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Saluting Richmond’s women of distinction The Richmond Review’s 19th annual Ethel Tibbits Awards See Page B1 Rob Newell photo Jennifer Larsen and Olive Bassett were each winners of a Pioneer award at the Ethel Tibbits Awards.
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Jet fuel pipeline proponent shelves review again
New solution ﬂoated to ease congestion at Massey Tunnel
Airlines to analyze effects of a spill; opponent rejects ‘constant moving of the goal posts’
Extending off-ramp would require Ministry of Transportation support by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office has suspended a review of a jet fuel pipeline proposal for the second time. The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation made the request to allow more time to investigate potential effects of a spill. The suspension of the review began March 7. It could take up to 90 days to complete the new work, said project director Adrian Pollard, who said Environment Canada is requesting the further study. “This information will further the overall understanding of fuel behaviour and mitigation measures to be put in place,” said Pollard in a statement Monday. Pollard noted Environment Canada made the request for more information through Port Metro Vancouver—the authority representing the federal government in the environmental review. “This is all part of the joint provincial and federal review process and a good illustration that the process works.” One year ago the airlines
ﬁle photo Carol Day, chair of Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond group (seen here with group member Otto Langer), says the review’s suspensions are a result of complaints raised by its members and other concerned residents.
consortium made a similar request of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, to plan an alternate pipeline route to connect an 80-million-litre tank farm in Riverport with the airport. If built as proposed, Panamax-class vessels would deliver fuel to a marine terminal on the Fraser River’s South Arm, and connect to a pipeline routed along either Highway 99, No. 5 Road or Shell Road. A group critical of the plan said the review’s suspensions are a result of complaints raised by its members and other concerned residents. “This latest suspension of
“This information will further the overall understanding of fuel behaviour and mitigation measures to be put in place.” - Adrian Pollard
the process could now make this 180-day review process into a multi-year review process as they attempt to patch up shortcomings in their proposal to make it appear more
palatable to the public,” said Carol Day. Day, chair of the Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond group, or VAPOR, said instead of simply rejecting the project, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office is allowing “constant moving of the goal posts.” VAPOR’s greatest concern is the possibility of tankers entering the Fraser River and spilling jet fuel into a sensitive estuary. The group is instead advocating for a pipeline linking the airport with local refineries, eliminating the need for Panamax-class vessels in the river.
Plug pulled on proposed natural park by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter In a vote decried by one critic as “irresponsible,” city council has moved to allow developers to take over an area previously designated as a natural park. Council voted 6-1 Monday to allow development on a 4.86 hectare (12 acre) site near Alderbridge Way and No. 4 Road— land designated in 2006 as a natural park. “I feel like I’ve been lied to or tricked in a way,” said Michael Wolfe, a lifelong resident of the West Cambie area, known as the Alexandra neighbourhood. “That vote shouldn’t have happened.” The land is still privately owned and occupied by single-family homes, but the city was prepared to spend at least $23.6 million on the land. Wolfe, who lives near the land, appealed to council Monday before the vote, saying he recently found reasons enough to preserve the land: a great blue
heron, hawks, a kestrel and ducks. “Why would you not take the option that consults the residents?” he said. “They’re saving this money, but what’s it going to be used for?” In recent years at least some of the 15 affected property owners have been anxiously awaiting the city to make a move on the land, according to city staff. But Wolfe is skeptical, noting none had publicly appeared before council. Coun. Chak Au, the lone councillor to vote against the move, said the land was designated park after numerous rounds of public consultation in 2006. Changing it now should require a similar process, he said. “There might be good reasons to change the plan, however, it cannot be done in a way that it appears to be making a shortcut,” he said. “We need to have an open consultation process.” Staff have said there will be public consultation on future use, but parkland is off
the table. They also suggested the cash set aside for the land can now buy natural parkland elsewhere, but Au said he wanted to see such an alternative proposal ﬁrst. “This is just like asking to commit to something that I don’t know will happen,” he said. “This is just like asking me to sign a blank cheque.” He also noted new homebuyers in the redeveloping area would have put their faith in the area plan, which called for the natural park. “If you change it, it might be unfair to these people as well.” Development on the former parkland site could include townhouses, apartments or even an extension of a retail proposal anchored by Walmart. Councillors Linda Barnes, Derek Dang, Linda McPhail, Ken Johnston, Bill McNulty and Harold Steves voted in favour of changing the parkland’s designation. Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt were absent.
An idea from a Ladner resident to relieve congestion at the George Massey Tunnel is getting some consideration. Ladner resident Walt Lawrence wrote to Delta council suggesting the northbound pullout lane on the Richmond side of the tunnel be used to extend the Highway 99 offramp at Steveston Highway. “I see buses and other trafﬁc, despite the speed bumps, use that to lessen their commute time,” wrote Lawrence. “(It) seems so obvious to me that this might be part of the trafﬁc congestion answer.” The lane has long been reserved for vehicles visiting a tourist information centre, and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation. At a Delta council meeting Monday, civic politicians decided to forward the letter to the ministry for review, and asked its own staff to investigate. Richmond Coun. Derek Dang, who said the tourist information centre has been around for decades, isn’t sure an off-ramp extension would improve trafﬁc ﬂow at the tunnel. The longtime councillor said Richmond discusses congestion with Ministry of Transportation ofﬁcials each year, but has so far been left without a solution to relieve pressure right at the tube. “They thought they may have paciﬁed us by giving us the Canada Line to Richmond, but the tunnel is still a sore point.” It’s likely trafﬁc on the Steveston Highway overpass— and ramps connecting it with Highway 99—will only increase with approximately 450 new homes being built on the former site of Fantasy Gardens. Earlier this year, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson asked her staff to investigate possible solutions to congestion at the half-century-old tunnel. The counterﬂow lane system, introduced in 1989, is no longer enough, she said. “We have got to address the question of that tunnel,” Jackson told Black Press. “I’m not an engineer, I just know it’s a problem, and it’s just going to get bigger.”
Man shot multiple times behind Richmond restaurant A 41-year-old man is expected to survive multiple gunshot wounds following what police believe was a targeted shooting at a Downtown Richmond restaurant near city hall Saturday night. According to investigators, the victim was just leaving the restaurant near No. 3 Road and Anderson when he was shot by an unknown suspect. An employee at a neighbouring business believes the shooting occurred in the parking lot directly behind Bamboo Grove. Customers who had parked their vehicles in the lot were not permitted to leave as those vehicles were deemed part of a crime scene.
When police arrived, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. According to police, he was listed in serious but stable condition and was expected to make a full recovery. Richmond RCMP’s serious crimes unit is now investigating, and trying to determine whether this incident was gang related. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.
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Man who tried to sneak $35,000 through YVR loses cash A man convicted of failing to report currency of more than $10,000 while trying to board a plan at Vancouver International Airport, has had to forfeit the $35,000 he was carrying to the Crown. Jianji Yang was leaving Canada from YVR on April 10, 2010 when he initially told border agents he was carrying $3,000. But following a secondary inspection, he was actually found to be carrying $35,000, and he couldn’t account for the origin of the money. Yang was charged and convicted, and the court ordered the cash to be turned over to the Crown. “Under the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Act...people traveling into and out of Canada have to declare any sum of currency over $10,000,” said federal RCMP officer Sgt. Duncan Pound. “The intent of the law is to stop criminals from transporting illicit funds, gained through criminal activity, across the border.” People are permitted to carry more than $10,000 across the border, but must be able to produce documentation which demonstrates the legitimate source for the money. —by Martin van den Hemel
Men slapped with ﬁnes for not declaring watches Two men who failed to declare their pricey watches were recently slapped with hefty ﬁnes in Richmond provincial court. West Vancouver’s Chang Fen Lu returned to Canada from Hong Kong on Sept. 23 of last year, and failed to declare a $20,000 Chopard watch. He declared he was returning with $200 worth of goods. But during a secondary examination, ofﬁcers found an invoice and certiﬁcate of origin relating to a Chopard watch, which they eventually found inside his jacket pocket, and was valued at $19,993. The watch was seized and criminal charges were laid. Lu pled guilty in Richmond provincial court last week, and was ﬁned $3,518.77. In addition, Lu will have to pay a penalty of between 25 per cent and 80 per cent of the value of the watch in order to have it returned. On March 1, Vancouver’s Er Wei Liu was fined $15,399.08. in Richmond provincial court for failing to declare an $82,745 Patek Philippe watch—among other things—that ofﬁcers found inside a wooden box marked Patek Philippe Geneve. Liu returned to Vancouver International Airport on Aug. 12, 2011 and failed to declare the designer watch, clothing, shoes and a briefcase. He pled guilty to one count of attempting to evade duty under the customs act. In order to have the items returned, he’ll have to pay an additional penalty of as much as 80 per cent of the value of the items seized.
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Two stars of the ABC TV fantasy series Once Upon a Time posed with guests and signed autographs at the 19th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport on Friday. Jared Gilmore, who plays Henry, and Raphael Sbarge, who plays Jiminy Cricket and therapist Archie, took time out of their busy shooting schedule in Steveston to spend a couple of hours at Friday's awards luncheon. The ABC TV series is the brainchild of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Once Upon a Time chronicles the lives of fairy tale characters who are stuck in the real world without knowledge of who they really are. It’s set in the ﬁctional New England town of Storybrooke. Moncton Street is frequently transformed into the main street of Storybrooke. For more on the Ethel Tibbits Awards, see page B1.
