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Man withdrew $200,000 and spent it at casino prior to killing

by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The Richmond man behind a high-profile murder-suicide in a local hotel room last January was saddled with a massive gambling debt incurred at River Rock Casino Resort, The Richmond Review has learned. A source told Black Press that the man had withdrawn some $200,000 from his line of credit, and lost it all at the local casino before reserving a room at the Hampton Inn on Jan. 7. An independent source familiar with the police investigation confirmed the details. The 55-year-old man took a sharp instrument and killed the 50-year-old Richmond woman with whom he shared the hotel room before turning the weapon on himself. Howard Blank, spokesperson for Great Canadian Gaming Corporation which operates River Rock, declined to comment, citing the fact that the murder-suicide did not occur on the casino’s property. A request for a comment from the B.C. Lottery Corporation was unreturned by press time Friday. Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan, NDP critic for Public Safety and Solicitor General, said as casinos have proliferated all over the province, the level of services for problem gamblers who are digging themselves a deep financial hole haven’t kept up. “What we have is a significant number of really desperate people and possibly some people who go so far as to kill themselves. And it’s devastating for individuals and for families and for communities. And so it’s a huge problem and one that there doesn’t seem to be a plan in how to address it.” Regional coroner Owen Court declined to identify the victims and said that he promised both families that he wouldn’t. Police also said they won’t be releasing their names. But the man and woman were not married and were of Chinese ethnicity. Anti-gambling activist Bill Chu said when casino proponents first tried to persuade city council to support a bid for an expanded casino, they cited an unsatisfied demand among the Asian community for gambling. “This is a real wake-up call for the Chinese community. They should never allow themselves to be the target,” Chu said.

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Matthew Hoekstra photo Sonya Kamp with Coco, Gypsy, Goomer and Skyler outside the Richmond Animal Shelter. Shelter staff are urging potential dog owners to consider adopting from the shelter, which offers a temporary home to surrendered animals and strays. See story, page 3.

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As one of the first winners of the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards, Jackie Lee-Son is glad to see how the event has grown over the past 18 years. Lee-Son won an Ethel in 1995, but it wasn’t the fact she was victorious that made the day special. It was the acknowledgement from her peers for the work she was doing in the community that was so uplifting. “It’s always wonderful to be acknowledged,” Lee-Son said from her Richmond home. The fact the award acknowledges women but has a greater purpose—fundraising for Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence— makes the event all the better. “It was an innovative project and I’m really pleased to see how it’s grown over the years.” Some 340 people will be gathering at Monday’s 18th annual Ethels, at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, including 32 nominees acknowledged in five categories. The event serves as a great inspiration to young women about the things they can do in the world to make a difference, she said. See Page 3

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Shelter bursting at the seams with dogs If you are looking for a hound, try the pound by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Skyler, Goomer and Gypsy are among a few dozen dogs awaiting adoption at a crowded Richmond Animal Shelter. Shelter staff are urging potential dog owners to consider adopting from the shelter, which offers a temporary home to surrendered animals and strays. “Spring is coming and generally people are more keen to adopt dogs, and because the shelter is reaching a point of being full, we’re really trying to make a push to find the right homes for these guys,” said Sonya Kamp, shelter manager. Dogs calling the shelter home range in age from three months to 14 years and in size from small to large. “We basically have anything that anyone is looking for,” said Kamp. Shelter animals are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tattooed, and dogs are generally house-trained. Operated by Richmond Animal Protection Society, the shelter also offers training for the pet and home, said Kamp. Dogs waiting for homes include Coco, a surrendered six-month-old Australian shepherd-lab cross; Blackberry, a one-year-old medium-sized dog; and Gabby, a seven-yearold Rottweiler—suitable for a slower-paced family. Available pets can be viewed at the shelter or online. Potential owners then consult with shelter staff before one-on-one meetings with dogs. If there’s a match, an application is filled out and shelter staff perform a home check before the adoption is finalized. Kamp’s advice to potential owners is be

Ethels accentuate the positive From Page 1 “What the Ethels are doing is somebody somewhere will receive a positive message.” Lee-Son still lives in Richmond, though she’s not nearly as active in the community as she once was. She’s focusing on her family, and specifically her elderly parents, assembling her family’s history while her parents are still able to relate it. She’s also working on her second book, this one about fulfilled and interesting lives. While there’s no shortage of people who grumble about their work and their lives, Lee-Son said some people she’s encountered are so inspired by the workthey do. “I think their stories should be shared.” Like the Ethels, Lee-Son hopes her book will inspire people through the lives of these role models.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Sonya Kamp with Coco, a 10-month-old boxer, outside Richmond Animal Shelter Thursday afternoon. honest about what they can offer their new best friend. “I always recommend that people don’t try to make a New Year’s resolution and then get a

Many suffer when a gambler commits suicide From Page 1 Chu noted that since River Rock’s arrival in Richmond, there have been a number of high profile criminal cases directly linked to the casino, from loansharking to murders —loanshark Rong Lilly Li was last seen alive walking out of the casino in 2006—to armed robbers who last year followed casino patrons home. When a gambler commits suicide, it’s not just one person who suffers, he said. As in the case in January, Chu noted there was a female victim, but there’s also the toll heavy gambling debts have on relatives who lose a loved one, friends who may have loaned them money, and society in the form of gamblers who become less productive at work and in the community. Clarence Chan, gambling counsellor with Richmond Addiction Services, said his agency doesn’t keep the types of statistics which might show whether the number of clients with gambling problems has grown since River Rock opened in the summer of 2004. The agency deals with 40 to 60 clients with gambling troubles annually, including some who have lost more than $1 million, Chan said. Some are referred to the agency by bankruptcy trustees. On the Jan. 8 weekend the Richmond pair died, hotel staff initially became concerned when they didn’t check out at the scheduled time. A hotel supervisor went to the room and knocked not long after checkout time, but there was no answer and no conversation or noise could be heard emanating from the room. An attempt to enter the room was unsuccessful as the interior privacy lock had been engaged, a source told The Review. But staff figured the pair might still be sleeping, and so left before returning a few hours later. When there was still no response, and staff couldn’t gain access to the room, police were called and they made the tragic discovery.

dog to fit that resolution.” The shelter is located at 12071 No. 5 Rd. Hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. weekends.

