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The Richmond RCMP’s Fraser Guardian lived up to its name Saturday night when it rescued six people — four adults and two children — from their 25-foot Bayliner that had run aground on a rock wall at the Sandheads near Steveston. The vessel was returning from the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks event in English Bay when it drifted out of the channel and into the wall. The occupants flagged down the RCMP vessel which summoned the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station (RCMSAR 7) The Jimmy Ng to recover the stranded group and bring them to safety.

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decisions that threaten the environment, A spill of aviation fuel into a Slocan especially in light of this horrible accident,” Valley creek last Friday has re-ignited local Day said, referring to the decision of the opposition to plans of shipping fuel up the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation Fraser River’s South Arm and storing it (VAFFC), a consortium of airlines, in a massive tank farm in south east to seek an improved fuel supply for Richmond. YVR that would bring in fuel by barge Carol Day, chair of VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Fuel Project and tanker down the South Arm to an Opposition for Richmond) told the For video 80-million litre, tank farm and then Richmond News she was horrified after send it via a 15-kilometre long, underlearning of a tanker truck carrying 35,000 ground pipe across Richmond to the airport. litres of aviation fuel — needed for forest fire “The VAFFC have guaranteed in their fighting helicopters in the region — spilling paperwork that there is going to be a spill if its load into Lemon Creek. they ship jet fuel up the Fraser River. And The accident is also suspected to be the how, especially after this (Lemon Creek cause of a large fish kill in the area frequentspill), can they move forward with such a ed by sports anglers. horrible proposal,” Day said. “So, we’re hop“It’s outrageous that people can make ing this will wake everybody up. I feel so bad



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downstream a short distance away there is a massive spill, fire or explosion? “We need to make smarter decisions, not the ones that make the most money.” The jet fuel pipeline proposal is still undergoing a provincial environmental review process. But from the outset, city officials have opposed the plan, a stance being reinforced following the Lemon Creek spill. “It (Lemon Creek incident) brings back awareness that we could have similar problems,” said Coun. Bill McNulty who is acting mayor while Mayor Malcolm Brodie is out of town. “We have issues with a jet fuel line going through Richmond.” see YVR page 4

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A new parking decal program for the disabled may be making it harder for them to find a spot in city-controlled lots. That’s the fear Michael Pan has for his 93-yearold father, Peter, who still drives, has a handicapped parking sign in his car, but was surprised to recently find a warning ticket stuck to his windshield. Pan said his father was out for dinner and left his car in a city-owned parking spot roadside on Park Road and thought his handicapped sign was enough to allow him free parking. While that used to be the case, since last October, Richmond has fallen in line with other cities doing away with that provision. In its place in Richmond, the disabled can apply for the People With Disabilities (PWD) decal that allows parking free of charge for two hours in city-owned spaces. But, to qualify for the new decal, applicants need to demonstrate their inability to operate the pay parking — Michael Pan machines. Ella Huang, executive director of Richmond Centre for Disability, told the News the new program, open only to Richmond residents, is principally for those using wheelchairs who cannot properly access the parking ticket machines due to their height above the pavement. “Sometimes, when a (disabled) driver is by themselves and do not have any other help, they cannot see up high enough to operate the machines,” Huang said. The aim of the new program, which started

“If someone has already demonstrated they are handicapped, why put more pressure on them.”


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signing up applicants in July, is to make the city more inclusive, Huang added. But in Pan’s mind, it’s the complete opposite. He said his father — who has been driving for close to 60 years — has no problem being at the right height to access and operate the parking ticket machines. Where he runs into problems is traversing the distance from where he parks to the machine, since city-run lots have centralized ticket machines and not individual meters for each parking space. “He has a mobility issue and has to use a cane or a walker,” Pan said. “So, he’s not always able to easily get to where the ticket machines are. If he can get a spot very close to the machine, not a problem.” Under the guidelines for the PWD decal, Pan’s father would not qualify for the program.

But RCD’s Huang said all is not lost since those with mitigating circumstances can make that clear when applying and a panel can make a special ruling whether or not the decal is issued. Still, Pan believes the need to apply and be tested in order to qualify for a second parking permit is “humiliating.” He also questioned the testing practice. “Usually, when you have to prove something, you go to a professional, for example, a family doctor, or a specialist to actually prove you have a motion problem,” he said. “This is something quite unreasonable. “If someone has already demonstrated they are handicapped, why put more pressure on them, because most handicapped people or people with disabilities are seniors,” Pan said. “They should be given some kind of leeway.”

Steveston school site sold on condition to developer Deal not dependent on zoning changes: Sargent


The Steveston secondary site has finally been sold to a residential developer. Richmond School Board decided earlier this week to accept a conditional offer from Vancouverbased Polygon to develop the 13acre site on No. 2 Road, just north

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of Steveston Highway. The price has yet to be disclosed, but the school district was hoping for up to $50 million previously for the prime site, which has been up for sale since 2007. Polygon, one of three preferred bidders, is expected to close the

deal by Sept. 30, when all the information surrounding the transaction will be made public. “Like most real estate deals, our purchase agreement with the school district is subject to a due diligence period where we hope to be able to assess and identify any

specific issues related to the property,” said Neil Chrystal, on behalf of Polygon. However, the rezoning of the site — it’s currently “S1 - School and Institutional Use” — is not one of the conditions of the offer. see Steves page 4


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News YVR: Passenger traffic expected to more than double by 2027 Continued from page 1 McNulty added that a better option is to increase the capacity of the current fuel pipeline supplying YVR from the refinery in Burrard Inlet. “It goes through industrial areas to the airport, supplies the airport, so obviously the solution is already there,” he said. Another option, supported by VAPOR and bypassing VAFFC’s plan, involves establishing a pipeline directly from the Cherry Point refinery in Washington State to supply YVR. But with a recent, slight dip in passenger

traffic figures for YVR, Day is also questioning the long-term need for an increased supply of jet fuel. “They (VAFFC) keep saying we need the fuel, but at the same time the numbers don’t support that,” she said. According to figures posted on the Vancouver Airport Authority’s website, total passenger traffic for the January to June period this year was fractionally down compared to the same period in 2012. The numbers show a drop of 7,528 passengers, a decline of 0.1 per cent. Drops in traffic were recorded in all categories, except for domestic and Asia

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Steves: Wants affordable housing, parks Continued from page 3 Any rezoning will have to be approved by city council and after extensive public consultation and a public hearing. “We had quite an extensive process and we were impressed by the initial drawings (Polygon) presented to us,” said school board chair, Donna Sargent. On those drawings were low-rise condos, townhouses and community amenities, said Sargent, who didn’t want to go into any more detail until the offer is set in stone Sept. 30. “The board felt Polygon’s offer, based on our three criteria, was best for the community,” added Sargent. Before choosing a buyer, board members based their criteria on value (financial compensation the district would receive), vision (for the neighbourhood that takes into account its surroundings) and voice (ensuring the residents have a say). The community having a voice was particularly important to the board. A major hurdle for Polygon may be with the city, which said earlier this year that the site is considered a school and park site and the “city will make sure that with any rezoning there will be no net loss of park land.”

