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The Best of Richmond It’s time to celebrate all that’s great about our community as The Richmond Review prepares to roll out its fourth Best of Richmond edition. This edition is all about sharing what makes our city such an amazing place to live, work and play. See the Best of Richmond link at www.richmondreview. com to vote on your favourite things in Richmond. A ballot will also be published in an upcoming edition. This year’s Best of Richmond will be published on May 28.

Models strut the catwalk at River Rock Show Theatre Tuesday as part of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s fashion program’s annual show, featuring the creations of program graduates. Young designers mounted three shows, which showcased everything from children’s wear to maternity clothes. See more photos on page 8 and a photo slideshow from the event at richmondreview.com. Matthew Hoekstra photo

City says no to purchasing public art Vancouver Biennale artworks up for auction April 30; city won’t be a buyer by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Iconic public art captured countless times by camera-toting onlookers will begin disappearing from Richmond next month after civic politicians unanimously rejected an offer to buy any of it. On Monday city council sided with respondents of an anonymous on-

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line survey, the majority of whom preferred the temporary Vancouver Biennale art installations to leave town rather than see the city spend up to $800,000 per piece. Council’s decision, which must still be ratified next Monday, will open up the art to public bids at an auction April 30. Among the artwork that will disappear is Wind Waves in Garry Point. The red-painted steel sphere was the most popular piece among survey respondents—but not popular enough to save it. “I respect the people’s input. They don’t want us to buy anything, and I say we don’t buy anything,” said Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt. “They said no. Good enough for me.”

But the longtime councillor believes there was a “misconception” among survey respondents about where the cash to purchase the works would come from. The money would have been drawn from a dedicated public art fund, bankrolled by developers, she said. The city collected 2,810 surveys, completed online or submitted on paper. Of the responses, 76 per cent disagreed with any purchase, while 21 per cent favoured buying art. The Vancouver Biennale public art pieces—which included seven sculptures in Richmond—proved a source of heated discussion on letters pages and in coffee shops since the first sculpture arrived in October 2009. Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head was the most

Survey results: Public art favoured by respondents •None: 1,992 •Wind Waves: 564 •Water #10: 344 •Doors of Knowledge: 257 •Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head: 139 •Heads: 121 •Other: 66 controversial, while others questioned the appeal of Heads. Coun. Sue Halsey-Brandt also voted against the purchase but was nonetheless “very disappointed.” See Page 3

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City steps up war on pipeline by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Civic politicians are stepping up their assault against a controversial gas pipeline that would cross Lulu Island and supply jets at Vancouver International Airport. Coun. Sue HalseyBrandt raised the issue again Monday, a week after city council approved comments for the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, which is reviewing the proposal. “We’ve opposed this since its inception... but we haven’t been very clear with the route that would most benefit Richmond,” said HalseyBrandt. City council agreed to clarify its preference— that the existing pipeline be upgraded, if necessary, or that jet fuel be barged directly to Sea Island. Halsey-Brandt said now city council needs to meet with Richmond’s three Liberal MLAs to stop the plan. Despite agreeing with his council colleague, Coun. Bill McNulty questioned what a meeting would accomplish. “We don’t want the line on the island at all. I have a feeling it will be imposed on us anyway, one way or another.” A growing legion of residents are opposed to the project, according to public comments on the Environmental Assessment Office website. Richmond also has support from former Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins, who said in a letter he also

Pipeline risk is ‘too great,’ says Linda Reid Veteran MLA says proponent didn’t fully consider alternatives by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

A 15-kilometre pipeline will snake through Richmond if B.C. government officials approve.

has concerns. “The position taken by the City of Richmond has my full support. There can be no room for complacency. It is always incumbent upon us all to ensure the environmental health and safety of our communities.” The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is proposing to build a 15-kilometre jet fuel pipeline connecting the airport with a new fuel receiving facility in the South Arm near Riverport. Project proponents say the new pipeline is needed to satisfy the airport’s increasing thirst for jet fuel— currently supplied by a pipeline that travels

The jet fuel pipeline would be barged to the South Arm near Riverport.

from the Chevron refinery in North Burnaby through North Richmond. As many as 25

trucks per day deliver the rest of the fuel to the airport from Washington State.

Provincial ministers are scheduled to decide the fate of the project by Oct. 1.

The MLA whose riding could be crossed by a jet fuel pipeline, fed by barges in the South Arm, said she is doing a “full court press” to sink the plan. Richmond East MLA Linda Reid said the owner of the existing pipeline had offered to upgrade its fuel delivery service to the airport, but that and other options—14 in all—weren’t fully considered by the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation. “The issue isn’t capacity. I believe the issue is ownership. They wish to own their own line. You don’t need to drag it all the way across East Richmond, and you don’t need to have that kind of traffic in the South Arm of the Fraser River, which just experienced the best salmon run they’ve had in probably a 100 years,” said Reid. The Environmental Assessment Office review must focus on risk assessment, she said, noting that risk is “too great.” “Aviation fuel in a salmon river is just wrong, and the potential for that is there,” said Reid. Reid said she’s spent lots of time talking with the previous provincial minister of environment—who, along with two other ministers, will ultimately decide the project’s fate. Now she’s bending the ear of Terry Lake, who was appointed Minister of Environment March 14. “We’re going to get him here as quickly as we can and see what we can do to imprint upon him that this is not the option that should be considered,” she said. “We’re going to continue to do the full court press and see how we do.” Richmond Centre MLA Rob Howard noted Richmond council’s opposition to the plan. “The sense that I get is that they don’t think they’re being listened to,” he said. “It sounds to me like the city thinks there are other options that are viable, I don’t know that, but there may well be. So let’s increase the communications on what those options are.” Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap said he understands concerns from the community. “To be frank, I do share some of their concerns. My first response is the assessment should run it’s course. The process is there for a reason,” he said. Project spokesperson Adrian Pollard was unavailable for comment. Public comments are still being accepted at www. eao.gov.bc.ca or call 250-356-7441 for information.

Wonderful opportunity to buy art has been missed From Page 1 “A wonderful opportunity to purchase international art has been missed,” she said. Some council members and survey respondents suggested the city should focus on local art, or at least Canadian or First Nations pieces. But Sue Halsey-Brandt said she’d like Richmond to have both. “I think there’s a place both for local art as well as international art. I don’t think you can compare them—they’re just different.” The two-week survey took place in February. Given the survey’s anonymous format, city staff acknowledged they couldn’t limit the number of submissions per person. Mayor Malcolm Brodie, along with councillors Harold Steves

“This incredibly beautiful sculpture has been a standout favourite of the exhibition...” - Miriam Blume and Bill McNulty, opposed the consultation process. Brodie said Monday the public’s answer was predictable. “Getting this result it gives us impetus to stretch our dollars. I think that we can do far greater things at a smaller level...” The Vancouver Biennale hoped one of the sculptures—namely Yvonne Domenge’s Wind Waves—

would remain in Richmond as a legacy piece. “This incredibly beautiful sculpture has been a standout favourite of the exhibition, and (there) was an enormous opportunity for the city to purchase a piece by the artist just as she emerges as an international superstar,” said spokesperson Miriam Blume. Blume said the value and prestige of Domenge’s work will “rise exponentially” as four of her steel sculptures went on display in Chicago’s Millennium Park yesterday. Nonetheless, Blume said the City of Richmond has been a “wonderful” partner in the public art exhibition. Wind Waves could still stay in the region if it attracts bids from a private buyer later this month.

Jennifer Gauthier photo Wind Waves at Garry Point.


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The deadline to comment on the Jet Fuel Project application is Monday, April 11. Community news covering April 7 - 21, 2011 in a safe place. If you lose or have your identification stolen, notify the issuer. Do not carry your Social Insurance Card in your wallet. If your wallet is stolen, your S.I.N. could be used in identity fraud. Report lost or stolen documents in Richmond to the RCMP at 604-278-1212.

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Regular Council Meeting Monday, April 11, 2011 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m. (open meeting) Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m. (closed meeting)

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General Purposes Committee Monday, April 18, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

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Public Works & Transportation Committee Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

Richmond RCMP Crime Prevention Tip Protect your identity One of the fastest growing types of fraud is identity theft. There are several things you can do to help prevent this from happening. Keep an up-to-date inventory of your identification. Consider making photocopies of the front and back sides and keep the copies

For more information, visit www.richmond.ca (Public Safety > Police/RMCP > Crime Prevention & Safety > Personal & Home Safety > Preventing Identity Theft).

Development Permit Panel Meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Agenda Item: 1. 9388 Odlin Road (formerly 9340, 9360 and 9400 Odlin Road) - DP 09-453125 - Paul Goodwin - GBL Architects – To: (1) permit the construction of a 245 unit (including 10 affordable housing units), four storey residential apartment condominium development at 9388 Odlin Road (formerly 9340, 9360 and 9400 Odlin Road) on a site zoned “Low Rise Apartment (ZLR24), Alexandra Neighbourhood (West Cambie)”; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to increase the maximum lot coverage from 45 per cent to 48 per cent. Please call 604-276-4395 for further information.

Student art contest What’s your vision of a sustainable community? The City is holding a contest for grade 11 and 12 students to create artwork to reflect the updated Official Community Plan which is to be completed later this year. The theme is “towards a sustainable community.” Interested students are to create a two-dimensional piece of artwork that reflects this vision. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship and have their

C I T Y PAG E artwork used as the cover design of the Official Community Plan (2041) Update. The runner up will receive a $500 scholarship and have their artwork included within the document. All entries must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18. For contest details, please visit www.richmond.ca > In the News (More News Headlines) > City News > 01-Mar-11 Richmond Students Invited to Bring City’s Sustainable Vision to Life. For more information about the art contest, please contact Sara Badyal, Planner 2 (Urban Design), at 604-276-4282 or sbadyal@richmond.ca.

