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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 »

UPDATED: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo dies after being shot at Ottawa’s National War Memorial by Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau »

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08:29 am |     FEDERAL Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney was the first to confirm on Wednesday that a soldier who had been shot at Ottawa’s National War Memorial around 9:50 a.m. (EST) by…

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 »

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 »

RCMP assistant commissioner Dan Malo cautions community from getting complacent about decrease in gang-related homicides »

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02:34 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Langara College     ASSISTANT Commissioner Dan Malo, Lower Mainland District Commander of RCMP, warns the community not to get complacent about the decrease…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Discrimination against South Asians and Chinese? So WHAT’S NEW, eh!? »

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12:05 am | THE Insights West survey in which more than four-in-five Chinese and South Asian respondents say they have faced some form of discrimination as a result of their ethnicity shouldn’t come as a surprise…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

Nearly all Chinese and South Asian British Columbians have faced discrimination »

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08:32 am |   IN a groundbreaking survey of 658 Chinese and South Asian British Columbians conducted by Insights West through the Your Insights Multicultural Panel, more than four-in-five respondents say they have faced some form…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
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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 Business Award Finalists Announced »

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04:30 pm |     ON Thursday, November 6, 2014, the Surrey Board of Trade will recognize 6 of Surrey’s best businesses in…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP and partners remind residents of fireworks bylaws »

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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 »

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 »

Multicultural Diwali organized by Sanatan Cultural Society in White Rock attracts thousands »

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03:59 pm |     LAST Saturday (October 18), Diwali was celebrated with great enthusiasm at White Rock beach with thousands of…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

New distracted driving penalties in effect now »

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02:08 pm |   DRIVERS are being advised to put their hand-held electronic devices away, as the province’s new distracted driving penalties…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Former MLA Brenda Locke says ‘No’ to Riverview-style institution, slams Linda Hepner »

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02:04 pm |   FORMER MLA Brenda Locke who’s running for Surrey Council says the creation of an institution for mentally ill…

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…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Alnoor Ramji permanently banned by BCSC for concealing control position of shares in Clean Power Concepts Inc. »

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12:40 pm |     IN a settlement agreement with the British Columbia Securities Commission, a B.C. man has agreed to pay…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Delta Police Constable Jordan MacWilliams charged with second-degree murder in shooting death of Mehrdad Bayrami »

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11:57 am |   THE Criminal Justice Branch (CJB) of the Ministry of Justice announced Monday that a charge of second degree…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

ON THE ROAD with HARVEY: Lighten up this fall and get ready for Diwali »

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10:27 am |   BY HARVEY KOONER ICBC Road Safety Coordinator   WITH fall comes Diwali, the festival of lights, a wonderful…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Canada supports relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir: Deepak Obhrai »

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12:22 pm |   DEEPAK Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, visited Jammu and…

Oct 18 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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Indian-origin student named America’s Top Young Scientist »

01:34 pm | Washington (IANS): Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student, has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative, eco-friendly battery design that could help lower harmful greenhouse gases. A ninth grader from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Doshi was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist”, $25,000 and a student adventure trip to a destination…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

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

09:43 am | A City of Surrey staff report passed by City Council yesterday recommends displacing 29 sports local sports groups to accommodate the Whitecaps USL Pro team, which is a plan that has already been rejected by the City of New Westminster in September due to concern over costs. The Whitecaps have spent the past year looking…

Oct 21 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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Province introducing new legislation to make Ontario’s roads safer »

11:01 am | ONTARIO is introducing legislation that, if passed, would help keep the province’s roads among the safest in North America by reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. If passed, the proposed legislation…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

UPDATED: Hashmukhlal Mistry, 61, killed his wife Manjulaben Mistry,57, and father, Dewabhai Mistry, 91, before killing himself, say police »

09:45 am | Brampton –Peel Regional Police say that Hashmukhial Mistry, 61, of Brampton killed his wife, Manjulaben Mistry,57, and then his elderly father,Dewabhai Mistry, 91,…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

Scarborough Hospital to Host Its First Patient and Staff Safety Fair »

09:45 am | AS part of Canadian Patient Safety Week, The Scarborough Hospital will host its first Patient and Staff Safety Fair on October 27 and…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »
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India

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 »

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…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

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 only early next week after the Diwali festival…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

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