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Whistleblower in B.C. ethnic outreach scandal stands by her actions

‘I kept my word as I mentioned from the beginning of the scandal. I stand for what is right, no matter if I have to... (more...)

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NDP grills government over ties to Eminata Group

Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Opposition MLAs grilled... (more...)

Liberal Party of Canada

Justin Trudeau kicks 32 senators out of Liberal caucus as expense audit looms (w/video)

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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

B.C. Premier Christy Clark welcomes the inaugural Times of India Film Awards on April 6. Les Bazso/PNG Times of India: $11... (more...)

The report found that taxpayer money was misused when a $6,800 payment was made to a community liaison contractor for work approved by Minister John Yap. Yap had stepped aside from his cabinet position pending the outcome of the report. Darryl Dyck/CP

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

CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI The report found that taxpayer money was misused when a $6,800 payment was made to a community... (more...)

Jason Kenney

Lack of imagination the hallmark of attempts to connect with B.C.’s million-plus visible minorities

SHACHI KURL VANCOUER DESI In terms of ethnic outreach strategies, Conservative MP Jason Kenney, now the Minister of Citizenship,... (more...)

Ben Chin

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

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Communications Director for the Office of the Premier, Ben Chin, pictured here with Premier... (more...)

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

DIRK MEISSNER  THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia Premier Christy Clark speaks to reporters after an emergency cabinet... (more...)

Amrik Virk

Longtime RCMP officer to run for B.C. Liberals in Surrey-Tynehead on platform of prudent spending

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI RCMP officer Amrik Virk has also spent six years on the board of directors of the Surrey Memorial... (more...)

Times of India Film Awards

Clark’s Liberals teamed up with Bollywood awards in time for spring election, says columnist

MICHAEL SMYTH VANCOUVER DESI A hint of the Bollywood-style entertainment to come was featured at the announcement Jan. 22,... (more...)

Yasir Naqvi the re-elected MPP representing the riding of Ottawa Centre arrives at the Preston Bar and Grill Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Ashley Fraser/Postmedia News

POLITICS: Why Yasir Naqvi should run for the Liberal leadership of Ontario

Yasir Naqvi the re-elected MPP representing the riding of Ottawa Centre, photographed on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Ashley Fraser/Postmedia... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

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Rudaali: India’s professional ‘weeping women’ demand higher pay

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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

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Canada is Losing the Values War

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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

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