Richmond Animal Protection Society is also hosting a fundraising pub night tonight, March 5, 7 p.m., at Replay Lounge, 2611 Viscount Way.

City partners with Nestle in recycling project The city is partnering with Nestle Waters Canada to develop a pilot program for recycling in Steveston. Nestle will design and place collection bins at Steveston Community Centre, Garry Point and other areas of the fishing village to collect newspapers, mixed paper and beverage containers. The three-month project—taking place from June to August—is aimed at developing a model for recycling

in public areas across the province. Nestle would pick up the estimated $50,000 cost, while the city would service recycling containers. The city has already tried recycling in some parks and public areas with various styles of containers, including recycling kiosks at Canada Line stations. —by Matthew Hoekstra

Man to serve 2.5 more years for killing his wife A Vancouver man who pled guilty to the manslaughter death of his wife in May of 2007 will serve an additional twoand-a-half years in prison. Orlando Mangaoang had been charged with murdering his 41-year-old wife Editha—whose body was found in a cardboard box dumped in a commercial

area in North Richmond—but pled guilty to the lesser charge in January. On Wednesday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice William Smart sentenced Mangaoang to 10 years in prision, but gave the father of four credit for 7.5 years in prison. Federal legislation at the time of his Mangaoang’s

wife’s death required judges to give double credit for time served, a law that has since been changed. Mangaoang was also ordered to submit a sample of his DNA, and has been banned from possessing a firearm for 10 years. —by Martin van den Hemel

City to hire new senior manager A new full-time manager will join the permanent ranks of city hall, city council unanimously agreed this week. Civic politicians agreed to hire a $95,400 corporate energy manager to look after the city’s energy saving programs. The city created the position in 2007 as a temporary job, and council’s vote Monday will make the position permanent. According to a staff report, the position is currently vacant. Staff say the position pays for itself, as half the

salary is funded by BC Hydro, and energy saving programs saved the city $124,470 in 2009 and $479,710 in 2010. Staff also argued the position is also needed to “achieve the city’s corporate agenda.” In 2010, council adopted an energy reduction target of 10 per cent from 2007 levels—and a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 33 per cent less than 2007 emissions, while accommodating regional growth. —by Matthew Hoekstra


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cambie students go Into the Woods

Save money and water Learn more at upcoming information sessions With today’s economy, nobody wants to throw cash down the drain. The City of Richmond offers a toilet rebate program and residential water meter programs that will not only help keep money in your pocket, it will also save one of earth’s precious resources at the same time.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Ann Dinh, a Grade 10 student, is among 18 students featured in H.J. Cambie Secondary’s musical production of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. This fractured fairy tale includes a cast of favourites—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and his beanstalk—in a story of a baker and his wife who desperately want a child. Unfortunately, the couple has been cursed by a witch and must hunt for items to break the spell. Into the Woods is on stage March 9 to 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $7 to $10, can be reserved at 604-668-6430 or mpreston@sd38.bc.ca.

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Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project

Open House and Invitation to Comment Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is proposing to build a new aviation fuel delivery system to serve Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The proposed Project includes a marine terminal and fuel receiving facility located on the south arm of the Fraser River, and a 15 kilometre long underground fuel pipeline connecting the marine terminal, fuel receiving facility and YVR. The proposed Project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Proponent has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an environmental assessment certificate which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project. In order to provide information to the public about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend an Open House to be held: at:

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At 5:15 p.m. there will be a presentation by the EAO on the process with an opportunity to ask questions about the process. A second presentation will also be given by the Proponent in relation to the proposed Project.

Multi-family dwellings To date, 96 per cent of metered multi-family complexes have saved money compared to the flat rate. Strata corporations, including apartments and townhouses, can volunteer for a subsidized master water meter on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/savewater or contact 604-271-9700.

If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may still wish to make a written submission. There are 45 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on February 25, 2011 and end on April 11, 2011. All comments received during this comment period will be considered. The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. The EAO accepts public comments through the following ways: x By Online Form at http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca x By Mail: Jennifer Dessouki Project Assessment Manager Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1 x By Fax: Fax: 250-356-6448

An electronic copy of the Application and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. Copies of the Application are also available for viewing at these locations: x x

Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch (350 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC) Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch (1007700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC)

NOTE: All submissions received by the EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website.


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Police catch plenty of violators in distracted driving blitz by Jeff Nagel Black Press Police nabbed more than 3,000 drivers using cellphones and other handheld electronic devices during a month-long distracted driving enforcement blitz in February. Officers heard plenty of excuses – none of them good ones. “I was just on my way to buy a Bluetooth (hands-free kit),” one driver said. Another was afraid of missing an important call and one woman told police she was “just telling my

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More than 2,200 of the distracted drivers were busted and given $167 fines in the Lower Mainland and the stats don’t count drivers caught by general duty officers who weren’t part of the blitz. Despite the new law, RCMP say distracted driving was a contributing factor in 104 fatal crashes in B.C. last year and is blamed in another 5,000 injuries each year. Drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program are banned from using all electronic devices, even with handsfree options.

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City of Richmond Volunteer Water Meter Program Open House Due to great success and public demand

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Everyday superheroes to be revealed in National Volunteer Week contest In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Richmond Information Services is launching a “VoluntHERO” contest to help reveal the actions and identities of these volunteer superheroes “doing good” in Metro Vancouver. National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) is a time to recognize the passion, action, and impact of the volunteer superheroes in our lives. They don’t wear capes, masks, or spandex but, like traditional superheroes, they have a simple desire to help others and create change. Everyone is challenged to provide evidence that these superheroes exist, in any form they can—songs, poems, articles, videos, comic strips, photos—the

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volunteerrichmond.ca. Three finalists will be selected in each category and revealed on April 9. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites at www. volunteerrichmond.ca during National Volunteer Week. Winners will be announced on April 16 in The Richmond Review and awarded the grand prizes. A VoluntHERO mascot named Rover has been designed by volunteer Andrea Autelitano. To read Rover’s story, see the Volunteer Richmond blog at www. volunteerrichmond.ca/News/ VRISBlog.aspx.

