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With more than 25,700 kilometres of coastline and thousands of lakes, rivers and streams, British Columbia relies on communities and volunteers to keep its shorelines clear. Join Team YVR at Iona Beach this September 15 to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (ShorelineCleanup.ca). Together with the Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Vancouver Airport Authority will host a team to clean the area and record the litter activities found on the site.

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Vancouver Airport Authority was proud to sponsor this summer’s Honda Celebration of Light, which featured Vietnam, Brazil and Italy competing in the largest annual offshore fireworks festival in the world. Thousands of fireworks fans enjoyed the amazing show of light from the YVR Observation Deck located in Vancouver’s English Bay on July 28, August 1 and August 4. 

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Kids get an up close and personal encounter with a sea star as part of Vancouver Aquarium’s popular AquaVan, which visits YVR on August 17 from 11am to 3pm as part of Take-Off Fridays.

The popular nine-week Take-Off Fridays celebrations continue at YVR, which transforms itself into a family-friendly festival every Friday until August 31. The free in-terminal party—which happens

both before and after security—includes two daily performances by the Underground Circus troupe; three daily performances by local musicians; five DJs; roving mascots; a face painter; a caricaturist

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and balloon twister; emergency response demonstrations; free samples; lunch specials; and more. As the summer continues, so do the festivities. See TAKE-OFF FRIDAYS page 3

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Your Airport & Sea Island Community Newspaper August 2012 Vol. 19 | No. 7

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Coin collecting for charity

Loose change? YVR has a unique coin kiosk program to help you get rid of just that—and for a good cause. In place since the mid-1990s, Vancouver Airport Authority has gathered and donated coins deposited by travellers into one of seven coin balls located in post-security departures areas of the domestic, U.S. and international terminals as another way to support its community. These kiosks are conveniently located for customers flying out of YVR who wish to donate their loose change to a worthy cause. All coins collected are processed, thanks to ICE Currency Exchange employees—who since 2007 have dedicated about 40 hours every month to collect and roll them—and donated to local charities. A portion is also given to the YVR Chaplaincy, which provides help and assistance to airport passengers and staff. Even foreign coins collected

Shoreline Cleanup Continued from page 1

In place since the mid-1990s, Vancouver Airport Authority has gathered and donated coins deposited by travellers into one of seven coin balls located in post-security departures areas of the domestic, US and international terminals as another way to support its community.

find a home. Some are donated to school groups as an educational tool, and others are given out as tokens to the children

that visit YVR during Take-off Fridays events all summer long. For specific locations of coin kiosks, visit yvr.ca. 

Olympic fever at YVR With the 2012 Olympic Games underway, fans will be glued to televisions across the world, cheering on their home teams in the hopes of getting a lucrative spot on the podium. If you’re travelling during the Olympics, YVR has several hotspots for drinking, dining and watching all the Olympic

action unfold, both before and after security. Before Security: • White Spot, Domestic Terminal, Level 3 • Koho Restaurant & Bar, International Terminal, Level 3 After Security: • Monk’s Bar Grill, Gate C45

• Palomino Bar, Gate A3 • Milestone’s Restaurant, Gate D53 • Pacific Grill, Gate E80 And for those dinning in the food courts, select coverage of the Games will be aired (with no sound) on the Big Boards. Go Canada Go!

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On August 17, Take-Off Fridays will be unlike any other, with YVR’s first Japadog Eating Contest happening from 12:30 to 1pm at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Jade Canoe sculpture.

On August 10, be sure not to miss Vancouver Chinese Music, which performs at 11am and 12:30pm at International Departures, Level 3. The group has performed in numerous concerts across the globe, and combines technical mastery with a passionate approach to transform music on Chinese instruments and integrate diverse traditions. And August 17 brings a TakeOff Fridays like never before, with YVR’s first Japadog Eating

Contest, happening from 12:30 to 1pm at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Jade Canoe sculpture, International Departures, Level 3. Six contestants will have the chance to win big prizes—and even bigger bragging rights—as part of the contest. Vancouver Aquarium’s popular AquaVan also visits YVR on August 17 from 11am to 3pm at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Jade Canoe sculpture. The interactive, family-friendly exhibit will allow visitors the opportunity to touch

a sea star and its many wonders, understand how a barnacle feeds, observe a hermit crab up close and discover the connections among animals, environments and ourselves. And on August 31, author Rick Antonson will be at Virgin Books & Music, Domestic Departures, Level 3, between 10am and 2pm, to sign his new book Route 66 Still Kicks. More highlights and full schedule details are available at yvr.ca. 

Iona Beach Regional Park, located on YVR’s Sea Island Home, is the site of Team YVR’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on September 15. Vancouver Airport Authority is the British Columbia provincial sponsor of this year’s event.

What started as a grassroots movement in Stanley Park in 1992 has become a nationwide call to action and an internationally recognized contributor for shoreline clean-up and debris removal. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw’s Company Limited, is held annually in September and this year the Airport Authority is proud to be British Columbia’s provincial sponsor. Litter comes in a variety of styles and has harmful effects on the environment and the community. Just last year, cigarettes and cigarette filters were the most common debris found on shorelines, and clean-up teams found a total of 351,238 cigarette butts along Canadian shores. More than 110,000 food wrappers and containers, 71,200 plastic

bags and even a wedding dress and stolen car littered Canadian shorelines. Debris can compromise entire ecosystems, smother plants and organisms, contaminate waterways and entangle animals, inhibiting their ability to move and causing injury, suffocation and even starvation. B.C. is already witnessing the impact to its shores of debris from the tsunami that hit Japan in 2010. And while the story of a washed-up motorcycle on Haida Gwaii drew media attention, most debris arriving to B.C. is far more dangerous. For more information about how you can help support the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup this September or to register a team, visit yvr.ca.


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YVR’s emergency responders host pancake breakfast

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camp activities as well as gain support from other burn survivors. Motivated by their experience as first responders, the Airport Authority’s AES team is raising money at a pancake breakfast to send a child to the Burn Camp. It costs more than $2,000 to send a child to the Burn Camp. “The journey from burn patient to burn survivor can be a long and painful one,” said Burn Camp director Erik Vogel.

