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Wayne, left, and Art hold the first place in line as hundreds arrived at Our Place for Christmas dinner. Photo by Dan Eastabrook/Diversity Reporter Staff

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ary Gull has been in Victoria for just over a year, eking out a living in the margins. He arrived in the city after a 32-hour Greyhound bus ride down the Alaska Highway: “I came here because it’s a lot warmer than it is up there,” said Gull. He was at Our Place on Saturday, December 11, for a Christmas meal supplied to Victoria’s less fortunate: “This is...the third time I’ve had one of these meals. It’s real nice that someone is out there doing this.” That someone is Gordie Dodd, back in his element at Our Place, this time partnered with Yellow Cab to bring some Christmas cheer to those who need it most. Dodd, a

long-time local businessman and the face of Dodd’s Furniture, is well-known for the annual free Thanksgiving dinners he and his company host for Victoria’s less fortunate. This is the first Christmas meal he has helped organize, an event that is planned to become a yearly tradition. “This is our way of giving back to the God that has given us so much,” says Dodd. Over the course of two hours, Dodd & Yellow Cab gave back that good fortune to more than 600 diners, with a team of volunteers making sure that each received a plate of turkey and trimmings with a piece of pie on the side. Despite the crowd upstairs in the dining hall and the line-up winding its way down

the stairs and throughout Our Place, everyone patiently waited their turn. This calmness was something Dodd himself noticed as he moved among the tables, making sure that everyone had what they needed. As he made his rounds Dodd smiled, and said, “Thanksgiving comes and goes, Christmas comes and goes. This spirit we should have year round.” Grateful diners like Gary Gull can’t help but agree. See more coverage on page 11.

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Pakistani-Born Pilot Blacklisted By Security Authorities Wins $319,000 Damages MONTREAL - A Pakistani-born pilot who was blacklisted as a security threat by U.S. security forces has won an unprecedented $319,000 from Bombardier Inc. because it refused to give him pilot training.

The Quebec human rights commission ruled recently that Javed Latif had been discriminated against because of his ethnic orgin and nationality and had his dignity compromised. Latif’s lawyers were still looking for him Wednesday to tell him about the settlement — the biggest the commission has ever awarded. “We’re pretty thrilled with the decision,” said Catherine McKenzie, one of Latif’s lawyers, adding she and the commission had tried to reach Latif without success. “He’s often flying out of the country. He may not know about it.” Latif, who has been a pilot for 25 years, was turned down by Bombardier in 2004 because American authorities deemed him “a threat to national security.”

A spokeswoman for Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.B) said the company was still reviewing the decision, which was made public Wednesday. “I can confirm that, since 2008, Mr. Latif has followed some training sessions here at Bombardier, since the American authorities decided to lift the ban,” said Sylvie Gauthier. “He’s followed now three training sessions here.” Gauthier said Bombardier will decide in the coming weeks whether to appeal. McKenzie says U.S. authorities had authorized Latif to get training in 2003 but then reversed themselves and did not tell him why. She said Bombardier then refused him training in 2004 not only on his U.S. licence but his Canadian one as well. While the case was pending, U.S. authorities reversed their decision against Latif again — and once more did not tell him why — and he was able to get training from Bombardier and resume working as a pilot in 2010. “The kinds of airplanes that Mr. Latif

flies are Bombardier planes and he can only obtain that training at Bombardier facilities, which was the problem,” McKenzie said. “He couldn’t go elsewhere. “It was a very frustrating situation for Mr. Latif.” In the stinging ruling against Bombardier, Judge Michele Rivet said Bombardier never tried to find out if Latif was a security risk for Canadians or Canadian aviation or try to get advice from Transport Canada or the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. She found there was an unlawful interference with Latif’s rights. Latif testified he felt he had been a victim of mistaken identity. Besides being humiliated, he said he was shunned in the aviation milieu and experienced financial problems because he could not get the training upgrades needed to continue working as a pilot.

The head of the training centre told the hearing that American authorities told him not to train Latif and he agreed. He said he considered the Americans

credible, even though the Montreal facility had trained Latif on several other occasions. The centre’s director said Latif was thus considered a “potential terrorist” and that training him would have had “serious consequences for Bombardier Inc.” But a professor at the University of Windsor, told the tribunal that many of the security programs implemented in the U.S. since the terrorist attacks in September 2001 are based on stereotypes and racial profiling. Reem Anne Badhi said it is difficult to correct mistakes because there is no complaint system. Badhi noted the United States has labelled more than 700,000 people as “potential terrorists” since 2007. McKenzie said Latif, who lives in Toronto, now flies private jets for companies in the Middle East.

Missing the Boat: Canada Not Reaping Economic Expertise Offered by Indo-Canadians: Ryerson-led Study We cater 10-800 people for your meetings or office I ndo-Canadians are the secondlargest immigrant group in Canada, encompassing one of the largest diasporas living outside India. But, according to one Ryerson researcher, Canada is not fully benefiting from the economic edge offered by Indo-Canadians and other transnational entrepreneurs.

Sandeep Agrawal, a professor of Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, is the lead author of a study that examined the key determinants of success among high-income Indo-Canadians and compared their economic experience with that of the general Canadian population and Chinese immigrants (the largest immigrant group in Canada). The researchers found that the highest income earners among Indo-Canadian immigrants typically have a university degree, are proficient in English and arrive in Canada before age 34. “These determinants give immigrants a head start, but they don’t guarantee success,” said Agrawal. “There are also systemic barriers, such as a lack of recognition for foreign credentials.” Together with co-author Alex Lovell of Queen’s University, Agrawal studied census data and looked at immigration datasets that included demographic information; personal attributes (e.g. an immigrant’s level of education and selfassessed knowledge of an official language); immigrant landing records and annual tax information. In particular, the researchers studied and compared Indian immigrants who arrived in Canada be-

tween 1985 and 2003.

The researchers discovered that, during the last two decades, the characteristics of typical newcomers emigrating from India have shifted to being a highly skilled, well-educated and largely English-speaking group. In fact, many immigrants from India now arrive as professionals, skilled and technical workers and transnational entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are keen to help the Canadian economy grow, and to preserve existing links with companies and venture capitalists back home.

Both India and China have booming economies; capitalizing on these opportunities can financially benefit transnational entrepreneurs and their adopted homeland. Indian transnational entrepreneurs, however, have not pursued cross-border initiatives to the same extent as their Chinese counterparts. In addition, Indian transnational entrepreneurs tend to only maintain connections with certain regions or groups in their homeland, thus creating regional economic disparities there. By enhancing understanding of the characteristics that contribute to immigrants’ success, Agrawal hopes immigration and settlement policies will be improved for future immigrants. He recommends expanding bridging and job-matching programs to help all immigrants achieve upward mobility. He also suggests that immigration policies be changed to support the efforts of transnational entrepreneurs. Agrawal and Lovell’s paper, High Income Immigrants in Canada, was published in the September issue of the journal South Asian Diaspora.

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Victoria to Host FCM Annual Sustainability Conference, February 8-10, 2011 OTTAWA – For the first time since its inception in 2001, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM’s) Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show will be held outside of Ottawa. The City of Victoria, in partnership with the Capital Regional District, British Columbia, was chosen to welcome delegates to Canada’s premier municipal sustainability event February 8 to 10, 2011. “It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Victoria on becoming the first community outside of the nation’s capital to host this important conference,” said Hans Cunningham, president of FCM and director of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, B.C. “We really appreciate the enthusiastic welcome we’ve received from the City of Victoria and the Capital Regional District, and we are

gearing up for a fantastic event.”

est cities by 2020 (February 9); Amelia Shaw, manager of public consultation and government programs at TransLink, on TransLink’s approach to community engagement, including market research, public consultation and social media strategies (February 9); and Mark Anielski, economist and author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, on how to measure wealth in a way that accounts for happiness, quality of life and sustainable development (February 10). Another highlight will be FCM’s Sustainable Community Awards Reception and Ceremony, during which award winners will be announced in nine categories.

The 2011 Conference is expected to attract more than 500 delegates from all parts of Canada, and to contribute $1.8 million to the local economy. The conference offers municipal leaders and sustainability practitioners a unique learning and networking experience considered invaluable by past participants. Earlybird rates are available to those who register before December 15, 2010. Keynote speakers include Gil Penalosa, executive director of 8-80 Cities, on ways to plan sustainable transportation for growth (February 8); Sadhu Johnston, deputy city manager of the City of Vancouver, on the role of public and private partner engagement in helping Vancouver to become one of Canada’s green-

Mathieu Da Costa ChallengeMedia Contact: Joanna Linsangan  Opens ERVICE ADVISORY  Phone: (250) 995‐5720 

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LATE NIGHT SERVICE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE; VICTORIA - On Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18, BC Transit invites the public to HOLIDAY SCHEDULE VICTORIA, B.C. – On Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18, BC Transit invites the public  come out, ride the bus and say ‘hi’ to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

o come out, ride the bus and say ‘hi’ to Santa and Mrs. Claus. 



Friday, December 17  Route  31   6   26   11   8   2  

From  Erie at Dallas   Royal Oak Exchange   HMC Dockyard   UVic Exchange   Burnside at Tillicum   Newport at Windsor  

Start  7:11  8:14   9:03   10:02  11:10   11:54  

End  7:57  8:58  9:51   10:55   11:48  12:12 

To  Royal Oak Exchange  HMC Dockyard  UVic Exchange  Tillicum Mall  Oak Bay Marina  Douglas at View 

Start   9:11  10:05   11:04   11:37   12:48   1:20  2:15 

End   9:50   10:42   11:37   12:14   1:17    2:02    2:52  

To  Langford Exchange  Government at Superior  Tyndall at Grandview  Government at Superior  UVic Exchange  HMC Dockyard  Quadra at McKenzie 

Saturday, December 18  Route  50   50  28   28   4   26   6  

From  Government at Superior  Langford Exchange   Government at Superior   Tyndall at Grandview   Douglas at Belleville  UVic Exchange   HMC Dockyard  

or routes, schedules and general inquiries, please call the local BC Transit operator at  

VICTORIA - This holiday season, BC Transit customers can take advantage of new late night service in Victoria. BC Transit will provide service until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night schedules on routes 4 UVic/Downtown, 6 Royal Oak Exchange/ Esquimalt and 14 Vic General/UVic. Get home safe! Late night service is in effect on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. (Schedule attached) Customers should also be aware of the following holiday schedule: * December 21-23 - Regular schedule * Friday December 24 - Regular schedule including late night service to 1:30 a.m. on Routes 4, 6 and 14 * Saturday December 25 - Sunday schedule * Sunday December 26 - Sunday schedule * December 27-30 - Regular schedule * Friday December 31 - Regular schedule including late night service to 1:30 a.m. on Routes 4, 6 and 14 This is a general overview of the holiday service. For information on specific routes, call Customer Information at (250) 3826161 or visit


December 15, 2010

Events Calendar To book events or submit your event pictures email us at Annual VIRCs Children’s Winter Celebration Crafts, music, activities, food and goody

bags for all children. Saturday, Dec 18th, 1pm-3pm at the Central Baptist Church, 833 Pandora Ave. $1 parking available under the church CFAX’s Santas Anonymous The holidays are fast approaching and so is CFAX’s Santas Anonymous program. Every year, the over 250 volunteers of

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Editor: Mohsin Abbas

Gingerbread Houses, The Inn at Laurel Point

Assistant Editor: Brennan Storr

Come and see works of delicious art on display at the Inn at Laurel Point’s 2nd annual Gingerbread Showcase. Over 40 sculptures are on display, each designed by local chefs. Vote for your favourite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. November 26th to January 2nd, 10am-6pm. A Christmas Carol at Chemainus Theatre Festival

- Serving Victoria for over 20 Years - Come try our Dosas, Idlis and Vadas! - A wide selection from the Tandoor and North and South Indian Thalis. - Lunch Buffet - Monday to Thursday

Notorious grump Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas in this performance of Charles Dickens’ classic story, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Tow. On now until January 08, tickets available by phone at 1-800-5657738 or at 12th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign In support of the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Please help spread the holiday spirit to families supported by the Mustard Seed by dropping off your financial or non-perishable food donation at The Bay Centre. With the buying power of the Mustard Seed, your financial donations will go a long way! On now until December 24th. Publisher: Frontline Media

Contributors: Brennan Storr, Raquel Gallego, Brendan Kergin, Jennifer Patel, Anthem Man, Prof. Darshan Singh, Waqar Yousaf Butt Photographer: Dan Eastabrook Urdu Editor: Dr. Shamas Javid Graphics: Francisco Cumayas David Upper, Randy Hume Webmaster: David Upper Advertisements: Inquiries: Tel: 250-412-1724 Fax: 250-483-6383 General inquiries: contact@ Events: Classifieds: classifieds@diversityreporter. com Letter to Editor: letters@diversityreporter. com Have Your Say: feedback@ Contact: British Columbia Frontline Media, P.O. Box 49022 Victoria, BC V8P 5V8, Canada Saskatchewan 62-1755 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK, S4P 2B5 Ontario 1515-A, Matheson Blvd, E. Suite # 216 Mississauga, ON, L4W 2P5

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Restaurant Guide Indian Food Market 4011 Quadra St, Unit #8 250-479-8884 Philippines-Oriental Village Manila Express, 3185 Quadra St. (250) 386-6525 Zap Thai Restaurant 1207 Esquimalt Road, V9A 3P1 (250) 389-1845 Sookjai Thai 893 Fort Street, V8W 1H6 (250) 383-9945 Baan Thai 1117 Blanshard Street, V8W 1Y8 (250) 383-0050‎ Siam Thai 512 Fort Street, V8W 1E6 (250) 383-9911‎ King & Thai Restaurant 1109 McKenzie Street, V8V 2W1 (250) 360-1615 India Curry House 102-506 Fort Street (250) 361-9000 My Thai Cafe 1020 Cook Street, V8V 3Z5 (250) 472-7574‎ Sod-Sai Thai

1692 Douglas Street, V8W 2G6 (250) 388-9517‎ Sura 1696 Douglas Street, V8W 2G6 (250) 385-7872 Cafe Ceylon 104 -1175 Cook St.V8V 4A1 (250) 388-4949. Kuku’s 24 Burnside Road West, V9A 1B3 (778) 430-5858 Santiago`s Cafe 660 Oswego Street, V8V 4W9 (250) 388-7376 Real Taste of India 766 Fort Street, Victoria 250-477-8883 Cafe Mexico 1425 Store Street, V8W 3C6 (250) 386-1425 La Fiesta Cafe 12 – 1001 Douglas Street, V8W 2C5 (250) 383-6622 Green Leaf Bistro 1684 Douglas Street, V8W 2G6 (250) 590-8302 Kim’s Vietnamese Restaurant 748 Johnson Street, V8W 1N1 (250) 385-0455

Beirut Express 787 Fort Street, V8W 1G9 (250) 590-3005 John’s Noodle Village 823 Bay Street, V8T 1R3 (250) 978-9328 Fan Tan Cafe 549 Fisgard Street, V8W 1R5 (250) 383-1611 Dragon Gate Unit D - 1609 Fort Street, V8R 1H9 (250) 592-1178 Ocean Garden 568 Fisgard Street, V8W 1R4 (250) 360-2818 Don Mee Seafood Restaurant 538 Fisgard Street, V8W 1R4 (250) 383-1032 James Bay Fish & Chips 211 Menzies Street, V8V 2G6 (250) 383-5333 Purple Garden Buffet #138-1551 Cedar Hill X Road, V8P 2P3 (250) 477-886 Mama Rosie’s Philipino Restaurant 10153 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, (250) 656-7671

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December 15, 2010


Have Your Say

Say Merry Christmas Without Worry A

s an observant Muslim, I want to take this opportunity to wish all my Christian and Jewish brothers and sisters a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. I believe that Christmas, more than any other religious holiday, has been under attack the last few years, and I want to lend my support to those who want to wish each other Merry Christmas. For a pluralistic nation that prides itself on embracing freedom of expression and an unofficial separation of church and state, the widespread public celebration of Christmas poses a unique quandary.

