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Richmond, British Columbia

Richmond, Canada, residents challenge Chinese-only signage

A proliferation of Chinese-language signage in Richmond

She concluded that English-language street signage was becoming increasingly marginalised in Richmond. Many businesses in the city's most populous districts now favour Chinese signage, sometimes at the total exclusion of English.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 7:48am

Store thieves in Richmond, Vancouver target ginseng

CCTV footage from the Tung Yun Tong Herbal store in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, captures the thieves. Photos: SCMP

Canadian federal police are investigating a spate of thefts targeting Vancouver-area Chinese herbal medicine shops, in which brazen criminals made off with ginseng and other products worth tens of thousands of dollars.

24 Dec 2012 - 9:06am

Protesters want to curb high-rises

About 100 North Point and Braemar Hill residents protested outside the Central Government Offices yesterday, urging authorities to lower height limits for new buildings in the area.

The protesters marched from HSBC's headquarters in Central and handed their petition to a government representative.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Slow-drive protest as 300 cabbies push for swift approval of fare rise

About 300 taxi drivers will block at least one lane of Garden Road in Central in a slow-drive protest today to press for early approval of a HK$2 increase on the meter.

The Taxi Drivers and Operators Association - which organised the protest, the biggest of its kind in recent years - said it had gained police approval and pledged to play by the rules.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Battle over trademarks in night market row

Vancouver

From handbags to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, knock-off products are as much a part of Asian street markets as fish balls and curried squid.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Call for tighter control over Regco travel costs

MORE than $2 million has been earmarked to pay for Regional Councillors' travel expenses and trips overseas despite repeated criticism that the junkets are a waste of taxpayers' money.

In the council's 1994/95 budget, about $2.4 million was provided for transport and travel. That includes travelling expenses in Hong Kong and all overseas trips.

12 Jan 1994 - 12:00am