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Charged have been stayed against three people who worked at the Bethany Child Care Centre in Richmond. The workers were charged after a parent was told that her 18-month-old child fell and injured her face at the daycare centre. It was alleged that the child was picked up and dropped. Other allegations at the Hamilton facility arose during the subsequent police investigation. The charges were originally approved by Crown Counsel in June based on the available evidence at that time. On further review of the complete investigative report, the Criminal Justice Branch concluded last week that it could not be proven that there had been an intentional application of force that would constitute an assault in any of the alleged incidents, branch spokesman Neil MacKenzie said Monday. The review resulted in charges being dropped against child care worker Christine Moyles, 30, Michele Stamatiou, 45, and the centre’s manager, Charlotte Rafter, 71. The charges stemmed from an alleged incident in October 2009, when a parent was told her 18-month-old baby received minor injuries to her face as a result of a fall while at the daycare, located in the Bethany Baptist Church in Hamilton at 22680 Westminster Hwy. It wasn’t until April that the parent learned the injuries may not have been accidental. On May 11, Richmond RCMP’s Serious Crimes Section arrested Moyles and charged her with three counts of assault. The investigation revealed there may have been more injuries involving other young children, leading RCMP to lay additional charges on June 22. Stamatiou was charged with one count of assault, and Rafter was also charged. The daycare is licensed by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. — Postmedia News Service

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Yes, it’s a busy time of year. People are out shopping, partying, attending holiday concerts. But while many are enjoying the holiday season, many others are in hospital right now desperate for blood, said Ginny Martin. Because the supply was so low, “twice we had to have blood flown in from out of province,” said Martin. “It’s a very scary time.” The Richmond mother of two was referring to last year at this time when her two-year-old daughter had a relapse. Shaelyn was born in September 2007, two months after her birth she was diagnosed with cancer. She went through a grueling round of chemotherapy and radiation in her first year of life but celebrated her second birthday out of hospital and in remission. However, just a couple of months later the cancer returned and last Christmas was spent back in the hospital. This time the need for blood was even greater as Shaelyn would require more complicated treatment. At age three, Shaelyn has now had 55 blood transfusions. It’s no wonder her mother has become a vocal advocate of blood donation. And when she heard that donations at Richmond blood clinics are way down, she was eager to tell her story and put a human face to the need for giving. Right now there are over a hundred appointments available on Dec. 31, said Angela Poon, spokeswoman for the Canadian Blood

Holiday season a ‘scary time’ as supply drops, but need doesn’t days — and even that’s stretching it. Preferably they should be used within three days, said Poon. This means Blood Services can’t collect extra blood ahead of time. They need fresh blood coming in on a near daily basis. An added complication to Shaelyn’s situation is the fact she needs a stem cell transplant, explained Poon. The umbilical cord is considered the riches source of stem cells but Canada doesn’t have a public cord bank. Although we do have private ones, where parents pay to have the cord saved for future private use. The only alternative for Shaelyn was to go through the One Match Stem Cells and Marrow Network, which allows Canadians access to a kind of international cord bank. see Poon page 4

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Richmond’s skip of Canada’s gold-winning Paralympic curling team has been cleared to play on for Canada — despite admitting to selling and dispensing counterfeit drugs. Jim Armstrong, 59, found out last week of the Canadian Curling Association’s (CCA) decision to discipline him for his off-ice indiscretions, but will allow him to continue with the national team program. The CCA refused to divulge what actual discipline was handed down to the gold medalist. However, Armstrong — who will be sentenced next month along with his son, Gregory, for trying to bring boxes of the fake sexual performance enhancing drugs Viagra and

Cialis over the U.S. border — has been told by the CCA that it may change its mind should “further information” come to light either before during or after the skip’s sentencing in Seattle. The CCA’s chief executive officer, Greg Stremlaw, said its review committee’s verdict on Armstrong “does not infringe his ability to play for Canada.” Stremlaw added that the decision was taken, “based on the facts we have at this time. “(The disciplinary action) includes special conditions. Therefore, should any new facts become available then the matter can be revisited.” Stremlaw said that certain conditions — that he wasn’t prepared to elaborate on — still have to be fulfilled by Armstrong in order for him