“It is the generous support and commitment groups like the Airport Authority’s Airfield and Emergency Services team that helps build confidence and hope in these kids at camp.” On Wednesday, August 15, the AES team will be raising funds at a pancake breakfast to send one more child to camp. The fundraiser will be located at the Templeton Canada Line Station from 6am to 9am. Breakfast is by donation. 

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Members of YVR’s Airfield and Emergency Services (AES) team will be flipping pancakes on Wednesday, August 15 to raise funds to send a child to Burn Camp. Breakfast (by donation) is from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Templeton Canada Line Station.

Vancouver Airport Authority’s Airfield and Emergency Services (AES) team handles any number of situations at YVR each day and while the team’s training, professionalism and dedication are apparent

with each response some incidents leave a lasting impression, such as the crash of Northern Thunderbird Air on October 27, 2011. “The tragic crash of NT Air Flight 204 last year affected

everyone throughout the airport community, particularly the Airport Authority’s first responders,” said Brett Patterson, director of Airside Operations. “So, with the Airport Authority’s support, the AES team looked at how

they can help in the community and saw an opportunity with the Burn Camp.” Held for one week each year on Gambier Island, the Burn Camp is an opportunity for children affected by burns to enjoy

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YVR summer travel tips to help you keep your cool Summer is a busy time for family vacations and travelling with children can provide new and unexpected challenges. Items like extra baggage, formula, water, diapers and strollers through the check-in and security processes can cause confusion and stress. Vancouver International Airport has put together several travel tips to help you travel with children this summer: • Confirm itinerary and reservations with your airline in advance. Be sure to check baggage quantity and weight specifications to ensure you

Travel Tips

• Travelling with little ones can pose new challenges. YVR offers some tips to keep confusion and stress low.

don’t face additional charges at the airport. • Double check that everyone

has the appropriate ID. All children who travel need their own ID, whether abroad or

within Canada. Visit Passport Canada’s website to view its travelling-with-children

section. • All passengers, including infants and children, must

undergo security screening prior to boarding. Formula is permitted for children under the age of 24 months, along with certain exemptions to liquids and gel regulations. Learn more about what, and how much, is permitted, by visiting the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority’s website or contact them at 1-888-294-2202. Most airlines have an infant policy on their website that will help answer questions about strollers, car seats and baggage. It’s best to know the layout of the airport before you arrive. Visit yvr.ca to view a map of the airport to find washrooms, food courts, security and Customer Care counters. Infant changing stations are located within every washroom. Be sure to ask a friendly Green Coat Volunteer, stationed throughout the airport, to point you in the right direction in case of an unexpected emergency. Plan activities to keep little ones’ attention while travelling. New games, toys and favourite movies can help keep them calm and quiet. Free WiFi is available and charging stations are located at many of the seating areas—allowing you to keep your batteries full. Do your kids have some energy to burn off before they board? YVR has several kid-friendly locations that can help keep them occupied. Visit one of our postsecurity children’s play areas, the Observation Area in the Domestic Terminal (presecurity) or the Aquarium in the International Terminal (post-security). Full bellies are happy bellies! There are plenty of food and snack options at YVR to fit everyone’s tastes and budgets, including favourites like White Spot, Subway, Jugo Juice and Cinnabon. For a full list of options and locations visit the food & beverage section of yvr.ca or visit a Customer Care counter. Forgot or need something? YVR has a variety of kidapproved stores such as the Vancouver Aquarium Store, Kids Works, Science World and Great Canadian Book Company as well as Pharmasave that provide the essentials like diapers, wipes and other family travel necessities. 


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This monthly Health & Wellness column features medical, dental and health information from a variety of trained professionals. Send us a question that you would like answered on any of these areas of health and wellness.

Causes and remedies for that aching back If you suffer with back pain, you are not alone; nearly everyone will have at least one backache at some point during their life. According to the National Institute of Health, back pain is the number two reason that most people see their doctors, second only to colds and the flu. Fortunately, back pain is not usually a serious medical problem. Most cases get better by themselves and do not need medical treatment. While an aching back is often caused by a strained muscle or ligament, conditions such as arthritis can also be to blame. Some people are more likely than others to suffer from backache—being overweight, previous occurrences of back pain or clinical depression are all conditions that put you at risk. So, too, does smoking or abusing alcohol or drugs. Effective countermeasures to back pain are staying aerobically fit and keeping your weight within normal limits.

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It is also extremely important to know how to lift objects correctly at home or work. When you lift, avoid leaning forward or reaching for objects, keep them close to your body instead. If you’ve had back problems in the past, ask your health care provider to show you back care exercises to help prevent further occurrences. If you do have low back pain, it is important to stay as active as possible to accelerate healing. Exercises can help if the pain does not go away by itself. Again, ask your health care provider for advice. A visit to a chiropractor can often be effective as well. There are three types of overthe-counter medications that may help back pain. Acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory medications such as ASA or ibuprofen can ease aches and pains. A muscle relaxant called methocarbamol also reduces short-term back pain. It is available alone, or combined with

ASA or acetaminophen. Codeine is a narcotic and is different from other painkillers. It works in the brain to dull pain. Low doses, combined with caffeine and either ASA or acetaminophen, are available without a prescription. Each person’s back pain is unique and for some acetaminophen may prove effective, while others may find ASA or ibuprofen more effective. Side effects and cost are the main differences between overthe-counter pain relievers. The best method is to start with the safest and lowest-priced options and try various medications until you find one that relieves your pain. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about maximum daily dosages. If your back pain is severe and does not improve within two or three days, see your doctor. He or she may suggest stronger medication, physiotherapy or, in rare cases, surgery.

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Come join the airport community this September and hit the links for a friendly AUGUST2 0 1 2 | www.skytalkonline.com 8 • SKYTALK | game of golf to raise money for some very nt information to jstewart@westerndriver.com special children. This year, YVR Golf for Kids is celethe last 19 years, the event has donated more brating its 20th Anniversary with its annual than $3-million to Canuck Place Children’s golf tournament and gala dinner event on national September 15. Hospice and other children’s charities. The The tournament will be played at continued support from the Vancouver the beautiful Quilchena Golf & Country al Airport, Canucks organization and businesses within Club in Richmond, with the dinner, aucthe airport and local communities truly tions and evening events being held at the River Rock Resort and Casino in exemplifies the unique spirit and commitment w will welcome the Richmond. that makes this fundraising event so o team for what will YVR Golf for Kids brings together the worthwhile and rewarding. For more details, n Western Canada. For airport and surrounding communities in a unique effort to raise funds for children’s visit yvrgolfforkids.com. o order tickets, visit

charities. Over the last 19 years, YVR Golf for Kids has donated more than $3-million to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and other children’s charities in British Columbia. The continued support from the Vancouver Canucks organization and businesses within the airport and local communities truly exemplifies the unique spirit and commitment to this premier event. Come tee-up at Quilchena Golf and Country Club and enjoy some friendly competition. To learn more about YVR Golf for Kids and how you can participate in this year’s events, visit yvrgolfforkids.com.

