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South Asian seniors using Beaver Creek Park mighty upset at City of Surrey’s plan to remove covered picnic tables »

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03:41 pm | BY RATTAN MALL     SOUTH Asian seniors who have been using the covered picnic tables at Beaver Creek Park at 12270 – 66 Avenue are terribly upset and feel discriminated against by…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Ontario’s Peel District School Board Trustee Harkirat Singh loses position for failure to file election expenses »

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02:13 pm | YOU snooze, you lose. That’s what two public school board trustees in Ontario are finding out after they failed to file their election expenses by last Friday’s (March 27) 2 p.m. deadline. And…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Dr. Aditya C. Jha appointed to National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors »

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01:02 pm |  DR. Aditya C. Jha has been appointed a member of the National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors. Pierre Poilievre, federal Minister of Employment and Social Development, made the announcement on Monday. The…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Surrey and Richmond will each have one new riding in 2017 provincial election »

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03:23 pm | SURREY and Richmond will each have one new riding in the 2017 provincial election if the preliminary report of the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission that was released on Thursday by its Chairman, Justice…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

A full house at Stop Racism event in Surrey »

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03:00 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Instructor of Race and Ethnic Relations Department of Sociology Langara College, Vancouver   THE International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is observed in March to collectively work…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Tim Uppal defends government’s record on acknowleding, educating and commemorating tragic events about Komagata Maru »

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02:04 pm | TIM Uppal, federal Minister of State for Multiculturalism, on Thursday, apparently reacting to Wednesday’s demand by Punjab for an apology in Parliament for the Komagata Maru incident, issued a statement highlighting a number…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

VOICE’s scoop last week on Modi coming to Vancouver confirmed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper »

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08:28 am | THE VOICE’s scoop posted online on March 17 at 3:35 p.m. that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to visit Vancouver was confirmed on Wednesday morning by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

146,336 Indian students form the second largest group in U.S. schools, nine percent increase since October »

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07:00 am | INDIAN students form the second largest group in U.S. schools. There are 146,336 students from India – a nine percent increase since last October. Chinese students form the largest group: 331,371 – a…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Punjab demands apology from Canadian Parliament over Komagata Maru tragedy »

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06:10 am | PUNJAB state’s assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday seeking an apology from the Canadian government for the Komagata Maru incident, according to reports in Indian media. The resolution said: “The Indian government…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Appeal Court rejects Ninderjit Singh’s appeal for reduction of parole ineligibility period »

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02:57 pm | THE B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Ninderjit Singh, who had pleaded guilty to the January 26, 1999 second-degree murder of Poonam Randhawa, 18, to reduce his period of parole…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Gurjot Kooner and Arjun Gill win silver at Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships »

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02:53 pm | Manheet Kahlon, Nishanpreet Randhawa, Ajay Gill win gold in junior championships   2015 Senior Freestyle Champions were crowned at the ASICS Junior / Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships, at Brock University in St. Catharines,…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Videos available for new immigrants in Punjabi and other languages to learn about tuberculosis »

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11:41 am | THE BC Centre for Disease Control and the BC Lung Association have created videos in six languages aimed at helping recent immigrants and travellers better understand the difference between tuberculosis disease and inactive…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

CRTC issued notices of violation and warning letters to call centres located in Pakistan, India and U.S. »

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10:05 am | THE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Tuesday announced that four air duct cleaning companies paid a total of $55,000 as part of a settlement following violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »
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Raise welfare rates, diverse crowd tells government »

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04:37 pm | CHANTING, “What do we want? Raise the rates” and “Tax the rich to feed the poor,” over 150 people…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

  ICBC launches speaker tour across B.C. to keep youth safe »

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03:09 pm | ON average, six youth are killed and 1,660 injured in crashes during graduation season from April to June in…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

Improved application process coming to BC Provincial Nominee Program »

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02:11 pm | B.C.’S labour market and economic development priorities will be front and centre in a redesigned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu says officer criticized for doing his job »

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01:16 pm | VANCOUVER Police Chief Jim Chu said on Tuesday that in reviewing the article Cops Run Amok in a recent…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

$182-million Integrated Case Management System has not fulfilled its key objectives: Auditor General »

10:14 am | B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer on Tuesday said that the Integrated Case Management System that has cost $182 million…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

South Asian Women Against Violence Against Women hosting free movie screening of Honor Diaries »

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10:03 am | SOUTH Asian Women Against Violence Against Women are hosting a movie screening of Honor Diaries free of charge on…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite voting packages mailed – what’s next? »

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09:20 am | ELECTIONS BC has mailed over 1.5 million voting packages to registered voters in Metro Vancouver for the vote-by-mail 2015…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

 CRIME: Arrests made in a series of BC violent crimes with Alberta connections »

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02:30 pm | A multi-jurisdictional investigation, led by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), the Edmonton Police Service,…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Aggravated assault charge against three South Asians of Brampton upgraded to manslaughter »

