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And...they’re off in the race for Richmond BY ALAN CAMPBELL

The political starting gates for the great B.C. stakes flew open yesterday with 14 runners vying for three spots in Richmond’s winner’s enclosure on May 14. In what has been the sleepiest of electoral hollows in recent provincial elections — due mainly to embarrassingly poor voter turnout and to Liberal dominance — at least two of the city’s three ridings are far from the fait accomplis of the past. Veteran Liberal Linda Reid is fully expected to canter to her sixth campaign in a row in Richmond-East. However, the formerly safe seats of Richmond-Steveston and Richmond Centre are very much up for grabs. Despite neither living in Richmond, two Asian candidates, look set to go toe-to-toe for the Liberals and NDP in a potentially head-bobbing finish to Richmond-Centre. And further south, the Liberal’s incumbent, John Yap, will have to work harder than he’s ever done to maintain his position as MLA for Steveston after an eventful March which saw him implicated as part of his party’s “Ethnicgate” voter scandal, which forced him to step down as a Cabinet minister. He faces some credible challenges this time in the shape of the BC Tories’ Carol Day — a former school trustee and antijet fuel campaigner — and the NDP’s former Mountie Scott Stewart. Over the next four weeks, the News will be shining the spotlight on each riding and their candidates in a bid to help the people of Richmond decide who should represent them in Victoria for the next four years.


Frank Yunrong Huang (NDP): Awardwinning journalist Huang was the editor in chief of the Global Frank Chinese Yunrong Press, a Huang position he announced

he was stepping down from to run for office. Huang is a member of the Asian Campaign Committee of the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Gary Law (Independent): Before deciding to go it alone, Law, a decorated army


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cadet major and Burnaby Mountie, had his Liberal nomination unceremoniously pulled in favour of Teresa Wat.

Teresa Wat (Liberal): Wat is president and CAO of Mainstream Gary Law Broadcasting

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ing value system. Unparty has an unleader.” Michael Wolfe (Green): Educator and environmentalist, Michael Wolfe is Wolfe often found at the forefront of any debate. see Round-up page 4

Richmond runners escape injury in Boston Marathon bombing BY PHILIP RAPHAEL Special to the News

A painful blister may have helped a Richmond marathon runner escape serious injury or even death Monday after a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and hundreds more were injured after the explosions on Monday. Following the tragic race, Tracy Marshall, 48, wrote to one of her fellow members of the Steveston Athletic Association that she sought medical treatment for her foot at a

nearby medical station immediately after crossing the finish line. Marshall’s finish time was clocked at four hours and five minutes, just under five minutes before the first of two explosions rocked the street, sending debris and smoke into the air. Thirteen seconds later a second explosion was set off nearby. “Yes, I am fine, thank God. I came in at 4:05 and, because of a painful blister, I headed straight to the medical tent, just on the other side of the finish,” wrote Marshall, one of five Richmond runners registered in the historic race. “Four

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minutes later we all hear two explosions, one right after the other. Within a minute, medical personnel started rushing in the injured for treatment.” Marshall went on to write the scene was “scary and a bit surreal.” “There was a police officer being rushed in on a wheelchair, crying. I knew then something pretty awful had happened. I get emotional now,

just remembering it. I also feel blessed to be okay.” Marshall reassured her friends she was okay, but just a little shaken by the events. According to results posted on the Boston Marathon website, fellow Richmond runners John Dumont and Tony Lopes crossed the finish line at around the three hour and 20 minute mark. Unable to finish the race when the course was closed were George Popov, 60, and Ellen Wong, 61. Their last posted times put them on the race route at roughly two hours into the event.

