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the fine print CORRECTION: Wednesday’s issue of the News carried incorrect information about the hourly wage of IKEA employees in Richmond. Twenty-one per cent of workers make over $21/hr. TO DO: The Richmond Education and Adoption Centre of the BC SPCA is hosting day of fun on Saturday, May 25 at the centre, 7791 Steveston Hwy. from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes a bake sale, prizes, and activities for children. Call 604-277-3100.

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on this day May 24 1968 — FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.

— Izabela Wasiela

When the 2008 earthquake hit Sichuan province in China, Richmond city councillor Chak Au was one of many who provided assistance. He immediately recognized the need for emotional and psychological relief for the affected. That kind of help was lacking in comparison to the physical aid provided such as medical, shelter and food. The need became all the more apparent when he encountered only one person who had experience in responding to the emotional trauma suffered by victims following a major natural disaster. “Social work and psychology are regarded as secondary subjects in China,” said Au. “In the ’70s and ’80s, these departments at universities were shut down because they were considered politically incorrect. China’s still quite behind in social services.” His experiences in Sichuan prompted him, and a few colleagues, to form the non-profit Canadian International Education Assistance Foundation (CIEAF) in 2009. The foundation helps train professionals in social work and sponsors students at the Southwest University for the Nationalities in China. Two sponsored students visited

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Chak Au (left) co-founded an organization that sponsors and trains students in social work in China. Jisi Yisha (centre) and Chen Yongfen visited last week and spoke at a fundraising dinner. Richmond earlier this month to see the city’s social services and experience its community approach to social work. “The visit really opened their eyes,” said Au. “In Richmond, the whole community is responding,

which includes the city, NGOs (non-government organizations), and so on. It’s very different to China where the government still controls social work and the NGOs are quite weak.” The program has sponsored

five students per year since 2010. The students are from low-income households and part of China’s 56 ethnic minorities. Many of these minorities live in remote villages and CIEAF hopes to encourage graduating students to take their knowledge back to their communities, said Au. Jisi Yisha, from the Yi tribe and Chen Yongfen from the Tujia tribe were chosen for the trip because of their overall performance in class and volunteer service. “Jisi Yisha is from a mountainous village in China, so even for him to come to the university, he experienced some culture shock,” said Au. Students from the program continue to find placements in social work or counseling. Au, a professor who was part of the restoration of university social services departments in the mid’80s, said the emphasis continues to be on the material in China, which includes science and economics. Both Yisha and Yongfen spoke about their experiences in Richmond at a fundraising dinner last Thursday and took part in the CIEAF’s annual fundraising and educational events for the past 10 days. For more information about CIEAF, visit www.cieaf.com.

Acupuncturist alleged to have bilked MPS for more than $1m BY PHILIP RAPHAEL

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A Richmond acupuncturist who allegedly over-billed B.C.’s healthcare system by more than $1 million is expected to learn his fate sometime next week. That’s when a hearing being held by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia is scheduled to hand down a ruling. Dr. Mubai Qiu, who runs Mu Bai Enterprise Corp. on Odlin

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Cresc., could face a suspension after investigators looked into his claim of treating more than 461 patients in a single day. During the hearing last week, investigators for the CTCMA reported that a visit last July found Qiu’s seven-bed clinic was close to empty. The CTCMA undertook the investigation on the grounds that the volume of patients listed as being seen each day was so significant that it posed a risk to their safety and well-being. The hearing started May 15 and

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Dr. Mubai Qiu runs Mubai Enterprise Corp. and could face suspension for over-billing. was scheduled to wrap May 17. But Qiu filed for a stay of proceedings. According to B.C. health ministry, Qiu was listed as one of the top billing acupuncturists in 2009.

Investigators noticed a significant increase in his billings. In 2010 to 2011, he billed in excess of $500,000. That soared to $1.2 million the following year.

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home while the other gets ready to leave for work. It’s a bind not uncommon to many families. But in this particular case the couple’s “extended family” often fills in the child-minding gap. And that comes courtesy of the housing co-op they live in at Granville Gardens. “It’s hard to get someone to come babysit for just a half hour,” says Yaryna, 34, who moved to Canada from Ukraine with her husband in 2005. “Here, it’s no problem. I could call my neighbour in the morning to come and please help me out. And she will take Sofia to school. Or somebody else will help out. And that’s really helpful for young families.” The close-knit community of 94 homes is an added bonus to the lower than market rent the family pays for their neatly appointed, two bedroom townhouse. It’s a much-appreciated alternative to the high cost of marketbased rent, or home ownership in a city like Richmond which puts many families like Oleh and Yaryna’s out of the picture, and the community. According to the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board’s MLS Home Price Index, the benchmark price — defined as a typical property in the marketplace — to buy an apartment in Richmond was $347,200. For a townhouse that rose to $491,500. And a detached home was $932,700. All figures are for the month of April 2013. At those levels, ownership is out of the question for the foreseeable future for Sofia’s parents who left Ukraine with a bushel full of academic qualifications — he’s was employed as an electronics engineer, and she studied as a chemical engineer — but were told they lacked the “Canadian-based” experience to be fully employed

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Longtime co-op housing residents Isabel Evans (left) and Anne Davidson, Co-op Housing Federation of Canada president discuss future challenges for co-ops. in those sectors here. Their unsubsidized rental rate of $900 a month at the co-op where they moved in last September fits their current budget. They estimate the market-based rent for a similar property would be around $1,500. “Owning our own home? Most likely not, because right now if you look at the (housing) market it’s so high and unaffordable,” says Oleh, 38. “And if you do buy a house, then you are house broke. You only have money to pay your mortgage, property tax and utilities. And if you need renovations or a new roof, you’d need a second mortgage.” It would also mean not being able to send money back to Ukraine to help support their aging parents, or save enough for a trip back every few years to visit them in person. “Maybe we could take a chance and buy, but then we could never afford to go back to Ukraine,” Yaryna says. “And we could choose to live this life from cheque to cheque, but we wouldn’t feel very secure.” “It would be work, then home, and work then home again,” Oleh says. “It

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wouldn’t make any sense. “I don’t know if we want or need a house of our own.” It’s a familiar story for Isabel Evans — simply turn back the clock 25 years. She has lived in Granville Gardens since the late 1980s when she was a single parent to an eight-year-old son. Although fully employed as a nurse, childcare costs and a high-rent left her with few affordable alternatives until she was accepted into a home at Granville Gardens. “Even at that time, 25 years ago, I was paying over $500 a month. That was quite a bit,” says Isabel, who is now a member of the board of directors for the Cooperative Housing Federation of BC. “Because I didn’t have any extended family here, moving into the co-op it was fantastic,” says Isabel who moved to Canada from Scotland in 1968, first to Calgary, then Richmond in 1975. “It’s a caring community. People really care for each other. They help their neighbours. It’s almost like having an extended family. It’s like living in a small town.” see Co-op page 5


