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Get your twoonies out Days of free parking in Steveston village are all but over BY ALAN CAMPBELL

We hope you enjoyed it while it lasted — but free parking in Steveston is almost over. Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA) — which owns large swathes of vacant land in the village — will bring in pay parking this week. SHA’s board of directors decided last week it was time to bring in a new revenue stream and looks set to charge $2 per hour and perhaps even $3 per hour on weekends. A $50 fine awaits those who fail to pay when the signs and meters go up, expected to be on Wednesday or Thursday. The main area where visitors previously enjoyed free parking, but will be now be charged, is the large gravel strip on Chatham Street, from the Cannery to just east of 7th Avenue. Other pockets of land in Steveston belonging to SHA will also become pay parking, leaving the street or Garry Point as the only remaining free parking. SHA’s general manager Bob Baziuk said

the decision to introduce pay parking was “timely” and should not come as a surprise to people. “Steveston Harbour is a user-pay harbour and all the money generated goes back into the harbour,” Baziuk said. “We have expenses, just like everyone else, and need to generate revenue, so this shouldn’t really be a big surprise. “We have all this land in Steveston which brings in very limited revenue. Maintaining a harbour is a costly venture.” Baziuk said SHA tried to implement pay parking when it first took over 20 years ago, before pulling the plug when people “laughed” at them. “This decision is timely. You have to pay everywhere else,” he added. “Two or three dollars an hour isn’t a king’s ransom.” Baziuk said they’ve advised the City of Richmond and their neighbours of the move and even consulted the local business community about six or seven months ago. “We solicited (the business community) see Merchants page 4


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Happy birthday, Harold ... He’s still laughing at 90. That’s Harold Cross, who two years ago had the honour of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on Westminster Highway name its restaurant after him because he dines there every day. The hotel threw a party Monday for the dapper Cross and presented him with a chair with his name on it. Go to for more photos of the special day.

The raccoons of southwest Richmond are at it again — and this time it appears as if dogs are on the menu. Over the last few weeks, the News has reported how packs of raccoons have apparently been hunting, killing and even eating domestic cats. Now there are reports that dogs are next on the list in the neighbourhood known as “The Springs” just north of Steveston. A Chihuahua, sitting in his yard waiting

to go for a walk, was almost dragged away by the leg by a hungry raccoon last week. It only survived after its owner ran out and beat the raccoon off with a broom. “I suspect this is not a defensive thing as is being said by the wildlife experts,” said Sandra Nixon, whose family cat of 14 years, Avro, was attacked and killed by raccoons earlier this month outside their Springmont Drive home. “This seems to be more like hunting for food and attacking animals to get that food.


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the fine print TO DO: The Music at the Cannery series presents Steve Palmer this Friday July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Palmer is currently on his cross-country Canadian tour and will be playing songs from his two CDs, Morning Road and Roots and Strings. Admission by donation. For more info, visit The Beat Merchant at or the Steveston Folk Guild at

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Massive meth drug lab uncovered Investigation that started in May led police to home on Gibbons Drive, arrest of five people BY ALAN CAMPBELL

Five people have been arrested after cops uncovered a massive synthetic drug lab in suburban Richmond. Last Thursday, the RCMP’s drug enforcement team executed a search warrant in connection with a large commercial-scale drug lab at a home in the 6200-block of Gibbons Drive. Upon their arrival they arrested a man and a woman. Three other men were arrested while attempting to flee out the back of the residence. All five individuals, aged between 20 and 27-years-old, remain in custody pending a court appearance. All are known to police, four are residents of Richmond and one from Vancouver. Members of the RCMP Clandestine Lab Team, Richmond RCMP, B.C. Ambulance Service, Richmond Fire and Rescue and specialist chemists from Health Canada remained at the site for several hours to ensure that it was safe and secure. They have since returned to the site and members of the Clandestine Lab team worked on dismantling the operation on the weekend. A Health Canada chemist confirmed that this operation was an active, bubbling methamphetamine drug lab. It appears that the residence was used solely for the purpose of producing synthetic drugs. A second search warrant was executed at a Richmond apartment located in the 3300-block of Corvette Way in relation to the investigation. No clandestine lab was located in the apartment. Police started this investigation in early May. During the course of their investigation, they gathered evidence that allowed them to obtain these search warrants. The investigation is continuing and addi-


Members of the RCMP Clandestine Lab Team, along with chemists from Health Canada and emergency personnel, arrived at a home in Richmond after police retained a search warrant following a two-month long investigation. tional arrests are anticipated. The names of the arrested individuals are not being released pending charge approval. Police say that clandestine labs are volatile and dangerous operations. Clandestine lab operators may use barns, sheds, single-family homes or urban apartments. These locations pose significant threats to the public and

“first responders” safety from fire, explosions, ground-water contamination, and hazardous by-products including toxic fumes that result from production. Anyone who has any information about the presence of these labs in their community should call the police immediately or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Severed gas line forces evacuation

An elderly woman drove into a townhouse in Richmond at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, severing a gas line and forcing the evacuation of several of the building’s occupants, according to RCMP Insp. Al Ramey. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit the building in the 6100 block of Woodward Road. Several units in the building were evacuated as gas was leaking and it posed a safety risk. Terasen Gas arrived on-site to shut off the gas and fix the ruptured line. Laura Kane/Postmedia News

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The popularity and high esteem in which Milan Ilich was held was evident Friday as hundreds of people turned out for a celebration of Ilich’s life at Richmond Funeral Home. Those who couldn’t squeeze into the home watched the service on a video screen outside. Among the masses of friends and family were a number of representatives of the many charitable organizations that Ilich became famous for donating millions of dollars to during his 76 years. Tributes to Ilich — Progressive Construction founder and owner, who died June 29 after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia — were made by his son Rick, friends Joseph Segal and Michael Audain and former premier Gordon Campbell. They all spoke in glowing terms of a man who always put others before himself and was almost generous to a fault with his money. Alan Campbell

