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Not a done deal Approval of a proposed outdoor shopping centre in West Cambie, anchored by Walmart, is not a foregone conclusion due to issues with road access.

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A large mature tree on No. 2 Road, between Granville Avenue and Blundell Road, was a casualty of Wednesday morning’s winter storm.

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Later-than-forecasted winter storm meant city plows couldn’t get to major roads BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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A combination of a later-than-predicted snowfall and morning rush hour led to hazardous driving conditions on many of Richmond’s main roads Wednesday. City of Richmond’s plowing teams were ready and waiting at 1 a.m. and then backed up by more staff at 4:30 a.m. for the forecasted heavy snow. However, despite the main arterials being pre-treated ahead of time, the thick stuff didn’t begin to fall until after 6 a.m. And by that time, says the city, the rushhour commute was in full swing, hindering and slowing down the crews from clearing the main roads as planned. “We had crews starting at 1 a.m. and then again at 4 a.m., but there was no snow,” said city spokeswoman Kim Decker. “Everyone was ready to go, but the snow hadn’t arrived.” Stretches of Steveston Highway, Westminster Highway and Garden City Road $

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Local businesses not ready for PST evidence is that people are not at all ready.” The province has some information out there, added Grabowski, referring to a 22-page document on the B.C. government’s website. What may be of more assistance to local businesses is a PST Transition breakfast seminar on Jan. 17 being hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce with presenter John Nagy, from Reid Hurst Nagy Inc., at Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. As for his own firm, Grabowski said the transition is on the agenda for sure. “I’m not sure we’ll know (if we’re ready) until we have the definitive information, but it is certainly on my radar,” he said. “That doesn’t mean I’m necessarily ready for it.” A “sudden urgency” in the spring is what’s forecast by many with the transition back to the PST, coupled with a “heightened awareness with people looking anxiously to their accountants,” said Grabowski.

Many parents will tell you that when they don’t recycle at home, it’s usually their children who remind them to clean up their act. Imagine how the parents from William Bridge and Kathleen McNeely elementaries feel. For the fourth year, Richmond schools participated in the My School Sparkles contest designed to educate students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 on important environmental and social issues. The winners of this year’s contest are William Bridge and Kathleen McNeely. Every year, the city coordinates and sponsors the theatrical show by Dreamrider Theatre — Make Richmond Sparkle — for elementary school students. The show is fun, engaging and inspires students to take action on reducing solid waste and increasing recycling, as well as teaching them about the hazards of littering, vandalism and graffiti. Eight schools participated. Students are then encouraged to demonstrate what they learn in the show by participating in the contest. Data is collected about the condition of each of the participating school grounds before and after watching the show. “Our school grounds are spectacular,” said Wanda Salewski, principal for William Bridge. “The children love going outside with the new garbage-picking tongs and often go out without even being asked. The classes on litter duty for the week often complain that they have no litter to pick up.” Social responsibility includes learning to be citizens that respect the environment, said Patrick von

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The majority of businesses in Richmond aren’t prepared to revert back to the PST, while some are just fine because they never transferred to the HST at all. A BC Chamber of Commerce survey revealed that 63 per cent of businesses in the province are not prepared for the transition back to the PST on April 1. Richmond Chamber of Commerce chair Barry Grabowski said that figure is probably close to the mark in this city as well. What that means, says Grabowski, is there will be a mad rush for information come the spring when everyone tries to clamber back from the government’s failed HST. “We haven’t done our own survey, but we’re confident the B.C. poll is representative of what’s happening in Richmond,” said Grabowski, who’s a partner with local law firm Cohen Buchan Edwards. “I think there’s a general knowledge that it’s coming, but my own anecdotal

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Seminar: Will help inform Continued from page 3 “(The seminar) would be one of the many options if people aren’t aware of what’s needed or what’s going to happen.” Some smaller businesses, however, are thankful they didn’t spend between $5,000 and $10,000 replacing software to deal with the soon-to-be-dead HST. Rob Litke, of AALL Tech Transmission on No. 3 Road, is glad he couldn’t afford to spend thousands of dollars making the changes last year. “It wasn’t even an option for me to update the software, so I’ve not got many

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t may have taken almost ten years to get this far, but a new 14-acre open-air shopping centre anchored by Walmart is not a foregone conclusion in Richmond. Plans for the city’s latest major shopping mall – between Alexandra Road and Alderbridge Way at Garden City Road – were designed to create a West Cambie urban village centre, or “Garden at Central City” as it would be known. The proposal was finally presented to city council’s planning committee Tuesday afternoon, during a lengthy three-hour meeting. A major stumbling block, however, arrived when city councillors stalled on the staff assertion that the realignment of an Alexandra and Leslie connector road was “critical” to the development and that the applicant is responsible for any improvements needed. Project proponent SmartCentres has been unable to buy the five properties vital for construction of the connector road and has proposed, instead, a north-south “High Street” running down the middle of the development, linking Alexandra and Alderbridge, and improvements to surrounding intersections. Such measures, labeled as a “secondbest alternative” by city staff, will suffice for around 10 years, by which time they

say the original Leslie/Alexandra connector road will almost certainly have to be in place. What then irked city council was a deal brokered between staff and SmartCentres for the developer to pay 59 per cent of the projected $11 million cost (in 10 years) of purchasing the connector road properties and building the road. This was despite staff’s earlier assertion that the applicant is responsible for improvements. Less than impressed with that deal, city council have sent the plans back to staff, with the direction that the connector has to be built before the development can proceed and all construction costs must be absorbed by the proponent. And with the city’s general manager of planning and development, Joe Erceg, telling council Tuesday that, after years of negotiating, the applicant’s offer is pretty much final, it casts doubt on the entire project’s ability to move forward. “They should be providing the road themselves, this is a net loss to the city,” argued Coun. Harold Steves, highlighting the loss of a natural park on the site. Planning chair Coun. Bill McNulty was worried the city could be setting a precedent by allowing a developer to proceed without constructing necessary roads. “Is this going to be our policy from now on?” he asked staff. “Typically, we would require a road to

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Garden at Central City would be anchored by Walmart if it goes ahead. be built,” Erceg said. During their presentation to council, SmartCentres cited the “significant amount of economic impact” and “improved amenities” for the West Cambie area from the

