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YVR ushers in Year of the Rat

US Airways begins new direct VancouverPhiladelphia service this summer


ravellers on either side of North America will have another nonstop transcontinental option

this summer, when US Airways begins new seasonal service between its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport and YVR. Flights are scheduled to begin June 3 and


Year. This dance is an extension of

Haida Gwaii Jade Canoe sculpture

the lettuce leaves as a symbol of the

Chinese lunar year on February 7,

Chinese martial arts and is an important

and proceeded to retailers and airline

distribution of wealth and good fortune

ushering in the Year of the Rat.

cultural tradition that is used to chase

counters displaying a red envelope

to those present.

At YVR, members of the Vancouver

away evil spirits, while opening the door

and a head of lettuce. The climax of

The Chinese lunar New Year dates

for all good things: health, happiness,

the ceremony included the ‘Picking the

from 2,600 BC, when the Emperor

wealth and prosperity.

Green’ or Choi Cheng during which

Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of





performed a traditional lion dance to celebrate the start of the Chinese New

The dance ceremony began at the


award for students attending

in 1994 to foster the development of

Northwest Community College’s (NWCC)

Northwest Coast Art, broaden the art’s

Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast

markets and encourage its display in

Art. The scholarship will be one of the

public buildings. The Foundation’s

vice president, schedule planning and

college’s largest financial awards and

support for young First Nations artists

alliances. “Vancouver customers will

available every year for the next three

stems from its belief that Northwest

have great connecting opportunities

years, starting in May 2008.

configuration. “We’re committed to growing both domestic and international service from our Philadelphia hub and this new seasonal Vancouver service is a testament to that end,” said Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior

within the U.S. and beyond, where Philadelphia customers will have another non-stop option to the North American west coast.” Flights will depart daily from Vancouver at 9:56 p.m., arriving in Philadelphia at 6 a.m. Philadelphia to Vancouver flights will depart daily at 5:50 p.m., arriving

he YVR Art Foundation has



Dean Heron, student in the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College.


See Art Foundation page 3

Airport Authority recognized with United Way Employee Campaign

Team of the Year Award


ancouver Airport Authority is the proud recipient

Vancouver at 8:51 p.m.

of the 2007 United Way Employee Campaign Team

“We are pleased to be able to offer

of the Year Award, which celebrates the team of

our customers another non-stop

workplace volunteers that ran the most exceptional United

transcontinental option this summer,

Way Campaign in 2007.

said Larry Berg, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The

The Airport Authority was also recognized with a 10

connection between Philadelphia and

Years of Excellence Award for having an employee group that

Vancouver further underscores our

has consistently given at the Gold Level for the past decade.

commitment to growing our gateway

Gold level giving is based on 80 per cent of an organization’s

and providing more choice to our travelling public.” Customers may book at www., by calling 800-4284322 or through a travel agent.

See Year of the Rat page 10

the lion dancers ate and dispersed

YVR Art Foundation creates new award for students of Northwest Community College established the YVR Art Foundation

an Airbus A319 aircraft in a 124-seat


VR celebrated the start of the

created a new $5,000 scholarship

run through September 2, utilizing


inside: President’s Corner Travel Talk Air Cargo Transshipment Ruling Classifieds

payroll for one day. 





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Vancouver Airport Authority employees and United Way Committee co-chairs Greg Nyte and Jennifer Raniga accept the United Way Employee Campaign Team of the Year Award.

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Art Foundation from page 1 Coast Art plays an important

• Be under the age of 25;

character of B.C. and its heritage,

• Live in B.C.;

and contributes to international

• Demonstrate potential in

awareness of Canadian tourism.

visual arts in the Northwest Coast style;

begin what we hope is a long

• Be willing to exhibit their

collaboration with Northwest

award-winning artwork at

Community College,” said Clive

YVR for a period of one

Grout, Foundation chair. “This



he Airport Authority may build terminals and runways,

the recipient.

but our real business is people. Aircraft provide the

Recently, the Airport Authority introduced new guidelines for

means for people to span the gaps between friends,

community investment that align our donations, sponsorships

families, business colleagues, cultures and experiences, and the airport is the point of connection.

• Be willing to identify and

us to support young artists that

work with a mentor to

aren’t yet established.”

who come together to keep our business running. These people


work for some 360 organizations on Sea Island, all of them in



Foundation has been supporting young




scholarship program for the last four years, this is the first time it has offered an award through


learning process.

some way connected to the airport or the aviation industry.

