TASSO Steelband jam for Raptors on “de Lakeshore”

TASSO Steelband jam for Raptors on “de Lakeshore”

When the Raptors decided to bang a drum about their amazing basketball win, the team turned to Steel!  On Monday, Toronto’s All Star Steel Orchestra, (TASSO) was the only steel band performing in the city’s largest ever peacetime parade. TASSO is a Toronto youth based steel pan orchestra under the direction of musician and educator […]

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

Not the way Fitzroy Gordon would want it to Grove.  By Stephen Weir The first time a grieving Marvette Gordon knew there was serious trouble at her late husband’s radio station was when a letter appeared in her mailbox a few weeks ago. She learned that the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice had placed G98.7 […]

Kenneth Forth honoured with Doctor of Laws from University of Guelph

Kenneth Forth honoured with Doctor of Laws from University of Guelph

By Nicole Georges Kenneth E. Forth was endowed with a degree of Doctors of Laws Honoris Causa by the University of Guelph for his notable contribution and advocacy to the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program. Forth’s work has had a profound impact on the Canadian Food and vegetable industry, as well as on the lives of […]

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two  Bahamian men who were reported missing in Italy, were found dead in an Italian river last week,  according to international media reports. The body of  Blair John, 28, a  PhD student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  was recovered on June 5  last from the Po  River in  Turin . The discovery […]

New measures to protect workers and help newcomers sponsor undeclared family members

New measures to protect workers and help newcomers sponsor undeclared family members

OTTAWA – Canada is taking action to help protect vulnerable workers and newcomers who face family abuse, and to help newcomers sponsor family members that they didn’t initially declare, says a news release from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The release notes that  while every worker in Canada is entitled to a safe and healthy […]

Viola Desmond $10 bill wins banknote competition

Viola Desmond $10 bill wins banknote competition

Viola Desmond is the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a banknote. A Canadian $10 bill has won the top prize in an international banknote competition. The bill, featuring Canadian civil rights activist Viola Desmond, beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award. The Bank of Canada won […]

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