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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel speaks as donuts fall onto the audience at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Cameras never find an empty seat at the Academy Awards, with a troop of seat-fillers at the ready to occupy any chair vacated by a bathroom- or bar-bound guest.

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California couple charged with torture of kids due in court FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are scheduled to appear Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. Feb-23-2018
B.C. family says care home switched their mom's cat with robotic version Snoop the cat is shown in this recent handout photo. Feb-22-2018
Boy fascinated with garbage trucks gets one of his own from sanitation crew Dave Nickerson, left, and his partner, Rudy, speaks with Hiro Getson, 3, in this handout image provide by his mom Krystle Getson. Feb-22-2018
Sockeyes look to advance tonight Richmond Sockeyes can advance to the conference final with a win Thursday at Minoru Arenas. Feb-22-2018
McMath secures berth in B.C.’s McMath Wildcats have made it to the show, qualifying for the provincial AAA senior boys’ basketball championships March 7 to 10 at Langley Event Centre. Feb-22-2018
Walmart partnering with online grocery service to bring home delivery to Vancouver Signage at a Laval, Que., Walmart store is seen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Feb-21-2018
Chinese New Year celebration at Thompson Elementary School The Chinese dragon elicited laughter, joy and the rapt attention of children who already been sitting listening to presentations for over half an hour. The dragon and its finesse were the stars of the show. Feb-21-2018
CAS to hear doping case against Krushelnitsky on Thursday FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Norway's Kristin Skaslien, left, throws the stone as teammate Magnus Nedregotten looks on during the mixed doubles bronze medal curling match against Russian athletes Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitsky at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Feb-21-2018
B.C. unveils 'bold' housing, child care plans, hikes employer, real estate taxes Attorney General David Eby looks on as Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget speech from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Feb-20-2018
Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, as she visits London Fashion Week's BFC Show Space in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Feb-20-2018
Toddler breaks leg after boot sucked into escalator at Vancouver airport Two-year-old Julian Diaczok is treated after being injured in an escalator accident at the Vancouver International Airport. Feb-20-2018
Farmers say restrictions have gone far enough Humraj Kallu spoke on behalf of the Richmond Farmland Owners Association at a Friday press conference. Feb-20-2018
Captains stepping up in series Richmond Sockeyes captain Tyler Andrews has points in each of the first three playoff games against North Vancouver Wolf Pack. Richmond leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. Feb-20-2018
Feds favour screening over lower criminal blood alcohol limit for drivers Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould listens to a question as she speaks to reporters following Question Period in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Feb-20-2018
George and Amal Clooney donate $500k to march against guns FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the premiere of "Suburbicon" in Los Angeles. Feb-20-2018
Elegant simplicity at Gateway Ania Soul's voice and guitar wafts through the play while Kawa Ada and Mayko Nguyen shine in Salt-Water Moon under Ravi Jain's direction. Feb-19-2018
Unlimited Reading Mary Wilson, who spear-headed Richmond’s Black History Month, treasures books at the Richmond Public Library, all the books. Feb-19-2018
School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act Pall bearers carry the casket of Scott Beigel after his funeral in Boca Raton, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Feb-19-2018
Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, a rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains while searching for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday, in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Feb-19-2018