Winners will be chosen based

Close to four hundred of those employees work for the Airport Authority, and they converge each day to ensure that our airport

process managed by Northwest

operates smoothly and our passengers and guests have the best

Community College. A student

possible experience. This means providing personalized service

can receive the award only once.

by connecting with people on a very human level and helping

“The YVR Art Foundation

“It is a huge honour for Northwest Community College to be recognized by the YVR Art Foundation,” said Stan Bevan, Freda Diesing program coordinator




“Though most people don’t think of it as a collection, the Vancouver Airport has one of the largest contemporary collections of First Nations art in the world. Awards like this allow young First Nations artists to focus on their work and education, which



said NWCC president Stephanie Forsyth. “Lack of financial aid is a major barrier to post-secondary students. The availability of this award, along with the

position, so to become an artist

There are other, more general ways that the Airport Authority connects with people. We reach out to communities on and beyond our island home by supporting worthy causes through donations and sponsorships. Investing in our communities is an important part of our corporate culture, strengthening the communities that support and benefit from the airport’s success. Our ongoing efforts toward sustainable airport practices are mirrored in our community outreach program, which aims

it bestows on the recipients, will

to support not-for-profit, charitable and community-based

greatly assist students in our

organizations in ways that lead to long-term growth and

Freda Diesing School of Northwest


Coast Art achieve their personal and career goals.” Northwest is

Community an

Support may be provided in the form of direct funding or in-

and in-kind contributions with our specific areas of focus. Our first focus area is families and communities. Contributions in this area support organizations dedicated to building and supporting their community; encouraging a healthy work-life balance; conservation and education of the environment for future generations; cultural diversity and the needs of new immigrants; and providing youth with educational experiences related to the airport business. A second focus area is supporting our employees who are involved in activities and volunteer efforts in their communities. In the coming year we’ll be developing an employer supported volunteerism program to draw upon the skills and energies of our employees and create opportunities for our people to connect with the community in a personal way. Vancouver International Airport is inextricably tied to the history and culture of the West Coast of British Columbia. A third focus area relates to initiatives in support of First Nations art, culture and heritage. In addition to the Community Investment Program, Vancouver Airport Authority is proud to contribute to business partners, organizations and projects supporting the aviation industry. We report our yearly contributions and other results related to our social and environmental practices in our Sustainability Report, which is published online each April. It’s

kind contributions, such as the provision of time and expertise

another way we remain accountable to you, our stakeholders in

of our personnel or of airport services at reduced or no cost to

the business of serving and connecting people.

Name that Aircraft




institution that offers a range

is a brave thing—it’s a challenge.

of comprehensive courses and

When I was starting out, I

programs to the northwest region

looked for grants and awards

of British Columbia. It serves this

but there were none. With more

area through campuses in Haida

awards and grants available, the

Gwaii (Kaay Llnagaay, Masset,

challenges are getting a little


easier and with the school, the

Houston, Kitimat, Nass Valley,

artists themselves are getting

Prince Rupert, Smithers, Stewart

better,” said Bevan.

and Terrace. NWCC celebrates

Award recipients must meet

them to connect with others.

encouragement and recognition


“An artist is a self-employed


financial support to our students,”

helps improve the quality of the art itself.

YVR is also the gathering point for more than 26,000 people

on their portfolios in a selection

an institution.


The Business of Connections

is a wonderful opportunity for



By LARRY BERG, President and Chief Executive Officer

role in defining the unique




President’s Corner

Coast Art;

“We’re really pleased to



the diversity of its northern

the following criteria:

and First Nations populations

• Be a First Nations student





enrolled in NWCC’s Freda

in its programs, services and

Diesing School of Northwest


Canada Post celebrates Year of the Rat with new stamp


Last month’s winner:


Colm MacRae, Vancouver Answer: Nimrod MR2 Send the correct name of this aircraft (make and model) and you could win a

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anada Post has released a Year of the Rat stamp, celebrating



Your Airport Community Newspaper February 2008 | Vol. 15 | No. 3

lunar calendar. The red, gold and

YVR SKYTALK, the official newspaper of the Vancouver

blue stamps feature two stylized

International Airport, is owned and published monthly by

rats based on the Chinese folk tale, The Mouse Bride. Canada Post, which first issued a Chinese New Year stamp in 1997

Westco Marketing Ltd. for the travelling public and the more than 26,000 people who make up the airport community at YVR. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in whole or part without the written permission of the publisher.

with the Year of the Ox, has printed eight-million single stamps, 750,000


souvenir sheets and 15,000 uncut

P.O. Agreement #1676261

press sheets.

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Oasis invites its international passengers to fly climate neutral






program are simply required to input

farm generates some 58,000-megawatt

direct action on climate change,” said

Currently flying non-stop between

has partnered with Climate

their flight information into Climate

hours of clean energy a year, providing

Joel Fleming, CEO of Climate Friendly.

Vancouver and Hong Kong, Oasis

Friendly to offer its passengers

Friendly’s air travel calculator. This

much needed clean and secure energy

“By encouraging its passengers to

has received international accolades,

the opportunity to neutralize the

informs the passenger of their resulting

for the region and displacing the use

neutralize their flight emissions through

including New Airline of the Year from

greenhouse gas emissions from their

carbon footprint and recommends the

of polluting coal-fired electricity, which

wind farm credits in China, Oasis is

the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation

flights through investment in renewable

equivalent value of renewable energy

is common in this area and a large

showing that all businesses can find

(CAPA) and World’s Leading New

energy in China.

credits from a selected wind farm in

pollutant. The wind farm is reducing

ways to address this urgent issue and be

Airline from the World Travel Awards

part of the solution.”