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Maria prides herself on being patient—a virtue she owes to her deep, Catholic faith. And it looks like the Richmond senior, who offered to share her story if her full name was not divulged, will have to rely on both — patience and faith — as she waits for an affordable housing option to see out her “golden years.” Maria, 76, and on a small, fixed income, is hoping to get a spot in Richmond that will keep her close to her church, friends and doctor. But that could be as long as a year from now. Her case is a familiar one to officials with Richmond’s Chimo Crisis Centre which helps locate affordable housing options for those in need, especially seniors like Maria who have fallen on hard times. In her instance, after being recently separated from her husband of 46 years, Maria found herself alone, on a small, single fixed income, and lumbered with a sizable rent for a modest, central Richmond apartment that consumes virtually her entire monthly income. After paying rent and utilities it leaves the still spry, former English teacher from Hong Kong with about $200 for living expenses. “That’s not so bad, I guess, because I am not a big eater,” quips the rail-thin Maria. “I really just need money for snacks to keep

me awake when I’m seniors in Richmond, watching TV.” the city has embarked Nina Randhawa, on its Affordable program coordinator, Housing Strategy to try outreach and advocacy, and meet the demand. with Chimo Crisis It requires five Centre, said she has per cent of a housing helped Maria apply to development of more BC Housing for subsithan 88 units adhere dized living — which to affordable living would be set at just a levels. Those projects third of her income. under 88 units require But the anticipated developers to contriblengthy wait may just ute money to the city’s deplete her meagre affordable housing PHILIP RAPHAEL/RICHMOND NEWS financial resources. fund. Developers and politicians celebrate last And then, the spot “So far, within would likely not be in month’s ground breaking of Kiwanis Towers, the affordable houswith 296 affordable units for seniors. Richmond. ing strategy we have The answer? secured commitments to create about 320 Rhandawa said more developments such as specific housing units for seniors, the bulk the Kiwanis Towers project that broke ground of which is in the Kiwanis (Towers) project,” last month would certainly help. That project’s said city spokesman Ted Townsend, adding 296 units spread out over two high rises there is an another 80 units for seniors in the more than doubles the number of subsidized Remy project which are officially outside the homes previously on the site which will now affordable housing strategy because the fundbe shared with three other towers featuring at ing comes primarily from BC Housing. market housing. “We have secured more than 1,700 afford“If we could have another 50 or so units able housing units since the strategy was for subsidized seniors’ housing, that would adopted in 2007, so a lot of those would also be great,” Rhandawa said. “But that wouldn’t meet the need for seniors housing, although solve the problem, because the population is not specifically targeted to them.” aging.” Overall, living costs can be an expensive With the expected rise in the number of proposition, especially if you are a senior who

has not prepared well financially. And that can put a strain on local resources, Townsend said. “When you’ve got about 29,000 seniors (in Richmond) between the age of 55 and 64 and close to one in five of those require some kind of lower income housing, certainly the number of units doesn’t add up to the number of people.” So, what do seniors like Maria do while they wait for an affordable home becomes available? “I really don’t know,” said June Humphreys, a volunteer advocate for seniors housing at Chimo. “I know of one client who was able to afford market housing until her money in the bank ran out.” And then another informed Humphreys she was putting her belongings in storage and heading to Vancouver to live in a shelter until a unit became available. “I thought that was so sad for a woman who was 60, had worked all her life, lived in Richmond and ended up having to go to a shelter in Vancouver and then hope she could get (subsidized) housing. “Somehow, we have to find a way of keeping her in the community, and that sort of takes a miracle.” As for Maria, she considers herself one of the relatively fortunate ones who can afford to stay put in a pricey rental apartment for the time being. “I’ll just have to wait,” she said. “I pray to God that he will help me through this.”

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But there is a looming problem casting a pall over many co-op housing communities across B.C. Those co-op residents who receive federal subsidies could face uncertain times, and may even lose their homes, when the federal government’s assistance runs out in 2017. According to the Co-ooperative Housing Federation of B.C., one quarter of housing co-ops in the province will be affected. That rep-

resents about 1,500 households of the most vulnerable — low income earners, seniors and disabled people. Those receiving a subsidy pay a rent equal to about a third of their income — the government assistance accounts for the remaining balance. “There is a great risk some people will lose their homes, because, although their mortgages may be paid off, at the end of the operating agreement we still have to provide maintenance for all of the units,” Isabel says. “And people on low

income, they will not be able to afford that. They can’t really afford to be paying any more than they are now.” That’s because co-op members, just like regular renters, do not build up equity in their homes. So, whenever they leave the co-op, all they receive is value of the share they purchased to attain their unit. The range in B.C. today runs from around $2,000 to $7,000. One thing that has made the coop model successful is the fact it houses a range of income groups. A

To lose those who require subsidy, would not only put those people at risk of homelessness but would be a loss for co-ops as a whole. Testament to the success of housing co-ops is the fact most have lengthy wait times. For Oleh and Yaryna it took about a year. In Evan’s case, it was 18 months. “Now, the wait lists are even longer for some people,” Isabel says, “because, I believe, there are less rental spaces available.” Some families can wait up to three years or more.

“It really depends on the situation. If someone is waiting for a one bedroom home and a three bedroom town home comes up, then obviously they can’t get the three bedroom townhouse,” Evans says. “A good match has to be made first.” For information about housing co-ops, visit the Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C. at chf. bc.ca. (Next week, the News explores trends of a younger generation in regards to housing.)

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Burrowing away, armed only with the patience of a saint and a tiny carving knife, a single angelic shaft of light illuminates Tom Parkes’ world. The earthy scent of fresh pine shavings swirls around our nostrils as our feet shuffle around the varnish-stained cement floor of Parkes’ darkened townhouse garage. Encroaching from high above and closing in from every crevice below are slices, blocks and slivers of wood of all size and variety. Eyes widening under his steel-rimmed glasses, Parkes carefully selects a thin flap of scrap wood from a pile and shows it off. To the uninitiated, the item is completely worthless. To Parkes — the Richmond Carving Society president — it’s a precious piece of wooden “gold,” full of treasured texture and possibilities. His garage — the smell, the tools and, of course, the wood — is his life. When he’s not being a graphic designer to pay the bills in his south Richmond home, Parkes is holed up in the garage workshop, fixated over this latest creation. “I probably spend four or five hours a day in here,” said Parkes, who’s been carving

wondrous wooden creations for 45 years. “I go to shows six or seven times a year. But I’m still a working man, although I want to quit some time soon and become a fulltime carver.” Breaking away from fashioning snailshaped feet for a giant jewelry box — a six to eight-month project — Parkes shines the dust off two magnificent works of art in the darkest corner of his “shop.” One is a three-foot high ornate vase and the second is an incredibly detailed morning glory flower with a hummingbird. Each, Parkes revealed, took around 150 hours to carve and each, he hopes, will fetch up to $1,500 at a show some time soon. “It sounds like a lot of money, but it works out to about minimum wage really,” he said. “I have sold a piece before that allowed me to go out and buy a car.” Parkes’ dedication and passion for carving is typical of the other members in the society. “We get together every week to show off our latest work and we help each other out in terms of problem solving and ideas. Everyone really bands together.” Around 70 men and women, young and old, make up the 24-year-old Richmond Carvers Society. The youngest is a 16-yearold girl; the oldest an 84-year-old man.

