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When the way down isn't the same as way up

From ancient Greek mythology's attempts to conquer the sky to our modern ventures into space, humans can't help but be obsessed with this vast expanse.

Stigma still a main fight when living with HIV

For the first time three years ago, Al decided to publicly share his experiences of living with HIV within his own Richmond community. He was absolutely terrified.

Another scholarship available for young writers

Laura Thomas, organizer of the Junior Authors Writers Conference, has announced that one more scholarship is still available, due to the support of conference sponsors. Applicants have until Monday, Oct. 14 to apply.

Young writers made to feel less alone

"There's never going to be an America's Next Top Writer. What would they show, a back sitting at a computer?" said Laura Thomas, a Vancouver-based communications specialist, fostering the development of young writers.

Pick a banner to beautify city

The City of Richmond is calling on the community to select two street banner designs for next year. The annual street banner contest generated more than 400 entries and now the public can vote until Oct.

Arts Calendar

Until Jan. 26 On the Move: Richmond's Transportation Legacy This exhibit explores, through photographs and artefacts from the Museum's collection and on loan from the community, how changing modes of transportation have shaped this city.

Outwitting urban wildlife

I've been pitting my wits against those of the raccoon lately. For some time I suspected my only advantage was that I knew the etymology of pit and wit and the raccoon didn't.

Artists gear up for marathon

Stay in the moment, stay focused and bring earplugs, if necessary. Taking a page out of a younger artist's book wouldn't hurt.

Thompson challenges creativity

The Thompson Community Centre Art Committee wants people to get creative as registration for its Second Annual Community Art Challenge opens next Monday, Sept. 16.

Teens get community out to enjoy art

If you had been strolling the sunny sidewalks of Steveston on Sunday, Sept. 8, you may have overheard music drifting up from beside the community centre.