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The hourly rate that community sports groups pay to use the city’s playing fields could rise for the first time in two years, according to a report.
Richmond’s Angus Reid concluded the best campaign of his CFL career by helping the B.C. Lions win the 99th Grey Cup championship, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on Sunday at B.C. Place Stadium.
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Poll by poll results throw up alternate council If the recent municipal election was determined by voters at Aberdeen Mall, Mayor Malcolm Brodie would still have won, but only by 21 votes. And council would have included Cynthia Chen, Alexa Loo, Carol Day and Cliff Wei. Incumbents Harold Steves, Linda Barnes, Ken Johnson and Evelina Halsey-Brandt would all have been kicked off council. These are just some of the numbers that give political pundits fodder for discussion as the city releases poll-by-poll election results. While some names topped the polls, regardless what part of the city they’re in, there is also plenty of diversity. Day would have gotten a seat on council, $
Aberdeen Mall voters wanted Alexa Loo, Cynthia Chen and Cliff Wei at city hall
for example, if it was up to the polling station at McNair secondary. The school is on No. 4 Road near where Day lives and where she’s been a strong neighbourhood advocate. Steves topped the polls at McMath secondary in Steveston and at the West Richmond Community Centre. Steveston is named after his family and he continues to operate a farm in the area. Loo would have found herself on council if it was up to voters at Homma elementary. In the lead up to the 2010 Games, the students at Homma “adopted” Loo, an Olympic snowboarder, through the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Adopt-an-Athlete program.
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However, speculating on exactly who voted for who and why is just that — speculation, said city spokesman Ted Townsend. “Staff wouldn’t comment on that,” he said. After provincial elections, pundits break down the results based on ridings and collate average income, ethnicity and other factors, but that’s not usually done at the civic level, he added. Although, information about why people voted or didn’t vote was collected after the 2008 election and used to help in this year’s “Get out to vote” campaign, Townsend noted. As far as the Aberdeen numbers go, mayoral candidate Richard Lee put the results down to name recognition.
Many would consider Steves’ name highly recognizable in Richmond, but it isn’t in many Chinese language papers, according to Lee. “Many of the Chinese language papers only profile Chinese candidates.” Bill McNulty disagrees, saying that he feels he’s been well covered by the Chinese media. McNulty puts the disparity between polls down to “plumping,” meaning that residents voted only for the few candidates they supported. McNulty believes this is what happened at four polls in particular, Aberdeen, City Centre, Lansdowne and the Cultural see Signs page 5
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Another unwanted Biennale artwork looks set for an extended stay in Richmond. Organizers of the “temporary” public art exhibition have asked the City of Richmond to hold onto Wind Waves at Garry Point Park until the end of next summer. The piece — which resembles a giant wavy, red ball — has been a fixture in the park since the 18-month exhibition kicked off in the fall of 2009. But since the event ended in the spring of this year, Vancouver Biennale has been unable to sell the artwork, which has been valued in the past at around $400,000. If they do find a buyer between now and the end of August 2012, the piece will move on. Until then, Biennale has requested the people of Richmond enjoy Wind Waves for the time being and it be included in the organization’s educational program, “Big Ideas,” for the remainder of the school year. “An extension to the exhibition at Garry Point Park would continue to be a benefit to the artistic and cultural enrichment of the city,” wrote the city’s public art planner, Eric Fiss, in a report which will be presented to the parks and recreation committee this week. “The extended temporary exhibition … will continue to offer many opportunities to enrich the city’s cultural fabric, promote tourism, advance art education and provide a legacy of community engagement.” Wind Waves, along with the other temporary Biennale works of art, are due to be removed at the end of this year. Should city council agree to allow Wind Waves to stay a little longer, the Biennale will be responsible for all maintenance and insurance coverage for risk of loss, release and indemnity. The Biennale will also be responsible for all costs associated with the removal of the work from the site. The News reported last month that the new owner of another Biennale piece — Water #10, at River and Cambie roads — asked the city to hold onto the artwork for another year or two until a new housing development in north Richmond is ready to receive it. Developer David Chung, who bought the
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Wind Waves, an art piece from the 2009 Biennale, may stay at Garry Point Park until next summer while it waits to be sold. piece for an undisclosed price, told the city he won’t be ready to relocate the artwork to his new Parc Riveria development on River Drive until 2013. Like Wind Waves, all costs associated with keeping the artwork in its location will be borne by the owner. Despite publicity, good and bad, surrounding the 18-month long Biennale, only Water #10 out of the 15 exhibits in Vancouver and Richmond has been sold. The controversial Lenin/Miss Mao piece
at Alderbridge and Elmbridge ways was valued at $700,000. Organizers of the Biennale also had to cancel their prestigious wrap-up gala auction due to poor ticket sales. It later issued a statement saying Vancouver perhaps wasn’t the right place for the type of artwork on show, insisting a more international market would have been a better fit. It’s now trying to flog the artworks on the aforementioned international stage.
