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INSIDE Conceptual picture of how the proposed tram barn should look.

Tram barn now in red

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Project that’s doubled in cost could sport a new colour by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter City council is set to decide whether a barn with a splash of red and a roof with less slope is good enough to house Steveston’s Sockeye Special. On Thursday, a council committee will consider a slightly modified design for a wood-frame tram barn in Steveston Park—nearly three months after civic politicians requested changes. The new option for council to consider is a red structure with cream trim and changed roof pitch. Birmingham and Wood Architects had earlier suggested a green barn and a roof with greater slope. In April, a staff report revealed the project to restore the tram and create a building to house it had doubled to $2 million. The tram barn design, created by Birmingham and Wood Architects, has more glass, interior upgrades and improved lighting over earlier plans. If built, the barn will become a museum for interurban tram No. 1220—currently housed in a closed shed in the same location at No. 1 Road and Moncton Avenue. But Steveston resident Dave Fairweather maintains the proposed location doesn’t honour history. He said the right location for the barn would be on a restored track closer to the intersection, where a tram station existed from 1902 to 1929. See Page 6

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Nick Frühling/inSteveston.com photo inSteveston.com co-founder Nick Frühling spotted the Google Trike rolling through Steveston last weekend.

Google Trike goes off the beaten path Street mapping technology goes the next step to explore parks, trails, ski runs and museums by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Boldly going where no cars have gone before, the three-wheeled hitech vehicle dubbed Google Trike was in Steveston on the weekend,

capturing images of parts of the fishing village that soon will be available online. “I was surprised to see it in Steveston, as I didn’t know it was in Canada at all,” said inSteveston. com co-founder Nick Frühling, who was at the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market when he spotted the tricycle, put down his two hot dogs, and began snapping photos. Google Trike only recently rolled into Canada after hitting parks, trails, tourist hotspots and university campuses all across the U.S. and the United Kingdom, according to Google spokesperson Wendy Rozeluk.

Building upon the foundation of its revolutionary Google Street View maps, which give comprehensive panoramic street-level images of most North American cities, Google Trike ventures beyond the view from the road. Many interesting places all over the world simply aren’t accessible by car, Rozeluk said. So the engineers at Google came up with a tricycle, which uses the same camera technology previously used inside Google cars, but is smaller, easier to manoeuvre and relies on pedal power. See Page 6

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Public artwork gets rework Original proposal was too RCMP and not enough Richmond, city said by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter It’s out with the buffalo and in with the salmon. On Monday city council unanimously endorsed spending $100,000 for a public art project at the new Richmond RCMP headquarters on No. 5 Road south of Steveston Highway— a design reworked from the artist’s original vision. Two months ago elected officials were presented with plans from artist Glen Andersen. “The Crest” would be a deconstructed RCMP crest, complete with buffalo and words reflecting the Mounties’ mission. “I feel the history and imagery pertaining to the RCMP are too rich and pertinent to not use in an artistic approach to this building,” said Andersen in his original artist statement. But council deemed it a little too RCMP and not enough Richmond. Now council is backing a new design from Andersen, who completely reworked the subject matter in his artwork to reflect the city’s coat of arms instead of the RCMP’s crest. “The resulting concept is a stronger proposal, with a more immediate connection to the heritage and environment of Richmond,” said the city’s public art planner Eric Fiss, in his report. An entrance mosaic set in concrete is now based on the robes, cornucopia and river of the city’s coat of arms—instead of a maple leaf border with RCMP insignias. Another aspect

of the work will now be “Disappearing Salmon”—a metal sculpture— instead of “Disappearing Buffalo,” an animal prominent on the Mounties’ crest. A rear-illuminated text panel bearing the inscription “Child of the Fraser” will complete the design. Although city council wasn’t shown the new design, Coun. Bill McNulty called it “a good change.” “What I see here is good,” he said. “It’s a tremendous improvement over the original.” Andersen is a creator of similar pavement-imbedded works, including a 14-foot diameter pebble mosaic at Holland Park in Surrey. City hall received 14 proposals from artists, and five were selected to the shortlist. A five-member panel selected Andersen to do the project. The panel included a representative from the RCMP, two from Emily Carr University, the building’s architect and a designer who’s creating a park bench for the city. The city’s policy for civic buildings is to spend one per cent of the capital cost of the project on public art. Although the RCMP headquarters has a budget of $36.5 million— making the art budget a possible $365,000—city hall is spending just $100,000 on the art project. That’s in contrast to the millions spent on public art surrounding the Richmond Olympic Oval, including the $7.7-million spent on Water Sky Garden. According to city spokesperson Kim Decker, the budget for The Crest is based on the former Olympic security building’s renovation costs, not the city’s acquisition costs. According to a staff report, the RCMP headquarters building is scheduled to be “unveiled” in September 2011.

City to offer arts groups more cash by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter City council is giving a $100,000 boost to arts, culture and heritage groups after a review found the civic grants program “perpetuated under-funding” to the arts. This year 12 arts groups split just $18,730 in civic grants from a pool of $542,522. Of those grants, amounts ranged from $508 to $4,060. A revised program endorsed by city council Monday would dedicate $100,000 for arts groups in 2012. “A robust arts, culture and heritage grant program is seen by many communities as a way to strengthen arts organizations, increase the cultural opportunities and support local artists,” said social planner Lesley Sherlock in her report. The new amount would bring Richmond’s civic grant funding of the arts to 50 cents per capita. That’s a significant increase, but still lower than other cities with populations up to 300,000, where per capita cultural grants ranged from $1.20 to $2.56, according to a staff analysis. Coun. Linda Barnes wanted Richmond’s amount upped to $175,000, but couldn’t find supporters on council. “I think it sends a message that we value the arts,” said Barnes. The revised program also makes $536,719 available for groups offering health, social and safety programs and $96,587 for those offering parks and recreation programs and community events. City council must still ratify the program and confirm the new cash amounts in its 2012 budget. Richmond Arts Coalition chair Janice Froese said she’s thrilled the city has recognized the needs of arts groups. “Considering the significant cuts to arts funding by the provincial and federal government, this is a welcome relief to many arts organizations,” she said. Although some provincial funding has been restored, Froese said there’s still “a lot of arts groups asking for a smaller piece of pie.”

Modra, set in Toronto and Slovakia, is among the films in the Your Kontinent film festival.

Your Kontinent explores world of film Five-day film fest at cultural centre takes global turn with multimedia twists by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Popcorn is taking a backseat to rice noodle rolls and barbecue pork buns. Cucumber sandwiches and scones also trump popped kernels at the fourth installment of a made-in-Richmond film festival driving toward a theme of interconnectedness. Your Kontinent festival—running Thursday to Sunday at Richmond Cultural Centre—has evolved from the New Asia Film Festival, with a new focus of celebrating international film and media arts of all cultures. Weaving new twists into the viewing experience—like serving dim sum and high tea during screenings—is a way the festival’s chief organizer sees as a way of combining cultures and art forms. “It creates a new experience of viewing film—not just sitting there and passively watch a film,” said Ying Wang, executive director of Cinevolution Media Arts Society. “(Richmond) is multicultural, but people seem disconnected from each other. But if you see the world—everything is connected to each other, so that’s what we wanted to try to explore.” Screening at the festival are 21 films, including full-length features and shorts. Audiences can also expect multimedia installations, musical performances, workshops and question-andanswer sessions with filmmakers. The festival is meant to be accessible to all audiences—not just film types— and capitalize on the development of new media. So the festival brings films outside of the traditional settings, something appreciated by most artistically minded directors. “Now people enjoy film not always in the traditional theatre. The kids, they watch films on cellphones.” Most films being screened are new —some having already been screened in major festivals—but most are making their Vancouver, if not Canadian, premiere.

