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MLA will run in election despite code breach John Yap is staying put. The Richmond-Steveston Liberal MLA who has been embroiled in the controversy over the provincial government’s ethnic outreach strategy apologized for his role, but stopped at taking himself out of the running for the May 14 provincial election. “It doesn’t change the fact that I’m the MLA for Richmond-Steveston. I look forward to the coming election, which I fully intend to run in,” said Yap who was reached Thursday afternoon in Victoria. “I am running in the coming election as a B.C. Liberal and my colleagues on the team and the premier have encouraged me to run. So, I’m full steam ahead in running for reelection on May 14.” Yap’s comments followed the release of a report by Deputy Premier John Dyble who investigated the government’s proposed ethnic outreach plan which found serious misconduct by B.C. public officials, the misuse of government funds and the deliberate use of private email to hide what was going on. Yap said he sincerely believed at the time that allowing staff to use their private emails to conduct matters was appropriate. “But now I realize it was a breach of the public service code,” he said. “That, of course, I regret and accept without reservation my responsibility and own up to it. This investigation done by Mr. Dyble is very thorough and came out with a number of findings and recommendations,” he added. “One of the findings was that I crossed the line when I was minister (of Multiculturalism) and allowed and encouraged my staff to assist potential contractors with their applications to apply to be contractors as outreach workers.” Yap emphasized that at no time did anyone try to influence his staff making the contract decisions. “They were completely at arms length,” he said. “Ever since I became an MLA, we work and support and help constituents, people, all the time to navigate government services, look for opportunities,” he said. “But there’s a higher standard expected of ministers and I breached that. I admit it was wrong. Despite resigning his post as minister, Yap’s his ambition to run for re-election has not been dulled. In fact, resigning has freed him up to focus on his campaign, he added. Yap is also confident he has the support of his riding association’s executive after speaking with many of them. “So far, the response has been very positive and understanding,” he said. “And I fully expect the riding association will stand with me.” ! For the full story, go to www.richmond-news.com. See opinion page 15.

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Chinese signs ‘way out of hand’ Delegation will appeal to city council for more English

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There’s no doubt Richmond — with a population of predominantly Asian descent — enjoys a generous helping of Asian language on signs, shops, advertising, real estate newspapers and mail outs. But a delegation preparing to present its case to city council claims Richmond’s plate is now piled too high with the Chinese language and is asking for a more balanced diet of Canada’s official English and French tongue. Residents Kerry Starchuk and Ann Merdinyan have spent the last eight months researching the issue, taking photos and gathering signatures for a 1,000-strong petition, before they face city council on Monday. Starchuk and Merdinyan — who’ve sat in on many of the city’s intercultural advisory committee meetings over the last six months — say the amount of Chinese-only literature they’ve photographed over the past couple of years has gotten “way out of hand.” And, with a view to “increasing racial harmony,” Starchuk is asking the city to consider adopting the same policy as Aberdeen Centre, where two thirds of any signage has to have English and French. “We’re not saying there shouldn’t be Chinese language on signs,” Starchuk told the News. “I’ve lived in Richmond all my life and I enjoy having so many different cultures in the city. “But this isn’t right and it’s all the way through Richmond, not just the city centre and the lack of English is way out of proportion.” Starchuk said if someone, such as city council, doesn’t “get a handle on it” soon, there may come a time when there will be no English to be seen. “If this is our Canadian identity, then it’s not very inclusive, is it?” said Starchuk, who added she won’t drive up the north end of No. 3 Road anymore because of the predominantly Chinese

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Signage such as the ones pictured, entirely in Chinese, in the north end of the city centre have long irked Kerry Starchuk and Ann Merdinyan. They will ask city council Monday to adopt a new policy for more English. signage. “This is not cultural harmony because I have no idea what these signs, advertising and the real estate papers are saying. “We value Richmond and we value our Canadian identity and I hope that comes across with our presentation.” Aberdeen Centre spokeswoman Joey Kwan confirmed it has a signage policy for all — Kerry of its retailers, with at least 70 per cent English/French and the remaining 30 per cent a language of the retailer’s choice. Starchuk, who says she’s been research-

ing the subject on and off for three years, feels Aberdeen’s approach is the way forward. “Up the top of No. 3 Road is one thing, but it’s crept further and further down into all of Richmond and into my neighbourhood,” she said. “When you drive down your own street and you can’t read many of the signs and can’t read half of the Starchuk stuff that comes to your door, something’s wrong with that. “The discussion needs to be opened up about this and that’s ultimately what we’re trying to do.”

“We’re not saying there shouldn’t be Chinese language on signs.”

City council asked to choose its policing priorities BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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Richmond Mounties have tasked city council with a difficult choice. The RCMP are lining up their annual list of community safety objectives and have requested council to pick two out of the top three. After consulting with council and the public and analyzing crime reports, the Mounties have short-

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A memorial motorcycle Clothing on procession to mark the 10th anniversary of 9-11 will start at Richmond’s River Rock Casino. The 9-11 Memorial Ride and Remembrance Service will glide out of the casino parking lot on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m.

listed pedestrian safety, commercial break and enters and personal theft/ robbery in the downtown core. An RCMP report presented to city council’s community safety committee this week noted that, although pedestrian deaths are down from previous years, personal injury collisions with vehicles continue to rise. Likewise, commercial break and enters have also spiked in the last year.

And the continuation of personal robberies in the downtown core has apparently identified a need for a comprehensive plan to deal with that particular crime. “Pedestrian safety should still be top priority because it’s not a pretty thing and it’s always the vehicle that comes off worst,” said Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt. “They are all very worthy objectives, I wish we could do all three.”

Coun, Ken Johnston agreed, but wanted to broaden the reach of any police voice beyond the earshot of elderly people. “It may seem like it’s just the elderly people that are getting knocked down, but it’s not just the old ones,” said Johnston. “I see so many young people just strolling across the road without a care, we need to reach them too.”

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Among the five options for improving traffic flow the province began presenting at a string of public open houses this week—the Richmond Olympic Oval hosted the first one March 13—Colwell says he’d push for one including a new crossing from 80th Street in Delta to Richmond in the No. 8 Road area. “While I’m very cognizant of environmental concerns and the idea of more land coming out of the ALR to put in a bridge, it would reduce the number of choke points,” Colwell says. It’s an option Richmond City Council opposes based on the amount of agricultur-

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Jeremy Colwell has had a good think about what improvements he’d like to see help relieve the chronically congested George Massey Tunnel. The principle of CPG Systems Inc., an information technology firm, says he certainly has had plenty of time to contemplate the matter. Much of it comes to mind when he’s caught in lineups leading to the soon to be 54-year-old link while trying to get back and forth from his home in Tsawwassen, his office in Vancouver, and clients who are scattered across Metro Vancouver. The congestion can be so bad some days he can struggle to meet the demands of his customers who often require timely assistance. “If I get a call that a customer wants to see me, then I either have to put them off or figure something else out,” says Colwell. “Because, if I’m trying to go through the tunnel at 8:30 a.m., there’s often a horrendous lineup.” It’s the same in the afternoons. “If I happen to be with a client in South Delta and get a call to go into Vancouver at 3 p.m., then forget it. It’s completely unfeasible.” And that can have a significant impact. “There’s not a whole lot of sympathy in our industry. We’re tasked with making

“With all due respect to Mayor Malcolm Brodie, I feel it’s a bit of a narrow-minded position.” — Jeremy Colwell

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Jeremy Colwell often has to bat off clients because he’ll spend most of his time sitting in line-ups getting in and out of the Massey Tunnel. sure that our clients’ computers work right,” Colwell says. “And if they don’t work right, then it can be a catastrophe.” Customers generally just care about solutions, he adds.

