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Minister Harry Bains launches WorkSafeBC-PCU scholarship initiative

Scholarship fund aims to improve return-to-work outcomes for injured workers WorkSafeBC and the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) announced a scholarship initiative designed to encourage and support students pursuing a career in disability management.   The two-year pilot project commits up to $150,000 per year to allow a maximum of 25 students with the relevant prerequisites to ... Read More »

Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8

TRANSPORT Minister Marc Garneau on Wednesday announced that Canada will ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following new information that his department had received. The Ethiopian Airlines crash on Monday killed all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians. Garneau said: “This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any air operator, both domestic and foreign, of the Boeing 737 MAX ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Families invited to an art scavenger hunt at Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey, BC – Families are invited to join an art scavenger hunt drop-in event titled “Art on the Loose” at Surrey Art Gallery on February 9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome—children must be with an adult.  Given a list of clues, participants will have to use their senses and detective skills to complete the ... Read More »

Grand Opening of Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara after restoration, renovation

VANCOUVER’S Khalsa Diwan Society on Sunday held the Grand Opening of its Ross Street Gurdwara following restoration after fire damage as well as renovation and building extension work at Ross Street Gurdwara. The Society’s President Malkiat Singh Dhami, former president Jarnail Singh Bhandal and other office-bearers welcomed devotees as well as a host of dignitaries that included Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan ... Read More »

Surrey gets new urgent primary care centre

SURREY residents now have improved same-day access to urgent primary care with the opening of the new Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre at 9639 137A Street. This is the fourth centre of its kind to be operating now in British Columbia under the government’s strategy to transform primary care. “The Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre will connect patients with ongoing ... Read More »