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Matthew Hoekstra photo The sky’s the limit for SunCentral president and CEO Tony Formby (left) and vice-presidents Geoff Cowan and Kamal Athwal, whose firm is offering a ray of sunshine to officer workers. See story, page 4.

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Smart meters: Are they safe? Experts weigh in on controversial go-green wireless devices introduced by BC Hydro by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Kelly Masterson doesn’t know who to trust, but does know she’s worried about the impending installation of smart meters at her West Richmond apartment complex. Her headache isn’t just about a single meter: it’s the prospect of more than a dozen BC Hydro devices being placed in the utility room that’s one slender wall away from her living room. “I am shaking in my boots,” Masterson wrote in an e-mail she sent to The Richmond Review earlier this month. “Where I am sitting right now, in my dining room at my computer, is one foot away from where 15 of these meters are due to be installed.” Billed as a green initiative aimed at helping customers monitor and cut power consumption, some 1.8 million smart meters are currently being installed at homes and businesses across the province. But the devices have come under intense scrutiny in Richmond and the Lower Mainland in recent weeks, with complaints ranging from erroneous reports of marijuana grow-ops during installations, to poor communication that resulted in lengthy power disruptions, to the type of safety concerns that Masterson and others have raised about the wireless technology these smart meters employ. What complicates matters for Masterson is that she suffers from multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder, and she’s fearful these meters will make her already challenging health issues worse. Unlike their analog counterpart, smart meters are able to wirelessly transmit information to BC Hydro, and it’s the form of these transmissions that has raised concerns. Smart meters use radio frequency technology similar to that found in wireless WiFi transmitters—such as found at Internet cafes that enable devices such as laptop computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads to have wireless access to the Internet—and cellular phones. “I don’t wish to be a guinea pig (or canary) for these smart meters,” Masterson wrote. “I feel that this whole smart meter imposition on the people of B.C. must somehow contravene our human rights.” Joe Kirschvik, a professor at the California Institute of Technology who has studied the potential adverse human health effects of radiofrequency radiation, said there’s no widely-accepted evidence to date that clearly demonstrates that smart meters may be a problem. He said that there are plenty of more powerful and continuous sources of radio frequency waves that people willingly expose themselves to everyday in their homes, such as a microwave oven, or the seemingly ubiquitous WiFi routers. “If you’re still using a cell phone, you’re being a hypocrite,” said Kirschvik. But the World Health Organization has classified radio frequency radiation as “possibly carcinogenic.” Dr. Kurt Straif, head of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s monograph program, said exposure to radio frequency

Martin van den Hemel photo Richmond’s Kelly Masterson, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, is worried about how the installation of 15 smart meters next to her condo could impact her health.

radiation has been shown to increase the risk of a type of brain cancer, but there’s limited evidence of cancer in humans. He noted that the classification does not distinguish between levels of exposure, and what amount’s safe and what isn’t. Itron, manufacturer of the smart meters that started being installed in Richmond over the summer, believes the meters are safe. Tim Wolf, director of marketing communications, said the exposure to radio frequency radiation is “trivial”. He said that following installation, and once reaching a “steady state”, the smart meter will only send out a wireless transmission between 50 times per day to in the low hundreds. “The exception to that number is when the meter and/or network is first installed, beaconing rates will be more frequent until the meter finds its way on to the network,” Wolf said. “For a single meter within range of a collector unit, this process usually takes a matter of minutes. For the overall cell, or group of meters, this process can typically take a day or a day and a half. Then the network operates normally consistent with the figures above.” That should be compared, Wolf pointed out, to a WiFi router, which operates much closer to people and sends out 864,000 transmissions per day. “Again, if (radio frequency) is the worry, there’s many bigger sources to worry about before you get to smart meters.” In that respect, Una St. Clair, executive director of Citizens for Safe Technology Society (www.citizensforsafetechnology. org), agrees. If people are worried about radio frequency emissions, they should stop using their cell phones, cordless phones, remove their microwave ovens and shut down their WiFi routers. But St. Clair said that she knows of many people who have already taken steps to

“We don’t have strong scientific studies on health outcomes from WiFi or smart meters, but they increase exposure to the same type of radiation as that from cell phones.” - David Carpenter

eliminate their exposure to radio frequency emissions, and are concerned that their personal safety is being violated by BC Hydro. As well, she’s not convinced that BC Hydro is being entirely transparent about its smart meters, how they’ll be used, and how frequently they’ll be active, and sending out radio frequency waves. Masterson, who as a result of her multiple sclerosis requires the assistance of a walker, wants to delay the installation of her condo building’s smart meter. But in order to do so, she must convince her many neighbours to voice similar wishes to BC Hydro. However, Masterson admits she still uses her cellular phone, and has her home set up with a wireless Internet connection. Meanwhile, a public outcry led politicians to vote at a recent Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting to request a moratorium on the installation of smart meters by BC Hydro. But B.C. Premier Christy Clark has already

said she believes the technology is safe, and that Victoria won’t be asking BC Hydro to suspend the installations. B.C. isn’t the only place where smart meters are a hot-button topic. In California, residents are fighting for their right to opt-out of the state-wide smart meter program. Professor Richard Wilson, of Harvard University’s department of physics, said it wasn’t that long ago that he had a smart meter installed at his home. He doesn’t believe that smart meters are a hazard to human health, but said there’s technically no reason why BC Hydro can’t limit data transmission to the smallest number possible to assuage public concerns, and thereby eliminating these concerns. If they’re just trying to take a meter reading, that should only need to be done once per day, he noted. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment for the University of Albany, said there’s strong evidence that cell phone use over a prolonged period of time increases the chance of gliomas, a type of brain cancer. As far as whether smart meters pose a similar hazard, Carpenter told The Richmond Review he was doubtful, considering the power at which they transmit, their distance from people—compared to cell phones which are held up directly to the ear—and how often they are active. “We don’t have strong scientific studies on health outcomes from WiFi or smart meters, but they increase exposure to the same type of radiation as that from cell phones,” Carpenter said. Meanwhile, BC Hydro maintains the meters are safe, and that the total exposure to radio frequency radiation over a smart meter’s 20-year lifetime is the equivalent of a single 30-minute cellular phone call. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has also studied the meters, and determined that they pose no health risk.


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Firm offers ray of office sunshine Future’s bright for SunCentral, a Richmond firm developing technology to bring the sun inside by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

I Matthew Hoekstra photo The sky’s the limit for SunCentral president and CEO Tony Formby (left) and vice-presidents Geoff Cowan and Kamal Athwal.

t’s another overcast day in Richmond, but Kamal Athwal of SunCentral has a

City Board NOTICE OF PERMISSIVE EXEMPTION FOR THE YEAR 2012 Permissive Exemption Bylaw 8793 Notice is given that the City of Richmond intends to provide exemption from property taxes for a period of one year (2012 taxation year) for the properties listed below. Estimated City taxes are shown for 2012 and for the following two years as required by Section 227 of the Community Charter. Name Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy Richmond Emmanuel Church Ismaili Jamatkhama & Centre Development Disabilities Association Development Disabilities Association Greater Vancouver Community Service Society Richmond Society for Community Living Pinegrove Place, Mennonite Care Home Society of Richmond Rosewood Manor, Richmond Intermediate Care Society Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond Legion Senior Citizen Society Canadian Mental Health Association Richmond Caring Place Kinsmen Club of Richmond Richmond Tennis Club Richmond Lawn Bowling Club Richmond Winter Club Richmond Rod and Gun Club Scotch Pond Heritage Girl Guides of Canada Navy League of Canada National Council Treehouse Learning Centre (Richmond Society for Community Living) Terra Nova Children’s Centre (Society of Richmond Children’s Centres) Riverside Children’s Centre (Developmental Disability Association) Cook Road Children’s Centre (Richmond Society for Community Living) Richmond Watermania Richmond Ice Centre Richmond Public Library - Ironwood Branch Richmond Public Library - Cambie Branch Richmond Oval City of Richmond Richmond Family Place Richmond Centre For Disability Richmond Animal Protection Society Development Disabilities Association City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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way of seeing the sunny side of West Coast weather. “We have a very good imagination here in Vancouver. In the clouds and precipitation, I guess we dream a bit,” said Athwal. Aware of the irony the cloudy day provides, Athwal points to a pair of panels mounted on the No. 2 Road firm’s building capable of channelling sunshine into dark interior recesses inaccessible to natural light— saving energy and money while reducing the building’s carbon footprint. “We’re trying to introduce a new concept into the design and construction community,” said Athwal, SunCentral’s vice-president of marketing and business development. “We want to change the way the world builds buildings.” SunCentral is pursuing its goal of illuminating the interiors of most multi-storey commercial buildings in major cities around the world with natural sunlight by 2020, using its patented Core Sunlighting System. Now in its research and development phase, SunCentral has installed its technology at various test sites with the help of government grants. By the second half of 2012, it plans to have a commercial product ready to market. SunCentral formed in 2008 to bring to market the technology developed by Lorne Whitehead and the Structured Surface Physics Lab at University of B.C. To say the firm is trailblazing may be an understatement. SunCentral is attempting to convince builders, architects, designers and government officials its technology is the path to a green future for both new construction and the retrofit markets. Athwal said currently there are two methods of introducing sunlight into commercial buildings—also known as daylighting. See Page 5


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Natural light in the office From Page 4 One is by using skylights or sky tubes, technology often utilized by big box retailers. Another method is by designing buildings optimized for sunlight with significant use of windows—which can be thermally inefficient and cause glare. Either can increase operating costs for a building. SunCentral’s Core Sunlighting System involves two components: sunlight concentration panels mounted on a building’s exterior and hybrid light fixtures. The panels capture direct sunlight, magnifies it and distributes it to indoor light fixtures, which also include artificial lighting to compensate when sunlight isn’t available. “We’re turning off the lights with sunlight, and we’re doing so in a way that mitigates glare and thermal heat gain and loss issues that come with windows,” said Athwal. And unlike some costly green technologies that offer little economic benefit, the Core Sunlighting System promises commercial payback to customers within three to 10 years—depending on availability of sun and cost of energy. Payback comes in the form of reduced costs in electricity, heating and cooling. The technology is seemingly coming at the right time. Athwal said the global economy is moving toward carbon mitigation. The Kyoto Protocol, mandatory carbon mitigation requirements, government energy targets and cities aiming for net zero carbon emissions are all creating market opportunities. And with fast-growing economies of sun-baked countries like India, the sky’s the limit for the technology’s spread. Athwal said improving efficiency of buildings is key in the carbon neutral quest. “The built environment actually produces more carbon than transport and industry,” he said. “You could have everyone riding a bike, but it’s still not going to make a dent in terms of carbon, because it’s buildings that produce carbon.”

