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Locals are invited to participate in Friday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies outside City Hall, where the thousands of people who have sacrificed their lives during combat for Canada’s freedom will be remembered and honoured. The cenotaph ceremony in front of the city hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, will begin at 10:40 a.m., when Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie will be among those placing official wreaths. At the conclusion of the ceremony, marching units will parade from the cenotaph, at the No. 3 Road entrance to city hall, and head west on Granville Avenue, past a viewing stand near the Richmond School Board offices. That’s where an honoured veteran will receive parade salutes. The parade will then continue west toward Minoru Park’s parking lot, opposite Moffatt Road, and end at the Minoru Pavillion, next to the Minoru Park oval. Portions of No. 3 Road near city hall will be closed for about two-and-a-half hours to facilitate the event. Minimal traffic disruptions are expected on Granville Avenue and Minoru Boulevard.

City wants small aircraft gone Page 3

Gateway presents Mary’s Wedding Page 5

Sports should be fun Page 20

Matthew Hoekstra photo David Weber, Richmond’s chief election officer, demonstrates voting with an AutoMARK machine at city hall. For more on voting and a guide to candidates, see our election section starting on page 10.

City wants smart meter program stopped Health concerns prompt city to do ‘most that we can do’ by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Homeowners should be given the option to opt out of B.C. Hydro’s smart

meter program, civic politicians said this week. At a committee meeting Monday, city council endorsed a resolution calling on the provincial government to halt the installation of smart meters until questions around health, privacy and other concerns are answered. “This is a real strong message we’re sending to the province,” said Coun. Evelina Halsey-Brandt. “But that’s the

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most that we can do.” The city is adding its voice to a Union of B.C. Resolution adopted by the majority of B.C. municipalities in September—demanding the province back off. “We as the city who have the residents who are forced to get these meters have absolutely no authority or power to stop the installation of them.” See Page 6

Mayor Malcolm Brodie will announce today a city council decision to buy a bog forest in East Richmond. The land purchase will “create a significant addition to the city’s parks and open space network,” according to a media advisory issued Monday. The forest is a 20 hectare (49.3 acre) area off River Road in northwest Richmond. The land is zoned agricultural.

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City demands action after trio of crashes Time for small aircraft to leave Sea Island permanently, civic politicians say

Oct. 27, 2011 •A Beechcraft 100 from air carrier Northern Thunderbird Air crashed on Russ Baker Way at 4:12p.m. The crash killed the pilot and injured eight others on board. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Three plane crashes in four years on Richmond soil has prompted city council to renew its call for small aircraft to leave Sea Island. “I’ve asked staff to meet with the airport and say, let’s go,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “If there’s some foot dragging going on, then we’ll need to deal with it.” Vancouver International Airport Authority’s 20-year master plan— approved by the federal government in 2008—recommends an “ongoing mechanism for co-ordinating Lower Mainland airport activities.” And city council has called for a regional airport strategy for years, dating back to at least 1992. More recently, a citizens’ task force made the same recommendation. YVR’s South Terminal and seaplane facility has long been a regional hub for small aircraft, float planes, helicopter operations and corporate charters. But in recent years air traffic has increased over

July 9, 2009 •A Canadian Air Charters Piper Chieftain was returning to YVR. At 10:08 p.m., the aircraft disappeared from tower radar and crashed into a parking lot of a transmission shop near Bridgeport Road. Wake turbulence was blamed in the crash, which killed the two crew members on board.

courtesy CTV-BC News A Beechcraft 100 crashed on Russ Baker Way last month, killing the pilot.

Richmond—and so has the city’s population. The third crash in four years came two weeks ago, when a small plane smashed into Russ Baker Way, killing the pilot and injuring eight others while narrowly missing commuter traffic. At a council committee meeting Monday, Coun. Greg Halsey-Brandt wanted to give federal officials a

push in the form of a council resolution. He said Delta and Abbotsford airports could carry the small aircraft load Sea Island currently bears. “It requires somebody from above to get (airport officials) together, either voluntarily, or order them to get together to sort out a regional airport strategy.” But Brodie said that isn’t neces-

City Centre is getting a community police station No cops to report to new station, but they’ll do paperwork there by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A new community police station in City Centre won’t be staffed by cops, but will add something to a downtown now deserted by Richmond RCMP headquarters, Richmond’s mayor said Monday. “We have to do something as far as I’m concerned, because to withdraw such a big police presence from the City Centre and not replace it whatsoever I think would be a real mistake,” said Malcolm Brodie. In an 8-1 vote, a council committee voted to spend $573,800 over three years on a new community police station at 5671 No. 3 Rd., a city-owned building and former location of The Richmond Review. The office will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week, staffed by a civilian and used by volunteers to support crime prevention programs. A call button located on the outside of the building will be available to people in need of assistance after hours. Brodie said the station’s operations will be reviewed annually, and hours could be extended.

But Coun. Greg Halsey-Brandt, the lone councillor to vote against the plan, said he’d like to see a few officers stationed at the location, instead of simply stocking brochures and storing equipment for the bike squad. He said community stations in Steveston and South Arm used to operate that way—where officers would become intimately familiar with the surrounding neighbourhood—but no longer do. Richmond RCMP Supt. Rendall Nesset explained his policing philosophy is to have officers work in the area, but not be assigned to that particular station. “It’s really tough to spread the resources around without making yourselves really thin,” he told council. Nesset did say the officers will be encouraged to use the community station to do paperwork. In a report, staff said that will lead to increased police visibility and “increased perception of police presence.” On Monday the city held an official opening for the new RCMP headquarters, located at 11141 No. 5 Rd., behind Ironwood. The force’s former home—at 6900 Minoru Blvd.—is now subject of a study drafting ideas for a future civic precinct. If given final approval by council next Monday, the community police station could be ready within three months and would operate on a three-year trial. Preparing the building would cost $167,000, and operating costs over three years would total $406,800.

sary since city staff are now on the case. Coun. Harold Steves said YVR is large enough to survive without small aircraft, and it’s time they leave Sea Island. “I think part of the problem is we’ve been too polite,” said Steves. “I think it’s time that we simply say we want those small aircraft to go.”

Oct. 19, 2007 •A private Piper Seneca plane crashed into a 15-storey residential high-rise at 8279 Saba Rd. at 4:02 p.m. The plane had departed YVR, destined for Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. The pilot—the lone occupant—was killed and two people in the suite were injured, one seriously, and hundreds more displaced from their homes for months. Investigators pointed to pilot error and the pilot’s pre-existing medical conditions that might have resulted in loss of control.

New RCMP HQ opens $36 million facility on No. 5 Road built to postdisaster rating by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Richmond Mounties have now settled into their new home. The new $36 million Richmond Community Safety Building, at 11141 No. 5 Rd., officially opened south of Stesveston Highway on Monday, with a ceremonial flag raising and dedication ceremony. Previously used by the Vancouver Integrated Security Unit which oversaw security fo the 2010 Olympic and Winter Games, the refurbished building incorporates state-of-theart policing technology and has been constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold standards. Aside from serving as the new headquarters for local Mounties, the new facility will also serve as home for the RCMP’s regional services, including the Integrated Forensic Identification Service and Police Dog Service. “We want our public safety services to have the best facilities possible in which to do their jobs. This community safety building is designed to do just that,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said. By opting to purchase and reuse an existing building—rather than building an entirely new facility—the

Martin van den Hemel photo Richmond’s new $36 million community safety building for the RCMP was opened during a special ceremony Monday morning at the No. 5 Road facility.

city saved an estimated $15 to $20 million. The old headquarters, on Minoru, had an outdated design and was not post-disaster rated. The new facility incorporates modernized cells that meet national standard, with improved safety for inmates and officers. There’s also a

fully-automated closed circuit video monitoring system. RCMP Supt. Rendall Nesset, noted that the new building has many energy-saving features, including solar panels on the exterior walls for heating water, and a white roof to reflect the heat from the sun.


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City Page Community news covering November 9–23, 2011 of dogs within our community in assessing the need for facilities and programs • Financial support for the Richmond animal shelter and other animal related programs within our community

14 Regular Council Meeting Monday, November 14, 2011 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m. (open meeting) Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m. (closed meeting)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

21 General Purposes Committee

Monday, November 21, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m. (closed meeting)

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Public Hearing Monday, November 21, 2011 Council Chambers, City Hall 7:00 p.m.

Planning Committee Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

23 Public Works &

Each licence renewal fee will reflect any discounts available up to March 1, 2012. Instructions are included with the renewal and we encourage you to use Canada Post or the drop off boxes at Thompson, South Arm, Steveston, Cambie and West Richmond community centres to make your payment. Renewal decals will be mailed to your home within four weeks of receiving your licence fee. For more information, please visit www.richmond.ca > Public Safety > Pets & Animals > Dog Licences.

Development Permit Panel Meeting Wednesday, November 16 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Agenda Item: 1. 7251 St. Albans Road - DP 11-573871 – Yamamoto Architecture Inc. – To permit the construction of four (4) townhouse units at 7251 St. Albans Road on a site zoned High Density Townhouses (RTH1). Please call 604-276-4395 for further information.

Transportation Committee Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Anderson Room, City Hall 4:00 p.m.

Dog licensing for 2012 It’s important for you and your dog This month, invoices to renew dog licences for 2012 will be mailed to dog owners who have previously licensed their dogs with the City. The benefits of licensing your dog include: • Providing identification, allowing us to return your dog to you sooner, if lost or stolen • Providing statistics on the number

Call to artists Request for qualifications for 2012 artist roster This is the yearly call to artists to participate in the artist roster to be considered for projects through Richmond’s Community Public Art Program. This program matches artists of all disciplines with community groups to develop and create public art projects through a collaborative process. Artists on the roster are automatically under consideration for all community public art projects. The roster is also a resource for other City of Richmond

public art projects (i.e. private projects, civic projects, etc.). The submission deadline is 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. For more information, please visit www.richmond.ca/publicart or call 604-204-8671.

