He came, he wowed, and he went. Justin Trudeau, according to the polls a good shot to become Canada’s next prime minister, visited Vancouver’s mean streets on Wednesday to serve up a free meal to the city’s downtrodden.
Ashish Bagai will lead Canada at the 2014 cricket world cup qualifier next month in New Zealand. Bagai, Harvir Baidwan and Khurram Chohan all played in the 2011 world cup when Canada went 1-5 with the lone win coming over Kenya.
April will be observed as the Sikh heritage month every year in the Canadian province of Ontario. A bill brought by Brampton New Democrat member of provincial Parliament Jagmeet Singh to have April recognised as the Sikh heritage month was approved on Tuesday in the legislative assembly of Ontario, the Brampton Guardian reported on Thursday.
Abbotsford Police are asking for help locating a 26-year-old priest who’s been visiting Abbotsford. Hardeep Singh, from India, has been working at the South Fraser Way temple as a visiting priest since Aug 5.
The police are investigating a possible hate crime at the Coal Harbour Komagata Maru memorial.
The Ghadar centenary proclamation recently issued by Burnaby City Council was installed at the heritage gurdwara museum in Abbotsford on Sunday afternoon. Burnaby City councillor Sav Dhaliwal handed over the proclamation to gurdwara president Mohinder Singh Gill amid victory slogans raised by the Sikh congregation.
The memoir of a prominent Sikh World War II veteran who fought against racism in the Newton Legion was released in Surrey Saturday afternoon. Authored by Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, "A Soldier Remembers" is a memoir of 93-year-old former lt colonel Pritam Singh Jauhal.
The wife of a Surrey man who choked and suffered serious injuries during a food-eating contest at a 2012 Diwali event is suing the organizers for damages. In November 2012, Samaljit Aulakh suffered a severe brain injury after he participated in the contest organized by ethnic radio station RedFM, according to the lawsuit filed on his behalf by his wife, Kamaljeet Aulakh.
A shadow has been cast over the fourth annual Kabaddi World Cup set to kick off in Punjab on Saturday, as the ancient Indian sport has once again been tainted by drugs. At the top levels of international kabaddi in recent years, as prize money has grown bigger and bigger — this year’s top prize, sponsored by the Punjab government, is worth $300,000 — the game has become rife with doping scandals.
A lawyer for Kanishka-bomb maker Inderjit Singh Reyat says his client is remorseful about the bombing of the Air India jet in June 1985 and didn't gain anything for lying during testimony against his co-accused.
A British Columbia Supreme Court justice has ordered members of a Victoria gurdwara to elect a new executive, invalidating a March vote in part because of concerns about possible late voter registrations.
Vij's Railway Express, a mobile restaurant run by Vij's and Rangoli owners Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru Dhalwala, won the People's Choice Award in the 12th annual restaurant rating.
A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of sexual assault and sexual interference stemming from an incident involving a 13-year-old Abbotsford girl.
Vancouver businesses and entrepreneurs are giving the spirit of Diwali a "modern twist" this year. For the first time, the B.C. chapter of the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC), a not-for-profit trade association linking Canada and India, will be bringing its Grand Diwali Gala - which has taken place in Toronto for the past 11 years - to Vancouver.
The family of Joginder Mander, South Asian man, who is missing since Monday, is desperately pleading for information on his mysterious disappearance. He was last seen by his daughters leaving their Surrey home near 93 Ave and 164 St around 2:30 am. He left his wallet and cellphone behind.