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Punjab Abroad- Canada

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.

Canadian province for tie-up with Pb in agriculture

Brad Wall, the premier of Canadian province Saskatchewan, on Friday evinced interest in collaboration with Punjab in the fields of agriculture, food technology, skill development, technical education, dairy and livestock management.

'Butterfly child's rare skin disease spurs charity to start social media campaign

If you’ve ever accidentally burned yourself on the stove to the point where you thought you might pass out from the pain this is  what  a 11-year-old boy deals with on a daily basis.

20-yr-old Surrey man charged with manslaughter

A 20-year-old Surrey man, identified as Sukhpreet, "Jesse" Shergill, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of a Surrey resident in June.

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways, that critics say, may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.
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