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Steveston ‘scramble’ a first in B.C. City to spend $600,000 on Moncton and No. 1 Road intersection by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A concept for an intersection found in major cities around the world is coming to Steveston. Backed by a city council vote Tuesday, the four-way stop at No. 1 Road and Moncton Street will become the Steveston “scramble”—a $600,000 signalized intersection allowing pedestrians to walk in any direction, including diagonally—by fall. “It’s about time,” said Coun. Linda Barnes, chair of council’s public works and transportation committee. “We’ve been struggling with that corner for such a very long time.” It will be the first scramble intersection in B.C. Construction is set to begin mid-September and be complete by the end of October. As the primary gateway to Steveston Village, the intersection is a

chaotic mix of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians on busy summer weekends where “confusion” reigns, according to transportation planners. The scramble aims to put a higher priority on pedestrians and promote walking in the village, planners say. “We’re becoming much more densified and pedestrian friendly,” said Barnes. “Anytime I’ve seen these they’ve been in a downtown area where there’s a lot of pedestrians.” Barnes said she resisted a signalized intersection in the past, concerned it would lead to motorists speeding into the village. But planners believe they’ve put the brakes on that by designing a raised intersection with a new speed limit of 30 km/h on approaches and within the village. Other details include a special surface treatment featuring a pattern designed by Carlyn Yandle (a Vancouver artist and former Richmond Review editor) and left turn bays at all four approaches. “This special treatment at the gateway corner of the historic Steveston Village area will further provide a pedestrian friendly environment for this popular location,” said Sonali Hingorani in a report. Organizers of the fledgling Sockeye Spin bicycle race in the village have expressed concern the raised design will affect the race course.

A raised intersection featuring a pattern will encourage pedestrians to cross the road in any direction.

But staff say the rise is gradual, with a maximum gradient of five per cent, which they say won’t adversely impact racers. The project is considered a pilot.

Whether it could be deployed elsewhere in Richmond remains to be seen. Barnes said an intersection near the Canada Line could be a candidate—if pedestrian traffic

warrants it. Pedestrian scramble intersections can be found in Toronto, Ont. and around the world, including Japan, Australia and the United States.

Three strikes earns Internet cafe a one-week closure Cafe caught operating in wee hours of the morning by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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puter games inside DNA Internet Cafe, at 1754351 No. 3 Rd., past its 2 a.m. closing time on three weekends since January 2010. Each time owner Ying Dong (Chris) Wang paid a $100 fine for the transgression. Earning three strikes prompted staff to review Wang’s licence, and city council handed the suspension down Tuesday. In his report, licence inspector Victor Duarte said three infractions and “multiple warnings” have had “no effect on the conduct of this business.”

Staff concluded DNA Internet Cafe had an unfair competitive advantage over its competitors, who complained to the city about DNA’s late closing time. One complainant told the city customers routinely stayed behind to play games in a private room, which can’t be seen from outside. City regulations require Internet cafes to close no later than 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Wang, whose business licence was approved in July 2009, submitted a letter of apology to

the city and claimed to have installed a system that now locks computers before closing time. “This will make sure no one can use any computers after business hour,” he wrote. Pleading for leniency, Wang told city officials he was still learning how to run a business here. “We did not have much experience about doing business in Canada and we made mistakes,” he said. “We made mistakes, and we will take the consequences.”

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Assembly land owners get equal treatment

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Rezoning of community institutional lands won’t be discouraged by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Local faith groups received what they had requested on Tuesday night, when council unanimously passed a resolution relating to the future rezoning of public assembly lands. Tuesday’s resolution effectively means that any owner of public assembly lands can make a rezoning application to the city, and will receive consideration based on the merits of the application and be dealt with on a case-bycase basis. Contrary to a staff report which claimed “the threat of the loss of assembly lands is real”, councillors perceived no such threat. The reality of the situation is that only one of the nearly three dozen potentially-affected owners of public assembly lands had plans to sell and skip town, councillors were told. “It’s an anomaly,” said Coun. Bill McNulty, chair of the city’s planning committee. “It started off as if the churches were the bad brothers, and it’s totally wrong.” Council also officially changed the city’s position on the redesignation of community institutional sites, which had previously been discouraged and will now be dealt with as all other development applications. When the issue first surfaced nearly 18 months ago, staff recommended that owners of public assembly lands who were seeking any sort of rezoning, be required to finance, build and manage social housing on a portion of their property. This sparked an outcry from local churches, who came together to oppose the city’s position. After numerous meetings with city representatives, the faith groups spoke in united fashion at last week’s planning committee meeting, requesting that they be dealt with in the same way that other land owners are.

Home invaders to stand trial by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Five men have been ordered to stand trial in connection to a September 2009 home invasion linked to domestic violence. Following a preliminary inquiry, Daniel E. Wattley, Japjot Gill, Paviter Gill, Robinder Gill and Dalbir Gill were all ordered to stand trial. According to police, five men armed with guns and knives barged into a home on the 6000 block of Alderbridge Way and assaulted two women and three men. Shortly after the home invasion, police said the female occupant of the home had just returned home along with four friends when the suspects forced their way in. All of the victims received medical attention and some were taken to hospital.

Seung-Chul Baik photo William Bridge Elementary School Grade 5 student Vince Bernales (right) runs during the 400-metre relays during Tuesday’s elementary school track championships at Minoru Park.

Food scraps miss target for 2010 But city staff say collection numbers are trending upwards by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond fell nearly 1,000 tonnes short of its target in the first year of a $640,000 program to divert food scraps from the landfill. According to a new city hall report, residents in single-family homes put 529 tonnes of additional green waste—yard trimmings and food scraps—at the curb for pickup in 2010, compared to the previous year. The city’s goal was a 1,500-tonne increase after it rolled out its food

scraps collection in April 2010. But Suzanne Bycraft believes the numbers are trending in the right direction. In her report, the manager of environmental programs said in the first two months of 2011— when most of the green waste is food scraps—the city collected 200 more tonnes at the curb compared to the same period a year earlier. Another positive noted by Bycraft is that garbage volumes have dropped “considerably more than expected.” In 2010, total garbage volume fell by 2,039 tonnes. The city estimates 21 per cent of household waste is food scraps, including fruit and vegetable peelings, meat products, table scraps, and food-soiled paper.

Rolex nets pricey penalty A local man has been fined more than $5,000 in Richmond provincial court after pleading guilty to attempting to evade duties. Ya Bai flew into the Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 27 on a flight from Hong Kong when he was referred for a secondary examination. Canada Border Services officers noticed he was wearing a Rolex

watch, and he said he’d purchased it in Hong Kong. He later admitted that he didn’t declare the watch in order to avoid having to pay taxes on them. Bai was arrested and his watch was seized. Last week, Bai pled guilty to duty evasion and was fined $5,591, an amount equal to the duty and taxes he evaded.

Liberals vow to cut HST by 2% over three years by Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government is promising to cut the harmonized sales tax rate by two percentage points over the next three years, and issue $175 rebate cheques for each child and lower-income senior this year. The program is aimed at persuading voters to keep the HST in a mail-in referendum that begins in June. If the HST survives, the first one per cent rate cut would take effect July 1, 2012. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said the changes mean the statistically average B.C. family will see an overall tax reduction of $120 a year when the HST rate reaches 10 per cent. Until 2014, most families will pay at least part of the HST burden on consumers, estimated at an average of $350 a year. The current low-income rebates would continue to be paid, and $175 transition cheques would go to parents for each child under 18, and some seniors as well. Single seniors earning up to $40,000 a year would get the entire $175, and a partial payment for incomes up to $43,500. Senior couples would receive $175 for a combined income up to $40,000 and a partial payment up to a $50,000 income. Falcon said with the rebate cheques taken into account, the majority of families are better off with an 11 per cent HST rate. Once the rate falls to 10 per cent, all income brackets are better off than they were under the old provincial sales tax at seven per cent, he said. To keep the government’s deficit reduction plan on track, Falcon is proposing to raise the general corporate income tax rate two points to 12 per cent, and delay a small business tax cut scheduled for next year.


