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Five U.S. spies, and two each from India, China and Sweden kicked out of Canada from 2004 to 2014 »

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09:55 am | BELIEVE it or not, the U.S. – not China – is Canada’s worst enemy when it comes to spying. A Toronto Star report on Tuesday said a Canada Border Services Agency document released…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

Surrey travel agency Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd.’s sudden closure, clients file complaint with RCMP »

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02:08 pm | CONSUMER Protection BC announced last week on Friday (February 27) that it has suspended the licence of Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd., a travel agency operating out of Surrey at 101-7015 128 Street.…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

University of Fraser Valley’s male wrestling team members suspended. Harassment on social media? »

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11:07 am | JUST a few weeks ago the University of the Fraser Valley’s wrestling co-head coaches Arjan Bhullar and Raj Virdi could justifiably boast of how their new Cascades program’s first-ever trip to the Canada…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu encourages young South Asians to join the VPD if they’re seeking an ‘interesting career’ »

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03:13 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   VANCOUVER Police Chief Constable Jim Chu told The VOICE this week that if young South Asians were looking for an “interesting career” they should join the Vancouver Police Department.…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

SO WHAT’S NEXT FOR VANCOUVER POLICE CHIEF JIM CHU? »

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03:08 pm | (Part of interview with Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu)   VOICE: What are your plans after you retire?   CHU: I don’t have any plans today.   VOICE: No politics?   CHU: (Laughs)…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Shonali Bose’s “Margarita, with a Straw” looks at self-discovery and sexuality with dignity »

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02:56 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Langara College Vancouver   THIS week I received an unexpected email from the acclaimed film director of Amu, Shonali Bose, inviting me to attend…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

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 »
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Who is the dead man found in vehicle in Surrey last Friday? »

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10:53 pm | THE Province newspaper reported on line Monday night that according to their police sources the dead man found in…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Nurse attacked in Abbotsford ER just days after BC Nurses’ Union calls for action »

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04:47 pm | AT last week’s BC Nurses’ Union convention, hundreds of BC’s nurses were united in their call for action to…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Mukesh Ambani again tops 90 Indian billionaires, Bill Gates world’s richest »

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12:15 pm | Washington (IANS): Mukesh Ambani again tops 90 Indian billionaires, 28 of them newcomers, on Forbes’ annual ranking as Bill…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

New Westminster Police fires officer for alleged theft »

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11:19 am | THE New Westminster Police Department on Monday announced that they have terminated the employment of one of their sworn…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Another Hindu temple attacked in Washington state »

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12:42 pm | A Sanatan Dharam temple was vandalised in Washington state with windows broken and the word “Fear” painted on it,…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

OPINION: Conservatives gambled with the economy and Canadians are paying the price »

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02:36 pm | BY SUKH DHALIWAL Former Liberal MP   “We are proud that the government is on track to achieve a…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada connects Canadians with their fellow Muslims through national campaign »

02:47 pm | THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada has launched a national campaign titled “Meet A Muslim Family” to connect Canadians with…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Quebec judge’s ban on hijab stunningly wrong, says World Sikh Organization »

02:44 pm | THE World Sikh Organization of Canada said Friday it is stunned by the refusal of a Quebec judge to…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

“Freedom is not obtained by begging”: VIBC presents Songs of Revolution »

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09:05 am |   Songs of Revolution Thursday, March 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (reception to follow) Surrey City Hall (13450 – 104 Avenue,…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

IN BRIEF: PHOSPHINE FROM PAKISTAN KILLS KIDS / HOT YOGA GETS TOO HOT! »

08:57 am |   PHOSPHINE FROM PAKISTAN KILLS TWO KIDS: A two-year-old boy, Zia Hassan, and his eight-month-old sister, Zara, are dead…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

First American Sikh superhero who loves Elvis »

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08:42 am | Washington (IANS): There’s a new superhero in town and he doesn’t sport a cape, mask or wear embarrassing tights. He…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

South Asian arrested in death of Indian student in Ontario »

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08:26 am | Toronto (IANS): Police in Canada have arrested a South Asian man on charges of manslaughter in connection with the death…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

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 »

Surrey RCMP officers support Pink Shirt Day »

 

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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 »

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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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Five U.S. spies, and two each from India, China and Sweden kicked out of Canada from 2004 to 2014 »

09:55 am | BELIEVE it or not, the U.S. – not China – is Canada’s worst enemy when it comes to spying. A Toronto Star report on Tuesday said a Canada Border Services Agency document released under the Access to Information shows that in the past 10 years 21 people were barred from Canada for “engaging in an…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »
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Chicago Fire – 1, Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 1: ‘Caps enter First Kick undefeated in three matches »

09:24 pm | PORTLAND, OREGON – Bring on March 7. Vancouver Whitecaps FC played to a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire Saturday afternoon in their preseason finale at Providence Park. Centre back Pa-Modou Kah opened the scoring for the ‘Caps in the 31st minute with his second goal in as many games, but Shahdon Winshester scored a 90th-minute…

Feb 28 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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Happy 3rd Birthday, Peace Welcome Club! »

02:40 pm | BY HARNOOR GILL Founder Peace Welcome Club Georgetown, Ontario   I have a very special notice for the community of fans that we have for Peace Welcome Club (PWC) and…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

South Asian arrested in death of Indian student in Ontario »

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08:26 am | Toronto (IANS): Police in Canada have arrested a South Asian man on charges of manslaughter in connection with the death of a 19-year-old…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

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…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »
International Mother Language Day celebrated at Toronto’s Consulate General of India » Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil, who is also wanted in Sandip Duhre’s murder, extradited to Canada » Prashant Tiwari’s family files suit after son dies during Brampton hospital suicide watch » Harshalkumar Desai, 24, died of hypothermia in Mississauga, police conclude »

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Hang the convict: Family of December 16 rape victim »

09:08 am | New Delhi (IANS): Demanding the “immediate” hanging of the December 16, 2012 gang rape convict for justifying the ghastly crime, the father of…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

Mukesh Ambani again tops 90 Indian billionaires, Bill Gates world’s richest »

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12:15 pm | Washington (IANS): Mukesh Ambani again tops 90 Indian billionaires, 28 of them newcomers, on Forbes’ annual ranking as Bill Gates emerged as…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Sayeed’s remarks cause uproar; Congress attacks, BJP dissociates »

12:10 pm | New Delhi/Jammu (IANS): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s controversial remarks giving credit to militants and Pakistan for the smooth…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Sayeed Kashmir CM again, BJP shares power on peace agenda »

12:30 pm | Jammu (IANS): PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called for peace Sunday after taking oath as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, heading…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »
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Five U.S. spies, and two each from India, China and Sweden kicked out of Canada from 2004 to 2014 »

09:55 am | BELIEVE it or not, the U.S. – not China – is Canada’s worst enemy when it comes to spying. A Toronto Star report on Tuesday said a Canada Border Services…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

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