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RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, Surrey’s Officer in Charge, takes the helm at the Lower Mainland District »

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy

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04:11 pm | ASSISTANT Commissioner Bill Fordy has been named as new Lower Mainland District Commander with the BC RCMP. Fordy will also continue to lead the Surrey RCMP while the City of Surrey and RCMP…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Government will end self-regulation in real estate industry »

Premier Christy Clark

01:20 pm |   THE B.C. government will end the self-regulation in the real estate industry and overhaul governance, oversight, transparency and accountability of the sector, Premier Christy Clark announced on Wednesday. She said: “After reading…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

NDP Leader Horgan calls for task force to fight tax fraud and money laundering in B.C. real estate industry »

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12:31 pm |   B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan is calling for a multi-agency task force to fight tax fraud and money laundering in the B.C. real estate marketplace. “Premier Christy Clark should have taken concrete…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Avtar Hothi of Kamloops rescues woman from river with the help of his turban »

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11:47 am | IT was a matter of life and death and Avtar Hothi didn’t hesitate to take off his turban and use it to pull a woman from the North Thompson River to safety last…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh criticizes some Canadian ministers and MPs for supporting Khalistan »

Captian Amarinder Sigh with Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian National Congress.

01:33 pm |   PUNJAB Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reiterated that some Canadian MPs and ministers had openly supported Khalistan at some point of time or are still supporting it, reports The Tribune…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Lt.-Col. (retired) Pritam Jauhal: A GIANT of a man I always admired »

The Queen meets with Lt.-Col. (retired) Jauhal during her visit to Victoria during the Commonwealth Games in  1994. 

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11:14 am | BY RATTAN MALL   WHAT an incredibly courageous and dignified man he was! Lt.-Col. (retired) Pritam Jauhal, who passed away on Sunday (June 26) at age 95 in Surrey, B.C., forced Canada to…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Ontario first in Canada to introduce mandatory entry-level training for Class A truck drivers »

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10:13 am | ONTARIO is introducing mandatory entry-level training for new commercial Class A truck drivers. Individuals seeking a Class A licence in Ontario on or after July 1, 2017, will need to successfully complete mandatory entry-level…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Lt.-Col Pritam Singh Jauhal, Sikh pioneer, passes away; funeral on Sunday »

Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal

05:49 pm | ONE of the most celebrated and respected figures in the Sikh community in Canada, Ret. Lt. Col. Pritam Singh Jauhal, passed away peacefully on Sunday with his family by his side.  Lt. Col.…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

Punjabi Language Education Association: The state of the Punjabi language in B.C. »

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01:40 pm | BY BALWANT SANGHERA THE Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) had its Annual General Meeting last week in Surrey. In addition to the PLEA Board members, attendees included a number of well-wishers of Punjabi,…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards: winners include composer and singer Kiran Ahluwalia and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan »

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01:27 pm | TWO-TIME Juno Award-winning composer and singer Kiran Ahluwalia and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan are among those who feature in this year’s BC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. Others include Room author Emma Donoghue…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP expand outreach to city’s diverse communities »

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11:11 am | DID YOU KNOW?: The Surrey RCMP’s Diversity Unit plans to add two more police officers and another municipal support staff coordinator to keep up with increasing demand for their services.   AS we…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne lays wreath at Air India Memorial »

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10:23 am | ON Saturday, June 25, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne along with Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East -Cooksville, met with families of the victims of the 1985 Air India bombing and laid a wreath…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

Horgan says BC NDP will raise minimum wage to $15 in its first term   »

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09:40 pm |   BC NDP Leader John Horgan announced on Sunday in Kamloops that an NDP government would get to a $15 per hour minimum wage in its first term. “It’s not good enough that…

Jun 26 2016 / Read More »
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“Legacy of Sikhs in Canada” conference by Akal Academy Surrey and Khalsa Diwan Society, New Westminster »

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11:03 pm | AKAL Academy Surrey and Khalsa Diwan Society, New Westminster, are conducting a conference on “Legacy of Sikhs in Canada” and…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Education Minister Bernier responds to Vancouver School Board budget   »