Launched in 2003, Climate Friendly

China—the passenger is then given

60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas

is an Australian company that works

the option of purchasing these energy

pollution each year in China.

internationally with businesses and

credits to neutralize their emissions.

individuals to find innovative approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Oasis has chosen to support energy










credits that assist the Hebei Wind Farm,

change,” said Stephen Miller, CEO Oasis

Passengers on Oasis who choose

a 40-turbine project in the Wolongtu

Hong Kong Airlines. “We are thrilled

to offset their emissions using the

Mountains in China’s far north. The wind

to announce this opportunity for our customers to help us begin to neutralize

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renewable energy projects in our region. As an expanding airline this is just the start and we hope to extend the program as our network grows.” Climate Friendly developed the program for Oasis, which is one of the first of its kind that allows passengers to support clean energy in the airline’s

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WestJet reports record January loads




and CEO. “We turned what was

that 76.2 per cent of

traditionally the slowest demand

its seats were filled in

period in the Canadian airline

January, even as capacity increased

industry into a strong and rewarding

by 15.7 per cent from the same

time for our airline. Our great guest

period a year earlier. The increase

experience, modern fleet of aircraft

marks another record monthly load

and expanded network are fuelling

factor for the airline.

our growth.”

“Our strategy of seasonally

In addition, the airline’s revenue

adjusting the deployment of our

passenger miles, a measure of



passenger traffic, increased 16.2 per

improved year-over-year results,”


cent to 1,034 billion from 890 billion

said Sean Durfy, WestJet president

in 2007.

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NAV Canada Technology used Air Canada and Jazz report record January in new Danish control tower traffic NATS, the U.K. air navigation service,

has implemented the system in four London-area airports, most recently in the new control tower at Heathrow International Airport. “We are honoured to have been



or the month of January, system

cent more RPMs in January 2008 than

traffic on Air Canada and Jazz

in January 2007. Capacity increased by

rose 3.8 per cent on a capacity

7.8 per cent, with a load factor of 69.4

increase of 3.7 per cent system wide.

per cent, compared to 69.3 per cent in

This resulted in a load factor of 77.9

January 2007.

part of the successful Naviair project

per cent versus 77.8 per cent in January

to upgrade its entire air traffic manage-

2007, a record for the month.

“In January, we recorded the highest ever load factor for Air Canada and

ment system,” said John Crichton, presi-

The airline flew 3.4 per cent more

Jazz, at 77.9 per cent,” said Montie

dent and CEO NAV Canada. “Our par-

revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in

Brewer, Air Canada’s president and CEO.

ticipation demonstrates once again that

January 2008 than in January 2007.

“System-wide traffic on a combined basis

EXCDS is flexible and adaptable, with

Capacity increased by 3.3 per cent,

increased 3.8 per cent from the previous

the NAV Canada technology solutions

resulting in a load factor of 78.7 per

year, outpacing capacity growth. I am

team behind it—a team of experts with

cent, compared to 78.6 per cent in

particularly proud of our employees who

extensive experience in air traffic man-

January 2007.

worked hard to take care of customers

agement both in Canada and abroad.” The Naviair modernization program






purchases regional capacity, flew 8.1 per

during a month of challenging winter conditions.”

is aimed at increasing the capacity in the airspace over Denmark, making it possible to participate in the work of coordinating and facilitating operations in the European airspace. “This system improves efficiency and enhances the quantity and flow of flight data,” said Morten Dambaek, director general of Naviair. “There’s also the added potential to grow capacity in the future.” With EXCDS technology, controllers use touch-sensitive computer screens to The new control tower at Copenhagen Airport is one of the most advanced control towers in the world.

monitor aircraft and manage air-traffic flow—ending the use of traditional paper strips that have existed from the earliest days of air traffic control. The


system provides immediate access to key

ir traffic controllers inside a new

adapt the Canadian-designed Extended

information, reduces communications

70 metre-high control tower at

Computer Display System (EXCDS), an

time between controllers, and improves

Copenhagen Airport have begun

advanced ‘paperless’ flight-data system,

monitoring and guiding aircraft with

for Copenhagen’s new tower.

overall traffic management. NAV Canada is a private sector,

the help of NAV Canada technology.

The Danish version of EXCDS is called

The airport is Scandinavia’s largest, and

NITOS, for Naviair Integrated Tower


one of Europe’s busiest, serving more

Operating System, now an integral part

than 21 million passengers in 2007,

of Naviair’s newly upgraded air traffic-

and handling about 257,000 aircraft

management system.


