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Best of British Columbia, Canada, Honoured

2014-07-28 04:56:13

In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 23 exceptional civic leaders were honoured recently at Government House with the Province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia. “The Order of British Columbia is the Province’s most prestigious accolade,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order. “For 25 years, we have publicly recognized those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their (...)Read the full story »

The North of Ghana and Human Rights Reporting

3 July 2006
Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, in Tamale (photo), reports on the problems of human rights reporting in the northern region of Ghana in the wake of a recent Journalists for Human Rights workshop. JHR is a Canadian NGO. Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) trainers embarked on the northern regional workshop on human rights reporting in Tamale with the fact that there are differences in human rights problems in various parts of Ghana due to slight differences in each ethnic group’s cultural values. (...)

JHR Job in Ghana

24 June 2006
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is a growing charitable organization that harnesses the power of the media to combat human rights abuses. By building the capacity of the media to report effectively on human rights issues, JHR’s work pressures abusers to stop and empowers victims to fight back. JHR has an immediate opening for an expert trainer to be based in Accra, Ghana. The successful candidate will work in partnership with one other expert trainer to organize and conduct human (...)

Larry Zolf on Multiculturalism

15 June 2006
Veteran journalist and Canadian political expert Larry Zolf(photo) is a regular contributor to CBC News Online. Larry has been a critic, reporter, producer and consultant for CBC news and current affairs since he joined the CBC in 1962. Born and raised in North End Winnipeg, the hotbed of general strikes and socialism, Larry has covered stories such as integration in Mississippi and the October Crisis in Quebec. He was one of the hosts of the CBCs flagship current affairs television show (...)

Knife threat against imam was hate crime, police allege

12 June 2006
A Muslim cleric in Montreal was allegedly asked by a knife-carrying man if he wanted to "die a martyr," say police who suspect it was a hate crime. Imam Said Jazeri(photo) said he and a friend were leaving a mosque on Friday night when a man with a butcher’s knife approached them. The man pointed the knife at Jazeri and asked: "Do you want to die a martyr?" Then, Jazeri said, he asked: "Are you carrying belts full of explosives?" Jazeri managed to call police when the man chased (...)

Terrorism Suspects Appear in Court

4 June 2006
Security was tight in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday as court appearances began for 15 of the 17 people arrested and accused of planning a series of attacks against targets in southern Ontario. In all, 12 men and five youths were arrested on Friday. Officials have alleged they were supporters of al-Qaeda. Shackled in leg and handcuffs during their court appearances, the 15 were remanded into police custody and will appear again in court on Tuesday - along with the other two accused - for a (...)

Canadian female 16th soldier killed in Afghanistan

18 May 2006
A female soldier from Canada was killed while fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Wednesday, said military officials. Capt. Nichola Goddard, who was serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan, died in a military operation against Taliban forces. Capt. Nichola Goddard, 26, had been serving in Afghanistan with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, based in Shilo, (...)

Canadians praise, dismiss tax cuts

4 May 2006
Canadians had mixed reactions to Tuesday’s budget, according to a sampling of letters to, with people either praising or criticizing the package. In Tuesday’s budget, the Conservative government made good on some of its main election tax promises, cutting the GST by one percentage point and offering almost $20 billion in tax relief for Canadians over the next two years. But the rate on the lowest tax bracket will go to 15.5 per cent on July 1, after the Liberals cut it (...)

Canada hot in pool, track at Games

26 March 2006
Montreal diver Alexandre Despatie(photo) came up one splash short of winning his fourth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. Alexandre Despatie won his fourth medal of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. (CP File Photo) Despatie, competing in just his second international 10-metre platform competition in over a year, flubbed his second of six dives and had to settle for the bronze medal. Olympic silver medallist Mathew Helm of Australia earned at (...)

The New Canadians

2 March 2006
Commentary By Laura Carlin You’ve decided to change your life, move halfway around the world and start over. You may not speak the language of your adopted country and certainly many things are different than they were where you began, but you adjust, and gain your citizenship. Then, you are faced with another change: a whole new political system to get used to. Elections Canada doesn’t collect statistics on voting by ethnocultural community, but Statistics Canada and groups (...)

Canada: Humanitarian Cases Risky

28 February 2006
By Guidy Mamann There are many foreigners in Canada who may not qualify for immigration to Canada but who are convinced that they can successfully become integrated and prosper in our society. Many believe that they have little or nothing to lose by simply staying in Canada and pursuing their dream of living here, albeit without “papers.” They convince themselves that if they can simply “make it” here, surely, immigration authorities will reward them with permanent (...)

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Let’s Consider ICT in tackling Ebola

By Mariama Kandeh, Guest Writer, UK. Sierra Leone is at the helm of a serious and very challenging public health issue that has the propensity to reverse the gains already made in the public (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)

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