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Vancouver’s Shivangi Bhayana Wins Indian Television Academy’s Best Singer Award

Vancouver-based singer Shivangi Bhayana, who’s tracks have been featured in Bollywood films and television shows, was a winner in the music playback category at the Indian Television Academy’s (ITA) 19th annual successful year Awards 2019, which was held in Indore on November 10. “I won the Best Singer category award for the title track of the TV show Kahaan Hum ... Read More »

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is bigger and brighter than ever

Free family event offers new light displays and Youth Dance Showcase feature SURREY Tree Lighting Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, announced on Wednesday the new attractions guests can expect to see at this year’s free annual event. Additional attractions include a Light Tunnel, Enchanted Forest, Candy Cane Dance Tent, North Pole Stage, expanded Holiday Market and Village and a ... Read More »

Eight tips for promoting men’s health

With November comes Movember, putting the spotlight on men’s health. UBC nursing professor John Oliffe has a few tips that can help ensure the success of men’s health programs. He recently led a study that reviewed community-based programs in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., the U.S. and other regions to see what worked and what didn’t. “Men tend to shy ... Read More »


Tax-free impact investment vehicle supports housing affordability for BC tradespeople, teachers, firefighters  VICTORIA, B.C. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Essential workers in B.C. struggling to afford a home in the community where they work may soon have access to a new first-time homebuyer mortgage financing solution. A mortgage investment corporation (MIC)  launched by the non-profit BC Construction Association (BCCA) aims to ... Read More »

South Asian community raises $742,495 for BC Children’s Hospital

Funds from 11th Annual A Night of Miracles Gala will help transform diabetes care for BC’s kids  MORE than 440 of BC’s South Asian philanthropic, business and community leaders came together last Saturday evening to raise $742,495 for BC Children’s Hospital at the 11th Annual A Night of Miracles (ANOM) Gala. Guests in attendance represented the largest turnout in this event’s history. Since ... Read More »


SURREY – Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are reminding everyone that flu season is fast approaching and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is the flu shot.  “This is one of those times when ‘going viral’ is not cool,” says Fraser Health Medical Health Officer Dr. Aamir Bharmal. “Instead, help protect vulnerable members of our communities including infants, ... Read More »