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District tries, again, to sell Steveston site Tough economy may soften policy: De Mello

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Blockade no more A farmer-led blockade of a patch of land is over after a stop-work order was placed by agricultural watchdogs to prevent more dumping.

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A bald eagle perches atop the tallest tree on Shady Island, Steveston, no doubt to get the best view possible of poetential prey on the ground.

The Richmond school district is hoping a poor economy and a desperate need for a city centre school will entice the Ministry of Education to finally approve the sale of the former Steveston secondary land to a non-government or non-profit entity. The Richmond Board of Education has okayed district staff’s bid to once again approach the ministry about selling the site in order to use that money to build a new school in the fast-growing city centre. The property was put up for sale in 2007 with the caveat the buyer had to be a government or nonprofit organizations. However, after a deal with the city (the only entity to make an offer) fell through, the district opened the sale to the highest bidder later that year. Offers were received, but the province refused to approve any of the sales because they didn’t comply with the ministry’s policy that public lands should be kept in the hands of the public, said district Secretary Treasurer Mark De Mello. “But now, given that the economy is tightening up and resources are harder to budget for at various levels of government, we hope they’ll reconsider,” he said. However, even if the district does receive ministry approval, it still must work with the city, which controls land rezoning, according to city spokesperson Ted Townsend. The current land is only allocated for buildings with school or education purposes, which are no longer required in the area, according to the Long Range Facilities Plan. “Steveston secondary land is considered a school and park site,” said Townsend. “And the city will make sure that with any rezoning there will be no net loss of park land.” Back in 2007, the city wanted to use see Rezoning page 4

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Blockade over, but farmers on guard Protestors hoping to catch the attention of Premier Clark

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Now their blockade of a Finn Road parcel of farmland is over, members of FarmWatch intend to keep a close eye on the dumping of potentially environmentally harmful fill materials on farm sites across Richmond, and hopefully get the premier’s attention to have the practice stopped. “We are going to the provincial government to get these rules changed,” said former longtime farmer Ray Galawan, adding FarmWatch — a name the protestors recently adopted — is considering another caravan of farm vehicles, this time stopping on the doorstep of Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office in Point Grey sometime next week. Last Thursday (Jan. 17) FarmWatch supporters took their caravan protest to Richmond City Hall to display some large fill items they had recovered from the Finn Road farm where the property owners said the materials were being used to construct a road bed through a future tree farm on the 35-acre site. “I am hoping I can meet her (Clark) face to face and talk to her. And if not, the agriculture minister. And better yet, the both of them,” Galawan said. FarmWatch contends concrete and asphalt are toxic and can leach harmful chemicals into the soil. To protest their dumping, FarmWatch members set up a blockade last Monday. While they managed to get the work halted, see Farmer page 4

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An Agricultural Land Commission work stoppage notice is placed at the Finn Road parcel of land. But members of a group called FarmWatch say this is only a partial victory because the fill materials they consider toxic to the soil are being allowed to stay.

City staff recommends keeping controversial Steveston scramble BY JESSICA BARRETT Vancouver Sun

Richmond city staff delivered a report on Wednesday to the public works and transportation committee recommending the city’s pilot pedestrian scramble intersection in Steveston become permanent. This comes as the City of Vancouver put off plans to install a scramble downtown after learning

the multidirectional crossings are dangerous and confusing for the visually impaired, who rely on traffic sounds for signals. But city staff made adjustments for visually impaired people, said spokesperson Ted Townsend. “We consulted Rob (Sleath, chairperson of the Richmond-based Access for Sight Impaired Consumers) and the community.” But Sleath called the result “less

than satisfying.” “When you take away all those vehicular traffic sounds and all we have to follow is the sounds of other pedestrians who are crossing ... it makes it very challenging,” he said. The intersection has auditory signals for standard north-south and east-west pedestrian crossing, but the activation buttons are easily confused with a third button that triggers the scramble phase, Sleath said.

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“Most importantly, the ministry will be looking for the ability to demonstrate that the district has looked at the long-term needs and won’t need a school built in that area in the future,” said Mello. The district has already requested funding for a city centre school to be built. This means that after the Steveston secondary sale request, staff will be waiting for the approval of one of these two funding options. The total cost of acquisition and building of the new school is expected to be around $40 million, said De Mello. Property values in the city centre are much higher than in most areas of the province, which makes obtaining ministry funding challenging, according to the report. The district will spend the next month putting together the package for the ministry and identifying a qualified developer or purchaser for the land. It hopes to receive ministry approval by April.

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VAA is seeking public input for renovations to Flight Path Park at an open house next Saturday.

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Watching planes arrive and depart can be a quiet and peaceful pastime for many people, offering a brief sense of escape and wonder. At least, that’s what Vancouver Airport Authority was probably thinking when it built Flight Path Park along Russ Baker Way, which it is now looking to improve. The VAA is holding an open house next Saturday, Feb. 2 to ask people what they would like to see done to the park. “We’re really excited to hear back from the community, from the people who use it,” said Anne Murray, VAA vice president of community and environmental affairs. Architects and airport officials will be present at the open house to answer questions and provide visuals of the area.

The VAA has received numerous emails from people leading up to the open house, however, Murray remained tight-lipped about the feedback so far. “We don’t want to bias any other ideas.” After narrowing feedback down to a selection of the most popular ideas, the VAA plans to hold another open house prior to the summer with designs based on these suggestions. This year’s budget has allocated money for the park redesign, but Murray said it is willing to make it a multi-year project if certain ideas exceed the budget. The upgrades for the park, which currently consists of benches and picnic tables, are scheduled for this year. The open house takes place at The Jade Canoe sculpture in the International Terminal from 1 to 4 p.m. Feedback can also be given through emailing community_relations@yvr. ca or visiting www.yvr.ca/flightpathpark.

Richmond’s multi-million dollar reminiscence of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and local sport is going to get a high level boost early next month. That’s when Richmond Olympic Oval and city officials, along with the Canadian Olympic Committee, will pull off the wraps on the completed design concepts for the Richmond Olympic Experience. To be located inside the oval, the $5 million facility is the first in the Americas to become an official member of the Olympic Museums Network and is expected to showcase the spectacle of 2010 Games — as well as local sports achievements. Initially, the display was expected to be a modest one. But according to oval officials, the scale and quality of the original concept did not match the city and oval’s expectations, given the funding of $575,000, money set aside from land sales as part of the Richmond’s Legacy Conversion Plan. So, a museum standard display was sought and consultations with officials from the International Olympic Museum Network began. Visitors are expected to be treated to a host of high-tech, interactive displays. Fall of 2013 was the initial opening date. Now it’s been pushed back to fall of 2014. According to the Richmond Olympic Experience Business Plan, the broader scope of the display required additional

funding of $1.5 million over three years from the Oval Corporation capital reserve. Plus, $2.5 million came from the province’s tourism coffers. And sponsorships added just over $1 million, with another estimated $250,000 expected in the next five years. The budget jump of Olympian proportions is well worth the additional money, said Coun. Bill McNulty. “It is, I think, if you’re going to do an Olympic museum of this caliber, and it will be among the top Olympic museums and experiences in the world,” he said. “This is a financial plan to increase revenue and also increase participation at the oval in a different manner,” McNulty said. “Not everyone is going to jump on the fitness machines and pay $700 to $1,000 a year and pound weights.” Visitors will be charged a fee for entrance, and an estimated 10,000 are expected during the first year of operation. The idea of being self-supporting is a concern for the Richmond Sports Council, said chair Jim Lamond who added very few of the largest and high profile museums in the world charge admission. Lamond also expressed concern about how much the museum will feature local sports achievements, fearing the Olympics will overshadow the community’s contributions. “They (oval officials) would have to sell us on it being both,” Lamond said. “It seems to be about the Olympic experience, and we’ll add on a little bit about Richmond.”

