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Students join teachers on picket line Graeme Wood

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About 30 Richmond High students went to school on Wednesday to attend a lesson in political protest. “We’re a part of this, it’s not just the teachers or government, it’s also the students. I’m graduating this year and have just two days left of school. I still feel for the younger generations — I have a younger sister — this needs to be fixed,” said Tristan Durrad, who helped rally his fellow students along Minoru Boulevard and Moffat Road, in step with their teachers, soliciting honks from passing cars with signs of support. Fellow Grade 12 student Florence Fong said the vibe in the school is depressed and students, like herself, are lacking motivation. “It’s difficult to find the motivation when school is interrupted,” said Fong. As a result of the three days of (rotating) strikes in as many weeks in Richmond, students have lost class time as exams approach. Also, a partial lockout of teachers by the government has resulted in several disruptions, according to many students the Richmond News spoke to; teachers have to

leave school property during recess and lunch and can’t be at school more than 45 minutes before or after class times. “It’s kind of sad that we can’t talk to them. And after school it’s limited to 45 minutes,” said Grade 12 student Emily Chow, who added she misses the personal connections with teachers. One connection that was missed happened at the school’s graduation ceremony at the Chan Centre in Vancouver last week. Teachers were not allowed in the centre, as the school district had rented it. The lowlight for them came when they missed a paralyzed student cross the stage, with assistance. Also, students have voiced concerns that their dry grad celebration could be affected if teachers can’t help organize it. Barring a settlement between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government, today could mark the last day of classes for students. Teachers plan to start picketing full-time next Tuesday, and Monday will be classified as a “study day,” as part of its limited job actions. The study day will see teachers gather off school premises. BCTF president Jim Iker announced the full-scale strike notice on Wednesday,

Students joined their teachers on the picket line at Richmond High. Photo by Graeme Wood/Richmond News following a record turnout of teachers who voted 86 per cent in favour of such action. All in all, close to 33,400 out of the province’s 41,000 teachers voted. “With this vote, B.C. teachers have sent a very strong message to Christy Clark and her government,” said Iker. Meanwhile, the Labour Relations Board has stipulated provincial exams and report

cards for seniors must be marked as they are now considered essential services. “That means students in Grades 10 to 12 will be able to write their exams as scheduled and Grade 12 students will receive their final marks in a timely manner,” wrote Minister of Education Peter Fassbender in an online statement on Thursday.

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Fire chief alarmed at lack of info on rail movements Graeme Wood

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Richmond’s fire chief, John McGowan, says a quarterly update is not good enough. Photo by Stephenreese.wordpress.com

Do you know what’s being shipped by rail in the city? No? Don’t feel bad, neither does the fire chief. Richmond’s fire chief John McGowan says information the department received recently from the Minister of Transport regarding the transportation of dangerous goods through the city is insufficient. The information provides “local

authorities with base information for emergency planning purposes but does not provide enough detail to formulate a comprehensive emergency plan,” wrote McGowan, in a report to the city’s safety committee on Tuesday. The information was supposed to give municipalities a clearer indication of the risks involved in transporting dangerous goods by rail. The federal directive came in the wake of the Lac-Megantic derailment in July, 2013 that caused a massive explosion,

killing 47 people. Since then, rail car safety has taken unprecedented criticism in Canada. McGowan is now asking the city to write a letter to the federal Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, insisting rail companies report “the nature, exact volume and frequency of dangerous goods transported through municipalities.” Under the minister’s Protective Direction 32, both Canadian National and Canadian see SAFETY › page 4

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Two men have appeared in Richmond Provincial Court after $20 million worth of heroin was found inside shipped goods at Vancouver International Airport. A joint operation between RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Vancouver Police Department led to the arrest of the two men. Randy Norman Per, 42, and Tenny Guon Lim, 34, are charged with possession of 35 kilograms of heroin for the purpose of trafficking. Per has been released, while Lim remains in custody. The heroin seizure is the largest in the CBSA Pacific Region’s recent history. The arrests were a result of an 18-month criminal investigation that involved all of the aforementioned agencies. According to police, the investigation

