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Big names snub meeting for TV debate parties BY ALAN CAMPBELL
Only 12 of the 19 candidates from Richmond’s three ridings attended Monday night at the city’s first English-speaking allcandidates meeting. And it was the conspicuous absence of many of the main protagonists — two were Liberal candidates — that caught the attention of many in the standing-room only, 140strong crowd. Each took turns responding to written questions from the audience at Minoru Place Activity Centre, while the organizer, Richmond Centre for Disability, moderated. But Teresa Wat (BC Liberal), Frank Huang (NDP), both bidding for Richmond Centre, were missing, while Steveston hopefuls John Yap (BC Liberal incumbent) and Carol Day (BC Conservative) were also elsewhere. It’s unlikely their collective absences will do much to rectify the city’s unenviable position as being among the lowest in voter turnout numbers in B.C. Through her campaign manager, Wat told the News she’d cancelled all engagements Monday after coming down with “gastritis,” an inflammation of the stomach or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Wat was apparently back on the campaign trail Tuesday. Day’s representative passed on her apologies to the crowd, saying that Day had been called in at the last minute to help her party leader, John Cummins, at the live TV debate in Downtown Vancouver. However, it’s the reasons given for the noshow of Huang and Yap that’s bound to irk Richmond’s voters the most. Huang’s campaign manager, Tim Chu, told the News that, although the NDP candidate was scheduled to attend the meeting, he chose, instead to go to a “leaders debate
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Only 12 of the 19 candidates from across Richmond's three ridings showed up at Monday night's first all-candidates meeting. watch party,” to socialize with “high donors” mize my time with the voters.” to the campaign. Yap said he couldn’t commit either “Our campaign is really rolling and there to attending Wednesday’s or Thursday’s are a lot of donations coming in,” said Chu, all-candidates meetings at the Shiang when told that some voters might have been Garden Restaurant (hosted by the Canada disappointed not to see Huang at the meeting. Asia Pacific Business Association) and Yap told the News Tuesday he’d been out at Richmond secondary (hosted by the door-knocking Monday eveRichmond Teachers’ ning and, similar to Huang, Association.) attended an event to “supYap said, however, port the team” in connection he plans to attend next to the live TV debate. week’s meeting organized When it was put to him by the Touchstone Family that some in the Monday Association. night crowd suggested Yap “I’m accessible to the — John Yap didn’t attend due to the public and they can conrecent controversy surrounding his resignatact me anytime,” added Yap. tion from cabinet in the wake of the “ethnic At the meeting itself, the candidates fieldvote” scandal, he said, “It’s a very busy time ed questions from a largely sympathetic audiof the year and we get lots of invitations to ence on a wide range of issues, from transdifferent events. portation for seniors to the proposed oil and “My focus has been on directly talking to jet fuel pipelines to wait times at Richmond the voters and getting out there door knockHospital emergency department and illegal ing. With this campaign, I’m trying to maxidumping on farmland.
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The NDP’s Richmond-Steveston hopeful, Scott Stewart, responding to a healthcare worker’s question about overcrowding at Richmond Hospital, said more “acute care beds” are needed so such patients can be moved on to create space in emergency departments. Richmond East incumbent Linda Reid described the healthcare system as a “work in progress, as always,” and that Richmond has a “huge gift” in the hospital it has and that B.C. has a “phenomenal healthcare system.” The Green Party’s Richmond-Steveston candidate, Jerome Dickey, asked the audience if they agreed with BC Liberal veteran Reid’s latter assertion, prompting an ripple of “no” around the hall. On the subject of affordable housing, Dickey also insisted the provincial government simply “doesn’t put enough money” into the system to help with B.C.’s 18,000 homeless population.
