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Singin’ the blues no more ... Richmond A1 Blues Justin deGraauw raises the championship trophy following his team’s 4-0 win over the Alaska Wolves on Saturday at Minoru Arenas to capture the “AAA” Division at the 31st annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament. The Blues are the first host team to prevail in 14 years. For more details visit page 12.

NEW YEAR BABY

New son destined to bring good luck to prophetic year

BENJAMIN YONG SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

New parents James Jin and Ivy Dou sit proudly in their home with their new arrival, baby Marcus, who weighed in at 8 pounds 1 once.

Couple not fazed by the doomsday 2012 prophecy Special to the News

End of the world or not, Richmondites James Jin, 29 and Ivy Dou, 24, were ecstatic that their baby boy Marcus was the first to be born in the city in 2012. “Before I started pushing I (knew), and I wanted him to be the first baby (of the year),” said Dou. “I think it’s very significant, very lucky.” Luck is even in the infant’s name, which in Chinese is Shi (which means world) Hao $

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TO DO: TO DO: The 30th annual Richmond Tree Chip takes place Jan. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Garry Point Park.This is a fundraising event for the Richmond Firefighters IAFF Local 1286. There will also be students onsite doing garbage and recycling separation for extra high school credits.

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Winnie Kwok gets her Zumba class going into full swing at the South Arm Community Centre. Zumba has become one of the most popular fitness routines in the world.

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Everyone’s doin’ the Zumba BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

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The dreaded New Year’s resolution. Initially, we are so sure we are going to follow through, we even write them down and tape them on the fridge as a bold reminder, but sadly many of us break our resolutions within 10 days. According to dozen of websites tracking the top 10 broken resolutions, getting fit and losing weight ranks as the top promise most of us flunk out on. Every year, thousands of us hit the gym in hopes of ridding ourselves of those stubborn extra pounds that somehow crept up on us throughout the year, and especially during the holidays. We at the News are well aware of how difficult it can be to keep a fitness resolution, so we spoke to Sharon Taylor, fitness coordinator at South Arm Community Association, to find out if there was a fun new fitness class that might help keep us motivated. Hands down, Taylor said, it’s Zumba. “I can’t keep up with the demand since we introduced it last year,” she said. This Latin fitness dance craze was born in Columbia by Alberto Perez in the 1990s. It’s popularity soon swept

Fitness dance new number one way to get fit in the New Year

through the world. “I asked Winnie, our instructor, what Zumba is all about and she said ‘it’s a fun dance workout for people of all ages. They dance to the funky rhythms of salsa, reggae, cha cha, tango, hip hop and rock ‘n’ roll,” said Taylor. “It’s easy to follow — even for people with two left feet and there are always smiles on peoples’ faces during the class. One does not realize they are exercising.” It is so popular, added Taylor, that she’s thinking of introducing a fifth class in early February to

deal with the increased demand. Here’s what is available right now at South Arm Community Centre: ! Zumba Gold (for 55+) Wednesdays at 1 p.m., starting Jan 18. ($45 for 10 sessions or pay the regular drop in rate $5.50). ! Zumba (for all ages) starts the week of the 9th, on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ($8.30 drop in or if you register it’s $6.50 per class). For more information, call 604-718-8488 or email Staylor@

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If you prefer to workout in the privacy of your own home, or you want to try out some exercise DVDs before you buy, Richmond Public Library’s communications officer Shelley Civkin has compiled a list based of type and then offers examples of titles you can choose from. ! Pilates: Number of DVDs: 38: 10 minute Solution. Pilates for Beginners; Get rid of Mummy Tummy; Denise Austin. Body Burn with Dance and Pilates ! Aerobic exercises: Number of DVDs: 29: The biggest Loser. The Workout. Power Walk; Leslie Sansone Walk at Home. 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk ! Yoga: Number of DVDs: 80:

richmond.ca or visit the website at http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/ centres/southarmcentre/southarm. htm. If you would like to try out Zumba, you can for the price of a pair of new socks. This Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. South Arm is hosting Salsa for Socks, a fun, free fundraiser taught by Zumba instructors and a yoga instructor. Bring new socks or money to purchase them and come and support those less fortunate in Richmond.

