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Sam Holmes travelled more than 13,000 kilometres for a wine festival that will celebrate Canadian wines on a scale that has never been seen before. Holmes is the general manager of Yalumba, the oldest...
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His thesis simply doesn't hold up -- and it ignores the valuable contributions being made by non-white commentators.
Canada continues to make important strides toward more equality. But there are storm clouds on the horizon that endanger the continuing pursuit of true equality. What started as a legitimate change to bring about equality and transformation of how we viewed, treated and spoke about each other has now ossified into a rarely breached wall of silence, a silence reinforced by the onset of the West's indifference to its own good, bad or ugly -- but distinct -- societies, their values and norms. Call it white man's burden or guilt, a guilt for the sins of the past now manifesting itself in the white man's fear.
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As Leanne has said "I am a bit of a rule follower." She registered Peanut because the blind dog shows characteristics of a pit bull, and this then subjected her to the bylaw requiring a muzzle in public. But this creates an obvious additional issue for Peanut as she uses her snout and whiskers to help her navigate.
I visited Sun Sui Wah last month during Chinese New Year celebrations. It was one of a handful of Richmond restaurants I dined at. Here are some thoughts on others worth visiting.
More than half of the population in Richmond is of Chinese descent.
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Fred Morin looked out at the gravel driveway and asphalt lane behind Joe Beef and said to me, "This restaurant wouldn't happen in most places. Not in California or New York. That's one of the things I'm most proud of. We try to keep things real and true to who we are."
The hot Metro Vancouver housing market has plenty of empty homes waiting to be redeveloped. Instead of letting them go to waste, one B.C. developer is putting them to good use. A few years ago, when...
Two municipal candidates in Richmond, B.C. are promising to tackle the city's controversial Chinese-language signs. Carol Day and Michael Wolfe, city council candidates with the RITE Richmond party, a...
My frequent use of "Chinese" as an ethnic or cultural descriptor has variously resulted in accusations that I am anti-Chinese, pro-Chinese, anti-Canadian, or even anti-Hongkonger. So why mention when someone is (ahem) Chinese to any extent, ethnically, culturally, or by birth?
RICHMOND, B.C. - Calling all pet detectives, a parakeet has been bird-napped from a pet store in Richmond, B.C.RCMP say a man stuffed Sky, a one-year-old ring-neck parakeet, into a black shopping bag...
Sometimes it's just really hard to park the car. A Facebook page called Richmond Learns To Park shares photos taken around the city of its, erm, questionable park jobs. How do you think Richmond drive...
Ditches. Danny's Screamers. The Stardust. Do these things ring a bell? Then you, dear reader, are from Richmond, B.C. The suburb may not be as remarkable as Vancouver to the north — except to those wh...
Every single day we either lose or waste one third of our food -- that's 1.3-billion tonnes a year. Not only could we have fed people with that food but it's an astonishing waste of energy as well. Just think of all the energy that goes into growing, fertilizing, processing and transporting 1.3-billion tonnes of food a year. Harvest Power has a partial solution.
It's going to be hard to top this one. Alex Chuang wanted to propose to his girlfriend Susie in a big way, so the B.C. man enlisted the help of 80 of their friends. Chuang made a lip dub proposal vide...
Good news, lingerie fans: Victoria's Secret is opening in Richmond. According to an ad on Kijiji, the store is set to open at Richmond Centre mall in Spring 2014 — and is looking for employees. So, if...
Meet Sophie: She's a seven-year-old pure bred American cocker spaniel, and she also may just be B.C.'s most patriotic pup. Geared up for the Olympics in a red toque, red scarf, and red Team Canada mit...
Three men have been charged and a fourth suspect is being sought after a brutal kidnapping attempt in Richmond, B.C. this week. Neighbours called police after they heard a man screaming for help early...
Employees at a Richmond mall got a slithery surprise Monday evening when they discovered a serpent inside a cellphone store. The three-foot-long ball python, now named Wind, was found in the backroom...
A Richmond family and about a dozen dog lovers rallied in front of Richmond city hall Monday to save Axel and Paris, two 7-year-old Rottweilers on death row for biting a man last October. The dogs we...
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When a dancer is on stage, what does she feel? What emotions course through her as she performs, vulnerable and expressive, in front of hundreds of people? It's something that a new short film by dire...
VANCOUVER - A new hovercraft has arrived that was promised by the federal government to assuage anger over the closure of Vancouver's coast guard station.Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced the arr...
RICHMOND, B.C. - A 76-year-old driver is dead and another person was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Richmond, south of Vancouver.The RCMP say the crash happened just before 7 p.m. on Saturday ev...
Everyone loves a good parking fail, so here's one for the books. It took place earlier this month in the Richmond Centre Mall parking lot. On Nov. 9, Twitter user @GeePoon shared this photo of a rathe...
RICHMOND, B.C. - Mounties in Richmond, B.C., have released a video of a man who may be linked to the attempted kidnapping of a five-year-old boy and his father.The footage shows the man with short, da...
The popular Asian-style hot dog company, Japadog was forced to close their newest location after just one day of trading. The company posted the decision to halt operations outside IKEA in Richmond to...
A photo of a kid apparently peeing into a garbage bin in a shopping mall in Richmond, B.C. sparked outrage on Twitter Thursday. The picture shows a woman holding a toddler as he stands on the edge of...
Taxpayers and watchdogs often focus their attention on the top of the government salary spectrum. Government executives are increasingly overpaid, especially at the municipal and regional district level. But it's not just the top end that is out of control. Taxpayers are overpaying for labour throughout the system.
When I took on 365 consecutive days of eating in Richmond and writing about it, I learned things. Many things. First and foremost, I learned far more about Asian food than I could have possibly anticipated. This job gave me a foundation for Asian cuisine that otherwise would have taken me years to establish, and I'm grateful for such a remarkable culinary education. I was exposed to so many new ingredients and dishes, and am now pretty darn capable with a pair of chopsticks.
Importantly, I also learned I have SO MUCH MORE to learn about Asian food.
School trustees and superintendents may bristle at the suggestion that top education staffers don't deserve pay increases. But how can they defend that position when they fail to evaluate their top employees every year?
A little over six months ago, I began a one-of-a-kind job: eating at 365 Richmond, B.C. restaurants in 365 days, and blogging about each and every one.
I currently have 194 restaurants under (and expanding) my belt, and have consumed a number of foods I didn't previously know were edible. Of course, there's still plenty more to eat, see, and learn, but here are my top 10 favourite dishes so far.