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Linda Reid (Liberal): Liberal MLA Linda Reid is embarking on her sixth campaign — she was first elected in Linda Reid 1991—and in the last provincial vote in 2009 she cruised to victory with 10,853 votes — close to double her nearest rival. Her three main issues include the preservation of green space, safety and traffic congestion, and maintaining a stable economy. Gian Sihota (NDP): Carrying the NDP’s hopes, Gian Sihota is a retired transit operator & CAW Gian Sihota union representative

and according to his bio on the party’s web site is a strong advocate for human rights and social justice. He served on the Board of Registration for Social Workers of British Columbia and has Bachelor of Education and Masters’ degree in Economics. Nathaniel Lim (Conservative): Rookie candidate Nathaniel Lim admitted the road will be a tough one to beat Reid at the polls. Lim’s background is Nathaniel Lim in social work as a family and youth counsellor. It’s from that perspective he decided to throw his hat in the ring to make changes that can help families. Green Party undecided Slow out of the starting gate in Richmond-East is

the BC Green Party. Victoria Cross, the party’s provincial candidate coordinator said a replacement for Ping Chan is expected soon, adding that candidates have until 10 days into the campaign to register themselves with Elections BC in order to be on the ballot on May 14. In 2009, the Green Party banner was carried by Stephen Rees who coaxed 1,211 votes from area residents to finish far back in third place.


John Yap (Liberal): Current MLA John Yap was first elected in 2005. He has served as Minister of Advanced John Yap Education, Innovation and Technology and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism.

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Vancouver police have seized a large amount of weapons, cash and drugs in what they’re calling a “sophisticated” trafficking network believed to be linked to the United Nations gang. Early last month, officers in the southeast district of Vancouver were tipped off about the group, leading to the simultaneous search Thursday of three homes in Vancouver and Richmond. Officers seized a handgun, two replica guns, body armour, about $50,000 in cash and a significant amount of cocaine and heroin. Five cars allegedly used for transporting drugs were also seized. Four men have since been arrested: two from Richmond aged 22 and 31, a 25-year-old Surrey resident, and a 25-yearold from Vancouver. They could face drugs and weapon charges. The seizures and arrests “will significantly disrupt the street level distribution of drugs in this region of Vancouver,” said Insp. Mike Serr.

Jerome Dickey (Green): Jerome Dickey advocates for sustainable and smart community planning. He was part of Richmond’s Economic Advisory Jerome Committee Dickey and has helped lead the city’s Emergency Social Services Program.

Scott Stewart (NDP): Scott Stewart has long supported the NDP and worked on Coun. Harold Steves’ campaign in 1972. He is a proponent of education and advocates for family and seniors’ Scott Stewart issues. He spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement and runs a small consulting firm.

Mike Donovan (Unparty): The Unparty values consensus-building as a means to reach decisions that fit with the common good. In that vain, Mike Donovan values Mike Donovan participation, collaboration, inclusion, equality, respect and agreement-seeking.

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City wants public’s drainage feedback If you want to have a say in the irrigation and drainage systems in East Richmond, an open house is being held on Thursday, April 18. The City of Richmond wants feedback from farmers and residents, as part of its update to the 2006 East Richmond Agricultural Water Supply Study. Staff and project consultants will be present for discussion at the open

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his week, Canadians finally noticed and vented their wrath about the temporary foreign worker program. Started to address acute short-term labour shortages, the program has expanded and run amok, aided by the willful blindness of its supposed regulators. Corporate Canada’s dirty little secret is that the program allows businesses to import foreign workers for a wide range of jobs that Canadians could do, but at 15 per cent less pay. The RBC scandal is the most obvious example. There, skilled Canadian workers were clearly being replaced. But similar issues have been raised about HD Mining’s insistence that it had to bring in Chinese miners for a B.C. project, an issue now being heard in court. It’s also curious that 10 or 20 years ago, coffee shops like Tim Hortons functioned just fine without the program. The truth is Canada doesn’t have a labour shortage. It has a shortage of really cheap labour. But the race to the bottom has been fully embraced by many Canadian corporations, most of which — like RBC — are turning enormous profits, while wrapping themselves in the flag. They have a lot to answer for. It also strains credulity to believe the feds issued permits to almost 340,000 temporary foreign workers without any eyebrows being raised or questions being asked. Ottawa allowed the program to expand on the ideological fallacy that what’s good for Canadian corporations must be good for Canadians. Clearly that’s not the case. It’s time for the government to step up and close the loopholes.


