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RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Alberta’s NDP government does the right thing by hiking minimum wage. B.C. must have highest minimum wage in Canada! »

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04:49 pm | THE NDP government won a spectacular victory in Alberta in May and the headline of my story at the time – “NDP’s stunning victory a slap in the face for greedy business establishment;…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

South Asian suspects open fire at car on Fraser Highway early Tuesday morning »

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11:35 am | SURREY RCMP are investigating a report of shots fired between two vehicles in the 15700-block of Fraser Highway at approximately 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The caller reported that a black Dodge Durango with…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Happy Canada Day! Citizenship fees increased by 430% since 2014 by Harper! Some Canadians second-class citizens! »

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10:54 am |   HAPPY Canada Day! Fewer permanent residents are becoming citizens and the NDP say that Conservatives have put up more roadblocks instead of working to improve the numbers of those acquiring citizenship. “Citizenship…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Indian Americans indicted in $3-million mortgage fraud conspiracy in California »

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12:00 pm |   Jyoteshna Karan and Praveen Singh of Modesto and Mahendra Prasad of Fremont arrested   FRESNO, California: A federal grand jury has returned a 15-count indictment against seven individuals, five of them Indian…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

June 8 shooting at Earls: Surrey RCMP seek public’s help in identifying targeted males »

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11:21 am |   SURREY RCMP on Monday requested the public’s assistance in identifying two males who were the intended targets of a shooting that occurred on June 8 in the parking lot of Earls Kitchen…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Shootings continue in Surrey as mayor and RCMP appear helpless and residents are terrified »

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08:40 am | SURREY Mayor Linda Hepner and the RCMP seem helpless as shootings go on in the city. Two men were hit by gunfire on Friday (June 26) at about 1 a.m. in the 12300…

Jun 26 2015 / Read More »

Satnam Singh Bhamara first Indian-born player to be drafted in NBA, picked by Dallas Mavericks »

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10:33 pm | SATNAM Singh Bhamara became the first Indian to be drafted in the NBA when he was picked by the Dallas Mavericks. He was the 52nd pick. Dallas Maverick owner, Mark Cuban, welcomed Bhamara…

Jun 25 2015 / Read More »

NDP nearing majority, with stronghold in B.C.; Mulcair on top – Forum Poll »

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08:11 am | IN a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1,268 Canadian voters, well more than a third will vote NDP if a federal election were held today (36%), while just…

Jun 25 2015 / Read More »

Uppal slams Trudeau for “new Canadian community” comment, advisor for equating Sikh turban and beard to niqab »

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01:50 pm |   TIM Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, on Wednesday slammed Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s “highly offensive comment” made at a press conference in Ottawa on Monday when he criticized the government’s new…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

Bobby Jindal jumps into 2016 White House race, becomes subject of online mockery »

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11:50 am | Washington (IANS): Louisiana’s Indian-American governor Piyush “Bobby”Jindal launched a historic bid for the US presidency recalling his parents’ journey to the land of “real opportunities” yet seeking to distance himself from his heritage. His…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

Centre for Child Development: Phase 2 Renovation and Expansion Campaign »

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09:53 am |   THE Centre for Child Development held an open house on Tuesday for community members to take a tour of their facility at 9460 140th Street in Surrey, meet their staff and learn…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

Irish village commemorates 1985 Air India bombing »

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03:46 pm |   Dublin, Ireland (IANS): A memorial service was held in the Irish village of Ahakista in County Cork on Tuesday to honour the Air India Flight 182 crash victims who died when a bomb…

Jun 23 2015 / Read More »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper remembers victims of terrorist attack on Air India Flight 182 »

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12:51 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday (June 23) issued the following statement to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism:   THIRTY years ago today, in June 1985, a terrorist…

Jun 23 2015 / Read More »
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Four people arrested at Cannabis Day protest at Vancouver Art Gallery (UPDATED) »

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02:14 pm | VANCOUVER Police said on Wednesday that four people were arrested when police tried to stop a man from selling drugs…

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Water conservation urged for South Coast / Lower Fraser »

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03:46 pm | WITH weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the South Coast and Lower Fraser regions…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

‘Harper Government abuses Parliament one last time,’ says Leader of Opposition in Senate »

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01:03 pm | ABUSING its majority and circumventing the rules of the Senate, the Harper Government has cut off debate to force…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Surrey celebrates Canada Day with Blue Rodeo and fireworks extravaganza »

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12:25 pm | SURREY’S Canada Celebration will mark the country’s 148th birthday with festivities and entertainment including legendary Canadian artists, Blue Rodeo. This…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Stabbing victim known to police dropped off at Surrey hospital »

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11:19 am | SURREY RCMP are investigating a Monday night stabbing in which the victim was dropped off at a local area…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite results on Thursday (July 2) »

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10:33 am | CHIEF Electoral Officer, Keith Archer will issue the voting results for the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite at…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties »

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10:03 am | AT the halfway point of B.C.’s distracted driving consultation, it’s clear that British Columbians are very concerned about this…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP launches second Citizen Police Academy »

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02:42 pm | CURIOUS about what it’s like to be a police officer? Did you know there’s more to it than the…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

BC leisure travellers more likely to consider trip within home province; Stanley Park and Tofino top choices »

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01:59 pm |   TWO landmarks are selected by British Columbia’s leisure travellers as the “Best Places” in their province, a new…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Top excuses given by impaired drivers, CounterAttack roadchecks begin July 1 »

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01:46 pm |   DURING the summer months, one person is killed every three days in impaired-related crashes in B.C. That’s why…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Chinese national arrested by Richmond RCMP in gold fraud »

