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Richmond Centre race heats up City councillor rules out MLA bid nomination. It still remains to be seen what party Wang will side with, should she take the The race for the Richmond plunge. Centre riding is heating up Wang — who hit the after two more names emerged headlines two years ago as potential runners while a amid a bitter legal battle with city councillor ruled himself the B.C. Medical out. Association (BCMA) Dr. Caroline — said she’s been Wang, a family phyapproached by more sician in the city for than one political more than 20 years, party to run and is and Gary Law, a unsure which one decorated army cadet she would join. major and former “I’ve not made a Richmond Mountie, are both on the verge Caroline Wang decision at this time whether to run as a of submitting their candidate or not,” nomination papers Wang told the News for May’s provincial on Thursday. election. “However, I’m However, very interested in Coun. Chak Au bringing positive — who said he was change, transparency approached by multiple parties to run Major Gary Law and accountability to the government — has decided to and want to bring my continue his work at experience as a phycity hall, saying the sician to fix the probtiming wasn’t right. lems in our health Current school system. I am considboard trustee Grace ering my options.” Tsang confirmed Wang said she’d last month she prefer, if possible, to intends to run for Coun. Chak Au see Wang page 4 the riding’s Liberal BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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L’École des Navigateurs, Richmond’s only public French school, held their sixth annual Gingerbread Man Party fundraiser on Saturday. Kids and adults got to play games, sing songs and, of course, decorate gingerbread men. Madeleine Asselin, 3, shows off her gingerbread man.

Ikea shooting targeted, not gang-related: Police Dark green minivan the only clue to ‘brazen’ incident BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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All it took was one flight to Africa in a small airplane in 2001 to steer Teara Fraser’s life in a new direction. She is the president and owner of Kisik Aerial Survey, the Richmond-based and 100per-cent Aboriginal-owned supplier of aerial survey work that was recently the recipient of a British Columbia Achievement Foundation BC Aboriginal Business Award for outstanding achievement. Fraser started the company in 2009 after her aerial epiphany years prior. “I went there for travel and had never spent any time in a small plane before,” said Fraser, 41, who had previously worked in administration and human resources. “I never travelled much at all, I was in my late 20s and hadn’t quite done what I was looking for yet.” “When I was in the plane I thought, ‘this is the coolest thing I’ve been a part of.’ I felt something move inside and decided this was indeed what I wanted to do, although it was later in life, and many challenges followed.” She started training immediately after returning to Canada and acquired her private pilot license within a few months, and then her commercial license shortly afterwards. Fraser’s initial dream, like many other

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pilots,’ was to command a big commercial plane. But while completing her required flight hours she discovered another passion. “I flew photo (aerial survey) while build-

ing flight time for a few seasons and enjoyed it very much — the challenge of it, the dynamics of it,” she said, adding her primary clients for large format high-resolution overhead 3-D imagery are universities, utility companies and the government. Born in Hay River, N.W.T. and raised in Quesnel, she moved to the Lower Mainland when she was 19. Fraser said she is proud of her Métis and Cree heritage, and was honoured to be recognized for the Aboriginal business award. “I tried to start an Aboriginal Pilots’ Association, and then I realized there were none,” said Fraser, laughing. Female pilots alone already represent a very small percentage of all Canadian pilots without adding ethnicity into the equation she added, although she is trying to change that. Fraser regularly attends postsecondary career information days and also presents at the high school and elementary school level telling young people that the traditional image of what a pilot looks like is changing. “One of the reasons I do as much work in the community as I do is because if I had an exposure to flying as a youth, I might have found my path earlier.”

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So, has the anxiety of producing a Christmas dinner for the entire family set in yet? If you think you have it bad being relied on to satisfy a dining table full of expectant turkey-eaters, try feeding around 700 hungry mouths. That’s the responsibility Barbara and Waldi Trotzki take on each holiday time. But in their case, the hundreds being treated to a taste of the season only get a few bites each and in return offer deep purrs and thankful meows. For the past half dozen

years or so the Trotzkis, who ran a boat-building business, Progressive Plastics, in Richmond for three and half decades, have been cooking a turkey for the felines housed at the Richmond Animal Protection Society’s cat sanctuary, delivering the treats on Christmas Day. It’s a labour of love for the husband and wife duo who have been supporters of stray cats dating back to the 1970s when they would trap and spay homeless cats wandering in and around their business premises. A confirmed animal lover, Barbara says she was quite naive think-

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address Richmond’s stray cat problem. Today, RAPS runs a pair of animal shelters, one in the Ironwood area for domestic animals of all types and the cat sanctuary located on a six-acre property on No. 6 Road, where the Trotzkis and a group of helpers will deliver the the 700 or so turkey dinners Dec. 25. “I usually cook a 10pound turkey, without stuffing, and cut it up, pack it into boxes and take it to the sanctuary,” Barbara said. “It’s like a tradition now.” Reichert says the effort is much appreciated and goes hand-in-hand with those made by other animal lovers who visit both the shelter and sanctuary on Christmas Day. “A lot of people come out that day, and they all bring special treats,” Reichert said. “The cats get their turkey, and the dogs get things they wouldn’t normally get during the year.” Making the turkey delivery on Christmas Day

is not a hardship at all, Barbara added. “You know, I really get more out of it than the cats do,” she said. “To provide them with a little care and consideration on Christmas Day charges up my batteries.” However, in the meantime, as Christmas Day

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his is a particularly risky time of the year to be a pedestrian. It gets dark early, and is often pitch black outside by the time many commuters hit the road for home. Rain and wind and bright headlights, combine to make spotting pedestrians very difficult. Combine this with drivers who are often thinking about how they’re going to get all of their Christmas shopping done, or how they’re going to finish projects at work — and you have a partial recipe for disaster. But, add a couple of other ingredients, such as pedestrians who are wearing dark clothing or drivers who think that they can operate their vehicles after having a couple of glasses of wine, and a risky endeavour quickly changes into a deadly one. This past couple of weeks the Lower Mainland has seen several pedestrians struck and killed. And, in at least one case, drivers have not stopped to take responsibility or help the victims. Such tragedies destroy lives, families and can impact workplaces and whole communities. The damage can wreak havoc for decades to come. And, the added tragedy is that most of these accidents could have been avoided. Take more time when driving — anticipate that distracted pedestrians in shopping areas are likely to step off the curbs without looking or rush across the streets. If you’re going out walking at night, wear reflective clothing, or even flashing bike lights. Never assume a driver sees you. And, never assume that someone is going to stop. If you’re thinking of having a drink, don’t drink and drive. Organize a ride with Operation Red Nose, or take a taxi or arrange a designated driver system. Enjoy the season and many more to come.