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Rooftop garden at cultural centre

City Board Construction advisory September 26–November 10 The City of Richmond has contracted Directional Mining and Drilling Ltd. and J. Cote and Son to perform watermain construction at the following locations in Richmond: • No. 3 Road from Firbridge Way to Granville Avenue • Granville Avenue from No. 3 Road to Gilbert Road Hours of work are scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Traffic on the affected roads will be reduced to a single lane at times. Delays may occur. The use of an alternate route is strongly encouraged. This work is weather dependent and dates are subject to change without notice. Questions may be directed to Anthony Fu, P.Eng., Project Engineer, at 604-247-4905, or visit the City’s Construction Projects webpage at www.richmond.ca (City Services > Roads, Dykes, Water & Sewers > Construction Projects > 2011 Construction Projects). City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Richmond Cultural Centre now boasts a rooftop garden—a new outdoor space reserved for arts programs and events. The previously unused space now features sustainable elements such as recycled glass pebbles along, pillar cisterns and planter troughs to capture rainwater, apple trees and food plants including blueberries, lavender, spinach, kiwi fruit and bok choy.

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The general public is invited to attend an information open house to learn about and provide feedback on the Noise Regulation Bylaw review and proposed amendments.

• Installation of a raised intersection and new traffic signal with an exclusive pedestrian only phase (pedestrian scramble) at: o No. 1 Road and Moncton Street • Installation of new raised crosswalks across: o No. 1 Road at Chatham Street o Moncton Street at Easthope Avenue o Moncton Street 60 m east of Bayview Street, near Hayashi Court • Sidewalk and drainage alterations to accommodate the new raised intersection and crosswalks Work hours are scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. As this work is weather dependent, some work may occur on Saturdays and Sundays, and the dates are subject to change without notice. Traffic on affected roads will be reduced to a single lane at times. Delays may occur. The use of an alternate route is strongly encouraged. There will also be a three day full closure of the No. 1 Road and Moncton Street intersection in October. The dates of this closure will be weather dependent. Questions may be directed to Milton Chan, Senior Project Engineer, at 604-276-4377, or visit the City’s Transportation Projects webpage at www.richmond.ca (City Services > Roads, Dykes, Water & Sewers > Construction Projects > 2011 Transportation Projects).

Thursday, October 27 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Richmond City Hall, Main floor Galleria 6911 No. 3 Road City staff will be in attendance to provide information, answer questions and receive your feedback. Information and a survey provided at the open house will also be posted on the City’s website at www.richmond.ca/NoiseRegulation Your input is important to us and will be taken into consideration in finalizing the draft of the proposed bylaw and the development of options presented to Council. Background Given the very complex issues surrounding the impact of noise in a growing city, and the technical advancements since the inception of the City’s Public Health Protection Bylaw 6989 in 2000, the City is undergoing a noise regulation assessment. As part of the assessment, the City is holding a thorough community public participation process during October and November. In addition, the City has also scheduled opportunities for members of the business community and other stakeholders to provide their input. For more information Visit the City’s website at www.richmond.ca/NoiseRegulation or contact Wayne Mercer, Manager, Community Bylaws at wmercer@richmond.ca or call 604-247-4601.

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2012 Richmond Street Banner Contest includes visual arts from the following categories: PHOTOGRAPHYsDIGITALARTsPAINTING MIXEDMEDIACOLLAGEsILLUSTRATION printmaking Ten designs will be selected for display on banners in selected locations from March 2012 to March 2013. A $300 honorarium will be awarded for each of the selected designs.

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Old smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and combination detectors can now be recycled.

Old smoke detectors can now be recycled Carbon monoxide alarms also being accepted by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter A new recycling program available to Richmond residents should also keep them safer. Old smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and combination detectors are now being accepted just across the Oak Street Bridge, at South Van Bottle Depot, 34 East 69th Ave., near Main Street in Vancouver. The free service is also being offered at Go Green Depot and Recycling, 7-2286 Ontario St. in Vancouver. For more information about the new program, drop-off hours and locations, visit www.alarmrecycle.ca. Deputy Fire Chief Kim Howell said these detectors need to be replaced regularly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recommend people test fire alarms monthly, replace battery operated ones annually, and electricity-powered ones every 10 years,â&#x20AC;? Howell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CO detectors can be tested a few ways, and instructions will come with the detector. Some have a test button that should be pressed once a week to confirm that the device is in operation. Those with displays can be tested with a known source of CO such as smoke from an incense stick. You can also purchase a CO detector test kit.â&#x20AC;? The program launched throughout the province earlier this month, with 40 new drop-off locations. AlarmRecycle is a non-profit program funded entirely by a new small recycling fee applied when new smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are purchased. For more information about home safety, visit http://tinyurl.com/richmondfireprevention.

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up at Garry Point at 10:30 a.m. Sunday armed with “litter pickers,” gloves, garbage bags and even brooms to clean or sweep the streets, parks, alleys and surrounding neighbourhoods. Most were adorned in their Seafair jerseys and elicited much interest from a curious public out enjoying a spectacularly sunny day. Many businesses and tourists extended congratulations and thank-yous. “It was an excellent opportunity to give back to the community,’ said Kusch, who got the idea from a friend whose team in Westbank did something similar as a fundraiser. After handing over 11 over-sized garbage bags to city workers, the players and volunteers loaded up on snack food and many stayed around to play some soccer, frisbee and football. Kusch said the success of the Steveston clean-up all but ensures this will become an annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition. But he said it’s likely they’ll move it around the city. “Most of our kids aren’t going to be pro players, but we can help make them great citizens,” he said, noting that upwards of

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he controversial smart meter saga is chillingly comparable to two other similar stories over the years. PUBLISHER MARY KEMMIS, 604-247-3702 publisher@richmondreview.com

EDITOR BHREANDÁIN CLUGSTON, 604-247-3730 editor@richmondreview.com STAFF REPORTERS MATTHEW HOEKSTRA, 604-247-3732 mhoekstra@richmondreview.com MARTIN VAN DEN HEMEL, 604-247-3733 martin@richmondreview.com SPORTS EDITOR DON FENNELL, 604-247-3731 sports@richmondreview.com ASSISTANT ADVERTISING MANAGER ELANA GOLD, 604-247-3704 elanag@richmondreview.com AD CONTROL RICK MARTIN, 604-247-3729 adcontrol@richmondreview.com SALES ROB AKIMOW, 604-247-3708 roba@richmondreview.com COLLIN NEAL, 604-247-3719 collinn@richmondreview.com LESLEY SMITH, 604-247-3705 lesley@richmondreview.com TORRIE WATTERS, 604-247-3707 torrie@richmondreview.com

It wasn’t that long ago that cries of mercury-laden vaccines being potentially dangerous to our children were largely rebuffed by the medical community. In fact, it was 10 years ago, and the hazard was thimerosal, a vaccine-preservative that contains about 50 per cent mercury. Although the amounts were small, there were a couple of problems with it. Firstly, the preservative didn’t need to be there. Originally, they were required in multi-dose vials, where repeated dipping by syringes posed a bacterial contamination hazard. Their presence was simply a case of pharmaceutical companies being too greedy to care. Secondly, though the amounts of mercury were seemingly insignificant, they were being put into the veins of our most vulnerable: babies as young as a few days old. Eventually, the provincial government realized the

poor optics of putting toxic mercury into our children, so eliminated the hazard by eventually ordering the thimerosal-free variants of vaccines that we see today. As was the case with deep-pocketed pharmaceutical companies vehemently denying any problems with the mercury-laced vaccines, so did wealthy tobacco companies say the same with cigarettes and cancer. And so is it any surprise when the public has health fears about smart meters, which are utilizing the same technology that billion-dollar cellular phone companies are relying on? If cell phones are proven to be directly linked to brain cancer, imagine how that will impact stock prices? While the World Health Organization classifies radio frequency radiation as “possibly carcinogenic”, the scientific and medical communities are far from convinced that speaking on your cell phone will result in an increased risk of brain cancer. Considering a cell phone is held up right to one’s head, while a smart meter is generally many meters away, the latter seems much less a

concern. Experts say that the farther you are from a smart meter, the level of exposure drops to thousands of times below acceptable levels. But this boils to choice. There are some in the community who believe they are more vulnerable to these radio frequency emissions. And they’ve taken steps to avoid the use of cell phones, microwaves, cordless phones, and WiFi routers. Smart meters simply add to the pollution, they argue. So by forcing customers to take these smart meters, BC Hydro is removing their right to choose. Absence of proof that smart meters are hazardous isn’t proof of the absence of a hazard, scientists will tell you. Who knows, perhaps in a decade, the science will be clear. However, there’s no question that the government needs to pour money into this area of research, as our airwaves become more congested. Certainly, telecommunication companies won’t be funding that type of research. In the meantime, it’s up to residents to protect themselves and decide what’s best for them.

