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City Names By-Election Candidates The 11 candidates are running to fill the one vacant seat on Council.

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ICTORIA — The Chief Election Officer for the City of Victoria has declared the following 11 candidates for the City of Victoria by-election on Saturday, November 20: Marianne Alto, Saul Andersen, Paul

Brown, Steve Filipovic (Green Party), Rose Henry, Barry Hobbis, Hugh Kruzel, Pedro J. Mora, George Paul Sirk, Rimas Tumasonis and Susan Woods. Continued on page 8.

“We are contributing to Salvation Army and at the new location we will be contributing to St. Andrews Church,” told Ramesh Espinoza (left), a recent MBA graduate.

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hen you come into the house of the Espinoza’s family you feel like you’re at home. Angelina and Antonio are a charming Mexican couple who arrived in Victoria seven years ago. Following an unsuccessful application to come as refugees, it took them five years to receive a Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations visa and settle down in Victoria. After successfully managing several restaurants in Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, they left their native land looking for better education and a safer environment for

their three children and ended up having a unique gastronomic adventure. They are an unusual family. All their members practise meditation, which has in turn helped them become a socially responsible and vegetarian family. Thanks to their supportive vision, based on the idea that the more you give, the more you get, this family has been always very involved with the community in many ways, giving as much as possible to organizations such as the Salvation Army, VIRCS and the Anglican Church. Continued on page 15.

后投资移民时代的理性选择 魁省紧随其后 10月宣布暂停接收申请 不仅联邦投资移民计划的投资金额及资产要求即将调高,魁省也已与移民部达成 共识,同意将魁省投资移民计划,相应调高至80万元投资金额及160万元资产的 要求。魁北克移民局10 月13日已停止接收新的移民申请,直到新政实施再按新要 求执行,而魁省也未定出实施时间。业内估计大概在今年底实施。

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The Personal Touch Leon Zelter’s Aubergine is another feather in Fernwood’s cap Brennan Storr bstorr@diversityreporter.com good company. African foods. Amongst them are Ouma Zelter, a native of Capetown, South AfRusks, biscuits which Zelter claims are rica, isn’t new to the retail game – the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of he opened another specialty store, also tea. Ever the gourmand, I stump up for a called Aubergine, in Oak Bay in 2005 box, and would you know, he’s right. It’s only to sell it three years later. Says Zelprobably safe to say that when it comes to ter, “I missed it, so now I’m back in the food, Leon Zelter is right much of the time. business.” The man’s enthusiasm is apPrior to opening Aubergine in Oak Bay he parent, he pauses frequently to greet and was a food broker for four years and that, mingle with customers, a personal touch combined with his retail experience, has all-too-often missprovided him with ing in today’s retail the knowledge and “On the convenience side we’ve got scene. He shows confidence needed me around the store, pretty much everything you’d need on to run a successa small location your way home. On the specialty side ful business: “I packed to the raft- we’ve got kosher foods, South African know what sells ers with a variety of and what doesn’t, foods and English items as well.” goods from all over so it’s been a the world. smooth transition “Basically it’s back into running a blend of convenience and specialty,” a shop.” Leon says that he’s also keen he explains. “On the convenience side on involving Aubergine with the comwe’ve got pretty much everything you’d munity and is planning to work with the need on your way home. On the specialty Fernwood Community Association on side we’ve got kosher foods, South Afrisponsoring neighbourhood events. He can foods and English items as well.” At suddenly moves past me to speak with a the front is a selection of chocolates and customer who was disapprovingly eyecandy, the shelves lined with imported ing up a package of soft tofu: “We’ll be Cadbury bars and toffee squares. To the getting the hard variety on Friday.” The left of the entrance is a long cooler packed customer brightens and says he’ll be back. with cheese and locally sourced meat and Zelter smiles and nods, then turns back vegetables. No space is wasted but the to finish his thought: “We want to have a store doesn’t at all feel cluttered. You get strong, community-based local store.” a sense that everything is in its place. With such a broad selection of qualHe leads me past a range of rooibos ity items and service like that, he’s on the teas, which are one of the store’s hot sellright track. ers at the moment, to a selection of South

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ernwood Village, clustered around Fernwood Road and Gladstone Avenue, is proof positive that size isn’t everything. While it may be smaller than some apartment blocks, the neighbourhood has a vibrant culture, with

businesses like the Fernwood Inn, Stage Bistro and the Belfry Theatre all within a stone’s throw of one another. It is here, at 1308 Gladstone, next to the Fernwood Inn, that Leon Zelter’s newly-opened specialty store Aubergine finds itself in

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Events Calendar To book events or submit your event pictures email us at events@diversityreporter.com The Pilgrimage of the Nuns of Concepcion Puente Theatre presents a production of Jaime Silva’s “The Pilgrimage of the Nuns of Concepcion”, directed by Lina de Guevara, at the Metro Theatre. The play runs from October 27-31 with tickets available at Lyle’s Place (720 Yates St) and at the door.

Four renowned Canadian writers address the place of religion, spirituality and contemplative practice in literature and the writing life. Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at the University of Victoria David Lam Auditorium. This is a free event, open to the public. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Register at http://csrs.uvic.ca/

African Eloquent Pageant Come and celebrate African culture at the second annual African Eloquent Pageant on Saturday, October 23. Watch ten youths compete in a three-round competition that features everything from essay recitals to dance and song. The evening comes to a close with an African storyteller who will set your imagination free. Room 105, Harry Hickman Building, UVIC Campus. Admission by donation.

Quartango at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall Quartango is an Opus Award-winning ensemble who has brought new life tothe tango in shows all over the world. Catch them at the Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Street, on Thursday, October 21. Doors at 7:30, show at 8. Tickets $32 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets available at Lyle’s Place (720 Yates Street) and the Royal McPherson Box Office, 250386-6121 or www.rmts.bc.ca

READ Fundraiser to Benefit Child Literacy On October 23, 2010, the READ Society and the Saanich Rotary Club are hosting a gala dinner and auction at the UVic Faculty Club. The fundraiser begins at 6pm and will feature the Pearson College Dancers, Esquimalt Jazz Band and the dance band Loose Change. Tickets are $100 per person with $60 tax receipts available upon request. For information phone READ at 250-388-7225 or visit their website at www.readsociety.bc.ca.

St. Aidan’s United Church Annual Bazaar On Saturday, November 6th, from 10am2:30pm is the annual bazaar at St. Aidan’s United Church (Richmond Road at Cedar Hill Cross Road). 15 stalls, selling Jewellery, Linens, Baking, Preserves, Handcrafted gifts, and more. Lunch $7.50 (11:15 am & 12:45 pm sittings). Coffee shop. Admission free. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. ATM on site.

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National Philanthropy Day Each year, National Philanthropy Day recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations in our community that are making a difference in the lives of others. By ‘changing the world with a giving heart’, local philanthropists will receive this year’s National Philanthropy Day awards. The National Philanthropy Day celebration will be held on Monday, November 15th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. For event information contact Tami Tate at (250) 595-8381 or tami. tate@tttconsulting.ca. For all other information visit our website at www.npdvictoria.com Tree Appreciation Day Join City of Victoria’s 5th Annual Tree Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon at Banfield Park, 521 Craigflower Road. visit: www.victoria.ca and click on What’s New?

