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Muslims and Christians work together  to bring refugees to  Canada  


Muslims and Christians formed a partnership to bring refugee families to Victoria.They will work to help families that fled violence  in Syria and Iraq. The partnership  is formed between  Masjid Al-Iman  ,  Oak Bay United Church and St. Aidan’s United Church in Saanich. Ismail Mohamed Nur, the mosque’s imam said “The groups are a good match… the Muslim community is “very …

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Ex-IDF critic of War Crimes against Gazans


Yonatan Shapira, co-founder of Combatants for Peace, three-time Gaza Boat sailor, and supporter of the Palestinian Campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions  (BDS) will speak in Vancouver: November 3 and 8. In 2003, Yonatan Shapira was one of 27 Israeli air force officers who denounced as war crimes the “targeted assassinations” carried out by Israel in the densely-populated Gaza Strip. The …

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ADALA holds a fundraiser for Syria


A fundraiser for Syrian refugees was held at the St. James Hall on October 14 and organized by ADALA – The Canadian Arab Justice Committee. The event raised over twenty thousand dollars for refugee relief which will be matched by the Canadian government. The event included performances by the Aire Flamenco Arabic Music Group, readings by Marcus Youssef of his …

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‘Salaam Swipe’:  A new B.C. Muslim dating app


A man from Surrey who has created a new dating app for Muslims in B.C. called Salaam Swipe. Khalil Jessa’s new app launched an app on Apple’s store and he already says t hat  he  got an  amounts of positive feedback from Muslims eager to try it. Khalil  said “People have seen this and given me tremendous support because they know that …

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Canada : B.C. university to offer course on the Business of cannabis  


This fall, Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia will offer a course called Introduction to Professional Management of cannabis (Marijuana )for Medical Purposes in Canada, believed  to be the first of its kind, as it will teach students how to operate a cannabis business under  the new government regulations. The online course will be taught by Tegan Adams,  the  business development manager at …

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Canada : Vancouver hookah lounges face uncertain future


In Vancouver, only two hookah lounges remain open for business, but that could end this month. On June , Ahwaz Hookah House and the Persian Tea House lost their appeal of a Provincial Court ruling that upheld the city’s anti-smoking rules and have been told that they had 30 days to halt business operations. The ruling could be an end …

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Obituary- Basim Amin Bishara Azzam


Basim was born in Tiberius, Palestine and passed away peacefully in Vancouver, Canada, surrounded by his loving family. Basim is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Jean, his sister Badia Khouri, brothers Nabil and Atef, scores of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear family friend Sarena. Basim and Jean lived the majority of their lives in Abu …

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Canada Labour Market Reports Shortage of Engineers


According to the report of “Engineering Labour Market in Canada: Projections to 2025”, there will be a huge gap in demand and supply of the qualified experienced and skilled engineers across Canada.  Because of  the growing economy and the retirement of engineers. It is expected that nearly 100 thousand  engineering opportunities will be generated in the next 5 years. The …

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Vancouver’s traffic affected by Ryan Raynolds movie “Deadpool “


Vancouver’s Georgia Street viaduct to eastbound traffic is shutdown today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. because of the filming of Ryan Raynolds movie “Deadpool ” in the city. The closure is not affecting Dunsmuir side as westbound traffic into the city is flowing. Its only effecting traffic on eastbound from Main Street to Citadel Parade. The shutdown of Vancouver’s …

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Three worrisome facts about B.C.’s job market on the eve of Budget 2015


By Iglika Ivanova- The Rabble.ca 2015 marks the sixth year of B.C.’s recovery from the recession. But it’s been a slow and largely jobless recovery in B.C. 1. B.C. needs 93,000 more jobs to return to our pre-recession employment rate (the proportion of working-age British Columbians who have jobs). Only 71.2 per cent of working-age British Columbians have jobs today. …

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