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Seung Chul-Baik photo Jen Bell, owner of Bell’s Bake Shop in Steveston, has designed an edible tribute to the Vancouver Canucks.

It’s the Stanley Cup-cake Bell’s Bake Shop creates an edible Stanley Cup by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Bell’s Bake Shop is hardly a hockey hotbed. Walls in the Steveston shop are yellow, not blue and green. The specialties are devil’s food and red velvet cupcakes, not pretzels and Molson Canadians. But on Canucks game days, keeneyed cupcake consumers might find something of interest behind the counter—a cupcake made in the likeness of Lord Stanley’s Cup. Shop owner and chief cupcake creator Jen Bell admits having little interest in sports, but can’t seem to avoid frenzied hockey fans. It’s her own fault. With fond summer memories of her mother baking cupcakes inside ice-cream cones, Bell was

planning to do the same. But after fiddling with a cone, she couldn’t help but see the resemblance to the hallowed Cup. She took fondant, shaped it into a bowl to top the upside-down cone, and covered the prize in silver edible paint. Bell had made a miniature, edible Stanley Cup. “How much closer could you get with a piece of food, really,” said Bell at her First Avenue shop. Fittingly, the patriotic cake is maple with a maple butter cream centre. Reluctantly, she’s making a batch for game days—priced at $3.50 each—and is also taking special orders. Word has spread. She has a few orders for Saturday, and on Thursday she fielded a call from a customer who wants a batch shipped to Washington DC. Said Bell: “I’m not on the bandwagon, it’s just a beautiful piece of sculpture. Anybody can see it and know what it is.”

Seung Chul-Baik photo Collectors Den owner Larry Weiss said business has been booming to the beat of the Vancouver Canucks playoff successes, with female purchasers being the difference makers at the cash register.

Retailers can’t keep up with demand for Canucks jerseys by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter While it’s the Vancouver Canucks men’s hockey team that’s the talk of the town, it’s the ladies who are making the biggest difference to local retailers at the cash register. Larry Weiss, owner of Collectors Den, next to the food court at Lansdowne Centre, said his business has been fantastic during the team’s current Stanley Cup playoff run. “Don’t ask me about the previous 17 years though,” he chuckled, referring to the lengthy drought since the team’s last appearance in the final round in 1994. If he were to pinpoint one area that’s seen the most growth, however, it’s the number of women who are putting on form-fitting T-shirts featuring the team’s logos, new and retro. Unlike years past, this year there are a number of more flattering styles of T-shirts tailor-made for

women, with deep v-necks, more feminine cuts and in special colours. Almost on cue, as if to underscore Weiss’s point, one young lady walked into his store, sporting a headturning grey Canucks T-shirt of the type that’s become increasing popular with female buyers. She was shopping Thursday for Canucks apparel for her boyfriend. One hot-ticket item that Weiss hoped would be coming in this weekend is a shipment of semi-pro Canucks jerseys that sell for $129. With the Canucks having won the first game of the Stanley Cup final, already Weiss is making plans to purchase T-shirts emblazoned with what for so long seemed impossible: Vancouver Canucks alongside the words “Stanley Cup Champions.” Weiss said he’s been getting five to 10 what-if emails a day from suppliers, eager to position themselves with massive quantities of Stanley Cup champion Tshirts if the Canucks are victorious. See Page 5

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Two Cooks stir pot on Lady Washington Capt. Tommy Cook isn’t related to famous explorer James Cook, but his cook, Shawna Cook, is a grand niece, five times removed by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

Seung Chul-Baik photo Capt. Tommy Cook brought in the Lady Washington for this weekend’s Ships to Shore Steveston 2011.

Locals won’t have to pick between their passion and a fascination this weekend. The tall ships are in town, and the City of Richmond in conjunction with the four ships, are offering free tours and access throughout the weekend. But locals will be able to have their cake and eat it too, as the CBC broadcast of Game 2 of the Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup game will be shown live on the big screen on the stage that’s within shouting distance of the tall ships, City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend confirmed. With sunny skies in the forecast all weekend, the stars seem to be lining up for a successful event. Tommy Cook, captain of the 34-metre tall ship Lady Washington, said he’s looking forward to opening his ship to locals, and sharing with them some maritime history. “The crew’s excited to be here,” Cook said Friday morning from the city’s brand new $1.5 million, 183-metre dock that runs parallel to Garry Point’s shoreline and will give spectators an amazing up-close view of the ships. “If it weren’t for festivals like this, we wouldn’t have had an excuse to come here.” While he isn’t related to famous explorer Capt. James Cook, a member of his crew is. Shawna Cook, the ship’s cook, is his grand niece, five times removed. The Lady Washington is joined by her 31-metre sister ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, the 41-metre gaff rigged schooner

Adventuress, and the 49-metre twomasted schooner Zodiac. Ships to Shore Steveston runs through June 7.

Ships to Shore Steveston •Lady Washington: Launched in 1989, this ship was built in Aberdeen, Wash. (current home port) as a full-scale reproduction of its original 18th century namesake. Ship is equipped with replica guns and can accommodate 48 passengers. Overall length is 112 feet; mast height is 89 feet. •Hawaiian Chieftain: Built in Hawaii in 1988, this steel-hull ship is a replica of a typical European merchant trader of the turn of the 19th century. Her hull shape and rigging are similar to those of Spanish explorers’ ships used in expeditions of the late 18th century along the West Coast. Overall length is 103 feet, mast height is 75 feet. Home port is Aberdeen, Wash. •Zodiac: A 160-foot schooner with a main mast over 12 storeys high, built 85 years ago. Home port is Bellingham, Wash. and participates in a variety of public and private charters. In 1928, she competed in a trans-Atlantic race, finishing fourth. Primarily served as a pilot schooner in the U.S., retiring from service in 1972. •Adventuress: Built in 1913 in Maine, the two-masted schooner was originally commissioned for an Arctic expedition to collect specimens for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Today is the flagship of Sound Experience, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Puget Sound. The ship has an overall length of 133 feet and rig height of 110 feet. •Munin: Vancouver’s 40-foot half-scale replica of the original Norwegian Viking ship Gokstad, will be making an appearance for Ships to Shore for free tours at the Britannia Heritage Ship Yard.

A bittersweet end to Musical Expressions tonight Richmond singersongwriter Cherelle Jardine presented nearly 100 artists in seven years by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

Cherelle Jardine presents her Musical Expressions one last time tonight.

It started seven years ago with an idea that blossomed into nearly 100 concerts. Tonight marks Cherelle Jardine’s final Musical Expressions concert. Jardine said the concert—with singer

Lindsay May—will be “bittersweet.” “There’s a lot of disappointment, not just in the community, but also for artists, as they’re struggling to look for some other option to perform in and get paid for their craft,” said Jardine, who had 100 local and international artists still wanting to play the series. Jardine said the city cancelled her four summer concerts this year and wanted to reduce her nine fall concerts to three, which she said wouldn’t be enough to sustain the series’ momentum. Jardine, a singer-songwriter herself, is also busy with other music projects. This summer she’ll perform at the legendary MountainFest in Merritt with daughter AJ Bureyko as The Jardines, an alt-country roots band that’s now recording its second album. She’s also started a new band called Stone Po-

ets, which just finished touring in the United Kingdom. Jardine has been recording since 1995. With support from the city seven years ago she started spreading her joy of music with Musical Expressions. “It’s really tough for artists. There’s not many venues left in the city. They keep closing down, even today. So seven years ago I was looking for something in our hometown because there’s really not anything in Richmond.” It began in the Richmond Cultural Centre’s old cafe area with an audience of 15. Word spread and the series grew. “People really got turned on to the whole idea of having something in Richmond that was community-minded,” she said. “It kind of became that meeting place.”

Musical Expressions •Final concert of Cherelle Jardine’s music concert series is Saturday, June 4 with Vancouver singer-songwriter Lindsay May •At Richmond Cultural Centre, doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. •Tickets, $11, at the cultural centre Artists including Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo), John Mann (Spirit of the West), Gaye Delorme and Dustin Bentall all performed at either the Richmond Cultural Centre or Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Musical Expressions also saw the spotlight during the Olympics at Richmond’s O Zone celebration site. Earlier this year, Jardine’s community work and commitment to the arts was recognized with an Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award.

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to Siemens’ online identity popping up. That information was passed to Mounties in Ottawa, which launched an investigation. Coincidentally, another undercover ofďŹ cer from the Toronto Police Service also came into contact with Siemens and obtained further evidence, Van Laer said. Investigators were able to trace Siemens to his condo in Richmond, where police say he was using his computer to share images with others online. Siemens has been released on bail, and one of his conditions is that he have no contact with any children. Police said Siemens has no children. Asked whether the evidence police obtained from Siemens’ computer will result in other investigations, Van Laer said: “In this case, I can say that it is likely that the investigation of Siemens will lead to other investigations. But it is impossible to tell at this time exactly where in the world these investigations will end...Police forces around the world are working together in the fight against child sexual abuse. The B.C. (integrated child exploitation) unit alone has already shared investigations with numerous countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and even the Australian Federal Police to name a few.â€? Siemens’ roommate said he doesn’t know where Siemens is currently residing.