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“They don’t want to hear about excuses. They don’t want to hear about circumstances or situations. They only want to hear I will be there. And the tunnel is a major impediment to accomplishing that.” It’s also costly. Colwell, who drives about 4,000 km a month for work, estimates that in fuel alone he is spending $500 to $600 annually sitting in tunnel traffic jams.

al land that would be consumed for bridge and road construction. “With all due respect to Mayor Malcolm Brodie, I feel it’s a bit of a narrow-minded position,” Colwell says. “If you look at the No. 8 Road corridor now, there’s ditches on both sides, and the amount of land being talked about bringing out of the ALR would be minimal.” First off, the ditches could be cut and covered, he said. “Then you’ve got four lanes.” Colwell would also like to see a second crossing from Richmond to Vancouver over

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Grabowski: The time has come to fix the tube Continued from page 4 the Fraser River’s north arm. “Otherwise, why are we going to spend billions of dollars just to move traffic a couple of kilometers up the road,” he says. He’s even okay if it becomes a tolled route. “I’d be fine with a toll, although to be quite honest I like the idea that was put forward by (Surrey Mayor) Diane Watts a number of months ago where she suggested putting a toll on every crossing, but make it a very small one.” The five options the province has rolled out include: 1. Maintain the existing tunnel. 2. Replace the existing tunnel with a new bridge. 3. Replace the existing tunnel with a new tunnel. 4. Maintain the existing tunnel and build a new crossing such as a “twin” bridge or tunnel along the Highway 99 corridor. 5. Maintain the existing tunnel and build a new crossing in a new location. Barry Grabowksi, chair

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of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, says he’s well aware of the impacts traffic congestion has on local business, but his organization has yet to champion one of the proposed options. “I don’t think there is enough information in front of us to have a preferred option yet,” he says. “I think it (traffic congestion) is impactful on

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business, and the community in general. We are told that 55 per cent of the traffic through the tunnel is actually coming to Richmond. And if that’s workers or customers, that makes a difference. They’re delayed in getting to where they have to go.” He adds that while some of the current options may not be palatable or practical, “hopefully somewhere in those options is a choice that will make sense.”

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Also a concern is keeping the project moving forward through an anticipated change in provincial government following the May 14 election. “Hopefully, the election doesn’t change the momentum because its been clearly identified that there is a need in the future to do something about the tunnel and it can take up to 10 years to get a project like this to completion,” Grabowski says. “We hope certainly that something can be done out of those options.” Plus, he feels it’s the Massey Tunnel’s time to be dealt with. “We understand that the province a few years back said they had other transportation issues that had to be resolved, like the South (Fraser) Perimeter Road and the new Port Mann Bridge, and now even the Evergreen Line,” Grabowski says. “...this seems to be the next major transportation hurdle that needs to be overcome in the Lower Mainland.” More information about the tunnel replacement project is available at engage.gov.bc.ca/ masseytunnel.

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Despite the use of cellphones while driving continuing to be a scourge on the roads of Richmond and beyond, the city’s top cop isn’t comfortable with the prospect of confiscating devices. With a growing number of offenders, Jamie Graham, Victoria’s police chief, who’s also head of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police’s traffic safety committee, is calling for the police to have the power to seize cellphones from distracted drivers. Graham’s motion, if the police chiefs pass it at a conference in June, will ask the government to increase the $167 fine for cellphone use and permit police to seize cellphones for 24 hours on a second offence and for three to five days on subsequent offences. However, Richmond RCMP’s Supt. Renny Nesset said this week that seizing offending driver’s phones for up to five days comes with its own set of problems. “I’ve heard a lot about this on the news, but we would have to protect the integrity of the information on that device,” Nesset told city council’s community safety committee. “And I’m not sure that I want that responsibility.” Graham said it’s time to “raise the ante” on a practise that’s costing people their lives. However, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association has grave concerns about police

wanting to confiscate motorists’ cellphones if they’re caught talking on them or texting while driving. While the liberties association acknowledges the serious safety problem distracted driving poses, it says the police are not supposed to be the punishers in society — that’s for the courts. Coun. Bill McNulty, on the other hand, would be happy to see the offenders lose their phones, cars and smashed with a hefty fine to boot. “I think it’s about time we stepped this up,” he said. “All I see is people driving around Richmond on their cellphones and I want to see the penalties increased. “We have enough trouble as it is out there without this on our roads.” A novel suggestion to relieve an offending driver of the cellphone’s battery was put forward by Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt. “If we take away the battery, then (the phone) is not functional, it’s not operational and they can come back in 72 hours and collect it,” she said. “You can fine them all you want, but some people think they’re just above the law. “If we try to say something to them, the language that comes out of their mouth? We should be doing all we can to make their lives miserable.” Nesset said he would pass the suggestions onto a traffic safety sub committee in Victoria.


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Thoughtless gifts costly If you are going to shoot poison darts at the enemy, make sure they don’t fit your intended victim’s blowgun. With the provincial election not much more than a heartbeatand-a-half away, most of the smart money is saying that B.C.’s New Democrats have the ruling BC Liberals on the ropes. There’s the old, festering wound of the HST which will finally be bandaged (but far from healed) on April 1. That’s only a couple of weeks before the election writ is dropped. The current ethnic apology scandal has its tentacles throughout the premier’s office, twitching uncomfortably close to Christy Clark’s own desk. With a couple of resignations already in hand, in-house investigators will allegedly get to the bottom of it all, but realistically, most folks who don’t consider themselves “ethnic” won’t be significantly swayed by something they feel doesn’t affect them directly. The same scandal includes elements that will resonate at election time, however: the elements that affect our pocketbooks. Diversion of tax dollars into partisan political endeavours is not taken lightly by voters, especially the more conservative types who are most likely to support the political right, like Clark and her BC Liberals. The NDP has been not-so-subtly harping on that issue, pointing not only to the ethnic debacle, but the government’s controversial $15-million advertising campaign that veritably stinks of partisan politics. But now the apparent leak of a draft report from the Auditor General’s office, reported by the Victoria Times-Colonist, suggests the NDP have been diverting constituency funding - our tax dollars - into a campaign slush fund. At about $200 per month per constituency office, totalling a bit more than $460,000, the diversions don’t amount to a very large gift to themselves. But when voters go to the polls, it might just be the thought that counts.

