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Brighouse elementary principal, Adam Heeney, stands beneath the pine beetle wood roof of his new, state-ofthe-art school, which officially opened Monday. The environmentally-progressive facility boasts a rainwater cistern to help reduce water usage, a smooth and wavy roof that secures insulation, a geo-exchange energy source and a solar hot water heating system. Most notable is the abundance of natural light. See story Page 6.
“So how was that for you?” is the question school trustees are asking students, staff and parents about the district’s first-ever two-week spring break. On Monday night, the board of education approved an extensive consultation process that will involve surveys, focus groups and visits to PAC meetings in order to find out what people thought of the longer break. “We’re really encouraging people to fill out the survey on our website and tell us what they think,” said board chair Donna Sargent. The data will be compiled over the next month and presented to the trustees who will vote on next year’s school calendar at their May 16 board meeting. “We’ve presented this as a pilot, and we really have to make sure it works for everyone,” said Sargent. If parents struggled to find daycare, if kids were getting bored, we want to know that, she added. However, what she’s heard so far has generally been positive. The decision to extend the break was implemented see Trustees page 4
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Richmond city council is preparing to light a fire under the city’s three MLAs in a bid to spark them into supporting their fight against the fuel pipe plans. A week after the City of Richmond formally lodged its opposition to the 15kilometre aviation fuel pipe proposal, Coun. Sue Halsey-Brandt successfully brought forward a recommendation to demand a meeting with the MLAs to ask for their backing. Now, nearing the end of the public $
consultation stage of the environmental review process, the plan, for which the city has no say, will be given a yes or a no by the B.C. Minister of Environment in October. Many councillors were critical Monday of an apparent silence and inaction on the issue from MLAs John Yap, Linda Reid and Rob Howard. “We agreed to write a letter to our MLAs, but we need to have a face-to-face discussion with them,” Sue Halsey-Brandt said. “We need to fight this and I’m not sure whether our MLAs are going to stand
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up and fight for Richmond at all,” added Coun. Bill McNulty. “Our MLAs have been quiet on this,” said Coun. Ken Johnston. A meeting with the city’s MLAs is paramount, as they can influence the environment minister and open up dialogue, said Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt. According to Coun. Greg HalseyBrandt, the MLAs are willing to sit down with city council and discuss the issue. “I met with the three MLAs and they seem happy to meet with us. They said that the environment minister and two other ministers have to sign off on this,”
he said, explaining how the final decision will be made on the pipeline plan. A consortium of airlines — known as the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) — wants to barge millions of litres of fuel up the south arm of the Fraser River to a new off-loading facility and then pump it along a 15kilometre pipeline through Richmond to YVR. VAFFC cites increased future fuel demands and an ageing and unreliable current fuel delivery system — a 40 kilometre pipe from a Burnaby refinery and see Steves page 3
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Richmond rejects keeping Biennale 73 per cent said no to the city spending money on any of the exhibit’s public art BY ALAN CAMPBELL
They were asked if they wanted it and they emphatically replied, “No. But thanks for asking.” The people of Richmond were invited by the city to tell them which one of the Biennale temporary international public art installations they might want to keep at a cost of up to $650,000. A definitive 60 per cent of the 3,244 city folk who filled out the survey ticked the “none of the above” box — an option which councillors asked to be inserted into the survey. Furthermore, 73 per cent (1,932 people) said that they “strongly disagreed” with funds from the city’s public art reserve being used to purchase a Biennale item when the collection goes to auction April 30. Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt — a strong advocate of public art in the past — couldn’t hide her disappointment at the survey results, saying there was a great deal of misunderstanding as to where the public art funds come from. “I’m not surprised (at the results). But if they don’t want us to buy any, then so be it,” she said, adding that the public art reserve is funded from developers’ contributions. “If they truly understood where the funding came from … they might have made a different decision. But they said ‘no’ and that’s good enough for me.” Halsey-Brandt went on to say she felt some members of council had misled the public as to where the public art reserve is funded from. “I think it’s our job to educate people that the fund is for public
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Of all the Biennale art pieces the Wind Waves at Garry Point Park was the favourite, with 505 people, of 3,244 who voted, saying they would like the city to buy it. art,” she said. “We tried to explain where the money came from. Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job.” Coun. Sue Halsey-Brandt said she was similarly disappointed the public gave a resounding thumbs-down to keeping any one of the Biennale installations. “We could have had the opportunity to purchase some magnifi-
cent pieces of art, but the public has told us they don’t want it,” she said. “A wonderful opportunity has been missed.” One councillor probably not crying himself to sleep over the survey results is Harold Steves, who firmly disagreed with Evelina Halsey-Brandt’s assertion that many people had been
misled about the source of public art funds. “In terms of the funds given by developers, it is taxpayers’ money once we’ve got it,” Steves said. “We need to amend the public art fund to buy art from local artists.” Steves added that more of the contributions from developers should be directed to affordable housing than to public art. Councillors Bill McNulty and Ken Johnston agreed that the survey had been a success, in so much that it showed that many people were at least aware of public art and that it got people talking. While Mayor Malcolm Brodie said that he thought the survey was a waste of time in the first place, as the results were a foregone conclusion. “The (public art pieces) that are popular are the ones with a local context,” Brodie said. “But this will give us a chance to stretch our dollars.” In answer to the survey question of being in favour of using the public art fund to buy a Biennale item, just 17 per cent said they “strongly agreed” or “agreed.” Of the 3,244 who answered the question of what Biennale item they would like the city to buy, 505 said Wind Waves (at Garry Point Park), 127 said Lenin/Miss Mao and 321 said Water #10 (at Cambie and River roads). 1,967 said “none of the above.” The results showed that 265 people said in the comments section that tax dollars should not be used for buying Biennale items; prompting Evelina Halsey-Brandt to believe many responders misunderstood the public art fund.
