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Seven-year-old Molly Reid is seen on a British Airways flight on October 10, 2017 in this handout photo.

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B.C. SPCA says noteworthy singing pig tips the scales in search of forever home Lyle, a two-year-old black pig, is shown in this undated handout image. A pig with personality is searching for a forever farm after being seized during a cruelty investigation in British Columbia. Oct-20-2017
Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. Oct-19-2017
Prime Minister Trudeau pays tearful tribute to Gord Downie: "It hurts." Tears roll down Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's face as he speaks about Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie before caucus on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Oct-18-2017
Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book A member of British Library staff poses for a picture at the "Harry Potter - A History of Magic" exhibition at the British Library, in London, Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017. Oct-18-2017
Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect' FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama, right, salutes as an Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., during a casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Oct-18-2017
Beloved Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie dead at 53 after public cancer battle Gord Downie steps on to the stage in Toronto, on Friday October 21, 2016. Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. Oct-18-2017
Dynamo fencer joins world class Dynamo Fencing Club coach Igor Gantsevich (centre) with athletes Howard Zhao and Seraphim Jarov. Oct-17-2017
Ontario bill seeks to ban mandatory high heels as part of uniforms High heels on display in the Pretty Small Shoes store in Bloomsbury, London on March 6, 2017. Oct-17-2017
Researchers call for offshore oil action as Newfoundland seabirds vanish A Leach's Storm-Petrel with a tracking device attached to its leg is shown in a handout photo. Oct-17-2017
Father of slain Quebec officer Thierry LeRoux asking feds for stricter gun rules The father of a slain Quebec police officer wants to see the federal government tighten restrictions on who can have weapons. Thierry LeRoux, seen here in an undated handout photo, was shot to death in February 2016. Oct-17-2017
Symbol of hope newest city artwork Fraser Giant is now on permanent display in Richmond City Hall’s south garden. Oct-17-2017
Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing Critically wounded people wait to be moved into a waiting Turkish plane to be airlifted by air ambulance for treatment in Turkey, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Oct, 16, 2017. Oct-16-2017
Steveston residents focused on fitness There are many fitness offerings at Steveston Community Centre and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Oct-16-2017
A Little Night Music a big hit In A Little Night Music, Warren Kimmel as Fredrik offers a stellar performance in a strong cast at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre. Oct-14-2017
Trudeau tells Mexico's Senate that gender equality is a key to prosperity Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes attends the Mexican Senate where he delivered a speech to the Mexican Senate in Mexico City on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Oct-13-2017
Parents of kid bullies face jail time in western NY city In this June 7, 2017 photo provided Joseph Kissel, William Crago speaks before the North Tonawanda school board in North Tonawanda, N.Y., to focus their attention on the issue of bullying at the middle school. Oct-13-2017
Richmond: A city full of life Minoru track is a beehive of activity particularly on sunny mornings, when people can be seeing walking to stay fit. Oct-13-2017
Magnetic Resonance Imaging aids diagnoses Brian Di Stefano is CT and MRI supervisor at Richmond Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Centre Oct-13-2017
Oval home to range of year-round health and fitness options Christa Norgren (left), personal trainer, and Isana Lei, Oval member. Oct-13-2017
Young workers need to return home safe and uninjured Today, Jack Thomas studies at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts, but life was forever altered by an injury at his summer job in high school. Oct-12-2017
Despite arthritis, funeral director is making it work ARC research coordinator Pamela Rogers, looks on as Steven Colón reviews the Making It Work program on screen. Oct-12-2017
Vancouver's Siwash Rock name disrespectful to First Nations, says park board People stop to take photographs of Siwash Rock along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 25, 2013. Oct-12-2017
Lindhout's mother says accused kidnapper feared 'he was being set up' Amanda Lindhout attends a reception held in her honour by the Alberta Somali-Canadian community in Calgary on Feb. 21, 2010 Oct-12-2017
Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group released FILE - In this June 4, 2014 file photo, mother's Linda Boyle, left and Lyn Coleman hold a photo of their married children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, in Stewartstown, Pa. Oct-12-2017
Healthy fun at the pumpkin patch Too many pumpkins to choose from. Oct-12-2017
Queen Elizabeth II won't lay war memorial wreath this year FILE - A Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II taking part in the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London. Queen Elizabeth II will not personally place a wreath on The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday this year. Oct-11-2017
US astronaut's memoir provides blunt take on year in space FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Scott Kelly sits inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. Oct-11-2017
Body identified after found at Garden City Park Garden City Park at Garden City and Granville. Oct-11-2017
Tenors’ Fraser Walters has deep appreciation for Richmond Hospital The Tenors, Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray and Richmond’s Fraser Walters (pictured) will perform at Richmond Hospital Foundation’s sold-out Starlight Gala fundraiser Oct. 14 at the River Rock Casino Resort. Oct-11-2017
Fire rescue, paramedics team up on Cambie Road Brian MacLeod of Richmond Fire-Rescue inside Fire Hall No. 3 on Cambie Road. Oct-11-2017
Coach no more; New York company wants to be called Tapestry FILE - In this Tuesday, May 31, 2016, file photo, Coach CEO Victor Luis speaks at the opening ceremony for his company's installation as the first tenant at 10 Hudson Yards, in New York Oct-11-2017
Seafair staying ahead of the concussion curve Seafair vice-president Cody Kusch is advancing a concussion management protocol to help keep young hockey players safe. Oct-11-2017
'My dad was everything:' family urges driver of fatal gas-and-dash to surrender Ki Yun Jo, the victim of a gas-and-dash robbery, is shown in an Alberta RCMP handout photo. The Mounties continue to search for the driver of a white cube van that struck and killed the owner of a gas station in Thorsby, Alberta on Friday. Oct-11-2017
Todd Stone joins B.C. Liberal leadership race, which now has eight candidates MLA Todd Stone, fourth left, reacts after seeing the crowd waiting for him as he walks with his wife Chantelle, second left, and his daughters Caitlin, 8, from left to right, Sydney, 11, and Hannah, 13, to announce he will seek the leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Oct-11-2017
Active Mind Sets launch during Library Month Active Mind Sets are debuting in October as part of Canadian Library Month. Oct-06-2017
Sockeyes bolster blueline; net pair of wins Cameron Kovesdi scored a goal in each of the Richmond Sockeyes’ wins this week. Oct-06-2017
McNair grad sets Guinness badminton record McNair grad Jackson Yang set a world record in badminton. Oct-06-2017
'Jeopardy!' champ wins fans with quirky antics, big bets In this undated handout photo provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc., Austin Rogers waves during a taping of "Jeopardy!" in Culver City, Calif. Rogers, a New York City bartender, extended his run of wins to eight on the show that aired Oct. 5, 2017, and boosted his total winnings to more than $300,000. Rogers' on-screen antics are winning him a cult following. Oct-06-2017
Thwarted in Congress, gun-control groups see hope in states From data collected by the Gun Violence Archive Oct-05-2017
Energy East exposed political divide between energy and environment Conservative MP Lisa Raitt rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct.4, 2017. Oct-05-2017
Las Vegas attack leaves costly wake for uninsured Canadian victims Sheldon Mack, right, poses for a photo with the off-duty paramedic Jimmy Grovom from his hospital bed in Las Vegas on Wednesday Oct.5, 2017. Oct-05-2017
Ex-judge admits to giving light sentences for nude photos FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Pulaski County Sheriffs Office shows former Arkansas district judge Joseph Boeckmann. Oct-05-2017
Children's representative calls for youth mental health system in B.C. B.C. Children's Representative Bernard Richard speaks to media from the Grand Pacific Hotel in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 after releasing a report about the suicide of a child named Joshua, a pseudonym used to protect the identity of the teen and his family, for a 17-year old Lower Mainland youth who took his own life while in government care. Oct-04-2017
Shorter residency requirement for would-be Canadians set to take effect Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks to guests at City Hall in Brampton, Ont., on Oct-04-2017
TVA suspends commentator who joked on-air about hunting Quebec separatists Luc Lavoie testifies at the Oliphant Commission in Ottawa, Monday May 4, 2009. Oct-04-2017
