Richmond property taxes to go up 3.3 per cent

Richmond News

Another 16 police officers will be hired under the City of Richmond’s 2018 Operating Budget, which was approved by city council Monday night.

This will bring the total to 40 new officers added to the Richmond RCMP complement since 2015. …

“This budget continues council’s focus on community safety, while holding the line on other expenditures,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a news release.

“It ensures we continue to provide outstanding service for the community today, while also planning for our future, without putting an onerous burden on taxpayers.” …

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South Arm fitness centre rejuvenated after big reno

Richmond News

One of Richmond’s busiest community centres has re-opened its fitness centre following a $1.5 million renovation.

According to a City of Richmond news release, new features include energy efficient designs, such as more natural light, LED light fixtures and heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades; a universal and accessible washroom and shower facility; new exercise equipment and adaptable court space with a movable wall. …

“Promoting health, wellness, active living and sport is a strong and long-standing commitment of Richmond City Council. This Canada 150 commemorative project brings tremendous benefit to Richmond residents. We are pleased to be working with our federal and community association partners on delivering much needed upgrades to community infrastructure to serve Richmond’s growing community for decades to come,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie, via a news release. …

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New $1.5-million fitness space opens at Richmond’s South Arm community centre

Indo-Canadian Voice

Richmond residents will benefit from $1.5 million in upgrades to South Arm Community Centre’s fitness space. The new and expanded space is the result of a funding partnership with equal $500,000 contributions from Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Fund, South Arm Community Association and the City of Richmond. …

The official opening of the new space took place on Saturday, December 9, with Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Joe Peschisolido, MP for Steveston–Richmond East, and Susie Burbidge, President of South Arm Community Association. …

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