The solution of course is to look to our foundation as a pluralistic nation that embraces freedoms of expression and religion, but be cognizant that we do not impose our beliefs on other people. We have to embrace the religions and cultures of everyone; that means embrace with both arms! Let’s celebrate Christmas,

Hanukkah, Kwanza, Eid and Diwali as joyous holidays and without worry of offence.

De-legitimizing the religious aspects of Christmas robs all of us of our respective religious and cultural freedoms.

Successive years of legal action by civil libertarians in the U.S., and a less formal campaign in Canada, have diminished the public promotion of all things Christmas, giving rise to the more politically correct — and judicially safe — “holiday” observances.

People are starting to get fed up and are revolting against what they see as hypersensitivity or political correctness gone amok. My issue is that the people that are often the targets of these revolts — Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus — are not the ones who are pushing the politically correct agenda. These communities do not want to see Christmas undone; rather, they want a seat at the religious celebration table. In other words, the inevitable backlash against these minority religious communities is unfair and unwarranted.

Efforts to remove Christmas from the holiday season have bordered on ridiculous. City halls and provincial legislatures

have erected “holiday trees.” A Toronto judge had a Christmas tree removed from a courthouse’s reception area to the staff room to avoid offending non-Christians. Schools have “winter family festivals” rather than Christmas concerts, at which carols and Santa songs are avoided. Hamilton city hall has removed the large Merry Christmas sign from the escarpment.

It seems that those who want to dilute the Christmas aspects of December fall into two broad categories: Well-intentioned and considerate Christians who do not want to offend non-Christians by having such overt displays of their religion since we live in a multicultural and multi-denominational society; and lapsed Christians or atheists who have left their church and who want to see any and all evidence of public religion removed. Their understanding of secularism is the eradication of all things religious, including Christmas. The point is that those who have declared war on Christmas are not Muslims, Hindus or Sikhs (even though we often

By Hussein Hamdani

get blamed for it). The position of these three minority faith communities (and perhaps other faith communities as well) is that everyone should be entitled to celebrate their religious holidays in the public domain. In other words, instead of eradicating all evidence of religious celebrations, let’s recognize and celebrate them all, and not exclude any. Christians should not have to be asked to dilute their religious observances on Christmas. At the same time, we need to start inviting Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus to offer their prayers and graces at community functions. So feel free to wish your neighbour/ friend/co-worker a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyful Kwanza, Eid Mubarak, Happy Diwali and/or a Happy New Year. If someone wishes you a Merry Christmas, Eid Mubarak or Happy Diwali, do not be offended. They are merely trying to share their joy with you, not trying to convert you to their beliefs. A true pluralistic society embraces all religious expressions. Freelance columnist Hussein Hamdani lives in Burlington, and works as a lawyer in Hamilton.

Top 10 Ways to Recognize & Motivate Aging Workers in the Workplace BY ROY SAUNDERSON


elieve it or not, in 5 years, one out of every five workers will be over the age of 55. This will provide employers with a unique opportunity for working with a more mature and experienced workforce. There are some unique angles to be aware of when motivating and retaining older employees. Keep these following recognition and motivational ideas in mind: 1. Tap into mature adults’ wealth of knowledge. Create opportunities for older employees to mentor new and more junior staff members. Utilize your communications people to capture information older employees know to share across the company through all mediums. 2. Spark cross-generational innovation. Each generation has their own perspective on products and services. Crosspollinate ideas by utilizing the diversity of ages in the workplace and develop innovative products and services which respect all views. 3. Provide fitness opportunities onsite. Today’s 60 is the new 40! The older generations of today are much more ac-

tive and love to exercise. Set up a gym in your building or create a company discount program a local gym facility nearby so exercise, health and wellness are only a few steps away. 4. Revisit and assess your pension plans. Many financial incentives associated with pensions actually encourage older workers to leave the workforce. So with the current wish of older employees to keep working make sure pensions and incentives keep them happy. 5. Ensure flexible family leave opportunities. Many older workers still have elderly parents living but requiring shared care-giving responsibilities. Stay on top of regulated FMLA requirements and become a leader in this area as a positive recruitment strategy. 6. Give genuine feedback and appreciation. There is no age limit on feeling valued. Make sure recognition programs are dignified and respectful across generations and always take time to acknowledge everyone’s contributions. Research shows older workers are more motivated to exceed expectations on the job than

younger workers. 7. Keep healthcare benefits current and flexible. Vision and hearing problems are more likely to occur in older employees so keep benefit plans relevant and useful. Try to negotiate annual on-site hearing screening and eye examinations from your provider to lessen taking work off for these assessments.

nomic downturns and workplace stresses and know how to ride the storms of life. Draw upon this maturity by giving them new and difficult work situations which will provide stimulating job satisfaction.

8. Don’t forget learning and development. Older employees may not necessarily be looking to get ahead career-wise but they still want to learn. Make training available to learn new technologies or business processes and increase their knowledge base. 9. Older can mean wiser. Being older by itself isn’t enough to be in charge – but when you have an experienced and valuable older employee who can lead – let them. Help these employees contribute their strengths, talents and leadership skills by assigning them special projects or overseeing a team. 10. Challenging work experiences. Older workers have gone through eco-

This article first appeared in the December 2010 issue of Diversity! in the Workplace,



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The Best Place on Earth

Recall Ida Chong Team Encouraged By Early Results


ecall Ida Chong Petition organizers today released the count of signatures gathered in the first week of the campaign, declaring themselves extremely pleased with the results. Two thousand and forty-one (2,041) signatures have been gathered and passed by the Team’s internal verification process. Michael Hayes, the Recall Proponent, said that these numbers are very encouraging and have given everyone involved with the Recall Petition a real boost.

“Considering that we began serious canvassing just six days ago, and the weather has been less than cooperative, this is this is wonderful,” said Hayes. Petition Coordinator, Colin Nielsen, said that the start-up was a bit trickier than they had anticipated. “Our plans looked great on paper, but needed to be revised as we got feedback from our Canvas Teams,” said Nielsen. “When a group of volunteers is working to manage an even larger body of volunteers, you are bound to encounter challenges.” However,

Nielsen said, canvassers have been patient and positive in their approach. “We have a terrific group of people working with us, donating many, many hours of unpaid personal time. I am proud of the way they are conducting themselves.” Recall organizers have 250 registered canvassers and the number is growing steadily. “Our teams have only done the initial canvass in about twenty-five percent (25%) of designated voting areas in the constituency,” said Hayes. “We have more neighbourhoods to work in and

many callbacks to make. Our two offices are seeing a steady stream of people coming in to sign. There is no doubt in my mind that we will reach our goal.” Recall organizers need to collect 15,368 signatures before February 4th. “Now,” said Hayes, “if we can just get some cooperation with the weather, we’ll be away to the races.”


Jo-Anne Lee, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Jaraad Marani, UVSS Director at Large, David Wang, Assistant Director, Office of International Affairs, Student Ariel Tseng, speaks to students and guests about the controversy and response to Maclean’s recent article, “Too Asian?,” at UVIC’S David F.Strong building. Photos by Dan Eastabrook/ Diversity Reporter Staff


What’s Happening at the Mary Winspear Centre Peninsula Yoga - December Classes Community Christmas Concert Blood Donor Clinic Accordian Christmas Concert Wind In the Willow - Christmas Pantomime Wind In the Willow - Christmas Pantomime New Years Eve Dance NOSA Classes - January on Wednesdays Sidney Shutterbugs - Meeting UVIC Continuing Studies Open House - Spring Courses PROBUS Meeting Blood Donor Clinic Hilarious History of Rock 'n Roll from the Timebenders Sidney Shutterbugs - Meeting Fire's Burning - Triple Threat Class Production Robbine Burns Dinner w/ Greater Vic. Police Pipe Band Sidney Anglers Association Meeting Canadian Federation of University Women Meeting Victoria Master Gardener's Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden NOSA Classes - February on Wednesdays For the Love of Africa Fundraiser


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菲律宾抵制诺贝尔奖 美国拟取消援助 诺贝尔和平奖颁奖典礼虽已 结束,但菲律宾没有派遣代 表出席仪式引起的风波仍在 发酵,总统阿基诺三世周一 (13日)说,美国可能因此 取消对菲律宾的部分援助。

流血事件时就出现裂痕,菲 律宾有很多问题要解决,他 做的一切都是以国家利益为 优先。 菲律宾是美国在东南亚的传 统盟友,但基于地理关系也 与中国保持紧密关系。根据 菲律宾资料,中国是菲律宾 第3大贸易伙伴、第3大认捐 国及第4大观光客来源。

据中央社报道,今年诺贝尔 和平奖得奖人是中国异议人 士刘晓波,菲律宾外交部在9 日就证实驻挪威大使因另有 行程,无法参加颁奖典礼。 中国驻菲律宾大使刘建超感 谢菲律宾体谅中国人民感 受,但许多西方国家及人权 倡议者强烈批评菲律宾的决 定。 阿基诺三世透露,政府官员 向他报告,美国正因菲律宾 未出席诺贝尔和平奖颁奖典 礼,考虑取消对菲律宾的部 份官方援助。 他说,美国驻菲律宾大使已 要求希望在本周与他见面讨

菲律宾普遍被认为是东南亚 国家中民主基础较为稳固的 一个。

论“诸多重要议题”。 阿基诺三世强调,菲律宾是 主权独立国家,没有必要向 包括美国在内的其它国家说 明自己的行为。 总统解释 上任还不到6个月的阿基诺3 世稍早曾表示,他是为了解

救五名在中国被判死刑的菲律 宾人才做出这一决定。 这5名菲律宾人因贩毒在中国 被判死刑。阿基诺说他已经致 信中国当局,希望能够赦免他 们的死刑判决。 阿基诺三世补充说,菲中关系 在8月23日香港游客巴士挟持

“人权观察”组织对菲律宾 的决定感到震惊和失望,并 说这一决定与菲律宾所承诺 的在亚洲促进人权的宗旨背 道而驰。 中国等十几个国家抵制了诺 贝尔和平奖颁奖典礼,但是 中国否认对这些国家施加压 力。

大家谈中国:倒霉的孔子和更倒霉的刘晓波 孔子自古被认为是“大成至圣先 师”,寓意为万世师表、大师之 圣。也成为了中国古代文化传统 的象征。 我想孔子如果在天有灵一定很欣 慰:看见无数一代又一代的炎黄 子孙在私塾里面,在学堂里面, 在孔子的画像面前不断的学习, 不断的思考。看见无数一代又一 代的炎黄子孙在山东的孔庙里面 祈福和膜拜。 但是我估计,孔子再继续看下去 也会气得吐血。一个所谓的“ 伟人”振臂一呼:“打倒孔家 店!”孔庙没了,古籍没了,孔 子塑像要被拉到立着伟人塑像的 广场上烧掉。孔子一夜之间从“ 大成至圣先师”变成了“四旧” ,从人人敬仰变成了人人憎恨。 这个速度绝对要比翻开一本《论 语》要快。 又没过多久,我们忽然一下子变 了。孔子又回来了,成了文化 象征了。引用一句古诗,那真 是:“忽如一夜春风来,千树万 树梨花开”。孔子还代表我们走 出了国门--世界各地都出现了“

孔子学院”。现在孔子的学生可 不止是中国人了,还有外国人。 忽然一下硬朗了起来,自1840 年鸦片战争以来一直是外国人“ 教育”中国人,现在中国人也可 以“教育”外国人了。 现在更自豪事情来了,孔子不但 可以教育外国人了,孔子要肩负 和诺贝尔“单挑”的使命了。我 们的孔子和平奖要奖励给那些有 助于“执政”和平的世界朋友们 了。并且一定要压制住被世界广 泛认可的诺贝尔和平奖。本人以 数十年中国生存经验完全可以预 测出未来几十年的获奖者和获奖 理由。现将预测名单公布如下, 并且本人愿意与看见文章的你打 赌,我预测一定准确。 未来几十年中孔子和平奖获奖人 不完全名单: 朝鲜的金氏父子、古巴领导人卡 斯特罗、津巴布韦总统穆加贝、 伊朗精神领袖哈梅内伊、比利亚 领导人卡扎菲、埃塞俄比亚总统 吉尔马 后面人数众多,不一一列举。

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我其实很想瞧见孔子瞥见这些人获 奖的表情。 回想孔子当年说的:“苛政猛于 虎。”我估计负责监督孔子和平奖 的中国文化部官员们应该都没有听 过,说不定各位文化部的领导人年 轻的时候也砸了不少孔子塑像,所 以骨子里面始终不肯认真了解孔子 的故事。 相比孔子这种死了几千年还要被拿 出来糟蹋的遭遇,更倒霉的估计只 有今年诺贝尔和平奖获得者刘晓 波了。 突然多出一个孔子和平奖其实也只 是为了平衡一下今年刘晓波获得诺 贝尔和平奖对中国政府的冲击,顺 路转移一下国内视线,至少新闻联 播也可以多播一条好消息。至于刘 晓波本人,若干年以后说不定还被 人指责成为了所谓“孔子和平奖闹 剧”的导火索。可怜的刘晓波做了 什么呢?既不偷,也不抢,无非是 说说自己想法,尽尽一个公民的义 务。却要面对来自被代表的十几亿 人民的冷眼和几千年前孔夫子的 压力。


December 15, 2010

Coming Up! Victoria Film Festival February 4 – 13 The Victoria Film Festival February 4th – 13th, 2011. Screening 150 films over 10 days Vancouver Island’s Largest Film Festival Previous Guest Celebrities: Kris Kristofferson, Atom Egoyan, David Foster, Barry Pepper Provides unique and exciting events Brings our Community Together Pre-Festival Bash Thursday-Jan-6-2011: 5:30pm-7:00pm The program guide launch. Sneak previews, cool prizes and mouthwatering appies! Admit: Free The Office Lounge- 759 Yates St. VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL Opening Gala Reception Friday-Feb-4-2011 Film: 6:45pm Reception: 9:00pm The Gala kicks off the Festival. Admit: $40 (Includes film + reception) Film: Empire Theatres, Capitol 6, 805 Yates St. Reception: The Atrium 800 Yates St. Empire Lounge at the Office Feb-4 to Feb-12-2011: 8pm-Close. Before and after a great movie there’s no better way to relax than enjoying local live music, a drink, and some eats with friends at The Office. Admit: Free The Office Lounge - 759 Yates St.