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Modellers bring maritime history to life Steveston club part of Doors Open event this weekend
BY PHILIP RAPHAEL Special to the News
Viewing life in miniature. It’s a fascination most people have undertaken at one time or another, and to varying degrees. For a group of Steveston-based model enthusiasts their dedication to creating all manner of scaled-down, sea-going vessels sometimes transcends the realm of hobby. It’s part history lesson, and a study in patience. Those attributes, along with their finely detailed works, will be on display this weekend during the 6th annual Doors Open Richmond arts, culture and heritage festival. “I’ve been building models since I was teenager,” said Tom Neilson, a retired engineer who belongs to the Steveston Maritime Modellers. “We had a boat, but it’s much easier and less expensive building models than having a real one,” he added with a smile. Although, one model he has worked on, a radio controlled mahogany-hulled racer, complete with navigation lights cost him upwards of $850, and 400 to 500 hours of his time to complete. “This is, I would say, a very complicated model to build, and quite pricey, as well,” Neilson said. “It’s also the fact that you are bringing history to life,” added fellow club member Gordon Kibble. “You’re building something like HMS Triumph, or HMCS Fraser, or the Victory, as one of our other members has done. You’re allowing people to look at this and understand what it was like to live on a boat like that, work on a boat like that, or to fight on a boat like that.” One of those with a notable past he has built was the St. Roch, and Kibble launches into the vessel’s history without hesitation. “It was an RCMP vessel, and the only vessel of any size to circumnavigate North America, in both directions,” he said. “The voyage was done in two parts. The first took about three years, and the second about a year and a half.” The maritime history lesson then shrinks down considerably with a pair of tiny warships.
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Creating scaled vessels, is a passion for Gordon Kibble (left) and Tom Neilson, members of the Steveston Maritime Modellers. Kibble proudly stated the 1/700th scale models are of the HMCS Fraser and HMCS St. Laurent. The diminutive size of the model warships come with its own set of challenges, including the requirement for keen eyesight. “You have good eyes, when you start out,” Kibble quipped. “And after much dropping of parts, and the creation of an unprintable language, you wind up with getting the results you hoped for, hopefully.” “In building one of these you take three steps forward, and if something doesn’t fit, you take one step backwards,” Neilson said. “So, patience is a must.”
Stewart: Tie min. wage to cost of living Continued from page 1 On the prospect of jet fuel being shipped up the Fraser River and piped through Richmond to YVR, the Green’s Richmond Centre hopeful, Michael Wolfe, said he’d be willing to “sleep in front of the bulldozers if need be” to halt the project.
Stewart, who told the crowd he was raised in a single-parent home, said he’d like to see the minimum wage tied to the cost of living and see fees reduced for licenced childcare facilities to reduce the burden on families. Most on the panel agreed that more resources need to be plowed into the Agricultural
Land Commission to help it police the illegal dumping and infill on farmland. Meanwhile the Unparty’s Mike Donovan spoke of a need to return the power back to the people via town hall meetings and debate to reach a consensus on decisions that need to be made.
“Patience doesn’t come in the (model) box, but it’s a necessity,” Kibble added. A total of 49 sites are participating in this year’s Doors Open, including Britannia Heritage Shipyard where the Steveston Martime Modellers group meets in the Muraki Boatworks building. Other locations are places of worship, art studios and other historical buildings. Doors Open runs May 4 – 5 and admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the event, visit richmond.ca/doorsopen. To find our more about the Steveston Maritime Modellers, call 604-274-8641.
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Seven people have been charged with drug-related offences after a swoop at three locations by Richmond RCMP’s Organized Crime Unit (OCU). Anees Mohammed, 21, of Vancouver has been charged with 10 counts of trafficking, Imran Khan, 22, of Richmond, has been charged with trafficking and three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Aimal Ameeri, 23, also of Richmond, has been charged with possession for
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or the first time in many a long year, the provincial election race in Richmond — a race which previously had foregone conclusion written all over it in all three ridings and has fostered one of the lowest voter turnouts in history — threatened to get interesting. With incumbent Liberal Rob Howard stepping down, Richmond Centre is there for the taking and the predominatly Asian populated riding has attracted seven candidates, an unprecedented six of whom are Asian and three independent. Both the NDP and BC Conservatives are taking aim at Richmond-Steveston and have fielded credible, locally-grown runners in former policeman Scott Stewart and former school trustee/activist Carol Day in a bid to wrest the seat from the under-fire, long-time Liberal incumbent John Yap. So it was with great surprise Monday night at the very first all-candidates meeting that a mere 60 per cent of the candidates bothered to show up. Sure, there were excuses; some better than others. The BC Liberal’s Richmond Centre hopeful Teresa Wat was apparently sick for a day, and we hope she’s feeling well enough over the next two weeks to attend the remaining three public forums. Day, who sped to the TV studio to help John Cummins at the leaders’ debate, sent her apologies to the voters, missed a wonderful opportunity to slap her main rival, Yap, while he’s up against the ropes. And the reasons given by the NDP’s Frank Huang (Richmond Centre) and Yap — Huang mingled with “high donors” to watch the TV debate, while Yap supported “the team,” also tuned in — will hardly sit well with Richmond’s voters, many of whom (judging by previous turnouts) are looking for reasons to switch off, if they hadn’t done so already. What seems to have been lost is that all-candidates meetings are an invaluable tool for the voter to find out who the candidates are and to test their credibility. There were some highlights Monday night, a few candidates have done their homework and were accomplished speakers, and we’d encourage people to take time out of their busy lives to pack the halls of the remaining meetings, as they did Monday. Let’s hope all the candidates can take time out of their busy campaigns to meet the people who matter most — the voters.