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12:47 pm |   BAO Sheng Zhong, 44, a Chinese national residing in Richmond has been charged with three counts of fraud…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Canadians split on Bill C-51; Liberal support for bill moves some votes to NDP »

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10:11 am |   Majority will switch vote to see Bill C-51 repealed   IN a random sampling of public opinion taken…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Honest, homeless Vancouver Island man turns in money he found, then turns down cash donations »

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01:21 pm |   PEOPLE across Canada donated thousands of dollars to help the honest, homeless Vancouver Island man who recently turned…

Jun 25 2015 / Read More »

Vancouver City Council votes unanimously to designate a portion of Commercial Drive as Little Italy »

12:37 pm | VANCOUVER City Council has unanimously supported a motion by NPA Councillor Melissa De Genova to designate a portion of…

Jun 25 2015 / Read More »

Major heat wave over southern British Columbia this weekend: Environment Canada »

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11:57 am | ENVIRONMENT Canada on Thursday issued a warning about a major heat wave over southern British Columbia this weekend, adding…

Jun 25 2015 / Read More »

Canada announces additional humanitarian support for Nepal earthquake relief work »

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04:41 pm | INTERNATIONAL Development Minister Christian Paradis on Wednesday announced that the Government of Canada will provide additional humanitarian assistance funding…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

Insurance expert Perminder Chohan pens chapter in new book that reveals winning formula for uncommon success  »

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04:34 pm | PERMINDER Chohan, an insurance expert, on Wednesday officially launched the book UNcommon – co-authored by renowned bestselling author Brian…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

Canada keen to set up horticulture university in Haryana »

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01:15 pm | Chandigarh (IANS): Canada has shown interest in setting up Haryana’s first horticulture university and to explore possibilities of a…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

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2015 Nissan Murano SL: Sleek, edgy styling sets popular CUV apart from the crowd »

07:36 pm | Starting with the styling, the 2015 Murano has an incredibly sleek look a with dramatic “floating” separated by the glass green house which uses a blacked out D-pillar to give the illusion the roof just hangs above the body. The result is a thrusting dynamic SUV. The Murano format is a: front-engine, front-/all-wheel-drive combination, with…

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Modi heads for Central Asia; energy, connectivity, anti-terror on agenda »

02:50 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the five ‘stans” of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — next week will see energy security high on the agenda plus talks on the North-South connectivity corridor that will give India access to the resource-rich region and beyond. Forming a joint front…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Salman, Amitabh, Akshay, Dhoni among Forbes Celebrity 100 »

11:33 am | Washington (IANS): Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, as well as ace India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni have made it to the Forbes annual Celebrity 100 rankings of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. Both Bachchan and Salman share the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million each, while Akshay with $32.5 million is placed…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »
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Testament of Youth (PG) **** »

07:38 pm | War Bride! Affairs of the heart can be vexing. War time hell wrecks havoc on a young impressionable lass in Testament of Youth. Quality performances highlight this emotional struggle from Sony Pictures Classics now enthralling audiences at the Fifth Avenue Cinema. Set during 1917 during the run-up to World War 1 Testament of Youth revolves…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »
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International Day of Yoga at Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations attracted hardly 50 participants! »

02:42 pm | WHILE International Day of Yoga events in Surrey and at the UBC were expected to draw a large number of participants, what was to be the main event – at Downtown Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations – attracted hardly 50 participants!      …

Jun 21 2015 / Read More »
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RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Alberta’s NDP government does the right thing by hiking minimum wage. B.C. must have highest minimum wage in Canada! »

04:49 pm | THE NDP government won a spectacular victory in Alberta in May and the headline of my story at the time – “NDP’s stunning victory a slap in the face for…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Attending Ribfest for the first time »

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01:27 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 11 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario AS a newbie to the Ribfest festivities, I was…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Irfan Virji, 20, arrested in sexual assault investigation after placing rental ad on Kijiji »

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12:56 pm | IRFAN Virji, 20, of Toronto, was arrested on June 26 and charged with sexual assault. Toronto Police allege that on Sunday, June…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

First Annual Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards (OIFFA): Opening and closing nights will have special Bollywood screenings »

05:14 pm | HARAAMKHOR, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and directed by Shlok Sharma, will have its Canadian premiere as the opening night film at the Ottawa…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

New rules to protect consumers from purchasing fraudulent tickets »

09:49 am | ONTARIO is making changes to the Ticket Speculation Act, which come into effect July 1, 2015, that will help reduce fraud and give…

Jun 24 2015 / Read More »

South Asia

India Inc. commits Rs.450,000 crore for Modi’s ‘Digital India’ »

02:29 pm | New Delhi (IANS): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Digital India Week” here on Wednesday, India Inc. committed an investment of…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Lalit Modi issue: Congress tells PM to speak up, more documents surface »

02:25 pm | New Delhi (IANS): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj remained at the centre of a political storm on Wednesday as new documents released allegedly…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Military hotline between India, China to be set up soon »

12:15 am | Beijing (IANS): A military hotline between the armed forces headquarters of India and China is expected to become operational soon, according to…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Bombay High Court allows Maggi exports, keeps domestic curbs »

04:13 pm | Mumbai (IANS): In a partial relief for Swiss fastfood giant Nestle, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed the company to export…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »

Modi heads for Central Asia; energy, connectivity, anti-terror on agenda »

02:50 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the five ‘stans” of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — next week will see energy security high…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

Legal fraternity, activists welcome Supreme Court ruling on mediation in rape »

02:46 pm |   New Delhi (IANS): Expressing hope that the Supreme Court ruling will have an effect on courts across the country, activists and the legal fraternity on Wednesday welcomed the apex court…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

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