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Security guards at B.C. Legislature need to be armed and substantially trained, says former solicitor general Kash Heed »

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03:36 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   IN the wake of the appalling attack on Wednesday in which Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at Ottawa’s National War Memorial before storming into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Zehaf-Bibeau, alleged killer of Cpl. Cirillo, was well known to police, but wasn’t on RCMP list of high-risk travelers »

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04:00 pm |       MICHAEL Joseph Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, the alleged killer of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, an Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada reservist based in Hamilton, Ontario, was well-known to police. The Toronto…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Kevin Vickers was recognized by WSO for upholding the right of Sikhs to wear kirpans in Parliament »

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08:36 am | PARLIAMENT’S Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is a courageous man in more than one way. The World Sikh Organization said in a statement on Thursday that it is saddened and shocked by Wednesday’s terrorist attacks…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: FACING THE ‘LONE WOLF’ THREAT »

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11:47 am |   THE threat of the so-called ‘lone wolves’ is not something to dismiss as in ‘here we go again!’ as Monday and Wednesday’s incidents in Canada so graphically prove. Canadian Security Intelligence Service…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

MP Jinny Sims partners with Muslim community to discuss ways of combating and preventing radicalization »

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04:22 pm |   JINNY Sims, NDP MP (Newton-North Delta), and Mufti Aasin Rashid of the BC Muslim Association sent out an invitation for a roundtable meeting of the stakeholders and Muslim community leaders last Saturday…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Delta: Point Roberts Radio Tower proposal denied »

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01:54 pm |   THE Corporation of Delta announced that it received formal notification from the Whatcom County Hearing Examiner on Tuesday, denying the Point Roberts Radio Towers proposal. According to the Hearing Examiner, the application…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Inspector Ghalib Bhayani – new Community Services Officer for Surrey RCMP »

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11:35 am | INSPECTOR Ghalib Bhayani is the new Community Services Officer for the Surrey RCMP detachment. In this role, he will oversee a variety of policing units dedicated to community engagement and crime prevention including:…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Doug McCallum is leading in Surrey mayoral race, prestigious and objective poll shows »

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08:41 am | AS had been suspected, the poll showing Surrey mayoral candidate Linda Hepner leading was apparently biased and distorted. The research company that conducted that poll was hired by Hepner’s Surrey First team. On…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Rare exhibit highlights India’s contributions to First World War »

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08:00 am |   A little known chapter in World War 1’s 100-year old history—the contributions of India’s soldiers—is being told in a rare exhibit coming to Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus in November. The touring…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Rasode’s ‘One Surrey’ Team say they will create the largest field hockey hub in North America »

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04:11 pm |   SURREY mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode and her One Surrey team will make Surrey the largest field hockey hub in North America by building a new facility at Tamanawis Park, the team announced…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Clash of Pakistani and Indian groups allegedly led to double shooting in Surrey last week »

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01:43 pm | SURREY RCMP on Monday confirmed to The VOICE that there was a second shooting on Wednesday night (October 15) last week – and it took place just about 50 minutes before the one…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Citizenship of 22 people revoked this year »

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12:53 pm |   CITIZENSHIP and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced last Sunday that since the beginning of 2014, the government has revoked the citizenship of 22 people who obtained their Canadian citizenship through fraud or…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

World’s ‘richest Sikh,’ Malvinder Mohan Singh, receives Businessman Award at fifth annual World Sikh Awards »

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11:18 am | Face of Samsung Pardeep Singh Bahra wins People’s Choice Award   Sikh Awards honour the contribution by Sikh soldiers during WW1 honored   LONDON: Among the prestigious winners at the fifth annual Sikh Awards…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
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04:14 pm | BY PRITAM K. ROHILA, Ph.D. OCTOBER 13, 2104, was neither as earthshaking as the Columbus Day storm of 1962, nor…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Professor Indira Samarasekera welcomed back to UBC »

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04:09 pm | PROFESSOR Indira Samarasekera, accomplished engineering scholar and current president of the University of Alberta, will join the University of…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Three orphan children receive legal status in Canada, grandmother granted custody »

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03:44 pm | PROGRESSIVE Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society said Friday that after two and a half years of struggle, Canada has…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

B.C. Muslim Association condemns terrorist attack on parliament »

03:40 pm | THE B.C. Muslim Association has condemned Monday’s attack on Canadian soldiers in Quebec, as well as Wednesday’s attack on…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Government acts to bring labour stability to the port »

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05:10 pm | THE Government of British Columbia introduced legislation on Thursday to bring labour stability to the container trucking industry serving…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

BC Sikh Gurdwara Council condemns attack on Canadian Parliament »

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01:01 pm |                       THE BC Sikh Gurdwara Council on Thursday said…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Phase One of Surrey Light Rail by 2018, says mayoral candidate Linda Hepner »

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09:47 am |   SURREY First mayoral candidate Linda Hepner wants to have phase one of a planned light rail rapid transit…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Whitecaps FC Awards by BMO: Simmrin Dhaliwal bags Most Promising Player Award, Jeevin Kang gets RESP »

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04:47 pm |   SIMMRIN Dhaliwal, 17, Girls Elite defender, has bagged a Most Promising Player award presented by BMO on Wednesday…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Meet Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani: A key player in B.C.’s open textbook push »

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02:26 pm |   THOUSANDS of students across British Columbia have collectively saved over $350,000 thanks to a province-wide initiative to open…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP and partners remind residents of fireworks bylaws; complaint against City of Vancouver about fireworks for Diwali »

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03:31 pm |     SURREY RCMP, Surrey Fire Service and Surrey Bylaws are reminding the public to have fun and be…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