Weight Loss Yoga; Ageless with Kathy Smith. Staying Strong ! Physical Fitness: Number of DVDs: 139: Sculpt and burn body blitz; Killer buns and thighs; Joel Harper’s Fit Pack. Self-defense and Power Building Workout ! Fitness Walking: Number of DVDs: 7 Walk Away the Pounds. Ultimate Collection; Prevention Fitness Systems. Walk Yourself Fit ! Exercise for older people: Number of DVDs: 7: Yoga for Grandparents — Sit and be Fit ! Exercise for children: Number of DVDs: 15: Your Private Guide to Junior Yoga


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Shoppers hit the malls early Over at the sporting goods giant Sport Chek, general manager Aidan Lightfoot said there have been sales as usual, but things haven’t changed all that much from the year previous. “There’s been some growth, just not rapid.” In fact, since the financial crisis everything has pretty much “flatlined.” He said their business has mirrored the housing market when there was a boom as industry flourished and people flocked to B.C. The store also has to contend with another crucial variable not common to all other establishments — the weather. With a summer that started late, followed by a winter that has so far been mild, people haven’t been in as much of a hurry to buy snorkels or skis as they normally would. The most consistent sellers are outerwear and shoes that are plucked off the shelves pretty much year round. On Boxing Day, however, Lightfoot said there was a spike in purchases with 2,500 people making their way through the store starting at 8 a.m. when the mall opened. On regular days, the store sees

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Customers seem to have regained some confidence lost in recent years during the economic downturn. At least that’s one explanation for why they were out shopping earlier this holiday season. Traditionally, people wait closer to Christmas to hit the malls, but not this year, said Richmond Centre marketing director Leslie Matheson. “There was more traffic and sales in November,” she said. Retailers didn’t offer the deep discounts in mid to late December they once did, and customers have picked up on that trend. Overall sales were up compared to last year, and the numbers for December has been about the same. Matheson said the most popular item has been portable electronics like cell phones and tablet computers, which were “up hugely.” Ifti Sahib, manager at the luxury cut-crystal shop Swarovski in Richmond Centre, agreed that business was steady, even without any price cuts. “We’re a brand that never goes on sale,” said Sahib. “(Business has) been very good.”

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about a quarter of that traffic. The increased consumer confidence may translate into more jobs, according to the latest employment outlook survey by the international staffing agency Manpower. The survey results indicated employers in the area expect a healthy hiring climate for the first quarter of 2012. “Richmond-Delta’s first quarter net employment outlook of 20 per cent is an improvement from the outlook of 16 per cent, which was reported from the previous quarter,” said Gord Bretsen, regional director for Manpower’s Pacific region, in a press release. “It is also a seven percentage point increase from the outlook reported during the same time last year.” The news isn’t quite as good for the department store chain Sears. It’s been reported that Sears Canada shares were down 40 per cent this year so far closing at $11.56 last week. Sears Holdings Corp, which owns 94 per cent of the Canadian division, plans to close 120 stores south of the border. The company did not return calls for comment.

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Continued from page 1 Originally from China, Jin and Dou immigrated independently to Canada with their families in the early 2000s and met in Richmond through friends. Moving back to Beijing sometime around 2005 so Dou could finish university, the couple got married soon after. They decided to return to Canada to raise a child. “School life, and everything — food, milk (is better here),” said Jin. “There’s a lot of bad news around China right now about (tainted baby formula) so we are concerned about that issue. “We think everything here is healthier, that’s why (we moved back to Canada).” They were extra careful with planning for the future because they want to start adding more to their family in a year or two.