Steves: Feds should take responsibility Continued from page 1 tanker trucks by road from Washington State — as its main reasons for requiring a new source. Although no alternatives to VAFFC’s proposal are on the table, the City of Richmond has stated that it would prefer the current pipeline, which doesn’t belong to the consortium, be upgraded to meet the reported
future fuel demand. If VAFFC’s plan is ultimately approved by the provincial government, the city has requested that the vast majority of the pipeline run up Highway 99, as opposed to cutting through farmland and residential areas. Before Coun. Sue HalseyBrandt’s recommendation was approved, Coun. Harold Steves took a shot at the federal government for passing the buck on
what would usually be a federal issue. “This should really be going to the feds, but the feds have shirked their responsibility and slumped (the proposal) onto the province,” he said. “(The province) has weaker standards in terms of protecting the Fraser River estuary.” The city has also received support in its fight from former Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins and more recently from
the mayor of Delta. The public has until April 11 to submit its opinions on the plan to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO). The EAO will accept written submissions until April 11 at eao.gov.bc.ca or by fax at 250356-6448. Submissions are also accepted by mail to: c/o Jennifer Dessouki, PO Box 9426 Stn. Prov Govt, Victoria BC, V8W 9V1.
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News Trustees: Aim for balance break for the past eight years, but looks Continued from page 1 poised to change that. Trustees will vote on primarily as a wellness initiative to help the issue at their next board meeting. reduce stress among teachers. Abbotsford trustee, Korky Neufeld, said Teachers were overwhelmed and burnthere are three options on the table: keep the ing out, said Al Klassen, president of the two-week break, go back to the one-week Richmond Teachers’ Association, who advobreak or put the two-week break over Easter cated for the longer break. when there are already two non-instructional “Some teachers have said this is the first time they’ve really felt rested and ready to go days; that way, students will have eight back to work,” said Trustee Debbie Tablotney. instead of ten non-instructional days. Neufeld agrees with The biggest concern about Dyck that the extra eight the longer break is the reducminutes don’t make up tion in instructional time. for a week of instruction. Although eight minutes has Moreover, there have been been added to every school minimal cost savings. day, some argued that a few It was hoped that, if minutes here or there, doesn’t wellness is an issue for make up for one week of teachers, absenteeism would instruction. be reduced with the extra That is the belief of week. But according to Chilliwack trustees who, like Neufeld, that hasn’t been Richmond trustees, implethe case. mented their first two-week — Debbie Tablotney “We’ve seen no differspring break this year, but ence in TOC (teacher on have already voted to return to call) costs.” the one-week break for next year. These are just some of the arguments “We did it for financial reasons and our Richmond trustees aim to weigh out before finances are better now, so there is no reason to do it again,” said Chilliwack trustee, Silvia they make a decision in May, said Sargent. Along with asking parents to fill out surDyck. veys, there will be a random sampling of 371 Moreover, Dyck is not convinced that secondary students who will be asked to fill adding eight minutes a day is equivalent to a out a paper survey. week of instruction. School administrators will also speak to “If staff could give us another five days in the summer, for example, then we would con- PACs, seek data from the district’s operations department to calculate cost savings and consider keeping the two-week break in March, tact the city to see how recreational programs but staff hasn’t come forward with that.” were used over the break. Abbotsford has had a two-week spring
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$65,000 for August event to come from Tall Ships fund BY ALAN CAMPBELL
The City of Richmond is set to spend $65,000 on hosting the Richmond Maritime Festival on Aug. 5-7. City staff laid out their plans Monday for the rejuvenated annual three-day event in Steveston, which was supposed to be weaved into the failed bid to host the Tall Ships 2011 festival. The money — which is needed to leverage a $92,000 Federal Heritage Grant — will come out of the remaining Tall Ships fund and will go toward the anticipated $209,500 budget for the festival. Unveiling the vision for the maritime festival entertainment line-up, the city’s major events development manager, Sandi Swanigan, confirmed to Coun. Bill McNulty that local artists will get priority in taking part in the program. “We’re hoping to not just get the usual artists, we’re going to include more artists with an interactive feel,” she
said. According to the staff report, the maritime festival will celebrate the “sea, river and islands that form Richmond’s unique heritage and present.” “Preliminary plans are to abandon tradeshow-like booths and an audience in front of a main stage, and to, instead, feature interactive exhibits and numerous smallscale entertainment pods, featuring song, dance, theatre and other entertainment,” said Swanigan in her report. Costumed interpreters are also planned for the festival, taking people through the area’s maritime history in an interactive manner. “A variety of boats and a lively dock atmosphere will draw guests through to the waterside aspects of the site,” read the report. Swanigan added in her report that “significant efforts will go into marketing and promotion” of the event. However, Coun. Greg Halsey-Brandt cautioned against spreading the marketing net too far. “Is the plan to advertise
across the Lower Mainland?” he said. “Because, if we have a beautiful weekend, there’s no parking down there. There’s nothing wrong with everyone in Richmond coming out.” A significantly scaleddown version of Tall Ships 2011 — called the Summer of Sails — will still take place in June, with four tall ships sailing into Garry Point. Before the Tall Ships 2011 festival bid sank — due mainly to lack of sponsorship and the inability to attract major vessels on short notice — city council agreed to spend $500,000 getting the event off the ground. Around $243,000 had already been spent on Tall Ships 2011. However, much of the work from the money spent can be applied to future events, such as a bid to host Tall Ships 2014. Of the $257,000 left in the original pot, council agreed to spend $175,000 of it hosting the Summer of Sails.