November environmental sustainability workshops Register for free classes These workshops will show you ways to reduce pesticide use and create a more sustainable community. The workshops are free, however, registration is required. There are two ways to register: • Online at www.richmond.ca/ register • By phoning the registration call centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 604-276-4300 (press “2” at the prompt) If you register but cannot attend, please contact the registration call centre to make your space available for someone else. Understanding fruit tree canopy management Saturday, November 12 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Reg #170604, Free, 16+ years Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Avenue Backyard and worm composting Sunday, November 13 10:00–11:30 a.m. Reg #175555, Free, 16+ years Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road Paper and card marking Wednesday, November 30 6:30–8:30 p.m. Reg #175402, Free, 16+ years Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road For more information, email ESOutreach@richmond.ca or call 604-233-3318.

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Please remember to rake and dispose of fall leaves and yard trimmings properly to prevent slipping hazards or flooding.

Fall leaves and trimmings Proper disposal supports recycling and helps prevent flooding As the beautiful colours of fall surround us, the raking and disposing of leaves and other yard trimmings begins. Richmond residents have three convenient disposal options: 1. Compost them in backyard compost bins which can be purchased from the City for $25. 2. Recycle them through the City’s Green Can program for single-family homes. Unlimited amounts placed in labelled Green Cans or paper yard waste bags will be collected. 3. Drop-off unlimited amounts of leaves and trimmings at Ecowaste Industries (Triangle Road off the south foot of No. 6 Road) or up to one cubic yard of leaves and trimmings free of charge at the Recycling Depot (5555 Lynas Lane). Proof of Richmond residency is required. Keep storm drains clear of leaves. When leaves accumulate around drains (storm grates), they block rain water from draining which may lead to localized flooding. To prevent this: • Please do not rake leaves from your property or boulevard onto the sidewalk or street. Leaves on sidewalks can present a slipping hazard to pedestrians. • Remove leaves and other debris away from road drains/storm sewer grates to keep a clear path for water drainage. For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/recycle or call 604 276-4010.


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by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

Suitably, Mary’s Wedding, by Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte, opens Friday, Nov. 11—Remembrance Day. Events in the two-character play take place in a dream experienced by Mary (Nicola Elbro) the night before her wedding. It’s there where she meets farmer Charlie (Giovanni Mocibob) and love quickly blooms. But the year is 1914 and Britain is at war. Against Mary’s wishes, Charlie joins the war effort to fight Germans overseas and promises to write. So vivid are his letters, Mary comes to know the battles almost first-

•Nov. 10 to 19 in Studio B at Gateway Theatre •Starring Nicola Elbro and Giovanni Mocibob; directed by Natasha Nadir •Tickets, $30 to $37, at gatewaytheatre.com or call the Gateway Box Office at 604-270-1812 •Some $18 tickets available for the dress rehearsal show hand before she is forced to come to terms with the events of the war that changed her life. For Mocibob playing Charlie has given him some added perspective for the day when Canadians pause to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. “It’s confirmed what I already thought: that war is awful, it’s disgusting, it destroys, it tears people apart. What I already thought about war doesn’t change across a century. It’s confirmed to me that it’s terrible. It was terrible in the First World War, and it’s terrible now.” Thoughtful and deliberate, Mocibob is a Richmond resident as of a few days ago. He’s a native of Prince

George who was turned on to acting in school and by watching movies. Now in his late-20s, Mocibob has grown from early Northern community theatre roles to bigger gigs, including recent roles in Chemainus Theatre’s production of Amadeus, and his first professional show in Vancouver at Pacific Theatre: My Name is Asher Lev. He said his current character, Charlie, is just a regular teenaged farmer who’s drawn to a beautiful girl and quickly falls for her. Then he goes off to war—something not unusual for young Canadian men at the time. “If you didn’t you were thought of as a coward. Everyone was going. Everyone was signing up, which is something we don’t understand today.” Set in a century ago, the story will still easily resonate with audiences now, said Mocibob. “First of all, there’s a huge love story, and who can’t identify with that?” Everyone can. Who hasn’t felt love or given love? We all do. We all search for that, we all want that.” The play’s theme of war will also connect with viewers. “It’s still terrible. Nothing’s changed. The way we fight’s changed maybe because our weapons are more destructive, but really it’s

Giovanni Mocibob is Charlie, a young farmer who leaves new love for war, in the Gateway Theatre production of Mary’s Wedding.

humans, it’s people with individual stories going out and killing each other. One hundred years ago or now it’s people killing each other.” Two people are separated by the brutality of war, yet Massicotte’s story is also about letting go and moving on. As surreal as her dream may seem, it is, after all, a dream.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 WATERMANIA’S NEW OCTOPUS INVITES YOU TO COME SWIM AT THE POOL.

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ary’s wedding is tomorrow, tonight is just a dream. So are the words of Charlie, a handsome young farmer who comes to know Mary in a vivid dream that will play out on Gateway Theatre’s Studio B stage beginning this week.

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Canadian play Mary’s Wedding opens on Remembrance Day at Gateway Theatre

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Clean Energy Act forcing smart meters From Page 1 According to a staff report, BC Hydro has been forced to install the meters by the Clean Energy Act. That’s turned the attention of local politicians to provincial officials. “If we add our voice to others that have already voiced their opinion, there’s a cumulative effect,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. City council’s resolution also urges the province to give Hydro customers the ability to say no to a meter—whether or not one of the new wireless devices has already been installed.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Homeowners in Richmond are among the first in B.C. to have their analog meters replaced with the new technology, which critics say present possible health and environmental problems related to radio frequency signals. Residents have complained their meters are replaced with little warning, prompting Coun. Bill McNulty to conclude the Crown corporation has done an “absolutely shabby job” in communicating with its customers. “The citizens of Richmond, those that are concerned, have been asking us to stand up for them, and I’m prepared to stand up for them and support the moratorium [request].” Coun. Ken Johnston said citizens need free-

dom of choice. “There should be the opportunity to opt out. Even if there’s a cost to it to keep your old meter to opt out, there should be that opportunity.” The resolution comes four weeks after a citizens’ group appeared before city council urging them to do something. James Lu, Richmond’s medical health officer, told the city the meters shouldn’t be cause for alarm, quoting provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall in a letter that smart meters “do not constitute a threat to the health of the public.” BC Hydro maintains exposure to a smart meter’s radio frequency over 20 years is equiva-

lent to exposure during a single 30-minute cellphone call. In a submission to the city, the Crown corporation also noted the meters are “a safe and cost effective way to modernize the electricity system” that will help keep rates low by reducing waste and other costs. But Coun. Harold Steves noted the significant cost of the meters—$930 million—comes at a time when BC Hydro is losing money. Hydro lost $249 million in 2009-10, Auditor General John Doyle said in a report last month. Said Steves: “Economically it’s not a good thing for the province to be doing. If it’s questionable as to the benefits of smart meters, then it’s questionable as to whether we should be going that far into debt to pay for them.”

Notice of Public Hearing Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7 p.m. Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8810 (RZ 09-467609) Location/s:

9500 Alberta Road

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Ching-Ho Chen

Purpose: To rezone the subject property from “Single Detached (RS1/F)” to “Residential Child Care (RCC)”, to permit a licensed child care facility in the existing two-storey residential house to accommodate a maximum of 16 children. City Contact:

Sara Badyal 604-276-4282 Planning and Development Department BYLAW 8810

Purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw: To discharge Land Use Contract 078 from the southern portion of 9220 No. 3 Road and amend the Local Commercial (CL) zoning district and rezone the subject property from “Land Use Contract 078” and “Single Detached (RS1/E)” to “Local Commercial (CL)”, to permit the existing veterinary service facility to redevelop on the subject site. City Contact:

Kevin Eng 604-247-4626 Planning and Development Department

BYLAWS 8820 AND 8821

for inspection at the Planning & Development Department at City Hall, between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing November 10, 2011 and ending November 21, 2011, or upon the conclusion of the hearing. • By Fax or Mail: Staff reports and the proposed bylaws may also be obtained by FAX or by standard mail, by calling 604-276-4007 between the hours of 8:15 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing November 10, 2011 and ending November 21, 2011. Participating in the Public Hearing process: The Public Hearing is open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by the proposed bylaw, you may make a presentation or submit written comments at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office by 4 pm on the date of the Public Hearing as follows: • By E-mail: using the on-line form at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/hearings/about.htm • By Standard Mail: 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office • By Fax: 604-278-5139, Attention: Director, City Clerk’s Office

2. Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 8820 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 8821 (RZ 10-531707) Location/s:

9220 No. 3 Road

Applicant/s:

Studio Elemental Design

Purpose of OCP Amendment Bylaw: To redesignate 9220 No. 3 Road from “LowDensity Residential” to “Commercial” in the Specific Land Use Map of Attachment 2 to Schedule 1 of Official Community Plan Bylaw 7100.

How to obtain further information: • By Phone: If you have questions or concerns, please call the CITY CONTACT shown above. • On the City Website: Public Hearing Agendas, including staff reports and the proposed bylaws, are available on the City Website at http://www. richmond.ca/cityhall/council/agendas/hearings/2011. htm

• All submissions will form part of the record of the hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. It should be noted that the rezoned property may be used for any or all of the uses permitted in the “new” zone.

