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LETTERS ‘Cultural difference’ no excuse Dear Editor, While shopping at a big box store in North Richmond, a gent got down on his hands and knees on the cement floor to pull out four packages of light bulbs for my husband and myself. Sadly, the paid customer service gent just pointed and walked away refusing to help. My 73-year-old husband has Parkinson’s as well.

Stop creating obstacle Street is not a courses on sidewalks garbage can Dear Editor,

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It is has come to my attention each time as I visit the Ironwood Library that there are many people who are inconsiderate of those who may have mobility issues.

Recently, I took my seven- and five-year-old children out for a street cleanup after seeing an incredible amount of garbage on the sidewalk and roadway on our walk to their school.

Sunday morning when I parked the car to visit the Ironwood Library, I ended up next to an SUV that was in the “small car” section. The driver had parked so that the back end of his vehicle took up half the sidewalk.

During our walk on our short street, we collected close to 10 pounds of garbage which included candy wrappers, cigarette butts, kleenexes, an abandoned shoe, school trustee pamphlets, chip bags, pieces of paper, plus bottles and cans — not to mention the things I picked up that I wouldn’t let my kids touch.

I then turned the corner to find that a local business (name held to be kind) had put up its sandwich boards so they blocked the path coming from the designated accessible parking stall at the corner and would make it extremely difficult to pass if one was in a wheelchair or with a walker.

The manager explained his staff’s behaviour as “cultural differences.” The sales clerk was Asian, but as Canadian as I am. Are “cultural differences” a good reason for a paid employee to not help a customer?

When I suggested to the driver of the SUV to pull forward a few feet, he became verbally abusive and very irate, clearly not understanding the concept of respect for others who are trying to use the sidewalk.

But thanks to the gent who was so helpful, it made the day a lot better with his help. We appreciate his kindness!

Please, would everyone out there remember not all residents have the ability to take a detour around the obstacles that you create, and, most of all, be kind. Thank you

Roberta Putnam

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In less than a week of cleaning up the street I have done the same walk with them and it almost seems like we never picked up the garbage in the first place. There is now a crushed coffee cup, surgical gloves, candy wrappers, orange peels, pieces of styrofoam and piles of cigarette butts where there were none a short week ago.

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LETTERS Wrap gifts in generosity Dear Editor, The gift wrapping season is upon us and the Richmond Christmas Fund has been gearing up again. Sad to say, we will not be at Richmond Centre again this year, but will be hard at work at Lansdowne. This year, our booth will be set up in the WIFI Lounge, beside the information desk. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to travel to Lanssdowne for gift wrapping. I personally had the pleasure to meet a gentleman who, because of my letter last year, found our booth to have his gifts wrapped that were purchased elsewhere. All the ladies at the booth were absolutely thrilled to meet him. It gave us all a great boost. I would like to share some statistics from last year. From donations and gift wrapping, $4,300 was collected at Lansdowne. This number is quite a bit lower from previous years, but very much appreciated. A total of 2,100 individuals, including 600 children, in Richmond were helped by the Richmond Christmas Fund. Regardless of where you are shopping, I hope you will find us at Lansdowne and help support the Richmond Christmas Fund for gift wrapping or to make a donation. There will be a toy box for new toy donations at Richmond Centre. Wishing you all happy and safe holiday season.

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Dear Editor, I just went to the Steveston United Church Annual Christmas Bazaar (Nov. 17) and, as usual, it was a success thanks to the hard work of the volunteers who made the famous chow mein and the donations from the business and individuals in Steveston Village for the raffle draws. The tables were laid with home baking, home knitted wear, jewelry, silent auction and music and topped off with Old Saint Nick. Again, our hats off to you volunteers!

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The City of Richmond hereby gives notice that the City intends to provide assistance to the RICHMOND GATEWAY THEATRE SOCIETY, pursuant to Section 21 of the Community Charter. The City of Richmond and the RICHMOND GATEWAY THEATRE SOCIETY will enter into a Partnering Agreement in the form of a “license” to allow the RICHMOND GATEWAY THEATRE SOCIETY to provide the services of operating the Gateway Theatre. The RICHMOND GATEWAY THEATRE SOCIETY shall provide quality dramatic productions, theatre arts training, theatre management and other related services which City Council believes are necessary and desirable for the use and enjoyment of the citizens of the City of Richmond and other persons. The Partnering Agreement will commence on December 1, 2018 and have a term of five years. The assistance includes certain benefits at reduced cost, the value to be provided during the term of the Partnering Agreement is estimated at $340,000 per year for each year of the term (total for 5 years: $1,700,000). Any inquiries concerning the proposed assistance may be addressed to: Jane Fernyhough Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage Services 6911 No. 3 Road V6Y 2C1 Richmond, B.C. 604-276-4288 City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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‘Renovator’ takes deposit and runs Daisy Xiong RICHMOND NEWS

Seventeen residents in Metro Vancouver, including four from Richmond, have claimed they were scammed by a man who offers renovation services on the Chinese-language messaging app WeChat, only to vanish after receiving the deposit. Richmond RCMP said it has received a complaint on the case and is investigating. “At this point, there may or may not be anything to suggest any criminal wrongdoing has occurred. Should we encounter more evidence to the contrary, our response will be to follow the evidence,” Richmond RCMP spokesperson Dennis Hwang told the Richmond News. “There are civil solutions for contract related matters and for when services are not provided.” Hongwei Zhao wanted to build a sunroom on his balcony in June and met a man through a WeChat group, which connects local renovation providers and people needing these services. “Many people look for services on WeChat and there are different groups for different services,” said Zhao.

we hope to warn people not to fall into the same trap as us.”

The man said he is a renovator and could build the room for Zhao at a competitive price. They then met and signed a contract and Zhao paid a $2850 cash deposit, which is 50 per cent of the total cost of the project.

Simone Lis, vice president of the Better Business Bureau, said “shady contractors” who take deposits and then disappear is one of the top 10 renovation scams in 2017 with more than $3 million reported lost.

However, the “renovator,” who showed Zhao his permanent residency card when they met, soon disappeared. Zhao later found that the company stated in the contract does not belong to the man.

“We always advise consumers to do enough research before handing out money and not to give cash because then the money is not traceable,” said Lis.

An upset Zhao shared his experience with a Chinese newspaper and to his surprise, many people approached him saying they had had the same experience with the same “renovator.” Richmond resident Anna Wong was another alleged victim. She also met the renovator on a Wechat group in spring and hired him to renovate her home. “He asked me to pay 10 per cent of the total cost in cash as the deposit. Two weeks later, he asked me to pay another 10 per cent in advance. After he received the money, I never saw him again,” said Wong. The number of victims has now reached 17, according to Zhao, and is growing. Individuals have lost anywere from $400 to more than $100,000. “Some called the police but were told it is a civil case,” said Zhao.

Hongwei Zhao claims to be the victim of a scammer on WeChat. Daisy Xiong photo “The man is ‘clever.’ He always signs a contract so it looks like a civil dispute rather than a scam. And he only takes cash, so there is no way to trace the money.” Zhao said for many people who lost thousands of dollars, it might be more expensive to hire a lawyer to sue him, and “he obviously knows that. “But we have to stop him from cashing in on residents without being held responsible, and

“They need to find out if he is who he says he is on social media, if his company is properly licensed, has a good reputation and if the person is associated with the company, and if he has WorkSafe insurance. “The deposit is usually 10 or 15 per cent. If you are asked for more, find out what they wanted the money for.” She added that claiming the money back after the fact is very challenging because consumers have to first find the individual and then sue them through court. “If someone doesn’t have the money, even if you take them to court, it’s very difficult to force them to pay,” she added. Steven Yu, another victim who lost his deposit to the same “renovator” last year, said the rise of Wechat communities gives criminals the chance to go gold-digging.

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A black, burning sedan was found by Richmond RCMP Tuesday afternoon near Cambie and No. 5 Roads in connection to a Surrey shooting. Surrey RCMP received reports of shots fired on Tuesday and later found a man identified as Ranjeev Sangha, 41, who was declared dead at the scene. Those responsible immediately fled in a black fourdoor sedan. A car of that description was found approximately one hour later in Richmond, 100 metres off of Cambie Road on a

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Richmond council agreed unanimously at Monday’s council meeting to send a letter to Premier John Horgan and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, to press for action on the George Massey Tunnel issue. The letter will request a direction, communication and consultation process with municipalities regarding the issue. “We haven’t heard any discussion from the government. The issue has been put on the back burner and I’m bringing it to the forefront,” said Coun. Bill McNulty, who put forward the motion. “The (Massey Tunnel) situation is not getting any better. We did it (urging the province) with the hospital and presented a petition to the premier. We must take the same ap-

“But in case there is more delay, the letter is letting the province know, first of all, we want to be involved in the process; we want to know what the review is going to say, and we want to be consulted.”

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MLA aims to address ‘anchor baby’ issue

edge the issue and work together. There is the cost to taxpayers...We can’t just be polite Canadians and not deal with it.

