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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 n Mr. Bubbles (right) provided a larger than life presence Monday night during Halloween festivities at Minoru Park, which drew plenty of families for a variety of crafts, music, dance performances and, of course, bubbles (below). Photos by Gord Goble/Special to the News

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City won’t appeal permit Residents encouraged to let Metro know what they think of stink GRAEMEWOOD

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arvest Power has appealed the air quality permit issued to it by Metro Vancouver, as have a number of Richmond residents. The City of Richmond has not. The composting company lodged its appeal prior to last weekend’s deadline. Meanwhile, the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board confirmed it is processing a number of appeals to the Sept. 30 issuance of the permit, by Ray Robb, Metro

Vancouver’s district director of environmental regulatory and enforcement services. At issue are foul odours being emitted from the east Richmond compost facility that many residents say have crippled their quality of life. Mayor Malcolm Brodie told the Richmond News there is confidential, legal advice the City of Richmond has been given that indicates there are no assurances an appeal process will result in a favourable decision. Furthermore, Brodie said he understood that an appeal could delay remediation work at Harvest Power by nine to 18 months. “I’m not about to advocate for initiating

legal action unless it is effective,” said Brodie, who indicated that the force of an appeal from the city may be different than that of a citizen. Anyone can appeal, but it costs $25. According to organizers of Stop the Stink in Richmond — an activist Facebook group dedicated to publicizing concerns about the odours — a group appeal of 30 people was lodged. Meanwhile, a related Change.org petition has reached about 600 signatures over the past week, demanding meaningful action by Harvest Power. See Harvest page 3

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Dear Members of the Richmond Community, We are sorry. Our facility has been recycling organic material in Richmond for more than 20 years. We are proud to have worked with you toward building the best organics recycling programs with the highest diversion rates in North America. We strive to operate in a manner consistent with being a good neighbour, but it is clear that we have let you down. We hear you and have taken immediate action. We have: • Significantly reduced inbound volumes of food waste to our biogas plant • Completely refurbished the existing composting system infrastructure • Reduced or eliminated acceptance of the most odourous organic materials • Increased use of odour-absorbing material in our pretreatment process • Refreshed our biofilters system We expect these actions will have a positive impact in the near-term. A full list of our current and planned steps can be found at www.richmondairpermit.ca. We have also committed to spend millions of dollars on capital improvements and site upgrades for a permanent solution. We are moving forward with the design and testing of these upgrades so we can ensure that we build a solution that delivers results. And while we have filed an appeal over certain of the provisions in our recently-issued air emissions permit, we remain committed to moving forward with our upgrade programme. We will work to keep you informed of developments regarding our plans and facility upgrades. You can also reach us through regular meetings of our Community Liaison Committee, The Harvest Community Hotline (604-836-8387) or at Richmondairpermit@harvestpower.com. We appreciate your patience as we work to be a better neighbour. Sincerely, Chris Kasper President and CEO

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2014 Audi. Damage to the Audi appeared to be to its front, while most of the damage to the Honda was on its side, where the woman 23-year-old Coquitlam woman died would have been sitting. on impact early Sunday morning after The driver of the Honda, as well as the Honda coupe she another passenger, was travelling in colwere taken to hospital lided with an Audi R8 with non-life threatening at the corner of No. 4 We are in the very early injuries and have since Road and Westminster stages of our investigation. been released. Highway. The driver of the Audi “We are in the very We can state that speed is appeared uninjured, early stages of our said police. definitely a factor. investigation. We can A third vehicle, a 2013 state that speed is – Cpl. Dennis Hwang Toyota Venza, that was definitely a factor,” said stopped on No. 4 Road Cpl. Dennis Hwang, via (heading southbound), a news release Sunday. was struck by the “We greatly appreciHonda in a secondary ate those people who collision. Its driver also stopped to render aid appeared uninjured, said police. and those that provided information to Police noted an investigation is being further our investigation.” headed by the Richmond RCMP Road At around 12:30 a.m., the 2007 Honda Safety Unit (RSU) along with assistance Civic had been travelling eastbound on from the Integrated Collision Analysis and Westminster when it collided with the Reconstruction Service (ICARS) and the westbound-travelling, 550-horsepower, BC Coroner’s Service. Staff Reporter gwood@richmond-news.com

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n A woman, 23, is dead after a high-speed crash involving three vehicles early Sunday morning on Westminster Highway. Photo by Shane MacKichan/Special to the News.

Harvest Power balks at enforcement measures From page 1 The new permit runs until April, 2020 and the waste-to-energy and composting company will need to improve its infrastructure and comply with new enforcement and monitoring measures to mitigate the stink. Harvest Power said it is appealing those measures and not the part of the permit dealing with improved infrastructure. “We are appealing some of the procedural, reporting, and enforcement provisions in the permit, including the one related to shutting down the facility if there are too many complaints. We believe the District Director exceeded his authority in the way he wrote that specific provision. We also don’t think it is the proper, scientific way to do it,” stated Harvest Power spokesperson Stephen Bruyneel. Under the permit, the facility will face fewer opportunities in which it will be allowed to produce odours without penalty. For instance, come January, smells may only be detected within five kilometres, twice a week. By 2019, smells may be

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detected within just three kilometres, once As of Monday, Metro Vancouver had rea week. ceived 1,227 complaints related to Harvest If a smell is detected for more than 10 Power this year, 681 of which occurred in minutes for four straight days the facility October alone. will be forced to stop taking “We know the waste, said Robb. odours have soared Exactly how it will be in September and We are appealing some of determined if Harvest is the October. A fire in a culprit of odours in the air compost pile added the procedural, reporting has been a point of contento them. We know tion in the past. and enforcement provisions they’ve been quite In order to determine bad,” said Robb. in the permit, including whether the smell is from Robb added his Harvest Power, Metro’s disdepartment was “duty the one related to shutting trict director Robb will debound” to issue a down the facility if there pend on written reports from permit as Metro Vanthe company, wind direction couver has an ongoing are too many complaints. at the time of the smell and contract with Harvest – Stephen Bruyneel the odours described by the Power. He said if no complainants. permit was issued, the On that latter point, city company could have council is urging residents appealed (a de-facto to call Metro Vancouver (604-436-6777) shut-down) and such a scenario would and complain about the odours. have meant the smells continued as is. “This problem affects our quality of life. The new permit is said to allow Harvest By all means continue complaining,” said Power the opportunity and time to improve Brodie. its operation.

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“It gives us confidence that the stink won’t be as bad as it was this summer,” said Robb. Brodie is a member of Metro Vancouver’s zero waste council and chair of the National Zero Waste Council, which advocates for less food waste, as well as large-scale organics composting. When asked if Metro Vancouver — with the support of local mayors and councillors by way of its board of directors — had properly thought through its 2015 ban on food waste in landfills, Brodie maintained his support for the policy shift. “We’re not going to backpedal because of the shortfalls of a contractor,” he said. Brodie said air quality is a Metro Vancouver matter, not a municipal one. The City of Richmond has asked Metro Vancouver’s board of directors (comprising of Brodie and other regional mayors and councillors) to review the contract it granted Harvest Power, for information. Robb said the board has not approved additional funding to deal with the increase in complaints, something the city has requested it do.

