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Trudeau meets with Chairman of Tata Sons Limited »

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01:39 pm | PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau  met on Tuesday with Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of Tata Sons Limited and Tata representatives. The discussion focused on investments in Canada and strategic partnerships with Canadian businesses across sectors…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

Brampton karate instructor Satnam Rayat arrested in sexual assault case involving nine-year-old female student »

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01:13 pm |   PEEL Regional Police’s investigators from the Special Victims Unit have charged a 57-year-old Satnam Rayat, owner and operator of ‘Rayat Karate’ that operates in the area of Bovaird Drive and Williams Parkway…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

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Rights groups sue government over citizenship stripping »

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04:35 pm |   THE B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) on Monday launched a legal challenge to protect the rights of Canadians facing revocation of their Canadian citizenship…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains gets the go-ahead to seek fourth term »

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04:10 pm | IT was just a formality. MLA Harry Bains was acclaimed as the BC NDP candidate for Surrey-Newton at a nomination meeting on Monday, clearing the way for his fourth run for office. Bains…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

3300 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has a new home »

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05:55 pm | THE 3300 British Columbia Regiment (Bhai Kanhaiya) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has a new home in Surrey this week. You will now see cadets marching, learning and having fun at the Guru…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More »

Jamie Bacon’s trial now put off until March 2018 »

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05:12 pm | BACK in July 2015, The VOICE had reported: “Additional pre-trial applications and issues concerning disclosure of some privileged material by Crown has forced the delay – a second time – of the Surrey Six…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

Quebec Superior Court says turbaned Sikh truck drivers must wear hard hats when required by safety standards »

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09:53 am | QUEBEC Superior Court Justice Andre Prevost has ruled that though wearing helmets violates the charter rights of turbaned Sikh truck drivers, they must wear them when safety standards require them at work. The…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in several events with Prince William and Kate »

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08:32 am | PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that he will participate in a number of events taking place during the visit of Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to British Columbia.…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

GARY THANDI’S COLUMN: Being a great in-law »

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05:19 pm |   BY GARY THANDI   ONE of the biggest sources of conflict between South Asian couples is the perceived over-involvement of in-laws. This belief that in-laws are “meddling” in the relationship is a…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Law Society of Upper Canada releases report recommending strategies to end systemic racism in the legal professions »

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11:41 am | TORONTO: The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group on Thursday released a report proposing 13 recommendations to address issues of systemic racism in the legal professions. The report is…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Sikh carrying kirpan triggers panic in US mall »

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09:28 am | Washington (IANS): Police surrounded a Sikh man carrying a kirpan — ceremonial dagger — in Pennsylvania after receiving multiple calls about an apparent Muslim man walking around a shopping centre with a “large knife” or…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Police dog mauls innocent South Asian man as Vancouver Police rescue kidnap victim; search still on to track down killers of Xuan Vanvy Bacao and Samantha Le »

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07:00 pm | Shamil Amir Ali, 22, Harinam Ananda Cox, 21, and Gopal Figueredo, 24, charged with kidnapping   VANCOUVER Police on Tuesday (September 19) announced that the two homicide victims found at a home on Dieppe…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »
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Clark breaks election promise, reduces youth drug treatment beds: Horgan »

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04:39 pm |   DESPITE Premier Christy Clark’s assurances that ‘good progress’ is being made helping British Columbians with substance abuse issues,…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

Maternity and parental leave benefits exempted for people on assistance; NDP claims it`s because of their pressure »

04:21 pm | ON October 1, the Province will make Employment Insurance (EI) maternity and parental benefits and EI benefits for parents…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

Burnaby RCMP looking for person of interest seen with missing Japanese student »

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01:55 pm |     BURNABY RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest seen with Natsumi Kogawa…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

Military Police launch Sexual Offence Response Team »

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12:36 pm | THE Canadian Forces Provost Marshal Brigadier-General Robert Delaney on Tuesday officially announced the establishment of a new 18-member team…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

How politicians like Trump use hubris to achieve power: UBC expert »

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09:24 am | PRIDE is a complex emotion that plays an important role in our lives. In her book, Take Pride: Why…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

The Duke of Cambridge affixes Ring of Reconciliation to the Black Rod of British Columbia »

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08:41 am |   IN the presence of First Nations leaders, Governor General David Johnston, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, Premier Christy Clark…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

B.C. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson witnesses reconciliation ceremony with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge »

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10:49 pm |   B.C. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson witnessed the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, affix the Ring of Reconciliation to…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Vehicles need to be “winter ready” as of October 1 »

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10:34 pm |   WINTER weather is just around the corner and the ministry is reminding motorists that B.C.’s winter tire rules…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Great Bear Rainforest legacy established »

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03:42 pm |   A new $1-million trust will be established to commemorate the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

New Illegal Firearms Task Force »

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03:31 pm |   A key deliverable in British Columbia’s $23-million expanded Guns and Gangs Strategy is underway with the creation of…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Public engagement starts for new Stop of Interest signs   »

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12:49 pm |     THE Province has unveiled its plan to rejuvenate and add to the Stop of Interest signs located…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Two homicides in Ottawa »