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Vehicle addicts cause chaos The Editor, Open letter to George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, Everyone complains about traffic congestion and expects the government to rectify the situation without any personal lifestyle changes or sacrifices. Refusal of people to consider changing their lifestyle is what causes congestion. Thousands of new people move into an area and each of these people brings a car with them because they know the government will cater to them with new and improved roads, bridges and tunnels. This in turn encourages more cars to take advantage of the improved facilities and congestion is soon worse than it was before. The insanity will only stop if a moratorium is placed on all new roads, bridges and tunnels. People will eventually learn that their automobile addiction is not sustainable and they will look at other options. These other options will never be explored as long as driving a car remains the most convenient way to travel. I challenge all of you simpering government wimps to stop your insanity. Wasyl (Bill) Brytan Richmond

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Plagiarism in fiction is hard to find Last month, one of several lawsuits against director James Cameron was thrown out of court. Not so much thrown, actually, as fired out of a cannon at the alleged victim. Cameron is currently the target of at least three more lawsuits, all claiming that he cribbed the ideas for his blockbuster Avatar from their novels or unproduced screenplays. Few of these suits have much chance of success. The authors play up some similarities in their works - Soldier on an alien planet! Giant rainforests! Revolts against mining companies! - but closer reading usually reveals shared generic ideas. There’s no protection for simple plot and character elements. You say your book about a teenaged vampire in love is being ripped off by my soon-to-be-published epic masterpiece Count Dylan of Westside High? Well, get in line. Because clearly, both of us are ripping off Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, who was also obviously borrowing wholesale from The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith, whose author was teen-ing up Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice, which was a spin on Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot and George R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream, which were based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula (the book, not the movie with Keanu Reeves), which in turn was ripping off Sheridan LeFanu’s

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Carmilla and Paul Feval’s Vampire City, which were inspired by John Polidori’s The Vampyre, which was an homage to Lord Byron. Make your cheque out to the dead English poet, if you want to put an end to it. As the above examples show (and I could have included a dozen other branches of vampire/supernatural/gothic/romantic literature, movies, and roleplaying games) ideas spawn more ideas. Sometimes it’s just the zeitgeist that hits authors. For example, do I know that Stephenie Meyer has read The Vampire Diaries? No, I do not. In fact, I think it’s entirely plausible that her vampire romance love triangle was created independently of L.J. Smith’s. For another franchise, look at J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Rowling has famously been sued about as frequently as Cameron, and often by people who believe that the use of the word “muggle” grants them some kind of magical primacy. Who has not sued Rowling? Well, she’s not been taken to court by Ursula K. LeGuin, or by the sadly late Diana Wynne

Jones. Why not? LeGuin’s A Wizard of Earthsea tells the tale of a young wizard, powerful and born to a non-magical family, who barely survives an early encounter with dark magic, trains at a wizarding school, and goes on to confront and defeat the foe that nearly destroyed him. Sound like Harry Potter? Not if you’ve read both series. The tone and setting are worlds apart. (If you haven’t read it, go pick up Earthsea today!) Likewise, Jones has written about the similarities of her Chrestomanci books to Harry Potter, when asked by young fans. She did see some similarities. But she did not reach for the telephone to call her lawyer. “Once a book is published, out in the world, it is sort of common property, for people to take ideas from and use, and I think this is what happened to my books,” Jones wrote. There is theft and plagiarism, but much more common is inspiration, the moment when a writer puts down a book, holds the idea in his or her mind, and says, wait a moment, what if this happened instead? Stories breed stories. They’re meant to. The canon of literature is an edifice built upon itself, from the Bible to the Odyssey, all the way up to the latest doorstopping novels. Matthew Claxton is a reporter for the Langley Advance.


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The evolution of neighbourhoods in Richmond

Life is about constant change — people change, economies change, environments change, cities change, values change, styles change, etc., etc.. We all get that. What we don’t seem to get, at least in many places and with far too many people, is that in those instances where change is necessary or desired, and where we have choice and control, change should turn out to be for the better, not for the worse. When we set about re-organizing, replacing, re-constructing, re-designing, or re-planning something, it should be with a commitment to improve things — make them better than they were before. But anyone with an open, discriminating mind who either lives in or walks through any of the established residential areas in

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is the consummate example of what not to do in community-planning and culture-building and they see this city’s primary value as that of providing a negative case history for other, more enlightened communities to learn from. These are educated people who thoroughly understand that the enablement of a “paveit-over, build-it big, build-it-fast, cut corners, sell-it-fast” approach to housing development leads inevitably to negative and retrogressive results rather than positive, progressive ones. Among other things they see a future of diminishing options and possibilities for those who would like to live and raise their children in a diverse and affordable Richmond neighbourhood. It might be justifiable to blame rapacious

developers and voracious off-shore investors for what is happening, or see our city councils, past and present, as being guilty of ignorance, and/or neglect, but, as a wise man once said, we get the government we deserve. If we fail to fully educate ourselves about important issues, the backgrounds and values of the people we elect to office, and what the alternatives might be to what we are offered and forced to live with, we surely deserve to suffer the consequences of our own neglect. Remember these points when you walk through your changing neighbourhood, and especially remember them when you vote, or chose not to, in the next election. Ray Arnold Richmond

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gies, a litmus test for The BC Liberal whether we’ve learned Party’s plan to rack Joe anything from our own up some “quick wins” Greenholtz or others’ suffering. before the May election Many people question by identifying aggrieved the point of apologizing ethnic communities for historical wrongs; they could apologize to things done by people has been in the news a IMMIGRATION long ago in which we lot lately. It’s not only played no part. You could say that become a case study on how to screw the fact that we are now enjoying the up the whole idea of an apology, but benefits that flowed from historical it’s also been the catalyst for some excellent discussion about what makes wrongs makes us as responsible as the perpetrators. But we neither planned an apology valid and meaningful, and nor asked for this, so it’s difficult to who apologies serve. feel the genuine contrition that is necEveryone from philosophers to essary for an apology to be meaningordinary Joes like me has thought ful and real. and argued about the reason suffering And with so many historical exists in the world. For atheists it’s wrongs to atone for where do we one of the “proofs” that God couldn’t begin? How do we decide what to possibly exist. For the religious, apologise for first? it’s one of God’s mysterious ways, Leaving the idea of rank orderanswerable only with faith. Since we ing aside, I’d like to believe — I do seem to be stuck with it either way, believe — that the internment of it’s our ability to find higher purpose Canadians of Japanese descent could in the nasty bits of life that gives our never happen again in Canada because lives meaning and makes them more the government’s official apology than merely nasty, brutish, and short. not only acknowledged that wrong The suffering that people endure, was done, but also demonstrated that especially at the hands of their fellow reflecting and acting on its consehumans, has redeeming value only if quences has made us better people it contributes in some way to the perand has made Canada a better country. fection of the human spirit. Baby steps, maybe, but those are the Which brings us around to apolo-

signs of an apology that means something which, in turn, gives suffering meaning. I’d like to be able to say that the Komagata Maru incident or the Chinese head tax had served a similar noble purpose, but one could just as easily argue that racism in the immigration system is merely more subtle and devious now. And the absolute panic that ensues every time a ship appears over the horizon full of refugees, queue jumpers, people in need of protection, people trying to scam the system, victims, terrorists, tells me that we still haven’t quite worked through those lessons yet. We should have begun by apologizing for the wrongs that have been done to First Nations in Canada, but that would be premature because it’s clear we still have so many lessons to learn. And that’s why apologies made in the cynical pursuit of “quick wins” are such a backwards step. Their hollowness only rubs salt in old wounds. Dr. Joe Greenholtz is a regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) and a director of the Premier Canadian Immigration Co-op. He also sits on the Richmond intercultural Advisory Committee. He can be reached at joe@premiercic.com.

