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Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten

Hundreds of pairs of shoes were placed on the footsteps of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday, which served as a memorial for hundreds of women who have been murdered by domestic violence in Canada. LINK’s special correspondent-photographer Sammy Toora said it was very emotional to look at the names and shoes when walking along [...]

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Film Lovers Trek To Whistler!

Film Lovers Trek To Whistler!

Attended the Whistler Film Festival last weekend which is held in the main Whistler village amidst the beautiful surroundings of the snow capped mountains. If you can’t get to Sundance then Whistler is your best bet and for us local filmmakers – it’s literally in our back yard. I’m was there with my buddy Don [...]

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Vancouver Police Appoints Simi Heer As Director of Public Affairs

Vancouver Police Appoints Simi Heer As Director of Public Affairs

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Police Department has appointed an Indo-Canadian woman as a new member to its senior management team.
Simi Heer was welcomed by the VPD as it’s new Director of Public Affairs.
Heer is a strategic communications leader, with extensive experience in crisis communication, issues management, and corporate communications. As the Director of Public Affairs [...]

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau (far right) makes official announcement naming Viola Desmond as the first woman to grace a Canadian banknote.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau (far right) makes official announcement naming Viola Desmond as the first woman to grace a Canadian banknote.

Black Civil Rights Leader Becomes First Canadian Woman To Grace Face Of Banknote
Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.
OTTAWA – Viola Desmond, often [...]

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Indo-Canadian Woman’s Decade Long Battle To Get Sex Abuse Allegations Against Her Doctor Heard Becomes Mired In Bureaucratic Hassles

Indo-Canadian Woman’s Decade Long Battle To Get Sex Abuse Allegations Against Her Doctor Heard Becomes Mired In Bureaucratic Hassles

TORONTO – For a decade, Sveta Kohli has been embroiled in a complaints process that she says has taken a severe toll on her mental health. She said she still does not feel comfortable being alone with a male doctor or even in the elevator alone with a man.
Kohli said she couldn’t get out of [...]

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Liberals recruit top mobilization leader as new National Director

Liberals recruit top mobilization leader as new National Director

OTTAWA, ON – After an extensive four-month search, the Liberal Party of Canada has recruited leading campaign mobilization expert, Azam Ishmael, to serve as its new National Director.
“I am excited to take this important next step in the Liberal Party of Canada’s work to keep building the most open, inclusive, and engaging movement in Canadian [...]

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South Asian Doctor Charged With Brutally Killing Wife And Putting Her Body In A Suitcase

South Asian Doctor Charged With Brutally Killing Wife And Putting Her Body In A Suitcase

TORONTO – A South Asian Toronto neurosurgeon has been charged with first-degree murder after the body of a woman, his wife, was discovered near a roadway in Kleinburg last Thursday afternoon.
Last Friday night, Toronto Police identified the victim as a 40-year-old female physician Elana Fric-Shamji from Toronto. Her husband Mohammed Shamji, 40, of Toronto was [...]

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Sikh NRIs Head To Punjab To Celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th Birth Anniversary

Sikh NRIs Head To Punjab To Celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th Birth Anniversary

CHANDIGARH – Scores of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are expected to join the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh to be held in Patna and the main Sikh shrines in Punjab.
“Sikh Dharma International from the US has initiated the Raj Khalsa Yatra of 120 persons from all over the US and Canada to gurudwara [...]

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Racists In Texas Attack Muslim Man’s Restaurant Twice

Racists In Texas Attack Muslim Man’s Restaurant Twice

Asad Khan, owner of ZaZa Bar & Bites in Galveston city in Texas, said his eatery was covered in bacon and he has also received five threatening calls telling him to go back to his native Pakistan.
HOUSTON – A Pakistani restaurant in the US has been targeted for a second time in a suspected hate [...]

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Religion Has A Guiding Role In Politics

Religion Has A Guiding Role In Politics

I wanted to delve into the subject of “politics and religion”, and seeks the entry of virtuous, logical, informed, and intelligent religiosity in the political constitution serving the modern societies.
By Promod Puri
Whereas rituals, customs and traditions furnish symbolic and distinctive identity to a religion, the pathways to divinity which are paved with morals and ethics, [...]

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