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MARCH 2012


B.C. eliminates aviation fuel tax


YVR celebrated Special Olympics British Columbia’s Team BC


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YVR hosted a very special send-off last month for members of Special Olympics British Columbia’s Team BC, who were heading to the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Alberta. Athletes, coaches, supporters and fans congregated in the airport’s Public Observation Area, where the excitement was palpable as the team of 109 athletes and 34 volunteer coaches prepared to compete at the Games, which ran from February 28 to March 3. As part of the celebratory send-off, supporters signed a banner with their well wishes for the athletes competing in a number of winter sports such as snowshoeing,

cross-country skiing and speed-skating. “The athletes and coaches who have qualified for Team BC are an extremely impressive group,” said Leslie Thornley, Chef de Mission for Team BC 2012. “These athletes performed so well in the provincial championships this year, and I can’t wait to see the personal bests and sportsmanship that they will show as they compete on the national stage. Special Olympics Canada Games offer amazing opportunities for B.C. athletes to enrich their lives as they strive to meet their goals in national competition, meet other athletes from all over the country and expand their horizons through this unique experience.”

Members of Special Olympics British Columbia’s Team BC celebrate at YVR on February 27 before flying to Alberta to compete at the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The Canada Winter Games are the stepping stone to the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in South Korea in 2013.

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Canadian tradition marked in Richmond It was all about hockey, all day, at the Richmond Olympic Oval last month, when more than 16,000 fans flocked to the Oval to celebrate as part of the 12th annual Hockey Day in Canada. Vancouver Airport Authority was proud to be an event partner with the City of Richmond for the celebration, which included a celebrity ball-hockey game that squared off teams comprised of ex-Canucks, media personalities, members of Canada’s men’s floorball team and members of Richmond City Council. The game was a shutout with Team Kurtenbach beating Team Linden 2-0. A main attraction was former Vancouver Canucks Captain, Trevor Linden. Fans lined up for hours for a chance to get their picture taken and an autograph with their beloved number 16. Other highlights included the “leg-

((Left) Young hockey fans take to the rink as part of the 12th annual Hockey Day in Canada. (Above) Anne Murray, Vancouver Airport Authority’s vice president of community and environmental affairs (left to right), celebrates all things hockey with Trevor Linden (centre), former Vancouver Canucks Captain, and Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of Richmond. ends” exhibit from the Hockey Hall of Fame; a huge Marketplace full of collectibles and memorabilia available for sale; an interactive fun zone for

fans to test their skills; and a Pacific International Junior Hockey League game pitting rival teams, the Richmond Sockeyes and the North Delta Devils.

And, of course, the CBC broadcast games featuring seven Canadian NHL teams on the big screen for fans to enjoy.

YVR welcomes first airport Rogers’ Chocolates

Airport Authority supports Richmond Hospital Emergency Expansion Project

An iconic British Columbian company renowned for its sweets—Rogers’ Chocolates—opened its first airport location at YVR this month. Canada’s first chocolatier, Charles “Candy” Rogers, began making chocolates in 1885 in the back of his grocery shop in Victoria, B.C. Today, Rogers’ Chocolates is a local institution that continues to satisfy the sweet tooth of millions every year through its fine chocolate products—still hand-wrapped. Located after security near Gate 44 in Domestic Departures, the new YVR location features a full chocolate case that allows travellers to design their own chocolate boxes with everything from truffles to coveted Victoria Creams. And, as part of its 125th anniversary

The Airport Authority is pleased to support the Emergency Expansion Project at Richmond Hospital. Earlier this month, Vancouver Airport Authority vice president of community and environmental affairs, Anne Murray (middle), presented a $100,000 cheque to Claude Stang, program manager emergency services, and Natalie Meixner, president and CEO, both of Richmond Hospital Foundation. The funds will go towards equipment purchases and an emergency department redesign.

celebrations, Rogers’ Chocolates also has a larger-than-life historical tribute on display after security in Domestic Departures (across from its new store location). The installation at YVR provides an in-depth look at the history of Canada’s premier chocolatier. 

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Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport was officially dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008. Built at a cost 4.3-billion pounds, the terminal consists of a four-storey main terminal building and two satellite buildings linked by an underground people mover transit system. March 1 marked the two-year anniversary of the busiest day in YVR’s history—March 1, 2010, a day that conjured up feelings of nostalgia for many who work at YVR. In addition to thinking back to planning for and welcoming the more than 1.3-million visitors who travelled through YVR during Games-time, many Vancouver Airport Authority employees have also been paying their Olympic experience forward to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). This summer, Heathrow will welcome millions of visitors and 80 per cent of the Olympic and Paralympic Family for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The fourth largest airport in the world—which sees approximately four times the number of passengers who travel through YVR—Heathrow is tapping

into YVR’s knowledge and experience in operations, employee engagement, communications and more. In the summer of 2011, officials from Heathrow spent a week with YVR representatives to tour terminals and learn about the tools, tips and techniques that could help Heathrow turn in a gold-medal performance. Members of the YVR team have also been invited to Heathrow to review that airport’s preparations and pass on details of YVR’s intense focus on planning and practice, and strategy to build and nurture relationships, encourage innovation and recognize team achievements. Heathrow has even taken a page out of YVR’s book and is building a remote terminal for athletes only. Its ‘Games Terminal’ is modeled after the Sea Island Remote Terminal.

NEXUS expands at YVR NEXUS members flying to the United States through YVR will now be able to use their NEXUS cards to access designated security lines for faster pre-board screening. YVR, one of eight Canadian airports included in the expanded service, already has dedicated NEXUS security screening lines at main domestic and international checkpoints. NEXUS is a bi-national Canada-United States program for pre-approved, low-risk travellers entering Canada and the United States at designated air, land and marine ports of entry. When travelling by air, NEXUS speeds up border clearance by offering members expedited passage by using self-serve kiosks. The designated security screening lines for NEXUS members are implemented by Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and Transport Canada in cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. For more information and/or to apply for NEXUS, visit

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The GRE works by effectively redirecting noise up rather than out, while also absorbing it with specialized panels perforated by several louvered vents for aerodynamic purposes. It is the first structure of its kind at a Canadian commercial airport, and is an integral component in YVR’s Noise Management Plan.

