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Richmond Maritime Festival
Local resident surprised to seetrees chopped, city says they were in poor health
by Rebekah Hammond
Steveston residents can be assured
the 11 trees removed by developersnear where the Army and Navy Club
used to be will be replaced.
Steve Kovacs was enjoying his usual
walk along No. 1 Road near Chatham
with his dog on Tuesday when henoticed the 11 trees had been cut
down.“They were quite old and quite bigand they had them all blocked off for
construction,” said Kovacs. “Now Inoticed they were ripped down and
was curious to know why.”
Other people passing by were also
“I talked to other people in thestreet, mentioning how [the trees]were blocked off and then taken
down,” said Kovacs.
“They were shocked too and couldn’t
believe the cherry trees were gone.”
The trees behind Steveston Parkwere slated for removal by the de-velopers at 11900 No. 1 Road. Theyare building a seniors care facilityand a hall in the lot, according toCity of Richmond spokesperson Ted
“The trees were all determined tobe in poor health,” Townsend said.
“With the development, the grade [of
the land] will be changed significantly
and it was found that the trees would
be adversely affected by changes in
the water table and grade.”
In keeping with the city’s tree by-law, the developer is required topay compensation and new treeswill be planted, “space permitting,”
The tree-shaded sidewalks of Ste-
veston make the area a popular place
“Down in Steveston, you know, we
like our trees,” Kovacs said. “I always
walk with my dog through there.”
Rebekah Hammond photo
Steve Kovacs was surprised to see a row of old trees, which had been protected from a construction project, suddenly removed.
Steveston trees will be replaced
Dog stolenfrom family’sbackyard
Reward offered for missing Rottweiler
by Jessica Tieszen
Police are on the lookout for Maxx, an 11-month-old Rott-weiler puppy whowas stolen froman East Richmond
The dog wasstolen from thehome July 9, butRichmond RCMPissued a press
release this week
looking for in-formation in the
Maxx is de-scribed as being
of average heightand build, mostly
black with a mix of brown colour-ing and has aclipped tail. He
answers to his name and was wearing a black leather col-lar with metal studs and spikes.The dog’s owners told
that Maxx is a young,lovable, friendly dog that is a big part of the family. Withthree young children, R. Sanghera bought the dog to pro-tect the kids and serve as a companion.On July 9, while R. Sanghera was away on vacation withhis wife, the dog was stolen from his acreage in the 11000
block of Bird Road. A surveillance camera set up in thebackyard captured two female suspects removing Maxx
from his chain-linked dog house, taking him away in a sil-ver Dodge Caravan.One suspect is described as a tall, skinny, blonde-hairedfemale, the other, a heavy-set brunette. No further infor-mation has been released.
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Maxx was stolen from a Richmondhome on July 9.