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Spectacular blaze destroys six-storey condo complex
Richmond voter turnout worst in B.C. by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
The Remy was scheduled to include affordable housing by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Tuesday night’s spectacular blaze that destroyed the construction site of a $60 million 188-unit condo complex on Cambie Road will have a far-and-widereaching impact on the community. Slated to open later this year, The Remy was to include a wide array of affordable housing options, but now is little more than a scorched pile of rubble. “The impact of this is going to be felt far and wide in the community,” City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said Wednesday. But developer Dana Westermark has pledged to rebuild, and rebuild as quickly as possible. “This is a difﬁcult time not only for us as a developer but for the buyers and partners who have been involved with us throughout the process,” he said. “We ask for everyone’s patience and vow that we will move ahead and deliver on our promise to bring a new, vibrant community to Richmond centre.” When ﬁrst proposed, there were some concerns raised by Richmond Fire-Rescue that the city would have trouble ﬁghting a ﬁre in this type of taller condo structure. But chief ﬁre prevention ofﬁcer Dave Clou, who in February 2009 warned in a report to city council that the ﬁre department lacked the ﬁreﬁghting equipment to tackle such a blaze, said that wasn’t a factor on Tuesday evening. Without any gyproc on the walls or an activated ﬁre sprinkler system, there was little to slow the spread of the ﬂames, and the six-storey structure—the ﬁrst woodframe building of its size in the province—was completely engulfed in ﬂames by the time ﬁre crews arrived shortly before 11 a.m. This was a construction site, Clou said, and not a completed building, which made a world of difference. See Page 6
Martin van den Hemel photos Fire crews work on putting out a ﬁre at The Remy (top), which was destroyed in a spectacular blaze Tuesday evening.
Voter turnout in Richmond was the worst of any municipalities in B.C., according to Elections Canada ﬁgures. Just 50.7 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in the Richmond riding where Conservative Alice Wong toppled her opponents. In Delta-Richmond East, voter turnout in newly elected Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay’s riding was 60.2 per cent. That compares with 61.1 per cent across B.C. and 61.4 per cent across Canada. The numbers don’t include voters who registered on election day at polling stations, according to Elections Canada. In the 2008 election, Elections Canada reported a national voter turnout of 58.8 per cent—a record low. In Richmond, just 52.6 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in 2008, and in Delta-Richmond East the number was 60 per cent. Earlier this year, the City of Richmond’s chief electoral ofﬁcer suggested online voting, polling stations in malls and published candidate proﬁles could boost declining voter turnout. David Weber said online voting would give voters another option, but noted “a signiﬁcant amount of investigation and work” is needed before it’s considered for a municipal election. “It’s a good option, it does provide very good access for a lot of people, and it probably provides better access to those who are away,” said Weber. This week, the City of Vancouver announced it will employ online voting in a pilot project for the Nov. 19 civic election, pending approval by the provincial government.
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Findlay sweeps to victory in DeltaRichmond East by Philip Raphael South Delta Leader Kerry-Lynne Findlay is off to Ottawa. The Vancouver lawyer and Conservative candidate for DeltaRichmond East swept to victory in imposing fashion in Monday night’s federal election. With results from all 221 polls Findlay had racked up 26,059 votes (54.2 per cent). Her nearest rival was NDP candidate Nic Slater with 11,189 (23.3 per cent). Liberal candidate Alan Beesley was far behind in third spot with 8,112 votes (16.9 per cent). Findlay said the message from voters in her riding and across the country has drawn the lines for the political future of the country. “I think it’s going to be very clear for Canadians now because there’s more differences between the Conservatives and the NDP than there at times seems to be between the Conservatives and the Liberals,” Findlay said. She added the majority now allows the Tories to go forward with their economic plan. “As far as this riding is concerned, I’m very excited by the results. As I said I didn’t want to just win, I wanted to win well and I think I’ve done that tonight,” she said. “I’m very excited about taking the message from Delta Richmond-East to Ottawa and these are great people here. This is a great community.” Retiring Conservative MP John Cummins had held the seat for several elections before stepping down last month to become the leader of the B.C. Conservative Party. “It’s certainly great to see Kerry-Lynne win tonight, and winning so well,” Cummins said. Asked if she had a house picked out yet—Findlay had promised to move to the riding if she won—she said laughing, “I’ve had realtors calling. They know I’m moving. But I’ve been a little busy over the last ﬁve weeks.” The NDP’s Slater said he was encouraged by his party’s showing at the polls and its new status as the ofﬁcial opposition. “I think it’s the result of people ﬁnally realizing the NDP is not the boogeyman, that it is a legitimate party,” he said, adding the results have already had a profound effect on the political landscape of Canada. The NDP has arguably saved the country from separatism, he said, as the Bloc Quebecois mustered only enough support for a handful of seats. The people in Quebec just didn’t believe in Harper, but they believed in the NDP and that’s pretty clear, Slater said. Commenting on the Conservative Party’s majority, Slater said, “I think it’s an unfortunate thing, obviously—we’re at extreme ends of the political spectrum. It’s the way politics goes, and it’s one reason why we need to have more proportional representation in this country.” Despite the almost landslide result, Liberal candidate Alan Beesley said he doesn’t believe the Delta-Richmond East riding is a formidable Tory stronghold, but was caught up in a Conservative tide that swept across much of the country. Green Party candidate Duane Laird said he was personally disappointed in the results in Delta-Richmond East, but happy for the party as it elected its ﬁrst MP, Green Party leader Elizabeth May. He said the media will now have to listen to what May has to say on issues such as global warming.
Rob Newell photo Kerry-Lynne Findlay (centre) receives ﬂowers as she won Delta-Richmond East easily.
Martin van den Hemel photo Incumbent Richmond MP Alice Wong is congratulated by Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido Tuesday at the Conservative headquarters on Minoru Boulevard.
Re-elected MP Alice Wong says her mandate is job creation by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter There was electricity in the air at the jubilant campaign headquarters of Richmond MP Alice Wong, where she was all smiles as she ﬁelded questions from a throng of reporters. Asked what mandate Richmond voters gave her on Monday night, Wong said: “They gave me the mandate to work. Keep creating jobs. The economy is number one. And law and order and also for the beneﬁts of those who need help.” On the Garden City lands, Wong said she’s always been a supporter of keeping it green. However when asked if she’d request that Ottawa return the $29.6 million the City of Richmond spent on purchasing the 55 hectare property, Wong was less clear. “Now this is not a simple issue because it has involved many, many parties. The First Nations, the city and also the Crown land commission. So it’s not an easy issue. However, I think that the most important thing is the city, for the city to know what to do and how to use the big piece of land.” On the proposed jet fuel pipeline from South Richmond to the airport, Wong said: “I intend to object (to) it...I have already spoken many times that I’m concerned, really concerned.” On health, she said: “I don’t think health is an issue here because he have already kept increasing the transfer to the provincial government, six per cent every year. So that is not going to be an issue, I hope.” It wasn’t just the atmosphere that was different at Wong’s campaign headquarters, when compared to that of her chief rival, Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido.
There was a buffet of noodles, samosas and other ﬁne Asian-themed foods offered to Wong’s volunteers and supporters in spacious well-kept surroundings. Not a single slice of pizza in sight. At Peschisolido’s cramped campaign headquarters, the theme was pizza, the ofﬁce unkempt and littered with napkins, the ceiling tiles stained. One reporter questioned whether Peschisolido’s war chest was as deep as Wong’s, which seemed to be overﬂowing judging from Monday night. Wong and new Delta-Richmond East Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay will join a Conservative majority government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Needing 155 seats to form a majority, the Conservatives won 167 seats. The NDP form Ofﬁcial Opposition with 102 seats. The Liberals were reduced to 34 seats, the Bloc Quebecois was nearly wiped out and reduced to four seats while the Green Party leader Elizabeth May was elected in that party’s ﬁrst electoral win. Former Conservative B.C. campaign co-chair Bob Ransford said Monday’s federal election results didn’t surprise him as the Tories swept to victory in Richmond and Delta-Richmond East. Ransford didn’t feel incumbent MP Alice Wong was ever in any real danger from Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido. “I think his track record speaks for itself,” Ransford said of Peschisolido, adding that he expected to see the Liberals suffer losses at the polls. “I think Alice has proved to be a capable Member of Parliament and has shown over the last couple of years that she really understands the issues locally and I think she’s built a base and I never felt that she would be threatened.”
Wong won big Alice Wong had 58.33 per cent of the vote, a big jump over 2008’s share, where she got 49.77 per cent. She won with 25,104 votes, more than 17,000 ahead of second place finisher Joe Peschisolido of the Liberals. Peschisolido, a former Richmond MP, had 8,035 votes for 18.67 per cent. By comparison, Raymond Chan, the incumbent Liberals who lost the 2008 election to Alice Wong had 30.85 per cent of the vote—and that was an 11.98 per cent drop over the 2006 result The NDP’s Dale Jackaman finished with 7,862 votes, or 18.27%, up from 11.81% in 2008. Green Party candidate Michael Wolfe had 2,034 votes (4.73%). Wong was first elected in 2008 and served as the parliamentary secretary for multiculturalism the past term. In Delta-Richmond East, Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay won with 26,059 votes to grab 54.2% of the vote. The NDP’s Nic Slater was second with 11,189 votes, good for 23.3%. Liberal Alan Beesley had 8,112 votes (16.9%), Green candidate Duane Laird had 2,324 votes, independent John Shavluk got 220 and Libertarian Jeff Monds managed 147 votes.