Don’t let tail wag the dog The Editor, Re: “Immigrants should prepare for career setbacks,” Opinion, April 24. This was refreshing to read an article that tells it like it is and doesn’t beat around the bush on this matter of immigration. My parents were both immigrants to Canada many years ago and had to make many adjustments (learn a new language, find a job, etc). The expectation was that they (as immigrants) would make adjustments to fit into their new country. It certainly was not easy, but they worked hard to make a new life in this country. There are still immigrants that come to Canada with that mindset, but there seem to be many now who are coming to Canada with a strong sense of entitlement. They seem to feel that Canada and Canadians are obligated to accommodate them in every way. It seems to me that in some ways “the tail is wagging the dog” instead of the other way around. Rick Suderman Richmond
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Dix’s actions show he’s in control of party In a reversal of the 2009 campaign, the NDP appears much better organized than the B.C. Liberals this time around. When it comes to providing coherent, understandable answers to some straightforward questions, NDP leader Adrian Dix can display a knack for doing precisely the opposite. His convoluted, hazy explanation of how and why he publicly revealed his position on the proposed Kinder Morgan project is a classic example of just that. He may eventually provide a clearer response, but as of this writing that wasn’t the case. Another way of looking at Dix’s Kinder Morgan position is that it demonstrates very clearly that he is in charge of his party, which certainly wasn’t always the case under previous leaders. Mike Harcourt and Carole James frequently left the impression that party activists, if not the caucus, were running the show and not them. That’s not the case with Dix. His one-man band dictation of the party’s position on a lightening rod issue shows who’s in control. B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark has an extraordinary ability to take a bad issue and make it worse. She did that with the notorious “ethnic memo” scandal, where she offered a personal apology only after days of controversy. And she did it again when it was revealed she
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ran a red light with a Vancouver Sun reporter and her young son in the car. At first, she simply brushed it off when asked about by a reporters. The next day, after current and past members of her caucus expressed serious concern over what she had done, she admitted her actions were wrong. The fact her admission came the same day that five people were killed when someone ran a red light in Surrey only put her actions in a harsher light. I am getting a strong impression that some B.C. Liberal candidates are fervently hoping their party loses this election to facilitate the dumping of Clark as leader. There remains an uneasy tension between Clark and many of her colleagues and a number of them are already planning a strategy to deal with rebuilding the party under someone else’s leadership should it go down to defeat on May 14. I predicted in this space some time ago that one of B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins’ biggest challenges would be to find credible candidates for his party and not people that would prove to be embarrassing to the party. Well,
he’s had had to dump four candidates for so-called “bozo eruptions”, mostly involving their use of offensive language in the campaign. To say this has been a blow to the party’s credibility is an understatement, but given the resentment to the B.C. Liberals that seems entrenched in parts of the electorate, that credibility hit may not be enough to seriously erode the modest rise in the B.C. Conservatives’ standing in the polls. Has Green party leader Jane Sterk undergone media training or something? Her television and radio appearances seem more polished (there was a consensus among many commentators that Stern stood head and shoulders above the other leaders in the radio debate) than in 2009. We’ll see if this pays off at the ballot box. Now that Clark cannot take action against any of her party’s candidates if they choose to stray from her message and run their own campaigns (the deadline for refusing to sign their nomination papers passed last week) it will be interesting to see if any do just that. Cabinet minister Dr. Moira Stilwell, for example, has considerable credibility when it comes to health policy and so she’s announced her own policies on that front. We’ll see if others follow suit. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.