Daisy Xiong RICHMOND NEWS

The number of “anchor babies” in Canada, especially in Richmond, is much higher than previously expected, according to a recent study, and MLA Jas Johal said he will introduce a petition to the B.C. government to “address the problem.” An anchor baby is a term used to refer to a child born to a non-citizen mother in a country that has birthright citizenship. Policy Options magazine published a new study last Thursday from the Institute for Research on Public Policy, suggesting every year, there are 1,500 to 2,000 “anchor babies” born in Canada, the highest percentage of which are born at Richmond Hospital. Last year, Richmond saw 469 babies born to non-resident mothers, or 22 per cent of the total births in the hospital. “I’m glad this national organization was able to shed light on this issue. It acknowledges, for the first time, everything everyone suspected and builds on the reporting the Richmond News has done,” said Johal. “Every level of government has to acknowl-

“It has nothing to do with political correctness, but its got everything to do with our healthcare system, for and by Canadians. Period.” Johal said he is working with some local residents to put together a petition, which he will introduce in the provincial legislature in the spring. “Residents want the provincial government to acknowledge that it exists. We will also ask the government to take concrete measures, to eliminate or very much reduce the practice,” said Johal. “And what are the companies being set up to bring these women here? How much do they charge? What’s the money they make? We need to shine some sunlight into an industry that’s being done in the shadows.” Johal said, as an immigrant moving from India when he was little, this issue upsets him on a personal level. “I value the Canadian passport more than anything in my life, but this fundamentally debases the value of Canadian citizenship,” said Johal.

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Memorial table turns on family Alan Campbell RICHMOND NEWS

If you take a picnic to Garry Point Park or grab some fish ‘n’ chips at the nearby Pajo’s, there’s a good chance you’ve sat at or close by a very special table. To us, it’s a safe place to park our backsides and tuck into a two-piece cod and fries. To the Demorests, it means so much more. “It has become a very important place for our family in Richmond; it has become a de facto memorial,” Louise Demorest told the Richmond News. Memorial plaques on either side of the table pay homage to Demorest’s brother, Pierre — a City of Richmond gardener, who died in 1999 — and her dad, Harvey, a Second World War vet, who passed away in 1989. “Not long after Pierre died, we became aware of the opportunity with the table,” explained Demorest, indicating the plaques have been there since 2001, after her family paid about $2,000 for the table and $400 for the plaques. All was well with the Demorests until a recent letter from the City of Richmond, asking for $3,500 for the plaques to remain on the table for the next 10 years. “96 cents a day seemed a bit excessive and, as far as I know, they’re not replacing the table or anything.” said Demorest. “But I do get that, over the last 17 or 18 years, there has been wear and tear. However, I don’t recall there ever being an end

Demorest family says picnic tables have become a memorial. Alan Campbell photo point in the original agreement. City spokesperson Ted Townsend told the News, via email, that the city does understand the “value of the memorial benches to the donor individuals and families.” However, Townsend said the costs associated with maintaining such benches are “significant and we can’t expect it to be fully subsidized by taxpayers, hence the need to charge a fee and renew it over time.” According to Townsend, the city’s Tree, Bench, and Picnic Table Dedication program was updated in March 2003, to include an updated fee structure for the program. The city is asking dedicators who signed up for the program prior to 2008 and have not received a renewal letter from the city to contact the parks department by email at Parks@ Richmond.ca or by calling 604-247-4488.

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Last week, Joan Ehman was steeling herself for a very difficult conversation with her fiveyear-old granddaughter, Noel. Ehman — who’s raising Noel, who has special needs — was going to explain to her granddaughter when she came home from school that her best friend, a three-month-old pup called Buddy, was going to have to be euthanized. After spending tens of thousands of dollars already on a multitude of serious health problems with Buddy, Ehman was referred to Canada West Veterinary Specialists’ animal hospital in Vancouver for evaluation. Additional x-rays were performed which confirmed Buddy suffered from a crippling condition called osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in both of his shoulders and both of his tarsi (ankles). Ehman paid thousands of dollars for Buddy’s workup, but it became apparent that Buddy needed two surgeries – first in his shoulders, then in his ankles – to alleviate the problem and eliminate the pain. It was then that she realized she didn’t have the $9,000 plus to pay for the medical treatments and, subsequently, arranged for the euthanasia. On the eve of this appointment, however, she was contacted by surgeons at Canada West to say not to euthanize Buddy, a Bernese Swiss Mountain Dog-Pyrenees cross.

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Joan Ehman, with her granddaughter, Noel, and Buddy. tance Fund, which was initiated by a client who wanted to recognize the compassionate medical care his two dogs – Jesse and Bandit – received at the animal hospital. The fund provides assistance to financiallychallenged pet owners who would otherwise have to have their beloved pets put down. Ehman will pay a small amount, as will a family friend and another donor. “She was quite excited, she just loves Buddy,” Ehman said of Woodward elementary student Noel, when she went to visit Buddy on Friday at Canada West. Ehman said the gesture from Canada West was “overwhelming.” “...I’d already made the decision to euthanize...it was a very difficult decision...I was preparing to tell Noel when she came home from school last week. Just before that, however, I got the call from Can West.”

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It was a surprise for many people when Mayor Malcolm Brodie lost his bid for the chair of Metro Vancouver last Friday. As the most senior mayor in the region, Brodie was generally thought to be the frontrunner. However, he was defeated by long-time Burnaby councillor Sav Dhaliwal in a secret ballot voted on by all board members. North Vancouver councillor Linda Buchanan became the new vice chair, after Vancouver councillor Raymond Louie exited municipal politics. “Whatever. Sav Dhaliwal is a capable guy, he is going to be a good chair, so it’s good,” Brodie told the Richmond News when asked about the loss.

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Although Brodie said he has no idea “why anybody voted any which way,” speculation is rife that his criticism over

“I didn’t expect it (Brodie losing) to happen, but I’m not surprised knowing the circumstances,” said Coun. Harold Steves, who represents Richmond as the second director at Metro Vancouver. “I supported Malcolm, so I’m biased, but I think what happened is Malcolm was quite outspoken about TransLink the day before, and I think Surrey and Delta put pressure on getting somebody else to be the chair.” The day before the vote, Surrey council asked at the Mayors’ Council meeting to cancel the Surrey light rapid transit (LRT) plan, which had been approved by TransLink and Metro Vancouver prior to the municipal elections. Instead, Surrey mayor Doug McCallum requested funding for a SkyTrain extension to Langley, which was agreed to by most mayors. “Fifteen million dollars have already been spent on the ground level system, so the $15 million is wasted. And the SkyTrain system will be many millions more than the ground system,” said Steves.

“Malcolm was pretty critical of that, and suffered the consequences. But I think he was right in saying what he has said. I support him for that.” Steves also suspects that Vancouver council, which has the most votes on the Metro Vancouver board, also supports building more SkyTrain in the city, which might have put them in line with Surrey council. Steves said Brodie would have been the most experienced person to take the position, but Dhaliwal, who has also been on the board for many years, “will do a good job as well.” Former Richmond mayor and long-time politician Greg Halsey-Brandt served as the chair of Metro Vancouver for three years in the 1990s. In an October interview with the News, Halsey-Brandt said Richmond could benefit from Brodie being chosen to be the new chair. “There are lots of opportunities when you are the chair to work on larger projects that cost a lot of money from the provincial and federal governments,” he said.

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Suspect in Hong Guo theft seeks gov’t help Daisy Xiong RICHMOND NEWS

The family of a former Richmond worker who has been

Li is accused of stealing $7.5m from office of lawyer, mayoral candidate detained in China on fraud charges since 2017 is seeking assistance from the Canadian government.

Zixin Li, a former employee of lawyer and mayoral candidate Hong Guo, was accused of stealing $7.5 million from Guo’s company’s

trust funds, along with another employee, Qian Pan, between February and April in 2016.

Guo later stated she forwarded “sufficient evidence” to Chinese authorities to secure charges against the pair, who she said were both

later arrested in China. Li’s family confirmed Li was detained in China in August 2017 over allegations of fraud and since then has been held in custody at Zhuhai First Detention Centre. However, Li’s family said Li is a Canadian citizen and is asking the Canadian government for humanitarian assistance. A copy of Li’s Canadian passport, provided by his family, shows that Li was issued a Canadian passport in September 2016 – five months after he allegedly fled to China. “Li is refused the recognition of his Canadian citizenship by the Chinese authorities. (We are) very concerned with his unfair and inhumane treatment in the Chinese jail,” wrote Li’s family member in an email to the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou, China and the Canadian government’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC). However, the consulate replied saying that when a Canadian travels with a nonCanadian travel document in China, “it severely limits our ability to provide consular assistance. “The Chinese government may not recognize his Canadian citizenship,” wrote the consulate. Li’s family, however, said Li’s Chinese nationality was automatically lost when he became “a citizen of another country,” according to the Nationality Law of China. “Accordingly, Zixin Li is no longer a Chinese citizen but a Canadian. We have no choice but to hold the Canadian government accountable to intervene,” wrote a family member to EWRC. Wei Cui, a law professor and director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at UBC, told the Richmond News, “the Chinese government has the right to arrest a Chinese citizen accused of committing a crime abroad against a foreign citizen,” said Cui. It’s also the case that a Chinese citizen automatically loses their Chinese citizenship if they receive a foreign passport, he added. However, that usually happens when the person is already residing abroad. This leaves Li’s current status is “in a grey area,” said Cui.


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Walking in a GIVING Winter Wonderland In the spirit of this time of giving, between now and Christmas, the Richmond News is featuring the work of a local non-profit.

Alyse Kotyk RICHMOND NEWS

Richmond’s city hall has slowly transformed into a wintry forest and, on Saturday, the city will launch its Winter Wonderland event presented by the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset. The 18th annual event aims to raise funds for local charities and spread a little holiday cheer. The arrival of 30 festive trees decked by local businesses launched an annual fundraising campaign for the rotary’s community and international programs. In fact, the Richmond News elves were out in full force earlier this month, decorating their own Christmas tree. Ongoing programs supported by the rotary include the Interact Program and its global youth programs, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Scholarship, the Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship, Richmond Christmas Fund, a senior Easter luncheon and the Rotary Foundation. This year, the rotary’s Winter Wonderland Committee has chosen to support a room in the new wing at Richmond Hospital, support a trip to China with Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital to help prevent avoidable blindness and to support the senior’s program at the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite trees, make a donation and bring a non-perishable food item for Richmond’s local food bank.