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“We’ve been approaching the wood shops at the schools, and at every show we invite all the students to take part and enter. There’s a $100 Top Student Award,” said Parkes. The Richmond Carvers Society 24th Annual Woodcarving Show will be held on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at Steveston Community Centre. More than 100 carvers will come to show off their creations, from as far as Alberta and Washington State.

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Tom Parkes, above, hard at work in his garage workshop, and below, polishing his amazing work.


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Community SHOW

Carving a slice of heaven, one chip at a time Tom Parkes spends much of his life in a dark garage. What he does in there will go on show this weekend BY ALAN CAMPBELL

acampbell@richmond-news.com

Burrowing away, armed only with the patience of a saint and a tiny carving knife, a single angelic shaft of light illuminates Tom Parkes’ world. The earthy scent of fresh pine shavings swirls around our nostrils as our feet shuffle around the varnish-stained cement floor of Parkes’ darkened townhouse garage. Encroaching from high above and closing in from every crevice below are slices, blocks and slivers of wood of all size and variety. Eyes widening under his steel-rimmed glasses, Parkes carefully selects a thin flap of scrap wood from a pile and shows it off. To the uninitiated, the item is completely worthless. To Parkes — the Richmond Carving Society president — it’s a precious piece of wooden “gold,” full of treasured texture and possibilities. His garage — the smell, the tools and, of course, the wood — is his life. When he’s not being a graphic designer to pay the bills in his south Richmond home, Parkes is holed up in the garage workshop, fixated over this latest creation. “I probably spend four or five hours a day in here,” said Parkes, who’s been carving

wondrous wooden creations for 45 years. “I go to shows six or seven times a year. But I’m still a working man, although I want to quit some time soon and become a fulltime carver.” Breaking away from fashioning snailshaped feet for a giant jewelry box — a six to eight-month project — Parkes shines the dust off two magnificent works of art in the darkest corner of his “shop.” One is a three-foot high ornate vase and the second is an incredibly detailed morning glory flower with a hummingbird. Each, Parkes revealed, took around 150 hours to carve and each, he hopes, will fetch up to $1,500 at a show some time soon. “It sounds like a lot of money, but it works out to about minimum wage really,” he said. “I have sold a piece before that allowed me to go out and buy a car.” Parkes’ dedication and passion for carving is typical of the other members in the society. “We get together every week to show off our latest work and we help each other out in terms of problem solving and ideas. Everyone really bands together.” Around 70 men and women, young and old, make up the 24-year-old Richmond Carvers Society. The youngest is a 16-yearold girl; the oldest an 84-year-old man.

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“We’ve been approaching the wood shops at the schools, and at every show we invite all the students to take part and enter. There’s a $100 Top Student Award,” said Parkes. The Richmond Carvers Society 24th Annual Woodcarving Show will be held on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at Steveston Community Centre. More than 100 carvers will come to show off their creations, from as far as Alberta and Washington State.

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Tom Parkes, above, hard at work in his garage workshop, and below, polishing his amazing work.


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The issue of affordable housing is huge here in Richmond and throughout the Lower Mainland. Housing prices have sky rocketed over the past decade, which would be fine if incomes had kept pace — but they haven’t. Greater Vancouver is now one of the least affordable places to live in the world because of that gap. In the good old days, we had a national housing strategy, which was an attempt to ameliorate the problem by, not just throwing money at the problem, but by devising a coordinated response to a pressing issue. But that was scrapped in the ’90s and responsibility for housing was downloaded to the provinces. In B.C., our “free enterprise” Liberals have provided some subsidies, but have put precious little towards building more affordable housing. At the civic level, politicians have required developers to make at least five per cent of their development affordable if it exceeds 80 units. Obviously that’s not enough. But enough complaining. The time is for clear action. It is encouraging to see that the Kiwanis towers project is happening, as is the Remy project. These may be just drops in the bucket considering the high demand, but they are clear illustrations that integrated, affordable housing is doable. We also have success stories in the form of housing co-ops. To think those subsidies are being threatened is mind boggling. That’s one program that’s already working. Let’s not break it.

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Can you smell June yet? The Editor, Are you like me counting down the days till June? The kids get out of school, sun-kissed evenings, vacations begin and the world just seems right. The start of summer, where you never have enough time to do all the nothing you want. And ... that ‘green cart’ you filled three weeks ago with yard trimmings and back of the fridge stuff finally gets collected. Yes I know there’s a few of you out there just like me who, though well informed, but short in memory, filled the two wheeled future of recycling and happily pushed it to the end of the drive. And then with a little less joy, pushed it back to the house (with a green sticker added) still filled with everything you hoped to rid your life of. The sticker thanked me for using the system, but, I have to wait till June before they pick it up. Well, I don’t have to wait, it’s the future two pulses short of a backyard smoothie that’s going to do the waiting. And ripening! Now the sticker did inform me to transfer that which was in the green cart over to my green cans. And I did! Honest! But here’s the thing ... what do I do with this week’s food scraps and yard trimmings after I fill my cans with last weeks? I live life on the edge when it comes to a supply of green cans at his time of year. The shrubs, trees, plants, weeds, and my nemesis, the grass, all gang up on me in May. It’s the worst time to be shunned at the curb is May. And this isn’t the first May that it’s happened! So with only a few more days till we welcome in June and say goodbye to May’s food scraps and yard trimmings, I pray for cool weather. And I thank the good people of Sierra Waste for their understanding in my eagerness to to utilize the new system. Bob Niles Richmond

