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Local Sikh community celebrates founder’s birth

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark gets high-fives from school children, October 8th, as they show her the Get Well cards they made for the opening of the new Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department. Ward Perrin/PNG

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark welcomes the inaugural Times of India Film Awards on April 6.

Government fudges on TOIFA gala job claims, say NDP

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‘Star-struck’ security and limo drivers? Businesses complain TOIFA staff are making racist demands

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Taxpayer money misused, says report ordered in wake of leaked B.C. Liberals ethnic outreach strategy

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Premier’s office refuses demands from all fronts for an external review of ‘ethnicgate’

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark speaks to reporters after an emergency cabinet meeting in Vancouver on March 3, 2013. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

B.C. Liberals rocked by crisis back budget in tight vote as election nears

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces first-ever Times of India Film Award

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Premier Christy Clark to announce big Bollywood bash planned for B.C.

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