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Home prices jump with more gains forecast Sales up as last buyers sign on for 35-year terms by Jeff Nagel Black Press Buying a typical detached house in Metro Vancouver costs about $50,000 more than it did in November. And at least one forecast calls for the gains to continue – at a more gradual pace – this year. The 6.3-per-cent house price jump to $848,645 in February from $797,900 three months earlier was driven by big price increases in Richmond and the west side of Vancouver, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Richmond’s benchmark house price rose $190,000 in that period to nearly $1.1 million, while the Vancouver west side gained $222,000 to $1.85 million. REBGV president Jake Moldowan said the intensity of buying activity in those areas indicates houses there are the most sought-after properties in the region. Benchmark attached homes in the Greater Vancouver region have gained about 3.3 per cent so far this year to $507,000 while condos are up 3.2 per cent to $399,400. The Greater Vancouver association covers Metro Vancouver except Surrey, North Delta, White Rock

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ne of the bugaboos being thrown around is that premier-designate Christy Clark, a federal Liberal at heart, will move the B.C. Liberals to the left, thus reinvigorating B.C.’s Conservative Party.

Unless Clark appoints NDP hardcore lefty Harry Lali as finance minister, this is unlikely to happen. Some pundits (mostly of the left-

of-centre variety) predicted the B.C. Conservatives would impact some ridings in the 2009 election. While the Conservatives finished third in a few Okanagan-area ridings, they had no impact as the Liberals swept that region. The party has not much going for it other than a name—it’s had no leader for almost two years and has been plagued by infighting in the past. To further muddy the waters, there’s also the B.C. First Party, led by one-time Conservative

candidate and current anti-HST guru Chris Delaney. Also, to think Clark has a left streak is a matter of perspective. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation, remembering Clark’s tough approach from her previous stint in government, wouldn’t think so. And during the leadership race, Clark supported a mine proposal so bad that even Stephen Harper’s really right-wing Conservatives turned it down. In fact, the Liberals should be

more interested in grabbing the political centre. Clark has a potential threat in Mike Farnworth who is seen as a moderate and is getting favourable polling numbers. Unfortunately, Farnworth is running for the New Democrats, who reacted to the turmoil created by Premier Gordon Campbell’s aboutface on the HST and subsequent resignation by toppling their own leader through some very public infighting.

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Having faith when you garden

Shades of Green Arzeena Hamir

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e’ve gone through another deep freeze. Friends around Victoria were sending messages about whiteouts and comments that it’s like the “Snow of ‘96.” Just when the snowdrops and crocuses were coming through, too. It’s enough frustrate any gardener. Still, when you garden you have to have faith. Spring will come, the trees will blossom,

and the seeds I plant now will one day provide food for the table. The act of starting any plant from seed is a pretty miraculous event, I find. I seem to have come full circle in my seed-starting endeavours. When I worked for a local seed company, I always advised customers to buy new, sterilized plastic pots so that they wouldn’t spread disease. Dampingoff, a fungus that kills young seedlings, will lie dormant in a dirty pot, just waiting for the chance to grow again. For a while, I then tried growing seeds in newspaper pots or peat pellets and failed horribly. The biodegradable pots just kept drying out and my poor seedlings would shrivel up. I practically had to water them hourly to keep them moist. My own kids don’t get that much attention. I finally realized that it’s hard to beat plastic when it comes to holding water in. However, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy new plastic pots and trays every year. As luck would have it, feeding children seems to

When you garden you have to have faith. Spring will come, the trees will blossom, and the seeds I plant now will one day provide food for the table. bring a plethora of plastic into the house. From take-out containers (I know, I really should remember to bring my own) to the clamshells that cherry tomatoes come in, plastic is everywhere. And while I recycle everything that comes my way, I covet certain pieces. It’s true. A plastic container with a clear lid can sometimes make my heart flutter. A perfect seed-starting greenhouse! So, while the weather outside may be truly frightful, the windowsills of my home will soon be filled containers

of little green forests. The leeks and onions will be first, followed by peas and spinach. In a couple more weeks, I’ll start tomatoes and broccoli. When the night temperatures do finally stay above freezing, some of these seedlings will literally be kicked to the curb. Well, not quite the curb, but outside my front door is where the “toughening up” happens. Seedlings can’t be coddled. Otherwise, when they’re finally on their own, they can’t take the extremes in temperatures or light. This morning, the Richmond Food Security Society is hosting the third annual Seedy Saturday at the Terra Nova Barn. This year, we are asking local residents to “adopt” a variety and save the seed for our new community seed bank. A collection of locallygrown seed will then be available for future gardeners.

Arzeena Hamir is co-ordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society. Reach her at arzeenahamir@shaw.ca.

