English / Chinese

This blog is bilingual, since approximately half the people in Richmond speak a Chinese language. The blog uses Traditional Chinese, rather than Simplified Chinese, because the Chinese-language media in Canada generally use Traditional Chinese. 這是一個中英文混合的網誌,皆因接近一半列治文市居民通曉中文。這網誌採用繁體中文,而非簡體中文,是基於一般加拿大中文傳媒都普遍使用繁體中文。

Friday, September 23, 2016

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project – Deadline October 3, 2016


Provincial Environmental Assessment
The Ministry has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate, which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project.

There are 60 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on

August 3, 2016, and end on October 3, 2016.

Project Information Centre:
News Release

Environmental Assessment of the Proposed George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project
Open House and Invitation to Comment

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Ministry) is proposing to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a new bridge, improve Highway 99 from Bridgeport Road in Richmond to Highway 91 in Delta, and replace interchanges at Westminster Highway, Steveston Highway and Highway 17A (proposed Project).
The proposed Project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act.

The Ministry has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate, which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project.

There are 60 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on

August 3, 2016, and end on October 3, 2016.

To provide information about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend three Open Houses:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Delta Town and Country Inn
6005 Highway 17A (at Highway 99), Delta, B.C.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sandman Signature Hotel Vancouver Airport
10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, B.C.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Delta Town and Country Inn
6005 Highway 17A (at Highway 99), Delta, B.C.
All comments received during the comment period in relation to the Application will be considered.
The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process.
EAO also accepts public comments through the following ways:
• By Online Form at:
• By Mail:
Michael Shepard
Project Assessment Manager
Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9V1
• By Fax:

An electronic copy of the Application and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca

Copies of the Application are also available for viewing at:
• All Municipal Libraries in the City of Richmond
• All Municipal Libraries in the Corporation of Delta
• Ministry’s Project Office, 2030 -11662 Steveston Highway
(Ironwood Plaza), Richmond
For more information about the proposed Project, visit: masseytunnel.ca

NOTE: All submissions received by EAO during the comment period in relation to the  proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to the EAO web site.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Saturday September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

To speak with someone immediately, contact your local crisis support line. If life is in danger, call 911 or go directly to emergency services. Men, we need to talk. September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Join us in starting the conversation.

Monday, September 5, 2016

難民真的是社會的負擔和計時炸彈嗎?

難民真的是社會的負擔和計時炸彈嗎?
姚永安

早前去過多倫多,除了與當地華文媒體會面,也上個電台收聽當地華人聽眾的意見。在談及難民事務時,聽眾都對加拿大接收難民的做法不以為言,亦擔憂歐洲的恐襲會被難民帶到加拿大。

我相信,日後我們會見到有難民牽涉罪案。但同樣,移民又或土生加拿大人,也會涉及犯罪。當我們在新聞上看到有中國大陸移民涉嫌謀殺,甚至把受害人肢解,我們能說大陸移民對社會構成危險嗎?同樣,加拿大轟動全國最變態的謀殺案,兇徒是白人,那麼我們是否要擔心身傍邊的白人?

很多涉及恐怖主義的案件,涉案人都不是直接受到伊斯蘭極端主義所俱使的,常見的因由是精神病和受到欺凌,令當事人做出暴行。德國早前那宗是這樣,美國時常發生的槍殺案大多是這樣。加拿大近年的三宗所謂恐怖襲擊案,無論是令兩位軍人遇害,又或剛被卑詩法院裁定罪名不成立的兩位涉嫌恐襲省議會的人,都是精神病患者。這件案最令人震驚的是,法官指出兩位被告根本沒有能力做案,他們是受皇家騎警教唆的。右翼保守勢力不斷以恐怖主義嚇唬國民,背後其實是受政治價值及排外偏見所驅使,而非實事求是。

