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RCMP Inspector Baltej Singh Dhillon honored again

TOASTMASTERS International – District 96 (Vancouver & Yukon) on Wednesday announced that RCMP Inspector Baltej Singh Dhillon is the recipient of its Communication & Leadership Award for 2018-2019.  Toastmasters International (www.Toastmasters.org) is a 94-year-old non-profit organisation and a world leader in communication and leadership with over 16,000 clubs in 143 countries. Every year,  districts within Toastmasters award the Communication & Leadership Award to one local non-Toastmaster who exemplifies ... Read More »

Vancouver Police warn about phone scam targeting the elderly

Vancouver Police are warning the public after local seniors were defrauded out of $3.1 million in five different cases. In two cases, VPD investigators were able to recover just over $2.5 million of the stolen money.  In each case, a fraudster called an elderly person on a landline and pretended to be either an employee of a jewelry store or ... Read More »

BC teachers oppose government’s proposed changes to special education funding

AT the 2019 BC Teachers’ Federation Annual General Meeting, teacher delegates from every community in BC voted overwhelmingly to oppose the government’s misguided proposal to change the way services for students with special needs are funded. The proposal, called the prevalence model, would move funding away from the actual needs of students to an impersonal statistical model that will put services ... Read More »

New Westminster Sikh community honours local hero

ON Sunday, March 17, the Sikh community of New Westminster honoured a local hero, Alexey Baybuz, at the Sukh Sagar Sikh Gurdwara in Queensborough. On September 23, 2018, an elderly man was attacked with a hammer while walking on the Queensborough Bridge. Alexey witnessed the attack and risked his own safety to help the senior citizen. He played an instrumental role ... Read More »

Canada condemns terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand

Justin Trudeau PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday in a statement on the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which at least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured, said: “Canada condemns this attack, and will continue to work closely with New Zealand, our close partner and friend, and others to take action against violent extremism. Hate ... Read More »

Minister Harry Bains launches WorkSafeBC-PCU scholarship initiative

Scholarship fund aims to improve return-to-work outcomes for injured workers WorkSafeBC and the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) announced a scholarship initiative designed to encourage and support students pursuing a career in disability management.   The two-year pilot project commits up to $150,000 per year to allow a maximum of 25 students with the relevant prerequisites to ... Read More »

Step into the world of MADE IN HEAVEN! The elitist Big Fat Indian Wedding season unearths some dark truths

Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the upcoming series will launch across 200 countries and territories on March 8, 2019 Prime Original SeriesMade in Heaven is Amazon Prime Video’s latest collaboration with Excel Media & Entertainment following the success of Mirzapur and International Emmy nominated, Inside Edge Made in Heaven is ... Read More »

Federal government allocates 2,000 more spaces under Provincial Nominee Program

AHMED Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship,  delivered on a commitment to expand pathways for temporary foreign workers by allocating an additional 2,000 spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program. “The Government of Canada is committed to an immigration system that strengthens Canada’s economy and contributes to the growth of good middle-class jobs. We are committed to providing foreign workers, in particular those ... Read More »