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The Second Annual Grand Prix of Arts in Steveston attracted hundreds of people who witnessed some of the province’s most talented artists at work. Pictured is last year’s winner, Dan Gray, creating a pastel of a scene at the Britannia Heritage Shipyards. For more photos of the colourful event, go to page 16 and online at www.richmond-news. com.

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Granny flats, coach houses eyed for neighbourhoods Granny flats and coach houses look set to be allowed in several parts of Richmond — at least on a case-to-case basis. In an effort to alleviate affordable housing issues for low and middle-income families and elderly relatives, the City of Richmond is proposing to allow granny flats and coach houses to be built in the Burkeville and Edgemere communities. During the spring and summer, the city looked into a total of three communities — Burkeville on Sea Island, Edgemere/ $

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Plan update. Once the OCP update is approved, city staff recommends that no other areas in Richmond be considered for granny flats and coach houses. The update is expected to be completed by mid-2012. Burkeville had the highest support for the housing options, with 91 per cent in favour of coach houses and 80 per cent saying “yes” to granny flats. However, city staff noted that any granny flat or coach house addition to the area would

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Richmond moms having kids later BY ELAINE O’CONNOR Postmedia News

Richmond women are among those who are having more babies later in their 30s and 40s than women in the rest of Canada. According to a new report by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research called In Due Time, more than 18 per cent of births here are to women 35 to 39 and 3.9 per cent are to women over 40, above the national average of 15 per cent and 2.9 per cent. One reason why women wait longer to have children in B.C., and Richmond in particular, may be due to the high cost of living, said Kathleen Morris, director of health systems analysis for CIHI. Morris said about a third of women having babies over 35 in

More than 18 per cent of births are now to women aged 35-39 B.C. live in urban centres like Vancouver, Richmond or the North Shore. “There seem to be a higher percentage of urban women having babies over 35,” said Morris, one of the report’s authors. “It could be that more of them continue their educations or are more career focused or marrying later. There is a sense that it could be related to high housing prices and wanting financial stability first.” Dr. Jan Christilaw, president of the B.C. Women’s Hospital, offered another theory: B.C. women are “healthier, thinner and their smoking rate is lower” than in the rest of Canada, and so feel they can safely put off hav-

ing babies until later in life. “There are women in their late 30s and 40s who think of themselves just as healthy as they were at age 20, so their perception is that having a child later is a healthy thing to do. And for the vast majority, it is,” said Christilaw. “But they are still 40 when it comes to getting pregnant and there are still physiological changes that will happen even if they are perfectly healthy and do yoga every day.” Vancouver’s Marcy McCabe exemplifies this growing trend. The realtor will be 41 when her third child is due in April. She was career focused and travelled before she married at age 36

and had her first child that year. She agreed her good health and financial readiness affected her decision to wait. “I think I am in better shape now than in my 20s,” said McCabe, who works part time. “I think one of the benefits of having kids at this age versus earlier is I am able to spend more time with them now,” she said. McCabe said her pregnancies were healthy and her deliveries natural and drug free. But the report shows other older mothers in B.C. aren’t as lucky. B.C. had the second-highest rate of C-sections in Canada behind Newfoundland, at 38 per cent for women over 35 and over 45 per cent for women over 40.

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A Richmond company has come to the “rescue” of a local wildlife organization — with the donation of 50 boxes. The Great Little Box Company (GLBC) responded to the call of the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) for carrier boxes for small

birds and mammals. During the summer, the WRA treated more than 1,500 animals and the organization was running low on re-usable pet carriers, which it uses to rescue and release hundreds of animals across the Lower Mainland. When the WRA put in a request for carriers, staff at GLBC were only too happy to help. The company quickly manufac-

tured 50 free boxes with carrying handles, which are just the right size for carrying birds and baby mammals. “The WRA receives hundreds of animals each year from Richmond,” said Glenn Boyle, executive director of the WRA. “So we are pleased that a local company has been able to support our mission to help animals in distress.”

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The City of Richmond is getting 25 rain barrels from Coca Cola in support of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The barrels were converted into rainwater harvesting containers from the concentrate barrels Coca Cola Canada uses in the manufacturing of its beverages. Although the barrels won’t be used in any actual shore cleanup, it’s part of the company’s effort to engage with communities and promote sustainability. “The City of Richmond is committed to being a leader in sustainability,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in response to the gift from Coca Cola. “Coca Cola Canada’s donation helps Richmond residents make our community more sustainable and greener with their own personal contributions through rain harvesting. “We applaud Coca Cola Canada’s

efforts in giving back to the community they operate in and encourage our citizens to participate at a clean-up site in Richmond.” Although many of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups took place on the weekend, there are many more taking place this week. Log onto www.shorelinecleanup.ca to find out if there’s one near you. In support of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a total of 125 rain barrels are being presented to five local community groups across Canada by Coca Cola. “Water is an essential ingredient in our beverages and we recognize our responsibility to protect this resource,” said Dan Jeffries, Western Canada vice president, field operations, Coca Cola Canada. “Nearly 1,000 employees from 30 Coca Cola Canada facilities will be joining community efforts to clean up Canada’s shorelines.”


