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Surrey RCMP police academy now seeking applicants

Surrey RCMP is now seeking applications for its Citizen and Youth Police Academy, running from September 18 to November 13, 2019, every Wednesday night for 9 weeks. Youth applications are being accepted from May 1-31, 2019 while adult applications will be available from May 31-July 2, 2019. The Citizen and Youth Police Academy is meant for any Surrey resident, student ... Read More »

Changes to employment standards will better protect children, support workers

‘Bringing back basic rights and protections that were gutted by the BC Liberals government’ NEW legislation to bolster British Columbia’s employment standards will better protect children and youth from dangerous work, and deliver improved support for workers whose rights have been violated, said the Province on Monday. “When British Columbians head out to their workplace, they need to know their safety ... Read More »


CATCH-UP PROGRAM OFFERS CLINICS ACROSS THE REGION SURREY, B.C. - Fraser Health is taking steps to ensure children are protected from measles as part of the provincial Measles Immunization Catch-up Program<https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019HLTH0046-000442>. As cases of measles continue to be identified in the Lower Mainland, we are providing an opportunity for unimmunized and under immunized children to get vaccinated. The program runs ... Read More »

Tax filing deadline is tomorrow!

Vancouver, British Columbia, April 29, 2019… Individual income tax and benefit returns for 2018 are due at 11:59PM on April 30, 2019. If you are self-employed and have a balance owing, you must also file by the deadline to avoid penalties. So far, more than 18 million Canadians have filed their returns, 90% doing so electronically.  If you haven’t filed your return ... Read More »

Eight things to remember at tax time

Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24, 2019… Getting ready to do your 2018 taxes <https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/taxes-get-ready.html>? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a few tips that could save you time and money. At tax time, here are eight things to remember: File your tax return Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for the 2018 tax year are due on April 30, ... Read More »

Chan Centre Presents Sitar Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar in Evening of Socially Conscious Music

Daughter of Late Ravi Shankar Celebrates 20-year Career with New Album that Searches for Peace Amidst Social and Political Chaos Vancouver, BC — The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular stylings of Anoushka Shankar on April 27, 2019, at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Divine sitar player, acclaimed composer, ... Read More »

New Stop of Interest sign celebrates historic Sikh temple in Abbotsford

A new Stop of Interest sign has been unveiled at the Gur Sikh Temple and Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, providing travellers with information about the oldest still-standing Sikh “gurdwara” in North America. “B.C.’s Stop of Interest signs are a way to share our province’s history,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The new sign will help tell the story ... Read More »

Gursharan Singh Memorial Lecture on Rights of the Minorities in Contemporary India

Vigilante violence against Muslims and Dalits carried out in the name of “cow protection” has created terror for minorities in India. The government has failed to investigate the attacks, creating impunity.  Senior BJP leaders publicly promote Hindu supremacy and ultra-nationalism, encouraging further violence. Dissent is labeled anti-national. Activists, journalists, lawyers, and academics have been targeted for their views, chilling free expression. ... Read More »