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THURSDAY UPDATE: Surrey youth soccer coach Kelly Mahal’s trial set for April 27, remains in U.S. custody »

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03:20 pm | THE trial date for Surrey youth soccer coach Kuldip “Kelly” Singh Mahal, 47, of Surrey was set for April 27 at a Seattle court on Thursday (February 26). Emily Langlie, spokesperson for the U.S.…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil, who is also wanted in Sandip Duhre’s murder, extradited to Canada »

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10:57 am | TORONTO Police announced on Wednesday that Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil, who is wanted on a raft of charges across Canada including Sandip “Dip” Duhre’s murder in Vancouver, was returned to Toronto on Tuesday after…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

International Mother Language Day celebration by Punjabi Language Education Association »

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10:22 am | BY BALWANT SANGHERA President Punjabi Language Education Association   INTERNATIONAL Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated around the globe on February 21. As a result of lobbying by a number of countries led…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Prashant Tiwari’s family files suit after son dies during Brampton hospital suicide watch »

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10:11 am | A family, whose son was able to commit suicide while he was supposed to be under close observation, has filed a $12.5 million wrongful death and breach of privacy suit against William Osler…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Vishnu Prakash appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada »

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08:51 am | VISHNU Prakash, of the 1981 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada.…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

United Truckers file suit against Port Metro Vancouver in federal court »

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08:42 am | THE United Truckers Association of BC (UTA) filed suit on Wednesday in federal court against Port Metro Vancouver (PMV), seeking transparency and accountability on the Port’s controversial Terminal Licensing System (TLS). “When we…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Reducing stigma related to mental illness among South Asian as well as East and Southeast Asian men and youth »

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02:41 pm | BY RODRICK LAL     STRENGTH in Unity is a research project funded by the Movember foundation that is aiming to reduce stigma related to mental illness among South Asian, East Asian and…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

Documents show Amrik Virk wasted $177,000 in public funds to hire Liberal-connected lobbyist, says NDP »

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04:33 pm |   DOCUMENTS released through Freedom of Information show that Amrik Virk, now a B.C. Liberal cabinet minister, wasted $177,000 hiring a Liberal insider to lobby the B.C. government, the NDP said on Monday.…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Gang-prevention parent resource booklet now available in Punjabi »

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01:14 pm | BY DR. GIRA BHATT Kwantlen Polytechnic University   WHILE wanting only the best for their children, parents do their best. They nurture their children making sure that they are happy, healthy and on…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Mumtaz Ladha, who was acquitted of human slavery charges, launches negligent investigation lawsuit »

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11:50 am | SEEKING to recover reputation and financial losses, Mumtaz Ladha of West Vancouver, who was completely exonerated by the courts after being charged with human trafficking and human smuggling, and her family, are suing…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Kash Heed questions motive of OPCC to publicly disclose that 17 Abbotsford cops are under investigation »

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02:39 pm | ‘Why didn’t they disclose this a year ago?’ former solicitor general asks   BY RATTAN MALL   KASH Heed, former B.C. solicitor general who was a police chief, is baffled at Wednesday’s announcement…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »

Constable Sameer Kara among three Toronto cops charged with sexual assault and gang sexual assault »

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12:04 pm | A Toronto cop who once appeared in a TV documentary film about dating in the South Asian community is among three Toronto Police constables who have each been charged with sexual assault and…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »

Nandini Jha of Mississauga faces second-degree murder charge in death of her three-year-old daughter   »

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10:24 am | ONTARIO Superior Court Justice Deena Baltman has lifted the publication ban on the names of the South Asian mother of Mississauga and her three-year-old daughter who she allegedly beat to death. Nandini Jha…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »
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Regulation increases safety, accountability in B.C. limousine industry »

12:44 pm | THE Government of B.C. has amended the Passenger Transportation Regulation governing licensing for limousines. The change will increase safety…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP and partners inviting youth to step up »

Inspector Ghalib Bhayani kicks off the 2015 Youth Surrey Steps Up initiative with local students.

11:00 am | THE Surrey RCMP, Surrey School District, and City of Surrey are inviting Surrey youth to share how they are…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Truck engine on fire in Surrey! … Photos by Jay Sharma »

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10:21 am | PHOTOGRAPHER Jay Sharma of Mahi Photo studio was on the spot at Scott Road and 92A Avenue on Thursday morning…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Gypsy moth spray treatment planned for Surrey-Delta »

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09:51 am | THE Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has been issued a pesticide use permit to aerial-spray 4,576…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP officers support Pink Shirt Day »

 

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Inspector Ghalib Bhayani with Clayton Heights Secondary student taking a stand against bullying.)