Copenhagen is the fifth European

Naviair is the Danish air navigation service that teamed with NAV Canada to

non-share capital corporation that is

Jazz accepts delivery of Dash 8-300 for charter services


azz Air has accepted a Dash 8-300

aircraft dedicated to charter flying.

aircraft into its charter division. The

“The addition of a second 50-seat Dash

Dash 8-300 is the second of two of

8-300 aircraft to our charter operation

the 50-seat aircraft that will be dedicated

enables us to offer more choice and more

to Jazz charter operations.

capacity to our charter customers,” said

The Canadian-made Dash 8-300

Scott Tapson, vice president, business


is manufactured by Bombardier in


debt. With operations coast to coast,

Downsview, Ontario, and is a large

pricing, convenience and a reputation

NAV Canada is a civil air navigation

turbo-prop aircraft that can carry 50

for expertise in charter operations makes

services that provides air traffic control,

passengers with a comfortable 78.7-

Jazz a popular choice for a variety of private charter requests.”



flight information, weather briefings,

centimetres seat pitch. The aircraft has

airport to adapt the NAV Canada-


a cruising speed of 491 kilometres an

developed technology.

airport advisory services and electronic


aids to navigation.


hour and a range of 1,295 kilometres. Jazz also has a 37-seat Dash 8-100




The Dash 8-300 will be prepared for service and ready to operate charter flights by March 2008.

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Air New Zealand judged best in passenger service



New Zealand



finest service in the world reflects

judged as having the world’s

extremely well on the continual efforts

best passenger service in the

made by the business to be the best.

Air Transport World (ATW) magazine

That intention has become a reality and

awards. In announcing the award, ATW

our 10,975 staff should be extremely

editorial director and associate publisher

proud of that fact.

Perry Flint cited Air New Zealand staff

“This award comes in addition to a

and ongoing product development as

number of satisfying results recently

critical elements to its success.

including topping the Star Alliance for

“Air New Zealand’s customer service

having the best Business Class offering

staff are known for their warmth and

amongst the alliance carriers.”

cheeriness and they are empowered to

Fyfe said Air New Zealand is on the

go the extra mile for their passengers,” said Flint. “Add to this the airline’s new

verge of launching a range of initiatives

suite of offerings in business class,

both domestically and internationally

premium economy and economy and

that will further enhance customer

you have a combination that is winning

service levels. Starting in April, the airline will

business everywhere Air New Zealand

introduce an inflight concierge service

flies.” Air Transport World magazine is

Air New Zealand will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in December 2010. The aircraft is capable of carrying 250-290 passengers on routes of 15,900-16,300 kilometers. Photo: courtesy Boeing.

one of the leading aviation publications globally and has been running its annual awards for more than 30 years. The

on its long-haul international routes. Additionally, there will be significant changes to the airline’s domestic offering, which will include the introduction of

awards are coveted by airlines, with

“In 2005, the ATW recognized us with

chief executive officer. “At the time we said

possible in an effort to exceed customer

personal digital inflight entertainment

the Passenger Service Award one of the

the Phoenix Award for our turn-around

we intended to offer the most complete,

expectations on every flight.

systems on its A320 and 767 fleets in

most valued.

success,” said Rob Fyfe, Air New Zealand

innovative and uniquely Kiwi experience

“To now be judged as having the

the coming year.

The proposed A2 hypersonic jet would fly at a top speed of almost 6,400 kilometres per hour.

Flying at five times the speed of sound


British engineering company

be sufficiently advanced to protect

has unveiled an ambitious and

passengers and the aircraft’s structure

inspiring design of a possible

from this extreme environment.

hypersonic jet of the future.

Engineers at Reaction Engines Ltd.,

The A2, the design behind the Long-

the company based in Oxfordshire,

Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts

England, responsible for the A2’s design,

and Technologies (LAPCAT) project, is

estimate that the hypersonic jet will be

designed to carry 300 passengers, have

able to fly from Europe to Australia in

a range of 20,000 kilometres, and be

approximately four hours.

capable of travelling twice the speed

Fuel for the jet will be provided

of the now-defunct Concorde—that’s

by four Scimitar engines—fuelled by

a sustained velocity of Mach 5, or five

huge amounts of liquid hydrogen—

times the speed of sound.

that are designed around existing gas

Mach 5 is the speed at which large amounts of heating occurs on an

turbine, rocket and subsonic ramjet technology.

aircraft’s body as temperatures are in

Reaction Engines currently estimates

excess of 1,000-degrees centigrade, so

that the A2 project could be in full

the engineering of the aircraft must

production within 25 years.

did you know? • Did you know that Vancouver International Airport was the first organization to be designated a BC Hydro Power Smart Certified business? • Among YVR’s features are lights that dim automatically when it’s bright outside, motion sensitive escalators, and the largest solar powered hot water heating system in the province.







Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Cathay to increase Vancouver frequencies to three daily






Cathay Pacific will increase frequencies


Vancouver and its Hong Kong hub, the airline’s home base, adding another four round trips weekly to provide three daily services. The airline added three weekly frequencies on the routes only four months ago. In addition to its weekly nonstop flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, Cathay offers daily non-stop 747-400 service from Vancouver to New York and three weekly freighter services between Vancouver and Hong Kong.






