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Arctic air blast blows out power Demand spike blamed for mass outage which affected almost half the city BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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A spike in demand during the Arctic conditions contributed to the massive power outage which plunged almost half of Richmond into darkness and deep freeze Wednesday. Just after 5 p.m., BC Hydro customers in the southern half of the city began losing power after a transformer blew at the Steveston substation. Within five minutes, more than 36,000 homes and businesses were without light or heat from Highway 99 to the west dyke and from Blundell Road to the south arm of the Fraser River. Ironically, at — David the time of the outage, a hydro crew was working at the substation on a fault which caused a similar outage last month. And because one of two transformers at the station was shut down so the repair could be carried out, the one remaining transformer alone couldn’t handle the higher than usual demand from customers battling to beat the -8 C temperature. “Substation work was under-

way to repair equipment involved in a short outage to the same number of customers in the same area on Dec. 30,” David Lebeter, BC Hydro’s vice president of field operations and safety, said in an e-mail to the News Thursday. “Last night’s outage was triggered by a built-in system protection which activated due to weather-related high demand on station equipment while the repairs were underway.” By 6:10 p.m. the same evening, BC Hydro said power had been restored to 24,000 homes and by 9 p.m., all affected customers had their power back on. “Restoring power is a Lebeter top priority at BC Hydro,” Lebeter added. “We worked quickly through the course of the evening … to restore power to about 36,000 customers affected …” Bearing in mind there has been two major outages within a few weeks of each other, Lebeter said all repairs at the substation will be completed by next week and that they “anticipate no further problems.”

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Samantha Lee, 3, tries her best to breath fire like her little dragon friend while visiting Aberdeen Centre. The shopping centre will be celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon, all weekend with a New Year countdown from 10:30 p.m. Sunday. See the News’ special section on page 17.

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Changing demographics and an ever-increasing Asian cultural amalgamation in the Lower Mainland has prompted Korean grocery store giant H-Mart to officially open its first store in Richmond at Aberdeen Centre today, Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. With Chinese people making up nearly half of all immigrants in the Lower Mainland, and a visible trend of less Koreans coming into Canada, it was time for a shift in the company’s business strategy, said H-Mart account manager James Kang. Among 47 stores in North America, the first of now four LM locations (there are also HMarts in downtown Vancouver and Langley) was built in Coquitlam in 2003. The flagship store originally catered mostly to people of Korean descent with staff speak-

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City battles sub-zero conditions BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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The snowstorm that’s been hammering much of the Lower Mainland this week finally arrived in Richmond on Wednesday morning — just in time for the morning commute. There was only a couple of centimetres of the white stuff, but it managed to slow the rushhour journey for many to a crawl. More of a concern than the snow was the blast of Arctic air, with the mercury dropping to -8 C at the airport with the windchill factor mak-

ing it feel like -12 C. And with more wet snow forecast for Friday, the City of Richmond has already set into motion its “snow response plan.” City crews were working up to 12 hours in advance of Wednesday’s snowfall, laying down anti-icing liquid brine and/or salt on the roads to prevent frost and ice from forming. According to the city, when a snowstorm hits and if the severity of the storm requires such a response, crews begin working around the clock. The city’s roads and construction services

department ensures all major arterial roads are cleared, salted and/or sanded so emergency vehicles (police, ambulance and fire trucks), public transit and private vehicles are able to travel the primary routes. Ice and snow removal is cleared initially from first and second priority routes. Last year, the city added third priority routes for snow clearing, with the aim of improving local neighbourhood clearing and accessibility. Third priority routes consist of designated collector roads and roads of see Help page 6

their target customers moving into the area and coming through the door. “We noticed we can’t just rely on Korean customers, so we decided to have (the text on our price tags) in English, Chinese and Korean,” said Kang. There are now employees that speak the above languages, as well as Japanese, he added. “We want to move forward to (include) multicultural customers like Caucasians, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese, so we made a team back in May (to expand our market).” One of the first tasks for the “new business team” was to find a central location in the area that had the biggest mixing pot of people from different backgrounds, and Richmond fits the bill perfectly. see New Spot page 4 CHUNG CHOW RICHMOND NEWS

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A massive city centre residential development, shelved during the recession, is back on the table. The City of Richmond pulled the plug on the former Sun Tech City proposal — which stretches from No. 3 Road to Garden City Road, and Capstan Way to Sea Island Way — in 2009 after the three-strong group of developers couldn’t live up to the rezoning agreements due to the global economic downturn. However, two of those three companies this week submitted to city council’s planning committee rezoning applications to build high-rises, which could eventually contain 3,250 homes. As was the case three years ago, approval of the project will depend on the devel-

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Offer(s) available on all new 2011 and 2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by January 31, 2012. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change and may be extended without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and finance options also available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Certain restrictions may apply. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative financing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $29,895, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650. Monthly payments equal $498.25 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $29,895. Financing example includes a $1,750 loan savings (includes $1,000 loan savings and $750 loyalty bonus¥). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. !“Don’t Pay Until Spring” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ††FlexChoice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on select new 2011 and 2012 Kia vehicles. Taxes on the full negotiated purchase price are payable at the beginning of the contract term, resulting in higher payments than payments taxed on a periodic basis, and are not reflected in advertised payments. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. Vehicles are financed over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of: (i) returning their vehicle through a Kia dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges if exceeding 24,000 km per year allowance) or; (ii) financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates; or (iii) paying the residual balance indicated on the bill of sale in full. Some conditions apply. FlexChoice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised FlexChoice Financing offers are TD offers. Delivery and destination fees (up to $1,650) are included. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, and wear and tear charges, any retailer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges are not included. FlexChoice Financing is provided on approved credit through TD Financing Services. Your Option Date is set out on your TD Financing Services Payment Advantage Loan Certificate (the "Certificate") which contains the terms and conditions governing your Return Value Option. Retailers may sell for less. See participating retailers for complete details. Representative example based on 2012 Forte Sedan base model (FO540C) with a purchase price of $17,450, financed at 0% APR over 60 months with $0 down, bi-weekly payments of $93 for a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $16,950, including delivery and destination fees and $500 FlexChoice credit. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, and wear and tear charges, any administration or other applicable fees or charges are not included. Dealer may sell for less. See dealer for details. ! Cash purchase price for 2011 Optima (OP541B) is $21,950 and includes a cash savings of $1,500 based on an MSRP of $23,450. Delivery and destination fees ($1,455), A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), licence, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, dealer administration fees of up to $699 and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2011 Optima Hybrid at a value of $1,250 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011MY Optima Hybrid. Loyalty Bonus offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase financing only before January 31, 2012. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ± Optima Competitive Bonus offer in the amount of $1,000 available on the purchase or lease of new 2011 Optima Hybrid models for owners of most current competitive hybrid vehicles with proof of ownership. See dealer or kia.ca for eligibility of competitive vehicles and full program details. Certain restrictions apply. Competitive Bonus amounts will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/lease price before taxes. Offers are transferrable within same household (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per Kia vehicle and per eligible competitive vehicle. Offer not combinable with any other loyalty/conquest offers. Offer ends January 31, 2012. ! 2011 Optima awarded 2012 Auto123.com Midsize Car of the Year. Visit auto123.com/en/awards for more details. ^2012 Kia Forte/2011 Kia Optima/2012 Kia Sorento awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. >ECO-Credit for 2011 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. !Highway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia Canada is the official automotive sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada). KIA and FlexChoice are trademarks of Kia Motors Corporation.

