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Jack Lubzinski with one of his prized mahogany steering wheels. His exhibit will feature at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard during the three-day Maritime Festival, which kicks off Friday.

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In 1950, Jack Lubzinski and his younger brother Joseph were building boats in Steveston. But Joe Lubzinski hit a bit of a snag, so to speak. He needed a steering wheel on his boat. They could buy them from Taiwan and the UK, the only two countries who sold them at the

time, but they weren’t right for their purposes. In 1951, the Marine Products Company was born on No. 3 Road. The Lubzinski brothers manufactured mahogany steering wheels for boats of all makes and models and little did they know at the time that their “dilemma” would become a world-renowned company.


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In its heyday, Steveston was a bustling fishing village. In 1918, it was also a time when one of the largest fishing fleets in the world, the Mosquito Fishing Fleet, called this historic village home. Although smaller in size during the ‘50s, the Mosquito Fishing Fleet continued to fish off the waters of Steveston. When the fishermen needed new steering wheels for their boats they called on Jack and Joseph Lubzinski. The Richmond-raised brothers owned and operated one of the most successful mahogany steering wheel manufacturing companies in the world. This weekend, Friday to Sunday, Richmondites will be able to revisit a little bit of the Lubzinski brothers’ history during the 8th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival’s exhibit, At the Helm, which recreates The Marine Products Company. The brothers, who were both graduates of Richmond secondary, got into the business by fluke. “The type (of steering wheel) my brother needed was available but wasn’t practical because they were falling apart most of the time,” said 88-year-old Jack Lubzinski. “So, I thought well, I’ll design one that’ll be suitable for what’s required — sort of an engineered product.” It’s a skill he honed years earlier in high school. As it happens, a young Jack Lubzinski had a knack for building ship models, which he exhibited at numerous local and provincial fairs. After graduating from high school in 1943, Jack Lubzinski headed to the UBC, where he received both his bachelor degree and a master in physics in 1950.

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Eighty-eight year old Jack Lubzinski still has a golden touch at making the iconic steering wheel at an exhibition at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard. At the height of production, Marine Products Company, a firm that he ran with his brother, produced more than 100 wheels every day. In 1951, the Marine Products Company was born. The enterprising brothers sold their handcrafted wheels all over the world. “Any ship building on the East Coast would say ‘Well, if the US Navy wants them then this is what we should be using,” said Jack Lubzinski. “So the market was open there for us. We didn’t even have to go there, we’d just have letters coming in that said ‘We saw your wheel on there, what is it?’ And they would just simply order.” When the brothers built a machine, they usually fabricated every component of it. They seldom purchased pre-assembled parts, and instead salvaged steel plates, sheets and rods to construct equipment frames and associated components to work with their own designs. They often adapted parts purchased at auction, and transformed salvaged machinery whenever possible. For

Metro approves 30-year plan A 30-year regional growth strategy that calls for protecting agricultural and industrial lands and focusing residential growth in compact urban communities that are close to transit was approved by Metro Vancouver directors Friday. The plan, which aims to guide development in the region, was accepted by 20 municipal councils, the Tsawwassen First Nation, TransLink and the Fraser Valley and Squamish-Lillooet regional districts. “It is a plan that supports the economy by providing enormous investment and development opportunities in urban centres and transit-supported development areas,” said Lois Jackson, Delta mayor and

chair of Metro Vancouver’s board of directors. She added that the plan supports community building and social wellbeing by encouraging communities that support walking, cycling and public transit. The plan is designed to curtail urban sprawl through an “urban containment boundary,” with an emphasis on new office space and jobs being developed close to home and close to transit. The plan calls for the preservation of industrial lands, which are seen as crucial for jobs, but which are often developed as residential projects. Tracy Sherlock/Postmedia News

more than five decades, the company’s shop wheeled out its products all over the world. At the height of production, the factory constructed more than 100 complete wheels every day for customers such as the US Navy, BC Ferries and Mississippi Gambling. During the festival, attendees will be able to walk through the all-new exhibit featuring the Marine Products Company, with its recently restored and never-seen-before rare artifacts. The recreated Marine Products Company shop will only be open for the duration of the Maritime Festival. The 8th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival runs this weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily beginning Friday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard in Steveston. For more highlights about the Richmond Maritime Festival, watch for the News’ Friday