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Notice of Public Hearing Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8812 (RZ 11-566870) Location/s:
9780 Alberta Road
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Town Housing (ZT60) – North McLennan (City Centre)”, to permit the development of a six (6) unit Townhouse complex.
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Compact Single Detached (RC2)”, to permit a subdivision to create two (2) lots with vehicle access from the existing rear lane.
to “Coach Houses (RCH)”, to permit the property to be subdivided into two (2) lots, each with a principal dwelling and coach house above a garage, with vehicle access from a new rear lane.
City Contact: Erika Syvokas 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department
City Contact: Erika Syvokas 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department
City Contact: David Johnson 604-276-4193 Planning and Development Department
4. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8863 (RZ 11-594451) Location/s:
10180/10200 Finlayson Drive
Yaseen Grewal, Balbir Randhawa, and Sarbjit Randhawa
9500, 9520 and 9540 Granville Avenue
2. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8849 (RZ 11-594227) Location/s:
10580 River Drive
Jagtar and Shingara Kanola
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/D)” to “Single Detached (RS2/C)” in order to create two (2) new single-family lots. City Contact: Erika Syvokas 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department
6. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8868 (RZ 11-581552)
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Two-Unit Dwellings (RD1)” to “Single Detached (RS2/B)”, to permit a subdivision to create two (2) single-family lots. City Contact: Erika Syvokas 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached, (RS1/F)” to “Medium Density Townhouses (RTM2)”, to permit the development of a 16 unit Townhouse Complex. City Contact: David Johnson 604-276-4193 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8868
5. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8866 (RZ 11-587257) 3. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8852 (RZ 11-587549) Location/s:
11291 Williams Road
8631 Francis Road
4771 Duncliffe Road
Paciﬁc Coastal Homes Ltd
Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)”
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7. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8869 (RZ 11-577322)
Notice of Public Hearing continued on next page.
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Mayor outspent his rival 20:1 Civic election candidates have until Monday to file campaign disclosures by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Mayor Malcolm Brodie spent nearly 20 times more on his election campaign than his lone challenger, according to ﬁnancial disclosure statements. Brodie, the incumbent, spent
$118,021 en route to a convincing win in the Nov. 19, 2011 civic election, while opponent Richard Lee spent $5,750. With Brodie’s 20,955 votes earned in the contest, he spent $5.63 per vote. Lee collected 9,054 votes at the polls, spending 64 cents per tally. Candidates have until the end of March 19 to ﬁle their campaign ﬁnancial statements. Brodie raised the bulk of his cash from fundraising dinners he holds annually, and spent most of it on advertising, signs and ﬂyers. His largest direct donation was $5,000 from Terminal Forest Products Ltd.
Lee’s largest contributor was himself, anteing up one-third of his total funds, which were largely spent on advertising. Seven of city council’s 17 candidates had ﬁled their statements by press time yesterday, with Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt spending the most so far: $23,809. Half the independent councillor’s spending went to postage, the other half was spent on advertising and signs. She contributed half the cash herself, and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation was her largest donor, contributing $2,500 to the campaign. Of Richmond’s 10 school board candidates, three had ﬁled state-
ments by press time, with trustee Kenny Chiu spending the most: $6,958. Three parties ran candidates in the campaign—Richmond First, Richmond Independent Team of Electors and Richmond Citizens Association. Only RITE has ﬁled so far, disclosing expenses of $12,052, with each of its eight candidates contributing at least $1,000 to the cause. Candidates who ﬁle late, and before April 18, face a $500 ﬁne. Those who don’t ﬁle won’t be permitted to run in the next election and, if applicable, could lose their seat in ofﬁce.
2011 civic election spending For Mayor Malcolm Brodie: $118,021 Richard Lee: $5,750 For Council Evelina Halsey-Brandt: $23,809 Carol Day: $3,915 Harold Steves: $2,500 Linda Barnes: $2,400 Alexa Loo: $1,611 Peter Mitchell: $1,200 Cliff Wei: $0 For Board of Education Kenny Chiu: $6,958 Jonathan Ho: $4,789 Norm Goldstein: $160 –as of Tuesday
6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139
Notice of Public Hearing continued Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/A)”, to permit development of two (2) single family lots. City Contact: Edwin Lee 604-276-4121 Planning and Development BYLAW 8869
Sunday and Statutory Holidays and on June 30, 2014.
ending March 19, 2012, or upon the conclusion of the hearing.
Night market hours of operation shall be 7pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday and 6pm to 11pm on Sunday and Statutory Holidays with the exception that on Saturday during the months of July and August, event hours shall be 7pm to 1am.
• By Fax or Mail: Staff reports and the proposed bylaws may also be obtained by FAX or by standard mail, by calling 604-276-4007 between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, March 9, 2012 and ending March 19, 2012
City Contact: Kevin Eng 604-247-4626 Planning and Development Department TU 11-595782
Participating in the Public Hearing process: The Public Hearing is open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by the proposed bylaw, you may make a presentation or submit written comments at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce by 4 pm on the date of the Public Hearing as follows: • By E-mail: using the on-line form at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/about.htm • By Standard Mail: 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce • By Fax: 604-278-5139, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce
8. Temporary Commercial Use Permit Application (TU 11-595782) Location/s:
8351 River Road and Duck Island (Lot 87 Section 21 Block 5 North Range 6 West Plan 34592) Firework Productions Ltd.
Purpose: To permit a Temporary Commercial Use Permit to allow for the operation of a night market event at 8351 River Road and Duck Island (Lot 87 Section 21 Block 5 North Range 6 West Plan 34592) in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Periods of validity shall be between May 18, 2012 to October 8, 2012 (inclusive), May 17, 2013 to October 14, 2013 (inclusive) and May 16, 2014 to October 13, 2014 (inclusive). Days of operation shall be Friday, Saturday,
How to obtain further information: • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City Website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/agendas/hearings/2012. htm • At City Hall: Copies of the proposed bylaw, supporting staff and Committee reports and other background material, are also available for inspection at the Planning & Development Department at City Hall, between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing March 9, 2012 and
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• Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/ hearings/about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 604-276-4007. • All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone. David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Ofﬁce
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EDITORIAL: Mother Nature drops hint about Garden City lands
n the coming years, there will be plenty of public debate about the vision for the future of the Garden City lands, once the legal issues have been put to bed with the Musqueam Indian band. Many local families would no doubt like to see some public use come from the vast green space, perhaps in the form of parks and athletic fields. But over the course of the last few weeks, Mother Nature has given us a glimpse—you could even say she’s dropped us a big hint—into one possible future for the vast 55-hectare downtown gem of real estate. The recent rains have flooded the Garden City lands, and have transformed the western half into a massive pond where ducks and other wildlife now gather. Wouldn’t a vast body of water, akin to Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon, bring a special element to the property? One teeming with fish, and nurturing
Martin van den Hemel photo Ducks swim in the “lake” that has formed on the Garden City lands.
an eco-system of its own. Imagine a twisting body of water, complete with a fountain, a beach area, and even pedestrian bridges, perhaps an artificial waterfall and an observatory like at the Vancouver Aquarium to
look at the underwater flora and fauna. It could be like Queen Elizabeth Park and Stanley Park all rolled up into one. A water element has certainly added something special to another nearby
park. At Garden City Park, designers did a fabulous job of incorporating water features into the design of the popular children’s playground, as well as the man-made artificial pond that resonate nature and
tranquility year-round. Is this something you’d like to see? If so, let your politicians know, and if there’s enough local support for the idea, it will become a reality in the not-toodistant future.
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ey, do you remember Kevin from across the street?” my brother asked me a few Fridays ago, during a late-night poker game with some of our friends.
“Sure,” I replied. It was only a partial bluff. I did remember him, though I had forgotten about him. It’s been years since our paths crossed. And to be honest, I expected the next sentence out of my brother’s mouth
to be bad news. Call me a pessimist if you must, but I saw a fair share of foster children come and go from that house across the street. Some stayed for a week, some for a month. And some left when they got into trouble. That’s just how it goes sometimes. Kevin was a foster child, too, but he was different. He stayed longer than most, becoming family to my neighbours—one of whom was a social worker—and a friend to all the neighbourhood kids, even though he used to drive a few of us crazy, me in particular. He was prone to making inappropriate comments at the worst possible time—like the time when he yelled at a police ofﬁcer from the passenger window of my car as we drove by. “Why’d you do that?” I asked. “I dunno, I felt like it,” came the reply. Yes, he could be mad-
dening, and no, he didn’t always make the smartest decisions—personally, I make a point of not yelling at law enforcement, but maybe that’s just me. So imagine my surprise when my brother ﬁnished his sentence. “He’s a professional poker player now—Google him.” Turns out my brother was right. Good ol’ Kevin was, in fact, making a living playing cards—and a healthy one at that. Healthy enough, in fact, that after I ﬁgured out how many years I’d have to work at The Peace Arch News to equal what’d he’d made in the last 10 months, I took a second to reconsider my own career path. Then I looked down at my own quickly dwindling stack of chips and realized a World Series of Poker bracelet isn’t likely in my future. But maybe one day it’ll be in Kevin’s. And though poker has its
detractors—those who say it’s not a sport, or that no one should make an honest living by gambling— there’s something to be said for those who play professionally. It takes skill and intelligence, and the ability to read both people at the situation, often running mathematical probabilities and percentages through one’s head in the short time it takes to draw the next card. It also takes guts, and a real killer instinct—the ability to take chances and go all-in even if you’re not 100 per cent sure you’ve got the cards. Quite frankly, it’s not a skill I thought Kevin had. After all, I was standing just outside the sandwich shop where Kevin worked in high school—and where I mooched food for free— the night it was robbed by a man with nothing more than a small paring knife. As soon as the thief made his intentions known,
Kevin—a hulking teenager, who towered over the intruder—bolted for the back door, leaving the thief to ﬁgure out the cash register on his own. At the time, having seen too many Stallone movies, I wondered why he didn’t just take the guy down. Looking back, it was obviously the smartest move he could have made. Gotta know when to fold ’em, too, I guess. Back in my friend’s basement, with my chip stack whittled away to almost nothing, I sat ruing my poor cards. But I also thought again of Kevin. Didn’t make me feel much better about my lost cash, mind you. But I was still happy for him—an awkward but good-hearted lug who made his own luck, even if he wasn’t dealt the best hand in the ﬁrst place. Nick Greenizan is the sports reporter at the Peace Arch News (Black Press).