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Open letter to MP Alice Wong, I would like to express my pride for the great work your federal government is doing for Canadians. While the European Union has caved in to the silly recommendations of the scientists, extending Kyoto, your strong and righteous Conservative government has stood firm in its decision to back out. While European countries have implemented carbon pricing schemes, you have changed your position from supporting cap and trade to rejecting all forms of carbon taxation. While much of the rest of the developed world is taking the revenues from carbon taxes and significantly investing in renewables, you ensure oil and coal flows freely and lightly taxed. Basically, all the relevant research I have read in my four years of university have indicated with reasonable certainty that at our current rates of growth in aggregate fossil fuel consumption, this world’s climate will be seriously damaged by 2050. As severe weather events increase in frequency around the world in the last decade, I was very concerned. I used to think that I would be happy to accept a drastic economic slowdown for the safeguarding of our future prosperity. But now, I’ve decided it all doesn’t matter as long as I never have kids. The current trends seem to indicate Canada will fare quite well, or even benefit from climate change. As a business university graduate, I will probably be employed with a respectable income especially once we get out of this recession and I will probably die by the time the peasants from climate damaged countries claw at our gates to provoke war. It’s really quite wonderful — I will live like a king and people from other countries and from other generations will pay for it, all because of the policies that you are setting. For that, I am forever grateful. I am a Millennial, and this is the future that you leave for my generation. Christopher Yuen Richmond

Frozen head until spring, a solid winter plan I just don’t like winter. Every year at this time the ads come on TV, advising me that this is the most wonderful time of the year (humbug!) and that I should get outside, tug on a toque, and smell the pine scented air, preferably from atop a pair of skis or skates purchased from one of my fine local retailers. Unfortunately, I’m only fond of “sports” which can be conducted somewhere warm and preferably dry. Online video games, Scrabble, and competitive sleeping are my favourite winter pursuits. Normally, I write about 15 extra columns and a few news stories (“Politicians made people mad” and “Criminals are dumb” can be written weeks in advance) and then go to sleep for two or three months. I’ve missed my deadline to start hibernating for the season. For the serious hibernator, the time to begin is late August/early September, when you should start your all peanut butter diet and begin lining your burrow with yak fur. Having forgotten to buy the peanut butter and embroiled in a lawsuit against a negligent yak fur vendor from Kathmandu, I am reluctantly moving on to Plan B. I’m going to have myself frozen until next spring. This is a bit pricey, but compared to the cost of three months of gas, food,

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car insurance, rent, and power bills, it’s actually cheap. I do see the irony in having myself frozen to avoid the cold, but a bit of cryonic stasis will leave me thoroughly unconscious. As unconscious as you can get, since I’ll technically be dead. This is also a good way to get out of paying some taxes, FYI. In the spring, I’ll be bathed in a warm bath of goo by technicians who will zap my heart back to life and get me to sign all my government-mandated reanimation forms on the way out, certifying that I am indeed fully alive and that I do not crave the blood, flesh, and/or brains of the living. This year, I might save even more by having just my head frozen. It’s a lot cheaper to get the cocoanut lopped off and stored by itself. You need a lot less liquid nitrogen, and the head storage unit is the bachelor suite of cryonic holding facilities. I’m still trying to decide what to do with my body. I could rent it out, thus making a profit from my voyage away from the land

of the living. There are always UFC fighters looking for a sparring dummy, but I’d need them to certify that I’d get it back with all its bones intact. I could also attach a half-empty pickle jar to the neck hole and send it out on the sideshow circuit as “Picklo, the Man With the Pickle Jar Head.” But there are already two Picklos working the circuit, and they hate competition. The one from Wisconsin is pretty litigious, I’ve heard, and all my legal funds are tied up in Claxton versus Yak Emporium. Work as a crash test dummy, scarecrow, or lifesized game of Operation doesn’t pay as well as it used to. I blame all the outsourcing to headless bodies overseas. Whatever I wind up doing with it, by next March I’ll be ready to have my head sewn back on, and with the delicate nerve fibres in my spine reattached using Krazy Glue, I’ll be up and about again. Skipping winter is its own reward. No long, dark nights that never seem to end. No mornings spent scraping frozen crow poop off the car windshield. No fighting the crowds of mall zombies for Christmas presents. I’d rather go the pickle jar route. Matthew Claxton reports for the Langley Advance.


Letters No. 5 Rd. gives biased view The Editor, Re: “No.5 Road, forum for understanding cultures,” Letters, Dec. 12. What we have on No. 5 Road is an archipelago of religious fortresses all imbued with the self righteous notion that their religion is the only true religion and all the others are counterfeit. Claiming that faith-based schools provide enrichment to our community in way public schools cannot is totally ignoring what an unbiased, public education does, in fact, offer. We never hear of teachers, principals or the Richmond Board of Education taking credit for making our public schools amazing places of tolerance, integration and a welcoming place for every child, yet that is what they do — every day — unheralded. It is true that public schools do not offer an in-depth study of different cultures and religions, but they do offer a much more important in-depth study of Canadian culture. Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms

is second to none on the world stage as it guarantees equality for all, especially women and their right to control their own bodies, gay’s and lesbian’s right to be free from persecution and the right to marry who they love. Equally important is our freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom from religion. How many other cultures on the “Highway to Heaven” can compare? Canadians are famous for their tolerance, inclusivity, compassion and politeness, which makes our country one of the first countries that immigrants want to come to. It was the same 45 years ago when I came to Canada and it is still the same today. We are not perfect and have made mistakes over the years. But we have apologized and tried to make amends, but where would we rather live? No where else but Canada. Alan Halliday Richmond

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The Editor, Another fabulous Craft Fair at Dixon elementary school has come and gone and we would like to extend a huge thank you to the amazing Richmond community for their enthusiastic support of our school and young students in our city. Thank you for coming out to shop, eat, try your luck at the raffle and patiently wait while your child or grandchild decorated their gingerbread house! Thanks as well to the more than 40 local Richmond crafters and small businesses for participating or donating raffle prizes, the fantastic Student Leaders from McMath secondary who volunteered their

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After the sharks that have been killed for their fin, the carcasses become food for the next crop. Ka-ching! What a concept! And the fear of perhaps a sea lion getting in the net like they have with farmed salmon, will be a welcome new food source to a large number of hungry sharks. Why, I’ll employ scientists to use their wisdom in perhaps genetically altering the shark, to produce a bigger, better fin. Perhaps using genes from the orca to produce a sixfoot bowl of fin to satisfy the hungriest of patrons. Or the easiest solution, crossing the shark with a politician. Genetically very close, and the advantage for the shark is getting a new fin every four years. Yes, patrons of the triangle soup do the responsible thing, order farm-raised shark for your next bowl. If we have to wait for city council to make the responsible, correct decision, farm-raised will be all that’s left. And from what I understand, it can’t taste any worse. Bob Niles Richmond

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Are tablets meant for adults suitable for children? Christmas for kids used to mean Lego, Battleship and Barbie. It still does, except now digital devices have been added to the mix. That new reality led one parent to email me asking whether the Google Nexus 7 tablet would be a good gift for her two young children. They are begging for an iPod touch to play games