• At City Hall: Copies of the proposed bylaw, supporting staff and Committee reports and other background material, are also available

David Weber Director, City Clerk’s Office

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• Public Hearing Rules: For information on public hearing rules and procedures, please consult the City website at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/ hearings/about.htm or call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-276-4007.


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Richmond First e-mail attacks NDP

Jet fuel petition Ottawa-bound

by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

6,000 signatures opposing plan for jet fuel pipeline for Fraser River

A widely-distributed Richmond First e-mail has irked some of its recipients. With a subject titled, “Keep the NDP out of City Government!” the e-mail is a listing of Richmond First’s council and school board candidates. It also lists upcoming voting times and locations without further mentioning the NDP. After one recipient complained, the Richmond First campaign team issued an apology, The Richmond Review has learned. The apology admitted the subject line was “inappropriate” and had

by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The New Democrats federal Fisheries and Oceans critic will soon be carrying the sentiments of Richmond residents opposed to plans for a jet fuel pipeline, and delivering them to Ottawa. On Tuesday morning, Fin Donnelly, the MP for New WestminsterCoquitlam-Port Moody, received a 6,000-signature petition collected by members of VAPOR, the Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond. “We think there are much better options, safer options for humans,” said retired Richmond biologist and pipeline opposition member Otto Langer. “We’ve asked Fin (to deliver the petition) because of his past experience and his dedication to the Fraser River... “In 1989, a similar proposal to this one by the very same group

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Martin van den Hemel photo MP Fin Donnelly, critic for Fisheries and Oceans, accepted a 6,000-signature petition Tuesday morning from VAPOR representatives Otto Langer and Carol Day.

was rejected by the federal government,” Langer said. The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is proposing to build a massive fuel tank farm at Riverport, and an underground pipeline that stretches from the farm through the city to Vancouver International Airport to feed the growing need for jet fuel by planes that use the airport. The Richmond group that formed to oppose the corporation’s plan, is applying pressure on the federal

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government to search out a safer, more environmentally sensitive alternative. “The Fraser River is one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers,” Donnelly said. “There are numerous threats that the river faces on a daily basis. “When there’s a proposal such as this to transport jet fuel in the estuary, one of the most sensitive places of the Fraser River Basin, we have to take this seriously,” he said.

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“no bearing on the content” of the e-mail. Richmond Citizens Association candidate De Whalen, who is running for a council seat on a slate with incumbents Harold Steves and Linda Barnes, called the e-mail “desperate.” “Now people know the RCA is the civic arm of the NDP. The only party that puts people first,” said Whalen in an e-mail to the Review. Richmond First is fielding four candidates for council—Derek Dang, Ken Johnston, Bill McNulty and Linda McPhail—and four for school board—Donna Sargent, Debbie Tablotney, Grace Tsang and Eric Yung.

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CIRCULATION MANAGER RACHAEL FINKELSTEIN, 604-247-3710 circulation@richmondreview.com CIRCULATION JR TUAZON, ROYA SARWARY, BRIAN KEMP, 604-247-3710 circulation@richmondreview.com

ichmond’s fastest growing area is City Centre.

In 2006 it boasted 38,610 residents, and it’s home to much of Richmond’s retailers, transit nodes, traffic hotspots, social services and medical care facilities. If Richmond is becoming a city in its own right—and not simply a suburb of Vancouver—then City Centre is fast becoming a downtown. Only it no longer has the police presence it once did, and the idea to fill that void falls woefully short. City council was faced with a tough decision. Richmond RCMP needed a new facility, but the cost of securing land and constructing a new purpose-built facility would have been extraordinary. Civic politicians chose the lessexpensive route of repurposing an existing building—the former Olympic security headquarters on No. 5 Road behind Ironwood. Unfortunately for City Centre, that has left downtown Richmond with a public safety hole—perhaps not in practice, but at least in perception. City hall is now suggesting to create a new community police station in the downtown, near Canada Line’s Lansdowne Station. If council gives its final approval as expected, the city will spend $167,000 retrofitting a city-owned space and sink another $406,800 in operating the station over three years. And that, as council’s lone opponent of the plan noted, will get

taxpayers little more than brochures and bikes, with banker’s hours to boot. No police officers will be stationed there. Richmond’s top cop Supt. Rendall Nesset’s philosophy is to keep all officers stationed out of the main headquarters, behind the traffic snarl of No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway. Community police stations are reserved for

volunteers and the odd paid civilian staffer. The city has an opportunity here to offer a tangible police presence to a City Centre that has yet to grapple with the serious social problems that Vancouver deals with on a daily basis. Why not base some officers tasked with the City Centre beat at the community police station?

They would then, as HalseyBrandt pointed out, be able to get to know business owners and regular vagrants who might lurk the alleys. The officers would be familiar faces—and be accessible to the public. Otherwise, taxpayers are simply getting a glorified storefront that will have little impact on crime in City Centre.

Would they be ready for a real Call of Duty? any teenaged boys in your life.

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f you’ve never heard of Call of Duty before you probably don’t have

In this popular video game, you, the player, enter a war scenario behind the protection of weapons and are given a military objective to complete. The video game is graphic and violent with breathtaking, video-like graphics and often historically-inspired scenarios. Several games are based on World War Two. This week, our nation honours the soldiers who sacrificed their time, their well being, and sometimes their lives to protect our country’s freedoms. With Remembrance Day coming up, I wonder how ready our youth would be for a real “call of duty”? Now, I don’t want to be completely critical of the game series. In fact, I’m using the C.O.D concept (and its popularity with boys) to teach history. Violent as it

may be, some of the World at War series outlines some of the hazards that the military had to endure in the Second World War. When our youth looks over to the honoured guests at their school Remembrance Day ceremonies, rather than seeing an elderly person with a beret and medals, they may be thinking, “Hey, that guy did the war thing for real.” In this way, military history is brought to the lives of the youth, many of whom are several generations removed from an actual war. Still, there are many problems with looking at war as a game. Real war is not spent on a couch in front of a console. When soldiers fall in a real battle, they didn’t have the option to go to the last checkpoint and start again or put the game on pause. There is no “blood off ” option. Violence hurts and death does

not come with soundtrack music and a few words of wisdom. Most importantly, there is a true mission involved with real consequences. While playing the video game certainly gets an adrenalin rush going, it doesn’t touch on other emotions, fear, uncertainty, guilt, and sadness. By the time a kid has quit the game and walked to the fridge for a snack, the game is forgotten. War is not like that. On Friday in Richmond, dozens of wreaths will be laid in remembrance of our fallen soldiers and hundreds of games of Call of Duty will be played by youth. My hope is that some of our young people will make the connection between the two. “We fought so that you would not have to,” is the message our veterans have passed on to us. Our young

“We fought so that you would not have to,” is the message our veterans have passed on to us.

people, despite their prowess with war video games are not at all ready for a real call of duty. Lest we forget. Andrea Phillpotts is a Richmond writer and teacher. Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of any school district, organization, or school.


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letters Keep Garden City lands in the ALR Editor: In response to Jim Wright’s letter, “What to do with the Garden City lands,” I offer this view. The Garden City lands is a complex situation that requires a comprehensive assessment. As a planner, I recognize that this land has an important role in meeting the needs of current and future generations. Suggestions that the land is needed for non-Agricultural Land Reserve use are misguided. The preservation of this land for urban agriculture, conservation and passive recreation uses is paramount in meeting the demands for appropriate kinds of open space for Richmond’s growing population. Richmond’s vast amount of singlefamily neighbourhoods offer tremendous opportunity to transform unsustainable land uses into more efficient, sustainable forms of development. It is unfair to dismiss the greater opportunities derived from medium- and highdensity development in favour of retaining existing low-density single-family land uses, and the few benefits they offer. The “Parkland for Agriculture, Recreation and Conservation” concept offered by the Garden City Lands Coalition Society is well worth considering. Protecting the lands in the ALR is just one important step in the process of Richmond becoming a more sustainable city. Christopher Correia Steveston

Better Grades Happier Kids Candidate is right about the need for bylaw on non-English signs Editor: I was pleasantly surprised to read that city council candidate Alexa Loo had pledged that she would work to make English the dominant language on all business signs in Richmond. A gutsy move given that English is not the first language of a majority of voters. Nevertheless, English is one of Canada’s official languages and I

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Independent voting made easier with new system City deploys pair of machines allowing people with range of disabilities to cast own ballot by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter People whose disabilities unable to cast a traditional ballot will be able to vote independently in the upcoming election for the first time in Richmond. City hall’s election office has secured two cutting-edge voting machines that can assist people with a range of disabilities or impairments. In previous elections, voters requiring help needed to bring an assistant to the polls. “It may be a subtle thing for a lot of people, but a very important distinction to be able to do something as fundamental as cast your ballot— to be able to do that on your own, independently,” said David Weber, Richmond’s chief election officer. Any registered voter can use the AutoMARK machines, from people who are blind or seniors who prefer viewing magnified text, to people with dexterity impairments or severely limited motor function. Weber said he knows of only one other municipality in B.C., Kelowna,

using the machines for the Nov. 19 school and municipal elections, but they’ve been used extensively in the U.S. where legislation mandates. A voter who opts to use the machine is issued a paper ballot like everyone else. But instead of entering a booth, the voter inserts the ballot into the machine to make candidate selections. The voter listens and/or reads instructions delivered by headset and digital screen. Selections can be made by Braille keypad, hand or foot paddle, touch screen or sipand-puff device. Text can be magnified and contrast can be altered, and privacy is maintained. “When we really started looking into the possibility of having this, I just couldn’t see any downside to it,” said Weber. “We’re really looking forward to seeing how it will be received.” Voters with disabilities still have the option of bringing an assistant to help them mark their ballot in the traditional way. The AutoMark machine has been praised by people with disabilities in the U.S., where hundreds of jurisdictions use it. Yet critics have complained not all people with disabilities are able to use the system— such as voters who are both deaf and blind—and that marked ballots must still be transported to a scanning machine. The machines are being rented by the city and available to voters at three advance polls at city hall and

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CHAK KWONG AU RITE Chak Kwong Au, who has been a school trustee since 1999 and served as the Vice-Chairperson twice, immigrated to Canada in 1988. He is the program leader of the mental health promotion and counselling team for Vancouver Coastal Health in Richmond. As a strong advocate of multiculturalism and racial harmony, Au has assisted and co-founded a number of local organizations, including the Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada, Richmond GreenSpace Society, Interfaith for World Peace Society and the Canada International Education Assistance Foundation. Au has served on numerous boards and committees, including Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee, Richmond Child Care Advisory Committee, Richmond Sister City Committee, Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, and Richmond Poverty Response Task Force. As a Council candidate, his vision is to build on our unique strengths to develop Richmond as a centre for international trade and business, technology, tourism, and ecological innovation, attracting investment and creating jobs.