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Thrills in a Tiger Moth The deHavilland Tiger Moth was the basic trainer flown by thousands of pilots during the Second World War. Known in Canada as the DH82C, the Canadian version of this early British design had a special sliding canopy that was supposed to protect the pilot and instructor against the below-zero winters in the many Prairie training bases of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). It did keep the wind chill factor under control, but it took a ‘Teddy Bear’ flying suit to sustain a nearnormal body temperature. The Moth became a part of post-war flying training when a grateful Government of Canada gave four or five of them to each of the Royal Canadian Flying Clubs. The latter had initiated service flight training in the first months of the war and had become part of the BCATP. The Canadian government also gave a few Fairchild Cornells to the flying clubs, so we budding post-war pilots got a taste of how the wartime RCAF pilots were trained. I soloed in a Tiger Moth in 1947 and, as was required in those days, logged 25 hours with my private pilot license before being allowed to carry a passenger. With this significant flying experience behind me, I took a friend with me on my first Vancouver to Seattle cross-country flight. During the flight, my passenger sat in the front cockpit and we would yell to each other through a Gosport tube, a device that resembled a garden hose with a funnel at each end with smaller rubber tubes that connected to specially adapted earphones in the helmet. My passenger was also a pilot-in-training, so I couldn’t fool him into thinking that I knew what I was doing. Ground school in those days was some hit and a lot of miss and one very much learned on the fly. This impromptu cross-country flight would cover much of that learning curve. We took off when Air Canada (TCA in those days) didn’t. The ceiling was down to 457-metres and visibility about 1.6-kilometres in rain—perfect numbers for a 25-hour wonder. However, as we droned along at the 136 kilometres per hour indicated on the gadget on the outboard interplane strut, conditions worsened. We were being forced to fly lower and lower as we crossed the border, and by the time we got to a place called. “Marysville” (I

The Gosport Tube was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of military aviation to give instructions and directions to their students.

knew it was Marysville because a smoke-stack told me so) things looked bad up ahead and even worse behind. I recalled my instructor once telling me how to pick out a useable field, “Land in a field that appears sort of green-brown in colour,” he had said. Apparently, green-brown gave the airplane a hard surface on which to land; straight green was usually a crop of some kind; and straight brown was mud— Aerodynamics 101! We knew that Marysville wasn’t far from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, so we hung a left at the smokestack and flew toward where we believed Paine Field to be located. This took us into what accident reporters refer to as “rising ground,” so I decided to do the green-brown thing. I yelled into the Gosport tube something to the effect that we were going to do an emergency landing in that field straight ahead. The response was garbled as usual, because Gosport tubes have a language of their own. Despite that, the landing was right out of the textbook, and we slid to a stop about midfield between two rows of blackberries. Stepping out of the Moth was easy, because we had sunk into pure U.S. mud, right up to the aircraft’s lower wing. There was no daylight showing under the aircraft and this short wing was now supporting the DH82C the way it did while in flight. As I stepped out of the cockpit, my “visiting Seattle” shoes, socks and trousers disappeared into the muck just short of the knee. I got back into the aircraft and then did a leap to the safety

of firmer ground. This time I landed into blackberry bushes, the thorns of which drew blood and rendered just a slight rip in my “going to Seattle” pants. While we were disengaging me from the blackberries, a traffic jam was being created on the road beside the field. Drivers had stopped to look in awe at the ‘Wright Brothers’ mired in the blackberry patch. A young man came sloshing across the field and offered to help us push the plane into an adjacent field that he deemed to be suitable for take-off. Our benefactor introduced himself as a former Corsair pilot from the U.S. Navy. He immediately started heaving on the aircraft to get it out of the mud. We joined in and together we managed to get the craft onto dry ground. We seesawed the wings through the blackberry patch and ultimately reached the perimeter of the field, where a barbed-wire fence brought us to a halt. “No problem,” said our now mud-covered benefactor, who ran back to his vehicle and reappeared with side cutters. He also reappeared with the local sheriff, who had come to investigate the cause of the traffic jam. This sheriff was a big guy, complete with wide Stetson and two pearl-handled six-shooter guns like the sheriff on the TV show In the Heat of the Night. I hoped he wasn’t from the Deep South. “What’s going on here?” he demanded. “You’re holding up traffic. Get that airplane off the road!” When he realized our predicament and that this was a Canadian aircraft, he became very helpful. “Are you sure you have the owners approval to cut that fence,” said our gun-toting friend. “Oh, sure,” replied my fearless Corsair pilot friend as he

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B.C. Aviation History By Jack Schofield

(Top) A sketch by Jack Schofield of the DH82C CF-CHS Tiger Moth. The Moth had a pretty small fuel tank (two hours) for short flights, so cross-country flying required very short hops between airports. (Bottom) Members of the BC Aero Club with one of the Tiger Moths provided by the Department of National Defense at YVR, circa 1947. Many of those then-student pilots are now retired from airlines.

cut a full panel of barbed wire out of the fence. “He’s a good friend of mine.” We then seesawed the Moth through the opening and actually lifted it over the open ditch onto the asphalt road, while the sheriff stood there wondering whether to arrest everyone or direct the traffic. Fortunately, he was better at directing traffic than throwing us in the slammer, so we proceeded to walk the airplane between telephone poles until we reached that other field recommended by my friend, at which point he cut into another wire fence, and we pushed the Moth off the road. While all this was going on, the line-up of cars got longer and longer and some obnoxious

guy near the middle of the lineup kept yelling at my friend, blaming him, in very colourful language, for the hold-up. This drew the attention of the sheriff, who convinced our heckler to shut up while we dragged the airplane to where take-off would be possible when the weather allowed. My Corsair pilot friend thought the field was appropriate for take-off—he was accustomed to carrier take-offs. However, this field wouldn’t have been my choice, since the first 274-metres of the take-off run would be uphill, the next 457-metres would be downhill and the climb over the power lines would have to be done near the point of stall in order to clear them.

