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Prince William and Kate will be in B.C. this fall »

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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08:48 am | PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday announced that Prince William and his wife, Kate, will visit British Columbia and the Yukon this fall. Trudeau said that the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

South Asian man’s impaired driving charge in Mississauga dismissed because he was not provided Punjabi interpreter »

JUSTICE

11:01 am | ONTARIO Court Justice Paul F. Monahan in a recent ruling dismissed a charge of impaired driving against Bikkar Khandal in an October 2015 incident at a RIDE spot-check near the 401 Highway and…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu, killed in Saturday’s shooting in Surrey, and injured male, Sean Pasha, were apparently not the intended targets, say police (updated) »

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03:00 pm | THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Monday that Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu, 28, killed in Saturday’s shooting in Surrey, and the other male who was injured were apparently not the intended targets. IHIT said…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

ATN acquires exclusive Canadian broadcast rights for cricket from around the world »

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02:01 pm | TORONTO: Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN), Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, announced on Monday that it has acquired exclusive cricket rights for Cricket Australia, England Cricket Board, Cricket Ireland and Caribbean Premiere…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

BC NDP endorses Jagrup Brar in Surrey-Fleetwood »

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11:30 pm |   NEW Democrats officially endorsed three-time winner Jagrup Brar as their candidate in the 2017 provincial election Sunday (July 24) night. Members and elected officials cheered Brar at a standing-room only event at…

Jul 24 2016 / Read More »

23-year-old South Asian seriously injured in Abbotsford shooting »

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01:49 pm | ABBOTSFORD police found a 23-year-old man inside a Cadillac Escalade with gunshot wounds in the area of Blue Jay Street and Cardinal Avenue after receiving several 911 calls at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday…

Jul 23 2016 / Read More »

CRIME REPORT: Almost all quiet in Vancouver’s South Slope area – for now »

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03:38 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   TWO years after I wrote about Vancouver’s South Slope crime situation being out of control as two South Asian groups of youths clashed violently with each other, things seemed…

Jul 22 2016 / Read More »

Dr. Vandana Shiva lashes out at corporations whose ‘tricks have become worse and more hidden’ »

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02:46 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Vancouver sociologist   DR. Vandana Shiva from India, a physicist and social activist in the international sustainable food movement who has won numerous awards, including the Right Livelihood Award (known…

Jul 22 2016 / Read More »

Defence Minister Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Dion attend Global Coalition to Counter ISIL meeting »

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06:44 pm | DEFENCE Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion on Thursday wrapped up two days of productive meetings in Washington with defence and foreign ministers from countries contributing to the Global…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Gill’s wife (UPDATE) »

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10:00 pm | WEDNESDAY (JULY 20) UPDATE: A jury in Ottawa on Wednesday found Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald guilty of first-degree murder in the January 29, 2014 slaying of Gill’s wife, Jagtar Gill. The victim’s…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »

Peel Regional Police arrest Rashid Ahmad in connection to violent home invasions, South Asian jewelry store robberies »

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08:23 pm |   INVESTIGATORS from the Central Robbery Bureau of Peel Regional Police have arrested Rashid Ahmad, 25, of Windsor, the third suspect in connection to a series of violent home invasions and jewelry store…

Jul 19 2016 / Read More »

Burnaby Councillor Sav Dhaliwal appointed Chair of FCM’s Standing Committee on Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements »

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04:38 pm | BURNABY Councillor Sav Dhaliwal has been appointed Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Standing Committee on Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements. FCM President Clark Somerville thanked Dhaliwal for agreeing to serve in…

Jul 19 2016 / Read More »

Charge assessment in connection with former Radio India boss Maninder Gill’s alleged breach of conditions has not been completed: CJB (Tuesday update) »

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03:45 pm |   DAN McLaughlin, Communications Counsel with the Criminal Justice Branch (CJB), told The VOICE on Tuesday from Victoria that the CJB “has not completed the charge assessment” in connection with the alleged breach of…

Jul 19 2016 / Read More »
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30,000th application is in for $1,200 B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant »

30,000th application is in for $1,200 B.C. Training and Educatio

03:18 pm |   EDUCATION Minister Mike Bernier on Wednesday welcomed the 30,000th application for the $1,200 B.C. Training and Education Savings…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

Specialized policing unit addressing community concerns, says Surrey RCMP »

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02:48 pm | Reductions in property crime, mischief, theft and stolen property   A specialized team dedicated to addressing ongoing community concerns…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

Vincent Cheung sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison for targeting individuals associated to Justice Institute »

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12:18 pm | IN September 2015, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) announced that charges had been laid…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

Richmond’s Alexandra District Energy Utility awarded highest honour from international association »

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11:34 am | THE City of Richmond’s Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU) has earned the City a prestigious, highest-honour award for being an…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

B.C. mobilizes joint task force to scale up overdose response »

Premier Christy Clark

10:42 am |   AS B.C. faces an unprecedented rise in overdoses, Premier Christy Clark on Wednesday announced a newly formed Joint…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

Billion dollar blunder at BC Hydro means families will pay the price: NDP »

John Horgan

01:56 pm | THE NDP says that families will face massive hydro rate hikes after the Christy Clark government secretly added more than…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Jason Nguyen homicide: Vancouver Police Board offers $10,000 reward »

Jason Nguyen

01:11 pm |   THE Vancouver Police Board has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Over $885 million in foreign investment in Metro Vancouver’s residential real estate market in five weeks »

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11:44 am |   UPDATED data on foreign investment show more than $885 million in foreign investment flowed into Metro Vancouver’s residential…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

B.C. Day long weekend: Authorities warn of driver fatigue that kills 16 people every year »

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11:33 am |   AS we head into B.C. Day long weekend, ICBC, the B.C. government and police are asking all drivers…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Restrictions on independent container trucking operators contrary to signed agreement: United Truckers Association »

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09:31 am | UNFAIR limitations imposed by the Office of the BC Container Trucking Commissioner on independent container trucking operators are preventing small…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Surrey Fusion Festival: BC’s largest multicultural celebration draws over 100,000 festivalgoers, 40 cultures from around the globe »

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09:17 am | OVER 100,000 festivalgoers joined in BC’s largest multicultural celebration, Surrey Fusion Festival, this past weekend. The event featured live entertainment…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes: UBC and Ryerson University study »

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09:08 am | Study suggests separated bike lanes that minimize interaction with rail tracks   ONE-THIRD of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Bellingham brothers who conspired to smuggle 29 kg of cocaine into Canada convicted following jury trial »

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04:39 pm | Brothers picked up cocaine in California, dropped it in woods while fleeing from RCMP and U.S. Border Patrol  …

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Premier Christy Clark still failing British Columbians with housing flip-flop: NDP »

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04:37 pm | PREMIER Christy Clark spent years denying that B.C.’s housing affordability crisis even exists, and now she’s introducing new legislation to…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation welcomes all to Mela Gadri Babeyan Da on July 31 »

03:56 pm | JULY 31 will mark a historic celebration for thousands from the South Asian community as the Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Vancouver Mayor urges provincial government to invest in creating new low- and middle-income housing in Vancouver »

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02:53 pm | VANCOUVER Mayor Gregor Robertson on Monday urged the Province to match their efforts to cool the market with a commitment…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP seek public’s help to identify white male suspect in May 2 sexual assault  »

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02:38 pm | SURREY RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an alleged sexual assault after receiving video surveillance. On…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Licence suspended for Surrey’s Airways Tours & Travel Ltd. »

12:07 pm | CONSUMER Protection BC suspended the travel licence and issued an administrative penalty against Airways Tours & Travel Ltd., a travel…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

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2016 Mercedes Benz GLE: Fitting replacement for the M-Class »

07:13 pm | The 2016 Mercedes – Benz GLE class is an all new line of vehicles from the premium German automaker and replaces the previous M-Class. We tested the GLE300d Coupe, not really a coupe, but a sleek, four-door CUV with its fastback design and powerful, purposeful look. The new GLE-Class, arrives with a range of powertrains…

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Licence suspended for Surrey’s Airways Tours & Travel Ltd. »