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City Hall March 15 as part of the 2012 Lulu Series: Art in the City. West is founding director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology, researching alternative construction and design methods—including the use of ﬂexible fabric formwork for the production of reinforced concrete structures. West’s talk is Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. inside council chambers at city hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd. Thomas Jones will present an excerpt from his show, Woody Sed—chronicling the life and times of Woody Guthrie—before the lecture. Seats can be reserved at lulu@ richmond.ca.
true events. Tickets to Friday’s rehearsal are free, but only 50 are available. Call the cultural centre at 604247-8300 for more information. Next week Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive in Vancouver will host the play from March 21 to 31. Tickets, $15 to $20, available in advance through ticketstonight.ca, 604-684-2782 or at the door.
Tightrope Productions is opening the doors to the public on a Friday rehearsal of the company’s newest play. Spinning You Home, written by Sally Stubbs, will be presented at Richmond Cultural Centre March 16 at 7 p.m. Described as a celebration of storytelling, the play tells the story of legendary gold prospector John “Cariboo” Cameron and his child-bride Sophia. The play is set in 1951 and inspired by
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Karate nationals begin Friday in Richmond Five locals to compete among Team BC’s 71 athletes through Sunday at oval by Don Fennell Sports Editor As Karate Canada prepares to hold its annual national championships this weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval, it’s apparent the sport’s future is in good hands. “More and more I see the progress we’re making,” says Nicole Poirier, who this year became the ﬁrst female coach to lead the B.C. high performance team in the 37-year history of Karate BC. “Martial arts in general are very popular, and it’s just a matter of us continuing to grow them. When it comes to spectators, we’ve also been working at that without sacriﬁcing the quality of the art. At the world level they’ve adapted rules to make it more athletic and (appealing) to the eye, with more kicks, take downs and multiple combinations.” As a comTOSHI UCHIAGE petitive athlete, Poirier excelled by winning 20 medals at Canadian championships and golds at both the Pan-American championships and Pan-American Games. It’s a combination of that experience, and an ability to motivate others that appealed to Karate BC ofﬁcials when it came to selecting
a head coach, said Karate BC executive director Dan Wallis. “We’re very proud of Nicole and thrilled she has the interest and time to devote to our team,” he said. “She walks the walk and understands the needs of athletes.” “I’m very honoured to take on the role,” said Poirier. “It’s been a goal of mine for several years and I ﬁnally felt this year I had enough knowledge and strength to take it on. I always turned it down before for fear of not being ready.” Both Poirier and Wallis are pleased with the progress B.C.’s karate elite have made over the course of the last year. B.C. ﬁnished second to Quebec in aggregate points at last year’s championships. While the aggregate formula has been abandoned, Poirier still expects the 71 athletes that will represent the host province at this year’s tournament (Friday through Sunday) to contend for top honours again.
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Sockeyes, Hawks engage in another Tunnel Series Sockeye Sam Chichak and Ice Hawk Spencer Traher renew acquaintances in the Tom Shaw Conference playoff ďŹ nal this week. Don Fennell photo
Richmond-Delta playoff series resumes Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Minoru Arenas by Don Fennell
Judd Lambert doesnâ€™t believe either team has any signiďŹ cant edge. â€œItâ€™s the same for both teams,â€? he says. â€œWeâ€™ve probably played each other upwards of 50 times over the last several years so thereâ€™s obviously a familiarity factor. Players may come or go, but the philosophies of each organization remain the same. Certainly each knows what the other is about and, as always, it comes down to what group wants to win more.â€? Delta general manager Peter Zerbinos agrees. â€œEach game is nervewracking because each team wants to get the win,â€? says Zerbinos. â€œBut itâ€™s also a lot of fun to watch from a spectatorsâ€™ point of view when-
Sports Editor Settle in folks, this could be a good one. And a long one. The top two teams in the PaciďŹ c International Junior Hockey League during the regular season, the Richmond Sockeyes and Delta Hawks were tied at a win apiece heading into Game 3 of their semiďŹ nal playoff series Tuesday at the Ladner Leisure Centre. And like last yearâ€™s playoff series between the teams, which Richmond won with a 3-2 Game 7 win, the 2012 Tunnel Series could be just as lengthy and dramatic. Though Richmond (377-0) ďŹ nished 12 points ahead of Delta (29-11-3-1) during the regular campaign, Richmond coach
ever you get the top two teams playing off. The games are usually close and tight-checking because no one wants to allow the odd-man rush that might lead to the winning goal.â€? Richmond advanced to the Tom Shaw Conference ďŹ nal by defeating the North Vancouver Wolf Pack four games to one, while Delta needed all seven games to edge the North Delta Devils 4-3 in the other conference quarter-ďŹ nal. The Sockeyes took the opener in the best-ofseven playoff with the Ice Hawks 4-2 on home ice Saturday. Ice Hawk Anthony Brito opened the scoring late in the first period, but the Sockeyes took the lead on pair of second-
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â€˘The Aldergrove Kodiaks, fresh from a 4-2 quarter-ďŹ nal playoff series win over the Ridge Meadows Flames, took Game 1 of the Harold Brittain Conference ďŹ nal Monday. The Kodiaks defeated the Abbotsford Pilots 2-1. The Pilots swept the Port Moody Black Panthers in their quarter-ďŹ nal series 4-0. The winners of each conference series will face off for the league championship.
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While regular-season success certainly doesnâ€™t guarantee playoff success, the Richmond Sockeyes had more than their share against the Delta Ice Hawks during the 2011-12 campaign. On their way to ďŹ nishing 12 points up on the second-place Hawks in the Tom Shaw Conference, and the PaciďŹ c International Junior Hockey League overall, the Sockeyes won ďŹ ve of the six meetings between the two teams. Following is a recap of those games. Oct. 13â€”Delta 3 at Richmond 5 Captain Patrick Hunter scored twice, rookie Kevin Kilistoff had two assists, and goalie Jonah Imoo made 35 saves for the Sockeyes. Cody Smith scored twice and Spencer Traher had two assists for the Ice Hawks. Nov. 6â€”Delta 2 at Richmond 3 Clayton Wright, Troy Kaczynski and Carter
Don Fennell photo Richmond Sockeye Jeremy Hamaguchi enjoyed two multiple-point games against the Delta Ice Hawks during the regular season.
Popoff scored for the Sockeyes and goalie Imoo made 26 saves. Glenn Ferguson made 44 saves in net and John Proctor and Anthony Brito each had a goal and an assist for the Ice Hawks. Nov. 22â€”Richmond 5
at Delta 1 Rudi Thorsteinson scored twice, Kyzen Loo had a goal and two assists and Jeremy Hamaguchi had three assists for the Sockeyes, who got 32 saves from goalie Imoo.
Traher, Aaron Merrick and Cody Fidgett scored for the Ice Hawks, who got a 20-save effort from goalie Doug Birks. Dec. 15â€”Delta 1 at Richmond 2 No scoring until the third period, Popoff netted the winner for the Sockeyes at 16:35. Goalie Imoo made 33 saves for the Sockeyes and Alex Ahnert 40 saves for the Ice Hawks. Dec. 20â€”Richmond 2 at Delta 3 The Ice Hawks got two goals from Fidgett and two assists from Brito, while goalie Ahnert made 38 saves. Hamaguchi had a goal and an assist and goalie Kootenay Alder 31 saves for the Sockeyes. Feb. 14â€”Richmond 3 at Delta 1 Thorsteinson scored twice and goalie Alder made 26 saves for the Sockeyes. Ahnert made 28 saves in the Ice Hawks net. -by Don Fennell
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Ravens hosting provincial Peewee hockey ﬁnals
Games begin Sunday at Minoru Arenas The Richmond Ravens Female Hockey Association is proud to be hosting this year’s Peewee BC Hockey Championships March 18 to 22 at Minoru Arenas. This event will feature the top Peewee female hockey players in the province. The host Ravens, along with the Surrey Falcons and North Shore Avalanche, are considered the favourites this year. “I would categorize us as a slight underdog,” said Ravens co-
head coach Tony Lindsay,” but we are deﬁnitely in the hunt. The Avalanche ﬁnished ﬁrst in league play and the Falcons won the play-offs. We ﬁnished a close third in both and are looking forward to meeting both teams in provincials.” Other participants include South Vancouver Island, Prince George, Vernon, and RosslandTrail. The opening ceremonies will be held at Minoru Arenas on Sunday at 7:30, to be followed
by the Ravens game versus the South Vancouver Island at 8 p.m. The Ravens will play the Avalanche on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and faceoff against Surrey at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The top two teams after the round robin will play in the championship game at 8 p.m. on Thursday. All games will be three 20-minute stop time periods, which Lindsay believes will play in the Ravens’ favour. “This is the hardest working team I have ever coached
and we are in great condition,” he said. “We stated at the beginning of the season that we wanted to be known as a team that is always relentless and our players have lived that motto in everything we do. “Quite frankly, we are a very tough team to play against because of our balance and exceptional work rate,” added Likndsay. “The girls are ready and I am very proud of all of them.”