Almost 20,000 BC Hydro customers in Richmond were without power on Tuesday morning after a crow caused an automatic shut-off at Steveston’s substation. Power was cut at 7:42 a.m. in most areas south of Blundell Road and west of Highway 99, with outages stretching east into Delta and disrupting traffic during the morning commute. Electricity was restored about an hour later. “We always appreciate customer patience, especially during rush hour,” said Simi Heer, spokesperson for BC Hydro. “Unfortunately this is out of our control, but our electrician did a good job of responding quickly.” A safety feature at the substation turns power off when contact is made where it could be potentially dangerous. Sarah Jackson

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Merchants: Pay parking worry Continued from page 1 about them paying a fee for an area where their staff and customers could park, but there wasn’t much response,” he added. It now remains to be seen what effect pay parking will have on an already challenging market for Steveston’s businesses. Jim van der Tas, Steveston Merchants Association president, said he’d heard SHA might be introducing pay parking, but thought it’d be later in the summer. Van der Tas, who owns the Blue Canoe restaurant, said the business community

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Continued from page 1 “Maybe people are being more diligent with their garbage and the raccoons are going hungry? Has their main food source been taken away?” The dog survived the attack and had its wounds stitched up by a vet. But Nixon said many people in their neighbourhood are now living in fear of the raccoons, who, she said, are getting braver by the day. “I know of adults around here now who don’t go out at night for a walk anymore and we’re bringing our children inside before it gets dark,” she said. “I know that I wouldn’t

go out for a walk at night around here. I would not want to run into (these raccoons) that’s for sure. “It seems like they’re terrorizing the neighbourhood.” Wildlife experts in B.C. have said such attacks on domestic cats are rare, but admitted that raccoons will eat whatever food they can get their hands on. They also urged cat owners to keep their pets indoors at night. Now cat owners in the area are wondering if the City of Richmond can step in to protect their pets from the rogue raccoons. City spokeswoman Kim Decker said they’ve only received one recent complaint with regard

to raccoons, adding that Richmond doesn’t have a specific policy with regard to the animal. “If people have complaints about this, they should let the city know,” Decker said. “That way, we can track this. At the moment, we don’t know where these people live or the circumstances.” Decker, meanwhile, urged pet owners to heed the advice of the Wildlife Rescue of B.C. — which told people to keep their pets indoors at night — or call pest control companies to find out if what they’re doing is attracting the raccoons.


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If you had someone walk up to you in Steveston recently and ask if you wanted to become a Scottish lord or a lady, they weren’t pulling your leg. Indeed, if you fancy signing cheques or passing over a credit card with a bonafide Scots lord or lady title, it’s not as difficult as you think. That’s exactly what Esme Sutherland of Highland Titles was telling folks in the Richmond fishing village when she dropped by as part of her Canadian tour this summer. For the princely sum of $50, Canadians — or any nationality for that matter — can purchase a square foot of the Scottish Highlands and bestow upon themselves land and title. In return, their cash will go towards vital replanting of native woodland, which has been in steady decline since the 18th century. “There are a large number of Scots in Canada, especially on the west


Esme Sutherland of Highland Titles with colleague James Hughes during their promotional tour of Steveston. coast,” Sutherland said of Highland Titles’ decision to promote in Canada. “I believe Canadian Scots actually make up the third largest ethnic group in the country. This, coupled with the visit of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, made Canada the perfect choice.” They’ve already made a few sales in Richmond. So, expect anytime soon to see a Lord or Lady MacSomethingorother strutting down No. 3 Road as if

they own the place. “Once you own a piece of land, you are legally allowed to change your title from Mr., Mrs. or Miss to Laird, Lord or Lady,” explained Sutherland. “This is in-keeping with Scottish land owner tradition and has proved a great way to inspire interest in our conservation projects.” Initially, when the company started just under 10 years ago, it was very small. Business was aimed mainly at the U.K. audience, but

as it grew in size, Highland Titles started to expand its horizons and it exploded last spring following a promotional tour of Australia. And after an appearance on breakfast TV in Calgary last month, Canadian sales have soared. “We also like to get out and meet people on the street, as we can answer any questions directly, that is why we visited smaller towns like Steveston,” added Sutherland. Once you have purchased a plot of land you can then opt to sponsor a tree to be planted and Highland Titles often plant trees to commemorate special events or people. With that in mind, every title purchased and tree planted goes toward acquiring more land, which Highland Titles will, in turn, protect. Anyone interested in becoming a lord or a lady, should contact Highland Titles by e-mail at info@, call (UK) 0044 1481 823 937 or visit the website

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An invasion of cockroaches at Richmond’s Golden Sea City Restaurant came to an unpleasant end during a health inspection last week. The restaurant, at 145-8360 Granville Ave., was closed down last Monday after inspectors racketed up a whopping 18 improper observations. The pest infestation was the most serious violation. Health officials noted that staff had failed to control the cockroach problem through sticky traps that had collected several pests. This comes only two months after another routine inspection concluded

with an order to hire a professional pest control service due to the discovery of a cockroach. Cockroaches were located climbing walls, in the dim sum preparation area, in cupboards, near the bubble tea area, near cups and tableware, and in drawers where staff stowed personal belongings. “General sanitation in premises is poor which is contributing to the cockroach infestation based upon the site inspection,” states the inspection report. A wide range of cleanliness problems raised concerns. Rusty knives, grease buildup and a lack of sanitizer usage were among the issues raised in the report.

Improper food storage was also noted. “Food still found being stored in the walk-way between the two washrooms,” the report says. “Operator has been told multiple times that the area is not suitable for food storage due to the proximity to the washrooms.” Containers of noodles, raw meat and spices were discarded during the inspection. The routine inspection on July 18 concluded with an immediate closure of the restaurant. The restaurant reopened the next day after health officials confirmed that their observations had been satisfactorily resolved. It was the 11th restaurant closure in Richmond in 2011.

