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Former Surrey MLA Brenda Locke to run for councillor in November’s election, says Surrey needs own Charter like Vancouver »

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09:30 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   FORMER Surrey MLA Brenda Locke, who told me earlier this week that she is going to run for councillor in November’s municipal election, wants Surrey to have its own…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Councillor Barinder Rasode ditches Surrey First, saying independent voices no longer encouraged or respected »

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09:08 pm | SURREY Councillor Barinder Rasode has quit Surrey First, saying that independent voices are no longer encouraged or respected. The VOICE came to know on Tuesday night that Rasode was to make this announcement, but held…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: South Asian kids caught driving recklessly need to change their stupid and shameless attitude! »

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08:56 pm | INSTEAD of being humble and repentant for endangering other people’s lives as well as their own by driving down busy South Fraser Way at about 40 km per hour in fancy cars –…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Golden Girls raise $1-million for Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Operating Room at BC Children’s Hospital »

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08:51 pm | ON Tuesday, April 15, the Golden Girls, a unique group of community-minded women within the South-Asian community, celebrated the conclusion of efforts to raise $1 million in just five years to support BC…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Vancouver Police officers honoured by Vancouver’s Khalsa Diwan Society for their exemplary service »

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08:45 pm | EVERY year the Khalsa Diwan Society recognizes South Asian police officers who have contributed to bettering society by engaging the community through various initiatives and personal diligence. Last year’s awardees were Inspector Steve…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Celebrating and remembering Sikh history at Khalsa Day Parade »

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08:37 pm | THIS year more people than ever are expected to attend the popular Khalsa Day Parade organized by Dashmesh Darbar Gurdwara in Surrey, the largest of its kind in North America, on April 19.…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

BY THE WAY … WITH RATTAN »

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08:35 pm | SO WHAT’S UP IN SURREY?: Things have been developing over the past many months in Surrey’s civic politics as various councillors and would-be councillors and mayoral hopefuls have been forming coalitions of various…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Kirpan to be accommodated at Canadian missions across the world »

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07:57 pm | THE World Sikh Organization of Canada on Monday announced the release of accommodation guidelines for the kirpan in Canadian embassies and consulates across the world. The Indo-Canadian Voice had reported last week that…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Field Hockey: Two South Asians in men’s roster named for upcoming champions challenge in Malaysia »

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07:52 pm | THE Canadian Men’s National Program has named 18 elite athletes to a team that will travel to Kuantan, Malaysia, to take part in the 8th Men’s Champions Challenge 1 (CC1) tournament April 26…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Floated policy highlights spousal sponsorship challenges »

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07:39 pm | THE current government has implemented changes to immigration rules for several years, in all categories of immigration, to address several of its concerns. The first concerns the ability of immigrants to adapt to…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Cricketer brothers Manrick Singh and Tekbinderpal Bhar sentenced in case involving minor girl »

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03:59 pm | MANRICK Singh, 27, former Malaysian national cricketer who used to play for West Vancouver Cricket Club, received a 90-day…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Surrey Councillor Rasode says there should be 135 new officers over next five years – NOT 95 that Mayor Watts has asked for »

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11:44 am |   BY RATTAN MALL   SURREY Mayor Dianne Watts and Council endorsed a proposal on Wednesday to add 95…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

CBSA officers seize approximately 12 kg of suspected heroin on flight from Pakistan at Pearson »

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10:22 am |     THE Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that they recently seized approximately 12 kg of suspected heroin…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »

Seva Food Bank launches Seva Farm »

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10:43 pm |   Mississauga, Ontario: The Seva Food Bank has announced the launch of a new initiative with KarmaGrow. Starting with…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

Priya Randhawa of Surrey, Poonam Sandhu of Vancouver in Canadian field hockey team to England »

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11:17 pm |            CANADA’S women’s national field hockey program has selected 20 women to travel overseas for…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Mina Khtaria of Surrey all set for 2014 Miss Universe Canada Pageant »

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10:48 pm |       MINA Khtaria of Surrey is all set for May’s Miss Universe Canada 2014 competition from May…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP celebrate Vaisakhi Day, caution parents to take care of kids »

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06:49 pm | ON Saturday, April 19, the Surrey RCMP will be participating in this year’s Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, one of the…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Vaisakhi parade a great opportunity to enjoy Sikh culture »

