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BC politics scam

Maybe next year for trial related to the B.C. Liberals’ ethnic outreach scandal

Brian Bonney, a former Liberal government employee, and Mark Robertson, an active B.C. Liberal Party worker, face several... (more...)

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Cyclists roll into Surrey schools with message of respect and diversity

Cycling4 Diversity founder Ken Herar, centre, prepares to talk to a packed gymnasium at Khalsa School in Newton on Thursday.... (more...)

health-risk-iron deficiency

Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

Jackie Hannaford at her home in Vancouver, B.C. May 25, 2015. Arlen Redekop, Vancouver Desi SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In... (more...)

A look at Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s first cabinet

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A look at Alberta’s NDP cabinet sworn in Sunday: Rachel Notley (Edmonton Strathcona) Premier,... (more...)

Jacqui Feldman shows off a recovering Sugar, her 13-year-old poodle that Terra Nova vet Dr. Javaid Chaudhry, rear, helped save after operating to remove a tumour. Feldman, who is battling cancer herself, fell on hard times and couldn’t afford to pay the $3,000-plus for Sugar’s procedure.  Alan Campbell/Richmond News

Richmond veterinarian steps up to save cancer sufferer’s dying dog

Jacqui Feldman shows off a recovering Sugar, her 13-year-old poodle that Terra Nova vet Dr. Javaid Chaudhry, rear, helped... (more...)

crime-North Shore

Saudi-born dad gains guardianship of daughter put up for adoption by addict mom

Scales of justice. Fotolia KEVEN DREWS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s highest court has granted... (more...)

Surrey stabbing

IHIT trying to track son after woman’s body found in Richmond home

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over after a body was found in Richmond Tuesday afternoon. The Province VANCOUVER... (more...)


Federal government approves 100 new RCMP officers to quell drug war in Surrey

More police resources are on the way to deal with Surrey’s gang problem. PNG TAMSYN BURGMANN THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY,... (more...)

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‘Force doesn’t look pretty': Vancouver police defend rough arrest caught on video

A screengrab of Donovan Mahoney’s video posted to YouTube. Donovan Mahoney/screenshot FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI Donovan... (more...)

desi-police incidents

Abbotsford police issues warning after series of armed robberies

Abbotsford police provided a map of the incidents. Abbotsford Police Department Handout VANCOUVER DESI Abbotsford has had... (more...)


Manhunt continues for ‘armed and dangerous’ couple who allegedly pointed gun at New West police

New Westminster police are investigating. (Jason Payne / The Province) UPDATE – MONDAY MAY 18, 2014, 11:32 P.M. New... (more...)


Surrey Mounties seize large quantities of guns, drugs in raid

Police said they seized 280 grams of methamphetamine, 210 grams of heroin, a loaded handgun, two replica guns, an extendable... (more...)

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Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

health-risk-iron deficiency

Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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courtroom drama

Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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