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Regular Council Meeting Monday, May 9, 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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Agenda Items: 1. 8391, 8411 and 8471 Williams Road - DP 07-381317 - Matthew Cheng Architects Inc. – To: (1) permit the construction of 15 townhouse units at 8391, 8411 and 8471 Williams Road on a site zoned “Medium Density Townhouses (RTM1)”; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to allow tandem parking spaces in eight (8) of the 15 townhouse units. 2. 12011 Steveston Highway and 10800 No. 5 Road - DP 10-544504 - Townline Gardens Inc. (dba The Gardens Joint Venture) – To: permit the development of ‘The Gardens’ – Phase 1 consisting of 2 mixed-use residential/commercial buildings containing a total of 182 apartment dwelling units with a total floor area of 20,335 m² (14,472 m² residential and 5,863 m² commercial) for a portion of 12011 Steveston Highway and 10800 No. 5 Road on a site rezoned Commercial Mixed Use (ZMU18) – The Gardens (Shellmont). 3. 5900 Minoru Boulevard - DP 11-564210 - Phileo Development Corp. – To: (1) permit the construction of approximately 418 units distributed in three (3) residential towers (two (2) 16-storey and one (1) 14-storey tower), approximately 3,239 m² (34,873 ft²) of Community Centre space and approximately 1,944 m² (20,930 ft²) of space for a Post Secondary Institution on a site zoned “Downtown Commercial and Community Centre/University (ZMU15) – Lansdowne Village (City Centre)”; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500 to: (a) reduce the minimum required setback from Firbridge Way from 3.0 m to 1.5 m for the portion of the development consisting of the Community Centre/Post Secondary Institution; (b) reduce the total number of required short-term bicycle parking to 60 stalls; (c) increase the permitted lot coverage to 90 per cent; and (d)
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Musical Expressions Featuring Rachael Chatoor The Musical Expressions concert series, hosted by Richmond recording artist Cherelle Jardine, takes you on a musical journey with local and national artists. Rachael Chatoor is a performer, singer/songwriter, connector and social networking devotee who uses music and video to broaden her musical horizons and chase her purpose. This month’s Musical Expressions performance is part of the special Imaginary Enclave reception to celebrate Doors Open Richmond and Asian Heritage Month. Date: Saturday, May 7 Time: Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. (The Imaginary Enclave reception begins at 6:30 p.m.) Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Cost: Free, with ticket Tickets are available at the Cultural Centre front-desk (604-247-8300) Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.cherellejardine.com.
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have won a majority and Jackaman thinks there are dark days ahead for Canadians. “We cannot trust Stephen Harper. He is a bad prime minister. He’ll go down in history as one of the worst prime ministers in Canada once people ﬁgure him out. “He’s a dictator. He’s a very, very controlling individual. He is very un-Canadian and undemocratic.” Jackaman also took aim at The Richmond Review, charging that the paper’s election coverage was unbalanced. “The Richmond Review has a nasty tendency of favouring the parties that have won the battles in the last election and ignoring those of us who didn’t do so well, regardless of the situation. So that didn’t help.”
Candidate and party drop in polls, but manage to elect first MP by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond Green candidate Michael Wolfe watched Monday as he and his party slid downward in the polls. But the mood was still upbeat at Creekside Community Recreation Centre in Vancouver, where Green party candidates gathered to watch election night results. “Although we were there to celebrate (Vancouver
Centre candidate) Adrianne Carr’s campaign—and that didn’t translate into a reason to be cheerful—it was Elizabeth May’s campaign that really set it off for us. The candidates were pleased that we played a role in it.” May, the Green party’s leader, won her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands with 46.3 per cent of the vote, beating Conservative incumbent and cabinet minister Gary Lunn by 7,359 ballots. In Richmond, Wolfe ﬁnished a distant fourth with 2,034 votes, compared to Conservative winner Alice Wong’s 25,104. “Seeing 2,000 people commit to staying the course and providing sup-
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Jackaman, running in his third federal campaign, had the best showing for a New Democrat in Richmond since the 1988 election, capturing 18.27 per cent of the vote, up from 11 per cent in 2008. He trailed former MP Joe Peschisolido of the Liberals by 172 votes for second place. Jackaman said there were a lot more volunteers working this election, which helped make a difference at the polls. “It was a big change,” Jackaman said. “We even ran out of campaign signs. We should have had more.” “We’re proud to carry the NDP banner in Richmond. We know it’s a very difﬁcult riding.” And the bad news? Stephen Harper’s Conservatives
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“We tried, we tried,” former Richmond MP Joe Peschisolido lamented as he walked into his campaign headquarters, where not even his arrival could resuscitate his dejected-looking volunteers. As the polling station results trickled in, Peschisolido stood a distant third, behind not only his chief rival, incumbent Conservative MP Alice Wong, but also NDP candidate Dale Jackaman, who was riding high from an apparent national Orange Crush wave that saw NDP leader Jack Layton become the head of the Ofﬁcial Opposition. To say it was a somber night would be understating it. By the end of the night, local Liberal support had dramatically fallen, as they ﬁnished in a virtual deadlock—99 votes behind—with the NDP for a distant second-place ﬁnish, nearly 17,000 votes behind Alice Wong and the Conservatives. Volunteers and supporters who gathered in Peschisolido’s ofﬁce across from the Save-On-Foods on Ackroyd Road sat and stared in muted disbelief as the national results were broadcast on live television. The appearance of the pizza man went virtually unnoticed, and campaign chief Mindi Cofman had to remind people to help themselves. But not everyone did, as some appeared too stunned to eat. While Cofman got the sense that people were tired of another election, Peschisolido didn’t get the same feeling during his door-knocking. Cofman was optimistic that the Liberal defeat in Richmond was the end of one chapter and the beginning of something new. “We had a fabulous candidate here,” Cofman said
Martin van den Hemel photo Not even the arrival of Joe Peschisolido at Liberal campaign headquarters.
of Peschisolido, who was gracious in defeat and complemented Wong and her team of volunteers on running a strong campaign. “I’d like to congratulate Alice Wong on a very solid campaign. I’m sure she’s going to do a good job as a member of Parliament,” he said. “I congratulate Prime Minister (Stephen) Harper. He’s going to form a majority government it seems. And the NDP did extremely well. Dale Jackaman is a good friend and he deserves all the support that he got here.” Shortly before visiting Alice Wong’s campaign headquarters, Peschisolido tried to raise the mood in his ofﬁce, but had a tough go of it. “I’m very proud of the work that we did. I think the Liberal Party has some work to do. I’m not sure how that’s going to play out nationally but we ran a phenomenal campaign here in Richmond. The national trends were perhaps against us.” If there was something positive to take from Monday, it’s the fall of the Bloc Quebecois in Quebec. “The last numbers I saw is that the Bloc had four seats in Quebec and I think that’s a good thing for Canada. Whenever you no longer have separatists sitting in the House of Commons, that’s a very good day for everyone. I would have preferred that Bloc Quebecois would have been defeated by Liberal Party candidates but that did not happen.”
Embers from the ﬁre landed as far away as No. 5 Road From Page 1 With the building already engulfed, and the insides too much of a hazard to risk the safety of ﬁre crews, the decision was made to battle the ﬂames from the outside only. The building eventually pancaked, and even nine hours later, ﬁre crews were still on the scene putting out hotspots and ﬂareups. The ﬁre made for a spectacular show drawing hundreds of people who came out of their nearby homes to watch the ﬂames that reached dozens of metres into the sky and sent burning embers several kilometres to the east. Shirley Balesdent, who lives on No. 5 Road, near Cambie said a four-inch chunk of embers landed at her home, but fortunately didn’t spark a blaze. The embers sparked other smaller ﬁres in adjacent building, in some cases causing rooftop ﬁres that spread into the attic. As local crews focused on keeping
the ﬁre from spreading, ﬁreﬁghters from Vancouver were called in to assist in responding to other ﬁres in the city. News of the blaze spread like wildﬁre through literally dozens of postings on Facebook and tweets on Twitter. The orange glow of the burning building on Cambie Road, between Garden City and No. 4 Road, could be seen from several kilometres away, as could the massive plume of thick grey smoke, peppered by burning embers that ﬂickered like stars. The sound of breaking glass, collapsing walls and crackling timber could be heard from a half block away, where residents watched the conﬂagration. As part of their investigation into the cause of the ﬁre, ﬁre investigators will be trying to determine its origin. As well, they’ll be looking at what construction activity occurred earlier in the day. If motorists, passersby or area residents saw the earliest stages
of the ﬁre, when the blaze was conﬁned to a smaller area, they are asked to contact the ﬁre department. Clou also said investigators will be looking for clues in uploaded videos snapped by onlookers. There were no injuries, though as a precaution, 17 people were evacuated from nearby homes, Townsend said. Plans called for heavy equipment to be brought in to shift the pile of remaining construction rubble to allow ﬁreﬁghters to douse any remaining hotspots. The province and federal government each contributed $4.75 million to the project, constructed by Oris Developments, while the city chipped in with $900,000 and the province $500,000 toward a daycare for 50 to 60 children. Some 48 affordable apartments for low to moderate income families, and another 37 affordable homeownership units were to be made available.