Restaurant Guide Indian Food Market Take Out & Catering 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

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On behalf of Saanich South, I would like to congratulate the editor and staff of the Diversity Reporter on the launch of this new publication!

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As the Member of the B.C. Legislature for Saanich South, I am proud to represent a diverse and multicultural community. Residents of Chinese and South Asian decent make up close to 70% of the visible minority population of Saanich South. After English, the most common languages spoken in Saanich South are Chinese, Punjabi, German, Spanish, and Hindi. As an MLA, I work in a nonpartisan way to advance issues that are important you. As a member of the Official Opposition I can challenge and propose improvements to government policies and actions. I also work directly with people who need assistance resolving provincial issues. My office regularly helps people with challenges relating to health care, education, small business and senior services. Please feel free to contact my office at any time. I work for you. Your input helps me focus on the top priorities of our community. Lana Popham, MLA

我为自己能够代表一个多元化和多文化的社区感到自豪。在萨尼奇市南,华裔和南亚裔的居民 占本地少数族裔的近70%。除英语这门最常用的语言外,别的常用语言有:中文,旁遮部语, 德语,西班牙语,和印地语。 作为一名省立法委员,我用超党派的方法来把对您重要的问题提上议事日程。作为一名反对党 成员,我可以要求政府改善其各项政策和行为。如果您有任何需要,请随时与我联系。 4085 Quadra Street Victoria, BC | V8X 1K5 Phone: 250-479-4154 Fax: 250-479-4176 Email: lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca www.saanichsouth.ca

40 Years of Canada-China Relations OPINION

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ct marks the 40th anniversary of celebrating the Canada-China relations. For British Columbia, this Nov marks the 36th anniversary of BC-China relations. It was on November 1974 when Premier Dave Barrett brought the first Canadian provincial delegation to China. Barrett visionary step has established a tradition for the NDP premiers and leaders to follow. Twenty-five years ago, as the Mayor of Vancouver, Mike Harcourt established the sister city relation with Guangzhou. A decade later, Premier Harcourt established a sister province relation with Guangdong. Indeed, this year also mark the 15th anniversary of the BC-Guangdong sister province relation but it is unfortunate that the BC Liberal government has neglected it. This week, NDP Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog and Doug Routley helped bring a delegation from Haikou, the capital city of Hainan province to visit Nanaimo. The official delegation had a good exchange meeting with the Mayor of Nanaimo and the 2 cities have signed a Letter of Intent to establish friendship relation. The friendship cities will explore cooperation in commerce, tourism, education and cultural exchange. This week is the final week of the Shanghai Expo photo exhibition in New

Westminster. Various people have told me that the show is very well received and popular at the Royal City Centre mall. It was NDP MLA Dawn Black who introduced this exhibition to the Mayor Wayne Wright and helped the City curate the event that helps promote BC-China relations. Under the leadership of Carole James, even we are in the Opposition, we follow the path of our predecessors who helped

established a solid foundation for BC’s economic and cultural ties with China. In the 90s, 

I joined the NDP government. I became the first Chinese Canadian Cabinet Minister. One of my first acts as a Cabinet Minister was to travel back to China with the Premier and a team of

business leaders to continue to build relations with China. And in carrying on the legacies of Barrett and Harcourt in support of the Chinese community, our government supported the development of projects like the new SUCCESS building, the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, renovations of the Dr. Sun Yet Sen Gardens and the Chinatown Gate. 
 In 2006, I travelled back to China with MLA Mike Farnworth to celebrate our sister’s province - Guangdong’s 50th anniversary establishing relations with foreign countries. When we returned, we launched a campaign to support Kaiping Watchtower to become Guangdong’s first World Heritage Site. In 2007, we invited a film crew from the Shandong provincial television to BC to produce a 17 episodes series portraying the agriculture and scenery of our beautiful province. The series was first aired on Shandong satellite television channel for 3 consecutive months. Early this year, we were told that the series has been re-edited and broadcasted on the Shandong, Jilin and Shanxi satellite televisions. No wondered a local China expert has told us that the “BC agriculture - Pearl of Western Canada” is so far the best promotional video for BC in China. Most recently, we organized a conference with Chinese and Canadian tourism operators in preparation for the influx of tourists from China resulting from Canada finally receiving its ADS status from China. We have and continue to invite

and receive delegations from China in an effort to continue to build and expand our relations with China to exchange and promote cultural, economic and investment opportunities. Lastly, a project that was emotional and moving to me personally was the work that we did on the pursuit of justice in the murder of Amanda Zhou case, a Chinese national who was studying in British Columbia. We have so much to be proud of over the last forty years. China is now the second largest economy in the world – within twenty years, it will probably be the largest. There is so much more government and each of us individually can do to promote cultural harmony, economic exchange and build on the great history and relationship we have already built. There is a great growth potential ahead of us. BC should work closely with the Chinese immigrant community in order to get greater success. There are opportunities in other sectors of the economy that we should focus in on and pursue such as education, environmental standards/technology, health and tourism. Let’s continue to work together to strengthen these relationships for our countries’mutual benefits.

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Religion 101:Exploring Sikhism St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver is hosting a six week exploration of different world religions. This week , St. Andrew’s is exploring Sikhism. EmbraceBC’s Melany Nugent spoke with Ad Purkh Kaur Stobie to find out more about the Sikh religion. Stobie is a baptized member of the Sikh community who grew up as a member of the United Church. In her mid-20’s, she began practicing Sikhism and is now a member of the Raj Yog Nivas Gurdwara (temple) in Vancouver.

Nugent: Where does Sikhism come from? Stobie: Sikhism came out of India at the end of the 1400s. It was not originally intended to create a new religion, but came out of Hinduism and Islam, when people were engaging with the scriptures in a way that various rituals were being established. It was based on the need to abolish the caste system and end oppression, and the idea that everyone is equal and worthy of God’s love and God’s praise. Nugent: How would you desribe the beliefs and practices of Sikhism? Stobie: The very first line of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib – which is the Sikh Holy Book – is known as Ek Ong Kar, and means that “there but one God and we are all part of creation.” Sikhs believe that there is royalness and divinity within every human being regardless of religion, caste or creed. Ad Purkh Kaur Stobie The practices of Sikhism come out of these beliefs. For instance, the Turban that Sikhs wear is a symbol of being divine in the eyes of God, and represents a crown. Originally, only the kings and queens in India were allowed to wear Turbans, but in Sikhism, because everyone is

equal everyone should have the same closeness to God, kings, queens and other royalty are no closer to God than anyone else. Nugent: Do all Sikhs wear Turbans? Stobie: Traditionally, both men and women wear Turbans, both in India and other parts of the world, but due to patriarchy, many women stopped wearing turbans for a time. However, times are changing again, and more and more women around the world are going back to their turban-wearing roots. Nugent: What are some other practices of Sikhism? Stobie: Most Sikhs are vegetarians and don’t eat meat. Also, it is practice for Sikhs to not cut their hair and coil it in a knot under their turban. It is also important for Sikhs to earn an honest living, to not harm other living beings, and to find a way to give and receive. For instance, Seva (pronounced Say-va) is another practice of Sikhism. It is about selfless service by giving of yourself, and maintaining the balance between giving and receiving. For instance, in every Sikh temple – which is known as a Gurdwara – there is a free kitchen where anyone can eat, which is known at Langar. Langar always provides a vegetarian meal, there is

