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We Are All Maple

Vancouver’s filmmaker Jasleen Kaur is spreading awareness about violence and gender inequality through her documentary on Maple Batalia If you were to walk the streets of Surrey, BC, I’m sure that most people you talked to would know the name Maple Batalia. Not only was she breathtakingly gorgeous, but she was an intelligent, goal-oriented powerhouse of a 19-year-old who was ... Read More »

New B.C. Graduation Program and Grades 11 and 12 curriculumhelping all students succeed

By Rob Fleming Minister of Education   British Columbian students are graduating into a rapidly changing world. From the careers they choose to pursue, to the number of different jobs they’ll hold over the course of their lifetime, their ability to adapt and thrive will ultimately prove key to their success. We’re making important changes to B.C.’s K-12 education system ... Read More »

Big Changes for ICBC

By Cedric Hughes Despite the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries macro-trending in the right direction—downward,despite significant advances in injury treatment and post-accident therapies, despite sturdier, more crashworthy vehicles,most drivers will have noticed that the macro-trend for their car insurance premiums has gone the opposite direction. And yet, says the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), not upwards enough to ... Read More »

Witness Hockey with a difference

By Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra ‘We Are Hockey’ an interesting exhibit questioning singularly racial perspectives on the meaning of Hockey as Canada’s national sport kicks off in March, 2019 There is a unique Sikh place of worship on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, BC called The Gur Sikh Gurdwara (temple), designated as a National Historic Site by Prime Minister Jean Chretien ... Read More »

Naitik Mehta: Finding ability in disability

BY Surbhi Gogia A recent article in The Economist mentioned that a lot more Indian technology talent is flocking to Canada after US has tightened its rules for visa. The article makes special reference that Canada is giving a red carpet welcome to these talented people. “Canada is gambling that by the time America wakes up to the cost of ... Read More »

Prabhnoor Grewal: The skating star

By Surbhi Gogia Prabhhnoor Kaur Grewal, a Grade 6 student of Khalsa School Surrey (Old Yale Road Campus), has recently achieved a rare milestone by winning a silver medal in the BC long track speed skating championship (under 12 years) event in Fort St. John. A rare achievement by an Indo-Canadian kids, since there are not many from who pursue speed ... Read More »

Rochelle Prasad: Working to empower generation Next

By Desi Today News Desk Rochelle Prasad has been volunteering and taking action for a better world since a young age. She was recognized for her global voluntarism efforts in Ecuador and Kenya, with the 2017 Soroptimist International Women’s award, and the 2018 Canada 150 awards in Leadership. Rochelle has co-founded two organizations: the Surrey Youth Safety Council, and Surrey ... Read More »

Eating to Boost Energy

By Sharon Heer If you are feeling overly tired by the afternoon, it might be time to think about how the foods you eat are affecting your energy level. Constantly reaching for a cup of coffee or looking for a sugary snack every hour or two are signs that you may be choosing the wrong foods. What you eat and drink, ... Read More »

The Indo-Canadian Dental Association raised over $100,00 for Oral Cancer Research in a successful event in Vancouver.

The Indo-Canadian Dental Association raised over $100,000 in the name of Oral Cancer Research this past Saturday at the swanky River Rock Casino Resort in Vancouver, Canada. The sell-out crowd of 500 included some of the city’s top dental professionals, business people, and socialites. A cocktail reception in the theme of retro Bollywood was followed by a grand stage setting ... 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 »