Films range from the Dutch familyfriendly film Eep! (Dutch with English subtitles)—about a birdwatcher who finds a bird that has a body and head of a baby—and The Piano in a Factory—a Chinese film (Mandarin with English subtitles) in which a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch to fight for custody of his pianoloving daughter. A favourite of Wang’s is Toilet, a 103-minute comedy-drama screening Thursday. The Japanese film—filmed entirely in Toronto with nary an American Standard or Toto in sight—follows three siblings who struggle to relate to their estranged Japanese grandmother after the death of their mother. “It’s a very touching story about intercultural communication,” said Wang. “It’s very entertaining and very good production quality.” Modra tells the tale of a 17-year-old Toronto girl who visits extended family in Slovakia. When she is dumped by her boyfriend, she takes a cute boy from school instead. The festival opens Thursday with the unveiling of “Flash Memory,” an art exhibition by Paul Wong, who will transform the inside of Richmond Cultural Centre into a three-channel video installation. Keeping with the interconnected theme, more multimedia art is in store to festival-goers in the cultural centre plaza. Two shipping containers boasting displays of video artwork will be installed. The festival concludes Sunday night with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and multimedia performance before the screening of Old Partner, a 77-minute South Korean documentary portraying the friendship of an elderly man and ox who’ve been together for 40 years. A full festival pass is $88 or $70 for students and seniors. Single film tickets are $4 to $8. Special event tickets (afternoon tea with film, dim sum movie, closing night event) are $11 to $13. Tickets are available at the cultural centre’s front desk, 7700 Minoru Gate. Some events, workshops and exhibitions are free, including Thursday’s premiere of “Flash Memory” and the Friday night outdoor screening of Gallants. More information at ykfestival.ca.

Your Kontinent festival schedule Thursday (July 21) •10:30 a.m. - The Legend of Beaver Dam (Canada, 12m); Among B-boys (USA,58m) •2 p.m. - Human Resource Manager (Israel/Germany/ France, 103m), with traditional English high tea •7 p.m. - Opening reception •9 p.m. - Toilet (Japan, 109m) Friday (July 22) •10:30 a.m. - Japanese animation & filmmaker Q&A (90m) •12:30 p.m. - Chinese animation & filmmaker Q&A (90m) •2:30 p.m. - City Monkey (China, 90m) •7 p.m. - Gallants (Hong Kong, 96m), outdoor screening with live performance Saturday (July 23) •11 a.m. - Film and media arts workshops and events throughout day •1 p.m. - Imagens de uma cidade perdida (France, 92m) •2:50 p.m. - Japanese animation & filmmaker Q&A (90m) •3:30 p.m. - In the Mood for Love (Canada, 7m); Passerby #3 (South Korea, 91m) •4:15 p.m. - Chinese animation & filmmaker Q&A (90m) •9 p.m. - Tips Blues (Canada, 24m); Live Tape (Japan, 74m) Sunday (July 24) •11 a.m. - Film and media arts workshops and events throughout day •11 a.m. - The Piano in a Factory (China, 119m), with dim sum •1:30 p.m. - Eep! (Belgium/ Netherlands, 80m) •2 p.m. - Moner Manush (India, 150m) •3 p.m. - Mokhtar (Canada, 15m); Modra (Canada, 80m) •6:30 p.m. - Old Partner (South Korea, 77m), preceded by traditional Chinese tea ceremony and multimedia performance


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Make a child ID kit, watch a Richmond Fire-Rescue demonstration and much more at KidSafe July 24 Community news covering July 20 – August 3, 2011 information booths of BC Ambulance, Kids Help Phone and Canadian Red Cross. These are just some of the exciting activities happening at KidSafe. For more information please call Sophia at 604-247-4609, Edwin at 604-204-8709, Carole at 604-276-4072 or email kidsafe@richmond.ca.

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Summer Fun Nights and Outdoor Movie Night

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

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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Committee Thursday, July 21, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

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Enjoy fun in the sun in East Richmond

Special Public Hearing Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m.

KidSafe Celebrate the safety of our children KidSafe is a free, fun outdoor event to promote the safety and well-being of our children. Come out to South Arm Community Centre at 8880 Williams Road on Sunday, July 24 from noon – 4:00 p.m. Participate in arts and crafts and interactive games where you can receive prizes and giveaways from City of Richmond Community Bylaws, City of Richmond Emergency Programs and BC Sheriff Services. Get your face painted, make your own child ID kit, watch a Richmond Fire-Rescue demonstration or visit the

East Richmond Community Association is proud to present Summer Fun Nights. Come out from 5:007:30 p.m. to the west side of King George Park (between No. 5 Road and Cambie Road) to play, listen to music and have fun family time. There are lots of free activities and entertainment as well as a fundraising BBQ. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. and the line up includes the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Show on July 19, Brave Waves on July 26, Christina Alconcel on August 2 and Soft Focus on August 9. In conjunction with the start of Summer Fun Nights is the inaugural Outdoor Movie Night on Tuesday, July 19. Come to King George Park early to set up your chair and blanket. Then relax and enjoy a popular G-rated animated feature beginning at 8:30 p.m. Both Summer Fun Nights and Outdoor Movie Night will occur weather permitting. For more information, please call Cambie Community Centre at 604-233-8399.

Richmond International Film and Media Arts Festival Have some popcorn or dim sum with your movie The City of Richmond, in partnership with Cinevolution Media, is proud to present a new vision for

C I T Y PAG E a popular film celebration. The former New Asia Film Festival is expanding into a community celebration. The Richmond International Film and Media Arts Festival takes place at the Richmond Cultural Centre from July 21 – 24. Audiences will be able to experience full length features in a unique atmosphere such as one of the festival’s new programs, Dim Sum Movie and Cinema Café. Other festival highlights include multimedia installations in unusual locations such as the Canada Line, the lobby and woods outside of the Cultural Centre and in two shipping containers on the Cultural Centre plaza. Other event screenings will also include a pairing of multimedia arts with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. For more information visit www. ykfestival.ca or www.richmond.ca/ artscentre.

Development Permit Panel Meeting Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Agenda Items: 1. 7900 Bennett Road - DP 10-545704 - Chen Design Studio - To: (1) permit the construction of two (2) back-toback duplexes at 7900 Bennett Road on a site zoned “Infill Residential (RI2);” and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500 to permit a 0.5 m building projection beyond the vertical height envelope. 2. 8180 Ash Street - DV 10-542375 - Provincial Rental Housing Corporation - To: (1) permit subdivision of 8180 Ash Street into six (6) lots zoned “Single Detached (RS1/B)” for the purpose of developing affordable singlefamily dwellings; and (2) vary the provisions of Richmond Zoning Bylaw No. 8500 to (a) vary the minimum lot width from 12 m to 8.3 m for proposed Lot 5, and (b) vary the minimum lot frontage from 6 m to 0.38 m for proposed Lot 4, to 2.7 m for proposed Lot 5 and to 0.60 m for proposed

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Lot 6 to permit subdivision of 8180 Ash Street into six (6) lots zoned “Single Detached (RS1/B)” for the purpose of developing affordable single-family dwellings. Please call 604-276-4395 for further information.

Get healthy in natural surroundings Fitness in the park Get fit at the Richmond Nature Park by participating in two dropin classes offered every second Saturday. Train and Trail is a unique outdoor class that involves a trail walk combined with intervals of resistance training. This class runs from 9:00-9:45 a.m. and is $5.50. Yoga at the Nature Park practices gentle stretches and breathing techniques inside the Kinsmen Pavilion. After this invigorating class, take a walk through the Nature Park trails. All levels welcome. This class runs from 9:4510:30 a.m. and is $8.50. Class participants must be 13-years-old or older. Classes take place at Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway on Saturday, July 23, August 6 and August 20. For more information call 604-718-6188 or visit www. richmondnatureparksociety.ca.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Stricter construction safety rules proposed in aftermath of Remy fire Richmond developer onside with Surrey fire chief’s proposals by Kevin Diakiw and Martin van den Hemel Black Press A Richmond developer whose multi-million dollar residential project burned to the ground earlier this year is welcoming proposed changes to construction site safety requirements. Dana Westermark, president of Oris Consulting Ltd.—whose 188-unit Remy condo project on Cambie Road was destroyed during a spectacular evening blaze in May—said he’s been working with the chief of the Surrey fire department, along with the developer of a Surrey residential complex devastated by a similar fire in 2008, and other stakeholders in hopes of addressing fire safety issues. Faster sprinkler installation, better security and a host of other changes may be necessary during building construction in order to

Intimidating witness nets local more charges A young Richmond man who is well known to local Mounties wound up in more hot water thanks to his actions inside the local courthouse. Dylan Raniga, 26, was in court early last month to face charges of breaking and entering. As the judge read out his verdict, Raniga is alleged to have made direct eye contact with the Crown’s witness, and then made a threatening gesture. Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said Raniga’s actions were taken as a direct, overt threat to intimidate a witness which resulted in more charges against Raniga. In 2008, Raniga was arrested by Richmond RCMP in connection with a rash of late-night break-ins near No. 2 Road and Blundell. —by Martin van den Hemel

prevent the type of fire that hit the Remy, Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis said. Perhaps as soon as next week, Garis plans to introduce several tools to prevent similar fires that will be available to inspectors for all construction in Surrey. As president of the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C., Garis worked with a fire protection expert and developers in creating the guidelines that may become a requirement. That includes installing sprinkler systems floor by floor during construction, to provide fire protection for unfinished buildings. The challenge comes during the winter months, when water sprinkler pipes could freeze overnight and cause other headaches. An around-the-clock watchman who constantly patrols properties may also be necessary. Westermark noted that discussions with the Surrey fire chief are ongoing and that talks include having the watchman carry around a thermal imaging camera capable of detecting hotspots that are invisible to the untrained eye.