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McMath’s 8s wrap up special hoops season Sports Editor Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats capped a successful ﬁrst year of high school hoops on the weekend, placing third in the provincial Bantam girls’ tournament at Pitt Meadows. The Wildcats rather easily defeated Surrey’s Fraser Heights in the third-place game Saturday, after losing to the North
Shore’s Handsworth Royals 28-22 in Friday’s semiﬁnal. It was the third meeting this season between the Wildcats and Royals, with the teams splitting the previous two. McMath defeated Handsworth 40-36 in the Vancouver and District semis before disposing of the Carson Graham Eagles in the championship game. “I thought if we held (Handsworth) to less than 39 we’d win the game,” said McMath
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sports Jones an all-star, Zawada honourable mention as Wildcats take third From Page 14
“Both teams played well, they just made those few extra shots,” McMath associate coach Nathan Kishi said of Friday’s game against Handsworth. “(Handsworth) is a little taller than us, otherwise I think these are two very even teams. I think this experience was good for them and shows the possibilities that lay ahead.” Two Wildcats received tournament all-star honours. Jessica Jones was chosen to the first team and Jessica Zawada was
The R.A. McMath Wildcats Bantam (Grade 8) girls’ basketball team, coached by Anne GillrieCarre and Nathan Kishi, featured players Claire Reynolds, Julia Wilson, Jessica Jones, Jessica Folk, Mikayla Weissler, Justine McCaskill, Montana Leonard, Claire Siqueira, Jessica Zawada, Ellie Reid, Carmen Milne, Denise Su, Kyra Loat, Hannah Partridge, Stephanie Baron, Ali Burns, Kim German, Bonnie Leung, Delaney McBride and Jessica Tarnate.
an honourable mention, though her 20-plus points in three games suggested she perhaps deserved even greater recognition. Gillrie-Carre, who said this season was one of the most special of her lengthy coaching career, was also impressed by the strong parent support. “There were parents singing and banging on drums at the provincials,” she said. “Lots of others commented on what great fan support we had, and it only added to the experience for our girls.”
FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other beneﬁts that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difﬁcult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.
BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.
The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.
The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.
The government supports seniority but qualiﬁcations must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.
The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.
The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.
The union says that government refuses to negotiate.
There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.
The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.
Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.
The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.
2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.
It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.
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e’ve all been there—looking in frustration at a jam-packed closet, thinking, “I have nothing to wear.” I uttered those very words just last month. So in an attempt to get a head start on my spring cleaning, I decided to reorganize my closet. Cleaning out your closet is about removing emotion and taking a rational look at your clothes. That’s when the “If you haven’t worn it in a year, toss it” rule comes in handy—a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of sentimentalists everywhere. It’s important to prune your wardrobe at least once a year in order to maximize outfit potential and not appear like you’re auditioning for an episode of Hoarders. The closet, after all, is where you start your day. I turned to professional organizer and author of Clutter’s Dirty Secret, Alison Roberts, for tips. As a first step in organizing your wardrobe, she recommends trying everything on while keeping in mind what works for your lifestyle. “It’s not enough just to hold it up and think it will still fit, ” said Roberts. “If necessary, have a friend with you so that he or she can give a more objective opinion. No point hanging on to items that aren’t flattering. Keep the best and fling the rest!”
Go through and get rid of anything ripped, worn out or pilled. I made separate piles for items I wanted to keep, donate or take to the tailors to update for a better fit. There’s the additional option of selling your clothes at a consignment shop or on eBay if you think it may be worth it. For clothes you know you’ll never wear but are emotionally attached to, such as wedding or prom dresses, “archive” them by packing them away elsewhere, like the attic or storage closet. Roberts suggested another option for those difficult-to-let-go items. “Take a picture to remember it by, or write a short paragraph about why you love the item,” said Roberts. “Sometimes those actions will be enough to allow you to let it go. Or think of someone—a friend or family member—that might appreciate the item. Some people feel better knowing that the item is going to someone they know, instead of a stranger.” A good way to get more out of your closet space would be to pack away off-season
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clothing, such as bulky winter coats and heavy sweaters. Hold on to classic pieces that can be worn in the transition from winter to spring, like blazers or simple black skirts. Some of you may be tempted to hang onto items from previous trends in anticipation that they’ll be popular again, but I say only keep the ones which fit into your sense of style. Just because the bohemian look was all the rage a few years back doesn’t mean you’ll want to don that peasant skirt again if the trend re-emerges. Hang necklaces and bracelets off a bulletin board to keep them knot-free. Photo from: thefashionspot.com
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or fade as easily as when kept out in the open. After I finish reorganizing I’m left with two garbage bags full of clothes to donate and ideas on what to find for my wardrobe for the upcoming season. Hopefully you’ll realize you have some great items hidden away in your closet and become inspired to put together amazing new outfits for the warmer months ahead. An external rack is a great alternative for small closets. Photo from: ikea.ca There are a few ways to go about arranging your wardrobe, largely depending on your closet capacity. For those more visuallyinclined, like me, you can sort the clothes by colour. Most of my jackets, dresses, skirts, and tops which can’t be folded, hang on the rack according the colour spectrum, from red through to purple and the neutrals. A more efficient system, though, would be to sort your clothes by work and casual apparel. By separating office and play clothes, you’ll be spending less time coming up with outfits to wear in the morning. For accessories, try to display everything as visibly as possible. Keep belts, hats, scarves and jewelry in see-through containers or hang them on hooks and cork boards—you’re more likely to wear them if they’re in full view. Handbags, especially expensive ones, should be kept in dust bags and stuffed with cardboard, tissue paper, or even old T-shirts to help them keep their shape while they sit in your closet for a long period of time. For shoes, they’d ideally be in the box they came in, with a picture or description on the outside for easy reference once stacked. By being in a breathable container, leather shoes won’t crack
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Scrubb MVP in university basketball Richmond’s Philip Scrubb capped a dream season by leading the Carleton Ravens to the Canadian university men’s basketball championship this weekend in Halifax. The sophomore guard, who was
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OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed rebcclassified.com sume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.
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This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Deadline for applications is: March 16, 2012
HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com
OWNER OPS WITH A TLS
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Join our growing team. We have the following positions available in our Surrey location:
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SALES COORDINATOR Primary responsibilities include: inside sales, shipping and receiving, sales support and administration for the branch, inventory control, and pricing. Previous experience in the survey and construction industry would be an asset. As the exclusive Topcon Dealer in Western Canada, we are the best choice for GPS, Lasers, Total Stations, Machine Control Automation, GIS, and supplies. Brandt Tractor is a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling (306) 791-8923. Email resume indicating position title and location to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (306) 791-5986.
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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Beneﬁts offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org
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CASALINGA Food Service located at 3847 Kingsway Burnaby, BC, is looking to hire a Executive Chef (Noc.6241), Permanent, F/T, shift, overtime, weekend, $20.00 dollars per hour, ASAP, Completion of College, 3 years exp. speak English. Specialties: Canadian, International, Italian, European, Vegetarian, Food Preparation, Specific Skills: Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities, estimate food requirements, estimate food and labour costs, prepare and cook meals and specialty foods including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerance. Please send you resume at email@example.com
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All Ages, All Ethnicities
Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
PropertyStarsJobs.Com An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051
SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-568-1327 www.southrock.ca Surdel Party Rentals & Sales Inc. needs 1 PERM FT MARKETING MANAGER ($23/hr) to establish distribution, conduct market research, explore new market, assist in product & service development, and direct marketing strategies. A diploma/degree combined with at least three years of relevant experience required. Fluent English and Chinese highly valued. Send resume email@example.com
UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!
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HOME STAY FAMILIES
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EXP RECEPTIONIST req’d for Richmond financial firm. Data entry an asset Fax resume 604-273-3875
CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.
MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.
GRINDER Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.
HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.email@example.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com
SKILLED Labourer: Must have knowledge of water pump equipment and installation of water pump equipment. Must thrive working in a fast paced environment and willing to go the extra mile. Must have access to a vehicle. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
REWARDING CAREERS ARE NEVER HANDED TO YOU. AT CDI COLLEGE, WE’LL HELP YOU EARN ONE. CDI College has been helping people like you launch successful careers for more than four decades. Choose from over 50 market-driven programs in Business, Art &
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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to email@example.com
DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.