focused on allegations that an individual or individuals were involved in the movement of suspected contraband from South Asia into Canada, via YVR. “Organized crime groups continuously seek to penetrate legitimate systems to transport illegal commodities in order to achieve profit,” said assistant commissioner Wayne Rideout, criminal operations officer for RCMP Investigative Services and Organized Crime. “This RCMP federal policing-led coordinated investigation has successfully prevented a significant quantity of heroin from reaching British Columbia and Canada.” “This heroin seizure represents a serious loss to the organized crime group attempting to import and profit from its illegal and destructive distribution here in Canada,” added Rideout. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Safety: Emergency plan hampered deployment, states the report. Nevertheless, Richmond Fire and Rescue is the default responder on all hazardous materials incidents in the city, noted McGowan. But until McGowan has all the facts laid out before him, a fully comprehensive emergency plan cannot be completed.

if a train “has 130,000 litres of a hazardous material product or half a litre.” Richmond’s rail car movement is limited to low speeds, which decreases the risk of a (man-made) derailment and rail companies are supposed to have a trained, emergency response team available for

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speak English; and, even though there were services for all women, visible minority or new immigrant women were not accessing those services. “My proposal was a multicultural approach, meaning immigrant women themselves can decide what model of service would suit them.” The goal was to address some of the factors that put immigrant women at greater risk of abuse. According to Ending Violence BC, there is an increased risk of violence among immigrant women due to social isolation, lack of information about rights and available services, lack of English speaking abilities, services unavailable in their own languages, issues with immigration and sponsorship, poverty, and lack of support from their cultural community. “My idea was to work with immigrant women in as many communities as I could accommodate in order to provide them with much needed services,” said Assanand. “ It meant having to create awareness in the community. Until, and unless, a woman says, ‘stop,’ the violence doesn’t stop. We can put in as many laws as we want, but until the woman realizes her own power, the violence won’t stop.”

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he trials of Trinity Western University are a reminder of the importance and dangers of religious freedom. Thousands of B.C. lawyers cast votes this week, denying TWU’s law school accreditation. In part, the decision hinged on a 2001 B.C. Supreme Court Case in which TWU’s teacher training program won certification despite objections over the school’s famed covenant. That covenant, binding both students and staff, forbids sex outside marriage and defines marriage as a sacred relationship

between man and woman. After the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario voted against TWU’s accreditation, essentially barring grads from practising in Ontario, the school shot back. Representatives argued that highly qualified graduates would be excluded — simply for holding religious values. This argument would be more convincing if the school hadn’t kiboshed a filmmaking course solely because prospective — and very qualified — instructor Kevin Miller doesn’t believe in hell. Or to be more accurate, he doesn’t believe in their version

of hell. TWU’s supporters have also trumpeted the importance of pluralism, accepting a multitude of views. This also rings false. Would TWU’s concept of pluralism include sharia law, despite its encroachment on women’s rights? Religious freedom is an important value, but it’s not our only value, particularly when it infringes on the rights of others. Love between consenting adults is more important than the right to restrict love between consenting adults. We are happy to see B.C.’s lawyers make an ethical choice.

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with the total financial impact s the latest contract being substantially higher than dispute involving InTheHouse anything contemplated in a B.C.’s teachers Keith Baldrey single set of negotiations. careens towards the inevitably Columnist For a union like the B.C. unsatisfactory conclusion for Teachers’ Federation, binding all involved, it’s worth asking arbitration would mean it would have to buy whether another bargaining model should be into the notion its wage proposals (always adopted. substantially higher than any other public But while it may be worth it to pose the sector union) would likely have to be scaled question, it’s far from clear that any alternative back considerably to be treated seriously by an exists that is the magic solution that would arbitrator. satisfy all parties. Of course, prior to 1987, binding arbitration Take binding arbitration, the most was actually used to settle teachers’ pay (and commonly referred to option to the current few other issues). That was the year the Social system. I’ve not heard enthusiasm for this Credit government of the day gave the BCTF solution from either the employer or the the right to strike, which led to full collective teachers’ union. bargaining. The problem with binding arbitration for But if binding arbitration was to be used the parties involved in it is that it can lead to today, it presumably would include many more an outcome that is beyond the control of those cost items, not the least of which would be affected. the thorny and expensive issues of class size For the employer, this can mean a financial and class composition. The fact both parties arbitration that may greatly exceed its ability likely fear that an arbitrator could rule against to pay, or may have a “domino” effect on their self-interest on these issues is another other contracts involving other groups of its big reason for the lack of enthusiasm for that employees (i.e. other public sector unions)

