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BY ALAN CAMPBELL
The City of Richmond wants to explore the pros and cons of increasing building heights in the city centre. But before developers start rubbing their hands in delight at this potentially upward curve, the city is going to great lengths to ensure everyone is aware it’s just a study and no assumptions are made that maximum building heights will definitely rise. The proposal to look into the benefits and implications of increasing the height from 47 metres — which was due to go before city council’s planning committee on Tuesday — was sparked by an application from Townline Homes to rezone a small section of the city centre on No. 3 Road between Park and Cook roads. City staff are proposing the city work with the developer on a study that examines all aspects of increasing the height beyond the federal regulations. However, no matter the outcome of a city study and any city council rezoning approval, only Transport Canada can change the rules with their own study — and their study can only be initiated by a request from the YVR. According to a report by the city’s manager of policy planning, Terry Crowe, YVR has been asked several times since 2004 to request Transport Canada carry out the aforementioned study on increasing building heights in the city centre core. And, as it can take up to three years for Transport Canada to complete its study, city staff think it’s a good idea to carry out its own investigation now, affording Richmond “ample time” to examine its findings. “…council and others (citizens, community groups, developers) have expressed an interest in having buildings higher … for a variety of reasons (more varied skyline, efficient building forms, better use of limited space),” wrote Crowe. see Speculation page 4
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Show hopes to leave big impression Anti-bullying rock concert comes to MacNeill secondary
BY PHILIP RAPHAEL Special to the News
A new musical show making the rounds in B.C.’s schools is rocking the anti-bullying message to impact a wider audience. It’s called Kindness Rocks and it makes a stop at MacNeill secondary next Monday, a couple of days ahead of Pink Shirt Day and BC Anti-Bullying Day on Feb. 27. The show’s producer, Jeanette O’Keeffe, said the event is designed to be about as close as you can get to staging a full-fledged rock and roll arena gig. “There’s a full band, a light show and music the kids can relate to,” O’Keefe said. But beyond the glitz and the glamour of the performance, the core anti-bullying message is being relayed through the music and personal stories of the performers. “We don’t want to be preaching to the kids that View video they need to be nice,” O’Keefe said, adding that real-life experiences have greater impact. “The performers will be telling their own stories, how their lives were impacted by bullying, and even how some who were bullies themselves had their lives affected.” O’Keefe added Kindness Rocks, which is sponsored by Coast Capital Savings, is the first to present an anti-bullying message in
Kindness Rocks, a new musical show about anti-bullying is travelling to schools across the province, and hits up MacNeill secondary next Monday. this format. “There’s really nothing else like it. And for some kids it will be their first rock concert which will leave a big impression on them, as well as a pretty powerful message
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Merging the health benefits of yoga and the satisfactory feeling of supporting a good cause, the Yoga for Hope fundraiser has come up with a winning combination. Gathering beginners and yogi experts for a day of fitness, flexibility and fun, the event lends its support to SOS Children’s Village BC. Operating in 133 countries, SOS Children’s Village is an organization creating programs and opportunities to help vulnerable children achieve their potential. The SOS BC village in Surrey is the only one built in Canada. While the charity has been selected as a non-profit recipient for the second year in a row, this marks the first time Yoga for Hope will be held in Richmond.
In addition, most recruited teachers are from Richmond and local celebrities Alexa Loo, an Olympic snowboarder and ambassador for SOS BC, and Miss Teen Richmond World Danica Tan have already confirmed their attendance. “We have been around in the community for a long time,” said Leah Dullum, events and community relations manager at SOS BC, referring to Steveston’s thrift store and the annual SOS Scan to Children’s Village Run held register at Richmond Olympic Oval Plaza. “As a community event, Yoga for Hope is a great opportunity for participants to be involved in something that not only has endless health benefits, but also makes a difference in the lives of local children, see Event page 4
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News Speculation: Could run rife Continued from page 1 Any federal study carried out would determine if and where an increase may occur, most likely to be an area bound from Westminster Highway to Blundell Road and Minoru Boulevard to Garden City Road. If the city/Townline Homes study goes ahead, it will likely focus on a smaller area, from Cook Road to Granville Avenue and from No. 3 to Garden City roads. To ensure speculation doesn’t run rife over an increase in building height, staff propose the city notify the Urban Development Institute to advise property owners, developers and the general public that the study is a one-time deal and not to assume there will, in fact, be a change in restrictions.