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11:27 am | Mississauga: Peel Regional Police officers from the 12 Division, Criminal Investigations Bureau, became involved in an investigation of an…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Key features of District of Saanich employee monitoring software violate employee privacy rights, says Privacy Commissioner »

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10:23 am | IN an investigation report released on Monday, B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is recommending that the District…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Team Izzat’s 11th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Classic »

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10:42 am | TEAM Izzat’s 11th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Classic takes place on Saturday, April 11 at Delta’s Seaquam Secondary…

Mar 28 2015 / Read More »

Jagdish Gill of Toronto and Sukhi Panesar of Surrey on Canada’s national team for Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia »

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02:39 pm | THE Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team is headed to Ipoh, Malaysia, to compete against a handful of the…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Multicultural group of 13 charged with 66 drugs and firearms offences in Surrey RCMP investigation »

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02:34 pm | AS a result of a 21-month-long investigation into drug trafficking in Surrey, 13 Lower Mainland residents have been charged…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Two more males known to police shot in Surrey »

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07:57 am | TWO Surrey males in their mid-twenties and known to police suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds on Thursday night. Police said…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

All charges against South Asian trucker involved in 2012 collision that killed Surrey RCMP Constable Oliver stayed »

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11:20 pm |   THE law firm representing trucker Harjit Singh Lotay on Thursday informed the media, including The VOICE, that all…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Transit Police arrest two men in separate sexual assault incidents »

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12:12 pm | TWO men have been arrested by Metro Vancouver Transit Police for separate incidents of sexual assault on Transit. On…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Dentistry From The Heart event offers FREE smiles »

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10:49 am | THE Pacific Oral Health Centre is offering free smiles to anyone who is in need of dental care. The…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Simran Kapoor, Miss World Canada 2015 delegate and Hollywood visual effects coordinator, lives life to the fullest »

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10:18 am | SIMRAN Kapoor, 24, loves to experience each moment of life to the fullest. “I consider myself as a consummate…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

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All-New 2016 Honda Pilot SUV »

12:28 pm | A completely re-engineered and redesigned Honda Pilot SUV makes its debut The all-new, eight-passenger Pilot SUV will raise the stakes in the mainstream three-row SUV segment with new technology, advanced safety, improved fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility. The new Pilot represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new standout technologies, versatility,…

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Supreme Court notice to Advani, Joshi over Babri demolition »

08:49 am | New Delhi (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and 17 others on a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging them of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992. Besides the two, union minister Uma Bharti and Rajasthan Governor…

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WFC2 fall to 4-0 defeat against Sounders FC 2 »

08:53 pm | TUKWILA, WASHINGTO: Onwards and upwards. Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2 – 0W-1L-0D) fell 4-0 to Seattle Sounders FC 2 (S2 – 2W-0L-0D) on Sunday afternoon in their inaugural United Soccer League match at the Starfire Sports Complex. The youthful ‘Caps showed some promise going forward but fell victim to a dominant offensive display from S2 forwards Andy…

Mar 29 2015 / Read More »

’71 (PG) **** »

12:32 pm | Runner! War can be hell. Watch things heat up big time in ’71. Away from the world’s current conflict with radical Islamist inspired terrorists religion also played a central role in the troubled region of Ireland back in the 60s and 70s. Thanks to ’71 we bear witness to the carnage faced by locals and…

Mar 28 2015 / Read More »
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Ontario’s Peel District School Board Trustee Harkirat Singh loses position for failure to file election expenses »

02:13 pm | YOU snooze, you lose. That’s what two public school board trustees in Ontario are finding out after they failed to file their election expenses by last Friday’s (March 27) 2…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Dr. Aditya C. Jha appointed to National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors »

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01:02 pm |  DR. Aditya C. Jha has been appointed a member of the National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors. Pierre Poilievre, federal Minister…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Aggravated assault charge against three South Asians of Brampton upgraded to manslaughter »

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11:27 am | Mississauga: Peel Regional Police officers from the 12 Division, Criminal Investigations Bureau, became involved in an investigation of an aggravated assault which…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »
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Missing Rahul to return to action on April 19: Digvijaya »

11:42 am | New Delhi (IANS): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend a farmers’ rally here on April 19, senior party leader…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Bharat Ratna, Padma awards conferred on prominent people »

11:36 am | New Delhi (IANS): India’s high civilian honours – the Bharat Ratna and Padma awards – were on Monday conferred by President Pranab…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

U.S. Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senators John Cornyn Mark Warner: India a ‘critical ally’ »

09:54 pm | WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senator John Cornyn (Republican – Texas) and Senator Mark Warner (Democrat – Virginia) have sent a…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

U.S. Senate India Caucus co-chairs call for Diwali commemorative stamp »

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09:43 pm | WASHINGTON: Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Mark Warner (Democrat – Virginia) and John Cornyn (Republican – Texas) have submitted a resolution calling for…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »
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Supreme Court notice to Advani, Joshi over Babri demolition »

08:49 am | New Delhi (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and 17 others on a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

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