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“We have had very preliminary discussions with the planning staff at city hall and our promo art idea is to pursue a redevelopment proposal, which would be for a town home development. Our proposal also calls for a large portion of the 13-acre site to be dedicated to the city as park. Obviously it is early days and we have a lot of planning work to do, as well as engaging the local community in discussions on the future use of the property,” said Chrystal. Coun. Harold Steves said the aforementioned “community amenities” potentially in Polygon’s plans, better be something special to win his approval in any rezoning bid. “Back in the day, properties, including this one, were acquired from the landowner by the school board under the threat of expropriation,” said Steves. “Basically, if there was a civic need, such as a school, then you had little choice and people, in their civic duty, understood that and had to grin and bear it. “So for that civic need to disappear and for the community’s land to end up in the hands of a developer, is a bit of a leap.” Steves said he would be looking to see affordable housing and parks, at the very least, in any rezoning proposal.

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Nearly two years after the crash of a small, commercial passenger plane just short of the runway at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) that claimed the lives of two pilots and injured seven passengers, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada will release its investigation report Wednesday morning (July 31). TSB officials will make their findings For video public during a media-only event at the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus, not far from the crash site on Oct. 27, 2011 when a Beechcraft King Air 100 belonging to Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. returned to YVR to make a landing. According to the TSB’s interim report from February 2012, the aircraft experienced an oil leak and about 15 minutes after taking off diverted back to the airport. On the approach to the runway at an altitude of about 300 feet, the plane suddenly banked left, pitched nosedown, and slammed into the ground along Russ Baker Way then caught fire. Passersby, many of them motorists who avoided the crashing plane as it skidded across the busy roadway, helped evacuate some passengers, while fire and rescue personnel rescued the remaining passenger and the pilots. The aircraft was destroyed and all of the passengers were seriously injured, stated the TSB. Both pilots, 44year-old Luc Fortin and Matt Robic, 26, died of their injuries later in hospital. Visit for the full story. Also, look online for an update after the report is released.

A driver who got a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign in south Richmond took his case all the way to the B.C. Supreme Court — and won. “It’s the principle of the thing,” said Myron Kinach, a telecommunications consultant. “I was not in the wrong.” Kinach was on his way to a work appointment on Nov. 4, 2011, when he got the ticket at the intersection of Hammersmith and Coppersmith ways, just south of Steveston Highway and No. 5 Road. He had stopped at the stop sign, which was five metres before the stop line, then proceeded, rolling slowly through the stop line before turning right, where a police officer was lying in wait. According to court documents, Richmond RCMP issue four to five

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tickets a day at that intersection, often targeting drivers like Kinach who didn’t come to a full stop at the stop line. Kinach, of Delta, disputed the ticket, but failed to get it waived. In February, he got his day in traffic court but lost. He stuck to his guns and appealed the decision. In June, he made his case in B.C. Supreme Court, representing himself. Last Friday, Justice Arne Silverman ruled in his favour.

The Crown argued that Kinach was required under a section of the Motor Vehicle Act to stop at the marked stop line. But in his decision, Silverman, referring to the same section of the act, said: “It is clear that the presence of a stop sign ‘at an intersection’ is a condition precedent to the legal requirement to stop at the marked stop line.” But he said the stop sign in this case, being five metres away, was not “at an intersection.” He ordered that the offence against Kinach be set aside. “I feel justice prevailed and the law works,” said Kinach on Thursday. Victory, however, came with a heftier price tag than the original $167 ticket. The necessary copies of the transcripts of the initial court case alone already cost Kinach $260. He estimates he also spent more than 80 hours researching and preparing for the case.

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Meditation moves West BY YVONNE ROBERTSON

In the second and final part of “Eastern practice, Western form,” the News looks at the Buddhist tradition of meditation. While the posing and posturing side of yoga’s evolution stirred some contention as it moved west, North America’s adoption of meditation in the mid-20th century seems to have seeped in with less controversy. One Buddhist monk from Taiwan attributes meditation’s rise in western society to an increasingly demanding North American lifestyle. “Today, most people work hard and are very tense,” said Venerable Guo Xing, who studied Ch’an meditation under Buddhist monk Master Sheng-yen. “They need something to relieve the tension. Meditation helps them to control their emotions.” In fact, meditation has become a technique used in mainstream therapy to relieve stress, depression and anxiety. It teaches a person to be mindful and maintain a calm awareness while experiencing the sensations of the present moment. Guo, who is the Abbot of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center and the Chan Meditation Center in New York, will be in Richmond in August at the Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Centre on No. 5 Road. He will give a lecture series and run workshops about the practice. The ultimate goal is the cultivation of wisdom — defined as the ability to let go of attachments — and compassion.

Jen-ni Kuo, a Richmond resident who studied under Guo, acknowledges the benefits to an individual’s mental health. Three years ago, she decided to run a daily meditation session during her lunch hour at work. “It’s helped people through some of the hardships in their home life, some of the stresses at work and life in general,” said Kuo, who works at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Vancouver. “One becomes liberated from vexations.” On any given day, a handful of people make their way to the 16th floor of the DFO building. With a large window looking out toward the mountains, the group unrolls mats and begins Kuo’s session. Depending on how much time they have for lunch, some leave half way through or join a few minutes in. “Even if they’re feeling overwhelmed one day, they’ll still try to come,” said Kuo. “Any amount of time helps, whether it’s for 10 or 15 minutes.” The late Master Sheng-yen founded the Dharma Drum Mountain organization in the early 1990s and was known for his progressive teachings of Buddhism in a modern, western-influenced world. “In Western society, people used to be more interested in materials,” said Guo. “But now, they want to find something more. They want to learn something profound.” As the popularity of other religions seems to wane, Buddhism has been on the rise throughout the Lower Mainland since the early ’90s, particularly in Richmond. Although traced back to more than 5,000