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Olympics. “With this new transshipment

In its first eight months, Asia-Pacific


capacity, the Vancouver International

Gateway and Corridor Initiative projects,

and Communities, Laurence

Airport is moving one step further

valued at $2.2-billion, were announced

Cannon, has announced approval for

toward becoming a true transportation

across all four western provinces,

YVR to participate in the international

and logistics hub for the whole North

including a federal contribution of

air cargo transshipment program. The

American market.”

almost $800-million.

program simplifies air carrier access to

The program enables the Canadian

the airport for air cargo transshipment,

Transportation Agency to authorize any

allowing the airport to seek new market

Canadian or foreign air carrier to use

opportunities and further develop its air

YVR to transship international air cargo,

cargo transshipment activity.

even if these rights are not provided

“Our government is pleased to have

in Canada’s bilateral air transport

the international air cargo transshipment

agreements. In addition, air carriers

program in place,” said Minister Cannon.

will be able to combine such cargo

“Vancouver International Airport now

transshipments with other services for

has an additional tool to help develop its

which they may be licensed.

air cargo business, which will benefit the local economy.”

“The program fits well with our overall gateway strategy for air cargo,”

The air cargo program allows air

said Larry Berg, Vancouver International

cargo to be moved through Canada

Airport Authority president and CEO. “It

for shipment to third countries. For

puts Vancouver International Airport in a

example, cargo could be flown from the

more competitive position in facilitating

United States into Vancouver, stored

international goods movement. With

temporarily, and then flown to an Asian

this program we are better equipped to

destination. Similarly, international air

offer a more efficient routing to carriers

cargo could also arrive from overseas

serving the Asian and North American

and then be shipped by rail or road from


Vancouver to the United States, allowing

Cargo security is addressed during

the airport to take full advantage of the

the application process, and on an

Asia-Pacific gateway and corridor.

ongoing basis, in the context of broader

“One of the key goals of the Asia-

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is to make our West Coast ports and

the Canada Border Services Agency.

airports a destination of choice for

The Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor

shippers that take goods back and forth

Initiative is a national initiative that

between Asia and North America,” said

was designed to contribute to Canada’s

David Emerson, Minister of International

economic competitiveness, while also

Trade and Minister for the Pacific

benefiting communities through which

Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler

increasing volumes of trade must move.

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one, with the start of the lunar year

saying: “This is the animal that hides in

being based on the cycles of the moon.

your heart.”

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People born during “rat” years—

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between late January and the middle

1996 and 2008—are said to be clever,

of February. A complete cycle takes 60


years and is made up of five cycles of

and very generous to those they love,

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The Chinese lunar calendar names

quick-tempered and over-critical. They

each of the 12 years after an animal.

are supposed to make good writers,

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critics and publicists.

summoned all the animals to come

Famous people born in the Year of

to him before he departed from earth.

the Rat include William Shakespeare,

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Winston Churchill, Marlon Brando,

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Wolfgang Mozart, President George

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Market Correction Provides RSP Opportunity tock market volatility in 2007

contributed to a real estate boom in

Soviet Union, a one-day drop in the Dow

and early this year has had

the late 1980s, and also the subsequent

of 508 points, or Treasury Bill yields

many investors concerned. The

crash in the housing market. In the

fluctuating between 2.8 per cent and

market has been chiefly affected by the

clean-up period of 1989 to 1992, many

17.4 per cent.

subprime-lending debacle in the United

savings and loan institutions were

Amazingly, none of these events

States, which has driven Canadian and

closed and U.S. housing starts dropped

made even the slightest dent in the long-

U.S. markets down and even stocks

from an annual rate of 1.8 million (1986)

term performance of the stock market.

that have traditionally been regarded

to one million (1991). This crisis was

While painful in the short term, these

as safe and reliable—such as those

a contributing factor in the 1990-1991

crises actually produce opportune stock

in the financial services sector—have


buys for prudent investors.

been affected. Some economists are

Sound familiar? After risky and

Inevitably, there will be other

predicting that the U.S. housing market

imprudent lending in 2004-2006, the

financial shocks occurring in the next

may lead our neighbours south of the

bubble has burst once again, with

30 years. Long-term investors should

border into a recession in 2008, while

economists forecasting one million

neither try to predict nor react to events,

others believe that the U.S. economy is

housing starts for 2008.

except perhaps to add more value to

already in a recession.

So, what are long-term investors

As investors, we are often confronted

to do? Simply put: ignore this latest True


their portfolios and stay the course. The best opportunities in the stock

with questions, concerns and outright



market typically come during moments

hysteria about currencies, interest rates,

acquire high quality assets and hold

of crisis. For example, 1960 to 1990,

market forecasts, commodity prices, and

them for a very long time—will benefit

the months in which stocks performed

what I call, the “crisis du jour.”

from ignoring political and economic

the best read like a roll call of hard

For example, five years ago the

troubles that are expensive distractions.

times: recession, war, bear markets and

crisis were 9/11, the Enron/WorldCom

Too many investors get out of the

political instability.

bankruptcy and the collapse of the

market or adopt a wait-and-see position

Based on the current economic

technology bubble. In 1998, it was the

and defer purchases at precisely the

situations, markets may go lower before

East Asian currency crisis.

wrong time. Smart investors take

the subprime-lending crisis ends, or

Interestingly, the current subprime-

advantage of cheaper prices and add

they may go higher soon. No one knows.

lending crisis in the U.S. bears striking

to their investments during economic

However, instead of waiting to invest,

similarities to the savings and loan crisis


the way to take advantage of the market

of the 1980s and 1990s.