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t took an hour for Vancouver Airport’s president and CEO to reply to congratulatory emails that flooded his inbox from across the globe last week. Not that Craig Richmond was complaining when he spoke to the News on Tuesday, as YVR was still basking in the warmth of being named the Airport of the Year at the prestigious CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, hosted in Amsterdam and given to the airport that has been a strategic leader and has done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry globally. YVR’s award — given in the past to the likes of Singapore’s Changi Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Beijing Capital International Airport — is a first for a North American airport. And the significance of this particular milestone on YVR’s path is not lost on Richmond, who noted the impact of previous awards given to Vancouver tended to reverberate around a tighter industry circle. “What we found so gratifying was the company we are in with this award; we’ve won lots of awards,

n Steve Hankinson (right), YVR’s vice president of operations and maintenance, accepts the CAPA Centre for Aviation award that airport president and CEO Craig Richmond said ‘catapults the airport into another sphere of excellence.’ Photo submitted

but I think the world part of this has really catapulted us into another sphere,” said Richmond. “However, we’re very much like a sports team; we put those awards to the side and get straight back to work.” The latest award for YVR comes hot on the heels of a recent Canadian Transportation Act Review, commissioned by the federal government, which included the suggestion that Canada’s major air-

ports be taken out of local control a sold to help finance infrastrucand t ture spending across the country. With an estimated market valua ation of somewhere between $4-6 billion, Richmond said previously t that, although lucrative for the gove ernment, the move would be very s short-sighted. However, an unsolicited comment made in the wake of last w week’s award by the CAPA Centre f Aviation — which is the leading for provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and d data services — provided music to Richmond’s ears. According to CAPA, YVR “…has a unique governance structure with a community-based, not-for-profit airport authority that reinvests all profits back into airport operations and development. Under this structure, Vancouver Airport has been able to set and implement a highly successful strategy.” CAPA, said Richmond, “is actually making our case for us, without us having to say anything; it simply highlights once more the really good formula we have here. “We didn’t tell them what to say, they made the connection themselves. “As I’ve said before, I understand the need for (government spending on) infrastructure, but not on the back of our success.”

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hree Richmond women appeared before a provincial court judge Friday for a sentencing hearing related to their involvement in a large-scale, Richmondbased immigration scam that has already sent Xu “Sunny” Wang to prison for seven years. The Richmond News understands that the nearly 1,200 clients Wang and the women — Ming Kun “Makkie” Wu, Jin “Fanny” Ma, Wen “Vvian” Jiang — assisted are now under investigation by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to determine the validity of their residency and citzenship. The investigations come as IRCC has substantially increased citizenship revocations over the past year as a result of new laws passed by the former Conservative government. IRCC spokesperson Nancy Caron would not explicitly confirm the 1,200 clients are under investigation. She did, however, state that IRCC investigates all cases related to immigration fraud. Between 2006 and 2013, Wang, with the help of seven employees, including the three women, used his two unlicensed immigration consulting businesses, New Can Consultants Ltd. and Wellong International Investments Ltd.,

to forge documents and falsify Chinese passports to help clients obtain permanent residency — the precursor to citizenship. Last October, Wang was also found guilty of tax evasion after collecting about $10 million from his clients and not declaring his income (while collecting low-income benefits). A sentencing decision on Wu, Ma and Jiang, who also pled guilty to immigration fraud and tax evasion offences, is expected in early January. In May 2015, new laws granted IRCC new powers to revoke citizenship. Prior to this, a judge was required. After just 15 people had their citizenship revoked in 2014, 131 met the same fate in 2015. To June of this year, 104 cases were successfully processed, according to IRCC. “The previous process was slow and labour-intensive and led to an increasing inventory of cases. The current process was designed to enable IRCC to make decisions on the vast majority of revocation cases in a more efficient and timely manner,” stated Caron, via email. Caron said the uptick in revocations began around November 2015, after IRCC was able to send out notices of intent following the changes to the law. The changes in procedure are presently being challenged by the B.C.

Civil Liberties Association at the Federal Court of Canada. BCCLA lawyer Laura Track said IRCC bureaucrats should not be revoking citizenship. That decision should be made by an independent judge. “We say that when the consequence is as serious as a loss of citizenship, an individual should have the right to have that decision made by an impartial judge,” said Track. In many cases, a person may not apply for a hearing, said Track, but the option should nevertheless be available. Track said IRCC doesn’t take into account extraneous circumstances, such as humanitarian reasons. However, Caron said the process does allow a person to submit additional information, such as details of their personal circumstances or ties to Canada. “In many cases, the evidence is straightforward and individuals who have provided submissions do not attempt to counter the evidence,” said Caron. Wang’s clients were described by a federal prosecutor as “well-to-do” foreign nationals willing to pay for fraud to get into Canada. Wang’s activities were initially uncovered by immigration officials who found inconsistencies in his clients’ home See Agencies page 7

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Richmond-based investment advisor has been banned from a national registry and fined $250,000. A panel for the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) heard that Yu Qiong (Kevin) Li, who was working for TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. on Cooney Road in Richmond at the time, is fluent in Chinese and Mandarin and was one of several multilingual advisors providing services to clients who spoke those languages. According to the findings of the IIROC panel, Li had clients who were based in both B.C. and China. Li was found to have been behind infractions that include unauthorized investment purchases and discretionary trading within client accounts. As a result, he has been prohibited from be-

ing a registered member of the self-regulatory organization, as well as being fined $250,000. Li was also found to have been uncooperative during the IIROC’s lengthy investigation — which began in 2013 — into his dealings and was ordered to pay costs of $15,000. During the IIROC investigation, the panel heard how Li evaded contact by phone, email and mail, as well as leaving the country and refusing to provide contact information for his new residence in Beijing. The panel further stated that, Li’s actions had a negative effect on clients, their trust of registrants, IIROC’s ability to conduct investigations, not to mention the reputation of TD Waterhouse. “The harm to the respondent’s employer, the dealer member, included the economic damage to it of having to compensate clients for his misconduct,” the panel added, “and the harm to its reputation and the integrity of its compliance systems, particularly in the Chinese-speaking community.”

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Jaywalking not the greater risk Dear Editor, Re: “Jaywalkers soon to be hit with $50 fines,” News, Oct. 26. In the recent article about jaywalking, the Richmond News cited a report to city council stating, “there have been 14 pedestrian fatalities in Richmond over the last five years. Four of those occurred outside of a crosswalk.” In other words, 10 of the last 14 past pedestrian fatalities occurred inside a crosswalk. According the News, “city council unanimously agreed with a transportation department recommendation to impose the fine on those who don’t use dedicated crosswalk.” I’m no statistical analyst, but I wonder if focusing on “jaywalkers” should be the first response or best means to improving pedestrian safety. Gary Cross Richmond

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Dear Editor, Re: “Parents are spoiled brats,” Letters, Oct.28 I was very disappointed to read an ill-informed and disrespectful letter in your paper recently, criticizing a previous letter from a parent at my school, Dixon elementary. School closures are a complex process, looking at many different factors, a reality that the Dixon parent referenced in her letter by raising a number of concerns about the recommendation to close our school. Walk-times were referenced by parents because the district had indicated to us that it was a key consideration in their recommendation, and many parents felt that the 15-minute walk time estimates were not realistic for small children. That the author would compare their experience in junior high school as a 13-16 year old, to what is a reasonable walk for children as young as five is ridiculous, and indicates to me that they are not the parent of school age children. If they had children in the public school system, then they would be better informed about the challenging situation in our schools today. The experience today is not what it was when the letter writer was in school in the ‘90s. Six Richmond schools have closed already since 2001, and the district has had to cut the operating budget for 14 straight years. My son had to share math textbooks for many years because there were not enough in his school. Water fountains at a number of district schools are currently shut down because of lead from the pipes leaching in to the drinking water.

Students who need education assistants can’t get them, or wait years for the evaluations to quality for one. Parent fundraising pays for far too many items that are necessities, not extras. Seven-thousand students in our district go to class each day in buildings that would fail in a major earthquake. Yet local MLAs, such as John Yap, continue to state that the system is adequately funded. Why should you care? A strong public education system prepares students to become good citizens and taxpayers who will pay for our pensions and medical system as we age. Under-funding it and cramming students in to mega elementary schools negatively impacts learning and risks our future prosperity. If the letter writer had actually read the letter they criticized, they would have seen that the very first point made by the parent at my school is that Dixon is more than viable — it is fully enrolled, and expected to be full or over capacity well in to the future — which is why so many of us questioned the recommendation to close it. Rather than a waste, schools such as Dixon are some of the best use of your tax dollars. Instead of slinging mud at parents going through a very stressful situation and who are giving up their time to advocate for a strong public system that benefits us all, I suggest the letter writer better inform themselves on the true state of public education in B.C. and join the growing chorus of Richmond residents advocating for urgently-needed seismic upgrades and improvements to operating grants. Lisa Fisher Co-chair Dixon Elementary PAC

Trojans bring back high school memories Dear Editor, Re: “Boyd goes on the defensive to knock off No. 1 ranked Seaquam,” Sports, Oct. 26. Back in the 1970s, gridiron football was a sport to be reckoned with in Richmond high school sports. So, it’s good to see, 40 years later, the Hugh Boyd Trojans do so well.