Ad Purkh Kaur Stobie no meat or eggs ever. Nugent: Every religion has a different concept of God – what is the and constantly challenging your own Sikh concept? ego. Stobie: That there is one God. God is Nugent: What do you see as the both mother and father, and is inside major similarities between your faith and outside of you. There is an interand other faiths being explored in the nal and external God, and God is the World religions festival? creator and the divinity inside you. Stobie: In Sikhism, there is more There is no separation from God, and than one pathway to the divine and you rise to your own divinity. to access God, and not only through Naam Japa is the divine’s name or one religion. I think that the greatest the divine’s word to recite the name similarity is that these faiths stand up of God over and over. The Siri Guru against oppression. Granth Sahib (the Sikh Holy Book) Nugent: How do you feel about is filled with ways to recite all the bridging different faiths together? different aspects to God, and acts as Stobie: One of the most impactful a kind of road map that takes you things was growing up in one faith through the process of life. tradition and moving to another; for Nugent: How does religion impact me, it was a natural progression to your family life and your day-to-day Sikhism from the United Church. activities? I don’t see these faiths as being as Stobie: Being Sikh impacts eveseparate, but more like pieces of a rything I do. It is a way of living a puzzle, and that is what is so amaztruthful and humble life with four ing about interfaith. Different faiths things – love, dignity, compassion provide different ways for people to and wisdom. uplift each other – we are all spiritual In Sikhism there is both a spiritual beings having spiritual lives, and we and a temporal existence, which are all have different pathways and ways represented by two swords known as to take different pieces of this puzzle Miri and Piri. The coming together to uplift ourselves and each other. of day-to-day living and spiritual living is represented by these swords by working in service to other people,


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BC Liquor Stores Collect Over $210,000 For Pakistan Relief VANCOUVER - BC Liquor Store customers and staff have generously donated over $210,000 to help support Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Pakistan. Between Aug. 25 and Sept. 28, 2010, all 197 BC Liquor Stores accepted voluntary donations. The funds have been sent to the Canadian Red Cross Pakistan Flood Relief Fund. Relief efforts in Pakistan include providing medical support, clean water, food and shelter following flooding from monsoon rains that devastated tens of millions of people. These floods have affected more than 70 per cent of the country. This is the fifth time that BC Liquor Stores have collected donations from customers and staff for the Canadian Red Cross Society. The four previous disaster relief campaigns were BC Wildfires (2003), Tsunami (2004-05), Hurricane Katrina (2005) and Haiti Earthquake (2010). Surrey-Tynehead MLA Dave S. Hayer, congratulates Surrey city councillor Barbara Steele on being elected incoming President of the Union of BC Municipalities. Ms. Steel is not only a city councillor but also one of Dave’s constituents.

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ictoria - Now is the time of year for motorists to prepare for safe winter highway travel, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond said today. “Some parts of the province experienced a preview of weather conditions to come with a mid-September dusting of snow,” said Bond. “Being prepared for winter driving not only makes your driving experience better but can literally save lives.” One of the first things motorists need to do is look critically at their tires. Even if the area you live in doesn’t see much

snow, temperatures of seven degrees or lower affect tire performance. Winter tires are designed to function better in lower temperatures and can shorten stopping distance by approximately 25 per cent over all season tires. To prevent break downs make sure your vehicle is recently serviced. Check all lights, belts, hoses and battery levels and top up the coolant, windshield washer fluids and fuel regularly. For long or remote trips, motorists should carry tire chains and a winter driving survival kit that includes a cell phone,

OPINION: Choose Science. Go Far.

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cience is everywhere and affects everything we do - from driving our cars, to how we communicate and how we learn in schools. Science can improve the quality of our lives at many different levels - from our everyday activities to global issues. You would have to live in an exceptionally remote part of our world not to enjoy at least some offshoot, some benefit of scientific inquiry. But does the average person really think about how science affects our daily lives? Do we ever take a moment to consider the scientific research needed to ensure that our food is safe and wholesome, our clothing is made from durable, comfortable and attractive materials, and our homes and workplaces are equipped with modern appliances and technologicallyadvanced equipment and tools to help make our lives better? In British Columbia and across Canada, scientists and researchers carry out - through chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and other fields - a wide range of work which is continually leading the way to the development of many

jumper cables, extra clothing, food, flashlights, candles and an assortment of tools and supplies. Drivers of commercial vehicles over 27,000 kg and operating outside the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island are required to carry tire chains now through to April 30. Route planning is important too. Always let others know your route and expected arrival time and check the DriveBC website to find the latest highway conditions before leaving on a trip. DriveBC now has more than 160 highway webcam images, road reports, weather forecasts,

winter driving preparedness information and many other important links. DriveBC is located at www.drivebc.ca. Travellers may also get B.C. highway information from anywhere in North America by calling the toll-free DriveBC line: 1-800-550HWYS. Information on winter driving preparedness is also available from the ministry’s webpage at http://www.th.gov. bc.ca/popular-topics/driver_info/winter/ winrd1.htm.

By Moira Stilwell, M.D. Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

new products and practical solutions that are vital to every aspect of our daily lives. Our government wants to engage British Columbians, in particular young people, in science and technology by showcasing the many exciting science-related fields such as trades, digital media, tech-

nicians and marine biology, the kinds of work these people do, and how science and technology impact our everyday lives and the communities we live in.

That’s why on Sept. 24, I was pleased to join Premier Gordon Campbell and students from Mount Pleasant Elementary School at Science World, to proclaim the 2010/11 school year, the Year of Science in B.C. Some of you may be wondering: why science? why now? Well, it provides us an opportunity to showcase the people and organizations that are bringing science to life across the province. The tagline ‘Choose Science. Go Far’ will help raise awareness among British Columbians, in particular young people, that an education in science can lead to many varied and rewarding careers. This is particularly important now, as B.C. - and in fact the rest of the country and the world - moves towards a ‘knowledge’ economy. Our economic future will depend on a new kind of literacy - in sciences, math and engineering. Employment demand for science, technology engineering and math-related occupations will increases faster than other occupations over the next 10 years with more than 145,000 new job openings and an annual employment growth rate of 2.4%,

compared to 1.8% for all occupations. As this shift continues to occur locally andglobally, the demand for highly skilled workers will increase. By encouraging our young people to pursue a better education in science today, we will be preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow and ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to build a strong economy, contribute to a healthier environment and bring about a brighter future for everyone. B.C.’s Year of Science is a unique opportunity to discover the fun and excitement of science. The Year of Science website includes a calendar of events taking place across the province. Visit the website to learn more about science in B.C. and to find out how to get involved in programs and events in your community. And visit often. The site will be featuring lots of new things to see and do as the year unfolds. Learn more at http://www.YearOfScienceBC.ca.


