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Talking to Your Child about Cannabis: Parents are Educators too!

By Kira London-Nadeau Cannabis prohibition has caused harm to several Canadians in many ways. One of its most adverse effects on young people specifically has been the limitations of their drug education. This means children, teenagers, and older youth have not received adequate tools to make sound decisions about cannabis use. Luckily, the legalization of nonmedical cannabis gives us an ... Read More »

Deljit Bains: Infusing right Sehat into South Asian Kitchen

Deljit Bains is the Leader of South Asian Health Institute which recently won Fraser Health’s Above and Beyond Innovator Award. As part of the Institute’s Sehat program, the team has worked closely with gurdwaras, temples, schools and businesses to design new ways to help Fraser Health’s South Asian population eat healthier meals and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases  ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplace

WORKSAFEBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17. “Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use,” said Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality for WorkSafeBC. “We’re ... Read More »

ORAL CANCER SCREENING 2018

Pacific Oral Health Society in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton and British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program offered a free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic on Sunday September 23, 2018. The clinic was held at Pacific Oral Health Centre located at #300-15850 24th Ave Surrey from 9am – 4pm. This free clinic was open to everyone. The goal of ... Read More »

Shawna Narayan: Empowering the future

“How stressful is the university?” “Will I still have time to hang out with friends?” “What are the scholarship available for me? or “How can I prepare for my university interview?” —  if you are all set to enter a higher education institute and all these questions are running through your mind — then help is on the way. Shawna ... Read More »

Jaspreet Kalra: India’s own rubber boy

By Surbhi Gogia Jaspreet Singh Kalara, the 18-year-old boy from Ludhiana, Punjab, has got a body that can stretch like a rubber and is flexible beyond any human imagination. When he starts twisting and turning his body parts, it appears as if there are literally no bones inside his structure to obstruct him. Be it rotating his face 180 degree ... Read More »

St Louis: The gem of mid-west America

By Surbhi Gogia The city of St. Louis has always grabbed attention for its very successful baseball team of Cardinals. However, this major US port built along the western bank of the Mississippi river is home to a lot more tourist attractions and wonderful expeditions that many are unaware of. For what was supposed to be just a small family ... Read More »

DIMPLE SARAN: THIS NURSE IS ON THE GO

By Surbhi Gogia A new step in the direction of private home care for South Asians is on the way Born in a Sikh family Dupinder(also known as Dimple) Kaur Saran has always known the importance of Seva. Seva translates to service in English. But in Sikhism it expands to much more than just its literal translation. It means serving ... Read More »

For a very special cause

Special Olympics BC Seeks to Engage South-Asian Community through ‘Try-It Days’ at Khalsa School, Newton By Scott Howe Individuals with an intellectual disability around the world face societal stigma, poor health outcomes, and frequently report feelings of social isolation.  Here in BC, individuals with an intellectual disability don’t often meet recommended guidelines for physical activities and nutrition, leading to reduced ... Read More »