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Richmond RCMP’s Property Crime Unit has had great success in putting away some of Richmond’s prolific offenders — believed to be responsible for a high number of recent residential property offences throughout the city. The latest being on March 18, when Richmond RCMP received a report from the owner of a Buick Century that their car was stolen from a shopping centre in the 8100-block of No. 2 Road. Later that day, a report was received of a break and enter in progress in the 9400-block of Glenbrook Drive, in which the stolen Buick was seen fleeing the residence. A bulletin was issued to all neighbouring police agencies, and Vancouver officers, aware that the vehicle had been stolen in Richmond earlier, pursued and arrested two people seen in the car. Two prolific offenders — Surrey resident Darryl Albert Kelly, 35, and Aldergrove resident Elissa Laverne Joe, 40, — were arrested in connection
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s surely as repeated elections follow minority governments, the decision to exclude Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the leaders’ televised debate prompted a predictable furor this week. May reacted to the decision by a group of TV networks by hiring a lawyer. Many predict she will be in front of the cameras before the dust settles. Excluding May from the debate is the wrong decision, but it highlights the lack of good rules for inclusion or exclusion. True, the Green Party has no seats in the House of Commons. But it’s also true the Bloc Québécois has no seats outside of Quebec. In terms of popular vote, the Greens got almost seven per cent in 2008 while the Bloc earned about 10 per cent, so the two aren’t that far off. Regardless of how the Greens are viewed, a party that earned the votes of about one million Canadians should not be written off. Of course, the unsaid reason for excluding May is that debates aren’t really about democracy — they’re about TV, and debates with large numbers of participants are unwieldy. Perhaps, then, the rules of the debate should be different. There should be more debating — Harper and Ignatieff going mano-a-mano in one, or May and Layton duking it out on who is really greener. In the meantime, it’s time for the networks to stop shutting the door on May and her party. There are times when the need for fairness trumps the need for a neat sound bite in a democracy. North Shore News editorial
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Pipeline profit over health? The Editor, Richmond residents, voters and taxpayers are entitled to an explanation as to why a non elected private body such as the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation would ever be in a position to “dictate” anything as intrusive as running a fuel line through land in Richmond. This consortium joins other aspects of YVR, which has for too long been allowed to run things pretty much as they like, well outside the airport boundaries, with scant regard for the environment, harm to native and migratory species and now the health and property of the people of Richmond. When — not if — there is an accident, who will pay for the clean up? Who will compensate the farmers whose farmland becomes unusable? Who will take responsibility for any adverse effects on the health of residents and fish stock should a pipe break and leach fuel into the water? I doubt it will be VAFFC. It appears that despite the fact that we are being led to believe that an environmental assessment has yet to determine if this plan will go ahead, construction is well underway on what appear to be the new storage tanks at the airport. Is this not premature? As the sides collapsed at one point, during the construction of one of these marvels of engineering, my faith in the building quality on this project, as a whole, is not firm. The City Of Richmond, Richmond Fire and Rescue and others have voiced opposition to the proposal preferred by VAFFC. Frankly, that should be enough to send them back to the drawing board, assessment or no assessment. Richmond’s elected municipal, provincial and federal representatives need to join together and as one voice say “no” to the fuel line route being proposed. Your constituents expect you to act for the good of the City of Richmond not VAFFC. Kathy Kolb Richmond
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Here’s a toast to you, Dr. Snow I woke up the other day with a sore throat, a low fever, and a feeling like my head was stuffed with cotton. My nasal passages were stuffed with something far less pleasant. It’s still cold season, apparently, and now it’s my turn. Naturally, having a mild seasonal virus turns my thoughts to cholera. People don’t talk about cholera much anymore, for a couple of obvious reasons. First, cholera is disgusting. Primary symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting, so severe that victims can become dehydrated and die. Second, after cutting a savage swathe through Europe and North America in the 19th century, cholera has pretty much been beaten. It began with one English physician. Dr. John Snow, a young man who had worked his way up from humble beginnings to a career as a doctor, investigated an outbreak of the disease in Soho in 1854. In that year, London was still halfway between the muddy, medieval mess it had so long been, and the modern city it would become. Soho had a high population of both humans and animals, and a decaying sewer system including ancient and often uncleaned cesspits under the homes. When people in the neighbourhood began dropping dead, Snow started pushing pins into
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maps of the area. For every death – more than 500 in a few weeks – he marked the location. He interviewed families, talked to locals, and tried to confirm his suspicion that something in the water was causing the deaths. It was something in the water. Although the germ theory of disease was still being slowly worked out, Snow quickly found that every single death was linked to the Broad Street Pump. Even people who had died further away turned out to have used water from the pump. So Snow turned from dispassionate scientist into self-appointed public health official. He had the pump’s handle removed. The cases of cholera (already on the wane, as three-quarters of the area’s population had fled) stopped. Snow had saved lives. But his work would save millions more around the world over the next several centuries. When you turn on a tap at home and drink the water with confidence that it’s clean, you are putting trust in the disciples of John Snow. Personally, I like to think that the ghost of
Snow haunts those who falter in their duties. I imagine him rattling chains and waking from unquiet sleep those who failed to provide clean water in Walkerton, Ont., or in First Nations communities, or cities in the developing world. “What are you doing?” Snow would rage. “I figured this out 150 years ago! How hard is it to give people clean water?” Clean water is one of the greatest life-savers the modern world has. Combined with vaccinations and antibiotics, it’s almost wiped out diseases that killed off nearly half of all children before the age of five just a century and a half ago. Nothing in the last hundred years has had so dramatic an impact. In an interesting postscript, having saved countless lives around the world, Snow would go on to become one of the world’s first anaesthesiologists, using drugs to ease Queen Victoria’s pain during the delivery of her youngest two children. He helped to make painkilling drugs safe, controlled, and popular. So while I’m taking plenty of fluids and popping a few over-the-counter painkillers for the sore throat, I take time to raise a glass to Dr. John Snow. And to be thankful that all I have is a bad cold. Matthewy Claxton is a reporter with News’ sister papter, the Langley Advance.