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Findlay addresses House on crime BY EVE EDMONDS

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Richmond MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay will be speaking in the House of Commons today (Wednesday) detailing the Tories’ new comprehensive crime bill. “I certainly feel like I’m in the thick of it,” said Findlay, talking to the News just hours after the bill was tabled Tuesday. Findlay, who was practicing law before being elected to represent Delta-Richmond East last May, currently holds the position of parliamentary secretary for Justice Minister Robert Nicholson. The Safe Streets and Communities Act is actually comprised of nine bills that had been introduced earlier, but failed to make it through the last parliament. The package includes: ! tougher penalties for drug traffickers and those who sexually exploit children. ! stiffer penalties and more accountability for violent and repeat young offenders, which includes releasing their names to the public; ! an end to house arrest or conditional sentences for serious crimes by serious and violent offenders; ! the elimination of automatic par-

dons for certain crimes. “Basically we are committed to victims of crime,” said Findlay. It also gives more power to immigration authorities, allowing them to deny work permits to individuals if it’s determined that individual is at risk of being used and abused for degrading and humiliating work. Finally, it would enable victims of terrorism to sue individuals or a foreign state for damages. Liberal Leader Bob Rae told the press that the extensive bill will “significantly increase the prison popula-

“I certainly feel like I’m in the thick of it.”

— Kerry-Lynne Findlay tion at the rate of $108,000 per inmate per year.” “The Conservatives are taking us in an ideological direction that has nothing to do with increasing public safety and everything to do with this obsession that they have with the symbolism of denunciation of crime,” he said. “We’re all opposed to crime. I haven’t met anybody who’s advocating it, no one in my constituency is soft on crime. We all want to deal with it but this is not the way to do

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Under the Tories’ justice agenda, judges will lose some discretion when it comes to handing down sentences, and the country’s prisons will be filled with more inmates who will spend more time there. This comes at a time when Statistics Canada reports homicides, attempted murders, serious assaults and robberies are on the decline across Canada. In 2009, there were 801 attempted murders in Canada, but 2010 saw only 693, making last year’s rate the lowest for this offence in more than 30 years. As in the past, most crimes (79 per cent) were non-violent. That includes theft under $5,000, mischief and break-ins. The omnibus bill has been condemned by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and the John Howard Society of Canada as costly, irresponsible and misdirected. The act will go through second reading, then head to the Justice and Human Rights committee, an intergovernmental committee, which will assess the bill. This is just the beginning of the process, said Findlay, adding that the bill was an important part of the Tory’s election platform. — with files from Postmedia News

Richmond First hopefuls line up for trustee race

The Richmond First banner will carry a team of four trustee candidates for the board of education election this fall. The candidates include current trustees Donna Sargent, Debbie Tablotney, and Grace Tsang. Joining the three returning trustees on the slate is longtime Richmond resident, Harvard Medical School researcher, and three-term president of the Richmond District Parents Association, Dr. Eric Yung, who ran unsuc-

cessfully in the last election. “I’m very pleased with the depth and experience of our team standing for election in November,” said Sargent. “The strength and experience of each member will serve to compliment one another, and will create an exceptional slate that I firmly believe will be a valuable asset to our school district.” The next election is set for Nov. 19, alongside the city council election.

Walking the Wall for Chinese kids More than 200 students and staff from Richmond Christian School Middle Campus will walk six kilometres of the West Dyke Trail on Friday as part of Walk the Wall 2011, an international walkathon event raising money for abandoned and disabled children in China. Walk the Wall is organized by International China Concern (ICC), a local Christian development agency working with abandoned and

disabled children in China. Students from the school will seek sponsorship for their walk, directly making a difference in the lives of abandoned children. And for the entire school year, each class in the middle school campus will sponsor a child cared for by ICC in China. To find out more about Walk the Wall, visit www. walkthewall.org

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Richmond’s Nicholas Morin rolls up his sleeves and shows off his “battle wounds.” The Grade 12 McNeill student’s arm is a road map of needle tracks from years spent on kidney dialysis. Nicholas has undergone two kidney transplants, years of dialysis and several bouts of pneumonia and other illnesses. He is 17 years old. “Before Nick was delivered I knew there was a problem with his kidneys,” said his mother Debbie Morin. During an ultrasound, Morin was told her unborn child had a congenital defect — his urine tube was backwards. “He wasn’t gaining weight so the doctors delivered Nick eight weeks early …. He weighed only two pounds,” she added. Nicholas was born

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with one malfunctioning kidney and another which was weak. By the age of two, he was on dialysis. By three, he underwent his first kidney transplant. “Before his transplant, Nick had a central line in his chest,” said Morin. “Three days a week, for four hours each session, he was on dialysis. For three years while he had the central line, I couldn’t bathe him and he couldn’t go swimming. “Because he was so small, the kidney was transplanted in his stomach,” she added. His first transplant lasted five years. During the fourth year, an ultrasound revealed that a tumour, thought to be cancerous, was growing on his transplanted kidney. “Because the tumour was so deep in the kidney, the doctors had to remove the kidney,” said Morin. Then, because his own kidney was also weak, the doctors chose to remove them both. Nick, by now seven, was back on dialysis and back on the organ transplant waitlist. “Nick was extremely sick and he suffered horrible infections,” added Morin. “Most of the time, he was in hospital…. It was an incredibly difficult time. When Nicholas is asked about dialysis, he shrugged and said quietly: “It’s painful when they first insert the needle and then it’s boring because for four hours you can’t use your arms.” Organ transplants take their toll on the whole family. Morin needed to be home for her older son, Jason, now 22, yet she was spending much of her time at Children’s Hospital. Originally, the family lived in Abbostford, but because of the frequent trips to Children’s Hospital, Morin moved to Richmond 10 years ago. Five years ago, Nicholas received his second kidney. “It’s working really well,” said Morin. “If we are lucky, his kidney will last up to 15 years, typically they last 10 years.” However, kidney transplants and dialysis are not cures. They are only treatments — treatments that keep Nicholas alive. That’s why Morin will be taking part in the inau-

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Debbie Morin praised charity COTS for helping her son, Nicholas, and her family through a lifetime of kidney problems. gural COTS (Children’s Organ Transplant Society) Walk and Fun Run on Sunday to raise awareness and funds for kidney transplant recipients and their families. “COTS is an amazing organization,” Morin said, adding Nicholas takes antirejection drugs twice a day. “They bring together transplant kids and families for picnics, Christmas parties and golf tournaments. “Nick doesn’t feel alone

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because all the other teens know exactly what he has gone through, and we parents get to talk about our experiences …. It’s a real happy time.” Today, Nicholas is the picture of health, however, the teen will never be able to play contact sports and he is susceptible to a host of illnesses. “I remember wishing I could play basketball or hockey or roughhouse with my brother when I was younger,” said Nicholas, who loves to draw and write.