Boyd was a junior high school when I was in senior high, (1974 – 75) so it didn’t partake in the famous, simmering rivalry of Richmond Colt-Steveston Packer lore. I can vividly remember coach McKittrick doing his utmost to make the game and our Colts, fair, entertaining, “but kick it!!

And win!” I can remember rooting on the sidelines, going bananas, covering for the Richmond High School annual sports section, to pound the Packers, which both teams did to each other in wild fashion, for 20-30 years. It was a sports spectator spectacle.

Now, with Richmond’s ever-changing landscape and lifestyle, Hugh Boyd secondary is now kicking it! And, like coach McKittrick would say, “well done, gentlemen!” Samuel John Lackner Richmond

Your tube could be Eco Tube or even Todd Tube Dear Editor, Re: “Tunnel twin more expensive, less safe: Stone,” Letters, Oct. 26. With last week’s letter from B.C. transport minister Todd Stone, I gained new respect for the City of Richmond. Mr. Stone told us that his surrogates involved with the Massey Project have met with the city “111 times.” But, clearly, he hasn’t heeded anything said. His project remains a 1950s reaction to a 2016 opportunity, which his letter called “the worst bottleneck in the province.” The city, with firm support from Metro Vancouver and its staff experts, keeps pointing out it’s no solution to shift the bottleneck north — or pour twice as much traffic into it. A few months ago, the Metro Vancouver board rejected the province’s mega-bridge plan. What’s more, the region’s mayors were almost unanimous, and they have provided clear advice, but the province refuses to follow it. Regardless, Stone’s letter ends with a prom-

ise to “continue to incorporate local advice.” Richmond suggests adding a two-lane tube to the tunnel to enable a rapid transit lane each way. (That concept assumes the province would also finish the half-done seismic retrofit and add refurbishing.) Once a BC Liberal concept, it’s now pretty much a consensus concept, with wide support from informed citizens. My Digging Deep column (Oct. 12), which prompted Mr. Stone to write, is consistent with that concept, but his letter ignores it. Under the guise of a response, he argues against a tunnel that would somehow cost more than the bridge. But I’m not advocating for that kind of extremely large and expensive tunnel, anyway. In fact, it’s not even possible in the Massey corridor, unless the existing tunnel is removed. That kind of mega-tunnel is just a straw man, posing as an alternative option so the mega-bridge seems less bad. Let’s get back to the “twinned” Massey Tunnel, an actual alternative to the proposed

mega-bridge. In this scenario, the refurbished four-lane “Legacy Tube” would be flanked by a new two-lane “twin” tube. I’d call it the “Green Tube” because of gentle impact on nature. (Or it could be called the Eco Tube, with “Eco” meaning “Economical” and “Ecological”. Or the Todd Tube, if he ever listens.) Tube-name game aside, the true alternative would also require related transit action such as a big increase in Canada Line capacity. While getting people to their destinations via pleasant and efficient trips, it would then be as useful for a liveable region as the misfit bridge is harmful. Also, it would save billions. For now, we need Minister Stone to keep his recent promise to us and “incorporate local advice.” As a first step, he could acknowledge and consider the genuine alternative. To the City of Richmond, best of luck in this surreal encounter. Jim Wright Richmond


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Dear Editor, I am disappointed by Richmond city council’s failure to take any serious steps to address the disastrous air quality issue created by the new Harvest Power permit. Apparently, the mayor is encouraging citizens to complain to Metro Vancouver about the odour. We have been doing that long before the mayor appears to have woken up to the seriousness of this issue. The call by Coun. Bill McNulty for a better PR campaign by Metro Vancouver is just silly. Council has asked Vancouver Coastal Health to conduct a health impact study — an obvious step, but a bit late in the game. Failing to initiate legal action simply because of “a lack of assurance about the outcome” is a failure to provide leadership, given the impact this is having on the liv-

Why, oh why, is the horrendous rotting smell still polluting Richmond?! This is happening more often and the stench is stronger than ever before. Even inside a closed door and window home/workplace, the smell seeps inside and becomes trapped. We are forced to breathe this putrid odour into our lungs. I begin sneezing, my eyes water, my shoulders tense and my jaw clenches. When it happens in the middle of the night, I lose hours of sleep. It is like sleeping in a sewer. How dare that continue to happen?! It’s actually abuse. Never in my life has someone forced toxic items upon me. This was a very bad mistake to put a com-

ability of our city. I also understand the city is unwilling to appeal the decision. Instead, it is leaving it up to individual citizens to challenge a complicated permit, without all the needed professional expertise that would be available to city hall. At least demand some answers for us. How often is Harvest exceeding the limit to its air pollution discharges? Will the health impact assessment be done in time for the citizen appeals that will be going forward? Why is the known mitigation technology not already in place? Sadly, our mayor and council would rather someone else stand up for the citizens of Richmond — or let them go it alone. Ted Bruce Richmond

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posting plant in the middle of a large city area. Please take steps to correct it. That may involve moving it far out to the farmland, and putting a mound around the entire complex because Harvest Power is obviously not taking any significant steps. Is Harvest going to be allowed to continue as they are? I would like some answers, because if this continues, I am getting out of Richmond — my once beautiful city, which I now detest living in. Could someone please tell me that Harvest will be stopped? It can’t happen too soon!! Melody Davies Richmond

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t may be a small school, but seeing students succeed while developing life skills is a priority for l’école des Navigateurs in Richmond. “We’re very concerned about our students getting the help and resources they need,” says Réjean Gosselin, principal of des Navigateurs. The school boasts a counsellor, librarian, and special aides in addition to a full complement of teaching staff. Part of the Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF) or French School District 93, des Navigateurs is a public elementary school offering the B.C. curriculum in French for Kindergarten to Grade 7. There’s also a daycare for children from 3 years to 5 years, and before and after school care for its enrolled grade students. “We have a few educational projects on the go,” adds M. Gosselin. “We’re working hard to develop math and reading skills with a unique approach designed to highlight the strengths and weaknesses in each student.” The school’s library got a welcome infusion of books when the local Indigo Chapters store “adopted” des Navigateurs. “They have a program where they make a donation to the school when parents buy books there,” M. Gosselin explains. “They

sent us five big boxes of French books for our library after we told them that our books were old and we didn’t have the resources to buy new books. We appreciated that.” Life and study-skill improvement is also important to M. Gosselin and his colleagues at des Navigateurs. “At our upcoming professional development day, we’ll be working on la pleine conscience, which is similar to the MindUp curriculum in English,” M. Gosselin says. “In this program, we help students develop life skills, such as how to make good decisions, how to relax before an exam, and how to calm down when they’re angry.” For more information about l’école des Navigateurs or the CSF, please check the school’s website at navigateurs.bc.ca, call 604.295.4056 or email rejean_gosselin@csf. bc.ca. CSF can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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n the seconds before the whistle blows, Lorraine Wellman says she tries to “discourage” buyers from jockeying for position. However, such is the determination of people to get the paintings they want, Wellman, Richmond Artists Guild’s vice-president, knows there’s not much she can do to deter them. And with Wellman predicting that the 150-or-so 10-inch by 10-inch canvas works of art — the artists will be anonymous to the buyers — at the guild’s annual Guess Who event being better than ever, it’s hard to see that initial rush subsiding. “They have 15 minutes to view them, the whistle goes and then it’s a bit of a buying frenzy to be hon-

est,” said Wellman of the Nov. 5 event at South Arm United Pioneer Church. “You never know, you might get the next Picasso. And I actually think the paintings are even better this year; I’m thinking the artists are starting to think longer about what looks good on a 10 by 10.” Once people have bought the painting, they will be able to view who the artist is, explained Wellman. Participating in this year’s Guess Who will be local students, including some from Steveston-London secondary, members of the Western Canada Taiwanese Artist Society, members of the Richmond Artists Guild and professional artists, including Chris Charleboise, John Ferrie and Leo Hu. The paintings, which will be in oil, acrylic and water colour, are all $100; half of

n Keeping the identity of artists a secret is the charm of the Richmond Artists Guild’s annual Guess Who event. Photo by Alan Campbell/ Richmond News

which goes to the Richmond Food Bank and half to the artist, some of whom have multiple entries, to a maximum of three. “Many people buy multiples and mount them as a collection each year,” added Wellman, noting the event, which is free to at-

tend, raised around $2,000 last year for the food bank. Cash or cheque is accepted for payment for any paintings you manage to get your hands on. Guess Who runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church on No. 3 Road and Steveston Highway.

