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New Alberta Premier Visits BC

2014-11-05 19:04:27

The foundations for a new working relationship were established Tuesday between the Premiers of Alberta and British Columbia.
Increasingly, B.C. and Alberta are the economic engine of Confederation - a role both Premier Prentice and I embrace,; said Premier Clark. We’re working together to ensure our provinces are able to make even greater economic and cultural contributions to Canada.
As neighbours with vibrant, diverse economies and a healthy resource sector, both Provinces are (...)

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Apartheid in BC, Canada

25 December 2013

Credit: The Province, Vancouver, Canada.
Food given to a group of African tree planters at bush camps in British Columbia was much different than the menu for the rest of the workers, a B.C. Human Rights tribunal was told.
The allegations of sub-standard food and deplorable living conditions were outlined on Monday at the tribunal looking into the conduct of Surrey-based Khaira Enterprises Ltd.
African worker Amani Bahati in a tele-conference appearance as a key witness called the meals (...)

Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, in the News

23 November 2013

Credit: cbc.ca
A judge authorized the release Wednesday of a few more paragraphs from the documents that police used to obtain warrants for an investigation that led to Mayor Rob Ford’s friend being charged with drug and extortion offences. Rob Ford is mayor of Toronto, Canada’s largest city.
Alexander (Sandro) Lisi, the mayor’s friend and occasional driver, has been charged with extortion, as part of an alleged attempt to obtain an infamous, but unseen drug video of the (...)

KPU research project in Ghana secures federal funding

1 October 2013

An international, multidisciplinary research project based out of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will launch its first phase this fall after securing a $40,000 Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grant (CAREG).
The ’Diabetic Foot Project (DIFOPRO): A Collaborative Study on Diabetic Foot’ will study foot ulcerations caused by diabetes. The goal of the project, a joint initiative partnering KPU with the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, is to develop a knowledge-based system (...)

From a common thread, African kinship grows

27 September 2013

By Dan Tseghay, Vancouver, Canada.
Credit: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver isn’t known for having a large African community. And unlike most other major cities, there isn’t a part of the city where the existing population concentrates itself. At least not since Strathcona’s Hogan’s Alley was destroyed coincident with the construction of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts back in 1972.
The community, as it currently stands, is also so diverse that (...)

Canada: Reconciliation is not only about the past

23 September 2013

News Feature
By Dan Tseghay, Vancouver, Canada.
Credit: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Canada.
The 300 or so men descended on the foot of what is now Burrard Street, near a bluff overlooking Burrard Inlet. Treading through the snow, lanterns in hand, chanting the U.S. Civil War Union marching song “John Brown’s Body”, they approached the camp near midnight.
..When they arrived, they beat up about 25 of the camp’s residents, labourers who were hired to clear (...)

Sierra Leone: Canadian High Commissioner Bids Farewell

27 August 2013

Her Excellency, Trudy Keringhan, High Commissioner of Canada to Sierra Leone has paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station.
Madam Keringhan who is resident in Ghana will be departing Accra on 30th August, 2013 at the end of her tour of duty. She was appointed in 2012. During her tenure of office as High Commissioner of Canada to Sierra Leone, both countries enjoyed a high level of diplomatic relations.
The Republic of Sierra (...)

Canada: SALNAM Gains Recognition

21 August 2013

By Abu Bakarr Biggie Kamara, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
On Wednesday July 31st, 2013 at about 2:30 pm, the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) was formerly recognized at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly during a session in the Chamber.
The event was initiated by Hon. Matt Wiebe, a member of the Assembly, to specifically recognize and honour the Association while apprising the fourtieth Legislature of SALNAM’s contribution to the welfare of Manitoba.
Amidst (...)

Canada Takes Leadership Role

11 June 2013

Increasing private investment in Africa’s agriculture sector will help lift millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty. Canada is taking a leadership role, on behalf of G-8 countries, to support Senegal in joining the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino (photo), Minister of International Cooperation, today during a G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition event held in London, United Kingdom.
“We are pleased (...)

Canada: Minister Blaney Attends Africa Day

4 June 2013

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, recently participated in the Africa Day festivities in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
Attended by more than 400 people from government, the private sector, academia and other friends of Africa, this event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and its successor organization, the African Union.
In his address, Minister Blaney hailed the close, important (...)

British Columbia, Canada: Justus Mirembe of Uganda is New ACSCA President

by Gibril Koroma - 2 December 2012

Justus Mirembe, a native of Uganda, has recently been elected President of the African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA),the largest and most active African-Canadian association in the province of British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Patriotic Vanguard publisher Gibril Koroma, the young and energetic Justus (photo) outlines his vision for the association and for the African-Canadian community in BC at large.
Patriotic Vanguard: Thanks, Justus, for this interview. (...)

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EDITORIAL

Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)

OPINION

The Truth About Reporting Corruption

By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)