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a pocket size device for email/text/Internet capability outside of this house (they don’t even get to email/text at home).” She noted I’ve praised the Nexus 7 in past columns and I continue to do so. But is it suitable for kids? The short answer is yes. It’s the right size for little hands, has survived being

dropped on my kitchen floor, and its Android operating system has lots of games and apps for children. But you have to be comfortable with the idea of giving a full-blown tablet to a child. Obviously I support exposing kids to tech — it’s a fundamental part of the world in which they are

growing up, and interaction with tech has surpassed learning to drive as a fundamental modern survival skill. I cringe, however, when I see parents at Denny’s handing a beautiful $650-iPad to a three-year-old. That, putting it mildly, is one overpriced toy you’re putting at risk in the hands of a creature with less self control than the family dog. You might as well dump the contents of your wallet on the table and let them toss your money around. I’d recommend less expensive options for dedicated use. The mom who wrote me has thought hard about her choice and is willing to deal with the $209 starting price (when ordered direct from Google) for the Nexus 7. A key consideration for her is a safe device that she can control on behalf of her children. Fortunately, the tablet’s Android 4.2 operating system includes a Kid Mode app which transforms the tablet into a child-centric device allowing tight parental control of games and activities for kids eight years old and younger. Individual accounts can also be set up for each child. User reviews of the Kid Mode app on the Google Play Store are very positive. The bonus is that when the kids are asleep, mom can turn off Kid Mode and use the Nexus 7 as a powerful adult tablet with all the

features turned back on. Another option for kids are tablets specifically designed for their age group. Tablets in this category are less capable than devices made for adults, but are generally cheaper, a consideration if you find little Jenny’s tablet sitting in the bathtub or cat’s litter box six months from now. Toys R Us carries the Kurio seven-inch tablet listed at $179 on the store’s website. Both PCMag.com and Laptop.com praise the tablet, which also runs Android, for a child-friendly design that allows parents to implement strict device time and Internet access with multiple accounts for individual kids. It includes an Adult Mode for parental use, but both tech sites suggest adults will be frustrated with the Kurio’s relative sluggishness, weak battery life, limited number of available apps, and according to Laptop.com an unimpressive screen. These deficiencies might matter little to kids, although bad battery life will be an issue in the back seat of the car on long road trips when Angry Birds cuts out. Be prepared with a few rounds of “I spy with my little eye” as a low-tech backup. Barry Link is the editor of the Vancouver Courier.

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As the Christmas season of parties, decorating and shop ’til you drop gets into full swing, both Richmond Fire-Rescue and the local Mounties are urging people to stay safe. Gatherings, holiday decorations, lit candles and increased usage of space heaters and other appliances are common at this time of the year. Fortunately, most holiday hazards are easily preventable, as long as residents take simple precautions and are aware of the environment they’re in.

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❚ Never leave a burning candle unattended and make sure that candles are in stable holders. Keep candles away from anything that could catch fire, such as trees, decorations, curtains and wrapping paper and also away from children and pets. Always extinguish the flame before you leave the room or go to sleep. ❚ If you choose to have an artificial tree, ensure it is labelled as fire retardant. Be sure the lights that you place on your tree are Canadian Standards Association. Avoid overloading electrical circuits with too many lights and inspect electrical cords for cracking and discolouration. Always unplug your Christmas tree and other indoor decorating lights before leaving your home and before you go to sleep. ❚ If you choose a real tree, be sure the bottom of the tree has a fresh cut to absorb water. Remember to put the tree in a stand that will hold four litres of water. Ensure the tree is stable and away from fireplaces, heat

❚ Don’t withdraw more money than you need when visiting ATMs. Thieves lurk in parking lots around financial institutions. Be aware of your surroundings and take note of anyone following you. ❚ Children should never be left unattended while shopping. Children are abducted every year, often in malls or department stores. If for some reason your child becomes separated from you, make sure they know what to do. Have them go to the nearest cashier to tell them they are lost. ❚ Don’t make it easy for pickpockets and thieves. Men should carry their wallets in their front pockets while women should carry their purses close to their body. Avoid wrapping purse straps around your body as doing so could cause injury in the event someone grabs your purse. ❚ If possible, park under lighting and close to entrances. Never leave your children unattended in your vehicle and place your purchases in your trunk. Purchases visible in your back seat can be stolen by simply smashing your window. This also applies to any other item left in plain view. And last, but certainly not least, if you plan on drinking, “don’t drive” is the message — Counter Attack check stops targeting impaired driving will be in full effect. Make arrangements to have a designated driver or utilize transit or holiday season initiatives such as Operation Red Nose.

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Fulfilling a childhood dream in San Francisco Although I am a fan of structures and schedules, my life never seems to go according to plan; I always end up organizing things last minute or losing my to-do list somewhere along the way. Just as I was slowly starting to appreciate the unexpectedness of life, a girl I met at the Rockies invited me along for a trip to San Francisco. And since I am looking for as many adventures as possible while spending time on this side of the world, I quickly accepted. Before I knew it, I was on a plane to the city I had wanted to visit since I was 10, flipping through some tourist guides with one eye only, too busy gazing at the Grand Canyon beneath me (we booked a cheap flight which took us from Seattle to Pheonix to San Francisco). As we made our way through the airport, I remember mumbling to my Chilean travelling companion, Betsy, I hoped our luggage hadn’t got lost. The laughter it provoked soon disappeared when it

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turned out both our suitcases had been loaded onto the wrong transfer flight, sending them all the way to Austin, Texas. It was dark already, we were tired and hungry, but ended up spending our first night in San Francisco shopping for underwear and sleeping in our jeans. I usually carry around a spare set of clothing just in case, but I guess that is what you get the one time you forget. Nevertheless, minus that slight bump in the road, we had a terrific stay in the fascinating metropolis by the Bay. We dove into some true American history by taking a ferry ride to Alcatraz, one of the world’s most legendary prisons. Back ashore, we explored Fisherman’s Wharf and treat-

ed ourselves to some budgetfriendly fish and chips. We took a train ride out to the prestigious UC Berkeley, where our personal guide, Betsy’s college friend, toured us around the campus. Watching students toting their books and backpacks left me somewhat nostalgic over my own student life, although the thought of stressful finals quickly made me grateful those days are over. And then there was Muir Woods, the famous national monument filled with giant redwood trees. Long before a trip to San Francisco was on the calendar, I had read an article recommending the 10 most beautiful places in the world, including this natural source of beauty. While surrounded by nothing but quiet and impressive redwoods, I once again realized the most beautiful things have nothing to do with mankind, since they are merely gifts from Mother Nature. Of course we enjoyed many more of San Francisco’s highlights; we

