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The consortium of airlines behind the controversial jet fuel delivery plan has suspended an environmental review for a second time.

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Diner shot in parking lot RCMP say victim was targeted, was known to police BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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A 41-year-old man is in stable, but serious, condition after getting shot several times Saturday night while leaving a Richmond restaurant. After what is understood to have been a targeted hit gone wrong, Richmond Mounties are not releasing the name of the man. He is now recovering at Vancouver General Hospital, and RCMP Insp. Brian Massie told Global BC he is known to police and has a high-risk lifestyle. The victim was found around 10 p.m. in a parking lot behind a restaurant near 8049 Anderson Rd. at the intersection with No. 3 Road and across from city hall. Richmond serious crime investigators are determining whether the incident was gang related. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call

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In like a lion ... Spring may be just around the corner, but winter isn’t quite ready to say goodbye yet. A windstorm caused damage across the Lower Mainland, with the highest recorded gust of 100 km per hour in Richmond, on Monday. Above, a tree at Garry Point Park felt the full force of the gales, while a power pole — knocked over by a fallen tree — hung precariously over a bus stop on No. 1 Road, blocking a section of the road off for most of the day. The City of Richmond reported a total of 7 blown-over trees blocking roads.

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Hey there, big spender Mayor received $224,000 in campaign donations BY SARAH JACKSON Special to the News

Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s run for reelection attracted almost a quarter of a million dollars from donors, campaign contribution documents reveal. The files list his campaign’s proceeds, income and expenses from 2009 through 2011 which climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, while his opponent Richard Lee’s financial disclosures are dwarfed in contrast. Brodie raked in $224,750 from individual, corporate and organization

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on this day March 14 1967 — The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The environmental review into the jet fuel delivery plan has been suspended for the second time. VAFFC — the consortium of airlines that want to barge jet fuel up the south arm of the Fraser River and then pipe it through Richmond to YVR — requested the review into its plan be halted yet again. The consortium said it asked for the suspension this time because Environment Canada requested more information on the potential effects of an aviation fuel spill. The BCEAO (British Columbian Environmental Assessment Office), which will ultimately be responsible for issuing the certificate the project needs, has granted the request and it’s now another several months before the process will kick-start once more. VAFFC has already managed to temporarily halt the process once before, last time to introduce the option of running the 15-kilometre pipeline up Highway 99 as opposed to through residential Richmond. “This information will further the overall understanding of fuel behaviour and mitigation measures to be put in place,” VAFFC’s project director, Adrian Pollard, stated of further studies it will now carry out. “While the studies are relatively straightforward, they are expected to take several months to complete.

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Jet fuel could be barged up the Fraser River and off-loaded at a marine terminal on the south arm, like the one pictured. The current review schedule would not provide sufficient time for the studies to be included in the joint assessment report to be prepared by the EAO and Port Metro Vancouver.” Richmond-based protest group VAPOR, set up to fight the proposal, lambasted the consortium and the environmental review process after learning of another suspension. “This latest suspension of the process could now make this 180-

day review process into a multi-year review process as they attempt to patch up shortcomings in their proposal to make it appear more palatable to the public,” said VAPOR’s Carol Day in a press release. “These last two suspensions were requested so VAFFC could address some of the complaints raised by VAPOR and the public. “VAFFC seems to see the BCEAO process as an iterative process whereby they can patch up their proposal as complaints come

in.” VAPOR also accused BCEAO of allowing the “constant moving of the goalposts to keep the public confused as to the major objection to the proposal. “It is clearly apparent that the biggest shortcoming has not been addressed in any way, i.e., the strong public, City of Richmond and VAPOR opposition to any bulk jet fuel tankers entering any arm of the Fraser River or the estuary to proactively and responsibly protect the river, its abundant fish and wildlife resources, property and public safety,” added Day. Coun. Harold Steves, a vehement opponent to the plan, said such suspension requests simply wouldn’t happen if the proposal was subject to a full federal review. “(The consortium) keep doing this, that’s what’s wrong with this provincial review process,” said Steves. “(Suspensions) haven’t happened before I don’t think. A federal review would not allow this to keep happening.” Steves, however, added that he was happy that at least Environment Canada has been listened to and that more studies will be done, albeit by the proponent, into the potential effects of a spill on the Fraser.

Richmond hiring forecast to be top in Canada Whopping 35 per cent of local employers plan to take on new staff in the spring BY SARAH JACKSON Special to the News

Richmond businesses are expecting to boost hiring efforts in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. The survey found that 35 per cent of employers in RichmondDelta plan to hire during the upcoming quarter of April through June, while only three per cent of employers anticipate

cutbacks. Hiring expectations for Richmond-Delta were at 20 per cent in the last quarterly outlook report. “Richmond-Delta was the biggest surprise for us,” said Jeff Polkinghorne, manager of Richmond’s branch of ManpowerGroup. “It was one of the largest increases in the country – it came out to be in the top one or two.”

