A woman has come forward in defence of a Hindu priest who was booked for sexual assault of two teenage girls of his congregation. While defending priest, she said the priest made a "big difference" during his tenure at an Abbotsford temple.
An Indian restaurant owner here received an email filled with racial hatred suggesting his 'people' should clear out because the Chilliwack doesn't need folks from India and Surrey to pollute this city.
The son of former Akal Takht chief Puran Singh has been charged with "sexual interference" of a youth by the Abbotsford police department.
The lawyer for a man at the centre of a miscarriage of justice in a gangrape case says he’s trying to find his client in India in order to get guidance on what to do next. Paul Briggs says new information released on Wednesday, nine years after the man was convicted of taking part in the brutal sexual assault, could exonerate his client.
A 29-year-old man of Indian origin was found dead in a car parked near an elementary school here in Surrey. The deceased has been identified as Vimal Chand and was found dead inside a vehicle.
Legislation proposed by an India-born Canadian Member of Parliament to strip dual citizens of Canadian citizenship if they are found involved in acts of war against the country’s armed forces has become the centre of a major debate in the nation. Anirudh Bhattacharyya reports.
A hectare is enough for a farmer to set up a piggery farm with all logistic support, right from animals to genetic expertise from overseas. With this offer, a Canadian firm on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its Chandigarh-based sister concern Polar Genetics India Private Limited to bring highly profitable modern pig farming to India, starting from Punjab.
Sukh Dhaliwal, a former Indian Canadian member of parliament, has resigned as a British Columbia Liberal Party candidate in the coming provincial election amid tax-evasion charges, media reports said. An emotional Dhaliwal addressed a hastily called news conference on Friday at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey.
India has asked Canada to liberalise its visa regime to achieve the goal of increasing bilateral trade to 15 billion dollars annually in the next three years.India has asked Canada to liberalise its visa regime to achieve the goal of increasing bilateral trade to 15 billion dollars annually in the next three years.
If he wins the race to replace premier Dalton McGuinty, Harinder Takhar would be the first minority to hold the top job in Ontario. The former minister and businessman says he never thinks about the prospect of smashing the race barrier. "I've been in Ontario and Canada for about 38 years," Takhar said.
Sukhminder Virk will be running as the British Columbia Liberal party candidate in Surrey-Newton. Former director of Surrey's Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara is making the leap to politics for the 2013 elections, the party announced on Friday. Virk will be formally nominated as the BC Liberal candidate for the Surrey-Newton riding in February. "We need to continue to take the province the way it is (going)," Virk told Vancouver Desi. "There is no doubt that the BC Liberals are the best hope for a strong economy in British Columbia."
Satwinder Bains doesn't want the Sikh history to disappear. "We don't record our history," the director of Abbotsford's Sikh Heritage Museum said. The museum's third historical exhibit - premiering Sunday - takes a look at the "turban challenge" Sikhs faced as they settled into Canada and the evolution of it.
The targeted shootings of two Indo-Canadian men within couple of hours have shaken the Indian community in British Columbia province, which fear the past bloody era of gang wars that claimed lives of hundreds of Indian origin men might return.
A Punjabi-origin Canadian man with a criminal record was shot dead on Sunday. The victim was identified as Surrey resident Manjot Dhillon (27).
British Columbia (BC) Supreme Court in New Westminster has granted Gursimar Singh Bedi, co-accused in Maple Batalia murder case, bail. The judge decided that Bedi should not be held in custody while he awaits trial.