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The search for a Richmond woman reported missing Monday was called off after she was found dead in Vancouver on Wednesday.
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Six-year-old victim expected to fully recover after surgery BY ALAN CAMPBELL
A 53-year-old man has been charged after allegedly firing a gun, which resulted in a six-year-old boy being taken to hospital. Fang Chi appeared in court Wednesday and has been charged with a series of firearms offences in connection with the gun incident that shocked a quiet family cul-de-sac in south Richmond on Tuesday. Chi has been charged with pointing a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, using a firearm in a careless manner and criminal negligence causing bodily harm at a home in Whistler Court, just northwest of the Steveston Highway and Gilbert Road intersection. Chi was not known to police and,
according to Richmond RCMP, has expressed remorse for his actions. The six-year-old boy, who was visiting from China and is a family friend of the accused, had surgery on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery. Neighbours told how they heard a shot and some screaming, before witnessing a bleeding young boy being taken away in an ambulance. “We are very fortunate that the boy’s injuries weren’t more severe,” said Richmond RCMP’s Cpl. Sherrdean Turley. “We all need to keep in mind that firearms are extremely dangerous and need to be treated with respect.” The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday in a family-friendly L-shaped street lined with duplexes. CHUNG CHOW/ RICHMOND NEWS
A person of interest is taken away for questioning by police immediately after Tuesday’s gunshot incident in a quiet family street.
Ahoy there ... The three-day Maritime Festival kicks off in Steveston today (Friday), with ships such as the impressive Oriele (above) — the oldest Canadian Navy sailing vessel in operation — sailing into the local harbour and a whole host of free fun maritime entertainment on offer. See story on page 5 for more details of the event.
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“This humiliation so easily could have been avoided.” — B.C. Provincial Court Judge Paul R. Meyers on the missteps of police officers who ignored the rights of five suspects in a massive drug operation.
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Botched drug probe Mountie faces Surrey Six charges Lead cop in failed ecstasy case allegedly obstructed investigation BY SEAN SULLIVAN Postmedia News
An RCMP officer in charge of a botched investigation that led a B.C. judge tossing out all evidence seized from a Richmond ecstasy lab has also been charged in relation to the infamous Surrey Six slaying. Cpl. Danny Michaud was one of four officers suspended with pay in 2010 following an Ontario Provincial Police probe into allegations that one of the Surrey Six officers had an inappropriate relationship with a witness. It came to light last week that Michaud led a separate investigation into an ecstasy lab that “ignored” the Charter rights of
five suspects, leading the judge to exclude evidence such as ecstasy tablets, methamphetamine, ketamine powder and empty pill bottles. “The RCMP officer in charge of the investigation was Cpl. Michaud and he must accept the responsibility for leading an investigation that ignored and flaunted the accused’s Charter of Rights, and did so consistently over a 14- month period,” Judge Paul R. Meyers wrote in the June 21 ruling, which was released last week. “One might have thought that the investigation took place before the Charter of Rights had been enacted,” he continued. Michaud was charged in June with breach of trust, obstruction of
justice and attempting to mislead Ontario police investigators in relation to the Surrey Six investigation. Six men were executed with gunshots to the head in the October 2007 gangland slaying at an apartment in Surrey’s Balmoral Tower. Sgt. Rob Vermeulen confirmed Wednesday that Michaud continues to receive a paycheque from the RCMP. Sgt, Derek Brassington, StaffSgt. David Attew and Cpl. Paul Johnston are also charged in relation to the Surrey Six investigation, and are also suspended without pay. In all, the four men face 20 criminal charges.
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A Richmond woman whom police had asked for help in finding, has been found dead in Vancouver. PHOTO SUBMITTED On Thursday, Richmond RCMP Ho ... Found issued a plea to dead Wednesday. the public for help in locating 30-year-old Claudia Ngar Yee Ho, who hadn’t been seen by her family since Monday. Later on Thursday, however, police reported that Ho — who required medication for an unspecified medical condition — was found deceased on Wednesday by the Vancouver Police Department. Police say, at this time, there appears to be no suspicious circumstances.