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The former head of a Richmond pharmaceutical company is facing extradition to the United Kingdom after being caught allegedly possessing $9-million worth of stolen drugs in 2007. A committal hearing for Mahmood Sheraly Aziz is scheduled for B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver next week. Aziz, who was arrested in Canada last March, is out on bail, according to the federal justice branch. The attorney-general of Canada, on behalf of the U.K., is seeking Aziz’s extradition in connection with the theft of a large shipment of bulk pharmaceuticals, manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, from a depot near Reading, England, in 2005. According to court documents, a private eye noticed the stolen drugs for sale on the Internet a month after the theft and was hired by Novartis to investigate. Feigning an interest in buying the drugs, the investigator was led to Aziz, who met with him in North London in 2007, took him to the warehouse where the pharmaceuticals were stored and gave him some samples.

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Cautionary tale behind tactics to smoke Tories out A few thousand federal Liberals gathered in Ottawa over the weekend to gossip about leadership and try to come up with some innovative new policy ideas that might seize the public’s imagination. None of their ideas were very innovative or even particularly new, but nonetheless, most of them were voted down. No republicanism here, thank you very much. One of the few ideas that did get the green light was the legalization of marijuana. Prohibition is a hugely expensive, utterly failed policy. We’re joined in this by such diverse voices as the Fraser Institute, The Economist, Time Magazine, former secretaries general of NATO and the UN, and our own Sen. Larry Campbell, among many, many others. So there’s certainly no shortage of thoughtful analysis available on this issue. But the Liberals still have a lot of hard policy work to do for this to graduate from an attention-seeking gimmick to a serious election platform plank. In a Canadian context, the foremost issue will be our trade relationship with the Americans, who will no doubt be aghast at having the world’s largest legal grow-op on their doorstep. Chaos at the border means harm to the economy, which likely means lost jobs. That’s probably not the easiest way to unseat a Conservative government. Besides, voters for whom this is a pressing issue have likely already long since found a home in the NDP. So we applaud the Liberals for taking a bold, if symbolic, step. Now let’s see if they can back it up.

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A fond farewell to Wind Waves The Editor, I’m going to miss you, Wind Waves. You have been a whimsical, graceful beacon of colourful cheer; Especially on cold, grey days with rain and snow all around. From a distance it seems as if playful extraterrestrials have come to visit; Compelling adults, teens, seniors and children to photograph you, touch you and sometimes climb within you. I wonder what would happen if a survey was done today as to whether we should keep you at Garry Point; Now that so many of us have had the chance to enjoy your elegant shapes and flowing lines, whispering, “We are all connected.” My eyes and mind appreciate the symbolism in your sparkling globe. I am one person who will be so very sad when we lose you, Wind Waves. Christine Durgo Steveston

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East, West, not so different with money Way back in the dawn of economic prehistory, there was the coin. Some of the first coins in the world were created in the kingdom of Lydia, in what is now Turkey, but was then part of the Greek sphere of influence. Trading chunks of metallic ore was one way to pay the goat merchant. Coins were easier to carry and standardized, and you could stamp the face of the king on them, too, creating evercirculating propaganda. Around the same time, independently, someone in China was doing the same thing. Remember that, it’ll be important later. Coins eventually became important because they were preferable to chunks of metal. More than 2,000 years after the first coining, ur-economist Adam Smith noted that 20 pounds of pure silver was less valuable than the equivalent amount of silver coins, due to the trustworthiness and ease of spending the coins. Money was becoming abstracted. It could also be abstracted further into paper currency — banknote used to be, literally, a note from a bank saying that owner had some gold or silver locked up. But eventually the paper became just as important, and money was finally decoupled from precious metals, about 2,500 years after the first coins were stamped. From there, it was an easy step to money that only

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existed as electrons. Which brings us to the great big world of imaginary value, the realm of bonds and debt, interest and collateralized debt obligations. Each abstraction of money has created a boom. The first Lydian king to create really pure and standardized coins was Croesus, whose name became a byword for wealth. Paper money — and not just banknotes, but interest, bonds, and stockmarkets — made the industrial revolution possible. It also made speculative bubbles easier than ever to create. In the early 1700s there was a kind of stock market mania in England, with the gigantic South Seas bubble at the top, but also stocks floated that raised a million pounds to develop a perpetual motion device, and another “company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.” The creator of that scheme collected 2,000 pounds and vamoosed. People aren’t so stupid as to do this kind of investing anymore, of course. (Not people with lots of money, but the stupid and gullible

can always be found who will give up a few thousand dollars to a Nigerian scam.) Now the really clever people have to believe their own nonsense. That’s how we got the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. People convinced themselves the price of housing would always rise. They must have believed that, after all, or the entire sub-prime business would have been insane on the face of it. Of course, nothing goes up forever. Hey, remember how China invented coins independently? It appears they’ve also independently invented an insane housing boom. After trying communism for a few years, the Chinese are ready to follow us right off a different, capitalist cliff. Chinese government regulations keep interest rates low, making socking your money in a bank a poor investment. The stock market is not seen as fair or transparent. But housing has been booming, so many, many people have been buying an extra apartment with their savings. The question about the Chinese housing bubble is increasingly if, not when, it will burst. There are those who say nothing is wrong. But frankly, they should buy some perpetual motion stock. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.


