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The Richmond First winners celebrate their victory, (from left to right) school trustees Grace Tsang, Debbie Tablotney, councillor Derek Dang, school trustee Donna Sargent and first-time councillor Linda McPhail. how high up the polls she was, adding that she had no feeling prior to Saturday night that she’d do so well. Also scratching his head at the Richmond First head office at

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as the votes were coming and said he was “somewhat puzzled” to see his Richmond First colleagues, McNulty and Dang, be 3,000 votes see Results page 4

Chak Kwong Au: (RITE): 13,366; Ken Johnston: (Richmond First): 12,983;

Office of mayor: Malcolm Brodie: 20,995 Richard Lee: 9,054 Office of councillor: ELECTED WERE: Bill McNulty (Richmond First): 15,960; Linda McPhail (Richmond First): 15,733; Derek Dang (Richmond First): 14,793; Evelina Halsey-Brandt: 14,730; Linda Barnes: (RCA) 14,311; Harold Steves: (RCA) 13,908;

NOT ELECTED: Carol Day: (RITE): 12,681; Cynthia A. Chen: 12,040; Alexa Loo: 11,918; Michael Wolfe: (RITE): 11,465; Peter Mitchell: 6,209; De Whalen: (RITE): 5,619; Cliff Lifeng Wei: 3,841; Jun L. Wuyan: 2,978; Ramzan Patni: 1,409

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Garden City shopping centre was surviving incumbent Johnston, who beat local campaigner Day by 302 votes. He admitted being “concerned”

The majority of Richmondites decided not to exercise their democratic right last Saturday, as only 23.75 per cent of voters elected the city’s new council and school board. Still, the 31,100 voters who headed to the polls were the first increase in a downward voting spiral that has beset the city since 1999. “We saw some reversing of the trend,” said Ted Townsend, Richmond’s manager of corporate communications. “We hope at least part of that was due to the effort we made.” Only 22 per cent of Richmond residents cast ballots in 2008. In a bid to counteract people’s reluctance to head to the polls, Townsend helped spearhead the Vote Anywhere program for the 2011 election. The city spent $129,000 to encourage voter turnout, including $88,000 on the Vote Anywhere campaign. “We allowed people to vote at any one of the 32 locations,” Townsend said. “We tried to include some high-traffic locations.” Buoyed by an appearance

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Richmond has elected a new council and school board. At 8:44 p.m., all 42 polls were counted and former school board chair Linda McPhail of the Richmond First slate, and former school trustee Chak Au, of RITE, became the new faces on city council. In the race for school trustee, the new faces were Richmond First’s Dr. Eric Yung and RITE’s Norm Goldstein and Kenny Chiu. Incumbent mayor Malcolm Brodie won again comfortably over local lawyer Richard Lee to retain his seat in office. McPhail’s popularity was the surprise of the night, almost edging out fellow Richmond First candidate and city council veteran Bill McNulty for first place. Her election now gives Richmond First four out of eight councillor berths, with incumbents Derek Dang and Ken Johnston also winning another three-year term. However, Johnston was made to sweat for a little while, as he and RITE’s Carol Day battled it out for much of the night for the last seat on council, before the former finally edged out the win in the last few of the 42 polls. McPhail was mystified as to her popularity, saying, “I had a lot of support from a tremendous team and the results showed that.” She said she didn’t target any specific sector of the community, but that she did spend a lot of time on the phone. McPhail, however, agreed that being the former school board chair and having the name McPhail, which she said is well known in the city, helped as well. However, she was shocked at

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Growth is city’s #1 issue: Brodie 63-year-old lawyer re-elected for a fifth term


Ask Malcolm Brodie his biggest challenge as mayor of Richmond for the next three years and the answer comes easily: growth. “We’re going to grow and it’s going to be mostly in the city centre, which will further densify as we have more residential projects make use of the Canada Line,” he said. The 63-year-old lawyer has been mayor of the bustling, diverse city for a decade and has already guided a massive transformation of the emerging city centre along the No. 3 Road corridor. Voters are apparently pleased with the job Brodie has done as mayor since 2001 as he was re-elected for a fifth term in convincing fashion — getting nearly 21,000 votes, more than twice the number of his lone rival, lawyer Richard Lee. Even Lee had to acknowledge Brodie’s popularity. “People in Richmond are pretty satisfied now, so they’re happy with the incumbent,” he said. “Unless you have a machine behind you, your chances are not good and I didn’t have one.” Brodie said many voters told him throughout the campaign they were happy with Richmond’s situation. “They said they liked the changes that have been made and that we have moved the community forward,” he said. But Lee latched onto an issue that came to the forefront last month when former mayor and outgoing councillor Greg Halsey-Brandt claimed Richmond city hall had become a “corporate organization” run by city staff, not elected politicians. The former mayor said, as a result, a major project such as the Richmond Oval took precedence over issues such as the need for more road improvements, libraries and community centres.


Mayor Malcolm Brodie, 63, celebrates re-election for the fifth time after the polls closed on Saturday. He cites growth as his biggest challenge this term. But Brodie feels the whole notion was misplaced and never really a serious issue. “The political direction is given by council. There’s not one of us that will vote for something we’re not completely satisfied with.” Brodie will work with a familiar-looking council for the next three years as all six incumbents were re-elected — including 41year council veteran Harold Steves. Former Richmond school trustees Linda McPhail and Chak Au will be the only new faces on council and Brodie welcomes their presence.

“It’s always good to have new blood and new perspectives,” he said. Brodie said Richmond’s immediate priorities include pursuing an aggressive affordable-housing strategy and ensuring the city has enough green spaces and recreation facilities so people can “live, work and play” in the same area. He said the city will continue to oppose a proposed jet fuel pipeline that would barge jet fuel up the Fraser River and deliver it through a 15-km pipeline that would run through the city.

Election results come as no surprise, says Steves BY JEREMY SHEPHERD Postmedia News

The 2011 municipal election was business as usual for Harold Steves, as the Richmond Citizen Association’s longtime council stalwart overcame a competitive field to earn another nod from voters Saturday. Steves, who won his first term in 1968, said the election held no surprises. “I called the election 100 per cent,” Steves said. Steves finished sixth among council candidates. Despite finishing first in 2008 and second in 2005, Steves was undeterred by the result. “Basically, I had a very high vote total in the last election,” he said, attributing his first-place finish to the prominence of the Garden City Lands as a major

Lack of name recognition creates difficulties for newcomers election issue. “I gained 30 votes,” he said, in regards to the 2011 election. Steves finished with 13,908 votes in 2011, up from his 2008 total of 13,878. Looking at the makeup of Richmond’s council for the next three years, Steves said he’s encouraged. “I’m really pleased Chak Au got elected,” he said. “I supported Chak Au behind the scenes.” Steves credited Au with being a champion of the Garden City lands. While serving as a school trustee, Au organized a dinner that included United Nations officials, mayor Malcolm Brodie, fellow RCA councillor Linda Barnes, Steves, and the president of Kwantlen College.

