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Hockey coach jailed for tripping players BY ALAN CAMPBELL

A hockey coach who tripped up two young Richmond players during a post-game handshake was stunned when he was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Tuesday. Martin Tremblay admitted assaulting the two Richmond Steel players following a heated spring hockey gold medal game at the UBC Thunderbird Arena last June. The Crown had asked for his

before serving the rest of his sensentence to be served in the comtence on consecutive weekends. munity, while Tremblay’s defense A shocked and red-faced counsel had asked for a lesser Tremblay put his hands in his conditional sentence. pockets when the sentence was It was, therefore, a surpassed and then offered prise when Richmond his hands behind his Provincial Court’s back to be cuffed by the Judge Patrick Chen told sheriff officer. Tremblay he would, startReferring to ing Tuesday (yesterday), Scan this page Tremblay’s tripping as a be taken to Surrey Prefor video “cowardly sucker-punch trial centre to begin a jail of an unsuspecting victim,” the term. After one day in custody, judge said society “will not tolTremblay will then be released,

erate the assault of children by adults. “If anything, the need for deterrence is stronger here, as he was a coach at the time … this could have generated into riotous behaviour and the court has a high duty to protect children.” Tremblay’s lawyer, Bob Bellows, asked for the jail term to run intermittently, so his client could continue working to support his family. see full story online

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Firefighters from Richmond Fire-Rescue will be on a mission of a different kind this Wednesday. Rather than racing to put out fires or extract people from the wrecks of cars, firefighters from all over the city will be visiting elementary schools with their antibullying message on Pink Shirt Day. During the day — a nationwide event to raise Scan this page public awareto share this ness about article bullying and promote prevention — fire crews will read specially selected short stories to the students. And they’ll all be kitted out in gloriously pink T-shirts to mark the day and do their bit to douse bullying behaviour. “The guys are very much looking forward to going out there and speaking to the kids,” said Richmond’s fire chief John McGowan. see Proceeds page 4

Balancing the books? B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong visited the Richmond Chamber of Commerce on Friday to discuss the B.C. Liberals’ budget.


Blast off! Anderson elementary school students set up an extreme space station at Aberdeen Centre in celebration of education week.


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Steveston-London Sharks have become the first Richmond senior girls basketball team to qualify for the provincial AAA tournament in 12 years after their third place finish at the Lower Mainland Championships.



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Fuel project suspended again BY ALAN CAMPBELL

February 27 1964 — The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

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to any spill impacting the terThe environmental review into the controversial Vancouver restrial environment, including coastal shorelines, regardless of Airport Fuel Delivery project the source. has been suspended for a secWhile the primary regulaond time. B.C.’s Environment Minister tory responsibility for marine spills is federal, B.C. does have Terry Lake announced the a significant role to suspension Monday play and would become afternoon, pending the the lead agency if and outcome of work underwhen the oil comes way by the ministry’s ashore, said Lake. “land-based spill preScan page A consortium of paredness and response to share this airlines, called VAFFC, and in determining the story has applied for an envielements of a worldronmental certificate to barge class marine spill regime.” It seems the findings of such aviation fuel up the south arm of the Fraser River, off-load work will not be available until it to a marine terminal and well into the summer and long storage facility in southeast after May’s provincial election. Richmond and then pipe it parLake’s press release said allel to Highway 99 and then that a “land-based spill” refers

across north Richmond into YVR. Richmond’s mayor, Malcolm Brodie, said the new suspension was a “positive move,” indicating that a lot of the city’s concerns surround the risk of fuel spills on the river.” The plans have been met with derision and dismay by the City of Richmond, RichmondEast MLA Linda Reid and the grassroots neighbourhood protest group VAPOR. Brodie admitted he was surprised by Monday’s announcement, in so much that he had no idea the government study was even taking place. As for suggestions the new suspension is purely politically see Delay page 4

Candidate worries about young people’s future BY ALAN CAMPBELL

The BC Conservative Party acclaimed Nathaniel Lim as its candidate for Richmond-East at a nomination meeting on Sunday at South Arm Community Centre The May provincial election is only a few months away and Lim, who is up against the powerhouses of long-standing BC Liberal Linda Reid, believes the young people of Richmond must have a voice. Lim, 31, said in a press release that he’s particularly concerned about the lack of high-paid jobs, unaffordable housing and increasing provincial debt, which he attests is “driving young people out of Richmond and out of British Columbia.” Lim has a degree in social work and works with youth and families. He says he “sees firsthand the struggles that Richmond residents face.”


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Proceeds: Sales go to Variety Continued from page 1 Chief McGowan also recalled his own up close and personal experience with bullying. “My son was being bullied at elementary school about 13 years ago and I remember the effect it had on him and everyone in the family,” he said. “Rather than being confrontational, we had to meet with the school and partner with everyone to figure out a solution, even meeting with the parents of the boy that was carrying out the bullying. “It’s a difficult situation for everyone and it wasn’t easy. But I would recommend that approach as opposed to being aggressive.”

The firefighters will join Canadians across the country in an effort to stand up against bullying on Feb. 27. Youth coordinators at several Richmond community centres are working with high school students to plan activities to raise awareness of the important role youth play in reducing bullying. Pink T-shirts are available for sale for $10 at Hamilton, West Richmond, South Arm and Cambie Community Centres. Proceeds go to Variety – the Children’s Charity. For more information on Pink Shirt Day and ways you can be involved, visit www.

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Continued from page 3 motivated, Brodie said he had “no idea,” adding that Minister Lake gave no indication at a recent meeting with him that the new study was even taking place. VAPOR responded immediately by forecasting the original 180-day review process will likely now take 1,000 days. However, the group also expressed its “delight” and “sense of accomplishment,” claiming some of the credit for the latest suspension. “This is the fourth delay … this does not say anything good about the process that is claimed to be thorough, rigorous and timely and is supposedly harmonized with the federal Port Metro Vancouver’s review,” wrote VAPOR spokeswoman Carol Day in a press release. VAPOR says the reasons for the suspension are confusing and have “little bearing on the lack of merit this VAFFC proposal has in terms of environmental and public safety with the information now at hand.

