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Port Moody’s Anita Majumdar, a South Asian actress, finds the use of brownface offensive and compares it with “blackface,” white actors made-up to look like persons of African descent. (Twitter/@AnitaMajumder)

South Asian actress raps Victoria theatre group for ‘brownface’ production

Langham Court’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Facebook photo VANCOUVER DESI Langham Court, a Victoria-based theatre,... (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...)

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...)

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MOSAIC, a non-profit that aids immigrants, hosting fundraising gala Thursday

Tatiana Nunez, with her four-year-old son Matthew at their home in Burnaby, B.C. Nunez immigrated to Canada five years ago... (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...)

Const. Ian MacDonald says: ‘You don’t want to see anybody carted away in an ambulance over this, and that is a very real possibility. Ric Ernst/PNG

‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

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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...)

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Vancouver’s Indian Summer Festival draws on centuries of history (w/ photos)

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From cane to walker to wheelchair: Renowned Vancouver filmmaker turns camera on his battle with MS (w/ gallery)

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In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. AP Photo/Nick Lisi

Miss America asks U.S. high school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom (w/ gallery)

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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...)

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End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

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Inspiring stories of South Asian pioneers shaped B.C.’s gift to Indian PM

VANCOUVER DESI Stories of South Asian pioneers who helped shaped the cultural fabric of B.C. will forever remain with Narendra Modi in the form of…
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Indian woman’s debilitating brain tumour turns out to be ‘evil twin’ complete with bone, hair and teeth

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Diet Pepsi changes sweeteners in an aspartame-wary world

DUANE D. STANFORD BLOOMBERG PepsiCo Inc. will start selling Diet Pepsi without aspartame later this year, one of the biggest changes to the beverage in…
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Can yoga really give you an orgasm? Well, let’s just call it a yogasm!

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