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B.C.’s Peter Dhillon inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto (IANS): Peter Dhillon, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray – ... Read More »

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 »

‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ SURREY FESTIVAL 2018

The Global Peace Alliance, Surrey Society (GPA) is pleased to announce its 2018 ‘Give Peace a Chance’ Surrey Festival. It is the third in an annual series of GPA peace festivals in Surrey. This year’s event is specially designed to celebrate diversity among people living in British Columbia and beyond, dispelling misconceptions and intolerances across their cultural divides. For this, ... Read More »

Permanent and temporary residents could be removed from Canada thanks to stiffer impaired driving, cannabis-related penalties

IMMIGRATION, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is warning everybody about the strict legal framework under which Canada has made cannabis legally available to adults. Canada has also imposed tough new penalties on those who commit cannabis-related crimes, and in December 2018, those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis. These penalties will have significant impacts on Canadians and ... Read More »

Indo-Canadians pledge $7 million to build hostels for poor children in India

Toronto (IANS): Indo-Canadian expatriates have donated more than $7 million dollars to a Toronto-based non-profit organisation which builds and runs education hostels in rural India. The non-profit AIM for SEWA (Canada) builds hostels in far-flung, rural areas of India to educate children from poor families. At this year’s annual gala dinner here attended by former Miss India Pooja Batra, many Indo-Canadians ... Read More »

Khalsa Childcare Centre: Promoting excellence in childcare

By Surbhi Gogia Goging to a childcare or a pre-school is usually your child’s first exposure to the outside world. The separation from loved ones, own home and small routines is what makes both the parents and the child nervous and anxious about the whole process. Parents are worried about how well physical and emotional needs of their little one ... Read More »

More than just a Survivor – I’m a Thriver!

  By Kamal Dhillon  The horrors I wrote about in Black and Blue Sari took place when I was just eighteen, after my “grand wedding”. It was an occasion for which people from around the world flew to Vancouver.  Reflecting on those years of brutality, I realize that if I hadn’t broken the silence of this family’s secret, it would ... Read More »

Manbir Singh Grewal of Coquitlam, brother of slain gangster Gavinder Grewal, shot dead in Abbotsford

POLICE sources have confirmed what The VOICE was told on Thursday night by an anonymous source that the person shot dead in Abbotsford is Manbir Singh Grewal of Coquitlam, brother of slain gangster Gavinder Grewal, who was found dead in his North Vancouver apartment with injuries consistent with homicide on December 23, 2017. This is the 14th South Asian to be murdered this ... Read More »