Talk also involves ensuring fire doors are shut at the end of each work day. With the cause of the Remy fire still a mystery, all possible causes of a fire are being looked at. Westermark said it makes good sense to do soldering, welding and other grinding work outside of a building whenever possible, to eliminate possible sources of ignition. In cases where that work has to be done inside, wetting down areas to remove hotspots makes sense. Introducing swipe-in stations at key points throughout a project for overnight security, would create a helpful record of where and when areas have been patroled. Westermark said the amount of damage to the Remy’s parking structure was less than expected, and he was hopeful that construction could resume in August. He said Richmond Fire-Rescue is also expected to release its fire investigation report shortly. Garis has indicated he will be adopting the new rules in Surrey immediately and will be encouraging his counterparts in other jurisdictions to do the same.

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Customers had drugs delivered to their door like pizza by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A 22-year-old Richmond man has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for his role in a dial-adope operation that local police shut down late in 2009. Hao J. Ye was also banned from possessing a firearm for 10 years and ordered to submit a sample of his DNA for a federal database. Richmond Mounties spent a year

investigating the drug line, with the street nickname Jack and which offered customers a number which they could call, place orders for things like crack cocaine and heroin and have it delivered to their doorstep like pizza. Investigators eventually discovered there were seven people behind the operation, including the alleged leader who was nicknamed Jack. Also arrested and charged were: Man Kit To, Tsz Chun Lee, Jowin ChatKit Lau, all from Richmond, and Vancouver’s Winston Kun Wai Ho and Chi Kong Yeung. Police also executed search warrants at two Richmond homes and one in Vancouver.

FREE Performance Workshops Join us for a series of workshops and learn the art of mask-making lantern-making and more! Learn how to walk, dance and perform on stilts with some of Vancouver’s leading stilt performers JULY 23 mask making Phoenix Arts Studio, 1-4pm JULY 24 stilt walking Britannia Shipyards, 1-4pm JULY 30 mask making Phoenix Arts Studio, 1-4pm JULY 31 music/percussion Britannia Shipyards, 1-4pm AUGUST 5, 6, 7 lantern making Britannia Shipyards, 11am-6pm part of the Maritime Festival

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July/August environmental sustainability workshops Register for free classes These workshops will show you ways to reduce pesticide use and create a more sustainable community. The workshops are part of the City’s enhanced pesticide management program and sustainability, waste reduction and water conservation initiatives. The workshops are free, however, registration is required. There are two ways to register: • Online at www.richmond.ca/register • By phoning the registration call centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 604-276-4300 (press “2” at the prompt) If you register but cannot attend, please contact the registration call centre to make your space available for someone else. What can I plant now? Saturday, July 23 10:00 a.m.-noon Reg #139518, Free, 16+ years Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road

Pesticide-free gardening Wednesday, August 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reg #143608, Free, 16+ years West Richmond Community Centre 9180 No. 1 Road

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tram built in 1911

Google goes off the beaten path to expand Street View

From Page 1 Fairweather also noted $830,000 of the project’s budget is to restore the tram to running condition—something he said isn’t needed for a static display. “It’s a total disrespect for the interests of the taxpayers,” he said. “It just isn’t justified; never has been.” Built in 1911, tram No. 1220 began service to Steveston in 1913. It’s now owned by the city. If approved by council, construction on the tram barn could begin in the new year.

From Page 1 Teams from Google reached out to privately-owned places all over B.C. and Ontario, seeking access for its trike. The green light was given for the Gulf of Georgia cannery in Steveston and other local spots. The trike has been pedalling around the local community for about a month or two, and will be

in Canada for a few more months, Rozeluk said. Count Frühling among the fans of the Google Street View technology. “I think it’s great.” While it doesn’t replace actually visiting a city, the convenience of viewing an unfamiliar destination before arriving there is helpful from a driver’s perspective, he said. Google also developed the Street

View snowmobile, which snapped images all over Whistler Blackcomb prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics. There’s also the Street View trolley, which is able to delve inside museums to showcase the genius of Van Gogh in Amsterdam, Holland, for example. Anyone wishing to invite the trike to their location can do so by visiting google.com/streetview, and scroll-

ing midway down the page. Once all the Canadian images are collected and processed at Google headquarters in California, they’ll be folded seamlessly into the Google Street View maps program. In the meantime, anyone can see the inside of the Colosseum in Rome or their favourite American sports stadium from the comfort of their computer.

Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Richmond City Hall City of Richmond • 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 • Tel: 604-276-4000 • Fax: 604-278-5139 • www.richmond.ca

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1.

Apartment (ZHR9) – North McLennan (City Centre)”, in order to permit the development of approximately 142 units, of which seven (7) will be secured as affordable housing. City Contact: Diana Nikolic 604-276-4040 Planning and Development Department

Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8728 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8729 (RZ 08-423207) Location/s: 8540 Alexandra Road Applicant/s: Home Run Developments Ltd. Purpose of OCP Amendment: To add the “Village Centre Bonus” designation to 8540 Alexandra Road; in the Generalized Land Use Map (2031) and Specific Land Use Map: Aberdeen Village (2031) in Schedule 2.10 (City Centre Area Plan) of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 7100. Purpose of Zoning Amendment: To rezone 8540 Alexandra Road from “AutoOriented Commercial (CA)” to “Hotel Commercial (ZC-31) – Aberdeen Village (City Centre)” in order to permit development of a 7,518.0 m² (approximately 80,925.72 sq.ft.), 10-storey hotel building consisting of 101 guest rooms and associated uses, a penthouse restaurant, street oriented commercial space along portions of Kwantlen Street and Alexandra Road frontages and parking for 113 cars. City Contact: Francisco Molina 604-247-4620 Planning and Development Department BYLAWS 8728 and 8729

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8783 (RZ 10-539727) Location/s: 7531 and 7551 Bridge Street Applicant/s: Xue Yan and Han Liu Purpose: To rezone a portion of the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Single Detached (ZS14) - South McLennan (City Centre)”, to permit the property to be subdivided to create five (5) lots, two (2) of which are to front Bridge Street and three (3) of which are to front a new extension of Armstrong Street. City Contact: Erika Syvokas 604-276-4108 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8783

2. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8782 (RZ 10-557918) Location/s: Applicant/s:

9099 Cook Road W.T. Leung Architects Inc., on behalf of Concord Pacific Developments Inc. Purpose: To create the “High Rise Apartment (ZHR9) – North McLennan (City Centre)” zone and to rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “High Rise

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s we approach year 10 of the what-to-dowith-the-Stevestontram question, our outlook has perhaps wavered from a saveit-at-all-costs stance, though not quite to the break-it-up-forfirewood position. The well-intentioned efforts to save this piece of Steveston history have turned into soap opera, with the public purse being the potential victim. The tram, known as the Sockeye Special, bears the number 1220, and was built a century ago for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, and once operated on a line connecting Steveston and Vancouver until 1958. To recap, 10 years ago, the then keepers of the tram, the Steveston Interurban Restoration Society, threatened to move it to Surrey. That group had been working hard to bring the tram back to working order. Talks fell through. Next the city looked

