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Vancouver to Premiere Akram Khan Company’s – Chotto Desh from November 21 to 24

Theatrical magic and dazzling dance breathe life into timely issues of cultural identity and belonging in a family-friendly performance Vancouver, BC – DanceHouse, in co-presentation with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Théâtre la Seizième, is delighted to announce the anticipated Vancouver premiere of Akram Khan Company’s award-winning solo, Chotto Desh – loosely based on Khan’s childhood raised under the stern ... Read More »

19-year-old South Asian murdered in Abbotsford (update)

ON Monday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m., Abbotsford emergency services were called to the intersection of Simpson Road and Ross Road for reports of a shooting. Abbotsford Police Department’s patrol division officers located an injured male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male victim, a 19-year-old Abbotsford resident, was transported to hospital by air ambulance. The victim succumbed to his ... Read More »

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar denies meeting Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Mumbai (IANS): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing police firing on protesters in Punjab against religious sacrilege, on Monday denied meeting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. In a statement put out on social media, Akshay, who is a Canadian citizen, denied “rumours and false statements” about his involvement ... Read More »

Government releases ICBC regulations, claiming its increasing care for injured people

THE Province has released regulations on the auto insurance product changes announced earlier this year, claiming that it’s increasing care for injured people while helping ICBC return to financial sustainability. The regulations establish items including: * updated treatment fees and types of treatments covered by ICBC, such as acupuncture and counselling, effective April 1, 2019, for both new and existing claims; ... Read More »

B.C.’s Peter Dhillon inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto (IANS): Peter Dhillon, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray – ... Read More »

Talking to Your Child about Cannabis: Parents are Educators too!

By Kira London-Nadeau Cannabis prohibition has caused harm to several Canadians in many ways. One of its most adverse effects on young people specifically has been the limitations of their drug education. This means children, teenagers, and older youth have not received adequate tools to make sound decisions about cannabis use. Luckily, the legalization of nonmedical cannabis gives us an ... Read More »

PICS Better at Home Needs Volunteers

PICS Surrey- Whalley Better at Home program is looking for volunteers to assist in transportation, grocery shopping and friendly visiting, as this program is designed to help seniors live in their own homes by providing non-medical support services. People with clean criminal background and clean driving record can apply. The selected volunteer will transport seniors to/from their appointments and will ... Read More »


The Global Peace Alliance, Surrey Society (GPA) is pleased to announce its 2018 ‘Give Peace a Chance’ Surrey Festival. It is the third in an annual series of GPA peace festivals in Surrey. This year’s event is specially designed to celebrate diversity among people living in British Columbia and beyond, dispelling misconceptions and intolerances across their cultural divides. For this, ... Read More »

Permanent and temporary residents could be removed from Canada thanks to stiffer impaired driving, cannabis-related penalties

IMMIGRATION, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is warning everybody about the strict legal framework under which Canada has made cannabis legally available to adults. Canada has also imposed tough new penalties on those who commit cannabis-related crimes, and in December 2018, those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis. These penalties will have significant impacts on Canadians and ... Read More »

Indo-Canadians pledge $7 million to build hostels for poor children in India

Toronto (IANS): Indo-Canadian expatriates have donated more than $7 million dollars to a Toronto-based non-profit organisation which builds and runs education hostels in rural India. The non-profit AIM for SEWA (Canada) builds hostels in far-flung, rural areas of India to educate children from poor families. At this year’s annual gala dinner here attended by former Miss India Pooja Batra, many Indo-Canadians ... Read More »