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Visit the ghosts of Christmas past in Victoria room, the mantelpiece adorned with pine cones and boughs of holly draws an admiring “aaah” from a group of visitors. Hatley Castle, built by James Dunsmuir — the sole surviving son of Robert and Joan — is also in festive Christmas attire, and the entrance hall is cheery with twin Christmas trees flanking a fireplace. Festoons of evergreen boughs intertwined with poinsettias and twinkling lights lie across the mantelpiece. Hatley Castle is haunted by ghosts of its past. The family were cursed with tragedy:

BY MARGARET DEEFHOLTS Special to the News

I am standing at the entrance to a splendid castle, its fireplace decorated with boughs of mistletoe, its hallway aglow with lights, and its grand staircase banisters wreathed in garlands of holly. In the dining room, distinguished guests converse across an elegantly set dining table. The women wear silk gowns, their diamond necklaces winking in the light of candelabra centrepieces; the men sport mutton-chop moustaches and side-burns. A child’s laughter echoes faintly from one of the upstairs rooms. The ghosts of Christmases past still linger in the rooms of Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, and although these guests at their Christmas banquet are figments of my imagination, the castle still celebrates this most joyous of all seasons by donning a mantle of dazzling Yuletide finery. Craigdarroch Castle was completed in 1890 by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir, who spared no expense in furnishing his stately mansion with stained glass windows, oil paintings, and lavish Victorian furnishings. The family history, depicted in photos,

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Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria has been decorated with the festive spirit. The castle was completed in 1890 by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. memorabilia and information panels in the Exhibit Room on the second floor traces the

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lives of Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, their 10 children and some of their grandchildren. Today, in the drawing room on the entrance floor, I watch a small girl looking round-eyed at a Christmas tree surrounded by antique toys, its branches arrayed in red ribbons, bows and silver ornaments. In Joan Dunsmuir’s first floor sitting

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Butchart: In Christmas splendour

PHOTO COURTESY OF BUTCHART GARDENS

Butchart Gardens is decked out in shimmering Christmas splendour with the theme, “Twelve Days of Christmas”. Continued from page 18 James Dunsmuir’s second son was killed in World War I and his daughters were a strange and wild lot. There are reports of eerie supernatural occurrences for which there are no straightforward explanations, and I wonder whether one of the unhappy spirits inhabiting Hatley is the alcoholic Dola, (James’ youngest daughter) whose brief, unsuccessful marriage gave way to an intimate lifelong relationship with actress Tallulah Bankhead. Leaving Victoria’s past and returning to its present, I stroll the corridors of the Empress Hotel to admire a display of 60 or more exquisitely decorated Christmas trees which are part of their annual Festival of Trees celebration. Sponsored by local businesses and organizations the Festival raises funds for the B.C. Children’s Hospital — a fitting way to commemorate the birth of a child born over two millennia ago, whose message of love and compassion lives on today. No trip to Victoria at Christmas time would be complete without an after-dark visit to the Butchart Gardens decked out in shimmering Christmas splendour. Visitors gaze at silver spangled trees, willow-the-wisp lights flickering through the bushes, avenues of lighted archways, ginger-bread type houses, and dancing “snow flakes” powdering the trees.

The Butchart’s theme of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”, is an entry into an enchanted world. First up is the partridge in a pear tree, followed shortly after by two turtle doves nestling together, and so on. Particularly charming, however, are three French hens cavorting under a lighted Eiffel Tower, five golden rings floating on a lake and eight graceful maids a-milking. Around a corner, a carousel with nursery rhyme and story book heroines twirl to the strains of music from the Nutcracker Suite, and I pause to watch three children gleefully identifying their favourite Mother Goose characters. At the end of my tour through fantasy-land, I listen to a hearty rendition of Christmas favourites by a four-piece brass band. But the evening isn’t over yet. Under the gaze of 12 drummers marching overhead, courtesy of the Inn at Laurel Point, who have hosted my visit to the Butchart Gardens, I lift a mug of steaming hot, satiny smooth eggnog, laced with an out-of-this-world combination of run and spices, and drink a toast to Victoria’s ghosts of Christmases past, and to its magical spirit of Christmas present. Travel Writers’Tales is an independent travel article syndicate that offers professionally written travel articles to newspaper editors and publishers. To check out more, visit www.travelwriterstales.com.

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Richmond Public Library and Literacy Richmond are partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer a unique program for parents wanting to gain workplace skills. The Learning Together program combines family reading readiness with adult workplace literacy into an all in one program. It runs Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kids Place Program Room at Brighouse branch, beginning on Friday, Nov. 16. The program is free and drop-in, although it’s suggested participants attend regularly. For more information, visit any branch, www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm or call 604-2316413.

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Spencer Tsai, 8, performed with the Richmond Orchestra at Lansdowne last Saturday. He’ll be performing with the orchestra again at Aberdeen this Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Bring a canned donation to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery now until Dec. 31 and receive two for one admission on a guided tour. Donations go to the Richmond Food Bank. Natural Capital Exhibit is on now until April 30 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Emily Carr University in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and OCAD University present an interactive community mapping and storytelling project. Digitial narratives feature stories from diverse community members, highlighting the importance of our vanishing wetlands. Gatway Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof now until Dec. 12. Directed by Chris

McGregor, the show features musical director Allen Stiles and choreographer Dawn Ewen.

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The Richmond Orchestra will host a free show at Aberdeen Centre on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. The show will also feature eightyear-old child prodigy Spencer Tsai. The Richmond Yacht Club presents the annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Decorated vessels will parade between the Middle Arm Bridge and Dinsmore Bridge, but best viewing is from the Richmond Yacht Club at 7471 River Rd. Open to anyone, refreshments will be served with traditional holiday music and a visit from Santa

and Mrs. Claus. Food donations or unwrapped children’s gifts will also be received and prizes will be awarded to the best decorated vessel. For more information, contact Jon Triance at 604-250-6476. Cinevolution Media Arts Society presents “Close Encounters: A Celebration of Diversity in Richmond” on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event features a screening of Kenda Gee’s Lost Years: A People’s Struggle for Justice (at 11 a.m.), a book launch of Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America with a presentation by author David H.T. Wong (at 1:15 p.m.) and a community dialogue about the power potential of intercultural engagement see Around Town page 24

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Around Town Gospel Choir presents Sing Noel: Gospel Tidings of Comfort and Joy, a concert series with gospel Christmas music and classic Christmas favourites on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. Joining Good Noise is the awardwinning St. Thomas More Collegiate Chamber Choir, under the direction of Johnson Lui. The concert takes place at Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Dr. and tickets are available online at www. brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006, adults $25, students/seniors $20, children 12 & under $10. For more information, visit www.goodnoisevgc.com or email tickets@goodnoisevgc. com.

Richmond Youth Soccer Association will be hosting its second annual Jingle Bell 3K Run in support of the Richmond Food Bank on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. The family-oriented event encourages everyone to join. The run is free, but donations for the food bank are recommended. Registration is not required. There’ll be hot chocolate, special guests and prizes for best costume. Visit www.richmondsoccer. com.