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Guns and drugs swept off Richmond’s streets BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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A specialized police squad has taken a haul of guns and drugs off the streets of Richmond. While targeting a local “dial-a-dope” cocaine operation, the Richmond RCMP’s Drug Target Team raided a home in the city on Dec. 22. It was looking for suspects believed to be involved in trafficking drugs and guns in the city and across the Lower Mainland. The team’s bust came on the back of an investigation that kicked off in June 2011 and has netted three handguns with ammunition — which include a loaded .40 cal. H and K USP semi-automatic handgun, .22 cal semi automatic Ruger pistol, a .38 spl Smith and Wesson revolver. Approximately 15 ounces of cocaine, one pound of marijuana, numerous vials of steroids and street level amounts of

MDMA have also been seized. “The seizure of these firearms has ensured that they are not used for any criminal acts such as what we have seen in the Lower Mainland over the recent Christmas season,” said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, senior spokesperson for the Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service. “The investigation is not over and we require the public’s assistance in locating four suspects that have outstanding warrants for PHOTO SUBMITTED their arrest and who Jinagh Navasremain at large.” Rivas As part of the team’s investigation, the following four suspects have been charged, but remain at large with warrants issued for their arrest: ! Jinagh Navas-Rivas, 21 — Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson’s foster son

— has been charged with one count of unlawfully transferring a .22 cal Ruger pistol and ammunition and two counts of unlawfully trafficking in cocaine. ! Vinh Hoang David Le, 25, of Vancouver, PHOTO SUBMITTED has been charged Vinh Hoang David with 13 counts of Le unlawfully trafficking cocaine and one count of unlawfully trafficking MDMA. ! Raymond Kwok Pui Ma, 47, of Vancouver, has been charged with one count of unlawfully trafficking cocaine. ! Leslie James PHOTO SUBMITTED Miller, 29, of Raymond Kwok Pui Ma Vancouver, has been

charged with one count of unlawfully transferring a .22 cal Ruger pistol and ammunition, one count of unlawfully transferring a .38 cal Smith and Wesson revolver and ammunition and one count of possessing a loaded prohibited .40 cal Heckler & Kotch handgun. Miller has been arrested and is in custody. He appeared in Richmond Provincial Court on Dec. 28, where he was held in custody until Jan. 5 for his next court appearance. Police expect to identify and charge three additional suspects as the investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding the ongoing investigation and the whereabouts of the four outstanding suspects is asked to call Const. Chris Pyper of the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit their website at External Linkwww.Solvecrime.ca

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Growing demand is a concern for teachers says union Special to the News

With more than 1,700 students this year and one of the highest course completion rates in B.C., successful is a pretty good word to describe the Richmond Virtual School. Still, there are concerns over the direction modern education is heading. RVS presented a report to trustees at last night’s board of education meeting, which outlined the program’s achievements and challenges — such as its mushrooming enrollment that has increased by 335 per cent in the RVS’s four years of existence. More students are looking for courses to take on the Internet, and the Richmond School District wants to ensure they stay here, said Ray Jung, director of instruction, technology and communication services. “We want to make sure this is locally-focused on Richmond students,” he said, unlike other online learning networks in the province that freely take applicants from all over. Most high school students (currently, the program is only available to student Grades 10 through 12) have one or two class-

es of their eight-course load through RVS. It’s been a hit with websavvy students with busy schedules, as well as those with social issues like shyness, said Jung. “Sometimes there are social pressures in the classroom for some students that can be a distraction in terms of learning, (which are avoided) when they’re online.” The growing popularity of virtual education is a cause of concern to the Richmond Teachers Association, said president Al Klassen, who said problems may arise if people start shopping outside of the school district for distance classes. “We don’t get funding for students who take the course (elsewhere),” said Klassen. “It affects our bottom line. We’re still providing what we call the bricks and mortar, with fewer students using it. We get less money to take care of the needs of the system.” An estimated 600 Richmond students are currently registered with other districts according to the report. There is also an issue with making sure teachers stay local, but Jung said all but one of the instruc-

tors participating in RVS also teach in area high schools. The trick, then, is finding a way to pay for and balance the imminent expansion of e-learning while continuing to meet the needs of traditional classroom education. That said, Klassen doesn’t discount the value of the relatively new program. “We recognize it is a way to learn and some students need that kind of thing,” he said. “We understand that demand is there.”

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Four Richmond girls prepare to take the plunge at the 32nd Annual Polar Bear Swim at Centennial Beach on New Year’s Day From left is Ece Boz, Kelly Thomas, Amanda Gresko and Rowena Madi. About 1,500 people came out to watch the 355 brave souls who braved the chilly waters.

