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<ul><li><p>WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014YOUR SOURCE RICHMOND-NEWS.COM FOLLOWUS ON TWITTER@THERICHMONDNEWS</p><p>Ground breaks on $80millionMinoru complexRECREATION</p><p>Local dignitaries ceremoniously brokeground on the new, $80 million MinoruRecreation Complex Monday morning.Construction of the project, which will</p><p>replace the existing aquatic facility, seniorscentre and Minoru Pavilion, is expected tobegin next summer with a completion date ofJune 2017 pinned on the calendar.The 110,000 square-foot complex will</p><p>house improved aquatic spaces including</p><p>a 25-metre pool more dedicated space forseniors, a fitness centre, multi-purpose roomsand change rooms for outdoor athletes.Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the need to</p><p>build a new seniors centre to be officiallydubbed the Richmond Older AdultsCentre is evident in the growing population ofthose over the age of 55; in the past 10 yearssaid population has risen from 20 per cent to25 per cent in the city and in 30 years it couldreach roughly 45 per cent, according to censusand population trends.Brodie said the existing 56-year-old</p><p>aquatics centre sees roughly 500,000 visitsper year, but because it has aged it lacksmany of the modern amenities it needs fortoday and tomorrow.Monday evening Brodie and each city</p><p>councillor attended a general purposescommittee meeting to receive a reportfrom staff outlining the guiding principlesof the new complex, determined throughconsultation with stakeholders, whichincluded a citizen-led advisory committee.Largely at issue was how synergies would</p><p>work between the seniors and the general</p><p>public.Although the lobby will be shared, the</p><p>seniors centre will also have a separateentrance and reception.The complex will house just one central</p><p>kitchen, to be used by all parties.To make the best use of space and</p><p>equipment, the fitness centre will also beshared by seniors and the general public.The committee accepted the principles on</p><p>condition that staff ensure some of the sharedmultipurpose space be completely separable</p><p>see HEADLINE page 4</p><p>see STEVES page 4</p><p>Police dressed in body armour and carrying rifles make their way out of a property in Steveston after responding to areport of gunfire in the area on Saturday evening. Photo by GraemeWood/Richmond News</p><p>Armed cops storm property</p><p>A teenager shooting an air rifle for fun resulted in anunexpected and heavily-armed reaction from RichmondRCMP Saturday evening in a quiet, farmland neighbourhood.At around 6 p.m. theAir One helicopter could be seen</p><p>circling a home under construction on Monteith Road, nearthe corner of Moncton Street and No. 2 Road, after a call wasmade to police about loud, gunshot-like noises.The RCMPK-9 Unit was deployed to the scene along with</p><p>several police vehicles.When the Richmond News arrived on the scene, one police</p><p>cruiser was parked on a side street behind houses fronting No.2 Road, while another five cruisers and two police SUVs wereparked along Monteith. More police vehicles could be spottedfurther down the road on the other side of its divider.A police dog and officers in body armour, armed with</p><p>assault rifles, were also spotted entering and leaving theproperty. After a search, no youth or gun was found, saidpolice. However, Mounties did speak to a youth suspect andparents connected to the incident.The youth admitted to using an air rifle to do target</p><p>practice, said Richmond RCMPs Cpl. Stephanie Ashton viaemail. The youth was warned, addedAshton, regarding properfirearms handling.</p><p>Steveston teen found with air rifleGraemeWoodStaff Reportergwood@richmond-news.com</p><p>GraemeWoodStaff Reportergwood@richmond-news.com</p><p>Nations Cup 19</p><p>604-448-0142</p><p>10991 No. 4 Road@ Steveston Hwy.</p><p>$10 OFFANY OIL</p><p>CHANGE PACKAGEExpires July 31, 2014</p><p>604.276.8282 8140 LESLIE ROAD www.felicos.com Full Menu On-LineOpen for LunchMonday-Saturday Dinner Everydayfrom 4:30pm</p><p>Rack of Lamb Chops &amp; Lobster$25.95</p><p>(minimum 2)</p><p>SEAFOOD PLATTER$17.95 p.p.</p><p>Greek salad, homous, satziki, pita bread,ice shrimp cocktail, stuffed tiger prawns, kalamaria, sautedseafood (prawns, halibut, salmon, scallops), mussels, roast</p><p>potatoes, rice and seasonal vegetables.