Vishal G Arora, a Canadian with roots in Punjab, has been honoured with the Long Term Service Award for his contribution towards the community on May 15. Brompton Mayor Susan Fennel conferred the award on Arora at the annual Citizen Awards Ceremony. Arora has promoted arts and culture in Brampton as the Community Outreach and Business Advisor for the Academy of Creative Arts. He was a inspiring force behind programs as Speak Out in his province, an event that was designed for the youth and by the youth and educated them about the political process and motivated them to get involved and engage with it.
National Democratic Party(NDP) incumbent Raj Chouhan held on to his seat in Burnaby-Edmonds in a close race over Liberal Jeff Kuah. First elected in 2005 and later re-elected in 2009 with over 50 per cent of the support in the riding, Chouhan has most recently been the NDP critic for Immigration, Multiculturalism and Human Rights.
Britain's Fauja Singh, believed to be the world's oldest marathoner, will be among those participating in the first ever marathon being organised by the Sikh community of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada May 19. The event is being organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Children's Foundation (GGSCF) to raise funds for children in the developing world and promote a healthy and active lifestyle, The Globe and Mail reported.
Liberal candidate Linda Reid was declared elected in Richmond East after defeating NDP candidate Gian Sihota. Gian Sihota retired after 31 years as a transit operator and CAW union representative. A strong advocate for human rights and social justice, he served on the Board of Registration for Social Workers of BC.
Canada's Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by convicted Indo-Canadian killer Raminder Bhander who claimed that his rights were violated by the police. Bhander had approached the country's top court after his appeal was rejected by a court of appeal in the Canadian province of British Columbia in November 2012, the South Asian Link reported.
An Indo-Canadian man serving a life sentence in a jail in Canada for murdering three people, including his sister, says he will educate people about honour killings if he is released from prison. A parole board in Canada has denied Daljit Singh Dulay's plea for unescorted passes from jail and day parole, the Calgary Herald reported Friday.
New charges have been laid against two of the four Indo-Canadian men accused of killing an Indo-Canadian woman in 2009 at Abbotsford in Canada's province of British Columbia. Three of the men accused of murdering Kulwinder Gill were charged April 22 with first-degree murder, while a fourth man, Sukhpal Johal, 26, of Surrey, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and accessory after the fact.
The Sikh population in the city of Abbotsford in the Canadian province of British Columbia almost doubled in the period between 2001 and 2011, show official figures. Sikhs numbered 28,235 or 16.9 per cent of the city's population compared to 16,780 in 2001, the Vancouver Desi reported citing data from the 2011 National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada.
The decision to declare Sarabjit Singh 'a martyr' by Indian authorities has not gone well with many Indo-Canadians living here. Even few of Sarabjit's Canadian supporters spearheaded campaign for his release until recently, however, they now believe that the honour given to him should have been given to his fellow villager Bhai Bhag Singh, a towering leader of the East Indian community in Vancouver.
The driver responsible for the horrific April 28 road accident in Surrey, British Columbia, that claimed five Indo-Canadian lives, has died. David Gore, 46, died in a hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the injuries he sustained during the accident, Canadian media reported.
A priest at a Hindu temple in Abbotsford here has been found guilty of three counts of sexual interference with two young women in his congregation. Karam Vir, 33, was charged in November 2010 with two counts of touching a young person for a sexual purpose, and one count of sexual assault. While delivering the verdict BC Supreme Court Justice Neill Brown remanded Vir to custody until his sentence is pronounced in August.
The impact of the crash - the result of the Dodge driver running a red light - was such that the Toyota was torn into two halves. The funeral of five members of an Indo-Canadian family who were killed in a horrific road accident April 28 in Surrey, British Columbia, will be held Friday.
A Surrey man and his twin children are left “motherless” after a horrific crash on Sunday tore his family apart, claiming lives of five of his loved ones. Jolly Sachdeva, owner of Sachdeva Sweets and Restaurant,a 7500 Scott Plaza’s, is left mourning the death of his wife, Reena, five-year-old son Aanish, three-year-old daughter Jessica, sister Neelam and 68-year-old mother Vidya.
"Chak de phatte goooaaalll Joffrey Lupul! Torrronto Maple Putayyy!" - that's how a Punjabi commentator does play-by-play on CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" to win new ice hockey fans. "Dressed in a pinstriped suit with gold cuff links, a blue-and-white tie and a matching turban," Harnarayan Singh hosts the weekly show with Punjabi analyst Bhola Chauhan, according to a New York Times report from Calgary, Alberta.
Sikhs in the city of Surrey in British Columbia are flocking to a local movie theatre to watch the Punjabi film "Sadda Haq" that ran into controversy back home.