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at operating the tram between Garry Point Park and London Heritage Farm. That would have cost between $7- and $8-million. Developer Dana Westermark also proposed building a car barn/display space for the tram as part of his London Landing development project. The money would have come from the development cost

charges from the development. He figured the tram barn could be built for $350,000. What followed were complaints from residents who weren’t keen on having a tram puttering past their front yards, a rift between those who were restoring the tram and those who supported the tram barn, more threats of a move to Surrey, a proposal to house

the tram at Britannia Heritage Shipyard, etc. Finally, the city bought the thing in 2006, at least ending the biannual threats of moving to Surrey, but no closer to a permanent solution. The tram is still sitting in Steveston Park. Now city council is looking at the latest proposal—a wood frame tram barn in Steveston Park. In April, a staff report

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revealed the project to restore the tram and create a building to house it had doubled to $2 million. $830,000 of the project’s budget is to restore the tram to running condition. The tram is a wonderful part of Richmond’s history. It’s amazing to think that just over 50 years ago, there was not-quiteso-rapid transit from Steveston to Vancouver. But the ongoing soap opera of the tram, and the accompanying soaring costs, reveals an underlying problem: Richmond needs a better overall strategy of dealing with its heritage. There’s Richmond Museum, with lots of artefacts and not much room to show it in the Richmond Cultural Centre; there’s Britannia Heritage Shipyard, with lots of space, but not much foot traffic; and now a $2-million proposal to house a tram that may not move very far. Council needs to look at a way that Richmond heritage can get a bigger bang for its buck.

y summer road trip to the B.C. Interior began as soon as the Trans-Canada Highway reopened at Chilliwack. The crew had worked through the night to clear a mudslide studded with rocks the size of Smart cars, along with a couple of actual cars. We headed up the historic canyon route from Hope to Yale to Cache Creek, the Fraser River still surging a month after it should have settled back. At Ashcroft, river rafters bravely bobbed on the brown torrent. The Williams Lake Stam-

pede went ahead between rain showers, bull riders benefiting from soft conditions while barrel racers struggled. We drove to Prince George and then Vanderhoof, the geographical centre of B.C., where the Nechako River looked ready to climb out of its banks. As we arrived news came that all this thundering water had done its work, toppling a hydroelectric tower at Surrey, briefly closing the Trans-Canada Highway again. One family member was unable to come down from Chetwynd for a visit. He was cut off by a staggering 16 washouts of Highway 97 north of Prince George in the Pine Pass, which winds through the Hart Range. This stretch of road has long been a contender for the most extreme mountain conditions in B.C., but one night of torrential rain tore it up beyond anything seen in my lifetime. This pass is the only road link from southern B.C. to the vast Northeast. The rains would keep coming around Daw-

son Creek and Fort St. John, disrupting farms, natural gas development, a coal mine and a wind farm with floods and washouts. The transportation ministry and its contractors had a winding track open through the Pine Pass construction zone within days, an amazing effort to restore essential freight traffic into the region that has emerged as B.C.’s main economic engine. But reconstruction will likely take the rest of the summer. We were back in Victoria by the time the Fraser River finally crested at the Mission gauge after six weeks of high water, its latest peak since 1920. During the trip, gasoline prices reached a high of $1.31, nudged up slightly by the latest increase in the carbon tax as well as political turmoil overseas. This is B.C.’s largely symbolic nod to the concern that extreme weather events are accelerating due to huge consumption of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. I’ve been careful not to make any sweeping state-

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ments about the evolving science of climate change. But the sheer power of recent weather events, and the scars left by bark beetles and fires, are difficult to ignore. Australia has just taken bolder steps than those of B.C., imposing a carbon tax on the country’s 500 largest carbon emitters. The government proposes to collect the revenues for three years and invest them in renew-

able energy, transition for coal and steel industries and tax cuts for consumers who will have industrial carbon taxes passed on to them in the price of goods. Then the Australian carbon tax is supposed to convert to an emissions trading system designed to push industry into a cleaner future. B.C.’s carbon tax doesn’t exempt industry as its critics sometimes claim. The tax is imposed on all fuels used in industry, but hasn’t been extended to industrial process emissions. By far the largest greenhouse gas source in B.C. remains vehicles, at around 40 per cent of the total. • Another highlight of the trip was the visible resurgence of the forest industry. May’s trade figures show B.C. lumber sales to China have surpassed the U.S. for the first time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc


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letters No. 2 Road Bridge has the right name Editor: I have no doubt that “Smokey” Smith VC was a hero who was much honoured. How many Victoria Cross recipients are there? The No. 2 Road Bridge, whose name was voted on and accepted, leads directly into Vancouver passing over the Arthur Laing Bridge. As to Arthur Laing being honoured: He was an MP representing Vancouver South in Ottawa for many years. Maybe this bridge could be Granville South/Richmond? The northbound bridges from Richmond/Lulu Island are: •Oak Street Bridge, •Knight Street Bridge, •Arthur Laing Bridge, •Queensborough Bridge (probably named after the neighbourhood). In Vancouver the bridges are: •Burrard Street Bridge, •Granville Street Bridge, •Cambie Street Bridge, •Second Narrows (now the Ironworker’s Memorial Bridge), •Lion’s Gate Bridge. With all of these names, you know where you are—or should be. Please leave No. 2 Road Bridge as No. 2 Road Bridge. P. Priestlay Richmond

Steveston neighbourhood is the wrong site for a recovery home Editor: Re: “Recovery home won’t hurt ’hood,” Editorial, July 13. To open a recovery home at the old Steveston Secondary School campus is entirely ridiculous. I acknowledge your point in denoting the recovery home as “a final step in getting their lives back on track.” However, as for now, the selected site is not be the ideal location to open a recovery home for the fact that it is in one of Richmond’s highlycompetitive area for housing. Countless families choose to reside in this area for their children’s on-going or future schooling needs. The chosen location for a recovery home happens to be in the heart of two public schools: McKinney Elementary School and Steveston-London Secondary School. Such con-

tingency will not only conceivably escalate youth’s hazard around the neighborhood, but also considerably deteriorate the calculable crime throughout the area. Moreover, this area in Richmond is known for occupying the most costly and valuable land. Once the recovery home open, property values around the neighborhood shall lead to further depreciation. Running a recovery home at the old Steveston Secondary School will only endanger and degrade the neighbourhood. Priscilla Chung Richmond Editor’s note: The recovery home is not going in the old Steveston Secondary School. It’s slated for a city-owned house at 10191 No. 2 Rd.

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letters Turning Point didn’t address Ash Street concerns Editor: Re: “Recovery house won’t harm ’hood,” Editorial, July 13. It is one thing to be biased in favor of an issue and defend it; it is quite another to misrepresent facts. Your statement that “significant opposition” (to the proposed Ash Street facility) was “mean-spirited and highly misleading (implying Turning Point used “experimental” methods) is highly opinionated and prejudicial to the democratic and exceedingly civil process by which citizens all over Richmond conducted themselves in their entitlement to question the merits of Turning Point’s proposal. Far from being “mean-spirited” as you blatantly claim in your editorial, Caring Citizens of Richmond Society in leading the strong opposition to the Ash property proposal gathered verifiable statistical, scientific facts, and published documents in support of their arguments and engaged the proponents in a civil and intellectual debate. It demanded from the proponents official records to support claims of efficacy and long-term sobriety. It demanded a full disclosure of their economic, fiscal, and security strategies to address residents’ concern. But all it got were testimonials, anecdotes, and feel-good stories of tree planting and good neighbourly acts. Unlike the media that engages in sensationalizing contentious issues to engage and enrage the public, like your editorial, the Caring Citizens of Richmond Society gathered and disseminated factual accounts and information in support of its stance. It did not wave placards or

