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Passion for fashion turned into day job for Surrey clothing designer

Davi Bains-Gill, owner of Armaan DBG in Surrey, is gearing up for her annual fashion show Feb. 13. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG LARISSA... (more...)

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Surrey

Investigator uncovers more unauthorized pay hikes at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

New evidence shows need for independent Kwantlen probe Surrey-based Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been under scrutiny... (more...)

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Inside the Amrik Virk Kwantlen compensation probe: Documents shed new light on scandal

Surrey-Tynehead MLA and former provincial Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk was quietly shuffled to another ministry... (more...)

Kal Dosanjh (centre) — a former candidate on Barinder Rasode’s One Surrey team, which lost to Linda Hepner in the November elections — has launched a Surrey-based group called KidsPlay, which uses physical activity to keep Metro Vancouver’s youth from a life of crime. Partnered with Richmond Olympic wrestler Arjan Bhullar, KidsPlay will bring tournaments to disadvantaged and marginalized kids, who don’t often get the chance to play organized sports.

KidsPlay programs aim to keep B.C. kids away from life of crime

Kal Dosanjh (centre) — a former candidate on Barinder Rasode’s One Surrey team, which lost to Linda Hepner in the November... (more...)

Minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals new cabinet in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Friday, June 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Virk switched out of advanced education portfolio as gov’t updates findings in Kwantlen compensation probe

Minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals new cabinet in downtown... (more...)

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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

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Christy Clark throws support behind Amrik Virk taking ethical fire

NDP insists B.C. premier should fire advanced education minister for helping bypass provincial pay rules while on board... (more...)

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Editorial: Amrik Virk should do the honourable thing and resign

Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG THE PROVINCE If Advanced Education Minister and former... (more...)

Surrey

Amrik Virk admits he could have done a ‘better job’ as emails raise new questions on Kwantlen hiring practices

Surrey-based Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been under scrutiny over violating executive compensation practices during... (more...)

FILE PHOTO: Sunday’s ceremony in Surrey featured Western Canada’s top military commander, Rear-Adm. Bill Truelove, the Commander Maritime Forces Pacific.

Special Remembrance Day ceremony in Surrey honours Canadian, Sikh soldiers

The sacrifices of Canadian and Sikh soldiers were honoured Sunday in Surrey in a special Remembrance Day ceremony at Gurdwara... (more...)

Russell Peters performs on stage at Rogers Arena, Vancouver September 27 2014. Gerry Kahrmann / PNG

Review: Russell Peters’ Almost Famous performance sends crowd home in stitches

Russell Peters performs on stage at Rogers Arena, Vancouver September 27 2014. Gerry Kahrmann / PNG SHAWN CONNER FOR THE... (more...)

A tour bus has crashed on the Coquihalla Highway near Merritt. There are many injuries and at least six passengers are in critical condition.Adam Hopewell /Courtesy Global B.C.

RCMP say speed not a factor in Coquihalla tour bus crash that injured nearly 60

A tour bus has crashed on the Coquihalla Highway near Merritt. There are many injuries and at least six passengers are in... (more...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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File photo: Curry chicken on rice. Sam Leung/PNG

Spicy treats on menu as 8 chef teams battle for Vancouver’s second-annual Curry Cup

VANCOUVER DESI A group of Lower Mainland chefs are set to go head-to-head with their South Asian cooking skills as they gear up for Vancouver’s…
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Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani in a still from the Bollywood film Happy New Year.

Indian expat avoids stalking conviction by blaming Bollywood for his behaviour

IANS Sydney  – An Indian man’s excuse that Bollywood love stories encouraged him to excessively approach and stalk women helped him avoid conviction in the…
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File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Three men were killed on Monday after they attempted to take a selfie by a moving train near Agra. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

College students killed while attempting train selfie in India

VANCOUVER DESI Three college friends on their way to India’s Republic Day celebrations were killed by a speeding train after they tried posing for a…
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Blogs

Opposition Muted to Harper’s New Anti Terror Bill

BY Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province I smell an election coming. Not in October 2015; much sooner than that. Harper has just unveiled the…
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Spice Sports: Football Champion Bobby Singh – On & Off The Field

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI TUNE IN TO SPICE SPORTS, M-F, 5-7PM ON SPICE RADIO 1200AM Former BC Lion Bobby Singh was in…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business – stop the fawning

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington and…
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How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Health Check

A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

CAMILLE BAINS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A British Columbia study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased among young people, with the highest number…
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Indian Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor  poses for a photograph during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) season five in Mumbai on January 10, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week

IANS New Delhi  – Actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week and recalls the time he’d cycle to the set location –…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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