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A summer job with heart

Student spends time with top cardiovascular researchers

Delta's Allen Yieh has a summer job with heart.

Yieh recently returned from four weeks mentoring with Canada's top cardiovascular researchers in Vancouver as part of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon's 17th annual High School Summer Research Program.

Ten extraordinary students were chosen to participate in the only cardiovascular research mentoring program for students in Canada to help unlock the mystery of cardiovascular disease this summer.

"For a future career, I'm interested in both research and the clinical side of biomedical science," Yieh said.

The program is open to Grade 11 students in B.C. and is designed to motivate students with a strong interest in biology and/or medicine to consider a career in cardiovascular research.

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Home sales for July in the Lower Mainland were below the 10-year average for the month.

The Real Estate Board of Vancouver reported that residential property sales reached 2,571 in July - a 14 per cent increase compared to July 2010 but a 21.2 per cent decline over June.

"We're seeing less multiple-offer situations in the market today compared to the last few months, but our members tell us that homes priced competitively continue to sell at a relatively swift pace," said Rosario Setticasi, REBGV president.

The benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver was at $630,251 for July, a 9.2 per cent increase over last year.

In South Delta, the benchmark price reached $749,720 in July, which is up slightly over the three-month average of $730,293.

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Ladner-based relationship professional Lynda Chalmers is involved in a new Internet dating service.

"She's got a lot of knowledge about relationships and what works and what doesn't," says Dating 4 Boomers president Angie Smith.

Prospective clients have to go through a consultation process with Chalmers before using the service's website, Smith explains.

The service is only available for those living in B.C. who are 40- to 70-years-old.

Smith says Dating 4 Boomers also puts on events so clients can meet in a group setting.

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