Tuesday

Richmond Hospice Association Library is open Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m. at The Caring Place, Suite 310, 7000 Minoru Blvd. Come and meet the librarian and see the resources for bereavement support. For more information, call Janice at 604-279-7140. The Ironwood branch of Richmond Public Library will be holding a free drop-in Christmas in the Library celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event is for all ages and includes carols, holiday stories and crafts. For more information, call Melanie Au at 604-2316425 or email melanie. au@yourlibrary.ca.

Wednesday

The Cambie branch of Richmond Public Library will be holding a free drop-in Christmas in the Library celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is for all ages and includes carols, holiday stories and crafts. For more information, call Melanie Au at 604-231-6425 or email melanie.au@yourlibrary.ca.

You are invited to participate and/or be a sponsor at the first

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Drive Time

Experience: Solid, comfortable at highway speeds Continued from page 26 transmission paddle shifters, power tilt and telescopic steering, a rear spoiler, a sport tuned suspension and more.

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Lower and wider than Altima, the newly redesigned front and rear of Maxima gives it a four-door GT-R (Nissan’s high performance two-seater) like appearance. Sculpted fenders wrap around big wheels in an attractive flowing design with a narrow waist or Coke-bottle shape from an overhead view. A new grille and stylish new L-shaped headlight assemblies are prime elements of the redesigned front and matching large LED taillights are included in changes to the rear of Maxima.

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Maxima buyers have a choice of two five-passenger seating layouts. The standard layout is a conventional rear back seat with a 60/40 split fold feature, which allows maximum utility. The sport package in my test Maxima included the optional interior with two (outboard) more supportive bucket-style rear seats and a large drop-down centre armrest that hid a lockable pass-through opening to the trunk. This layout also layout also includes a hidden body stiffening crossbeam behind the rear seat. Up front, the three spoke steering wheel has a lovely stout substantial feel, and it’s

also a heated steering wheel. Another nice surprise discovery was a manual thigh extension on the driver’s seat cushion. The sport package adds paddle shifters that are bigger than usual and column attached. I prefer this fixed location (instead of on the steering wheel) as it makes them much easier to locate as you turn the wheel. On the down side, the foot operated park brake was a little disappointing in a sport sedan as my expectation is a central

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hand operated lever. The fake metallic trim, included that came with the sport package, could also be better.

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Solid and powerful are two words that best describe the Maxima drive experience. Supremely comfortable at highway speeds, Maxima has a secure and well-planted feel on the road with loads of instantly available reserve power to get past something in a

hurry, when needed. It’s that always available, abundant power that makes Maxima such an enjoyable and easy to drive sport sedan. And it can certainly move, acceleration to 100 km/ hour is estimated to be around 6.4 seconds. The Xtronic transmission is by far the best CVT that I’ve ever driven. Although it has no conventional gears, six fixed speed ratios are programmed to mimic manual mode operation and allow finger trip control via the paddle shifters. It’s fun to play with when a winding road driving opportunity presents itself, but the Ds (drive sport) mode is simply handier for everyday use. Sliding the shift lever to the left engages the Ds mode and causes the engine tachometer needle to instantly bounce higher as Maxima prepares to burst out of the gate. Up-shifting through gears while accelerating, engine braking (simulating a down shift) and maintaining engine speed while going into a corner are all achieved via an intuitive electronic control logic system. Simply amazing logic! The steering is nicely weighted and tuned to provide excellent straight line stability at highway speeds. The engine is mounted lower in the body frame to achieve a lower centre of gravity and has six mounting points to hold it firmly in place. I didn’t notice any signs of the torquesteer usually associated with front-drive cars with this kind of power.


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Volunteers Emily Zhao (left to right), Angel Yang, Sam Tang, Janson Ou, Olivia Ou and Jamie Tang helped out at the Yuletide Buffet, put on by Senior Link Society.

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Nadine Fick (left) and Nan McKay enjoy their lunch at the Senior Link Society’s Annual Yuletide Buffet at the Richmond Alliance Church.

Victoria Harlos shares her wishlist with Santa

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Ching Fung Ying (centre) leads the Brighouse Tai Chi class through a demonstration.

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Patrick Alcock is a luncheon regular and sits with volunteer Jamie Tang.

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Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock and Mayor Malcolm Brodie lit the first candle as the Highway to Heaven exhibit opened at the Richmond Museum.

The Jaffer family came out to see the exhibit and the lighting of the menorah Saturday night.

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Midget Ravens work overtime in Ontario to win gold

Defending provincial champion girls hockey team makes it two tournament wins by capturing event in Whitby The defending provincial champion Richmond Ravens Midget “A” girls hockey team is off to an outstanding start this season with a pair of tournament wins in dramatic fashion. After needing overtime to capture an event in Kelowna back in October, the Ravens headed further east to capture the 15th annual Whitby Tournament of Heroes in Ontario. In an all-Ravens final against Waterloo, Holly Gill scored with just 40 second remaining in overtime to give Richmond a 4-3 victory. Jasmine Manhas picked up a pass from Tamara Wong in the corner and found a wide open Gill in front of the net. It was her fifth goal of the tournament and second of the game. Leah Lum and Evelyn Tran scored the other goals. Richmond got a big eye opener in its opening game against the Ottawa Ice. Facing the top team from Ontario and the pretournament favourite, the Ravens were up against a fast and relentless opponent. Goaltender Marina Reynolds stood tall in net, stopping 31 shots while power play goals from

Manhas and Gill salvaged a 2-2 tie. Wong assisted on both tallies. Richmond then overcame a first period deficit in a 3-1 win over the Durham West Lightning. Gill put her team on even terms after two periods, setting the stage for Manhas and Lum to score in the third. Reynolds earned the shutout in a 2-0 win over the Whitby Wolves, which clinched Richmond a playoff spot. Goals went to Brianna Trottier and Sabrina Shigeoka, both set-up by blueliner Brnley Ross. A 2-0-1 record left the Ravens tied for top spot in their pool, however they were officially placed second to Ottawa based on the tiebreaker rule. They moved onto the quarterfinals and produced a 3-0 win over the Belleville Bobcats. Reynolds recorded her second straight shutout. Marisa Chau, Manhas and Lum, shorthanded, had the goals. The stage was set for a rematch with Ottawa and this time the locals were well-prepared for the semifinal tilt. The Ravens fought hard

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Richmond Midget “A” Ravens were all smiles after their first place finish at the 15th annual Whitby Tournament of Heroes in Ontario. in a wide open and fast paced game, pulling out a thrilling 3-1 win, with an empty net goal from Gill and others from Lum and Manhas, to advance to the final. “The team came together and played extremely hard through the entire tournament,” said Ravens

coach AJ Sander. “Facing the strongest competition they have seen all year, the girls adjusted to the faster game and got stronger each game they played.” Reynolds was solid throughout the tournament and received strong support in front of her from Wong, Ross, Jadene Lim and

rookie defencemen Trottier, Katie Lakusta, and Alicia Voss. The line of Jenny Tsai, with third-year player Rachel Coulson and rookie Chau, played a strong forechecking and relentless backchecking game to help the defence. Tsai played hard while fighting off a

skate bite injury. Shigeoka, Manhas and Carey Orgzlo played strong physical games and netted timely goals to help the team. Forward Kaitlyn Yan, who unfortunately had to miss the tournament, cheered the team on from home.