Lessons on integration Editor: There have been many letters on this issue on multiculturalism, integration and assimilation. I believe that recently there has been resentment, friction and frustration pertaining to Chinese community. They are not to blame—media and our local past and present council are. Before this occurred new immigrants learned English because they had in order be heard and understood. An example is the large Punjabi speaking group that arrived prior to those from Hong Kong—this group has done well in mastering English. For some reason, when the large influx of Chinese came to the city, somehow council, in its wisdom, started having announcements, notices etc. in Chinese. This was never done before for other languages. The Chinese people aren’t at fault. Why should they learn English if it’s presented to them in their our own language everywhere they turn? Because of this situation the Chinese community has taken this advantage to the extreme such as: •businesses not answering their telephones in English; •signs so large one can’t find the English; •neighbours unable to communicate. This all leads to friction and frustration. I challenge and encourage the Chinese community to be the ones to take the initiative to let city hall know they don’t want all this translation thank you, but want to fully be Canadian citizens and integrate. Multiculturalism, integration and assimilation must go together—let’s bring Richmond back into Canada. D.M. North Richmond


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letters Building sidewalks for schools should be a city priority Editor: The meteoric rise of residential home construction in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Monds neighborhood has been the subject of much debate in recent months. My nephews attend Dixon Elementary School, which is situated between two arterial roads in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Monds. The main area of the school is located on Diamond Road, which has about half a dozen job sites on it presently. The other day, I was shocked to see young children walking on the road as there are no sidewalks in this area. They were dodging passing trucks, parked cars, pot holes, passing vehicle trafďŹ c, and trying not to slip from the gravel and sand that is now coating the asphalt from the various job sites. You would think that city bylaws would force

contractors/home owners to keep their job sites clean as well as the surrounding yards and roads, for safety reasons. This would also be courteous to area residents but sadly, this is not the norm. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even drive through certain intersections without driving over large piles of gravel. The lack of sidewalks in this area (and in other Richmond neighborhoods), especially on roads that lead to elementary schools begs the question, will it take a serious accident or catastrophe involving a child, before the city makes it a priority to upgrade the roads? I have made some discreet inquiries and was amazed to hear that the City of Richmond charges upwards of $30,000 to new home builders. There is also a neighborhood improvement fee. If you drive around the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Monds today, there are

The expectations of childhood From Page 9 Parental pressures shift based on culture, timing, and economics. Growing up in a slightly higher income level in my 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbourhood, it was normal for families to go on two big vacations a year, one to a ski destination and one to someplace warm and tropical. My parents didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t balk outwardly at the three pairs of custom made ďŹ gure skating boots, pricey lessons, and expensive costumes. There were girls going in for nose jobs in high school and boys getting new cars the day they got a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence. A friend of mine who grew up in working class Burnaby at the same time said there were no

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Of course parenting is about drawing the line, knowing when peer pressure is ridiculous, deciding what expectations are unhealthy or indulgent and which are manageable for the household. We did end up taking our kids to Disneyland, in the end. I stayed behind in protest but from what I hear, they had a good time. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m staying ďŹ rm on the no cable television stand although my preteen may be ďŹ ling ofďŹ cial papers to the UN.

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Vancouver's Daniel Meloche in the Morgan Crossing suite he designed, which earned him the B.C.'s Best Young Designer title.

suite, which featured warm colours, urban influences and layers of textures. Kado will receive a $2,000 prize. The public can still view the furnished design suites every Saturday and Sunday until March 20; Meloche will be on-site each weekend from noon to 3 p.m. to offer general design advice to people who tour the suites. All of the finalists' suites are now available for sale and, until March 20, new purchasers of Morgan Crossing homes are eligible for a complimentary twohour design consultation with Meloche or Kado. Visit www.morgancrossing.ca for more information.

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More than 700 first-time Metro Vancouver homebuyers attended the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association seminar for first-time purchasers last year.

this region, so the attendance is expected to be as many or greater than the 750 young people who attended the seminar last year," Simpson says. "Doors open at 6 p.m., allowing attendees ample time to view builder displays and other home-related products and services."

The presenting sponsor of the seminar is the Homeowner Protection Office Branch of BC Housing; several other corporate sponsors are also supporting the event. The event happens at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel from 7-9 p.m.; the hotel

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Competition fierce in Richmond’s original men’s league Sports Editor These are the waning years of Doug Collins’ hockey career. The real competitive ones, at least. But he’s just one of many locals over the age of 35 who have found the Richmond Industrial Hockey League to be the perfect outlet to satisfy their competitive zeal. Before he laces ’em up for the last time in the RiIHL, the 53-year-old Collins would like to know he’s leaving with the league continuing to grow and prosper. “Our immediate goal is to expand (from the current five teams),” said Collins, the last of the original Cowboys and, for the last 10 years, president of the RIHL.

“The talent level has gone up and up in teh past few seasons.” - Don Taylor With expansion predicated to some degree on ice availability, the league has managed to acquire a Monday night slot for next season to add to its traditional 9:15 p.m. starts Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. However the competitive nature of the league, along with a minimum playing age of 35 (though teams are permitted to carry four young players), may be a bit a detriment, Collins said. He acknowledged the league may have to loosen the rules. “Teams reaching over-35 typically expect to start stepping down in calibre, but with the RIHL that’s not necessarily the case,” he said. “Our top teams probably could (compete with) Division 1 and certainly Division 2 teams in other leagues. That’s really the teams we are targeting. And age is not really a factor in a player’s ability. What is relevant is maturity. A lot of teams

of 35- to 40-year-olds are better hockey teams because of that, and what we want is players who are sportsmanlike and respectful.” RIHL rosters are full of such individuals, including veteran leaders like Collins, who has contributed seven points in 24 games this season for the third-place club. The Cowboys date back to the 1980s, formed by five May brothers and a number of their cousins and featuring a few friends—Collins among them. The team started out as an entry in a spring tournament at what is now Burnaby 8 Rinks. The following season they were encouraged by Ron Fontaine to play in the Sea Island recreation league, which morphed into the Seafair league. After the Seafair Arena closed and the league folded, the Cowboys spent a season in North Delta before entering the RIHL. Though the Cowboys have had their share of on-ice success, their efforts to give back to the community through various fundraisers have been equally rewarding to the players. Collins said it’s always been seen as important to give back. “I like to think we’re a good hockey team, and a winning one, but to be honest we probably a .500 club overall,” he said. “But what we have above some others is heart and a sense of community. Everyone in East Richmond knows who the Cowboys are, not because of hockey but who were are as individuals in the community. We like to have fundraisers from time to time and give back a little.” The May family still has a presence on the Cowboys, with original Cowboy Randy’s sons Derek and Cory current members of the team. Cory, 30, is the youngest player in the RIHL. Formed some 40 years ago, Richmond’s original men’s hockey league operated successfully with six teams for years. But it is now down to

