Feature, Interviews

Tens of thousands mark Khalsa Day Sikh celebration in Toronto

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory joined thousands in Toronto in celebrating the 39th annual Khalsa Day Parade. Held in commemoration of the Sikh new year, the Khalsa order of Sikhism and the end of Sikh heritage month, this year’s event also celebrated the 350th anniversary of the birth of [...]

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Feature, Interviews

New Peel Police Prisoner Escort Officer the First to Wear Hijab on Duty

When people think of women in general—let alone observant Muslim women—they don’t often think of challenging and traditionally male-oriented jobs like policing. Now, a young woman who recently joined Peel Regional Police as a special constable, prisoner escort officer (PEO) is working—simply by being present—to change that. Yusra Syed, a former University of Toronto Mississauga [...]

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Feature, Interviews

The rise of LillyTube

With two billion views on YouTube, a new book and brands knocking down her door, Scarborough-born Lilly Singh offers a lesson for Canadians looking to ride the wave of cultural disruption. Here’s the thing about success. You can be an online phenom with more than 11 million YouTube subscribers; have a gaggle of William Morris agents working their [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Uzma Jalaluddin loves her Instant Pot but is no longer buying ‘things’

Every once in a while I get caught in a wave of optimistic shopping. I start to think my life really will be better, if only I had an ice cream maker/slow cooker/Le Creuset dish set. It isn’t until credit card digits are surrendered that I remember I don’t like to cook, or learn how [...]

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Financial literacy should be part of an equitable education system Prakash Amarasooriya

Ontario launches plan to teach high school kids financial skills Ontario is rolling out pilot projects at 28 high schools aimed at revamping the Grade 10 careers course and laying the groundwork for financial literacy to become part of the curriculum. About 700 students will be involved in the pilots, running until June, and their [...]

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Canadian Politics

Trudeau backs airstrikes by U.S., allies in Syria

Posted on 18 April 2018

Speaking at the Summit of the Americas in Peru, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada supports strikes aimed at damaging the Assad regime’s chemical weapons capability. LIMA, PERU—Canada was told in advance that the U.S., Britain and France were planning to launch airstrikes against Syria, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday — but [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

Posted on 18 April 2018

Between Jan. 1 and April 14 of 2018, 6,074 asylum seekers have arrived in Quebec — three times more than the number of people that crossed the border in 2017. MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Trans Mountain pipeline ‘will be built,’ Trudeau says

Posted on 18 April 2018

Prime minister says Ottawa will break the political standoff between Alberta and British Columbia over the controversial project. The premiers of B.C. and Alberta met with the prime minister in Ottawa to discuss the dispute over the planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Justin Trudeau says negotiations are underway with Kinder Morgan to see construction go [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Etobicoke development would leave residents next to noisy GO rail yard and ‘advised to close the windows’

Posted on 18 April 2018

City, developer and transit agency struck a deal to allow controversial townhome development officials warned against. New townhomes built near a busy GO rail yard in Etobicoke must come with noise warnings for new purchasers, an agreement approved by city council says. The notices are part of a settlement reached between the city, Dunpar Homes [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Ice storm causes commuter chaos, cancellations and school closures

Posted on 18 April 2018

With some power outages and school closures reported, freezing rain and high winds have tapered off. Traffic chaos across the GTA. Tens of thousands waking up without any power. The CN Tower closed, with ice crashing to the ground. The weekend ice storm raged into its third day Monday, prompting residents across Greater Toronto to [...] Continue Reading

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Housing

GTA housing market poised for spring thaw

Posted on 18 April 2018

Downtown Toronto properties are attracting multiple offers, while realtors in the wider GTA see signs of the market heating up.  “Sizzling” might be overstating the warming property market. But the real estate industry is finally predicting a return to a traditionally brisk spring — the kind of season that was virtually lost last year when, [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

NDP promises $12-a-day child care and lower deficits if elected

Posted on 18 April 2018

The child care promise is the cornerstone pledge of party’s ambitious 97-page platform, Change for the Better, launched Monday. Andrea Horwath is promising affordable child care — free for those who earn $40,000 or less and an average of $12-a-day for everyone else — if the NDP wins the June election. That’s the cornerstone pledge [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Sikh-Canadians Deserve Better Treatment

Posted on 18 April 2018

Coretta Scott King, a great civil rights leader and the wife of Martin Luther King Junior, once said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”  The Sikh-Canadian community epitomizes this value; we embrace the communities that we live and work in, through selfless acts of service [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Ascend Canada recognizes five leaders at 5th Annual Leadership Awards Gala

Posted on 18 April 2018

Tina Lee, the Chief Executive Officer of T&T Supermarkets, was among five individuals recognized for their personal dedication, career achievement, and contributions to the community at the 5th Annual Ascend Canada Leadership Awards. Earlier this month, Lee was named Executive of the Year by Ascend Canada, a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

An emotional Boney Kapoor reacts to Sridevi winning the National Award

Posted on 18 April 2018

The two legends of Indian cinema, Vinod Khanna and Sridevi were honored at the 65th National Awards by rewarding them with the Dadasaheb Phalke and Best Actress Awards respectively. Shekhar Kapur, who was the feature film jury head, announced Sridevi’s name saying that she was the most deserving candidate for the award. Sridevi received the [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh signed for a YRF film

Posted on 18 April 2018

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are undoubtedly the favourite couple of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. And the reason couldn’t be more obvious than him directing them in three films. We are talking about Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. But now, yet another production house has expressed keenness in casting them in [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Khushi Kapoor slays in Falguni and Shane Peacock gown

Posted on 18 April 2018

Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s 17-year-old daughter Khushi Kapoor dressed up for her prom last night ie on April 13 in gorgeous Falguni and Shane Peacock gown. The 17-year-old star kids was styled by Tanya Ghavri. She was decked in an embellished gown, covered with feathers and silver linings. The pictures of Khushi Kapoor styled up [...] Continue Reading

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