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B.C. challenges college over discrimination finding against Indo-Canadian vets

Norm Letnick has written a letter to the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, saying there is no place for racism or prejudice.

Get inspired with Indian Summer at W2

Looking for inspiration at some fun cultural events this week? Look no further than the Indian Summer event taking place until July 15. Here's the rundown from SFU Woodwards:  Music transcends...

"Don't count on Bill Gates for innovation," and more from Douglas Coupland: live blog

Acclaimed international writer and thinker Douglas Coupland talks about Vancouver's livability, multiculturalism, and the new Oscar-nominated animated film by Emily Carr.

Migration and immigration changing Vancouver into "city of strangers"

Vancouver is a city of immigrants and outsiders, and any political party that can't engage them will lose out, according to demographic studies by  Andrew Yan, a researcher at the research and...

Brazen gang murders in Vancouver result of keeping marijuana illegal: SFU prof

The recent murder at the downtown Wall Centre has shaken locals, but longtime observers of B.C.'s crime scene say its nothing unusual, and likely to continue due to the thriving illegal drug trade.

B.C. mother arrested for killing of daughter in India

The mother and uncle of Jaswinder Sidhu, murdered over a decade ago in India, have finally been arrested.

Canadian Dream: an immigrant's descent into drugs and gangs

Based on true events, Manmord Sidhu's feature film delves into the world of Indo-Canadian organized crime.