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Actor hopes to Live@YVR BY SARAH JACKSON Special to the News

If all goes to plan for Sarah Szloboda, she’ll soon be going behind-the-scenes at Vancouver Airport as the winner of the Live@YVR competition. Szloboda, 24, was one of the top five finalists revealed by Live@YVR on Monday as the judging process moved to the final stage of public voting. Finalists were selected from a pool of 96 entrants on the basis of their ability to engage audiences and their storytelling skills. The winner gets to stay in a luxury hotel room at the airport for 80 days and an access all areas pass to report and blog on the dayto-day stories of life at YVR. Szloboda’s video showcased her journey to discover what makes a good story. With only a short window of time to create her entry due to work commitments, she grabbed a microphone and a video camera and went out to Granville Island. What happened next was pure spontaneity. “For better or for worse, I’m quirky, so I wanted that to be conveyed,” she said. “I learned so much in making the story, and the story is not just about making the story but also about the heart of a storyteller.” Szoloboda, who currently resides in Vancouver, can claim Richmond as her childhood stomping ground. She transitioned from Richmond High School to Langara College, and later, Capilano College, where she

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earned a diploma in acting. But her array of talents isn’t limited to acting. She runs the company Terminal Theatre, writes for Vancouver Is Awesome, and does other freelance theatre work, too. Live@YVR may soon be the next. She’s been racking up the votes since being revealed as a finalist and, at press time, was sitting in second place. “I have such a strong imagination that I don’t think I could get bored in 80 days,” said Szloboda. “It’s ultimately giving me a free pass to explore my curiosity.” “I want it to be not only about videos, but about the idea of being a full-time ambassador for 80 days,” she said, explaining her visions of connecting with employees and greeting travelers as a cheerleader for the airport. To vote, visit Voting closes on Aug. 5.

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Remy boss follows Surrey on wooden building safety BY TRACY SHERLOCK Postmedia News

The developer of the sixstorey, wood-frame building in Richmond that burned to the ground in a massive fire in May says he will implement the fire safety recommendations put forth by Surrey’s fire chief when he rebuilds the project. Len Garis, Surrey’s fire chief and president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of B.C., called for safety measures such as the earlier installation and activation of sprinklers and fire doors to prevent construction fires in large wooden buildings, such as the Remy project in Richmond, or the similar Quattro fire in Surrey in 2008. “Even though the recommendations made by Garis are specifically for developments in Surrey, we respect his perspective and are making moves forward to ensure any recommendations not already in place are implemented,” said Dana Westermark, Remy developer and president of Oris Consulting Ltd. Westermark expects the rebuilding to begin as early as August, he told the Vancouver Sun. The biggest changes Westermark plans to implement will be to install fire doors as each floor goes up, and to make sure those doors are closed when workers go home for the night. Also, thermal imaging cameras will be used for four hours


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Workers are still cleaning up the site of the massive May 3 fire at the six-storey, wood-frame Remy building. to scan for hot spots after any hot work such as soldering or welding, Westermark said. The developer will expect his workers to be more rigorous with wetting down areas where hot work is taking place, and whenever possible this type of work will be done in secure areas away from the wooden structure. Westermark said it’s not common practice in B.C. to activate sprinklers during construction because it can lead to challenges such as freezing pipes. However, he said he will explore how this recommendation can be adopted at Remy. “The fact of the matter is six-storey wood-frame buildings are the way of the future for residential buildings in urban settings like Metro Vancouver in order to accommodate population growth,” Westermark said. Previously, wood-frame buildings were limited to

four storeys due to fire risk and structural concerns. The code was changed in 2009 as part of the B.C. Wood First Act, which aimed to stimulate the province’s timber industry. “Our company, as well as most other major developers in B.C., is continuing to look at developing other six-storey wood-frame projects,” Westermark said. “That said, we’re dedicated to finding the safest building methods and practices to produce the high-quality homes that our buyers want.” Under the new Surrey rules, contractors will be required to submit detailed fire safety plans during the permit approval stage, Garis said. Fire safety plans have always been required, but the new Surrey guidelines formalize and fully develop the requirements of the plan. The cause of the Remy fire is still unknown.

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pril is supposed to be the cruelest month, but for local taxpayers, it might just be July. Not only are local taxes are due, it’s also the time when municipalities must file reports detailing major spending for the past year, including municipal salaries. Defining exactly what is a local government-funded salary is far from straightforward. The bottom line, however, is there is still only one taxpayer and salary costs continue to rise both individually and collectively. And aside from general angst over “spending,” nothing gets citizens worked up faster than fat-cat payrolls. Numbers of those earning more than $100,000 — who probably won’t be the ones fixing that busted water main or sewer pipe — have tripled in the last few years. But it’s unlikely many taxpayers have seen their incomes increase at anything like the rates that senior municipal managers have enjoyed. Politicians argue they have to pay those salaries, because if they don’t, their key people will be lured away to other positions. Unfortunately, there seems little spirit of co-operation among Lower Mainland municipalities in halting the gravy train. While that reality lurks in the background, most politicians would rather not apply the salary brakes and risk the costs and hassle of losing and having to replace key staffers. Politicians’ willingness to take on such issues has much to do with their citizens’ responses — whether they’re outraged, couldn’t care less or something in between. An election year seems like a perfect opportunity to tell them.