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EDITORIAL: Fire should serve as cautionary tale
fire that destroyed the six-storey Remy apartment complex Tuesday night should serve as a cautionary tale. Fires at construction sites happen. Some more serious than others. In this case, fortunately no one was significantly injured or killed. The building was under construction and yet to be occupied. The fact no other apartment buildings immediately surround this one served as a further measure of fortune. But this fire is much more than an inconvenience for a developer. It’s a wake-up call for city and provincial government officials to give a more careful analysis to the shift to sixstorey wood frame apartment buildings. Firstly, the amount of fuel a six-storey building provides to a fire is significant. In finished buildings, sprinklers and drywall help prevent fires, but at the Remy, sprinklers had yet to be activated and drywall yet to be installed. Imagine the damage this fire could have caused if the Remy was surrounded by traditional three- or four-storey wood apartment complexes. These construction sites need round-the-clock monitoring by trained security to help prevent fires from spreading—or starting in the first place. Secondly, a warning from Richmond Fire-Rescue in
Martin van den Hemel photo Fire crews continued Wednesday morning to work on putting out the ﬁre that destroyed the six-storey Remy apartment complex that was under construction.
February 2009 should be heeded by city and provincial officials. City hall has clearly supported the change to the B.C. Building Code to allow six-storey wood frame buildings. But the city’s chief fire prevention officer suggested the local department was illequipped to fight fires in the taller buildings, noting the city’s
ladder trucks can only reach 18 metres under ideal conditions— about 12 metres too short for a six-storey structure. The department said to fight a fire in such a building would require new firefighting tactics, more firefighters and higherreaching ladder trucks. But no new resources have been allocated to the department since.
Instead, the city has simply pledged to look into equipment and staff needs in a strategic plan that is being developed for the department. No lives were lost this week due to this fire, but if more tall wood-frame buildings are going to be built in Richmond—as plans call for—a closer examination of their safety is needed now.
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Tom Fletcher These days the media never shut up about Facebook and Twitter and “viral videos.” In this year’s political madhouse, no candidate can be caught without a social media presence. So it surprises me that the breakout technology for public engagement turns out to be huge conference calls on the old landline telephone. “Tele-town halls” were ﬁrst deployed here by B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott. He got such big participation
that Kevin Falcon’s deeppocketed campaign quickly followed suit. Premier Christy Clark is doing one Wednesday evening for her Vancouver byelection run. Falcon, the reluctant ﬁnance minister, is using the same method to ask for options on the harmonized sales tax. In between hockey games over the next week, folks having dinner will be getting calls with a recorded message inviting them to tell him what he should do with the HST. Falcon admitted to some trepidation before extending such an offer to the general public. What he got at his ﬁrst one in Surrey was 27,000 people who stayed on the line for an average of 16 minutes, hundreds who queued up to ask questions, and 90 minutes of surprisingly civil discussion with real people. I listened in to the ﬁrst one hosted by Transportation Minister Blair
Lekstrom, where 5,900 residents of the Peace River region stuck around for an average 21 minutes to hear why he quit the B.C. Liberals over the HST, and then went back. That region and East Kootenay will be the toughest sell for the B.C. government’s mailin referendum in June. There were annoyed people. One man called it the “ripoff tax” that applies to groceries. Lekstrom politely noted that basic groceries are exempt from GST and HST. A farmer said it’s on top of the carbon tax, which falls harder on people who put up with cold weather and long driving distances. Another said cross-border shopping to Alberta has become even more popular. It was refreshing to hear real people describe their situations and concerns. Most had apparently spent little time poring over media accounts of the HST, but unlike the stale and spin-heavy debate that
resumed in the B.C. legislature last week, they were direct, polite and willing to listen. Falcon reported a similar experience after 90 minutes of questions in Surrey. Suggestions included dropping the HST by a point (estimated cost $850 million) and offering more exemptions, on things like gym memberships or bike helmets. Hundreds of people didn’t get to ask their questions, partly because the politicians took up too much time with introductions and smooth talk like “that’s a great question!” The patient callers were asked to leave messages for follow-up. I live-blogged the event on Twitter, including a brief debate with former NDP MLA David Schreck about the fairness of these town halls. Schreck said there should be equal time for a critic of the HST, otherwise it’s just government propaganda.
Judging by the NDP’s latest line of questioning, town hall participants aren’t missing much. Their big point in the legislature was that if the HST is rejected, low-income people would still get the GST credit. Yes, and the sun will continue to rise, but poor people will still lose a signiﬁcant redistribution of income. You’ll hear a lot about the HST in the next few weeks, with government and business advertising the merits of keeping it, and Bill Vander Zalm’s FightHST organization spending $250,000 of public money to continue its campaign of fear and ignorance. You could do worse than participating in one of these telephone town halls. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He can be reached at tfletcher@ blackpress.ca.
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letters Jet fuel pipeline should continue down the highway to Cherry Point the pipeline (now to maybe go along another non-residential route) more or less intact as originally proposed to the detriment of the Fraser River and its globally significant estuary. Also if this new rumored pipeline alignment is the only concession, the issue of public safety is still not assured as noted in my brief. Could I please ask for clarification on where your applications sits in that VAFFC has caused great needless anxiety for those that live in Richmond and Delta and has upset a large group that are concerned about this proposals rather callus attitude to one of the world’s great estuaries that now needs restoration and not more industrial development of this sort. The negative response that you have seen is just the tip of the iceberg and I question the public involvement and communications wisdom that may have had on your team that would have allowed such a proposal to proceed to this point. Many of us including some of us that put together VAPOR are not eco-freaks and we see the need for a healthy and competitive airport. On occasion, most of us do indeed fly out of YVR. Unfortunately, you have missed an opportunity to consult on several options you had before you and have tried to stuff an especially bad option though an environmental review process that is less than what
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Editor: Re: Proposed Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project. In response to recent comments, I want to emphasize that Richmond city council remains unanimously opposed to any proposal to build a new jet-fuel pipeline which would require an off-loading facility for fuel tankers or barges along the environmentally-sensitive South Arm of the Fraser River and/or a pipeline route that would pass through the middle of our community. The only preferred route for any jet-fuel pipeline involves the continued use of the existing pipeline from Burnaby with upgrading as necessary. If new facilities are proven to be required to replace the existing facilities, an off-loading terminal location for barges on the North Arm of the Fraser River, close to the airport, would be better. The city welcomes the Consortium’s decision to seek a 120-day suspension in the Environmental Assessment Review process to enable them to examine the option of routing a pipeline along Richmond’s Highway 99 corridor. The continued opposition from
many sources appears finally to be heard by the Consortium. Until now, real consideration of all other options has been rejected. While Richmond city council does not want any new jet-fuel pipeline, the Highway 99 routing alternative was a partial response to the consortium’s previous insistence on using the Shell Road corridor. Highway 99 would be preferred over the Shell Road corridor as it could largely avoid residential, farm and environmental areas. Richmond city council remains adamantly opposed to the consortium’s plans to use the environmentally-sensitive South Arm of the Fraser River as a transit point for jet-fuel shipments. We are deeply concerned about the resulting environmental and public safety threats. We strongly urge the consortium to revisit its approach. Also needed is a public consultation process that promotes consideration of a broad range of options and a real opportunity for Richmond residents to voice their concerns. Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie Richmond
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is required under the circumstances. You were bound to get a very hostile response to your methodology and logic used in your studies to generate the proposal we are opposed to. As I have noted in my brief, you should put your pipeline down Highway 99 but it should continue down the highway to Interstate 5 and to the ARCO Cherry Point refinery to augment the fuel you can continue to receive from the Burnaby Chevron refinery though the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline. That is most logical and will create the long term safest fuel delivery system you are after and will cause the least risk to people and the Fraser Estuary. I would urge you to read my brief and go back to square one and develop a reasonable and logical proposal that will have the support of the public and those that have succeeded in protecting what is remaining of the Fraser River estuary. I look forward to a more acceptable proposal with better consultation and a project that most of us can support or at least not oppose. This latter goal should have been one of your major objectives before you selected the study team that produced the reports and the conclusions that we simply cannot support. Otto E. Langer Fishery Biologist and Aquatic Ecologist Richmond
Editor: Copy of a letter to Adrian Pollard, director of engineering, FSM Management Engineering Group Incorp. I have been advised that the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation has asked the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office to suspend your environmetal assessment review for 120 days so as VAFFC can alter your preferred option to redirect the jet fuel pipeline from its previously stated alignment across Richmond farmland and residential neighborhoods to now follow Highway 99’s rightof-way to YVR. I was worried that this present scenario could well take place once you saw great public opposition to your project. I have advised others that the locating of a fuel line in residential subdivisions was simply foolish when other options that are totally viable and made more common sense but have not been adequately considered. I hope this was not a ruse by VAFFC to upset Richmondites and then you would make a compromise to take the pipeline out of the southeast Richmond neighborhood area and the public and Richmond city council would be foolish enough to back off from your project. This would leave the proposed VAFFC Fraser River barge-tanker transportation and fuel terminal (at the east foot of Williams Road) and
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Sunday night fireworks were for a wedding, not bin Laden Quilchena inundated with complaints from neighbours by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The fireworks booming and lighting up the darkened sky Sunday night in the Terra Nova area of West Richmond wasn’t a celebration in response to news terrorist Osama Bin Laden had been assassinated by the U.S. military. The Richmond Review was called by a curious resident, looking for an explanation for the noisy revelry that started around 10:55 p.m. and seemed to emanate from the area of the Quilchena Golf and Country Club. On Twitter, Cunning Pike tweeted: “Anyone in the #yvr #Vancouver #Richmond area know what the fsck all the fireworks are about? Nice going for 11pm on a school night” Tweeted Maggie Lin: “ #Osama death celebration happening in #Richmond ? Fireworks are going off like crazy by my house.” Richmond Mounties received a pair of complaints, one claiming they heard gunshots, another explosions.
Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said the noise came from a wedding being held at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club. Apparently, the individuals at the party had received a permit from the city for the display, described by the caller to The Richmond Review as an impressive piece of pyrotechnics, not just roman candles being fired off into the sky. Quilchena general manager Brian Taylor said Tuesday he’s been inundated with complaints. He said a member of the club held a reception for his daughter’s wedding and asked if he could put on a small fireworks display. The display was scheduled for 9:15 p.m., but was delayed until close to 11 p.m. “They were much bigger than we were aware of what was going to happen,” Taylor said. The lateness of the display was an issue, and the club is looking at instating a requirement that whoever holds a function notify the whole neighbourhood, Taylor said. Taylor said the club tries to be a good neighbour to residents. The thunderous fireworks display lasted five to seven minutes, and even caught the ear of Coun. Derek Dang, who questioned the origin. Now Dang and Coun. Bill McNulty will be investigating whether the city’s noise bylaw was bro-
“They were much bigger than we were aware of what was going to happen.” - Brian Taylor ken by the display and whether the fireworks bylaw needs to be amended to ensure late Sunday night displays aren’t repeated. “I didn’t even know we could have something like that,” Dang said Monday. Added McNulty: “I think it’s a bit much. I think it’s not acceptable.” City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said the city authorized the fireworks ceremony for between 9 and 11 p.m. because it met all of the criteria of the city’s fireworks bylaw. Asked about the city’s noise bylaw, and whether the fireworks violated that, Townsend said there may be a gap. “That’s something we’ll have to take a look at in terms of future use of the bylaw...to ensure community concerns are addressed.” The Sunday night noise had some people wondering whether it was Bin Laden related, as it came not long after a U.S. television network address by President Barack Obama revealing the military operation that led to Bin Laden’s assassination.
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Notice of Public Hearing Monday, May 16, 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.
and 9399 Tomicki Avenue) Bylaw No. 8687 which has attached to it an updated housing agreement still securing 22 affordable housing units but with updated and increased eligible tenant income and increased permitted rent as well as other updated terms and conditions. City Contact: Dena Kae Beno 604-247-4946 Community Services Department
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8685 and Zoning Text Amendment Bylaw 8686 (ZT 09-492885) Location/s: Applicant/s:
6051 & 6071 River Road Oval 3 Holdings Ltd. & Oval 4 Holdings Ltd. Purpose of OCP Designation Amendment: To provide for new City-owned, waterfront park adjacent to the Richmond Oval, and amend the boundaries of various OCP and City Centre Area Plan land use designations and subdivision boundaries accordingly. Purpose of Zoning Amendment: To amend the subject site’s existing “High Rise Apartment and Olympic Oval (ZMU4) – Oval Village (City Centre)” zone to facilitate the creation of new City-owned, waterfront park, permit a 3% increase in maximum permitted residential floor area, reflect proposed subdivision changes, and address related considerations, to allow for future high-rise, high-density multiple-family development under a separate application. Related Information – No Action Required at Public Hearing; Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw 8710: For the disposition of a portion of closed road known as Road B to the developer, and acquisition of portions of 6051 and 6071 River Road from the developer for park. City Contact: Suzanne Carter-Huffman 604-276-4228 Planning and Development Department
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8698 (RZ 10-540854) Location/s: 10040 and 10060 Lassam Road Applicant/s: 440363 BC Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Single Detached (RS2/B)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create three (3) lots. City Contact: Cynthia Lussier 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department
BYLAWS 8685 AND 8686
Housing Agreement Bylaw 8687 (RZ 08-408104) Location/s:
9500 Odlin Road and 9399 Tomicki Avenue Applicant/s: Polygon Cambridge Park Homes Ltd. Purpose: Currently, the subject property is subject to a housing agreement notice securing 22 affordable housing units located on the subject property pursuant to Housing Agreement (9420, 9460, 9480, 9500 Odlin Road) Bylaw No. 8535. On October 25, 2010, Council adopted recommended changes to the City’s Affordable Housing Strategy. To reflect those changes, City Council intends to adopt the new Housing Agreement (9500 Odlin Road
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8701 & Heritage Designation Amendment Bylaw 8734 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8702 (RZ 09-460962) Location/s:
5200 Hollybridge Way, 6300, 6380, 6500, and a Portion of 6900 River Road, and a Portion
of the River Road Right-of-Way between Hollybridge Way and Gilbert Road. Oval 8 Holdings Ltd. (ASPAC Developments)
Purpose of OCP Designation Amendment: To amend the City Centre Area Plan (CCAP) Generalized Land Use Map and the Specific Land Map (2031) for the Oval Village to correct an error with regard to park designation and make changes to the extent of required pedestrian retail uses. Purpose of Heritage Designation Amendment: To amend the boundary of “Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 5572 – 1990” and permit sidewalk construction and related works to be undertaken by or on behalf of the City without a Heritage Alteration Permit along the south property line (i.e. former CP Rail right-of-way, which is proposed as “new” River Road) or east property line (Gilbert Road) of 6900 River Road. Purpose of Zoning Amendment: (a) To amend the “High Rise Apartment and Olympic Oval (ZMU4) – Oval Village (City Centre)” zone, as amended by Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8686 (ZT 09-492885), to permit a mix of high-rise, high-density residential, commercial, and child care uses within the area generally bounded by Hollybridge Way, the Fraser River, Gilbert Road, and the former CP Rail right-of-way (“new” River Road); and (b) To rezone: (i) a small portion of the River Road right-of-way between Hollybridge Way and Gilbert Road (i.e. 165.3 m2) to “School & Institutional Use (SI)”, as per the proposed amendment to the boundary of “Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 5572 – 1990” at 6900 River Road; and (ii) the remainder of the subject site from “Industrial Business Park (IB1)” and “School & Institutional Use (SI)” to “High Rise Apartment and Olympic Oval (ZMU4) – Oval Village (City Centre)”, to permit the phased construction of a high-rise, highdensity mixed use development, together with new streets, parks, and related public amenities. Related Information – No Action Required at Public Hearing: Road Closure and removal of Road Dedication Bylaw 8496: For the disposition of portions of closed portions of River Road and 6900 River Road to the developer, and the City’s acquisition of leasehold interest in 6091 River Road from the developer. City Contact: Suzanne Carter-Huffman 604-276-4228 Planning and Development Department
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that front Breden Avenue which runs along the northern edge of the subject site to connect Bridge Street to LeChow Street. City Contact: David Johnson 604-276-4193 Planning and Development Department
BYLAWS 8701, 8734 AND 8702
BYLAWS 8746 AND 8747
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8721 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8738 (RZ 09-506908) Location/s: 6331 and 6351 Cooney Road Applicant/s: W.T. Leung Architects Inc. Purpose of OCP Designation Amendment: To amend the Official Community Plan designation, “Urban Centre T5 (25m)” specifically for 6331 and 6351 Cooney Road to permit a maximum 2.67 FAR. Purpose of Zoning Amendment: To rezone the subject property from “Downtown Commercial (CDT1)” and “Low Density Townhouses (RTL1)” to “High Rise Apartment (ZHR8) – Brighouse Village (City Centre)”, to permit development of a 14-storey plus roof deck, 79-unit high-rise residential apartment building. City Contact: Brian Guzzi 604-276-4393 Planning and Development Department
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8750 (RZ 06-344606) Location/s: 22560, 22600, 22620 Gilley Road Applicant/s: Kaiman Enterprises Co. Ltd. Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/B)” to “Town Housing (ZT11) – Hamilton”, to permit development of a 35 unit townhouse project. City Contact: Kevin Eng 604-247-4626 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8750
BYLAWS 8721 AND 8738
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8746 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8747 (RZ 10-545529) Location/s: 7480 and 7500 Bridge Street Applicant/s: Rav Bains Purpose of OCP Amendment: To amend the Circulation Map within the McLennan South Sub Area Plan (OCP Schedule 2.10D) to extend Breden Avenue to connect Bridge Street to LeChow Street and identified as a local road. Purpose of Zoning Amendment: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (ZS14) – South McLennan (City Centre)”, to permit the subdivision of 7 new Single Detached lots
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8760 (Minor health service in certain Industrial zones) Various Industrial Zones in Richmond Applicant/s: City of Richmond Purpose: To permit minor health service (offices of physicians, dentists and other health practitioners) in the Industrial Business Park (IB1, IB2) and Industrial Retail (IR1, IR2) zones and the following site specific Industrial zones: Industrial Business Park (ZI3), Industrial Limited Retail (ZI1, ZI2, ZI4), Industrial Business Park and Religious Assembly (ZI5), and Industrial Business Park Limited Retail (ZI7). City Contact: Holger Burke 604-276-4164 Planning and Development Department
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 May 6, 2011 and ending May 16, 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 May 6, 2011 and ending May 16, 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.
