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Kash Heed lashes out at police and politicians for blaming South Asian community, tells community not to tolerate this »

Kash Heed: Exposing the hypocrisy of police and politicians

04:33 pm | BY RATTAN MALL     “UNBELIEVABLE! I am so angry at what is going on and how they are labelling our community,” former solicitor general Kash Heed told The VOICE on Monday. Heed…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

Arun Bains received conditional discharge for marijuana possession in connection with December 2013 incident »

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10:33 pm |   THE Province newspaper reported online on Thursday evening that according to an NDP spokesperson, Arun Bains received a conditional discharge and six months probation on January 29 for marijuana possession in connection with…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Co-operation and resources will end Surrey gun violence »

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03:46 pm | BY JOHN HORGAN Leader of the BC New Democrats   I was heartbroken to learn Sunday morning that a young man had been shot and killed on the streets of Surrey. That young…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Surrey MLA Harry Bains on murder of nephew Arun Bains »

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12:19 pm | SURREY-NEWTON MLA Harry Bains in a statement on last Sunday’s murder of his nephew Arun Bains said: “First of all, let me thank everyone who reached out to our family with your love…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Don’t fool yourselves, NOTHING is going to change in the crime scene – and here is why … (revised – with photos) »

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09:00 am | BACK on April 3 we published a piece titled “Expect shootings to continue day and night in Surrey!” in RATTAN’S RUMBLE. Well, that’s exactly what has been happening since then! For weeks and…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

Family of Sunday shooting’s victim Arun Bains says he was not a criminal or a gang member »

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02:20 pm | THE following statement is from the family of Arun Bains:   THIS is an extraordinarily painful time. Arun was the heart of our family. We are still trying to accept the reality that…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Ontario’s MPP Jagmeet Singh first turbaned Sikh to become deputy leader in Canadian politics »

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11:45 am | ONTARIO NDP Leader Andrea Horwath appointed MPP Jagmeet Singh as Deputy Leader of the party on Monday, thus making him the first turbaned Sikh to hold such a position in Canadian politics. Horwath…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Surrey youth soccer coach Kelly Mahal’s trial put off to July 20, Mahal remains in custody »

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10:50 am | BY RATTAN MALL   THE trial date for Surrey youth soccer coach Kuldip “Kelly” Singh Mahal, 47, of Surrey that had been set for April 27 at a Seattle court has now been…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Abbotsford Police issue warning as South Asian loses about $2,000 in immigration fee fraud »

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10:04 am | A South Asian man has lost almost $2,000 in an immigration fee fraud and Abbotsford Police have issued a warning about the scam. On Monday (April 20), an Abbotsford man received a call…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Abbotsford Constable Ravinder (Rob) Thandi gets conditional discharge, judge says event was “completely out of character” »

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08:58 am | ABBOTSFORD Constable Ravinder (Rob) Thandi, 46, pleaded guilty to defrauding Pacific Blue Cross and the Medical Services Plan of $2,500 and was sentenced on Monday by Provincial Court Judge Gregory Brown to a…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP and Surrey Mayor play BLAME GAME as they announce tip line for Surrey / Delta shootings »

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01:24 pm | 14 of 22 shootings related to turf war between a South Asian and a Somali group   SURREY RCMP, RCMP Lower Mainland District and the City of Surrey went on the DEFENSIVE on…

Apr 20 2015 / Read More »

A record number of people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey with joy and pride »

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01:03 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Vancouver sociologist   MORE than 300,000 people flocked to last Saturday’s Khalsa Day Parade in Surrey organized by the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – the largest Vaisakhi parade outside of…

Apr 20 2015 / Read More »

Arun Paul Singh Bains, 22, killed in Sunday morning shooting in Surrey, police fear retaliation and ask for calm »

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04:30 pm | THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Sunday (April 19) that Arun Paul Singh Bains, 22, was the victim of the early morning shooting at 126th Street and 88 Avenue. Sources confirmed to…

Apr 19 2015 / Read More »
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Transit Centre staff Sonny Gopal and Edward Wong swoop in to save owl in distress »

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04:19 pm |   SOME fast-acting service staff at Coast Mountain Bus Company’s Vancouver Transit Centre saved an owl in distress recently.…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

South Asian man arrested and charged for two sexual assaults on Transit buses »

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03:04 pm | MUKESH Yasarapu, 27, of Vancouver has been arrested and charged in relation to two sexual assaults on buses, which…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

Outreach program against drugs and violence at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran evokes tremendous response »

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02:51 pm |   AN outreach program, themed “Protecting Peace and Preventing Drug Violence” against drugs and violence in Surrey was organized…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

Shortages grip Nepal as toll rises to 3,815 (updated) »

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01:27 pm | Kathmandu (IANS) Food and water shortages sparked anger across Nepal on Monday as thousands remained in the open even…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

Ontario will contribute $1 million for Nepal relief efforts. B.C. preparing announcement for help also »

