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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 »

B.C. Green Party announces negotiating team

THE B.C. Green Party on Tuesday announced the team that will lead its discussions surrounding the terms of support for a potential minority B.C. NDP or B.C. Liberal government. The negotiating team will include: * Andrew Weaver, Leader, B.C. Green Party and chief negotiator * Sonia Furstenau, Deputy Leader, B.C. Green Party * Liz Lilly, Chief of Staff, B.C. Green ... Read More »

Jasdeep Singh Klair, 24, shot dead in Richmond in targeted hit was known to police

JASDEEP Singh Klair, 24, who was shot dead on Sunday (May 14) in a targeted hit, was known to police. At about 2:25 p.m., Richmond RCMP responded to a motor vehicle incident at Granville Avenue and Ledway Road.  The occupant of the vehicle was unresponsive and first responders quickly determined him to be the victim of homicide. The Integrated Homicide Investigation ... Read More »

Alarming declines in performance for some B.C. secondary schools: Fraser Institute

A greater number of secondary schools in British Columbia have experienced declines in performance than have improved over the past four years, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual B.C. secondary schools rankings released on Saturday. “Our annual report card reveals how schools perform year over year, so parents can quickly see if there are problems that must be corrected,” said ... Read More »