McAlpine helps U17 men’s field hockey team sweep series with U.S. Richmond’s Chris McAlpine helped Canada’s junior national 2017 target team complete an impressive three game sweep of the United States U17 team in international men’s field hockey action last week in California. The Canadians rolled to 5-1, 5-0 and 91 victories. McAlpine was among the goal

scorers in the opening game of the series. After months of travelling across the country in search of the most promising upand-coming field hockey athletes under the age of 17, junior men’s national team coach Mathias Ahrens selected a group of 21 athletes for the 2017 target team. The program is a stepping stone to

the junior national team and provides high performance coaching within a high performance environment. This team’s main targets are the Youth Olympic Qualifier in 2014, the Pan American Junior Championship in 2016 and the 2017 Junior World Cup. “It was good to see such high-quality

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talent from across the country,” said Ahrens. “The team improved from game to game and showed in the last game a fine performance, leaving their USA counterparts far behind. The players will now go into their winter training, focused on improving their fitness levels. Our next international appearance will likely be in the spring.” Book by Joseph Stein Music by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on Sholom Alacheim stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl

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Clarke building another Richmond soccer dynasty After a couple of outstanding runs through the B.C. youth soccer ranks that produced plenty of success and outstanding talent, Clive Clarke is at it again, this time with the Richmond AllStars U13 girls Metro team. It was last July when the curtains came down on the Richmond Red Hot Selects’ dominance in girls elite soccer that featured backto-back provincial “A” cup

titles at the U16 and U18 levels. The majority of that roster has gone on to higher levels, including Clarke’s daughter Summer who played for Canada at the recent U17 World Cup and is now participating in a training camp with the women’s national team. Previously, he coached Richmond Madrid, a powerhouse boys team that featured such standouts Jason

James, Declan Rodriguez and Clarke’s son Caleb, who currently is under contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps’ first team and a member of the national U20 program. Now Clarke has teamed up with Chantelle Donaldson to guide the All-Stars who have compiled a sparkling 13-1 league record after a well-earned victory over PoCo LFC on the weekend.

A hard hit free kick from Ebony Clarke was the difference in the game dominated by the All-Stars. Goalkeeper Kasey Wright earned her 10th shutout of the campaign. All season long, defenders Martha Melaku, Tylere Morin, Klara Marsh Gita Manhas and Casey Hudson have worked hard in front of Wright to limit the chances of the opposing teams.

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Richmond All-Stars Jacqueline Tyrer has helped her U13 girls rep soccer team roll to an impressive 13-1 record in Metro League play. A very active midfield of Dakota Chan, Kate Schmidt, Kirsten Wilshire and Clarke have controlled most games and created chances for the forward line of Jalen Donaldson and Jennifer Vonas. Where the All-Stars have been particularly dangerous is on the wings where Emilie Sherritt, Jacqueline Tyrer and Elizabeth Kibblewhite have been very active, stretching the field and and putting many dangerous crosses into the box for the midfielders and forwards to get after. The coaches have been working hard with the players this season on their individual technique, tactical IQ

and competitiveness. They have received many compliments on their creative and fast-paced style of play. “The girls have transferred that learning to the games where they display attractive and mature soccer in their league and in exhibition games against boys and older age girls.” said Clarke. The All-Stars play one more game against a competitive Port Moody team prior to the league break. Over the holidays, the girls will move indoors to take part in tournaments at TSS and the Provincial Futsal Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval where good technical skills are necessary for success.

4 Bantam Raiders picked to play for VMFL in Starbowl

Four members of the provincial 9-man champion Richmond Bantam Raiders have been selected to play for the Vancouver Mainland Football League at the annual Starbowl game. Receiver Gabe Sakiofsky, defensive lineman Ashton MacKenzie, linebacker Jacob Tubajon and defensive back Tyler Moxin will be suiting up for the VMFL squad when it takes on the Valley Community League all-stars. The game will take place this spring.


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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The fast pace of paperwork, travel, errands and calls continues – until Friday, when month of deeper, will Libra aSept. 23-Oct. 22: Thedomestic fast pace concerns of paperwork, travel, Sunday/Monday errands and calls begin. arecontinues romantic –– until take Friday, a risk, when ayour month of deeper, concerns will collect reward. Applies domestic in love, and money too. begin. Sunday/Monday are romantic – take a risk, But beware misunderstanding the import of a remark collect your reward. love, and money too. or message about Applies work orin health-related drugs. But beware misunderstanding thebrings importmany of a remark DON’T buy machinery. Midweek chores or message work or health-related drugs. (tackle them)about – and a possible heart-thumping DON’T buy machinery. Midweek development in love. You might brings meet amany newchores mate, (tackle them) –one. and a possible heart-thumping or “rediscover” Thursday/Friday emphasize codevelopment in love. You might meet a new mate, operation, opportunities, barriers and enmity – pick or “rediscover” one. Thursday/Friday emphasize cothe positive.opportunities, barriers and enmity – pick operation, Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to chase money the positive. or collect Oct. possessions. Friday beginsto achase month that Scorpio 23-Nov. 21: Continue money won’t contain the same solidity of reward – so gothat all or collect possessions. Friday begins a month out thattheday. Sunday/Monday feature won’tbefore contain same solidity of reward – sohome, go all security, Don’t let a lovefeature of money (or out beforefoundations. that day. Sunday/Monday home, possessiveness) interfere security, foundations. Don’twith let aa slowly love ofblossoming money (or romance or creative project. possessiveness) interfere withMidweek a slowly emphasizes blossoming romance oradventure, creative project. Midweek emphasizes romance, risk, self-expression, love, romance, beauty, adventure, risk, teaching, pleasure andself-expression, creativity – but it love, also teaching, beauty, pleasure and creativity – but it also offers “sweet luck” (Wednesday) in work/money. (In offers cases, “sweet sudden luck” (Wednesday) work/money. (In some love.) Tackleinchores Thursday/ some cases, sudden Tackle chores Thursday/ Friday. Saturday bringslove.) money opportunity. Friday. Saturday brings money opportunity. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Remain focused on and important effectiveness remain high.relationships. Remain focused on big, projects, people, Let the big, important projects, people, relationships. Let the small, the details, paperwork, etc., wait until February small, the details, paperwork, etc., wait until February –– but but tackle tackle the the most most pressing pressing of of these these Sunday/ Sunday/ Monday. Monday. In In past past weeks weeks you’ve you’ve attracted attracted attention attention (don’t (don’t blame blame me me ifif you’ve you’ve hidden hidden from from it). it). Now Now to to Jan. Jan. 77 you you radiate radiate aa subtle subtle charm charm that that can can turn turn friends friends into into lovers, lovers, competitors competitors into into friends. friends. Remember, Remember, until until June/12 June/12 you you have have to to be be the the chaser chaser in in love love and and money (if you want luck). Home, midweek. Romance, creativity Thursday/Friday – risk it!