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Kesler jerseys have been the top-seller From Page 1 And should Vancouver hoist the cup, Weiss said he’ll have product for sale the very next day, from T-shirts to “2011 Stanley Cup champion” patches that can be embroidered onto jerseys. Over at SportChek’s Richmond Centre location, Ryan Kesler jerseys have been the top-seller, slightly outpacing the Sedin twins and Alex Burrows with popular defenseman Kevin Bieksa in fifth place. Demand for Kesler’s jersey spiked after his phenomenal performance during the Canucks’ second-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators, according to store general manager Aidan Lightfoot. Keeping Canucks game replica jerseys in stock has been impossible. They sell for about $220, and when

Canucks products are surging in online sales The on-ice success of the Canucks is translating into more cold hard cash being spent at stores and online. Sales of Canucks product on is up 116 per cent over last year, according to Nirva Milord, director of entertainment publicity for the NHL. Sales of Canucks merchandise overall is up 30 per cent compared to a year ago, she said. The Canucks are selling about 500 jerseys a game, higher than the NHL average of 200 per game. The Canucks currently rank third among top Canadian team jersey sales, behind Toronto and Montreal.

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they come in is anybody’s guess, he said. Lightfoot recommended that fans call the store regularly, as the truck shipments can come in at any time, and purchases are on a first-come-first-served basis. Back at Collectors Den, Kesler jerseys are also the best-seller, not far ahead of Henrik and Daniel Sedin, though Kevin Bieksa’s stellar play has surged him into second-place, with sales of Alex Burrows’ jerseys sliding up and down. Just how popular are Boston Bruins jerseys? Weiss said not very, though he has sold a couple of blank ones, and recently brought in a couple with former Canuck and Boston Bruin-great Cam Neely’s name stitched on it.

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Chinese buyers snap up most of the ritziest homes The China syndrome stoking Metro Vancouver home prices is very real, according to a new study. Landcor Data Corp. examined luxury home sales over the past three years in Richmond and Vancouver’s west side and found a large and growing proportion of buyers are likely from mainland China. President Rudy Nielsen said his researchers conducted the survey to look

into anecdotal claims by realtors that Chinese buyers are increasingly skewing the higher end of the Metro market. Landcor found 74 per cent or 122 out of the 164 homes sold in 2010 above the “luxury” threshold ($3 million for houses on Vancouver’s west side and $2 million for condos in Richmond) were bought by buyers who fit the mainland China profile. —by Jeff Nagel

House sales rebound in May It costs nearly $1 million to buy a single family home by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

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It remains a seller’s market in Richmond, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. In its latest statistics released Thursday, the median selling prices of local houses, condos and townhomes surged again in May compared to April, with a single family Richmond home selling for the median price of $990,000. That’s up five per cent compared to April’s $940,500, with a total of 135 houses trading hands, down slightly from the 143 the previous month. While the number of townhouses sold dropped from 108 to 103 last month, prices rose from $545,000 to $565,000. Condo prices also jumped nearly eight per cent to $377,000 while sales remained level. Regionally, home sales remained at typical springtime levels, according to the board. Sales of detached, attached and apartment properties rose seven per cent to 3,377 homes. “With a sales-to-active-listings ratio of 23 per cent, conditions continue to favour sellers in the Greater Vancouver housing market, but activity has eased away from the near record-setting pace we saw in March,” said board president Rosario Setticasi. “We’re see-

Seung Chul-Baik photo The median selling prices of local houses, condos and townhomes surged again in May compared to April, with a single family Richmond home selling for the median price of $990,000.

ing more activity at the high end of our market this year than we did one year ago.” Some 77 per cent of properties that sold for over $1 million were located in Richmond, the west side of Vancouver, or West Vancouver. Longtime Richmond realtor Patsy Hui was somewhat surprised that Richmond house prices jumped again last month. While some realtors speculated that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan scared off the Chinese buyers who have largely fuelled the Lower Mainland real estate market since November, Hui is more a believer in statistics. With more than 900 homes listed for sale, there’s simply too much supply in Richmond, Hui said. As a result, prices softened in March and April.

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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.

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EDITORIAL: A tribute to Cherelle Jardine


So here’s to Jardine, a community-minded woman so passionate about sharing the gift of music, she gave Richmond seven years of song. We wish her well on her continued journey as a musical artist. Hopefully more bold artists will follow in her footsteps.

ichmond isn’t known for its music venues. There are few places for musical artists to play or land gigs—unless they’re cover bands.

But instead of just singing the blues, Richmond’s Cherelle Jardine stood up and did something seven years ago. She started Musical Expressions. As producer of the concert series, she’s brought nearly 100 different singers and bands— both local and international— to Richmond. She made music venues out of ordinary spaces, and did it all while so many took her shows for granted. Saturday marks Jardine’s final Musical Expressions show. It also marks a significant loss for local arts and culture. We can mourn the loss and

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oat modeller and long-time supporter of Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Ken Weaver, passed away peacefully at home on May 15, four days short of his 63rd wedding anniversary, with his wife Peg and son Michael by his side.

Ken’s four meticulouslyconstructed ship models will serve as reminders of a life richly lived. Ken loved nothing better than to display his built-from-scratch model sailing ships at the annual Maritime Festival accompanied by his grandson and name-sake, Timothy Kenneth. As a retired accountant and professor who lived near Britannia, even at age 86 Ken could often be seen taking visitors around the shipyard, describing the boats, or walking into Steveston with his oxygen tank in tow. Having a neatly trimmed white beard and courtly manner, one Steveston shopkeeper described Ken as a British-style St. Nicholas while Nick at the Romania Bakery called him King George V. Born and raised in Vancouver, Ken played rugby for UBC, went overseas in the Second World War with the 4th Scottish Regiment, returned to finish a UBC commerce degree then took over Wild Rose Flour Mills from his father. Some of the flour made its way home

Ken Weaver displayed his boat models at Britannia Heritage Shipyard.

each week when Ken taught his sons and, later a grandson, how to make the family bread, a chore he gladly took on each Sunday when his five boys were little, allowing them to make roads and rivers in the big bowl of flour before he poured in the warm, yeasty milk to stream through the rivulets left by tiny fingers in the flour. After leaving the family business mid-life, Ken took to teaching first at UBC then settling in at Langara. It was his true calling. Teaching in the business department for many years, a former student said, “ Mr. Weaver should have had bird dog fees for all the people he got to go into the CGA program.” At exam time, Ken often ate supper cold because he spent hours on the phone,

night after night, taking students through perplexing principles of accounting. A former president of CGA, Ken was made a life member for his support of the organisation and its educational goals; he wore the small gold insignia on his lapel for the rest of his life. Predeceased by his sons Jonathon and Stephen, Ken Weaver leaves behind his wife Peg, three sons, eight grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and many, many accountants. A service to recognise Ken’s life will be held June 10 at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’sWesley United Church with a reception to follow in Steveston. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations to the CGA Scholarship Program or Britannia Heritage Shipyard.

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ven if all you care about is your own wallet, the harmonized sales tax just became an offer you shouldn’t refuse.

Premier Christy Clark promised a “bold” fix for the HST, and she delivered. For months I have been arguing that the only way to overcome the wave of rejection caused by the panicked introduction of the HST is to offer a rate cut. I expected one per cent. Now if you vote to keep it, a second one-per-cent reduction will be largely financed by reversing some of the B.C. Liberals’ business tax cuts of recent years. It not only sweetens the deal for consumers, it’s great politics. First, let’s look at it from a selfish, short-term perspective, the way some readers loudly remind me they view the world. If you vote next month to go back to the provincial sales tax, the 12-per-cent PST-GST on goods that you probably didn’t notice before will continue. If you have kids under 18 or are a senior living on less than $40,000 a year, you will be saying no to a $175-per-person bonus cheque. If you only care about yourself, you won’t care about the loss of HST credits to the poorest people in B.C. You won’t care about the province repaying Ottawa’s transition fund, or rebuilding a B.C. sales tax department to force business to convert their billing systems again. You won’t care about the competitive advantage given to Ontario, unless it costs you your job. When the B.C. government of the day has to cut services to pay for this disastrous reversal, you’ll denounce them for doing what you told them to do. You will get the government you deserve, which may include a PST

extended to restaurant meals or haircuts, because the money has to come from somewhere. When Clark’s HST “fix” was unveiled, it was the NDP’s turn to panic. They have painted themselves into a corner, and now face the prospect of arguing for a return to an archaic sales tax with a higher rate. And once again, Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney tour B.C. in their Fight HST conspiracy clown car, refueled by $250,000 of public funds to campaign in the referendum. Their campaign of fear and ignorance is encountering heavy resistance at university and college campuses, however, as tax experts fact-check their claims on the spot. (They’ve added “rallies” in an effort to keep fear alive.) Delaney still raves about Europe being the cause of all this alleged human misery with their insidious Value Added Tax. Vander Zalm continues to mutter about a plot to establish world government through carbon taxes and the HST. It would be nice if the NDP-Fight HST crowd were concerned about the wave of retiring baby boomers that is starting to wash across the country. But they’re not. There are changes happening now in the B.C. economy that 1960s socialism and 1980s populism are not equipped to handle. The living standard of our children is going to be determined by how we deal with our aging, globalizing population, and this is one reason to understand a shift to consumption taxes. Fourteen months ago I wrote that more U.S. states are joining Washington, Hawaii and others with sales taxes on services as well as goods. Robert Kleine, treasurer for Michigan, explained it this way: “The basic thing is that we need to update our tax structure. We’ve got a 20th-century tax structure based on a different sort of economy. The tax base doesn’t grow as the economy grows.” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. He can be reached at

