Maria prides herself on being patient-a virtue she owes to her deep, Catholic faith.
Affordable housing is a relative term for many in the realm of real estate.
Ladner's Morgan Leung has been nominated for a national award honouring her work to make a difference in the community and abroad.
Parents hoping the school bussing program can be saved have put forward a new proposal to the Delta school board.
Vancouver NGO The Shanti Uganda Society has been chosen as one of four recipients to accept The Crystal of Hope award and share in the $150,000 donation sponsored by Swarovski. Sadie St. Denis, executive director of Shanti Uganda, will be accepting the international honour from actress and producer Hilary Swank this Saturday in Vienna at the annual Life Ball. This year's Life Ball will be hosted by AIDS LIFE, a European NGO that is held to remember those who have suffered from AIDS and honour those raising funds in 36 different countries. The Girl Effect, a social change movement for adolescent girls, has been selected as the beneficiary as well. Shanti Uganda's Teen Girls Health and Wellness Program teaches young girls about healthy relationships, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, family planning, skills training and sexual reproductive health rights. Girls are empowered and inspired to make healthy choices and stay in school.
Community garage sale and fair at Nelson Avenue Community Church. Lots of bargains, toys, books, prizes, concession, games, face painting, story-telling and more. Tables are $15. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5825 Nelson Ave. Info at www.nac church.org.
Re: " Liberals harsh measures against poor forgotten," Letters May 17.
The four Tri-Cities Rotary clubs are joining forces once again with eight local grocers to host the biannual Generous Hearts Food Drive. The food drive will be held on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 at various grocery stores in the Tri-Cities.
In 2006, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates was invited to speak at a business seminar in Saudi Arabia.
The soil was dry and hard in places and there were still cut blackberry brambles strewn on the ground with their thorns intact - but the kids in Megan Cordoni's class at Alexander Robinson Elementary kept digging with their shovels a few weeks ago until they could plant red alderberry, cedar, and fir trees by Cottonwood Creek.
Dealing with cystic fibrosis is a daily battle, which can eat up a family's time and money.
The B.C. human rights tribunal should toss out three complaints of racial discrimination against the Langley Shark Club because the complainants didn't show the bouncer denied them entry because they were Indo-Canadian, the Shark Club's lawyer said Friday.
Sign up for summer camp at the Richmond branch of the BCSPCA and you'll get to spend your days immersed in the world of animals.
Five major singers and teen idols from Taiwan and China visited Aberdeen Centre last week for Fairchild Radio's 20th anniversary special, Global Chinese Golden Chart North American concert. The concert took place last Friday night. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism presented each star with a Certificate of Appreciation for promoting cultural exchange between Canada and Asia.
I would like to congratulate the three MLAs that were elected to represent Richmond the Legislature on May 14.
Many of us in the West End use public washrooms and community centres every day without ever thinking twice about which door to use or what other people might think. Because for many of us, we have never questioned the sex we were assigned at birth. For many of us, our gender identities have been straightforward and our communities have been easy to navigate.
The Liquidator, the Burnaby-based reality TV series starring Jeff Schwarz, is up for several Leo Awards.
I just completed reading your article in the Courier "Going to church at a community centre." I was surprised at your viewpoint towards the noninclusive church group meeting at a space in the community centre, which offers space in Yaletown, regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. I support your viewpoint that including or accepting rental agreements for groups that exclude specific citizens is ironic at best!
WHEN they immigrated to Canada from the Philippines more than a decade ago, it was a family connection that initially drew Alvin Koh Relleve and his wife to the area.