Martin van den Hemel photo Kelly Masterson has posted a sign on the utility room door, requesting that BC Hydro smart meter contractor Corix delays installing any of the controversial meters at her condo complex in West Richmond.

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n case you haven’t heard, there’s a municipal election next month. Apparently, many people don’t know this information, or even worse, don’t care. I was helping a local candidate’s campaign over the holiday weekend and when we approached people to ask them if they were voting in the upcoming election, you would not believe how many people said “No”. It boggles the mind that people would be so cavalier about the right

to vote. People around the world, in Egypt, Syria and Libya, are sacrificing their lives for the same right that people here seem to throw away nonchalantly. “The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men” said Plato. If you do not exercise your right to vote, don’t complain about who comes into power. You’ll have to live with the consequences for at least three years. I guess municipal elections just aren’t “sexy” enough to get peoples’ attention. And yet, our local city government is the one that impacts our day-today lives. Our homes, schools, streets, shopping – all of that is controlled municipally. You pay taxes. Why wouldn’t you want a say in how they’re spent? Over the border in Vancouver, you can tell the “silly season” is approaching by some of the attack ads that have started to spring up

on local radio stations. Local food, particularly raising backyard chickens and front yard wheat patches, seem to have gotten under the skin of one of the parties to the point that they’re spending thousands of dollars on ads criticizing them. What issues would be front and foremost in Richmond? I see that granny flats and coach houses may be a hot button issue. Taxes? Public safety? What issue would get you out to vote? I obviously have a food security bias and I would like to see more being done in the city around food. And, I’ll get a chance to ask our candidates how they feel about this issue at upcoming all-candidates meetings. According to the City of Richmond’s website, the first one is on Nov. 1 at the Executive Hotel at 6 p.m. Keep checking the website and your local papers for more information.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to work in my own area, celebrating food and community. We have a weekend chock full of events around food, starting with the screening of a highly acclaimed film, The Greenhorns, on Friday night, 7 p.m., at the Richmond Hospital auditorium. Come by – you’ll see a room full of young people who love urban agriculture and would surely cause Suzanne Anton’s head to spin. Don’t wait another three years to make a difference in your community. Educate yourself on the issues that the upcoming candidates stand for. Ask the tough questions. These people will soon be working for you so don’t throw away the right that so many are dying to have. Arzeena Hamir is co-ordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society. Reach her at arzeena hamir@shaw.ca.

Local food, particularly raising backyard chickens and front yard wheat patches, seem to have gotten under the skin of one of the parties to the point that they’re spending thousands of dollars on ads criticizing them.


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letters Much for city hall to act on Editor: Mayor Brodie’s embarrassing interview on CTV News last week demonstrated what observers of Richmond City Hall already know – the current administration is failing Richmondites in many areas due to inaction and not paying attention to the security and health of our residents. CTV showed, through a flashback and current investigations, that city hall has allowed a questionable enterprise to operate in the Radisson unchallenged for four months. With election day coming in November 17, Mayor Brodie needs to step out of his conservative shell and tell us, the voters, clearly and unambiguously what he is going to do about the following: •What steps is City Hall taking to slow down the speed tracks in Richmond? No. 1 Road, Westminster and Steveston highways, No. 2 Road and Gilbert are now carrying traffic averaging 70 km/h where weaving and running traffic signals have become the norm; these are all 50 km/h zones. •When is city hall going to shut down illegal burners in Richmond? I have reported two houses burning renovation debris and pouring out toxic smoke into our neighbourhoods and city hall has taken no action on these criminal acts. •When is city hall going to relocate Grimms Sausage Factory from our downtown core and cut the woodsmoke emissions from this facility? Currently, this facility pours dangerous woodsmoke emissions all over Central Richmond including a number of high rises immediately adjacent to Grimms lot. •When is city hall releasing its new noise bylaw to protect the health of many citizens having to live with unnecessary noise emissions? •When is city hall taking steps to curb the emissions of diesel trucks, garbage trucks, bulldozers, buses and other machinery that is flooding our city with dangerous fumes? •When is city hall going to deal with the unbearably congested junction at No. 5 Road and the tunnel, and the developing traffic disaster at Dinsmore Bridge as that new residential area completes development?

Richmond is very much at a turning point where we need to consolidate a range of health and safety issues, and slow down densification which is exacerbating and degrading our living environment. I urge Mayor Brodie to treat the upcoming municipal elections as an opportunity to provide us with his vision of our City. The Mayor and the Councillors all know that their re-election depends on what they communicate to us. Readers, mark November 19 in your calendars and only vote for those who will improve our community, not simply spend our money. John McCrossan Richmond

Actually, Steveston doesn’t get everything Editor: Re: “Most populated area gets smallest facility,” Arzeena Hamir, Sept. 9, Richmond Review. I would like to start by answering Arzeena’s first question “Just where are the parks in City Centre?” According to the Internet there are 14 parks, including the beautiful Garden City and Minoru. And in response to her comment “My only worry is that if people in the downtown core don’t show up, programming won’t meet their needs.” Well, far be it from me to decide what they would like—I like spinning—perhaps they don’t. If they want it badly enough they will show up at the meetings or take the online survey, after all the advertising, survey and meetings are in both of our languages, English and Chinese. I am not denying the fact that they do deserve and should have a bigger facility and am glad they are getting one, as all of the Richmond area population continues to grow, especially

in the centre. As far as “why does Steveston Community Centre get everything?” I’m not sure what that means, it has no more than South Arm (but the city does a good job of looking after the grounds there). At the Steveston Community Centre the spinning room is squeezed into a racquetball court along with some equipment storage, if there are three people in the change room it is crowded. Steveston as a community, along with generous donations made by local business’ fund raised for the water park. And in my opinion, as far as the city is concerned Steveston Park ends east of the water park. I emailed the parks dept a couple of times and finally sent in pictures of the Salmon Bowl which was wrapped in plastic netting for over a year, and the rotting gazebo. Both were neglected so long neither could not be repaired so have been torn down and now remain behind saw horses and yellow tape.

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I also mentioned the five-foot plus high weeds beside the pool, the city did come out and weed a quarter of that and then gave up. And then the Salmon Festival, sigh, well they have taken apart a float and dumped the pieces in a pile on top of the grills left from the July 1 Salmon Festival (but not to worry—the crows have picked them clean!), and the shelters are still piled out side the shed. The city did put in an additional five horseshoe pits for a two-day seniors games event, but like the already unused four, they are collecting weeds, and will soon deteriorate and become just metal rods sticking out of the ground. Oh, maybe she is referring to the dog park—that must be it! Its great (if you have a dog), I have witnessed some good fights there, and heard some choice words—something we would want all our kids to hear. Margot Mckenzie Richmond

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Reform the Senate? Why not just make it disappear Editor: Balwant Sanghera frequently offers opinions in letters to the editor that suggest he is an individual who gives serious thought to issues of significance locally, provincially and nationally. In his letter of Oct. 12th he comments on the matter of Senate reform. He states that we need an upper house of “sober, elected, equitable and effective second thought.” In an earlier paragraph he expresses the opinion that in its present form it is undemocratic, useless and a waste of taxpayers money. Our founding fathers included it in our governing structure as a chamber for sober, second thought. I’m inclined to think that in doing so they were more than a little influenced by the intemperate drinking habits of elected politicians of the day. Why they believed that unelected Senators with more time on their hands and less responsibility would be more inclined to be sober is beyond my comprehension. Many years ago, so many in fact that it seems like a previous incarnation, when I was working on my Masters degree in political science I was required to write an essay on the Senate. I found it to be an interesting topic and after reading everything I could find was forced to conclude that its existence was indeed a useless and wasteful expenditure of public money. At that time what consideration was given to making it an elected body was strongly influenced by observations of the American experience of frequent gridlock between their elected Senate and elected House of Representatives. Something which is very evident in the present day. That was not, and is not, a contributor to effective government. There is no question that doing the intelligent thing of abolishing this multimillion dollar drain on our taxes through a constitutional amendment would be difficult to achieve. It is, however, a much better alternative than making it a more obstructive body by giving it even a hint of being more democratic by indirect elections. A unique approach to proving how little it contributes to good government—that’s what we want, isn’t it?—would be for the prime minister to simply stop filling vacancies and the passage of

