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Village gears up for Royal wedding BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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In case you didn’t know it, there will be a bit of a bash going on in the U.K. on Friday. And at about 1 a.m. Pacific time, there will likely to be quite a few TV sets and PVRs clicking on in Steveston — regarded as Richmond’s Little Britain — in time to watch the Royal wedding between a prince called William and a “commoner” called Kate. Indeed, one business that might not be open too early Friday morning is, not sur$

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prisingly, Mary’s British Home Store on Chatham Street. The store’s stock of Royal wedding memorabilia — from plates to cups and saucers and food to giant flags — sold out days ago. Mary herself is getting up/staying up to watch the historic event live. However, one of her staff, Anne Graham, needs her sleep and has just bought an HD PVR box to record the entire six-hour show, which is being broadcast live on TV from 1 a.m. “I bought the hi-def box especially for this,” Graham said. “Mary says she’s getting up to watch it. But I just can’t get up at 3 a.m.”

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VAPOR — a newly formed residents protest group — doesn’t do deadlines. The organization’s co-founders — huddled together in a cozy suburban Richmond back patio as the Easter Monday rain battered off the roofs of two tents protecting the media horde — care not a jot about the April 26 date for public submissions with regard to the proposal to run a jet fuel pipeline through their neighbourhood. VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond) is more concerned with making as much noise as possible in the ears of Richmond’s MLAs and the province’s environment minister, the latter of whom will ultimately decide on the plan come the fall. And this week, its first call to action was to Richmondites, urging them to “join the fight” against an airline consortium’s proposal to barge aviation fuel up the south arm of

the Fraser River to an off-loading facility and then pump it up a 15-kilometre pipe through the city to YVR. “We’re asking you, the community, to join the fight to stop this hazardous plan and put pressure on the province,” said VAPOR’s chair, Carol Day. “We’re asking the EAO (B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office) to deny the application. The actual route of the pipeline has yet to be decided. That’s not fair to the residents or the EAO. We’re going to make a request to our MLAs for a moratorium on this.” The consortium — Vancouver Airport Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) — originally considered 15 options for a new fuel delivery system, saying that the current supply via tanker truck from Washington state and pipeline from a Burnaby refinery was unreliable and inadequate to meet future demand. Day said that VAPOR wants those previsee Langer page 4


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He might not win the most votes — but maybe a popularity contest. Green Party candidate Michael Wolfe’s positive, earnest style seemed to appeal to folks on both ends of the political spectrum at an all-candidate’s meeting held Thursday evening at the Beth Tikvah synagogue in west Richmond. About 120 people showed up, despite a Canucks playoff game, to hear candidates from two ridings, Richmond and Delta-Richmond East. Those missing from the table were NDP, Nic Slater; Green Party, Duane Laird; Independent, John Shavluk and Libertarian, Jeff Monds — all Delta-Richmond East candidates.

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As Wolfe articulated his vision for the Garden City lands, following a question from community activist Jim Wright, even fellow candidates essentially said, “I’m with Michael.” The question of what should happen to the 55hectre piece of land in the centre of Richmond was generally undisputed: all candidates support keeping it green or as an “urban park” — pending the outcome the Musqueam band’s court challenge against the city regarding the land. There was a point of contention, however, when Richmond Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido remarked that the federal government made a $26.9 million profit off of the deal and that the money should be given back to the City of Richmond. Richmond Conservative incumbent Alice Wong responded by challenging him on that kind of spending. Wong stressed the need to keep taxes and government spending down.

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questioned why it was that countries such as Australia and France, which have lower per capita incomes than Canada, are able to provide free tuition for post secondary education, while in Canada tuition fees are prohibitively high for many. Alan Beesley, Liberal candidate for DeltaRichmond East, said high education costs reflect the priorities of the Conservative government, which would rather spend money on fighter jets than post secondary education. NDP candidate for Richmond, Dale Jackaman, referred to the Conservative’s plan to expand prisons when statistics show that crime rates are decreasing. “But Conservatives don’t like statistics, because they don’t want the facts to get in the way of a good campaign,” Jackaman added. Delta-Richmond East Conservative candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay, a mother of four university-aged children, said she knows well the cost of education and outlined some programs implemented by the Conservatives, such as a tax break on textbooks. Moreover, a government can best help young people by creating a strong economy, which, she said, this government has done, despite a global recession. Wong referred to the Conservative’s “Red Seal” program to assist students in trades programs. At one point, Jackaman was thrown what he called a “land mine” question when someone asked if the views of NDP MP Libby Davies, who has been critical of Israel, reflect NDP policy. Jackaman said no, but that his party is one in which MPs were free to speak to contentious issues and were not muzzled.

