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2015 News and Information

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24-Dec-15 Chip-in and recycle your Christmas tree into compost 
23-Dec-15 Richmond City Hall closed for the holidays 
22-Dec-15 Branscombe House to welcome inaugural artist-in-residence 
22-Dec-15 Richmond is hockey central for the holidays 
21-Dec-15 City Centre Community Centre to open on Christmas Day
21-Dec-15 Detailed plans for Minoru Complex to be unveiled in January
17-Dec-15 Richmond announces public consultation plans for police services review 
15-Dec-15 Richmond Council approves permanent Mobile Business Licence
15-Dec-15 2016 City of Richmond budget funds 12 new police officers 
15-Dec-15 Metro Vancouver Board recommends Mayor's Council be responsible for Regional Transportation Policy
- Metro Vancouver Notice 
14-Dec-15 City of Richmond expanding free Wi-Fi in public spaces
09-Dec-15 Give a gift of health and wellness this holiday season  
09-Dec-15 Winter Wonderland at Minoru Arenas  
09-Dec-15 Dog licensing 2016  
09-Dec-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting 
09-Dec-15 Richmond’s Sister and Friendship cities 
08-Dec-15 Richmond surpasses all-time record for building activity 
07-Dec-15 Richmond launches new interactive mapping tools for finding licensed child care programs 
03-Dec-15 Multiple projects may slow traffic in Dinsmore Bridge area  
01-Dec-15 The City of Richmond lights up for the holiday season 
01-Dec-15 As dark and rainy weather continues, Richmond pedestrians and drivers are urged to follow steps to stay safe
26-Nov-15  City of Richmond releases report on police service 
26-Nov-15 Take a stroll through a Winter Wonderland with Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset 
26-Nov-15  Meet an owl or two up close at Richmond’s Nature Park 
26-Nov-15  Richmond poised for early termination of Land Use Contracts for residential properties 
24-Nov-15 The Winter Tram in Steveston offers stories, Santa and more 
24-Nov-15  Richmond Sports Wall of Fame launched with 16 inductees - Nominations for 2016 induction now being accepted 
24-Nov-15  City calls on businesses to join year two of Richmond’s Building Energy Challenge 
18-Nov-15 Create memories, not garbage
- Metro Vancouver Notice
18-Nov-15  Steveston Fire Hall receives international mark of excellence for green building 
18-Nov-15  Registering new dogs in Richmond is easy and convenient with online system 
18-Nov-15  Dog Licensing 2016  
18-Nov-15  Registration starts December 1 
18-Nov-15  Clothes washer rebate program  
18-Nov-15 November Environmental Sustainability Workshops 
16-Nov-15 Richmond’s Writer-in-Residence ends with grand finale
13-Nov-15  Richmond Sports Wall of Fame launched with 16 inductees 
12-Nov-15 Richmond’s garbage cart program moves to biweekly and offers opportunity to reduce fees
10-Nov-15  Richmond City Hall closed for Remembrance Day 
09-Nov-15  Be dazzled at the Gems and Minerals Show this weekend 
05-Nov-15 Richmond stages fun-filled day in light of Diwali
04-Nov-15  TransLink Southwest Area Transport Plan
04-Nov-15 Community safety earthquake preparedness presentation
04-Nov-15  Public art in Richmond
04-Nov-15  Clothes washer rebate program  
04-Nov-15  2016 City grant programs open
04-Nov-15  South Arm annual Christmas craft fair
04-Nov-15  Honour our veterans  
03-Nov-15 Richmond commemorates war heroes with Remembrance Day service and poppies
02-Nov-15 Steveston Christmas Craft Fair
30-Oct-15 Richmond Fire-Rescue urges all residents to participate in The Great Canadian Smoke Alarm test 
26-Oct-15 Richmond Museum exhibit explores the evolution of small businesses building community
22-Oct-15  Celebrate Halloween in Richmond with firework shows and events 
21-Oct-15 4 Halloween fireworks shows, 1 night
21-Oct-15 Canada 150 survey
21-Oct-15 2016 City Grant Programs open
21-Oct-15 Clothes washer rebate
21-Oct-15 Smart Thermostat Pilot Program
21-Oct-15 Community safety earthquake preparedness presentation
20-Oct-15 Get ready for Halloween by visiting with Wild Things at the Richmond Nature Park
14-Oct-15 Richmond begins process to terminate Land Use Contracts