11th annual Diwali celebrations at Muriel Arnason Library »

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02:33 pm |   MURIEL Arnason Library and the Township of Langley celebrated their 11th annual Diwali last Saturday.  Around 500 people…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

De Jong says LNG Income Tax ensures fair returns for British Columbians, but NDP lashes out at government »

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02:15 pm |   A comprehensive and competitive income tax applicable to the LNG industry gives proponents the certainty they need to…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Victim of October 2 homicide in Richmond is Albertan gangster Theoren Gregory Poitras »

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12:59 pm |   THEOREN Gregory Poitras, 25, is the homicide victim found in the 3400-block of Regina Avenue in Richmond on…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

  ICBC launches new pedestrian safety campaign across B.C.: Nearly one in five people killed in car crashes are pedestrians »

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12:28 pm |   ICBC is launching a new education campaign across the province to help keep pedestrians safe this fall and…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Government spending at Vancouver City Hall 78 per cent higher (per person) than Surrey City Hall »

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12:15 pm |   WITH municipal elections around the corner, a new study from the rightwing Fraser Institute spotlights and compares government…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) commissions play about Komagata Maru incident – premieres November 1 »

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12:08 pm |   THERE are events in history that tell us much about the era’s social views and prejudices. The Komagata…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Uganda Asians, including father of Richmond businessman Amarjit Singh Gupta, receive highest civilian award: Gold Medal »

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10:16 am | WITH great pomp and ceremony, Uganda celebrated the 52nd Independence Anniversary of the country that was attended by the…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Whitecaps farm team recruitment by Surrey a huge mistake, will displace local sports clubs: Doug McCallum »

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09:43 am | A City of Surrey staff report passed by City Council yesterday recommends displacing 29 sports local sports groups to…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Larry Robert Mizen identified as Sunday’s murder victim in Surrey »

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07:11 pm |     THE Province newspaper reported in August 2006: “Larry Robert Mizen, 45, of Surrey has been charged with…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP issue warning to sex trade workers »

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06:41 pm |   SURREY RCMP are issuing a warning to sex trade workers after two recent assaults with a similar suspect…

Oct 20 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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On the way to their spiritual home »

04:14 pm | BY PRITAM K. ROHILA, Ph.D. OCTOBER 13, 2104, was neither as earthshaking as the Columbus Day storm of 1962, nor as momentous as the day after the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. But for at least a few Oregonians it was an important day. On October 13, 2014, two individuals, Chanda Singh and Bur…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »
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Saturday’s crucial home finale sold out: Vancouver Whitecaps set to celebrate Fan Appreciation Night, honour Jay DeMerit »

04:04 pm |  Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that Saturday’s crucial final MLS regular season match against Colorado Rapids is sold out. This marks the 11th Whitecaps FC sell-out of the season at BC Place, a new club record since joining MLS in 2011. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT at BC Place – TV: TSN1,RADIO: TSN…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »
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Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India »

12:46 pm | Mumbai (IANS): Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken widely of it to spread awareness. Now, she’s planning to open her own research institute for cancer in India. The “Water” actress, who has returned to the country, says she plans…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More »
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“Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications: Take Control to Lower Your Risk” »

04:52 pm |  FREE iCON (interCultural Online Network) Punjabi language health forum entitled Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications: Take Control to Lower Your Risk! presented by the UBC Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office in partnership with BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Program and local community and health organizations. People of South Asian descent have higher rates…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
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Municipal Elections in Peel and Halton: “Why should you be elected?” Let’s speak out for ourselves as youth »

04:38 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 11 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario   I have learned throughout my academic and volunteering experience that communication is the key to success. …

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Muslim student group tired of radicalized youth and calls for huge campaign: STOP THE CRISIS, hosts largest event at York University »

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08:32 am | ONE of York University’s largest Muslim Student Association, AMSA, is hosting an event called STOP THE CRISIS. AMSA has gotten together and developed…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Scarborough Walk of Fame and Scarborough Hospital Foundation announce new partnership‏ »

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05:41 pm | SCARBOROUGH: Wednesday marks the partnership of two local organizations: The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF) and the Scarborough Walk of Fame (SWOF). This mutually beneficial…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »
Province introducing new legislation to make Ontario’s roads safer » UPDATED: Hashmukhlal Mistry, 61, killed his wife Manjulaben Mistry,57, and father, Dewabhai Mistry, 91, before killing himself, say police » Scarborough Hospital to Host Its First Patient and Staff Safety Fair » Ontario pledges $3 million in fight against Ebola »

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BJP defers government formation in Maharashtra »

01:26 pm | Mumbai (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party appears in no hurry to form the next government in Maharashtra and the process may be initiated…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

165 of Indian state of Maharashtra’s 288 new lawmakers have criminal cases »

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12:46 pm |   Mumbai (IANS): A whopping 165 of the 288 newly-elected legislators in Maharashtra have criminal cases against them, with 115 charged with serious…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Khattar to be Haryana CM; oath taking Sunday »

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12:39 pm | Chandigarh (IANS): Haryana is all set for a BJP rule for the first time, with Chief Minister-designate Manohar Lal Khattar scheduled to be…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) commissions play about Komagata Maru incident – premieres November 1 »

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12:08 pm |   THERE are events in history that tell us much about the era’s social views and prejudices. The Komagata Maru incident is…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »
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On the way to their spiritual home »

04:14 pm | BY PRITAM K. ROHILA, Ph.D. OCTOBER 13, 2104, was neither as earthshaking as the Columbus Day storm of 1962, nor as momentous as the day after the landing of Christopher Columbus…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

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