TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENOWNEWSPAPER S U R R E Y - N O R T H D E LTA E D I T I O N CALL DIRECT & SAVE 604-542-0102 | Inside Letters Kidz Biz Sports Classifieds 9 13 24 26 White Rock Guildford Whalley Young musicians plug in and aim to win over talent show judges Community mourns the loss of a ‘legendary’ firefighter 11 010813 Stay at the Ocean • Corporate Events • Deluxe Rooms • Jacuzzi Suites 3 Newton Rape victim ‘lit a flame in millions’ Hundreds hold vigil for student raped and killed in India Jacob Zinn Now contributor Twitter @jacobzinn More than 250 people descended on Bear Creek Park Sunday for a candlelight vigil in memory of Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who died after being raped and beaten by five men on a bus in New Delhi last month. Mourners gathered for several hours to remember Pandey, who was nicknamed Amanat (Prized Possession), Nirbhaya (Fearless) and Damini (Lightening). Her real name, Jyoti, means flame or light, adding to the symbolism of the vigil. “She lit a flame in millions of hearts and woke up the nation,” said Lucky Gill, founder and president of Global Girl Power, the group that organized the vigil. “Everybody’s related to her as a daughter, as a sister.” Global Girl Power raises awareness for women’s issues around the world and frequently holds events to honour victims of physical and sexual abuse, trafficking, slavery and forced prostitution, among other atrocities. Pandey’s victimization has prompted widespread outrage and calls for amendments to how women are treated in India. see VIGIL › page 3 A candlelight vigil at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park drew more than 250 people on Sunday to honour a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who was raped and beaten by five men on a bus in New Delhi last month. See photo gallery at thenownewspaper.com. (Photo: GORD GOBLE) CASH BONUS ON JEWELLERY WITH THIS COUPON Expires Jan. 31 ‘13 Canada’s trusted neighbourhood gold buyers www.SurreyGold.ca SURREY NOW OPEN ! 604.582.GOLD(4653) 120-10362 King George Hwy %8.319 78!2(3' "4#2&6# 5 *40 +-4#2&6# 5 *.! )$81,/ VANCOUVER 604-876-GOLD(4653) NORTH VANCOUVER 604.984.GOLD(4653) RICHMOND 604.273.GOLD(4653) VICTORIA 250.385.GOLD(4653) 010813 SILVER, DIAMONDS AND COINS TOO!