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Letters Upgrading pipeline works TransLink works on Brighouse bus stop For example, VAFFC’s “critical” objections to an upgrade of the existing pipeline are that getting the required permits will take too much time and the pre-construction and construction capital costs are too high, partly due to the fact that the pipeline passes through residential areas. However it may be time and money well spent. The most secure possible source of jet fuel for YVR is the Burnaby refinery. It’s the only refinery in B.C. and is fortunately close to YVR. The existing pipeline also carries additional jet fuel brought by ship to Burnaby from the BP Cherry Point Refinery. While no one is keen on shipping jet fuel through residential areas, that will continue to happen with the existing 40year-old pipeline — far better to upgrade it now with all the modern safety features and increased capacity. This is not an unusual solution. All of the fuel for New York’s JFK airport is shipped through a 64-kilometre pipeline from Linden, New Jersey, that passes through the New York boroughs of Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. City council meets next Monday, Jan. 23rd at 7 p.m. to discuss the matter. I hope they can come up with an improved resolution that recognizes the problem, engages the Greater Vancouver region and counters the VAFFC position by giving concrete reasons for a more detailed investigation of the Burnaby pipeline upgrade option. John Roston Richmond

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The Editor, Almost all of us in the Greater Vancouver region use YVR and have created the need for more jet fuel. City council and the VAPOR lobby group have opposed the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) plan to send huge tankers up the south arm of the Fraser River to a new jet fuel storage facility, describing in detail the risks to both the marine environment and nearby residents. That’s only half of what’s required. We also need to promote an alternative plan. Otherwise, it comes across as saying it’s someone else’s problem and you only care the solution doesn’t involve your backyard. VAPOR acknowledges the need for more jet fuel and favours a new pipeline to YVR from the BP Cherry Point Refinery near Blaine, Washington. The city opposes this and favours reducing future demand by conservation measures or increased efficiency through technological advancement, coupled with upgrading the existing pipeline (from Burnaby to YVR). VAFFC’s reply to the city explained conservation and technological improvements have been factored into its fuel need forecasts. It also supplied details of its opposition to both solutions suggested by the city and VAPOR. The fact is that there is no happy solution that has no serious drawbacks, but both of these solutions are better than VAFFC’s preferred option of tankers on the Fraser. The city and VAPOR should take on the important task of publicly explaining why

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To Richmond City Council, Thank you to Richmond City council for reviewing the No. 5 Road Backlands policy it has been over a year since Council directed staff to review the policy and staff asked the Ling Yen Mountain temple to withdraw the application for the Mega 232,000 sq foot and 14 storey high complex. l feel that council needs to make their position clear so the people affected on the No. 5 Road corridor do not have to stress for the next 14 months. Most of the city council campaigned in last November for a transparent local government and on a promise to protect neighbourhoods and green space. Here is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are committed to those goals. Before the review starts, it would be very helpful for council to send out a press release stating council is committed to upholding the most critical portion of Policy 5037 (No. 5 road backlands policy), which states “The amount of land on each property

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our awareness of the world around us, is pernicious. Root of that word is the Latin “perniciosus,” meaning destructive, disastrous, calamitous. Pernicious even sounds destructive, like a huge, pointed spike being slowly pounded into our souls. In late December 2011, the New York Times ran a column by the travel writer Pico Iyer about the joys of silence. It contains some startling statements — Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn charges guests over $2,000 a night “partly for the privilege of NOT having a TV in their rooms.” Discerning travelers of the future will seek out “blackhole resorts” — the kind that “charge high prices precisely because you CAN’T get online in their rooms.” South Korea and China have Internet rescue camps, “to try to save kids addicted to the screen.” Iyer writes that his friends “pay good money to get the Freedom software that enables them to disable (for up to eight hours) the very Internet connection that seemed so emancipating not long ago.” I grew up when most families had a TV, but computers were not yet for personal use. In the 1960s, when I

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So, the people created a lion out of colourful fabric and filled it with firecrackers to drive Nian away. The fake lion was so real looking and so successful at driving away Nian that every year since, the lion dance is performed to frighten away evil spirits and to bring luck, peace and quiet for the New Year. “That Chinese belief continues today,” Kwan said. “Here in Richmond, the lion dance is becoming more and more similar to what goes on in Asia. “However, in Hong Kong some lion dances are performed to hip hop music.” Aberdeen Centre hosts its eyes dotting ceremony (which symbolically awakes the lion) followed by the lion dance on Monday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. in the atrium. Local dignitaries will be invited on stage for the eyes dotting ceremony. “It is said that the eyes dotting ceremony wakes up the dragon and lions,” added Kwan. “We will have one dragon and eight lions and they will dance to traditional Chinese music and drums. “They will create a lot of the noise to scare the monsters out.” For more information, call 604-273-1234 or visit www.aberdeencentre.com.

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Dragons larger than life Embrace change this year, lucky stars on your path

Dragon

1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 The only mythological animal among the twelve, the Dragon is no less important than the others. Stories about it can be found everywhere. Man has long considered it a celestial creature and looked upon it with awe and respect.

Personality

People born in the Dragon year possess exceptional qualities like what is told in mythical folklore. They are refined, respectable, and have a sacred air about them. The Dragon is easy-going, willing to take risks, but tends to be more stubborn than most, in his thinking and behaviour. Full of imagination and possessing an indomitable spirit, the Dragon is decisive when it comes to dealing with anything. Though the Dragon has potential for accomplishing great things, others do not always accept him. Warm, curious and helpful by nature, the Dragon is sometimes mistaken for being meddlesome.

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People born in the Dragon year can be self-centred when it comes to relationships. They yearn to be loved, but can forget to pay enough attention to the other party. Because of that, they make their prospective partners flinch at the thought of a commitment. As a result, most tend to marry late. The Dragon’s ideal life partner is someone born in the year of the Rat, Rooster, Monkey, or Tiger.

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Because 2012 is the year corresponding to the Dragon, it is a year in which it is “fan Tai Sui,” or in opposition to the deity of the year. Hearing “fan Tai Sui” strikes fear in many. That should not be the case. The Dragon should know that “Fan Tai Sui” really just means that there will be a significant amount of change in your life this year — that could be good or bad depending. If your ba zi (date of birth, time and location) has lucky stars guiding your path, then this could be a time of new beginnings.

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Sherman Tai, fortune teller and Feng Shui master, provides his predictions for each sign this year. “Fan Tai Sui” tests your ability to adapt. The results highly dependent on you. If you accept the change and work with it you may well advance in education and find positive results in money and career. In this year, learn to mind your own business and be aware of the many temptations of the opposite sex otherwise, the Dragon will risk harm to reputation. Do not go astray from a righteous path and succumb to

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greed, things that harm people or participate in illegal activities to earn quick and easy money. Furthermore, do not let the idea of “Fan Tai Siu” affect you negatively. This is a year where it is more suitable for the Dragon to be dynamic rather than static. The year may offer opportunities to travel, especially in the latter part of the year. For more predictions see pages 18-20.


