April, 2020

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Happy Singh Eats Provides Meal Delivery to Frontline Hospital Workers at Delta & Surrey Memorial

Happy Singh Eats, the newest restaurant endeavour by Tandoori Flame Restaurants, may not be open to the public just yet, however they are already serving their community. Teaming up with the kitchen at Tandoori Flame Delta, starting this week they prepared meals for medical staff at Delta Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital, including their Emergency Room. They are providing between 100 – …

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Fraser Health confirms a staff COVID-19 case at Langley Lodge

SURREY – A staff member of Langley Lodge has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff member is in self-isolation at home. Langley Lodge is a long term care facility owned by the Langley Care Society. A Fraser Health SWAT team is on site and communication with residents and families is underway. Enhanced control measures have been put in place at Langley …

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TELUS waives internet fees for low income families during COVID-19 crisis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As Canadians across the country continue to cope with the impact of this unprecedented public health crisis, TELUS is expanding its support for low income families by automatically waiving the fees for the TELUS Internet for Good program for two months, giving customers enrolled in the program access to high speed internet in their …

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75-per-cent wage subsidy will apply to all businesses, non-profits, charities : Trudeau

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said the 75-per-cent wage subsidy announced last Friday will apply to large and small companies, charities and non-profit organizations. Trudeau said: “If your businesses revenues have decreased by at least 30 per cent because of COVID-19, you will be eligible for this subsidy. The number of employees you have will not determine whether you get …

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Trudeau announces support for vulnerable Canadians affected by COVID-19

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday announced measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help cope with the health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID‑19 pandemic. These measures will help provide young people with mental health supports and Canadian seniors with practical services. They will also help ensure some of the most vulnerable Canadians have a safe place to turn and …

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Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Day Parade cancelled amidst coronovirus fears

Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, organizers of the annual Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Parade scheduled for April 25th in Surrey, British Columbia have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event until further notice or a significant change in the transmission of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers of the day-long celebration, the largest Vaisakhi Parade in the world, that draws in excess of …

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SECOND ANNUAL GIVING HEARTS GALA RAISES $150,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS

Langley, BC – On February 29, the Coast Hotel ballroom at Cascades Casino was transformed into a glamourous South Asian-inspired marketplace and gala for Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s second annual Giving Hearts fundraising gala, raising an outstanding $150,000. Honouring the health needs of our community elders, proceeds will help purchase new specialized wheelchairs and other mobility-enabling equipment urgently needed for …

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City of Surrey given approval to proceed with formation of Surrey Police Department

THE City of Surrey has been given approval to proceed with the formation of Surrey Police Department, following a review by Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, of the report submitted by the Provincial Municipal Policing Transition Study Committee. “In just over one year, we moved from a unanimous council motion to full reality on our promise to …

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Star power-lifter Sumeet Sharma honoured by Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara for inspiring youth

By Surbhi Gogia CHAMPION powerlifter Sumeet Sharma was recently honoured by Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver for being an inspirational role model for youth in schools across the Lower Mainland. We have all heard inspiring weight loss stories due to simple lifestyle changes. But story of a lifestyle change that led to making of an international sports star, …

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Vir in Vancouver: Get ready for a laughter cum love riot

India’s and now the world’s much-loved stand up comedian Vir Das is coming to Vancouver with his show #Loved this week. Vir will be performing as part of Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival on Feburary 19 and 20 at Rio Theatre.  JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, February 2020 is delivering 12-hilarious-days of your favourite stand-up, podcast, improv and …

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