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hockey. “With not many men’s hockey teams in the 1970s and 1980s there was a lack of ice time for men, so there wasn’t much going on,” he said. “I was also playing soccer to satisfy my competitive side.” Four weeks before the RIHL playoffs, the Blackhawks are in a battle for first with the Raiders. After faltering for several games mid-season, the Hawks took two recent games from the Raiders by 5-0 and 3-1 scores. Veteran Hawks netminder Bobby Kohut earned first-star status in these games as he duelled the Raiders keeper and league MVP Steve MacIntyre. The Blackhawks boast the RIHL’s top three scorers in Spencer Ward, Chad Wilson and Brad Swanson who play on the same line. All three

were top B.C. juniors in their youth years, with Swanson and Ward also former Sockeyes. The addition of Mike Harraguchi and Travis Taylor has added youth to the Cowboys’ lineup that also includes veteran Lawrence Bourke (20 points). The Stones and Guns are in a fight for the fourth and final playoff spot. The secondyear Stones are an industrious team powered by the offence of Wade Harrogate (28 points) and Trevor Mirosh (21 points), while the Guns are trying to battle through several injuries while relying on the goaltending of Rusty Mason. They won four RIHL playoff championships until the Blackhawks regained top spot last season. For more about the RIHL, visit www.rihl.ca.

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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Nancy on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at the age of 81. She is predeceased by her loving husband Fred. She is survived and deeply missed by her children, Noella, Michael, & Kevin, her many grandchildren & great grandchildren and “Tag”. Her loving nature, inner strength, humor, quick wit, and charm are just a few of many things that we will miss. She enjoyed long walks with Tag, reading, crossword puzzles and was an active member of the Alpha lota Sorority. Thanks to Nancy’s dearest friends, Betty & Donna for their friendship and support over the years. She was truly blessed to have you in her life. Sincerest & heartfelt thanks to the wonderful team at Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital for the care & compassion they provided Nancy in her final days. A Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Nancy’s memory to the SPCA.

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Simpson, Hendry Carl 1920-2011 Hendry passed away peacefully at Richmond General on Wednesday morning, March 2, 2011 exactly one year to the day of the passing of Isabelle, his beloved wife of almost 55 years. He was also predeceased by his parents, James and Margaret Simpson, his sister Norma Davis, and his brothers Jim and John Simpson. He is survived by his children Janice O’Mara (Paul), Peter Simpson, Terry Propersi (Frank), his grandchildren, Brian, Kyle, Kate, and Jeffrey, and his nieces and nephews. Hendry grew up in Vancouver and was a veteran of World War II. Once married he and Isabelle moved to Richmond to raise their family. He worked for BC Hydro for over 40 years and in 1979 he retired. He spent the next 30 years golfing and traveling the world with Isabelle. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Special thanks to Dr. Wong, Dr. Li, and all the nursing staff of 3 North for the great care given to Hendry. A gathering to celebrate Hendry’s life will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V7C 1C8. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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It is with great sorrow that we announce Colin’s sudden passing. He leaves behind his father Moseley, siblings Byron and Arietha, uncles and aunts; Kenneth (Joan), Eileen (Norbert), Eulan (Rusty), Mayrose and many cousins in Trinidad, Canada and the U.S.A. He was predeceased by his mother Kathleen, grandmother & grandfather Nora and Ted Eckford. He also leaves behind Uncle Tim (Janet) & Tim’s son, Tyler, & Uncle Patrick (Dixie).

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He also enjoyed camping along the Washington and Oregon Coast. Recently, on behalf of his school he travelled to Singapore and Florida. With his friends Rick and Zayvin they started up Canada’s first independent beer tasting and education company (Just Here For The Beer). Colin poured almost as much time and dedication into the beer business as he did into his teaching. We would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their support. For details on the Celebration of his life, please go to Facebook pages Colin Jack, Just Here For The Beer or Rick Mohabir. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund we will be starting in Colin’s name.

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MARINA’S Swim School is continuing registration for the Spring session (March 21 - June 27). Swimming lessons for kids and adults. Small classes 3:1. Monday/Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 9:30am-1:30pm. Address: 11111 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, B.C. V7A 4Y1, ‘’The River Club’’ Prebooking online: marinaswimschool@gmail.com or by phone: 604-818-4650, 604-2724400, 604-671-2603. Send us the name, age, swimming level of student, the appropriate day and time for swimming and your contact email or phone. Registration at the front desk will start March 14th.

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FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR req’d full-time. Must have 1-2 years exp in food service. Apply in person with resume 8am-noon at Dairy Queen, Unit #100 - 3900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond. Live-in-Caregiver Req’d f/t with exp to look after elderly lady/handicap person; provide meals; take care of hygiene; assist in daily activities & provide medication as per requirement. Salary: $10/hr. Knowledge of English, Punjabi is required. Contact Jasbinder via Email: jasbindersanghera@yahoo.ca or Fax: 604-232-4601 Location: Richmond, BC MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 SERVICE MANAGER for Okanagan area auto dealership. Minimum 5 years service management experience. Excellent organizational & people skills required. Send cover letter & resume by email to: okanaganjobs@gmail.com

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DRYWALL REPAIRS, CEILING TEXTURE SPRAYING. Small Job Specialist. Mike at (604)341-2681

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ELECTRICAL SCOTGUARD ELECTRICAL LTD.

Expert in electrical repairs & troubleshooting Panel upgrades, Renovations Guart. work. Licensed/bonded BBB app. No job too small

604-720-9244

HELP WANTED

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

272

FIREPLACES

PAVING/SEAL COATING

338

PLUMBING

Own A home? Need Money?

