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Jinny Sims with Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair.

    Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government has made it more challenging than ever for families to reunite

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    Thinking about the lessons from my nomination victory

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Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government has made it more challenging than ever for families to reunite »

 
Jinny Sims with Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair.

04:12 pm | BY JINNY SIMS Official Opposition Critic for Employment and Social Development     SEVERAL times over the past year, in response to the outrageous and regressive changes Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has made…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Thinking about the lessons from my nomination victory »

Sukh Dhaliwal with federal Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau.

04:07 pm | BY SUKH DHALIWAL     THE Liberal Party of Canada Surrey-Newton nomination meeting that took place last weekend was amazing to witness in person. Almost 7,000 people showed up to take part in…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Container truck drivers to meet on Sunday in Surrey to discuss port protests following proposal from B.C. government »

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08:36 am | UNION and non-union container truck drivers servicing Port Metro Vancouver will be meeting at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, 8166 128th Street, Surrey, on Sunday, December 21 at 2 p.m. to discuss action following Monday’s…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Surrey Night Market will open again in May »

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10:09 pm | THE second season of the Surrey Night Market, the only multicultural night market in the Fraser Valley, will open on May 29 and will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 20.…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Amrik Virk loses Advanced Education portfolio, moved to another ministry, but NDP says he should be fired »

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03:27 pm | GOING, going, gone! Amrik Virk was moved from the Advanced Education portfolio on Thursday and appointed the Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. Andrew Wilkinson, who was Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services,…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Pakistani-Canadians organize candlelight vigil in memory of innocent victims of Peshawar school attack »

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08:47 am |   MEMBERS of the Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians organized a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening at Surrey’s Holland Park to pay tribute to the innocent victims of Peshawar and express their deepest…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen’s 2nd annual toy drive nets over 3,500 toys for kids in need »

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05:15 pm |   GURU Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) 2nd Annual Toy Drive collected over 3,500 new toys for kids in need.  In partnership with the Surrey-based Sikh Academy Elementary School, families turned up in droves…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Foreign Affairs Minister Baird condemns Taliban attack: 141, mostly children, killed in Peshawar school attack »

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03:02 pm |   FOREIGN Affairs Minister John Baird on Tuesday condemned the Taliban attack on school kids in Pakistan. He said in a statement: “We were all sickened to hear that the Taliban gunned down more…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Government unveils new Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program »

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01:19 pm | CITIZENSHIP and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on Tuesday that Canada will unveil a pilot program in January 2015 to attract experienced business immigrants who can actively invest in the Canadian economy, stimulating…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Premier Christy Clark off to India with kid to build school in rural area »

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09:34 am |   PREMIER Christy Clark will be off to India with her 13-year-old son, Hamish, on a personal trip right after Christmas. Clark told the Kelowna Daily Courier that they will help build a…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3,500 toys »

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01:57 pm | VICTOR Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies and Vancity Credit Union who all pitched in to gather more than…

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

Vancouver’s projected year-end figure of overnight visits almost 9 million, Indian visitors up by 21 per cent »

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11:44 am |   TOURISM in Vancouver exceeded expectations in 2014, and 2015 is anticipated to be even stronger, according to Tourism Vancouver. In fact, projected overnight visitation to year-end is 8.94 million – the highest…

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

Sukh Dhaliwal totally thrashes Randeep Sarai in Surrey-Newton by 4,561 votes to 2,221 votes »

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11:44 pm | SUKH Dhaliwal thrashed the living daylights out of Randeep Sarai at Saturday’s federal Liberal nomination for Surrey-Newton, thus totally humiliating the World Sikh Organization-associated individuals who were backing Sarai. Dhaliwal, who acted with…

Dec 13 2014 / Read More »
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Thursday’s homicide victim identified as 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu »

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03:55 pm |   THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, which was called in on Friday to lead a homicide investigation which occurred…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

  Watch your purse in Surrey: Five snatching incidents reported since December 9 »

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03:50 pm | SINCE December 9, the Surrey RCMP has responded to five purse snatching incidents that have occurred in Surrey. Surrey…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Parent and Grandparent Program re-opening January 2, maximum of 5,000 applications to be accepted »

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01:30 pm | CITIZENSHIP and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on Friday that the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) will re-open on…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

FBI announces North Korean government is responsible for cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment »

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09:37 am | THE FBI announced on Friday that the North Korean government is responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Province approves Mayors’ Council recommendations on Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite »

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02:58 pm | THE Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation received encouraging support from the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on Thursday, approving…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Surrey residents help RCMP “Pack the Police Car” »

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12:35 pm | THE final tally is now in for the Surrey RCMP’s annual “Pack the Police Car” food drive. More than…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Arshpreet Chahal looks for sponsors in her quest for Miss Teen Canada title »

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04:36 pm | ARSHPREET Chahal, a national finalist in Miss Teen Canada 2015, is a Grade 9 student at Vancouver’s John Oliver…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

First for B.C. recovery program at Riverview helps addiction and mental illness »

01:58 pm | WITH the opening of a unique, new to B.C. rehabilitation and recovery program, individuals living with significant mental health…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

New executive committee of Surrey’s Gurdwara Sahib Brookside »