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letters New development will be more in keeping with Steveston’s heritage than the current building from Mr. Davis. The Steveston Conservation Strategy incorporates another feature that supports heritage retention and restoration. Any development seeking to make use of the new rules must not only follow the strict new guidelines, but must make a contribution to a fund to aid in supporting the heritage assets. This will allow building owners to undertake much needed repairs or to clean up and refurbish the exterior of those heritage buildings that have been identified as the most important ones to preserve. The city is not putting “development ahead of heritage” with the Steveston Conservation Strategy, it is ensuring that new development respects the heritage of the area and helps, both in terms of the look and character of new buildings and by financial contributions, to maintain and strengthen the “unique characteristics” of the Steveston we all know and love. Dana Westermark Richmond

Tax hike is mostly due to inflationary pressures Editor: As Richmond property owners recently received their 2011 property tax notices in the mail, it’s a good time to review the make-up of the tax bill. Overall, Richmond city council approved a 2.95-percent tax increase for 2011. This increase is mostly due to inflationary pressures and includes very few new programs or services. The level of increase was limited through efficiencies and other measures while maintaining existing community services. The actual amount taxpayers pay will vary based on two key factors. Firstly, the amount payable for property tax is based on individual property assessments, as determined by the B.C. Assessment Authority. On average, residential property assessments increased by approximately 17 per cent across Richmond. If your property assessment increased by more than the average, then your cityportion of taxes will also have increased by more than 2.95 per cent. If your property assessment was below the average, then your city-portion of taxes will actually

have increased by less than 2.95 per cent and could even go down from last year. The second important factor is that only about 49 per cent of an overall tax bill is levied by the City of Richmond, while 51 per cent of the 2011 tax bill is collected for other agencies such as schools, TransLink and Metro Vancouver. Each of these agencies separately determines the amount of annual property taxes to levy and the amount of increases can vary. There are also provincial tax deferral program available for homeowners over 55 years of age, families with dependent children under 18 years, and certain others. For details, contact the city’s tax department. Each property tax bill should be reviewed keeping these factors in mind. No one likes to pay taxes but remember the broad scope of important services that are funded as the result. Mayor Malcolm D. Brodie Richmond

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Editor: Re: “City doesn’t practise what it preaches,” Letters, May 19. In a letter to the editor, Terry Davis expresses his concern about the loss of Steveston’s heritage. I share his concern; however, I disagree with his approach to this important issue. Mr. Davis bemoans the impending redevelopment of the Towns property as an erosion of heritage buildings. It is not. The Steveston Conservation Strategy, the planning document intended to preserve and protect the unique character of Steveston, identifies 18 building or landscape features that are the key heritage assets of the township. The Towns building is not one of them. The Steveston Conservation Strategy also provides clear direction as to the massing, character, historical context and exterior finishes for any new buildings to be constructed in the township. The proposed development respects the “fine-grained” subdivision pat-


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Editor: I would like to extend my thanks to the board of directors of the Hamilton Community Association, mayor and city councillors for extending an invitation to me to attend the opening of the newly expanded and renovated Hamilton Community Centre on Saturday, May 28. As a past city councillor and passionate advocate for the Hamilton community, it was really wonderful and heartwarming to celebrate with the public the completion of: •the 8,600 square feet of health and wellness programming space; •an entrance and lobby, separate from the school entrance, to relax and connect with community members and neighbours; •a fitness centre with state of the art equipment; •the three multipurpose rooms and two meeting rooms; •an expanded reception and administration area; •the public art that celebrates Hamilton’s history; •and a green roof and improved playground. All of these things were needed for the rapid development and densification in the Hamilton area. This project is an example of the great achievement that can be accomplished when all parties work together for the good of our community. I hope the next project will focus on continued improvement and more police presence in the Hamilton community. Cynthia Algeta Chen Richmond

How can we justify dumbing down our kids? Editor: I heartily agree with school trustee Linda McPhail when she said we need to look at the school calendar on the whole, and make it more balanced. In order to avoid a deficit, the Vancouver Board of Education increased its school day by 16 minutes and school closures by 10 days. As a teacher, I quite like the extra days off; however, my students don’t learn much in the added time, and they learn nothing during the 10 days. I know what they are doing: gaming until all hours and sleeping in to avoid boredom. They are eating junk food and soft drinks that will harm them. How can we justify dumbing down our kids this way? After reading an article by Murray Dobbin about a book entitled The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, the future looks

bleak indeed for my students. “2005 Statscan study revealed that median earnings of full-time employees in Canada were completely flat from 1980 to 2005. In that 25-year period, the income of the richest fifth of Canadians grew 16.4 per cent while the poorest fifth saw their real earnings decline by 20.6 per cent.” Not only will my students be poor, they won’t understand why. I am incensed by the pursuit of money at all costs to people. Insidious marketing sucks people into the black hole of consumerism (watch “Sugar: The Bitter Truth: on YouTube), while shareholders’ unquenchable thirst for the bottom line ensures only those with financial literacy stay afloat. Political parties now use this same type of marketing. How do the masses even have a chance? Patti Outram Richmond

Has city done its homework? Editor: Re: “Steveston ‘scramble’ a first in B.C.,” May 26. I grew up in Steveston, riding through that intersection from the park to Marine Grocery and the sand dunes at Garry Point. Now, a mere 30-plus years later, I drive through that intersection from Seafair area to bank and for a cup-to-go at Starbucks. How much pedestrian demand is there at Moncton and No. 1 Road to go from the McDonald’s or (coming) drug store to Laara’s Vacuum, across the hypotenuse? Grab a coffee and have sit down at the bench by the pond and watch traffic on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The four-way “I go, you go” pattern gets in-

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North Americans have been seduced by planned obsolescence Author Giles Slade warns we are running out of stuff by Krista Ashford Contributor The truth about consumerism may hurt, but not as much as those throwaway products hurt the planet. North Americans have been seduced by planned obsolescence: products that are made to break and it has been happening since the beginning of consumerism. Giles Slade, a Richmond resident, author, environmentalist and self-styled “historian of technology” examines the history and current impact of Western “throw away society.” His book, Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America has been credited with publicizing the issue of electronic waste, the disposal of computers, cameras, cellphones and other electronics and where those used-up products eventually end up. “I wasn’t really an environmentalist when I started writing the book. I didn’t know anything about electronic waste. The last chapter of the book is all about electronic waste and how we’re creating this mess that is getting pawned off to the third world,” explains Slade. These products are broken down for salvageable materials but done in unsafe ways that are often harmful to the workers in other countries. Slade recalls the moment when he was inspired to write the book. It came while he was traveling in the Middle East. “In Arab countries, everyday exchanges take a long time, you have to haggle over nickels and stuff like that,” laughs Slade. “I realized it’s a social exchange and a way of getting to know the person—the local merchant, the guy that sells you your chickens or your tea. So, when I came back (to Canada) I started missing that. I’d go into a local restaurant and the attitude was kind of rude and curt. I started wondering where that came from and the more I read about it, the more I started thinking it came from our relationship to material objects. “That we are conditioned to think material objects are disposable and we’ve conditioned our relationships so that we think our relationships are disposable. ” he continues. In 2007, Slade won the International Publisher’s Gold Medal Award for best environmental book of the year. In the 2010 documentary The Light Bulb

Sandra Slade photo Richmond author Giles Slade is working on a book about capitalism and addiction in North America.

