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MPs, senators unanimously make Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai honorary citizen

By Stephanie Levitz THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – Parliamentarians and senators have unanimously supported bestowing... (more...)

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Jag Khosa: Families pay the ultimate price of gang wars

Det. Jag Khosa of the Combined Force Special Enforcement Unit-BC, talks about gang violence and youth in Metro Vancouver.... (more...)

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Canada is Losing the Values War!

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Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

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Linda Hepner leads in most recent Surrey civic election poll

Self-commissioned report by Surrey First shows there’s still strong favourability for outgoing mayor Dianne Watts Surrey... (more...)

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Vancouver’s ‘Spice Goddess’ Bal Arneson loves celebrating Diwali with friends and family

Bal Arneson, the host of the TV show “Spice Goddess” and cookbook author, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN... (more...)

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MPs vote to make Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai honorary Canadian citizen

This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Malala Yousafzai speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in... (more...)

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Good Samaritan gets ‘The Beast’ back after helping drunken girl

Drunken stranger crashed and dashed with his beloved jacket on Sunday, but Roy Abraham finds it hanging on his doorknob the... (more...)

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Thousands of temporary foreign workers lose chance to stay in Alberta

Alberta Jobs Minister Ric McIver would like to see Ottawa double Alberta’s quota of temporary foreign workers who can be... (more...)

B.C.’s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA – New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural... (more...)

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Surrey spends less per person than any other city in Metro Vancouver

Surrey City Hall, where per-capita government spending was lower than in any other municipality studied by the Fraser Institute.... (more...)

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Surrey officials declare war on European gypsy moth

The European gypsy moth, a pest deemed a threat to B.C.’s ecology and economy. Submitted , Ministry of Forests, Lands and... (more...)

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Canada is Losing the Values War!

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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in Bengal

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Gallery: Army officer’s wife wins Mrs. India Worldwide pageant

IANS New Delhi – Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs.India Worldwide 2014 here. Grewal, who hails from…
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Ontario teen fighting superbugs with an assist from Indian home cooking

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Like a lot of great discoveries, Varsha Jayasankar’s foray into how to kill superbugs with an extract from Indian food started…
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Canada is Losing the Values War!

  UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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