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The Editor, Sooo confused… I’m just sooo confused regarding the City of Richmond planning department’s thinking, or lack thereof. For the past year, the planning departments has been soliciting input from residents for the 2041 Official Community Plan (OCP). This is the strategic document that will guide our planners to make Richmond a truly liveable and sustainable city. One of the key concepts is to develop eight “mini villages” throughout the city. Residents in those neighbourhoods would be within eight minutes walking distance to a small shopping district, allowing them to purchase basic necessities like food, and providing opportunities for small retail businesses to establish themselves.
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The Editor: Re: “Yap needs reality check,” Letters, March 30. In her recent letter, Carol Day takes issue with me for saying I am not convinced that there are a disproportionate number of low-income families in Richmond – throwing out a statistic saying 26 per cent of Richmond children live in poverty. The source she supplies gives the implication that this number comes from Statistics Canada. This is not so. Statistics Canada does not measure childhood poverty — nor do they even define it. We need to take Ms. Day’s statistic with a grain of salt. Does this mean there are no low-income families in Richmond? Of course it doesn’t, and I never suggested otherwise. I said Richmond is a blessed community, affluent in many areas, and that I am not convinced there are a disproportionate number of lowincome families in our city. People like Ms. Day can play with statis-
The Editor, Re: “City becoming a ghost town,” Letters, March 30. One of the main reasons I decided to raise my family in Richmond is because of the sense of community that I grew up with. I was proud to be part of the Richmond community. Unfortunately, my neighbourhood is now disappearing around me. My home is surrounded by construction sites, as houses continue to come down around me. I feel a postage stamp, surrounded by emptiness and strangers.
It’s time for mayor and council to make community a priority again, and to bring fun and excitement back to this city. I had great hopes after visiting amazing events including the O Zone last year. Now, when I go to the City of Richmond website for information about community events, it is inaccessible and dismal. It is clear that events and community is not a priority. It is time for change and it is time to step up to stop the creation of “a future devoid of culture and soul.” Ruth Elliot Richmond
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Music in our Schools Presented by the Richmond School District, this wonderful event features band and choir groups from Richmond schools. Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Website: www.gatewaytheatre.com Phone: 604-270-6500
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Steveston Seafood & Wine Festival An annual highlight of the local dining scene, the 10th Annual Steveston Seafood & Wine Festival will be held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site, 7 – 9:30 p.m. Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com Phone: 604-664 9009
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Volleyball BC U18 Provincial Championships Boys and girls ages U13U18 from around the province will be at the Oval to compete for the provincial volleyball title. April 29-May 1. Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd. Website: www.richmondoval. ca Phone: 778-296-1400
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Although the plan is to have just half of the Tsawwassen Springs golf course playable this summer due to the frantic redevelopment on the course extension, golf course architect Ted Locke says it’s going to prove well worth the wait. As it stands, the plan is to keep nine holes open to the public for play and open the rest of the newly designed holes towards the end of summer. Locke says overall, when everything is completed it is going to provide a gust of fresh air to the golfing community because it will be so unique. “It will have elements of the old course and new elements that will enhance the golf experience,” he said. Locke says the golf course is incomparable to any other in the Lower Mainland. “It’s distinctive because it’s 5,300 yards,
which is on the short side for a normal course, but it plays to par 70, which has more of a regulation length feel” Whereas Locke says the old course was “sort of tree-lined and tight” he describes the new course as being “a little bit more generous, but at the same time has elements to it that make you feel like you are on a bigger course.” “We’ve made it longer,” he said. “We’ve also taken the course out into some more open space where it’s a little bit more forgiving.” The course will also feature a great variety of plant material and holes that will vary in the size of their greens, width of fairways and presence of hazards, including a particular pond area that will have a waterfall. “It’s just going to have a little bit more of an enriched landscape, I guess, compared to what it had before,” Locke said. “Better draining and better conditions.”