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Linda Reid, MLA, hands over a cheque for $7,800 from gaming grants to the local Air Cadets squadron. Pictured on the far right is squadron volunteer Ken Thibault.

The Nora Pickett Academy of Irish Dance has a record number of dancers competing at the World Championships of Irish Dance taking place in Boston at the end of March. Back row, from left, Sydney Bayers, Morgan Game, Macaela Bradley-Tse, Halle Nicolaas, Stephanie Martyn, Hanna Smyth, Tomas McDonald, Catalina Gillies, Shannon Game, Olivia Bayers, Jessie Hebert and Catharine Anderson. Front row, from left, Caitlin Bradley-Tse and Jadyn McInnis-Thorpe. Missing: Emma Bradley-Tse. Send your pictures to editor@ richmondnews. com with ThePulse in the subject line. For more photo galleries, visit www. richmondnews.com.

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Larry Berg, Vancouver Airport Authority’s retired president and CEO, was honoured at a farewell luncheon co-sponsored by The Richmond Chamber of Commerce celebrating Berg’s 20 years at YVR.

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Father and daughter Jody and Taila Cranston met the Hockey Legends at River Rock Casino for Gordie Howe’s 85th birthday celebration. On hand were (back row from left to right) Marcel Dionne, Dennis Hull, (front row) Johnny Bower, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Hull.

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Richmond resident Gloria Tang won the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2013 and attended a press conference held at Aberdeen Centre last week. The 20-year-old won Miss Chinese Vancouver 2012.

TD Bank Group made a $5,000 donation to the Richmond Food Bank Society. The money will be used to fund a new financial literacy program under the Richmond Poverty Response Committee. From left, De Whalen, chair of the committee, Todd Laycraft, district vice president, Alex Nixon, Richmond Food Bank and David Sam, TD.

The Royal Conservatory of Music congratulates the Richmond residents who won 2012 Gold Medals for scoring the top marks in British Columbia on annual RCM examinations. Winners received their awards at a ceremony on March 3. From left, Daveena Ambalawarner, 9, Grade 2 Voice, Maye Cheng, 15, Grade 6 Flute and Edward Zheng, 10, Grade 7 Violin. Not pictured: Angela Chuang, 12, Grade 10 Violin, Emma Huang, 8, Grade 4 Piano, Chris Pang, 13, Grade 7 Speech Arts and Jocelyn Tam, 16, Grade 8 Voice.


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For the last five years, Richmond has seen a steady increase in filming, in terms of both the number of productions and total revenue. ABC’s hit show, Once Upon a Time, which has taken over Steveston since the summer of 2011, is just the most recent success story. But some filmmakers fear the provincial government has hit the rewind button on this small but thriving industry by lowering tax breaks for the film industry, making B.C. less appealing for producers, who are now taking their projects elsewhere. “This means less work for everyone in the industry” said Michael Goyert, a Richmond filmmaker who has been working in the industry for the last three years, “It’s especially tough for younger guys, like myself, who won’t get called up if the older guys aren’t working” There’s always the option to move to Ontario, where that province has more generous tax breaks than British Columbia, but Goyert doesn’t believe that’s an option. “I don’t want to restart my life in Toronto. You’re starting over both professionally and personally. All the contacts I’ve made in the film industry are here in Vancouver. The people who are helping me with my film are all people I’ve met and worked with here. Moving to Toronto would force me, in many ways, to start over from square one again” Premier Christy Clark believes that B.C.’s $285-million per year in tax credits is a generous enough contribution by the taxpayers, and believes that Ontario is “in a race to the bottom” with its more generous tax credit plan. Putting a more onerous tax burden on the residents of B.C. isn’t the best course of action, according to the Premier. There’s only so much money to go around, and when attempting to balance an unbalanced provincial budget, cuts need to be made. However, those in the film industry aren’t necessarily buying what the Premier is selling. “I completely disagree with the Premier’s statement that Ontario is ‘in a race to the bottom,’ regarding the tax breaks given to the film industry” said Ashley Mendoza, another emerging Richmond filmmaker. “More productions are heading to Ontario because they get more ‘bang for their buck.’ Ontario gets a 25 per cent tax rebate back to the production, while B.C. gets 33 per cent rebate for labour costs. With PST and GST coming back to B.C. in April, productions here will also suffer another 7 per cent in taxes, while Ontario has adopted the HST with no issues” In 2012 alone, residents working in the film industry earned a staggering $12 million of income — a figure that illustrates how impactful the industry is for the local economy. Ted Townsend, spokesman for the City of Richmond said the city is cognizant that production costs are a major driver for where producers decide to take their projects. “From a municipal standpoint, our philosophy is to be a film-friendly city” says Townsend. “And that means, doing what we can to make sure our fees are reasonable and

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Michael Goyert is a Richmond filmaker worried about the change to tax laws. competitive, as well as being responsive and helpful to film companies. We encourage our community to be welcoming and responsive, recognizing the economic impact it has on our city. We do what we can to make Richmond an attractive place for filming, but there’s only so much we can do.” Both Richmond filmmakers fear they may not find work as a result of the new tax structure, and they believe their fears are shared amongst the thousands of film industry works in the province. For Goyert and Mendoza, their passion lies in filmmaking. Both work on film sets and are part of film crews to financially support their own filmmaking. With less work, it makes it that much harder to make their films and pursue their desired career path. “I mean, you could always work as a server and make money that way, but that’s not the point,” said Goyert. “Working in the industry lets you meet people in the industry. Film industry jobs are knowledge-based jobs. You’re learning new things on the job every day. Losing this work is going to be tough.” With a provincial election due in May, an NDP win may provide a glimmer of hope for the B.C. film industry. But as it stands today, Goyert and Mendoza both realize that this is a taxing time for their industry. Much like our Steveston visitors, Snow White and Prince Charming, the film industry and city of Richmond are both holding out hope for a happy ending.

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I’m taking a break from dispensing advice for this column to rant a bit about two disturbing trends in consumer technology. Something really must be done about them. 1. Wearable computing: You might have heard about a new device Google is developing called Google Glass. Debuting later this year for $1,500 U.S. a pop, it’s a dumb looking set of glasses with a special screen in one lens that allows you to surf the web, send email and record video through the movement of your eye. Pundits, the ones who suggest that “wearable computing” is the next frontier, like to think that some day we’ll all be wearing these things. Maybe, but really, please no. Geeks have finally become cool, rich, and envied by the mainstream, and now along comes the Lenscrafters equivalent of giant brick mobile phones from the 1990s to make geeks look like geeks again. Google Glass screams

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The public will have to wait a little longer to see what the Richmond Olympic Oval Museum will look like. A design theme unveiling scheduled to be done early last month was to coincide with a Canadian Olympic Committee board meeting locally. But a change had to be made when some of the board members had scheduling conflicts that forced the meeting to be moved back to Toronto at the last minute. City of Richmond spokesman Ted Townsend said efforts are being made to reschedule the event with the COC, but details have not been finalized. The oval museum is a $5 million project intended to celebrate the role the facility played during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosting long track speed skating, plus the accomplishments of local sport. Funding for the museum, the first in the Americas to become an official member of the Olympic Museums Network, comes from Oval Corporation capital reserve ($1.5 million), the province’s tourism coffers ($2.5 million), and sponsorships ($1 million) with another estimated $250,000 expected in the next five years. Initially, the museum 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. Visitors are now 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.

introduced an eight-inch smartphone. I’m not making this up. That’s bigger than the Google Nexus 7 tablet I carry around in my backpack. Putting that up against your ear would be like talking into a Denny’s pancake. I get the need for larger screens as we demand more function and capability from our phones. My own phone is four inches and I love the expanded real estate. Older phones with smaller screens like the iPhone 4S now seem difficult and clumsy to use — larger screens are definitely better for those with aging eyes. But either we all get bigger pockets (or forever be tied to backpacks and purses) or we hold the line at somewhere under five inches. If we don’t, we might as well give up the notion of elegant mobile tech that is beautiful and discrete. Google Glass and eightinch phones: consumer tech is in danger of losing its hard-won sense of style. Barry Link is the editor of the Vancouver Courier.