RICHARD LEE Friends: I’ve learned some years ago that it’s not what you know, it’s whether you care. I’ve always, in my humble way, contributed to helping needy people. I want to serve you as Mayor, I owe it to you to convince you that I’m up for it. Here’s my strength. •I have the experience, having served as city councillor and school trustee. •I problem solve, have been a lawyer since 1974. •I believe in empathy, putting you first, putting community first. I know, words are cheap, actions speak louder than words. My track record in caring: 1. Current member of Richmond’s City Centre Community Association (President), Community Services Advisory Committee, Patient Safety Advisory Council, Community Health Advisory Network, and Rosewood Manor Intermediate Care Society; 2. Volunteer for Richmond’s Salvation Army, Centre for Disability, Peoples’ Law School, Poverty Response Committee, School Settlement Workers, Library, Canadian Bar Association and SUCCESS.

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civic election 2011 LINDA BARNES RCA A Steveston resident since 1970, Linda Barnes has raised two children in the community and has two grandchildren. Linda retired from the Richmond School Board where she worked with youth-at-risk and students with disabilities. A long-time activist in her union, she held various positions, including president. Linda advocates for affordable and accessible housing; recreation services and parks; Garden City Lands protection; and safe neighbourhoods. She is Chair of Public Works and Transportation Committee; various community groups and advisory committees. Linda is appointed to Metro’s Environment and Energy Committee; and Regional Arts and Cultural Committee, who successfully developed and launched www.maxguide. org, an online arts and culture guide. Barnes is actively involved in the development of several long-term city strategies; balanced growth; climate change and adaptation; social planning; affordable housing; arts and community grants. Linda would like to see these initiatives move forward in Richmond during the next term of office. CYNTHIA A. CHEN A former Richmond City Councillor, Cynthia A. Chen touches everyone she meets with her energy, enthusiasm, and generos-

ity. She is highly regarded as a person with integrity who has a deep passion for bringing people together. She has been recognized for her work in the community with numerous awards including the Ethel Tibbits Business Woman of the Year, Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International, and Richmond Chamber Member of the Year. Cynthia received the British Columbia Community Achievement Award in 2009. Cynthia brings a new focus and direction to meet the challenges of the future. A resident of over 33 years, Cynthia is concerned about city spending with transparency and accountability, managing growth while maintaining neighbourhoods, helping businesses, social organizations, providing affordable and accessible housing, improving community safety, supporting local arts, culture, and diversity, and encouraging community engagement. “I have always believed that community service is about building and strengthening community.” DEREK DANG Richmond First I’ve been fortunate to have received the support of Richmond residents since 1996, and I hope to earn your support again to continue bringing

common sense to Council decisions. A third generation Richmondite, my family learned the value of a dollar by operating a family grocery store for almost 30 years. I blew the whistle on Translink’s plans to toll the Knight Street Bridge and demanded a crackdown on fare cheats before hitting drivers or transit user pocketbooks. While watching the bottom line, my top agenda

item is ensuring we maintain a strong public safety record and that our first responders are supported. I lead the drive for a study of the RCMP’s services to ensure they provided the best value to residents. Today, with your support, I will continue advocating for taxpayers while ensuring those most in need, such as seniors, youth, and low income families, are well served.

CAROL DAY RITE I would be honoured to serve as a City Councillor so I can: •Be the new blood desperately needed on City Council – with new ideas and new commitment. •Avoid Tax increases by reducing spending

where appropriate and protecting those who report abuse of taxpayers’ dollars •Provide sufficient services for businesses so the city can prosper. •Suggest free opportunities like sports for children living in poverty. •Save neighborhoods from densification when residents don’t support it. •Respect Richmond’s history and support the arts.

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taxes low, only spending when necessary, providing prudent management and advocating breaks for taxpayers. I’ve advocated for increases in support for more police and fire rescue personnel. I also support critical funding for social programs, sports, arts, and a new senior’s centre. In protection of our environment, I oppose YVR’s proposed Jet fuel pipeline and storage facilities in East Richmond. As well, for 35 years I supported the purchase of city green spaces for future generations. I want to preserve single family neighbourhoods, while supporting affordable housing options for seniors, low income families and youth. I will continue to advocate for vital amenities such as libraries, community Centers and schools. I support local business to protect and grow jobs in Richmond. Thank you for your support and I will continue to bring your voice to the Council table.

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into the person I have become today. The support of my family and the community of Richmond enabled me to realize my dream of representing Canada in two Winter Olympics: Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Now that I am married and we are expecting our first child, ensuring a strong community that will support my son and all of the children and families here in Richmond, to realize their dreams and their potential is my top priority. Through my involvement with the Olympic team, I know, that the best way to effect change that benefits the most people is through policy. As a Richmond City councilor, my goal is to create policies that continue to make Richmond the best place to grow up! A vote for me is a vote for our community!

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EVELINA HALSEYBRANDT I am an independent candidate and therefore accountable only to the residents of Richmond. It has been my privilege to serve you on Council for 16 years. During those 16 years I have supported many projects that have increased Richmond’s prosperity and quality of life. I supported building the No. 2 Rd Bridge, the Library Cultural Centre, several Child Care Centres, new Fire halls, the Olympic Oval, the Canada Line, the purchase of Terra Nova Park, improvements to our dykes and many more projects that make Richmond a livable city. My goals for the next term of Council are to: •make sure the Garden City Lands are utilized only for community uses •protect single family neighborhoods from multifamily encroachment •ensure that the City Centre has adequate resources to serve the growing population •make certain Richmond has adequate police and fire services •keep taxes low.

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Park, Garry Point, Terra Nova, Garden City Lands, Britannia Shipyard, Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the Richmond Trails System. Harold serves on the Steveston Harbour and GroundďŹ sh Authorities, working on harbour improvements and sustainable ďŹ sheries. Harold is a Director and Chair of Agriculture on the Metro Vancouver Board, working on a Food Security Strategy for this region. CLIFF LIFENG WEI I believe the prices of essential supplies such as gasoline should be regulated to keep low and granted free of tax like milk and bread. I believe Property tax aimed for paying the cost of providing necessary services to properties. The increase of property value doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the cost of services increased, should not be the reason to raise Property tax. The projects have little connection with our properties should never be funded by a Property tax hike. See Page 17

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civic election 2011 From Page 16 I believe most issues I have concerned is out of the jurisdiction of city council, but goals can be achieved by councilors reaching out and making allies around neighbor cities. I believe fairness and justice always drive us to come forward and ďŹ ght. I encourage everyone to give out their effort in helping people of Richmond. DE WHALEN RCA I am married with one grown son and have lived in Richmond since 1975. I started community volunteering six years ago when I retired. I believe community engagement and social justice sustain a healthy and inclusive community. I am running with the Richmond Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association to ensure everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice is heard. From 2006 to the present, my Richmond experience includes: â&#x20AC;˘Leading a neighbourhood group advocating for the Nelson Road interchange and cost sharing with Federal government, saving Richmond millions; â&#x20AC;˘Founding member of Richmond Civic Engagement Network, connecting new immigrants to civic processes; â&#x20AC;˘Leading the drive for a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeless shelter; â&#x20AC;˘Steering committee organizing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food For Allâ&#x20AC;? Conference and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Building Hopeâ&#x20AC;? Housing Forum. As Councillor I will work to: increase affordable housing stock and encourage land trusts; change municipal funding formulae with senior governments; protect land in the Agricultural Land Reserve; and encourage â&#x20AC;&#x153;grow/eat/ buy localâ&#x20AC;? initiatives. MICHAEL WOLFE RITE Born and raised in Richmond, I aim to provide a voice on council for the citizens in our community. At 29 years old and leading the environmental movement in Richmond, I have committed my twenties to becoming part of a long term, visionary approach to politics. Known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Wolfeâ&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve run in 6 elections, whilst completing my Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in both biology and education. Currently Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a teacher in Richmond. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made it my lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal to learn as much as possible and to pass on

my knowledge, in order to help preserve Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environment. As a volunteer, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked tirelessly towards: â&#x20AC;˘creating urban agriculture spaces so we know our food is safe and sustainable for our children; and â&#x20AC;˘ensuring that the health of Richmond residents is at the heart of policymaking. If you elect Councillor Wolfe, I will be your transparent and accountable representative. JUN L. WUYAN I am Jun, a new Richmonder originally from South China. As most young and new Richmonders, I would like my new homeland be better. But I do not see any representative of us there in the council who knows us and can speak for us. So, I decided to participate this competition and to make us

heard by the public. As I am young and new, I can bring new values and ideas to this city. By offering this, I will become a bridge for old and new Richmonders. I have plans to help our youth start business, to make our city greener, to make housing cost more affordable, to attract environment friendly investment, to develop public transport, to freeze property tax, to develop Steveston tourism industry, to assist our youth travel to Asia. I can help enriching and consolidating. All these changes depend on your support!

