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...)

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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

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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...)

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Soggy, wet winter coming for British Columbia

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Channel that exposed the extra judicial killings in Punjab shut

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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...)

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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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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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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

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HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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