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Story of well-known Sarjit ‘Mac’ Singh of Surrey brought to life by heritage re-enactment troupe »

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12:02 am | THE story of Sarjit ‘Mac’ Singh is set to be retold through a re-enactor with the City of Surrey. A trailblazing South Asian Surrey resident who owned Cloverdale Produce and was integral to…

May 26 2016 / Read More »

Jagdish Tehara of Regina charged with second-degree murder in death of wife Sandeep »

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01:31 pm |   THE Regina Police announced on Tuesday that Sandeep Kaur Tehara, 38, who was found dead in a residence in the 200-block of Upland Drive on Sunday (May 22), was a homicide victim.…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Stephen Harper should have resigned as MP right after disgraceful defeat of Conservative Party »

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12:46 pm |   WHY has it taken former prime minister Stephen Harper so long to decide to resign, if media reports on Wednesday that he will do so before Parliament resumes in the fall are…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Accused in January 2013 slaying of Manraj Akalirai to be sentenced on June 17 »

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10:37 am | AMRITPAL Dhillon and Amritpaul Rakhra, who were found guilty of manslaughter last November by a B.C. Supreme Court jury in the January 23, 2013 slaying case of Manraj Akalirai, 19, of Vancouver, are…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Jazzy B is the first South Asian entertainer to have name added to BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk »

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09:24 pm | INTERNATIONAL Bhangra superstar Jazzy B has become the first South Asian entertainer to have his name added to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk in Vancouver. Jazzy B – Jaswinder Singh Bains…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Regrets about the Liberal win? So far, voters have few »

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05:43 pm | BY BRUCE ANDERSON & DAVID COLETTO Abacus Data Inc.   HERE’S what our latest political mood data looks like: (The online survey was conducted with 2,000 Canadians aged 18 and over from May…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Atif Rafay of North Vancouver – who murdered his parents and disabled sister – back in the news »

Atif Rafay at Monroe's state prison.

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05:14 pm |   BY RATTAN MALL   JUST when you had forgotten about the brutal Lower Mainland killers, Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns, who murdered Rafay’s parents – who had immigrated to Canada from Pakistan…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Four South Asian players among 20 selected for Canada’s pre-Olympic men’s field hockey European tour »

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02:22 pm | South Asians Sukhi Panesar (Surrey), Jagdish Gill (Toronto), Devohn Noronha-Teixeira (Mississauga) and Keegan Pereira (Ajax) on team   CANADA’S Men’s National Field Hockey Program has confirmed the 20 athletes selected for a pre-Olympic…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Retired mathematics educator Dr. Kanwal Singh Neel to receive honorary degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University »

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01:08 pm |   RETIRED Richmond mathematics educator Dr. Kanwal Singh Neel can add another distinction to his multiplying awards and accolades: an honorary degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). The award recognizes Neel’s decades of…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation holds candlelight vigil, thanks Prime Minister Trudeau for apology in Parliament »

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10:25 pm | KOMAGATA Maru Heritage Foundation held a candlelight vigil on May 23 (Sunday), the 102nd anniversary of the Komagata Maru’s arrival in Vancouver. The foundation’s president, Harbhajan Singh Gill, thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for…

May 23 2016 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Trudeau’s blunder in House of Commons an aberration that will NOT affect his popularity as such, but he needs to take it easy »

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11:13 am | EAT your hearts out, you Conservatives and NDPers, for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s blunder in the House of Commons – for which he has been apologizing without reservation endlessly – will NOT affect…

May 20 2016 / Read More »

GARY THANDI’S COLUMN: BC Community Corrections: Failing South Asian families impacted by addictions »

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03:21 pm |     I used to naively believe that simply pointing out a social issue, and offering a viable solution to it, would be enough to get things done to fix a particular issue.…

May 19 2016 / Read More »

Ottawa murder trial begins in January 2014 death of Jagtar Gill »

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10:39 am | Gill’s husband and his co-worker face first-degree murder charge   THE trial of Bhupinderpal Gill, 39, and Gurpreet Ronald, 36, who are both charged with first-degree murder in the January 29, 2014 murder…

May 19 2016 / Read More »
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Alberta wildfires update – May 25: Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control »

The grayish brown swirl that is combining with the clouds billowing over Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada is smoke that has risen from the Fort McMurray fire complex.  This image taken by the Terra satellite's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 17, 2016.  Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.