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British Columbia has eliminated the aviation fuel tax for international flights, effective April 1, in an effort to encourage new air services, increase frequencies, create jobs and offer travellers more choice. Aviation fuel tax relief is an important strategy that supports Canada’s Pacific Gateway. It makes it easier for airports in B.C. to compete for international traffic with airports in other jurisdictions such as Alberta and Washington State that do not have an aviation fuel tax. “Expanded air service to and from YVR contributes substantially to British Columbia’s economy, with every new daily international flight creating between 150 and 200 jobs at the airport, adding to the 23,600 people who currently work at YVR,” said Larry Berg, president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “B.C.’s proximity to the Asia-Pacific region makes the province ideally situated to take advantage of a growing demand for Canadian products such as coal, forest products, seafood, liquefied natural gas and

potash. More flights will give B.C. businesses greater access to foreign markets, including the growing economies of China, India, Korea and Japan,” said Berg. The change provides greater financial certainty for airlines, allowing them to invest in expansion with more confidence. The elimination of this tax will save airlines approximately $12-million in 2012-13. Since the Government of B.C. announced plans to eliminate the aviation fuel tax and support YVR’s growth plans in September 2010, the Airport Authority has signed agreements with 22 airlines to encourage the expansion of flights to YVR. The Airport Authority and its airline partners are also hard at work on other initiatives, including a five-year incentive program to increase routes and capacity at YVR. The additional flights expected by 2020 will enable B.C. companies to access more markets and customers, as well as a wider base of suppliers, business partners and employees.







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Bombardier and ATR pitch for new WestJet regional service

Founded in 1981, ATR has sold approximately 1,200 aircraft to more than 186 operators based in 90 countries. Its 72-600 aircraft is a twin-engine turboprop that seats up to 78 passengers in a single-class configuration and is operated by a two-pilot crew. In response to WestJet’s announced plans to launch a new low-cost regional airline by 2013, Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace and French-Italian manufacturer ATR are pitching their turboprop aircraft for flight service. Bombardier has prepared a special 78-seat Q400 NextGen airliner for WestJet flight demonstration. The Q400 features a custom livery with the wording: “Proudly made in Canada and flying everywhere,” heralding the Q400 NextGen turboprop’s worldwide operational success and paying homage to the WestJet brand. “The demonstration flight [provides] an opportunity to showcase two of

Canada’s leading national companies,” said Mike Arcamone, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The Q400 NextGen airliner is the fastest new-technology turboprop, providing both jet speed and turboprop fuel efficiency. This allows airlines to successfully deploy the aircraft in a variety of markets ranging from typical shorthaul turboprop markets to longer-haul jet replacement opportunities. “The Q400 NextGen aircraft’s operational flexibility, low-cost operation, reduced environmental impact and onboard experience are ideally suited to WestJet’s planned regional airline,” said Arcamone. The list price for a Q400 NextGen

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Bombardier’s specially prepared Q400 NextGen aircraft heading to WestJet’s Calgary head office.

aircraft is approximately US$30-million ATR is demonstrating its 78-seat ATR 72–600, which features the latest technological enhancements, low fuel burn and operating costs. The aircraft’s new Pratt & Whitney 127M engine provides five per cent additional thermodynamic power at takeoff, improving performance on short runways, in hot weather and at high altitude. The incorporation of a “boost function” enables use of additional power as needed, only when called for by take-off conditions. Speaking at a January 18, 2012 press conference in Paris, ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato said that ATR 72-600s had com-

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larly ATRs, appear more and more to be the right solution for regional aviation,” said Bagnato. The pitches by Bombardier and ATR are in response to a request for proposal from WestJet for up to 40 turboprop aircraft for the proposed new regional airline.

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Airport Operations Celebrating Canada’s air transportation safety, strength and success Aviation in Canada is a big part of the country’s lifestyle, connecting Canadians in large and small communities with one another; contributing to the health of the economy and creating jobs. Canada was not the first country to take to the skies, but its contribution to aviation has been significant. For example, annual sales of Canadian aerospace products and services total more than $20-billion, with exports of aerospace goods and services approaching $17-billion. February 23 was first designated National Aviation Day in Canada in 2009. This occasion highlights the Government of Canada’s role in aviation safety for all Canadians and celebrates the successes of our industry worldwide. This year, the Government of Canada celebrated Canada’s fourth National Aviation Day and the aviation industry’s future leaders by launching a new internship program for senior high school students interested in civil aviation. The Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Student Internship Program is a paid, two-month summer work term at Transport Canada headquarters in Ottawa. The internship is open to students currently enrolled in grades 11 and 12, Secondary V or the first year of CEGEP. Applicants must be fluent in either English or French and be prepared to submit a letter of reference from a teacher and a parental consent form. Students must complete the online application and submit an essay by April 30, 2012 in order to be considered. The successful intern will be notified by June 8, 2012. For more information on the eligibility requirements and the online application process for the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Student Internship Program and National Aviation Day, visit Following are some of Canada’s achievements in aviation during the past 100 years. • 1909 – On February 23, the Silver Dart flies nearly 800 m in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, marking Canada’s first powered, heavier-than-air flight. • 1915 – The first series production of aircraft in Canada commenced when the Curtiss JN-3 was put into production in Toronto. • 1919 – Bush pilots–able to spot forest fires and responsible for mapping

The Canadian government has appointed David Emerson, Canada’s former minister for industry, trade and foreign affairs to lead a year-long review of Canada’s aerospace policies. Christian Paradis, the current federal industry minister, said the review will examine how government, industry and other key stakeholders can address key issues facing the aerospace and space sectors.





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and transporting fire fighters and their equipment–were vital to the discovery and early development of Canada’s natural resources. In June, La Vigilance, a Curtiss HS-2Ls, performed the world’s first commercial bush flight in the St. Maurice Valley north of Trois-Rivières, Québec. 1919 – The first direct trans-Atlantic flight was made from St. John’s Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown in a twin-engined Vickers Vimy bomber. 1920 – The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed. 1930s – Canada moves more freight by air than the rest of the world combined. Air traffic control, flight plans, fixed routes, designated levels and radio contact, soundproof cabins and flight attendants are introduced. 1934 – Jessica Jarvis becomes the first woman in Canada to earn her commercial pilot’s licence. 1937 – The government creates TransCanada Airlines (which became Air

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Canada in 1964) to meet Canada’s need for a transcontinental service. 1938 – The first coast-to-coast passenger service begins on March 6. 1944 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was founded with the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Canada was one of the original 52 member states, and since 1945 the organization has been headquartered in Montreal. 1958 – On March 18, the Avro CF-105 Arrow makes its first high-speed flight. 1964 – Most major Canadian airports accommodate long-range jet aircraft. Instrument landing systems at airports help ensure the safety of rapidly growing numbers of air travellers. 1999 – Canada leads the world by being the first country to implement safety management systems (SMS) as a new way to eliminate safety risks in civil aviation. 2008 – Canada’s Bombardier, Inc, the world’s third-largest civil aircraft maker, unveils its ‘green’ CSeries family of fuel-efficient jets. 