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Event: Resonates with SOS work Continued from page 3 youth and their families.” Dullum said she believes the concept of the event also resonates with the work of the international organization. “There are so many benefits of yoga, including a sense of calmness, and stability, which is also something we aim to provide to the families we work with. “Overall, the event is such a wonderful experience with participants leaving feeling rejuvenated and inspired.” Attendees can opt to attend a minimum of two yoga classes ($45) up to a
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School district probes 3-year calendar Parents, staff looking for consistency, but won’t be ‘100 per cent’ BY ALAN CAMPBELL
Richmond School District is looking at cementing the school calendar three years in advance. The move follows the provincial government’s relaxation in December of the rules surrounding school calendars. Since then, the district and school board have been in consultation with parents, students, teachers, staff and community organizations about setting the two-week spring break in stone. The Board of Education’s chair, Donna Sargent, and superintendent, Monica Pamer, have also met with other Metro Vancouver school districts on the subject of three-year and balanced calendars. And the upshot thus far is a con-
sensus for a degree of certainty to be implanted into the calendar to allow people to plan with more confidence for the likes of vacations, babysitting, daycare and time off work. “Given the consistent feedback from parents and staff to have a longterm, permanent and predictable Standard Calendar … it is recommended that serious consideration be given for the approval of the proposed three year school calendar,” wrote the district’s assistant superintendent, Wendy Lim, in her report, which was discussed Monday by the school board. More public consultation will take place between now and the spring break before the board decides to implement a three-year calendar. Sargent said any three-year calendar would still be subject to change and wouldn’t be “100 per cent guar-
anteed.” “Like everything else, it could come back to us every year to look at, but I think the if we give out this level of consistency to the public, it would be difficult to change,” said Sargent. And the whole discussion on a district and/or regional balanced calendar — whereby schools take three fourweek breaks per year — may have to take a backseat should a three-year calendar be introduced. “That is something we will have to discuss over the next few weeks,” added Sargent. “We’ve had several discussions at a Metro level about everybody changing their calendars to be the same. “Whether that’s a balanced calendar or not, I’m not sure. It is something that, within Metro, we’ve been talking about a lot.”
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A man entered guilty pleas Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife and a male friend of hers in a McDonald’s on No. 3 Road and Granville Avenue. Chang Xi Wang pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his ex-wife, Yan Lin, 36, and to the second-degree murder of Zhe Hu, 37. The accused had originally been charged with the second-degree murder of Lin but pleaded guilty to the lesser and included offence of manslaughter. The pleas were entered during a brief appearance before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman in Vancouver. Wang sat quietly in the prisoner’s dock with a Mandarin interpreter by his side.
Don Morrison, Wang’s lawyer, told the judge that there would be an agreed statement of facts and possibly a joint book of authorities to deal with parole eligibility issues. A 15-day jury trial had been scheduled to get under way March 18. The sentencing for Wang has been scheduled for March 28. Second-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison with a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 25 years of parole ineligibility. The only sentencing issue on the murder count will be parole eligibility. Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison but usually results in a lesser jail sentence. The two victims were stabbed to death in front of patrons and staff at the restaurant on No. 3 Road in Richmond on Aug. 28, 2009. Wang, 33, was arrested soon after the slayings and has remained in custody since.
Chang Xi pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his wife and her companion at this McDonald’s on No. 3 Road.