contemplative until Friday – then one of the best months of your year22-Jan. begins.19: UntilStay then, planrestful, nearCapricorn Dec. quiet, contemplative until Friday –money then one of the best future actions/projects.Chase Sunday/Monday. your yearmight begins. plan nearAmonths sensualofattraction lureUntil you, then, but deception or future actions/projects.Chase money illusion can make you uncertain of Sunday/Monday. your footing, or A sensual attractionofmight lureoryou, but deception or bring an element gossip “sneaking around.” illusion can makeerrands, you uncertain of your paperwork footing, or Midweek brings casual friends, bring newspapers) an element –of drive gossipcarefully, or “sneaking around.” (and as you’re a bit Midweek brings errands, casual friends, paperwork weary. Head home Thursday/Friday – Thursday for (and Friday newspapers) – drive you’re ayour bit rest, for getting readycarefully, to launch.asSaturday weary. Head home Thursday/Friday – Thursday for energy rises: chase romance or grab an opportunity. rest, Friday for getting ready to launch. Saturday your Aquarius 18:orEnjoy your social life energy rises:Jan. chase20-Feb. romance grab an opportunity. while you canJan. – Friday brings a month quietude, Aquarius 20-Feb. 18: Enjoy yourof social life rest planning. But until whileand yourecuperation, can – Fridaythinking brings and a month of quietude, then, therecuperation, social delights continue! Your energy and rest and thinking and planning. But until charisma Sunday/Monday: things. then, the draw social others delights continue! Your start energy and But shop draw only others carefully: (mild) deception charisma Sunday/Monday: startinvades things. money matters. pursue new But shop only Midweek, carefully: chase (mild) money, deception invades clients, etc. BuyMidweek, electrical,chase auto money, or computer money matters. pursueitems new clients, etc. Buy electrical, auto or computer items afternoonTuesday to 2 p.m.(PST)Wednesday.Siblings, afternoonTuesday to 2calls, p.m.(PST)Wednesday.Siblings, casual friends, trips, visits, news, errands and casual friends, trips, calls, visits, news, errands and paperwork fill Thursday/Friday. Friendship might turn paperwork Thursday/Friday. Friendship might turn to romance.fillHome, rest, Saturday. to romance. Home, rest, Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Remain ambitious. Pisces Feb. Remain ambitious. Put your best self19-March forward for20: bosses, parents, other Put your bestwillself forward other VIPs – they favour you for nowbosses, to earlyparents, January. Be VIPs – they favour youand nowplan, to early January. Be restful, quiet,will contemplate Sunday/Monday. contemplate and plan, Sunday/Monday. Arestful, parentquiet, or child might do you a favour – or argue. A parent or child might do you a favour – or argue. Your energy and Your energy and magnetism magnetism rise rise nicely nicely midweek midweek –– be be bold, bold, see see and and be be seen, seen, ask ask favours, favours, start start projects projects and and relationships relationships (before (before 2:30 2:30 p.m. p.m. Wednesday). Wednesday). Your Your money money luck luck rises rises briefly briefly Thursday/Friday. Thursday/Friday. Avoid Avoid engine/electronic/computer engine/electronic/computer purchases purchases Thursday Thursday afternoon. afternoon. Friday Friday begins begins aa month month of of social social delights, delights, flirtations, wish fulfillment and optimism! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


The Richmond News December 14, 2012 A35

REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

Condos/ Townhouses

6008

6008-02

6008

Abbotsford

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

For Sale by Owner

6015

S. Surrey/ White Rock

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

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PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

LEGALS

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-28

Richmond

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

6008-06

Chilliwack

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

BROKERING FACILITY NOTICE

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

Surrey

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

6015 TAKE NOTICE THAT Stonewolf Ventures Ltd. (dba Tidy Trailers), Delta, BC has applied to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (“Metro Vancouver”) pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw for a Licence to: 1. Operate a BROKERING FACILITY at 11571 Twigg Place, Richmond, BC where wood, Cardboard, Plastic, Mattresses, Metal, Paper, Carpet and Electronics would be received and sorted and salvaged for the purpose of recycling. These activities will reduce the volume of waste destined for disposal. 2. Operate within the boundaries of the land or premises with the legal description of: PID 024-920151,Lot A District Lots 459 and 1014 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan LMP 48355. 3. Operate 8am – 6pm, Monday - Sunday. 4. Ensure no more than 106 tonnes of Recyclable Materials would be on the site at any one time. It should be noted that this application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to the Solid Waste Manager for his consideration. Therefore, aspects of the proposal may change as the application proceeds through the review process. This Notice is published pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181 as amended. A person who may be adversely affected by the granting or amending of the Licence described in this notice may, within 30 days of its publication, notify Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Manager in writing stating how that person is affected. The Solid Waste Manager may take into consideration any information received after 30 days only if the Solid Waste Manager has not made a decision on the Licence. Please note that submissions in response to this notice may be made available to the public as part of the public record, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Metro Vancouver Attention: Ray Robb, Solid Waste Manager 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby B. C. V5H 4G8

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

For Sale by Owner

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

6008-08

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-10

WINDSOR WOODS 2 bdrm, 2 bath $315,000 Call 604-943-4851

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236 GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

Ladner/ South Delta

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

6008-36

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420 THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

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6020-02

Abbotsford

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

EAST, STUNNING mt Baker vu 2850sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn fl Master, SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

6020-06

Chilliwack

Vancouver West Side

Phone: (604) 432-6200 Fax: (604) 436-6707 Email: regulationenforcement@metrovancouver.org IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

6020

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

Coquitlam

NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253

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11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

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REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-22

New Westminster

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561 528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6020-24

Coquitlam

6020-32

Richmond

22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 4 bath Set up to have a suite, $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see PropertyGuys.com ID: 76019

6020-34

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

NORTH DELTA very large 2900 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, mtn view $738,888 604-773-8490 see uSELLaHOME.com id5361

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6020-26

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

North Vancouver

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6030

Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

6020-30

Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

Real Estate Investment

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

Tsawwas.