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Harlot, from left, are Richmond’s Erik Peters (bass), Trevor Wilson (drums), Roddy Mac (vocals) and Richmond’s Wes Sped (guitar). been inspired at an early age. Sped has been teaching guitar since he was 17. He was classically trained in jazz at Vancouver Community College. “I’ve been playing the guitar for 12 years,” he added. Peters, a Richmond secondary graduate and a University of B.C. student majoring in history, still trains with a professional bassist and practices one to two hours daily. Mac, whose dad was a professional musician, has honed his artistic talent first at the age of four tickling the ivories before picking up the saxophone at eight. “I started singing around six and have been teaching singing lessons for the

last two years,” said Mac, adding he’s been compared to a “male Tracy Chapman (An American singer/songwriter).” The hometown boys, Sped and Peters, said they believe Harlot is a finalist because “we have great chemistry on stage, our shows have lots of energy and we come together as musicians who are serious and committed to the band.” Peters added: “More than 110 people came out to see us perform at the Biltmore the night we won the show. We also won another show at the Roxy… that was our first major gig.” In order to strengthen its sound and stage presence,

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A rock song about how North Americans are lazy and spoiled has garnered local rock band, Harlot, a coveted finalist spot in Supernova’s Battle of the Bands. “The song, The Same, is a classic cliché about what’s going on around the world, the homelessness and poverty and how lazy our generation can be,” said vocalist Roddy Mac. “It’s also about how much we have here in Canada.” Richmond’s Erik Peters, one of the founding members of the indie rock band (with fellow Richmondite Wes Sped) went on to say: “Winning would mean a three month consultation with S.L. Feldman and Associates (B.C.’s top music booking agency), so we are exceedingly excited,” said No wonder these generation Y’ers are keyed up. S.L. Feldman and Associates represent superstars such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Diana Krall, David Usher, Nelly Furtado, The Tragically Hip, and Our Lady Peace. Formed a year ago, Harlot consists of Peters on bass, Sped on guitar, Roddy Mac, vocals and on drums Trevor Wilson of Ladner. Although the band is still in its infancy, its members (who range in age from 21 to 23) have all

the band is booking as many gigs as it can. “The industry has changed so much and people aren’t buying CDs much any more,” said Mac, adding their first gig was at Richmond’s Pumphouse. “The only way for a band like ours to increase our fan base is to get out there and get on stage as much as possible. “We also have to rely on the viral market, social media.” With the upcoming Battle of the Bands competition, the guys are rehearsing at least three times a week for sessions running two hours. So far, Harlot has penned eight original songs and plans on writing new material this year, with the hopes of putting out a CD in the near future. The final Supernova Battle of the Bands happens on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret. It pits Harlot against 11 other top independent bands for the ultimate prize — a chance to work with top music booking agents. For more information about Harlot, visit www. myspace.com/harlot.band. For more information about Supernova and its Battle of the Bands, visit www.supernova.com.

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f there is one way history will mark 2011, it will be as the year the people regained their voice. With luck, 2012 will be remembered as the year that voice brought about change. From the Arab Spring protests in North Africa and the Middle East to the Occupy movement in the world’s financial centres to more recent demonstrations in Moscow, this past year saw an unprecedented, global outpouring of anger. While the targets varied, the protests were aimed in broad terms at a single issue: the elevation of the few at the expense of the many. Recent decades have seen a growing disparity between rich and poor in the West - both in terms of wealth and influence and the continued tolerance of undemocratic regimes. 2011’s mass demonstrations called attention to these problems, but have yet to bring about solutions. In the Arab world, one despot after another has toppled, but as has been underscored by crackdowns in Egypt, it is far from clear that their replacements will be any better. In wealthier countries, the Occupy movement has influenced the debate, but it has yet to narrow the gap. This year, the supporters of these movements have to sharpen their focus. In the Arab world and elsewhere, demonstrators have to maintain the pressure until truly accountable government is achieved, and in the West we must refuse to support any alternative. Closer to home, Occupy’s successors have to demand specific policy changes aimed at fairer compensation, taxation and campaign finance. With energy and intelligence, outrage can give rise to progress.