Poverty needs to end The Editor, Re: “Friend’s need inspires girl,” News, July 20. What an inspiring and extraordinary little girl with divine cheer to identify with another young girl who appears so destitute, that she is sent to school without any lunch! Kianna showed such compassion that she also denied herself. And now is seeking to raise awareness of such poverty to new heights in the hope that she may change even one life. I do pray that our mayor and city council, plus the Richmond MLA who have been the biggest spenders of our tax money, will now dig deeply into their savings (not tax money) and set a stellar example to seek to end such horrendous poverty. When young children cannot eat, there is something very wrong with our leadership and our city. I was talking with the father of this young darling and he also mentioned the disparity that is in Richmond. It seems like a playback of “the peasants have no bread,” and Marie Antoinette replying, “Let them eat cake.” Only our aristocracy happens to be in the political arena. Esther McIlveen Richmond

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Parties may suffer as taxes pile on The tax revolt that appears to be simmering in this province has the potential to turn the provincial political scene on its head, with serious ramifications for our two main parties and the interest groups that support them. It can be argued that at some point, voters will feel “enough is enough” and lash out in anger at the so-called establishment, which can include both the government and the Official Opposition. I can’t help but wonder whether we’re reaching that point now. The latest example of this anger about taxes can be seen with reaction to the proposed two-centsa-litre gas tax in Metro Vancouver to help pay for the new Evergreen rapid transit line to the Tri-Cities. Now, we’ve seen protests against gas taxes before. They usually feature a lot of bluster and hot air at the beginning, before dying down as motorists adapt amid constantly fluctuating gas price changes. But the gas tax proposal comes after more than two years of public dialogue (and anger) over the Harmonized Sales Tax, so the electorate has been focused on the issue of taxation. Added to this potent mix is lingering resentment over ferry fare increases, property tax hikes, and looming hikes to BC Hydro and ICBC rates. And this time a political party has seized upon the issue. While both the B.C. Liberals and the NDP support the proposed gas

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tax, the new leader of the B.C. Conservative Party has jumped into the fray. John Cummins has blasted the tax, and has proposed the mayors who are pushing it on motorists should go back and shave one per cent off their own municipal budgets. His proposal has been ridiculed and condemned by the mayors, who think their own budgets are already pared to the bone. But I suspect Cummins is more in tune with public opinion than the mayors or the two “established” political parties. Does anyone really believe it is absolutely unthinkable and impossible to cut spending at the municipal level? Spending has climbed by a faster rate at the municipal level, compared to the provincial or federal levels. One big reason for that are the incredibly generous collective agreements municipal governments have signed over the years with various public sector unions. The benefits packages for unionized employees generally dwarf anything seen in the private sector, and therefore are much more expensive to pay for. Look for Cummins (and others) to zero in on this kind of issue in the months

ahead. This is where things can get sticky for the NDP and the party’s supporters. A tax revolt, if it takes off, does no favours for the political left in this province. If governments are forced to cut spending rather than raise taxes or other fees, the ones who get squeezed the most are public sector employees and government programs (which often involve social programs). The NDP can always revert to raising taxes on businesses and corporations, but that simply reinforces the lingering impression among some people that the party is anti-business, which is not a viable long-term political strategy. Cummins will continue to fan the flames of a tax revolt and as he does, he will build a public profile. When the election comes, he will no doubt steal votes from the B.C. Liberals, perhaps enough to give the NDP an election win. But Cummins could also eat into NDP support as well, drawing on anti-government voters who have sided with New Democrats in the past. If the anti-tax sentiments out there persist, they could end up making life miserable for whichever party forms government — whether it’s the NDP or the B.C. Liberals. And that, in turn, could also prove disastrous for those whose paycheques are funded by taxpayers. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global BC.

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anyone in danger because I myself live in a townhouse complex where there are a couple of units that are recovery homes, monitored daily by social workers and there never seems to be any problems at all. The people may be drug addicts, but they deserve to be respected and treated equally, and I don’t see why people are signing petitions to reject these people and a process to help them recover. I hope those people will come to their senses instead of acting so selfish. Patrick Shr Richmond

Where is the local traffic enforcement? I, too, like to go home at the end of the day safe and sound. My question is, where is all the traffic enforcement in Richmond? All the surrounding cities like Burnaby, Delta and Vancouver all run steady enforcement on their streets, but all we get is the odd three-day blitz and the rest of the time it is just a free for all for our budding race car drivers. If the RCMP was to do

enforcement on a steady basis on such raceways as Steveston Highway, Gilbert Road, No. 2 Road, etc., not only would it make our streets safer, the resulting fines coming back to the city would help off-set all of our rising property and gas taxes. We pay our local police to enforce our speed limits and I think it is about time they did just that. Bruce Neil Richmond

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The Editor, Terra Nova Park is only a tiny sliver of Richmond’s total area. It can only be described as a semi-wilderness area and it is very unlikely that it will ever reach full wilderness status but it is slowly developing into a unique ecosystem and as such should be cherished and maintained. It is therefore unbelievable to read Coun. Barnes’ council update and learn that city hall has plans underway to build restaurants, bed and breakfasts, live-work spaces “or other such uses.” She also mentions a major waterfront and play area. I shudder to think what that means knowing city hall’s past record. Coun. Barnes, leave Terra Nova as it is. Over and above the 142 species of birds that you mention, there is a family of coyotes, several families of raccoons and other species of wildlife living in that park. All cities should have an area set aside so that present and future generations can visualize what the natural habitat looked like before human beings started in to develop the area. Sadly, very few have. Is it asking too much

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The Editor, During the past few weeks I have read many negative letters criticizing how terrible it is that the government is opening a recovery house in the local area. A 100-signature petition, are they really serious? This is the best those people can do to help people in need? That’s the most selfish thing I’ve ever heard of and why somebody would go house to house convincing other people to agree to this is beyond me. And for one thing, I don’t believe for a minute that a recovery house is putting

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He made dreams come true WE’LL BE IN RICHMOND TO EXCHANGE YOUR OLD METER WITH A NEW SMART METER. BC Hydro will begin upgrading homes and businesses with new smart meters. Moving to a more efficient, modernized grid will create immediate savings for you, and it will help us all enjoy safe, reliable, and more affordable power for decades to come. Here’s what you can expect: D