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One Million Dead Every Year: Utter Madness ‘Road carnage’ is a the world each year and loaded term, ‘carnage’ was the leading cause of usually referring to death among children extensive slaughter 10 – 19 years of age. especially of human These numbers, based on beings in battle. Using statistics compiled for the this term in reference to year 2002, are broken the accumulated fatalities down by sex, age group, and injuries from road WHO region and income crashes, therefore, begs level. Cedric Hughes Barrister & Solicitor qualification by the In addition, in the www.roadrules.ca numbers. When we talk 2004 report, road traffic about ‘road carnage’ what do we really mean? injury-related deaths are included in rankings Do we know with any degree of accuracy how for the 12 leading causes of death and disabilitymany people have been killed or injured in road adjusted life years (DALYs). This document was crashes in the 20th Century? described as “the outcome of a collaborative In 1962, the World Health Organization effort by institutions and individuals. Over [WHO], the directing and coordinating 100 experts, from all continents and different authority for health within the United Nations sectors including transport, engineering, health, system, based on returns for ‘motor vehicle police, education and civil society …” accidents’ from the 47 member states in 1957, According to some statisticians, there is a reported well over 100,000 fatalities in the ratio of 120 injuries for every one fatality. If the world annually from ‘road traffic accidents’ global number is one million people killed in and that the number was increasing. At this crashes each year, then the global number of time it said, “The situation arises from man’s injuries is 120 million each year. own activities and amounts to the casualties The World Health Organization calls traffic of a moderate-scale war—every year.” (Road fatalities and injury a global epidemic, and Traffic Accidents, WHO, 1962, p13) one of, if not the greatest, worldwide public This 1962 report went on to say that “Loss health problem. The WHO website notes that of life from road traffic accidents has increased “Projections indicate that these figures will to such an extent that in highly developed increase by about 65% over the next 20 years countries such accidental deaths exceed the unless there is new commitment to prevention. combined deaths from all infectious and Nevertheless, the tragedy behind these figures communicable diseases: in the United States in attracts less mass media attention than other, 1957, deaths at all ages from all infectious and less frequent types of tragedy.” It notes that communicable diseases were 24,256; those unsafe road traffic systems are seriously from road traffic accidents were 38,702 harming global public health and development (WHO, 1960)”. and as contending “that the level of road traffic In 2004, the World Report on Road Traffic injury is unacceptable and that it is largely Injury Prevention jointly produced by the avoidable.” WHO and the World Bank— the first such report of its kind—estimated that some 1.2 …by Cedric Hughes, Barrister & Solicitor million people were killed and 50 million with regular weekly contributions from Leslie McGuffin, LL.B. injured in traffic collisions on the roads around

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Earth’s molten core. It wasn’t all foolishness, however. I attended an economic development panel, at which physician and cabinet minister Margaret MacDiarmid described the continuing extension of rural cell phone and internet service underway since the extension of the B.C. government’s contract with Telus. There was not a discouraging word about cell phone towers, the innovation that spawned the anti-wireless cult in California many years ago. Quite the contrary. MacDiarmid was beseeched to get cell service to northern Vancouver Island and un-serviced parts of the Interior, and to cut through the multi-ministry maze still required for routine approval of towers. Cell phones save lives on remote highways. In the main hall, supposedly experienced municipal leaders continued to parrot fear of “microwaves” and such drivel, either because they believe it or because they are pandering to those who do. This continued on talk radio, which stoked the smart meter “controversy”

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Getting the candidates’ green thoughts The Richmond Review asked council and mayoral candidates for the Nov 19 civic election “What green initiative would you undertake or promote as an elected official?” Here are the answers of those we were able to conctact: Carol Day, Richmond Independent Team of Electors The number one green Initiative is to save the 136 acres in the Garden City lands for parkland, agriculture, recreation and conservation. Stopping the VAFFC proposal to ship Jet fuel anywhere on the Fraser River estuary and stopping the 80 million litre jet fuel tank farm, is critical to our environment. We need to partner with the Richmond School District to provide support and supplies to educate students about the benefits of going green, because they are our future. We need to lobby TransLink for additional routes for buses and trains that are convenient and affordable for people. Derek Dang, Richmond First I would promote education of the ongoing programs we have at the city specifically recycling in all forms: whether it’s food recycling in our green cans, composting or electronic goods that are kept out of the land

fill. The city has a comprehensive program for things like cooking grease and paint and paint can recycling. I don’t believe we do a good enough job advertising the many ways we can protect the planet by using the City resources that are already available. I’d encourage the expanded use of tap water—I know we can get rid of our dependence on bottled water. De Whalen, Richmond Citizens’ Association I would promote a strategy of bringing the Garden City lands into active production as a food growing centre and a natural recreational area. Raised walking paths would educate us on the importance of a bog ecosystem and provide respite from the city hustle and bustle. In other areas, farmers would lease land for incubator farms or “no pesticide” test acreages. City centre residents could have community garden plots to create “community” in the midst of highrise anonymity. A farmers market could sell fresh produce. A “buy local/ eat local” initiative employing the unique qualities of the lands could attract tourists. Michael Wolfe, RITE I will bring an environmental educator’s voice and begin a meaningful dialogue on initiatives for people and businesses, through biweekly

public meetings. We require structural changes that assist people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature. Policymaking decisions should be in the hands of those closest to the impacts. Currently our citizens are working on campaigns to address environmental justice issues (i.e. jet fuel pipeline, abuse of ALR farmland, illegal tree removal). I will work tirelessly for locally enforceable bylaws that reject limitless economic production and unsustainable environmental policies set by provincial and federal governments.

independent Human activities are generally doing harm to our planet and negatively affect the way we live our lives. We hope to improve the quality of our lives by developing and achieving faster economic growth. But the required higher population density and greater human activity result in increasing

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The seventh annual World Food Day Celebration returns to Richmond Cultural Centre on Saturday, Oct. 15. Starting at 11 a.m. members of the public are invited to visit the various display booths, try out food samples and attend a free film festival. World Food Day is celebrated internationally and was launched

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From Page 21 Richard Lee, independent mayoral candidate I support the 2¢ per litre gas tax voted in by the Mayors’ Council. I would take the appropriate measures to ensure that part of the money raised by this gas tax will be well spent on further improvements to the overall bus system in our city, as well as to the system of connecting buses to and from our Canada Line. Make certain that further part of the money raised will be spent on improving our overall road system and congested intersections in Richmond. I also support Garden City Lands, bike lanes and walking trails. Chak Au, RITE Develop a comprehensive City Green Plan, which will become a shared vision and partnership between the city, school district, health, nonprofit organizations, businesses and the community. The plan will include goals and targets to be achieved through education, capital improvement programs, regulations, tax incentives and volunteerism. Adopt a green development plan for the Garden City Lands that will support community gardens/farming, ecotourism and urban agriculture education. Initiate a Green Incentive program to assist the city, businesses and households to keep track of their progress in reducing carbon footprint, including energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other good practices. Ken Johnston, Richmond First As President of Canada’s only carbon neutral courier company I have been immersed in the culture of sustainability since 2003. I bring my private industry experiences to the City environment. I will continue to

support the City of Richmond’s Corporate Sustainability Policy and Strategic Climate Change program. There will be a “green “lens on the operating practices of all City Departments. From planning and development, City building operations to our waste management programs the impact on the environment will be examined. Aggressive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through building retrofits, energy savings and fleet fuel savings will be achieved. Linda McPhail, Richmond First Richmond has a goal of 70% waste diversion by 2015. Two initiatives I will advocate for are: •increased participation in the “The Green Can “program food scraps collection with expansion of the service to include businesses or multiunits residences such as apartments, condominiums, or townhouses. •Richmond was the first municipality in BC to introduce the public spaces recycling initiative branded “Go Recycle.” I believe this three-month pilot program, which ends this month, is very successful and I will support expansion of this recycling initiative to include more locations across Richmond. Bill McNulty, Richmond First I would continue to enhance the recycling services that Richmond has begun and continue single-family and expand to multi-family and public spaces recycling like the Garry Point Park. I would take the next move to create an ecosystem depot by increasing the recycling depot services on Lynas Lane by expanding the number of products that citizens can recycle. At the same time I would expand the wide range of initiatives reducing energy consumption in all corporate facilities using renew-

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Greener newspaper boxes to reduce litter, de-clutter stations by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Three new newspaper boxes are part of a city plan to reduce the amount of litter and clutter around Canada Line stations since the line opened in 2009. The recent additions, which came at limited cost to the city thanks to its recentlysigned five year street-furniture contract, will be examined to see what kind of impact they have on the garbage problem, City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said. Depending on their success, more could be introduced to other parts of the city, he said. The city plan calls for the existing newspaper boxes, which come in all shapes, sizes and states of disrepair, to be slowly phased out. That should reduce the visual clutter around these stations, Townsend said. By forcing transit users to make the decision to open a door, and take a newspaper, that tends to make them feel more responsible over its disposal, he said, when compared to being handed a newspaper by a hawker. Since the Canada Line opened, the city has added more garbage receptacles both inside and outside the stations, as well as increased staffing to address the littering issue. Eventually, the city may be adding street vendors adjacent to the Canada Line stations, which should also reduce garbage, Townsend explained. With vendors taking responsibility for their areas and overseeing their spaces, that will encourage transit users to act responsibly, and deter passers-by from openly littering.

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B.C. eyes higher fees to push smokers to quit Controversial MSP premium surcharge on table: de Jong

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smokers would be a new stick to persuade smokers to quit, on top of existing taxes on cigarettes and a growing plethora of restrictions on where tobacco addicts can light up. “I think smokers would be upset to be singled out,” de Jong said. “But we want them to be upset because they are engaged in a behaviour that is costing the rest of society billions of dollars. “These are controversial steps. If you’re a non-smoker, they’re less controversial.” A higher MSP premium on smokers could help raise extra money for the embattled health system, de Jong added. The minister warned the government plans to carve money out of existing health spending to fund new initiatives to prevent chronic illness and reduce longterm costs. B.C. already spends nearly $100 million a year on health promotion and disease prevention. Victoria’s latest move

“These are controversial steps. If you’re a non-smoker, they’re less controversial.” - Mike de Jong is to fully fund nicotine patches and other smoking cessation aids. Smokers will no longer have the excuse of not being able to afford to pay for help to quit smoking, de Jong said, adding the $15 million required will come from other parts of the health budget. “We think it’s a good investment,” he said. Smokers make up just 14 per cent of the B.C. population – the lowest rate in Canada – but de Jong said cutting that to 12 or 10 per cent would still save billions of dollars. The province intends to go considerably further in promoting prevention and primary care, de Jong said, in areas ranging from weight loss and exercise to salt avoidance and the risks of sugary drinks. But there’s no new

money to pay for such initiatives, he said, so cash must come out of existing health care spending in other areas. De Jong wouldn’t say what types of programs may be cut to raise more for prevention, but said he expects the choices will be difficult. “The transition is not going to be easy,” he said. B.C.’s health budget has climbed from $4.8 billion in 1990, when it made up 32 per cent of all government spending, to $16 billion now or 45 per cent. “We keep plundering other budgets to feed an insatiable appetite in health care,” de Jong said. “We are going to have to live within our means in health care and actually shift the emphasis.”

