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Surrey’s Golden boy: Eric Basran

By Surbhi Gogia Eric’s story is an inspiring example of what South Asian kids can achieve if their energy is invested in sports from the early age Eric Basran, an 18 year BC champion and two time silver medalist from Surrey recently returned home from the 2017 BC Golden Gloves Championship in Mission with more hardware to add to his ... Read More »

Oh Canada!

Surrey students show us what they think of their home and native land They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Surrey students have a lot to say when it comes to our country. The works of hundreds of elementary and high school students exploring ideas about contemporary Canadian identity in a screen-based exhibit were displayed at the ... Read More »

Beer Baroness Manjit Minhas

By Surbhi Gogia Manjit Minhas is just 36 year old who has risen to international fame of being a “beer baroness” by owning a booze empire with annual revenues of over 187 million dollars. Co-founder and CEO of the Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery in Calgary, Manjit started her business at the ripe age of 19 with her brother Ravinder ... Read More »

Arshpreet Chahal: Brining home International Glory

Arshpreet Chahal is a 16 years old teen from Vancouver, BC. She recently competed in the Miss Teen Petite International pageant which was hosted in El Salvador on March 3rd, 2017. She won the title of First Runner up. In 2015, Arshpreet won Miss Teen Canada Petite Globe. The pageant was held in Toronto from August 12 to 23 during ... Read More »

Local Indo-Canadian Author Releases Debut Fiction Novel – Chasing Kismet

The story is written by Indo-Canadian author Amrita Kaur Lit. Lit lives in Surrey, British Columbia. Her writing regularly appears in several local newspapers and magazines, as well as on her personal blog, ‘Amrita Literature.’ Chasing Kismet tackles deeply convoluted human issues that will particularly resonate with Indian and South Asian readers. From the intricacies of family and community dynamics ... Read More »

Tax Tip – What’s new for the 2017 tax-filing season

This tax-filing season, many important changes and improvements were made to services, benefits, and credits for Canadians. Here’s what you need to know: New and improved benefits and credits Canada child benefit(CCB)<http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/ccb/menu-eng.html> -The CCB is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under the age of 18. The CCB might ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Special: Introducing Staff Sergeant Major Beth McAndie

This Wednesday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day and a chance to recognize the contributions of over 500 female police officers, staff and volunteers at Surrey Detachment. This year’s campaign theme is “Be Bold for Change,” something that Beth McAndie exemplifies and champions in her newest role as the Surrey RCMP’s Staff Sergeant Major. Not everyone can remember the exact moment ... Read More »

Real issues on the reel

Surrey kids pick up cameras to make movies on most heart wrenching issues A group of ten young students from Surrey recently participated in a program to learn short-filmmaking. Although their films were only a couple of minutes long, each student included some truly moving and powerful content. Students shared their personal experiences and insights through their work. The program ... Read More »

PALDI: Town soaked in Sikh History

This remote town in British Columbia’s lumber country is named after its founder Mayo Singh from Paldi Village in the District Of Hoshiapur in Punjab In most history books, the contributions of the Panjabis to the fabric of British Columbia’s culture and economy are not mentioned. One of the earliest towns for the early Punjabi settlers was Paldi, British Columbia  and ... Read More »

How to get the most out of your tax return

Get what’s yours this tax season with a few tips from H&R Block to help you make the most of your tax return. You can thank them when your refund lands in your bank account. 1. Timing is everything. Consider this your save-the-date notice. The deadline for filing your 2016 personal tax return is May 1, 2017, and June 15, ... Read More »