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Green Party candidate Michael Wolfe takes the podium at an all-candidates meeting Thursday evening while, from left, Conservatives Alice Wong and Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Liberals Joe Peshcisolido and Alan Beesley and NDP Dale Jackaman listen on. woman stated. Wolfe argued for improving health care delivery by decentralizing services; instead of expanding the hospital, establish more, smaller clinics throughout the city, for example. Jackaman argued that the Conservatives have let private health services flourish and have undermined patent reform, which would give people access to cheaper, generic drugs, particularly for HIV/AIDS. The Liberals and Conservatives both committed to maintaining the six per cent annual increase to provinces for health care until 2014 when the health accord with the provinces comes up for renegotiation. On the issue of the environment, Wong said she opposed the carbon tax. “We’ve been taxed to death.” Both the Conservative and Liberal candidates stated that minority governments are unstable and dismissed the notion of a coalition. Jackaman, on the other hand, said some of Canada’s most progressive programs, such as health care, were NDP initiatives implemented in minority governments. Peschisolido said he will be pushing for a full federal environmental review of the jet fuel pipeline proposal. Howard Jampolsky, who moderated the meeting and just last month ran against Findlay for the Conservative nomination, concluded the meeting saying regardless who you vote for, exercise your right to do so May 2.

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Former Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist Otto Langer points to where the pipeline will go. that the date for public submissions passed on Tuesday, Day said VAPOR intends to disrupt the process as much as possible. “We don’t accept it’s a fait accompli,” she said. “There is a sense of helplessness out there and a sense that it’s a done deal. We want to tell people that it’s not.” Day said she’s hoping the local MLAs can broker a meeting with the Environment Minister Terry Lake, long before he makes his decision, expected in October. “We very much want to interfere with the process, because the process is flawed,” she said. “In the meantime, the VAPOR team is very accessible at www.vaporbc.com to anyone with questions or who wants to support us.”

governing body as “more of a facilitator or expeditor of this process.” Another VAPOR founder, Scott Carswell, lives in a complex near Riverport, about 400 metres from where VAFFC plans to construct its fuel off-loading facility. “I called Richmond’s fire department and they told me it would be around nine minutes before they could respond to an emergency down here,” he said. “We seen what happened at Miami airport recently when their fuel storage facility caught on fire. The firefighting equipment melted, and it took them hours to get it under control.” Despite suggestions from certain circles — including some City of Richmond councillors — that the provincial environmental review is a foregone conclusion and

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Discriminatory ad breaks law The Editor, Re: “Only Chinese need apply rental advert sparks outcry,” News, April 22. Read with interest about the rental restriction, based on language/ethnicity, on a unit at the Mandalay. While it might have provoked moral indignation from those commenting, in plain English, the ad was illegal. An owner cannot discriminate, legally, on a rental property to satisfy their whims. Our past is littered with various discriminations which have been legislated away and foreign purchasers must not drag us back into that mess. If a purchaser cannot speak the local tongue, he/she must use an interpreter, at their own expense, in dealing with their tenants. Of more import is the statement by Lisa Yeh, the tenant, that she had taken the offending ad off Craigslist and put it into a Chinese newspaper. This tells me that it is probable that the foreign language media may be accepting ads which clearly break Canadian laws. If so, they should be held responsible and fined if necessary. Is the product of this media market segment monitored? I would not be surprised if the answer is “No.” With the growing flow of foreign investors into our housing market this will grow into a major problem if not corrected now. Murray W. Lovelace Richmond

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Why I stay a monarchist at heart My mom would tell you that I have wanted to be a princess my whole life. My husband and kids would tell you that I certainly act like one. And for a brief moment in time, I was even crowned a queen, as Miss Richmond 1977! But now I am just bragging. Which of course, is unbecoming of royalty. I have always been fascinated with the British Royal family. I don’t know if it was because my English grandmother looked exactly like the Queen Mum, or that I was a tea drinker practically from the time I was weaned, or that I just loved to belt out God Save the Queen during school assemblies. Or perhaps it was because Prince Charles and I share the same birthday (and…I’d deny it if you asked me, but I was positive that the date of Princess Anne’s first wedding was chosen precisely because it was the same day). Whatever the reason, I have always felt an affinity for the U.K., and most especially, it’s (in my mind) reallife fairy-tale monarchy. When Charles married Diana, I was certainly in seventh heaven. Here was a girl I could relate to. We were just about the same age, and I too was a young bride, having been married myself, the summer before. We were pregnant with our first children at the same time, and William was born just a few weeks before my son, Kyle. Diana loved people, particularly children, and had worked as a kindergarten

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assistant. I’d worked as a playschool assistant, myself. She described herself as “thick as a plank” and was remembered as a so-so student, during her school days. Hey, me too! Diana was “The People’s Princess.” I am, well, one of the people. She was blonde. I am blonde. Her middle name was Frances. My mom’s middle name is Frances! Now this is just getting spooky! (But, kidding aside, actual spookiness: Diana died on my wedding anniversary.) Diana was famous for championing the ill and downtrodden, when I myself, had a sick child. During Diana and Charles’ visit to Vancouver in 1986, I lined up at 6 a.m. outside Children’s Hospital where my daughter was a renal patient, in order to catch a glimpse of Diana. I was fortunate enough to be able to hand her some flowers. With her famously gorgeous velvet-like complexion and soulful blue eyes, she remains to this day, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. A true English Rose. But I digress. On July 29 1981, I very happily arose at 3 a.m. to watch live, what was surely to be the wedding to end all weddings. Even though