Although he can’t play hockey, Nicholas is a huge hockey fan and has attended a couple of Canucks games. On October 9, Nicholas and his mom are heading to Disneyworld in Florida, thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation. “I’m looking forward to going on the rides, swimming and just getting away,” said Nicholas. Morin hopes the trip “allows Nick to have fun and forget about his health issues, at least for a week.” “His first Make-AWish was to Disneyland when he was eight, but he was so sick, much of the time he was sleeping or in bed,” said Morin. As far as what he’d like to do once he graduates next year, Nicholas said he’d like to study law. Meanwhile, join COTS (Children’s Organ Transplant Society) for its inaugural Walk and Fun Run on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Richmond Oval Plaza on the Fraser River. You can walk, stroll or run the two or five kilometre non-competitive and flat route. To register, visit www.childrensots.org. Registration fee is $10 for a child up to 18, and $20 for adults. There will be prizes for the top pledges collected and each participant will receive a reusable tote bag.


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Canada’s coast to coast celebration of arts and culture returns to Richmond next week. The three-day event — from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 — is a family friendly affair that gives everyone a chance to participate in free, hands-on, interactive activities, providing a glimpse into the world of local artists, curators, writers and other creative producers. “Last year, Richmond’s arts and culture community offered the public more events than any other city in B.C. — earning us the model status at the organization’s national level,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Again, this year, the number and range of events offered is sure to inspire residents of all ages and interests to explore their own creativity.” The experience can range from visiting the home studios of local artists — like

Aphrodite Blagojevic and Jeanette Jarville — to backstage tours of the Gateway Theatre and wine and cheese tastings at Lulu Island Winery. The Richmond Cultural Centre looks set to be the hub for Culture Days with demos and activities by the Richmond Potters Club, Textile Arts Guild of Richmond, Richmond Gem and Mineral Club and Richmond Artists’ Life-Drawing Group. Also at the cultural centre, the first public events in the newly opened rooftop garden will happen during Culture Days with a talk by playwright, Lucia Frangione, and cooking workshops by chef, Ian Lai. There are many other events throughout the city that weekend, including the Community Arts Council of Richmond’s “Experience the Arts” at Lansdowne Centre and the inaugural Richmond Lantern Festival in Minoru Park. For more information about Culture Days and the complete list of activities planned in Richmond, visit www.culturedays.ca.

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Attack ads boomerang “Just what we need, another unprincipled politician.” That line was aimed like a dagger at the heart of the B.C. Conservative Party. But it may be more like a boomerang, coming back to smack the ruling provincial Liberals. Late last week, the party of Premier Christy Clark released two radio ads attacking John Cummins, the longtime federal Reform and Conservative MP who once represented Delta- Richmond East — and now has taken over the B.C. Conservatives, which had long come in at the bottom of the ballot, barely getting more votes than the Marxist-Leninists in provincial elections. Cummins hopes to drag the party back into contention for the first time in more than 60 years. The BC Liberals apparently believe he has a shot at stealing enough of their votes to at least give the NDP a victory. So with 18 months to the next election, they launched www.canttrustcummins.ca, and the spectacularly misconceived radio ads. Each ad is a conversation between a man and a woman. Although “conversation” may be generous: inside 30 seconds, each ad turns into a string of accusations directed at Cummins. “Just what we need, another unprincipled politician,” the woman snaps in the second ad. Unprincipled? As unprincipled as springing a massive tax shift on voters right after a general election? The Liberals have been in power for more than a decade. For many of the province’s younger voters, the NDP are a fuzzy memory, and the Socreds are ancient history. But the Liberals. well, like any party that clings to power for this long, they’ve racked up their share of blunders, mis-steps, and fibs. Attacking Cummins’s policies is fine. But the Liberals should have taken a long look in the mirror before booking ads with such a mean-spirited tone.

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The Editor, Linda McPhail, “I’m ready to deliver common sense,” will join Richmond First in their bid for election in the upcoming municipal election. Apparently there hasn’t been any up until now. “Common Sense” is way over used by people who rarely know what it means. So here’s a definition: The power to unite the impression conveyed by all five physical senses without which one is foolish. So tell me is this the same common sense that brought us the OWEval, the art exhibits scattered throughout the city, the senseless destruction of single family neighbourhoods or development of every green space they can find? Catering to developers is painfully obvious in Richmond and no amount of resistance against going that route seems to work. I’ve called and asked why five city workers pull into Tim Horton’s, each driving a city vehicle, only to be told they need these cars for their job. I’m sorry, but Richmond has long been without a municipal government that comes even close to putting Richmond first. Adding another to the group claiming to deliver “common sense” that should have already been there, is a bit out there. Council first and Richmond second is more like it. I should add that the changed face of Richmond is all in the name of progress. Common sense would dictate that there is a limit to what a city’s infrastructure can endure. But apparently that need not be applied until something happens. So “Richmond First” should be the first group on the chopping block come election time. It’s time for change. City council has become static for lack of a better term. We need independent voices in council. We call ourselves diverse, then we should be represented by a diverse council. Dean Beauvais Richmond