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Make your point Richmond updates its Official Community Plan and wants to hear from you. The City wants to know what you think your community should look like in the future.

The proposed 2041 OCP Update Concept contains a vision, goals and objectives based on a vision of a more sustainable city that is more healthy, welcoming, diverse, safe, connected and adaptable with a thriving downtown core, distinct and connected neighbourhoods, protected agricultural lands, a healthy eco-system and prosperous businesses.

Come out during this third round of public consultation, taking place May and June, to see the latest of the City’s update to its current Official Community Plan, the “2041 OCP Update.” At this point a proposed 2041 OCP Update Concept is being presented. It is based on work completed over the past year and a half, as well as feedback the public has given in the last two rounds of public consultation. The two previous rounds of public open houses took place in November 2009 and October 2010. Your input from these sessions was important and was considered in developing the Concept.

The purpose of the 2041 OCP Update Concept is to present the draft vision, goals and objectives upon which the 2041 OCP Update can be prepared. The focus of the Open Houses will be to show the public and to obtain public comments on: • the 2041 OCP Update Concept • results of the second round of public feedback from the October 2010 OCP public consultation process about more planning for the densification of the eight shopping malls outside the City Centre and about possible coach houses and granny flats in certain neighbourhoods (Richmond Gardens, Edgemere, and Burkeville)

Coach houses and granny flat options Separate community consultations will be held in June 2011 in the Richmond Gardens, Edgemere, and Burkeville neighbourhoods to see if residents in these three areas want to consider coach houses and granny flat options. If you are a resident in one of these areas, you will be getting an information package in the mail.

Ways you can make your point about the 2041 OCP Concept • participate in the online discussion forum at www.letsTALKrichmond.ca • attend one of the eight public open houses • complete a comment form about the proposed OCP Concept which will be available at the open houses or at www.letsTALKrichmond.ca

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• is a new web page that is a great way for people to access topic-specific forums and questions, links to presentation boards used at the public open houses, project team members and more.

1. Saturday, May 28, 2011

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Avenue, Boardroom

• will be reactivated on May 27, 2011 to discuss the proposed 2041 OCP Update Concept.

2. Tuesday, May 31, 2011

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. West Richmond Community Centre 9180 No. 1 Road, Lions Room

3. Thursday, June 2, 2011

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road, Main Floor Galleria

4. Saturday, June 4, 2011

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St., Phoenix Room

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Open houses begin Saturday on OCP by Matthew Hoekstra

areas surrounding shopping malls outside City Centre. The draft concept can also be viewed online at letstalkrichmond. ca beginning Saturday. In addition separate community consultation is planned in three neighbourhoods around coach houses and granny flats: Richmond Gardens, Edgemere and Burkeville. The first open house is Saturday, May 28 at Thompson Community Centre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Others:

Staff Reporter Richmond is staging a series of open houses beginning Saturday to unveil the draft concept for the city’s new Official Community Plan. Staff will collect input on the fine details that will help form a final draft of the document, which guides development in the city to 2041. Staff are especially looking for ideas on general land use principles and possible densification of

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EDITORIAL: Citing sources key for city staff To the untrained eye, the content of city staff reports to council might be perceived as city hall’s version of the gospel truth. But as it pertained to a pair of recent reports that made their way into the hands of councillors, not all that staff said was entirely true and might even be construed as being misleading. Before we start criticizing city staff, there’s no indication that what they did was intentionally misleading. However, as in the journalism business, citing sources of information is key when making statements of purported fact.

A case in point is the recent furor over city staff’s proposal to alter the way public assembly lands are handled by city hall. Originally on the consent agenda for a council meeting in November of 2009, the issue nearly eluded the radar of local stakeholders, who piped up in the nick of time. In a report to the planning committee, a city staffer wrote: “the threat of the loss of assembly lands is real...” But this was challenged by councillors, who later learned straight from the horse’s mouth that of the nearly three dozen public assembly land owners, only one

was considering selling. In another report to council, regarding composting and recycling, another issue that’s likely irking local homeowners was dismissed. If you’ve ever used those commercially-available paper bags for lawn clippings, you’ll know that after a couple of days, the bottom tends to fall out of them, leaving those clippings dumped on the curbside and a mess to be cleaned up after collection day. City staff suggested in a report: This can be managed by ensuring the bags are not over-filled and avoiding prolonged exposure to rain.

Trouble is, much of the moisture comes from the decomposing grass itself, meaning even if you keep the bags out of the weather, they’ll still rot out the bottom after a few days. This of course is a problem that the makers of these lawn clipping bags need to address, but homeowners don’t deserve the finger pointed at them. Perhaps city staff should be asked to cite the source of their information. A little attribution never hurt anybody, and might even prevent some harm in this case by ensuring staff are doing their homework.

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SPORTS EDITOR DON FENNELL, 604-247-3731 sports@richmondreview.com ASSISTANT ADVERTISING MANAGER ELANA GOLD, 604-247-3704 elanag@richmondreview.com AD CONTROL RICK MARTIN, 604-247-3729 adcontrol@richmondreview.com SALES ROB AKIMOW, 604-247-3708 roba@richmondreview.com COLLIN NEAL, 604-247-3719 collinn@richmondreview.com LESLEY SMITH, 604-247-3705 lesley@richmondreview.com TORRIE WATTERS, 604-247-3707 torrie@richmondreview.com CAROL WENG, 604-247-3714 carolw@richmondreview.com

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B.C. Views Tom Fletcher

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y feedback on the harmonized sales tax debate is running hotter as taxpayers awaited Premier Christy Clark’s “bold” changes to the tax announced yesterday. In response to several angry readers, I will restate what I had hoped was obvious by now. All but the poorest consumers (myself included) are paying more tax under the HST than they were under the old provincial sales tax. The richest pay by far the most. The “embedded” PST has been removed from many products, but evidence isn’t yet clear that this is being passed on to consumers, as economists predict. What is clear is that businesses are benefiting. What is still in dispute is what businesses are helped most. Doug Donaldson, the NDP MLA for Stikine, objected to my statement last week that he was wrong about the HST beneficiaries being “Liberal donor corporations.” So again I will state the obvious, that forest, mining and other resource companies donate to the B.C. Liberals. (The NDP is on record as wanting to increase corporate income and capital taxes.) Donaldson goes wrong

Tom Fletcher/Black Press file photo Finance MInister Kevin Falcon announced the HST would be reduced by two per cent over three years on Wednesday.

