Celebration Of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parkash Purb Held At #5 Road Gurdwara

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India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 #5 Road, Richmond, BC, Canada celebrated Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Parkash Purb (Birth Anniversary) on Tuesday, November 12 with a great deal of enthusiasm. …

Back on the stage in the Diwan Hall, Secretary Balwant Singh Sanghera read a message of greetings from Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie who was unable to attend due to a prior commitment. He also recognized special guests and invitees to this celebration. Sanghera then introduced premier John Horgan . Horgan thanked the Gurdwara management for the invitation, conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the audience and briefly talked about Guru Nanak Dev ji’s contribution to the entire humanity. Harjit Singh Sajjan paid a very fitting tribute to Guru ji and related his own experience as a military officer in Afghanistan where Guru Nanak Dev is revered. Jas Johal and Sgt Jet Sunner also conveyed their greetings and best wishes to the congregation on this special occasion. …

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Richmond Sports Wall of Fame adding 11

Richmond News

The city’s rich football history, the Kajaks Track and Field Club’s significant contributions and the founders of a popular summer basketball tournament are a big part of the 2019 Richmond Sports Wall of Fame induction class.

Nine outstanding individuals, one team and one community sporting event will officially be added during a ceremony on Saturday 9 a.m. at Gateway Theatre. The event is free to the public with limited seating.

“We are proud to honour the Sports Wall of Fame inductees for their achievements and commitment to sport in Richmond,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “These individuals highlight Richmond’s rich sporting history and remind us about the power of sport to help individuals achieve their personal goals.” …

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‘Unanimity’ needed for Richmond code of conduct: Mayor

Richmond News

A code of conduct was supported by eight out of nine Richmond council members on Monday, but the mayor said anything short of unanimity would mean council doesn’t have a code of conduct.

The six-page-long document outlined guidelines for council members to communicate with each other, staff, the public and the media as well as guidelines on monitoring social media feeds.

This last point concerned Coun. Kelly Greene who was the sole naysayer to the document.

She said it’s “physically impossible” to delete comments on one’s Twitter posts, and that she would need to have paid staff to monitor her social media forums.

The code of conduct is voluntary, and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie reiterated several times during the meeting that councillors must agree unanimously to it, otherwise it isn’t valid. And those who vote against it, “morally and ethically” can’t be bound to it.

“We have to have unanimous agreement or we don’t have a code of conduct,” he said at Monday’s committee meeting. …

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Letter: Richmond mayor says city follows its bylaws

Richmond News

Dear Editor,

Re: “Why one rule for the city, another for us?” Letters, Nov. 7.

Like many residents, I share the frustrations expressed in a letter to the editor in the Nov. 7 issue regarding the property damage caused by chafer beetles.

This invasive species has destroyed public and private property across Metro Vancouver for decades while proving resistant to chemical and non-chemical interventions.

Ten years ago, when the city adopted the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw to restrict the application of chemicals for cosmetic purposes, we wanted to protect our environment, especially by preventing damage to pollinators, birds and others that were often silent victims to such products.

The City of Richmond adheres to this bylaw and does not use unsafe chemicals or pesticides on any city property.

We continue to seek environmentally safe and sustainable solutions to control the chafer beetle. The range of bylaw-compliant solutions varies from using horticultural vinegar, nematodes, special bacteria applied by licensed applicators, different varieties of grasses to hot water and steam.

Unfortunately, the city experiences the same frustrations and challenges as many residents when trying to combat the effects of the chafer beetle using methods consistent with our pesticide management bylaw.

You can find more information on our website at www.richmond.ca.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie

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B.C. Liquor Stores to ditch plastic bags for paper starting next month

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Your bottle of Sauvignon and cans of craft beer will now be bagged in paper bags instead of plastic at all B.C. Liquor Stores.

The B.C. government has selected Richmond-based bag manufacturer Bulldog Bag to provide paper bags to all 197 locations owned and operated by the province. …

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said he’s proud to have a local business provide the paper bags provincewide.

“This effort to switch to paper from plastic is a big step toward protecting the environment and fits in well with our efforts through the National Zero Waste Council to advance waste prevention,” he said in a statement. …

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‘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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Surplus not a ‘slush fund’ for Richmond building projects: Steves, Greene

Richmond News

Several councillors opposed using money from the city’s surplus as a “slush fund” to partially pay for a new lawnbowling club in Minoru Park.

While Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie called a financial item at Tuesday’s council meeting to update the city’s books an “administrative” task, Couns. Michael Wolfe, Kelly Greene, Carol Day and Harold Steves argued against using $1.21 million from the city’s surplus for a capital project.

hanges to the five-year capital plan, that was originally approved in March, needed to be adopted by council to reflect different projects that have been approved by council and other changes to the plan.

Both Steves and Greene argued the surplus is not a “slush fund” for buildings. …

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Halloween events happening in Richmond

Richmond News

Richmond is spooking up the month with a list of Halloween-themed events leading up to the special day on Oct. 31 .

The events range from children activities, family-friendly parties and even a special party for seniors.

“Richmond is once again providing family-friendly and safe Halloween experiences for all ages,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“These low cost or free fun events offered by the city and its partners continue to build a great sense of community spirit.” …

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