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Slain Maple Ridge woman Jassi Sidhu’s mother and uncle lose final appeal against extradition to India

THE B.C. Court of Appeal this week dismissed the applications of slain Maple Ridge woman Jaswinder (Jassi) Kaur Sidhu’s mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha for a judicial review of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s September 28, 2017 order for their extradition to India to face charges in connection with the murder of Jassi Sidhu. The two were seeking a ... Read More »

Safe Surrey Coalition campaign against proposed development in Rosemary Heights

SURREY residents are up in arms about a proposed development in Rosemary Heights and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum and the Safe Surrey Coalition (SSC) candidates visited the site on Wednesday to take a firsthand look at the property (see photo). McCallum noted: “It’s a beautiful property that is heavily treed and also borders on the Nicomekl River. I kayak along there fairly ... Read More »

Surrey civic election: Candidates for mayor, council and school board

THE following have filed their nomination documents to run in the 2018 Surrey city election, seeking an elected local government position for the next four years.   Candidates for Mayor   Tom Gill (Surrey First) Pauline Greaves (Proudly Surrey) Bruce Hayne (Surrey Integrity Now) Rajesh Jayaprakash (People First Surrey) Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition) Francois Nantel (Independent) Imtiaz Popat (Progressive Sustainable ... Read More »

Doug McCallum releases Safe Surrey Coalition’s law and order plan

SAFE Surrey Coalition’s mayoral candidate Doug McCallum says that as mayor one of his highest priorities will be public safety and that he will immediately start the process for creating a new Surrey Police Department. “My goal is to find the most innovative and effective programs from around the world and implement them. All of us on the Safe Surrey Coalition commit ... Read More »

‘Namaste Canada 2018’ cultural event on Saturday (September 1)

THE Consulate General of India in Vancouver is hosting a day-long cultural event – ‘Namaste Canada 2018’ – in cooperation with more than 20 Indo-Canadian associations and cultural societies on Saturday, September 1 at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre from 2 to 8 p.m.  It’s a free event and everyone is invited. Consul General Abhilasha Joshi met with the media and ... Read More »

Great coincidence: Radhika Apte on being ‘omnipresent’ on Netflix

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte, who is being trolled for frequently featuring in the Indian projects of Netflix, doesn’t think her association with the streaming platform has been long and that the three series getting released around the same time was just a coincidence. Radhika had three releases — “Lust Stories”, “Sacred Games” and “Ghoul” — this year ... Read More »

Jaspreet Kalra: India’s own rubber boy

By Surbhi Gogia Jaspreet Singh Kalara, the 18-year-old boy from Ludhiana, Punjab, has got a body that can stretch like a rubber and is flexible beyond any human imagination. When he starts twisting and turning his body parts, it appears as if there are literally no bones inside his structure to obstruct him. Be it rotating his face 180 degree ... Read More »

 When Stroke strikes      

The South Asian community is at a higher risk of suffering with stroke. But lack of awareness makes it difficult for people to even detect when the stroke strikes. Read to know what you can do to save your loved ones By Surbhi Gogia Dr. Preet Chahal is an attending Neurologist at the Royal Columbian Hospital and is a part ... Read More »

St Louis: The gem of mid-west America

By Surbhi Gogia The city of St. Louis has always grabbed attention for its very successful baseball team of Cardinals. However, this major US port built along the western bank of the Mississippi river is home to a lot more tourist attractions and wonderful expeditions that many are unaware of. For what was supposed to be just a small family ... Read More »