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arts & entertainment It’s Doors Open around the city Steveston artist Jodie Blaney one of over 40 participants in free city-wide event by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
his weekend Jodie Blaney will welcome the public to walk the paint-splattered floor of her bright blue art studio in Steveston.
The painter is one of over 40 participants in the fourth annual Doors Open event, organized by the City of Richmond. Doors Open allows the public to see inside places they’ve never seen and learn about the hidden crafts and cultures in the city. Blaney is a Steveston High Doors Open graduate who moved to •10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toronto to pursue a career in Saturday and Sunday, publishing. But after several May 7 and 8 years in corporate life, she •Over 40 arts, culture could no longer ignore what and heritage sites open she dubs “a calling” to return doors to the curious; to the ﬁshing village and start admission is free painting. •Doors Open site maps “I had a real epiphany that available at city faciliI should go to art school and ties and at richmond.ca/ give it a try,” she said. “It was doorsopen just something in me that took awhile to realize.” She enrolled at Emily Carr in 2008, earned a ﬁne arts certiﬁcate, and found her footing as a painter known for strong lines, strong composition and bright colours. Blaney is also unafraid of calling black a colour. “I usually start on a black canvas and work my painting out from there. I kind of work from dark to light,” she said. Shedding a corporate skin was made easier by moving back to Steveston, whose community of artists gave Blaney an immediate support network. The late Steveston sculptor Alberto Replanski was among those who helped her along by giving her some studio space and inspiration before his death in 2008. “He was kind of like a mentor to me, and was really, really helpful in giving me direction and motivating me,” said Blaney.
Matthew Hoekstra photo Jodie Blaney will open the doors of her home-based ‘Blue Fish Studio’ in Steveston this weekend as part of the City of Richmond’s Doors Open event.
Blaney’s early artwork focused on Steveston sights. She’s added landscapes to her repertoire, especially ones from her own imagination, and her artwork continues to move in a more abstract direction. This is Blaney’s ﬁrst year participating in the Doors Open event, which she hopes will boost her proﬁle as a new artist living and working in Steveston. “I’d really like to help make Steveston more of a destination for art,” she said. Another new destination this year is the B.C. Institute of
Technology aerospace campus on Sea Island. On Saturday only, the campus if offering tours of its avionics and gas turbine workshops, as well as the hanger where students learn their trade. Other venues include places of worship, green spaces, art galleries, museums and heritage sites— including McKinney House, another new entry this year. This pioneer family home (now located at 6471 Dyke Rd.) was a top-of-the-line model picked from a 1908 Sears catalogue. Owners Curtis and Eileen Eyestone have been restoring it for 20 years.
Biennale public art auction cancelled Sculptures now being sold privately; Water #10 already spoken for by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond council might not be alone in its disinterest in buying art from the Vancouver Biennale. Organizers of the public art exhibition cancelled a Saturday gala and auction event due to a lack of ticket sales. Most tickets to the event were priced at $250 or $500. The auction would have marked the grand ﬁnale of the 2009-2011 exhibition that featured 40 works of art by 37 artists, including Wind Waves at Garry Point and Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head on Elmbridge Way. Phillips de Pury & Company of New York was set to conduct the auction of works displayed around Vancouver and Richmond, but will now sell the sculptures privately. “The sales very much continue. Now it’s all by private enquiry. We anticipate that will take the next several months,” said Biennale spokesperson Miriam Blume. The Biennale asked ticket buyers to instead donate their contributions toward purchasing a legacy sculpture. Blume said that netted the Biennale approximately $50,000 as a downpayment, adding a public event is being organized to raise more funds and collect opinions on what sculpture should be saved. Sculptures in Richmond will be removed once they sell—or once the Biennale’s agreement with the artist or city expires.
Rachael Chatoor will perform at Richmond Cultural Centre Saturday.
Rachael Chatoor in concert
Jennifer Gauthier photo Wind Waves at Garry Point is one of the sculptures up for sale .
Blume said one of the sculptures, Water #10, at Cambie and River roads, has already been sold to a local developer. It’s believed the sculpture will be moved somewhere in Richmond. Last month Richmond council unanimously decided against spending up to $800,000 to buy one of the sculptures on display in Richmond. The Vancouver Biennale public art pieces—which included seven sculptures in Richmond—proved a source of heated discussion on letters pages and coffee shops since the ﬁrst sculpture arrived in October 2009. Miss Mao was the most controversial, while others questioned the appeal of of the “Heads”— Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Córdoba, Cabeza Chiapas—by Lansdowne Station.
Singer-songwriter Rachael Chatoor will perform Saturday at Richmond Cultural Centre as part of Cherelle Jardine’s Musical Expressions concert series. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m. Free admission. The cultural centre is located at 7700 Minoru Gate.
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who trashed baby, is pregnant again Ms. Taylor was unable to provide a reasonable explanation for her actions,” according to the Werier’s written reasons for judgement. In the psychiatric report, they stated: “She asserted that she did not know that she was pregnant, despite repeated questioning from friends, being sexually active without the use of any contraception or birth control, and noticing physiological changes in her body such as weight gain. “As noted, she indicated that she only began to suspect her pregnancy two days prior to giving birth. “Fur thermore, Ms. Taylor’s description of the offence, observations by the police during questioning, as well as comments that she reportedly made to her colleagues before her arrest, suggest that she did not show any remorse or negative response. “Ms. Taylor impressed as being concerned with others’ perceptions
of her rather than the baby or her own health following the birth. It therefore appears that the criminogenic factors that contributed to the index offence include Ms. Taylor’s egocentricity, remorselessness, negative attitudes, sexual naiveté and/or irresponsibility, and perhaps substance abuse to a lesser extent.” Aside from the conditional sentence, she received two years of probation and was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. On Jan. 31, 2010, Taylor gave birth to a fullterm baby boy in the bathroom of her boyfriend’s home. After delivering the b a b y, w h o w a s n’ t breathing or moving, she wrapped him in a towel and put him in a garbage bag. She then showered and cleaned up the blood, and then awoke her sleeping boyfriend. Concerned the body would decompose and smell, she asked for her
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Six years ago, no one but the ﬁshermen and a few chefs would be excited about this harvest season opening, but now, the day marks the beginning of spring, the beginning of seasonal, local food. During the past six years, there’s been a growing awareness about the largest prawns on the West Coast. It all began with a tale that goes like this: ﬁsherman Steve Johansen took Chef Robert Clark of C Restaurant ﬁshing. Chef tried the freshly harvested prawns and wanted them. “They are all going to Japan,” Steve told him. In fact, 90 per cent of the sweet, succulent prawns (with distinctive white spots) went to Asia. Grocery stores here on the West Coast and across Canada stock
the heat; lets the prawns sit for 30 seconds to 1one minute, depending on the size of the prawns; removes just before they are completely cooked; cools over ice; peels and eats. Laura Neufeld, the most experienced prawn ﬁsherwoman on the West Coast, operates her boat out of Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. She likes a spot prawn ceviche. Dice fresh peeled prawns and add to lime juice. Chill in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours. Dice watermelon, red pepper, avocado, serrano pepper, and cilantro. Add prawns and serve with tortilla chips. Anyone who tries a spot prawn becomes a convert at ﬁrst bite. The texture should be ﬁrm. If mushy, it means they’ve been overcooked. If you don’t get down to Granville Island for fresh prawns, go to the Steveston docks mid May. Fisherman Paul Bevandick and his wife Muriel will be there selling their spot prawns—ﬂash frozen at sea in tubs of ocean water. (To defrost, place tub in cool water for about half an hour.) Buy lots. I must admit that I run out of my supply in January and then it’s a long wait until May. “In the past,” Muriel says, “I started selling prawns on July 1, but because of the demand I am selling as of mid-May. Last year, we sold out early, so Paul is freezing more this year. Yes, the public is more educated about prawns and they know what they want.” I can’t wait, I tell Steve. “We can’t wait either.”