Landslide Lake offers breath-taking views on Vancouver Island hike Hikers cool off in the icy waters of British Columbia's Berg Lake in this September 2017 photo. Feb-19-2018
Canadian families finding small living creates closeness, creative kids Adrian Crook sits with his kids from left to right, Harlow, 7, Tristan, 5, Shepherd, 9, Oliver, 11, and Indiana, 10, while posing for a photo at the condo where they live in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday February 5, 2018. Feb-19-2018
Music industry struggles to shake ugly legacy of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway. Feb-19-2018
Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Russian athletes Anastasia Bryzgalova, left, and Alexander Krushelnitsky smile as they win bronze medal during the venue ceremony for the mixed doubles curling match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Feb-19-2018
Burnaby seeks appeal over tree cutting permits involving Trans Mountain pipeline Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project's Westeridge loading dock, at centre with green tanks, is seen in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Feb-16-2018
Fishers collectively cast financial nets for 77 years The developer of the former Steveston Branch site saved and reinstalled Leonard Epp’s distinctive panels. Feb-16-2018
City of Richmond grants awarded Two of the 64 organizations receiving a community grant from the city of Richmond are housed in the new Storeys Building: Richmond Addiction Services, and Pathways Clubhouse, represented by Barbara Fee and Mike Tibbles in this July, 2017 photo. Feb-16-2018
Victoria dog survives unexpected underwater confrontation with river otters A river otter at the Sedgwick County Zoo is covered in snow after playing with a snowman created on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Wichita, Kan. Feb-16-2018
FBI received tip on Florida suspect but did not investigate Students gather during a vigil at Pine Trails Park for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Feb-16-2018
McRoberts students take part in Women's March Students from Hugh McRoberts Secondary participated in the Jan. 20 Women's March in Vancouver. Feb-16-2018
Growth provides Richmond prosperous path The Canada Line has sparked robust growth in Downtown Richmond. Feb-15-2018
Chinese New Year Friday Joey Kwan, marketing director at Aberdeen Centre, invites locals to celebrate Year of the Dog. Feb-15-2018
London high-rise fire activists hold '3 Billboards' protest The Community-led organization, Justice4Grenfell, parades three billboards backdropped by St. Paul's Cathedral as they move around London, Thursday Feb. 14, 2018, calling for justice for the victims of the June 14, 2017, deadly apartment fire. Feb-15-2018
Speedskater Bloemen wins 10,000-metre gold in Olympic-record time on huge day for Canada Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen celebrates after crossing the finish line in the 10,000-metre speed skating event at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Feb-15-2018
Doctors should think twice before prescribing medical marijuana: guideline Medical marijuana is shown with its packaging label in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017. Feb-15-2018
School shooting suspect belonged to white nationalist group This photo provided by the Broward County Jail shows Nikolas Cruz. Feb-15-2018
Sockeyes look to quiet Wolf Pack Richmond captain Tyler Andrews had a goal and an assist in the Sockeyes 8-4 win over Abbotsford Pilots Feb. 8 at Minoru Arenas. The Sockeyes begin their playoff quest Feb. 15 with a home game against North Vancouver Wolf Pack at 7 p.m. Feb-15-2018
Richmond First calls for new acute care tower Supported by Richmond First members and community leaders Elsa Wong and Peter Liu, city councillors Bill McNulty, Linda McPhail and Derek Dang are calling for a new acute care tower at Richmond Hospital. Feb-14-2018
B.C. man digs out moose trapped upside down in roadside snowbank A moose that was buried upside down in a pile of snow last week near Vanderhoof, B.C. and rescued by logging truck driver Wayne Rowley, is shown in a handout photo. Feb-14-2018
