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Donated equipment from Vancouver on its way to hockey-mad northern India

Victor Lo (L) and Richard Loat of Five Hole for Food are heading to northern India to teach youth hockey as well as donate... (more...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

Hands Against Racism effort from the Jive Communications team. Submitted/Vancouver Desi VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s... (more...)

File: The Germans used cattle cars to deport Jews from Lodz ghetto to concentration camps in Poland in 1941.

Nazi concentration camp film to be screened at UBC

File: The Germans used cattle cars to deport Jews from Lodz ghetto to concentration camps in Poland in 1941. (Files, Postmedia... (more...)

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Former Vancouver notary public fined $33 million for fraud related to multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

BC Securities Commission has found that Rashida Samji commited $100 million fraud. Submitted Photo JAMES KELLER THE CANADIAN... (more...)

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Theatre school project still resonates 11 years later for Port Moody’s Anita Majumdar

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You heard that right: Vancouver couple struggles to make ends meet on only $25,000 a month

Shed a tear for Eric and Ilsa, the one-percenters who can’t catch a break This destitute doctor has so little money... (more...)


Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association eyes ban on spectators to combat abuse by fans (with video)

( function() { pnShowVideo( '0_a6op4ivr', '', '', '', '620', '400', 'kaltura' ); } )(); JOHN COLEBOURN VANCOUVER DESI A... (more...)

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Honour: In Speaking Truth To Terror

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Not on two many occasions in my life have I made written speeches. But for the occasion... (more...)


Cancer quietly claims cutting-edge researcher who put his work before his own life

Jasbinder Singh Sanghera. SUBMITTED/Vancouver Desi LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Richmond’s Dr. Jasbinder Sanghera dedicated... (more...)

Former MP Ujjal Dosanjh has taken to Twitter with his opinions on the fatal gang rape of a student, 23, in New Delhi, India. Ian Smith/PNG files

Ujjal Dosanjh to be honoured Sunday with Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage award

File: Former MP Ujjal Dosanjh. Ian Smith/PNG files VANCOUVER DESI Former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh is being honoured for... (more...)


B.C. Muslims plan discussion series on how their community is confronting violent extremism

From left, Royal Canadian Mounted Police D.T. Critchley and Wayne Rideout, sit beside BC Muslim Association members Aasim... (more...)

Today in History – Jan. 26

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Jan. 26: On this date: In 1500, the mouth of the Amazon River in South America... (more...)

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Raise your hand, 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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Miss Universe Canada scores big buzz online with outlandish hockey costume (w/ photos)

THE CANADIAN PRESS MIAMI — Chanel Beckenlehner is hoping to take home the crown at the Miss Universe pageant, but win or lose, she’s scored…
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A herd of wild elephants from the nearby Amsung reserve forest roam in a paddy field in search of food, in Hajong Bori village, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 22, 2007. AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

Tourists trampled to death in India after flash of camera sends elephant in ‘mad frenzy’

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian couple has been trampled to death and a tour guide injured after the flash of a camera sent an elephant in…
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Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar gets Canadian dignitaries grooving with a dance lesson

VANCOUVER DESI A number of Canadian dignitaries got their very own personal dance lesson from the guru of Bollywood dance himself, Shiamak Davar, while attending…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
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Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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