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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...)

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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...)

Councilor Barinder Rasode ties a Rakhi bracelet on Jason Wong,  from Beta Collective, as the City of Surrey launches its fourth annual Rakhi project. Gerry Kahrmann  /  PNG

Surrey’s Rakhi Project: Domestic abuse is only shameful if you keep it secret

Domestic violence victim Sherri-Lee Woycik speaks at the Beta Collective, as the City of Surrey launches its fourth annual... (more...)

Canada's new anti-spam legislation comes into effect July 1, 2014.

10 things you need to know about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation comes into effect July 1, 2014. ANDREW MUIR SPECIAL TO THE PROVINCE 1. Canada’s... (more...)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic president launches probe in salary scandal as new evidence emerges

Kwantlen Polytechnic University president Alan Davis says he is ‘very troubled by aspects of administration compensation... (more...)

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NDP leader demands Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk resign over Kwantlen salary scandal

Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA — The leader of B.C.’s... (more...)

Rajveer Chohan, 24, lives with her parents at their home in Vancouver, BC, where she is seen Thursday, April 10, 2014. Chohan has plenty of company these days as a great many young people are opting to live at home. Jason Payne/ PNG

My mom is my roommate: Why young adults are deciding to stay home with mom and dad

Rajveer Chohan, 24, lives with her parents at their home in Vancouver, BC, where she is seen Thursday, April 10, 2014. Chohan... (more...)

Surrey Liberals Marvin Hunt  and Amrik Virk, thank their supporters as they celebrate their victory at the Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Club in Surrey during the BC election on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Les Bazso  /  PNG

Minister made side deal with Kwantlen University exec, NDP says

Surrey Liberals Marvin Hunt and Amrik Virk, thank their supporters as they celebrate their victory at the Eaglequest Coyote... (more...)

Kwantlen University is one of many landmarks  in Surrey on August 20, 2013.  Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG

Liberal cabinet minister Amrik Virk linked to Kwantlen compensation scandal

Newly appointed nominee for minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals... (more...)

In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. 6, 2004 in Berlin and his then wife Begum Inaara Aga Khan on May, 20,2004 in Madrid. AP Photo/Jan Bauer, Paul White

Aga Khan, his 10-year divorce battle and a deal for nearly $100 million

In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. 6, 2004 in Berlin and his then... (more...)

Sir Winston Churchhill Bulldogs star Mindy Minhas celebrates victory over Holy Cross Crusaders in AAAA B.C. High School Boys Championship game at Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C., on March 15, 2014. Steve Bosch / PNG

Vancouver’s Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs win first B.C. boys hoop crown

Sir Winston Churchhill Bulldogs star Mindy Minhas celebrates victory over Holy Cross Crusaders in AAAA B.C. High School Boys... (more...)

INDIA-VOTE-BJP-MEETING

Pakistan willing to do business with controversial Hindu nationalist, says minister

DAVID BLAIR THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Pakistan would be willing to “deal with” Narendra Modi if the controversial Hindu nationalist... (more...)

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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

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MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

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JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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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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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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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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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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