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‘Investor’ caught in sting cleared Man who was owed millions found not guilty of kidnap plot by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

designed to mirror the existing fare structure—including the current three zones—to ensure all systems are working correctly. Later, Hardie said, TransLink will redesign its fares “in a way that distributes the costs differently than they are right now.” Potential options include the elimination of fare zones in favour of charging more accurately by distance or time travelled.

A Chinese national who was owed $7 million, and unwittingly enlisted two undercover Vancouver police officers to track down the Richmond couple who were on the hook, has been exonerated of criminal charges by a Vancouver provincial court judge. In an undercover sting operation—which paints a picture of police tactics and their unsuccessful efforts to entrap the target—two police officers posed as hired muscle who voiced their willingness to hurt or even kill the couple. Wei Jian William Zhou was charged in 2009 with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence and unlawfully counselling two individuals to commit indictable offences, in what the Crown had alleged was an effort to kidnap and extort the local couple. But following a trial earlier this year, Zhou was found not guilty late last month by Judge Brian Bastin. A transcript of the decision was not made public until this week. Judge Bastin found that there was a reasonable doubt that Zhou truly intended to kidnap the couple.

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TransLink eyes big fare hike Details still being worked out, but costs will be redistributed by Jeff Nagel Black Press Regular transit riders better brace for a big jump in fares in the spring of 2013. TransLink intends to seek approval next year for an average fare increase of 12.5 per cent. TransLink’s Moving Forward financial plan shows base fares are to remain frozen while monthly pass prices would jump 24 per cent in

2013. But TransLink spokesman Ken Hardie said the exact increases in each category are yet to be determined. Cash fares may go up that year, he said, and numbers in the plan showing a three-zone pass, for example, rising from $151 to $187.20 may end up less than shown. “It won’t likely all go on the passholders,” he said. “How that fare revenue is actually going to be generated will be the subject of consultations

next year.” He said the numbers were included for accounting purposes only to demonstrate the revenue TransLink needs to raise in future years. Another big factor in the future of transit fares is that TransLink’s Compass smart cards arrive in 2013. “We’re going through a fare review right now to see how the fare structure will eventually roll out,” Hardie said. The Compass card will initially be

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Lekstrom tells mayors he’s open to TransLink reform Minister’s olive branch latest thaw in relations as key vote looms by Jeff Nagel Black Press Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom has fanned hopes that elected mayors and councillors may regain direct control over TransLink’s spending. Lekstrom told mayors Thursday he’s prepared to consider changes to TransLink’s governance structure—a key demand of cities since the province reformed the transportation authority in 2008 and installed an unelected corporate-style board to make most decisions behind closed doors. Mayors say they’re stuck signing the cheques for TransLink expansion— their only real authority is over approval of significant increases in fares, taxes and other fees—but they have no control over the priorities and choices of where the money goes. “Let’s sit down, let’s figure out what’s working, what isn’t working and find a solution,” Lekstrom said after the meeting. He said he agrees Metro Vancouver Jeff Nagel photo mayors deserve more say in how the A driver inspects a bus at TransLink’s new transit centre in Surrey. money they deliver from motorists, property owners and transit users is spent. ordered by Falcon, who denounced use a steady flow of new cash that million a year but leave a further “I think we can work together to the “disaster circus” of civic politics arrives without the consent of the $30 million to be raised from other take the system that we have and im- and bickering at the board after it mayors. sources—possibly a vehicle levy, road prove what we have today.” nearly defeated the Canada It has the power to automatically pricing or a second regional carbon No details were released on Line. raise property tax rates two per cent tax that Lekstrom said the province what changes may come. The result was a depoliti- every year, and increase fares by the might consider. “I think the province wants cized board, but one critics rate of inflation, without a vote of But a property tax hike is the backup to tweak the legislation and said lacked accountability. mayors. if the mayors and province disagree try to adjust it to give a little While mayors get final say One example of the discord over on new sources, leaving the mayors more input by the mayors and of who sits on the board, can- spending priorities is TransLink’s making a leap of faith that they will councils,” Burnaby Mayor didates are first vetted and $170-million project to install materialize. Derek Corrigan said. nominated by business-allied SkyTrain fare gates and add smart Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie While a minor refinement of LEKSTROM groups. cards. is one of several others in the region the existing system would be “Very early on we realized Some mayors think it’s a waste of who won’t back the plan because “unacceptable,” he said citthere are pieces of this that money to spend that much he opposes any property tax ies now have a shot at restoring real just don’t work,” Surrey Mayor Di- to keep a small number of hike and won’t take the risk of democracy to TransLink. anne Watts said. getting stuck with one. fare cheats from riding for “At least the door’s been opened Other mayors say the structure is free and would have put it to He also wants to know exand the discussion of governance is fractured and no longer adequately other projects. actly what new source is proon the table,” he said, adding the links transportation planning by posed before he votes on it. But TransLink is paying for topic got nowhere under former trans- TransLink to land-use planning by fare gates in its base plan, “A vehicle levy or road pricportation ministers Shirley Bond and Metro Vancouver. over which mayors have no ing can mean a hundred difKevin Falcon. The debate over governance comes vote, so turnstiles will come ferent things,” Brodie said. BRODIE Mayors Council chair Richard Walton as mayors prepare to vote Oct. 7 on a regardless of whether may“There’s no certainty as to would not say what changes he pre- spending supplement to deliver the ors shoot down the Evergreen what they’re talking about.” fers, but confirmed several mayors Evergreen Line and a wider suite of Line and other projects fiBrodie added he would supwant a full return to the oversight of transit upgrades. nanced by the supplement. port a two-cent gas tax alone to build TransLink by a board of mayors and But Corrigan said the lack of control Supplements are a take-it-or-leave the Evergreen Line immediately while councillors chosen through the Metro is why he won’t vote for the proposed it package that give mayors no line- work continues to flesh out other Vancouver board. TransLink supplement to raise gas item veto. funding options. He said he’s optimistic about Lek- taxes by two cents and seek new ways While Lekstrom’s olive branch on Mayors last year blocked new fundstrom’s offer. to tap motorists. governance may further thaw rela- ing to build the Evergreen Line when “We’ve got a minister who comes to “I didn’t get a part in making the tions between the mayors and prov- the province was insisting it be paid listen,” Walton said. “Not to preach choices,” he said. ince, it’s far from clear the expansion through property taxes. If the plan and give us doctrine.” The private TransLink board has full plan will pass. is approved, the gas tax hike would TransLink’s previous reform was control over all spending and can also The extra gas tax would add $40 take effect next April.

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Salmon found free of Japanese radiation Food inspectors say fish tests turned up nothing by Jeff Nagel Black Press Salmon tested after returning to B.C. show no signs of elevated radiation levels from their migration through ocean waters feared to be contaminated by the Japanese nuclear disaster earlier this year. “Twelve samples of domestic fish were tested and all products were below Health Canada action levels,” according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. All samples came back showing no detectable levels levels of radioactive cesium. Spokesperson Alice D’Anjou said the samples covered pink, chum, coho, sockeye and spring salmon and albacore tuna. “They were collected at various points across the British Columbia fishery,” she said. Fraser River sockeye migrate as far west as the Bering Sea, although some observers say they were likely on their way back to B.C. when the March 11 earthquake and tsunami crippled multiple nuclear reactors and released radiation through the air and contaminated seawater. CFIA officials had said they didn’t expect anything to turn up, but conducted the tests out of an abundance of caution, primarily to reassure Canadian consumers and export markets. The agency had previously tested air samples, milk and foods imported from Japan.

