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Unions urge mayors to green light gas-tax hike; Richmond may vote against hike

The unions representing transit workers are urging Metro Vancouver mayors to accept TransLink's proposed funding supplement plan - including a two-cents-a-litre boost in gas taxes - to pay for transit projects such as the 11-kilometre Evergreen Line.

Richmond councillors fight through 'fire' to save 'body'

When they arrived, it was pouring with rain and everyone was feeling a little on edge. After all, no one not one soul in the team had ever done this before.

Another Richmond school trustee enters city council race

Richmond school board trustee Chak Au announced Tuesday morning that hes running for a seat on city council at next months election.

Missing boy found safe and well in Richmond

A 10-year-old boy who sparked an overnight search after he went missing has been found safe and well. Connor McDermitt ran away from his stepfather last night in the vicinity of Williams and Gilbert roads near Steveston-London secondary at 8:30 p.m.

'Mr. Richmond' not ready to hang up his hat just yet

Coun. Harold Steves hints at retirement after being recognized for 41 years of service to the city

Richmond boy genius

When Raphael Cardenas was four years old, he drew a map of the United States with all 50 states and capitals geographically correct. His mother Rachel Cardenas showed off the map with great pride. She insisted her son did it on his own.

Smart meter roll outs in Richmond continue; Vote against Hydro devices won't slow setups

Energy giant B.C. Hydro will continue outfitting its customers with wireless smart meters despite a majority vote by delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities for a moratorium on the mandatory instalment of the devices.

Lake Sakinaw offers a beauty call of nature

It's early morning at Lake Sakinaw and a ghostly mist is rising off the lake's still waters. Cozied up on a soft couch, I'm gazing out at the lake from the comfort of the Lake Sakinaw Lodge, contemplating the day's activities.

Use caution when buying cars on the net

Over the years, the Internet has grown from a relative novelty into something households steadfastly rely on it for nearly every aspect of life.

Small appliance recycling program starts this weekend in Richmond

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