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Olive tells a tearful wartime tale BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
Tees remembers her first husband who died in WWII
here’s deep sadness in the eyes of 94-year-old Olive Tees. As soon as Tees spoke about her wartime love, she wiped away tears from her big blue eyes, the grief still raw 67 years later. The well-dressed petite lady is reminiscing about the “love of her life” — her husband William Alan Tees, who died when his plane crashed in England during the Second World War on July 4, 1944. He was 27. “It was dreadful,” she said. “He shouldn’t have been flying that night. He tried to land with only one engine working … all seven onboard were killed. “I didn’t cope very well after he died … we were life mates, no doubt about it.” Her small hands shaking, Tees held up a photograph of a handsome young man in his RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) officer’s uniform. She recalled the day she met him. She was a 24year-old resident nurse at a gold mine in Northern Ontario. “I was the only girl at camp,” Tees said. “One night there was a dance and the guys came to get me.” Tees paused, a far-away look on her face. She remembered hearing this beautiful voice singing White Christmas as soon as she arrived at the commissary. “I asked one of the guys, who is singing,” Tees said. “One of them brought me over and introduced me to William. “He asked me to dance and it was love at first sight. William had such a fantastic sense of humour and a great voice.” The Second World War was raging on and she knew her beloved could be called out at any time. The two married in April 1943 and less than a year later, in February 1944 he was sent to Worsester, England. “He sent me letters every day and I still have them today,” she said, adding William couldn’t discuss details of the war when he penned letters because they were censored. “He said to me when he left that when we have a family, I’ll be with you every minute.” She smiled sadly when she said that William spoke about how dreadful the British food was (he was attached to the British Air Force), of wanting to buy a bike because it was a bit of a hike from the barracks to the airport and about enjoying the occasional beer with his fellow pilots. “He was a really good Scotsman,” she said with sadness clouding her vision once again. “We were both very religious, we had deep faith, so he never spoke about whether he was scared or not.” Tees went on to say she was “absolutely lost when William went to war.” “I was completely distraught when he was sent overseas, it was awful,” she added. “In the end, it (her grief) was worth it to have had the privileged of being mar-
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Olive Tees, holds a picture of her first husband, William, who died when his plane crashed during the Second World War. Front cover, a display of wartime photos is set up at Gilmore Gardens seniors’ residence.
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Swift justice it is not. The saga that is the fraud investigation, charging, prosecution and eventual court case involving a former soccer club treasurer will make it into its ninth year before it concludes. In 2003, the Richmond Youth Soccer Association (RYSA) discovered that its volunteer treasurer — soccer mom and wellrespected community member Debbie Judd — had been embezzling from the club for five years to the tune of $204,407. In January 2004, RYSA reported the fraud to the RCMP and the file was officially opened. However, it took until June 2009 before charges were laid, due, in some part, to what the Richmond RCMP’s ecomomic crimes unit referred to as the “complex” nature of the crime. A further two years down the line and Judd finally appeared in court and pleaded guilty, before more delays punted the case onto this week. After almost an entire Tuesday afternoon of mitigation and pleas at Richmond Provincial Court from Judd’s lawyer, Les Mackoff, as to why Judd shouldn’t be jailed for two to three years — as per the Crown’s request — Judge Patrick Chen, understandably, had no option but to retire to consider the sentence. Members of the RYSA had, once more, invested their collective days to
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see justice being done by attending the court case in the gallery, only for them to have to wait now until January to close the book on a sorry chapter in the club’s history. The association, like many others in the local soccer community, has wondered for years why Judd took the money. Her lawyer told the court how this fraud case is unusual because there was no mental illness or addictions to gambling, alcohol or drugs behind the theft. Judd simply bought supplies with her own money on behalf of the club and then reembursed herself without properly recording the transactions. Over the years, Mackoff said, Judd was writing cheques to herself which far exceeded what she had spent and was able to continue the crude practice because RYSA had “no internal safeguards and no real oversight.” “She got in slowly and then got deeper and deeper and had no idea of the extent of the fraud,” he said. ! For the full story, go to www.richmondnews.com.
