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Kash Heed says Surrey shootings will continue because of lack of comprehensive approach, lack of resources »

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04:58 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   FORMER solicitor general Kash Heed told The VOICE earlier this week that the the shootings in Surrey will continue unless the RCMP “put in a comprehensive approach to dealing…

Jul 5 2015 / Read More »

Kash Heed says Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is increasing profits of organized crime with his absurd marijuana policy »

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02:13 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   FORMER solicitor general Kash Heed on Wednesday lashed out at Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s marijuana policy, saying that he’s “increasing profits of organized crime with this approach.” Vancouver last…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

Killers Matthew Johnston of Surrey Six case and Gurkirpal (Paul) Khela among many convicts seeking love »

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05:08 pm | KILLERS and other convicts in Canada’s prisons are seeking love thanks to a controversial pen-pal website www.canadianinmatesconnect.com. Two of the killers are Matthew Johnston of Surrey Six case and Gurkirpal (Paul) Khela who…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Transportation Minister says Mayors’ Council needs to re-think its plan; NDP slams Liberal government for broken promises »

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03:03 pm |   TRANSPORTATION and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone said on Thursday that the Mayors’ Council needs to re-think its plan and funding sources with affordability in mind and with the result of the transportation plebiscite…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

B.C. government allocates $365,000 for community anti-racism projects »

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11:31 am | THE B.C. government is allocating $365,000 for community anti-racism projects. Racism comes in many forms. And so do the ways to address it. Every day people and organizations use art, theatre, community dialogue…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

It’s NO to a tax increase for expanded transit service; reactions »

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10:15 am | METRO Vancouver residents have rejected the 0.5 per cent tax increase proposed to help pay for major transportation projects with 61.68 per cent voting ‘No.’ The voting results for the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Redesigned B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) now accepting applications again; redesign matches workers with labour market needs »

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08:55 am | THE redesigned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is accepting applications again effective July 2, 2015. The PNP has reopened after a 90-day pause that allowed the PNP to be redesigned so the Province could…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

New Orleans motel owner Kanubhai Patel, 74, pleads guilty in sex trafficking case »

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08:40 am | Sex trafficking scheme used threats, violence, and coercion to compel women into prostitution in New Orleans and elsewhere   KANUBHAI Patel, also known as Mr. Kenny and Pop, 74, of Kenner, Louisiana, a motel owner,…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Alberta’s NDP government does the right thing by hiking minimum wage. B.C. must have highest minimum wage in Canada! »

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04:49 pm | THE NDP government won a spectacular victory in Alberta in May and the headline of my story at the time – “NDP’s stunning victory a slap in the face for greedy business establishment;…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Edmonton psychologist Jagannath Prasad Das appointed to Order of Canada »

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02:42 pm |   EDMONTON psychologist Jagannath Prasad Das is one of the 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston. The only South Asian to be honoured on Canada Day,…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

South Asian suspects open fire at car on Fraser Highway early Tuesday morning »

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11:35 am | SURREY RCMP are investigating a report of shots fired between two vehicles in the 15700-block of Fraser Highway at approximately 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The caller reported that a black Dodge Durango with…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Happy Canada Day! Citizenship fees increased by 430% since 2014 by Harper! Some Canadians second-class citizens! »

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10:54 am |   HAPPY Canada Day! Fewer permanent residents are becoming citizens and the NDP say that Conservatives have put up more roadblocks instead of working to improve the numbers of those acquiring citizenship. “Citizenship…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

June 8 shooting at Earls: Surrey RCMP seek public’s help in identifying targeted males »

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11:21 am |   SURREY RCMP on Monday requested the public’s assistance in identifying two males who were the intended targets of a shooting that occurred on June 8 in the parking lot of Earls Kitchen…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »
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Yet another shooting on Sunday in Surrey: Police say it was targeted »

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04:16 pm | SURREY RCMP are currently on scene in the 12300-block of 71 A Avenue to investigate a shooting that took place at…

Jul 5 2015 / Read More »

Another shooting in Surrey: 8300-block of 128th Street »

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08:54 am | ON Sunday (July 5) at about 3 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of shots fired in the 8300-block of…

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Hardev Sihota, associate of Punjabi singer K.S. Makhan, convicted of attempting to smuggle heroin in 2010 »

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12:33 pm | B.C. Supreme Court Justice Wendy Baker has convicted Hardev Sihota of Surrey, an associate of Punjabi singer K.S. Makhan…

Jul 4 2015 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Surrey RCMP and City have nothing better to do than kick out peaceful South Asian kids off soccer fields! »

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12:55 am | FOR a moment I couldn’t believe what I saw on CTV on Friday night: Two armed Surrey RCMP cops…

Jul 4 2015 / Read More »

Premier Clark admits health firings scandal needs more investigation, says NDP Leader Horgan »

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02:06 pm | NDP Leader John Horgan said on Friday that after months of insisting there was nothing more to learn about…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

Ontario’s Peel Regional Police warn of extortion scam targeting mainly new South Asian Canadians »

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12:16 pm | INVESTIGATORS from Ontario’s Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau would like to make the public aware of an extortion scam…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

Government asks ombudsperson to investigate controversial 2012 health ministry firings »

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11:24 am | HEALTH Minister Terry Lake on Friday sent a letter to Scott Hamilton, MLA, Chair of the Select Standing Committee…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

Metro Vancouverites fed up with TransLink were key to no victory »

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09:24 am |   RESIDENTS of Metro Vancouver articulate one main concern following the defeat of the Yes side in the Transit…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

It’s safe to eat India’s Maggi noodles »