n Lance Lipinsky (second from left) plays a young Jerry Lee Lewis in the The Killer, Cash & The King at Gateway Theatre on Nov. 9. Photo submitted

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The Burnaby Lyric Opera presents act one of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre at Minoru Chapel (6540 Gilbert Road) at 2 and 7 p.m. The event, part of the fall’s Minoru Opera series features some of B.C.’s best young opera singers such as soprano Sarah Templeton, tenor David Gibbons and bass-baritone Scott Books.

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Come hear some talented fingers grace the ivories at the Pacific Youth Piano Festival Gala 2016 at Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Road) starting at 7 p.m. The event is presented by the Pacific International Youth Music Society.

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The Cannery Farmers’ Market at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery (Moncton St. and Third Ave.) is back for another fall/winter season. The market provides an opportunity for local food producers and artisans to showcase their products, which follow the “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it,” philosophy. Admission is free.

Two authors. Two experiences. Meet James McCann and Michael Seidelman at Brighouse Library (7700 Minoru Gate) from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The pair will discuss their most recent books. Sign-up required.

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iriam Toews has this way of writing lines that are so beautiful that sometimes I have to close the book I’m reading for a moment, just to marvel at them. All My Puny Sorrows is a book that is full of such moments; alternating equally between being eloquently wise, wickedly funny and jaggedly heartbreaking. In every one of her novels, Toews balances on the delicate line between tragedy and comedy. That is what makes her novels so real and relatable — a big salad bowl full of happy and sad ingredients, if you will. Often, the relationships the novels explore are those within families and Toews’ portrayal never comes across false. The sadness doesn’t come across as melodrama; the happiness isn’t forced. All My Puny Sorrows is the story of a family —- two sisters and their parents — cocooned in a small Mennonite community in Manitoba. Elf is the loud, romantic non-conformist,

who blatantly rejects the church with her piano playing. Yoli is clearly in awe of her older sister, who she watches carefully and with clear adoration. Thirty or so years later, Elf is a worldfamous pianist with a devoted live-in partner, while Yoli is divorced, unemployed and raising two teenagers alone. Despite that, Elf has a tendency toward increasingly violent attempted suicides. After Elf’s latest in a series of life-long suicide attempts, Yoli attempts to help save her sister and fights against her own resentment and pain. It isn’t an easy read. The honest examination of a family coping with a suicidal relative is heavy, painful stuff. Still, Yoli is a resourceful, funny character and the warmth of Toews’ writing style and the deep connection between the sisters kept me reading, even through the darker moments. Not only that, but I loved every character, including the minor ones — texts to Yoli from her teens were a comedic highlight. The novel should be grim, but it’s not — I finished it feeling genuinely uplifted. That’s life, it reminded me, all the good and bad, the hilarious and absolutely terrible. And beyond it all, what we’re left with are the people who love us and for however long they can, they help us get through. Rachel Rosenberg is a library technician at the Ironwood branch of Richmond Public Library, and her favourite novels include Ali Smith’s Hotel World and Paul Murray’s Skippy Dies

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n Steveston Girls Night Out allows the village’s better half to chat, eat and shop during a whirlwind tour of Steveston. It was founded six years ago by Erinn Bryan, of O’Hares GastroPub, who now handles hundreds of requests for the special evening. Best of all, part proceeds go to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Below, some Steveston ladies take to Moncton Street for pre-Christmas shopping. Bottom, the 2016 Girls’ Night Out poster. Connect to organizers via @Steveston_GNO or Facebook.com/StevestonGirlsNightOut Photos submitted.

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s it too early to talk about Christmas? Not if you harbour any aspirations of getting your hands on a ticket for the after-party of the preChristmas event called Steveston Girls’ Night Out (GNO) on Nov. 24. Now in its sixth year, the GNO is so popular that women line up outside O’Hare’s GastroPub on Steveston Highway to bag a maximum of four afterparty tickets each. And at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 120 of the highly-coveted, $25 afterparty passes will go on sale at the pub, with the entire stock expected to yet again be history within a few minutes. Erinn Bryan — GNO founder and co-owner of O’Hare’s — said it took only seven minutes or so to clear the tickets out last year, after a 10-deep lineup had formed prior to the doors opening. “We estimated between 700 and 800 took part in (the shopping part of) last year’s event,” said Bryan, referring to the main event itself, which is free and kicks off at 6 p.m. in the village. “The streets were packed, there were lineups outside some shops,

there was a real buzz around the village; it’s a great atmosphere and it’s definitely Steveston’s busiest night of the year. I know Steveston merchants look forward to it.” Special discounts, added value deals and swag bags are a feature during the night from participating village merchants. And although the shopping spree officially starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m., some merchants, added Bryan, have been known to start a little earlier. If you need some “fuel” ahead of the fun, preshopping drinks and bites are also available at Tapenade Bistro and Little Mexico Cantina, where there will be special GNO menus. “It might be wise to book early if that’s something you like the idea of,” said Bryan. The after-party at the Blue Canoe starts at 9 p.m. Each ticket comes with a glass of wine and an appie plate and $5 from each sale goes to the Richmond Christmas Fund. More information is available online at Facebook. com/Steveston-Girls-NightOut or ExploreSteveston. com.


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ichmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG), is recruiting volunteers for its Senior Peer Counselling program. Volunteer counsellors work with older adults who are in emotional distress, whether due to the loss of a loved one, a change in living arrangement, or another difficult life transition. Central to the program is the idea of peer-to-peer support; all of the volunteers are seniors themselves. “The underlying principle is that older adults are more comfortable

speaking with other seniors,” says Carol Dickson, manager of RCRG’s seniors community support services. “Often, they have similar life experiences, and so can relate to one another on a very basic, but very human level. This sense of connection puts clients at ease, so they’re more likely to discuss the challenges they’re facing.” With new funding from Vancouver Coastal Health, RCRG is expanding the program, with a particular focus on recruiting more Chinese-speaking volunteers.

“For Chinese seniors — and all newcomers — adapting to life in Canada can be difficult,” says Dickson. “Our volunteers can help with that transition, and ensure that older adults from different cultural backgrounds are able to connect with the larger community.” Volunteers receive in-depth training, covering topics such as stress management, problem solving, communication, and empathetic reflection and response. They also receive support and guidance from RCRG staff.

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he sheer brute force of reality assaulted me on Oct. 15 when my 92-year-old mother, Estelle Civkin, passed away. It wasn’t unexpected at that age, but still, a shock to the system. My world contracted. My heart hurts. My mom had been declining the previous week — she was less responsive, more agitated. She wasn’t eating I prayed that if this much, had trouble swalwas going to be lowing, and had the day of mom’s lost even more weight. Her little passing, that she bones were like pass quickly, peacethat of a sparrow. fully and without a When I saw mom at 1:30 struggle. p.m. on her last day, she barely responded to me. Agitated, she kept tugging at her pants. I tried feeding her ice cream, but it all came dribbling out. Drinking was no longer negotiable. I stayed till 3 p.m. and had a sick feeling that this might be the end. I got in my car and started driving, but immediately had to pull over. My eyes were filled with tears. I prayed that if this was going to be the day of mom’s passing, that she pass quickly, peacefully and without a struggle. And that’s what happened.

