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Errington puts a face to its fence Student make self potraits in style of children’s literary artist Todd Parr BY ALAN CAMPBELL
For the last couple of months, students of Errington Elementary have been putting their best faces forward to make their playground a sight for sore eyes. Encouraged by the example of other Richmond schools, staff decided to hand their 225 students the challenge of creating fence art based on characters from books written and illustrated by Todd Parr. With the help of different traces, every student designed and painted his or her own face in Parr-style. “I had seen fence art at other schools, so I brought along the idea when I came here as a new principal in October (2011),” said Mike Murray. Staff embraced the concept; the project
was launched the following March and finalized over the winter break. Eager to ensure their fence art would stand out, the choice for Parr’s work was “a no-brainer” since his illustrations are bright, colourful and simplistic. “We wanted something simple enough for kids of all ages to complete,” explained Murray. As for the author himself, he was pleasantly surprised by the school’s initiative. “He thanked us for thinking of him. He was honoured and couldn’t wait to see it,” Murray proudly stated. What makes the fence art even more valuable is its link with literacy, one of the basic school goals. “This way we bring literacy to life. The kids look at the books and base their art on them; it’s nice to be able to make that con-
nection for the children,” said Murray. The principal added students were very excited to participate in the project and to finally see their own work revealed. In addition, the process has been a great way to perk up the once dreary playground. The fence art project would not have been possible without the support of Lowes, who generously donated wood and paint, and local Steveston resident Bill Widdess. The retired firefighter and artist volunteered his spare time to cut out all the different shapes. As the playground has been turned into a nice and enjoyable place for both students and the community at large, the school has its eye on the next step: raising funds to replace the ageing playground structure. A campaign will be developed and launched within the next six months.
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Addiction service’s gamble pays off RASS in better financial health after ending contract
BY ALAN CAMPBELL
They have dedicated their careers to helping people in times of trouble. For the last year, however, Richmond Addiction Services (RASS) has had to dig deep internally to fight its own financial battles, making some tough calls along the journey. After deciding it could no longer maintain a provincial contract to counsel gambling addicts — which was draining thousands of dollars from the society — RASS found itself having to find more than $150,000 in scarce funding. That’s when it had to take matters into its own hands, trawling the grant world to secure $25,000 here and $28,000 there in a bid to make up the shortfall. They succeeded by doing more with much less. But it came at a price with RASS — a nonprofit society focused on treating and preventing addiction — having to lay off a couple of staff members last year to survive. Now, nine months after being forced to give up the provincial contract, RASS is a leaner, meaner machine and even boasts a better financial position than in its dark days of 2012. “We had to lay off two staff and had to reduce our administrative hours significantly,” said Rick Dubras, RASS’ executive director, who spoke to city council this week about how the society has turned things around. “We had to become very, very lean. I’m the only manager and it puts a lot of strain on certain aspects of the operation. But we’re in better shape than last year. “We’ve had to find alternative funds and find new grants and that means much more administration. We’ve had to be so creative in the last year with finding funding and streamlining all of
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Rick Dubras, Richmond Addiction Services’ executive director, has had to be creative over the last year, having to plug a $115,000 funding gap after the society was forced to pass on its provincial contract to help gambling addicts. our operations and services.” Funding for RASS comes primarily from Vancouver Coastal Health for its clinical programs and a portion of the prevention programs also.
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aggravated assault. Hiscoe is also charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. At about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, a 21-year-old man was stabbed a number of times outside the Denny’s in the Marpole area. At the time, police said they believed it was a targeted attack.
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Accounting clerk accused of fraud A former City of Vancouver treasurer, who took more than $217,000 in taxpayer funds, is once again accused of stealing money from his employer, this time in Richmond. Sante “Sandy” Antonio Maddalena, 58, was charged with fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 in Richmond Provincial
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Continued from page 3 But with the loss of the gaming addiction contract — which is now contracted out privately — Dubras admitted the focus on gambling addiction has been reduced. “Our concern is that we no longer know all about what’s going on in the community and if we don’t know, the city doesn’t know,” he said, referring to a long-standing partnership the society has had with the city in tackling problem gambling. “The partnership was forged to make sure the casino was doing no harm to the city. “We were there to manage the consequences and to make sure the community has access to the right services.” Dubras said, for example, debt counselors would refer people to RASS for help. Now, they phone the gambling hotline and will get referred to help from there. “Is that better or worse? We don’t really know, that’s the problem,” added Dubras. “It’s always best to have the one-stop-shop that we offered. We could monitor it and deal
with it accordingly. “Some people also prefer building up a personal relationship.” One of the many challenges faced by RASS over the last year has been the drop in “contacts” made with people. “One of the ways we track our contacts is at events, the amount of people we come into contact with, the amount of people who attend the events,” said Dubras. “This has decreased because we’ve lost the staff to evaluate these figures.” With every cloud there is, of course, the proverbial silver lining. At RASS that takes the shape of energy being switched over to prevention and education in the city’s school system. RASS aims to ramp up community outreach with a number of addiction prevention initiatives planned for 2013. “We need to continue to break down the stigma and our funders are always looking for us to produce new ways to deal with the addictions, so the work never stops,” said Dubras.
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Third man violates firearms ban Gang member involved with 2007 Dover Park shooting arrested in Richmond
A third man with gang ties has been charged with violating a firearms prohibition in connection with a Dec. 19 trip to a Port Coquitlam gun range. Donggu Kevin Woo was arrested in Richmond on Tuesday and charged for allegedly target shooting last month, Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Surrey resident is wellknown to police, Houghton said. He was with fellow gangsters Matin Bin Laden Pouyan, 31, and Bi Dong Lam, 25 at Port Coquitlam’s DVC Indoor Shooting Range just before Christmas. The trio is linked to the United Nations gang. All three were scheduled to appear in Vancouver Provincial Court Thursday. Pouyan was arrested and charged with illegal gun possession after a Wild West shootout in Richmond’s Dover Park in early 2007. He pleaded guilty in September 2007, getting a two-year sentence.
When Pouyan was convicted in 2007, he was already under a lifetime firearms ban handed to him after he opened fire in a crowded Abbotsford nightclub on Valentine’s Day 2004. Woo was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking in Vancouver in 2007 and received an eight-month conditional sentence and a 10-year firearms prohibition. He also has a conviction in 2008 for breach of court-ordered conditions. All three were watched by gang police as they visited the shooting range. All those who use the facility sign a waiver saying they have no prohibitions or other legal impediments preventing their use of the range’s firearms. Pouyan and Lam were arrested Dec. 21. At the time, Pouyan had four separate court orders banning his use of guns, while Lam had just one dating back to a 2007 conviction for break and enter during a home invasion. — Vanvouver Sun
Clerk: Previously guilty of $217,000 theft Continued from page 3 It is alleged that, from at least 2004 to 2006, Maddalena overpaid himself by manipulating the company’s payroll records before they were submitted to the
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security and humanitarian missions, according to a government news release issued Wednesday. The data will help the Canadian military, the Canadian Coast Guard, and other federal departments in monitoring remote areas of the country and all coasts, according to the government. The satellites will also support ecosystem and water-quality monitoring, wetlands mapping, and disaster management both in Canada and internationally. In Canada the data will be “critical for disaster mitigation, warning, response and recovery,” the news release said. “Disaster types supported include flood monitoring and relief, oil spills, changes in the permafrost in northern Canada, volcano and earthquake warning, and hurricane monitoring.” The data will also be marketed to commercial users in sectors such as resource management and environmental consulting. The RCM satellites will be the successor to MDA’s Radarsat-2 satellite, launched in 2007. The RCM project has been described as a critical strategic asset by its backers. MDA’s co-founder and former president, John MacDonald, argued in The Vancouver Sun last year that the Harper government would jeopardize its ability to assert Canadian Arctic sovereignty if funding wasn’t provided. “Currently, Canada’s ability to view the North is handled by the Radarsat-2 satellite, which was never intended to provide either the volume or timeliness of data the Canadian government now needs as it manages sovereignty issues and keeps track of environmental impacts in the North,” he argued. “If Canada fails to complete the Radarsat Constellation Mission project in a timely manner the U.S. and perhaps others will move quickly to launch Arctic surveillance satellites rather than piggyback on the RCM project.”