To my surprise, we did make it over those wires and to this day I distinctly remember the serial number on the transformer mounted on that power pole. When we arrived at Paine Field to fuel up for the trip back to Vancouver, the Sunday visitors to the airport collected around what looked to them like an old bi-plane from the early days of flight. They must have been particularly impressed with the length of blackberry bramble still attached to the tail wheel as we took off on our return flight. Jack Schofield has written several books on B.C. coastal aviation and has adapted his first two books to a TV screenplay.


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August 10-31, 2012 Take-Off Fridays

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August 10-12, 2012

Abbotsford Airport Airshow 2012 Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC The 2012 Abbotsford Airshow will celebrate its 50th anniversary. A roster of world-class flying events and onsite displays are being planned for the celebration. For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.

August 15, 2012

to exchange ideas, successes, and challenges met by Accountable Executives designated under CAR106. This event is a BCAC Corporate Member exclusive. For more information, visit bcaviationcouncil. org.

September 9-12, 2012 ACI World/North America Conference and Exhibit Calgary, Alberta The ACI-NA/World Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for airport industry professionals. Network with some of the best leaders in the airport industry and visit the exhibit hall to see the latest and most innovative products and services in the industry. This is also a joint conference

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Templeton Canada Line station Vancouver Airport Authority’s Airfield and Emergency Services (AES) team is holding a pancake breakfast to raise funds to send a child to Burn Camp. Breakfast (by donation) will be served at the Templeton Canada Line station from 6am-9am.

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September 15, 2012 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Music at the Cannery Summer Series in Steveston Village kicks off this month, with shows continuing each Friday until the end of August—rain or shine. Music at the Cannery is sponsored by G&F Financial Group and the City of Richmond and presented in collaboration with The Beatmerchant. Shows start at 6:30pm, but arrive early to ensure a seat. Admission is by donation. The Cannery is located at 12138 4th Avenue in the historic village of Steveston. For more information, visit gulfofgeorgiacannery.com. August 10 • Tim Readman & Out of

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Quilchena Golf & Country Club, Richmond, BC Gala Dinner and Auction, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC Since the event’s transformation from a golf tournament to a philanthropic outreach for the airport community, in excess of $3-million has been raised for children’s charities. YVR for Kids will celebrate its 21st year serving the community, with many more legacies to come. For more information, visit yvrforkids.com.

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Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC The theme is “Advanced collaboration to create a seamless passenger experience.” This unique independent global forum for travel industry stakeholders will focus on the end-toend travel process from the passenger point of view, from the moment of booking through to the collection of baggage at the arrival destination, and will assess how every aspect of the passenger experience on the ground can be improved. Hosted by Vancouver Airport Authority, the event promises to deliver an outstanding conference, social and exhibition program. For more information, visit futuretravelexperience.com.

September 7, 2012

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. To learn more about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup or register, visit shorelinecleanup.ca. Free shuttle busses will be running between Templeton Canada Line Station and Iona Beach for participants.

October 3-4, 2012 Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, The theme of the CCAA 2012 Forum is “Partners in Skills Development.” This year’s forum will provide content and opportunities to network and learn and exchange from industry and government colleagues. Delegates are key players in the aviation and aerospace industry, including company executive and decision makers, industry professionals, educators, military personnel and technicians. For more information, contact Tanya Brunet (613) 727-8282 ext. 232.

October 25, 2012 BCAC Capital Planning Workshop for Airports Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC 8:30am-4pm The workshop will be followed by the BC Aviation Council’s Silver Wings

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WestJet reports increased loads and profitability Calgary-based WestJet Airlines reported a record load factor of 85.3 per cent last month, up from 81.6 per cent in July 2011. The airline’s revenue pas-

senger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.6 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew two per cent over the same period.

WestJet also announced a second quarter net earnings record of $42.5-million, up from net earnings of $25.6-million reported in the second quarter of 2011. 

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Passengers onboard WestJet flights this month can expect an extra special in-flight experience that includes a little Disneyinspired magic. WestJetters will receive complimentary Disney-themed snacks and napkins, while enjoying free Disney cartoons and movies on seatback televisions throughout the flight. On select routes, guests will also enjoy Disney-themed jokes, fun facts and a complimentary gift. “We hope our guests remember WestJet when they plan their

winter vacations, which they usually start to think about as summer comes to a close,” said Lauri Feser, WestJet’s vice-president, marketing. “This month-long campaign is a reminder to our guests that we believe our awardwinning culture of care and having fun on board can help create a special vacation. We want to add a little bit of in-flight magic to families’ holiday memories.” For guests considering a fall getaway to the Disneyland Resort in California, WestJet Vacations is offering its popular kids fly free promotion.

For every adult that flies, one child flies free when a minimum three-night WestJet Vacations package is booked from Vancouver and other select Western Canadian cities to any of WestJet Vacations’ properties in Los Angeles or Orange County-Anaheim, California. Offer is valid for bookings made by August 31, 2012, for travel between September 4 and October 31, 2012. For full details on all Disney offers through WestJet Vacations, please visit westjetvacations. com. 

More legroom offered in WestJet’s new premium economy class

Starting this month, WestJet will begin reconfiguration of its aircraft to introduce premium economy seating across its entire fleet. The reconfiguration will introduce four rows of extra legroom seating with 914-millimetres of pitch and convenience features such as priority boarding as well as complimentary onboard amenities. As part of this initiative, WestJet will also standardize the seat pitch for the remaining rows on all its aircraft to 787- to

812-millimetres, bringing its seat pitch in line with North American competitors. Reconfiguration of WestJet’s fleet with the new seating class will be completed in December 2012. “We continue to evolve our product offerings to provide greater benefit and value to a wider variety of guests,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, sales, marketing and guest experience. “We are confident that this new initiative, combined

with the remarkable guest experience delivered by our inflight team, our reliable ontime service and our low fares will see even more guests flying with us.” Details on pricing are to be announced at a later date. WestJet operates a fleet of 99 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, with future confirmed deliveries for an additional 36 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018. The airline plans to launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013.

