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Jacqui Feldman shows off a recovering Sugar, her 13-year-old poodle that Terra Nova vet Dr. Javaid Chaudhry, rear, helped save after operating to remove a tumour. Feldman, who is battling cancer herself, fell on hard times and couldn’t afford to pay the $3,000-plus for Sugar’s procedure.  Alan Campbell/Richmond News

Richmond veterinarian steps up to save cancer sufferer’s dying dog

Jacqui Feldman shows off a recovering Sugar, her 13-year-old poodle that Terra Nova vet Dr. Javaid Chaudhry, rear, helped... (more...)

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IHIT trying to track son after woman’s body found in Richmond home

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over after a body was found in Richmond Tuesday afternoon. The Province VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Son-in-law charged with woman’s death in Richmond fire

Richmond firefighters attend a fire last Monday which claimed the life of Elaine Leznoff. The woman’s son-in-law, Surjit... (more...)

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Ethnic stereotyping? Chinese driver signs given a red light in Richmond

PHILIP RAPHAEL RICHMOND NEWS RICHMOND, B.C. — A lookalike driver designation sticker being sold in Richmond, denoting... (more...)

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Richmond RCMP warn public following rise in ‘sextortion’ cases

Richmond RCMP encourage anyone who suspects they may have been a victim of “sextortion” to come forward and contact police.... (more...)

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Punjab minister caught in controversy linked to Canadian synthetic drug dealers

Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia. HT Photo HINDUSTAN TIMES Links of Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia... (more...)

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Richmond man loses appeal of 18-year sentence for his role in cocaine smuggling scheme (with video)

Shminder Singh Johal outside New Westminster court in 2012. He has lost an appeal of his 18-year sentence for importation... (more...)

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Photos: Metro Vancouver community members raise their hands against racism

Hands Against Racism ◄... (more...)

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Facebook hero calls out alleged SkyTrain pervert, urges victim of unwanted touching to press charges

A woman who saw an alleged sexual assault aboard SkyTrain snapped this photo of the suspect, then reported it to Transit... (more...)

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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...)

FILE PHOTO: The findings, reported last week by Ian Young of the South China Morning Post, may indicate the expected social and economic benefits of the investor-class program have not shown dividends. Furthermore, the rate of investor immigrants reporting any income whatsoever is far below the Canadian average. RICHARD LAM/PNG

Refugee immigrants reporting higher incomes to CRA than investor immigrants

Data draws evidence to lack of social and economic integration by investor immigrants FILE PHOTO: The findings, reported... (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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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Blogs

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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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