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ome major local retailers are looking to bolster what they anticipate to be positive Christmas shopping season numbers with the annual rush to the stores to snag Boxing Day sales. Two of Richmond’s major shopping malls — Richmond Centre and Lansdowne Centre — are reporting rises in customer traffic from the middle to end of November through the early part of December. Part of that is likely due to the increasing spill-over effect in Canada of Black Friday — one of the biggest retail shopping days south of the border on the Friday after the American Thanksgiving holiday, said Leslie Matheson, marketing director at Richmond Centre where customer traffic through the mall showed an increase dating back to last month. Matheson said figures for December are still being gathered, but were expected to show a continued positive trend, especially leading up to the few remaining shopping days before Dec. 25. “We are seeing the traffic build as people are shopping later and later into December,” Matheson said. “While we don’t exactly know why that is, we suspect it’s due to shoppers waiting for deeper discounted prices.” Matheson said the upward trend since the economic downturn in 2008 has been steady with sales per square foot at the mall showing growth as the economy, and consumer confidence, has slowly rebounded. Also enticing shoppers to the mall has been a traditional draw — visits with Santa Claus, which in one particular case showed some strong family ties. “I was just speaking to Santa the other day who told me he had been visited by one family for the fourth

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shopping period for the sports outyear in a row,” Matheson said, addfitter has scored in other areas. ing the family presented the jolly Store manager Ashley Baye old elf with a Christmas card of said business has grown in ski and pictures from the various visits as snowboard sales as people head to the family grew from one to two the slopes. children. But it has also been the “In previous years we would Richmond shoppers’ hunger to samhave sold a lot of Canucks jerseys ple some new mall food offerings by this time,” Baye said. “They are that sparked an increase in visits. pretty popular Matheson presents for said the early “In previous years, under the November openwe would have sold Christmas tree.” ing of the mall’s Helping new Dining a lot of Canucks give the store a Terrace reinforced jerseys...” push has been a the notion that, combination of “Richmond shop— Ashley Baye increased adverpers love to eat tising exposure while they shop.” thanks to the chain’s sale this sumOne retailer enjoying positive mer to the company which also sales numbers at Richmond Centre owns Canadian Tire, and Richmond is SportChek. Despite the current Centre’s commitment to marketing NHL labour dispute that has so far during the winter holidays. stalled the ice hockey season, and “This mall has just been great at usual big volume sales of Vancouver marketing itself at Christmas,” Baye Canucks jerseys, the Christmas

said, “probably the best I have ever seen.” Matheson said the fifth year of Richmond Centre’s “Believe” campaign — which features roaming groups of elves handing out their trading cards, and regular School of Christmas sessions for youngsters — has shown good results in attracting young families to the mall. Over at nearby Lansdowne Centre, marketing manager Bronwyn Bailey said customer traffic was up by one per cent, which may not sound like a lot, but given the slow rebound in the Canadian economy it is a good indication shoppers are willing to spend, she said. “November was just awesome,” Bailey said. “That one per cent increase is pretty substantial given the number of people who visit our mall.” Part of the strategy to entice customers through the doors of Lansdowne Centre has been an increased focus on making the shopping mall a community destination during the holiday season. Bailey explained that hosting local elementary school choirs, a Holiday train ride, and photos with Santa which included special Wednesday nights for pets, have been big draws. So was a free Nov. 24 performance by popular children’s entertainer, and Richmond resident, Charlotte Diamond. Bailey said that helped kick off the festive shopping season as a crowd packed the premises of the old Luxor Home Furnishing store that has been transformed into a seasonal theatre. Bailey added the continued effect of the adjacent Canada Line SkyTrain station that opened in late 2009 has also helped year-round traffic through the mall.

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t’s a month into ski season, and once again we find ourselves wagging our fingers at out-of-bounds skiers and snowboarders. Last week, a man almost lost his life when he ducked under a boundary rope at Cypress Mountain and got stranded in the snowy ravines west of the resort. He survived thanks to his own fortitude and to the rescuers who spent close to 48 hours scouring brutal terrain trying to find him. Although the victim is reportedly experienced in the outdoors, his decision to venture out of bounds was foolish in the extreme. Many areas outside the North Shore’s marked runs are dangerously steep and shaped in a way that funnels boarders into inescapable canyons. By ignoring the posted warnings, he not only endangered himself, but also consumed police, resort staff and military resources — and put at risk the volunteers who finally located him. As always, commentators are calling for the lost man to pay the costs of the operation, but as the rescuers themselves point out, this would only discourage others from contacting the authorities when they’re in need and ultimately endanger the friends they call on instead. As in countless similar cases, our only recourse is to shake our heads and hope the victim’s experience helps others. If you’re a skier or a snowboarder, note this event and take its simple lesson to heart: Stay in bounds. More importantly, tell others. Perhaps if we keep repeating the message, we can avoid a worse outcome in future.

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Remember you’re lucky The Editor, At Christmas time, the kids are jumping for joy when it’s Christmas Day. The kids are not interested in anything else but presents. They shred the wrapping paper like a cat with claws that is very angry. Some have their own techniques, ripping it like crazy, or guessing (the whole time about) what is inside. I go crazy like other people. Some people give you stuff you don’t like, or maybe it’s your lucky day and voila! You have your thing that you really want. But you better say “thank you” for respecting others. On Christmas Day lots of other kids aren’t so fortunate; they have wars and other revolutions going on. They can’t stop the war. They are not safe. They are still happy even if they receive an orange or an apple. My dad used to get an orange when he was small, but he was still happy. Other kids make wishes to end the war, but there’s nothing they can do. On Christmas, remember that you are one of the lucky ones. Erik Ping, age 10 Richmond

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Liberals outrage school trustees

