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Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

Rana and Rupa Vig, along with their sons Arvind and Akash, donated copies of the 100 Year Journey to the Coast Capital... (more...)

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Two senior staff at Burnaby’s St. Michael’s Centre have been fired over their alleged involvement in a pyramid... (more...)

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New immigrants need more places to connect in Burnaby

Mostafa Raziel, who immigrated from Iran last July, speaks at a recent school board meeting about his experience in the district’s... (more...)

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Abbotsford cops warn public about three South Asian men following Surrey shootings

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Video: Fists fly at a Burnaby car club meeting (warning: foul language)

A testosterone-fuelled fight among Lower Mainland car aficionados is now gaining some traction on YouTube. MIKE RAPTIS VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Burnaby shooting investigated for links to Surrey spree

A police dog hunts for clues in Surrey on Wednesday following reports of shots fired. As in a similar Burnaby shooting on... (more...)

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Photos: Metro Vancouver community members raise their hands against racism

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Spice Radio calling on Metro Vancouver to Raise Your Hands Against Racism Saturday

The City of Surrey is ready to welcome community members on Saturday so they can raise their hands against racism. Submitted... (more...)

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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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Violent street mugging in Burnaby brings light sentences to two of the perpetrators

A third suspect who has never been arrested held knife to victim’s throat A judge sentenced two men this week for their... (more...)

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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

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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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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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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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