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Fishery violators get away without paying fines Black Press A huge number of ﬁnes issued for illegal ﬁshing have gone unpaid, raising serious questions about the federal ﬁsheries department’s ability to deter poaching. More than $1 million in ﬁnes are currently unpaid in B.C., ofﬁcials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans disclosed in recent testimony before the Cohen Commission into the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon. Since most ﬁnes are less than $5,000, the total unpaid reﬂects hundreds and perhaps thousands of individuals who have refused to pay, conﬁrmed Randy Nelson, DFO’s assistant director of conservation and protection. Nor is there any mechanism with any teeth to enforce payment. “We don’t have a system to collect and follow up,” Nelson said under questioning before the inquiry April 8. “It is of concern to ofﬁcers.” Paul Steele, DFO’s national director-general for conservation and protection, told the inquiry the problem gets discussed “from time to time” but the department has been reluctant to spend the money required to pursue unpaid ﬁnes. He also said DFO has trouble getting other government agencies to collect ﬁnes on its behalf and ﬁshery ofﬁcers may also lack the legal powers to execute warrants themselves to enforce payment. Steele admitted under questioning
from lawyer Don Rosenbloom the situation threatens to undermine DFO enforcement efforts. “If it’s widely known that a person could potentially get off without paying a ﬁne, then that could have an effect on compliance and the deterrence level, yes,” he said. The more than $1 million in unpaid ﬁnes is a cumulative total that’s built up over the years and includes all outstanding ﬁnes for Fisheries Act violations – illegal ﬁshing by sports anglers, First Nations and commercial ﬁshermen as well as habitat violations. Rosenbloom said later he was “shocked” by DFO’s admission of outstanding ﬁnes and its failure so far to act. Craig Orr, executive director of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, also said he was disappointed by the high number. “The environment and the ﬁsh are the losers when we don’t collect those ﬁnes,” Orr said, noting the money can often be channelled into stewardship projects or habitat restoration. “They need to improve that system,” said Sto:lo ﬁshery adviser Ernie Crey, another regular observer at the sockeye inquiry, who pointed to impending budget cuts at the department. “They’re about to lose $57 million over the next two years. And they need to ﬁnd ways of collecting this money if they hope to enjoy credibility on the ﬁshing grounds. So you have a double incentive to go collect these ﬁnes.”
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34 suicides in B.C. linked to gambling since 2003 by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter There have been 17 suicides in the Lower Mainland linked to gambling since 2003, according to B.C. Coroners Servicesâ€™ Owen Court. Between 2003 and 2010, some 34 B.C. residents
took their own lives, including 10 last year. â€œItâ€™s a very difďŹ cult statistic to track accurately,â€? Court told The Richmond Review. Linking a suicide to gambling would be based on information received from the family or the content of a suicide note, he said. â€œThereâ€™s no doubt that there are more cases that
we simply arenâ€™t aware of,â€? he said. Of the 17 Lower Mainland suicides during that seven-year period, Vancouver had the most with six. Richmond has one reported. Court said he couldnâ€™t provide any numbers for 2011, as the statistics are only compiled after a calendar year is completed.
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BRIGHOUSE UNITED CHURCH an evangelical congregation
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But Richmond has already had two deaths linked to suicide this year. A Chinese man killed a female companion in a local hotel in January, and then took his own life after amassing more than $200,000 in gambling debts at the River Rock Casino Resort.
BAPTIST Broadmoor Baptist Church
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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
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EVANGELICAL Immanuel Christian Reformed Church Sunday service 11.30am-12.30pm
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SPORTS EDITOR: Don Fennell Phone: 604 247 3732 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Fennell photo Led by coach Clive Clarke and goalkeeper Joscelyn Wallace, the Richmond Red Hot Selects head to the sidelines to greet family and friends after Monika Levarsky’s penalty kick goal earned them a 3-2 victory over Semiahmoo Thunder in the under-16 girls’ A Coastal Cup ﬁnal Saturday at Minoru Park. Undefeated this season, the Red Hot Selects will play for the provincial championship in July.
Red Hot Selects net Coastal Cup by Don Fennell Sports Editor Monika Levarsky scored earlier in the game, but her ﬁrst and only thought when she stepped up to take the penalty kick was to get the ball on net. It wound up being the winning goal as the Richmond Red Hot Selects edged Semiahmoo Thunder 3-2 in the under-16 girls’ A Coastal Cup ﬁnal Saturday at Minoru Park. “I’ve played or coached many years in Richmond and this is the best instance of perseverance I’ve ever seen,” Red Hot Selects’ coach Clive Clarke told his players. “Many teams would have folded but you kept going. I hope you feel proud of yourselves because I’m proud of you.” A now well-established rivalry between Richmond and Semiahmoo began at the under-13 age group. With the exception of one season, they’ve met either
Compiling undefeated season •Richmond Red Hot Selects remain undefeated this season, sporting a 25-0-1 record. •The Selects will play for the Provincial Cup July 2-3 in Richmond. The winner will advance to the national championships. •Coached by Clive Clarke, the Selects are: Joscelyn Wallace, Justine Do, Summer Clarke, Brenda Murillo, Amrit Berar, Monika Levarsky, Madison Higginbotham, Alura Castle, Alyssa Graeme, Natasha Magnus, Ashley Chen and Jap Nagra.
in the Coastal Cup semiﬁnal or ﬁnal every year. “They’re both good teams with excellent players,” Clarke said. “The respect we have for each other has made both sides better, especially when we play against each other. Today, it could have gone either way but I think our girls deserved the win.” After a scoreless first half, Semiahmoo opened the scoring on an early
second-half penalty kick. But Richmond didn’t waste much time tying the game on Levarsky’s ﬁrst goal. Semiahmoo regained the lead with only a few moments remaining in regulation time, catching the Red Hot Selects in a rare lapse. But as with Levarsky’s goal, Richmond was again able to reply as Amrit Berar (who also scored a goal during the penalty kicks) sent the game into over-
time by converting a pass from Summer Clarke, the team’s leading scorer. Once the game reached the penalty kicks, it was the goalkeepers (Jules McDonald for Semiahmoo and Joscelyn Wallace for Richmond) that stood tall. “I told Joscelyn that if we ever got to penalty kicks all we need is two stops,” Clive Clarke said. “She gave us more.” Clarke said the Red Hot Selects, undefeated in 26 games this season, simply refused to lose. “Most teams would have given up with two minutes to go, but the girls fought and fought. And in overtime, when the muscles were cramping, they kept going. What a year, and it’s not over yet.” The Red Hot Selects will play for the Provincial Cup, which Richmond is also hosting, on the July 2-3 weekend. The winner will go on to play for the national championship.
A determined Summer Clarke (right) tries to shake the tight checking of the Semiahmoo Thunder.
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Fencers ready to host west Western Canadian champs this weekend at oval The B.C. Fencing Association, in partnership with Dynamo Fencing Club, City of Richmond and the Richmond Olympic Oval, will be hosting the Western Canadian Championships this weekend (May 6 to 8). More than 220 fencers and 420 registrants from Manitoba, Saskatoon, Alberta and B.C. will be battling for the title of Western Canadian champion in a variety of age groups and weapons. The main events will be on Saturday, when the senior men’s and women’s epee, foil and saber competitions will be held. Senior epee events start at 8 a.m.; senior foil and saber events at noon. Two Olympians will be attending the event as guests of honour, and to present medals to the
Dynamo fencers will be out in force this weekend.
winners: B.C. resident Magdy Conyd, who represented Canada in the 1968 and 1972 Games; and Joshua McGuire, who fenced at the 2004 and 2008 Games.
Don Fennell photos Trying to add to his team’s lead, Richmond Chucker Matthew Cameron was called out sliding into third base during a 4-3 win over Chilliwack in Midget AAA baseball action Saturday at Latrace Field.
Midget AAA Chuckers ﬁnding ways to get the job done by Don Fennell Sports Editor Predicting how the balance of the season will unfold is like forecasting the weather: anything is possible. So the Richmond City Baseball Midget AAA Chuckers are focused on now, enjoying the fruits of an 8-2 start that has them tied with two other teams (Kamloops and Ridge Meadows) for second place in the provincial league standings. Victoria, which is slated to play Richmond in a doubleheader (noon and 3 p.m.) at Blundell Field next Sunday, is ﬁrst with a 5-1 record. “We’re a young team (three re-
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turning players but only one graduating) and because of that I was expecting us to be in the middle of the pack, with the ultimate goal to try to make the provincial championships,” said Richmond manager Raul Verde Rios. “But after getting to meet the players I’m not surprised (by their success). They’re really keen and despite being short of players, with quite a few injuries, others have stepped up and done well.” One of Verde Rios’ qualities as a coach is his ability to motivate players, while also teaching the fundamentals. But he hasn’t had to spend much time on the former. “It seems the boys are already
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PItcher Spencer McHattie (above) was a tower of power on the mound for the Chuckers Saturday. Right: Hayden Malcolm congratulates a teammate at home plate.
playing together and hopefully it continues like that,” said Verde Rios, after the Chuckers took a pair of games from Chilliwack on Saturday, winning 4-3 and 9-2. MidIsland is slated to visit Latrace Field next Saturday for games at noon and 3 p.m. “The boys are already learning how to win really close games,” he said. “In our third game of the season, against a really strong Vancouver team, we were behind 1-0 most of the way until the seventh inning. Then with players at ﬁrst and second and one out, we got a home run to win it. That’s really rare at this level, but our pitching and our defence helped us out.”
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Don Fennell photo Richmond United’s Jordan Gilles stepped by his Chilliwack check during the under-18 boys’ B Coastal Cup ﬁnal Saturday at Minoru Park. Chilliwack won 3-1, but both teams will advance to the Provincial Cup championships this July. More on the Coastal Cup, including photos, at www.richmondreview.com.
