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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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Long Journey to Burnaby Mountain

15 January 2006

By Stuart Colcleugh.
Panther Kuol fled war-torn Sudan as a boy and spent 13 years in a Kenyan refugee camp before becoming an SFU student this fall through the World University Service of Canada student refugee program. Panther Kuol prefers not to dwell on his past. And that’s understandable, considering the almost inconceivable path he travelled before becoming an SFU undergraduate student this fall, sponsored by World University Service of Canada’s (WUSC) student refugee (...)

CSFDarfur in Partnership with Oxfam

by Gibril Koroma - 28 December 2005

CSFDarfur is officially working in partnership with Oxfam Canada. Robert Fox, Executive Director for Oxfam Canada, has said that Oxfam has set up a fund called the "Canadian Students Darfur Appeal".
For receipting purposes cheques or payments must be made payable to Oxfam Canada, while for tracking purposes the name Canadian Students Darfur Appeal must appear on the cheque or payment. Donations made over the phones must also designate the Canadian Students Darfur Appeal. All donations (...)

Darfur, a Priority for the Canadian Government

by Gibril Koroma - 13 November 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin has announced that his Special AdvisoryTeam will visit Sudan from November 11 to 20, 2005. The team, which consists of the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for Africa, Ambassador Robert Fowler, Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan, Senator Mobina Jaffer, and Senator Roméo Dallaire, was named earlier this year as part of an expanded contribution by Canada to support international efforts toward peace and stability in Sudan.
The purpose of (...)

Romeo Dallaire in Vancouver

16 October 2005

Surrounded by academics, activists and students, Canadian Senator and former Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire lent his name to a nationwide student campaign initiated by Simon Fraser University Students.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and provide real assistance to the people in Darfur, a region the United Nations has called ‘the world’s worst humanitarian disaster,” says Clement Apaak, founder of Canadian Students for Darfur and President of the Simon Fraser (...)

Canadian Company Secures Land in Kenya

by Gibril Koroma - 22 September 2005

Tiomin Resources Incorporated, a Canadian Company,recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of approximately 100 acres of land in proximity to the Central Dune area of the Kwale titanium project in Kenya necessary for the construction of the Gravity and Mineral Processing Plants.
The Mineral Processing Plant (MPP) will comprise the Feed Preparation Circuit, Rutile Dry Circuit and Zircon Wet/Dry Circuits and will be permanently established adjacent to the Wet Plant at the (...)

Handel Wright is Canadian Chair

11 September 2005

How do youth in Canada and the United States navigate issues of race, culture and national identity?
Handel Wright, a new UBC education professor, says incidents like the London bombings in July have made this question and others about race and cultural identity even more pressing.
“I believe similar questions related to multiculturalism and social cohesion are likely to be revived both here and in the United States,” says Wright.
Originally from Sierra Leone, Wright (...)

Izabobo: African Culture in Vancouver

9 September 2005

Despite contacts with Africa and Africans spanning decades, many Canadians still know little or nothing about the continent.Especially in British Columbia where the Nigerian playwright Comfort Ero resides. Her play, Izabobo, is coming up soon in Vancouver, Canada.It will,certainly, shed more light on this continent and remove some of the cobwebs of ignorance.Read more about IZabobo below.
In most African beliefs, life is characterized as a circle with certain marks that maintain its (...)

Canadian Students On Darfur Crisis

by Gibril Koroma - 1 August 2005

The genocide and horrendous suffering in Darfur, Sudan has pricked the conscience of Canadian students in British Columbia, Canada, as this article by Dan Pinese of the Peak newspaper, SFU, illustrates.
By Dan Pinese
Canadian Students for Darfur, an organisation started by Simon Fraser University students, is organising a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and promote possible solutions for the refugees of the ongoing situation in Darfur.
On July 30, 2005, representatives from all (...)

Strengthening African Democracy

10 July 2005

African leaders have recognized the critical role that governance plays in a country’s development. As a result, governance is a central feature of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The Canada Fund for Africa has responded by working with African and Canadian partners to develop a comprehensive governance program targeting parliamentary, local, and public sector institutions that will result in stronger and more transparent democracies that are better (...)

The Canada Fund For Africa

10 July 2005

The $500-million Canada Fund for Africa was launched at the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Alberta, in June 2002. It supports the G8’s Africa Action Plan, developed in response to the priorities set out in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The NEPAD is the first made-in-Africa plan intended to put the continent on a path of sustainable growth and development, and into the mainstream of development in the 21st century.
The Fund complements ongoing CIDA (Canadian (...)

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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 (...)


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, (...)