“Going into a provincial election with a possibility of approving this ridiculous project hanging over the head of an unpopular government would be foolish,” VAPOR’s Day added. VAPOR has now appealed for “common sense and better environmental leadership” to be shown by whatever party wins the May election. VAFFC, the consortium of airlines behind the project, said it was “confident” any spillprevention measures the government comes up with will match that of their own. “We understand that before the government makes a decision on our project, it wants to complete work that it began last year on spill response regimes covering land-based spills and marine spills that may impact B.C. shorelines,” said VAFFC’s Adrian Pollard. “We await the conclusion of that work, and are confident that the spill prevention and response measures we are proposing will match the high standards that the government is seeking to implement.”

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healthcare costs was one of the reasons given by de Jong. The chamber’s chair, Barry B.C. finance minister Mike de Jong Grabowski, said he was fairly satisfied was in town to speak to members of with de Jong’s explanations on a budthe Richmond Chamber of Commerce get that “raised many questions.” about the new provincial “He gave some budget at a special luncheon rational thoughts at the Delta Vancouver on items within Airport Hotel on Friday. the budget,” said While admitting the Grabowski. budget wasn’t exciting or “Businesses “glitzy,” de Jong highlighted never like to see tax the fact his Liberal governincreases, but it was ment has “scrimped and coming on the horiscraped” to balance the zon from last year. books, as it were. “But the corpoHe said the government rate tax increase is has “exercised discipline” not a small business and tightened belts in terms tax, which would of new spending. Mike de Jong have affected most De Jong also acknowlof our members.” edged that increases to personal Grabwoski said most of the chamincome tax, increases to corporate tax, ber members will have more to worry increases to MSP premiums and the about with the return of the PST, after sale of government land has helped the HST debacle and subsequent withB.C. balance the budget. drawal. Before taking questions from the “If anything, I’m grateful they’re floor, de Jong asked the chamber not trying to spend their way to an members to consider the budget as an election victory,” added Grabowski. “honest and credible one.” “As a small business owner myself, One chamber member asked why I can’t spend what I don’t have in the tax on alcohol wasn’t increased order to succeed.” instead of raising MSP premiums. Local political commentator Sacha An increase of $2.4 billion in Peter labeled last week’s announceBY ALAN CAMPBELL

ment as “part budget, part budget election platform. “The bulk of the budget was balanced through asset sales, which is balanced in an accounting sense, but in an economic sense, it’s very artificial,” said Peter. Moreover, to his mind, this was the first time the BC Liberals have explicitly raised both personal and corporate income taxes, said Peter. “That did surprise me, even though they’re saying it’s temporary. The same move was temporary back in World War I, and we know how that went.” A big change, added Peter, was that the budget is mostly dated to kick in on 2014 — a shot, of sorts, across the bow of NDP leader Adrian Dix to follow it through, should his party win the election. Peter forecasted the budget would harm the BC For more Liberals more than photos it helps. “There were the usual vote-grabbing promises,” he added. “But it’s definitely a left-wing budget. “I think the income tax increases will hit the base of the party, who will just not even come out to vote.”

Sex offender convicted in deaths of teen girls Spectators in a Vancouver courtroom erupted in applause Friday as Martin Tremblay was found guilty in connection with the 2010 deaths of two teenage girls who had partied at his Richmond home. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Butler convicted Tremblay of two counts of criminal negligence causing the deaths of Martha Jackson, 17, and Kayla Lalonde, 16. “In all of the circumstances, I have no hesitation in concluding that he showed a wanton and reckless disregard for the lives and safety of both girls.” The girls died of alcohol and drug overdoses in March 2010 after passing out in the home of Tremblay, a convicted sex offender and a drug dealer. The courtroom was jammed with family and friends of the two victims. The judge also found Tremblay guilty of one of two counts of obstruction of justice for attempting to evade a police investigation. Two lesser charges of failing to provide the necessaries of life were conditionally stayed. The two victims were already intoxicated when Tremblay invited them and one other girl to his home and provided them with more alcohol to consume. He also provided Martha and Kayla with a line of methadone to snort, which made them throw up and pass out. Instead of providing the girls with medical help, he took advantage of them, sexually touching two of them. Tremblay noticed that Kayla was having trouble breathing and should have called for medical help, said the judge. The girls were in his charge and the failure to call for help amounted to a marked departure from the standard of care expected of an adult, he said. — Keith Fraser, The Province ❚ Full story at

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Cathedral Thinking and Natural Gas Our Government’s Throne Speech, I hope, will remind us all of the importance of 'cathedral thinking'... thinking in the long term, beyond the election cycle in particular. In past centuries, workers toiled on cathedrals, excavating, laying foundations, building walls all the time knowing full well that they would not likely see the finished product. They would not see the finished product because it would take 30, 50 or even 80 years to finish. Yet they persevered, confident in their knowledge that they were contributing in a very real way to the future of their community, the future of their society. This is where the term 'cathedral thinking' gets its name.

decisions now and we will not see the benefits for many years. As always, not making a decision would be the easiest route at this time. Let's be bold and dream big, let's act now even if we won't see the benefits for years...Let's embrace 'cathedral thinking' and take the necessary steps now for the benefit of our children and grandchildren. The legacy of today's decisions effecting natural gas will be a Prosperity Fund that will serve British Columbians for generations to come.

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Findlay gets defensive BY SANDOR GYARMATI Delta Optimist

Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay was part of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minor cabinet shuffle last week. On Friday, it was announced at a private swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall that Findlay, a first-term MP who had been in the role of parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice, will become the associate to

Defence Minister Peter McKay. “Our government is delivering on its promise to build a first-class, modern military that is ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century. “I am honoured that Prime Minister Harper has asked me to continue this important work as associate minister of national defence,” Findlay said in a statement Friday. “I have profound respect and admiration for

the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. “I look forward to supporting the minister of national defence on a number of key projects as we work to rebuild our military while delivering value for taxpayer dollars.” She added, “Our government’s investments in renewing and modernizing the Canadian Armed Forces’ capabilities are creating thousands of high quality skilled jobs all across the country.”