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Don’t tip for tipping’s sake The Editor, In recent years, a trend perpetrated by Richmond’s restaurateurs has been insidiously gaining ground at the expense of hardworking Richmondites: a gratuity automatically being slipped onto the unsuspecting patron’s restaurant bill. In years past, my family of four has enjoyed a New Year’s Day buffet at a restaurant at a hotel in Richmond, and every year the staff quietly adds a 15 per cent gratuity to the bill at the end of the meal. Every year, I demand the gratuity be removed, and every year the staff does so with apologies. Not this year though. After making our annual reservation with the hotel, the restaurant phoned me back to inform me that on top of the $35 they charge per plate, they would charge a 15 per cent gratuity — for a buffet! Why do restaurateurs feel they can get away with charging the public what is essentially an extra tax? Because they know that despite this imposition, most restaurant patrons feel too awkward to complain. Tipping the restaurant is not mandatory and should be done only at the discretion of the patron. Indeed, had this restaurant not demanded a 15 per cent gratuity, I might have left a 20 per cent tip, as I have in the past. If people do not like the service or the food, they should not reward the restaurant with a tip. A. Shirran Richmond

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Clark & Co face federal waiting game The federal government’s decidedly right-ward shift has some potentially big implications for B.C. and whichever party forms the next government here. It also has the chance of making the political tightrope Premier Christy Clark has been walking when it comes to relations with the Harper government that much trickier to navigate. Many have long wondered just how right-wing Prime Minister Stephen Harper was and the early indications after the last election are that he has moved his government to a footing that is more to the hard right than anything seen previously. No doubt emboldened by the fact that he now has a solid majority in the House of Commons, Harper seems prepared to shape policies more along ideological lines than anything else. For example, his new tough-on-crime legislation appeases those in the party who advocate a much more conservative approach to law enforcement. But it flies in the face of statistics that show the crime rate is actually dropping and some long-held conservative crime-fighting policies (i.e. the failing war on drugs) don’t work. The legislation also means added costs for provincial governments that administer most of the criminal justice system. B.C. is already struggling with a lack of judges and sheriffs (to name just two areas of concern) and putting even

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more people through the system means more funding will be required. But provincial governments shouldn’t look for much help from Ottawa if the Harper government’s action in another key policy area – health care – is any indication. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty recently announced a new policy regarding future health funding transfers from Ottawa to the provinces. The impact of the new policy won’t be felt much for the next few years. But starting in 2016, the federal share of health care funding will be tied directly to the performance of the country’s economy. This brings me to that political tightrope Clark is walking. While most provincial finance ministers blasted Flaherty for his arbitrary cuts to their funding, B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon was warmly supportive, lauding the fact Flaherty had brought “certainty” to the situation. It wasn’t hard to connect some dots here. The Clark government’s survival in the next provincial election is likely directly tied to ensuring it doesn’t lose significant support among conservative voters. Therefore, fighting with a federal

Conservative government is fraught with peril, which may explain Falcon’s positive reaction. But it will be interesting to see if the Clark government can hold back if Flaherty’s next budget contains a lot of aggressive cost-cutting measures, which could have an impact on federal services in B.C. The Clark government may suffer collateral damage from any significant public outcry over federal spending cuts and of course that may simply compound the problems arising from the next B.C. budget, which isn’t expected to be very rosy either. And who knows what other policies will arise from Harper’s right-wing direction? One thing to keep an eye on is the proposed Enbridge pipeline to Kitimat. It appears his government does not view environmental protection as a top priority and that may be another signal the government will push for the pipeline’s construction. But the Tea Party types that no doubt exist among the Conservative faithful may sense that, with a majority now in place, now is the time to push for those policies Harper wouldn’t go near when he needed support from New Democrats and Liberals. We shall have to wait to see how far he goes, and how big an impact his policies have on this province. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.