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08:57 am | THE Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit is investigating two homicides that occurred this weekend. The first homicide occurred on Saturday…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Male and female found with gunshot wounds in Surrey »

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06:06 pm | SURREY RCMP said on Sunday that they were called to a home in the 4200-block of 152nd Street after learning…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More »

Coquitlam victim identified as Jason Leigh Zellmer of Surrey by IHIT (update) »

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01:30 pm | THE dead male found in Coquitlam on Friday has been identified as 39-year-old Jason Leigh Zellmer of Surrey. On September…

Sep 24 2016 / Read More »

Targeted shooting leaves 32-year-old man dead in Maple Ridge »

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09:08 am | A 32-year-old man was killed in a targeted shooting in Maple Ridge on Saturday. [He has been identified as…

Sep 24 2016 / Read More »

UBC expert on the re-invention of the Royal Family »

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10:30 pm | ROYAL fans are in a frenzy ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria on Saturday. Will…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

Sunset Seniors’ Centre: Rooted in community, growing with the neighbourhood »

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05:19 pm | BY GREGOR ROBERTSON Mayor of Vancouver   TWO months ago, I had the privilege of visiting with the Indo…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

British Columbia exceeds the three-million mark for international visitors »

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10:15 am |   THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren’t the only ones making a journey from London to British Columbia.…

Sep 23 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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Trudeau meets with Chairman of Tata Sons Limited »

01:39 pm | PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau  met on Tuesday with Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of Tata Sons Limited and Tata representatives. The discussion focused on investments in Canada and strategic partnerships with Canadian businesses across sectors to meet the growing opportunities in India and other markets.  …

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 – Colorado Rapids – 3: 10-men Whitecaps FC claw back to draw Colorado Rapids 3-3 on final play »

01:54 pm | VANCOUVER: The tide sure can turn in an instant. 10-men Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9W-14L-8D) earned a 3-3 draw versus Colorado Rapids (12W-5L-12D) in a back-and-forth affair at BC Place. Kendall Waston was sent off and gave up a penalty kick just minutes after scoring himself and Erik Hurtado found the equalizer on the very final play just when the Rapids…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More »
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Skydance Studios in Newton: first production will be science fiction thriller Altered Carbon on Netflix »

05:51 pm | SURREY Mayor Linda Hepner, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk and Skydance Media CEO David Ellison on Tuesday opened Skydance Studios in Newton with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly converted building allows for more than 75,000 square feet of production space and houses one of the world’s longest and tallest…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »
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Sit less, move more to cut risk of heart disease »

02:47 pm | New York (IANS): Living a sedentary life can be a potentially independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke, warns a study, suggesting to “sit less and move more”. The findings showed that sedentary behaviour may be also associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, impaired insulin sensitivity (linked to diabetes) and an overall…

Aug 16 2016 / Read More »

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Brampton karate instructor Satnam Rayat arrested in sexual assault case involving nine-year-old female student »

01:13 pm |   PEEL Regional Police’s investigators from the Special Victims Unit have charged a 57-year-old Satnam Rayat, owner and operator of ‘Rayat Karate’ that operates in the area of Bovaird Drive…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

Brampton Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon encourages Council to commemorate Komagata Maru incident »

09:14 am | AT Monday night’s Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee meeting, Brampton Council endorsed a proposal made by Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon for the City of…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

Two homicides in Ottawa »

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08:57 am | THE Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit is investigating two homicides that occurred this weekend. The first homicide occurred on Saturday at 2 a.m.…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More »

Aim For Seva / Aim For Education’s gala a resounding success »

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02:05 pm | AIM FOR SEVA /AIM TO EDUCATE recently held its 15th and most successful gala to date. Over 870 people attended the event…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More »

MP Sonia Sidhu participates at unveiling of monument by Lorne Scots Regiment in Gage Park »

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09:53 am |   THE Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin, and Halton Regiment) have a rich and storied history (learn more here). Their presence in the community…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More »

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Dhahan Prize 2016 winners for the best Punjabi fiction: Jarnail Singh, Zahid Hassan, Simran Dhaliwal »

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05:09 pm | JARNAIL Singh’s Kaale Varke (Black Pages), a short story collection, has bagged the Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature’s first prize worth $25,000.…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

First international Sikh conclave in Patna from Thursday »

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01:23 pm | Patna/Chandigarh (IANS): More than 150 Sikh luminaries from all walks of life from India and abroad are likely to participate in the…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

’31st October’ to be screened for capital’s Widow Colony women »

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11:46 am |   THE makers of upcoming film “31st October” have organised a special screening of the movie for the women whose families were…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Sharif seeks US help to resolve issues with India »

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11:16 pm | New York (IANS): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the US to help resolve issues between Islamabad and New Delhi. Sharif…

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »
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Trudeau meets with Chairman of Tata Sons Limited »

01:39 pm | PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau  met on Tuesday with Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of Tata Sons Limited and Tata representatives. The discussion focused on investments in Canada and strategic partnerships with Canadian…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More »

India signs deal with France to buy 36 Rafale jets »

09:27 am | New Delhi (IANS): India on Friday signed a deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets to meet critical operational requirement for a multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

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