South Asian Fashion Week to bridge cultures Pindie Dhaliwal says of South Asian Fashion Week, "This three-day fashion affair is a beautiful homage to the beauty of South Asian design." Feb-14-2018
Researchers make rare sighting of a sperm whale near Alert Bay, B.C. A sperm whale is seen along the Johnstone Strait northeast of Vancouver Island in this undated handout photo. Feb-14-2018
Kojima powers McMath to Richmond title Grade 12 McMath guard Jordin Kojima was a force on the floor Thursday, scoring 41 points in the Wildcats to their first high school senior boys' basketball championship since 2005. Feb-14-2018
Bruce McArthur makes brief court appearance, case put over to Feb. 28 Bruce McArthur, of Toronto, is shown in this Facebook image. Feb-14-2018
NewsAlert: Junos cancel Hedley performance in wake of sexual misconduct claims Hedley performs during the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Feb-14-2018
A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dog Handler Bill McFadden reacts as Flynn, a bichon frise, is named Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Feb-14-2018
Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year People buy flowers at a New Year market in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Feb-14-2018
B.C. government throne speech puts focus on housing, child care, affordability Premier John Horgan and Deputy Premier Carole James look on before the speech from the throne in the legislative assembly in Victoria on Sept. 8, 2017. Feb-13-2018
Ruined a good choice for Black History Month or anytime Two of the young women with powerful histories, played by Makambe K. Simamba and Shayna Jones, pay for their safety at Mama Nadi’s with their dignity. Feb-10-2018
Cancer-stricken eight-year-old needs community's help Whiteside Elementary's Karalyn Giron-Plante, 8, (joined by her mom, sister and brother) is in the fight for her life after a cancerous tumour was removed from her brain last month. Feb-09-2018
Thrillers highlight high school hoop playoffs McMath forward Ioan Popov battles Steveston-London’s Johnny Fang during first-round play Tuesday at the Richmond Secondary Schools Senior Boys Basketball Championships. McMath won 80-70. The Richmond final will be played Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Richmond High. The girls’ final is tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at McMath, with the host Wildcats facing Hugh Boyd Trojans. Feb-07-2018
Input sought on new Steveston Community Centre The City of Richmond is welcoming public opinion on a new Steveston Community Centre. Feb-05-2018
Teamwork puts Icebreaker on solid ground Richmond Kajaks alumni Ryan Hayden (left) with Icebreaker race director Jared Hulme. Feb-05-2018
Wildcats embody culture of excellence The McMath Wildcats faced Whistler in senior girls basketball action at McMath Secondary School. Feb-03-2018
Creativity + fun = Arts Festival Children's Arts Festival in Richmond on Family Day, Feb. 12. Feb-03-2018
Embracing diversity, embracing love Kawa Ada and Mayko Nguyen star in Gateway Theatre’s production of David French’s Newfoundland love story Salt-Water Moon Feb. 15 to 24. Feb-02-2018
Blast hits porch of dilapidated house This home on No. 1 Road was struck by a bomb Tuesday night. There were no injuries. Feb-01-2018
Easy ways to avoid food-borne illness Dr. Brent Skura Feb-01-2018
Black History Month and a reluctant local hero Mary Wilson saw a need to educate Richmond residents about the significant contributions made by Black Canadians. Feb-01-2018
Stunning banners showcase Richmond and talent of local artists Richmond Artists proudly display their winning banner designs, destined for display throughout our city for the next year. Jan-31-2018
Neil Squire Society offers new life Munesh Raman demonstrates Neil Squire Society's affordable, hands-free, sip-and-puff controller LipSync for electronic devices and computers. Jan-31-2018
Knights usher return of pro basketball Vancouver Knights guard Jamal Mullings defends against Yakima’s Jackson Trapp during the Knights’ home debut. Jan-31-2018
Local producer's film gets Sundance Festival love Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in The Kindergarten Teacher. Jan-30-2018
