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Canada says Punjab’s AAP legislators can visit country any time

Chandigarh (IANS): Months after turning back two Punjab legislators belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party from the Ottawa airport, Canada has written to India saying that the lawmakers can visit the country, an official said on Tuesday. Canadian authorities, in a communication to India’s Ministry of External Affairs through the Indian High Commission in Ottawa, have said that both the legislators ... Read More »

Kennedy Stewart is the new mayor of Vancouver

VANCOUVER voters have elected 27 people to public office following the preliminary count of 2018 municipal by-election ballots, according to a press release by the City of Vancouver. Approximately 176,744 ballots were cast and voter turn-out is estimated to be about 39.4 per cent. 158 candidates ran in races for Mayor, Councillor, Park Commissioner, and School Trustee. The official election results will ... Read More »

Doug McCallum, Safe Surrey Coalition opposed to marijuana retail, production operations

MAYORAL candidate Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition announced on Monday that they are opposed to marijuana retail stores and production operations. They pointed out: “Surrey is at a crossroads with out-of-control crime and gang violence. We need to get crime under control first.” McCallum said: “My biggest concern is that local cannabis stores and production facilities put another layer ... Read More »

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

NIKKI Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday in a surprise move that has led to much speculation. President Donald Trump announced the resignation and said that she will leave her post by the end of the year. President Donald Trump said that he thought ... Read More »

Scheer assures Modi of ‘productive and positive relationship’ if he becomes prime minister

ANDREW Scheer, Conservative Party Leader, in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday expressed to him how important a productive and positive relationship with India would be if he were elected Prime Minister next year. In a statement about the meeting, Scheer said: “We discussed a range of serious issues including opportunities for greater economic partnerships, ... Read More »

Seniors over age 70 will get 75% discount for all recreation centres in Surrey: McCallum

SAFE Surrey Coalition mayoral candidate Doug McCallum and council candidate Dr. Allison Patton announced on Wednesday that within the first month of their new council they will honour the request made five years ago by seniors’ groups to allow seniors over age 70 to have a 75% discount for all recreation centres in Surrey. “Healthy living is a fundamental element of ... Read More »