B.C. NDP doesn’t share federal success Federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp’s recent visit to B.C. served as a reminder that the sudden success of the party at the national level presents a potential downside for the provincial wing. Topp, like many other federal New Democrats, expressed his support for giving Quebec more seats in the House of Commons at the expense of provinces such as B.C. He argues Quebec has a unique and historical place, and so must be treated differently. The federal NDP doesn’t want to expand the House of Commons to give 30 new seats to Ontario, B.C. and Alberta. These provinces are underrepresented in Parliament, based on growing populations in each. But Quebec, with 75 seats, wouldn’t receive more seats under the proposal, diminishing its influence. Now that the NDP is the dominant federal party in Quebec, it finds itself pandering to that province’s self-interest. Jack Layton pledged to block the redistribution plans last year and even wrote a letter to then-Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe pledging that his party would block any legislation that would lead to the reduction of Quebec’s political weight in the House of Commons. The NDP also supported a law making it mandatory that Supreme Court of

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Canada justices had to be bilingual, which may bar a large number of qualified jurists in Western Canada. Layton made it clear that winning seats in Quebec was a top priority for him. But now the party may start paying the price that comes with cozying up to a province that demands special status above all others. The NDP has its historic roots in western Canada, and B.C. has long been a particular stronghold. But will those ties now become strained, even broken, as the party shifts its focus to Quebec? The federal caucus is now dominated by MPs from Quebec. Many of those 59 MPs are Quebecfirsters, and whoever wins the party leadership must walk a fine line between accommodating Quebec’s interests while not penalizing traditional areas of strength. Topp appeared on CKNW radio last week and said he thought British Columbians would gladly give Quebec more than its fair share of seats, which suggests he is severely outof-step with public opinion in this province. And this brings us to

the impact that pandering to Quebec may have on the B.C. wing of the party. NDP leader Adrian Dix has only said he supports giving B.C. more seats in the House of Commons, but he hasn’t explained whether he also favors retaining Quebec’s current strength. If the federal NDP becomes painted as a Quebec-first party, this will undoubtedly give the B.C. Liberals (and the B.C. Conservatives) a lot of ammunition with which to fire away at Dix and his colleagues. The impact of this situation would be felt most significantly outside of Metro Vancouver. Dix has made winning seats in the Interior — Vernon, Penticton, the Cariboo, the south Okanagan — a priority for him in the next election. But those areas are also former strongholds of the old Reform Party, which had at its philosophical core a deep animosity towards Quebec. A number of political observers, including myself, said on the recent federal election night a few months back that the NDP should be careful what it wished for when it came to winning electoral success in Quebec. And now the B.C. NDP may be about to find out how true that prediction was. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent with Global B.C.


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Letters

Council needs to adapt

The Editor, Last month a technician knocks on my door saying he was here to install a smart meter. He took off the old meter and found he could not replace the old one. He came back to the door to tell me the paneling on the house was blocking the box and that he would let B.C. Hydro know. A few days later, a girl from Hydro called to tell me I would have to hire a carpenter to make the amendments needed. I told her no, I’m not hiring anybody. She then told me I could ask a neighbour or family member to do it. I told her that I don’t know anyone willing to go near that electric box with a saw. The girl then told me that all I had to do was shut off the breaker to the house. I then informed this girl that I was no longer comfortable with the idea of installing this box after reading the letter from the leader of the Green Party which stated that the party still has concerns with the safety of these smart boxes. I further stated that I also had concerns as my grandson sleeps on the other side of where the box would be installed. The girl assumed that my grandson is a baby so suggested I get a baby monitor. So what? If he were a baby, he could call out in the middle of the night, “Help me grandma, my brain is being fried?” So another technician comes on Sept. 8. I

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explain the problem the first technician had and also the idiotic instruction from the girl at B.C. Hydro to shut off the breaker. I told the new technician that this girl thought that if you shut off the breaker, not only is the power coming from the box into the house off, the power from the power pole to the house is off too. The man could only shrug and agree that the power to the box would still be on. However, he would let Hydro know the box could not be changed. Then the man around the corner got his new box and his fridge blew up. Enough said about that. The mayor says EVERYONE has to have a smart box whether they like it or not. Everyone must have a water meter, like it or not. I have one, don’t particularly like it. There is no vote, no choice — like it or not. Remember the art? I’ll bet some of the council is sorry they agreed to a vote. Like it or not seems to be the theme of this mayor and council, who were elected to safeguard the interests of the electorate of Richmond. Well, like it or not, the people said no to the very expensive garbage still insulting our eyes all around Richmond. We need free enterprise people to start running for council before the Hugo Chavezstyle fascists do permanent damage to our city and our pocketbooks — like it or not. Rosanne Costain Richmond

The Editor, Re: “Join me in the Garden City,” Letters, Sept. 14. In Michael Wolfe’s comments about stewardship of the Garden City Lands, I love the emphasis on the community wellness of Richmond’s city centre where the lands are located. While I’m happy that our city wins awards, I see the most meaningful signs of success when we meet the needs of the neediest. In green space for conservation, food security and open-land recreation, the neediest are the city centre residents. If we get our priorities straight with this tranquil parkland on the downtown edge, it will simultaneously serve the whole community, along with an increas-

ing number of tourists. I also like it that the News capitalized the “Lands” in “Garden City Lands” in the Michael Wolfe letter, since the “Garden City lands” alternative seems anachronistic. I think the lower-case version of “Lands/lands” was in keeping with most prescriptive grammar when there was a proper noun, “Garden City,” followed by a common noun, the generic word “lands.” But “Garden City Lands” has been the widely accepted name of the place for a good while now, so I support the recent usage in which the name is capitalized as a three-word proper noun. Jim Wright Richmond

