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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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Shivan and Narresh Presents Araki Series at AIFW SS’ 18 in association with Nexa

Published 10/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Surrey Events Calendar: October 16th to October 22nd

Published 10/15/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey Events Calendar:
October 16th to October 22nd

Halloween Activities
1. Halloween Family Dance
There will be music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for the best costumes. Dress up and gather your friends and family for some festive fun. Register in advance to book your spot!

Don Christian Recreation Centre
Friday October 20 at 6pm to 9pm
Cost: $3.50 per person;… read more ❯

WATCH ‘Welcome to Surrey’ — a show about real people

Published 10/14/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

You can now watch all episodes of ‘Welcome to Surrey’ Season One (above) online.

‘Welcome to Surrey’ is a TV show launched this summer on Storyhive with the premiere held in August at Surrey City Hall. Two friends – Kashif Pasta… read more ❯

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Published 10/14/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

With over 1,000 people moving here each month, Surrey is one of the liveliest and fastest-growing cities in Metro Vancouver. Its natural beauty, flourishing culinary scene and cutting-edge recreational facilities make it a city just waiting to be discovered. This diverse community, rich with arts, culture, history, and heritage is also home to some of Canada’s largest and most vibrant… read more ❯

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