The grim reality is that no social program here in Richmond and anywhere in the world has resulted in successfully minimizing or eliminating the tragic consequences and miseries of substance abuse. gather in bunches to shout and call attention to their cause. Turning Point was born out of “good intention” but has it evolved enough to move “beyond good intentions” to warrant continued unabated expansion of operations with public funds? And there lies the conundrum we are struggling with. In order for us to support their cause, they cannot trumpet compassionate and humanitarian sentiments, and continue to flaunt stories of “how good their residents are”. They must provide good management and medical records of users of their services to support claims of efficiency in helping them achieve long-term sobriety. Otherwise, all they do is serve as a revolving door for those that seek temporary respite from their problems. Sure, on one hand, as a society we must weigh the ultimate cost of social ills against the detriment of inadequate social programs to deal with problems caused by addiction and substance abuse. On the other hand, indiscriminate acceptance at face value of success claims by

those holding themselves publicly as “the answer to a malaise” is inconsistent with transparency and public accountability. The Securities and Exchange Commission has stringent restrictions, regulations, and guidelines for businesses to be established and trade securities publicly but is there a government agency that meticulously regulates and monitors social program establishments to protect the public against ineffectiveness, risk contingencies, and inefficient and flagrant use of resources? Drug addiction and rehabilitation is a billion dollar industry throughout the world. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Estimates of the total overall costs of substance abuse in the United States, including productivity and health- and crime-related costs, exceed $600 billion annually.” It further states that “In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so.” And that is how gargantuan the task of dealing with recovery or rehabilitation, no matter how compelling Turning Point’s good intentions are. The grim reality is that no social program here in Richmond and anywhere in the world has resulted in successfully minimizing or eliminating the tragic consequences and miseries of substance abuse. Our only hope is in early prevention through education and outreach through our schools, churches, sports and community organizations. Ernie Mendoza Richmond

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Culture of fear pervades parenting these days Editor: Re: “Richmond should introduce a curfew,” Letters, Friday, July 15. It’s interesting to read Katie Huang’s proposal that Richmond should introduce a mandatory curfew for teens and how it coincides with Andrea Phillpott’s article from the week before (“No more free range kids”) about the disappearance of children playing outside in the summer. In the last 20 years there seems to have been a dramatic shift in how kids are being raised largely due to an overwhelming culture of fear. Fear of predators in the park. Fear of your child not getting into the right pre-school. Fear of dangerous outside influences. I grew up in Richmond in the 1980s and played outside all day long throughout the summer. I had what they call a “free range” childhood. Our parents always knew where we were but they were not directing and guiding our every move. At the age of eight my mom would drop my friend and me off at the Richmond Square movie theatre for a matinee and pick us up two hours later after the show without a worry. We rode our bikes along the dikes, three or four miles

away from home without a parent. This was a year or two after Clifford Olsen was caught. Today, my parents would probably get a visit from the Child Welfare Office. Nowadays we live in an era when, especially in Richmond, the crime rate has dropped even though the population has risen and yet kids are not allowed to play without strict adult supervision and play structuring. Next time you go to any local park in Richmond count how many kids there are to how many adults. More often than not you see adults outnumbering kids. Kids are often busy playing with their parents rather than boldly striking up new friendships with other kids their age at the park. On the home front, kids are kept away from the dangers of the front lawn or streets in favour of the much “safer” activities that exist in the home like violent video games, internet chatting and mindless TV shows. Yes, this lifestyle will almost guarantee the parents that their kids will never break an arm on the jungle gym, scrape their knee on their bike or get their eighty-five dollar pants muddy from catching frogs in the ditch but what is it really teaching them?

Life comes with some risk. Is sheltering kids in a safe, dark house away from the outdoors really going to stimulate their development, self-esteem and independence? Is this current model leading to problems of childhood obesity, prolonged adolescence, stress, anxiety and depression? Could it be part of the underlying problems that resulted in the seemingly welladjusted, straight-A students involved in the Stanley Cup riots? If you grew up never having faced any challenges, fear or having to creatively problem solve because the adults in your life always took care of that, where does that leave you as an adult? Unstructured play and independence shouldn’t just be a nostalgic tip of the hat to a bygone era. I feel parents really have the best intentions for their kids and obviously don’t wish for negative things to happen but is sheltering, “helicopter” parenting and not trusting them to make good decisions for themselves really going to create tomorrow’s leaders and innovators? I guess we’ll see. Ken Moffatt Richmond

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What a week of food adventure market). Christina’s Garden also grows arugula, broccoli, and red amaranth shoots.

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Food for Thought Arlene Kroeker It all started with a weekend on Mayne Island. Ferry food: vegetarian chili on a baked potato. Saturday morning: bought crab from the motor vessel Crab Dancer (at the dock for a couple of hours); then to the Mayne Island farmers market. Garlic, kale, cucumbers, lettuce, bread, and microgreens—delicate, tiny, tasty young shoots full of intense flavour. Christina’s Garden offered up the most beautiful microgreens—pea shoots, corn shoots, sunflower shoots, purple radish shoots. I bought a bag of each. Happy Tides and the Farm Gate Store on Mayne Island sell them as well (in case you miss the Saturday

2 cups microgreens (use a mixture of varieties) 4 small potatoes, cooked, cooled, and cut in chunks 1 carrot, slivered 2 green onions, thinly sliced Crumbled feta Pile greens onto each plate. Arrange potatoes, carrots, onions and feta over greens. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Vinaigrette: Whisk together juice and zest from 1 lemon, minced garlic clove, 1 tsp fresh thyme minced, 3 tbsp honey, 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. • Monday night I joined Anya, Tim, and Aggie at The Apron (Westin Wall Center Vancouver Airport). I love this place. I love the food that Chef Hamid and his staff create. We ordered the five-course tasting menu. An amuse-bouche of Puffed Piggy Puffs got us started,

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followed by Sweet Pea Soup (made with local peas), Citrus-Cured Sunshine Coast Sturgeon, Haida Gwaii Razor Clalms with fava beans, Pacific Provider Salmon, Queen Charlotte Sablefish with tomato eggplant stew and a dessert of Cherry Lane Rhubarb Tart. As we take our first bite of each dish, there’s a moment of silence, followed by heavy sighs. Tuesday night, I ventured to Giovane Cafe at the Fairmont Pacific Rim (across from the new Vancouver Convention Centre). Giovanne’s has long been a favourite of mine for a Sunday morning coffee and sugar bun (the size of a baseball with chocolate or vanilla pastry cream). As of early July, Giovane’s transforms for the evening into an Italian Wine Bar. I wanted to experience for myself the atmosphere: candles, signature “Formaggi e Salumi” plates, antipasta, salads, pizza, and wine dispensed from a custom-built Enomatic – a state-of-the-art Italian designed wine serving system (the correct temperature; correct amount). I’ll be back. Wednesday I had a mushroom burger for lunch at Romers Burger Bistro.

Located at the foot of Kerr Street off Marine Drive, this clever restaurant opened about a month ago. Surrounded by the early stages of mega construction, the view diners have is of the Fraser River and East Richmond. I’ve been several times. There’s a familiar face on site—Steve Ward from the former Papi’s Restaurant. Thursday, friend Jane and I met at Katzenjammer in Point Grey for Jager Schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, red cabbage, spaetzle, and wine. We craved winter fare in the midst of this soggy summer. Friday night I met Chef Ralph Legay at his community garden plot. He pulled garlic and onions, picked kale and Swiss chard and bagged it for me. We then headed to Garden City and Blundell, to chef’s favourite Japanese restaurant – Kiriri Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar. The small space was packed, but we found a seat, ordered sake, and toasted with “Campi”. We took turns ordering—Scallop Special: chopped scallop roll wrapped in soy paper (no nori or rice) topped

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with chopped scallops and mango. Yuzu Shiromi: tin sliced whitefish in Japanese citrus (Yuzu) pepper. Stonegrill short ribs: heated stone upon which we cooked the short ribs (next time I’d try the beef tongue stonegrill). Dunganess Crab Roll. Yuki Matsumoto, our server, brought Black Sesame Crème Brulee. This is the reason Chef Ralph returns. He said it’s better than his own. Yuki set a tall covered pot in front of me. I took the lid off, looked inside to see an assortment of fruit. I looked to Chef Ralph who just shrugged. Then he laughed—and I won’t reveal anymore as this is a beautiful presentation that you need to experience for yourself. Saturday, I attended Jayd and Bryan’s wedding, my daughter Maxine’s friends. And now it was my turn to step in front of the stove and get to work. Perogies, shrimp, quiche… On Sunday, I rested. Arlene Kroeker writes about food every Thursday in The Richmond Review. She may be reached at akroeker@aol.com.

