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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.

Tallying tastes from a year's worth of nutrition coverage

In the ever-changing world of food and nutrition, popular trends have a way of coming and going.

Tax saving gets serious

The Tax Free Savings Account, better known as the TFSA, is now a serious tool in your wealth management toolkit.

Let's not become their prey

Do companies selling food and household products believe consumers have no eyes? Or, if they admit to eyes, do they believe consumers cannot see? Whatever the reason, these companies are having their way with us, and they are going about it very foxi

Let yourself grieve what you need to grieve

Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. Be it the loss of a loved one, a friend or acquaintance, the time and space to honour the loss of a soul, to honour their place and meaning in your life is sacred.

Pink Heart Club helps writer regain words

Edith Clark's eyes light up when asked about The Sardine Eater, the children's book she authored in 1992.

Will away political correctness

This year I received only one of those jokey "Season's Greetings" emails that reads like it was drafted by a team of firstyear law students anxious to avoid any potential liability from wishing another person Merry Christmas.
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