Missing tourists appeal

Richmond RCMP is asking for help in finding two missing tourists from Chinese tour groups. They make up the third and fourth instances of missing tourists in Richmond since last August. Yanyun Chen, 61, has been missing from her group since Jan. 21 while staying at the Hampton Inn. She did not board her flight back to China. She’s an Asian female, five feet, two inches tall and 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a three-quarter length black coat and black knee high heeled boots. Richmond RCMP also received a report from a tour guide that Suqin Feng, 52, was missing from her tour group on Feb. 19 around 11 p.m. The group was staying at the Holiday Inn Express. She’s an Asian female with black hair and brown eyes. If you have seen either woman, call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. ❚ For pictures of the missing women and the full story, go to

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ink Shirt Day has gone from an impromptu show of solidarity by Grade 12 students standing up for a bullied classmate to a national conversation every February. Every year on the last Wednesday of February, we put on our pink shirts, pat ourselves on the back and refocus our efforts on how to confront the issue of kids preying on kids. There’s no doubt a co-ordinated, visible effort by everyone to symbolize their support by wearing pink en masse has an effect but it’s time we ratcheted things up a notch. As we saw with the tragic case of Amanda Todd last year and Rebecca Marino’s early departure from professional tennis this week — in part, because of nasty comments made on the Internet — the bullying business is online and business is good. Anonymous bullies don’t know or care about the colour of garments. This means closer attention and a more sophisticated strategy is needed. The province did right by setting up, a website that holds many of those answers and strategies for kids and parents including a tool to report bullying to the appropriate authorities - fighting fire with fire. In the meantime, whether you suspect your child is a victim, a bully, a witness or none of the above, have a sitdown and chat about bullying, its causes and consequences. The website will serve as an excellent jumping off point. In too many cases of youth depression and self-harm, the warning signs were there but went overlooked.


Rid ethnocentric labelling The Editor, Why don’t we just stop with the Chinese-Canadian, JapaneseCanadian, Italian-Canadian, Russian-Canadian, etc. and just all call ourselves Canadians! It would, in many instances, be justifiable to believe that such declarations have somewhat more to do with ethnocentric attitudes than with simple statements of pride in heritage. When it is truly relevant and productive to a conversation or situation there is nothing wrong with making reference to ethnic contexts and influences, but there are so many instances where such information is not only totally unnecessary and irrelevant but sometimes divisive. Every one of us, after all, is sharing passage on a fragile, challenged planet and with each passing year it becomes increasingly evident that unless we soon learn to focus more on what we all share in common rather than what differentiates us, every person and every ethnic group on earth will be forced to collectively carry the burden of the same interrelated social, economic, and environment penalties. At that point, and it will inevitably come, ethnicity will become totally irrelevant. If, however, we in Canada are unable and/or unwilling to overcome our need to ethnically differentiate ourselves, we should at least attempt to reverse the language in our labelling to read Canadian-Chinese, Canadian-Italian, Canadian-Japanese, Canadian-Native, etc. Even such a simple adjustment might have a profound effect on, not only the ways in which we view and interact with each other, but also on the manner in which we participate in the culture-building experiment we are all part of. For my part, irrespective of what my genetic and cultural origins might be, I consider myself to be a Canadian first, and then, if you insist and it is relevant to something, a German/Russian, second. That seems appropriate, doesn’t it? Ray Arnold Richmond

Public has switched off to B.C. Liberals The evidence is in: British Columbians have collectively hit the “off ” switch to anything the B.C. Liberal government has to say. Nothing the B.C. Liberals have tried for months has improved their standing with the voters, who now appear firmly entrenched in the anti-B.C. Liberal camp. Two recent polls back these assertions up. One, by Ipsos-Reid, showed that just 12 per cent of those knew the government had tabled a new budget believed the government when it claimed it was “balanced.” The latest Angus Reid poll provides a mountain of findings that show the B.C. Liberals continue to be mired in a swamp of negativity from the voters. The party trails the NDP by 16 points, and has lost about one-third of the people who voted for it in 2009. Most tellingly, the Angus Reid poll showed that 59 per cent of the electorate want a new government. That is an astounding figure, one that must send shudders through the B.C. Liberal camp. But the governing party is pressing on, and has decided to make its alleged fiscal prowess the central theme of its platform. You may well ask how a government that has wracked up four deficits in a row and almost doubled the provincial debt can expect to be re-elected on a platform that says it’s the

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only party to be trusted to manage government finances properly. Yet that is precisely the seemingly contradictory argument the B.C. Liberals are putting forth as we head towards the election. Unfortunately for the ruling party, its track record for managing finances is hardly a stellar one. The B.C. Liberals have brought home seven deficit budgets during their time in office, and have pushed the provincial debt level from $34 billion when they were first elected to $63 billion next year. And since nothing has worked for them, there is little reason to think the public is going to suddenly start listening to their arguments about financial management. The only variable left in the game is all about the NDP. Only a major stumble or scandal in the NDP camp is likely to derail their election chances. The NDP is constantly battling its stereotyped image as a left-wing, taxand-spend party. Certainly, its time in office in the 1990s won’t help it dispel that image, as it raised taxes considerably and balanced the books a mere two times.

And now the NDP is facing an interesting challenge. After branding the B.C. Liberals’ latest budget as “phony” and “bogus” it can hardly put the same fiscal plan in front of the voters. It’s more than likely the NDP will have to put forth a budget that shows a deficit next year. The key question may be, just how high a deficit can the party get away with? I suspect something less than a $500 million deficit may strike voters as reasonable. After all, the current fiscal year shows a $1.3 billion deficit on the B.C. Liberals’ watch. But how the NDP gets to that figure is unclear and perhaps problematic. They’ve condemned the government’s sell-off of $475 million worth of assets and its taking of a $245 million dividend from B.C. Hydro, plus it has suggested health care is about $235 million short. It adds up to a deficit of about $750 million, which may strike some as too high (and I haven’t even included the various demands from NDP caucus members to increase spending in other areas). Of course, none of this may matter. If the general public keeps that “off ” switch to anything the B.C. Liberals have to say, that big gap between them and the New Democrats won’t be closing come Election Day. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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Growth spurt suspicious council’s stand applauded. PMV serves a corporate agenda. Just look at its board of directors. It cannot be trusted on questions of land use and community planning. They aggressively buy ALR land, push for a new crossing of the south arm in East Richmond and will not stop until all of the Lower Mainland is paved. As for the tunnel, there is no need to replace it, provided the Canada Line is extended along Shell Road to south of the tunnel. Some think the Canada Line is running at capacity. No! It can be loaded with more trains. Nick Loenen Richmond

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Don’t build it, they won’t come The Editor, I guess Richmond city council and staff (who encourage and support mega projects) have not heard of liquefaction? Or … earthquakes? Is city hall prepared should that occur? No, not hardly. Why build across from an airport when all you will receive is noise complaints? I could go on, but look around Richmond, there are many more examples. Decisions from city hall most often make no sense! Why are we building ever higher here in Richmond? And denser? If you don’t build, they won’t come. Very simple math. People will move elsewhere — simple logic. Sorry, I forgot: we are too attached to the dollars all these buildings bring. Sure, it creates a few temporary jobs, but it leaves us with nothing more than overpopulation in a finite space. This creates tension (stress) and illness. STOP building already! You are choking the residents of Richmond.

