September 19, 2017

Richmond City Council nixes Chinese only sign ban

Richmond City Council decided not to do anything after being asked to pass a law banning Chinese only signs. Anne Merdinyan  presented council with a petition signed by 1000 people to  support the idea of English or French signage. Merdinyan  says white people in Richmond are the "new minority" and something must be done. "We feel … [Read more...]

Richmond woman hopes to appeal murder case at Supreme Court of Canada

A Richmond woman convicted of murdering the woman she suspected of having an affair with her husband is not giving up her fight to stay out of prison. Jean Ann James is seeking approval for an appeal with Canada’s highest court. In January, the BC Court of Appeal upheld the now-72-year-old's first-degree murder conviction in the 1992 murder … [Read more...]

House fire in Richmond

Fire has damaged a house in Richmond. Fire crews were called to a home on Williams Road near Garden City around 8:30 this morning. They managed to put out the fire within minutes. Battalion chief Greg Dean says no one was hurt. "The call came in as smoke coming from the building.  We were advised on arrival that it's an abandoned … [Read more...]

Debate over Chinese only signs back before Richmond City Council

A Richmond City Councillor says he's open to hearing from two residents who are concerned about the amount of Chinese signage in the city.  Chak Au says council could revist the issue -- as two women, armed with a petition, are set to make a presentation on Monday saying there is too much Chinese-only signage.  "I'm open on this one … [Read more...]

Richmond mayor welcomes delay in YVR jetfuel pipeline assessment

Richmond's mayor says it's good news the B.C. government has suspended its work on a project to pipe jet fuel to YVR. Malcolm Brodie and council have long opposed the plan to transport fuel along the south arm of the Fraser River, which is currently in the environmental assessment stage. "So for the minister of the environment to postpone a … [Read more...]

Worker seriously hurt on Richmond construction site

An accident at a Ricmond construction site has left a worker fighting for his life. Megan Johnston with Worksafe BC explains what she knows of what happened this afternoon at the River Green condo development site on River Road. "Preliminary reports were that glass panels were being unloaded when one slipped and struck the worker and I … [Read more...]

Investigation continues into human remains found in Richmond

The Lower Mainland Integrated Tactical Team is continuing to search the area where human remains were found yesterday in Richmond. RCMP Corporal Sherrdean Turley explains. "The search is being done simply to ensure that nothing is left behind that may assist us with the investigation. At this time it's not known how long the search will take, but I … [Read more...]

Human remains discovered in grassy marsh area in Richmond

The coroner's office has been called in after human remains were found in Richmond. Corporal Sherrdean Turley says the mounties were called in around 10:00 Saturday morning to a grassy marsh area. "The remains are skeletal in nature which leads our investigators to believe they have been there for some time." Turley says the Coast Guard assisted … [Read more...]

Richmond RCMP officer gets suspended sentence

A Richmond RCMP officer --charged with assault causing bodily harm last summer-- won't face any jail time after being found guilty of a lesser charge. Inderpal Bal's conduct was questioned by other officers at the scene of an arrest made in January of last year after which the victim needed hospital care.  A formal charge was laid in July … [Read more...]

Richmond brothers aquitted in gay-bashing attack

Two brothers accused of beating a gay couple in Vancouver have been aquitted. Parminder and Ravinder Bassi  of Richmond have been found not guilty by a provincial court judge who determined the evidence of the victims, David Holtzman and Peter Regier, as well as some witnesses, was unreliable. The accused fought with the victims in June of … [Read more...]