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HEN news broke early Sunday morning that a tentative agreement had been reached between the millionaire-club players’ association and the billionaire-club National Hockey League owners, local fan reaction was curiously muted. Of course there was not much to cheer about on the ice while the pros stayed off it for more than three months. The Vancouver Giants have been uncharacteristically bad this season and Team Canada was hugely disappointing at the World Juniors. The shortened season will see the Canucks play only teams from their own conference. The decision makes business sense, but once again the fans are the losers — no Montreal, no Leafs and Brian Burke to jeer, no Sidney Crosby, not even a sighting of the one who got away: Cody Hodgson. Against that backdrop, why would diehard Canucks fans again invest their emotions in a team that has yet to win it all? It’s difficult for non-sports lovers to comprehend how deflating the Canucks exit from the first round of the playoffs was to loyal fans last year. The team was supposedly deeper and tougher than the one that lost to Boston the previous year. In the end, it was neither. That slough of despond might have been replaced with optimism last summer had a major trade taken place with the movement of Roberto Luongo. But we’re still waiting on that. Now, Canucks ownership need to do more than paint a “thank you,” on the ice — especially while charging full price to watch what should be pre-season games. Free seats or winning the Stanley Cup are obvious remedies.
Pipe dream benefits who? The Editor, Re: “City demands meeting with BC ministers,” News, Jan. 9 After reading your article on the proposed fuel pipeline my husband and I strongly question the logic and benefits of the VAFFC pipeline as currently proposed. Two questions come to mind: who stands to benefit from it, and who will ultimately bear most of the risks and liabilities? Many years ago my husband was certified by the NFPA in fire safety and understands all too well that jet fuel is an extremely volatile, toxic cocktail of high octane gasoline, kerosene, alcohol and other petro-chemical additives. This proposal would have this explosively, flammable substance flowing in the ground beneath our community. We live in a seismically active region where underground water and sewer line breaks are common. What guarantees does the City of Richmond have, if any, from the proponent (VAFFC) that the pipeline will not fail. If it does, the costs for the City of Richmond will be enormous. Property values anywhere near the spill would suffer and exposure to toxic chemicals could significantly impact residents. As residents of Richmond we do not wish to live with the threat of a preventable man-made disaster hanging over our heads and under our feet. Yet, the ministers of the current Liberal BC government did not care enough about the health and safety of Richmond residents to include two of the City of Richmond’s requests in the Table of Conditions. One was for a fire station near the tank farm and the other for a fire boat on the Fraser River. Both of these expectations were highly reasonable and practical. The omission of these requests in the Table of Conditions by Terry Lake and Rich Coleman, BC’s ministers of environment and energy respectively, makes one ask whose interests are they representing with regard to this issue? This pipeline proposal is a potential nightmare scenario for Richmond yet the current provincial government has declined to send a copy of the full report and recommendation to the City of Richmond. Who is looking out for our interests? Both the Liberal MLA from Richmond Centre and the Conservative MP for Richmond, Alice Wong, seem absent from this discussion. Mary Anne Samwald Richmond
Happy New Year, er, relatively I’d like to wish you a happy New Year. but I’m not sure it’s still appropriate. Of course, the “happy” part is appropriate. It’s always appropriate to wish happiness — except maybe depending on the words you use to express the sentiment and the context in which they are delivered. For instance, you might want to think twice about wishing happiness on anyone during a barroom brawl or any other situation in which you may be misconstrued as being insincere. But I digress. It’s the newness of the year that puts me in a questioning mood on this drizzly, dismal (might we call it “drizmal”?) morning. How long does the New Year stay new? At what point does the New Year simply become just a new year. Is there a pre-adult period? When does it reach middle age? And at precisely what point in our journey around the sun does the year officially grow old? As leap days in leap years are always inserted relatively early in the journey, will this ordinary year grow old more quickly than last year, a leap year? Or do both leap and regular years grow old at the same rate, with every fourth year - like some of us - just getting older than others at the end? Or do we measure the
progression of age through each year the way that we do with people? Do some years grow old before their time? Do some seem to retain their youth, regardless of the length of the journey? Look around you, and you’ll see people who personify the crux of this curiosity. I have a 98-year-old father (actually, closer to 98-and-a-half - and yes, it’s worth counting) who is younger than most people I know who are half his age. He has more trouble getting around than he used to. And he doesn’t hear — or see — as well as he did just few decades ago. But people who meet him are almost always impressed more by his youth than they are by his age. I’ve got to figure some years are like that. For instance, I felt that the past year was unusually old by the time it finally died and left us with its 2013 hatchling. And I don’t believe it had anything to do with that paltry extra day apportioned to the leap year — taking it slightly more than one quarter of one per
cent past a normal year’s life expectancy. That’s like a Canadian living 80.9 years instead of the national average of 80.7 years (an extra 72 days - not even two and a half months). Or it would be like someone in Swaziland living 39.7 years, instead of the average 39.6 (an extra 39 days). Women have a fourand-a-half-year edge on us men here in Canada, with the average between the sexes giving us life expectancy about 20 per cent ahead of the world average (10th place overall). Meanwhile life expectancy for men in Swaziland is actually a half-year longer than for women, averaging them into second-tolast place (Mozambique’s outlook is even more dismal), and precisely 40 per cent below the world average. Perhaps it is the realization of such differences between most of the world and those of us lucky enough to live in the airy heights of Global One Per Cent society that makes a year like the past one grow old so quickly. Come to think of it, thoughts like these threaten to hasten the aging process for 2013, too. I’ve got to stopping thinking about it. or maybe. we should consider doing something about it. Bob Groeneveld is the editor of the Langley Advance.
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Keeping the Fraser flowing Full of thanks
The Editor, I noted Otto Langer’s letter to the editor (“Dredging up old rhetoric” Letters Jan. 4), and wonder if he’d just like to see the Fraser River all sanded in with no more commercial activity on it. Talk about rhetoric – if Langer would look at our historic use of the river and the jobs it once provided – he’d remember that it was an economic artery for all riverfront municipalities. So keeping key channels open for public and commercial access is still a pressing need. Ask any commercial fisherman, or longshoreworker, or recreational boater.