The Richmond News sales team with their tree at city hall. In addition to tree viewing, local musical groups will bring a little extra holiday spirit to the galleria on Saturdays from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15. Check out the performance schedule and swing by city hall for some festive, community spirit. Saturday, Dec. 1: 12:30 p.m. - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 1 to 3 p.m. - Tom Lee Music Academy 3:30 to 4 p.m. - Dr. Libby Yu Piano Studio Saturday, Dec. 8: 1 to 2 p.m. - BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Richmond 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Richmond Music School *Full schedule at Richmond-News.com

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City of Richmond – A Pioneer in Accessible Parking Van Accessible Parking Starting Dec. 10, the province will remove the requirement for accessible parking at residential and commercial buildings from the 2018 building code, and shift the responsibility to municipalities. The Ministry of Housing says the switch will improve

accessibility, particularly at retail stores and condo and apartment buildings, by allowing local governments to set their own standards. Some people are of concern that municipalities may not have the expertise to make those kinds of decisions. For the City of Richmond, we are already one step ahead. The City adopted the bylaw amendments on Sept. 4, 2018 to enhance

the accessibility of the public and private realm. The amendments respond to feedback from the RCD, to better accommodate the increased use of side-loading vans for drivers using wheelchairs.

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Businesses celebrated at sold-out awards Megan Devlin RICHMOND NEWS

Attendance at Richmond’s annual Business Excellence Awards Thursday smashed previous records, as guests celebrated awardwinning local businesses at a sold-out gala dinner. About 450 people attended the 41st annual awards, hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and held at River Rock Casino and Resort. The event sold out weeks in advance and

had a lengthy waiting list.

Barbara Tinson, chair of Richmond Chamber of Commerce (left) and the Chamber CEO Matt Pitcairn were among those presenting awards to 10 winners of this year’s Business Excellence Awards. Rob Newell photo

Matt Pitcairn, Chamber president and CEO, joked about squeezing in extra chairs in to accommodates the crowd. “I think we have some amazing companies that are leading innovations that are going to change the world and not enough people know about the amazing work being done here.”

“Many businesses see employees moving out of the city and commuting farther and farther distances to get to work,” he said.

About 200 Richmond businesses were nominated in the Chamber’s 10 award categories. The Chamber picked 30 finalists and, from that list, 10 winners were announced at the gala. As well, Richmond-headquartered company MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, known for its role making the Canadarm, was inducted into the Chamber’s Hall of Fame. Pitcairn isn’t exactly sure what led the attendence spike. He said he would like to think that the new board and its strategic direction piqued the interest of the Richmond business community. But, he added, the real answer may be that people were eager to support the finalists.

“Richmond’s an island, and…efficient movement of people and goods as housing affordability decreases becomes more and more of a challenge.”

business climate in Richmond, he does acknowledge the community is facing some challenges. Housing affordability is one of them.

Regardless, many more companies are thriving, noted Chamber chair Barbara Tinson who said “there are about 14,000 businesses in Richmond and the 29 finalists with us tonight, represent the top innovaors and leaders among them.”

“We had tremendous support from our many sponsors at the chamber and a phenomenal group of finalists,” Pitcairn said. “They were buying tables, sometimes two tables.” While Pitcairn is enthusiastic about the

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Pathways ‘humbled’ Gilmore gives back Recognition about the importance of caring for and treating mental health in the community was the big winner when the Association of the Year award was handed out, said Dave MacDonald, executive director of Pathways Clubhouse, which received the chamber’s award. “Getting the recognition is kinda neat for us because as a social services and mental health organization it’s nice to have the local business community pay more attention to the importance of mental wellness,” MacDonald said. “It’s an issue that affects all of us in society. “We were also quite honoured and humbled to receive the award, especially considering the other two finalists in the category,” he added. The Association of the Year award honours an incorporated, not-for-profit, society that demonstrates organizational leadership

Dave MacDonald, Pathways’ executive director accepts his award. Rob Newell photo and measurable success, as defined by the organization, in achieving its mandate. Pathways Clubhouse helps members recover from mental illness and rebuild their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on each person’s strengths and talents, rather than illness. They work together as a group and create opportunities for members to advance their education, gain employment, have a

place to live, connect with their families, make new friends, and create multiple successes. The Clubhouse also provides mental health public education to increase awareness and understanding of issues and concerns about mental illness and mental health. Other finalists included Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and Richmond Family Place Society.

Keeping in touch as a vibrant segment of the community. That’s what earned Gilmore Gardens its Business Leadership of the Year award, said Miranda Sinden, general manager of the 134 resident seniors home. “We took great pride in gaining the recognition for what we have been able to create,” Sinden said of the facility that was opened in 1999 as Richmond’s first independent seniors community and was this year voted as the best seniors residence in the Richmond News’ Best Of awards. “We are doing good work and giving back to our community in numerous ways.” The concept of Gilmore Gardens originated when rebuilding Gilmore Park United Church, from a vision to develop and accommodate meaningful senior living and housing for local seniors. The award honours a business that demonstrates leadership in their business

Mirandah Sinden, general manager of Gilmore Gardens celebrates. Rob Newell photo practices, their industry, and the Richmond community by providing inspiration and acts as a positive role model. At Gilmore Gardens, one of the ways residents reach out to the community is by volunteering their time. “Life thrives and doesn’t end when you are a senior,” Sinden said. “It’s a new stage for them to take on something else that the community can benefit from, while keeping people involved and

a part of the greater community.” Gilmore Gardens also works closely with a number of local service organizations, such as Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and Gilmore United Church, which owns 50 per cent of the residence, to help support community meals and lunch programs. Others finalists in the category include Organika Health Product Inc. and Signarama Richmond.

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Business Excellence Awards 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

New Business of the Year

Roger Chen’s recipe for success in the competitive local restaurant scene paid off as the owner of Hotpot Palace was this year’s recipient of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Chen, 38, started out as a chef in Richmond 16 years ago with a vision to serve up an elegant menu that delivers on clean and intense flavours. “We were extremely excited and honoured just to be nominated,” said Sharon Lee, the restaurant’s internal operations manager. “It meant a lot to Roger, and his whole team, that all of his hard work and commitment to the Richmond community over the last 16 years has been recognized.” The award honours an entrepreneur under the age of 40 who excels in business, exemplifies leadership and entrepreneurial skills and demonstrates exceptional vision that contributes

Pure Design’s use of high-tech, creative tools to provide customers with a look and feel for their products and plans has earned it the New Business of the Year award. The award honours a new Richmond business (two years or less from the date of incorporation or first day of operation) that is achieving outstanding business performance in a short period of time, demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth and serves as an inspiration for other new businesses. Established in 2017, Pure Design specializes in 3D visualization, 3D printing, modeling, animation and printing for customers including architects, developers and home builders. Their 3D visual solutions are tailored to fit the needs of clients, whether they are in the early stages of a startup, an established realtor seeking to elevate their real estate service quality or a

Recipe for success A new dimension

Roger Chen, founder, of Hotpot Palace, accepts his award. Rob Newell photo to business success. Hotpot Palace is set in the heart of Richmond and offers customers luxurious full service that caters to all needs and a menu which is built on a commitment to using the best ingredients — something Chen considers to be the pillars of his business. “The quality of the service and high standards of what goes into the food has always been a key,” Lee said.

The restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere includes VIP room service and signature items, such as rare Hida beef and an extensive selection of handpicked of highest quality imported seafood, delicate meats, organic vegetables, served from a dedicated hot pot bar. Other finalists in the category include Paper Crane Creative and The Juice Truck.

Alen Yang, centre, Simon Liao, left, and Poping Chang, partners at Pure Design, accept the New Business of the Year Award. Rob Newell photo designer who is looking for rapid prototyping. The company’s philosophy is based on freeing up the realm of artists, designers and architects who should not be bound by the physical limitations of old technologies. Within the walls of their Richmond studio, the creators at Pure Design can materialize innovative ideas through the use of their 3D rendering

and modelling tools. And through their passion and experience in design and production, they can effectively overcome challenges in building stunning, to-scale display models and produce photo-realistic renderings of developments. Other finalists in the category include ATS (Airport Terminal Service Canadian Company) and MindRight Counselling.

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Business Excellence Awards 2018 Green Business of the Year

Innovation of the Year

Less is more at Pacific A winning daily diet This year’s winner of the Green Business of the Year award, Pacific Gateway Hotel, has found a way to reduce, re-use and recycle, and still offer its guests a luxurious, full-service experience they have come to expect when they stay. For a start, the 382-room hotel on Sea Island has reduced its baseline greenhouse gas emissions by 11.8 per cent, as of 2017. And it also participates in the City of Richmond’s Carbon Marketplace pilot program, an initiative that invests in local businesses and helps to offset the city’s carbon footprint. But that’s not all that earned the hotel the award, which honours a business that demonstrates leadership with their environmental and sustainable business practices. The hotel has reduced water consumption by 24 per cent through the use of low-flow showerheads and aerators, as well as dual-

Eda Koot, general manager of Pacific Gateway Hotel, thanks her team for their work as she accepts the award for Green Business of the Year. Rob Newell photo flush low-flow toilets. Waste reduction, to the tune of eliminating the use of 246,000 plastic bottles annually, has been achieved by replacing individual toiletries with zero waste pump amenities — all without reducing the pampered experience guests enjoy. The housekeeping staff also saves more than 70,000 sheets of paper annually by using a digital ser-

vice that has eliminated the use of hard copy records. And the chefs choose local, ethical products for the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, whenever possible. They even grow their own tomatoes right on the property. Other finalists in the category include 505-Junk and Easterbrook Farms Ltd (Rabbit River Farms brand eggs).