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Continued from page 1 said Sargent, responding to a comment that the teachers’ strike action could progress beyond the initial phase one of work-to-rule. And updates for parents are high on the list of priorities, with Richmond school officials ready to use newsletters, websites and parents’ email addresses to keep families up-to-date on the events that unfold. Three meetings between the provincial bodies — the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the B.C. Pension Corporation (BCPC) — negotiating a new contract for B.C. teachers have already taken place, but the local BCTF spokesperson said not much has changed. “This is not something teachers want to do,” — Al added Al Klassen, president of the Richmond Teachers’ Association. But, after teachers voted in June to take action if a suitable agreement wasn’t made before schools reopen next month, it’s becoming more likely that teachers will take some form of strike action when schools re-open in the summer. About Richmond 3,000 teachers — full-time, on-call, contract and sum-
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The 8th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival promises to be bigger and better — very big, in fact. “It’s quadrupled,” said Dolly Hopkins, the creative director for the Richmond Maritime Festival. “There will be so much going on, it’s difficult to name it all. “There will be 17 different entertainment zones, each one interactive and featuring roving performers — from pirates to Crabette the Crab to a juggler and all sorts of ocean critters — and activities in and around the Britannia Heritage Shipyard … it will be a visual spectacle.” In fact, the festival has expanded the range of music, dance, theatre and art. “There will also be many free family activities including knot tying, rope making, model boat building and net mending,” said Hopkins. This whole weekend will be an ode to Steveston’s rich maritime connection and history. “People are fascinated with the maritime lore and this is an opportunity to engage and learn about it,” added Hopkins. “It is also a time to recognize the historical significance of this amazing site, the Britannia Heritage Shipyard. “Everyone from the youngest child to the pensioner will find something that interests him or her.” For example, Hopkins added, in zone 1, which is dubbed Octopus’s Garden, there will be two ships and the Black Fleet Pirates, who will engage the crowds with all sorts of games. “This zone is off the boardwalk as you pass through the gateway,” she said. “We really invite families to take part in the all day theatre games in this zone.” In zone 2, Under the Deep Blue Sea, attendees can learn about water safety, visit the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan and many nautical exhibitors as well. “There will be a show involving deep sea divers in the AquaVan,” said Hopkins. “In Zone 3, All Hands on Deck, there will be artist-led workshops, with Mortal Coil,
Phoenix Art Workshop and the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society, where everyone can create prints, mosaics, lanterns and more.” The history of the early 20th century Chinese labourer will be on display in zone 14, Chinese Bunkhouse. Not to be missed is the exhibit How We Lived, which explores the way Richmondites lived and worked at the shipyards between 1910 and 1930. “There are five restored buildings/ houses that depict different ways of life at Britannia,” said Hopkins. When it comes to the performers, roving entertainers and circle shows, David Jones, owner of Comedy Events, is responsible for putting together many of the acts. “We have the Rum Runner,” he said. “During prohibition, Richmond had a healthy rum running trade and one of them is still running around on the site trying to elude the police.” Then, he added, two storytellers will weave together author Jan Derbyshire’s fictitious story about the Murakami Boat Works. Jones is also bringing circle shows to the festival. “Circle shows are like stage shows - they gather a crowd around them (in a circle) and either sing or act or juggle,” he added. Meanwhile, Hopkins wants people to know that the Richmond Maritime Festival is not the PNE nor a craft fair, what it is is a “spectator/participant based event.” “This festival is based on engaging the crowds so the community feels connected to our nautical past and present,” Hopkins said. “It’s really about capturing the maritime component and the historical significance of this marvelous site, the Britannia Heritage Shipyard.” Sandi Swanigan, manager of major events for the City of Richmond, added: “It’s like going to Disneyland without having to leave home.” “Parks Canada will be there and they are putting on a theatre piece called Beaver Tales (in zone 1),” said Swanigan, adding last year the three-day festival attracted more than 16,000 people.
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Continued from page 5 “The performances are based on exhibits … this will be a robust and diverse festival.” Feel free to being your blanket and a picnic lunch, added Swanigan. People are encouraged to take transit or walk or cycle to the site as parking will be at a premium. “There is limited parking at Homma elementary school off of Westwater Drive and by the London Heritage Farm on Dyke Road,” Swanigan said. The 8th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival is on all weekend long, now to Sunday, Aug. 7. The Britannia Heritage Shipyard is located at 5180 Westwater Dr. in Steveston. You can download a festival map and brochure at http://www.richmondmaritimefestival.ca. For a full listing of events throughout the weekend, or for more infromation, log onto www.richmondmaritimefestival.com.
