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The spirit of Helen keeps running

There were two nonprofit organizations that were very dear to Helen Hopkins heart the St. Josephs School of Nursing in Victoria where she graduated from back in 1963 and the Terry Fox Foundation.

Humanitarian trip inspires youth

In an unlit church in a rural area in Shiru, Kenya, is a small medical outreach clinic where Richmonds Ashley Wong spent half of her summer.

Turn to the tap of life to rejuvenate mind, body

I've spent decades dehydrated. I didn't know I was so severely parched until I started hydrating properly. The main reason I didn't realize how bad it was is because I very rarely feel thirsty.

Youth learn from summer tales

Title: The Mystery of the Hidden House Reviewed by: Raveen Dissanayake, 7 This book is about a group of five children called the five findouters who solve a mystery about a gang of thieves stealing cars and hiding them in a house hidden in the woods.

Ancient mythology alive in language

You might never have thought about them. Their names might be totally unfamiliar to you. But even after countless centuries, they're still with us - the personalities of ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

Cadets Michelle Yang

Cadets Michelle Yang and Eric Lau, both of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Bicknell, worked on heavy machinery aboard the Royal Canadian Navy's Patrol Class Tender vessels as part of the eight-week sea cadet marine engineer course at Her Majesty's Can

Centre educates about 'invisible' disabilities

At one time, David Thomson was a buffed provincial correctional officer by day and gentle giant to his one-year-old son Andrew by night. Today, the 46-year-old Richmondite lives with chronic pain and fatigue, and has a difficult time sleeping.

Rosewood plans ahead for aging population

Richmond's baby boomers are aging. That translates into the need for more senior care facilities. That's one of the reasons Rosewood Manor recently underwent an extensive two-year renovation project to the tune of $2.2 million.

Don't be an online Costco sample

Let's face it: Facebook stalking has pretty much become normal. One simply needs a handful of minutes to blow, a mild curiosity, and a reasonable excuse to browse through someone's photos, favourite quotations, and personal info.

School sports urged to be inclusive

Local organizations speak at schools about physical activity and disability