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You know a hundred reasons to quit smoking already, but for National Non-Smoking Week, here’s another. Lung cancer migrates. It can spread, into the brain, into the glands, and into the bones. If you sign up for lung cancer, you are spinning the roulette wheel of cancer. Will you simply get a painful, wheezing death as the cancer ravages your lungs? Or will you get seizures, loss of vision, and violent mood swings as it carves its way through your brain, through your very sense of self? Perhaps, if you are particularly unlucky, it will take root in your bones, giving you one of the most painful experiences known to humankind. There is a more positive reason to quit smoking, too: everyone is on your side. Everyone. Those who’ve never smoked, and those who quit years ago will applaud your decision. The B.C. government will be happy with you, and will even give you free medications to help you quit through the smoking cessation program. Bars and pubs in B.C. will be happy that you’re not nipping out the door so often for a smoke, letting in that cold air. Ditto your significant other, who will be able to avoid either allowing you to smoke inside, or banishing you to the garage or deck. Your bank account will be particularly pleased, and you will be pleased in turn when you see how much more money is there at the end of a month. It adds up, even if it’s only a couple of packs a week. Your doctor will give you a big grin. Try for a fist-bump, the doc will probably go for it. Chefs everywhere will be happier, because you will be able to better taste their food. A few years from now, you’ll have mostly forgotten why you started smoking in the first place. You don’t wheeze going up a couple flights of stairs any more, you can’t stand the smell of tobacco smoke, and much of the spectre of an early death has been lifted from you, and from your loved ones. C’mon, butt out. We’re rooting for you.

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Blame Armstrong, not us The Editor, Re: “Prioritizing hero worship,” Editorial, Jan. 23. I take exception to your statement that the public desire for Lance Armstrong to be exonerated reflects on us as much as it does him. We did no harm to anyone by admiring his apparent drive to excel and his determination to overcome any and all adversities to be the best in the world. My grandson was not complicit in Armstrong’s deceit when he stood in front of the television cheering for him. We supported Armstrong financially and emotionally because we wanted to believe that there is good in the world. Armstrong expressed the ideals that our society wants to believe in. He duped us and I do not feel that we should shoulder any of the shame. By the time that this is all sorted out through court actions or whatever, Armstrong will have lost his hero status and many, like my grandson, will have lost some of their faith in the goodness of people. Diane Hartley Richmond

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Liberal radio ad explains it all, almost There’s a new radio ad coming at you through the ether, zipping about as electromagnetic waves. When it hits an antenna, it resolves into sound, then into concentrated political horse hooey. This is an ad that is in no way about the BC Liberals and the NDP. Nope, nothing to do with the downin-the-polls government of Premier Christy Clark, and with no relation whatsoever to still-ahead NDP leader Adrian Dix. But if it isn’t about them, what is it about? Dubbed “Dominoes” it’s a 30-second warning about the dangers of ... something. “Unstable government policies have hurt people around the world,” says our narrator, his voice conveying the seriousness of his message. “Big government, careless spending, and quick fixes have caused economies to collapse, affecting families, businesses, and communities worldwide.” Whoa! This is a warning of immediate danger! Where are we going with this? What countries? What governments? Are we talking the level of “collapse” you see in Zimbabwe or North Korea, or a savage recession like the one in Greece or Spain? It couldn’t be here!?! Who knows? Having thrown in the scare, the ad is moving on, to sunny music and an upbeat message. “But uncertainty stops at

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British Columbia,” says the ad. “We’re standing strong, by controlling government spending, keeping taxes low, and investing in skills training.” Ah, so clearly this is a Liberal political ad, warning us in no uncertain terms not to kick them out this May. But there’s one final twist! The ad is apparently for the BC Jobs Plan, the website of which it halfheartedly plugs, before letting you know that it’s paid for by your provincial government. You could have fooled me. The Liberals have been getting slagged for months for their happy-happy-joyjoy BC Jobs TV ads. The NDP’s Dix has flat out said that if he wins, he’ll ban this type of blatantly partisan advertising using the limitless barrel of government money — the Liberals in Ontario have apparently already done this. I asked the government for some information about the whys, wherefores, and costs of this lovely campaign of scare mongering. I did not get a lot of solid answers. I was told that who wrote it will not be released

— although previous Freedom of Information requests have revealed that the government was apparently worried that focus groups showed people thought there weren’t a lot of jobs out there! Oddly, the young and unemployed seemed to hold this view more strongly. You know what’s a good way to make people less worried about jobs? Creating jobs instead of talking about it ad nauseum! But the ministry did say that visits to the BC Jobs Plan website are way up since the ads started running! Which is useless for people looking for work, since those without a job are directed to a completely different site, Work BC. Yes, we have a site called BC Jobs Plan that does not contain any listings for, you know, jobs. As for how much the radio ads cost, I was told this: “This ad buy is not complete at this time and is subject to change, so we do not release this information until the ad has been completed.” Translation: a sack of cash so big you could use it to beat a walrus to death. I hope Dix is serious about banning this form of sound pollution, because I do not want to be re-running this column about NDP government ads four or five years from now. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.


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Letters We need ALC transparency The Editor, Re “Richmond councillors want say on farmland fill,” News, Jan. 23. Thanks to farmer Ray Galawan, with excellent support from the Richmond community, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) acted on Jan. 18 to stop the dumping on a Finn Road farm. The article says the property owner hopes to get a court injunction so work can resume. However, the order issued by ALC compliance officer Thomas Loo can only be lifted through the ALC appeal process. To build on the momentum, we need simple steps that don’t burden farmers or taxpayers. For instance, we need transparency with

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all applications and proposals to the ALC. The commission has it all filed electronically. Tt could be opened to direct public access so anyone noticing abuse of ALR farmland will be able to find out what status the activity has with the commission. The open system would limit frustration and damage. Regarding council having a say, Section 46 of the ALC Act says “nothing in this Act affects or impairs the validity of a local government bylaw . . . relating to the use of agricultural land in an agricultural land reserve” if it is consistent with the act — which the stopping of dumping on farmland is. Jim Wright Richmond

Scramble works and adds character The Editor, As a Steveston resident, and taking a non-partisan view for both pedestrians and drivers, I support the Steveston scramble at Moncton Street and No. 1 Road. I think that City of Richmond has made a good decision in scrapping the restricted left turns other than when a scramble is happening. The scramble has helped move traffic since its induction. With more publication

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The Editor, Re: “Clark needs to do more than complain,” Opinion, Jan. 23. The suggestion that Christy Clark has been stymied in her attempt to engage Adrian Dix in meaningful debate ignores the fact that the B.C. Liberal government has actively avoided the most meaningful vehicle for debate in this province: the legislature.