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View from City Hall

City Names By-Election Candidates V

ICTORIA — The Chief Election Officer for the City of Victoria has declared the following 11 candidates for the City of Victoria by-election on Saturday, November 20: Marianne Alto, Saul Andersen, Paul Brown, Steve Filipovic (Green Party), Rose Henry, Barry Hobbis, Hugh Kruzel, Pedro J. Mora, George Paul Sirk, Rimas Tumasonis and Susan Woods. The 11 candidates are running to fill the one vacant seat on Council. At the same time as the by-election, eligible voters will be asked to vote on whether they approve the City of Victoria borrowing $49.2 million to replace the Johnson Street Bridge. Advanced voting for those unable to vote on November 20 will be held at Victoria City Hall on Wednesday, November

10 and Monday, November 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days. For the first time in Victoria, mail balloting will be available for eligible voters unable to attend a voting place because of illness or disability, or because they will be away during both advanced and general voting days. The by-election is occurring in order to fill the vacancy left by former Council member Sonya Chandler, who resigned earlier this year. Under the Community Charter, by-elections are required to fill a vacancy that occurs due to the resignation of an elected official between general local elections. For more information visit www.victoria.ca and click on 2010 Council ByElection and Bylaw Referendum under Quick Links.

Six Weeks until Victoria Votes in Bridge Referendum

VICTORIA— Leading up to the November 20 referendum on borrowing $49.2 million to replace the aging bridge, the City of Victoria is providing several opportunities for Victoria voters to learn more about the proposed Johnson Street Bridge Replacement Project. A series of events are planned to provide more information, and answer questions about the project and why borrowing is the fiscally prudent way to finance the necessary improvements. In addition, Mayor and Council will be on the bridge each week and attending community meetings to provide information and answer questions. Staff will also be present in shopping malls, markets, and at community events. An information package will be sent to all Victoria voters in early November. The new bridge is designed to serve Greater Victoria for an estimated 100 years. It will be built to current seismic standards, include on-road bike lanes; a multi-use trail linking Galloping Goose Trail and future E&N Rail Trail, a widened sidewalk for increased accessibility for wheelchairs, strollers and pedestrians, reconfigured approach roads on east and west sides to enhance safety and provide improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities, incorporates Old Town Design Guidelines and provides for a future link to Harbour Pathway under the bridge. Designing a Landmark Bridge: Meet the Architects Victoria Conference Centre Monday, October 25, 2010 (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) The Big Picture: Why Borrowing Makes Good Sense Victoria City Hall Wednesday, November 3, 2010 (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) Guided Tours of Johnson Street Bridge Saturday, October 23, 2010 and Saturday, November 6, 2010 Space is limited. Registration required. Johnson Street Bridge Open House: Have questions? We have answers Victoria City Hall Saturday, November 13, 2010 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Learn Why Replacing the Bridge is the Sustainable Option Victoria City Hall Wednesday, November 17 (7p.m. - 9 p.m.)

(Courtesy City of Victoria)

Meet Your Candidate: Barry Hobbis Every city, every taxpayer, is facing the reality of tough and uncertain economic times. For the City of Victoria it’s a growing deficit, while our municipal government shoulders more responsibility. This means we need to concentrate on the issues that matter. The concerns of Victoria voters and taxpayers – homelessness, social issues on our streets, sewage, affordable housing, and infrastructure – must be addressed and acted upon within sustainable fiscal management. They wonder what all these will add up to: if not increased taxes, where the money will come from. Many are asking if the City is seeking to spend and borrow on projects that should be examined more carefully to see if there aren’t less expensive options. Our downtown core precincts and village centres are not attracting new, vibrant

businesses to increase employment; we want that to change. Many of our neighbourhoods and residents feel less engaged with City Hall. There Is a growing ‘ask’ from people to ensure our local government is moving in a positive, forwardthinking direction and to develop more

transparent and open ways of working with and listening to the public. Our legacy should be a vibrant, engaged society; a downtown core that attracts business, residents and visitors; and municipal services that exceed the expectations of neighbourhoods and users. I want the chance to work with the current Mayor and Council. More importantly, I will seek advice, questions and concerns from all stakeholders. I favour working openly with businesses, tax payers, and voluntary organizations to pay attention to our economy and tax-levels, to support our downtown core and village centres, and to help attract new businesses and increase employment.

— Barry Hobbis compaign office

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OUR CITY

Everyone has a different view of the city - we want to see yours! Send your photos, with a title and your name attached, (maximum size 2MB) to submissions@diversityreporter.com. Submissions to “Our City” will also be displayed on our Flickr account and may be used in future editions of the Diversity Reporter.

“Friendship” submitted by Ross Brown - Sooke

AFRICAN ELOQUENT PAGEANT African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island presents in partnership with University of Victoria Community Relations and Alumni Association “African Eloquent Pageant” an evening celebrating African culture and African Talents. On Saturday, October 23, 7PM at the Harry Hickman Building, room 105, at the University Campus join twelve young people ages 13-17 compete and represent African culture with confidence and eloquence. Kade Hardy-Agueh, event organizer,

studied at University at British Columbia in 2004 and collaborated with Youth Millennium Project. This brought about the first “African Eloquent” completion that captured and celebrated youth and culture. She found that the participants were engaged in presentations about identity in terms of who they are, where they were from, and fully aware of world issues. African Eloquent Pageant participants will be judged by a pre-selected panel. Participants will be judged on their ability to speak eloquently and with confidence

on their African Heritage. Speaking or giving a talk publicly can be very nerve racking. Kade is keen that each young person that was pre-selected will captivate the audience and judges. The talent segment consists of diverse selections of modern jazz, poetry, songs, artistic expression through painting, and dance. African Storyteller Courage Eigbike will set your imaginations by drawing upon the oral tradition with his wisdom and technique. Organizers want to share this tradition with you.

Organizers welcome volunteers for the evening’s event, partnerships, and monetary sponsorships and or prizes. This year organizers were hoping to raise $5,000 for the first prize winner.This money would go toward post-secondary studies. Date: Saturday, October 23, Time:7PM, Location:Harry Hickman Building, room 105, at the University Campus. Contact: 250-370-0827, info@ ahavi.org

Thanks, Gordie! Brendan Kergin

Diversity Reporter Staff “Thanks for dinner, Gordie” says a scruffy looking man as he walks past Our Place. The man is expressing his gratitude for the meal he has just received, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at Victoria’s Our Place, a transitional house for the city’s homeless. The man he is thanking is local business man Gordie Dodd, the face of Dodd’s Furniture. Over the years Dodd has become well known in Victoria as the furniture guy with the crazy commercials. However, over the past 12 years he’s become a reason to give thanks for many of the homeless and undernourished around the city. That appreciation comes back to you, according to the culture he grew up in: “I’m from a Sikh village, so through sharing and giving they give blessings and energy,” says Dodd. Since opening Dodd’s Furniture in 1977 he’s built it up as one of Victoria’s most well-known brands.

In 1998 Dodd started his now annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over time he moved the venue from restaurants to Our Place, once the new shelter opened up. The new site is much better for serving as it has a kitchen built for this type of work and ground rules set up for those coming in: “They have to be sober to get through the gate,” says Dodd. In past years issues arose with drugs and alcohol, but this year everything ran smoothly. Now with 25 to 30 volunteers, the process is smooth, with food prepared for the rush and a line up already well formed an hour and half in advance. The doors were opened an hour early and over 200 guests flowed in. “It went really good, everyone went home happy,” says Dodd. He estimates that in total about 630 people were fed this year. While that’s a considerable number of guests, Dodd and his volunteers weren’t fazed; they were prepared

Photo by Greg Forsberg for up to 1,000. Our Place is thrilled to be the venue of choice for Dodd’s annual Thanksgiving meal and is looking forward to next year, although Dodd let slip that they might not have to wait that

long. He’s in discussions to organize a second dinner this year with the people behind Yellow Cab. Whenever it happens, Our Place will be ready and all of Victoria welcome.