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civic election 2011 WILLIAM KANG CHEN William is a financial advisor and accountant. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from University of Northern B. C., majoring in Marketing and a diploma in accounting from Kwantlen University. He is a student member of CGA BC. William immigrated to Canada in 1993. He lived in Richmond for over 15 years. He hopes he can be a good communicator between the immigration community and the school district. William has volunteered

in SUCCESS, BC lung association and Richmond Senior center. William also has helped a lot of new immigrants to settle down in Richmond. He and his wife have three lovely sons. Eric is in Ferris School and Edward is in Manoah Steves School. KENNY CHIU RITE Kenny Chiu studied Computational Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He immigrated to Canada in 1989 and

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has since been employed by various high-tech companies in the software engineering profession. Currently a Software Development Manager of a multinational corporation’s Richmond office, Kenny also establishes home here with his wife and two elementary-school aged daughters. Kenny believes in active community involvement and voluntarism. He has served on a number of non-profit and charitable organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee and the Mennonite Housing Society. He has also been a current affairs commentator for over ten years, and co-hosts two weekly talk shows at Fairchild Radio in Cantonese and Mandarin. This professional and cultural crossroad provides Kenny a unique perspec-

tive to Richmond’s educational need in the 21st century, and that he has much to contribute and offer to the communities and citizens of Richmond as a School Trustee. NORM GOLDSTEIN RITE Norm Goldstein moved to Richmond in 1994, and has since served on the Board of the Richmond Jewish Day School, co-chaired the Incentive Parents Groups at MacNeill High School, and coached in the Richmond Cosom floor hockey league. Norm believes that the business of the School District must be carried out with clear and transparent See Page 19

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civic election 2011 From Page 18 governance, and always motivated by the best interests of the students of Richmond. If elected as trustee, Norm will strive for offering all students the opportunities they need to develop to their full potentials. At the secondary level, this requires having a diversity of programs, offered at varying levels of intensity, attracting students from across the school district. At the same time, the neighbourhood school has advantages – it is within walking distance of the home and offers a stronger sense of community. Families should have a choice for what is best for their children. JONATHAN HO RITE Jonathan Ho immigrated to Richmond from Hong Kong in 1997. He currently works with TD Bank Financial Group and has done so since the year 2000. Jonathan is a father of 2 children and passionately believes that all children are entitled access to a good education. Parents play a critical role in empowering their children to reach their greatest potential. Jonathan is a new candidate who will bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to our

school board. If he is elected to the Board of Education, he will partner with the provincial government to ensure that adequate and predictable funding is provided. He will advocate for a more efficient use of public funding. He will also ensure that resources will be provided in delivering an optimal learning environment for our children in this rapidly changing world. Giving back to Richmond is a labor of love for him. DONNA SARGENT Richmond First Donna Sargent has been a resident of Richmond for over 25 years and has been actively involved with the Richmond School District since 1991. Completing her third term as a School Trustee, Donna is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Education. Her extensive track record has given her a reputation of being a hard working, principle-centered and trustworthy team player. Some of her involvement includes Chairperson of the Personnel and Finance Committee, Chairperson of the Council Board Liaison Committee, Special Purpose Task Force on Land Issues, Career Development Advisory Committee, City of Richmond’s Sister City Committee, Richmond Substance

Abuse Task Force, Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, Richmond District Parents Association President/Vice President to name just a few. Donna has been married for 27 years and has two children Jenny and Greg. MICHAEL STARCHUK RITE Michael Starchuk has lived in Richmond all his life. Born in Richmond in 1901 his Great Grandmother helped to instal in him a great passion for the city in which we live. Being the eldest of 5 boys he learned at a young the art of listening, understanding and compromise. Michael is the Senior Program Manager at an out of school care in Richmond there he has built relationship with many families. Michael believes that schools are the lifeblood of the community and strong schools build stronger communities. Going to school is about getting an education in academics, but it is also about learning social skills, respect and responsibility. He believes that it’s a child’s right to learn all of these skills plus many more and that it is the communities responsibility to exhaust every avenue to deliver a quality well rounded education to everyone within the school district.

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Richmond First As a Richmond resident since 1982, I am honoured to be completing my second term as School Trustee, currently serving as Vice-Chair for the Richmond Board of Education and as chair of many board committees. For 23 years I have been a dedicated volunteer and a passionate advocate for public education, fine arts/music programs, and students with learning challenges/special needs. I bring a principle-centered leadership to the table, allowing me to make difficult decisions when called upon, always putting the student first. I have demonstrated commitment to our community by serving with organizations such as the Richmond District Parents Association, Westwind PAC Chair (4yrs), Rotary, Church councillor/Sunday school teacher, Richmond Youth Concert Band, Family Place, Toastmasters, Scouts, Rick Hansen Man-in-Motion Committee, and as founding director for disability parent support groups, (CHADD). I have extensive experience and I ask for your support to

GRACE TSANG Richmond First Grace Tsang is a Certified Financial Planner and has two children; one attending Hugh Boyd Secondary and the other at UBC. She has been involved with School District #38 since 1995 and completing her second term as a School Trustee. During her tenure she has accomplished the following: •Served as Vice Chair/ Chair of the Audit, Education, Personnel & Finance Committees, and a member on various School Board and City of Richmond Committees, •Encouraged accountable and transparent governance, •Supported safe schools, •Advocated for stable funding for public education. Grace is seen visiting schools and attending activities such as concerts and PAC meetings. She was director of the Richmond Youth Concert Band (2004-2011) and is an active member of the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club where she was director (2009-2010). She is dedicated and committed to serving the entire community.

ERIC YUNG Richmond First Our children deserve the best education that we can provide. I have spent the last three years as President of the Richmond District Parents Association listening to our parents and being their voice in the Richmond School District. I ask for your support now, so that as Trustee, I can take action to protect our children’s future education. Our greatest challenge is meeting the needs of our children with diminishing resources. I will continue to advocate for stable and increased funding for our school district. I will carefully examine all expenditures, remembering that Our Focus is on the Learner. As a parent of two elementary aged children, all-day kindergarten and individualized learning and assessment for K-3 are not abstract concepts, but very real personal issues. I ask for your vote and your support so that as Trustee, I can help provide our children with the education they need to succeed.

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that having fun was the most important. They still remind him of that today. “If you’re not having fun there’s really no point,” he said. “Even when I get down on myself I’m reminded the reason I still swim is because I love it. I just completed a 12-week training cycle and was at my breaking point, but my teammates brought me up and I ended up having a great workout.” Dickens was speaking to a group of parents last weekend at Richmond’s Watermania, where he and other Canadian national team swimmers, and hopefuls, participated in the Richmond Rapids Swim Club’s Learn to Learn: Swim with the Olympians training program. Joining Dickens were Canada’s freestyle world champion Brent Hayden, 200-metre breaststroke world record holder Annamay Pierse, and Canadian record holders Stephan Hirniak, Brian Johns and Lauren Lavigna to give more than 100 young athletes from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, their coaches and parents insight into the making of a world champion. See Page 21

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Hibernians in Cup hunt Youthful menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team boasts untapped potential by Don Fennell Sports Editor When Richmond FC Hiberniansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach Craig Burnham looks on to the soccer pitch, he sees a young team with growing promise. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not alone in his view. With most of the players in their mid-20s, and a few 18- and 19-yearolds sprinkled in the mix, the Hibernians are one of the youngest teams in the Vancouver Metro Soccer Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Division. So, after their fourth-place ďŹ nish last season pundits canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help

wonder just how high this team can climb. While theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve managed to win only one of their ďŹ rst nine league matches this season, their 10 goals for and 14 against suggests the results could have easily been reversed. None of their losses have been by more than a single goal. The Hibernians are also in the thick of the Carlsberg PaciďŹ c Cup tournament, getting set to host defending B.C. champion ICST Pegasus in the semiďŹ nals Nov. 19. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really came together last year and have managed to keep

basically the same core together for this season,â&#x20AC;? said Burnham, who believes the squad sports a good mix of promising youngsters and reliable veterans, complemented by a few players coming off the university and college soccer seasons. And while it may not guarantee success, he said â&#x20AC;&#x153;we have a happy group of guys who enjoy competing with each other, and drive each other to be better.â&#x20AC;? Burnham, who clearly believes in giving young players the chance to advance their games, said player development at

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the youth level has never been better. He pointed to training academies like Richmond-based Total Soccer Systems as an example, which has helped such elite prospects as Taj Sanghera and Caleb Clarke to hone their skills. Sanghera played part of last season for the Hibernians before hooking up with a team in Croatia, thanks to the efforts of Jason Jordan and John Sulentic. Clarke, meanwhile, may be destined to become a Vancouver Whitecap having excelling in the Major League Soccer teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residency program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always believed that regardless of age if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good enough you should be playing at that level,â&#x20AC;? said Burnham.

Don Fennell photo Richmond Hiberniansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; centreback Mike Revell (right) keeps pace with a member of Port Coquitlam FC during quarter-ďŹ nal soccer action in the Carlsberg PaciďŹ c Cup tournament Saturday at Minoru Park. Richmond won 2-1 on penalty kicks. Richmond will return to Cup play Nov. 19 when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll host defending B.C. champion ICST Pegasus at 4 p.m. at Minoru Park.