This is the same government that cancelled this fall’s legislative sitting where issues around raw log policy changes could have been debated. In all, the Liberals allowed the legislature to sit for a total of 47 days in 2012 — the fewest sitting days of any province in Canada — leaving many critical issues without resolution. Instead of debating their ideas with other elected

officials, the B.C. Liberal government has chosen to sell them to British Columbians with their own tax dollars in a $15-million partisan ad campaign. British Columbians deserve a government that is interested in meaningful debate that serves everyone, not negative advertising that serves only themselves. John Horgan Opposition House Leader

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What we’ve inherited from warriors of the past Authors say that when they’re writing a story, the characters often take on a life of their own. Every now and then something similar happens to me with a word — suddenly I’ve written it, unaware of even having thought of it. Lately, the word that has been gatecrashing my writing is obsess. The roots of obsess are in the Latin “obsidere,” to sit down before. According to one English definition (now obsolete), we are obsessing when sitting down before a fortress or the enemy, patiently waiting to lay siege — like a cat waiting to pounce on a mouse. Beleaguer and besiege mean the same thing — to sit down before or surround, with the intention of capturing. Invest also belongs to the group — in the 17th century it meant to attack. This is tantalizing. I wonder how many other words we’ve extracted from their originally military or combative context to use in a transferred or figurative sense. A few, like bastion, bulwark and catapult, spring readily to mind. They lead me to others, some of which are far from obvious. Bastion and bulwark are features of old fortress architecture. Their purpose was for defense, and we now apply those terms to someone or something that similarly defends or upholds.

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Catapult, an ancient weapon for hurling missiles, has been used since the 19th century as a verb to mean violent and speedy movement. These are all straightforward adoptions, as is berserk, an adjective with which we describe sudden frenzied behaviour. Its origin is Icelandic (composed of the words for bear and coat) and it denoted a raging Norse warrior. The etymology of greet came as a surprise. I always assumed greeting someone was a harmless, even friendly action. It turns out that greet derives from the AngloSaxon “gretan,” which in Middle English (the English that Chaucer spoke) meant to attack, assail or accost someone with hostile intent. To ban is currently understood in the sense of prohibit. It derives from the Old French “ban,” a proclamation or call to arms. Banal originally referred to compulsory feudal (military) service; it wasn’t until the 19th century that it came to signify commonplace. Related to these is the term banish, which formerly meant to proclaim as an outlaw. Spoil, from the Latin

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From a legal perspective, relationships are varied and unpredictable. Some are governed by agreement; others are not. Some are marriage-based; others are not. Some (such as a second marriage) are subsequent; others are not. Written agreements, intended to cover matrimonial relationships, are in my view complicated, partly because they can be hard to make for a relationship that may last a long time. And the longer the relationship lasts, the more strength the agreement can lose. Without a written agreement, there is no guaranteed simplicity in a relationship. In a matrimonial type of relationship, legal complexity arises when the relationship ends. The law provides remedies for spouses who are ending a relationship -- one of which is unjust enrichment. This remedy is most often pursued in a marital sort of relationship,and commonly where there is no written agreement covering it. A judgment rendered earlier this month examined this situation. Background The two parties met in the early-1990s, through work, and started living together around 1995. The relationship ended in 2009. The Defendant was a meticulous saver. She owned real estate and various liquid assets, such as RRSPs. The Plaintiff, whose previous marital relationship had ended in the early-1990s, was not as good at record-keeping and saving. He was entrepreneurial, however, and had success in some business ventures. His assets were largely liquid ones, such as investments. They had no children together, but the Plaintiff had two children from the prior marriage. As is common in a subsequent relationship, the parties kept their finances separate. Still, the Defendant organized and monitored the finances and kept records (on her computer) of expenses and money spent for each of them. The Court commented that the records were good. On occasion, the Defendant commented that the Plaintiff should save better for retirement, but apparently it did not bear fruit, and the Plaintiff 's financial circumstances at the end of the relationship were not strong -- nor was his health. The judgment included considerable discussion as to whether the payments that the Plaintiff made to the Defendant constituted rent or a contribution to household expenses. The Court concluded that the payments were rent. Although the Plaintiff and the Defendant lived together, the Plaintiff did not make any significant contribution to the real estate other than rent payments. Both parties earned high incomes (though variable, given the nature of their work) while they were together. Their collective income was high, and it would seem they had a good lifestyle, even though the Defendant expressed concern that the Plaintiff was not saving well enough for retirement. After they parted ways, in 2009, the Plaintiff sought spousal support and an interest in the Defendant's real estate and other assets. The main remedy that the Plaintiff sought was unjust enrichment. Court’s analysis and decision The Court dealt with the support issue quickly, and found that the relationship was “marriage-like.” However, the Court also found no agreement (expressed or implied) that the Defendant would maintain the Plaintiff, and the Court felt the Plaintiff could work. His claim for spousal support was denied. I wonder if that decision might be appealed. To succeed in unjust enrichment, an applicant must provide evidence showing “an enrichment” of the other person, and a “deprivation” of the applicant. There is another element involved, called “absence of juristic reason for the enrichment.” Analyzing these three items is beyond the scope of a column, but what can be said is the following. The Court considered the 14-year relationship, and held that the Plaintiff and Defendant lived financially separate lives, and whatever contributions the Plaintiff did make to the couple’s lifestyle and relationship did not “enrich” the Defendant. In addition, the Plaintiff did benefit from the relationship. The Court found that the Defendant assisted the Plaintiff in keeping track of and organizing spending and income. It helped the Plaintiff. The claim in unjust enrichment therefore failed. Conclusions To me, the critical issue here is the (lack of an) “agreement.” Clearly, it would have been preferable for both parties to have had a Co-habitation Agreement made. It would have provided some certainty as to how to wind up the relationship, and might have averted litigation. The other issue is, in my view, independence. This case may offer some insight into how Courts will consider and reach decisions based on parties’ behaviour. Here, the parties behaved financially separately from each other. The Plaintiff tried to prove financial integration in the relationship, but the Court held that the parties really were financially independent from each other (and for 14 years). It may be that, if parties organize themselves in that way, they need to understand that the Court may well respect the “agreement” under which they lived. Case name: Hannigan v. Yee (January 2013)

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aggressive and menacing, and might just get mistaken for a modern Ferrari. No doubt the new 450hp base model will go like a modern Ferrari as well — performance improvements are said to meet or exceed the current Grand Sport packages. Biggest improvement? The much-sneered-at interior is much better, and should address the Corvette’s cut-rate image, perhaps even winning new buyers. You’re sure to see the C7 put up against all kinds of super-fast, superexpensive machinery over the next year of its life: look forward to seeing America’s sportscar taking more than a few scalps.