Diamond maker has eye for design Richmond's Ho Ching (Wendy) Chan's talent for design landed her a spot in a recent nationally-televised jewelry challenge. She is also helping to host the Canada 150 Art Jewelry Show at the family's store, Ming's Diamond, at Lansdowne Centre promoting contemporary art jewelry. Jan-30-2018
One stop shopping for complex health needs A reporter from the Ming Pao talks to COO Jennifer MacKenzie and Jane Sun, Richmond’s director of Strategic Deployment and Clinical Optimization, about the new facility and its purpose. Jan-30-2018
Sockeyes alumni give back $236,000 in scholarships Each Richmond Sockeye player is expected to sell at least 10 tickets to the annual alumni game to help support scholarships issued to graduating players each year. The current Pacific Junior Hockey League Sockeyes edged the alumni team 6-5 in overtime in the 2018 game Saturday at Minoru Arenas. Jan-24-2018
YVR lifts off with passenger record With 24 million passengers travelling through Vancouver International Airport in 2017, YVR was only a million passengers shy of its goal of 25 million by 2020. Jan-23-2018
Lansdowne unveils concept plans of massive redevelopment Concept drawings of proposed Lansdowne Centre redevelopment proposal. Jan-18-2018
Pitching ace finds success through preparation Hanna Finkelstein’s participation in the Richmond Olympic Oval’s high-performance training program helped earn her a full-ride softball scholarship. Jan-18-2018
Help for hush-hush problem Richmond Hospital’s nurse continence advisor Corey Knott, holding a pessary that can help women with prolapse and incontinence. Jan-18-2018
When flu strikes, double whammies follow Sherilyn Sweeney, a professor in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s nursing program, offers suggestions for those with the flu and for those whose flu seems to return. Jan-17-2018
Fitness need not cost a lot Sharon Taylor at South Arm Community Centre. Jan-17-2018
Sockeyes stand out among all-stars Richmond Sockeyes scored seven goals in the Tom Shaw Conference's 14-3 win over the Harold Britain Conference in the PJHL all-star game Monday at Langley. Jan-17-2018
Ease into fitness the SMART way Sharon Taylor shows off new fitness equipment at South Arm Community Centre. Jan-17-2018
Ravens hockey family supports aspiring player with leukemia Richmond's Morgan May, 4, is fighting leukemia. Jan-12-2018
Precious family ring lost by sister of former Richmond Mayor Gil Blair Richmond's Geraldine Wray, sister of former Richmond Mayor Gil Blair, lost a precious family ring at Seafair shopping centre last week. She's pictured with her three children Merrilee, Jacqueline and Michael. Jan-12-2018
Summer Night Market pulls up stakes Signs point to Summer Night Market not returning in 2018. Jan-10-2018
Imagination, creativity and fun go into Children’s Art Festival Performances, interactive creativity classes and more are part of the 10th annual Children’s Arts Festival in Richmond on Family Day, Feb. 12. The event is presented by Lansdowne Centre. Jan-10-2018
Richmond golf pros among BC’s top 100 Richmond Country Club golf pro Graham Ogden tied for 25th place in the list of PGA of BC’s top 100 golf professions of 2017. Jan-10-2018
Local writer wins literary award Richmond writer Anneliese Schultz has won a 2017 Cedric Literary Award for her fiction piece entitled Bread. Jan-09-2018
Plans afoot for Steveston Icebreaker Participants head out onto the scenic Steveston 8k course during last year’s Icebreaker race. The 2018 event on Jan. 21 promises to be better than ever. Jan-08-2018
Schools get into Christmas spirit Students at HJ Cambie Secondary launched their Sock Wars fundraising by wearing their most colourful seasonal and unique socks to school. Jan-05-2018
Schools share holiday cheer McRoberts Secondary's Grad Legacy campaign collected more than 5,000 items and created more than 200 care packages. Jan-05-2018
Candy Dish owner makes fairy tales come true Inspired by the ABC-TV series Once Upon A Time filming in Steveston, Candy Dish owner Shirley Hartwell set out to help make sure fairy tales really can come true. To date, she’s collected $6,000 in donations from her self-guided walking tour brochure to help those less fortunate. Jan-05-2018
Reducing poverty and boosting respect, with a job Project leader Kelly Mack (centered) accepts the 2017 Employer of the Year award from Jobs West on behalf of the City of Richmond. Jan-04-2018