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On a typical Saturday afternoon, Paolo Puno sits at the dining room table poring over his iPad. The Richmond eightyear-old is concentrating deeply on his computer game, a puzzle that involves using straight lines to slice up complex shapes into equal pieces. When the puzzle proves to be too challenging, Paolo goes online and watches video clips posted by other gamers. He studies the videos closely, observing the techniques needed to advance to higher levels of the game. Beside him, Paolo’s mother Cristina Puno glances over and smiles at her son. Like her son, Puno has relied on the Internet to help her through challenging situations. When Paolo was three, he was diagnosed with autism and Puno went online to learn more. She was not alone. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians who use the Internet at home searched for health and medical information in 2009, according to the most recent Canadian Internet Use Survey, published by Statistics Canada. That’s an increase of more than 10 per cent since 2005. With so many misleading messages and conflicting perspectives about autism, making informed treatment decisions for children can seem like an impossible task. Further, new University of B.C. research suggests that such websites are onesided and confusing. For Puno, learning that her son Paolo was autistic was a shock. She and her husband had suspected their son was delayed — Paolo wasn’t speaking at age two. Still, the doctor’s words were a blow for Puno. “It felt overwhelming, like something big fell on my chest,” she recalled. “I couldn’t believe that this was happening.” An autism diagnosis can be daunting for parents, which affects as many as one in 150 Canadian children. Because each case is unique, it’s difficult to

predict how these young children will respond to intervention. In Paolo’s case, the doctor sat down with the Punos and presented the facts. At the end of the meeting, Puno and her husband were handed a folder containing pamphlets on the disorder. It was up to them to figure out what to do next. Many parents use the Internet to make important health decisions. However, it isn’t always easy to understand, and there is a large volume of literature to get through. Nina Di Pietro, a University of B.C. researcher in neuroethics, says it’s easy for concerned parents to be swept up in the abundant information online. “There are thousands, if not millions of websites,” she said. “There is a lot of information that parents access online that is not necessarily correct.” Di Pietro recently led a study analyzing the content on popular websites run by groups advocating for the awareness of childhood brain disorders, including autism. The results of her work were published in February’s issue of the peerreviewed journal Neuroethics. The researchers focused on sites with the highest number of page hits and examined the types of autism interventions discussed on these web pages, and the tone of these messages. They found that close to 70 different treatment options for autism were mentioned on three of the websites they analyzed. The therapies ranged from gluten-free diets to behavioural interventions. All of the options were described as promising and effective. This is a big concern, said Di Pietro. Not all of these treatments are as effective and safe as they appear online. “Because messages about these different treatments are overwhelmingly encouraging, this could lead to confusion in terms of which treatments to try and which ones not to try,” she said. “These websites weren’t doing a very good job at helping these parents make treatment decisions.” ! For the full story, go online to www.richmond-news.


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Left-handed people were I’m drinking coffee by once associated with evil, myself in Richmond Centre hence the negative connotaand I’m eavesdropping on the tion of sinister. people at the next table. The opposite of left is What I hear repeated over right, “dexter” in Latin, and over again is, “You know,” which gave us our English “I was like,” and “I mean” word dextrous. If you say — meaningless words that IN OTHER WORDS someone is dextrous you communicate nothing. Yet they seem to constitute the bulk of their conversa- mean that he is skilled, sometimes clever and occasionally also a smidgeon of cunning. tion. But there’s infinitely more cunning in the Is something sinister happening to words? meaning of the word insidious, which comes Where have all the meaningful words gone? from the Latin for deceitful. Insidious pairs Whatever the problem, it can’t be related well with sinister. to the financial crisis since words cost nothMoving dextrously, I am now going to ing. And it can’t be an environmental issue since the supply of words, unlike that of fos- return to dextrous and mention a useful synonym, adroit, from the French word for sil fuels, will never be depleted. right, “droit.” Why are we so stingy with words when And born of adroit is maladroit, the same there are hundreds of thousands to choose word prefixed with “mal” — the French for from, all free of charge? Words make up language and language is bad, which you would apply to an awkward or clumsy person or action, someone or our means of communication. I’m going to ask you to stretch your mind something not dextrous. I began by stating I was eavesdropping. for a minute and imagine our language as a Did you ever wonder where the word came garden of words. This garden has been culfrom? tivated for centuries. It grows robust fruits The Oxford English Dictionary tells us and vegetables, which provide substance. It grows colourful flowers, which provide orna- eavesdrop refers to water dripping from the eaves of a house. Originally, if you were ment. But, like any other garden, it needs to eavesdropping, you were standing close to be tended to keep the weeds at bay. the house wall (out of the way of the dripMy fear is that a lack of attention, or ping water) for the purpose of overhearing maybe just plain laziness, has allowed the secret talk. weeds to grow in strength and number. I now eavesdrop under more comfort“I was like,” “You know,” and “I mean” able conditions, sitting in Richmond Centre are some of the insidious weeds invading enjoying the toasty aroma of my coffee. this garden — a sinister thought. Sabine Eiche is an art historian and Sinister is a strong word, but it perfectly writer. One of her consuming interests is the conveys my fear. The root of sinister, you way people communicate through words, art probably know, is the Latin word for left, and architecture. “sinister”.

