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Author: Sukhdip Basra

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson

In October of 1914, Mewa Singh, an early Sikh settler in Canada, was put on trial for killing Immigration Inspector, William C. Hopkinson. Mr. Singh carried out the killings in retaliation to the infamous Komagata Maru incident and other incidents of discrimination against early Indian immigrants. The organizers of the Mewa Singh Centennial Commemoration will revisit this slice of history this coming Friday, when they launch their play, “The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopksinson.” Written, directed, and produced by group of local academics, artists, and activists, this play draws on archival transcripts of Bhai Mewa Singh’s trial, and...

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What the Heck is a Bitcoin?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ve probably heard about Bitcoin. But if you have no idea what it actually is and does, no one would blame you. Let’s take a look and give you the basics of Bitcoin. What the heck is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital currency that does not require the backing of a central bank. It is controlled and regulated through a sophisticated peer-to-peer system. How do I get Bitcoins? There are a few different ways to acquire Bitcoins. First, you can exchange currency for Bitcoin online through an exchange,...

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 Review

For the last few years, Samsung has been developing products that are legitimate contenders to other dominant mobile device manufacturers (cough, cough… Apple). I had the pleasure of testing out the Samsung Galaxy TabPro, and straying away from my usual devices to play with the Tab pleasantly surprised me. The display on the Tab is stunning. It sits in at 8.4 inches with WXGA widescreen resolution. This screen size gives you plenty of space for your everyday use; but skinny-jean wearing hipsters beware, you’ll have a hard time fitting it in your pockets. The screen is made with the...

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Surrey Regional Economic

The City of Surrey once again held the annual Surrey Regional Economic Summit on February 27. The summit was held at the Guildford Sheraton and security was unsurprisingly tight. Known for inviting high profile entrepreneur and foreign dignitaries, this year certainly did not disappoint. Amongst many local leaders and influential personalities, oil tycoon, T Boone Pickens, was very entertaining as he reminisced on his career beginnings. The morning kicked off with Mayor Dianne Watts welcoming the audience to the summit and detailing the tremendous growth in Surrey over the past decade. Mayor Watts emphasized that our city has been...

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2013 Range Rover Evoque Coupe Test Drive and Car Review in Surrey BC

A question for you, what do you do when you want to buy a luxury SUV without driving a gas guzzling behemoth? The answer, the Range Rover Evoque. Daman and I once again had the pleasure of testing a new car and we had a blast! The Evoque is Range Rover’s answer to practicality, performance and style. As sales of large SUVs are slowing down, the trend is leaning towards buying compact vehicles that offer the comforts and luxuries of traditionally large vehicles, while still being eco and wallet friendly. This is where the Evoque shines. The version that...

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Is there Any Value to the Bitcoin?

Published 8/18/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

What are Bitcoins?
Bitcoins are a form of digital currency. One that is becoming more and more popular worldwide not only in Canada.

The key differences that separate Bitcoins from the regular currencies that are… read more ❯

Meet Me at Whalley’s Corner – Part 4: Di Reggae Cafe

Published 8/15/2017 in Sr3y

In this installment of the continuing series about the community in City Central, take a step into the tropics. Located in the heart of Surrey, right at historic Whalley’s Corner, Di Reggae Café is a hidden gem in the bustle of the city. Open the door to the Caribbean right in your back yard and meet Richie Hussett of Di Reggae Café. 
Richie, who was… read more ❯

A new political structure for the City of Surrey (The Royal Canadian Principality of Surrey)

Published 8/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

“Mr. Alex Sangha was in attendance and presented Council with his proposal for the future of Surrey as a modified ward/riding system. Mr. Sangha commented on the… read more ❯

Meet Surrey Girl, Carolyn Turkington

Published 8/11/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

High School Teacher | Softball Coach and Technical Director of the South Surrey and White Rock Minor Girls Softball Association | Softball Camp Coordinator of the Okanagan Softball Camp
Grew up in: Ocean Park | My… read more ❯

Show your Public Library Card at the PNE on Aug 23 and Get in for $5

Published 8/9/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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