Conspiracy, Slade’s research is mentioned as part of the examination of the corporate fueled concept of “planned obsolescence” that has been around since the invention of the light bulb. Slade says Europeans are much more progressive in the environmental movement than Canadians. Although, “Canada is a lot more concerned with it than the United States for some reason,” he says. “(The United States) is interested in pollution and industrial waste but it’s very difficult to convince a wide American audience of things like climate change or global warming,” Slade explains. He says that North Americans must refuse planned obsolescence because, “we are running out of stuff.” Resources like copper, cadmium and tin are in short supply and when broken down products are stripped of these materials they are then incinerated which Slade says is, “not a good idea.” “There is this large problem of pollution and disposal that we haven’t solved yet,” continues Slade. “We are creating a lot of carbon waste,” he says. “Toxic lakes of petroleum refuse in Alberta are invisible because they’re out in the wilderness. So, nobody cares about them but they are an environmental disaster and to think that this is happening in Canada,” Slade pauses. “It’s frightening.” Slade wrote another book called Brokedown Palace but due to its dark subject matter, he was refused publication. ”I have three kids and I wanted to know what was going to happen in the next 50 years because I won’t be around. I wrote this book about what we know with fairly good certainty about the future of North America. It’s very dark and I don’t think anyone wanted to publish it because it is so dark,” he says. Slade is currently working on a book about capitalism and addiction in North America.

Seung Chul-Baik photo Chen Mei Fang and Yang Weig Ueng (right) wait in line as sales open for a new condo unit.

Quintet draws big crowd Downtown Richmond highrise condo project has buyers lined up three days before opening by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The demand for quality new downtown Richmond condos continues to seem unquenchable, the latest example being the second phase of Quintet. Sales doors won’t open until 1 p.m. today, but prospective buyers were already lining up three days earlier, the first at 9 a.m. on Wednesday for a shot at one of the 306 units that could become available. By 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 109 people had obtained registration numbers to buy a unit at the future site of the residential complex at Firbridge Way and No. 3 Road which will boast a private, elevated, two-acre park. Many huddled under canopies, sitting on plastic chairs, with black, white and red blankets all provided by Quintet’s developer. Food and beverages were also being offered up to interested buyers, who needed to remain on site to retain their registration numbers, with a roll call held every couple of hours. Some slept in their cars, mostly BMWs and Mercedes, others played

cards, and all appeared to be of Chinese descent. They were also offered free wifi to watch Wednesday night’s Canucks hockey game. None were willing to comment about why they were buying, save for one young man who said he was saving a spot for his friend. Barrett Sprowson, sales and marketing director for Magnum Projects Ltd., said there were early indications of strong interest, based on the hundreds of people who showed up last week for previews of the latest phase in the development. But they certainly didn’t expect people to begin lining up on Wednesday morning. The first phase, with 295 units and to be completed in 2013, sold out in just two weeks. Buyers are being sold on the prospect of living in a growing downtown area that’s a stone’s throw from the Canada Line, and alongside a new campus for Trinity Western University and a longawaited community centre. While many of the units in the first phase were scooped up by offshore investors, this time around, a focus was made on satisfying local demand, Sprowson said. To accomplish that, buyers needed to be on site ahead of Saturday’s opening. The long line-up didn’t surprise veteran Richmond realtor Austin Kay, who has clients also looking at Quintet as a future home. Quintet is at the centre of everything, he said, meaning buyers won’t need to use a car to shop for groceries, find a restaurant, do banking, or even travel to

downtown Vancouver thanks to the proximity to two Canada Line stations. Kay said buyers are likely looking at this as an investment opportunity, a rental property, a vacation home alternative to renting a hotel, or a place where they can move-in their family. “The starting price is fairly attractive,” Kay said. It’s a sign of the times that Kay said this about a one-bedroom, 464-square-foot unit with a list price of $249,000. $359,000 will get you a 700-square-foot unit, while 1,000-square-foot penthouse suites will set you back north of $700,000. Quintet will also likely appeal to an older demographic, seeking a home where everything is downstairs. Asked whether the Richmond real estate market is now over saturated with condos, Kay said time will tell. If, when the first Quintet units are completed for occupancy in 2013, a number are offered for sale, that might be telling. Buyers are also being lured by the prospect of winning a stunning, white, $211,000 Audi R8 Spyder convertible sports car with a V10 engine. To enter, no purchase is necessary, and entrants must write a 1,500-word essay outlining why they love Quintet. The contest closes on Nov. 30, and is open to residents of Canada, the U.S., Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia, India, Signapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.

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Catherine Ludwig photo Leadership students Alicia Kaczynski, Sayyeda Mulla, Miranda Liang and Maggie Yan dressed up the Anderson Eagle in the front foyer of the school in support of the Vancouver Canucks. The eagle welcomes students and visitors to Henry Anderson Elementary School.

19 local Scouts honoured Scouts Canada held its annual Youth Award Ceremony May 15, honouring 19 Richmond residents. Richmond recipients of the Chief Scout Award were: Ethan Freund, Felix Tso, Gabriel Freund, Ian Tang, Justine Chen, Nicole Mark, Saxon Yeung, Tammie Chan, Tammy Chu, Tiffany Chang, Warren Chan and Ying Rao Hu. The Chief Scout Award is the high-

est award that can be given at the scout level (ages 11-14). Richmond recipients of the Medal of the Maple Scout Award were: Elaine Chan, Yvonne Chan, Jean Hu, Jonathon Yien, Geri Weir, Justin Li and Pearl Dar. Recipients must have shown significant contributions to the scouting movement through community service.



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community New planning table to set community priorities for seniors

New health care card aims at fraud

A seniors-led community planning table forum is one of the highlights of Richmond’s Seniors Week celebrations. Volunteer Richmond Information Services, at the request of the United Way, is to implement one of eight Lower Mainland planning tables designed by seniors, to recognize and find solutions for age specific issues in their community. The Seniors Community Planning Table supports the independence and active participation of older adults in community life through the coordination of local services and brainstorming of solutions to seniors’ issues. The planning table will raise awareness of issues affecting seniors and will enable seniors to have a voice in the solutions and services needed. “We have all said and heard many times over: don't plan for seniors....plan with seniors,” said Olive Basset, chair of the Richmond Seniors Advisory Committee. “Please attend this forum and be a part of the solution to identify gaps (in seniors’ services) and begin to work with the future planning table members and senior service providers to fill these gaps.” The community forum inaugural meeting is June 8 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Minoru Place Activity Centre and any senior resident who wants to make a difference for the aging population is encouraged to attend. Forum admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, phone Volunteer Richmond Information Services at 604-279-7020 or sign up online at www., course #159502. Transportation to the forum is available from any community centre location in Richmond for a fee of $3, please call 604-276-4300 to book a ride.

9.1 million CareCards in circulation, but only 4.5 million people live here by Tom Fletcher Black Press There are 9.1 million B.C. CareCards in circulation, but only 4.5 million people live in B.C. That’s one reason why the province’s health care costs are so high. Health Minister Mike de Jong is introducing a new “smart card” in an effort to cut down on unauthorized access to the health care system by residents of the United States and other jurisdictions who do not pay into the Medical Services Plan. De Jong introduced legislation to replace the plastic cards that B.C. started issuing in 1989. The new cards will include a picture and an electronic chip, and drivers will have the option of including health care registration on their driver’s licence. As with the driver’s licence, people will have to enrol and then renew the card every five years to main-

tain medical coverage. De Jong said there will be no extra charge for the new card, whether it is separate or included on a driver’s licence renewal. A program will be developed to go out to seniors’ homes and reach people who do not drive, he said. It is expected to take five years to put the new system in place. De Jong said the Ministry of Health doesn’t have statistics on how much fraud there is, but other provinces have found that people are coming from other countries to take advantage of the health care system. NDP health critic Mike Farnworth said he wants to know how much the smart card program is going to cost, and how much it will really save. A survey of 399 cards last year indicated that 94 per cent of patients claiming MSP coverage were legitimate residents of B.C., he said. MSP enrolment entitles people to publicly paid hospital treatment, as well as subsidized coverage for ambulance service and prescription drugs. De Jong said no one will be refused care, but those without MSP coverage will be billed for services.




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Richmond Boys’ Fastball tournament has become ‘one not to miss’ for teams by Don Fennell Sports Editor

Don Fennell photos Trevor Merrell beat out the tag at second base as the Richmond Mariners got past the Whalley Warriors on their way to winning the Peewee Division at the annual Richmond Boys’ Fastball May Mayhem tournament last weekend.

Mariner Omri Zer (centre) received numerous kudos from teammates after his homerun.

A team from 100 Mile House proved to be both talented and gritty at the May Mayhem tournament.