years ago in Indian scriptures, meditation, and how it is practised today, is most commonly associated with Buddha. “The western religions tend to require faith, and no room for doubts in their religious belief,” said Guo. “Because some westerners still have spiritual needs, they turn to Buddhism and meditation instead.” Buddhism doesn’t favour one God as superior, but teaches that everyone can reach an enlightened state and become a Buddha. A belief in Buddhism doesn’t have to come first either. People can start practising aspects such as meditation, which can lead them to PHOTO SUBMITTED learn more about Buddhism. Venerable Guo Xing, a Buddhist monk, will be holding It’s a more scientific approach workshops on meditation next month in Richmond. than other religions, according to Guo. Intensive Huatou Retreat and a Mind at Work “Through these personal experiences, they workshop. Admission is free, but registradevelop faith in Buddha Dharma,” he said. tion and approval of application is required Guo will be in Richmond from Aug. for some. For more information, visit www. 3 to Sept. 5. His workshops and lecture series includes Surangama Sutra, One-Day Chanting Amitabha Chan Retreat, Seven-Day


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ttorney General Suzanne Anton has announced her ministry will take on a full review of the province’s antiquated liquor regulations and we say cheers to that. Our laws are among the strictest in Canada and, by extension, the world. Many of them date back to a time when government was trying to appease the 20th century temperance movement, which viewed booze as sinful, demon alcohol. The temperance leaguers are mostly gone, but many of their rules remain on the books. Europeans are baffled that, because of our bizarre rat’s nest of rules, we can buy a bottle of wine and lottery tickets in one place, but must go to another if we want some cheese or bread to go with it. Happy hours? Not for us. Wine and a movie? Nope. Only recently have we been allowed to bring our own wine to a meal out. But restaurants and entertainment venues often still live or die based on whether they can wrest a liquor licence from the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch that will work for both the province, and their customers. There’s even talk of — gasp — allowing us to have a glass of wine with a picnic in the park or a beer at the beach. No one is saying we should repeal the rules about public intoxication or underage drinking. Those things will remain every bit as illegal as before. But as long as the province remembers these are rules for adults, and keeps the consumer in mind when making changes, we’ll raise a glass to some new, and more modern, ideas.


School sale ignores need The Editor, Re: “UPDATE: Steveston secondary sold to residential developer,” Online, July 26. In the recent story on the sale of Steveston secondary by School District 38 to the residential developer Polygon, Councillor Harold Steves is quoted as saying that “for that civic need (such as a school) to disappear and for the community’s land to end up in the hands of a developer, is a big leap.” I would like all readers to know that such a civic need, i.e. a school, has not disappeared, despite what the article and previous articles on the subject of the sale of Steveston Secondary may suggest. My children attend Ecole des Navigateurs, a primary public school, which is part of the Francophone School Board of British Columbia (Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie Britannique – CSF, SD93). The school is temporarily housed in the old Alexander Kilgour School, deemed in November 2007 to be surplus to the long-term needs of SD38. The building is leased on a yearly basis to the CSF. Does a permanent school for my children and the more than 100 other students at Ecole des Navigateurs constitute a disappearing “civic need?” I think not and I know many parents who would agree with me. Suzana Straus PAC president Ecole des Navigateurs

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LNG plan misses gaps in skilled workers The cornerstone of the B.C. Liberal government’s long-term economic strategy is an expanded liquefied natural gas industry, but a new study underscores how shaky some of the assumptions embedded in that strategy are. The study, commissioned by the B.C. Natural Gas Workforce Strategy Committee, estimates that an eye-popping 75,000 skilled workers will be needed once five LNG plants are operational. As well, a further 60,000 workers will be needed in the construction phase. This represents an enormous amount of skilled workers. Of course, the study is optimistic that all five LNG plants will come in line within a few years, which is by no means guaranteed. But if even two or three plants become reality, a large number of skilled workers will be needed. And this potential development underscores the urgency of the need for government action and funding to address the looming skills shortage that will soon confront British Columbia. I’ve written before how our changing demographics are working against us when it comes to skilled trade workers. Recent Statistics Canada data shows about two-thirds of those work-

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ers in B.C. are over the age of 45, which means many of them will soon be approaching retirement. Compounding the problem is that those retirees will take with them their years of experience. This means foremen and other managers will start leaving the trades at a disproportionately higher rate than those trained but inexperienced workers who enter the profession. The government, in its recent Throne Speech, promised a “comprehensive 10-year skills training plan” that presumably will deal with this looming crisis. So far, however, we have yet to see any details of that plan. And the government doesn’t seem to have a lot of room to move on this front any time soon. It is desperately trying to balance its budget, and the three-year fiscal plan shows that funding for advanced education — which funds skills training — is actually set to decline by more than $40 million over the next two years. The fact the government appears locked in a

fiscal box for a few years suggest it may want more say in how universities, colleges and institutes spend the dollars it allocates to them. For example, given that there is a surplus of teachers in B.C., is it wise to continue to fund as many people to become teachers? Or should some of that money be redirected into training people for professions that will provide well-paying jobs for years to come? Postsecondary institutions’ jealously guard their independence, but I have to wonder whether the government that funds them will start providing that funding with some strings attached. If a strong liquefied natural gas industry is indeed the key to B.C.’s economic future (and many, such as Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver, are very skeptical about that claim) and if it does require thousands of newly trained workers, the B.C. Liberals better get moving fast on that file. Hopefully, we’ll have some idea what that 10year plan for improving skills training will look like in the fall. If I was a university president, I might be a bit nervous about some of the things that may be part of it. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Bike promotion good, security not so much The Editor, The City of Richmond’s promotion for citizens to ride bicycles instead of driving, to keep fit, cut down on the use of fossil fuels and to reduce pollution is admirable. My husband has been riding to work, from Steveston to the Cambie and Jacombs area, most days for nearly four years. Recently, he replaced his worn out and unsuitable bike for a proper high quality commuter model. The new bicycle made the his trip to and from work a true pleasure and encouraged him to ride more often. Recently, my husband has been attending weekly physiotherapy sessions, at the Minoru Aquatic center, after being hit by a truck while riding in one of Richmond’s designated bicycle lanes — not his fault, but

that’s another story altogether. Always locking his bike up at the bicycle rack outside the Aquatic Centre provided by the City of Richmond, he assumed it would be safe. Not at all, the bike was stolen in broad daylight! We reported the theft to the RCMP and of course the chance of it being found is slim to none. We have since learned that the bike rack at the Minoru Aquatic Centre has for many years (more than 20) been a regular shopping centre for bicycle thieves. Why, with all of the push to get people out on bicycles, doesn’t the city provide safe biking lanes (especially intersections) and secure bicycle parking areas? Christine Durgo Richmond