美國若果把所謂打擊恐怖主義的資源用在治療精神病、處理欺凌和社會問題的話,便會藥到病除,無辜受害人將會大大減少。

對難民抱有偏見和恐懼,相信是對加拿大和難民認識不足所致。加拿大收容敘利亞難民的行動,成為世界贊揚的典範。早前紐約時報便以大篇幅專題報導,加拿大人怎樣出錢出力,擁抱和協助敘利亞難民在加拿大生活。

看見加拿大人那麼熱心,出錢出力歡迎和協助難民來到加拿大,與我們一起生活,實在令人感動,亦令身為加拿大人而感到驕傲。事實是,移民部至今仍無法提供私人贊助難民所申請的數目,而政府所說已經逹成接收2.5萬敘利亞難民的承諾,其實是倚靠私人贊助來達標。

為什麼加拿大人會那麼慷慨呢?這跟國家的價值和歷史有關。加拿大是個移民國家,在過去數十年多次大批收容難民。

1948年,十艘波羅的難民船從瑞典航行到加拿大,我們收容了超過千五名愛沙尼亞難民。

1946-1962加拿大透過家庭團聚及教會團體贊助及勞工計劃收容了近25萬名難民。

1956-1957年,匈牙利起義令超過20萬人逃到奧地利,加拿大政府應國民要求推出特別計劃,免費接載難民到加國,在數個月內收容了3.7萬難民。

1968年,加拿大收容了數以萬計反對越戰的美國軍人。(支持收容反戰人士團體估計人數高達10萬人)

同年,華沙軍隊入侵捷克,超過一萬名捷克人在半年內逃到加拿大,加拿大社會同心協助難民。

1972年,烏干達總統宣布要驅逐亞裔烏干達人出境,超過7千名難民來到加拿大。

1979-1981年,150萬越南難民投奔怒海,加拿大收容5萬,政府和國民一起動員協助這些難民在加拿大生活。

1999年, 大批科索沃人走難離國,加拿大收容了超過5千名難民。

很明顯,一次又一次收容大批難民,並没有為加拿大帶來負擔,他們反而成為我們的生力軍。

加拿大是一個年輕的國家,並没有歐洲國家的悠久民族歷史和文化,亦不像美國的溶爐文化和大美國精神,因此加國的多元文化政策能夠更有效發揮,來自世界各地的移民和難民都能夠保留自己的文化和傳統,令他們能夠更容易在他鄕生活和投入社會。

反觀其他國家,難民被迫放下自己的文化傳統而模仿白人文化,令已經飽經戰亂的新來者更難適應。

文化分主次,容易令外來者感到自己和家人是寄人籬下的二等公民,在學孩童更會成為被嘲笑和欺凌的目標。

有些人認為難民是社會的負擔,沒錯,在他們剛扺埗的初期,是要倚賴政府或私人贊助支援生活,但大多數難民最終都能自力更新。

為什麼我可以這樣說呢?因為,難民來到加拿大的交通和醫檢費用,都是由聯邦政府所借出,連本帶利難民要歸還,一家數口抵埗便欠政府七、八千元。根據統計數字,難民償還政府貸款的比率超過九成。有能力還錢,亦即有工做和能夠養家。

在本屆國會,有一名部長和4位議員都是難民。早前,溫哥華和多倫多都有記者會召開支持那些當年不願回到伊拉克戰埸的美國軍人留在加拿大,到場支援的有數名當年逃到加拿大的反越戰美軍,當中有兩位是加拿大勛章的得主(當年有大批反越戰美國軍人逃到加拿大,這些難民抵埗便馬上獲得永久居民身分,但前任保守黨政府卻把反伊拉克戰爭的美軍界定為罪犯,無權申請難民庇護)。

當然,要令難民能夠投入和貢獻社會,政府的安頓工作和語言培訓必須要做到位,讓難民能夠克服本身的困難和障礙,可以投入加國生活並且作出貢獻,不然的話,便做成長遠的社會後果。