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New technology offers faster screening of criminal records What was once a months-long process can now be done in a few minutes by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Richmond children became a lot safer earlier this month, and their parents probably never realized it. With a bit of new technology quietly introduced at the Richmond RCMP detachment two weeks ago, the volunteer coaches and managers who assist with local sports teams will receive speedier screening to ensure they’re no threat to the children who’ll be looking up to them. A criminal record check—a requirement for anyone wishing to volunteer as a manager or coach with a local children’s sports team—that once took months is now just a minutes-long process. A $120-million national civil fingerprinting screening program was rolled out earlier this year, with ink-

free fingerprint screening introduced at strategic highly-populated areas close to the border. The new technology allows for a digital image of a person’s fingerprints to be captured—in a process akin to scanning a photograph—with that digital packet of information then compared to the RCMP’s existing database in Ottawa. Robert Murray, manager of civil fingerprint screening services for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, told The Richmond Review that the hardware is now in Richmond, meaning a safer environment for local children, but also more secure boarders. To get a criminal check done, all that’s required is entering the local detachment and passing on one’s driver’s licence. The cost is upwards of $50, unless it’s for volunteer work, in which case it’s free provided the

volunteer organization provides a letter explaining as much. If you are unlucky enough to share a birthdate with a criminal, or worse yet have the same name, you’ll need to be fingerprinted. And therein lies the heart of the previous challenge. Under the old system, fingerprinting happened at a detachment, with the prints then mailed to Ottawa, where the prints are then scanned and entered into a computer system for comparison purposes. The results, under the old system, were then also mailed out via Canada Post. That process often took months. Richmond Soccer Association’s Ruth Balfour said every year at this time, dozens of new coaches step forward to coach local boys and girls soccer teams, but aren’t permitted to volunteer unless they’ve recently com-

can be cleared to volunteer much more quickly. “I’m so thrilled. Last year was just unbelievable. The season was almost over, and I had 30 or 40 of them (criminal record checks) from the Richmond detachment. It’s a little late to be checking them at that point.” But Balfour encouraged parents to continue to look after their children when they’re playing. Richmond’s fingerprinting device Ângelo Pereira photo via flickr was procured through the federal pubFaster fingerprinting is now poslic safety and anti-terrorism initiative, sible with new technology. Murray said. It will also allow for criminal suspects pleted a criminal record check. For some who need to be finger- to be identified more quickly. In the printed, the old process meant Balfour instance where a person identifies wouldn’t get the results until the winter himself or herself to a police officer, soccer season had nearly ended. In the and the officer suspects they aren’t meantime, the volunteer would have telling the truth, fingerprinting can quickly clear up the matter with a high to fill out a risk-assessment form. But the new system means coaches degree of certainty, he said.

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District eyes $10-million surplus School district officials to focus on one-time costs by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A predicted $4.5 million budget surplus has swelled to nearly $10 million, and that’s good news for the Richmond School District, said board chair Donna Sargent. “It’s a good news story deďŹ nitely to have more money,â€? said Sargent, noting drastic cuts the year before. “It’s what we can do with that (money) and putting back in is good.â€? Last February, the district had predicted it would have more money

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The judge also found insufficient evidence of an attempt to strong arm the couple if they failed to turn over the money, despite the contents of audio recordings of Zhou’s encounter with the undercover police officers. The female target of the alleged conspiracy, whose name is banned by the court from being published, was kidnapped in the summer of 2008 a short distance from her Richmond home and held overnight before being freed unharmed in what local Mounties at the time suspected was a targeted incident. Three men—Peng Li, Matthew King Liu and Wenyang Shan, all from the Greater Toronto area—were all convicted and sentenced that year, after being intercepted by Mounties at the Vancouver International Airport. But in 2009, Vancouver police learned of another plot against the woman and her husband, and arranged a sting operation in the hope of gathering enough evidence to charge Zhou. The woman first encountered Zhou in China in 2003 or 2004, at which time Zhou either invested money in

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his own—to track down the pair. Yang allegedly in turn sought out another individual, who then contacted the Vancouver Police Department. The sting operation followed late in 2009. Defence lawyer Michael Klein argued that his client simply wanted to track down the pair, and did not want to physically harm them or even kidnap them. At one point during the sting, Zhou was asked by one of the undercover officers “if he wants to hurt the guy or what.” Zhou responded: “That is not important.” Zhou’s lawyer argued that his client felt intimidated by the two undercover officers, and had become “fearful” and was “playing along with plans suggested by them in an effort to extricate himself from a situation where he had got in over his head.” Judge Bastin ruled: “It was the undercover officers that consistently raised the issue of violence towards (the couple) in an apparent effort to get Mr. Zhou to agree to it. Mr. Zhou never did agree to it.” And while the Crown contends Zhou was a party to the 2008 kidnapping, the judge sided with the defence, which denied it.

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TransLink Commissioner Martin Crilly, whose office vets fare increases, said it’s too early to say whether he will approve a major fare hike for 2013. “It’s a substantial increase,” he told Metro Vancouver mayors, noting 12.5 per cent is far above inflation. “We will want to satisfy ourselves the increase is justified and can’t be deferred and not reduced in amount.” More modest fare increases for inflation are also scheduled for 2016 and 2019. Some mayors questioned whether the 2013 hike is too much given the region has high fares already relative to some other transit systems. TransLink estimates the 12 per cent fare hike in 2013 will only result in a loss of two per cent of revenue from riders refusing to pay that much more, leaving a net fare revenue gain of at least 10 per cent. TransLink projections show its fare revenue would climb from $421 million now to $517 million in 2013, in part through further gains in ridership.

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Community news covering September 21–October 5, 2011 Further enhancements at the intersection include raised intersection pavement with special artistic crosswalk markings, a speed reduction from 50 km/hr to 30km/hr in the Village core and an exclusive “pedestrian scramble” phase.

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The scramble will improve pedestrian safety by introducing a push button which, when activated, stops all vehicle movements to allow pedestrians to cross the intersection in all directions at the same time, including diagonally. It is anticipated to be ready by the end of October.

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Steveston scramble No. 1 Road and Moncton Street intersection Construction is underway to make improvements at the No. 1 Road and Moncton Street intersection, which serves as a gateway to historic Steveston Village. The intersection, currently controlled by four-way stop signs, will be upgraded with traffic signals to better manage increasing pedestrian, cyclist and traffic flows.

2012 City Grant Program Applications accepted until October 14 The City of Richmond supports the enhancement of a positive quality of life for all its residents, and City Council recognizes that one means of helping achieve this goal is through an annual Grant Program to support the work of community service groups. In July 2011, Richmond City Council adopted a City Grant Policy establishing three separate Grant Programs: 1. Health, Social and Safety 2. Parks, Recreation and Community Events 3. Arts and Culture Information and application forms for the Health, Social and Safety, and Parks, Recreation and Community Events Grant Programs are available on the City’s website at www.richmond.ca (City Services > Social Planning > City Grant Program) or from the City Hall Information Counter, 6911 No. 3 Road, 604-276-4000. Applications may be submitted for only one program per year

C I T Y PAG E and will be considered from nonprofit organizations meeting the program criteria. Completed applications must be received at the Richmond City Hall Information Counter by 5:00 p.m Friday, October 14. The vision, criteria and application forms are being developed for the 2012 Arts and Culture Grant Program and will be posted on the City website on October 21. If you have any questions regarding the program or your application, please call 604-276-4220.

