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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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“Definitely not bahu material”: Indian woman’s rebellious matrimonial ad goes viral (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI When 24-year-old Indhuja Pillai’s parents put her profile on a regular matrimonial website, she couldn’t take it down soon enough. “I am no…
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“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a…
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‘You are an outsider’: Community rallies around Canadian convenience store owners beaten by customer

THE CANADIAN PRESS BEAUSEJOUR, Man. — Owners of a convenience store in Manitoba who were beaten by a customer are seeing an outpouring of support….
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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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Classical music BC

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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Gujarat riots

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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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Health Check

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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Alberta deaths

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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