St. Lucian Independence celebration honors outstanding community contributors

St. Lucian Independence celebration honors outstanding community contributors

The Saint Lucia Toronto Association (SLTA), in partnership with The Consulate General of Saint Lucia, recently hosted a grand celebration to mark the 45th Anniversary of Independence on March 9th. The event, held at the Luxe Convention Centre in Mississauga, included speeches, performances, and a deep sense of community spirit. Luana, President of the SLTA, […]

Saint Lucian’s Prime Minister will be in Toronto to attend 45th Independence Gala

Saint Lucian’s Prime Minister will be in Toronto to attend 45th Independence Gala

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre is set to join the Saint Lucian community in Toronto for a grand celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Independence on March 9th. The Saint Lucia Toronto Association (SLTA), under the auspices of The Consulate General of Saint Lucia, is hosting a Gala to mark this momentous occasion. The 45th […]

Ontario judge underscores the importance of education

Ontario judge underscores the importance of education

By Neil Armstrong Justice Irving André, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, is urging Black Canadians who take education for granted to meditate on the struggles to attain a decent education in Ontario. He was the guest speaker at the Peel United Cultural Partners 23rd annual Black History Month Concert held recently […]

Mississauga’s Black History Month ends with vibrant Carnival launch

Mississauga’s Black History Month ends with vibrant Carnival launch

It looks like Mississauga’s Black History Month will conclude with a significant event in 2024, set to take place this Sunday at the city’s Small Arms Inspection Building on Lakeshore Road. The Freedom Mas Band is wrapping up the month with the year’s first Carnival costume launch, which they’ve named the Black History Month Carnival […]

Peel District School Board embraces Afrofuturism

Peel District School Board embraces Afrofuturism

Peel District School Board (PDSB) is embracing the spirit of Black History Month 2024 with  the theme -Afrofuturism: Examine the Past, Question the Present, and Imagine the Future.   Afrofuturism, as defined by the Smithsonian Magazine, is a movement that explores Black identity, agency, and freedom through various forms of art, creative expression, and activism, […]

Peel United Cultural Partners will present its annual Black History Month concert

Peel United Cultural Partners will present its annual Black History Month concert

Peel United Cultural Partners, a collaboration between the Congress of Black Women of Canada – Brampton Chapter and the United Achievers’ Club of Brampton, will present its 23rd Annual Black History Month concert on Saturday. Organizers promise an evening of inspiration and celebration at the Century Gardens Recreation Centre in Brampton. The programme of entertainment […]

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the recent decision to integrate transit fares across Durham, Brampton, Mississauga, and York Region is a monumental step towards creating a more accessible and sustainable transportation network. This move, set to take effect on February 26, addresses a longstanding issue that has burdened commuters with double fares, sometimes costing […]

Mississauga calls for reflection and unity to commemorate Emancipation Day

Mississauga calls for reflection and unity to commemorate Emancipation Day

August 1st is a day etched in history, marking the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Known as Emancipation Day, it stands as a powerful reminder of the past, a beacon of hope for the future, and a call to address systemic racism and discrimination that persist to this day. This year, the City […]

‘My knees hurt going up and down stairs…Do I have arthritis?’

‘My knees hurt going up and down stairs…Do I have arthritis?’

By Dr. Virginia Nsitem A common knee complaint is pain either climbing up or going down stairs, or both. In addition, patients often complain of hearing cracking noises in their knees when they move. One of the first questions they ask is if they have arthritis and may eventually need a knee replacement. Before jumping […]

Exercise your way to better health

Exercise your way to better health

By Dr. Virginia Nsitem Recently, a patient visited my office with news that she was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass and strength, and an increase your risk for fractures. She said that she started an exercise routine of swimming and yoga to improve her condition, and asked when she […]

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