We got a call at 5 p.m. from the nurse at the Louis Brier Home where mom lived, telling us that mom was not responsive, and they’d put her on oxygen. My sister and I and our spouses rushed over to find mom in bed, eyes open and fixed, frail as could be. Even her two caregivers — Mercy and Rochelle — were there, crying along with us. We held her hands, kissed her, and told her we loved her. I whispered in her ear that if it was too hard for her, she could let go. I don’t know if mom was waiting for permission, but I wanted her to know we were okay with it. At around 6:30 p.m. the nurse gave her something to ease the pain, if there was any, and at 6:54 p.m. mom took her last breath. I feel blessed to have been with her at the end. After mom passed, I wanted to remove the oxygen mask, but was told by the nurse that we “couldn’t touch the body.” There were protocols to follow. All of a sudden, mom went from being “Estelle” or “your mother,” to “the body.” So impersonal. I recognize that nothing nasty was meant by it, but still, it struck me as cold. We buried Mom at 1:30 p.m. the next day, then had an abbreviated two-hour shiva. At sundown, the joyous Jewish holiday of Sukkot started, and Jewish law states that mourning is not allowed during that time. Grief, however, doesn’t take a holiday. I read somewhere that “one never finishes mourning.” I miss my mom already. So this, too, is retirement. Shelley Civkin is a retired communications officer with the Richmond Public Library

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n Creepy ghouls, clowns and witches greeted those celebrating at South Arm Community Centre’s Halloween Street on Monday evening. Photos by Gord Goble/Special to the News

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FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE BOARDROOM 2.0 BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND COOKING WITH LOVE The Richmond Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Richmond News is hosting a dining forum, centred on food, business, and entrepreneurship in the food service industry in Metro Vancouver.

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THEPULSE WE’VE GOT OUR FINGERS ON IT COMMUNITY CELEBRATED AT HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER

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n The RCCS (Richmond Chinese Community Society) celebrated its 27th anniversary with a Halloween fundraising gala Saturday night at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport. The theme of this year’s event was the RCCS Community Awards, that recognized individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to public safety. Photos by Gord Goble/Special to the News

Ask A Professional What can I do in advance to be Q: prepared in the event of my unexpected

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I can’t seem to get rid of Q: this pain in my _____.

passing? None of us want to think about our own death or that of a family member. Are there some key elements that can be put into place to be as prepared as one can be, regardless of the circumstances?

Ensure your affairs are in order now. Appoint an executor/executrix. Have a valid will. Choose a funeral home & cemetery. Pre-arrange your final wishes.

What can I do?

A: Tony Chan

Funeral Director

In cases where terminal illness is a factor and the individual is being cared for within their home until their passing, there is an “Expected Death at Home Protocol”. Upon passing, Richmond Funeral Home this allows the decedent to be transferred from their 8420 Cambie Road home directly to the funeral home. For more information, Richmond, BC V6X 1K1 or for a free copy of your Family Registry, please contact Richmond Funeral Home at 604-273-3748.

604-273-3748

Fax: 604-273-1697 smelin@arbormemorial.com www.richmond-funeral.ca

Q: How long should full plate dentures last? multifactorial answer. Foremost it depends A: onThishowis a well you take care of them. Subsequently diet; the types of foods you eat significantly impact on the wear of your teeth. Course foods tend to wear out the chewing surfaces at a much quicker rate. White mint candies that have a sandy feeling coating are highly abrasive and destructive to artificial teeth. Your particular physiology can affect your fitting surfaces. For example, osteoporosis can affect the fitting surfaces by creating a faster rate of change to your underlying bone structures. Numerous other factors may also play into these scenarios. I create dentures to last at least seven to ten years using high quality products; dependent on the above conditions. If you have any other questions you would like answered, please do not hesitate to book a free consultation with my office. Or you can write to us via our website at bcdenturist.ca.

#240 – 3671 Westminster Hwy

Richmond BC V7C5V2

“PAIN”. What a terrible 4-letter word. However, living pain-free may be more within reach than you think. Without trivializing it too much, pain is a perceived sensation with many potential causes. It is a subjective feeling triggered in the nervous system by a physical stimulus such as a blunt or shearing force, a chemical, a poke, a pinch, etc. In a way, it is an evil game of “telephone” between the trigger site and your brain. Imagine if we can somehow interrupt this telephone game; the message would be lost and you will not have that sensation of pain anymore. Sounds too good to be true? Read on! First, we would need to find some kind of substance or medication that can interrupt this painful message and, literally, act as a “pain block”. There are many options that are available over-the-counter (OTC) at PHARMASAVE STEVESTON VILLAGE without a prescription, including (but not limited to) Traumeel gel or ointment, MSM Cream, Zeel Ointment, Dynamint, Chapman’s Liniment, Arnica Tincture, DMSO Gel or Lotion, Tiger Balm, or even Rub A535. If you have tried those products already, but with limited success, consider SPECIALTY OTC COMPOUNDS that use substances such as dextromethorphan and guaifenesin. For those with more severe pain, PRESCRIPTION ingredients such as gabapentin, amitriptyline, baclofen, diclofenac, ketoprofen, and ketamine may be prescribed by your physician. RELIEF COULD BE IMMEDIATE. It is important to recognize that choosing the right ingredient(s) is only one part of the puzzle. The next step is to somehow transport this substance directly to a specific location where it is needed to interrupt the communication of the painful stimulus to the brain. The best way to do this is by putting the pain medicine into a specialized, topical gel such as LIPODERM ACTIVEMAX (by PCCA), which can drive the medication through the skin via pockets (or “micelles”) formed in the gel during its compounding process. Only a true compounding pharmacy such as PHARMASAVE STEVESTON VILLAGE would have the expertise in PERSONNEL and EQUIPMENT to properly create a gel containing micelles through the use of a MILL. Sounds like a lot of gibberish? Bottom-line is that a properly compounded product can deliver the pain medication directly to the site where it is needed, with very minimal risk of systemic (“wide-spread”) side-effects, interactions, or addiction/abuse potential. Come talk to our compounding pain expert pharmacists, or attend one of our pain seminars to find out how all these things work. You can also discuss your pain history with our pharmacists in a 1-on-1 consultation setting by appointment. Let us work with you and your team of physicians to find a solution that is customized to you. Our pain services include a survey of your pain history and correspondence with your physician(s) as necessary to promptly arrive at a feasible, effective solution. We are passionate about finding solutions to your pain and wound problems. It’s time you got rid of that pain in your ______, wherever it may be. (Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic, sisterbrother pharmacist team at their unique family-owned and operated Pharmasaves in Cloverdale and Steveston Village, BC.Their pharmacy in Cloverdale is celebrating 33 years in the community this year. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore and OnLine. They would love to hear from you! 604-2320159 in Steveston or 604-576-2888 in Cloverdae. Of course, before you begin any activity program or try any OTC supplementation, check with your physician and pharmacist.)

Fred Cheng

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Christine Cheng (R.Ph)

Specialists in Pain, WeightManagement, Medical Skincare and Integrative Health.

Pharmasave Steveston Village 12420 No.1 Road Unit 105, Richmond

604-232-0159

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Ask A Professional do I ensure my gas fireplace is well Q: How maintained and safe? A:

is “unlimited data” on cell phones Q: aWhyproblem? A:

Seems there is a push by at least one major civil group to force the Telco’s to offer what is called unlimited data plans. In countries where this has been done it has caused massive slowdowns, particularity in built up areas. Overload is why. People chuck out their home Internet system, cradle their phones or go out and buy a pocket Wi-Fi and feed all their devices into a mobile network.This eventually turns the wireless data systems into cyber molasses. There is no way the current systems or even near future systems can support opening the taps for everyone. No different for water or electricity.