Mike Bernier

10:49 pm |   EDUCATION Minister Mike Bernier on Wednesday said that he is disappointed that the Vancouver School Board chose to…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

NEWS IN BRIEF: AMANDEEP HANS AND PAVANDEEP HANS / JASWINDER SINGH BAGRI »

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06:35 pm | AMANDEEP HANS AND PAVANDEEP HANS: B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies wrote in his judgement against Volvo Trucks: “On…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Surrey MP Randeep Sarai to host National Defence Policy Review Town Hall with Surrey residents »

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05:25 pm |   THE Department of National Defence has launched public consultations on Canada’s defence policy review – the first of…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

International Yudh Gatka Sikh Martial Arts Tournament – 2016 Canada Day »

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03:45 pm |   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PljNhIhA6w&feature=youtu.be   THIS year for the first time the 14th Annual International Yudh Gatka Tournament will take place…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Abbotsford shooting on George Ferguson Way not connected to Townline Hill conflict; three suspects arrested »

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03:09 pm | ABBOTSFORD Police spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird told The VOICE that the shooting near a residence in the 24100-block of…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Minister says Metro Vancouver has been fully engaged in George Massey Tunnel project since 2012 »

Proposed bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel.

02:18 pm | INISTER of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone on Wednesday released a statement on Metro Vancouver’s position on the George…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

ICBC and police team up for annual summer campaign: CounterAttack roadchecks begin July 1 »

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12:25 pm |   SUMMER can be a deadly time on B.C. roads, with 46 per cent of impaired driving-related deaths occurring…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Why Canadians should embrace a new, gender neutral “O Canada”: UBC Prof. Veronica Strong-Boag »

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09:50 am | A bill to make Canada’s national anthem more gender neutral recently passed in the House of Commons. Bill C-210,…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Metro Vancouver says it’s unable to support the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project as proposed »

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09:40 am |   METRO Vancouver says it understands the congestion issues facing Highway 99 and the George Massey tunnel, but is…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Crash rates are down or unchanged in 19 of 33 new speed zones; speed limit to be rolled back on two sections »

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04:58 pm | NEW data released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure shows that crash rates have dropped, or…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Vancouver Police warn public following discovery of W-18 in the city »

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04:42 pm | VANCOUVER Police are warning the public that the deadly drug W-18 has been discovered in the city. On April…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Working poverty on the rise in most Metro Vancouver municipalities: New study »

04:40 pm | CONTRARY to stereotypes about poverty being concentrated mainly in Vancouver and Surrey, a new study finds the growing ranks…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Health Canada recall: IKEA Canada recalls IKEA chests of drawers »

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03:09 pm | HEALTH Canada advises that consumers should immediately stop using all affected IKEA Canada chests of drawers that are not…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Province seeking qualified firms for Massey replacement »

02:42 pm | THE Government of British Columbia has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for parties interested in delivering the George…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Trudeau announces end of visa requirement for Mexican visitors; Opposition says he’s politicized a national security issue »

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12:36 pm |   PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors beginning…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Shots fired into Surrey residence early Tuesday morning »

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12:09 pm | SURREY RCMP are investigating an incident of shots fired into a residence early Tuesday morning and are appealing for…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Man known to police turns up with gunshot wound at Surrey hospital »

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12:01 pm | SURREY RCMP announced on Tuesday that at about 8:40 p.m. on Monday (June 27), they were advised that a…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

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2016 Mercedes Benz GLE: Fitting replacement for the M-Class »

07:13 pm | The 2016 Mercedes – Benz GLE class is an all new line of vehicles from the premium German automaker and replaces the previous M-Class. We tested the GLE300d Coupe, not really a coupe, but a sleek, four-door CUV with its fastback design and powerful, purposeful look. The new GLE-Class, arrives with a range of powertrains…

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Cheers! Maximum sample size of booze increased »

12:36 pm |   THE Province is supporting increased consumer choice and encouraging the growth of B.C. small businesses by modernizing policy to allow any establishment that sells liquor to provide samples in a socially responsible manner. In response to feedback from British Columbians and small businesses through the Liquor Policy Review, government has increased the maximum sample…

