May, 2020

Careers and Business

Sonia Andhi is fourth candidate of Surrey Students NOW

SONIA Andhi is the fourth candidate of the Surrey Students NOW, a parent-led advocacy group running four candidates for School Board Trustee in Surrey. The other three candidates are Cindy Dalglish, Charlene Dobie and Mary-Em Waddington. The group said: “Sonia Andhi will bring experience to the Surrey School Board through her work as a Surrey based social worker and family counsellor. With …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Neetu Garcha: Journalist of tomorrow

We are living in an age where social media has become a powerful platform for anyone to reach out to masses. With just one click, you can go live, capture a powerful image or video of any crime scene, a mass shooting or any incident that concerns masses. It is an age where a professional journalist is no longer a …

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Q&A with Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

a)Please update us how are things at the US-Canada border with respect to illegal migrants? AH) It is important to note that there is a common misconception when referring to irregular border crossers. When someone crosses the border, it’s an illegal act but once they are on Canadian soil and they claim asylum, the charge of the crossing the border …

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Shawna Narayan: Empowering the future

“How stressful is the university?” “Will I still have time to hang out with friends?” “What are the scholarship available for me? or “How can I prepare for my university interview?” —  if you are all set to enter a higher education institute and all these questions are running through your mind — then help is on the way. Shawna …

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Because Serving Community, Matters

By Sagar Grewal Calgary’s Sagar Grewal was hand chosen by the Prime Minister as one of the of the ten new members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. He shares what made his application special out of the thousands of other My parents immigrated from India to Canada before I was born, with the hopes of providing my family with …

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Jaspreet Kalra: India’s own rubber boy

By Surbhi Gogia Jaspreet Singh Kalara, the 18-year-old boy from Ludhiana, Punjab, has got a body that can stretch like a rubber and is flexible beyond any human imagination. When he starts twisting and turning his body parts, it appears as if there are literally no bones inside his structure to obstruct him. Be it rotating his face 180 degree …

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