model. And frankly, I’m not sure binding arbitration could adequately deal with the class size/ composition situation. That’s because it’s a very complex issue, and it’s as much about a philosophical split between the employer and the union as it is about funding. The BCTF wants fixed rules in place that govern how many special needs students can be in a particular classroom, while the employer argues the system needs flexibility to deal with what can be very complex situations (the employer also argues fixed ratios are actually discriminatory against special needs kids). The union’s position inevitably translates into more classrooms being created, and therefore more teachers being hired (this fits with the BCTF’s constant struggle for control of the classroom). The employer’s position would presumably not create the same number of classrooms. Each side exaggerates the merits of its own position, and the dire consequences of the other’s. There’s no question the issues involved are vital, but I wonder if most people even know what is meant by “special needs” when it

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Getting into the soccer business Steveston merchants have been counting the sleeps until the World Cup begins in Brazil Alan Campbell

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here are Mexican mannequins in racy undies, Cameroon coloured candy, a Brazilian buck in a pub and a flag-flying barber who’s nailed his English colours to the ceiling of his shop. In case you hadn’t noticed, the World Cup of soccer, which kicked off in Brazil on Thursday, has arrived with a bang in Steveston. Thirty-two businesses are part of Steveston World Cup Village; each having signed up to adopt one of the 32 competing nations in the World Cup; each festooning their businesses in the colours of their nation and each hosting a “National Day” on one of 32 days of the competition, during which they’ll celebrate with live music, street parties and barbecues. A life-size and weight replica of the World Cup is doing the rounds at each participant’s business on its National Day, while an incredible Davood Khatami chocolate World Cup remains cool, but on show, inside the air-conditioned Buck & Ear pub. Thursday’s big kick-off could not have come soon enough for one of the World Cup Village’s organizers, soccer-mad Bean and Beyond Café owner Davood Khatami, who’s been counting the sleeps. “Everyone has been so excited about this for weeks now; it’s going to be one great big party, much better than Commercial Drive,” said Khatami, who, although a Germany fan, has turned his café into the pavilion of his native Iran. “The merchants have really bought into the idea, many have got giant TVs in to watch the games, their customers are all involved and we’re going to be keeping this party going for the whole four weeks.” Although the ultimate goal of Steveston World Cup Village is to have “fun,” said Khatami, “we want to get the whole Richmond community out here during the World Cup and do something that’s never been done before. “There are so many soccer fans in Richmond and they should get out here and enjoy the World Cup atmosphere.” And who do you think is Khatami’s prediction to win the World Cup? “Germany, I’m surprised you asked.” ❚ Editor’s note: No European nation has ever won a World Cup on South American soil.

Bare Basics dresses down for the World Cup with its Mexican theme, above. While Steveston Barbers has raised the flag of every competing nation.

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Don’t underestimate the power of soap and hot water to help restore a person’s dignity. Dianne Woodhouse has seen the transformation a simple shower can provide when offered to one of Richmond’s homeless through the recently launched, Saturday morning shower program at St. Alban’s Anglican Church. Woodhouse, a longtime nurse who coordinates the program that had a shower installed in an old storage area inside the parish hall, said she recalls the profound effect it had on one regular user of the church’s numerous outreach programs. “The first guest, I’ll never forget,” she said. He frequented the church’s extreme weather