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For years, Vancouver resident Gurpreet Gill was a missing person whose family desperately searched for her. Now she has been confirmed as a 2006 murder victim and her husband Jaswant Singh Gill has been charged with killing her. Vancouver Police Sgt. Kevin McLaren said Monday that the mystery of Gurpreet’s disappearance was solved when human remains found in Richmond about two weeks ago were confirmed as those of the missing woman. McLaren said that police had few clues to go on after Gurpreet’s relatives reported her missing in 2006 to Vancouver Police. “As the missing person
investigation proceeded, it became clear she had likely met with foul play,” McLaren said. “For years, investigators looked for the evidence that would link a suspect to the murder. Recently, they found what they needed.” Jaswant Gill, 40, was arrested in Vancouver Saturday and charged Sunday. He was due to appear in Vancouver Provincial Court today on one count of second-degree murder. McLaren said Gurpreet’s family became worried seven years ago when they didn’t hear from the 33-year-old for an extended period of time. “Even though initially there were very few clues, our investigators never gave up. They believed they owed it to the family and the victim to stay on the case until it
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While some people feel a compulsion to pour their hearts out to their cab driver, confessing to crimes apparently falls outside the bounds of cabbie/passenger confidentiality. A Richmond man is one of two alleged thieves behind bars after bragging to their taxi driver about a purse snatching they had just committed in North Vancouver on Saturday night. Police say the men boarded a North Vancouver bus and sat down next to a woman who was riding alone. After a few stops, one of the men snatched the woman’s purse and the two bolted. The alleged thieves then hailed a cab and headed to Downtown Vancouver. During the trip, the suspects regaled their driver with tales of their exploits, and showed him the woman’s purse and what appeared to be a handgun. As soon as he dropped off the pair, the cabbie called 9-1-1 to report the incident.
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However, one of the men had already drawn the attention of Vancouver police and was arrested on Granville Street for breach of probation. Investigators in Richmond caught up with the second suspect on Monday night. After a search of his home, Richmond RCMP found a replica pistol. Travis William Nofield, a 19-year-old Langley resident, is facing charges of robbery and possession of stolen property as well as breach of probation. Richmond resident Edward Gerald McKay, 26, is being held on charges of possession of property obtained by crime, using an imitation firearm during an offence, and possession of an imitation firearm for a dangerous purpose. “It is gratifying to see a quick resolution to such a brazen robbery,” said Cpl. Doug Trousdell, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “Our investigators worked closely with our partners at the Vancouver Police Department and Richmond RCMP.”
Investigators: Never gave up Continued from page 5 some measure of comfort, as it has to the investigators who never gave up in their efforts to solve the mystery and seek justice for the victim.”
Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Adam Palmer said the city’s murder rate was at its lowest level in decades in 2012 with just nine slayings. He said that in more than half of the 2012 murders,
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proposal by the Conservative government to lock up mentally ill offenders and throw away the key is unlikely to make our communities safer despite all the rhetoric about public safety. The bill is just the latest in the Harper government’s ‘tough on crime’ policies, which have seen the feds busy fighting a crime wave visible only to Conservative politicians. In the latest target, Ottawa would have us believe mentallyill killers are quickly being given passes to run riot on the streets. The bill creates a new category of “high-risk” offenders whose cases won’t be reviewed until at least three years have passed. Missing from that announcement is the fact that most seriously ill offenders wouldn’t be getting out of their institutions before that time anyway. Most people spend longer locked up in a forensic hospital than they do in jail. Psychotic killings are horrifying, rare and impact the public psyche out of all proportion to their actual frequency. They are exactly the sort of example public policy should not be based upon. The new bill is likely to perpetuate fear and stigma around mental illness but does little to address real problems. What’s really needed is help for the mentally ill prior to an episode that results in violence. In far too many cases, families have been seeking help for years but not receiving it. Money for social programs and medical help for the mentally ill — including adequate followup — is what is needed, not crime laws that stigmatize those in the grip of medical crises.