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Walmart: Road issues raised Continued from page 5 Highlighting the peaktime gridlock at Steveston Highway and No. 5 Road as an example, Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt said the connector road would probably be needed long before the ten years stated if the development were to go ahead. One of the neighbours on that connector road route, who has thus far refused to sell out, told council of several different realtors approaching him over the years to sell to an “anonymous” buyer. “I was told ‘your house is going to back onto a shopping centre, it’s going to have trucks going by all day and night,’” said Greg Nicholson. “I’m hearing today that they can’t buy these properties? They can if they offer the right amount. I like where I live. It’s close to shops, the highway, the airport, why would I move?” Steves said he wants the whole project punted back to staff, with “real land, real trees and real park, rather than a fake park and fake birds,” referring to SmartCentres’ landscaping plans and offer of a small community park on the site. “The road is a dealbreaker for me,” added McNulty. The hefty plans involve a

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36,000-squaremetre development split into an east and west portion, partly on the West Cambie Natural Park in a designated environmentally sensitive area (ESA). A 15,000-square-metre, three-storey Walmart would anchor the eastern section, while an unknown 9,000square-metre store would anchor the west. The rezoning application by SmartCentres proposes a new “High Street” be created between the portions, running north/south to connect Alderbridge and Alexandra and 1,153 parking stalls will be available. Even before Tuesday’s impasse, the project has some serious hurdles to overcome, according to McNulty, and local environmental campaigner Michael Wolfe, whose home neighbours the development. McNulty expressed reservations about the adequacy of the development’s two entrances, on Alderbridge and Alexandra, to deal with the volume of traffic traveling east and west. “People are going to have to get there by car, that’s a problem in one of the city’s busiest arterials,” he added. Meanwhile, Wolfe, a longtime advocate for protecting the environment in

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ould you feel safer or threatened if you knew your neighbour kept guns? A lot of them. Specifically one handgun for everyone over the age of 21 in the home plus a variety of rifles and shotguns - all bought legally for “personal safety.” Guns and the topic of gun control is back in the U.S. news in the wake of the massacre of innocents in Newtown, Conn. The thought of seven-year-old children taking multiple bullets from an assault rifle has many expecting President Barack Obama to initiate some form of gun control legislation. Australia moved to ban assault weapons and shotguns in 1996. At the same time it granted an illegal weapons amnesty and financed a gun buy-back program, while tightening gun licensing regulations. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, there had been 13 gun massacres killing 102 people in the 18 years prior to the new gun laws. There have been none since. Meanwhile, close to 400 people were killed by guns this summer in Chicago alone. This continuing carnage has been accepted till now in a country at peace, a country that has more guns per capita and more deaths by guns than any other in the Western world. Gun lobbyists often argue gun regulations will make little difference to crime because there are so many guns out there and that only 60 per cent of U.S. gun sales are legal. But consider this too: the cost of the search for non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was $758 billion according to the disputed figure of the U.S. defence department. What if that money had been spent on a search for actual weapons closer to home?

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All can enjoy Christmas The Editor, Christmas is a universal celebration. Unfortunately, during the past few years, the political correctness has dampened this celebration somewhat. We celebrate other festivals like Diwali, Chinese New Year, Eid, Nav Roz, Rosh Hashanah and Vaisakhi with a great deal of enthusiasm regardless of our faith, culture and background. However, when it comes to Christmas it is “Happy Holidays.” Why not “Merry Christmas” as has been the custom for a long time? At Christmas, my family and I put up the Christmas tree, buy gifts for our children and grandchildren, light up our front yard with a great deal of enthusiasm. Also, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to wish others – Christians and non-Christians — “Merry Christmas.” Canada is an excellent model of multiculturalism. It is home to more than 200 communities representing every corner of the world. Not only that, Canada is also a multilingual country with more than 200 languages being spoken from coast to coast to coast. Both of these attributes are Canada’s greatest strengths. Let’s remember that both multiculturalism and multilingualism flourish in an inclusive not an exclusive environment. As such, we must retain the importance of Christmas to the broader community. Celebrations like these act like a glue that binds us all together as Canadians. Merry Christmas! Balwant Sanghera Richmond

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Sign says it’s free for jerks

The sign said that, if the checkout person didn’t mention “today’s daily special,” she would be obligated to give it to me for free. As I was reading it (it’s my ADHD, I can’t stand still for a moment without doing something), she quickly explained in an apologetic tone that she hadn’t mentioned “today’s daily special” because I already had it in my basket. I was puzzled. If I already had it, why bother mentioning it? And especially, why apologize? Heck, it’s Christmas, so I smiled and said Merry Christmas and left with my few groceries. But I kept puzzling over the encounter. I guess there’s also a bit of OCD in the basket of psychological/emotional issues that make me who I am (no daily specials they’re all cheap and easy for me to have anytime.) The answer suddenly came to me in one of those aha! moments — after I mentioned it to Donna and she said, “Of course, if she hadn’t mentioned it, you could have been a bastard and demanded that you get it for free.” Oh, yeah. The checkout person interpreted my inclination to read anything voraciously as “checking the rules.” She thought I was about to call her out on “today’s daily special” - demand I get it free - so she quickly corrected her “oversight.” Because there are jerks out there who’d have made

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a stink over that stupid technicality. The foolish thing is that the sign is not for the cashier or for ordinary, decent people who either would have not bothered, because they obviously hadn’t intended to buy “today’s daily special” in the first place, or would not capitalize on someone’s insignificant error. That sign was there specifically to encourage the jerks. The ones who wait for the tiniest error, and then pounce on it for even the slightest personal gain, without regard for the expense to someone else. It’s the same attitude people employ when they get too much change at the till because of a simple error in counting: you made the mistake, it’s your tough luck, and screw you. When we were kids, we played a lot of cribbage. One of the official rules of cribbage is that, if you miss counting some of the points in your hand, the first person who catches your error can claim those points. We were quickly disabused of the notion that that was a fair way to play any game. The rule was disallowed in our home. The sign, the crib rule. it’s all dog logic: “Anything I can take from

you is mine.” It’s the same logic that sends jerks over the border to shop and save a few pennies at the expense of their neighbours in Canada who end up paying for all the services that our taxes buy - for everyone, including the cross-border jerks. That includes some services Americans don’t get at all, like the “free” health care that the jerks happily accept when they need it. The jerks don’t get that health care is not free at all. Our overall cost is cheaper than Americans pay on average, but it still only seems “free” because we all pay a fair share - except the jerks who sidestep taxes by slinking across the border to do their shopping. The irony is that nearly all the people who shop across the border are the ones who could afford to do their shopping right here at home. If you really can’t afford to shop locally, you probably do not have the means to make the trip across the border, or to buy enough stuff at a time to make the trip worthwhile. Health care and many of our local tax-funded services are only free for the jerks who don’t pay their fair share of taxes and don’t support local businesses that do. For them, life is full of “today’s daily specials” that some poor schmo forgot to mention. Bob Groeneveld is editor of the Langley Advance.