The dinner eventually resulted in an international farm school at the Garden City lands, according to Steves. “He now gets to plan the Garden City lands that he helped save,” Steves said of Au. Steves, a former elementary school teacher, also praised newlyelected school trustee Eric Yung. “He was my top student,” Steves said, recalling the brighteyed third grader Yung used to be. Yung finished fourth among trustees, garnering more than 14,000 votes after just missing out on the school board in 2008. RCA candidate De Whalen finished well out of the running at 14th and garnering 5,619 votes. Although he expressed disappointment, Steves said Whalen’s

finish was typical for a first-time candidate. “It’s unusual for anyone to get elected their first time running for council,” he said. “But she’ll be able to run again.” “The results make sense to me now,” Whalen said, speaking two days after the election. “I’m known in the volunteer community, but not elsewhere.” Whalen, who volunteers with the Richmond Poverty Response Committee and the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, said lack of name recognition might have been her downfall. “Some of the folks, the ones who got in, had name recognition,” she said. see 2014 page 5

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Results: Status quo satisfies voters Continued from page 1 or so ahead. One theory he had was that voters were shying away from having a dominant Richmond First slate. “I feel like I’ve had a productive three years,” Johnston said. “I was the first to challenge the jet fuel pipeline and I brought in the puppy sale ban and I’ve been competent on the city’s finances. “But I guess if I win by one vote, I’m happy.” His similarly re-elected Richmond First colleague, Dang, had a pop at the outgoing councillor and former MLA and mayor, Greg Halsey-Brandt, who suggested the current city council didn’t ask enough questions of staff. “Greg fired off a volley and should have been more statesmanly,” Dang said. Farther south in the city, the RITE post-election party at Day’s home was in full swing, with the vibe of the Beach Boys and Aretha Franklin filling the air. A triumphant Au paid tribute to outgoing councillor Sue Halsey-Brandt and Sandra Bourke for being his guiding light on the road to election. The former school trustee also consoled fellow RITE candidate Carol Day, who narrowly lost out by 302 votes, with the news that she now at least has an ally on council and that

he’d do his best to give her more than the allotted five minutes speaking time for delegations. He added that his election is a vote for the people. However, few people at the RITE party could believe how far up the charts McNulty and McPhail finished. Day, meanwhile, told the News her defeat won’t stop her being an advocate and activist for the community. “Maybe I can have a more interesting career on the sidelines.” And in a thinly veiled shot at independent candidate and former councillor Cynthia Chen, Day added, “Cynthia probably spent about $40,000 (on her campaign) and she finished below me.” Mayor Brodie, who thumped Lee by more than 11,000 votes, said he was “pleased” by the result, which indicates that people are satisfied with the direction the city is heading. Brodie said he strongly disagreed with the assertion from certain candidates that city council is a closed shop and is not accountable. “We consult (city) staff, but council makes the decision,” Brodie said. He added the outgoing council team is as “good as I’ve ever worked with.” Lee lamented the manner of his defeat, but acknowledged that the

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Carol Day, (right) and Sue HalseyBrandt sit in Day’s home, which is also the RITE campaign office. people of Richmond must be “happy” with the way things are going under the leadership of Brodie. However, he suggested that, unless you have the financial backing such as a strong slate or from other sources, few stand a chance of getting elected. “Maybe there should be spending limits on campaigns or independents will never get in,” said Lee. Former councillor Cynthia Chen, ousted by 78 votes in 2008, placed 10th, despite a high-profile campaign. Olympian and former Canadian champion snowboarder Alexa Loo will now have more time for the upcoming birth of her first child after she placed a respectable 11th at the first time of asking.


Some of the seeming apathy toward municipal politics may derive from unfamiliar political parties and an abundance of candidates, according to Townsend. In order to help potential voters familiarize themselves with the 17 council candidates, two mayoralty candidates and 10 school trustee hopefuls, the city mailed candidate profiles to each residence. Townsend said the mass mailing was the second most expensive initiative the city undertook ($16,000), following the Vote Anywhere program. Although the increase in voter turnout on Saturday was modest, the rise in advance voting was substantial. “We did see a huge increase in the number of people involved in advanced voting,” Townsend said. Close to 4,500 voters cast their ballots before election day, an increase of nearly 50 per cent over 2008’s numbers.

Continued from page 1 by Santa Claus as well as a Charlotte Diamond concert, Lansdowne Centre was the city’s busiest polling station, attracting approximately 1,700 voters, at least 500 more than any other spot. “We imagine there were some multi-tasking parents,” Townsend said. While the Vote Anywhere program was a success, the city’s multimedia campaign is likely a work-in-progress, according to Townsend. “Our Facebook page didn’t get a huge amount of traffic,” he said. The long-term goal of the program is to see civic voter turnout commensurate with the percentage of voters at provincial and federal elections. It’s difficult to tell just what drew voters to the polls, but Townsend said the strong mayoralty challenger, vacant seats on council and the clear, crisp November weather all might have helped drive up voting numbers.

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Independents struggle to place this election ence,” she said of her campaign rivals, many of whom were either incumbents or had served as school trustees. Loo also speculated that the impending birth of her first child may have made some voters reluctant to back her at the polls. “I think there were a few people who were concerned about my ability to juggle.” Councillor Bill McNulty suggested that Loo run on the Richmond First slate in the future, she said, and that may be a “clever” move, but she would have to see where party lines are drawn before giving up her independent status. For Halsey-Brandt, independence is essential for maintaining personal integrity. “I don’t represent any interest group,” she said. “You cannot be an individual in a group.” “Sometimes I think party politics are necessary, but I think at the local level they’re not.”