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The Editor, Re: “Yoga bends with cultural values,” News, July 26. My doctor recommended I try Bikram yoga for chronic joint pain in my neck and shoulders. I’m in my fifth year and have been pain free for the past four. Bikram’s is a challenging class, and I go because it’s a full body workout, a one-stop shopping for stretching, strengthening, cardio and detoxifying. What I wasn’t expecting is the spiritual side of yoga; the instructors emphasize the importance of meditating on the breath, leaving our busy lives at the door, and learning to quiet the mind. I take exception to Hindu practices like the caste system and its horrifying treatment of women. Thank goodness yoga is not a religion! My experience with yoga has shown me that it’s a pathway to the space between thoughts where mind and body connect in harmony and health. Now that’s divine! Patti Outram Richmond

Asphalt isn’t green The Editor, I would like to thank my fellow gardener Cathy Sichewski from the Railway Community Gardens for taking the city to task for their plan to add a four-metre black top pathway, three feet from the garden plots. This is a ridiculous concept for a greenway. There is nothing green about asphalt. Coun. Harold Steves is right when he said, “To put it through the allotment gardens, I just don’t think anybody was really thinking what we’d already done there.” I want to ask Mike Redpath, senior manager of parks, if he ever left city hall to look at how this project would change the existing gardens. This was done on the fly without a plan according to those I talked to on site. Seems to me that someone was in a hurry here and forgot to consult the stake holders. David Merke Richmond


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New columnist shows the point of acupuncture We live in a plentiful country full of abundance. We have clean water, plenty of food, electricity, our roads are paved and clean, and we have adequate emergency rooms. We are far less likely to contract infectious diseases or suffer from an illness requiring intense intervention than those in developing nations. However, we still have


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we are over-fed, over-medicated, and overwhelmed. These conditions are what have led us to our major health concerns of today — diabetes, heart disease and cancer. These types of conditions are epidemic to countries not lacking basic needs, but lacking healthy lifestyle habits and awareness. Our lives are full of pressures, frustrations and tensions and

we are finding it difficult to cope and live amongst these high-stress environments. The American Institute of Stress estimates that between 75-90 per cent of visits to our primary care physicians are motivated by stress. Stress can manifest in many ways such as: headaches, digestive problems, decreased immunity, anxiety and depression, all kinds of pain, insomnia, and high

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Health&Wellness Stress: Main health concern How healthy is your doctor?

Continued from page 10 Growing up, I noticed that my health was a direct reflection of how I lived my life on a day-to-day basis — including the choices I made in terms of my diet, exercise, emotional responses and stress management. With this awareness, I came to value my health, which guided me towards a path of healing and education. Through my studies of Chinese medicine and my experiences as an acupuncturist, I have come to greatly appreciate the balance it brings to not only myself but in patients of Chinese medicine as well. The challenges and demands of

today’s fast-paced world breed environments of stress and it is essential for us to live well-balanced lives in order to manage this stress effectively. My columns, I will be exploring ways to manage stress and cultivate wellness in your life, discuss common health concerns of today, and advise on how you as an individual can play a more active role in your health and your community’s health at large. Jenica Geisler is a registered acupuncturist and she practices at Ageless Traditional Chinese Health Centre in Richmond. She can be contacted by at 604-270-4826 or

When you see a physician, tional culture of medicine, we the focus is appropriately on are at increased risk for stress, your health. Seldom do we conwork addiction, burnout, depressider the health of physicians. sion, suicide, alcohol abuse and We encourage our patients to drug abuse. eat healthy, regular meals; get Physicians tend to self-treat sufficient rest and daily exerand are reluctant to become cise; and to do regular screening patients themselves and seek HEALTHWISE tests. help. They tend not to see their But you would be surprised family doctors as regularly as at how many doctors do not follow their own they should. Many do not even have a family advice. In fact, physicians tend to neglect their doctor. own health, especially when it relates to the The people that make it into medical school stress of their work. tend to share compulsive traits and perfectionPhysicians are subject to the same illnesses ism. You would want an extremely careful suras their patients. But because of personality geon operating on you. You won’t have to worry see Medical culture page 12 traits common in the profession and the tradi-

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Medical culture: Docs risk emotional dissociation from feelings Continued from page 11 about anything left undone or sponges left behind. Our compulsivity will ensure that we chart accurately and completely and that we follow-up on important test results. Perfectionism can make us judgmental and overly critical of ourselves and others. This can have negative effects on our work and personal relationships. The downside of compulsivity include rigidity, stubbornness, reluctance to delegate our work to others, self-doubt and excessive feelings of guilt. Compulsive doctors tend to have an exaggerated sense of responsibility and can be excessively devoted to work at the expense of their personal lives.

The culture of medicine acts synergistically with our personal vulnerabilities. Early in medical school we learn to dissociate our natural emotional reactions from our rational minds. We learn anatomy by dissecting cadavers. We learn to think and act professionally even when confronted with horrific trauma. This emotional dissociation if carried to the extreme can put us out of touch with our own feelings. We may bottle up grief and anger. We may ignore the symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. Doctors who are overly dissociated may come across as cold or clinical to patients. A workaholic attitude has been a tradition of our profession. When we applied to medical school, we knew that we would be

working hard and losing sleep during our studies, in residency and throughout our work lives. We will give all that we have to our work; and our work will consume all that we can give. There is never a shortage of patients to be seen, shifts to take or paperwork to catch up on. We are invited to be involved in numerous committees and worthwhile organizations. We are taught to put the wellbeing of each patient before our own. As a consequence, when a physician is overstressed and his life is out of balance, his personal health and relationships will be neglected long before his work. When a physician’s quality of work suffers, everything else in her life has likely fallen apart already.