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Richmond’s candidates for school trustee took to the stage Wednesday night in an all-candidates meeting sponsored by the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee (RCSAC.) Questions ranged from how do candidates plan to improve student achievement, to what candidates plan to do about bullying, to how candidates intend to address child poverty. While they all professed a commitment to quality public education and fiscal responsibility, some were clearly more versed on school board issues than others. Questions from the audience were read aloud by moderators, Belinda Boyd, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Michael McCoy, executive director of Touchstone Family Services. The first question of the night asked if candidates thought school property that is no longer used for schools, should be sold to big developers for development. The Richmond board of education currently owns a site of 13 acres where Steveston secondary once stood. Norm Goldstein (RITE) and William Chen (independent) agreed that if the land was no longer needed, it should be sold. Incumbent Donna Sargent, (Richmond First) the current chair of the board, said the board is in negotiations with developers as well as Vancouver Coastal Health to create what she hopes will be a “win-win” situation: revenue for the district and a facility, such as affordable seniors’ housing, for the community. The candidates were asked how they would counter bullying and discrimination, particularly against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth. Incumbent Rob Belleza (RITE) said it would be important to partner with other community partners to make schools safer for youth and create a better community. Incumbent Debbie Tablotney (Richmond First) said the district offers a social justice course which students can take to further support inclusion. “We’ve brought in speakers, such as the Nastoh boy’s mother,” added Tablotney. (Hamed Nastoh was bullied and teased to the point that he took his own life March 11, 2000.) Eric Yung (Richmond First), former chair of the Richmond Parent’s Association, said campaigns like the Pink Shirt Day has helped foster acceptance. Goldstein said he believes educators also need to encourage acceptance of gay families. Gay couples should be able to adopt and be contributing members of society, he added. “We have to get away from the idea that they’re so different, because they’re not.” Grace Tsang (Richmond First) added that the White Ribbon campaign was an initiative that could foster respect. The candidates were asked about the unique challenges of integrating so many new immigrant students. Kenny Chui (RITE) believes the board must lobby the provincial government to be more flexible with its funding allocation for ESL students. Currently, the provincial government sets it funding allocation by Sept. 30. However, the school district has new immigrant students entering the system all through the year. As a result, the Richmond district is forced to pull from other resources to help integrate those newcomers. Jonathan Ho (RITE) said it’s not just a matter of providing more resources but ensuring new immigrant families are aware of what resources are there and how to integrate themselves into the community. If elected trustee, Ho said he would act as a bridge to help bring new immigrant families into the mainstream. see Debate page 6
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Continued from page 5 Sargent said the influx of students over the upcoming decades presents “challenges and opportunities.” Richmond’s city centre will see most of the growth, said Sargent, the question is how to cope with that. “These children will be growing up in towers. The house with the white picket fence is becoming less so. We want them to still have green space, but what will that look like?” This is a conversation that needs to happen, Sargent added. Candidates were asked what they would do in response to Richmond’s child poverty rate of over 20 per cent. “This is a very big issue,” said Belleza. “There is a perception that Richmond is rich, but 23 percent of our kids are hungry.” The school district must partner with other community groups, he added. Goldstein agreed, child poverty “is not something the school board alone can address. Hot lunches help, but this is a bigger social issue.” Partnering with other community groups is essential, he added. On the issue of revenue generation, Chen supported expanding the international student program as well as summer camp initiatives. Candidates were asked if they had ideas to resolve the teachers’ current job action. “Our hands are tied. What we can do is minimize the impact on students,” said Chui. It’s important to seek cooperation from the BCTF and communicate with parents. Ho said trustees need to pressure MLAs to
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hat is wrong with this picture? The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry is hearing evidence suggesting that the police did not take the women’s relatives’ concerns seriously because the women were prostitutes, police didn’t even file reports when family members asked them to, and, as we heard before the hearing even started, essentially no one really wanted to invest a lot of time into the cases because they were marginalized women. The final toll of lost lives? Anywhere from 27 to 49 — the latter number coming from the serial killer’s own recollection. Contrast that with the Stanley Cup riot where no one has lost their life, where the police presence — although large — is criticized because it wasn’t large enough, and where the fallout from the riot became a campaign issue in Vancouver’s election. Yes, the riot gave Vancouver a bad reputation, and a lot of businesses and insurance companies are out millions of dollars. But it still appears there is no limit to the police resources that can be used on the riot cases. Thousands of hours of videotape have been viewed, the premier wants the court proceedings to be broadcast. Again, contrast that response to the women’s inquiry where the government wouldn’t even pitch in legal funds for parties to prepare presentations to the commission. And then there’s media coverage. We, the media, salivate over every mugshot of every drunken hooligan that we can get our mitts on. Oh, and did we mention that those mugshots land on front pages far more often than any of the coverage of the missing women’s commission? The comparison between resources available for missing “marginal” women and resources available for punishing hockey hooligans may seem extreme. But isn’t it a strikingly sad reflection on what we seem to place value on in our society?