Election night was tough on independent candidates, as Evelina Halsey-Brandt was the sole councillor without a party affiliation to win a spot on council. “It is really hard, and I can understand why more people don’t do it,” Halsey-Brandt said of running as an independent. Halsey-Brandt was one of eight independent candidates running for a slot on council. William Kang Chen, the lone independent candidate for school trustee, finished last. Richard Lee, an independent candidate who attempted to dethrone Mayor Malcolm Brodie, lost by nearly 12,000 votes. Brodie is also an independent now, but he initially established himself in politics with the RNPA (Richmond Non-Partisan Association), which evolved into Richmond First. Halsey-Brandt said she campaigned to exhaustion, serving as her own campaign manager and support staff. Despite the physical strain, she retained her seat by a comfortable margin, finishing in fourth place with more than 14,000 votes. Besides Halsey-Brandt, the party lines of Richmond’s new council consist of: one candidate from the Richmond Independent Team of Electors, two councillors from the Richmond Citizens Association, and four members of the Richmond First party. “It’s a tough haul to raise money,” Halsey-Brandt said, discussing campaigning without the aid of an established slate. Lee agreed. “Unless you have a machine, an independent candidate doesn’t have much of a chance,” Lee said on election night. Restrictions on campaign spending might be the only way an independent candidate will have a legitimate chance of winning, Lee added. Despite being bested by Mayor Brodie, Lee came closer than any candidate in recent memory, as Brodie has won the

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last three elections by an average of more than 15,000 votes. “When you’re doing it all by yourself, there’s only so many doors you can knock on,” Halsey-Brandt said. On the issue of making things fair for independent candidates, city staff is doing a good job, according to HalseyBrandt. She cited the city’s decision to send candidate profiles to every household. “Every single registered voter had a list.” Halsey-Brandt said she was also encouraged by the strong showings of several relatively unknown candidates. “It is interesting to see just how well you can do,” Alexa Loo said. The former Olympic snowboarder finished in 11th place. However, her vote total of 11,918 would have been enough to win her a spot on council in 2008. “I spent about 600 bucks on my campaign,” Loo said. “I’m an accountant so I’m cheap,” she added with a laugh. Loo, who is expecting to give birth to her first child later in the week, said her lack of experience was likely a factor in her loss. “All these people came with existing political experi-

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Continued from page 3 Whalen also wondered if her environmentally-minded decision to have no campaign signs was a tactical misstep. “If I was to do it differently, I think we would have signs,” she said. Within hours of her loss, Whalen said her staff was telling her it was time to start preparing for the 2014 election. As Steves prepares for another term serving alongside Barnes, he said his priorities haven’t changed, citing the Garden City Lands. The lands are a global example of returning to sustainable agriculture, according to Steves. “We need to work really hard on affordable housing,” Steves said, identifying another priority. Council should investigate allowing granny flats and coach homes where appropriate, according to Steves. He said council also needs to lobby the provincial and federal governments to contribute funds to alleviate the dearth of affordable housing in Richmond. Steves’ final priority is something he’s been working on

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VAPOR gives MLA signed petition transporting fuel across the ocean. “It does pose a public safety risk,” Langer said. “The issue is about supply,” Pollard said. “There is no increase in supply in Burrard Inlet, in fact it’s declining… There’s only one refinery left, there used to be four.” Despite the support from Huntington and MP Fin Donnelly, Langer is still frustrated by the muted reaction from Richmond politicians. “(John) Yap and (Rob) Howard appear to be hiding in the bush,” he said, referring to Richmond’s two MLAs. He also expressed frustration with B.C. environment minister Terry Lake. “Terry Lake has said he doesn’t want to meet with us because he wants to remain unbiased,” Langer said. The founding member of VAPOR also questioned why the federal government has not been more involved. “It’s a federal waterway, it’s federal lands, federalprotected fish and wildlife,” he said. “Why aren’t the feds doing a proper review?” The public will soon have a chance to comment on the issue, according to Suntanu Dalal, communications officer for the B.C. Ministry of Environment. “A public comment period will be held in the new year on the pipeline route alternatives before the proponent will select a preferred route,” he stated in an email. If the project earns an environmental assessment certificate as well as approval by environment ministers, the proposal would still need provincial, federal and local permits before beginning construction, according to Dalal.


Calling the project an environmental menace and an affront to common sense, the movement against bringing jet fuel to Vancouver International Airport via tankers and an underground pipeline picked up a little steam last Friday. VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Proposal Opposition Richmond) presented their 5,500-signature petition against the project to Vicki Huntington, the independent MLA for Delta South. “Common sense hasn’t prevailed,” said Otto Langer, discussing the temporarily halted project. “We expect to be back in the review phase over the next few weeks,” said Adrian Pollard, project director for the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC). “I’d say that proposal is almost mad,” said Langer, who called on YVR to continue using the existing fuel delivery system. The new delivery system would bring jet fuel to YVR by double-hulled barges and tankers, which would bank on a terminal on the south arm of the Fraser River. From there, the fuel would be pumped through


Otto Langer, Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, Carol Day, Jim Ronback and Janice Hruby stand with the signed petitions. a 15-kilometre underground pipeline running through Richmond. The project is currently on hold as the VAFFC examines building the pipeline beneath Highway 99. The pipeline may also be built under urban areas. “Being in the highway right-of-way means it’s in provincial land,” Pollard said, adding that using provincial land ensures the pipeline won’t cross paths with municipal contractors. Currently, YVR planes get their fuel from barges, tanker trucks and a 40-km pipeline running from a

refinery in North Burnaby. However, maintaining the existing system would be environmentally dangerous and economically unsustainable, according to Pollard. “We see risk being reduced,” Pollard said, explaining the advantages of the project. The new system would bring in larger vessels at a lower frequency, according to Pollard. “Instead of having eight to 10 barges a month, we would have two or three ships,” he said, adding the new system would eliminate the need for tanker trucks.

“One hundred per cent of the fuel will come in by marine means,” Pollard said. “They want their own pipeline,” Langer said, “And they want to buy fuel from Southeast Asia.” “That’s presumptuous,” Pollard said, responding to Langer’s comments. “We don’t know where the fuel will come from.” Pollard listed Asia, California, and the Caribbean as possible jet fuel wellsprings. Langer, a fishery biologist, expressed concern at the possibility of environmental disaster inherent in

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As days grow darker and streets stream with cold November rain, Richmond RCMP officers ask pedestrians to reflect on their safety. “The darker, wet days create difficult driving conditions that make it harder for drivers to see pedestrians,” stated RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley in an email. Richmond RCMP and ICBC banded together to increase education, enforcement and reflective armbands in a bid to make streets and sidewalks a little safer over the next few months. Volunteers from local police stations recently joined the two organizations for the pedestrian road safety campaign, which involved staking out high-traffic areas where officers and volunteers equipped pedestrians with safety tips and reflective armbands. “As much as drivers have a responsibility to be alert and conscious of pedestrians around them, pedestrians can also do their part to arrive at their destinations safely,” Turley stated. The campaign advises pedestrians to take off their headphones and stop talking on cell phones when crossing the street, use crosswalks, make eye contact with drivers, walk facing traffic and dress to be seen.