Jet Fuel Project public comment period Ends April 11, 2011 The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is proposing to build a new aviation fuel delivery system to serve the Vancouver International Airport. Under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act, the 45 day public comment period on the application expires on April 11, 2011. Written submission in relation to the application should be sent to the Environmental Assessment Office of BC through its online form at www.eao.gov.bc.ca; by mail – Attention Jennifer Dessouki, Project Assessment Manager, Environmental Assessment Office, PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9V1; or by fax to 250-356-6448. The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. While the City of Richmond has and will continue to provide comments on this project, it does not have any regulatory power with regard to pipeline projects, such as

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Richmond calls for Heritage Award nominations By April 11, 2011 Do you know of any special accomplishments of individuals and organizations who have contributed to preserving and promoting Richmond’s heritage? The City of Richmond’s Heritage Commission is encouraging the public to submit nominations for the 2011 Richmond Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011. To nominate, simply send the Heritage Commission a one-page summary describing the role of the nominee and the scope of their contribution. Include your name, address and telephone number, as well as the name, address and telephone number of the nominee. Submit via email to terry.brunette@ richmond.ca; fax to 604-276-4052 or mail to Terry Brunette, Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1. The annual Richmond Heritage Awards are to be presented on May 7, 2011. For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/news/ city/heritageawards.htm


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READING The benchmark price of a Richmond house topped $1.1 million for the ďŹ rst time ever.

Staff Reporter The benchmark price of a Richmond house topped $1.1 million for the ďŹ rst time ever, though there are indications that prices are ďŹ nally plateauing after a scorching hot three-month stretch. According to the latest ďŹ gures from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the benchmark price of a typical Richmond single detached home reached $1.119 million last month. That’s a 233.8 per cent increase over the last decade, the largest increase in Greater Vancouver, topping Vancouver-West’s 202.4 per cent, Maple Ridge’s 203.9 per cent and Port Coquitlam’s 206.8 per cent.

Compared to January and February, the average selling price of a house dropped slightly to $988,000 in March down from the $1.03 million a month earlier. Richmond realtor Tony Ling said the market certainly has levelled off, with activity “not as hectic as the ďŹ rst couple of months.â€? He explained that the mad market which began in late November and continued through last month may be explained by a mad rush to purchase property prior to rule changes for mortgages. He noted that mortgage rates increased this week. Fuelling the white-hot January and February may have been pentup demand over Christmas and New Year’s, he said. Today, the number of houses,

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Disease enters via the stub ends, Ö making the tree a short-lived and potentially dangerous one.

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Make mostly thinning cuts (removal of branches right back to the parent branch or trunk)

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3. Remove badly placed branches: t crossing or rubbing each other t growing into centre of tree t growing into walkways or roof gutters

If a branch is growing into your eaves, don’t shorten it, remove it!

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Make your cuts just outside the branch collar (a slight thickening where the branch joins its parent branch or trunk). Flush cuts destroy the tree’s defense zone.

Now stand back and admire the great pruning job. Your tree will look airy and graceful, and your pruning job will stay done much longer than stub-end pruning.

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Materials to add: • Fruit and vegetable peelings, eggs and dairy products, paper towels, paper plates, food scraps, meat and shell fish, coffee grounds and filters, yard trimmings, etc. Tips for using your Green Can: • You can place unlimited amounts of Green Cans and paper yard waste bags with tied bundles for collection each week. • Green Cans must be 80 L or smaller, weigh less than 20 kg or 44 lbs when filled and have tight fitting lids. Richmond residents can drop off yard and garden trimmings for free at the Recycling Depot (5555 Lynas Lane) or Ecowaste Industries (15111 Williams Road). For more information and program guidelines, visit www.richmond.ca/recycle or call 604-276-4010.

Join local citizens in cleaning up our beautiful community park and garden as your contribution to Earth Day 2011 and environmental protection. This is a rain or shine event. Saturday, April 16 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. East Richmond Community Hall 12360 Cambie Road A trash free party for volunteers will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration is required at https://icanhelp.richmond.ca (please select Cambie Earth Day 2011 Park or Garden).

Trees add beauty and value to your home. Protect your investment with proper pruning. To learn more, please see the City of Richmond website or contact a Certified Arborist. Richmond’s Tree Protection Bylaw prohibits topping.

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Chum salmon from Japan not part of Canadian ďŹ shery by Michael Mui Contributor Wild Pacific salmon coming in from radiationaffected areas of Japan should not impact local commercial ďŹ sheries, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “Most of the commercial salmon ďŹ sheries take place in ‌ waters along the coast,â€? said Lara Sloan, a communications advisor with the federal department. She said Canadian ďŹ sheries are restricted by the internationally-enforced Exclusive Economic Zone, a 370 kilometre limit to how far local ďŹ shers can ďŹ nd their catch. Findings from Vancouverbased researcher North PaciďŹ c Anadromous Fish Commission concur with the results. Based on nearly 50 years of salmon migratory research, the commission concludes that while Japanese Chum salmon travel within 740 kilometres of the B.C. coast, that is still twice the distance local ďŹ sheries are allowed to go. “This was something established in the ’70s,â€? said Dr. Nancy Davis. “There is no legal ďŹ shing for salmon in international waters.â€? She said despite the restriction zone, most ďŹ sheries commonly focus in the river mouths where the salmon are spawned, further reducing any risk of contamination. Minute amounts of radiation have been detected along the B.C. coast since late March. According to Health Canada, the increase is less than naturally

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The monitoring stations will cost the federal government $136,000 to operate annually, and adds to the existing six atmospheric monitoring stations already installed in B.C. As of April 1, all food and animal feed products from Japan will be rejected unless accompanied by documentation verifying the products’ safety.

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$27,000 more for Japan relief The City of Richmond and its employees have raised more than $27,000 for Japan’s relief fund. E m p l oy e e s a l o n e pledged more than $13,500 before April 1, the amount was then matched by the city. Other community efforts in Richmond have already raised more than $100,000 in March alone. Community leaders have adopted the Japanese fishing village of Onagawa and the funds will support rebuilding efforts there.

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Konstantin Dimopoulos The Melbourne-based artist will talk about his outdoor artworks, including The Blue Trees Project, which he will be working on in Richmond as part of the Vancouver Biennale. Born in Egypt, Dimopoulos emigrated to New Zealand in 1963 and has studied art in Wellington, NZ, and London, England. In 2001, he created Pacific Grass, the first wind sculpture commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust. More at www.vancouverbiennale.com. Preceding his talk

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Contributor An overwhelming majority of Lower Mainland residents are risking food poisoning from undercooked meats, according to a new study from Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health. Their message: stick a thermometer in your food before you eat it. Out of 1,000 Lower Mainland residents, only 140 bother to check food temperatures before consumption. At the same time, only 20 per cent of residents bother to check fridge temperatures for proper food storage. Chicken and ground beef are particularly risky meats and should be cooked to at least 74˚C, while food should be stored at temperatures of four degrees or less. “Temperature checks are really important in preventing food-borne illnesses at home,” said medical health officer Dr. John Carsley in a press release. It’s a fact echoed by Health Canada and local culinary instructors. Owner and chef David Robertson of Vancouver’s The Dirty Apron Cooking School says a food thermometer is “indispensible” in the kitchen. “It’s a tool every home cook should have,” he said. The thermometers range in price from $15 for a basic tool to $129 for top-shelf models. There are up to several hundred thousand cases of food poisoning in B.C. every year.


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SMART boards at Brighouse are like futuristic blackboards by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter First came blackboards and chalk, then whiteboards and dry-erasable felts, and even overhead projectors with transparencies. Now on display is the future of classroom teaching, and it’s found inside each class at the brand new $16.4 million Samuel Brighouse elementary school. SMART boards, which are like giant iPads, were installed at a cost of nearly $140,000 in all 17 classrooms at Brighouse elementary. The interactive boards allow students to use their hands to shrink and enlarge (pinch and reverse pinch), select (a simple touch) and to move around (swipe) full-colour graphics as well as electronically write on the speciallyequipped whiteboards that sit at the front of each classroom, flanked by traditional whiteboards. “The installation of SMART product is a very progressive move for the Richmond School District and the first installation of its kind in the district,” said SMART’s public relations manager Marina Geronazzo. Former Brighouse principal Gillian Rudge, now at Tomekichi Homma Elementary, has seen the benefits of SMART boards for many years. The first one was brought in four years ago, after the school won a national contest, and in the years since, Homma has purchased several more thanks to the fundraising efforts of the school’s Parent Advisory Council, she said. Elementary school children have grown up in the digital age, and don’t know that there was a time before computers were in every household, she said. The SMART boards are very motivating, very visual and helps teachers get students attention easier, Rudge said. In some parts of the world, earlier versions have been in use for a decade, she said. The fun and educational experience isn’t reserved for the older set at Brighouse. Inside that school’s kindergarten

Brand new Brighouse School opens The downpour didn’t dampen the excitement as parents and grandparents escorted students into the brand new $16.4 million Samuel Brighouse elementary school which opened for the first time Monday morning. “Wow,” said one wideeyed youngster. “Look at that,” said another, looking up. “This is so awesome.” Even the new school’s distinctive odour didn’t go unnoticed: “What’s that smell?” one young student said. B.C. Education minister George Abbott raved about the new school’s design and energy efficiency. With in-floor heating, a geo-exchange energy source, solar hot-water heating, triple-glazed windows and green roofs with stormwater ponds, the designers of the new facility certainly had Mother Nature in mind. —by Martin van den Hemel

Martin van den Hemel photo Brighouse principal Adam Heaney (left) shows Education Minister George Abbott a SMART board.

class is the SMART Table, what’s billed as the world’s first multi-user, multi-touch interactive learning centre for early education, according to SMART. While the SMART boards aren’t yet up and running at Brighouse—fingers are crossed that they could become active next week—students from the school are anxious to get started after having sampled the device in the school’s library earlier this school year. The interactive whiteboards, used in daily instruction by the Toronto District School Board, are credited with a “substantial increase in math achievement” at the third and sixth grade according to the Educational Quality Assessment of Ontario. A 2007 report from the United Kingdom found that students made the equivalent of 2.5 to five months additional progress in mathematics. “Teachers around the world use SMART products to transform teaching and learning,” said Vin Seunath, director of training and professional development at SMART. “The SMART Board interactive whiteboard has become a core classroom product driving adoption across schools, districts and countries for the last few years.”