</p><p>Offer valid 7 days a week with this coupon.Expires July 29, 2014</p><p>Two tender grilled rack of lamb chops,4 oz lobster tail, drawn butter, roastpotatoes and seasonal vegetables</p><p>Please reservenow for</p><p>Belly DancingAugust 2</p><p>t</p></li><li><p>A2 WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 RICHMOND-NEWS.COM</p><p>Model: GE8G2EEX</p><p>Model: RM3H3EES</p><p>Features available on selectmodels: ECO Assist and ECON mode (standard)</p><p> Display Audio system with 7" touch screen</p><p> LaneWatch blind spot display</p><p> Multi-angle rearview camera</p><p> Proximity key entry with</p><p>pushbutton start</p><p>Freight and PDI included.Weekly on a 60 month term with 260 payments.MSRP $17,185** includes freight and PDI</p><p>Lease for</p><p>$39* 0.99%APR#</p><p>$0 down</p><p>2014 CIVIC DX</p><p>Model: FB2E2EEX</p><p>Features available on selectmodels: 60/40 Split 2nd-Row MagicSeat (standard)</p><p> 6 airbag system (standard)</p><p> HandsFreeLink Bluetooth</p><p> 6-speaker sound system</p><p>Freight and PDI included.Weekly on a 60 month term with 260 payments.MSRP $16,130** includes freight and PDI</p><p>Lease for</p><p>$340.99%APR</p><p>$0 down</p><p>2014 FIT DX</p><p>2014 CR-V LX</p><p>Standard features include: HandsFreeLink Bluetooth</p><p> intelligent Multi-Informational Display (i-Mid)</p><p> Multi-angle rearview camera</p><p>Weekly on a 60 month term with 260 payments.MSRP $27,685** includes freight and PDI</p><p>Lease for</p><p>$671.99%APR </p><p>$0 downcash purchase incentive</p><p>on select other 2014models</p><p>$2,500</p><p>Honda leads the way with features &amp;innovations, safety and value for money.</p><p>Race to your nearestHonda dealer for savings.</p><p>$2,500 cash purchase incentive is available on select other 2014 CR-V models (LX AWD, EX, EX-L and Touring). Honda cash purchase Incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance offers. In order to achieve $0 down payment, dealer will cover the cost of tire/battery tax, air conditioning tax (where applicable), environmental fees and levies on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only on behalf of the customer Limited time weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. 1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 260 weekly payments O.A.C.Weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $66.84 based on applying $1,625.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $17,378.40. Taxes, license, insurance and registrationare extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. *Limited time weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX. #0.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 260 weekly payments O.A.C. Weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $38.91 based on applying $1,075.00 lease dollars(which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,116.60. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. Limited timeweekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX. 0.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 260 weekly payments O.A.C. Weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $33.83 based on applying $1,150.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes) and $1,000.00 consumer incentivedollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $8,795.80. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. **MSRPis $16,130 / $17,185 / $27,685 including freight and PDI of $1,495 / $1,495 / $1,695 based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX / new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX / 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. License, insurance, registration and taxes are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. ////#/* Prices and/orpayments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $30.31 and lien registering agent's fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery and covered by the dealer on behalf of the customer on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only. /#/*/////** Offers valid from July 1st through 31st, 2014 at participatingHonda retailers. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.</p><p>bchonda.com</p><p>604-207-1888www.richmondhonda.com</p></li><li><p>RICHMOND-NEWS.COM WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 A3</p><p>A physician once said the best medicinefor humans is love Someone asked</p><p>What if that doesnt work? He smiledand said INCREASE THE DOSE</p><p>Judy Jobse, Service ManagerHours of operation</p><p>Mon-Friday 7:30-5:30</p><p>JUDYSMOTIVATIONAL TIP</p><p>Service department @ 604-273-7729. 13580 Smallwood Place, Richmond Automall*Ask us about our Owner Rewards Program Effective July 1 - 31, 2014. Coupon must be presented at time of sale. No cash value.</p><p>Service department @ 604-273-7729. 13580 Smallwood Place, Richmond Automall</p><p>For onlyan additional</p><p>$5995we will check your</p><p>nitrite level &amp; coolantconcentration</p><p>Automall</p><p>$14995+taxesand shop supplies</p><p>Package includes diesel oil &amp; filter change,rotate &amp; inspect 4 tires,</p><p>check air filter restriction guage,coolant level &amp; inspection</p><p>FREE 5 shot cetane boost bottlewith this package</p><p>NEWSSend your story ideas or photo submissions to Richmond News editor Eve Edmonds at editor@richmond-news.com</p><p>Richmond spending $10million on flood protection</p><p>Pathways joins charities elite</p><p>Richmonds Pathways Clubhouse joineda select group of charitable organizationsin Canada after being awarded a four-starrating for its open way of doing business andaccessibility.Last week, Charity Intelligence Canada,</p><p>which ranks how charities spend theirmoney and