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Paradis said the work being done by the review will form the framework for co-operation between government and the aerospace and space sectors going forward. The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and its member companies issued a statement of approval on the appointment of Emerson. “Mr. Emerson is a seasoned leader and strategic thinker,” said David Schellenberg, chairman of the AIAC Board of Directors. “His impressive experience in public policy development acquired as the head of various public organizations, his private sector background, and his thorough understanding of global economic forces shaping the Canadian geo-political landscape give him the perfect combination of skills and experience to execute this mandate.” Among the elements Emerson and an advisory panel will examine are what impact existing programs and policies are having and what alternative policies the government should consider.

AIAC said and its member firms will play an active role in the Aerospace Review process through the creation of six working groups to provide the Review Head and the Advisory Council with practical solutions and recommendations to improve federal aerospace policies and programs and enhance the Canadian aerospace industry’s competitiveness. “The Canadian aerospace industry is currently the fifth largest in the world and employs 80,000 Canadians from coast-to-coast,” said Schellenberg. “To compete globally, our industry needs the right government policies and programs to take advantage of outstanding opportunities for growth in the future. A competitive Canadian aerospace industry will result in more high-skilled jobs and other benefits to the Canadian economy.” Emerson, who was president and chief executive officer of Vancouver Airport Authjority from 1992 to 1997, will report his findings to the industry minister in late 2012. 

Question: I smoke a couple of cigarettes socially; do I need to be concerned about oral cancer? Answer: Yes. Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the world. The lifetime probability of developing oral cancer in Canada is 1 in 73 for men and 1 in 151 for women. Sadly, the mortality rate for oral cancer has not decreased in the last 30 years. In North America, someone dies of oral cancer every hour of every day. Found late, the five-year survival rate is poor at 32 per cent. Found early, while still localized to the primary site, the five-year survival rate is good at 83 per cent. Clearly, finding oral cancer in its early stages is the key. With early detection, survival rates are high, and side effects from treatment are low. Traditional risk factors that can contribute to oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use and a previous history of oral cancer. While males over the age of 40 have traditionally been most at risk, in the last 20 years there has been a 60 per cent increase in oral cancer in adults under the age of 40. Twenty-five per cent of these cases have NO traditional risk factors. Over the last four decades, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), known for its role in cervical cancer, has been showing up in increasing numbers of oral cancer cases, both with and without the established risk factors of tobacco and alcohol use. The dental team at the Vancouver Airport Dental Centre uses the VELscope Vx as an early detection screening device for pre-cancer, oral cancer and other oral disease. This revolutionary hand-held device has been featured on the television shows such as The Doctors and Dr. Oz, is approved by the FDA and is recognized by the World Health Organization. The VELscope helps to identify oral disease before it is visible under ordinary light while it is easiest to treat and in its most curable stages. The examination is completely safe, takes less than three minutes and does not involve any radiation, rinses, dyes or patient discomfort. The VELscope works using tissue fluorescence. Under its light, abnormal tissue appears as an irregular, dark area that stands out against the surrounding healthy tissue. In addition to pre-cancer and oral cancer it can also discover disorders such as lichen planus, candidiasis, squamous

papillomas, salivary gland tumours and bacterial and viral infections. The Oral Cancer Foundation recommends that an oral cancer screening exam be done every year. For those who engage in known risk factors, it should be done more frequently. Oral cancer screenings are painless, quick and inexpensive. Like other common cancer screenings such as cervical, prostate or breast, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, more curable stages. Most dental offices perform a visible oral cancer screening using ordinary light without the use of a VELscope. The Vancouver Airport Dental Centre is proud to provide the most advanced standards of care available and has incorporated the use of the VELscope as part of clients’ regular cleaning and check-up appointments. Most dental insurance plans reimburse the cost of this potentially life-saving examination. Signs & symptoms of oral cancer Other health conditions can have the same signs and symptoms as oral cancer, so having any of the following symptoms does not necessarily mean a person has cancer. However, it is important to see a dentist about: • an ulcer or sore in the mouth that doesn’t heal • loose teeth • a lump in the lip, mouth, gums, tongue, or roof of the mouth • dentures that no longer fit • thickening in the cheek • slurred speech • bleeding in the mouth • constant mouth pain • white or red patches on the lips or in the mouth. Dr. Amy Nunrha, DMD, is the primary practitioner at the Vancouver Airport Dental Centre, Domestic Terminal, Level 1. The Dental Centre is open six days a week. To book an appointment, call 604276-2121 or email Send us your health and wellness question and if published you will automatically win $25 YVR Bucks that can be spent at any YVR shop, restaurant or service provider. Email; fax 604-736-6750.

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Air Canada celebrates 75th anniversary

Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its inaugural visit to Canada as part of Air Canada’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Air Canada will take its first delivery of a Dreamliner in 2014.

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Earlier this month, thousands of Air Canada customers, employees and suppliers took part in an open house event in Toronto to kick off a year-long celebration of the airline’s 75th anniversary. The centerpiece of the festivities was a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world’s newest and most modern commercial aircraft, which made its inaugural visit to Canada. Air Canada has 37 firm orders plus 13 options for the Dreamliner, with first delivery of the aircraft in 2014. In addition to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner visit, Air Canada marked a number of events and announcements at the event. • The launch of the Air Canada Foundation, to manage the airline’s community investment programs and raise the profile of the causes Air Canada and its employees support. The Air Canada Foundation, which will be a registered charity, builds on the former Kids’ Horizons Program with a continuing focus on the health and wellness of children and youth. The Foundation’s mission is to help bring sick children to the medical care they need, support organizations that alleviate child poverty, and make the wishes of sick and disadvantaged children come true. It will achieve these aims by supporting pediatric hospitals, raising funds and providing other assistance to charitable organizations. • The release of a series of Canada Post Picture Postage stamps. Air Canada has commissioned five stamps featuring different aircraft from its fleet over the past 75 years. Aircraft included in the series are the: Douglas DC-3, 1947; Vickers Vanguard, 1961; Boeing 747-100, 1971; Airbus 340-541, 1999; and Boeing 777-300 ER, 2007. These collectors’ stamps will be available for purchase at in the near future.

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Air Canada’s 75th anniversary logo. • A 75-year retrospective fashion show of more than 30 vintage uniforms from each decade of Air Canada’s history. The uniforms were recreated in Montreal’s fashion district and capture the romance and zeitgeist of their particular era. From sober gabardine in the 1930s to the mod 1960s and plaids of the 1970s, the show highlighted the evolution of Air Canada’s distinctive styling. • Air Canada’s Lockheed L-10A aircraft. Named after a bright star in the Pleiades star cluster, the 10A Electra was the pride of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, and in 1937 was the first passenger aircraft in the fleet of TransCanada Air Lines, as Air Canada was originally named. In the 1930s, this twin-engine, all-metal monoplane was the exciting new face of commercial aviation. The airline had a fleet of five of these 10-passenger aircraft and one of the originals still certified to fly was on display, making a stunning contrast with the new Dreamliner. Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents. In 2011, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18-million airline passengers conducted by Skytrax, an independent research firm.

