Drop-dead date for new bridge approaching quickly, says Delta CAO

Delat Optimist

It looks like a drop-dead date for the new bridge is fast approaching.

That’s according to Delta CAO George Harvie, who told Delta council last week that the new NDP government might have to decide by mid-August whether to kill the project. …

Richmond council last week voted in favour of asking the government to stop work on project until other options are explored, including Richmond’s idea of twinning the tunnel with either a two-lane or a four-lane crossing.

“We have been accused of spreading myths, which is a possible way of suggesting we are lying,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. …

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Richmond urges NDP government to stop Massey Bridge project

Metro News

The City of Richmond is hopeful the new British Columbia government will put the brakes on the planned Massey Bridge.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie is calling on Premier John Horgan to stop the $3.5-billion project to replace the Massey tunnel after council voted Tuesday to urge the province to explore other options.

Brodie said that the 10-lane bridge announced by the previous Liberal government without the support of the region (except for Delta) would have a “dramatic” impact on Richmond, would negatively affect business and is too expensive. …

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Richmond asking province to abandon Massey Tunnel replacement bridge

CTV Vancouver

The City of Richmond is calling on B.C.’s new government to suspend work on a $3.5 billion bridge intended to replace the George Massey Tunnel and consider building a second tunnel instead.

“Richmond City Council recognizes the urgent need to address traffic congestion around the Massey Tunnel… But the bridge project, as currently proposed, is not the best way to achieve these objectives,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said in a statement issued Tuesday.

On Monday night, councillors voted in favour of asking the province to look at alternatives to the 10-lane toll bridge, citing concerns over the project’s impact on agricultural land and local traffic. …

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City of Richmond gives Premier John Horgan options to twin George Massey Tunnel

Richmond News

The majority of Richmond city council is asking the new provincial government to consider two options to twin the George Massey Tunnel and scrap a proposed 10-lane $3.5-billion bridge. …

Wei noted there are many unknowns for the project. His report asks the province to look at any new crossing through the lens of a road-pricing system.

Wei also said true costs of the proposed bridge are still unknown, particularly when it comes to creating a stable footing on the silty banks of the river for the two bridge towers.

Those towers are visually unappealing, according to Mayor Malcolm Brodie. As are two proposed $75 million BC Hydro transmission lines that will be needed if the Massey tunnel is decommissioned. …

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Richmond city council to ask government to stop work on Massey Tunnel replacement

CBC News

Richmond city council will be asking the B.C. government to stop work on the George Massey Tunnel replacement until other options are looked at, including twinning the tunnel.

Council voted 8 to 1 on Monday night to call on Premier John Horgan to consider whether the tunnel, which opened to traffic in 1959, should be twinned rather than replaced with a new 10-lane bridge.

“We think there are other solutions,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“The suggestion being made by Richmond is not just to upgrade the existing tunnel, but to add to it with another tunnel so it would be basically twinning the tunnel.” …

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Kill the bridge: Richmond

Castanet

The City of Richmond is calling on the province to halt work on a Massey Tunnel replacement bridge.

Instead of the $3.5-billion bridge, city council believes a second tunnel would have less impact on local agriculture and traffic.

“Council recognizes the urgent need to address traffic congestion around the Massey Tunnel… But the bridge project, as currently proposed, is not the best way to achieve these objectives,” Mayor Malcolm Brodie said Tuesday. …

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Richmond to vote on George Massey Tunnel report

Global News

The future of the George Massey Tunnel replacement project will be debated once again Monday afternoon.

The City of Richmond will discuss a staff report recommending Premier John Horgan suspend all work and reassess the 10-lane, $3.5-billion project. …

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said city council will likely vote to ask Horgan to put the brakes on the project.

“Based on their past discussions, I believe that there will be support for the options recommended by council, which is to upgrade the existing tunnel and to twin the tunnel in some way and to have the province take a look at that in a serious way.” …

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Gurdwara Nanak Niwas Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Link Newspaper

India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 #5 Road, Richmond celebrated Canada’s 150th Birth Anniversary with a great deal of enthusiasm on July 16, 2017. A large number of people – young and old from very diverse communities and from different places in Metro Vancouver – joined us in this very special event. …

The speakers included Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Harjit Singh Sajjan, Richmond-Steveston M.P. Joe Peschisolido, Richmond–Queeensborough MLA Jas Johal, Richmond Centre-North MLA Teresa Wat, Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains and Richmond Police Chief Will Ng.

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Richmond parents call for model airplanes to be grounded

CTV Vancouver

Parents in Richmond are calling on the city to reconsider its bylaw allowing remote-controlled model airplanes to fly in Manoah Steeves Park after a close in encounter with one child in the playground. …

Malcolm Brodie, the mayor of Richmond, also thinks the field at Manoah Steeves Park is a good home for the hobby.

“This is a good spot because it’s a very large field and it’s a place where the planes can do whatever they do, flying around,” he said. “As long as it’s controlled.” …

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Canadian, Korean stars to headline 2017 Richmond World Festival

Indo-Canadian Voice

Popular Canadian rockers Tokyo Police Club and Korean hip hop star Verbal Jint will headline the expanded Richmond World Festival on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 in Minoru Park.

“In just two years, the Richmond World Festival has become a can’t miss date on the summer calendar, winning both national and international event industry honours,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We’re delighted to be expanding the festival to two days this year. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the many sounds, tastes and colours of our diverse community and nation as we continue our celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary.” …

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