Seniors’ Centre, shelter during After he had his shower that Woodhouse said the frigid winter was the first time he came over the current, slow months and was trickle of shower in dire need and sat at the table with other users at St. Alban’s of more than guests ... is expected to flow just a place to regularly. sleep overnight - Dianne Woodhouse “It was this spring. But timely that we because of his put together a poor attention to shower program,” personal hygiene, Woodhouse said. “And written all over him.” Woodhouse said he was not we’re just now working out All guests are presented very social — rarely talking the kinks so we’ll be ready to anyone and would quietly with a new set of clothes when there will be much once they are showered up. sit by himself, eat a meal more of a need.” “We outfitted him top to and then go to sleep on the To date, just three have bottom,” Woodhouse said. shelter’s floor. used the church’s facility It’s just that sort of boost During a recent visit, in the past three Saturdays. the program is hoping to Woodhouse offered him But flyers have been achieve with others as a shower, and initially he distributed in areas where word gets around the local refused. But about half an homeless community, which many homeless are known hour later, he accepted. is about to lose one of the to congregate, such as “After he had his shower, only other places in the city some parkades in the city’s that was the first time he where they can get a free core, bottle depots, the came over and sat at the shower — Minoru Pavilion. main branch of the public table with other guests and When that facility is actually had dinner with library, and the soon-tobulldozed sometime this them,” Woodhouse said, be demolished Minoru summer to make way for a adding the boost to his Pavilion, to make potential re-developed older adults confidence and stature was users aware. centre to replace Minoru apparent. “You could see it Earlier this spring,

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Longtime nurse and coordinator of the shower program at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Dianne Woodhouse, says the new facility is expected to see an upswing in usage by the city’s homeless once the Minoru Pavilion is demolished to make way for a new older adults facility. Photo by Philip Raphael/Richmond News preliminary statistics released by the 2014 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count show Richmond’s homeless population remains well below the per capita rate for municipalities, as the cities of Vancouver and Surrey continue to bear the brunt of the region’s social problem. It was found that only 38 of the 2,770 homeless found in the region were in Richmond. But whatever the numbers are, Woodhouse said they will be welcomed for a shower, plus a pancake and sausage breakfast each Saturday morning. “No shower, no breakfast,” Woodhouse quipped. And depending on their requirements, shower users are presented with a package of toiletries — toothbrush, soap and shampoo. “Some of them want to shave. So, we also give them a razor and shaving cream.” Another shower-using guest with a large mop of hair shyly asked if he could get some conditioner

to go with his shower and was provided with a small, travel-sized bottle so he could be tangle-free, Woodhouse added. Much of those supplies come through donations from area hotels and even airline personnel who gather them from hotels during their out-of-town trips. Helping out with getting the storage space renovated for the shower was a host of local businesses including Ashton Service Group, which took care of the plumbing, Dan Scott Interiors, which was responsible for drawing up the plans, and Billings Construction, which laid the tile flooring. Woodhouse said the city expedited the permitting process and helped coordinate the renovation. But there is an ongoing need for new wool socks and underwear to supply the shelter and shower users. The St. Alban’s shower is offered each Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m. in the parish centre at 7260 St Albans Rd. (St. Albans and Bennett roads).


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The new Impala utilizes architecture borrowed from GM’s European brand, Opel. The more rigid chassis makes it feel more sophisticated and modern. The exterior styling of the Impala hasn’t started this many conversations since the 60’s. The bold new design clearly has a big emphasis on aerodynamics and flow. It takes some styling cues from the new Camaro – for example the influences can be seen in the sharp new grille, the aggressive hood and the creases over the rear wheels. It retains the unique Impala emblem on the C-pillars. Top of the line models get HID headlights with LED daytime running lights. Also, 20-inch alloys are an option to replace the standard 18-inch steel wheels. The cabin has received an

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Strelau weighing her options after outstanding campaign with Royals Mark Booth

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A second terrific season for Hillary Strelau with the Douglas College Royals women’s softball team has got the attention of programs on both sides of the border. The Richmond native was named MVP of the North Division of the North West Association of Community Colleges (NWAAC) of which Douglas is the lone Canadian team. Strelau led her division in hitting with a .586 average which also ranked second in the entire association. The second-year cocaptain also had 35 stolen bases, 25 RBI, five triples and two doubles.

Those lofty numbers earned her a spot on the NWAACC All-American Team. The Royals’ season ended last month with a loss to Wenatchee Valley at the NWAAC Championships in Portland. The tournament’s No. 4 seed was earlier upset by No. 12 Walla Walla in the quarter-finals and was attempting to battle its way back into contention in the double knockout format. As a potential junior college transfer, Strelau is poised to continue her career elsewhere next season. She is currently weighing her offers but is leaning towards a U.S. school. “I have been approached by many schools here and down south,” said the Hugh Boyd graduate. “I don’t know what school is the best fit for me

now but all I know is that I want to continue playing ball at the collegiate level “I am kind of leaning more towards a university in the states because it would be a great experience, I think, to live away from home. I need to make my decision for where I want to go sooner then later because if I decide to go to a U.S. school they start in midAugust and that isn’t a lot of time to figure everything out before hand.” After coming through the Richmond Softball Association, Strelau saw her age group team fold. She played up a year in 2012 then, with no local option, played her her final season with the White Rock Renegades before moving onto the college ranks.

