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Tips to finding happiness

I was getting my haircut today and my hairdresser mentioned he has so many clients lately who complain about being unhappy. He was telling me he doesn't understand why they don't just change their situation and be happier.

Writer gets to the root of why hair stands on end?

Some months ago, while riding my bike, I was surprised by a very small dog with a very loud bark. Amazingly, I shuddered and felt my hair rising.
Photos: Robbie Burns night at BCIT

Photos: Robbie Burns night at BCIT

Changing flavour of money

Does the expression "to be worth your salt" puzzle you? Have you heard someone complain about a price being too salty and wondered what salt has to do with it? Do you know why an employee's earnings are called a salary? Bear with me for a second whil

City upgrades drainage pump stations

The City of Richmond has received more than $3.5 million from the provincial and federal governments for upgrades to two major drainage pump stations. The improvements for the No.

Sign language reflects business

It turns out my last column talking about Chinese language signage in Richmond shopping malls came out on the same day as an article in the Vancouver Sun praising a Richmond woman's campaign to limit non-English signs in the "Golden Village".

Convicted rapper pays it forward

Richmond's Bosco Poon, stage name B.O.Z., comes into the News, and with a firm handshake and a kind smile sits down. He looks a little like an Asian Michael Jackson.

Brighouse celebrates New Year

Richmond Public Library welcomes The Year of the Dragon on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Brighouse Branch. People are encouraged to wear traditional Chinese outfits.

Joys of being powerless

Early one evening last summer, I came home to find the neighbour's little boy waiting for me in the driveway. Wriggling and hopping around, he was desperate to tell me that something awful had happened.

Wong flies home to welcome dragon

Alice Wong, MP for Richmond, flies home from Ottawa today (Friday) to ring in the Chinese New Year; the year of the dragon (Jan. 23 to Feb. 9). "I'll be coming home to celebrate the Lunar New Year with friends and family on Saturday night," she said.