Another big fight is brewing in the education system, but unlike the last dustups this one doesn’t involve the B.C. Teachers Federation. This time it will be school boards facing off against the B.C. Liberals. Many school districts have been saying for years that the system is underfunded, even when funding increases and enrolment drops. It’s been death by a thousand cost increases — everything from rising MSP premiums, inflation, employee benefits, heating costs, etc. But this year a new wrinkle has been added to the mix. Education Minister Don McRae has written to school board chairs, telling them they must file a “savings plan” with him that will show how costs arising from anticipated wage increases for unionized support staff will be paid for under existing funding arrangements. McRae has informed them the so-called “cooperative gains” mandate governing all government contract talks (which dictates that wage increases can be given only if enough internal savings are made to ensure the wage hikes don’t inflate the bottom line) will apply to upcoming negotiations with support staff unions. The move has outraged school trustees. B.C. School Trustees Association president Michael McEvoy fired

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off an angry response to McRae, telling him most school boards are already facing deficits and that there are no operational savings in the system. In fact, any belt-tightening that occurs will be done simply to meet existing cost pressures. Any further “savings” on top of the existing fiscal problems will inevitably hurt services for students, McEvoy argues. McRae has informed the boards he wants them to find “savings” equivalent to a 1.5-per-cent wage increase for support staff. The financial impact of that varies from district to district, but the Vancouver school board estimates a two-year contract under those terms would cost the district almost $5 million. To put those numbers in context, the Vancouver board estimates its funding shortfall is already between $15 million to $25 million. That shortfall includes such items as $4.2 million for salary and benefits increases, $3.5 million for an increase in pension plan payments for teachers and more than $7 million in potential “holdback funds” for next year. While school boards routinely scream about

underfunding every year and yet still seem to miraculously balance their budgets, the additional task of having to find money for wage increases may be the breaking point. Evidence of how serious a problem this new demand poses for trustees is the fact that the chair of the employers’ bargaining group has also written to the education minister, telling him it is impossible for boards to meet his call. Melanie Joy, chair of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, is also the chair of her school district in the Kootenays. She warned McRae her district already faces a shortfall of $1.1 million and that a CUPE wage increase would cost a further $300,000, leading to program cuts. This festering problem may not be confined to the education system. In fact, all parts of the larger public sector, such as nurses, may be affected by how the cooperative gains concept plays out. If the impact is both substantive and negative — taking the form of layoffs, program and service cuts for example — it may further cloud the already dim re-election chances of the B.C. Liberals. McRae wants those savings plans on his desk by mid-January. As it stands now, I’d be surprised if all boards comply. Open defiance seems to be on the horizon. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for

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Letters

Young business leaders finding green voice

The Editor, “Bask in climate change, just don’t have kids,” Letters, Dec.14. Christopher Yuen is clearly frustrated with the status quo, as are many other Canadians. We have governments who talk about strong environmental policies and protections but fail to deliver. The good news is all Canadians have a choice that will give them a stronger voice in government to continue building a sustainable and prosperous future for them and their children. As recent elections have demonstrated, we are at the beginning of a new era and

new economy. Elizabeth May was not only voted into office as Canada’s first Green Party MP in 2011 but has also recently been recognized by her peers with the Parliamentarian of the Year award. The recent by-election in Victoria also showed change is in the air. As with any change for the better, new ways of thinking and acting are necessary. Carbon pricing and carbon taxation will need to be part of a paradigm shift to change our thinking and behaviours to reduce damaging environmental emissions. What’s been absent so far, while

additional tax burdens are imposed on Canadians, is a comprehensive and integrated approach that does not simply increase the taxation burden on Canadians, but strives to balance and shift the taxation equation to a more progressive approach where sustainable business practices are given more support and preferential tax treatment. We can enjoy the services of government we’ve come to expect and rely upon without sacrificing our communities to the destruction of climate change. It would be unfortunate to leave some pondering never enjoying having a family

simply because of poor government leadership. The economy and government needs to work for us, not the other way around. Many business students are making a difference every day by embracing green opportunities in a variety of industries. The future is bright. These emerging business leaders are the same people helping build the growing green political voice. Be part of the future this spring. Get involved and most importantly, get out and vote. Jerome Dickey, candidate Richmond-Steveston, Green Party of B.C.

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throughout that experience is that the City of Richmond does not care about how you or I feel about our neighbourhood. A sense of community is far down the list of priorities for Mayor Brodie and his cohorts. Despite the hype you may read in the papers about Brodie caring about Richmond neighbourhoods – trust me, that is not the case. Richmond has become a broken city and there’s no going back now – it is what it is. And, yes, we also had them working on Christmas Eve night – pathetic, really. Leslie MacDougall Richmond

Urban neurosis is taking over our Richmond roads The Editor, Your busy readers, rushing around between jobs, family, holiday events, and shopping up to our socio-corporate expectations, probably won’t have time to read this. Too bad. Since Oct. 10, when I blew a brain gasket and began a six-month medical nondriving advisory, I have spent considerable time being driven around by those I have driven in the past. It has given me the luxury of watching the faces of other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, scoote operators, and cops, something I had scant time for when the wheel was in my hands in the combat zone. What do I see? Urban neurosis. Fear. Stress. Anxiety. Aggression. Competitiveness to the Nth degree. And, of course, the usual: incompetence, ignorance, stupidity, ego-centrism, and “pedal-to-themetal f***-you-too-pal-if-anyone-is-goingto-be-first-at-the-next-multiple-car pile-upit’s-gonna-be-me attitude.” Now, I’m quite certain that most of those individuals, away from the metromob environment, in a non-driving, calm debate would agree that the cost of urban neurosis is staggering: deaths, loss of loved ones, loss of businesses, life-long injuries, unquantifiable pain and suffering, groaning health-care costs (most don’t realize much of the cost of an ICBC claim is downloaded onto our public health care system), the trauma experienced by everyone in the

health-care system, the cost of turning new BMW’s into pop cans, and on, and on. However, you know what else I see? Exchanges of smiles. Waved or honked thank-yous for a break in traffic. Motorists stopping to help each other when they have a problem. Young drivers (yes, I said young drivers) driving competently and courteously refusing to be rattled by those who honk and swear, and tailgate and flash high beams instead of engaging their brains. I see more and more not drinking and driving, using Operation Red Nose instead (604-9430460), for example. I will miss driving for Red Nose this year, one of the season’s highlights for me in former years. So here is my Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year’s wish to you: take a deep breath, remember life and health are precious, pain, misery and financial ruin are a pain in the ass. There is nothing more effective you can do to achieve the benefits and avoid the costs than just be happy and share that happiness with your fellow human beings. It takes fewer facial muscles to smile than to frown. Winks, nods, waves, smiles, laughter —we all have them in our arsenal, too. Just use them. Happy trails and happy holidays to all the readers out there in newsland. Ryan Lake Steveston