To be first and be the best. Those goals are admirable for any business operating in today’s ultra-competitive world. But Richmond’s Organika Health Products Inc (OHP) has strived since its inception in 1990 to also be the most trusted vitamin and dietary supplement brand in Canada. And what started with just four products — coenzyme Q10, garlic, Korean red ginseng and ginkgo biloba — has grown to more than 600 premium, natural health solutions distributed at more than 2,000 locations in Canada. That helped earn the producer the chamber’s Innovation of the Year award, which honours a business that exemplifies successful innovation; displays vision in the development of new technologies, products and/ or services and demonstrates the ability to take risks. Organika is the only Canadian health company with full vertical integration from research development to the

Jordan Chin, VP of operations for Organika Health Products Inc., accepts their award for Innovation of the Year. Rob Newell photo sales force. The unique business model allows Organika to develop and launch products quickly and be the first in the market. Organika’s in-house production also permits the company to streamline the manufacturing process so that products can be made faster, with higher quality, while achieving economies of scale. The process includes thoroughly analyzing the potency of incoming raw materials

and quality of packaging supplies. In-process inspections include verification of sample specifications and complying with equipment operation limits. And before each product is released for sale to consumers, it is checked for all applicable testing parameters set by Health Canada. Other finalists in the category include Agility Technologies Corporation and GenomeMe Lab Inc.


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Business Excellence Awards 2018 Outstanding Workplace of the Year

Small Business of the Year

Putting workers first 1 big, happy family A consistent corporate culture that puts great emphasis on the wellbeing of its employees has provided Richmond’s Great Little Box Company with a second win as the Outstanding Workplace of the Year. The award honours a business that excels while demonstrating a commitment to a healthy work environment through practices that benefit employees physically, intellectually and/ or emotionally. The 300-employee firm, a one-source manufacturer of custom and stock corrugated boxes, retail packaging, labels and flexible packaging, first took home the award in 2012. “As a company, we are very honoured to win this award. To be up there with the other finalists in this category it speaks volumes about these companies in Richmond,” said Mayghan Wu, marketing coordinator at Great Little Box Company. The award pays special

Christine Tindall, of the Great Little Box Company, accepts the award. Rob Newell photo attention to businesses that have taken measures to improve the quality of life of their employees. And at Great Little Box Company that means treating workers like extended family. “I believe that in order to get this kind of recognition, upper management and ownership have to put their employees first,” Wu said. “It’s not just a business, it’s a family.” Part of that at-work culture

is created by not only setting professional goals for workers, but personal ones, such as fitness and weightloss programs and holiday parties that create a sense of togetherness. “It’s those types of things that really show the company cares for its employees,” Wu said. Other finalists in the category include G&F Financial Group and HEXONET Services Inc.

When business owners and employees consider themselves one big, happy family, it’s easy to see why they succeed and earn recognition in the business community. That’s exactly what Design Tech Hair Studio Corp. has achieved as this year’s recipient of the Small Business of the Year award. The award honours a business with one to 10 full-time employees that demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, a competitive business model and a commitment to the community. Grace Kyoko Hanlon and Yumi Kathleen Niwatsukino opened the salon 24 years ago and, in that time, amassed not only wide-ranging clientele, but a loyal crew of stylists who have spent a good portion of their careers at the salon located at No. 3 and Francis roads. “One of our longest-serving employees has been with us for 23 years,” Hanlon

Grace Hanlon, of Design Tech Hair Studio, accepts the Small Business of the Year Award, with partner Yumi Niwatsukino (left). said. “She joined us right out of high school, did her apprenticeship with us and continued to work with us all the way through.” Once people join the staff, they discover they have become part of such a fun and welcoming environment they don’t want to leave what is like an extended family. “In fact, some of the girls are now sisters-in-law after meeting here,” Hanlon said.

Hanlon added that kind of relationship is a major strength of the business and the staff’s longevity is also why customers remain loyal. To help celebrate next year’s silver anniversary, early plans are for a getaway for staff to enjoy –– together, naturally. Other finalists in the category include GO2GIRL and Vivid Green Architecture.

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Business Excellence Awards 2018 Mid-size Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

Business mushrooms ZE no basement boys The Richmond Chamber of Commerce shed some light on a business that thrives on growing its product in the dark by honouring Misty Mountain Specialties with the Mid-Size Business of the Year award. Misty Mountain Specialties sells wild and specialty mushrooms and exotic produce, domestically as well as Internationally. Company president David Lee Kwen said receiving the recognition was a great honour and thanked the chamber for continuing to host an event which celebrates a wide array of businesses. “Richmond is a great city that is home to many great companies, and we feel very privileged to be part of this community since 1997,” he said. The award Misty Mountain Specialties received honours a business with 11 to 50 fulltime employees that demonstrates business excellence as a noteworthy employer, with a focus on financial suc-

David Lee Kwen, president of Misty Mountain Specialties. Rob Newell photo cess and a superior business model. The company started as a one-man business 21 years ago, selling specialty mushrooms to food service providers for upmarket restaurants door-to-door. Misty Mountain now employs more than 30 people and sells its products internationally Lee Kwen was a science undergrad at UBC and Food Technology student at BCIT and his interest in mush-

rooms began at the cellular level growing to a larger understanding of their niche as a sustainable food source. He saw an opportunity to present an aesthetically pleasing product while appreciating the growth in the food service industry to provide higher quality products to their customers. Other finalists in the category include Gogent Industrial Technologies and Mothers Choice Products.

High-tech, garage-based business success stories seem to spring up where you might least expect them. And ZE PowerGroup Inc., this year’s winner of the chamber’s Large Business of the Year award, is a true, local example of that. The company started out 23 years ago in the Richmond home of Dr. Zak ElRamly, a prominent leader of BC Hydro and founder of the syndicated PowerSmart program, and today has more than 250 employees. ZE PowerGroup Inc. is a global leader in data management and creator of a multi-award winning software platform, ZEMA™, used by some of the world’s largest organizations in energy, commodities and financial sectors. “We were in my dad’s basement for six months and have been in our No. 2 Road location, close to YVR,

Dr. Zak El-Ramly, president and CEO of ZE Power Group. Rob Newell photo for the balance,” said Aiman El-Ramly, the company’s chief strategy officer, who added the firm was extremely humbled with the recognition that comes with the chamber’s award. The award honours an enterprise with more than 50, full-time employees that leads with vision and has demonstrated continued success. “We were super pleased

with the award. We love being a Richmond company,” El Ramly said. “We grew up here and appreciate the city very much. “Richmond is a hidden IT gem and we are glad to be one of those facets,” he added. Other finalists in the category include Foreseeson Technology Inc. and HerbaLand Naturals.

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ZE, makers of the global leading data management software solution ZEMA™ and home of ZE Power Engineering, one of Western Canada’s largest engineering firms, is honored to receive the “Large Business of the Year Award”, presented by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. For over 23 years, ZE has grown and built our worldwide operations, starting with our headquarters located on the corner of No.2 Road and Westminster Hwy, employing over 250 employees locally. We endeavor to continue to be proud contributing members of the Richmond community.

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The Richmond News would like to salute all the finalists of the 41st annual Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

We are grateful and humbled to be recognized at the 41st Annual Business Excellence Awards and would like to thank the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and acknowledge our fellow nominees: Foreseeson Technology Inc. and Herbaland Naturals for elevating and raising the standards in business excellence for our community and wish them every success in the future. From our ZE family to yours, “Thank you Richmond! We look forward to building, growing and getting better in the new year!”

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Business Excellence Awards 2018 Hall of Fame

Space company inducted into Hall of Fame Megan Devlin RICHMOND NEWS

Canada’s largest space company, which happens to be headquartered in Richmond, was inducted into the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Fame at the 41st annual Business Excellence Awards last Thursday. The honour is reserved for businesses that have been operating in the city for at least 25 years. That’s the case for MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a company that designs software and hardware for satellites, space robots as well as military, naval and aerospace communications systems. “I think it’s a big deal. It’s excellent,” said Toronto-based group president Mike Greenley. “[The Hall of Fame is] a tremendous recognition of [the founders] and their efforts.”

obvious choice, Pitcairn said.

planes coming into airports;

“MDA, I mean, they’re on every $5 bill in Canada,” he added.

- Gathering detailed survey data about the topography of land in B.C.

Founder John S. MacDonald was already a UBC professor when he started the company with Vern Dettwiler in 1969 in Richmond. Greenley said it was a “noble ambition” that’s allowed high-calibre engineers to live out their careers in B.C. Now, the company has nearly 2,000 employees across Canada with more than 600 of them based in the Vancouver and Richmond offices.

Greenley is fighting to make people aware of how important the space industry is to the Canadian economy. He’s part of a campaign called “Don’t Let Go Canada,” educating people about Canada’s place in space. “The biggest thing people don’t understand is how strong the Canadian space industry is,” Greenley said. According to the president of the Canadian Space Agency, the space sector generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2016 and employed about 10,000 people in full-time positions.

Greenley describes MDA as Canada’s largest space company. He said regular Canadians can interact with MDA’s space technology up to 30 times a day when they do things like plug a location into Google Maps or turn on their satellite TV.

MDA senior director of operations Cindy Muller speaks at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards. Rob Newell photo

“People don’t realize how often they’re interacting with information that benefits them from space.”

