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School districts report surpluses

Several B.C. school districts ended the last school year with budget surpluses, due in part to cheques cut in June by the Education Ministry. Richmond district had a $9.5-million surplus at the end of 2010-11, Abbotsford reported an extra $6.

Cops for Cancer rides into Richmond

If it werent for years of research into childhood leukemia, Carol de Haas believes her daughter Michelle wouldnt be here today.

Granny flats, coach houses will destroy neighbourhoods: Day

The decision to allow granny flats and coach houses to be built in residential Richmond is the beginning of the end for the citys neighbourhoods.

Distracted driver month proclaimed

Mayor Malcolm Brodie takes the wheel, left hand steering. His face squeezed in concentration as he tries to focus on the road ahead while entering numbers given to him by an instructor into a calculator in his right hand -- as if he were texting.

What would you like in your community centre?

The City of Richmond is asking the public to step up and tell it what they'd like to see in their new community centre. Currently in the public consultation phase, the new 33,000 sq. ft.

New RCMP HQ opening to the public

Richmond RCMP moves into its new home next week -- the Richmond Community Safety Building. The building, just south of the No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway intersection, opens its doors to the public on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Brodie returns for more

"The job is not finished yet." That's the pledge of current Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie, after he officially staked his claim for a fourth full term as head of council in the upcoming fall civic election.

Flowers bring smiles to seniors

Audrey Iseli enters Gilmore Gardens retirement home, arms overflowing with bouquets of colourful flowers. Immediately, seniors approach her with smiles on their faces.

Hedge with pipeline, power

Investors looking for opportunities to hedge their bets in volatile markets might consider pipeline and power utility stocks. Although these stocks are not particularly exciting, they offer a number of appealing benefits.

More bike lanes on the way

Two bike lane projects in Richmond city centre look set to be built at a cost of almost $400,000.