Demand voice on pipeline The Editor, There is an ancient fable, where a camel asks to put his nose into a tent, and by morning, the entire camel is within the tent, and the original owner is out in the cold. Apply this fable to the actions of the airlines at YVR. Over the years, they have gone from serving the people to monsters pursuing their own interests. The only reason, in truth, for the pursuit of the current fuel depot/pipeline is to increase the bottom line of the airlines, by being able to purchase offshore fuel at low prices. Despite all the PR garbage we have been subjected to, the majority of Richmond residents realize the truth of the matter and remain unalterably opposed to this whole haywire scheme. It would appear to be long past time for the residents of the region to demand a meaningful voice in the operation of YVR, and the dismissal of the current autocratic, bureaucratic leadership, who appear to be aiding and abetting this whole shoddy mess. Perhaps then, we could expect some respect for the environment, some respect for the citizens, and less of these self-serving clowns seeking only to increase their hold, and profits, from a supposedly public owned facility. Terrence Murphy Richmond
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Environmentalists can’t refuse everything It seems to be very fashionable these days for folks to be opposed to all kinds of things, from pipelines to coal exports to extracting natural gas. But how realistic is it to think that shutting down all these things won’t have a negative impact on the economy? Do the same folks waving banners at rallies and shouting rhyming chants really think their standard of living won’t be affected if all kinds of industrial development simply disappear? I know some people think it’s unfair to point out that many people who demand the oil or coal industries cease to exist rely on those same industries in their daily lives. These same people demand that there be more rapid transit lines instead of more automobiles, and proudly ride a bicycle instead of the car. But they don’t seem to realize — or simply choose not to — that coal is used to make steel, which in turn builds those rapid transit lines and those bikes (and wind turbines, and hybrid vehicles and all kinds of “green” alternatives). Unfortunately, the current debate over some of these controversial projects lacks coherence and a recognition that there are very real consequences to saying “no” to everything. The question is, will the debate start becoming informed? The Kinder Morgan pipeline may prove to be the
Keith Baldrey IN THE HOUSE
starting point. The Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline seems to be dead, as the environmental movement has effectively mobilized against it. But the Kinder Morgan project is fundamentally different, and may spark a more reasoned conversation. The big difference, of course, is that there is already an existing pipeline along the proposed route and oil tankers have been filling up at the Burnaby refinery and plying the waters of Burrard Inlet and the Strait of Georgia for decades. That’s a lot different than building a pipeline through untouched pristine wilderness, and sending tankers through waters they’ve never travelled. After all, Vancouver’s harbour is a working harbour, with ships everywhere and small pools of oil visible all over the place. The debate on the Kinder Morgan project is really just getting started. I suspect it will lack the emotions attached to the Northern Gateway pipeline, and the environmental movement will have a harder time marshalling widespread opposition to it. Nevertheless, there
will be opposition. Some local mayors — notably Burnaby’s Derek Corrigan and Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson — are adamantly against it, as are some First Nations (who seem to have a de facto veto over industrial development anyways, courtesy of certain court rulings). And it will be fascinating to see how the NDP, should it win the election this May, handles this issue. The party was quick to denounce the Northern Gateway pipeline, which was taking a position that reflected a majority of public opinion. But the Kinder Morgan project is a more sensitive one for the party, since its activist members no doubt oppose it but to last more than one term in government it must ensure it’s not seen as anti-business. The New Democrats also have to be wary of joining with the anti-fracking crowd, since any moratorium on the controversial practice will have a dramatic and negative impact on government revenues. So it’s easy to say “no” all the time to all kinds of controversial developments. But whichever party wins the next election, it will find itself forced to say “yes” to a few of them. Protest rallies and demonstrations are easy to pull off. Governing without enough money coming in is not. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.