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It’s about that time of year again where the golf clubs come out of their winter hibernation spot and replace the dog as a man’s/woman’s best friend. Golf season is about to get into full swing, so here is a look at what’s happening in the surrounding golf course scene: The Kings Links golf course has made several changes in the last year. Most prominently, the course brought in a new food and beverage team that extended the size of the deck so golfers can sit and enjoy the panoramic view. The clubhouse also features a renovated kitchen and a brand new menu. Another area that was improved was the drainage on the golf course especially in some areas that were creating difficulties last year. “But essentially just a lot of work on our greens, we’ll have them super fast for the year,” said Kings Links’ golf professional Neil Bidewell. The golf course will also have the Vancouver Golf Tour on the course playing a tournament on April 21 and is presenting men’s nights on Wednesday afternoons, open to the public. Between April 1 and April 15, special green fees are being offered on weekdays before 2:30 p.m. for $39 and on weekends before 2:30 p.m. for $49. For more information, visit www.king-
slinks.ca or call 604-952-0999. Cove Links has one the best seasonal pass prices around this year, according to operations general manager Grace Bukowsky. The seasonal pass, valid from April 1 to Sept. 30, and usable seven days a week, costs $725. The regular spring and summer green fee for 9 holes is $20 and $30 for 18. Although not many changes have been made on the course since last year, the putting green is set to open on May 1. This year Cove Links will also be participating in Golf Fore Gals, a local women’s golf club that tours around the Lower Mainland. For more information visit www.covelinks.com or call 604-946-1839. The Point Roberts Golf and Country Club will still be running on its winter rates until the end of April. The current regular green fee on weekdays is $40 and on weekends is $50 US. There have been no changes made to the course since last year. For more information, visit www.pointrobertsgolfcourse.com or call 604-6940222. The Delta Golf Course is also currently operating under their winter green fee rates as well. Regular weekday prices are at $28, meanwhile the weekend rate is $32. No changes have been made to the course. For more information, visit www.deltagolfcourse.com or call 604-594-1414.
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A16 April 6, 2011 The Richmond News
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Development Programs For Adults These programs are suitable for adults who want to further develop the specific mechanics of a golf swing as well as learn how to transfer these skills to the golf course. Private or Semi-Private Lessons >> Series of 8 + 15 Tokens one person $560 | two people $320pp >> 3 Month + 25 Tokens + 3 Sunset Rounds* one person $825 | two people $520pp >> 6 Month + Unlimited Tokens + 6 Sunset Rounds* one person $1400 | two people $925pp Long Game Scoring Series + 5 Tokens | $125 pp Wed, Apr 27, May 4,11,18 6:00-7:00 pm Thu, June 9,16,23,30 6:00-7:00 pm Thu, Aug 4,11,18,25 6:00-7:00 pm Short Game Scoring Series + 5 Tokens | $125 pp Thu, Apr 28, May 5,12,19 6:00-7:00 pm Tues, June 21,28 July 5,12 6:00-7:00 pm Tues, Aug 9,16,23,30 6:00-7:00 pm Short Game Golf School | $70 pp Sat, April 30 9:00-11:00 am Sat, May 21 2:30-4:30 pm 1-Day Golf School | lesson, lunch, golf Sat, May 14starting at 8:30am $185 pp Sun, June 12starting at 12:00 pm $210 pp
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Recreation Programs For Juniors | All Ages These programs are suitable for juniors of all ages who want to learn the basic fundamental skills of golf in a fun and exciting environment. Private or Semi-Private Lessons >> Single Lesson one person $60 | two people $40pp >> Series of 3 + 5 Tokens one person $165 | two people $115pp >> Series of 5 + 10 Tokens one person $250 | two people $175pp >> Series of 8 + 15 Tokens one person $360 | two people $260pp Weekly Classes | $75pp Sign up for one series or both. No experience required. Series 1 | Fitness & Health, Golf Skills, Mind Matters Series 2 | Golf 101, Golf Skills, Values 6yrs & under Sat, April 16, 23, 30, May 7 Sat, May 14, 21, 28, June 4 Sat, June 11, 18, 25, July 2 Sat, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Sat, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
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The accidental stardom of Julio Iglesias Legendary singer speaks about his family, fame and Elizabeth Taylor ahead of his River Rock performance
Julio Iglesias is surprisingly easygoing. Minutes into the interview with the superstar singer it’s clear, though, he would much rather talk about his young family than himself. When the News caught up with the Latin crooner at his home in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the sounds of children’s laughter could be heard in the background. “My three-year-old is holding my leg as we speak,” said the 67-year-old. “I love being surrounded by my wife and children.” Iglesias said his young family often accompanies him on tour. (Iglesias has five young children with wife Miranda and three from his first marriage, Enrique, Julio and Chabeli.) “They will come with me to Vancouver if the weather is good,” he quipped, adding this will be his third time appearing on the River Rock stage. The Grammy award-winning singer is coming back to Richmond to perform this Friday, April 8, in the casino’s theatre. Meanwhile, he interrupts the interview for a moment to remember his close friend Elizabeth Taylor, who died on March 23 at the age of 79. “I feel very sad at her loss and Hollywood has lost an incredible legend,” he said. “She had passion for life and for the stage, one I understand well. “I feel more alive when I am on stage … I still feel the passion each and every time I go on stage to sing.”
He went on to say he performs for the love of it, not the money. “There is little money in touring for me … I should actually pay the audience for coming to see me,” he said. “I’m more grateful to my fans today than I was when I was younger.” Iglesias is reflective when it comes to his talent and the many accolades bestowed upon him over the years. He is the only living legend who received the inaugural and only Diamond Record Award given to a performer by the Guinness Book of World Records, for selling more records in more languages than any other musical artist in history; in 1985, he became one of the few Hispanic artists to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and three years later, the legendary songster received a Grammy Award for Best Latin Singer of the Year. Over the years, his albums have sold more than 300 million copies and released 77 albums. “I’m extremely grateful and humbled to be able to continue to do what I do,” he said. Although Iglesias has sung duets with some of the world’s legendary singers, such as Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, The Canadian Tenors and Sting, he has never sung with his sons — heartthrob Enrique Iglesias and lesser-known singer/ model Julio Iglesias Jr. The Spanish crooner said he would love to sing duets with his sons. “Both of my sons are extremely talented and it would be fun for us to do a
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Julio Iglesias has sung his way into the hearts of millions of women over the four decades he has been singing. He will bring his magic to the stage at the River Rock Casino Theatre on Friday. duet,” he added. “I can’t say stay-at-home mom. Neither, with a spinal cord injury. why it hasn’t happened yet.” he laughed, were particu“It took three years for Iglesias never set out larly musical. me to heal and during that to become a Latin singing In the 1960s, while time I picked up a guitar sensation; he was going to studying law, Iglesias was and started writing songs,” become a lawyer. a goalkeeper for a football he said. “Although I missed Born in Madrid, Spain, team. playing football I really the eldest of two boys, his However in 1963, he was started liking music, even father was a pre-eminent involved in a serious car though I was a bad singer surgeon and his mother a crash, one that left Iglesias back then.”