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The City of Richmond is on the lookout for its annual army of Snow Angels to help the elderly and disabled this winter. As the colder weather kicks in, the city is asking volunteer organizations to become Snow Angels. Heavy winter snowfall can cause several problems for some Richmond residents — including elderly citizens and persons with illnesses and disabilities. Richmond’s Snow Angels can offer voluntary assistance with tasks such as snow removal and pickup and delivery of medication and groceries. “In its third year, the Richmond Snow Angels program is a much appreciated community service connecting helpful organizations with those who find themselves confined during severe winter storms,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Coordinated by the city, the program has registered several local organizations committed
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Annual increase could kick in at 1.75 per cent for first time in two years BY ALAN CAMPBELL
Playing field user fees are about to go up in Richmond for the first time in two years. Recognizing that community sports groups were feeling the financial pinch due to the HST and government grant cuts, the City of Richmond froze the 2011 fees associated with playing sports on all playing fields. But a report being placed before city council’s parks and recreation committee this week is calling for a modest 1.75 per cent increase for 2012. The city’s sports and community events manager, Eric Stepura, said it’s important the fees be bumped up every year to keep up with the cost of inflation. “For 2012, the provincial gaming grants for community sports groups have been, in most cases, re-established near former funding levels,” Stepura wrote. “Therefore, Richmond’s community field sports groups are in a better financial position to contribute towards the costs of operating, or upgrading, community playing fields.” Even keeping par with the cost of inflation will trail the costs of field maintenance, Stepura added. The fees — for grass, sand and artificial turf fields — increased by three per cent in both 2010 and 2009, a total of six per cent, after a city
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After being frozen this year in a bid to help struggling community sports groups, playing field fees are expected to be bumped up next year to meet growing costs. staff review of market rates. But the report points out that, after consultation with the Richmond Sports Council, it would be better for all concerned if a formula was established for an annual increase. The proposal for next year and for the foreseeable future is to base the annual increase on the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for Greater Vancouver, which sits at 1.75 per cent. Sixty per cent of fees collected for artificial turf fields are placed into
a special sports reserve fund as sustaining and new capital, with the rest going to field operation and administrative costs. While 100 per cent of fees collected for grass fields goes toward the upgrading of the current facilities, the proposed increase for next year would mean a youth group paying $20.51 an hour for a full-size artificial field, as opposed to $20.16 at the moment. If approved by the committee, the decision still needs to be ratified by city council next month.
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Continued from page 1 Centre. It also explains the huge disparity in numbers between candidates, with some earning three times as many votes as others. McNulty also believes the results at those four polling stations has to do with the citizens’ group, Richmond Choice, which worked hard to get their vote out. Alice Tsang’s name is associated with this group and Tsang has worked on MP Alice Wong’s federal campaign. Carol Day says she’s not sure what to make of the poll results, but says she wants to look into it further. “I hope this doesn’t reflect a polarization in the city,” adding that she questions if ethnicity is playing a role. For a complete break down of the numbers, poll by poll, go to the News website at www.richmond-news.
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Be wary of arm’s-length This week, the provincial government announced the creation of a new auditor-general for local government (AGLG). It remains to be seen whether this is a good thing. The watchdog, due to set up shop in Surrey this spring, is billed as a new source of “neutral, non-binding advice” that will ensure municipal tax dollars are spent well. On the surface, this sounds like a fine idea, but in light of Victoria’s history with arm’s-length institutions, British Columbians should take it with a grain of salt. If the AGLG shapes up to be an objective, competent body with full independence from the province, it could well provide a valuable service. Its number crunchers could sniff out inefficiencies and hold up bad civic decision making to voter scrutiny. Assuming the savings they found outweighed the cost of the agency, it would be good for everyone. But, if the office is subject to interference from on high, it will become a destructive political tool of the party in power. Much of the recent rise in municipal spending can be attributed to the downloading of costs from higher levels of government and long deferred infrastructure maintenance that has come home to roost. If the province, through a new AGLG puppet, decides to create illusory savings by kicking necessary expenditures further down the road — as it did with BC Hydro — the end result will be a painful hit for future municipal taxpayers. The devil will be in the details, and the devil in this case could be a fearsome beast.