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Time running short to address local flood proofing

The Editor, Re: “Storm surge spares city,” News, Dec. 19 King tides and storm surges over the past few days should again serve as a wake-up call as to the flood predicament many of our low-laying Metro Vancouver urban areas are in. Over the years we have watched expensive housing developments being approved and built behind low dikes in West Vancouver, north arm parts of Vancouver, Richmond, Delta and Surrey despite warnings of storm surges and sea level rise. Presently, hikers along the network of river trails in Vancouver have to detour around flooded areas of the riverside dike trails during very high tides! Even small bridge decks are under water during 16-foot tides combined with winter storm-surge events. The problem will get worse as science experts and climate models indicate sea level rise is well underway and the intensity of winter storms will increase. We see high water levels right to the top of many existing dikes with little or no free board and that results in PHOTO SUBMITTED flood damage. Flooding in Steveston on Monday. Parts of old 1870-built dikes still exist on the Vancouver North Arm of the Fraser River shoreline and, with little diking upgrades over the many years, are a disaster waiting to happen! In some places pumps and large collection ditches are the only protection today for behind the dike flooding and that assumes we will always have a stable supply of electricity to keep the pumps going. Protection in these low-lying river and ocean front areas

People can show Vision with gifts

The Editor, Richmond News readers might be interested in knowing that across Canada people are discovering that what they buy this holiday season can change the world, one gift at a time. Last year alone, 579 local Richmond residents used the catalogue to buy $122,362 worth of essential items ranging from livestock to clean water to medical supplies — for children and families in developing countries. Every gift from the catalogue is valuable, so you can choose the gift that’s most meaningful for you to give knowing it will meet a critical need in places where World Vision works — including environmentally-friendly gifts like solar power for a community. A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for World Vision indicates more than three out of four British Columbians would prefer to give a gift that benefits the environment (76 per cent) and three quarters would prefer to receive a gift that benefits the environment. Genevieve Barber World Vision

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the Metro Vancouver area will be a major victim of sea level rise? Maybe those promoting the export of giant quantities of coal, gas and oil to Asia such as Port Metro Vancouver, Enbridge and Kinder Morgan should pay a surcharge on their fossil fuel exports to help us address the costs of building ever higher dikes. Why should Canadians suffer the consquences and costs associated with those that profit grealty by the exploitation, export and burning of our fossil fuel resources? Terry Slac Vancouver Otto E. Langer Richmond

A10 December 21, 2012 The Richmond News

ThePulse We’ve got our finger on it STEVESTON ROTARY CLUB CHRISTMAS LUNCH FOR SENIORS

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Santa arrives at the annual Steveston Rotary Club Senior Christmas Lunch held at the Steveston Community Centre. There were 170 guests, 30 volunteers, 30kg of turkey, 17kg of mixed vegetables, 33kg of potatoes, 16L of gravy and 240 stuffing balls, and plenty of leftovers. Also, more than $330 was donated to the Richmond Food Bank.

The musical stylings of Brian Daniels.

Leonard Lewis (left), Rick Duff (centre) and Marie Lewis mingle together before lunch.

An assembly line in the kitchen made sure the food came out fast and hot.

Serving up lunch were Kumiko Madsen, Samantha Lo and Andrea Pothiboon.

Emily Gerber (front) and Joyce Bourque enjoy coffee, tea and conversation after lunch. Send your pictures to editor@richmond-news.com with ThePulse in the subject line. For more photo galleries, visit www.richmond-news.com. Frank Auibers (left) and Dorothy McKeil share a laugh.

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in Arizona, a pretty nice place to be rather than the wet and wintry wonderland that is Vancouver in January. As a stream of gleaming sheet metal rolled past - American muscle cars, 1960’s arcana like the Amphicar, and faithful replicars - I watched the auctioneer semaphore with his gavel and mused internally on the automobile as cultural icon. Then I went and drove a Kia around. What a lovely little machine the entry-level car has become. The new Rio is attractive, reasonably peppy, and crammed with features that you’d have been paying luxury prices for only five years ago. It’s no rocketship, that’s for sure, but surely a measure of this golden age of motoring must be found in the niceties afforded even the impecunious motorist. Winging back to the pre-spring snow and sleet, an email arrived from Porsche: would I like to drive their track-special Cayman R: a lowered, loudened, lightened, Kermit-green speed-pod? Oh, and they’d put snow tires on it. Certainly bloody would, thank you very much. A fun week, it has to be said, spent mostly going sideways, whether I wanted to or not. With the iconic 911 getting a little mission-creep towards the Grand Touring designation, the Cayman remains a proper Porsche sports car. On the other hand, strapping Blizzaks to it makes it flop around like Ussain Bolt wearing snowshoes. Spring came and an unexpected invitation to come drive a reader’s car, the unicorn-grade rarity of a Cadillac CTSPHOTO SUBMITTED V wagon. This black Mazda MX-5 built for winding roads. beast was every inch the Tyrannosaur I had expected, a furiously bellowing rear-drive battlewagon with room for the grandkid’s stroller. Darth Vader, your family car has arrived. The CTS-V is a fairly famous (or, more properly, notorious) sled, but there were also hidden charms to be found in the everyday machinery that filled the summer. The Volkswagen GLI, for instance, is probably the best conventional sporting sedan I’ve driven all year; it’s conservative to look at, but dearly loves to kick up its heels - and emits a burbling growl that’s more V8 than 4-pot turbo. Late summer and the appearance of that perennial favourite, the Mazda MX-5 (pictured above). I love this little car so much it’s embarrassing. My friends sure don’t miss an opportunity to rib me mercilessly when I start waxing poetic about its elemental nature and sheer joy to drive. James May, of the BBC’s Top Gear, remarked once that he felt like the car was smiling as he drove it. As tease-worthy a thing like that is to say, it’s pretty much what the MX-5 feels like to drive. We ran the little red convertible up past Whistler in convoy with a 2010 model, out past the traffic snarling the Sea-toSky on a long weekend. For those that have driven the road, you know that life begins on the road that runs to Pemberton, where the traffic thins and the curving sections stack up, one after another. Grins and a fizzing four-cylinder racket, and the buffeting of warm air around our heads, and then a scurrying home in a sudden and unexpected downpour as the weather turned foul. Even so, my UK genes had me leaving the top down the whole way - crack 80km/h in an MX-5 and the rain simply goes right over top of the car in the slipstream. see Best page 16

