Surrey Six killers Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston sue over treatment in prison

Arial view of the building Balmoral Tower 9830 E. Whalley Ring Road where the Surrey Six (6) were killed. Arlen Redekop /... (more...)

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BC politics scam

Maybe next year for trial related to the B.C. Liberals’ ethnic outreach scandal

Brian Bonney, a former Liberal government employee, and Mark Robertson, an active B.C. Liberal Party worker, face several... (more...)


Wife testifies Maninder Gill’s suit was ‘soaked with blood’ prior to shooting outside Surrey’s Guru Nanak temple

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Japseet Gill was eating and chatting with other wedding guests when she heard a commotion... (more...)

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Surrey broadcaster Maninder Gill tells court he feared for his life before Sikh wedding shooting

Radio India managing director Maninder Gill is pictured in this handoutp JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Radio India managing... (more...)


Ten men behind Malala Yousafzai shooting get life in prison for attack on the education activist

In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012,... (more...)

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Forum at Surrey gurdwara to address recent shootings and drugs-related violence

‘The gurdwara feels responsible to pro-actively engage with the public in stopping this senseless violence’ Eileen... (more...)


Court upholds murder conviction of Afghan immigrant who nearly decapitated wife

“He pinned her down on the bed and cut her throat” DIANA MEHTA THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario’s... (more...)


Pope greets family of Christian Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday,... (more...)


How was Salman Khan’s medical check-up done in five minutes, asks defence

Bollywood actor Salman Khan, right, sits in a car outside a court in Mumbai, India, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Press... (more...)


“He pinned her down on the bed and cut her throat”: Man appeals murder conviction, asks for new trial

Peer Mohammad Khairi’s lawyer is seeking new trial after being found guilty of killing his wife. Mark van Manen/Vancouver... (more...)

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Man convicted of killing baby, grandmother in botched kidnapping plot says his lawyers so bad he’d rather be executed now

In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, Raghunandan Yandamuri is escorted from a Montgomery County district court after a preliminary... (more...)

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Salman Khan was driving killer vehicle, prosecution reiterates

Bollywood actor Salman Khan. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai – The prosecution in the 2002 Salman Khan accident case reiterated... (more...)

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