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It’s not the sky that’s falling
t’s a terrifying prospect: tonnes of concrete suddenly giving way and falling onto a busy commuter corridor. That disaster movie scenario is exactly what is going through the minds of Montreal residents this week after a 25-tonne slab simply fell off the roof of the Ville Marie expressway Sunday. It’s a miracle it happened when the road was empty. Montrealers can’t write it off as a freak accident either; only five years ago, five people died in their cars when a suburban overpass collapsed on them. Quebec, it seems, is crumbling. The problem reaches across the country. Much of the infrastructure that was put up in the mid-20th-century building boom, from bridges to recreation centres, is reaching — or has already passed — the end of its intended lifespan. Fixing it all is going to be financially tough and politically painful. Replacing something that appears to be working fine is a hard sell both to elected officials and taxpayers. Engineers warned the Ville Marie concrete was in “critical” condition as far back as 2008, yet nothing was done to safeguard the millions of people who have passed underneath that roof over the years that followed. Few municipalities have squirreled away enough money to keep pace with the deterioration of key assets, and most will look to their provinces and to Ottawa to chip in.
Beginning of new chapter The Editor, An ancient proverb said: “A book buried with lots of treasures.” Every storybook has different scenes, characters, and endings. Each chapter takes us through something fascinating. In my book, my Grade 7 graduation on July 21 symbolized chapter one. I spent my first chapter at Spul‘u’kwuks elementary. I still have memories of the first day at school and the first report card I received. It seemed like just yesterday. However, I realize it has been seven long years. These seven years had certainly been a memorable. I, along with the other 67 students, have experienced more than you can imagine. We celebrated happy times together, such as the 10th anniversary of our school. And we overcame disappointment and sadness as one group, like the loss of the Stanley Cup Final or the leaving of a student. To wrap up the first chapter thoroughly, I would like to honour some people who have been a huge part of my success at Spul‘u’kwuks. First, I want to thank all the teachers and staff. Without their patience and effort, I would not have achieved my goals so remarkably. They strove to work for the benefit of all the students year after year, so that we grow up in a proper and responsible way. The second group of people I wish to honour are the parents of all the students. Our parents support and encourage us everyday. Their unconditional sacrifice has strengthened us physically and mentally. And, I want to thank the entire Grade 7 class. They had made my years so phenomenal. Simply their smile had enlightened me in my learning everyday. I wish all my fellow peers the very best in high school. I’m proud to be part of this special class of 2011. Not only were we the largest group of graduates, but we also care and respect one another. I hope that no matter where we go, we’ll continue to care and love each other, just like our school song says: “Here we are gathered, friends all together, from places both far and near.” Samantha Li Richmond
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Who is responsible for tax hikes? The increasing demand on the pocketbooks of taxpayers is leaving the public angry and frustrated! The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) referendum is now underway to decide whether or not we go back to a PST and GST, a combination totalling 12 per cent, or stay with the 12 per cent HST. The proposed two cents per litre gasoline tax to help fund transit improvements by TransLink and the Evergreen Line is all the rage on the radio talk shows. Environment Canada is calling on Canada’s cities to upgrade sewer and water infrastructure that could result in cities spending up to $20 billion over the next 20 years. I look at these and other funding demands and despair at the dysfunctional political and tax systems. We are over governed and our tax systems are out of control. Most of our tax money goes to the federal government. Apart from funding Revenue Canada, pensions, defence and transfer payments, it is hard to determine where they spend all the money. Provincial taxes make up almost as much as the federal take. In Victoria, the budget is almost entirely made up of health and education expenditures with very little room for other initiatives. Local governments across Canada take in four to six per cent of the total tax pie. With this paltry percentage we are expected to provide most of the services Canadians use in our every-
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day lives. The problem for all three levels of government is that 98 per cent of expenditures are fixed: paying for programs the public expects. In addition, these programs are supplied by publicly funded civil servants whose salaries make up a huge percentage of government budgets. Elected MPs, MLAs and city councils probably get to allocate just two to three per cent of budget expenditures in any given year. In addition to large compounded budget increases each year, the fragmented allocation of the tax base only compounds the inability of our elected representatives to control the demand for increased tax revenue. At the local level for example, mayors and councillors appointed to the Metro Vancouver board vote every year to increase water, sewer and garbage rates to pay for infrastructure. Our utility bills are rising faster than our property tax bills. This unelected regional body is driving up taxes to meet ever rising standards of sewage treatment, drinking water purity and garbage disposal, reacting to provincial and federal mandated regulations. The senior levels of government and Metro
Vancouver pat themselves on the back for doing the “right thing” without having to be accountable for the cost. Fire and police labour costs rise every year at rates faster than other civil servants because they are set by arbitrators not responsible to taxpayers. Federal agencies such as Port Metro Vancouver decide not to pay its fair share of property taxes because it disagrees with the property assessment. Meanwhile, TransLink’s appointed board wants regional mayors to approve an additional $70 million annually to fund transit expansion. There is no one elected body that is responsible for all these cost drivers. There is no one who can prioritize expenditures, no one who looks at the total tax bill that residents have to pay, no one to rein in the arbitrators and unelected boards that set wage rates or drive programs and no one that the public can hold accountable for tax increases at election time. Tax increases from all sources taken together are much higher than the increase in income levels (if any) that the vast majority of us enjoy. The existing level of expenditures, the unfair allocation of the revenue stream between the three levels of government and the lack of oversight by one accountable and elected body, means that rising costs are not sustainable without seriously eroding our standard of living.