Toughen young drivers laws The Editor, Re: “Two young drivers suspected of racing sports cars,” News, April 12. I read with dismay that again a trio of young drivers are caught speeding in high-powered expensive cars. None of these drivers had a valid driver’s licence, yet they were issued 15-day driving bans. How do you ban someone from driving when they do not hold a valid B.C. licence in the first place? We need to get tougher on these driving issues and start fining or taking away and selling these cars from the registered owners who show little or no regard for the safety of the motoring public. We need to hit them hard in the one place that they seem to have lots of, and that is money. Increase the fines 10-fold or sell off some of their expensive cars. Restrict the amount of horsepower a new driver can have and maybe they will get the message that our roads and highways are not a play-thing for the rich and un-licensed drivers, whose only real driver experience and training is to have watched the movie The Fast and the Furious. David Neil Richmond

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NDP, Liberals not so different after all The election campaign is officially underway, which means British Columbians will have to endure 28 days of overblown rhetoric, personal invective, half-truths and hypocrisy. And it will come from the entire range of the political spectrum. No matter who wins the vote on May 14, no party will emerge with clean hands. The two major parties — the NDP and the B.C. Liberals — would have you believe, for example, that they have completely opposite approaches to the province’s finances. However, both parties want to raise corporate income taxes. Both parties want to raise income taxes on the rich. Of course, the NDP wants a 12 per cent corporate tax rate while the B.C. Liberals prefer an 11 per cent rate. I suppose the former is unbridled socialism, while the latter is unfettered capitalism. The B.C. Liberals are in the midst of running four and possibly five deficit budgets and the NDP intends to table three consecutive deficit budgets. The B.C. Liberals will have doubled the provincial debt during their time in office, which is exactly what the NDP did during their administration in the 1990s. The B.C. Liberals have provided massive spending hikes to the health care system. The NDP intends to do the same.

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Do I sense a pattern here? About the only real difference between the two party’s fiscal plans is the NDP’s plan to re-introduce a tax on banks and financial institutions. The NDP would also expand activities that are captured by the carbon tax (a tax created, of course, by the B.C. Liberals). Does this really represent a yawning ideological schism between the two parties, or does it merely indicate the rather grim fiscal reality facing either party should it win the election? Yet, on the campaign trail, I’m sure we’ll hear the NDP talk about how the B.C. Liberals have somehow “cut” health care spending, no matter how misleading (and wrong) such a statement really is. And the B.C. Liberals will denounce the New Democrats as tax-andspenders who will run up deficits, when they’ve done exactly the same on Christy Clark’s watch. Each party will wrap itself in a cloak of self-righteous indignation, portraying itself as the only competent alternative. But brush all these

flotsam and jetsam aside and we’ll be left with two central campaign messages coming from each of the major parties. For the B.C. Liberals, that message will be “it’s all about trust”, as in: who can you trust best with growing the economy and handling provincial finances? This will involve a double-barrelled approach that combines the party boasting of its economic skills while portraying the NDP’s time in government as a complete disaster for the province. The NDP, meanwhile, will exploit the apparent widespread desire for a change in government in this province. Any party that spends a more than a dozen years in government piles up a lot of baggage over the years, and the NDP will remind voters of that baggage over and over again. “Trust” and “change” are the key emotional issues driving the vote. Of course, the two minor (for now) political parties — the B.C. Conservatives and the Greens — will try to make their voices heard over the next month. So hang on tight for the next 28 days. The end result will be either a change in government, a miracle comeback for all time, or a historic breakthrough by one of the minor parties. But a lot of hot air will be expelled first. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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Know candidates before you vote The Editor, There’s an old saying that some people are fond of: “Those that can’t do, teach.” I would suggest this sentiment would be more appropriately associated with those we elect to public office. After all, it is very difficult to dispute author Robert Louis Stevenson’s observation that “Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” Qualification standards for political candidacy are minimal to say the least. There are no prior education or training requirements, no specific body of knowledge is necessary. There are no exams to pass and no need to complete a practicum or apprenticeship — all in sharp contrast to what is required of those who teach in our public schools, police our streets, or care for us in our hospitals. Of course, there are some politicians who have impressive educational backgrounds and exemplary expertise