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The Editor, Milan Ilich has been called a man who made dreams a reality. Certainly for the Richmond Caring Place he was that and more. Over 20 years ago, a dedicated group of Richmond residents dreamed of a place where agencies and organizations, that helped people in need, could have a well-designed and centrally located building in which to deliver services and care for people. Seventeen years ago, that building opened its doors, and each and every day its 12 social service tenant agencies provide services and support to Richmond residents. The doors to the Richmond Caring Place would never have opened or even been built if it had not been for the generous support of Milan Ilich and his wife Maureen. They believed in the dream, and through their generosity and commitment, it became a reality. Their love for this community is definitely evident in the Richmond Caring Place. I once had the pleasure of seeing Milan’s collection of frog-themed items that decorated his office. It seemed to me very appropriate that he collected frogs. Frogs act like a compass for our eco-

systems and quietly tell the world that there is a problem that needs to be fixed. Milan Ilich quietly recognized problems that needed to be fixed and understood the need to intervene. He effectively set about fixing those problems by helping individuals and organizations, making his community and this world a better place. The Richmond Caring Place board of directors, the staff, the tenants and the community of Richmond owe our gratitude to Milan Ilich for his forward thinking and his generosity. For the past 17 years the Richmond Caring Place has been an important part of this community. As the Board plans for expansion to meet the needs of our growing community, we will seek support from people in our community that feel compelled to make dreams come true. The Richmond Caring Place will be honouring Mr. Ilich by planting a tree on the grounds of the Richmond Caring Place. It will be a strong tree that will grow tall and remind us that he was truly a giant in our community who provided his support to those in need, allowing us all to grow in a community of caring. Belinda Boyd Chair, Richmond Caring Place Society

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Working beyond age 65; a trend on the rise Freedom at 55 is becoming a distant memory as many seniors keep at their job because they can’t afford to retire BY JAMES KWANTES Postmedia News


Chartered accountant Peter Kozak in his Richmond home with his Fender JazzMaster guitar. Kozak, 63, says he won’t retire at 65, but will cut back his hours. number was 21 per cent. As for Freedom 55, the potential embedded in that phrase seems to be a distant memory for many Canadians. The average retirement age declined steadily from 65 in 1976 to 61 in 1998, but is back on the upswing, according to the Conference Board report. In 2010, the average age was expected to inch above 62 years. When asked why they are working beyond the age of 65, an equal number of retirees polled by TD Waterhouse — 56 per cent — cited finances and social interac-

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tion as the main reason. Half of respondents said they find it personally fulfilling. The 2008 financial crisis and stock market dive complicated the quest for retirement, particularly for those who had the misfortune of fleeing the market near the bottom before it rebounded. While investment losses are often cited as a reason why boomers plan to keep working past the age of 65, those stock market gyrations affect the wealthiest 10 per cent of retirees the most, according to Kevin Milligan, associate professor of eco-

nomics at the University of B.C. That’s because the majority of Canadian retirees get most of their income from defined-contribution pension plans. “For the bottom half of the retirement population, only a trivial amount of their retirement income comes from investments,” Milligan said in a phone interview. Canadian tax policy acts as a disincentive for some of the seniors who are most likely to need extra income after the age of 65, Milligan pointed out. For example, those who receive

the Guaranteed Income Supplement — a third of all Canadian seniors — have a $3,500 annual exemption, but get much of their income beyond that clawed back. “Someone who looks like they’re going to be in the bottom one-third of seniors with respect to income, they might actually want to work a few more years to save a bit more money so they can find an adequate retirement income,” he said. “To penalize them for that seems like an odd move.” Canada has not followed the lead of other countries,






Peter Kozak is a chartered accountant, but he’s also a car buff, boater, cyclist and occasional guitar player. The active 63-year-old Richmondite will devote more time to these and other passions when he retires. But rather than dropping out of the workforce in two years, Kozak plans to scale back his hours and continue working at the Richmond accounting firm where he’s a partner. For Kozak, who became a CA in 1977 and started his own practice in 1980, it’s about balance — keeping his mind, body and social life active while maintaining cash flow to finance an active lifestyle. “It fills some gaps,” he said of his decision to keep working. “A lot of people retire and they don’t know what the hell to do with themselves.” That’s not a problem for the father of three, who also plans to do more travelling with wife, Terry, and take his ‘69 Camaro to a few car shows. But Kozak said continuing his work at Kozak Thomas Luck helps keep his mind sharp. “When you work hard to get where you are, you could lose that real quickly by just walking away,” he said. “I’ve seen that too many times.” Kozak is on the leading edge of a wave of baby boomers who are opting to delay retirement. The trend is most pronounced in B.C., where 25 per cent of workers plan to stay in the workforce beyond the age of 65, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey released earlier this year. Nationally, the

including the U.S., on the issue of moving the retirement age higher as life expectancies increase, Milligan said. South of the border, the social security retirement age is moving incrementally to 67 for those born in 1938 or later. Thirty-one per cent of B.C. retirees are worried they will outlive their savings and four in 10 are concerned they don’t have enough money to do what they want, according to the TD online survey conducted by Environics. Kozak isn’t worried about running out of money, but acknowledges he could have started saving for retirement earlier. The couple, whose youngest daughter lives at home, will likely downsize in the next four or five years, he said. His advice to younger workers? Start contributing to registered retirement savings plans and tax-free savings accounts as soon as possible. “You need to start putting it away, especially living here,” he said. “I probably started a bit late, looking back on it now.” Part of the key to Kozak financing his retirement is a balanced, stay-the- course portfolio that includes dividendpaying stocks. “If you’ve got a company that’s paying dividends, chances are you’ve got a pretty good company, but even then there’s no guarantees,” he said. Having a trusted adviser is also crucial both for managing investments and avoiding “information overload,” he said. “There’s a lot of confusion out there as to which way the economy is going, and that confusion can lead to confusion in your investing.”