In comparison, only three per cent of employers in Surrey plan to increase hiring next quarter. Although the results didn’t identify specific companies, they did reveal a trend in several industries where employment will likely hike. In Richmond, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade businesses will be doing the most hiring, topped only by those in the construction trade which came in

first overall provincially, too. Polkinghorne’s words came with a grain of salt, though: “A lot of these positions will be on the temp side of business.” The survey is conducted quarterly through a form sent to all businesses nationwide, and the return rate is more than 80 per cent. Businesses were asked simply whether they expected to hire, make cuts or maintain current staffing levels.

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Continued from page 1 Richard Lee, who received 9,054 votes to Brodie’s 20,955, couldn’t compete with those five- and six-digit sums. Lee took in $6,133.80 of donations, all of which notably came in during 2011. He put most of that towards advertising, with expenses totaling $5,750.44 altogether. That’s less than the amount Brodie’s biggest single contributor donated: Progressive Construction made five separate payments amounting to $8,750 to Brodie’s campaign fund. Among the hundreds of contributors to the fund, several others stand out: Anson Realty ($3,750); Am-Pri Construction ($3,750); Aspac Developments ($1,500); Concord Pacific Group, which is overseeing the Capstan Village Development ($3,750); CUPE Local 394 ($750) and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, which owns the River Rock Casino ($2,900). Like Lee,


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with the waiting times getting through the tunnel. So if you create a big lane or two to the right as you get out of the tunnel, at least then you can create a bit of a parking lot, but at least it’s a place to get cars out of the way so the rest of the cars can keep moving,” he said. “For the cars that want to go into Richmond on Steveston Highway, get rid of that (tourist information) building and create some space to create more lanes for them to get off and out of the way. We can think of putting better places for tourist information centres than when you’re roaring out of the tunnel,” Paton said. Paton recently asked his council colleagues to request the Ministry of Transportation look into the idea. For the full story, go to www.richmondnews.com. FILE PHOTO

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Young nimble-toed Richmondites are getting set to take the stage in two performances of Through the Clouds. The Richmond Youth Dance Company has 21 dancers ages nine to 17 performing in its upcoming production on May 31 at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The show uses dance styles ranging from contemporary to ballet to illustrate the show’s theme of suspension and clouds. The dance company is part of a city initiative to promote youth engagement in the arts and healthy lifestyles. Tickets for the 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances are available at the Cultural Centre or by calling 604-247-8300.

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B.C.’s Bait Car Program has reached its 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, auto crime stoppers have released statistics showing its success. Auto theft dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2011 compared to the year before, while break-ins were down by 15 per cent. Since the Bait Car Program was first launched in 2003, auto theft has gone down by 75 per cent in Richmond and about the same amount province-wide. That’s a decrease from 720 Richmond-based stolen vehicle reports in 2003 to 180 in 2011, but break-ins still numbered at 760 last year. There were 1,440 break-ins during the year the program first launched. — Sarah Jackson, Special to the News

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Reform Senate, get rid CANADA’S Senate is one of the strangest institutions that could exist in a modern democracy. It vastly over-represents some parts of the country and brutally shortchanges others. It’s stacked with the partisan fundraisers of years past and a handful of quasi-celebrities of sporting or military fame. The only qualification any of them have is being viewed with favour by the prime minister of the day. Even when they do actually show up, it’s difficult to point to any actual work they do. You have to go back at least two decades, to the GST controversy, to find anything our senators have done beyond pointlessly mull over legislation, occasionally delay it, and cash their paycheques. So it’s equally pointless for the B.C. Liberals to suggest we should elect the province’s next senator. Spending a bunch of money to pick a single person to sit among 104 others and continue to do next to nothing is not reform, even though the idea is clearly meant as a sop to erstwhile Reformers. There’s no appetite among Canadians to restart the divisive constitutional battles that would come with genuine Senate reform. Why pit region against region to rework an institution that has virtually no impact on anyone’s life? This is a conclusion that even Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at, despite his Reform roots. We get along quite nicely at the provincial level with a single legislative chamber. The simplest and best way to reform the Senate is to get rid of it. Would anyone really care — or even notice?