12:07 pm | CONSUMER Protection BC suspended the travel licence and issued an administrative penalty against Airways Tours & Travel Ltd., a travel agency located in Surrey, BC, for violating BC’s consumer protection laws. A recent Consumer Protection BC inspection determined that Airways Tours & Travel had contravened section 189(5)(b) of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (the BPCP…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

ATN acquires exclusive Canadian broadcast rights for cricket from around the world »

02:01 pm | TORONTO: Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN), Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, announced on Monday that it has acquired exclusive cricket rights for Cricket Australia, England Cricket Board, Cricket Ireland and Caribbean Premiere League. The rights consists of all the games that will be played in Australia from 2016 to 2021 including Big Bash League…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »
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Sunny Leone to start film opposite Arbaaz in August »

01:53 pm | Mumbai (IANS): Actress Sunny Leone says that she will start shooting for the film “Tera Intezaar” opposite Arbaaz Khan next month and also that she is thankful for her “kitty full of movies”. Present at the launch of a calendar for condom brand Manforce, Sunny, asked about her upcoming projects, said: “I am going to…

Jul 11 2016 / Read More »
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July 23: “Little India Big Business” documentary exposes the boom behind Indian weddings in Metro Vancouver »

09:48 pm | A new documentary with a spotlight on the booming Indian wedding business will air July 23 on CBC. “Little India Big Business” takes a critical look at the Metro Vancouver industry and the culture of big, fat Indian weddings. “I wanted to explore my own reluctance to getting married,” says journalist and documentary producer Bal…

Jul 18 2016 / Read More »
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MP Sonia Sidhu represents government at Korean War Veterans Ceremony in Brampton »

03:00 pm | Brampton hosts ceremony for 63rd anniversary of cessation of hostilities of the Korean War BRAMPTON: Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South, laid a wreath, placed a poppy and made remarks on behalf…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

Bollywood Monster Mashup: International Bollywood stars perform with homegrown talent at Mississauga Celebration Square »

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11:59 pm | MISSISSAUGA: The largest South Asian festival in Canada, Bollywood Monster Mashup, brought together international and homegrown fusion acts in Mississauga Celebration Square…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

South Asian man’s impaired driving charge in Mississauga dismissed because he was not provided Punjabi interpreter »

JUSTICE

11:01 am | ONTARIO Court Justice Paul F. Monahan in a recent ruling dismissed a charge of impaired driving against Bikkar Khandal in an October…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes: UBC and Ryerson University study »

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09:08 am | Study suggests separated bike lanes that minimize interaction with rail tracks   ONE-THIRD of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Arrests made in a rash of gas station robberies in Brampton »

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08:50 am | PEEL Regional Police officers from 22 Division and Central Robbery Bureau have arrested two men in relation to a rash of gas…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

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Two films on Patel stir in Gujarat denied censor clearance »

02:08 pm | Ahmedabad (IANS: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused clearance to two films based on the Patidar agitation in Gujarat,…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Prime Minister Modi thanks President Mukherjee for making him comfortable in Delhi »

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee (center) flanked by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on July 25, 2016. (Photo: IANS/RB)

01:31 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that when he came to the national capital two years ago he…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Expelling of Chinese journalists will have serious consequences: Chinese state media »

12:02 am | Beijing (IANS): If expelling of three Chinese journalists by India is a revenge for China’s opposition to its Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)…

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Salman Khan acquitted in two poaching cases; many see it as “mockery of the Indian judicial system” »

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11:59 pm | Jodhpur (IANS): The Rajasthan High Court on Monday acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in two cases of chinkara (Indian gazelle) and blackbuck…

Jul 24 2016 / Read More »

Kejriwal’s is idle mind indulging in conspiracy theories: BJP »

11:51 am | New Delhi (IANS): Reacting to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s claim on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could even get him (Kejriwal) murdered, the BJP said it is not…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File Photo: IANS)

Modi can even have me murdered, says Kejriwal »

10:03 am | New Delhi (IANS): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was so furious with the AAP that he can even have him (Kejriwal) murdered.…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

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