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The most important car in Canada is actually a truck: the F150. As the best-selling piece of wheeled machinery in this country, the true North strong and free has a deep love for Ford pickups. The same is true in the US, so immediately after the much-hyped launch of the C7 Corvette, Ford launched their own salvo in the form of a concept dubbed “Atlas”. As a return volley: point, set, match. To be clear, this truck isn’t the new F150 — it’s just a preview. Even so, it’s a fairly thin disguise for what the new rig is going to look like — even more square-jawed than the see Infiniti page 20

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DriveTime Infiniti: Renaming models evokes nostalgia for past cars Continued from page 18 current truck, with LED lighting up front and a new, broad and bluff front end that looks ready to bash its way into yet further sales records (don’t be fooled, it’s also more aerodynamic). Under the skin, there is more highstrength steel, and a host of new Ecoboost engines to provide grunt and greater efficiency. Expect the eventual debut of the new F150 to look pretty much like this.

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Nissan Note

It’s hardly in the same league as some of the heavy machinery we’ve been discussing, but the new (Versa Hatchback) Nissan Note is no less important. Having positioned its subcompact sedan as a very basic value purchase, Nissan had to do something a little different for the more-stylish Hatchback model. On first blush, the new Nissan is a success, with a small-yet-peppy 1.6L engine and conservative, clean-cut styling. Aerodynamic too, and similarly well puttogether inside. Being a Nissan, you can expect some fairly serious technology on the inside as available extras. Taking a gander at what’s on offer from the redesigned Sentra (intelligent key, smart tire-pressure filling, inexpensive and clever navigation), the Note’s bound to be a strong player in the small car segment. Watch for it.

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Racecars are brittle things, no? Spidery little rockets that require high-test fuel and lots of it. Well, here’s Mazda with a diesel. Based on their all-new Mazda6, this Grand-Am bound racer is packing four-cylinder turbodiesel power. Does that seem like a weird choice over a powerful, revvy gasoline engine? It’s not. Having had the opportunity to drive the Skyactiv-D in prototype form, it’s not like a normal diesel engine; yes, there’s prodigious torque, but it also loves to rev. With fewer pit-stops owing to excellent economy, Mazda’s racer should do well in competition. It’ll also be an excellent shakedown for the street-car version, which is coming soon.

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Learning is Everywhere CELEBRATe Family Literacy Day January 27, 2013 Join your local public library and literacy organization for activities that support learning.

On Tuesday Jan. 22 soccer star Carl Valentine from the Vancouver Whitecaps read to 60 excited Grade 3 and 4 kids from Brighouse elementary as part of Richmond Public Library’s National Family Literacy event. “Family Literacy Week is held every year across Canada to celebrate the importance and fun of reading together as a family, and the library has put together a new collection of some of the best books you can share with your kids,” said librarian Cindy Kloos. “We also have lots of fun activities happening, so bring your whole family to the library.”

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Our boat jostles against strong biting winds. We leave Listvyanka, the small shoreline town wrapped in taiga (boreal forest). A backdrop of mountains appears phantom-like on the horizon. Snuggled in wool blankets, my husband Rick and I look out at the seemingly endless steel blue waters of Lake Baikal. We are awed knowing we are on the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, formed as an ancient rift valley 25 million years ago. Its crescent shape is about the size of Belgium or Holland, but Baikal’s claim to fame is its astounding depth — 1642 metres! It contains 20 per cent of the world’s fresh water. This computes into more volume than the five Great Lakes combined! Our guide Valentine speaks in her native tongue to the four Russian tourists on board, then aptly switches to English for us. “There are 333 rivers and streams flowing into the lake; only one river flows out — the Angara.” Long before scientists discovered Baikal’s unique ecosystem, the indigenous Buryat peoples attributed its extraordinary characteristics to powerful lake spirits who gathered at Shaman Rock, located in the rapids where the Angara begins its outward flow. “According to legend,” said Valentine. “Before a wedding, the bride-to-be was taken to Shaman Rock to spend the night. “Her survival meant the spirits concurred she would make a good wife and the wedding would go ahead. If she died of exposure or was swept off the gigantic rock by rogue

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waves, it was best — as she would not have made a good wife anyway.” I’m thinking it wise to have a summer wedding. “Now you men were not excluded from the spirits’ judgment,” Valentine added. “Those accused of a crime were deemed not guilty if alive in the morning — and if not, it was just punishment.” Lake Baikal has caused much stir in the scientific realm. The water’s purity is phenomenal due to microorganisms not found elsewhere. The most numerous are crustaceans known as the Baikal Epischura, which account for 96 per cent of the filtering of Baikal. Divers claim the water is so clear it causes unexpected vertigo from seeing so far below their feet. Biologists have dubbed the lake and surrounding area the Siberian Galapagos for its 1,700 species of flora and fauna — of which 80 per cent are found nowhere else on the planet! This biodiversity was given World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. The only mammal to inhabit the

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lake is the endemic freshwater earless seal Pusa sibirica, locally called “nerpa”; estimated to have made Baikal their home for two million years. It remains a mystery how these seals originally got to be here, considering the lake is hundreds of kilometres from any ocean; some surmise a sea-passage once linked the lake with the Arctic Ocean. “When the lake freezes over in winter,” said Valentine. “We see yet another of Baikal’s marvels as the ice forms with crevasses that open and close providing breathing holes for the seals.” Since the nerpa congregate mostly in the lake’s northern basin, when we are back on dry land it is off to see some in Listvyanka’s Baikal Museum. We delight in their dirigible shape of fur covered blubber, with large bright eyes and whiskered mouth at one end, and flipper tail at the other. The main food source of these wonderful creatures is golomyanka, a native fish with translucent bodies and no scales. see Omul page 36 run the 70km between Irkutsk and Listvyanka. ❚ The Listvyanka Information Centre is near the bus/mini-van dropoff and has English speaking staff for sites/directions/boat rides. ❚ Companies in Irkutsk offer tours, but expensive and mostly in Russian. ❚ Where to stay in Irkutsk: Empire Hotel — great location & amenities (www.empirehotel.ru/).


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Local company alleges foreign steel dumping

A complaint by Richmondbased Tree Island Steel Ltd. has spurred the Canada Border Services Agency to launch a probe into alleged dumping of galvanized steel wire into Canada by China, Israel and Spain.

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Classroom composition conundrum Opinions split over whether co-ed or single-sex offers best learning experience

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oping leadership, math, science and technology skills. The focus has shifted, however, to how co-ed classrooms are failing boys. Statistics released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development showed girls significantly outscored boys in reading in all 32 countries tested. In Canada, boys lagged more than 30 points behind girls.

