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How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones’ auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They also prefer using PINs over fingerprints to unlock their phones. Researchers also found that older users are more likely to unlock their phones when they’re stationary, such as when working at a desk or sitting at ... Read More »

Devanshi Vyas: Dancing towards glory

A self-taught dancer Devanshi recently won a gold for Canada in Dance World Cup held in Whistler. She talks about her experience. My passion for dancing “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill My passion for Music and dance started when I was about 3 years old with my first ... Read More »

FINAL WEEK AHEAD Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

Last chance for audiences to see this group exhibition including select works presented outside of India for the first time Vancouver, BC – Next week marks the final week for visitors to seeMoving Still: Performative Photography in India at the Vancouver Art Gallery with the last day of the exhibition on September 2. Received with praise from critics and audiences alike since ... Read More »

Free Oral Cancer Screening in September

The Pacific Oral Health Society in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton will be offering a free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The clinic will be open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Pacific Oral Health Center building located at: Unit #300 -15850 24 Avenue, Surrey. This free clinic is open to the ... Read More »

Federal government announces changes to lower drug prices

THE federal government on Friday announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. The most significant reforms to the regulations since their introduction in 1987, these amendments will give the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) the tools to protect Canadians from excessive prices and make patented medicines more affordable. The federal government noted that millions of Canadians rely on ... Read More »

Don’t change Kashmir status, UN chief to both sides

United Nations, Aug 9 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres came out on Thursday against changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir and backed Security Council resolutions, of which the main one requires Pakistan to withdraw all its nationals from Kashmir. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “The Secretary General calls on all parties to refrain from taking steps that could ... Read More »

Helping farmers farm and families thrive

By John Horgan, Premier of B.C. On my trip to the Okanagan in June, I stopped by Mariposa Farms fruit stand to buy some cherries. The owner, Kulwinder, has been farming in the Similkameen Valley since 1987.Every box of B.C. cherries or bag of locally grown apples she sells helps support her family and the families of her employees. We’re ... Read More »

New programs to boost newcomer settlement and integration

More than 800 projects across Canada will support newcomers and local communities August 7, 2019 ‒ Moncton ‒ As part of its commitment to support successful newcomer settlement and integration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has selected 824 projects that will deliver high quality services to newcomers across the country for up to 5 years. One such project is with ... Read More »

Two in custody following stabbing in South Surrey

Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a fight involving a weapon and the subsequent arrest of two individuals, that occurred this morning in South Surrey.  At approximately 8:50 am, on August 6, 2019, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a fight in the 900-block of 160 Street. Officers arrived and located a man suffering from apparent stab wounds. ... Read More »

High temperatures can put workers at risk of heat stress

Richmond, B.C. (August 6, 2019) – WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and outdoor workers about the risk of developing heat stress during hot weather. If not recognized and treated early, heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “Outdoor work increases in the summer months, and both employers and workers need to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure and ... Read More »