September, 2019
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Liberals to ban assault rifles in Canada

A re-elected Liberal government will ban assault weapons and strengthen gun control in Canada, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announced in Toronto on Friday. Gun crime in Canada is on the rise. In 2017, there were 2,500 more victims of gun violence than in 2013, and many of these incidents involved intimate partners. Today, Canada has no clear classification for assault rifles ... Read More »

Surrey’s Hans Family donates $125,000 to help sick children at Surrey Memorial Hospital

AS 27 million Sikhs around the world prepare for the 550th celebrations surrounding the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of their faith, Surrey’s Hans family are planning a unique birthday celebration in his name to help sick children at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Inspired by the success of online fundraising campaigns they had supported in the past, their family created a fundraising page to support Surrey Hospital Foundation’s Children’s Health Centre renewal campaign. ... Read More »

BC’s Society of Punjabi Engineers organizes job fair

SPEATBC: “Be the change you want to see in the world!” WHAT a great event and a showcase of volunteerism to help the students, immigrants and the community! On Saturday, September 14, Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of British Columbia (SPEATBC) organized a job fair and technical seminar at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus located at 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey. SPEATBC ... Read More »

B.C. announces $69 million to support forest workers

THE Province on Tuesday announced $69 million to fund a new series of measures aimed at supporting British Columbia forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities. The Interior forest industry has been reducing production in an effort to adjust to the end of the mountain pine beetle harvest and the devastating 2017 and 2018 ... Read More »

Jagmeet Singh says he wants to be a partner for a strong Quebec

TO mark his second visit to Quebec in less than 10 days, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh unveiled his vision for a renewed partnership between Ottawa and Quebec on Sunday. “Like Jack Layton and Tom Mulcair did before me, it’s my turn to extend a hand to the progressives in Quebec. Quebec is not only a powerful source of inspiration; it is ... Read More »

Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems: study

SCIENTISTS have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. In a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in partnership with the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) Therapeutic Evaluation Unit found that current users ... Read More »

Indo-Pak border town Ferozepur’s iconic Raja Talkies shuts down

One of the oldest cinema houses of Punjab, which once attracted more cinemagoers from neighbouring Pakistan, has been shut down and its heritage property put on sale. The cinema, Dhani Ram Theatre, popular as Raja Talkies, was constructed in this border town in 1930. Over the years, the cinema hall weathered many a storm in its lifetime, including high entertainment ... Read More »

One shot dead in Surrey

ON September 6 at approximately 12:32 a.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to an altercation in the 1600-block of 160th Street. Police located an adult victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite all attempts to revive the individual, the victim succumbed to their injuries. The parties involved are known to one another and there is no public safety risk known at this time. ... Read More »