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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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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS When I go looking for ways to use garden greens, I often turn to Indian cuisine. Saag paneer is creamed spinach…
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Vancouver-Surrey

Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

JAGDEESH MANN VANCOUVER DESI For Vancouver publisher, Harbinder Singh Sewak, the dream was four years in the making. This week, as millions of Sikhs around…
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Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Mininster Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada. RELATED STORIES: “Rock-star” Modi to get Bollywood-style welcome at Surrey Hindu…
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11 of 19 Surrey/Delta shootings between South Asian, Somalian groups

Even the wounded won’t help cops investigate drug dealers’ war KIM BOLAN POSTMEDIA NEWS METRO VANCOUVER — Two groups of young drug dealers who have…
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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS When I go looking for ways to use garden greens, I often turn to Indian cuisine. Saag paneer is creamed spinach…
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Vancouver

Vaisakhi: Childhood memories, nostalgia, a connection to the past and the future

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI  For me cultural holidays and Punjabi food will always have a sense of nostalgia. They connect me to parts of my…
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Harnoor Gill supporting World Vision projects

“It takes a village to raise a child”

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI “It takes a village to raise a child.” This famous African Proverb is one that gives new meaning to the definition…
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He was drunk: Mika Singh on slapping doctor

IANS New Delhi – Singer Mika Singh, against whom an FIR has been registered for slapping a doctor during a performance here, says he did…
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Health Check

Morbid obesity

Morbidly obese B.C. woman denied reimbursement after weight-loss surgery complications in California

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who spent $85,000 in California for treatment of complications arising from surgery for morbid obesity has been denied…
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Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

IANS London – Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

IANS New Delhi – Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom…
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Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

IANS Washington – In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time…
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Daddy Quota: Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework

BRIGID SCHULTE THE WASHINGTON POST We’ve long known the importance of giving women the chance to spend some few weeks — or months — away…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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