This is “our” Fraser River – and we need it to continue to be an active part of our economic growth. And of course – we need to be diligent about protecting its environmental values. That’s a critical part of the Fraser. So hats off to the municipalities of Richmond and Delta, who are contributing to the dredging dollars – and to the BC government (including Minister Yap) and Port Metro and MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay for making this happen. Fred Scott P.Eng. Richmond, BC
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The Editor, I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Langer’s letter to the editor “Dredging up old rhetoric,” Letters, Jan. 4 As your readers may recall, Mr. Langer’s letter expressed his concern regarding my availability to meet to explain my position on certain issues facing our community. Mr. Langer and his colleague Carol Day are both prominent members of local group, VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond). This group is strongly opposed to a proposed jet fuel pipeline to YVR. Mr. Langer would have your paper and its thoughtful
readers believe that I have not been willing to discuss his concerns with him directly. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last month, I was looking forward to a meeting with Ms. Day who advised my office that Mr. Langer would also be in attendance. For reasons yet to be explained, Mr. Langer chose not to attend that meeting where he would have received insight surrounding several issues that he was wanting addressed. Sadly, an apparent political agenda has trumped Mr. Langer’s opportunity to separate fact from rhetoric. John Yap MLA for Richmond-Steveston
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The Editor, A belated letter to express my thanks and appreciation to the “C” shift at # 1 Fire Hall in Richmond. On Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. I was on Granville Avenue driving west on my way to visit my wife at Richmond Hospital. At the light on Gilbert Road my car broke down. Being handicapped, I had trouble getting out and opening the hood. A gentleman asked me if I needed help. While talking, I noticed a group of firefighters coming to help. They pushed my car to the Fire Hall parking lot. I asked if I could use their phone to call BCAA for a battery. I was told by BCAA it would be a one to two hour wait. I told the firefighters I was worried about my wife and asked if I could leave my car there, as I would get my walker and walk to the hospital. A fireman said, “Hold it. I will be right back.” Back he came and told me they would get my walker, put it in the chief’s car and take me to see my wife. I know it’s late, but it’s never too late to offer thanks and gratitude for such kindness. So to “C” shift and all you firefighters, I wish you a safe and happy new year and may you always walk in the sun. Also, thanks to the staff on 4 North and Ron Laing at Opertune Auto John Danes, Richmond
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The Editor, After a 10 year absence from driving the city`s main road, I decided it was time to man up and get with the program. If No. 5 Road is called the “Highway to Heaven” then No. 3 Road should be called the “Highway to Hell.” Only a demented town planner could come up with such a terrifying experience. That I could enter at Granville Avenue at a biological age of 70 and exit at Bridgeport Road at a biological age of 90 is a miracle in itself — but it happened. A journey down No. 5 Road is like a pleasant Sunday drive in a pastoral setting, whereas a drive down No. 3 Road is like a wild chaotic ride through a red light district on a Saturday night, with buses making left hand turns from the right lane, to some drivers braking for green lights and other drivers accelerating through yellow ones. Red lights seem to be a concern only for some drivers while VIP`s (very important pedestrians) can do what ever they want. My fond memories of Richmond include ditches big enough to hide a bus in, a bracing walk past a farmers field covered in manure, to the reassuring aroma of Steveston`s fish plants during herring season. This new Richmond is just too much for me, and I wonder where will it ever end. After 45 years here it may be time to cash in my chips and follow the “Highway to Heaven!” Alan Halliday, Richmond
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DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL RECIPIENTS
Naval vets march to the beat of bygone days BY ANNE FLEUR KAMST Special to the News
Few words are needed for Ted Shale and Ian Michie, who have let music do the talking for most of their lives. Their young days filled with notes, rhythms and beats, they were part of one band after another, including in times of war when music equalled hope for light at the end of the tunnel. Eager to keep memories of those difficult days alive, they both ended up with the Vancouver Naval Veterans Band. In recognition of their contribution to that unique group, the Vancouver Naval Veterans Association recently awarded the Richmond residents with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. Shale, 87, a trumpeter, co-founded the Naval Veterans Band with fellow men who served during the Second World War, while Michie, a month shy of turning 86, joined in at a later stage as a musical arranger. “I heard they needed someone to arrange their music, and I could only think of three people, including myself. The others weren’t really interested, so it fell on me,” laughed Michie. Younger naval veterans and civilian musicians were gradually added to the band to preserve its heritage, yet “if it wasn’t for Ian, the band would be non-existing,” said Shale. “He transposed and arranged many tunes so we could play them, maybe not always to his liking,” he joked. Two decades of performing military songs later, the band currently unites 21 musical men of different backgrounds and ages; while the youngest member is a 32-year-old music teacher, the oldest is a veteran about to hit the age of 90. “Never put an age to friendship,” said Shale’s son Glenn, who joined the band himself back in 1992, when he gave in to his father’s persuasion. “We all seem to get along, because it’s the love for music that pulls everyone together.” That passion has been a constant compan-
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Naval veterans Ian Michie (left) and Ted Shale recently received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals for their service to the Vancouver Naval Veterans Band. ion on the band members’ journey through life. While Shale’s love for music was fuelled by his father’s knowledge of the melodeon, Michie taught himself a tune on the piano at the age of 13. At the same young age they discovered the beauty of music, they were introduced to the harshness of war. Shale joined the Winnipeg Grenadiers at barely 15, later served for the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, and eventually went on to sign up with the Royal Canadian Navy. “When the first battalion of the Grenadiers was mobilized overseas, my dad didn’t approve because of my age. It’s ironic that I ended up in Hong Kong anyway, since I could have been a prisoner of war or dead a few years before,” Shale said. Michie on the other hand, served in the Royal Air Force from 1945 to 1948, and later became a chemist researcher. In those times of war, music turned out
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to be an inviting remedy to lift their spirits. As such, Michie recalled playing small-sized, improvised concerts for his fellow RAF-members. “I’m the sort of person, if there’s any opportunity to play music, I play it,” he said. That trait led him to sign up for the Richmond Legion Community Band in 1973, right after he moved back to Canada from his native country England. Although he started off playing a flugelhorn, he ended up with a tuba. “Then there’s nowhere else to go, it’s as big as you can get,” he quipped. Due to health issues, Michie left the Legion in 2011 and has not performed with the Naval Band for a couple of years, although he remains an honorary member. As for Shale, he still attends practice twice a week and is a regular performer with the unit. “I plan to do this for as long as I can,” he
said. “I really enjoy the comradeship.” Moreover, moving around with the band has left him marvelling nostalgically at his past; he referred to a trip to Halifax a few years ago when recounting the memory he cherishes most. “I hadn’t been there since the war, and I had left on a troop ship. When I went back, I had been around the world. I felt quite nostalgic; a lot of things had changed since the first time I was there,” he said. It is also the music that allows the men to travel back in time. “The music stimulates memories, because it’s of my time. You start thinking and it brings back so much,” explained Shale. Michie agreed, adding, “In the music of our time, there’s a message I can understand.” While they both believe the tunes remembering the World Wars mostly impress military groups or cadets, they said they hope their music “cheers people up”, regardless of the audience. When asked what effect their musical skills had on the women they came across, Michie laughingly brushed off the question. His wife Peggy, however, did admit music did the magic. “We met at a tuba gig. I figured he was looking at me the whole time, but it turned out he was just staring into the crowd. He played a lot of piano too, I thought that was neat.” Yet music seemed to have left the greatest impression on themselves. Shale indicated the recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy as the highlight of his musical career; proud to participate in the gathering of mass bands, he was surrounded by other naval bands representing World War II. For Michie, it was winning the Canadian Forces Millennium Parade Music Competition for a march he composed. “We were flown to Ottawa for the performance, it was one of the best experiences of my life too,” said his wife Peggy. Instead, Ian let the silence speak for itself, staring in the distance with a proud sparkle in his eyes. Math French
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Donating blood can save lives. According to Canadian Blood Services, approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. That’s why they’re encouraging people to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile that’s coming to the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Donors are asked to book their appointment in advance. To register to donate blood or
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Touchstone’s Restorative Justice Program in collaboration with Peace of the Circle is pleased to announce training in Peacemaking Circles with Dr. Evelyn Zellerer. The two-day workshop will take place on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Touchstone Family Association, 209-6411 Buswell St. The cost is $200. To register, contact 604-279-5599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.peaceofthecircle.com/ events/peacemaking-circle-training-2/.