It’s touted as the one not to miss. And for good reason. Since its creation 14 years ago, the Richmond boys’ fastball May Mayhem tournament (the 2011 was held last weekend) has evolved into what is essentially a preview of the provincial championships in July. And as a mid-season classic, it’s an opportunity for teams in all divisions to gauge where they’re at and make what adjustments may be necessary. “We hold this one major tournament for a number of reasons, but the main one being volunteer resources,” said Richmond boys’ fastball president Bill Merrell. “Most of our board and volunteer base are coaches as well. It’s much easier to get volunteers to buy into one big show.” But, added Merrell, the tournament also provides the Richmond teams with important insight into their opponents. “It’s important for the boys to see teams from elsewhere,” he said. “The variety also adds to the fun of the event. In the past we’ve had teams from Prince George and Fort St. John and we are now getting enquiries from as far away as Saskatchewan. “And being able to fill two fastball parks with hundreds of players and spectators over one weekend ensures the experience is much more energized.” The 2011 edition of May Mayhem featured 26 teams, including one

from 100 Mile House, in four divisions—Mite (eight- and nine-yearolds), Squirt (10- and 11-year-olds), Peewee (12- and 13-year-olds) and Bantam/Midget (15 to 18-year-olds). Teams from Richmond and Surrey (Fleetwood) dominated, either winning or placing in the top four in each. Guildford won the Mite Division, with Fleetwood third and Richmond Mariners fourth; Sooke took the Squirt title with Richmond Roadrunners and Rebels second and third and Fleetwood fourth; Richmond Mariners topped the Peewee Division with Richmond Hurricanes fourth; and Richmond Mariners won both the Bantam and Midget titles.

video online] The Peewee Mariners, coached by Merrell, went through the tournament undefeated. While that was a surprise, Merrell said he was proud of the boys show of calm and maturity. “When down a few runs, and where the game looked like it was slipping away, they refocused to give it their best,” he said. “They seemed to understand [the importance of ] putting a bad play or at-bat behind them. As a coach of youth that makes me more proud than anything; the fact they learned a positive life lesson.”

Dunfee wins national racewalk title in record time by Don Fennell Sports Editor Evan Dunfee doesn’t just defy age, he defies time itself. Just 20, the Richmondite has already stood the racewalking world on its head with numer-

ous outstanding performances. Last week at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics outdoor track and field championships in Marion, Ind. he added another. Dunfee, a junior at University of B.C., won the men’s

5,000-metre racewalk event in a record 20 minutes, 2.25 seconds. The old mark was set in 1997 by Al Heppner of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dunfee was second in the event in 2009. A human kinetics student,

Dunfee has enjoyed much international success. He was 10th over 10 kilometres (42:56.82) at the 2008 International Association of Athletics Federation World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. In 2009 his efforts were recognized

with his being awarded the Fred Begley Memorial Trophy as the top off-track athlete in Canada. Last year, Dunfee established a personal best over 20,000 metres (1:25.57.7) at the nationals in Toronto.


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Richmond’s Carla Bradstock is looking forward to her role with Canada’s women’s national team.

Bradstock set to lead Team Canada by Don Fennell Sports Editor Carla Bradstock is back with Team Canada, and set to lead the women’s national volleyball team to what everyone hopes will be a spot in next summer’s Olympic Games in London, England. “I’m really excited to be training with the women’s national team again,” said the Richmond woman, a graduate of H.J. Cambie Secondary. “It’s a really great squad this year and I’m very optimistic about producing results in our upcoming tournaments.” Bradstock expects her role on the team to be similar to last year, when she offered up a lot of experience and tactical knowledge about the game and how to be successful at an international level. “I feel I am coming into this season even more motivated and passionate about playing, and hopefully qualifying for the Olympics,” she said. “It is a huge dream and this group has a good

chance of making it to London. We have a solid support staff which will prove to be instrumental to our success.” Bradstock credits her mom Christine for being a consistent positive influence in her volleyball career and in life in general. “Every time I talk to her about volleyball she reminds me of how far I have come, and the attributes that have allowed me to be so successful at the sport I love,” she said. “Even though I’m an adult and have had success internationally (playing professionally two seasons ago in Ausria), there is still a big part of me that just wants to make my mom proud. I’m really lucky to have such great support from my family.” In Austria, Bradstock played for the coach of the Czech national team. His philosphies, she said, made her a tougher player. “He was very adamant about pushing yourself physically past your threshold,” she said.

Don Fennell photos Relay action put the finishing touches on three days of competition and fun at the 43rd annual B.C. Elementary Track and Field Championships last weekend.

West Point Grey Academy tops elementary meet for sixth year West Point Grey A.B. Dixon was the Academy won its sixth top Richmond school, video-online] straight B.C. Elemenas the Dragons placed tary Track and Field 12th overall with 132 points. James Gilmore Championships last was 14th with 102.75 weekend at Minoru Georges Junior School Park. points and Daniel The private school won which earned 696 points Woodward 16th with 71 both the boys’ and girls’ over the three-day meet points. Westwind was divisions, and its 773.50 hosted (for the 43rd con- 19th, James Thompson points was well ahead of secutive year) by the 27th, Hamilton 28th and second-place finisher St. Richmond Kajaks. Lord Byng 36th.

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Isles hang tough in Midget fastball tourney Bantams show pride and power to reach final

by Don Fennell Sports Editor Second-place finishers at last year’s Western Canadian Bantam Girls’ Softball Championships, Sam Young’s Richmond Islanders 94A are adjusting quite well to life in the Midget Division. A third-place finish in the A Division at last weekend’s Richmond invitational came on the heels of placing third at a tournament in Tacoma, and follows a strong showing in Las Vegas in April where the first-year Midget team (losing a 7-6 playoff game) proved competitive against five teams that were putting the finishing touches on their seasons. Meanwhile, Al Groff’s Islanders 93B team, despite being shy four players due to illness, work and grad events, only missed the playoffs at the Richmond invitational by a single run. “We were in every game and did not give up,” Groff said of the Isles, who were down to nine players most of the weekend. “Our outfield did exceptionally well tracking the few big hits we gave up, and (pitchers) Micky Baydack and Hillary Wolthers were on top of their

Don Fennell photo A Richmond Islander slid safety into second against the Surrey Storm.

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coach Cathy Tipper.” The Isles are 2-4-1 in league play, with poor weather resulting in the postponment or cancellation of seven games thus far. They have reached the playoffs in four tournaments.

Ten of the players are graduating from eight different high school this year. Surrey Storm 93 won the A title, while Nanaimo Diamonds 92/3 took top honours in the B Division with the Richmond Islanders 92B third.

Coming off a second-place finish at the White Rock Renegades’ recent Pride and Power tournament, Richmond Islanders 95A girls’ fastpitch team will co-host a Bantam invitational this weekend at London Park. Despite only a 3-2 record after five round-robin games in White Rock, the Isles raised their level of play to string together three consecutive wins in the single knockout playoffs to reach the final which they lost 12-0 to the Delta Heat 96A. Richmond also began the round-robin with a 4-3 loss to the 96A Heat. Starting pitcher Kelly Watt went the distance for the Isles giving up a late run on a contested play at first base. Shortstop Taylor Nomura (two doubles and two RBIs) and second base Jessica Drew (a pair of singles and an RBI) led the Isles with the sticks, and in the field. The Isles then pounded the Ridge Meadows Pride 95A for 11 hits in a 13-1 victory. Starting pitcher Kylie Augustson fanned four and surrendered a lone single, while catcher Anna Battison led the offence. Game 3 against White Rock Renegades 96A was a tight contest won by the Isles 3-0. Starter Meghan Malkowich

struck out six while limiting the Renegades to a pair of hits over seven innings. No White Rock runner reached third base. After a 5-2 loss to highly-touted Abbotsford Outlaws, Richmond was able to edge Nanaimo Diamonds 5-3 in another hardfought game. Right-fielder Shayla Kaplen, centre-fielder Tara MacKinnon and catcher Battison supplied the offence, highlighted by Battison’s two-run homer late in the game. In the knockout playoff phase, Richmond opened with a 3-0 win over Burnaby. Third base Amanda Odorico keyed the Isles’ attack with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Richmond scored a pair in the third inning and fifth innings to defeat South Surrey 4-1. First base Kaplen had three hits and missed the cycle by a homer. Centre-fielder Tara MacKinnon delivered a two-run homer in the fifth. The semifinal pitted the Isles against top-seed Renegades 95A. Both starting pitchers were strong, but Richmond’s Augustson was once again the “Express” by limiting White Rock’s big bats to five hits, while striking out seven for a nailbiting 3-2 victory.

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Selects are B.C. women’s soccer champions Richmond Football Club Selects are the new women’s provincial champions after defeating Surrey Ajax Selects 2-1 in the recent B.C. Provincial B Cup soccer final. Defending champion Surrey opened the scoring late in the second half on a perfectly-placed shot to the far post past Richmond keeper Amelia Ng. Richmond responded shortly after on Natalie Ingham’s goal which capped a strong build-up. The winning goal was in overtime after Richmond pressed forward. Harp Mundi placed the ball into the top corner of

McRoberts ousted After surprising many pundits by reaching the B.C. high school AA rugby championships, the Hugh McRoberts Strikers have been eliminated. The No. 6 ranked Strikers lost 6-3 to No. 3 Rockridge, then dropped a placing game 28-17 to Glenlyon-Norfolk of Victoria on Thursday.

the net. Coach Gino Sammarco said the women’s commitment and dedication was key to the Selects’ success. “The team has finally reached a pinnacle where winning is now a habit,” Sammarco said. “They

expect to beat their opponents every time they step on the field. It is the winning attitude that gives our girls the edge.” Richmond Football Club was created three years ago by the merger of Club Ireland and Rich-

mond United football clubs. It has four men’s teams playing in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League and three ladies’ teams playing in the Metro Women’s Soccer League. Richmond finished fourth in the men’s Pre-

mier league this team, while the reserve men’s team and the women’s Division 2 teams both won league titles. The remaining three teams also had solid seasons. Richmond has five teams playing in various summer leagues.