Traditional classrooms are more female-friendly, says Peter Jackson, administrator at Saint John’s School of Alberta, a boys-only facility outside Edmonton. Boys aren’t programmed to sit quietly for long periods and focus on one task. They’re easily distracted, they’re loud and, especially in early adolescence, “they’re brimming over with energy; if you could harness it, you could power a city,” he says. “Boys are having a much harder time,” acknowledges Matthews, who, in her private psychology practice, sees a lot of smart little boys who are identified as having behaviour problems, when really they’re just curious children. As a result, Saint John’s structures its schedule to respond to boys’ needs. “We have smaller classes and we’re able to work

out that energy,” Jackson says. “The day is broken so they’re not just sitting at a desk.” Kimberley Noble says she’s relieved her 13-yearold daughter Lucy doesn’t have to deal with the peer pressure of the co-ed classroom, where some girls are pushed to grow up too soon or act a certain way. “I would much rather Lucy go out into the world of relationships as a really strong fully formed person and I think that’s what she’s getting where she is,” says Noble. “The all-girls environment gives them a lot of freedom to look at who they are and what they want to be in the world.” While single-sex classrooms do help girls maintain confidence and keep their options open when it comes to careers and academics, says Matthews, separating the girls from the boys isn’t the only answer.

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and more likely when, it adds electrification features, it will again be ahead of the pack. While the GS-Sky edition of the Mazda3 doesn’t have a complete SkyActiv package (the new Mazda CX-5 does), yet it still offers significantly better fuel economy, without sacrificing performance. In fact, power output is higher, in addition to the fuel economy benefit. The 2.0-litre SkyActiv engine can produce 155 horsepower and 148 foot-pounds of torque, and it runs on regular gasoline. That’s surprising as it’s an ultra-high (about 13:1) compression ratio engine (10:1 or less is the norm). When sold in countries (mostly European) with higher octane regular gasoline the ratio can be even higher and that translates to even more power.


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Make short stay the sweetest If tuition limits time, when is it most beneficial to be at private school? Often, it comes down to dollars and sense. For most people, tuition fees are a significant financial consideration. So if budget restraints mean restricting your child’s private school experience to only a couple of years, the question becomes: Which grades will have the most impact? Susan Hazell, executive director of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, says removing a child from a private school at which they are happy can be damaging. “The positive experience is great for self-esteem, and they’ll probably love their teachers, so it can be a big jar. I encourage parents, if they can only send them for two years, to only send them for their last two years.” She recognizes that fewer spaces are available at that point, and that it’s more difficult for a child to come in when relationships have

already been established, but it can happen and foster positive results, she says. Another option is to switch systems at natural breaking points. After Grade 7 would be a good time to explore new opportunities. If money is an issue, Hazell suggests parents be honest with the school’s administrators, since many have financial help available. “There are some schools where families can sit down with financial directors and loans officers for people who really believe in this type of education for their child and need help.” Karen Griffin is the office manager for a family-owned business and the mother of Patrick, 18, and Thomas, 14. She found the neighbourhood public elementary school satisfied her children’s early needs, and thought it was not as important to spend tuition money

at the elementary level. When the time came to send her children to high school, she felt class size was important and saw the public system as overcrowded. Dianne Johnson, principal at the Junior Academy in Toronto, thinks earlier is better. “The ideal two-year periods would be during the middle-school years, grades 7 and 8, in order to prepare the student properly for high school, or during the primary years, grades 1 to 3.” Dr. Anthony Laws, a physician who treats children and young adults with behavioural and learning disorders, believes the elementary grades are crucial to a child’s learning potential. “If you could only send your child to private school for three or four years, I would say that grades 3 to 5 or 3 to 6 are the most

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Make checklist when visiting school Ask questions to determine if it would be a good fit for your child

Nothing can replace a visit to a private school, in terms of learning about the school’s environment, its attitudes and daily life there. School open house events are an excellent opportunity to tour the school and meet teachers,

current and prospective students and parents. If a school is not having an open house, request a personal tour — schools will welcome your inquiry. Plan to visit the school during school hours and look at how students and teach-

ers interact. Bring along a list of questions to ask so you don’t forget what’s important to you. Here are some issues to consider and questions to ask: • School’s philosophy or vision: How does this trans-

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late in the day-to-day life of the students? • School leadership and governance: Is it accredited by the Ministry of Education? Is it governed by a board or an owneroperator? Is it non-profit or for-profit? • School environment: What is the “feel” of the school? Is it a welcoming place? Is it clean, well lit and secure? Is public access limited? • Facilities: Is there a gymnasium, library, playing field on-site or nearby, music room? • Tuition: What’s included and what’s extra? For example, uniforms, books, technology, extracurricular activities . . . • Curriculum: Does it follow, meet or exceed the provincial education guidelines? What happens if your child switches to the public system down the road? • Classrooms: Is there a maximum class size? How

do teachers interact with students? • Teachers’ qualifications: What kind of professional development are they offered? Are they professionals in their field or qualified teachers? Do you prefer one over the other? • After graduation: Where do students go for further schooling? In the case of a high school, what percentage of students goes on to university and do they get accepted to their first choice? • Entrance requirements: What, if any, testing is done? How much emphasis is placed on the results? Is acceptance only granted in certain years? • Student life: Do students seem productive, engaged and happy? Can you picture your child in the setting? • Parental involvement: Is there a parent council or certain expectations? On your visit, also be

Ask for a student to take your child on a tour of the school. sure to: • Ask for an outline of the school’s curriculum and to look at textbooks and other teaching materials. • Ask for the names and numbers of current parents or alumni, whom you can contact as references. • Try to speak with the principal or head of school and teachers. Don’t limit yourself to just meeting the admissions officer. • Ask if your child can meet other students. Ask for a student to take your child on a tour of the school. • Ask to observe a class or other activities.


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Admission isn9t always a formality At one time, if you wanted your child to go to a private school, you chose a school, applied, paid the fee and your child went to the school. No more. Many of today’s private and independent schools are inundated with many more applicants than they have places. Unlike public schools, which have to admit children who live within their boundaries, private and independent schools can — and many do — choose students they deem the “best fit” from among their applicants. Administrator Marilyn Andrews recalls the days when “parents could trek from school to school, interviewing us to find the school of choice for their child.” Today, demand often far exceeds supply both at entry level and in grades along the way. Parents

apply to a number of schools and take what they can get. As a parent, your first step is to consult the admissions offices of the schools you’re considering to determine their drills. At many schools, you need to start at least a year in advance. Most independent schools in Canada don’t require an entrance examination. Among those that do, exams vary and test scores are weighted differently. Janet Lewis, executive director of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, says each of its 74 member schools sets its own policy. “Many schools use a combination of past records, a standardized exam or their own exam and the process will probably include an interview. A number of things roll into decision-making. If the

school has a huge number of inquiries, it’s entirely likely it will use some exam to determine a list to interview.” The approximately 200 schools across Canada that belong to the Association of Christian Schools International don’t require a competitive entrance examination, but the association encourages — and an estimated 80 per cent of members provide — an academic assessment. Christian schools are there to support parents who want a child taught from a Christian perspective, “so it is not a restrictive enrolment policy” from an academic standpoint, says Anne Rauser, the association’s regional director for the west. From a religious standpoint, some schools attract students from “a narrow population” and some from a broader one.