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PREDICTIONS

Rat

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 The lucky stars shining on the Rat will yield a positive, triangular relationship. This year should go well, but things will be difficult at first and then get better. If the Rat is willing to work hard, be adaptable and learn more, then pleasing results can be achieved in finances and career. This is a year to change jobs or start new ventures, but be prepared and have the mindset to cope with obstacles. Financial luck is not bad this year, but is unstable with many ups and downs, making it less tangible, especially at the beginning of the year. In terms of relationships, the Rat may face some challenges. Do not let them affect work. Health for the Rat is fairly stable. The Rat tends to worry excessively about children due to lack of filial piety, declining grades, marriage problems, career difficulties and depression. Remember the young people have to deal with their own issues. It’s important to maintain open, honest communication. 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 In 2012, there will be a lucky star in the Ox’s path. The Ox may find finance and family this year, but must be confident and decisive. Being wishy-washy will be a major hindrance to success.

Tiger

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 The Tiger may face some challenges this year, and therefore, must conduct matters carefully. Tigers may be lacking a sense of direction and goal orientation, but they must be positive and face adversities with courage. Therefore, the Tiger should not lose motivation. If they are willing to focus, work hard and confront obstacles, luck will turn upward. This is not a year to make major changes. If the Tiger is willing to be meticulous, work hard and not be afraid of doing a bit of extra work without return, by midyear, there will be positive results. Money will be up and down. Be careful about small financial gains

followed by large losses. The Tiger should be cautious and shrewd in their relationships and do not let them affect work. Be patient and understanding, before doing anything regretful. The Tiger needs to be vigilant about gastro-intestinal disorders and should niether eat or drink excessively, nor diet excessively.

Rabbit

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1954, 1987, 1999, 2011 There are some lucky stars for those born under the Rabbit. If the Rabbit is willing to work hard and learn, this can be a year of renewal. At the beginning, the Rabbit must have courage and perseverance to face challenges and mistakes. Success can be attained once problems are overcome. The Rabbit should not be impulsive and overly ambitious, as too many goals are difficult to realize. This will only lead to waste of time, energy and effort. Those born under the Rabbit must be flexible and open-minded. Share good returns and credit with others, as approaching things as a team is better than alone. By mid-year, there may be a breakthrough. Financial luck is not bad, but do not be overly greedy, get caught up in gambling or over-investing. There tends to be some unforeseen expenses, such as home expenses, so make long-term investment plans. Relationships might be challenging this year as Rabbits might face disagreements or

differences in goals and direction with their partners. For the single Rabbit, enter relationships with caution and try to avoid too-goodto-be-true propositions.

Snake

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 In general, this year is an average year for the Snake. The Snake wants to reach high, but may not want to put in the required effort. Remember, the faster you want something, the less likely you will achieve it. Blindly chasing impractical pursuits or having too high expectations and not achieving them will inadvertently negatively affect your confidence. However, if the Snake is able to work diligently, take things step by step and not be afraid of difficulties, then all challenges have solutions. In terms of career, there will be a new opportunity arising for you, so bring up your courage and consider taking that chance. Be decisive. As long as the Snake is not greedy, efforts will be rewarded. But your money will only last if the Snake learns to save for a rainy day. Going abroad will open opportunities for love encounters For those who stay local, a relationship may help with career and finances, but the Snake must keep love separate from work. For single Snakes looking for a partner, go abroad, rather than look for people around them. The Snake should be health conscious and stay in tune with their bodies.

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The beginning of the year is a period of change. As long as the Ox is honest and works hard, it should be a good year. Those born in this year should improve their social skills and self-esteem. The Ox should try new things and find new opportunities. Financially, this year is not bad. There will be small gains if the Ox is not too greedy. There will be many potential relationships that will come, but the Ox must approach these with caution. Being overly involved may have a negative effect on the Ox’s wellbeing, career and luck. For those who are married, be wary of arguments stemming from financial problems. Those born under the Ox should be health conscious and in tune with their body’s needs.


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PREDICTIONS 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 Those born in the year of the Horse will have two very lucky stars in their path this year, where they will have people who will help them. In their path of hard work they may easily find profitable results. Be aware of being too stubborn and single-minded. Those born in the Horse year can get into arguments. But if they contro their temper, improve interpersonal skills, are bold, but meticulous, innovative and open to change, they will find success. For the working person, though there is opportunity for promotion and success. Because there are also two negative stars in the Horse’s path this year, there is a tendency for the Horse to have an unstable mood and be impulsive, which will impact feelings and personal relationships, in particular. The Horse should spend lots of time and energy on tending to family matters. Health wise, the Horse may feel fatigued from overworking as well as from illnesses of the heart and blood vessels.

Goat

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 With some unlucky stars in position in the year of the Dragon, this is a year of challenges for those born in the year of the Goat. Therefore, they must take matters into their own hands and do things themselves, being cautious and treading carefully.

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improve self-worth, be motivated, determined and competitive, praise and reward from superiors are attainable. Focus on achieving goals and before anything is final or successful, keep everything low-key. At the beginning, do not be impulsive or greedy. The key this year is to collect when the benefits come. Bear in mind that fortune will come little by little, small waters flow for long lengths and can accumulate into lakes. If there is extra money, the Rooster may consider investing in stocks and bonds. However, do not borrow money or overdraft to invest. The Rooster who is employed needs to be careful not to appear too cocky, overly smart and confident, seeking to be one better than your boss or superior. The Rooster who is a boss should not procrastinate and do thing when they need to be done, rather than leaving things until the last minute to catch up; in doing so, even if able to catch up, may yield less than desirable results. Though educational achievement is good for the Rooster this year, neglecting studies due to laziness, pre-occupation with relationships or entertainment, will lead to poor results. Therefore, hard work and concentration is important to achieving good results. This is a good year for the single Rooster to meet a great love or marry. Health is good this year for the Rooster. Things to watch for are respiratory illnesses.

Dog

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 This is a year where the Dog is “tsong Tai Sui,” or in opposition to the Deity of the Year, which is the Dragon. This can create challenges. However, the Dog should not have a futile attitude. This doesn’t mean the year will be bad, but there will be a lot of change that may even result in some good opportunities. If the Dog can take a normal attitude and not be impulsive, follow a straight path, carefully plan, improve self-value and networking, good will follow. To reduce bad occurrences this year, the Dog can increase participation in celebrations. Meeting new people and relationships will be plentiful due to another star. The single Dog will therefore likely meet a great love and may have opportunity to

marry this year. However, the married Dog may face some challenges. They must have selfcontrol to resist temptation. There may be financial opportunities in the beginning of the year, but the Dog must be practical and know his/her limits. The Dog’s career will be dynamic rather than static, be it traveling, working abroad, getting a new job, or even moving homes and renovations. Be careful of injury to the head and limbs.

