I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian African Community on the occasion of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa, is a week-long celebration, held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African Diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As the festive season approaches, many people are busy with last minute preparations so they can celebrate Christmas with family and friends. In the midst of this hustle and bustle, we need to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
Volunteers helping newly-arrived, privately sponsored refugees find housing say landlords are refusing to approve refugee families for apartments because they understandably do not have jobs, bank accounts or credit histories.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, has written to insurance companies and brokers in Ontario asking them to contact their policy holders explaining the difference between personal vehicle insurance and commercial insurance needed when transporting passengers for compensation.
The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is holding a Snap & Share photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, to highlight the wonders of winter in Toronto’s parks, ravines and recreation spaces. From today until February 19, the public is invited to snap and share photos in six categories for a chance to win great prizes. Contest categories include: Colour in Winter, Family Fun, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, the Great Indoors, Winter Wildlife, and Toronto Walking Tour. The last category will be exclusive to participants of a photography walking tour, which will take place in High Park on February 6 and be led by Nikon Canada Ambassador and professional photographer Kristian Bogner. The contest will also include a People’s Choice component.
In the last few days, residents of Ward 39 have contacted me concerned about graffiti written on utility boxes at Kennedy and Steeles, on Canongate Trail west of Elmfield Crescent and west of Kelvin Grove Avenue and in the Mountcastle Gate-Steeles area.
After seeing the graffiti, I immediately contacted officers in the Community Response Unit at Number 42 Division, Toronto Police Service.