‘We really need to take action’: Vancouver city councillors call for vaping regulations

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While warnings continue to surface about the risks of vaping, two Vancouver city councillors are calling for regulations to be implemented.

Last month, public health officials announced B.C.’s first case of probable vaping-related illness. Now, Vancouver Couns. Rebecca Bligh and Lisa Dominato have put forward a motion for the city to take action and introduce vaping guidelines.

Some concerns, they say, are vaping ads on transit and the attractiveness of flavoured products amongst youth. …

Last month, Richmond city council voted in favour of similar regulations.

“We don’t want to encourage the youth to take up this habit,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said when Richmond voted in favour of implementing guidelines. …

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London Drugs exec says Massey tunnel replacement project isn’t enough

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At least one major employer says the plan to replace the current Massey tunnel with an eight-lane tunnel won’t be enough.

During peak times, congestion in the George Massey tunnel that connects Richmond and Delta is a major problem. On Friday, Metro Vancouver officials gave the green light for a plan to replace the Massey tunnel with another tunnel instead of a 10-lane bridge.

The 10-lane bridge was proposed by the previous provincial government, but the plan was put on hold when the NDP took power.

“Nobody felt that this was a viable option,” said Richmond’s mayor Malcolm Brodie, pointing to an artist’s rendering of the bridge. “This would encourage growth south of the river in a way that was not contemplated by the region.” …

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Sport Events Congress books in to BC and Manitoba for 2022 and 2023

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Canada’s largest gathering of its sport tourism industry will come to Richmond, British Columbia in 2022, when the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s (CSTA) premiere event, Sport Events Congress takes place. The event will then move to Winnipeg, Manitoba for 2023. …

“The City of Richmond is a premier destination for sport event hosting in Canada, and around the world,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Since establishing the Richmond Sport Hosting Office in 2009, the City attracts over 75 sport events annually and we are excited to welcome back Canada’s top Sport Tourism professionals and event rights holders to the 2022 Sport Events Congress.”

“Richmond is a world-class, multi-cultural city with an unparalleled inventory of accessible venues and sport facilities for events of all sizes. Having hosted the Sport Events Congress in 2012, we welcome this opportunity to once again showcase our city and province and to give Congress delegates another truly memorable west coast experience,” he added. …

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