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Upcycle is one of those trendy words that no one really knows what it means. But Kim Sorensen, who owns the new upcycled souvenir shop It’s Posh! defines it as “taking something boring and making it funky, fresh and new.” The latter three descriptors paint the perfect picture of the boutique where everything sold inside is hand-crafted or locally-made,

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made by Sorensen. She credits her Atlantic Canadian roots as inspiration. “I was drawn to Steveston because it reminds me of where I’m from. People reuse what they’ve got, they’re very hardworking.” When coming up with ideas to re-invent new things, Sorensen said, “I will stare at something and think ‘How can I make that different?’” Together with Entwistle, they opened their respective businesses on July 1. It’s Posh! is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Fridays, visit www.itsposh. ca.

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wares like salad servers and spatulas. Tired of moving her business from location to location, she decided to partner with longtime friend Lenny Entwistle — who owns the adjoining Lenny’s Vintage Vault — to open her shop. “It’s a natural fit. It all comes from higher quality sources and not mass produced, that’s our underlying theme. Everything is upcycled or recycled.” As fate would have it, Sorensen said she met Entwistle at a garage sale she held 15 years ago. About 70 per cent of the inventory at It’s Posh! is

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Lenny Entwistle places a call on an old telephone in her new store, where she rents and sells vintage dresses.

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Stepping into Lenny’s Vintage Vault is a little like stepping into a time machine that drops you off some time between the 1920s and the 1960s. Immaculately kept dresses, gowns, hats and handbags are just some of the things from a forgotten era that adorn the walls of Steveston’s vintage dress store. Connected to the upcycling specialty boutique It’s Posh! at 3480 Moncton St., owner Lenny Entwistle said most of the items are drawn from her personal collection that she started several years prior. Visitors to the store may recognize some of the pieces that were previously on display at Entwistle’s other business in the village, Lenny’s Beauty Salon. In fact, that’s how she got the idea to start a standalone store. “I hold a lot of parties in the salon. I sold to clients. All my friends and clients came to

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other is an opposite mirror image with light cream coloured formal clothing and purses. Some are for sale, and continuing the tradition at the beauty salon, some can still be rented. Guys won’t feel left out, either — while most of what is wearable is tailored to women, there is a “huge men’s hairdressing collection” including several vintage hats. Interspersed between all the clothing is everything else: old lamps and clocks, mid20th century British dolls standing in a wooden trunk, antique dressers. Locally made one-off items, often taken in from customers on consignment, such as vintage paintings can be found as well. People may recognize Lenny’s Vintage Vault as Mr. Gold Pawnbroker & Antiquities Dealer, a fictional location that was used during filming for the ABC show Once Upon a Time.

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rent dresses,” said Entwistle, whose dream was to have her own collectible shop. Opening on Canada Day, she said timing was also right as the cyclical nature of fashion has made her business very relevant. “I love vintage just because of the way it’s made so well. That’s why we’re still wearing it today,” she said, adding people are tired of the disposable nature that reflects much of modern clothing. Entwistle increases the inventory to the Vault’s mostly hand-made European collection each time she visits her native England and scours other shops, auctions and yard sales. She said her love for the items she buys goes beyond simple aesthetics. “It’s the history, too — I want to know who it belonged to, what event they wore it to, and how much money they bought it for.” One side of the store features all black apparel, such as various styles of women’s evening wear, hats and accessories, and the

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Owner gives new life to decor from decades past BY BENJAMIN YONG Special to the News

Everything old is new again. Or at least furniture can be, at Steveston’s new Fab Pad. Opening on Aug. 1, the heritage building at 3480B Moncton St. has been transformed into a showcase for one-of-a-kind refinished pieces for the home from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Tucked behind sister stores It’s Posh! and Lenny’s Vintage Vault, the Fab Pad completes the trio of businesses that revolve around selling high-quality, recycled products. Customers enter by first crossing a shared courtyard that has also been renovated to include a classic wrought iron patio set and German plant stand with working fountain, a preview of what’s to come inside. “We have a table made in the 1960s in Quebec that has been restored on top. Now it looks incredible,” said owner Laura Stapleton. She uses a professional refinisher who erases water stains, scratches and other blemishes to bring the secondhand furniture — that she either finds locally herself or takes in on consignment — back to its former glory. “We’re also working on some walnut dining chairs with an atomic design. They were recovered in a hideous fabric from the ’80s or ’90s and not done well — we

have a source that carries vintage fabrics and we’ve chosen one far more appropriate going back to what they would have used at that time.” Stapleton said there has been a huge resurgence of interest for what she calls the Mad Men era, thanks in part to the AMC Network’s period drama by the same name. Looking around inside, the store could stand in as a set double. Especially with the sectional couch in the corner that comes complete with a built-in bar and ashtray that, astonishingly, she said appears to have never been used. The show has clearly had some influence on Stapleton as well, who admitted to owning a similar couch in her own home.


Laura Stapleton lounges on a 1960s sectional couch at the Fab Pad in Steveston. Left, a vintage turquoise fan sits in the furniture store.

But her interest really piqued last year after getting married and hunting for new furniture. “I thought why not get some really cool vintage pieces that fit in with modern decor? They’re well made and there are


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some really unique designers out there,” she said. “I started researching and looking into different things and it developed from there. There are so many pieces that are different from what’s out there today, they’re built really well and feed into reusing and recycling that’s huge these days as well.” Putting her wedding photography business on hold, Stapleton, born and raised in Steveston, decided to open the Fab Pad to turn her new hobby into a full-time job. “I’ve been doing it for 11 years, I felt it was time for a change. It was a pretty natural transition, it’s all about appreciating visual arts and furniture from the mid-century. It’s very artistic.”


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Cadet Lokton Au (right) was selected as the best cadet in the 4 Platoon in the Basic Drill and Ceremonial course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre. Aus is a member of the 2381 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Richmond. Colonel McKenzie, reviewing officer for the graduation parade presents the award.


MLA Linda Reid (second from left) was among those who unveiled the new Speaker monument at the B.C. Legislature. The replica speaker’s chair serves to honour B.C.’s past speakers and the parliamentary traditions that the B.C. government is based on.


Doug Woods, Richmond resident, was part of a volunteer team who travelled to Kenya to help build an expansion for a school. The team raised $35,000 before the trip. Woods received a soccer ball from a Whitehorse school to take to the children while he was fundraising by driving a shuttle bus for RF Luxury.

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Tourism Richmond held its Dash, Dine and Tweet competition this month. Teams of two had to eat, experience and tweet their way through the two Asian Night Markets in two days during an all-expenses paid weekend trip to Richmond. Selected contestants had to complete a number of challenges such as finding a booth selling noddles in a bag and tweeting a photo of themselves eating out of the bag for five points. The two teams that earned the most points received $1,000.

