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Longer line-ups at security checks could be on the horizon at Vancouver International Airport this summer and beyond. As the airport’s busy season ramps up, CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority) is cutting back on what it spends on staff hired to screen passengers at YVR. The federally regulated organization — which sub-contracts the hiring of security staff for YVR to Aeroguard — refused to say how much in dollars the reduction actually is. All CATSA’s spokesman, Mathieu Larocque, would admit is that it has “adjusted down the number of hours” it purchases from Aeroguard to provide security staff. Larocque said whether that reduction in hours purchased translates into

security staff being laid off is a matter for Aeroguard. “We will not be disclosing the number (of hours reduced),” he said. “Any impact on the workforce will have to be worked out by (Aeroguard).” No one from Aeroguard — which has offices downtown and at the airport — was available to comment. The News, however, understands that a number of security staff have already been laid off as a result of the reduced funding. Larocque said CATSA said the reduction, part of its “re-allocation of resources,” is unlikely to affect line-ups at screening stops inside the airport. And he was adamant that security would not be compromised as a result. “We have been looking for efficiencies and our objective at this time is to limit the impact on passengers,” he added. see YVR page 6


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The count, carried out in Richmond by volunteers from the Richmond Poverty Response Committee, highlighted that 33 homeless people live in the city with no form of shelter. That figure is down 11 per cent from three years ago when 37 unsheltered homeless were counted. Another 15 live in Richmond with some shelter, such as emergency shelters, youth safe houses and transition houses. That corresponds to 19 in the same category in 2008, a drop of 21 per cent. The only negative change among the statistics was that, of the 48 homeless see Housing page 6

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The people who animate the characters often work off the mannerisms of the actor voicing the character — and Jack Black gives them a lot to work with, says B.C.-born animator Steve Cunningham. The L.A.-based Cunningham, 39, spent 14 months working on the cartoon sequel Kung Fu Panda 2, some of which involved watching video of star Black recording his part as Po, the cuddly panda. “He’s such a fun character and Jack Black does such a great job,” says Cunningham, who started drawing as a 10-year-old Richmond kid, copying comic books. After graduating from Richmond’s Matthew McNair secondary, Cunningham studied animation at Toronto’s Sheridan College. He’s been with Dreamworks Animation for 11 years, working with as many as 40 other animators on each year-long project. “Jack Black gets into it when he’s recording, he crawls up on chairs,” says Cunningham, who also worked on the animated Shark Tale with the actor. “Lenny (Black’s shark character) was such a different charcter from Po. Some voice actors are pretty much the same character in every movie but he really gets into Po just as he did with Lenny. Po is just perfect for him, the tenderness he can bring, the funny and the wild.” Cunningham’s job entails animating sequences to the actors’ recorded voices. On Kung Fu Panda 2, that involved a lot



Steve Cunningham helped create the cuddly panda Po in the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2. To do so, he spent hours watching Jack Black, who is the voice of Po, injecting his mannerisms into the bear. of work on a villainous peacock character voiced by Gary Oldman. “I make some acting choices based on that,” Cunningham says of watching footage of Oldman at work. “His facial expression,

when he records he’s very expressive. The physiology doesn’t work between a peacock and a human being, but the facial mannerisms, eye tics, mouth movements, that’s mostly what we try to get into the character from the actor.”

Legion requests retail space Pesticide ban reconsidered The ANAF legion club in Steveston will still open when construction of its new clubhouse is finished — but it will be smaller than planned. The club has asked the City of Richmond to alter its plans to turn part of its proposed clubhouse into retail space. About 2,000 square feet — a little more than a fifth of the previous floor plan — will now go toward a commercial retail space which is expected to help bring in revenue for the club. The change was approved by city council’s planning committee last week and was expected to get the final nod from city council on Tuesday night, after the News went to press. Construction of the new ANAF clubhouse has been in the works for several years. The premises will form the ground floor of a new seniors housing development.

More consultation is needed before city council will be asked to consider amendments to Richmond’s cosmetic pesticide ban. It’s feared by some anti-pesticide groups that the move, which could allow parks workers and residents to battle select weeds with banned pesticides, will water down the bylaw which only came into force last year. The proposed changes were presented to city council’s public works committee last week. The report recommended that pesticides should be allowed for use to deal with so-called “noxious weeds.” Such species were identified as non-native plants, such as thistles, the common reed and giant hogweed. Staff also recommended exempting the use of chelated iron from the list of banned products.

Two common traffic nightmare hotspots in Richmond have crept into the top 20 worst roads in B.C. According to the latest results of a survey conducted by BCAA, the Massey Tunnel is in 10th place after motorists voted for the past month on the organization’s website. The tunnel is notorious for getting backed up in both directions at peak travel times and can get log-jammed within seconds of a stall, accident or even a minor distraction. The Oak Street Bridge, with its potholes and narrow lanes, wasn’t far behind in 14th place. Nearby, the Pattulo Bridge, linking North Surrey and New Westminster, was in third place in the province as the polls were set to close on Tuesday. The Iron Workers’ Memorial Bridge was 11th worst this week. The Ospika Boulevard in Prince George looks set to claim the unenviable tag as worst road in B.C., with 540 votes and first place as the survey drew to a close on Tuesday. Poor road conditions — potholes, crumbling asphalt and traffic congestion — can cause costly wear and tear on vehicles. According to BCAA, they’re also unsafe — for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians — and bad for the environment. The BCAA will gather the survey results and share them with the municipalities and/or the provincial ministry of transportation and infrastructure.