The Clan MacLeod Society of Greater Vancouver presents its 23rd Annual Robbie Burns Luncheon, Jan. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond Winter Club — 5540 Hollybridge Way. Adults $35, children 6-12 years & students $20 and wee ones free. It’s a great way to celebrate Scottish heritage, with traditional Burns stories and toasts, haggis, “taters and neeps”, buffet bruncheon, piping, dancing and music. RSVP by Jan. 10 to email@example.com or by calling Edie at 604-937-0958.
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Dying to laugh
Jennifer Perrin balances her day job as a funeral director with comedy roles on stage BY BENJAMIN YONG Special to the News
Many comedians claim they practice dark humour, but few can say they are funeral directors by day like Jennifer Perrin. Currently starring in the Queen Arts Society production The Gay Mafia at the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver, the Richmond Secondary grad also runs the Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium. “I have two personalities — my funeral directing side and my comedy which gives balance to my life. I deal with death and grief everyday,” said Perrin. Perrin got into funeral services by chance in 2006. Working around the clock for a production company at the time, she was head-hunted by a company who offered her a competitive salary and stable work schedule, so she bit. “I started as a morgue assistant, I couldn’t handle working in the morgue every day. It takes a certain type of stomach,” she said. An assistant manager position later became available
which she successfully applied for. Her foray into the world of comedic acting also happened a bit by chance. Perrin said she grew up as an introvert and about five years ago decided to finally come out of her shell. “I used to go to Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) all the time and I just loved it. I was very shy, very reserved and I found it hard to speak in front of a group. I started taking improv classes and going to shows and eventually I was picked up by VTSL. They took a chance on me,” said Perrin. In addition to being a member of the VTS Rookie League, she is also a member of Second Storey Theatre and a recent addition to the Bobbers, a Vancouver-based queer comedy troupe. In The Gay Mafia, where a group of characters try to inherit the Don’s chair by being funnier than the other characters, Perrin plays the hit woman known as “The Nun.” The Gay Mafia plays until tomorrow night and tickets are still available at www.jerichoartscentre.com
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Got a new tablet for Christmas and want to do some reading on it? Haidee O’Brien, librarian at Brighouse Library, demonstrates the ease of downloading an ebook from the Richmond library onto your iPad. The next public demo is Jan. 15 at 3 p.m., but librarians are available to assist you in person or by phone.
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Community Keeping local history alive Old Richmond disappears, but not our memories
The old Safeway at the corner of No. 3 Road and Westminster Hwy. marked the start of old Richmond’s shopping district.
Last summer I heard a lecture at the University of B.C. about the importance of preserving family records and the increasing difficulty of doing so, since most informal records are now created electronically and quickly deleted. Future social historians will be deprived of a rich source. There’s a little lesson in ancient philosophy to be had in the etymology of record. The word derives
and there from the along the west Latin verb Sabine side of No. 3, “recordare,” Eicher but most of composed of the land was “re” (back, given over to again) and fields grow“cor” (heart), IN OTHER WORDS ing vegetables meaning to – picked by remember, students durthink over, be ing summer holidays. mindful of. But what does The shopping district heart have to do with all began at No. 3 Road and this? Westminster Highway. Well, in Aristotle’s time, Safeway stood where many believed the heart to be the seat not only of emo- London Drugs now stands. On the other side of No. tions but also of thought, 3 was the Shell gas staequivalent to the mind. tion (currently the site of In addition to family VanCity). records, another kind of Super-Valu was across record is under threat – the Westminster Highway from visual record, by which I Safeway – it’s now the site refer to the pictures stored of CIBC – and further down in our mind, especially No. 3 were McCue’s Drugs those of places. and a Five-and-Ten-Cents These mental pictures store. Mr. Gung, the tailor, are invaluable, not least of had his premises at the corall because they are often ner of Saba Road. tinged with sensations that Does anyone remember can’t be captured by photothe Brighouse Café (its forgraphs. mer site now an empty lot Our surroundings are behind Brighouse Station), ephemeral, a word that the Dairy Queen (banana comes from the Greek split for 50¢) on what’s now “ephemeros,” which means Richmond Centre’s parklasting one day. The scene ing lot, and just north of the is continually changing. Dairy Queen the gigantic Houses are reduced to Skookum Slide? rubble in a matter of hours. What my visual memWhole areas are being ory hadn’t recorded were obliterated. And if we don’t record them, also our mental all the car dealerships formerly along that stretch of pictures will eventually be No. 3 Road. I happened to lost. see them in photographs I like to wander in my from the 1950s disimagination along a route I played at Richmond City often walked in the 1960s, Archives. The Archives’ when we lived on Leslie extraordinarily helpful Road. To reach Brighouse I’d head west and turn south Dan Farrell told me the images are also available on No. 3 Road. Bordering for viewing on www.histhe east side of No. 3, past torypin.com Why not visit Alexandra Road, were the the site – or better yet, reddish-brown ramshackle the Archives? You never stables of Lansdowne raceknow, it may arouse some track. A wide ditch and a of your own visual memonarrow dirt path riddled ries. And if it does, write with holes ran along that them down, quickly. side of No. 3. —Sabine Eiche is a The other side had a writer and art historian broader dirt path for pedes(http://members.shaw.ca/ trians and bikers. You saw seiche/) a commercial building here
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“NO CRASH NO CASH” – WHAT’S THE LAW? ICBC is properly concerned about phony claims driving up insurance costs for B.C. drivers. To weed out potentially fraudulent claims, it has a “no crash-no cash” policy. Basically, if a low velocity impact (LVI) car accident results in only minor vehicle damage, ICBC will deny a claim for personal injury, arguing the injury couldn’t plausibly have been caused by that accident. But this can result in unfair denial of compensation for legitimate claims by innocent victims of LVI car accidents. A sudden hard stop of a car may cause whiplash or concussion – no impact at all is necessary. And while a more serious crash is more likely to cause greater injury, cases differ (race car drivers sometimes walk away from major crashes without a scratch). So a minor car accident can cause unexpected injury, perhaps made worse by a victim’s pre-existing health conditions. The courts in B.C. have repeatedly ruled that there is no legal validity, and no medical proof, to support the LVI defence – each case must be looked at on its own facts. Courts recognize that some LVI crashes can lead to injuries. To get compensation, an injured victim has to prove that their injuries are due to the particular car accident. Three recent cases in the B.C. Supreme Court illustrate this. In one 2011 case, the plaintiff’s car was hit from behind while stopped. There was only minor damage to the bumper which wasn’t repaired. But the plaintiff suffered a minor to moderate whiplash. The defendant admitted fault for the accident. The plaintiff’s neck and upper back were sore and tender, and she experienced headaches and
dizziness, but her injuries mostly healed in about six months. In response to the LVI defence, the Court said there was no reason to doubt the victim’s truthfulness and awarded her $7,000 for her “pain and suffering.” In another 2011 case with minor vehicle damage, the plaintiff’s soft tissue injuries were more serious and persisted longer. She had been in several previous car accidents and also had pre-existing medical conditions (scoliosis and osteoporosis). She was more fragile and susceptible to injury as a result. The Court gave her $25,000 for her proven, legitimate pain and suffering. The third case, decided in 2010, involved a rear end car accident where vehicle damage was again negligible. ICBC applied its “no crash, no cash” policy. But the plaintiff experienced back pain after the collision and went to Court to recover compensation. ICBC argued its LVI defence in Court. The Court, however, pointed out that “there is no principle of law which says that because damage to the vehicle is slight or nondetectable that it must follow that there is no injury.” The plaintiff was awarded $12,000 for her injuries, as well as compensation for time lost from work. In a car crash involving two B.C. drivers, although the injured victim is probably an ICBC customer with ICBC’s mandatory coverage, ICBC will be on the defendant’s side, since ICBC is typically on the hook for any compensation due to the victim. So if you’re hurt in a car accident, you should contact a lawyer to protect your rights. You may be entitled to compensation, no matter how minor the vehicle damage.
