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335 overdose deaths in Vancouver last year

STAGGERING year-end data for 2017 shows an estimated 335 overdose deaths in Vancouver, compared to 234 in 2016, and 6,234 overdose calls, compared to...

BC Supreme Court ends indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons across Canada

THE BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and John Howard Society of Canada (JHSC) on Wednesday won their court case challenging the use of solitary...

Sikh Coalition launches electronic guidebook for journalists

THE Sikh Coalition launched the first-ever electronic guidebook for journalists looking to report on Sikhism on Tuesday, National Religious Freedom Day, in New York. The electronic version...

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu

FINALLY!   After all that suspense and rumours and interpretations and misinterpretations about the "roka" ceremony (a pre-engagement ceremony) in the media last December, federal NDP...

South Asian male posing as cop in Surrey steals cash and credit cards

SURREY RCMP are advising the public to consider checking the credentials of persons claiming to be police officers who are not wearing a full uniform. On...

British Columbia will add about 2,900 tech-related student spaces

MELANIE Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, announced on Tuesday that the tech sector will benefit from thousands of additional tech-related spaces at...

Kevin Whiteside, known to police, dead; innocent teen victim Alfred Wong also dies in...

https://livestream.com/accounts/77071/events/4458489/videos/168601209   KEVIN Whiteside, 23, of Vancouver who was injured in Saturday’s shooting, has died in hospital, Vancouver Police Chief Constable Adam Palmer announced on Monday...

Do you know where Sachdeep Dhoot, 18, of Surrey is? (Update)

SURREY RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male, Sachdeep Dhoot, 18, associated to a vehicle. Dhoot was last seen in the...

Punjab Chief Minister wants special facility for Non-Resident Indian investors

Chandigarh (PTI): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed officials to explore setting up a designated help desk to facilitate Indians settled abroad, especially...

Dalwinder Singh of Brampton charged with murder in death of wife and mother-in-law

DALWINDER Singh, 29, of Brampton on Saturday was charged with second-degree murder in death of wife and mother-in-law. Ontario's Peel Regional Police's investigators from the...

Remembering Vancouver Police Constable Paul Sanghera

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/950504255944671232 ON January 8, 1982, Constable Paul Sanghera and his partner were working together on patrol in the area of East Vancouver known as District...

Ardaman Jaswal among Vancouver Police’s newest officers sworn in

ARDAMAN Jaswal was among the 15 new Vancouver Police Department recruits that were sworn in on Friday. Ardaman was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. She...

Province bringing housing to Surrey for people in need

PEOPLE who are homeless, including those camping along 135A Street in Surrey, will soon have access to safe and supportive housing. The British Columbia government...

Just over half of BC residents say province made right call to finish Site...

Fifty-one per cent are optimistic when they look at how the government is functioning   A politically risky call that might have threatened the future of...

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