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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City of Richmond staff don orange to commemorate residential schools, despite on-going lawsuits

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The City of Richmond and its staff will be wearing orange on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30, to honour residential school survivors and children who died in these church-run facilities.

City hall will be closed but other city facilities, like community centres, will be open. …

The City of Richmond and its council have been publicly criticized for not doing a land acknowledgment at the beginning of its meetings.

However, Richmond’s mayor Malcolm Brodie has cited two lawsuits over land issues as the reason for not being able to acknowledge Richmond is on unceded First Nations’ land. …

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Mayor recalls Richmond’s role in aftermath of 9/11 attacks as planes grounded at YVR

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As the world solemnly marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks in New York, Richmond’s mayor is reflecting on how his city jumped into action to help others.

After the deadliest attack of terrorism on U.S. soil took place, dozens of planes were diverted to the Vancouver International Airport and grounded in Richmond as the North American airspace closed.

Malcolm Brodie was named Richmond’s mayor just a few weeks after the fatal attacks and recounts the day saying, “I think it was a proud moment for our city.”

“It was like a garage for airplanes. There were airplanes everywhere on the airport property. It was quite a remarkable sight … planes flew into Vancouver … which had never been part of the Vancouver experience,” Brodie explains. “Then the problem, of course, became what do you do with all the people who are on those flights.” …

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Crews break ground on Richmond SkyTrain station

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Crews have broken ground on a new Canada Line SkyTrain station that will serve the city of Richmond and the Capstan Village area.

Officials stated the future Capstan Station will provide efficient and environmentally sustainable rapid transit to a rapidly developing Richmond community.

“Capstan Station will be the cornerstone of making Capstan Village centred around zero-emission, fast and reliable transit,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release. “This growing urban community is projected to bring up to 16,000 new residents to Richmond, and this new transit station will help position our city as an even more attractive place to live.” …

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Transit Briefs: TransLink, Santa Clara VTA

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Vancouver’s TransLink has begun construction on the new C$52 million Capstan Station, to serve SkyTrain’s Canada Line. In addition, California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on Sept. 4 resumed light rail service on the Blue Line, just days after restoring full Orange Line and partial Green Line service. …

“Capstan Station will be the cornerstone of making Capstan Village centered around zero-emission, fast and reliable transit,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said. “This growing urban community is projected to bring up to 16,000 new residents to Richmond, and this new transit station will help position our city as an even more attractive place to live.” …

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TransLink, city of Richmond break ground on new Canada Line Station

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Construction began on a new Canada Line SkyTrain station that will provide better transit to the city of Richmond and the Capstan Village area.  

The future Capstan Station will provide efficient and environmentally sustainable rapid transit to a rapidly developing Richmond community. 

“Capstan Station will be the cornerstone of making Capstan Village centered around zero-emission, fast and reliable transit,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This growing urban community is projected to bring up to 16,000 new residents to Richmond, and this new transit station will help position our city as an even more attractive place to live.” …

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TransLink breaks ground on new Richmond Canada Line station

Construction got underway on the new Capstan Canada Line station in Richmond on Thursday.

The new $52-million station, being built between Bridgeport and Aberdeen stations in the area of No. 3 Road and Capstan Way, is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie says he expects the new station to be the cornerstone for the city’s burgeoning Capstan Village neighbourhood.

“This growing urban community is projected to bring up to 16,000 new residents to Richmond, and this new transit station will help position our city as an even more attractive place to live,” Brodie said in a statement.

The City of Richmond is contributing $32 million — money raised through voluntary contributions from developers — to the project while TransLink will pay the remaining $20 million in construction costs. …

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Crews break ground on new Canada Line station in Richmond

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After nearly a decade of planning, crews have begun construction on a new Canada Line station in Richmond, B.C.

The new Capstan Station will sit at the intersection of No. 3 Road and Capstan Way, between the existing Bridgeport and Aberdeen stops.

The city said it hopes the new addition will be able to serve the 16,000 residents expected to move to the Capstan area as new developments are completed.

“Capstan Station will be the cornerstone of making Capstan Village centred around zero-emission, fast, and reliable transit,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie wrote in a statement. “This new transit station will help position our city as an even more attractive place to live.” …

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