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to this weekend’s senior men’s national team training camp as part of the selection process for this fall’s IX Men’s Pan American Softball Championship in Argentina. The four day camp in Southern Ontario will see the team travel to Ohsweken today for an afternoon youth clinic with local minor association players before taking on the Hill United Chiefs at 6 p.m., followed by a Canada Black/Red game at 8 p.m. The players then will

return to Brampton for a pair of intrasquad doubleheaders on Saturday. “Softball Canada’s men’s national team welcomes the opportunity to visit the Six Nations area and play against one of the top club teams in the world” said Mike Branchaud, Softball Canada’s Manager – National Teams and Canadian Championships. “We will have 40 players at our Ontario camp so our intrasquad games in Brampton and two games

in Ohsweken will be a great opportunity for our players to wear the national team colours and compete for a spot on our Pan American Championship roster.” Abrey, a 27-year-old catcher who also thrived in baseball, hockey and basketball growing up in Richmond, was one of just two B.C. players on the Canadian roster for last year’s International Softball Federation (ISF) Men’s World Championships in New Zealand.

Canada Cup wheelchair rugby taking place at Oval next week Next week, eight of the top wheelchair rugby teams in the world will converge on the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. The event, which runs from June 19-21, is the most elite wheelchair rugby tournament outside of the Paralympics or World Championships. This year, the tournament’s result will determine seeding for the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships. “We’ve always enjoyed world-class wheelchair rugby at Canada Cup,” said Tournament Chair Gail Hamamoto. “This year, however, the stakes are definitely higher and we know that teams will bring their ‘A’ games. We hope everyone will

come out and cheer on Team Canada as they attempt to improve their third-place ranking.” Wheelchair rugby is a full-contact sport that was originally called Murderball when it was invented in 1977 in Winnipeg. The sport’s co-inventor, Duncan Campbell, is on the organizing committee for Canada Cup. “Wheelchair rugby is a hybrid sport that combines rules of lacrosse, hockey and rugby,” he said. “It’s the perfect Canadian sport, and I think that’s why it’s been so popular with fans.” Tickets range between $5 for an evening game to $20 for a tournament pass and can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, visit www.canadacupwcrugby.com


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Playoff hopes down to final weekend for U16 Fusion Fusion FC will be fighting to keep its season alive when the U16 boys regional rep team concludes its schedule in the B.C. Premier Soccer League on Sunday in Victoria. The Fusion (6-4-3) can finish anywhere from third to fifth place with only the top four teams being eligible for the B.C. Premier “A” Cup playoffs. The Richmond/ Vancouver co-hosted squad, currently in its third season in the provincial high performance league, trail the Vancouver Island Wave and Mountain United (North Shore/Burnaby) by just a single point. However, the locals will need some help to stay in the hunt. The Wave have a game in hand and will play sixth place Coastal FC on Saturday. Mountain will also conclude its schedule at the same time, taking on first place Coquitlam Metro Ford which is trying to stave off Surrey United for regular

season honours. Fusion squandered an opportunity to control its own destiny with a pair of losses at Hugh Boyd last weekend. Coastal scored a pair of second half goals to defeat the hosts 2-1 on Saturday. Red hot Surrey United then made it six straight wins with a 5-0 triumph a day later. Even if Fusion manages to sneak into the top four, its work to be in the Premier “A” Cup semi-finals may not be done. The fourth place finisher will have to play Richmond United of the Metro Boys Selects Soccer League in a one game playoff to advance to the postseason tournament. This is the first year B.C. Soccer has allowed teams outside of HPL to challenge for the Premier “A” Cup. United opted to forgo the Provincial “A” Cup playdowns to have a shot at representing B.C. at the U16 club nationals, slated