Thirty years ago, no one could have

correction is to add to one’s investments

In 1982, a relaxation of lending

foreseen events such as the expansion

regulations for U.S. savings and loan

of the Vietnam War, wage and price

Since the stock market is a leading

institutions led to imprudent and risky

controls, two oil shocks, the resignation

economic indicator, it is not unusual

real estate lending practices. This

of a U.S. President, the dissolution of the

to see a decline in anticipation of an

in monthly increments.

economic slowdown. The positive side to this, however, is that the market launches its most powerful rallies in the middle of (not after) a recession. The best advice is to stay the course and remember the words of Warren Buffett: “Be fearful when others are

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athay Pacific and its subsidiary, Dragonair, have launched


voluntary carbon offset program

for their passengers. The program allows customers the option of using cash or frequent flyer miles to pay for their offsets. To offset their travel, passengers can access the “FLY greener” site at the Cathay Pacific or Dragonair websites and use the online calculator to work out how much it will cost to offset their emissions, based on the distance of their flight and the class of travel. 

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Airbus foresees need for 24,300 aircraft in the next 20 years

Lufthansa Airbus A380.


ccording to its latest Global

as use of bigger equipment that is more



cities will continue to grow, which will

Market Forecast, Airbus foresees

productive and increased frequencies.

and responding with a full life-cycle


inevitably lead to an even greater local

a demand for some 24,300 new

Even so, the world’s airlines will more


concentration of demand. This trend

passenger and freighter aircraft between

than double their passenger aircraft

The greatest demand for passenger

will also result in further congestion.

now and 2026, creating an average

fleets of 100 seats or more, from some

aircraft will be from the Asia-Pacific

One major part of the solution to this

annual delivery of some 1,215 aircraft

13,300 today to some 28,550 in 2026.

region, which will account for 31

growing problem will be the use of

Airfreight is forecast to grow even

per cent of the total world demand

larger aircraft.

Demand will drive the need for more

faster, with freight tonne kilometres

for aircraft. It is followed by North

The Airbus Global Market Forecast

fuel and eco-efficient airliners to cope

increasing annually by 5.8 per cent.

America (27 per cent) and Europe

gives a detailed analysis of world air

with traffic growth and the need to

Combined with fleet renewal, this will

(24 per cent). Emerging markets are

transport developments, covering

replace older generation less-efficient

create demand for some 3,800 freighter

also driving traffic demand. Whilst



deliveries. Nearly 900 of them will be

China and India will remain the

and freight traffic flows, as well

new factory-built aircraft.

largest, Airbus forecasts that some

as a year-by-year fleet evolution

to airlines.

By 2026, the fuel burn of the average




world fleet is expected to be at three

“Air transportation is definitely

30 additional emerging economies,

of the world’s aircraft operators,

litres per 100 passenger kilometres, or

a growing industry contributing to

including Argentina, Brazil, South

through fleet analysis of nearly 700

what the A380 already delivers today.

economic development and generating

Africa and Vietnam, with a combined

passenger airlines and 177 freighter

Passenger traffic is expected to grow

wealth around the world,” said John

population of almost three billion

operators over the next 20 years.

at an average rate of 4.9 per cent per year,

Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer


The forecast covers aircraft demand

leading to a near threefold increase. Part

customers. “We are committed to being

prominent by 2026.

of the forecast traffic increase will be

a key player in making this industry

Airbus forecasts that populations

absorbed by higher load factors as well

eco-efficient by providing the most

and the number of the world’s mega-




from the regional market to the very largest aircraft available today, the A380.

Children’s Christmas tree decorating contest winners


n December, during the annual

4, awarded card game sets, leather

Children’s Wishes Take Flight holiday

Inukshuk bookmarks and a Karaoke

celebrations at YVR, the halls of


the International Terminal Building

2 Lord Tennyson Elementary – Grade

were decked with a colorful display of

4, awarded leather Inukshuk book-

Christmas trees.

marks, 12-pack mini multi-colour

Custom-decorated by children from

pens and mini magnetic staplers.

30 local elementary schools, the tree

3 Manoah Steves Elementary – Grades

displays were part of a contest to raise

1 and 2, awarded plush bears and

funds for organizations that assist

Crayola crayons.

disadvantaged and children with special

Tie for 4th Place:


4 William Bridge Elementary – Grade

During the contest period, visitors

3, awarded Watermania passes and a

to YVR cast more than 500 ballots by

Canada gift bag containing stickers,

donation for their favourite tree, with

Hacky Sack and Bendy pens.

all proceeds going to Vancouver radio station CKNW’s Orphans’ Fund. Following are the winning schools and the prizes they received:

4 Clinton Elementary – Grades 3 and 4, awarded Canada mugs, pens, erasers and plush Bears. 5 Sir Wilfred Laurier Elementary – Grade 4, awarded Capilano mugs, a

1 Gray Elementary – Grades 3 and

pen and an eraser.