SpringBoard Industry Friday-Feb-4-2011, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday-Feb-5-2011, 9:30am - 4:00pm Sunday-Feb-6-2011, 9:30am - 4:00pm The Victoria Film Festival brings together the people making the most impact in filmmaking, new media and broadcasting in Canada. Learn from the best in master classes and meet leading people from the industry in networking receptions. Admit: $175 (Includes SpringBoard Talks) Empire Theatres, Capitol 6, 805 Yates St. SpringBoard Talks Saturday-Feb-5-2011, 1:15pm - 4:00pm Sunday-Feb-6-2011, 1:15pm - 4:00pm The Victoria Film Festival is bringing renowned rising film and television personalities to Victoria to talk about their experiences and their craft. Selected guests will give a 15-minute talk on a media-related topic of their choice. Admit: $60 Empire Theatres, Capitol 6, 805 Yates St. Canadian Opening Gala Saturday-Feb-5-2011, 7:00pm The first Canadian film that screens at the Festival. Admit: $9 Cineplex Odeon Theatre, 780 Yates St. ViFPA Screening Sunday-Feb-6-2011. 7:00pm Check out the next great film from a member of The Victoria Film Producers’

Association. Admit: $10 Cineplex Odeon Theatre, 780 Yates St. Dinner and More Than a Movie Tuesday Feb-8-2011 & WednesdayFeb-9-2011, 7:00pm Dinner and More Than a Movie screens short films with erotic themes. The event takes place at the coolest cafe in James Bay, with a tantalizing host. An evening that is sure to please in more ways than one. Admit: $35 The Superior, 106 Superior St. Sips ‘n’ Cinema 1 Saturday-Feb-12-2011 Take a trip to the theatre to see the selected film, then move to the Legacy Art Gallery for an evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and engaging discussion of the film you’ve just seen. Admit: $20 2:00pm Film: Empire Theatres, Capitol 6, 805 Yates St. 4:00pm Legacy Gallery, 630 Yates St. Sips ‘n’ Cinema 2 Sunday-Feb-13-2011 It’s another Sips ‘n’ Cinema night. A second evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and engaging discussion of the film you’ve just seen. Admit: $20 2:00pm Film: Empire Theatres, Capitol 6,

805 Yates St. 4:00pm Veneto Tapa Lounge - 1450 Douglas Street ConVerge Saturday-Feb-12-2011, 2:00pm - 5:00pm Explore the city’s most unusual and interesting locations for a fantastic series of short films from across the country and around the world that will challenge any preconceived notions about why and how we watch movies. Join us in an afternoon of play that demonstrates the explosion of changes in our collective film experience. Admit: $15 Within the area from Humboldt St. to Brougton St; and between Government St. and Quadra St. End of Festival Bash Sunday-Feb-13-2011, 9:00pm This is the closing party of the Festival. The Victoria Film Festival Awards will be announced. THE CATEGORIES ARE: Best Feature Film Best Canadian Feature Best Documentary Best Short Best Short Animation Admit: $15 Spinnakers Brewpub & Gastro Lounge 308 Catherine Street

Great Gift Ideas from the Victoria Film Festival The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) has come up with a creative way to add some thrill to the holidays. The VFF is presenting busy shoppers the option to buy unique Christmas gifts right from the comfort of their home, without facing the hassle of long line-ups or frustrating traffic. Christmas Gift Vouchers

The Festival is offering two different Christmas gift vouchers that allow recipients to choose films that are just right for them. You can gift 5 film tickets for $43, or go full out and gift 10 film tickets for $84. Lights, Camera, Action Film Festival Package

For any special gift idea to provide a magical experience it must surely include a night at the legendary Fairmont Empress. Spoil your better half with a romantic night and maybe sight a celebrity or two at the Festival’s host hotel. The Fairmont Empress has collaborated with the VFF to provide:

One night accommodation in a Fairmont room. A la carte breakfast for two in The Empress Room. Two cocktails in The Office Lounge. Two tickets to a film presented at the Victoria Film Festival Price is $149 single or double occupancy. Must be booked for a stay from February 4th - 12th. Further information about this package can be found here:


December 15, 2010


A Merry Christmas from Desjardins Financial Security Network Victoria

Youth in Revolt Former Victoria student Jerry Xie searches for a balance of idealism and practicality.

Jerry participated in public forums like the Fourth Annual Youth Congress, British Columbia Institute for Safe Schools and Communities, British Columbia Police Network Social Cohesion Conference, and more. Said Jerry, “I was thrilled to discover that not only our paths crossed, but working together also incited a lot of constructive discussion”.

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everal years ago, while I was working as coordinator for the Family Violence Prevention Program at the Victoria Immigrant Refugee Centre Society, someone referred Jerry Xie to my office. At the time he was a student of Mount Douglas Secondary School and spoke with passion about his current and future aspirations for rethinking life in the classroom. He wanted classrooms to introduce a curriculum that was multicultural, anti-racist, and pro-justice. He participated in a number of public forums and helped to raise awareness for multiculturalism in the classroom. Now almost 20, Jerry is currently attending Beijing’s Central University of Finance and Economics. Can you tell us what motivated you to take this path? Well, I attended public school. In social studies class, I was eager for stories relevant to my identities and that of my peers of colour. I decided to…be a change agent. I hoped to at least promote public awareness that would further the agenda of many multicultural activists in

garnered many supporters, with whom he developed a strong sense of camaraderie.

What are your plans for university?

the community. What was the journey like? Since I fortunately garnered many supporters, with…whom I developed a strong sense of camaraderie, the journey was not excruciating at all…. there has been a lot of fun. If I had another chance, I would love to walk this path again. What were you able to accomplish? Many of the discussions we had were then taken to community forums and other occasions influential in shaping

public discourse on diversity issues. We raised awareness on the issue of racial and cultural inclusion among educators and public administrators around the province. The feedback has been positive and constructive. A public awareness campaign meant exploring new avenues. Jerry collaborated with the University of Victoria, the Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria, the British Columbia Executive Child Youth Officer, City of Victoria, Antidote, and members of the K-12 education system. With an exceptional personality and an eagerness to learn and inform, Jerry

To me, post-secondary education should be a sampler opportunity, assisting one to acquire insights into the laws of the universe, natural and human tendencies in history, and the possible forms in which the future shall take… I believe that post-secondary education shall provide me with more mature insight into humanity. What would be your words of wisdom to youth of colour who seek paths of change? Dare to voice your reality, but do it through effective channels. Do it with a fusion of idealism and practicality, and you will be heard!


December 15, 2010

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UVIC students and other guests listen to a number of speakers discuss the Maclean’s “Too Asian?” controversy. Photo by Dan Eastabrook/Diversity Reporter Staff

Pakistani-Canadian journalist and editor of Diversity Reporter Mohsin Abbas speaks with Mary-Anne Neal at the Lutheran Church of the Cross about the devastating effects of the recent Pakistan floods. Photo by Dan Eastabrook/Diversity Reporter Staff

Marcus Clayton, Denise Dunn, left, and Chao Yang help prepare a Christmas dinner for Victoria’s homeless at Our Place. Photo by Dan Eastabrook/Diversity Reporter Staff

Gil Skinner hands out plate after plate to hundreds who lined up for Yellow Cab & Dodd’s Christmas dinner at Our Place. Photo by Dan Eastabrook/Diversity Reporter Staff

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December 15, 2010

Laugh and Be Happy! Report by Amy Penner


mmigrating to a new country is often very stressful and hardly a laughing matter. Adjusting to a new culture, language and society, while at the same time facing the pressures of building a new life is a struggle that newcomers are all too familiar with. Taking time to laugh and play makes a world of difference in this transition phase and can have lasting benefits. On Monday, December 6th, immigrants and their Canadian friends were able to enjoy the benefits of laughter, child-play and yogic breathing exercises in a Laughter Yoga session hosted at the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee

Centre Society (VIRCS) by the Cultural Bridging Host Program. Grace Francis Gaughan, a Certified Laughter Yoga Facilitator, led the session and firmly believes in “spreading world peace through laughter.” For Modesta, an immigrant from the Philippines, Laughter Yoga brought back childhood memories of a time when she had “more fun, more play and laughed to the max!” Gaughan describes Laughter Yoga as being “playful and profound!” All of the participants enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to trying it again!

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Gumboot Dancing Across the World! Letitia Annamalai


umboot dancing began in the gold mines of South Africa, where black miners were often shackled and restricted from speaking their native tongues. For the oppressed, the high-energy dance became a means of self-expression. This was during the height of Apartheid, when non-white South Africans were subjected to an unjust system of government which took away their power and segregated the races.

dance at their annual “One World” show at Victoria’s Royal Theatre. On December 8, the students had the opportunity to teach their dances to members of the Intercultural Association of Victoria Youth Group as well as ICA volunteers and staff.

More than 20 years since the fall of Apartheid, “Gumboot Dancing” has come half way across the world to Lester B. Pearson College in Metchosin, B.C.

This was a great opportunity to learn more about this tradition, its origins and how to be both creative and expressive. In just under an hour we managed to learn 3 dance steps and, by the end, had created thunder louder than the storm outside!

The Pearson College Gumboot dancers proudly carry on the South African tradition, and often showcase the

We would like to remember the roots of this tradition, and acknowledge the painful place from which it

comes - today we gumboot dance in solidarity with those people. For more information on getting involved with the Host Youth Program

Ottawa funds Komagata Maru Memorial

as a participant or a volunteer please contact ICA Victoria at 250-3884728.

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced funding to the Khalsa Diwan Society for two projects to commemorate the Komagata Maru incident.

the Komagata Maru.

In 1914, the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver harbour carrying 376 passengers of Indian descent – all subjects of the Crown – and was prevented from docking in the Vancouver port. After a two month standoff in the harbour, the ship went back to India where, in an altercation between the passengers and British soldiers, approximately 20 passengers and a number of soldiers died.

“Canadians of South Asian origin have made enormous contributions to building Canada,” said Minister Kenney. “The Government of Canada is committed to recognizing the experiences of the IndoCanadian community and other communities affected by immigration restrictions applied in Canada’s past.”

“The story of the Komagata Maru is an event in our history that did not do us proud. Prime Minister Harper was the first Prime Minister in Canadian history to recognize the tragic nature of the Komagata Maru incident. He is also the first Prime Minister to apologize to the

It will also receive $104,000 to develop the first phase of a museum dedicated to the incident.

Indo-Canadian community for it,” said Minister Kenney. The Khalsa Diwan Society will receive

$82,500 to work with the Vancouver Parks Board to determine a location and design of a monument to commemorate

The monument to the Komagata Maru will be a replica of the ship and will include the names of all the passengers, photographs and a descriptive plaque. Its proposed location is in a public park near where the ship was anchored in 1914. The museum, located on the grounds of the Khalsa Diwan Society, will also be accessible to the public.


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Skilled Worker Immigrants Faring Well in Canada, New Evaluation Shows ability to speak English or French; and having worked in Canada before applying to immigrate. Having studied in Canada for at least two years and having a relative in Canada are less of a determinant of success. “The evaluation showed that skilled immigrants are doing well in Canada and filling gaps in our work force,” said Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney. “This puts some dents in the doctors-drivingtaxis stereotype.” The findings revealed that the selection criteria, put in place when the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) became law, have been successful in improving the outcomes of skilled

OTTAWA - Immigrants selected by the federal government under the current skilled worker program are contributing to Canada’s economy, a new evaluation has found. The evaluation measured whether the current federal skilled worker program is selecting immigrants who are more likely to succeed economically in Canada. In 2009, federal skilled workers made up approximately 10 percent of Canada’s annual immigration intake—25 percent when one includes spouses and dependent children. According to the evaluation, the biggest predictors of an immigrant’s economic success are having a job already arranged in Canada when applying; the

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Anthem Man Laughs and Cries Victoria was recently treated to two great shows at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre. First up was comedian Dane Cook, who brought his particular style of Gen-X humour to the capitol on November 28. Cook has been doing stand-up comedy for most of his life, “going pro” in 1998. The set-up for Cook’s show had the stage in the middle of the arena, with seating sold all around it and may have been the most-attended show I’ve seen at Save-On Memorial Centre. His unique style of observational humour was a hit with the sold-out Victoria crowd. Dane Cook has never been shy about mining jokes from his own life, and this most recent show was no exception. He joked at length about the breakup of his long-time relationship and subsequent foray into the singles scene. He got big laughs with his stories about getting together with a certain adult film star he’d had his eye on.

His strength is in his story-telling – he can take an event and give it life. It was a fun show by a great entertainer who we’ll like be hearing about for years.

Anthem Man The highlight, at least for me, had to be his story about watching the television program Disappeared. Disappeared tells the story of people who have vanished without a trace, attempting to retrace their steps and often interviewing those who saw them prior to their disappearance. Cook said that in one particular episode a young woman was last seen in the audience at one of his own gigs.