Vancouver Airport Authority is building Canada’s first Ground Run-up Enclosure – a facility designed to minimize noise in surrounding communities from aircraft engine run-ups. Crews are busy finalizing the framework, installing the blast fence and acoustical panels before its opening in late December. Visit YVR’s new outdoor viewing platform at the South Terminal Building to view the action.

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A 23-year-old man is in stable condition in hospital following an early morning shooting outside a Holiday Inn in Richmond on Sunday. The man was shot once in the face, a police spokesman told the media. It followed an incident in which two groups of men were seen talking outside the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel in the 10700 block of Cambie Road, near St. Edwards Drive, just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. Richmond RCMP serious crime investigators were interviewing a number of witnesses. The victim has no gang-related ties, said the report. — Postmedia News

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Shady Island employees show off their ‘mo’ If you’ve seen a lot more facial hair around lately that’s because it’s Movemeber, that time of year when people grow, or don, mustaches to help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. A record number of individuals and groups have gotten into the spirit this year. If you have been in Shady Island Seafood and Grill, for example, you couldn’t help but notice that 10 male servers and bartenders are sporting a tad more facial hair. “The staff and our customers are really having a lot of fun with it,” said Steve Edgeworth, manager at Shady Island. The Steveston eatery is working in conjunction with Granville Island Brewing (GIB) to raise money for the cause. Every time Shady Island sells a GIB Lions

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The cheque is in the mail for female postal workers

The idea that two people doing the same job should get the same pay seems about as simple as can be. But for close to three decades, Canada Post has insisted that if one of those people is a woman, she should get paid less. In tribunals, hearings and appeals courts, all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Crown corporation has fought to defend this prehistoric, sexist notion. On Thursday, Canada Post lost. After all those years, it took the justices only 20 minutes to unanimously decide that equal work means equal pay. Simple, really. The numbers are still being crunched, but the likely payout is expected to clock in at somewhere around a quarter of a billion dollars. A large portion of that is 28 years worth of interest on those unfairly withheld wages and pensions. Doing the obviously right thing back in 1983 would have saved Canada Post an awful lot of money, without even counting the money blown on three decades worth of legal bills. Hopefully the message gets out: prejudice is an expensive loser of an idea. The tenacity of the Public Service Alliance of Canada deserves praise. Unions, particularly public sector ones, take a lot of criticism. Organized labour has committed its fair share of abuses and excesses, to be sure. But consider that some of these women actually passed away before their employer paid up. These cases are what unions are for: to push back for the little gal when an employer is clearly cheating them.


Congrats all candidates The Editor, I would like to comment on the just concluded municipal election in Richmond. The city council and staff did an excellent job in encouraging more voter participation by opening a lot more polling places throughout the city. Also, the information about the election, as well as the candidates, was easily available. In this context, our local media, including the Richmond News, did a commendable job in creating more awareness about the election and the candidates. Speaking of the candidates, all of them ran very impressive and clean campaigns. There were no dirty tricks or mud slinging. All of them acted in a very responsible and professional manner. Of course, there were more candidates than seats. As such, some have been disappointed for not being elected. However, in my opinion, each of the candidates who had the courage to offer himself or herself for public service is a winner and deserves to be congratulated. Participating in the democratic process is the greatest reward in itself. We will see some new faces both at the council and Board of Education tables. Greg Halsey-Brandt and Sue Halsey-Brandt will be two very special individuals missing from the council table. Both of them have devoted many years of their lives to public service. I would like to thank them for serving this community so well. Both of them deserve a well-earned retirement from politics. Enjoy your free time (if any), Greg and Sue. Balwant Sanghera Richmond

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Election results give more of the same Once again, the status quo held fast as about one-third of the electorate voted for municipal politicians on the weekend. With a few exceptions, the municipal elections entrenched the power of elected officials and showed voters have no great desire for change. As usual, voter turnout was low even though the municipal level of government affects people in more ways on a daily basis than other levels of government. The result is that mayors have become more powerful and a middleof-the-road philosophy dominates the political landscape. In Vancouver, the farleft COPE was shut out. The right-wing NPA landed just two council seats, but the centre-left Vision Vancouver has emerged as the dominant, potent political force in the region. In Metro Vancouver, more than a dozen incumbent mayors won re-election, with many of them piling up big majorities. Mayors like Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson, Surrey’s Dianne Watts, Richmond’s Malcolm Brodie and Burnaby’s Derek Corrigan have become immovable political czars for the region. Watts, Robertson and Corrigan, in particular, have all but vanquished their opposition as their political machines have become even more power-

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ful. While they all tilt right or left, none of them pushes ideology very far. They don’t go looking for problems, and instead appear to focus on solving them. For the most part, they play it safe along with their councils and as a result give voters little cause to boot them from office. For all the abuse Robertson has taken for such things as bike lanes and backyard chickens, the voters obviously didn’t think they were the kinds of issues to vote him out of office. One of the few incumbent mayors who did lose — Abbotsford’s George Peary — probably lost because he backed a controversial P3 project for drinking water. It was the kind of issue that had an ideological aspect to it, and the result was that a vast majority of voters turned against it and the mayor championing it. There may be a lesson here for the provincial political scene. Embracing anything too right wing or left wing at the civic level can exact a hefty price, and the same may hold true for the provincial

level. For example, it would appear to be wise for Adrian Dix and the NDP to steer well clear of anything linked with policies associated with COPE and to instead align itself more with Vision Vancouver and its more moderate positions. In fact, Dix and his gang appear to be doing just that. As for the B.C. Liberals, normally they could take heart from the fact that incumbents have proven to be so powerful. But that may actually work against them at the provincial level. After more than 10 years in power, the “time for a change” argument can resonate quite well at a higher level of government than the municipal level. It may well prove to be the NDP’s slogan in 2013, as it was back in 1991. The B.C. Liberals can take some comfort, however, in the fact the municipal election results did not show much evidence of a big shift to the left. Apart from the tiny group of Occupiers, the general crankiness that occasionally flares up over such issues as tax hikes simply wasn’t there on voting day. The result is more of the same, with the same politicians running the show. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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The Editor, If you drive by Garden City elementary school you will be amazed by an eye catching display of student artwork on the fence that borders Garden City road. We thought highlighting this project might be of some interest for your readers. Garden City elementary school is in the final stage of completing a fence art project that is the culmination of a team effort between the children attending Garden City and the community. Garden City teacher, Kelly Johnson, first brought this concept to staff, hoping to include our students in helping bring some beauty and wonder to our school environment. With the help of many, including Vancouver artist Sophia Silva-McGowan, who graciously donated many hours of her time and talent to help create a vision and work with students, staff and parents to design what our Garden City students are so proud of today.

