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Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

Harprit Brar raises her hand against racism. VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands... (more...)

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Nurse attacked, injured by patient at Abbotsford hospital

File: A woman wearing hospital scrubs walks towards the ER at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Richard Lam/PNG THE... (more...)

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Abbotsford mayor apologizes after homeless couple’s campsite reportedly trashed by city worker

A man walks through a homeless camp last year in Abbotsford, where the issue of homelessness has met with strong opposition.... (more...)

Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich spoke to Postmedia about the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner investigating a total of 148 accusations of misconduct against 17 officers on his force Wednesday February 18, 2015. Ric Ernst / PNG

‘It’s going to be a circus’: Probe of Abbotsford PD corruption could unravel successes in fight against gangs

Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich spoke to Postmedia about the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner investigating a... (more...)

File photo: A scorched car port at a house at 2424 Adelaide Street in Abbotsford, BC Friday, April 18, 2014. Police suspect the fire was set by an arsonist overnight, and are investigating. Jason Payne/ PNG

17 members of Abbotsford Police Department under investigation for alleged corruption

File photo: A scorched car port at a house at 2424 Adelaide Street in Abbotsford, BC Friday, April 18, 2014. Police suspect... (more...)

Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed March 7 as Raise Your Hands Against Racism Day in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

It’s official in Vancouver: Mayor Gregor Robertson declares Raise Your Hands Against Racism Day on March 7

  Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed March 7 as Raise Your Hands Against Racism Day in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop /... (more...)

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Share your experiences with racism as part of Raise Your Hands Against Racism campaign

Senior VP with Angus Reid Shachi Kurl (C), with former university professor Dr. Suresh Kurl (L) and his wife , Richmond volunteer... (more...)

Abbotsford's Ravinder Singh Atwal has been identified online as the truck driver who died in a truck crash on Highway 99 near Delta on Wednesday. The Abbotsford father was killed when his dump truck hit the highway median and burst into flames. Submitted photo/Facebook.

Abbotsford trucker killed on Hwy 99 remembered as ‘one of the nicest guys’

Abbotsford’s Ravinder Singh Atwal has been identified online as the truck driver who died in a truck crash on Highway... (more...)

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Abbotsford museum launches exhibit on the “often overlooked” stories of Canadian Sikh soldiers in WWI

An exhibition highlights the contribution of Sikh Canadians, who fought in the First World War, and many were killed or injured. VANCOUVER... (more...)

Shushma Datt of Spice Radio is gearing up for the Raise Your Hands Against Racism campaign. (Arlen Redekop, Vancouver Desi)

Campaign against racism invites all to raise their hands this Holi

Raise Your Hands Against Racism ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next... (more...)

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Man charged with second-degree murder in targeted attack in Surrey last January

Surrey murder suspect arrested in Abbotsford: IHIT VANCOUVER DESI A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second-degree... (more...)

CHICKEN FARMS ABBOTSFORD

Silence overtakes two more Fraser Valley poultry farms as avian flu spreads

Calling it the “cathedral effect,” Dr. Jane Pritchard said farmers should have no trouble determining if their flocks... (more...)

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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

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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Desi women achievers

#SheTalksYVR: Learning self-acceptance beats quest for perfection (with video)

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI Harpreet Pandher’s quest for perfection showed her there’s much, much more to life. Entering and winning fitness competitions meant eliminating supposed…
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Create a brand-new baby name for $31,000

LAUREN LA ROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS Celebrities may have cornered the market on unconventional baby names like Blue Ivy and North West, but a Swiss…
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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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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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File photo: The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag in Ottawa on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been taken off…
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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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