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Don't shy away from investing in U.S. equities

It's a given that the U.S. is in for some difficult times, but that doesn't mean Canadian investors should steer clear of U.S. equities.

Kids pick fun reads

Kids who are part of the Richmond Public Library's Summer Reading Club (SRC) have been racking up prizes and stickers in addition to getting valuable practice on their reading skills.

A sweet twist on French Toast

Gilmore Gardens' executive chef John Bateman was recently inducted to the Honour Society of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC).

Memories of a Japanese Fisherman

Born in the Steveston Japanese Hospital, the middle child of nine, 75-year-old Moe Yesaki was born into a fishing legacy. Yesaki can trace back his familys fishing roots 115 years. His grandfather immigrated to Steveston in 1896 from Wakayama, Japan.

Dismal summer pretty 'average'

Frank Mirecki bounds up a set of stairs and on to a roof of an Environment Canada training facility in Richmond, grinning like a kid eager to show off a favourite toy.

Salsa duo snag world title

Alfonso Caldera, the international award-winning salsa dancer, has done it again.

AroundTown

Friday The Music at the Cannery series presents Steve Palmer this Friday July 29 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave.

Insurance key to business in case of personnel loss

Experienced personnel are the building blocks of a successful organization. Their knowledge and skills drive profitability; their relationships and reputations generate goodwill; and their experience ensures sound decisionmaking.

Strategies to help the hard of hearing

As promised, here are additional important tips to help you communicate with a heard of hearing person (HOH). This is the last of three articles on this topic. ? Begin every conversation by positioning yourself in front of the HOH person.

Appreciation can go a long way

I've recently written of the challenges of romantic and marital relationships, how our thoughts of one another can suddenly or gradually shift from the positive to the negative, and how love - without deliberate care and maintenance - can be lost.