While he was recovering from his injuries, he finished his law degree but the music beckoned. “At 25, I entered a songwriter contest and to my surprise I was signed with Discos Columbia (The Latin music label of Columbia Records in the U.S.),” he said. His path was destined to be one the young Iglesias never expected. Dubbed as the universal voice and the master of the love song, Iglesias sings love ballads in multiple languages. At one point, the affable Iglesias switches to flawless French during the interview. All together, Iglesias speaks five languages, a fact he downplays by saying: “Most Europeans speak at least three languages.” During his Richmond concert Iglesias will sing Spanish and English songs. “I have to tell you this will be my third time at the River Rock and I love performing in Canada,” he said. Iglesias promised to sing such beloved hits as To All the Girls I’ve Loved, Crazy in Love and All of You. “I always have four or five hits in the repertoire for my fans,” he added. Right now, Iglesias is on a Canadian tour until April, and then it’s off to Portugal and Russian in May. Julio Iglesias performs at the River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd. on Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. For more information, call the casino at 604-247-8900 or visit www.riverrock.com. To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-9855000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
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A18 April 6, 2011 The Richmond News
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Despite there being limited choice for public facility placement, there are actions you can take to ensure your loved one’s wishes and priorities are met in care whether it be public or private. It is never an easy decision to move away from familiar surroundings. There is no doubt we would rather age in the home we love and that we’ve worked so hard to make comfortable. If we did not have to move, we wouldn’t do it. But, there comes a time when it is no longer safe to remain at home, when stairs become an obstacle and bathing becomes an issue, or when caregivers have overextended their breaking point. Alternative living arrangements may include both publicly and privately funded assisted living, family care homes, group homes and facility care. Some of these options provide choice of location, while due to demand, the public care facilities offer little choice. In our public system we have what is termed “first available bed” or FAB. This means anyone needing care in a government funded facility will be placed in the FAB. As much as they try to have people as close to family as possible, due to urgency it does not always happen. Regardless of where you live, you are integral to the care of your loved one and you can be a partner in care. The following are some thoughts on how to be involved, if you choose to do so. ! Visit or call the manager or director of care, the social worker and charge nurse to discover how you can be involved with care and discuss how that fits with your comfort level. ! Ask questions — it is expected and perfectly fine for you to ask questions. ! Offer constructive feedback to issues that arise — bring a suggestion or two. ! Record a contact name and number to call if you have concerns or questions about behaviour responses, medications or care. ! Ask how you can be involved in a family counsel, and how the person in care can be involved in a resident counsel. ! Introduce yourself to the care aides, a most valuable resource as they are the care staff who spend the most time providing care every day and often become the eyes and ears of residents who have limited communication. ! Ask for a best time to visit with staff or to make inquiries over the phone and you will find care staff more focused when they have a moment to breathe. ! Acknowledge where you genuinely feel staff are doing a great job. see Care page 19
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Vancouver Biennale artist Konstantin Dimopoulos was applying a temporary colourant to a grove of trees in Richmond’s Garden City Park that will gradually lose their blue colour over a period of weeks. Dimopoulos is the guest speaker for Richmond’s next 2011 Lulu Series: Art in the City program on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m., at Richmond City Hall Council Chambers. All Lulu Series events are free and start at 7 p.m. at Richmond City Hall, located at 6911 No. 3 Rd. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richmond Museum’s popular Antique Identiﬁcation Clinic, with local appraiser Al Bowen, returns due to popular demand on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the museum at the Richmond Library Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Price is $10 per person. Registered participants may bring in two treasures for identiﬁcation and appraisal. Objects must be easy to carry, no furniture please. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Register by calling 604-2478300, or in person.
Care: Being engaged Continued from page 18 ! Share with the staff your loved one’s personal history, past roles and preferences, so that social interactions and activities are meaningful. ! Inquire into care conferences. It is best practice to involve residents and family in care planning and your attendance at care conferences, either by phone or in person, will bring you a greater understanding of care and ensure priorities are met for the person in care. Moving into alternative living arrangements does not exclude people from engaging in choices in the outside community. As long as it is safe and in the best interest of the person in care, preparations can be made to enjoy an afternoon or dinner out, to take part in family gather-
ings, vacations or overnight stays. The journey does not end in facility care. There is much to be lived and mutually shared. Whether you find yourself close to their new home or caring from a distance, there are options to be involved in care and engage your family member in meaningful activities. Jan Gazley RN, BScN is a nurse with over 24 years of experience including caring for people with dementia. Contact Jan at onetoonehomehealth.ca or 604-7866165. Wendy Thompson MA is a gerontologist, caregiver consultant and coach, published author and former olympian. Wendy is available for consulting and coaching at 604275-0091.
