Richmond Review is no more – newspaper closes down after 83 years

Below are two excerpts from the final issue of the Richmond Review published July 24, 2015. The paper ran from 1932 until mid-summer 2015 for 83 years.

Also below are Twitter excerpts from the Review‘s last days.

I was fortunate to work with such great reporters during my high school years and an internship in April-May 2015. Thanks for the experience and memories, Richmond Review. You will be missed.

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Choir celebrates Japan tour with concert

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Story can also  be viewed here: http://www.richmond-news.com/entertainment/richmond-youth-honour-choir-celebrates-japan-tour-with-concert-1.1937202

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Richmond launches new emergency notification system

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Music in Our Schools hits Gateway Theatre

West African ensemble Masabo performed this week at Gateway Theatre as part of Music in Our Schools. — Image Credit: Catherine Ludwig

West African ensemble Masabo performed this week at Gateway Theatre as part of Music in Our Schools. — Image Credit: Catherine Ludwig

More than 500 elementary students filled the Gateway Theatre earlier this week to experience traditional West African culture, as part of a two-week event called Music in Our Schools.

The culture experience is one of many performances and concerts that will give more than 2,000 students a chance to experience live music and to perform using their own talents in Richmond’s own professional theatre thanks to a partnership between Gateway Theatre and the Richmond School District.

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Richmond Youth Honour Choir members reminisce experiences in Japan

The Richmond Youth Honour Choir.

The Richmond Youth Honour Choir.

Gabriella Epp did not feel homesick even once during the Richmond Youth Honour Choir‘s recent 10-day trip to Wakayama, Japan.

“It was a really different experience because of the environment,” said the 13-year-old. “So it was cool to experience a different atmosphere and a different culture.”

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All-day fitness event works up a sweat for cancer research

Carolyn Atwal and her husband Manprit Atwal (centre) were among some 500 individuals who worked up a sweat at the BC Cancer Foundation's third Workout to Conquer Cancer Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The event raised $360,000 for life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. (Photo: Richmond Review archive)

Carolyn Atwal and her husband Manprit Atwal (centre) were among some 500 individuals who worked up a sweat at the BC Cancer Foundation’s third Workout to Conquer Cancer Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The event raised $360,000 for life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. (Photo: Richmond Review archive)

The BC Cancer Foundation raised $360,000 for life-saving cancer research at its third Workout to Conquer Cancer event Saturday at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Five hundred people signed up for the day-long fitness challenge to take part in the most meaningful workout of their lives.

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Richmond Arts Awards finalists announced

Eighteen finalists have been announced for the seventh annual Richmond Arts Awards.

Out of 91 nominations, the finalists have been narrowed down to 18, with three finalists in each of the six categories. The finalists are either individuals or institutions with some rising stars in Richmond’s performing and visual arts scenes.

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Pacific Autism Family Centre gets big boosts

A rendering of the Pacific Autism Family Centre that is being constructed on Sea Island. (Photo: Richmond Review archive)

A rendering of the Pacific Autism Family Centre that is being constructed on Sea Island. (Photo: Richmond Review archive)

The Pacific Autism Family Centre received two major boosts from financial institutions this month.

On Thursday, TD Canada Trust donated $75,000 to the centre’s foundation, while BMO Financial Group presented a $100,000 cheque to the Sea Island facility which is slated to begin construction any day and be completed by May of 2016.

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Invasive species battle gets boost

Giant hogweed is one of the species the Invasive Species Council of B.C. is fighting. (Photo: Richmond Review archive)

Giant hogweed is one of the species the Invasive Species Council of B.C. is fighting. (Photo: Richmond Review archive)

The city’s battle against the spread of invasive plants has received a $7,000 boost from the provincial government.

The funding is part of 29 grants, totalling $1,702,000, that are being distributed provincewide to local governments, regional invasive species committees and the Invasive Species Council of B.C. to assist with their activities and support the objectives of the provincial Invasive Plant Program.

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Prospect of teacher job cuts as district hit by cutbacks

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Originally published in the Apr. 22, 2015 issue.

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