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Chevrolet reintroduced its successful Malibu nameplate (dating back to 1964) into the highly competitive mid-size sedan market in the fall of 1996 to replace the Corsica. From 2004 until the 2007 model year, the Malibu sedan and Malibu Maxx wagon were Chevy’s mid-size mainstays, that is until it was succeeded by a completely revamped 2008 sedan. For the new model, the base engine was a 169-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder, with an available 252-horsepower 3.6-litre V6.

Prices at a glance

The 2008-12 Malibu represented good value when new, and previously owned versions can be picked up for a very fair price. As expected, fully equipped LTZ V6 models command top dollar. 2008: $11,000-$15,500 2009: $13,000-$16,500 2010: $15,000-$18,000 2011: $16,500-$20,500 2012: $18,000-$22,500 *The higher end of a given price range represents vehicles with more options and fewer miles.

Four-cylinder versions could also be had with a five-horsepower electric-assist motor, but that option was dropped after 2010. A four-speed automatic transmission was standard with all four-cylinder cars until 2011, when it was replaced with a six-speed unit (same as in the V6). A brand new Malibu was launched for the 2013 model year.

The good stuff

Compared with previous editions, this Malibu delivered attractive styling plus an exceptionally roomy interior that helped it win over plenty of buyers. It also had big rear doors that were considered an equally important feature. Trunk space was equal to, or better than, most of its mid-size rivals. The Malibu’s ride was firm but comfortable and visibility was excellent in all directions. For drivers, the attractive dashboard and control panel layout was a major selling feature.

Heads up

Although the Malibu sedan’s base fourcylinder produced adequate power, it was no match for the stronger 252-horse V6. That’s important to note, especially if you plan to pack the Malibu to capacity and/or tow a

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Chevrolet reintroduced the Malibu in 1996, after it first came out in 1964. From 2008 to 2012, the Malibu represented good value. small trailer. The 2011 upgrade to a six-speed automatic transmission helped improve the base engine’s performance and reduce fuel consumption.

about. Note that the Saturn Aura and Pontiac G6 shared the same platform and powertrains as the Malibu and could sell for less since the brands are no longer around.

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Vitals

Chevrolet put a lot of effort into making the Malibu a viable competitor to the leagueleading Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. The Malibu never got to the front, but still managed to give owners plenty to crow

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ES, the 300h (hybrid) costs $4,400 more than its gas-engine-only partner, the ES350. On the other hand, you can also make a financially sound case for buying a hybrid if you believe the price of gasoline will continue on an upward trend and the hybrid model will maintain a higher value at the end of your ownership period. Both are reasonable assumptions. The ES 300h sports the new, more aggressive look of Lexus on the outside and has a longer wheelbase that allows more interior room. It’s most apparent in the rear seat area where there’s a considerable increase (104 mm) in legroom and some extra (18 mm) of headroom. In addition, there are electronic and connectivity improvements, new safety features and new steering and suspension upgrades that significantly enhance the driving experience. The new front suspension has opposite-wound see Audio system page 34

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Audio system: Exceptional, worth commenting on Continued from page 32 coil springs that provide better straight-line stability and the rear suspension geometry has been revised. Its new steering gear has a quicker ratio (14.8:1 compared to 16.1:1) and a more responsive feel. The rear-mounted battery pack in the hybrid also gives the front-drive ES a more balanced feel on the road. The base ES 300h comes with environmentally-friendly NuLuxe upholstery and both semi-aniline leather and genuine leather are available in upgrade packages. The option packages can also pile on lots of premium luxury features like a heated wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel, window shades on the rear doors, a power rear window sun shade, a one-touch power trunk closer and both heated and ventilated front seats.

Style

A modern sedan shape with a sweeping roofline, the new ES has a lower and slightly longer profile and noticeably shorter body overhangs front and back, due to its 45.7 mm longer wheelbase. Overall, the new look of Lexus is more sculptured and shapelier, yet still includes

the characteristic horizontal spindle grille. Daytime running lights are a string of LED’s that form a clever and distinctive “L” shaped pattern. While the ES 350 has dual exhaust pipes sticking out the back, there’s no visible exhaust pipe on the ES 300h. What it does come with is a trunk lid spoiler (for improved aerodynamics), plus unique 17-inch alloy wheels and distinctive badges with blue shading.

Inside

No surprises here, the emphasis is decidedly on comfort in a cabin that also provides a nice sense of openness and refinement. My test 300h came with a Leather Package ($6,550), which added wood trim that was also on sections of the steering wheel. Navigation and an absolutely awesome Mark Levinson audio system were also included. I generally don’t comment on audio systems unless they are exceptional and the optional Mark Levinson system certainly falls into that category. It offers 12-channel DVD audio through a 835-watt amplifier and 15 speakers.

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The interior of the Lexus is predictable, with an emphasis on comfort. The cabin has a sense of openness and refinement. You’ll hear sounds that you’ve never noticed before in tunes that you’ve heard a million times. The Leather Package also includes remote touch interface (RTI), which can be used to operate climate, audio, phone, navigation and more, with a mouse-like controller on the centre console. It’s a second generation system that gives the user a unique tactile feel, called “haptic” feedback, as it locks-on to usable screen icons. Functions can be configured by the driver and the “enter” command is now accomplished by simply pushing down the controller. While the trunk of the ES 300h is smaller (by 87L) than the ES 350, it’s still a good size and big enough for most owners. Fold-down rear seatbacks are not a feature offered on either vehicle, however, a small pass-through flap (for long skinny objects — like ski equipment) is offered on the ES 350. One disappointment was the black material used on the front seatbacks, which was at odds with an otherwise refined cabin décor. I’m sure most buyers, who do pay extra for leather upholstery, would prefer a matching-colour leather panel.