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Public whiners are two-faced The Editor, Re: “Stop $200 million private school subsidies,” Letters, March 9. As a graduate of a Catholic high school (mainly supported by a widowed mother who worked her butt off AND paid taxes); as a parent who chose to pay for his son to graduate from a Catholic high school; and as the father of a daughter who now teaches in a Catholic high school, I get sick and tired of hearing the whining from those who benefit from the monopolistic “public” education system and, out of the other side of their mouths, clamour for “choice” (when it benefits them). In a system that actually delivers “choice” in how we educate our children, we would have a voucher system where 100 per cent of the cost of whichever educational system we choose would be covered by our “public” money. The current 50 per cent funding grant for operating costs at least makes it manageable for families seeking a private option, irrespective of whether they’re the Premier or a widow who chooses to do the right thing. By the way, the $200 million Megan is grabbing for would only cover one tenth of the cost of the BCTF’s outrageous demands, and if it meant that most private schools would shut down due to lack of operating dollars, it would mean an even more over-crowded “public” system. Domenic Losito Richmond

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Communication breaks down with Telus I must admit I have mixed emotions when it comes to telecommunications giant Telus. On the one hand, I pay them a lot of money. Every month. This modern age of home phones, office phones, cell phones, kids’ cell phones ….aargh! Don’t get me started! On the other hand, I do get pretty good service from the company, which employs thousands of people in this province and has its head office located in Burnaby. It also spends a lot of money here — more than $26 billion since 2000 building its wireless network and other services throughout the province. It recently announced it would spend another $3 billion and hire 1,300 employees over the next three years. Telus has also been named one of the Top 100 companies to work for in Canada. In short, it seems like a model corporate citizen and one a provincial government might want to be closely associated with. All of which makes the government’s last-second switcheroo of not giving Telus the official naming rights for the refurbished BC Place stadium all the more mystifying and downright bizarre. It had been assumed for months that this deal was etched in stone. Indeed, Telus had spent more than $10 million hard-wiring the new stadium with state-of-the-art technology. The company had even spent millions of dollars on

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impressive new signs that would be part of the proposed “Telus Park.” The company was offering to pay $1.5 million a year for 20 years for the naming rights, plus another $5 million in assorted other activities associated with the stadium. No other company was mentioned in the same breath when it came to the naming rights. Bell was already in the stadium in a different way — as official sponsor of soccer’s Whitecaps. But official naming rights are a different, and more lucrative, bag than simply sponsoring a team. The government has not offered up a credible reason why the apparent deal with Telus was suddenly off the table. Jobs Minister Pat Bell said the BC Place name was “iconic” and so the government decided to forgo the $40 million and stick with the suddenly magical name. Bell also insisted the government could make more money selling advertising in and around BC Place on its own, but he hasn’t offered up any kind of business plan or model to back up that lofty claim. The premier, for her part, said the proposed Telus deal would have prevented other companies from advertising inside the stadium, but

apparently Telus was only guaranteed 30 per cent of the ad space with the rest up for grabs. This lame story coming from the B.C. Liberal government once again raises questions about its business savvy or more accurately, its lack of it. As well, this mess is simply the latest mishap to befall the whole BC Place refurbishment project. The project’s price grew from the original estimate of $365 million to a final tally of $565 million. Much of the costs were supposed to be recovered through the sale of adjoining lands as a real estate development, which was supposed to be anchored by a mega-casino. While the new facility is impressive enough, it continues to experience a host of problems. The roof itself doesn’t open quickly and has already needed repairs. The latest headache is grease leaking from the cables that suspend the roof. Do I detect a pattern here? It’s unlikely the last chapter has been written on the Telus snafu. The government will likely have to pay back at least some of the money Telus spent on the stadium already, and the whole thing has the smell of a lawsuit pending somewhere. In the meantime, I’ll just keep paying my Telus bills, and keep looking for clues to solve the Telus Park naming mystery. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.


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Simply pushing a “one size fits all” solution does not reflect the options that parents see in every aspect of their child’s life — let alone forcing that on something as paramount as their education. With respect to the funding provided by the B.C. government to private schools, it’s equivalent to about 4 per cent of the budget given to public schools. It’s certainly not a drain on resources, rather given the vast majority of fees for

The Editor, First, I’ll be up front and state I am the spouse of a private school teacher. When I read letters such a the one sent by Megan Zeni, I have to ask where my thinking is wrong. Private schools receive up to 50 per cent of the per student funding from the government provided they meet the requirements laid out by the government. They receive no money for capital costs such as buildings. I have no idea about the correctness of $200 million. However, if all of these schools were to close, the increased cost to the education system would be at least an additional

private schools are paid for by parents, it’s not only an investment that promotes choice, it also frees up resources for the public system. If we were to shut down every private school in the province, I can only imagine the pressure that would place on our public system. Thank you to the B.C. government and John Yap, for giving me and my family a choice. Debbie McBride Richmond

$200 million over and above the funding already paid for these students. So how can this money saved by the education system be a bad thing? I realize some people look on these schools as elitist and this is definitely true in some cases. However, most of these private school students are just the kids of ordinary parents who feel that the sacrifice they make for their children is worth it. Perhaps we, as taxpayers, should encourage the government to increase the funding and as a result, this would make it more affordable for more people to do this. Paul Downs Richmond

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Our hard-working teachers need to move with times the best education from our public school system. My conclusion is based on the comparisons I’ve made in reviewing the quality of education in her school versus what’s offered by other private schools in our province versus public schools in Alberta and Ontario and schools in Singapore and New York.

