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Jagmeet Singh: A New Breakthrough in Canadian Politics

Harman S. Pandher, Trustee, Burnaby Board of Education, writes how Late Jack Layton’s parting message inspired a whole new generation to take action and connected him to the New NDP leader Jagmeet Singh On October 1, 2017, Jagmeet Singh was elected by New Democratic Party members across Canada to be the new leader of the NDP. In the process, Singh became the ... Read More »

RAVI KAHLON: FROM Hockey Goals TO Human Rights Goals

Meet Ravi Kahlon, the field hockey player who was recently elected as an NDP MLA from North Delta. Kahlon is the Provincial Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism in the recently form provincial government under Premier John Horgan. Fifteen years after it was dismantled by the B.C. Liberals, the new government has announced plans to reinstate the B.C. Human Rights Commission. ... Read More »

UBC students get a taste of free yummy meals courtesy of International Langar Week

HUNDREDS of University of British Columbia students were treated to free food courtesy of the university’s Sikh students, as part of the awareness campaign International Langar Week. Organised by the Sikh Press Association, International Langar Week is an awareness campaign taking place across the world with the aim of encouraging people to use the free food service which is part of ... Read More »

Fraser Health opens new substance use clinic to support South Asian community

SURREY: In a first of its kind in B.C., Fraser Health has opened a new clinic to support people in the South Asian community who are struggling with substance use. The Roshni Clinic, which loosely translates in English to “clinic bringing light”, offers services that are culturally-tailored to the community. “For the first time in B.C., South Asian British Columbians living ... Read More »

BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program: Free screening health camp in Surrey helps to detect oral cancer

  DR. Harinder Dhanju of the Pacific Oral Health Centre in Surrey, who hosted a free oral cancer screening camp for the local community at his centre in Surrey in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton on September 24, told The VOICE that their team of dentists and specialists from BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program attended to 408 patients. Dr. ... Read More »

Progressing with community

By Surbhi Gogia In an interview with Desi Today, PICS new CEO Satbir Singh Cheema talks about the changing role of the organization and his vision Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) is a household name for new and old immigrants living in Metro Vancouver. The non-profit organization has been serving the community, especially the South Asian community, under its founder ... Read More »

A New Generation of Punjabi Voices

By Harman S. Pandher On May 25th, the Surrey School District held it’s 3rd annual Punjabi Speech Fest for elementary school students in grades 5, 6 and 7. Four schools – Green Timbers, Newton, Strawberry Hill, and this year’s host school, Beaver Creek – participated, with around 300 students in total either giving Punjabi speeches or performing Punjabi cultural items ... Read More »

Teaching your Kids About the Value of a Dollar

By Gary Thandi Have you ever had that conversation with your children, one that maybe your parents had with you when you were a kid, that starts with “When I was your age ….” You know, it’s the one where you tell them how much harder life was back when you were younger, and how hard you worked when you ... Read More »

Surrey boxer wins national competition in Quebec

SURREY’S Eric Basran, 18, won his final match of the Canadian National Boxing Championship, making him the 2017 title holder for elite men in the 56-kg category. Photos: contributed Basran, a member of Team B.C. who represents the Queensborough Boxing Club, won his first two matches 3-0 against Kevin Chauvette of Quebec and Giovan Major of the National Team. The ... Read More »