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Notice of Public Hearing Monday, April 18, 2011 - 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Richmond City Hall City of Richmond • 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 • Tel: 604-276-4000 • Fax: 604-278-5139 • www.richmond.ca

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 8477 (RZ 08-414049)

(2) coach house lots each with a single-family residence on it and a second dwelling unit above a garage, with vehicle access from a rear lane extension. City Contact: Edwin Lee 604-276-4121 Planning and Development Department

Applicant/s: Yong F. Laing and Wen X. Xu Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached, (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (R2S/E)”, to permit the subdivision of 2 new Single Detached lots that front Ash Street and Armstrong Street. City Contact: David Johnson 604-276-4193 Planning and Development Department

Location/s:

8511 and 8531/8533 Williams Road Applicant/s: Thomas Chalissery Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” and “Two-Unit Dwellings (RD1)” to “Low Density Townhouses (RTL4)”, to permit development of ten (10) townhouse units on the site. City Contact: Edwin Lee 604-276-4121 Planning and Development Department

BYLAW 8726

BYLAW 8714

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8724 (RZ 10-546760) Location/s: 9320 Dayton Ave. Applicant/s: 0895476 BC Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/B)” to “Single Detached (RS2/K)”, to permit the property to be subdivided into two (2) lots. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8618 (RZ 08-429600) Location/s: 6500 Cooney Road Applicant/s: Interface Architecture Inc. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Low Density Townhouses (RTL1)” to “Parking Structure Townhouses (RTP4)”, to permit development of a 6-unit, 3-storey townhouse project over one level of parking. City Contact: Suzanne Carter-Huffman 604-276-4228 Planning and Development Department

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8732 (RZ 10-546023) Location/s: 7320 and 7340 Lindsay Road Applicant/s: 0780012 BC Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject properties from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/B)”, to permit the site to be subdivided to create three (3) lots. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAWS 8732

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8714 (RZ 09-500671) Location/s:

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8726 (RZ 10-544588) Location/s: 6451 Blundell Road Applicant/s: Bhupinder Sall Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Coach House (RCH)”, to permit development of two

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Notice of Public Hearing continued 7.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8733 (RZ 10-546263) Location/s: Applicant/s:

11900 Dunavon Place Ken Yoshikawa/ Trendsetter Homes Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/A)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create two (2) lots. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8733

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8735 (RZ 10-557898) Location/s: 8180/8200 Lundy Road Applicant/s: Ching-Yeh Cary Tsai Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Two-Unit Dwellings (RD1)” to “Single Detached (RS2/C)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create two (2) lots. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAWS 8735

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/2011.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 April 8, 2011 and ending April 18, 2011, or upon the conclusion of the hearing. • 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, commencing April 8, 2011 and ending April 18, 2011. 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 • 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

Two Richmond firms among WorkSafeBC’s top 10 most penalized in 2010 Teck Metals worker loses four fingers in workplace mishap by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Teck Metals Ltd. was fined $75,000 by WorkSafeBC last year after a worker lost four fingers in a mishap. The Richmond firm did not appeal the penalty following the incident last spring, and was one of several local businesses cited in WorkSafeBC’s 2010 enforcement report. According to the report, a Teck Metals worker was transferring an industrial solution between two large tanks, both of which contained a rotating shaft and an impeller with four blades that was neither turned off nor locked out. “The hose the worker was using to perform the transfer became entangled in one tank’s impeller and began to wrap around the shaft, pulling the worker’s hand in between the hose and the shaft. Four of the worker’s fingers were severed,” the report states. Teck Metals was fined for failing to ensure the “energy isolating device was locked out and that the rotating parts were guarded,” and for failing to

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EDITORIAL: Public art legacy lost

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f civic politicians had a ball to drop in their three-year term, they did it Monday. Public art continues to be a sticky issue at city hall, and the fumbling of this file continued with a unanimous decision to give up the chance to buy one or more iconic sculptures from the Vancouver Biennale. For two years, Richmond enjoyed an elevated cultural status, seen as a city that embraces public art. And it was for all to see one year ago at the 2010 Winter Olympics. What visitor to our fair city didn’t snap a photo of Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head near the oval, Wind Waves in Garry Point or the heads—Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Ordoba, Cabeza Chiapas—by Lansdowne Station? Sculpture sites became destinations and places to take out-of-town guests, instead of spots tourists might only happen upon public art. In recent years, city officials have given art a higher status. A public art fund was created for developers to contribute to. That account balance now stands at $650,000, and is earmarked for the purchase of public art. The city also now boasts art awards and a public art planner, who costs taxpayers nearly $100,000 each year. The city also contributed resources toward the installation of Biennale works, which will begin to leave town after the April 30 auction. Yet, when it came to gauging public opinion on the purchase of the works, city council

Jennifer Gauthier photo Wind Waves at Garry Point was the most popular of the Vancouver Biennale pieces according to a survey. The City of Richmond has turned down an opportunity to buy it.

agreed to let anonymous naysayers rule the day. Ultimately, the purchase decision was left to an online survey— where multiple responses from the same individual are a near certainty. On Monday city council members played it safe politically, shrugging their shoulders

and agreeing with the majority of respondents not to buy any art. Many respondents said the money should be used for other things—even reducing the hit of the provincial harmonized sales tax. This despite city council having set aside the money for the purchase of public art.

Will this money ever be spent? If it is, will city council again harvest opinions through an online survey— with predictably the same result? City council had the opportunity to build a unique legacy by bringing international art to a city known for its international population, but it dropped the ball.

What would happen if we were responsible for our own garbage?

Shades of Green Arzeena Hamir

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or those of you who know me personally, you will have heard that I lost a major set of babysitters to a move.

My in-laws relocated from Richmond to a rural property in Courtenay. And while I mourn the loss of their help, we have been making monthly trips to the Island to visit and help out on the farm. There’s been much newness for my in-laws to get

used to. Water is pumped from a well and while there’s plenty right now, when we all descend on the house in the summer, we’ll have to ration our use and stagger some very short showers. The majority of the heat comes from a wood stove and no more quick trips to the corner store to pick up milk or sugar. Meals and shopping have to be planned well in advance. But probably the biggest change to get used to is the fact that the property doesn’t have access to regular garbage pick-up. Organics are composted on the farm. Paper is burnt in the wood stove. But all the glass, plastic and miscellaneous that is brought in must somehow make its way off the property. There is a recycling depot a couple of miles down the road, which allows all the glass and hard plastics to

be returned. But styrofoam, soft plastic and miscellaneous packaging that can’t be sent there must be driven into Cumberland to the town dump. Wow has that changed the way we shop. Suddenly, the “stuff ” that food and household items are packaged in becomes really important. It’s amazing how quickly you can fill up a garbage bag if you don’t pay attention to this. Now, instead of buying individually packaged yogurts, we buy larger containers. The goal is to one day make our own yogurt and not even have to worry about this stream of waste. Plastic milk jugs are chosen over the cardboard ones since these are more easily returned. When we do make the trip into town for a meal, we bring containers for the leftovers so that we don’t have to deal with what the restaurant

Suddenly, the “stuff ” that food and household items are packaged in becomes really important.

gives us. What would happen if all of us had to account for the garbage we brought into our lives? Instead of magically disappearing once a week with curbside pick-up, we would each be responsible for our own waste. Suddenly, we’d be demanding that manufacturers either take back their packaging or come up with less of it. That’s exactly what Vancouverites Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer did.

For an entire year, they endeavoured to create no garbage. Lucky for us, they were filmmakers and were able to chronicle this sometimes hilarious adventure. On Thursday, April 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ralph Fisher Auditorium, the Richmond Food Security Society will be screening their movie, The Clean Bin Project. Admission is by donation. After the screening, Jen will be on hand to answer questions and provide great tips for reducing our impact on the planet. The event comes just in time for Earth Day. Bring your friends and family and let’s all come up with great ideas for reducing garbage in Richmond. Arzeena Hamir is co-ordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society. Reach her at arzeenahamir@shaw.ca.


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letters Bob Rae’s $300-million election? Editor: So here we go. Another $300-million general election. Polls suggest that a majority of us don’t want it and don’t think it’s necessary. The likely outcome? A few seats change hands here and there, but overall? Another minority government, with the likelihood of another $300-million election within two years. Surely the money could have been better spent on health care, education, sustainable energy, reducing the cost of home heating, improving pay and conditions for emergency services and armed

forces, or other worthy causes. So what do opposition parties gain by forcing an election now? An article published Feb. 27 in The Toronto Star (“Persichilli: Partisan and personal interests behind election talk”) and reviewed that day in The Globe and Mail (“Election timing conspiracy revealed”) suggests that the election is the result of internal party politics. Well worth a read. If, as the most recent polls suggest, Michael Ignatieff goes down to defeat, this would open the way for an Official Opposition led by Bob Rae, something

Letters to the editor

many left-leaning Liberals would strongly support. Failure to make inroads would give hard working NDP leader Jack Layton pause to consider an honourable and welldeserved retirement. Even Ontario Conservatives who remember the troubles of the Rae Days would be happier to see Mr. Rae leading the Opposition. So it looks like this election is more about the needs of politicians rather than the needs of the people. That’s a pity. We could have waited and saved our money. Adrian Wade Steveston

Remember the share the road Editor: Early one morning I came from Ladner to walk the Iona Jetty with my dog and I was subjected to a number of groups of bicyclists along the road out to the jetty. There were about two large groups and they were just puttering along taking up almost

both lanes of the road making it impossible to safely pass them. I wanted to avoid any confrontation by them by beeping my horn, but they knew darn well I was behind them, but they still failed to move over even enough to let me pass! How incredibly rude is that? I

guess they forget who has paid licensing fees to operate my vehicle on that road! In future, why don’t we all try to get along on those roads and have the common decency to at least move over enough for me to pass and not be road hogs. Tina Doughty Ladner