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12:59 pm | ONTARIO Premier Kathleen Wynne on Monday announced Ontario will contribute $1 million for relief efforts to meet the urgent…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

Quake toll in India goes up to 72 »

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09:30 am |   New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The toll in India following Saturday’s earthquake has gone up to 72, with…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

OPINION: Multi-level governmental meeting needed to solve Surrey’s crime problem »

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12:29 pm | THIS is an opinion piece from DARLENE BOWYER of Surrey about the crime situation in Surrey:   I attended…

Apr 26 2015 / Read More »

Indian Army Everest team pulls out bodies of 19 foreign climbers »

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10:21 am | New Delhi/Kathmandu: (IANS) An Indian Army Everest Expedition team was training at the Base Camp at Everest when a…

Apr 26 2015 / Read More »

Canada provides $5 million emergency relief for Nepal relief work »

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08:16 pm | CHRISTIAN Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced Saturday that the Government of Canada will support experienced humanitarian…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »

Prime Minister Harper’s statement on Nepal earthquake »

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12:50 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday issued the following statement on the earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal: “On…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »

Alleged serial lotto ticket bandit was really not that perfect! »

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04:55 pm | BETWEEN March 19 and April 13, Coquitlam RCMP responded to over 17 reports of lottery ticket thefts. After reviewing…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

VOICE wishes Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet the very best as he leaves for Manitoba on promotion »

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09:35 am | WE at The VOICE are going to miss Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer Cpl. Bert Paquet, whose last day…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »

After six weeks, B.C. Lottery Corporation still hasn’t verified controversial $50 million winning ticket »

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01:44 pm | SOMETHING has got to be fishy for the B.C. Lottery Corporation to be unable to verify the $50 million…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

Garage door openers stolen from vehicles being increasingly used in residential break-ins, warn Delta Police »

01:13 pm | FOLLOWING an increase in break and enters at homes using garage door openers stolen from vehicles, Delta Police on…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

Elderly victim compensated for lotto scam losses, thanks to B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office »

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10:44 am | AS part of Victims of Crime Awareness Week (April 19-25) the Province is returning money to an elderly woman…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

Stephen Harper’s budget helps those who need it least, says Justin Trudeau »

Justin Trudeau: Conservatives appear scared of him! 



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04:38 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper’s 10th budget gives the most to Canadians who need it the least. It is time…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Conservative budget stubbornly spends billions on wealthiest few, says NDP Leader Tom Mulcair »

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04:07 pm | CANADIANS have been waiting for a budget from Ottawa that’s focused on their priorities and the needs of the…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Conservatives target Trudeau by name – and snub Mulcair – in almost identical press releases about balanced budget »

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03:20 pm | THE Conservative government appears to be really scared about federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as evident in the almost…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

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Shortages grip Nepal as toll rises to 3,815 (updated) »

01:27 pm | Kathmandu (IANS) Food and water shortages sparked anger across Nepal on Monday as thousands remained in the open even two days after the country’s worst earthquake in eight decades left 3,815 dead and many more wounded, forcing Kathmandu to send out SOS for more international help. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi monitoring India’s relief efforts,…

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 1, D.C. United – 2: Morales scores, but ‘Caps unable to overcome red card »

09:12 am | VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5W-3L-1D) put forth a valiant effort in front of another sell-out crowd of 21,000 at BC Place, but in the end they could not overcome a first half red card to Matias Laba as they fell 2-1 to D.C. United (4W-1L-2D) on Saturday. Head coach Carl Robinson made two…

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06:55 pm | High Note! Director Francois Girard hits all the right notes in Boychoir, a dazzling tour de force from Mongrel Media. Though not as stirring as last year’s Whiplash spectacular this musical treat still is original and highly enjoyable. Plus it has a major league cast. Fit for all to see, check out this entertaining drama…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »
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02:17 pm | Sunday May 10 At Payal Banquet Hall, Mississauga   Toronto: Dancing Damsels Inc., a non-profit multi-cultural arts promotions company for women empowerment, is organizing a greet and treat party to…

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Quake toll in India goes up to 72 »

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09:30 am |   New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The toll in India following Saturday’s earthquake has gone up to 72, with Bihar accounting for…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

Indian Army Everest team pulls out bodies of 19 foreign climbers »

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10:21 am | New Delhi/Kathmandu: (IANS) An Indian Army Everest Expedition team was training at the Base Camp at Everest when a massive temblor hit…

Apr 26 2015 / Read More »

Prime Minister Harper’s statement on Nepal earthquake »

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12:50 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday issued the following statement on the earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal: “On behalf of all…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »

Nepal quake: Avalanche kills 10 climbers on Everest »

10:04 am | Kathmandu (IANS): A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »
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Shortages grip Nepal as toll rises to 3,815 (updated) »

01:27 pm | Kathmandu (IANS) Food and water shortages sparked anger across Nepal on Monday as thousands remained in the open even two days after the country’s worst earthquake in eight decades left…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More »

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