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Richmond renames street after B.C.'s first Indigenous lieutenant-governor
The City of Richmond is one of at least three municipalities in B.C. to abandon the Trutch name in a move toward reconciliation. Joseph Trutch, the province's first lieutenant-governor, was known for his hostility toward Indigenous peoples.
Asian Canadians dismayed by lack of hate crime charge in assault on elderly man
A B.C. provincial court judge gave Jamie Bezanson a year's probation and a $100 penalty for his assault on an elderly Asian man at a convenience store in East Vancouver in March 2020. Crown prosecutors did not charge him with a hate crime.
Affordable housing hard to find in Richmond, B.C., as residents watch condo construction boom
According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, no new rental housing was built in Richmond, B.C., from July 2018 to July 2021, but the city disputes this data.
Richmond community celebrates legacy of Steveston Martial Arts Centre as 50th anniversary approaches
Home to the Steveston kendo, judo and karate clubs, the centre — located among the Japanese Gardens in Steveston Park — has served as a hub for the long history of Japanese martial arts in Richmond.
Richmond Night Market reopens after 16-month closure due to COVID-19
The iconic Richmond Night Market is open for the 2021 summer season with new health and safety measures after closing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccinations in Richmond lagged due to disinformation, doctors say
Richmond has seen some of the lowest vaccine uptake in Metro Vancouver, in part due to misinformation and concerns over vaccine efficacy, local health experts say.
How local Asian-Canadian artists are working for representation
Asian faces, voices and stories have been getting more and more exposure in popular culture in recent years, yet many Asian creatives working in British Columbia feel diversity is still treated as a surface-level issue in their respective industries.
Wedding diverted, but not interrupted for B.C. couple in wildfire country
Wildfires and evacuations in B.C.'s Interior threatened to derail the wedding a couple had planned for two years