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ArtiďŹ cial turf takes the pressure off natural ďŹ elds Local fields used to be like playing on sand after Xmas by Don Fennell

use the artificial turf fields for practice and some games, especially for the younger players, and have the older teams play on the grass fields,â&#x20AC;? said Barnes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the culture has become that the artificial turf fields are the best for games whereas traditionalists would say grass sur-

relating to the health and safety of artificial turfs, the City of Richmond consulted Vancouver Coastal Health for its opinion. Its reply, based on the advice from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, concluded there were no significant concerns related to the use of artificial turfs locally

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Not even a decade ago, sports groups were voicing concerns over the rapidly deteriorating condition of the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing surfacesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;notably natural grass surfaces which bore the brunt of an increasing number of participants in sports such as soccer. One letter writer to The Richmond Review in 2004 went so far as to call Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports fields at the time â&#x20AC;&#x153;a joke.â&#x20AC;? The writer, who coached or had been involved in soccer and baseball for 25 years in Richmond, said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;ashamedâ&#x20AC;? of our soccer fields and noted that in the previous three weeks local womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer teams had many of their games cancelled because fields allocated to them were not playable. Today, many youth are so conditioned to playing on artificial turf theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d prefer not to play any games on natural grass fields. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the apparently few downsides of artificial turf, said Roger Barnes, a B.C. Soccer director who, while chair of the Richmond Youth Soccer Association in 2005, helped to spearhead a successful partnership between the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 soccer associations and the city to convert a large portion of Hugh Boyd Park into artificial turf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was our idea to

â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 30 per cent of practices used to be cancelled because ďŹ elds were too wet to play on.â&#x20AC;? - Roger Barnes faces are better. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same everywhere and whether we swing back sometime or not, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? Artificial turf is made from synthetic fibres which look like natural grass. It was first used in pro sports by Major League Baseball when the Houston Astros opened the Astrodome in 1966, but has developed greatly since then and today is generally deemed to be as safe to play on as natural grass. In late 2008, after learning of concerns

and â&#x20AC;&#x153;results should provide a level of comfort for operators and users.â&#x20AC;? Eric Stepura, Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager of sports and community events, said the concerns were related to one particular type of turf product, an old technology which was not used locally. The upsides of artificial turfs appear numerous, and those at Hugh Boyd Park, Minoru Park, King George Park and Richmond Secondary School provide muchneeded facilities to accommodate both the

Don Fennell photo With more than 4,000 organized players in Richmond, soccer in particular has made the most of the increasing number of artiďŹ cial turf ďŹ elds.

cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth and seniors, said Barnes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our youth have moved almost entirely to artificial turf which has freed up better grass fields for men and women to use,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And as a result both groups have benefitted with improved playing surfaces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The quality of our grass fields compared to five to eight years ago is huge. Previously they were almost bare of grass by November and it was like playing on sand after Christmas.â&#x20AC;? See Page 28

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have a headache for a week,” he said. “We still get ankle injuries like we used to, but I haven’t found there are any more major injuries.” And playing on the artificial turf at Hugh Boyd Park has also provided a definite home-field advantage for the school’s football teams, said Haddow, noting the Trojans have won 90 per cent of their home games since the turf was installed. “It’s a big adjustment going from turf to grass now if the kids are growing up on it,” he added. Given his druthers, longtime baseball volunteer Serj Sangara also prefers natural grass to artificial turf. But he said that’s not realistic to meet the growing needs of athletes, both elite and recreational, who are also demanding quality facilities. He believes artificial turf is a good compromise, even for a traditional sport like baseball. “If it didn’t have turf, (the University of B.C. Thunderbirds) would have lost a lot of their games last season,” he said. “I would be a proponent of an artificial turf in Richmond, but if that’s going to happen it has to be mostly for baseball so we can foster the growth of the game the way it has been in other areas.” See Page 29


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Most players adjust quickly to artificial turf From Page 28 As for safety, Sangara said most players seem to adjust quickly to playing on artificial turf. He said the bounces are generally true. “It’s a lot better than playing on a natural grass field in May or June that’s still beat up at the shortstop spot,” he said. “And it’s also good for training the younger kids because it would be available the whole year.” Richmond’s first artificial turf field opened in 2002. Known as Minoru 2 (the smaller field to the west of the oval), it cost $1.2 million to build. The total cost included improvements to the existing drainage system, site preparation and installing fencing. Its life expectancy was originally estimated to be between eight and 12 years. But Mike Redpath, senior program manager for the City of

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Ford gives the 2012 Edge and Explorer an EcoBoost by Jim Robinson Special to Black Press

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f you don’t think the automakers are doing enough for the environment, read on. While almost every manufacturer is starting to roll out electrified vehicles, the fact remains the internal combustion engine will be here for years to come. But major advances are being made and one comes from Ford with its EcoBoost technology. By integrating independent variable valve timing, piston cooling jets, direct fuel injection, more efficient turbocharging and lessening friction in internal mass Ford is now significantly increasing EcoBoost production. In effect, an EcoBoost V6 has the power and torque of the V8 and the new 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder, the focus of this story, has the power of a V6 along with four-cylinder fuel economy. This engine will start appearing in the 2012 Ford Explorer and 2012 Edge coming this fall. With 240 hp and 270 lb/ft of torque, it has 30 more horsepower and 15 lb/ ft of torque more than the 4.0-litre V6 found in the 2010 Explorer. That’s right, more ponies and torque from an engine half the size. Ford recently had a group of Cana-

dian autowriters out to its sprawling proving grounds in Romeo, Michigan, to try out the new power plant in the 2012 Edge and Explorer. The 2.0-litre appears almost tiny especially when sitting in an engine bay designed for a big V6. Other than the engine, both models are identical to the current 2011 Edge and Explorer except a 3.5-litre V6 is now standard replacing the old 4.0-litre. The 2.0-litre will be a $1,000 option and only available on front-wheeldrive versions. All-wheel-drive models offer strictly the 3.5-litre. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission available. We had a very busy day in Romeo with other activities such as comparing the Focus to the Honda Civic for ride and handling and the Focus against the Hyundai Elantra for fuel economy not to mention a chance to wail away in a 444 hp Boss Mustang. I did the Focus briefly and didn’t go for the Mustang as I wanted as much seat time in the Edge and Explorer as possible. The exercise was primarily on public roads but also a road course on the proving grounds with a lot of elevation changes and very tight corners. First up was an Explorer, the midrange XLT model, with 18-inch aluminum wheels and the transmission with Selectshift sequential manual mode. See Page 32

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The big payoff is in fuel savings

Ford is expanding its EcoBoost engines for its cars and trucks with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the 2012 Edge and 2012 Explorer (XLT model shown) that feature the power of a V6.

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But that would be just plain stupid and I was eager to find out just how much I could minimize my weekly fuel bill by plugging in overnight. Would the premise live up to the promise? First, George from GM gave me the walk-around. And it struck me again how good-looking the car is, smooth and sleek with slippery aerodynamics rivaled only by GM’s first EV1. The rear end is aggressively styled with an almost Camaro-like aura of machismo, and black panels contrast the body colour in a handsome two-tone treatment that garnered compliments all week, based on esthetics alone. The Volt has an elegant modernity that reflects its unique abilities without resorting to the over-the-top techno styling eccentricities of some adolescent science experiment. Inside, you’ll find tech-nerd heaven with a variety of display screens and a unique console that sets the Volt apart. The T-shaped battery, running down the centre of the car like a drive tunnel, forces a four-bucket seat layout. Second row space is limited. Like many compacts, the Volt serves best as a couple’s car with occasional rear seat use only. Looking back through the hatchback gives a splitwindow rear view a la Honda CR-X or Pontiac Aztek (the last time I will mention that vehicle in comparison). The rear cargo area is reasonably roomy (300 litres) with cubbies and fuse access on the sides and a floor panel that folds up to reveal the 120V removable charger, a compressor (no spare tire) and access to the batteries. Familiarization over, I left GM Canada, the electric motor whirring as quietly as a golf cart, the battery fully charged with a 65 km range reading. I topped up the tank with 66 cents worth of gas for an accurate fuel economy test. The drive home from GM Canada is almost exactly 100 km and I watched the EV range tick down until the gasoline engine kicked in at 67.8 km. See Page 35

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Kia has added a hybrid to its mid-size Optima model lineup for 2011. It is can be driven at 100 km/h on battery power alone. It is shown painted in Light Platinum Graphite which is exclusive to the Optima Hybrid.

