March 19, 2018

B.C. communities take cautious approach on modular housing projects

The Globe and Mail Communities across British Columbia are considering temporary modular housing projects for homeless and low-income tenants, but some are taking a cautious approach after a similar proposal in Vancouver fuelled protests and legal challenges. B.C.’s NDP government is planning to create 2,000 supporting housing spaces across the province by setting up modular […]

March 16, 2018

Town Talk: Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. raises $650,000 for social-service programs

Vancouver Sun Foundation’s recent 40th annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. gala reportedly raised $650,000 to benefit programs and social services unaided by government funding. … Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Vancouver South MP-Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan were there, of course. … Read Full Story

March 14, 2018

Federal port review could air grievances in Richmond

Richmond News A review of Canada Port Authorities by Transport Canada may provide the City of Richmond with a means to air the numerous grievances it has with Port of Vancouver, said Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Certainly we have had our issues with governance at the port,” Brodie told the Richmond News Monday, following an […]

March 12, 2018

Bridge to SUCCESS Gala raises $650,000 for SUCCESS immigrant and Chinese programs

Canadian Immigrant More than 800 guests attended the 40th annual Bridge to SUCCESS Gala on March 10 in support of SUCCESS, one of the largest social service agencies in B.C. The event raised an amazing $650,000 through dinner ticket sales, live and silent auctions, raffle ticket sales, sponsorships and donations, making it one of the […]

March 12, 2018

RCMP unionization may change community policing across Canada

The Globe and Mail Some communities could look at moving away from the RCMP once the Mounties unionize and costs go up, says a member of a group that represents B.C. municipalities. A recent Globe and Mail investigation revealed that communities with RCMP forces offer significant savings for taxpayers, but the discount appears to come […]

March 9, 2018

Brighouse residents rally against proposed homeless housing

Richmond News After the RCMP confirmed that last Wednesday’s alleged assault at the Richmond Public Library was unrelated to the homeless housing project open house, public attention is shifting back to the controversial project itself. Last month, the City of Richmond announced plans to contribute the city-owned land at 7300 Elmbridge Way for a B.C. […]

March 6, 2018

Richmond mega-mansion on designated farmland was illegally operating as high-end hotel

Global News A mega-mansion on designated farmland in Richmond was being advertised online as a high-end guesthouse. The house, located on Steveston Highway, was available for rent on a nightly basis, according to online posts. The house included amenities such as a spa tub, fitness centre and housekeeping. … “They have received a number of […]

March 6, 2018

‘Conduct of this nature is unacceptable’: City responds to library assault

Richmond News Following an incident last week where a librarian was assaulted at the Richmond Public Library, the city is taking a stance on public safety. “Richmond is known to be a safe and harmonious community,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release. “We are committed to providing a healthy and respectful environment by […]

February 27, 2018

Richmond residents approach council with petition targeting ALR mansions

Business in Vancouver A crowd of more than 60 Richmond residents gathered outside Richmond’s city council chambers February 26 to deliver a petition requesting limits to mega-homes on the ALR. … The petition’s proposed maximum home size follows provincial guidelines. However, some council members felt that limiting only the size of a house wasn’t enough. […]

February 27, 2018

Richmond residents gather to deliver farmland petition to council

Richmond News A crowd of more than 60 concerned citizens gathered outside Richmond’s city council chambers Monday evening to deliver a petition requesting limits to mega-homes on the ALR. Approximately 5,500 signed the petition, which called upon council to reduce home sizes on the ALR to a maximum of 5,382 sq. feet and place a […]

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