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Blues win thriller over rivals to repeat as B.C. champs BY MARK BOOTH
It will go down in the archives as a repeat win for the Richmond Blues at the B.C. Juvenile Hockey Championships, yet the road to glory was hardly a familiar one. The Blues overcame plenty of obstacles along the way and came together when it mattered most to edge a familiar opponent in the gold medal game. Scott Fleming created a turnover then neatly set-up captain Mike Berekoff to give Richmond a 4-3 overtime win against the Seafair Islanders in an all-Lulu Island final played March 27 in Ridge Meadows. The golden goal came minutes after it looked like Seafair would prevail when a shot was cleared off the goalline. “We waited until the referee signalled a goal before we even began celebrating,” laughed Richmond head coach Maurice Hamlin in reference to the Islanders’ close call at the other end. “Scott really made a great play and it was nice to see a game like that end on a good goal. “The winning is great but you know for me it’s more about keeping these boys playing hockey.” Hamlin lost eight players to graduation from last year’s championship team and his roster featured 10 rookies. The team got off to a slow start and managed
Richmond Blues celebrate their second straight provincial juvenile hockey championship following a dramatic overtime win against Seafair. to win just seven league games. However, the Blues were finally healthy for the stretch run and were quietly sneaking up on its opponents. The Islanders entered the provincials having enjoyed a tremendous season under longtime Seafair coach Derek Chichak. They captured the tier one league title and final four playoff to enter the tournament as the favourite. Seafair worked its way to
the gold medal game with a 4-1 record that included a 4-2 win over Richmond in round-robin play. The Blues earned their chance at redemption by posting a 3-1-1 mark, that included wins over North Vancouver, North Delta and Ridge Meadows. “They won three of four against us but they were all good games and close,” said Hamlin of the league rivalry with Seafair. “They are a well-coached system
team and we knew we had to shut down their power play if we were going to be successful. “Yes we did repeat (as champions) but really this is a different group of kids that learned what juvenile hockey is all about and what it takes to win.” The Blues line-up also featured: Goalies — Blair Feltmate, Paven Sangara. Defencemen — Brett Dubbert, Colton Marentette, Adam Millward, Jesse Park,
Benjamin Woodward, Matthew Yonin-Eldridge. Forwards — Brett Falconer, Ryan Hansen Issey Lamb, Malcolm Macskasky, Adam Madrussan, Anthony Marra, Max Newman, Chad Tasaka, Alex Verhoeven, Kevin Wilson, Victor Wong, Corey Tasaka. The coaching staff also includes: Richard Hamlin, Adam Phillippe, Bobby Poupart and Jeremy McKeowan.
Narrow losses leave Sockeyes fourth at Cyclone Taylor Cup It was a case of so close yet so far for the Richmond Sockeyes at the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior “B” hockey championships in Fernie. Twice, the Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions were within a third period goal of advancing to the gold medal game only to come up short. They went on to finish fourth after falling 3-0 to Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions Osoyoos Coyotes in Sunday’s bronze medal game. Following the opening day of
round-robin play, the Sockeyes looked to be in terrific shape. Rudi Thorsteinson continued his outstanding post-season by scoring with just 52 seconds remaining to give Richmond a dramatic 4-3 win over Osoyoos. The result, coupled with Peninsula Panthers and host Fernie Ghostriders playing to a 3-3 tie, meant the locals needed just one win in their remaining two games to lock up a spot in the championship game. On Friday, Eli Wiebe’s early third period goal pulled his team into a 4-4 tie with Peninsula.
However, the Island champions broke the deadlock with 8:40 remaining, then added an insurance goal in a 6-4 win. The Sockeyes (1-1-0) had one more opportunity to advance in their final round-robin encounter on Saturday night against the Ghostriders (1-0-1) who needed just a tie to seal their spot in the gold medal game. With so much at stake, it proved to be a tight-checking affair. It remained scoreless until Fernie’s Scott Morisseau ruined Aaron Oakley’s terrific night in net with 6:54 remaining in the
third period. Coming off such an emotional loss, the Sockeyes had little left in the tank for their bronze medal tilt with Osoyoos, giving up a pair of second period goals and another in the third. The loss ended a dominant season for a team that dressed 12 rookies on a regular basis and had just one 20-year-old on its roster. The Sockeyes lost just five games in regulation time during the regular season, then proceeded to win 12 of 15 playoff games en route to their second PIJHL title in three years.
Icing ... • Peninsula went on to capture the Cyclone Taylor Cup with a 5-3 win over Fernie and will represent B.C. at the Western Canadian Junior “B” Championships, April 14-17 in Sherwood Park, AB. • After missing much of the playoffs with injuries, regulars Ryan Cooper, Sam Chichak and Drew Spencer returned to the line-up in Fernie. Affiliates Jason Fram, Dean Allison, Vik Sangera and Carter Popoff all saw action as well. Popoff, a Richmond Minor grad, had a goal and an assist in the loss to Peninsula.
