Day: May 6, 2022

Sandbagging continues in flood-ravaged Peguis First Nation, as evacuee count nears 1,600

Angie Flett is frantically trying to save her 86-year-old auntie’s house. Volunteers piled sandbags in front of the elder’s home on Peguis First Nation, in Manitoba’s Interlake region, on Friday — even though the floodwaters were already lapping against the home’s foundation. “She woke up Sunday morning, she said she was surrounded by a lake,” said Flett. Her […]

Discipline, punishment not the same

News Rhianna Mc Kenzie 2 Hrs Ago San Fernando Central Secondary School students. FILE PHOTO – Counselling psychologist Sonji Harris-Guppy has said Caribbean parents need to understand the distinction between discipling and punishment. Harris-Guppy was speaking during a panel discussion on Thursday hosted by the Faculty of Law, UWI, on Child Abuse or Discipline: An […]

‘Canada benefits from families like yours,’ Justin Trudeau tells Afghan refugees in Hamilton

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Hamilton on Friday to meet some of the families who are among the over 400 Afghan refugees who have resettled in the Ontario city. Trudeau and his son Xavier visited the Eastern Food Market on Upper Wentworth Street, where Hamilton Mountain MP Lisa Hepfner introduced the prime minister to two families. Trudeau met with Ahmad […]

Acting CoP Jacob urges all hands on deck

News Shane Superville 4 Minutes Ago Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob speaks during a town hall meeting at the St Joseph community centre on Thursday evening. Photo by Shane Superville Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob has urged the public and community institutions to join forces with the police in tackling the root causes of crime, […]

This 96-year-old has been singing to hospital patients for 30 years

If you’ve seen a 96-year-old man lugging a guitar or belting out a tune in Toronto hospitals, it was probably George Linton. For the past three decades, the former journalist from Toronto has been volunteering his time to sing to patients and hospital staff in need of a pick-me-up. Last month, the Governor General awarded him the Sovereigns’ Medal for Volunteers to […]

They could have spared my mother

News Elizabeth Gonzales 10 Minutes Ago Relatives of Alex Jagassar leave the Forensics Science Centre in St James on Thursday afternoon. Jagassar was killed by two masked gunmen in Diego Martin earlier that day. – JEFF K MAYERS Norva Le Maitre would easily have forgiven the gunmen who killed her after they chased and killed […]

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