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Letters Onni continues to ignores community The Editor, Undeterred by continuing negative feedback from the community on their many past efforts to maximize their profits by re-zoning the waterfront Imperial Landing properties, Onni is having yet another kick at the can. The community message to Onni in the past has been that there must be a substantial benefit to the community in return for re-zoning. Onni’s idea of a substantial benefit last time around was a $50,000 donation to the Steveston Community Centre in return for the millions they would reap over time from re-zoning the per-
Liberals represent my voice The Editor, Re: “Time to kick liars to curb,” Letters, April 26. It’s unfortunate that the closer we get to the provincial election, the more unintelligible arguments become. Case in point, the recent rambling, anger-filled letter from Eric Hanson published in The Richmond News. As much as Mr. Hanson wants to take issue with it, voters like me are happy there is a coalition party in this province that stands against the NDP. It was that way with the Social Credit, it continues to be that way with the BC Liberals. Many people just don’t like or trust the NDP. In addition, as much as Mr. Hanson wants to chastise fiscal discipline, the 2010 Olympics and a strong business environment, those values actually speak to a large number of voters. I was also surprised at his reference to there not being a balanced budget within the last 12 years. Records show there were five. There certainly would have been more if not for the global economic downturn. Rather than using Mr.Hanson’s method of putting politicians in their “graves”, I believe every voter has a right to have their say. That is the fortune of living in a democracy. I stand behind John Yap in the election. He has my vote. Other voters will make up their own minds based on their own beliefs of who is best to represent them. Trish Hedstrom Richmond
mitted ground floor uses in the six buildings from Mixed Maritime to Commercial/ Retail. Commercial/Retail zoning would also generate a lot of traffic in what is presently a residential neighbourhood with many young children. Onni pointed to the large underground parking garage under the buildings, but then admitted that they would charge for parking while there is two-hour free parking on the surrounding residential streets. Onni continues to say that it welcomes feedback on how the re-zoning could “better serve the community’s
needs.” At one of the previous community meetings organized by Onni, they suggested yet more coffee shops, pharmacies and restaurants, not exactly underserved needs in Steveston. On the other hand, those attending showed considerable support for a suggestion from the community that Onni provide rent free use of the entire ground floor of one of the two eastern buildings for a new Steveston Library. Together with two-hour free parking in the underground garage, this would be a major improvement in community services for
Steveston’s growing population, much of that growth the result of Onni’s own Imperial Landing project. City council should continue to reject Onni’s rezoning proposals until Onni includes free community use of one of the buildings and free two-hour parking in the underground garage. Residents should continue to show up at all of Onni’s community feedback events to send the same message. Eventually Onni will get tired of looking at all that vacant space and do the right thing. John Roston Richmond
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Members of the Richmond Search and Rescue team ride in the Jimmy Ng vessel, one of the two vessels they use. RCMSAR members face is navigating the river and understanding its currents. It’s something Hobbs also warns boaters gearing up for the season. “Sometimes people forget how strong the current is, or how the tides work, or how
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Lee defends name game Wat looks east for revenue BY YVONNE ROBERTSON
BY ALAN CAMPBELL
Richard Lee Indpendent
Teresa Wat BC Liberal
The lack of a recognizable name and the absence of a connection between them and Richmond was the catalyst for Richard Lee to enter the race. Lawyer Lee, whose law office has been in the Richmond Centre riding for eight years, sat down with the News moments after filing his candidacy papers Friday at the city’s Election BC office on No. 3 Road. He said the BC Liberals and NDP’s decisions to respectively parachute Teresa Wat and Frank Huang into the picture was all the motivation he needed. And he believes those two selections will do nothing to correct the riding’s embarrassingly low voter turnout (second lowest in B.C. at last provincial election). “I actually think it would be even worse if the likes of myself didn’t step up,” insisted Lee, a former Merritt and Burnaby school trustee, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Richmond in 2011, albeit garnering a healthy 9,000 plus votes. “Neither Ms. Wat or Mr. Huang live or even work in Richmond and that turns people off. In my humble opinion, they are not known names and faces in this city and it’s not as if they’re going to bring in more voters.” And the people who voted last time don’t have a connection, suggested Lee, because “all the candidates are different.” “I have had a law office here since 2005 and have lived here since 2006 and have served as a Salvation Army volunteer and on several health-related committees,” added Lee. On the issue of population growth and the possibility that 40,000 people will move
