Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival has been cancelled again

Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival has been cancelled again

  By Stephen Weir It has been a tough summer for the Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival. The free 3-day summer festival was planning to come back big after the Covid shutdown by bringing the annual festival to the Scarborough Town Centre in mid-August. According to Kinron, the company that produces the annual carnival arts festival […]

Joel “Connector” Davis creating an opportunity for artists to perform and build confidence

Joel “Connector” Davis creating an opportunity for artists to perform and build confidence

“Empowering Youth Showcase’’ By Lincoln DePradine  Recording artiste Joel Davis has garnered a measure of success performing in his Caribbean homeland, Trinidad, and winning the Calypso Monarch title of Canada. Davis, popularly known as calypsonian “Connector’’, now is trying to ensure that young performers, whatever their talent and in whatever cultural field, are able to […]

P.S.W succeeds on her second try for permanent residence

P.S.W succeeds on her second try for permanent residence

By Sukhram Ramkissoon A 64-year-old Guyanese woman who I will refer to as “Norma” was recently informed that her second application for permanent residence under humanitarian and compassionate grounds was approved and she is now eligible to apply for permanent status from within Canada. Norma last entered Canada in March 2014 and was granted a […]

‘Caribana Mini Youth Parade’ a Mega Success

‘Caribana Mini Youth Parade’ a Mega Success

By Lincoln DePradine Learning about culture, history, pride through costume making The Caribana Arts Group (CAG) and Tropicana Community Services (TCS) have completed the second year of a project that is producing future generations of wire-benders and other creative talents to sustain the carnival culture, which originated in the Caribbean among enslaved Africans. Officials at […]

Scarborough Shooting Stars signs American rapper J. Cole

Scarborough Shooting Stars signs American rapper J. Cole

  Former NBA all-star Jamaal Magloire joins hometown Scarborough Shooting Stars The CEBL last Thursday that the 6’3″ guard, born Jermaine Cole, has signed a deal with the Scarborough Shooting Stars to continue his professional basketball career. Cole, 37, is set to begin his second consecutive pro basketball stint after playing with the Rwanda-based Patriots […]

UBC to addresses Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism

UBC to addresses Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism

Panellists at the first-ever forum on the Scarborough National Charter are hoping to address how to make campuses more inclusive for Black students and staff. The event, Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter, is being hosted by the University of British Columbia at the Robson Square campus. Handel Wright, senior advisor to […]

Provincial candidates’ discussion of Scarborough issues

Provincial candidates’ discussion of Scarborough issues

Scarborough, Ontario:   The provincial election is taking place on June 2.  What do the political parties have to say to Scarborough? Date Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Time 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location Netwyn Place 10 Thornmount Drive On May 18, Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (SCRO), working together with the Scarborough Business Association (SBA) and […]

The film “Scarborough: The Backbone” now on 17 screens across Canada

The film “Scarborough: The Backbone” now on 17 screens across Canada

  After an impressive opening week box office on just two screens, the indie film Scarborough expanded to seventeen screens across the country this weekend. This intimate, heartbreaking and beautifully rendered tale told from the perspectives of three children from the Kingston-Galloway community has done the seemingly impossible: it’s propelled Toronto audiences to go out […]

Woman regains permanent status after 50 years of absence

Woman regains permanent status after 50 years of absence

  By Sukhram Ramkissoon Permanent residents of Canada are obligated to meet residency requirements.  This means in most situations, unless otherwise noted, a permanent resident must spend at least 730 days in Canada within the five-year period under assessment. Let us look at a case where a citizen of Haiti, who I will refer to […]

MP Salma Zahid’s celebrates Black History Month with a taste of carnival

MP Salma Zahid’s celebrates Black History Month with a taste of carnival

Canadians across the country celebrate Black History Month in February. This is a time when we honour the legacy of Black Canadians, both past and present, and reflect on their many contributions to our country. The constituency office of MP Salma Zahid has traditionally celebrated Black History Month by holding in-person events in Scarborough Centre, […]

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