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Chinese Medicine


Q: Is traditional Chinese medicine effective with


seasonal allergies?


Dr. Helene Tomson B.Sc.N., D.T.C.M, R.Ac

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Yes,TCM is very effective with seasonal allergies.The main symptoms involved are sneezing,a stuffed and clear runny nose,watering of the eyes,and maybe,a headache.Allergic rhinitis is due to an over activity of the immune system to certain allergens.This is due,from aTCM point of view,to a deficiency of the Lung and Kidney's Defensive Qi systems,combined with retention of chronicWind in the nose.Treatment includes expelling theWind-Cold orWind-Heat during the pollen season,then strengthening the Lung and Kidney's Defensive Qi systems as well as the GoverningVessel outside the pollen season.BothAcupuncture and Chinese herbs would be used to accomplish this.

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If you are a fan of DIY, a Stager can provide either a ‘Verbal Consultation’ or a more detailed ‘Written’ one.The interior & exterior of the property will be fully reviewed. You will receive objective recommendations on what is best for engaging the ‘targeted market’ of buyers to fall in love with your home. Or if you don’t have the time or inclination, then Stagers will do the steps for you, by using your existing furnishings.They can also bring in rentals if need be. Selling your house requires an altered mindset, as it’s very different than day-to-day living in your home. Either way, the end result should be a home that presents itself at its best, before the all-important MLS pictures are taken!

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With the increased number of smartphone and tablet sales,we know that the popularity of the PC/laptop has decreased significantly.Tailoring a website to display well across a wide range of devices will create a better viewing experience for all your website visitors. Options include; · creating a simplified mobile site for easy access to the most sought after information – contact details, business hours,location,etc and can include a link to the main website for more information. · Or,an alternative is coding your website in a responsive website design.The responsive website design provides your visitors with an optimal viewing experience across all platforms. Both the mobile website design and the responsive website design require the implementation of media queries to adapt the layout to the viewing environment. •


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Choosing the right sized air conditioner can be as easy as using a tape measure and a little mathematics.Measure the length and width of a room and figure the square footage.Let's say it is a 10 foot by 15 foot room.Multiply the two together to get 150 square foot room.By using a sizing chart to calculate the appropriate BTU rating needed to cool that area of the home,it's an easy selection choice from there.For a space under 150 Sq Ft you would need anAir Conditioner with 5000 BTU’s.There are a few more factors and we would love to help! Micheal Fader


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so in the past. What you are referring to is a “Wills Notice” that is registered with the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency. Basically, what you are doing by filing a Wills Notice is registering the location of where the Will is going to be kept, and the date when it was executed. Any time your Will is updated or you change the location of your Will, you should file the change accordingly. For example, an updated Will is required following marriage, as any Will made prior to marriage is automatically revoked. When you have your Will drawn up, your Notary can register a Wills Notice for you.



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Doula comes from the ancient Greek word meaning “woman’s helper”. There are 2 types of doulas; a birth doula that assists parents during the delivery, and a postnatal doula assists families once the baby/babies are born. Postnatal doulas provide in-home support to a new family helping with newborn care, bathing, swaddling and comfort techniques, and helping moms with nursing/feeding if needed. Doulas can also help with siblings, pets, meal preparation and day to day housekeeping, giving mom time to rest and recover. Some families use nighttime support if the baby is not sleeping or going through a fussy time. Most families have support for the first 6 weeks after delivery, but can use a doula up until 6 months if needed. Having a new baby can be challenging and exhausting; don’t be afraid to ask for help from family, mom friends and doulas, who truly understand.



Homecare enables an individual to live with dignity in the privacy of their own home while receiving the care they require regardless of age, health or mobility challenges. Homecare is taking care of your loved one with compassion, ensuring that they receive the best possible care; this can be done by a family care giver or through an accredited homecare agency. Homecare is there for you if you feel you are unable to care for yourself. Someone may be in need of post-operative nursing care, need assistance with personal care, meal preparation and homemaking services. Bob Attfield, Regional Director

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The report should provide enough information relating to the result of a home inspection for you to make an informed buying decision. There are a variety of different report formats available to home inspectors.The checklist style includes very brief details, and typically provided on site.A narrative report will be sent after the inspection, yet offers detailed information and more effort for the home inspector. Clients feedback suggests, more detail = better value, especially for a 1st time homebuyer. The most valuable reports offer: • Photographs within the report sections • Specific, narrative details • Customized & relevant to the inspection property •Thorough, yet easy to read • Maintenance & prevention tips • Resources for major issues The key is to match the report you want with your expectations.The best way is to ask for a sample report before you choose your home inspector.

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efficiency, reduce harmful emissions, save money and most importantly, make your vehicle safer. Checking your tire pressure at least once a month with a good tire gauge to manufacture specifications usually located on the side of the drivers door. If there is unusual tire wear, vehicle pull or vibration is noticed, have alignment and wheel balance checked. Rotate your tires regularly to keep even wear on all your tires. Monitor tread wear and replace worn tires is a good way to keep your vehicles handling and stopping integrity. Inspect your tires whenever possible for foreign matter in the tread, or other objects that could cause leaks.

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Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants? A: If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants, regardless of age. Dental implants look and feel like your own

teeth because they are designed to fuse with bone and function like the chewing surfaces of teeth. Implants are titanium posts that act as the “root” of the tooth. They are very durable and with good dental care, canpotentially last a lifetime. The key to placing implants and having them behave as close to natural teeth as possible, is to place them in the same position as natural teeth. In order to do this, an adequate amount of bone must be available at the missing tooth site to completely immerse the dental implant in bone. When a tooth has been missing for a long period of time, often, bone may need to beadded to this deficient site before the implant is placed. In addition to improving your chewing and digestive functions, dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.

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What do I need do to my vehicle before I head out for my summer road trip?

For a safe road trip, make sure all the simple things are taken care of. Be sure all your services are up to date; if you are within a few hundred km’s of your service then do it before you head out.Apart from that make sure all your fluid levels are checked and topped up, your belts and hoses are in good condition and your tires are properly inflated and roadworthy. Don’t forget about that spare tire and that it’s still inflated! Check your tools and jack as well.The lights are very important! If your night visibility is not what is was then you may want to get your headlamp alignment checked. Stock up your trunk with extra fluids, an emergency kit, extra drinking water and some snacks Unfortunately nothing can totally prevent the unforeseen from happening but take all the precautions you can and chances are good you will have a successful holiday drive! If you are not comfortable checking these things yourself ask your service facility to check them for you.

