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Prabhnoor Grewal: The skating star

By Surbhi Gogia Prabhhnoor Kaur Grewal, a Grade 6 student of Khalsa School Surrey (Old Yale Road Campus), has recently achieved a rare milestone by winning a silver medal in the BC long track speed skating championship (under 12 years) event in Fort St. John. A rare achievement by an Indo-Canadian kids, since there are not many from who pursue speed ... Read More »

Rochelle Prasad: Working to empower generation Next

By Desi Today News Desk Rochelle Prasad has been volunteering and taking action for a better world since a young age. She was recognized for her global voluntarism efforts in Ecuador and Kenya, with the 2017 Soroptimist International Women’s award, and the 2018 Canada 150 awards in Leadership. Rochelle has co-founded two organizations: the Surrey Youth Safety Council, and Surrey ... Read More »

Eating to Boost Energy

By Sharon Heer If you are feeling overly tired by the afternoon, it might be time to think about how the foods you eat are affecting your energy level. Constantly reaching for a cup of coffee or looking for a sugary snack every hour or two are signs that you may be choosing the wrong foods. What you eat and drink, ... Read More »

Why transition to high school puts some kids at risk of mental illness

The transition from elementary school to high school can be stressful. Like other major life changes, it can put children at greater risk for depression, anxiety and other psychiatric illnesses. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Lab in UBC’s department of psychology is conducting research to identify which kids are most at risk, and why. They invite families to participate if they have ... Read More »

A new approach for Canada’s Food Guide

  In launching the new Canada’s Food Guide on Tuesday, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor emphasized that healthy eating is about more than the foods Canadians eat. The new Food Guide is an online suite of resources that better meets the needs of different users, including the general public, policy makers and health professionals. This includes mobile-friendly web content to ... Read More »

Tabla has been my mate since I was a baby: Maestro Zakir Hussain

(IANS) An international force to reckon with in the world of music, classical tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain says his tabla has been his mate since he was a baby, and the percussion instrument is the “hottest-selling” one worldwide, with India’s greatest bench strength being in it. “Me and my tabla have been mates since I was a little baby. ... Read More »

Best countries for a gap year

(NC) Taking a year off after high school or post-secondary can have many benefits for young people. For example, research shows that high school grads who take gap years before university or college are often more mature, more focused and attain higher GPAs when pursuing their post-secondary education. But to reap the benefits, it’s important to use a gap year ... Read More »

THE RIG VEDA 

HINDUISM – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW  (Part-II) Dr. Suresh Kurl  The Indian history of speculative thought has its beginning in the Rig Veda, a treasure of cosmic mysteries: the daily drama of the sunrise, sunset, wind and rain, of light and darkness, of calm and storm. Then was not non-existent, nor existent: there was no realm of air, no sky ... Read More »

Caregivers will now have access to new pathways to permanent residence

Launching 2 new 5-year caregiver immigration pilot programs CAREGIVERS will soon have access to two new five-year caregiver immigration pilots that will replace expiring and ineffective pilot programs. The new pilots will allow caregivers to come to Canada together with their family and provide a pathway to permanent residence. Caregivers will also soon have greater flexibility to change jobs quickly, and ... Read More »

Manoj George charged in stabbing incident at Delta’s Immaculate Conception elementary school

MANOJ George, 49, of Delta is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon in Wednesday’s stabbing incident at North Delta’s Immaculate Conception elementary school. On February 20, an off-duty Delta Police officer, Acting Sergeant John Jasmins, witnessed an altercation between a man and a woman shortly after 3 p.m. at the school and intervened. During ... Read More »