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Understand our differences

Understand our differences

The Editor, To its credit, the City of Richmond has a number of advisory committees in order to get feedback on a variety of issues. Richmond Intercultural Advisory (RIAC) is one such committee.
School zone traffic woes could have been avoided

School zone traffic woes could have been avoided

The Editor, A few years ago, many families of French Immersion students expressed their concern and frustration to the Richmond School trustees regarding their decision to deploy a "lottery" system.
My first year as a grandparent

My first year as a grandparent

The Editor, An open letter to all grandparents on Grandparents Day this Sunday. "It's different, you know, when you look after your grandchildren," declared one of my senior friends. "You don't have to worry, just play with them.
Centre riding up for grabs

Centre riding up for grabs

Another day and another MLA decides to jump from the sinking ship that is the B.C. Liberal Party.
English to English translations

English to English translations

It is my great pleasure today to offer a valuable service: translating some of the strange utterances we hear ever day into plain English.
Exposing the cruel truth

Exposing the cruel truth

On Thursday we saw what had been expected for some time: Robert Fawcett, the man accused of cruelly killing more than 50 sled dogs in Whistler in 2010, pleaded guilty in North Vancouver Provincial Court.
Schools in, watch speed

Schools in, watch speed

The Editor, On behalf of the Richmond Board of Education, I am pleased to welcome our students and families to a positive and productive new school year.
Consuming shark fin needs to become as unsexy as smoking

Consuming shark fin needs to become as unsexy as smoking

The Editor, Re: "Fin ban advocates confront restaurateur," News, Aug 24 A $75 dollar bowl of shark fin is not my cup of Earl Grey, but, at one time it was on my bucket list.
Don't forget lives lost to PTS

Don't forget lives lost to PTS

The Editor, As you will recall, on the last Sunday of September we remember the peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty. We can recall the funerals, we remember the pain suffered by the young families, and their names are remembered.
NDP heading back to the future

NDP heading back to the future

Premier Christy Clark is "re-structuring" her cabinet, but a more pressing challenge for her is finding enough credible candidates to carry her party's tarnished banner in the next election. And she's not the only leader facing this daunting task. B.