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Star power-lifter Sumeet Sharma honoured by Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara for inspiring youth

By Surbhi Gogia CHAMPION powerlifter Sumeet Sharma was recently honoured by Khalsa Diwan Society’s Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver for being an inspirational role model for youth in schools across the Lower Mainland. We have all heard inspiring weight loss stories due to simple lifestyle changes. But story of a lifestyle change that led to making of an international sports star, ... Read More »

Vir in Vancouver: Get ready for a laughter cum love riot

India’s and now the world’s much-loved stand up comedian Vir Das is coming to Vancouver with his show #Loved this week. Vir will be performing as part of Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival on Feburary 19 and 20 at Rio Theatre.  JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, February 2020 is delivering 12-hilarious-days of your favourite stand-up, podcast, improv and ... Read More »

Canada Line continues to break records

NEW figures show that after 10 years in service, ridership on the Canada Line is still breaking records.  The Canada Line had more than 50 million annual boardings for the first time in its history last year, representing a 30-per-cent increase in ridership since 2010. Originally projected to reach 120,000 daily boardings by 2025 – the Canada Line has continued to ... Read More »

AAP sweeps Delhi polls with 62 seats, BJP falls way behind

The Aam Aadmi Party swept the Delhi Assembly polls with 62 seats, five less than in 2015, as per the final results announced by the Election Commission on Tuesday night. The opposition BJP got eight seats — up from three in 2015, while the Congress remained at zero. The victory of the AAP ensured a hat-trick for its national convener ... Read More »

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade set for April 25

THE 21st annual Surrey Vaisakhi Day Parade, a celebration of the birth of the Sikh faith, will take place on Saturday, April 25. The event, which draws in excess of 500,000 guests to take in the colourful and entertaining procession and to experience the spectacular food provided free of charge by members of the community, will take place from 9 a.m. until ... Read More »

Oscars 2020: South Korean film ‘Parasite’ beats Hollywood biggies

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korean film “Parasite” beat Hollywood biggies like “Joker”, “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” to win the best picture Oscar on Sunday night that was given a musical touch by artistes such as Elton John and Eminem. “Parasite” is the first non-English to win the top honour. On Sunday night, the 92nd Academy ... Read More »

Surrey Mayor says it’s ‘time to move on’ after court orders City to stop fining Uber drivers

SURREY Mayor Doug McCallum on Friday reacted to a B.C. Supreme Court order to the City to stop issuing bylaw fines to Uber drivers operating within its boundaries by stating: “Time to move on.” He added: “We will work with TransLink on the Mayors’ Council’s motion on a Regional Business Licence to ensure a level playing field between ride-hailing and taxis.” ... Read More »

Two new cases of coronavirus in B.C.

“We want to reassure people that the risk of spread of this virus within British Columbia remains low at this time” HEALTH Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer on Thursday announced two new cases of novel coronavirus in B.C. The people affected are in the same household and have been in close contact with the previously ... Read More »

Canada charters plane to get back citizens from Wuhan, China

THE federal government has chartered a plane that is flying to Wuhan, China, to get ack Canadian from the epicenter of Coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday convened the Incident Response Group to discuss the Government of Canada’s response to the novel coronavirus, including next steps to assist Canadians who have requested help in departing from Wuhan, China, health measures, ... Read More »

Major step forward for Surrey Langley SkyTrain

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project has taken a significant step forward today with the endorsement of the new rapid transit’s line business case by the Mayors’ Council. The City of Surrey has been growing at a tremendous pace, yet there has been no expansion of rapid transit since 1994. This new SkyTrain extension will bring SkyTrain’s fast, frequent, reliable, and convenient ... Read More »