Jun 23 2016 / Read More »
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 2 , Toronto FC – 1 (2-2 on aggregate) : Heartbreak for Whitecaps as Toronto score late to steal Voyageurs Cup »

10:39 pm | BY RYAN LEHAL   IT looked like Vancouver Whitecaps FC were going to cruise to a back-to-back Voyageurs Cup victory. For a tournament that was once not very kind to the ‘Caps, they were poised for an extended run at glory. However, Toronto FC had other ideas as they stole the Amway Canadian Championship directly…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »
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Dwayne Johnson lauds Priyanka for handling pressure, action »

01:53 pm | Los Angeles (IANS): Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson has appreciated how Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, the villain of his next movie “Baywatch”, handled the “pressure” and the “kind of action” that the movie has. Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, shared a video on Instagram and captioned it: “I told Priyanka Chopra at the start of…

May 17 2016 / Read More »
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Vital role of loyalty to be highlighted at Christian conventions in Abbotsford in July; 18,000 will be attending »

04:33 pm | IN a world where fraud, terrorism, and disloyalty are common one might conclude that loyalty is dead or at least passé. Against this backdrop the public is invited to a 3-day educational conference to spotlight the vital role loyalty plays in developing strong, healthy relationships within families, between friends, and within the community. A series of…

Jun 23 2016 / Read More »

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Peel Regional Police say displaced residents are now allowed to return to their homes »

05:38 pm | ON Tuesday, June 28, a house explosion in the area of Hickory Drive and Dixie Road in Mississauga caused residents to be evacuated and they were not able to return to…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Ontario first in Canada to introduce mandatory entry-level training for Class A truck drivers »

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10:13 am | ONTARIO is introducing mandatory entry-level training for new commercial Class A truck drivers. Individuals seeking a Class A licence in Ontario on or…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

15-year-old arrested for four knife-point robberies »

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09:59 am | INVESTIGATORS with Peel Regional Police’s Central Robbery Bureau and 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have made an arrest in Project ‘Thorne’, an investigation…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne lays wreath at Air India Memorial »

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10:23 am | ON Saturday, June 25, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne along with Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East -Cooksville, met with families of the…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

Premier Kathleen Wynne at the scattering of cremated remains announcement »

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10:17 am | ON Saturday, June 25, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton, Kevin Flynn, MPP…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

South Asia

‘Achhe din’ for government staff, pensioners with massive hikes »

09:15 am |   New Delhi (IANS): A bonanza of 16 per cent pay hike and 24 per cent increase in pension, with arrears from…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh criticizes some Canadian ministers and MPs for supporting Khalistan »

Captian Amarinder Sigh with Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian National Congress.

01:33 pm |   PUNJAB Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reiterated that some Canadian MPs and ministers had openly supported Khalistan at some…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Lt.-Col. (retired) Pritam Jauhal: A GIANT of a man I always admired »

The Queen meets with Lt.-Col. (retired) Jauhal during her visit to Victoria during the Commonwealth Games in  1994. 

Photo by Srianti Perera

11:14 am | BY RATTAN MALL   WHAT an incredibly courageous and dignified man he was! Lt.-Col. (retired) Pritam Jauhal, who passed away on Sunday…

Jun 28 2016 / Read More »

Modi pulls up Swamy for ‘publicity stunts,’ admits to ‘lot of problems’ with China »

Narendra Modi

01:23 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Asserting his authority in no uncertain terms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pulled up BJP leader Subramanian Swamy…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »

Cabinet paves way for shops, restaurants, cinemas to stay open 24/7 »

09:24 am | New Delhi (IANS): Emphasising on the adage that the consumer is king, people will soon be able to shop, eat and watch movies at their convenience even at the most…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

Military Service Pay doubled for armed forces »

09:22 am | New Delhi (IANS): The 7th Pay Commission recommendations approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday has accepted doubling the ‘Military Service Pay’ to defence personnel, and also introduced steps for…

Jun 29 2016 / Read More »

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