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Continued from page 14 A track-day with Porsche revealed something about myself I never would have suspected: I preferred the huge Panamera to the new 911 Carrera S. Both were fast, but only one was fun. Neither, as it happens, could hold a candle to what Mazda offered up next: a nearly two-decade old RX-7 Twin-Turbo. This car had been sitting in the Mazda head offices back East and had just 22,000 kms on the clock. I put a few more on it, and what it lacked in

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electronic gadgets, it made up for in pure, raw feel. Almost everything else feels like a driving simulator after driving an RX-7. Too bad it sucked down the fuel like it had a colander for a gas tank. Although, that might just have been how I drove it. A little hype hit the tarmac in early Fall, as I was able to drive the new Cadillac ATS, a nimble little sports sedan, and the Scion FR-S, apparently the second coming of Our Lord and Saviour to hear some people talk about it. The ATS was a lovely little car. Not really what I would consider a Cadillac to be, but an engaging drive nonetheless. The FR-S (or BRZ, if you buy the Subaru twin), was less fun than advertised. Instead of a practical Miata, they’d built a very good car. Just not a great one. I was born in Chilliwack, for my sins, and while you can take the boy out of the small town, you can’t take the small town out of the boy. When the chance arrived to drive a 427 Corvette convertible I nearly fertilized my fields with excitement. This Top Gun experience was followed by the Boss 302 Mustang, and if I liked the regular Mustang quite a bit, I fell head-over-heels for the School Bus Yellow Boss. It’s a kid’s car really, noisy and fast and shiny, and every time I cranked the starter, I reverted to the age of twelve. Great stuff. In the end of Fall, it was bucket-list time. I climbed behind the wheel of a RollsRoyce Drophead Phantom. It was an effortless, wafting, majestic sort of experi-

ence and the entire time I felt like a bit of a prat, to be honest. Also special was the brief opportunity to drive the all-electric Tesla Model S, with its blistering, nearsilent acceleration. If this is the future, sign me up, as the Model S was even more interesting to drive than the critically lauded Panamera. So what was the best of the bunch? Well, ‘round about eleven pm, mid-week in late September, I loaded the car seat into my own little Subaru, and took our squalling, two-month old daughter out for a drive. It was late, she was tired, I was tired, she was upset for some unfathomable reason, I was rapidly becoming so. The streets were quiet, and I drove slow with the exaggerated caution of a new parent. The Subaru bumbled along aimlessly, with all the hums, creaks and rattles of an old car, and slowly, gradually, incrementally, the baby quietened. Of course, she fussed again at every stopsign, but soon even that stopped. After some time, I pulled back into my driveway, and sat for a moment, mentally preparing myself for the Indiana-Jones level of dexterity that’s required to get a sleeping kid out of a carseat without waking them. Everything was quiet. It was, easily, the best drive I had all year, and it had nothing to do with the car, nor the scenery, nor the route, nor the destination. Instead, it’s all about who you’re riding with. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Drive safely.

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The days before Christmas are the busiest days of the year in Canadian airports and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) wants passengers to be prepared for security. “Knowing what to expect and packing appropriately will reduce the time you spend at the checkpoint and increase the time you spend enjoying your trip,” says Mathieu Larocque, a spokesperson for CATSA.

Leave gifts unwrapped in case their contents need to be inspected. Carry-on baggage and other personal items like purses will be x-rayed. Make sure your laptop is removed from its case and placed in a bin. Other items like cell phones, loose change and watches should be secured in the pockets of a coat or a jacket that will be placed a bin. Electronic items like tablets, cameras or MP3 players can remain in your carry-on bags. Liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers of 100ml or less and placed in a 1L clear plastic bag, these include toiletries and grandma’s jam. Bigger containers should stay home or go in checked bags. Have your boarding pass ready, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time so you are not rushing during the screening process. If you have a NEXUS card, you can enjoy an even faster screening VANCOUVER SUN by using the dedicated lanes for Prepare for long lines if you fly at Christmas. Nexus members. For passengers travelling with young children or requiring extra assistance, you can Before going to the airport make sure use the family/special needs lane. your clothes won’t set off the metal detec❚ For more tips that will get you through tor. Limit jewellery and wear clothing and shoes without snaps, metal buttons or studs. airport security screening in a breeze, see catsa.gc.ca or the mobile site, m.catsa.gc.ca Should you set off the metal detector, you or on twitter be following @catsa_gc. may need to undergo further screening.

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Richmond News intern Anne-Fleur Kamst (far right) at Belgian Fries in Vancouver with Christophe Ulbert (far left), Betsy Pinango (near left), Eva De Smet and Rick de Looff, a few of the friends she has made since coming to Canada. (Below) Kamst with Pinango and de Looff at Damien’s Belgian Waffles.

My first Canadian Christmas T his Christmas will be one of many firsts. Not only will it be the first time I am celebrating the holiday outside of my continent and time zone, Dec. 25 will also mark the end of my first three months in Canada. It has been a fascinating journey so far, since I have met great friends, discovered stunning places and learned the true meaning of happiness. Yet, as the excitement for a Canadian Christmas rises, so does my longing for home. Strange how you start to appreciate where you come from more once you leave it behind. All of a sudden, my take on my home country has turned 180 degrees, transforming Belgium into a most beautiful place on earth, offering the best education, chocolate and beer – or at least, according to me. So, to compensate missing out on my favourite creamy leek soup and my annual intimate family gathering, I decided to treat myself to an early Christmas present: a search for Belgium in Canada. On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I dragged my Chilean and Dutch friends Betsy and Rick to Steveston to enjoy a traditional waffle at Damien’s Belgian Waffles.