‘New blood’ fires up debate The Editor, Congratulations Richmond Centre for Disability! You put on the most engaging and revealing all-candidates meeting I’ve ever seen. The mayoral bout between heavyweight Malcolm Brodie and bantamweight Richard Lee had the full house on the edge of their seats. The bantamweight bobbed out of reach and weaved in to score points. The council bout was a battle royal with talented new candidates in place of the usual challengers, who are often hard to picture as councillors. Many challengers are real contenders. The “new blood” thrived on the loose officiating with ref Frances Clark stepping in just enough. As I saw it, challengers Chak Au, Carol Day, De Whalen, Michael Wolfe and Alexa Loo were a good match for the incumbents. Several incumbents did mutual back-patting, like at televised council meetings. Too bad the cameras weren’t there to show the event on the community TV channel. It would be an eye-opener for electors. As it is, name recognition, big-bucks advertising and votesplitting will keep most of the contenders out. I think highly of almost all the incumbents, but it’s sad the wider electorate couldn’t evaluate all of the applicants in Tuesday’s great job interview. Jim Wright Richmond
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Fractured Occupy hides movement’s real aims This is not the way I wanted Occupy Vancouver to end. This is the way I always feared Occupy Vancouver would end. Vancouver and Victoria are preparing to evict protesters, spurred on by a number of events. In Vancouver, there have been two drug overdoses, one of them fatal. Then a scuffle with police saw an officer bitten. In Victoria, one protester took to a tree. When a civic worker removed a bike that had been hauled into the tree, he was reportedly doused with a container of urine. (The protester claims it was “apple juice,” but I’m more inclined to believe the guy who got soaked.) This is how the protests will end, not with a bang but with a bucket of bodily fluids. According to polls, more than half of Canadians agree with the aims of the Occupy movement. But the protests are tarnished. The protesters have been accused of many things. In the United States, the rightwing quadrant of the media has claimed they have no message, no real aims. They’ve been sneered at as “professional protesters,” which is a code-word for “dirty hippie” or “permanent humanities grad student.” Their opponents have been trying to paint them as shrill, irrational, violent, confused, misguided or as dupes of I’m not sure what, possibly the same giant left-
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wing conspiracy that makes up all those kooky stories about global warming and asbestos-caused cancer and kids living in poverty. The truth is the Occupy movement has very real aims and goals. At the core of its message is this: The rich are getting richer, the poor (and the middle class) are getting poorer. And this is not an accident. It has not always been this way, and it does not have to be this way in the future. At its most brutally simple, here’s how it works: Rich people have more political power than poor people. They get more say in how laws and regulations are written. When politicians have to choose who gets the short end of the stick, they pick those with less, those who are too busy living paycheque-to-paycheque to put up much of a fight. This process started not long after the Second World War and it’s only picking up steam. In the name of economic efficiency, we’re being slowly turned into replaceable, interchangeable units for those with money. The “We are the 99%” slogan is true. We are in the
same boat together, whether we flip burgers or push paper. Working wages are stagnant in real terms, while CEO bonuses are massive. Unfortunately, some Occupy Vancouver and Victoria protesters are doing themselves no favours. Do you know who else works for a living? Cops. Firefighters. Paramedics. Civic workers. Which is why it’s not a good idea to pour urine on them! It’s an old truism that the left can’t organize anything without fracturing. Those groups will then spend 90 per cent of their energy fighting each other, and only 10 per cent fighting the real enemy. This is just another symptom of that. The folks who’ll be dragged out of the Occupy protests, one by one, represent the goals of a lot of other people. People who would never see themselves squatting in a tent in the cold and rain, but who would, you know, like to think that if they work hard they deserve a brighter future. I hope the Occupy movement, whatever becomes of it, has planted a seed. The message is serious, and the cause is real. We need to work together to change things and make a better world. Unfortunately, a few people could piss it all away. Matthew Claxton is a reporter for the Langley Advance.