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Minoru Chapel Opera Vancouver Concert Opera Co-Operative You are invited to hear classic opera music performed at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 in the intimate and historic Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Road. Vancouver Concert Opera Co-Operative presents highlights from Bizet’s Carmen. The story is set in Seville, Spain, and involves Carmen, a beautiful Gypsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos an inexperienced soldier.

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Check out free, hands-on, interactive activities and “behind the scenes” experiences during Culture Days September 30 to October 2 When she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José’s jealousy leads him to murder Carmen. Admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors (+HST). Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling the registration call centre at 604-276-4300 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (press “2” at the prompt). Please quote course #198201 for the 2:00 p.m. concert or #198202 for the 7:00 p.m. concert. Credit card purchases only. Sorry, no refunds. For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/minoruchapel.

Street banner contest Now accepting entries The City of Richmond has widened the scope of this year’s street banner contest to include visual arts from the following categories: • Photography, digital art, collage, painting and illustration, and printmaking Street banner designs must reflect one of the following themes: • Parks and nature, transportation, active living, arts, culture and heritage, and the city centre Winning contestants will be awarded a $300 honorarium and a copy of their banner. The entry deadline is Monday, October 31. For complete contest guidelines and technical specifications, visit www.richmond.ca/banners or call 604-244-1250.


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caring individuals, business and organizations. Staff Reporter “Government provides Armed with a strong basic funding (for health sense of community and care), but it’s really excel30 years working in the lence we’re looking for,” private and charitable says Meixner. “We’re very sectors, Natalie Meix- fortunate to have a comner is the new munity hospital president and in Richmond and chief execumany talented tive officer of doctors, nurses the Richmond and health proHospital Founfessionals who dation. look after us 24Only three 7. Not everyone days on the has that.” job, she says Donors, she there is lots to says, make a be done but is big difference MEIXNER excited to be when it comes working with to having better a “great board equipment and and staff ” to continue to facilities and can have a help improve health care huge impact on some of in Richmond. the programs Richmond “The opportunity to be Hospital would like to giving back in your own have. community makes it very “When people donate special,” she says. that’s a very loud way More than 85 per cent to speak,” she says. of new and replacement “Whether that’s time, medical equipment at talent and or financial reRichmond Hospital is sources, these are people funded by the Richmond who want to help influHospital Foundation, a ence, grow and change registered charity that is the way we’re able to supported financially by deliver health care.”

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Students walk for China’s children More than 200 students and staff from Richmond Christian School’s middle campus will walk six kilometres of the West Dyke Trail Friday as part of Walk the Wall. Organized by International China Concern, Walk the Wall is an international walkathon event raising money for abandoned and disabled children in China. Students will seek sponsorship for their walk, and for the entire school year, each class at the middle school campus will spon-

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REVIEW EDITORIAL: Quebec not entitled to more seats without more growth

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he federal NDP is tripping all over itself in trying to have it both ways—keeping its large Quebec caucus happy and simultaneously suggesting that giving Quebec more seats in the House of Commons is good for fast-growing provinces like B.C. It’s impossible to achieve both ends. The Conservative government is expected to introduce a bill in Ottawa adding 30 seats to the House of Commons. All 30 would be in the three fastestgrowing and most underrepresented provinces— B.C., Alberta and Ontario. The late Jack Layton tried to push the government in its minority days to add additional seats for Quebec as well, so that it would not have its influence watered down. He campaigned in Quebec on

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NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp favours more seats for Quebec.

starting with 64 in 1867 and eventually rising to 75. Redistribution in other provinces has been based on the number of seats in Quebec. Historically, Quebec consistently had about one-quarter of Canada’s population, but in more recent years, Quebec’s share of the national population has gone down to about 23 per cent. Quebec would have had one-quarter of Commons seats in perpetuity, had the Charlottetown Accord

passed in 1992. But it failed, with 54.3 per cent of Canadians opposed, and almost 57 per cent of Quebeckers opposing it. “Rep by pop” applies to Quebec just as much as it does here. B.C. ridings are among the most-populated in Canada, and this province needs fairer representation. Quebec should maintain its 75 ridings, but is not entitled to any more unless its population increases. —Langley Times (Black Press)

Editor: I do not usually submit letters to newspaper but I feel that I must on this matter. Why is the intersection at No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway so bad? Can’t the city put in a left-hand signal light going south on No. 5 Road? I can only imagine the frustration that people go through after working eight hours and want to go home. Thank God that I am retired now and do not have to worry about traffic any longer. Ronald Labovitch Richmond

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B.C. imports American-style politics

Tom Fletcher

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that basis in the recent federal election. The lone candidate for Layton’s job, party president Brian Topp, has endorsed this view and said in B.C. last Wednesday that British Columbians would welcome this approach. How wrong he is. While Topp is correct that House of Commons representation is not strictly “representation by population,” the exceptions are minor. Under the constitution, no province can have less MPs than senators. Thus Prince Edward Island is guaranteed a minimum of four seats. No province can have fewer MPs than it had in 1976, so no Atlantic province will lose representation. The four Atlantic provinces together have just 32 seats. A few vast rural ridings, and the territories, are also exceptions. In the case of Quebec, it has had seats based on its share of the population,

Time for turn signal

he Americanization of Canadian and B.C. politics is gathering speed now that legislated four-year terms are finally settling in at the federal and provincial level. Scheduled elections are an important reform, but the downside is that they seem to lead inexorably to constant campaigning. The latest example is the B.C. Liberal Party’s website and radio campaign directed at upstart B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins. “Strange days indeed,” NDP leader Adrian Dix mused on his Facebook page. “The Liberals, after a week of nasty

attacks on the NDP, launched an anti-John Cummins website. Absent a policy agenda, the Liberals seem to want to blame others for their problems. This too will backfire as Ms. Clark is again misreading the public mood. People are demanding substance in politics these days, not photo ops and negative attacks.” I see nothing strange in Dix rushing to the defence of Cummins, who represents the NDP’s best hope for a move into the legislature’s west wing. It is a bit odd for Dix to accuse others of lacking policy, as he leads a party that has been distinguished by little other than negative political tactics since its near-death experience in 2001. This is almost as strange as the B.C. Liberals damning Cummins as a politician who “says one thing and does another.” Yeah, that can really come back to bite you. There hasn’t been much of an anti-Dix effort yet, but you can be sure there is one sitting on

the shelf, prepared for Clark’s recently-abandoned fall election plan. The “nasty attacks” Dix complained about were focused on his federal party’s sudden preference for Quebec seats in the House of Commons, and sniping about which Premier Clark hired more political staff—Christy or Glen? And it was the NDP who started the negative cycle with their own TV ad, featuring “Campbell Crunch” and “Christy Crunch” cereals, both “loaded with HST.” (I can put to rest the ghastly rumour that the B.C. Liberal war room will soon unleash a gang of angry, unemployed HST stick-men.) The U.S. tactic of going negative early, to define your rivals before they can define themselves, has worked spectacularly for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. They scorched federal Liberal leaders Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff, and public distaste for these methods does not seem to have hurt them. The anti-Cummins campaign has a similar style, and

This is almost as strange as the B.C. Liberals damning Cummins as a politician who “says one thing and does another.” Yeah, that can really come back to bite you.

there are indications that it may have been produced in Toronto. The website, canttrustcummins.ca, uses a bug-eyed photo of the former fisherman-MP that makes him look like a ray gun-wielding alien from the movie Mars Attacks. In fact our whole political scene is starting to look like a rerun of a bad 1990s movie. It was Reform BC that rose from the ashes

of Social Credit, and inspired a desperate Gordon Campbell to sing country music and take a hard line on aboriginal relations, to stitch the ruptured right back together. Cummins defined himself as a Reform-Alliance-Conservative MP by railing against treaties, and that continues to be the core of his thin policy book. His other two main ideas are also pure rural populism. He vows to scrap the carbon tax and suggests that municipalities should cut their costs to fund transit. Voters will have a better idea by the end of this week if Clark’s plan for “defending and creating jobs” is really new policy, or merely more photo ops. B.C. has had its first taste of California-style tax revolt. Now we have two years ahead that will be dominated by relentlessly negative, continuous campaigning. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He can be reached at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.