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DRAGON FOOD Equipment Inc. is looking for a permanent ELECTRIC WELDER urgently in Richmond, $26/hr with WCB, 37.5 hrs/wk. Must be skillful in welding machine and flame-cutting equipment operation with min 5 years of welding exp. Must speak Mandarin/Cantonese. Please fax: 604-276-2310 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).
Volunteer Training For Hospice / Palliative Care starts April 17th Call 604-279-7140 for more information or registration Richmond Hospice Assn.
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MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
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SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
LAWN CUT, power raking, aerating, fertilizing, gardening, hedge trimming & yard clean-up. Senior discount, 25% off. 604-773-0075
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs
BATHROOM RENOVATIONS new toilet, sink, bath tub, tiles. Best price, finest quality. 778-321-0309
ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
(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
1ST CALL Plumbing, heating, gas, licensed, insured, bonded. Local, Prompt and Prof. 604-868-7062
Bathrooms, Kitchens Additions, Carpentry Work, Painting. Refs.
Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber
Spruce Bay Construction
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.
CONCRETE & PLACING
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN?
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
Furnace Boilers, Hot Water Tanks Hot Water Heat, Plumbing Jobs. Furnace cleaning Excellent price for h-w tanks
604-507-4606 or 604-312-7674
Kids and Adults Needed Kids and Adults Needed Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.
Call JR 604-247-3712 or email us at email@example.com Route Boundaries Number of Papers 14903072 14903051 14903073 14903050 14903070 14903063 14903089 14903071 14903076 14903064 14203135 14201154 14901020 14202262 14202041 14202045 14202023 14201121 14201126 14901209 14901175 14901216 14901214 14201115 14203244
Forsyth Cres Gamba Dr, Nicolle Pl, Tucker Ave Gibbons Dr, Tifﬁn Cres 5000 and 6000 Blk No 1 Rd Cornwall Dr, Pl, Crt Clematis Dr, Coltsfoot Dr, Larkspur Ave, Mariposa Crt 4000 blk River Rd (between No 1 & McCallan) Forsyth Cres, 4000 Blk Westminster Hwy 5000 blk Gibbons Dr, Westminster Hwy Riverdale Dr Fairdell Cres 5000 blk Williams Rd 2000blk River Rd, 2000 blk Westminster hwy 4000 Blk Francis Rd Mahood Dr Geal Rd, Groat Ave 9000 Blk No 1 Rd, Pendlebury Rd Gander Crt, Dr, Pl, St. Johns Pl Cornerbrook Cres, St Brides Crt, Pl, St Vincents Crt, Pl Comstock Rd 7000 Blk No 2 Rd Donald, Grandy, Udy Chatsworth, Cheviot Springthorne Cres Bairdmore Cres
47 60 66 62 115 115 23 59 38 50 64 71 40 20 48 49 88 63 61 77 65 79 45 79 42
Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesdays and Fridays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.
Call Roya 604-247-3710 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Papers
Catalina Cres, Lancaster Cres, Miller Rd (Burkeville)
Wellington Cres (Burkeville)
8000 Blk No 4 Rd
2000 blk Shell Rd, River Dr
8000 Blk of Railway Ave
Cormorant Crt, Steveston Hwy
Seagrave Rd, Seaton Crt,Pl, Rd, Seavale Rd
6000-8000 Blk of No 5 Rd
8000 Blk Saunders Rd
Hollymount Dr, Hollymount Gate
10000 Blk of No 4 Rd
Bisset Dr , Bisset Pl
Ainsworth Cres, Moddocks Rd
Dennis Cres, Pl, Wilkinson Rd
9500-10800 Block Shell
Bamberton Crt, Dr, Barkerville Crt, Manning Crt
Gardencity Rd, Pigott Dr, pigott Rd
9000 Blk of No 3 Rd
8000 Blk of Williams Rd
Lucas Rd, Minler Rd, Mirabel Crt
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service
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FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481
MUST MOVE - looking for a home for my min Schnauzer “Max” - will pay for food & offer vacation relief. (604)340-1920
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
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CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
PET WEEK OF THE
“BUCK” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!
“BUCK”, ID#260573, NM, RUSSIAN-BLUE, 2YRS 1WK
5431 NO. 3 RD. 604-276-2254
HOUSES FOR SALE
1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.
RICHMOND Ironwood. Reno’d 2 bdrm gr/lvl ste, nr all amens, avail Apr1st, ns/np, $925 incl utils, cable, & net. 604-377-6665, 604-916-0462 RICHMOND, nr #2/Westminster. 1 Bdrm, sep entry. Immed. $750 incl utils. No w/d, np/ns. 604-319-7648 RICHMOND. Spacious, 1 bdrm, private, bsmt suite. 4 appls, storage, lndry, fenced yrd, parking. N/P. April 1. $775/mo. 604-833-2103
1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230
Richmond Steveston Hwy. across from Ironwood Mall. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths. Cozy & clean. Laundry rm. Nr all amenits. Avail May 1. N/S N/P. $1500 incl utils. 604-721-3022.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.
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RICHMOND EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581
QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’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
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
MISC. FOR SALE
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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
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ROOM & BOARD
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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
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MATTRESSES staring at $99
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
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PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA
STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.
TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100
CONCRETE CONDO in Central Rmd: 700 sqft, 1 bdrm, den & balcony; amenities (indoor pool, gym, sauna, club house) underground parking & storage; $1400/month. 604-339-3719.
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 email@example.com
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
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
PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.
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he contributions of women to Richmond were saluted at The Richmond Review’s 19th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards held at the Radission Hotel Vancouver Airport on Friday, March 9.
Winners were named in ﬁve categories, with Richmond East MLA Linda Reid winning in the community category, Denise Coutts in sports, Tiffany Kirk in business, Adrienne Moore in arts and Maggie Kong came away as winner in the youth category. Olive Bassett and Jennifer Larsen were acknowledged for their 100 years of combined volunteer work in the community with the Pioneer award and a standing ovation. The Ethels has raised more than $200,000 for local women’s charities, including primary beneﬁciary Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence.
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nesses with once again showing their support for a worthy cause. “The Richmond Review is proud of our long history in our community which goes above and beyond just reporting the news. In our 80 years we believe we have become part of the social fabric of the community,” she said.
“We want to congratulate all the nominees and winners for making Richmond the wonderful place it is to live, work and play.” The Ethels, named in honour of Ethel Tibbits, who was the editor and publisher of The Richmond Review back in the 1930s, is held each year during Internation-
al Women’s Week. The bulk of the proceeds from the event support Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence. Proceeds also support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre and the Ethel Tibbits Scholarship Fund.
Brenda Bartley-Smith Diversity and versatility are at the core of much of what goes on at Richmond Fire-Rescue. As ﬁrst responders, ﬁre crews must be prepared to deal with a variety of potential challenges, from helping stabilize people injured in car accidents to executing high angle rescues in a burning building. And so ﬁreﬁghters must be light on their feet, and ready to react to various scenarios, with the proper equipment at hand to execute what needs to be done. In much the same way, accountant Brenda Bartley-Smith must have a well-rounded understanding of the inner workings at the multi-faceted ﬁre department in order to properly allocate the funding resources. In her role as an accountant for the Law and Community Safety department at City Hall, she looks after budgets and cost control, with Richmond Fire-Rescue being among her responsibilities. “The work is very rewarding because I realize that it makes such a difference to the citizens and the community of Richmond,” says Bartley-Smith. Having been with the City of Richmond for the past 13 years, Bartley-Smith credits her success this way: “I work with the end result of safety for the citizens and the community in mind, which makes everything worthwhile.” Brenda Bartley-Smith, a nominee in the Community category at this Year’s Ethel Tibbits Awards, has served on Richmond Nature Park Society’s volunteer Board of Directors since 1995 and has been president of the board since 2001. During her time working with the society, Bartley-Smith, a CMA, has led the park through difﬁcult ﬁnancial times, while always promoting education and a love and respect of nature. Working as the public face of the society, Brenda has fostered a successful relationship between the Richmond Nature Park Society and the City of Richmond, leading to many successes including a new public art program, as well as an award-winning wildlife garden. Contributing thousands of hours of her own time, Brenda Bartley-Smith has been instrumental in shaping Richmond Nature Park’s success and growth.
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Olive Bassett and Jennifer Larsen are Pioneer winners It was a doubly great ending to the 19th annual Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards on Friday afternoon, as Olive Bassett and Jennifer Larsen were acknowledged for their decades of volunteer work in the community with the Pioneer award and a standing ovation. A volunteer in Richmond since the 1970s, and a champion for those with mental health issues, Larsen earned high praise from her peers for her dedication and hard work. Bassett recalled how her first volunteer job was folding newspapers back in the 1930s for then Richmond Review publisher and editor Ethel Tibbits, after whom the Ethels are named. In a video produced
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Lynda Terborg As a realtor, Lynda Terborg’s job is to assist in making family moves safe, successful and as stress free as possible. Whether her clients are moving up, downsizing, or making that all important first home purchase Lynda is with them every step of the way. Her extensive experience, coupled with partner Macey ter Borg’s commitment and their assistant Norma Chan’s tenacious attention to detail makes this an
Linda Reid wins Community Award First elected as an MLA in 1991, Linda Reid has spent much of the past two decades helping community members and groups achieve their goals. She became a language therapist, teacher and school administrator at the Richmond School District after graduating from University of B.C., and routinely goes above and beyond to help others. Also nominated for the Community Award were: • Ahlay Chin—mental health interpreter who has championed mental health advocacy since 1994 as founder of Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada. • Arlene Kroeker— former food columnist who bridged the gap between Richmond’s eateries and the larger community. • Bal Sahota—founder of Lasting M.A.G.I.C. which helps provide sup-
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Rob Newell photo Maggie Kong accepts her Ethel Tibbits Award for Youth as Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis looks on.