13-Oct-15 Richmond offers ways to save money on two environmentally sustainable choices
09-Oct-15  Viva sponsorship yields immediate impact for youth 
09-Oct-15  Richmond City Hall closed for Thanksgiving holiday 
09-Oct-15  City of Richmond now accepting applications for grant programs from non-profit groups
08-Oct-15 Buy fresh local cranberries this weekend while supporting Richmond Nature Park
08-Oct-15 Shake out, don’t freak out, by participating in earthquake drill
07-Oct-15 Input wanted for Steveston Waterfront Neighbourhood Public Art Plan
07-Oct-15 Richmond seeks community input on Canada 150 celebration
07-Oct-15 Smart Thermostat Pilot Program
07-Oct-15 2016 City Grant Programs open
07-Oct-15 Fire Prevention Week
07-Oct-15 Clothes washer rebate program
07-Oct-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
05-Oct-15 Respectful City poster submission opportunity for Richmond youth
05-Oct-15 Help select two new Richmond street banners by “liking” them online
02-Oct-15  BC’s prehistoric past revealed at Richmond fossil show
01-Oct-15 Volunteers opportunities available on City advisory committees
01-Oct-15 Richmond’s new ecological strategy lays out roadmap for environmental enhancement
01-Oct-15 Asian opportunities remain strong for Richmond business
30-Sep-15 Richmond Fire-Rescue wants everyone to hear the beep where you sleep
29-Sep-15 Celebrate National Seniors Day in Richmond
28-Sep-15 PechaKucha Night Richmond delves into the meaning of words
25-Sep-15 Affordable housing, GHG reductions win honours for Richmond
23-Sep-15 Culture Days
23-Sep-15 Smart Thermostat Pilot Program
23-Sep-15 October environmental sustainability workshops
22-Sep-15 Metro Vancouver returns to Stage One Water Restrictions
- Metro Vancouver Notice
22-Sep-15 City of Richmond launches new home page for 
16-Sep-15 Learn to love bugs at the Richmond Nature Park
15-Sep15 Express your dreams with Richmond’s 2015 Writer-in-Residence
14-Sep-15 Celebrate the grand opening of the new City Centre Community Centre on September 19
14-Sep-15 Richmond provides unique public art opportunity to emerging artists
09-Sep-15 Metro Vancouver returns to Stage Two water restrictions - Metro Vancouver Notice
09-Sep-15 80+ cultural activities. 3 days of inspiration 
09-Sep-15 Richmond Street Banner Contest  
09-Sep-15 Richmond RCMP Business Link 
09-Sep-15 Smart Thermostat Pilot Program  
09-Sep-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
09-Sep-15 City Centre Community Centre grand opening
08-Sep-15 Search for hidden treasures at Richmond’s 1st annual Geocaching Extravaganza September 13
04-Sep-15 Richmond City Hall closed for Labour Day holiday 
01-Sep-15 Recycling spoiled food after recent storm
31-Aug-15 Discover the World at the end of Canada Line
28-Aug-15 Volunteers sought to serve on City boards, committees
27-Aug-15 New City Centre Community Centre now open
24-Aug-15 FEASTival of Flavours will fill bellies at Richmond World Festival
20-Aug-15 City of Richmond seeks volunteers for Board of Variance
19-Aug-15  August environmental sustainability workshops 
19-Aug-15 Asphalt paving advisory 
19-Aug-15 Smart Thermostat Pilot Program
19-Aug-15  Development Permit Panel Meeting 
19-Aug-15  Richmond World Festival
19-Aug-15  Show your creative side by participating in the annual Richmond Street Banner Contest 
18-Aug-15 Richmond seeks comment on draft Seniors Service Plan: Active and Healthy Living 2015-2020
17-Aug-15 Come out for a bear-y fun picnic in Steveston
14-Aug-15 Board of Variance Appointments
12-Aug-15 Global sounds to power Richmond World Festival
11-Aug-15 Falcons soar at Richmond’s Terra Nova Park 
06-Aug-15 Richmond’s annual high tea garden party for seniors is  themed a Literary Affair this year
 05-Aug-15 August environmental sustainability workshops 
 05-Aug-15 Sign up for Richmond BC Alert 
05-Aug-15  The Faerie Play
05-Aug-15 Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim headline Richmond World Festival 
03-Aug-15 City launches Smart Thermostat Pilot Program with $125 incentive 
31-Jul-15  Federal government invests in Richmond transportation projects 