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until Feb. 26

Carolina de la Cajiga, Post-Modern Glyphs As part of the Richmond Art Gallery’s outreach to the community, the gallery displays artworks by local artists at the Richmond City Hall Galleria every six weeks. Location: Richmond City Hall Galleria showing, 6911 No. 3 Rd. Phone: 604-247-8313 www.richmondartgallery.org

until Feb. 28

A Splash of Colour Richmond artist Jeanette Jarville will be showing her stylized paintings of West Coast landscapes and semi-abstract figures. Location: Rocanini Coffee Roasters, 115-3900 Moncton St., corner of No. 1 Road. Email: art@jeanettejarville. com www.jeanettejarville.com

Jan. 31 - Feb. 16

Sisters at Gateway Theatre Dates: Thursday, Jan. 31 - Saturday, Feb. 16 In 1939, two Russian sisters live in a massive house in a Chinese garrison town where

their deceased father used to train Nationalist Chinese troops. As they struggle to make ends meet and maintain the illusion of their former privileged lives, their Chinese sister-in-law takes over the house, one room at a time. Sisters is a beautifully written tale inspired by Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters. Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Phone: 604-270-6500 www.gatewaytheatre.com Also at The Gateway: Until Feb. 18: Tara Nakano exhibition in the upstairs gallery and Feb. 19 to March 22: Judith Fairwood exhibition in the upstairs gallery at Gateway Theatre.

Feb. 2

Resident Art Group Winter Showcase Experience the best of Richmond in a vibrant showcase of some of the Richmond Art Centre’s Resident Art Groups arts and crafts. Presented by the city, this free event will feature a diverse display of work created by the Richmond Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club, Richmond Photo Club, the Richmond Potters Club, the Riverside Arts Circle, the Richmond Artists Guild, the Richmond Weavers

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Calligraphies and crafts exhibitions. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Location: Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Rd. Phone: Richmond Chinese Community Society at 604-2707222. www.rccs.ca

and Spinners and the Textile Artists Guild of Richmond (TAGOR). The event takes place from 12 to 3 p.m. Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate in the Performance Hall and Glass Room www.artscentre.ca or call 604-247-8300.

Feb. 2 - April 1

Richmond Art Gallery presents: Andante (a walking pace) Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3 at 5 p.m. Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Mike Andrew McLean, Haruko Okano amd Ruth Scheuing in UWHAH (Until We Have a Helicopter). Integral and common to the artworks in this group exhibition is the seemingly ordinary activity of walking. The title, Andante, draws from this tempo marking to mean - “at a walking pace” – a moderately slow pace that enables us to be attentive to our surroundings, literally and imaginatively. The artists presented in this exhibition explore the theme of walking to examine our surroundings, literally and imaginatively, in a range of media including photography, woven textiles, audio-visual media, sculpture, and installation. Location: Richmond Art

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Feb. 9

Free film screening: Puujee A Japanese documentary made in 2006 by director Kazuya Yamada in Japanese, Mongolian with English subtitles. Our lives are transformed, becoming more profound and diverse, through our encounters with others. Japanese explorer Yoshiharu Sekino is on a voyage to trace the journey of the human race back to its point of origin. Suitable for all ages. The screening runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Phone: 604-247-8300

Email: gallery@richmond.ca. www.richmondartgallery.org

Feb. 16

The Richmond Chinese Community Society TD Lunar New Year Celebration at Lansdowne Centre According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, the Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration starting from the first day of the first lunar month. For 2013 this signifies the Year of the Snake and so the festival will fall on Feb. 10. In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, which brings about family reunions and charitable love, this year’s celebration will include a variety of multicultural performances ranging from the Lion Dance, Chinese Opera, Hip Hop Dance, Folk Dance, Kung Fu and Taekwondo along with booths for Chinese

Feb.23

The Lulu Series: Paula Jardine Incorporating elements of landscape, poetry, lanterns, parades, music and fire, the work of celebration artist, Paula Jardine, explores and cultivates cultural forms that celebrate and connect us to each other, the land and natural cycles. Talk will be preceded by an interactive performance by members of the Steveston Seniors Drumming Circle. This is the second one of three talks in the 2013 Lulu Series: Art in the City. The free event will begin at 7 p.m., but seating is limited, so please reserve by emailing lulu@richmond.ca. Phone: 604-276-4000 www.richmond.ca/luluseries Presented with support of

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Connaught skaters dazzle at nationals Richmond club hosting charity show tomorrow night that will feature top performers from Canadian championships BY MARK BOOTH

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Connaught Skating Club’s fund raiser show tomorrow night suddenly features two of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the country. “No One Fights Alone” is a benefit show for the daughter of a longtime club instructor who is battling cancer. Melanie Pudlas has taught ballet for Connaught since 1997 and works with the skaters on developing their artistry on the ice. Her daughter Angela was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. She is a young mother of two small children. The show, which takes place at 6 p.m. at Minoru Arena, has received a big boost after last week’s Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Mississauga where two of

Connaught’s star athletes came through with outstanding performances. The week started with 14-year-old Larkyn Austman continuing her breakthrough season by winning the Junior Women’s title and concluded with 16year-old Mitchell Gordon’s marvelous free skate program that secured his spot in next month’s World Junior Championships. Sitting 11th in the senior men’s competition after his short program, Gordon turned heads with a free skate to a Neil Diamond medley that produced the fourth highest marks and vaulted him all the way up to seventh in the final standings. Gordon skated a clean program, that included a triple axle, and by the end, had the crowd clapping in unison to his music — never mind his coaches Keegan

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Larkyn Austman on top of the podium in the Junior Women’s competition at nationals.

and Eileen Murphy jumping in jubilation. He will be one of two skaters representing Canada at the 2013 Junior Worlds in Milan, Italy. “You just never see that with a young skater like Mitchell,” said Keegan Murphy of the crowd’s response. “A lot of credit has to go to our choreographer Mark Pillay. We threw around a lot of different ideas and he believed the crowd would be of Neil Diamond’s generation and he couldn’t have been more right. (Laughing) I didn’t know Neil Diamond’s music at all! “The crowd also played on Mitchell’s youth and he capitalized on it to show how much talent he has.” A month ago, Austman captured the Skate Canada Challenge with a comeback win that garnered her much attention. At the Nationals, she posted personal bests in both the short and free programs and proceeded to lock up the title with 149.75 points. It was nearly 26 points better than her nearest competition. “It was great — I just wanted to skate cleanly and do what I had been doing in practice,” Austman said. “I was nervous but I’m nervous before every competition.” In the short program, she began the 2:50 routine with a triple salchow-double toe jump. Its success often helps set the tone for the rest of her skate. “It’s first and it was clean,” she said. “It felt really good because I had struggled a little with it in the warmup but we fixed it and it went smoothly.” In the long program she

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Connaught Skating Club’s Mitchell Gordon is off to the Junior World Championships after a seventh place showing in the senior men’s competition at nationals. nailed another triple salchow-double toe and then unveiled a new jump that she had rehearsed hard since the Challenge — a double axel-triple jump. Austman said landing it perfectly was a huge boost

for the rest of her routine where she finished with 100.97 points and a tremendous margin over her rivals. “We just put it in and as soon as I hit it I knew — it just felt good,” she said. “It was the best I could do, and

I knew I had done it.” Tickets for tomorrow night’s charity show are $10 and can be purchased on line at www.coastregistry. com/events/connaught. They also will be available at the door.

