May. 28, 2012

City reduces projection for hotel growth, but developers remain skeptical that Richmond can support 15 new hotels within 20 years

Scrutiny of City of Richmond claims last month that developers will build 16 hotels with a total of 2,500 rooms in that city within 20 years reveals hopeful thinking.

The city has since revised those pro...

Apr. 20, 2012

The City of Richmond Arts Awards program recognizes the artistic achievements and contributions of residents, artists, educators, organizations and business leaders.

All arts disciplines are recognized under six categories: Business and Arts, Volunteerism, Cultural Leadership, Artistic Innovation, Arts Education and Youth Arts.


Apr. 12, 2012

Outstanding Alumni Awards Winners for 2012 are (l to r seated) James Chi Ming Pau (EARTS’84), Downtown Eastside community volunteer (service to the community); Nadine Caron (BSc’93), surgeon at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. (professional achievement); Graham Muir (MA’82) retired RCMP assistant commis...

Dec. 06, 2011

Amit Sandhu is not one to treat his takeover of the family business as a free ride. He has big plans for Ampri Group, which was founded by his parents and comprises several real-estate development companies. These plans include the development of an eco-conscious yet affordable hotel chain called Bloom Hotels & Resorts Ltd. (The first Blo...

Nov. 14, 2011

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ – Toronto-Alexander Levy never planned to start a business. But while working as a student researcher at the University of Toronto, he developed a prototype mobile application that allows people with communication disorders, such as those caused by stroke, autism and ALS, to make themselves understood audibly -...

Nov. 13, 2011

Five local entrepreneurs were among 20 Canadians under the age of 30 honoured for their entrepreneurial excellence by the FuEL Awards (Future Entrepreneurial Leaders).

Ian Portsmouth, editor-in-chief of PROFIT, which produced the awards in co-operation with Impact Entrepreneurship Group, said “The winne...