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Do away with Senate Residents want museum details The Editor, The latest developments with respect to the Canadian Senate indicate that this relic of the past should be put to rest. The events relating to Senator Pat Brazeau and the irregularities in the out of town housing claims by some Senators have cast a shadow on this chamber of sleepy second thought. A number of attempts to reform the Senate in the past have failed miserably. The Senate, in its current form, seems to have outlived its usefulness. Any attempts to reform the Senate in a satisfactory manner will require constitutional amendment. This is like opening the Pandora’s Box. None of the central or Atlantic provinces may be willing to give up what they have. This is likely to create a stalemate. To have the Senators elected by the provinces and then appointed by the Prime Minister has some merit. Also, setting a time
limit of eight or nine years for the Senators makes sense. However, such measures may not be the lasting solution. To simply abolish the Senate and then come up with something more acceptable to Canadians seems to be the only viable solution. However, to do that again appears to be a formidable challenge. Canadians spend more than $92 million to keep the Senate going. No doubt, there are some very hard working and conscientious members of this chamber who take their responsibility seriously. They are an exception. On the whole, our Senate has become a repository of old, tired and failed politicians and party loyalists. For some, it is a plum job with little to do. Canadians deserve better than that. They need a balanced, elected, equal and effective chamber of sober second thought. Balwant Sanghera Richmond
Empty condos leads to future problems The Editor, It was reported that there are currently 50 million empty condos and untold numbers of unfinished apartment buildings in China. The situation suggests China will have some significant social and economic
problems to face. Of course, we in Richmond can easily relate to this situation, albeit on a smaller scale. The continuing proliferation of apartment blocks in our city core that remain half-occupied provides clear evidence that we
have been all too willing to walk down the same path and make the same mistakes. The important question is whether or not we will be able to avoid the same inevitable consequences. Ray Arnold Richmond
The Editor, Re: “McNulty: Museum cost justified,” News, Jan. 25. I am writing in response to the letter published in the Richmond News on Feb. 1, 2013 concerning the costs associated with the Richmond Oval. I hope our city councillors read that letter and will respond as soon as possible. City administration should come forth with a complete disclosure of all costs
pertaining to the Oval. It is our money that has been and is being used for that project. We have a right to know the details of how and where our money is being spent. We don’t need a report presented in vague, political jargon. We need and want complete details. Eleanor Hamilton Richmond
Fare gates optimize transit service The Editor, Most people who oppose the upcoming SkyTrain fare gates seem to have not realized that part of the reason that TransLink and the BC MOT want to introduce fare gates is so that integration with the upcoming Compass transit fare card can be achieved. The Compass Card and the data it obtains from its ability to track the beginning and end points of all transit trips will spawn huge improvements region-wide in transit service optimization and cost-efficiency, and these are what is going to offset the capital and annual costs of the fare gates. Without the fare gates, there would be no way to figure out what trips occur on the SkyTrain and no way to optimize based on those trips. That would be counter-productive,
as SkyTrain is a part of so many transit trips in the region. The Compass Card concept is the same concept that has already been introduced on the transit system in Montreal, and is used worldwide in transit systems. For example, in Tokyo, a single money-containing fare card will grant you access to not just the local metro, JR commuter rail and local bus lines, but also vending machines if you want a snack or a drink or whatever of the many unique items dispensed through vending machines in Japan. Once the Compass Card becomes a part of our transit system, everyone’s going to have a better experience on transit here in Metro Vancouver. Daryl Dela Cruz Surrey
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Field gets federal funding Blundell Field has been given a boost of $165,300 from the federal government to go towards replacing the current sod and drainage equipment on the baseball diamond, adding stands, scoreboards and enhancing the dugouts. Richmond City Baseball Association, which runs out of Blundell Field, will also expand the batting cages and create an adjacent long toss training and fielding facility. “We are absolutely delighted (with the funding), along with the City of Richmond, to help
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Parents, let your kids dig through the garbage or rifle through the recycling all for the sake of art and the environment. The Community Arts Council of Richmond presents the second annual EcoFriendly Sculpture Challenge this April and now wants submissions until March 10. The challenge accepts modern sculptures by youth, ages 10 to 17, who have used only recycled, re-purposed or re-used materials. “For kids to start paying attention to the environment now, hopefully speaks to what will happen in the future,” said Margaret Stephens, treasurer and primary administrator of the council. “Hopefully this raises awareness. And when the kids start doing it, it encourages parents to do the same.” Last year, the council accepted all entries, and Stephens hopes the same will happen this year, space permitting. First, the submissions must go before a jury to ensure quality and requirements are met. “It teaches the kids what not to throw away and it will hopefully encourage an artistic sense within them as well.” The age range has expanded to include
Each participant from last year’s Eco-Friendly Sculpture Challenge received a Participation Certificate for their work. 16- and 17-year-olds, which separates the contestants into three categories: junior (10 to 12 years), intermediate (13 to 15) and senior (16 and 17). There will be cash prizes for winners in each category, including a people’s choice award, voted in by viewers. Last year’s winners included a Steampunk Rocket Car powered with LED lights and garage-door openers, and a Recycle-a-saurus sculpted out of paint
colour samples and an egg carton. Winners will display at City Hall and at the Earth Day celebrations on April 20. There’s no entrance fee for the contest, which is open to all youth living in or attending a Richmond school. The display at Thompson Community Centre takes place on April 6 and April 7, winners to be announced at 4 p.m. For eligibility and submission requirements, visit www.richmondartscouncil.org.
