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Punjab Abroad- Canada

Surrey Sikh community to make Christmas brighter for the city’s Iraqi refugees

For the past few Christmases, Surrey’s Iraqi Christian community consists of more than 1,000 refugee families who’ve escaped persecution in Iraq and Syria — have celebrated by exchanging Dollar Store gifts and sharing a McDonald’s meal.

Indo Canadian comedy Dr. Cabbie making its way to the small screen

This year’s Indo Canadian box-office hit comedy Dr. Cabbie is making its way to the small screen. Toronto-based Entertainment One, alongside Dr. Cabbie producers First Take Entertainment, announced on Friday it’s working on a television adaptation based on the popular film co-produced by Bollywood’s Salman Khan.

Amrik Virk switched out of advanced education portfolio

Premier Christy Clark shuffled her embattled minister of advanced education to another portfolio on Thursday amid new revelations that he was directly involved in a decision to award a second executive at Kwantlen Polytechnic University a lucrative contract that broke government rules.

Sikhs ‘across Canada’ to jump Trudeau ship

A large group of Sikhs in B.C. who have threatened to abandon Justin Trudeau’s Liberals say their political protest is reaching Sikh communities across the country.

Surrey PICS program aims to get seniors back into workforce

Satbir Cheema, director for the Jobs Options BC: Urban Older Workers (55+) employment program, says seniors are a valuable SURREY - A program aimed at assisting seniors over the age of 55 to find employment will soon begin at the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) in Surrey.

YouTube stars like Lilly Singh a new breed of celebrity in Toronto

When Lilly Singh arrived on the set of the Kunal Nayyar movie “Dr. Cabbie” earlier this year, she faced a bit of a learning curve.The 26-year-old already had millions of fans and was regularly mobbed by teenage girls at the mall. But the Markham, Ont.-based star wasn’t a famous actress or pop singer — she was a YouTuber.

Surrey MP delivers her annual pro-Christmas message in the House of Commons

Surrey MP Nina Grewal has made her annual statement in the House of Commons to call political correctness a Grinch.

Sikh Vancouver South Liberal candidate Harjit Singh Sajjan says his goal is to serve Canada

Harjit Singh Sajjan stopped keeping track of the number of near-death experiences during the first of three tours of Afghanistan between 2006 and 2011.

Surrey MP Jasbir Sandhu says city ignored in Tory budget

"As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada and the fastest-growing city in metropolitan Vancouver, there is a clear need for infrastructure funding to support this growth," Surrey New Democrat MP Jasbir Sandhu said. He expressed his displeasure over the fact that  Surrey is getting short shrift from the federal government in the 2014 budget.

Cocaine smuggling: Convicted Sikh trucker fails to appear before court

A Toronto-area trucker convicted of attempting to smuggle 69 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside bins of oranges while entering Canada from across the Ambassador Bridge failed to show up for his sentence hearing on Friday. Justice Bruce Thomas issued a warrant for the arrest of 44-year-old Maple resident Baldev Singh.

Miscarriage of justice brings stay for convicted rapist who was deported to India

A man who was found guilty nine years ago in the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman with medical problems has had his charges stayed on appeal.

Hungry Vancouver man learns values of Sikhism after turning to Reddit for help

When Vancouver’s Tommy Castelli — a recovering heroin addict who’s been clean for eight months and suffers from liver disease — ran out of money waiting for his December disability cheque to arrive, he turned to social media in a desperate search for a “free bite to eat.”

Sikh Windsor family lives in fear of unknown tormentors after attempted firebombings

A family living in east-end family is in fear following weeks of torment from strangers who appeared at their front door demanding for money and tried to fire bomb their home.

Vancouver Publisher acts to preserve historical legacy of South Asian and Sikh pioneers in Canada

A Vancouver-based publisher is doing what he can to acknowledge and preserve the accomplishments of Canada's South Asian and Sikh pioneers.

67-year-old Surrey man charged for murdering wife

A Surrey man has been charged with murder after his 64-year-old wife was found dead at their Newton home on Sunday afternoon.
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