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Aviation News Boeing CH-147F Chinook helicopter completes inaugural flight

In Memorium

William Grant Holland

March 3, 1944 – June 24, 2012

William Grant Holland.

William Grant Holland

Boeing received a US$1.15-billion contract from the Canadian government in August 2009 for 15 new CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Under the contract, Boeing will match Canada’s purchase price by executing contracts and investments of equal value with Canadian industry.  Photo: courtesy Boeing.

Boeing’s CH-147F medium-to-heavy-lift Chinook helicopter scheduled for use by the Canadian Forces is progressing ahead of schedule after making its inaugural flight on June 24. The flight lasted more than 80 minutes and confirmed the initial airworthiness of the aircraft, including its new electrical system and advanced Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit.

After the Chinook’s third flight on June 25, Boeing also completed the Limited Acceptance Test Procedure to validate aircraft performance and systems. The aircraft will continue to progress through ground and flight test activities in the next few months, along with a second CH-147F. The Canadian H-47 Chinook,

designated CH-147F by the Canadian Forces, provides advanced features that include a newly designed, modernized airframe with a long-range fuel system, upgraded electrical system, and enhanced fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and Digital Automatic Flight Control System. The aircraft also has improved survivability features,

including a Directional Infrared Countermeasures system, internal ballistic protection, and crashworthy, armoured pilot and copilot seats. The Canadian government awarded Boeing a contract for 15 Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopters and in-service support in June 2009. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013.

passed away suddenly from a heart attack on June 24, 2012.

Grant was born in Vancouver

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Over the past decade, he toured Hawaii, Mexico and Maritime Canada.

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Grant’s knowledge, experience, situations, as well as his gift of

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Amelia Earhart’s 115th birthday honoured with a doodle by Google

Monument to Amelia Earhart in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.

Last month, noted female aviator Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was honoured with a Google doodle on what would have been her 115th birthday. Born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897, Earhart saw her first plane at the age of 10 at a state fair and was not impressed. “It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting,” she said. It wasn’t until Earhart attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became seriously interested in aviation. On December 28, 1920, pilot Frank Hawks took 23-yearold Earhart on her first flight at a state fair in Los Angeles. Earhart’s father arranged for the flight and paid a fee of $10 for the 10-minute ‘hop’. After that flying session, Earhart determined to learn to fly. Earhart took her first flying lesson on January 3, 1921, and

in six months managed to save enough money to buy a secondhand Kinner Airster two-seater biplane painted bright yellow, which she named Canary. She used it to set her first women’s record by rising to an altitude of 4,267 meters. On June 17, 1928, pilot Wilmer Stultz, copilot/ mechanic Louis Gordon and Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic as a team. The three-some departed from Trepassey Harbour, Newfoundland, in a Fokker F7 named Friendship, and arrived at Burry Port, Wales, approximately 21 hours later. The landmark flight made headlines worldwide. From then on, Earhart’s life revolved around flying and she determined to one day fly alone. She got that chance on May 20, 1932, taking off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland to Paris, France. Strong north winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems plagued the flight and forced her to land in a pasture at Culmore, north of Londonderry,

Northern Ireland. As the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic, Earhart received the numerous awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross from the U.S. Congress. In 1937, as Earhart neared her 40th birthday, she was ready for another challenge—that of being the first woman to fly around the world. On June 1st, Earhart and her

navigator Fred Noonan departed from Miami and began the 46,671-kilometre journey. By June 29, when they landed in Lae, New Guinea, all but 11,265 kilometres had been completed. Frequently inaccurate maps had made navigation difficult for Noonan, and their next flight—to Howland Island, located 4,113 kilometres from Lae—would be the most challenging. On July 2, 1937, the pair took off at 10am local time. Despite favourable weather reports, they flew into overcast skies and intermittent rain showers. Their last radio broadcast occurred approximately eight hours and forty-five minutes later. On July 19, 1937, after spending US$4-million and scouring 647,497 square kilometres of ocean, the U.S. government reluctantly called off the

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search operation. Though many theories exist, there is still no proof of Earhart’s fate. Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery launched an expedition to bring back an answer to one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries. Unfortunately, the group was unable to conclusively prove its

theory that Earhart and Noonan ended up on Nikumaroro Island (previously known as Gardner’s Island) instead of their intended Howland Island destination. Earhart’s accomplishments in aviation have inspired a generation of female aviators and 75 years after her disappearance she continues to be celebrated all over the world.

Google doodle on July 24, 2012 depicts Amelia Earhart on top of a stationary plane.


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Airline News New 12-minute commute from Vancouver to Abbotsford

Island Express Air owner and pilot Gerry Visser is optimistic his new flight service between Abbotsford and YVR is viable.

Last month, Abbotsfordbased Island Express Air began a new daily service from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Airport South. The new flight option offers commuters a twice-daily 12-minute Vancouver-Abbotsford alternative during the week and one daily flight on Saturday and Sunday. Island Express Air’s two daily flights will leave YXX at 7am and 4:15pm during the week. The two weekend flights will leave YXX at 3pm. After a 15-minute stop at YVR, week-day flights will

continue to Nanaimo, returning to YVR and continuing to Abbotsford, arriving there at 8:55am and 6:15pm. Island Express Air offers service on its four twin-engine aircraft, all-weather certified aircraft. There will also be a free shuttle to YVR’s main terminal for passengers wanting to catch connecting flights on other carriers. This allows Fraser Valley residents to connect to any destination worldwide from Abbotsford via Vancouver. Additionally, travellers who want to continue to downtown Vancouver can travel via the Canada Line from YVR. Daily one-way flights includ-

ing airport fees and taxes will be approximately $85 (return $159). Discounts of 10 per cent will be offered for booking that occur two weeks early. Company president Gerry Visser said he is confident that the cost will not be a deterrent for commuters who are tired of spending one-and-a-half hours on the freeway. Island Express Air has four aircraft including three twinengine Navajos and one singeengine Piper, which is used for sight-seeing flights. For more information and online booking, visit islandexpressair.com.

Annual Summer Softball Slam aids Richmond charities

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The Five-O New Westminster Police Department were Summit Custom Brokers 5th Annual Summer Softball Slam A-Division winners.

