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January 16, 2019 -Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

 

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature in the daily forecast is estimated to reach approximately -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

January 14, 2019 – E-Newsletter

E-Newsletter – January 2019

 

Dear Constituent:                                                    

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

January will be a very cold month for Torontonians. For the latest weather advisories, please visit my website at: http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ .

My office is here to address concerns regarding the community. For web-based constituency services, please visit my website at www.karygiannis.net and complete the Constituency Assistance form.

January 7, 2019 – Eastern Orthodox Christmas

I would like to take the opportunity to wish members of the Eastern Orthodox, Coptic, Armenian and other Christian Communities a Merry Christmas

In the Orthodox tradition, a forty day fast occurs before the Nativity of our Lord. The faithful abstain from foods derived from animals on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Sundays, the faithful honour the old Covenant between God and Abraham and the Covenant between God and those who believe in Christ.

December 26th, 2018 – Kwanzaa

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 that honours African heritage and African-American culture. The celebration honours African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

December 25th, 2018 – Christmas and New Year

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.

December 24th, 2018 – Libyan Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Libyan community on the occasion of Libyan Independence Day.

 In 1934, Italy adopted the name ‘Libya’ as the name of the colony comprised of the provinces of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan.  Idris al-Mahdi as-Senussi, Emir of Cyrenaica, led the Libyan resistance movement against the Italian occupation between World War I and World War II.

December 16, 2018 – 48th Victory Day of Bangladesh

I wish to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Bangladeshi-Canadian community on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day of Bangladesh.  

In 1971, Bangladesh fought against Pakistan in the Bangladesh Liberation War, in order to gain sovereignty. Over the course of 9 months, millions were killed in the crossfire of conflict and many other atrocities were committed. On December 16th, 1971, the Pakistan Armed Forces signed a written agreement of surrender, officially bringing the conflict to an end and marking the creation of Bangladesh.