Pig

1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 There are some lucky stars in the path of the Pig, but also some unlucky stars. Therefore, the Pig needs to do things honestly and righteously and try not to skew too far from reality. The Pig may have desires to achieve a great deal and reach success quickly, but should not try to push it. Because the Pig’s luck fluctuates this year, the Pig should not go to extreme or take short cuts. Additionally, the Pig may face some work-related challenges and must know his/her capabilities. The Pig needs to have good interpersonal relationships with superiors and clients. If the Pig is flexible in managing these relationships, there may be opportunities for a promotion, changing jobs or starting a business come midyear. The Pig’s financial luck is good. The year can be considered one of small wealth. Where love has already gone before, it has a chance to develop. Relationship luck may seem good, but may have some challenges. The Pig should be realistic and courageous in his/her approach to love. The Pig should remember not to eat too much spicy and sour foods, and to drink more water. Do not stay too long in large crowds and heavy traffic areas, as there is a higher risk of flu and sickness. The young Pig should be careful of wasting education because if the Pig does not strive to achieve, then he/she will only fall behind. The elderly Pig may easily have disagreements with children over money, leading to stress. Remember that there is no need to be overly concerned with adult children’s matters as it is often out of your control.


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Bring good fortune this year with lobster in cream Lobster in Cream Sauce. “Long Har”

Ingredients: 2 medium size live lobsters, chopped into bite-size pieces (or you could also use frozen lobster meat, about one pound) 1 medium size onion finely chopped 1 sprig of spring onion finely diced 1 red pepper finely diced 5 ml (1 tsp) of sea salt 2.5 ml (½ tsp) of white pepper 15 ml (1 T) Chinese wine 5 ml (1 tsp) finely chopped fresh garlic 5 ml (1 tsp) finely chopped fresh ginger 45 ml (3 T) vegetable cooking oil

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The year of the dragon is upon us and as such, the News knows how important food is in celebrating the Chinese New Year. Once again, the News approached Richmond’s Colin Foo to prepare a dish that will grace his table during this year’s festivities.

stir. Increase the heat to high and add the cream sauce, while stirring consistently until the cream sauce comes to a boil. Turn off the heat to prevent burning, sprinkle the chopped spring onions over the cooked dish as a garnish and plate.

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Lobster in cream sauce translates to “Long Har,” meaning dragon crab.

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Alice Wong, MP for Richmond, flies home from Ottawa today (Friday) to ring in the Chinese New Year; the year of the dragon (Jan. 23 to Feb. 9). “I’ll be coming home to celebrate the Lunar New Year with friends and family on Saturday night,” she said. “We call it the Lunar New Year because that’s what our Korean and Vietnamese friends call it.” Wong and her husband will head over to one of their friend’s home for a potluck dinner. On Sunday, they attend the countdown to the year of the dragon at Aberdeen Centre, before heading to Vancouver’s Chinatown to take part in the New Year parade. “I will also attend a number of eyes dotting ceremonies at malls across Richmond, where I will hand out the red envelopes,” Wong said. Because of her duties as a Member of Parliament, she said there is no time to cook or bake this year. “I’ll leave that up to my friends this year,” Wong added.

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Last week, reasons for judgment were released in a Committeeship case, called Re: Carl Pepe. The Public Guardian & Trustee (PGT) applied for an Order that it be appointed Committee over the patient’s financial affairs. The application was opposed by the patient’s wife and one of his sons. The patient (now 96 years of age) and his wife, long married, have four children, three of whom did not want their brother and mother as Committees, and so had requested the intervention of the PGT. It was evident that the family were in considerable conflict. The Court had to decide whether the patient was incapable, and then whether the PGT, or the wife and son ought to be Committee. In a well, carefully reasoned judgment, the Court decided to appoint the PGT as Committee. It was clear from medical evidence that the patient was incapacitated. In addition, the wife and son both were in poor health, and both were in some degree of conflict in a financial sense, as they stood to benefit from the patient’s estate.

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Holding companies help the small business The advantages can be demonstrated by According to Industry Canada, only 51 an incorporated business owner with sigper cent of small and medium-sized businificant retained earnings. Earnings can be nesses in Canada survive for five years. moved over to the Holdco from the Opco on For those that endure, at least a portion a tax-free basis via an inter-corporation divof their success can be attributed to efficient idend transfer. The Holdco assets are subject tax planning through the use of holding to the passive tax rate, but aren’t taxed to companies. the individual until distribution. A holding company (Holdco) is an intriMONEY MATTERS When an Opco is successful, the business cate tax planning vehicle. A Holdco generowner will want to take retained earnings ally owns the shares of the business owner’s out in order to avoid losing their small business status, operating company (Opco). The Opco carries on the active business and pays out its because 90 per cent of the assets must be used to earn income in the business. earnings as a dividend to the Holdco, which then uses the Any excess funds in the Opco can be transferred to the funds to hold diversified investments or pay out income. Holdco and, if necessary, the funds can be loaned back to There are several potential benefits to Holdcos including tax efficiency, creditor protection, income splitting and the Opco on a secured basis. Holdcos can also be used for tax deferral purposes. succession planning.