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to Get Rid of Ants: 12 Foolproof Tips from "The Family Handyman" Magarzine


How to Get Rid of Ants: 12 Foolproof Tips
How to Get Rid of Ants: 12 Foolproof Tips
Put an end to most ant problems with inexpensive products from the home center or hardware store, and save the expense of hiring an exterminator.
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I.D. the Ant

Start by identifying the type of ant in your house so you can find out its nesting habits and have a better idea of where they're living (they may be nesting outdoors). Take a close-up photo of the ant and send it to your local university extension service (enter your state's name and “university extension service” into any online search engine). The extension service will tell you the type of ant you're dealing with and where it nests. They may give you fact sheets about the ant species and maybe even some advice on getting rid of that particular ant species.

Keep it Clean to Deter Ants

A clean house is your first defense against ants. Sweep up food crumbs, wipe up spills, take out the garbage and don't leave dirty dishes sitting around the house. This takes away the ants' food source. Spray vinegar mixed with water around bowls of pet food to keep ants from feasting there.

Erase Ant Trails

Where you see one ant, you're bound to see others. That's because ants leave a scented trail that other ants follow. Sweeping or mopping isn't enough to eliminate the scent. Instead, mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, then spray wherever you've seen ants in the past. This will stop outdoor nesting ants that entered the house to forage for food (ants that come inside are not necessarily trying to establish a nest).
Vinegar and water won't stop ants that are already nesting indoors. You'll need to kill them with ant bait.

Determine the Best Ant Bait

When you see an ant, your first impulse is probably to step on it. But don't. You'll kill it, but for every ant you see, there may be hundreds more hiding in the house. The ones you see are scout ants, foraging for food to take back to the colony. Use these scouts to wipe out the entire colony.
Prebait ants in areas you've previously seen them. Ants' tastes change during the year. They usually prefer protein in the spring and sweets or fatty/oily foods in the summer. Set out sugar or honey, fried food and peanut butter, then see which food attracts ants. Use whichever food they prefer for bait.
Once you know what the ants like, buy and set out toxic ant bait that's geared to their taste. Look on the bait package for words like “controls both sweet and grease eating ants.”

Wipe Out Ant Colonies

Once you've set out toxic ant bait, expect to see lots of ants (initially). That's a good thing. It means more ants are taking the bait (which is toxic) back to the colony where they'll share it with the rest of the ants, including the queen, and kill them. There might be thousands of ants back at the nest.
Liquid bait works best for many sweet-loving ants. Other ants prefer solid bait. If you still have ants after two weeks, replace the bait containers. If that doesn't work, it's time to hunt down the nest.

Find Ant Nests

Sometimes the solution to an ant problem is getting rid of their nest. If you’re dealing with carpenter ants, which can do structural damage to your house, it’s vital that you wipe them out ASAP. Finding the nest may not be easy and takes some detective work. Ants generally prefer damp areas, such as framing or flooring that’s soft and spongy from a plumbing or roof leak. Start by looking for areas with water damage. Attics, bathrooms and exterior walls are obvious candidates.
Cut small holes in water-damaged walls to track down the ant nest. (You're going to have to repair the walls anyway.) When you find the nest, spray it with an insecticide that contains bifenthrin, permethrin or deltamethrin (look on the label). Ortho’s Home Defense Max is one brand. Be sure to fix the water leak and replace damaged wood. If you can’t track down the nest, hire a pest control service. Pros spend about 80 percent of their time hunting down nests. Their fees start at about $150, but tough cases with multiple treatments can cost $400 or more.

Spray Ant Entry Points

After ridding the house of ants, take steps to ensure they don't come back. Caulk and seal holes, and then spray insecticide around doors and windows. Use an insecticide that contains bifenthrin, permethrin or deltamethrin. Spray a 4-in.-wide band along entry points, just enough to wet the surface. Once dry, the spray leaves an invisible film that repels ants so they won't enter the house. Each spring, spray the insecticide to guard against ants. But keep in mind that this only works to keep ants out—it won't kill ants that are already inside, and it can actually interfere with the use of ant baits.