City pulls artist’s design A plan to incorporate local art in Richmond’s new community safety building has been sent back to the drawing board. After making a call for artists to come forward with ideas to don the new building at the south end of No. 5 Road, city staff chose local artist Glen Andersen. However, city council decided last week that Andersen’s submission, called The Crest, had too much of an RCMP theme and should have incorporated Richmond’s community, as per the brief given to the prospective artists. The RCMP Community Safety Building Public Art Project, as it’s called, will be referred back to city staff to work with the artist on further options.

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Balancing Risk & Choice There is no doubt that our international airport must always have adequate fuel supplies for its planes. The current issue is how and where that fuel should be delivered.

There is also no doubt that the Fraser River and its shoreline are among our most precious natural resources. So when bold new industrial enterprises that could directly impact these natural resources are proposed, people pay attention, especially when there is increased risk for a significant segment of our population.

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And so it is with the new jet fuel line proposed by a group of airlines. People ask why fuel needs to be brought up the river in super-tankers and offloaded at a new port to be built just east of Riverport. Add to that the proposal of a new pipeline cutting across Richmond to the airport. The transportation logistics of this are hard to comprehend, especially when they pose such significant risk to the environment and people. (Paid for by Malcolm Brodie)

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B.C. is home to a host of clean energy sources and could become a world centre of renewable energy innovation and export, according to the man whose Richmond company put the province on the map for space innovation. “In B.C., all renewable energy sources known to man are present, and they’re present here in abundance,” said John MacDonald, founder of Richmond-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. “This place could become a global renewable energy centre. All we really need is the will to do it.” MacDonald — who is now chairman and CEO of Day4 Energy, a Vancouver solar energy company he co-founded — made the comments this week at a Pacific Energy Innovation Association conference. Consumers in the surging BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China will drive global demand for energy higher, MacDonald said: “They want our lifestyle and they’re damn well going to get it.” The strong link between affordable energy and quality of life will ensure that renewable energy eventually replaces the depleting supply of fossil fuel-based power, but that will likely take decades, he said. One option is a central control system that blends different forms of renewable energy along with a cleaner fossil fuel such as natural gas to steady electricity supply. The development of a renewable energy generation system in this “energy century” will define the 21st century in the same way the invention of the automobile defined the 20th, MacDonald said. “Well, guys, it’s 1890 and Henry Ford hasn’t shown up yet,” he said. Vancouver is a hub of renewable energy companies in the wind, solar, geothermal and run-of-river sectors. But investors who fled alternative energy during the 2008 financial crisis have yet to return, and share prices of several of the public companies in the

space remain at or near multi-year lows. That’s true for junior companies like MacDonald’s Day4 Energy and Naikun Wind Energy Group as well as larger, more diversified firms such as Alterra Power Corp, which was formed Wednesday out of the merger of Magma Energy and Plutonic Power and has a presence in geothermal, run-of-river and solar. The malaise in the renewable energy sector is partly an after-effect of the 2008 financial crisis, said Canaccord Genuity equity analyst Jared Anderson, as investors stung by the financial crisis seek safer investments that pay a dividend. “Generally, there’s a preference for yield right now and most of the small developers aren’t in a position to pay a dividend,” Anderson said in a phone interview. He rates Alterra a buy with a six-to12-month target price of $1.55, 67-percent higher than Thursday’s closing price of 93 cents a share. “As projects progress closer to their in-service dates and major development milestones are reached, we see the value of (Alterra Power Corp.) increasing,” he stated in a May 13 report. Canadian-listed alternative-energy investments that pay a dividend include Brookfield Renewable Power Fund and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Major energy companies such as Transalta, TransCanada and Enbridge have also made investments in renewable power. The longer-term shift to renewables will be driven by economic considerations — not concern over climate change — and involve expensive infrastructure investments, MacDonald said. Cost becomes a major advantage once that pricey infrastructure is built up, he noted. “All of them have zero fuel cost,” MacDonald said. “When you build a system using these technologies, you make an investment in infrastructure and then you sit back and wait for Mother Nature to generate some kilowatt hours to sell.” “The fuel is zero when the sun shines, when the wind blows, when the creek runs or the tide changes.”


