Nearly 12 hours after celebrating with friends and family, Jean Smith was at First Baptist Church last Sunday morning giving praise and thanks on her 100th birthday.
Raoul Savoy, who has spent the last 13 years coaching in Africa, has replaced Peter Bonu Johnson as head of the Gambia national team.
A long overdue decision by Toronto City Council on the fate of the lesser used eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway is set for the coming month and Mayor John Tory has already made it known that his preference is to see the elevated section of the expressway remain. Tory has settled on what has become known as the hybrid option, in which part of the expressway would be rerouted between Jarvis St. and the Don Valley Parkway. Detractors are already lining up.
GEORGETOWN: President David Granger urged politicians and other citizens to put past rivalries behind them and “work in unity to banish poverty, ignorance, fear and hatred” at his swearing-in ceremony last Saturday.
“Fifty years ago, a group of determined Americans gathered in Selma, AL and our nation would forever change as a result of their courageous actions. They were young people and students from across the South – people like Amelia Boynton Robinson, John Lewis and Hosea Williams – who organized and marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, only to be met with intolerance and violence. They were beaten, charged by officers on horseback, and attacked with tear gas.
Hundreds applied for the job and 14 made the shortlist.
By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
The police do not want to end carding because they say it is an important part of their effort to fight crime and keep the city safe.
The real reason they don’t want to stop carding, though, is that it gives them more latitude to stop, question and document people who they might not have reasonable cause to stop and question with the already immense powers and authority they have under the Criminal Code.