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Sports Connaught skaters capture four medals at Pacific STARSkate Championships The Connaught Skating Club came away with four medals from the recent 2011 B.C./Yukon Pacific STARSkate Championships in Cranbrook. The Richmond club was a force at the Pre-Juvenile Ladies level with Jessica Yuen (gold) and Claudia Makhanko-Tang sweeping the top two positions, while Amanda Feltham was fourth. Connaught also was prominent in the Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Division with Madge Man Chit Sheung capturing gold and Danica Vangsgaard silver. Rounding out the results was Sophie O’Bray placing fourth in Bronze Interpretive. All six skaters qualified for STARSkate with strong performances at the Winterskate competition in Delta. The results included:
Performance Program Seven and Under Grade 1: Averyn Ngan (bronze), Samantha Yeung (silver). Performance Program Seven and Under Grade 2: Vanessa Rong (silver), Catherine Yuen (silver). Performance Program 8-10 Grade 1: Mary Jo Yun (bronze). Performance Program 8-10 Grade 2: Arale Cheung (gold). Performance Program 8-10 Grade 3: Sophie Ho
(silver). Performance Program 8-10 Grade 4: Jessie Ma (bronze). Pre-Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade 1: Jamie Cheung (eighth). Pre-Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade 3: Emily Ni (second). Pre-Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade 4: Kailan Tang (third). Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade 1: Danica Vansgaard (first), Alisa Katsuna (third). Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade 2: Montserrat Godinez (fourth), Caitlin Tai (fifth), Milena Markovich (sixth). Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade 3: Madge Sheung (first), Grace O’Bray (fourth), Kathleen Kong (eighth). Preliminary Ladies 10 and Under Grade Final: Danica Vansgaard (second), Made Sheung (third), Alisa Katsuna (seventh), Montserrat Godinez (11th), Grace O’Bray (12th). Senior Bronze Ladies: Cate Giffin (eighth), Nina Chang (12th). Bronze Interpretive: Sophie O’Bray (third). Pre-Juvenile Ladies: Claudia Makhanko-Tang (first), Amanda Feltham (third), Jessica Yuen (sixth), Bianca Duca (seventh), Jadine Ngan (10th), Sophie O’Bray (13th), Rachel De Mello (14th), Angela Chuang (19th), Yvette Ye (20th). Juvenile Ladies: Chiaki Karunsa (ninth), Erin Blouin (10th), Katrin Shein (12th), Vanessa Lee (14th).
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It’s been three years since Lois Bouchard — founder and ambassador of the SOS Children’s Village Run — planned to organize a run/walk to help raise funds for youths in foster care. Her idea at that time was to have the run but she was uncertain where it would be until she met former Olympians Doug and Diane Clement one day in Steveston. “Doug said think ‘big’ in terms of where we should have the venue,” recalled Bouchard. The location proved to be the Olympic Oval and the first-ever community event to be held at the Richmond landmark is set for its third annual run on May 29.
“Every year the event gets better as we will have bibs and there will be a timing clock this year,” continued Bouchard. The Clements are the honorary patrons and some notable guest runners include 76-year-old Gwen McFarlan, a marathon world record holder and Violet Holmes, 75, who will be particiapting in the upcoming Boston Marathon for the third time. Also in attendance will be Benji Chu an accomplished runner, who in 2008, ran 12 marathons in as many months raising $12,500 for SOS Children’s Village in Cambodia. Everyone is invited to participate in the 10k & 5K walk or run. There will also be a 1k family walk. The flat and fast scenic course starts at 9:30 at the Olympic Oval Plaza. It’s a great way to start the day with family and friends for a terrific cause. All teams from corporate to commu-
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QUIET BUILDING, 1 BDRM apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, 1 prkg, elev, coin laund, locker, close to all shops and transit, suits seniors. NS, NP, 604-241-3772 Rmd, $930/m
435 - 9500 Otlin Rd. brand new 2 br 2 bath, 888sf. balc. lease, np, ns,$1550, now, Eric 604-723-7368 Royal Pacific Mngt RMD 2 br, 1.5 bath, 6 appl, nr shops/shool, transit, 1 prkg,storage shed, small yard, $1300 1-250-398-0720 Call collect pls.
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HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663
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5 BR (3up & 2 down), 2 kitchen, inlaw suite, 6651 William Rd. ns, np, $2500, now, 604-271-5656
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1 BR, Gilbert nr Rmd. Hosp. $600 for 2 or $550 for 1, incl cable, net, phone, avail now, 604-277-9747
1 BDRM bsmt, $750 incls utilities #3 & Lucas Rd. n/pets, n/s, Apr 1st. 241-7270/ cell-649-5478 1 BR bsmt, fridge, stove, share wd, ns, small pet ok, utils & cable inc’d, $800, May 1 or sooner, Shellmount area, 604-760-1209 2 BR, East Rmd, now, $850 incld utils, share yard, ns, np, no wd, 604-515-8184..778-997-5787 2 BR large bright bsmt, Gilbert & Steveston, ns np, share w/d, prkg, back yard $800 + util, refs, May 1. day 270-3121, eve 274-4146 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
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3 BBRM, 1 Full Bath Townhouse.. Close to Oak/Knight St. Bridges, walk to Sky Train. Very clean, laminate balcony, wood f/p, all appliance. 1100sf second story townhouse, Parking included in carport. 1100+ shr w/d & utils. Pets Neg. N/S $1320, April 1st. 604-836-0027 for more info.
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Almond Square (2'x2").................................... 55¢ea
Boneless Pork Loin (Whole)
Mastro Oven Roasted Tuscany Ham (100g)....................... $109 Mastro "New" Chorizo Salami (100g)...............................$118 Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free Arla Creamy Havarti Cheese (100g) ............................. $128
Valid Wed. April 6 - Sun. April 10, 2011 while quantities last
For Freshness and Quality you can count on!
for the following positions: • Deli Counter Helper • Stocker • Cashier
RICHMOND #640 Lansdowne Centre
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Richmond News April 6 2011