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

6035

Mobile Homes

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

6065

Recreation Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

6020-36

6052

Out Of Town Property

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582 CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513 NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622

6040

Surrey

Surrey

BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 PropertyGuys.com id: 77100

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6020-08

Houses - Sale

North Delta

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600 E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion. FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785


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Blinds & Draperies

8060

Concrete

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AUTOMOTIVE

Plumbing

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Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

To advertise call

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2' Faux Wood Blinds 40-50% Off Vertical & Roller Blinds Call for Free Est 778-865-1562

8055

Cleaning

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

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

Inquire about

6508

Apt/Condos

FURN’D 3BR Rmd 3 & Williams, JAN 1-APRIL 1, $1065 incl heat. Refs, ns, np: 604-275-0242

HOLIDAY PRICING!

11675

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

8080

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Houses - Rent

Bach from $835 1 bdrm from $935 1 bdrm & den from $1060 2 bdrm from $1155

2 BR, 1 bath 1/2 duplex, 4 appls, 5471 Blundell, avail immed $800, refs 604-240-5322

Heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna & gym, balconies, dishwasher, underground parking

3 BR, renovated, 4 appls, garage 10631 Gilbert, avail immed $1500, refs 604-240-5322

★L E A V E S !★ Hedge Timming, Award Winner! A & B Landscaping 604-202-3893

5 BR, 3ba, incls 2 BR ste down, garage, Francis/No1, nr schools, $1950/mo, 778-996-9908

8185

WATERFRONT APARTMENTS

RENTALS 604-271-4012

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3 BR, 2 bath 1/2 duplex, 4 appls, 5491 Blundell, avail immed $1100, refs 604-240-5322

Inquire about

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Bach from $795 1 Bdrm from $925 2 Bdrm from $1095

Includes heat, hot water, D/W, outdoor pool, gym. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds.

RENTALS 604-275-2664 rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

1 BDRM & den, cls to skytrain & amen, indoor pool, gym, NOW $1250 w/ gas ref’s 604-588-0069

Family Friendly Complex 2 BR & 3 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1). Close to shopping, schools and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Seasonal pool and in-suite storage available.

(604) 448-0842

9555 KILBY Dr, new reno, 5B, 2.5Ba, 2,850sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2,800 now, call Eric (604)723-7368 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Spacious Top Flr, Needs Updating, Convenient Area..$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

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6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM bsmt ste, Shell/William, new home, radiant heat, $850 + 1/3ut, ns np, NOW 604-274-7264 1 BR ste on main in new house, own laundry, nr bus/shops, $950. Nr Steveston & #4, 604-551-7007

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

1680 sq ft avail Feb 1st. $1530 mth + tax. #3 - 7191 Progress Way, Delta (Tilbury). Attention Bob Miller 604-940-9507 or milleroliver@dccnet.com

For AnythingYard Related! “Your Richmond Guy!”

604-626-1054

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$

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Collectibles & Classics

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397

8250

Roofing

All Season Roofing

604-591-3500

8255

Interior/Exterior Specialist

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832 L. Roberts Painting Interior Special Walls at $99/room

Includes 2 coats of top quality paint. No payment until job done. Over 20 years exp. For free est. contact Call Owner/Painter at 604-961-4391

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

9125

Bill 604-377-7587

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

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604-727-0043

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

SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

A & B Junkers Junk & garden waste removal. Work Safe & Ins. 604-202-3893

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2005 FORD Focus Z $7,888, 96K, EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Student Works

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

Domestic

Rubbish Removal

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Luxury Cars

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

Moving & Storage

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1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

Rubbish Removal

Painting/ Wallpaper

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

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1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

Domestic

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

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Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

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1980 BUICK Riviera 1 owner, clean, no rust, good cond. 158K, $4500 obo, 604-940-9520

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Luxury Cars

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

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9173

Vans

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2000 BMW 328i, Stk# V11993B, Black, low K’s, $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9145

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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Sports & Imports

MIKE: 604-872-0109 #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

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

THE SCRAPPER

1998 HONDA Civic SI black, loaded, sunroof, CD changer, 170k kms, aircared, lady driven. Must see. $4800. 604-591-7526 2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,500. 604-889-4961

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Boats

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $12,500 obo. Call 604-921-4701

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

Vans

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725 2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com 2003 FORD Windstar, exc condition, 1 owner, blue, loaded, 102K, $6000, 604-244-7114

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

1999 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 door, maroon, 148K, aircared, runs well, $2000, 604-946-2462 2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

1998 HONDA Civic SI black, loaded, sunroof, CD changer, 170k kms, aircared, lady driven. Must see. $4800. 604-591-7526

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891 2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

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2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486 2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

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OPEN REGULAR HOURS EVERY DAY! WE ACCEPT Hbc, VISA, MASTERCARD, CASH, DEBIT CARDS • NO CHEQUES • ALL SALES FINAL • NO EXCHANGES • NO RETURNS • NO ADJUSTMENT TO PRIOR PURCHASES SELECTION MAY VARY • *DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO PHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONS, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, MAGAZINES, HAIR SALON, LOTTERY, RESTAURANT, GIFT CARDS, PHONE CARDS. ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY. NO OTHER ADVERTISED DISCOUNTS OR ZELLERS FLYER OFFERS APPLY AT CLOSING LOCATIONS.


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Richmond’s Vehicle Superstore! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

NEW 2012 ORLANDO LT STARTING FROM

18,888

$

7 Passenger, Auto, A/C, cruise, OnStar, XM Radio, power windows & locks

STK #20R9753

2LT MODEL SHOWN

12,888 0%

$

OR

FOR 84 MONTHS

SERVICE

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2011 KIA SOUL 2U LOADED 72842A

$18,980

2010 HONDA PILOT TOURING

2012 TOYOTA RAV4 4WD SPORT

NAV, DVD, NO ACCIDENTS 72925A

MINT, ONLY 24,000KMS 72913A

Call for details Call for details

2012 TOYOTA CAMRY LE

MINT, LOCAL, NO ACCIDENTS 72893A

Call for details

2010 BUICK LUCERNE CXL LOADED 72865A

$20,980

2012 HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE

TURBO, PREMIUM PKG 72824B

$24,980

Oil $ 88 } Lube, & Filter 38

EVERY DAY

2012 VW JETTA

ONLY 18,000KMS, LOADED 72891A

Call for details

2012 CHEVY TAHOE LT

NAV, LOADED, 32K 72835C

$46,980

DUECK RICHMOND 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond (Hwy 99 and the Tunnel)

1-877-262-7811

SHOP 24/7 AT www.dueckgm.com

*ALL FINANCE AND LEASE OFFER ON APPROVED CREDIT. 0% FINANCING, 6 MONTHS NO PAYMENTS, NO MONEY DOWN ARE ON SELECT MODELS, AND ON APPROVED CREDIT. VEHICLES NOT EXACTLEY AS SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES. SALE ENDS DEC 21/12. **TO QUALIFY FOR CASH FOR CLUNKERS VEHICLE HAS TO BE 2006 OR OLDER AND BE REGISTERED FOR 3 MONTHS. (Pickup trucks only) PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE REG. FEE OF $549, TAXES AND LEVIES DUE UPON SIGNING.


Richmond News December 13 2012