I had to leave the house for work at 6 a.m., this was a royal wedding! And it didn’t disappoint. Diana was a stunning fairy tale bride. Visions of her riding in the Cinderella carriage, in her Elizabeth Emanuel dress with the mile long train and her glittering tiara, are firmly burnished into my memory. And I wasn’t alone. I think women the world over collectively swooned as the Royal couple kissed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. We could talk of nothing else, at work that day. In fact, I’m certain no actual “work” was done. We now know how that fairy tale ended, yet no matter how ridiculous the Royal family has seemed over the ensuing years, I still remain a monarchist at heart. I have continued to enjoy many of the antics of the younger royals, as they strive to remain “real” and relevant while they live their not-so-ordinary lives, in the very public eye. As a parent with children the same ages as William and Harry, I have often knowingly chuckled at their foibles. And so, I find myself again eagerly anticipating another Royal wedding, as I eagerly anticipate my son’s. I will quite happily arise once again at 3 a.m. to watch William and Kate’s nuptials, and this time I choose to continue to believe in true love, and as with my own kids, I wish them the best, and hope with all my heart that their marriage is a long and happy one.


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Letters Debate sheds light on priorities The Editor, I wanted to give an update on positions taken and outcomes arising from the April 19 Delta-Richmond East all-candidates meeting. On the subject of closed containment (land-based) fish farms, internationally noted salmon expert Alexandra Morton has “unfriended” both Liberal Alan Beesley and Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay for their comments. However, NDP candidate Nic Slater remains on her good list. Both Beesley and Findlay said open net fish farms were fine and there was no “solid science” to prove that sea lice from fish farms affect the wild salmon stocks. They also said we need to look to other countries for their experiences. They need to do their homework. In fact, other countries have had similar experiences. In 2003, Norway responded to the sea lice problem by establishing National Salmon Fjords to protect wild salmon from salmon farms. In 2007, Marine Harvest, one of the biggest salmon farming companies globally and in B.C., stated the company was concerned about the future for wild salmon and that fish farming should not be allowed in fjords with salmon rivers. And in 2008, the B.C. government prohibited expansion of the industry onto the central coast. It is understandable that both the Liberal

and the Conservative candidate are not up to speed on fish because they don’t even live here. Unlike the population of Richmond East, Steveston and Delta who live right beside the Fraser River, they do not see salmon as part of the collective identity if not life blood. From fishing families in Steveston to sport fishers in Delta, we know the preservation of wild salmon stocks should be an important federal issue. Nic Slater, who by the way lives in Delta, is in favour of closed containment fish farms that keep farmed fish away from B.C.’s natural stocks. As a biologist, this makes sense to me as well. I found out that one of my old biology professors at SFU has been researching closed containment fish farming for years. He even uses fresh (not salt) water. And he is producing bigger, healthier fish in a shorter time frame than fish farms. So it appears there is solid science to show open net fish farming is not the best solution and that in fact, the method is harmful to salmon. And it appears the NDP candidate Nic Slater is more in tune with retired MP John Cummins about fish than Mr. Cummin’s replacement candidate. On May 2, think about fish before you vote. Deirdre Whalen Richmond

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The Editor, At the Beth Tikvah forum last Thursday, the four Richmond candidates in the federal election were asked a couple of Garden City lands questions. I found the answers informed and committed. Early on, all four candidates showed how they’d win a federal minister’s support for funding to bring out the lands’ natural potential. Michael Wolfe enthused about the species there, including endangered ones, and about ways “we can do an amazing job of producing food for the community on parts of the lands.” Dale Jackaman passionately took up the theme:


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Project benefits businesses but not residents The Editor, An open letter to Adrian Pollard, spokesman for the VAFFC consortium: I recently read that Mr. Pollard said that other options were considered. Really? What were they? And why were they

rejected? The only “option” being presented for environmental assessment is the current one, and that has everyone pissed off because if it gets a pass, it’s a done deal! As Pollard was quoted: “The (environmental assessment) process is

not designed to evaluate options, it’s designed to evaluate the merits and effects of a proposed project.” So, this is the plan they’re going with. Considerable expense has already been invested by the VAFFC consortium so far, I’m guessing, in

their proposal. This is the best “option” is it? For whom? On upgrading the existing pipeline (an obvious first choice for many), Pollard says: “We don’t have access or control of facilities up there... and we’re looking at three to

