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Flood-ravaged British Columbia in western Canada braces for more rain

The next storm to hit the Pacific region, expected late Monday to Wednesday, “could be the most intense since the original storm pulse hit two weeks ago,” said British Columbia Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited affected areas on Friday, after deploying the military to help with sandbagging. In picture - Canadian Forces fill sandbags to build a temporary dike behind houses on Clayburn Creek ahead of a rainfall warning in Abbotsford, British Columbia.(AP)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited affected areas on Friday, after deploying the military to help with sandbagging. In picture - Canadian Forces fill sandbags to build a temporary dike behind houses on Clayburn Creek ahead of a rainfall warning in Abbotsford, British Columbia.(AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 05:29 AM IST
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State of emergency in British Columbia; more deaths expected

  • The federal government said it is sending the air force to assist with evacuations and to support supply lines.
Vehicle holding lot on fire surrounded by flood waters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, November 17, 2021. (REUTERS)
Vehicle holding lot on fire surrounded by flood waters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, November 17, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 06:49 AM IST
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Fire breaks out on cargo ship containers off British Columbia

Sixteen crew members have been evacuated from the MV Zim Kingston, while five remained onboard to fight the fire, the Canadian Coast Guard said in a statement on Saturday.
Fire cascades down from the deck of the container ship ZIM Kingston into the waters off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.(Reuters)
Fire cascades down from the deck of the container ship ZIM Kingston into the waters off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 09:09 PM IST
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Aman Singh becomes first turbaned Sikh to be elected to British Columbia assembly

Singh, who was born in Hong Kong, came close to attaining the feat of being elected an MLA in 2017, but lost by just 134 votes to Jas Johal of the Liberal Party. The latter is also Sikh but does not wear a turban.
Aman Singh, who was born in Hong Kong, came close to attaining the feat of being elected an MLA in 2017, but lost by just 134 votes.(Photo courtesy: Aman Singh)
Aman Singh, who was born in Hong Kong, came close to attaining the feat of being elected an MLA in 2017, but lost by just 134 votes.(Photo courtesy: Aman Singh)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

Millions of beetles are wiping out forests all across the world

The bugs are thriving as climate change warms winters that would normally keep them at bay, destroying a swath of the world’s timber supplies.
A goldsmith beetle (cetonia aurata) clambers over the flowers of a Sorbaria sorbifolia bush in a garden outside Moscow.(AFP)
A goldsmith beetle (cetonia aurata) clambers over the flowers of a Sorbaria sorbifolia bush in a garden outside Moscow.(AFP)
Published on Aug 17, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Canada closes cross-border park where families reunited

The park has been one of the only options for separated friends and families to see each other. Some cross-border couples have even had their weddings there.
The park is adjacent to Peace Arch Historical State Park in Washington state.(AP)
The park is adjacent to Peace Arch Historical State Park in Washington state.(AP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 08:48 AM IST
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Surrey | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline shut after British Columbia oil spill

The pipeline crew are responding to a release at its Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, after an alarm was received early in the morning, Trans Mountain Corp said in a statement.
The estimated volume of oil spilled is not available, but the spill has been contained and cleanup is underway, the company said.(Reuters file photo)
The estimated volume of oil spilled is not available, but the spill has been contained and cleanup is underway, the company said.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2020 06:04 AM IST
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Lockdown made Delhi’s poor poorer, but led to behavioural change, say researchers

Nine out of 10 respondents reported they weren’t smoking but it hasn’t been assessed whether most of them are non-smokers or quit smoking because of the Covid-19 crisis.
In this Sunday, May 10, 2020, photo, migrants laborers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi.(AP)
In this Sunday, May 10, 2020, photo, migrants laborers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on May 16, 2020 07:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Majority of Canadians reject paying for Harry, Meghan’s security: Survey

Seventy-seven percent of people surveyed by Nanos Research, for CTV, believe the Candian taxpayer does not have to pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because they are not in Canada as representatives of the Queen.
A clear majority of Canadians feel their country does not have to pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who have settled in British Columbia.(REUTERS)
A clear majority of Canadians feel their country does not have to pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who have settled in British Columbia.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2020 11:14 AM IST
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Montreal | ByAgence France-Presse

Prabhleen case: Canadian police term it murder-suicide, end probe

Link the murder with death of 18-year-old boy, who is believed to be main suspect in the case
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByHT Correspondents, Vancouver/jalandhar

CANADA POLLS: Jagmeet’s NDP emerges weaker

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to supporters after he was re-elected in Burnaby South at an NDP election night party in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.(REUTERS)
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to supporters after he was re-elected in Burnaby South at an NDP election night party in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

Jalandhar-born Jinny Sims resigns from British Columbia cabinet

The British Columbia premier John Horgan announced the resignation of Jalandhar-born Jinny Sims, who was the minister for citizens’ services in the provincial New Democratic Party government.
Jinny Sims, who was one of two Indo-Canadian ministers in the British Columbia cabinet, said she had offered her resignation in the wake of the special prosecutor’s appointment.(Sourced)
Jinny Sims, who was one of two Indo-Canadian ministers in the British Columbia cabinet, said she had offered her resignation in the wake of the special prosecutor’s appointment.(Sourced)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Grizzly bears fight it out on highway in ‘rare’ video caught on camera

Facebook user Cari McGillivray was on a highway in British Columbia when she noticed the strange sight and captured it for posterity.
The bears growled at each other before getting on twos and pouncing on one another.(Facebook/Cari McGillivray)
The bears growled at each other before getting on twos and pouncing on one another.(Facebook/Cari McGillivray)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Teen birth control use linked to adult depression

Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life.
Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life.(Unsplash)
Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 05:03 PM IST
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Toronto | ByIndo Asian News Service

Quebec’s Secularism Act: ‘Secularism’ law forces Sikh woman teacher to relocate

Amrit Kaur, a resident of Montreal city, was at the forefront of the resistance to the secularism Act, passed by the legislature in the Francophone province in July.
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto

Indian-origin Canadians charged in US with bitcoin fraud

Bitcoin is an internet-based crypto-currency and is outside the control of any country and can be stored or exchanged online for real currency or used for transaction through companies that provide the services.
Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.(Bloomberg)
Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 23, 2019 01:21 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

Canadian woman fends off wild cougar with Metallica song

Fortunately, Gallant had her phone handy, and in the heat of the moment, she pulled out her large music library and blasted the classic track to scare it off.
In hopes of intimidating it, Gallant waved her arms and yelled at the animal as it slowly made its way towards her and Murphy.(Facebook/Dee Gallant)
In hopes of intimidating it, Gallant waved her arms and yelled at the animal as it slowly made its way towards her and Murphy.(Facebook/Dee Gallant)
Published on Aug 03, 2019 10:14 PM IST
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Ottawa | ByIndo Asian News Service

Music boosts academic performance of schoolkids

The study found that predictive relationship between music education and academic achievement were more pronounced for those who took instrumental music rather than vocal music.
The findings suggest skills learned in instrumental music transfer very broadly to the students’ learning in school.(Unsplash)
The findings suggest skills learned in instrumental music transfer very broadly to the students’ learning in school.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 07:55 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Toronto

‘I’m not coming back’: Canadian fugitive’s Facebook message to news channel leads police to his doorstep

A fugitive on Canada’s most wanted list ended up leading police to his doorstep after announcing where he was living in a defiant Facebook message to a television station publicizing his case.
When he spotted his photo on the website of television station CFJC Today in Kamloops, he sent a Facebook message to taunt the news show’s producers -- and said he was in the capital of neighboring Alberta province.(Reuters file photo)
When he spotted his photo on the website of television station CFJC Today in Kamloops, he sent a Facebook message to taunt the news show’s producers -- and said he was in the capital of neighboring Alberta province.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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Ottawa | ByAgence France-Presse

Canada tweaked terror report after pressure from Sikh groups

Prime Minister Trudeau attended a nagar kirtan in Vancouver less than 24 hours after the decision to remove all references to Khalistani extremism from the report that was made and the changes were in place.
The Justin Trudeau government apparently removed references to Khalistani extremism in a report on terror threats to Canada because of a warning that leaders of the ruling Liberal Party wouldn’t be allowed to speak at parades marking Vaisakhi.(Reuters File Photo)
The Justin Trudeau government apparently removed references to Khalistani extremism in a report on terror threats to Canada because of a warning that leaders of the ruling Liberal Party wouldn’t be allowed to speak at parades marking Vaisakhi.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 12:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto/London | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya and Prasun Sonwalkar

Mysterious fast radio bursts discovered from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Some scientists also believe that the fast radio bursts emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away. However, the source of these signals, originating from far outside our Milky Way galaxy, are not well understood.
The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope inaugurated in 2017.(Photo: Twitter/@SKA_telescope)
The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope inaugurated in 2017.(Photo: Twitter/@SKA_telescope)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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Toronto | ByPress Trust of India

Would you shove Trump off a cliff for a can of beer, Trudeau asked

Awkward laughter rose through the crowd before Trudeau rebuffed the man’s question, saying people in politics have a wide range of opinions of leaders.
Canada's Prime minister Justin Trudeau.(AFP)
Canada's Prime minister Justin Trudeau.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg

Several powerful earthquakes jolt Canada’s west coast, no damage reported

Geophysicists Amy Vaughan says the three larger quakes ranged from magnitude 6.5 to 6.8 on the Richter Scale, followed by some smaller ones as well as some aftershocks. According to reports, the quakes were lightly felt onshore and as of now no injuries have been reported.
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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ANI | ByAssociated Press

Canada set to become largest country with legal marijuana sales

On October 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched legal sales last year, after several years of planning.
In this Sept. 26, 2018 photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign advertising jobs with BC Cannabis Operations in front of the warehouse in Richmond, British Columbia, that will store pot purchased from licensed producers before it is shipped to retail shops and online customers.(AP)
In this Sept. 26, 2018 photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign advertising jobs with BC Cannabis Operations in front of the warehouse in Richmond, British Columbia, that will store pot purchased from licensed producers before it is shipped to retail shops and online customers.(AP)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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Delta, British Columbia | ByAssociated Press

In a small town in Canada, Indian community rallies against gang violence

Indo-Canadians in Surrey are banding together to create a coalition to combat the menace of gangs that has afflicted this part of Canada for more than two decades
Photos of the two teenaged victims of gangland-style killing that has shocked the large Indo-Canadian community in Surrey.(Courtesy IHIT)
Photos of the two teenaged victims of gangland-style killing that has shocked the large Indo-Canadian community in Surrey.(Courtesy IHIT)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 10:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Canada | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

Heart attack prevention, smart stents that monitors change in blood flow can help

It is the first angioplasty-ready smart stent, researchers said. It can be implanted using current medical procedures without modifications.
Can smart stents prevent heart attacks?(Shutterstock)
Can smart stents prevent heart attacks?(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 20, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent
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