Last known body recovered from rubble after Mexico quake A woman pushes a baby carriage past a sign the reads in Spanish Oct-04-2017
Michelle Obama decries lack of diversity in politics FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama presents the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Oct-04-2017
'I wasn't ready to die,' Vegas victim says from hospital bed Natalie Vanderstay answers questions from her hospital bed at University Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas Oct-04-2017
Vancouver resorting to pressure from family, friends to deter distracted drivers A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday October 20, 2014. Oct-03-2017
False news of the Vegas attack spread on Google, Facebook Las Vegas Metro Police and medical workers block off an intersection after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Oct-03-2017
In hurricanes' aftermath, technology eases return to school In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo provided by Kristen McClintock, left, special education teacher McClintock and her student, Emily Foust, 20, who is autistic, work on a laptop at Westside High School in Houston. Oct-03-2017
Women elevated in the arts in Minoru Chapel series opener Scenes from the opera Alma will delight both lovers of high voices and lovers of villains with deeper voices. Oct-02-2017
Thanksgiving a time of reflection Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of the harvest. Oct-02-2017
More than just a saucy option These red bog berries represent a major agricultural product for Richmond and a tasty seasonal treat here and around the world. Sep-29-2017
Sockeyes seek second straight victory tonight Connor Alderson and his Richmond Sockeyes’ teammates celebrated a well-deserved 2-1 win over the Mission City Outlaws Thursday night at Minoru Arenas. Sep-29-2017
Appeal for all ages in Gateway season opener Rose McNeil and Arinea Hermans in musical A Little Night Music. Sep-29-2017
Streamlined access to civic services Fitness centre passes can be stored on a cell phone with the city’s app so that users can just swipe with their phone. Sep-28-2017
Canucks Stecher returns to his roots Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher was one of three former Richmond Minor Hockey players (Kelly Sutherland and Trevor Hanson being the others) honoured by the association recently. Sep-27-2017
Transferable skills fuel success Corben Menta’s path to his current career took skill, creative thinking, and flexibility. Sep-27-2017
Hastings honoured for service on off the water Barry Hastings stands on the search-and-rescue boat named in his honour. Sep-27-2017
Search-and-rescue dinner raises $10K Some $10,000 was raised earlier this month at the fourth annual RCM-SAR Richmond Annual Fundraiser at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Seine Net Loft. Sep-27-2017
Steveston could be destined to become port of call The 73-metre expedition ship National Geographic Quest docked in Steveston last week. Sep-26-2017
Townline Homes doubles up on Diefenbaker fundraiser Grandmother Luella Cook and Emi Dyck, parent advisory committee co-chair at Diefenbaker Elementary, are hoping their online auction will fund a replacement of school’s withered wooden playground. Sep-26-2017
New database reveals fascinating stories of Richmond place names Herbert Steves (son of Manoah and Martha Steves) and a horse-drawn cart carrying his family (circa 1900). Sep-26-2017
Seniors aging positively in Richmond Hing Ho, one of the seniors featured in the Positive Aging campaign. It runs for one week at the Minoru Place Activity Centre starting Sunday, Oct. 1. Sep-26-2017
Tips for parents from a teacher A much-beloved teacher in Richmond for 38 years, Dawna Kishi offers her tips for school parents. Sep-20-2017
Summer reading club wrapped up at Sept. 9 party Over 1,000 children and their families at the Richmond Library’s Summer Reading. Sep-19-2017
Trojans heading to Vernon with something to prove Hugh Boyd Trojans hope their continued hard work in practice will pay off later in the season. Sep-19-2017
Lessons learned on Hugh Boyd gridiron Hugh Boyd Trojans kicked off their 2017 high school football campaign Sept. 8. Sep-18-2017
Richmond Community Foundation Scholarships This year, the Foundation awarded 35 scholarships to Richmond students, together valued at $25,550. Sep-18-2017
Outdoor painting can bring out best An example of the creative work of Tom Taylor will be competing in the Steveston Grand Prix of Art. Sep-18-2017
Flexibility is key in choosing career path Picking a career path can be a stressful experience for high school students. The ability to be flexible is key, educators say. Sep-18-2017
Touching, smelling, and tasting history at museum Abigail, 8, and Miles, 9, are writing where their families come from as an interactive part of Richmond Museum Canada 150 exhibit Our Journeys Here. Sep-15-2017
