September, 2019
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Big Changes for ICBC

By Cedric Hughes Despite the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries macro-trending in the right direction—downward,despite significant advances in injury treatment and post-accident therapies, despite sturdier, more crashworthy vehicles,most drivers will have noticed that the macro-trend for their car insurance premiums has gone the opposite direction. And yet, says the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), not upwards enough to ... Read More »

Prabhnoor Grewal: The skating star

By Surbhi Gogia Prabhhnoor Kaur Grewal, a Grade 6 student of Khalsa School Surrey (Old Yale Road Campus), has recently achieved a rare milestone by winning a silver medal in the BC long track speed skating championship (under 12 years) event in Fort St. John. A rare achievement by an Indo-Canadian kids, since there are not many from who pursue speed ... Read More »

Rochelle Prasad: Working to empower generation Next

By Desi Today News Desk Rochelle Prasad has been volunteering and taking action for a better world since a young age. She was recognized for her global voluntarism efforts in Ecuador and Kenya, with the 2017 Soroptimist International Women’s award, and the 2018 Canada 150 awards in Leadership. Rochelle has co-founded two organizations: the Surrey Youth Safety Council, and Surrey ... Read More »

Families invited to an art scavenger hunt at Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey, BC – Families are invited to join an art scavenger hunt drop-in event titled “Art on the Loose” at Surrey Art Gallery on February 9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome—children must be with an adult.  Given a list of clues, participants will have to use their senses and detective skills to complete the ... Read More »

Grand Opening of Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara after restoration, renovation

VANCOUVER’S Khalsa Diwan Society on Sunday held the Grand Opening of its Ross Street Gurdwara following restoration after fire damage as well as renovation and building extension work at Ross Street Gurdwara. The Society’s President Malkiat Singh Dhami, former president Jarnail Singh Bhandal and other office-bearers welcomed devotees as well as a host of dignitaries that included Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan ... Read More »

Surrey gets new urgent primary care centre

SURREY residents now have improved same-day access to urgent primary care with the opening of the new Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre at 9639 137A Street. This is the fourth centre of its kind to be operating now in British Columbia under the government’s strategy to transform primary care. “The Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre will connect patients with ongoing ... Read More »

B.C.’s Peter Dhillon inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto (IANS): Peter Dhillon, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray – ... Read More »

Talking to Your Child about Cannabis: Parents are Educators too!

By Kira London-Nadeau Cannabis prohibition has caused harm to several Canadians in many ways. One of its most adverse effects on young people specifically has been the limitations of their drug education. This means children, teenagers, and older youth have not received adequate tools to make sound decisions about cannabis use. Luckily, the legalization of nonmedical cannabis gives us an ... Read More »


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 »