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“We have not put a limit on the number of cribs that we will donate and plan to continue to work with the ministry to expand the program to other communities in the province.” The donation was well received by the groups involved. “Women and children living with the effects of domestic violence often re-purchase basic necessities after fleeing their home,” said Anne Kutcher, executive director, Westcoast Family Centres. “This donation will help ensure that infants have one of their basic needs met.” Laurie Parsons, director of women services, B.C. Society of Transition Houses, said that “through this donation, we will be able to support families who have limited income and are unable to provide a safe sleeping place for their babies.” ❚ Information on safe sleep practices for infants can be found at www.bestchance. gov.bc.ca/you-and-your-baby-0-6/caringfor-your-baby/baby-care/sleeping.html.

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A surge in tourism in October and powerful growth in visits from China are helping to brighten a challenging year in B.C.’s tourism sector. There were 226,069 total visits to B.C. this October, a 6.5-per-cent increase over October 2011, according to Statistics Canada. Strong factors included a 6.7-per-cent increase in United States overnight visits; however, with a strong Canadian dollar, day visits from the U.S. tumbled by 10 per cent compared to October 2011, for a net U.S. visit loss of 1.5 per cent. Meanwhile travel from economically-depressed Europe plummeted in October, with major source countries Germany and the United Kingdom falling more than eight per cent each, compared to October 2011. The unmitigated bright spot in B.C. tourism was a huge surge of 26.8 per cent in visits from China, compared to October 2011. Stephen Pearce, vice-president at Tourism Vancouver, said travel from China took off in 2010 when Vancouver hosted the 2010 Games, and Canada received “approved destination status” from the Chinese government. “We are a new destination for China, and now that Vancouver has brand recognition in China, we’ve become the gateway for Chinese travel to Canada,” Pearce said. Stats from Tourism BC show the strong connection between Chinese travel to Vancouver and the whole country, with visits to B.C. and Canada up an identical 19.6 per cent so far in 2012. Roy Chou, of Chinese tour operator TPI Silkway in Richmond, said the company has seen explosive growth over the past two years, with business from China jumping 186 per cent in 2011, and another 115 per cent in 2012. It’s expected strong growth will continue for another three to five years, Chou said. According to the provincial government, in 2011 the tourism industry generated $13.4 billion in revenue, and the largest increase driving B.C. GDP was from tourism. Across B.C., tourism is up 1.1 per cent to date in 2012, compared to a 1.9-per-cent rise across Canada. ❚ For more stories, visit theprovince.com.

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t was an unexpected journey for Steve Michaels when he started building a guesthouse in 2008. “We were just building a guesthouse for friends and family,” recalls Michaels. “Halfway through construction the carpenter’s son came up to us and said ‘That looks like a Hobbit house.’” Deep in the woods of Montana, Michaels and his wife Chris created a Hobbit Shire. I had heard about the single-lodging Hobbit House of Montana during one of my road trips a couple of years ago. It was printed in a brochure for available accommodations I picked up at a highway rest area in Idaho. I made it a point of seeing it during a road trip this past October on my way to the Little Big Horn Battle Museum in Montana. The “shire” is just down the road from Trout Creek, which is a little more than a nine-hour drive from Richmond. Drive east on the I-90 from Spokane, Washington, to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; north on Hwy 95 until it connects with Hwy 200 and continue through Montana until you reach this rural hunting and fishing town where you can buy milk, eggs and 30-30 calibre rifle ammunition all at the lone gas station. A note of caution: When driving Montana motorways in the fall, beware of big horn sheep, they pop out in the most unexpected places. Continue about 13 km past Trout Creek until you come to White Pine Creek Road, where you turn right and drive another 4 km down an unpaved road until you come to Hobbit Lane. You park under the Hobbit House sign. The address to the Hobbit House is 9 Hobbit Lane. Don’t use GPS; it doesn’t work. Don’t use Google map, it’ll steer you in the wrong direction. To the right is a road that goes up to the Hobbit House with signs warning of video surveillance and

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Steve Michaels plays with his dog Libby in front of his Hobbit House. (Below) A sign points the way to this country paradise. angry trolls who do not want to be disturbed. On the left is a small, singlestorey house with an overgrown hedge picket fence. As I introduced myself to the Michaels, a SUV came down the hill. A young engaged couple from Great Falls, Montana, Kayla Butcher and Ryan Wilson, had spent the weekend. “Totally magical,” said Kayla. “The attention to detail is amazing.”

The couple is contemplating coming back for their honeymoon. Michaels is an author, pilot, llama rancher and sportsman. His real job is running a communication company with his wife called TAS Marketing. He figures he spent more than $400,000 building his Hobbitshire guesthouse on 20 acres of his 100-acre property. Despite my sudden visit, Steve agreed to show

me around the shire. We hopped into his Kubota ATV, which looks like an armoured military golf cart, with his dog, Libby, a collie-cross, and drove up the 60-metre, heavily wooded lane. Thanks to the extraordinary landscaping, the lane breaks open into big sky and a tremendous view of Michaels’ 100-acre property. You see the woods raise to the sky on the other side

of the valley. Below, a corral where four alpacas roam next to a two-acre pond stocked with more than 1,000 cutthroat trout. Wildlife is abundant here. There are eagles, wolves, bears and mountain lions. Michaels said he had to hunt down a mountain lion earlier this year because it killed one of his alpacas. He also shovelled a truckload of elk dung from atop the Hobbit House throughout the summer.

