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Premier Horgan sets out his priorities for a better B.C.; priorities for Harry Bains and Jinny Sims

PREMIER John Horgan has set out his priorities for a better B.C. in mandate letters to each of his cabinet ministers. These letters were released publicly on Monday. “Under the Liberal government, families were ignored and left behind. Our priority is helping people and finding solutions to the problems they face,” said Horgan. “I expect my ministers to work hard every ... Read More »

Premier John Horgan announces his Cabinet

Harry Bains, Jinny Sims and Bruce Ralston from Surrey in Cabinet PREMIER John Horgan announced his new cabinet on Tuesday “to build a better B.C. and get results for people.” “Our government will offer families relief from high costs and fees, strengthen services like health care and education, and create good jobs and economic opportunity across B.C.,” said Horgan. “We ... Read More »

O Canada! Our home and native land

They came here with lots of dreams and Canada helped them full fill their aspirations. These are the South Asian community stalwarts who made Canada their home and in return they made a difference in their community with their work and services. As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, Desi Today asked some of them what does Canada mean to them. ... Read More »

Prime Minister Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Modi have discussions on phone

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday had a discussion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the phone. They “welcomed the valuable people-to-people ties which connect their countries, as well as the strong and growing commercial links in sectors such as agriculture, education and clean tech,” according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office. It stated: “The prime ministers ... Read More »

Kabaddi takes off in a spectacular manner in Surrey schools

KABADDI has really taken off in Enver Creek Secondary, Tamanawis Secondary, L.A. Matheson Secondary and Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey. And it’s all set to spread its excitement to other schools in Surrey after a highly popular and robust season that saw hundreds of students and parents turning up at each game. In most of the schools involved, there are ... Read More »

Hundreds pay their last respects to VOICE photographer Chandra Bodalia

HUNDREDS of people from all walks of life attended Wednesday’s funeral service at Delta’s Riverside Funeral Home to pay their last respects to VOICE photographer Chandra Bodalia, who passed away at the age of 68 after a long, brave fight against throat cancer. MP Randeep Sarai eulogized Bodalia and read a message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Former prime ministers ... Read More »

B.C. Greens will support a new BC New Democrat government

VICTORIA –B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver and B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan announced they have reached an historic agreement making a New Democrat government one step closer, with the support of the three B.C. Green MLAs. “We can have a stable minority government for four years with the support of B.C. Green MLAs on confidence and supply matters,” said ... Read More »

Photographer Chandra Bodalia passes away

VOICE’S famous photographer CHANDRA BODALIA has passed away after a long, brave fight against throat cancer. Chandra was a legend in his own lifetime. He was by far the most well-known photojournalist in the community, indeed, more well-known than any other media personality – with even former prime ministers Jean Chretien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper knowing him personally. His ... Read More »