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…

Richmond ‘geese tsunami’ Hits CNN

A video from Richmond dubbed a ‘geese tsunami’ went viral today on YouTube and American television. The video spread across social media, made the Weather Channel and then hit the front page of cnn.com after the morning show aired the video during its ‘Must See Now’ segment. Then the video hit westcoastwood.org. Simply amazing. The…