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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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weight-loss

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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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

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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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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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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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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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Health Check

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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weight-loss

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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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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