Richmond News

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...

YVR wants TransLink to extend rapid transit south of the Fraser

The airport authority outlined its key priorities for TransLink’s new 30-year transit strategy

Investors in cancelled Richmond condo project take developer to court

Disgruntled buyers at Alfa development sue for loss of uplift in property value, after Anderson Holdings cancelled presale contracts

Metro Vancouver asks TransLink to float idea of electric river bus for Fraser River

Metro Vancouver regional district is asking TransLink to conduct a feasibility study for an electric river bus on the Fraser River. At Friday’s meeting, the regional district’s board agreed to...

Richmond supermarket might introduce facial-recognition payment method

People who forget their wallet when they go grocery shopping might be able to pay with their face next year. A Chinese grocery store chain is looking to introduce facial-recognition as a method of...

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...

New ‘lower cost’ charter airline operating out of a Metro Vancouver regional airport

Metro Vancouverites now have a new option for flights to destinations in B.C. and Alberta. Air West Charters, which flies out of Delta’s Boundary Bay Airport, began offering chartered flights in...

Two Richmond men defrauded $5m from investors: Securities panel

Two Richmond men have been found to have committed fraud by operating a Ponzi scheme which raised around $5 million from investors. The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) panel found John...

Industrial real estate sales in Richmond set new record at nearly $332 million: report

Richmond industrial real estate sales set new records last year ­– fueled by an extremely high demand – according to the latest report by Avison Young.  With 79 transactions totalling a record...

Richmond-based Chinese real estate company targeted by false posters

An online posting announcing the bankruptcy of a Richmond-based real estate agency is fake news, according to the owner of the company. It has just relocated to Vancouver. Photos showing posters on...