Gas fireplaces are much easier to clean, maintain, and more efficient than traditional wood-burning fireplaces, but they are not maintenance free. Take a look at the five tips below…

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What does happen is that the Telco’s put in caveats, limitations on video streaming for example, but that’s way too easy for users to get around. Then they throw in a fair usage policy where there is a slowdown in speed after so many gigabytes are used, as in dead crawl speed. That’s not unlimited data.

President Amuleta™ Computer Security Inc.

So, do I support the move to unlimited data on the cellular networks? No. Pay as you use is the way it should stay. I’ll take speed and reliability over volume any day.

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All 2014 and older mint product will be 15% off our lowest marked prices. Many of these are already at well below catalogue already. All 2015 mint product will be 10% off our lowest marked prices.

The natural process of ageing and many medicines decrease the amount of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is naturally alkaline (higher pH) and creates a negative environment for cavity bacteria. Therefore, increasing saliva ow is benecial to your mouth.

All 2016 mint product is 5% off the Royal Canadian mint price. You can buy all your Christmas presents from us for cheaper than the Canadian mint will sell to you and no shipping costs. JIM

There are a few simple ways in which to win the battle against cavities. Topical uoride from toothpastes strengthens the teeth and makes it harder for bacteria to attack teeth. Flossing helps by disrupting the bacteria between teeth from forming their colonies. Using adjuncts such as xylitol lozenges/gum starves the cavity causing bacteria.

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Many people mentioned that they would have preferred us having the sale before Christmas and I have listened.

Starting Friday November 4 until Saturday December 31 we will be having our second annual sale of Royal Canadian mint product.

If we create an alkaline (higher pH) environment in your mouth, the bacteria will starve since they need an acidic (lower pH) environment to grow. Changing what you eat and drink will effect this in a positive way, simply by reducing the amount of sugars (acidic environment) you ingest.

Minoru Chiropractic

OUR HOMEWORK IS YOUR PROTECTION

talking to you then and mentioned that I would have preferred the sale before Christmas as I bought a lot of mint product for gifts. Are you having another sale soon?

The rst step is to decrease the cavity-causing bacteria by ensuring there are no current cavities in your mouth. This is done by removing the cavities with llings.

In our office, after a comprehensive history, we use a computerized scan to assess your nerve function as part of your examination, as well as check your posture, alignment, range of motion and palpate the spine for subluxations. Take the time to have your spine checked, call for a complementary consultation, so you can move toward better health and performance with chiropractic care.

Sean Moss Home & Mold Inspections

and February you had a sale Q: onLastyourJanuary Royal Canadian mint product. I was

In order for cavities to occur, there are generally 3 factors that need to present. The rst and most important is the presence of a cavity bacteria called strep mutans; the second is the source of food for these bacteria, which is sugar; and the third is a susceptible host environment. If we make some changes to each of these 3 causative factors, the incidence of future cavities is reduced.

When a chiropractic adjustment is given we are re-teaching the spine how to function properly, and removing the interference to the nerve. Better brain-body communication is what allows the body to better self-heal and self-regulate. An adjustment opens up the life channels of your body and improves your overall life and it does that every time in everybody. Whether your health goals are pain management, improved function or wellness, healing is always a process and takes time to occur. That is why a series of adjustments are often needed to reduce nerve interference to get the body healing.

Sean Moss AHI, CMI

Any questions just let me know… Have a warm, safe winter!

I have had llings placed in my mouth to stop cavities from growing larger. How do I stop more cavities from happening?

As chiropractors we check for proper nerve function. Your brain talks to your body via your nerves. Your nervous system is your master system in your body which control the organs, glands, muscles and ligaments, and it is protected by the bones of the spine. Subluxations can occur when the spine shifts out of alignment and creates pressure on the nerve, thereby affecting areas wherever the nerve travels. It is the pressure on the nerve which often creates the unwanted symptoms that we feel. However, one must realize that pain is only 10% of what our nervous system does. Thus, using pain or the absence of it, is not an indicator of health. Just like we can have cavities without pain, we can have subluxations or misalignments without pain, but both are creating dysfunction in our bodies. Further, irritated nerves can disrupt gland function, which in turn can disrupt our body chemistry reducing our human performance.

1) For safety, ensure that the gas valve has been turned off prior to maintenance. 2) Have the unit inspected, then serviced by a licensed gas fitter prior to use, or if you are moving into a new home. The technicians check for leaks and/or blockages in the system. Also, arrange annual servicing at this time. 3) Have a glass safety shield installed if it is missing. (Many older units do not have these) 4) To save money, have the pilot turned off during the spring & summer, again by a licensed gas fitter. There are also some newer efficient options available, so check with a fireplace or home store retailer, such as Lowes, Home Depot etc. 5) Install a plug mounted carbon monoxide detector as close as possible to the fireplace.

Jim Richardson Western Coin & Stamp

604-278-3235 #2-6380 No. 3 Rd. Richmond, B.C. Email: westerncns@telus.net

I pay for a professional home Q: Should inspection before I purchase?

A: Dr. Carol Reddin

604-207-9050 #230-7480 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, B.C.

Home buyers are often confused by this question, and are steered in different directions depending on who they rely on. Having a good or a bad inspection experience will definitely influence your decision when you are excited about purchasing a home. Just remember…..Buyer beware! If you do not take the time and effort to do your due diligence before you buy, you take responsibility for what you buy. A home inspection can cost $350 to $1000’s of dollars, depending on what you need (pool inspection, a furnace or solar system check will be an additional cost, but can save you $$$$ in the future) The answer is really quite simple. If you are comfortable doing your own inspection, then do it. It is totally your choice. If you are not, then ask for recommendations from your sphere and your Realtor®, and pick someone that you feel is a good fit for you. Check their credentials, book the appointment and attend the inspection. Many inspectors do not check appliances, so make sure that happens. You will learn where the water/gas shut-offs are, about the electrical panel details, roof condition, is there asbestos? Is there evidence of mice? and so much more. An inspector cannot cut holes in the walls, or see inside sealed areas, but they have tools like moisture meters that allow them to take readings of the levels of moisture in questionable areas. Make sure you understand what they are doing, and why. If you choose your buyer’s agent wisely, the home inspectors your agent recommends are most likely of the same caliber as the agent. No reputable real estate agent will withhold information from a buyer or induce a thirdparty Seller to withhold information. If you have any questions, ask them prior to removing your ‘subject to inspection’. Anything that changes your contract needs to be in writing and signed by all parties before subject removal.

Deb Robson

604-328-3507 Pet Friendly Real Estate

RE/MAX Westcoast 110-6086 Russ Baker Way, Richmond, BC V7B 1B4 www.DebRobson.com


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Please comment on some specific anti-aging services at Richmond Cosmetics in Ironwood Medical Clinic?

How do I make my home and property more favourable to an appraiser after the completion of a renovation or remodel?

Selling a home was difficult even before the market started to slide. Now every penny counts more than ever since we now sit in a Buyer’s market, which means that every leaky window, every dangling gutter and every ugly cabinet can make a big difference in the price of your home. While we all have a natural tendency to nest in the places we live, the reality is that many of the changes you make (or don’t make) can make or break your home’s appraised value. What to do and what not to do before and after a home appraisal? When remodeling: DO tackle all the major features in each room. Kitchen — DO have: • An open layout • Newer matching appliances, stainless steel • Extra perks like small beverage refrigerators, dual dishwashers, instant hot water and a central vacuum clean-out • Granite countertops • Custom cabinetry DON’T try to fix outdated cabinetry or countertops. These need to be replaced if you want to add value — new hardware won’t be enough to fix them. Bathroom — DO have: • New fixtures and mirrors • A freshly painted tub if necessary • Natural light • Good ventilation • New or refaced cabinetry DON’T let your bathroom feel dark or have any outdated colors or materials. Exterior — DO: • Pick plants that are evergreen and perennial so your yard always has pops of color. • Put in new exterior light fixtures. • Add on extra touches like shutters or planter boxes to give your exterior charm. • Put a fresh coat of paint on the front door. • Keep grass and landscaping healthy and not overgrown. • Replace worn-out fencing. DO pay attention to low-cost finishing touches that can make a big difference. Peeling or chipped paint, mildew, exposed insulation or pipe insulation and visible dry rot are small details that your appraiser is sure to notice. If you have a basement, make sure there are no signs of water leaks, moisture or mildew. Visible evidence will get mentioned in the appraiser’s report. DON’T try to change your home’s style. Always stay with the style of your home and go with the features that enhance it the most.