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Get Mortgage Money Fast! Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

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Origin Home Financial Partners Matt Sadler - www.mattsadler.ca

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PARM LANDSCAPING LTD. Complete lawn maint, power raking, trimming, pruning, cedar fence install. 604-271-5319

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GARDENING

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business “ Call Now for Free Estimate”

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

EURPEAN GENERAL contractor or project manager for house construction. 604-603-3100 NEED HELP tweaking your home? Call us. We’ll show you what we do best: Walls. Tiles. Floors. Kitchens. Bathrooms. Closets. freshcoatapaint.ca 778-881-3866 RETIRED CONTRACTOR small job specialist, all repairs. Great rates. Call Dan 604-761-9717

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CONCRETE & PLACING

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

STAMPED CONCRETE FPatios FSidewalks FRe & Re FDriveways FFormingFFinishing All Your Concrete & Drainage Needs 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

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CONTRACTORS

EURPEAN GENERAL contractor or project manager for house construction. 604-603-3100

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HELP WANTED

Call Brian 604-247-3710

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Boundaries

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Roofing Company in BC

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LANDSCAPING

FULL LANDSCAPING & YARD WORK

Number of Papers

River Dr, Shell Rd 54 8000 Blk Leslie Rd 44 Anderson Rd, Eckersly Rd, Park Pl, Rd, 30 Northey Rd, Odlin Cres, Pl, Sorensen Cres 46 Leslie Rd, Odlin Cres 9 Cambie Rd, Patterson Rd, Sexsmith Rd 65 9000blk Cambie, 4000-4600 Garden City, 8700blk Odlin 56 Fisher Crt, Dr, 4000 Blk No.4 Rd 95 Patterson Rd, Tuttle Ave 35 Beckwith Rd, Charles St, Douglas St, Sexsmith Rd, Smith St 47 Carncross Ave, Jack Bell Dr, Wyne Cres, 190 Jack Bell Dr 36

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AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. BBB. WCB 10% Sen. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

HANS ROOFING Ltd. SPECIALIZING IN NEW & RE-ROOFING Skylight Repairs, Free Estimates WCB Covered, 10 Years Exp. Guaranteed work.

Call: 778-862-0523

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★ Reasonable rates ★

D New Roofs / Re-Roofs D Repair Specialist D Free Estimates D Ref’s ~ WCB Insured

Call 604-716-8528 320

MOVING & STORAGE

ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience-604 506-7576 ************ ABE MOVING *********** *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

ACCENT MOVING & STORAGE

Jas @ 604-726-6345

New Canadian Roofing Ltd. Here to help you with all your roofing needs. • WCB-Insured • Work guranteed • Repairs/Updates

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL

1st Month FREE

STORAGE

EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

Portable & Non-Portable Climatized & Secured

604.587.5865

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#1 AAA Rubbish Removal

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21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service

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FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

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From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Reasonable Rates Free Estimate or Appointment

Mike: 604-241-7141 374

TREE SERVICES

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

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PETS 477

PETS

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS (2). Neutered. Brothers. Prefer to keep together & to large property. Free to good home. Christine (604)8501735 or t7473577@telus.net BERNESE MOUNTAIN pup 7 mos old from reputable breeder, healthy family dog. Sell due to allergies. Call 1 604 750 0412. $400 Ono.

Boston Terrier pups, 4 M, 2 F, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, ready Mar. 18. $1,000. Call 604-868-0446 Burmese Mtn dog pup, 10wk, male, CKC reg., p/b, exc Euro lines. $1200. (604)819-3402. No sun calls CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1800. 604-726-3934 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 1 male & 2 female. $800. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 LAB, PUPS pure bred, no papers. Family raised, vet chk, dewormed. Ready to go $350 (604)793-3307 MIN PIN puppy. 1 female. $500. 1st shots. Born Nov 29. Brown & black. 1( 604)467-0505 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 2 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $550. (604)799-1611 Agassiz YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

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FARM EQUIPMENT

WANTED: used potato/carrot washer for market garden. Smaller model. 250-395-4042

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FERTILIZERS

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MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

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Licensed, Insured, and WCB protected. “A” rating BBB WWW.ACCENTMOVERS.CA

Rubbish Removal House-Garden-Garage

MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338

CLEANING SERVICES

ANGELA’S CLEANING SERVICE Move in/out, kitchens, blinds/windows, office cleaning. Satisfaction guaranteed. 778-882-2941. Best House CLEANERS. Trusted & reliable. Filipino owned & operated, licensed Prof. touch. Supplies incl’s. Residential & Commercial Move-In & Move-Out. Daisy 604-727-2955 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN CLEANING. Res/Com. Ins/Bonded. Specializing in detail cleaning. 604-541-9255

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PHIL’S FENCING: Custom blt cedar fences/gates/lattice. Repairs, decks & stairs, 604-591-1173, 351-1163

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PAINT SPECIAL

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FENCING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

ASAP PLUMBING & HEATING. Local cert. service plumber. H/w tanks, boilers, gas, plug drains. Fair rates. Mem.of BBB. 604-220-9228

Kids and Adults Needed

Route

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

BC INTERIOR / ALBERTA

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

1ST CALL Plumbing, heating, gas, licensed, insured, bonded. Local, Prompt and Prof. 604-868-7062

PERSONAL SERVICES

Don’t Worry! Richmond Pain Research & Treatment Centre will help you take the pain away. We were established in 2006, has served patients more than 10,000 visits. The recovering rate has achieved 96%. Neck, Back, Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Migraine, Dysmenorrhoea, Any Chronic Pain. No extra charge for MSP holder (low income families only), for Ext. Medical covered or others $25 for first visit. If you have any pain symptoms, call 604-276-8898 to get free consultation & make an appt. with B.C. Registered Acupuncturist Andrew Bao or Wendy Zhang or Charley Sheng #103-8140 Cook Rd. Richmond. Open 6 days/wk Mon-Sat 10-6pm