I agree our teachers need to be compensated appropriately and have the right to a less stressful work environment. I disagree with the BCTF that happy teachers is the only way we can get to a better education in our province. Our education is falling behind for a number of reasons. To the BC Minister of

Education, I say treat our teachers fairly: pay the salary that is due to them and deal with the stressful environmental factors, such as classroom sizes. Also, we need to hire more teachers, assistants and supervisors and ensure the right people are assigned to the right jobs. Let’s not make our teachers wear so many hats that they don’t do anything right. And for goodness sake, do we really need to have our teachers pay for classroom supplies out of pocket … pay them! To the teachers I have much to say: Do your part, make it a point to describe in detail all the supplies you need for the school year during the financial planning period. Be open to changing practices that must be introduced into classrooms so our kids’ education is comparable to national and international standards. You should be dreaming of a day where each student has a computer and lessons/homework/tests/exams are all delivered through this medium. Next, think ahead and give some thought to parent/ teacher conferences. I’m tired of attending

these year after year and having teachers provide lip service and providing nothing specific or useful. Lastly, you may feel that teaching for tests or exams should not be the only way. Or, that your merit increases should not be tied to class/subject performance. I beg to differ. My daughter can only make it to the best universities if she gets the high scores. So this attitude must change. And I will support the B.C. government on any measures to implement this policy. Yes teachers, while I empathize with you and agree that work environment and compensation demands need to be addressed, I disagree that that alone will improve our education quality. The real change needs to come from you, the teachers, on how you respond to the changing needs of our students. And to the BCTF leaders I say please stop your posturing and be man enough to ask for what is right. Stop using our children or the excuse of a higher education as a reason for the demands. Anna Thomas A Richmond parent

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The Editor, Re: “Teaching becomes more than 9-5 job,” Letters, Feb. 29. In reading the letter by Wendy McDonnell, I have a greater appreciation for the work that our teachers do on a daily basis. This also crystalized the issue that I see facing our education system. It is apparent teachers


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living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver. Every week, volunteers deliver approximately 1200 frozen meals and more than 250 snack packs to men, women and children. “When someone with HIV or AIDS is really sick, it’s hard to cook yourself a really good, healthy meal,” Linda added. “I wasn’t gaining weight but since A Loving Spoonful has been providing me with healthy meals, I’ve gone from weighing 95 pounds to 107 pounds and I’m feeling better.” Every Tuesday, a volunteer from A Loving Spoonful delivers seven days’ worth of frozen meals to her home. “The food is so good and there is so much variety,” she said. “It doesn’t cost me a thing … when you only receive $200 medical allowance a month, it doesn’t leave much for nutritious food.” A Loving Spoonful is a godsend for many clients of Sarah White, an outreach and education coordinator at Heart of Richmond AIDS Society. “When my clients are really sick, it’s not possible for them to get out and go buy groceries and then come home and cook, they are too weak so some just won’t eat,” White said. “If they don’t eat, their immune systems are even more compromised. “A Loving Spoonful is a lifeline for them.” White sees clients as young as 11 and as old as 75, most infected through no fault of their own. Richmondites can help those living with HIV/ AIDS by simply going out for lunch or dinner on Thursday, March 29 during the 18th Annual Dining Out for Life. More than 250 restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Fraser Valley will contribute 25 per cent of their sales that day to people living with HIV/AIDS. A couple spending $60 at a participating restaurant will provide four meals for four people through Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful. For more information, go to www.diningoutforlife.com/vancouver/restaurants#256.


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Steveston Folk Guild presents Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist, originally from Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. His new CD titled Out of the Green is a collection of traditional and contemporary folk songs from England, Ireland, and Scotland. Come prepared for a good time. Call Dave to reserve a seat. 604-2729294 leave message or email to dave@stevestonfolk.net.

Saturday

Richmond Public Library is offering free Income Tax Clinics to help low income people fill in their income tax returns. If you’re a single person with a maximum income of $25,000, or a couple with a maximum income of $35,000 plus $2,000 per child, then you qualify for this free service. The clinics take place at the Brighouse (Main) Branch located at 7700 Minoru Gate in the TD Canada Trust Language Learning Centre on Saturdays March 17 and 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (English and Mandarin).

Sessions are ½ hour per person and couples must sign up for two consecutive slots. Seating is limited. To register, call Brighouse Branch at 604231-6413.