Give power back to the people
Richmond Centre B.C. Liberal candidate Teresa Wat is convinced her media background trumps being a Richmond resident when it comes to connecting with voters. “The whole mission of our radio station is to bring up all the issues facing the Chinese-Canadian communiinto Richmond by 2040 — many of whom ty and to try to inform them will descend to the Richmond Centre riding what the mainstream issues — Lee would like to have “more reliable are, so they can understand,” forecasts” with regard to what school capacsaid the CEO of Mainstream ity is needed. Broadcasting “We need to hire very competent Corporation’s CHMB people and I think we need to be AM1320. pro-active in so much that the devel“I want our Chinese opers have to be part of the planning audience to understand process. what’s going on in For video “We should not be encouraging of Lee and the English-speaking the development without the infraDonovan communities, so I’ve structure growing with it or in place been reaching out to already.” both communities across the On the subject of multiculturalism in the region, including Richmond.” city, Lee said, “we all have to lead by examIf elected, she would ple and every one of us has to be a bridge encourage more dialogue between the different cultures in Richmond. between cultures. As an “It rubs me the wrong way when I hear immigrant, but also a candidates saying they will be that bridge.” Canadian for 23 years, Wat When the city’s Chinese media outlets said she understands both heard Lee was intending to run, he was sides. Chinese-speaking apparently asked why he was running, as immigrants could make more there were already four other Asian candieffort to learn an official dates. “It was suggested that I would simply language, while Englishsplit up the Asian vote too much,” said Lee. speaking residents can “It never crossed my mind to refer to it acknowledge the challenges as the Chinese vote. A vote is a vote and one faces when moving to a those votes are mine to go and get.” new country.
Chanel Donovan Unparty
Hold town hall meetings, strike up debates, come to a consensus and let the people decide how to run B.C. That’s the view of the Unparty — The Consensus-Building Party, a grass-roots organization quite lit-
erally made at the home of Chanel Donovan and her husband Mike Donovan about 20 months ago. So while Chanel is running in Richmond-Centre, Mike is staking a claim in the Steveston riding. “My husband and I debate all the time about the political systems in Canada,” said Chanel,
But, like her party’s platform, her primary focus remains on the economy. She sees possible revenue in Richmond’s tourism industry and economic growth in Asia. “The Vancouver Airport is a good example,” she said. “Every flight coming to our airport provides 100 to 150 direct jobs, and 400 indirect jobs, depending on whether people are coming here for tourism or convention purposes. With more people coming, they will see Richmond as a place for them to invest and come here for a vacation.” With rapid growth expected in Richmond, particularly the city centre, over the next 30 years, education, transportation and health care will be impacted. Funding for these sectors will be generated by
an accountant who was born and raised in Shanghai before immigrating to Canada in 1997. “We represent the people; we want everyone to come to a consensus from deliberation. “Right now, it looks like the leaders make all the decisions for see Unparty page15
Richmond becoming the Asian-Pacific gateway and job creation, according to Wat. Part of the B.C. Liberals platform is to reduce the debt, while keeping taxes low. “With more business in Richmond, we’ll get the revenue and have more funding,” she said. “So that’s why the priority is to promote the economy. We have limited resources, we can’t keep on borrowing money.” Although the Liberals continue to defend claims of a balanced budget, Finance Minister Mike de Jong promised to re-table the same budget after the election. But when the NDP claimed a balanced buget in 1996, it became a $235-million deficit after the election. A pre-election $495 million budget in 2009 turned into a $2.8 billion record deficit after Gordon Campbell was elected. Besides the economy, Wat also plans to focus on community safety and policing, and seniors’ care, as she said these issues have been priorities for the riding’s constituents. “Our senior population is growing. We need to ensure they have the education and programs and care they need and deserve. I also want to make sure they can get this from the comfort of their own homes.”
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Green teacher looks local for global solutions BY YVONNE ROBERTSON
Michael Wolfe Green Party
Born and raised in Richmond like the local products and made-in-Richmond solutions he advocates, Michael Wolfe believes being a familiar face in the Richmond Centre riding can work to his advantage and improve voter engagement. “Give a familiar name, a familiar resident, a familiar neighbour and the opportunity to represent the public,” said the Green Party candidate. “Richmond Centre has such a lack of continuity in representation. It’s hard to become a leader in something when you keep changing your captain.” He said in order to properly engage voters, candidates and MLAs need to be present between elections, attending open houses and going council meetings. There needs to be more effort to connect to voters.
