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    KELOWNA: South Asian Colin Basran will be next mayor, Mohini Singh reelected councillor

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Dr. Rahul Deb of University of Toronto among exceptional researchers honoured with Polanyi Prize by Ontario »

HEADLINES TORONTO UNIV DR. DEB

03:47 pm | DR. RAHUL Deb of the University of Toronto is among Ontario’s five top university researchers who have been recognized for their valuable contributions to the fields of chemistry, economic science, literature, physics and physiology…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »

SURREY: Linda Hepner thrashes Doug McCallum and Barinder Rasode   »

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11:46 pm |   BY RATTAN MALL   LINDA Hepner will be the new Surrey head honcho – she easily beat both her rivals, garnering 43,109 votes – more than the combined votes of Doug McCallum…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

KELOWNA: South Asian Colin Basran will be next mayor, Mohini Singh reelected councillor »

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11:41 pm | COLIN Basran, 37, will be the next mayor of Kelowna. He faced former mayor Sharon Shepherd in the mayoral race after Walter Gray decided to leave the mayor’s office after four terms and…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

Vernon’s next mayor is South Asian Akbal Mund. Many South Asians elected to councils across B.C. »

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11:09 pm |   AKBAL SINGH MUND, a prominent Vernon businessman, has become Vernon’s new mayor without ever having been a councillor. He will succeed Rob Sawatzky who decided not to seek reelection. According to a…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

RICHMOND: Mayor Malcolm Brodie and six councillors re-elected »

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10:40 pm | MALCOLM Brodie has been elected as Mayor of the City of Richmond. He will be joined on Richmond City Council by six incumbent councillors, along with newcomers Carol Day and Alexa Loo. Brodie…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Surrey’s civic political scene has changed DRAMATICALLY! »

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11:57 pm | SURREY’S civic political scene has undergone a dramatic change over the past two years with visible minorities – especially the powerful South Asian component – waking up to ground realities. Until recently, all…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

Vancouver Police do NOT want to join integrated police teams, Heed says solution is regional policing »

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02:39 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   VANCOUVER Police sources told The VOICE that they do NOT want to join the integrated police teams, including the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), that Suzanne Anton, Attorney General…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

Sikhs stand in unity in front of United Nations in New York to continue demanding justice for 1984 Genocide »

Gurdeep Kaur from India and Jasbir Singh from California in front of the United Nations headquarters.


All photos courtesy Indira Prahst

 

09:25 am |   BY INDIRA PRAHST Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Langara College Vancouver   HUNDREDS of Sikhs from all over the world gathered last week in front of the United Nations headquarters in…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

New study reports on substance abuse service for Punjabi Sikh communities in Fraser Health Region »

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03:24 pm |   A new study by the non-profit agency Genesis Family Empowerment Society on substance abuse in South Asian Punjabi Sikh communities in Surrey reveals a large gap between community needs and the services…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

Field Hockey Canada: Sumesh Putra and Paul Chohan among three members of inaugural Hall of Fame class inducted in Vancouver »

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01:30 pm |     SUMESH Putra, Paul Chohan and Dr. Harry Warren were the first of the inaugural Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame members to be inducted in a ceremony Wednesday night in Vancouver.…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

28 percent increase in students from India since 2013 in United States: 134,292 Indian students »

HEADLINES US STORY - STUDENTS

10:20 am | WASHINGTON: “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Thursday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

Ninderjit Singh, Poonam Randhawa’s killer, receives seven years’ prison time for 1997 shooting outside theatre »

Ninderjit Singh when he was arrested in the U.S.