The Hobbit House is as JRR Tolkien described, “...it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” And then some. The outside looks unusually small and squat with a thatched roof and a green cottage door. To the left is an attached woodshed stocked with firewood and kindling to feed the stovepipe fireplace for those cold mountain evenings. To the right is a large water spigot with a façade to make it represent the shire’s fire department. The inside would put most three- and four-star hotels to shame. It’s a remarkably spacious, 1,000 square feet with a 30-foothigh dome ceiling. The front room is a living room/entertainment area complete with big screen TV, Direct TV, wifi, blue-ray player and Harmony sound system. Adjacent is a fully equipped granite-topped kitchen and dining room area with a pantry stocked with wine, confections like s’mores for the outdoor fire pit, and their very own “Trollhouse cookies.” The master bedroom is in the back along with a small hobbit-size guest room and a hidden trundle bed for a small child. Everything furnished with a rustic, country-craft feel. see Shire page 18

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Shire: Grounds inhabited with elves and trolls

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The property houses many miniatures (above and right).

Continued from page 15 The most unique piece of furniture is just outside — a troll chair. Legend has it that when trolls are exposed to sunlight, they turn into stone. The chair is actually a 900kg sofa-shaped rock from Bali that Michaels had picked up in a forfeiture sale. There is a real well for a wishing well and hobbit bridge over a man-made stream wired with motion detectors that trigger fairy giggles or an upset troll wondering what you are doing on his bridge. The grounds are inhabited by elves, fairies, trolls and other hobbits. You have the homes of Bilbo and Frodo as neighbours. “Built Frodo’s place, then Bilbo’s, then a troll mine,

and it escalated from there,” recalled Michaels. “It was not planned and it’s still (a work) in progress.” This year he had put up an elfin village just back of the house because of a fortunate inventory arrival at a local hardware store. “(The local) Ace Hardware knew me and when a whole bunch of these little smoke stacks came they called me up and I said, ‘Hey, I’ll take them.’” If you look at many of the nearby trees you will notice little smoke stacks protruding from their lower trunks. Along with small doors, window frames, stone steps and laundry drying on clotheslines. Many are wired with little lights that automatically turns on when the sun sets. And scattered all about are more than 200 solarpowered dragonflyshaped LED lights. “At night it’s very, very cool,” said Steve with the wide-eyed wonder of a young child. In spite of the child-like quality of the place, no children or pets are allowed. “We had some kids the first few times (we rented), but they tore up the place,” explained Michaels. “This is a playground for adults.” The Hobbit House is closed from Nov. 1 to May 1 because of the harsh Montana weather. But bookings are good through most of the season. “We are booked three quarters of each month we are opened.” The Michaels rent the house for $245 per night, minimum of two nights for a couple and it’s a good idea to reserve in advance. For more details, check their website at www.hobbithouseofmontana.com. When leaving the Hobbitshire, check your vehicle. As I reconnected with Hwy. 200 to continue my road trip, I heard what sounded like someone running about under the seat of my car. At one point, I thought I actually felt it brush against my foot. I pulled over and looked under the driver’s seat, but saw nothing. I walked over to the passenger, opened the door and something dashed out and into the tall grass. I know I left my windows open during my visit to the Hobbit House, so maybe it was a chipmunk or squirrel...I think.

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The author in a self-portrait on a stone troll chair.

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The Richmond Kigoos held their first annual Red and Green Fun Meet on Dec. 15 at Watermania. Swimmers brought food bank donations and reconnected with their summer teammates in races and games. Pictured are Kigoo coaches and swimmers gather around their Food Bank donations. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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Richmond Public Library and Literacy Richmond are partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer a program for parents wanting to gain workplace skills. The Learning Together program combines family reading readiness with adult workplace literacy into an all in one program. It runs Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kids Place Program Room at Brighouse branch. The program is free and drop-in, although it’s suggested participants attend regularly. Visit any branch, www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm or call 604-2316413. Bring a canned donation to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery now until Dec. 31 and receive two-for-one admission on a guided tour. Donations go to the Richmond Food Bank. Natural Capital Exhibit is on now until April 30 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Emily Carr University in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and OCAD University present an interactive community mapping and storytelling project. Digitial narratives feature stories from diverse community members, highlighting the importance of our vanishing wetlands.

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enRICHed Speakers Toastmasters Club will begin meeting again on Jan. 9, 2013 and on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting Room M.1.003 on the main floor of Richmond City Hall. Guests attend for free. For more information call 604-276-4219 or email nwright@richmond. ca. enRICHed Speakers has a supportive and friendly environment and members learn from one another through positive constructive feedback and encouragement. Touchstone’s Restorative Justice Program in collaboration with Peace of the Circle is pleased to announce training in Peacemaking Circles with Dr. Evelyn Zellerer. The two-day workshop will take place on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Touchstone Family Association, 209-6411 Buswell St. The cost is $200. To register, contact 604-279-5599 or email info@touchfam.ca. For more information, visit www.peaceofthecircle. com/events/peacemaking-circle-training-2/. Career Programs Office at the Richmond School Board is holding an informational event for parents, students and any other interested parties about high school apprenticeship programs in Richmond. The event is being billed

as The Career Programs Skilled Trades Forum and is being held Jan. 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Richmond Secondary.

MYVoice (Mobilizing Young men’s Voices) is coming to Richmond and begins rehearsals on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at McNair secondary, 9500 No. 4 Rd. The free program is for young guys aged 12 to 20 looking to find their voices, develop confi-

dence and sing together. The program runs for 11 weeks, culminating in a concert on April 20 called Chor Leoni presents MYVoice: Heroes! For full details and registration, visit www.chorleoni. org/myvoice.

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The Richmond Gospel Choir meets on Sundays, from 1-2 p.m. at the Parish Hall of St. Alban church, 7260 St.

Alban’s Rd. We extend a warm welcome to those who would like to share the joy of singing. Everyone is welcome, male and female ( all ages). There are no auditions for this group. This is your opportunity to sing with a livley,enthusiastic group! For more information, contact Kevin Zakresky at: kevinzakresky@ me.com.