“Our MLAs should be sleeping overnight at the FarmWatch to really understand what’s going on there,” said Wolfe. “Our elected officials need to see what it’s like, get firsthand experience of going to the food bank regularly, for example. I want to be part of these processes, so I can fully understand them.” As rapid growth in Richmond is projected over the next 30 years, Wolfe also put forth
Editor has finger on pulse BY PHILIP RAPHAEL Special to the News
Frank Huang BC NDP
Frank Huang, the BC NDP’s candidate for Richmond-Centre, said that as a newspaper editor he is used to having his finger on the pulse of the community. And when it comes to Richmond, his volunteer time spent with the Richmond Hospital Foundation has left him with a keen sense of how he’d like to see heath care On providing affordable housing, Huang addressed in the city — one of several issues said he has an idea that has a specific he was asked to comment on as the May 14 Richmond angle — regulating absentee landB.C. election nears. lords. Huang, who left his job with the Global He said many overseas investors have Chinese Press to run for the NDP, said he’d bought properties locally which has helped favour a new location for Richmond Hospital drive up the price of local properties, and to accommodate expanded services. some don’t end up living in them for long, “I’d also want more attention paid to producing a double whammy of rising housseniors (healthcare),” he said, adding that ing costs and a shortage of housing invenin conversation with local seniors groups it tory. To address that, Huang said increased became apparent to him that current funding funding for more low income houslevels are not adequate. “Seniors are ing is on the “to do” if the NDP very important to the community and forms the next provincial governthe government needs to spend more ment. to deliver more and better services.” As for the low voter turnout in Also in need of a jolt of increased Scan page to Richmond-Centre during the last government support is the education view video election, Huang said he believes of Huang system, Huang said. much of that is a result of a cultural “An NDP government is planning divide in the community where the majority to set up a grant system for skills training does not speak English. because quite a lot of students have (tuition) “But this time (election) is really good. debts before they start working. And getting There are a lot of Chinese candidates runthat first job is very important. If they can ning in this riding, and they are encouraging get one, then they can stand a good chance people (Chinese-Canadians) to come out and of going on to a very good career.” vote,” he said. “But many of the Chinese Taking a page out of the environmentalists’ handbook, Huang said improving public immigrants, especially those from mainland China, they don’t know much about the transit is a key block in his party’s agenda (local) politics.” since increased ridership would decrease That has led Huang to incorporate not vehicle emissions and fossil fuel consumponly a crash course in what he sees as the tion. issues during his campaign encounters with But just where increased funds would be new voters, but a discussion on what it spent to benefit Richmond residents, Huang means to participate in an election. was not sure.
ideas about how he would reallocate funding “The Lafarge Cement Plant is our largest to accommodate for increased pressure on source of pollutants in the community, and health care, education and transportation. they’re currently exempt from the carbon tax. “Health care is by far the paramount issue We could be collecting carbon tax from some for Richmond Centre,” he said. “If someone’s of these sources and direct that funding into not doing well, health-wise, they’re not going health care.” to take a course or worry about transportation.” Additional funding could also come from Besides, improvements in health cutting administrative costs and care spill into transportation and edureducing payout plans for MLAs, cation, as it includes better accessibilaccording to Wolfe. ity to facilities and a focus on prevenA focus on community-based Scan page to economies would further encourage tion through education. As a secondary teacher, Wolfe said view video people to buy local and stay within this could start at a school level, whereof Wolfe Richmond, reducing their ecological students have more exposure to health footprints. To encourage local busieducation. ness, Wolfe believes the province should pro“We subsidize a lot of industries that are vide tax breaks and incentives. highly pollutant to our communities and bodThis would include implementing better ies,” he said. “We need to put a higher strain waste management systems for businesses, on products, behaviours and activities that are where, like individuals, not all of a business’s waste would go to the landfill. harmful to our health.
Unparty: For consensus-building
Continued from page 14 the party and ignore the people’s needs. “In a consensus, we would bring the views of the people from town hall meet-
ings via debate and by reaching a consensus.” The Unparty’s philosophy is a true democracy, added Chanel, who also won a B.C. Small Business Society award in 2003 for a business
plan for her winemaking company. “We might not all like the decisions, but everyone will feel a part of it and that they’re being treated equally,” said Chanel.