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four times the complexities... .” I should like to place emphasis on the “we don’t have control’’ part of that quote, and I’m assuming “three to four times the complexities” is a euphemism for three to four times the cost. This is a for profit consortium, that tells us that the best option is to put an undeniable risk upon our estuary, salmon stock, wildlife, beauty of the lower Fraser River, rapidly diminishing prime farmland and rapidly expanding residential areas ... that had a zero/nada/zilch risk of a catastrophic fuel spill, before this crazy proposal

was presented! And they say it was the best option. I’ll ask it again, for whom? I think a lot of us residents and taxpayers would like to be the judge of what the best option is for our neighbourhoods. It’s clearly not this one! How about a referendum on all the “other” options that were considered but discounted? (I’d sure like to read some of those documents, I’ll tell ya... but I doubt that they exist.) You listening yet, Adrian? Geoffrey Filtness Richmond

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Sad to see such ad The Editor, Re: “‘Only Chinese’ need apply rental advert sparks outcry,” News, April 22. I am Caucasian, and have lived in Richmond for more than 25 years. I grew up in India, Hindi was my first language as a child. My family and I value Asian and Chinese people both as friends and employees. In other words, in no way do I consider myself racist. I cannot speak from experience regarding other areas of the Lower Mainland, however I do believe that there is kind of covert racism against Caucasian people from many in the Chinese Richmond community. While it is usually not nearly as blatant as the recent ad on Craigslist, the property rental market is a very good example of where a process of “exclusion” occurs. If a Caucasian calls about a property for rent — “Sorry, rented” and a quick hangup is the response. If a Mandarin or Cantonese speaker calls the same number five minutes later the property is magically available! The job market is much the same — particularly professional offices and stores. It is always denied or explained away on the basis of language when challenged, but it does exist in our community. Hopefully this type of behaviour will improve with time, but it is a shame that so many people feel the need to indulge in it today. H. Wynne Richmond

Where does it end? The Editor, Re: “‘Only Chinese’ need apply rental advert sparks outcry,” News, April 22. Am I surprised by the ad in Craigslist? Certainly not. It was bound to happen sooner or later, especially with the change of demographics in Richmond. This is discrimination based on ethnicity. Is this the start of a new trend in Richmond? Is this Canada? Imagine what can happen

when the Mandarin School Immersion gets the green light. Soon thereafter, there will be discrimination based on language. “Only persons speaking Mandarin need apply.” The same implication using different words. But this time, a requirement when applying for a job in Richmond. Am I being paranoid? You decide. Glen Heredia Richmond


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The Editor, Re: “Drivers, stop means stop,” Letters, April 22. I live near the crosswalk I believe the person who wrote the letter is talking about. Less than a year ago, the city put up crosswalk lights at this crosswalk because too many students and residents of the area were having close calls with near misses from cars. One student actually got hit once, long before the city realized a lighted crosswalk might be a


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The Unchanging Gospel Story is presented each Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. in the James Whiteside elementary, 9282 Williams Rd. Joshua Tschetter and Harvey Purves welcome everyone.

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The Richmond BC Liberal Fundraising Dinner happens on Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the River Rock Show Theatre, 8811 River Rd. MLAs RichmondSteveston John Yap, Richmond East Linda Reid and Richmond Centre Rob Howard invite you to support their re-election. Tickets are $185. For more information, call Thomas Curley at 604-763-1245 or email tcurley08@gmail.com. Every Thursday night is Bingo at St. Paul Parish, 8251 St. Alban’s Rd. Come and join an evening of fun and lots of exciting prizes, while supporting programs such as community outreach, youth program, hospital visitations and seniors outreach. Make it a date every Thursday. For more information, call 604-277-3213. Must be 19 years or older to play.

Saturday

Kingswood elementary invites everyone to their first annual Spring Fling Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 11511 King Rd. There will be great bargains on used toys, clothes, books, kitchen items, furniture and more. Have your photo taken with your local fire fighter, plus there will be face painting/tattoos, concession stand, raffle prizes and much more.

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and Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to explore unique arts, culture and heritage for free with new destinations this year, including the state-of-the-art aerospace technology campus at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a lovingly restored century-old heritage home. More than 40 venues are featured this year, including places of worship, green spaces, art galleries, artist studios, heritage sites and museums. With venues located throughout Richmond, visitors can plan their route based on geography, special interest or just curiosity. While the majority of the sites will be open from all day, both days, visitors are encouraged to check the site map for times of operation. Doors Open site maps are available at City facilities, including pools, rinks, community centres, heritage sites, Richmond Nature Park, Richmond Cultural Centre and Richmond see AroundTown page 14

Reel 2 Real expands to Richmond with a free screening of One Big Hapa Family — For Film Buffs of All Ages — on Saturday, May 7 at 3 pm, at the Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd. Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is a free event, however, there will be a donation box available for Japan Earthquake Relief. Eight short films will also be shown, including local productions Cry Rock, Tempo, and Anne Marie Flemmings’ I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors. A Free Animation Workshop will also be offered from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 604-224-6162 or visit www.r2festival.org. Turn back time or fly into the future at the fourth annual Doors Open Richmond event on Saturday, May 7

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Got stuff you don’t want? Recycle it with the Development Disabilities Association. There are three ways to help: bins for cloth items, pick up for dishes, toys and books, or drop off donation station for dishes and clothes. For more information or drop site address, call 604273-4DDA or visit www. develop.bc.ca.

TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) is a nonprofit weight loss support group. For information or to join, call Lynda at 604856-8014. Join us for a fun night out. We need men and women (ages 18 and up) for our marching band. Uniform provided. Call Don at 604-946-8130. Steveston’s Fifty & Up 8-Ball Social Club is looking for new members for non-competitive pool games at the Steveston community centre. Days and evening games. To join or for more information, call Bobby at 604448-0026. The Catcare Veterinary

Clinic offers a nonprofit adoption program for cats and kittens. If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, call 604-277-8511. Richmond Eating Disorder Program, a family and friends support group, meets the last Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 8100 Granville St., room 115. For more information, call Liz McKenna at 604-2797077. Richmond Artists’ Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of month at the Richmond Cultural Arts Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Professional demos every month and we welcome new members. For more information, visit www.richmondartistsguild.com or call Jenni at 604-241-1120. Richmond’s Overeaters Anonymous, a weightloss program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is looking for new members. For more information, visit www.oa.org.


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Lunapads founder Madeleine Shaw, centre, and her business partner Suzanne Siemens, left, are honoured by BC Business as running one of the province’s 20 most ground-breaking companies. Lunapads has partnered with Mariposa DR Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering girls in the Dominican Republic, donating 200 specially made daily hygiene kits, above, to girls and women. women all over the world via Facebook, Twitter and its blogs. “We sell more products in New York state than here in our own province.” That might be, but Lunapads has caught the attention of Dr. Jerilynn Prior, a professor of Endocrinology at the University of B.C., an internationally renowned expert on women’s health and an author. Prior is a proponent of Lunapads, because they offer a safe alternative to disposable tampons and pads. Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone gushed on Lunapads’ blog about how much she likes using their eco-friendly products. More recently, the company received accolades from BC Business magazine, naming Lunapads as one of the province’s top 20 most groundbreaking companies during an awards reception. “It came out of left field … we didn’t know anything until our invite came in the mail,” said Shaw. “Once we found out we were finalists, it was a huge honour.” Besides being impressed with Lunapads line of sustainable, eco-friendly pads and tampons,

the judges were won over by Pads4Girls, Lunapads’ philanthropic project. On its website, www.bcbusinessonline.ca, it lists one of its reasons for selecting Lunapads as: “It’s tempting to imagine what the world would be like if every company operated under the same principles as Lunapads, a triple-bottom-line innovator that is changing the lives of women around the world.” Shaw said “it started in 2000 when we received an email request from Zimbawai requesting Lunapads for young women.” “We were thrilled to be involved and since then our involvement in other developing countries has grown.” Lunapads recently partnered with Mariposa DR Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls in the Dominican Republic, to donate 200 specially made daily hygiene kits of underwear and cloth liners to women and girls. Through its initiative dubbed Pads4Girls, Shaw said, they partner its customers with nonprofit organizations to provide special kits to

girls in developing nations so they can stay in school every day of the month. Since 2000, Shaw is thrilled to report they have helped more than 1,200 girls across Africa and Central America. “As soon as we found out about this issue, we felt compelled to help in any way we could,” added Shaw. Lunapads makes perhaps an even bigger impact by mentoring and sharing its proprietary trade practices with menstrual pad makers in developing countries, such as AfriPads in Kenya, that makes and distributes pads. According to statistics from Mariposa DR Foundation, across the developing world, millions of girls miss up to 20 per cent of their education simply because they lack monthly feminine hygiene supplies. “This is why I started Lunapads: to help women have healthier and more positive experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall,” Shaw said. “By providing women with a healthier, more eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads and tampons, we’re inviting women to create more positive and informed

relationship with themselves as well as the planet.” Today, Lunapads employs eight and has approximately 100,000 customers around the world. “As a result, we’ve calculated that over one million disposable pads and tampons are now being diverted from landfills across the world every month,” said Shaw. “Each one of our products, which last upwards of five years, replaces 140 disposable products a year.” As far as the future, Shaw said Lunapads is constantly looking at ways to diversify its product line, which includes 16 different washable pads in organic and non-organic fabrics, three styles of underwear, and many accessories and pantyliners. Its DivaCup is Lunapads washable answer to tampons. Like a tampon it’s worn internally, needs only to be changed two or three times a day and lasts forever. Lunapads keeps working on new eco-friendly products, including ones for bladder control. To find out how you can help young women access Lunapads, call 604-681-9953 or visit www.lunapads.com.