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#125 - 8300 General Currie, RMD $413,888 Harry Garcha 604-618-9605

Harry Garcha 604-618-9605

Lydia Dowa

#27 - 3600 Cunningham, RMD $449,000

#120 - 7800 St. Albans Rd., RMD $349,000


Lydia Dowa 778-839-2768

Nissim (Sam) Samuel 778-891-2260


Nissim (Sam) Samuel 778-891-2260 SUN 2 - 4


Freshly Painted 1,000 SQ FT $315,000

Simon Hanemaayer 604-273-3155

Simon Hanemaayer 604-273-3155

Lydia Dowa 778-839-2768

3119 Plateau Blvd., COQUITLAM $1,488,000 Louise Uy 604-788-4549


Jan Rankin

886 57th St., TSAW $1,448,800

#403 - 9300 Parksville, RMD $298,800

Courtney Anderson 604-763-5794

Courtney Anderson 604-763-5794

7660 Frobisher Dr., RMD $599,900

Louise Uy

1157 Fairway Views Wynd, TSAW $437,900 Courtney Anderson 604-763-5794


#273 - 8140 Williams Rd., RMD $139,888

#373 - 8140 Williams Rd., RMD $165,000

Jan Rankin 604-329-0830

Jan Rankin 604-329-0830


Courtney Anderson 604-763-5794 SAT/ SUN 2 - 4

5800 Fair Wd., LADNER $1,095,000 Ricki Willing 604-788-9727

11828 71A Ave, N. DELTA $479,900 Courtney Anderson 604-763-5794

Float Home

#11 -3459 W. River Rd, LADNER $739,000 Ricki Willing 604-788-9727

Ricki Willing 604-788-9727


8424 Centre St., N. Delta $689,000 Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

2 bdrm/ RIVER VIEW

7294 201 Street, Langley $689,000 Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

#201 - 4500 Westwater Dr., RMD $660,000 Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997


SAT/ SUN 2 - 4

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997



481 55A Street, TSAW $814,900

Aaron Munro 604-868-7858

Aaron Munro 604-868-7858

#208 - 275 Ross Dr., NEW WEST $258,800 Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

SAT 2 - 4

#12 - 22800 Windsor Ct., RMD $418,800 Tina Gonzalez 778-837-1144

Tina Gonzalez 778-837-1144

7688 Selkirk, VAN $1,888,800 Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

#108 - 4233 Bayview St., RMD $510,000

#306 - 4600 Westwater Dr., RMD $419,900

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997


SUN 2 - 4

SAT 2 - 4

#313 - 7251 Minoru Blvd., RMD $458,800

#116 - 12871 Railway Ave., RMD $530,000

#905 - 6651 Minoru Blvd., RMD $349,900

Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045


Merilee McCaffery 604-307-9722

3839 Richmond St., RMD $839,000 Merilee McCaffery 604-307-9722

Cora Kalaw 604-723-0011

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997

Anne Piché 604-273-3155

SUN 2 - 4

6351 Bellflower, RMD $888,000

#405 - 5700 Andrews Rd., RMD $438,000

Cora Kalaw 604-723-0011

Anne Piché 604-273-3155

Anne Piché 604-273-3155

SEAFAIR OPEN HOMES. COM!!! Sutton Group - Seafair Realty . #550 - 9100 Blundell Road . Richmond, BC . V6Y 1K3 . phone: 604.273.3155

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Kathleen Miloglav


STRATFORD GREEN #4-6100 WOODWARDS ROAD This 2 bdrm + den townhouse will offer you excellent security being it is a gated complex. The Thames model is over 2000 sq. ft. with extra large rooms & 2 1/2 bathrooms. Master bdrm is extra large with 5 piece ensuite, jetted tub & room for a sitting area. Laundry & storage on upper level. Kitchen has a large eating area, 2 car garage, 2 private patios, gas fireplace & complex has a newer roof. Age restriction 45. Call Kathleen @ 604-220-5273 for more info. SUT TON


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Tony Gottenbos 604-220-2679

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Sutton Seafair

TOWNHOME OPEN SUNDAY 2:30 - 4:30 #58 - 10220 DUNOON DRIVE Maple Village. Very nice 2 bedroom & den (or third bedroom) in a great complex. Recent new roof and exterior paint. Approximately 1,440 sq.ft. Pets okay. Limited rentals. Great floorplan. $479,000.

SUNNYMEDE 60’ X 156’ LOT 7440 LUCAS ROAD Lovely 1,900 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom split on a huge south facing lot. Nice updates. Live in, hold, or build a dream home. Asking $1,298,000.

STEVESTON NORTH HALF DUPLEX TOTALLY UPDATED Beautifully appointed 2,500 sq.ft. 5/6 bedroom with 2 modern kitchens. Home sits on a big 6,760 sq.ft. south-facing lot. Too many upgrades to list. Great revenue potential. 3620 Solway Dr. $868,000. MLS #V888014.

ATTENTION BUILDERS OR INVESTORS 66’ X 140’ LOT Super well kept home in West Richmond. Lots of updates. Live in, hold or build a dream home. Drive by 4191 Coldfall Road. Asking $1,250,000.


#315-3411 SPRINGFIELD DR • $239,900

3380 PLEASANT STREET • $929,900 9445 KINGSLEY CRESCENT • $659,900 #4-12331 PHOENIX DRIVE, $619,900

Top floor 2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath unit with INSUITE LAUNDRY facing into quiet courtyard in popular Steveston location. Some updating includes new cabinets OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 3 - 5 in kitchen with newer appliances, new windows and blinds, new vanity in bathroom and more. High ceiling and extra windows allow more light. Large storage locker right down hall on same floor. The complex is very well maintained with amenities including outdoor pool, cabana and 2 guest suites.

Charming 4 bdrm plus den family home right in Steveston Village. Unique floor plan with living up and bedrooms on lower level, this home has OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2 - 4 been tastefully updated with wood floors up and down, newer stainless steel appliances and granite counters, both fireplaces are gas. Spacious rooms throughout, this home is worth a look. Walking distance to all levels of schools, public transit, dyke and shopping.

Great value here in this 3 bdrm plus den (easily 4th bdrm) home in the growing lronwood area of Richmond. Vaulted ceilings in living room with great open family room/ kitchen area. Recent updates include wood floors, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, completely updated bathrooms, including in-floor heat, built-in vacuum and new hot water tank. Seller has added glass overhang to back patio for more outdoor enjoyment and in ground sprinkler system. Great neighborhood close to schools an all amenities.

End unit in Steveston’s Westwater Village, well maintained 2 level style with spacious 3 bedroom and 2 1/2 baths floor plan. Updates include new stainless steel appliances, new kitchen counters, totally updated ensuite and powder room, fresh paint throughout and more. Outstanding location just a short walk to the Village, T. Homma and McMath schools and public transit. Fully fenced oversized yard for your outdoor enjoyment.

#4-4411 WILLIAMS ROAD • $599,900 #305-8751 GENERAL CURRIE • $349,800 3171 SEMLIN DRIVE • $1,980,000 #213-10180 RYAN ROAD • $219,900 Completely renovated 3 bdrm 2.5 baths END UNIT desirable West Richmond location, this one is picture perfect and ready to move right in. Updates includes brand new maple kitchen, granite counters, OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 12 - 2 new stainless steel appliances, engineered wood floors, new furnace and hot water tank, new washer dryer, new carpets on upper floor, all bathrooms totally redone, fresh paint and more. Enjoy the private west facing totally fenced backyard with new deck. Oversized single garage plus additional parking right outside unit, this is a gem.

Very spacious and bright TOP FLOOR southwest corner 2 bdrm and 2 full bath unit in Sunset Terrace, all freshly updated with new carpets and fresh paint, this is in ready to move in condition. Very functional floor plan has large kitchen with eating area, bedrooms on separate sides of suite and all rooms are generous in size. Central location near to all amenities, walk to shopping.

Desirable Terra Nova location, this is a well constructed custom built home by R.E. Siperko Const. Home has been extensively and tastefully updated throughout and looks brand new, beautiful new kitchen with caesar stone counters, all new appliances, all new flooring, every bath totally redone, this is show home style. Cross hall living/ dining room, den and full bath on main, 4 bedrooms up with 3 more full bathrooms plus bonus 3rd level room for 5th bedroom (or home office, games room) with another full bath along with large sun deck to enjoy the evening sunsets. Situated on a large professionally landscaped corner lot, don’t miss viewing this home.