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Navy: Seeing the world Continued from page 10 The palace was air-conditioned, the floors were marbled, the beds were comfortable, the food was excellent and there was plenty of hot water for us to bathe and wash our clothes. We slept well and felt rested for a change. But that lasted only two days. We then boarded a warship called Exmoor, which plied the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and became our war base. We docked mostly in Alexandria, Egypt and some ports in Italy. The Exmoor became our home for the next two years. Being tall at six foot one, I was always assigned to guard prisoners: navy deserters, robbers, sexual offenders, the enemy — Germans and Austrians — captured in Greece and taken to Alexandria. To deceive and confuse the enemy, it was a naval policy to paint and repaint warships every month or less, in a different colour each time with no name displayed on the ship. I took part in repainting our ship many times under very hot weather. Once, when the Exmoor was docked in Alexandria, it was bombed by the Germans, and we got the scare of our lives. It was my job to continually lift the heavy cannon balls to feed the guns to fire back at our enemy. At another time when the Exmoor was
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The Steveston United Church Annual Christmas Bazaar happens Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church, 3720 Broadway St. This village tradition for the entire family consists of Christmas crafts, silent auction, a visit from Santa, Asian food market, home baking, prizes, theme basket raffles and more. South Arm’s Christmas Craft Fair happens on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community centre, 8880
Williams Rd. Tables on sale now for $50+HST. For more information, call 604718-8060. St. Anne’s Anglican Church hosts its Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church hall, 4071 Francis Rd. There’ll be home baking, honey, pottery, crafts made of wood and fabric, and much more. For more information, call 604-2779626. The Richmond Potters Club is holding its Annual
Christmas Sale from Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. This sale is a fundraiser for the club and there are more than 20 local artists selling their wares. For the first time, Richmond Weavers and Spinners will also take part in the sale. Hours are: Friday from 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 604-277-5960.
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Ellen sailed to England to plot enemy planes BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
t 21, Ellen Nickerson was desperate to go overseas. Today, 89-year-old Nickerson admitted she was a young naïve girl when she decided to join the RCAF Women’s Division back in 1943. “My mom thought any girl who joined was a trollop,” she said with a laugh. “I don’t really know why I joined, but I remember that my brother wanted to join but he couldn’t because he was deaf. “I was initially going to join the navy, but my girlfriend was joining the Air Force, so I decided to as well.” She was sent to an RCAF station in Rockcliffe, Ontario for basic training in April 1943. After basic training, Nickerson was given the chance to go overseas, an opportunity not all women got when joining the service. During her time in London, England, she never witnessed air raids or bomb blasts within the city. “We were quite far from the fighting,” Nickerson said. The women were called WDs — which stood for the RCAF Women’s Division. Her assignment was plotting aircraft positions on a map. For that, she and the other WDs got .95 cents a day. “But the air force covered all our food, lodging and clothing,” Nickerson said. Nickerson mapped both home and enemy positions on large black boards. “We wore earphones and we listened to radar stations, which gave us the location of the airplanes and then we would mark them on a big map,” Nickerson said as she pointed to a photograph of her at work in Britain, in her cap and uniform. Her handsome husband George Nickerson (nicknamed Nick by his comrades) stood beside her in the photo-
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graph. “One night was especially hard because one of the girls I worked with, her husband’s plane never came back.” Nickerson held a photo album, which is in near mint condition. The well-preserved black and white photos give a rare peak into her life overseas. She was stationed in Yorkshire, Britain where the RCAF was headquartered at Allerton Castle (known as Allerton Park during the war). The diminutive Nickerson shyly handed the cherished album and remembered the story behind each photograph as if it were yesterday. She pointed to a picture of what looked like long tubes. “Those were our tents and we slept 12 women to a hut,” she said, adding they often slept in their clothes. “One night in January the pipes froze in all of the tents except ours. “That’s because I had a candle that I lit and kept close to the pipes.” Nickerson met George in April 1945 and married him seven weeks later. “He was working as a comptroller in the same office as me,” Nickerson said. “We were married on June 12, 1945 in St. Martin’s Church on the castle grounds.” Nickerson laughed softly when she recalled how her mother was adamant that her daughter not marry in her uniform. From her home in Winnipeg, her mother mailed her a wedding dress and new underwear. “It got there just in time,” she quipped. Nickerson vividly remembered May 8, 1945 — VEDay, when Europe declared victory. “That time spent in England was the best years of my life,” she said. see Home page 17
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Home: Settling down Nickerson, an RCAF commanding officer, died in a plane crash while training on the CF-100 jet. He was 35 years old. “I was 31 and our children were two, three and seven when he was killed … I never remarried,” she said softly. “I never met anyone who was as good as him. “After he died, I couldn’t look at his picture for a year … it was far too painful.” The News interviewed both Tees and Nickerson at Gilmore Gardens, where they are residents.
Women Comrades in Arms statistics (WDs) had 17,400 members. ! The Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens) had 7,100 members. ! Women in the services filled many positions, including mechanics, parachute riggers, wireless operators, clerks and photographers. ! 4,480 Nursing Sisters (as Canadian military nurses were known) served in the war — 3,656 in the Canadian Women’s Army
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Continued from page 16 It wasn’t until a few months after the war ended that Nickerson boarded the ocean liner, SS Ile de France, along with more than 1,000 passengers, for the long ride home to Canada. “I think we were at sea for about a week,” she said, adding George had sailed home a week before her. She and George resumed civilian life in Ottawa and went on to have three children. On November 10, 1953, George
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Notice of General Local and School Election for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees Saturday, November 19, 2011 — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
%#"$!(&' A General Local and School Election to elect a Mayor, Councillors (8 to be elected) and School Trustees (7 to be elected), all for threeyear terms, will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The candidates for each of the ofﬁces at this election are shown in the ballot format to the right which will be used at the election.
