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The Northern Gateway Project has been a heavily discussed issue in recent media, a topic which is very newsworthy as it affects many BC residents and also presents challenges to Canada’s economy, ecology and its relations with Indigenous Peoples. To build or not to build is the key question being constantly re-asked. Nonetheless, with so [...]
Like the Christmas season, Diwali is a time for South Asians to reflect upon their blessings, express their gratitude and give back to those who may be struggling. Individuals should focus on helping within their communities and find organizations, such as the Surrey Food Bank (SFB), which serves about 14,000 individuals and families from diverse [...]
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 [...]
What Justifies Escalating Gas Prices for BC Consumers?
Everyone feels the pain and cringes as they glance at the price of gas when they drive past a service station. Is that price for real? Did it just jump five more cents than last week? What?
Everyone hurts the same, as continuously high gas prices cause most Lower [...]
“He was the first real Ghazal singer from India. Before him there were clones. The poetry in his music was beautiful,” – Actor Anupam Kher
Jagjit Singh is often credited with breathing new life into the Ghazal, and making the Pakistani dominated art form accessible to the wider public. With songs such as “Ye Kaure [...]
From a very young age, Ranjit Kaur knew what was expected of her.
“You need to keep a good image, so people don’t point fingers.” Ranjit recalled words her mother often spoke to her.Her family immigrated to Canada from India when she was nine years old, and they settled in Burnaby. Ranjit attended Burnaby North Secondary School, [...]
Diwali is a vibrant and joyous festival; a celebration of lights that is marked in several rejoicing ways and unique traditions.
Diwali is a vibrant and joyous festival; a celebration of lights that is marked in several rejoicing ways and unique traditions. While it may boast of being the brightest and grandest of Hindu and Sikh [...]
According to Statistics Canada, there are now more than 826,000 women entrepreneurs in Canada who annually contribute in excess of $18 billion to Canada’s economy. The rate of growth of businesses run by women entrepreneurs is 60 per cent faster than those run by men, as four out of five new businesses are now started [...]
Teaching is a powerful discipline -it is about nurturing the mind and the body. Training champions is about creating champions. Our athletic idols and heroes have been created through the guidance of a gifted teacher. It is also known that once one achieves greatness he/she must always thank their great teacher for investing hours of [...]
There is a famous saying that “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” In the history of humanity, we have had many great people deliver different kinds of contributions for the betterment of society. In our community and across the world, there have been people who fought for rights and equality, [...]