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It’s your city and these are the effective ways to fight for it
The Editor, Re: “How not to fight with city hall,” Opinion, July 29. Helpful advice would have been a far better use of this column. I was disappointed when I read the points offered by Mr. Claxton, it wasn’t until the end I realized the “painful truth” he offered citizens was simply that your vote counts, if you don’t like the voting records of councillors then vote them out. While this is ultimately the most powerful right we have as voters, it will not solve the problem at hand. I have spoken so many times at council meetings
that I can offer a less negative option, get involved. By learning how the system works, you can make change in your community. I know it is easier to just say nothings going to happen, no-one is going to listen to me. But that is actually incorrect. Here are my suggestions, because fighting a development proposal in your neighborhood is stressful and the planned changes will affect the quality of your life. ! Read the development applications published in the newspapers; ! Go to the planning committee meetings and council meetings; ! Learn about the current PLATINUM
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Official Community Plan is about to be become the new direction of the city, what do you think about the changes and increases in density? I have presented briefs and opposing opinions on high density townhouses, a illegal pub, the Garden City Lands, Fantasy Gardens ,the mega expansion of a institution on No. 5 Road, and the jet fuel tank farm and facilities. During these presenta-
tions, I have learned that if you are reasonable and offer solutions and not just criticism you can convince some councilors to change their position. This is our city and we have to fight for developments that make sense, we should never sacrifice one neighbourhood for another. It is worth your time so get involved, you can do it. Carol Day Richmond
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! Follow through with a visit to a council meeting, speak to your issue; ! Be visible: with signs, flyers or whatever you can do to gain public support; ! Meet with the developer to try and find a compromise. In my experience, many times city council will change the proposals to better reflect what the neighbors are asking for. Be persistent it encourages council and city staff to be honest. The new
zoning and what the proposed zoning is; ! Write a letter to council and to the public to inform everyone of your opposition, others will feel the same way and there is power in a grass roots movement; ! Find a compromise that you can live with and offer a solution instead of just complaints; ! Write a letter with your suggestion for a compromise to council;
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Concert for the orphans This summer, six Hugh Boyd secondary students will head to Africa on a humanitarian journey. On Aug. 14, student volunteers will travel to the South African orphanage called Refilwe. Emily Carr University student Jeremy Lee, who will be documenting the trip, will join Richmond’s Delaney Lee, Max Tagesen, Shaane Nathu, Dini Van Eck, and Sydney Vasquez on this important trip. Richmondites can help these caring teens by attending Voices for Refilwe, a fundraising concert, on Aug. 12 at Richmond City Hall. Accompanying these students are Boyd teachers Donna Kwan and Michael Jaswal, along with Magdalen Leung, on behalf of the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club. During the trip the students will help set up the newly built kitchen and two classrooms. “It is vital for students today to be conscious of the conditions that our friends
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shoes, by observing, by asking and by listening. It is important to make sure you are helping at the “right” level. Bringing food when what is needed is affection is not helpful. To help them use their creative talents, when what they need is to belong and are still part of the family, is not helpful. For you and me and everyone else, help is worthwhile only when it is meaningful or useful to the person receiving it. Advice-giving, avoiding, denying, punishing, and controlling are not helpful and do not add quality to life. It’s best to work towards mutual acceptance and mutual growth, trust,
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really necessary; To encourage physical activities with you or elsewhere; To get on a brain fitness program — anything that’s stimulating; To bring friendship, love and affection whenever possible. Go for it. Do something new. Pat yourself on the back. We do. Thanks for all your efforts and remember, will it be flowers or shoes? Jan Gazley RN, BScN is a nurse with 25 years of experience including caring for people with dementia. She owns and operates One to One Home Health. 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 604-275-0091.