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One’s English can change, accidentally Given the number of real injustices and outrages in the world, it’s probably wrong of me to flip out about grammar and word usage. Especially since I am far from perfect myself, in both speech and writing. But a few days back, the phrase “on accident” hit my brain again, and I cringed. I’ve always, always used “by accident” and “on purpose.” For the vast majority of English-speaking people, “by accident” is considered correct. You will scarcely ever see “on accident” in print or on TV, unless you’re watching a reality show. But “on accident” is slowly creeping into use in both American and British English, and although I can’t find much evidence north of the 49th parallel, I’d be very surprised if it isn’t already embedded here in Canada, too. I hate this phrase. Every time I hear it, it’s like steel wool being rubbed across my exposed brain. This then forces me to confront the fact that I have absolutely no good reason for my seething, almost violent rage on this subject. English changes. It grows, it branches, it sprouts dialects that wither and die or are absorbed back into the main branch of the language. I know this. Regional change, and change over time, are constant. Compare Jane Austen to Mark Twain, or Charles Dickens to Raymond Chandler, and you’ll see

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radically different styles and word choices evolve over a few decades and a switch in continents. I also know I’m being irrational, because some differences in word usage don’t bother me at all. I grew up saying “pop” when I wanted a carbonated sugar-laden beverage. That’s the most common usage across much of Canada, and a kid saying “soda” is looked at askance. But on TV, we saw nothing but “soda,” as that’s the common usage in California, where most of the network TV shows are written and produced. Pop versus soda is highly variable across North America, with much of the south preferring to use the word coke, as in “What kind of coke would you like?” “I’ll have an Orange Crush.” Similarly, we’ve reduced other brand names to common nouns, from kleenex in North America to hoover in the U.K. None of this leaves me the slightest bit upset. Let others use their idioms, and I’ll use mine. Then I’ll hear an American describe a group of friends as a clique, and pronounce it “click,” or

say that they’ve found their niche, pronounced “nitch.” The rage comes right back, and I have to fight the urge to strangle someone while screaming “It’s pronounced ‘cleek’, you moron, it’s FRENCH!” Canadians, with their exposure to French words, French class in schools, and Quebec accents on the news, are much more likely to go with the correct pronunciations than Americans. Why do some words or sentence structures sound so wrong, and why do others sound right? And why do I get so angry about it when I hear the wrong words used? It isn’t like this sort of thing hasn’t happened before. “May I?” and “Can I?” used to be distinct ideas, with “May I?” asking permission, while its sibling asked if something was possible. “Can I?” has swallowed up the former, and I’m sure there were some grammar grumps who raged against it as much as I do against “on accident.” I’m not sure which I want more: to win the fight and banish “on accident” to the remotest inner circle of hell, or to find the ability to calm down and understand that it really doesn’t matter that much. English is going to change whatever I want, and most of those changes will be by accident, rather than on purpose. Not that I’m ready to change yet. Matthew Claxton is a reporter for the Langley Advance.


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Results are no surprise The Editor, Re: “Richmond slips to bottom of turnout table,” News, May 17. Ratna Omidvar’s column in the May 20th issue of the Globe & Mail (“Temporary immigrants, temporary loyalties”) provides a clue as to one of the reasons why Richmond’s voter turnout in the provincial election was the lowest in B.C. When a significant portion of a community’s population commits to only part time residency and a limited or minimal engagement in the life of that community, it’s no surprise they might have little or no interest in its political process. As Omidvar points out: “Impermanence comes at a cost ... and by focusing on the temporary we create transience. “This discourages temporary residents from integrating into (these) communities and forming an attachment to Canada. In fact it encourages the temporary to maintain and develop their loyalties elsewhere.” For those who believe it is improper to focus on such things, it should be noted that this is a culture-related and not a race-

The Editor, There is no mystery about the election results of May 14. The polls wern’t wrong. The media reported the record of the Liberal government correctly. Even the Liberals knew they didn’t deserve another chance. This result came about because a portion of the voters choose to believe a campaign of fear! Fear was hurled at the public for two months before the election call. It continued unabated and gathered

related issue. It has existed through much of human history, occurs in many parts of the world, has involved human traffic moving between almost every culture on the face of the Earth, and has always precipitated many more negative than positive outcomes. There are several factors that contributed to Richmond’s abysmal voter turnout, but we should recognize that as long as we maintain a high percentage of part-time citizens and residents, those turnout numbers will not change to any significant degree. If this is, in fact, a valid indicator of the nature of the society we are entrenching in Richmond, perhaps we should be looking ahead to our next local election as an opportunity to find a new, motivated leadership that would be dedicated to finding a way to change the equation to a more positive one, rather than simply continuing to ignore its implications and effects, as is the case with our current government. Ray Arnold Richmond

strength through the 28-day run up to the election. Truth replaced with fear. Style once again triumphed over substance. Clark, Ms. Charisma, and the Liberals managed to disconnect the public from their sense of right and wrong. Disconnect the public from their hearts. They weren’t struck with mass ammnesia, The Men in Black were not dispatched to flash all voting age adults erasing their memory. No, the adult voters made a descion to suspend reality, to be deceived

by fears and a tsunami of disinformation and distortion of the facts. They choose not to do a gut check, and placed themselves willingly back into the hands of those who abused their trust, had no integrity and successfully sustained the charade that the Liberals were fit to govern. The public did not do their homework. They failed the test of democracy. And as such will bear total responsibility for what will come. David L. Merke Richmond

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In Asian culture, they’re a symbol of longevity, prosperity and good luck. But no one seems to know how a pair of stone elephants came to be guarding the south-east corner of the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel on Minoru Boulevard and Westminster Highway. Management at the hotel — which is celebrating its 15th anniversary — believes the elephants are there to counteract the building’s “unlucky” address of “7571.” According to Chinese superstition, the number seven means abandonment, anger and death, five is associated with what is not possible or prosperous and number one signifies loneliness. Neither does the hotel have a fourth, 13th or 14th floor — again, all numbers carry negative connotations in Chinese folklore. “We live and work in Richmond, which has lots of Asian residents and tourists,” said the hotel’s sales and marketing director, Shawn Caswell, about the detailed attention to Chinese superstition. “The elephants, with their trunks raised, is a very positive symbol, although we don’t really know whose idea it was to put them there. No one we speak to seems to know.” To mark the hotel’s 15th birthday, the people of Richmond are being asked to name the elephants in a prize contest, an invite which was also extended to the city’s elementary schools. The Elephant Naming Contest, which closes on Monday, May 27, includes naming the two stone elephant statues, while telling the story of how they came to be on the hotel’s southeast corner.

