Surrey-civic election

How did mayoral candidates fare in each of Surrey’s town centres?

Doug McCallum topped 11 of 52 polling stations, mostly in Newton and Whalley While Hepner took the most votes in every town... (more...)

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South Asian realtor Colin Basran becomes Kelowna’s youngest-ever mayor

Colin Basran, 37, becomes Kelowna’s youngest ever mayor. Webgrab , Handout RON SEYMOUR KELOWNA DAILY COURIER Colin... (more...)

In this combination photo, Vancouver mayoral candidates Kirk LaPointe, left, and Gregor Robertson speak during separate news conferences on Thursday. DARRYL DYCK , THE CANADIAN PRESS

Vancouver voters ponder: Who really is the nice guy?

In this combination photo, Vancouver mayoral candidates Kirk LaPointe, left, and Gregor Robertson speak during separate news... (more...)


Tight race expected with three strong contenders for Surrey mayoralty

Linda Hepner, left, is running to succeed Dianne Watts on the outgoing mayor’s Surrey First slate, but she is facing a... (more...)


Meet the Surrey mayoral candidates

Six of the seven Surrey mayoral candidates. From left, Linda Hepner, Doug McCallum, Grant Rice, John Wolanski, Barinder Rasode... (more...)


Surrey First says Barinder Rasode can’t pay for her crime plan

Surrey First claims Barinder Rasode does not have the means to pay for her crime plan. Jenelle Schneider/PNG AMY REID SURREY... (more...)

British Columbia-politics

Former MP Gurmant Grewal won’t be allowed to seek B.C. nomination in 2015

Former Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal, who has repeatedly praised Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government during a lengthy... (more...)

Vancouver Parks Board

OP-ED: Our green spaces are important resources for creating a sense of home

Naveen Girn, Candidate for Vancouver Parks Board with Vision Vancouver. Handout/Vancouver Desi NAVEEN GIRN SPECIAL TO... (more...)


Municipal Matters: Odds against survival of Surrey City Development Corporation

Last-minute work continues at the new Surrey, BC City Hall building at 104th Avenue Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The 180,000... (more...)

Surrey civic election

Surrey ballot error leads to call for resignation of election officer

Error led to two candidates — Maz Artang and Mike Bose from One Surrey slate being left off advanced voting ballot Barinder... (more...)

border dispute-Kashmir

Opinion: India, Pakistan — Same culture, same traditions but still fighting

Pakistani Rangers (black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel (brown) perform the flag off ceremony at the India-Pakistan... (more...)

Surrey civic elections

Video: Q&A with Surrey mayoral candidate Doug McCallum

Surrey mayoral hopeful Doug McCallum in the Province boardroom in Vancouver on November 3, 2014. Mark van Manen/PNG CASSIDY... (more...)

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Indian bride draws flak for wearing $700,000 jewellery at her wedding

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Video: Bear mauls Indian farmer to death, injures second man (Warning: Graphic Content)

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian farmer was mauled to death and another left seriously injured after a terrifying and unusual bear attack in Karnataka on Monday,…
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Video: India’s real-life Spiderman scales buildings with bare hands

VANCOUVER DESI A 27-year-old man in India who is nicknamed the “real-life Spiderman” has become one of Karnataka’s leading tourist attractions for his ability to effortlessly…
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Victim of ski accident to open spinal-cord recovery centre in Richmond (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI Dhruv Kapoor realized he was in deep trouble as he barrelled down a ski run in Russell, Man., on an icy…
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Spice Sports: Whitecaps announce new USL PRO team!

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI An exciting announcement was made this morning at UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre. Soccer fans in Vancouver will…
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Doctor assisted suicide

Suresh Kurl: States that allow and encourage Euthanasia have to be God free zones

DR. SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  The following are the personal thoughts and feelings I had, when I attended a group of physicians, psychiatrists and religious…
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Spice Sports: Ryan Kesler returns, Lions fire head coach

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI The return of beast mode descends upon us once again. Former Canuck Ryan Kesler makes his much anticipated return…
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Spice Sports: Canucks Game Preview & Darcy Rota interview

  GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI Tonight on the Spice Sports show we will preview game 19 of the Canucks season. The Canucks…
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Abbotsford acupuncturist’s clients urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI Health authorities are urging clients of an Abbotsford acupuncturist to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after determining she failed to…
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Eight babies die in Pakistan as incubators malfunction

IANS/EFE Islamabad – Eight newborn babies died of asphyxiation at a hospital in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, after their incubators failed to supply them with…
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Too much texting bad for your spine

IANS New York – Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you…
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Man isolated at New Delhi airport after traces of Ebola virus found in his semen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi…
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God Boy-parasitic twin

Parents call baby with eight limbs God Boy, claim he looks like an Indian deity

CEN AGENCY A baby born with four arms and four legs has been dubbed God Boy by his parents because they say he looks like…
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India Sterilization Deaths

Director of Indian drug company arrested in sterilization deaths investigation

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian police have arrested the director of a drug manufacturing firm that allegedly supplied medication to women…
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Indian doctor arrested, blames tainted medicine for deaths of 13 women after sterilization

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but…
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Rival Suspected Of Smear Using Dog Bite To Claim Rape

Indian dance instructor’s dog-bite selfie blows up into student rape allegation against him

CEN AGENCY An Indian dance instructor says his life has been ruined by social media after he posted an image of himself showing a dog…
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India’s sterilization drive leaves 8 women dead, 20 others seriously ill (w/video)

KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries…
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Gut bacteria

Gut bacteria decide our body weight

IANS London – Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, shows a…
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