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Mandatory flu vaccinations for health care workers no longer required

THE BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) announced on Wednesday that it has succeeded in ensuring the professional judgement of nurses is respected through an agreement with Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) to amend the mandatory flu vaccination policy. The new agreement, reached through collaborative efforts with HEABC, will mean an end to the punitive nature of the previous policy and ... Read More »

$4.93 million more over three years to keep more students safe

MORE at-risk students will get the supports they need to get off the path to gang life through the expansion of the Erase (expect respect and a safe education) school-based gang and gun violence prevention program. The Province is investing an additional $4.93 million over the next three years to provide immediate support to students, parents, educators, law enforcement and community ... Read More »

Help Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive bring cheer to sick kids and their families

Help Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive bring cheer to sick kids and their families The Surrey RCMP is hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for sick kids and their families by inviting the public to come out and support the annual Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive. Between December 2nd and December 15th, the Surrey RCMP will be accepting donations of cash or ... Read More »

Calendar dedicated to Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary released in Surrey

RADICAL Desi in partnership with others released its annual calendar in Surrey on Sunday, December 1. Dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, the calendar was unveiled by the Editor of Georgia Straight, Charlie Smith. Others who joined him in the ceremony included Surrey-Newton MP Sukh Dhaliwal and Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh, besides members of Guru ... Read More »

Vancouver’s Arshdeep Purba is Miss Canada Globe 2019/2020

ARSHDEEP Purba is this year’s reigning queen, our Miss Canada Globe 2019/2020! This 22-year-old from Calgary, who now resides in Vancouver, made her new province very proud when she won that title at the Miss Canada Globe Pageant. Arshdeep, who was born in Calgary, moved to Vancouver at the age of 18 to attend Vancouver Film School and become an actress. ... Read More »

Dial-a-dope operation is shut down by Mounties

Chilliwack:  A significant flow of illegal drugs destined for the streets of Chilliwack has been seized by the RCMP during a police investigation of gang related dial-a-dope activity.  Evidence gathered during an investigation initiated by the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) in 2019 led officers to an alleged multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking organization operating within the Lower Mainland.  On ... Read More »

Deal struck in Transit negotiations, bus service shutdown averted

A deal was struck between the union representing striking transit workers and the Coast Mountain Bus Company as negotiations were extended by half an hour at midnight. 350,000 commuters relying on buses and the Seabus can now breathe a huge collective sigh of relief. Michael McDaniel, President of Coast Mountain Bus Company, in a statement said: “I’m pleased to announce that ... Read More »

Event alert: RCMP Entrance Exam workshop

RCMP is inviting you for RCMP Entrance Exam workshop which is designed to provide you with an opportunity to prepare for police officer RCMP Entrance Exam. A recruiter will review the various components of the exam and review sample questions. You will also walk away with general test-taking strategies, tips and study resources to help prepare you for success. You are ... Read More »