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Volt is an able performer From Page 33 If you pay attention when that gas engine starts you can detect a thrumming vibration but the transition usually seems seamless. The Volt is astonishingly quiet, the only sound coming from air drag and the low-rolling resistance tires hitting the pavement. There are very specific circumstances at highway speed when that gas engine will directly assist the powertrain but you won’t notice and those technical details are better explored online than in this short review. With the engine running the generator over the last 22 km, my total fuel usage over the 100 km drive home was 1.6 litres. Pretty good but you can see why the car was designed for those predictable commuters. The more you drive on gasoline-generated electricity, the higher your fuel consumption average will creep. This car wasn’t really meant for me because, as a news photographer, I drive from assignment to assignment, beyond simple two-way commuting. But somehow, on the second day, I did even better, plugging in at work whenever possible to replenish the battery, managing a 110 km day of pure EV driving, and using no gas at all. On Day 3, I drove it like I’d stolen it. I had almost depleted the battery the day before and did not charge it overnight. I was trying for a worst fuel economy scenario. And

Chevrolet Volt 2012 BODY STYLE: Extended range electric sedan DRIVE METHOD: front-engine, frontwheel-drive ENGINE: 110 kW primary motor; 55 Kw secondary motor, 1.4-litre DOHC inline four-cylinder (149 hp, 273 lb/ft combined) FUEL ECONOMY: As tested, 2.18L/100km (comb) PRICE: Base price $41,545 I was trying hard, power mode set on sport, air conditioner pumping away, flooring the pedal gleefully at every opportunity. This car may have been designed for tech-savvy earlyadopters but even performance buffs would raise an eyebrow at the Volt’s wheel-spinning acceleration. There’s plenty of snap off the line, poised smooth and sure handling, and enough mid-range oomph and passing power to please. I could probably have applied myself further with an added load of luggage, but the worst mileage I managed that day averaged out to 6.8L/100km. Even when you’re pushing the limits, the inherent hybrid traits of regenerative braking and idle-stop ignition mitigate fuel usage. A few last quick facts. The battery warranty is for 8yrs/160,000km. Sample electricity costs per full charge average $1.14 in B.C., but utility prices will vary.

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Kia’s enjoyable hybrid From Page 34 On the left side of the instrument panel, the tachometer has been replaced by a round energy display called the Eco Guide. It is marvelously simple with a needle showing when the car is on battery or engine power or a combination of both. On the lower left spoke of the steering wheel is a little green button marked “Eco”. The Optima Hybrid operates in the energy conservation mode at all times unless the driver turns the Eco mode off. This provides more power for sporty motoring and does make a noticeable difference in the driving characteristics of the car. The electric steering was positive if a bit heavy at slower speeds but far better than the first generation that were slow to react and felt dead on centre. The six-speed automatic has adaptive learning and is able to adjust itself to suit the driving style of the person behind the wheel.

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On the outward part of the drive I got the fuel consumption down from 7.4L/100 km at start to as low at 6.6L/100 km at one point. That changed dramatically back to 7.3L/100 km with the Eco off through the mountains. On flat ground and driving with a light right foot getting down to around 6L/100 km in real world driving is definitely possible. When it comes to safety, the Optima Hybrid leaves nothing out with six airbags, anti-whiplash front active headrests, four-wheel antilock brakes, Electronic Stability Control, a Traction Control System, a Brake Assist System and Hill Assist Control) all being standard. This is a very enjoyable car to drive and, frankly, I almost forgot it was hybrid because of the way it felt and handled. There are more and more hybrids on the road but this is the best I’ve driven to date.

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One-owner townhome in Terra Nova’s prestigious Maquinna. Rarely offered, featuring master bedroom on the main floor, 2 bedrooms plus den up. Gourmet kitchen with nook, hardwood down, California shutters throughout. Private yard with exposure to Terra Nova Park and the North Shore mountains. 2,225 sq.ft of luxury adult living. Call today for your private viewing. Offered at $925,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2 – 4

HUNTLEY WYND! • $628,000 ~ #87 - 6600 LUCAS ROAD ~

#21-6000 BARNARD DRIVE

Seafair Realty – #550-9100 Blundell Road, Richmond – 604-273-3155

Helen Pettipiece.com

Prestigious townhome with stream and garden views from every window! Immaculate! Many upgrades! Spacious (2,216sq.ft.) 2 bedroom and den, plus extra family room or third bedroom! 2-1/2 baths! Storage galore! Double parking! Easy-toview! Call Charmaine or Julia.

Client Focused Real Estate

604.341.7997 Sutton Group Seafair Realty • #550 - 9100 Blundell Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 1K3

8280 MIRABEL COURT

DYKE PROPERTY! • $1,898,000 ~ 8471 SEAFAIR DRIVE ~ LUXURY & LOCATION! Contemporary newer home of 3,285sq.ft on RARE 8,881sq.ft. lot! Excellent condition with exceptional floorplan! Four bedrooms (1 on main floor) plus huge games room! Every major room has clear view to Vancouver Island! Live the Life! Call Charmaine or Julia.

sutton group – seafair realty • 604.273.3155

Gracious and spacious family friendly home in prestigious and quiet cul-de-sac located close to great schools, parks and central Richmond shopping and amenities. This lovingly cared for home features 4 bedrooms, games room, two and a half bathrooms, entertainment sized living room and dining room, lovely landscaped back garden and attached double car garage. Excellent neighbourhood near Sunnymede West and Huntley Wynd.

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One Bedrooms from $259,900 _____ Two Bedrooms from $359,900

COMING FALL 2011 · REGISTER NOW O M · 604 303 8819 9 ORCHARDRICHMOND.COM This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering may only be made with a disclosure statement. The developer reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein. E.&O.E.


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Bob Schmitz

Real Estate 604.715.3694 for Real People

W E S T M A R

460 Lancaster Cr - Open House Sun 2-4

L I S T I N G S

Huge revenue potential!!!!! Possible Bed & Breakfast or rent to flight crews or BCIT students. You may even build a coach house at the back of property. Amazing location. Very well kept 8 year old custom built home offers almost 2700sf open concept layout. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double Sea I garage, lane access with gorgeous back yard. Amazing Asking $885,000 year old

201 - 8535 Jones Road CATALINA. Located in south central Richmond. Clean and tidy. Engineered hardwood floors, designer paint colors. Functional layout. Good size balcony. Close to schools, shopping, transit & Canada Line. Great starter home or investment. Asking $277,000.

326-12873 Railway Ave - Open House Sat 3-5 Westwater Views. Rancher in the sky, sunny, bright and warm, 1379 sf, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with vaulted ceilings. Absolutely gorgeous top floor unit with southeast outlook. Secured parking. Short walk to Steveston Village. Asking $549,900

249-7293 Moffatt Rd - Open House Sat 1-3 Dorchester Circle. One bedroom, south-facing, sunny, very functional 677 sq ft unit overlooking beautiful quiet courtyard. Amenities include: outdoor pool, exercise room and sauna/steam room. Rentals allowed. Quick possession possible. Easy access to schools, shopping and Canada Line. Asking $225,000 RE/MAX WESTCOAST

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220 WELLINGTON CRESCENT • OFFERED @ $689,000 Another great opportunity to move into Richmond’s best kept secret.

• OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 4PM •

This warm and inviting 4 bedroom home has had a number of great updates over the years but stayed within the charm of the old neighbourhood. Original gleaming fir flooring throughout the wide open floor plan of the main floor level. Also on the main is a generous size bedroom with loads of natural light. Oversized dining room for the larger sized table and chairs, and a bright updated kitchen with eating area. Upstairs you have 3 bedrooms and a ton of storage. There is also a loft area in one of the bedrooms. Great for the kids to hang out in. Around 1800 sqft of comfortable living on a huge 7200 sqft very private and fully fenced corner lot. Convenient to all transportation and safe for the family. Come home to Burkeville today. See what you have been missing.

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NOW SELLING!

Do not miss the opportunity to own a home at The Gardens, South Richmond’s best-selling new home community that includes the 6000 Sq.Ft. Gardens Club and a 12 acre park at its doorstep.

One bedroom homes starting at $228,800 Two bedroom homes starting at $298,800 Be one of the first to own a new home in this unique South Richmond location. It’s in your nature.

Presentation Centre located at 10640 No. 5 Road, Richmond. Open Daily 12-5pm, closed Fridays or by appointment 604.271.3331

www.liveatthegardens.ca

The developer reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein. E.&O.E.

130 HOMES SOLD IN 120 DAYS! FINAL PHASE NOW SELLING! SURREY’S FASTEST SELLING COMMUNITY

ASK ABOUT OUR $5,000* ONE BED PROMO TODAY! 1 Bedroom

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Due to the unprecedented success of Edgewater, we’ve already released the final homes! A special place for a luck y few… this stunning collec tion of l u x u r i o u s a n d i n s p i r i n g h o m e s i n S o u t h S u r r e y p e r f e c t l y c o m p l e m e n t t h e spec tacular resor tlike setting. Spacious open floorplans, beautifully appointed interiors and large view decks or patios offer the perfec t place to live a beautiful and privileged life.

edgewaterliving.com Prices and promotions on select homes and are subject to change without notice. notice Ask for details today. today Net HST included for owner occupier only. E. & O. E.

With 11 acres of Edgewater’s 14 acres dedicated to waterscapes and natural green space - overlooking the scenic Nicomekl River and close to South Surrey’s fabulous amentities, you should be prepared to have your expectations notonly met, but wonderfully exceeded!