Greig’s monster night not still enough for No. 1 Falcons

A monster performance from Brody Greig still wasn’t enough to prevent the Langara Falcons from dropping their first game of the season. The McMath secondary graduate poured in 45 points in a 102-100 loss to the Columbia Bible College Bearcats on Saturday night. It was the first defeat in 13 games for the nation’s number one ranked

collegiate men’s basketball team. The Falcons squandered an 18-point first half advantage and allowed the Bearcats to squeak out the victory with just 1.8 seconds remaining. Greig’s threepointer had given Langara a 100-99 lead 13 seconds earlier. He went 10 for 20 on the night beyond the arc. “Brody couldn’t have done much more

for us today,” said Langara coach Paul Eberhardt. “He normally is not a big scorer for us but with other guys struggling and CBC leaving him open, he stepped up and showed why he is a great player.” Burnett grad Elliott Mason added 12 points, while former McMath standout Jeff Chu had nine points and four assists. One night earlier. Palmer graduate Matt

Madewan had his best game in a Langara uniform, draining 28 points in a 104-77 victory over Kwantlen University Eagles. He hit on six of 10 shots from three point range. “Having coached Matt in high school I know that when he gets hot he is capable of shooting the ball extremely well,” said Eberhardt.


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Sports Atom Eagles enjoy tourney success south of the border

The Richmond Minor Eagles Atom hockey team played hard and had a lot of fun en route to winning the Arctic Blast Tournament last weekend in Lynwood, WA. The Eagles came out strong on Friday — producing wins over Cloverdale (4-0) and Ridge Meadows (4-3). On Saturday morning, the team enjoyed watching and cheering on teammates Brayden Ho, Jay Wang, Cormac Ennevor, Derrick Wong and goalie Darius Capadouca in the tourna-

ment skills competition. They were up against players from 15 other teams from all over B.C. and Washington State. All did an amazing job with Ho placing third in the agility race. Eagles supporters also enjoyed a win as they took the Spirit Award during the skills event. The Eagles continued their momentum on Saturday afternoon, winning 3-1 against the Seattle Badgers. Coach Alwyn Ho admitted that he was a little worried after the Seattle

team scored an amazing goal only seconds into the

first period, but was confident that his team would

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fight back as they usually do. Richmond headed into Sunday’s playoff games as the top seed and would meet local rival Seafair C2 Destroyers in the semifinals. The Eagles once against fought back from an early deficit and would produce an exciting 7-5 win. The Eagles then capped a perfect five game run by pulling away in the third period for a 6-3 victory over Ridge Meadows in the championship game. Coaches Ho, Sean

Harrington and Mark Ennevor commented that, although special recognition needs to go to Tyler McInnis Thorpe, Ryan Harrington, Wang, Derrick Wong and especially Capadouca, the entire roster did an absolutely amazing job of playing hard and working together as a team. Wonderful efforts were also turned in by Shaan Bal, Alex Barber, Josh Higo, Brayden Ho, James Mathewson, Kai Samson, Aidan Wong and Cormac Ennevor.

Make Softball Your Game! Register now for the 2013 season. New players welcome! The Richmond Girls Softball Association (RGSA) is open to girls and young women ages 6 (born in 2007) thru 23. The RGSA offers programs that range from beginners “blast ball” to competitive fastpitch.

Register in person at McNair Clubhouse 9500 No 4 Road

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To register online or for more information, visit

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New to Softball? Try it for Free! Have fun learning the basics of softball!

Free introductory sessions for girls born 2004 thru 2007 will be given by the Richmond Girls Softball Association at Brighouse Elementary School Sunday, Feb. 17 Sunday, Feb. 24 Sunday, Mar. 3 Sunday, Mar. 10

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Come to one session, or to all four! Call 604-837-3751 or email stevesmith15@shaw.ca for more information.