We l l m a i n t a i n e d one bedroom unit in Stornoway complex with many updates including fresh paint, newer appliances, renovated bathroom and more. Very spacious and clean, unit facing west. Complex is very well run and amenities include outdoor pool and sauna. Minutes to South Arm pool and community centre. Close to all shopping and transportation.

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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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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)




Desperately seeking

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Helen on May 26, 2011 at the age of 90. Helen was born in Limestone Lake, Alberta on November 29, 1920. She moved to Vancouver in 1948 and shortly after met her beloved husband Curtis, who predeceased her in 2009 after 59 years of marriage. Helen was also predeceased by her sisters Ann, Mary and Olga and her brothers John and Billy. She is survived by her daughters Diane (Gary), Linda (Duncan) and Beverley, grandchildren Jay (Naomi), Todd (Alexis) and Amanda, and great-grandchildren Rise, Tia, Ethan and Fraser, along with her sister Nancy and brother Mike. The family would like to thank Helen’s friends and caregivers for their support. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the charity of your choice. Her devotion, spirit and feistiness will be greatly missed.

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






BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE We have immediate F/T openings (daytime only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers. You have the experience & knowledge to perform administrative duties & co-ordinate activities related to managing buildings. You are knowledgeable about janitorial cleaning routines. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers & the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others. Five Star Building Maintenance offers attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.

Please email your resume to or fax to 604-435-0516.


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IMMEDIATE OPENING for a driver/mover. Clean driving record & good physical condition req. Heavy lifting involved. 25-40 hrs. per week. Please email resume to: or fax to: 604-270-9936


COOK, Helen 1920 - 2011

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CLEANING SUPERVISOR (Janitorial) Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T opening for an exp. & enthusiastic Supervisor with superior leadership skills to manage cleaning staff on a day to day basis. Position is for daytime only and may include weekends. You have a sense of urgency and are passionate about your team and client services. Duties include training and scheduling of staff, quality assurance, ordering and handling supplies, communication between staff and management, responding to clients’ requirements. Must have a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and exp. with MS Office applications. We offer attractive wages and comprehensive benefits.

Please email your resume to or fax to 604-435-0516

Delivery People Needed to deliver phone books in the Richmond area.

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

Please call Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Two open heart surgeries. One big need. Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give. 1.888.663.3033

HELP WANTED Order Entry/ Customer Service Person

Required by growing wholesale Company. Permanent full time position in pleasant working environment with full benefits. Hours 8-4, Mon-Fri. Minimum of 2 years experience in data entry, invoicing, and invoice verification. Position requires attention to detail, accuracy and excellent telephone skills. Fluency in French would be an asset but not req’d. Send resume in confidence to: Kief Music Ltd. 13139 - 80 Ave, Surrey, BC or Fax 604-590-6999. No phone calls please.

SUMMER DOES NOT MEAN LABOUR $9 - 20/hr Marketing + promo company looking to hire + train a few outgoing people to work. No sales. F/T, 18+. Going back to school? Not a problem! Scholarship program available. Call Destiny at 604-777-2194



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.

136A JANITORIAL SERVICES LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS Five Star Building Maintenance has Immediate F/T and P/T openings (daytime only). We offer training programs, attractive wages and comprehensive benefits. Fax resume to 604-435-0516 or email to




After 20 years our conveyancer is retiring. We are looking for an energetic, detail oriented individual who works well with time lines and multi-tasking. Past experience with conveyancing and Real Broker (software) an asset. E-mail resumes to

Only those interviewed will be contacted.

Kids and Adults Needed

Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesday and Friday, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

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Ashbrook Crt, Ashby Pl, Ashwood Dr, Gt 8000 Blk No 4 Rd Keefer Ave Townhomes, 7000 Blk No 4 Rd River Dr, Shell Rd Anderson Rd, Eckersly Rd, Park Pl, Rd

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Kids and Adults Needed Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x week, Wednesday and Friday, right in your neighbourhood. Call our circulation department for information.

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School District No. 38 (Richmond)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS “Helping to make our schools a safe and welcoming environment.” Part-time work while the kids are in school. School District 38 (Richmond) requires Noon Hour Supervisors for elementary schools to supervise students in school buildings and grounds during the lunch break. The shifts will be for 1.5 hours per day on those days that the students are in attendance at school. Applicants must have experience supervising young elementary school-aged children plus they must be able to report to any school location on short notice. Early Childhood Education courses and other related training such as First Aid and Conflict Resolution would be preferred. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Applications are available at the school board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or on our website. Please submit a completed application form by 3:00 p.m. on June 20th, quoting competition #ENHS-003-11-02 to: Human Resources Department, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District, please visit

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ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

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

338 A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Refs. 30yrs exp. Keith 604433-2279 or 604-777-1223

VAC card accepted

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


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

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

ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience 604-506-7576


MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

no-hassle Service Backed by Professional Installation and our no-nonsense Home Improvement Warranty

DAerating D Power Raking D Pruning D Lawn Cutting D Power Washing D Fencing D Organic Fertilizing Weekly ~ Bi-Weekly

Dan 604 - 374 - 2283

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184


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


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.



.Own a home? Need Money? Origin Home Financial Partners




Danny 604 - 307 - 7722





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




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

FPatios FPool Decks FSidewalks FDriveways FForming FFinishing FRe & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured






THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

or email us at



NEW HOME IMPROVEMENTS Update Kitchens & Baths BUILD NEW HOMES •• Drywall • Garage





Call George 778 886-3186

Plumbing * Heating * Electrical * Carpentry * Painting * Tiling





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• New 4�, 5�, 6� Seamless Gutters & Downpipes • Leaf-Grate & Leaf Protection System • Gutter Repairs & Cleaning • Best Prices & Senior’s Discount • No HST • Customer Service Since 1968 & Fully Insured

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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


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AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


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






GARAGE SALE June 4th, 9 am to 1 Multi Family/ Moving Sale June 4 & pm 6771 Gamba Dr Proceeds to 5, 10 to 4, 4320 Blundell Rd. FurCanadian Cancer Society niture, a car! clothes, house hold items and much, much more. Garage Sale - Household Designer Goods. Sat. June 4th, 9am -2pm RICHMOND, 2 family garage sale. 3530 Blundell Rd. Richmond Sat. June 4, 9:30-4:30. 6400 RIVERDALE DR. MULTI-COMPLEX YARD SALE 5600 Andrews Rd (in fire lane) Sat. June 4 9am-3pm Barbeque Provided Loads of Items. Rain or Shine

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John Grauer




350 - 174 Street Come for the Sun and Location. Enjoy the convenience and elegance of our Rancher Style Townhomes.

Open1-6pm, Closed Tues/Wed Call Sally Scott 604-619-4902






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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 604-240-5362, 604-832-1053 JJ ROOFING. New Roofs/Re-Roofs / Repairs. Summer Special ~ 20% Off. Free Est. Refs. WCB Insured. Member BBB. Jas @ 604-726-6345

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5 ADORABLE, loveable kittens. 3 males, 2 females. Very cute. 1st shots. $50. ea. 604-855-3723 Abby

A BETTER LIFE DOG RESCUE Is in urgent need of Forever & Foster Homes for some of their dogs. For more information please contact AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer puppies, born April 26.,vet checked, 1st shots, working parents, $550. Call (604)860-4400 BORDER COLLIE pups. 1st shots & worming. Ready to go. Both parents to view. $450. 604-782-8571 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, ready to go now. $700. Call (604)794-7347

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934


GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, family raised, cute, black/tan, dewormed, 1st shots. $600. 778-378-6151. #1 AAA Rubbish Removal 21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

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WEED FREE Mushroom Manure $160/13 yds or Well Rotted $180/10 yds. Free Delivery Richmond area. 604-856-8877



MacDonald Realty Olympic

Big & beautiful 3 bdrm & family room town home located in one of the best areas in Richmond (No 2 & Granville area). Meticulously cared for since new by the original owner and is in excellent condition. All room sizes OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2-4 are large & generous & give the unit a house like atmosphere. This small unit complex is trouble free & has been well taken care of. Big enclosed garage. Bright South facing with big backyard. Don’t miss out!! $579,000. John Grauer 604-787-1223.

KITTENS & CATS for adoption. Call Catcare Vet Clinic, full service hospital, appt to view 604-277-8511 LAB RETRIEVER PUP, yellow, female $400. 1st/2nd 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

• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 Avail • 10 year warranty Retail $1,399! Liquidation $560 incls. taxes. Call: 604.807.5864

Moving Sale Livingroom sofa, 2 arm chairs, velvet fabric, burgundy, coffee table + 2 side tables - $400: Ikea Sofa bed & loveseat - $400: Ikea sofa table - $50: Oak dining room round table 38” diam. + 4 chairs $300: Microwave & table - $50: Patio table + 6 chairs + canopy $200: Ent. set complete with TV, DVD, VCR, Radio - $150: OBO. Everything in good cond. Call (604)272-0060 leave message.