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Blues will try to defend title with plenty of youth Host A1 team will have 9 rookies in its line-up when Richmond Midget International opens on Thursday BY MARK BOOTH

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The host Blues are defending champions by name only when the 32nd annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament gets underway Thursday morning. A memorable run a year ago, culminated with the Blues winning the “AAA” title, marking the first time a Richmond team has hoisted the championship trophy in 14 years. Now the popular 58-team tournament, which attracts entries from across North America, will have a different look and so will the Blues. To reflect the current rep hockey structure in B.C., the event will now feature four tiers to provide a better balanced competition. The Midget Major, Tier One and Tier Two gold medal games will take place on New Year’s Eve at Minoru Arenas’ stadium rink like they always do. A Tier Three final will be played on the same day at the RIC’s Coliseum rink. The A1 Blues will be among 20-teams competing for the Tier One championship. Richmond’s roster has undergone a major

overhaul with a number of players graduating, opening the door for nine rookies in the line-up. They also have a different look behind the bench with Bayne Koen taking over the head coaching reigns. He brings plenty of experience to the position, have coached a number of teams at the junior “A” and junior “B” levels. He currently is an assistant with the Delta Ice Hawks and an instructor at the Palmer Hockey Academy. “Glenn (Wheeler) approached me about doing it last year,” explained Koen. “I was already doing some stuff with Palmer and there was a solid nucelus here. “I have a good bunch of kids who work hard and the association has a handle on the way they want to go and what direction.” Richmond Minor is one of just three associations under the Pacific Coast umbrella that has rep teams from Atom to Juvenile playing in the top tier. Despite the youth movement and a rash of injuries, the Midget Blues are holding their own with a 4-4-4 record in league play, heading into the holiday break. To focus on the task at hand heading into the tournament,

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Richmond A1 Blues defenceman Connor McWilliams and goalie Brandon Wheeler will be trying to help the host team repeat at the 32nd annual Richmond Intetnarional Midget Tournament.

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Blues head coach Bayne Koen (right) is getting help behind the bench this season from Glenn Wheeler.

Koen conducted a four-day training camp, starting last Thursday. “I just thought it would be a good idea to get everyone together,” he said. “It’s a chance to go over our systems, special teams play and give ourselves the best chance to have a good run.

The players will enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off before a light skate on Boxing Day prior to their first game Thursday against Colorado’s Arapahoe Ice Warriors at 5 p.m. at Minoru. The Blues round-robin group also includes

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Mat-Su Alaska Eagles U16AAA, Nanaimo Clippers and Vancouver Thunderbirds. “We have slowly been getting guys back from injury and hopefully we will be healthy and ready to go,” added Koen. “Hopefully we can defend the championship.”

From the entire Sockeyes Organization to our Great Fans & Supporters, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Sports Richmond skater qualifies for national championships

A fresh start with a familiar coach He spent four days with her in LA and has added up to Kurtis Hori heading to they came up with a upbeat and inspiring next month’s Canadian Figure Skating program that features a medley of Beatles Championships in Mississauga, ON. music. The 19-year-old from Richmond will be Still, it was a bold move given Hori had competing in the Junior Men’s competition, just six weeks to nail it before the B.C./ just months after pondering his future in Yukon Sectional Championships. Typically, the sport. competitive figure skaters begin Hori grew up in the Connaught work on new programs in the Skating Club’s programs spring. before moving to the Centre of The short time frame didn’t Excellence in Burnaby after his stop Hori from finishing second Kevin Bursey had departed. at the Sectionals and winning the The transition didn’t pan out event’s Artistic Award, beating the way Hori had hoped and he out Senior and Junior competiconsidered retiring from competitors. tive skating before giving it one He continued to train hard for last try — this time reuniting with the next month, leading up to the Bursey at the Sungod Skating recent Skate Canada Challenge Kurtis Hori in Regina. Club. Sungod members crowded around a The North Delta organization welcomed him with open arms and Hori hasn’t looked computer monitor at the arena to watch his back since. free skate as the club was on the verge of His competitive season got off to a being represented at the nationals for the shaky start when he did not perform well at first time in recent memory. It wasn’t his the annual Summerskate event in August. best performance but it was enough to get He was encouraged by one of the judges him to Mississauga. to upgrade his program to bring it to the The Hori family has been greatly level required to be competitive at national touched by the support shown for Kurtis events. from the club, including a bake sale to help After a discussion with Bursey, Hori with his travel expenses. ditched his program and turned to LosHori, who is a full-time student at Angeles based and world known choregraKwantlen University, is also a member of pher Lorna Brown for a different direction. the Sungod coaching staff.

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

SUDOKU

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

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

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PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

Coquitlam

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

Ladner/ South Delta

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

ACROSS

1. Point that is one point E of due S 4. Slithered 8. Brain and spinal cord (abbr.) 11. Direct the steering of a ship 13. Chops with irregular blows 15. Plural of hilum 16. Incline from vertical (geo.) 17. Simple word forms 18. Paddles 19. Roman garment 21. Meat skewers 23. Ethiopia (abbr.) 25. The cry made by sheep

DOWN

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

6020-06

North Delta

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

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607 PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6020-24

Chilliwack

Abbotsford

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

New Westminster

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

6020-12

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

6020-22

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

6020-08

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

6008-28

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Surrey

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

6020

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

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

1. Singular cardinals hypothesis (abbr.) 2. Small water craft 3. Opposite of ecto 4. The woman 5. Skeletal muscle 6. Devoid of warmth & cordiality 7. Decameter 8. Italian goodbye 9. Mediation council 10. Impudence 12. A desert in S Israel 14. Japanese seaport 15. Nob or goblin 20. Ingested

Dec. 24/12

26. Beatty-Benning movie 30. Concealed 33. Political action committee 34. High rock piles (Old English) 35. Scottish county (abbr.) 36. Goat and camel hair fabric 37. A very large body of water 38. Fabric stain 39. Israeli city ___ Aviv 40. Shoe’s underside 42. Military legal corps 43. Patti Hearst’s captors 44. Undecided 22. Swiss river 24. Protects head from weather 25. Lava rock 26. Designer identifier 27. 34470 FL 28. Petrified ancient animal 29. Gas used in refrigeration 30. Journeys to Mecca 31. 8th month, Jewish calendar 32. Small indefinite quantity 33. Taps 41. Extremely high frequency 44. Iguanidae genus 45. From the Leaning Tower’s city