Two days later, Quebec’s own Leonard Cohen came to town. The 76-yearold singer/songwriter delighted his audience with a three hour set, divided into two halves and separated with an intermission. Stylish, poetic and elegant in presentation, it was a pleasure to see and hear such a gifted wordsmith and enthusiastic performer do what he does best.

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In the end, set-closer “I Tried to Leave You” put a smile on everyone’s face and sent them home with warm hearts. A Canadian icon blessed our city November 30th, and hopefully not for the last time.

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Largely the Truth: Dining in Victoria West Coast Tap House | 829 McCallum Road | Langford Brennan Storr/ Diversity Reporter


t’s a sad fact that at this point in my life I prefer coffee shops to bars. Not because I suddenly crave the company of self-important anorectics hardwired into their MacBook pros, but because in a coffee shop one may enjoy a drink in relative peace. The loudest thing you’re likely to hear is light jazz and the soft tap of a keyboard as someone in a turtleneck writes bad poetry about the pale, distant girl who left them when their sweater went out of style In contrast, for relaxation, most pubs are on par with the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The walls are lined with televisions, each displaying a different channel and they compete for your attention with the Keno machine and Sirius satellite radio. In the evening, a band comprised of the bartender’s cousins sets up in the corner with their amplifiers set to “Crush, Kill, Destroy” and commence to playing “Sweet Home Alabama” with all the melody of two planets crashing into one another. The West Coast Tap House, in Langford’s Sheraton Four Points Hotel, certainly didn’t change my mind on the subject. Oh, it’s clean, and the food is very good, but it suffers from the same level of television fetishism found only in modern bars and David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. My wife Nicky & I arrived shortly after two o’clock and the place was nearly empty. We took a bench seat near the wall and when a server found us ordered a soda for her and a coffee for me. Being that this was a bar, a “tap house” no less, a beer would have been preferable but I was driving and recent changes to B.C.’s drunk driving laws make it possible to have your vehicle seized if you get into your car after so much as readingFear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

When it came time to order we decided to jump in at the deep end with the “Barn Door Wings” ($12), peanut butter and honey style. Yes, I know how it sounds and believe me, it looks worse, but by God they were good. They were more bone-in chunks of chicken than wings but the skin was crispy and somehow the thick, creamy peanut butter coating complemented it rather than making me ill. Afterward our waitress came to collect the plate and a funny thing happened – when she asked how our meal was, she actually seemed interested in what we had to say. Certainly the place wasn’t busy, but in most restaurants that kind of question is asked on autopilot regardless of how many customers are waiting. You could answer “It tasted like the night we drove old Dixie down” and the only response you’d get would be a vacant smile as Robyn or Jeff mentally composed their next tweet. Our waitress at the Tap House was a pleasant exception and worth mentioning.

While the service was friendly, each meal seemed to take far longer than necessary to come out of the kitchen and since there were only two other tables occupied, the delay was hard to justify. At the very least our waitress kept us in coffee and soda. Eventually my burger arrived. I had chosen “JJ’s Hot Jalapeno Bacon Burger” ($15), an eight-ounce patty “infused with hickory bacon, loose chorizo, pancetta and fresh jalapenos”. The price included “The Red”, one of the Tap House’s signature “Scoop” toppings, normally a $3 extra. “The Red” has Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Jalapeno and house made red chili sauce. For a side the Tap House offers not only the usual suspects like fries and salad, but edamame as well. Granted, it’s a $2.50 addition, bringing the whole package to $17.50, but given the size of the burger it was nice to have a lighter option as a side. The bun was piled high with lettuce, tomato and onion. It all looked like a

mess waiting to happen and sure enough, once I put the package together enough vegetation tumbled out to keep a family of vegans supplied with self-satisfaction for an entire week. Suddenly I knew why the meal had taken so long to reach the table – the chef had been busily denuding every farmer’s field within 60 miles. After being pruned, it was still an impressive work, filling and spicy, but not worth $15. Infusing the patty with goodies like pancetta and chorizo seems like a grand idea but I’d rather have them placed on top. It could help to avoid unpleasant things such as biting into a hard chunk of ground fat roughly the size of a pea. My only complaint against the edamame was that the spent husks started to get in the way after a while, and a bowl to place them in would have been convenient. The West Coast Tap House is a decent pub that happens to have the misfortune of being in Langford, a suburb so devoid of soul that James Brown records refuse to play. It’s worth stopping by if you happen to be in the neighbourhood but I don’t know that there’s enough to draw residents of downtown on a regular basis. Except the peanut butter wings. Stop looking at me like that and try them.

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More than 40 local businesses and organizations are now part of the growing Safe Harbour network. Several local organizations have recently completed the Safe Harbour training including: the James Bay Community Project, Victoria and Saanich Silverthreads, James Bay New Horizons, the Cook Street Activity

he Safe Harbour Program is a nationwide initiative designed for local businesses and organizations who wish to take a leadership role in creating an environment where all members of our community feel safe and welcomed.