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Law: Mayors should drive the bus regarding transit Gary Law said the colour purple on his campaign signage says it all. Borrowing political ideals from a broad spectrum of parties rather than being tied down to a single ideology is a true indication of being an independent, said the candidate for Richmond-Centre. “I have he red of the (BC) Liberals, blue
of the (BC) Conservatives, and mix in a little of the NDP’s orange. And that gives me the colour purple. Plus, I like purple,” said the affable Law who is taking a leave from his job as a Burnaby RCMP officer to run in the May 14 provincial election. On a more serious political note, Law said he has a solution for low voter turnout
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in the riding of Richmond-Centre, judged to be second worst in the 2009 provincial election. Law said better communication with the constituents — most of whom do not speak English as a first language at home — would be the first step. “Especially with people from mainland China, they didn’t have the freedom to vote,” said Law. “That’s their mentality. They think that even though they are in Canada, what’s going to change if I vote?” To help try and counter that, Law said he got his campaign machine moving early, starting in January with brochures that catered to both Chinese and English-speaking voters. Increased candidate recognition should also play better at the polls for new Canadians hesitant to exercise their franchise. “I do believe this time voting rates will be better, based on the fact we have seven
candidates in Richmond-Centre, and six are ChineseCanadians,” Law said. In the realm of transportation, Law said he believes the current public Gary Law transit system is performing well, “But what it is lacking is accountability.” To achieve that, Law said the decision-making process on public transit should be returned to local mayors rather than the TransLink board. Scan page to see video of candidates Law, Chen and Huang
Chen urges Chinese to vote BY PHILIP RAPHAEL Special to the News
On the ballot for the BC Conservatives is Lawrence Chen who lived in Richmond from 2007 to 2011 and now calls Surrey home. Despite the geographical detachment, Chen says he is in tune with Richmond, specifically the Richmond-Centre riding, and thinks voter apathy locally is culturally linked. Chen said he believes many Chinese immigrants are focused on their own circumstances and are reluctant to engage in politics. “I will stand up and encourage the Chinese community to get involved in the provincial election by talking to them. Telling them it is very important to look after our province, look after our community,” Chen said. “If you only stay at home, it’s not good. You have to be involved in the election.” Chen was active locally in provincial politics, forming the National Alliance Party, as well as being a member of the Chinese Overseas Association.
In 2008 Chen ran in the federal election as an independent in Richmond, and in the same year had an unsuccessful bid for mayor in Richmond, finishing in third place Lawrence Chen with 1,811 votes. On the subject of addressing Richmond’s projected rise in population, Chen said he would like to see the incoming provincial government provide increased funding for education, health care, transportation and affordable housing. How that would all be funded, Chen said eliminating waste from government would be one source. He ruled out higher taxes as a means of supplementing increased government spending, adding the BC Conservatives favour cutting out the provincial carbon tax. Chen currently works as a hunting safety instructor and examiner for the B.C. Wildlife Federation.
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Richmond Roadrunners rolled to a 22-5 win over the Nanaimo Timbermen on Sunday to open the B.C. Intermediate “A” Lacrosse League. Richmond returns to action tonight when Port Coquitlam visits Minoru Arena at 8 p.m.
Roadrunners should be among the elite again BY MARK BOOTH
It took the Richmond Roadrunners about 20 minutes to put to rest any thoughts of them taking a step back in the B.C. Intermediate “A” Lacrosse League this season. The hosts scored early and often, opening up an 80 first period lead en route to a 22-5 destruction of the Nanaimo Timbermen on Sunday afternoon at Minoru Arena. The Roadrunners rolled to a 15-3 regular season record a year ago and featured some outstanding talent who have moved onto the junior “A” ranks including Jordan Gilles, Shawn Hanley and scoring champion Cody Nass. However, the program’s overall success hasn’t gone unnoticed as head coach Greg Rennie continues to stockpile new talent. On display in the opener was rookie Tyler Vogrig who blitzed the Timbermen for nine goals and four assists. The Vancouver native had 32 points as a Midget call-up a year ago and played for Team B.C. in field lacrosse last summer. “We lost some amazing talent from last year’s team,” said Rennie. “Jordan might already be the best transitional player in junior ‘A’ and Cody is a phenomenal player. “But younger players look at our program, see how we are preparing kids for the next level and want to be here.” “When we combine our own Richmond players with what we have brought in from elsewhere, I expect