Method of marking the ballot
At this election you will receive a single ballot on which you should indicate your choices of candidates for the ofﬁces of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee. To mark the ballot, simply connect the head and tail of the arrow pointing towards each of the candidates of your choice.
OFFICE OF MAYOR
OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
(Vote for (1) One Only)
(Vote for not more than (8) Eight)
Malcolm BRODIE Richard LEE
Chak Kwong AU
Cynthia A. CHEN
OFFICE OF SCHOOL TRUSTEE
(Vote for not more than (7) Seven)
William Kang CHEN
Evelina HALSEY-BRANDT Ken JOHNSTON
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Cliff Lifeng WEI
Jun L. WUYAN
Note: All candidates are residents of Richmond, BC.
Qualiﬁcations to be a voter
If you are not pre-registered as a resident elector (also referred to as voter) for the City, you may still apply to be registered and vote at this election if you satisfy all of the following criteria at the time of voting, and if you swear or afﬁrm a solemn declaration attesting that: (a) you are a Canadian citizen (b) you are, or will be, age 18 or older on General Voting Day, Saturday, November 19, 2011 (c) you have been a resident of British Columbia for at least the last six months (d) you have been a resident of Richmond for at least the last 30 days (e) you are not disqualiﬁed from voting by the Local Government Act or any other enactment, or not otherwise disqualiﬁed by law In addition, to meet legal requirements when registering at the time of voting, each elector must produce at least 2 identiﬁcation documents that: (a) provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature; or (b) provide evidence of the applicant’s identity, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature, and make a solemn declaration as to the applicant’s place of residence, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act.
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Vote Anywhere initiative
An important initiative for this election is the implementation of a Vote Anywhere system. Voters are no longer required to vote at a speciﬁc designated voting place. In this election, voters can vote at any one of the 32 voting places on general voting day or the 9 advance voting opportunities.
Advance voting Advance voting for the election is available to all voters and will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Tuesday, November 8: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Road
Saturday, November 12: McMath Secondary School 4251 Garry Street
Wednesday, November 9: Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road
Saturday, November 12: McRoberts Secondary School 8980 Williams Road
Thursday, November 10: Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road
Tuesday, November 15: Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road
Saturday, November 12: Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road
Tuesday, November 15: Richmond Olympic Oval 6111 River Road
Saturday, November 12: Library Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate
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Non-Resident Property Electors: People who are eligible to vote as non-resident property electors may vote in Richmond provided that appropriate documentation is presented at any voting place. At the time of voting, non-resident property electors must present sufﬁcient proof of ownership (i.e.: original Certiﬁcate of Land Title; City of Richmond Property Tax Notice; or BC Assessment Authority Assessment Notice) as well as written consent from any co-owners of the property. Other requirements for elector registration, including identiﬁcation requirements described above will also apply. Non-resident property electors are encouraged to contact the City Election Ofﬁce for further information on the process and to obtain the appropriate forms in advance of General Election Day.
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Aberdeen Centre Mall 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Library Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate
Blundell Elementary School 6480 Blundell Road
MacNeill Secondary School 6611 No. 4 Road
Brighouse Elementary School 6800 Azure Road
McMath Secondary School 4251 Garry Street
Burnett Secondary School 5011 Granville Avenue
McNair Secondary School 9500 No. 4 Road
Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road
McRoberts Secondary School 8980 Williams Road
City Centre (Lang) Community Centre 140–8279 Saba Road
Quilchena Elementary School 3760 Moresby Drive
Cook Elementary School 8600 Cook Road Garden City Elementary School 8311 Garden City Road General Currie Elementary School 8220 General Currie Road Grauer Elementary School 4440 Blundell Road
Tomsett Elementary School 9671 Odlin Road
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West Richmond Wowk Elementary School Community Centre 5380 Woodwards Road 9180 No. 1 Road In early November a Voting Card will be mailed to each registered voter. This card will list all the voting places. Bring this card to the voting place for express service. If the address shown on your Voting Card is incorrect, you may be required to process a change of address or change of name when you go to the Voting Place to vote. Electors who do not receive a Voting Card in the mail may use the online “Where do I vote?” search tool available on the City website at www.richmond.ca/electionservices/voters/locationsearch to determine the locations nearest their current address.