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fi≈÷ß‚ Á∆ «¬º’ √Ë≈‰ «¬√∂ Ï‘≈È∂ ÒØ’ √Ú∂∂ √Ú∂∂ ¿∞·‰◊∂ ÿ∂Ò± Ó«‘Ò≈ ≈‘ Â√Ò∆Ó Á≈ ª √‘∆ ¡Â∂ Íz◊ Ø ≈Ó Á∂÷‰ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á «¬’ ◊ ÈÚ∆∫ «Úº «Áæ⁄ Ò∆ «¬º «Ú⁄ ¬∆ Û ‘≈Î∞ÓÀ ’∂.Ï∆.√∆. ’ ‘Ø’Ø Í¬∂≈ÊÈ Ò¬∆ ¡≈ÔØ«‹Â ÍzÀ√ ’≈ÈÎß√ ÁΩ≈È Ó≈«Èß◊ ÚΩ’ “Â∂ «È’Ò √’Á∂ ‘È¢ ÍΩ∫‚ Á «È¿±Ô≈’ : Î∂√Ï∞µ’ ͱ∆ Á∞È∆¡≈ Á∂ ÒØ’ª Á∆ ÒØÛ Ï‰ ⁄∞µ’∆ Ò∆ «Ú«Á¡≈Ê∆¡ª Íؘ «ÁßÁ∆ Ï≈Ò∆Úπæ‚ ’Ò≈’≈ «ÏÍ≈Ù≈ Ï√πÕ «‹È∂Ú «‹ºÂ‰≈√’±«¬‘ Á√Á≈ ‘À «’ È≈Ò ‡∆.Ú∆. √Ø⁄,Ø Ú’Â ÏÁÒ‰ È≈Ò «¬‘ ‡∆.Ú∆. ¬∆-Ó∂Ò √∂Ú≈ «Úµ⁄ «‘µ√∂Á≈∆ “ÎÀ∫√∆ « ¡≈Ó ¡Ωª Á∂ ‹∆ÚÈ È≈Ò «’√ Â∑ª ÍzØ◊≈Ó «’ßÈ∂ «√‘ÂÚË’ √≈«Ï ȑ∆∫ ’È≈ ⁄≈‘∞ßÁ≈ √◊Ø∫ ͱ∆ ◊≈Î ‹∞Û «‘≈ ‘À Â∂ ¿∞√ 鱧 ÏÁÒ Ú∆ «‘≈ ‘Ø ‰ ◊∂ ¢ «¯ ª ¡«‹‘∂ Íz ◊ Ø ≈Óª «Úº ⁄ Â∑ª «¬√ Á≈ «⁄‘≈ ÓØ‘≈ ÈÚ∆∫ «ÁµÒ∆ : ’≈Î∆ ¿∞ ‘ ¡≈͉∂ Ù≈ÈÁ≈ ¡«ÌÈÀ ȱ ß ÒÀ ‘À¢ ’∞fi √≈Ò Í«‘Òª º’ Á∂Ù Á∂ ¤Ø‡∂ «’√∂ ÔØ ◊ ◊∞  ± ȱ ß Ú∆ √º « Á¡≈ ‹≈ √’Á≈ ÏÁÒ‰≈ ⁄≈‘∞ßÁ≈ ‘À¢ Á∞È∆¡≈ «ÁȪ ÂØ ∫ «ÎÒÓ∆ ÍÁ∂ ÂØ ∫ Á±  ’∂ Ï∂‘À‘¢µÁ∆¡À ¿∞«҇∆ √∞’ ‘ÀÙØ¢¡˜ Á∂ «‘º√∂ «È¿±˜ ¤Ø‡∂ Ù«‘ª Â∂ ’√«Ï¡ª Á∂ ÓºË Ú◊∆ Á∂ √µÌ ÂØ ∫ Úµ‚∂ √Ø Ù Ò Ï≈Ò∆Ú∞ µ ‚ ¡«ÌÈ∂  ∆ ¡Ó∆Ù≈ ͇∂ Ò ¡Ó∆Ù≈ È∂ Áµ«√¡≈ «’«ÈÁ∂Ù Í«Ú≈ª Ò¬∆ ‡Àß’◊ Á≈ ‡∆.Ú∆. ⁄À È Òª “Â∂ È≈ «Á÷≈¬∂ ‹≈‰ Á≈ √≈√ : ؘ≈È≈ «ÂßÈ ÍÀ◊ Ù≈Ï Í∆‰ È≈Ò ¶Ï∆ ¿πÓ ÈÀ µ ‡Ú’ È∂ √Ø Ó Ú≈ ȱ ß ‹ÒÁ∆ ‘∆ ≈‹’∞ Ó ≈ √ß Â Ø Ù ∆ Á∆ “Í≈Ú“ «¬’ Úµ‚∆ «ÎÒÓ ‘À ¢ «¬√ ¡≈͉∂ ÓÀ√∂«‹ß◊ «√√‡Ó Á∆ Í≈¿π «Ú⁄¿∞ÓÁÁ «ÓÒÁ∆ ˛Õ «¬‘ Ò ı∆Á‰≈ Ú∆‰ «’√∂ ÍÒÏË∆ ÂØ∫ ÿ‡ ¡º‹◊æÁ∆¡ª Ó«‘Ò≈Úª Á∆ √Ø⁄ ’∂ÚÒ Ú∆ √Ø⁄ √Ófi ’∂ «ÁºÂ≈ «◊¡≈ ‘À¢ ’¬∆ ¡≈◊≈Ó∆ «ÎÒÓ “Í≈Ú“ «Ú⁄ «Ú⁄ ¡«ÓÂ≈Ì Ïµ⁄È, √ß‹∂ ÁµÂ Ù∞  ± ¡ ≈ ’∆Â∆¢ «¬√ «‘ «¬æ ’ Â≈˜≈ √Ú∂ ÷ ‰ «Ú⁄ √≈‘Ó‰∂ ¡≈¬∆Õ È‘∆∫ √∆ ‘∞ßÁ≈¢ ‡∆.Ú∆. ¿∞È∑ª Ò¬∆ ¿∞Ê∂ º’ ‘∆ √∆«Ó ȑ∆∫ «‘ ◊¬∆¢ ÒØ’ ª «¬√∂ ⁄º’ «Úº⁄ «‘ßÁ∂ ‘È «’ ÁÓÁ≈ ̱ « Ó’≈ «Ú⁄ Ș ¡Â∂ ¡‹∂ Á∂ Ú ◊È Ú◊∂ Úµ‚∂ Î∂√Ï∞µ’ ÚµÒØ∫ È≈ «√Î ¬∆«¬æ«¬º ’ ’ÚÀÏ ¡Èπ√‘∞≈ Âæ’ Á∆ √Ø⁄ Á≈ Á≈«¬≈ ’≈¯∆ ÍzÒØ’ Á∂ √∞√≈¬∆‡ ÍÈ∂ Ú◊≈ ßÁ≈ B@ √∆, √≈Ò ¡Ωª ¿∞‘ Íz‘È¢ Ø◊≈Ó fiÒ’∆¡ª ¡≈¬∂ ◊ ∆¢ ’Ò≈’≈ ÒØ’Á∆¡ª √Ø⁄‰◊∂ «¬√ Á∂÷ Ó∂Ò Ú◊∆ √Ë≈È √‘±Ò ¡≈͉∂ ◊≈‘’ª 鱧 «ÁµÂ∆ ‹≈Ú∂◊∆ √◊Ø∫ ‡À’√‡ ÷Ø‹ «Ú⁄ ¬¡≈ ˛  ‘Ø « ¬¡≈ ‘À ¢ ÿ∂ Ò ± Â∂ ‘∞‰ ⁄Ò∆ ¿∞‘∆ Óº«¬√ Ë Ú◊∆ ÂÏ’∂÷πÒ Á∂≈√≈ ÒØ’‘Ø««Ú√«Âz ‰¢≈ «È¿± ˜ «Úº⁄ «¬È∑ ª∂◊Íz≈Ø◊≈Óª ‘∞‰ «¬‘ ¡Á≈Ò ÂÀ¡ ’∂«Ú⁄ ◊∆ «’«Ú⁄ÒÀÓ∂ «¬√ «ÎÒÓ ’ß Ó ’≈Î∆ ÿµ‡ ‘Ø Ú ÓÀ√∂«‹ß◊, ⁄À‡ Â∂ Î∂√Ï∞µ’ Á∆ ¡≈͉∆ «¬ß‡ÈÒ ÓÀ√∂«‹ß◊ √«Ú√ Ú◊∆¡ª ‹Ø ÒØ’ ÿæ‡ Ó≈Â≈ «Ú⁄ Í∆∫Á∂ ‘È ‡∆.Ú∆.«’ Á∂ È≈«¬’-È≈«¬’≈Úª Ï‰È Ó«‘Ò≈Úª Ú∆ √Ó≈‹ Á∂ ω∂ ω≈¬∂ Á∆¡ª fiÒ’∆¡ª È≈ ¡≈¿∞ ‰«’‘Ø È≈Ò ¿∞Ȫ∑ ∆¡À «Ò‡∆ ÙØ ¡¡«ÓÂ≈Ì “«Ïº◊ ÏΩϵ⁄È, √” Á∂ Íz√ß√‹≈‰ ¡Ó∆Ù≈ ͇∂ Ò ∂ Í Ó∂  ≈ Óß È ‰≈ ‘À «’ Â∞ √ ∆∫ √‘±Òª Ú∆ «ÁµÂ∆¡ª ‹≈‰◊∆¡ª¢ ¡√Ò «Úµ⁄ Î∂√Ï∞µ’ ¡≈͉∂ ◊≈‘’ª ¿π È ∑ ª Á∆ ¿π Ó  «˜¡≈Á≈ Ù≈Ï Í∆‰ Òº ◊ ∂ ‘È¢ ‘≈Ò ‘∆ «Úº ⁄ ’¬∆ „ª⁄∂ «Úº ⁄ ∫ Ø Ï≈‘ «È’Ò ’∂ ‹∆ÚÈ È± ß È± ß ‘∞ ‰ ͱ  ≈ Íz Ø ◊ ≈Ó Á∂ ÷ ‰≈ ÍÚ∂◊≈¢ Á≈ Ú’Â ’∆ ‘Ø Ú ∂ ¢ √’≈ ¿∞ √ Á∂ ÁµÂ ¡Â∂ ¡«ÈÒ ’ͱ  Ú◊∂ «‹‘∆ Í∂ Ù ’≈∆ ’Á∂ ‘Ø , «¬‘ Á∆ ‘ ÒØÛ È±ß Í±≈ ’È≈ ⁄≈‘∞ßÁ≈ ‘À Â∂ «¬√∂ Ò¬∆ ‘ Â∑ª Á∆ √‘±Ò Ú≈«Ò¡ª È≈ÒØ∫ «˜¡≈Á≈ ‘πßÁ∆ ˛Õ «√‘ ’Ò≈’≈ª È≈Ò È˜ ¡≈¬∆ ‘À ¡Â∂ Ó‘µÂÚͱ  È ¡Â∂ ¡«‘Ó ‘À ¢ ∆¡À«Ò‡∆ ÙØ ¡ ˜, ı≈√’ √ß ◊ ∆ Á∂ ÷ ‘∆¡ª ‘È¢ «¬√∂ ȱ ß «Ë¡≈È «Úº ⁄ «¬È∑ ª Íz ◊ Ø ≈Óª ȱ ß Á∂  È≈Ò «Á÷≈¿∞ ‰ Íz √ ≈‰ Á≈ √Óª ÏÁÒ‰≈ ⁄≈‘∞ Á ß ∆ √∆, «¬µ’ ʪ ¿∞µÂ∂ ‘∆ Ó∞‘µ¬∆¡≈ ’Ú≈ «‘≈ ‘À¢ √Ò≈‘ª Á∂ ¡Ë∆È ≈ ȱ ß ÁØ ÍÀ ◊ ÂØ ∫ ÍzØ◊≈Óª, «Úº ⁄ Á∂ Ù Á∂ Á±  -Á∞  ≈‚∂ Á∂ º ÷ ’∂ Ë≈≈Ú≈«‘’ª Á∂ «ÚÙ∂ ÏÁÒ∂ “Â∂ Ó‘≈È◊ª Á∂ ’ß Ó ’≈‹∆ ÒØ ’ ª ȱ ß Ú∆ Í Ó∞ Ï ß ¬∆ ‘≈¬∆ ’Ø  ‡ È∂ ¿∞ √ Á∂ ¯À √ Ò∂ «˜¡≈Á≈ Ù≈Ï È≈ ÒÀ‰ Á∆ ◊æÒ ’‘∆ ÷∂Âª Á∂ ’¬∆˛,ˆ∆Ï Ïº⁄∂ Â∂ ÈΩÈ∂‹Ú≈È Úº÷Ø-Úº÷∂ ⁄ÀÈÒª “Â∂ Íz√≈« “Â∂ «¯Ò‘≈Ò Ø’ Ò◊≈ «ÁºÂ∆ ‘À¢ ‘∞‰ ≈‘ «ÓÒ∂◊∆¢ «¬È∑ª Ù«‘ª Á∂ ‡z«À ¯’ ‹ªÁ∆ Í Ó≈«‘ª Í≈«¬¡≈◊¬∂ ˛¢«’ Ù≈«ÓÒ«Âß ‘جÈ∂ Â∂ÍÀ◊ «Ú‹∂ Â≈ Ú∆ ω∂’Ø¢¬’∂∆ ÏÈπÒ ‘Ø È‘∆∫ ‘∂ ‘≈Ò Á∂ √∆∆¡Ò˜ «Úº⁄ √± ⁄ È≈ Â∂ Íz √ ≈‰ Óß Â ≈Ò∂ Á∂ Á≈ ’ج∆ «‘√≈Ï-«’Â≈Ï ‘∆ È‘∆∫ Ù≈Ï È≈Ò ’√≈È ‘π ß Á ≈Õ ‡À ’ √≈√ Ô± È ∆Ú«√‡∆ «Ú⁄ ’∆Â∆ ◊¬∆ «¬√ ÷Ø ‹ «Ú⁄ Ù≈Ï È≈ Â∂ √À‡∂Ò≈¬∆‡ ‡∆.Ú∆. Á≈ «ÈßÂ Ó«‘Ò≈Úª Á∆ ¤Ú∆ ÏÁÒ∆ ‘À¢ ‘∞‰ ¡«Ë’≈∆¡ª 鱧 Á√‰≈ ‘ØÚ◊ ∂ ≈ «’ ¿∞Ȫ∑ ‘∞ßÁ≈¢ ’∞fi ÒØ’ «ÂßÈ «ÂßÈ ÿ߇∂ ‹≈Ó Í∆‰ Ì≈ Ú≈Ò∂ ÒØ’«Úº ª Á∂⁄Ò¬∆ √«ÊÂ∆ «˜¡≈Á≈ ı≈Ï ˛Õ ÷؉‹Ú≈Ò∆ «Ú⁄ «Ú√Ê≈ √Ó≈‹’ ’Ó˜Ø Â∂ ‘Ó∂ÙÁæª√‘ß∆ fi◊¬∆ ± Ú‘≈¿∞ Á∆ ÓÈÙ≈ “Â∂ Ùº’ «’¿∞∫ È≈ ’∆Â≈ «Úº⁄ Î√∂ «‘ßÁ∂ ‘È, «¬√ Ò¬∆ ’¬∆ «’‘≈Á∆«◊¡≈ ˛Õ Ù≈ÏÁ≈È≈¡‡∞ Í∆‰ ’ ÿæ‡ Ù≈Ï ÒßÁÈ : √‘≈≈ «¬ß‚∆¡≈ ‘؇ÒÓ∆«Èß◊” ÂÏÁ∆Ò∆ «Íz«’«¡≈ º‡ Ú≈Ò∂ ¡ΩÂDBÁ∆Î∆√Á∆ ‹◊∑≈ÒØ¡≈͉∂ ‘’ª Í∆‰ ÍzÂ∆ Ú≈‘À¢¿∞√‘≈≈ ‘ «¬È∑√Ó± ª ‘Á∂ «¬√ “‚ÏÒ ‹≈Ú∂¢ ¿∞√ È∂ ª ¡≈Ó ÒØ’ª Á≈«◊¡≈ Ú≈Ò∂ ÒØ ’ ª ÂØ ∫ Í«‘Òª Ó ‹ªÁ≈ ˛Õ ◊∞ µ Í È∂ Òß Á È Á≈ «¬«Â‘≈√’ ȱ ß ÷∆Á‰ Ò¬∆ ¡≈ Ï∆ ¡À √ È≈Ò ¡ß◊ ω «‘≈ ‘À¢ ‡∆.Ú∆. È∂ «‹ºÊ∂ √∞⁄∂ ӫ‘Ò≈ È∂ ÒÀ Ò¬∆ ‘À, «¬º’ ∫’ Á∂÷‰ ¯≈«¬Á≈ Á∂÷ ’∂ «¬‘ ¯À√Ò≈ ’∆Â≈ √∆¢ √ßÚ≈Áª ‹ª ÿ‡∆¡≈ ÈØ’-fiØ ◊z ≈ √∂ È  ‘≈¿± √ ‘Ø ‡ Ò ÷∆Á‰ Á≈ «Í¤Ò∂ Ó‘∆È∂ ÂØ ∫ ◊µÒÏ≈ √Ó≈‹’ Í«ÚÂÈ È±ß ∂÷ª«’ ¡«‹‘∆ ¡Ω ‹Ø Ï∂Ùº’ ÿ «Úº⁄ ‘∆ Í «¬È∑ª «¬√ ÓΩ’∂ «¬‘ Â’ «ÁºÂ≈ ‹≈ √’Á≈ ÂØ∫ Úªfi∂ «‘ ‹ªÁ∂ √È¢ ’ √ΩÁ≈ ’ «Ò¡≈ ‘À¢ «Ïz«‡Ù ¡÷Ï≈ ‘À «’ ’∆Â≈ ‘À, ¿∞Ê∂ «¬√ 鱧 ¡≈͉∂ Â∆’∂ ‘∂, Í «ÈßÂ ¡≈͉∆ ¤≈Í ¤º‚‰ Ø √∆¢Óß ≈Óª«È¡≈ Á≈ Íz√‹≈ ≈‰«‘≈ Á∂ È≈Ò ‘؉ È≈Ò ‘À «’ “«Ïº◊ ÏΩ√” ‹ª ≈÷∆ ’≈ «¬È√≈¯«‘≈Íz◊ “√ß ‚ ∂ ‡≈¬∆Ó˜“ Ó∞  ≈Ï’ Ì≈Â∆ «¬√ ‹≈«¬Á≈Á Ò¬∆ √‘≈≈ √Ó±‘ È≈Ò ÍzÌ≈«Ú Ú∆ ’∆Â≈ ‘À¢ ‡∆.Ú∆. Ò¬∆ √ßÿÙ ’Á∆ «‘ßÁ∆ ‘À¢ ¿∞‘ «‹‘∂ Íz Ø ◊ ≈Ó Âª’fiª’ Á∂ ‘∞‰ ¿∞‘ Ú∆ «¬È∑ª Á≈ Ò∞¯ ÒÀ È∂ Í«‘Òª ‘∆ «¬µ’ Úµ‚∆ ’Ó √‡ÈÈ≈Ò : Ì≈Â∆ Ó±Ò Á∂Í«Ú≈ «¬’ ÏÂ≈ÈÚ∆ ¡Â∂«ı¡≈Ò ¡Ó∆’≈ ¡ÏÍÂ∆ √∞ÏzÂØ ≈«¬ Á∆ ¡◊Ú≈¬∆ ⁄ÀÈÒª È∂ ڒ«‘¿± Á∂ È≈Ò ¡≈͉∂ Á∆¡ª ı∞È≈◊«’ Ù∆¡ª Á≈ ¢ ‘∞‰ Ϻ‘À«⁄¡ª Á≈ ‘ØÓÚ’ Ú∆ ÓÈØ « Ú«◊¡≈È (ÚΩ Ô ∞ « ˜Ó) “Â∂‹Ó∑≈√’‰◊∂ Ú≈Ò∂ «¬√ √Ó± ‘ È∂ «¬‘ √Ω Á ≈ ’∆Ï ’≈ «ÁµÂ∆ ¢ Á∂ ’≈ȱßÈ∆ Ï≈«ÙßÁ∂ 鱧 Ï≈Ò ¡ÙÒ∆ÒÂ≈ Á∂ ÁØÙ «Ú⁄ AA √≈Ò ÂØ∫ ÚµË Á∆ √˜≈ ¡≈Ë≈ Á≈ «Ú√Ê≈ Ú∆ ’∆Â≈ ‘À ¡Â∂ Ú∆ º ÷ ‰≈ ‹≈‰Á∆ ‘À Â∂ ͱ  ≈ ‘Ø ‹≈«¬¡≈ ’∂ ◊ ≈¢ ‘∞‰Âت ¡≈Ë≈« ‘È¢ Â∂ ¡«‹‘∆ ª’fi≈’ «¬√ √ΩÁ∂ “Â∂ «’z√Ó√ ∫ ¿∞Ȫ∑ √∞‰≈¬∆ ◊¬∆ ‘À¢ √ßÁ∆Í ÚÓ≈ (DB) 鱧 ‹±È B@A@ «Ú⁄ ¡Á≈Ò √≈‘Ó‰∂ C,D@@ ’ØÛ ∞ͬ∂ (DG ’ØÛ ÍΩ∫‚) √Ó≈‹ÁØÙÁ∂ª Á≈Úº÷ Úº ÷ Ú◊ª Á∆¡ª ¡≈ÂÓ«ÈÌ Ú∆ ‘À ¢ ≈‘ Â√Ò∆Ó Á∆¡ª Óß Ó ∆¡ª «Ïº ◊ ÏΩ √ “Â∂ ‘∆ ª ≈ Á∂ ¡ß È ∑ ∂  ∂ «Úº ⁄ ‘∆ ‘Ø √’Á∆ Í«‘Òª Á√÷ ‘؉ Á∆ ¿∞Ó∆Á ‘À¢ Șª «¬’Ï≈Ò ’∆Â∂ ‹≈‰ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á ÁØÙ∆ ’≈ «ÁµÂ≈ «◊¡≈¢ ’ÀÁ ͱ∆ «Úµ⁄ ’∆Â≈ ‘À¢ ¡≈Ù≈Úª ß ‹≈ȉ ’ ¡Ω  Á∆ Ï≈∂ ’≈¯∆ ÷Á∆¡ª ‘È¢ Ϻ«Úµ⁄ ⁄∂ ‘ØÓÚ’ ß «‡’≈¬∆ AHÚ∆∫ √Á∆ «Úµ⁄ ≈‘ Â√Ò∆Ó Á∂ ±Í «Úº⁄ ¡√∆∫ ‘À¢ «ÁÈ Á∆ ΩÙÈ∆ «Úº⁄ ‹ª Ù≈Ó È±¡≈ Ï∆ ¡À√ºÈ∂ √≈Ò B@@A ‘؉ Â∂ÂØ∫¡≈’ª«÷¡≈Úª Ï≈¡Á ¿∞√ “Â∂ȱ¿∞ Ó Ì Ú∆ Ò¬∆ ¡«‹‘∆ «È◊≈È∆‘∆µ÷∆«¬º‹≈Ú∂ ◊∆¡Â∂ «¬√ Á∆¡ª ◊Â∆«ÚË∆¡ª Ï«‰¡≈ ‘À «¬‘ ‘Ø‡Ò ‡∆.Ú∆. “Â∂ ÿ∂Ò± Ó«‘Ò≈ Á∂ «¬º’ ÈÚ∂∫ «’√∂ Á∆ «˜ßÁ◊∆ Á≈ ¿∞‘ «‘º√≈ ÊØÛ◊z È ‰√Ó∂ ‘Ø ‡ Ò Ò∆ Â∂ √Ófi‰ ’Ø«ÙÙ È∂ ’∆Â∆ ¿∞È ∑ª µ«‹¿± ‹≈◊Á∆ Íz«Â«ÈË ¢ ¿∞≈÷∆ ‘ ‹≈‰’≈∆ ¢ ¿∞Íß√‹ ȱ«√Â≈≈ ß Ú∆ ¡≈͉∂ ’≈¿∞ Á∆ Â◊∞‘AB ≈ Ò◊≈¬∆ º÷Á∂ √È, ∑≈ ≈ √Ú∂ ÁΩ≈ÈÁ∆ ¡Á≈Ò ¿∞√ ‘ÀÁ∂¢ «¬ß ‡ÈÀ ‡ Á∆∫Á∆ ÚÂØ ∫ ¿∞Â∂ ¡Â∂ ϵ«⁄¡ª‘ÀÁ∆ «’√∂ ¡Â∂ ˜Ó≈È∂ «Úµ⁄ ¡≈Î ±Í Á∂ ±Ï± ‘ج∂ ‘ª «‹‘Û∆ ¡√Ò «Úº⁄ «Á÷≈«¬¡≈ ‹≈ √’Á≈ ‘À¢ «¬√ Ò¬∆ÓÀ∆«‚¡È ÒØ∫Á∆¡ª A.B ‘∆ ¡Ï ÍΩ∫‚ Á∂ ¡È∞ ¡≈͉∂ ≈Óª ’∆Â∆¡ª 鱧 Ú∆ «¬º ’ ÿ∂ Ó«‘Ò≈ ‘ÀÁ∆ Í«Ú≈ √Ó≈‹ «Úº⁄«‚¿± ¿∞È’ª∑ ÂÓ≈Ó Í ¿∞‘ ’Ø √∞‰ È‘∆∫ √∆¢ «¬√ √Ïß˱Í∆ ’¬∆ Ø’ªÍzØ◊ ¡≈«¬Á ‘È¢ ¿∞√ ÒÁ≈± ÍÛ∑ Ȫ ∆√À«Ò÷∆ ’√ ¡Í≈Ë∆¡ª √‡«Óß√Á≈ ‡ √≈‘Ó‰≈ Á≈ ÿ ‘∞’È≈ ßÁ≈ √∆¢«Í¡≈ √≈Ò «¬º’ ÈÚ∆∫ Ù∞¡ √È¢ ¡Á≈Ò Ù∞±¡≈ «Úµ⁄ ÏÁ«Ò¡≈¢ «‹‘Û∆«◊¡≈ «√Ò≈¬∆ ’∂ ÊØÛ ∑∆ Á∞ÙÚÀ Ú≈∆¡ª ± ≈ ‘À¢ «¬√ 鱧 √’≈ ≈ AA Ú‹∂ Á≈ ‡≈¬∆Ó «ÏÒ’∞Ò ·∆’«Úµ⁄Â∑÷∆Á∂ ª √’≈ «Úº⁄ ’«‘ √±⁄∆ «Ú⁄ Á‹ ’È Á≈ ‘∞’Ó «ÁµÂ≈ ‘À¢ ’„≈¬∆ ¡’±Ï’ B@@H «Ú⁄ B@@A «Úµ⁄ ÏÀ ∫ ’ ÍÀ ¡≈Î Ï∆ ¡À‘À√«’È∂ “«Ïº «¬√ ‘Ø√ ‡”ÒÂ∂Á∆ ‹≈‰ ÂØ∫ ”Â∂ Â∞√º ßÂ√Ï≈¡Á 鱧 ˜≈Â∆’ Ó∞⁄ÒÀµÒ’∂ «ÁµÂ≈ ‹Ø «¬º «¬º’ «◊z Ú∂ÒÎ≈Â≈ √∆ ’∆Â∂ ‹ÁØ∫ ‡∆.Ú∆. - Ï‘∞¿∞ Â√∆ ’Ó≈¬∆ ∫Á∆ ‘À“Â∂ ¢ ’∂¤µ‚ .Ï∆.√∆. ’ ¡≈Ó ¡Ω≈«¬Ò Â È±ß ’È≈ ∫Á≈ Â∂ «È¡ªÍ≈«Ò’≈ ÚºÒØ∫ ÿ∂Ò± ¡Ωª ‘À¢ ‹ÒÁ∆ √Ω‰ Ú≈Ò��� «¬√ ÂØ∫ ÊØÛ¡≈ ◊ ÏΩ ≈÷∆ ’≈ÏØÂ√ ∑≈ √’Á∆ ÁΩ≈ √’≈‡ÒÀ ∫ ‚ (¡≈ Ï∆ ¡À √ ) È∂ «¬√ ÒÀ «Ò¡≈ √∆¢ √ß ‚ ∂ ‡≈¬∆Ó˜ Á∆ Íß ‹ «√Â≈≈ ‘Ø ‡ Ò √∞ Ï z Â Ø ≈«¬ ȱ ß «Ú’∆ È≈Ò G@ ’Ø Û ÍΩ ∫ ‚ «ÓÒ‰ «◊¡≈ √∆ ÍÁ≈ÎÚ∆ «Ú⁄ Á∂ ¿∞√√Ú≈Òª Á≈ Ó∞⁄µÒ’≈ µÁ ’ÍÛ≈¡ «ÁµÂ≈ º «◊¡≈ Ï‘± √∆∆¡Òª ‘Û∑ B@A@ ¡≈«¬¡≈ Á∂ ¡≈ı∆ ’ ‘À ¢ Í ¿∞ √ È∂ «‹‘Û≈ ‘Ω √ Ò≈ Á∂ ͺ÷ «Úº⁄ ’∆Â∂ ◊¬∂ ¯À√«Ò¡ª Á∆ È≈≈˜ ‘Ø √’Á∂ ‘È¢ ¡«‹‘∂ ÁÙ’ª «¬È√≈¯ «‹‘∂ ÙØ¡˜ 鱧 Á∂ È≈Ò È±ß Ú ‘Ø‡Ò Á≈ ’߇ØÒ ¡≈͉∂ ‘µÊ «Úµ⁄ «ÍØ‡ Ó∞Â≈Ï’ ¡≈ Ï∆ ¡À√ «¬‘ ’≈Î∆ √√Â≈ Ú∂ ⁄ ‰ Ò¬∆ ≈‹∆ ‘Ø Á∆ ¿∞Ó∆Á Ò◊≈¬∆Õ √∆¢ ¡≈͉∆ √˜≈ ͱ  ∆ ’È Ò¬∆ ÚÓ≈ √ß ÿ ∆ «‘≈√ «Ú⁄ ‘∂ ◊ ≈¢ ‘Ø«¬¡≈ √∆, Í ¤∂Â∆ ‘∆ √∆∆¡Ò Í‘∞ß⁄‰ Á≈ ¡Ê ‘∆ «¬‘ ‘À «’ ¿∞√ «Á÷≈«¬¡≈ ¿∞‘ Á∂Ù Á∆¡ª ¡È∂’ «¬º’ ’Û∆ Á∂ ±Í «Úº⁄ Á∂«÷¡≈ ‹≈ Ò¬∆ «¬È∑ª ÍzØ◊≈Óª 鱧 √Ú∂∂ D Ú‹∂ «Á÷≈¿∞‰ È≈Ò «¬È∑ª ÍØ◊≈Óª Á≈ «ÈÓ≈Â≈Úª 鱧 ¡«‘√≈√ ‘Ø «◊¡≈ «’ 鱧 ¡È∂’ «Ú«Ù¡ª Â∂ Á∂Ù-Á∞È∆¡ª Ó«‘Ò≈Úª Ò¬∆ «¬º’ «Ó√≈Ò ‘À¢ √’Á≈ ‘À¢ ∆Í∆‡ ’∆Â≈ ‹≈ √’Á≈ ‘À¢ ÿ‡Øÿ‡ √Ó≈‹ “Â∂ √≈’≈≈ÂÓ’ ¡√ ÍÚ∂◊≈¢