Feed-U-Cate 38 nourishes body, mind and soul Retired district administrator Glenn Kishi spearheaded launch of program. Sep-14-2017
TWU’s Trespass shows power of forgiveness With skill and compassion, Boz Poon tells his story of forgiveness and hope while Dark Glass Theatre’s associate producer Jessica Garden and TWU’s Christopher Nash look on. Sep-14-2017
Hooked on a line of poetry Wilfred Wilson at last year’s Fisher Poets event at the Cannery Museum. Sep-14-2017
YELL program steers students toward success Richmond High business teacher Kuldeep Gill (second from right) mentoring a group of Richmond High students. Sep-13-2017
Inspiration abounds in Forever Young 8K With race participants looking on, Forever Young 8K co-ordinator John Young (left) and Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap pose for a selfie outside the Richmond Olympic Oval on Sunday. The 8K, hosted by the oval, attracted some 250 walkers and runners aged 55 and over Sep-12-2017
More summer options with more direct flights The new non-stop and more frequent routes announced for travellers from YVR to points in Asia, France, Switzerland, Australia and England. Sep-07-2017
Sockeyes look to soar this season New head coach Steve Robinson is ultimately focused on leading the Richmond Sockeyes to a Cyclone Taylor Cup this season. The local junior hockey club is hosting the provincial championship next April. Sep-01-2017
Your chance to design new banners Imagine your banner here Aug-31-2017
Chinese community welcomes English-speakers Cutline: A young man, forced to change his life’s direction, sees a former professor as he faces his life’s end in “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Aug-30-2017
Emerging technologies explored at Richmond World Festival Multi-media and cutting-edge cultural mash-ups will be centre stage in the Your Kontinent Digital Carnival, part of the Richmond World Festival on Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 in Minoru Park, presented by Coast Capital Savings. Aug-30-2017
Steveston Grand Prix of Art brings artists together Artist Arnie Fisk to compete at Steveston Grand Prix. Aug-30-2017
World Festival highlights Labour Day long weekend Canadian rockers Tokyo Police Club are the headlining entertainment on Saturday night. Aug-29-2017
Cop hit by Audi sedan fleeing distracted driving police stop A Richmond Mountie was struck during an attempted police stop involving the distracted driver of a brown 2005 Audi sedan. Aug-22-2017
Richmond FC donates $5000 to Richmond chapter of KidSport Thanks to generous donations in lieu of a registration fee at this week's Stoke City soccer camp, Richmond FC was able to donate $5,171 to KidSport Richmond so all kids can play. Aug-22-2017
Canada’s golden girl tops field at Pan-Ams Richmond’s Camryn Rogers, 18, won the women’s hammer throw event at the under-20 Pan American Track and Field Championships in Peru. She begins her college career at the University of California-Berkeley later this month. Aug-01-2017
College Prep Chuckers make B.C. final four Cameron Lewis threw a complete-game victory over Kamloops Saturday to lift Richmond City Chuckers into this weekend’s final four B.C. Minor Baseball College Prep championship tournament. Aug-01-2017
Canadian welcome trumps Trump ban Rajiv Jhangiani, University Teaching Fellow KPU, with Sean Michael Morris, Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab, organizer of the international conference. Jul-28-2017
Chuckers to face RiverDogs for final four berth A close call at home plate typified the play in a tight contest between Richmond and Cloverdale in 18U College Prep baseball last Sunday at Latrace Field. Jul-26-2017
Isles and A's play for the love of the game Richmond Islanders entered two teams in last weekend’s provincial senior women’s softball championships. Jul-26-2017
Newly transformed Lang Park officially opens Families and participants from Lang Centre’s drop-in program joined Mayor Malcolm Brodie and city council July 20 for an official ribbon cutting, speeches and free family friendly activities in Lang Park. Jul-25-2017
Smart move by Village Idiots Judy Wolfe, Graeme Burns, Cindy Hirschberg and Shelley Williams rode stationary bikes outside the bicycle store in Steveston to raise funds for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Jul-21-2017
Richmond’s Olympic legacy keeps on giving A panoramic view inside Richmond Olympic Oval Jul-20-2017
Richmond City Baseball hosts Blue Jays’ camp About 150 young baseball players from throughout the province, including several from Richmond City Baseball which hosted the event, participated in the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy T12 B.C. Player Evaluations camp last Friday at Richmond’s Latrace Field. Jul-19-2017
Community In Motion generates $30,000 Eleven Richmond non-profit organizations co-hosted the first Community In Motion fundraiser, organized by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, July 8 at Garry Point Park. Jul-19-2017