Voting by mail ballot
Voting by mail ballot (and where required, elector registration in connection with voting by mail ballot) is available for this election, for those electors who have a physical disability, illness or injury which affects their ability to vote by other means, and for persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. Electors requesting a mail ballot are required to sign a statement indicating that they qualify for a mail ballot.
General Voting Day will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the following 32 voting places:
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Richmond Secondary School 7171 Minoru Boulevard Sea Island Elementary School 1891 Wellington Crescent Spul’u’kwuks Elementary School 5999 Blanshard Drive Steves Elementary School 10111 Fourth Avenue
Hamilton Elementary School 5180 Smith Drive
Steveston-London Secondary School 6600 Williams Road
Homma Elementary School 5100 Brunswick Drive
Tait Elementary School 10071 Finlayson Drive
Lansdowne Centre Mall 5300 No. 3 Road
Talmey Elementary School 9500 Kilby Drive
Those electors wishing to vote by mail ballot may make application to the Chief Election Ofﬁcer until Friday, November 18, 2011 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays (excluding statutory holidays). Applications for mail ballots may also be made between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on General Voting Day, Saturday, November 19, 2011. Further information on the procedures and qualiﬁcations for voting by mail ballot may be obtained by contacting the City Election Ofﬁce, Richmond City Hall, at 604-276-4100, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays).
Ballot marking device
A ballot marking device will be available at the Lansdowne Centre Mall voting place on General Voting Day (November 19) and at the Advance Voting opportunities at City Hall (November 9, 10 and 15). The ballot marking device allows people with disabilities to independently mark their own ballot. The device accepts a standard ballot and, with the aid of descriptive audio, enhanced video display, Braille keypad, and connections for sip/puff devices, the elector uses this machine to mark their choices on the ballot. While the option would always remain for voters with disabilities to bring someone with them to assist them with the voting process if they so desire, the ballot marking device is available as an option for those who wish to cast their ballot independently.
For more information please contact the Election Ofﬁce at 604-276-4100 or visit: www.richmond.ca/electionservices/overview /richmondvotes THIS IS AN IMPORTANT NOTICE. PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE TRANSLATE IT FOR YOU. INFORMATION IMPORTANTE: TRADUISEZ S’IL VOUS PLAIT.
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When it’s time to pack your gear up, rectangular boxes usually make the most sense. Certainly, cartons that are circular or triangular might be more interesting to look at and may have their uses in specific cases, but they lack the versatility, practicality and overwhelming usefulness of the tried and true, rectangular box. The same goes for vehicles. If you need maximum passenger space and cargo flexibility, then you need a rectangular box. You need a minivan. Of course, if you tell that to a young parent these days, the response is generally unenthusiastic. Minivans, like station wagons before them, are not cool. They are the vehicles we grew up in — family vehicles! And in the same way that minivans replaced the wagons of our parents’ youth,
old, rectangular boxes, and others have abandoned them completely, Honda has gone another route. They’re building a box that, quite simply, doesn’t look like a boring, rectangular box. And they’re doing a pretty good job of it. That box is, of course, is the new Honda Odyssey, and it’s easily one of the most stylish minivans ever produced. It has a lot to live up to, see Ride page 21
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The Odyssey’s designers have blessed it with the sharp edges and odd shapes you’d expect to find on the funky CR-Z hatchback, set against a superb front grille that manages to look both tough and refined. It’s still clearly a minivan, but the unique touches give it an uncommon flair. The most striking detail can be found right behind the sliding doors, where the windows dip down in a hard bend. The unusual beltline draws attention to the Odyssey’s forward-leaning stance, giving a sense of power and athleticism you don’t expect in a minivan.
On the inside, the Odyssey comes across as functional and business-like, updating the tall dashboard layout found in previous models and maintaining a professional look and feel. The interior isn’t quite as slick as the exterior, but it won’t disappoint. Build quality is also a strong point, with excellent materials giving the Odyssey a very upscale feel. Perhaps the only real issue with the overall design is Honda’s decision to limit the Odyssey to a very boring choice of six mostly monochrome exterior colours.