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Police: Won’t release gender, age Continued from page 1 not serious, so we’re going to have our fingers crossed,” said Cpl. Sherrdean Turley of Richmond RCMP. Turley would not confirm the age or gender of those involved in the 1 p.m. incident Tuesday. However, ScanBC — an organization which monitors emergency service radio transmissions — tweeted: “#RCMP on scene 6yo child accidentally shot in chest with rifle conscious with relatively minor wound 10760 Whistler Court.” By about 2 p.m., several neighbours had collected in front of the police tape, waiting to be allowed access into their homes. Kelly Trinh, stood wide-eyed,

watching as a police car slowly inched away from the scene. One person was in the vehicle, their head covered by a coat or blanket. Shortly afterward, an adult male was escorted into another police vehicle and taken away. Trinh had been waiting “for some time” to be allowed back into her home. She could not confirm reports that the man escorted away was a member of the family who lived inside the home under investigation. Another neighbour described having seen two teenagers, around 15 years old, being ordered to lay down on the grass by the RCMP. For updates on this story, go to www.richmond-news.com.


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Cancer claimed his life, but the legacy of local star athlete Mark Cheng lives on in an annual charity fundraiser. The Mark Cheng Foundation, a non-profit organization formed by Cheng’s five best friends, is hosting its fourth annual basketball fundraiser on Aug. 20 at Odlin Park. The daytime event is a free basketball tournament made up of semi-competitive and recreational divisions, aiming to support youth athletics in memory of Cheng’s passion for children. Later that evening, the group is holding a dinner fundraiser. Last year, the event brought out around 250 community members, many of whom once played sports alongside Cheng. It’s a good example of the longterm bonds that can be created through athletics, explained Rajiv Khangura, one of the board directors for the Mark Cheng Foundation. The hope is that the fundraiser not only supports local organizations, such as Kid Sport and BC Cancer Agency, but also contributes to the formation of new bonds between community members. Cheng tragically passed away at 26 after a one-year bout with extragonadal germ cell cancer, a rare form of the disease. His passing sent ripples through East Richmond, where he had attended Cambie secondary school and had collected athletics awards for his basketball and rugby prowess. Khangura, along with other foundation directors, was closely involved with Cheng throughout the difficult battle with cancer. Cheng knew it was one he would not win. His strength, resilience and care for his friends throughout the process left them with a powerful les-


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or many Canadians, watching the United States hurtle toward a financial precipice last week, it’s probably difficult not to feel — in addition to detached horror — just the tiniest bit smug. This is a dangerous emotion. America’s divided government, more than $14 trillion in the hole, had to set aside differences and raise the debt ceiling or risk being unable to pay its bills. On the surface at least, Canada, the behemoth’s little cousin, appears to have avoided a similar fate through care and good planning. Sure, we’re running a deficit — last year Ottawa borrowed about 20 cents of every dollar it spent — but the U.S. is running into the red at twice that rate. We do have a considerable debt, but it’s only around 34 per cent of our GDP, whereas Uncle Sam, at last check, was pushing close to 60. The reality is, though, that this could change abruptly. Right now, 11 cents of our tax dollar goes to service the debt. That will rise abruptly when our bargain-basement interest rates finally and inevitably go up. The government is promising to bring expenses back in line with revenue, true, but that may prove increasingly difficult as baby boomers shuffle out of the work force and into hospital beds. And lord knows what will happen to our economy if our biggest trading partner falls on its face. We may be doing well for the moment, but our position is precarious. This is no time to get complacent.

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Fed raccoons don’t attack The Editor, Re: “Raccoon control needed,” Opinion, July 29; “Raccoons attack dog,” News, July 27; “Raccoon attacks on rise,” News, July 22; “Cats outdoors is the problem,” Letters, July 22; “Raccoons kill, drag away another cat,” News, July 20; “Raccoon attack on cat horrifying,” Letters, July 13. I recently told to a friend in Crescent Beach about the raccoon attacks on pets in Richmond that have been reported in the paper. She was surprised and told me about her experience with raccoons. In her backyard, raccoons and her pet cats apparently exist peacefully together. They even “sun themselves” within sight of each other! I expressed surprise, so she explained that she and her husband contacted an animal organization (I forget the name of it) and learned what they could feed raccoons that were in the area. I guess fed raccoons are happy raccoons, because they obviously know that her cats aren’t food. Janet Oakes Richmond

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The sudden and sad departure of Jack Layton from the political stage is mostly bad news for the federal NDP, but it also comes with a cost to the B.C. NDP. While a full, speedy recovery by Layton is obviously the best outcome in this situation — one that dwarfs all other considerations — the political ramifications of his leaving have to be examined. If Layton does not return to his job as NDP leader (and it’s hard to see him doing that any time soon after seeing his frail and gaunt appearance at the news conference where he announced he was fighting another form of cancer), the party then loses its number one asset. It was Layton’s own high level of personal popularity that vaulted the party to a record number of seats, a breakthrough in Quebec and the achievement of Official Opposition status. But now the NDP has a near-anonymous interim leader, and has a caucus made up of a lot of political rookies. Perhaps more importantly, the balance of power within the caucus has swung towards Quebec and away from the party’s historical roots in Western Canada and Ontario. This caucus would have been a challenging one to manage for even a seasoned pro such as Layton. It will be that much harder for his successor (temporary or permanent) to carry on in the months ahead. Will there be growing tensions between the Quebec wing and the rest