when he specifies “corporations” rather than small business. Consider the forest industry. Over the past 20 years the entire B.C. industry contracted out its harvesting operations, based on the welltested principle that independent contractors are more efficient than inflexible, strike-prone major forest operators. That has been a painful process, not just economically but in terms of worker safety. But it’s exactly the kind of global-market shift that is being imposed on B.C. As mentioned last week, you may not like that, but you shouldn’t believe those who try to pretend it’s not happening. And those big “corporations” had their major machinery and equipment exempted

from sales tax long before the HST. It’s the small contractors who are now getting the benefit. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston notes that anyone can incorporate for tax purposes. It’s common for doctors, dentists and lawyers such as Ralston. But is it practical to expect the owner-operator of a logging truck to do that? The independent truck drivers I’ve met are more concerned about paying their next fuel bill than hiring a lawyer to incorporate them. Increasingly it is immigrants who drive trucks, out-working the resident population to get ahead as immigrants have always had to do. Speaking of immigrants, the situation in Vancouver real estate

is worth noting. One of the things HST was supposed to severely depress was high-end new housing, now subject to the seven-per-cent provincial portion of HST once the prices exceeds $525,000. What has happened? Offshore buyers are pushing costs out of the reach of B.C. residents who aspire to an ocean view. In many cases these are “satellite families,” taking advantage of our clean, stable, safe jurisdiction on the Pacific Rim. Mum may drive the kids to private school in a Range Rover, but the family reports little or no Canadian income. The only way these residents will pay a share is through consumption taxes. I have also argued that migration of retirees will

dominate B.C.’s population growth in the coming years. This is another group that reports less income but has significant consumption. A recent BC Stats study shows that I overstated the impact of retirees. Since 1961, only seven per cent of migrants to B.C. have been 65 or older. Younger people are coming here to work, and increasingly they will be self-employed or in small business. The NDP supports lowering small business income tax to zero. They should also support the HST. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He can be reached at tfletcher@ blackpress.ca.


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Editor: Those like me with no dental insurance are subject to a dentist’s discretions. They have no regulation for charging customers. To pull a tooth, you may pay equal to what you would be getting for a week’s work if you have one or half of your income from the old pension. Imagine what you would pay to a dentist for a root canal? As a patient suffering from painful toothache, I feel vulnerable and I cannot negotiate a deal with the receptionist. I go humbly to the chair and open my mouth. On the way out I stop at reception with my mouth shut to see how much was the damage not to my teeth but to my wallet. When I hear her telling me the cost I wanted to cry not from pain, but from my bill. My face turned yellow and before I fainted she says you don’t need to pay all of it but you can pay monthly. She suggests adding another pill to my already accumulated ones. Regardless of whether I pay once or over one year, I would not know or be able to verify those charges were right or within the norms. I do not mind the damage if it was within the official regulated price list. In the absence of any regulation for the dental fees, I can only keep my mouth closed swallowing the pain. I send this call to both the Provincial Ministry of Health and the B.C. Dental Association to apply rules and regulation to the dentists industry. Shawkat Hasan Richmond

Editor: I thoroughly agreed with Terry Davis’s letter “City doesn’t practice what it preaches” ( May 10). In 1992, when my husband died, I tried in vain to get permission to plant a cherry tree in his memory in Garry Point Park. The parks department said that people preferred the park the way it was —“windswept, open and natural.” Two hundred cherry trees were planted after this, which is fine, but there followed, first a concession stand, and now a complete and utter mess! Is this fitting in with” windswept, open and natural”? I think not and shows just how hypocritical our local government is! That beautiful park is effectively ruined. Shirley Fulton Richmond

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Notice of Intent to Dispose of Land (Lease) The City of Richmond intends to grant a lease to Turning Point Recovery Society (1984) for group home use at 10191 No. 2 Road for an eighteen (18) month term expiring December 31, 2012, plus six months extension at the City’s sole discretion including the City’s right of early termination of any such extension, at a monthly rent of $2,200 plus its own utilities and operating costs. For information please contact: Robert Kates Manager, Real Estate Services City of Richmond 6911 No. 3 Road Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1 Telephone: 604-276-4212

arts & entertainment Free classical music Richmond Singers concert Sunday celebrate 40 years The World of Music and Arts school will stage a free concert Sunday, May 29 in South Richmond. Latin Moods will feature Latin music with a classical twist, performed by flutist Samantha Fu and pianist Anna Vavilova— ANNA SAMANTHA FU both of whom VAVILOVA teach at the school. The hour-long concert begins at 3 p.m. at the piano hall of the school, 6231 London Rd.

by Krista Ashford Contributor Forty years is worth singing about. This Saturday, the Richmond Singers is holding an event to recognize 40 years of choral music. “I love music, I love singing,” says Margaret Hewlett, executive director of the Richmond Food Bank Society and choir member. Hewlett joined the Richmond Singers two years ago and due to her already present passion for community involvement she saw the choir as “another community to build on.” “I think most people need to feel a sense of belonging. For us to have smooth, peaceful, meaningful lives, we need to interact with the people we spend time with,” says Hewlett. She says the Richmond Singers gives her that satisfying feeling of community. For All Aboard, the 40-year celebration, choir director Natasha Neufeld is pulling out all the stops. The program will be a compilation of the Richmond Singers’ repertoire from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. The second half

of the evening will feature more recent songs, including an all new arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” specially commissioned by Neufeld, premiering on May 28. Included in the performance will be Neufeld’s “choraleography,” movement done by the singers to accompany the songs. The event will “showcase the songs they sing the best and show off what they can do,” says Neufeld. The choir will perform gospel music, choral music in Hebrew, fiddle tunes and some rock classics like ABBA’s “Mamma Mia.” A fiddler will accompany the choir for some pieces. The audience will be taken on a chronological ride through the expansive repertoire, fitting with Neufeld’s train themed evening. The event will take place on May 28 at Richmond Pentecostal Church. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased through their website (richmondsingers.ca) and will be available at the door on the day of the event.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21 Annual General Meeting & Luncheon

Xiamen General Chamber of Commerce delegates met with the RCC International Committee last week in Richmond. Pictured L-R: Fan Qinghau, Wu Quanshui, Zhuang Jingde, Dong Rensheng, Tony Kwan, Gerard Edwards, Michael Lok, Bonnie Chu, Craig Jones and Cai Linna. n September 21, 2010, Richmond Chamber of Commerce travelled to Xiamen to sign an Agreement of Friendly Cooperation between Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Xiamen Chamber of Commerce. Following this agreement, Xiamen Chamber of Commerce made its first visit to Richmond this week. The Xiamen General Chamber

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viability of development in Richmond. Richmond Chamber of Commerce Chair, Tony Kwan showed the delegates around various projects in Richmond, including a trip to the Oval. “We are building on the Friendship agreement established by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Xiamen Chamber of Commerce. This visit marks another significant step in building business relationships

and closer ties with the Xiamen Chamber of Commerce. We hope to continue to expand business opportunities for our Chamber members,” said Tony Kwan, Richmond Chamber of Commerce Chair. The visit was successful on all accounts. Later in the evening the delegation confidently told RCC that there would be many future business delegations from Xiamen.