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letters Common sense not common on council? Editor: Councillors McNulty, Dang and Johnston have stated that they will be running on a platform “to return common sense to Richmond city council.” Does this mean that common sense has been sadly lacking among councillors in the last term of office? That is, apart from these three incumbents of course. If so, will McNulty, Dang and Johnston please tell us which councillors are deficient in this commodity so that we can watch out for them on the ballot sheet? Robert M. Paul Richmond

New candidates could bring needed change Editor: It is refreshing and exciting to see a fine list of excellent names of people who are willing to run as candidates in the next election. Carol Day and Michael Wolfe would do well running on the RITE slate. De Whalen (an anti-poverty activist) has been a much needed

voice for those often marginalized in Richmond. Linda McPhail worked tirelessly as chairperson of the board of education and could add fresh blood to the council. Cynthia Chen is ready to run again and believes in strengthening the community. I welcome all of these five people, believing they will listen to the voices of the people and serve the whole community, caring for the poor and also making sure our agricultural land grows produce. What good is a cosmopolitan city without the basic need of food? Please, also keep in mind that as a council you do not necessarily possess the needed knowledge about everything, such as art! It would be an added plus if we could give the former mayor, Greg Halsey-Brandt another opportunity to run for mayor. He would occasionally stop to chat briefly and tell me he appreciated my take on things. Perhaps he would do something about our horrendous drivers whose speed has killed so many in this city! Let’s all get out and really think through what our city needs and choose the ones who have already shown they care and would enhance our city council. The people of this city carry a lot of power! Esther McIlveen Richmond

Smart meters a safe way to keep rates low Editor: Re: “Do we really need smart meters?” Letters, Sept. 16. Smart meters are a safe and cost-effective way to modernize the electricity system for the benefit of all British Columbians. Upgrading to smart meters will help keep rates low by creating a more efficient power system and reducing power loss. Other benefits include quicker outage detection and power restoration, and allowing customers to track their own near real-time consumption so that they can find ways to conserve energy and lower their bills even further. BC Hydro’s smart meters do not contain mercury. In fact, nearly a decade ago, Itron stopped using mercury in their products for the safety and sustainability of the environment.

Smart meters are located outside of the home, and transmit data four to six times a day, in total for less than a minute a day. The cumulative exposure to radio frequency from a smart meter— over its entire 20-year lifespan—is the equivalent to a single 30-minute cell phone conversation. BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program was designed after a thorough evaluation of the technology and options available and after extensive discussions with other utilities. The program will deliver significant benefits to our customers, including $70 million in the next three years alone through lower rates. And there are no plans to introduce time of use rates. Gary Murphy Smart Metering Program BC Hydro

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Applepalooza returns with bananas, mutsus and honeycrisps food for the food bank. The project began in 2001 when a group of volunteers picked surplus fruit from people’s backyards and gave it to the Richmond Food Bank. Today, the organization grows vegetables and fruit on over three acres of city land in Terra Nova and in the orchard on Gilbert Road. Applepalooza celebrates apples—sit on a haybale and listen to live music by WinterMitts, Da Bhredren, and others, lunch on

apples. And you can taste them at the second annual Applepalooza.

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arts & entertainment Culture Days in Richmond near Culture Days—Canada’s coast-to-coastto-coast celebration of arts and culture—is returning to Richmond Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. This three-day family-friendly event gives everyone a chance to par ticipate in free, hands-on, interactive activities that provide a glimpse into the world of local artists, curators, writers and other creative producers. “Last year, Richmond’s arts and culture community offered the public more events than any other city in B.C., earning us the model status at the organization’s national level,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a news release. “Again, this year, the number and range of events offered is sure to inspire residents of all ages and interests to explore their own creativity.” Experiences range from visiting the home studios of local artists like Aphrodite Blagojevic and Jeanette Jarville to backstage tours of Gateway Theatre and wine and cheese tastings at Lulu Island Winery. The Richmond Cultural Centre is the hub for Culture Days with demos and activities by the Richmond Potters Club, Textile Arts Guild of Richmond, Richmond Gem and Mineral Club, and Richmond Artists’ Life-Drawing Group. The Richmond Public Library, museum, art gallery and arts centre are all taking part. The first public events in the newly opened rooftop garden will also happen during Culture Days with a talk by playwright, Lucia Frangione, and cooking workshops by chef Ian Lai. There are many other events throughout the city that weekend, including the Community Arts Council of Richmond’s “Experience the Arts” at Lansdowne Centre and the inaugural Richmond Lantern Festival in Minoru Park. For more information about Culture Days and the complete list of activities planned in Richmond, visit www. culturedays.ca.

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to learn how to cook, clean and interact like an American offers Shoko an acceptable way to integrate. Mostly. As for her American born daughter, Sue, her mother’s advice is at odds with how she thinks life ought to be. It turns out that the secret to middle class happiness is not something you can learn from a book, or even from a mother who is struggling with her own identity and place. Told from the alternating perspective of both women, we see a world that’s full of less-than-textbookperfect situations, from divorce, to single parenthood to secret desires. It turns out that Shoko is hiding her own secret, one that has tormented her for years. When she plans to go back to Japan to visit her estranged brother Taro, to make things right, she finds out her heart condition is too risky to allow her to

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Fin exemplifies fun at Hockey Day Canuck mascot popular figure at Richmond Minor’s opening day celebrations by Don Fennell Sports Editor With respect to Roberto Luongo, Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler and the Sedins, there may not be a more popular Vancouver Canucks figure than the NHL team’s mascot Fin. Without saying a word, the lanky Orca whale was overwhelmed by photo and autograph requests at the first annual Hockey Day at Richmond Minor Saturday at the Richmond Ice Centre. Fin took it all in stride, never once refusing a request. “It was awesome to have Fin at our event,” said Richmond Minor public relations director Kirk Darbyshire. “For a lot of the kids, I really think he was the highlight of the day. It was pretty cool seeing the kids light up when he arrived.” Fin’s presence may have even helped to surpass Richmond Minor Hockey’s fundraising goal of $2,500 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The majority of funds were generated through donations and raffle ticket sales. “The amount of corporate support Richmond Minor has is fantastic and illustrates the association’s efforts to connect with the community,” said Darbyshire. “We really appreciate all the community support we get, and we don’t lose cite as a non-profit organization to also give back to worthwhile causes such as Canuck Place. Hockey is an expensive sport to play and we’re proud to have recently supported Richmond KidSport

Don Fennell photos The coaches took on the Midget A Blues in an exhibition game during Hockey Day at Richmond Minor Saturday at the Richmond Ice Centre. Fin, the Vancouver Canucks’ Orca whale mascot, hams it up for the camera.

through our first annual golf tournament.” Establishing and maintaining strong community ties are important to Richmond Minor Hockey, said association president Gary Lok. Since assuming his role on the 21-member

board 18 months ago, Lok and his fellow directors have made it a priority to develop new partnerships and rekindle relationships with the likes of the Richmond Sockeyes, the local junior hockey club whose players were front and centre as volunteers at Saturday’s events. “We’ve done a lot to foster our relation-

ships in the community,” said Lok. “It’s part of the evolution of hockey. Kids in the community learn to skate and play hockey and develop their skills, and then some want to play at a higher level. We’re fortunate to have a local junior team that can give them that opportunity.” See Page 21

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Sports Editor Hugh Boyd Trojans return to the gridiron today determined to right the ship. The Richmond high

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember getting whaled time and time again and not wanting to play the rest of the game,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the team stuck together, and as Grade 12s we played at the AAA level and did pretty well. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a question of heart.â&#x20AC;? Aura, who had a long talk with his dad as he usually does after each game, is encouraged by how the current Trojans have responded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few of the guys even instituted optional conditioning after our regular practice,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the loss has made them hungry and overall it could end up being very positive. Sometimes after a loss like that you see guys quitting, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually had a few more guys join the team. The guys seem to have really rallied together and if practice this week is any indication I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be ready to play today. A loss like that is a bit of hunger in the belly.â&#x20AC;?

