One hundred years of resilience against rapid urbanization

Steves family farm untouched by Richmond's spreading industrial development Cow pastures flipped into parking garages and vegetable fields transformed into shopping centres cover miles of Richmond B.C. lands, but the quaint farm at the end of Steveston Hwy. looks nearly identical to when the Steves family moved in one hundred years ago. Harold Steves describes … Continue reading One hundred years of resilience against rapid urbanization

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Richmond trustees know less than expected about national Indigenous day of remembrance

  School Board trustees had a lot of questions regarding Orange Shirt Day events The president of the Richmond Teachers’ Association says she was surprised to learn at least two school trustees had little knowledge of a na   tion-wide day to remember the wrongs done to Indigenous people at residential schools. President Liz Baverstock … Continue reading Richmond trustees know less than expected about national Indigenous day of remembrance

Citizens fight to save art galleries

525 Great Northern Way occupants unite against building's possible demolition Along with a group of devoted citizens, Great Northern Way’s Monte Clark and Equinox Gallery members are taking the responsibility of preserving building 525 into their own hands. A website called save525.ca has been developed by locals and members of the galleries with the intent … Continue reading Citizens fight to save art galleries

A cheaper start to the school year for Langara students

During this fall’s Welcome Week, Langara College is bringing in resources to help students save money from September 5 to September 8. Langara’s bookstore is presenting Textbook Buyback allowing students to return their used textbooks for cash. “[The exchange] is right on campus where all the students are,” says Sukhpreet, “so we don’t need to … Continue reading A cheaper start to the school year for Langara students

Whitecaps hope to score their first win in Saturday’s LA Galaxy game

Despite a rocky start to the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are emerging from their bye, well rested and ready to bounce back for this weekend’s game against the LA Galaxy. Home-field advantage hasn’t helped the Caps yet, with a draw and a loss at BC Place early in the season. Saturday’s game will be at … Continue reading Whitecaps hope to score their first win in Saturday’s LA Galaxy game

Fighting addiction one laugh at a time

 Local comedian Mark Hughes is helping solve Vancouver’s illicit drug overdose crisis one laugh at a time.    As a recovering addict himself who has lost people to overdose, Hughes organized a second safe injection comedy fundraiser at Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse last night, after the first in December. The aim is to raise money for … Continue reading Fighting addiction one laugh at a time

Black History Month award winner repays her community

Fuelled by motivation to give back to her community, Joy Gyamfi radiates compassion through every aspect of her life. Her contributions to Black Lives Matter Vancouver and her work at Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) prompted Gyamfi’s boss at GNH Paul Taylor, to nominate her for the Black History Month proclamation. Gyamfi was shocked when Taylor informed her that she had not … Continue reading Black History Month award winner repays her community