48. ‘__ death do us part 49. Supervises flying 50. Many headed monsters 54. Literary language of Pakistan 57. Halo 58. Hawaiian hello 63. Lubricants 65. Mild exclamation 66. Greek fresh-water nymph 67. Nickname for grandmother 68. A restaurant bill 69. Automaker Ransom E. 70. A young man 46. Cologne 47. Moses’ elder brother (Bible) 50. A minute amount (Scott) 51. Hindu name for 4 epochs 52. Faded and dull 53. Radioactivity unit 55. The face of a clock 56. The inner forearm bone 59. Tai language of the Mekong region 60. Embrocate 61. Possessed 62. Public promotions 64. Sorrowful

The Richmond News December 24, 2012 A29

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

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

6020-30

Port Moody

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

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

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

6020-36

Lots & Acreage

6050

Out Of Town Property

6065

Recreation Property

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

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

6035

Mobile Homes

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

Tsawwas.

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

6052

Real Estate Investment

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

6508

Apt/Condos

Inquire about

HOLIDAY PRICING!

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

6020-32

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

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628 22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 4 bath Set up to have a suite, $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see PropertyGuys.com ID: 76019

6020-34

Surrey

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-38

Richmond

Other Areas BC

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

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

Industrial/ Commercial

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

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

BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 PropertyGuys.com id: 77100

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

6030

6040

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

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

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

11675 7th Ave.

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

Bach from $835 1 bdrm from $935 1 bdrm & den from $1060 2 bdrm from $1155

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

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

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

Okanagan/ Interior

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

Steveston Village, Richmond

WATERFRONT APARTMENTS

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

RENTALS 604-271-4012

rentals@caprent.com

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

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536 GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

6065

Recreation Property

www.caprent.com

Inquire about

HOLIDAY PRICING! 10951 MORTFIELD RD.

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

RENTALS 604-275-2664 rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

6540

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

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

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

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

9125

Domestic

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

Houses - Rent

West Rich, 4 BR, 2lvl, 1/2 dup, 2250sf, 2.5ba, new paint, 4 appls, carpet, $1760, 604-274-9921 CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

6602

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

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

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

Suites/Partial Houses

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

9110 LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

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

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

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

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

Includes heat, hot water, D/W, outdoor pool, gym. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds.

(604) 448-0842

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

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

Bach from $795 1 Bdrm from $925 2 Bdrm from $1095

Family Friendly Complex 2 BR & 3 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1). Close to shopping, schools and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Seasonal pool and in-suite storage available.

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

Lots & Acreage

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613 CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

Collectibles & Classics

RICHMOND

6025 126/70 AVE 3500sf megahome 7br 6ba 2 suites rec room 7200 sf lot $709,900 778-895-0997 see uSELLaHOME.com id5644

Vancouver East Side

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

6020-52

9110

Surrey

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

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

6030

Collectibles & Classics

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

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

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

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

Luxury Cars

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

A30 December 24, 2012 The Richmond News

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Luxury Cars

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

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

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

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9145 1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

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

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

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

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

2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $12,500 obo. Call 604-921-4701

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

9515

Boats

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

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

9155

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

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

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

9160

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

9130

Sports & Imports

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

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

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

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

Concrete

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

8068

Demolition

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

8220

Plumbing

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

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

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

8250

Roofing

All Season Roofing

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

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Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

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8255

Rubbish Removal

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

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9173

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

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

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

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

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

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

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557 2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663 1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

E

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

Cleaning

Apna Demolition & Excavation Ltd. Professional Service & Satisfaction Guaranteed 604-715-9199 digman@shaw.ca

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

8055

8060

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

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

Vans

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

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

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

9173

Vans

8015

Appliance Repairs

A & B Junkers Junk & garden waste removal. Work Safe & Ins. 604-202-3893 Executive Rubbish Removal ★Free Est, Seniors Disc ★ ★ Recycling ★ Bill 604-377-7587

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

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

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

The Richmond News December 24, 2012 A31

Dueck Richmond’s

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

BOXING WEEK

On behalf of myself and the entire Dueck Richmond family we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year

SALE

SALE ENDS DEC. 31ST

SHOP 24/7 AT www.dueckgm.com

2010 BUICK LUCERNE CXL LOADED 72865A $16,980

2002 GMC ENVOY $8,980

VERY LOW KMS 72454B

2011 CHEV EQUINOX $21,980

ONLY 20K, MINT 72842A

2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT $45,980

AWD, ONLY 48,000KM, LOCAL, NO ACCIDENTS, VERY RARE ST#72882B

LIKE NEW, ONLY 18K, 728353A

NAV, REAR DVD, PWR RUNNING BOARDS, 22” WHEELS, NO ACCIDENTS STE72939A

2011 KIA SOUL 2 U $17,980

2006 JEEP COMMANDER LTD 2005 CHEVY MALIBU MAX $16,980 RARE, 72800A $6,980

7 SEATER, LOADED, 41,000KMS 72868A

2011 CAMRY LE $16,980

LEATHER, ONLY 25,000KM ST#72938A

2006 EQUINOX $10,980

LOADED ST #72878A

2007 CHRYSLER 300C $16,980

HEMI, 68,000KMS, MINT 72869A

2010 PONTIAC VIBE $11,980

LOADED SUNROOF MINT ST#72855B

2009 SUBARU IMPREZA PREM EDITION 2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE HYBRID ONLY 10,000KM, NAV, REAR DVD, PWR RUN BOARDS, $21,980 22” WHEELS, NO ACCIDENTS, BLK ON BLK ST#30574A $64,980