Hockey Devils host breakfast with Santa Dressing up as Santa, Richmond Devils’ coach Tony Cheema is surrounded by uniformed players Byrnley Ross, Natalie Korenic and Kaarina Swinburnson who donned elf costumes for the annual Santa Breakfast Dec. 9 at Richmond Family Place and Hydi Sham and Ruth Taverner of Family Place. Jan-04-2018
Richmond bands together to feed our hungry Stephanie and Keith, two of the hundreds of people helping to keep the Richmond Food Bank up and running. Jan-04-2018
Winter Classic showcases PJHL hockey talent Richmond Sockeyes return to the players’ bench after scoring yet another goal. The team has won 11 games in a row as it prepares to face Grandview Steelers Friday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas as part of the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s annual Winter Classic through Sunday, Jan. 7. Jan-03-2018
Family embraces Richmond Christmas Fund, sponsors single mother and four children The Goto family sponsored a single mother and her four children through the Richmond Christmas Fund. Jan-03-2018
Hungary hoists Richmond hockey crown Mark Schlekmann (18) scored the OT winner as Hungary U16 blanked Moose Jaw Generals 1-0 to win the 2017 Richmond international Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament Midget Major Division title Sunday at Minoru Arenas. Jan-03-2018
City invites public input on back alley plans The city is considering changing the look of some laneways in Steveston. Dec-29-2017
Townline donates $46,485 to city housing fund Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie (centre) accepts a donation of $46,485 to the City of Richmond’s Affordable Housing Reserve Fund from Townline Homes vice-president Chris Colbeck (left) and president Rick Ilich (right). Dec-20-2017
When the weather outside is frightful A fleet of snow removal equipment works to dispatch the snow so that planes can be dispatched to their holiday destinations. Dec-20-2017
Richmond abuzz with winter break activities Richmond is serving up more than 20 winter break activities this holiday season, including a free 15-minute tour of a Britannia shipyards building. Check out the details at Dec-20-2017
Richmond ready for winter weather Keeping the primary routes accessible is part Richmond’s comprehensive snow response plan. Dec-19-2017
Firefighters tree chipping Jan. 6 and 7 The Richmond Firefighters’ Association’s annual Christmas tree chipping event is scheduled for Jan. 6 and 7 at Garry Point Park. Dec-18-2017
KPU prof shares baking recipe KPU Physicist James Hoyland bakes up a storm on CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Dec-15-2017
Natural-Hy: Life changing voyages in a ferro-cement boat Natural-Hy by Trevor Stickler chronicles the decades he spent with his beloved 12 metre sailboat, Natural-Hy. Dec-15-2017
Community centre seeks board members Thompson Community Centre development co-ordinator Sharlene Singh encourages people to volunteer for board and committee positions. Dec-14-2017
Staff from software giant Sage love to give back Workers from software giant Sage at the Richmond Sharing Farm. Dec-14-2017
North Richmond condo a grand prize in Millionaire Lottery A nearly 1,200-square-foot three bedroom condo is a grand prize in Millionaire Lottery. Dec-14-2017
Lace up your skates Buddies of all ages enjoy the magic of Winter Wonderland. Dec-14-2017
When good help is hard to find Even with a sign posted, just mailing in a résumé isn’t likely to net a job. Dec-14-2017
Many stand-outs in Gateway’s A Christmas Carol Russell Roberts and Allan Morgan, here as Scrooge and Marley, give stellar performances in Gateway Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. Dec-13-2017
Schools show heart Richmond students visit Downtown Eastside. Dec-13-2017
Kajaks cross-country champions Fred Pawluk and Avril Douglas helped pace the Richmond Kajaks to the Lower Mainland cross-country championship. Dec-13-2017
Could Richmond become commercial marijuana capital? This 21-acre property, at 6980 No. 9 Road, is owned by a numbered company that lists Avtar Dhillon and his wife Diljit Bains as directors. Dhillon is executive chairman of Emerald Health Therapeutics. Dec-13-2017
Tips to make holiday travel easier YVR provides some holiday travels tips to reduce holiday travel stress. Dec-12-2017