plishment for a minivan, and speaks well of the vehicle’s refinement. Unfortunately, the improved, softer ride quality comes with a price, as the Odyssey has lost the sporty handling that made it more fun to drive than other minivans. There’s less road feel,
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The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5L V6 producing 248hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Honda has tuned it for less horsepower than competing V6 engines, choosing instead to bump up the torque — a smart move for a vehicle intended to carry lots of people and cargo. Honda has equipped the Odyssey with a six-speed automatic, but only in the top-end Touring trim — all other models get a fivespeed automatic. Since the Touring costs almost $47,000, most consumers won’t benefit from the more advanced and fuelefficient transmission. Without a doubt, the new Odyssey is smoother, softer, and more luxurious than before, feeling almost on par with an Acura luxury sedan. That’s quite an accom-
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Continued from page 20 as the past two generations of Odysseys have been some of the most sensible and well-built vehicles on the road. In each successive model, Honda engineers have raised the bar on sophistication in the minivan segment, delivering luxury-level performance, handling, and ride quality. With the 2012 Odyssey, the sophistication continues to rise, and the styling comes along for the ride. It’s still a rectangular box, but the SUV-like design cues draw your attention such that you almost don’t notice. You might even describe it as a crossover minivan, though that’s probably pushing things a little bit.
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Michael Schratter is coming home. After cycling nearly 40,000 km around the world to raise awareness of mental health issues, the elementary school teacher and advocate will complete his worldwide trek on Saturday, Nov. 12 by cycling to three communities, including Richmond. Everyone is invited to cycle with Michael on a historic homecoming ride-along for the ﬁnal leg of his journey or greet him to celebrate the culmination of his inspirational global odyssey. For more casual riders, the Richmond leg is a 14.2 km stretch from the Richmond Oval, departing at 10 a.m. at 6111 River Rd. He invites everyone who wants to to ride along with him to email ridedonthide@ cmha.bc.ca. .
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The last piece of Richmond’s northeast bog forest has been snapped up by the city. Mayor Malcolm Brodie, accompanied by B.C.’s Environment Minister, Terry Lake, marked the purchase on Wednesday at the site, along with Grade 4 students and staff from Hamilton elementary. “The acquisition of the northeast bog
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Start thinking about your value “My Name Is Bond — James Bond.” This line has belonged to Sean Connery since first spoken in Ian Fleming’s 1962 production, Dr. No. Since that time, many of us have only fantasized about his travels to exotic places, living life on the edge, drinking dry martinis (shaken, not stirred), playing with cool toys and, because I’m a happily married WEALTH man, I’ll just stop there. In the twisted mind of the financial advisor though, I have to wonder about James Bond’s financial plan. More specifically, I have to wonder if James Bond is a “stock” or truly a “Bond.” To answer this question, we need to evaluate his “human capital.” In a nutshell, “human capital” represents today’s value of the income we will receive through our working years and through our retirement years if we are receiving a pension. For example, if James Bond is fresh out of spy school and expecting to earn an income of $150,000 per year, with raises each year of three per cent until retirement age of 65 (if he makes it that far), he has a “human capital” value of $3,619,145 at age 25, assuming an investment rate of six percent. However, if we also assume that James receives a generous British Government pension until he dies at his statistical age of 74 (after all, he’s a smoker), his human capital value is actually $4,001,887. This has three key implications: 1. Investment Portfolio: Despite his very dangerous profession, James has a government paycheque, awesome benefits, a monster pension plan and a totally predictable financial future. If he couldn’t be out gallivanting anymore, he’d surely have a well-paid office position with MI-6. Starting to sound like a bond? So, if James’ human capital of $4,001,887 is like a highly predictable bond, does it not make sense that his investment portfolio contains a higher percentage in long term growth stocks? If instead James was a mercenary, a soldier of fortune, dependent for his paycheque on each new assignment and
lacking any pension or benefits of any sort, that would be a lot more volatile. His human capital would resemble a stock and we would need to include a higher percentage of bonds in his investment portfolio to compensate for this “human capital volatility.” 2. Life Insurance: If James was to have gotten married at age 25 (yeah, right!) and SMART wanting to leave his sweetheart 100 per cent of his future income if he died, he’d need approximately four million dollars of life insurance. 3. Disability and Critical Illness Insurance: The same argument for life insurance would apply if James got sick or injured and didn’t die. His human capital would need appropriate coverage to replace his income if he got sick or injured. You may not live a 007 lifestyle but you face three key questions: 1. What is the value of your human capital? 2. Are you a “stock” or a “bond”? 3. Isn’t it time you discuss this with your advisors? The opinions expressed are those of Richard Vetter, BA, CFP, CLU, ChFC. Richard is a senior financial advisor and branch manager with WealthSmart Financial Group/Manulife Securities Incorporated in Richmond.