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Compassion

Victoria-area Group Reaches Out to Pakistan

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hen I heard from a business associate in Karachi about the extent of the devastation in Pakistan, I felt compelled to share this information with friends and colleagues. Using Denise Davies’ photographs and video clips of the flooded regions, I composed a PowerPoint presentation that included recent footage from Pakistan. I also researched web

sites and media sources for up-to-date information about the situation and the NGOs that are on the ground helping the people of Pakistan. With the support of the School of Peace and Conflict at Royal Roads University, I presented this information to a group of 25 Victoria citizens. We discussed our perceptions of the political, economic, en-

READ Fundraiser Aims for $40,000 for Literacy

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n Oct. 23, the Rotary Club of Saanich and the READ Society and aim to raise $20,000 each to help children and youth gain literacy skills. The community organizations are hosting the “Plant a Seed to Read” gala dinner and fundraiser at the University Club of Victoria. For the READ Society, the fundraiser marks the non profit’s renewed commitment to helping children and youth from low-income household bring their academic skills up to grade level. Tickets for the gala are $100 each ($60 tax receipt). The evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes a silent and live auction, the Esquimalt Jazz Band, the Pearson College dancers and Loose Change, a local dance band. For more information, please contact: Claire Rettie, Executive Director, READ Society 250-388-7225 email: crettie@readsociety.bc.ca web: www. readsociety.bc.ca

Students Step Up For Pakistan RICHMOND - This past Saturday, university students organized a ball hockey tournament to raise funds to help with the relief effort in Pakistan. The tournament was organized by Abdul Farooqi, a Finance student at the University of British Columbia, along with Sadia Butt, Faiz Karmally, Wesley Yu, Justin Chan, and others. Organizations such as the Pakistan-Canada Association, UHAUL, St. John’s Ambulance and the Vancouver Canucks offered a wide range of support, including prizes and services. In one day the students raised over $4000 with the government matching that total. With the success of this event there is talk about an annual hockey tournament as well as other events later in the year.

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vironmental and cultural influences that are at work in Pakistan and, indeed, in the world. We wondered what would be an appropriate response to the catastrophe that has befallen our brothers and sisters halfway around the world, since we are all members of the global community. We raised $320 to send to the Red Cross Pakistan Flood Relief; more importantly,

we raised awareness of the extent of the flood damage and the massive consequences still to come. Many thanks to Royal Roads University for supporting humanitarian initiatives, even one as humble as this. Perhaps the trickle of support will become a flood of aid in the future. Regards, Mary-Anne Neal, M.Ed.


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City History

VICTORIA’S NORWAY HOUSE Betty Hall, Publicity Director

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f you have driven down Hillside Avenue and wondered about Norway House, here is a bit of its history. The local Norwegians formed “Eidsvold Lodge”, part of Sons of Norway in 1946 and bought a little one-room school house on Hillside Avenue in 1947. It was too small so they added a kitchen because no function with Norwegians is complete without food! In 1960, it was again too small so an addition was built, the Norway House you see today. It is a warm and welcoming place, not just for Norwegians, but for anyone who might be interested in holding their own celebration there. Come join us for our annual Scandinavian Craft Fair on Saturday, November 13th. For more information on becoming a member, contact eidsvold53@gmail.com or phone 250598-2603. If you are interested in renting the facility contact norwayhall_rentals@ shaw.ca.

Authors Honoured at Union Club Gala

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ICTORIA — At an awards gala on Wednesday, October 13, two Greater Victoria authors were recognized for their literary achievements. Frances Backhouse, author of Children of the Klondike, was named the winner of the 7th Annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize; and Sylvia Olsen, author of Counting on Hope, was named the winner of the 3rd Annual Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

Mayor Dean Fortin and event sponsor Brian H. Butler presented Backhouse with a $5,000 cheque for her award winning, historical non-fiction work published by Whitecap Books. Samantha Holmes, co-owner and general manager of Bolen Books, presented Olsen with a $5,000 cheque for her children’s book published by Sono Nis Press. Held at the Union Club of British Columbia, the gala was emceed by Jo-Ann Roberts, host of CBC Radio

One’s All Points West. The Victoria Book Prize Society establishes the policy and criteria for the prizes, appoints the juries and administers the competitions.

Congratulations Real Taste of India NOW OPEN IN THE HEART OF VICTORIA

250-477-8883 Authentic East Indian cuisine 766 Fort Street Victoria (between Douglas and Blanshard)

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SUCCESS STORY

To Believe in Possibilities Success was hard-won for artist Eva Campbell By Nichola Watson

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va Campbell is a gifted Canadian artist. Eva’s paintings are not recognized by her signature imprint; instead her work is noticed by her ability to capture human figures. Evident in her work is a strong sense of individuality, creativity, and brilliance. Canada has been her home for over 18 years. Eva was born in Ghana. Her family moved to the Caribbean soon after. She lived in Barbados, Jamaica and Ghana, at different stages in her life. Her background is multi-ethnically rich. Many may look at Eva’s paintings and conclude that she was born gifted. Eva will inform you that her journey and interest in drawing and painting began at a young age. As a young girl, her parents encouraged her and her siblings to draw. With the extra paper that dad brought home from work and the art history books mom purchased they would lie on the floor after school and draw. In elementary school many of the images that she drew and painted were white. At that time, in the 1970s those were the majority of images available in books and different mediums. Rarely was a person of colour seen. However, through her mother’s encouragement “To paint pictures that represented her”, she began painting people of colour too: A themeprominent in her work. Through her passion for learning, commitment, persistence, perseverance, and an intellectual framework, her work flourished. Eva is visual artist, art teacher, sessional instructor at University of Victoria, and owner of “Focus on the Figure Art School”, here in Victoria. In 1988 she

received her B.A. from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana. 1992 she earned her M.A. in African Art History from the same University. University of Victoria was one of many institutions that caught Eva’s attention. She accepted a scholarship and graduated with a M.F.A in 1994 from the Department of Visual Arts. Eva’s paintings are inspired by images of models, self-portraits, imaginations, change, faces, and the human body. Female figures are common themes in her

work. Currently, Eva is building a collection of culturally diverse images. She believes in possibilities. In Eva’s paintings the face is often the focal point. ‘The face is important for several reasons; when we are speaking with people we look at their faces. For example, a woman with a stern gaze could signify empowerment, looking down may be about subservient, and her looking at another person is about confidence and power. Furthermore, the subject’s eyes can be interpreted as a sign of personality

and his or her identity. We are identifiable by our faces but also by other parts such as the hands, features’ etc… Eva’s paintings are about the people and the relationship with other objects in the paintings such as their hair, the violin, clothing etc… Hair is one of the relationships. Many Caribbean artists focus on the hair. Eva’s advice for young aspiring painters and artist “Do what you love and practice your skills. Research and persevere. Be realistic about whether or not

you want this as a profession or a hobby. And finally, you must love what you are doing and know why you love it”. Eva Campbell has art work at THE GALLERY on Oak Bay Avenue. You can schedule individual or join group workshops and classes. The age range is diverse. Call 250-598-9890 or view her work online www.evacampbell.ca

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Shakira – From Waka Waka to Indian Goddess Colombian pop superstar Shakira is lined up to play “Kaali - The Warrior Goddess” in a Hollywood epic based on Hindu mythology.

