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Komagata Maru Way street signs officially unveiled

Surrey, BC –On July 8th, Surrey City Council approved the commemorative naming of a Surrey street to remember the victims of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. The installation of the commemorative street signs that say Komagata Maru Way on 75A Avenue between 120 Street and 121A Street have been installed and officially unveiled today by Mayor Doug McCallum. “Today, Council put into ... Read More »

Canada announces new initiative to support LGBTQ2 refugees

Canada is introducing the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, which will support more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ2 refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution. Starting in 2020, the new initiative builds on the success of the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Pilot, by increasing the number of privately sponsored refugees from 15 to 50 per year. This unique partnership is in addition ... Read More »

Photo of the day

Amritsar: Actor Govinda, his wife Sunita Ahuja and children Tina Ahuja and Yashvardhan Ahuja pay obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, on May 29, 2019. (Photo: IANS) Read More »

It’s a boy! Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal baby has arrived

PRINCE Harry announced on Monday that his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gave birth early morning to a baby boy who weighs 7 pounds 3 ounces. He will be named later. The infant will be seventh in line to the British throne. Harry said he was present for the birth and called it an amazing experience. The couple’s official Instagram account announced: ... Read More »

Tax filing deadline is tomorrow!

Vancouver, British Columbia, April 29, 2019… Individual income tax and benefit returns for 2018 are due at 11:59PM on April 30, 2019. If you are self-employed and have a balance owing, you must also file by the deadline to avoid penalties. So far, more than 18 million Canadians have filed their returns, 90% doing so electronically.  If you haven’t filed your return ... Read More »

Chan Centre Presents Sitar Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar in Evening of Socially Conscious Music

Daughter of Late Ravi Shankar Celebrates 20-year Career with New Album that Searches for Peace Amidst Social and Political Chaos Vancouver, BC — The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular stylings of Anoushka Shankar on April 27, 2019, at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Divine sitar player, acclaimed composer, ... Read More »

What If?

During large crowds such as Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan, many different types of emergencies can occur.  But are we prepared to deal with emergencies during such events? By Dupinder Kaur Saran Vaisakhi, in Sikhism is a time of celebration through religious festivals. It marks the major events in the history of Sikhism, such as the birth of Khalsa by Guru Gobind ... Read More »

India will join Croatia and Canada to light up the sky at 2019 Honda Celebration of Light

PERFORMING for the first time in Vancouver, India and Croatia are set to take to the skies above Metro Vancouver Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 3 respectively, while fan favourite, Canada, returns Wednesday, July 31, at the Honda Celebration of Light that is the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition.  “Back for its 29th year, the Honda Celebration of Light will ... Read More »

“Duty, Honour and Izzat” released at Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara

INDUS Media Foundation on Sunday released the book “Duty, Honour and Izzat” written by Steven Purewal and co-sponsored by Khalsa Diwan Society at Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara in the presence of an audience of more than 200 people. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (far left)with veterans. Photos submitted The book is written for children in a graphic novel format so that it ... Read More »

Male shot dead in Surrey

SURREY RCMP are currently on the scene in the 13900-block of 72nd Avenue investigating the murder of a male who was shot dead. Just before midnight on Tuesday (April 9), police received multiple 911 calls reporting shots heard in the area. Police attended the area and found an injured male who died from his injuries at the scene. Surrey RCMP and ... Read More »