in some areas, but the most intelligent and capable of our citizens tend not to be interested in any kind of involvement with the political world. So, if Stevenson is right, on what basis do we determine how appropriate and/or sufficient a candidate’s qualifications are for public office? To our detriment, we are far too likely to be influenced by factors such as ethnicity, charm and charisma, physical appearance, religious affiliation and/or media-related impressions. The processes of political campaigning and voting essentially become indistinguishable from those at work in the marketing and consuming of candy bars and potato chips. Packaging becomes more important than content, and quick gratification overrides concern for long-term consequences. It is important to note that when it comes to occupational qualifications, we apply stringent criteria. And yet, when we look to hand over

control of the important work of government to certain aspiring individuals, we don’t seem to be anywhere near as concerned about how suitable for the work they may or may not be. In British Columbia, it seems we are content with repeatedly discovering the errors of our voting ways well after the fact rather than being concerned with paying more attention to the issues of suitability and qualifications at the front end where we actually have some control over matters. There is one simple, but profoundly important thing we can do to ensure that we lessen the likelihood of unqualified and undeserving people being elected to public office. We could, and should, require all candidates to fully, openly and to our satisfaction, answer the following question: “What qualifies you to be given the honour and privilege of a position in government?” Ray Arnold Richmond


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The fourth of a 10-part series There is little predictability in asset class performance from one year to the next. The moment anyone tells you differently, run quickly in the opposite direction! WEALTH At the bottom of the market in March of 2009, I had opinions from all sides — clients, other advisors, analysts, and the numerous talking heads of the media. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we have seen that they were all wrong. Some were close, but no one really knew. There is absolutely no shame in that, as long as you know what you don’t know going forward. Because the sky was apparently falling very quickly back then, many investors wanted to stay in conservative bonds. Since March, 2009, those who invested accordingly grew a $100,000 portfolio to $122,000, not accounting for the poor tax efficiency of bonds. That’s okay, but let’s look at what would have happened if they had decided to keep equities in their portfolios. To illustrate, I will reference portfolio information available to us from Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada. From March of 2009 through February 2013, investors would have grown a $100,000 portfolio to $178,000 in Canadian equities, $191,000 in U.S. equities and $163,000 in the stock markets outside of North America. In all cases, investors were rewarded consistent with the risk they took. There was truly no free lunch. I wouldn’t have picked any of those investments alone, but I certainly would have

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City Board Open house on East Richmond’s drainage and irrigation system Richmond farmers and residents are invited to provide feedback on East Richmond’s drainage and irrigation system at an upcoming open house on Thursday, April 18 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, 6911 No. 3 Road. Introduction The City of Richmond has a rich farming history and continues to support agricultural viability. The City is updating the 2006 East Richmond Agricultural Water Supply Study for the Agricultural Land base east of Highway 99. The study will create a prioritized list of drainage and irrigation infrastructure upgrades that will support farming. Projects will be implemented through the City’s Five Year Capital Plan.

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Granola, muesli’s sinful sister? When I say granola and a main meal. muesli, what pops into your Sabine Freshly-made muesli mind? following Dr. Bircher’s Probably that they’re two Eiche recipe can still be found in of the countless modern Switzerland and parts of breakfast foods available in Germany. every grocery store across I’ve had it for breakfast North America. when staying at hotels in IN OTHER WORDS Will it surprise you to the southwest German know that granola and region Baden-Württemberg, muesli were invented over a century ago, and I’d return to those hotels for the muesin sanatoria in the United States and li alone. Switzerland respectively? You can recreate it in your own kitchen. Often considered related, originally gra- For a single portion of Bircher muesli nola and muesli had very different charac- soak 1 tablespoon rolled oats in 2-3 tableters, still intimated by the pronunciation of spoons lemon or orange juice until soft, their names. then mix with one grated apple, a tableSay the Swiss word muesli — your spoon of cream, and top with chopped mouth purses and you look very prim, an hazelnuts or walnuts. appropriate expression to link to a food Not only muesli but also granola has associated with healthful living. suffered reprehensible transformation by Eat it and you feel disciplined and the North American food industry. virtuous. Now pronounce the American They’ve laced it with various unwholegranola — instead of prim, you look some ingredients, turning it into more of a elated, raring to taste the first spoonful of sugary snack than a healthy meal. something that nowadays isn’t invariably Thank goodness it’s so easy to make healthful. your own granola and decide exactly what But wait a minute — the granola and goes into it. muesli that you buy today would be unrecIn July 2009 the New York Times pubognizable to someone from 100 years ago. lished an intriguing recipe for granola Let’s quickly review their history. Both with olive oil, which I’ve altered slightly. names, granola and muesli, are descripMy version — in large bowl mix 3 cups tive, the first refering to its ingredients rolled oats, 1 ½ cups sunflower seeds, 1 — grain — the second to its quality cup pumpkin seeds, 1 cup unsweetened — “muesli,” which is Swiss German for shredded coconut, ¾ cup maple syrup, puree or mash. Granola, invented in 1887 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg of the Battle kosher salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon; bake Creek Sanatorium in Michigan, originally on rimmed cookie sheet at 300 degrees for consisted of ground-up biscuits of oats, 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. wheat and corn meal. More recently I’ve made a savoury verMuesli’s creator is the Swiss Dr. sion, simply eliminating the maple syrup, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, who around cinnamon and coconut. 1900 prescribed a balanced diet of raw Although I sing the praises of Bircher fruits and vegetables for the patients at his muesli, I can’t deny that there’s something sanatorium in Zurich. devilishly delicious about granola — in He developed a mix consisting primari- my healthful adaptations, naturally. ly of grated apple, citrus juice, oats, cream Sabine Eiche is a writer and art histoand nuts, which patients would eat before rian (

