Richmond to spend millions replacing aged infrastructure

News1130

Those living in Richmond could soon have a new firehall, aquatic centre, and seniors home built and operational by 2018. The $110-million project would see the Minor Seniors Centre and the existing aquatic centre flattened and rebuilt as part of one larger complex. Mayor Malcolm Brodie is expecting final council approval next week and says those who live there couldn’t be happier…

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Guest column: The Oval is a good investment for Richmond

The Province

By Malcolm Brodie. As envisioned since the inception of the project, the Richmond Olympic Oval is one of the most significant, versatile and popular public recreational facilities in Canada. Its operations reflect these qualities. The value it provides definitely justifies taxpayers’ investment…

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Brodie rode Canada Line, but defends hotel stays

Richmond News

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said he chose to use the Canada Line to commute back and forth to a recent municipal convention in downtown Vancouver. However, he says how far away and how busy politicians are can change the equation...

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Games sites taking toll on taxpayers

The Province

Olympic sports facilities have meant a huge gain for Richmond and Whistler years after the Olympics, but some observers say that for taxpayers this success translates into a marathon of pain that might never end…

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Sell the Olympic Oval? Get serious!

CKNW News Talk 980

The Mayor of Richmond is disputing any claim the Olympic Speedskating Oval is a financial burden to city taxpayers. Malcolm Brodie says the oval was subsidized by three million dollars but it also made about three million dollars last year. Brodie says the net cost to Richmond taxpayers was very small…

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