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Spice Radio calling on Metro Vancouver to Raise Your Hands Against Racism Saturday

The City of Surrey is ready to welcome community members on Saturday so they can raise their hands against racism. Submitted... (more...)

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Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

Harprit Brar raises her hand against racism. VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands... (more...)

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Justin Trudeau to speak at Women in Business awards in Surrey

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is the guest speaker at Women in Business awards in Surrey tonight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian... (more...)

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Kwantlen now investigating possible ‘illegal pyramid scheme’

A view of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Kwantlen... (more...)

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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

Manbir Randhawa had a successful and fast-rising career as a business administration manager at an IT company before she... (more...)

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Surrey students grow ‘green mindedness’ at school

At Royal Heights Elementary in Surrey, teacher Scott Harris, Garren Grewal, Vibhu Bhatt, Rohan Dhanda and Charlotte Brenner... (more...)

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Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

File: Jas Singh checks out a bin of pickling cucumbers at God’s Little Acre farm in Surrey, B.C. Monday August 12,... (more...)

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Prolific B.C. criminal gets 8-1/2 years for taking part in fatal store robbery, violent kidnapping

Justice Janice Dillon, in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, sentenced Ian Clifford Langthorne, 30, after he pleaded... (more...)

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#SheTalksYVR: Learning self-acceptance beats quest for perfection (with video)

Harpreet Pandher is one of the speakers at #SheTalksYVR, a conference that features 15 speakers with a variety of life experiences,... (more...)

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Nurse attacked, injured by patient at Abbotsford hospital

File: A woman wearing hospital scrubs walks towards the ER at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Richard Lam/PNG THE... (more...)

Surrey BC

Dead man found in Surrey vehicle believed to be brother of drug trafficker

Surrey RCMP established a large crime scene in the 9500-block 139th Street Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015, after a body was... (more...)

Canadian men pleased Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh jailed in Nepal for abuse of child

By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Two men who testified against Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh say his conviction... (more...)

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Gallery: Eight-year-old ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ campaign goes viral

VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
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Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Desi-weird news

Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
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Blogs

No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canadaa

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to the Vancouver Province Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is…
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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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