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of the caucus? Will any of the many rookie MPs make embarrassing mistakes? Layton’s sudden departure leaves a leadership void, and it’s critical for the party to line up strongly behind interim leader Nycole Turmel. The best thing the federal NDP has going for it is time. The next election is more than three years away, which is plenty of time for the party to regroup and plot a strategy that will allow it to build on its recent success. It won’t be easy — in fact it may well be impossible — and there may indeed be pressure building in the days ahead to begin merger talks with the depleted Liberal Party. If any signs of panic surface within the party, Turmel’s hold on the job could weaken and messy internal divisions could emerge. Oddly, Layton’s leaving could have a more immediate impact on the provincial NDP, because an election will likely be called in this province within a year or so and Layton would undoubtedly have been out here campaigning alongside NDP Adrian Dix. Layton would have lent a credible, popular presence to an NDP campaign. His own personal popularity may have translated into just enough votes for the party

to win some of the closer races. Sadly, it looks like that’s not going to happen. I’ve been asked by several people whether, as a journalist, I think Layton should have been more forthcoming about his health issues during the election campaign. That’s not an easy question to answer. A person’s health problems are, of course, usually a matter of intense personal privacy. Some have compared Layton’s situation to the one confronting anyone running to be president of the United States. Candidates there must subject themselves to intense health checkups. But this comparison is, of course, ludicrous. Layton is not in charge of national security, with access to nuclear codes and the like. A key point in this debate is that Layton was not really running to be prime minister. In reality, he was running to be the Official Opposition leader, which carries with it no real power. He was trying to take a political party to new heights and to propel it into unchartered waters. He wasn’t about to run the entire country or be in a position to make far-reaching decisions affecting us. Because of that, I think he was entitled to a pass when it came to answering personal questions about his health. The stakes simply weren’t big enough to warrant that kind of intrusion into his personal life. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global BC.


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people, especially the many who worked so hard to enable everything to go well. Musqueam elders made Pat’s two youngadult daughters a centre of attention when praising their father, and they were protective but deferential toward the young women. The sensitivity was just right. It was a both a religious event and a Musqueam cultural event, each aspect with its own leaders. The pervasive respect made the cooperation seamless and joyful. It helped that the focus was on someone who had an endless smile and readiness to share others’ burdens despite his physical disabilities, painful experiences, and lack of material things. And it says a lot about the Musqueam that they embraced his altruism, accepted him as one of them, and ultimately welcomed a crowd of strangers who cared like them. Jim Wright Richmond

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and the deafening sound of the motor as we lifted off the ground. It took the helicopter about 12 minutes, through some of the most breathtaking mountain ranges and awesome peaks of the Columbia Mountains in Southeastern B.C., to reach our destination. Our home for three nights was the remote Bobbie Burns Lodge, sandwiched between the Purcell foothills and Vertigo Ridge. From our comfortable lodgings, we would head out each day and hike both the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. After we checked out our room, we met the rest of our fellow thrill seekers and guides for a short, but important safety briefing about how to stay safe around the helicopter. Then, we were outfitted with our gear — hiking boots, waterproof pants, wind jacket, gloves and backpack. Then, it was off to lunch. That day, we took part in a short, four-hour hike. It was the guides’ way of assessing our skills. It was our second day out, when Dennis and I, and a group of 10 other brave souls, took part in the via ferrata hike. Via Ferrata, meaning iron path in Italian, a mountain route with ladders, bridges and a series of metal cables and iron rungs fixed into the stone, led us through our day of mountaineering. Bright and early, the helicopter landed and we jumped out making sure to stay low in a crouched position, huddled together until the chopper lifted off. Within seconds, the sound of the helicopter disappeared and we were left in the wilderness solitude to begin our adventure. We seemed so small in this immense landscape. Our group hiked to the first cable; we put on our harness and carabineers that were our life lines as we scaled the cliffs. As the sun shone more brightly and our pulse began to rise, we started our assent. As we climbed to the first summit,

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Don’t shy away from investing in U.S. equities Kim Inglis FINANCES