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At this year’s prestigious BMW Sales Excellence Award Ceremony, at the iconic BMW Museum in Munich, Germany, “The Most Sustainable BMW Dealership in the World” title was given to Richmond’s Auto West BMW. This highly esteemed award recognizes dealerships worldwide who are paving the way for a greener future, while supporting BMW AG’s

worldwide commitment to not only be the most innovative automotive manufacturer in the world, but also to tackle the fundamental issues relating to sustainability. Auto West BMW opened its doors in 1986, however the history of this family-run business dates back to the late 60’s as the original importers of BMWs into Western Canada. After opening a new state-of-

the-art dealership in 2007, Richmond-based Auto West BMW is now considered one of the top dealers in the world, while leading as the most sustainable one. Joachim Neumann, founder and president of Auto West BMW and the Auto West Group, is devoted to promoting environmental awareness and sustainability through his dealership network. Neumann has confront-

ed a wide range of modern challenges at the forefront of a growing ecological battle within the automotive industry. “This sustainability award plays a crucial role in promoting the principles of environmental responsibility to an industry that’s considered to be very wasteful,” says Neumann. He adds, “Auto West Group is committed to developing a greener environment for Canada

— one project at a time.” Auto West BMW has successfully embedded many fascinating sustainability features into its “DNA” including: A green roof concept consisting of eight gardens with 2,200 plants in total. Maintained by Auto West BMW’s staff-led “Team Green,” it includes a community garden which grows vegetables that are donated back to the local food bank in Richmond. Building a rooftop honey bee apiary to help combat the worldwide phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder. The apiary consists of five colonies that house approximately 150,000 bees which pollinate the green roof gardens and surrounding community. Installation of BC’s only commercial vertical axis wind turbine, standing 53 feet tall and producing up to 3,500 watts of power to create natural energy. A series of rooftop solar panels producing 2,300 kWh to help power their facilities and reduce overall power consumption, minimizing their carbon footprint. Geothermal heating and cooling technology to provide natural insulation, eliminating harmful chemicals to the environment inherent in HVAC systems, and providing a steady ambient air room temperature. Reducing overall water consumption through water recirculation. ninety percent of storm water and car wash runoff is collected, filtered, and reused during car wash

cycles. Auto West Group’s commitment to sustainability continues beyond BMW. In 2012, they opened the largest Mini dealership in Canada — Mini Richmond, which is also taking the sustainability lead in the automotive industry. With the installation of 168 rooftop solar panels, it is considered the largest solar panel installation on a dealership in Canada. In addition, a large exterior green wall was installed at Mini Richmond to reduce the temperature within the dealership, generate oxygen, and is perceived as outdoor public art with a honey bee design incorporated through selected flowers and plants. Reclaimed storm water is also used in the washroom urinals and water closets to irrigate both the green wall and landscape. Furthermore, to meet the future demand of electric cars, a public EV charge station was recently installed in front of Mini Richmond, furthering Auto West Group’s commitment to support sustainability in their community. “We have made all of these investments without the expectation of an immediate financial return. “wThis is about being good corporate citizens within our community by doing what is right for the environment, while also setting an example as a sustainable leader in the automotive marketplace,” said Pete Sargent, project manager for Auto West Group.

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Awards recognize those who go beyond the job Richmond’s hospitality industry was honoured last Wednesday at the River Rock

BY MICHELLE HOPKINS Special to the News

Last Wednesday night, a record number of people came out to celebrate Richmond’s hospitality industry during the fifth annual Tourism Richmond Service Awards, held at the River Rock Casino Resort Theatre. Nearly 400 attendees came out to the gala soirée, which honoured the front-line staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. For the fourth year in a row, 95.3 Virgin Radio’s morning show hosts, Nat Hunter and Drew Savage, were the emcees for the aviation-themed party, dubbed “Up Up and Away – Taking Service to New Heights.” “This is the Oscars of superior customer service awards,” said the affable Hunter. Each year, the awards ceremony attracts more and more guests and this year was no exception, proving that Richmondites are proud of the excellence in customer service. “We are extremely proud of the achievements of the outstanding front-line staff who serve as shining examples of exceptional customer service within our community,” said Ed Gavsie, director of visitor and partner services at tourism Richmond. Prior to the ceremony, nominees and guests mingled during a reception featuring culinary delights by local restaurants such as The Delta Hotels, The Boathouse, CHOP’s Steakhouse, Pier 73, Harold’s Bistro and Bar and The Hotel at the River Rock. The crowd also sipped on Pellar Estate wines and beer courtesy of the Turning Point Brewery.

After everyone was only make your life hapseated in the theatre, pier.” airplane leads and an In ending, Farmer RCMP guard escorted said, “I congratulate all all of the nominees in all the nominees for raising eight categories onto the the bar for everybody.” stage. Every winner went Mayor Malcolm home with a $100 Brodie thanked the nomigift card to Richmond nees for providing stellar Centre, a gift basket service to guests of our from the Boathouse city. Restaurant, dinner for “If you get a bad two at Pajos Fish and experience, you rememChips, a gift card to LISA KING/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS CHOP Steakhouse, ber it, but all too often good service goes unrec- Steve Harkinson, YVR’s vice Guylian chocolates and president of operations, addresses ognized … I, for one, a Tourism Richmond am grateful for what you the crowd. plaque commemorating do,” said Brodie. their achievement. Keynote speaker, Mandy Farmer, presi“The Tourism Richmond Service Awards dent and CEO of Accent Inns, took to the recognize the achievements of our incredpodium and spoke passionately about the ible front-line staff and highlight their vital importance of customer service. importance in fulfilling Tourism Richmond’s “I’m really excited to talk to like-minded mandate,” said Gavsie. people who get that excellence in customer “Everyone benefits when employees service is the secret to happiness,” said a exceed guest expectations as it not only passionate Farmer, who has won numerous leads to high customer satisfaction, customer awards, including Vancouver’s Top 40 Under loyalty and increased revenues, it ultimately 40 and YMCA Woman of Distinction. increases tourism to the city which benefits “When you’ve made someone else happy, everyone.” it’s an awesome feeling. Gavsie went on to say: “We encourage all “I believe when you lead with your heart Richmond-based businesses to visibly disand you genuingly care for your customer play ballot boxes to make it easy for customthere’s a synergy that happens and it can ers to nominate their employees.”

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Mandy Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns, gave the keynote speech.

Tracy Lakeman, CEO of tourism Richmond echoed Gavsie’s sentiments and added: “A special congratulations to all the winners and the nominees for contributing to our tourism industry in Richmond so admirably.” For more information, visit Tourism Richmond website at www.tourismrichmond.com.

And this year’s winners are . . .

Accommodation:

Kevin Cohen, River Rock Casino Resort Since Kevin Cohen has been at the River Rock Casino Resort, he has consistently provided exceptional service to all guests. He even went out of his way to purchase a big teddy bear with hearts on it for a little girl who had heart surgery. (She and her family were staying at River Rock through the David Foster Foundation.) His thoughtfulness brought happiness to the little girl and her family. Additionally, he has purchased colouring books, crayons and puzzles and has been giving them away to little ones staying at the resort and to those waiting in the lobby.

