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Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted for journalist’s murder, sentencing on Jan 17 (Roundup)

Chandigarh, Jan 11 (IANS) Holding him guilty of conspiracy to murder, a special CBI court in Haryana’s Panchkula town on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati. Three others, who were close aides of the sect chief, were also convicted by the court. Krishan Lal, a former manager of ... Read More »

New, improved intake process for sponsorship of parents and grandparents to launch on January 28

Ahmed Hussen MINISTER of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced on Friday that the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program interest to sponsor form will be available to potential sponsors starting at noon EST on January 28. The launch of the 2019 PGP Program will include a new and improved intake process. The Government of Canada has listened to and addressed ... Read More »

Golden Globes 2019 steers away from politics, celebrates diversity, womanhood

Los Angeles, Jan 7 (IANS) From Egyptian-American star Rami Malek winning the top honour to a film about the relationship between an African-American pianist and his Italian-American driver “Green Book” scooping away multiple trophies and Sandra Oh making history for Asians — the 76th annual Golden Globes ceremony celebrated the power of diversity, and was devoid of any political comment. “I ... Read More »

Constable Avneet Dhillon among 19 new Vancouver Police Department members sworn in

CONSTABLE Avneet Dhillon was among the 19 new Vancouver Police Department members who were sworn in on Friday from recruit class 159. Avneet was born and raised in Surrey. Growing up, he excelled at soccer. He played for a gold level team and trained at a soccer school for elite players.  After graduating from Fleetwood Park Secondary with honours, he attended the ... Read More »

Knowing your employment rights in Punjabi becomes easier

Multi-lingual phone line improves accessibility Backgrounder includes Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu translations   For speakers of Hausa, Cebuano or one of over 100 other languages, real-time access to information about B.C.’s employment standards, in their native tongue, is now just a phone call away. “With this new toll-free phone service, people will find it easier to obtain information about ... Read More »

BCUC approves ICBC’s request interim basic insurance rate increase of 6.3%

THE British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) panel has approved ICBC’s request for an interim basic insurance rate increase of 6.3% effective April 1, 2019. The panel will determine how any difference between approved interim rates and permanent rates will be refunded to or collected from policyholders at the time that the panel makes its final decision on the application. The Insurance ... Read More »

Two remain in custody following shots fired in Guildford

ON January 2, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the 14000-block of 115A Avenue.  Investigators located evidence consistent with shots being fired at a residence. Witnesses observed a dark-coloured SUV driving away from the area with its headlights off after the shooting. A black Honda CR-V SUV was subsequently located by ... Read More »

Top valued residential properties of BC – 2019: BC Assessment

Value Rank / Property Address / Total Taxable Value ($) / Jurisdiction / Neighbourhood / Property Type   1. 3085 Point Grey Road, Vancouver / 73,120,000 / City of Vancouver / Kitsilano / Single Family Residence 2. 4707 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver / 65,466,000 / City of Vancouver / Point Grey / Single Family Residence 3. James Island, James Island / ... Read More »

Jasneet Nijjar: Canada’s own Usain Bolt in making

By Surbhi Gogia The world of track and field may lose a legend once sprinter Usain Bolt decides to join soccer, but Canada has already got its female version of the sprinting star. Meet Jasneet Nijjar, the 17-year-old Queen Elizabeth Secondary school student,  who has already taken the world of Canadian junior sprinting by a storm. Jasneet last spring achieved ... Read More »