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An unusual romance: ‘Marriage’ to student loan shows student plight

VIU student Alec Patterson and his student loan, played by Ben McTaggart, exchange vows at a mock wedding on Thursday. Aaron... (more...)

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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

Energy conservation makes financial sense. RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April... (more...)

Surrey Board of Trade

Surrey Board of Trade says no to Multi-Materials of BC’s recycling program

Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman VANCOUVER DESI The Surrey Board of Trade has refused to support the new recycling... (more...)

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Almost 50% Canadian homeowners expect to be in debt in retirement: Survey

While Canadians are living longer and staying more healthy into their golden years, a lot of us don’t expect to have... (more...)

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B.C. Hydro forecasts ‘massive’ increase in rates

Homeowners, small businesses and industrial users are facing a staggering 26.4-per-cent electricity rate increase from 2014... (more...)

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Vancouver-based tech analyst Pardeep Sangha on pace for remarkable 2013

Pardeep Sangha. Handout NICK WADDELL CANTECH LETTER He’s the only technology analyst based in Vancouver, the only one... (more...)

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Coupon Queen: Celebrate Earth Day with freebies

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI Celebrate Earth Day by searching out happenings in your community. Submitted photo by freedigitalphotos.net Have... (more...)

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Rock star Sting to open rare art auction in Jodhpur palace

Sting will open an art and collectables show in Jodhpur, India, March 7-9, 2013. Allen McInnis/Postmedia News New Delhi/Jodhpur,... (more...)

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CAREER ADVICE: The Desi HR Guy on the value of part-time jobs for students

Part-time jobs may pay minimum wage but you can’t put a price on the skills you will develop. Some students may not have... (more...)

Renting out your basement suite makes cents, but does it make sense? Les Bazso/PNG

REAL ESTATE: The up and downs of basement rental suites – and we’re not just talking stairs

Renting out your basement suite makes cents, but does it make sense? Les Bazso/PNG MAYUR ARORA VANCOUVER DESI Last week... (more...)

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SURREY: Judge dismisses landlord’s case after he misses paperwork deadline

BY TOM ZYTARUK, SURREY NOW If you’re thinking about suing City Hall you might first want to bone up on the time limitations... (more...)

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Surrey man, 60, takes $1 million Lotto Max prize

Brian Dass is thinking about retirement after a particularly rewarding lunch break. Photograph by: submitted, for Surrey... (more...)

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IANS Los Angeles – Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none…
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ banned in India (with photos, video)

IANS Los Angeles – American erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been banned in India. The country’s film censors decided the raunchy film…
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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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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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No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canada

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is indisputable. He…
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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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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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Alberta deaths

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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