The Francophone Association presents Your Heart: Keep it Throbbing, a seminar for women and all who love them, as well as biomarker scans upon request, on Saturday, March 17 from noon to 4 p.m. in room 320, Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd. (Enter by the side door). Register at www. LifestyleForLongevity.com or by calling Marielle at 604-277-3086.

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Slow start costs Sockeyes in game 2 of tunnel series

Delta’s double overtime win makes Shaw conference final a best-of-five BY MARK BOOTH

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An opportunity for the Richmond Sockeyes to take an early stranglehold in the latest chapter of their junior “B” hockey playoff rivalry with the Delta Ice Hawks was lost before game two was barely 10 minutes old. Coming off 4-2 series opening win one night earlier, the well-rested defending Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions looked to be in great shape Sunday night. Their opponent was playing their third game in as many days and didn’t even have home ice advantage due to an arena conflict, forcing the Fraser River rivals to play at the Harry Jerome recreation centre in North Vancouver. However, the Sockeyes came sluggish out of the gate, surrendered a pair of early goals then battled their way back, only to lose 3-2 in double overtime. The result makes the Tom Shaw Conference final now a best-of-five affair with game three slated for last night in Ladner, before the series returns to Minoru

Arena for game four Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Friday (7 p.m.). A power play goal by Alex Martin gave Delta a 1-0 lead and Spencer Traher doubled the margin 74 seconds later when the Sockeyes were caught running around in their own end. The goal prompted Richmond head coach Judd Lambert to call a timeout to settle down his team. The strategy worked as Jeremy Hamaguchi cut the margin in half before the first intermission and the Sockeyes dominated much of the territorial play the rest of the way. However, the slow start was significant given the extent of the damage and how both teams have taken a “defence comes first” approach to this series. “We were a team of individuals in the first period. It costs us two goals and that was the difference,” said Lambert. “We can’t play any length of time like we did in the first and that’s the bottom line. “They don’t want to open up against us and to be honest we don’t want

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Richmond Sockeyes Rudi Thorsteinson was denied on this scoring attempt by Delta Ice Hawks goaltender Glenn Ferguson during game two of the PIJHL Tom Shaw Conference final series. to against them. It was like that last year too and I think you are going to see more of the same situation. No one wants to give up an odd man rush.” The Sockeyes managed to tie the game near the midway mark of the third period when rookie standouts Justin Rai and Carter Popoff combined to beat Ice Hawks goaltender

Glenn Ferguson. Despite enjoying a wide margin in shots (66-43) and a power play in overtime, Richmond couldn’t beat Ferguson again. Ice Hawks captain Cody Smith ended the drama when he blasted a shot from the right faceoff circle past goaltender Kootenay Alder. It was a huge win for an Ice Hawks team that 48

hours earlier was battling just to keep its season alive, prevailing 6-3 in a game seven encounter with the North Delta Devils. “As a general manager, I feel tired from doing all the stuff over the past few days so I can’t even imagine how the players feel,” said Delta’s Peter Zerbinos. “We couldn’t ask much more from the guys. As an orga-

nization, we are very proud of them.” Icing... The Sockeyes were the class of the regular season in the PIJHL and they also dominated the league awards. The winners included: Carter Popoff (rookie-of-the-year), Kootenay Alder (top goaltender) and Judd Lambert (coach-of-the-year).

Midget A1 Blues advance to provincial championships

The Richmond A1 Blues hockey team will be taking its dream season all the way to the provincial championships in Kelowna. With tournament victories at Seafair, Phoenix and the Richmond Midget International under their belts, the Blues booked their ticket to the Okanagan by capturing last week’s Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association final four championship. The Blues entered the round-robin event with an undefeated post-season record then locked up the B.C. berth with wins over Port Coquitlam (6-2), Abbotsford (5-2) and Semiahmoo (4-2). The coaching staff, led by Norm

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MacAulay and assistants Rob McIntyre, Robert Savage and Bryan Downey say there are a number of factors that have led to the team’s memorable 2011-12 campaign. They include a hard work ethic and the personal sacrifice made from the goaltenders to the forwards that was required to be a dominant team. A difficult schedule resulted in several injuries and fortunately the depth of Richmond Minor’s A2 midget team has helped when necessary. The team is grateful of the support from family, friends and sponsors that has provided so much energy. The championships will get underway on Saturday..