the work they do gave Pathwaysrecognition that a mere 15 per cent of similarorganizations receive.Were thrilled, said Dave MacDonald,</p><p>executive director of Pathways, in apress release. While we appreciate therecognition for our work, were also gratefulfor the focus it helps place on the importanceof mental health services.According to its website, Pathways offers</p><p>hope, encouragement and opportunities topeople whose lives have been shattered bymental illness by providing a supportiveenvironment that focuses on each personsstrengths and talents, rather than the illness.The award is encouraging given Charity</p><p>Intelligence Canadas task is, in part, toprovide information to philanthropistson how to best direct their donations tocharitable organizations, said Pathways</p><p>spokeswoman Georgina Patko.Charity Intelligence helps make informed</p><p>decisions for the best results of donatedfunds, said Patko, adding the organizationsmotto is: Be informed, give intelligently,have impact.Giving credence to the impact Pathways</p><p>can have was an independent review thisspring showing that every dollar donated tothe organization resulted in $14 of societalvalue to their members and the largercommunity.The review was undertaken by Success</p><p>Markets, which independently evaluatescharity programs based on their investigationof expected and actual results realized bybeneficiaries relative to program costs andrisks.On the more recent award from Charity</p><p>Intelligence Canada, PathwaysMacDonaldsaid, he hoped the recognition helps tocement mental health programs and servicesas a wise investment, and highlight theprevalence of mental health issues in thecommunity.There was some more good news for</p><p>Pathways this week as the Fountain House/Clubhouse International a pioneeringorganization that created a successful modelPathways has adopted to help those suffering</p><p>from mental illness reclaim their lives andrealize their potential through work andthe support of a caring community wasselected to receive the 2014 Conrad N.Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million.The annual award is touted as the worlds</p><p>largest humanitarian prize and is bestowedon an organization considered to be doingextraordinary work to alleviate humansuffering.An independent international jury makes</p><p>the final selection.</p><p>The City of Richmond released its 2014 flood protectionupdate today at a public works committee to highlight some ofthe improvements being made to the citys infrastructure.This year the city will spend about $10 million on drainage</p><p>and dyking improvements.Over the past five years, 4.4 kilometres of dykes have</p><p>been or are scheduled to be raised to between four and 4.7metres above average sea level, slightly exceeding provincialrequirements. Also, ten drainage pump stations have beenrebuilt to improve capacity.Since 2008 the city has spent $45 million on drainage and</p><p>dyking and next year, a new five-year capital plan will propose</p><p>spending $50 million, which will target five pump stationrebuilds, 10 lane way drainage upgrades and $7 million worthof dyke upgrades.The report indicates waterfront developments play a</p><p>contributing factor in improving dykes. It also states sea levelswill rise approximately 1.2 metres in Richmond over the next100 years.</p><p>Athletes to be honoured on wallOn Thursday city staff will ask city council to approve the</p><p>Richmond Sports Wall of Fame as a key component of theRichmond Olympic Experience project at the Olympic Oval.It is hoped the wall will serve to honour some of Richmondsgreatest athletes.It is being proposed that honoured members be approved</p><p>by city council at the behest of a nominating committee. Thecommittee would include one council member, three currentmembers of the Richmond Sports Council and one lifetimemember of RSC.</p><p>Utility boxes could become artsyPublic artwork could be coming to a utility box near you.On Thursday, city staff will propose to the parks committee</p><p>that art work be integrated into infrastructure design, includingpump stations and traffic control utility boxes. Utility boxwraps can already be seen in neighbouring communities.Inexpensive vinyl wraps can be applied to improve their</p><p>appearance. As well, art wraps are effective in reducinggraffiti, notes a staff report.</p><p>CITY BRIEFS</p><p>AWARD</p><p>Celebrating Pathways Clubhouses recent four-star rating from Charity Intelligence Canadaare (from left) Pathways spokeswoman Georgina Patko, club member Kristie Collins, andexecutive director Dave MacDonald. Photo by Philip Raphael/Richmond News</p><p>Philip RaphaelStaff Reporterpraphael@richmond-news.com</p><p>GraemeWoodStaff Reportergwood@richmond-news.com</p></li><li><p>NEWS</p><p>Steves:Regret over 50m pool</p><p>for the seniors facility during certain hoursof the day.Coun. Harold Steves expressed concern</p><p>about not building a 50-metre pool forcompetitions in light of the lease atWatermania expiring in 10 years. Staffassured Steve...</p></li></ul>