It appears that a number of key people including Mayor Malcolm Brodie, MP Alice Wong and NDP candidate Dale Jackaman do not have a good grasp of the issues related to the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s proposal to ship fuel up the Fraser River and then pipe it across Richmond to the airport. First of all there are not two environmental reviews taking place that would give us greater comfort as noted by Wong. The airport fuel group opted to go to the provincial review process although it is a federal harbour, governed by federal shipping laws, supplies a federal airport and will affect federally protected resources including the fish and migratory birds. Could our local MP Wong please tell us why her government does not mandate a full and proper federal review of this proposal? Why was the airport fuel group allowed to opt for a less rigorous provincial environmental review that allows each citizen only two minutes of public hearing time? Is it because the provincial process has only rejected one proposal in all of its life and can be seen more as a facilitator and expediter of environmental reviews? We need to recall that some 25 years ago, the airport fuel users proposed barging Arco fuel from Cherry Point up the North Arm of the Fraser River to YVR. A properly constituted public federal environmental review process rejected it at that time. Why was there a more thorough federal review process in place some 25 years ago than now, under the Conservative government? The Mayor Brodie solution is to put the facility out on Sturgeon’s Bank near the airport. That alternative is simply irresponsible. The estuary has already been greatly impacted by over 100 years of industrial development. The edge of the bank is subject to marine slides and any facility would thus be built on unstable soils which would

greatly impact the very sensitive fish and wildlife habitat that many of us have worked for 40 years to protect. A facility there would be exposed to storms, and spills would wash onto sensitive estuary marshes and Iona Park. If another source of fuel is required, the only rational option is to go to facilities where we already have fuel handling in place such as the Cherry Point Arco refinery and the Chevron refinery in Burrard Inlet. Kinder Morgan says their pipeline from Burnaby to YVR is in good condition but the airport says it is too small. Simply install a larger pipeline in an existing right of way and / or build a new pipeline from the Arco refinery to YVR. Pipelines are relatively safe in comparison to ship and road transport of large quantities of jet fuel. The option of going to the two local refineries with pipelines is logical in that the environmental footprint is much reduced, it is safer, will not harm the estuary and that is indeed where the jet fuel is produced. Under no circumstance should we permit any fuel handling facilities in an already stressed Fraser River estuary, which is an estuary of global significance and part of our natural heritage. It’s ironic that as this proposal is being considered, the Cohen Commission is examining what is causing the decline of Fraser River sockeye populations. More fuel tanker traffic in the Fraser, spilled jet fuel, giant storage tanks near the dyke on earthquake sensitive soils and more jet fuel consumption causing more global warming will not help Fraser River salmon stocks and will do nothing to add to our quality of life. At a time when we must reduce excessive consumption of fossil fuels, the airport must also reduce its carbon footprint if we are serious about our planet’s future. Otto E. Langer Fisheries Ecologist Richmond

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Contest rules: t Entries must be submitted to Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road) by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011. t All entries must be original artwork by City of Richmond Grade 11 and 12 students. t Entries must include artwork, artist’s name, school, grade and contact phone number. t Artwork must be 10.50 inches wide by 8.25 inches tall, two-dimensional and can include colour. t Artwork may be submitted digitally or as a hard copy. Digital art must be submitted as either Adobe PDF or high-resolution* JPG or TIFF file. *Minimum resolution for JPG or TIFF format is 250 dpi at 100%. t Photographs containing people must have a completed waiver form (which is available upon request). Winning entries and reproduction rights become the property of the City of Richmond. t Artwork may need to be modified to meet document publishing needs.

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arts & entertainment

Richmond’s Linda Leong Sum is a martial arts expert with an ensemble role in ‘The Forbidden Phoenix,’ now playing at Gateway Theatre.

Good and evil stage battle Emily Cooper photo Michael Dufays is the Monkey King and Kazumi Evans is the Phoenix in a modern musical drawing on Chinese mythology, opening Friday at Gateway Theatre.

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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t’s load-in day at Gateway Theatre. Set pieces have arrived and technicians are adjusting equipment that will light up what could be Gateway Theatre’s most colourful show of the season. The Forbidden Phoenix packs plenty of promise, in presentation and plot. Richmond’s Linda Leong Sum, a shining light herself, is among the cast in Marty Chan’s masterpiece, an East-meets-West musical six years and 33 drafts in the making. So complex and symbol-packed, the playwright openly wondered whether his story would ever make it to the stage. Sum will do her part to make it happen by drawing on her martial arts experience as a member of the ensemble cast. “It’s the kind of show where you can enjoy it if you knew all the history, or you can enjoy it without knowing the history,” says Sum in an interview.

The Forbidden Phoenix •On until April 23 at Gateway Theatre •Book and lyrics by Marty Chan; lyrics, music and orchestration by Robert Walsh •Tickets, $27.50 to $43, at gatewaytheatre.com or call 604-270-1812 Employing martial arts, acrobatics and an orchestra stuffed with everything from the Chinese pipa to the acoustic guitar, The Forbidden Phoenix tells the story of a father who must leave his son behind to find a better life in Canada. Once there he discovers it’s all much more complicated than finding fertile soil. Based loosely around a fable about the Monkey King—a character from Chinese mythology and opera—Chan recast the Monkey King as an immigrant in a fantasy world that has “one foot in Chinese opera and the other in Canadian history.” The result is a script that balances mythology and history, serving as a metaphor for a dark part of Canada’s history. Chan’s story fixes on the plight of

Canada’s first Chinese immigrants brought here to work on the railroad in the 1800s, keying on a father’s sacrifice to provide for his family. The mix of mask-driven Peking Opera and Western musical theatre with visual elements such as martial arts instantly appealed to Linda Leong Sum. Sum holds a third-degree black belt in aikido, a Japanese martial art whose hallmark is defence. A former lawyer, Sum is a human rights consultant and administrator, who fits musicals in her schedule when it permits. This one just happens to involve grappling. “There’s a lot of fighting in this show. Some of it is empty-handed and some of it is with weapons. It’s been a really fun show to do,” she says. She began training in aikido in her 20s and was instantly hooked. “I started it and just loved it. Any physical activity gives you awareness of your own body and what your strengths and weaknesses are. That was what I thought was great about martial arts, and doing aikido specifically.” In The Forbidden Phoenix Sum

Richmond’s Linda Leong Sum ties on black belt for new Marty Chan musical plays a variety of roles in the ensemble cast, including a peasant, soldier and guard. Her martial arts skills have been called upon by directors before, but previous scenes haven’t

Open dialogue On March 28, Kwantlen Polytechnic University held a public town hall panel discussion on the experience of an immigrant. The panel consisted of Dr. Colin Green, a Chinese history instructor at Kwantlen, Joyce Lam, cofounder of the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, Ken Lum, a local artist and Marty Chan, the author/playwright who wrote The Forbidden Phoenix, which opens at Gateway Theatre tonight. Chan believes that open dialogue will help with self-identification in the Chinese community. “The more you talk about issues of immigration, of racism, of identity and how you fit in, the better you can define what your community is and how you fit into the greater community. If you don’t talk, then you don’t engage.” —by Kyle Benning

involved combat. “This is a fight. This is good and evil. I think the whole stage combat aspect of it is really an integral aspect of this show—and you’ll see it throughout the show.” Memories of childhood bullies drove the playwright to initially pen the script. It’s now a notch on his belt in a personal mission to speak out against prejudice. It’s that theme of injustice that Sum’s family knows firsthand. Her great-grandfather immigrated from China in 1903 as a 17-year-old, paying a $100 head tax for the opportunity. “It’s really interesting to me to see the illustration of that kind of treatment. I think (Phoenix) does it, not in a whiny, preachy kind of fashion. It just really illustrates the effect on the people that were involved in terms of separation of their families,” she said. After joining the show Sum began researching her great-grandfather’s history and found detailed records of his arrival. “What’s really intriguing is the historical background that forms the basis of this story. That’s part of the reason I got involved in the show.”


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arts & entertainment Crime writers unite Grand Ballroom Steveston writer Robin Spano will join fellow B.C. authors Don Hauka and Joan Donaldson-Yarmey for a jointholds Japan reading at Vancouver Public Library Monday, April 11. fundraiser by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter It’s been nearly four weeks since the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of Japan, but locals aren’t forgetting about the ongoing plight of victims of the natural disaster. The Grand Ballroom, at 12200 Riverside Way, is holding a special fundraising dance this Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight, featuring local dancers at their best. Andy Wong said this was simply a matter of doing what’s right, and helping others at a time of need. “What prompted us to do this? Simply why not? We do have a good number of Japanese students and patrons, but that was not the main reason...We just have an opportunity to help others here and we should do it,” he said in an e-mail. The evening will feature two shows, the first a performance by the Nora Pickett-coached Eire Born Irish Dancers, who train regularly at the studio. The second show features 18 of the best ballroom dance couples in the Pacific Northwest in what’s called at Team Match exhibition. The couples will be organized into three teams of six couples, who will be dancing in front of a panel of judges. They will perform all five Latin dances and the five standards dances. “It is all for fun and team bragging rights,” Wong said. Wong is hopeful they’ll have a full house of 250 people, which would raise $5,000. Tickets are $20, and are available by calling 604-273-3130, or visiting www.grandballroom.com. All proceeds are earmarked for the Canadian Red Cross Relief Fund.

The Crime Writers of Canada authors will read from their latest works and take part in a question and answer session. The presentation, entitled “the Three Tremors: A Trio of Unabashedly Canadian Sleuths,” is part of the library’s Popular Reading Library program. Spano is author of the 2010 crime novel Dead Politician

Society, whose central character Clare Vengel returns this fall in the novel Death Plays Poker, slated for release October 2011. The free program runs 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Peter Kaye room at the library’s central branch, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver. For more information, call 604-331-3687.