Don Fennell photo Quarterback Kyler Mosley (21) will have to be in top form if the Hugh Boyd Trojans are to get back on the winning track today against Moscrop.

But Moscrop wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a pushover. The Panthers are 2-0 after a 56-12 win

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hibition play. This is the regular season opener for both Moscrop and Boyd.

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sports Sockeyes host Icebreakers in season opener Thursday by Don Fennell Sports Editor Passing on the exhibition schedule, the

Richmond Sockeyes see their ďŹ rst action of the 2011-12 PaciďŹ c International Junior Hockey League season Thursday, playing host to the Mission Icebreakers at 7:30 p.m.

at Minoru Arenas. The Sockeyes are the defending PIJHL playoff champions, defeating the Abbotsford Pilots in the ďŹ nal series last March.

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Don Fennell photos Bantam Division player Jin Woo Lee tries his luck playing goal in a street hockey game.

Fun name of the game on this day From Page 19

Support from the community has also allowed Richmond Minor Hockey to establish a scholarship program for graduating Midget Division players. Last season the association distributed nearly $14,000 to help players with post-secondary education costs. Besides a three-onthree street hockey tournament, shooting drills, obstacle courses and a

coaches versus Midget A exhibition game, one of the goals of Hockey Day at Richmond Minor was to give all membersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a chance to simply share in the fun of hockey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hockeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotten very competitive and it was nice to create a day where members could unwind, show their spirit and maybe take their mind of the competition for a day,â&#x20AC;? said Lok.

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Rapids seek to build off summer success The Richmond Rapids head into a new swim season anxious to build on summer success. Head coach Rob Pettifer is implementing new ideas for training while also greeting new swimmers in the pool and new additions to his coaching staff. The last two months were ďŹ lled with successes in all aspects of the Rapidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program. At the B.C. AAA Provincial Championships in Victoria the Rapids placed ďŹ fth overall in a highly-contested ďŹ nish. With 10 provincial championship gold medals and a slew of

personal bests, Rapid swimmers were in the hunt the whole way. At the Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal, the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 15-year-old medley relay team clinched gold. The efforts of Brandon de Costa (15), Liam Kell (15), Nicolaas Dekker (15) and Michael Jakac-Sinclair (14) was the culmination of a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard work. On the individual side, Dekker (15) won silver medal and Celine Hong (14) and Hau-Li Fan (13) both received bronze medals. Dekker was selected to compete

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

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

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

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

Pastor Inpam Moses

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OBITUARIES McDOUGALL, Geraldine Mae (Gerrie)

On Sept. 7, 2011 at 69 years she is finally at peace. As she joins her son, Terry. She leaves behind three children; Sherry Lynn Bigelow (Terry), Peggy-Sue Stuckky (Doug), and Larry Taylor and Stephanie. Nine grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She will be missed by her brother, sister, and many friends. A celebration of her life was held at South Arm United Church, Richmond on Sept. 19, 2011.

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INFORMATION

ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1877-988-1145 now. Free service! A well established rapid test kit manufacturer in Delta, BC is recruiting participants to perform in a Drug Screening Test lay user study. The participants should meet the following criteria: 1. Able to read and write English 2. Willing to spend up to 1 hour at our in-house laboratory If you are interested, please email. your name and contact telephone number to info@ind.ca and include “Drug Screening Test lay user study” in the subject line.

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

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FOUND: Cat - gray russian type cat. N. Male. Riverdale area. Pls identify. Pls call (604)273-3282

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Bring the family! Sizzling Summer Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all t: www.nsbfla.com/bonjour or call 1800-214-0166

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

THE Dog’s Breakfast Day Care. 7146 Gilley Ave Burnaby. Call: (604) 374-4281 or email: info@thedogsbreakfast.ca

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AVALON AUTO BODY in Slave Lake, Alberta requires a first, second, or third year auto body apprentice. Send resume including references to fax 780-849-6435 or email: avalon4@telus.net or phone Jim 780-849-3056.

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC position available in the West Kootenay’s. We Offer: A modern 5,000 sq/ft shop equipped with a 10 ton overhead crane, computer diagnostics and advanced tooling to support a stable client base. Equitable wage and extended benefits in a geographical area known for its quality of lifestyle, and moderate cost of living. We Require: Commercial Truck & Transport Mechanic Trade Certification, Motor Vehicle Inspector Certificate. Resumes can be forwarded via fax 250-357-2009 or email: jim@summitrepair.ca for further information contact Jim @ 250-357-2800 Ext 228. Come join our Team!

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today

BUYING OR SELLING? Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s HOME BASED BUSINESS - We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.wecare4wellness.com HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Field Relief Manager U-Haul Co. of B.C. Is looking for a Field Relief Manager to provide coverage for Centre and Area Field Managers. The successful applicant will perform a variety of duties, including on the job reviews using checklists or other tools. Compliance of U-Haul standards and procedures. Basic computer knowledge, some mechanical / wiring experience an asset. This is a full time position, valid drivers license required and maintaining good driving record. Must be able to operate automatic and standard transmission. Applicants must apply online @ www.uhauljobs.com Keyword: Field Relief Manager Resumes can be sent to: jackie_amanick@uhaul.com

Service, Commitment, Leadership Thompson Community Services seeks skilled, exp. and self-directed individuals to fill the following positions.

AREA MANAGER COASTAL REGION The Area Manager is a contributing member of the senior management team and is responsible for the daily operations of our community living programs in the CLBC Vancouver Coastal bcclassified.com region. The Area Manager reports to the Director of Quality Services. The successful applicant will have a combination of exp. and knowledge in the following areas: · Service Delivery - ensuring excellence in all programs for individuals with developmental disabilities; · Leadership providing direction and functioning as an exemplar; · Admin. - developing and maintaining organizational functioning; · Community - promoting awareness and building relationships w/stakeholders.