Students from Gray Elementary, winners of the 2007 Christmas tree decorating contest at YVR. Their winning tree captured close to 100 votes.






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Travel Talk

Tips to make your trip easier


etting ready for a trip is

onboard to keep their energy up and

Flight Status Notification. Customers

exciting and usually planned in

their mood positive during the trip.

can sign up with airlines to receive

advance. Wherever you decide

Through the Food on the Fly program,

flight arrival/departure times, as well

YVR’s restaurants will package up

as gate and baggage information,

your favourite kid-friendly meal for

all via e-mail, phone, pager or PDA.


Customers may also check flight

to go, part of the planning process should include ways to make the trip more enjoyable and smooth the process through airports and security checkpoints. Following are some tips to help make the travel experience easier.

Place contact information on the inside

departure and arrival notification at

and outside of each suitcase. If a

YVR’s website,, under

checked bag is delayed or misdirected,

“Flight Information.”

the airline will be able to return it to you much faster if you include important contact information and

PLANNING AND PURCHASING Get a better deal. If your vacation involves adds-ons, such as flights, cars, sightseeing tours, theatre

a copy of your itinerary inside the

Arrive early. Generally, you should

suitcase. This is especially important

arrive at least 60 minutes early

in the event the outside luggage tag

for domestic flights (90 minutes if

is unavailable.

you have bags to check) and three hours for international trips. Check

tickets or private airport transfers, purchasing multiple components together generally costs less than purchasing them individually, and


CHECKING IN Check in beforehand. A number of

with your travel agent or airline for cities where earlier check in is recommended.

airlines allow you to check in up to

Use self-service check-in kiosks. If

24 hours before your flight, select

you haven’t had a chance to check

or change seats, and print out your

in before arriving at the airport, self-

Earn miles and avoid costs. Book online

boarding pass, which can reduce

service check-in kiosks are another

and avoid ticketing and service fees.

time and stress at the airport. Check

great time saver.

Watch out for hidden costs. Find out

out YVR’s FasTrack web check in at

also allows customers to know how much the total vacation will cost.

if the air transportation will be on

Speed through security. Have your

Checking bags? You can still check-

available for the security checkpoint.

Airline scheduled services offer

in online and print your boarding

Wear shoes that slip on and off

customers more flight flexibility. If

pass—when you arrive at the airport,

quickly, limit jewelry, avoid extra

chartered flights are not originating

simply scan the barcode on your

clothing such as jackets when

or ending at your final destination,

boarding pass to quickly check your

possible, and make laptops easily

be aware that extra costs could be



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Ask whether the vacation company

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Dress comfortably and limit carry-on items. Wear breathable fabrics, and know what you can carry on board. Check with your airline to ensure that you will not exceed your carryon baggage allowance. Keep valuables with you. Make sure to

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for children. Once you clear security,

understand the need to stay with

remember to purchase water. Wake children before descent. If your child is sleeping, consider waking him or her before the aircraft begins descent and offer a bottle, chewing gum, hard candy or a pacifier.

adults and who to approach if they become lost. Consider arranging transportation between the airport and hotel ahead of time. This lessens stress upon

Frequent swallowing allows air to

arriving at the destination airport and

flow freely out of and into the ear and

makes it easier to manage children

sinus cavities, alleviating discomfort.

and luggage.

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v One-of-a-kind accommodation: 1,200-sq.-ft., fully furnished, 2 queen-size bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, CD Player & Gas Fireplace. Front porch & back deck. v Boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, sea & wildlife watching, boardwalk/seawall, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, horseback riding, dining out.


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HEALTH & BEAUTY For cleaner skin and healthier life… Hot Spring Day Spa Relaxing Body Massage Special 35 Minutes - $25.00 45 Minutes - $40.00 60 Minutes - $50.00 (you’ll enjoy it!) Non-sexual

Waxing from $5.00 and up Deep pore cleaning facial - $29.95/60 mins. Relaxing Facial - $29.00/60 mins. (Gift Certificates Available)

Tel. 604.261.4878 Open 7 days a week: 10 AM – 8 PM 8554 Granville St. – 2 min from airport Between W. 69th & 70th Ave. Park in front or at the back

Experienced Avionics Technician YVR Avionics shop has various Avionics positions available immediately. Applicants must have an AME ‘E’ license and a minimum 5 years experience. Apply online at or fax résumé to 604-303-1167.






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Air Canada Jazz is an Employment Equity employer. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply.

