Maria Rantanen

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

Larger home in Richmond farmland rejected

A proposal for a 500-square-metre home in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was rejected by Richmond’s planning committee on Wednesday in a 4-1 decision. Only Coun. Alexa Loo was in favour of...

Richmond mall to transform into 'village'

Shape Properties hopes to have shovels in the ground by early 2020 at Richmond Centre to start transforming it into a high-density, transit-oriented neighbourhood with homes, shops and...

Richmond council rejects further push for empty-homes tax

Richmond city council is not pushing for an extra empty-homes tax, but they are going to ask the province to return the tax it collects on vacant homes to municipalities. Coun. Kelly Greene brought...