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In 1993, Madeleine Shaw was a 25-year-old aspiring fashion designer. The Richmond resident certainly hadn’t envisioned herself designing feminine hygiene products for a living. However, that’s what the dynamic visionary ended up doing. “I was frustrated by tampons because they were causing me to have bladder infections,” said Shaw. While still attending Queens University, Shaw began experimenting with her makeshift reusable cotton feminine hygiene products. “Although I considered myself to be a feminist, I had not yet considered the feminine hygiene products industry from a politicized perspective and had yet to really start to get it about environmental issues,” Shaw said. “However, I soon became an environmentalist who questioned all the used tampons, pads and applicators, which were ending up in the landfills.” Believing she was onto something that was good for the planet and for women, the entrepreneur wrote her first business plan for Lunapads in 1994. That same year, Lunapads International was born. By 1998, Lunapads were being sold in health food stores across Canada. Shaw was also busy marketing her eco-friendly products internationally and through E-Commerce. In 1999, Shaw met her future business partner, chartered accountant Suzanne Siemens. “We both shared the same vision for better health, not only for women, but for the planet,” said Shaw. “She became my partner in 2000.” Lunapads are now used by thousands of women in 40 countries. However, Shaw added, Lunapads has been a hard sell in North America; especially right here in B.C.“Lunapads are incredibly educationally intensive,” said Shaw. “There is still a lingering perception that a woman’s menstrual cycle is somehow unclean.” In an effort to dispel the myth, Lunapads answers questions from

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Be patient when planting cut worm damage. These On the weekend my worm-like creatures can do husband and I were at one tremendous damage — and of our favourite nurseries as their name suggests they in Vancouver, The Natural “cut.” Often you will find, for Gardener on West 10th example, a tulip in its prime cut Avenue. A young couple were as though someone has come there buying seeds, and they eagerly asked what they could GARDEN RAMBLINGS by with scissors. Look for them at night when it’s dark. Armed plant now and were the tomawith a flashlight you will often find them to plants in yet? Their impatience is reflected in all of us gardeners, who after a long winter, along the edges of leaves as well. They are a mottled brown colour and bright green insides are anxious to get out and play in the dirt. when you squish them! But, Bob’s reply was one of caution and Every year the Richmond Garden Club has I urge you to follow it. Although our greenhouse is full of young tomato plants and other its annual plant sale and it is a two-day event that has been well attended by the Richmond seedlings, it is far too cold to plant them outpublic for years. But, it seems we must be a side just yet. You can sow your onions, potatoes, lettuce, raucous crowd, as we used to hold it in the “old” Broadmoor mall, but they tore it down. swiss chard and peas now, but most of the other seeds/plants are heat loving, and the soil We moved to the Scout Hall at No. 1 and Francis road, but we were told this year they is far too cold for them just yet. Our daytime were going to tear it down. (Seems like a bit temperatures are OK, but our night times dip of a trend, doesn’t it?) far too low for most tender plants. Of course, So, our new location for this Friday, May 6 it is a good time to add perennials to your garden, divide your own plants, sow grass and (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday, May 7, (9 a.m.3 p.m.) is at the Richmond Nature Park, on hunt for slugs and weeds. Westminster Highway. There is always a great I see all the major family owned plant nurseries here in Richmond are open and well selection and one never knows the treasures that you will discover at rock bottom prices. stocked. While I feel the same urgency you Last year we sold out the hanging baskets, so do in wanting to plant, I do suggest you buy come early both days for a good choice. There now, and keep your plants on your window will be a master gardener there to answer your sills or bring them in under cover at night. Many times the most popular varieties sell out questions. Looking forward to seeing you early and you may wish to purchase them on there! your next outing. Go ahead, but bring them Deb Brodie is a local gardener and a inside at night for a while yet. member of the Richmond Garden Club. You Do check your garden regularly for can reach her at debinthegarden@gmail.com.

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RC Palmer’s Aran Heran will be continuing his basketball career for the Langara Falcons next fall.

The B.C. senior boys ���AAA’ basketball champions are spreading their talent across the province. Just days after the RC Palmer Griffins captured their first-ever provincial title, tournament MVP Vijay Dhillon announced his commitment to the University of Victoria next fall. Now his teammates are following suit. Versatile forward Mike Zayas will be continuing his career in Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University, while post standout Ranjodh Heran has signed with the Langara Falcons. The remaining big prize is point guard Billy Cheng who is leaning towards the University of Northern B.C. in Prince George “I think Billy likes the idea of living away from home and that’s why he is interested in going to Prince George,” said Palmer head coach Paul Eberhardt. “They most likely will be moving up to Canada West in a couple of years so that would give him the option of staying there or leaving (for a university team) after one season.” At 5-foot-9, Cheng lacks the size of a typical collegiate point guard but offers far too much to be ignored. Eberhardt compares him to former Richmond Colt standout Karlo

Villanueva who went on to enjoy a solid career at UBC. “I think Billy can be a very good CIS point guard,” he said. “You just look at his make-up and he does so many other things well. He has played at the highest levels and had nothing but success his entire career.”