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While I wouldn’t go so far as to call the ES 300h a “sport sedan”, it’s certainly no couch on wheels. Unexpected driving delights included quicker responding electric rack-and-pinion steering, rock steady straight line directional control on the highway, and driver selected performance modes that change engine, transmission and steering settings. The emphasis is on a relaxed driving experience, when you get behind the wheel of an ES 300h. Its controls are clearly marked, easy to find and uncomplicated. A supple suspension does a superb job of cushioning road irregularities and suppressing outside noise and it’s complimented by the smoothness hybrid drive system that I’ve had the pleasure to drive. Basically, it’s a Lexus version of the Camry hybrid drive system. An Atkinson-cycle 2.5-litre, four-cylinder gas engine that can produce 156 horsepower is linked to an integrated hybrid electric motor/generator. Together they can produce a total yield of 200 horsepower, when needed. The transmission is a CV (continuously variable) type and there’s a 245-volt nickelmetal hydride battery pack stored behind the rear seats, in the trunk. The ES 300h is heavier (by 50 kg) than the ES 350 and apparently about a second slower to 100 km/hour, yet can be surprisingly quick off the line from a standing start. The extra weight is in the back, which actually helps the overall balance of the car and improves handling. Around town a driver can use an EV (or electric only) mode at speeds up to 40 km/ hour, until battery charge is depleted. Exceptionally good fuel economy is possible in an urban setting or during a heavy traffic commute, where this mode and the hybrid drive system can be used to their full potential. It transitions between electric or gasoline power, or both, almost seamlessly. City fuel consumption in an ES 300h is about half that of the ES 350 (4.7 L/100km vs 9.4 L/100km), based on Natural Resources Canada ratings. Or to express it another way, Co2 emissions from an ES 300h are estimated to be 1,610 kg lower annually.


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“Why do you want to go there?” The ranger asks. “It looks like a bigger town, where we might find a place to stay tonight,” I reply. She glances at my map and with a shake of her head, says, “No, you don’t want to go there.” Gary and I are at the Visitor Centre of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. We’d whiled away the afternoon here, learning about the Coal Age. Lush forests covered Joggins 300 million years ago and over time, the swamp forests deposited massive quantities of organic matter that eventually became coal. The fossils contained in the exposed layers of the more than 30-metre high cliff faces fronting the Bay are the world’s most complete record of life from that time. It was here that Sir William Dawson discovered a fossil of the first true reptile, Hylonomus lyelli, the tiny ancestor of all dinosaurs that would rule the Earth 100 million years later and unique to Joggins.

At the base of the grey and rusty brown cliffs, we searched for fossils and even found a few. Dallying longer was tempting but we need to find a place for the night. Hence the conversation over our map with the ranger. She exclaims, “You want to go to Cap d’Or! You’ll feel like you’re at the edge of the world. It’s an old light keeper’s cottage.” Her enthusiasm is infectious and before we know it, we have a reservation, directions and about 45 minutes of driving ahead of us. On the narrow, gravel road leading to the Cap, we hope a moose will not saunter out of the darkening woods. We finally come to a small parking lot. The steep, boulder strewn dirt road winding down the cliff side looks too forbidding for our rental, so we start walking. Rounding a corner, we are relieved to see the red roof and white siding of the light station basking in the last of the day’s sunshine. Cap D’Or or Cape of Gold was named by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1607. The golden glimmers he noticed in the basalt cliffs turned out to be from see Lighthouse page 37

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fter 26 years as a dental assistant, she decided to try out a new career and brings her expertise in customer service and strict attention to detail to her growing list of clients. “It’s a whole new learning curve,” says Kininmont.“It’s all about developing relationships. I was really good at that in the dental profession. And I’m good at that in my life, anyway. And it’s a skill I’ve had ever since I was young.” While it means a whole new list of responsibilities to meet, Kininmont says the shift in her career has been a welcomed adjustment, especially when it comes to her new work environment. “I love to be surrounded by paper and pens. I get to work on the computer. And every once in a while I get to go on a ‘field trip’ and meet someone new.” That opportunity to deal with clients one on one may be a daunting task for some, but Kininmont has embraced the challenge. “Walking into places and meeting people face-to-face—that’s a new challenge for me,” she says.“When I was in a dental office, people had to come to me. And I was ‘on’ all day long. But to step into their (advertising customer’s) spaces, has been different.”

With all the changes she’s encountered since joining the News last fall, Kininmont says getting to know the community has been a big part of her education. “I grew up in east Vancouver and used to come out to Richmond with my mom for blueberry picking and check out some of the farms—the markets in spring and summer. And I knew Richmond just a little bit,” Kininmont says, adding she also lived in the Steveston area for a few years.“I remember the three apartment high-rises (Park Towers) near Richmond Centre. And now, I can’t spot them with the skyline changing almost every day.” Part of those changes has also been an upswing in the pace of the city, one Kininmont says she couldn’t help but notice on her morning commutes to work from Surrey. “Richmond sure is vibrant, busy,” she says.“Oh my gosh, Richmond, it never seems to sleep. “I like to get into the office early. I love the quiet time in here. And even at that hour in the morning I can’t believe the number of cars I see, and the people out and about opening their shops and doing their thing. It’s just booming.There’s lots of activity going on all the time.”


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Lighthouse: Only one in Nova Scotia to offer accommodation Continued from page 36 copper instead of gold but the name stayed. We enter the Lightkeeper’s Kitchen and inn keeper, Darcy has been expecting us and gets dinner started. Meanwhile, Darcy’s mom shows us our room, driving us up the hill to get our night things. The dining room glows golden with the setting sunlight pouring in all the windows. Before indulging in dessert, Darcy sends us outside to indulge in a Cap D’or ritual, watching the sunset. Not a speck of civilization is in view from the chair on a windy perch in a cliff side hollow. The air is crisp and clean, with just a tang of salt. Looking one way, the cliffs rise vertically in a grey mass right from the beach

and are topped with a ruffled green crown of trees. Looking the other, the light station looks small against the wide waters of the Bay of Fundy. The isolation is delicious. The first navigational aid here was a steam fog whistle, established in 1874. The present lighthouse, with its fog signal and light tower, was built in 1965. This is the only lighthouse in Nova Scotia to offer overnight accommodation. The Light Keeper’s cottage is creaking rather atmospherically with the wind. We meet a German family in the common room. Over cups of tea, we hear about their days spent happily hiking nearby trails. Before bed, we step outside to see the night sky. The light beacon slices through

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“I think it’s very important for mental stimulation, physical stimulation, just to keep going,” said Marie Belway, Senior citizens may have a reputaa resident and former entertainment tion of enjoying the quiet life and not director of Minoru Place. being the most active people, but that “I’m a great grandmother, I have a could not have been farther from the special needs great grandchild and so truth during Wednesday’s Wellness Fair. I am active with my grandchildren, my The Minoru Place Activity Centre great grandchildren and the Minoru was all hustle and bustle Senior Centre.” as it was host to Activate! The highlight for many Wellness Fair 55+, a free was special guest speaker event meant to encourage Arthur Black’s comical and an active and well-balanced critical romp. lifestyle for seniors. Black is a successful It started at 10 a.m. humourist and author of Wednesday morning and more than 10 books as well Scan page for a lasted until 6 p.m. with as the former host of the video a variety of events held CBC Radio program Basic throughout the day. Black. There were workshops on balcony He had the crowd laughing out loud pot gardening, breathing and relaxation, on numerous occasions as he reminutritional healing, pain management nisced about the “good old days” and as well as a Zumba dance class to end commented on everything from cellthe day. phone sizes to George Burns. There was even a roaming group of The fair is in its 12th year and drummers who made their way around focuses on information and services for the fair, stopping at various locations to older adults aged 55 and over. Every incite a little extra excitement, and even year it helps promote health, wellness, some dancing, to the proceedings. safety and independence. BY JAKE HEWER Special to the News


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Sports Rockets hosting Oval race

Sockeyes storm back to take full control of PIJHL tunnel series BY MARK BOOTH

mbooth@richmond-news.com

A three-for-one special on Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre has the Richmond Sockeyes on the verge of advancing to the Pacific International Junior Hockey League championship series for the third time in four years. The Sockeyes erased a three-goal deficit with a dominating second period then held off a late surge from the Delta Ice Hawks to pull out a highly entertaining 6-5 victory and take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Tom Shaw Conference final. The home team had prevailed in the first three games and the trend seemed certain to continue when the Hawks jumped out to a big first period lead on goals by Alex Martin, Mitch Walter and Matt Dawson. However, Sockeyes coach Aaron Wilbur was thinking differently after watching his club squander a number of quality scoring opportunities. “I think we had more Grade ‘A’ chances in the first period than we had in any other period of playoffs,” he said. “I think the hockey gods knew we hadn’t showed up to play at the start and were going to make us work extra hard to get back into the game.

