For the Record: Government Decision on Richmond’s Jet Fuel Facility

1. NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE DECISION Section 17(3) of the Act sets out the parameters for our decision. We: were required to consider Environmental Assessment Office’s (EAO’s) Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project Assessment Report (Assessment Report) and accompanying Recommendations of the Executive Director; and considered any other matters we thought relevant to the public…

Imagine British Columbia a Nuclear Waste Zone.

                            It’s almost as though every time the Fukushima-Daiichi reactor makes the news it becomes more and more terrifying. Now TEPCO, the Japanese energy company responsible for the meltdowns, has been called a liar by renowned environmentalist David Suzuki. Suzuki also warned of a…

Extravagant City Budget Ignores Child Poverty Problem

The City of Richmond, which holds the distinction of the municipality with the second highest child poverty rate in the province, released its 2014 capital budget which came in at $186 million, well above its usual on account of some grandiose projects. However just under 0.5 per cent of that has been earmarked for its…

Local Food Movement Seeking Inroads with Chinese Community

Richmond News feature – Last month a leaked document from the office of Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm showed proposals to change the Agricultural Land Commission’s legislative mandate to fall more in line with the province’s priorities for economic development. Among some of the recommendations was to have “community growth applications decided by local governments.” Following…