Dr. Manoj Singhal is the Medical Director and Cosmetic Specialist and oversees all of the clinic’s procedures. Forehead wrinkles, frown lines and laugh lines or crow’s feet are treated with neuromodulators such as Botox or Dysport which relaxes muscles to soften the wrinkles that start with aging. This leaves a smoother and younger appearance.

Daniel Jones AACI, P.App., RI, FRI, CRP

Owner & Managing Director

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What do I do after I report my break and enter or

In most cases this is a straight forward process. At the time of your phone call or visit to your broker they will take a few details of the incident from you such as when, where, police file #, contact information and brief details of the loss. Usually the same day an adjustor will contact you and collect a more detailed statement from you, over the phone or in writing. They will then forward you a universally used industry form called a proof of loss. This is where you list of items stolen or damaged and their values, this is form where you are telling the insurance company what you want to be reimbursed for. The list needs to be accompanied with as much evidence or proof of ownership and valuations as possible i.e. receipts, pictures or manuals etc. It is a great idea to have an up to date and organized inventory of your businesses contents for this and revenue Canada purposes. As soon as this is returned to the adjustor they will confirm the insurance coverages and providing there are adequate limits the reimbursement cheque will be issued less the deductible on the policy. I hope this information helps, feel free to call us on this or any insurance matter.

To sell a $1,000,000 home, 1% Realty charges $10,900. A traditional brokerage charges $29,500. How is this possible?

Technological advances have changed the job of a real estate agent and the Internet has driven huge efficiencies into the real estate market. Today, the amount of time Realtors® spend on many aspects of each transaction is greatly reduced. With 1% Realty, I provide full MLS® service, charge a much fairer commission rate and still remain profitable.

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We won’t be satisfied unless our client is satisfied. We believe that looking good is great and then feeling good is absolutely priceless. It is exciting to see the added bounce in the steps of satisfied clients. Please see our website at www.IronwoodMedicalClinic.com

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Notary Public

my Will?

should keep their Will safe from A: One damage, fire, theft, floods and a bad

memory. A safety deposit box at your local bank is a great place. But make sure you check the bank’s policy about opening your safety deposit box in the event of your death. Sometimes a court order is needed, which can be costly and time Hans Podzun consuming. Other options for keeping Notary Public Hazelbridge Way your Will are in a fireproof box or safe #630-4400 (Fairchild Square) at home, or in a safe at your Notary’s Richmond, BC office. You can register a Wills Notice with 604-273-1101 the Vital Statistics Agency indicating when hpodzun@telus.net www.hanspodzunnotarypublic.ca you signed your Will and where it is kept.

Thomas Forbes Insurance Broker

Mardon Insurance Brokers

12011 Third Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3K1

604-274-9971

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Q:

Rob, our strata complex has a lot of trees, and several parking lot drains. The leaves keep plugging up our pipes and causing our drains to overflow. We have them regularly cleaned out, but the vacuum truck operator says there isn’t much debris in them. Is there a remedy for this? Sid. Strata NW….

A: Hi Sid, Absolutely. Leaves become a problem for most complexes every fall.

Real Estate industry is changing. With the A: The introduction of realtor.ca. the general public has access to all the listings which were previously ONLY available to Realtors®.

Many people have been familiar with Botox for many years. Dermatological fillers have been a game changer in anti-aging procedures. For many it all starts in the cheeks with refilling the lost volume creating higher cheek bones which improves facial attractiveness. We use other fillers to lessen the bags under the eyes and allow for a more refreshed youthful appearance. Other common areas are the lateral mouth and “marionette lines” to allow for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. We use filler to enhance the chin especially if there are deficiencies with lost volume. We use Belkyra for permanent treatment of the double chin.

For a safe, non-surgical and natural cosmetic enhancement, it is vital to seek out an experienced physician with an aesthetic vision. This will bring out your best features and allow you to look and feel your best. Please call or email us for a FREE consultation.

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The drains in your parking areas are called “catch basins.” The job of the catch basin is to collect debris at its bottom, such as dirt, sand, and decomposing leaves. When catch basins become too full, the solids which are supposed to remain at the bottom, rise up to the top and plug up the horizontal pipes leaving your catch basin which carry away rain water to the city’s storm sewer. If your catch basins are being regularly emptied, and leaves are creating problems for you in the fall, it is likely that there aren’t “leaf guards” installed on the horizontal pipes, before they leave the catch basins. Leaf guards allow the leaves to sit on top of the water in the catch basin, while allowing the water to flow out of the catch basin freely. As the leaves become water logged, they get heavy and sink to the bottom of the catch basin where they decompose. If you’re not sure if you have leaf guards installed, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to come out and have a look. It’s a low cost solution, to a very common problem.

Rob Zadra Owner

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Whalers crash Trojans’ first place party Mark Booth

Sports Editor mbooth@richmond-news.com

T

he Hugh Boyd Trojans were dressed as Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde for Halloween. They just didn’t know it. A week after coming up huge against the No. 1 ranked AA high school football team in the province, the Trojans fell from the unbeaten ranks in a stunning 6842 loss to the Ballenas Whalers. The result means the Trojans (4-1) must win their final regular season game Friday in Nanaimo against John Barsby (1-4) to clinch first place in the Western AA Conference or likely slip to third and face a more challenging road in the upcoming provincial playoffs. It’s not too difficult to predict where the focus will be on the practice field this week. After pitching a shutout against the high-powered Seaquam Seahawks and surrendering just 21 combined points in four conference games, the Trojans were absolutely lit up by the Whalers. The Parksville school not only broke a school record with 68 points, but scored on all 10 of its possessions. The visitors took a 48-28 lead into halftime and continued to pour it on over the final two quarters. Grade 11 quarterback Ben Robinson had the game of his life — completing all nine of his pass attempting for 249 yards and three touchdowns. He also used his speed on the perimeter to rush for 151 yards and four more touchdowns. Bruising running back Dayton Coles also had a monster evening with 206 yards rushing. The Trojans desperately tried

to make defensive adjustments — burning all three of their first half timeouts on Ballenas scoring drives. However, it didn’t matter where personnel was lined up or what scheme was employed. Neither was going to make-up for a lack of intensity that was evident in practice leading up to the team’s final home game. “We just could not get these kids off of the cloud from (last week’s win),” sighed head coach Bill Haddow. “There was just no buzz or crackle all week. We told them that after every practice but they were just too happy. “They didn’t do anything we didn’t expect. We were just not aggressive enough. I don’t know how many times are kids were standing around watching it happen. Still, you can’t make me understand how we can shutout Seaquam and not stop these guys once. I never would have believed that in million years.” Overshadowed was one of the Trojans’ best offensive games of the season. Tailback Reace Mok ran for three touchdowns, while quarterback Tyler Moxin connected with Zach Jackson and Robbie Conroy on 65-and-45-yard scoring strikes respectively. Conroy also ran back a kickoff 80-yards for his team’s six major but it was still nowhere near enough to keep up with the Whalers. “They were a fired up football team and we weren’t,” added Haddow. “Fortunately, we still have destiny in our own hands so maybe this was the way it was supposed to be. If these kids are who they think they are and as we think they are, there should be zero trouble coming out with intensity next Friday.”