Summit Customs Brokers held its 5th Annual Summer Slam Softball Tournament fundraiser on July 7 and 8, 2012 at King George Park, Richmond. The event raised $13,204.83 for Hope for Kids, a charity that benefits various organizations in the Richmond Community. Summit thanks the City of Richmond, sponsors and all the participants that took part at this year’s event.

ICE Currency provides convenient online foreign currency service International Currency Exchange (ICE), located at YVR and at 70 other locations across Canada, offers a convenient online Click & Collect foreign currency reservation service.

Customers may choose from more than 25 major currencies, such as the Euro, UK Pound, Japanese Yen and US Dollar to the more exotic, like the Brazilian Real, Indian Rupee, Thai Baht or Malaysian Ringgit. Orders may be placed from 24 hours to a year ahead, with no advance payments or credit cards required. Customers select their desired pick-up date and ICE location and pay for orders in person. Benefits include ICE’s TravelCash Guarantee, no service charges and free buy-back service. The TravelCash Guarantee gives Click & Collect customers access to ICE’s lowest exchange rates, which are only available to Click & Collect customers. In addition, the bilingual specialists at ICE’s signature Currency Concierge Team

(accessible toll-free, seven days a week), provide currency expertise and customer support. “We developed Click & Collect to give travellers leaving from Canada a new, innovative option in preparing for their trip,” said ICE Canada’s marketing and product manager, Gabrielle Durning. “Although the use of debit and credit cards is more widely accepted globally, taking some local foreign currency cash is still a smart choice. Having local travel cash in your pocket means that you can pay for things like tips and taxis upon arrival in your foreign destination. It also means not having to worry about finding an ATM or bank immediately and avoiding unexpected bank and credit card fees when returning home,” said Durning. To place a Click & Collect order, visit clickandcollect.ca

Rob Howard, MLA Richmond Centre

Parliamentary Secretary, to the Minister of Transportation Member, Cabinet Committee, Jobs and Economic Growth 300-8120 Granville Ave., Richmond, BC, V6Y 1P3 Tel: (604) 775-0754 Email: rob.howard.mla@leg.bc.ca Website: robhowardmla.bc.ca Facebook: Rob Howard Twitter: robhowardmla ICE Currency Exchange has 11 locations at YVR. Try their convenient Click & Collect online foreign currency reservation service and pick up and pay before you fly.


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Plane Spotting

Engine trouble and an emergency landing forced these two men to use a low-tech method to pull their 1946-built aircraft to shore.

Many hands make light work Last month, Gary Eng, operations manager of Summit Customs Brokers, was riding his bike along Dyke Road, Richmond and spotted a light aircraft being pulled ashore by two men. The world of Pixar’s Cars is part of Disney’s California Adventure US$1.2-billion upgrades. Photo: Disneyblog.

California’s is offering visitors an unprecedented number of additions and enhancements to some of its most iconic attractions. From Disney’s California Adventure and Universal Studios to SeaWorld San Diego, more than US$1.2-billion has been invested in new rides and experiences. Visit California has launched a Summer of Fun destination page about these new offerings at visitcalifornia.com/Life-In-California/ Summer-of-Fun. “It is unprecedented to have three of California biggest attractions to unveil major developments all in one season,” said Caroline Beteta, CEO and president of Visit California. “Combined, they provide yet another reason to visit the Golden State this summer, especially for families.”

The attractions include: Disney’s California Adventure: re-opened after a US$1.2billion enhancement, which includes the new movie-inspired Cars Land and re-imagined Buena Vista Street. SeaWorld San Diego: recently premiered the Manta double-launch roller coaster, which also glides through a 378,541-litre underwater habitat and provides the sensation of swimming like a giant manta ray. Los Angeles’ Universal Studios: recently premiered Transformers: The Ride 3D, which fuses one-of-a-kind HD 3D media and flight simulator technology at an estimated US$100-million, and sets a benchmark for theme-park attractions. “The Summer of Fun initiative showcases a selection

of the best only-in-California travel experiences,” said Beteta. “Through logging onto the corresponding micro-site, kids and kids at heart can virtually experience and share the state’s thrilling attractions.” Adding to these attractions, Cirque du Soleil’s permanent Los Angeles extravaganza IRIS provides a different type of thrill. Located at the home of the Oscars, the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, audiences take a journey into the world of film through acrobatics, dance, projections and live music. Tickets start at $43. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/ iris/default.aspx. Visitors can also skip the ticket lines and save 31 per cent on admission to these attractions using the Southern California CityPASS. Visit citypass.com/ southern-california.

Riders on Manta, a new launch coaster at SeaWorld San Diego, skim the waves as part of their immersion into the world of rays. In addition to the ride, the attraction features an underwater view of bat rays and other fish, plus an opportunity to feed the rays. Photo: Disneyblog.

The men had made an emergency landing in the water as a result of engine trouble with their aircraft. The aircraft was being manually pulled from the water with the use of a winch attached to a vehicle on shore. Unfortunately, the car was much too light and soon it was being dragged towards the water instead. Eventually, a passerby with a motor home was co-opted, along with 10 others, to help pull the aircraft out of the water and bring it safely to shore.

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Sunwing Selection allows travellers to choose and save

Sunwing has introduced a Sunwing Selection program, which offers travellers savings of up to $800 per couple. Travellers choose from one of the destinations offered in the Sunwing Selection program (Riviera Maya, Varadero, Punta Cana or Jamaica), specify a departure date and duration of stay. Sunwing then chooses the accommodation from one of its most popular four-star or higher-rated beachfront resorts. Travellers will be notified of the resort they will be staying at two weeks before their departure date. In return for their flexibility, travellers will save hundreds

