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Statement on Ebola from Canadian Government

2014-08-11 21:00:23

The Honourable Rona Ambrose (pictured), Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), recently issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic outbreak in western Africa. “There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada, and according to the Public Health Agency of Canada the risk to Canadians remains very (...)Read the full story »

Canadian Companies Need to Work Harder: Labour Day Poll

2 September 2011
A large group of working Canadians at both the beginning and end of their careers feel companies are missing the mark in terms of what they need and want, according to the third annual Labour Day poll by Monster.ca. The survey conducted by Harris/Decima of over 1,000 Canadian baby boomers (aged 47-62) and members of generation Y (aged 18-30) shows they share a common complaint that companies are falling short: More than 1 in 3 twenty-somethings feel companies do not provide sufficient (...)

Vancouver: Hogan’s Alley poetry festival

29 August 2011
Hogan’s Alley Poetry Festival is a celebration of diverse communities in Vancouver through literary performance, spoken word poetry, music and storytelling. The festival will run at various locations from September 23rd – 25th. The Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective with the support of the National Congress of Black Women are collaborating to pay tribute to the heritage and creative contributions of Vancouver’s East End community as a part of the city’s (...)

Winnipeg: Baby Sinnah passes away

10 August 2011
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg. The Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, is being hit with another devastating blow. This time, again, in the form of death. I’m very saddened to write this message today. It is with deep sympathy that I’m going to announce the death of our dear sister, Baby Sinnah Kanu, who passed away peacefully yesterday August 8th, 2011 in Winnipeg, Canada. Many in the Sierra Leonean communities of Manitoba and across Canada are grieving the death of a (...)

Ghana High Commissioner visits Vancouver

14 June 2011
By Our Correspondent Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Dr. Richard Turkson recently paid what could be described as a very fruitful visit to Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia during which he met with members of the Ghanaian community and representatives of companies doing business or intending to do business in Ghana. Among prominent personalities the High Commissioner met in Vancouver was Dr. Felix Durity who has long been involved in the Korle Bu Neuro (...)

Hugh Masekela hits Vancouver this week

by Gibril Koroma - 5 March 2011
One of South Africa’s great musicians, Hugh Masekela is coming to Vancouver, Canada. When he gets here on Friday March 11, he will first give a lecture on the musician’s role as a cultural ambassador and how music can raise social and political awareness. This lecture will be delivered at the University of British Columbia’s downtown campus at 800 Robson street. The next day, Saturday March 12, Masekela, a renowned and internationally recognized jazz musician, will (...)

Vancouver: Interview with GCABC award winner Lois Addo

by Gibril Koroma - 4 March 2011
Lois Addo is a young Ghanaian-Canadian. She is is one of the students that recently won scholarship awards from the Ghanaian Canadian Association of British Columbia (GCABC). In this interview she tells us a bit about herself and her plans. Gibril Koroma: Please tell us a bit about yourself. Lois Addo: My name is Lois and I am 19 years old. I am a first-generation Canadian and was born and raised in British Columbia. Currently, I attend the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver (...)

Toronto: CCAS Black History Month event

1 March 2011
By Our Correspondent A Toronto-based Sierra Leonean activist, Abdulai Bayraytay, Thursday, February 24th, 2011 called on humanity to respect diversity if only the vestiges of racism and intolerance were to be eliminated in the public discourse. Bayraytay made this statement speaking on diversity in his contribution to a discussion celebrating “Black History Month” organized by the Catholic Children’s Aid society (CCAS and held at the Society’s Conference Hall on (...)

Right to Play in Vancouver, Canada

24 February 2011
Whether affected by poverty, disability, discrimination or conflict, a child’s life can be transformed through sport. As Canadians, simple gifts like play are often taken for granted, but watching children in Liberia overcome the effects of war has shown Right To Play delegates Keifala Kromah and Helena Massaquoi the true value of play. They will be in Vancouver on March 1 with Olympian Adam Kreek, for a free event to increase awareness about Right To Play and to share their powerful (...)

Winnipeg: SALNAM end of year social

12 January 2011
Commentary By Abu Bakarr Kamara (Biggie Smalls), Winnipeg, Canada. At an end-of-year social organized by the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba a large number of Sierra Leoneans came together in a spirit of love and unity, to bid farewell to 2010 and to welcome 2011 on Friday, December 31st, 2010. The event took place at the City Oasis in the city of Winnipeg. The occasion which was organized in grand style, is a tradition for Sierra Leoneans in Manitoba to come together as (...)

Interview with Vancouver spoken word artist Scruffmouth

by Gibril Koroma - 20 December 2010
Kevan Cameron is one of the most popular spoken word performers in British Columbia, Canada. Also known as Scruffmouth, Kevan describes himself as a scribe and a dub poet. I recently had an interview with Scruffmouth and he tells me who he is and what he does. Gibril Koroma: Please introduce yourself to our readers. Kevan Cameron: My name is Scruffmouth, I am a scribe and dub poet. You could say that I am a published writer and a professional spoken word artist. GK: How would you (...)

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EDITORIAL

Dispelling the Ebola Myths and Misinformation: Citizens’ Responsibilities

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ebola can be best described as an ‘exterminator’, a disease that is wasting away families and decimating communities. Because of its (...)

OPINION

Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note that (...)