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Embrace change. Embrace dreams, mystery, subconscious urges, large ﬁnances, intimacy, commitment and consequences. Look far ahead before you tie up your future. You might change your mind (or heart) in a few weeks or months. However, if you’re sure, wrap things up now. A slowdown begins next week. Health diagnosis or surgery might be needed. Sunday’s busy, easy. Focus on your home, family, security Monday/Tuesday. Romance lures you midweek – and succeeds – but don’t miss a splendid work-earnings opportunity Wednesday. (Pursue it further Friday.) Taurus April 20-May 20: Start wrapping things up – a slowdown begins next week. Grab opportunities, shake hands, make agreements, conclude negotiations.Your romantic and creative sides intensify now to next July – take note Friday eve, Saturday. Earlier, Sunday’s for shopping, earning. (Good for movies, computer games.) Communications, short trips, paperwork ﬁll Monday/Tuesday – duties restrict you, but you still succeed. Head for home Wednesday to Friday morning – some happy, good things happen here – and they seem connected to love, affection. You could meet “the one” Friday eve/night! Gemini May 21-June 20: A slowdown starts next week. Use the present interval to complete chores so they won’t interfere with a “homecoming” late month into December. You might be literally going home, or revisiting a place you once relocated to, or homecoming might be in the heart: meeting an “ex,” even a former opportunity in business or public dealings – but that’s next week onward. For now, ﬁnish those chores. Your energy and effectiveness are high Sunday. Chase money or shop Monday/ Tuesday – don’t buy used items. Midweek’s busy, affectionate. Investments succeed, Wednesday to Saturday.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Complete rather than start projects. A slowdown looms on the near horizon. Spend, earn, sell. You might have been frustrated over the last few months, as an investment, house purchase or sexual relationship hasn’t seemed to gel. Perhaps you needed to ﬁgure out distance (commuting) factors, or couldn’t quite ﬁnd the words to speak to someone. That looming slowdown will bring a re-examination of these matters. By late December (into mid-2012) you’ll be ready to move decisively on life-changing ﬁnancial, sexual or lifestyle actions. Wishes might be granted Wednesday/Thursday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Get out. March forth, impress people, call in favours, seek permission. Tackle intimidating tasks. Usually I’d say start big projects – but not now. A period of delay, mistakes and second thoughts begins next week, so ﬁnish rather than start. Sunday brings mysteries and the joys of investigation. Lovers feel a sweet intimacy. Wisdom, gentle love come Monday/Tuesday: buy nothing. Be ambitious midweek: good money and a good agreement are possible. Friday/Saturday bring success at work, and some co-worker hi-jinks. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your tiredness will only last another nine days. Until then, rest, dress and eat sensibly, and contemplate – your soul, your life and future actions. Don’t plan too precisely or too near in the future, as conditions will change. (An element of delay, even of “backwardation,” will exist from Nov. 23 to Dec. 13.) Others hold the aces Sunday, so join, don’t compete. DON’T invest or make any commitments Monday/Tuesday. Wisdom, gentle love and intellectual and travel themes arrive Wednesday to Friday. Be ambitious – and gracious, forgiving – Friday/Saturday.
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Nov. 13 - 19, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A late wish might come true, as your round of socializing, ﬂirtation, optimism and entertainment continues – for nine days. After this, it’s “quiet time.” Tackle chores Sunday – you’ll put your hand on just the right job. Relationships dominate Monday/Tuesday. Successes mingle with some frustration – but overall these two days bless you, especially if you’re diplomatic and eager.Wednesday to noon Friday unearths depths, subconscious longings, sensual desires. You could have a secret interlude. Be a detective. Friday p.m. starts a weekend of wisdom, mellow joys, and indecision. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Remain ambitious, but don’t start new projects, nor plan any new ventures before Dec. 13. Complete projects and tasks instead. E.g., don’t ask your boss for more responsibility now, because he/she might give you something to handle before mid-December, and it could go unﬂatteringly awry. Sunday’s romantic and creative – you’re alluring. Plunge into chores Monday/Tuesday (but practise safety Monday morn, Tuesday night). Relationships grow intense midweek – major luck can come midweek through Saturday in a ﬁnancial situation, and/or in sexual intimacy. A new friend, or old? Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your mellow, thoughtful mood continues. Soon, you’re going to be temporarily shunted back to a busy old career or prestige/ status role (perhaps in your neighbourhood) so take advantage of the present restful, sweet time. Sunday’s for relaxation, home, daydreams. Romance, passion, creativity and a winning streak visit you Monday/ Tuesday. Don’t violate anyone’s dignity. Tackle chores midweek: a friendly yet challenging person or proposal might greet you – say yes. Bosses like you Thursday. Friday afternoon into Saturday brings exciting meetings, a sensual clinch or a “money deal.” email@example.com
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