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Six-year-old victim expected to fully recover after surgery BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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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.

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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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They said it was coming —and they weren’t kiddin’. Pay parking in a large section of Steveston came to town this week after landowner Steveston Harbour Authority decided it needed a new revenue stream. And it wasn’t long before the tickets started flying, with a Diamond Parking employee, above, handing out a $63 fine to one lucky customer at the Chatham Street lot.

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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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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Dr. Henry Fung met Ms. Lindsay Ibbotson in Winnipeg and entered a relationship around 1978. They moved to Vancouver in 1981, and lived in a marriage like relationship until 1999. Dr. Fung’s mother helped them purchase a house with her contribution, in 1987, of $190,000. Lindsay, a nurse, contributed funds and time over several years, in order to renovate the house. Dr. Fung, who worked only part time, made contributions as well. Title to the house was registered in the names of Dr. Fung and his mother, as joint tenants. After his mother died in 2005, title moved into the name of Dr. Fung. The property was now worth over $1.5 million. Ms. Ibbotson sought an interest in the house and launched action. Reasons for judgment were released last week. Because of Ms. Ibbotson’s strong contributions, worth about 25% of the initial investment in the property, the Court granted Lindsay a 25% interest. In my view, the result was fair for Lindsay although perhaps a little low given her substantial contributions over many years. Given she has to now find a new place to live, the quarter interest, which is worth about $375,000 certainly won’t be enough to buy a new property without a mortgage.

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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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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.

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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

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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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This is the last fundraiser before the Hugh Boyd students leave on their humanitarian journey. The student volunteers present Voices for Refilwe, a music concert on Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 to 9 p.m. at Richmond City Hall. The concert will feature performances by local musicians Lou and the Witch Baby, Chelsea and Spenser Lee, Noah Verheyen, Ivy Fernando, and Paull Verheyen. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets costs $25. For ticket information, call Heather Lee at 778-8960392.

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openness, problem-solving and exploring things together. Think about it. Are you really helping or are you hindering? Everyone means well and we know you do. Most people would like to do things for themselves. You may want to rethink all the many things you do to help others. Get into their shoes — that’s not always easy. Especially if you like to bring flowers. Set some goals, something different. They might be: To encourage your loved one to do as many things as possible for themselves and offer support only when

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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Friday

refunded if you bring a dish for the potluck).

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.

Saturday

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

Sunday

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.

Tuesday

The Pacific Woodworkers Guild members meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August). New members and guests are always

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welcome! They meet at 11060 No. 2 Rd. Come watch the presentations, get involved in the discussions and enjoy the refreshments.

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.

Thursday

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

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.

8 p.m., with occasional evening work. Please watch for the electronic signs that will show any change in hours of construction work. All businesses and residences along this section will continue to have access. There will be traffic delays as single lane, alternating traffic will be required. Drivers are encouraged to use other transportation routes. Flaggers will be on the road so please drive with extra caution. Any questions about this project may be emailed to LMSC.communityrelations@bchydro.bc.ca or call the Lower Mainland Community Relations Project Line at 1 800 663 1377.

Upcoming

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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The work will generally be confined to the road right-of-way; however, there may be occasions when surveys will take place on private property. Crews will contact property owners or leave notification before survey work takes place on their property.

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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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Stephanie Wong blasts her way out of a sand trap during second round action Wednesday at the Canadian Junior Girls Golf Championships at Quilchena Golf and Country Club. The Richmond golfer enters today’s final round tied for 39th.

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Richmond Roadrunners Jordan Gilles looks to get past a Langley Thunder opponent during third period action in the bronze medal game at the B.C. Intermediate “A” lacrosse championships in New Westminster. The Roadrunners were trimmed 10-9 in overtime.

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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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LIGHTHOUSE SAILING CHARTERS in West Vancouver GET OUT ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER!! Beautiful Catalina 34 ft sailboats available for charter, rental or training. Special occasions? No problem, up to six people for a fun filled day in Howe Sound sailing, swimming and sightseeing with a BBQ lunch. Our learn2sail program will initiate you into the pleasure of boating without the high fuel bills. Our rates are extremely competitive and we operate from one of the finest facilities in Vancouver. Minutes from the dock you can be sailing. Whether for a couple of hrs, days or weeks, rent one of three fabulous vessels for your own trip. "Your adventure begins here". Give us a call or email and let’s see what we can do for you. Contact Capt. David Lemoine for more. Call: (604) 988-8061 or 604-8025086 or email: dlemoine@mail.com

Financial Services

5035

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

4530

WHISTLER

Beautiful 1 bedroom condo. This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $89 per night. Fri & Sat: $109 per night based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info go to www.magellan.directvacations.com

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5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

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Mortgages

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6020-02 5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of: Eileen Marjorie Fraser (Deceased) 803-6651 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC. Who died on February 16, 2008, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor. MARIE FRASER C/o David H. Stoller Barrister & Solicitor 801-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC, V7T1A2. on or before September 6, 2011, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. MARIE FRASER, Executor

Escort Services

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5050

Investment

To find out more contact:

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-24

Jarome Lochkrin at 778-388-9820 or info@thealternative.ca

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80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s

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Surrey

5BDRM/2BTH 9151 139th Street, Surrey, BC Open House Aug 6, 7 11am-3pm Realtors welcome! Surrey -Large and newly renovated Family House in the heart of BEARCREEK, 1 blk to elem. sch. $469,000 Call: (604) 724-4325 email: nenadf604@yahoo.com

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

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Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot with 2 level landscaping and large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new ensuite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/radio system up and down & good sized storage room. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. Asking $495,000 (this price includes all appliances). Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors.