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Chamber conducts HST poll ichmond Chamber of Commerce has been polling its members over the last few months to ask the question “Has HST benefited your business?” The results were as follows: Over all, the majority of our members have seen positive effects from the introduction of the HST. Here are some examples of the positive changes our members told us about: • “Lower administration costs” • “Lower operating costs” • “I am more inclined to upgrade equipment earlier, which benefits our staff” • “More competitive

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Karakas believes his company stands out because of its personalised customer service with the feel of a family business. “I’m not a CEO who hides behind a call centre,” he says. “You can find my home number in the phone book and talk to me directly. Clients know my staff by name and have personal access to them. Try to do that with the big corporations.” Karakas also attributes company success to its partnership since 2007 with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) as a client of both the bank`s financing and consulting services. “They’ve provided major assistance to grow our business. BDC first supplied funding in the early days when we needed to move into bigger premises.” “But we also needed help with accounting, reporting and evaluating the cost of acquiring

new customers. One of their guys came in and he’s been fantastic. He showed us how to quantify what we were doing and set up a system that tells us if we’re making the right moves as we expand.” Such support is timely as once again Innovation Networks has outgrown its office space and needs larger premises. The company is also planning expansion into Ontario and is conducting extensive research and development on new ways to manage IT services. Karakas sees BDC as a partner in these moves. In particular, he recommends BDC Consulting initiatives such as the Marketing Booster Group Program. “These things do work. I was a technician who knew how to deliver a service. However, I didn’t understand a lot of things needed to run a

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he ninth annual Jimmy Ng Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament will be held this weekend at the Steveston Lacrosse Box, with funds raised to support local RCMP youth programs and the local chapter of Kidsport. The tournament was launched in September of 2003, a year after Richmond RCMP Const. Jimmy Ng was killed by a speeding Honda Civic that was street racing with another vehicle down Williams Road. Dr. Chris and Therese Ng will again be attending the tournament named in their son’s honour. They participate each year not only to keep their son’s memory alive, but to get the

message out to youngsters that speeding and specifically street racing aren’t acceptable, Dr. Chris Ng told The Richmond Review last year. An RCMP vehicle along with local auxiliary RCMP officers will be on hand to give children a peak inside a police cruiser and even its trunk, while the RCMP’s Safety Bear will also keep youngsters smiling. The opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, and the tourney wraps up at 5 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s primary food vendor will be Fresh Slice Pizza, with $1 from every $2 slice of pizza going toward the memorial’s charity. Coffee, donuts, muffins and water will also be available for the morning games.

The 9th annual Jimmy Ng Memorial Street Hockey Tournament runs this weekend at the Steveston Lacrosse Box at No. 1 Road and Chatham Street. Pictured, from left, are: Fresh Slice Pizza’s Parvesh Oberoi, RCMP Const. Justin Stewart, event organizer Peter Mitchell, Coun. Bill McNulty, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, RCMP Sgt. Kate Hansen, and The Richmond Review’s Rob Akimow and Torri Watters. Martin van den Hemel photo

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

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

6640 Blundell Road, Richmond BC â&#x20AC;˘ 604-277-1939 ofďŹ ce@richmondbaptist.com â&#x20AC;˘ www.richmondbaptist.com Come home to RBC. There are no perfect people here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in the process, by the grace of God, of becoming all we can be. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have you walk with us on our journey towards the heart of God.

Teaching Series: PHILIPIANS Worship Service: 10:30 am Relevant, biblical preaching that touches the heart. Uplifting worship and warm fellowship.

FILIPINO CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Promised land: 10:30 am Come and enjoy our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program for

CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Weekly Programs:

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

Children ages 4-12. Youth, Young Adults, Adult Growth Groups, Ignite & Sparks Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club meeting throughout the week at various times and locations. Call the church ofďŹ ce (604-277-1939) for information about these or any of our other programs.

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

FILIPINO PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

CHRISTIAN REFORMED

Apostolic Pentecostal Church Intl. Be part of the new pioneering church in Richmond

â&#x20AC;˘ Apostolic Worship â&#x20AC;˘ Prayer for the Sick â&#x20AC;˘ Counselling and Home Bible Study

Rev. Scott Swanson & Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard

Sunday Service: 1:30pm-4:00pm Richmond Yacht Club 7471 River Rd., Richmond, BC, 604-277-9157

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

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

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

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

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8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.org

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FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA Richmond Christian Fellowship Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond phone 604-270-6594 www.rcfonline.com

Immanuel Christian Reformed Church Sunday service 11.30am-12.30pm

Pastor Inpam Moses

Change your Atmosphere

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

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

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

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

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


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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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DERKSEN, LOUISE On May 9, 2011, Mrs. Louise Derksen of Glendon, Alberta, formerly of Richmond, passed away at the age of 72 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Walter, of 52 years; 2 sons and 3 daughters, David, Sharon (Brian) Johnson, Murray (Gillian), Darlene (Jack) and Mary Jo; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer (Andy), Christopher, Joshua (Natalie), Jonathan, Greg, Juanita, Anna, Henri, Bailey, Moriah, Malcolm, Rebecca amd Meghan; 4 great-grandchildren, Kanon, Cymric, Leif and Gavin; brothers and sisters, Rudy (Susanne), Ben (Erna), Waldo (Lorna), Margaret (Peter), Sue, Helen (Jake), Frieda (Aron), Eva (Abe), Erma (Glen), Dan (Virginia), John (Rita), Vern (Gail) and Viola (Ben); numerous nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by her daughter, Rosella; brother, Henry; parents, David and Mary Thiessen; sister-in-law, Alda; niece and nephews, Delbert and Melody Penner and Christopher Cunningham. A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Glendon Seniors Centre, Glendon. Pastor John Thiessen and Pastor Clayton Mutch officiated with cremation following. If desired, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee c/o Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0. GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, BOX 1780, ST. PAUL, AB (780) 645-2677.

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OBITUARIES

SMITH, Peter William April 9th, 1924 - May 11, 2011

Passed away peacefully. Born in Hove, England, Peter and his beloved wife Josy moved to Canada in 1966. After trying a variety of jobs Peter then became a Richmond Realtor for many years along with Josy. After retirement Peter enjoyed his years gardening, travelling and playing tennis with Josy until his knees gave out. After Josy’s passing in 2005 Peter’s health began to fail. He then became a huge Canuck fan spent his time watching hockey, golf, tennis and talking about the horses with his good friend Bill. Peter will be fondly remembered by his good friend Gail, husband Terry, children, Kirsten, Kelly, and Kory. Also remembering him are his sister Diana and her husband Michael and family in England, special cousin Pauline in England and friend Bill of Richmond along with many Richmond Realtors. No service by request. We will miss you “Petey” but we know you are finally with Josy now.

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COMING EVENTS

BIRD MART 1 Day Only. Birds, bird supplies. Willoughby Hall, 8280 208th St. Langley. Sunday, May 29. 10am-3pm. Admission $2. Table Rentals avail. (604)762-1742

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COMING EVENTS

GRADS! From Fairview College / NAIT’S Northwestern Campus / GPRC Fairview Campus. It’s our 60th Anniversary this fall. We want to contact you. Call 1-888-999-7882 or www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview for Alumni Update.

Show & Sale Sat June 11th 10 A.M - 5 P.M Sun June 12th. 10 AM - 4 PM Abby. Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Dr. in the Cadet Building • Adults $4 • Kids $2 • Children under 5 Free • Family $10 (2 adults & up to 3 kids) Visit: www.bcreptileclub.com

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WHUNDAS!!! Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: potti498@telus.net so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011.

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).

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LOST AND FOUND

LOST: COCKATIEL, Grey, yellow head with orange circles on cheeks. Sat May 21. Name: Birdie. Vic of #1 / Williams. Call 604-241-0942, 604614-7642

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AUTOMOTIVE

BUSY AUTOMOTIVE DEALER expanding operations seeking competent people to fill the following positions: Service Adviser, Service Technician, Shop Foreman, Parts Technician, Sales Consultant. If you have a proven track record in the automotive industry then we want to add you to our winning team. Email resume to: alberta.autodealer@gmail.com.