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The Music at the Cannery series presents Hang-Ten Hangmen Friday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Admission by donation. For more information, visit The Beat Merchant at www. beatmerchant.com or the Steveston Folk Guild at www.stevestonfolk.net.
Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church (RCEFC) will be hosting a Charity Market on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Charity Market is a oneday free event taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at RCEFC, 8040 No. 5 Rd. The day will feature booths offering treats, unique used goods, and games. There will be a hockey superskills contest and a photo booth as well.
If you are a new immigrant to Canada and age over 55, we would like to invite you to attend our S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Seniors Multicultural Potluck on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond Caring Place, #345 - 7000 Minoru Blvd. You will have the opportunity to share your immigration story and experience with other newcomers and meet some new friends. Children between four to 12 years old are welcome for free. Please bring a specialty dish from your culture to share with us in the potluck. Fee: $2/adult (this fee will be
The Richmond Nature Park presents a Blueberry Sale and Tea on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11851 Westminster Hwy. The blueberries are ripe and ready to enjoy. Free. For more information, call 604-276-4300.
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BC Hydro and its contractors will be making improvements to BC Hydro equipment that will require manhole work, and the installation of duct banks (trenches for electrical works) along No. 6 Road in Richmond from Bridgeport Road, south to Westminster Highway.
The work is scheduled to begin in at the end of July and continue until at least the end of September. The hours of work on most days will be from 7 a.m. to
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The Leading Edge Toastmasters Club invites everyone to overcome their fear of public speaking on Friday, August 12 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Brighouse Park Pavilion by the Caring Place, 7840 Granville Ave. No RSVP required. For more information, call Irene at 604-274-3794 or email at tinyurl.com/leadingedgetm.
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Sports Seafair standouts named to Team B.C. U16 shortlist
Seafair Minor Hockey standouts Tyler Sandhu and Shawn Dosanjh have been shortlisted as potential members of Team B.C. for the U16 Western Branch Challenge, slated for Oct. 27-30 in Moose Jaw. The pair were identified following the recent Male U16 Provincial Camp at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. Sandhu, a forward, was selected in the second round by the Portland Winterhawks in May’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Dosanjh, a defenceman, was taken in the third round by the Vancouver Giants. They, along with other shortlisted players, will now be evaluated by the Team B.C. coaching staff over the course of the hockey season, and the final roster will be announced in October. Both played for Seafair’s Bantam “AAA” team last season and are expected to be suiting up for
the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League’s Greater Vancouver Canadians during the upcoming 2011-12 campaign. “The coaching staff would like to congratulate all the players that participated in the U16 Provincial Camp,” said Team BC Head Coach Adam Hayduk. “The announcement of those players that earned a spot on the shortlist brings us one step closer to the 2011 Western Branch Challenge. We look forward to watching these players over the next ten weeks and hope all the players have been working hard in hopes of cracking the final roster.” The Under 16 Program is designed as an introduction to BC Hockey’s High Performance Program, which exposes players, coaches and officials to short term competition. The U16 Program also acts as a precursor to the BC Hockey High Performance U17 Program.
Allen & Moon win PCAHA scholarships Midget or Juvenile Division who are in Grades 11 or 12 or have graduated. Seafair’s Connor Moon received the PCAHA scholarship award, while Richmond Minor’s Dexter Allen was the winner of a Vancouver Canucks Bursary. Both were honoured at a recent ceremony held at the PCAHA office in Burnaby.