“But I told the boys if they got the next (goal) it was game over. (Laughing) There was a horseshoe halfway up my butt when I said that.” The Sockeyes still had to weather an early second period flurry thanks to some excellent work by goalie William Lattimer, who had replaced Kootenay Alder midway through the opening period. Derek Hughes put the Sockeyes on the board and the floodgates would open soon after. Six minutes later, the game was tied on Jeremy Hamaguchi’s power play goal. Delta regained the lead on Aaron Merrick’s early third period goal during a two-man advantage but Dean Allison answered with a pair in less than a minute, chasing Hawks goalie Alex Anhert after Allison’s floater from outside the blueline fooled him. Hamaguchi’s second of the night provided the Sockeyes with a cushion and they would need it as Ryan Procyshyn pulled the hosts within one with nearly nine minutes remaining. Anthony Brito appeared to score the equalizer with 23 seconds left but the goal was waved off when Mak Barden was penalized for goalie interference. The 11 goal outburst was contradictory to the tight checking games fans are

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Richmond Sockeyes Scott Wessa keeps the puck away from Delta Ice Hawks Grange Gordon during game four on Tuesday night. accustomed to seeing in the playoffs between these two longtime rivals. It proved what a offensively deep Sockeyes team is capable of. “We had our backs against the wall and started to play with some desperation,” said Wilbur. “It showed our explosiveness. Sometimes in the playoffs your best players have to be your best players. Tonight we found a way. “The last five periods of

hockey, our team has put its heart on its sleeve and showed a lot of character. I’m really proud of them.” The Sockeyes’ power play scored on two of eight opportunities but looked far more dangerous than that, typically spending the entire two minutes in the Ice Hawks’ zone. The momentum gained from those dominating spurts played a big part in the outcome. “They go down low with three guys at the goalline

and like to move the puck across,” said Ice Hawks head coach Dave McLellan. “If you don’t make a stick play, they are whacking the puck into the backside of the net. We tried to make an adjustment but they are pretty good at what they are doing. Game five was slated for last night in Richmond. An Ice Hawks win would send the series back to Ladner for game six on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

For the first time, Richmond Rockets are hosting a short track speed skating race Saturday at the Olympic Oval. The regional Coastal FUNale is a year-end event that gives new and novice teen skaters one more chance to race before the season ends. It’s also a great opportunity for local spectators to watch short track speed skating at a world class venue. To help the club commence its first competition, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie will be at the event for first race. “I’m really looking forward to this competition,” said Rockets coach Chris Acton. “This race should be a lot a fun for everyone. It’s a terrific opportunity for skaters from across Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island to compete one last time this season. Each competition builds on a skater’s racing experience.“ The first race starts at noon. The Richmond Rockets feature over 30 members, ranging in all ages and levels. The club offers a unique opportunity to learn and excel in an exciting sport. The Rockets offer a free introductory class with the new season starting in September. For more information visit richmondrockets.org

Whitwham’s overtime winner sends Canadians to semi-finals For the fifth consecutive year, the Greater Vancouver Canadians will meet the Vancouver Northwest Giants in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League playoffs. The longtime rivals begin their best-ofthree series tonight at the Burnaby Winter Club (BWC). The defending league and Western Canadian champion Giants needed overtime of the third and deciding game to prevail in last year’s semi-final tilt. They will be favoured to advance again after

compiling a league best 32-2-4 regular season record then sweeping the North Island Silvertips in the quarter-finals. The fifth seeded Canadians needed an overtime goal from Richmond’s Alex Whitwham to trim the fourth seed Vancouver Northeast Chiefs 5-4 in the deciding game of their opening round series. Greater Vancouver took game one 5-2 and the Chiefs responded with a convincing 4-1 game two triumph, setting the

stage for last Sunday’s thriller at Planet Ice in Coquitlam. The Canadians erased a 2-0 deficit and took a 4-3 lead into the third when the Chiefs equalized in the early stages of the period. It stayed that way until Whitwham banged home a rebound at the 1:55 mark of overtime after a shot from Austin Adamson. Other goal scorers for Greater Vancouver included Otis Goldman, Andrew

Kluckas, Glenn Gawdin and Adamson. Nathan Alalouf got the win in net. The Giants took all four regular season meetings against the Canadians. The entire series played at the BWC, with game two scheduled for Saturday. If necessary, game three will be played Sunday morning. The other BCMMHL semi-final series has the Cariboo Cougars hosting the Okanagan Rockets in a battle of respective second and third seeds.

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Sports Ravens win Bantam banner

The Richmond Ravens Bantam C1 girls hockey team saved its best for last, doubling the North Shore Avalanche 4-2 to capture the Pacific Amateur Hockey Association Blue Group playoff banner. After a struggling in the regular season, the Ravens came on strong in the playoffs, culminating with the final against the Avalanche. North Shore opened the scoring, but centre Megumi Randall quickly evened things up with a highangle wrist-shot. A further exchange of goals followed, with Sidney Parker banging in a superb cross-ice pass from Veronica Pallone. Four minutes later, Pallone repeated the pass but this time to Randall, who backhanded the puck into the net. A scoreless but furious second period ensued, with goalie Taubin Stoneman anchoring the Ravens through some very tense moments. Blueliners Qianna Olarte and Lauryn Murray made opposing players feel downright unwelcome in front of the net, while Lauren Gee and Amanda

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FREE EVENTS Playoff champion Richmond Bantam C1 Ravens MacDonald blunted several Avalanche rushes. Holly Jang and Nicole Heinrich added to the excitement with rushes of their own. Wingers Sara Woodley and Mahara GibsonZeinoun initiated scoring chances, with Sydney Dowling close by to pick up the rebounds. Sarah Marcoe was a regular guest in front of the Avalanche net, while Emma Leong was a fearsome battler along the boards. Sarah Mayer and Athena Palmieri both forechecked tenaciously, always on the lookout for timely turnovers. The third period saw the Avalanche fighting desper-

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ately to even up the game. However, Ravens captain Jaime Hawbolt sealed the win with an empty netter in the final minute. The girls are coached by Drew McDonald. His assistants are Joel Marcoe, Ed Dowling, Eric Olarte and George Heinrich. The manager is Candice Maitson. Five other Raven teams have also captured playoff banners — Atom C1, Atom C3, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee C2 and Midget A. Icing... The Ravens are hosting the Midget and Pee Wee “A” provincial championships, starting on Sunday and concluding Thursday.

