More than $1 million to remove racist language in West Van covenants: Report

May 26, 2022

Removing racist language from West Vancouver land title documents could cost the municipality more than $1 million, according to a staff report going before council on Monday. The report explores options on how the district can deal with outdated and discriminatory clauses on covenants, which restrict what an owner can do on the property. If the district embarks on its own quest to remove the clauses, it would have to search through...

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Ukraine refugees get donations and warm welcome from Maple Ridge

May 26, 2022

A group of Ukrainian refugees received a warm welcome in the community on Saturday. Nine families, comprised of about 30 individuals, received donations of pants, socks, T-shirts, dress shirts, hats, toques, gloves and mittens, raincoats, sleeping bags, shoes, boots, vests, and heavy winter jackets – all items from The North Face clothing company. The items were distributed from the basement of Maple Ridge city councillor Ahmed Yousef’s own house. Yousef...

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Celebrate what it means to be Canadian during Citizenship Week

May 26, 2022

It’s Citizenship Week this week, from May 23 to 29, 2022.  During Citizenship Week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is asking Canadians across the country and around the world to show their pride in their history, culture, achievements and shared citizenship. “This week is a chance to celebrate what it means to be Canadian — from the rights we enjoy, to the responsibilities we share, to the diversity that makes...

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Businesses offer jobs for Afghan newcomers

May 26, 2022

By Gov Canada The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Canada has now welcomed a total of 13,050 Afghan refugees, with more arriving every week. For many newcomers, securing meaningful employment is a critical step in their resettlement journey and is integral to financial independence. It also helps ease Canada’s labour shortages and supports our country’s post-pandemic...

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Celebrate what it means to be Canadian during Citizenship Week

May 23, 2022

It’s Citizenship Week this week, from May 23 to 29, 2022.  During Citizenship Week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is asking Canadians across the country and around the world to show their pride in their history, culture, achievements and shared citizenship. “This week is a chance to celebrate what it means to be Canadian — from the rights we enjoy, to the responsibilities we share, to the diversity that makes...

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Doors Open Richmond showcases the city’s diversity and cultural heritage

May 23, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine| The city of Richmond, B.C., is one of the most diverse cities in Canada with over 60 per cent of its population born outside the country. Every year, Doors Open Richmond celebrates this cultural diversity by offering a look inside the city’s places of worship, cultural and civic centres, local businesses, museums and heritage sites. The 15th annual Doors Open Richmond (DOR), being held from June...

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