South Korean rapper to headline Richmond World Festival Korean hip hop rap star, Verbal Jint will perform at the Richmond World Festival. Jul-18-2017
Irish enjoy a wee bit o' luck at Nations Cup; Italy retains men's Open Division title Ireland outscored England 4-1 to win the women’s title at the Nations Cup soccer tournament. Jul-17-2017
UBC soars to Dolphin Classic title UBC Thunderbirds soared to a 57-51 win over Athelite in the Dolphin Basketball Classic men’s final Sunday at Richmond South Arm Park. TOKO outscored UFV 79-52 in the women’s title game. Jul-17-2017
City walking the walk, with rideshare An example of the hybrid cars to be shared between city workers and Modo members in Richmond's news, increased rideshare program Jul-14-2017
Soccer among labours of love for Shury Organizing three teams for this year’s Nations Cup soccer tournament, on top of an already busy schedule, Kyle Shury says none of what he does would be possible without his wife Megan. Jul-14-2017
Have your say on changes to Steveston Area Plan The past 100 years have seen many changes to the main drags of Steveston. With more to come, this is your chance to voice your concerns and make suggestions. Jul-13-2017
Salmon Festival spawns more than memories The Valenzuela family was among the revellers. Jul-13-2017
New Exhibit, Our Journeys Here, opens at Richmond Museum Coast Salish Elder Roberta Price with cedar boughs at the official opening of Our Journeys Here at the Richmond Museum. Jul-13-2017
Hard work pays off Grade 11 student Rachael Encarnacion working on one of the “Cray-Cycled” packages. Jul-04-2017
From voices to votes: B.C. Student Vote at MacNeill A student exercising her right to vote. Jul-04-2017
Empowered Ravens strive for excellence Students showing powerful behaviour in a collaborative manner. Jul-04-2017
How do you make school a home? Advisory is the answer Faith De Leon works on her portfolio with her Advisory teacher, Catriona Misfeldt. Jul-04-2017
Aboriginal Day celebrations at City Centre Community Centre on Saturday Aboriginal Day main facilitator, Terry Point, Musqueam Nation Cultural educator. Jun-16-2017
Students dozing off in school’s Nap Club The National Sleep Foundation recommends adolescents sleep eight to 10 hours per night Jun-15-2017
Sockeyes a family for all seasons The original 1972 Richmond Sockeyes included current owner, then captain, Doug Paterson. Jun-14-2017
High hopes for hop-on shuttle Gary and Janice Kroeger from Peregian Springs, Australia hop off the shuttle to tour Richmond Olympic Oval. Jun-08-2017
Radocaj makes Canada basketball lineup Canada's under-16 team will play in Argentina next week. Jun-07-2017
Library to host free summer kids programs Popular children's books Jun-06-2017
Interurban rolls on in history Steveston Interurban Tram Restoration Open House May-31-2017
Top seeds lead Richmond athletes into this week’s B.C. High School Track and Field Championships Camryn Rogers is one of 46 McMath athletes who’ve qualified for this week’s, June 1 to 3, B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley. May-30-2017
Richmond honours pioneers at Canada 150 event Mayor Malcolm Brodie addressed a crowd of more than 700 at the city of Richmond’s Pioneer Luncheon Saturday as part of year-long Canada 150 celebrations. May-30-2017
Strikers mine silver on BC rugby pitch Hugh McRoberts Strikers May-30-2017
Richmond City Hall adds to our art collection Artist, John Horton presents painting Arrival of the S.V. Titania to the City of Richmond May-29-2017
Sea lion snatches girl from Steveston dock A young girl was grabbed by a sea lion and pulled into the water in Steveston on Saturday. May-23-2017
Mounties nab suspect after cop's bike dragged for a block The 7000 block of Saba Road where a suspect allegedly drove a stolen vehicle over the bicycle of an RCMP bike patrol member. May-19-2017
Lansdowne Road extension opened New Lansdowne Road extension opened early Friday afternoon. May-19-2017
Time to grab a free ticket for Seniors Week at Gateway Theatre Rick Scott will be performing during Seniors Week. May-19-2017
Kajaks hosting B.C. elementary track and field championships Richmond’s Lawrence Man, 9, has discovered a penchant for the shot put. He entered his first B.C. Elementary Track and Field Championships, hosted by the Kajaks, last year. This year's event is May 26 to 28 at Minoru Park May-17-2017
Not your grannie’s rheumatism Patient Julia Chayko and Arthritis Research Canada’s Dr. John Esdaile. May-09-2017
Hospital tower gets unanimous support from riding candidates A close-up model of the proposed acute care tower (at top right). The existing north tower is shown as demolished in this rendering. May-04-2017
Taking a RISK to kill cancer Dr. Sandra Dunn, founder and CEO of Richmond biotech firm, Phoenix Molecular Design. May-03-2017

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