01:14 am |   NINDERJIT Singh, 36, who is already serving a life sentence for killing his former 18-year-old girlfriend, Poonam Dhillon of Vancouver, in 1999, on Monday received a seven-year sentence from B.C. Supreme Court…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Dean Drysdale wins Conservative nomination from Cloverdale-Langley City, Dave Hayer knocked out in second round »

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11:05 pm |     FORMER Langley City councillor Dean Drysdale won the Conservative Party nomination from Cloverdale-Langley City federal riding on Saturday night. Drysdale won in the third round of voting, defeating life insurance salesman…

Nov 8 2014 / Read More »
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The ugly truth about sexual harassment – just the tip of the iceberg: UBC philosopher Scott Anderson »

04:11 pm |     THE sexual harassment scandals involving radio personality Jian Ghomeshi and Canada’s House of Commons have sparked plenty…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »

VANCOUVER ELECTION RESULTS »

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08:53 pm | For the latest Vancouver civic election results, go to: http://vancouver.ca/election/results.aspx…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

24-year-old male shot in Delta »

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10:24 am | DELTA Police say that at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday (November 15), they received a report  of a male…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

IN BRIEF: DENTIST DR. BOBBY RISHIRAJ, TRUCKER HARJIT LOTAY »

09:07 pm |     DENTIST DR. BOBBY RISHIRAJ: A panel of the discipline committee of the College of Dental Surgeons of…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

Women candidates for BC municipal office still fewer than men »

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05:28 pm |   ON both the mayoral and city council fronts in the 2014 BC local government elections this Saturday, there…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

Police say North Vancouver victim was Fatemah (Sara) Norouzy-Pooresfahany, originally from Iran »

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05:18 pm | ON August 18, 2012, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of an investigation in North Vancouver after human…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

Eleven small businesses in Surrey nominated for 2014-15 Small Business BC Awards »

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06:27 pm |   THE 2015 Small Business BC Awards opened for nominations on October 1, attracting more than 290 British Columbia-based…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Online immunization champions to raise community immunity »

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05:00 pm | AN innovative provincial online platform launched Wednesday, I Boost Immunity, which will allow British Columbians to share information about…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Walking in Surrey’s Winter Wonderland »

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04:26 pm | IT’S starting to look a lot like Christmas with the colourful windows popping up along King George Boulevard in…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

B.C. teachers win pregnancy leave case at Supreme Court of Canada »

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04:06 pm | IN an unusual but welcome move, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation on Wednesday…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

New mediation services keep family matters out of court »

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12:08 pm |   A new legal aid project is providing free mediation services for B.C. families to help them resolve family…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Domestic assault outside Surrey’s Royal Heights Elementary School triggers lockdown »

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11:13 am | AT about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Surrey RCMP attended Royal Heights Elementary School at 11665 97 Avenue in response…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

Literary Hindi literary fair in Alberta »

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08:46 pm |   POETS, writers and journalists from across Canada gathered, on the invitation of Alberta Hindi Parishad, at the Center…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement on Remembrance Day »

Ottawa – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen lay a wreath during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial. (PMO photo by Jason Ransom)

10:34 am | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday issued the following statement to mark Remembrance Day: “Today we remember the courage and…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Vancouver Police ask for public’s help to solve Halloween attack on South Asian teenager »

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02:47 pm | VANCOUVER Police are asking for the public’s help to solve a Halloween attack that sent a teenager to hospital…

Nov 10 2014 / Read More »

Annual Sikh Remembrance Day ceremony at military grave of Canadian WWI hero Pvt. Buckam Singh in Kitchener »

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10:54 am |     MEMBERS of the Canadian Armed Forces and the first turbaned Sikh cadets in the Royal Military College…

Nov 10 2014 / Read More »

Five arrested in connection to Surrey murders: 2006 homicide of David Mitchell, 2009 homicide of James Erickson »

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09:55 am |   THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team’s Cold Case Unit has arrested and charged five individuals over the weekend in connection…

Nov 10 2014 / Read More »

Vikram Vij bags Surrey’s “Business Person of the Year” Award by the Surrey Board of Trade »

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11:13 pm | CHEF Vikram Vij took home the prestigious Business Person of the Year award Thursday night at the Surrey Business…

Nov 7 2014 / Read More »

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2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter wins Battle of the Vans Event! »

03:48 pm | WITH a new look, more safety features and a new engine for the Canadian and U.S. markets, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is now better than ever.  First launched on the European market in 1995, the Sprinter has steadily been redefined and improved. Business owners like it for its low operating costs and excellent resale,…

