Canada: Man Allegedly Attacks Multiple People At Okanagan Sikh Gurdwara

KELOWNA: A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman and two other men inside a Gurdwara in Kelowna. One of the victims was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the assault at the Okanagan Sikh Gurdwara, on Rutland Road North, at about 8:50 a.m. on Monday morning. The arrested man is […]

Canada: Gurdwara Honours ‘Hero’ Who Helped Save Senior From Hammer Attack

BRITISH COLUMBIA: On Sunday March 17, 2019, the Sikh community of New Westminster honoured a local  who intervened to save a senior citizen from a violent attack. On September 23, 2018, Alexey Baybuz was walking on the Queensborough Bridge when he witnessed an elderly man being attacked with a hammer. Alexey intervened to  help the […]

Canada: Ontario Khalsa Darbar To List Nutritional Information On Langar Menus

ONTARIO: One of the largest Gurdwaras in Canada is to become the first place of worship to implement a menu labelling initiative to support congregants in making informed choices when partaking in communal meals. Ontario Khalsa Darbar attracts a congregation from across the Greater Toronto Area who regularly partake in the Sikh practice of Langar, a […]

Canada: First Afghan Sikh And Hindu Refugee Families Arrive In Canada

CALGARY: The vision of the late Canadian MLA, Manmeet Singh Bhullar became a reality on March 12, 2019 following the arrival of the first Afghan Sikh and Hindu refugee families in Canada. Manmeet Singh Bhullar was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta who was known for his compassion and support for his community. […]

Canada: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Wins Federal Seat In Burnaby South Byelection

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has a seat in the House of Commons, after securing victory in the Burnaby South byelection. The Vancouver-area race was largely seen as a test of Singh’s leadership, as he faced off against Liberal candidate Richard T. Lee, a former B.C. MLA, and Conservative candidate Jay Shin, a lawyer […]

Canada: Sikh Community Donate To Hospital And Cancer Stem Cell Campaign

ONTARIO: The Sikh Sangat (Community) of Gurdwara Baba Budha Ji, Hamilton, Ontario has donated $10,000 to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre’s Tomorrow Stems From You campaign, and committed to give annually to the hospital. The campaign supports stem cell work at the Juravinski — one of just three centres doing all forms of stem cell […]

Canada: Government Working To Offer Shelter To Afghan Sikhs & Hindus

CANADA: The Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, said on Tuesday that the Canadian government is working on a plan to approve private sponsorship and resettlement of Sikh and Hindu citizens of Afghanistan who have fled the country due to religious persecution. The annoucement follows the concerted campaign by the Late Canadian politician, […]