By diversifying into U.S. equities, investors can guard against sector concentration risk and increase their defensive positioning. They can gain access to sectors, such as consumer products and healthcare, which are otherwise underrepresented in Canada. According to data compiled by iShares, the U.S. represents 53.0 per cent of the global consumer staples market, while Canada is a mere 1.1 per cent. Similarly, the U.S. represents 62.0 per cent of the global healthcare sector versus 0.7 per cent for Canada. The valuation of the U.S. markets also presents a compelling story. Mackenzie Financial calculates the forward priceearnings ratio of the S&P 500 at just 12.8, which is one of its lowest levels in the last 26 years. Meanwhile, profits are forecast to increase by 18 per cent in 2011. Add to that the strength of the Canadian dollar, and

U.S. equities look even more appealing. Opponents point to the current financial state of affairs in the U.S. as a source of potential problems. While inflationary issues and debt servicing problems are undoubtedly coming down the pipe, solid companies will prevail. An investor needs to concentrate on finding the value. There are many defensive, dividend-producing, globally focused U.S.

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Every Thursday night is Bingo at St. Paul Parish, 8251 St. Alban’s Rd. Come and join an evening of fun and lots of exciting prizes, while supporting programs such as community outreach, youth program, hospital visitations and seniors outreach. Make it a date every Thursday. For more information, call 604-277-3213.

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The Richmond Nature Park presents Concert in the Park with Hailey Morgan, a singer and piano player, on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 11851 Westminster Hwy. Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy live music in the wildlife garden in the park. The event is for all ages. Free. For more information, call 604-2764300.

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The Richmond Nature Park presents a Blueberry Sale and Tea on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11851 Westminster Hwy. The blueberries are ripe and ready to enjoy. The event is free. The park also presents Ponies in the Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for ages four to 12. Tickets can be purchased starting August 7 at the Nature Park. Rides last around 15 to 20 minutes and cost $7.50 a ride. A parent or guardian must stay with the children throughout the event. For more information, call 604-276-4300.

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The Leading Edge Toastmasters Club invites everyone to overcome their fear of public speaking on Friday, Aug. 12 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Brighouse Park Pavilion by the Caring Place, 7840 Granville Ave. No RSVP required. For more information, call Irene at 604-274-3794 or email at tinyurl.com/leadingedgetm.

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Brogan McKinnon (Mississauga, ON). Keel won the CN Future Links Pacific Championship and finished third at the CN Canadian Women’s Tour event in Squamish. The 15-year-old also placed third on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour Order of Merit, earning herself an exemption into the upcoming LPGA Tour CN Canadian Women’s Open at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Que. — Aug. 22-28. Headlining the list of American competitors is Elyse Smidinger of Maryland and Mabel Wong of California. Smidinger, 17, won the 2010 and 2011 Maryland State Junior Girls Championship, while 14-year-old Wong won the 2011 Northern California Junior Girls Championship. After today’s second round, the field will be cut to the low 70 and ties. An interprovincial team championship will also take place in conjunction with the first two rounds of stroke play. The host club is being represented by Stephanie Wong (17), Nayan Calsin Murdoch (15), Janet Zhang (13) and Gen Nugent (17).

Miyazaki looking to crack roster with national development team Richmond’s Katie Miyazaki is among 15 players invited to this week’s Development Women’s National Team (DWNT) tryout camp in Abbotsford. The DWNT is heading to Shenzhen, China. to compete at the Summer Universiade from Aug. 12-23. This marks the 26th time the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will host the Summer Universiade, which is the second largest multi-sport event in the world, next to the Olympic Games. Miyazaki is coming off another outstanding season at the CIS level, this time with the University of Saskatchewan where she helped the Huskies reach the national championship game and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. The 5-foot-9 guard was also named the CIS Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. She averaged 13 points and seven rebounds per game and led the Canada West in steals (3.6 per game). She also

ranked fourth in the conference in assists (4.2). The Hugh Boyd graduate transfered to Saskatchewan to continue her CIS eligibility after SFU opted to play at the NCAA Division II level. She had helped the Clan win back-to-back national championships before their move to the American division. The DNWT tryout by invitation roster consists of talent from coast to coast with no shortage of international experience. Of the 15 players invited, seven have played internationally as part of Canada’s National Team Program, including B.C.‘s Megan Pinske and Julie Seabrook (North Vancouver, B.C.). Kelsey Hodgson (Fredericton) and Zara Huntley (Halifax) are the only returning members from the last World University Games in 2009, when Canada finished 15th in Belgrade, Serbia. Univerisity of Saskatchewan head coach Lisa Thomaidis will be guiding the Canadian team. The tryout camp concludes on Friday.


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A24 August 3, 2011 The Richmond News

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Fresh Pork Shank 3lbs up

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Japanese Yam

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