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It felt like returning home when I entered the shop; the smell, the shape and the toppings all reminded me of Belgium. My mind immediately wandered back to past visits of the capital Brussels, where people carry around warm waffles on the go instead of Starbucks coffee cups. While I was told the owners were Belgian, too, I was slightly disappointed

when it turned out they had left a few years before. However, the chef originated from a French town near the Belgian border, so he did seem to know his business. Among the offerings, there were green tea waffles and ones with maple syrup; yet, I convinced my friends to try a traditional waffle – and my favourite of all times: one with strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. I enjoyed every perfect bite of it, and felt like the proudest Belgian when I saw my friends did too. I continued my quest for all things Belgian two days later as I sought out some

fries. (I have never understood why they are called French fries; they are as Belgian as you can get.) Exactly one week before Christmas, I accompanied the same friends, plus Eva – the only Dutch-speaking Belgian I have met here – and her German classmate Christoph, to Belgian Fries in Vancouver. Except for my twin sister and her picky eating habits, there is nobody I know who does not love them to bits. Munching on fries that taste like the ones at home, I saw I had a few more converts. And although she is not a big fan of guided tours, I have Betsy convinced she should definitely fly over to Belgium for an eating tour. While sitting there until we were the last ones to leave at closing time, I realized it was my company making the waffles and fries taste even better. I might miss Belgium now, but as soon as I return, I will miss Canada – and the friends that joined me in my search for Belgium. So although the chocolates and chicory with ham and cheese sauce are still on my list of favourite things, I am determined to enjoy my remaining time here, and cannot wait to experience my very first true Canadian Christmas.

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Island received a little bit of everything from Mother Nature, from volcanos to snow

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other Nature threw everything into the mix when creating Hawaii Island –fiery craters, snowy summits, buff beaches. Measuring 4,000 square miles, (nearly ten times L.A.) she gave it the tallest mountain, largest volcano, and all but two climate zones. Seafaring Captain Cook, and volcano goddess, Pele were mesmerized by her makings. And during this 402 km (250 mile) circumventing seven day drive, you will be too.

DAY ONE Rent a flashy convertible, drop the top and connect with the lava-dressed Queen Ka‘ahumanu (Highway 19). Haute hotels string along the neighboring Kohala Coast like a necklace of gems, one being The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. Splurge and go for the Fairmont Gold –a sixth floor sanctuary where pedigree service is topped off by a private lounge and delectable treats. Big adventures are little steps away –grotto pools, massage huts, sandy shorelines. View the

Paying homage to the legend-filled Waipi’o Valley. (Below) Kilauea Caverns of Fire. sunset from award-winning Brown’s Beach House or head into the cattle-dotted hills where ranchers rule. With twenty-five years

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DAY FOUR & FIVE Five minutes away is the 333,000 sprawling acres of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and home of rising steams, volcanic craters and scorched deserts. And when evening temperatures drop at this 3,500 foot highpoint, you have to remind yourself that you’re still holidaying in Hawaii. Take time to check out the Chain of Craters Road, Halemaumau Crater’s evening glow and lava tubes that weave their beneath the earth’s surface. Thurston Lava Tube is included with the entrance fee, but it’s pretty much like Grand Central. Warren Costa, owner of Native Guide Hawai will tailor your tour, whether it’s exploring the Kaumana caves that wind their way under Hilo’s hills or hiking Kilauea’s lower east rift zone. To really satisfy that cave craving, check out Kilauea Caverns of Fire. These ancient Kazumura tubes are chock-full of stalagmites, stalactites and vibrantly-coloured flowstone. DAY SIX During the scenic drive back to Kona Coast, laze next to sea turtles on the black sands of Punalu’u Beach Park, meander the ancient refuge of Pu‘uhonua o Hnaunau National Park and say a prayer in the pretty Painted Church. see Hawaii page 24

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Slips and falls are common in the winter months no matter how steadily we walk. It’s hard to go an entire winter without at least one “whoops!” A slip-and-slide on an icy or snowy patch can cause you harm, so here a few seasonal safety tips to help you have a safe and happy winter holiday. Be careful out there! · Keep walkways and stairs cleared of snow and ice. Use sand or salt where possible. · Fortify your footing, and put ‘snow tires’ on your feet. · Lighten your load. Carry fewer bags, so your balance is level. · Wear gloves to protect your hands and wrists in case you slip.

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The oasis of Kipuka Cottage is a great place to hang loose when you’re not at the beach.

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Continued from page 23 With the convertible top down, you’ll smell the hibiscus, listen to bird song and enjoy face time with the balmy breeze. Then shack up with royal flair. The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa rises from the lava-caked oceanfront like King Kamehameha’s temple and offers treasures of every kind. Its oceanside Ho’ola Spa will definitely make you feel like a queen!

DAY SEVEN A visit to the Hawaii Island wouldn’t be complete without seeing marine life, and

Captain Zodiac provides close encounters with a roller-coaster ride. While skimming the ocean crests you’ll learn about sea caves, historical figures and Hawaiian lore. Acrobatic dolphins, breaching humpbacks, snorkel-viewing sea-life –this five hour adventure displays some of Mother Nature’s finest works and is a great way to wrap up this seven day Big Island blitz. 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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Families invite others to join their festive parade Cul-de-sac tradition not only endures, it’s expanded BY BENJAMIN YONG

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hree Decembers ago, a few buddies dressed up in Santa outfits during a neighbourhood Christmas party and walked door-to-door around their cul-de-sac in south Richmond singing Christmas carols — and so the Shellmont Christmas Parade was born. This year, the parade — which features four minivans playing seasonal music and covered in Christmas lights and giant inflatable holiday decorations — expects to draw about 100 participants from the Ironwood area and beyond, said Jeff Joseph, one of the four “founding fathers” of the event. “It starts at Woodward Elementary (10300 Seacote Rd.) and ends at the Tim Hortons in Ironwood Plaza,” said Joseph, who has lived with his wife in the neighbourhood for almost 10 years. The first couple of times around they didn’t stray far from their homes on Seacote. This year, the group will venture around most of the streets that begin with “Sea.” “We go up to houses that have a lot of lights on, and the kids will sing a song. My Santa costume is quite authentic — it definitely feels like we have a real Santa. Kids come to the window, every year we get more and more. Last year people started joining us on the parade and we got more people as

we went,” he said. Steve Scarrow is another founding member and long-time Richmond resident who said one particular house on nearby Sealord Road was one of the major reasons they decided to put on an event. “We’ve lived in the neighbourhood for 13 years, and (the owner) has had this great display that everybody who has kids drives by to check out,” said Scarrow. “He actually has “Ho Ho Ho” in bright lights on the side of his house, we all call it the Ho Ho Ho House. We did the parade as a tribute.” Scarrow said he picked Shellmont as the name to give it a traditional feel, which is what locals used to call the area between Williams Road, No. 5 Road, Shell Road and Steveston Highway. He hopes that other neighbourhoods will follow suit and create their own versions. “The cool thing is you see a lot of seniors. Maybe their kids have grown up and Christmas is not as big a deal anymore, you see how excited they are when they come outside. Ninety-eight per cent of the response we get is that (the parade) is awesome.” The Shellmont Christmas parade starts at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Woodward Elementary and runs for about an hour and a half. Costumes are optional but encouraged.