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Inclusive chorale inspired by civil rights movement BY YVONNE ROBERTSON

Like most of America during the 1960s, Texas was wrought with race riots and strife. But it was still a place where gospel music thrived amongst black communities, mixing the old world with a new, changing one. For Marcus Mosely — who sang in the church choir and had a mother always with a song under her breath — his foray into gospel music was part of growing up and was set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. “I saw how, as people would march for their rights, they would sing these gospel songs to bolster their spirits,” said the now Vancouver resident. “I’d watch as they’d march into rows of policemen with guns and sticks, singing ‘I Shall Not Be Scan page for Moved’ or ‘We video Shall Overcome’. It gave them power.” Mosely is now bringing the rich sounds of the Marcus Mosely Chorale to Richmond for the first time this Friday, April 19 at the Fraserview Church. After leaving Texas, he traveled the world singing and starred in several productions such as Show Boat. A few years ago, he began his own gospel choir with the mandate of inclusivity, influenced by what he witnessed in Texas. The choir addresses social justice issues through this mandate and the songs. “I’ve seen people oppressed, so how can I turn around and oppress somebody else?” Mosely said. “Everyone is struggling for their own type of freedom, to be recognized.” “It’s the greatest choir,” said Colin Foo, one of the choir’s Richmond residents. “It’s not truly religious, but more focused on the style of gospel music.” Unlike a traditional gospel choir, the members come from a various faiths. The singers also incorporate con-

temporary hits such as “What if God was One of Us?” by Joan Osborne or the Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye”. Foo was part of a previous choir where Mosely was the musical director, and once Mosely broke off to form his own chorale, Foo followed. Every Monday, the Richmond actor treks to Vancouver for rehearsal. “It’s a wonderful experience,” said Foo, excitedly. “We never say people cannot sing, people who love to sing will find a way to do so.” His enthusiasm was infectious for fellow Richmond resident Michael Levan, who works at a store in Terra Nova. Levan saw the chorale perform last fall and recognized Foo when he came into the store. “He convinced me to join, so I did,” said Levan. “And I’ve been loving it ever since. Friday will be my first performance. I’m not so much nervous, just very excited about it.” With little background in singing and almost no knowledge of gospel music, Levan has now developed an appreciation for the genre. As a physician in Richmond, Shel Nathanson was always aware of the


Marcus Mosely (front, centre, with beard and glasses) began the Marcus Mosely Chorale, a gospel choir that sings a range of songs and includes members from all different faiths. The group performs in Richmond this Friday. healing powers of music. But joining the Marcus Mosely Chorale allowed him to experience it first hand. “I’ve often seen how music improves one’s mental state and helps people get over some severe illnesses, it’s something they can turn to,” he said. A number of professionals also jumped on board because they liked the choir’s vision, including musical directors Bill Sample and Lonnie Delisle. “Our goal is to celebrate BEGINNER’S CLUB

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ThePulse We’ve got our finger on it EVENTS PHOTO SUBMITTED

Denny Gou was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset. From left, David Rogers, president, Gou and Hans Doge, past district governor.