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Respect, move for your elder transit passengers The Editor, I ride the Canada Line from Richmond to downtown Vancouver two to three times a week, every week. I have noted the following problem (aside from cheaters): Disrespect for the priority seats for seniors and those with disabilities. Last week, a senior was sitting on the aisle side of the seat with a young person on the window side, earphones in place and both thumbs twittering. At the Lansdowne stop, two elderly ladies boarded what was a rather crowded car. They stood for a moment — no one moved. There was at least six to eight young people in the immediate vicinity, all earphones and thumbs. Finally, the senior in the aisle seat nudged the youngster to his right, pointing out the restriction sign. He got up and one lady was able to sit, no one else moved. The senior then rose and gave the seat to the remaining standing lady. He stood holding the middle support while the world around him earphoned and twittered. This continued until Waterfront. I know this story to be true — I was that senior. Robert W. Randall Richmond
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By-election wins may help Liberals The next provincial election is supposedly not until May 2013, but we will have two critical by-elections before then — and there could be more. Two B.C. Liberal MLAs have quit (or have served notice of quitting) and that means a byelection must be held within six months of them giving up their seats. The Port MoodyCoquitlam seat left vacant by Iain Black must be filled by next April, while the Chilliwack-Hope riding that Barry Penner will give up early in the New Year likely has to be filled by sometime in June. But Premier Christy Clark has indicated she may hold both by-elections at the same time, which may make things more interesting. Will more Liberal MLAs decide to quit early, thus creating a scenario for three or even four by-elections to occur at once? Clark said she is looking for “renewal” of her political party, as it desperately tries to rebrand itself in ways that provide distance from former premier Gordon Campbell. She equates that renewal with old faces leaving and new ones coming on board, so she appears not to be particularly upset that Black and Penner have left. Will she pressure other sitting MLAs who may not run again into leaving sometime next spring to allow for the chance for some new blood to be injected early? The MLAs would have
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to be located in so-called “safe” Liberal seats to provide the best chance of hanging on to the riding. That’s one of the rumours making the rounds at the legislature. Ridings in West Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan are where the Liberals won by the widest margins in 2009, so keep an eye on whether any MLAs from those areas pull the plug. Based on the last election results, and the current level of party support in opinion polls, it would appear the NDP has a pretty good shot at winning the Port Moody seat. The NDP has recruited former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini as its candidate this time, which should give the party’s chances a big lift. Of course, Trasolini may bring with him some baggage, but his name recognition will go a long way. The Chilliwack-Hope riding is a safer bet for the Liberals, at least on paper. Penner won there in 2009 by more than 20 percentage points, or more than 3,300 votes. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins has said he won’t run in that riding’s by-election, which doesn’t exactly make him or his
party look particularly confident. The Conservatives grabbed more than seven per cent last time, so it would need to almost triple its vote in the by-election to allow the NDP to win through the back door. If there are only two by-elections and the NDP and the Liberals split the outcome, the result is not necessarily that terrible for Clark. Governments rarely win by-elections anyway. However, if Clark can fashion a scenario that sees a couple of other safe Liberal seats open up and then follows that up with by-election wins in those ridings, that could provide the kind of momentum she desperately needs to beat back the Conservative vote. Winning a couple of contests in West Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and/or the Okanagan would at least provide evidence that the B.C. Liberals’ chances for victory in the next provincial election are not dead, and in fact are quite alive. On a personal note, it’s with mixed feelings that I watch Penner leave the political scene. It’s great news for his young family, of course, but Penner is one of the bestliked MLAs on either side of the house. Penner earned a reputation as a decent, hard-working MLA in his 15-year career. He shall be missed. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.
