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Free Oral Cancer Screening in September

The Pacific Oral Health Society in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton will be offering a free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The clinic will be open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Pacific Oral Health Center building located at: Unit #300 -15850 24 Avenue, Surrey. This free clinic is open to the ... Read More »

Federal government announces changes to lower drug prices

THE federal government on Friday announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. The most significant reforms to the regulations since their introduction in 1987, these amendments will give the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) the tools to protect Canadians from excessive prices and make patented medicines more affordable. The federal government noted that millions of Canadians rely on ... Read More »

Don’t change Kashmir status, UN chief to both sides

United Nations, Aug 9 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres came out on Thursday against changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir and backed Security Council resolutions, of which the main one requires Pakistan to withdraw all its nationals from Kashmir. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “The Secretary General calls on all parties to refrain from taking steps that could ... Read More »

Helping farmers farm and families thrive

By John Horgan, Premier of B.C. On my trip to the Okanagan in June, I stopped by Mariposa Farms fruit stand to buy some cherries. The owner, Kulwinder, has been farming in the Similkameen Valley since 1987.Every box of B.C. cherries or bag of locally grown apples she sells helps support her family and the families of her employees. We’re ... Read More »

Two in custody following stabbing in South Surrey

Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a fight involving a weapon and the subsequent arrest of two individuals, that occurred this morning in South Surrey.  At approximately 8:50 am, on August 6, 2019, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a fight in the 900-block of 160 Street. Officers arrived and located a man suffering from apparent stab wounds. ... Read More »

High temperatures can put workers at risk of heat stress

Richmond, B.C. (August 6, 2019) – WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and outdoor workers about the risk of developing heat stress during hot weather. If not recognized and treated early, heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “Outdoor work increases in the summer months, and both employers and workers need to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure and ... Read More »

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the AIIMS on Tuesday in Indian hospital sources said. She was 67. The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition but soon passed away, the sources said. Union Ministers and top BJP leaders soon started arriving at the hospital as the news spread Read More »

India passes bill to remove Kashmir’s special status, nod to axe Article 370

In a historic move the Indian government, the Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 and adopted the resolution to scrap the Constitution’s Article 370 paving way for bifurcation of the state into two Union territories (UTs) and allowing people from other states to buy land there. The BJP-led ruling alliance received support of many ... Read More »

New Campaign for South Asian families to have mental health, addiction challenges conversations

Listening can be one of the best ways you can help a family member experiencing mental health and addiction challenges By Rachna Singh MLA Surrey-Green Timbers This week our government is launching a campaign encouraging families to start having courageous conversations about mental health and addiction challenges.  The campaign makes life-saving resources more accessible by having translated information on the StopOverdosebc.ca ... Read More »

Komagata Maru Way street signs officially unveiled

Surrey, BC –On July 8th, Surrey City Council approved the commemorative naming of a Surrey street to remember the victims of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. The installation of the commemorative street signs that say Komagata Maru Way on 75A Avenue between 120 Street and 121A Street have been installed and officially unveiled today by Mayor Doug McCallum. “Today, Council put into ... Read More »