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hat better time than a perfect storm of playoff hockey and the start to summer to remind us to pay attention to B.C.’s six-month-old drinking driving laws? Sure, we’re used to reminders not to drink and drive at Christmas, when Operation Red Nose is in full swing and bosses are offering taxi tickets home from the office party. Come summer, however, most of the red noses can be found either in sports bars or packing crates of wine out to the cottage. Yet according to Lower Mainland veteran traffic cops, May is one of the busiest months of the year for nabbing drunk drivers. Perhaps that’s not surprising. After a long, cold winter and spring, we want to celebrate the start of the summer. And for a lot of us, celebrations mean alcohol. So Attorney General Barry Penner’s announcement that the number of drunk driving-related deaths in the province has been halved since the new laws were put in place is especially timely. There’s also been a 75 per cent drop in the number of criminal charges laid against drunk drivers, as police make use of B.C.’s new administrative penalties. While it’s too early to tell a lot from the statistics, it seems we’ve taken a step in the right direction. The new laws aren’t without their flaws, but they appear to be effective in both altering drivers’ behaviour and in getting drunks off the road. Prior to the new laws, we had an average of 115 deaths, 3,100 injuries and 5,100 accidents each year related to drunk driving. Any downward trend in those numbers is indeed an encouraging sign. North Shore News editorial

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World not ending but evolving The Editor, Prognosticators of the “end of the world” have understood it to be an event, usually cataclysmic, and have failed to understand that it is a process rather than a single event. A single catastrophic event would certainly capture the immediate attention of the world’s people, but it would hardly be in-keeping with Christ’s promise to return as a thief in the night. The “world” is actually in a continuous process of ending and beginning again. For example, the world of the Romans is gone – ended – and replaced by a new one (western civilization) which developed over a long and sometime tortuous period of time. The world of the industrial revolution, which slowly developed following mathematical and scientific advances, has “ended” and a new one, the information/technological/scientific age, is now unfolding. The world we knew in the 1850s is gone – ended – and we have yet to acknowledge what is powering our rapid advances in knowledge, discovery, and understanding in the century and a half since then and which have already outstripped the totality of such advances made in all previous “worlds.” It is exciting, believing as I do, that the Earth is not going to disintegrate, and that humanity is at the beginning of a prolonged learning process through which it will ultimately devise ways and means to build a peaceful and harmonious world and shed, once and for all time, the multiple prejudices and misconceptions that cause harmful divisions within the human race and which continue to tether it to past and vanishing “worlds.” Merrill Muttart Richmond

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NDP narrow in on Liberals in poll We finally have a sample of public opinion for the first time since both major provincial parties changed leaders, and each of them can take a lot of positives from the findings. The poll by Ipsos-Reid showed the B.C. Liberals slightly ahead of the NDP, at 41 per cent to 39 per cent. But given the margin of error of 2.9 per cent, what we have right now is basically a dead heat. Considering where the B.C. Liberals stood with the public just a few months ago, the party’s comeback is significant. The poll’s findings show that a political party can recover with a change at the top. But New Democrats, too, can take heart that they are on an even competitive footing with their chief rivals. However, the NDP must be particularly pleased with the poll’s finding that support for the B.C. Conservative party is now pegged at 10 per cent in the polls. As I’ve noted in this space in the past, if the B.C. Conservatives can start tracking in double digits when it comes to voter support, they become a serious threat to the B.C. Liberals’ continued hold on power. While the B.C. Conservatives can eat into some NDP support in the Interior or the North, they take more votes away from the B.C. Liberals than other parties. The Ipsos poll results are, in fact, almost a mirror image of the results

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of the 1996 provincial election, when the NDP had fewer votes than the B.C Liberals, but took power because it won more seats. The NDP victory occurred because the old Reform Party took almost 10 per cent of the vote and the old Progressive Democratic Alliance took more than five per cent. Most of the votes would have otherwise gone the B.C. Liberals’ way. Is the stage being set for a similar occurrence come the next election, which may come as early as September? It’s a distinct possibility, but there are a couple of other factors to weigh here. First of all, was the relatively strong showing of the B.C. Conservatives (the poll gives them an eight point climb in support) partially a carry-over from the federal election, which was held just a week before Ipsos began polling voters? And second, can the party hang on to that level of support or will it drop if enough of its supporters begin to realize a splitting of the centre-right vote elects the left-wing NDP, a scenario that presumably would frighten a large number of Conservatives?

A troubling sign for the B.C. Conservatives was the inane comments of its leader John Cummins, who told a Victoria radio show that he thinks people “choose” to be gay or straight. His comments reinforced the old stereotype of wacko right-wing politicians who can never attract support from beyond the fringes of the public. If he keeps making comments like those, his party will sink back to marginal status. Another key finding of the poll should put big smiles on the faces of B.C. Liberals. When asked who would make the best premier, voters chose Premier Christy Clark by a wide margin over the NDP’s Adrian Dix. She bested him by a margin of 47 per cent to just 25 per cent. Dix’s low score is no doubt partially related to his relative anonymity compared to Clark. He will undoubtedly fare better on that question as he becomes better known. However, B.C. Liberals have to be pleased their leader is now more popular than the party or the government (which is still largely viewed quite negatively). Clark is a demonstrable asset to the party, in stark contrast to the situation with her predecessor, who seemed more of a drag than a boon on his party’s fortunes. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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as a textbook example to open the same ones in their communities. In other words, if the Supreme Court of Canada grants Insite the operation permit, we will see more injection sites across the country. This will put a huge challenge upon the Harper government to legislate new laws to restrict drug crimes. When there are more facilities with the exemption from law enforcement, the law itself and any action being backed by the law to fight drugs become pointless. If access to drug use becomes too safe, too easy and too convenient, the impression of drug addiction will be transformed from individual destructive behaviour to personal health issues. This will probably impose the false impression of drug use upon many young peo-