This is not Hong Kong, this is not Vancouver, you live in Richmond, Mr. Mayor and staff. And you have destroyed it with your neglect of open spaces and green space, turning agricultural land into living developments. People need green, open spaces for their mental health. It encourages people to get out and walk and enjoy the outdoors and connect with each other. It ensures quality of life, which has definitely soured here in Richmond since this mayor took the helm. What horrific vision do you have of this city? Can anyone tell me the justifications for the decisions made in city hall? Our city is turning into a concrete jungle — a horrific change from the Richmond that we all loved. I accept change, but the creation before us is not pleasant at all. Many would agree with me. Linda Martens Richmond

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Help shape Richmond’s future social circle City-run open house next week will paint clear picture of final draft of Social Development Strategy

The City of Richmond is inviting people to help shape our social development future for the next 10 years. The public is being encouraged to review and comment on the final draft of the city’s Social Development Strategy to 2022 before it’s revised and sent to city council for approval. “Richmond has a strong tradition of addressing social needs in its planning and service delivery,” said Mayor

Malcolm Brodie. “This strategy draws on many existing successes to guide the city and community partners to work together in decisions and resource allocation to further develop capacity in response to emerging social matters over the next decade.” The strategy consists of a clear framework that provides an over-arching vision, three major goals, nine strategic directions with specific actions under each

direction. For example, the vision is a city that considers the needs of its present and future generations, values and builds on its diversity, nurtures its social capital and treats its citizens with fairness and respect. There’s an opportunity to attend a drop-in style public open house on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. where city representatives will be on-

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example,” because many children affected by autism exhibit behaviours leading to social isolation. In addition, furry friends can also stimulate contact with peers. “Having a pet makes them more outgoing and creates a bond with other children at school,” said Whalen. At the fundraiser, a family who has been helped by the organization will share their personal experience. “Autism Support Dogs provides dogs at no cost,” Whalen said. “One dog costs $20,000 to bread, raise and train.” Thus, students aim to collect enough money to provide one family with a child affected by autism with a guiding pet. “We’re hoping to create more awareness for the cause,” said Whalen. The Colour My Story fundraiser takes place Feb. 27 at the Dockside Lounge in Granville Island from 6.30 to 9 p.m. The event will be hosted by Global BC’s meteorologist Mark Madryga.

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It takes a village to raise a child astronaut. With support from the families and help from the community, Anderson elementary teacher Glyn Davies was able to create 30 of them, setting up camp at Aberdeen Centre for education week until March 3. The “Aberdeen International Space Station” is a way for his Grade 6/7 class to take their research from theory to practice, while imparting their knowledge to the community. “We’re taking it to the next step,” said Davies, who does an interactive project like this one each term. “The students get so engaged and excited about them. It’s not me, I only enable them.” The class spent Monday afternoon setting up their space station — a

black tent-like structure with a “Hall of Space Heroes” along the outside using images of Neil Armstrong, Roberta Bondar and Marc Garneau, as well as Ham (the chimpanzee) and Buzz Lightyear, of course. Step inside and see the entire solar system in glow-in-the-dark papiermâché, complete with Saturn’s rings and Curiosity on Mars. It’s bustling with the excited chatter of several small astronauts, adding final touches to the station and explaining the project to those who enter. “It’s something you dream about doing,” said 12-year-old Vivian Yan in Grade 7. “And now we get to bring all our research and work to life.” Vivian, along with her classmates, dress in orange astronaut jumpsuits

and give mall-goers guided tours of their space station, providing facts about the solar system. “It’s an amazing project,” said Christina Yang, 12, also in Grade 7. “Building needs a lot of thinking, it’s not just putting pieces together. We have to follow Scan this page instructions and learn, and we have for a video of the exhibit to fix the problems that occur.” Davies has each student choose a role to play on the project and engages them in a story, such as, being astronaut tour guides or playing detective in an Egyptian museum crime scene, as was the case a couple of years ago. see Project page 13

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The astronaut tour guides get ready to take mall-goers on a tour of their solar system. From left, Micah Lozada, Grade 6, Wentao Yang, Grade 7, Judy Yu, Grade 7 (in front), Glyn Davies (teacher), Monica Pamer (district superintendent), Christina Yang, Grade 7, and Adele Luo, Grade 7.

Continued from page 12 The students first set up the station at Anderson, and then moved it to Aberdeen for education week, which the Richmond School District has been celebrating for the past 10 years. “It’s a great way to showcase public education and raise awareness about the kinds of things we’re doing,” said Victor Tang, district communications and marketing manager. “The schools are the main drivers of the events

and they get pretty excited about it.” Monday’s kick off featured performances by Richmond youth including the hip hop dance troupe iHeart and singing by Palmer secondary student Monica Tang. Throughout the week, the space exhibit will be on display along with art from various elementary and high schools. Other events include a Fine Arts Fair (today) and a Career Programs Expo (Thursday). “Public education incor-

porates kids at all different levels of ability and learning styles,” said Davies. “They have the opportunity to plug in at their level. What’s exciting [about this project] is each child is fully engaged and excited and motivated, as their families and members of the community, so it’s a big

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As a child of about five or six, Ronald Martinez remembers being held by his grandmother and waltzing throughout the El Salvadorian house. “She needed a dance partner so she would lift me up, with her smoke in her mouth — back when we didn’t know about the dangers of smoking — and we would start to waltz,” said the salsa dancer and instructor. Martinez will be headlining the fourth and final installment of the Vancouver International Salsafestival, starting next Thursday, March 7 until Sunday, March 10. In the past 12 years, the Richmond resident has taught and performed globally, while also volunteering locally with the Richmond School District. Until last year, Martinez would teach salsa dancing during physical education classes, as well as, workshops at Richmond’s Girls Only Lifestyle Expo. “As a child, it’s important to be introduced to dance,” he said. “It’s about body awareness and being comfortable in your own body. It’s very psychological, so powerful and so beautiful.” Many international, award-winning instructors get involved in the four-day festival of performances, workshops and parties. This year, it’s expected to attract more than 4,000 participants.