Spray on an Ant Barrier

If you're still getting ants in your house after spraying interior entry points, spray a 12-in.-wide band of insecticide on the foundation and on and under the first course of lap siding to keep ants from entering the house. Use an outdoor insecticide that says “barrier treatment” on the label.

Destroy Exterior Ant Nests

If you frequently see ants in the same area on the siding, there's probably a nest in there. Look for holes in the siding where ants are crawling in and out. The holes are often located between bricks where mortar has fallen out, under lap siding or in cracks in stucco. Once you locate the nest, or the vicinity of the nest, spray the area with an insecticide containing bifenthrin.

Kill Ants in Your Yard

Anthills are eyesores in yards, and the ants can ruin outside dining. If you only have ants in a certain area, like along your sidewalk, spot-treat the area with an outdoor insecticide. Liquid or granules work fine. For large-scale ant problems, use a lawn and garden insect killer that contains bifenthrin as the active ingredient. The spray will also kill other insects (read the label for a list). First mow the grass, then spray the insecticide on the entire lawn—you can also spray shrubs and trees. Spray in the early morning or late afternoon when the ants are most active. And it's best to spray on a calm day to prevent drift. If ants are still building mounds after six weeks, treat the lawn again (the insecticide works for up to six weeks). You won't kill every ant in your yard (nor would you want to!), but spraying will eliminate most of them and stop the annoying mounds.

Kill Fire Ants with Bait

Fire ants are found in the Southeastern United States and Southern California. Standard insecticides are much less effective at killing fire ants. You need a special product that's designed to wipe out these biting critters. Apply the granules with a broadcast spreader. Fire ants carry the granules, which they think are food (it’s actually toxic bait) back to their mounds. The ants share the bait and die. Some of these insecticides keep killing fire ants for up to a year. As with other baits, it may take a few weeks for you to see full results.

Eliminate Safe Havens for Ants

Once you kill the ants in your house and yard, take steps to ensure they don't come back. Trim back bushes, shrubs and trees that brush against your siding or roof and provide a bridge for ants to reach your house. Keep a 3-in. to 6-in. clearance space between the soil around the foundation and the bottom row of siding to prevent ants from nesting in the siding (and make sure the soil slopes away from the house). Avoid stacking firewood next to the house. Firewood makes a perfect retreat for ants. Ants like bare spots in the yard and they like to build nests under layers of thatch. Maintaining a healthy lawn is one way to discourage ants. If anthills pop up in bare areas, spray the mound with insecticide and plant grass in the bare spots. Rake the lawn or bag the grass when you mow to eliminate thatch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

《健康生活遠離疾病》新書發佈會


● 我們都深信禱告能加速病人的康復,但這種信念有沒有科學証據的支持?

● 感恩的心如何幫助身體的復原?

● 宇宙的大愛與我們身、心、靈的健康有何關係?


我素來對上述問題都有很大的興趣.感謝主,應加拿大健康促進會之,我有機會在其新出版的書刊中,以《信仰、感恩與健康》為題撰文分享我的體會,藉此向廣大未信的讀者進行福音預工.

這本《健康生活遠離疾病》新書的發佈會將於727日〔星期三〕下午三時正,假座列治文圖書館舉行,詳情請參閱附上的請柬.誠意邀請你参加;盼望你把這消息與朋友分享。謝謝您!

Anthony Lui

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

News of the week. Please SHARE! 

The following is the largest study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. 


Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions
Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats

"Federal scientists released partial findings Friday from a $25-million animal study that tested the possibility of links between cancer and chronic exposure to the type of radiation emitted from cell phones and wireless devices. The findings, which chronicle an unprecedented number of rodents subjected to a lifetime of electromagnetic radiation starting in utero, present some of the strongest evidence to date that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of rats...