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06:48 pm | LAST Saturday, Premier Christy Clark and tens of thousands of people took time to enjoy the annual Vaisakhi parade…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Amar Karma enthusiasts from Ontario now launch in Surrey »

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06:45 pm | AMAR Karma Organ Donation Society, Canada’s first South Asian organization to raise awareness about organ donation, is now set…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Surrey students teach music and English and share Canadian culture with Indian students »

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06:34 pm | STUDENTS from Surrey’s Pacific Academy Secondary recently returned from a spring break community outreach trip to Nagpur, India. The…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Surrey and Delta high school students showcase science smarts at KPU »

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06:25 pm | AN impressive showcase of science projects were on display at last week’s South Fraser Regional Science Fair (SFRSF) held…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Local organizations facing difficulties as funding for Skills Link Program faces unexplained delays: Jinny Sims »

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06:20 pm | COMMUNITY organizations in Surrey are facing difficulties as funding for the Skills Link Program has faced unexplained delays. NDP…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Canada suspends voluntary Commonwealth funds, Sri Lanka accuses Canada of misusing voluntary funds »

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06:15 pm | FOREIGN Affairs Minister John Baird on Tuesday announced that Canada will suspend its voluntary contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Husband of slain South Asian woman charged with first-degree murder »

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06:04 pm | THE husband of a South Asian woman, who was found dead in her house in south Ottawa has been…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Field Hockey: Canadian men and women win gold at 2014 Indoor Pan Am Cup »

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05:54 pm | THE Canadian men’s and women’s indoor national field hockey teams have booked their tickets to Leipzig, Germany for the…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

2014 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW DRAWS RECORD CROWDS »

12:14 pm | Vancouver, BC – The most important event for the auto industry in British Columbia, the Vancouver International Auto Show, released the 2014 attendance numbers of 84,506 for the six-day event. This is a 5% increase from the 2013 Show. The 2014 Vancouver International Auto Show featured over 400 vehicles from 30 international brands. From luxury…

Apr 8 2014 / Read More »

6.6-magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island coast felt in Kelowna and Vancouver »

11:16 pm |   YES, that was an earthquake – but there was no danger of a tsunami. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island just after 8:10 p.m. Its epicentre was 94km S of Port Hardy, 40 kilometres southwest of Port Alice at a depth of 11.4 kilometres, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
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Priya Randhawa of Surrey, Poonam Sandhu of Vancouver in Canadian field hockey team to England »

11:17 pm |            CANADA’S women’s national field hockey program has selected 20 women to travel overseas for a series of seven matches versus England and Wales from April 27 to May 7. The series, which will be held in England, will serve as an important test for the Canadian women as they prepare…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Kala Ramnath, Vandana Vishwas to perform in 12th Annual Small World Asian Music Series »

11:00 pm |   Toronto: Small World Music, the Toronto-based charitable organization whose primary mission and mandate is to promote cultural diversity in Toronto by featuring world music artists of the highest caliber from around the world, has teamed up renowned classical Indian violinist from Mewati Gharana, Kala Ramnath, and Mississauga-based vocalist Vandana Vishwas (see photo) to perform…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »
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Mina Khtaria of Surrey all set for 2014 Miss Universe Canada Pageant »

10:48 pm |       MINA Khtaria of Surrey is all set for May’s Miss Universe Canada 2014 competition from May 17-24 in Toronto where she will be representing British Columbia. She will compete with over 50 delegates from across Canada. The winner will represent Canada at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant in the fall and will…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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6.6-magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island coast felt in Kelowna and Vancouver »

11:16 pm |   YES, that was an earthquake – but there was no danger of a tsunami. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island just after 8:10 p.m. Its…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

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Malaysian jet: Washed up metal piece sparks speculations »

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09:09 am | Perth/Canberra(IANS): The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing March 8 took a new twist and set off fresh speculations…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Government intended to punish Sikhs, reveals Cobrapost »

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12:08 pm | New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi Police succumbed to anti-Sikh sentiments in 1984, thus abetting rioting and arson, a sting operation by…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »

Miss America Nina Davuluri to defence of teen who asked her for a dance »

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10:03 pm |     Washington (IANS): The first ever Indian-American Miss America, Nina Davuluri, has come to the defence of a teen who asked her…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »
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Toll reaches 181 in South Korean ferry disaster »

12:21 pm | Seoul (IANS) Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 181 Friday morning as divers kept searching bodies or possible survivors inside the submerged vessel. On the 10th day…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

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