HOME MANAGER

As a Home Manager, you will have extensive exp. as a Community Service Worker in residential settings and supervisory experience. You must have a sincere commitment to providing quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities. As a team player you must be able to build relationships, be an excellent interpersonal communicator and be able to main. a flexible schedule as necessary. This position is based in North Vancouver. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefit package. Please reply in writing by October 7, 2011. Thompson Community Services, Attn: Kristine DeMonte Unit #102 1450 Pearson Place Kamloops, V1S-1J9, E-mail: kdemonte@tcsinfo.ca

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FERUS Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen & liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry. www.ferus.ca PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS WANTED Ferus requires experienced Professional Class 1 drivers with three years or more experience to operate a variety of late model liquid carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen equipment out of our Blackfalds & Grande Prairie bases. WE OFFER: - Industry competitive wages based on an hourly pay schedule - New Drivers can earn up to $82,000 in the first year - Automatic pay increases - Training Completion Bonus - Daily Meal Allowance - Recognition and incentive programs - Mechanic-maintained equipment Mileage Assistance to travel to and from work PLUS: Flexible Spending Account Group RSP Savings Plan Comprehensive Health/Dental Plan - Growing Company with Career Advancement Opportunities We offer a work rotation of 15 days on & 6 days off. Preference will be given to applicants with off-road experience. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment please send resume & driver abstract to: humanresources@ferus.ca or by fax to 1-888-879-6125 Please Reference: Driver #BCDRV 1011

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

584651 BC Ltd. needs 1 permanent long-haul truck driver ($23/hr, 50hrs/wk) in Surrey. Class 1/A DL reqd. Duties: drive & oversee trucks, perform inspection & emergency repair, record cargo info. Pls fax resumes: @ 778-565-1851 Class 1 City P&D Drivers required for Lower Mainland runs. Full-time opportunity. Start Now! Contact Carl 1-888-453-2813 or E-mail: Carl.constam@hrtrans.com CMC OILFIELD SERVICES requires a Class 1 Driver for hauling crude oil and water in the Spirit River, Alberta, area. We will train the right candidate. Fax resume to 780-864-3047 or call Claude 780814-1933.

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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Budget Rent a Car of BC is looking for extremely motivated individuals. To apply you need to have a very positive outlook towards sales, a flexible schedule, great interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and with confidence, have a valid DL, speak clear English, have experience with true customer service on a high level, worked in an environment where math was used on a daily basis, have a strong understanding of North American and European cars, worked in a team environment, computer literate with a minimum of 45 wpm, be able to overcome objections and handle rejection. Sales experience is not a must, but is preferable. We will only be contacting resumes that meet the preceding requirements. Please email resumes to dnagwi@bc.budget.com or Fax 604-678-1148

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 HIRING EXPERIENCED or junior masseuse. If interested, please call 778-297-6872.

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REACH ALL lower mainland in the 17 best-read community papers!

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

Courses Starting Now!

Get certified in 13 weeks 12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC

1.888.546.2886 Visit: www.lovecars.ca LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

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CHILDCARE

AFTER SCHOOL CARE SUPERVISOR required immediately for Choice School. Hours - Monday to Thursday 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Friday 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Pay - $18.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours per day guaranteed). Contact - Ray Probyn at 604-273-2418 or info@choiceschool.org.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

OPTICIAN TRAINING * 12-mth. part-time EVES... Starts Nov. 21st, 2011

BC College Of Optics

604.581.0101

Advertising Sales Consultant Peace Arch News, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience - preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, September 30, 2011 to:. Rita Walters, Advertising Sales Manager The Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or e-mail: admanager@peacearchnews.com No phone calls please

www.bccollegeofoptics.ca PHARMACY TECH trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies & hospitals need certified techs & assistants! No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available! 1-888-778-0461.

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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 careers@fivestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516 KODIAK WIRELINE SERVICES PARTNERSHIP is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: tboddez@kodiakservices.com or fax to 780-418-0834. Prestige Painters Hiring (2) F/T Permanent Painter Min 5yrs exp. req’d $25/hr fax res:866-770-4296

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HELP WANTED

Live-in-Caregiver Req’d F/T w/exp. to look after kids; supervision of kid’s activities; taking care of general hygiene; preparing & providing timely meals. Salary: $10/hr. Basic English req’d, Punjabi is an asset. Contact Jagvir: E-mail: nijjarjagvir@yahoo.ca Fax: 604-528-9844 Location: Richmond, BC

LOCAL P&D DISPATCHER Required for a busy Surrey based transport company. Must be able to multi-task, communicate effectively and have excellent keyboard skill. Prior experience in city or courier dispatch a huge asset. Negotiable salary. Drivers 1 ton, 3 ton and cargo van owner operators wanted for busy BC owned transport company. Must be able to communicate Fluently in English and must have a good understanding of the greater Vancouver area. Experience is an asset. Forward your resume to Cory Tepper at ctepper@ rdiamondgroup.com. Or fax to 604 591 8071. SERVICE TECH & INSTALLER OVER HEAD DOOR CO. in Surrey is looking for an Industrial door service tech & Installer. Must have exp. & valid Drivers Lic. Fax resume to 604-888-8828 or email: calvin@valmartdoors.com

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HELP WANTED Outgoing Individuals Wanted

Up to $20 per/hr F/T, 18+. Summer and permanent openings in all areas. Fun Promos. No Sales. No Experience, No Problem! Call Rebecca 604-777-2194 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

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EXP’D PIZZA MAKER and delivery person req’d P/T or F/T. Reliable, hard working person. Drop off resume, Pizza Express, No. 3 & Westminster Hwy. or call 604-5188460 Rothesay Holding ltd dba Church’s Chicken req’s 10 food counter attendants ($10.51/hr) & 5 Food Counter Supervisors ($16.25/hr), FT/permanent-for various locations. Pls fax resumes @ 604.251.6156

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

SUBWAY. Call Amy 604-771-5986 Please No Calls Between 11:30 - 1:30PM

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

DYNAMIC GROWING BC Coastal Forestry company looking for a well experienced logger with cable logging, mechanical logging, heli-logging and timber falling experienced. Professional forester an asset nut not required. Send resume to Box #640, c/o BC Classifieds, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4. ELECTRICAL Preventative Maintenance Technician Ensures the integrity and reliability of all plant equipment via inspections. Responsible for the PM program of Electrical inspections, thermography routes and motor lube routes. Assist in troubleshooting plant problems, supervision of the electrical tradespersons and assistance/vacation relief for the Automation Systems. Degree, or technologist level in electrical engineering or Industrial Instrumentation and Controls. Email tanya.hutorow@lafargena.com

Metro Roofing requires exp. Flat Roofers, BUR, torch, single ply (TPO & PVC). Commercial and Industrial Projects.

Sheet Metal Applicators Must have previous experience installing roof flashing’s. All work to RCABC Standards & Specifications.

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CALL 604-558-2278 Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers! bcclassified.com Call 604-575-5555

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS EXECUTIVE Assistant needed for a forward-thinking company . Applicant should be competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Send resumes to ghuamane@gmail.com RECEPTIONIST req’d for Ask Hair Studio in Steveston Village. Must be energetic, handle cash, must have computer exp. Apply with resume #150-3900 Bayview St.

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School District No. 38 (Richmond) Here’s your opportunity to help students access information

CAREER INFORMATION ADVISERS The Richmond School Board is seeking the following. Career Information Advisers are required for part time assignments providing career and educational planning information and advice to Secondary school students regarding post- secondary options. Applicants must be familiar with various assessment instruments and career planning programs. Knowledge regarding scholarship applicants, post-secondary admission requirements and applications procedures is required, along with labour market trends and changes within post-secondary institutions. These positions require a minimum of one year experience working with adolescents and Career Counselling courses from a recognized institution. Rate of $22.21 per hour. Applications are available between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at the address below. Please return your application by September 30th, 2011 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.

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

COST ACCOUNTANT IMW INDUSTRIES in Chilliwack, BC is currently seeking a fulltime Cost/Project Accountant. This position will work closely with Engineering and Sales to develop and maintain standard costs and pricing, evaluate job profitability and assist with month end preparation. Candidates should be working towards or recently completed a CGA or CMA designation. Proficiency in MS-Excel is necessary and experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment is preferred. To learn more about this position please visit our website at www.imw.ca. E-mail resumes to: hr@imw.ca

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ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certified Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: admin@heli-log.com. Website: www.heli-log.com

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GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243 Joanna@mertontv.ca www.mertontv.ca

Hk Massage Center Body massage $38, Foot massage $30. 778-297-6872

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS - start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K. www.leadershipgrants.ca.