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December 15, 2010

ÈÚ∆∫ «ÁµÒ∆- ÁÙ’ª ¡Â∂ Ó«‘Ò≈ ‹Ê∂ Ï ß Á ∆¡ª ÚµÒØ ∫ «Ù’≈«¬Â≈∫ Á≈ √≈‘Ó‰≈ ’ ‘∆ √’≈ È∂ ¡µ‹ “«Ï◊ ÏΩ√” Â∂ “≈÷∆ ’≈ «¬È√≈Δ «Á÷≈ ‘∂ ‡∆.Ú∆. ⁄ÀÈÒ≈∫ 鱧 «¬È∑≈∫ Íz◊ Ø ≈Óª Á∂ Íz√≈È ≈ AA Ú‹∂ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á «Á÷≈¿∞‰ Á∂ ‘∞’Ó «ÁµÂ∂ √È¢ ‘≈¬∆’Ø‡ È∂ ¿π√ ¿πÍ Ø◊ Ò◊≈™Á∂ ‘ج∂ ‡≈¬∆Ó I Ú‹∂ ‘∆ «‘‰ «ÁæÂ≈ ˛Õ ¿∞Ë

‘≈Ò∆Ú∞µ‚ √‡≈ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ ¡À ∫ ‚√È Á≈ “«Ï◊ ÏΩ√” Á∂ ÿ Á≈÷Ò≈ ‘Ø «◊¡≈ ‘À ¡Â∂ ‚Ω Ò ∆ «Ïß Á ≈ ¡Â∂ √Ó∆ √ØÈ∆ ȱ ß Ï≈‘ Á≈ √Â≈ «Á÷≈ «ÁµÂ≈ ‘À¢ √±⁄È≈ ¡Â∂ Íz√≈È ÓßÂ≈Ò∂ Á∂ ¡«Ë’≈∆¡ª È∂ «’‘≈ «’ “«Ï◊ ÏΩ√” ¡Â∂ “≈÷∆ ’≈ «¬È√≈Δ ¡≈Ó ÒØ’ª Á∂ Á∂÷‰ Ò¬∆ È‘∆∫ ‘È, «¬√ Ò¬∆ «¬È∑≈∫ 鱧 ≈ «◊¡≈≈∫ Ú‹∂ ÂØ∫ √Ú∂∂ Íß‹ Ú‹∂ Á∂ √Ó∂∫ ÁΩ≈È ‘∆ «Á÷≈«¬¡≈ ‹≈Ú∂ ¢ ¡«Ë’≈∆¡≈∫ È∂ Á≈¡Ú≈ ’∆Â≈ «’ «¬‘ Í«‘Ò∆ Ú≈ ‘Ø«¬¡≈ ‘À «’ ÓßÂ≈Ò∂ È∂ ⁄«⁄ ‡∆.Ú∆.

ÍzØ◊≈Ó≈∫ Á≈ √Ó≈∫ ÏÁ«Ò¡≈ ‘À¢ «˜’ÔØ◊ ‘À «’ “«Ï◊ ÏΩ√” ’Ò˜ ¡Â∂ “≈÷∆ ’≈ «¬È√≈Δ ¡ÀÈ.‚∆. ‡∆.Ú∆. «¬ÓÀ«˜È “Â∂ «Á÷≈«¬¡≈ ‹≈ «‘≈ ‘À¢ «¬‘ ÙØ¡ ‘∞‰ Í«‘Òª «ÁµÂ∂ √Ó∂∫ I Ú‹∂ ‘∆ «Á÷≈¬∂ ‹≈‰◊∂¢ ÓßÂ≈Ò∂ È∂ Â∂Ò◊± ¡À√. ¡À√. «Ó¿±˜’ ⁄ÀÈÒ ”Â∂ Ú∆ ’«Ê Èß◊˜ ∂ «Á÷≈¿∞‰ ’≈È G «ÁȪ Á∆ Í≈ÏßÁ∆ Ò≈ «ÁµÂ∆ ‘À ¢ «¬‘ ÎÀ √ Ò≈ Óß Â ≈«Ò¡≈∫ Á∆ Ó∆«‡ß◊ «Ú⁄ «Ò¡≈ «◊¡≈ «‹√ «Ú⁄ ◊z « ‘ Óß Â ≈Ò∂ , Ó«‘Ò≈ Â∂ Ï≈Ò «Ú’≈√, «ÚÁ∂Ù ÓßÂ≈Ò∂, √±⁄È≈ Â∂ Íz√≈‰ ÓßÂ≈Ò∂ Á∂ ¡«Ë’≈∆¡≈∫ È∂ «‘µ√≈ «Ò¡≈¢ ¡ΩÂ≈∫ ¡Â∂ √Ó≈‹ √∂Ú∆¡≈∫ Á∂ ’ΩÓ∆ ’«ÓÙÈ ÚµÒØ∫ «¬È∑≈∫ Íz◊ Ø ≈Ó≈∫ Ï≈∂ ’¬∆ «Ù’≈«¬Â≈∫ ’∆Â∆¡ª ◊¬∆¡≈∫ √È¢ «¬’ ¡«Ë’≈∆ È∂ Áµ«√¡≈ «’

¿∞ È ∑ ≈ ∫ È∂ «ÈÓ≈Â≈Úª ȱ ß «¬È∑ ≈ ∫ ÍzØ◊≈Ó≈∫ «Ú⁄ √ØË ’È ‹≈∫ «¬√ ”Â∂ √À∫√ Ú◊∆ ’∞fi Ø’ Ò≈¿∞‰ Ò¬∆ È‘∆∫ «’‘≈, Ï√ ¡≈͉≈ √Ó≈∫ ÏÁÒ‰ Á∂ ‘∞’Ó «ÁµÂ∂ ‘È¢” “≈÷∆ ’≈ «¬È√≈Δ Á∆ ¡À∫’ ≈÷∆ √≈Úß Á∞¡≈Ò∂ ¿∞√ Ú∂Ò∂ ÿ∂≈ ’µ«√¡≈ «◊¡≈ ‹ÁØ∫ fiª√∆ Á∂ «¬’ Ú√È∆’ Ò’ÙÓÈ Íz√≈Á È∂ ÷∞Á’∞Ù∆ ’ Ò¬∆¢ Ò’ÙÓÈ Á∂ Í«Ú≈ È∂ ’«Ê ÁØÙ Ò≈«¬¡≈ «’ ¿∞‘ ÙØ¡ ÁΩ≈È ¡≈͉∆ Ï∂«¬˜Â∆ ÏÁ≈Ù ȑ∆∫ ’ √«’¡≈, «¬√ Ò¬∆ ¿∞√ È∂ ÷∞Á’∞Ù∆ ’ Ò¬∆¢ “«Ï◊ ÏΩ√” ”Â∂ «Á÷≈¬∂ ‹≈∫Á∂ ¡ÙÒ∆Ò «ÁzÙª ¡Â∂ “̵Á Ì≈Ù≈“ ’≈È ’¬∆ «Ù’≈«¬Â≈∫ «ÓÒ∆¡≈∫ √È¢ «¬√∂ ÁΩ≈È √≈Ï’≈ “Ï∂Ú≈⁄” √‡≈ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ ¡À∫‚√È, «‹√ Á∆ ’≈Î∆ √Ó∂∫

