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OPINION: Stage set for legal cannabis in B.C.

BY MIKE FARNWORTH Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General IT’S about a month to go until non-medical cannabis becomes legal in Canada, so here’s a quick snapshot of what to expect in B.C. as of October 17. Retail stores won’t appear overnight, but on October 17 government’s first BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and the online sales platform ... Read More »

Surrey civic election: Candidates for mayor, council and school board

THE following have filed their nomination documents to run in the 2018 Surrey city election, seeking an elected local government position for the next four years.   Candidates for Mayor   Tom Gill (Surrey First) Pauline Greaves (Proudly Surrey) Bruce Hayne (Surrey Integrity Now) Rajesh Jayaprakash (People First Surrey) Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition) Francois Nantel (Independent) Imtiaz Popat (Progressive Sustainable ... Read More »

Kamloops City Councillor Arjun Singh acclaimed as new president of Union of B.C. Municipalities

THE Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) membership has selected its Table Officers for the 2018-2019 Executive Board at the close of its annual convention in Whistler. Arjun Singh, Councillor with the City of Kamloops, was acclaimed UBCM President during Wednesday’s session and officially installed this morning after serving the past year as First Vice President. Maja Tait, Mayor of the ... Read More »

Doug McCallum releases Safe Surrey Coalition’s law and order plan

SAFE Surrey Coalition’s mayoral candidate Doug McCallum says that as mayor one of his highest priorities will be public safety and that he will immediately start the process for creating a new Surrey Police Department. “My goal is to find the most innovative and effective programs from around the world and implement them. All of us on the Safe Surrey Coalition commit ... Read More »

AKSHAY KUMAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SIKHS MARTYRS OF SARAGARHI

On the occasion of Saragarhi Day, megastar Akshay Kumar unveils the first look of Kesari, based on the Battle of Saragarhi in which 21 Sikhs valiantly fought 10,000 Afghans in 1897. Kesari also stars Parineeti Chopra and is scheduled to release on 21st March 2019. With a fierce first look, the actor has left us all stunned, waiting in anticipation for the release. This is ... Read More »

First turbaned Sikh in US President’s security team

INDIAN media are reporting that India-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first turbaned Sikh to join US President Donald Trump’s security team. The news was first reported by Zee News (zeenews.india.com) on Sunday. According to these news outlets who apparently got the story from Bhatia’s grandparents in India, Bhatia’s family moved to Ludhiana in Punjab state from Kanpur in Uttar ... Read More »

Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa, well-known champion of diversity, seeks nomination as Conservative candidate in Surrey Centre

DR. Sarwan Singh Randhawa announced on Friday that he is seeking the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada in the Surrey Centre riding for the 2019 federal elections. The incumbent MP is Randeep Sarai of the Liberals who won in 2015 with 45.07 per cent of the vote, defeating then-MP Jasbir Sandhu of the NDP, who got 30.08 per cent ... Read More »

SURREY CIVIC ELECTION SCENE (updated)

New team: Independent Surrey Voter’s Association INDEPENDENT Surrey Voters Association (ISVA) on Thursday officially declared their five-member team that is running in Surrey’s municipal election: Asad Syed, Bernie Sheppard, Derek Zabel, Nasima Nastoh and Saira Aujla. In a press release they stated: “Being a committed group of long-term Surrey residents, individually, we have worked tirelessly to make a positive change ... Read More »