Jazz is currently accepting resumes for the following part time positions: Canada’s second largest airline, Air Canada Jazz serves over 84 destinations in Canada and the United States with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft. We operate over 848 flights a day and carry more than 8 million passengers each year. Headquartered in Halifax with close to 5,000 employees, Jazz offers a professional working environment and opportunities for individual career growth.

Aircraft Towing Staff, Vancouver Responsibilities include towing aircraft, operating heavy ground vehicle equipment and inspecting ground equipment. All candidates will have strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a busy environment with little supervision. The successful candidates will perform duties in accordance with established policies and procedures while giving primary consideration to personal safety, the safety of co-workers and customers. Successful candidates will be high school graduates or have equivalent. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, must be eligible for a Restricted Area Pass and an airport AVOP (Airport Vehicle Operators Permit). Jazz offers excellent health and dental coverage, employee ownership programs, and many other benefits. Travel benefits are effective from first day of employment. If you are interested in a customer-driven environment and would like to be part of a dedicated team of professionals, please apply at by February 22nd. We would like to thank in advance everyone who applies, as only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

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FEBRUARY BLOWOUT 10 0 s t o C l e a r . . . Huge Discounts!

We deliver the most Chrysler, Dodge, Jeeps in B.C.

2007 CALIBER R/T AWD Loaded! Leather heated seats, sunroof, 18” alloys, chrome package, all wheel drive, auto. R/T All- $23,988 wheel drive $199/pymt 0 down! (2)

ALL 2008 RAMS! Gas and Diesels! 1500s, 2500s & #3500s! Discount!

$10,000 (1)


Power sliding doors, power tailgate, 3.8l, 17” alloy wheels, ABS, power seat, ambient lighting, fog lights, supplemental side air bags, rear a/c, auto headlights



$441/mo. 0 Down! (3)


BRAND NEW! 6 DAKOTAS IN STOCK! Choose from quad cabs & club cabs, 4x4s & 4x2s, loaded & basic REDUCED!

$15,988-$20,988 (5)

03 KIA SEDONA Leather, sunroof, quad seats, rear heat, a/c, power seat LEATHER, LOADED!

All Brand New 2007s Priced at INVOICE! Charger: 3.51 V6, 17” alloys, power seat, ONLY $23,377! Or Compass 4x4, auto, a/c ONLY $20,523! (6)

2004 SX 2.0 or 2005 Cavalier Cavalier only 45,684 km! SX only 60,466 km


Low kilometres

$105/pymt $0 Down (9)


07 GRAND CARAVAN 7-pass., rear heat & a/c, full stow ‘n go, power seat, alloys 7 in stock!

2007 CARAVAN Only 3,031 km! Power group, tinted windows, roof rack ALMOST NEW!


07 Sebring Touring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,988 07 PT Cruiser, Only 4 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,688 07 Charger, Only 3 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 07 Caravan, Only 2,864 km . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,988 07 Nitro 4x4, Only 2 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,988 07 Liberty Rocky Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,988 07 Caliber SXT, Great gas mileage! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,988 07 Grand Cherokee, Only 17,983 km . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,988 07 Grand Caravan SXT, Leather, power doors, DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,988 07 Compass North 4x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 06 Liberty Limited Diesel, Leather, sunroof, loaded! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,988 05 Grand Cherokee Limited, Nav, DVD, leather, hemi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,988


$166/pymt $0 Down (7)

All 2008 GRAND CHEROKEES Choose from Gas or Diesel, SRT8, Overland, Limited, or Laredo, $10,000 all in(8)stock! Discount!


$136/pymt $0 Down (11)

2001 GRAND CHEROKEE Local BC vehicle, 4x4, 5 passenger, full power group


$11,988 (12)

04 Ram 1500 Laramie Q/C 4x4, Leather, hemi, loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,978 04 Liberty Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,988 04 Dakota Q/C 4x4, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,988 04 Caravan, Only 3 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,988 03 Liberty Limited, Sunroof, Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 04 Kia Sedona, Leather, rear a/c, loaded! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,988 03 Grand Caravan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,988 03 Dakota C/C 4x4, Only 31,514 km! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 02 TJ Sahara, Automatic, hardtop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,988 01 Sebring LXI Coupe, Leather, sunroof, loaded! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,988 ’99 Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4 Quad Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,988

All Trades Wanted! OPEN: Mon-Thur 9-9 • Fri & Sat 9-6 • Sun 11-5 10 Minutes from the airport




1-866-385-3307 450 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

(1) (2) Bi-weekly payment includes all taxes & fees, 84mo ammort, 8.65%apr, 36,002TP (3) 27mo lease, pymt plus taxes, 4.99%apr, $1,819 due @delivery, 14,660TP (4) 24mo lease, pymt plus taxes (5) (6) (7) bi-weekly pymt includes all taxes & fees, 84mo ammort, 8.65%apr, 28,700TP (8) (9) bi-weekly pymt includes all taxes & fees, 60mo finance, 9.69%apr, 13,685TP (10) (11) bi-weekly pymt includes all taxes & fees, 84mo ammort, 865%apr, 24,327TP.


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