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EDUCATION

FINNING/CATERPILLAR Mechanic Training. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma/mechanical aptitude required. Hands-on training, on-campus residences. GPRC, Fairview, Alberta, 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview PUT POWER in your career as a Power Engineer! On campus boiler lab. Affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class. GPRC Fairview, Alberta. 1-888999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CLASS 1 OR CLASS 3 DRIVERS WANTED! Are you looking for steady, long-term employment with top compensation and comprehensive benefits? Successful candidates must be motivated, eager to learn, hold valid safety tickets, and complete a clean drug test. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Troyer Ventures is a privately-owned oilfield services company located in North-eastern British Columbia. For more information and to apply, visit our website at www.troyer.ca

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers

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$9 - $20 per hr!

Expanding advertising company is looking for 10 people to start right away. We offer: Paid Training, travel, advancement, & benefits. Must work well in a team atmosphere. F/T 18+

We are looking for a graphic designer to work alongside our design team on an on-call basis. You will be responsible for creating eye-catching ads using your comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 3: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on Mac OSX. You must have outstanding creative skills, a strong work ethic, and be able to work effectively with others within deadlines, while paying close attention to detail. Must be able to speak, write and communicate fluently in English.

Call today, start tomorrow! Erica 604-777-2196

Apply today by sending your resume to:

BRABY MOTORS SALMON ARM has two great employment opportunities. Business Manager and Controller. Long term stability with career advancement opportunities. Work with a dynamic management team with a 46 year established client base. Email resume derrick@brabymotors.com fax 1250-832-4545 or apply in person 1250 TCH. Salmon Arm

Creative Services Manager, Richmond Review email: jaana@richmondreview.com

Customer Service Rep

Jaana Bjork

the richmond

REVIEW www.richmondreview.com Please submit all resumes by June 3, 2011

Kids and Adults Needed Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver

P/T 24 hours a week Shift work, must be available 7 days a week.

2x week, Thursdays and Saturdays, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

The individual will perform various duties including: cleaning rental equipment, maintaining the facility and lot. Serving customers in person and on the phone, using the computer to prepare rental contracts and invoices.

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Requirements: Valid drivers license and a good driving record, ability to operate vehicles that have automatic and standard transmissions. Apply online @

www.uhauljobs.com or email resumes to: lynn_puersten@uhaul.com FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 PILATES PERSONAL TRAINER Pilates Group, reputed physical center located at #200-13040 No. 2 Road, Richmond, BC V7E 2G1 immediately requires a Pilates Personal Trainer. F/T $18/hr. Qualified and 2/3 years experience as Pilates instructor required. Send resume by mail or email to Elizabeth Burke Director. pilatesgroupinfo@gmail.com

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM Register Now for busy Film Season!!! All Ages, All Ethnicities

CALL 604-558-2278

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS OUR company is currently accepting applications for the position of an Administrative Assistant.Send resumes to cpcpt@hotmail.com.

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Number of Papers

Azure Rd, Christina Rd, Otter Pl, Tranquille Pl, Azure Gt 116 Claybrook. Claysmith, Coldfall 78 Dalemore Rd, Royalmore Ave, 49 7000 Blk No 1 Rd, Tyson Pl 65 3000 Blk Granville Ave 75 4000 Blk Garry St (Steveston) 123 4000 Blk Steveston Hwy 95 3000 Blk Steveston Hwy 68 Richmond St (Steveston) 81 Second Ave, Third Ave, Fourth Ave (Steveston) 47 Chatham St, First Ave (Steveston) 27 Riverdale Dr 51 Forsyth Cres, 4000 Blk Westminster Hwy 59 4000 blk River Rd (between No 1 & McCallan) 23 Richards Dr, Semlin Dr 54 Johnson Ave, Pearkes Dr, Tolmie Ave. 106 4000 Blk Granville Ave 55 McCallan Rd, Tilton Rd 32 5000 blk Gibbons Dr, Westminster Hwy 38 Forsyth Cres 49 Easterbrook Rd, Murchison Rd, Reeves Rd, Webster Rd 58 Gamba Dr, Nicolle Pl, Tucker Ave 61 5000, 6000 Blks No 1 Rd 64 2000 Blk River Rd, 2000 Blk Westminster Hwy 41 3000 Blk Williams Rd 73 9000 Blk No 1 Rd 87 Argentia Dr, Trespassey Dr 46 Canso Cres 85 Gander Crt/ Dr/ Pl, St.Johns Pl 62 Cavendish Dr, Pugwash Pl 70 Cornerbrook Cres, St.Brides, St. Vincents 62


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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS FULL-TIME EXP. CONVEYANCER Immediate position for Richmond Notary office. Your skills will include a min of 3 yrs Senior Level Conveyancing exp. Must possess excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, as well as have an excellent command of the English language. Proficient in ProSuite and Microsoft Word. Email resume to: accounting@richmondnotary.ca

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

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

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CRANE OPERATORS

Required immediately for our twenty seven year old well established Lower Mainland Company with a large fleet of cranes and boom trucks. You MUST have a ticket and be experienced with a class 1 driver’s license. We offer a great work environment and the opportunity to succeed.

If you would like to join our team, please e-mail: eamon@megacranes.com or fax: 604-599-5250 No calls please.

Diesel Engine Mechanics CULLEN DIESEL POWER LTD. Surrey B.C. requires experienced Diesel Engine mechanics with overhaul and repair experiences for the Surrey Truck Engine shop. Preference given to applicants with DDC & MBE engine exp.

E-mail resume: sep@cullendiesel.com or Fax to 604 888-4749 ENTERPRISE Steel Fabricators, a quality driven pressure vessel and process skid manufacturer, headquartered in the Okanagan valley, is currently recruiting for the following positions: Journeyman Pressure Vessel and Pipe Welders. Must be competent in using a variety of processes and fillers in Carbon Steel & Stainless Steel. Must have experience in preparation and welding work as instructed or indicated on drawings. Required to have a thorough understanding of and experience with SMAW and GMAW techniques. Experienced Vessel /Pipe Fitters. Must be able to read, follow drawings and complete work accurately. Experience in vessel internals, nozzles and pipe spooling. Strong industry knowledge of vessel fitting/welding requirements. Must be organized and possess good communication skills. Minimum 3 years of vessel fitting experience. Successful candidates will be self motivated team players capable of working in a shop environment. Please email your resume to hrgroup@entsf.ca WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306634-8389”

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PERSONAL SERVICES 180

EDUCATION/TUTORING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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CLEANING SERVICES

Best House CLEANERS. Trusted & reliable. Filipino owned & operated, licensed Prof. touch. Supplies incl’s. House & Office. Move-In/Move-Out. Free Estimate! Daisy 604-727-2955

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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PAINT SPECIAL

TREE SERVICES

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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

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

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GARDENING

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

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

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Milano Landscapers & Garden Services DAerating D Power Raking D Pruning D Lawn Cutting D Power Washing D Fencing D Organic Fertilizing Weekly ~ Bi-Weekly VAC card accepted

Dan 604 - 374 - 2283

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PRESSURE WASHING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS BESTCO ROOFING LTD. Res., Comm. Tar, gravel, torch-on, Sheet Metal, Duroids. Fully Ins. WCB Cov. BBB. All kinds of roofing. New & reroofing. Gill 604-727-4806 or Charlie 604-773-3522

604-209-8265 SMALL JOB specialist, all repairs. Carpenty & flooring. Kit. & bthrooms a specialty. Dan 604-761-9717

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

$45/Hr

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

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604-537-4140

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

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

TEMPORARY PLUMBER

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, family raised, cute, adorable, black/tan, dewormed. $600. 778-378-6151. LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $500. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525

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SHELTIE PUPPIES sable, price lowered, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed (604)826-6311

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AUCTIONS

AUCTION company seeks estate, antiques & collectibles. Pick up & storage www.westcoastauctions.ca 604-818-9473 HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignment now being accepted. June 4, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-545-3259

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!”. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. http://www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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PET WEEK OF THE

“HUGO” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

“HUGO”, ID #196878 , ADULT, MAINE COON, NM ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Refs. 30yrs exp. Keith 604433-2279 or 604-777-1223 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

HOT TUB COVERS & Accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. Call 1888-611-7660. www.spasuppliesonline.ca

GARDEN EQUIPMENT

DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

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MISC. FOR SALE

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464.