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the lack of common sense used to allow the building projects on the old Fantasy Garden Lands when there is so much congestion on Steveston and No. 5 roads during rush hour. The congestion is nothing new, so why would you approve building permits that will no doubt add to it? I am tired of the lack of common sense that prevails with all levels of government these days. It is time they be held accountable for their spending and bring it under control. Start with a reduction in the mayor’s salary and benefits instead of cutting needed programs. I have to live within a budget so why shouldn’t they? Nena Carpenter Richmond
Challenge city council into action The Editor, Who’s running city hall? The child poverty rate is too high and the Potters Club is in dire straits. Our mayor and some councillors have called former Mayor Greg HalseyBrandt’s statement about city hall being run by senior staff, misplaced. Brodie pronounced his office and council make all the decisions. Well, I hope there is no disagreement that the B.C.
child poverty rate at 16.4 per cent (2009), compared to our national 12 per cent, is a legitimate citizens’ concern. When Richmond’s child poverty rate ranks amongst the highest in B.C., it should be a concern for council. Again, our Potters Club has made a case when city raised their rent by 300 per cent in 2010, then by another 15 per cent in 2011 (with roll back of contract concessions on top).
These actions have put the club in a grave financial position. Meetings with city staff brought no solutions in sight, according to club president. Well, if this council is running things, let them take action to address this concern. I trust our mayor will take charge of things at city hall and save our Potters Club. Richard Lee Richmond
It’s a common problem for many and a local podiatrist now has a new tool in the fight against toenail fungus. Dr. Thomas Troy introduced the PinPointe FootLaser to his Tsawwassen practice at the end of March after it was cleared by Health Canada earlier this year. The laser is a fast, effective and drug-free way to deal with toenail fungus, he said. Toenail fungus is a common problem. Troy said about 10 per cent of the population has it, a rate that increases to 30 per cent at the age of 50. Keeping toenail fungus at bay is both an issue of aesthetics — it causes the nail to become thick and discoloured — and keeping a communicable disease from spreading. A fungal infection can lead to more serious health issues for patients with diabetes or immune disorders. Aside from the aesthet-
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Offshore dollars pose possible cause to poverty rates The Editor, Re: “Child poverty rate still too high in Richmond,” News, Nov. 25. On Nov. 25, I had the pleasure of attending the University of B.C. graduation. A big bonus was watching Dr. David Suzuki receive an Honourary Doctorate and hearing his words to the attendees. He talked about his early work as a geneticist on fruit flies, about the pure science of it and his surprise at finding out the work of some geneticists had been used to “prove” Caucasians to be the superior race, with horrific results. Suzuki spoke to students about the need for them to ensure they examine their results in a larger context. I came home to find the News on my doorstep and the headline, “Child poverty rate still too high in Richmond.”
The statistics quoted in the article are astounding, but they don’t reflect what I see through my involvement in the community. The source of those statistics is taxable income reported to Revenue Canada. They are the statistics we’ve historically relied upon to establish “poverty,” but they are statistics that may not paint a true picture any more. My young graduate friend comes from a household that, according to those statistics, lives in poverty — but they don’t. Like hundreds of students who have attended school with my children and at least half a dozen on my short street, her family is substantially supported by income earned and taxed elsewhere in the world. This may well be part of why Richmond’s “poverty” statistics are so high. In other parts of our province, especially small commu-
nities where bartering economies are starting to prevail, the CRC statistics may also mislead. During the recent election, one candidate said 25 per cent of all Richmond children go to school hungry. Statements like this, so obviously incorrect, get in the way of targeting resources at those who do suffer in poverty and who really need our help. The study that Kim Winchell of Family Place will begin early next year is critical to a much better understanding of and response to poverty in Richmond. Let’s not get one set of data confused with another set of outcomes. Dr Suzuki would want us to get all our facts in before declaring the conclusions. Julie Halfnights Richmond