Attraction:

Ray Rulton, River Rock Casino Resort

A guest from Chilliwack called from his home inquiring about his lost car keys. Rulton was prepared to search all lost and found destinations on site. He found a set of car keys that matched the description. The guest was called and he stated this was his only set of keys and he didn’t know how he could travel back to retrieve them. Rulton discussed the situation with his manager. Without hesitation, he offered to personally deliver the keys to the guest’s front door. Rulton was certain it wouldn’t be difficult since the guest lived close to his home. In fact, it was at a different exit and in the opposite direction. After his shift ended at 8 p.m., Rulton drove out to the guest’s home and delivered the keys. The trip took more than an hour and a half. The guest, who also works in

the service industry, said he had never seen such superior customer service. He emailed his praise for Rulton’s actions.

Food and Beverage:

Kristy Krull, Harold’s Bistro at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport. Some guests wrote in to say they loved Kristy Krull: “Beyond excellent… She is very attentive. We are truly spoiled here and that’s why we keep coming back.” From another nominator: “I stay here often and always enjoy excellent and friendly service when Kristy is my server.” A member of Cathay Pacific crew wrote: “Kristy is so nice and knowledgeable. A great employee — Keep it up.” (Krull was chosen because the judges received many nominations for her, more than any other past

Food and Beverage nominee.)

Retail & Service:

Andrea Divecha, Hudson’s Bay Company – Richmond Centre One customer wrote: “Andrea called me last week to let me know about an upcoming promotion in her department. I had no idea this was happening. “She knew me and welcomed me when I arrived. She knows her products well. As she was ringing up my sale, she mentioned there was a shoe sale on and I could save an additional 15 per cent on that as well. “She is very honest, friendly, knowledgeable and eager to assist.” Another customer wrote in: “When talking to Andrea I told her I was interested in a handbag and wondered when it was going on sale. “She found out when Bay Day

was and told me to come back in a few days. I was surprised to receive a phone call from her reminding me of Bay Day and also telling me the discounted price of the handbag. Guess what? SOLD.”

Transportation and Travel

Madelyn Turqueza - Marquise at YVR An airline passenger wrote in about a lost wallet. He was in the process of canceling his credit cards, driver’s license, Nexus card and other lost identification. He was delighted to receive a call from YVR that an alert janitor — Madelyn Turqueza — had retrieved his wallet from a garbage can and returned it. The gratitude he felt for Turqueza was truly heartfelt. see Rozenhart page 24


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2013 RECEPTION

Tracey Lakeman, Rick Antonson and Peggy Terry

Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Loren Slye Tracy Kurahashi, Trina Armour, Rolia Sam, Philip Ogilvie and Loretta Wong of the Vancouver Airport Marriott

Emi Higuchi, Justine Ramirez and Natalie Lam Jason Shephard and Catalina Lehadus of the Marquise Group

Ray and Kelly Rulton of the River Rock Casino Resort

Roberta Mercer, Andrea and Troy Divecha, and Lindsay Moir

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Do you know someone who provides extraordinary service in your organization? Reward service that goes above and beyond. Visit www.richmondserviceawards.com to nominate someone today! Congratulations to all of the nominees and recipients who provide outstanding service to our visitors 365 days a year. Thank you for making Richmond such a welcoming destination!


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Dealing with distressed guests us tired, and emotionally exhausted,” said Biasutti, who studied hospitality management at Vancouver Community College. “When When Mandy Biasutti’s name was called they arrived at the reception, they assumed as this year’s Extra Mile winner, cheers and they had a reservation, but I couldn’t find loud clapping erupted. one.” She recalled the couple, in their mid“I had two tables of my peers here,” sixties, was frantic. she said, when the News reached her the “My job is to turn around a bad situation next morning at her job as a and make it memorable so Fairmont Gold manager at the that they can enjoy the rest of Fairmont Hotel. their vacation,” said a humble Biasutti, 27, said she did Biasutti. “It’s what we do … I nothing extraordinary, adding don’t feel like I did anything “I was just doing my job.” special. I love my job and However, the Wisconsin love solving problems for our couple, who nominated her, guests.” believed she went above and She went on to say that she beyond the call of duty. (See was very surprised when she pg. 24.) learned of her nomination. The couple wrote a glowing Craig Reaume, genthank you letter for her assiseral manager at the Fairmont tance during a stressful trip. Vancouver Airport, saw Last summer, the couple Biasutti’s potential early. was on their way for an “When we met Mandy Alaskan cruise. Tired, they Biasutti in 2006, we immediarrived at YVR late after a ately recognized her inherent Mandy Biasutti delayed flight, missed contalent for customer service,” nection in Chicago and lost said Reaume. luggage, only to find out the Fairmont “Mandy is a wonderful example of an Vancouver Airport Hotel had no record of ambassador not only for the Fairmont brand their reservation. but for the City of Richmond and our dedica“I remember it was during the very busy tion to providing memorable customer expecruise season and many guests come to riences.” BY MICHELLE HOPKINS Special to the News

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Bantam Chuckers dig deep for runner-up tourney finish Richmond Chuckers didn’t win their own Victoria Day Wooden Bat Tournament but it definitely served a purpose with bigger challenges on the horizon. The hosts knew they were in for a tough haul when sore arms made ace pitcher Tyler Hoefer and Isaiah Hayes unavailable on the mound for the entire weekend. The outlook got even worse when the Chuckers stumbled out of the gate in a sloppy 8-7 loss to White Rock. The visitors managed just three hits but took advantage of 10 walks to pull off the upset win. Suddenly, the Chuckers were in a must-win situation for the remainder of the tournament to keep their championship hopes alive. They needed some clutch pitching without

going deep into their bullpen and Mitchell Rennie and Mackenzie Marquis delivered in a big way. Rennie went the distance, allowing just two hits and striking out 10, as Richmond rebounded with an 11-0 win over Okanagan to clinch a quarter-final berth. Hoefer drove in three runs, while Marc Ashford went 2-for2 with two RBI and three runs. The result set-up an earlier than expected showdown with defending provincial champion Vancouver. The Mounties carried plenty of momentum into the tilt, having swept Richmond the previous weekend in league play. Marquis was up for the challenge with a brilliant six inning performance that saw him surrender just two

hits and fan seven. Spencer Rankin worked a perfect seventh to earn the save. The game’s only run came in the fourth as Hoefer’s single drove in Rennie. Richmond also received quality work on the mound from Ryder Mavis and Rankin in its 5-3 semifinal win over Burnaby on Monday morning. The pair combined on a six-hitter and allowed no walks as Hoefer’s first inning triple drove in a pair of runs. The Chuckers’ pitching depth couldn’t take them all the way to the championship as the Cloverdale Spurs struck for three runs in the first and three more in the third en route to a 72 win in the final. The two teams will meet again Saturday at Blundell in a league play doubleheader (noon and 3 p.m.)

