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Kwantlen now investigating possible ‘illegal pyramid scheme’

A view of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Kwantlen... (more...)

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Speaking in many tongues: Mother Language Lovers of B.C. celebrate their own day on Saturday

Mohammad Islam is the president of the Mother Language Lovers of the World Society BC and on Saturday he is pleased to announce... (more...)

Gurjit Cheema, left and Shak Pawar, right relax at Brown's Social House in New Westminster, B.C. Thursday February 12, 2015.

Surrey couple tell their truly heartwarming story of transplanted love (with video)

Gurjit Cheema, left and Shak Pawar, right relax at Brown’s Social House in New Westminster, B.C. Thursday February... (more...)

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Surrey taxpayers on hook for councillor’s legal bill in civil suit

Surrey Councillor Tom Gill is being sued for defamation over comments he made in 2010. City officials agreed to pick up Gill’s... (more...)

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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...)

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...)

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Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
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“Definitely not bahu material”: Indian woman’s rebellious matrimonial ad goes viral (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI When 24-year-old Indhuja Pillai’s parents put her profile on a regular matrimonial website, she couldn’t take it down soon enough. “I am no…
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“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a…
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Hands Against Racism: 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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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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File photo: The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag in Ottawa on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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