Armstrong and to continue representing his son, Gregory, his country. 28, pleaded guilty “If he fulfills them, in a Seattle court in then the matter will be October to reduced closed,” he said. charges of selling and When the News dispensing counterfeit spoke to Stremlaw in sexual performance October, he highlighted enhancing drugs. that every athlete repThey had both been resenting Canada has previously charged to adhere to a code of Jim Armstrong with the more serious conduct. He confirmed that the same code offence of drug trafficking. Under the terms of the plea of conduct formed part of the CCA agreements, prosecutors will reccommittee’s review of Armstrong’s ommend that Jim Armstrong pay a case. Jim Armstrong could not be con- $50,000 fine, perform community service hours and be sentenced to tacted by press time. the time he already served in U.S. However, he indicated to the custody. Gregory is being recomNews in October that the U.S. prosmended to serve a year behind bars. ecutor’s offer to reduce the charges The sentencing judge is not against his son was conditional on bound by the recommendations. Jim also pleading guilty.


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Continued from page 1 Tour organizers, the American Sail Training Association, ASTA, told the News on Monday that many ships are still keen to come to Richmond, despite the loss of Victoria. “There needn’t be any reason for that to happen,” ASTA executive director Bert Rogers said of the possibility of the tour cutting Richmond out of the equation. “Our ships still want to come to Richmond. In some ways, there might be a greater attendance at Richmond because there’s nothing happening at Victoria. But the series is enhanced with more ports. “Our contacts (at the City of Richmond) have been in touch with their vessels to reassure them that the Richmond show is still going on. In fact their words were ‘confident and committed.’” Rogers added that ASTA was still trying to convince Victoria to go ahead with hosting on the tour. “(Victoria) have made us aware of their intent to withdraw,” he said. “But we’re trying to restructure the event in Victoria financially to perhaps bring them back in. But they’ve not said anything to encourage us along those lines.” Earlier this year, city council approved upping the budget more than three times the original estimate to $1.6 million to get the festival off the ground. But no matter how many more sponsors jump on board, Townsend said the city will adjust its budget accordingly, depending on the success of attracting corporate sponsorship. “We’ve had great success in getting ships to come and a number of them are contracted already,” he said. “There will be some very popular ships that are coming that will add an extra flavour


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Telus sponsors 10 kids to attend oval camp Ten Richmond kids, whose parents couldn’t otherwise afford it, will be attending a sports camp at the oval this summer. Olympic bronze medal winner and World Cup skiing champion Steve Podborski made the announcement on behalf of Telus yesterday. Podborski, one of the legendary Crazy Canucks (a group of downhill skiers known for their speed and seemingly reckless style), is now the director of community sport for Telus. “This really touches my heart because it affects so many people directly,” said Podborski. The announcement was a part of the city’s unveiling of its Olympic Oval Community Legacy Program, highlighting various community partners. Last week, Trevor Linden on behalf of Scotiabank, announcing the financial institution’s partnership with the program. Podborski added, that the oval was the perfect venue for Telus to practise it’s “give where you live” motto. “Programs like this help our youth stay active by giving them a place to experience the excitement and camaraderie of sport. It also gives elite athletes a place to perfect their skills and become the role models for healthy lifestyles our youth need,” Podborski said. While the announcement was being made on a make-shift stage, a group of kids were playing badminton just behind the audience, teens were playing volleyball to the side and