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Restorative Justice Week takes place from November 13-20 in 2011. In honour of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme: Re-visioning Justice, Touchstone Family Association is happy to invite the community to a screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planting the Seeds.â&#x20AC;? This video was produced by the RCMP and features a real community justice forum that took place in British Columbia, an alternative approach to our court system. Participants will enjoy a presentation followed by a screening of the video and an informative discussion.

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Swimming stars share insight into technique, and the mental game From Page 20

Besides learning hands-on swimming techniques, the young swimmers also competed with the Olympians in team relays. Experts from Canadian Sports Centre Pacific also offered workshops on nutrition (Joanna Irvine) and kinesiology for strength and injury prevention (Eugene Liang). Dickens said he never realized, before coming out to train with the PaciďŹ c Dolphins at the University of B.C., the importance of nutrition.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grew up eating crap,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have a pop in my lunch every day, and pepperoni sticks, a chocolate bar and a sandwich, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what athletes need to fuel their bodies in a workout. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a pop for ages, and actually I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink it anymore because it hurts my stomach. When you eat healthy youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be able to perform better.â&#x20AC;? A dual Canadian-American citizen, Hirniak, 27, grew up in New Jersey and began swimming competitively

in high school and later at the University of Virginia. But it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until he was in Grade 9, when his schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new swim coach suggested he had great potential, that he focused solely on swimming. Prior to that he also played football and baseball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My passion was baseball but I knew I was better at swimming so I committed to it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In high school I went from pretty much not being a national qualiďŹ er to one of the best freestylers in the U.S.â&#x20AC;? Hirniak enjoyed a remarkable

breakthrough in 2005 when, as a student at the University of Virginia, he not only qualiďŹ ed for the U.S. national championships but finished second to the great Michael Phelps in preliminariesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with the 17th fastest time in the world in the 200-metre butterďŹ&#x201A;y. It was then, he said, he decided he was going to try to swim for Canada. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always felt a bond with the country and spent most of his summers here visiting relatives. After getting his release from USA

Swimming, Hirniak headed for Victoria and fell in love with the West Coast. He swam for Canada at the Pan American Games in 2007, winning his ďŹ rst international medal in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay, and is dedicated to making the 2012 Olympic team. Hirniak said passion is essential for an athlete to succeedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;particularly for young swimmers. But as athletes progress discipline is also needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a process,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Community Worship ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

STEVESTON UNITED CHURCH 3720 Broadway Street (at 2nd Ave.)

St. Alban

an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stalbansrichmond.org

Rev. Rick Taylor

Please join us at 10am Sunday, November 13 for Worship Service and Sunday School 604-277-0508 â&#x20AC;˘ www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church

SOUTH ARM UNITED CHURCH

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11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond 604-277-4020 sauc@telus.net www.southarmunitedchurch.ca Minister of the Congregation - Rev. Dr. Gary Gaudin Children & Youth Ministry - Rev. Tracy Fairfield Music Ministry - Ron Stevenson Worship Service & Church School - 10:00 am ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sunday Service: 8:30 &10:30 am Sunday School

St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Steveston Anglican Church 4071 Francis Road, Richmond, BC

an evangelical congregation

8151 Bennett Road, Richmond, 604-278-7188 www.brighouseunitedchurch.org

Sunday, November 13, 2011 , 10:00 amChurch Worship Home of Brighouse Nursery Pre-School and Brighouse United Daycare Minister: Rev. Stuart W. Appenheimer, B.A., M.Div. Home of Brighouse Nursery Pre-School and Brighouse United Church Daycare

Richmond United Church

8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Minister: Rev. Neill McRae

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

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

FILIPINO CHRISTIAN CHURCH CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Filipino Congregation) www.cccc-richmondbc.com COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m.

Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship. Founded 1888. Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oldest Church GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH 8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.org Rev. Scott Swanson & Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard

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MORNING SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9:00am & 11:00am DR. C.A. COATS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LEAD PASTOR EVENING SERVICE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6:00pm Multiple Learning Opportunities ELEVATE (High School/College) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pastor Joseph Dutko

Kids Sunday School Youth Activities Everyone Welcome

Richmond Christian Fellowship Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond

Richmond Baptist Church Love Godâ&#x20AC;ŚLove People 6640 Blundell Road, Richmond BC â&#x20AC;˘ 604-277-1939 ofďŹ ce@richmondbaptist.com â&#x20AC;˘ www.richmondbaptist.com

Come home to RBC. There are no perfect people here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in the process, by the grace of God, of becoming all we can be. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have you walk with us on our journey towards the heart of God.

Worship Services 9:00am and 11:00am Promise Land (Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church) Children ages 4-12 â&#x20AC;˘ Nursery available

Teaching Series: SEARCHING FOR GOD Relevant, biblical preaching that touches the heart Uplifting worship and warm fellowship

Nov. 13 Covenant Players 2:00 Workshop (Free at the church) â&#x20AC;˘ 7:00 Presentation (Admission: 2 non-perishable food items for Richmond Food Bank) Youth, Young Adult and Adult programs beginning Sept. 19 Call the church ofďŹ ce for more information (604 277-1939)

FILIPINO PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Apostolic Pentecostal Church Intl. Apostolic Pentecostal Church Intl. â&#x20AC;˘ Apostolic Worship â&#x20AC;˘ Prayer for the Sick â&#x20AC;˘ Counselling and Home Bible Study

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Fujian Evangelical Church welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services

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

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

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Pastor Inpam Moses

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

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Come, join us every Sunday as we fellowship with the Father and His son Jesus Christ. PLACE: William Cook Elementary School Cook Road, By Richmond Centre, Richmond TIME: 11:00a.m.-12:45p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Contact: 604-600-8347

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA

Richmond Seventh-Day ADVENTIST Church

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sonshine Adventures for Kids Interim Pastor - Rev. Bob Bahr

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Rose of Sharon Chapel, Richmond

www.myecc.org 604-270-4685

phone 604-270-6594 www.rcfonline.com

A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey 8140 Saunders Road, Richmond, BC 604-277-8012 www.bbchurch.ca

Be part of the new pioneering church in Richmond

Worship and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program Sundays, 10:30 am Suddenly Separate Wednesdays @ 7 pm

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SORENSON, Harvey passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 4, 2011 at Westminster House. Harvey is predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2006 and his brother Clifford in 2004. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Larry (Donna), daughter Sharon (Cleve) Deveau, his 5 grandsons who were his pride and joy, Jason, Jeff, Brian, Michael, and Stephen; relatives and good friends. Harvey loved his family, golfing and his retirement years. A private family service will be held. “You will be in our hearts forever.” Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca

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MARLEAU, Maurice - Peacefully after a long illness, at Richmond General Hospital, on November 2, 2011, at age 76, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Jeanne d’Arc (nee Champagne), proud father of Pierre (Gillian Clarke) and Louise (Peter German), and loving grandfather to Ashleigh, Candace, Alexandra and Kimberly. Born in St. Isidore, Ontario on January 17, 1935, he was predeceased by parents, Donat and Laura, and brother Jacques. He is survived by his sister, Therese Marleau. Maurice is lovingly remembered by his family and host of friends in Quebec, Ontario, and B.C. Maurice had a great love for family gatherings and the outdoors. He could fix anything and found great comfort in his final years with family pet, ‘Django’. Friends may attend a service on Saturday, November 12th, at 1100 o’clock, St. Joseph the Worker, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond. The family expresses its special gratitude to Drs. Vortel, Wong and J. Fung and the caring staff at Richmond Hospital and VGH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Richmond Hospital Foundation.

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

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Fully insured. Free Estimates.

CALL WEST:

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

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

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.

HELP WANTED

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

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The candidate will have two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Wednesday, November 30, 2011. To: Publisher, The Outlook publisher@northshoreoutlook.com fax: 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4

• Plumbing Service & Repairs • Boilers & Furnaces • Gas Work

HEATING SYSTEM SERVICE SPECIAL

Free estimates (fully insured)

Call Darryn 604-339-5532

ONLY $98

604-868-7062

SSL ENTERPRISES INC

M.S. MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS

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

HELP WANTED $11 - $20 per hr! $500 Hiring Bonus!!

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

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?

KITCHEN HELPER

DBA Applewood Country Gift located at 112-6345 120th Street, Delta, British Columbia, Canada, V4E 2A6, is looking to hire a Kitchen Helper (Noc. 6641), permanent Full Time, 40 Hours a week, $10.50 p/h, training will be provided. Main Duties: Wash and peel vegetables & fruits, wash work tables, cupboards & appliances, remove trash areas. Send your resume to: applewood@telus.net

130

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL/DENTAL

EXP MOA for Richmond GP. 2 days per wk. (Thurs/Fri) Comp exp. nec. Fax resume: 604-228-9015

160

MOVIE EXTRAS !