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Salsa duo snag world title BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

Alfonso Caldera, the international award-winning salsa dancer, has done it again. The Richmond dance instructor just snagged his third world salsa title in the professional division at the 7th annual Portland World Salsa Championship, June 10 to 12, with his partner Jessica Shatzko. The pair defeated tough competitors from Venezuela and the United States. Caldera spoke to the News about how this spicy, sexy Latin dance genre changed his life. On his own, Caldera left his native Managua, Nicaragua when he was only 15. “At the time, my country was going through a civil war and as soon as a young man was able to hold a gun, the Sandinistas would recruit you,” said Caldera. “I was desperate to leave.” He got into salsa dancing quite by accident. It was the early nineties. Caldera met a young woman from Costa Rica and her two brothers, who were national salsa champions. The three would drag him to downtown Vancouver nightclubs to salsa dance and he was hooked. Salsa is a dance genre that originated in Cuba, and it’s a fusion of mambo, danzon and other Cuban dance forms. Most people know salsa as a hot and sensual dance form. Caldera credits much of his early success on the dance floor to his years of martial arts training. “When I was young, I had great martial arts instructors who worked me really hard,” he said. “I took that discipline onto the dance floor. “I connected with salsa and found I picked up the

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August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. London Heritage Farm Farm Fair boasts a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, live entertainment, Richmond Art Gallery’s “Art Truck”, bake sale, craft fair, demos, concession and much, much more.

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Alfonso Caldera and Jessica Shatzko dance the salsa. rhythm very easily. It’s one of the most popular styles of dance in Latin America, and being from Nicaragua, you are born into the culture of dance.” Today, his wins are numerous, including Mayan Salsa Champion, World Salsa Champion three times over, and first place winner in the prestigious 2002 Miami World Salsa Federation. Six years ago, Caldera founded Bravo Dance Company, where he is a director, choreographer and dance instructor. It’s also where the sultry dancer met and mentored his dance partner, 17-yearold Shatzko. “I met Jessica nearly two years ago when she came to attend one of my classes,” said Caldera. “I had been looking for a dance partner for three years because my former partner moved to L.A. “Jessica’s a natural. For the competition we trained at least three times a week and then closer to the competi-

tion, every day for a month.” The pair danced their way to first place with the song by renowned Latin mambo king, Tito Punte. “The judges look at the complexity of your moves, your style, elegance and speed,” said Caldera, who added he conducts dance classes all over the Lower Mainland and teaches workshops in Los Angeles. “The tough part about competing is to keep your routines fresh and unique.” Meanwhile, the prize for winning the world’s best in Portland is round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for both of them to head to the 2nd World Latin Dance Cup this December in Las Vegas. When the News spoke to Caldera in 2008, after he had danced his way into Michael Buble’s video, Save the Last Dance, he had said: “Salsa dancing is emotion-driven dancing, it gets into your soul” — something he still believes today.

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September 25 and 26 Steveston and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Sponsored by the Phoenix Art Workshop, artists from all over the province are allocated a Steveston location to create a Plein Air painting in Steveston in three hours in this creative race, which are then put on display to the public at Britannia Heritage Shipyard.

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Now until Sept. 5 The Boy King of Egypt Returns to Aberdeen Centre This interactive exhibit will feature reproductions of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx made out of chocolate candies. It will also display artifacts taken from King Tut’s tomb. Location: Aberdeen Centre 4151 Hazelbridge Way Website: Phone: 604-270-1234 Aug. 2 Summer Fun Nights/Concert in the Park A free fun night in the park with a BBQ and lots of activities. Summer Fun Night is in conjunction with the Concerts in the Park series. Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Summer Fun Nights 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park Place: King George Park Gathering Place, 4100 No 5 Rd. This event is FREE! Phone: 604-233-8399 Website: Aug. 3 Pick up a Pencil - Drawing Drop-In Free open drawing session led by a local artist, held on the 1st Wednesday of every month in the gallery. Hours: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Website: Phone: 604-247-8300 Aug. 3 Summer Music, Movies and More! Join us in Garden City Park for this free family event with entertainment by Steve Jensen who performs acoustic covers. Bring blankets, a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening in the park. Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Place: Garden City Community Park 6620 Garden City Rd. For more information visit Phone: 604-233-8910

Aug. 4 Richmond Nature Park - Concert in the Park Pack your dinner and bring it to the park for a picnic accompanied by live music from Hailey Morgan. This event is free, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Richmond Nature Park 11851 Westminster Hwy. Phone: 604-718-6188 Aug. 5 Music at the Cannery presents Hang Ten Hangmen The Hang Ten Hangmen play surf rock made for the 21st Century at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Performance starts at 6:30 pm. Admission by donation. Location: 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: Phone: 604-664-9009 Aug. 5-7 Maritime Festival Celebrate Richmond’s traditional connections with the sea at the 8th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival. This family event at Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site will give you the opportunity to see a variety of maritime exhibits, such as knot tying, rope making, model boat building, and net mending. The whole family can enjoy live entertainment and participate in hands-on demonstrations. The waterfront will showcase a floating exhibition of boats for your viewing pleasure. Many boats will be at the docks of the shipyard, including a 1930’s rum-runner, historic fishing boats and classic power and sail boats. Location: Britannia Shipyards 5180 Westwater Dr. Website: www.richmondmaritimefestival. ca Phone: 604-718-8050 Aug. 5-31 Summer Night Market There are street snacks from Asia and Europe, lots of mini-festivals, tons of shopping and plenty of entertainment on the performance stage! Location: Summer Night Market 12631 Vulcan Way Website: Phone: 604-278-8000 see Arts Calendar page 15

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Aug 6 Steveston Museum Presents: Washing the Past This event offers you the chance to revel in old-fashioned hand washing using scrubbing boards and wash tubs. There will be free heritages craft activities for the kids, vendors selling handmade soap, and of course, fabulous music. From noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Location: Steveston Museum Park, 3811 Moncton St. Website: www.richmond. ca/culture/sites/steveston Phone: 604-718-8439 Aug. 7 Family Farm Fair at London Heritage Farm The Family Farm Fair boasts a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, live entertainment, bake sale, craft fair, demos, concession and much, much more! Most of the fair activities are free with gate admission, which is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and teens, and free for children twelve and under. Time: 10 am to 4 pm. Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Rd. Website: Phone: 604-271-5220 Aug. 7 Ponies in the Park For one day only, giddy up on over to the Nature Park for a pony ride through the woods. Suitable for children 4-12 yrs. Cost: $7.50 per ride. A parent or guardian must stay with children throughout the event.