Between March and July, every student in the school was included in designing and painting flower petals or creating eye catching bugs for this colourful design. Fourteen hundred pieces of wood were all cut out and sanded by Ado Iacuzzo, of Port Alberni, who donated all of his time to help Garden City create this amazing collage of colour. It took more than a year, working with our school district’s carpentry department to find enough pieces of plywood that could be donated to this art project. Thanks, too, is given to our school district’s painting department who added a protective coating to each piece of fence art. The school also appreciated a generous donation from ICI Paints, that included all the coloured paint needed to complete this project. Putting the “Garden” in Garden City was truly a team effort! Sean Harrington Richmond

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served, so we soon had numbers to hand out to people as they arrived. As your number was called, you had a choice of practitioners to choose from in the available 7 - 9 p.m. time slots. To create an energy exchange, a suggested donation of $5 was established, which was donated to the Women’s Resource Centre. Each month, Bain phoned her growing list of practitioners to remind them of the Holistic Night. She never knew who or how many would show up. We had a white board the practitioners signed in on when they arrived and that is how the clients knew what and who was available that evening. She trusted the universe to provide and it always did. The needed number of practitioners would magically arrive for the number of clients that came. Eventually, monthly email reminders replaced the bulk of the phone calls. The program continued to evolve. Next we booked guest speakers to entertain the public while they were waiting, sometimes for two hours, for their session. Then, the practitioners wanted to see the guest speakers too, so we had the guest speaker come early and speak to the practitioners first while the public was signing up for sessions. At 7 p.m., when the sessions started, the guest speaker would then start another presentation for the public. It was a challenge, speaking to an audience that changed every half hour as new people arrived and others left to go to their session. Eventually, Bain talked

two of us into taking over her job. We had developed a list of more than one hundred holistic practitioners encompassing everything from Ear Acupuncture, Iridology, Bach Flower Remedy, Reiki, Healing Touch, Touch for Health, Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, to name a few. And the guest speakers we attracted were professionals and authors. People started asking if we could take the program to the Minoru Seniors Centre. On July 18, 2001, we met with Howard Palliser, the recreation programmer, who had already heard about us from some of the seniors. We agreed to start the Holistic Practitioners sessions tagging on to the monthly blood pressure clinic that was already running. To start with, the suggested donations went to the Minoru Seniors Centre. This changed and the suggested $5 donation was given to the holistic practitioner. For a myriad of reasons, after six years, we made the decision to end the Holistic Night program. Although we said our farewells at the Nov. 17, 2003 session, we were certainly not saying farewell to Norah’s inspiration. Fast forward to November 2011. The present day Seniors Wellness Clinic program has evolved into city-wide monthly programs at seven community centres. It now includes manicures, pedicures, facials and the blood pressure clinic, as well as the annual Activate Wellness Fair. Lynn Keeling Richmond


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Davidicus Wong, M.D. HEALTHWISE

any form unless it was absolutely necessary. I wouldn’t go to any meetings. I’d write a little, draw a little and play some favourite pieces on the piano. I would call up some friends — not all of them, just the very best. Even though they know I love them, appreciate them and see the best in them, I’d tell them again, for old time’s sake. I’d call my dad, my sister and my brother, and thank them for what they’ve done for me, remind them that they’ve made a positive difference in my life and say, “I love you” again. If I could, I would take a last bike ride through the park. I would enjoy every turn, every tree, every breath and every face I see. I would hope the whole family would be home for dinner so we could pray together, talk about the days we have had, what we learned, who we helped, how we were helped and how we made the most this day. I would hope to fall

into a deep sleep with a clear conscience, an open heart and the satisfaction of a day well spent. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can find his latest posts at facebook. com/davidicus.wong and davidicuswong.wordpress. com. Listen to his Positive Potential Medicine podcasts at

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Project spans 25 years to find cancer causes BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

After losing her sister, Susan Murakami takes part in the BC Generations Program


ichmond’s Susan Murakami wipes away tears. Her sadness is understandable. The 47-year-old teacher lost her younger sister, Jennifer Tasaka, 43, in February from a rare and aggressive form of stomach cancer. Initially, the doctors thought Tasaka was suffering from indigestion or some other form of gastro-intestinal problem. However, Murakami said, Tasaka was soon vomiting violently and losing a lot of weight. In January 2010, Tasaka was diagnosed with an invasive form of stomach cancer. “Being a registered nurse, Jennifer knew it wasn’t good,” Murakami said softly. “She fought hard to live and endured painful and aggressive chemotherapy.” Two days before Tasaka was set to have surgery to remove part of her stomach, her already devastated family found out the cancer had spread all over her body. “She was taken so early, it didn’t make sense to any of us,” said Murakami. “We didn’t know that her cancer was hereditary because we didn’t know we had a genetic link to this cancer.” Murakami later learned that there are a lot of gastro-intestinal problems on her mother’s side of the family — something that Murakami and her siblings were not previously aware of. “Had Jennifer known about the family history, she could have told her doctor,” Murakami said. Tasaka didn’t want her death to be in vain and urged her siblings to get tested. “I go yearly for a gastropathy test, and all of our children (her siblings’ children, as well as her two children, 18 and 14), have to be tested at the age of 32,” she said. While grieving the death of her beloved little sister, Murakami wondered if there were any ways to honour her sister’s spirit and love of life. “I thought to myself, how could I move forward and keep her memory alive,” she said. The first thing she did was join the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life with her friend, Lorna Lee, who happens to be a recruiter for BC Generations Project. This new initiative is a part of a national program called the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow (CPT), which aims to compile the health information and biological samples of 300,000 Canadian adults (ages 35 to 69) from all walks of life. (BC Generations Project is seeking to recruit 40,000 residents.) “The focus of this large scale study is on prevention,” said Dr. Marilyn Borugian, director for BC Generations Project and a senior scientist in can-