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Fleet Fawn Mk II CF-CHF on display at the Reynolds-Alberta Aviation Museum.

Born in 1923 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Stanley George Reynolds was a business man, aviator, collector, and philanthropist. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at 19 years old and flew Mosquitos in night-fighter squadrons defending England during World War II. When he returned home to Wetaskiwin after the war, he opened a used car dealership, which over the years grew to include sales of new cars, farm machinery and industrial equipment. It was through his automobile dealership that Reynolds obtained his first collector car, a 1911 Overland that he took in on a trade and deemed too interesting to resell. Reynolds didn’t stop flying, however; in fact, he would fly over the farms and towns of Alberta looking for old cars, trucks, and machinery to collect. By 1955, Reynolds had amassed enough of a collection to warrant opening it to the public as

a museum, one that focused less on expensive and rare artifacts and more on things that had been thoroughly used, illustrating “everyday, gritty Alberta life.” In 1974, Reynolds, then owner of the Reynolds Museum, approached the Government of Alberta with the idea of developing a spectacular new museum, and the resulting Reynolds-Alberta Museum grew from one man’s dream to an internationally recognized provincial treasure. The provincially owned and operated Reynolds-Alberta Museum is named after the Reynolds Family in recognition of the cultural and historic significance of Stan Reynolds’ donations of vehicles, aircraft from the golden age of aviation, agricultural equipment and industrial machines. Reynolds has been recognized for his contributions to the preservation of his-

tory with the Order of Canada, the Alberta Order of Excellence and in 2009 was inducted as a member of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame for his role in preserving






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Canada’s aviation history. The Reynolds-Alberta Museum will hold a memorial for Reynolds on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

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Flying while pregnant means extra considerations Travel Talk Air travel is generally safe for pregnant women, but travelling while pregnant does come with some warnings. Online travel website Cheapflights has produced a useful guide that offers stress-reducing tips and information guidelines on flying while pregnant. The guide covers everything from when to fly to how to stay healthy in the air and after you’ve arrived at your destination. It also details the policies of the major airlines serving Canada and is accompanied by practical advice from third party experts on managing air travel and pregnancy, as well as some suggestions for products to help smooth the travel process. Here is a brief sample of top tips to help ensure safe and comfortable air travel when pregnant. Healthy air travel • Stay hydrated. Dehydration on airplanes can be more acute during pregnancy, so drink plenty of caffeine-free, non-alcoholic fluids before, during and after the flight. • Wear your seatbelt continuously to minimize risk of injury from unpredictable turbulence. • Wear support hose and shoes with adjustable straps in case your feet swell.

immunizations are maintained, in case the need to travel coincides with pregnancy. Consult your physician if you are travelling to destinations requiring vaccinations.

• As always with flying, get up and walk around the cabin every two hours or more. When to fly • According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, air travel is safest for pregnant women before the 20th week of pregnancy. If you are considering a flight during your pregnancy, check with both your doctor and the airline before you book. General consensus in the medical community suggests it is best not to travel pregnant before 12 weeks due to morning sickness and the potentially increased risk of miscarriage. Though many pregnant women have no trouble flying in their first trimester, it is always better to err on the safe side. Consult with your physician. • A frequent concern among pregnant flyers is the exposure to naturally occurring cosmic radiation during a flight. However, the risks to both the passenger and fetus are considered negligible as the radiation exposure of even the longest flight is around 15 per cent of the recommended exposure limit of one millisievert per year. • It is also recommended that up-to-date

Each airline has its own rules • If you’re booking your flights with an agent, let them know that you’re pregnant when you book your flight and check that you are permitted to fly. • If booking your online, be sure to check the airline’s website for its policies. It is worth calling ahead to alert the airline about your pregnancy—this should also ensure that you get special service to keep you comfortable once onboard. • It is also recommended that you avoid smaller planes that fly below 2,100 metres and choose larger planes with pressurized cabins. Make yourself comfortable • Reserving the right seat on the airplane can make a difference, especially during pregnancy. You will need to be able to get up and move around the plane. • Try and reserve a spacious seat when booking. Many airlines’ websites have information about the varying legroom on each of their seats. If you plan to

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Wright Brothers Flying Extravaganza Last month, BCIT students took a break from their studies to participate or support participants in the BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) model airplane-throwing competition called the Wright Brothers Flying Extravaganza Held at the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) in Richmond, approximately 40 students went head-to-head in the 4th annual low-tech competition. Teams of three were challenged to construct planes from everyday office supplies, which were then flown from the second level balcony in the ATC. Winning teams were those who managed to send their Legoman pilot to a safe landing on three consecutive attempts. Prizes for best design, longest time in the air and the

most spectacular crash were awarded. The winning team based on the distance in which they safely flew their Lego pilots were Team Oreo, winning a helicopter flight courtesy of Helijet. Best design was won by Team Ramrod, with gifts courtesy of The Flying Beaver in Richmond. A consolation prize for best crash went to team Planes OP. The individual, single-sheet paper airplane flight contest was won by Dixon Yang with a distance of 32.3 meters. Yang, who won a tool chest courtesy of ATC staff, said his aircraft could have gone further if the room was bigger. Yang said his father taught him how to make the plane in his factory in Vietnam and credited him for the win.

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Team Oreo flew the longest distance safely and won a helicopter flight courtesy of Helijet.

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Employee of the Year The 2012 PAMEA trade show, held at the BCIT Aerospace Technology YVR Campus. The annual Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (PAMEA) Symposium and trade show took place on January 27-28 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Aerospace Technology YVR Campus. The trade show drew exhibitors from as far away as Montreal and Winnipeg and was also attended by many B.C. companies. There were many interesting forums presented by government, industry, educational, safety and legal representatives. Some highlights included an induction ceremony to the Canadian AME Hall of Fame, for pioneer aircraft maintenance engineer and author Rex Terpening (Bent Props & Blow Pots) for his contribution to the advancement of aircraft maintenance and its associations. Albert Walsh, a retired Royal Canadian Air Force Technical Captain was presented with the Robert Hope Pursuit of Excellence award. Walsh was instrumental in securing a hangar for the Cadet Squadron in Qualicum on Vancouver Island. PAMEA is a non-profit association comprised of aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft maintenance personnel and aviation industry corporate members. For more information on the association, visit

2012 PAMEA award recipients—Albert Walsh (left), received the Robert Hope Pursuit of Excellence Award and Rex Terpening, recipient of the AME Hall of Fame Award.

