September, 2019
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Calgary’s Varun Aurora pleads guilty in $23-million fraud

BACK in January 2014, the RCMP Calgary Financial Integrity had announced that they had charged Varun (aka Vinny) Aurora and David Nelson Humeniuk after completing an investigation into a commercial real estate venture, operated by Concrete Equities Inc., which raised money from Canadian investors to buy undeveloped beach properties in Senora, Mexico, called the El Golfo de Santa Clara Project. The ... Read More »

45 plus and looking for job? PICS can help

Are you 45 years or older, unemployed and live in Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland or South West of BC? PICS is offering an exciting free program called Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals (WIMI 45+). This four week workshop/training will Increase your employment skills, get you valuable job search experience, will provide short term training and will also pair you with ... Read More »

Want to make your Canada story a legacy? Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar can guide

Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, will guide teens and seniors in writing short stories about their lives in Surrey in two separate workshops, co-hosted by Surrey Libraries and PICS (Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society). Seniors will share their early experiences and memories either as long-time Surrey residents or as newcomers/settlers to/in Canada, using the prompt, “I remember when” and ... Read More »

Fastest-growing city gets more classroom space in time for back to school

BC’s fastest growing city has 380 new seats for students and another 1,500 on the way. Sixteen classrooms were added through the expansion projects at Adams Road, Morgan, and Rosemary Heights elementary schools to address the need for more student space due to growing enrolment. With three elementary school expansion projects now complete and construction underway on a new secondary ... Read More »

Manny Malhotra joins Canucks as development coach

Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations, Trevor Linden announced on Thursday that the club has named Manny Malhotra to the position of development coach. “We’re pleased to have Manny re-join the organization and work with our coaching staff to help develop and mentor the players,” said Linden. “Manny has a wealth of experience from nearly two decades of playing in the ... Read More »

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY: Police remind motorists to slow down

As children head back to school, the Vancouver Police are reminding motorists to slow down and pay attention. Traffic Enforcement Officers will be at Maple Grove Elementary, as well as many other schools and over the next few weeks. They will be enforcing speed limits and other dangerous driving behaviours. “School zones around the city have been mostly vacant all summer, ... Read More »

B.C. is first foreign government to issue ‘Masala’ Bond

The Province of British Columbia has successfully issued an Indian Rupee denominated bond on the London Stock Exchange, making it the first-ever foreign government to issue a bond in the Indian offshore market and strengthening increasingly important trade and investment ties with India, Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced. A bond that raises Indian Rupee (INR) funds from global investors ... Read More »

Meet your city councillor Tom Gill

  By Surbhi Gogia Be the change you wish to see in the world. The famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi suits no one better than Surrey City Councillor, Tom Gill. The City of Surrey is home to one of the largest South Asian communities in Canada that has worked exceptionally hard to earn a unique financial and cultural identity in ... Read More »

For a liveable, sustainable Surrey

Surrey’s mayor shares her vision for the city From Mayor Linda Hepner As Mayor, I am steadfastly committed to building a city for smart, sustainable growth not just for the present but also for the future. It is not an understatement when I say that Surrey is a city rich with exciting opportunities. With a diverse and vibrant population of ... Read More »

Little India called Surrey

By Vinder Sandhu Surrey is known in the world for its array of speciality shopping malls offering everything that is Indian especially Punjabi be it clothes, food, accessories or the style Surrey was a farming community back in the seventies and eighties. Many of the South Asian families residing in Vancouver had never heard or visited Surrey. It felt like ... Read More »