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Three penalty points in addition to $167 fine for distracted driving

B.C. distracted driving fine plus penalty points, according to new law. Songbird839 , thinkstock.com THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA... (more...)

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In this artist's sketch, accused (left to right) Cory Haevischer, Matthew Johnston, and Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le sit in the prisoner's box at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Felicity Don/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Grisly scene set as Surrey Six trial opens

In this artist’s sketch, accused (left to right) Cory Haevischer, Matthew Johnston, and Quang Vinh Thang (Michael)... (more...)

Photo of innocent victim of the Surrey Six slayings, Christopher Mohan, at his mother, Eileen Mohan's home. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG

Six dead, six years later: Surrey Six gang slaying trial set to begin

The Balmoral Towers, location of the Surrey Six killing six years ago which goes to trial on Monday, in Surrey, BC. Nick... (more...)

Photos of Surrey Six slaying victims Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan.

Surrey Six slayings: the victims and accused

Photos of Surrey Six slaying victims Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan. ELAINE O’CONNOR VANCOUVER DESI Killed at the... (more...)

Participants in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brave the heavy rain at English Bay in Vancouver, BC., September 28,  2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG

Power slowly coming back on as first major storm of fall begins to leave south coast

Participants in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brave the heavy rain at English Bay in Vancouver, BC., September 28,... (more...)

Brace yourself for a soggy weekend in B.C. this weekend.  Mark van Manen/PNG

Soggy, wet winter coming for British Columbia

Brace yourself for a soggy weekend in B.C. this weekend. Mark van Manen/PNG STEPHANIE IP VANCOUVER DESI Brace yourself, British... (more...)

Citizenship Fight Law

B.C. woman looks to overhaul citizenship laws, questions who is considered Canadian

Jackie Scott, who was born out of wedlock in England in 1945 to an English mother and a Canadian soldier and is seeking a... (more...)

Surjit Singh

Channel that exposed the extra judicial killings in Punjab shut

Surjit Singh. Screenshot/YouTube GURPREET SINGH VANCOUVER DESI In what can be described as an assault on free expression,... (more...)

Avtar Bains stands outside the Rio theatre, which used to be a Bollywood movie hub, in Vancouver, B.C. on May  23, 2013. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG

Tracing the history of B.C.’s love affair with Bollywood over the last 60 years (with video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains stands outside the Rio theatre, which used to be a Bollywood movie hub, in Vancouver,... (more...)

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Notable dates for Sikh community’s growth in British Columbia

A file photo from June 1984 shows a Sikh protest in Vancouver, B.C. PNG files   VANCOUVER DESI 1904: The arrival of... (more...)

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Sikhs hail agreement to allow kirpans into B.C. courts

  Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning, executive director of the World Sikh Organization of Canada, holds a kirpan outside Surrey... (more...)

Shah Rukh Khan

How much will Bollywood stars get paid to perform in Vancouver? (With gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI It’s highly possible that Shah Rukh Khan is No. 1 when it comes to top Bollywood earners. STR/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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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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triplets

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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File photo: An Indian Muslim bride, her hands decorated with henna, attends a mass wedding organized by a social service organization in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Groom dumped by bride-to-be for a wedding guest accuses her of drugging him before ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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Blogs

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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Punjabi booklet

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

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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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triplets

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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health

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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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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