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You're not alone: Survivor

When Richmond's Jennifer Luce was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in 2006, little did she know just how much her life would change. The News first met Luce in April 2007. At the time, she was 29 and on the road to recovery.

Good gardens = good neighbours

Riding my bike down Westminster Highway to the Sharing Farm at Terra Nova for the garlic festival on 14 August, I passed Gibbons Drive.

Choose wisely

Choosing a financial advisor is as important as choosing investments for your portfolio. In either case, taking time to make the right decision can make a big difference in how well you do over the long term.

Know when to alter your gut instinct

Making an assumption is the act of taking something for granted or accepting it as true without proof. You can call it a hypothesis, a theory, a belief, or a best guess.

Small appliances ready for recycle

If you've ever wondered what to do with that old electric toothbrush, tired vacuum cleaner or blackened toaster oven then now is your chance to clean them all out. A new recycling program called "Unplugged," launched Saturday, Oct.

Create quality time with elderly

Spending time with an elderly loved one can engender feelings of dread and boredom or fun and laughter. Most caregivers fall somewhere in the middle. They go to visit, put in their time and make the best of it.

Daughter fuels mom's passion

If it weren't for years of research into childhood leukemia, Carol de Haas believes her daughter Michelle wouldn't be here today.

Richmond Family Fun Festival put off until later date

The Family Fun Festival at Garry Point Park this weekend will not, in fact, take place on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Smarter than the average word

The inexorable march of B.C. Hydro's smart meters into Richmond has begun. Mine has already been installed, and while I like having a meter that is easier to read than the old one (though B.C.

The learning never stops

Each of my kids in school has an agenda book in which they've been taught to write their list of homework assignments. It's a system to keep them organized -- and for parents to check up on them.