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The Lanagra Falcons are also actively pursuing Cheng and hope the idea of being reunited with one of his teammates will help their cause. Head coach Jake McCallum is thrilled to have Heran as part of his recruiting class.

The 6-foot-4 post was a beast in the paint, during the Griffins’ title run, leading the provincial tournament in rebounding, including 17 boards in the championship game. “We’re really excited to have him,” said McCallum. “He is one of those all-round team guys whose motor never stops running. I know what I am getting, especially at the defensive end of the floor. “He plays much bigger than his size because of his work ethic and basketball IQ. He just brings so many intangibles to our program.” McCallum is hoping Heran and, perhaps Cheng, will be playing alongside another Richmond basketball standout next fall. Former Burnett star Elliott Mason had a terrific freshman season, leading the team in scoring while earning second team all-star and all-rookie team honours. The 6-foot-5 Mason is exploring his university options but figures to be a huge part of the Falcons’ success should he return. At the buzzer... •The Griffins’ championship run has earned them Basketball B.C.’s Team of the Year Award. They will be honoured on Saturday night at the organization’s hall of fame banquet in Langley. Vijay Dhillon is also a finalist for High School Player-of-the-Year. For details see page 22.

Seafair will be well-represented at U16 B.C. Cup in Kamloops The powerful Seafair Islanders Bantam AAA hockey team will be well-represented at this week’s U16 B.C. Cup tournament in Kamloops. Earlier this month, B.C. Hockey hosted a U16 Zone Development Camp in Langley. This was the first stage of B.C. Hockey’s High Performance Program for 15-year-olds. The top 20 players are identified and move on to play in the B.C. Cup.

Besides being a “stepping stone” to the provincial team tryout camp, the B.C. Cup is also a popular event for Western Hockey League scouts with the annual WHL Bantam Draft on the horizon. Seafair Bantam A1 players, made their presence felt, earning nine of the 20 available spots. Goalie Adam Cronier; defencemen Shaun Dosanjh and Scott Munro; and forwards Austin Adamson, Matthew

Boroditsky,Alec Dawydiak, Isaiah English, Jake Wozney and Alex Whitwham, will all be in Kamloops. Organizers also commented that Seafair probably would have had a 10th player placed on the team, had it not been for an injury to forward Tyler Sandhu. The Islanders team captain, who hurt is knee in the provincial playdowns, is regarded as one of the top 15-year-olds in the province

and is a potential top end pick in the WHL Bantam Draft. Notable past B.C. U16 Cup participants include: Brent Seabrook (Chicago Blackhawks) and Brandon McMillan (Anaheim Ducks). The top 68 players will advance from the B.C. Cup to participate in the U16 Provincial Camp, slated for June 29 to July 4 in Penticton.


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Cambie Crusaders and McMath Wildcats did battle last week in Lower Mainland tier two high school boys rugby action. Cambie won 12-0.

Hirayama leads UVic to semi-finals

Former McRoberts star Nathan Hirayama scored 11 of his team’s points as the UVic Vikes rolled to a 41-26 win over James Bay in B.C. Rugby Union Premier League quarter-final action. Hirayama, the Vikes starting fly half, had a try and three conversions as fifth seeded Victoria notched their first win of the season over fourth seed James Bay in five meetings. The Vikes will now meet the top seeded Castaway Wanderers on Saturday. Last month, Hirayama helped Canada win the Bowl Championship at the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens — part of the

International Rugby Board Seven Series. The Bowl final competition is for teams that finished second in their round-robin group. Canada produced a 2-1 record then proceeded to win all three playoff games, including a 33-12 triumph over Japan in the final. Hirayama had a conversion in a hardfought 12-10 quarter-final win over France, then added a pair in a 24-17 victory over Wales. He converted four attempts against Japan. Earlier, he had a try in a 24-10 triumph over Zimbabwe.

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WALKER POPLAR, plugs: $1.69/each for a box of 210 ($354.90). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca.

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Dogs

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.

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Dogs

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LEGALS Legal/Public Notices

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NOTICE Is hereby given that on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, at 1:00p.m. 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 Janelle Ansellmo........C2745 Kam Tim Cheung.........A1028

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Marvel Auction Ltd., We will dispose of goods, namely: Miscellaneous Equipment, Debtor “Global Remation Services Ltd.” to recover $4,827.20, plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related. These goods will be made available for sale after May 6, 2011. Items are currently being stored at Marvel Auction Ltd., 4080 Vanguard Road, Richmond. To view call @ 604-434-2448.

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Richmond

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New Westminster

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6035

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Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288

HANDYMAN SERVICES Int./Ext. Propety Repairs + Paint + Power Wash + Guters Cleaned Comm/Res. Free Est. Peter 604-418-9404 Rmd.