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orld travellers and Australians alike utter envious sighs upon mention of the epic transcontinental train journey from Sydney to Perth aboard the Great Southern Rail’s Indian Pacific. Four days, 4,352 kilometres and some of the most isolated and unforgiving territory on the planet are the stuff of sweeping vagabond novels and travel writers’ bucket lists. It’s a journey that encourages reflection, and upon witnessing some of the world’s most ancient land — an opportunity to marvel at our places upon this Earth. It is with much anticipation that I embark on this remarkable journey. Remarkable journeys are something Australian Idol runner-up turned international pop star Jessica Mauboy knows well; the Indigenous Australian from the remote Northern Territory of Darwin went from belting out country tunes in the bush at the age of 11 to becoming an Antipodal national treasure with top 10 hits, a Sony label, an acting career and a fashion line, all at the age of 22. A worldclass career is inevitable as Mauboy has made the all-important crossover to Los Angeles for collaborations with famous American rappers such as Snoop Dogg and Ludacris. see Singer page 11

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It’s a stark contrast to the rest of us in our closed-toe shoes — an effort to protect ourselves from some of the most dangerous snakes on the planet. Mauboy herself emerges without her usual sky-high platform heels and steps down onto the grey earth wearing ballet flats and an old pair of jeans. Accompanying her wide smile are sudden tears at the sight of the small, cautious-eyed community; she collects herself as she strolls out to a patch of nowhere only steps away from the crowd she later calls my people. There is no security needed here. She speaks to them in broken English and sings an entire song in this unplugged performance while in a full embrace of a muted, teary child. Mauboy then takes to the dry and gravelly ground to finish the rest of her concert among the children who sit dewy and expressionless. By the time Santa arrives to give them all gifts, Mauboy is darting around signing her posters, teasing timid fans and surprising elders unable to leave their vehicles by hopping into their trucks and sharing a quick visit and a hug. “That was very emotional for me,” says Mauboy of her experience. “It reminds me of the reason I do music. I see their light, their eyes ... their movements. I speak broken English to them,” she says, but waves off her own mention of language, referring to the music. “They understand.”

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Continued from page 10 She’s been the opening act for Beyoncé and Chris Brown, and most recently has nabbed an intense lead role in the much-anticipated Australian film The Sapphires, now receiving international film festival buzz and set to be released in 2012. It’s with the spirit of giving and genuine appreciation that Mauboy, armed with two guitarists and a backup singer, joins Santa Claus in boarding the Indian Pacific departing from New South Wales to perform free concerts to communities that many urban and rural Australians have never themselves visited. The Outback Christmas tour is put on by Great Southern Rail as a fundraiser for the lifesaving Royal Flying Doctors Service, a non-profit organization that provides aeromedical emergency and essential health services via PC-12 aircraft to a stunning 275,000 Australians per year who have no direct access to medical care. Kicking off the first of eight concerts across the country, Mauboy arrives amid tight security and screaming Sydney schoolchildren who are selected to sing along to a Christmas tune after treating them with her hits Burn, Been Waiting and Running Back. “I’ve never been on the train!” she announces to the crowd. She’s at ease and excited to start the trek that will chug its way deep into the Nullarbor Plain. After winding through the jawdropping vistas of the Blue Mountains it becomes evident that the further out of Sydney, the more emotional the audience. By the time we reach Bathurst, a frizzy ponytailed girl is pulled out of the crowd, sobbing and hyperventilating. Overwhelmed by the sight of Mauboy and the long wait to sing with the superstar, she has caused her friends to panic and hug each other in empathy, hoping the young fan will rejoin them come time to sing a Mariah Carey Christmas song with their idol. Mauboy’s choice to honour uber-diva Mariah Carey is both fitting and eerie: back in the train’s roomy Outback Explorer Lounge, we speak of her dream to one day sing with the artist, her ultimate idol. As she explains how Carey’s ‘90s hit Hero has been the theme song to many pivotal moments in her life, her natural effervescence reveals a laugh that is almost identical to that of her American counterpart. The 27 carriages that make up the half-kilometre long train make concert stops in the silver mining town of Broken Hill and the elegant festival city of Adelaide. After a gentle rocking night’s sleep, both the land and the mood shifts in intensity as we approach the desolate Watson, where Aboriginals, some of which have travelled for hundreds of kilometres to meet the train, gather to see the once-shy girl that emerged from the Outback into superstardom. The heat is unseasonably bearable as we carefully descend the steps of the train; there is no platform in what most would consider a no man’s land. The unrelenting sun in these parts is evident, however, in the hair of the Indigenous people who quietly and politely wait for Mauboy to appear. Whimsical shocks of fluorescent yellow and crimson orange paint the raven locks of the people here; many of their feet bare, their clothes dustworn and tattered from the harsh conditions.

