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Earthquake Hits South Coast

Earthquake Hits South Coast

VANCOUVER – Boxing Day delivered something else besides more presents; an earthquake. A mild earthquake rattled parts of British Columbia’s south coast late Wednesday night. Natural Resources Canada says the 3.3 magnitude shaker occurred at 10:36 p.m. Pacific time on Boxing Day evening. It was centred 13 kilometres east of Sidney, B.C., northeast of Victoria. […]

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Downtown Eastside Transforms Into Trendy, Upscale Spot

Downtown Eastside Transforms Into Trendy, Upscale Spot

VANCOUVER – The transformation of the notorious Downtown Eastside has left some people scratching their heads. Herb Varley measures the transformation of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by the trendy cafes, upscale grocery stores and high-priced salons that are quickly creeping from the city’s maze of glass condo buildings toward the notorious intersection of Main and Hastings. […]

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Train Hits Maintenance Men; 2 In Critical Condition

Train Hits Maintenance Men; 2 In Critical Condition

EDMONTON- 3 men were hit by a train whilst clearing snow from tracks in an Edmonton railyard. Two men are in critical condition and another is in hospital with undisclosed injuries after they were hit by a train while clearing snow from a set of tracks in a railyard east of Edmonton. Fire Rescue says […]

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Gunman Sets A Fire Trap & Kills Firefighters

Gunman Sets A Fire Trap & Kills Firefighters

NEW YORK- A New York man, who shot dead two firefighters and injured as many, had spent 18 years in prison for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer. William Spengler, 62, burnt down a house and car in Webster on Monday and as firefighters reached the scene to put out the blaze, Spengler […]

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Are South Asians In The Lime Light Or Sidelines?

Are South Asians In The Lime Light Or Sidelines?

I can’t help but ponder when it comes to politics…are South Asians just standing pretty on the sidelines? With respect to the  Moe Gill and BC Liberal fiasco the bottom line here is Gill should have been an opportunity to a fair nomination process -something he has been working at for some time. Don’t get […]

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India To Publicly Name & Shame Rapists, Victim Flown Overseas

India To Publicly Name & Shame Rapists, Victim Flown Overseas

NEW DELHI-  A last-ditch battle has been mounted to save Nirbhaya. Late on Wednesday night, the rape victim was flown in a special air ambulance to Singapore where she will be taken to the Mount Elizabeth hospital, a top-notch critical care medical centre. Meanwhile  the government said on Thursday that it will post the photos, […]

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Sikh Youth Slate Returns To Term January 1; Gurdwara Elections

Sikh Youth Slate Returns To Term January 1; Gurdwara Elections

Sikh Youth Slate beats out Chhina Slate in the Surrey-Delta Gurdwara Election. The Sikh Youth Slate won by a huge margin of almost 6000 votes. Now, the Sikh Youth Slate are returning for another term as Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara’s executive committee after this landslide victory. The 18-member Sikh Youth Slate – with three returning […]

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Man’s Body Found On Boxing Day

Man’s Body Found On Boxing Day

NEW WESTMINSTER- Police in New Westminster are investigating a possible homicide, after a man’s body was found in a basement suite Thursday morning. Police said the upstairs neighbour called 911 and reported hearing multiple loud shots at approximately 6:17 a.m. PT. Police blocked off the road outside the home where the body was found, in […]

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Major Storm Shatters Eastern & Central Canada

Major Storm Shatters Eastern & Central Canada

CANADA- A powerful  storm that begun in the US has made its way over to Canada, leading to delays in flights and much more. Environment Canada had winter storm warnings posted for portions of eastern Ontario and southern Quebec along the St. Lawrence River. Warnings that had been in place for areas stretching from Picton […]

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Murder Suspect Flees To Canada

Murder Suspect Flees To Canada

TORONTO- Devesh, the prime suspect in the murder of his stepmother and stepsisters, has allegedly fled to Canada dealing a blow to the investigations into the case. Senior superintendent of police Amrit Raj told The Telegraph: “Devesh has fled abroad to Toronto, Canada. The police team we sent to New Delhi was trying to locate […]

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