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Given what they accomplished this season, the Richmond Roadrunners deserved better fate than to come away without a medal at last weekend’s B.C. Intermediate “A” Lacrosse Championships. The Roadrunners were denied a spot on the podium after a 10-9 overtime loss to the Langley Thunder in Monday’s bronze medal game. Richmond had rallied to take a 9-8 lead, only to surrender the tying goal with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation time. The Thunder managed the only goal of the 10-minute non-sudden death overtime period. Twenty-four hours earlier, the Roadrunners were a win away from clinching a spot in the championship game but dropped a 6-5 decision to the Coquitlam Adanacs. The locals enjoyed a 3-1 lead before Coquitlam rallied for the victory. Richmond had opened the four-team tournament with a 9-6 loss to Langley, then upset regular season champion New West 7-6. The Salmonbellies recovered to trounce Coquitlam 16-4 in the gold medal game. A year earlier, even qualifying for the provincials seemed like nothing more than a pipe dream. The Roadrunners returned to the top tier of B.C. lacrosse for 17-and-18-year-olds by struggling to a 5-19 record and an eighth place finish. The growing pains and gained experience paid off with a remarkable bounce back campaign that produced an 18-6 regular season record to place second and earn a guaranteed spot in the four-team provincial tourney. Still, first-year co-coach Greg Rennie suggests his team was an underdog on the game’s biggest stage. “When you look back at the regular season, we had an opportunity to practice and properly prepare for every game,” he said. “Here it’s four games in four games against some outstanding teams. We had some key injuries that really tested our depth. “Goals were really hard to come by all weekend and that’s to be expected given what’s at stake. We’re proud at how hard the boys competed.” Rennie had nothing but praise for the work of Roadrunners general manager Terry Wolfe in running the franchise and intends to return in 2012. Quinton Bradley was named to the all-star team for the provincial tournament, while Tyler Nett was selected as a league all-star.
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Continued from page 21 “All of these individuals are the foundation of what Dueck stands for and is today.” He went on to say that its senior vice-president, Jack Galbraith, has been with the company since 1961 – he’ll celebrate his 50-year anniversary in September. “Our receptionist Barb Breeden, the Voice of Dueck, celebrated her 40th year with Dueck this past February,” he says. “Our vice president of sales, David Kent, will celebrate his 29th year with us this year.” Dueck Richmond is also proud to be one of the leaders in pre-owned car sales. They have more than 350 vehicles to choose from, in all makes of domestics, imports and luxury vehicles. “We also source our vehicles from all over North America to ensure our customers are getting the best possible price on their purchase of a pre-owned vehicle,” Keith says. “We also offer expert advice on car buying tips, car dealers versus private sales, and buying versus leasing.” As an Optimum GM Used Car Dealer, Dueck Richmond is devoted to making every used car purchase worry free, with 180-point mechanical inspections, warranty and roadside assistance. Meanwhile, Dueck Richmond doesn’t stop at the sale. Its service department is a 30,000 square foot state-ofthe-art facility that services all makes and models of vehicles with 15 service bays. They also have a body shop with two full paint booths and body men with more than 20 years’ experience in the business. “Our customers are greeted inside our service drive-thru by one of our five friendly service consultants who are GM Pro certified, and very knowledgeable about your vehicle,” says Keith. Customers are then offered the convenience of a free shuttle service within Richmond, or the option to wait in its warm and inviting customer lounge, which is equipped with a full coffee bar, satellite TV and free wireless internet. “We have 16 factory trained Grand Master technicians to service your vehicle properly — the first time, on time,” he adds. “Quality Care Maintenance is fast, accurate, and competitively priced. Another fact that people might not realize is that Dueck Richmond is a fully accredited ICBC Body Shop.” For Keith, cars are in his blood. Keith grew up in the automotive business. “My parents opened their first dealership in 1980, the year I was born, Keith Pontiac Buick in Okatoks, Alberta,” he says. “In order to make it successful my mother took on numerous jobs at the store, including driving the parts delivery truck.” Keith says within days of his birth, his mother bundled him up, and took him with her to make parts deliveries around Calgary. “I guess you can say my first job was an assistant to the parts driver,” he quips. “In all seriousness, I have grown up around the business, spending many summers working in all the different departments from lot staff, body shop, and the service and parts department.” In keeping with his parents’ philosophy of excellence, Keith is committed to providing customers “with the most open, transparent, and stress-free buying experience possible, and then to follow it up with the most exceptional after-sales service.” “We pride ourselves on the generations of families that trust in the Dueck Auto Group to look after all their vehicle’s needs,” he says. “I myself believe in personal integrity; a deal done on a hand shake.” Keith and his team look forward to showing you all that Dueck Richmond has to offer. Come by the showroom at 12100 Featherstone Way or call them at 604-273-1311. For more information, you can also visit Dueck Richmond online at www.dueckgm.com.