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$! Martinez never thought he’d dance for a living, but now that he has, he doesn’t plan on stopping. Due to his increasingly busy schedule, he had to cut back on volunteering, but currently works at Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio in Vancouver. “It’s part of my culture,” said the winner of the 2010 Asset Champion Award. “My mom would dance every day when she was cooking or cleaning, it’d be part of every celebration. It’s interesting that you never think that the thing you love could be something you could do as a job.” The festival takes place at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit




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The Richmond Ice Centre food bank involved Seafair MHA, Richmond MHA and Richmond Ringette. Together, they raised more than $7,000 and collected more than 3,000 pounds of food for a foodbank fundraiser. From left, Tayay Takasaki, Willie Wong, Margaret Hewlett and Jacob Rausch.


Richmond’s Courtney Haddix takes on a 48-storey climb for the BC Lung Association’s annual fundraiser, Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air, this Sunday, March 3 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. Haddix, who was recently diagnosed with moderate to severe asthma, will be doing the 739-step challenge for the first time.


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Douglas Woods (right) is part of a team building an extension school in the Kawangare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. The estimated cost of the project is $25,000. Each team member is required to pay his or her own way at a cost of about $3,000. Richmond resident Woods, pictured with Raymond Grewal, of R.F. Luxury Shuttle, drives shuttle buses Friday and Saturday evenings from 8 p.m. to the early morning hours, picking up passengers from the airport and transports them to various hotels in the city. Woods will use part of his wages and tips to fund the cost of the trip and passes his business card to any passengers interested in why he’s driving.

McMath drama department presents their third annual production of “13 Past Midnight, a murder mystery full of comedic twists and hilarious moments suitable for all ages. The students have been working hard each day after school. The show takes place from Feb. 25 to March 1 at 7 p.m. at the McMath Theatre. Tickets can be purchased from Annie Rough at arough@

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Speaking of the papal election Over the next few John Lateran was the weeks, the resignation pope’s official Roman of Pope Benedict and residence. In 1447 the election of his succonstruction began of a cessor will be a recurnew papal palace inside rent topic in the news the Vatican. worldwide. The Vatican Palace The ritual about to was continually IN OTHER WORDS be carried out doesn’t renovated, rebuilt and happen as frequently as, expanded. say, a presidential election. For this and In 1473, Pope Sixtus IV replaced the other reasons, the terminology used in ruinous medieval “Cappella Maggiore” reporting on the event is sometimes far with the Sistine Chapel. Decorated by from obvious. Michelangelo in the 16th century, it is Even the history of the places where voting takes place during papal involved isn’t always common knowlconclaves. edge. The Vatican, for instance, derives The term conclave, the meeting its name from the Latin “Vaticanus,” of the College of Cardinals to elect the ancient Roman name of the hill on a pope, derives from the Latin “cum which it sits. clavis,” meaning with key — in earlier In the fourth century, the first church centuries cardinals were locked into of St. Peter’s was built over what is small cells in the Vatican Palace to prebelieved to have been the tomb of Saint vent the Holy Roman Emperor, or the Peter. The present church, on the same French or Spanish king, from interfersite, dates from the 16th-17th centuries. ing in the election process. In 1929, by the terms of the Lateran The College of Cardinals is formed Treaty, the Vatican was established of the three cardinalitial orders — the as an independent city-state, ruled by cardinal bishops, cardinal priests and the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. cardinal deacons. St. Peter’s is one of the four major “Cardo,” the Latin for hinge, principapal basilicas in Rome, but not the pal, is the root of the word referring to Cathedral, which is St. John Lateran. the dignity of cardinal. Bishop derives From the fourth until the early 15th ultimately from the Greek for overseer, century, the palace attached to St. by way of the Latin “biscopus” and

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“episcopus.” Priest, from the Latin “presbyter,” defines the clergyman in the second of the holy orders, below the bishop but above the deacon. The Greek word for servant, messenger, “diaconus” in Latin, is the source for the English word deacon. Although the College of Cardinals comprises all the cardinals in the Catholic Church, only those under the age of 80 may vote. After Mass on the first day of voting, the cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel to cast their secret ballots. The successful candidate must receive a two-thirds majority. Voting continues twice a day until the required majority is reached. After each failed vote the ballots are mixed with straw and burned in a stove, producing a dark smoke, clearly visible above the Sistine Chapel. When the cardinals finally elect a pope, the smoke is white. If the victor is, by chance, not a bishop, he is quickly consecrated. The issue of the vote is announced to the world when a cardinal steps onto the loggia of the Vatican Palace, overlooking St. Peter’s Square, and proclaims, “Habemus Papam.” Sabine Eiche is a writer and art historian (



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Community Send your education questions to district superintendent Monica Pamer CLASSROOM Q&A


