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More than $79 million funding to purchase 118 new buses for Victoria, other communities

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer for BC Transit, on Thursday announced more than $79 million in joint funding to purchase 118 new buses for use in Victoria and communities throughout British Columbia. The new buses will replace others at the end of their life cycle or increase capacity in communities where ... Read More »

Meet the future leaders: Inspiring South Asian Youth

The South Asian immigrant community has made a special place in the hearts of Canadians with all the hard work and commitment to help other community members. Now generation next is ready to take Canada to the next level of development. This young generation is committed and passionate to serve the society along with building unique business opportunities. Many inspirational ... Read More »

Saving youth from gangs

By Baljot Rai It was during my 2nd year in the university when our professor had asked us to write a research paper on any topic that is related to crime in Canada. I weighed out several options, however I kept on coming back to the one that hit close to home. Low and behold, I decided to study on ... Read More »

One voice for International students

Many organizations have joined hands together under one umbrella to help and support international students’ concern By One Voice Canada Team International Students have been a topic of discussion in the recent years in Canada, due to many reasons.  There have been ongoing concerns which they have been encountering when immigrating to Canada as students, as well as the communities ... Read More »

We Do Laundry

Want to save time to do the laundry? Or, is the laundry place located blocks away from where you live? Vancouver and Burnaby’s residents don’t need to worry anymore. WeDoLaundry, an on-demand laundry service for people and by the people, has launched its own Uber-style laundry service. WeDoLaundry aims to revolutionize how we do laundry, and how one can make ... Read More »

Empowering South Asian youth to tackle mental health stigma

South Asian youth will be actively promoting mental wellness and reducing stigma with their peers, families and communities through a new mental health youth ambassador program funded by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. The South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA) received $112,900 in year-end funding to train 100 youth ambassadors by spring 2021. The training will be offered ... Read More »

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot takes off: 11 communities to attract newcomers

ELEVEN rural and northern communities have been selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their forever homes. The government says that as the Canadian population ages and the birth rate declines, rural Canada’s workforce has seen a significant decrease in available workers.This pilot will help attract people that are needed ... Read More »

Surrey Fusion Festival Celebrates Africa

 Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey announced today that it will be featuring Africa – alongside other diverse cultures from around the world – at this year’s Fusion Festival. The new Celebrate Africa zone, presented in partnership with the African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance (AHFOMAD), will celebrate the continent’s vibrant history, music, dance and cuisine at Holland Park ... Read More »

Surrey Canada Day expands with a lineup of new attractions

SURREY Canada Day, presented by Coast Capital Savings, announced today the lineup of new attractions guests can expect at this year’s free annual event.   Returning to the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, Canada Day celebrations begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1 and this year’s celebrations are expected to be even bigger than the last. “Surrey’s Canada Day celebration ... Read More »

Families of teenagers Jason Jhutty and Jassi Bhangal appeal to public to identify those responsible for their murders

ON the first anniversary of the homicides of 16-year-old Jaskarn Singh Jhutty (Jason) and 17-year-old Jaskaran Singh Bhangal (Jassi), both residents of Surrey, their families appealed for the public’s help to identify those responsible for their murders. The two, who were students of Frank Hurt Secondary School, were not known to police. The bodies of the victims found on the roadside. Courtesy ... Read More »