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sports Hutchinson skated to silver medals Ruth Hutchinson placed second in senior ladies’ singles at the 1971 Canadian Figure Skating Championships thereby qualifying for the world championships.
The following year she again placed second, qualifying for both the 1972 Winter Olympics and world championships. An an article in the April 2 is-
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A 3-1 win over Richmond Senior Soccer rival Athletics has lifted the All-Blacks into next weekend’s B.C. senior men’s soccer semiﬁnals versus Golden Ears United. The match will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. at Maple Ridge’s Westview turf. The All-Blacks survived an early onslaught by the Athletics, with keeper Peter Procter stopping a solid scoring chance. “For the ﬁrst 10 minutes or so they were stronger on the ball and were rewarded with more of the possession,” said AllBlacks’ player-manger Kyle Shury. “The next 10 or so saw us settle in.” Daniel Tait opened the scoring for the All-Blacks with a ﬁrst-half goal that beat the Athletics’ keeper on the short side. Ethan Lowenstein added to the lead with what was an empty net goal in the second half. Athletics scored their lone goal ﬁve minutes later off a corner kick, before the the All-Blacks sealed the victory on Ryan Dash’s goal with 15 minutes to play in regulation.
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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Contracting company is looking for employees for work in the Central/Northern BC area. Positions available include: a Certified Construction Safety Officer (CSO), experienced equipment operators, pipe layers & site superintendents. Forward resumes to: Box 681, c/o Tribune, 188 N. 1st Ave., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8
We are Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) the aluminum product group of Rio Tinto (RT) - a leading international mining group (http://www.riotinto.com) and the global leader in the aluminum industry. We supply high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminum worldwide and our AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark. To sustain this enviable market position, we count on the driving force of our 24,000 employees in 27 countries, all sharing our passion for excellence in product innovation, global practices and standards and cutting-edge technology. In particular, our commitment to excellence in managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) responsibilities is the hallmark of our activities. Our ultimate goal is ZERO - zero injuries, zero occupational illnesses, and zero environmental harm. Located in the Kitimat region of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations are part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America. Over the next four years, the Kitimat Smelter will convert from 1950s reduction technology to the most advanced version of AP40 technology. This new smelter will have a maximum aluminum production capacity of 420 000 tonnes per year, primarily supplying the Asian markets. Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking a qualified person to fill the role of:
Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE
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The preferred candidate will possess an Interprovincial Trades qualification and/or Technical experience (educational or work experience). A minimum of 3-5 years related experience in an industrial setting is preferred and the candidate will be one whose #1 priority is safety in the workplace. We offer an attractive remuneration package, a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry. Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets.
Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.
DRIVER - Fraser Valley based heavy haul trucking company has opening for one qualified class 1 driver. Must have min 2yrs exp., be bondable and able to cross the border. Fax resume & abstract to 604-852-4112 . No phone calls PLS
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To apply, please submit an on-line application directly at our website at www.riotinto.com/careers before Friday, May 13th, 2011.
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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS Order Desk Customer Service Representative. Wholesale Distributor in Richmond has a full time position available. Must speak fluent English Competitive wages & benefits. Fax Resume to 604-273-7745 or email to: email@example.com
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FABRICATORS Medium-size manufacturing plant requires qualified steel fabricators with experience in structural sheet and plate work. Please apply in writing to:
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MARINE MECHANIC Canfisco, a fully integrated sea food processing company is looking for a Marine Mechanic to join its fishing vessel maintenance department. The successful candidate will be familiar with fishing vessel operations and able to perform associated rigging duties such as: S splicing both rope & wire rope S climbing masts and rigging to inspect, repair & install rigging components S servicing & evaluating rigging & fishing blocks S repairing & general mainteance of fishing vessels S operating machinery on board & ashore including winches, power tools, forklifts, shop equipment Certificate of competency for operation of under 100 ton vessels is highly recommended. We provide on going training, career stability and a friendly working environment.
To apply: Fax 604-681-5916 or Email: email@example.com
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WOODWORKER Moulderman (women)
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 269
Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panels for Sale & Installation. 8291 No. 5 Road, Richmond. 604 275-3158
Req. for West Coast Moulding & Millwork, Port Kells BC. Must have previous exp. running moulders & capability of grinding profile knifes, set-up of moulder heads & complete knowledge of a moulders operations. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: • Advancement Opportunities • Excellent Remuneration & Beneﬁts. Please Fax resume: 604-513-1194 or E-mail: jobs @westcoastmoulding.com
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660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
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BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com 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
RICHMOND CENTRE, 10/F 6088 Minoru Blvd, 1 bdrm 650 sq.ft. No pets. No smoking. $1200/mo. Ref req’d. Pls call (604) 327-0111.
RICHMOND, DOWNTOWN, bright clean 2 bdrm, in highrise, 2 baths, fantastic view, W/D, 1 sec. prk, F/P, gym, $1550/mth. Immed. Near all amenities. O.D. pool. NP/NS. Phone 604-889-4128
RICHMOND, nice spac. 1 bdrm. on Dober Cresc. Balcony west facing overlooking courtyard and dyke. Incl. u/g prkg. and locker. June 1 or sooner. $990 mo. 604-351-5500
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HOMES FOR RENT
Charming 3 brdm.and den, fully furnished charcter home in Steveston. High ceilings, Vary Sunny, fireplace, granite counters. Avail. Jul 1- Dec.31.4-6 month lease. $2, 800/month. Call Lisa 604-786-1208. Pets ok.
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROOM AVAIL. in large house. in S. Richmond. $475 incl. shared kitchen, bath, lndry. & internet Avail. June 1. 604-722-7520. SHARE 3 Bdrm full bsmt hse with 2 guys. #2 Rd & Blundell. $460 share utils. + D.D. N/S. 604-275-6976 TSAWWASSEN. Room available in comfortable home. Suit mature or prof. person. $600 incl delicious meals. 604-943-6130, 603-7210.
4TH/GRANVILLE, G/L 2 bdrm, pri entry. $850 incl heat & hydro (no lndry). NP/NS. Suit single (couple rent neg). Ref’s. 604-244-7862
STEVENSTON N. Beautiful family home, 3 bdrm 2 bath up incl 1 bdrm + den down, front balcony. NS/NP. $2200/mo. Sam 604-813-4025, 604-248-7580
RICHMOND, Ironwood. Large 1 bdrm, 1 full bath. Bright & clean. Nr all amenits. N/P. N/S. Avail. now. $800 incl utils. 604-808-6143. RICHMOND. Spacious 1 bdrm, priv suite. F/P, cov. patio, 4 appls, lndry, w/w, storage, prkg, yrd. Avail June 1. N/P. $795/m. (604)833-2103 RICHMOND Williams/#2. Bach. ste. May 1. N/S. N/P. $675. Pref mature female/student. 604-307-9035. STEVESTON cozy 3bdr g/lvl, 2bath own laundry,nr amens, ref’s, avail May, ns/np, $1550. 604-721-3022.
RICHMOND, Williams/# 3 Rd. 3 bdrm upper. 1 bathrm. Balcony. June 1. $1460. 604-948-1966.
RICHMOND Cambie area, nr new, very clean 2bdr, nr all amens/transp priv ent, fenced, suit mature tenants n/p, no laund. Immed. $1100 incl heat & hydro. Call 604-202-5079.
Carpet & Linoleum: Installation • Repairs • Restretching
2 Bdrm bsmt ste. Nr #4 Rd/Cambie Newly reno’d. $900/mo + utils. N/P, N/S, Ref’s. June 1. (604)375-5458
RICHMOND 5Rd nr Cambie. 2 Bdr newly reno’d 1000 s/f. Incl cable, utils & 1 day laundry.Ns/np. Immed. 604-721-2177 or 778-896-2177.
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2004 BUICK LASABRE, cloth int, 148K, show room cond, private, $7900 obo. 604-593-5072. OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999. V6 auto, 4 door, loaded, low km’s, no accid, AirCared til July ‘12. $3500. 778-888-6805 / 778-837-6577
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2006 25’ TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 6, slide out, exc. cond. $14,900. Tom (604)531-2984
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1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500. Phone (604)463-2507 2000 GMC JIMMY SLS V6, 4.3L, loaded, new brakes, tires & battery. 4x4. $3500 obo. 778-846-5649 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302
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> Lure of Richmond opening at Artisans’ Galleria
Richmond’s allure showcased in art
einforcing the city’s beauty, The “Lure” of Richmond art
show, which showcases 29 new pieces of work includAround Town ing Amanda Oye paintings, photography and fabric art, opened at the Artisans’ Galleria last Saturday afternoon. Over 60 people attended the opening reception where many won door prizes, sipped on punch and ate cookies while they enjoyed the artwork. The show “features all of the things that make Richmond such a livable city,” said Margaret Stephens, the treasurer and primary administrator of the Community Arts Council of Richmond, which operates the Artisans’ Galleria. It was Stephens’ idea to put together a show to display everything Richmond has to offer. “The ‘Lure’ of Richmond art show has been on my mind since probably last summer,” she said. London Heritage Farm, Britannia Shipyards and Finn Slough are among the locations featured in the artwork by 16 different artists who are mostly from Richmond. “This is the only place in Richmond that is full of local artists’ work,” Stephens said. “I really hope that people take the time to come while the show is open,” she said. The ‘Lure’ of Richmond will be open at the Artisans’ Galleria until May 16.