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so we thought it might be better to turn the tables and invite some reader participation. If you have a question for the school district, the chances are other people have that question too. You can post any questions you have to our Facebook page (link available at www., or tweet us @ RichmondSD38. Thanks to DCL and KC for sending in the two interesting questions we’re looking at today. Q: I thought I heard that a “reverse lunch” program (play first, eat later) was being piloted at some Richmond elementary schools. What is the status of the program and will it be implemented elsewhere? Is it a school-by-school choice? — DRL A: I heard from 10 Richmond elementary schools that have a “reverse lunch”. The children go out to play when the lunch break begins, then they come back in and eat lunch. As Jane MacMillan, principal of Woodward elementary puts it, “We find

it works exceptionally well. Students are able to immediately have a great physical break after working in class (rather than delaying it by having to eat lunch first). “By the time they come in at 12:30 p.m., they are hungry and ready to eat. There is not the same sense of urgency, as some aren’t racing to get outside to play, and as they have 20 minutes to eat, most are finished by the time the bell rings at 12:50 p.m. “However, another benefit is for the slower eaters. Rather than being left in the class while the others head outside, as would be the case in a traditional lunch break, those who aren’t quite finished eating can have a few extra minutes, as most classes have some sort of independent reading time after lunch.” MacMillan’s comments are similar to those of other schools that have switched up lunch hour in this way. We also have reports that the amount of food thrown away at lunch is dramatically down at schools with the reverse lunch hour. Schools

who have reversed their lunch seem to like it that way for lots of good easons. This is a school-by-school choice rather than a district initiative. If you’re interested in pursuing this idea, the best place to talk about it is at your child’s school. Both the principal and the PAC would be good places to start. Each school I heard from used some sort of consultation process to make sure parents and staff had some input about the idea before they tried it out. Q: I’m a parent of a child with a life-threatening peanut allergy. It seems that even with signs plastered everywhere, still some parent sends their child with a peanut butter sandwich. What other precautionary measures is the school district taking to protect children with severe food allergies? — KC I can see that you’d be concerned about this, as the stakes for your child are high. In my experience, schools are very careful with

severe allergies, as this is a critical health issue. There’s a publicized list of names and pictures of children with serious allergies in each school and this is circulated to all staff. An emergency plan is in place and trained staff members can administer medication if necessary. However, it seems that you’re concerned because you noticed a peanut butter sandwich had been brought to school by another child. It’s important to talk to your child’s school about their safety procedures around allergies and what the expectations are for other parents. The bottom line — please ask if you have health or safety concerns about your child at school. We don’t want you to worry or suffer in silence. The school wants to be fully aware of your child’s health needs too, so it never hurts to check in with them when you have questions like this. Monica Pamer is the superintendent of the Richmond School District.


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Take risks worth taking This is the second of a 10part series. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” This phrase was misattributed to the economist Milton Friedman, but its origin dates back to a 19th century WEALTH practice in American bars of offering a free lunch to entice the more lucrative drinking customers. There was usually no real net bargain to the patrons, as the higher margins on the ale quickly soaked up any savings on the lunch! The same goes with our investments. Risk and return are very closely related as I alluded to in my last article. For every incremental increase in risk, we need to undertake an additional level of risk. Put simply, you can’t get a higher return for free. The price is in the additional risk. Only certain risks offer an expected reward — and science has helped identify these risks. For our purposes, we will confine our discussion of risk and reward to the most studied category, stocks, also known as equities. The two major equity risks are size and price (or value). In regards to “size risk,” there is a whole spectrum of companies listed on stock exchanges, from the very small and risky ones to those large and “safer” stocks. As a prime example of this, when was the last time that you saw a government bail out a small, little known company versus a huge corporation employing thousands of citizens?

Richard Vetter

Although the market needs to price its riskier smaller stocks down in order to attract our investment, we are on average rewarded with a higher return. “Price risk” refers to whether the market has sold down the price of a stock SMARTS due to real and perceived risk (value stocks) or whether it has bid the value up to reflect the fact that it’s held in high regard because of real or potential earnings growth (growth stocks). Imagine the stock market as a department store. Are potential buyers eagerly lined up outside, or do we need a 50 per cent sale to attract our interest? Although I usually buy when goods are on sale, I may risk getting merchandise that is out of favour for various reasons. If there’s quality there, I may be willing to pay full price though. The fact is that there is a broad diversification of small, medium and large companies that are priced at a discount, regular price, or going for a premium and I want to own them all around the world in order to increase my expected returns and reduce volatility. The next challenge lies in how best to invest in these stocks rather than speculate in them. I’ll save that discussion for next time. The opinions expressed are those of Richard Vetter, BA, CFP, CLU, ChFC, a senior financial advisor with WealthSmart Financial Group/Manulife Securities Incorporated in Richmond. Manulife Securities Incorporated is a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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Breakthrough win sends Sharks to provincials Steveston-London place 3rd at Mainland playoffs to become first Richmond school to reach B.C. AAA tourney since 2001 BY MARK BOOTH

It was a game loaded with intriguing story lines and the Steveston-London Sharks provided Hollywood endings to all of them. A star player desperately wanting to conclude her high school career on the province’s biggest stage. A legendary coach who hadn’t been to the “show” in 17 years. And, perhaps most importantly, a Richmond senior girls basketball league that was in need of some momentum. The Sharks became the first Richmond school in 12 years to advance to the girls provincial “AAA” tournament after a 83-74 win over Burnaby South to finish third at the Lower Mainland “AAA” Championships. The team now has a week to prepare for the 16-team tournament which starts next Wednesday at the Langley

Les Hamaguchi is heading back to the provincial “AAA” championships as a coach for the first time since 1996.

Events Centre. The tournament makes its debut in the Fraser Valley after being held for years at Capilano University. Ironically, Sharks’ head coach Les Hamaguchi had organized the event for the past 19 years. He stepped away from those duties to help this group of girls realize their potential and now will be coaching at the provincials for the first time since guiding the Steveston Packers back in 1996. “Maybe it’s a bit of karma and my reward for (running) the tournament the last 19 years,” laughed Hamaguchi. “Probably back in the late 80s, we must have went eight or nine years in a row. It got to the point where you just put it on your schedule. “I’m just really happy for our kids. Our group isn’t more talented than the last few years, it’s just that the circumstances changed with (traditional powerhouses) New West and Carson Graham having down years. At the beginning of the season, if I could project anything, it was going to come down to the third/fourth place game against Burnaby South.” Still, beating the Rebels was no easy task. Not only where they the province’s ninth ranked team, they had defeated the Sharks twice this season and enjoyed home floor advantage. It was going to take the Sharks’ best effort and they were up to the challenge, especially at the offensive end of the floor. The Rebels enjoyed a 23-18 after one quarter but StevestonLondon hung around thanks mainly to its perimeter game. The teams were tied at 40-40 at the half with four Sharks having hit for threepointers, including Aliya Prasad’s buzzer-beater. The Grade 10 standout did it again to end the third quarter and the Sharks took a 60-53 advantage