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RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT #38 2012/13 SCHOOL TRANSFER & REGISTRATIONS When and where should I register my child? If you are new to the district, you must register at your English catchment school. This can be done starting on Monday, January 16th, 2012. Parents / legal guardians must personally register their children at their catchment school by presenting the following documentation: proof of Richmond residency – (one of the following legal documents: mortgage document, rental or lease agreement, property sale agreement or property tax notice), the student’s original birth certificate, proof of Canadian citizenship or Landed/Permanent Resident status for the parent/ legal guardian and child and immunization records. If registered by June 15th, the student will be guaranteed a space in their English catchment school for the 2012/13 school year. If registered after that date, the student will be placed at a nearby school by the school district if space and resources are not available in the student’s catchment school. The deadline for new French Immersion, Late French Immersion and Montessori applications is February 3rd, 2012. Access to these programs will be through a district-wide draw process, with sibling priority. What should I do if I want my child to transfer to a non-catchment school? The parent/legal guardian of a student who wishes to transfer to a non-catchment school must first register at the catchment school on or after Monday, January 16, 2012 and after doing so, may obtain a Transfer Application Form from the catchment school and then submit it to the requested school. Students currently attending a Richmond public school, do not need to re-register. Commencing Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., transfer applications for students wishing to attend a non-catchment school will be received at the requested school. The parent / legal guardian of a student who wishes to transfer to a non-catchment school should obtain a Transfer Application Form for Richmond Residents [RSB SA 23] from their catchment school, have it initialed by the catchment school and then submit it to the requested school no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1st, 2012. If the application is received at the requested school by March 1st, 2012, and space is available, students will be approved to attend in accordance with the priorities listed in Regulation 501.8-R, paragraph 5.a. [1st: catchment 2nd: Richmond resident transfer students and 3rd: Non Richmond resident transfer students], on a “first come, first served” basis. Richmond resident transfer students have priority over non-Richmond resident transfer students for transfer requests submitted by March 1st, 2012. Schools will mail letters to the parents / legal guardians of transfer applicants on March 9th, 2012, advising them of the status of their child’s application. If the transfer application is received after March 1st, 2012, then the request may be considered in accordance with the criteria set forth in district Regulation 501.8-R, paragraph 5.f. (4) [See Group 3 Student Priority Chart] NOTE: Parents / legal guardians should be aware that schools designated as “full” by the school district will not be able to approve first time transfer applicants due to a lack of available space and resources.

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Order found amongst wild on an African safari BY MARGARET DEEFHOLTS Special to the News

I have a balcony seat at a spellbinding show. The stage is a gigantic mud hole, surrounded by thick African jungle and the performers have been front centre for the last hour. The first to emerge from the wings are a herd of cape buffalo. They appear as amiable as their domestic kin, but are one of Africa’s most unpredictable and dangerous animals. Next, a wart hog makes his appearance. With his elongated snout and enormous curved tusks, he looks like an accident of nature and perhaps he is — his awkward torso necessitates going down on his front knees to snack on grass. He roots around, then lifts his head, and sensing danger takes off in a rush, tail held vertical — a comical exit. The next performer is a handsome male waterbuck with ringed horns, accompanied by his family. The females and babies graze placidly until a male elephant strides into the clearing causing a flurry of hasty departures. Here is one of the Big Five animals that I’ve been eagerly waiting to see, and they arrive in tribal numbers. Over 20 big mamas with their baby elephants clustered around the mud hole. Two little chaps, perhaps four to six months old meander off, and a teenage Jumbo mischievously sprays them with water. The mother of one of the little guys flaps her ears at the tormentor and he settles down to grubbing in the soil instead of teasing his juniors. The night is closing in and the temperature has dropped considerably. We are 7,200 feet above sea level here on Mount Kenya and I seek the warmth of my room. At night I wake to anguished screams, but there’s nothing to be seen in the gloom beyond my balcony. Later we learn that a cheetah had made short work of a jackal. Our driver-guide steers our Land Rover through rolling grassland picking his way between thorn trees and palm trees with odd shaped Y-branches. Around a bend, a cluster of giraffes wiggle their ears at us, before resuming their breakfast of acacia leaves. A little later a barrel-bodied zebra ambles in front of our vehicle: “African bush zebra-crossing!” quips one of our group. The radio-phone crackles into excited bursts of Swahilii. Our driver-guide hastily heads across the savannah and edges us through a cluster of vehicles. Showtime! A leopard sits sprawled across a tree trunk. Languid and aloof, head held high she sets the cameras rolling. Her expression says, “I’m ready for my close-up,

The pecking hierarchy is all the more clear in the depths of the Serengeti Mr. DeMille!” The days are breathless with activity. A mother cheetah teaches her three cubs to hunt as we look on, and a little later another lone cheetah feasts on her kill — an antelope. This is high drama. She is ringed by vultures and they keep tightening their circle, their murderously sharp talons and beaks just inches away from the carcass. She raises her head and they hastily leap back, but not for long. Eventually, she gives up and walks away, and fur and feathers fly as the birds fight over the remains of the animal. And the king of the jungle? Yes, we see him too. The Lion King in all his male glory sitting atop a rocky outcrop surveying his territory. He is one of the only two males we stumble upon, but we do sight several lionesses. On one occasion, a big cat stalks a group of bushbuck grazing about five hundred yards from our vehicle. We are close enough to see a fly crawling across her nose, but her tawny eyes are so intent on her prey she ignores us entirely. A group of monkeys set off warning calls and the bushbucks take off at full gallop. You can almost see the lioness shrug resignedly as she turns and disappears into a thicket of bushes. This is the season of the wildebeest migration and from a high vantage point, thousands of animals freckle the Serengeti plains. They are dimwitted creatures, and we pause to watch them attempt a river crossing. The bank is steep and the group make it down a little way. Then the leader gets spooked, turns tail and scrambles up the bank. The lot of them panic and follow suit. Eventually one brave (or excessively stupid) wildebeest reaches the water and begins to swim across — emboldened by this, the entire herd thunder down the embankment and make it safely to the other side. The Serengeti’s moods change with every passing hour — hazy and mysterious at sunrise when we take off on safari, shimmering under a heat haze by midday, and as we head back to our camp each evening, the tropical sunsets are a spectacular blaze of gold, scarlet and purple. The dusk deepens and then Africa draws her diamand-studded cloak of night across the land. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate that offers professionally written travel articles to newspaper editors and publishers. To check out more, visit www.travelwriterstales.com.

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Cape buffalos (above) surround a watering hole at the Mount Kenya Lodge. In order to snack on grass, the warthog has to bend his front knees (left).

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Community HEALTH

Tallying tastes from a year’s worth of nutrition coverage to Dr. William Davis’s book, Wheat Belly, which argues that many common ailments are actually caused by exposure to gluten.

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Gluten-free

In the ever-changing world of food and nutrition, popular trends have a way of coming and going. Some, such as the recommendation to eat fish for heart health, seem to have staying power; others, such as taking antioxidant supplements for cancer prevention, fade away. So, what nutrition trends did we see emerge in 2011?

Long-standing sufferers of celiac disease must feel like they are living life on easy street these days. You can now find bread, pasta, pizza, crackers and cookies that are free of wheat, barley, rye and their derivatives on restaurant menus and grocery store shelves almost anywhere. Considerable media attention has been afforded

Caveman diet

As the “less-is-more” trend continues to dominate nutrition, the movement away from processed food — and toward whole food — continues. While Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, recommends not

eating anything that your grandmother or great grandmother wouldn’t recognize, fans of the Paleolithic, or “caveman diet,” recommend you take it a step farther, and follow a diet in line with that of our ancestors before the advent of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Rich in animal protein, green vegetables, tubers (root vegetables), fruit, nuts and seeds, Paleo eating has taken hold in both popular

culture and athletic circles. The good news? There isn’t a low-nutrient food in the bunch, and a number of studies have demonstrated improvements in weight, heart health and blood-sugar control with this lifestyle. The bad news? If we spurn agriculture en masse, agri-food experts estimate the Earth’s resources could only support a population about the size of Canada.