Matt Pitcairn, Chamber president and CEO, said most companies inducted into the Hall of Fame are household names “doing great things … right here in our backyard.”

Information from RADARSAT-2, a satellite operated out of the Richmond office, also has many applications, like analyzing agricultural crops, looking at polar ice, checking on natural disasters and tracking ships in the ocean.

Known for its role in making the Canadarm1 and Canadarm2, MDA was an

- Designing more satellites to be launched

The Richmond office is also involved in:

in 2019; - The Sapphire project to protect Canadian space equipment; - Delivering military-grade drone services; - Writing software that creates Google Earth images from satellite data; - Writing software for procedures for

Another challenge, Greenley said, is getting the Canadian government to publish a new space strategy. The last one expired 15 years ago. Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said in May that a new one was coming this year, but it has yet to be revealed. Finally, Greenley wants Canada to commit to join the U.S.-led Lunar Gateway project, a proposed space station that would orbit the moon. MDA is poised to provide artificial intelligence and robotics for the project, which is planned to launch in 2024.

Congratulations Mothers Choice Products is proud to have been nominated in the Mid-size Business category at this year’s Business Excellence Awards.

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BUILDING A BETTER WORLD Thank You Richmond For 50 years MDA has contributed to Canada’s economy, creating high-quality employment opportunities for more than 1,900 people across the country. Today, nearly 700 of those jobs are located here in Richmond. As a Maxar company, MDA’s projects and technologies are internationally recognized icons that define Canada’s aerospace and defence capabilities. Never content to rest on past success, we are working to define the next generation of remote sensing satellites, space robotics, and information solutions to build a better world, and make a real difference to people everywhere. The MDA family has called Richmond home for 30 years. Our induction to the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame is a very proud moment for all of us. Thank you.

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It is anticipated that the Digital Technology Supercluster (DTS) will add $5 billion to the economy,” declared Marco Mendicino, the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, at an event hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Circle last Tuesday afternoon. Addressing a room of local business, government, and academic leaders at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design, Mendicino was eager to elaborate on the announcement he’d made on behalf of the federal government earlier that day: a commitment of $153 million to the DTS, matched by commitments from the private sector. The metro Vancouver-based DTS is led by CEO Sue Paish, and to date has 571 participating organizations, including Telus Corp., Microsoft Corp. and a wealth of small- and medium- sized enterprises. The DTS focuses on collaborative technology leadership projects that develop products and platforms, with the goal of having Canada seen as a global leader. The DTS will facilitate and fund projects that develop digital products and platforms to transform industries and propel the economic growth of Canada. In conversation with Marsha d’Angelo of the KPU School of Business, Mendicino discussed the 2018 Fall Economic Statement, which updates Canadians on results already delivered by the Govern-

Upcoming Events Wednesday, Dec. 12 Christmas Remixed Party The Richmond Chamber of Commerce hosts their biggest holiday event ever in support of the Richmond Food Bank Society. Featuring charity blackjack tables, amazing door prizes, live DJ, candy buffet, emcee Hollywood Harv, a Year in Review and much more!

KPU professor Marsha d’Angelo (left) and Marco Mendicino discuss the 2018 Fall Economic Statement at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Nov. 27.

ment of Canada’s investments and lays out the next steps in its plan to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs. The parliamentary secretary also reafermed his government’s commitment to growing the economy by creating competitive advantages for SMEs, making inroads to gender parity, and paying equity in the public and private sectors. Mendicino took time to praise KPU’s

innovative developments at their Wilson School of Design, Department of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and their engagements in forums such as the one held Tuesday. As a former educator himself, he shared hopes that more institutions will host conversations that convene public egures and private enterprise in the future.

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Life-long Richmond Happy Hannukah Scout passes, age 73 Alan Campbell RICHMOND NEWS

The well-known and highly-respected founder of Richmond’s Sea Dragon Sea Scouts, Manfred Chan, passed away last Thursday, Nov. 22 at the age of 73. Shortly after returning from a Sea Scouts International Wood Badge training event in Taiwan, Chan suffered a stroke. Chan was born July 5, 1945 and grew up in British Hong Kong, where he discovered his lifelong passion for scouting, joining the Scouts program of Hong Kong in 1952, as part of Kowloon’s 3rd platoon Scout Group. In following years, he achieved many scouting milestones that would set the course for future success across the globe. In 1984, he moved to Richmond to join his siblings, some of whom had emigrated from Hong Kong in 1972. It was here that Chan founded the Greater Vancouver Sea Dragon Sea Scouts group (SDSS), which had expanded with troops in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and Coquitlam. During his time in Scouts Canada, he obtained numerous international scouting awards. Of these it was the H.R.H. Duke of Edin-

Chabad of Richmond’s Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman (far right) lights his congregation’s eight-foot menorah, along with members of city council and dignitaries, at city hall Tuesday to mark the start of Hanukkah. Alan Campbell photo Manfred Chan had a decorated career in the Scouts. burgh Award that stood out from the rest. Receiving this distinguished award once is quite an accomplishment, but Chan was awarded the honour twice; first for attaining “The Gold Standard” of the award and second for his “Interest in the Award Programme and for the Help You Have Given to the Youth of Canada.” A celebration of life for Chan will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 8440 Williams Rd. If you plan to attend, his family asks to refrain from wearing red for cultural reasons. *Full story at Richmond-News.com

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In the company of city council, the Chabad of Richmond rabbi switched on the lights for his congregation’s eight-foot tall menorah to mark the beginning of Hanukkah, one of the biggest celebrations in the Jewish calendar.

“One of the things about the menorah is that it is lit with candles and candles carry an incredible message in that, when you want to light up a dark room, all you need is one candle,” he told the Richmond News.

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• Call 604-238-8450 • Visit www.richmond.ca/seniors Located at the corner of Minoru Boulevard and Granville Avenue, across the plaza from the Brighouse Library and Richmond Cultural Centre, MPAC offers an inviting, active and friendly environment for those 55 years and older. This one level, fully accessible facility is set in beautiful Minoru Park and is near many other City facilities.

Minoru Place has a number of multipurpose rooms, a large hall with a stage, billiards room, cafeteria and an excellent woodworking shop.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY

Richmond United Church 8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Come for 10am SundayWilliam Worship and Children’s Advent 1 - Artist Kurelek's Sunday School and after-service and fellowship. "Holy Family incoffee Igloo"

Rev. Dr. Warren McKinnon

Founded 1888. Richmond’s Oldest Church

MINORU PLACE ACTIVITY CENTRE Parking Passes

2019 parking stickers are available for purchase as of Monday, December 10, 2018. Please note the criteria change for 2019: • Eligibility is 65+ years old • Seniors parking is reserved Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the MPAC lot for current members with a valid parking hanger displayed • When Minoru Centre for Active Living opens, the designated seniors parking will be relocated closer to the new facility • Available while quantities last

St. Alban

an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond

Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Reverend Paula Porter Leggett

7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 • www.stalbansrichmond.org

ST. ANNE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH - STEVESTON Our multicultural community welcomes you to worship 4071 Francis Road, Richmond BC

Sunday 8:30 am Eucharist and 10:00 am Family Eucharist with Church School Wednesday 10:00 am Eucharist with Bible Study at 11:00 am The Reverend Brian Vickers, Rector www.stannessteveston.ca • 604-277-9626

STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.)

Please join us for 10am Worship Service and Sunday School Rev. Brenda Miller 604-277-0508 • www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church

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SAINT SAVIOUR’S PARISH celebrates the HOLY EUCHARIST this Sunday at 1:45 p.m.

at Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 Number 2 Road, Richmond. This coming Sunday: ADVENT SUNDAY Biblical Christian Faith and Traditional Anglican Worship according to the Book of Common Prayer. www.traditionalanglicanvancouver.ca • 604.275.7422

To advertise in the Church Directory, please call 604-249-3335.

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Cafeteria

A hidden gem in the heart of Richmond, come experience an affordable, delicious meal prepared by our professional chef team. MPAC has a great eatery that features delicious and nutritious meals six days a week with member discounts. Join us for a hot meal, or stop by for coffee and some delicious baked goods. Homemade soups are featured daily. Menus can be viewed online at www.richmond.ca/ parksrec/seniors/minoruplace/minoru.htm. The cafeteria accepts cash only. Hours of Operation Mon – Thu........................................ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Fri .................................................... 8:30 am – 7:00 pm Sat ................................................. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sun .................................................................... Closed Hot Lunch Entree Service: 11:30 am–1:30 pm (Mon–Fri only) Friday Night Dinner: 4:30 – 6:00 pm (*Meal reservations strongly encouraged) Saturdays: Soup and assorted sandwiches Hot Lunch Entrees Members .................................................................$6* Non-Members.....................................................$8.50* Friday Night Dinner Members .................................................................$8* Non-Members........................................................$11* * plus 5% GST

SHOPPING BUS SERVICE

This service offers access to local shopping at reasonable rates with pick ups and drop offs at nine different independent seniors housing locations. Mondays ............... Lansdowne Mall ($2 per round trip) Walmart, Garden City ($2 per round trip) Thursdays ..................Seafair Centre ($2 per round trip) Only purchases that can be carried are accepted as bus storage is limited. For a full schedule of designated pick up locations and times, call 604-238-8456.

