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The Global Peace Alliance, Surrey Society (GPA) is pleased to announce its 2018 ‘Give Peace a Chance’ Surrey Festival. It is the third in an annual series of GPA peace festivals in Surrey. This year’s event is specially designed to celebrate diversity among people living in British Columbia and beyond, dispelling misconceptions and intolerances across their cultural divides. For this, ... Read More »

Permanent and temporary residents could be removed from Canada thanks to stiffer impaired driving, cannabis-related penalties

IMMIGRATION, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is warning everybody about the strict legal framework under which Canada has made cannabis legally available to adults. Canada has also imposed tough new penalties on those who commit cannabis-related crimes, and in December 2018, those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis. These penalties will have significant impacts on Canadians and ... Read More »

Indo-Canadians pledge $7 million to build hostels for poor children in India

Toronto (IANS): Indo-Canadian expatriates have donated more than $7 million dollars to a Toronto-based non-profit organisation which builds and runs education hostels in rural India. The non-profit AIM for SEWA (Canada) builds hostels in far-flung, rural areas of India to educate children from poor families. At this year’s annual gala dinner here attended by former Miss India Pooja Batra, many Indo-Canadians ... Read More »

Khalsa Childcare Centre: Promoting excellence in childcare

By Surbhi Gogia Goging to a childcare or a pre-school is usually your child’s first exposure to the outside world. The separation from loved ones, own home and small routines is what makes both the parents and the child nervous and anxious about the whole process. Parents are worried about how well physical and emotional needs of their little one ... Read More »

More than just a Survivor – I’m a Thriver!

  By Kamal Dhillon  The horrors I wrote about in Black and Blue Sari took place when I was just eighteen, after my “grand wedding”. It was an occasion for which people from around the world flew to Vancouver.  Reflecting on those years of brutality, I realize that if I hadn’t broken the silence of this family’s secret, it would ... Read More »

Manbir Singh Grewal of Coquitlam, brother of slain gangster Gavinder Grewal, shot dead in Abbotsford

POLICE sources have confirmed what The VOICE was told on Thursday night by an anonymous source that the person shot dead in Abbotsford is Manbir Singh Grewal of Coquitlam, brother of slain gangster Gavinder Grewal, who was found dead in his North Vancouver apartment with injuries consistent with homicide on December 23, 2017. This is the 14th South Asian to be murdered this ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplace

WORKSAFEBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17. “Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use,” said Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality for WorkSafeBC. “We’re ... Read More »

Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes win 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships

SURREY BC Tigers Hurricanes defeated Ontario’s Caledon SC 7:3 in the Gold Medal Final to win the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Saskatoon Revolution won the Bronze Medal match 7-6 on kicks after a 1:1 draw with Holy Cross FC. BC’s Nick Soolsma was named Most Valuable Player of the Challenge Trophy Finals as well ... Read More »