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REPORT TO THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012
The journey to having a Diversity Service began in 1996 with the development of a Multicultural Health Committee which included representation from staff and the community. Then in 2005, Surrey Memorial Hospital hired a Manager for Diversity Services to develop a comprehensive diversity program for the [...]
Urvashi Butalia – Director and Co-founder of Kali for Women
Can you tell us about your roles as a writer and publisher?
I seem to have been in publishing forever, roughly around four decades. I love the excitement of being in the presence of new ideas; new ways of articulating ideas and creating knowledge; and I love [...]
Decoding what you consume and purchase to achieve a healthy, well-balanced diet and conscious food choices
In this modern era, we are often inundated with words like organics, raw food, pesticides, Ocean Wise program, sustainable seafood, fair trade and organically raised/free-range meats – but what does it all really mean? How does an individual decode what [...]
How to decide who will handle your home renovation
Maybe it’s the leaky pipe in your basement desperate to be fixed or the blue bathtub and matching tiles just screaming for an update. It may be a kitchen transformation, an office addition or a dining room redo. Whether it’s a baby on the way in need [...]
In our final instalment with Chef Abhishek Roy, we are featuring two dishes that are light, incredibly flavourful and evoke tastes and images of summer. Known for his home-style cooking, Roy’s tantalizing cuisine continues to create a buzz among foodies in the Lower Mainland. His restaurant Atithi (“honoured guest”) showcases one-of-a-kind authentic Indian cuisine, which [...]
A wine, dining and nature mecca surely to delight the senses
By Cassandra Anderton
As I have no perceived accent, Canadians are always surprised to hear I am a Kiwi, having been New Zealand born, and now a dual citizen of both New Zealand and Canada. Our treks home largely center around Hawkes Bay, a region on [...]
By Glen Konorowski
It is not often you get to ride “just a motorcycle” according to an individual from GP Cycles, the company that made this test possible on short notice. I have to agree, the Bonneville SE is one of the great basic motorcycles in the Triumph line. Its simplicity is what makes it so [...]
I love interesting cars, and one that has had my eye for a while is the Smart Car. My interest in these cars goes back to its introduction in 2004 when the first cars arrived from Europe.
Today’s cars may not look that much different from the original models but I can assure you much has [...]
By Glen Konorowski
The FIAT 500 is one of the few cars I have tested that I would really consider buying for my self. For me the 500 is just right, as it is great on gas, comfortable to drive and handles extremely well.
The new FIAT starts at just $13,500 and moves up to $24,000 for [...]
When you’re behind the wheel, a split second can be a dangerous one
The scene is a familiar one – you’re driving down the street, your favourite song is blasting on the radio, you turn to take a sip of the bottle of water sitting beside you when the ever-anticipated ping of your cell phone alerts [...]