Richmond to ban foam containers, plastic straws and bags starting March 2022

Daily Hive

At a recent public meeting, Richmond City Council approved a bylaw that bans all businesses from using foam food takeout containers, plastic straws, and plastic shopping bags.

“It is crucial that we address single-use plastics as a significant cause of environmental damage in our oceans, local waterways and other natural areas by reducing this type of unnecessary waste as we support a more sustainable, circular economy,” said Malcolm Brodie, mayor of Richmond, in a statement.

“Richmond is a recognized leader in sustainability, and we look forward to working with our local businesses and consumers to transition away from single-use plastics to more acceptable alternatives.” …

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Richmond’s single-use plastic ban to come into effect next year

Richmond News

As of next year, you won’t find any plastic straws or bags at Richmond businesses.

Under the new “Single-Use Plastic and Other Items Bylaw,” adopted by city council last week, foam food containers, plastic straws and plastic checkout bags will be banned in Richmond as of March 27, 2022. …

“It is crucial that we address single-use plastics as a significant cause of environmental damage in our oceans, local waterways and other natural areas by reducing this type of unnecessary waste as we support a more sustainable, circular economy,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie, in a statement. …

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‘Lynn Marie’ completes tunnelling journey

Journal of Commerce

A historic tunnel excavation has been completed on the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel in Vancouver.

The infrastructure project aims to make the region’s drinking water system more earthquake resilient and help meet growing demand for safe drinking water. …

“The new tunnel and watermains will replace three existing shallow buried watermains that went into service between the 1940s and 1970s, which are vulnerable to damage during an earthquake and are nearing the end of their service lives,” said Malcolm Brodie, chair of Metro Vancouver’s water committee. “Metro Vancouver is constantly upgrading its water supply system to maintain the quality and reliability of the region’s excellent drinking water, and to make the system more resilient.” …

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Richmond council drops cleanup order

Richmond News

Richmond city council has rescinded a cleanup order on a property in the South Arm area after bylaw officers found it to be “in full compliance” on Monday.

The order to clean up the “unslightly” property on Severn Drive was made last winter after bylaw officers found shipping containers, wooden pallets, household items, derelict vehicles and other items on the property. …

“Hopefully, we won’t get into this situation again,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie commented at the end of the meeting. …

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Tunnel under Burrard Inlet undergoes historic boring operation (PHOTOS)

Daily Hive

Metro Vancouver has completed the excavation of a tunnel at the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel, an infrastructure project that was started in order to make the region’s drinking water more earthquake resilient, using a state-of-the-art boring machine. …

“The new tunnel and water mains will replace three existing shallow buried water mains that went into service between the 1940s and 1970s, which are vulnerable to damage during an earthquake and are nearing the end of their service lives,” said Malcolm Brodie, the chair of Metro Vancouver’s Water Committee, in a statement. …

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Metro Vancouver’s 1.1-km tunnel under Burrard Inlet now complete

North Shore News

A massive new piece of the Metro Vancouver’s water infrastructure network deep below Burrard Inlet is now complete.

Metro Vancouver issued a release Monday morning confirming a 1.1-kilometre tunnel linking North Vancouver to Burnaby is now finished. …

“Metro Vancouver is constantly upgrading its water supply system to maintain the quality and reliability of the region’s excellent drinking water, and to make the system more resilient,” said Malcolm Brodie, chair of Metro Vancouver’s water committee. …

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‘Unsightly’ Richmond home has drawn complaints from neighbours, city council for 13 years

CBC

On Sept. 20, city council voted to adjourn the appeal hearing to a later date, effectively giving the Wongs an additional two weeks to clean up before the city starts to take matters into its own hands. Day was among three Richmond councillors who voted against the motion. …

At the council meeting, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the city is losing patience.

“This needs to be done and, frankly, no more excuses,” he said. …

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Richmond property given another two weeks for clean up

Richmond News

Richmond city council has voted to give a resident in the South Arm area another two weeks to clean up their residential property, which has been the subject of complaints for over a decade.

City staff asked council to uphold an order to clean up the Severn Drive property under the “unsightly premises” bylaw, which is currently being appealed by the owner’s son. …

At the meeting, Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the “last thing” he wants to do is “put this thing off for one more minute,” noting it’s the third time council has dealt with the item.

While he supported adjourning the item for two weeks so Wong could deal with the vehicles and pallets, Brodie told Wong that the work “needs to be done, and, frankly, no more excuses.” …

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Photos: Volunteers clean-up Richmond park in celebration of Ismaili CIVIC Day

Richmond News

More than 30 volunteers from Richmond’s Ismaili Muslim community celebrated Global Ismaili CIVIC Day by cleaning up Minoru Park on Saturday.

Ismaili CIVIC is a Canadian Ismaili Muslim initiative dedicated to community service and was formed in B.C. about 15 years ago. …

In attendance at the event were Samir Manji, president of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond Centre. …

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Richmond Hospital Gets Punjabi Signage As Goodwill Gesture To Gurdwara Nanak Niwas Raising $50,000

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India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 Number 5 Road, Richmond is proud to be an active member of the South Asian community and the City of Richmond. It has always taken an active role in the betterment of the community. Whenever there is a need for help it is there. Take for example, Richmond Hospital Foundation’s appeal for help. Richmond hospital sorely needs a new acute care tower. Consequently, Richmond Hospital Foundation has been actively involved inraising funds for this project. In that context, it invited Gurdwara Nanak Niwas to participate. The Gurdwara management and congregation were very generous and raised close to $50,000 for the hospital. …

On behalf of the City of Richmond, Mayor Malcolm Brodie thanked the Gurdwara management for this nice gesture and assured his and City’s full co-operation. …

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