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He is great with other cats, LOVES people, snuggling and his daily brushing cat-spa sessions. Hugo’s coat was badly matted, so he needed to be shaved down. His hair will grow back soon enough, and he will have long luxurious fur that will require daily grooming. If you have a special place in your heart for a long haired Casanova come see him!

TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100

SPCA Thriftmart 5400 MINORU BLVD • 604-276-2477

5431 NO. 3 RD. 604-276-2254

PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA

GARAGE SALES

HUGE Girl Guide Garage Sale, Sun. May 29, 9am-2pm 11531 Seafield Cres. Lots of household items, toys, books, slatboard shelving, kitchenware, etc. HUGE MOVING SALE Household items, toys, furniture Sat. May 28, 9 - 3 9211 Gormond Rd HUGE Multi-family Garage Sale to support the Canadian Cancer Society on Sat. May 28th from 9 am to 1 pm at 6771 Gamba Dr.

HUGE GARAGE/ ESTATE SALE 8100 Robinson Rd. Richmond Sat. May 28 & Sun. May 29 9am - 2pm Indoor & Outdoor Furniture garden & shop tools, Antiques, records, cassettes, h/h items, Osbourne Wood F/P insert. Too Much to list!

MOVING / ESTATE SALE / MULTI - FAMILY

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE, 2 year old: $1.49/each for a box of 150 ($223.50). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

YALETOWN condo only $483,800!1bed/1bath/1den/ 722 sq ft/plus HUGE outdoor deck,eateries,Skytrain,shops,amenities to die for1 prkgTRG Rlty Faye 778 883 2984

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Richmond

GARAGE/ MOVING SALE Sat May 28, 9 -3 p.m. 4440 Cabot Drive (Granville/Railway area off McCallum) Furn. household items, small appls. Richmond Heights Co-Op

ANNUAL MULTI - UNIT GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 28th 9am to 2pm 12411 TRITES ROAD Walk in Only Please - No Cars RICHMOND

7240 Langton Road

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Klahanie Co-op 4340 Steveston Hwy May 28 (Sat) 9am-3pm

Saturday, May 28 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Furniture, toys, clothes, household items & lots more!

(from # 2 Rd. Btwn. Granville & Blundell - go West on Lancing and follow the signs...)

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Haul Anything...

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ROTTI PUPPIES, Male & Female. All shots and declawed. $500 each. Ready June 3rd. 604-767-4793

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FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

Purebred Westie puppies, $1200 Ready June 6, 1st shots, dewormed. Vet check, 604-316-8691

21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service

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WANTED: Wiggle hoe or complete cultivator set for I.H. 140 tractor. Please call Rob 250395-4042

PUG PUPS, 11 weeks old. 1st shots. 3 females, $800 each. Call 778-808-5445.

TOY POM 4 mo old, black $850. Two Med. Poms, 1.5 yrs old $650 obo. All males. 778-839-8007 aft 6

#1 AAA Rubbish Removal

604.

FARM EQUIPMENT

GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls

MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups & adults. Choc., white & other colors. Non-shedding. If you need companionship call 604-820-9469

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

All work guaranteed!

Beautiful Golden Retriever Pups-1st shots. Dewormed. Farm Raised. Avail June 4th. $575: 604-463-9841

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

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

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A BETTER LIFE DOG RESCUE Is in urgent need of Forever & Foster Homes for some of their dogs. For more information please contact dlundrig@gmail.com

FENCING

Local & Long Distance

School District No. 38 (Richmond) provides the opportunity to work in a safe, clean, friendly and welcoming environment. There is a temporary assignment available for a Plumber. All applicants must possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification (TQ) in the trade, in addition to a minimum of two (2) years of experience in commercial or institutional service work at a journeyman level. The rate of pay is $30.57 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay. Applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered. Please submit a trades application form and resume by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 quoting competition #E-PLMB-001-11-02. Application forms are available on the school district’s website or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at: Human Resources School District No. 38 (Richmond) 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3 All interested applicants are welcome to apply, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. For further information, please visit our website at www.sd38.bc.ca

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-7761660.

CONCRETE & PLACING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Heir Looms, Jewelry, Silverware, Furniture, Paintings, Tools, Kitchenware, Books ETC. Rain or Shine.

Quality Goods - Must Go! RICHMOND

GARAGE / MOVING SALE 9411 RYAN CRESCENT

SATURDAY, May 28 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Loads of Infant 4 year old Items Crib, day crib, infant backpack, books, toys, Misc. & Much More!

All in Mint Condition...

RICHMOND MULTI FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE 4620 DEERFIELD CRESC. SAT. MAY 28, SUN. MAY 29 9-4 RAIN OR SHINE Household, tools, patio furniture, crystal, boat motor and equipment and much more

WANT TO REACH THE REST OF CANADA? Book your ad in more than 600 community newspapers across Canada with bcclassified.com! Call 604-575-5555

RICHMOND garage sale Sat. May SATURDAY May 28, 9AM - Noon 28, 10-3. 11211 CLIPPER COURT. 12333 English Ave Steveston townhouse complex. Furniture, houseHsehold items, bike parts, painting hold items, books. Leather couch RICHMOND MOVING SALE. and chair $1700, fabric couch and 8771-PIGOTT ROAD Sat May 28, chair $250, Bowflex $300, table and 10am-4pm. Furniture & misc 6 chairs $200, many more items

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GARAGE SALES

WAREHOUSE SALE FINAL CLEARANCE

MAY 27TH 9-4PM •MAY 28TH 9-2PM • PATIO FURNITURE • POTTERY • BBQ’S $399 • FIREPITS • SCREEN DOORS • INDOOR FURNITURE RNITURE • REFURBISHED PATIO HEATERS FROM $85 • ELECTRIC FIREPLACES AND MORE...

AS IS -7 PC DINING SET WITH MOTION CHAIRS $175

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HOME SERVICE GUIDE EXCAVATION

CONCRETE SERVICE

COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL

604-833-2103

•Backfilling/trenching •Ashphalt/concrete removal •Drainage •Retaining walls •Install concrete driveways/sidewalks

• Fertilization (packages available) • Hedge trimming & Pruning • Yard clean-up • Pressure washing • Gutters

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New fence installation • Gates & repair Roofing repairs • Powerwashing • Odd jobs • Renos • Gutters etc. Painting interior & exterior

STEVESTON HOME SERVICES

5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES CALL 604-270-6338

Free estimates (fully insured)

Call Darryn 604-339-5532 M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS

BILL GILLESPIE CONSTRUCTION • RENOVATIONS ** COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL ** KITCHEN & BATHROOM SPECIALIST PLUS TIDDLEY THINGS

604-272-2809 or cell: 604-841-2479

• Home Repair • Bathroom, Kitchen Remodeling • Fence, Deck Renewing • Free Estimate and Low Cost

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BR spacious/sunny condo.Corner unit,quiet complex. 01Jun $1325.00/mth 604-551-2519

RICHMOND

1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

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LOTS

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!!

