Author: Soraya Mangal

Tamil community honoured

Federal, provincial and municipal government representatives joined forces to honour the Tamil community at the 11th annual Thai Pongal Dinner, hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress. In her address, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne highlighted the community and anti-racism. “We have to work to combat systemic racism in all of our venues whether we’re at work, whether we’re with our families – wherever we are in our communities,” she said. Wynne also saluted a “great Canadian,” Captain Gus Dalton, who passed away Jan. 17 at the age of 87. Dalton is famous for rescuing 150 Tamil refugees from two tiny...

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GTA Entertainment: Third time’s a charm for industry veteran and novelist, John Meyer

John Meyer, the industry veteran and head writer at ET Canada since 2005, released his third novel Nov. 17, Shadows, Shells, and Spain, that he was inspired to write while researching his second in Camino de Santiago. “Shadows, Shells, and Spain was first conceived while I was visiting the town of Estella, Spain during the research stage of my second book, Bulls, Bands, and London. Exploring the town, I saw many hikers marching through Estella with their gigantic backpacks and their walking sticks. What was going on? Who were these people?” said Meyer. His first book, Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy...

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GTA Entertainment: Guns N’ Roses take Toronto by storm in two night blowout

Rock supergroup, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up a second and two-night stop in Toronto Oct. 30 on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour at the Air Canada Centre. Their first was at the Rogers Centre July 2016 and according to reviews, were on top form this week with great energy, tributes and of course…hit after hit. These include Welcome to the Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Patience, Paradise City and the song that started it all, Sweet Child O’ Mine. The band also paid tribute to late rocker, Chris Cornell who passed away tragically this year, with their rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun....

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Safety Village turns Spooky for Halloween

The weather was damp and the shuttles were packed but that didn’t stop the community from enjoying the sights, sounds and treats of Halloween in the Village Oct. 28. The community safety village is set up in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Whitchurch-Stouffville for the training and education of emergency workers and school-age children throughout the year. The York Region Police (YRP), fire and paramedic services transformed the area into a haunted miniature village for kids and families to explore. Everyone was given a bag to gather up candies at almost every building, whether it was the pretend Coldwell...

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Trudeau unveils new tax plans while visiting local restaurant

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau kicked off Small Business Week at local Stouffville restaurant, Pastaggio Italian Eatery where he announced a reduction in taxes for small and medium sized business owners. He was joined by Bill Morneau – Minister of Finance, Bardish Chagger – Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Jane Philpott – MP Markham-Stouffville. The tax rate will go down to 10 per cent by January 2018 and then an even lower 9 percent in 2019, in a move to “fulfil a promise (the government) made to Canada’s small business owners”, according to Trudeau. The sudden move was made...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Latcham Gallery

    January 13 - February 24
  2. Masters of Illusion

    February 1 - February 4
  3. 19 on the Park

    February 10


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