Steveston-London Sharks were all smiles after their 83-74 win over the Burnaby South Rebels Saturday to place third at the Lower Mainland Championships and earn a provincial “AAA” tournament berth. into the final 10 minutes. The Rebels pulled within four points (72-68) with 1:57 remaining but would get not closer thanks to Anmol Mattu’s perfection at the free throw line. The dynamic senior point guard went 10-for-10 from the charity stripe, on her way to a 25-point performance. Prasad played well beyond her years and finished with a monster 33-point performance, including six three-pointers. The Sharks also got terrific work from Alyssa Graeme and Emily Ip at the defensive end of the floor. When the final buzzer sounded, Mattu stood at mid-court with her

hands on her head, realizing what she had worked so hard for the past five years had become reality. “No words can express how happy I am,” smiled the former national U17 team member. “I’m excited not just for myself, but for Les, our team and all of Richmond. This has been my goal since Grade 8 and as a team, we put in the time and hard work to get this done. “I knew it was going to be a close game, going back and forth. What set us apart was our unsung heroes. Everybody stepped up and played at a different level.” Following Mattu’s Grade 9

year, Hamaguchi looked at the talent depth of the girls basketball program and suggested she might want to transfer to another school. “I told her, if she wanted to go to to the provincials then this might not be the team,” Hamaguchi recalled. “To her credit she wanted to stay. She loved the school, the program and the kids she plays with. I know for a fact she is thinking tonight of every senior kid she has played with. Especially during her Grade 8 and 9 years when they treated her like a little sister. “It’s the culture of our school. That’s just the way it is.”



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RC Palmer rolls to Mainland AA title

Griffins continue strong late season play to secure trip to Kamloops

Erin Cebula, Spokesperson

The RC Palmer Griffins will head to Kamloops next week playing their best basketball of the season. The Griffins made it back-to-back post-season tournament victories by capturing the Lower Mainland “AA” Championships in impressive fashion. Just like the Richmond playoffs where they were not the top seeded team, Palmer rose to the challenge with three impressive victories, capped by a decisive 97-82 win over Notre Dame in the championship game. “We are on a bit of a roll,” understated head coach Paul Eberhardt. “We are scoring in bunches right now and getting off to quick starts which have gone a long way towards our success in these playoffs.” The third-seeded Griffins opened the Mainlands with an easy 102-59 victory over Cariboo Hill, setting the stage for their huge semi-final tilt against host King George. Palmer broke a open tight game at the half (44-36) by outscoring the Vancouver school by nine in the third quarter to take a 68-51 advantage into the final 10 minutes. The Dragons could get no closer than 10 points and Palmer went on to a 79-68 victory. Antonio Jhuty put on an offensive clinic, shooting over 50 percent including seven three-pointers on his way to a game high 35 points. The championship game was all but over after the opening quarter as Palmer jumped out to a 30-11 lead over the Jugglers. Richmond League MVP Jamie Madewan was a man amongst boys in this game, putting together an outstanding performance with 44 points and 24 rebounds. Gurjit Pooni also had another strong game with 21 points and five assists, while Karn Mann had 11 points and 20 rebounds. Jimmy Park passed for 10 assists. Madewan was named the tournament’s MVP while Jhuty was an all-star selection. “We are very excited to be returning to Kamloops where we will give it our best shot to bring a B.C. Championship banner back to Richmond,” said Eberhardt.” At the buzzer.... Two Richmond teams remain in contention for a provincial “AAA” tournament berth and are on a collision course at the Lower Mainland Championships. The Burnett Breakers and McMath Wildcats were slated to meet Killarney and David Thompson respectively in consolation play yesterday. Victories would set-up a do-or-die showdown this afternoon (4:45 p.m.) with the winner guaranteed to be playing for a B.C. berth. The Breakers dropped a 80-79 quarter-final heartbreaker to the ninth ranked Churchill Bulldogs last Thursday. The hosts were step-for-step with the Vancouver opponent from start to finish and only a missed free throw with one second left prevented the game from going to overtime. The Wildcats also hung tough with sixth ranked Kitsilano, losing 71-63. All remaining games at the Mainland Championships take place at Kitsilano secondary.


Burnett Breakers Brandon Beavis drives to the basket during action against the Winston Churchill Bulldogs in quarter-final play of the Lower Mainland “AAA” Boys Basketball Championships. The Breakers hung tough with the province’s ninth ranked team right to the buzzer, dropping a 80-79 decision.

Wildcats headed to Jr. Girls provincials

It took 12 years for a Richmond school to return to the B.C. “AAA” Girls Basketball Championships. The wait for the next team maybe far less if a talented group at McMath secondary continues its progress. The Wildcats have advanced to next week’s provincial junior girls tournament in Langley by placing second at the Lower Mainland Championships. What makes the feat

even more impressive was this is entirely a Grade 9 team. After winning the Richmond junior championship, the girls moved onto to Little Flower Academy (LFA) where they opened the tournament with a 5426 victory over Magee. The Wildcats then dropped a 44-25 decision to LFA before rebounding with wins over Argyle (55-38) and Seycove (43-25) on Saturday to clinch a B.C. berth.

The team includes: Justine McCaskill, Bonnie Leung, Claire Reynolds, Claire Siqueira, Kyra Loat, Mikayla Weissler, Jessica Jones, Jessica Zawada, Hannah Partridge, Ellie Reid, Carmen Milne, Montana Leonard, Ali Burns, Julia Wilson, Denise Su and Jessica Folk. The girls are coached by Nathan Kishi, Anne Gillrie-Carre and Brandon Brock.

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No one else had your talents, creativeness or your unique point of view. So the precious memories of our fun days remain close within our hearts. Lovingly remembered forever, Mom, Dad, Barbra Ann, Patrick, daughters Anya, Chantal, Danielle, and friends.

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For Sale by Owner




BARBER SHOP, E Van. Retiring! 3 chairs, long lease, low rent, good loc. $16,000 604-566-9788 PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089


Condos/ Townhouses


Houses - Sale

6020-34 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.


OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see id4272


CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541


TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553


7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000.

