1. WHY DID TOM GILL DROP OUT OF RACE FOR SURREY MAYOR?:
Apparently, that made Gill do a rethink about running for Surrey mayor and he told a local newspaper on Monday that he was out of the reckoning.
Gill came up with the excuse that “he does not want to take any more time away from his young family” and added that he’ll be backing Hepner.
2. SOUTH ASIAN WRESTLERS WIN SILVER, THREE BRONZE: Four South Asian wrestlers from B.C. won a silver medal and three bronze medals for Canada at the Cadet Pan American Championships being held in Recife, Brazil, on May 2-4 to qualify athletes for certain weight categories to the upcoming Youth Olympic Games, being held in Nanjing, China, in August.
Two of them were from Guru Gobind Singh Wrestling Club and one each from Abby Wrestling Club and Khalsa Wrestling Club.
Ramandeep Khehira of Guru Gobind Singh Wrestling Club bagged silver in the 85 kg category in Greco-Roman, while Jaskaran Khela of Abby Wrestling Club won bronze in the 54 kg category.
In freestyle, Jimsher Sidhu of Khalsa Wrestling Club won bronze in the 100 kg category, and Arshdeep Gurm of Guru Gobind Singh Wrestling Club won bronze in the 76 kg weight category.
May 2 results – GRECO-ROMAN
* 85 kg – Ramandeep Khehira (2/6) – SILVER
vs. Marco Duran (ECU) – W 2-4 by fall
vs. Tyler Johnson (USA) – L 4-7
* 54 kg – Jaskaran Khela (3/3) – BRONZE
vs. Erivan Rocha (BRA) – L 0-9
vs. Daton Fix (USA) – L 0-8
May 4 results: MEN’S FREESTYLE
* 100 kg – Jimsher Sidhu (3/7) – BRONZE
vs. Adam Smith (USA) – W 10-2
vs. Maximiliano Garcia (MEX) – L 3-3
vs. Pedro Morales (CHI) – W 12-0
* 76 kg – Arshdeep Gurm (3/10) – BRONZE
vs. Carlos Rivera Rodruigues (HON) – W 12-10 by fall
vs. Carlos Izquierdo Mendez (COL) – L 0-12
vs. Erick Bendezu (PER) – W 9-6
3. POLICE KEEPING STRICT WATCH ON ACCUSED IN PROSTITUTES’ CASE: Surrey RCMP told The VOICE on Monday that their investigators are ensuring that Simranpreet Dhillon, Sukhraj Chahal and Gurjinder Sodha, who have been charged in violent sexual assaults against prostitutes, are abiding by their release conditions.
Cpl. Bert Paquet told this newspaper that all three men were released by the courts on an extensive list of conditions and so far they have been abiding by their release conditions.
Police are trying to track down any other prostitute who may also have been a victim. The charges date back to 2012. The three were charged with a total of 17 criminal offences on April 11 after a lengthy and complex investigation.
Paquet said that one of the two victims suffered more significant injuries than the other, but both were probably close to a full physical recovery now.