Sheetal Reddy

Sheetal Reddy

Sheetal Reddy is a multimedia journalist located in Surrey. While she is still new to the media scene, she is most interested in covering topics such as social issues and politics.
News

The State of Newton

Your government is committed to taking action support in Newton,” said Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston Despite the torrential rain, members of the government and local business owners gathered in the heart of Surrey to envision a bright future for Newton. Talks of light rapid transit, building a community identity, and encouraging small business ventures flowed in the newly built offices of Newton as Newton Business Improvement Association (BIA) hosted its first ever State of Newton on Wednesday, October 17. Minister of Labour Harry Bains commenced the presentation with an opening speech while Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston delivered a keynote address. Both Bains and Ralston have been elect MLAs for Surrey-Newton and Surrey-Whalley respectively. In his keynote speech, Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology Bruce Ralston recalled several of the promises extended by the new NDP provincial government that would affect Newton town centre. These include, lowering...
Events

‘Well behaved women never make history’ Surrey MLA recognized at Shakti Awards

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Shakti Society honoured 16 women for both professional and personal achievements during its 15th annual Shakti Awards. The awards were presented by Shaki Society on Saturday, March 25, at Bollywood Banquet Hall in Surrey, B.C.. Sue Hammell, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, received the Shakti Award for Liifetime Achievement and the keynote speaker for the evening. As she accepted her award, she recalled how talking to Aboriginal women who lived in native reserves inspired her to co-found the Minerva Foundation for BC Women. “We’re talking to the women there and they were talking about focusing on health and education to improve the condition of their band members. As we were talking, one woman who was at the band council table turned to me and said, ‘It’s not fair.’’ Hammell founded the Minerva Foundation shortly after, with Nancy McKinstry in 1991. One of the tenets of...
People

Candlelight vigil held in memory of Maple Batalia and other victims of domestic violence

On what would have been the twenty-fifth birthday of her sister, Maple Batalia, Roseleen Batalia and her family hosted a candlelight vigil to honour victims of domestic violence. The vigil was held Saturday evening, March 4, at Holland Park, across the street from Surrey’s SFU campus where the family had lost Batalia six years earlier. This year, the vigil was held in light of the recent sentencing of Batalia’s co-accused, Gursimar Bedi, who recieved 18 months in jail. Batalia’s killer, Gurjinder Dhaliwal, plead guilty to second-degree murder in 2016 and was sentenced to life in prison. The family is working in partnership with Network to End Violence in Relationships (NEVR) to help promote awareness about domestic violence and to prevent similar tragedies. Toolkits were handed out to the public as Balbir Gurm, NEVR facilatator, explained how to recognize and respond to relationship violence. “I think it’s up to each and...
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