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Colmar a gem in the Alsace region Perched on the German border this picturesque, French medieval town is not to be missed
BY CHRIS MCBEATH
Special to the News
tiny gem in the heart of the Alsace region, Colmar is too easily bypassed but with its unique medieval charm, cobblestone streets, and vibrant culinary scene, the rewards of what you’ll discover make the detour worthwhile. Teetering on the German border in the northeastern corner of France, within a half-train ride Basel, Switzerland, Colmar is where French joie de vivre meets German efficiency with uncharacteristic ease. There’s little doubt that Colmar has earned that grace from history through which the town has been conquered, annexed, lost and won again since it was founded in the 9th century. In short, Colmar has been in the Holy Roman Empire, adopted Protestant Reformation, and even had a spell under Swedish rule during the Thirty Years’ War. And through it all, Germany and France volleyed their claim with the tenacity of a Wimbledon championship. In spite of its turbulent history Colmar has thrived, its charm so captivating that walking around Old Town’s narrow streets is to meander through all these time periods. Its architecture alone is a pressed together collection of imposing Gothic churches with magnificent stained glass windows; lavishly decorated merchants’ houses, and entire neighbourhoods that still celebrate the region’s early economies. Examples include the 15th century Koïfhus, a complex of buildings that was once the heart of the town’s economic and political administration. Although the Slaughterhouse, metal depository, Corn and Salt exchanges have long gone, the oldest building – the Place du L’Ancienne Douane (Customs House) still stands. Its arcaded ground floor bustles with bistro activity while above is a decorative balcony, ornamental windows and brightly tiled roof.
Look too, for the 17th century Maison de Tete (House of Heads), so named for the profusion animal heads, faces and grimacing masks carved into the walls, onto the doorway, oriel, jambs and mullions. The Rue de Tanneurs (Tanners Street) is a highlight. It runs along the waterway that has long shed its ‘tanner’s ditch’ faculty for the more prestigious nickname of Little Venice. The restored 18th century houses here are typical of that era. Very tall and narrow, they have no basements but rest on a high stonewall with upper stories built of half-timbered cob walls made from a mixture of straw and clay. The extensive roofs often have openings at several different levels set back relative to others, thus enabling the tanners to dry their skins. For its size, Colmar has a remarkable number of museums, the best being The Unterlinden, which is arguably one of the finest small museums in Europe. Housed in a 750-year-old Dominican convent, exhibits include Roman artifacts, medieval wine-making tools, bridal trousseaus and household items, all displayed in striking contrast alongside military paraphernalia and works of art by Renoir, Monet, Picasso and Leger, among others. Colmar also pays homage to one of its most famous children, Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty in New York. While you will find many of the sculptor’s works in courtyards, fountains and even as a gable capping, most are at the Musee Bartholdi, located off a small and elegant courtyard. And yes, you’ll see the original resin model cast for Madam Liberty as well as an entire room devoted to reduced-scale models of The Lion of Belfort, France’s iconic sculpture that stands at Belfort Castle, 11 meters (33ft) high and twice that from nose to tail. Colmar’s cultural dynamic is positively palpable at every turn, and no more so than in its cuisine. see Wine page 21
IF YOU GO: www.tourisme-alsace.com ❚ For lovers of good food, Colmar is the dream town! Near the former customs, called Koïfhus, many winstubs will welcome you and their menus propose all the traditional Alsacian dishes. However, make sure you also try other atmospheres, such as the restaurant of the Theatre or Chez JY’S, one of the Michelin starred restaurants of Alsace. ❚ Colmar is also the place of birth of the famous Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi: the father of the Statue of Liberty in New York. His birth house, turned into a museum, is open for visits. Sketches, models, photographs… many works testify the exciting destiny of this exceptional sculptor. ❚ Before leaving, indulge in a last stroll: you can visit Colmar by miniature train. An unusual ride that will delight families with young children. For them, Colmar has even more surprises, such as the visit of the Toy Museum. Located in a former cinema, it gathers a collection of 1,100 toys, ranging from the rarest to those most requested by your children.
Drifting down the waters of Little Venice in Colmar (top) on a flat-bottomed boat is an ideal way to view some of the spectacular 18th century houses. While dining outdoors in one of the many cafes (above) brings home the charm of this village.
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Wine: Choices abound
This is the heart of Alsace wine country so even if you don’t do the somewhat touristy “Route du Vin”, Colmar’s many bistros and en plein air restaurants offer lashings of local flavor. Alsatian wines tend to be heavier – even spicier than you might expect, but they are masterfully paired with the region’s signature dishes: German inspired Sausages and Sauerkraut, Kugelhopft (a kind of Bundt cake), fresh baked pretzels, and tarte flambee, a French-influenced, and very superior Alsatian answer to pizza. Although Colmar is off the beaten track by car, do check into train schedules because invariably, they’ll turn a visit into an easy day or overnight trip. However you travel there, take note. Once in Old Town, many of the one-way, winding streets can be confusing to navigate so dump the car, pick up a map from the Visitor’s Centre and remember to leave the stilettos at home. —Travel Writers’Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate.
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Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Richmond Sunset Rotary Club member Magdalen Leung (middle right) joined members of the Connaught Skating Club and around 80 others at the Rotary Skates for the World event Jan. 5 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Through pledges and corporate sponsorships, the skate raised an estimated $10,000 for the Refilwe orphanage in South Africa where the money will be used to help repair the leaking tin roofs at the cottage and install a much needed water filtration system. Also taking to the ice at the oval was young Tristan Hockley (middle left) who was joined by dad Greg (right) and uncle Jim Dickson. And Coun. Bill McNulty (bottom centre) made sure all were aware of his experience on the ice.