PROCESSOR OPERATOR WANTED to run a Waratah dangle head 320 Cat. Work on site in our post and rail yard in beautiful Southern BC. Great working conditions, competitive wage, benefits, profit sharing, 10 hour days, 4 days a week. This is a F/T permanent position. Email or phone: g_zieske@xplornet.ca Gary at 250-295-7911 ext. 102

WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

All Ages, All Ethnicities

HELP WANTED

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

Call Roya 604-247-3710

SALES

156

SALES REPRESENTATIVE. A Port Kells industrial engine distributor requires a full time inside/outside sales representative. Job consists of a great variety of duties. Mechanical aptitude, good phone skills and computer knowledge are req’d. Reply to: resume2011@shaw.ca

130

HELP WANTED

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

SUBWAY. Call Felly 604-275-8284

Number of Papers

Please No Calls Between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30PM

14500434

8000 blk No 4 Rd

68

15102996

2000 blk Shell Rd, River Dr

55

Montego St, Thorpe Rd (No 5/ Cambie area)

76

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

Call Roya 604-247-3710

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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Number of Papers

Gannet Crt, Trumpeter Dr Moncton St , Trites Rd Evancio Cres, Jaskow Dr, Gate, Pl, Pauleshin Cres Bisset Dr , Bisset Pl Bromley, Forrilon, Goldstream, Malahat, Waterton Bamberton Crt, Dr, Barkerville Crt, Manning Crt Alouette Crt, Dr, Glacier Cres, Tweedsmuir Ave Gainsborough, Reynolds, Whistler pl Seabright Rd, Seacastle Dr Lucas Rd, Minler Rd, Mirabel Crt 6000-8000 Blk No 5 Rd 8000 Blk Railway Ave 6000 Blk Blundell Rd 8000 Blk No 2 Rd 9000 Blk No 2 Rd Cormorant Crt, Steveston Hwy 10000 blk No 4 Rd Dennis Cres Dennis Cres, Pl, Wilkinson Rd Aintree Cres, Pl, Aragon Rd Ainsworth Cres, Moddocks Rd

HELP WANTED

Call JR 604-247-3712 or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

Route

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Kids and Adults Needed

SANDWICH ARTISTS

Blundell Centre @ #2 Rd

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com

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MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

CALL 604-558-2278

Kids and Adults Needed

Route

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Register Now Busy Film Season

Check out bcclassified.com’s Real Estate section in the 600’s.

130

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

Find FIND THE HOME OF YOUR s! DREAMS!

Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

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

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

604-833-2103

WILD & Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy!

134

Local Plumbers

RENOVATIONS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

Licensed, Insured & Bonded

EXCAVATION COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL

CONSTRUCTION • RENOVATIONS

130

PLUMBING & HEATING

STEVESTON HOME SERVICES

RENOVATIONS

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager - Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to: paverswanted@yahoo.ca FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 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.

Andy 604-908-3596

HANDYMAN

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

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

778-895-0968 RMD

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

RJ’S PLUMBING & HOME SERVICE

125

A+ LAWN & GARDEN

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

PLUMBING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

LAWN SERVICE

WEST CONCRETE

HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACE – $2499 installed

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

REVIEW

39 102 144 65 101 97 46 106 50 96 126 24 40 79 67 52 60 57 72 90 85

Boundaries

Number of Papers

14100277 Bayview, English, Ewen, Gerrard, Hayashi, Moncton 185 14100174 4000 Blk Steveston Hwy (inc townhomes) 95 14100256 Cutter, Merchantman, Trimaran 54 14100232 Second Ave, Third Ave, Fourth Ave 30 14100230 First Ave, Chatham St 27 14100241 Broadway St, Fifth Ave 81 14903119 Foxglove Cres, Mayflower Dr 52 14903115 4000 Blk Granville Ave 55 14903073 Gibbons Dr (6000 blk), Tiffin Cres 66 14903089 4000 blk River Rd (between No 1 & McCallan) 23 14903071 Forsyth Cres, 4000 Blk Westminster Hwy 59 14903076 5000 blk Gibbons Dr, Westminster Hwy 38 14903072 Forsyth Cres 49 14901214 Chatsworth Rd, Cheviot Pl 44 14201124 Cavendish Dr, Pugwash Pl 69 14201130 Annapolis Pl, Campobello Pl, Louisburg Pl 53 14202021 Elkmond, Florimond, Kirkmond, Lamond, Sedgemond, Stilmond 79 14903064 Riverdale Dr 50 14901175 7000 Blk no 2 Rd 66 14203245 Elsmore, Vinmore 68 14203241 Fairhurst Rd, Youngmore Rd, Littlemore Pl, Ullsmore Ave 85 14203135 Fairdell Cres 64 14201154 5000 blk Williams Rd 71 14203260 Lancelot Dr, Gt, Crt 79 14202023 9000 Blk No 1 Rd, Pendlebury Rd 87 14201115 Springthorne Cres 57 14901036 Turquoise Dr 50 14201131 Bonavista Dr 42 14201134 Ransford Gate, Truro Dr 48 14201137 Canso Cres 84 14201135 Argentia, Trepassey 46 14903070 Cornwall Dr, Pl, Crt 115


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

356

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BILL GILLESPIE Construction Renovations ✳ Commercial ✳ Residential

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

320

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

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

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

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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

PAINT SPECIAL

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

MOVING & STORAGE

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

604-777-5046

188

CONCRETE & PLACING

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

260

ELECTRICAL

PLUMBING

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

287

PETS

706

SHIHTZU / TOY POODLE. Male pups. Vet checked, shots, deflead & dewormed. $400 604-744-8793

bradsjunkremoval.com

But Dead Bodies!! 604.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

10% OFF when you Mention this ad HARDI RENO SVS. *Plumbing *Tile *Drywall*Paint*More! 778-865-4072 SMALL JOB specialist, all repairs. Carpenty & flooring. Kit. & bthrooms a specialty. Dan 604-761-9717

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SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

HAUL - AWAY Rubbish Removal House-Garden-Garage Reasonable Rates Free Estimate or Appointment

Mike: 604-241-7141 374

TREE SERVICES

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

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS 477

PETS

BABY COCKATIELS for sale. Hand fed. $60 each. Phone (604)951-4660 (Surrey). BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 BOSTON TERRIER pups born Aug 31st, upto date shots, dewormed & vet checked $800 ph 604-814-5014 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business

Swiss Mountain pups. Look like Bernese but short-hair & smaller. Gentle. 604-795-7662 lv msg.

DOGO ARGENTINO. Reg’d. puppies. M & F. Champion background. $2800. each. 604-853-8531 Abbts.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

545

FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

548

FURNITURE

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

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ZIMMERMANN PIANO with bench. $1800: (604)538-9456

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

627

Richmond, #5/Bridgeport. 2000 sqft reno’d large 3/bdrm, 2 full bthrms. large cov patio. $2000/mo. Avail Nov 15. ken 604-218-6090. WEST RICHMOND, Tyson Rd. 2 level, 3 bdrm renovated house. Appls. Private yard, carport. $2,000/mo. Avail immed. 604-8627740 or 604-275-8809.

RICHMOND. 1 bdrm suite. Incl all utils. No laundry. N/S. N/P. $700/mo. Avail now. 604-808-4297.

TERRA NOVA; 2 Bdrm suite in btful home. $1250/mo. Hardwood, fireplace, a/c, insuite laundry. No pets. Call Gary at 604-512-2944. WILLIAMS & RAILWAY. JR. 1 BR, sep ent. no pets or smoking. no laundry. $900 incl util, avail immed. 778-846-1177

751

BURNABY, 3 bed and 1 bath upper level newly renovated suites home in Burnaby south slopes. Near skytrain. Avl November 15. $1200+half utilities (no smoking) REFERENCES REQUIRED.! Call 604-910-4528 RICHMOND, 3 bdrm. + playroom, 1.5 baths, garage, sundeck, 2nd floor, 1 block from Richmond Centre. Avail. now. $1300 + 60% utils. (778)837-8484

752

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RICHMOND

Briargate & Paddock Townhouses

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

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

PET WEEK OF THE

RICHMOND

“MITZY” NEEDS A GOOD HOME WITH YOU!

“MITZY,” #229827 SF, DMH, 2 YRS I am one beautiful and curvacious cat! I LOVE attention and will immediately seek you out. I am a very vocal cat, so I hope you don’t mind chatting because I have a lot to say. Due to my relaxed nature I wouldn’t mind a family with respectful children or pets. Because of my luscious long fur coat, I will need brushing daily so I don’t become matted. If you’re looking for a loving and playful but not overly demanding feline pal then look no further!

TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100

SPCA Thriftmart 5400 MINORU BLVD • 604-276-2477

5431 NO. 3 RD. 604-276-2254

PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL SPCA

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com POODLE, Miniature. Puppies. 3m, 1st & 2nd shots, dewormed, paper trained. $575. (604)856-8267 SAVE A LIFE - Wonderful Rescue Dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spayed, Neut. Reg. vac. & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee. Avail at your local Petcetera Stores.

2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519

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

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,400 (604)328-1883

2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: www.bcacuction.ca. Info: 250-952-5003

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

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT, 2400 km auto, 2 door, $7295 obo. Call: 604-277-6549 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $8500 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2012 BMW 128i convertible.Navy blue exterior...Boston onyx genuine leather. Automatic, navigation system, smart phone system, heated seats..4 year warranty...150 kms...Car recently won. $42000.00 obo......msrp 48000.00-50000.00 Ron 604-418-9750 erkamps@dccnet.com

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1995 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer, 5 spd, 4x4, loaded, leather, sunroof, exc cond. $3900. 778-565-4230 1996 SUZUKI Swift 2 dr. auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $950. Call (778) 551-1662.

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278

2011 5th Wheel 32’ Gooseneck Cargo Trailer, triple axle, 4000lb ramp, electric brakes, roof vents, 36” side door, like new, $12,500. Call 604-842-8009.

QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located

for only

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

Reach 116,000 Households

$

1000 plus tax

Includes one week in the Richmond Review and the South Delta Leader.

Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665

Includes:

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

CENTRAL RICHMOND, Move in with suitcase. Beautifully furnished apt., 1/bdrm., incl rec ctr, heat. NS, NP. $1200. Dec 1. (604)526-9529 MOVE In Bonus, 1 & 2 bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, coin laundry, elevator, NS, NP, close to all transit, shops, & schools, Lease 604-241-3772 Rmd

1996 TOYOTO COROLLA PLUS, auto, green, 4/dr, a/c, 156K, timing belt replaced, new exhst, reg. srvc, good brakes/tires, AirCared 03/13 $3100 obo. (604)507-9945

w! Sell it No

Website www.aptrentals.net

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

706

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AUTO SPECIAL

2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available

www.dannyevans.ca

ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies P/B,CKC,Reg’d microchip, vet chk, health guarantee, champ pedigree, parents onsite $2800. (604)462-7563 www.mcgregorsbulldogs.ca

845

TOWNHOUSES

2 LEVEL TOWNHOUSE, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, long term. N/S, N/P. 1422 sq.ft., across from Ironwood Mall, $2200/mo. Avail immed. Call 604-277-9990.

RENTALS 477

SUITES, UPPER

BLUNDELL & #2 RD. Lg 3 bdrm, nr school/bus/shops. Ns/np, avail now. $1200+60% utils. 604-277-4194

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

2011 CHRYSLER, SILVER, 2000 series, 4,037km. $25,000 obo (250)485-8081

RICHMOND. Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Newly reno’d. N/S, N/P. Utils incl. 604-278-4167 or 604-721-8406

MORTGAGES

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519

2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 5th wheel, 180K, full load $16,500 obo. 604-812-1278

RICHMOND, 2/bdrm Francis at Gilbert. gas f/p, sep entry, share w/d & util. N/P, N/S. Dec 1. $1025/mo. 604-277-7700

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

604-588-0833

SUITES, LOWER

RICHMOND, 11111 Bird Rd. New clean 1 bdrm. ste, pri. prkg. no pets. $750 incls. utils. & cbl. Avail. Nov. 15 604-273-6129 / 604-603-7936

HOMES WANTED

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

HOMES FOR RENT

NEW 4 bdrm,3 bath. Burkeville area Rmd/Canada line, bus @ $2950 2100 ft. - Pam 604-780-8010

750

RECREATIONAL/SALE

838

2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519

RICHMOND 1 bdrm. & den main floor, 8051 Ryan Rd. nr Williams & #3. N/S, no parties, N/P. Close to all amens. Avail. now. $900 mo. 604-779-6086

15 Arizona Ranch Lots! 50% OFF! AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7

“ Call Now for Free Estimate”

SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

818

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

736

AUTO FINANCING

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com

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

Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

636

#1 Roofing Company in BC

810

TRANSPORTATION

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

1 & 2 Bdrms

Swiss Mountain cross, 8 mos, male, very loving, $500. (604)845-2223, lv msg.

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I’m a parent, marketing director, soccer dad, and voter. Who are you? Join me and be a voter. Local Elections

November 19, 2011

Richmond

Election

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Election

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Make your mark!

It’s time to have your say on who leads your local government. Civic elections will be held all across British Columbia on Saturday, November 19. Here in Richmond, voters will chose a City Council made up of a Mayor and eight Councillors and a School Board with seven Trustees. This year, voting is easier than ever before. And the City is providing more information than ever before to help you cast your ballot. This week and next, special “Election Wraps” here in The Review will provide you with all the information you need to know about where and when you can vote and what you need to do to make your mark. Again this year, the City has also mailed our comprehensive Voter’s Guide to all households. For the first

time, this year’s guide also includes candidate profiles to help acquaint you with the people running for City Council and School Board.

“Join me and be a voter!”

By now, you should have received the Voter’s Guide in the mail. If not, please contact the Election Office at 604-276-4100, email us at Election2011@richmond.ca or drop by the Election Office at City Hall, on weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (except for November 11, when the office will be closed for Remembrance Day). While English copies of the Guide were mailed to all households, you can also get copies in Chinese, Punjabi or French on our website at www.richmond.ca.

Why wait for the 19th? Vote now! For early birds, this Saturday is super! Any qualified voter is eligible to vote during the numerous advance voting opportunities for this year’s civic election. In fact, a record nine advance voting opportunities are available this year for Richmond voters, including four different voting locations on our Super Saturday November 12.

to 8 p.m. each day at Richmond City Hall at 6911 No. 3 Road.

The first advance voting opportunity was held Tuesday, November 8 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

tLibrary/Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate

Advance voting continues on Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10, from 8 a.m.

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Then it’s on to Super Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 you can vote at your choice of one of the four locations below: tCambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road

tMcMath Secondary School 4251 Garry Street tMcRoberts Secondary School 8980 Williams Road

Advance voting opportunities wrap up with two final opportunities on Tuesday, November 15 at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, and at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road. “We know people lead busy lives and not everyone will find it convenient to get to the polls on November 19,” says Richmond’s Chief Election Officer David Weber. “That’s why we’re offering more advance voting opportunities this year. There’s no restrictions. As long as you are an eligible voter, you can take advantage of the advance voting opportunities.”

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Who can vote?

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Vote where you choose

If you’re over 18, a Canadian citizen and have lived in Richmond for a while, you’re likely eligible to vote in Richmond’s civic elections. Okay, to be precise, there’s a few other criteria: check inside today’s newspaper for a more detailed outline of who can vote.

If you are already registered on the Voters list, there is no ID requirement at the time of voting. Registered voters will receive a Voting Card in the mail prior to the election. It is recommended you bring the Voting Card with you as it will help speed up the process.

Voter registration

But don’t worry if you’re not registered. You can still register to vote during the advance voting days or on general election day. To do so, bring two pieces of identification that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence. At least one piece of identification must have your signature. If your identification documents don’t show your current address, you can make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

If you voted in the last federal or provincial elections, you are probably already on the Voters list for the civic election. You can check to see if you are registered by going to the Elections section of our website at www. richmond. ca at any time. On weekdays, during business hours, you can check the Voters list by dropping by the Election Office at City Hall or by calling 604-276-4100.

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“Join me and be a voter!”

The soccer field, the grocery store, the hockey game, the shopping mall, the library: Saturdays are busy days for families. Often voters tell us they intended to vote in the civic election but were just too busy that day. This year, the City of Richmond is making it easier for voters to overcome those challenges with its “Vote Anywhere” initiative. On election day, November 19, eligible voters can cast their ballot at their choice of any one of the 32 voting places. And to make it even easier, we will have voting places available at some popular Saturday destinations, including Aberdeen Centre Mall,

Lansdowne Centre Mall, Watermania and the Library/Cultural Centre in Minoru Park.

Our comprehensive Voter’s Guide was mailed to all households. Call 604-276-4100 if you did not get a copy.

As always, most voters will find there’s a voting place conveniently located within a few minutes from home. But unlike past years, you are no longer required to vote at your neighbourhood voting place. If your busy day has you out and about, you will find there’s a voting location available within a few minutes of any Richmond location. So drop by, cast your ballot and get back to your busy day.

Vote anywhere, but please vote!

“People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote—a very different thing.”

“I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.”

~Walter H. Judd

~Alexander Woollcott

Helping hands

Up close and personal Want to know more about the candidates running for office? There are two more opportunities to hear from the candidates for Richmond School Board at All-Candidates meetings scheduled for the coming week. At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, school trustee candidates will participate in an All-Candidates meeting organized by the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. On Wednesday, November 16, school

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board candidates will square off again in an All-Candidates meeting organized by the Richmond Teachers’ Association, Richmond Association of School Administrators, CUPE Local 716 and the Richmond District Parents’ Association. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Richmond Secondary School, 7171 Minoru Boulevard. Two All-Candidates meetings for mayor and councillor nominees were held earlier in November. No additional All-Candidates meetings for Council nominees were scheduled at the time this publication went to press.

We’re wired about the election Your number one source for civic election information is our Election section on the City website. Just go to www. richmond. ca and click on the Richmond Election button on the right hand side of our home page. Here you will find all the information you need to know about election times, locations, procedures and regulations. You can also check to see if you are on the registered Voters list and read profiles supplied by all the candidates running for office. New this year, we’re also on Facebook. Follow us at

facebook. ca/ richmondvotes and get timely posts on election information or ask us your questions about election procedures. We really like our Facebook page and we hope you will “like” us too! Finally, the City’s website is also the place to go on election night for all the results. With our automated voting system, the first election results will be available online within minutes after polls close at 8 p.m. Final results are expected to be available by about 9 p.m.

We’re committed to ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot. There’s a number of special measures in place to eliminate barriers for voters with varying needs.

Ballot marking assistance A ballot marking device will be available at the Lansdowne Centre Mall voting place on General Voting Day (November 19) and at the Advance Voting opportunities at City Hall (November 9, 10 and 15). The ballot marking device at the accessible voting station allows people living with disabilities to independently mark their own ballot. The device accepts a standard ballot and, with the aid of descriptive

audio, enhanced video display, Braille keypad, and connections for sip/puff devices, the voter uses the machine to mark their choices on the ballot. While the option always remains to bring someone with you to assist with the voting process, the ballot marking device is available as an option.

If you vote by mail ballot, you must sign a statement indicating that you qualify for a mail ballot. If you wish to vote by mail ballot, please contact the Election Office at 604-276-4100 weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays) to make arrangements.

Mail ballots

Curbside voting

Voting by mail ballot is permitted for:

Curbside voting is available if you can drive to a voting place but are physically unable to enter the voting place. For more information on how this will work for you, please call the Election Office at 604-276-4100.

tvoters who have a physical disability, illness or injury which affects their ability to vote in person, or tvoters who expect to be away from Richmond on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

Translation assistance If you require translation at the voting place you may bring one person

with you to assist as a translator. Translators must sign a solemn declaration before assisting a voter to vote.

Mobile polls As in previous years, voting opportunities will be provided for residents of care facilities who would otherwise not be able to attend a voting place on General Voting Day. Arrangements will be made again this year in consultation with care facilities staff to provide appropriate voting opportunities for people living in these facilities. For more information, please call the Election Office at 604-276-4100.

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