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Cathay’s Premium Economy Class has a large meal table as well as a cocktail table. introduced beyond that. By end of this year, Cathay Pacific will have 48 aircraft installed with the new product. By the end of 2013, 87 aircraft in the airline’s long-haul fleet will feature Premium Economy.

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and targets,” said Thierry Baril, Airbus executive vice president, human resources. “I am convinced that a more balanced proportion of women at all levels of the company can only improve Airbus’ performance. Offering equal chances is an essential corner stone of the Airbus corporate culture. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the U.K. and Spain, as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and the Middle East and employs more than 55,000 people worldwide of more than 100 nationalities. Some 4,500 new employees were recruited in 2011, driven by an order backlog equivalent to 7-8 years production and the continued development of aircraft programs such as the A320neo and the A350 XWB Family. To explore careers at Airbus, visit






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Shamrocks, leprechauns and a pint or two One of the most favourite celebrations around the globe is St. Patrick’s Day, which is observed on March 17 each year. This date is synonymous with all things Irish: shamrocks, anything green or gold, leprechauns, good luck and enjoying a pint or two of Guinness. So why is it celebrated on March 17? One theory is that this is the date at St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died. However did you know that St. Patrick was not even Irish? Or that blue and not green was actually the colour most often associated with St. Patrick? And that outside of Ireland, Montserrat and Newfoundland, Canada are the only other two places around the world where St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday? Here are some other fun tidbits about St. Patrick’s Day. • St. Patrick was not Irish; he was from Wales. He used the three-leaved shamrock as a teaching tool to explain the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) to the pagan Irish. • Irish immigrants arrived in Canada in 1825. By 1867, they were the second largest ethnic group (after the French) and comprised 24 per cent of Canada’s population. • Montreal is home to one of the longestrunning parades in North America. It goes back to 1824. The flag of Montreal has a shamrock, representing the Irish, in the bottom right corner. Along with

the English, French and Scottish, the Irish were one of the founding groups in the 19th century. Despite the profusion of everything green on St. Patrick’s Day, the colour most often associated with the saint was blue. St. Patrick’s blue was considered symbolic of Ireland for many centuries and the Irish Presidential Standard is still blue. While small splashes of green were worn as far back as 1681, it was only when political factions started adopting the colour green that it became synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. In Seattle, Washington, a green stripe is laid along the centre of 4th Avenue to mark the route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The ceremony is carried out each year on March 16, the night before the parade (Friday, March 16, this year). The shamrock that is traditionally given to the U.S. president is grown in County Kerry. The Taoiseach (president of Ireland) and the president wear their green ties, pose for the media with the crystal bowl that overflows with the lush, green shamrock, exchange friendly words about Ireland-U.S. relations and then the Secret Service take it away and destroy the plant. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the mostloved public holidays in Ireland, breaking up the long stretch between New

Aer Lingus, the national carrier of Ireland, with a shamrock on its tail fin. Year’s and Easter. Although it was made an official holiday in 1903, it was only in the 1960s that one could drown the shamrock in a pub—pull the shamrock off your lapel and throw it into the last drink of the night. • Montserrat, a welcoming home to Irish slaves in the 17th century, is one of the few places outside Ireland where St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday. Its festival runs for one week (March 10-19) with a Freedom Run, calypso

competition, nature hike and a reconstructed Slave Village teeming with stalls selling delicious African-Irish delicacies. • Newfoundland, Canada has a provincial holiday on March 17, which marks its historic associations with Ireland. Generations of Irish immigrants have made their mark with place names such as St. Patrick’s, Patrick’s Cove, Ireland’s Eye and Kilbride. • The green-dyed Shamrock Shake is

McDonald’s restaurants contribution to the feast of St. Patrick. The creation is 540 calories of minty-flavoured nectar topped off with whipped cream and a red cherry. Vancouver’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, part of Celtic Fest 2012, is the festival’s largest and most popular free event. This year’s parade takes to the streets of downtown Vancouver on Sunday March 18, at 11am. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!






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Trailblazing women travellers Along with St. Patrick’s Day, the month of March also acknowledges International Women’s Day on March 8. This global day of recognition, which is even a national holiday in many countries such as China and Russia, celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. From the iconic Amelia Earhart, the first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic, to tech-savvy entrepreneur Brittany Laughlin, co-founder of a social site that is changing the travel planning, women have made, and continue to make, their mark in the travel world. Here are some past and present women globetrotters. Edith Lederer (b. 1943)— Lederer’s path to becoming a globetrotting journalist began with a month’s-long personal voyage through Europe shortly after college. Upon her return to the U.S. she got a stateside job with The Associated Press (AP), but it wasn’t long before she was abroad again. In 1973, she became the AP’s first full-time female reporter covering the Vietnam War. She spent the next 25 years covering wars and changing global dynamics around the world and since 1998 has been the AP’s chief correspondent at the U.N. Freya Hoffmeister (b. 1964)—The first woman and second person ever to circumnavigate Australia in 2009, this after having sea kayaked around both Iceland and the south island of New Zealand on different occasions. Her current trip—kayaking around all of South America—began on August 30, 2011 and will end just before her 50th birthday on May 10, 2014. Brittany Laughlin (b. 1985)—The way people travel and share their experiences is evolving at an overwhelming pace. Leading the speedy charge is gtrot, a social travel site that personalizes trip suggestions

in a particular destination like hotels, restaurants—even deals—based on a traveller’s social networks’ recommendations. At its helm is 25-year-old co-founder Brittany Laughlin, a tech-savvy entrepreneur who is pushing globetrotters to re-think the way they travel. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900)— Kingsley returned to England after years travelling through Western Africa, where she acquainted herself with indigenous groups and local customs in countries like Sierra Leone and Angola. Unheard of for a Victorian woman, Kingsley travelled through dangerous areas solo, including treacherous African jungles. A critic of European colonialism and missionaries trying to change African customs, Kingsley forever influenced European thoughts about Africa and indigenous groups. Gertrude Bell (1868-1926)—Bell broke barriers early in life as the first woman to graduate from Oxford with a history degree. In a time when most women married young and were not allowed to vote, Bell set off for Persia fresh out of school, travelling through the Arabian Desert by herself and living with tribes for years. In more than 1,000 letters home, Bell described her enchantment with Persia and the Orient. She worked as a spy in Cairo during World War I and then as a diplomat, helping to form a unified Iraq under the leadership of King Faisal. When “The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq” died at 57, the masses turned out in Baghdad to celebrate her life. Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)—The first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart is an icon for lovers of flight around the world. When she first saw an airplane at the Iowa State Fair, she was unimpressed: “It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting,”

