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B.C. experiencing highest rates of infectious syphilis in the last 30 years

BC Centre for Disease Control recommends all pregnant individuals to get tested again around the time of delivery for syphilis screening. Vancouver – With B.C. experiencing ongoing increases of syphilis infections, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are reminding British Columbians to speak with their health care professional about testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially ... Read More »

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh unveils plan to help prevent gang crime

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Sunday unveiled his plan today to tackle rising organized crime in B.C. and keep kids out of gangs, saying that he would take action where Liberals have refused to act. “People in Surrey are worried about the future for their kids, but instead of listening, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals chose to spend $4.5 billion of your money ... Read More »

Surrey Gang Enforcement Team expands popular gang prevention program

The Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) is launching a second module in their “Shattering the Image” anti-gang presentation series that focuses on the importance of mentorship and leadership for youth.  “Shattering the Image” is an anti-gang presentation that is tailor-made for Surrey youth, parents, educators and community groups. The first module, “Understanding Gangs” launched in 2017 after SGET police ... Read More »

550 trees planted in honour of 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

GURU Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) and the City of Surrey (Parks Division) successfully hosted a 550-tree planting event in honour of the 550th birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The event attracted over 200 tree-planting volunteers including local politicians. Free  hot vegetarian meals and drinks were served to all those that attended. “We are thankful to the ... Read More »

BC’s Society of Punjabi Engineers organizes job fair

SPEATBC: “Be the change you want to see in the world!” WHAT a great event and a showcase of volunteerism to help the students, immigrants and the community! On Saturday, September 14, Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of British Columbia (SPEATBC) organized a job fair and technical seminar at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus located at 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey. SPEATBC ... Read More »

Vancouver Police launch back-to-school road safety campaign

VANCOUVER Police announced on Tuesday they are stepping up enforcement around school zones, and reminded road users to slow down and pay attention as children return for another year of school. “With more than 600,000 students heading back to school or attending school for the first time, there will be an increase in young pedestrians on our roads, and their safety ... Read More »

Baljit Sangra: Shedding Lights on society’s dark secrets

By Surbhi Gogia Childhood sexual abuse is shockingly common but rarely discussed tragic issue across the world. In South Asian families, the situation becomes much more frightening since the victims (especially girls) are asked to stay quiet and burry it as a dark secret in their hearts — by their family members. Most of the South Asians feel that their family’s ... Read More »

Saving sick kids

By Desi Today News Desk Childhood diseases can have many serious consequences and have the capability to remaining life-long burdens on the affected children and their families. Childhood Cancers and Childhood Rare Diseases are two of the most threatening and complex illnesses that affect many children throughout Canada and the rest of the world. A multitude of research foundations and institutes are working hard ... Read More »

Free Oral Cancer Screening in September

The Pacific Oral Health Society in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton will be offering a free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The clinic will be open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Pacific Oral Health Center building located at: Unit #300 -15850 24 Avenue, Surrey. This free clinic is open to the ... Read More »

High temperatures can put workers at risk of heat stress

Richmond, B.C. (August 6, 2019) – WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and outdoor workers about the risk of developing heat stress during hot weather. If not recognized and treated early, heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “Outdoor work increases in the summer months, and both employers and workers need to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure and ... Read More »