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ollywood film “Kaali - The Warrior different avatar, it won’t be a regular sing Goddess” is inspired by mythology and dance act.”
Arora, CEO of High but not based on the Hindu goddess, says Grounds Entertainment Ltd, which will Britain-based producer Karan Arora produce the movie in association with who plans to cast Colombian pop singer noted sound recordist Walter Anderson, Shakira in the title role.
“Let me clarify also explained the film will have that through this movie we are not trying characters inspired by mythology, but they to depict any mythological character. It is are not trying to preach anything.
“Kaali’s not the story of goddess Kali and it has character has got power; she is someone nothing to do with the scriptures. It is a bestowed with powers. All through these complete fictional story,” Arora told IANS years you have watched movies like ‘300’ in an interview.
But he admits that the and ‘Avatar’ that have characters from the looks and clothes in the film are inspired West. Through this movie, from the very by mythology.
“We definitely have a few beginning, our aim was to have our leading things in common like victory of good character from the East. But this movie is over evil. Also, in terms of looks, clothes meant for international audiences...,” he and costumes, the film is heavily inspired said.
To be directed by Simon Hunter, by mythology. “Kaali The The movie will be Warrior Goddess” “The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer has made in English will go on the reportedly agreed to the title role, and then it will be floors in April next dubbed in Hindi year and is slated but has not yet signed on the dotted and various other line. Whether she is Indian goddess for a 2013 release. languages.”
There The film’s budget material or not is for Bollywood to are many who are is $75 million and not happy with the debate, but one thing’s for sure — this Arora says money choice of Shakira will be spent on girl is heavenly.” for the title role technology.
“As the even though she movie is imaginary, is yet to sign on the dotted line.
Arora we are not bound by any geographical said: “While scripting we never thought locations. Though we will shoot some of taking Shakira because we were trying parts in eastern Europe, mostly it will be to evolve a new concept. Once the script studios as it is a 3D VFX movie. So the was ready, we wanted someone with budget will be spent more on technology international appeal and she fits the bill and less on stars,” said Arora.
Hunter has completely.
“We are still in the process roped in technicians from the US and of negotiations and paperwork. So we Britain as well as a research team from can’t confirm her presence till the deal is Kolkata to work on the look of the movie. through. But if she is on, let me tell you our investors are already jumping with joy. You will see Shakira in a completely

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El sabor de Méjico sobre ruedas Story & Photos by Raquel Gallego

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uando uno entra en casa de la familia Espinoza se siente como en su propia casa. Angelina y Antonio son un encantador matrimonio mejicano que llegó a Victoria hace siete años. Tras serle denegado el visado como refugiados, tardaron cinco años hasta que pudieron establecerse definitivamente en Victoria acogiéndose al visado de Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations (consideración humanitaria y compasiva). Después de llevar con éxito varios negocios en México, entre ellos varios restaurantes en Acapulco y Puerto Vallarta, dejaron atrás su tierra buscando una educación mejor y un ambiente más seguro para sus tres hijos, y acabaron teniendo una aventura gastronómica única. Los Espinoza son una familia atípica. Todos sus miembros practican la meditación, la cual les ha inspirado a con-

vertirse en una familia socialmente responsable y vegetariana. Gracias a su visión solidaria basada en la idea de cuanto más das, más recibes, la familia ha estado siempre muy involucrada con la comunidad de muchas maneras, ayudando en lo posible a diferentes organizaciones, desde Salvation Army o VIRCS, hasta la Iglesia Anglicana. Y fue esa misma comunidad la que les abrió las puertas el día que decidieron empezar su propio negocio en Victoria. Antonio nos cuenta que Canadá es un país lleno de oportunidades, y hay que saber aprovecharlas. Con esta idea nació el Puerto Vallarta Amigos, un restaurante móvil montado en un camión totalmente equipado; un nuevo concepto aquí en Victoria, que sin embargo es muy popular en Estados Unidos. El taco truck, como así le llaman, llevó seis meses de

papeleo antes de poder abrirse, pero finalmente sus puertas se abrieron hace tan sólo tres meses. Angelina es el corazón del restaurante. Nacida en una familia de cocineros, confiesa que el secreto es cocinar cada plato con amor. Sus manos preparan cuidadosamente cada comida, y nos cuenta orgullosa como su comida es la más auténtica, variable y económica. Así lo demuestra el éxito que tiene cada día el restaurante, y la multitud de fabulosos comentarios que los clientes dejan en su libro de visitas. Tanto Antonio y Angelina, como sus hijos, trabajan a diario para que su comida llegue a donde la gente lo pida, y es así como, además de estar generalmente aparcados en el mismo sitio, es frecuente verles conducir por Victoria para ir al próximo festival, o para llevar tacos a los

más de 200 mejicanos trabajando en las obras de renovación del Hospital Jubilee de Victoria. Su hijo, Ramesh Espinoza, que acaba de graduarse con un MBA (Maestría en Gestión Empresarial), está muy ilusionado con la apertura esta semana de una segunda localización en Broughton y Douglas. “Estamos contribuyendo con el Salvation Army y en la nueva localización estaremos contribuyendo con la Iglesia St. Andrews,” añade Ramesh con una gran sonrisa. Si desean acudir al Puerto Vallarta Amigos, y disfrutar de su deliciosa comida, el taco truck está aparcado en la esquina de Yates y Warf, de lunes a viernes hasta las 3 de la tarde, y en Broughton y Douglas desde las 3.30 de la tarde hasta las 7 los días de diario, y a partir de las 10 de la noche los viernes y sábados.

Mexico On Wheels Continued from page 1. Antonio tells us that Canada is a country full of opportunities, and you need to take advantage of them. With this idea they created Puerto Vallarta Amigos, a mobile restaurant set up in a fully-equipped truck - a concept new to Victoria, but very popular in the United States. The taco truck, as they call it, was long in coming, requiring six months of paperwork before selling a single taco. The door finally opened three months ago.

Angelina is the heart of the restaurant. Born in a family of cooks, she confesses that her secret is to cook every single plate with love. Her hands carefully prepare every meal, and she tells us proudly that her food is the most authentic and economical in the city. Backing up this statement is the line-up of customers in front of the truck every day, and the many fabulous comments left in their guest book. Antonio and Angelina, as well as their grown sons, work daily to take their food wherever people want it. That is how,

apart from their regular spot, you will often see them driving around Victoria, either to the next festival or to the Royal Jubilee Hospital renovation site, where there are more than 200 Mexican labourers. Their son Ramesh Espinoza is very excited about opening a second location on Broughton and Douglas. “We are contributing to Salvation Army and at the new location we will be contributing to St. Andrews Church,” Ramesh, a recent MBA graduate, added with a big smile.

If you wish to try Puerto Vallarta Amigos, the taco truck is parked at the corner of Yates and Wharf Streets, from Monday to Friday until 3p.m., and Broughton at Douglas from 3.30 to 7p.m. on weekdays, and Fridays and Saturdays after 10p.m. For specials and freebies www.pvamigos.com


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It’s That Time Again.

