Simmering sign scuffle boils over – again

Vancouver Sun

A small but vocal group of Richmond seniors were despondent Monday after city council rejected their call for a bylaw quashing Chinese-only signage in a city where more than half the residents are of Chinese descent “We are the new minority,” Marlene Esplen, who has lived in Richmond for more than 20 years, said outside city hall Monday. “A lot of people around here are too scared to talk about this issue.”…

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Mayors complain they’re alone in fight for TransLink cash

Surrey North Delta Leader

TransLink officials are being criticized by Metro Vancouver mayors for backing off on the push for new funding solutions to expand the transit system.

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie accused the transportation authority of shirking the unpopular task of securing new revenue tools and dumping the job in the laps of the mayors.

“This is a complete and utter abdication by the board and by TransLink to do what they’re supposed to do,” Brodie said at a March 7 meeting of Metro Vancouver’s newly formed transportation committee.

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