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Sports Scrubb leads Carleton to CIS title McMath 3rd at Gr. 8 provincials

Richmond’s Phillip Scrubb capped a game in 2011-12, putting up even more dream season by helping the top ranked impressive numbers than his rookie camCarleton Ravens capture the CIS men’s paign. Despite averaging only 23 minutes basketball championship with a 86-67 win per game, he dominated on the court, finishover No. 2 Alberta on Sunday in ing 10th in league scoring with an Halifax. average of 16.2 points per game, The former Vancouver College and sixth in field goal percentage standout received the Jack Donohue with a 55.7 per cent success rate. Trophy as the tournament MVP. He was one of the nation’s best The sophomore guard led the threats from beyond the arc, leadRavens in scoring for the third ing the OUA with 61 threes, while straight day with a 26-point output his 57.0 three-point field goal perin the title match. He had netted centage was tops in the CIS. The 25 in the first round and 18 in the commerce student led his team in semis. assists, averaging 3.3 per game, and Phillip Scrubb Just days earlier, Scrubb was second in steals with 26. became the first player in CIS men’s bas“Phil has taken his game to another level ketball history to be named rookie-of-thethis season,” said Carelton head coach Dave year and player-of-the-year in back-to-back Smart. seasons. He was also named a First Team “He has done whatever he has needed All-Canadian. to do to win. His defence gets overlooked The 6-foot-3 standout stepped up his because he is so dominant on offence.”

The McMath Wildcats capped an outstanding season with a third place finish at the Provincial Invitational Grade 8 Girls Basketball Championships in Pitt Meadows. The Wildcats defeated South Kamloops (41-20) and Glanford of Victoria (34-21) to advance to the semi-finals where they fell 30-22 to Vancouver and District rival Handsworth. The girls rebounded to roll past Fraser Heights 48-26 in the third place game. Jessica Jones was named to the tournament’s first allstar team. Jessica Zawada was an honourable mention.

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The team also includes: Claire Reynolds, Julia Wilson, Jessica Folk, Mikayla Weissler, Justine McCaskill, Montana Leonard, Claire Siqueira, Ellie Reid, Carmen Milne, Denise Su, Kyra

Loat, Hannah Partridge, Stephanie Baron, Ali Burns, Kim German, Bonnie Leung, Delaney McBride and Jessica Tarnate. The Wildcats were coached by Anne GillrieCarre and Nathan Kishi.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

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The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

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The Richmond School District is looking for NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS to work either on-call or five (5) days a week in an Elementary or Secondary school. Duties will involve supervising students in school buildings and grounds during the lunch break plus assisting in the office or school library. The shifts will be for 1.5 hours per day on those days that the students are in attendance. Incumbents are expected to follow the same vacation schedule as the school. In addition to excellent communication and interpersonal skills, applicants must have experience supervising groups of adolescents and elementary school-aged children. First Aid and other related training, such as conflict resolution or non-violent crisis intervention, would be preferred. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Please quote competition E-NHS-001-12-02. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or online. Please submit a completed application form by 4:00 p.m. on March 23rd, 2012 to: Human Resources, Richmond School Board, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 3E3. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District, please visit www.sd38.bc.ca.

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Farm Workers

FARM WORKERS

4552 - 46A St. Delta No experience necessary. 50-60hrs/wk. $10.25/hr. From May 23 - Nov. 31. Includes: Harvesting, lifting, weeding, grading. Able to lift 25kg. Chong Yip Farm Ltd. chongyipfarm@gmail.com

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4485 - 48 B Street, Delta Farm Labourer for Kin Ye Farm Ltd. 50 hours weekly, $10.25/hr. Job includes: hand harvesting and cultivating from June 10 to November 30, 2012. Contact Kin at 604-868-0982

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General Employment

WELL ESTABLISHED, stable, growing Trucking company of 25 years is seeking family oriented individuals to join our team, Full time year round drivers to operate Super-B Bulkers. Applicants must be willing to relocate to small town sask. Email resume to foranewfuture@hotmail.com

WORKERS required for Ladner fish processing company. Some heavy lifting required. Competitive wage offered. Fax resume to 604-946-0176 or call 604-946-7665

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Management

THE PENELAKUT TRIBE is seeking a Tribe Administrator for a full-time employment position. Duties include: Reporting to Chief and Council and overseeing all operations of the Penelakut Tribe as follows; Manage: *All operations for the Tribe *Financial operations *Supervision of staff *Delivery of programs and services *Economic development activities *Coordinate community development activities *Provide band council support and administration. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: *Have an understanding of relevant legislature, policies and procedures including the Indian Act. *Governance, roles and responsibilities of boards *Culture, First Nations history, and the political environment. *Team leadership and management *Financial management skills *Supervisory and human resource management *Business, contract and agreement management skills *Strategic planning, analytical and problem solving, decision making, and negotiation skills. *Effective communication skills including the ability to prepare reports, policies and funding proposals *Highly proficient, effective computer skills including word processing and the ability to create spreadsheets *Effective public relations and public speaking skills *Research and program development skills *Effective time and stress management skills *Experience working with First Nation communities and/or nonprofit organizations. Renumeration will be dependent on background, experience and current funding availability. Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4pm. To apply please forward cover letter, resume or business portfolio and three references to: Laura Brown, Penelakut Tribe. Fax: 250-246-2725 or email laurab@penelakut.ca (please signify: Tribe Administrator in the subject line). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. Please self-identify if you are of aboriginal ancestry.