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Riding to conquer cancer YVR Green Coat volunteer Pat Brand plans to participate once again in this year’s BC Cancer Foundation’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride, which will take place Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17, is a unique fundraising event that supports groundbreaking research at the BC Cancer Agency. Last year, 2,879 cyclists joined together to raise a record $11.1-million. This year will mark the 4th time that Brand has participated in the event, which involves cycling through the Pacific Northwest over two days. Brand’s team is called Riders for Ryders and with 130 riders in the team is expected to be the largest participating. The Riders for Ryders team was formed in honour of two boys, both called Ryder—Ryder Evans-Brockett and Ryder James Hari Kartar Khalsa Naismith, both of whom succumbed to cancer at ages five and two, respectively. Brand’s grand-daughter, Maddy, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2008 at age 11, a rare occurrence for someone her age. Her thyroid was removed in January 2009 and she received radiation for 17 lymph nodes that were affected. The treatment was a success and

although Maddy is now required to take thyroid medication for the rest of her life, subsequent tests have all been positive. As a result of the experience with Maddy, Brand and his son Jeremy (Maddy’s father) felt a strong need to support the fight to eradicate this insidious disease and in 2009, they completed a 260-kilometre, two-day Ride to Conquer Cancer, raising more than $18,000. Since that initial ride, the team has raised just over $420,000. Since its inception in 2009, the Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $27.9-million in support of cancer research in BC— research that is focused on advancing new understandings of cancer for the development of improved treatment options. Brand is asking for support in two ways. Those who want to challenge themselves for a great cause by riding in the event. Even if you haven’t ridden since you were 12, all you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. If you cannot participate on the ride consider making a monetary donation instead. For more information on Team Riders for Ryders, visit

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Try something different today for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The following restaurants are at or within five minutes from YVR, and most offer airport employee discounts.

International (Before Security) • Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual diningLevel 3 Departures • Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries-Level 3 Departures • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads -Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads & soups-Level 3 Departures • Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Level 3 Departures • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Level 2 Arrivals • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures

Airport South • Airside Café New Management, New Menu (opposite Million Air) 350-5400 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC YVR’s only restaurant with a view ofaircraft maintenance! BREAKFAST & LUNCH MON-FRI: 8am to 4pm Airside Breakfast $4.99 2 eggs, 2 sausages or ham or bacon Airside Lunch from $3.99 Soups * Salads * Burgers & Fries * Sandwiches * Daily Specials. • The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill 4760 Inglis Drive. Located on the water, inside Harbour Air Seaplanes Terminal, near Vancouver Airport South. Incredible location, great food, good service & good value. Open 7 days per week 11am to midnight, weekend breakfast from 9am. (604) 273-0278. • The Sideslip Café #100-5360 Airport Road South. Located at Esso Avitat. Open 6am-10:30am for breakfast and until 3pm for lunch. Serving homemade soups, sandwiches & paninis & daily specials. Fresh baked pastries, organic tea & coffee. Also serving Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Chai Tea, Frappuccino, Iced Tea and Fruit Smoothies. Take out & catering. (604) 303 SLIP (7547) • Skyway Restaurant (YVR South Terminal) #118-4440 Cowley Crescent. Breakast, lunch. (604) 231-9822 OVER THE BRIDGE(S) 4 Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner, British pub foods & fresh seafood. 11am- 8:30pm. (604) 266-2340 2 Shark Club 10253 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond (next to Sandman Signature Hotel) As the day progresses so does the atmosphere at Shark Club. Come for a casual lunch, happy hour drinks or catch your favourite team on our big screens.


When the weekend arrives enjoy a nice dinner and then hit the dance floor. 7 Days a week, 11am-2am. (604) 276-2609 5 The Suburban Well Food & Drink #108-5188 Westminster Highway (corner of Westminster & Tiffany) Offering the comforts and convenience of both a coffee shop and a restaurant. The Well feels like your favourite sports bar and trendy lounge all in one. Comfy chairs, lots of televisions and weekly food and drink deals make each day special. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (604) 244-8500 • The Boathouse Restaurant 8331 River Road, Richmond Lunch, dinner. 11am-10pm. (604) 273-7014 RICHMOND Hotel Restaurants • Best Western Abercorn Inn 9260 Bridgeport Road • Highlander Restaurant: Open for lunch & dinner, serving a variety of high-quality continental and world cuisine. Lunch 10:30am-2pm; dinner 5pm-9:30pm. (604) 270-7576. • Delta Vancouver Airport 1500 Cessna Drive 3 Pier 73 Restaurant: Located behind the hotel and suspended above the Fraser River in the heart of a 138-slip Marina. Great destination for casual lunch meetings, relaxed dinner gatherings, or evening drinks with friends. Kids Menu. Sunday to Thursday 11am-12am. Friday and Saturday 11am-1am (kitchen open until midnight). (604) 968-1178 • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport (at YVR) –3111 Grant McConachie Jetside Bar: Level 3 International Departures – offers a selection of appetizers, snacks, and shared food. (604) 248.3281 Globe@YVR: Award-winning signature restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and featuring a special holiday menu. (604) 248-3281


River Rock Casino Resort 8811 River Road The Buffet – breakfast 6:30am-10:30am, lunch 11am-2pm, dinner (604) 247-8573 The Buffet at River Rock – 7 mins. by Canada Line to all you can eat buffet, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or Breakfast $14.95. Newly renovated, The Buffet at River Rock highlights fresh local produce & offers culturally diverse & traditionally inspired dishes with complimentary selected beverages. (604) 247-8900 • Sandman Signature Hotel 10251 St Edwards Drive Denny’s – breakfast, lunch, dinner. (604) 276-2853 Chop Steak Fish Bar – casual dining. (604) 276-1180 • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway • Harold’s Bistro & Bar – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Full menu of contemporary cuisine, wide selection of award-winning B.C. wines, beers on tap and spirits. Open 6:30am-11pm. (604) 233-3969






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Open daily 11am to 9pm 8620 Granville St @ 70th, Vancouver

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MAIN TERMINALS Domestic (Before Security) • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwichesLevel 3 Departures • A&W: Breakfast served daily – Bacon ‘n Egger with real bacon and real eggs, hash browns, French Toast. Also, hamburgers, fries, beverages, including A&W’s famous root beer. Open 5am-10pm. Level 3 Departures. • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers -Level 3 Departures • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Level 3 Departures • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wrapsLevel 3 Departures • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken-Level 2 Arrivals • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups-Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures • White Spot: Burgers, fresh salads, pastas, rice bowls, stir-fries, entrées from the grill and desserts—Level 3 Departures. • Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures



• Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel 7571 Westminster Highway The American Grille—American cuisine enhanced with regional flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Open 6am-10pm. (604) 232-2804 • The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport 3099 Corvette Way The Apron – minutes away from Vancouver International Airport & nestled on the banks of the Fraser River. For reservations, call (604) 238-2105. STEVESTON • Paesano’s 250-12240 2nd Avenue @ Bayview Steveston’s one and only Italian restaurant, celebrating 30 years of serving authentic Italian cuisine. Open daily at 11:30am. Reservations recommended. (604) 270-9252. • Steveston Seafood House 3951 Moncton Street Celebrating 32 years of fine dining and seafood specialties. Special winter 4-course menu. Dinner from 5:30pm. (604) 271-5252 • The Market at Papi’s 12251 #1 Road Next door to The Burger Bar, located behind Papi’s.Specializing in gourmet Mediterranean fresh food to go. Claudette Piacenza is the Market at Papi’s proprietor and operator. Her love and passion for Italian culture and foods are evident in the wide variety and selection of the ever-growing inventory in the market. Her passion for her endeavour is exemplified on a day-to-day basis to all of the markets regulars and newcomers. Drop by the market Monday through Saturday to see what is new, trendy and fresh. Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm. (604) 277-7444. • Yokohama Teppanyaki Sushi & Steakhouse 140-12251 No. 1 Road Authentic Japanese cuisine served at their Teppan Grill, where your dinner is cooked to perfection right before your eyes. Open Mon. to Fri. 10am to 10pm. Weekends 11am to 9:30pm. (604) 271-8896.






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Lunch • Brunch • Dinner Casual Dining @ VanDusen Garden

Truffles Fine Foods Garden Café Our new location is proudly situated inside the recently completed Visitor’s Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden, surrounded by both domestic and exotic flora, and frequented by researchers and amateurs alike.

Part of the Airport Community

37th & Oak Street, Vancouver | Open daily from 7am-5pm • 604-261-7779

8809 Osler St. Vancouver (Oak and 72nd behind the Coast Hotel)

Next issue deadline for

Restaurant Feature is March 31, 2012

Call 604.736.6754


Know Your Wine



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Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine that comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in Canada, the U.S., Australia, South Africa, Argentina and India. Under European Union Protection Designation of Origin guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as port or Porto. Port is produced from grapes grown and processed in the demarcated Douro region. The wine produced is then fortified by the addition of a neutral grape spirit in order to stop the fermentation process, leaving residual sugar in the wine and boosting the alcohol content. The wine is then stored and aged, often in barrels stored in a cave (pronounced “ka-ve” and meaning “cellar” in Portuguese), before being bottled. The wine received the name “port,” in the latter half of the 17th century from the seaport city of Porto at the mouth of the Douro River, where much of the product was brought to market or for export to other countries in Europe. There are several varieties of ports: white port wine, ruby and tawny. From these there are more than 100 varieties of grapes that constitute port wine. Five grapes dominate the port wine section: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional. Out of these five grapes Touriga Francesa is the one grape that is used in most ports. White Port Wine comes from six varieties of grapes; Esgana-Cao, Folgasao, Malvasia, Rabigato, Verdelho and Viosinho. Port is traditionally served with Stilton or Cheddar cheese, and goes very well with chocolate. Port aromas include pepper, smoke, truffles and black currant.

10331 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond. 604.276.2609 Next to the Sandman Signature Hotel and Resort Must show identification. Not valid towards daily features. Not valid with any other offer. Dine-in only. 9322_SC_YVR_Skytalk_Ad_6x4.indd 1

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Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV Now in dealer showrooms, the all-new Mazda CX-5 is available in three trim levels—a well-equipped entry-level GX, a mid-grade GS with many additional standard features and a top-of-the-line GT. The entry-level CX-5 GX trim has a starting manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $22,995 and comes with an extensive list of standard safety features


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including an Anti-Lock Brake System with EBFD and Brake Assist, hill hold assist, advanced dual front air bags, front seat side air bags and side air curtains, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. All-wheel drive (AWD) is available as an option on GX and GS trim levels, and comes standard on the GT trim. A Convenience Package is offered for the GX, which adds features such as 17” alloy wheels, privacy glass, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System with Audio Profile, HD radio and a 5.8” colour display screen. Starting at $27,895, standard equipment on the GS includes all the features of the GX with Convenience Package and automatic transmission and adds even more features such as a power moonroof, foglights, Blind Spot Monitoring System and rearview camera. For the GT, which starts at $32,495, additional features become standard equipment, such as 19” alloy wheels, intelligent key system, and a BOSE audio system with nine speakers. An available Technology Package further enhances the already-luxurious standard features of the GT, adding Bi-Xenon headlights, Adaptive Front Lighting System, auto headlamp levelling, TomTom-based navigation system, and SIRIUS Satellite radio. All 2013 CX-5 compact SUVs are equipped with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0litre gasoline engine, which features the world’s highest compression ratio for a mass-produced vehicle at 13:1. This means SKYACTIV Technology is able to squeeze more energy out of every litre of gasoline than conventional internal combustion engines. CX-5 also is the lightest compact SUV in its class, weighing in at a total curb weight of 1,459 kilograms for entry models and up to 1,555 kilograms for premium trim levels. With its all-new 4-2-1 exhaust system, CX-5 delivers 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm— redline is reached at 6,500 rpm. With a choice of transmissions in either the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic, a 900-kilogram towing capacity and an optional all-new all-wheel drive system, the 2013 CX-5 offers a little of everything for everyone. The CX-5 offers the best highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in Canada at 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres, outperforming many hybrids. Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the standard SKYACTIV-MT sixspeed manual transmission are rated with a fuel economy of 7.8 L/100km in the city and 5.7 L/100km on the highway. When equipped with the optional SKYACTIVDrive six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive models receive a fuel consumption rating of 7.7/6.1 L/100km. SKYACTIV-Drive is standard on allwheel-drive models, which return an estimated fuel economy rating of 8.0/6.4 L/100km. Visit Signature Mazda in the Richmond AutoMall and test drive a new Mazda CX-5.






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How a pre-purchase inspection can save thousands By Bernie Pawlik “Trust me, it’s a good car. You don’t need a pre-purchase inspection, we can offer you a powertrain warranty. We’ve done an inspection on this vehicle and it all checks out.” Those were comments made by a salesman to a recent client who brought in a 1997 Nissan Quest for me to perform a pre-purchase inspection. Fortunately, the client had insisted on

a pre-purchase inspection. This should always be done as one cannot tell simply by driving a vehicle what potentially expensive repairs may be required. This particular vehicle was priced at only $2,900 and was 15 years old, so I wasn’t expecting perfection. On the plus side there were only 124,000 kilometres on the clock and the body and interior were in good condition.

Nissan Versa Sedan earns top safety pick

The 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan has been awarded a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating is given to vehicles that achieve the Institute’s highest rating of “Good” for front-, rear- and side --impact protection, earn a “Good” rating in the roof strength test and are equipped with electronic stability control. Every 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

comes equipped with six standard air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution, Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System. The 2012 Versa Sedan joins the Nissan LEAF, JUKE and Cube as IIHS 2012 Top Safety Picks. The Versa has a manufacturer suggested retail price starting under $12,000.