eases for future generations.” Eventually, provinces across Canada will pool their data and samples to analyze their findings. Meanwhile, Murakami made a call and a BC Generations Project package came in the mail a few days later. It included a consent document, an information brochure, a questionnaire and measuring tape. Murakami said it took her less than 30 minutes to fill out the questionnaire. She also chose to go to a BC Generations Project clinic (optional for participants), for body baseline measurements, such as bone density, grip strength, blood pressure, heart rate and body fat percentage. “It was really straightforward and some of my results were very interesting,” said Murakami, adding it took roughly 40 minutes. “I’m using this information to make some healthy lifestyle changes.” She will soon head to the BC Cancer Agency to have blood and urine samples taken. “I feel that by being part of this project, I’m working for a bigger purpose,” Murakami said. “A study this large in scale will benefit so many people in the future. “Had there been a test like this before, maybe it could have helped prevent my

“She was taken so early, it didn’t make sense to any of us....Had there been a test like this before, maybe it could have helped prevent my sister’s cancer.” — Susan Murakami


Susan Murakami, in memory of her late sister Jennifer Tasaka, filled out a questionnaire for a new initiative that attempts to find the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. cer control research at the BC Cancer Agency. “This is a 25-year research in which we will coordinate efforts across the country to help find causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. “The benefits of doing this study are huge because it will help us learn much more about how environment, lifestyles and genes contribute to both cancer and chronic diseases.” To take part in the study, Borugian said participants will have to fill out a health questionnaire, answering questions

about their health and lifestyle, including occupation, diet, physical activity, smoking, drinking and other habits. “It requires a long-term commitment because participants have to be willing, in future intervals, to be available for more information, or to provide blood and urine samples,” Borugian added. “When it comes to pass, 30 years from now say, young scientists will be able to go back in time and get the blood samples and information from these participants to help with early detections for diabetes, cancer and a host of other dis-

sister’s cancer.” Meanwhile, Borugian added that they are seeking more men for the study. “So far, we have signed up nearly 17,000 people and we have a really good cross section of ages, but we don’t have as many men as we hoped for,” said Borugian. “Participants also agree to allow us to link to the BC Cancer Agency in the future so we can track if they are alive or have cancer. “We hope to test bio makers from healthy, normal people and compare that with others who are ill … this is an extremely important project.” For more information or to enroll in the study, visit, or call 604-675-8221 or toll free at 1-877-675-8221. You can download the questionnaire right off the website.

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Leading causes of blindness DR. JOHN KIM


hree million Canadian seniors, or 82 per cent of the population aged 65 and older reported vision problems in 2003, according to data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. While it is common for many people to experience various eye and vision problems as they get older, the incidence of vision impairments which are unable to be remedied with eyeglasses increases with age. Three leading causes of blindness, which are particularly relevant to seniors, are cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Cataracts A cataract is the clouding in the lens of the eye, impeding the passage of light, which leads to vision loss. This painless condition usually occurs with aging, but there are risk factors which accelerate or foster development, such as prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, tobacco use, physical trauma and diabetes.

Diagnosis and assessment of cataracts are made by your eye doctor, usually with a comprehensive dilated fundus (retina) exam. Treatment involves removal of the cataract, and placement of an artificial lens implant. Cataract removal is one of the most common and safest surgeries per-

formed today, but as always, discuss any risks with your eye care professional. An updated eye glass prescription can sometimes delay the need for cataract surgery. To help slow the progression of cataracts, your optometrist or ophthalmologist may recommend sunglasses with good UV protection and reducing risk factors such as alcohol consumption, smoking, managing diabetes, and corticosteroid use. Some also believe that a diet high in vitamins, antioxidants, and carotenoids (contained in some fruits and leafy green vegetables) may help protect against cataracts. Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye disease affecting the optic nerve. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, half of people with the disease are unaware that they have it. Glaucomatous vision loss usually begins peripherally and progresses centrally, so a surprising amount of vision may be compromised before such loss is even noticed. Vision loss associate with glaucoma is permanent and irreversible.

A simulated perspective of persons with early: glaucoma (upper left), advanced glaucoma (upper right), cataracts (lower left) and wet macular degeneration (lower right) .

Risk factors for glaucoma include elevated eye pressure, family history, age, ethnicity, suspicious optic nerve appearance, and various medical conditions. Your eye doctor can determine if you have glaucoma using a variety of diagnostic tools, including optic

nerve analysis, measurements of eye pressure, peripheral vision or visual field tests, and measurements of corneal thickness. Compliance of regular eye examinations is the best thing you can do to improve your chances of early detection of glaucoma.

Because of the irreversible nature of vision loss related with glaucoma, it is imperative to catch glaucoma in its early states. CONTINUED ON PAGE 21

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Dry AMD is more common, but wet AMD is more severe, causing irreversible and rapid vision loss due to abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage inside the eye. Treatment of wet AMD involves the injection of medication in the eye to prevent such blood vessels from growing.

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The study did not show that such antioxidants and zinc prevented the development of macular degeneration, and did not have any bearing on the development or progression of cataracts. Still, many eye care professionals advocate the use of nutritional supplements (vitamins A, C and E, and certain other minerals) to help manage or lower risk of AMD, and most do not oppose their patients taking supplements or foods containing these antioxidants.

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Lemmings have it right, diversify The lemming gets a bad rap! Common error says that these arctic rodents commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs to drown in the ocean below. The truth is that lemmings instinctively know when their population is getting too dense and will migrate to a new habitat. During their migration, they have been known to jump from cliffs and swim to their new habitat, often to the point of exhaustion and, frequently, death. This is a far cry from suicide. Lemmings are a lot like the stock markets. Their populations grow over time but periodically they get overcrowded and need to diversify into other territories. In the end, the lemming population stays strong and continues to grow, as do the markets. The difference is that I don’t see any “lemming shepherds” steering them around (read: stock pickers). They do pretty well on their own and so do the stock markets.