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Richmond Photo Club holds its annual photo exhibit at Lansdowne Centre this week. members participate in competitions across B.C. and Canada. The exhibit at Lansdowne continues until Sunday, Feb. 24 and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Members of the club will be on hand to greet the public and answer any questions. For more information on the club, or to join, visit www.richmond-photoclub.com.
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Defender Justine Do’s work on the field and in the classroom earns her lucrative deal to prestigious Ivy League school BY MARK BOOTH
Justine Do is a difference maker on the soccer pitch but the Richmond teen’s ambitions go well beyond the sidelines. “My dream is to be involved with medicine, working in a lab or in the field,” she said. “I want to find cures or do something like Doctors Without Borders where I can travel to villages and connect with people through soccer.” A few minutes with this articulate Grade 12 student at Hugh Boyd secondary student and it’s easy to see why she is headed to one of the most prestigious schools in the world. Do has combined her soccer talent and exceptional work in the classroom to earn a lucrative deal to attend Yale University. She is going to Connecticut in 2014 after talks with the Ivy League school began nearly two years ago. Yale women’s varsity head coach Rudy Meredith became interested in Do after watching her during a pre-event at Sportstown for the annual Western Canada Soccer Showcase. At the time, Do was a member of the provincial under-16 team. “We weren’t even allowed to play in the tournament but (Showcase founder) Ciara McCormack had arranged for a few us to go to Sportstown where a bunch of university coaches watched us play some indoor soccer,” recalled Do. The NCAA recruiting process meant Meredith could only have a casual discussion with Do’s mom since she was still in Grade 10. However, a line of communication was established as her soccer career continued to flourish. She helped the Richmond Red Hot Selects complete a banner season by winning the provincial U16 championship, then accepted a spot in the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program. Do made an unofficial visit to Yale at the start of her Grade 11 year and immediately fell in love with the New Haven campus. “I had basically made up my mind the first half hour I was there,” she laughed. “It was just so inspiring seeing how everybody was, not just the soccer team. They are all
there for the same purpose and that’s to be happy and successful at what they want do in their life. I just loved the environment. “The coaches are like a second father or an uncle to you. They have picked you to play for them not because you can score goals but genuinely because you are a good person that they want to develop as an athlete and a person.” Do described herself as a “bench warmer” during the early years of her soccer career before she began working with Clive Clarke at the U13 level. Clarke made her realize her potential on one of the most successful teams ever to come out of the Richmond Girls Soccer Association. Do was slotted in at fullback where she became a dynamic player, often jumping into the play as an extra dimension to the team’s vaunted attack that featured current U20 national team member Summer Clarke. “I can’t think of a coach who has been more of a influence,” said Do. “Clive is a good person, great coach and an even better mentor. He not just helps you grow as a soccer player but emphasizes what it means to be a true athlete and a person. “It was so fun to play on that team. It’s weird how it ended up being only 12 of us (on the roster). Our chemistry off the field reflected in the way we played.” Do would have liked to stay another year with the Red Hot Selects but she couldn’t say no to the Whitecaps’ offer that covers all her training expenses. It meant a huge commitment for herself, and her parents too, with nightly training sessions at least four times a week up at Burnaby Mountain. This season, she has a car pool buddy as Summer Clarke has now joined the Residency Program before she heads off to Louisiana State University on a full-ride scholarship. The pair also have their driver’s licenses, although their parents still must come for the ride. “Summer and I are dangerous and adventurous,” laughed Do of their skills behind the wheel. “We take our turns driving.” Do will graduate in June and her Whitecaps season will conclude in early August. She then wants some time to catch
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Yale bound Justine Do is in her second full season with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program. She in her Grade 12 year at Hugh Boyd secondary school. her breath before heading to Yale. “Coach Rudy is really supportive of my decision and some don’t get to make that choice,” she said. “I would have been basically going right from the Whitecaps to
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Big first half powers Palmer to 7th straight city championship
The RC Palmer Griffins will attempt to secure one final trip to Kamloops this week and they will be doing it as seven-time Richmond Senior Boys Basketball League champions. The Griffins head to the Lower Mainland AA Championships at King George secondary in Vancouver with plenty of momentum after securing their record-tying seventh straight title. After finishing fourth in regular season play, Palmer played its best basketball when it mattered the most, producing three straight wins last week, including a 91-81 victory over the host Burnett Breakers in front of a capacity crowd last Friday. “I am very proud of these boys,” commented head coach Paul Eberhardt. “Many people doubted us that we would bounce back and win it again but the boys showed great heart and played incredible basketball when it counted most.” The difference proved to be Palmer’s explosive first half as they managed 37 points in the opening
quarter and took a commanding 60-37 lead into the intermission. The Griffins were lethal beyond the arc, hitting seven three-pointers in the first quarter alone.