us to be right in the mix. Everyone says Maple Ridge is the team to beat this season and I can’t what to have a go at them (on May 31).” Rennie’s returning veterans include Spencer Bromley who was second in team scoring last season with 74 points in 15 games, including 36 goals. The back end will be led by captain Brad Hofmann who is one of the league’s top talents and already more than capable of being a full-time player at the next level. He was called up by defending junior “A” champion Coquitlam last Saturday and was the team’s leader in the face-off circle,
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Sports Wong winding down terrific collegiate career with Aztecs Richmond golder qualifies for NCAA Regional tourney Richmond golfer Christine Wong is closing out her outstanding university career in style — qualifying for her fourth consecutive NCAA Central Regional Championship. The senior at San Diego State University will be joined by teammates Emma Henrikson and Paige Spiranac at next week’s tournament at the University of Oklahoma’s Jimmie Austin Golf Club. Wong will be in the hunt for one of two individual spots up for grabs for the NCAA Championships scheduled for May 21-24 in Athens, GA. The McMath secondary graduate ranks second on the Aztecs and 12th in the conference this season with a 76.41 stroke average, having amassed five top-20 finishes and three top-10s. She was third at last week’s Mountain West Women’s Golf Championships in Rancho Mirage, CA. After starting her championship relatively quiet with rounds of 78-74, Wong carded the Aztec’s lowest score of the tournament with a final-round even-par 72, posting an 8-over-par 224 total. This allowed Wong to jump four spots on the day, bringing her to within one-stroke of making a playoff for the victory. Unfortunately for her, two others posted 223 totals, leaving her one-stroke shy of what could have been a remarkable and memorable swan song for her SDSU
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The Richmond News May 1. 2013 A23
N. U S . T A S FRI.-
Fresh Whole Frying Chicken
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NLY! 3 DAYS O
Boneless New York Strip Loin Steak
Cut from 100% Canadian beef. Sold in a package of 4. Only $20 each. LIMIT FOUR.
Kraft Singles Cheese Slices
Select varieties. 500 g. Process Cheese Product. LIMIT FOUR - Combined varieties.
NLY! 3 DAYS O
! YS ONLY 3 DAPR ICE CLUB
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Signature CAFE Soups
Assorted varieties. 625 mL.
NLY! 3 DAPYRSICEO
Safeway Extra Thick Sliced Raisin Bread
NLY! 3 DAPYRSICEO
Bakery Counter Blueberry Muffins
Package of 9.
NLY! 3 DAPYRSICEO
Listerine Ultra Clean Mouthwash
Or Total Care or Whitening. 946 mL to 1 Litre.
Assorted varieties. 4 Litre. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable.
NLY! 3 DAPYRSICEO
NLY! 3 DAPYRSICEO
Product of Chile. No. 1 Grade. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT ONE BAG.
6 Stem with Baby’s Breath and Greenery. While supplies last. LIMIT SIX PER CUSTOMER.
NLY! 3 DAPYRSICEO CLUB
Valid May 3 - May 5, 2013
Assorted varieties. 4 Litre. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable.
3 DAYS ONLY! Limit of one coupon per transaction. Offer valid in all BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Safeway Stores. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase and cannot be combined with any other coupon offer. Limit of one coupon per purchase. Void if reproduced and where prohibited by law. Coupon cannot be doubled or redeemed for cash. Cashiers: Ensure all applicable items are scanned as well as the coupon and Club Card. Discount will automatically come off once all purchase requirements are met, coupon is scanned, Club Card is scanned and “total” key is pressed.
with coupon CLUB PRICE
Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, 2013 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slig htly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is deﬁned by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the speciﬁed advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, FRI SAT SUN regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and Prices in this ad good until May 5th. offers may differ.
A24 May 1, 2013 The Richmond News
WEEKLY SPECIALS MAY 1 - 5, 2013
Aroy-D Sweet Chili Sauce for Chicken 920g
Fresh Pork Shank (3lbs and Up)
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San Miguel Purefoods Luncheon Meat (340g)
Marca Pina Soy Sauce 1L & Vinegar 1L
Frozen White Shrimp Headless (41/50) 340g
Fresh Pork Picnic (Boneless) 新鮮無骨豬上肉
Sweet Chinese Tangerines
Sunfrie Canola Oil (3L)
Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Komal Sweetened Whitener Condensed 305ml Garlic Sauce 368g
Frozen Yellow Pompano
iMei Green Onion Pancake 525g
Fresh Pork Belly
Watson Frozen Mixed Vegetable 300g
A Grade Fresh Oxtail Ａ級新鮮牛尾
(Sweetened & Unsweetened)
Searay Butterﬁsh 2’s
義美!油餅 2 FOR
Sunrise Soya Drink 3.95L
Wingtat Quail Eggs 24s
Short Sui Choy
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