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Richmond Chuckers Mackenzie Marquis steals second base during Saturday’s 1-0 quarter-final win over Vancouver in the Victoria Day Wooden Bat Tournament. The tournament results confirms Cloverdale, Richmond and Vancouver

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The Richmond Ravens will continue to operate a team in the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League next season and they will have some additional company too. B.C. Hockey announced last week the league will expand by two teams for the 2013-14 season with the addition of the West Coast Avalanche (North Shore) and the Vancouver Island Hurricanes (Campbell River). The Ravens were born after Richmond Girls Hockey took over the Vancouver Fusion franchise. Games were played out of the Richmond Olympic Oval and the majority of practices were held at the Richmond Ice Centre. The team finished with a 9-15-4 record. The league was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite Female Midget teams. Icing... Richmond players figured prominently in the recent B.C. U18 Female Cup competition in Salmon Arm.

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Sports Midget Expos roll to tourney win in Surrey BY LIISA ATVA

Special to the News

The Richmond Midget AA Expos beat out 11 teams to take first place in the Ross Memorial Tournament, held over the Victoria Day Weekend in Surrey. The Expos powered up the bats to the tune of 46 runs over five games, including two home runs. They also relied on solid pitching and strength behind the plate in catcher Stephen Watanabe. In the first game on Saturday, intermittent showers didn’t stop play but made the ball harder to hang on to in an 8-2 win over the Ladner Red Sox. The Expos took the lead in the first inning with an RBI double by Niko Hill and they added four more in the sixth thanks to an RBI double by Dev Williams and a two-run single by Angus Doyle. Starting pitcher Hill held the Red Sox hitless over four innings, and closer Liam Flynn nailed down the game. MarcAndre Hervieux was named game MVP for his hitting and success in left field. Richmond fought hard in its second game but came up short in a 11-9 loss to Surrey. Pitcher

Brandon Leung earned game MVP for his stint on the mound. In Sunday’s game, the Expos shut the door early on the Cloverdale Spurs with a 12-4 victory. An RBI double by Leung in the first inning ignited the offence. The runs piled up, helped by an over-the-fence home run by George Eliopoulos in the sixth – earning him game MVP – and Flynn stealing home in the seventh. With a three-way tie in their pool, Richmond advanced to the semi-finals as the wild card. Taking on top seed North Delta Cardinals, the locals built an early lead with four runs in the first inning, and added one more in the sixth on Sean Rosenhek’s sacrifice bunt – his third of the tournament. The Cardinals managed just one hit off game MVP Luke Yam in a 5-1 Expos win. The final proved to be a rematch of the tournament opener against Ladner. Again, the Expos took control early with a four-run first inning. They continued to pound out the hits with Hill racking up four RBIs. Eliopoulos hit another home run out of the park

MICHAEL O’BRIEN/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Richmond Expos celebrate their perfect run to capture the Ross Memorial Tournament in Surrey. and finished with five RBIs in a 12-6 win. Also contributing to the Expos’ tournament success were Watanabe with his quick thinking

behind the plate and his wheels around the bases, Williams’ flawless fielding at first and centre field, and Connell O’Brien playing third base and right field, and

doing anything to get on base. The Expos are coached by Ted Watanabe with assistance from Ron Leung, Scott Robertson and Andrew Jeffers.

Richmond hosting B.C. Silver Gloves Championships

The B.C. Silver Gloves Bowing Championships are coming to Richmond June 1-2. Hosted by the Lights Out Boxing Club. man of the province’s up-and-coming fighters will be in action at the Richmond Sports Club — located at 2251 No. 5 Road. Lights Out Boxing coach Ken McInnis expects to see a number of his boxers competing including:

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HAMLYN - William (Harry) Oct 10, 1921 – May 14, 2013

It is with sadness that our family announces the passing of a devoted Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Survived by his wife Margaret, the love of his life, for nearly 70 years, and his 3 daughters; Judy (George), Jan (Bill), and Wendy (Tom). Harry loved his family, and deeply mourned the loss of his son Rob (Lisa) in 1996 . He will always be in our hearts . Special thanks to Dr Peter Quelch and the good nurses of Richmond 3N.

MULLETT, Camille 1947-2013

Camille passed away May 15th, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She passed at home with her loving husband of 48 years, Bob at her side. Camille is survived by husband Bob, daughter Jan, son in law Terry and step father Key. Camille gave of herself and cared for others before herself. She will be missed by many. Many thanks to all at Irene Thomas Hospice and home care nurses for their compassionate care and all who supported her, a small gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Irene Thomas Hospice.

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2060

Men’s ROLEX Gold Day Date Watch, appraised $11,500, wkdays: Jim 604-273-4671 or evenings 604-277-7208

2080

Garage Sale

Richmond

**CAMBIE SPRING SWAP MEET** May 25th, 2013 10:00am - 1:00pm 12800 Cambie Road

2080

2135

Garage Sale

SPORTS CARDS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cards in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAY 26 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

2020

Wanted to Buy

One Call Does It All

604-630-3300

Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION:

Cambie Community Centre 604.233.8399

June 22nd - 9 AM 6780 Glover Rd., Langley B.C. 80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s

Build Results

Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available Phone: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

ON-SITE AUCTION

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST @ 11:00 AM

Remaining Assets of: Precision Sound Corporation (As Sold To 0966184 BC LTD.)

Auction Location: Unit #1 -19272 – 96th. Ave. Surrey, B.C. Viewing Times: Friday, May 31st. – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm & Wednesday, June 1st. - 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation

Call 604-275-3158 PARM LANDSCAPING LTD. Cedar fencing installed, gates, repairs. Com/res. 604-271-5319

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES

SOUNDCRAFT K2 32x8x2 MIXING CONSOLE IN CASE, KAESER SMII COMPRESSOR W/AIR DRYER & TANK, SPEAKER SYSTEMS, AMPS, MIXING BOARDS, WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, PA SYSTEMS, IPOD BOOM BOXES, PROJECTORS, MIC & ELECTRICAL CABLES, 2 DAMARK SHRINK WRAP MACHINES, 4 REDCAT SPEAKER SYSTEMS, PODIUM STANDS, PROJECTION SCREENS, EAW FRONT OF ROOM SPEAKER SYSTEM COMPLETE W/BASE BOXES, FULL EAW RANGE TOPS & SPEAKER CABINETS, DBX FS900 STEREO, TOA 310D DIGITAL DELAY SYSTEM, FLOOD LIGHTS, AUDIO CARRYING CASES, YALE FORKLIFT & MORE...

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

8125

Gutters

DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

For more details & photos visit: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. PHONE: 604-244-9350 or 604-250-4667


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*#%) &* 25 "%')( (%)#!$%

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WCB - Liability Insurance BBB Member “A” Rating

185-9040 BLUNDELL ROAD, RICHMOND “HAUL ANYTHING…BUT DEAD BODIES!”