“That was one of the most impressive halves I have seen a Palmer team play,” continued Eberhardt. “We had five different players hit three-point shots.”
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RC Palmer Griffins held off the Burnett Breakers 91-81 to win the Richmond Senior Boys Basketball Championship.
The Breakers showed why they lost just once in league play by storming back with a terrific third quarter, outscoring the defending champs 24-8. However, they never could get closer than seven points as Palmer always seemed to come up with a key basket to slow the momentum. Senior Jamie Madewan made his final game in Richmond a memorable one with a game-high 35 points. He also had 11 rebounds and eight assists. Madewan, who came off the bench as a Grade 10 to have a key role in the provincial final two years earlier, was later named the Richmond League MVP. Antonio Jhuty added 30, while Justin Wong had 26 for Burnett. Palmer’s road to the final began with a 91-81 win over the Richmond Colts, then a 80-66 victory against regular season champion McMath. Burnett advanced with wins over Steveston-London (74-44) and McRoberts (70-51). The Griffins now turn their attention to attempt-
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GOTCH, Grace January 3, 1934 - February 12, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Grace Gotch. Long-time resident of Steveston, for all that had the opportunity to know her, may her memories be cherished in your hearts. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23rd at Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway Street, Richmond, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Steveston United Church in memory of Grace Gotch.
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The Onni Group has commenced reconstruction work and re-paving of the river front boardwalk at Imperial Landing in Steveston as of Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The construction period is expected to be 6-8 weeks and during this time the following areas will be closed to pedestrians and bicycle traffic: ●The boardwalk between No. 1 Road and the west side of Phoenix Pond ● Pedestrian bridge will be closed on the east side of Phoenix Pond During the closures, pedestrians and bicycle traffic will be directed to the sidewalk on the north side of Bayview Street. Once re-built, the Dyke Trail at Imperial Landing will be available for the enjoyment of the community. For more information, please contact Brendan Yee, Development Manager, Onni at 604.637.8431 or email@example.com
EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552
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REAL ESTATE For Sale by Owner
Houses - Sale
6020-06 2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.
AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
Houses - Sale
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
6020-24 5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000.
CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068
WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958
Houses - Sale
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www.bcforeclosures.com 3 BR home from $10,600 down $980/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock
11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5640
CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
Houses - Sale
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 4 bath Set up to have a suite, $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see PropertyGuys.com ID: 76019
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
Vancouver East Side
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
Other Areas BC
E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628
FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509
211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607
BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 PropertyGuys.com id: 77100
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
Real Estate Investment
TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
Mobile Homes 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
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GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
Out Of Town Property
1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592
Lots & Acreage
W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599
PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $319,900. 604-798-1258 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladner/ South Delta
Lots & Acreage
HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272
CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511
4BDRM/3.5BTH BEAUTIFUL SOUTH SURREY TOWNHOUSE PRICED TO SELL!!!!!! #24-2738 158 ST ~1947 sq ft. Side by side 2 car garage. South facing fenced yard and large private deck. Basement bedroom features private ensuite. 778-384-2057 or email: email@example.com. Priced to Sell at $549,900.