HELP WANTED

GRAVEYARD SHIFT Full Time 8/9p.m.-3/4a.m.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

VIBRANT HEALTH Do you have it? Do you want it? If you do, call 800541-5983 24/7

Serious Enquiries Only!

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PERSONAL SERVICES

Call: 604.888.4856

A&W at No. 1 Road in Richmond is looking for a dependable person able to work independently, follow the restaurant guidelines of a daily program and offer great customer service.

WELL SPOKEN ENGLISH IS A MUST Own transportation is required as there is no bus service after 1a.m. Good wages for the right person. Fast food experience would be an asset. Must be available for 2 week training from 2 -10p.m. on hiring. Email resume by September 25, 2011 to Aw_sue@shaw.ca or deliver in person to 8671 No. 1 Road.

HELP WANTED

~ No phone calls please ~

Kids and Adults Needed

Kids and Adults Needed

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

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

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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

Call Roya 604-247-3710

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Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

MACHINE OPERATORS PIPELAYERS GRADEMAN Required by Established Construction & Development Co The successful applicants must be experienced in all facets of single/multi family & subdivision utilities construction. We are looking only for individuals who are versatile, reliable and are able to work independently Min 3 years experience, valid class 5 licence and own transportation is required. Medical/Dental available Please fax a detailed resume with references and wage expectations to 604-5348469 or email to lisa@verconholdings.ca

Good Wages & Benefits

The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

TRADES, TECHNICAL

LABOURERS Also required.

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NOW HIRING ADULT NEWSPAPER CARRIER FLOATER POSITION • Permanent on call door-to-door delivery routes that require a substitute. • Must have a reliable vehicle and valid drivers license. • Must be willing to deliver to all areas of Richmond each Wednesday and Friday. • Newspaper delivery experience is an asset. If interested please call 604-247-3711 or email circulation@richmondreview.com

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15000102 Catalina Cres, Lancaster Cres, Miller Rd (Burkeville) 91 14500434

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

Call JR 604-247-3712

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HOME SERVICE GUIDE EXCAVATION

CONCRETE SERVICE

COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL

604-833-2103

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WEST CONCRETE

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•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.

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Andy 604-908-3596

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

RENOVATIONS

STEVESTON HOME SERVICES Free estimates (fully insured)

Call Darryn 604-339-5532

WATER HEATER SPECIAL Installed from $695

604-868-7062

BUILD NEW HOMES

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

2-5-10 Year Warranties General Contractor Total Renovations & Additions s,ICENSEDs)NSUrED

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

604-985-8279

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• Driveways • Asphalt • Concrete

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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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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.c

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

GARDENING SERVICES 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, pruning, trimming, power raking, aeration, cleanup. $15/up. Michael 604-240-2881

A-1 PAINTING CO.

604.723.8434

ELECTRICAL

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

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

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

#1 Roofing Company in BC

TRADES, TECHNICAL All types of Roofing

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Over 35 Years in Business

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

“ Call Now for Free Estimate”

TEMPORARY ELECTRICIANS

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

School District No. 38 (Richmond) provides the opportunity to work in a safe, clean, friendly and welcoming environment. There are temporary assignments available for Electricians.

PAINT SPECIAL

SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

(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

JASON’S ROOFING

All applicants must possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship in Electrical work or equivalent apprenticeship training and a B.C. or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification in Electrical (T.Q.), in addition a minimum of two (2) years experience at a Journeyman level in commercial and institutional electrical service. The rate of pay is $30.57 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay. Applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered.

HOME REPAIRS

SEMI-RETIRED CARPENTER for repairs or any kind of carpentry, plumbing & electrical. 604 272-1589 kal.scandi@gmail.com

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MOVING & STORAGE

Please submit an application form and resume by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 quoting competition # E-ELEC-001-11 Application forms are available on the school district’s website or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at:

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

Human Resources Department, School District No. 38 (Richmond) 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3

AFFORDABLE MOVING

All interested applicants are welcome to apply, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. For further information, please visit our website at www.sd38.bc.ca

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL #1 AAA Rubbish Removal

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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PLUMBING

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

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

PRESSURE WASHING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

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PETS 341

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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604.

21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481

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PETS

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SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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

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Haul Anything...

FENCING

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

S & S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

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#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

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M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS

To advertise in the Home Service Guide

AA CONTRACTOR

PERSONAL SERVICES

Local Plumbers

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NEW HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BILL GILLESPIE

Licensed, Insured & Bonded

PETS

LABS, 2 fem black & 2 male yellow ready Oct 1st. 1st shots & dewomred, $650, ph: (604)803-9999

MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $650 (604)820-8513

MALTESE pups, 2 Males, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, N/S. $800. Home raised. 604-464-5077

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NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 males, 1 black/1 brown. $1000 (604)819-1466 No Sunday calls

PETS

3/4 NEO MASTIFF 1/4 American Bulldog PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, family farm raised $750 (604)615-2682 BABY COCKATIELS for sale. Hand fed. $50 each. Phone (604)951-4660 (Surrey).

P.B. ROTTY PUPS, ready to go, $600-$800. 10 wks. All males. Vet ✔, all shots. (778)318-1069

TOY POODLES, 6 weeks. Chocolate brown and black & brown. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 BOXER PUPPIES, 4 Brindle males, tails docked, $650. (604)302-3707 VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, guaranteed. Champion lines, $750. 604-819-2115. vizsla@telus.net

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC, 2M/1F, tails dock, dew claws, micro. Ready Nov. (604)858-9758

GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies & young adults. Big strong, exc. for protection. 604-856-8161. GERMAN Shepherd pups. 8 wks. 3 left. Working line. Black & black/tan $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

sports Crisologo top golfer

Kaminsky on line

Richmond’s Chris Crisologo earned a two-shot victory at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s BC Fall Classic last weekend at Vancouver’s Fraserview Golf Course. Crisologo’s rounds of 68 and 71,for a 36-hole total 139 total, earned him top marks in the boys’ 15-19 age division. Coquitlam’s Trevor Garofano finished tied for second after posting a two-round score of three-under-par 69-72141, knotting him with Langley’s Callum Robinson (71-70-141).

After a week’s absence, the University of B.C. Thunderbirds are back in the Football Reporters of Canada–CIS top 10 rankings. The Thunderbirds (2-1) are sitting at No. 9 after a 40-30 victory over Alberta on Saturday afternoon. UBC had been No. 10 after beating Regina to open the season but fell out of the rankings following a 30-25 loss to Calgary. The Thunderbirds’ next opponent, the University of Manitoba, is right behind UBC at No. 10. The two teams will square off on Sept. 24 at Thunderbird Stadium for Homecoming 2011. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. UBC features Richmond resident Serge Kaminsky, a fourth-year defensive lineman and Applied Science student. Undefeated Laval is at the top of the polls for the fourth straight week.

Floorball hockey The Vancouver Floorball Hockey League begins its third season with games Friday nights at 7 and/ or 8:30 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The league is open for all to tryout, both males and females from the age of 15. Tryouts are Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. There is a $20 membership fee. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignment now being accepted. June 4, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-545-3259

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

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Double teaming

Two more for Sangha After a disappointing 2-0 loss to the Capilano Blues on Saturday, the Kwantlen Eagles women’s soccer team (1-0-2) regained their form on Sunday for a resounding 5-0 victory against the Vancouver Island Mariners (2-0) in Nanaimo. After withstanding an early barrage of pressure from the Mariners, the Eagles opened the flood gates netting four goals before the end of the first half. Co-captain Shanay Sangha of Richmond led the way with two goals including the opening goal of the match.