Langley/ Aldergrove

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512



$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 ID: 76108

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: Priced to Sell at $549,900. 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

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376


NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see id5533

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see id5350


Vancouver East Side


Lots & Acreage


Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 3 BR home from $10,250 down $915/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock


UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see id5604

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 ID: 76019



BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 id: 77100


Heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna & gym, balconies, dishwasher, underground parking

RENTALS 604-271-4012


North Delta


Bach from $835 1 bdrm from $930 1 bdrm & den from $1060 2 bdrm from $1155


LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

Houses - Sale



10951 MORTFIELD RD. LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513


LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

2BDRM/1BTH 2-7400 MINORU Bv, Minoru Estates, 2 storey, priv yard perfect for gardeners, minutes away from Richmond Center, transit, schools. $362,000. Heather Cook Coldwell Banker 778-891-7169


Recreation Property

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


Mobile Homes

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248


OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.


WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

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ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

Real Estate Investment

Out Of Town Property

Steveston Village, Richmond


CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500


211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see id5607


GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

Langley/ Aldergrove


HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879




HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see id5550


REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592

6050 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 ID: 76788

Mobile Homes


Recreation Property


CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400



IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565


Bach from $805 1 Bdrm from $910 2 Bdrm from $1105 Includes heat, hot water, D/W, outdoor pool, gym. On a major bus route. Well maintained landscaped grounds.

RENTALS 604-275-2664 Family Friendly Complex

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


Duplexes - Rent

For large family, 8871 Wagner Dr, lrg 1/2 duplex, 3 BR up, 3 BR down, 2.5 bath, 2 full kitchens, 6 appls, some blinds, NS, large f/yrd, nr school/bus, new paint & carpet, ref’s req’d, $2395/mo, 604-435-4085, 604-401-0807


Suites/Partial Houses

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

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 id5424


Auto Finance

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? $500 cash back to pay off Christmas bills. Good credit/ Bad credit. 1-888-593-6095.


Collectibles & Classics

1 BACH STE, avail now, $550 inc heat, hydro, cat/dog ok, near Ironwood Mall. 604-842-7201 1 BDRM COACHHOUSE, $850 incl utils, no pets, n/s, own w/d, Avail Now. Call 604-277-4810 1 BR bsmt, brand new, nr Garden City, nr bus/schl, no w/d, $800 incl utils, ns/np, 604-761-5928 or 604-270-0425

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 1926 Ford Model T, 2 dr, 2 pass, 70% restored, All parts to complete, $7000. 604-308-9976

1 BR bsmt suite, $650 incls utils, No. 4 & Williams, no pets, ns, avail now. 604-272-3959 1 BR suite, new lrg, ns, np. $795 incl hydro, nr Williams & Garden City, Refs, NOW, 604-272-5943 2 BR, 1.5 bath, wd hookup, nr No. 5/Williams, nr schl/bus/mall, Mar 1, $850 + util, NP, 604-379-6959

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

2 BR, clean, own laundry, ns np, quiet area, avail Mar 1, West Richmond 604-277-1746 2 BR, RMD, PETS OK, 1,000sf, Ironwood area, 7 appl, $1400 +50%util ns Mar 1, 604-241-4616 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

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

Brand New 2 BR glvl ste, small pet ok, Feb 15, $950 incls util, nr No.5/Williams, 604-700-9343 1 BR ste on main, newer house, own w/d, nr Steveston/#4, amen. $950. NOW 604-551-7007

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516


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 CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: 604-794-3428


Luxury Cars

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

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087

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

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: 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email:


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

Appliance Repairs


Moving & Storage

Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020


Painting/ Wallpaper

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925


EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 Sister Team office/hse cleaning. We will make your house sparkle. 15 yrs exp. $25/hr. 604 306-5993


Accelerate your car buying


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



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





Renovations & Home Improvement

EUROPE - RENOVATION Complete home renovation & new addition. Visit: Call: 778-233-5726

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available


A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345


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

Need a Plumber?

Rubbish Removal

Find one in the Home Services section

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, repairs. Big or small jobs. Randy 604-250-1385

Rubbish Removal

All Season Roofing


10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005


A & B Junkers Junk & garden waste removal. Work Safe & Ins. 604-202-3893

Getting Ready to Move?




1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890







604.275.1417 Serving Richmond Since 1994 35 Years Experience Fully Insured


Lawn & Garden

For AnythingYard Related! “Your Richmond Guy!”

604-626-1054 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

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553


Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co.





SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538



Family Owned & Operated

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200


2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,000. 604-889-4961

Aerating Lawn & Garden ★Free Estimates ★ Seniors Disc Call Bill 604-377-7587 ★AWARD WINNER !★ Hedges & Trees, Liming A & B Landscaping 604-202-3893

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Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs. Book Online Now!

A28 February 27, 2013 The Richmond News

WEEKLY SPECIALS FEB. 27-MAR. 3, 2013 Thailand Golden Panda Jasmine Rice 8kg

11 ea


Sunfrie Canola Oil (3L)

5 ea


Swan Brand Dried Rice Stick 500g 天鵝牌星洲炒米粉

1 ea 89

Sea Catch Tulingan (Tuna) 3pcs/pkg


2 ea


Fresh Oxtail

5 lb


Enoki Mushroom 200g (2’s)

Frozen Black Tiger Prawn 16-20 (1lb)






Philippine Datu Puti Vinegar 1000ml 菲律賓白醋





Fresh Pork Picnic (Boneless) 新鮮無骨豬上肉

2 lb

Sunrise Silken Tofu 400g 曰昇圓子嫩豆腐

1 ea


Chinese Eggplant

99 lb


2 ea


Frozen Milk Fish

1 lb


Fresh Pork Belly

3 lb



1 ea

Del Monte Tropical Mixed Fruit 796ml


Golden Saba Turon Banana Roll with Jackfruit 454g


69 lb ¢


2 lb

Sunrise Tofu Puffs 100g


Searay Galunggong 454g


2 ea


Komal Sardines in Tomato Sauce (Regular/Hot) 155g


Golden Threadfin Bream

Fuyu Persimmon





Fresh Beef Short Plate





Asparagus Lettuce


99lb ¢


Hot House on Vine Tomatoes

59 lb ¢

USA Sweet Heart Fuji Apples


69 lb



Richmond News February 27 2013  

Richmond News February 27 2013

Richmond News February 27 2013  

Richmond News February 27 2013