Beaudry & Father Handymen Services General Repairs, Painting, Plumbing Reasonable Hourly Rate, References Available Satisfaction Guaranteed Call Richard 604-345-9799 Handi Man Harv Repairs, construction & a host of other things. Call Harv 604-619-0936

8155

Landscaping

GARDEN Cleanup, lawncutting, power rake, hedging, pruning, power washing. 604-273-3249

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

STEVESTON LAWNCUTTING ★Senior’s discount★ Call 604-720-4749

8160

Lawn & Garden

All types of Garden Services

15% Off Regular Garden Maintenance

Call 604-273-3249

YARD CLEAN-UP, lawns cut, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, power raking, aerating, rubbish removal, gutters. 604-773-0075

8185

Moving & Storage

ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

Visa / MC / Debit Accepted

604-347-7888

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 LAWNS CUT Hedges Trimmed 604-274-9656

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

604-708-8850

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 AJK MOVING Ltd. Delivery, storage. No job too small or big. Clean-up, garage, basement. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072

8250

CANSTAR PAINTING Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8240

Roofing

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Renovations & Home Improvement A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

B&Y MOVING

Royal Castle Roofing - New & Re-roofing, Work Guar, 15% Senior. Disc. Jazz 604-725-9963

BATHROOMS • KITCHENS ELECTRICAL • PLUMBING PAINTING • REPAIRS REFERRAL SERVICES RENOVATIONS

8255

Rubbish Removal

Call Now!

604-572-9943 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com •

8195 • Lawn Mowing • Aeration • Power Raking • Hedging • 15% Seniors Discount • Free Estimates • Flexible Hours

8195

Quality Work You Can Trust!

Spring Special 10% Discount

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

8130

Handyperson

FREE ESTIMATES

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 604-214-0661

LANDSCAPING

See us in the Yellow Pages

TREE SERVICE

MAGNOLIA TREE SERVICE, LANDSCAPE & FENCE INSTALATIONWCB Insured

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096 CTL PAINTING Interior & Exterior

All types of Painting & Wallcoverings Special Rates for Exterior ❏ 10 yrs exp. BBB Member ❏ Insured & Bonded

Amar • 604-782-6710

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

8250

A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072

Roofing

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

bradsjunkremoval.com

220-JUNK (5865)

604-

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!' CHEAP JUNK Removal & Bin Rentals Starting at $39.99. Large 20cu yard trucks. 778-882-5865 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

LADNER BASED tile setter, all tiles, patterns, 20 yrs with WCBm res/comm Dan. 604-916-4821


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HOURS: 9AM-7:30PM

8108 PARK ROAD TEL. 604.278.8309

XO Thailand Crystal Jasmine Rice (8KG)

Mazola Corn Oil (2.84L)

Lucky Fish Sauce 700ml

11 ea

6 ea

99 ea

2 lb

1 lb

3 ea

Frozen Yellow Pompano

99

Fresh Fish Paste

2 lb

99

Mandarin Smooth Medium Firm Tofu 700g

1 ea

49

Fresh Green Bean

1 lb

29

49

Frozen Milk Fish

99

Fresh Pork Side Ribs (2 Pcs Up)

2 lb

49

Superior Fresh Medium Firm Tofu 700g

¢

Frozen Chub Mackerel 2lbs

49

Fresh Beef Flanks (Bone In)

2 lb

59

Ataulfo Mangoes Size: 16’s

1 ea

99 lb

79 lb

99 lb

49

Fresh Broccoli

¢

THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: APRIL 13–17, 2011. WHILE QUANTITIES LAST

¢

Fresh Local Yu Choy Sum

¢

04279409

99


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Visit Our Newly Expanded Garden Centre and Get Your Garden Growing! Great Prices & Huge Selection • All Herbs & Veggies 2½” Square Pot 59¢ea. • Strawberry Plants 6 Pack $449 • Asst’d Japanese Maples 3 Gal - 5 Gal $2250 - $3750 • Fruiting Trees $2999 • Emerald Cedars 6’ - 7’ $1599 • Bedding Plants Asst’d $999per flat • Mixed Annuals & Herbs 6 Packs from $399

LOCAL

RHUBARB NOW IN! NAVEL ORANGES

(BLUE JAY)

HAYDEN MANGOES

59 lb. 6 case ¢

$

99

ORGANICS! RUSSET POTATOES $ 99 3 bag 5LB BAG CARROTS ¢ 1LB BAG 99bag CELERY $ 49 1 ea.

04276753

PLUS MANY MORE IN-STORE SPECIALS!

Prices in effect April 27-May 1. While quantities last. NOW AVAILABLE - LARGE SELECTION OF ORGANIC DRY GOODS & GROCERY ITEMS NEW EXPANDED ORGANIC FRUITS & VEGETABLES SELECTION

RICHMOND COUNTRY FARMS 12900 STEVESTON HWY.

OPEN DAILY 9am - 8pm

604-274-0522

www.countryfarms.ca


Richmond News April 27 2011