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Have your blood pressure checked by a retired volunteer nurse and pick up information on programs, services and support available to seniors in the community. Holistic health appointments, manicures and pedicures are available for a fee. The clinic is offered the third Wednesday of each month. Call 604-238-8450 to book an appointment. Wed, Dec 19................................... 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Clinics offered the third Monday of each month. Call 604-238-8450 to make a hearing test appointment. Mon, Dec 17........................................... 2:20 – 4:20 pm

SOCIAL

Phone: 604-251-2121 Email: okaban@telus.net www.kabanprotective.com

Social activities can enhance mood and improve cognitive function while reducing loneliness and isolation. There are a variety of social activities offered at Minoru Place Activity Centre with many of them included in the Annual Facility Pass. Stop in to speak with a staff member about all of the opportunities available.

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Read my lips: new taxes (and more to come?) Introduction We in B.C. are, in my opinion, in the midst of perhaps the most significant change in our society since B.C. joined Confederation. That is a conclusion I have not reached lightly. It has come about gradually, and is related to the rise in real estate values. Over the last 20 years or so, property values across the Lower Mainland have risen to unprecedented levels. Home prices in some areas are now among the most expensive in the world. For those of us who have lived here many years (61 for me), it remains hard to believe. The changes are far-reaching, and the book is, so to speak, still being written. The rise in real estate prices and the changes in home ownership will bring lasting changes and will affect everyone.

How important are relationships – let me count the ways!

Earlier this month, I attended a course in Estate Planning. Among the topics we discussed was the new tax regime in connection with real estate. It is worth your while to reflect on it. With the rise in real estate prices, recent new taxes have followed. Every level of government has started to tax real estate, or has increased the types levied on of real estate. I expect that more taxes This discussion is of nottaxes a variation Elizabeth Browning’ s famous will follow time, the so suffice it todescribed say that buying andcase owning real estate in poem. It isinabout tragedy in the Brown whether as a(whose residence, a revenue or a recreational property, is v.B.C., Pearce Estate reasons forproperty judgment were recently becoming more released). Theand casemore is aexpensive. claim for variation of a mother’s Will by

her son, the Plaintiff. Municipal government Background Of course, home owners pay property tax annually. Some cities (including Richmond) charge for utilities, such as water, separately. These taxes have risen The deceased died especially in late-2012. hadMainland, marriedsignificantly twice and had across the province, in theShe Lower in the alast common few years.law relationship. In her first marriage, she had two children, one of whom was the Plaintiff. That marriage ended in The City and of Vancouver a “Vacantremarried. Home Tax” on properties that are divorce, in 1973,charges the deceased unoccupied for more than 180 days in the calendar year. No other city or town at present charges this tax.had The ataxchild is 1%from of the a property’s assessed value. Her second husband previous relationship. That child,government a daughter, died tragically in a car accident in 1989. Provincial After that incident, the deceased’s second marriage eventually Draft legislation ended in 1995. was introduced last month for the Speculation and Vacancy Tax. It applies to properties in the Province held by Corporations, InPartnerships 1999, theand deceased entered a relationship whichcomes was happy, Trusts. The tax, which applies retroactively, due for the first time July 2, 2019. until the on husband died unexpectedly in 2004. After that relationship, declined into depression and alcoholism, andThe The tax appliesshe widely, but especially to owners who don’t pay tax in B.C. died attax ageis 0.5% 68. of the assessed value of the home. The tax does not apply across annual the Province, but rather certain areas (including Her eldest child, the in Plaintiff, wasonly born in 1965Metro and Vancouver). married in 1990. That marriage ended 1993. on In 1995, he started living with Property purchase tax has beenincharged all purchases of residential real estate for years now. Though the rateinwas 1% ofThey the first $200,000 of valuewho and his second wife (they married 2001). had a daughter 2% above, rates have changed. They are now 1% as of well. the first $200,000 of never metthose the deceased. That marriage ended value, 2% above (up to $2 million of value), and 3% of the value in excess of The Plaintiff’ s relationship with his mother was poor,thethough $2 million. Then, if the value of the property is above $3 million, tax is 5% of seemingly not as$3poor as described in his evidence. He testified the amount above million. toTheanProvincial abusiveGovernment relationship, including not having enough food also charges non-resident purchasers of residential when he was young and never appreciated. real estate a Foreign Buyers Tax. It being is a one-time tax payable at the time of purchase. The rate isseemed 20% of the market value when (typically purchase price). The relationship tofair end in 1995, thethedeceased moved of her house to end marriage. The added a As part out of the Foreign Buyer’s Tax,her thesecond Provincial Government deceased asked the Plaintiff to help when heany arrived “General Anti-Avoidance Rule.” This rule her, aims and to shut down tax benefit wherehe a transaction is done solely to avoid tax. Individuals atavailable the house, started moving things out onto the frontlooking lawn, to transfer title in land children need to be aware of this rule in their planning. embarrassing the todeceased. The days of land transfers made to avoid some kinds of tax are numbered. The ensuing fight seemed to cause considerable frustration on The government also charges new,to additional school taxes. Aside from bothProvincial sides, and the Plaintiff seemed have lost interest in their the “regular” school tax every owner pays, an additional tax at 0.2% is charged relationship. There was only sporadic contact afterward, which on homes assessed at between $3 million and $4 million. Once the value is above caused the deceased considerable sadness. $4 million, the rate rises to 0.4% (on that amount in excess of $4 million). Around 2005,government the deceased hertohome andthegave The Provincial is onsold its way enacting “Thethe Land Owner Plaintiff’ s sister theamong proceeds. didcreate not give the Transparency Act.$200,000 ” This Act of will, other She things, a Beneficial Plaintiff anything and,intention in her here Will,is bequeathed $10,000. The Ownership Registry. The to provide the him Provincial authorities Plaintiff soughttotohelp varyin her Will. of tax fraud and money laundering. with information investigations It is not clear to me what reporting will be needed under the legislation, Court’s decision but it appears that certain individuals who have interests in corporations who are registered of land willeight have towitnesses, file disclosure reports. The Court heardowners evidence from several of Anyone whom holding a registered interest in sland on behalf someone else also need contradicted the Plaintiff’ evidence --ofincluding hiswill sister, whoto disclose information. testified that they observed no shortage of food in the household. Again, parents considering transferring title (or partial title) in land to children, The Court analyzed the law of Wills Variation, referring to the to avoid exposure of the property to Probate fees, will now likely have a further most important case (Tataryn Tataryn Estate) and subsequent disincentive to undertake that kind ofv.transfer! cases, and discussed the obligations of a Will maker with respect toFederal their government legal and moral duties toward children. If there is a change in use of a home, such as from residential to rental, the The Court considered the abuse the deceased endured, and the owner will have to make and file an election in the year of the change. While this Plaintiff’ s apparent unwillingness to have a relationship with her kind of change used to give rise to an immediate capital gain, owners can file an over some years. election to defer the gain. It is important to note that the election has to be filed in the year the use that changes. The Court held the deceased’s reasons for not leaving the Plaintiff a more generous were valid In October 2016, the sale of a bequest principal residence hadand to berational. reported Since to CRA their was thefollowing Plaintiff’ s fault, hersale. bequest not on theestrangement seller’s tax return in the year after the To thiswas point, it is not known CRA will ”beand handling these sales. don’t forget “unjust or how inequitable, her moral dutyAnd toward himGST wason the purchase of newPlaintiff’ homes: it’ss still around! negated. The claim was dismissed, and the Will stood. Conclusions Summary We still don’t have capital gains tax on sales of principal residences. However, it The Court delivered a thorough and thoughtful analysis of a is clear that governments at all levels are taxing real estate ownership in several family’ s tragic circumstances. On the evidence, the Plaintiff different ways. Whether you own a rental, residential or recreational property, it chose not to inhave or rekindle a relationship withwillhis will cost more the coming years. Various types of taxes hitnow us every years, deceased The reasons notproperty whollyweclear, are type of depending mother. on our residency, the valueare of the own, but and what probably property itcomplex. is (residential, rental, etc.). Any transaction with respect to real estate you own should now be carefully considered, not only from a legal perspective but now also from a tax perspective. And you must get advice. There may now be more tax implications on any transaction you are considering than before.

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Connect with other men and share good laughs and camaraderie while discussing hobbies, sports, philosophy and music. These sessions include light refreshments and stimulating conversation the second and fourth Friday of each month. Fri, Dec 14 and 28 ............ 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Join this popular style of this card game played with three other players. No partner required. Facility Pass required or $4/Drop-in. Mon/Wed ....................... 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Friday Night Dinners

Get into the spirit with the holiday classic “White Christmas”. Spend the afternoon in the Minoru Lounge among friends with light refreshments provided. Mon, Dec 24............... 1:00 pm start time

Dine in a welcoming and inviting social atmosphere with nutritious meals offered at reasonable prices. (*Meal reservations strongly encouraged.) Take out option also available. Fri ..................................... 4:30 – 6:00 pm $8/members*, $11/non-members* *plus 5% GST

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FITNESS

A range of registered and drop-in fitness classes are offered at MPAC for seniors of all ages and fitness and skill levels. Find a full list of all fitness activities at www.richmond.ca/parksrec/seniors/ minoruplace/program.