The Fraser Delta Gyro Club, which is active in Richmond and Delta, recently donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC at a regular club meeting held at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club. Gyro club president Paul Huffington presented the cheque to Carolyn Tuckwell, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club.

Country Meadows Golf Course and Savage Creek Driving Range donated $12,262.69 to the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Natalie Meixner, foundation president and CEO, and Carleen Pauliuk, foundation associate director of donor relations accept the cheque from Susan Hogler of Country Meadows.

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Teresa Wat, BC Liberals candidate for Richmond Centre, celebrated the kick off of her campaign last month with a ribbon-cutting. She was joined by Suzanne Anton, Rob Howard, MLA and his wife Trudy.

Richmond Air Cadet squadrons sweep drill competition


The 2013 Lower Mainland Zone Drill Competition concluded with all three of Richmond’s Air Cadet squadrons sweeping the Large Team category podium. 692 BCIT Aerospace came in third, 655 Richmond came in second and 609 Steveston came in first place. 2381 Army Cadet Corps from Richmond also placed first in the Small Teams category.


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Arts program blurs lines across social divide BY ALAN CAMPBELL

They commented casually on each other’s paintings, laughing, joking and nudging one another on the side — as most Grade 6s and 7s do. And as the clock ticked towards 10:45 a.m., the collective anticipation of morning recess had bonded the students, blurring any lines that had previously divided the groups. Such has been the success of the Arts Connection program, it was difficult to tell which students were from a low income Downtown Eastside neighbourhood and which were from the affluent confines of Steveston. The children — who were either acting out role-playing improv or painting together — are made up of students from Vancouver’s Admiral Seymour and Richmond’s Westwind elementaries. The unlikely crossing of their paths was the brainchild of Arts Connection founder Linda Shirley, who was moved by a story that a Seymour teacher had to share her food with a student and whose father attended Seymour in his day. “It’s been going really well, even better than we expected,” said Lindsay McCarthy, visual and performing arts director at the Arts Connection in Steveston. “The kids have been very receptive and


The Arts Connection puts students from a Downtown Eastside school and a Steveston school together, so they can get to know each other and blur socio-economic lines. in the theatre group, they’ve really put themselves out there. “We buddied them up, with each class half and half from each school. The interaction between the kids has been very good and they’re starting to get to know each other.” Last week was the third visit from the


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Vancouver school, explained McCarthy. “Each time they come, they have theatre and a day of class, sometimes even hiphop,” she added. On their previous visit, the kids from both schools formed small groups and took pictures of a tree outside the facility, with each group taking pictures of different

parts of the tree. The pictures were printed out and last week they painted them. While their creations were coming to life, the other half of the group was immersed downstairs in performing arts, doing improv to be precise. “Today the kids are re-connecting and there seems to be a little more integration between the two schools, they’re certainly a little friendlier,” said Lael Sleep, an innercity project teacher at Seymour, who lauded the benefits of the program for her students. “They’re being exposed to different art forms that they’ve never Scan page been exposed to before for a video and it’s a chance to get out of the city and meet other kids from other schools.” Later this month, the students will come together one more time for a celebration, with all their artwork going on display and up for auction. “They might also do some skits, who knows,” said McCarthy. The Community Arts Council of Richmond also secured some grants for the program to help Seymour, which is in one of the poorest postal codes in the country. During their visits, the students have been rotating through visual arts, dance, and drama.

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Manitoba next stop for Taylor Cup champions Richmond Sockeyes leave today for Keystone Cup after dominating performance at provincial championships

