Monthly Archives: November 2014

Library heritage fair to promote intercultural awareness

The Richmond Public Library will display the presentations of nine students from the Heritage Fair during the week of Nov. 16 to 22 during Multicultural Week. Coordinator Learning Place Services Lee Anne Smith said, “The focus (of the Multicultural Week programs) … Continue reading

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STORIFY: Langara journalism panel questions the future of the industry

On Oct. 23, Langara College held “Journalism: The Next 50 Years,” a panel in celebration of 50 years of its journalism program at the CBC. Journalism department chair and Globe & Mail reporter Frances Bula moderated the event, and the … Continue reading

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Looking for possible Richmond Sports Wall of Fame nominees: nomination committee requested to be started up

Richmond has yet to committ to a physical location for a Sports Wall of Fame, but discusions are ongoing in terms of selecting who would be nominated to be inducted.  A report to the Richmond General Purpose Committee on the Richmond … Continue reading

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Carol Day wins seat on city council, Brodie re-elected as mayor

Carol Day hopes to be the voice of the people as she takes on her new position of city councillor. She was one of two new names on the list of elected city councillors in the recent municiple election. Day … Continue reading

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“Don’t blame the Chinese” says mall manager on Chinese signs issue

According to one mall manager, it’s not just Chinese business owners who have decided to advertise only in their own language. Koreans, Japanese and Punjabi business owners appear to do the same. With the issue of Chinese-only signs appearing in the … Continue reading

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Vancouver Block Watch celebrates 25 years of protecting neighbourhoods

The Vancouver Block Watch celebrated 25 years by presenting to the Vancouver Police Board the benefits of the program, its results and its goals for the next five years. The Vancouver Block Watch is a VPD community-based crime prevention program … Continue reading

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Vancouver councillor: staff needs to be more proactive in reno-eviction issue

Vancouver is upping its fight against landlords who try to evict tenants by putting in place a new team to vet applications for renovations and by providing money to a non-profit group that helps tenants fight their evictions. One of … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver: cities need to protect shrinking industrial lands

Transit is a threat to the region’s shrinking supply of industrial land, said the mayor of Burnaby. As soon as transit is put into an industrial area, developers start putting pressure on cities to allow residential projects nearby. A report … Continue reading

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Vancouver School Board hopes to help more children get assessments

Due to children who are waiting years to receive proper assessments, the Vancouver School Board report launched a pilot project this past summer with assistance with the health system to help rectify that. The project invited parents with children about to enter kindergarten … Continue reading

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Tweeted photo of sign reminds Richmond u-turns are illegal at intersections

Richmond recently put up a sign reminding drivers that U-turns are illegal at intersections with traffic lights. But why did the city feel there was a necessity to put this type of sign up? Could more of these signs make a … Continue reading

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