Discover a new way to read your favourite books Richmond Public Library hosting free demonstrations

Got an eBook reader or other mobile device and don’t know how to download eBooks? Then come to a free demo session on the main floor of the Brighouse branch of Richmond Public library on April 19 from 11 a.m. to noon or 3:30 to 5 p.m. The library

is located at 7700 Minoru Gate. “Ebooks are definitely one of the most exciting new trends happening in reading right now,” said librarian Kat Lucas. “Our Library to Go downloadable eBook service has lots of current, bestselling eBooks that you can borrow and download for free. So drop into one of our demo sessions and we’ll help you get started,” added Lucas. “Feel free to bring your questions and your eReader devices.” These free, drop-in demos are open to all ages.

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Registration coming soon for the 2011-2012 Hockey season! Why join Richmond Minor Hockey Association? • RMHA’s commitment to the best training for our members. In 2010, RMHA revamped our hockey program and wanted to improve Player Development and Coach Development. We did this through the hiring the two best hockey instructors in the Lower Mainland, Al Wozney and Glenn Wheeler. The Result- RMHA’s membership grew by 69 members between 2009-2010 / 2010-2011 season. • RMHA’s involvement with the Richmond community (e.g. providing free Try Hockey events throughout the year for children wanting to try hockey for the first time),

Fundraising for local charities, partnership with the Richmond Sockeyes Junior Hockey Team and our relationship with the Business Community working together to provide better opportunities to our members. • The Dedication of our Board of Directors to bring our members the best hockey experience. RMHA’s Mission Statement is: “To further Minor hockey in the City of Richmond for players of all skill levels, by providing a competitive and winning program of coach and player skill development and instruction, in a safe, fun and sportsmanlike environment.”

RMHA’s registration packages will be available on-line within the 1-2 weeks. What are the beneÀts of joining RMHA?

Our objective is to provide all players with at least four icetimes per week. All players receive free practice jerseys. 46 Local companies support Richmond Minor Hockey with sponsorships. We provide Scholarship money to our members. 2011-2012 season goals include: Sending teams to Elite Tournaments including the Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament ... putting our teams in the the Richmond Midget International Hockey Tournament, etc. • No hidden fees (RMHA registration fees include referee costs, development costs, etc. We do not charge extra for these fees on top of your registration costs. • Player development is included in registration costs. While some Hockey Associations charge for player development on top of registration fees, sometimes as much as $25.00 per session, RMHA includes player development in the registration costs. Each player will receive one ice session per week on top of their regular hockey schedule, approx. 20 ice sessions. Player development will take place the first week of October 2011 and run until the last week of February 2012. • RMHA will be holding Rep Development camps for all Registered RMHA players (Atom to Juvenile age) June 18-22nd, 2011 • POND HOCKEY PROGRAM – new this year RMHA will be hosting a drop-in hockey game 1x per week between June 22nd to July 31st, 2011. This will include Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile players). This will only be open to registered RMHA players. Cost will be $15.00 per player, maximum 30 players per session. Referee costs included.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING RMHA TEAMS for your Achievements in the 2010-2011 Hockey Season:

• The Juvenile A1 team, coached by Maurice Hamlin won the BC Hockey Provincials for the 2nd straight year (the fourth year in a row the Juvenile A1 team has been playing in the finals). • RMHA had five (5) Rep teams make it to the PCAHA Final Four Rep playoffs competing for their opportunity to play in the BC Hockey Provincials. • RMHA’s Rep teams won four (4) PCAHA President Series Banners • RMHA’s ‘C’ Hockey teams won seven (7) PCAHA Championship banners • RMHA teams were awarded seven (7) Team Achievement Awards by PCAHA

JUVENILE A1 REP TEAM -JUVENILE A1 BC HOCKEY CHAMPIONS (Coached by Maurice Hamlin)

• In Tournament play, RMHA teams won seven (7) Tournaments throughout the year

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Midget A1 Rep Team - Midget A1 Tier 1 Final Fours

(Coached by Al Wozney)

(Coached by Larry Hurst)

(Coached by Michael Fillo)

(Coached by Norm McCaulay)

RMHA REP TEAMS • WINNERS OF 4 PRESIDENT SERIES BANNERS

Pee Wee: RMHA’s Pee Wee A1 team

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Midget RMHA’s Midget A2 team

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(Coached by Grant Coates)

(Coached by Glenn Wheeler)

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RMHA “C” DIVISION 9 RMHA teams made it to PCAHA Championship games in their respective divisions with 6 teams winning. They include:

Atom: Richmond C4

Atom: Richmond C5

Bantam: Richmond Bantam C1

Midget: Rmd Midget C6 contact team

(Coached by Mike Ikeda)

(Coached by Wayne Pulis)

(Coached by Tom Johnston)

(Coached by Warren Lees & Steve Yip/Bill Orpin)

Midget: Richmond Midget C4 team

Midget: Richmond Midget C3 team

(Coached by Graham Amano)

(Coached by Don Cayer)

RMHA TEAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS RMHA Teams won six (6) PCAHA Team Achievement Awards

Bantam C3

Bantam C1

Atom A1 Rep Team

Pee Wee C3 Team

(Coached by Graham Amano)

(Coached by Tom Johnston)

(Coached by Al Wozney)

(Coached Greg Ibbott)

Bantam A3 Rep Team

Midget C1 Team

(Coached by Tony Wong)

(Coached by Dave Harkness)

RMHA TEAMS THAT WON HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS DURING THE 2010-2011 SEASON

The Richmond A1 Midget Blues

The Richmond A1 Bantam Blues

(coached by Norm Macaulay) won their tournament in Kamloops October 8-10, 2010 as well as winning the tournament in Kelowna, November 11-13, 2010.

(coached by Grant Coates) won the Abbotsford Bantam AA Tournament, March 10-13, 2011.

The Richmond A1 Atom Blues (coached by Al Wozney) won the Atom A1 division at the Sandman Inn Atom/Pee Wee A Spring Tourney in Richmond, BC, March 21-24, 2011

Bantam C3 (coached by Graham Amano) won Gold in the RMHA Bantam Midget C Spring Tournament, March 21-24, 2011.

Midget A2 Blues (coached by Steve Robinson) took 1st Place at the Cowichan Midget A Tier 2 Spring Tournament, Duncan, BC, March 25-27, 2011.

The Richmond A2 Atom Blues, (coached by Larry Hurst) won the Atom 2 Division at the Sandman Inn Atom/Pee Wee A Spring Tourney in Richmond, BC, Mach 21-24, 2011.


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Twenty years of Cravings

Food for Thought Arlene Kroeker

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’m a pasta guy,� Angelo Khoshaba tells me as we reminisce about the menu at Cravings Bistro in Marpole.

The restaurant just celebrated its 20th anniversary and over the years things have changed: menus, dĂŠcor, staff, (and now the location of the entrance). Angelo’s smile and hospitality remains the same, and lasagna is still on the menu (under “From Then to Nowâ€?). Surrounded by low-rise condos, just a block from Oak Street, and a couple blocks from Marine Drive, Cravings has become a neighbourhood “Cheers.â€? In the beginning, Crav-

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bay windows. My friend and I order from the tapas menu—Grilled Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Baja Scallops, and Prosciutto Flatbread. Lena, our server, suggests Salmon Nori and we agree. Chef Dmitri Aranov does an excellent job of fusing avours and textures. I love the fact that I’m offered food that isn’t trendy and expected. By the way, the chef loves pea shoots and uses them liberally. Laura Crema’s smoky voice enchants the room. We stop our conversation to applaud the jazz trio. Thanks to Cravings’ manager Karen Buck, the lounge will now host live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. The lineup includes the sounds of Brett Wade & Glenda Rae, UnoMas, Hemant Rao, Dino DiNicolo, Acoustic Grove, and Doug Towle (Spanish guitar). If you want something other than the tapas menu, try the Cava Burger—organic beef on a ciabatta bun with housemade yam fries, Grilled

Albacore Tuna with warm beet and potato salad, or Barramundi (Australian white ďŹ sh) with roasted orange. For those attending the Metro Theatre on Marine Drive, try the Dinner and Theatre pairing—$40 includes two courses and a theatre ticket. As well, Cravings is available for private parties, catering, and take out. For something sweet at the end of our evening, my friend and I share an apple strudel—the best I’ve had in a long time— and watch the room slowly empty. It’s nearing 11 p.m. “I’ll be back on the 29th for the set menu ($25),â€? my friend tells (or warns) Angelo. “I’m having the braised lamb.â€? I have my eye on the past—veal parmigiana. •Cravings Restaurant & Lounge; 8808 Osler St., Vancouver; 604 261 7779; cravings.ca Arlene Kroeker writes about food every Thursday in The Richmond Review. She may be reached at akroeker@aol.com.

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is it ever good! This time Reacher lands in a tiny town in Nebraska where he ends up smack in the middle of a gang war of sorts. The powerful Duncan family, who own a trucking company, has a stranglehold on the town’s inhabitants. The gang part comes in later. The Duncans rule by intimidation and they sure as heck don’t like strangers walking into their business. No sooner does Reacher arrive than the Duncans want him out. He’s an enigma to them, and one that poses an enormous threat to their livelihood. We learn early on that the Duncans are waiting for some mysterious shipment to arrive, but they want Reacher out of the way before it comes. Enter nefarious characters from other places that have a serious stake in the safe arrival of the “goods.” Reacher is like a thorn in their collective side, and they spare no manpower trying to take him out. But they don’t know who they’re

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everything bad around him, and attempting to restore order. The final chapters of this thriller fairly crackle with excitement and suspense and you’ll be glad you read this one. But like Lee Child’s other novels, if you’re squeamish about violence, take a pass on this. If you’re not, sit back and enjoy the wild ride. You won’t be disappointed. For

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Celebrating 100 years of skating Connaught ice gala reflects on decades by Don Fennell

1920s

Sports Editor

•Connaught began holding competitions and a carnival during a period known as Roaring Twenties, an era when sport enjoyed unprecedented appeal.

The Connaught Skating Club celebrated its 100th birthday in style Saturday. Sporting fashions representative of each of the club’s 10 decades, members showed their skating talents while performing to such popular period numbers as the “Skaters Waltz” (1910), “It Don’t Mean a Thing, if You Ain’t Got Swing” (1940) and “Send in the Clowns” (1970). Following is a look at the club’s history through the decades.