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The Editor, The fate of Insite, the supervised injection site in Vancouver, will be decided at the Supreme Court of Canada. During the legal hearing, we know that the federal government has granted the facility an exemption from law enforcement for the purpose of a scientific study. As the Harper government refused to renew the exemption in 2008, the facility was subject to closure. However, the decision by a 2010 B.C. appeal court ruling allows the facility to remain open and operational. Advocates for Insite try to frame drug addiction as a medical disease. Such disease needs the medical service like Insite to provide harm reduction to addicts. The lawsuit of Insite is drawing attention across the country as advocates from other cities want to use Insite


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The Editor, Like most Richmond residents, I received my property tax notice last week and boy, what a shock did I get. My net taxes payable (after the homeowner and old-age discount) have increased this year by a whopping 14.5 per cent. I spoke to my neighbour and her net taxes payable have gone up by a similar amount, so I started asking around at the pub. By far, the majority in my circle of acquaintances, who live in single-family dwellings, have also been hit with an increase in double digits including one pal whose net taxes have gone up by a massive 20 per cent! I hadn’t noticed a huge increase in my inflation adjusted CPP or OAS so I went onto the Statscan website, operated by the Government of Canada, and found that the consumer price index in British Columbia increased by 2.7 per cent from April 2010 to April 2011. How can the City of Richmond justify an increase in property taxes of more than five times the consumer price index? I think most of us were expecting an increase in the range of two per cent to three per cent, which would take care of the annual pay increases and benefits enjoyed by our city workers. Surely the city employees didn’t all receive increases in pay and benefits in double digits. We never used to bother much about the assessed value of our property, which we were advised of every December or January, as the amount of tax to be paid would be determined by the “Mill Rate”. The Mill Rate (as I understood it) was fixed by a formula that included the annual city budget and the total assessed value of all the property within the city. Even if property values skyrocketed, as in 1981 for example, the Mill Rate would still even everything out and the tax increases would reflect the requirements

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of the city rather than the (often temporarily inflated) value of the property. I bought this house new in 1979 and the net taxes payable that year were $279.14. In the last 32 years there have been innumerable improvements to the City of Richmond infrastructure including filling in ditches, road widening, running new sewer lines, and building new schools and fire halls, so it’s not hard to see where my my tax money has been wisely invested over the years by the municipal and then city management. However, during the last 10 years alone, my net property taxes have increased by more than 80 per cent. In this time there has been phenomenal growth in the city of Richmond with builders and developers supposedly paying for the cost of any local improvements required to supply services to new buildings. Are the existing homeowners subsidizing these new developments? Is the charge to developers insufficient to cover the cost of the required new services? If so, it must be increased — I would suggest slightly more than revenue neutral so that there’s a little bit left over to put in the kitty for the replacement of aging infrastructure now and in the future. Has something gone drastically wrong with the City of Richmond finances in the last couple of years that so much more money is needed? Have we been led astray as to the financial benefits we gained from the sale of “The Oval” lands? Did we in fact lose money on the Olympics like Vancouver did? I’m sure that I, and my friends and neighbours, are not the only ones with over the top tax increases this year. Is there anything we can do about it at this point? J. Bryce

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ents Seriously Joy! a concert on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fraserview Church, 11295 Mellis Dr. Tickets are $28/$22. For tickets or more information, visit The Richmond Singers presents All Aboard & Celebrate, a 40th anniversary concert taking the audience on a journey through four decades of the choir’s favourite music. The concert is at the Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Hwy. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15/adults and seniors and $5/children. For more information, visit www. Richmond Youth Foundation Benefit Brunch 2011 happens on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 5911 Minoru Blvd. The brunch is an opportunity to highlight some of the group’s projects, what they fund and will feature keynote speaker Jeff Willis of Urban Adventures and Creative Toolbox. All proceeds benefit the RYF endowment funds. RSVP to Jasmine at jasmine@ Attire is business casual. For more information, visit www. The Single Mother’s Support Group presents a Money Skills Workshop on Saturday, May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Richmond Caring Place, room 345-7000 Minoru Blvd. This workshop is free but you must register by calling 604-279-7060 or office.rwrc@shawcable. com. Lunch will also be provided. Phoenix Perennials presents its Charity Shopping Weekend to benefit the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) and the Richmond Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 3380 No. 6 Rd. Tell the cashier that you are there to support the fundraiser and 25 per cent of your purchase will be donated. For more information, call 604-2704133. Parker Place Mall and SUPERBORED co-host a Mini Live Concert with hit band duo Sugar Club on Saturday, May 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Parker Place Mall, food court stage, 4380 No. 3 Rd.