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sidered the league’s best. “Not many players can have one of their best seasons 11 years into their career as Angus did last year, but his leadership and quality of play was one of the primary reasons we were able to turn our season around and win the Grey Cup,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “He provides our offence and our team with a unique combination of stability and confidence.” Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, the Vancouver College graduate joined the Lions after being acquired from the Montreal Alouettes in 2001. He originally entered the CFL after being drafted by the Toronto Argonauts. From 2002 to 2009, he enjoyed an eightseason, 142-game run as the Lions’ starting centre before being sidelined by a broken foot. “Angus’ contributions to our club both on and off the field have been significant throughout his career and this is very good news for our fans and our offense,” said Lions GM and VP, football operations Wally Buono.

Fireballers torching their opponents Hamaguchi. Proof of this, is the Fireballers’ league leading goals against average of 1.40. Defensively, goalie Max Abah has been the “rock” of the team, but has had a great support from blueline coach Rick Beetstra and his crew of Chris Banno, Matt Beetstra, Kiyon Kara, Sam Moor-Smith, and McKenzie Nielsen. Offensively, forwards coach Tom Johnston’s group is led in scoring by Quinn Griffith, Dominic Hyrman, Craig Johnston and Noah Watson. Equally as important is the all around play of his centers — Rohet Bains, Parker Laing and Andrew McCoy. Atom call-ups Ethan Wong and Connal Lau have also been standouts

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Steveston-London ends Palmer’s league win streak at 68 BY MARK BOOTH

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All good things must come to an end and it finally did for the RC Palmer Griffins after 68 games. For the first time in five years, the Griffins lost in the Richmond Senior Boys Basketball League — a thrilling 72-70 setback to the Steveston-London Sharks on Tuesday night. The game was played with post-season intensity from start to finish and provided a preview of what should be an exciting tournament when the city playoffs tip off next month. The Griffins trailed by six at the half but relied mainly on the three-point shooting of Karn Mann to stay within striking distance. Palmer had two excellent looks to keep its amazing win streak alive but both long range jump shots found iron. The result wasn’t a big surprise given the Griffins return only one key player from last year’s provincial championship team. But it did serve notice of what the Sharks are capable of when firing close to all cylinders. Steveston-London was coming off a heartbreaking loss to Hugh Boyd at its own Carkner Classic three days earlier, however, head coach Mike Stoneburgh had little trouble getting his players fired up for what was a rematch of last season’s city final. “The kids wanted it big time,” said Stoneburgh. “This game has been circled since the beginning the season. It’s kind of got us a couple of losses too I think because

they kept looking ahead to Palmer.” The Sharks game plan was simple: make good use of their size advantage in the paint

and do their best to shut down Palmer star Jamie Madewan. Andrew Huang showed why he is

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Steveston-London’s Andrew Huang led his team to a 72-70 win over Palmer on Tuesday with a game-high 24 points.

considered the most dominant post in Richmond with a game-high 24 point performance. Carlos Preda added 20. At the defensive end of the floor, the Sharks used a triangle two switch to contain Madewan, led by the efforts of Grade 11 Malcolm Lee. “He maybe didn’t score much but Malcolm had the game of his life,” continued Stoneburgh. “We needed him to shutdown one of the best players in the province and he came through.” The game featured contrasting styles with the Griffins dialling it up from long distance much of the night while the Sharks relied on their lighting quick guard Kingston Chung to feed the ball inside to Huang. “With our game, it’s getting the ball to Andrew,” added Stoneburgh. He is the biggest kid in Richmond and we like to use him.” “Lot of people expected us to be the number one team in Richmond this year but we really have nothing to lose. We aren’t the defending champions. We just had to go out and play our game. Thats what I tried to get across to the kids.” The Sharks now have the inside track to earn the top seed for the city playoffs but suggesting these two teams will meet again in the final is far from certain. Hugh Boyd, Cambie and Richmond High have all shown they are capable of being in the mix. For the first time in five years, the championship looks to be wide open.

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Richmond’s Tomasi Vataiki and Harjun Gill are among 37 players named to the B.C. Elite Youth Sevens rugby program that will be participating in next month’s Las Vegas Invitational Sevens. The players will soon be divided into three teams to compete in one of North America’s largest youth rugby tournaments. British

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are two national development sides known as the All-Americans 1 and All Americans 2. “We spend most of the year holding ID camps and trials to get the top athletes together for this tournament,” said B.C. head coach Shane Thompson after announcing his traveling roster. “The Vegas event is quickly growing into the largest youth tournament and we are able to field teams at a feasible cost. As a provincial program we need tournaments like these which serve as great measuring sticks for us to see where we are in comparison to other national and regional programs.” As a result of rugby sevens being included into the 2016 Olympic Games, the B.C. Elite Youth Sevens program was designed by the British Columbia Rugby Union to identify, train and develop athletes for representative competition.

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January 22 - 28 errands, calls and contacts – busy, light stuff. Bury yourself in domestic, foundational, security and retirement matters Friday/Saturday. Until April, a legal hassle takes a breather. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and timing surge to a yearly high now through late February. Start important projects, see people, ask favours, tackle formerly daunting tasks – you’re on a path to success! However, exercise some caution this week – people might talk, or a secret be exposed through Thursday: remain moral, and keep what’s private, private. This is not the best week to seek medical opinions/aid. The strong sexual and/or financial urges of the last three months ease now to mid-April – then will begin again. Rest Sunday. Conquer the world Monday/Tuesday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, retreat, contemplate and meditate. Your spiritual, charitable side needs to breathe, to act. Contact government agencies, institutions and company head offices. Seek therapy, advice. All this, Monday/Tuesday, and for four weeks. Take care through Thursday in relationships, investments, health and sex: others say the outlook is rosy, but you know the reality. Your relationships have been intense, exciting since midNovember. Now someone intriguing “backs off” to April. It’s just a pause – he/she needs to digest recent events. Success, Wednesday/Thursday! Chase money Friday. timstephens@shaw.ca

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10951 MORTFIELD RD. RICHMOND

1 Bdrm from $925 2 Bdrm from $1110 3 Bdrm from $1300 Includes heat, hot water, D/W, Outdoor pool, gym & visual intercom. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds.