04:37 pm | THE Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control. It is estimated to cover 566,188 hectares, including 4,600 hectares in Saskatchewan.…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

RCMP advices drivers to do better after Victoria Day long weekend »

04:32 pm | GREATER numbers of distracted and speeding drivers were pulled over by BC RCMP provincial Integrated Road Safety Units this…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

White Rock condominium fire determined to be suspicious, RCMP seeking witnesses »

04:15 pm | THE White Rock Fire Department and White Rock RCMP have after an investigation determined that the May 15  in…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

90 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents want immediate action on Regional Transportation Plan »

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03:13 pm | NINETY per cent of Metro Vancouver residents think a regional multi-year transportation plan should be rolled out immediately, and…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Major improvements to Coquihalla Highway will provide additional safety for commercial trucking industry »

11:46 am | JATI Sidhu, MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, was joined on Wednesday by B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

16-year-old male charged in May 11 East Vancouver shooting »

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11:36 am | A charge of attempted murder has been recommended against a 16-year-old boy in connection with the May 11 shooting…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

No charges in weird incident involving naked woman in Vancouver »

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11:29 am | VANCOUVER Police Department announced on Wednesday that no charges will be recommended in the weird incident involving a naked…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Pregnancy Passport helps moms-to-be through their special journey »

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09:47 am |   WOMEN expecting a baby can access a new Pregnancy Passport to help them have a healthy pregnancy, track…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Breathing new life into yoga »

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09:30 am |   FOR Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher who graduates from UBC at the end of…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Police involved shooting in East Vancouver after bizarre incident of car fire in McDonald’s parking lot (updated) »

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04:20 pm | ONE suspect has been arrested after an incident involving a car fire in the McDonald’s parking lot in the…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

UBC receives more than $27 million in provincial funding for research and innovation »

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04:10 pm |   THE B.C. government has awarded the University of British Columbia (UBC) more than $27 million through the BC…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

BC Wildfire personnel head to Alberta and Ontario »

04:07 pm | THE BC Wildfire Service is sending personnel to Alberta and Ontario to aid in fire response efforts, announced Forests, Lands…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Delta Police and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement conduct annual commercial vehicle inspection blitz May 24-26 »

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02:59 pm | FROM May 24 to 26, the Delta Police Department Traffic Section in partnership with the provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Look out, drivers! Surrey RCMP will be out on the roads watching you! »

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02:53 pm | WHILE National Road Safety Week may have just ended, the Surrey RCMP say they continue to focus on traffic safety…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

TransLink invites public’s opinion on its Transit Fare Review: Online survey May 24-June 30 »

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11:00 am | TRANSLINK on Tuesday launched a Transit Fare Review to help reimagine the transit fare system. This two-year process aims…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Shots fired on McCallum Road in Abbotsford not connected to Townline Hill conflict »

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10:25 am | ON Monday (May 23) at 8:30 p.m., the Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Tourism visitation to B.C. up 16.8% in first three months of 2016 »

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11:11 pm | THE first part of 2016 brings more good news for B.C. tourism. The latest international visitor numbers show that tourism…

May 21 2016 / Read More »

Violent five-day crime spree in Vancouver ends with arrest of man known to police »

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06:48 pm | ONE man remains in custody facing a number of charges after a violent five-day crime spree. Shortly after 11…

May 20 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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Tourism visitation to B.C. up 16.8% in first three months of 2016 »