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Last Saturday, under an umbrella of rain, the second annual Steveston Grand Prix of Art was heralded in by one long blast of an air-horn. Then, 65 artists from across B.C., including 19 youth artists, were off racing to their designated spots around Steveston and Garry Point to begin the three-hour art competition. A large crowd of onlookers observed the artists as they painted scenes of Steveston. Organizer and founder, Mark Glavina, was thrilled with the competition and the turnout. “It went really well,” Glavina said. “Around

1,200 people visited the 30 artist locations. Then, on Sunday more than 500 people visited the exhibition and sale at the Britannia Heritage Shipyards.” Local artist Loraine Wellman took part in the friendly competition and volunteered during the exhibit sale. Wellman and her easel were located opposite the Steveston Hotel. “I ended up painting Rod’s Lumber,” she said. “I think it’s the best event for artists in the Lower Mainland.” Meanwhile, Wellman said 10 paintings, ranging in price from $50 to $650, were sold that day. “One of our youth painters sold their first

painting,” added Wellman, who is also the Richmond Artists Guild vice president. For more information, visit www.grandprixofart. com. The winners 1st place: Kerry Erickson 2nd place: Michael Abraham 3rd place: Larry Tiller Honourable Mention: Jim McFarland (Victoria) Youth winners 1st place: Shirley Lui 2nd Place: Kitty Man 3rd Place: Emma Sun Honourable Mention: Roena Ong People’s Choice Award Stephen Shaoqin Chen.

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Angela Soon (above) of Britannia Heritage Shipyards blasts an airhorn to start the grand prix. The horn sounded simultaneously with the Georgia Cannery Museum’s hourly horn. Barb Hillier (left) starts off by framing her scene

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Kelsi Leaming(above, left) stays warm and is determined to finish as the clock runs down. Leo Tzu-Chien Hu (above) goes through a blue period at the second annual grand prix. Claire Li (left) falls back and relaxes, happy with what she has done. CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS

Kerry Erickson (above) is this year’s winner at the Second Annual Grand Prix of Arts.

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Steveston ANAF 284 celebrates its 65th anniversary. From left to right, Chuck McDonald (ANAF president), Councillor Bill McNulty, Mayor Malcom Brodie, Bill Calvert (past president and president of Veteran Senior Housing), MP John Yap and Sharon Goshko (past president).

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If Rudi Thorsteinson can pick up where he left off last spring, the Richmond Sockeyes will have an excellent chance to repeat as Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions. After a solid regular season that saw the 19-year-old Richmond Minor product produce 34 points in 43 games, Thorsteinson was nothing short of spectacular in the playoffs, compiling 27 points in just 18 games to lead the Sockeyes to their second title in three years. He will once again be playing alongside Jeremy Hamaguchi when Richmond opens the 2011-12 campaign tomorrow night against Mission, while his other linemate, Jake Roder, has left the team to focus on school. “It all started when I was playing with them,” explained Thorsteinson of his late season scoring blitz.

“It just started to click for us and the puck was going into the net. Sometimes it goes in for you and sometimes it doesn’t. Luckily it was at the right time of the year for us.” Thorsteinson didn’t crack the Sockeyes roster until last season but needed no introductions upon his arrival as a full-time player. He not only had been used as an affiliate for the past two seasons, his older brother Sean also enjoyed a number of productive years with the club. The comfortable surroundings and being a fulltime student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University added up to him not being anxious to take his game to a higher level of junior hockey. “I didn’t go to any camps but wasn’t looking for anything either,” he said. “Right now I’m taking four classes and (junior B) is a good balance for me. I’m hoping to be one of the top players on this team and in the league. I know (the coaches) think I

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Richmond Sockeyes Rudi Thorsteinson finds the back of the net during a game last season against the Grandview Steelers. The 19-year-old played a huge role in the Sockeyes run to the Pacific International Junior Hockey League title. have the potential to do it.” Sockeyes head coach Judd Lambert watched Thorsteinson’s game blossom in the late stages of the regular season and will be counting on one his top snipers to be producing right out of the gate. “I think he just got some

confidence,” said Lambert. “The last three or four weeks of the season he was putting the puck in the net a lot. His confidence and comfort level raised. He definitely has the ability (to keep it going) and he is one of those players we expect will come through for us.”

As much as Thorsteinson would love to challenge for the league scoring title, last year’s Cyclone Taylor Cup proved it will take balanced scoring to represent B.C. at the Western Canadian Championships. “The biggest thing is you need four lines that can

score,” he added. “I think if we had another line going we could have won it all. “I do think we are stronger than we were last year. There is just way more skill here (in camp). It doesn’t necessarily mean we will win more games but the talent is there.”

Sockeyes anxious to get to work at Minoru on Thursday BY MARK BOOTH

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It was about as dominant of a campaign that has been produced in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League but the veteranloaded Richmond Sockeyes have hardly rested on their laurels. Having selected basically their entire roster in July and skating on a regular basis since, the defending PIJHL champions finally get to work on Thursday night when the

Mission Icebreakers visit Minoru Arena at 7:30 p.m. Last season, the Sockeyes won 37 of 48 regular season games then, with an exception of a seven game conference final against the Delta Ice Hawks, steamrolled through the playoffs. It was a convincing run that even surprised head coach Judd Lambert. “Looking back, I think the league had bit of a down year, he said. “I think we were decent top to bottom but didn’t have any super-

stars.” With the vast majority of his roster returning, Lambert still insists his team needs to be better, not just to hold off what’s expected to be another strong challenge from the Ice Hawks, but to contend for a provincial championship. Last year, the Sockeyes missed the podium at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “When you build a reptutation, kids want to play for you,” said Lambert of his team’s dominance in the past few seasons. “If

(Richmond and Delta) are the two strongest teams in the league every year then that’s what the rest of the league has to deal with. I’m not really too concerned about how everyone else is fairing.” The Sockeyes’ only question mark might be in net after Seafair grad Aaron Oakley cracked the roster of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens. Another local product — Kootenay Alder — will help fill the void after playing for Richmond Minor

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at the Midget A1 level last season. The club also signed Jonah Imoo, the 17-year-old son of former Western Hockey League goaltender Dusty Imoo, who spent most of his pro career in Japan. Jonah played for Semihamoo’s Midget rep team a year ago. “Kootenay has been good from the start of camp and we know Jonah from watching him last year. He will be affiliated with Powell River (BCHL) and we think he will be solid,” added Lambert.”