604-214-0661

PLUMBING & HEATING

PLUMBING

RJ'S Plumbing & Home Service

Plumbing Service & Repairs Boilers & Furnaces Gas Work Heating System Service Special Only $89

5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES

604.868.7062

PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

Commercial/Residential Drainage Repairs Ditch Infills & Culverts Installed Broken Driveways Removed Sand, Gravel & Topsoil Deliveries 30 years exprience

To place your ad in “Call the Experts” call our Sales Experts at

Advantage Aluminum Products Ltd. 143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.

Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca

Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

HEDGES TRIMMED Good Prices ★Call 604-274-9656★ Ny Ton Gardening Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288

8180

Home Services

Construction Services

■ Drain Tiling ■ Back Filling ■ Landscaping & Excavating ■ Construction Cleanup

For All Your Construction Needs ★ Free Estimates

Call 604-809-7581

8185

Moving & Storage

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40

• Licensed & Insured. • Local & storage. • Ca & US long distance.

604-505-1386 604-505-9166

Local & long distance Call 604-720-0931 brothersmovingservice.com

★ 604-652-1660 ★

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Residential Specialists

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

Painting/ Wallpaper

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

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L. Roberts Painting Interior Special Walls at $99/room

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

MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING Exterior Painting Experts

25 Years Experience Excellent Workmanship Reasonable Rates • 15 Yrs Guaranteed

604-377-5423 778-545-0098

8220

Plumbing

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

Plumbing Ltd

604-551-8531 Honest Service Lic - Ins - Bonded

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222

★Quality workmanship at low prices. ★Free Est. Call Bob 604-277-6576

www.RenoRite.com

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

Renovations & Home Improvement

WESTMOR

PAINTING

Serving Richmond since 1988

8240

CONCRETE FORMING & framing crew specialist available 604-218-3064

Richmond

8205

Trips start at

$49

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

604-946-4333

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

John 778-288-8009

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

8255

Rubbish Removal

bradsjunkremoval.com

604-220•JUNK(5865) 20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!'

Accelerate your car buying

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

604-630-3300

& EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF

Low Budget Moving.com

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

www.chrisdalehomes.com

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite 604 451 0225

Bath Kitchen Suites & More A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9145

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

INDOOR RENOS, baths, kitchen, painting, drywall, carpentry, flooring & repairs. Dan 604-761-9717

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Roofing

MIKE: 604-872-0109

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

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

2000 BMW Z3, 2.5L auto, loaded, leather, service records, aircared to 2015. $8700. 604-803-6312

9515

Boats

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

Sports & Imports

Scrap Car Removal

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411

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

9160

High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, patio cover. Big/small. Randy 604-250-1385

8250

9155

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 2 door hardtop, all original, collector plates, $7500 obo. Call 604-874-4397

CALL OUR EXPERTS

8195

Bill 604-377-7587

Over 40 Years in Business SPECIALIZING IN CEDAR, FIBERGLASS LAMINATES AND TORCH ON.

www.1stcallplumbing.ca

FREE ESTIMATE: 604-278-5014

Moving & Storage

Rubbish Removal

Home, Apartment, Office & Yard Clean up! ● Furniture ● Mattress ● Appliances ● Recycling ● Free Est ● Seniors Disc Prompt Reliable Service!

Bros. Roofing Ltd.

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Local Plumbers

WESTCOAST DRAINAGE & CONTRACTING

You Buy It! We Build It!

8185

Rubbish Removal

DRAINAGE & EXCAVATING

Patio Covers

Lawn & Garden

604-591-3500

8255

Including free hot water tank service!

call 604-270-6338

8160

All Season Roofing

20 year Labour Warranty available

FREE • Dangerous Tree Removal ESTIMATES • Hedge Trimming • Pruning • Landscaping – Tree Replacement • Fully Certified Arborist Available

SUPPORT LOCAL SAME DAY SERVICE! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE NOW! WE LOAD OR YOU LOAD 185-9040 BLUNDELL ROAD, RICHMOND

Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

MAGNOLIA TREE

BradsJunkRemoval.com (5865) 6 220.JUNK(5865) 0

8250

9155

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9522

RV’s/Trailers

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

95 CHEV BLAZER LT

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca 10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437

Black with leather interior. Fully loaded, aircared, excellent condition.

Asking $2250 obo 604-467-8914 after 7pm

1999 MOTORHOME 36’ Damon Intruder, model 349, wide body. Ford V10 gas engine, 95,000miles. Onan gen, levelling jacks, driver door, 2 slideouts, 2 a/c, good Michelin tires, roof mounted track vision, satellite receiver. $34,900. 604-271-1677


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CELEBRATE B.C. MENU We are proud to announce that every meat, cheese, fish and shellfish on this menu has been sourced from 100% B.C. operated farms and fisheries. Also guaranteed is all seafood being 100% sustainable and Ocean wise compliant. We are committed in supporting our local economy and believe in making wise, informed decisions when purchasing our products. We also believe this menu succeeds in showcasing the wonderful diversity of indigenous foods which our province has to offer.

APPETIZER Steamed Mussels Salt Spring Island White wine, tomato, garlic confit Wine Pairing: Mt Boucherie Pinot Gris Pan Fried Oysters Fanny Bay Wine Pairing: Kettle Valley Chardonnay Dungeness Crab Cakes Pacific Northwest Roasted red pepper & chipotle aioli Wine Pairing: St Hubertus Riesling 2ND COURSE Roast beat and goat cheese salad Fraser Valley/Salt Spring Island Wine pairing: Quails Gate Chenin Blanc New England clam chowder Pacific Northwest Wine pairing: Red Rooster Chardonnay. ENTRÉE Halibut Haida Gwaii Grilled, roasted artichoke and cherry tomatoes Wine Pairing: Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris Rainbow Trout Mission Pan roasted, caper Dijon brown butter Wine Pairing: Blue Mountain Pinot Noir AAA Filet Mignon North Thompson Wild mushroom brandy peppercorn Wine Pairing: Orofino Syrah

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Celebrating

Years

of fine dining

Reservations: 604.271.5252 3951 Moncton Street

Book online at www.stevestonseafoodhouse.com or call 604-271-5252.

Albacore Tuna Pacific Northwest Seared rare, sesame oil marinade, wasabi aioli Wine Pairing: Wild Goose Mystic River Pinot Blanc DESSERT Deep dish apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream Wine Pairing: Arrowleaf late harvest Vidal Bailey’s and Kahlua chocolate Mousse Wine pairing: Elephant Island Framboise dessert wine

$38 With wine accompaniment add $24 The Luxury is on the Plate


Richmond News May 24 2013