 
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03:35 pm | ON Wednesday, February 25, Surrey RCMP officers visited local high schools across the city to raise awareness against bullying…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

International Mother Language Day celebrated at Toronto’s Consulate General of India »

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12:59 pm | THE Consulate General of India in Toronto hosted a multi-lingual poetry recital (Bahu Bhashiya Kavi Goshthi) commemorating the International…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Surrey City Council appeals for freight train speed restrictions in Crescent Beach area »

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12:44 pm | SURREY City Council has endorsed a resolution to call for freight speed restrictions from 30 miles per hour (mph)…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Two South Asians, including a ‘ragi’ in local gurdwara, arrested in “john” sting in Fairfield, California »

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12:38 pm | HARPAL Singh, 38, of Fairfield (near San Francisco), who is reported to be a ‘ragi’ in a local gurdwara,…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Surrey’s Alexander Renney, 20, identified as Richmond murder victim »

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11:44 am | THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now identified the man found dead early in the morning on February 23…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Harshalkumar Desai, 24, died of hypothermia in Mississauga, police conclude »

12:00 pm | ON Monday, February 16 at about 1:48 p.m., Peel Regional Police were called to an address on Dixie Road…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

BC Nurses’ Union to press charges when nurses are hurt on the job »

10:38 am | NURSES deserve better protection from violent and aggressive patients, says BC Nurses’ Union President Gayle Duteil. Speaking to hundreds…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

Dr. Prabhjit S. Purewal of California agrees to pay $550,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations »

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10:31 am | SACRAMENTO, California: United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday that Prabhjit S. Purewal, M.D., a Manteca-based oncologist, agreed…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

SURREY: Enter the 2015 PARKit Design Challenge »

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10:25 pm | THE City of Surrey is calling for submissions in the 2015 PARKit Design Challenge, a competition for the design…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Jaisal Chauhan, 30, of Ontario identified as snowboarding accident victim on Whistler Mountain »

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03:55 pm | THE BC Coroners Service on Monday confirmed that the man who died following a snowboarding incident on Whistler Mountain…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Stephen Harper congratulates Canadian winners of Academy Awards »

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12:39 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Monday congratulated Canadians Craig Mann and Chris Williams who won Oscars on Sunday evening…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

CARTOON … by Les Taha »

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 Nanak Shah Fakir: Watch this film and you will never walk alone »

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09:51 am | NANAK Shah Fakir is a first of its kind historic epic that is produced by Harinder Sikka, a retired…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

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08:49 pm | Coming off its best-ever year, the newly refreshed and energized 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility also made its Canadian debut at the Canadian International Auto Show, sporting a host of significant upgrades to performance, luxury prestige and styling. Launching at Acura dealerships nationwide this spring, the 2016 Acura RDX receives Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps…

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NRI detained at Amritsar airport with 25 bullets »

01:15 pm | Amritsar (IANS): A US citizen of Indian origin was detained Wednesday at the Amritsar International Airport with 25 live bullets when she was trying to board a flight to New Delhi, police said. The woman, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), was being checked by security personnel, a senior police officer told IANS here. The woman, identified…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »
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Vancouver – 3, Stabaek – 2: Whitecaps FC claim second straight victory at Simple Invitational »

10:25 pm | AFTER Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida opened the scoring in the 13th minute, Mattocks found the back of the net from the penalty spot and then again from open play just before halftime to give the Blue and White a 3-0 lead heading into the break. Mattocks and Mezquida’s goals were their firsts of the preseason, bringing the team’s…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »
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Leviathan (PG) **** »

08:51 pm | Mixed Blessings! Mother Russia comes under lots of scrutiny in Leviathan. Hot off a win at the foreign press association’s lavish Golden Globes ceremony this smart drama from Sony Pictures Classics is certainly living up to all sorts of expectations at The Fifth Avenue Cinemas in trendy Kitsilano. British Columbia and the Lower mainland in…

Feb 20 2015 / Read More »
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British Columbia tops the health charts »

05:48 pm | B.C. ranks third in the world for health performance behind only Switzerland and Sweden, and is ranked the number one province in Canada, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s report card on health released Thursday. British Columbia was also the only province in the country to receive an A score overall. “This ranking reflects…

Feb 12 2015 / Read More »
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Applications open for Ontario student summer jobs »

08:18 am | YOUTH in Ontario can now apply for summer jobs and gain valuable skills and experience this summer. Since 2004, Ontario’s Summer Jobs programs have helped almost 1,100,000 students find summer jobs,…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

International Mother Language Day celebrated at Toronto’s Consulate General of India »

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12:59 pm | THE Consulate General of India in Toronto hosted a multi-lingual poetry recital (Bahu Bhashiya Kavi Goshthi) commemorating the International Mother Language Day…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil, who is also wanted in Sandip Duhre’s murder, extradited to Canada »

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10:57 am | TORONTO Police announced on Wednesday that Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil, who is wanted on a raft of charges across Canada including Sandip “Dip”…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »
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Vishnu Prakash appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada »

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08:51 am | VISHNU Prakash, of the 1981 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea, has…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Bhagwat’s Mother Teresa comments kick up a storm »

04:07 pm | New Delhi (IANS): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comments on Mother Teresa kicked up a furore as political parties and Christian groups Tuesday…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

Indian languages have few takers in US »

11:30 am | Washington (IANS): Despite the Indian economy’s rapid growth and the increase in US-India ties, American students continue to display low interest in…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

Leaks in ministries: Fresh arrest exposes new espionage racket »

09:37 pm | New Delhi (IANS): On a day when President Pranab Mukherjee promised stricter government action against corruption, the ramifications of the leaks in…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »
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NRI detained at Amritsar airport with 25 bullets »

01:15 pm | Amritsar (IANS): A US citizen of Indian origin was detained Wednesday at the Amritsar International Airport with 25 live bullets when she was trying to board a flight to New…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

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