Maggie Kong wins Ethel Tibbits Youth Award An excellent student and leader who has a passion for volunteerism, Maggie Kong is the chair of Financial Literacy for Youth. An inspirational ﬁgure among her peers, she’s volunteered with many groups, including the Interact Club, Richmond Student Leadership Conference and Zenith in Action competition. “She is an avid volunteer, leader and a true role model for the youth of today,” wrote her nominator. The other nominees were: • Amy Li—an honour roll student who is involved in numerous extra-curricular activities at A.R. MacNeill Secondary School and has emerged as a leader. • Amy Tso—president and founder of the school’s World Vision club, she excels in the International Baccaelaureate program. • Andrea Banzon—a young performer, volunteer and community organizer who wears many hats, she was honoured as an outanding youth with a City of
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Tiffany Kirk wins Ethel Tibbits Business Award A student at the University of B.C. and an entrepreneur, Tiffany Kirk runs Four Shapes Training, which focuses on physical fitness for women. Formerly a competitive dancer, she gives presentations in local schools in which she shows young girls they can be any shape they want through regular fitness and healthy eating.
The Children’s Art Festival ﬁlled the Richmond Arts and Cultural Centre and Library last month with lots of fun and learning through art in all it’s many forms. Many thanks for the grant from the Al Kronier Endowment Fund held at the Richmond Community Foundation. Congratulations to the organizers, teachers and participants in this exciting event.
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Patricia Cruz I am the founder/owner of Always There For You Home and Health Care Services Inc. I am committed to the cause of home care in British Columbia and have worked for 20 years for seniors. My degree in psychology allows me to match each client’s needs and personality with the strengths of a speciﬁc caregiver, making certain that they are psychologically compatible and that the caregiver best suited to the client’s needs is the one chosen. Always There For You began in a basement suite with one nurse, two caregivers, two cleaners, and two handymen. Thirteen years later, we have grown to become one of the largest home care agencies in Richmond with 80 awesome workers all of them sharing the same core values and love for seniors. When a senior becomes an ATFY client, they are welcomed into the ATFY family. ATFY is devoted to improving the lives of our clients by providing support for their independence, growth, security, and well-being. We offer a holistic approach to home care, caring for the body, mind and spirit of our clients by providing them with a wide range of services, from companionship to cooking and cleaning to handyman services and now Moving, assisting our seniors to move from their homes to facilities as easy and safe as possible. We provide a lot of community information in our ofﬁce on 2nd Avenue in Steveston. Free seminars are offered every month on different topics to help seniors and their children. Parenting your Parents seminar is offered the last Tuesday of every month. Facebook, ChairYoga class designed for our clients’ overwhelmed children. We have several regular yearly events as well. Every July 1st, seniors are given transportation by ATFY volunteers to watch the Steveston Parade and after the parade ends, we provide a free lunch for all seniors in the community. On October 1st, ATFY celebrates the International Seniors Day and all seniors in the community are invited to the “Happy 80s Party.” Besides these ofﬁcial ATFY events, many of our employees volunteer at the Senior Link events, such as the Pink Tulip Tea event in May, the Out Town trip, The BBQ and Xmas event. Senior Link Independent Living Society publishes a quarterly newsletter that helps numerous isolated seniors ﬁnd resources in the community. Today Senior Link has well over 200 members and is engaged with the local senior community in numerous ways. ATFY still sponsors the newsletter and supports the organization in numerous other ways. ATFY also sponsors 12 orphans from various impoverished communities through the SOS Children charity. What are the future plans for ATFY? To continue working whole hardheartedly for the seniors in our community, and to help the Richmond workers make their dreams come true. What does all this bring to myself... the joy of going to bed every night feeling good in the knowledge that I am making a difference in people lives. Always There For You Home and Health Care Services Suite 100 12031 2nd Ave., Richmond, BC V7E3L6
604-271-4427 • www.atfy.ca
Rob Newell photo Tiffany Kirk, a student at UBC who runs her own physical ﬁtness company Four Shapes Training, was selected in the business category.
Sister Cecilia Hudec Sister Cecilia Hudec of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax is based at Richmond’s St Joseph the Worker church. Helping and building awareness in the wider community where there is an obvious need, and looking further to uncover hidden requirements is at the heart of so much she has accomplished. The Richmond Poverty Response Committee, Extreme Weather Shelter at St Alban and Faith Communities Housing Committee are some local organizations she has assisted with her work. Sister Hudec has been working at the Extreme Weather Shelter for 3 years and is in her second year as Co-Chair with Victor Farmer. When weather is below 0 degrees, the 16 bed overnight shelter for homeless men and women opens at Richmond’s St Alban’s Anglican Church. A nourishing supper and breakfast are also served. Donations for this program from members of the community are needed and can be sent to: The Extreme Weather Shelter in care of St Alban’s Church. Formerly with the Faith Communities Housing Committee as chair for 5 years, Sister Hudec worked with the local RCMP to do the homeless count last year “while most of the homeless prefer to remain below the radar, we were able to find over 50 people without proper shelter living in Richmond. There is a need” said Sister Hudec “and we were able to bring this to the attention of our City officials.” At the Richmond Poverty Response Committee for the past 7 years, Sister Hudec is part of a group that always asks: “What is falling through the cracks? Children? Transportation? Food? Housing?” “The questions and their answers keep us on track to do the most good” she explained “acknowledging poverty and need is vital and trying to help is satisfying. Seeing the need, examining it honestly, looking deeply to uncover yet further need and then addressing it in a respectful way is what needs to happen” Not only individuals, but by extension families and ultimately the whole community benefit when fundamental needs are addressed. This profile of Sister Hudec is sponsored by Richmond’s Touchstone Family Association.
Touchstone 604 279-5599 www.touchstonefamily.ca
The other nominees were: • Christen Haines— a Steveston merchant with a generous mandate, she's the owner of kids clothing consignment store Kid Supply which helps many low-income local families. • Glenda Harrison— founder of Salon Diva, she's an exceptional hairsylist who volunteers talents to breast cancer and a variety of other causes. • Janice Triffon— a Jazzercise group fitness instructor, she has helped raise more than $55,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Founation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, SPCA and Richmond Food Bank. • Jody Copple—a Richmond realtor, she firmly believes in giving back, and has participated in fundraisers that have collected more than $30,000 for the B.C. Cancer Agency. • Kim Kendrick—as the owner of Nurse Next Door in Richmond, she has a passion for helping people, and now operates one of the fasted growing locations in the company's history • Mary Jensen— she opened her photography studio in Richmond in 1986 and is considered an excellent communicator and educator who has made signifcant contributions to her professional association.
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Adrienne Moore wins Ethel Tibbits Award for Arts A champion of the arts for decades, Adrienne Moore realized the power of the arts to inspire while teaching at a school in Ireland. While she retired from teaching in 1997, she developed an arts program for children with special needs. Nominees: • Dawn Ewen—an accomplished ballet performer and choreographer, she’s a teacher at the Gateway Theatre Academy for the performing arts. • Elsa Rojas-Marquez—a performer and promoter of Latin music, she helps fundraiser for non-proﬁt groups and is known for her artistic ﬂair and personality. • Tara Nakano—an
Rob Newell photo Adrienne Moore (left) receives her award from presenter Lynda Terborg.
advocate for the arts who has volunteered at arts festivals, tutored children and served as the volunteer videogra-
pher at gala events. • Ying Wang—the founder and artistic director of the Richmond International Film and
Media Arts Festival, she brought her vision to quickly grow the event from its grass roots origins.
Denise Coutts wins in Sports Despite having to deal with the daily struggle of life with ulcerative colitis, Denise Coutts hasn’t allowed that to slow her down. She’s a champion of sports, and is incredibly active in the volunteer community. She has served on a staggering number of sport committees including Basketball BC, Squash BC, Badminton BC and BC Disability Sports. Nominees: • Bev Oldham—an active volunteer in the sports community since 1970, she serves on the Richmond Curling Club’s board of directors. • Casey Rodusek— as referee in chief for Richmond Ravens Female Hockey Association for the past six years, she’s described as independent, trustworthy, local and a good role model. • Val Skelly— organized a world record attempt for the longest hockey game by rallying together 40 women and raised $200,000 for Cystic Fibrosis
For more than 25 years, the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) has teamed up with other like-minded progressive agencies in supporting people with disabilities participate in the community and improve their quality of life. Brandy Cook, due to a spinal cord injury 17 years ago, knows firsthand about the critical work the RCD does to empower Richmondites who have disabilities. “Since I was injured over 17 years ago, I have had amazing support from my family. Back when spinal cord injury was not really well known, or spoken of, they rallied around me and helped me make the transition into the community,” Cook said. Now a married mother of a two-year old boy, Cook lives in a home she’s always dreamed of. When Cook is ready to participate fully in her life and the community, RCD plays a crucial role in enabling her to create a better life for herself. The support she received from the centre helps her to form a bigger dream. “This is where the RCD is great; people can have that transition time and get the support they need when it is so crucial. They are about self determination, skills building and take control of your life. I am happy to be part of the team.” RCD works closely with the City of Richmond’s Community Services, and a number of people in the community who have a disability, to build an accessible, inclusive and resilient society.