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or many of us, Christmas Day is filled with intimate family gatherings. But for some, it’s a day dedicated to others in need. Gearing up for their annual Christmas lunch, staff and management of the White Spot restaurants in Richmond Centre and on Kingsway will donate all profits and tips to Richmond Hospital Foundation and Variety — The Children’s Charity. “Our managers and servers step up each and every year because they understand supporting a cause like Richmond Hospital Foundation helps everyone — our family, friends and neighbours,” said Prakash Ganatra, who co-owns the Richmond White Spot restaurant with his wife, Veena. This is the lunch’s 11th year and has become a special occasion that brings employees together.

“It’s this staff event everyone looks forward to,” said Charlie Tsang, general manager of the Richmond site. While the four-hour event keeps them busy ensuring guests are looked after, staff members are happy to offer their services. “A couple of servers have moved on; they have gone back to school. They’re on a winter break now, and have let me know they want to come in.” Add some partners, friends and family members who volunteer their time, and the number of servers continues to increase year after year. The number of guests has also been on the rise, said Tsang, adding “Every year, we’ve seen an increase in sales and donations.” Although the current weather conditions are far from optimal, Tsang remembered one year when snow did not prevent customers from lining up outside.

“It’s amazing to see guests come out on Christmas Day, when everyone has family dinners to go to,” he said. The combination of positive customer feedback and overall staff support has made the Christmas lunch into a successful holiday tradition, much to the appreciation of the foundation. “It’s made a real difference for the work that we do to support quality care for patients,” said Natalie Meixner, president and CEO of the hospital foundation. While several community leaders show their support throughout the year, “White Spot is always special because of their extra effort on Christmas Day.” This year, the Richmond Centre and Kingsway Vancouver restaurants aim to break last year’s record of more than $13,000. The public is invited to come over for a Christmas celebration with some of White Spot’s favourites between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Blanket drive warms homeless W hen people are choosing a charity to donate either money or items, there is often one priority they have in mind — that the donation stays in their own community. According to Fiona Youatt, that local element is one major reason why the Realtors Care Blanket Drive is so popular. “I had a woman actually call me after she read about the blanket drive and say the fact the donations stay in the community was why she was supporting us,” Youatt told the Richmond News. The latest drive has wrapped up its 18th-annual campaign across Metro Vancouver, with more than 19,000 working poor and homeless people from Hope to Whistler provided with

warm winter items. Nine different Richmond real estate offices were drop-off points for community donations. The scores of items donated were then collected, sorted and organized. The local beneficiary of the donations was the Richmond Salvation Army, which hosted a two-day event in mid-December, Youatt said. “Their clients were invited for a meal and then shopping afterwards in a different room where our donations were set up for them,” she said. “There were items for men, women and children to choose. This is something we’ve been doing with the Salvation Army for several years. They rely upon us for the donations we collect to host this event.”

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refrigerator or freezer. ❚ Thaw: Ideally, frozen turkeys should be thawed in the refrigerator. Allow about one day of thawing time per 2 kg (5 pounds) of turkey. Thawing in a sealed plastic bag under cold running water is also acceptable. Once thawed, it must be stored in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Never thaw your turkey at room temperature. ❚ Separate: Ensure there is no cross contamination in the kitchen by keeping raw poultry separate from other foods. If possible, make any ready to eat foods, such as salad or raw vegetable platters, before you prepare your turkey. ❚ Clean: Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling any food. After preparing the turkey,

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U15 Synergy surge into holiday break Girls soccer team closing in on league title and taking aim at another deep cup run

Richmond Synergy U15 girls soccer team is enjoying another outstanding season in the Lower Mainland’s Metro Selects League, entering the holiday break with a sparkling 12-1-2 first place record. After qualifying for the Provincial Cup Championships last season, Synergy is determined to win the league and make a return trip to battle B.C.’s best. The girls got off to a very strong start to the season by winning eight consecutive games to open league play. They are currently five points clear of second place with three games to play. One of Synergy’s keys to success is their possession-oriented style of play which is frustrating for opponents, fun for the players and entertaining for their supporters. All of the players value hard work and togetherness and have shown a tremendous ability to overcome the myriad of challenges that crop up during a season. But above all else, the team believes in the principles of fair play and dignified behaviour both on and off the field. Richmond was recognized by B.C. Soccer at 2012 provincials last July with the Fair Play Award for their age

group. The Synergy players have been fortunate to be the beneficiaries of some additional help this season. Richmond Girls Soccer Association staff coach Martin Bittengl, has brought a refreshing and enthusiastic approach to the team’s training sessions. The squad has also been fortunate to be able to work out with the High Performance Training group at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The strength and conditioning program, led by Fran Quintana, has significantly increased the team’s ability to compete and perform on the field. Goalkeepers Nicola Houle and Carmen Milne have shared six clean sheets so far this season and have the league’s secondbest goals against average (0.80). Synergy’s backline of Jessica Folk, Emma James, Jessica Jones, Prabhleen Nagra and Jessica Zawada have been instrumental in both preventing scoring opportunities and initiating attacks. The team’s engine room has been the hardworking and talented midfield of Aria Druker, Karina Jesson, Justine McCaskill, Hannah Partridge and Ellie Reid. They have been critical to team’s ability to both win and keep possession of the ball.

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Richmond Synergy’s Ellie Reid splits a pair of Surrey-Guildford defenders for a scoring chance during her team’s 2-1 victory on Sunday at Hugh Boyd Park in U15 Metro Selects League action. Up front, Natalie Cooke, Riley Elmes, Varsha Gill, Alex Heroux, Claire Reynolds and Claire Siqueira have provided a consistent and constant threat to score

at all times. After a well-deserved holiday break, Synergy will resume their pursuit of the Metro Select League championship in January.

The team is also looking forward to competing in the B.C. Coastal Cup in April and hope to be back on home turf for the finals in May.