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND. Nice spacious 1 bdrm. on Dover Cres. Balcony west facing overlooking courtyard and dyke. Incl. U/G prkg. and locker. Avail. June 1. $990/mo. 604-351-5500. STEVESTON Village Loft. Brand new condition, F/P, F/S/DW/W/D,1BDRM (plus Murphy bed), 2 full bathroom, 2 car garage, close to everything,no Pets, no Smoking, $1950.00/Mo call 604240-4656

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Show room/office manufacturing. near Knight bridge, bright attractive bldg. Good terms. 604-735-2814

WCB & LIABILITY INSURED

Senior's Discount!

Call Sean 778-869-6901

FREE

COMPLETE LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE ESTIMATES

email: adcontrol@richmondreview.com RENTALS

REAL ESTATE

RECREATIONAL

Paying my way through college with over 10 years experience. • Regular Scheduled Cuts • Aerating •Lime & Fertilize • Hedge Trimming

604-247-3729

CALL ALLAN 778-229-7880

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STEVESTON STUDENT LAWN CARE

Call Rick

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Local Plumbers

To advertise in the Home Service Guide

AA CONTRACTOR

MORTGAGES

• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work HEATING SYSTEM SERVICE SPECIAL Only $8500. Mention this ad. Licensed, Insured & Bonded

LAWN CARE

Plumbing • Electrical • Woodwork • Drywall • Bathrooms • Painting • Handyman • Textured Ceilings • FREE Quotes Door Repairs: Patio • Pocket • Bi-folds • Shower Insured / WCB and I’m a Nice Guy! Mike Favel • 604-341-2681

RENOVATIONS

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604-868-7062

RENOVATIONS

RENOVATIONS

HOUSES FOR SALE

Andy 604-908-3596

778-895-0968 RMD

HANDYMAN

RJ’S PLUMBING & HOME SERVICE

626

A+ LAWN & GARDEN

We specialize in driveway, sidewalk, patio, foundation and retaining wall, all kinds of concrete jobs. We also do fencing jobs.

PLUMBING

REAL ESTATE

LAWN SERVICE

WEST CONCRETE

SSL ENTERPRISES INC •Backhoes •Mini excavator (rubber track) •Bobcats (forks/buckets) •Dump trucks

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HALLS SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT

STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 BROADWAY ST (At Second Avenue) in Steveston Village 2 rooms, 200 sq. feet each Classrooms have a folding divider to make it into one large room. Excellent lighting. Ideal for language classes or for holding meetings. Church hall is available for rent, 1600 sq. ft. Ideal for exercise or dance classes. For more information please call 604-277-0508 or Email: office@stevestonunitedchurch.ca

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OFFICE/RETAIL

RENTALS 752

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SUITES, UPPER

RICHMOND 3 bdrm. upper, steps to dyke, 1200sq. ft., shared ldry/b/yard, 1/2 utils., carport. $1200 mo. 604-816-2340 SEAFAIR Bach. Suite, $675 incl. cable, internet, Close to buses, shopping, amenities, n/s, n/p 604284-2220 Avail. June 1st

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AUTO FINANCING

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

TRANSPORTATION 851

TRUCKS & VANS

1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194 1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500 obo. Phone (604)463-2507 2008 DODGE RAM 3500 Laramie, diesel, auto, 4 X 4, L. box, dealer insp. $28,900. Call 778-895-7570.

Call 604-522-1050 RICHMOND

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets. Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

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 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 $900 2 b/r basement suite with renovated w/r and kit. Utilities included. Appliances include frdg, stove, and dishwasher.Car port incl. Ctral loc near bus stop and Iron Wood Plaza. N/S, N/P, Ref. required. Avail Jun 1st. H:604.241.9031 C:604.562.4148 RICHMOND, large 1 bdrm, close to all amenities, available. June 1. Phone 604-278-416 / 604-551-8340 RICHMOND, nr Ironwood. Clean 2 & 3 bdrm g/lvl. 2 bath, own lndry. Nr amenits. Ref’s. Avail now. NS/NP. $1350-$1550. 604-721-3022. RICHMOND, Railway & Blundell. Beaut 1 bdrm, lrg l/rm & kitchen Nice lrg bkyrd. Nr amenits & bus. W/D. Suit 1 person. NS/NP. $750 + 1/2 utils. Avail June 15. Call eves. 604-272-3033 or 604-762-0221. 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

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✰ RENTAL ✰ ✰ INCENTIVES ✰

Show room/office manufacturing. near Knight bridge, bright attractive bldg. Good terms. 604-735-2814

750

TOWNHOUSES

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1979 Cadi Eldo Biarritz, one owenr, collector, continental kit, gar. kept. 204 K. $3,500. 604-535-5777

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AUTO FINANCING

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215. 2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, loaded, showroom cond, 47K. $31,000 obo. 604-805-4545

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 CROSSFIRE new perf. tires, 59K, like new, garage kept. All options. $16,000obo 778-232-3578 2005 HONDA Civic, auto, 2dr, No accidents, great cond. 235kms, lady driven. $5995. (778)855-6037 2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $9500/firm 604-538-4883 2010 TOYOTA MATRIX, red, 2000 km, 4 dr, auto, alloy whls, $13,780. Call 778-895-7570 or 604-836-5931

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309 INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888593-6095

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

2006 NORTHSHORE 30ft Travel trlr dble 36” slide w/rear bunk beds full load $19,900. 604-819-3803

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

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Allan Lavalee is indebted to Marvel Auctions Ltd. for storage & towing on a 2007 Canam XT LTD Vin: 2BVEPWH157V002831 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $3,746.40 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of June, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave., Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on October 6, 2010. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900 www.repobc.com


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sports

Midget AAA Chuckers earning respect one game at a time

Safe at home

Baseball team challenging for pennant by Don Fennell

two in the eighth.” Richmond earlier defeated the Sports Editor Nanaimo Pirates 9-3, Ridge Meadows More than a few eyebrows were raised 14-2 and Okanagan A’s twice—9-7 and by the Richmond City Baseball Midget 4-2. AAA Chuckers’ 5-1 start this season. “Overall the boys played very well, With only three returning players even especially since we had a short bench their manager, Raul Verde Rios, was with only 11 players,” Verde Rios said. surprised. “Though this group is But having since won young they love the seven of their next 11 sport. They get espegames, the Chuckers cially fired up when (12-5) now—based we’re behind. It’s when on win-loss percentwe’re leading we have age—trail only Vanto give them an extra couver (9-2) and Ridge push sometimes.” Meadows (13-4) in the Verde Rios said the B.C. league standings. key to the Chuckers’ Suffice it to say, they’re success has been not surprising anyone getting every player anymore. involved. Still, Verde Rios and “It’s a little surprishis boys refuse to take ing because it’s not anything for granted. always the case, but Their shared goal reeveryone is [contribmains a spot in the uting],” he said. “We provincial championstill need to work on ships July 28 to Aug. 1 things, but we’ve got Chuckers’ manager Raul Verde good athletes and in Kamloops. Though the results Rios is impressed by his play- they’re experiencing don’t count in the ers’ desire to compete. different scenarios, standings, the Chuckincluding playing on ers gained some potentially valuable different-sized fields, and this is givexperience last weekend at a tourna- ing them different perspectives of the ment in Kelowna that featured mostly game also.” junior teams. Richmond went 4-1, earnThe Chuckers are scheduled to host ing a pass to the final which it lost 7-5 Ridge Meadows in a doubleheader next in extra innings to Tri-City. Saturday at Latrace Field in Minoru Park. “We got into trouble in the second The first game begins at noon. inning and gave up five,” said Verde •Richmond’s Bantam AAA team is 6-8 Rios. “We battled back to tie it in the so far this season, while its two Junior seventh but then they won it by scoring Men’s teams are a combined 1-3.

