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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 »

Vancouver is Fair Trade Town

7 May 2010
At a council meeting Thursday morning, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status. Jeff Geipel, Executive Director of Fair Trade Vancouver, says the Fair Trade Town requirements were mostly completed before the organization started the application process, largely due to the fact there is such widespread support for Fair Trade in the city. “This award (...)

Face to Face with rapper Leone Star

by Lans Omar, PV Correspondent, Winnipeg - 30 April 2010
Sierra Leonean born Canada based rapper and producer, Sam Bockarie aka "Leone Star", is out for real this time around. For the very first time in his music career, the PegCity maestro opened up to talk about his life, his passion and his undying love for music. In some high profile music circles, he’s simply addressed by the bosses as "The Heat Man." This is due to his strong conscious lyrics and his electrifying performances. At 22, Leone Star (photo) is poised to take Salone (...)

Michaėlle Jean rules out future in politics

24 April 2010
Canada’s Governor General Michaėlle Jean ( seen with Prime Minister Stephen Harper) has brushed off a question about whether she might consider a career in politics. An African journalist asked Canada’s Governor General recently in Senegal whether she might enter politics when her term expires on Sept. 27. Jean burst out laughing at the question, which came a day after she confirmed that her five-year term would not be extended beyond its scheduled end. Then she said there (...)

Canada, BC, sign new agreement

16 April 2010
On April 9, Dr. Alice Wong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Moira Stilwell, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, signed the new Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement. “The signing of today’s agreement with British Columbia will support the integration of newcomers, helping to ensure that they’re able to contribute to our economy and succeed in (...)

jhr night for rights in Toronto, Friday

22 March 2010
jhr’s Night for Rights this Friday—Last Chance to Get Tickets jhr’s 7th annual Night for Rights is almost sold out! A limited number of tickets are still available — go online right now to get yours while you still can! Set in the Oasi at 99 Sudbury in Toronto’s west end, the night will feature Toronto’s hottest DJs, African drumming, an all-inclusive bar, amazing silent auction and raffle prizes, including a chance to win tickets to anywhere WestJet (...)

Vancouver: Ghana association elects new executive

13 March 2010
Ghana Canada Association of BC (GCABC) ELECTION 2010 President Elect: Charles Quist-Adade Vice President Elect: Gifty Frimpong General Secretary Elect: Timothy Ackah-Sansah Treasurer Elect: Judith Lartey PRO Elect: Daniel Ampong Youth & Children Coordinator Elect: Augusta Odoom ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS: Ernest Daddey Kofi Ohene-Asante Godfried Lovelace-Dodoo James Ackah Kwawu Agbemenu Photo: GCABC President-Elect Dr. Charles (...)

Vancouver: Engineers Without Borders international development conference

13 March 2010
The Vancouver chapters of Engineers Without Borders are excited to present a special day of learning on human development at the UBC Life Sciences Centre on March 27, 2010. The Bridging the Gap Conference, now in its 7th year, is the largest development conference in Western Canada, and attracts delegates from across the country. It brings together members of the community, engineers and non-engineers alike, who share an interest in making a difference. The theme of this year’s (...)

Conference on Southern Sudan in Victoria, BC

3 March 2010
Culled from The New Sudan Vision. A conference held on Friday at Royal Roads University, titled “Southern Sudan: Celebrating the Peace and Contemplating the Future “ aimed to put southern Sudan on the spotlight ahead of the elections in April and the Referendum on the region in 2011. The forum was the brainchild of Sudanese university students in British Columbia, Canada, although Royal Roads University provided the venue for the event and supported the initiative as a student (...)

Sociology instructor talks about the future of black history

26 February 2010
By Jacob Zinn, Kwantlen Chronicle, Vancouver. On Feb. 8, Kwantlen’s sociology department held its annual Black History Month Confab in the conference centre of the Surrey campus. This year, the department collected donations for Haiti earthquake relief and raised $220, bringing the classes total to over $3,000. The well-attended event featured four film screenings on African history and performances by spoken word poets Juliane Bitek, Scruffmouth and John Akpata. Dr. Charles (...)

Journalists for Human Rights: Calling All Volunteers!!!

19 February 2010
Calling All Volunteers!!! Night For Rights, jhr’s sensational 7th annual fund raising party is fast approaching, and we need your help! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us round up the best Silent Auction and raffle prizes we can find. Last year’s prizes included a Vespa and Two Air Canada tickets to anywhere the airline flies, and many, many, more. Let’s see if we can top that this year! Email or call me to find out more information about this exciting (...)

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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 (...)