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Steveston gets ready for Santa

Steveston is preparing to welcome the Christmas season with a community display of lights, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and the arrival of Santa. On Saturday Dec. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.

City buys last bog piece

The last piece of Richmond's northeast bog forest has been snapped up by the city. Mayor Malcolm Brodie, accompanied by B.C.

Norm's war memories

The memories of Wrigglesworth, as told to Elizabeth Ash

Red Nose needs volunteers this holiday season

Operation Red Nose, providing service locally for the 10th year, needs volunteers. Last year, with 360 volunteers, Red Nose gave 650 rides to about 2,000 individuals over nine nights.

Diamond shines after 25 years

Four Hugs a Day, that's the minimum, four hugs a day. Three generations of families in Richmond, probably at one time or another, have either sung the song to their child or had it sung to them as children.

Relax, defuse hostility

When I worked in the recreation field, we were trained in the various aspects of customer service. One of the customer service workshops that has continued to be helpful in my counselling professions was on the topic of defusing hostility.

Grade 9s get to work

When I first heard about Take Your Kid to Work Day, I pictured myself at home doing what any teenage boy does best: nothing. I saw myself sleeping past lunch, watching television and playing on my computer. However, my mother had different plans.

Small changes make big differences

Each of us can do something to improve our physical health. It might be increasing our fitness level with more exercise or maintaining a healthy weight by being more mindful of what we eat. Yet change can be intimidating.

Should language bar entrance?

Do you think people should be fluent in English or French before applying for immigration to Canada? That's the question Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is asking Canadians.

Prank helps community

Grads are renowned for taking part in pranks that wreak havoc on their schools or communities. However, the hoax by McRoberts secondary's graduation class was decidedly different.