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Cleanest LNG Facilities for BC

2014-10-21 07:43:37

Environment Minister Mary Polak has introduced legislation that ensures British Columbia will have the cleanest liquefied natural gas facilities in the world.
Having the world’s cleanest LNG facilities means protecting the air and water in B.C., which is why Premier Christy Clark (photo) made this a priority for the minister’s mandate and why meeting this commitment is so important.
The centrepiece of the plan is a greenhouse gas emissions intensity benchmark that is lower (...)

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African refugee claimants struggle to find housing in Vancouver

25 October 2008

By Jenny Francis, Vancouver.
Refugees flee persecution in their own country to seek protection elsewhere. Some go to UNHCR refugee camps, while others make their own way to the Canadian border to claim asylum here. Refugee Claimants (RCs) want to integrate into Canadian society, yet they struggle with a lack of information and support network, shortage of affordable housing and low incomes, and long CIC processing times for work permits and family sponsorship. RCs arriving in Vancouver (...)

British Columbia’s Neville Adomi talks about real estate

20 September 2008

Neville Adomi(photo) is one of the most successful and most respected African-Canadian business personalities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Afri-Can magazine, he talks about his real estate business and offers extremely valuable advice to African-Canadians interested in real estate. His advice can also be relevant for Africans living in other parts of the Western world.
Afri-Can Magazine: Who is Neville Adomi? Please tell us a bit about yourself.
Neville (...)

British Columbia: Golfers get together for a cause

3 September 2008

About 110 golfers were at Pitt Meadows Golf and Country club, British Columbia, Canada, on Monday August 25th 2008 to play in a tournament to support FACE- the foundation for African Children’s Education.
FACE is a local charity that sponsors children in primary schools in rural Africa that could otherwise not be able to afford going to school.
Speaking at the dinner banquet after the game, Mr George Piprah one of the founders of the Charity , and also the Honorary Consul (...)

Big Summer Wrap-Up Bash in Burnaby

20 August 2008

Bonsor Recreation Centre in the cool Vancouver suburb of Burnaby is the venue for one of this year’s greatest musical jamborees featuring some of the best DJ’s in the business.
Dubbed "African and Caribbean Summer Wrap-Up Bash" and slated for Saturday August 30th, this show promises to rock lovers of African vibes, reggae, soukous, hip-hop and more while rotating DJs spin and rap and melt the hours away with super sounds. Kick-off time is 8:00 pm.
On the list are DJ (...)

Obama praised at African festival in Canada

by Gibril Koroma - 17 August 2008

James Atebe was born in Kenya and came to Canada more than 30 years ago at the age of 19 with 10 dollars in his pocket. Today, he is the mayor of Mission district, a suburb a few miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. James was the guest speaker Saturday August 16, at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Afrikadey festival in Burnaby. The theme for this year’s festival is "African/Black Contributions to BC: Past, Present and Future." The theme, according to the (...)

Invitation to opening ceremony of Afrikadey Festival 2008

15 August 2008

Dear Friend,
Please accept an invitation from the United African Communities of BC, formerly Coalition of African Communities (CAC) to you, your community, and friends to attend the opening ceremony of AFRIKADEY FESTIVAL 2008.
We will greatly appreciate it if you could join political leaders and African community leaders at the opening ceremony of the festival at 1 pm on August 16, 2008 at the Serbian Cultural Centre 7837 Canada Way (by 10th Ave). This year, the festival is special (...)

Baby Kay & Bob Umar’s Wedding - It’s Glamour and Glamour!

4 August 2008

By Lans Omar, Winnipeg, Canada.
In his opening sermon, Pastor Greg of Central Baptist Church in Winnipeg, the officiating clergy who sealed the marriage vows of Baby Kaby & Bob Umar was spellbound.
He wasted no time in front of all the guests who attended the marriage ceremony to announce that: ’this is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen.’
Pastor Greg continued: ’It’s not even about the bride and groom, look at these beautiful people......em, (...)

"We are one of the best," says Niger Team Manager

1 August 2008

Taiwo Iboshimi, alias Eazy, is the team manager of Niger, one of the contestants in a recent African soccer tournament in Vancouver, Canada. He is a man who fervently believes in what he says.
Hear him: "Team Niger was one of the best teams in the tournament even though we came fourth. We were eliminated by Team Rwanda on a penalty shoot-out(5-4). The calibre of my players is one of the best. They played better even though they are very young and inexperienced. They really tried to win and (...)

Profile: Lawyer Jane Gatwira Rukaria

by Gibril Koroma - 31 July 2008

We don’t have a huge number of success stories among African-Canadian immigrants in Canada, but once in a while we come across a story that will inspire and psychologically uplift a community that’s struggling to integrate and properly settle in this land of opportunities. We found such a story in the experiences of Jane Gatwiri Rukaria, one of the very few African-Canadian lawyers in Vancouver, British Columbia. What makes Jane’s story particularly interesting is the (...)

Team Rwanda: Lessons Learnt

30 July 2008

By Jean Jacques Bosco.
My name is Jean Jacques Bosco. I have been successfully managing team Rwanda for the past two years. During this year’s African soccer tournament in Vancouver, I was attending the the World Youth Cup, “GOTHIA CUP”, competition in Sweden, Europe.
My JBST International Soccer Academy based in Vancouver had five teams participating in the African Soccer Tournament: U6 Boys, U9 Boys & Girls, U12 Boys & Girls, U16 Boys, and team Rwanda in the (...)

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EDITORIAL

Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)

OPINION

Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)