Come for dinner, stay for the fun. Enjoy local community performances and a variety of activities. Call 604-238-8450 or visit the centre for more details. No Cardio and Strength session Dec 28. Pump it up for a total body workout with Fri, 6:00 – 8:00 pm ...................$2/Drop-in low impact cardio moves followed by a functional strength routine. Sunday Movie Matinee Mon, Nov 26 – Dec 17..... 9:00 – 10:00 am Watch a new release or a classic film in $17.20/4 sess.or $5.65/Drop-in (#2720841) the comfort of the Minoru Lounge. Call Fri, Nov 23–Dec 14..........9:00–10:00 am Friday afternoons for information on the $17.20/4 sess. or $5.65/Drop-in (#2720842) upcoming show. Sun, 1:00 pm...........................$2/Drop-in Dance and Tone Shake, sway and shimmy to popular Amateur Writers Group dance music followed by resistance Join this group of avid readers and writers training for an overall body shape up. who meet twice a month to discuss ways Drop-in available. to improve writing skills. Facility Pass Mon, Dec 3 – Dec 17 ......... 6:30 – 7:30 pm required or $4/Drop-in. $6.50/Drop-in 1st and 3rd Tu/mth.............. 1:00 – 3:00 pm


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GENERAL INTEREST Bridge – Facilitated (Drop-in)

Gain confidence and build on the basics of this card game while learning specific Duplicate Bridge skills that include playing with partners. Each session covers theory and offers hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Bridge: Beginner. Fri, Nov 30–Dec 21 ..... 10:30 am–12:30 pm $9.10/Drop-in

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Los Parranderos – OUT TRIPS Venezuelan Christmas Carols Register for one or more leisurely day trips

Lift the spirit and get toes tapping with the lively sounds of this Vancouver folk group performing traditional Venezuelan carols and more. This group has been warming hearts at Minoru each December, so come and experience and celebrate the joy of this music. Sat, Dec 1 ................................. 11:00 am

Christmas Dinner To Go

Enjoy a delicious turkey or ham meal with all the trimmings and dessert without all the clean up! The professional chef team are offering generous portions all packed to go, complete with reheating instructions. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 17 with pick up on Monday, December 24 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. To place your order or to view a full menu, visit the front desk or call 604-238-8450. $19.05/dinner (#2721190) Minoru t-shirts and golf shirts are available! Get your “Movin’ Still Groovin’” shirt and support this Minoru Seniors Society fundraiser. T-Shirts $15/ Golf Shirts $35 available now at the Minoru front desk.

throughout Metro Vancouver, featuring fine dining, live theatre, festivals and more. Spaces are limited, so register early. Find a full list of trips and tours by visiting the centre or viewing the Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide at www.richmond.ca/guide.

Gardenworks at Mandeville Trip

Browse and shop for incredible and unique holiday items at this Burnaby garden store. This trip also includes a time for a delicious meal at the on-site Willows Café. Price includes transportation only. Mon, Dec 3................10:30 am – 2:30 pm $19.00/1 sess. (#2592492)

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Learn about driving and licensing requirements, alternative transportation options and how to respectfully engage in conversations about age-related functional changes. Caregivers welcome to attend. Registration required. Tue, Dec 4 ......................... 5:30–7:00 pm (#2626792)

Our Annual Christmas Gift Catalog is Here! Pick up your copy at our store in Vancouver.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers play an integral role at the centre. Discover the opportunities available and ways to support the Society by contacting Jacqui at 604-238-8452 or joostergo@ richmond.ca for more information.

Volunteer Server or Cash Handling Opportunity

Do you have positive energy and love being around a kitchen? Help brighten up lunch service in Minoru’s Café! Serve hot lunch entrees and/or help with cash handling during lunch service 10:45 am to 1:45 pm once a week. A good command of the English language and being able to stand for three hours is required.

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Vacant opportunities: • Cashier: 8:20 am–11:30 am • Cashier: 10:45 am–1:45 pm • Server: 11:15 am–1:45 pm

REGISTRATION

The Winter 2019 Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide is available online (www.richmond.ca/ guide) with a paper version available for pick up in all City facilities as of December 8. Online registration begins Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 pm (8:00 pm for Aquatics programs) with in-person and Call Centre registration starting on Wednesday, December 12. 3 ways to register 1. Online: www.richmond.ca/register 2. By phone: 604-276-4300, Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 3. In person: at the Minoru Place Activity Centre front desk

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‘I’m alive’: Biker upbeat on life so this is so nice to meet him,” said Overhill.

Alan Campbell

Goerwell said it is “amazing to see (an accident victim) afterwards. We don’t normally get to see them. To see him walking around is very gratifying.”

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he pulsing of rain battering off windows and the hum of rush hour traffic streaming by in the dark was drowned out by the roars of laughter filling the ambulance station at Williams and No. 1 roads Monday.

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Laughing, but clearly fighting back tears at the same time, Sayer said seeing the paramedics once again was “awesome. I love it. And I get to share my art with them.” Screaming with pain

No one had cracked a joke, however, and no one was showing off the latest crazy video gone viral on YouTube.

It was a Sunday afternoon and Sayer was on his pride and joy — a 2008 Harley Davidson — riding along Williams Road, just past Railway Avenue en route to Steveston to get some bike maintenance done.

The late Monday afternoon mirth was, instead, generated by paramedics recanting the immediate aftermath of trying to save the life of motorcyclist John Sayer, who had his left leg torn off above the knee and his arms mangled in a horrific road accident in March.

“I don’t know whether they were texting or not, that’s for the court to decide,” Sayer said of seeing, in the blink of an eye, a vehicle hurtling towards him in his lane.

Not really a comedy moment?

“They crossed the centre line for no apparent reason. I had no chance. They took out my whole side, leg and everything.

Then you don’t know Sayer, who has been in motorcycle accidents before and is on his third pacemaker, due to a genetic heart condition.

“I remember the accident. I remember going ‘what?’ I remember laying on the ground and realizing my leg was missing and seeing a big pool of blood and thinking, ‘I’m going to bleed to death.’

He’s such a survivor, his friends, even before the accident, had dubbed him “Hard to Kill,” after a 1990 Steven Seagal movie. “Everyone was kind of ripping us (for apparently forgetting his foot). But everything was in the ambulance,” recalled Warren Kniepkamp, an advanced life support paramedic based at the station, much to the amusement of 59-year-old Sayer. “There was a small piece of tissue still at the scene I think. Another ambulance was dispatched to get it. “I still remember (Sayer) yelling at me to give him something and I said ‘I have given you something, I’ve given you everything I have.’ I gave him enough drugs to drop an elephant.” Moments earlier at the station, Sayer, a former elevator mechanic of 15 years, had met all three of his “life-savers” — Kniepkamp and his primary care paramedic colleagues, Alison Goerwell and Taryn Overhill — for the first together since that fateful day in March.

“I yelled ‘knock me out.’ Then Warren, I think, started to cut my jacket off and that’s the last thing I remember.”

John Sayer relaxes at home with his dog, Dexter, just a day after being released from eight months of recovery at a Vancouver hospital, where he was rehabilitating from a horrific motorbike accident in March. Derspite losing a large part of his left leg in the crash and having to learn to walk again with a prosthetic, Sayer is incredibly positive about the life that lies ahead. Alan Campbell photo

Sayer, who now uses a prosthetic leg, is also a part-time artist and presented the trio of paramedics with original prints of their choice, as a “small token” of his appreciation.

five weeks ago and showed the picture that momentous occasion to the paramedics. “We’re always being yelled at and stuff,

Shortly after arriving at hospital in Vancouver, Sayer’s wife, Sue, was called into the operating room to say her last goodbyes, as doctors didn’t expect him to survive. Survive he did, before slipping into a coma for nine days. “When I woke up, I thought my face was torn off,” he said. “All these tubes and stuff were all over my face and I remember thinking, ‘what kind of mask shall I make? 40

It was an emotional moment for Sayer, who spent eight months living in Holy Family recovery hospital in Vancouver and only got out last week. He took his first step with his new leg just

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Biker cried when realizing he ‘had a face’ “When I first saw my wife I asked her to bring me a mirror.

there when I get upset, which, thankfully, isn’t too often. It helps that I’m a positive person.”

“When I saw I had a face, I started crying. Nothing else really mattered after that.”

First step

As well as losing his left leg just above the knee, he had a shattered wrist and elbow, multiple fractures in his arms, multiple broken ribs and internal injuries, including to his lungs.

“It was my first step (since the accident),” he beamed.

Sayer has very limited movement in his arms, especially his right. Both have multiple plates and screws to patch them together.

Extended family and friends, about a couple of dozen or so, came from all over to witness the moment.

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Five weeks ago, Sayer flew his daughter in from Calgary for a very special moment at Holy Family.

“It was special.”

He joked that he’s now left-handed. “But I’m alive!” he bellowed, while talking to the Richmond News at his home in south Richmond, which has every conceivable space bedecked with his abstract art, aside from a small space he “allows” for his wife’s Tragically Hip tribute. Suffice to say, Sayer, who was an avid skier, golfer, motorcyclist and dog walker before the accident, is a rather upbeat kind of guy. “I was like that before the accident; I’ve always been a positive person,” he said, while putting on his prosthetic leg, with the help of his eight-year-old dog, Dexter. “I do get depressed, though, and I’ve broken down a couple of times. When I get upset, the phantom pain kicks in with a vengeance. It’s like a dull roar. It’ll always be

Over the next few months, and likely years, there’s a lot of work ahead for Sayer, who has a daily exercise regime for using his walker and strengthening his muscles. “It’s going to be a long process. I’m waiting for operations on my arms and hopefully they’re taking some plates out at some point. “I can walk the dog with the help of my friends. If I didn’t have them, and my great wife, I’d be in a lot worse shape. “But I’m lucky to be alive. (The paramedics) were on the scene so quick and made the right decisions and got me to hospital as quickly as possible. I owe my life to these guys. “I’ve been reborn, several times. It feels like it’s my birthday every day.”

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Judy Valsonis, executive director of Touchstone Family Association, said donating is different these days, and there are many charities out there “struggling to get by.

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The end of the year is usually the season of giving, however, with so many charities out there, it can be challenging for some to get their message across, and the Richmond News wants to help with that.

