Gurpreet Singh: What is there to celebrate when true patriots are being locked up?

It was Sunday, July 31, when some of us had gathered outside the Indian Visa and Passport Application Centre in Surrey, B.C.   The occasion was the martyrdom day of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.   Singh was executed on July 31, 1940, in London for assassinating the former lieutenant governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer, who … Read more

Airbnb almost as expensive as a hotel, Toronto data show

Staying in an Airbnb rental may be only marginally less expensive than sojourning in a hotel, at least for small parties booking short-term stays, an analysis of short-term rental and hotel prices in Toronto shows. It may be part of the reason why guests are increasingly angered by the litany of fees included in their … Read more

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland among a rare crowd: rock and pop stars with a PhD

Along the road to becoming the frontman for one of California’s most famous punk bands, Dexter Holland had dreams of becoming a doctor. “I entered university as a biology major—premed—and I was also pursuing the band,” Holland, lead singer and guitarist for the Offspring, told the Straight last month. “I found myself more consumed by … Read more

Alberta animal shelter in ‘panic mode’ over capacity concerns – Edmonton

Earlier this week Saving Grace Animal Society took in 31 animals, all of which were in life-or-death situations. “A big day like that is a large undertaking for our organization,” said co-executive director Erin Deems. “A year ago that would have been an okay day, but now it causes quite a panic for us. “We … Read more

Trudeau, Scholz to sign agreement exploring hydrogen fuel production in Canada for export to Germany

Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talking to the media as they take a stroll at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on June 27, 2022.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will sign an agreement to jointly explore the production of hydrogen fuel in … Read more

CBSA allowing one-time ArriveCan exemption for vaccinated travellers – National

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is allowing a one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers who may have been unaware of the requirement to submit their mandatory health information via ArriveCAN, according to a statement sent to Global News on Saturday. This measure was put in place at the land border as of May 2022. It … Read more

B.C. Punjabi radio station host suspended for comments on domestic violence – BC

Warning: This story deals with highly disturbing subject matter that may upset and trigger some readers. Discretion is advised. A host at a B.C. Punjabi-language radio station has been suspended for his on-air comments while discussing a case of domestic violence out of New York that has garnered international attention. Mandeep Kaur, 30, died by … Read more

Ottawa Valley highway closures for planned roadwork (Aug. 12)

Avoid traffic jams before they happen: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled one closure in Ottawa Valley on Aug. 12 for roadwork on Highway 7. Highway 7 eastbound between Tay Ridge Road and Wayside Drive: one alternating lane closed until Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Have further to travel? Highway closures for planned roadwork outside … Read more

Vancouver home sales over asking prices drop to lowest level in 2 years

Fewer home sellers in Vancouver are laughing their way to the bank. The number of homes in the city that sold over listed prices has fallen to its lowest level in two years. Tracking by real-estate platform shows that 122 sales in July 2022 went above asking prices. The number represents only 21.4 percent … Read more

PHOTOS: Croatia Cup in Vancouver a big success

by croatiaweek August 13, 2022 in Sport Croatia Cup in Vancouver a big success (Photo: Croatia Cup) Another successful edition of the Croatia Cup, an annual soccer tournament played primarily by Croatian soccer players and members of the teams they play on, has wrapped up in Vancouver, Canada. The Croatia Cup has officially been going … Read more