11:11 pm | THE first part of 2016 brings more good news for B.C. tourism. The latest international visitor numbers show that tourism visitation is up 16.8% during the first three months of 2016 with 121,306 more visitors to the province over the same period last year. The number of international visitors in March is up 19.6% over March…

May 21 2016 / Read More »
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Four South Asian players among 20 selected for Canada’s pre-Olympic men’s field hockey European tour »

02:22 pm | South Asians Sukhi Panesar (Surrey), Jagdish Gill (Toronto), Devohn Noronha-Teixeira (Mississauga) and Keegan Pereira (Ajax) on team   CANADA’S Men’s National Field Hockey Program has confirmed the 20 athletes selected for a pre-Olympic tour in Europe from June 6-21. And four of them are South Asians: Sukhi Panesar (Surrey, B.C.), Jagdish Gill (Toronto, Ontario), Devohn…

May 24 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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Exercise at any age could keep Alzheimer’s away »

01:44 pm | New York (IANS): Regular exercise at any age could keep the mind young and help you stave off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. People with dementia may experience memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. In this study, the researchers discovered a positive correlation between fitness and blood flow to areas of the…

May 17 2016 / Read More »

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MayMadness in Halton Hills, a truly youth oriented event »

11:27 pm |   BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 12 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario   INSPIRE Halton is a commendable non-profit organization in our local community of Halton Hills. It helps…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

BC Wildfire personnel head to Alberta and Ontario »

04:07 pm | THE BC Wildfire Service is sending personnel to Alberta and Ontario to aid in fire response efforts, announced Forests, Lands and Natural Resource…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Turban Up! at Yonge-Dundas Square »

02:25 pm | ON May 15, despite the rain and cold temperatures, Turban Up! transformed Yonge-Dundas Square into a rainbow of brightly coloured turban cloth, a free…

May 23 2016 / Read More »

Ottawa murder trial begins in January 2014 death of Jagtar Gill »

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10:39 am | Gill’s husband and his co-worker face first-degree murder charge   THE trial of Bhupinderpal Gill, 39, and Gurpreet Ronald, 36, who are…

May 19 2016 / Read More »

Oakville community walk for everlasting peace »

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01:27 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 12 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario THE events of 9/11 certainly shook the world and…

May 18 2016 / Read More »

South Asia

Congolese national’s murder: India placates African envoys »

01:51 pm | New Delhi (IANS): With African heads of mission demanding strong action from the government in the wake of a Congolese man’s murder…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

Angry African diplomats seek answers from government over attacks and harassment »

11:05 pm |   New Delhi (IANS): The Indian government, seeking to woo the 54-nation African continent, was expected to answer some tough questions from…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Congress retorts, names public toilet after Rishi Kapoor »

Allahabad: Congress workers paste pictures of actor Rishi Kapoor at a public toilet in Allahabad on May 24. (Photo: IANS)

03:52 pm |   Lucknow (IANS): Congress workers on Tuesday named a public toilet in Allahabad after Rishi Kapoor, apparently as a retort to the…

May 24 2016 / Read More »

Chabahar agreement inked: Modi calls it creation of history »

Tehran: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, witness the signing of trilateral agreements between India, Afghanistan and Iran, in Tehran, Iran on May 23. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

08:31 pm | Tehran (IANS): India and Iran on Monday took a major step in boosting connectivity and trade with the inking of the Chabahar…

May 23 2016 / Read More »
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Taliban name Islamic scholar Haibatullah as Mansour successor »

02:02 pm |   Kabul (IANS): The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday named Haibatullah Akhundzada, an inflentual religious scholar rather than a combatant, as its head after the killing of Akhtar Mansour in a…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

SP main rival in UP polls, not decided on CM face: Amit Shah »

01:54 pm | New Delhi (IANS): BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party has not decided if it will project a chief ministerial candidate for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next…

May 25 2016 / Read More »

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