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“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” Who doesn’t remember that iconic line from the multiple Academy award-winning movie, The Sound of Music? The story of the von Trapp family has touched the hearts of young and old alike for more than 40 years. When Vancouver actor Ian Butcher heard the Gateway Theatre was producing The Sound of Music, he wasted no time jumping at the opportunity to audition. “Captain von Trapp was definitely a role I wanted to play,” said the 41-year-old Butcher. “I knew I could play him and although I haven’t done a lot of musicals, this was one I didn’t want to miss out on.” The Shakespearian-trained actor and alumni of Studio 58 said his years of performing with Bard on the Beach definitely helped him to prepare for his audition for von Trapp’s character. “He was a navy officer, a kingly sort of character, similar to some men I’ve played with Bard on the Beach,” he said. “Georg had a lot of walls up and his naval experience shaped his family life after his wife died.” The movie told the dramatized, but true, story of Maria von Kutschera, a nun-in-training in the Benedictine Convent on Nonnberg in Salzburg. She was sent by her Mother Superior to be the governess for Baron Georg Ritter von Trapp — a rather stiff and proper ex-commander from the former AustroHungarian Navy. The recently widowed von Trapp — who had seven children, Rupert, Agathe, Maria, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna and Martina — needed a governess for the
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Ian Butcher, plays Captain von Trapp in Gateway Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music. sickly Maria. “The captain has walls up. He’s lived by the rules and discipline of the navy for so long that he’s forgotten how to deal with his children in a loving manner,” he said. “With the help of Maria, he goes from a discipline man to a vulnerable one at the end of the play.” Butcher, who spoke to the News during a break in rehearsals, said he does feel a little pressure playing such “a beloved character.” “Everybody will have that comparison to the movie, especially of Christopher Plummer’s von Trapp, but the stage version has a different quality and more interpretation of the captain,” added Butcher. “It’s a wonderful challenge to portray so many facets of his personality. “I think von Trapp was challenged because he was dealing with the passing of his wife, while trying to raise his seven children.” see Focus page 19
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Christopher McGregor directs the play, attempting to focus on the day-to-day struggles of the family. The opportunity to direct such a much-loved story was too good to pass up for the award-winning director. “The Sound of Music has meant so much to so many people for a variety of reasons, whether it’s the music, the characters or the themes…people have fallen in love with the story,” McGregor said. “The love of this iconic musical has given me one of my biggest directing challenges. “I wanted to find balance between what an audience wants and expects, yet at the same time make it fresh, relevant and full of surprises.” The Sound of Music is certainly one of the most popular and beloved musicals of all-time, winning several Tony and Academy Awards in the early1960s. “When Simon (Johnston, Gateway Theatre’s executive and artistic director) asked me what I thought the heart of this musical was, I told him it was ‘the family,’” said McGregor.
“On some level, everyone understands the struggles a family goes through on a day to day basis, so I decided to make this my primary focus in this production. “I’ve worked very hard to illuminate the journey this family takes to overcome their many trials and tribulations.” McGregor went on to say, “The cast is extremely talented and have put in eight hours a day in rehearsals, six days a week for five weeks (except the child actors), without a complaint. The kids are also extremely talented, hard working and very disciplined.” The Gateway Theatre presents its Christmas production of the The Sound of Music, opening Dec. 9 to 31 on the MainStage, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Tickets are available by phoning the theatre’s box office at 604-270-1812 or online at www.gatewaytheatre. com. Note: Some of the shows, including six out of the seven matinees, are already sold out.
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Continued from page 18 This two-hour production is one of the Gateway’s largest, with a cast of 30 and a 10-piece orchestra. “It’s a great cast and we all get along so well,” said Butcher. “The music and the dancing are great, and I think the audience will love the dramatic ending.” The film was originally based on the book, The Von Trapp Family Singers, by Maria von Trapp (1949), as well as adapted from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 Broadway hit. The Gateway production is not a true version of the movie, said its director Christopher McGregor. “The audience will get a lot of extra surprises … I wanted to find different approaches to a scene and offer something different,” said the seasoned director of 15 years. “I want to give the audience a journey, to have them totally engaged in the play and have them believe they’ve never seen the play before. “It’s a tall order but I’m not interested in doing the movie.” The play takes place between June 1937 and March 1938. “There are lots of authentic 1937 military costumes and suits in the play,” said McGregor, who has a Masters in directing from the University of B.C. “In the ballroom scene, our costume designer Carmen Alatorre, found a beautiful 1930 princess dress for Maria. “She researched dresses and suits online to be as authentic as possible.”