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Life is beautiful at Washington’s Sonora Point

Little known resort just over the border from Osoyoos offers slice of paradise for water sports lovers, anglers


The calm waters of Spectacle Lake, above, are surrounded by orchards at Sonora Point. Marshmallows and an ice-cold beer by the campfire, left, round off a perfect day at the lake. with a quiet lake at your disposal. Indeed, after our first day at Sonora Point — consisting mainly of drifting in the warm shallows on a floaty while other families dove off the private dock or partook of resort owner Trevor Johnson’s offer to take them out knee-boarding or tubing — we, as a family, promised the next time we came to the resort we would have learned to swim. Suffice to say, this little resort had an immediate impact on the three of us. It’s not difficult then to work out why Johnson, a Richmond fire captain, along with two local colleagues, Lorenzo Arcari and Curt Daltroy, fell for what is now called Sonora Point when they were searching for an investment opportunity. The firefighters have spent the last year or so turning the small and relatively run-down lakeside resort around, with the aim of creating a place to spend time with family and friends and eventually selling off the remaining lots at, what they call, bargain

prices. There are also plans for an outdoor pool and clubhouse, which will be built once they’ve pre-sold 15 lots. “We bought the resort because we loved the spot,” Johnson said. “We had been looking for waterfront land for several years for personal use for recreation time with friends and family. “This spot offered us that in addition to the opportunity to develop the property. “All three of us firefighters intend on keeping at least one spot at Sonora Point Resort when the place is fully developed.”


ot owning our own RV, we were lucky enough to land one of the trailers owned by the Johnson family, which was quite literally 30 feet from the dock and the edge of the lake. And after having stocked the trailer full of ridiculously cheap American food, beer and wine, it was time to fire up the barbeque at the doorstep and pour our-

selves a glass of something cold, kick back and marvel as the setting sun melted across the glowing Spectacle Lake. Several families were in the company and as the kids burned off their last ounces of energy on the lawn’s slip and slide, on their bikes or fishing for young trout at the dock, the adults were able to forget about school, hockey, soccer, swimming et al. In fact, so obsolete is time at Sonora, the sun going down was the only gauge we had to when it was dinnertime. And when the respective barbecues were over — it’s not uncommon to see families inviting each other over for dinner outside an RV — the firepit at our trailer, being the one closest to the lake, became the marshmallow/smores centre of the Sonora Point Universe every night. As darkness fell in the valley and across the lake, there was nothing better every night than preparing and lighting your own see Nights page 18



he sign in the driveway tempts you to “purchase a little piece of paradise.” If, however, you fish for fun or get your wahoos from watersports, you might be forgiven for thinking, on entering Sonora Point RV Resort, that you’d died and gone to angling and kneeboarding heaven. Flanked to the north, east and west by blossoming peach orchards and protected to the south by the almost perennially flat calm waters of Spectacle Lake and raw national park brush hillside, Sonora Point nestles 25 minutes over the U.S. border from Osoyoos in Washington State’s Okanogan County. From the moment the sun rises to the left of the pristine five kilometre-long lake, to the moment it falls into the valleys to the right, this little gem of an RV park is all about fishing, swimming, boating, knee-boarding, tubing and waterskiing.

Sandwiched in amongst all that fun, there is, of course, ample opportunity to relax, courtesy of the resort’s private beach and safe swimming area. Which was just as well for me as, being as buoyant as the Titanic and alien to angling, watersports and fishing rarely figure on my radar. Don’t get me wrong, I think, if I had to, I could swim ashore from a sinking boat if my life depended on it. But up until experiencing Sonora Point, the only thing that’d get myself or my family (also water resistant) on a lake would be the presence of a captain, crew and lifeboats. You don’t need to have webbed feet, however, to appreciate the near perfect flat calm conditions that Spectacle Lake provides for skimming across the surface on skis, tubes or boards. Couple that with the fishing on offer — the lake is teaming with rainbow trout — and you have the potential for a memorable family vacation in the sun

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Continued from page 17 fire, before nursing it in a crackling, glowing warmth that pulled in the neighbours and friends with their camping chairs, marshmallows, Graham Crackers and chocolate. And every night, within moments of the sun completely dying on Sonora Point, a crystal clear army of stars would appear right on queue above us. The Big Dipper, Corona Borealis, you name it, they were there and were breathtaking to sit and wonder at while sipping a Cape Cod (ice, vodka, cranberry, crushed lime), spinning tall campfire tales, chewing over a smores and solving the planet’s problems with good company. Rinse in the morning and repeat — morning dip in lake, eat freshly picked peaches from neighbouring orchard, go fish, go tubing/kneeboarding/waterskiing, have a cold beer/glass of wine in floaty — perhaps times four or five days depending on the length of your visit. It’s a tough life; maybe I need to relax more.