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2 BDRM, 9500 Odlin Rd, Richmond, new unit, $1400/mo, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-241-4248 6420 BUSWELL 2 BR avail now. Heating/pkng incl. Nr amens. N/P. Appt to view. 604-247-1440 VANCOUVER MODERN 1 BR & 2 BR Apartment Rentals at Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce skytrain. Low-rise/Highrise buildings. 1-888-811-7538 VANCOUVER - Modern suites at Fraser Pointe- Marine Drive. Great Views of Fraser River & Mountains. Studio, 1 & 2 BR in concrete high-rise. 2 & 3 BR townhomes. Pet Friendly (some conditions apply). 1-888-894-9452

6510

Co-ops

Mariner Cove Co-op is accepting application for their Market & Subsidy Waitlist. 2,3,4 BR T/H Units as well as 2BR wheelchair accessible units. 2BR: $858 shr’d purchase $2000. 3BR: $1030 shr’d purchase $2500. 4BR: $1158 shr’d purchase $3000. SASE to: #39 - 4660 52A St, Delta BC V4K 2Y6

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR Queensburough/Hamilton, Richmond, nr all amen, own w/d, gas f/p, small dogs considered, no cats, ns $1400. 604-241-7163 4 BR, 2 ba, W. Rchmd, lrg kitchen f/back yd, dbl garage, nr Seafair Mall, small pet ok, $2000 +utils. avail Now. Agit 778-896-3799

6540

Houses - Rent

LOWER floor of 2 storey house, ideal for a couple, 2 bdrm, kitchen, bath, lrg fncd back yard, 1 car gar, 1 blk from Richmond Public Market, avail Now, $850, pet ok, n/s, 1-626-543-0415

6565

Office/Retail Rent

2 OFFICE UNITS @ Three West Centre, total space 497 sf, rent $2000 + hst. Emily 604-270-7533


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call 604-270-6338

FREE ESTIMATE: 604-278-5014

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Decks • Stairs • Arborite • Tiling • Lino Flooring • Electrical • Plumbing • Doors • Mouldings • Sub Trades Bus/Cell: 604-880-1245 • keithmjohnston@gmail.com Est. 1972 Keith Johnston Div. K&E Ent. Ltd.

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6595-20

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Now. 778-846-5275

6595-55

Richmond

ROOM FOR RENT $600 incl utils, w/d, f/p, ideal for student, nr bus, 2 blk to Kwantlen College & Landsdowne Mall, n/p, avail Feb 1. Call 778-772-7511

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM, 2 bath bsmt ste, Nr #1/Blundell, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, $900 incl utils, Call 604-761-5928 or 604-319-4140 2 BR grnd flr, own entry, new home suit single $1000 incl util ref’s ns/np, couple neg. 604-241-5999 3 BDRM, 2 bath upper, Nr #1/Blundell, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, $1700 + uitls. Call 604-761-5928 or 604-319-4140 CLEAN, BRIGHT 2 BR bsmt, 1-2 people, 1 yr lse, ns/np, no w/d, $850 incls utils. 604-274-1000 RMD 1 br bsmt ste, reno’d like new, ns np, shrd ldry, $675 incl utils. Feb 1st.. 604-754-7917

Collectibles & Classics

9129

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Electrical

1997 HONDA Civic 2 doors, Black, Good condition, A/C Automatic, $2850. Alaa Kafafi 604-988-9925, 778-708-4247

2003 NISSAN Altima, 53,500 k pwr pkg, ac, 4 new tires, 1 owner no accid, $8700 604-432-6633 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

MUST Go! 2008 BMW 750i very low mileage! 20" alloy wheels, full-load, AGSport pkg, exec pkg, GPS, leather seats, garage kept, immaculate,1owner, full service records, no accidents,new winter tires incld, last year of body style. 21,400 kms, $56,000. 778-990-1933

9145

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2009 Nissan Versa Automatic, A/C, pwr windows/locks, remote 4 dr hatchbk. 43,505 kms, $11,995. Call: (604) 987-5243

8055

Cleaning

Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993

Concrete

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

2005FORD F150 Lariat. Burgundy, tan leather interior &matching Leer canopy. Never off-road 4X4, new tires and brakes, hitch, back-up camera, spray on bed-liner. $15,500 OBO. Call 604-943-2626

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Century Hardwood Floors

STAMPED CONCRETE

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

8087

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES E

FCE ELECTRIC • Construction • Renovations • Maintenance 604-861-2647

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

8060

2H

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774

★Best House Cleaner in Town! Reliable, Filipino Owner/Operated, Professional Touch! Free Est. Licensed, House or Office, Move In/Out ★ 604-727-2955 ★

THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

8160

Lawn & Garden

PLANTSMAN LANDSCAPING Winter clean-up, hedge trimming, shrub & tree pruning. Professional, insured. John 604-324-9303

Luxury Cars

2010 BMW 323 Automatic w/ manual mode 40,000 kms $25,900. Call Gerry: (604) 341-5281 or email: gerrygcs@hotmail.com

9155 1960 CORVETTE Convertible Dream come true in Horizon Blue with White Coves and frost blue interior, 4 spd, hardtop, soft top included. Most all factory correct type components. Excellent condition lovingly taken care of. Enjoy the ride of the Route 66 car for $52,500. Serious inquiries only. 604-808-6223

Sports & Imports

AT AUTO CREDIT FAST

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9110

9160

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6595

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TREE SERVICE

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8080

Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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Moving & Storage

8185

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8125

RICHMOND YOUR HOME GUTTERS

WINTER SPECIALS

20% OFF til JAN. 31 • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

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8160

Lawn & Garden

A & B Landscaping award winners Providence Hospitals. Res/Comm Small jobs okay. 604-202-3893

Renovations & Home Improvement

ACE OF TRADES

• Complete Renovations • Plumbing • Electrical • Master Carpenter • Painting • Wallpapering • Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer • Floors • Ceramic • Tiles • Drywall 25 yrs. exp. $35/hr

A-1 PAINT CO. Winter Special

15% OFF

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Winter Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379

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Call Now: 780-6510

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

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RIGHTWAY Home Services Renos, Kitchen, Bath, Painting, etc. Call Alan: (604) 782-0992

8250

8255

Rubbish Removal

Roofing

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8220

All Season Roofing

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

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Roofing

604-591-3500

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D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist

8250

— Mark —

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Free Estimates

Gutters

8240

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Rubbish Removal

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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A44 January 20, 2012 The Richmond News

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