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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Feature, Interviews

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

Jagmeet Singh comes out against Kinder Morgan pipeline in climate change plan

Posted on 20 June 2017

The NDP leadership candidate says Canada needs to commit to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, adding this means saying no to both Kinder Morgan and Energy East. OTTAWA—NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh is releasing a four-page climate change plan that includes taking a stand against the Kinder Morgan and Energy [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ahead of Canada 150 bash, it’s all hands on deck for Ottawa’s emergency personnel

Posted on 20 June 2017

Intelligence agencies and emergency teams have spent months preparing for the Canada 150 celebrations. OTTAWA—Be alert but not alarmed, police are urging Canadians who will congregate under the Peace Tower next month for Canada 150 celebrations — a massive public gathering for which intelligence agencies and emergency teams have spent months preparing. Experts are well [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus promises help for Indigenous kids

Posted on 20 June 2017

The Ontario MP said he would create a federal ombudsperson for Indigenous children, who would have the authority to order departments to comply with policies aimed at improving child welfare. OTTAWA—NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus is promising to find better ways to protect the interests of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children — including by [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Revitalized section of Ontario Place finally reopens

Posted on 20 June 2017

A new $30-million 7.5-acre waterfront park opened Monday at the once-popular lakeside provincial attraction that was shuttered in 2012. In Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot. At Ontario Place, they did the opposite. A new $30-million, 7.5-acre waterfront park opened Monday on the site of a revitalized [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Upcoming Liberal bills to reform Access to Information, national security measures

Posted on 20 June 2017

With just days left before MPs are slated to retreat to their ridings for the summer, the bills will signal the government’s intention to fulfil key promises. OTTAWA—The Trudeau government plans to cap the spring sitting of Parliament with long-awaited legislation on Access to Information and national security — bills unlikely to be debated by [...] Continue Reading

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Youth

Government of Canada launches $50-millioncomputer coding program for young Canadians

Posted on 20 June 2017

Program will prepare next generation with digital skills for future jobs Ottawa – Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada Young Canadians will get the skills they need for the well-paying jobs of the future as a result of a $50-million program that gives them the opportunity to learn computer coding and other digital skills. The [...] Continue Reading

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Society

IYDC REACHES OUT TO SENIORS TO STAY HEALTHY, DO YOGA

Posted on 20 June 2017

Hazel McCallion starts yoga in celebration of the Seniors’ month International Yoga Day Canada’s precursor program felicitates Dr. Madan Bali Toronto, June 13: Hazel McCallion, the popular former mayor of Mississauga, participated in a special session of yoga organised by the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC) on Monday June 12 to commemorate Seniors’ month celebrated [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

It’s Market Time

Posted on 20 June 2017

BRAMPTON, ON: This Saturday, June 17 is the much anticipated opening of the Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market. From 7 am to 1 pm, come down and visit your favourite farmers, discover new foods and explore specialty vendors. Do some shopping, catch up with your community and be sure to visit local downtown businesses, many of [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Mumbai Police and Ajay Devgn join hands to combat serious crimes

Posted on 20 June 2017

Ever since the time Ajay Devgn played the no-nonsense Maharashtra Police in Singham, he became a role model for many. The impact of his role was so tremendous, that the Mumbai Police made him the brand ambassador for their ‘Jagrut Mumbaikar’ campaign, which took place a few years ago. This time round, the Mumbai Police [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

WOW! Preity Zinta to launch her makeup line soon

Posted on 20 June 2017

After venturing into cricket and owning an IPL team, Preity Zinta is all set for another interesting project. The actress has revealed she is coming up with her own make-up line. During a Twitter chat on Friday, June 16, a fan asked her which book adaptation would she like to see herself in or like [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Saif Ali Khan is apprehensive of daughter Sara Ali Khan’s career in Bollywood

Posted on 20 June 2017

Just a week ago, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor confirmed that Saif Ali Khan– Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan will be making her grand Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in his next directorial, Kedarnath. The two had last week gone for Kedarnath darshan. Even before her debut, it seems like Saif Ali Khan has some [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Tiger Shroff opens his mixed martial arts school

Posted on 20 June 2017

 Tiger Shroff, who has always impressed us with his match-beyond dance moves. The actor earlier told Mirrior about his plans of starting a dance and martial arts school for kids. He shared, “It’s great to see kids showing more interest in outdoor activities than in staying home after watching me. They are the future of [...] Continue Reading

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