Houses - Sale
NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536
6508 PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
Real Estate Investment
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Bach from $835 1 bdrm from $930 1 bdrm & den from $1060 2 bdrm from $1155 WATERFRONT APARTMENTS
$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $638K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
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Bach from 805 1 Bdrm from $910 2 Bdrm from $1105
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
LRG 3 bdrm 2.5 ba , newly reno’d, 1 pkg, patio, $1225 inc heat/hw, 604-218-4804 604-275-4898 RMD 2 br, 1.5 bath, 6 appl, nr shops/school, transit, 1 prkg, storage shed, small yard $1300, now 1-250-398-0720 Call collect pls.
1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-794-3428
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912
2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292
2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: email@example.com 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
9160 2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097
Sports & Imports
1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
8087 1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564
EUROPE RENOVATION Complete home renovation & new construction. Quality workmanship. Visit: europerenovation.com Call: 778-233-5726
# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION
By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
8125 1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 email@example.com
2 BR, RMD, PETS OK, 1,000sf, Ironwood area, 7 appl, $1400 +50%util ns Mar 1, 604-241-4616
Brand New 2 BR glvl ste, small pet ok, Feb 15, $950 incls util, nr No.5/Williams, 604-700-9343
2 BR, clean, own laundry, ns np, quiet area, avail Mar 1, West Richmond 604-277-1746
2 BR Suits Single. grnd lvl @ 4th & Granville, np, ns, no ldry, refs, Mar 1, $900 incl heat/ hydro. couples rent neg. 604-244-7862
THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC
2 BDRM bsmt, Nr Cambie & 4 Rd. $1000 incl utils, no pets, n/s, Avail Now. Call 604-244-1042
2 BR nr # 2 Rd, nr all amens, shared w/d, np $900 + 40% utils 604-593-8596, 604-897-9225
Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
1 BDRM COACHHOUSE, $850 incl utils, no pets, n/s, own w/d, Avail Now. Call 604-277-4810 1 BR bsmt suite, $650 incls utils, No. 4 & Williams, no pets, ns, avail now. 604-272-3959
2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,000. 604-889-4961
FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR ALL complete cars OPEN 24 hrs incl holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 alexstowingscrapcarpickup.ca
EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376
Service From Call
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357
Family Owned & Operated
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
Houses - Rent
9555 KILBY Dr, new reno, 5B, 2.5Ba, 2,850sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2,500 now, call Eric (604)723-7368
Scrap Car Removal
Mariner Cove Co-op is accepting application for their Market & Subsidy Waitlist. 2, 3, 4 BR T/H Units as well as 2BR wheelchair accessible units. 2BR: $858 shr’d purchase $2000. 3BR: $1030 shr’d purchase $2500. 4BR: $1158 shr’d purchase $3000. SASE to: #39 - 4660 52A St, Delta BC V4K 2Y6
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HOME SERVICES 8160
Lawn & Garden
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
2 BR’s (Avail Now) & 3 BR (Avail Mar 1). Close to shopping, schools and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Seasonal pool and in-suite storage avail. (604) 448-0842
Sports & Imports
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
RENTALS 604-275-2664 firstname.lastname@example.org 1 BR Ladner,$740, walk to everything, quiet mature bldg, incls heat, hot water, cable & prkg, np ns, Apr 1, 604-946-2719
Collectibles & Classics
Includes heat, hot water, D/W, outdoor pool, gym. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds.
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email email@example.com
2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
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Moving & Storage
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576
Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
HANDYMAN SERVICES Ken Miller
604.275.1417 Serving Richmond Since 1994 35 Years Experience Fully Insured
All Season Rooﬁng
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Renovations & Home Improvement
★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 **THE GUTTER DOCTOR!** We clean & repair gutters and fix fascia & soffit. Insured & guaranteed. Over 10,000 happy customers! 778-8814647 firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK Tusk Roofing & Sheet Metal. Natural Slate & Metal Roofing 778-987-4054
D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, repairs. Big or small jobs. Randy 604-250-1385 ★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411
A & B Junkers Junk & garden waste removal. Work Safe & Ins. 604-202-3893
604-220•JUNK(5865) 20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load
'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!'
Rubbish Removal ★Free Est, Seniors Disc ★ ★ Recycling ★ Bill 604-377-7587
PROFESSIONAL Tile Setter, 21 yrs exp, all tiles, fully insured. Call Dan: 604-916-4821
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