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Richmond News Column Dec 2015

Carol Day  -  Dec 15, 2015  -  No Comments
Growing up in Richmond was a rich experience for me. We had the Skookum slide, Stardust Roller rink, Lansdowne race track and the Twin Theatres. Richmond now has many festivals, museums, all weather sports fields, rock climbing, kayak tours the list goes on. Luckily something’s are the same, you can

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Inspector Recycle hired by City of Richmond for new demo bylaw

Carol Day  -  Oct 28, 2015  -  No Comments
New fees will pay for new staffer who will oversee recycling/re-use of home demolition waste GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS 
 OCTOBER 28, 2015 11:17 AM A new set of regulations and fees will be imposed on developers and homebuilders in Richmond in order to divert at least 70 per cent of

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Letter: Coun. Day proposes trash to cash business opportunity

Carol Day  -  Oct 28, 2015  -  No Comments
 OCTOBER 28, 2015 09:55 AM Dear Editor, Richmond sends 500 houses a year to the dump. That is 20 per cent of the  demolition permit activity in Metro Vancouver and translates into 70,000 tons of trash in the Vancouver Landfill. The situation is not sustainable, so on Oct.

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Love lock trend snipped in the bud at Phoenix Pond bridge

Carol Day  -  Oct 15, 2015  -  No Comments
Folks say ‘yes,’ city says ‘no’ to public declarations of devotion GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS  OCTOBER 22, 2015 04:53 PM Love is: Patience. Understanding. Passion. Whimsical. Fun. And for the City of Richmond, love is fleeting. For a brief moment in time, Richmond — more specifically, Steveston — joined the

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Letter: Partial win for neighbourhoods

Carol Day  -  Oct 09, 2015  -  No Comments
GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS  OCTOBER 9, 2015 11:49 AM Let’s celebrate! At last month’s public hearing into the size of new homes, the people’s win was only partial, but their spirit was magnificent. Most residents at the meeting wanted greater restrictions on home sizes. There was success in getting a

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Developers at the double for affordable housing

Carol Day  -  Sep 15, 2015  -  No Comments
Developer fees set to double for some housing projects GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS  SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 05:24 PM Richmond city council passed two measures Monday night aimed at increasing affordable housing in the city. Developers building single-family homes on recently subdivided lots and new townhouses will be asked to pay

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Mega home bylaw passes 7-2

Carol Day  -  Sep 15, 2015  -  No Comments
Grand one-storey ceilings stay in Richmond while home heights reduced back to nine metres RICHMOND NEWS  SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 05:37 PM New residential zoning bylaw amendments to address the size of homes officially passed Monday evening at a Richmond city council meeting. Councillors Carol Day and Harold Steves voted against

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Marathon mega home hearing offers mixed results

Carol Day  -  Sep 10, 2015  -  No Comments
Emotional meeting results in lower home heights while grand single-storey ceilings are maintained GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS  SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 05:40 PM A marathon, six-hour public hearing on residential bylaw amendments to address the size of new homes resulted in a new, nine-metre height limit for all homes. But critics

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Has sun set on middle-class dream in Richmond?

Carol Day  -  Sep 04, 2015  -  No Comments
With a family of doctors soon to be priced out of the local housing market, the News examines the balance between neighbourhood specific homes and market forces GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS 
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 01:46 PM As residents and local politicians prepare for a public hearing Tuesday about the size

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Column: House bylaw’s phoney height is a real waste

Carol Day  -  Aug 12, 2015  -  No Comments
AUGUST 12, 2015 12:33 PM There’s a quick way to assess council action on development. Just ask, “Does it help Richmond to be the Garden City?” Yes = Pass. No = Fail. The “half-assed house bylaw” fails. That nickname (from Coun. Carol Day) refers to

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