adults were on a higher level running on treadmills over looking the main floor. “Telus is a great fit for Richmond and the Community Legacy Program as they share our mutual commitment to excellence and to outstanding community service,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. In exchange for their financial contribution, Community Legacy Program partners have exclusivity rights within the oval as well as rights to signage, advertising, website and special event presence, explains a city press release. The scholarship money was handed over to KidSport, an organization that provides financial assistance to kids throughout B.C. Last year the organization gave out $816,000 to help pay the registration fee for 4,200 kids involved in sports throughout B.C., said KidSport CEO Peter Quevillon. Quevillon has been CEO of the organization since 1997, but its inception was actually that of oval CEO John Mills. At the time, Mills was CEO of Sports BC. “We didn’t want to see $100 or a $150 being the difference between a kid being able to play a sport or not,” Mills explained. “I’m not so naive as to think sports will solve all of life’s problems, but it solves some of them,” he added. The 10 youth will be chosen by local KidSport volunteers, who have connections with various social service agencies in the community, explained Quevillon. “It speaks to the power of a good idea, this (KidSport) has been picked up across Canada,” said Mills.

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John Mills, CEO of the Richmond Olympic Oval, left, and Mayor Malcolm Brodie, join Pete Quevillon, CEO of Kids Sport, who is receiving a cheque from Santa. Telus ambassador and ski racing legend, Steve Podborski, far right, announced that 10 Richmond children will be sent to a sports camp at the oval with the support of Telus.

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ne of these days, Canada’s Senate is going to get itself fired. Its actions last week may have drawn that day a little nearer. On Wednesday, it emerged that the upper house was rejecting the recommendations of an independent audit to tighten its bookkeeping. The accountants concluded that the 105 senators’ office expenses — a quarter of their $81-million budget — were poorly documented, thinly regulated and riddled with errors. The firm recommended that the house accept independent oversight. The senators said “no.” The senate was created as a check on power, a shield for the people of Canada against rash decisions by their government. In reality, it is little more than a handy place for the party in power to put their cronies and bagmen out to pasture. Its members’ only qualification is knowing the right people. And yet, as demonstrated by their recent rejection of a climate bill, these unelected sycophants are prepared to exercise real power — on behalf of their friends. At the core of democracy is the idea that government is accountable. The senate violates this principle, and its reaction this week to the auditor’s recommendations shows it has no interest remedying this. In a sense, the senate’s astonishing refusal of this modicum of oversight may be the most useful action it has taken in decades, in that it pushed this antiquated institution that much closer to a long-overdue termination. — North Shore News editorial

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The Editor: Re: “$60 million capital budget approved,” News, Dec. 8 It was interesting to read Alan Campbell’s Dec. 8 report regarding the projects being approved in Richmond’s $60 million capital budget for 2011. It is unfortunate that the city officials, in their wisdom, have earmarked for demolition the well-used scout hall at the southeast corner of No. 1 and Francis roads, rather than spend some of Richmond taxpayers’ $60 million to repair or replace it for community use. One of the reasons I’ve heard for demolishing it is that it would cost approximately $120,000 just to reroof it. If this is so, I fear that the use of our tax dollars are not being well administered because a family member just had a house and carport, about the same square footage as the hall, re-roofed with new plywood sheeting, venting and 30-year shingles for $11,000, including disposal of the old roofing material. The sad point is that while the Scouts have now been evicted from a conveniently sized and located hall that was also available for use by many other community and non-profit groups, the city has been able to find $800,000 to upgrade the Moncton Street intersection, another $800,000 to buy art, and a further $800,000 to restore the interurban tram. I wonder how the city can find enough money for demolition and disposal of the current hall, but won’t allocate any funds to refurbishing a simple building with two washrooms, a small kitchen and some storage space. Ralph Turner Richmond