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14901174 5000 Blk Blundell Rd 62 14902141 Eperson, Willowfield 69 14901172 Laurelwood Crt, Langtree Ave 63 14901171 Ludgate Rd, Ludlow Pl, Rd 37 14901162 7000 Blk Railway, Cabot Rd, McCallan Rd 122 14902160 Cavelier Crt, McLure Ave, Parry St 59 14100230 Chatham St, First Ave 27 14901020 2000 Blk River Rd, 2000 Blk Westminster Hwy 41 14903089 4000 Blk River Rd (between No 1 Rd and McCallen) 23 14903050 5000 and 6000 Blk No 1 Rd 64 14903076 5000 Blk Gibbons Dr, small part of Westminster Hwy 38 14903072 Forsyth Cres 49 14903060 Easterbrook Rd, Murchison Rd, Reeves Rd, Webster Rd 58 14903074 McCallan Rd, Tilton Rd 32 14201124 Pugwash Pl, Cavendish Dr 71 14201121 Gander Crt, Pl, St Johns Pl 62 14202062 3000 Blk Williams Rd 73 14902054 3000 Blk Granville Ave 75 14903051 Gamba Dr, Nicolle Pl, Tucker Ave 61 14902122 7000 Blk No 1 Rd, Tyson Pl 65 14902123 Lockhart Rd, Beecham Rd, Marrington Rd 83 14202023 9000 Blk No 1 Rd 87 14201126 Cornerbrook Cres, St Brides Pl, Crt, St Vincents Crt, Pl 62 14903077 Richards Dr, Semlin Dr 54 14903075 Johnson Ave, Pearkes Dr, Tolmie Ave. 106 14202045 Groat Ave, Geal Rd 49 14202041 Mahood Dr 48 14902052 Moresby Dr 70 14202262 4000 Blk Francis Rd 22

PERSONAL SERVICES

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MORTGAGES

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CLIPPER COVE

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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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RICHMOND

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RENTALS

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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RENTALS

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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RICHMOND CENTRE, brand new 2 bdrm. condo, park view, 2 prkg., N/S N/P. $1300 mo. Avail. now. 604-727-5759

1 & 2 Bdrm Apt Suites 3 Appliances, balcony, swimming pool, heat & hot water. Also 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes 6 Appliances Close to schools & stores. N/P.

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Ocean Residences 11671 7th Avenue Condo-like bldg with great views a must see. Modern living, beaut grounds inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ponds & fountains. Close to Steveston and markets; Many stes with ocean views. Indoor/outdoor pkg, lockers, party rm, fitness rm, sauna, outdoor pool, games rm, social rm, BBQ Area. Bach, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $800. For more info & viewing call

Irina 778-788-1872 Email: rentoceanresidences @gmail.com Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246 www.aptrentals.net

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SUITES, LOWER

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748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROOM AVAIL. in large house. in S. Richmond. $475 incl. shared kitchen, bath, lndry. & internet Avail. March 15 or Apr. 1. 604-722-7520.

SUITES, LOWER

4TH/GRANVILLE, G/L 2 bdrm, pri entry. $850 incl heat & hydro (no lndry). NP/NS. Suit single (couple rent neg). Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 604-244-7862 LANGLEY, 2/bdrm large bsmt suite. Private, quiet, gated farm setting. Close to town. Too many good things to list. N/S. Incl util. $980/mo. (604)230-2808 MCLENNAN AVE 2 Bdrm,1 livn, sep big kitch suite sep ent with 6 Appl. NS/NP Clean, Quiet & bkyard. Easy access to Hwys/bus/skytr. $999 incl Utlty/wireless internet. 604-214-7784 RICHMOND. 2/bdrm ground level suite in NEW HOUSE. Bright private entry, gated. ALL NEW APPLIANCES. own W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail April 1. $1100/mo. incl util/cable/net. 604-313-8555, 604-992-4091 RICHMOND, #2/Granville. 1 bdrm ste. Nr amenits. Mar. 15. $725 + 30% utils. Free WW net. NP/NS. 604-241-5676 or 604-805-8517. RICHMOND, #5/Cambie. 1 bdrm side suite, exc. cond. Pri. ent. Alarm. Nr all amenits. No laundry. N/S. N/P. $725 incl cable & utils. April 1. 604-277-2781 after 5 p.m. RICHMOND. #5/Cambie. 2 bdrm. $850/mo incls hydro, cable, net, no laundry. np/ns. Avail April 1. Suit mature. 604-276-2599 RICHMOND, LARGE 2 BDRM, 1200 sq/ft. Incls utilities. Avail. now. NP/NS. Phone 604-241-5884. RICHMOND NORTH. Newly renov. 1 bdrm suite. $850 utils & prkg. incl Nr SkyTrain. Quiet family neighbourhood. N/S. N/P. Avail now. Contact Amg 778-891-1588. RICHMOND, nr No. 4 Rd. 2 bdrm bsmt ste. Sep ent. $1000/mo. NS/NP. Incl utils. & wifi. In suite W/D. Nr school & bus stop. Avail now. 604-617-2536.

TRANSPORTATION 845

AUTO FINANCING

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RICHMOND. Renovated 1 bdrm. Close to all amenities, $750 incl heat/lights. No pets. 604-270-7672.

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SUITES, UPPER

4 RD/FRANCIS. Quiet 3 bdrm., 2 bath, all NEW kit., baths, appl., reno. N/P N/S. $1350. 604-716-1261 CAMBIE/NO. 5. Nice lg 3 bdrm, nr school/bus/shopping. $1150 + 60% util. Np/ns. Feb 15. 604-277-4194 RICHMOND. Brand new home, 2 bdrm ste, $1200. Also 1 bdrm + den, $950. All utils incl. NS/NP. Phone (604)241-7371. RICHMOND, New, 2 bdrm, 2 blks fr Save on Food, Terranova. $1,295 incl utils/cable. Call 604-220-1764

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

2 BDRM DUPLEX, grnd flr, 7300 Lindsey Rd., Avail Apr 1. N/S, N/P. $1000/mo + utils. (604)275-1889. RICHMOND 3 Bd, 2 ba, 1/2 duplex, 4 appls, 5491 Blundell. Avail immed $1100/mo. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. (604)240-5322

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TRANSPORTATION

RENTALS

RENTALS

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TOWNHOUSES

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Richmond, East / New Westminster: 3 storey Townhouses with 5/appls, 2/bath, garage, f/p. From $1440/mo.