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! If you have your own boat or can get someone to take you over the 500 yards from the Sonora Point dock to the other shore, there’s some interesting hiking to be had, with national park brush and deer trails for miles. And at the top of the hill, there’s a wonderful vista of Spectacle Lake, the resort and the neighbouring orchards. ! The towns of Tonasket, Oroville and Omak are the closest. Tonasket and Oroville are quiet, but both have several decent restaurants, including Mexican eatery Rancho Chico in Tonasket, where you’ll get to wear a genuine sombrero and have Happy Birthday sung to you in Spanish, if the date permits. ! If you’re there in the middle of August, you should check out the Omak Stampede, complete with the Suicide Race, where death wish riders race for 100 yards before careening full speed down a 45-degree hill and into a river. ! Oroville has a great little 9-hole golf course, which glances along a 100-foot river canyon and has many greens dug into the rock faces. ! There’s also horseback riding, ATV rides and ghost towns to explore nearby.

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estate. Without a Will, the distribution of your mother’s estate is governed by provincial law under the Estate Administration Act. If your mother passed away leaving a spouse, the Act sets out the distribution of her estate to her spouse and children. If there is no spouse, it sets out the distribution to the children. The older brother, as per the Act, is entitled to share in your mother’s estate only in the event that your mother passed away leaving no spouse, children or parents surviving her at the time of her death.

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Young Strikers hoping to thrive in underdog role

“AA” Provincials start on Saturday in Victoria


McRoberts Strikers have recieved a steady diet of the top “AA” senior boys rugby teams in the province this season including this 29-0 loss to number one ranked Collingwood earlier this month.

Nothing will come easy for a McRoberts Strikers senior boys rugby team that will be making its 12th consecutive appearance at the provincial “AA” championships. The Richmond juggernaut has been seeded sixth in the 16team tournament and will open play on Saturday against 11th seed Ladysmith at St. Michaels University in Victoria. Longtime coach Gary Hirayama was hoping a third place finish in last week’s Lower Mainland playoffs would be enough to provide a favourable route to at least reach the provincial final four — a position the Strikers almost annually find themselves in. However, the seeding committee thought otherwise and put them on a path where perennial powerhouse Rockridge looms in the quarter-finals, should they get past Ladysmith. “We were hoping they would consider the strength of our league,” said Hirayama, referring to a Lower Mainland division that features top ranked Collingwood, along with number

three Rockridge. “However, we really can’t afford to be looking past anyone.” The fact McRoberts is among the top ranked teams, for what is considered a rebuilding year, is a testament to its reputation and ability to develop players. The program is building towards the 2012 season which will be highlighted by a tour of Wales and perhaps taking a serious run at what has so far been an elusive provincial title. “We have been playing a lot of Grade 10s and 11s this season,” continued Hirayama. “We probably have 18 to 20 players we are comfortable with putting out there (against elite opponents) which doesn’t give us a whole lot of depth. We’ve also had injuries to some of those players and that hase exposed us.” “At the same time, the younger players are getting valuable experience and the opportunity to expand their abilities.” The Strikers had their hands full with Charles Tupper in the Lower Mainland third place game, edging the Vancouver school 10-7.

Seafair Bantam draft pick off to Giants camp this weekend an invite. The camp allows the players and their parents the opportunity to meet the entire Giants staff, including head coach Don Hay and executive vice-president and general manager Scott Bonner, as well as get a head start on their summer training program. Over the three days, the players will get a chance to tour South Delta second-

ary (their designated high school), as well as being put through their paces both on and off the ice, taking part in fitness sessions with Strength and Conditioning Coach Ian Gallagher, and on ice sessions with Coach Hay and his staff. Both Friday and Saturday’s on ice sessions will finish up with a 90 minute scrimmage, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.


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Seafair Minor Hockey standout Shaun Dosanjh just has a short drive through the Massey Tunnel to get his first taste of the Western Hockey League. The 15-year-old blueliner will be participating in the Vancouver Giants’ annual Spring Camp, starting Thursday at Tilbury Ice in Ladner. Dosanjh was the Giants’ third round pick in the recent WHL Bantam Draft and is among 30 prospects to receive

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Prices are in effect until Thursday, May 26, 2011 or while stock lasts. Quantitiesand/orselectionofitemsmaybelimitedandmaynotbeavailableinallstores.NORAINCHECKSORSUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2011 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.



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The Vancouver Mounties went undefeated to capture Richmond City Baseball Association’s Victoria Day Weekend Bantam AAA Tournament. The Mounties capped their perfect run with a 7-3 win over Ridge Meadows in Monday’s championship game at Brighouse Park. The tournament field featured several of the top teams in B.C. Minor Baseball’s Bantam AAA Division, including the frontrunning Mounties who have won 16 of 17

league games. Vancouver defeated Cloverdale in the semi-finals, while Ridge Meadows got to the championship game with a win over North Delta. The host Richmond Chuckers opened with loses to Cloverdale (10-3) and Vancouver (12-2), before rebounding with a 17-6 win over Burnaby. The Chuckers will be looking to build upon their 6-8 league record when they travel to Kamloops this weekend.