Colleen Flanagan photo Ryan Klenman of the Richmond Athletics slides safely into home plate as Howe Sound Cannon catcher Brendan Lewis chases after the ball in the bottom of the second inning Sunday at the Twin Cities Invitational Baseball Tournament.

Westwind, Dixon set pace as participants ready for B.C. elementary meet this weekend by Don Fennell Sports Editor Defending Richmond Cup winner Westwind will have to fend off stiff opposition from Dixon if it hopes to repeat as Richmond public school champion at the B.C. Elementary Track and Field Championships which begin Friday at Minoru Park. A large contingent of up to 50 grades 3 to 7 students from each school is expected to be joined by young Richmond athletes from Die-

fenbaker, Grauer, Gilmore, Thompson, Woodward and Homma as well as others from around the province in the annual event presented by the Richmond Kajaks. Both Westwind principal Larry Hurst and his Dixon colleague Darryl Unger said embracing extracurricular activities like sports and arts often leads to success in academics. But they stressed that the emphasis is on student participation and not results. “The development of the whole child is something that is embraced

not just by staff but also the parent community at Westwind,” said Hurst. “A strong percentage of our students are involved in the arts and sport.” Hurst said staff at Richmond schools, such as Bob Riddell and Lee Hunter who are organizing the track teams at Westwind and Dixon respectively, exemplify the outstanding and growing volunteerism at the elementary level. The provincial track and field meet continues through Sunday.

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Richmond Review · Page B3

Tech take over youth

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phone. I mean, it’s always with me. I turn to it for music, entertainment and socializing and it’s like it’s become a part of me,” Anna Aronov, a 13-year-old Richmond student admitted. “I’m not addicted to the electronics I have or anything, but it’s just so convenient to have things like cell phones, video games and easy internet access around me. The Internet is a great example. It gives me something to do when I’m bored, helps me with homework and allows me to connect with friends who live near or far. I mean, what’s not to love about technology?” she said. Research has shown that people who multitask with technology are more easily distracted and have more problems managing and recalling tasks than those

who do not multitask. Experts say that our brains are only meant to work on one single-handed task at a time and multitasking lowers our efficiency rates and can have long term neurological implications on our brains. When asked, eight out of 10 Richmond students admitted that when doing their homework while also on facebook, MSN messenger, and other social networking sites, it takes them far longer to complete their assignment than it does when there is nothing other than their pending task for them to focus on. The proof is in the pudding when it comes to multitasking. Although some are proud of their “multitasking abilities” research

shows that not only does multitasking lower our work efficiency rate, but it can also result in memory loss and shorten the attention span of a person. Barbara Gawa, a resource teacher at a local elementary school agrees. “Although social media and technology has advantages and disadvantages, they both seem to weigh each other out. Depending on whether you go to websites for entertainment, or for business or educational relations, either way, we all know social media has revolutionized to be a constant surrounding; one that will only become more dependable as technology changes and human connectivity and socialization evolve. The key remains in having a balance on how to use technology to our benefit rather than becoming dependent on it. “Deep inside, we all know we can survive without this technology surrounding us, but yet we still crave for it constantly... “Perhaps the key is to put down our cell phones and iPods and other electronics that consume our time and attention and spend some time away from this digital world we’ve unconsciously become a part of.”

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hen she pressed ‘send application’ on the University of Pennsylvania’s webpage in October, she felt that she had sealed her fate into one click. It was the most nerveracking moment in her life. Half a year later, Sunny Shen is as glad as ever, having been accepted into a prestigious Ivy League school whose acceptance rate is only 14 per cent. Looking back, she says passion, involvement, and focus are key. As a Gr. 12 at StevestonLondon, on top of maintaining marvellous marks, Sunny is extremely focused in everything she does and is busily involved in extra-curricular activities: executive in her school’s student council, editor for her school newspaper and yearbook, leader for her school’s debate club. The list goes on. Outside of school, she devotes her time to debating and public speaking, most notably through her participation in Model United Nations as staff or as a delegate. In a short high school career, Sunny has compiled a long list of dazzling achievements. As a role model, she breaks the misconception that extra-curricular activities are tiring. Ironically, she stays occupied to enhance her school work. “Most of my extracurricular activities are something I am passionate about, such as theatre and journalism. They relieve pressure so that I can work my way through school and such.” Along with theatre and journalism, Sunny has another hobby: horsebackriding. Unorthodoxly and unbeknownst to most, she views horseback-riding as an escape, not just as a sport. And for someone whose schedule seems absurdly filled, horseback-riding is a necessity, strangely enough. “I allow myself stressrelievers, such as horseback riding, because I find it too difficult to stay focused on

the ultimate goal 24/7. But even when I am not studying or fulfilling other commitments, I know that I am relaxing so that I can focus and work hard later on.” Horseback-riding not only helps but forces Sunny to focus. Distraction on a horse, as Sunny emphasizes, often results in an unpleasant fall.

Thus, her advice to upcoming students is to keep focused: “staying focused is crucial to achieving your goals. If it is something you truly want, it helps to keep your sights set on what you want to achieve. It helps you to navigate your way through obstacles and not get side tracked, allowing you to save precious time.”

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McMath’s Mackenzie Elliott has Euro-panache as she darts around town

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othing screams “freedom” more than cruising down Steveston Highway on a bright red RayBen scooter as, “The breeze feels so good on a hot summer’s day,” says R.A. McMath student Mackenzie Elliott. This cost-efficient, environmentallyfriendly form of transportation takes her from point A to B in style. She often catches people staring at her when she rides her scooter. “Not a lot of people have scooters here in Richmond so that is understandable,” Mackenzie said. Owning and riding a scooter has both advantages and disadvantages according to Mackenzie. “It is fun, easy to drive and can run for two weeks on $4 worth of gas. It’s easy to find the perfect parking spot due to its compact size.

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*Points are issued according to the net pretax purchase total of eligible products after redemptions and discounts and before taxes using a valid Shoppers Optimum Card®. Excludes prescription purchases, Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points®, Shoppers Optimum® MasterCard® points, products that contain codeine, tobacco products (where applicable), lottery tickets, stamps, transit tickets and passes, event tickets, electronic gift cards, prepaid phone cards, Life Experiences® packages and Shoppers Home Health Care locations. Offer applies to photofinishing services that are picked up and paid for on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Not to be used in conjunction with any other Shoppers Optimum Points® promotions or offers. Offer valid Saturday, May 28, 2011 only. See cashier for details. ® 911979 Alberta Ltd. †Prices in effect for Saturday, May 28, to Friday, June 3, 2011. While quantities last. No rainchecks. See cashier for details.

SOFTSOAP BODY WASH (433mL - 532mL), LADY SPEED STICK STAINGUARD ANTIPERSPIRANT (65g - 76g) or IRISH SPRING DEODORANT (92g) Selected Types

19999 each

ACER ASPIRE NOTEBOOK While quantities last. No rainchecks. +Environmental Handling or Disposal Fee Where Applicable




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