ÂØ∫ ¿∞‚∆’ ’∆Â∆ ‹≈ ‘∆ √∆, “«Ï◊ ÏΩ√” Á∂ ÿ Á≈÷Ò ‘ج∆¢ ¿∞√ È∂ √Î∂Á √≈Û∑∆ Í≈¬∆ ‘ج∆ √∆¢ ÍzØ◊≈Ó Á∂ Ó∂˜Ï≈È √ÒÓ≈È ı≈È È±ß ¿∞√ Ú∂Ò∂ Ï∂‘µÁ Á∞µ÷ ‘Ø«¬¡≈ ‹ÁØ∫ √À’√ √≈«¬È Ú‹Ø∫ ‹≈‰∆ ‹≈∫Á∆ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ È∂ «’‘≈ «’ ¿∞ ‘ Ï≈Ò∆Ú∞ µ ‚ √‡≈ √ÒÓ≈È È±ß È‘∆∫ ‹≈‰Á∆¢ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ Ó«‘Ó≈È Ú‹Ø∫ «¬√ ÙØ ¡ «Ú⁄ «Âß È «ÁÈ ·«‘∂◊∆¢ √ÒÓ≈È ¿∞√ 鱧 Ù∞µ’Ú≈ 鱧 «ÓÒ∂◊≈ ‹ÁØ∫ ¿∞‘ ÙØ¡ «Ú⁄Ø∫ «ÚÁ≈ ‘Ø ‘∆ ‘ØÚ∂◊∆¢ Óß«È¡≈ ‹≈ «‘≈ ‘À «’ ¡À∫‚√È È±ß «¬√ Íz◊ Ø ≈Ó Ò¬∆ B.E ’ØÛ ∞ͬ∂ «ÁµÂ∂ ◊¬∂ ‘È¢


December 15, 2010




’ΩÓªÂ∆ ¡÷Ï≈ª ”⁄ “«Ïº◊ ÏΩ√” Á∂ ⁄⁄∂ Ë∆ ÈÚ∆∫ «ÁºÒ∆ : ‘≈Ò∆Ú∞º‚ ¡Á≈’≈≈ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ ¡À∫‚√È ÚºÒØ∫ ‡∆.Ú∆. ÙØ¡ “«Ïº◊ ÏΩ√” «Ú⁄ «Èº’∆ «‹‘∆ Íπ Ù ≈’ Í≈ ’∂ Ï≈Ò∆Ú∞ º ‚ «ÎÒÓ Á∂ Íz«√ºË ◊∆ “Ë’ Ë’ ’È∂ Ò◊≈“ ¿∞µÂ∂ ¡≈͉∂ Ò‡’∂fi‡’∂ «Á÷≈¿∞ ‰ ”Â∂ ’¬∆ ◊À  √’≈∆ ¡Â∂ Ó«‘Ò≈ √≥◊·Èª ÚºÒØ∫ ¡«‹‘∆ ¡ÙÒ∆ÒÂ≈ ‡∆.Ú∆. ¿∞µÂ∂ ÍØ √ ∂ ‹≈‰ ”Â∂ «¬Â≈˜ ’È Ó◊Ø∫ √»⁄È≈ Â∂ Íz√≈‰ Ó≥Â≈Ò∂ ÚºÒØ∫ «¬√ Á≈ √Óª ÏÁÒ∂ ‹≈‰ Á≈ ‘∞’Ó Á∂‰ ’≈È «ÚÚ≈Á ÿ∂«¡≈ ”⁄ «¬‘ ÙØ¡ ‘∞‰ ’ΩÓªÂ∆ ¡÷Ï≈ª «‹Ú∂∫ “◊≈‚∆¡È” ¡Â∂ “«È¿±Ô≈’ ÍØ√‡” Á∆¡ª √π÷∆¡ª «Ú⁄ Ú∆ ¤≈«¬¡≈ ‘Ø « ¬¡≈ ‘À Õ

“Ú≈Ò √‡∆‡ ‹ÈÒ” Á∆ «ÍØ‡ ”⁄ ¡≈«÷¡≈ «◊¡≈ ‘À «’ “Ï∂ ¡ ≈Ú≈Á ÙØ ¡ Á∆ ¡Á≈’≈≈ Í≈Ó∂ Ò ≈ Á≈ ÷πºÒ∑≈͉ Ì≈Â∆ ÁÙ’ª Á∆

Ó≈È«√’Â≈ È≈Ò Ó∂⁄ È‘∆∫ ÷ªÁ≈ Í «¬√ «Ú⁄ Ú∆ ’ج∆ Ùº’ È‘∆∫ «’ «¬√ ÙØ¡ “⁄ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ Á∂ Á≈÷Ò∂ È≈Ò «¬√ Á∆ ‡∆.¡≈.Í∆. ¡≈√Ó≈È ˘ ¤» ‘

◊¬∆ ‘ÀÕ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ Á∂ ¡≈¿∞‰ Ó◊Ø∫ «¬√ ÙØ¡ È∂ ¡«ÓÂ≈Ì Ïº⁄È Á∂ ÙØ¡ “’ΩÈ ÏÈ∂◊≈ ’ØÛÍÂ∆” Á∆ ‡∆.¡≈.Í∆. ˘ ’≈Î∆ «Íº¤∂ ¤º‚ «Áº  ≈ ‘À ‹Á «’ «¬√ ÙØ ¡ Á∆ ‡∆.¡≈.Í∆. Ú∆ ’≈Î∆ «˜¡≈Á≈ ‘ÀÕ Í≈Ó∂Ò≈ ˘ «¬√ ÙØ¡ ”⁄ «Â≥È «ÁȪ Á∆ ÙÓ»Ò∆¡Â Ò¬∆ „≈¬∆ ’ØÛ ∞ͬ∂ Á∆ ¡Á≈«¬◊∆ ’∆Â∆ ◊¬∆ ‘ÀÕ «¬ºÊ∂ Ú‰ÈÔØ◊ ‘À «’ Ó≥Â≈Ò∂ ÚºÒØ∫ √Ó∂∫ Á∆ ÂÏÁ∆Ò∆ Ï≈∂ ⁄À È Ò ˘ «Áº  ∂ ‘∞ ’ Óª ˘ ¡Á≈Ò ”⁄ ⁄π‰ΩÂ∆ «ÁºÂ∆ ◊¬∆ √∆Õ ¡Á≈Ò È∂ Ó≥Â≈Ò∂ Á∂ ‘∞’Óª ”Â∂ Ø ’ Ò≈¿∞ ∫ «Á¡ª «¬√ Á∆ ¡◊Ò∆ √π‰Ú≈¬∆ √ØÓÚ≈ “Â∂ Í≈ «ÁºÂ∆ √∆Õ

Óª Á∆¡ª Ó±Â∆¡ª ”Â∂ Ó≈Ò’ È∂ “√πßÁ∆” Ò¬∆ ·π’≈ «ÁæÂ∂ EA Òæ÷ ̱Â∂ √≈È∑ È∂ ¡À‚«Óß‡È È‘∆∫ «‚æ◊Á∆ ÏÎ «Ú⁄ ⁄≈ ˜ıÓ∆ ’∆Â∂ Ù∂Èfi∂È : Áæ÷‰∆ ⁄∆È Á∂ ◊π¡ª◊‚Ø∫◊ √±Ï∂ «Ú⁄ BBÚ∂∫ «Ó√ Ó≈‚Ò ¡≈Î «Á ÚÒ‚ Óπ’≈ÏÒ∂ Á∂ Î≈¬∆ÈÒ ÁΩ≈È Íؘ «ÁßÁ∆¡ª «‘æ√≈ ÒÀ‰ Ú≈Ò∆¡ª √πÁ ß ∆¡ªÕ

¡À‚Óß‡È : ¡À‚Óß‡È “⁄ À’√Ò ÍÒ∂√ «Ú⁄ «¬’µ·∆ ‘ج∆ Ì∆Û È±ß ¿∞ÁØ∫ Ì≈¡ Á∆ ω ◊¬∆, ‹ÁØ ∫ «¬µ’ ̱  «¡≈ ‘Ø « ¬¡≈ √≈È∑ Ì∆Û «Ú⁄ ‹≈ Ú«Û¡≈¢ «¬√ √≈È∑ È∂ D «Ú¡’Â∆¡ª 鱧 ˜ıÓ∆ Ú∆ ’ «ÁµÂ≈¢ ’ÀÈ∂‚∆¡È Î≈¬∆ÈÒ˜ Ø‚∆˙ Á∂ Ï∞Ò≈∂ Á≈ ’«‘‰≈ ‘À «’ √≈È∑ È∂ ¡≈͉∆ ÁΩÛ Í±∆ ’ Ò¬∆ √∆ Â∂ ¿∞ ‘ ¡⁄≈È’ ‘∆ Ú≈Û “Â∂ ‹≈ ⁄«Û∑¡≈ ¡Â∂ Ì∆Û «Ú⁄ ÚÛ ’∂ ÒØ’ª 鱧 ÁÛÈ Òµ«◊¡≈¢ Í«‘Ò∆ ’Â≈ «Ú⁄ ÏÀ · ∂ «Âß È «Ú¡’Â∆¡ª Á≈ «¬Ò≈‹ ÓΩ’∂ “Â∂ ‘∆ ’∆Â≈ «◊¡≈¢ ⁄ΩÊ∂ «Ú¡’Â∆ 鱧 «¬Ò≈‹ Ò¬∆ ‘√ÍÂ≈Ò «Ò‹≈«¬¡≈ «◊¡≈¢ ¡ÀÒÏ‡≈ ‘ÀÒÊ √«Ú«√˜ Á≈ ’«‘‰≈ ‘À «’ ˜ıÓ∆ «¬µ’ ¡Ω ‘À ¡Â∂ ¿∞√ Á∂ Ȫ Â∂ √«ÊÂ∆ È±ß Í«Ú≈ Á∆ Ï∂ÈÂ∆ ’≈È ˜≈‘ È‘∆∫ ’∆Â≈ ‹≈ «‘≈¢ √∆¡ÀµÎ¡≈ ’«ÓÙÈ ‹Ω‘È «Úß‚«Ú’

È∂ ¡≈«÷¡≈ «’ «¬‘ ÿ‡È≈ «¬√ ÂØ∫

Ú∆ ÏÁÂ ±Í ¡ı«Â¡≈ ’ √’Á∆ √∆, ‹∂ «Í’¡ÍÓÀÈ ‹ÒÁ∆-‹ÒÁ∆ ¿∞µÊ∂ Í‘∞ß⁄ ’∂ √≈È∑ Á≈ ≈‘ È≈ Ø’Á∂¢ ¿∞‘ ÁØÚ∂∫ ‘∆ ¿∞√ √≈È∑ 鱧 ¿∞√ Á∂ ¡√Ò∆ «‡’≈‰∂ “Â∂ ÒÀ ’∂ ◊¬∂¢ «Úß‚«Ú’ È∂ Áµ«√¡≈ «’ ¿∞√ 鱧 «¬√ ◊µÒ Á∆ «⁄ßÂ≈ È‘∆∫ ‘À «’ «¬√ ÿ‡È≈ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á Ø‚∆˙ Á∂ ¡’√ 鱧 √µ‡ Úµ‹∆ ‘À, Í ÒØ ’ ª Á∆ «⁄ß Â ≈ ˜±  ‘À ¢ ¿∞ È ∑ ª ¡≈«÷¡≈ «’ «¬√ √≈È∑ 鱧 ¿∞√ Á∂ Ï≈’∆ Ó∞’≈Ï«Ò¡ª «Ú⁄ «‘µ√≈ È‘∆∫ ÒÀ‰ «ÁµÂ≈ ‹≈Ú∂◊≈¢

«ÙÓÒ≈ : Óß‚∆ ÂØ∫ Ò◊Ì◊ IF «’ÒØÓ∆‡ Á± ‹ß‹À‘Ò∆ Á∂ ’ØÒ √Óπ ß Á ∆ Âæ ‡ ÂØ ∫ AB@@@ Îπ æ ‡ Á∆ ¿π ⁄ ≈¬∆ ”Â∂ √«Ê «Ù’≈∆ Ó≈Â≈ Á∆¡ª Ó±Â∆¡ª ÷πæÒ∑∂ ⁄ϱÂ∂ ”Â∂ ‘∆ √«Ê ‘ÈÕ ¡«‹‘∆ Ó≈ÈÂ≈ ˛ «’ Ó≈Â≈ ¡≈͉∂ ¿πÍ «’√∂ Ú∆ Â∑ ª Á∆ ¤æ ÍÚ≈¿π‰∆ Í√ßÁ È‘∆∫ ’Á∆ Ì≈Ú∂∫ ·ß‚ √Ó∂∫ «¬Ê∂ ¡æ· ÂØ∫ A@ Îπæ‡ Âæ’ ÏÎ ÍÀ∫Á∆ ‘ØÚ∂ Í Ó≈Â≈ Á∆¡ª Ó±Â∆¡ª ’Á∂ Ú∆ ÏÎ ”⁄ È‘∆∫ ÁÏÁ∆¡ªÕ «¬Ê∂ ¡≈¿π‰ Ú≈Ò∂ ÒØ’ «¬√ ˘± «’√∂ ⁄ÓÂ’≈ ÂØ∫ ÿæ‡ È‘∆∫ ÓßÈÁ∂ ‘ÈÕ «¬√ √Ê≈È ”Â∂ ÒØ’ª Á∆ Ì∆Û Ò◊≈Â≈ ÚËÁ∆ ‘∆ ‹≈ ‘∆ ˛Õ Óª Á∆ Ó±Â∆ Á∂ ¡≈√ Í≈√ «‹Ê∂ Ì≈∆ ÏÎ «‚æ◊Á∆ ˛, ¿πÊ∂ ‘∆ Óª Á∆ Ó±Â∆ ”Â∂ ÏÎ Á≈ «¬’ Ú∆ ‡π’Û≈ È≈ «‚æ◊‰ È≈Ò ÒØ’ª Á∂ ÓÈ ”⁄ Óª ÍzÂ∆ ¡≈√Ê≈ ÚË ◊¬∆ ‘ÀÕ