for October in Mt. Pearl Newfoundland. Richmond was Coastal Cup champions and Provincial “A” Cup finalists in 2013. This past season, United lost just twice in 19 league games, including 12 wins. Corner kicks… The U13 Fusion boys will also be on the Island Sunday looking secure a Provincial “A” Cup spot. The locals are tied with Thompson Okanagan for the final spot but hold the edge in the goal differential tiebreaker (5-0) and will be playing a winless Vancouver Island team. Fusion’s U18 boys team has already locked up a playoff spot. On the girls side, Fusion’s U14 and 15 sides will also be advancing. The Premier “A” Cup finals take place June 28-29 at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. There will be plenty of youth soccer action in the city next month when the

Richmond Youth Soccer Association hosts the annual Les Sinnott Provincial “B” Cup Boys Soccer Championships. Titles will

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26,473 -$3,500 -$1,000 $ 21,973 $

SELLING PRICE BIG CASH SAVINGS! BONUS DISCOUNT! CUSTOMER PAYS

Or 0% Fin. up to 84 mo.

36,248 -$6,000 -$1,000 $ 29,248 $

Or 0% Fin. up to 84 mo.

THREE YEARS NO-CHARGE OIL AND FILTER INCLUDED NoW IN INVENToRY!

THE ALL NEW 2015 NISSAN MICRA PRICED FROM AN INDUSTRY LOW MSRP

Financing from 1.9%

$

9,998

Pan Pacific Nissan Richmond www.panpacificnissanrichmond.com

13220 Smallwood Place • Richmond Auto Mall

(604) 273-1661

The model codes are as follows, 2015 Micra (S5LG55AA00), 2014 Rogue (Y6RG14 AA00), 2014 Versa Note (B5RG54 AA00), 2014 Titan Crew Cab (3CAG74 AA00), 2014 Altima (T4RG14 AA00), 2014 Juke (N5RT54 AA00), 2014 Sentra (C4LG AE00), 2014 Murano (L6RG14 AA00) and 2014 Pathfinder (5XRG14 AA00). The “Three Years No-Charge Oil and Filter Change” is not included on European models, Nissan GTR, 37OZ and all V8 models. Vehicles may be subject to a dealer locate. All prices are plus $549 documentation fee and all applicable taxes. Financing is only on approved credit. Advertised prices on 2014 ALTIMA, 2014 TITAN, 2014 VERSA NOTE, 2014 JUKE AND 2014 SENTRA are for 5.99% interest through Nissan Finance or 5.49% lease rate through NISSAN FINANCE ALSO. Advertised prices on 2014 Rogue, 2014 Pathfinder and 2014 Murano are for CASH TRANSACTIONS AND CANNOT be combined with subrented lease or finance rates. Worry free leasing is three years no charge oil and filter plus three year tire rotation is only available on 2014 Nissan Rogue, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, & 2014 Nissan Sentra. $1000 Bonus is available on vehicles registered with Nissan Canada and sold between June 16 to June 21, 2014. $1000 bonus applies to 2014 Nissan Murano, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014 Nissan Note, 2014 Nissan Versa sedan, 2014 Nissan Sentra, 2014 Nissan Altima sedan. Five year oil and filter is available on only 2014 Rouge, 2014 Pathfinder and 2014 Sentra. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5S lease is $193 semi monthly plus tax with 0 Down payment. Interest rate of 2.90%. Based on a 60 Month term 2014 Nissan Rouge 2.5S lease is $135 semi monthly plus tax with 0 down payment. Interest rate of 2.99% based on a 60 month term. 2014 Nissan Sentra 1.8 lease is $69 semi monthly plus tax with 0 Down payment. Interest rate of 0% based on a 39 month term. Three year no charge oil and filter available on new and pre-owned vehicles sold between June 16 - June 21, 2014. V8 Engines will have an extra charge. All vehicles subject to dealer locate.


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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

RICHMOND-NEWS.COM

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AWARDS AND TROPHIES GIVEN OUT AT 3PM!! Prices exclude Taxes and $549 Documentation fee. All Prices are net of Dueck rebates and loyalties. Employee pricing available on all Chevrolet, Buick and GMC Models except for the Corvette. Employee Pricing excludes Cadillac. Offer ends June 30th.


Richmond News June 13 2014