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What factors should I consider when choosing the right vehicle for my family? Know your needs Make a list of what you need. Don’t forget to consider: • Gas mileage • Seating capacity • Towing capacity • Cargo and trunk area • Traction needs (such as front wheel or four wheel drive) • Parking Requirements (underground parking height restriction)

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Research the vehicles that will meet your needs and your budget The more research you do before you buy, the more likely you are to get a good quality vehicle for a good price. Compare factors such as: • Safety • Mileage • Performance • Comfort • Reliability • Warranties • Resale value & depreciation • Vehicle specifications, features and options

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past?The things we've experienced before can influence our decisions going forward. If we've been hurt or suffered heartache in the past, we tend to take fewer risks and therefore miss out on opportunities in the future. A life coach understands this and will compassionately help you learn how to understand your past and appreciate the present moment. Contact us today for a FREE life coaching session and see how you can build an exciting future!

Working with a qualified and experienced financial planner is a better idea. You will benefit by owning your contract, controlling the beneficiary designation and enjoying full portability of coverage when you change lenders. You will benefit from professional advice, custom design, access to a broad variety of insurers and usually enjoy better rates than those otherwise offered. Under normal circumstances, if you purchase your insurance directly from the bank, they own the contract, they are the beneficiaries, the contract can have pitfalls and your coverage is not transferable to another institution. Call us for our free mortgage insurance info kit.



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be nervous around other dogs as they do not feel that they can protect themselves or their owner while on a leash.They also may be frustrated at being confined to a leash.To help alleviate a dog's worries about not being able to protect itself and/or its owner while being walked,YOU be the pack leader and have confidence! Practice showing your dog that you are a capable pack leader by always remaining calm but assertive when walking your dog on leash. If you are anxious then your dog may sense this and may not feel that you can protect yourself or him/her. Practice remaining calm, being positive and be sure to calmly but assertively correct him. Dogs do need to run and be free sometimes. Hiring a dog walker for some off leash group walks would give your precious pooch the freedom socialization she needs and deserves.

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Why does my dog bark / lunge at other dogs when I walk him on a leash? How do I stop him?

Mortgage Expert

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Q: How long should the term of my mortgage be? A: This is a very popular question. The answer really is how long do you intend to stay in your home? If you don’t anticipate keeping a property for a minimum of 5 years you might be best served looking at a shorter term. If you plans are to stick around… 7 and 10 year terms under 4% are a fantastic bet! Why not considering locking in and taking the stress away? Before you do anything I recommend consulting with a mortgage professional who can provide you with the best advice for your own personal circumstances.

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Personal Trainer

Andrea Lawson

Q: How do I improve my flexibility? A: Having adequate flexibility is essential to complete the simplest of tasks; for example, if putting your socks on in the morning is a challenge, then you know what I mean. Static stretching and yoga help improve flexibility but sometimes are not enough depending on the individual. Using a foam roller or a lacrosse ball to roll out tight areas can help with tight muscles. Decreasing tension and improving the length of muscles is an important component of flexibility. Equally important is adding the appropriate stability exercises to compliment, correct, and re-enforce the area you are trying to improve the mobility.


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Why are people that need flood insurance not able to purchase it from insurance companies?




Thomas Forbes Insurance Broker Email:

As many people are now aware,due to the floods inAlberta &Toronto,flood insurance is not available for home insurance policy owners,it’s not reasonable for client or insurers to buy or sell.The insurance industry actually works quite simply;actuaries assign dollars values to a risk that a policy is exposed to. Premiums are collected and set aside to pay for categories of losses,earthquake etc and‘the losses of the few are paid by the many’.In the case of flood,the ratio is in reverse,the large majority of policy holders have too small or no exposure to flood at all.InWinnipeg approximately 10 years ago a flood insurance program was tried but failed due to the reasons noted.It’s possible there is some partial coverage for this risk,it’s labelled sewer back up;if it’s on your policy.Hint,you should check with your broker to make sure you have this coverage.Also each provincial government has a disaster relief department.In’s called Emergency Management BC,link at As always we are happy to answer any questions there are on this or any business,home or auto insurance topic.

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Why should I hire an interior designer when there are so many reputable furniture stores that offer this decorating service for free?

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To sell a $600,000 home, 1% Realty charges $6900. A typical broker charges $19,500 (7%-$100,000/2.5% Bal). How is this possible?

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factors must be observed.The size of the denture base and the balance of the teeth function.Accurate impression technique is crucial for success to be achieved.An over or under extended denture base spells disaster.Equally,teeth that wobble when chewing allows an ingress of food under the denture base.When I create,fit and deliver a full lower denture, the first questions I ask a patient when they come for their check up appointment is,did food go under the denture,how well did you chew and are the teeth sharp.If the answers are favorable,then I have completed a successful denture.You should expect this high level of expertise from your denturist.To inquire regarding this or any other high quality denture procedure,please call and book your free consultation with us.



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X-Falcons soar to record fifth Dolphin Park title

Richmond’s own Alex Murphy joins juggernaut squad to win his first tournament crown in nine appearances Some new and familiar faces helped the X-Falcons continue their impressive run at the 28th annual Dolphin Classic. The team made up mainly of UBC alumni captured a record-setting fifth title in the popular outdoor fouron-four basketball tournament with a 60-54 victory over the Runnin’ Rebels on Sunday evening at the Thompson Community Centre. The X-Falcons are deep with talent including former McMath star Kyle Watson and homegrown guard Alex Murphy who went the private route (St. Georges) for his high school career before an impressive stint at UBC. He will once again be playing professionally in Denmark next season after re-signing with Team NOG Naestved. Murphy joined the X-Falcons this year in what was his ninth appearance in the tournament and will head overseas with his first Dolphin Park title under his belt. The X-Falcons also featured excellent size in Bol Kong and tournament MVP Doug Plumb who is also heading to Europe in the coming season to play in Hungry. The juggernaut squad was once again orchestrated by point guard Randy Nohr who shows no signs of slowing down and has to be considered one of the greatest players in the Classic’s rich history. The women’s final went down to the wire with the University of Fraser Valley Cascades slipping past the Chaos. Kayli Sartori was named the women’s tournament MVP.


