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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 the first... (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 provincial... (more...)

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Ninderjit Singh’s long run from the law following slaying of his ex-girlfriend in Vancouver

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI Ninderjit Singh has admitted to murdering Poonam Randhawa in 1999 and his pre-sentence hearing... (more...)

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100 year journey

Mahindar Kaur Berar was “exposed to a blend of both Canadian and Indian culture” while growing up in Victoria

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mahindar Kaur Berar says that while she was growing up in Victoria during the 1940s and 1950s, most of her family’s…
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Convictions upheld for three men who murdered Maple Ridge’s Jassi Sidhu in India

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of three men in the murder of B.C. woman Jassi Sidhu even as…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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Blogs

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The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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gang life prevention

End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You're pretty cool for an Indian girl

You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Manjula's Kitchen-Taste India

Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When I say khichdi, you must be thinking of the simple sick man’s food. But no, that’s not what I’m talking…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

Mahindar Kaur Berar was “exposed to a blend of both Canadian and Indian culture” while growing up in Victoria

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mahindar Kaur Berar says that while she was growing up in Victoria during the 1940s and 1950s, most of her family’s…
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100 year journey

During the Second World War, Jab Singh Sidhoo served in the Canadian Air Force

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jab Sidhoo was only seven years old when, leaving his mother and siblings behind in Punjab, he made the long sea…
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100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Health Check

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Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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