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01:15 pm |   THE election of the Executive Committee of Canadian Ramgarhia Society that manages the affairs of Gurdwara Sahib Brookside,…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Sleeping on the job is a no-no! »

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11:30 am | A 24-year-old male from Surrey broke into a North Vancouver apartment in the 100 block of West 2nd Street…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Federal Government providing funding to Surrey Children’s Festival »

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04:25 pm | FLEETWOOD-PORT Kells MP Nina Grewal announced on Tuesday that the Government of Canada is providing $98,000 in funding support…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Province approves Site C Clean Energy Project, but NDP wants other alternatives explored »

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03:00 pm | PREMIER Christy Clark announced on Tuesday that the Province has approved the Site C Clean Energy Project, concluding it…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP chief “very pleased” with funding for increase in number of officers and support staff »

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01:42 pm |   SURREY RCMP Officer-in-Charge, Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy, said Tuesday that he’s very pleased that the City of Surrey’s…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Many South Asians in Canadian field hockey team for 2015 Indoor Mason Cup »

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01:31 pm | FIELD Hockey Canada has confirmed the 12 athletes who have been selected to represent Canada at the 2015 Indoor…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Basran family’s annual Christmas fundraiser for Children’s Hospital »

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01:11 pm |   ON Sunday, December 21, the Basran family are having their annual Christmas fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Taxes up in Surrey, but mayor says city has lowest taxes per capita in region »

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12:26 pm |   SURREY City Council approved the 2015 budget at Monday night’s Council meeting. Recreation, culture and public safety are…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Confidence on issues eroding for B.C. government: poll »

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11:56 am |     THE third Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Canadian Eyesight Global free eye health clinic in Vancouver popular »

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04:23 pm |   CANADIAN Eyesight Global, sponsored by Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford and Rotary Club of Burnaby, held a successful free…

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

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2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter wins Battle of the Vans Event! »

03:48 pm | WITH a new look, more safety features and a new engine for the Canadian and U.S. markets, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is now better than ever.  First launched on the European market in 1995, the Sprinter has steadily been redefined and improved. Business owners like it for its low operating costs and excellent resale,…

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FBI announces North Korean government is responsible for cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment »

09:37 am | THE FBI announced on Friday that the North Korean government is responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of The Interview, because of threats to attack theatres. In The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco star as television journalists involved in a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Boxer Sarita Devi banned for a year, India seeks review of verdict »

09:46 am | New Delhi (IANS): Indian female boxer L. Sarita Devi was Wednesday banned for one year and fined Swiss francs 1,000 by the AIBA for refusing to accept her 2014 Asiad bronze medal, a verdict that evoked an immediate concern from the Indian government, who had supported the troubled pugilist’s plea of leniency. The International Boxing…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »
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FBI announces North Korean government is responsible for cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment »

09:37 am | THE FBI announced on Friday that the North Korean government is responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of The Interview, because of threats to attack theatres. In The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco star as television journalists involved in a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Arshpreet Chahal looks for sponsors in her quest for Miss Teen Canada title »

04:36 pm | ARSHPREET Chahal, a national finalist in Miss Teen Canada 2015, is a Grade 9 student at Vancouver’s John Oliver Secondary. She says she enjoys reading and playing sports. She says she wants to be a police officer one day because she loves adventure and has a passion for justice. She adds: “I am a spontaneous…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »
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Punjabi Press Club of Canada honors Harnoor Gill of Ontario »

02:14 pm |     BY MARIA DALGARNO Freelance Writer, Toronto   I met Harnoor and his wonderful mum some years ago and was immediately struck by the vision of this very young…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Join Mississauga Arts Council for the Limelight NYE Block Party »

01:15 pm | Mississauga ON -The Mississauga Arts Council is proud to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the fourth annual Limelight New Year’s Eve Block…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Sport Systems Unlimited Corporation Fined $70,000 After Delivery Worker Struck, Injured »

01:13 pm | WATERLOO, ON - Sport Systems Unlimited Corporation has been fined $70,000 after a worker delivering metal tubing was struck and injured by…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Australian PM announces inquiry into hostage crisis »

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11:45 am | Sydney (IANS): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot Wednesday announced an inquiry into the Sydney hostage crisis that left three people, including the…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

US Congress member Tulsi Gabbard calls on Modi »

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10:54 am | New Delhi (IANS): Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu American in the US Congress, Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, their second…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Samjhauta train, peace bus being used for narcotics smuggling: Badal »

10:27 am |   Chandigarh (IANS): Calling for the union government’s intervention in securing Punjab’s 553-km long international border with Pakistan against drugs smuggling, Punjab Chief…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Boxer Sarita Devi banned for a year, India seeks review of verdict »

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09:46 am | New Delhi (IANS): Indian female boxer L. Sarita Devi was Wednesday banned for one year and fined Swiss francs 1,000 by the…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Chandigarh avian flu: Culling of birds begins »

09:33 am | Chandigarh (IANS): Authorities in Chandigarh Thursday evening started culling of all birds in and around the city’s famous Sukhna lake after a dead goose was confirmed with the H5N1 (avian…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

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