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while listening through the be rendered obsolete by television’s sorry excuse for changes in proprietary conspeakers. nectors (hey there, Apple) Or they’ll lay down the or wireless standards (hey same amount of money for there, everyone else). a premium laptop, fire up I’d recommend 2.1 Skyrim, and hammer away speakers, which means two at orcs and dragons only speakers and a small subto have the laptop’s limited woofer to put on your floor. speakers render the heavy The subwoofer will give noise of battle into a tinny you that extra oomph not cacophony. found on 2.0 arrangements. Others lis(Unless ten to music Barry you’re a rabid through their gamer, avoid iPad’s crappy Link 5.1 speaker speakers. systems Still oth– they take up ers will do a lot of room, the same by THE PRACTICAL GEEK and some using the spouses won’t even crappier have the speakers on their smartpatience for extra speakers phone. I’ve seen it all, it’s and wires.) Aim for somea crime, and it causes me where between $50 and pain because the beauty $100. I’ve had good experiand variety of sound are ences with Logitech and some of the greatest joys of Altec Lansing speakers, but being human. go to your nearest store and So here’s my rule, based hear for yourself. on my own experience: For televisions, which when watching a movie also means for gaming or playing a game on your consoles like the Xbox and computer or TV, sound media streamers like the makes up 50 per cent of Apple TV, I’d recommend a the pleasure you’ll receive sound bar, which is a long from the experience. The and narrow speaker cabinet worse the sound, the worse generally placed at the base your experience. of your TV. Home theatre Don’t suffer. Get extersystems are good all-in-one nal speakers. solutions, but a dedicated Fortunately, unless you sound bar takes up less can afford it and have the space with fewer connecear to notice the difference, tions and allows freedom in there’s no need to go high choosing the other compoend, because almost any nents of your TV viewing set of external speakers is setup. Prices vary from better than what’s built in $100 to $1,200 or more, so to your computer, tablet again you should go listen or TV. in person. Ignore claims For a laptop, tablet or that sound bars will replismartphone, get a good set cate surround sound. They of computer speakers and won’t. But they will offer keep them on your desk a much fuller sound field or wherever you do most than simple stereo speakers of your computing. They and are immeasurably betattach via a simple analog ter than your TV’s native stereo plug into your lapspeakers. top’s headphone jack. That An option to the sound simple plug makes them bar is the pedestal speaker, quite versatile for almost which doubles as a platany device you’ve got. I’ve form on which your TV attached computer speakers rests. Setup for these systo MP3 players, phones, tem is quite simple. Zvox tabletop radios and even is the best known brand TVs, and in each case it here. My family gave our was a noticeable improveparents a Zvox speaker for ment. There are dozens of Christmas and we all found special dock and speaker the difference to be immearrangements for devices diate. The gift of much like the iPod, and speakimproved sound was an ers which accept wireless important consideration for AirPlay and Bluetooth seniors with strained hearsignals, and some sound ing and it will be for you, very good. But unless you too, regardless of your age. want a dock to charge your firstname.lastname@example.org device, buying a simple Twitter.com/trueblinkit —Barry Link is the set of computer speakers editor of the Vancouver is cheaper and its utterly Courier basic technology will not
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Re-styled GLK an attractive choice
The enticement for this updated wagon is the price, but that’s just where it begins BY MALCOLM GUNN Special to the News
Have you ever started out ordering a $9.99 pizza and by the time you were done adding all toppings the bill was much more? Who hasn’t? Well, entry-premium shoppers will need to pay strict attention to the 2013 GLK’s menu since its “toppings” are much more tempting than extra cheese and sausage. And much more expensive. Before you know it, what begins as an attractively priced, sub$50,000 mid-size “square back” can quickly balloon into a fully loaded luxowagon that could have you wishing that Mercedes’ delivery policy is “30 minutes or it’s free.” Of course that’s not the case, but most of the brand’s entry models start out with a pretty appealing pricepoint to which you can start piling on the toppings. That’s in contrast to the higher-priced models, of course, that start out with much more. The GLK, which is based on the entrylevel C-Class car platform, has been around since the 2010 model year and has gained rapid acceptance with its bold looks and practical shape. Although not
the roomiest model in its class (both the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 offer more interior space), the GLK looks somewhat more car-like due to a low stance and ample glass area. The 2013 GLK is a more-of-everything proposition, not counting its unaltered dimensions, of course. The revised nose is fitted with a larger grille, headlight pods and lower air intakes, while at the opposite end there’s a new bumper with nifty integrated twin exhaust outlets. An optional AMG package adds lower front, rear and side panels plus added air-intake trim. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, with a choice of 20-inchers available. The upgraded cabin gets a new instrument panel along with a quartet of oversized fresh-air outlets and a restyled floor console. Among the numerous cabin add-ons is a premium leather interior and genuine wood trim. Perhaps the most important decision facing GLK shoppers is the choice of powertrains. The base all-wheel-drive (4MATIC) GLK350 comes with a 3.5-litre V6 that makes 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. That’s up slightly
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While an updated 3.5-litre V6 in the GLK is hardly a surprise, a new four-cylinder turbodiesel is, especially with 369 pound-feet of torque from just 2.1 litres of displacement. from the previous 3.5’s 268/258 rating, due to a switch to direct fuel injection whereby fuel is delivered directly to the combustion chamber (instead of through the intake manifold) under very high pressure. The V6 also gets stop/start control that shuts off the engine in stop-and-go situations to save fuel, and then fires it up again once the brake pedal is released.
Fuel economy numbers are 11.1 l/100 km in the city and 8.1 highway. Available for the first time is a 2.1-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder in the all-new GLK250 4MATIC. It produces 190 horsepower and an astounding 369 pound-feet of torque. That’s a V8 torque number. see Comfort page 26
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Comfort: Options can come at a premium Continued from page 25 All of M-B’s turbodiesels get the BlueTEC handle since they use a special urea solution called AdBlue that cleans up the exhaust gasses after they’ve passed through the catalytic converters. A 9.5-litre reservoir of AdBlue lasts about 16,000 kilometres. Both engines feature seven-speed automatic transmissions, with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the V6. Mercedes-Benz claims the 1,865-kilogram GLK350 can manage a zero-to-60-mph (96 km/h) sprint in 6.5 seconds, while the GLK250 takes 1.5 seconds longer, although the diesel’s fuel-economy numbers are sure to be much better than the V6’s. Both models include plenty of standard power and comfort items, however allowing temptation to take root can seriously inflate the base price with extracost premium interior and exterior packages, fancier wheels and a navigation/ rearview camera package. Then there are the various electronic safety watchdogs, such as a radar-guided Blind Spot Assist that alerts you to any overtaking vehicles. Lane Keeping
Assist causes the steering wheel to vibrate if you stray outside your lane (and corrects the GLK’s path if you fail to respond). Also on the menu is a camera-based Adaptive High Beam Assist that automatically monitors your high/low-beam headlight strength at night, while adaptive cruise control maintains a pre-set distance to the vehicle in front and will bring the car to a stop if necessary. The improved GLK continues to provide a more affordable alternative to the next-in-line $61,000 Mercedes-Benz ML-class. It’s also well suited for all-around urban use and for those of more modest means who know when to hold the toppings.
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Modest front and rear redesign improves GLK’s looks; more powerful and fuel-efficient V6 a welcome change; new turbo-diesel choice should also prove popular; High-tech optional safety gear impresses, but ratchets up price; All-new interior should become a major selling point; Not the roomiest in its segment, but no less appealing.
Front airbags; sideimpact airbags; side-curtain airbags; driver’s knee airbag; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control. MPG (city/hwy) 11.1/8.1 (V6); Base price (incl. destination): $46,900
Audi Q5 Base price: $36,500 Attractive wagon offers a great ride with a topgrade interior. AWD standard. BMW X3 Base price: $37,700 Base 240-hp turbo four is more economical; 300hp six-cylinder option. Cadillac SRX Base price: $37,000 Good size and power plus plenty of standard luxury items. Worth a look.
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U13 All-Stars age up indoors to win gold at Futsal provincials Richmond teams thrived on home floor at last weekend’s Provincial Futsal Championships at the Olympic Oval. The two-day event, sanctioned by B.C. Soccer, featured 32 U14 and U16 girls and boys teams battling in two tiers. Division One was open to all B.C. Premier Soccer League and Metro/Select level clubs. Division Two was designated for Metro/ Select entries and below. The Richmond All-Star Selects continued their banner season by stepping up to U14 and winning the girls Division Two championship. The All-Stars headed indoors with a first place 13-1-0 record in the U13 Metro Select League. Richmond produced wins over the Coquitlam Metro Ford Extreme (5-0) and Squamish Storm 5-0, before battling the U14 Richmond Force to a 3-3 draw. The two local teams then squared off again for the gold medal and the All-Stars prevailed
4-0. The Force’s road to the final included a 2-0 win over Squamish and a 2-2 draw with Coquitlam. Meanwhile, Richmond Girls Soccer nearly made it two titles as the U16 Synergy settled for silver after an impressive run. Synergy cruised to the championship game with convincing wins over Langley (6-2), Surrey Pegasus (8-3) and Central City Breakers Elite (7-2). The Breakers rebounded to defeat Richmond 5-4 in the final. In Division One girls results, Surrey United captured both the U14 and U16 titles. In boys action, the Richmond-Vancouver based Fusion FC of the B.C. Premier League managed to win the Division One U14 and 16 championships. Vancouver United (U14) and North Vancouver Fury (U16) were the Division Two winners.