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The strangeness of our politics Our political system is a sort of stew. It’s made up of all sorts of ingredients, thrown in by kings and prime ministers and radicals. Basically, anything that didn’t stick in the craw of the powerful has been allowed to stay in the pot. The first ingredient was monarchy, a.k.a. hereditary dictatorship, like they have in North Korea. Then things like the Magna Carta were added, and Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell added some more meat to the stock, and finally we sort of slid awkwardly into democracy. So our system is contingent. We’ve made it up as we went along. So why not remake it? Here are a few not terribly serious ideas for government reform. Perfect gender parity. Our Parliament and our provincial legislatures have a lot more Y chromosomes than the population at large. In Canada, women make up a very small majority of the population (thanks to women’s longer lifespans), but men still dominate politics. Why don’t we split it right down the middle? Cut the number of ridings in half. Each will elect two members, a man and a woman. To make things more interesting, we’ll split up the voting too: in evennumbered elections, men vote for male candidates and women vote for female candidates. In odd-numbered elections, women only vote for male candidates, men vote for women.

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Inverted pyramid. The provinces are the children of the federal government, and the cities are the children of the provinces. Often the abused, red-headed stepchildren, if you listen to politicians at the lower levels complaining. So why not reverse that? We’ll give the big powers to draft criminal and business laws to the towns and cities, and the federal government will be reduced to handling borders and running the mint. Sure, every city would have a radically different economy, quality of life, and social structure. But we might as well have some say in how our little corner of the world is run. Lottocracy. When the ancient Greek city states wanted a new dog catcher, they didn’t vote for him. They drew lots. If you picked the wrong-coloured pebble, it was your job. Why not do the same for our Parliament? Toss in the names of everyone eligible to run. Select 300 to 500 random Canadians. Get them to sit down and hash out issues, with experts to give them as much data as possible. Will some of them be stupid, irrational or bigoted? Well yes, but how will that be any different from

our elected leaders, exactly? And on the plus side, it will reduce political parties to lobbying groups. Voting requirements. I’m not particularly nostalgic for the days when only white male property owners could vote. But are all voting requirements created equal? For example, we could have everyone answer this simple question: “Governments can give me both lower taxes and higher levels of services, Y/N.” Anyone who votes yes is banned from voting until they complete a math course. We could also base it on being useful to your community. Only those who do 100 hours of charity work can vote. This would, of course, include some 12year-olds. But I’d rather have a 12-year-old who did that much charity work allowed to vote than a 70year-old Scrooge. As I said, I’m not actually serious. But are any of these ideas that much weirder than picking one guy and believing that he can somehow represent everyone, including the people who voted against him? Is it weirder than having parties that act the same, 90 per cent of the time, but insist that their opponents are evil baby-eaters? Are they weirder than democracy as we know it? Matthew Claxton is a reporter of a News’ sister paper, the Langley Advance.


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Next, I expect to hear our own Tall Ships group announce that it is “business as usual,” and that they expect our clueless city council to supply a guarantee for any and all expenses incurred! This is pure supposition on my part, but judging by the fiscal incompetence shown by Richmond council in the past, it is likely to play out as I fear. When we look at the fiasco of the big owe-val, $128 million or more to

start, $5 million or more per year subsidy, and for what — 2,600 paying members out of a population of 200,000, but a whole lot of ego stroking for the mayor and council members. (Want to bet the Olympic big wigs aren’t still chuckling?) As I have said previously, whoever did the due-diligence on this current monstrosity, should be summarily fired, and the council should resign in disgrace. Sadly, however, our local

“hang the expense” council will no doubt press merrily on, and stuff the next unaffordable adventure down our collective throats. Don’t they just have a wondrous record to run in the next election? Take heart though, with any luck we will vote to rid ourselves of these people. T.R. (Terry) Murphy Richmond

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art are worth purchasing, I would think that they should use their own money to purchase the pieces they value, and take turns displaying and feasting their eyes on them in their backyard, not in public places. In my opinion, the surplus money should be used for better things like food and clothing for the needy. However, if the money is to be spent on artwork, why not buy a painting or two by famous artists, which would appreciate in value, and put them on display at the art gallery? This way, we can have our cake and eat it too. Unfortunately, the less fortunate who rely on the food bank cannot eat the cake. We are fortunate that the marine container “inukshuk” was sent to the scrapyard on the last container vessel leaving the Port of Vancouver. Fancy purchasing patched containers as art? Glen Heredia Richmond

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The Editor, We should all take note that Victoria Tall Ships Society has cancelled their participation in the 2011 Tall Ships Festival. In a statement, their president stated, “The society is not prepared to spend money it doesn’t have or to make promises to the community and our partners that we will be unable to keep”. What a refreshing attitude! If you can’t afford it, don’t do it!

