April, 2020

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Happy Singh Eats Provides Meal Delivery to Frontline Hospital Workers at Delta & Surrey Memorial

Happy Singh Eats, the newest restaurant endeavour by Tandoori Flame Restaurants, may not be open to the public just yet, however they are already serving their community. Teaming up with the kitchen at Tandoori Flame Delta, starting this week they prepared meals for medical staff at Delta Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital, including their Emergency Room. They are providing between 100 – …

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Fraser Health confirms a staff COVID-19 case at Langley Lodge

SURREY – A staff member of Langley Lodge has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff member is in self-isolation at home. Langley Lodge is a long term care facility owned by the Langley Care Society. A Fraser Health SWAT team is on site and communication with residents and families is underway. Enhanced control measures have been put in place at Langley …

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TELUS waives internet fees for low income families during COVID-19 crisis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As Canadians across the country continue to cope with the impact of this unprecedented public health crisis, TELUS is expanding its support for low income families by automatically waiving the fees for the TELUS Internet for Good program for two months, giving customers enrolled in the program access to high speed internet in their …

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SECOND ANNUAL GIVING HEARTS GALA RAISES $150,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS

Langley, BC – On February 29, the Coast Hotel ballroom at Cascades Casino was transformed into a glamourous South Asian-inspired marketplace and gala for Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s second annual Giving Hearts fundraising gala, raising an outstanding $150,000. Honouring the health needs of our community elders, proceeds will help purchase new specialized wheelchairs and other mobility-enabling equipment urgently needed for …

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City of Surrey given approval to proceed with formation of Surrey Police Department

THE City of Surrey has been given approval to proceed with the formation of Surrey Police Department, following a review by Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, of the report submitted by the Provincial Municipal Policing Transition Study Committee. “In just over one year, we moved from a unanimous council motion to full reality on our promise to …

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Star power-lifter Sumeet Sharma honoured by Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara for inspiring youth

By Surbhi Gogia CHAMPION powerlifter Sumeet Sharma was recently honoured by Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver for being an inspirational role model for youth in schools across the Lower Mainland. We have all heard inspiring weight loss stories due to simple lifestyle changes. But story of a lifestyle change that led to making of an international sports star, …

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Vir in Vancouver: Get ready for a laughter cum love riot

India’s and now the world’s much-loved stand up comedian Vir Das is coming to Vancouver with his show #Loved this week. Vir will be performing as part of Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival on Feburary 19 and 20 at Rio Theatre.  JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, February 2020 is delivering 12-hilarious-days of your favourite stand-up, podcast, improv and …

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Canada Line continues to break records

NEW figures show that after 10 years in service, ridership on the Canada Line is still breaking records.  The Canada Line had more than 50 million annual boardings for the first time in its history last year, representing a 30-per-cent increase in ridership since 2010. Originally projected to reach 120,000 daily boardings by 2025 – the Canada Line has continued to …

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AAP sweeps Delhi polls with 62 seats, BJP falls way behind

The Aam Aadmi Party swept the Delhi Assembly polls with 62 seats, five less than in 2015, as per the final results announced by the Election Commission on Tuesday night. The opposition BJP got eight seats — up from three in 2015, while the Congress remained at zero. The victory of the AAP ensured a hat-trick for its national convener …

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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade set for April 25

THE 21st annual Surrey Vaisakhi Day Parade, a celebration of the birth of the Sikh faith, will take place on Saturday, April 25. The event, which draws in excess of 500,000 guests to take in the colourful and entertaining procession and to experience the spectacular food provided free of charge by members of the community, will take place from 9 a.m. until …

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