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  • Aug 19 2019

    Richmond World Festival takes over Minoru Park on Labour Day weekend

    Celebrate cultural diversity, enjoy some tasty food and partake in live entertainment at the same time during the Richmond World Festival coming up on Labour Day weekend in Minoru Park. For its fifth year, organizers are bringing in two big Canadian headliners to play in front of the well attended event that drew 55,000 people … Continued

  • Aug 15 2019

    Home fire prevention tips

    Although wildfire damage in B.C. this year is just a fraction of what they were the last two, we are regardless still in prime fire season and the risk is always present especially during the summer’s warmer months. In today’s blog post we identify some danger areas around the house and what you can do … Continued

  • Aug 09 2019

    Crescent Beach launches new free life jacket rental program

    Planning a visit to Crescent Beach this summer? Make sure to grab a life jacket for use while you’re there, offered in both adult and children’s sizes. The free rental program was launched last week, part of two new water safety initiatives by the City of Surrey and the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society. The … Continued

  • Jul 29 2019

    Provide input on prospective City of Vancouver plastic bag ban

    There’s still a few more days for residents, non-profit organizations, businesses and institutions to participate in the City of Vancouver’s call for public input regarding a potential ban on plastic bags, as well as fees charged on paper and reusable bags. The call-out is hot on the heels of last year’s approval of a Single-Use … Continued

  • Jul 24 2019

    Vancouver Aquarium to stay put for next 35 years

    Thanks to the inking of a new license agreement between the Vancouver Aquarium (officially the Ocean Wise Conservation Association) and the Vancouver Park Board late last month, the site is allowed to stay in Stanley Park for the next 35 years. “The new licence agreement marks the start of an exciting new chapter in Ocean … Continued

  • Jul 16 2019

    Discover Richmond aboard new free tourist shuttle

    Get acquainted  — or reacquainted — with Lulu Island by hopping on board a new free tourist shuttle. A partnership between the municipal government, Tourism Richmond and Richmond Hotel Association, the service is operated by Landsea Tours and is running every weekend now until Sept. 2. “Tourism is an important and growing economic sector for … Continued

  • Jul 12 2019

    Catch Canadian Forces Snowbirds at Boundary Bay Airshow 2019

    Looking to take in some spectacular aerial displays without the drive out to Abbotsford? Then the upcoming Boundary Bay Airshow on July 20 is just the ticket. The annual all-ages event has a few new tricks up its sleeve, namely a highly anticipated debut by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds as well as the Canadian CF-18 … Continued

  • Jun 28 2019

    Dispose of cigarette butts responsibly with free pocket ashtray

    Rather than flicking cigarette butts onto the ground, the City of Vancouver is encouraging residents to “hold on to their butts,” as part of a new initiative within its annual anti-litter public awareness campaign. Starting this month, pocket ashtrays will be distributed for free throughout the rest of the summer at outreach events and then … Continued

  • Jun 24 2019

    Introduction to smart locks

    Nowadays, we have smart speakers, watches and even washing machines. So why not smart locks? Defined as any connected device that supplements or replaces a traditional deadbolt, similar to other examples in this category they can add yet another level of convenience — in this case as well as security — to users’ lives. Picture … Continued

  • Jun 17 2019

    Bring all your recyclables to Burnaby Eco-Centre

    We all know where to put paper, bottles and food scraps for recycling. But what about other items like foam packaging, plastic bags and batteries? That’s where the Burnaby Eco-Centre comes in. Located at 4855 Still Creek Drive, west of Douglas Road, and opened in 2013, it was the first such facility in the region … Continued

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