31-Jul-15 Harper Government invests in improvements to Richmond’s community infrastructure  - Government of Canada notice
30-Jul-15 Take a trip down memory lane at the Steveston Interurban Tram
30-Jul-15 Seaside concert adds to fun at Richmond Maritime Festival
29-Jul-15 Get lost in translation at PechaKucha Night Richmond
28-Jul-15 City hall closed for BC Day 
28-Jul-15   Richmond City Council designates areas for remote control aircraft and power kiters 
28-Jul-15 Celebrate the beginning of harvest season with the Harvest Full Moon Project
27-Jul-15  Creative individuals invited to be part of Culture Days 2015
27-Jul-15 Stock your freezer with berries from the Richmond Nature Park’s Blueberry Sale and Tea 
22-Jul-15 Richmond Maritime Festival returns to Steveston waterfront
22-Jul-15 Registration for fall programs
22-Jul-15 Rainbow Social
22-Jul-15 Richmond Maritime Festival 
22-Jul-15 Stage 3 water  restrictions
22-Jul-15 Summer fun nights
20-Jul-15 Metro Vancouver ramps up water restriction to Stage 3
- Metro Vancouver Notice
16-Jul-15  For sale by tender - 8440 Elsmore Road
15-Jul-15 $60-million seniors’ development opens in Richmond
- City of Richmond and Province of B.C. News Release
14-Jul-15 Richmond makes sustainable events easy with launch of quick guide, toolkit and recognition program 
13-Jul-15 Tread through time with Steveston Museum’s summer walking tours 
09-Jul-15 Richmond Maritime Festival returns August 8 and 9
08-Jul-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
08-Jul-15 ArtRich 2015
08-Jul-15 Richmond Rocks!
08-Jul-15 New water sprinkling restrictions now in place
08-Jul-15 Caretaker wanted
07-Jul-15 Two roadway projects improve traffic and expand capacity in Richmond
- Transport Canada Notice
06-Jul-15 Extreme fire hazard level announced
06-Jul-15 Fires, floods reinforce importance of being prepared
03-Jul-15 Metro Vancouver enacts increased water conservation measures
- Metro Vancouver Notice
02-Jul-15 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could earn you funding - Learn more about the City’s Carbon Marketplace pilot program
30-Jun-15 Richmond students take lead on climate change action
29-Jun-15 Richmond seeks public feedback on residential building height and massing
29-Jun-15 Celebrate Canada Day in historic Steveston Village
29-Jun-15 Richmond City Hall closed for Canada Day
25-Jun-15 Beat the heat in Richmond this weekend
25-Jun-15 Hoist the sails for Ships to Shore Steveston 2015
24-Jun-15 Sail through Steveston on the River Queen
24-Jun-15 Environmental sustainability workshops
24-Jun-15 Summer exhibition to showcase local artists
24-Jun-15 Property Tax deadline
23-Jun-15 Richmond doubles up on financial reporting awards
22-Jun-15 Oriole comes on board for Ships to Shore Steveston 2015
19-Jun-15  Richmond property owners reminded taxes due on July 2, 2015 
17-Jun-15 A tall ship adventure for youth
17-Jun-15 Cosmetic pesticides are prohibited
17-Jun-15 Discuss preliminary design of new Tait Riverfront Park
17-Jun-15 South Arm’s Neighbourhood Block Party
17-Jun-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
17-Jun-15 Let’s talk transit shelters
16-Jun-15 Kids and seniors can fish for prizes at Bullhead Derby June 21
- Steveston Community Society Notice
15-Jun-15  Kathleen McNeely playground reopens with accessible features 
11-Jun-15 70th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival
- Steveston Community Society Notice
11-Jun-15 Experience Britannia Shipyard’s historic attractions online
11-Jun-15 City of Richmond seeks residents input on design of new Tait Riverfront Park
10-Jun-15 Multicultural Festival brings vibrancy to Minoru Plaza
10-Jun-15 Richmond hosts TORONTO 2015 Pan Am flame Sunday
08-Jun-15 Seas the day with Ships to Shore Steveston 2015
08-Jun-15 Richmond seeks partners in carbon marketplace
03-Jun-15 Break out your helmets for the annual Richmond bike tour
03-Jun-15  15th annual Island City, by Bike Tour
03-Jun-15 On-street parking regulation
03-Jun-15 Clothes washer rebate program
03-Jun-15 Richmond RCMP Business Link
03-Jun-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
03-Jun-15 Bring your own slug (BYOS) to the Nature Park
03-Jun-15 Food scraps banned from garbage
