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Tri-Cities News

This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

Langley’s Ishtar hosts talk on equity on Women’s Day

Langley’s Ishtar Women’s Resource Society organized an International Women’s Day event highlight this year’s theme of Embrace Equity. This year’s event included a panel discussion at the Timms Community Centre, with a diverse group of women talking about the ways they have experienced inequity and how to achieve true equality. Coordinated by SFU psychology masters […]


Burnaby residents, organization honoured as B.C. diversity champions

Two Burnaby residents and an organization were among the recipients of the 2023 B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. Aria Law, at age 15, won the Emerging Leader Award for her work addressing hate targeted at seniors in her neighbourhood. Law sold bao buns with anti-racism messages online, while also facilitating community conversations about racism. Law’s […]


Richmond stand-up comedy club turns immigrant life ‘tears’ into laughter

Richmond resident Joe Lian shines as a chef during the day making fine western dining for customers. At night, he transforms into “Zhou Zhou”, a stand-up comedian that shines on stage. Lian is a performer with Richmond-based Dofa Comedy – the first Chinese-language stand-up comedy club in B.C. – which moves each week from city […]


Richmond man caught in yet another racist rant

It appears as if Richmond’s serial racist is back at it again, this time confronting a server inside a new dessert shop in the city. The man, who the Richmond News understands to be Peter Hanssens, has been caught on video multiple times over the last few years making racist comments and being involved in heated arguments […]