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posal is FAR TOO large. The International Buddhist Society on Steveston Highway was able to meet the needs of their members by building an additional temple, similar in size to their existing temple. The expansion was respectful to the neighborhood and we are hopeful that the Lingyen development team will also consider a plan along those lines. CALE has a plan which includes connecting the green space on The Gardens and the temple grounds which could make better use of the parking because it could be shared by both proposals . We would like to see the country road in The Gardens connect all the way to Williams Road with public access. We have also proposed an expanded meditation garden at the Lingyen temple. It is possible to create a pathway that would integrate the temple grounds and “The Gardens” and this would indeed create a legacy with multicultural benefits. During the next two years we ask again that

the temple development team agree to meet with CALE and host workshops similar to the ones that Townline Homes held when connecting with the neighborhood and developing a plan that the neighborhood could support for The Gardens application. The No. 5 Road backlands bylaw states that the first 110 metres are designated for institutional uses, I feel that this is the best part of the policy and that should remained unchanged. The policy is 20 years old and needs to be revised to include farm management for the rear portion of the lands, these lands could be leased at a low cost to farmers who cannot afford to purchase land of their own. Public awareness has changed since 1990 and people are now aware of the critical shortage of farm land in urban areas and the utilization of the rear lands should be a priority as the bylaw states. Ironically, this is some of the best farm land in Canada and all that is missing is the willingness to work with the various groups and create a envi-

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Students from the MacNeill Secondary Animal Rescue Club hold fundraisers to support local animal shelters. After visiting RAPS cat sanctuary, the club decided to dedicate their fundraising efforts to help a very friendly but ailing feline. few months Mr. Bojangles’ breathing abnormalities turned into breathing problems, and he now needs some extra care from a veterinary specialist. The Animal Rescue Club decided this would be their next fundraising effort, and they are holding their weekly fundraiser and taking donations from the public to cover the costs of diagnostics to determine, and eventually treat, Mr. Bojangles breathing problem.

It was clear to me when I spoke to Mr. Hirayama, that the members of the MacNeill Animal Rescue Club are dedicated to helping Mr. Bojangles and the cause of animal rescue in general, but Hirayama says the students are also learning the personal joy of giving back to the community and supporting the diligent efforts that go into animal rescue and care in Richmond. Members of the Animal Rescue Club will be fund-

raising for Mr. Bojangles for the next few months and invites the public to help out. If you would like to make a donation to help the Animal Rescue Club meet their goal, donations can be made at MacNeill secondary school office (6611 No. 4 Rd). or at the Richmond Animal Shelter (12071 No. 5 Rd.). Christie Lagally is a volunteer pet columnist. View her blog at christielagally. wordpress.com.

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The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Minoru Seniors’ Centre. This is a group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. They meet to discuss issues arising from living with Parkinson’s and to share ideas. For more information, call Nicky Phillips 604-274-9630. Chinese Meals on