X-Falcons proved to be the class of the 28th annual Dolphin Park Classic, winning their record-setting fifth title. The ever popular slam dunk contest (below) attracted a large crowd at the Thompson Community Centre.

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Richmond will be well-represented on Team B.C. when the Canada Summer Games get underway on Friday in Sherbrooke, QB. Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada’s young athletes. As the best in their age group, these young competitors come to the Games having trained long and hard to be among those chosen to represent their respective province or territory and compete for the Canada Games Flag and Centennial Cup. With the Canada Games poised as a key step in the development of Canada’s future stars, Canada Games athletes are the country’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions. The local contingent of athletes include: Kristen Almhjell (volleyball), Yasmin Bains (softball), Magnus Batara (swimming), Nicolaas Dekker (swimming), Haolong Fan (tennis), Dylan French (fencing), Shaul Gordon (fencing), Cameron Howie (rowing), Kelly Jackson (rowing), Emma Kimoto (athletics), Luke Reilly (swimming), Jason Roberts (soccer), Colin Schaap (rowing), Hillary Strelau (softball) and Justin Turner-Peace (soccer). Three local coaches will also be part of the B.C. staff — Jon Acob (basketball), Grant Brehaut (diving) and Victor Gantsevich (fencing).


High jumper Emma Kimoto is part of the Richmond contingent representing Team B.C. at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke. The multi-sport event gets underway on Friday.

17-year-old swimmer makes impressive debut at world championships

Richmond teen Noemie Thomas made the most of her debut on swimming’s biggest stage. The 17-year-old qualified for Monday’s final in the 100-metre butterfly at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, placing seventh. The event’s youngest entry touched the wall in a time of 58.13, finishing just behind Canadian team-

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mate Katerine Savard (57.97) who was fifth. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, 19, won the gold medal in a time of 56.53, ahead of Australia’s Alicia Coutts (56.97) and American Dana Vollmer (57.24). “I think it’s good for our development as we get higher into the rankings. Every step is a good experience. I think we learned a lot from this

race,” Thomas said. “I’m not so thrilled about the time but I’m really happy about how I just went in and tried my best.” Swimming Canada High Performance Director John Atkinson agreed. “To have two Canadians swimming in the final is a great achievement. Both girls were in their first international final at the world level in the 50 metre pool. They may not be happy with their final positioning, but you’ve got to look at where they’ve come from and where they’re going as they progress to (the 2016 Olympics) Rio,”

Atkinson said. Thomas had earlier qualified for the final with the fifth fastest overall time. She trains with the UBC Dolphins Swim Club and his heading into her Grade 12 year at Magee secondary where she is enrolled in the school’s sports program for elite athletes who need flexible schedule for training and competitions. Thomas is part of a 34-member team (17 men, 17 women) Canadian team at the world championships. Action in the pool continues through Sunday.

Singh guides Team B.C. to silver medal at U16 Flag Football Nationals A heavy Richmond contingent helped Team B.C. win silver last weekend in the U16 Division at the Flag Football National Championships in Regina. Coached by former B.C. Lion and Richmond native Bobby Singh and a roster that features local products Tyler Moxin, Gabriel Saklofsky and Bobby SIngh Jr., B.C. rolled off six consecutive wins before dropping a heartbreaking 19-18 decision to

Ontario in the gold medal game. “We had a chance for victory but we made mistakes and you can’t do that in the finals,” said coach Singh. “It’s flag football at the end of the day and life goes on. That’s what I’ve got to teach my boys. Next year the national championship is in PEI and hopefully we can get back and win it all.” B.C. finished the tournament with an overall record of six wins

and one loss while out-scoring their opponents by a combined 206-62. Meanwhile, British Columbia’s under-18 girls flag team placed fourth out of five in their tournament, finishing with an overall record of one win and six losses. End Zone... Hugh Boyd Trojans football standouts Austin Do and Jacob Tubajon showed off their skills at

a invitation only TOP GUN camp held earlier this month in Dublin, Ohio. Do (receiver) and Tubajon (fullback) joined more than 1,000 of North America’s other top athletes at their position and trained with current and former NFL players and coaches. The pair earned their invites based on their performance at a camp held earlier this year in Vancouver.

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There’s not a lot of restaurant pubs in the Lower Mainland where you can watch seaplanes take off and land, and observe a family of beavers in their natural habitat while sitting on the patio. The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill in Richmond is one of them. Its unique location is one of the Beaver’s biggest assets, says general manager Scott McVicker who has been with the establishment for all 18 years. “Our place offers customers a kind of cabin on the lake experience. It feels like you’re away from it all. There’s no neighbourhood, no shopping centre, just the airport. It feels like you’re travelling anyway,” says McVicker. Situated just south of YVR, the Flying Beaver — named after the de Havilland Beaver aircraft still used by Harbour Air — offers unique food and microbrew beers year round with the 48-seat patio being very popular in the summer time. McVicker says the menu has recently been changed with some new additions to tempt the palate.

“A brand new item is the halibut tacos. It features blackened halibut with coleslaw and is a fantastic appetizer. There are three to an order and it’s our fastest selling new item.” There’s also a sautéed prawn salad with feta cheese, fresh melon and drizzled in a maple vinaigrette that’s making its first appearance. An old favourite, the Cobb Salad, with crumbled blue cheese grilled chicken on romaine lettuce with candied pecans, cherry tomatoes and edamame beans, is making a return following popular demand. If you like a little entertainment with your meal, on Fridays local entertainer DJ Alibaba spins the turntables complete with screens showing music videos from 8:30pm until closing. On Saturdays, the Beaver features Name That Tune, an interactive game where customers get into teams to try and guess the title of a song or the artist for prizes. “It’s every Saturday night and it begins at 8:30pm and it is probably the most fun you can have in a bar... be sure to get here early to get a seat.” There are also specials running every day of the week, like two-for-one appetizers on Mondays after 5pm and wings night Wednesdays. For those worried about getting home after having a few drinks, McVicker says they offer a shuttle service running within Richmond and Marpole. “It runs Wednesday through Sunday from about 6pm We pick people up at their house, bring them to the Flying Beaver for some food and drink and then we drop them back off at their house. We are proactively trying to help people be more responsible by offering people an opportunity to come out and have a few drinks and not have to worry about driving.” he says. The Flying Beaver is open everyday at 11am until midnight, 1am on weekends. Call 604-273-0278 or visit for more information.

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