Richmond Centre for Disability 604-232-2404 www.rcdrichmond.org
Denise Coutts (centre) receives her award from Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis and editor Bhreandáin Clugston.
Lisa Oppenheim For a teacher, there’s nothing more special than watching a young student gain self conﬁdence and grow in their abilities. Lisa Oppenheim opened StageCoach Theatre Arts School in Richmond in 2010, after ﬁrst getting involved in 2006 as a drama teacher with the largest performing arts network of its kind in the world, boasting 600 schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with 20 more in Canada and the United States. “It is incredibly rewarding to watch the gradual transformation of our students over time—often into bold and caring young leaders,” she said. “They not only learn skills in the performing arts, but perhaps more importantly, they learn to tap into the wealth of their imaginations to tackle whatever challenges may come their way.” 4071 Francis Road, Inside St. Anne’s Anglican Church
Lisa Oppenheim, Principal
Jody is very honored to be among the 2012 Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award nominees and would like to congratulate all fellow nominees and award winners. She is proud to be listed alongside such an extensive and diverse list of inspiring Richmond women who have all contributed greatly to making Richmond a true community and one of the best places to live in the lower mainland and in her opinion all of Canada. Originally from Montreal, Jody moved to Richmond 35 years ago to raise her family. Her career in real estate spans over 25 years and she is still very passionate about helping people from all walks of life find the perfect home, from first time home buyers, to families looking to up size, to empty nesters looking to simplify. Her approach is fact-based and client focused, which has sustained her 25 plus years in the business and in 2009 earned her the Macdonald Realty Realtor of the Year award. In her spare time Jody enjoys participating in the community by attending classes at the Steveston Community centre including being a long term participant in the Sun Run in-training program. She also believes that being part of a community involves giving back, whether it is time or money, Jody believes each and every one of us has something to offer. Since its inception 8 years ago, Jody has participated in the 60k Weekend Walk to End Breast Cancer and with great support from the community, raised close to $50,000. 2011 was the last year for the walk in Vancouver and Jody hopes to continue her fundraising for this very worthwhile cause by doing the 60K walk in Montreal this summer. In addition, Jody has been involved with the Richmond-Vancouver Walk for ALS from 2009-2011 and is now putting her volunteer efforts into helping the senior community in Richmond.
MACDONALD REALTY WESTMAR 604.818.7957 www.jodycopple.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Remembering Ethel Tibbits Namesake of awards knew how to ‘get people riled up’
Ethel Tibbits joined The Richmond Review in 1932.
Brenda Brumwell Brenda J. Brumwell spends her days bringing her patients back to the audible world. Brumwell, a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, manages Expert Hearing Solutions on No. 2 Road in Richmond, in business since 2008. There, Brenda performs hearing tests, prescribes hearing aids and counsels patients through hearing loss and prevention. This isn’t Brenda’s ﬁrst career in the medical profession; she is a former chiropractor who has the experience, listening skills and patience to provide a deeper understanding of hearing loss and its care. The aspect she enjoys most about her practice is the “ability to watch the dramatic effects of aided hearing on patients and their families”. She also enjoys the rich life stories many of her patients share with her, feeling they can truly be heard. Brenda J. Brumwell, DC HIP Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner 164 - 8180 No. 2 Road 604-271-4327 www.experthearingsolutions.com
Congratulations to the nominees of this year’s Ethel Tibbits Awards.
YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!
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Newspaper editors don’t get remembered for writing editorials such as “government did the right thing in cutting taxes.” In the long run, it’s editors who showed an incredible amount of courage in ﬁghting against injustices, sometimes even those supported by a majority of public opinion, that are remembered. While Ethel Tibbits has been memorialized as the namesake of Richmond’s women of distinction awards, she will be always remembered for far more than that. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941, the Canadian government ordered the internment of Canadians of Japanese descent. Many Japanese-Canadians, including those who had fought for Canada in the First World War, were forcibly removed from Steveston to internment camps in the B.C. Interior. “In this demand are they really considering public safety, or are they merely seizing upon this situation as an opportunity to oust from their midst a people whose presence they have long resented? Is their cry of patriotism or of prejudice?” Before joining The Richmond Review, Tibbits (nee Burnett) had worked as a reporter for The Province, and came out to Richmond and married Orland Delos Tibbits on Dec. 25, 1926. “On Christmas Day, Mr. Tibbits carried her down to the church on Blundell just east of their house; they were married and then he carried her home again,” recalled Connie (Gibbard) Ezart in a 1982 letter to The Richmond Review. In 1932, she started working at the new paper, then owned by W.R. Carruthers. Within the year, she purchased the paper and continued to write most of the content that went into it. This is how Ethel Tibbits introduced herself to readers when the paper expanded to become The Marpole-Richmond Review on June 22, 1934: “The editor and owner—we have to apologize for being a woman. Yes, we know the position would carry more weight if ﬁlled by a man, but it so happens we cannot qualify on that ground and you will have to take us as we are. No, we are not fair, fat and forty—we are long skinny and forty-ﬁve....
“Our politics? We fear we are decidedly C.C.F. (the forerunner of the NDP)—until you can show us something better. Our policy is a ceaseless endeavour for something better in government than that which we now have now; and that job is plenty big enough to have any editorial staff on its toes for the next few years.” Her husband worked as circulation manager, and they ran the business at her husband’s store, Blundell Grocery, located at the corner of Railway and Blundell. “She was an active woman,” Meda Alcock, who lived kitty corner to the Tibbits, told The Richmond Review in 2002. Next to the store was a barn, chicken house and the house where the Tibbits lived. Tibbits was often seen in her favourite outﬁt: shirt, overalls and a hat. “She was a newspaperwoman from the get-go,” Alcock said. “She knew this island from the word go.” Tibbits distinguished herself as an editor to be reckoned with from her ﬁrst day at the paper. The economist John Maynard Keynes once wrote that “words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking,” and Tibbits took Keynes’ words to heart, writing hardhitting, intelligent and incisive editorials week after week. It was the darkest days of the Depression, and her writings explored the daunting issues of the day. She criticized the big banks, who boasted of proﬁts while many citizens struggled to get by. She offered insightful analysis of global trends, such as the mechanization of the workplace, and the resulting losses of labour-related jobs. And she expressed her doubts, in a 1933 editorial titled “European War-Pot Bubbling Again,” that England would be able to stay out of it. “It is questionable if her neighbours are to mix again in a hairpulling contest, if she can keep aloof,” she wrote. But her greatest achievement was a series of editorials she wrote in early 1942, criticizing proposals to intern B.C.’s JapaneseCanadian residents. “I remember her being with my parents and discussing this,” said Harold Steves, whose parents protested the internment. Her editorials were conversational in tone, but her arguments and analysis were clearly thought out. She was frustrated by the status quo and, like many of her day, expressed fatigue with the “old parties,” the Conservatives and Liberals. “Their system has outlived itself,” she wrote. With the birth of the CCF in the early 1930s, she was skeptical at ﬁrst, but eventually embraced the new party’s (later the NDP) philosophy whole-heartedly, eventually devoting many of her editorials to the ﬂedgling party.
When a letter writer criticized the CCF for trying to get their hands on people’s money, she wrote: “Somebody, we agree, has had his hand in the pockets of Canadians for some time now. The farmers money, for example...the Canadian workers...” Tibbits was also an active part of the Richmond community and helped establish the Richmond Christmas Fund. Christine (Teeney) McKinney remembers Tibbits’ editorials and the response they provoked in her family. “My dad used to get so mad at her he wouldn’t buy her paper,” McKinney told The Richmond Review in 2002. “But he’d take it out of somebody else’s mailbox.” Tibbits’ hair was often messed up, sticking straight up, and she had a reputation for being a “bit queer sometimes,” McKinney said. Many didn’t like her, she said, but McKinney wasn’t one of them. “She was a great old girl. I liked her a lot. She’d get people riled up.” “Ethel was a taller than average woman, slim and a little gangly looking,” recalled John E. Bouchard, who was one of the neighbourhood kids who used to pass by the Tibbits’ store. “Her voice was deep for a female and rather monotone. She was often asked to sing at gatherings and sang in a contralto voice. ‘I Love You Truly’ was a favourite at weddings. “She was a serious person that did not outwardly show a lot of affection but she did take every opportunity, where she could, to offer a helping hand. She was a socialist and a feminist.” Tibbits was born in Walters Falls, Ont., but was taken West as an infant and given her early education in the rural school of Pomeroy, Manitoba, and later her parents came out to Nanton, Alberta. Tibbits stayed at The Richmond Review until 1948, and in 1953 her book, titled On to the Sunset: The Lifetime Adventures of a Spirited Pioneer, was published. The book is her recollection of her father’s life and his journey following the path of the Canadian frontier as it spread west in the 1800s. The book was later reprinted by Fifth House Publishers. Although Tibbits received a letter in 1957 from Ryerson Press, her ﬁrst publisher, to write another book, it appears she never did. Her husband died in 1946 and, in 1956, she married John Woolstone, a violinist and music teacher. The Woolstones used to travel to hospitals to entertain the sick. They moved to a home on McCallan Road. She died in 1960, and had no children. “I think the paper was her world,” said Alcock, who worked at the paper for three years under Tibbits. “There’s no two ways about that. She had the store... she didn’t care a hoot about it.”