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He considers his team the “Bad News Bears” and just like the popular 1970s baseball movie, the Richmond Blues delivered when it mattered the most. The A1 rep squad limped back onto the ice Monday night in Langley to resume regular season play in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association. To suggest it was a letdown would be massive understatement. Just 48 hours earlier, the Blues were at Minoru Arenas celebrating an exhausting and successful run at the 31st annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament. They had become the first host team to win a title in 14 years with a 4-0 victory over the Alaska U16AAA Wolves. “This is a tired and beat up bunch and right now I could care less if we win any of our remaining league games,” said Richmond head coach Norm Macaulay. “We now have three tournament wins (in as many tries) and I know they will be ready to play come playoff time. It really is a special group of kids.” The Blues are an undersized team with speed that features a roster loaded with honour roll students. It’s one of the main reasons why the coaching staff has soften the demands to ensure hockey has a proper fit in their busy lives so they are not wanting to leave the rep level. “We’ve cut them a little slack,” admitted Macaulay. “We are not looking for a 100 percent commitment and if they have to miss a practice here or there then so be it.” It’s a formula that has worked to perfection. The Blues skated to a pair of tournament wins (Seafair and Arizona) and are among the top teams in tier one league play. It also doesn’t hurt they have two exceptional goaltenders, a solid blueline and just enough snipers

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Richmond A1 Blues were all smiles after exhausting yet successful week in capturing the AAA Division at the 31st Richmond International Midget Tournament. The Blues capped the memorable run with a 4-0 victory over the Alaska U16 AAA Wolves in a battle of 6-0 teams. to get the job done most nights. Macaulay knew his squad would need additional help to overcome a demanding Richmond International schedule that requires playing seven games in six days to go the distance, including three sudden-death playoff tilts in less than 24 hours. He received some assistance when the Blues were scheduled to play at Minoru’s stadium rink for three of their four round-robin games. The larger ice surface helped them to a 4-0 record. They were also at Minoru for an intense 1-0 quarter-final win over San Diego Junior Gulls on Friday, then hours later, outlasted league rival Semiahmoo 3-1 at the Richmond Ice Centre.

The result sent them back to Minoru for the championship game but they weren’t given much of a chance against an explosive Alaskan team that also had won six straight games and outscored its opponents 34-8 in the process. The Americans carried the play in the early going but couldn’t solve the tournament MVP goaltending of Chris Clute. His stellar play set the stage for the Blues to eventually take control of the game. Mark Pearlman opened the scoring in the late stages of the opening period and Jeremy Chiang doubled the lead at the 2:46 mark of the second. Alaska continued to buzz the Richmond

net but Connor McWilliams’ third period breakaway goal all but sealed its fate. Alex Whitwham would add another insurance tally three minutes later. Clute finished the tournament with a 4-0 record and a paltry 0.25 goals against average, that included two shutouts in the playoff round. He remains undefeated at Minoru this season. His sidekick, Brodie Burdeny, was also superb with a 3-0 record and a 1.33 GAA. Chiang led his team with seven goals, a remarkable feat given he played with a bad shoulder that will require surgery in the coming days and could keep him out of the line-up for the balance of the season.