2003 PONTIAC SUNFIRE ONLY 85,000K 72756A $3,980

LOADED ST#72885A

2010 HONDA PILOT TOURING EDITION NAV, REAR DVD, NO ACCIDENTS, 33,000KM, MINT ST#72925A $34,980

2012 FORD ESCAPE $21,980

2009 HONDA ACCORD 2 DR COUPE, MINT 72920A $20,980

2012 FORD ESCAPE LTD $29,980

AWD, ONLY 10,100KM, LOCAL, NO ACCIDENTS, ST#72937A

2011 FORD TRANSIT $22,980

LOCAL, NO ACCIDENTS ST#72941A

2012 CAMRY LE $21,980

MINT, LOCAL 72893A

2007 VW JETTA $8,980

LIKE NEW, LOADED 72877A

2006 CADILLAC CTS $17,980

LOADED, LOCAL, NO ACCIDENTS 72817B

2008 VW JETTA $11,980

MINT, ONLY 71,000KMS 72838B

12 PASS. VAN, ONLY 49,000KM ST#72942A

2010 FORD E350 XLT $19,980

2008 SMART FORTWO ONLY 51,000KM 72749B $6,980

2009 LANDROVER LR2 $28,980

2002 CHEVY CAVALIER LOW KMS 72836A $3,980

59,000KMS, LEATHER 72786B

2012 GENESIS COUPE TURBO ONLY 12,000KMS 72824B $22,980

2010 TOYOTA VENZA $29,980

2003 SANTA FE $5,980

ONLY 60,000KM, ST72943A

2008 HONDA PILOT 72787A $24,980

4 DR, AUTO, A/C, LOW KMS 72843A

LOADED 72839A

LEATHER, PANORAMIC SUNROOF, AWD, V6, ONLY 30,000KM 72944A

2012 CHEVY TAHOE LT LOADED, 32K 72835A $44,980

2009 CHEVY UPLANDERS $8,980

3 TO CHOOSE FROM Starting at

2010 CHEVY IMPALA LT $11,980

20O5 DODGE NEON $4,980

* OVER 450 QUALITY USED VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM * NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED Featuring: • 100 PLUS MECHANICAL SAFETY INSPECTION • 30 DAY OR 6,000km EXCHANGE PRIVILEGE • 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

SERVICE SPECIAL $ 00

30 OFF

Towards Any Service or Repair Charge of $300 or more

(Service specials included)

Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. No cash value. Expires Dec. 28/12

MAINTENANCE SPECIAL FREE Hands $ 95 Free Bluetooth ONLY Reg. $99.95

79

($35.00 value)

Oil, Lube, Filter, Tire Rotation, Battery System Test, Coolant Test, Coolant Test, Comprehensive Inspection

Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Dec. 28/12

FLUID FLUSHES $ 00

20 OFF

Coolant System $139.95 Reg. $159.95 Brake System $93.95 Reg. $113.95

Must present this ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Dec. 28/12

DUECK RICHMOND 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond

SHOP 24/7 AT www.dueckgm.com

(Hwy 99 and the Tunnel)

Transmission $174.95 Reg. $194.95

1-877-262-7811

Not all models exactly as shown.

A32 December 24, 2012 The Richmond News

WEEKLY SPECIALS

New Zealand Whole Goat Leg

DEC. 26 - 30, 2012

Longevitiy Brand Thailand Jasmine Rice (20lbs) 長壽牌泰國香米

Sweet Blue Jay Oranges

Searay Black Tiger Shrimp 26-30 (1lb)

$

359/lb

New Zealand Whole Goat Shoulder

海威去腸老虎蝦

$

359/lb

New Zealand Whole Goat Belly

12 ea

99

Baguio Canola Oil 3L

6 ea

99

Aroy-D Jackfruit in Syrup 565g 阿羅地糖水黃菠蘿蜜

1 ea

59

Clearwater Frozen Arctic Surf Clams 454g

7 ea

49

Buenas Frozen Grated Cassava 454g

5 ea 49 99

LGM Hot Pepper Sauce 275g LGM Chili Black Bean Sauce 280g LGM Hot & Spicy Sauce 210g

2

99

Searay Butterfish

海威瓜子倉

2 lb

29

Fresh Pork Side Ribs (2Pcs Up)

2 lb

59

Mandarin Egg Tofu 245g

冷凍木薯粉

2 FOR

1

50

Hawaiian Papaya

#!"%$

1 lb

99

¢

lb

Lee Kum Kee Premium Oyster Flavoured Sauce 510g

2 FOR

1 ea

39

Fresh Ginger

69lb ¢

399/lb

$

UFC Banana Sauce Sweet & Spicy 550g 菲律賓甜辣香蕉醬

3 ea

99

Searay Frozen Tilapia

1 lb

99 ea ¢

Sea Catch Tulingan (Tuna)

海生牌呑拿魚

2 ea

79

49

Beef Digital Muscle

3 lb

Fresh Beef Tenderloin

新鮮牛柳

5 lb

99

Zin Tai Tofu Puff 160g

2 FOR

3

00

Bananas

49

Jumbo Carrots

59lb ¢

Asian Pears

水晶梨

49 lb ¢

69lb

OPEN DAILY 8:30AM - 7:30PM 8108 PARK ROAD • TEL. 604.278.8309 WHILE QUANTITIES LAST

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mobilicity.ca

Delta 8673 120th St, Unit B Richmond Aberdeen Centre Admiralty Centre Lansdowne Centre Presidents Plaza

Taxes are extra. Prices are available until December 31 or while quantities last. Dealer may sell handsets for less. Discount offer valid only at participating locations. Restrictions may apply on combining discount offers with other offers or promotions. Additional terms and conditions apply. Subject to change without notice. © 2012 Mobilicity. ‘Mobilicity’, ‘Now that’s smart.’, the Mobilicity designs and the Mobilicity logo are trademarks of Mobilicity. Other trademarks shown may be held by their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Authorized Dealers Surrey Central City Guildford Town Centre 10255 King George Hwy Payal Business Centre 7238 137th St, Unit 105 9589 128th St Vancouver 1641 Commercial Dr, Unit 105 568 Dunsmuir St 6330 Fraser St

526 West Broadway Harbour Centre Tinseltown 1463 Kingsway Ave Commercial Drive SkyTrain Station

Burnaby Mobo Electronics: Madison Centre, 1899 Rosser Ave Cellular Baby: Metropolis at Metrotown