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Hon. Linda Reid, MLA
Linda Reid has been the MLA in Richmond East since 1991. She is currently the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Rob Newell photo Parveneh Farajollahi receives a scholarship from Richmond Community Foundation’s Sylvia Gwozd.
“It is about the girls and women in our lives. My heartfelt congratulations to all the Ethel Tibbits recipients and nominees.”
Ethels scholarship winner announced Parveneh Farajollahi is the recipient of the 2012 Ethel Tibbits Scholarship, which will help her to enrol in courses as she pursues work in the customer service ﬁeld. Farajollahi came to Canada from Iran in 2006, and has volunteered more than 300 hours for the Rich-
mond Women's Resource Centre where she has forged friendships and become part of the family. She says the scholarship will help make her dream of being ﬁnancially and economically independent possible. The Ethel Tibbits endowment fund, established by The Rich-
mond Review through the Richmond Community Foundation, provides scholarships to women in support of life transitions. The scholarship is designed to assist women who require support due to family commitments, to upgrade their education and/or job skills.
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Denise Halfyard When a person does something they truly love, it’s evident in the quality of their work. So it should be no surprise that Denise Halfyard feels fortunate to have made a career from something she’s so passionate about. An accomplished ﬂoral designer, event decorator and a First Nations business owner, Halfyard founded Halfyard Designs, a Richmond-based business which specializes in weddings, galas and other special events, including the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards for the past two years. Halfyard is ﬂuent in her craft: “Whatever you can imagine, we can create.” For the past four years, Halfyard has provided complimentary consultations by appointment only. She doesn’t believe in offering packages, as she’s not a fan of the cookie-cutter approach to design. In addition to custom ﬂoral, Halfyard Designs can take care of everything from delivery and set-up to decor removal so her clients are free to enjoy the event itself. “I do what makes me happy. I think if you are happy in what you do for a living, you will be successful,” said Halfyard, who was acknowledged with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the B.C. Aboriginal Business awards this year.
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Women in the RCMP IN 1974, 32 WOMEN MADE MOUNTIE HISTORY WHEN THEY WERE HIRED AS THE FIRST-EVER FEMALE RCMP CONSTABLES.
The RCMP recruits people from all walks of life. In fact, there’s never been a better time to apply. Due to retirements, the addition of new units such as the Emergency Response Team, and the addition of new detachments in growing The “Troop 17” women wore the traditional red communities, the demand for ofﬁcers has increased. They plan to train hundreds of cadets serge with a skirt, high heels and a hand clutch as they kissed the bible and signed their names. each year. In previous years, 24% of new recruits have been women. A presiding ofﬁcer welcomed them to the force Who are they looking for? People driven and wished them good luck. by core values – honesty, integrity, compassion, Since then, women have made considerable respect, accountability, and common sense. progress. In1981, the ﬁrst female was Of those who apply and write the aptitude test, promoted to corporal and the ﬁrst female 1 out of 8 successfully moves along to Depot served in the Musical Ride. The ﬁrst female for 24 weeks of training. Physical ﬁtness is served in a foreign post in 1987 and three an important aspect, deemed necessary to years later, the ﬁrst female was appointed cope with the long hours and shift work and, detachment commander. In quick succession, while the work is demanding, it’s more about the ﬁrst female ofﬁcers were commissioned, ﬁtness than muscles. Various backgrounds appointed Assistant Commissioner, Deputy and vocations are an asset, especially when Commissioner, and in 2006, Beverley Busson was appointed the ﬁrst female Commissioner of considering the role of an undercover operator. A career with the RCMP offers many the RCMP. Commissioner Busson was one of avenues. A person can reinvent themselves the 32 women in “Troop 17”. several times over during their career with With over 130 years of tradition and opportunities ranging from general duty to service, the RCMP is Canada’s national police forensic services, VIP/Diplomatic Protection service and they recognize the signiﬁcant to Drug Investigation, Aboriginal policing to contributions women have made to them over Economic crime. The job possibilities for the years, serving as wives, public servants, regular, civilian, or public service members civilian members and as regular members. are numerous and for those women who want Today, of the total 26,921 force members in all a challenging and exciting career, making a categories of the RCMP, 36.5% are female. In difference in their community, there’s no better Richmond, 55 women represent the total of 217 time than now to apply. ofﬁcers, showing 25% of total strength. They For more information, visit the website also represent a cross section of ethnic groups at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca and click on and a variety of rank levels, with four sergeants, career/recruiting. ﬁve corporals, and 46 constables.
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Although a relatively new sport, it has recently been short listed for inclusion in the Olympic Games!
Sport Climbing competitions are held on artificial structures around the world. From fun, recreational, local comps to the World Cup, sport climbing events welcome participants of all abilities and experience levels.
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skills without the fear of injury, it is the perfect place for beginners.
tIt can be a good starting point for those who are new in the Climbing world. Practicing certain moves and developing their
tSport Climbing culture promotes inclusiveness, community and lifelong participation.
Sport Climbing is a real metaphor for life’s obstacles which will help improve self-esteem, self-reliance and provides opportunities to acquire some of the 40 developmental assets that are critical to successful, happy adulthood.
tYouth Participants can develop physical literacy in the areas of balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness.
It is a great addition to any fitness routine.
tSport Climbing is low impact, uses body weight as resistance and requires use of many core and stabilizing muscles.
tIt provides a full-body workout, developing the climber’s strength, stamina, and flexibility in every climb.
with other forms of climbing where the anchors must be placed while climbing.
tIt is one of the safest styles of Climbing. Sport routes are equipped with fixed anchor points, reducing the fear associated
Participation in Sport Climbing Worldwide is on the rise. Here are some reasons why more and more people are getting into sport climbing:
It is a style of climbing where form, technical (or gymnastic) ability and strength are more emphasized over exploration, self-reliance and the exhilaration of the inherent dangers involved in the sport.
WHAT IS SPORT CLIMBING?
The Oval’s new climbing wall is set for Opening Day on March 24. Climbing on the wall is included with your membership. If you are new to climbing, we recommend taking one of our Learn to Climb Courses that will prepare you to safely and confidently experience the thrill of sport climbing.
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SPORT CLIMBING IS AT THE RICHMOND OLYMPIC OVAL
Pre-register at richmondoval.ca/register to reserve your 30-minute session.
Are you curious about climbing and want to try it for the first time? Leave the rope handling to our trained staff and just climb! Exclusive sneak peeks are March 20, 21 and 23 from 5:00-9:00pm for members ages 5 and up.
MARCH 20, 21 AND 23 5:00PM – 9:00PM
MEMBER’S ONLY SNEAK PEEK
Pre-register at richmondoval.ca/register to reserve your 30-minute session.
Calling all youth ages 5-18! The Oval is offering you the opportunity to try rock climbing for free! Leave the rope handling to our trained staff and just climb!
MARCH 20, 21, AND 23 1:00PM – 3:00PM
YOUTH TIE AND TRY
We recommend taking transit or walking as parking will be limited.
3. On-sight Climbing Draws - Complete a climb without falling or resting on the rope. You receive one entry for each route you “On-Sight”. Draw prizes every hour.
2. Enter to be one of the first people to climb the Oval’s new climbing wall. One person will be selected to climb a route, plant a Canadian flag at the top of the route, and name that route. This contest is open to persons 14 years of age and older. The event is sponsored by the Richmond Review. Visit www.richmondreview.com to enter.
1. Free Climbing — Pre-register at www.richmondoval.ca/register to reserve your 60 minutes on the wall. Navigate the menu to Opening Day Climb. Belay checks will be mandatory. Minors 5-18 yrs of age are required to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before climbing.
OPENING DAY FOR THE PUBLIC FEATURES FREE CLIMBING AND CONTESTS.
OPENING DAY MARCH 24. 10 – 4PM.
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WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF THE OVAL’S NEW SPORT CLIMBING WALL? The Oval’s sport climbing wall features two wall sections that converge into a breathtaking corner spine that reaches 45 feet up towards the Oval’s expansive rooflines. The spine is sure to challenge top level climbers. The 6400 square foot structure also integrates some bouldering and state of the art Rocktopia© simulated granite rock features. The wall offers a European inspired, world class indoor climbing experience for new and seasoned climbers in the Oval Community.
A full range of instructional, day camps, birthday party, group and corporate team building programs are available.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO CLIMB?
WHEN IS THE WALL OPEN FOR DROP-IN USE?
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO AT THE OVAL?
Access to the climbing wall is included with your Oval membership, monthly memberships, drop in or 10 visit passes. Equipment rental and instructional programs are extra. All users must complete a belay or lead check before climbing.
Check richmondoval.ca for drop-in schedule.
Your Oval membership or drop-in fee entitles you to a wide range of activities and amenities at the Oval. The fitness mezzanine, track, court and ice zones are at your disposal as schedules and availability permit. Speak to a Customer Service Representative for details.
As the climbing wall is located within the track zone, certain events demand that we close the wall for safety reasons. Notices will be emailed to all registered climbers in advance to avoid inconvenience.
Secure lockers are available in the change rooms on the main floor. There is no charge for locker use.
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