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Indo-Folk on Thursday Ranj Singh and the Discriminators will play a Steveston Folk Guild concert Thursday, July 21. The five-piece Indo-Folk band includes Chris Dufault on lead guitar, Dan Huget on electric violin, Bojan Bugarinovich on Sitar and Bass and David Eadie on percussion. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $8, at the door. Limited seating.

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10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM FLIPS, ARTISTS, ACROBATS BY VANCOUVER CIRCUS SCHOOL The Vancouver Circus School will be showcasing on their 22 foot high Aerial Rig; come watch acrobats perform feets of strength, flexibility and beauty on the Aerial Silks and Hoop. Watch as a team of trampoline artists bounce and flip to wow the crowds. Come and take part in the fun and attend ½ hour introductory workshops for Aerial Silks and Trampoline inside the School as well as fun contests and interactive circus performances throughout the day for all ages in and around the River Market ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PADDLEWHEELER STAGE 10:00 AM BLOOD AND IRON MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION Martial arts demonstration involving different styles of combat 10:45 AM THE ROGUE MESSENGERS This acoustic duo plays an eclectic mix of old and new pop, rock, blues and country tunes 12:00 PM ZOX OF THE FOREST A highly interactive children’s show about the forest and the Fraser River 1:00 PM MASCOT MARCH Bring your camera! Watch the mascots march and catwalk. Great fun for kids! 2:15 PM ROYAL CITY CONCERT BAND Enjoy show tunes and traditional band music 3:00 PM LUCILLE JOHNSTONE WORK BOAT PARADE The Work Boat Parade forms a decorated flotilla along the Fraser River and features a spectacular wave of colour and sound 4:00 PM ROYAL CITY ROTARY TICKET DRAW Did you get your raffle ticket? Amazing prizes await you : 1st prize - $1,000 Visa Gift Card 2nd prize - $500 Costco Gift Card 3rd prize - One night accommodation at the Inn at the Quay Many more terrific prizes to be won! ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PADDLEWHEELER STAGE 12:00 PM EPIC TRIP 2:00 PM GINA WILLIAMS


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Ireland posted back-to-back 2-1 victories over Africa (semifinals) and India (final) Sunday to win the 2011 men’s Open Division at the Nations Cup Soccer Tournament played at Hugh Boyd Park. Don Fennell photo

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“The British Isles domination harkens back to the old days of this event (when Scotland, winners of a record nine men’s Open Division titles including eight consecutive from 1982 to 1989, dominated),” said Nations Cup chair Jeff Wilson. “But these things are so random and unpredictable. I really liked the makeup of the semifinals in the men’s Open Division (which also featured Africa and India). They were all great teams and it speaks to what the whole tournament is about.”

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Don Fennell photo Ireland won the women’s Open Division title with a shootout victory over Canada Sunday at Hugh Boyd Park.

talent at his disposal.” Like his colleagues, Burnham volunteers a ton of time to his team. He said it’s satisfying, especially with national pride on the line, to guide a team of primarly Richmond F.C. players (complemented by some other talented players of Irish heritage from around the Lower

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X-Falcons retain Dolphin Park championship by Don Fennell Sports Editor Casey Archibald replaced Randy Nohr as assistant coach of the University of B.C. Thunderbirds men’s baskeball team in April, after the latter stepped down to pursue a career in the family business. Then last Sunday he ended Nohr’s two-year grip on the MVP award at the Dolphin Park Classic. But it was the combination of the pair of proliďŹ c

guards that powered the X-Falcons to the annual streetball tournament title with a convincing 8065 victory over the Athelites Sunday at Thompson Community Centre. It was the second year in a row the X-Falcons defeated the Athelites for the title and their fourth Dolphin Park championship in the last ďŹ ve summers. Only the Express, the original title holders back in 1986, have won more titles with ďŹ ve. Teammates Kyle Watson

and Novell Thomas said Archibald may have had better games, but not at the tournament. “I think I’ve seen him play better, but he was really good the last couple of games,â€? said Watson. “He can really light it up and once he gets going he’s tough to stop because he’s such a great shooter (as evident by his 28 points in the ďŹ nal game against the Athelites).â€? Also a member of the 2010 champions, Wat-

son said playing for the X-Falcons is a privilege. And each of the players recognizes that. “There’s a tremendous amount of talent but everyone is unselďŹ sh,â€? he said. “Everyone wants to win so badly and we say this how we’re going to do it. Everyone knows their role.â€? One of two former members of Canada’s national men’s basketball team (the other being Nohr), ďŹ rst-year X-Falcon Novell Thomas said it’s the fact

the majority of the team has been together for quite a few years now is a deďŹ nite advantage. “I’ve had to go against them in the past and it’s hard to match up,â€? he said. “They get the ball to the guys at the right time, and when you’re having fun and getting the defensive stops it makes playing at the offensive end that much easier.â€? While the X-Falcons, also featuring veteran captain Navi Sekhon, are

one of the older teams in the tournament, they use that experience wisely. Thomas said you have to be smart and take care of your body between games. “You play one game at a time, but it’s a marathon so you’ve also got to be able to save yourself (for the playoffs),� he said. Shan Nichols (whose girlfriend Lindsey Wilson earned MVP honours in leading the Border Patrol to a two-point win, 61-59, over the Old Birds in the

women’s division) was invited to play for the XFalcons. A former football player at the University of Arizona, Nichols said it was an “awesome� experience to play in the tournament. “I came up with the expectation of just sitting on the sideline,� he said. “And usually when you get asked to play it’s usually not a very good team so how lucky was I to be on a championship team?� See Page 19

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Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians We are currently accepting applications for Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians. We have BC branches in Prince George, Penticton, Kamloops, Burnaby, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Nanaimo, Cranbrook, Vernon, Fort St John, Langley, Campbell River and a Yukon branch in Whitehorse. Parker Pacific is an industry leader in heavy equipment sales & service. Since 1949, The Inland Group has grown to over 900 employees & 20 locations in North America. We are always seeking talented people to join our service team and enjoy a great career path. Send resume & covering letter stating locations of interest to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@ inland-group.com or Fax: 604-608-3156

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604-777-5046

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

CONCRETE & PLACING

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

260

ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

269

FENCING

S & S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

127

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

604.723.8434

Call Parm at 604-618-1090

130

HELP WANTED

130

Call for appointment 778-387-4056

• Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

300

LANDSCAPING

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

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in 123 newspapers in just a few clicks. Reach nearly 2 million people for only $395 a week - only $3.22 per newspaper. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Save over 85% compared to booking individually. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222.

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

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

$45/Hr

GARDENING

338

PLUMBING

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

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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

Call Brian 604-247-3710

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com Route Boundaries Number of Papers

14500431 8000-8500 Ash St 70 15101123 4000 Blk No 4 Rd, Odlin Rd 73 14001664 Barnes, Bath, Flurry 52 14701362 7000 Blk Bridge St, General Currie, Shields Ave 84 14701365 7000 Blk No 4 Rd, Keefer Dr 105 14001624 McLean Ave, Westminster Hwy (Hamilton Area) 92

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

HELP WANTED

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Roofing Company in BC

Call JR 604-247-3712

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com Route Boundaries Number of Papers 14903089 14903071 14903076 14903072 14901020 14202062 14201121 14201126 14203135 14903073 14903049 14100220 14201124 14203241 14901162 14902160 14202010 14202013 14202012 14202014

4000 blk River Rd (between No 1 & McCallan) Forsyth Cres, 4000 Blk Westminster Hwy 5000 blk Gibbons Dr, Westminster Hwy Forsyth Cres 2000 Blk River Rd, 2000 Blk Westminster Hwy 3000 Blk Williams Rd Gander Crt/ Dr/ Pl, St.Johns Pl Cornerbrook Cres, St.Brides, St. Vincents Fairdell Cres Gibbons Dr (6000 blk), Tiffin Cres 3000 Blk Westminster Hwy townhomes 6th and 7th ave (steveston) Cavendish Dr, Pugwash Pl Fairhurst Rd, Littlemore Pl, Ullsmore Ave, Youngmore Rd 7000 Blk Railway, Cabot, McCallan Rd Cavelier, Mclure, Parry St Barmond Ave, Newmond Rd, Oakmond Rd Gormond Rd, Jesmond Ave Trumond Ave, Wellmond Rd Raymond Ave, Rosamond Ave

23 59 38 49 41 73 62 62 64 66 51 63 69 85 122 58 81 61 52 73

• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

477

All types of Roofing

A BETTER LIFE DOG RESCUE Is in urgent need of Forever & Foster Homes for some of their dogs. For more information please contact dlundrig@gmail.com BLUE NOSE PITBULL fem. 1 yr. friendly $800. Male Shih Tzu, 2 yrs. neut. friendly $300. (604)507-8173 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 BOXER PUPPIES, M/F, Brindles & Fawns, Vet checked 1st shots, family raised. $900. 604-826-0548 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA tiny tea cup puppies, readynow. $650. 4 yr old Chihuahua female, $400. (604)794-7347 CHIHUAHUA tiny tea cup puppies, ready to go now. $650. Call (604)794-7347 DOGO Argentino mastiff PB, Rare breed. Born Apr. 20. Ready to go. 2F, 1M. $1500. 778-242-0862.