The Curtain Lifts on the Canucks’ 40th Season

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t’s October and hockey season has begun. This season is a milestone for the Vancouver Canucks, it marks their 40th anniversary. Some would argue that it’s not a very happy anniversary given that in 40 years the Canucks have accomplished very little. There was a fluke run to the finals in 1982 that ended when they ran up against the New York Islanders, who had little trouble dismantling the Canucks in four straight games on their way to winning their 3rd of 4 consecutive Stanley Cups. In 1994 Vancouver had an improbable run to the finals when the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks were upset early on, leaving the west wide open. The Canucks played great hockey but ultimately lost to the Rangers in sev-

en games. Those are the only two years in which the Canucks have won more than one playoff round. Also, consider that only two players in the team’s history have made the hall of fame. Can you guess who they are? The answer is at the end of the article. This year, the Canucks have a pretty good team. They have the reigning NHL scoring champ on their roster, newly named Captain Henrik Sedin. They have a top rated goalie in Roberto Luongo. They have added two strong defensemen in Dan Hamhuis and Keith Ballard. The Canucks were the top scoring team in the western conference last season and they should continue on that same path this year as long as the Sedin twins remain healthy.

They’re up against some heavy competition this year. In the Western Conference, the San Jose Sharks, like the Canucks, have built a reputation on choking in the playoffs but still cannot be counted out thanks to their second line, which has emerged as a constant threat thanks to Pavelski, Clowe and Setoguchi. The Chicago Blackhawks have lost some players due to salary cap issues but still boast a solid line up, with newly-added goalie Marty Turco, formerly of the Dallas Stars. Finally, the Detroit Red Wings can never be counted out. Will the Canucks finally get their first Cup in team history? They are in one of the weakest divisions in the league so the President’s trophy is a real possibil-

Anthem Man ity, but once the playoffs start it’s an entirely new season. Their fans would certainly love nothing more than to see the Cup make its home in Rogers Area. Time will tell. To answer my earlier question: The two Vancouver Canucks in the Hockey Hall of Fame are Cam Neely and Mark Messier. I think it’s safe to say that neither was enshrined in the Hall for their time in Vancouver.

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n June of 2009, Wayne Cho successfully finished running across Canada.Now, he has his sights set on running around the world, starting in May of2011 with World Run for Mental Health. Running to raise awareness for anxiety and depression disorders, Cho will embark on a mission to cover over 26,000 kms from Canada to Australia. “I actually thought about doing [it] before the cross-Canada run, but I would take things one step at a time,” he says.

While Cho achieved a personal goal with his cross-country run, he also gained a fair degree of media coverage from cities across Canada, all helping him raise awareness for anxiety and depression, which he also suffers from. He hopes to accomplish even more with this new endeavour, working with local mental health organizations and outreach centres in each country he visits. Cho is striving to spread a wider message of acceptance, education, and help for those

suffering from depression disorders. Cho has a number of challenges ahead of him before his around-the-world run can even begin. Funding is still a major issue, though some sponsors have already generously donated for a recent wine and cheese fundraiser. Cho must also continuously train for his punishing running schedule, crossing four continents and 14 countries in approximately two years. Fortunately, running has become a kind of therapy

for Cho, who says it has allowed him to branch out and work with other people, as well as providing a natural boost through regular exercise. Now that he knows he can run across Canada, he’s ready for the next challenge. For more information on Wayne Cho and World Run for Mental Health, see his website at www.worldrunformentalhealth.com

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马朝旭:给刘晓波颁奖是鼓励中国境内犯罪 中国外交部发言人马朝旭星 期四(14日)表示,颁发诺 贝尔和平奖给刘晓波,等于 是鼓励犯罪。 在10月8日诺贝尔和平奖授予 正在坐牢的中国著名异见人 士刘晓波后,中国外交部多 次表示强烈反对。 中央社引述马朝旭说,挪威 诺贝尔委员会将和平奖颁给 刘晓波是鼓励中国境内的犯 罪,同时也是对中国司法主 权的侵犯,但对在场媒体询 问刘晓波妻子刘霞犯了什么 罪?为何要被软禁在家中? 马朝旭只答说,“中国宪法 和法律保护公民的各项合法 权利”。 他指出,中国和世界其它国 家一样,在法律之前人人平 等,任何人都无权凌驾于法 律之上。但任何人从事违法 犯罪活动、从事危害国家安 全和公共利益的活动,都要 受到法律的惩处,因此,“ 中国的司法主权不容侵犯” 。 当媒体继续追问为何刘霞仍 被软禁且遭到监视?马朝旭 先表示,不知道提问记者所 提的事情,“情况是否属 实,能否成立?我也不想对 这个做一些评论。” 他接着反问,一些国家的政 要支持把诺贝尔和平奖授予 刘晓波,“他们的用心究竟 何在,是不是因为他们骨子 里不喜欢中国的发展道路, 不喜欢中国的政治制度?” 集体失声 中国国内的绝大多数媒体迄 今为止保持沉默,只有《人

民日报》主办的国际新闻报 纸《环球时报》持续多天对 此发表指责文章。 星期四的《环球时报》刊登 了两天前采访挪威科技大学 科尔斯塔教授的报道,说这 名教授严厉批评诺贝尔奖 委员会把和平奖授给刘晓波 是“大错特错”。 报道引述科尔斯塔的话 说:“我看不出这名和平奖 得主符合诺贝尔遗嘱中最重 要的标准。因此这是一个错

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“超级破坏者” 在《环球时报》多天来的批 评文章中,最强烈之一是星 期二的该报评论员署名文 章,指责诺委会授奖刘晓波 的做法可耻。 文章说,在监狱里服刑的刘 晓波获和平奖,带动了西方 舆论对中国司法制度的起 哄。作者指责诺委会的做法 与纠集一群人砸中国法院没 有什么区别,他们“应当知 耻”。 文章说,诺委会的五名投票 者锦衣玉食,根本不知道忙 于解决重重问题的中国社会 关心什么和追求什么。 文章还把诺委会称为“对中 国法律的超级破坏者”,说 一群评奖者和背后的操纵者 把有国际影响的和平奖给了 中国的一名囚犯,是对他抵 制中国现行法律的鼓励。 作者指责诺委会这样做是把 和平奖直接用来破坏中国的 法律权威,是对这种“公权 力”的滥用,是对“人类文 明的罪过”。 除了《环球时报》之外,新 华社星期二发表的文章,再 次采取了引述外国学者言论 的方式抨击挪威诺贝尔委员 会。 在上周五宣布诺贝尔和平奖 授予刘晓波之后,中国外交 部立即照会挪威驻华大使, 提出抗议。 中国本周一(10月11日)还 取消了原定周三举行的两国 渔业部长会晤,被挪威方面 认为是中国对此采取的第一 个报复措施。

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万圣节简介 在每年的10月31日是西方 传统的“鬼节”――万圣 节。10月31日是万圣节前 夕,通常叫做万圣节前夜。 不过这一天的气氛却远不像 它的名称那样让人听上去 就“ 毛骨悚然”。每当万圣节到 来,孩子们都会迫不及待地 穿上五颜六色的化妆服,戴 上千奇百怪的面具,提着一 盏“杰克灯(Jack-O’-Lantern)” 走家窜户,向大人们索要 节日的礼物。万圣节最广 为人知的象征也正是这两 样――奇异的“杰克灯” 和“不请客就捣乱(Trick-ortreat)”的恶作剧。 “杰克灯” 的样子十分可爱,做法也极