6020-34 7015

Port Coquitlam

2 BR + den, top floor. 1,100+ sf. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, gas f/p, balc + rooftop deck! $298,500. Kelly Bhatti, Century 21 Coastal Realty, 604-808-0221

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

1 BR condo White Rock, nr Peace Arch Hospital, large patio, gas f/p. Good rental Income investment. No rental or age restrictions. Pets ok. Gym & amen room. Reasonable Strata fees. $272,000. Call 1% Realtor Jackie 604-805-3437

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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6508

Apt/Condos

9299 Main Street, Chilliwack Property: 2 buildings totaling 29,239 sf (21,864 sf and 7,375 sf) Year built: 1960; Site: 3.09 Acres Bid Date: August 10, 2011 www.safewayrealtyholdings.com Inquiries: (403) 730-3552

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $150,000. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

6505

Apartments & Condos

1BDRM/1BTH, 6077 London Rd. Richmond (Steveston), DOG Friendly 2 yr. new $1,100/mo Call: (604) 537-1340 or 644-8925

6508

Apt/Condos

9129

Luxury Cars

Sports & Imports

11675 7TH Ave.

Steveston Village, Richmond $$ 1Bach bdrm from815 915 from $ $ bdrm+from 915 11bdrm den 955 $ 12bdrm den$1090 955 bdrm+ from $ 2 bdrm from 1070 WATERFRONT APARTMENTS WATERFRONT APARTMENTS Heated outdoor swimming Heated outdoor pool, sauna gym,swimming balconies, pool, sauna && gym, balconies, dishwasher, underground parking. dishwasher, underground parking.

1999 BMW 740iL auto, perfect cond, A/C, 161kms, $6,688obo Call: (778) 322-3598

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR upper flr, 4 appls, large yard, 1 bath, ns, np, Sept 15, $1300 +hydro & gas, 604-318-5255

6540

Houses - Rent

4 BR, 3.5 bathroom, 5 appl, gar, fenced yard, ns, np, nr amen, refs, #2/Francis, $2200 604-319-6122

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR grd flr, sep entry, new home suit single $1000 util incl’d, refs, ns, np, couple neg. 604-241-5999

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9125

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1994 CHEV Impala SS, 167,000 kms, 1 owner, black, 5.7L, auto, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $6500. 604-988-4416

2008 FORD Focus SES, 2 dr moon roof, leather, all goodies, 36K, $13,800. 604-985-8378

Vans

1976 VW Westfalia, rebuit 79 engine. many new parts, solid body, $5300 takes, 604-728-7947

9515

Boats

1980 17FT Double Eagle, w/trlr, 4cyl, Volvo Penta, w/280 leg, runs great, $5000, 604-728-7947 EVINRUDE 9.9 HP 2 stroke, long shaft outboard motor, cost $2332, never used, Best offer over $1200. Call 604-271-4847

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 CHEVROLET Silverado 1500 pick-up. Great condition, 91,000 KM, no accidents, white exterior, single cab, 2-wheel/ RWD, auto trans, air, power windows and locks; CB radio hook-up, new brakes, water pump, battery and transmission. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

Collectibles & Classics

1994 CADILLAC El Dorado in mint condition. Only 86,000 KM, no accidents, black on black, leather interior, FWD, auto trans, power everything incl. sunroof, air cond. and heated seats. One original owner with all service records available. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

9173

✫ CASH ✫

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Townhouses Rent

Domestic

2001 BMW 330i $6,800 Call: (604) 275-6833 email: helencarroll@shaw.ca

REMOVAL OF JUNK CARS & APPLIANCES

9155

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 156 K, presitine condition $10,900. Call Bob 604-986-8516

2004 Mazda RX-8 North Van, 82,000 km, red with red/black leather interior. Good condition. $12,000 Call: (604) 982-5289

778.865.5454

RMD 1 bdrm bsmt ste, incl. 1 day ldry, np, ns. Avail Now. $700/mth incl util/cable. 604-272-5984

9110

2006 TOYOTA Yaris LE, 4 dr, hatch, 5 spd, 47,000 kms, silver, 1 owner, new tires, $9200 obo. 604-926-2439

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

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6605

1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr, auto, silver, air cared, good cond. $2900, 604-805-5187. 924-9232