560

RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1-888-4735407

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

1903 MASON RISCH player piano. ball & cloth stool. over 100 piano rolls & cabinet $1200 604-448-1511

OVATION GUITAR, 12 string, excellent condition. $500. Call (604)863-0060

REAL ESTATE

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

Call Roya 604-247-3710

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

.

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Number of Papers 24 77 71 126 64 104 75 76 96 40 97 82 68 56 45

GERMAN Shepherd female pups, large boned, CKC registered. Vet checked, tattooed. Excellent temperament. 604-819-1414 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. MALTIPOO- Male 3 mos old, white, non-shedding. Trained. Good companion. 604-820-9469. MINI SCHNAUZER, salt & pepper, F, vac, vet ✓, micro chip, ready. $650. Cell. 604-318-0465. MULTI POO minature black brown apricot 4-5lbs Hypo allerg, exc family pet vet cert $775. 604-341-1445 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com P.B. AMERICAN PITT BULL Terriers, A.D.B.A. Reg. Champion blood line. $800 obo 604-724-8324 P. B. PRESA only 2 in litter, both males, $1000. Born May 6, great temp. born on farm. 604-855-6929 PITT Bull pups Born June 19 7male $550ea: 3fem. -$500ea: Will be dewormed/vet chkd 604-825-1730 PRESA CANARIO X puppies, born May 8, on farm, great temp $550. 604-855-6929 or cell 604-217-1346 PUGS, fawn, 4 male, 2 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $550. (604)796-2727/799-2911 RAGDOLL kittens, 2 beautiful males, loving raised, very friendly and snuggly. Litter trained, vet check’d, shots & de-wormed. Ready by July 15. $500 604-820-1271

477

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

bradsjunkremoval.com

A+ RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com

ACREAGE

20 Acre Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

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

MISC. FOR SALE

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

604-588-0833

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 www.sd38.bc.ca.

8000 Blk of Railway Ave 11000 Blk of Williams Rd 9000-10000 Blk of No 5 Rd 6000-8000 Blk of No 5 Rd 9500-10800 Block Shell Garden City Rd, Pigott Dr, Pigott Rd King Rd (apartments 11751, 11771, 11791) 9000 Blk of No 5 Rd 11000 Blk of Steveston Hway 6000 Blk of Blundell Rd Lucas Rd, Mirabel Crt, Minler Rd Seacote Rd, Seafield Cres Seacrest Rd, Seaham Cres Albion Rd, Aquila Rd Alexis Crt, Altona Pl

English Springer Spaniels, ready June not reg., $700. (604)7984998. twbjmenges@gmail.com

SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

JASON’S ROOFING

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

603

“ Call Now for Free Estimate”

Applications are available at the school board office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on our website. Please submit a completed application form by 4:00 p.m. on August 5, 2011th, quoting competition #E-NHS-003-11-03 to: Human Resources Department, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3.

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Over 35 Years in Business

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.

Boundaries

4200 #6 Rd. Richmond 50 Acre Farm (near Cambie)

Open 7 days/week, 8am-9pm. (604) 328-9269 or 781-3795

PETS

CLASSIFIED A D S MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-575-5555

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.

Route

u-pick $1.50/lb, ready-pick $2/lb

PETS

“Helping to make our schools a safe and welcoming environment.”

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

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

STRAWBERRIES

Tree removal done RIGHT!

Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

Local & Long Distance

542

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

MOVING & STORAGE

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

TREE SERVICES

STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’Wx50’Lx16’H. NOW$10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.

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

MISC SERVICES

320

374

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

PAINT SPECIAL

Part-time work while the kids are in school.

HELP WANTED

518

21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service

ARBORSCAPE TREE & GARDEN SERVICE. Removals, pruning, planting, hedge trimming. Call Johann 778-235-0343

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RUBBISH REMOVAL #1 AAA Rubbish Removal

A-1 PAINTING CO.

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

IS HIRING HAIR STYLISTS Full Time and Part Time positions for our Tsawwassen location. We provide Customers.

356

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers! bcclassified.com Call 604-575-5555

HELP WANTED

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

32 Years of experiences No Job too Small

AFFORDABLE MOVING

130

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Specializing in Renovations

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

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

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

317

281

127

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS

the richmond

REVIEW

BCMOBILEHOMES.CA. New 16 wides from $69,900. Drywall and appliances included. 1-866-5731288. 250-573-2278.

636

MORTGAGES

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

RECREATIONAL

640

LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures.866-484-0857 (US)

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND.#3/Granville.CENTRO. Lg 2 bdrm+den, 2 bath. Facing west Nr park, Rmd Center & skytrn. $1550. Avail Aug 1. 604-277-4194

OF PET THE WEEK

“ROOFUS” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

“TAYA”, ID #235980 , 8 YRS, DLH, SF, BROWN TABBY.

I am a beautiful, relaxed, friendly cat ready to jump in your lap for a snuggle! I am a total lovebug and so glad that the SPCA rescued me, where I am now safe and cared for. I love all the attention I get and can’t wait to have a forever home for regular brushing, cuddles and snoozing in your lap while you read a book or watch TV. I have a beautiful coat that will need regular brushing, but I don’t mind, because I like any and all affection I can get from you!

TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100

SPCA Thriftmart 5400 MINORU BLVD • 604-276-2477

5431 NO. 3 RD. 604-276-2254

PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA


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HOME SERVICE GUIDE EXCAVATION

CONCRETE SERVICE

COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL

604-833-2103

LAWN SERVICE

A+ LAWN & GARDEN

WEST CONCRETE

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

REVIEW

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

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

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

Free estimate and free design.

Fully insured. Free Estimates.

CALL WEST:

778-895-0968 RMD

Andy 604-908-3596

HANDYMAN

PLUMBING

PLUMBING & HEATING • Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas

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

RJ’S PLUMBING & HOME SERVICE

WATER HEATER SPECIAL

STEVESTON HOME SERVICES

5 MINUTE EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM PLUMBING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES

Free estimates (fully insured)

CALL 604-270-6338

Call Darryn 604-339-5532

Installed from $695

604-868-7062

M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS

BILL GILLESPIE CONSTRUCTION • RENOVATIONS

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

** COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL ** KITCHEN & BATHROOM SPECIALIST PLUS TIDDLEY THINGS

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

• Painting: Residential & Commercial • Paving Stones • Irrigation • New Lawn Installations • Lawn & Garden Maintenance FREE • Tree & Hedge Planting ESTIMATES 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

604-771-6894 • 604-318-8805

To advertise in the Home Service Guide

AA CONTRACTOR

Call

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

604-247-3700 email: admin@richmondreview.com

CALL ALLAN 778-229-7880 RENTALS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

TRANSPORTATION

RENTALS 751

SUITES, UPPER

810

RICHMOND

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

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

551

GARAGE SALES

5591 Forsyth Cres., Sat., July 23. 9am-1 pm. Multi-family. Kid and household items. No Early Birds. RICHMOND, 7280 Lindsay Rd. 1 Bdrm apt. $780 incl heat/H/W, 1 prk, 604-321-9095 / 604-285-0668. RICHMOND

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 www.aptrentals.net

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RICHMOND,Williams/Shell. 3 bdrm, upper ste. Nr. schls/bus. Shrd W/D & garden. 2 decks. Fresh paint. $1250 + utils. 604-992-8877.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

838

845

RECREATIONAL/SALE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION 912

BOATS

1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

RICHMOND: Cambie & # 5. Deluxe Bachelor suite in newer home. Vacant. $700/mo incl utils, cbl, internet (604)338-5443

ALUM. BOAT WANTED 10 12 or 14’ with our w/o motor or trailer. Will pay cash 604-319-5720.

