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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...)

Tatiana Nunez and her four-year-old son Matthew at their home in Burnaby, Arlen Redekop/PNG

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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Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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