September, 2017
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New hotel in Surrey creates 100s of jobs; hiring fair on September 19

Surrey’s newest landmark Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection and accompanying restaurant, Dominion Bar + Kitchen, will be hosting a hiring fair on September 19, looking to fill 165 new positions ahead of its opening in November 2017. The boutique 144-room hotel, and accompanying restaurant, are located at the heart of Surrey’s new City Centre, just a 30-minute SkyTrain ride from downtown ... Read More »

Hindi Lok Mahotsav comes to Surrey

In order to promote and preserve the cultural heritage of India, the Hindi Literary Society of Canada, BC is organizing one of its kind Hindi Lok Mahotsav that will feature folk songs and folk dances from various parts of India followed by dinner and dance on September 15th, Friday, at 6:30 OM, Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, Surrey.  It is your chance ... Read More »

Vancouver Fashion Week to kick off on September 18

The fashion extravaganza will show case international designers from around the world Vancouver is fast getting noticed on the world map and so is the fashion scene of the city. One of the major events that has made it possible is the Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW). As VFW enters its 17th year and 30th season, the runway event is one of the fastest growing fashion ... Read More »

Brave enough to fly

Survivors and Special Needs Women Selected to Model for Colorado’s Serenity Project Fashion Show Fifteen women from across the state of Colorado in US were selected to model for The Serenity Project Fashion Show held in Denver, Colorado, in June. These women have endured through experiences of abuse, foster care, special needs, body dysmorphia and many other severe traumas in ... Read More »

Shots fired at residence in Clayton area of Surrey

Surrey RCMP is investigating a delayed report of damage to a residence caused by gunfire in the Clayton area of Surrey. On August 5th, Surrey RCMP received a report of damage to a home in the 6800 block of 196th Street that had occurred the previous day and was consistent with gun shots.  At scene, police observed three residences had been struck ... Read More »

IHIT confirms Friday’s homicide victim in Abbotsford was South Asian: Jaspreet Sidhu

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) on Sunday confirmed that Friday’s homicide victim in Abbotsford was South Asian: Jaspreet Sidhu, 18, of Abbotsford. IHIT said that Sidhu was known to police and affiliated with gang activity.  It is still early in the investigation, but the shooting appears to be targeted.  Moreover, the evidence recovered does not link Sidhu’s murder to the shooting that ... Read More »

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 »