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Lodge celebrates Christmas with treat for the kids

Santa comes early for these kids
By Admin 22.12.2015

Close to 100 kids were entertained at the annual United Order of Solomon Lodge Christmas party last Saturday at the New Dawn Moravian Church. Lloyd Seivright, the lodge’s grandmaster, conceived the idea for the event that is in its 35th …

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Students get to experience policing first hand

Henry Grabher-Meyer
By Admin 22.12.2015

York Memorial Collegiate Institute Grade 10 student Henry Grabher-Meyer is a step closer towards realizing his dream of becoming a police officer. The Belizean immigrant was among 63 participants who graduated last week from the Toronto Police Service Youth in …

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Activist seeks to raise awareness of hunger in Brampton

Mark McKenzie
By Admin 22.12.2015

By TOM GODFREY Community volunteer Mark McKenzie, who is collecting food to help feed the poor for a third consecutive year, says the problem of hunger is not getting better in his native Brampton. Last week, McKenzie, a financial worker …

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City of Toronto calls on cops to end status checks

By Admin 22.12.2015

By TOM GODFREY City Council has sided with anti-carding activists and passed a motion calling on Toronto Police to end the “status checks” of residents suspected of not having immigration status in Canada. A rally was held last week outside …

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AI Premium Food Mart opens up in Scarborough Walmart

Al Supermarket launches in Scarborough Walmart
By Admin 22.12.2015

AI Premium Food Mart, which sells foods from 14 different countries all over the world including China, India and the Caribbean, has now established a commanding presence in Scarborough with the opening of a store within Walmart’s Scarborough Northeast Supercentre. …

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Designer recognized at community organization’s holiday gala

Ervin Fanfair flanked by Kurt Henry and William Henry_
By Admin 17.12.2015

Inspiring Black men to reach their full potential is one of the principal objectives of a community organization in its 10th year. Started by a group of five, The Lions Circle Afrikan Canadian Men’s Association is a leadership and personal …

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Women call for more funding at World AIDS Day event

Vuyiseka Dudula
By Admin 17.12.2015

Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 22 was a death sentence for South African, Vuyiseka Dubula. Or so she thought. “The price of AIDS treatment at the time ranged from US$150 to US$10,000 a month for a patient,” she said at …

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A fun time at T&T Christmas Party

Members and supporters of TTAO_
By Admin 17.12.2015

The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ontario held its annual Christmas Party recently during which Santa Claus (portrayed this year by Samuel Awong) made his annual visit, handing out presents to all the boys and girls who attended. And what …

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Activists call for further changes to proposed anti-carding laws

By ed 17.12.2015

By TOM GODFREY Community activists and anti-carding groups say provincial guidelines to eliminate street checks are a step in the right direction but more have to be done by police to end the controversial practice. Members of the African Canadian …

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