More immigration workers needed: union
CBC News Posted: Oct 6, 2011 8:28 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 6, 2011 8:22 AM AT
The wait for applications through the Canada Immigration office in Sydney is 19 months. Google Street View
There are thousands of people in Canada waiting for their citizenship applications to be completed, and the Canada Employment Immigration Union says more workers are needed to clear the backlog.
Senior facing deportation from Guysborough
CBC – Fri, 7 Oct, 2011
A 72-year-old woman in Guysborough is facing deportation to the United States, and her 82-year-old Canadian friend says she’ll go with her.
Nancy Inferrera left the U.S. in 2008 to retire in Guysborough. She bought a trailer with Mildred Sanford, her 82-year-old Canadian friend.
Inferrera thought Nova Scotia would be her permanent home, but her application to stay in the country was rejected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Leandro Lopez-Turatiz has been ordered to surrender himself for extradition to the United States, where he faces murder charges in connection to the death of a Las Vegas man.
Photograph by: Submitted, Las Vegas Police Department
A man wanted for murder in Las Vegas was ordered Friday to surrender himself for committal to be extradited to the United States.
In May last year, Leandro Lopez-Turatiz, 27, was arrested in Vancouver on an arrest warrant for the May 2009 murder of Francisco Lambert-Cordero, 23.
B.C. teen killed in stabbing on Surrey bus
Teen’s mom pleads for witnesses to come forward
CBC News Posted: Oct 9, 2011 11:19 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 9, 2011 4:57 PM PT
A Surrey, B.C., teenager who was stabbed on a bus early Saturday morning has died in hospital of his injuries.
Police say Jamie Kehoe was stabbed in the neck during an altercation on a bus at the corner of 72nd Avenue and 128th Street just after midnight. He died later in hospital.
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The long awaited Prince George Islamic Centre is now ready to open its doors.
The mosque and cultural hall is located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Foothills Boulevard.
It has been under construction since 2009 but was held up by fundraising, site excavation surprises, and weather delays. Those have now been addressed.
Northern B.C.’s first mosque opens in Prince George
CBC – 6 hours ago
The first mosque in northern B.C. opened its doors on Saturday in Prince George.
Muslims in the region have been worshiping in rented rooms and church halls for years but now — after two years of construction — locals finally have a mosque of their own.
“In a mosque, you have a place where you do your own activities that’s your own. You don’t have to call somebody to ask to rent or to come in,” said Dr. Firas Mansour, a local doctor and the project manager for the Prince George Islamic Centre.
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Albanian brothers ordered to leave Canada
CBC News Posted: Oct 7, 2011 3:47 PM MT Last Updated: Oct 7, 2011 3:41 PM MT
Erxhi, Kevin and Kliti Lofca with their uncle and young cousin in August. The brothers are facing deportation to their native Albania. (CBC)
Three teenaged brothers from Albania have been ordered to leave Canada.
Kliti, 13, Erxhyment [Erxhi], 18, and Kevin Lofca, 16, were declared inadmissible following an immigration hearing held Friday in Edmonton. The brothers were found to have overstayed their visas.
The boys’ mother Etleva, arrived on a work permit in 2007. She brought Kliti, her youngest son, with her. Five months later, Etleva was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and died in August 2009.
Her husband and her two oldest sons, Erxhi and Kevin were temporarily allowed into the country earlier that year and extended their stay because of the severity of her illness. Their permits to remain in Canada expired in December 2009.