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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your popularity grows. You’ll make solid advances socially, could make new friends, might be attracted to a potential mate (who probably comes from the friendship area). Romantic feelings (and creative surges, speculative urges) visit you Sunday. Exciting meetings occur late Wednesday night through Friday – these days also hold a possible or eventual upheaval, which could force you to choose between love and prestige, mating and career. (If someone new attracts you late Thursday night or daytime Friday, the upheaval is in your past, and this potential relationship is free of it.) Taurus April 20-May 20: Your world has shifted, from contemplation to action, from understanding to ambition. Pursue ambitions now into late February. (Then, the return of an old friend or social group will tell you the hard work’s over.) Until Wednesday p.m., a dilemma might force you to choose between a business or love partner and an ambitious goal. Rest, nurture your family Sunday, early Monday. Your romantic, pleasure-seeking, creative and speculative side blossoms Monday afternoon to Wednesday – you might be a bit confused Monday eve. Tackle chores (and angle for promotion) Thursday/Friday. Gemini May 21-June 20: You feel mentally alert. The few weeks ahead are a splendid time to travel afar, write, engage in intellectual activities (school, lawsuits, etc.) and fall in love – or move a present love to a nuptial stage. Sunday/Monday are busy with errands, calls, reports, details and variety – step lively, but carefully in relationship communications. (Unintended slights can occur.) Veer toward home and family, nature and rest Monday afternoon to Wednesday. All goes well, but health or chores nix a love or intellectual pursuit. Romance hits powerfully Thursday/Friday – if before 6 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, a future upheaval might shorten love’s life span; if you meet after this, or Friday daytime, love’s future looks long and bright.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead hold secrets and subconscious urges.Your intuition rises to the surface; your impressions are correct, especially about a Virgo or Gemini. Research, detective work can advance your standing with higher-ups. You might feel inexplicably drawn to someone in a lustful way. If you’re both single, and merge, you’ll have a very ambitious future, you’ll be a “power couple.” That doesn’t mean a loving couple, though. Sunday/ Monday are for earnings and spending: proceed carefully. Errands, trips, calls and news media fill midweek. Be home Thursday/Friday: much success! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The accent remains on relationships, opportunities, new horizons – and on opposition and obstruction. The difference is largely up to you – smiles win, challenges don’t. Your energy and charisma stand out for all to see Sunday/Monday, but nothing gets done without humble co-operation. Chase money, add to your possessions Monday (unreliable) Tuesday (good, except for used items) and Wednesday (lemons, except 3 – 6 pm PST). Short trips, errands, paper work, and communications fill Thursday/Friday. All’s well – but avoid drawn out talks with co-workers. Saturday: home, family. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A few weeks of hard work face you. A thread of romance survives just long enough to confront you with the question (Friday onward): do you want to marry this person or not? Lust and money are involved. Rest, lie low Sunday to Monday afternoon: be self-protective, ignore possible eggers-on. Your charisma and energy return Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Use this interval to solve problems and tackle formerly daunting chores. Good and bad luck mingle, so stay alert, respond to hunches.Take care with money, purchases,Thursday – but charge forth with these Friday before supper.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Romance, creative surges, pleasure forays, speculative ventures, games, risk and beauty – these fill the weeks ahead. You could fall in love – and it could lead to marriage. Respond to any romantic openings, glances, or notions now to Feb. 1. Your courage is an essential ingredient. (After Feb. 1, we return to “ordinary romance” – though the “wedding likelihood” remains high through June.) You feel optimistic, hopeful and popular Sunday/Monday. Retreat, rest and plan midweek. Your charisma and energy soar Thursday/Friday: you’ll walk the winning path! Shop, Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Be ambitious – but very diplomatic – Sunday/Monday. Your hopes rise Monday afternoon into Wednesday eve: light romance, popularity, social delights and entertainment arrive, though they might be slightly clouded by your own (newly since last autumn) serious demeanour. Retreat Thursday/Friday: plan, contemplate, be charitable. Interface with government or head office Friday, not Thursday. Your energy and pizzazz rise Saturday. All week, your home and family grab your attention – be gentle, affectionate. Pay attention to real estate, security, retirement plans and nutrition. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The emphasis lies on communications, trips, visits, errands, paperwork, casual acquaintances and variety. (Chase that last one, for your curiosity, now to mid-February, might lead you to a place where you will later live – or more likely, curiosity will uncover something which helps your finances later.) A talk or trip can also lead to romance. Understanding and a mellow mood flow over you Sunday/Monday – gentle love is in the air, but others might be touchy. Be ambitious Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Plan what you’ll say to a higher-up or VIP. Hope, joy Thursday/Friday!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Chase money, add to possessions. The earnings area of your life is on a slow but unobstructed pathway to increase over the decade ahead (though things get interesting 2018 onward). Respond in kind: march ahead to make money. This is different than career: your “prestige side” wrestles with many unpredictable upsets and opportunities in the years ahead (as Thursday/Friday show). But it, too, is upside-prone. Don’t risk money Sunday/Monday. “Hot sex” might be interlaced with anger. Mellow understanding flows Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Choose: money or friends. Joy, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and sense of timing remain high. Start significant projects, seek favours, see and be seen – impress people. Sunday/Monday might bring a relationship or opposition: step lightly. The “under world” of sex, finances, secrets, medical research and lifestyle changes drifts to the surface Monday eve to Wednesday. Right now, these succeed on a small basis, but not in the large picture.Bosses are skeptical.Careerwise, you need to show unwavering “dutifulness” to September 2015. Gentle love, understanding and travel Thursday/Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, recuperate, think and plan. Enjoy solitude. You’ve just entered a powerful, 15-year cycle that will emphasize/promote your ideas, needs and goals as never before.This demands thought and choice. Tackle routine chores Sunday/Monday. Don’t argue with anyone, nor push a machine to its limits. Relationships surge Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Though the general atmosphere won’t bring you anyone with whom you can share mental and emotional “oneness” – still, affection wins. Grab a late Wednesday opportunity. Life’s mysteries arise Thursday/Friday. Gentle love Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


A44 January 25, 2013 The Richmond News

REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

6008-08

Coquitlam

6008-30

Surrey

For Sale by Owner

6015

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

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

6008-12

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

New Westminster

6008-06

6008-26

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-28 IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

Richmond

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

6008-30

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

Surrey

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

6015

For Sale by Owner

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

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

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

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

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

North Delta

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

6020-08

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

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, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

6020-30

Port Moody

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

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

SUNDAY 1 to 4. 8475-116A St, Lot 18,150 sf. 7 BR hse, 4 bath, 3136sf, Incls In-law ste, sep entry. $569,900. Planet Group Realty Jas Walia • 778-668-2177 Harmit Virk • 604-537-5806

Coquitlam

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

Houses - Sale

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

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

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

6020

6020-24

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

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

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

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

Chilliwack

THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

6020-01 $6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

Burnaby

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

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

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

Abbotsford

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

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

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

Coquitlam

Surrey

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

6020-06 5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $720,000. 604-762-6921

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

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

6020-04

Chilliwack

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

6008-08

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

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

www.bcforeclosures.com 4 BR home from $18,500 down $1715/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-02

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

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550 TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

REGENCY Park Towers Condo 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Corner Unit. 1200 Sq Ft. 6631 Minoru Blvd. 11th Fl. Across from Richmond Centre and Skytrain. Best location in Richmond. Reduced to $339,000. 604-278-5771

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

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

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

6020-34

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

6008-14

Burnaby

Langley/ Aldergrove

Difficulty Making Payments?

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

6008-04

6020-14

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Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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6020-01

6020-32

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

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

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

Surrey

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

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

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

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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6025

Industrial/ Commercial

6035

Mobile Homes

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6030

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

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

6020-36

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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Lots & Acreage

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

Appliance Repairs

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8055

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8068

6050

Apna Demolition & Excavation Ltd.

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8075

Electrical

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Excavating

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8125

Gutters

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604-626-1054 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-38

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.

6020-52

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

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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

8195 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

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

Recreation Property

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

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

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8240

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OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 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

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8160

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

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8250

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

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The Richmond News January 25, 2013 A45

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A46 January 25, 2013 The Richmond News

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9129

Luxury Cars

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

Boats

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1994 VW Golf, 4 dr, auto, sunroof, 110 K, Thule rack, 1 owner, all records $1500. 604-733-2340

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

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1980 BUICK Riviera 1 owner, clean, no rust, good cond. 158K, $4500 obo, 604-940-9520 1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

9125

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039

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

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

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

2008 NISSAN Pathfinder S, $19,888, 76,068km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 MERCEDES Benz SLK350, $24,888, 68,922 km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2008 INFINITY G37 Coupe Sport, $27,888, 44,620km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 TOYOTA Yaris, $12,888 Mileage: 58,352 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2011 NISSAN Juke,white, full load leather sunroof GPS, Stock# S12332B $23,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

9160

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

9173

Vans

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

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

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888, 39K, 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9515

Boats

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Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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

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

2010 JEEP Wrangler, blue, hard top, Stock# S13095A, $19,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, $9,888, 105,420 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2004 BMW X5, 4.4 i , 131K, $15,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

(Janis Joplin)

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

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

2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525 2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2008 HONDA Fit, red, manual, gas mizer, Stock#BB3050A, $12,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6300. Call 604-518-3166

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

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

2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE GT $15,888, 48,926km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Luxury Cars

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

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

9129

9522

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.

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $12,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2007 MAZDA 3 GT, $12,888, 94,531km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

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

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

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

Domestic

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

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

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

9145 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007 BMW 335i CABRIOLET, $28,888, 79,712km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

*some conditions apply

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

604-630-3300 www.richmond-news.com


The Richmond News January 25. 2013 A47

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A48 January 25, 2013 The Richmond News

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Richmond News January 25 2013