02-Jun-15 Become a sailor and take part in a tall ship adventure 
01-Jun-15  New exhibit honours Chinese Canadian war efforts
01-Jun-15 Bring Your Own Slug (BYOS) to the Nature Park on June 7 
28-May-15 Nikki Yanofsky to headline TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Celebration in Richmond
28-May-15 Take the burn out of barbecue season with safety tips
27-May-15  Local seniors invited to celebrate and be celebrated for Creative Aging
26-May-15 Council sets goals roadmap for future city achievements
26-May-15 Unlock Richmond’s heritage, arts and culture with Doors Open 2015
20-May-15  Sail through Steveston with the River Queen Ferry service
20-May-15 Engineering and Public Works open house
20-May-15 Food scraps banned from garbage
20-May-15 Transportation and Transit Plebiscite
20-May-15 Cambie spring swap meet
20-May-15 Bike to Work Week
20-May-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
20-May-15 Registration for summer programs
15-May-15  Richmond City Hall closed for Victoria Day holiday
13-May-15 Fuel spill reaffirms concerns about shipping jet fuel through South Arm of the Fraser River
13-May-15 Winners announced for Richmond’s seventh annual Arts Awards
13-May-15 Help plan future City community programs and services
12-May-15 Celebrate the City’s operations at the Engineering and Public Works open house 
12-May-15 Innovative partnership reduces GHGs, energy costs at Richmond Ice Centre
07-May-15 Love Food Hate Waste
- Metro Vancouver Notice
06-May-15 Lulu Series: Art in the City
06-May-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
06-May-15 Minoru Chapel Opera today
06-May-15 Nature Park Owl Show
06-May-15 Celebrate Move for Health Week at Minoru Park
06-May-15 PechaKucha Night Richmond
05-May-15 Lulu Series: Art in the City presents Architecture Against Ambivalence
05-May-15 Richmond Arts Centre hosts Tibetan Singing Bowl concert
30-Apr-15 Discover the many ways to Move for Health in Richmond
29-Apr-15 Local heroes recognized at 13th annual Richmond Chamber 911 Awards
- Richmond Chamber of Commerce Notice
29-Apr-15 Discover the Wonders of Wood at PechaKucha Richmond
29-Apr-15 Save the environment and some money with Richmond’s clothes washer rebate program
29-Apr-15 Quake Cottage will shake up personal earthquake preparedness plans
29-Apr-15 City of Richmond to launch review of Land Use Contracts
28-Apr-15 Richmond wins international communications award
28-Apr-15 Sign up, be ready for when emergencies hit Richmond
28-Apr-15 Seven days of awesome Youth Week activities start May 1
24-Apr-15 Richmond invites submissions for Days of Summer event calendar
23-Apr-15 New tool for improving recycling in apartment buildings
- Metro Vancouver Notice
23-Apr-15 Richmond Museum’s popular antique identification day returns
23-Apr-15 Finalists announced for seventh annual Richmond Arts Awards
22-Apr-15 Pavement markings for cyclists
22-Apr-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
22-Apr-15 International Dance Day comes to Richmond
22-Apr-15 Lulu Series: Art in the City
22-Apr-15 BC Youth Week
22-Apr-15 Celebrate International Dance Day with a Grand Plié
21-Apr-15 Youth step into Canada’s past at the 13th annual Richmond Regional Heritage Fair
21-Apr-15 Celebrate International Dance Day at the Grand Plié
20-Apr-15 Minoru Chapel Opera presents La Traviata
20-Apr-15 Richmond ranks in Top 10 fDi “Cities of the Future” for third time
16-Apr-15 Richmond Maritime Festival announces 2015 poster artist
13-Apr-15 Hummingbirds return to the Richmond Nature Park
09-Apr-15 Richmond youth are Planning for the Future at this year’s Earth Day Youth Summit
08-Apr-15 Richmond’s Fire Hall No. 1 takes temporary home while new hall is rebuilt
08-Apr-15 New sports fields continue Minoru Park’s legacy
08-Apr-15 REaDY Summit
08-Apr-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
08-Apr-15 2015 – 2016 Preschool registration
08-Apr-15 Heritage Commission calls for nominations
08-Apr-15 Lulu Series: Art in the City
08-Apr-15 Richmond’s Capital Projects Open House showcases construction works around the city
02-Apr-15 Richmond City Hall will be closed for Easter
02-Apr-15 PuShing the performing arts at Lulu Series: Art in the City
