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New Stop of Interest sign celebrates historic Sikh temple in Abbotsford

A new Stop of Interest sign has been unveiled at the Gur Sikh Temple and Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, providing travellers with information about the oldest still-standing Sikh “gurdwara” in North America. “B.C.’s Stop of Interest signs are a way to share our province’s history,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The new sign will help tell the story ... Read More »

Gursharan Singh Memorial Lecture on Rights of the Minorities in Contemporary India

Vigilante violence against Muslims and Dalits carried out in the name of “cow protection” has created terror for minorities in India. The government has failed to investigate the attacks, creating impunity.  Senior BJP leaders publicly promote Hindu supremacy and ultra-nationalism, encouraging further violence. Dissent is labeled anti-national. Activists, journalists, lawyers, and academics have been targeted for their views, chilling free expression. ... Read More »

It is the time for rejuvenation AND historical reflection

By Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra To honour the incredible work that Sikh men and women have done before us, let us not forget their struggles, their stories and their names Vaisakhi is a time for rejuvenation, reflection and contemplation. As a Sikh woman, I revel in my Sikh history as it connects to each of these three themes. I revel because ... Read More »

Jas Teja: Man of few words and many works

By Desi Today News Desk Jas Teja has worn many hats during his lifetime. He is a successful businessman who owns multiple gas stations, is a Dj, a wedding photographer, an assistant director, a builder, and an electrical contractor. Jas is a great example of the Canadian dream, immigrants see when they come in this land of opportunities. With limited ... Read More »

City of Surrey: Five reasons to send your child to day camp this summer

SUMMER is quickly approaching, and parents are starting to fill their calendars with vacations and social commitments. It’s also a time when parents may struggle to find short-term childcare for their kids – or just want to keep their children active and limit screen time in the summer. The City of Surrey offers over 150 summer camps ranging from cooking and robotics, to ... Read More »

British Prime Minister expresses regret over Jallianwala Bagh massacre

London (IANS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expressed regret over the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, describing it as a “shameful scar” on British Indian history. Her comments came just ahead of the 100th anniversary of the bloodbath committed by the British Army during the colonial period. “The United Kingdom deeply regrets what happened and the suffering caused in Jallianwala ... Read More »

Shooting in Surrey related to ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict

SURREY RCMP are investigating a shooting and what is believed to be a related collision which occurred in the Guildford area. At approximately 9 p.m. on Monday (April 1), police received a report of shots fired in the 15300-block of 102A Street. Witnesses reported seeing a blue sedan fleeing the area. A short time later, Surrey RCMP received numerous 911 calls ... Read More »