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

2 BR main, np ns, near Walterlee McNair, mall & Southarm. $1000 + util. Sam 604-649-1237

Terra Nova RMD/ 2BR, 2.5bath 2prkg, 5appls, Clubhouse fclt, ns, np, $1,800/mth, Immed 604-729-2001 RMD 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 2 prkg, Francis & # 1 area, ns, np, $1550/mth, Immed 604-230-4778

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $15,500, 604-728-7947

1997 NISSAN extended cab, 5 spd. 270K, $2450, D9921 car in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

RENTALS 604-271-4012

2002 DODGE Ram SLT 1500, 4x4, Quad cab, 192K, blue, good condition, $9995 OBO. Call Barry at 778 292-0100

2003/2004 FORD E450 in great condition. Custom fitted features incl., $5K power lift tailgate, two skylights, metal-checker waterproof interior cab, tons of storage, full battery bank/inverter, water tank, heater and pump; industrial size stainless steel sink, propane flat top stove, convectional microwave, space & hook-ups for full fridge/stove/ freezer; air cond., auto trans, V10 gas engine, new tires & brakes, no accidents, only 30,000 KM. Asking only $29,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

2 BR, 2 bath, 2 balc. tile, hardwood, 4 appls, Garden City $1400, immed, 604-589-2127 SPECIAL $635 Bach., Bennett, Rmd Centre Nr McDonalds, w/w, Stv, Frg, laundry. 604-447-1563 or 937-5427

9160

1 month FREE rent

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5075

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6020-01

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#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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6020

2009 INFINITY FX35. Gray SUV. 32,000 km. Mint cond. Moving must sell! $38,168. 604-339-1859

SAIL Boat San Juan 21 Fully race equipped. All sails included. Swing keel,kick up rudder, with heavy duty galvanized trailer included. Well cared for with all clear Canadian titles. $5,999 email: rmhuth@gmail.com

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1993 TERRY 21’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. 1993 Dodge Ram 250 Cumins Turbo diesel new 10 ply tires & runs very well. $14,000 both Selling for health reasons. 604-792-3403 or 604-316-1492 2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU 2.7L Mercedes Benz Turbo. 62,937k’s, Immaculate cond with exl mileage. Aircared. Features A/c, gen set 2.7 kw, awning, 17' lcd flatscreen TV, crowave oven, air compressor, alum whls, block heater oil pan heater, dash cd, dvd player hitch & wiring, 3 way dometic 3 cu ft fridge, 2 burner stove, furnace, 6 gal, auto ignite water heater, fantastic fan, water heater bypass, power door locks, power mirrors & windows, cruise control, dual airbags, anti lock brakes, shower, toilet, medicine cabinet, leather seating surfaces, ride rite air helper, springs, auxiliary battery disconnect, memory foam cushions, remote keyless entry, auto trans, diesel, spare tire. 21’ 11', slps 2, $64,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

1998 FOURWINDS CHATEAU, CLASS C MOTORHOME, 31 FOOT, E SUPERDUTY TRITON V10 46,873 kms Original owners, non smokers, no pets. All the standard features. Ready to go with Brand New Tires, Brakes, Engine Serviced. $27,499 (604) 817-9273


A26 August 5, 2011 The Richmond News

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Cleaning

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Concrete

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Drywall

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8080

Electrical

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8087

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

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Gutters

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Handyperson

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Landscaping

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Lawn & Garden

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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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8250

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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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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your popularity remains high and delightful – except among VIPs, bosses and authorities, who display impatience until midSeptember. Don’t push them – and especially don’t try to force your point of view on them, especially this Tuesday/Wednesday. If you just sit back and carefully let your opponent charge ahead, they’ll take the “body blows.” Start nothing important before Aug. 26. An old flame might appear. Retreat judiciously Tuesday noon to Thursday eve. Romance starts small Thursday night, peaks Saturday. You’re hopeful, optimistic – enjoy! Investment luck returns soon. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Enter no new projects, relationships or situations before Aug. 26. Avoid legal hassles until Sept. 19. (If you’re a legal worker, this period brings much more work – and reward. You could net a prestigious client.) Your career is emphasized these weeks – VIPs, bosses and parents favour you, but be prepared for mistakes, delays, missed appointments or short supplies. Money’s full, good, Sunday to noon Tuesday – but don’t buy anything important. Take care with work, tools, driving Monday to Wednesday. Home, real estate, kids and security flow well Friday/Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: A gentle, mellow mood prevails. Your energy and charisma surge Sunday to midday Tuesday. You could attract love, perhaps from an old flame. Usually I’d say start something significant these three days, but Mercury’s retrograde, so brand new projects, relationships, will swirl into unending circles. Stick with the past and the ongoing. Also, watch for sudden upsets in sexual or financial/earnings areas – your urges here could interfere with romance’s smooth course. Money’s paramount midweek, but buy nothing big. Casual friends, short trips, paperwork arrive Friday/ 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. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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