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Now, on to Wall Street. Among many other disasters, you’ll remember it as the place that packaged bad mortgages into even worse asset-backed commercial paper structures. It’s also the place where key executives receive obscene paycheques when they work there, obscene amounts when they leave their jobs and where they abandon capitalist principles to support socialist bailouts. Wall Street is not just a place in New York though. It’s a symbol for every institution and individual who claims that they have a better idea on how to package investments and which stocks to buy, hold or sell. Here’s the truth, though: analysis of the past century shows us that there is no

benefit to trusting analysts and active stock pickers to build our portfolios. It is far better instead to invest in the market as a whole, using highly diversified, intelligently traded, passively managed, low-cost investment products. Investment gurus who back this approach include Warren Buffett, Jeremy Siegel, Charles Schwab, Peter Lynch and William F. Sharpe. We’ve had many, many financial crises over the years, and yet the forces of entrepreneurism and free markets continue to grow our wealth over time. Investors are still standing at the edge of the sea, unsure of the global economy. Eventually, they will need to take the leap again, restore the balance and watch their wealth grow again. The opinions expressed are those of Richard Vetter, BA, CFP, CLU, ChFC. Richard is a senior financial advisor and branch manager with WealthSmart Financial Group/Manulife Securities Incorporated in Richmond.

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Sr. varsity football team can’t keep up with third ranked Ballenas Whalers BY MARK BOOTH

For more than two quarters, the Hugh Boyd Trojans went toe-for-toe with one of the most explosive high school football teams in the province before finally running out of bullets as their playoff drive came to a halt. The Trojans fell 39-13 to the third ranked Ballenas Whalers in a quarter-final match-up that was much closer than the final score would indicate. Boyd matched the Vancouver Island powerhouse play-forplay in the opening half and was probably unfortunate to be trailing 20-13. The Trojans did seem poised to take a 20-19 lead thanks to a promising drive in the early stages of the third quarter. That’s when the Whalers seized the momentum for good when towering defensive lineman Terrek Bryant intercepted a pass from standout quarterback Tiernan Docherty. A few plays later, Ballenas was in the end zone and Boyd never could recover from the sudden turn of events. “It really did take the

wind out of our sails,” sighed head coach Bill Haddow. “There we are going down the field to take the lead and the biggest kid in the league happens to be standing (where we were trying to throw the ball). Our defence seemed really deflated after that.” The Whalers had trouble dealing with standout receiver Matthew Adams who was behind coverage for much of the afternoon. He made a number of big catches and came within inches of hauling more. The Boyd pass rush was also effective, with only the athleticism of Ballenas quarterback Liam O’Brien preventing impressive sack totals. He also threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns. “When you break it down, how many times did we have them in third and 12 like situations and they managed to get 15 yards?” asked Haddow. “You got to give them credit for making plays. Sometimes you are going to make them and that’s what we had been doing the past few weeks.” The 26-point difference on the scoreboard at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium was


Hugh Boyd Trojans Matthew Adams races up field during quarter-final high school football playoff action against the Ballenas Whalers at Thunderbird Stadium. The Trojans fell 39-13 to the third ranked Parksville school. misleading of how competitive and hard the Trojans had played but that has been their theme all season. They got off to a slow start out of the gate, dropping their first three games before upsetting top five ranked South Delta. Another tough loss followed against Holy Cross,

before a thrilling overtime win over Seaquam that left them in a three-way logjam for top spot in their conference. The Trojans moved onto the playoffs where they slipped past Robert Bateman 14-13 in the opening round, avenging a 13point loss to the Abbotsford school back in September.

That result put the Boyd among the top eight “AA” programs in the province and also earned them some overdue respect. “Our record doesn’t look so good because we lost a couple of earlier games we really should have won,” added Haddow. “If that was the case, then we would

have been coming in here with a 6-3 record and had a lot more people’s attention. “I told the kids being a top eight team in the province is not bad at all. I’m proud of them. It’s been a fun year. They came to practice and worked hard every day. They were also fun to be around.”

Richmond athletes recognized for outstanding play on university teams

A number of university athletes from Richmond have been recognized for their outstanding play with awards at the national and conference levels. At the recent CIS National Field Hockey Championships in Calgary, a pair of former McRoberts Strikers standouts were named First Team All-Canadians for their play at schools back east. It was another honour for defender Kaelan Watson’s outstanding career at the University of Toronto. A year earlier, Watson was named MVP at the nationals in leading the Blues to the CIS championship. It

marked the third straight season fourth-year student has received been named First team All-Canadian. Meanwhile, midfielder Camille St-Cyr was recognized for her stellar play at McGill University in Montreal. The four-time conference all-star and team captain took on a defensive role this year after leading the Martlets in scoring the past two seasons. The end result was having a major leadership role in McGill earning its first conference playoff berth since 2003. It was also St-Cyr’s first time being named to the All-Canadian First Team after earning a spot on the second

team the previous two years. Meanwhile, on the gridiron, former Hugh Boyd standout Serge Kaminsky was named a Canada West all-star for helping the UBC Thunderbirds to one if its best seasons in recent memory. It marked the second straight year the fifth-year defensive lineman has earned conference honours. The T-Birds season ended last week with a quarter-final loss to Calgary. At SFU, offensive lineman Matthias Goossen was named a first team selection for the Great Northwest Athlete Conference All-Star Team.

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Another local athlete to shine at the Burnaby Mountain campus was also honoured in her senior season with the women’s soccer team. Goalkeeper Amelia Ng was named allconference second team after starting in 14 this season. She finished fourth on the conference in save percentage (0.845), first in saves (94) and first in saves per game (6.27). Also on the soccer pitch, former McRoberts star Natalie Hirayama was named a second team Canada West allstar for her role in midfield with the UBC Thunderbirds.

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Richmond F.C. Olympics dropped a 1-0 decision to the visiting Tsawwassen Royals in Vancouver Metro Soccer League division one action Saturday at Minoru Park.


Kendo club in top form at U.S. meet The Steveston Kendo Club solidified its reputation as one of the top clubs in the region with a strong showing at the annual Pacific Northwest Kendo Tournament in Seattle. The event attracted teams from Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Seattle, Alaska and the Vancouver area. Steveston athletes managed to capture medals in seven of 12 divisions. Stevestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior team of Chris Lam, Jacob Tubajon, Brandon Kato and Kenzo Matsushita took top honours. The senior team of Ian Miki, Ryan Murao, Neal Nakano, Jason Higo, Isao Takagaki managed a third place finish.