Kajaks takes top honours in Lower Mainland cross-country series The Kajak’s have captured the prestigious Lower Mainland Cross-Country Running Series. Led by Captain J.J.Schmidt, the Kajaks competed in eight races, including

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Individual Kajak’s age group series winners were Rachel Ruus, Gihan Wickremasuriya, Steve Hosford and John Caruso. Runners-up included: Fred Pawluk and Schmidt.

Other participants contributing points to the team’s first place finish were Christopher Maika, Jake Madderom, George Agnew, Stephanie Ossienbrink, Jerod Hume and Jean Michel Chevalier.

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McNeill Ravens batted the host Delta Pacers in last weekend’s Grade 8 boys invitational basketball tournament in Ladner. The Ravens dropped a narrow 47-43 decision. Josh Igancio was named to the tournament all-star team.

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Perfect start to season includes tournament win for Wildcats

McMath Wildcats Bantam girls basketball team continued an impressive start to its season by capturing their own invitational tournament last weekend. The hosts opened with a 35-13 victory over Magee, then rollled to a 52-20 win over city rival Cambie Crusaders. That set the stage for a terrific final as McMath held off Cloverdale’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 35-34. Arielle Murad was named the tournament’s most valuable player. She also was selected player of the game in the

final. Georgia Booker (Cambie) and Alina Badyal (Magee) also earned player of the game awards. Rounding out the Wildcats roster are: Emma Pickering, Taylor Acob, Mikaela Paine, Ayden Weber, Natasha Chow, Alyssa Mae Sta Maria, Aaliya Johal, Sammy Narduzzi, Teya Wijayakoon, Hallie Thompson, Tianna Sidgwick and Mahara Gibson. The Wildcats are now 8-0 overall on the season, including 3-0 in Richmond league play.

Thank you for your continued support of our neighbours in need. Over 1500 Richmond residents use the food bank every week.

Thomas swims to Canadian record at Worlds

Richmond’s Noemie Thomas broke a national record three times en route to a near podium finish at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Thomas shaved her own national record down to 25.60 seconds in the 50-metre butterfly final, but fell just 0.05 seconds outside the medals. The 16-year-old was still pleased with her fourth-place finish at her first ever

senior international meet. “It was really interesting, my first final at my first senior international competition. It was good, I’m happy with a best time,” Thomas said. “Obviously 0.05, it’s so close to (a medal) but it’s a learning experience.” In the qualifying heats, Thomas set the new Canadian mark with a clocking of 25.76 in her first race, then matched the time in the semi-finals.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pauline, loving wife, sister, and Nonnie, after a short battle with cancer. Pauline is predeceased by her parents George and Dora Garland of Sydney, Australia. She is survived by her husband of 31 years Alan, stepson Craig (Charlene), beloved grandsons Evan and David, step daughter Cathy (Geordon) and baby due in February, twin brother Donald, (Marie-Jo), sister Beverley (John) and extended family throughout Australia, England, U.S. and Canada. Pauline immigrated to Canada December 16, 1969 and worked for many years as a RN at the B.C. Cancer Agency. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all who knew her. With her encouraging smile and positive attitude she cheered many a friend or family member. Celebration of Pauline’s life to be held December 29, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond B.C. In lieu of flowers please donate to Rotary Hospice House 6460 #4 Road, Richmond B.C. V6Y 2S9, or the charity of your choice.

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GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

6012

Farms/Ranches Sale

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

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

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

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

For Sale by Owner

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

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

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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 SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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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

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 308- 6560 Buswell St, (buzz#38) Open House Sun Dec 23rd, 12-3pm, 849sf apt, closed in balc, $239K obo, courtesy to agents.

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

6020-06

Chilliwack

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

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

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 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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Get ambitious. For several weeks, you’ll interface with bosses, parents, authorities (e.g., judges) and VIPs. These people wield the power to change your career and status in life – which are going to change anyway, over this and the next decade. But it’s better, usually, if you make those changes. You might receive a “deep hint” of this late this week and early next. Chase money Sunday/Monday – luck rides with you! Errands, details, paperwork Tuesday/Wednesday: you surprise higher-ups. Head for home Thursday (careful with career, electricity this day) to Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: A gentle, insightful, compassionate mood has stolen over you, and will remain for several weeks. Until late January, plunge into intellectual activities (school, publishing, law, religion, etc.) and travel, cultural venues and love. You shine and attract admirers Sunday/Monday. A love affair with life-mate potential could start – make sure there isn’t a “third party.” Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday – a “surprise” could enliven Christmas Day – drive carefully. Casual friends, siblings, conversations and short trips fill Thursday (careful driving, again) to Saturday. You’re loved! Gemini May 21-June 20: Delve beneath surface appearances; answers lie below. Your sexual, financial instincts rise to the surface during the weeks ahead. Be ethical, avoid extramarital temptations. Many things are changing: health, lifestyle, investments or financial arrangements, tax approaches, perhaps intimate loyalties. Work with these changes – see which way events are flowing, and veer that way. You have a lot of courage in these zones – allowing you, for example, to nudge another into intimacy. Rest, lie low Sunday/Monday. Your energy and charm rise Tuesday/Wednesday – start something important.

For Sale by Owner

6015

Surrey

6015

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

6008-28

6008

New Westminster

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

6008-26

6008

Cancer June 21-July 22: Relationships fill the weeks ahead. You might meet your true love. You might experience a growing chasm in your marriage. You might, through struggle and insight, bond more deeply with your spouse. These three possibilities fill the 11 years ahead, and will be highlighted every January. (This year, the emphasis peaks earlier, Dec. 27 to 30.) On other fronts,opportunities/changes arise in business partnerships/associations, relocation, contract negotiations and public dealings. Avoid litigation. Joy, Sunday/Monday. Rest, plan midweek. Charge forth Thursday p.m. onward. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The month ahead brings chores, health issues and duties to dependents. Oh well, just slog through. Eat, dress and sleep healthfully. You might find your duties are changing; some end, others begin, especially around Dec. 27 to 30. (If you need to protest or alter some of these changes, or need to grab any tiger by the tail, do so Dec. 31, when you’re in “winning mode.”) A domestic situation might also be involved. Be ambitious (but reject power-play temptations) Sunday/Monday – success awaits! Socialize midweek: popularity, joy enter. Retreat, rest Thursday to Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: You’ve entered a strong romantic, creative, pleasurable, speculative and child-oriented zone, to last to late January. You face changes in these areas (highlighted Dec. 27-30) – a quick or talkative (and certainly mildly evasive/ shy) person could be involved, could be the “new love.” If so, good – such people represent your future in the relationship zone. These are not dire changes, but good ones, prompting you to open up, to communicate in a different but beneficial way. Wisdom, gentle love for everyone, Sunday/Monday. Be ambitious midweek. Joy, social delights late week!