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Fill your Wallet BOOK A GARAGE SALE AD email: 604-630-3300 fax: 604-985-3227 Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm

jobs careers advice



Beauticians/ Barbers

LUKY STUDIO has a chair & nail table available for rent. Call 604-304-9174


Career Services/ Job Search

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable .

General Employment

Cadence & Cascade hiring Trilingual (Spanish/English/ Portuguese) translator. $25.00 hr/ 35 hr wk. Comp. Sec. School + min. five yrs of exp. as F/T translator working in three lang. Fluency in the three lang. is req. as he/she will be working in international context. E-Resume: DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. 1-800-961-6616.

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General Employment


GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work & Paid Surveys is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today,



ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877-988-1145 now. Free service! CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540


GRADS! FROM Fairview College / NAIT’S Northwestern Campus / GPRC Fairview Campus. It’s our 60th Anniversary this fall. We want to contact you. Call 1-888-999-7882 or for Alumni Update.


RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE Live in positions for retired or semi-retired couples wishing to supplement their income. Must be personable with good English skills. No experience needed training provided. Fax resume with cover letter to 604-980-3839


Lost & Found

MISSING FRENCH BULLDOG Brindle & white, 21lbs, DOB: Nov 29, 2007. MISSING since Aug 2010. Known illnesses, microchip. Last seen Elmbridge & Alderbridge. Call to report info at 604-715-1672

Coming Events

Attention 'Sexy, Healthy, Wealthy, Women'; join 7 female powerhouse speakers on Sunday, May 29th at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver. www.sexyhealthy

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VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @

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needs F/T Kitchen Supervisors to prepare all menu items, maintain QC and health standards. Must have 3 years exp. in a leadership role. Salary $16.19/hr.


MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.



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School District No. 38 (Richmond)


School District No. 38 (Richmond) provides the opportunity to work in a safe, clean, friendly and welcoming environment. There is a temporary assignment available for a Plumber. All applicants must possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification (TQ) in the trade, in addition to a minimum of two (2) years of experience in commercial or institutional service work at a journeyman level. The rate of pay is $30.57 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay. Applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered. Please submit a trades application form and resume by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd, 2011. Application forms are available on the school district’s website or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at:

Human Resources, School District No. 38 (Richmond) 7811 Granville Avenue Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3

All interested applicants are welcome to apply, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. For further information, please visit our website at OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Richmond News will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

Whether you are looking for a way to start your career in warehousing, or you are looking for a rewarding job with superior benefits that enables you to provide for your family, consider working for GFS British Columbia (Previously known as Neptune Food Service). Our 300,000 square foot warehousing facility is centrally located on Annacis Island. GFS is the largest family owned food service distributor in North America for over 110 years. ✶ The position will require repetitive physical work, and the ability to lift up to 60lbs. Begin your career by selecting orders, and building them on pallets in all three of our warehouse environments (dry, cooler, and freezer). ▶ Our starting wage is $15.61/hour, with a potential top rate of $24.39/hour. ▶ We offer a company matched retirement program, annual profit sharing and other bonus programs, such as a weekly performance incentive. ▶ We are a 24/7 days a week facility, shift start times are 8pm and 10pm Monday to Sunday, with up to forty hours a week available. ✶ Interested applicants should forward a resume to:

GFS British Columbia Inc. 1700 Cliveden Avenue, Delta, BC V3M 6T2 Fax: 1-866-863-0434 | Email:

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BRABY MOTORS SALMON ARM has two great employment opportunities. Business Manager and Controller. Long term stability with career advancement opportunities. Work with a dynamic management team with a 46 year established client base. Email resume, fax 1-250-832-4545 or apply in person 1250 TCH. Salmon Arm.



ARCHITECTURAL SHEET Metal Journeymen and Skilled Workers Top Wages & Benefits Email: Or Call:604-433-1813

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT “Children are our most valuable natural resource.”

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▶ We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration shall be contacted. Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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BUSY AUTOMOTIVE DEALER expanding operations seeking competent people to fill the following positions: Service Adviser, Service Technician, Shop Foreman, Parts Technician, Sales Consultant. If you have a proven track record in the automotive industry then we want to add you to our winning team. Email resume to: FINNING/CATERPILLAR MECHANIC Training. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma/mechanical aptitude required. Hands-on training, on-campus residences. GPRC, Fairview, Alberta, 1-888-999-7882 LMS Reinforcing Steel Group Hiring REBAR INSTALLERS for long-term full-time employment. Numerous projects in Richmond. Exp an asset but not mandatory. Competitive Wage & Benefits. Please fill out an on line application at: PUT POWER in your career as a Power Engineer! On campus boiler lab. Affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class. GPRC Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882 WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: Fax: 306-634-8389

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

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Baby/Children/ Miscellaneous





Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957


SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tattoo, leash & house trained, 2 female. $695.00. 778-773-9943

CHOCOLATE LAB pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Parents both registered. $500. 604-856-3132



SHIH-TZU POODLE X, males, Ready to Go! Vaccinated, paper trained. $500. 778-397-1224

ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups. Champion bloodlines, CKC, micro-chipped. Breeder/showing rights incl. $2,800. Email:


Pets - Other


If so, a warm welcome awaits you from your Representative and the local businesses and civic organizations. Call…




JASPER Beautiful 9 month old brindle Staffordshire Terrior. Great with children. In need of comfy home and experienced guidance. FUR & FEATHER RESCUE 604 719-7848

Community Welcome Carolyn 778-434-2518 Joadey - 604-940-0177

...we look forward to meeting you soon.

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at 1-604-392-5715

HANDSOME Male Jack Russell 9 months Needs a yard. Great with kids, dogs and cats. Neutered/all shots, $750 Call: (778) 881-0410

Baby Welcome Nancy - 604-275-4030

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 CATAHOULA X. 6 weeks. Shots, dewormed. Family raised. Parents to view. $250. 604-583-6123


LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Minis & Standards Ready Now! 250-395-4323 give us a call!

YELLOW LABS PB. Vet checked, Vaccinated, Dewormed. Ready Jun 4th. $600 Call: (604) 537-5063

STANDARD POODLE black male, 4mths. house, kennel & leash trained. CKC reg. Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

Financial Services

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161




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PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, heath guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel puppy 10wks, blue roan, home raised, reg’d, chipped, 1st shots, all health checks. $1,200 Call: (604) 971-2616

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MULTI-FAMILY Garage and Moving Sale Saturday May 28, 9AM - Noon 12333 English Ave Steveston Townhouse complex. Furniture, household items, books. Leather couch and chair $1700, fabric couch and chair $250, Bowflex $300, table and 6 chairs $200, many more items


Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!”. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT


Plants & Trees

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE, 2 year old: $1.49/each for a box of 150 ($223.50). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or

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INSURANCE AGENCY Small insurance agency in the Fraser Valley specializing in travel medical insurance with sales premium over $850,000 in the past year. Pls reply to box 1312758 C/O Chilliwack Times 45951 Trethewey Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1K4


Condos/ Townhouses


Real Estate

1BDRM/1BTH N VAN - LYTTON ST & MT SEYMOUR PKWY 3rd flr corner suite. sep office/den .pets ok $198,000 Call: (604) 721-0872


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234

Houses - Sale



6BDRM/4BTH 4737 VICTORY ST Huge Character/Heritage Home, in sought after Metrotown Area near Crystal Mall, Large 1800+ SQFT Suite Major Revenue Potential, fully updated up to code plumbing and electrical new kitchen with S/S appliances, granite counters, GOTO: for more info, pictures, videos OPEN HOUSE MAY: 21, 22 2-4PM $1,188,000 Call: (604) 781-4995 email:


North Delta

ABSOLUTELY BEST Deal on Market! 1,100 sf rancher, 3 br, 1 bath, 8,600sq ft lot.$289,000. Ron Rudy Mac Realty 604-590-2444


Out Of Town Property

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Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663 6 BR home from $18,000 down $1,850/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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Apartments & Condos

RMD 3bdrm/2bth, Elmbridge Way 1 PRKG Avail June 1. No Pets $1,600 Monthly Call: (604) 218-4812 TOP FLOOR, 1 BDRM apt w/balc, ht, hw, cable, prkg, elevator, locker, coin laund, NO PETS, NO SMOKING, lease, Rmd 604-241-3772



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Steveston Village, Richmond Bach from $815 1 bdrm from $910 1 bdrm + den $955 2 bdrm from $1070

WATERFRONT APARTMENTS New Mayne Is. Craftsman! 1300 sf 4 min to beach level south exp lot $369,000 more pics; 250.539.3124


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Recreation Property

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Recreation Property

50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/ training available. 604-669-2248.

2 BR, 2 Bath, f/p, sec u/g prkg, gym, close to City Centre, avail June 1, Call 604-271-6321




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Houses - Rent

Like puzzles? Then you'll love Sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your Sudoku savvy to the test!

CENTRAL RMD, 4 BR & Den hse, 3 baths, lrg master Br w/balc, $3200. Price negotiable for long term lease. June 1. 604-940-9497 MUST SEE 2400 sqft, 2 lvl home Seafair area W. Rmd, 4 br, 2.5 bath, deck, garage, h/wd flrs. $2300/mth, np Now 604-862-7740


Shared Accommodation




Fun By The Numbers

1 BR upper lvl house, wd, all incl. np, ns,$350 William & # 2 Rd. 604-272-2992 or 778-898-5992 FULLY FURN, quiet, bright bdrm, nr amen, incl utils, w/d, light cooking, refs, $450 604-277-5677


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, 1 Bath, Cambie & Shell, nr amens, $1100+utils, no cable, June 1, np, ns, 604-270-7672

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