A mission of understanding President and co-founder of Ignite the Warmth, Richmond’s Precilia Kong (middle)—with treasurer Ricky Guan (left) and human resources manager Melissa Mah (right)—is looking forward to distributing blankets to those less fortunate this Christmas season. Dec-12-2017
Hungarian hockey team needs billets Hungary’s U16 national hockey team made quite an impression at last year’s annual Richmond International Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament. They’re back again this year, but in need of billet families. Dec-12-2017
Green signs in Maritimes Richmond’s Hannah Green will play hockey next season in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Dec-12-2017
RCMP busts fancy booze can, second in a month Richmond RCMP busted a booze can in north Richmond last weekend. Dec-07-2017
Vij family gives generously to Richmond Hospital A donation by longtime Richmond couple Manmohan and Kusum Vij has been used to purchase a portable digital x-ray machine at Richmond Hospital. Dec-06-2017
Winners of five in a row, Sockeyes hosting Delta Thursday Defenceman Matt Brown picked up an assist in the Sockeyes’ 4-1 win over Ridge Meadows last week; their fifth victory in a row. Richmond will host rival Delta on Teddy Bear Toss Night this Thursday at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the 50/50 draw will go to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Dec-04-2017
Liberal party lost election because it stopped listening: Dianne Watts Dianne Watts was in Richmond on Monday, drumming up support for her bid to lead the B.C. Liberal party. Dec-01-2017
Kajaks recognize excellence in athletes Camryn Rogers stood out in the throws circle in 2017, earning the Kajaks’ Cyrus McLean Award which recognizes the most outstanding performance by a club member. Dec-01-2017
McNair grad sets Guinness badminton record Jackson Zi Yi Yang juggled four shuttlecocks for more than four minutes. Dec-01-2017
RCMP inspector returns to his roots again Inspector Keith Bramhill has returned to his early days of policing in Richmond. Dec-01-2017
First Nations Veterans Honoured Aboriginal Veterans Day, Nov 8, highlights and honours the contributions to the Canadian forces made by First Nations peoples. Nov-30-2017
A Christmas Carol comes to Gateway Russell Roberts is Scrooge in Gateway Theatre’s A Christmas Carol from Dec. 7 to 24. Nov-30-2017
Is MeToo start of true social change? Sentinel reporter Lorraine Graves shares her very personal story. Nov-29-2017
Aberdeen Centre photo exhibit tells Chinese journey through Vancouver’s history Richmond MP Alice Wong at opening of new photo exhibit at Aberdeen Centre. Nov-29-2017
RYBL: Hooked on hoops Tim Carkner (left), Chris Kennedy (centre) and Jessy Dhillon (right) are three of many volunteers dedicated to fostering a love for hoops through the Richmond Youth Basketball League. Nov-29-2017
McRoberts senior boys soccer season a success McRoberts Strikers midfielder Braeden Vajda tries to manoeuvre around a Trojan during the Vancouver and District final at Hugh Boyd. Nov-28-2017
Sports Wall of Fame inductees epitomize class Coaching inductee Glenn Kishi (second left) had lots of support from family and friends at the induction ceremony. Nov-28-2017
McMath nets best field hockey finish McMath captain Dakota Chan (left) and associate captain Aish Sander proudly hoist the fifth-place trophy following the Wildcats’ 3-2 victory on penalty strokes at the B.C. high school girls’ AAA field hockey championships Friday at Minoru Park. Nov-22-2017
Richmond shows it cares through its giving The annual Christmas Fund Drive-Thru Event is Nov. 24 at River Rock Casino Resort. Nov-22-2017
Hori following his heart in Disney on Ice show Richmond’s Kurtis Hori, a former member of the Connaught Skating Club, is performing this week in Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart. Nov-22-2017
Child-grabbing suspect sought: RCMP Richmond RCMP are looking to speak to this suspect, following an incident at James Whiteside Elementary School last Wednesday. Nov-21-2017
Panthers hearts full after feeding hungry Panther cheerleaders fill their hearts by helping to feed the hungry in downtown Vancouver. Nov-21-2017