“I think the ‘hub’ is a great idea. There are lots of people out there who do donate and give back to the community. If they knew all the choices they might make different ones or more choices,” said Valsonis.

The News’ initiative, a brand new website called “Season of Giving,” went live today (Thursday), featuring nine local non-profit organizations with links to their donation pages.

Marlee Bennett from the Act West Community Foundation said the ‘hub’ gives small charities a chance to be exposed. “There are always difficulties with small charities like us to get their names out there and to be able to collect donations,” said Bennett.

“During this kind of season, a lot of notfor-profits have giving drives or charitable donation drives, and they go out to the public either by way of informing them with advertising or by mail,” said Rob Akimow, sales director of the News. “But a couple of organizations contacted us saying they were concerned about disruptions with the Canada Post service because of strike activity. “We thought that there was an opportunity for us to blast out their information on an online ‘giving hub.’” Compared to the traditional way of mailing the request for a donation, the ‘online hub,’ which provides an easy click through

“We think it is a great initiative to bring awareness to charities that might otherwise not have been known in the Richmond community.”

Touchstone Family Association is one of the nine local charities featured on Richmond News’ ‘Season of Giving’ website this year. Photo submitted

to the donation sites, is more efficient and cost-effecitve, according to Akimow. “If you are sending out a donation card in the mail, that’s great. But then people have to visit the website or mail a check to make a donation,” he said. “But the ‘Season of Giving” website allows them to reach the donation pages of those charities right away.”

The website has an introduction about each featured charity, which helps readers understand what they do and what they need the money for. “The great thing about Richmond is that we have so many not-for-profits, so there are so many different stories to tell,” said Akimow. “They have done such great work and the public should be able to know

Charities featured this year are: Richmond Society for Community Living, Touchstone Family Association, Richmond Food Bank, Richmond Centre for Disabilities, Richmond Firefighters Association, Act West Foundation, Health & Home Care Society of BC, Rick Hansen Foundation and Salvation Army Richmond. For more information, check Richmond. StarLocal.ca/Season-Of-Giving.

Jeweller retires after nearly six decades of dedication and sessional instructor at UBC, and although he trained under his father and still works at the store, he wouldn’t be able to take over full-time.

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That’s where Kuettell, a longtime friend of Mark’s, came in. “He was like, what do you mean? [The store has] been running for 60 years, you don’t just close it,” Mark said. “You can’t close this place,” Kuettell added. “It’s sort of iconic.”

Phil Daley of Russell Jewellers retired this week after working at the watch and jewellery shop for almost 60 years. Friends and customers dropped in to celebrate the 81-yearold’s career on Saturday, his last day of work.

So that’s how the former American Express executive, who also runs an equipment leasing company, decided he would take over as owner.

“He’s a real character … a real inspiration. When he’s around, he has a real presence,” said Sacha Kuettell, who’s taking over as owner of the business.

The current Russell Jewellers storefront is at No. 3 Road near Westminster Highway. But in the 1970s and ‘80s, the store also operated stalls inside a number of London Drugs locations, offering in-store jewelry and watch repairs.

Mark Daley, Phil’s son, said his father is an old-school full service jeweler. Whereas now people might specialize as a goldsmith, a watchmaker or a gemologist, his father dabbled in it all. What really excited him, Mark said, were time pieces. Phil Daley, 81, has worked at Russell Jewellers for almost 60 years. Photo submitted only a great craftsman, he was also very much liked by his customers for his friendliness and his good natured humour,” said Karl Maier.

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Morgan Flynn has chased down her soccer dream at the University of Idaho. The Richmond Girls Soccer product signed her National Letter of Intent earlier this month and will be taking her career to the Big Sky Conference school next September. Her decision concluded a journey that began right around the time she was helping Richmond F.C. win the U16 Provincial “A” Cup Championship back in the summer of 2017.

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“I guess it was then when I realized I wanted to play soccer at the collegiate level,” recalled the Grade 12 McMath Secondary student. “I had big dreams and really wanted to go to the University of Oregon. I just loved the idea of playing at a big school like that.”

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“I wasn’t discouraged because I now knew I could play at a pretty high level,” she continued. “I started to reach out to many schools as I could.”

Flynn didn’t have to look far for advice either. Her one-time McMath teammates Jalen Donaldson and Dakota Chan were in their freshman seasons down south. It was also their path to U.S. schools that made Flynn leave her hometown club for the B.C. Premier Soccer League. She is now in her second with Fusion F.C. which splits its time

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This past summer, she made trips to such schools as Western Illinois and the University of Indianapolis. She was impressed with the programs but was looking for a better fit from a campus standpoint. That’s when Idaho reached out to her with an invitation to its ID camp in October.

“I think we all kind of thought this was going to be it,” continued Flynn. “I got back to Richmond and took a few more days before deciding this is where I wanted to be. I just fell in love with the campus and the coaches were great people.”

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Flynn even headed to Eugene and attended an evaluation camp where she performed well enough to be part of an all-star game for the final session. She also realized the amount of worldwide talent the renowned Pac-12 school was attracting. A scholarship offer never materialized but Flynn said the experience was a boost of confidence.

What the Vandals had to offer was everything she was hoping for — a bigger campus and a program that was part of a competitive conference. Visiting the Moscow campus with classes in full swing and the Big Sky playoffs about to start didn’t hurt either. Flynn had a good enough feeling to bring both her parents. A strong performance led to an offer.

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Richmond Girls Soccer product Morgan Flynn will be continuing her soccer career at the University of Idaho next fall. Photo by Mark Booth between Richmond and Vancouver. “I looked at what Dakota and Jalen were doing and realized I had to make that step too,” said Flynn. “There gets a time in youth soccer where girls start to move onto different things, whether it be focusing more on school or other sports. I just didn’t want to be left behind and wanted to push myself to be a better player.” A busy soccer schedule has hardly slowed down her involvement in other sports. McMath’s Grade 11 female athlete-of-the-year will be a key member of the Wildcats basketball

team that gets its season underway this week. Flynn also happens to be a standout distance runner. She turned in a strong showing at this month’s provincial cross-country championships in Nanaimo and will be one of the favourites next spring in the 1,500 and 3,000 metre events at the district track and field championships. “I definitely have improved my speed through track and cross-country,” added Flynn who spends most of her time playing an attacking position on the left side. “As a forward you don’t like to be taken off the field so distance running has really helped my endurance as well.”

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the Delta Ice Hawks which leaves them with a 1-0-2 edge in the season series with the Tunnel Cup on the line. The teams will play one final time in late January in Ladner.

Seven Connaught members are at Skate Canada Challenge.

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Maho Harada couldn’t have picked a better time to land a triple lutz for the first time ever in her young competitive career. The successful jump during her free program played a big part in the Grade 8 student moving from fifth to the silver medal position in Pre-Novice Ladies at the 2019 B.C./Yukon Sectional Championships, landing her a spot at this week’s Skate Canada Challenge in Edmonton. Harada is one of seven members from Richmond’s Connaught Skaitng Club who earned a spot on the provincial team competing in the Alberta capital starting on Thursday. She is joined by Isabella Arney (3rd, PreNovice), David Li (2nd, Pre-Novice), Neo Tran (6th, Pre-Novice), Caitlin Tai (5th, Junior Women) , Wesley Chiu (1st, Novice) and Victor Lum (5th, Novice). Harada’s first attempt at a triple lutz was over 10 months ago during her regular practice sessions. “I tried it in some competitions then took it out and put it back in again,” she explained. She was unsuccessful trying to land it at Summer Skate in August and again at Autumn Leaves in October in Kamloops. She

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B.C.’s natural gas supply may be limited this winter

KILL TO Reduce your use Due to the rupture of the Enbridge-owned natural gas transmission pipeline earlier this fall, B.C.’s natural gas supply will be restricted this winter. Even though the line is now repaired, it’s operating at a lower capacity and will be transporting a reduced amount of natural gas to FortisBC this winter. We’re doing everything we can to ensure all our customers receive the natural gas they need. You can help by reducing your use. Every bit you save helps ensure we have the natural gas to keep homes warm and businesses working. fortisbc.com/reduceyouruse

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Why we need to conserve natural gas this winter

If the Enbridge-owned natural gas transmission pipeline is repaired why isn’t it business as usual?

Enbridge expects their pipeline system to transport up to 85 per cent of its full capacity following approval from the National Energy Board (NEB). Engineering assessments will continue on Enbridge’s system until they receive approval from the NEB to return to 100 per cent capacity. During this period, our supply will be limited when demand is at the highest, such as an extended cold snap.

Here’s how you can help Conservation will ensure we can provide the natural gas our customers need this winter. And with more than one million customers, a little conservation can go a long way. Here’s how you can help: Turn down the heat at home: if just 11 homes set their thermostat 3 °C lower for when they need heat, it could save enough natural gas to provide heat and hot water for one home for a year.1

Savings are approximate, assuming a thermostat setback of an additional three degrees Celsius for when heat is needed in a natural gas heated 2,300 - 2,600 square foot home located in a FortisBC service area. On average, a home this size consumes 90 gigajoules of natural gas annually.

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Assumes an additional setback of three degrees Celsius for 10 hours each weekday, saving 90 gigajoules of natural gas over the heating season, enough to heat one average sized home for a year.

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Turn down the heat at work: if a 23,000 square foot office set its thermostat 3 °C lower during office hours, it could save enough natural gas to provide heat and hot water for one home for a year.2 Take shorter showers: save hot water by shortening your showers by two minutes.

Put on a sweater: if you’re cold, reach for a sweater, socks or blanket instead of turning up the heat. fortisbc.com/reduceyouruse Connect with us

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