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Phone: 604-718-6188 Aug. 9 Summer Fun Nights/ Concerts in the Park A free fun night in the park with a BBQ and lots of activities. Summer Fun Night is in conjunction with the Concerts in the Park series. Check back at a later date for band details. Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Summer Fun Nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park Place: King George Park Gathering Place, 4100 No 5 Rd. Phone: 604-233-8399 Website: www.richmond. ca/cambie Aug. 10 Summer Music, Movies and More! Concert in the Park: Join us in Garden City Park for this free family event with entertainment by “Folk Thief” who perform a variety of cover songs. Bring blankets, a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening in the park. Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Location: Garden City Community Park 6620 Garden City Rd. Phone: 604-233-8910 Aug. 12 Music at the Cannery presents Live Rust Live Rust will be at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. They will pay tribute to Neil Young. Performance starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Location: 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: Phone: 604-664-9009 Aug. 14 Salmon Stomp The popular community festival returns to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery for a fourth year. A talented roster of diverse musical acts, from African to Celtic to Country and more, will provide something for every musical taste all day long. For those looking for more than music, there will also be street entertainers and kids’ crafts inside the Cannery. Location: 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: Phone: 604-664-9009

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Aug. 17 Summer Music, Movies and More! Concert in the Park: Join us in Garden City Park for this free family event featuring “Purple Pirate.” This awardwinning children’s entertainer combines comedy, dance and positive, affirming messages that promote self-esteem and build confidence in children. Location: Garden City Community Park 6620 Garden City Rd. Time: 6:30-8 p.m. For more information visit

Phone: 604-233-8910 Aug. 17-28 Salmon Row at the Britannia Shipyards The Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site, combines forces with Mortal Coil Performance Society to present an outdoor theatre production showcasing the intriguing history of the people who fished and canned salmon on the Steveston waterfront. Expect a theatrical bonanza of stilts, masks, puppets, live music and stunning imagery from the creators of the annual Ghost Train in Stanley Park!

Registration is required. Location: Britannia Shipyards 5180 Westwater Dr. Website: Phone: 604-718-8050 The second part of Arts Calendar will appear in the paper on Friday, July 29.

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Continued from page 14 Aug. 6 Musicians in the House Showcases folk and contemporary singer/songwriters at the Waves Coffee House in Steveston. Featuring local favourite Harriet Frost with Ross Fairbairn. Great coffee, great conversation, a laidback vibe and great music = the perfect Saturday evening combination! Tickets: No door charge, donations are encouraged. Time: 8-10 p.m. Location: Waves Coffee House in Steveston: 12231 First Ave. Phone: 604-729-2804 Website:

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ness in the event that key expertise or knowledge are lost through death or disability. The business purchases a policy on the life of the person(s) most important to the company. If death occurs, the life insurance pays tax-free proceeds to the business, which can use the funds to meet immediate cash needs while looking for the person’s replacement. Leftover money can be used to fund other business activities including buy/sell agreements. In the case of private corporations, proceeds over the adjusted cost of the policy result in a credit to the capital dividend account, in turn allowing for the potential for taxfree capital dividends to shareholders. Key person protection can improve relations with lenders, suppliers and creditors as they are assured the business will continue unhindered. It can improve morale by allaying the concerns of employees who may otherwise worry about the future of the business, or improve the ability of the business to retain key

Around Town Continued from page 18 The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Minoru Seniors’ Centre. This is a group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. They meet to discuss issues arising from living with Parkinson’s and to share ideas. For more information, call Nicky Phillips 604-274-9630. Single Mother’s Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre. Come and join us to discuss single moms’ needs and concerns, meet new friends, provide moral support and find out about available community services. Children welcome as child minding is provided. Call to register at 604-279-7060, or visit #110-7000 Minoru Blvd (Richmond Caring Place) or online at www. Got stuff you don’t want? Recycle it with the Development Disabilities Association. There are three ways to help: bins for cloth items, pick up for dishes, toys and books, or drop off donation station for dishes and clothes. For more information or drop site address, call 604-273-4DDA or visit

personnel when used as a perk. For example, a business owner could agree that the key employee receives the cash value of an unused policy on retirement. According to Manulife Financial, insurance companies generally underwrite coverage amounts up to five times the key person’s salary but special cases may warrant higher multiples.

Although the coverage may be called life or disability, its primary purpose is to protect the business. Therefore, in determining adequate coverage for the loss of key employees, it is important to assess the business plan thoroughly. That means determining to what extent cash flow will be impacted and how long the expected disruption might last.

Analysis should be done to establish how business credit would be affected. Training and recruiting costs should also be assessed. Robbie Burns said, “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” That thought certainly applies to businesses but prudent planning can help reduce the impact of the unexpected.

The small business owner should think about key person insurance, but there are intricacies so it is advisable to consult with an insurance professional. Kim Inglis is an investment advisor, CIM, PFP, FCSI with Canaccord Wealth Management, a division of Canaccord Genuity Corp., Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund. www.


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Creating a lower denture that does not allow food to go under is possible. Two factors must be observed. The size of the denture base and the balance of the teeth function. Accurate impression technique is crucial for success to be achieved. An over or under extended denture base spells disaster. Equally, teeth that wobble when chewing allows an ingress of food under the denture base. When I create, fit and deliver a full lower denture, the first questions I ask a patient when they come for their check up appointment is, did food go under the denture, how well did you chew and are the teeth sharp. If the answers are favorable, then I have completed a successful denture. You should expect this high level of expertise from your denturist. To inquire regarding this or any other high quality denture procedure, please call and book your free consultation with us.