■ Hugh Boyd Trojans Zach Jackson races his way to the end zone for a 65-yard touchdown in his team’s wild 68-42 loss to the Ballenas Whalers. Boyd gets another chance to lock up top spot on Friday. Photo by Mark Booth

Another Seafair Minor alumni becomes a WHL captain

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eafair Minor Hockey is well-represented when it comes to team captains in the Western Hockey League this seaon. Last week, the Swift Current Broncos named Glenn Gawdin their team captain for the season — as voted by the players. “Glenn was pretty much an unanimous choice through a team vote,” said Broncos head coach Manny Viveiros. “I think it’s a great choice for the organization. He is a fine young man who has been here for a number of years and Glenn is a great leader on the ice and, more importantly, off the ice. He is a really good role model, especially for our younger players. They are aspiring to be a player like him.

He is a good player for us and will be a good pro player in the future.” Gawdin, 19, was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft — the first Richmond player taken since Ray Sawada 11 years earlier. Through 13 games this season, Gawdin has notched 14 points (eight goals and six assists), including four game-winning-goals. For his career, Gawdin has amassed 143 points (52g-91a) in 205 career WHL games — all with Swift Current. He was taken fifth overall by the Broncos in the

Glenn Gawdin

2012 WHL Bantam Draft. “When you look at the captains I have been a part of — Colby Cave and Jon Martin — they were huge parts of our team,” said Gawdin. “They were pretty consistent throughout their game too. They did a lot for this team and that’s what I will try to be.” Earlier, Seafair alumni Tyler Sandhu was named captain of the Tri-City Americans. The 20-year-old winger has 13 points in 16 games. His younger brother Jordan is captain of the B.C. Hockey League’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

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ollowing a whirlwind couple of months competing on the international stage, Wushu standout Bianca Go is taking a well-deserved break. The Grade 12 student Steveston-London Secondary student is getting back to fullhealth after battling through injuries to turn in a heroic performance at the recent 6th World Junior Wushu Championships in Burgas, Bulgaria. Go overcame her ailing legs to finish 10th in the jingo (straight sword) event. With the top eight advancing, she narrowly missed out on the finals. The injuries prevented her from competing any further — defaulting from two more

events. However, she was in the stands cheering on her old and new friends she has met from around the world. It was her second time attending the World Juniors. A month earlier, Go was at the Pan American Championships in Texas where she secured her opportunity to represent Canada in Bulgaria with an outstanding showing that included a gold medal in her specialty event — the double edge sword. Now back home, she is taking a break from training to return to full health. However, it’s her passion for Wushu that still brings her regularly to the gym to teach junior classes.

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an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 10:00 School am Services at 8:30 and 10:00 amand • Sunday 10:00 am Rev. John Firmston Sunday School 10:00 am 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 • www.stalbansrichmond.org

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LIVING TRUTH BAPTIST CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street, Richmond BC We are a multicultural Christian Faith Community Join us in our Worship Service.....2:00 p.m. Sunday School and Fellowship Follows Pastor: Joe De Guzman.....778-997-5673

Our multicultural community welcomes you to worship 4071 Francis Road, Richmond BC Sunday 8:30 am Eucharist, 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

welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services • English Services: 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. • Mandarin Service: 9:00 a.m. • Minnanese Service: 10:45 a.m. 12200 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1B3 Phone 604-273-2757 • www.fujianevangelical.org

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STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH

3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.) Please join10am us at Worship 10am Sunday, 2015School Please join us for ServiceJuly and19, Sunday with Service Rev. Brenda Miller School for Worship and Sunday 604-277-0508 • www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church

Richmond United Church 8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Children’s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship.

Rev. Dr. Warren McKinnon Founded 1888. Richmond’s Oldest Church

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ARMSTRONG, Joyce May 25, 1930 - October 27, 2016 It is with heavy hearts that our family mourns the loss of a wonderful human being that touched so many lives. Joyce passed away peacefully after a hard year of health issues. She lived life to the fullest and loved her family and friends beyond description. A true inspiration to every one she touched, full of charm and wisdom, she was the foundation of our family. She leaves behind son Tim; daughters Joanne and Valarie; daughter-in-law Darlene; grandsons Christopher, Michael, and Nicholas; granddaughter Christina; nephew David; her nieces Dianne and Debbie; and son-in-law Tullio. She requested a private gathering with family with no formal funeral service. We want to thank all her friends that visited her in the hospital as well as the staff and Doctors at Delta Hospital In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CKNW Orphans Fund. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and know that she did not suffer and is truly at peace watching over us. Here’s to you Mom, we love you!

ENGLISH, Florence Martha It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Florence, on October 25th, 2016 at the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House in Richmond. Florence will be greatly missed by her daughters, Beverley (Joel), Valerie and Karen; grandson, Thomas; and many dear relatives and friends. She is pre-deceased by her husband Allan, parents, George and Helen; and brothers, George and Robert. Florence had a zest for life, a great sense of humour and a knack for making friends. In high school, she formed a close circle of friends, of whom she kept in touch with all her life. After graduating, one of her jobs was working at Midwest Paper in Winnipeg as a bookkeeper; where she met her future husband of 51 years, Al. Once married, Flo was courageous enough to move away from her hometown of Winnipeg (for Al’s career); eventually settling in Richmond. To us girls, she was a caring, protective, generous mother and very proud of her family. She was adventurous and travelled extensively throughout her life; her most memorable trip being to Australia. Her other interests included crafting, gardening and talking on the phone (or just plain talking)! Despite her many physical challenges late in life, she never stopped being active. During her final years, she loved living at her Seniors Residence, Gilmore Gardens, because, as she put it, “There is always something going on here!”; and she enjoyed taking part in most of the activities. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 4th at 1:00 pm at Gilmore Park United Church 8060 #1 Road, Richmond. After the service, an afternoon tea reception will be held next door at Gilmore Gardens 4088 Blundell Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations to the GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Richmond Funeral Home Reception and Cremation Centre 604-273-3748

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LANGLEY FARM MARKET PRODUCE

BLACK SEEDLESS GRAPES

ORGANIC CARROTS 2LB BAG

Product of CALIFORNIA ($3.94 KG)

1

Product of U.S.A.

1

$ 78

FUYU PERSIMMON

59

PORK SHANK MEAT 5.92KG ............................................

OUTSIDE ROUND STEAK 10.98KG..........................................

LUNG KONG CHICKEN (FRASER VALLEY)

2

$ 69

4

$ 99

9

$ 99

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29

HONEY LIQUID SQUEEZE 500g .................................................

GNOCCHI

500ml .......................................

6

2 for

TABLE SALT RECTANGLE 1kg ......................................................

1

$ 00

DELI FREYBE

$ 49

WINDSOR ea..

2 for

lb.

GROCERY

SAN REMO /lb.

Product of NEW ZEALAND

¢

ELIAS HONEY /lb.

GREEN KIWI

Product of U.S.A. ($0.64 KG)

lb.

z

MEAT

lb.

YELLOW JBO ONIONS

¢

lb.

49¢

lb.

Product of U.S.A. ($1.30 KG)

$ 49

Product of B.C. ($1.30KG)

49¢

ea.

CELERY

Product of U.S.A. ($3.30 KG)

1

Product of B.C. ($1.08KG)

$ 69

lb.

LOCAL GALA APPLES

LOCAL YUKON POTATOES

ea.

3

1

$ 39

$ 08

GENOA SALAMI

$ 68

SWISS CHEESE

$ 88

100g ...................................................

$ 00

ea.

1

HONEY HAM

100g ...................................................

100g ...................................................

1

1

BAKERY GREEN ONION BUN $ 100G ..................

100

SWISS ROLL ea.

4

$ 99

600g .....................

CARROT LOAF ea.

280G ................

2

$ 99

CUP CAKES ea.

100g .......................

88¢

ea.

Valid Wednesday, November 2nd - Sunday, November 6th, 2016 while quantities last.

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