Winter Wonderland returning Nov. 25 A gallery of beautifully-decorated Christmas trees are featured at Richmond City Hall as part of the Winter Wonderland display. Nov-20-2017
RCMP investigate suspicious elementary school incident James Whiteside Elementary School is located on Williams Road, between No. 4 Road and Garden City. Nov-16-2017
Sockeyes earn statement win at Delta Devon Vorster and his Richmond Sockeyes teammates celebrated a 3-0 victory over the Delta Ice Hawks Tuesday in Ladner. The Sockeyes host Port Moody Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas. Nov-15-2017
Kajaks masters at cross-country championships While Richmond Kajak George Agnew (left) finished second in the men’s 75-79 age group, longtime training partner Fred Pawluk sprinted to top spot in the 70-74 age group at the recent B.C. Cross-Country Championships in Abbotsford. Nov-15-2017
Waiting in style The new SkyTeam lounge at Vancouver International Airport offers an oasis of calm and pampering to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers travelling on partner airlines. Nov-15-2017
Gateway’s Sink or Swim hopes to sink into our hearts Beverly Elliott’s Cabaret-style play, Sink or Swim, runs Nov. 16 to 25 at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre. Nov-14-2017
Two Diamonds to shine at Lansdowne free concert Charlotte Diamond offers her free seasonal concert at Lansdowne Centre Shopping Mall this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. Nov-14-2017
Make wishes come true with Richmond Christmas Fund The annual Christmas Fund Drive-Thru Event is Nov. 24 at River Rock Casino Resort. Nov-14-2017
Have your say on West Cambie Park West Cambie Park is located within the Alexandra neighbourhood and will become a space for local residents to play, meet their neighbours, and enjoy nature. Nov-14-2017
McRoberts wins Vancouver and District senior boys soccer title McRoberts goalie Daniel Judkowicz makes a save during penalty kicks to propel the Strikers to the Vancouver & District championship. Nov-10-2017
Cactus Club opens at Richmond Centre Cactus Club donated $5,000 to the Richmond Food Bank Society on Tuesday. Nov-10-2017
Hidden heroes come from all cultures Many Canadians have offered their service to their country in war and peacetime. Not all returned to a land that honoured their contributions or human rights. Nov-10-2017
Bubble tea house honours veterans TTOB is welcoming all veterans, current military personnel, offering them a free pearl milk tea through Nov. 11. Nov-10-2017
First Nations Veterans Honoured Nov. 8 Aboriginal veterans and serving members were honoured at the thirteenth annual National Aboriginal Veterans Day ceremonies in Vancouver. Nov-10-2017
ANAF, Legion serve vital roles Matthew McBride, Legion Poppy Campaign manager and Remembrance Day organizer. Nov-10-2017
Songs of remembrance and hope Garth Edwards is chair of Chor Leoni’s men’s choir. Nov-09-2017
Sports Wall of Fame inductees epitomize class Olympic silver medal rower Darcy Marquardt is among the nine outstanding athletes, builders, coaches and officials who will be permanently inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame Saturday, Nov. 18 at Richmond City Hall. Nov-09-2017
Cenotaph dates back to 1922 The cenotaph outside Richmond City Hall is made of granite. Nov-09-2017
Centenarian remembers the war years Richmond’s Iris Downing, 102, remembers the war years. Nov-09-2017
Students take lead for Remembrance Day Teacher Susan Garrett (back centre) has written a musical piece to be performed at the school’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 by flutist Jocelyn Ly (front), 10; and choir made up of Colin Lim (middle), 10, Nihali Mann, 9, and Evan Markel (far left), 10. Nov-09-2017
Masumi Mitsui: decorated veteran David Mitsui remembers his grandfather and former Richmond resident Masumi Mitsui who fought for Canada in the First World War. Nov-08-2017
Wear a poppy, lest we forget Coun. Bill McNulty is joined by Jim Lamond and Peter Liu to sell poppies outside the liquor store at Ironwood Mall. Nov-08-2017
Soldiering on at home Betty Lefroy remembers life at home in Canada when so many young men she knew went to war. Nov-08-2017
Second-place showdown Thursday Seamus Collins and his Richmond Sockeyes’ teammates will be hoping for two points when they host the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas. Nov-07-2017