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Dismal summer pretty ‘average’ BY SEAN SULLIVAN Postmedia News

Frank Mirecki bounds up a set of stairs and on to a roof of an Environment Canada training facility in Richmond, grinning like a kid eager to show off a favourite toy. With a flourish, he points to a spherical glass orb that’s burning a hole in a long sheet of narrow, green paper. The glass orb is called the CampbellStokes recorder, and though it hasn’t changed much since its invention in 1853, it’s a top tool used by Environment Canada to measure the hours of bright sunlight each day. “It looks rather simplistic, but it runs rain or shine, and without power,” Mirecki, the acting manager of atmospheric monitoring for Environment Canada’s Pacific-Yukon region, said Thursday. It also has the data to show that, despite the constant grousing about cold and cloudy days, the past 30 days have, in fact, been almost as sunny as the average summer. Meteorological data show that we’ve seen only about 13 per cent fewer hours of bright sunlight than normal since summer

officially began on June 21. So why all the grumbling? Mirecki shrugs. “People typically fixate on the negative,” he said. In an era of space-age technology that measures and models meteorological data on computers, the Campbell-Stokes is a throwback to an earlier age. “Do you remember chasing ants around with a magnifying glass?” Mirecki said. “This instrument works pretty much the same way.” As the sun charts overhead, its light is magnified and focused by the globe. The beam burns or scorches the paper, marking both the time and intensity of sunlight. With a little math and a special measuring tool, Mirecki can then show how many hours the sun was out. In June, for example, the recorder at the Vancouver airport counted 223.5 hours of sunshine - 97.6 per cent of the normal 229.1 hours. All in all, it’s been a pretty average summer, David Jones of Environment Canada said. “Junes can be spectacular and they can also be horrible. So you take the average of spectacular and horrible and you get right in the middle. This June fits the average,” Jones said.


TRAFFIC DELAYS— NO. 6 ROAD, RICHMOND BC Hydro and its contractors will be making improvements to BC Hydro equipment that will require manhole work, and the installation of duct banks (trenches for electrical works) along No. 6 Road in Richmond from Bridgeport Road, south to Westminster Highway. The work is scheduled to begin in at the end of July and continue until at least the end of September. The hours of work on most days will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with occasional evening work. Please watch for the electronic signs that will show any change in hours of construction work. All businesses and residences along this section will continue to have access. There will be traffic delays as single lane, alternating traffic will be required. Drivers are encouraged to use other transportation routes. Flaggers will be on the road so please drive with extra caution. Any questions about this project may be emailed to or call the Lower Mainland


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Rising German star thanks Richmond crowd Local badminton fans turned out in force as Olympic oval welcomed week-long Canadian Open tournament

It may have been a surprise last week when German’s flamboyant star, Mark Zwiebler, took down the Olympic Gold medalist Taufik Hidayat at the US Open. But when Zwiebler handled Indonesia’s Hidayat in two comfortable sets this week, the badminton world calmly accepted the arrival of the German into the world’s best singles players. “I have a flight in one hour and I have to get back home for my dad’s 60th birthday, so I have a double reason to celebrate,” said the German after clinching the Canadian Open title at the Richmond Olympic Oval 21-13, 25-23. “Thank you, Richmond and thank you, Canada. This week is special in my career.” But the match that got the crowd revved up was soon to come in the men’s doubles final, as Korea’s golden boy, Lee Yong Dae, and new partner, Sung Hyun Ko, faced off with an entire section of Korean fans in their corner. Their opponents were a powerful combo from China, Xiaolong Liu and Zihan Qiu, who had the remaining 70 per cent of the crowd on their side. In a seesaw match that showed the highest speed available in today’s badminton, Dae proved to be the difference as the Korean crowd chanted continuously until the final point fell with a score of 21-18, 21-16. In the women’s singles final, Chinese Taipei’s Shao Chieh Cheng won 21-15, 21-11 against France’s [FRA] Hongyan Pi. Having set Canadian badminton records for attendance and ticket sales, the event was certainly the largest in the sport’s national history and promises to be bigger and better as the years continue.

Sawada re-signs for Dallas Stars


Men’s doubles action at the Yonex Canadian Open, main picture. Bottom left, volunteers Galen Lai, left, and Angie Hui keep score. Bottom right, the crowd get into the Canadian Open spirit with some boomers provided by the sponsors.

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Richmond NHL hockey star Raymond Sawada is returning to the Dallas Stars. Sawada, 26, signed a one-year, two-way contract last week. Although Sawada played just one game for the NHLers last season, the right winger chalked up 29 points in 57 games for the Stars’ feeder team, Texas Stars.

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Beautiful 1 bedroom condo. This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $89 per night. Fri & Sat: $109 per night based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info go to

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GOLDEN DOODLE Pups (Golden Retriever & Std. Poodle) email pic $850. 250-674-0091

ENGLISH Bulldogs Purebred, CKC Reg, Sold w/$500 of free boarding at our country kennel. 2 boys left. Avail 8th August. $2,300 (604) 898-9044

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2 BR suite, sep entry, on Gilbert Rd, nr bus & school, ns np, $900 incl utils, avail now 604-241-9750 BACH, DELUX, Cambie & #5, upstairs suite in new home, full kitchen, bath, sundeck, n/s, n/p, avail NOW, $700incl utils/cable, internet. Call 604-338-5443

1 BDRM + DEN N DELTA. Large NEW suite, incl:W/D/Util/TV/Net. NS/ NP $800. AUG 1. 604 637-2538 RMD 2 BR, 2 appls, near schools, shops, #5 & William, bus, np, ns, $900. Immed 604-277-6853


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2BDRM/2.5BTH Terra Nova 2prkg,5appls,gas f/p,n/s,Clubhouse fclt,1yr lease req,Aug1 avail. No Pets $1,800 Monthly Call: (604) 729-2001


RMD 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 2 prkg, Francis & # 1 area, ns, np, $1550/mth, Immed 604-230-4778

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