Maria Rantanen

YVR airport authority issues layoff notices

The Vancouver Airport Authority is issuing layoff notices on Monday (May 11) as it expects to have half the passengers – or less – travelling through its gates over the next three years. YVR is...

911 flooded with COVID-19 calls

Don’t call 911 except for emergencies – this is the message coming from emergency dispatchers as they are flooded with non-urgent calls, especially those related to COVID-19. These calls include...

YVR passenger traffic falls to 3,000 per day from 78,000

Traffic has plummeted at YVR to four per cent of its normal volume

Gas prices drop below a dollar in Richmond

Gas prices in Richmond hit a new low, dipping below the dollar mark on Wednesday evening. Super Save Gas at No. 5 Road and Westminster Highway was selling gas at 99 cents per litre. Diesel was...

2030 Olympic games 'worth exploring:' Richmond mayor

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said while people look back at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with fondness, it was a “mountain of work” and cost a lot of money and he doesn’t know whether the same...

Richmond farmland owners want properties out of ALR

Council has previously refused to allow three properties in east Richmond to be pulled out of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), but the owners are giving it another go. The three exclusion...

Richmond private school proposal on ALR rebuffed

Construction of a private school on 10 acres in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was rejected by Richmond council’s planning committee but will still be debated at council. The proposal was to...

Construction company pulls out of Alfa condo project

Citing financial uncertainty, Scott Construction ended its contract to build the project on Buswell and Anderson in Richmond

Richmond council expresses frustration with pipeline, but votes in favour

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie told an audience member at Monday’s council meeting to put down his phone and listen to council. While it wasn’t necessarily breaking a fourth wall in a theatre...

Richmond council set to give right-of-way to jet fuel pipeline

A slim majority of council supported giving VAFFC access to build a new pipeline at Monday's committee meeting