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B.C.’s Peter Dhillon inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto (IANS): Peter Dhillon, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray – ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplace

WORKSAFEBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17. “Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use,” said Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality for WorkSafeBC. “We’re ... Read More »

United Truckers’ Association to receive truck parking plans from all Surrey and Delta mayoral candidates

A weekend membership meeting of the United Truckers’ Association (UTA) conducted over the weekend secured commitments from all major mayoral candidates running in the cities of Surrey and Delta. Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne and  Doug McCallum from Surrey, and Sylvia Bishop, George Harvie and Jim Cessford from Delta, all had the opportunity to speak to UTA members directly regarding their vision to ... Read More »

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

NIKKI Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday in a surprise move that has led to much speculation. President Donald Trump announced the resignation and said that she will leave her post by the end of the year. President Donald Trump said that he thought ... Read More »

Scheer assures Modi of ‘productive and positive relationship’ if he becomes prime minister

ANDREW Scheer, Conservative Party Leader, in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday expressed to him how important a productive and positive relationship with India would be if he were elected Prime Minister next year. In a statement about the meeting, Scheer said: “We discussed a range of serious issues including opportunities for greater economic partnerships, ... Read More »

Mia Yen is the new Canadian Consul General in Chandigarh, India

CHRYSTIA Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday announced the appointment of foreign service officer Mia Yen as Consul General in Chandigarh, India, replacing Christopher Gibbins. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau it seems avoided choosing a prominent Indo-Canadian, as many South Asians in Canada might have been expected, as a political appointment to avoid any controversy especially after all the problems he ... Read More »

Team Delta to fight for new ambulance station in Tsawwassen

SYLVIA Bishop said on Monday that obtaining an ambulance station for Tsawwassen will be a top priority if she and her Team Delta colleagues win election to council on October 20. “The south Delta area – which encompasses the community of Tsawwassen, the Tsawwassen First Nations’ lands, the Westshore and GCT Deltaport terminals at Roberts Bank, and the BC Ferries terminal ... Read More »

‘We must ensure every vote counts and every vote is authentic’: Surrey First’s Tom Gill

SURREY First mayoralty candidate Tom Gill says the integrity of our voting system is key and he fully supports the measures being taken on Monday by the City of Surrey to ensure every vote counts, and every vote is authentic. City of Surrey Chief Election Officer Anthony Capuccinello Iraci stated at a news conference on Monday that “no ballots have been ... Read More »

US, Canada reach deal to salvage NAFTA

Washington (IANS): The US and Canada have reached a last minute deal to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), overcoming deep divisions to keep the 25-year-old trilateral pact intact. The deal came on Sunday night after a weekend of frantic talks to try and preserve a trade agreement that has stitched together the economies of Mexico, Canada and the ... Read More »

B.C. launches probe into dirty money in real estate

THE Province announced on Thursday that following widespread concern about British Columbia’s reputation as a haven for money laundering, it is launching a two-pronged review aimed at shutting down avenues for money laundering in real estate and other sectors. The first component, led by the Ministry of Finance, will identify systemic risks that leave the real estate and financial services sectors ... Read More »