1910s •Under the patronage of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught, enthusiastic Vancouver residents form the Connaught Skating Club in 1911. Celebrating its 100th anniversary last weekend, the now Richm0nd-based club is the oldest skating club in B.C., and second oldest in Canada. Connaught’s first home was the Denman Arena. Located near the entrance to Stanley Park, the 10,000-seat arena (one of the largest in the world and one of two artificial rinks in Canada at the time) was built at a cost of $300,000 in 1911 to house the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The Millionaires won the Stanley Cup in 1915.

1930s •Connaught was forced to relocate to the Forum on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds after the Denman Arena burned down in 1936. But the move proved positive as club membership grew signifcantly.

One of the club’s Juvenile skaters performed to the 1910s “Alexander’s Rag Time Band.”

1950s •Connuaght skaters enjoyed great success under the guidance of Austrian-born coaches Albert Enders and Sadie Cambridge. Notable skaters included Audrey (Downie) Williams and Brian Power who in 1952 and 1954 finished second in Canada in pairs. Williams went on to spend more than five decades in the sport in a myriad of capacities and was a longtime international judge officiating at numerous Olympic Games. She will be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame this September. In 1952, the club was denied an application to build its own skating and curling rink near the old Shaughnessy Golf Club because the property could not be rezoned. See Page 24

A CanSkate skater sported the fashion of the 1990s.

Above: CanSkate skaters sported 1930s style. Don Fennell photos

One of the club’s youngest skaters was in 1970’s mode in Connaught’s presentation of ‘Send in the Clowns.’

CanSkate skaters portrayed the 1910-era by skating to “Rage Time.”

Sporting 1910-era fashion, a senior skater performed to the “Skaters Waltz.”

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sports

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W E S T M A R

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1291 CATALINA CR. • OFFERED AT $838,000 • Life on the park! A spectacular and clean updated 5 bedroom home located on the park in Burkeville. You will not find a better kept or renovated large home presently on the market in the area. This near 2100 sq. ft. home feels a lot bigger than it is with all of the open space and windows. Very bright and very comfortable. Cozy up to the wood burning stone fireplace in the living room. Big kitchen too with newer appliances. A great family home with 5 bdrms and 3 bathrms. Big front yard. Big back yard. All fenced for Fido and the kids. Come by the opens on Sat/Sun, April 9/10 from 2-4, and see what you are missing.

Sports Awards deadline April 10 Nominations for the annual Richmond Sports Awards have been extended to April 10. The best in Richmond athletics will be celebrated May 5 at the 12th annual Richmond Sports Awards and Recognition Banquet which are presented by The Richmond Review in conjunction with the Richmond Sports Council and City of Richmond. Categories are as follows: •High school (athletes aged 13 to 18 as of Jan. 1, 2011) •Junior (athletes aged 13 to 18 competing on a community-based team) •Adult (athletes aged 19 to 40) •Master (athletes aged 41 to 55) •Senior (athletes aged 56 and over) •Post Secondary (athletes participating on a university or college team) •Official (referee or umpire) •Administrator (contributing to a sport other than as an athlete or official) •Coach •Team •Athlete with a Disability •Special Olympian Email nominations to the attention of Don Fennell at sports@richmondreview.com. Include a detailed description of the nominee and their achievements, as well as a quality jpeg photo.

Nominee’s name: Age: Phone: (day, evening and cell) Email address:

Nominator’s name: Address: Phone: (day, evening and cell) Email address: Describe the accomplishments of the nominee in his/her chosen field. Supply current and relevant information including community ties, length of time involved and extraordinary successes. (The description should be as comprehensive and complete as possible and the names of references should be included as the judges will be solely relying on this information to select the winner.) Please note: submissions must include a high resolution headshot and action photo of the nominee (jpeg format).

Cricket Canada disappointed to be shut out of 2010 World Cup Cricket Canada is disheartened to learn the International Cricket Council has elected to not allow associate cricket nations such as Canada into the 2015 Cricket World Cup. In a press release, Cricket Canada says while it is apparent that the push for a 10-team tournament supports the needs of the sponsors and broadcasters who ultimately fund much of our programs, “we were very disappointed to learn that there would be no qualification process for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.”

From the results of the recently completed 2011 Cricket World Cup in the subcontinent, it is apparent that associate nations are able to compete at the international level and need more encouragement to develop their high performance teams against the full member nations, says the release. It adds that Canadian players turned out strong performances in this world cup and “the decision will surely mark the end of world cup careers for several of our players in the prime of their careers.”

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sports Seafair Atoms on Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday

Seafair Atom Thunder ham it up for a CBC cameraman.

Seafair Thunder will be in the national TV spotlight this Saturday (April 9) as the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight Kids. The local Atom C5 team will be featured on CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey Night in Canada, introducing an NHL game during the pre-game show at 3:30 p.m. The Thunder is one of 25 minor hockey clubs selected at random this season from nationwide submissions. -by Don Fennell

Community Worship UNITED STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.) Rev. Rick Taylor

Please join us at 10am Sunday, April 10 for Worship Service and Sunday School 604-277-0508 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church

SOUTH ARM UNITED CHURCH 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond 604-277-4020 sauc@telus.net www.southarmunitedchurch.ca Minister of the Congregation - Rev. Dr. Gary Gaudin Children & Youth Ministry - Rev. Tracy Fairfield Music Ministry - Ron Stevenson Worship Service & Church School - 10:00 am ALL ARE WELCOME!

BRIGHOUSE UNITED CHURCH an evangelical congregation

8151 Bennett Road, Richmond, 604-278-7188 www.brighouseunitedchurch.org

Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:00 am Worship

Richmond United Church

8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Minister: Rev. Neill McRae

Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship. Founded 1888. Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oldest Church

GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA St. Alban

an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stalbansrichmond.org

ST. EDWARDS ANGLICAN 10111 Bird Road, Richmond V6X 1N4 Phone/Fax: 273-1335 Priest-in-charge: Rev. Gord Dominey

Sunday Service: 8:30 &10:30 am Sunday School

St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Steveston Anglican Church 4071 Francis Road, Richmond, BC

The Rev. Brian Vickers, Rector â&#x20AC;˘ 604-277-9626

Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Contemplative Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Family Eucharist with Church School Sanctuary open for quiet prayer 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays â&#x20AC;˘ www.stannessteveston.ca

FILIPINO CHRISTIAN CHURCH CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Filipino Congregation) COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m.

BAPTIST Broadmoor Baptist Church A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey 8140 Saunders Road, Richmond, BC 604-277-8012 www.bbchurch.ca

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sonshine Adventures for Kids Interim Pastor - Rev. Bob Bahr

Richmond Baptist Church Love Godâ&#x20AC;ŚLove People 6640 Blundell Road, Richmond BC â&#x20AC;˘ 604-277-1939 ofďŹ ce@richmondbaptist.com www.richmondbaptist.com

Come home to RBC. There are no perfect people here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in the process, by the grace of God, of becoming all we can be. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have you walk with us on our journey towards the heart of God.

Teaching Series: PRAYER Worship Service: 10:30am Relevant, biblical preaching that touches the heart. Uplifting worship. Warm fellowship. Promise land: 10:30am Come and enjoy our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program for children ages 4-12 Weekly Programs: Christianity Explored: Tuesday (Mandarin) and Wednesday (English) 7:00 pm at RBC Youth, Young Adults, Adult Growth Groups, Ignite & Sparks Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club meeting throughout the week at various times and locations. Call the church ofďŹ ce for information about these and any of our other programs.

EVANGELICAL

8151 Bennett Road, Richmond tel: 604-271-6491

CHRISTIAN REFORMED

8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.org Rev. Scott Swanson & Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard

Worship Service and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program Sundays 10:30 am Everyone is welcome!

You are welcome to worship with us at Marpole United Church

Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Centre for Children 1296 West 67th Avenue (at Hudson St.) Phone: 604-266-8822 Minister: Rev. Diana Sung

REFORMED CHURCH (RCA) Fujian Evangelical Church welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

English Services: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Mandarin Service: 9:00 a.m. Minnanese Service: 10:30 a.m.

12200 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1B3 Phone 604-273-2757 â&#x20AC;˘ www.fujianevangelical.org

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ADVENTIST 7600 No. 4 Road. Inquiries Rev. David Cheung 604-276-8250 immanuelcrc@hotmail.com

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF CANADA RICHMOND PENTECOSTAL CHURCH RPC - A Place To Belong

9300 Westminster Hwy., Phone 604-278-3191 â&#x20AC;˘ www.rpchurch.com

MORNING SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9:00 am & 11:00 am Dr. C.A. Coats â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lead Pastor Alpha 6:00 pm Pastor Steven Moore â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Senior Associate Pastor ELEVATE (High School/College) 6:00 pm Pastor Joseph Dutko â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Generation Pastor ~ This Week at RPC ~ Wednesday 10:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seniors Games & Fellowship 7:00 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family Connections

Richmond Seventh-Day ADVENTIST Church Worship Location and Time: Sat. 9:15 a.m. 8711 Cambie Road, Richmond www.richmondsda.org 778-230-9714

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA Richmond Christian Fellowship Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond phone 604-270-6594 Pastor Inpam Moses www.rcfonline.com We are here for you Guest Pastor: George Donovan

To Advertise in the Community Worship page Call Geetu at 604-575-5304 or Rita at 604-575-5353


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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7

OBITUARIES

BESWICK, Cecile Yvette (Campeau), July 28, 1936 April 1, 2011. Mom passed away peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Yvette was predeceased by her husband Charles Walter Beswick in 1992. She leaves behind her daughters, Susan, (Ian) Lomness and Julia (Brian) Williams, and her partner Henri Senecal and his daughter Nicole (Derek) Zimmer. Nana will be missed by her grandchildren; Arielle & Adam Lomness, Connor, Ashley, Abby Williams and Justin, Kaela & Julian Zimmer. Yvette was born in Bonnyville, Alberta and moved with her parents Sarah (Vezeau) and Royal Campeau to Steveston BC, when she was 7. She has lived in Maple Ridge since 2008. The family would like to thank the nurses at McKenney Creek Hospice for their kindness and compassion to Mom and to us at this time. No service by request DAVIS - Julia (Judy) Lillian (nee Willis) April 7, 1931 - March 27, 2011 Judy passed away peacefully at Evergreen Baptist Society in White Rock. She was predeceased by her husband Grant in 1997. She was a loving wife, mother and very special Nana. Judy was born in St. John’s, and raised in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. She then moved to Toronto where she met Grant, married in 1952 and started their family. In 1964 they headed west to settle Richmond, B.C. Judy was not only a supportive hockey Mom she was a compassionate soul who had a love of knitting, crocheting and spending time in the garden. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed her get-a-ways to Reno. She also enjoyed travelling south with Grant in their motor home to spend winters in Arizona. Her home was always open, she looked forward to weekly family dinners and barbecues where the house was always filled with laughter and burnt garlic toast. Judy is survived by her daughters Joan Davis-Hall (Bob), Judy Wightman (Millar), sons Doug (Lori) and Don (Connie) her 9 grandchildren, Carrie, Randy, Breanne, Courtney, Ashley, Samantha, Niki, Cassidi and Kylie and 5 great-grand children Paige, Hailey, Kienan, Kaice and Mackenzie. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at 1pm at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club, 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond.