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SuttonSeafair.com

SAT 2 - 4

8520 Greenfield Dr., RMD $898,000 Jose (Joey) Ong 604-351-2142

#201 - 1704 56th St, TSAW $349,000

Aaron Munro 604-868-7858

Aaron Munro 604-868-7858

Jose (Joey) Ong 604-351-2142

#429 - 9288 Odlin Rd., RMD $488,000 Emily Ching 604-722-9655

SUN 2 - 4

Emily Ching 604-722-9655

SAT/ SUN 2 - 4

#104 - 8700 Ackroyd Rd., RMD $278,000 Rosemarie Vaughan 604-314-6912

Rosemarie Vaughan 604-314-6912

#39 -11160 Kingsgrove Ave,RMD $379,000 Merilee McCaffery 604-307-9722

SAT/ SUN 2 - 4

11171 Steveston Hwy, RMD $585,000 Jose (Joey) Ong 604-351-2142

Tina Gonzalez 778-837-1144

3091 Broadway St, RMD $878,000 Tina Gonzalez 778-837-1144

SUN 2 - 4

SUN 2 - 4 SAT 2-4

Merilee McCaffery 604-307-9722

#406 - 20268 54th, LANGLEY $209,000 Merilee McCaffery 604-307-9722

#172-18701 66th Ave, CLOVERDALE $333,900 Merilee McCaffery 604-307-9722

Jeanie Ho 604-783-0859

#605 - 8248 Lansdowne Rd., RMD $435,000 Jeanie Ho 604-783-0859

#25 - 9339 Alberta Rd., RMD $499,000 Jeanie Ho 604-783-0859

NEW PRICE!

2 BED/ 2 BATH/ VIEW

205-8760 Westminster Hwy, RMD $206,000 RENOVATED!

#1201 - 5911 Alderbridge, RMD $355,000 Monika Bergler 604-220-1066

Lydia Dowa 778-839-2768

SUN 2 - 4

#602 - 8120 Lansdowne Rd., RMD $618,800 Louise Uy 604-788-4549

Lydia Dowa

1182 Fairway Views Wynd, TSAW $448,800

778-839-2768

Courtney Anderson 604-763-5794

604-763-5794

SAT 2 - 4

SUN 1:30 - 3:30

#19 - 8051 Ash, RMD $635,000

8280 Mirabel Court, RMD $908,000

Ricki Willing

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997

#8 - 3473 W. River Rd, LADNER $598,000 Ricki Willing 604-788-9727

Helen Pettipiece

#209 - 8600 Lansdowne Rd, RMD $335,000

#304 - 2388 Kingsway, VAN $228,800

604-341-7997

Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997

Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

Courtney Anderson

Louise Uy 604-788-4549

#605 - 5860 Dover Cres., RMD $498,000 Diana Dickey 604-618-7060

SAT/ SUN 2 - 4

604-788-9727

#206 - 14200 Riverport Wy, RMD $405,000

Diana Dickey

Diana Dickey 604-618-7060

604-618-7060

604-814 Royal Ave., NEW WEST $310,000

7688 Selkirk, VAN $1,788,800

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#424 - 4600 Westwater Dr., RMD $535,000 Helen Pettipiece 604-341-7997

Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

#123 - 8751 General Currie, RMD $428,800

Izabela Wasiela

OPEN BY APPT

D JUST SOL

Iryna S. 604-763-3669

#217 - 4600 Westwater Dr., RMD $409,000 Iryna S. 604-763-3669

Trisha Murphy 604-312-7621

285 66A Street, TSAW $1,329,000 Trisha Murphy 604-312-7621

Izabela Wasiela 604-779-8045

604-779-8045

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


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Thinking of moving to White Rock, S. Surrey? Call me.

SHARON 604-240-8531 CRAPKO

Bianca Myddleton

sharon@macrealty.com

Personal Real Estate Corp.

OPEN SAT & SUN 2:00-4:00

604-535-7653

9140 RYAN COURT

Gracious family home with 3 bedrooms (or 4), 3 bathrooms on quiet cul-de-sac near schools, shops and South Arm Park. Numerous updates including: oak floors; vinyl windows; furnace; kitchen; built in vacuum; in-ground sprinklers etc. Great home for entertaining be garden parties or formal diners. Lots of room for growing family! Come to the open or call Sharon Crapko 604-240-8531 MacDonald Realty Westmar

HomeLife Benchmark Realty Corp.

Grandview Heights • 1 Acre Estate Home • High end finishing & mouldings • Master on the main plus • 2 storey plus full walk out basement home office • Over 8000 sq. ft., 6 bdrms, 8 baths • Private acreage • 3 car garage with bonus • Gourmet kitchen with detached 4 car garage Viking appliances • Open floor plan with formal living • and much more… & dining rooms

Offered for $3,388,000 Call Bianca Myddleton for more information 604-535-7653

MacDonald Realty – Westmar – #203 - 5188 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC, V7C 5S7 • 604-279-9822

Chantrell Park Estates • New rebuilt home in quiet location • 2 storey plus full basement • Over 6500 sq. ft., 6 bdrms, 5 baths • Granite counters, hardwood floors • Open floor plan with formal living & dining rooms • Master on the main plus home office

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• 4 bedrooms up with ensuites & den • Fully finished basement ready for media room • Lots of detail & great location • 3 car garage • Chantrell Creek Elem. & Elgin Park Sec. school catchments

Offered for $2,228,000 Call Bianca Myddleton for more information 604-535-7653 Woodridge Estates 106 7411 Minoru Blvd. Richmond • Over 880 sq. ft., 2 bdrm., 1 bath • Large open floor plan • Living room with fireplace • Large west facing balcony • In-suite laundry

Get Your FREE Guide

• 1 car underground parking • Outdoor pool & equipped gym • Close to Skytrain, city hall • Rentals ok, no age restriction • Quick possession available

“Buying a Home in British Columbia” Call 604-279-3815 (24 hour recording) or email

bill@vinesdemooy.com

Offered for $282,000

Provided by Bill de Mooy, MacDonald Realty Westmar. 604.274.2222

Call Bianca Myddleton for more information 604-535-7653

Keri RyanFrasca Zhang

Harry Garcha

778.828.2925 604.418.2787

604.618.9605

Bruce Larkin May Lau Ian Pounder

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Kingswood Pub & Liquor Store on right address! A showstopper No with 5 Rd.the Long term business in a great in every way and open days. location. Call Victor Cheungmost 604.505.8838 Pre-inspection report to qualified or Wayne Kinna 604.290.2621. buyers. Reduced to $1,199,000. $739,000! 2291 UPLAND DRIVE Wayne 604.290.2621 Stunning Fraserview area home w/many upgrades including: air cond., granite in #15 - 9339 Alberta Rd, Richmond kitchen & bathrooms, 9 camera security Two HW bedroom 2-1/2 bathroom system, radiant/ heating. townhouse. 100 sq ft 604.418.2996. deck, parks and Come see with Richard, schools nearby… MASTERPIECE BY POLYGON! Call Enrique 778-998-3072

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#5 - 7331 4 Rd. WOW! TOP No. FLOOR AT $529,000 $290,000! Four bedroom, ft townhouse. Waterside bright, 1,449 airy 1 sq bedroom & sunroom/offi rich dark flooring, sunny 2-1/2 baths,ce, side-by-side, 2-car garage. south facing w/park view. Call May 604.812.7565. #401-5880 Dover Crescent. Call Ian 778.385.1241.

3091 BROADWAY STREET, STEVESTON, $878,000 Fully renovated

$163,900!!! #208-12769 72ND AVE. West Newton, across from Kwantlen University, 1 bedroom & den, 1 parking & storage — listed below assessed value! Call Jason Hsu 778.837.4500.

#107 - 4233 Bayview, Steveston

One bedroom garden patio, end unit granite/stainless steel. Townhouse “Deerfield” #1-3051 Springfield Richmond Burnaby Richmond 778-998-3072 Call Enrique

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3 bedroom & den, 1 block to Garry Point, 2 covered parking & RV space. In a word, Beautiful! Come by & see Tina 778.837.1144!

Own a brand new 3-bdrm townhouse in the heart of Coquitlam, easy Skytrain commute! Call Ryan Zhang 604.418.2787

4702 46 Ave. Ladner

604.618.9605 778.837.1144

PRICE REDUCED! SUN .2 -4

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NOW SELLING PHASE 2 We invite you to come and view the gorgeous Nuvo 2 SHOW HOMES!

a limited collection of 2 bedroom & 2 bedroom & den townhomes

BONUS PACKAGE AVAILABLE

These beautifully designed 2 and 3 bedrooms town homes range in size from 1300 sq. ft to 1500 sq. ft and back onto a spectacular wooded area. Offering you the best of both worlds, Nuvo 2 gives the ultimate in peace and privacy along with some of the best shopping and amenities, all in the desirable neighbourhood of Morgan Creek.

for a limited time only*

Final phase now selling, priced from $300’s.

toccata embodies the art of living. perfectly situated just south of the morgan creek golf course in morgan heights, surrounded by mature trees, bike paths and wide open green space, toccata is one of those rare places where stylish urban living exists in harmony with an active outdoor lifestyle. the pace is right, availability is limited. don’t miss out!

priced from $374,900

www.nuvoliving.ca

TOCCATA

Open Daily | Noon - 5pm 15405 31 Avenue, South Surrey TEL: 604 560 5029

2929 156 Street, South Surrey. OPEN DAILY 12-5PM (except Fridays) Call Cheryl Guenther for details

604.535.5088 www.toccatacollection.com

*Limited quantity available


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NOW SELLING! FROM $498,800

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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OBITUARIES

Saw an eagle the other day; thought of you. Missing you each day, but know you are free and on your way to better things. Always in our hearts and forever to be missed. Wishing you peace and a safe journey. With all our love, your family, Mom Dorri (Drew), Dad George, Kelly and Bob, Johanna, Farrah, George, Ashley, Andrew, Alex, Jakob, Grace and his pug Charles