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Social Services

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

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Trades/Technical

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. - $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

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CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN needed for Pacific Valley Siding Inc. $23-$30hr, 40hrs. per week. Send resumes to: #2115-12191 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, BC, V7A 5H2, or apply by email at puritag@pacificvalleysiding.com or by fax at (604) 204-0303

SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE - heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403-568-1327; www.southrock.ca

WELDERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. requires journeymen welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30hr DOE. Oilfield tank assembly experience would be an asset. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@environtank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.


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Metaphysical

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For Sale Miscellaneous

NEW HP Deskjet color printer $45, new Keurig coffee maker w/coffee $45, Rosewood/steel english cutlery 28pce, $55, old english egg spoons (8) EPNS $35, new Louis Vuitton ladies handbag from (Holt Renfrew) $250, navy Burberry overnighter (Holt Renfrew) $65, Gucci ladies wallet (Holt Renfrew) $95. call 604-943-7191

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ADORABLE Chihuahua Puppies from Mexico 1 m, 1 f. $650 each. (604) 358-6878 SHIH TZU pups m/f tri coloured, born Dec 30, $600. 1-604-861-1477 henk@westcreekfarm.com

YORKIE PUPS male & female 1st shots, reg/tinnies. $500 - $600. Ph 604-792-6277

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

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FAMILY RAISED kittens, $50 ea dewormed, advantaged, litter trained, to nice homes only. 1-604-794-5972

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked and ready for new homes. Langley. $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

MIN SCHNAUZER, 10 y.o. male, 'Max', we are moving, needs loving home. $ to approved fam. 604-340-1920 (Ladner)

MAREMMA Sheepdog 8 weeks Purebreed puppies need a home! $250. Call (778) 888-3987

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Cats

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $800 Mission 1-604-814-1235

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AMERICAN Pitbull. Black, male, 1 yr old, pure bred. All shots & deworming. $275. 604 819-5431

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AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLES We are taking deposits for our April litter. 25-33lbs, 15-19 inches at the shoulder full grown. Non shedding, calm, perfect size if you live in a condo. Colors range from cream to red. cherryblossomlabradoodles.com for more information. $2,500 Call: (250) 494-3107 or email: cherryblossomlabradoodles@ gmail.com

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Mortgages

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT PART-TIME PHOTOGRAPHER Location: Tri-Cities, B.C.

Are you passionate about photography? The NOW Newspaper, serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra, has an opening for a part-time photographer. We publish twice a week in a suburban market with a population of more than 220,000. We’re looking for a team player with exceptional photography skills and a positive attitude, a keen interest in community journalism and the desire to take on new tasks, such as shooting video and connecting with readers via social media. The successful applicant will have experience shooting for a community or daily newspaper — either as a staffer or a freelancer — as well as their own equipment, a reliable vehicle and a willingness to go beyond the standard few shots per assignment. Some advertising work will be required, as will weekly photo galleries including up to 40 photos. The workweek will consist of three 7.5-hour daytime shifts, from Tuesday through Thursday, with flexibility required to shoot evening assignments, as well as to switch days if required. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and six of your best photos (depicting a variety of styles, including spot news, feature, sports and portrait/ personality) to Leneen Robb, Editor, The NOW, 201A 3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5A 3H4 or editorial@thenownews.com (with “job application” in the subject line). Photos should be jpg format and about one megabyte in size each. The deadline to apply for this position is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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Legal/Public Notices

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. NOTICE Is hereby given that on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 1:00p.m. at 12100 Riverside Way, Richmond BC, the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name..................... Unit # Dr.Alexander Chan: Unit # A2111 Zoey John......Unit # B2379

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Condos/ Townhouses

Surrey #412-10082 132nd St, Top floor, vaulted ceiling bright, spacious, open concept, 2 BR & 2 full baths, reno’d, insuite laundry. Walk to amens/transit. $259,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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Apartments & Condos

2BDRM/1BTH 8460 Akroyd Rd Two bedroom end unit. w/d, parking, storage, non smoking, available March 20th. No Pets $1,100/mth Call: (604) 725-9759

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Apt/Condos

MOVE IN BONUS $200 OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH’S RENT!!!! COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail Immediately, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, Awesome amenities incls 15000 sf Nakoma club, including outdoor pool, exercise room, clubhouse & close to Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College, shops, restaurants & other amenities. $1295/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg

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Duplexes - Rent

VERY LARGE reno’d 4 br + den top level, new carpet/paint, fp, deck, lrg fenced yrd, dw wd $1875+util.Immed 604-250-9598