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SMALLWOOD, Trudy (nee Kuipers) Dec. 4, 1954 - Mar 27, 2011 It is with great sorrow that the Smallwood family announces the sudden passing of Trudy. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband Bud, her children Shannon (Tim Scott), Erin and Joseph and her grandson, Cameron. We would like to thank all her coworkers and friends from Safeway and the Richmond Fire Department for their support through these hard times. A celebration of Trudy’s life will be held at Valley View Funeral Home, located at 14660-72nd Ave, Surrey. On Saturday April 9th. A viewing will be held at 10am, burial at 11am and celebration of life at 11:30am, followed by refreshments.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CHAMCO INDUSTRIES has an immediate opening for a Service Coordinator in its Surrey office. This individual will be the central point of contact for service inquires, support the administrative duties in the department, and assist in the internal coordination of technicians. Experience in administrative duties and a technical / mechanical aptitude are requirements for this position. For further details of this posting, refer to www.chamco.com. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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Bookkeeper/Receptionist Cover for Maternity Leave Temporary Position up to One Year. Proficient in Simply Accounting Essential up to 3 Days per week Flexible Hours. E-mail Resume please to bob@caltronoffice.ca

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Coke & Candy Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations.Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing 1888-570-0892 Must Sell

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FOUND - SCOOTER at Garry Point Park on Tuesday March 29, 2011, a childs scooter. Please contact 604274-7871 if this belongs to you. LOST - left behind on #351 White Rock bus from Bridgeport, Sat approx 3:30pm, white Hudson Bay bag containing childs clothing. Pls call: (604)536-7600.

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Full-time position at River Club. Formulate competitive strategy, develop and train club athletes players to reach national / international standard; direct, motivate and train athletes / players during games or athletic events; analyse and evaluate athletes’ or teams’ performances and modify training programs. Secondary education NCCP Level 3 Certification and ITTF Coach Certification or equivalent, plus 10 years experience in leading teams at national and international events / games. Multilingual with Chinese preferable. Wages $28/hr, 35 hr/week, shift hours per training / program schedules. Apply info@river-club.com Tel: 604-787-6970, at 11111 Horseshoe Way.

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ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK is here! From April 10-16, schools & arts councils in your community are putting on gallery walks, performances and exhibitions. www.bcartsweek.org

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

We are looking for people with construction, manufacturing and production background.

WILD & CRAZY, CAN’T BE LAZY

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Nail gun and experience with using tools an asset. Afternoon and day shifts available.

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BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company with over 50 locations is now hiring counter attendants / cashiers / food prep. for a high school near you. During the school year.

To apply call: 604-273-8761 or email: adeccorichmond@gmail.com

Call Lori 604-777-2195

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Manrisung Korean Restaurant (Richmond) F/T Cook 3-5 yrs exp. Duties: Prepare & cook meals. $18.75/hr. Fax: 604-821-9922

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SANDWICH ARTISTS Riverport Entertainment Park ALL SHIFTS, F/T & P/T No experience necessary. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

SUBWAY. Call Amy 604-771-5986

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SALMON ARM Honda Powerhouse immediately requires a Licensed Motorcycle Technician and an experienced Motorcycle Parts and Service Advisor. Renumeration will be based on qualifications. Apply by Fax 250-832-6138 Attn. Lei-Anne Or by email to

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

180 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS ORDER ENTRY/ CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT F/T at Vtech, Richmond. Order entry, customer service/reception. For full details,

visit www.vtechcanada.com and email resumes to jobs@vtech.ca

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SALES

604-777-5046

BANNISTER GM in Edson, Alberta requires Journeyman Automotive Technicians. We offer Veteran Managers and Supervisors in a family owned operation. Signing bonuses, moving allowances, and top pay come with the right applicant. Apply in confidence to dean@bannisteredson.com.

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

LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. GPRC Fairview Campus. Accredited program well known to veterinarians. On-campus farm and residences. Work with large and small animals. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

HELP WANTED

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Own A home? Need Money?

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-1660 www.moneyprovider.com AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline April 29, 2011. More information: w w w . b c c o m m u n i t y news.com/files/scholarships

EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma, grade 12 Math, Science, English, mechanical aptitude required. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. September 2011.

Brammy Bros. Painting & Restoration Ltd. 1332 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Exterior Plasterer (Noc. 7284), Permanent, F/T, 40hrs p/wk, 3 to 5 yrs exp. Must be fluent in English, exp. in Lathers. Main Duties: Apply level & smooth coast of plaster using trowels, floats, brushes & spray equipment. Lather Perform. prepare wall, install the metal stud framing and furning to interior drywall or plaster walls and ceilings. Resume: jonh@brammybros.com CERTIFIED MACHINISTS & WELDERS required for established Fabricating shop in Vanderhoof, BC. Permanent, Full time, Competitive wages. Vanderhoof Machine Works Ltd., Box 1216, Vanderhoof, BC. V0J 3A0 Fax: 250567-2382 email: vmwltd@telus.net

182

EDUCATION/TUTORING

COMMERCIAL PLUMBING Sales Supervisor in Delta, BC for permanent position with Dobbin Sales, $36k Salary. University Degree and 1 year sales experience in commercial plumbing lines required. Must be competent in Microsoft NAV and Office. Driving license, vehicle and police check required. Send resume to Andy at plbgrep@shaw.ca

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748 SOUTH ROCK LTD. is hiring Milling Personnel, Paving Personnel (Pavers, Rollers, Packers), General Labourers (Screed, Raker, Flag), Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

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HELP WANTED

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

Call 604-328-6409

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

320

MOVING & STORAGE

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

ELECTRICAL

AAA ELECTRIC - 778 388-8328 Licensed-Large/Small New/Reno Resid/Commer/Permits Lic#104299 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

269

$45/Hr

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panels for Sale & Installation. 8291 No. 5 Road, Richmond. 604 275-3158

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Black Press is seeking an experienced editor/reporter to work with its Lower Mainland team to produce a Chinese-language publication.

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The editor/reporter will be responsible for producing a weekly publication in the Lower Mainland. Responsibilities include writing and editing stories, page design and some photography. The candidate must enjoy working with deadlines and have excellent communication skills, including fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop is a requirement. The successful candidate will also have a journalism diploma or degree and/or newspaper experience. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers and websites in Canada and the United States. We offer competitive remuneration packages and career growth opportunities. Please forward all resumes before Friday April 15 to: Black Press, Lower Mainland Division 310-5460 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5J9

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GARDENING

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS Interior / Exterior repairs, kitchens, bathrooms, suites upgraded. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical & tiling.

All work guaranteed!

Black Press ̳‫̶ࣱݵڊٳ‬ʨఛʨ‫ڄ‬

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604-209-8265 NEED HELP tweaking your home? Call us. We’re home renovation specialists: Walls, Tiles, Floors, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Closets. freshcoatapaint.ca 778-881-3866. NEW & REPAIR. Bath & KItch, flrs, tiles, moulding, dry-wall, painting, plumbing, wiring. Job guaranteed. WCB ins. Patrick 778-863-7100. SMALL JOB specialist, all repairs. Carpenty & flooring. Kit. & bthrooms a specialty. Dan 604-761-9717

320

MOVING & STORAGE

1 ALL IN ONE MOVING Real Prof. - Reasonable Rates For all moving needs 604-773-7833 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

bradsjunkremoval.com Joey’s Junk Removal Full-Service Removal & Recycling. Joey da Costa 778-855-2412 jjremoval@hotmail.com

Junk

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (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 INT/EXT Painting. Papering & pressure wash. Reasonable 30yrs exp Refs, free est. Keith 604-433-2279

332

PETS 477

PETS

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

PLUMBING

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

Boston Terrier pups, 1M, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, $1,000. 604-868-0446, 814-5014

Skylight Repairs, Free Estimates WCB Covered, 10 Years Exp. Guaranteed work.