Wheels urgently needs volunteers to help deliver meals to Richmond residents at risk of malnutrition or social isolation. Due to the snowy, winter conditions this time of year, it becomes increasingly difficult to secure enough volunteers. Furthermore, increased demand for its services and decreased availability during the winter months means we need to recruit more volunteers to prevent potential shortcomings in service. Every weekday, volunteers deliver nutritious meals to clients’ homes, visit with them briefly and provide an informal check on their safety. Without the generosity and dedication of volunteers, this invaluable program for seniors in our community would not be possible. Interested volunteers should contact Shirley Park at 604-733-6614. Visit Lansdowne Centre now until Jan. 2, 2011, for a ride on the Indoor Holiday Carousel and Train Ride. This is a fun holiday tradition for children and their families. The mall is located at 5300 No. 3 Rd. CHIMO’s Community Engagement program is looking for Volunteer Classroom Presenters. Volunteers will be trained to deliver workshops to local high school students. Help build awareness and capacity in our youth through topics like Suicide Awareness, Stress Management, and Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention. For more information, email: vol-

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The plan is to keep the “AAA” championship trophy in Richmond for the third straight year except this time the actual home team winning it. It’s been 18 years since a team from the Richmond Minor Hockey Association skated to top honours at the 30th annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament. The lengthy drought nearly came to an end in 2008 when the Blues reached the championship game — only to fall to cross-town rival Seafair Islanders in one of the more memorable moments in the event’s rich history. The Islanders proceeded to repeat in convincing fashion last year, but with their roster decimated by graduation, the association isn’t even icing a team at the midget rep “A” level this season. That hardly means hometown hopes are dashed. The Richmond Blues are more than capable of filling the void and perhaps represent RMHA’s best hope of winning the title in recent memory.

The team is already off to a terrific start, having won tournaments in Kamloops and Kelowna. A 9-1 win over North Delta on Monday night at the Richmond Olympic Oval also leaves the locals in top spot of Pacific Coast tier one league play with a 7-21 record. The 1993-95 age group was deep enough in talent for the coaching staff to put together a versatile roster. “We just didn’t pick the 18 or so best players,” explained head coach Norm MacAulay. “We were in the luxury of selecting players to fill certain roles we may need. In the end, we have three lines that are capable of putting the puck in the net and we are very comfortable with.” Richmond’s depth should also be valuable in tournament play where a condensed schedule can expose team’s with a short bench. The Blues win in Kelowna required them to play four games in 30 hours. Seven 1994-born players helped Richmond reach the provincial Bantam “AAA” championship game in 2008. “We think we have an excellent shot of getting

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Richmond A1 Blues rolled to a 9-1 league win over North Delta on Monday night at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Now, the rep hockey team is focusing on winning next week’s Richmond International Midget Tournament. to the provincials,” added MacAulay. “This is a hard working group of players with good chemistry. Winning this tournament

would mean a lot and we plan on reminding the boys just how long it has been.” Icing… The tournament gets

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10th annual TSS Power tourney features over 250 teams “Year after year it has been a great way to bring the soccer community together and showcase their talents.” says TSS Managing Director Colin Elmes. “Teams travel from as far as Kamloops and Vancouver Island just to come and enjoy the atmosphere and be part of the largest indoor tournament in the Lower Mainland.” The event takes place at Sportstown

on No. 5 Road. The one-day tournaments run until Dec. 30 and provide competition for ages ranging from U8 to U18. All the matches are small-sided — 5v5 and 6v6 “This tournament has really built up a reputation over the years,” continues Elmes. “Players enjoy coming here to play four or five indoor games over the course of a morning or afternoon. The holiday season

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FOUND PRESCRIPTION Sunglasses at bus stop on Stevenston Hwy, Dec 19. Call 778-708-1461

1240

General Employment

Looking for 1 full time, temporary Domestic Housekeeper in Richmond. Duties include: prepare and serve meals, clean dishes, grocery, laundry, ironing, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, polishing mirrors, dusting furnitures, vacuuming drapes and carpets, sweeping & mopping kitchen floors; cleaning oven and refrigerator. Sometimes answering telephone, receiving visitors, and exercising pets. Starting salary at $15.00 per hour. With medical benefits. Employment Requirements: Some secondary school education and home management experience may be required. Must be able to communicate in English. Must know how to prepare Filipino dishes. Apply via email: osubion@yahoo.com with resume and references.