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LEXIER, Alan Aug 21, 1943 - Mar 13, 2013 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alan David Lexier. Alan left peacefully on Wednesday surrounded by his loving family. Alan will be cherished forever by the love of his life, wife, Mary Lou along with his daughter Brooke, sons Brent and David, daughters in law Kelly and Thuy, sister Joanne, and his beloved grandkids Bryson, Sam, Colton and Sara. Alan lived and breathed baseball his entire life as a coach and umpire. He was an integral part of Richmond baseball in several capacities beginning in the early 1980s. As well, he is a charter member of the Lower Mainland Baseball Association, serving as Head Umpire Coordinator for over 20 years. Memorial will be held to celebrate Alan’s life on Sunday March 17th from 2-5pm at Green Acres Golf Course, 5040 No 6 Rd, Richmond. "Heaven it’s time to play ball!"

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF THOMAS JAMES HARRISON, also known as JAMES HARRISON, DECEASED, formerly of 8360 Railway Avenue, Richmond, BC V7C 3K3. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Thomas James Harrison, also known as James Harrison, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the Executor, c/o Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 200 - 5611 Cooney Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3J6, on or before the 8th day of April, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have received. Robert James Harrison Executor

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RE: THE ESTATE OF GIZELLA STERNBERG, deceased, formerly of 7531 Sunnymede Crescent, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1H3 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Gizella Sternberg are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the administrator at c/o Stewart, Aulinger & Company, Barristers and Solicitors, 1200 - 805 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1K1, on or before April 8, 2013, after which date the administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice. HEDY RUBIN, Administrator STEWART, AULINGER & COMPANY, Solicitors

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Houses - Rent

9555 KILBY Dr, new reno, 5B, 2.5Ba, 2,850sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2,500 now, call Eric (604)723-7368 TSAW, 2 levels, detached home with sep garage, across from Diefenbaker Park, nice neighborhood, nr Elementary Schl, 2 BR up, 1 down, 1 bath up/1down, 2 kitchen 1up/1down, in exc shape, $1700, Apr 1, 604-813-1333

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-55

1 ROOM in house, $500/Month everything included. Near # 1 Rd. Female only. 604-272-1113

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6007

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

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Abbotsford

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

Chilliwack

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6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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New 1300sf 3 BR Upper, 2 full baths, dbl garage, 2 sundecks, inste w/d, $1500/mo, April 1, No Smoking, No Pets, 5271 Hollyfield, 604-220-5865

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

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

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Weeks of delay, mistakes and indecision end now, especially in work and health zones – but in future weeks you will hear news, not experience action, on these two fronts. Sunday to midday Tuesday accents intellectual progress/success, far travel, culture, and gentle love. Jump on any of these Sunday eve. Midweek brings career pressures, ambition, and relations with higher-ups. Wednesday begins a month of relationships – significant ones. You could wed, meet a future mate, form a business partnership, relocate, or grasp “fame” before late April – be assertive! Friday/Saturday: joy! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Delays are over; you can confidently walk forward, grasp the new, and start projects. Any lingering indecision will fade by early April. Wednesday begins a month of quite significant work, health issues, and dependents’ needs. Make firm, well-thought-out choices and actions. Whatever you do, work hard. Sunday to noon Tuesday accents mystery, research, sexual desire, financial and lifestyle commitment – Sunday eve holds a juicy plum here: pluck it! (E.g., reveal desires, make an investment, etc.) Midweek is gentle, mellow. Be ambitious Friday/ Saturday: higher-ups are watching. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Delays end Sunday, especially in domestic, security, realty and retirement zones. But these concerns will be a minor whisper, because midweek begins a brash, exciting month of romance, pleasure and creativity. Sunday (grab an opportunity!) to midday Tuesday accents relationships, relocation, public dealings (from retail sales to fame) negotiation and litigation. To succeed, be “partner prone,” diplomatic and eager to join. Applies through June. Midweek brings secrets, sexual bonding, financial ventures: you might end a commitment, to make another. Love, even marriage, looms.

March 17 - 23, 2013 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Delays have ended: march ahead. Sunday to Tuesday noon brings chores, health matters, and dependents’ concerns. (Don’t take on too big a burden Sunday eve.) Midweek emphasizes relationships, opportunities, relocation themes and possible new love. (Possible, though likely not longlasting.) Secrets, sexual urges, financial manoeuvres, lifestyle changes, research and diagnosis colour Friday/Saturday – be cautious, your actions here might point in a direction you don’t eventually want to go. Wednesday begins a month of power naps, home, family, property and security concerns. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The transition from a month of money interests to a month of casual friends, paperwork, short travel and communications occurs Wednesday – it’s so smooth, you’ll hardly notice it. (Money interests, to some degree – mostly money conversations – will hang on for several weeks.) Meanwhile, Sunday to noon Tuesday brings romance, creative urges, pleasure, poetic feelings and joys with children. (Sunday eve’s best – a new love possible.) Midweek emphasizes mystery, subconscious and sexual urges, commitment, financial actions and research. Relationships need caution Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Delays end, especially in relationships. “Domestic quietude” comes Sunday to Tuesday noon – sink into family, garden, the joy of sunshine and shade. Grab a prestige realty or similar opportunity Sunday eve – e.g., move to a classier district, upgrade furniture, send kids to a prestige school. Midweek brings romance, creative surges. (Dreams, hunches are true Tuesday eve). Wednesday starts a month of money luck, earnings, spending, possessions and sensual attraction . These themes are more important than in most years: act with “major intent.” Routine chores Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

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

Richmond

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

6008-30

Surrey

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

For Sale by Owner

6015

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

Houses - Sale

6020-01

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $26,000 down $2,375/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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

6008-42

6020-06

Chilliwack

4 BD 2300 sq ft home backs onto park, 2.5 bth, corner lot, garage + parking, newly decorated $354,900. Viewing by appt. 604-793-6642

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

6015

6020-08

Langley/ Aldergrove

Coquitlam

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

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-20

Okanagan/ Interior

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

6020-24

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6050

Out Of Town Property

$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108

8055

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

Concrete

* Patios, Pool Decks *Sidewalks, Driveways *Forming *Finishing *Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30 yrs. exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

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

Gutters

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

Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

HENRY’S

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Kitchens/Baths

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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6035

Electrical

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8087

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300

Surrey

8125

STAMPED CONCRETE

8080

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

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

Cleaning

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6020-46 211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

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Richmond

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

8015

Surrey

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

7 BR, 5 ½ baths, 3 level, 2 master bedrooms, 12,066 sq ft lot, 5500 sq ft, $1.125,000. Fleetwood area. Call 604-727-7679.

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

4BDRM/3.5BTH BEAUTIFUL SOUTH SURREY TOWNHOUSE PRICED TO SELL!!!!!! #24-2738 158 ST ~1947 sq ft. Side by side 2 car garage. South facing fenced yard and large private deck. Basement bedroom features private ensuite. 778-384-2057 or email: sonjaljensen@aol.com. Priced to Sell at $549,900.

6020-34

6040

Mission

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

6020-14

Houses - Sale

8060

6020-34

For Sale by Owner

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

6020

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6020-32

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

6020-14

Burnaby

BBY 2 lev home on 60ftx120ft lot with MILLION $ VIEW! 3 BR, 1.5 bath up. Authorized 2 BR ste down. $898,000. 604-526-7478

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

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6020

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