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OBITUARIES

MATSUMURA SHIZUKO Of Steveston B.C., born August 16th, 1918 passed away quietly and peacefully on October 10, 2011. Predeceased by her husband Seitaro, she is survived by; son, Reg (Margaret); daughters, Linda (Richard)St. Hilaire and Laverne; 4 grandchildren, Craig (Stacey), Jason (Meez), Aimee & James; 4 great grandchildren; Presley, Jameson, Sophie and Stella. She is also survived by; sisters, Miyoko Nose and Eiko Nishimura; Sisters-inLaw, Sue Nishimura and Yasue Matsumura. A Memorial Service is to be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Steveston Buddhist Temple, 4360 Garry St., Richmond, B.C. No koden by family request. If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to the Steveston Buddhist Temple. Richmond Funeral Home 8420 Cambie Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 1K1

CRAFT FAIRS

26th Annual Fall Fair Saturday Oct. 22, 10am-4pm

BEATTIE Alastair Gordon

IN MEMORIAM

BAKER, Nicholas John April 16,1982 October 2, 2010

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St. Joseph The Worker 4451 Williams Road Richmond, BC. V6Y 1X9

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 16, 1928 October 7, 2011 In loving memory of Alastair Gordon Beattie, born May 16, 1928 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and passed away peacefully on October 7, 2011 in Royal Columbian Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by wife Anne, son Bruce (Katherine), daughter Beth, grandsons Dylan, Ryley and Austin. Alastair emigrated to Canada in 1957 and greatly enjoyed life in Canada. Before retiring in 1990 he spent 31 years working in Operations at the Vancouver International Airport. He dearly loved spending time with his family and much enjoyed the time he spent in later years at the Richmond Kinsmen Adult Centre.

* Entertainment * Craft & Knitting * Home Baking * Basket Raffle * Silent Auction * Book Sale * Bottle Table * Kid’s & Youth Carnival * St. Joseph Cafe * Plant & Bulbs * Car Wash Fun for the Whole Family Admission by Donation

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

OPTICIAN TRAINING

CARLYLE SHEPHERD & CO CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

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

with offices in Kitimat, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Coquitlam, BC currently have openings for the following positions in their KITIMAT office:

BC College Of Optics

604.581.0101 www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

bcclassified.com

Responsibilities will include general accounting, compilation, review engagements and the preparation of corporate and personal income tax returns.

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTANT

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COMING EVENTS

FALL FOOD BAZAAR Sunday, October 16th, 12noon - 2pm

Steveston Buddhist Temple

Responsibilities will include working directly with a Senior Accountant on general accounting, compilation, review engagements, and the preparation of corporate and personal income tax returns. Please send your resumé, with a handwritten cover letter, to: Mr. Carlyle Shepherd, CA Carlyle Shepherd & Co. Chartered Accountants 277 City Centre Kitimat BC V8C 1T6 Community Information www.kitimat.ca

Come Early for Cash Sales.

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVER. HEAVY HAUL Co. Runs Western Canada & US. Looking for committed Class 1 driver with heavy haul low bed exp. Must be able to cross border & go into ports. Serious replies only. Fax resume to 604-853-4179.

There will be no service by request but a gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Family home 4951 Wintergreen Ave, Richmond, B.C.

Sale Jewellery, Watch & Designer Collections

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FORT Camping in Fort Langley BC is looking for a skilled winter host to assit with a variety of tasks.Must be able to interact well with customers and work well as part of a small staff team. Full-time position OctApr. This is a live in postion a full hook-up RV site is provided. Apply to Paul@duckworthmanagement.com 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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HELP WANTED

Wild & Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy!

$11 - $20 per hr! Expanding advertising company is looking for 10 people to start right away. We offer: Paid Training, scholarships, travel, advancement, & benefits. Must work well in a team atmosphere. F/T 18+.

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

Planning a VACATION? Check out bcclassified.com’s “TRAVEL” section. Class 061 - Adventures Class 062 - Bed & Breakfast Class 076 - Vacation Spots Just to name a few....

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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Applications are now being accepted for the position of Racquets Coordinator at the Steveston Community Centre. Reporting to the Community Facilities Coordinator, responsible for racquet sports programs and services, which include, but are not limited to: badminton, squash, table tennis and tennis. Provides overall vision, direction, planning and coordination of racquet sport activities. Qualifications: • Grade 12 plus two years of post-secondary education and one year of customer service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience • Knowledge of fitness and racquet sports • Standard or Emergency First Aid & CPR • Criminal record check • Basic computer skills • NCCP level I • 1 year supervisory experience preferred Deadline: October 20, 2011. For additional details visit www.stevestoncommunitysociety.com

HELP WANTED

Saturday, October 15 Hospice Cottage Thrift Store

9:30 to 4 1521- 56 St. Tsawwassen

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INFORMATION FOR MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER

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COME & PLAY! Casual games dealer positions available at Grand Villa Casino www.gatewaycasinos.com

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

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Candidates must possess a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (equivalent to a UBC Psychology major degree), plus three (3) years of recent experience working with adolescents and families. The hourly rate of pay for this assignment is $25.26, this full-time permanent position comes with an excellent benefits package and pension. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and covering letter, along with proof of course work. Please apply to competition #E-YCW-001-11-02 by 4:00 p.m. by October 19th, 2011. School District No. 38 (Richmond) Human Resources Department 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3 We appreciate the interest of all applicants but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. To learn more about the Richmond School District, please visit our website: www.sd38.bc.ca

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The Richmond School District is seeking a full time (35 hour a week) permanent Youth Connections Worker to work throughout the Secondary school system providing social, emotional, and behavioural consultation and support to Teachers, Administrators and families of students with social-emotional and/or behavioural needs.

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School District No. 38 (Richmond) The Richmond School District is seeking the following:

Relief Early Learning Facilitator This is an on-call position working in the StrongStart early learning centres to provide school-based early learning programs for children younger than school age who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The centres are designed to support the success of students when they enter Kindergarten. Candidates must possess a current ECE licence to practice and at least one year of experience working with children 0-6 years of age. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with parent/adults in a facilitator role is also required. First Aid and Food Safe certificates would be an asset. Rate of Pay: $24.93 which includes 4% holiday pay. Only those applicants who have provided a resume detailing experience and proof of qualifications will be considered. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and should be submitted before 4:00 pm Oct. 20th to: Competition ECE-01, Human Resources, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, V6Y 3E3 Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Royal LePage Westside realtor Michael Lepore has donated a total of $10,000 to Chimo’s Nova Transition House. Operated by Chimo, this Richmond-based transition home helps women and children escape violence and begin new lives. Lepore has designated Nova House as the recipient of donations from his sales commissions through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Nova Transition House co-ordinator Nancy Nguyen (right) received the cheque on behalf of Chimo.

Capt. Jen Taylor photo Air Cadet Thilina Ratnayake of Richmond receives the award for Top Staff Cadet from Camp Chief Warrant Officer Mike Turcotte at the Final Graduation Parade of the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, near Victoria.

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

Country Meadows Senior Meadows Golf Club donated $85,000 to the B.C. Cancer Foundation for prostate cancer research after its annual golf tournament. Left to right: club captain Jim Rollins, Lohn Foundation director Loyd McNicol, Dr. Marianne Sadar of the B.C. Cancer Agency and tournament chair Tim Enno. To date the club has donated more $500,000 to prostate cancer research.

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Paddy the Scarecrow invites all his friends to O'Hares GastroPub this month for a round of Halloween cheer. Meanwhile, smaller ghosts and goblins are invited to check out Steveston Scarerow Hayday throughout the village this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., an initiative of the Steveston Merchants Association.

Scarecrows spread fear throughout Steveston If you're looking for a great place to get frightened, Richmond's fishing village is the place to start. Through the end of October, scarecrows will be popping up in the store windows and on sidewalks in front of Steveston business. It's part of the second annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl, which last year saw more than 60 merchants participate. A special family-friendly event will be held this weekend. Steveston Scarecrow Hayday will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. It will feature pumpkin rolling, sack races and a children's pie-eating contest. An initiative of the Steveston Merchants Association, the crawl is part of the plan to steer business to the village throughout the year.

Last year's crawl was planned to attract people to Steveston during the cooler autumn months, and was deemed by the association as an "astounding success." Cleverly-themed scarecrows often reflect the personality of participating businesses, ranging from the traditional to the whimsical to the nautical. Some visitors even stopped to pose with the scarecrows, and checked out area businesses in the process. What makes this event particularly exciting is that new scarecrows pop up throughout the month, meaning there's always something new. And Richmond residents are invited to bring their cameras along for the fun as they visit the historic village.

ghosts of the dearly departed, who will lead guests on a spooky tour through the province's fishing history. Tours will start each day at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

and 5:30 p.m. Tickets (adults, $10, seniors $7.50, youth $5) are available at http://tinyurl.com/gulftickets. Reservations can be made by calling 604-669-9009.

Dinner, dance and masks on menu for Steveston Masquerade Ball An evening of dinner, dancing and masks is up for serve at the Steveston Community Centre on Saturday, Oct. 29, with its Steveston Masquerade Ball. The tunes will be supplied by The Compound Blues Band with special guest Sibel Thrasher. Offering up the eats is Steveston's newest eatery, Diner No. 1. Tickets are $55 plus HST, with tables of 8, and reservations available only upon request. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all guests must 19

years of age, or older. There will be a no-host bar, door prizes, and a 50/50 draw. Costumes are not required, just a party mask, and wardrobe to match. For more information, call 604-238-8094, or visit www.stevestoncommunitysociety.com. Steveston Community Centre is located at 4111 Moncton St. The event's proceeds will be earmarked for the Steveston Educational Garden Project.

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