North Vancouver Lonsdale Quay, 144 Chadwick Crt

New Westminster MVP Electronics: 807 Carnarvon St

New Westminster Westminster Centre

Mobilicity Stores North Vancouver Cellular Baby: Capilano Mall

West Vancouver Cellular Baby: Park Royal South

Port Moody iBay Communications Inc: 2929 St. John St, Unit 2

Vancouver Leading Age Computer & Electronics: 3399 Kingsway Kingdom Photo: 3263 West Broadway Mobilicity: 3081 Main St

Richmond Cellular Baby: Richmond Centre

Deltastyle: 1523 West Broadway Green Cartridge: 740 East Broadway Mobile Republic: 807 Hornby St 665 Robson St Konbiniya Japanese Market: 1238 Robson St Cellular Baby: 1160 Davie St, Unit 120

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mobilicity.ca

Burnaby Station Square Crystal Mall

$

99

Taxes are extra. Prices are available until December 31 or while quantities last. Dealer may sell handsets for less. Discount offer valid only at participating locations. Restrictions may apply on combining discount offers with other offers or promotions. Additional terms and conditions apply. Subject to change without notice. © 2012 Mobilicity. ‘Mobilicity’, ‘Now that’s smart.’, the Mobilicity designs and the Mobilicity logo are trademarks of Mobilicity. Other trademarks shown may be held by their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Mobilicity Stores

BLACKBERRY CURVE 9320

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was $16999

99

Samsung Galaxy S™ 4G

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Surrey Freedom Wireless: 7028 120th St, Unit 210 Surrey Wireless: 9536 120th St Wise Electronics: 7945 132nd St, Unit 104 Price Pro: 6911 King George Hwy

Langley H S Mobile World & Electronic Services: 20477 Fraser Hwy Coquitlam Mobile Republic: 2929 Barnet Hwy

Burnaby Station Square Crystal Mall Delta 8673 120th St, Unit B Richmond Aberdeen Centre Admiralty Centre Lansdowne Centre Presidents Plaza

Authorized Dealers Surrey Central City Guildford Town Centre 10255 King George Hwy Payal Business Centre 7238 137th St, Unit 105 9589 128th St Vancouver 1641 Commercial Dr, Unit 105 568 Dunsmuir St 6330 Fraser St

526 West Broadway Harbour Centre Tinseltown 1463 Kingsway Ave Commercial Drive SkyTrain Station

Burnaby Mobo Electronics: Madison Centre, 1899 Rosser Ave Cellular Baby: Metropolis at Metrotown

North Vancouver Lonsdale Quay, 144 Chadwick Crt

New Westminster MVP Electronics: 807 Carnarvon St

New Westminster Westminster Centre

North Vancouver Cellular Baby: Capilano Mall

West Vancouver Cellular Baby: Park Royal South

Port Moody iBay Communications Inc: 2929 St. John St, Unit 2

Vancouver Leading Age Computer & Electronics: 3399 Kingsway Kingdom Photo: 3263 West Broadway Mobilicity: 3081 Main St

Richmond Cellular Baby: Richmond Centre

Deltastyle: 1523 West Broadway Green Cartridge: 740 East Broadway Mobile Republic: 807 Hornby St 665 Robson St Konbiniya Japanese Market: 1238 Robson St Cellular Baby: 1160 Davie St, Unit 120

Surrey Freedom Wireless: 7028 120th St, Unit 210 Surrey Wireless: 9536 120th St Wise Electronics: 7945 132nd St, Unit 104 Price Pro: 6911 King George Hwy

Langley H S Mobile World & Electronic Services: 20477 Fraser Hwy Coquitlam Mobile Republic: 2929 Barnet Hwy

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mobilicity.ca

Limited time offer and valid for new activations only. Receive 50% off $25/$35 regular rate plans for 6 months or $45/$55 regular rate plans for 12 months while customer is on automatic monthly payments (preauthorized credit/debit payment). Taxes are extra. Restrictions may apply on combining offers with other offers or promotions. All unlimited features included in each plan/add-on, including unlimited talk, text and data features, must originate and be used within the Mobilicity Unlimited Zones. Premium and special numbers are excluded. Additional terms and conditions apply. Subject to change without notice. © 2012 Mobilicity. ‘Mobilicity’, ‘Now that’s smart.’, the Mobilicity designs and the Mobilicity logo are trademarks of Mobilicity. Other trademarks shown may be held by their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Mobilicity Stores Burnaby Station Square Crystal Mall Delta 8673 120th St, Unit B ,$1%!67/ Aberdeen Centre Admiralty Centre Lansdowne Centre Presidents Plaza

Surrey Central City Guildford Town Centre 10255 King George Hwy Payal Business Centre 7238 137th St, Unit 105 9589 128th St '4716.+*3 1641 Commercial Dr, Unit 105 568 Dunsmuir St 6330 Fraser St

526 West Broadway Harbour Centre Tinseltown 1463 Kingsway Ave Commercial Drive SkyTrain Station

Burnaby Mobo Electronics: Madison Centre, 1899 Rosser Ave Cellular Baby: Metropolis at Metrotown

5630% '4716.+*3 Lonsdale Quay, 144 Chadwick Crt

New Westminster MVP Electronics: 807 Carnarvon St

New Westminster Westminster Centre

5630% '4716.+*3 Cellular Baby: Capilano Mall

&*20 '4716.+*3 Cellular Baby: Park Royal South

Port Moody iBay Communications Inc: 2929 St. John St, Unit 2

'4716.+*3 Leading Age Computer & Electronics: 3399 Kingsway Kingdom Photo: 3263 West Broadway Mobilicity: 3081 Main St

,$1%!67/ Cellular Baby: Richmond Centre

Deltastyle: 1523 West Broadway Green Cartridge: 740 East Broadway Mobile Republic: 807 Hornby St 665 Robson St Konbiniya Japanese Market: 1238 Robson St Cellular Baby: 1160 Davie St, Unit 120

Surrey Freedom Wireless: 7028 120th St, Unit 210 Surrey Wireless: 9536 120th St Wise Electronics: 7945 132nd St, Unit 104 Price Pro: 6911 King George Hwy

Langley H S Mobile World & Electronic Services: 20477 Fraser Hwy Coquitlam Mobile Republic: 2929 Barnet Hwy


Richmond News December 24 2012