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Tri-Cities News

This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

At-home detox in Surrey targets underserved South Asian community

A home-based detox service will be launched next month in Surrey with a focus on the area’s South Asian community. It targets people who often feel shame when asking for help — which can have deadly consequences during B.C.’s overdose epidemic. “South Asian communities, they will not seek help because of the stigma associated with […]


2023 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards presented in 8 categories

The 20th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards were presented Thursday night (March 9) in Abbotsford to businesses, organizations and individuals in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz. The event, which honoured recipients in eight categories, was attended by almost 400 guests at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. Archway Community Services presented the event […]


B.C. rolls out legislation for pay transparency in job ads

British Columbia is looking to close the gender pay gap in the province with new legislation. The provincial government has introduced new pay transparency legislation that will require all employers to include wage or salary ranges in all publicly advertised jobs. “People deserve equal pay for equal work… all employers need to be transparent about […]


Map: Here are the cheapest neighbourhoods for rent in Metro Vancouver this March

If you are struggling to find affordable rent in Metro Vancouver, you are far from alone.  Rental prices across the region have dropped for the second month in a row but Canada’s top four priciest-rental markets are still located within it.  Vancouver is the country’s priciest market for rental housing, with units averaging $2,587. West Vancouver follows in […]