Sandy and Maureen Lawrence.
Virgilio and Veronica Decena.
Weslyn Morrison, a painter, and Susan Hayhoe, a fabric artist.
Rylee Harvey, photographer Neil MacDonald and Cathy MacDonald.
Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. Reach her at amanda.oye@ telus.net. Angela Cavadas, a professional violinist who played at the reception.
Margaret Stephens (left) and Richmond East MLA Linda Reid (above).
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mother’s day Powerful person in my life
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What sets her apart and makes her special, is that my Mom, Agnes Kripps, is awesome! She was the ﬁrst Ukrainian woman to be an elected MLA in B.C.; not only was she a feminist way before it was cool to be so, she introduced (with much backlash from old fashioned MLA men) the concept of teaching sex education in the schools. My Mom is a very young, and healthy minded 85 year old, and still gets that surprised “are you really 85!?” from people. She is my good friend and we go walking and talking every week, and sometimes visits me and my students, (who lovingly call her “Baba”) while I’m teaching art at Kerrisdale. She is my family’s biggest fan, from appreciating my own art work or my husband’s metal robot art sculptures or my son’s Shinka Martial Arts—she’s our tireless cheerleader that always speaks her mind truthfully. My Mom taught us all how to be strong and patient and loving and to always ask questions. She’s made the world a better place through her presidency of Children of Chernobyl and countless other humanitarian activities. Like so many others, I love and respect my Mom and I wish that everyone was as blessed as I am to have such a powerful yet loving person in their lives! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Julie Northey
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Super special Mom My mom is super special as she is the most hardworking person whom I know. Not only does she have to get up early to work at 5 a.m. in the morning till 5 p.m. at night every Monday to Thursday, she also has a part-time job as a waitress on the weekend working morning till late. In addition, despite her having to get up early every day, every time she comes home she would cook us delicious meals and do all the chores around the house. Even on her day off, she would spend time on us, vacuuming the whole house and doing laundry for us. She is the most wonderful mom anyone can ask for, devoting all her time to take care of her family. I love my mommy! Karin Lai
All the sacrifices What makes our mother special is that should would take the time out of her busy life to take care of us and did so many sacriﬁces for me and my sisters. Edward Jong
A great teacher What makes my mom special is how she has brought up my sister and I to be selﬂess individuals. My mom has taught us to be mindful of others in our actions and in our words. And that best way she has taught us is by her way of life. I love you mom! Angel Oh
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Mom cares I am 8 years old. I think that my mom is special because she cares for me and loves me too she is the best mom ever I love she is a mom that a kid would love to have but she is my mom. Patricio Rivero
Kindness & cookies What makes Mom special ? Her kindness, her careness, her cookies, her giveness , her memories, and most of all her great big heart! Mya Dhari
She believes in me What makes my mother special is that she is the Earth of my soul. She brings me to life, nurtures me, cares for me, teaches me, believes in me, and allows me to ﬂourish and become a person who is humble and proud to say, “She is my mother and I love her!” Shang-Yao Lin
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What also makes her special is that she loved us sooo much. She had a double mastectomy as a choice (she has a family history of cancer) so she can be here forever and be our mommy forever. She is also super encouraging, and that’s why our mommy is special—and she loves us. Kaiden, Chelsea, and Baby Brooklyn
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Great Gift Ideas for at Blundell Centre
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Blundell Blossoms Florist . . . . . Blundell Fast Photo. . . . . . . . . . Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut ......................... Ed’s Linens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Expert Hearing Solutions . . . . . Eye Station Optical . . . . . . . . . . Loonie Town Store . . . . . . . . . . Mobilicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pinky Blue Children’s Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seafair Jewellers . . . . . . . . . . . Starbucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Star Pets Only. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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FOOD Amron’s Gourmet Meats. . . . . . Cobs Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kin’s Farm Market . . . . . . . . . . Super Seafoods . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DINING Bamboo Express Take Out . . . . 604-277-6666 Flying Wedge Pizza. . . . . . . . . . 604-274-8080 LA Grill & Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-277-8355 McDonald’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-718-1100 Osaka Today Japanese Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-277-2711 Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-275-8284 Sushi Han Restaurant. . . . . . . . 604-271-1117 Thai Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-272-2230
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SERVICE Bank of Montreal . . . . . . . Cash Machine Only Ben Jones Insurance . . . . . . . . 604-271-2113 Blundell Medical Centre . . . . . . 604-241-8911 Bottle Return It Depot . . . . . . . . 604-274-1999 Dear Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . 604-271-6411 Dental Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-271-8464 Easy Care Cleaners. . . . . . . . . . 604-274-2711 First Choice Vacuums . . . . . . . 604-279-2344 H&R Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-713-1040 Liquor Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-241-4611 Rogers Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-275-4848 TD Canada Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-241-4233 UPS Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-304-0077
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mother’s day Mom is always there for me
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Mother’s Day Tea & Plant Sale Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 10-5pm Treat Mom to a special day out with Tea in the Tea Room followed by a browse through the Plant Sale. Our Mother's Day Tea includes the exclusive London Lady Tea, a home baked scone with homemade jam and butter and three delicious home-baked goodies per person, plus a little gift for Mom. ($9.50 per person, reservations required) The Plant Sale offers a large selection of London Heritage Farm perennials, annuals, organic vegetable seedlings as well as annuals and herbs. FREE surprise plant to the ﬁrst 100 children. ENTER TO WIN a beautiful hanging basket. Father’s Day Tea & Antique & Collectibles Fair Sunday, June 19, 10-5pm
London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond (just west of Gilbert Road) 604.271.5220 londonheritagefarm.ca New Members and Volunteers Welcomed
Clean Enough to Pass Mom’s Inspection! Bring Mom’s car (or your car) in for a Spring Cleaning.
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And she is always there for me through good and bad. What sets my mom apart is she is always there for me. It sounds normal because all moms are there for their children. But most moms aren’t. She would not celebrate her own birthday if I was sick. Last time that happened, she stayed home and took care of me for two days. Kelly
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me in the world. What sets her apart from other moms is that, I can tell her anything and everything. I don’t feel uncomfortable at around her and she doesn’t judge me at all. She is my best friend. My mom is someone who cares about me. Friends come and go but my mom will always be there for me. It would break my heart if she was sad.
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You can do it. That’s what my mom always has said to my sister and I. She has been my greatest supporter through my childhood, university years, and now motherhood. My daughter is so fortunate to have such a loving grandma and I can only hope that I will be half as great of a mom to my daughter as my own mom is to me. Tracy Lee
Young at heart Although 82 years of age, my mother Joyce Barker looks at least 10 years younger than her age and has the energy of a 20-yearold. She lives life to its fullest. Her intelligence, determination, resiliency and eternal optimism have enabled her to conquer many setbacks in life including the sudden unexpected death of my father at age 57, just months after they moved to B.C. to enjoy their retirement years. In the weeks before his death, my parents had been painting the exterior of their dream home. My mother who was 60 years of age at that time dealt with the pain and grief of my father’s death by not only completing the painting on her own of the exterior, but also of the interior of their home. Since that time she has immersed herself in volunteer work, including working as a volunteer at Tourism Vancouver every Wednesday afternoon for the past 15 years. She has made numerous close friends in Vancouver and is a world traveller whose interest lies not in a country’s scenery, but in its people and its culture. She is not only a mother to me but I am proud to share her as a “surrogate” mother to 4 other women, two of whom are immigrants from China and Taiwan. My mother is my friend and my cheerleader in life. I would not simply define my Mom as special, but also as an inspiration to me and to many others. Andrea Barker
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remained in the concentration camp for eight years. During that time she endured many hardships and when she ﬁnally came out, my Father and my Mom had a family of six children. They had to start all over and fend for the children and she
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There is no other like my mother. She’s most deﬁnitely a one of a kind. She can’t be pushed around. She always stands her ground and she always speaks her mind. She shoots from the hip. She won’t take any lip. She’s a feisty broad of ﬁve foot one. (She used to be ﬁve four, but she’s shrinking.) She’s generous and sweet. The nicest person you could meet, grandmotherly and full of fun. (Her grandchildren adore her.) She frequents the casinos. The pit bosses know her name. Poker. Blackjack. Roulette. Keno. The slot machine’s her favourite game. In her polyester pantsuit in a pretty pastel hue She’ll sit in regal splendour, sipping wine. She is ever so able to drink you under the table. And, she does it while still looking so reﬁned. (She’s always a lady.) She is someone who I can look up to She has that magic mother’s touch. And, it isn’t just a rumour:She has the greatest sense of humour (that’s why she won’t mind my mentioning the drinking and the gambling.) I love her very much! Her name is Hazel Fernandez. She is a spry 78 years young, mother of 4 and grandmother of 10. She has only recently been widowed after 52 years of wedded bliss. Here’s to you Mum, I raise up my glass to a wonderful mother to someone with class! And a heart as big as all outdoors. Barbara Vaz
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