Don Fennell photo Luke Avon (left) and Nolan Haraga join forces to tackle a White Rock-South Surrey Titan during Vancouver Mainland Junior Football League Junior Bantam Division action Sunday at Minoru Park. The Titans eked on a 7-6 win thanks to a late touchdown. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900. 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source# 1G8 800-964-8335

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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

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

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MORTGAGES

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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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RENTALS

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HOMES FOR RENT

RAILWAY/WILLIAMS 3 bdrm house, 2 levels, fam/rm, dble garage & fncd yard, insuite laundry. Yard maint by owner. $2500/mo. TJ @ Sutton Proact, (604)728-5460 RICHMOND. 2 bdrm+den, bright, lg dining/living. 3 appls, shared lndry. lrg yrd. NS/NP. Nr all amens. $1200.Avail Oct. 1st. 778-869-1244

RENTALS 752

RENOVATED 3Bd 2Bth endunit TH. Backyard, patio, dbl carport, 5 appliances, common pool, sauna, hot tub. Close to Steveston, Seafair, transit. Avail now. Pet ok. $1750/mth. 604-506-9580 RICHMOND

Briargate & Paddock Townhouses 2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available 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: exec 2 lvl corner unit T/H, 3 baths, 3 bdrm, dble garage, $2050/mo. N/S, N/P. Avail now. C21 Prudential, 604-232-3025. RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION LADY roommate. Cls to Ironwood Mall. Utils/cbl incl N/P no partiers. $425mo. (250)763-7553 TSAWWASSEN. Room available in comfortable home. Suit mature or prof. person. $600 incl delicious meals. 604-943-6130, 603-7210.

TOWNHOUSES

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

www.dannyevans.ca

RUBY RIVER BABY GRAND - Ebony $15,000 value-will sell $8000/obo. Pristine condition

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Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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OTHER AREAS

(604)824-0107

SALTWATER Front 3 BD/2BA Home-Duplex. Bellingham WA. 20 minutes South of Border. Golf & Marina. $325,000. RE/MAX Keith Cook 360-739-5600 Rachael Wilson 360-319-2234

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

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APARTMENT/CONDO

1 & 2 bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, elevator, coin laundry, NS, NP, quiet bldg, steps to all transit, shops & schools. Lease. 604-241-3772 RICHMOND: 1 Bdrm top flr apt, 650 sq.ft., $875/mo incl utils. Avail Oct 1st. N/S, N/P. Call: 778-772-2091

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SUITES, LOWER

FRANCIS/GARDEN CITY: 2 Bdrm ste in new house. Sep entry. Cable & internet incl, also GMA & TFC incl. Shrd lndry, $1000/mo + 40% utils. Avail now. 604-241-2518.

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION 810

Richmond, Ironwood. Spacious 2 bdrm. F/P. W/D. Sep. ent. Prkg. N/S. N/P. Avail. now. $1100/mo. incl utils. Must see. 604-274-0299. STEVESTON nr no 4 Rd, 2 BR Bsmt Ste, $950/mo ns/np, util & WIFI inc, in-ste w/d, Oct 1, 604 617 2536

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AUTO FINANCING

Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online autocredit911.com Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 The Scrapper

CARS - DOMESTIC

1979 MERCEDES 300D, AirCrd, runs great, reblt mtr/trans, $2,000. Phone (604)945-1003 (Coquitlam). 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA, silver, a/c, 5 spd, no accidents, exc cond, $5950. Call: (604)599-0170 2010 Toyota Corolla. 4 dr. sedan, auto, dark grey, options, 23,000 K. $11,500 firm. 604-538-9257.

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VEHICLES WANTED

AUTO FINANCING

#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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2003 TRAIL BLAZER, 6 cyl. One owner 160 K. New tires, well maint. $8100. 604-596-0312 (Fleetwood) 2005 MT CRUISER, 93,000 kms. $6300. Call 604-816-1646.

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ONE bedroom basement suite for $650/month.No Smoking/Pets! For more info Contact -(604) 278-6571 RICHMOND: #5 & Cambie, 1 bdrm bsmt suite in new house. Near school, park, bus, shopping. Avail. now. $800/mo. incl utils & basic cable. n/s, n/p. Refs. (604)723-4073

TRANSPORTATION

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

1996 SEABREEZE tri axle 5th whl. 36’ deluxe model, lots extras, $22,000 obo. Phone (604)535-5693 2003 NASH TRAILER (Mod #25R) Sleeps 4, A/C, microwave, shower, f/s, large awning, never smoked-in. Like new! $17,500. 604-853-4062. Email: gwpovey@gmail.com

TRUCKS & VANS

1976 INT’L SCOUT TERRA2, convertible, 4x4, 1 ton pick up truck. Pontiac 400 big block, 375hp. Approx. 3000 mi. on power train. One of a kind. $13,800. (604)799-8533 1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8107 1999 DODGE Caravan auto 2 yr AirCare, 179K, fully loaded, p/w, p/l, good cond, $2050. (778)552-6300


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Richmond Review · Page 27

> 12th Anniversary of Lingyen Mountain Temple

Temple ‘like a big family’

H

undreds of people from all different backgrounds participated in a pilgrimage for the 12th anniversary of the Lingyen Mountain Temple last Sunday.

The goal of the pilgrimage was “to show respect and to repent,” said Zhi Around Town Yin, one of the Amanda Oye volunteers. “We can eradicate our negative karma,” he said. The day started off with a prayer, asking Guan Yin to bless the pilgrimage and the pilgrims. Then, after a demonstration by the Buddhist youth, the pilgrims traveled around the temple and garden, making their way back to the centre courtyard where they started. There was another prayer to end the pilgrimage, than everyone was given a vegetarian meal. A lot of the people who came attend regularly, but “some are new,” said one of the temple’s Masters. “It’s a very good chance to help them (get to) know the temple,” she said. “A Buddhism temple is just like a big family. We invite anybody of any religion to come … everyone is welcome.” Everyone at the anniversary celebration had a chance to visit a wishing area before they left. “We encourage people to pray, sincerely pray, for their family, their country, anything,” the Master said. Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. Reach her at amanda.oye@telus.net. Around Town appears every Wednesday.

Celine Sun and Becky Wang.

Lauren Chen, Kimberly Sun and Laura Shi, three of over 500 volunteers.

Kamal Narwani and Devika Bagayatkar. Volunteer Zhi Yin who helped translate directions to English.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Low Kms! A/C, Power Pkg, Cruise Control, Stk# P1060

Only 1400 Km, Canopy, Tow Pkg, Bed Liner, Stk# P1062

Auto, A/C, Power Pkg, Alloy Wheels, Stk# P1080

$25,995 $21,999

$13,995 $9,999

$12,995 $8,999

$13,995 $11,999

$19,995 $16,999

2009 LEXUS ES 350

2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

2004 LEXUS ES 330

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL

GLS Model, Leather, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof, Stk# P1069

4-Speed A/T, A/C, Power Group Stk# P1075

$23,995 $19,999

$15,995 $12,999

Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, Heated Ltd. Model, Leather, Sunroof, Dual Leather, Sunroof, Seats, Stk# SF6221A Climate Control, Stk# P1068 Only 61,000 Kms! Stk# AC1484A

$33,995 $29,999

$30,995 $27,999

$19,995 $16,999

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