1248

Home Support

FULL TIME live in care giver, 40 hrs per wk, $8.00/hour, room and board $325/month. English speaking. 778-297-6790

1310

Trades/Technical

ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICE INC. is looking for experienced Drilling Rig, & Coring personnel for all position levels. Drillers, Coring Drillers $35. - $40.20.; Derrickhands $34., Motorhands $28.50; Floorhands, Core Hands, Helpers $24. - $26.40. Plus incentives for winter coring! Telephone 1-888-ENSIGN-0 (1-888-367-4460). Fax 780-955-6160. Email: hr@ensignenergy.com

Wed Sat Wed Fri Wed

Dec 22nd Dec 24th Dec 29th Dec 31st Jan 5th

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is seeking Journeymen Heavy Duty Mechanics as well as Servicemen. Experience with Mining and Road Building Equipment is an asset. Fort McMurray area. Camp work. Please fax resume to (780) 962-3903 or e-mail tbclhr@thompsonbros.com No phone calls please.

Our Sales Centre will be closed for the holidays on

DEC, 24th, 27th and 31st.

PHONE:

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in the Classifieds!

Fax:

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1410

Education

APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456 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.

Christmas Calendar 1700

Photo/Video/ Framing

1675

Holiday Helper

Convert your home videos to DVD. Most formats supported. Reasonable rates. Free pick up and delivery within Richmond. Call now for an estimate. Mediart Solutions (604) 341 - 2450 mediart.solutions.vancouver @gmail.com

Christmas Gift Warehouse Sale Dec. 11, 18 & Dec. 22-24 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

• Candle Holders • Christmas Tree Ornaments • Unique Gift Items

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604-318-0958

MARKETPLACE 2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

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

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Career Services/ Job Search

THOMPSON BROS. (Constr.) Group

Classified Holiday Deadlines Edition

1403

2070

Fuel

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

2080

Garage Sale

Richmond WHOLESALERS WAREHOUSE Moving & Clearance Sale Open to public Mon to Sat 11am - 5 pm 2300 Simpson Rd. Richmond

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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!

Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? 3 Dresses available! Only Worn 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! **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 MENS ROD & Gun Club sweater, sz 48, like new $25. HP Scanjet, brand new, in box $40 Steel Xmas tree stand $10 604-270-9714

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2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca 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

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3508 3015

Childcare Available

LICENSED DAYCARE has space avail., meals & snacks incl. 1st aid, Mon-Fri, 604-277-5502

3507

Cats

POMERANIAN TEACUP babies + Mom. First shots, dewormed, dew claws. $750+. 604-581-2544

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3508

Dogs

Travel Destinations

4530

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.

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6065

Dogs

SCHNOODLE PUPPIES ready for Christmas. $750-$850. There are 4 females avail. Call 604-850-2897 or KJKrs@shaw.ca. See Kijij ad 4 pix.

Business Services

5017

BEST VALUE for your advertising dollars! Run a classified ad which covers all of BC. Easy and affodable. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222

Financial Services

5035

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WEST HIGHLAND Terrier pups, ready to go.. first shots, vet checked $1100.00 604 830 6998

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

JACK RUSSELL pups smooth m/f, dewormed, 1 shots, tails docked, view parents, $450. 604-701-1587

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.

4060

Metaphysical

FREE TO TRY. LOVE * MONEY * LIFE. #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 $3.19 min. 18+ 1-900-783-3800 NOW HIRING KING CHARLES/COCKER X POODLE, Vaccinated, Dewormed, 604-812-8414

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5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

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5060

Legal Services

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5070

Money to Loan

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5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF WAI HAAN HUI, ALSO KNOWN AS HUI WAI HAAN late of 6095 Francis Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V7C 1K4 (the 'Estate') NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the Executors, Philip B. Webber and Vincent Ting, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before January 20, 2011, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTORS: PHILIP B. WEBBER and VINCENT TING SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP NOTICE Is hereby given that on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 1:00pm at 12100 Riverside Way, Richmond BC, the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name..........................Unit Sabre Designs ....... C3202 Robin Hicks..............C2566 Belinda Fay Joe.......A2138

