Richmond News

50 million N95 masks could now be manufactured in Richmond

Richmond entrepreneurs said the goal is to serve all Canadians

Dr. Bonnie Henry doesn't foresee another full shutdown of the school system

B.C.’s top doctor says she doesn’t foresee a situation where the school system would need to close down, as it did in March. “That would mean that we were in dire straits in many other aspects of...

YVR terminates major infrastructure project due to COVID-19

With $525 million already spent, the Vancouver Airport Authority is halting a large-scale infrastructure project due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the aviation industry. The airport announced...

BCTF says federal funding should be spent on physical distancing, smaller class sizes

The $242 million in federal funding earmarked for B.C.’s return to in-class instruction should be used to decrease class sizes and promote physical distancing, according to the B.C. Teachers...

Richmond brewery hosts virtual beer tasting happy hour

A brewing company headquartered in Richmond will host a virtual happy hour to unwind with friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Old Abbey Ales, an Abbotsford brewery with its head office in...

YVR, WestJet team up to offer COVID-19 testing through new pilot program

Vancouver International Airport and WestJet are launching a new pilot program which will make COVID-19 testing available to WestJet passengers on select departing flights out of YVR.  The two...

Vancouver Aquarium to close to the public indefinitely due to pandemic

The operators of the Vancouver Aquarium announced today it was closing the facility to the public indefinitely. Ocean Wise said it will "temporarily pause public programming" at the aquarium...

MP: Federal funding of $242m for B.C. school restart plan 'flexible' in use

The federal government’s contribution of $242 million to the B.C. education system is a “flexible” fund to help schools in their restart plans, according to the MP who made the announcement on...

8 children in B.C. hospitalized with suspected inflammatory disorder linked to COVID-19

B.C. has reported its first suspected cases of a rare inflammatory disorder that's been associated with COVID-19 in some parts of the world. Eight children were diagnosed with suspected Multisystem...

Tilbury LNG plant asks to release more sulphur dioxide

FortisBC is applying to Metro Vancouver to increase its maximum permitted sulphur dioxide emissions eight-fold – from 3.4 tonnes per year to 28 tonnes per year – at its Tilbury liquefied natural gas...