Richmond Curling Club hosting Strathcona Cup
The world’s oldest international curling competition is coming to Richmond and everyone is invited to come watch. The Richmond Curling Club is hosting games of the Strathcona Cup West tour on Saturday at 10 a.m. The venue is one of 11 stops in B.C. for the tour, which concludes Wednesday on Vancouver Island. The Strathcona Cup, established in
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Greater Vancouver Canadians goaltender Taz Burman managed to keep this Vancouver Northwest Giants scoring chance out of the net during last Sunday’s B.C. Major Midget Hockey League game at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The Canadians lost 4-2 to the league frontrunners. They host the Valley West Hawks this weekend with games at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Oval.
Richmond’s Panther Cheer Athletics is launching the industry leading Powerful Words Character Development as it expands its portfolio of programs. Now a Personal Development Center, Panther Cheer is incorporating this comprehensive character development program with their fun and exciting all-star cheer curriculum for children ages four to 18. The program forms the backbone from which all of their athletes can study, grow, develop, learn and become an upstanding member of the community and a confident individual. “Ultimately, our aim is to help our athletes embrace the person that they are, respect those around them, and share their appreciation at home, in school, at Panther Cheer and within their community while having a terrific time learning at our facility,” said program director Stephanie Kennedy. Using Powerful Words Character Development, which includes “The Powerful Word of the Month” projects and
lessons within the context of a fun, organized all-star cheer curriculum can invite athletes to listen, share, discover, and reflect—and of course, bring the lessons home to their family. Children and their families can use this positive approach to set, evaluate, prioritize, and achieve goals—building strength, respect, responsibility, and hope along the way. They learn the power of choice, the thrill of accomplishment, as well as the consequences and rewards of certain behaviors. “This full education process provides purpose to what we do as coaches—it gives our athletes something for which to strive, the strength to explore, and a foundation on which to succeed.” says Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman, creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System. Panther Cheer Athletics invites the community to their grand re-opening event/open gym Sunday from 9-11 a.m. at the Olympic Oval. For more information call 778-297-8437 or visit online at www.panthercheerathletics.com
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TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571
INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642
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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Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent remains on relationships, opportunities and opposition. Opposition will be minimal, as others are inclined to appreciate you, to respond graciously. All month, your lustful, ﬁnancial, and “detective” sides are strong. You can get ahead by combining ambition and your boss’s resources, especially Wednesday to Friday. You can also stir up a storm of sexual consequences anytime this month. (You might feel like such an adventure Sunday, but little will come of it.) A gentle, mellow, intellectual mood ﬂows over you Monday/Tuesday. The weekend’s happy, ﬂirty, friend-ﬁlled. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: It’s your last week of drudgery. Just plod on – Saturday (Jan. 19) will bring a completely new trend of fresh horizons, new contacts and opportunities. Meanwhile, perform tasks so they won’t weigh down your future. Sunday brings relationship impulses, but not much result. Dig deep Monday/Tuesday: you can discover valuable information, secrets, money sources or investment ventures. A love relationship can reach deeply into intimacy. Wednesday to Friday brings a gentle, mellow mood, wisdom, love, acceptance of society’s ways. Be ambitious Saturday: meet people late day, eve. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Give romance one more try. If you’ve been batting zeros lately (last two years) it’s because you’ve just entered a huge, whole, new relationship trend, to last 15 years. Right now, you’re at the adjustment, or try-and-see-what-works stage. Instead of being discouraged, throw yourself into your work – February to June, you could take a giant step upward/forward! Then, mid 2013 to mid 2014, you enter the ﬁrst real romantic year of this huge relationship phase. (If you just fell into a huge, gratifying romance, don’t listen to me.) Monday to Friday emphasize this message.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Stay ambitious. Several prestige trends culminate now, might lift you on their slender wings. To succeed, be diplomatic, show eager willingness, and tackle your duties. Your career – and life status, even life goals – are changing, mightily, this decade: get on the right side of this (ambition) not the wrong side (anger, resentment, rebellion). You might become a parent soon. Sunday’s happy but useless, so just enjoy. Retreat, rest, contemplate, plan, deal with management types Monday/Tuesday: promotion possible. You shine Wednesday to Friday: start projects, seek favours. Taurus April 20-May 20: This is your last week of a mellow, intellectual, understanding, loving mood. Nothing will upset your equilibrium, except possible friction at home. (Very likely if you’ve been fooling around.) You can reduce domestic strife all month by channelling this intensity into home repairs or other useful avenues. Sunday’s ambitious (or they call you “Sir/Madam” at the restaurant). Forego action. Happiness, entertainment, light romance, popularity – these visit Monday/Tuesday: someone’s interested. Retreat, rest and plan Wednesday to Friday. Your energy and charisma soar Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wrap up deep, changeful things – investment programs, sexual affairs, lifestyle changes, health actions, research or detective ventures. These are reaching a peak this week, but they will also lose their “main steam” by Saturday. Sunday’s affectionate, alert, but stick to routine. Your career gets a mild boost Monday/Tuesday: cast your eye on higher-ups, discern what they want. An air of (again mild) celebration comes Wednesday to Friday: social delights, more friends, entertainment, light romance. Retreat Friday eve, Saturday: your energy fades, but a month of joy begins.
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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This week brings the last “home adjustment” for a while (until April or next December). You’ve made the essential change, the crucial choice – for now. Sunday’s creative, romantic, but leads nowhere. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday – a productive, mild luck aids you. Relationships jut up from the landscape Wednesday morning to Friday eve. Often, this brings choice or the adjustment mentioned above, but this time the change seems to lie deep; it slumbers (unless you live in Asia or Europe). Mysteries, sexual longings, ﬁnancial coups and lifestyle changes “whisper” to you Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent remains on communications, travel, paperwork, casual acquaintances. You are ﬁnally receiving some “pro” or affectionate responses to your queries. Stay close to home or in nature Sunday – DON’T start renovations or home repairs, just relax. Romance, creativity, pleasure, self-expression and charming kids call you Monday/Tuesday. Most systems are “go” for these: in fact, it’s a two-day winning streak. Tackle chores Wednesday to Friday. Be careful what you start Friday afternoon. This eve and Saturday bring relationships, opportunities – and potential opposition. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: This is your last week of dancing around the money tree. Money isn’t your biggest trend this winter and spring (relationships and relocation are) – but July onward will see you either buying a big investment (e.g., a home) or landing a lucky money pot. You’re restless Sunday: travel for pleasure, not practical ends. Be home, relate to kids, garden, mother nature, Monday/ Tuesday. All’s well. Wednesday to Friday brings romantic excitement, though it’s really a sensual attraction. The same days favour creativity, pleasure, sports. Tackle chores Saturday. Travel, soon!
Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and timing remain high. (In fact, your charisma steps up a notch.) Start communications or travel projects Monday/Tuesday. Start domestic, real estate, retirement or foundational projects – or end situations – Wednesday morning to Friday afternoon. Romance, creative surges, arts, sports, pleasure and luck visit you Friday evening to Saturday. (If a romance does begin now, how long it will last is uncertain.) Money ﬂows to you all month – bank it; don’t spend (except on Jan. 22 for equipment, tools, telephony). Work delays will dissolve soon. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Continue to maintain a low proﬁle: rest, contemplate, plan, reconnect with spirit. Be charitable. Visit institutions, government ofﬁces. Attend management meetings. Your energy and pizzazz climb nicely Sunday, but it’s hard to take advantage, so relax. Chase money or make purchases Monday eve through Tuesday – all’s smooth, no lemons. Your chatty side emerges Wednesday to Friday: you feel a bit of wanderlust. Wednesday’s best for friendly or “daily business” meetings. Friday night and the weekend bring weariness, and the end of weariness – a month of personal power begins! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your hopes remain high. The last few weeks have invigorated you with optimism, friendship and romantic possibilities. This week is similar, but it’s the last in your run. Don’t delay fun. Sunday’s tiring and yields no net results, so relax, contemplate. Your energy and charm bounce back Monday/Tuesday.Chase money,buy/sell,and catalogue your possessions (even if this is a mere mental runthrough of what you own) Wednesday to Friday. Avoid big purchases Friday. Casual acquaintances appear Friday night, Saturday – paradoxically, right at the start of a quiet, solitude-prone month. email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
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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 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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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
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WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958
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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
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CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554
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CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
6020-38 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
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NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622
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OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
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211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607
132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
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
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
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
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
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OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663
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
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5556
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com
GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
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90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com
Bach from $795 1 Bdrm from $900 2 Bdrm from $1095 Includes heat, hot water, D/W, outdoor pool, gym. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds.
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491 LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
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
RENTALS 604-275-2664 email@example.com www.caprent.com
Houses - Rent
3 BR, renovated, 4 appls, garage 10631 Gilbert, avail immed $1500, refs 604-240-5322 4 BDRM, 2 bath, Feb 15, $1600 + util 604-345-1899 or 778-889-1256 4 BR, 2.5 bath, 1 garage, Gilbert Cr. nr school, ns, np, avail NOW $2000+utils. 604-275-2629
9555 KILBY Dr, new reno, 5B, 2.5Ba, 2,850sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2,700 now, call Eric (604)723-7368
2 BDRM, living rm, kitchen, dinning rm, fully reno’d, shared lndry, NOW $980 604-946-3810 604-366-4928 2 BDRM ste, Feb 1, nr #4 & Williams, ns/np, refs $875 incl utils, laundry 604-275-2909 2 BR bsmt, E Richmond, custom built home, Now, ns, np, 2 people $900, 1 person $800. 604-522-3658. 778-232-3658
RMD 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 2 prkg, Francis & # 1 area, ns, np, $1550/mo, Immed 604-230-4778
2 BDRM Apt, across for Kwantlen, incl heat/hotwater, 1 secured parking, outdoor pool, no pets, $1095/m, Avail Feb 1. Call Jerry 604-273-4785
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
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
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2 BR apt close to #1 & William, $1100 incls heat & h/w, outdoor pool, np, Feb 1. 778-238-8600
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Family Friendly Complex 2 BR (Avail Now) & 3 BR (Avail Now & Feb 1). Close to shopping, schools and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Seasonal pool and in-suite storage avail.
SUPER LARGE 3 bdrm, Vaccant $1340 inc heat/hw, balcony, 604-218-4804 604-275-4898
3 BR, 2 bath 1/2 duplex, 4 appls, 5491 Blundell, avail immed $1100, refs 604-240-5322
RICHMOND Reno’d 1BR, 600sf, secure parking, avail Mar 1st, $850/mo, Railway/Blundell. ★Call Max Mgmt 778-996-9908
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
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
1BDRM/1BTH LADNER Pointe in-suite laundry, large balcony, very clean, hrdwd floors, carpet, no pets $925/mo. 604-789-6064
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1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
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
9125 1980 BUICK Riviera 1 owner, clean, no rust, good cond. 158K, $4500 obo, 604-940-9520
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1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525
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1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 INDOOR RENOS, baths, kitchen, painting, drywall, carpentry, flooring & repairs. Dan 604-761-9717
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: email@example.com
1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
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24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961
2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518
TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866
1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
A & B Junkers Junk & garden waste removal. Work Safe & Ins. 604-202-3893
2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 email@example.com
2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546
Accelerate your car buying 2000 GMC Safari SLE 8 Pass. Loaded, Air Cared, Orig. Owner. $5,300. Call 604-594-2992 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends
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
2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
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2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739
2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 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
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
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.
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548
1994 VW Golf, 4 dr, auto, sunroof, 110 K, Thule rack, 1 owner, all records $1500. 604-733-2340
2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283
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
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
Sports & Imports
2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292
2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097
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1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
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2011 NISSAN Juke,white, full load leather sunroof GPS, Stock# S12332B $23,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
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2008 HONDA Fit, red, manual, gas mizer, Stock#BB3050A, $12,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
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
1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663
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Renovations & Home Improvement
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
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
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2010 JEEP Wrangler, blue, hard top, Stock# S13095A, $19,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495
PRESSURE WASHING Windows/Gutters /Pigeon Control Com/Res Lic/Ins Free Est. Call Dean 604-839-8856
2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331
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2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,500. 604-889-4961
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2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725
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LOADED, LOCAL, NO ACCIDENTS 72817B
2007 VW JETTA $8,980
MINT, ONLY 71,000KMS 72838B
RS PKG, ONLY 16,000KMS 72948A
LIKE NEW, LOADED 72877A
2006 CADILLAC CTS $17,980
2008 VW JETTA $11,980
12 PASS. VAN, ONLY 49,000KM ST#72942A
2010 FORD E350 XLT $19,980
2008 SMART FORTWO ONLY 51,000KM 72749B $6,980
2009 LANDROVER LR2 $28,980
2002 CHEVY CAVALIER LOW KMS 72836A $3,980
59,000KMS, LEATHER 72786B
2012 GENESIS COUPE TURBO ONLY 12,000KMS 72824B $22,980
2010 TOYOTA VENZA $29,980
2003 SANTA FE $5,980
ONLY 60,000KM, ST72943A
2008 HONDA PILOT 72787A $24,980
4 DR, AUTO, A/C, LOW KMS 72843A
LEATHER, PANORAMIC SUNROOF, AWD, V6, ONLY 30,000KM 72944A
2012 CHEVY TAHOE LT LOADED, 32K 72835A $44,980
2009 CHEVY UPLANDERS $8,980
3 TO CHOOSE FROM Starting at
2010 CHEVY IMPALA LT $11,980
20O5 DODGE NEON $4,980
* OVER 450 QUALITY USED VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM * NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED Featuring: • 100 PLUS MECHANICAL SAFETY INSPECTION • 30 DAY OR 6,000km EXCHANGE PRIVILEGE • 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
SERVICE SPECIAL $ 00
Towards Any Service or Repair Charge of $300 or more
(Service specials included)
Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. No cash value. Expires Jan. 31/13
MAINTENANCE SPECIAL FREE Hands $ 95 Free Bluetooth ONLY Reg. $99.95
Oil, Lube, Filter, Tire Rotation, Battery System Test, Coolant Test, Coolant Test, Comprehensive Inspection
Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Jan. 31/13
FLUID FLUSHES $ 00
Coolant System $139.95 Reg. $159.95 Brake System $93.95 Reg. $113.95
Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Jan. 31/13
DUECK RICHMOND 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond
SHOP 24/7 AT www.dueckgm.com
(Hwy 99 and the Tunnel)
Transmission $174.95 Reg. $194.95
Not all models exactly as shown.