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Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple donates $1.3 million for new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital

RICHMOND’S Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple on Wednesday demonstrated their commitment and service to community with a transformational gift of $1.3 million in support of a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital. “We thank Maharaj Ji and all of the members of the temple for being champions for the new Acute Care Tower, bringing the future of local health care one ... Read More »

Changes to employment standards will better protect children, support workers

‘Bringing back basic rights and protections that were gutted by the BC Liberals government’ NEW legislation to bolster British Columbia’s employment standards will better protect children and youth from dangerous work, and deliver improved support for workers whose rights have been violated, said the Province on Monday. “When British Columbians head out to their workplace, they need to know their safety ... Read More »

Let’s talk about Whole Grains this Vaisakhi

By: Sharon Heer For many Sikhs around the world, Vaisakhi is a celebration of the winter harvest festival and the start of a new year. During this time, many people in the community visit the Gurudwara, do Seva, and show gratitude for their blessings. Wheat is celebrated in this festival along with cereals like oats and barley, some fruits and ... Read More »

The annual Surrey Vaisakhi Parade returns April 20

THE annual Vaisakhi Parade, taking place on April 20 in Surrey will once again host a joyous and celebratory event to mark the most important time in the Sikh calendar, the celebration of the harvest and the birth of the Khalsa. This year’s celebration is deemed as one of the largest of its kind in the world and is expected to draw ... Read More »

Sikh Heritage Month in B.C.

LISA Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, said in a statement in honour of Sikh Heritage Month that British Columbia is privileged to be home to one of the largest Sikh populations outside of India and added: “Our government is proud to dedicate this month in acknowledgement of the many significant ways ... Read More »

Minister Harry Bains launches WorkSafeBC-PCU scholarship initiative

Scholarship fund aims to improve return-to-work outcomes for injured workers WorkSafeBC and the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) announced a scholarship initiative designed to encourage and support students pursuing a career in disability management.   The two-year pilot project commits up to $150,000 per year to allow a maximum of 25 students with the relevant prerequisites to ... Read More »

Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8

TRANSPORT Minister Marc Garneau on Wednesday announced that Canada will ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following new information that his department had received. The Ethiopian Airlines crash on Monday killed all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians. Garneau said: “This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any air operator, both domestic and foreign, of the Boeing 737 MAX ... Read More »

We Are All Maple

Vancouver’s filmmaker Jasleen Kaur is spreading awareness about violence and gender inequality through her documentary on Maple Batalia If you were to walk the streets of Surrey, BC, I’m sure that most people you talked to would know the name Maple Batalia. Not only was she breathtakingly gorgeous, but she was an intelligent, goal-oriented powerhouse of a 19-year-old who was ... Read More »

New B.C. Graduation Program and Grades 11 and 12 curriculumhelping all students succeed

By Rob Fleming Minister of Education   British Columbian students are graduating into a rapidly changing world. From the careers they choose to pursue, to the number of different jobs they’ll hold over the course of their lifetime, their ability to adapt and thrive will ultimately prove key to their success. We’re making important changes to B.C.’s K-12 education system ... Read More »