In contrast, none of the control rats—those not exposed to the radiation—developed such tumors...

Earlier studies had never found that this type of radiation was associated with the formation of these cancers in animals at all. But none of those studies followed as many animals, for as long or with the same larger intensity exposures... "

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Move for Health Week 2016, May to 13

May 6 to 13
Celebrate healthy active living with dozens of activities offered at community facilities in Richmond throughout the week!

Move for Health is:
  • 150 minutes of physical activity per week for adults
  • One hour of physical activity per day for children and youth
  • Connecting with your community
  • Walking 30 minutes per day
  • Eating five or more fruits and vegetables per day
  • Connecting with nature





Friday, April 22, 2016

加拿大已有免費手機服務 Free Mobile Phone Services in Canada

Text and Call Online - FREE! at www.textnow.com

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  • Stop paying for premium features like voicemail and caller ID -- you get these free from Fongo.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

吃素家族 心臟病、癌症風險增

2016-04-01 10:10:48 世界日報 編譯張玉琴/綜合紐約30日電

康乃爾大學一項研究發現,持續數代吃素可能導致基因突變,而此突變會提高罹患心臟病和癌症的風險。
研究發現,長期吃素可能會使人的DNA發生突變,而使得人體較易發炎。研究人員認為,此突變使吃素者較易自植物攝取人體需要的脂肪酸,但同時卻增加花生四烯酸(arachidonic acid)的生成,花生四烯酸會增加炎症疾病和罹癌的風險。
若飲食常用蔬菜油,突變基因則會將脂肪酸轉化為花生四烯酸。更糟的是,此突變也會阻礙Omega 3脂肪酸的生成,而Omega 3可預防心臟疾病。
由於現代民眾飲食習慣改變,食用含有豐富Omega 3的魚類和核果減少,改而使用更多蔬菜油,但蔬菜油含有的Omega 6較不健康,此問題因此愈來愈受關切。
康乃爾的新發現,並為過去的研究結論提供了佐證。過去有研究指出,素食者罹患大腸癌的機率,高於肉食者的40%。
不過,醫生對此研究結論深感困惑,因為眾所周知,食用紅肉會提高罹癌的風險。
康乃爾的研究,是將印度浦那市(Pune)數百人(大多茹素)的基因排序,與美國堪薩斯州食肉者的基因做比較,發現兩者基因有顯著差異,該研究發表於「分子生物學與演化」期刊。康大人體營養學教授布瑞那說:「祖先茹素的人,其基因可能會更迅速代謝植物中的脂肪酸」。
布瑞那指出:「這些人若食用蔬菜油,會將脂肪酸轉化為較易引起人體發炎的花生四烯酸,以致提高慢性發炎的風險,而慢性發炎是演變成心臟疾病和加劇癌症形成的前兆」。他並說,此突變很早以前就出現於人類基因中,並且在家族中代代遺傳。此外,茹素者通常有缺乏蛋白質、鐵質、維生素D、維生素B12和鈣質的問題,一項研究顯示,茹素者的骨質密度比肉食者低了5%。
不過,其他研究也指出,茹素者較不易罹患糖尿病、肥胖和中風。

Free HPO Webinar - Update on the Enhanced Licensing System for BC Residential Builders


Free HPO Information Sessions for BC Residential Builders - WEBINARS (Spring 2016)
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Free HPO Webinar - Update on the Enhanced Licensing System for BC Residential Builders
Sign up for a free information session presented by the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) to learn more about continuing professional development, qualification requirements for new residential builders, new requirements for owner builders and more.
We will explain how the changes to the Homeowner Protection Act are being implemented, answer your questions about the new requirements and let you know what's new.
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Date & Time:May 05, 2016 08:30 AM to
Jun 09, 2016 11:30 AM
 
Location:Two webinar sessions available. See section below for details.
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