Houses - Sale

6020-01

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

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

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

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

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Dec. 23 - Dec. 29, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead focuses on home, kids, nutrition, real estate, foundations, security and retirement. In late November you faced an “angry day” – it triggered change and friction in this domestic arena, and since, has interfered with an ongoing love affair or marital situation. Now the changes deepen, especially around Dec. 27-30. DON’T move into a new abode, nor begin co-habiting with someone, before this Wednesday. This day ends the “breakup” influence, and starts a loving, romantic one. Secrets, finances lucky early week. Love, wisdom midweek. Ambition, Thursday onward. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The weeks ahead feature errands, short trips, casual friends and siblings, details, reports, paperwork and communications – you handle these well. This is a busy but not important time, so relax. Relationships fill Sunday/ Monday – events go well, but look at the larger picture: are you marching into a subtle trap? Secrets, sensual urges and high finance fill midweek: success mixes with disruptions, so remain alert. Don’t buy high-tech before Wednesday. Until Feb. 1, be gentle at home, contain temper – DON’T buy a new home or move into one. Thursday on, gentle love, wisdom. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Pursue money, buy/sell, chase a sensual link, and rely on your memory for the next four weeks. Trust surface appearances, statements – suspicion or seeking “more depth” will only lead to delay, disappointment (and perhaps a personal rift). Tackle chores Sunday/Monday – you’ll succeed with ease. Relationships brighten Tuesday/Wednesday, but they can also be disrupted – you have to choose between possessiveness/money and pleasure/ romance. Depths arrive Thursday eve to Saturday: investigate. Deep change is slowly coming to your income, up or down. See it, make adjustments.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma, clout and effectiveness are high, your sense of timing “right on,” this week and the next few. Start important projects, schedule meetings, make contact, ask favours. You’ll impress potential amours – especially Sunday/Monday, when your own romantic urges surge. But in this, and in any creative or speculative venture, be aware, look far down the road: is the present “win” a win forever, or a step toward a larger, subtle dead-end? Tackle chores midweek, but take care with electricity, computers. Relationships arise Thursday onward: be calm, smile. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Weariness arrives. For several weeks, lie low, rest, contemplate and plan. Interface with civil servants, head office, and institutions (including schools, banks). Your inner life is undergoing a long, slow and complete transformation, ending in 2023. But seen from the outside, you are undergoing less change than anyone else. Your home and family, security and retirement zones meet immediate success Sunday/Monday – but ultimate success can prove elusive. Romance lures you Tuesday/Wednesday – it can be a bumpy affair, so proceed cautiously. Tackle chores Thursday onward. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A quiet, private, deep, serious wish will come true over the four weeks ahead. Your deepest wish could be to understand a longlasting puzzle. For example, say you thought you’d been “deserted” by a father type, while in reality you were undercut by a mother type. If so, you see the truth. In any case, a family member wants to make amends, to heal a rift. You might spy a clue about this Tuesday afternoon/eve. Otherwise, this is a grand time of social delights, happiness, optimism and entertainment. Errands, Monday/Tuesday. Home comforts midweek. Romance, happy kids, Thursday on. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808

A36 December 21, 2012 The Richmond News

REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $565,000 Hot Price! Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

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6020

Houses - Sale

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

Surrey

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

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

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

6020-22

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622

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

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

(Paul Simon)

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

Need to buy or sell a home? !"/% ") ., 0"+) ") "/ .(, #(-,-/)$$% '1-++"&$% -%+* GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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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

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

Out Of Town Property

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

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

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

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

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

6025

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

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

6030

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

Industrial/ Commercial

6050

Lots & Acreage

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

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

Out Of Town Property

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

6050

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

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

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

Lots & Acreage

Tsawwas.

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

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

6020-52

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

6030

Surrey

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

6020-38 CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

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

6020-34

6020-36

126/70 AVE 3500sf megahome 7br 6ba 2 suites rec room 7200 sf lot $709,900 778-895-0997 see uSELLaHOME.com id5644 CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

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

Houses - Sale

Surrey CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

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

6020

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

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

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

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

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

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

Recreation Property

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

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

The Richmond News December 21, 2012 A37

REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE Recreation Property

6065

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

6065

8015

Recreation Property

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

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

8055

8060

Houses - Rent

4 BR, 2.5 bath, 1 garage, Gilbert Cr. nr school, ns, np, avail NOW $2000+utils. 604-275-2629

6508

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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West Rich, 4 BR, 2lvl, 1/2 dup, 2250sf, 2.5ba, new paint, 4 appls, carpet, $1760, 604-274-9921

6508

Apt/Condos

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

RENTALS 604-271-4012

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Concrete

8068

Demolition

Apna Demolition & Excavation Ltd.

Apt/Condos

Inquire about

HOLIDAY PRICING! 10951 MORTFIELD RD. RICHMOND

9555 KILBY Dr, new reno, 5B, 2.5Ba, 2,850sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2,800 now, call Eric (604)723-7368

Cleaning

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

RENTALS 6540

Professional Service & Satisfaction Guaranteed ~ Mohammed ~ FOR HIRE: Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators, Dump Trucks Supply of Sand, Gravel, Top Soil, Back Fill Material & Drain Tile

C: 604-715-9199 • E: digman@shaw.ca

8087

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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.

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

RENTALS 604-275-2664 rentals@caprent.com

8160

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.

For AnythingYard Related!

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604-626-1054

Suites/Partial Houses

8195

1 BR ste on main in new house, own laundry, nr bus/shops, $950. Nr Steveston & #4, 604-551-7007

6620

8220

9102

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Plumbing

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

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

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

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

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.

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

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

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

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

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

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

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

5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES

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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

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

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1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

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

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

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Domestic

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

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Collectibles & Classics

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AUTOMOTIVE 9129

Luxury Cars

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

Boats

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051 2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9160 2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

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Sports & Imports

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

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

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

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

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376 2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

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

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

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

9145

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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 2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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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

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.

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

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2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

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

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

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

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

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

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

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1999 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 door, maroon, 148K, aircared, runs well, $2000, 604-946-2462

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

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 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

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

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2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

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