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Vans

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Abbotsford

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Domestic

1991 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, many new parts, selling for parts only $1500. in N. Van 819-471-6666

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Scrap Car Removal

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6420 BUSWELL 2 BR avail Jan 1. Heating/pkng incl. Nr amens. N/P. Appt to view. 604-247-1440

9160

Sports & Imports

2006 Toyota Yaris In immaculate condition. CD Player, Air Conditioning. $7,000 Call: (604) 3287479 email: terfloth@unbc.ca

ACROSS ACROSS 1. Tooth caregiver

22. Ceaser, egg and tossed 1. Tooth 4. Greek caregiver counterpart of Rhea 22. 23. Ceaser, Oarlockegg and tossed 4. Greek counterpart Oarlocklively (nautical) 7. A numbered mail of Rhea 23. 24. Agile, 7. A numbered(abbr.) mail 24. compartment 25. Agile, Skim orlively dart (nautical) compartment (abbr.) 25. Skim(Latin) or dart 10. New Zealand parrots 26. And 10. Zealand 26. (Latin) 12. New Political actionparrots 27. And Embodies 12. Political action 27. committees 28. Embodies Gallivants committees 28. 14. Fringe-toed lizard 30. Gallivants Hyperbolic cosecant 14. 30. cosecant 15. Fringe-toed Reposes lizard 32. Hyperbolic Rural delivery 15. Reposes structures 32. Rural delivery 17. Winglike 33. Atomic #89 17. structures 33. 18. Winglike MacMurray of “My 34. Atomic Opposite#89 of wealthy 18. MacMurray 34. wealthy Three Sons” of “My 36. Opposite Imus and of Knotts Three Sons” 36. Imus and Knotts 19. Oprah’s Broadway show 39. Yellow ageratum species 19. Oprah’s Broadway show 39. Yellow ageratum species

DOWN DOWN 1. Danish krone (abbr.)

1. krone (abbr.) 2. Danish Insect repellents 2. Insect repellents 3. Move Move sideways sideways 3. 4. October’s October’s birthstones birthstones 4. 5. __ __ Alto, Alto, California California city city 5. 6. Mark Mark of of healed healed tissue tissue 6. 7. Somewhat Somewhat purple purple 7. 8. Egg Egg mixture mixture cooked cooked until until 8. just set set just 9. Past Past tense tense of of bid bid 9. 11. Ancient Ancient stone stone slab slab 11. bearing markings 13. 9th month (abbr.) 16. Thrown into a fright 18. A playful antic 20. “Waiting for Lefty”

playwright playwright 21. Ultrahigh frequency 21. Ultrahigh frequency 28. Cutting gun gun barrel barrel 28. Cutting spirals spirals 29. Youth Youth loved loved by by 29. Aphrodite Aphrodite 30. Get Get by by begging begging 30. 31. Cleans Cleans by by scrubbing scrubbing 31. vigorously vigorously 34. Bubonic Bubonic calamity calamity 34. 35. Radioactivity Radioactivity unit unit 35. 37. South African peoples 38. Legless reptiles 40. Thick piece of something 41. A distinct part of a list

41. Large tropical Am. 41. Large tropical Am. lizard lizard 43. Late Show star 43. Late Show star 46. Armor breastplate 46. 47. Armor “Death breastplate in the Family” 47. “Death in the Family” author author 48. Liquors from rice 48. rice 50. Liquors Bread forfrom a burger 50. Bread for a burger 51. Yeast 51. 52. Yeast 100 = 1 tala in W. Samoa 100 = 1 tala insheep W. Samoa 52. 53. Two-year-old 53. Two-year-old 54. Hyrax or conysheep 54. Engine Hyrax oradditive cony 55. 55. Engine additive 42. Regarding (Scottish 42. Regarding (Scottish prep.) prep.) 43. that is is owed owed 43. Something Something that 44. Mild Mild exclamation exclamation 44. 45. Etce____: Etce____: continuing continuing 45. the same same the 49. Variation Variation of of 17 17 down down 49.


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9 ea

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Searay Frozen Basa Steak 800g

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49

Searay Yellow Croaker (Small) 454g

Six Fortune Japanese Style U-Don Noodle (4 Pack)

1 ea

59

Frozen Squid (1 Kg)

Fresh Whole Beef Outside Round (Boneless)

2 lb

99

1 ea

99

Chicken Drumstick (5 lbs Up) 雞脾仔( 五磅以上)

1 lb

69

Sunrise Marinated Tofu 320g

Mandarin Egg Tofu 245g

2 ea

1 ea

39

Fresh Green Bean

99 lb ¢

39

Fresh Broccoli

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