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has released its 2013 Travel Price Forecast, which indicates that prices in most areas of travel spend are expected to grow modestly around the globe in 2013, with the most significant inflation expected throughout the Asia Pacific and Latin America

regions. CWT’s forecast combines a statistical model that uses CWT global client data with the market and industry knowledge of its experts around the world to provide price projections for every region. The model includes country- and local-level expectations

for those destinations to which CWT clients most frequently travel. North America While the economies of the United States and Canada are experiencing slow and steady improvement, there is no major growth expected for the foreseeable future, which will help contain travel price increases in 2013 for most categories of spend. • CWT forecasts airline pricing in North America to increase by 2.8 per cent during 2013. Carriers in both countries will continue to stay disciplined about controlling capacity to ensure demand outpaces supply, enabling them to raise prices. • Average daily hotel rates will likely increase 3.2 per cent throughout next year. As always, increases will vary by market, with the top business destinations able to command much higher prices. • Western Canada will experience particularly high hotel rate increases based on an influx of foreign demand for the area’s energy and mining resources. Asia Pacific The Asia Pacific (APAC) region has experienced strong economic growth over the past several years, which quickly drove prices upward. Growth in 2013 is expected to stabilize, which will likely lead to modest price increases, although specific results vary widely by country. • Airline prices should increase about 2.5 per cent in the APAC region during 2013, largely due to the number of low-cost carriers (LCCs) entering the market and holding pricing down from what would typically be observed in this part of the world. Latin America The Latin America (LATAM)

region continues to experience overall economic growth, though significant disparities continue to exist that will create varied travel pricing by country next year. The newly formed LATAM Airlines, which is now the world’s second largest airline by market value, will embark on its first full year of operation in 2013, which may result in improved routes and frequencies to, from, and within the region. • Two pricing scenarios exist in LATAM’s air segment. Countries with healthy economies like Brazil and Chile will experience solid price inflation, while countries with weaker economies like Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru expect moderate decreases to only slight growth. Due to that, CWT expects 2013 airline pricing in the region to increase 1.3 per cent overall. Europe, Middle East and Africa While Europe continues to face mounting economic uncertainty, most Middle Eastern and African economies are faring reasonably well. As such, the region overall will experience moderate travel price increases in 2013, though the tenuous economy could prompt significant changes at any point. • Airfares will likely climb 2.5 per cent during 2013, as carriers have been diligent in implementing tight capacity controls that continue to yield high load factors despite economic concerns. • Average daily hotel rates will likely increase 1.3 per cent during 2013. A decrease in post-Olympic demand for hotel rooms in London will bring its 2013 rates down. To view CWT’s 2013 Travel Price Forecast in its entirety, visit carlsonwagonlit.com.


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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 TERMINAL (Before Security) • Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual dining – Departures Level 3 • Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries – Departures Level 3 • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads – Arrivals Level 2 and Departures Level 3 • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads and soups – Departures Level 3

• Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Departures Level 3 • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Arrivals Level 2 • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 Airport South • Airside Café (opposite Million Air) 350-5400 Airport Road South airsidecafe@gmail.com YVR’s only restaurant with a view of aircraft maintenance! BREAKFAST & LUNCH MON-FRI: 8am to 4pm Airside Breakfast $4.99 Two eggs, two sausages or ham or bacon Airside Lunch from $3.99 Soups, Salads, Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches and 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 seven 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 and paninis and daily specials. Fresh baked pastries, organic tea and coffee. Also serving Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Chai Tea, Frappuccino, Iced Tea and Fruit Smoothies. Take out and catering. (604) 303-7547 • Skyway Restaurant (YVR South Terminal) #118-4440 Cowley Crescent. Breakast, lunch. (604) 231-9822

OVER THE BRIDGE(S) 5 Cravings Restaurant & Lounge 8804 Osler Street, Vancouver Nestled in the heart of Marpole, only 5 minutes from YVR. Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11am-4pm; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-11pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm. Closed on statutory holidays. Tapas, classic pastas, steaks, seafood, vegetarian meals, stir fries, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, salads, soups and more. Reservations (604) 261-7779 4 Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner, British pub foods and fresh seafood. Open 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. Seven Days a week, 11am-2am. (604) 276-2609 • 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

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DOMESTIC TERMINAL (Before Security) • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches – Departures Level 3. 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. Departures Level 3 • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers – Departures Level 3 • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Departures Level 3. • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wraps – Departures Level 3 • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken – Arrivals Level 2 • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups – Arrivals Level 2 and Departures Level 3 • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 • White Spot: Burgers, fresh salads, pastas, rice bowls, stir-fries, entrées from the grill and desserts – Departures Level 3 • Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3

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RICHMOND Hotel Restaurants • Best Western Abercorn Inn 9260 Bridgeport Road Highlander Restaurant: Open for lunch and 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 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 Way Jetside Bar: Offers a selection of appetizers, snacks and shared food. (604) 248.3281 3

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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 – Seven minutes by Canada Line to all you can eat buffet, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or Breakfast for $14.95. Newly renovated, The Buffet at River Rock highlights fresh local produce and offers culturally diverse and 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 1 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 • Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel 7571 Westminster Highway The American Grille—American cuisine enhanced with regional flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 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.


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Know Your Wine

Sherry is a fortified wine with a long history of production going back to Christopher Columbus, who brought it on his voyage to the New World in 1492, and Ferdinand Magellan who it is alleged spent more on Sherry than weapons as he prepared to sail around the world in 1519. Made from white grapes that are grown in southwest Spain, once harvested and fermented, Sherry is fortified with wine alcohol to raise its final alcoholic content. Sherry is produced in a variety of styles, ranging from dry, light-bodied versions such as Fino to darker richer versions known as Oloroso. If the Sherry is to be produced as a Fino, the level of alcoholic strength is increased to just over 15 per cent. The characteristic aromas associated with Finos are almonds. If the Sherry is to be an Oloroso, then alcohol is added to reach 18 per cent alcohol content. Olorosos typically have a walnut aroma and a caramel flavour. Other varieties of sherry are Amontillado, an off-dry version that is in between Fino and Oloroso in terms of colour and body. Its characteristic aroma is associated with

STEVESTON • Paesano’s 250-12240 2nd Avenue at 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 evergrowing inventory in the market. Her passion for her endeavour is

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hazelnuts. Palo Cortado is a very rare dry Sherry that begins as a Fino, progresses to an Amontillado and ends up with the richer style associated with an Oloroso. Pedro Ximénez is an ultra-sweet, dessert Sherry made from sundried grapes of the same name. Sweet Sherry and Cream Sherry are sherries that have been sweetened with Pedro Ximénez grape juice. Fino and Manzanilla sherries should be consumed fairly quickly after bottling. Once they have been opened, keep them stored in the refrigerator to prolong their life to around two weeks.