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Sports Terrific summer provides Rapids with momentum for new season Swim club strengths its programs and coaching staff

meet pit the best 17 & under swimmers in all the western provinces and territories against one another. At the end of the meet Team B.C. won both the girls and boys side. Dekker walked away from the meet as a solid contributor to Team B.C. with five medals — silver in the 100 and 200 butterfly and bronze in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 IM. He was also on the gold winning relay teams. For head coach Rob Petiffer, it was satisfying to see how far his athletes and program had come. The excitement coming off such great results is evident in the way he is setting up this year’s program. “It’s amazing to see what the swimmers’ and staff ’s hard work has accomplished,” he said. We look forward to continuing that effort through to next season.” With the addition of a new assistant head coach, the Rapids should be able to do just that. Kurt Murphy joins the coaching staff this season in the hopes of helping the program build on its success. This is Murphy’s seventh year coaching in the Lower Mainland region. The Richmond Rapids Swim Club has on-going registration throughout the season. For more information visit www. richmondrapids.com or call 604-2757946.

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Morrison, Arthur Culver Feb 27,1926 - Sept 10,2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur Morrison, much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Arthur died peacefully September 10, 2011 with his loving family by his side. Arthur will be deeply missed by his wife of 53 years, Jean; his daughter, Lorraine (Vance); son, Ross; grandson, Steven and niece, Linda. Art is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Bernice; Uncle Fred and Aunt Lilly; cousin Elmer and sister, Winnifred. Art was born in Rainy River Ontario, and grew up in and around Ottawa and Toronto. He served in the Royal Canadian Airforce during WWII and, following the war, worked for A. V. Roe's, Orenda Engines. While in Toronto, he met his wife Jean, eventually relocating to Richmond BC to be near Jean's family. While in Richmond, Art settled down to raise a family, working as a mechanical designer for Moore Canada. He retired in 1989 to enjoy his new role of grandfather. Art will be remembered as a modest, quiet and devoted family man. He was a lifelong learner with an endless curiosity about physics and mechanics. He had many hobbies and he took great pride in his resourcefulness and ability to create a custom-made tool for any occasion. Art spent many hours tinkering in his workshop on various projects. His work was always carefully and meticulously crafted. Art's family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. You and the caring nursing staff at Richmond General Hospital. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Heart and Stroke foundation or to the Richmond Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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FOUND CAT, grey Russian type, neut male, Riverdale area. please call to identify. 604-273-3282 LOST COCKATIEL Grey with yellow head & red cheeks, Richmond area, but is a free flier. REWARD 604-274-5572. LOST - MEN’S RING with DOUG AND PAMELA 06/06/06 showing on outside - REWARD Very Sentimental email: someplacewest@yahoo.com

TEMPORARY ELECTRICIANS

School District No. 38 (Richmond) provides the opportunity to work in a safe, clean, friendly and welcoming environment. There are temporary assignments available for Electricians. All applicants must possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship in Electrical work or equivalent apprenticeship training and a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification in Electrical (TQ), in addition to a minimum of two (2) years of experience at a Journeyman level in commercial and institutional electrical service. 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 an application form and resume by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30th, 2011, quoting competition #E-ELEC-001-11. Application forms are available on the school district’s website or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 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. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. For further information, please visit our website at www.sd38.bc.ca. OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER

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“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”

CAREER INFORMATION ADVISORS

Required for part-time assignments providing career and educational planning information and advice to Secondary School students regarding post-secondary options. Applicants must be familiar with various assessment instruments and career planning programs. Knowledge regarding scholarship applicants, postsecondary admission requirements and applications procedures is required, along with labour market trends and changes within post-secondary institutions. These positions require a minimum of one year experience working with adolescents and Career Counselling courses from a recognized institution. The rate of pay is $22.21 per hour. Applications are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the address below. Please return your application by September 30th, 2011 to:

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

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BICKNER TRUCKING

Well established, stable, growing Trucking company of 25 years is seeking family oriented individuals to join our team. Fulltime year round drivers, and leased operators, to operate Super-B Bulkers. Applicants must be willing to relocate to small town Sask. Email resume to: foranewfuture@hotmail.com CMC OILFIELD SERVICES requires a Class 1 Driver for hauling crude oil and water in the Spirit River, Alberta, area. We will train the right candidate. Fax resume to 780-864-3047 or call Claude 780-814-1933.

PORT TRANSPORT INC. hiring owner operators for local work. T/A Tractors valid PMW - TLS Port Pass required. Abstract required. Call 604278-9117 or fax 604-278-4705 PORT TRANSPORT hiring owner operators. T/A Tractors valid PMVTLS Port Pass and abstract required. Call 604-278-9117 fax 604-278-4705

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Career Services/ Job Search

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

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ATTENTION JEWELLERY LOVERS. Latasia home party plan is now hiring consultants in your area! Earn up to 45% commission. Company paid hostess program. Linda at 1-877-717-6744 or latasia@rogers.com with name and contact info. CALABASH BISTRO (Vanc) seeking F/T Manager. Sev. yrs of exp. as rest. manager & high school dipl. req’d. $16/hr. E-res: sam@calabashbistro.com EARN UP TO $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience Not Required.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

KODIAK WIRELINE SERVICES PARTNERSHIP is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: tboddez@kodiakservices.com or fax to 780-418-0834. RESPITE WORK in group homes avail, 24HR shifts. Training/support provided. Fax 604-324-4505.

