Nigerian family remains divided
Published On Wed, 28 Dec 2011
The five Koroma children – Godfrey, Stanley, Lawrence, Sandra and Junior – are pictured with their mother Juliet in Nigeria. She has been prevented from joining them in Canada because embassy officials don’t believe she is “in an ongoing genuine marital relationship” with her husband, Emmanuel.
Two months after joining their father in Canada, Sandra Koroma and her four siblings are still far from their dream of having their family under one roof.
Their mother, Juliet, was left behind in Nigeria after Canadian officials discovered she is not the biological mother of two of the children and that the father, Emmanuel, has a relationship with another woman in Canada.
Montreal Jewish youth volunteering in Ethiopia
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Gathered before leaving on their 12- day mission to Ethiopia are, front row from left, Montreal mission participants Laurent Elkrief, Cedric Kessous and Allie Novack, with, back row, federation staff member Elysa Ben Sabat and mission participants Talia Bensoussan, Elya Chalom and Karine Arzoine. Missing are Tamar Medalssy and Jordana Bernstein.
MONTREAL — Twenty young Jewish people from Montreal and Israel are currently in Ethiopia on a joint humanitarian mission.
Canadian history a strong point with newcomers
CBC News Posted: Dec 27, 2011 4:05 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 27, 2011 4:42 PM ET
The longer you’ve been in the country, the less confident you may be about your knowledge of Canada’s past.
That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies, which found immigrants believe they have a stronger grasp on the country’s history than those born in Canada.
4-year-old sexual assault victim released from hospital
Published 1 hour 16 minutes ago
A 4-year-old girl abducted from a north Toronto home and sexually assaulted was released from hospital on Tuesday.
The girl, who was visiting with family from Connecticut, was abducted early Monday morning from her grandparents’ home on Charleswood Dr., near Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave.
Canada’s Iran sanctions hit migrant investors
Agence France-Presse December 27, 2011 2:05 PM
MONTREAL – Quebec could lose millions of dollars of investments due to the latest Canadian sanctions against Iran, which halts the flow of migrant investors, experts said Tuesday.
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Surrey convenience store worker shot dead on Christmas
Date: Monday Dec. 26, 2011 3:33 PM PT
A convenience store employee working Christmas day as a “good deed” is dead after being shot on the job in Surrey, B.C.
Paramedics discovered a grievously injured 27-year-old Alok Gupta at Ken’s Grocery in the 11000-block of 96 Avenue around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
Toronto girl, 4, taken from home, sexually assaulted
By Tristin Hopper and Megan O’Toole, Postmedia News December 26, 2011 7:58 PM
TORONTO — Police are searching throughout Toronto for a young man who entered a North York home early Monday morning, abducted a four-year-old from her bed and sexually assaulted her in a neighbour’s yard.
Between 3:00 and 3:30 a.m., the parents of the girl “awoke to find that the child was not in her bed,” Det.-Const. Roger Villaflor with the Toronto police sex crimes unit later told reporters at the scene.