September, 2019
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Doug McCallum releases Safe Surrey Coalition’s law and order plan

SAFE Surrey Coalition’s mayoral candidate Doug McCallum says that as mayor one of his highest priorities will be public safety and that he will immediately start the process for creating a new Surrey Police Department. “My goal is to find the most innovative and effective programs from around the world and implement them. All of us on the Safe Surrey Coalition commit ... Read More »

First turbaned Sikh in US President’s security team

INDIAN media are reporting that India-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first turbaned Sikh to join US President Donald Trump’s security team. The news was first reported by Zee News (zeenews.india.com) on Sunday. According to these news outlets who apparently got the story from Bhatia’s grandparents in India, Bhatia’s family moved to Ludhiana in Punjab state from Kanpur in Uttar ... Read More »

Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa, well-known champion of diversity, seeks nomination as Conservative candidate in Surrey Centre

DR. Sarwan Singh Randhawa announced on Friday that he is seeking the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada in the Surrey Centre riding for the 2019 federal elections. The incumbent MP is Randeep Sarai of the Liberals who won in 2015 with 45.07 per cent of the vote, defeating then-MP Jasbir Sandhu of the NDP, who got 30.08 per cent ... Read More »

SURREY CIVIC ELECTION SCENE (updated)

New team: Independent Surrey Voter’s Association INDEPENDENT Surrey Voters Association (ISVA) on Thursday officially declared their five-member team that is running in Surrey’s municipal election: Asad Syed, Bernie Sheppard, Derek Zabel, Nasima Nastoh and Saira Aujla. In a press release they stated: “Being a committed group of long-term Surrey residents, individually, we have worked tirelessly to make a positive change ... Read More »

Wake up Surrey! Enough is Enough

The new grassroots group’s appeal to Surrey community — stop blaming each other for the increasing gang violence and join hands to find solutions By Surbhi Gogia A recent shooting of two young men in their teens left the Surrey community in shock. The shooting was part of serious problem of gang violence, the community has been grappling with, for ... Read More »

From freedom fighters to oppressors

  A part of Sikh culture has transformed from promoting social justice to a culture passion ate about violence and greed By Balraj S. Kahlon Battles fought by Sikh Gurus were not against any communalism and orthodoxy but they fought for the betterment of society, to protect people from tyranny and for the upliftment of their souls. Max Arthur Macauliffe ... Read More »

Jinny Sims: A lifelong learner

  Jinny Jogindera Sims is the MLA for Surrey-Panorama. She is the Minister of Citizens’ Services. Before serving these posts, Sims has worked at various government and political positions to serve the community. A teacher, a wife, grandmother, an activist and a minister, Sims has witnessed life in various shades. A teacher by profession, Sims is still a lifelong learner.  ... Read More »