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NABA-GTA Basketball League now underway

The North American Basketball Association – Greater Toronto Area Basketball League started its winter competition on January 23, 2016 at the Gymnasium of Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. This is the 10th year that NABA is holding the tournament since February 26, 2007.The games are held every Saturday at Glenforest S.S. from January to 

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The first picture is a group shot in Cathedral Square in Old Havana, where Pope Francis spoke. It's mentioned in the story, along with some details about the square.

If you’re travelling to Cuba, go soon

Before the Carribean island gets flooded with American tourists By Bruce Gates VARADERO – “It’s just like the Philippines,” more than one Filipino has said on visiting Cuba. This Caribbean island of 11.2 million people, just off the coast of Florida, offers a small touch of home a little more than three hours’ flight from 

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Ticzon has been instrumental in leading her team to countless provincial, regional and two national championships.

Elaine Ticzon: 2015 USFTL National Hall of Fame Inductee

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Elaine Ticzon, with her trim build at 5 feet-four inches and 120 pounds, her unassuming demeanor and calm countenance, does not look at all like a celebrated athlete in one of the most daunting and grueling professional sports. However, Ticzon, has just recently earned the title as the first Canadian player to 

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5 things we know about economic inequality

And why we need to act WINNIPEG (Troy Media)–The extent of economic inequality – including what drives it and what to do about it – is hotly debated amongst policy makers, economists and political leaders. What isn’t debated is its effects on certain segments of society: from health outcomes of individuals and entire communities to 

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Ontario needs to do more about doctors who abuse patients

Reforms by Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons a step in the right direction, but not enough OTTAWA (Troy Media)–Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons receives numerous deeply concerning reports of doctors sexually abusing their patients each year, despite the adoption of a “zero tolerance” approach to such abuse 20 years ago. This persistent problem 

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JOURNALISTS KILLED

At least 77 journalists and media workers killed in 2015

By Rignam Wangkhang 2015 was another grim year for threats and attacks against journalists around the world. According to CJFE’s research, 77 journalists and media workers were killed in relation to their work in 2015. The numbers are down from 2014 (100 journalists killed), but the dangers faced by journalists remain unchanged. Last year saw 

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The Liberal government is seemingly backing away from its election promise to double the number of parents and grandparents who can enter Canada annually. 
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Promise on Parent-Grandparent Sponsorships unfulfilled

By Ranjit Bhaskar  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumed receiving sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents (PGP) of Canadian citizens and permanent residents on Monday morning. The case processing centre in Mississauga, Ontario opened its window for receiving the applications at 8 a.m. (EST). Only 5,000 new and complete applications will be accepted this year. 

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St. Margaret parent Jerrylyn Gueverra at the Beatrice Campus.

Parents advocating for school space and culturally-sensitive curriculum

In a school where students are 90 percent Filipino: Frustrated parents seek PEACE at St. Margaret’s Catholic School By Jennilee Austria From Bathurst and Eglinton to Bathurst and Steeles, TCDSB elementary schools have two things in common: high Filipino populations and a need for more space. After implementing full-day kindergarten, St. Margaret Catholic School could 

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CPP and OAS benefit amounts effective Jan. 1, 2016

GATINEAU, QC–Employment and Social Development Canada today announced the benefit amounts for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) effective January 1, 2016. CPP benefits will increase by 1.2 percent for those already receiving CPP benefits. For 2016, the maximum CPP retirement benefit for new recipients age 65 will be $1,092.50 per 

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Hilary Homes (centre) and Abai Coker (right) discuss how we must consider the larger issues at play in the Syrian refugee and North African migrant crises. (Photo Credit: Olu Agboola)

Panel Discusses Root Causes of Migration Crises

  By Diba Hareer The efforts by the Canadian government to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 2016 is generous, but it does not address the factors that caused the massive diaspora in the first place. Only when the roots of this and similar situations such as the North African migrant crisis are addressed can 

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