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Jinder Oujla Chalmers: Breaking barriers

By Surbhi Gogia Famous hockey commentator Don Cherry was recently fired for making on-air, racist remarks. It just displayed how Canadian media, in general, is becoming intolerant towards racism. However, things were not the same a few decades ago. Ironically, it was not even acceptable to have an Indian name for the mainstream media show hosts. Here is the story ... Read More »

Neelam Sahota: Connecting communities

Neelam Sahota, CEO of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, is reminding communities an important message of humanity this holiday season By Surbhi Gogia Christmas is much more than a festival of gifts and parties; it is a time to celebrate the spirit of giving. This holiday season, Neelam Sahota, CEO, of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, has an important message on sharing our ... Read More »

IHIT’s Head Dave Chauhan: A Canadian success story

By Surbhi Gogia  Most of us have heard about the law of attraction that says, when you really desire something from the heart,  you get it. Famous author Paulo Coelho in his book The Alchemist says, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The life story of Superintendent Dave Chauhan, newly appointed officer-in-charge of ... 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 »

Canada to attract more workers to agri-food sector

July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is launching a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. “Today we are delivering on something that employers, unions, and migrant workers have been calling on government to do for over a decade – ... Read More »

City Council renames Surrey street to commemorate Komagata Maru victims

Surrey City Council has approved the renaming of a Surrey street to commemorate the victims of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. At Monday night’s Regular Council Meeting, Council voted to authorize the installation of commemorative signs that say Komagata Maru Way on 75A Avenue between 120 Street and 121A Street. “Surrey is a city that embraces diversity and renaming this stretch ... Read More »

IHIT’s new Officer-in-Charge Superintendent Dave Chauhan

From a small village in India to leading Canada’s largest homicide investigation team AS a 15-year-old immigrant to Canada, Superintendent Dave Chauhan never imagined he’d be leading the largest homicide investigation team in the country. But that’s exactly where Chauhan finds himself as the new Officer-in-Charge of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). He officially took on his new role on June ... Read More »