26-Mar-15 Richmond announces new street banners for 2015
25-Mar-15 Richmond Announces Community Torchbearer for Pan Am Games Torch Relay
24-Mar-15 Richmond wants Port blocked from using farmland for expansion
23-Mar-15 Richmond’s annual Heritage Awards – It’s time for nominations
23-Mar-15 Minoru Chapel Opera without the opera
18-Mar-15  Minoru Chapel Opera
18-Mar-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
18-Mar-15 Let’s talk wildlife and nature
17-Mar-15 Feed Your Soul with a night of PechaKucha in Richmond
16-Mar-15 Let’s talk about affordable housing in Richmond
16-Mar-15 Richmond students made their schools and neighbourhood parks sparkle
11-Mar-15 Richmond voters may participate in regional plebiscite on transportation and transit funding
10-Mar-15 Richmond seeks feedback on 5 Year Financial Plan
09-Mar-15 Richmond residents encouraged to complete wildlife and nature survey
09-Mar-15 Try something new at this year’s Activate! Wellness Fair
05-Mar-15 Meet and greet exotic reptiles at the Richmond Nature Park
04-Mar-15 Spring into action to nominate someone for the seventh annual Richmond Arts Awards
04-Mar-15 Be safe and replace smoke alarm batteries after changing clocks for Daylight Savings
04-Mar-15 Lulu Series: Art in the City
04-Mar-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
04-Mar-15 Signage and community harmony workshop
04-Mar-15 Richmond Arts Awards
04-Mar-15 Activate! wellness fair
03-Mar-15 Public input sought about language on signs in Richmond
03-Mar-15 Lulu Series: Art in the City opens with First Nations artist and designer
03-Mar-15 Ahoy there, visual artists!
02-Mar-15 New connector road improves traffic flow in north Richmond
02-Mar-15 Richmond Youth Dance Company challenges the seven deadly sins
27-Feb-15 Richmond Fire-Rescue is recruiting
25-Feb-15 TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Celebration Announced for Richmond
18-Feb-15 Richmond encourages everyone to proudly wear pink to support anti-bullying
18-Feb-15 Richmond RCMP Business Link
18-Feb-15 Doors Open Richmond 2015 – venues wanted
18-Feb-15 Call for nominations
18-Feb-15 Development Permit Panel meeting
18-Feb-15 February/March environmental sustainability workshops
17-Feb-15 Minoru Chapel Opera’s spring season opens with opera’s greatest hits
16-Feb-15 Richmond launches dialogue about language on signs
13-Feb-15 Richmond Council approves 73 community service grants
12-Feb-15 Richmond approves 2015 Operating, Capital budgets
06-Feb-15 Richmond City Hall will be closed for Family Day
05-Feb-15 Minoru Chapel Opera springs back
05-Feb-15 Drop in to South Arm for Valentine’s Day fitness fundraiser
04-Feb-15 Celebrate Family Day at select Richmond community facilities
04-Feb-15 Richmond residents invited to share ideas for new London-Steveston Neighbourhood Park
04-Feb-15 Development Permit Panel Meeting
04-Feb-15 February/March environmental sustainability workshops
04-Feb-15 Residential break and enter alerts
04-Feb-15 7th annual Children’s Arts Festival
02-Feb-15 Call for nominations to the seventh annual Richmond Arts Awards
30-Jan-15 The Lulu Series: Art in the City announces 2015 line-up of guest speakers
28-Jan-15 Richmond’s Children’s Arts Festival offers great Family Day fun
27-Jan-15 Mayor Brodie to deliver annual address on Feb. 3
27-Jan-15 Richmond’s Green Cart recycling program to expand
21-Jan-15 Dog licensing 2015
21-Jan-15 Richmond’s Sustainability Progress Report
21-Jan-15 Mark your calendar to celebrate Family Day at select Richmond community facilities
21-Jan-15 January environmental sustainability workshop
21-Jan-15 7th Annual Children’s Arts Festival
09-Jan-15 Put your Richmond sports icon on the Wall of Honour
09-Jan-15 Children’s Arts Festival
09-Jan-15 Richmond’s Sustainability Progress Report
09-Jan-15 Development Permit Panel
09-Jan-15 Dog licensing 2015
09-Jan-15 Nominations sought for new Richmond Sports Wall of Honour
07-Jan-15 Richmond residents, businesses must recycle food scraps
07-Jan-15 New Sonic Garden tunes up Richmond’s Children’s Arts Festival
05-Jan-15 City of Richmond Geo-Quest now draws global tourists with new high-tech geocaching GeoTour