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



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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 40” High Piano, Henry Herbert by Mason Rich - needs tuning. $500/obo. 604-531-9842 COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $2500. Baraton Conn $1900. Call 604-534-2997




UNDER $100

METAL file cabinet sturdy beige, ivory, 4drawers, legal size. 52”h, 18”w, 26.5”d. $60/obo. 274-2724.



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

VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit


WATERSTONE Bright ★ Quiet ★ Spacious

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

Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246





QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets.


WEBSITE: Listing # 26628 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 We will beat ANYONE’S price!!



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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley




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

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: 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


2006 NORTHSHORE 30ft Travel trlr dble 36” slide w/rear bunk beds full load $19,900. 604-819-3803 2008 NASH 22 GQ, Q. size bed, fully loaded, like new, must sell, $16,500. (604)850-1684/ 866-2179



Email: For more details


Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

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Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398







1986 Chrysler Town Country Woody Wagon, will take saxophone as part trade. $2900. 604-534-2997

ONLY $729,000:


3 Bedroom poss 4 upper floor for rent. Newly reno. 2 full bathroom with master bedroom ensuite. Available June 1 Good for entertainment 12 ft living room with family room must see. N/P No smoking $3000.00. Phone 778-319-5767

Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends!

BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.


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 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



Richmond #2/Blundell 2 & 3 bdrm SxS duplex lge bckyd, cls to shops, $950 $1250. 604-219-0798 RICHMOND upper lge 3 bdrm 1.5 baths approx 1250sf, priv W/D, strg, balconies, extremely clean, quiet, family oriented bldg, clse to Blundell shopping & transit. $1350/mo + 1/2 utils. 1 cat OK. 604-271-3737


Wanted: 1000 Saints

Welsh/Terrier pups, p/b, born apr 17, 2F, 1M, vet chek, 1cst shots, dewormed, puppy pad train, parents ckc reg. champion bloodlines, ready mid-end June, $1200. To view call (604)852-4669 email:



Shih-tzu/Pug pups, family raised, 2M, 1F- all black, 1st vet, shots, dewormed, $375. (604)393-7294

All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow.



ANTIQUES/CLASSICS 8.3 CUMMINS DIESEL Pusher 36’, 85,000 mi., W/D, rear camera, $27,900. (604)539-0506


RICHMOND-West, 3 bdrm, 1-1/2 bths, rec room, f/p, lrg deck, avail. now. $1550/mo. n/p. (604)240-4723



#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Short or long term rental - one week - one year. Walnut Grove. Executive 4 bdrm. + 2.5 bath on 1 acre, No yard maint. fully furn & equipped. Crown mouldings, lam flr & S/S appli. Jaccuzi tub and Gas F/P. Cable & WiFi. 2 car garage + RV prkg. No-Smoking inside, outdoor patio. June 1. 8650-217 A St.

604.888.2226 Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

STEVESTON VILLAGE 3 bdrm. rancher, clean, 1.5 baths, compl. with gas f/p, d/w, fenced yard, carport. N/S N/P. Refs. Avail. now $1850 mo. 1 yr lease 604-270-7557


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


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

ON CANADA LINE 6700 #3 ROAD, A/C, 385 sq. ft. & 860 sq. ft. Ideal for Travel, Insurance, legal. etc. Prkng avail. Offices can be combined. 604-277-0966 or 604-2731126


The Scrapper

EXTRA LRG room. Incl hydro, cble, shrd kit & prkg. $520 For clean, quiet person. 604-274-7079. Richmond: Cln, quiet bdrm incl utils, W/D, light cooking. n/s, n/p. Refs $450: Nr amen. (604)277-5677



2 Bdrm bsmt ste. Nr #4 Rd/Cambie Newly reno’d. $900/mo + utils. N/P, N/S, Ref’s. Immed. (604)375-5458. RICHMOND 1 Bdrm grnd lvl ste. $800 incl util & cable. N/S, N/P, no parties, June1. 604-274-9386 RICHMOND. 2 bdrm ground level suite in NEW HOUSE. Alarm system, priv ent. gated, F/P. ALL NEW APPL. Own W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail July 1. $1100/mo. incl util/cable/net. 604-313-8555 or 604-992-4091. RICHMOND #4 & Bridgeport, bachelor suite. Close to skytrain, int., cble. & ldry. incl. $650 mo. 604376-5700 RICHMOND Cambie/Shell. Reno 2 Bdrm nr amens, ns/np, avail now. $999 incl utils. 604-270-7672 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. 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



1990 CADILLAC Allante convertible white, “rare”, 2 seater, 155,000 kms Must sell. $6,900. 604-309-4001 1997 BUICK PARK AVE loaded, leather, heated seats new brakes & tires, private. $4900. 778-565-4230 2000 LASABRE LTD. All options, certified. Grand Touring. pkg. 124K Spotless. $5900 778-565-4334

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 HONDA Civic, auto, 2dr, No accidents, great cond. 230kms, lady driven. $5800. (778)855-6037 2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $9000 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 2011 KIA RIO 5, auto, 11, 000 km, black, Air, cruise, p/w, p/l, htd seats, $8,800 firm. Call (604)538-9257.



1988 Chevrolet 1500. 305 V8. Automatic. Very good condition. $3500 OBO. 604-853-1352 (Abbotsford) 1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500 obo. Phone (604)463-2507 2002 CHEVY ASTRO VAN, A/C, 100K, interior like new AirCared, $8300/obo. Call 604-598-0405.

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Visit our website to check out and register for hundreds of parks, recreation and cultural programs.

kudos register

Martin van den Hemel photo The second annual Race for Life fundraiser was held at Richmond Go-Karts on Sunday, with families and children coming out to support the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Pictured are, from left, Richmond Hospital Foundation director Brett Kagetsu, McMath’s Alyssa Preston, Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Carleen Pauliuk, and Richmond Go-Kart track’s Georgia and Tony Pappajohn.

Mike Wong photo Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay joined other dignitaries last Saturday at the opening of the expanded and renovated Hamilton Community Centre in East Richmond. The building has 5,800 square feet of new space built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards, as it boasts a green roof. Also new are multipurpose rooms, a fitness centre, expanded reception and administration area, two meeting rooms, a new entrance and lobby.

The Chinese fundraising committee of the Canadian Diabetes Association raised more than $80,000 to support the association’s Chinese programs and services during a recent dinner gala at the Continental Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Pictured are: (front) Charlotte Lawson, Jenny Kwok, Marina Au, Iris Lui, Wendy Jang, Donna Van Walleghem and Connie Abram; (back) Dr. Ken Lai, Dr. Ho C. Ma, Dr. Victor Chan, Dr. Kwan Yang and Dr. Raymond Dong. Grade 6 students from Wapawikoscikan School of Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan chose Richmond and Vancouver for their grad trip. They are from the Peter Ballentyne Cree Nation and many of the children had never been on a plane before. On their way to a whale watching expedition, the group and their teacher, Cheryl Morin were greeted by Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap and a group of local residents.”

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

Dorothea Hankin, senior counsellor of Branch of the 284 United Commercial Travellers, , presented Richmond Women’s Resource Centre member Kathy Kent with a donation of $600 for the centre.

There’s electricity in the air at Alfred B. Dixon Elementary on every Vancouver Canucks game day. In anticipation of the hockey team hitting the ice in its Stanley Cup quest, students from two classes hold a parade, walking the school grounds and chanting “Go Canucks Go, We Want the Cup!” Said teacher Bonnie Leslie: “We told them they are bringing the Canucks good luck and they can’t believe how well their ‘parade’ is working.”



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Book your next bottle drive with us! Call 604-244-0008 or email: FREE PICK UP OK BOTTLE SERVICE & DEPOT FULL REFUND!


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• Home Audio & Video Playback/ Recording Systems • Vehicle Audio & Video Systems (atermarket) • Non-cellular Telephones & Answering Machines • Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) systems



• Desktop Computers • Computer Peripherals • Portable Personal Computers (PCs) • Display Devices • Scanners • Printers and Fax Machines • Personal or Portable Audio & Video Playback/Recording Systems

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Fastest Selling Condos in Downtown Richmond’s History.



Phase 2 Won’t Be Here For Long.

NO. 3 RD




BUYERS LOVE RICHMOND GET READY FOR RICHMOND’S BEST VALUE AND BEST LOCATION. Quintet, the most significant residential development in downtown Richmond – Five towers connected by an exclusive two-acre private park, plus the future home of both Trinity Western University and a new City of Richmond Community Centre. Front-door access to urban amenities and the Canada Line combined with the unequalled luxury of a private greenspace makes Quintet the most coveted address in downtown Richmond.


Canada Sunrise Development Corp. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made by way of disclosure statement. E.&.O.E.

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