The Scrapper

RICHMOND Shellmont area. Reno 3 bd 1½ bath 5 appls. $1250. Avail. Aug. 1st. also 2 bdrm bsmt suite. $850/mo. Avail now. N/P. N/S. 604277-6853.

736

3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188 RICHMOND, central location. Split level 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Aug 15/Sept 1 occupancy. $1800/mo + hydro/gas. Call: (604)278-7188

745

ROOM & BOARD

IRONWOOD. BIG ROOM Near Ironwood, bus, furn. kitchen, cable. $500. Pref. male-bachelor. Call after 6pm 604-992-1208.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION RICHMOND quiet clean lrg furn rm, pkng, n/p, suit mature working male $550 incl utils/net. 604-277-6002.

750

752

TOWNHOUSES

RICHMOND

Briargate & Paddock Townhouses

HOMES FOR RENT

Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Website www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets. Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

SUITES, LOWER

RICHMOND 1bdrm private ent. living. rm w/fireplace clean quiet home. ideal for mature person $700 + 1/3 utilities 778 297 6690 RICHMOND, #4/Granville. Lrg clean 2 bdrm. Gas F/P. Aug. 1. $925 incl utils. ns/np. 604-276-2064

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1965 MUSTANG COUPE 289. Rblt motor + trans, new fenders & 1/4 panels, lots of work done, no rust. $8500. Call: 778-889-3079.

RICHMOND, Cl to #5 & Cambie. 1/bdrm suite. $800/mo. N/P, N/S. Avail Immed. (778)855-9904

Tsawwassen

3 Bdrm Rancher approx 1100 sq/ft, 1bathrm, NO appliances, Oil heating. $1445/mo +utils. 4400 block 27B Avenue

RICHMOND. Renovated, 700 sq. ft, 2 bdrm, 1 bath suite. Near Gardencity & Cambie *Close to bus/skytrain, CostCo, Elem. School* -No Pets, No smoking- 778-385-5097

BAYWEST Mgmt Corp.

STEVESTON. 2/bdrm in duplex. Shared laundry. N/S, N/P. Carport, yard. $1000. Aug 1. 604-275-1868

818

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8000 firm. Call: 604-538-9257 2008 TRAIL BLAZER LT. I6, 4.2L 270 HP, 48,000 kms. P/l, p/w, a/c, Aircared. Very clean, garage kept. ex cond $20,000 obo 604-217-1985

CARS - DOMESTIC

1991 CADILLAC Allante only 43,000 mi. Estate sale from La Conner, WA. Removable hardtop & Softtop. $8,500. 604-309-4001 2007 PT CRUISER only 22,000 miles. Sport wheels. $8,500. obo. Call 604-309-4001.

2005 ALFA 36’ 5th wheel, 3 slides, king bed, 2 fridges, generator, $25,000. 604-574-9630

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 JAGUAR S-Type, Like new (ONLY 26,000 kms) cherry red, tan leather int. 4dr sedan, auto, loaded. $13,000. (604)542-1393 2006 MAZDA 5, 6 pass van, touring edition, loaded, auto, sunroof, 17’’ wheels. $9,900 obo. 604-309-4001. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, grey, 11000 kms. auto, factory warranty. mint, $19,800. 778-895-7570.

827

VEHICLES WANTED

ALWAYS CA$H

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal 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 pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

Don 778.938.6277

1966 CHEV SURBURBAN 2 door, 283 auto, p/s, p/b, disc brakes on front mag wheels, blk interior. $14,500. 604-626-4799

810

AUTO FINANCING

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery

836

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

GOLF carts/utility vehicles gas and electric,clearance priced at CartsplusBC.com click Summer Sizzler Sale 1866-886-6893

RE:

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 23 out of 27 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888-593-6095.

Scrap Vehicle & Equipment Removal.

Richmond: $900/mo. 2 bdrm basement suite with renovated w/r and kit. Utils incl. Appli. incl. fridge, stove & dishwasher. Car port incl. Ctrl loc near bus stop & Iron Wood Plaza. N/S, N/P. Refs. req. Avail Aug. 1st. H:604.241.9031 C:604.562.4148

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

1992 PROWLER 5th wheel, 28.5’, new brake assem. on all 4 wheels, new tires & 2000 FORD 1 Ton 4x4 F350, blue, lariat, super duty, exc. shape, triton V10, 243,777 km. $18,000 complete or will sell separately. Call (604)316-2700

2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available

NEW 1 bedroom suite, n/s,n/p, incl w/d,utilities,cable $750.00 /month. pls call after 4pm 778-558-9667

RICHMOND new 2 bdrm. suite, N/S N/P. Close to amens. $1100 mo. incl. utils. & cable. (604)304-6800

To view 604-501-4413

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

RICHMOND, 2 bdrm. 1/2 duplex, walking distance to Lansdowne & Canada Line. Quiet people. N/P, $995 mo. Aug. 1. 604-273-9419 or 604-538-4770

Local Plumbers

LANDSCAPE & GARDENING SERVICE

RENOVATIONS

RENOVATIONS

Licensed, Insured & Bonded

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

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

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TRUCKS & VANS

1993 GMC VANDURA VAN, good tires & Rally wheels and other parts. $600. Call: 604-274-3834 1997 DODGE Grand Caravan. V6, fully loaded, 4 door, new tires, aircared, exc. cond. $2,000 obo. 604-308-9848 2000 Ford F150XLT red 2whl dr ext cab exc condition 75,000km call 604 275 4799 2002 CHEVY ASTRO VAN, white, A/C, 103K, interior like new, AirCared, $7400. Call 604-598-0405. 2003 DODGE DAKOTA, ext cab, 2 wheel drive, auto, canopy, 105K, $7800 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2005 FORD FREESTAR, 7 pass., 200,000km. Well maint., no accidents. $3,500. 604-539-2040 2009 TRAVERSE CHEV, 2 wheel dr., pl., pw., white, 8 pass., auto, 43,000 km $22,000. (604)832-9528

The Estate of DENISE MONIQUE BELL, deceased, formerly of 7860 Thormanby Crescent, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 4G3

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of DENISE MONIQUE BELL, otherwise known as DENISE MARIE THERESE MONIQUE BELL, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208 - 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before August 18, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. DATED at Richmond, BC, this 11th day of July, 2011. K. BRUCE PANTON COHEN BUCHAN EDWARDS LLP Solicitors for HELENE GARNEAU, Executor


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Richmond Review · Page 23

> Parks Canada’s 100th birthday at Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Around Town Amanda Oye

Centennial celebration

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centennial celebration and a lot of history brought people together at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery last Saturday.

Over 500 people came out to celebrate Parks Canada’s 100th birthday and experience Steveston’s rich fishing heritage. “It’s another way for us to welcome the community into the cannery,” said Karen Lee, public programs manager at the cannery. There was free admission, which allowed guests to explore the cannery’s exhibits, a craft station for children and, as with all good birthday parties, cake. A band of musicians was also there to entertain guests as they came in and while the cake was being served. A tour guide dressed up as a fisherman took groups around the site, giving them an idea through the story of his character, of what life as a fisherman was like. “It’s just a different way to engage with the public,” said Lee. “It makes the history of Steveston more relatable,” she said. The cannery is owned by Parks Canada but is currently being run by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, a non-profit organization. Representatives from the cannery were also at Stanley Park on Saturday, along with other Parks Canada sites, to celebrate the centennial. Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. Reach her at amanda.oye@telus.net.

Diana Barrigar and Dave Johnson.

Brando and Flavia Spano-Coll.

Odin, Jeanette, Zeus and Matthew Dyck. Emily Lawrie-Munro and Joy Hillier.

ABOVE: Melvin Gokool and Carole Utting. LEFT: Rob Hart, marketing director for the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Ray and Jitka Terry and Ken and Klare Soper.

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