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. 37th & Oak Street, Vancouver | Open daily from 7am-5pm www.trufflesfinefoods.com

Amontillado Sherry can be kept for two to three years

in a sealed bottle but once opened should be consumed

within a few weeks. The Olorosos, Sweet and Cream sherries and the Pedro Ximénez sherries may all be stored for many years. 

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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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CarTalk Subtle plantings drive high design and green transportation at Lexus dealership

With more than 6,400-square metres of interior space, OpenRoad Lexus Richmond is the largest Lexus store in Canada and the largest indoor showroom in Canada. Serving Lexus owners for more than 20 years, the dealership was moved into a brand new showroom last year, designed by renowned global architecture firm, Kasian. “It was important that our space be viewed by our clients as their home and office away from home,” said Mark Worbeck, general manager for Open Road Lexus Richmond. This included a showroom where Lexus clients can enjoy amenities such as a guest lounge, massage chairs, computer work stations, large satellite TV, WiFi and a relaxing outdoor patio— all while their Lexus vehicle are

being serviced. Not content with only a highly designed architectural space, Worbeck turned to Ambius, a global interior landscape firm. “Ambius had done a terrific job plant-scaping our previous space, so I turned to them again to see how they could bring nature and balance into our new space.” The open space layout with floor-to-ceiling windows on the first floor exposed abundance of light and, according to Joanne Craft, ambient designer Pacific Northwest Region, Ambius, one of the primary design challenges was deciding how to best highlight select focal points using a limited amount of live plants within the very massive space. “We incorporated many elegant plants that are synonymous with high design

including the tall beautiful Strelitzia Nicolai (Bird of Paradise) to create an interior landscape design that incorporated the principles of biophilia, which is our innate love for the natural world,” said Craft. “We placed plants at irregular levels such as smaller ground cover plants like the Aglaonema Silver Bay planted at the base of the Bird of Paradise. Mixtures of plant varieties and forms appear more natural in a space. We also used Aspidistra Elatior plants and Scindapsus Jade plants and potted orchids.” Another challenge centered around a large pocket wall in the hybrid car showroom on the second floor, which had very little natural light. “As live plants would not thrive in this low-light environment, we recommended featuring permanent botanical green grass in white rectangle planters,” said Craft. The result was a selection of beautiful green botanicals that require little maintenance, selected to blend artfully with the white interior wall.

“Joanne created a modern and humanistic design featuring live and replica plants that has brought warmth and energy into our surroundings,” said Worbeck. “While we realize due to light restrictions, replica plants were necessary on our second floor, we are happy that the final design also featured many live plants,” said Worbeck. Worbeck affection for live plants stem from their abil-

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ACROSS 1 An island in the Netherland Antilles 5 Flavoured gelatine 10 Chop 14 Change direction 15 Constellation The Hunter 16 Turkish title 17 One who eliminates 19 A low dam 20 Skillet 21 Found on a face 22 In working order 24 Vaulted room in a church 25 Pain reliever 26 Memorial tablet 29 A genus of African terrestrial ferns 30 Disprove 31 Pal 32 Cathode-ray oscilloscope 35 Gumbo 36 Genus of the tufted titmouse 37 Distort 38 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet 39 Money (slang) 40 Odour 41 Egyptian corn 43 Polish monetary units 44 Enlarge 46 Wampum 47 Inorganic ammonia compound 48 Interrogative 49 December (abbrev.) 52 Goddess of the earth (Greek mythology) 53 A type of grouper fish (2 words) 56 Stamp coinage 57 Term for an emperor of Japan (archaic)

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Ground Services Equipment Supervisor Are you ready for success? Pacific Coastal Airlines is pleased to offer an exciting job opportunity! Qualifications and Skills that you bring to the table are… • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the automotive or heavy equipment maintenance industry • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic and electrical problems • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet • Demonstrates the ability to manage assigned workloads in a fast paced and unpredictable environment • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities and deadlines • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) • Strong teambuilding skills with the ability to interact well with other departments, employees, and supervisors. • An “outside the box” thinker able to create new systems and processes • Previous leadership experience would be an asset Your Responsibilities are… • Ensure that the number one credo at Pacific Coastal Airlines of “Safety First” is adhered to and always maintains a safe and healthy workplace • Coordinate scheduling and tracking of routine scheduled and unscheduled equipment repairs, system wide • Create a computer based system to track and flag scheduled equipment maintenance • Create a system to accurately list and track all Pacific Coastal Airlines ground services equipment (GSE) system wide • Ensure parts inventory is tracked and managed • Schedule of GSE staff to ensure all requirements are met • Mentor and lead the GSE department • Ensure industry best practices are followed More Information: Your New Office: South Terminal Area, in Richmond, B.C. | Your New Hours: Monday to Friday, however shifts can vary! We CARE! We offer a comprehensive benefits such as: • Medical • Dental • Travel Coverage • And don’t forget… At Pacific Coastal Airlines, our Airline Travel Privileges can carry you near... And far!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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Bark of the paper mulberry Initial wager Valuable thin A Celtic deity.

DOWN 1 Pace 2 Subtle emanation 3 Roughage 4 Also 5 Characterized by jokes and good humour 6 Delete 7 Low-calorie 8 Toilet (English slang) 9 Attacks 10 The Aloha State 11 Group of the same age (2 words) 12 Hot pepper 13 70’s singer _____ Carpenter 18 Enter information into a computer 23 Agile 24 Shade of blue-green 25 Anagram of “Autos” 26 Shore up 27 Albanian monetary units

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Condensation Marketplaces Of Malaysia Count on “Wise” birds A horse-racing bet Dirty air Smile A writing tablet A member of Eastern Catholic Church Fervent proponent Molten rock With full force Communications device Common cysts of the skin Found on a rotary telephone Visually detect (archaic) Blacken Reserve (abbrev.) Faster Than Light.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Part Time Ad Sales Work your own hours to a monthly deadline. Richmond location. Must enjoy dealing with retail and business clients and have the motivation to achieve set goals. Previous sales experience an asset. Training for the right applicant. Call 604 644 9067

ACCOMMODATION for RENT One and Two Bedroom apartments With balcony, ht, hw, cable, parking, storage locker and elevator. Coin laundry on each floor. Steps to transit, schools and shops. 10 minutes to YVR. Very quiet building. No pets, no smoking. Lease from $885 per month.

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