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Cancer June 21-July 22: Continue to chase money, but without starting new money projects until Aug. 26 onward. Since your main money period of the year occurs before the 26th, a good proﬁt might lurk in past connections or ventures. If not, stick with the status quo: it’s lucky enough. Your friends gather round, you feel popular this summer! And your determination and sex appeal are high. Your home (and mate, if you’re married) feels restricting, but this will pass in 14 months, so be patient. Work on home projects together. Careful with tools, health, career Monday-Wednesday. Interesting secrets late week! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your energy and charisma soar, but avoid new projects before Aug. 26. You can give old projects a good heave, or successfully revive past ones. (Don’t revive a writing, organizational, or music project – these need more than you can give them now.) Romance or a gamble excite Sunday to Wednesday! Plunge in, but don’t violate any moral codes – gossip or, worse, censure could follow. Your duties contain a distasteful task midweek. You might need to be a hatchet-man. Well, stick with what’s honest. An exciting attraction, new horizon arises Friday/Saturday. (But you’re old to them.) Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Re-establish contact with a government agency or head ofﬁce over the next few weeks – redo a task, perhaps taxes, a system report, application, etc. The outlook is good, you’ll be treated graciously, a re-submitted application succeeds, etc. A health cure, “missed” before, can work or arrive now. Don’t start any brand new projects before Aug. 26. Your ethics are high this year – that’s good, because the six weeks ahead might bring a social-sexual attraction to the boil – careful Tuesday/ Wednesday: love, lust mingle “disagreeably.” Handle home, security concerns Sunday-Tuesday.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to avoid new starts, projects or relationships. Clean up the past: children, romances or creative projects left hanging (Sunday/Monday, Saturday) or chores neglected. An old ﬂame might appear, or you chase one. This was never a super-deep love, but a pleasing, bright one. Your home life grows hectic now to Sept. 18. Perhaps you’re moving, selling, repairing, renovating, etc. This is a good development, especially in this year of buying/selling luck. But DON’T start a new reno or large repair project before Aug. 26. Caution Tuesday/Wednesday: others are stronger. Taurus April 20-May 20: Avoid all new starts, projects and relationships before August 26, especially in home, parent-kid, property, gardening, agriculture, security and retirement zones. Mysteries arise Sunday to Tuesday noon – a perfect time for research, intimate talks, health diagnosis, lifestyle investigations and for sexual and ﬁnancial actions. But be aware that illusion/deception exists, and don’t commit to a brand new sexual relationship or ﬁnancial action/investment – stick with ongoing or past situations. Words, tools, electricity and driving need alert serenity into Wednesday. Gemini May 21-June 20: August is ﬁlled with things you like: talking, writing, short trips, fascinating facts, siblings and casual friends – but all from or connected to the past. A light, sweet friend or lover could return. If you travel to a new place, realize you might lose something, so use precautions (e.g., two car keys in separate places). Money can ﬂow to you from old invoices, and old bills come due. DON’T buy anything more than food, necessities before Aug. 26 (and start no big new projects). Attraction and opposition face you Monday-Wednesday. Help an Aries. Love possible, Saturday!
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August 7 - 13, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent lies on mysteries, depths, research, investments, debt, sexual desires, intimate links, health diagnosis, commitments and consequences. These zones are mildly lucky now, but don’t make any major commitments (nor start any projects) before Aug. 26. One partnership might end, another begin, now to mid-September. Rest, contemplate, and deal with government agencies, head ofﬁce or institutions Sunday to noon Tuesday. Use a ﬁne surge of energy to complete difﬁcult chores/ projects Tuesday/Wednesday. Money’s fortunate, and reaches a wee climax, Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Start nothing new before Aug. 26. This week and next could present juicy “old opportunities.” Jump on these. A former partner, spouse or associate could contact you (or you them). Relationships excite, seem ﬁlled with potential! Your popularity and optimism rise Sunday to Tuesday noon. Flirtations, social joys, entertainment rise, and an old wish might come true! Don’t “count on the future” this week, though. Rest, contemplate Tuesday p.m. to Thursday eve. This night to Saturday, your energy soars, and exciting meetings could be in store! Work is hectic until mid-September. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Don’t start anything new before Aug. 26, especially in work, machinery, health and nutrition zones. Mistakes and delays might enter these areas – but luck supports you; no disasters occur. A former job might return. You’re passionate and brave in romantic and creative areas all month (and into mid-September) but Monday to Wednesday could bring an upset or set back if you hold money above love/art. Though this is really a work period, you feel hopeful, popular midweek, and a wee wish could come true. Retreat, rest Friday/Saturday – contemplate, enjoy sweet solitude. firstname.lastname@example.org • Reading: 416-686-5014
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