Individual results included: First place: Christopher Lam (13 - 15 Years Division), Wendy Robillard (Senior Ladies Black Belt Division). Second place: David Yao (Senior NonDegree (0-4 Kyu Division). Third place: Leo Leung (Senior NonDegree 0-4 Kyu Division), David Yao (Senior Non-Degree 0-4 Kyu Division), Jason Higo (1-2 Degree Black Belt Division), Ian Miki (1-2 Degree Black Belt Division). Fourth place: Leanne Murao (Senior Ladies Black Belt Division), Isao Takagaki (1-2 Degree Black Belt Division).

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2 BR Burkeville home, avail now, new appl, fresh paint, new flooring, gas f/p, close to school/park, $1525 incls heat/light, 604-273-1635 or 604-278-2205 2 BR, Odlin Cr, Nr school/bus & Cambie & # 3 Rd. w/d, new paint avail Dec1. N/S 604-618-2015 3 BR, 2 bath, new reno, granite, sundeck, skylites, #5/Bridgeport, immed, $2000 Ken 604-218-6090 4 BR, 2.5 bath, 1 garage, Gilbert Cr. near school, ns, np, Dec. 1, $2000+utils. 604-275-2629


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, 9811 Swansea Dr, sep ent, safe, central convenient loc, w/d & utils incl $700 ns np, now. 604-274-1917 or 604-818-3694. 1 BDRM ste, avail Dec 1, $750 incl utils, & w/d, #4 Rd Blundell/ Granville, ns np, 604-649-7694 1 BR bsmt ste, new large Rchmd, nr all amen, shops, school, $800 incl utils & cable, 604-447-0503

1 BR, new home, $760 incl utils, cable, net, w/d, N/S N/P, Williams & Ash. Dec 15.. 778-223-5430 1 BR, new house, #5 & Cambie, nr all amens, ns np, no laundry. $795 incls utils. Dec 1st. 604-214-9820, 604-710-1839 2 BR RMD PETS OK, 1,000sf, Ironwood area, 7 appl, $1,350 +50%util,ns Dec 1. 604-690-5921 # 3 & Williams, new 1 br deluxe ste, bright, sep entry, patio, $750 incl utils, ns np 604-272-1134


Townhouses Rent

3BDRM/2.5BTH NEW 9391 Alberta Rd. 3 lvls. S/S appl. W/D. F/P. 2 prkg sps. Fenced yd. 1 yr. lease. N/S, N/P. $2,200 Monthly Call: (604) 219-9744 RENTAL INCENTIVE East Richmond/New Westminster, 3 storey T/H, 5 appl, 2 bath, garage, f/p, From $1440. Call 604-522-1050

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Carman Fox


1 BDRM, # 303 - 5791 Granville Ave, 3rd flr, inste w/d, spac., clean quiet, 55+ only, $850 incl hydro, h/w, Dec 1. 604-448-0038 1 BR & den, main flr, 8051 Ryan Rd, Nr Williams/#3, ns np, no party, $900. NOW 604-779-6086



DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).


2011 FUNFINDER 18’ travel trailer, elec jack, awning, stabilizers slide out. $19,995. 604-521-6037



Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095


Collectibles & Classics


CONVERTIBLE 1979 Fiat Spider 2000 72,533 kms, $4,950, (778) 772-6975



EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671


2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 sell$2750 cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867


Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673





Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1985 GMC High Sierra 1500 truck grey/black with full bed liner, 222,000 kms Michelin ltx m/s tires in ex. cond. $3,300 obo. phone 604-943-8718 or604-868-8718 1990 FORD Ranger, 2 dr, ext cab, 2.9 engine, 5 spd, serviced by Ford, no rust, cloth int, new tires + more. $2,350. 604-524-6567


*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925


# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great cond $1400. 604-818-7315


ABBOTT HILLS Cleaning, bonded, honest, reliable, 30 yrs exp. own supplies, $18-$20/hr. 604-247-0092 or 604-374-3077

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Lawn & Garden

HEDGES TRIMMED 604-274-9656 Semi Retired Gardener, 35 years exp. Garden cleanups, pruning, free est. 604-277-6075

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver




and friends

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Call 1-866-690-3328 IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

Escort Services

1 BR large bsmt ste, own entry, $850 incls utils, laundry, cable, wireless internet, prkg, ns np, close to bus, Ironwood area. Dec 1st available. 604-617-2925

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.




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



YARD CLEAN-UP, gardening, hedges pruned, gutters cleaned, lawns cut, rubbish. 604-773-0075


Moving & Storage

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers



#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates




All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available



$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001


Painting/ Wallpaper



Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount:

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266

Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB


HIGH-END PAINTING Int/Ext, New Const. Lic/Ins. 604.600.6671


Paving/Seal Coating

JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345


Rubbish Removal

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187


Plumbing $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

HANDYMAN SERVICES Int./Ext. Propety Repairs + Paint + Power Wash + Guters Cleaned Comm/Res. Free Est. Peter 604-418-9404 Rmd.


10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062

Lawn & Garden

GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICE Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin Fall Yard Clean Ups Power Washing (Decks, Fences, Sidewalks) 604-986-0003 Office 604-581-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al

LAWN MAINTENANCE ✔ Aerating & Fertilizing ✔ Fall Specials on Now


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000


Renovations & Home Improvement

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

Maintenance & Contracting

220-JUNK (5865)


'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!' DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599

RUBBISH REMOVAL STARTING @ $50 Free Est . 604-214-0661


RIGHTWAY Home Services Renovation/Bsmt/Kitchen/Bathroom/ Painting/etc. ALAN: (604) 782−0992

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925



Landscape PLUS

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years


Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

A28 November 23, 2011 The Richmond News

O F R N G O I S V A I NG E S A Give a gift to your loved ones while supporting the Canadian Cancer Society!

Kin’s 2012 Calendars

Featuring Varieties of Fruits and Vegetables, Plus a What’s In Season Guide

$2 each

Plus HST

Fifty percent of the proceeds benefitting the

Prices effective: November 23rd - November 27th, 2011

Fresh & Tender

Fresh & Sweet

Sweet & Juicy


Fuyu Persimmons

Bartlett Pears

Peru Grown

California Grown

Washington Grown


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Blundell Centre

Blundell & No. 2 Rd Near McDonald’s 604.275.1401

Coppersmith Corner Steveston Hwy. & No. 5 Rd West of Canadian Tire 604.272.8887


Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons at stores listed. Assistant Manager at various locations. Great benefits and advancement opportunities. FAX: (604) 272-8065 EMAIL:

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Richmond News November 23 2011