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Inflation hits hard for international students in B.C.
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Inflation hits hard for international students in B.C.

Laughter lights up the gathering twilight at Langara College in Vancouver, where first-year health science student Jagiit Singh is chatting with friends next to the school’s fountain. But his smile fades when he’s asked about the cost of living in Canada since moving from India last year.Singh and his classmates say the growing financial stresses on international students cast a shadow over the new school year’s possibilities and opportunities.“Some people think we come here having a luxurious life, but it’s not true,” said Singh, adding that many of his friends’ parents have spent their life savings on their children’s education.Singh said rising rent and food costs, combined with being far from home and loved ones, push many international students toward a breaking point. R...
B.C. doctor heading to Ukraine to help burn victims
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B.C. doctor heading to Ukraine to help burn victims

Since Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the humanitarian tragedy there has inspired countless Canadians to organize and send aid, but a doctor is intent on sharing his expertise. “I was asked if I was able to come to Ukraine to treat burn victims of the war,” said Dr. Anthony Papp, a volunteer with the Surgical Medical Support Group. Read more: UN to allow Ukraine’s Zelenskyy to virtually address next week’s world leaders summit Dr. Papp is on his way to Ukraine for a two-week stint in a hospital in Lviv.“They’re missing a lot of equipment. They don’t have a lot of supplies, and they have a huge shortage of nurses,” said Papp.Papp is one of the province’s leading doctors for burn injuries. Story continues below advertisement He wil...
Alleged gangsters named in public safety warning from B.C. police
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Alleged gangsters named in public safety warning from B.C. police

Police in B.C. are warning the public to avoid being around several men, who they say are linked to previous gang-related activities in the province. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement unit named 11 men who will likely be targeted by rival gang members, putting their family, friends, and bystanders at risk.A public safety warning has been issuing in partnership with @VancouverPD @BCRCMP identifying 11 individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety due to their ongoing involvement in gang conflicts and connection to extreme levels of violence #endganglife pic.twitter.com/Nt57E3SVmz— CFSEU-BC (@cfseubc) August 3, 2022 Story continues below advertisement Read more: IHIT identifies pair of victims in brazen public shooting...