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LICENSED DAYCARE has space avail., meals & snacks incl. 1st aid, Mon-Fri, 604-277-5502

LAB PUPPIES 7 weeks Purebred Lab puppies, Golden, 1st shots, vet checked, $400. Call: 604-308-4401 or 604-850-9690

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The Richmond News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

GOLDEN DOODLE pups, great family pets, $750, email pics avail 1-250-674-0091

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EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Executive Assistant needed for a for− ward−thinking company . Applicant should be competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Send resumes to ghuamane@gmail.com

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AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sk requires experienced welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume with references to info@envirotank.com or fax to 306-948-5263. AVALON AUTO BODY in Slave Lake, Alberta requires a first, second, or third year auto body apprentice. Send resume including references to fax 780-849-6435 or email: avalon4@telus.net or phone Jim 780-849-3056.

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 inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $800. 604-462-0774 P/B YORKIES, 2 M, vet chkd, 1st shots, no papers, 11wks, ready, $500. 604-302-8782... Mission

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ST. BERNESE PUPPIES Great Temperament, Perfect Health, www.stbernese.webs.com $750 (604) 615-1759

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GARAGE SALE 4411 Stonecrop Ave, Richmond, Saturday Sept 24, 9 AM - 1 PM, Sunday Sept 25, 9 AM - 1 PM HUGE GARAGE SALE clothing, household goods, inside/outside toys, books, games furniture etc. NO EARLY BIRDS. Rain or Shine.

WALNUT GROVE GARAGE SALE Rain or shine Saturday September 24th 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 21012 – 86 Ave Langley off 88th Ave & up Walnut Grove Drive up from the Walnut Grove Recreation Centre Gas BBQ, bathroom sinks, toilet, TV, furniture, built in vacuum hose with cover, cell phones, computer misc, household items, books etc small appliances sporting goods, yard stuff, men’s and women’s CLOTHES and much, much more!!

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com GOLDEN Retriever/Border Collie 8 weeks. There are 3 males and 2 females left. First shots and dewormed. Very friendly and playful...$250 Call: (604) 7986856 or email: m_stuyt10@hotmail.com

AMERICAN Pitbull puppies M/F Dewormed, vet checked. $500 Call: Aaron @ (604) 819-6006

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

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DOES YOUR DOG HAVE STAR POTENTIAL? Renowned Movie Animal Trainer, Bonnie Judd will be offering Movie Dog Training/Basic Obedience in Fort Langley. For more info call (604) 888-2235 or visit: k9costarstraining.com

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PHARMACY TECH trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies & hospitals need certified techs & assistants! No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available! 1-888-778-0461.

Health Products & Services

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EDUCATION Education

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Musical Instruments

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Mortgages

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ISABELLA FOLEY BABCOCK, Deceased, who died on the 29th day of April, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the Executor’s Solicitor at #4 – 4180 Island Highway North, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 1W6, before the 17th day of October, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice.

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2BDRM/1BTH #704 - 555 13th St $525,000 Heart of Ambleside with Mtn & Water views. Bright 975 Sq. ft corner. Enc balc. Indoor pool, hobby rms, exercise rm, Pthse Party Room. Spacious and affordable. Sutton Centre. Bevan Wilson 604-318-9939

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New West 3rd Ave, Developers/ investors alert 2 heritage single homes move in or build to suit. Call Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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VAN 6427 BEATRICE ST. Killarney, 6 yrs, 1/2 duplex, 1900sf, 6 BR w/2suites. Seller motivated. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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2 BR upper flr, 4 appls, 1 bath, ns, np, Sept 15, $1300 +hydro & gas, suit quiet person 604-318-5255 4 BR, 2 ba, W. Richmond, lrg kitchen & living area, deck, lrg yard, nr school/amen, pet ok $1700+utils. now. 778-896-3799

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FEMALE TO share lrg fancy home, own family rm/bath, nice,10 mins to bus $480. 604-529-9068

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

RMD 1BR upper pref fem Filippino, $400 incl &net/cbl, nr Costco/ Canada Line. Now 604-207-2557

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Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt, ensuite, btwn Railway & Steveston, approx 700 sf, own entry, $800 incl utils, ns np, Oct 1st. 604-271-1569 after 6pm 1 BR, Railway & Williams, own entry, ns np, suits 1. $900 incl util, Immed. Refs reqd 778-846-1177 BRIGHT 2 br bsmt ste, h/w flrs, wd f/p, nr parks/schls, shr w/d, ns np, $950+. NOW, 604-999-2340

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www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

4 Bedroom, 3-1/2 Bathrooms, Large Master Bedroom, Media/Rec Room, Gym/ Office/Bedroom in basement, Separate basement entrance (suite potential), 1-1/2 Car Garage, 670 square feet on two large decks in back (one over garage). Five houses away from elementary school and playground, 10 minute walk to high school; short walk to shopping, restaurants, pub, and walk-in clinic. Great family neighbourhood.

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1957 VW BEETLE, Canadian standard, Mint, appraised/issured $17,500. Polar siver, Matching #’s, orig. interior, Award winner, $15,500. Steve @ 778-238-2642

1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL full load, good running cond, 230,000 km, $6,000. 604-758-0858

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2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $14,500, 604-971-3179

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Auto 4dr, silver, pwd, alarm, CD/ AUX plug, BCAA Inspected $7,300 Call: (604) 738−2531 or email: sandyread@shaw.ca.

1962 CADILLAC convertible showroom 116,000 orig mi, 2nd owner 40 yrs,1 repaint, new top full pwr wide whites, appraised $35000 asking $28,000 604.999.0762

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