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An artist sketch of Yosef Jomo Gopaul, the man accused of killing hockey mom Julie Paskall. Felicity Don, Sketch

Man accused of killing Surrey hockey mom pleads guilty to lesser charge of manslaughter

An artist sketch of Yosef Jomo Gopaul, the man accused of killing hockey mom Julie Paskall. Felicity Don, Sketch JENNIFER... (more...)

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Federal government approves 100 new RCMP officers to quell drug war in Surrey

More police resources are on the way to deal with Surrey’s gang problem. PNG TAMSYN BURGMANN THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY,... (more...)

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Surrey Mounties seize large quantities of guns, drugs in raid

Police said they seized 280 grams of methamphetamine, 210 grams of heroin, a loaded handgun, two replica guns, an extendable... (more...)

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Profile of Miss World Canada contestant Yasaman Mehdi Aghaei from Vancouver

Miss World Canada contestant Yasaman Mehdi Aghaei from Vancouver, B.C. Name: Yasaman Mehdi Aghaei Hometown: Vancouver, BC Date... (more...)

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Mermaid’s tail makes for flippin’ fun — where it’s allowed

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI Mermaids recently frolicked with dolphins off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, but they’re... (more...)

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‘How many witnesses do you need,’ Surrey residents ask in wake of shooting spree

As some residents lose patience over perceived lack of police progress in shooting investigations, the RCMP says it takes... (more...)

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Profile of Miss World Canada contestant Ashleen Chand from Coquitlam, B.C.

Miss World Canada contestant Ashleen Chand from Coquitlam, B.C. Name: Ashleen Chand Hometown: Coquitlam, British Columbia Date... (more...)

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Bullied Surrey grocery store employee wins $16,000 in discrimination case

File: BC Human Rights Tribunal in Vancouver, B.C. [PNG Merlin Archive] GEMMA KARSTENS-SMITH THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Man who sexually assaulted 9-year-old Surrey girl loses appeal of dangerous-offender status

The B.C. Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a dangerous offender designation for a man who broke into a home and sexually... (more...)

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Profile of Miss World Canada contestant Dharinee Bhatt from Coquitlam, B.C.

Miss World Canada contestant Dharinee Bhatt from Coquitlam, B.C. Name: Dharinee Bhatt Hometown: Coquitlam, BC Date of Birth:... (more...)

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Combined Forces crackdown taking a toll in Surrey drug turf war

Police in Surrey and Delta have investigated 30 shootings since early March, many of them linked to a fued between two street-level... (more...)

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Profile of Miss World Canada contestant Fariya Ali from Surrey, B.C.

Miss World Canada contestant Fariya Ali from Surrey, B.C. Name: Fariya Ali Hometown: Surrey, BC Date of Birth: 28 january,... (more...)

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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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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

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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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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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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football-100year journey

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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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Health Check

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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weight-loss

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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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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