The Richmond Sockeyes will be representing B.C. at this week’s Keystone Cup Western Canadian junior “B” hockey championships in Manitoba after capturing their fifth Cyclone Taylor Cup in franchise history. The Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions capped a dominating run at the four-team tournament in Courtenay with a 4-1 victory over Vancouver Island league representative Victoria Cougars on Sunday afternoon. Richmond actually trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes before taking control on second period goals by Jeremy Hamaguchi, Jake Roder, Liam Lawson and Rudi Thorsteinson. Kootenay Alder got the win in net. The Sockeyes won all four games at the provincials and now have a sparkling 16-3 post-season record. Their only losses came in a seven game series win over the Delta Ice Hawks in the PIJHL semi-finals. Richmond begins play Thursday in St. Malo against Alberta champions Oktoks Bisons. Other Keystone Cup participants include: Saskatoon Royals (Saskatchewan), Peguis Juniors (Manitoba), Northern Hawks (Ontario) and the host St. Malo Warriors. The tournament concludes next Sunday with the top two teams in roundrobin play meeting for gold at 11 a.m. (PDT). The Sockeyes won the event in 2009 and were runners-up in 2004. Abbotsford won the 2012 tournament and will hosting next


Richmond Sockeyes celebrate their perfect run at the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial championships in Courtenay, capped by a 4-1 victory over the Victoria Cougars in Sunday’s gold medal game. year’s event. Richmond’s run to gold in Courtenay began the same way it finished — a 5-2 win last Thursday over Victoria. It was just the fourth loss this season in regulation time for the Cougars.

Daniell Lange, Daniel Tait, Hamaguchi, Thorsteinson and Allison had the Richmond goals. The Sockeyes then dumped the host Comox Valley Glacier Kings 6-2 Friday behind a hat trick from Jake Roder. Allison chipped in

with a pair and Thorsteinson also scored, while Kootenay Alder turned aside 18 shots. Richmond then completed its perfect run in round-robin play with a 3-2 win yesterday against Kootenay league cham-

pion Castlegar Rebels on goals by Danton Heinen, Scott Wessa and Lange. The Sockeyes opened up a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes before the Rebels got on the board with 7:31 remaining and also scored in the final minute of play.

Keystone Cup berth doesn’t come cheap to Sockeyes BY M ARK B OOTH

It’s a good thing the Richmond Sockeyes have an ownership group that is passionate about junior hockey and the storied franchise. For the second time in five years, the Sockeyes are headed to the Keystone Cup Western Canadian Championships and with that comes a hefty bill. After reaching deep in their pockets to attend the 2009 event in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Sockeyes are having to do it again, this time to get to St. Malo, Manitoba for the six team tournament that starts Thursday. Moments after winning the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial championship on Sunday afternoon in Courtenay, the Sockeyes were scrambling to make travel arrangements. B.C. Hockey provided no favours by pushing the provincials back a week for a

second straight year. The B.C. representative was the only team not finalized prior to last weekend. It’s costing the club an estimated


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$70,000 for the five day trip, which includes 35 last-minute airline tickets at $800 each. The hotel, team meals and ground transportation also have to be taken care of. The only thing done for participating teams was a block of hotel rooms had been reserved. The Sockeyes will get a small amount of money from the Pacific International Junior Hockey League and can also apply for a traveling grant from B.C. Hockey but are on the hook for everything else. Attending this year’s Westerns was a big enough concern that potential participating teams were asked back in January if they intended on going. Cyclone Taylor Cup hosts Comox Valley Glacier Kings were among the clubs that declined. The Sockeyes did generate some extra revenue with this year’s playoff run but only played eight home games in three series, thanks to sweeps of North Delta and Aldergrove. They also won’t be dipping into their highly successful scholarship

program that has several fund raiser events throughout the year, including the annual alumni game. “We are going to be reaching out for a little bit of help but at the end of the day we will be reaching into our wallets too,” said Doug Paterson, part of an ownership group that also includes his brother Ron, along with Maurice Lambert, Barry Watson and Bruce Mathers. “There was a cost going to provincials too but we wanted to make sure that everyone who played a big part in our success this season had the opportunity to be there. “This a great group of guys on and off the ice that has a really good chance to get it done this week.” The team leaves for St. Malo Wednesday morning and will return home Sunday or Monday. There is good news should the Sockeyes enjoy similar success next season. The 2014 Keystone Cup will be hosted by the Abbotsford Pilots.