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08:37 am |   New Delhi (IANS): The Canadian food regulator on Friday announced that Nestle India’s Maggi noodle products were safe for…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

Canada and asbestos »

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05:22 pm | BY KATHLEEN RUFF RightOnCanada.ca   THE position of the Canadian government is the same as that of the asbestos…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP tries out new community outreach campaign: “Coffee with a Cop” »

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03:21 pm |   SURREY RCMP are piloting a new community outreach campaign called “Coffee with a Cop” between July 10 and…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Surrey 2015 Canada Day Celebration hosts 100,000-plus crowd »

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08:19 am | CANADIAN rock royalty, Blue Rodeo, helped a crowd of more than 100,000 celebrate at Surrey’s annual Canada Day Celebration,…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Four people arrested at Cannabis Day protest at Vancouver Art Gallery »

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02:14 pm | VANCOUVER Police said on Wednesday that four people were arrested when police tried to stop a man from selling drugs…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Canada stands unique among the nations” »

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12:51 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday delivered the following remarks at the Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill:  …

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Water conservation urged for South Coast / Lower Fraser »

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03:46 pm | WITH weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the South Coast and Lower Fraser regions…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

‘Harper Government abuses Parliament one last time,’ says Leader of Opposition in Senate »

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01:03 pm | ABUSING its majority and circumventing the rules of the Senate, the Harper Government has cut off debate to force…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Stabbing victim known to police dropped off at Surrey hospital »

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11:19 am | SURREY RCMP are investigating a Monday night stabbing in which the victim was dropped off at a local area…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties »

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10:03 am | AT the halfway point of B.C.’s distracted driving consultation, it’s clear that British Columbians are very concerned about this…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

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2015 Fiat 500L: European Italian Flair in This Slick Family Car »

08:40 pm | The tiny Fiat 500 is now a common sight in Vancouver streets since its introduction in 2011 and has been a smash hit for Fiat/Chrysler. The cute, funky two-door is renowned for its great styling, retro charm and spunky handling. However one its drawbacks have been the tiny rear seats and lack of rear headroom…

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Rajnath asks Chouhan to probe journalist’s death »

03:36 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to get investigated the mysterious death of a Delhi-based journalist, an official said. “The home minister spoke to the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. We don’t have details of the conversation but he asked him to get…

Jul 5 2015 / Read More »

Colorado Rapids – 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 1: Manneh finds the net again but Whitecaps fall short  »

10:31 pm | COMMERCE CITY, Colorado: Kekuta Manneh provided the fireworks again but it was not enough as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10W-7L-2D) fell 2-1 versus Colorado Rapids (3W-6L-9D) on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The ‘Caps have been on a hot streak as of late, but they settle for a still impressive nine out of a possible 15 points in…

Jul 4 2015 / Read More »
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08:42 pm | Mrs. Bond! Look out, Mr. Bond. Sparks fly big time in Spy. Much better than 20th Century Fox’s previous Kingsman, clearly director Paul Feig truly knows what he’s doing when it comes to slicing and spicing up the world of espionage. Consider this year to be the biggest year in secret agent fare since the…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »
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International Day of Yoga at Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations attracted hardly 50 participants! »

02:42 pm | WHILE International Day of Yoga events in Surrey and at the UBC were expected to draw a large number of participants, what was to be the main event – at Downtown Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations – attracted hardly 50 participants!      …

Jun 21 2015 / Read More »
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01:33 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 11 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario   AS an aviation enthusiast, I enjoy attending various airshows and I feel compelled to help restore…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

Ontario’s Peel Regional Police warn of extortion scam targeting mainly new South Asian Canadians »

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12:16 pm | INVESTIGATORS from Ontario’s Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau would like to make the public aware of an extortion scam currently targeting mainly…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Alberta’s NDP government does the right thing by hiking minimum wage. B.C. must have highest minimum wage in Canada! »

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04:49 pm | THE NDP government won a spectacular victory in Alberta in May and the headline of my story at the time – “NDP’s…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Attending Ribfest for the first time »

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01:27 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 11 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario AS a newbie to the Ribfest festivities, I was…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Irfan Virji, 20, arrested in sexual assault investigation after placing rental ad on Kijiji »

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12:56 pm | IRFAN Virji, 20, of Toronto, was arrested on June 26 and charged with sexual assault. Toronto Police allege that on Sunday, June…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

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Vajpayee admitted ‘mistake’ in Gujarat: Former RAW chief »

11:01 am | New Delhi (IANS): Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that the “mistake” in Gujarat was the reason for the National…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

U.S. pizza shop owner sentenced for unlawfully exporting firearms and accessories to Pakistan »

09:12 am | BALTIMORE, Maryland: Kamran Ashfaq Malik, 35, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz on Monday to…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Modi heads for Central Asia; energy, connectivity, anti-terror on agenda »

02:50 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the five ‘stans” of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Legal fraternity, activists welcome Supreme Court ruling on mediation in rape »

02:46 pm |   New Delhi (IANS): Expressing hope that the Supreme Court ruling will have an effect on courts across the country, activists and the…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Rajnath asks Chouhan to probe journalist’s death »

03:36 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to get investigated the mysterious death of a Delhi-based journalist, an official…

Jul 5 2015 / Read More »

BJP, Congress engage in slugfest over IC-814 hijacking »

02:22 pm | New Delhi (IANS): The BJP and the Congress on Friday engaged in a political slugfest over former RAW chief A.S. Dulat’s claims that IC-814 hijacking case of 1999 was mishandled.…

Jul 3 2015 / Read More »

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