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Rasode Makes It Official!

Rasode Makes It Official!

Although she had announced that she was seeking the Surrey mayor’s chair in the upcoming civic election, councillor Barinder Rasode made it official last Saturday with an announcement at Surrey’s SFU campus where she was introduced by staunch Conservative senator Gerry St. Germain, who hosts a barbecue every year for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She’s [...]

September 27th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Shere Punjab Radio Folds Under CRTC Pressure But Radio India Vows To Fight On

Shere Punjab Radio Folds Under CRTC Pressure But Radio India Vows To Fight On

SURREY – The LINK reported recently on how the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) was being pressured by existing CRTC licensed stations RJ1200 and RedFM to close down so-called rogue Punjabi radio stations originating from the US.
There has been a surprise revelation this week that Shere Punjab, one of  the three Punjabi stations with signals originating [...]

September 27th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Dhahan Literary Prize Winners!

Dhahan Literary Prize Winners!

The Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature  winners were unveiled this week with Avtar Singh Billing winning the $25,000 first prize for his novel, Khali Khoohaan di Katha (The Story of Empty Wells). Two runner-up prizes of $5,000 were awarded to Ik Raat da Samunder (Short stories) by Jasbir Bhullar (Gurmukhi script) and Kbooter, Bnairy te [...]

September 27th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Man Gunned Down In Surrey Last Week Identified As Indo-Canadian With No Criminal Record

Man Gunned Down In Surrey Last Week Identified As Indo-Canadian With No Criminal Record

The victim has been identified as 29 year old Birinder Khangura, who was gunned down in the early hours of last Friday morning, at approximately 12:15am.
SURREY – A man shot and killed in Surrey last weekend has been identified as an Indo-Canadian with no prior criminal record.
The victim has been identified as 29 year [...]

September 24th, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Crime, Lead Story, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

CRTC Pressured To Close Down Pirate Punjabi Stations From US

CRTC Pressured To Close Down Pirate Punjabi Stations From US

“There is reason to believe that Sher-E-Punjab, Radio India and Radio Punjab may be carrying on broadcasting undertakings in whole or in part in Canada without licences in contravention of the Broadcasting Act,” writes the CRTC in a notice of hearing.
By R. Paul Dhillon
With News Files
SURREY – After the recent heated radio application process in [...]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story, News | Read More »

TEACHERS’ STRIKE!

TEACHERS’ STRIKE!

Why Should We Suffer?
Members of the  Indo-Canadian community held another rally last Saturday under their “Walk For Half Million BC Kids’ Education” at Surrey’s Holland Park to seek an end to the ongoing teachers strike. Who’s to blame in this stalemate? Many feel the government but most parents just want their children in classrooms, learning [...]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story, News | Read More »

Doug’s Team!

Doug’s Team!

Surrey mayoral candidate Doug McCallum held a press conference on Tuesday to introduce his council team and his agenda for Surrey which is heavy on crime safety! His team includes Surrey Now editor Beau Simpson and two Indo-Canadians – Rina Gill and Justin Thind – as well as Laurie Guerra!

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story, News | Read More »

There Will Be No Discounts On Tickets Like TOIFA So Buy Early, Say SLAM Promoters

There Will Be No Discounts On Tickets Like TOIFA So Buy Early, Say SLAM Promoters

SLAM TO ROCK VANCOUVER ON SEPTEMBER 27!

“We will not in any circumstances discount the tickets as we are putting on an actual show for the crowd and not an Awards show which TOIFA was,” said DBR Entertainment spokesperson Rana Atwal at a media luncheon last Saturday at the SLAM co-promoters Gagan and Mona Matta’s Verka [...]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in Bollywood, Breaking News, Entertainment, International, Lead Story, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Sikh Sangat Wants To Know What Ross Street Gurdwara Management Is Doing After Giving Khalsa Diwan Society Name To Private Gurdwara

Sikh Sangat Wants To Know What Ross Street Gurdwara Management Is Doing After Giving Khalsa Diwan Society Name To Private Gurdwara

“This is not a small thing.  If it wasn’t for the discovery of this document they would still be denying it.  If they hold the name of the Khalsa Diwan Society in high regard and respect as does the rest of the community then they need to apologize and suspend all those individuals that supported [...]

September 12th, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, International, Lead Story, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

“I Want To Go To School!”

“I Want To Go To School!”

An Indo-Canadian community group held a walk on Wednesday called “Walk For Half Million BC Kids’ Education” at Surrey’s Holland Park to seek quick end to the ongoing teachers strike. This young girl is aptly expressing the thoughts of many BC kids who remain home after summer has come to an end. See story on [...]

September 7th, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story, News | Read More »