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA P/B pups. Ready now Vet ✓. Shots, 2 M, 3 F. Short hair. Family raised. $600. 604-852-1805 COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $525. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809. ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 GARDEN BIRDS Indian Fantail pig eon $50/pr. Ringneck Doves several colors $30/pr. Mexican Bobwhite Quail $40/pr. 604-542-9535 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP. 1 female. $750. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. HAVENESE. Reg’d. Micro chipped. 2-M $895. 2-F $995. Money back guar. Delivery avail. 604-557-3291 LABRADOODLE F1B PUPPIES, medium size, all black. Non shedding. Ready to leave Mom mid April. $1,200. 778-898-5105. LAB RETRIEVER PUPPIES. 7 available. Born Feb 12th. $550. Call 604-316-5644, MIN PIN, spayed female, 6 years, very clean & smart, must sell. $500. Call (604)794-7347 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 PAPILLON. Registered, micro chipped. Money back guaranteed. Delivery avail. $850. 604-563-3769. P.B. LAB pups, 10-14 weeks. $400. Vet ✔, dewormed, shots, have papers. (604)796-3669 PUGS, Fawn 1 male. 1 female. Ready to go. Vet chkd & shots. $500. (604)614-6044 PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 1 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $500. (604)796-2727/799-2911 TINY BLACK TOY poodle vet checked. Born Jan. 28, 2011 Very cute. $850. Call 604-533-1759. YORKIES, 8 wks, fam raise vet chk shots, tails, dewclaws, 3 M. $750, 604-590-9060, jhurley@telus.net Yorkshire Terrier 1-F teacup, 2-M Reg’d, micro chipped. $995. Money back guar. Del. avail. 604-563-3769

Call: 778-862-0523

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

341

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Roofing Company in BC

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

604-588-0833 SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

BESTCO ROOFING LTD. Res., Comm. Tar, gravel, torch-on, Sheet Metal, Duroids. Fully Ins. WCB Cov. BBB. All kinds of roofing. New & reroofing. Gill 604-727-4806 or Charlie 604-773-3522 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362

GARDENING SERVICES 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, pruning, trimming, power raking, aeration, cleanup. Free est. Michael 604-240-2881

21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service

604.

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Editor / Reporter

RUBBISH REMOVAL #1 AAA Rubbish Removal

604-537-4140

FENCING

S & S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

356

Local & Long Distance

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BACK-HOE, BOBCATS SERVICE. Excavation, drainage, concrete & asphalt rem/install. Paving stone & retaining walls. 604-833-2013

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

260

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HANS ROOFING Ltd. SPECIALIZING IN NEW & RE-ROOFING

JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

JJ ROOFING. New Roofs/Re-Roofs / Repairs. Summer Special ~ 20% Off. Free Est. Refs. WCB Insured. Member BBB. Jas @ 604-726-6345

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

Call 604-716-8528

Free estimates & competitive rate

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about Free Delivery to most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width & length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $7995.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.


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FRUIT & VEGETABLES

FARM FRESH ENGLISH cucumbers & tomatoes. Open daily 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8891 Sidaway Road.

551

GARAGE SALES

ESTATE SALE: Final day! 10711 Lassam Rd., Sat., Apr. 9th, 9-1pm. High end furniture, home and Christmas decor, bedding, toys, kitchen ware, etc... Indoors! MOVING SALE: Sat. & Sun. April 9 & 10 April 9am - 4pm. Everything must go. 10431 Leonard Road. RICHMOND Great garage give-away! Hsehold items & gently used clothing, are given FREE to those who need or want them.

Sat. April 9, 9am-noon Richmond Christian High School

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Personalized All-In-One Easter Basket- OVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and PeepsÂŽ Visit www.PersonalCreations.com/Always or Call 1-888903-0973

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $3000. Picelo $250, Bongo Drums-perfect cond. $275 Call 604-534-2997 FOR SALE 6 piano accordions, from $140 to $500. 2 violins $150. ITS. 604-853-7879. PIANO, Yamaha, 1 owner, $800. Call (604)858-4081

10200 No. 5 Rd. No resellers, No early birds please!

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

8-10 FT

Richmond

HUGE MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun. April 9 & 10 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6100 Drewry Crest.

DOGWOOD & JAPANESE MAPLES

(off Azure Rd.) Furniture & lots of good stuff

8069 Nelson St. Mission

$10 ea 604-826-8988

RICHMOND MOVING SALE - DOWNSIZING COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD: FURNITURE, MISC., ETC. 9651 - DAYTON AVE. UNIT 8 (Must park outside on St.) Sat & Sun. - Apr. 9 & 10th 10am to 3pm . Rain or Shine.

581

SOUND/DVD/TV

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464

REAL ESTATE

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Antiques, collectibles, tiffany glass, household & more.

Indoors, Sat Apr 9th, 9am- 2pm #26 - 12331 Pheonix Dr. WESTWATER VILLAGE

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT @ 13982 Cambie Rd. Richmond, starting May 15. 860 sq.ft. $900/mo. all utils. incl. Call 604-788-2521.

Park on street & walk in please.

625 559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

FOR SALE BY OWNER

PRIME TSAWWASSEN location beach access. Build or reno. 54 Georgia Wynd. 604-948-2364.

627

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOMES

Sell Your House Fast! Damaged house! Older house! Difficulty selling? Need to sell now? NO FEES! NO RISK! 604.657.9422

630

LOTS

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REAL ESTATE LOTS

630

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250814-3788 www.hbmodular.com

636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

OWN 20 ACRES-$0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks, Owner Financing, Free Color Brochure 1800-343-9444 www.20acreranches.com

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND, brand new 2 bdrm 2 bath apt., 5 appls, swim pool, undg prk, strg, cls to transit, avail now. $1600/mth. Phone (778)865-6696 RICHMOND CENTRE, 1 bdrm. condo, insuite ldry. N/P N/S. Nr. skytrain and Olympic Oval. $1200. Avail. now. 604-727-5759 Susan

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604 575 5555 RICHMOND. Corner large 1 bdrm near park, avail May 1st. $900/mo. 604-272-0140. jimlisa@shaw.ca RICHMOND

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

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Richmond

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

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

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE storage space avail. 15,000 sqft. 3 dock loading. Short term until Nov 30/11. $7300/m incl all operating exp. 604-715-7423

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RICHMOND upper lge 3 bdrm 1.5 baths approx 1250sf, priv W/D, strg, balconies, extremely clean, quiet, family oriented bldg, clse to Blundell shopping & transit. $1375/mo + 1/2 utils. 1 cat OK. 604-271-3737 Richmond Williams/Saunders newer 2 bdrm lower 5 appl NP/NS nr bus shop May 1 $1000m. 275-1868

SOUTH ARM AREA 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrms, 1 1/2 baths. Completely new kitchen, with granite countertops. new appls, new bath, laundry etc. Quiet CDS, close to schools & transit. N/S. N/P. $1600. Avail immed. 604-241-0785.

736

Paying my way through college with over 10 years experience. UĂ&#x160;Regular Scheduled Cuts UĂ&#x160;iĂ&#x20AC;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} UÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x160;EĂ&#x160;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x2C6;âiĂ&#x160;UĂ&#x160;i`}iĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} WCB & LIABILITY INSURED

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RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

2 bdrm suite in 4 plex for rent for May 1. Shared utils. exc cond. f/p. new w/d. Fenced yard. No dogs. Cats ok. 604-943-3374. 4TH/GRANVILLE, G/L 2 bdrm, pri entry. $850 incl heat & hydro (no lndry). NP/NS. Suit single (couple rent neg). Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 604-244-7862 CENTRAL RICHMOND. 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Very clean, freshly painted Nr SkyTrain. $650 incl utils. N/S. N/P. Avail now. 604-616-7247. GARDEN CITY/FRANCIS: 2 Bdrm bsmt ste in new house. Sep entry & kit, granite counters, hrdwd flrs, shrd lndry. $1250/mo incl gas/elec. Avail now. N/P. Call between 8am10pm. (604) 241-2518 or 341-6006. RICHMOND. 2/bdrm ground level suite in NEW HOUSE. Own alarm, priv entry, gated, f/p. ALL NEW APPL. own W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail now. $1100/mo. incl util/cable/net. 604-313-8555 or 604-992-4091 RICHMOND #5 Rd. 1 bdrm nice new home. Full bath, lndry, prkg. N/S, N/P. $750 incl utils. Avail now. 604-780-3793 or 604-214-0231. RICHMOND nr 4 Rd, 2 BR Bsmt Ste $950/mo NS/NP, incl util & WIFI, in-suite w/d, nr bus stop & school, avail now (604) 617-2536

752

TOWNHOUSES

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TRANSPORTATION 818

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 1998 BUICK LASABRE LTD, new tires & brakes. exc. clean condition. Private. $4800. 778-565-1097.

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

1998 BUICK LESABER 4 dr., low km., blue, $2800 for sale by owner. (604)939-5633 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM, 4 dr, fully loaded, auto, AirCared, $2250. 604-832-8944.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2003 MERCEDES BENZ C320 4matic, Obsidian Black, auto, fully loaded, 165K, superb cond., orig owner, service records $10,900 obo (604)838-2683 or 604-853-9962

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

SCRAP METAL WANTED

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com The Scrapper

2006 Hyundai - 2 dr. sport hatchback, 108,000km, Manual 5 spd. Asking $6000. Call: 778 986-1330 2008 TOYOTA MATRIX, auto, s. roof, alloy whls, loaded, 40 K, red, asking $10,860. Call 604-836-5931. 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $9,000 firm. 604-538-9257.

827

MARINE

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The show was hosted by AM1470 on the main stage in the mall. There Around Town were singAmanda Oye ers, dancers and games where a lucky few won prizes. “The audience was quite enthusiastic,” said Melissa Chalermsrichai, Parker Place promotion co-ordinator. Audience members of all ages had the opportunity to get up on stage and participate in games. The first one had contestants go out into the crowd and collect items such as business cards and belts from audience members. The last game was a Mandarin/Cantonese round of Name That Tune. The celebration was “an opportunity to just share with the community and to provide some entertainment,” said Chalermsrichai. The food court, where the show was held, was the perfect size even if it did get a little crowded because “the environment is just cozier,” she said. The show was done in Mandarin and Cantonese this year, but they plan to make it more multicultural for next year, according to Chalermsrichai. “We do try to attract more multicultural customers as well,” she said.

Jessie and Jeff Wong. Jessie won a prize for competing in one of the games.

DJs Gerald Yang and Mandy Chan (known on-air as Ahoi) hosted the event.

Jerry Kuo, Angus Tsai, Adeline Hao and Jerry Lee from the band Sen, who were the final performance of the celebration.

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