ÍÂ∆ ”Â∂ ‘π’Ó ⁄Ò≈¿π‰ Òæ◊∆ ˛ ÍÀ∆

Òß ‚ È : «ÁÒ’Ù ÍΩ Í √‡≈ ’À ‡ ∆ ÍÀ  ∆ ȱ ß √∂ Ò Ïª‚ Á∂ È≈Ò «Ú¡≈‘ ⁄≈¬∂ ¡‹∂ «¬’ Ó‘∆È≈ Ú∆ È‘∆∫ ‘Ø « ¬¡≈ «’ ¿π √ È∂ ÿ ◊z « ‘√Â∆ Á∆ ’Ó≈È ¡≈͉∂ ‘æ Ê ª «Ú⁄ ÒÀ ∫ Á∂ ‘Ø ¬ ∂ ¡≈͉∂ ÍÂ∆ ”Â∂ ‘π’Ó ⁄Ò≈¿π‰≈ Ùπ± ’ «ÁæÂ≈Õ «‘‡ ¡ÀÒÏÓ ’À Ò ∆ÎØ  È∆¡≈ ◊Ò ÍÀ  ∆ Á≈ ËΩ ∫ √ Á∂ ‰ ≈ ¿π √ Á∂ «Ú¡’Â∆ÂÚ Á≈ ˛Õ «Í¤Ò∂ Ó‘∆È∂ Ì≈ «Ú⁄ «Ú¡≈‘ ’Ú≈¿π ‰ Ú≈Ò∆ ÍÀ  ∆ È∂ «’‘≈ «’ ÓÀ∫ «’√∂ ’ßÓ Á∆ «˜ßÓ∂Ú≈∆ ÒÀ‰ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á ’ßÓ Á∂ ÍzÂ∆ ¿πÂ≈ÚÒ∆ ‘Ø ‹ªÁ∆ ‘ªÕ ÓÀ∫ «‹√ Â∑ª Ú∆ ‘ª «¬√ «Ú⁄ ’πfi È‘∆∫ ’ √’Á∆Õ

Íπ Ù ’ : ¿π Ó  „≈¬∆ √≈Ò, ¶Ï≈¬∆ FH «¬ß⁄, ß◊ ’≈Ò≈ ¡Â∂ ◊«·Ò∂ √∆ Ú≈Ò∆ “√πßÁ∆” ÍπÙ’ Ó∂Ò∂ Á∆ Ù≈È Ï‰ ◊¬∆ ˛Õ ’≈«·¡≈Ú≈Û∆ È√Ò Á∆ «¬√ ÿØÛ∆ ˘ Ó∂Ò∂ ”⁄ ÒÀ ’∂ ¡≈¬∂ ‘È Ï«·ß‚≈ «ÈÚ≈√∆ √π÷Á∆Í «√ßÿÕ Ó∂Ò∂ ”⁄ ÍÙ± Í≈Ò’ ’¬∆ ’¬∆ Íz‹≈Â∆¡ª Á∂ ’∆Ï ⁄≈ ‘˜≈ ÂØ∫ ÚæË ÿØÛ∂ÿØÛ∆¡ª Ú∂⁄‰ Á∂ Ò¬∆ ÒÀ ’∂ ¡≈¬∂ ‘ÈÕ «¬È∑ª ”⁄ √πßÁ∆ ¡≈͉∂ ß◊±Í, ’Á-’≈· Á∂ ’≈È ÍÙ± Í≈Ò’ª Á∂ Ò¬∆ Óπæ÷ ¡≈’Ù‰ Á≈ ’∂∫Á ω∆ ‘ج∆ ˛Õ √π÷Á∆Í «√ßÿ Á≈ ’«‘‰≈ ˛ «’ ¿π‘ «¬√ ÿØÛ∆ ˘ Ú∂⁄‰ Á∂ «¬≈Á∂ Ò¬∆ È‘∆∫ ÏÒ«’ «√Î Íz Á ÙÈ Á∂ Ò¬∆ ÒÀ ’∂


Á∆ «¬µ ÁØ ¤Ø‡ «Úµ⁄ ¡Á≈Ò «ÁµÂ≈ √∞‰≈¿ «¬√ È Ó≈ÓÒ≈ ¡ÀÒ∂È √Ú∂∂ Á «‚◊ ¡À Ò ≈« √���‰≈¬∂ ’∂ Ø Í¬ Í≈√∂ Ù «¬µ’Ò ¡Ú≈˜ «ÁßÁ∆ Ú’∆Ò ◊µÒ ¿ ’∆Â∆ « Á∆ ÒÛ Á∆ ÒÛ «Úµ⁄ Í √∆, √ ϵ⁄∆¡ Ú∂÷«Á¡ Á∂ ‰ Ò

¡≈«¬¡≈ ˛Õ ‘π‰ Âæ’ «¬√ ÿØÛ∆ Ò¬∆ EA Òæ÷ πͬ∂ Á∆ ÏØÒ∆ Òæ◊ ¸æ’∆ ˛, ¿π‘ ¿πÈ∑ª È∂ «¬‘ ÿØÛ∆ È‘∆∫ Ú∂⁄∆Õ

«ÌzÙ‡≈⁄≈ : Ì≈ È∂ F@ √≈Òª ”⁄ ◊π¡≈¬∂ B@E ıÏ πͬ∂

ÓπßϬ∆ : Ì≈ È∂ ¡≈˜≈Á∆ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á √≈Ò B@@H Âæ’ DFB «ÏÒ∆¡È ‚≈Ò «Ìz Ù ‡≈⁄≈, ¡Í≈Ë ¡Â∂ ‡À ’ √ ⁄Ø  ∆ Á∂ ’≈È ◊π ¡ ≈¬∂ ‘ÈÕ Ú≈«Ùß ◊ ‡È «Ú⁄ ‘Ø ¬ ∆ ÷Ø ‹ «Ú⁄ «¬‘ ◊æ Ò √≈‘Ó‰∂ ¡≈¬∆ ˛Õ Ú≈«Ùß◊‡È Á∂ ¡≈«Ê’ Ó≈Ó«Ò¡ª Á∂ Ó≈«‘ √Ó±‘ ◊ÒØÏÒ Î≈«¬Èª√ «¬ß‡∆◊z∂‡∆ Á∂ ‘≈Ò ‘∆ «Ú⁄ ‹≈∆ “Á≈ ‚≈¬∆Ú√ ¡À∫‚ ‚≈«¬È≈«Ó’√ ¡≈¯ «¬Ò∆«√‡ Î≈«¬È≈Ù∆¡Ò ÎÒØ ¡ Î≈Ó «¬ß ‚ ∆¡≈ AIDHB@@H” «Ú⁄ ‹≈∆ «ÍØ  ‡ Á∂ ¡Èπ √ ≈ AIIA «Ú⁄ Ì≈ Á∆ √πËÁ∆ ¡Ê «ÚÚ√Ê≈ Á∂ Ï≈Ú‹±Á

◊À ’≈ȱßÈ∆ Â∆’∂ È≈Ò Á∂Ù ÂØ∫ Ï≈‘ Ì∂‹∆ ‹≈‰ Ú≈Ò∆ ’Ó «Ú⁄ Ï‘π Ú≈Ë≈ ‘Ø«¬¡≈ ˛Õ √Ú∂ Á∂ ¡Èπ √ ≈ Ì≈ ȱ ß ’π Ò DFB «ÏÒ∆¡È ‚≈Ò Á≈ Èπ ’ √≈È ‘Ø « ¬¡≈ «‹√ È≈Ò Ì≈ Á≈ «ÚÁ∂Ù∆ ’˜ Áπ◊‰≈ ‘Ø «◊¡≈Õ «¬√ ’Ó Á≈ Úæ‚≈ «‘æ√≈ «ÚÁ∂Ù Ì∂«‹¡≈ «◊¡≈Õ √ß√Á Á∂ «ÈÁ∂Ù’ Ï∂’ È∂ «’‘≈ «’ ˜«‘ ˛ «’ «¬È∑∆ Úæ‚∆ ’Ó Á∂Ù ÂØ∫ Ï≈‘ Ì∂‹∂ ‹≈‰ Á∂ ’≈È Ì≈ «Ú⁄ ¡Ó∆ ¡Â∂ ◊∆Ï «Ú⁄ Í≈Û≈ Ï‘π ÚæË «◊¡≈Õ

Áπ Ï ¬∆ : «¬√ Ú≈ Í«ÚæÂ ‘æ‹ Ô≈Â≈ «Ú⁄ «ÂßÈ «Ú¤Û∆¡ª ‘Ø ¬ ∆¡ª ÌÀ ‰ ª Á≈ «ÓÒÈ ‘Ø«¬¡≈Õ ’Á∂ «¬Ò≈‘≈Ï≈Á Á∆¡ª ◊Ò∆¡ª «Ú⁄ «¬æ ’ ·∆¡ª ÷∂ ‚ Á∆¡ª ÍÛ∆¡ª «¬È∑ ª «Âß È Ø ∫ ÌÀ‰ª Á≈ «ÓÒÈ ‘æ‹ Ô≈Â≈ È∂ ’Ú≈«¬¡≈Õ √‘æ Á Á∂ Í≈ «¬æ’·∆¡ª «ÂßÈØ ÌÀ‰ª Á∂ «ÓÒÈ Á≈ «¬‘ ÍÒ Ï‘π  Ì≈Úπ ’ Ì«¡≈ «‘≈Õ «¬√ √Ó∂∫ «ÂßȪ ÌÀ‰ª È∂ Ò ’∂ Ï⁄ÍÈ Á∂ «ÁȪ 鱧 Ô≈Á ’∆Â≈Õ Ù≈‘È≈ «Ó˜≈, Î˜≈È≈ «Ó˜≈ ¡Â∂ ÁπÁ≈È≈ «Ó˜≈ È≈Ó Á∆¡ª «¬‘ «ÂßÈØ ÌÀ‰ª √≈Òª Ó◊Ø∫ ¡≈Í√ «Ú⁄ «ÓÒ ’∂ Ï‘π ÷πÙ ‘ج∆¡ªÕ «Ú¡≈‘ Í≈«’√Â≈È «Ú⁄ ‘Ø «◊¡≈ «Âß È Ú≈ Ì≈ ¡≈¬∆Õ ÁØ √≈Ò AIGG «Ú⁄ Úæ‚∆ ÌÀ‰ Ù≈‘Ȫ Á≈ √∆Õ «Ú¡≈‘ ÂØ∫ Ï≈¡Á ¿π‘ «√Î Ï≈¡Á ¿π √ Á∆ ÌÀ ‰ Î˜≈Ȫ Á≈

«Ú¡≈‘ Ú∆ «Ù’≈◊Ø «Ú⁄ ‘Ø «◊¡≈ ¡Â∂ Â∆√∆ Á≈ «Ú¡≈‘ ÏÀ◊Ò±¬∂ ’ßÓ ’Á∂ «¬æ’ «¬ß‹∆È∆¡ È≈Ò ‘Ø «◊¡≈Õ «ÂßȪ ÌÀ‰ª È∂ «¬√ Ú≈ ‘æ‹ ”Â∂ «ÓÒ‰ Á≈ ÍzØ◊≈Ó ÂÀ¡ ’∆Â≈Õ «Âß È ª Á∂ Ò¬∆ Ú≈Í√ «ÓÒ‰ Á≈ «¬‘ «¬æ’ Ï‘π Ì≈Úπ’ ÓΩ’≈ √∆Õ «ÂßȪ ÌÀ‰ª Á∆ ÓπÒ≈’≈ «Í¤Ò∂ ‘¯Â∂ Óæ’≈ «Ú⁄ ‘ج∆, «‹Ê∂ ¿π È ∑ ª È∂ «¬æ ’ Á± ‹ ∂ ȱ ß ◊Ò∂ Ò◊≈«¬¡≈ ¡Â∂ Ï⁄ÍÈ È±ß Ô≈Á ’∆Â≈Õ √Ì ÂØ ∫ ¤Ø ‡ ∆ ÌÀ ‰ Á≈ ’«‘‰≈ ˛ «’ ¡√∆∫ ÒØ’ Í«‘Òª Ú∆ «¬æ’ Á±‹∂ È≈Ò «ÓÒÁ∂ ‘∂ ‘ª, Í «¬‘ Í«‘Òª ÓΩ’≈ √∆ «’ ‹ÁØ∫ ¡√∆∫ «¬ √Ó∂∫ «¬æ’·∂ «ÓÒ ‘∂ ‘≈Õ


¡≈¬∆‡Ó √ª◊ ÂØ∫ «ÙÒÍ≈ √ß◊Ó È◊∆ Á∆¡ª «ÂßÈ «Ú¤Û∆¡ª ÌÀ‰ª Á≈ ‘æ‹ ”⁄ ‘Ø«¬¡≈ √ß◊Ó Ó’ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Victoria from ‹∆ ÙÀµKenney ‡∆ Á≈ √≈Î Hundal «¬È’≈ and all members of Blue Bird Taxi

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«Ú⁄  «È¿» È ◊Ø≈ Í B@A@ «ÁÒ Á ¡≈Ó Ú ˛Õ ‡ «Ú¡’ √Óª ’ Â’Ò∆ ¡≈͉ «’√∂ « «ÁæÂ∆ Âæ’ ⁄ Âæ’ Á «‘≈ Â’Ò∆ Ó’ÀÈ∆ √Ò≈‘ ÈÚ∆∫ «ÁµÒ∆ : Ì≈ √’≈ ÚµÒØ∫ ‘Ú≈¬∆ ‹‘≈˜ª Á∆ «ÈÔÓªÚÒ∆‹≈∆ town? Share your story! AICG «Úµ⁄ √Ø Ë ’∆Â∆ ÏÀ‡∆ È ◊¬∆ ‘À, «‹√ ¡Ë∆È ˘ ÁπÏ ÏÀ∫Í‡È : ‡Øª‡Ø Á∂ ͵¤Ó ÚµÒ √ØÈ∆ ÍÒ∂√‡∂ÙȘ Â∂ ‘Ø ◊∂Ó˜ Ó∞√≈Îª ÚÒØ∫ Ó≈Û∂ «‹√

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