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We want Chandigarh back: Badal »

02:01 am | Tarn Taran (Punjab) (IANS): Seeking justice for Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday demanded that the central government should return Chandigarh, the joint capital with Haryana, to Punjab. “Punjab has been a victim of the union government’s injustice for long. The time has come when the Modi government must do justice to the state…

Nov 16 2014 / Read More »
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Field Hockey Canada: Sumesh Putra and Paul Chohan among three members of inaugural Hall of Fame class inducted in Vancouver »

01:30 pm |     SUMESH Putra, Paul Chohan and Dr. Harry Warren were the first of the inaugural Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame members to be inducted in a ceremony Wednesday night in Vancouver. The three honourees were joined by family, friends, current national athletes and Field Hockey Canada alumni to celebrate their successes, passion and…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »
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Making ‘Bend It like Beckham’ musical most enjoyable: Gurinder Chadha »

11:17 pm | Mumbai (IANS): Gurinder Chadha’s iconic feisty film on female football “Bend It Like Beckham” is ready to hit the British stage with loads of Bollywood styled songs and dances. The British film director of Sikh origin is truly upbeat and says ‘desis’ everywhere would be proud. Though the play opens in London May 15, 2015,…

Nov 10 2014 / Read More »

Protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza – Get vaccinated! »

05:56 pm | EACH year, influenza kills more Canadians than all other vaccine-preventable illnesses combined. Health Minister Terry Lake and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall this week urged all British Columbians to arm themselves against influenza, and get vaccinated. “Most of us recognize the importance of washing our hands, properly covering our mouths when we cough or…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »
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HEADLINES TORONTO UNIV DR. DEB

Dr. Rahul Deb of University of Toronto among exceptional researchers honoured with Polanyi Prize by Ontario »

03:47 pm | DR. RAHUL Deb of the University of Toronto is among Ontario’s five top university researchers who have been recognized for their valuable contributions to the fields of chemistry, economic science, literature,…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »

Impact of social media »

Meg Sinclair, Communications Manager at Facebook, Harnoor Gill and Maya Shoucair, Communication Manager at Media Smarts.

02:16 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 11 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario   IN today’s world, it’s so easy for us…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

CJMR 1320 AM Punjabi Radio hosts raise food and funds for Seva Food Bank »

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11:34 am |   Mississauga: Over $100,000 in pledges and 30,000 pounds of food was collected for Mississauga’s Seva Food Bank this past weekend. The effort…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »
Ontario’s Peel Police investigate the region’s 9th homicide of 2014 » Annual Sikh Remembrance Day ceremony at military grave of Canadian WWI hero Pvt. Buckam Singh in Kitchener » Lest We Forget » 7th annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony in Kitchener »

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After Punjabi songs, Danish singer opts for Indian wedding »

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08:58 pm | Hoshiarpur (Punjab) (IANS): A Danish beauty, who croons Punjabi songs, has married a Dane in a traditional Punjabi-style wedding here with several of…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

Nikki Haley seeks strong business ties with India »

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08:52 pm |   Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Friday sought building of business ties between her state and Indian companies.…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

Sikhs stand in unity in front of United Nations in New York to continue demanding justice for 1984 Genocide »

Gurdeep Kaur from India and Jasbir Singh from California in front of the United Nations headquarters.


All photos courtesy Indira Prahst

 

09:25 am |   BY INDIRA PRAHST Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Langara College Vancouver   HUNDREDS of Sikhs from all over the world…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

28 percent increase in students from India since 2013 in United States: 134,292 Indian students »

HEADLINES US STORY - STUDENTS

10:20 am | WASHINGTON: “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Thursday by the Student…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »
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We want Chandigarh back: Badal »

02:01 am | Tarn Taran (Punjab) (IANS): Seeking justice for Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday demanded that the central government should return Chandigarh, the joint capital with Haryana, to Punjab. “Punjab…

Nov 16 2014 / Read More »

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