Editor's column: See you in the New Year, Richmond

Well, we’re getting into holiday mode, so just a quick note to wish you a happy new year.

But before launching into 2019, have a look at the year that was. 2018 saw some massive changes in Richmond — from the introduction of our first temporary modular housing project, to the creation of new bylaws regarding mega homes on ALR land, to an election which saw a seismic shift in orientation.

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And then there was Richmond’s biggest fire ever. It didn’t destroy homes, but burned for days and was yet another reminder of the climate change we see around us.

Another biggy, in our minds, was the passing of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. The policy, which aims to ensure LGBTQ students are not discriminated against, passed, but only after some fiery school board meetings.

So what lays ahead? I can’t say, but I can tell you whatever it is, the Richmond News will be there to cover it. We’ve got a great team, it’s going to be a great year.

On behalf of everyone here, I wish you all the best.

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