Phase one of the inspection consisted of a walk around the vehicle, inspection of the interior controls and an extended road test. The vehicle felt fine with the exception of a slight wobble in the steering wheel, which could probably have been caused by a bad tire. There was also a noticeable humming noise when the engine was running. Overall, the vehicle felt good. Phase two involved an under-the-hood and under-the-vehicle inspection. Under the hood—Everything appeared to be fine except for the battery, which despite being only one year old was in very poor condition. Under the vehicle—Once hoisted, the steering and suspension systems appeared fine, except for a slight rack and pinion leak that over time would turn a into costly repair. As suspected from the road test, the tires were in poor condition, almost legally worn out and the fronts had several sidewall indentations. Phase three involved removing the wheels and inspecting the brakes, which revealed areas of concern: front brake pads had three millimetres remaining, which is close to being worn out. Worse still, both rear-wheel cylinders were leaking and badly enough on the right side o have soaked the brake shoes. Clearly, these rear brakes would not pass a government safety

Car Maintenance

Right rear brake shows a leaking wheel cylinder and brake shoes soaked with brake fluid—a definite safety concern. inspection. As a result of the inspection the potential buyer was fully informed about what his $2,900 was purchasing. A 15-yearold van with low mileage and in pretty good condition overall, but requiring some immediate repairs to brakes, tires and battery. Future repairs would be needed for the steering rack and fuel pump (the humming noise mentioned earlier) will be needed. The pre-purchase inspection details

could be used to either negotiate a better price for the vehicle or the buyer can look for another vehicle. The pre-purchase inspection gives a buyer the ability to make an informed decision and avoid buyer’s remorse. 

Bernie Pawlik is the owner of Pawlik Automotive on Southwest Marine Drive. He can be contacted at 604-327-7112.



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• 250 Classic Cars & Motorcycles • Dealer Future Classics GreenMotion Display • Awards • Food Concession • Bandstand Vendors • Win Prizes & Trip for two!

Sunday, August 5, 2012 On the Plaza • Olympic Oval • Richmond Call for Entrants – Register your Classic Car: 604.644.9067

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WALL CENTRE DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER Extended stay... non-smoking... Apartment Across the street from St. Paul’s Hospital Ste #605, 1050 Burrard St.



700 sqft, One Bedroom plus Den plus Solarium.


This delightful unit comes fully furnished and includes heat, light, water, cable, internet,in-suite washer/ dryer, secure underground parking & bike lock-up.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions Shift work, 24 hour operation Offloading and Loading baggage and cargo Operate ground support equipment Training program provided

The view overlooks the trees and small park, then beyond to the 2 stone churches on the corner of Nelson Street & Burrard and beyond, one views the downtown lights and the mountains in the distance. The Health Club is in the adjacent tower and comes complete with a pool. $1,700 month Call 604-943-2440 or Toll free - 1-888-943-2440

Accelerated Aviation Training

Unit 130 – 5980 Miller Road YVR International Airport (Just 50 m. S. of “Sea Island Centre” on Canada Line. SkyTrain service is FREE between main terminal & Sea Island Centre)

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Michael J. Culhane BSc BA LLB ATPL Barrister & Solicitor 604.279.0179


Chestnut Tree Bed & Breakfast Comfortable accommodation, with special discounts for airline personnel. Five minutes from airport, in


Richmond. Free pick-up to and

EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO: You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant-IM1000 or Permanent Resident. Hold a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License and have your own means of reliable transportation

from airport. Phone Penny or Ross (604) 273-1198 E-mail:


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Volunteers Needed for Two 2012 Auto Shows: Vancouver All British Classic Car Show at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver Saturday May 19, 2012. EuroClassic Car Show at the Richmond Oval, 6111 River Rd, Richmond Sunday August 5, 2012.


Name that Aircraft

Send the correct name of this aircraft (make and model) and you could win a

$50 Gift Certificate for Cravings Restaurant. Send your answer by: Email; Fax (604) 736-6750; Mail 306-5400 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC V7B 1B4.

Last month’s winner: Answer:

A draw will be made from all correct entries received by March 31, 2012. The winner’s name will be published in the April edition of SkyTalk and at www.skytalkonline.

Alana LeSueur, Surrey Xian MA60

The Xian MA60 is a turboprop-powered commercial aircraft made by China’s AVIC I (China Aviation Industry Corporation I). It is developed from the popular Russian regional aircraft Antonov An-24. With modern powerplant, equipment and design concept, the MA60 is suitable for short and medium-haul commuter services. First MA60s were put into operations in 2004.





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28 A north African sweet pea (2 words) 29 More naked 31 Drenched with water 33 Item 34 Quite a few 36 A lightweight nautical rope (2 words) 37 Teller of untruths 39 Exploiter 40 Acquire knowledge 42 Preliminary drawing 43 Annually 44 Grovelling 45 Delete 46 Place or position 48 An eye infection 49 Alone 50 Catch 51 Visually detect (archaic) 54 Enemy 55 Not on. Answer: February 2012

Answers – February 2012

At YVR’s most desired location Landmark Aviation Rent a family vacation home by the beach in the picturesque fishing village of Sayulita, Mexico. Located just 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, Sayulita’s blend of beaches, shops, restaurants & activities makes it the perfect destination for a Mexican Vacation. The home has 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. Great for a family or group of friends. The house is in a complex with other vacation homes and has a shared pool and beachfront courtyard. You can rent the whole house or individual rooms. ••• Rental rates are as follows: High Season (Nov.1 to May 31) Entire House: Daily $150; Weekly $875; Monthly $3,000 Individual Rooms: Daily $75; Weekly $450; Monthly $1,500 ••• Low Season (Jun.1 to Oct. 31) Entire House: Daily $100; Weekly $525; Monthly $1,500 Individual Rooms: $50; Weekly $275; Monthly $750

For further details, photos and reservations, please contact Richard (250) 924-8479;

Prime, executive office space available at Landmark Aviation located on the beautiful southside of Canada’s finest airport - YVR. Offered at very competitive rates, with breathtaking views & an on-site business centre – a first-class presidents lounge & boardroom facility with 24/7 security. Many different office sizes and rent/term options. Enquiries, please contact Nancy at

ACCOMMODATION for RENT One and Two Bedroom apartments With balcony, ht, hw, cable, parking, storage locker 604.279.9922 or

and elevator. Coin laundry 604.279.9922

on each floor. Steps to transit, schools and shops. 10 minutes to YVR. Very quiet building. No pets, no smoking. Lease from $925 per month.


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