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Great smiles that last a lifetime

Canadians have coaching vacancy Leland Mack steps down after 4 seasons running major midget hockey team BY MARK BOOTH

The Greater Vancouver Canadians will have a new head coach next season. The B.C. Major Midget Hockey League club announced Monday Leland Mack is stepping down after four seasons at the helm. He has accepted a position to run the Burnaby Winter Club’s U16 academy team. Under Mack, the Canadians have been one of the league’s top teams — reaching the provincial semi-finals each season. His replacement will be determined through the league’s annual coaching selection process, which is overseen by B.C. Hockey. All BCMMHL coaching assignments are volunteer positions and Mack will be paid to be part of the BWC Academy staff. However, that’s not the reason behind his decision. The Port Moody resident wanted to make his life easier

after the long commute to practices and games at the Richmond Olympic Oval. “It was fun working with some great talent and having the opportunity to develop these guys for the next step of their careers,” said Mack who has worked with the likes of current WHL scoring champion Nic Petan. “I had full intentions of coming back until recently when I was making the trip out to Richmond for player exit interviews. The drive just got to me. “It’s actually going to be a step down from being a major midget head coach but it presents a different challenge for me as well. More importantly, my life is going to become a little easier.” Mack leaves the Canadians with some unfinished business and that was the heartbreak of not getting past the Giants in four consecutive playoff series with each going the distance. This season’s

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“The best chance was definitely game two. In hindsight, I thought we sat back too much in the third period and it cost us. We might have had a two goal lead in game three but we hadn’t played well up until that point. Mack still will be heading to the other side of the Fraser as a parttime instructor with the South Delta secondary school hockey academy. He will also continue as a scout with the Seattle Thunderbirds.




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NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 nr 2br 1.5ba tnhouse seethis1279sf id5512 w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new see id5584 appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584

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IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba id5226 t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226 New

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TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see TOP FLOOR quiet side ofid5580 bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see id5580 Richmond




STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see id5376 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 Surrey see id5376




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

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

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PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf pets ok. $309,000 2br+den 2ba quiet778-294-2275 condo, kids, see id5575 pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

6015 6015

For Sale by ForOwner Sale by Owner

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner 7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr,, ID# 5669. Burnaby. For Sale by Owner Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage, ID# 5669. Helper. $695,000. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

6020 Houses - Sale 6020 Houses - Sale 6020-06 Chilliwack 6020-06 Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 see id5603 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see id5603

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

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REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see id5595 REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 Langley/ see id5595


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Richmond Richmond

22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, Richmond, 5 bdrm, 4 22351 SHARPE Ave bath Set 2425 up tosqhave suite, 3 storey, ft, 5 abdrm, 4 $778,000. see bath Set Call up 778-835-0019 to have a suite, ID: 76019 $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see ID: 76019

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Surrey Surrey

Aldergrove Langley/ Aldergrove

$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. $739,900 YORKSTON South See ID: 76108 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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000.RENO’D 604-727-9240 FLEETWOOD 2140sf see 3ba, 4br large 7100sf lot,id5617 bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba see id5608 w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

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Lots & Acreage

Lots & Acreage


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


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

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

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

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



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

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


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HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588


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HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see id5491

Real Estate Investment

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see id3186


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1 BR grnd lvl, new kitchen reno, carpets, incl cble/inet, np, no ldry, ns, $775, immed. 604-274-1850 1 BR suite, new lrg, ns, np. $795 incl hydro, nr Williams&Garden City, ref, now 604-272-5943 eves

2 BR grnd lvl @ 4th & Granville, no ldry, ref’s, suits single, ns/np, avail Now, $900 incl heat / hydro, couples rent neg. 604-244-7862 3 BDRM main floor, 1.5 baths, lrg yard, Bridgeport/Shell, w/d, n/s, n/p. $1375/m. Call 604-288-2704

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FRIDGES/STOVES, D/W, Washers Dryers, Plumbing, Garb’s. Reasonable rates 604-916-6542

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




LEASE OR BUY PRE-OWNED Vans or Trucks - Huge Selection. Roger Coombes 604-257-3139



Sports & Imports

2002 JAGUAR XType, 4 dr, 6 cyl, 153K, silver w/blk leather int, no accidents, $8500, 604-644-8648 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

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720


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LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764


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1 BR, exc loc, nr Ironwood, 4 appl, np/ns, $700 inc utils/cable/ net. Avail May 15. 604-277-5058, CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

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