-Planned Dispatch

Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds!

Call

Call Ron at 1-866-857-1375 Visit our website @ www.canamwest.com To advertise in the Classifieds call:

604.630.3300 to advertise

604-630-3300

CAREER FAIR!

http://classified.van.net

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Richmond News will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

househunting.ca

remembering.ca

Swissport International Ltd., a leading service provider in global ground and cargo handling, has an opening for a LICENSED MECHANIC at our Vancouver International Airport operations. Requirements: • Must be a Licensed Heavy Duty/ Commercial or Automotive Mechanic in good standing • Valid BC Drivers license and drivers abstract • Must be able to obtain Transport Canada clearance • Must be available to work flexible shifts including evenings and weekends • Must possess Canadian citizenship or Landed Immigrant status Preferences: • Propane ticket • Diesel and hydraulics experience • First aid certification We offer a starting wage of $24.00 per hour, group health, parking, uniforms, and a great team environment. Fax your resume attn Sharon 604-207-9941 or email yvrhr@swissport.com We thank all applicants, however only those short listed will be contacted.

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

NOON-HOUR SUPERVISORS

"Helping to make our schools a safe and welcoming environment."

School District No. 38 (Richmond) requires Noon Hour Supervisors for Elementary and Secondary schools to supervise students in school buildings and grounds during the lunch break. The shifts will be for 1.5 hours per day on those days that the students are in attendance at school. Applicants must have experience supervising adolescents and elementary school-aged children, plus they must be able to report to any school location on short notice. First Aid and other related training such as conflict resolution or non-violent crisis intervention, would be preferred. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please submit a completed application form by 4:00pm on December 17, 2010 to: NHS002-10-02

Personnel Services, Richmond School Board, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3

If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District please visit www.sd38.bc.ca OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER

EDUCATION 1403

Thursday, Dec. 2 • 9:30 to 3:30 nd

BCIT- Downtown Vancouver Campus: Room 280 - 555 Seymour Street Bring your resume and 3 professional references.

Paladin Security is expanding and we are looking for people to join our team!

We offer:

• Superior Industry Wages • Comprehensive Benefits Package • Internal Growth Opportunities • Flexible Working Schedules

• Extensive Training Opportunities • Industry Leading Rewards and Recognition Program • Full & Part Time Positions

UNABLE TO ATTEND? Email your resume: HRVancouver@paladinsecurity.com

Career Services/ Job Search

TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

1410

Education

FOODSAFE

1410

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.

1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62! Richmond: Dec 11 or Jan 9 Vancouver: Every Sat, Sun & Mon Also Bby • Sry • Coq • M.Ridge Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

www.advance-education.com

604-272-7213

Ads continued on next page

Richmond News December 1 2010  

RRichmond News December 1 2010

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you