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Houses - Rent

4 BR, 2 lvls, dbl garage, 5 appls, f/yard, ns/np, avail Now, $2200/mo, 604-868-0033 lv msg 4 BR, 2.5 bath, 1 garage, Gilbert Cr. nr school, ns, np, avail now $2000+utils. 604-275-2629 TWSA, stunning 4 BR, 3bath family home, like new, hw/tile flrs, delux kitch, granite counter, high end appls, lrg deck for entertaining, lrg back yrd, 2 lvls, 2 master’s with enste, 1 on each level, perfect for a family with teenager or relative, quiet safe street, walk to schools, high end rental $3400/mo + util, NS, min yr lease, long term preferred. Pets considered. Apr 1, 604-307-9794

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Rooms

FURNISHED ROOM for rent, w/d, all utils/cabl, net incl. Avail now, nr all amen, Avail now, $500 Call 604-244-8843 778-828-1796

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR suite, new lrg, ns, np. $795 incl hydro, nr Williams & Garden City, Refs, April 1, 604-272-5943 2 BDRM, main floor, furnished, nr all amens, Avail now, $1050 incl utils, cbl, net. Call 604-244-8843 778-828-1796 2 BR grnd flr, own entry, new home suit single $1000 incl util ref’s ns/np, couple neg. 604-241-7890

E. RMD, Hamilton area. 1 BR bsmt ste. Now. $750 incls utls. Nr amens. NS/NP. 604-368-5150 W Rich, 2 BR glvl ste, newly reno’d, f/bath, wd/dw, ns/np, Apr 1, $1000+ 1/2 util, 604-220-4909

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Real Estate

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Mobile Homes

LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod air cond, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/ storage, 5 mins from shops & hospital. Electrical certified. Consider musical instruments as part trade. $47,900. 604-534-2997

Sunday • March 11 • Noon to 3 BROOKSWOOD ESTATE Unit 23 - 3931 - 198 St, Langley 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pets OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $139,900. Agents ok. Open to Offers. By Owner. 604-309-5974

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Mission

MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,050,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

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Surrey

SRY, BOLIVAR HEIGHTS near Guildford. Beautiful updated 3 BR older home with lrg priv yard. Close to all amens. Walk to primary school. Next to lrg nature park with walk, bike & dog trails. Attractive 2 BR lrg self contained, own entry bsmt ste. 2 outside storage bldgs includes workshop. Asking $452,000. 604-951-3490

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

5BDRM /5BTH 15285 29 Ave, Surrey (South) Custom home, Near Shopping, Parks & other amenities. A must see! $839,800 Call: (604) 339-0706

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USA PROPERTIES For Sale or lease. Com’l retail bldg in Lynden WA. 4000 Sq Ft all on one level. $349,000 US. Can also be leased. Terms negotiable. ANTIQUE & GIFT STORE in downtown Lynden WA. A very profitable business. $95,000 US plus inventory. MacDonough Real Estate (360) 733-3308 dobemac@comcast.net

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★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Luxury Cars

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Mint condition! Many extras!! 117,000 km. $36,999 OBO. 604-630-2500

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1994 BUICK Park Ave V6, full load, air cared, 114 kms, lady driven, 1 owner $2495 obo. 604-792-6367

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* 2,750 sqft. * .95 Acres * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with High ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. Over sized 2 car garage with separate storage building and carport. For more information pls call:

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2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

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CLEAN, BRIGHT 2 BR bsmt, 1-2 people, 1 yr lse, ns/np, no w/d, $800 incls utils. 604-274-1000

2001 Acura CL

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well. • Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic Automatic 48,000 kms Palladium silver, fully loaded, navigation, panoramic roof, keyless go, sport pkg, premium pkg, new tires, all wheel drive, AMG mags. Not veh shown in photo. $30,500 Call: (604) 618-6171

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1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 1989 CHEV 2500 X-cab, short box, 225,000 kms, V8 auto, new alt, Air cared May 2012. No rust, must sell, good work truck $1500 obo 604-202-2262

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

1991 TOYOTA 4runner, V6, new tires, gd cond, 350K, all new parts, $6500 obo, 604-980-6118

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1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Silver Metallic. Like new. Flawless. Sunroof, leather, heated seats. $7500 obo. 604-418-0449

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2000 CIVIC Coupe si, auto, grey, 2 dr, exc cnd, 133K, all pwr, moon roof, $4,500obo. 604-710-9670 2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $7,299 obo. 778-242-2018 2002 JAGUAR S-type, 3L, green color, 4 dr sedan, 118km, loaded, tan leather, 2nd owner, new tires, sunroof, htd seats, prem. sound system. $8500. 778-892-9924

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Excavating

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