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Ride gives needed perspective

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 350K journey from Vancouver to Seattle. As my husband Glenn was diagnosed with cancer, the Ride has given me a sense of control and has focused me on raising funds for much needed cancer research.

Get your car washed, support cancer research

Get your car washed this Sunday (May 27) to help a team of Cambie secondary students raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The team, String Gals, will be at the Esso Station on No. 1 and Blundell roads, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students recycle for Uganda

Fourteen students at Richmond secondary's Recycling Club and the Power of 1 Baking Club presented a cheque for $700 to Jessica Casey. Casey came all the way from Africa as a representative from Tekera community in Uganda, to receive the donation.

Winner helped two shaken up hotel guests

Picture the scene: You've been travelling all day from South America to Vancouver and you're exhausted, hungry and cold. However, the worst part is your husband was robbed and beaten while on holiday. That's what happened to a Kelowna couple.

Childcare providers win top award

A couple of local childcare professionals were awarded for their excellence by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

This year's Tourism Service Awards recipients

ACCOMMODATIONS Katelynn Mills, River Rock Casino Resort Some guests from Alberta had their car parked in the lot overnight, and the next morning, they noticed several electronic items disappeared. Among the items missing was a Tom Tom GPS device.

Riverport's Holiday Inn 10th best in Canada

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport was chosen as 10th overall winner for travelling families in Canada by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, in its 2012 Travelers' Choice awards.

Community gathers to honour quality service

The crème de la crème of Richmond's hospitality industry were feted by more than 350 people Tuesday night at the River Rock Casino Resort Theatre.

Experience an animal safari at your doorstep

Swim with penguins, view sleeping lions and watch for food-stealing baboons

Local program catches international eye

A unique Richmond program focused on kids supporting kids and parents supporting parents in families with mental health issues generated interest from professionals from around the world.