Call 604-522-1050 RICHMOND

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Briargate & Paddock Townhouses 2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Website www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets. Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665 STEVESTON Water view, Exec. new 2 bdrm + den, 3 bath, f/p, 7 appli, alarm, garage, balc, blinds. Nr all amen. $1950/mo. Ns/np. Quiet. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 604-277-5677

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

Autocredit911.com. Best rates Free delivery, BC/ABcars/trucks/vans/suvs, trades welcome. Good Bad Ugly Credit Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re approved. Call 1888-635-9911 or apply online

TRUCKS & VANS

1997 DODGE CARAVAN 7 Passenger. Great condition $1600 obo. 604-369-4705. 2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $8995obo / 778.861.8355

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1999 BUICK REGAL G.S. S. roof, leather + heat seats, low K. V6, $4900 obo. private. 604-593-5072 1999 FORD CONTOUR SVT 5/spd, full load, AirCared, new tires & brakes, $4300/obo. 604-272-3846. 2004 BUICK LASABRE. Loaded, estate sale, new tires/brakes. Private, $8900 obo. 778-565-1097.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1997 VW GOLF 5 spd, anti theft, heated seats, a/c, power roof, white 240K $2995 1(604)826-2864 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6450 firm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477.

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VEHICLES WANTED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of ALEXANDER JAMES THOMSON, deceased, formerly of 9611 Bakerview Drive, Richmond, BC, V7A 2A2 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ALEXANDER JAMES THOMSON, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208 - 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before April 5, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. DATED at Richmond, BC, this 28th day of February, 2011. K. BRUCE PANTON COHEN BUCHAN EDWARDS LLP Lawyers for MARIAN GRAY, Executor


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sports Sockeyes net league awards

Kicking it up

Richmond Sockeyes figure prominently in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League regular-season awards announced Friday. Sebastien Pare was selected as the most improved player, while captain Patrick Hunter was honoured as the most inspiration player and Aaron Oakley best goaltender. Judd Lambert earned coach-of-the-year honours, while co-owner Doug Paterson was named the executive of the year.

Aaron Oakley was selected as the top goaltender in the PIJHL this season.

Bulldogs tops in elementary hoops The William Bridge Bulldogs Grade 7 girls’ basketball team is having a memorable season. They went undefeated in their sevengame regular season, outscoring the opposition 321-54. Then on Thursday they won a tournament put on by Hugh McRoberts Secondary School for Grade 7 teams in the Richmond School District. The Bulldogs won all three games in the round-robin and then defeated St. Joseph’s 26-21 in the final of the

Striker Classic. The victory avenged a heartbreaking one-point loss to St. Joseph’s in last year’s final (Bridge’s only loss last season). The Bulldogs’ Tia Tsang was MVP for this year’s tournament. Next up for the Bulldogs is a tournament at Matthrew McNair Secondary School March 8-10. The Bulldogs are coached by Mr. Emmanuel Adjei-Achampong, affectionately known as “Mr. A”.

Richmond Atoms 1-1 in Final Four Don Fennell photo Club Ireland outscored Lulu Island 2-1 last Friday in quarter-final play in the Richmond Senior Soccer League’s Challenge Cup tournament.

After a 7-1 loss to Burnaby Winter Club in their Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association Atom A Final Four playoff opener last weekend, Richmond A1

Blues tied Burnaby Winter Club A2 3-3. Richmond plays North Shore Winter Club this Saturday in the third of the six-game series.

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Kudos is a weekly feature showcasing announcements, achievements and good deeds happening around town. E-mail submissions to news@ richmond review.com

Richmond Review editor Bhreandáin Clugston dropped by Charlotte Sakaki’s Grade 4 class to read a story during Cornerstone Christian Academy Read In. Every student and teacher came to school dressed as a favourite storybook character. The teachers performed If Only I Had a Green Nose by Max Lucado – with students’ artwork incorporated into the backdrops.

Alex Venetis, Steffi Chua and Joseph Choi collected more than 3,500 books at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond on Feb. 26 to benefit the Salvation Army’s Family Support Services. The three Simon Fraser University students founded The BIG Book Drive to give low-income families and children access to books so that they could gain the literacy skills to succeed.

Canada Asia Pacific Business Association held a Chinese New Year dinner on Feb. 22 at Shiang Gardens Restaurant with more than 200 attendants. Provincial MLAs Linda Reid, Rob Howard and Harry Bloy attended amongst other dignitaries including Coun. Bill McNulty and Shugen Liang, General Consul of the Consulate of Peoples Republic of China in Vancouver.

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Coun. Bill McNulty, exhibition chair Amanda Peters and Steveston-London Secondary School art teacher Sid Akselrod were at the opening of the second annual Student Art Exhibition held at the Artisans’ Galleria in Richmond on Feb. 26. There were prizes for one winner, best overall, in each of the two categories, grades 8 – 10 and 11 – 12, courtesy of Opus Framing and Art Supplies. Kitty Man was the winner in Grades 8 – 10 and Tess MacIntyre for Grades 11 – 12. The exhibition runs to March 13, 2011, at the Artisans’ Galleria located in Garden City Shopping Centre.

Jonathan Cruz photo RE/MAX Westcoast realtor Fred Brome has been awarded a “Life Membership” in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The “Life Membership” designation is awarded to members of the Board who have achieved the Medallion Club status for 20 years. In the history of the board only 108 members have the distinction of being Life Members. “It is virtually unprecedented that Mr. Brome achieved the Medallion Club status in 20 consecutive years to earn his induction into the Life Membership” said Tomoko Sato of REBGV member services.

Craig Reaume has landed as the new general manager at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport and proudly returns to British Columbia. He transfered from Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York, where he was the former hotel manager, and replaces general manager Dan McGowan, who now oversees The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary.

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