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A dream season for Lions veteran
Angus Reid will ponder his future after an all-star year with Grey Cup champions BY MARK BOOTH
Having helped the B.C. Lions complete an almost unthinkable turnaround to become Grey Cup champions, a good night’s sleep just wasn’t on Angus Reid’s priority list. “I haven’t slept yet,” chuckled the charismatic 35-year-old from Richmond on Monday afternoon at the team’s training facility in Surrey, a day after the Lions 3423 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in front of 54,000 fans at B.C. Place Stadium. “I tried to sleep but I was just too fired up. The adrenaline and some of the alcohol eventually does wear off and you feel (the physical) pain and realize just how much you hurt. Still, the smile never leaves the face.” The veteran offensive lineman will have plenty to smile about over the next six months following one of the most wild rides in the team’s 48-year history. After starting the season with a 1-6 record, that included a lopsided home field loss to the Bombers back in mid-August, the Lions went on an incredible tear, winning 12 of their last 13 games to capture their sixth ever Grey Cup championship. If that isn’t enough for Reid to enjoy, how about being named to the Western Division All-Star Team then earning the first All-CFL selection of his 11-year professional career? These accomplishments came after Reid had been told prior to the 2010 season he would no longer be the team’s starting centre and he would only serve in a back-up role. He not only eventually won back his old job but has gone on to play the best football of his life and become one of the faces of the franchise. That’s why many are won-
dering why the Simon Fraser University graduate would consider walking away from the game now, despite his birth certificate suggesting it might be time. Even with teammate Dean Valli yelling on the background “he will be back,” Reid said he will be taking his time decide if he will be returning in 2012 or embark on the next stage of his life. Among his numerous offfield activities is hosting a weekly Lions segment on the TEAM 1040. “Physically, I feel worn out,” he said. “Right now I feel like resting and not thinking too far ahead because there is just too much to enjoy right now. This is the time for healing, enjoying Christmas then talking to the boss (general manager/head coach Wally Buono) to find out what the team’s needs are.” While many of his teammates celebrated the cup win with a night on the town, Reid enjoyed the victory at the team’s hotel with a number of others. “Some guys went out and had a lot of fun,” he said. “We had our reception at the hotel. We had a ballroom with food, drinks, music and a lot of photo opportunities. I pretty much stayed there until late then got up to the room where I watched (the game’s) highlights again and again. I tried to fall asleep then it was morning.” This is Reid’s second Grey Cup championship with the Lions. B.C. also won in 2006, the first in the Wally Buono era. That was part of a run that saw the Lions finish first in the Western Division for four consecutive seasons. “In 2006 we were still waiting to win our first cup after we got to the cup in 2004. The expectations were high for over two years
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B.C. Lions Angus Reid hoists the Grey Cup following the B.C. Lions 34-23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 99th Grey Cup played on Sunday at B.C. Place Stadium. The victory capped an outstanding campaign for the 11-year CFL veteran from Richmond. and there was a build up of when is this great team going to win. This year we came out 0-5 and a lot of people were writing us off. We had to crawl our way back. It was completely different season, feeling and group (of players) this time. “That’s the genius of this team. Every team is talented but the mental toughness of this team not
to implode or give up, not point fingers is a true testament how good of team this group is.” What also separates the two championships was the Lions winning the 2006 Grey Cup in Winnipeg against the Montreal Alouettes. This time it was done in front of their hometown fans. The last CFL team to win the cup in their own stadium was also
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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 email@example.com and they will investigate.
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RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN DEC 4 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5
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Collection of 196 different Pen Delﬁn pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.
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THE ECONOMY Is Heating Up! Welders Millwrights/Machinists will be in high demand. Be prepared. 16 week preemployment programs at GPRC. January classes. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina Inc., we will dispose of goods, namely: (1) 40’ Power Boat, debtor “Russell MacKinnon” to recover $2,406.86 plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related. This unit will be made available for sale after December 3, 2011. Unit is currently being stored at Shelter Island Marina Inc., 120-6911 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC. To view call @ 604-434-2448.
By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Park N Fly Vancouver., we will dispose of goods, namely: One (1) 2001 Honda Odyssey, VIN# 2HKRL18651H001288, debtor “Lloyd Teng Cobankiat” to recover $6,113.16, plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related. Items are currently being stored at Park N Fly Vancouver., 6380 Miller Road, Richmond. This unit will be made available for sale after December 3, 2011.
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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 BDRM Apt, avail immed, Nr College/skytrain, ammen, prkg, pool, $825, call 604-324-3328 1 BR & den, main flr, 8051 Ryan Rd, Nr Williams/#3, ns np, no party, $900. NOW 604-779-6086 2 BEDROOM waterfront condo in Mariner’s Village, Steveston. Indoor pool / jacuzzi. 2 Parking spaces, views of the Gulf Islands. Jan. 1st. Dennis 604-764-2033.
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