Diefenbaker auction raises $10,000+ More than $10,000 was raised during a recent online auction to replace the wooden playground at Diefenbaker Elementary School. The fundraising campaign was led by grandmother Luella Cook (right) and her cohort Emi Dyck. Nov-07-2017
Gem of a show Sunday at nature park An example of items that will be on display at the gem and mineral show Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Richmond Nature Park. Nov-07-2017
Local physicist on National TV Bake-Off Show Kwantlen Polytechnic University physicist and Steveston resident James Hoyland at work on CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show. Nov-01-2017
Sockeyes fighting cancer Richmond Sockeyes captain Tyler Andrews leads on and off the ice. Third in Pacific Junior Hockey League scoring with 30 points in 14 games, he is also spearheading his team’s fundraiser to further cancer research. Oct-31-2017
Working towards a home Dad Gamachu Taha and mom Dureti Mohamed look on as their daughter Nanati Taha and son Dursa Taha prepare to sign the footings of their new home. Oct-30-2017
Christmas Fund registration opens Nov. 25 Each year, with support from hundreds of volunteers and donors, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps brighten the holidays for low-income individuals and families. In 2017, those needing assistance can register for the program beginning November 25. More details are available online at Oct-30-2017
Gateway production hits national stage Richmond Gateway Theatre’s culture clash comedy King of the Yees shines at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. Oct-28-2017
Province’s autism lending library finds new home Author Kaye Banez with her family, leading the first StoryTime at the re-opening of the AutismBC Lending Library. Oct-26-2017
Wet night celebrates a dry time The Steveston Tram is a community restoration project in its own warm, cozy building at Steveston Park. The tram offered light rail transit between Steveston and downtown Vancouver until 1958. Oct-26-2017
Donation bin treasures trashed The donation bins outside Richmond Family Place are regularly a mess magnet after donations are picked through by the needy and not-so-needy. Oct-25-2017
Kwantlen St. Market growing rapidly at Minoru Plaza Torin Boyle, a student in the KPU Agricultural BA Program, selling some of the vegetables they grow. Oct-25-2017
The little rover that could So far, Mars rover, Curiosity has left 17 km of tire tracks on the red planet. Oct-25-2017
Panther Cheer a community leader Panther Cheer athletes, families and friends raised over $3,600 last weekend for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada at its annual fundraiser Light the Night. Oct-25-2017
Low keeping the NHL dream alive Brayden Low (wearing the famous Chiefs’ jersey) played last season with the ECHL Rapid City Rush. This season, he’s suited up with the Quad City Mallards, an affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights. Oct-24-2017
Sockeyes hit stride after flurry of deals Richmond Sockeyes’ coach Steve Robinson is encouraged by his team’s more-complete play of late. Oct-24-2017
Arts district in North Richmond sparks to life Rob Fillo, executive director of the Richmond Arts Coalition, says this North Richmond neighbourhood is poised to become city’s new arts district. Oct-24-2017
Provincial government offers free immune boost Pharmacist Mary Wu gives Lina Ooi her flu shot at Pharmasave Richlea Square. Oct-24-2017
Bees put more than honey on our tables Richmond's pollinator pasture (or wildflower meadow) in the Bridgeport Industrial Park, which is accessible from the Bath Slough Trail. Oct-23-2017
Dynamo fencer joins world class Dynamo Fencing Club coach Igor Gantsevich (centre) with athletes Howard Zhao and Seraphim Jarov. 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
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
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
Healthy fun at the pumpkin patch Too many pumpkins to choose from. Oct-12-2017
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
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
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
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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