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-28

Recreation Property

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6508 6505

Apt/Condos

DELTA WEST

Apartments & Condos

2 BR senior apt, 55 or over, Granville, $1100, incl ht/w/prkg, ns/np, NOW. 604-448-1256

@

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

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3 BR, 8011B, Ryan Rd, 2nd flr, 1 1/2 bath, totally updated, Immed, np ns $1300. Mike 604-649-3028

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Richmond

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6008-34

Vancouver East Side

BRAND NEW 1 br +den, 1 bath, 2nd flr, Kingsway/Nanaimo, balc. 627sf, prkg, completion date May 2011, $385,000, 604-879-4325

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

uSELLaHOME.com

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Real Estate Investment

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ACROSS

1. Not wet 4. Defensive nuclear weapon 7. Play a role 10. No longer alive 12. Not messy 14. Indian Hills Press poet 15. Silkworm moths 17. Scarlett’s home 18. About aviation 19. Husbands & wives 22. Bed linens 23. Portico

DOWN

1. Tooth caregiver 2. Enlarges hole 3. Motorcycle maker 4. Initial wagers 5. Small pierced orb 6. Designer Jacobs 7. South Australia capital 8. Loving stroke 9. The “terrible” age 11. More desperate 13. N.M. art colony 16. Sports venues 18. Brother of Artemis 20. Individual articles

24. “Rule Britania” composer 25. The Plains of Olympia 26. Morning 27. Libyan dinar 28. Scottish tax 30. Allegheny plum 32. In the year of Our Lord 33. The golden state 34. A long narrow opening 36. Singles 39. Writes bad checks 41. Skulls

43. Trotsky & Lenin 46. Town in Mauritania 47. Scournful sounds 48. Russian Black Sea resort 50. What part of (abbr.) 51. Mentally healthy 52. Disorderly retreat 53. The woman 54. Cony 55. Married woman

21. S.W. native Am. people 44. More terrestrial frog 45. New Rochelle college 28. Drool 49. Belonging to a thing 29. Text reviser 30. Reject with contempt 31. Roofed patios 34. Preliminary drawing 35. ___ Aviv, Israel 37. Belgian painter James ___ 38. Humorous drama 40. Grinders 41. Lettuces 42. Chief Assyrian God 43. Window taps


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Apt/Condos

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6605

Townhouses Rent

9125

Domestic

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

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6595

6595-20

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1. Call 778-846-5275

6602

www.sexclinic.tw

7010

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

Personals

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2006 litre, grey, auto.

DODGE Magnum SXT, 3.5 new tires/brakes, metallic leather, p/seats, beautiful $9600, call 604-921-9639

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Auto Miscellaneous

$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

9125

Domestic

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, Gigantic, #5 & Williams, $750+%utils, no parties, avail now, Mark 604-306-9660 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 2 BR sute upper level, 13051 Blundell, deck, wd $850 incl utils, ns, np, avail immed, 604-728-5258

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9105

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

8055

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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

1996 CHRYSLER Sebring con vert., leather, good top, American mags $4800. 604-202-3415 1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3900. 604-763-3223

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2000 PONTIAC Sunfire, 231,000 kms., auto, tan color, 2-dr., female-driven, receipts, good condition, air-cared, insured for test drive, $1500.00, open to offers...maria 778-389-4469

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2003 FORD Crown Victoria, White, Auto, 4.6L, Perf. cond., 160km, $2888. Tel:778-322-3598

8220

Plumbing

8250

Roofing

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

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6540

8080

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

8060

Concrete

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

8075

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8087

Excavating

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8130

Handyperson

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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604-341-2681

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8185

Moving & Storage

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8250

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8255

Rubbish Removal

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