最喜欢的玩物了。 万圣节的另外一个著名的活 动是“不请客就捣乱”。小 孩装扮成各种恐怖样子,逐 门逐户按响邻居的门钟,大 叫:”Trick or Treat!”,主人家(可能 同样穿着恐怖服装)便会派 出一些糖果、朱古力或是小 礼物。部分家庭甚至使用声 音特效和制烟机器营造恐怖 气氛。当然,大多数家庭十 分乐

为简单。将南瓜掏空,然后 在外面刻上笑眯眯的眼睛和 大嘴巴,再在瓜中插上一支

蜡烛,把它点燃,人们在很 远的地方便能看到这张憨态 可掬的笑脸。这可是孩子们

于款待这些天真烂漫的小 孩,于是,小孩一晚取得的 糖果往往以袋计,整袋整袋 的搬回家。此外,万圣节上 还有像“咬苹果(Bobbing for apples)”,占卜等传统 节目。

分析:刘晓波获诺贝尔和平奖的意义 被中国奉若上宾的美籍华 人、诺贝尔物理奖得主杨振 宁9月11日在成都对大学生演 讲时预言,中国本土10年内 将出现诺贝尔奖获得者。不 到一个月,奥斯陆的挪威诺 贝尔奖评委就宣布将今年诺 贝尔和平奖授予中国的民主 人权活动人士刘晓波。 1989年西藏流亡精神领袖 达赖喇嘛获得诺贝尔和平奖 后,诺贝尔和平奖就被许多 中国评论人士认为是反映了 西方的价值观和政治标准的 奖项。虽然诺贝尔和平奖并 不属于搞物理研究的杨振宁 的预言范畴,但无论如何, 刘晓波成了第一个获诺贝尔 奖的中国公民。 达赖喇嘛虽然主张西藏在中 国里面实现自治,但只有当 中国政府同达赖喇嘛代表的 流亡藏人就此达成谅解的时 候,达赖喇嘛或许才能算作 第一位得诺贝尔奖的“中国 人”。 “众望所归” 刘晓波获奖,达赖喇嘛第一 时间向刘晓波表达了衷心的 祝贺,并说这是国际社会对 中国人要求促进中国政治, 法制和宪政改革日益强烈的 呼声的承认。达赖喇嘛坚

信,目前中国公民为促成负 责任的政府的努力必定会荫 及未来的中国人。 达赖喇嘛在祝贺中还提到中 国总理温家宝最近谈及自由 和民主,对中国人争取更加 开放的社会的意愿表示乐 观。 流亡美国的政论家陈破空 说,刘晓波获奖“标志着, 这个13亿人口的民族,对民 主的追求和贡献,得到世界 的承认”的里程碑事件,使 中国民主运动“从此有了一 个众望所归的代表性人物” 。和平、务实 媒体评论说,刘晓波因维护 人权,并且在促使中国向和 平社会转变中致力于非暴力 和渐变,着重说服和折中, 体现出同诺贝尔和平奖其他 得主达赖喇嘛,图图主教和 昂山素季一样的务实与和平 精神。因此刘晓波诺贝尔奖 提名得到图图主教、达赖喇 嘛和捷克前总统,77宪章的 签署人哈维尔的支持。 1949年解放军进入西藏后, 中国控制和西藏独立成为西 藏问题辩论的两个极端。达 赖喇嘛提出折中的“中间道 路” ,谋求在中国宪法规 定框架中实现西藏”高度自

治”取代独立建国的诉求。 同样刘晓波获奖也是因为其 在抗争中强调务实与和平手 段。支持刘晓波获奖的捷克 前总统、77宪章的起草人哈 维尔说,刘晓波从1989年起 就一直采取务实态度,他曾 经帮助说服学生在89年六四 坦克进入广场前撤离。 虽然达赖喇嘛提出“中间道 路”,避免采取对抗,但仍 然不能免于来自中国的指 责,说达赖喇嘛图谋西藏独 立。由于中国当局继续在西 藏问题上拒绝协商,越来越 多的藏人要求达赖喇嘛采取 更强硬的立场,主张西藏独 立。 争议、反对 刘晓波去年圣诞节被中共当 局判11年监禁,在法庭作“ 我没有敌人——我的最后陈 述”,也招致政治反对派当 中许多人的非议。 一些中国的异见人士攻击刘 晓波,说他虚伪而且为共产 党辩护。也有人认为被囚禁 的刘晓波对中共妥协。在诺 贝尔和平奖宣布之前,随着 刘晓波夺奖呼声增加,异见 人士的批评声音也有增无 减。他们呼吁诺贝尔奖委员 会不要颁奖给刘晓波,还写

联名信指责刘晓波没有善待 其他的受迫害异议人士。他 们说在中共大肆践踏人权的 时候,刘晓波在法庭最后陈 述中公开赞扬中共过去20年 的统治。 整合分歧? 政治运动中往往又有务实派 和激进派之分,政治策略分 歧也并非中国民运所独有。 有西藏学者说,西藏流亡社 区也有“纯洁派”和“妥协 派”的分歧,但是很难想象 假如哪天桑东仁波切(流亡 政府总理)有望得诺贝尔和 平奖的时候,主张西藏独立 的派系会因桑东对中国“绥 靖”而群起反对。 有人将此归结于达赖喇嘛在 西藏流亡运动当中压倒性的 团结、统一作用,而中国流 亡海外的反对派则没有这样 能孚各方众望的领袖。无疑 现在中国人第一次得诺贝尔 和平奖会将对中国的政治反 对运动产生影响,但是否会 使中国民主运动“从此有了 一个众望所归的代表性人 物”,多大程度上弥合海外 流亡政治反对阵营中的分 歧,尚有待观察。


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Government Launches New Federal Internship for Newcomers Program OTTAWA - Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced a new program to help newcomers gain valuable Canadian work experience, a significant hurdle for many immigrants. “Newcomers are key to building a stronger Canada,” said Minister Kenney. “The Federal Internship for Newcomers program helps immigrants use their skills in the Canadian labour market as they begin their new lives in Canada.” This program offers newcomers the opportunity to acquire temporary Canadian work experience in fields relevant to their skills and experience. Newcomers can benefit from work placements within the federal government, which facilitates a smoother integration into the Canadian labour market for program participants. “Our government is committed to

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney helping newcomers succeed,” said Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. “This program is an example of how we are taking action so that newcomers can maximize their talents and contribute to Canada’s long-term

economic success.” Over the past two years, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) piloted two similar internship initiatives. This year, in addition to CIC and HRSDC, several other federal departments and agencies are taking part in the expanded initiative, including: Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Natural Resources Canada, and the Canada Border Services Agency. Compared to last year, these additional organizations represent a quadrupling of the number of federal organizations offering opportunities to newcomers. Besides these organizations, a number of other departments and agencies have already confirmed their interest in participating in the program. Over the past year, CIC and HRSDC were able to extend opportunities to 29 in-

terns. This year, the number has more than doubled, with over 60 interns participating in the fall intake. In addition to the policy, program and administrative positions offered last year, new internship positions have been added in fields such as finance, translation, communication and science. The expansion of this program follows up on a recommendation by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. In addition to the departments and agencies that are ready to hire interns this fall, many others have expressed interest in a future intake. As the new program gains popularity, it is expected that the numbers will only increase as more federal organizations join the program. CIC and participating departments and agencies are partnering with World University Services Canada, Local Agencies Serving Immigrants, Hire Immigrants Ottawa, and Service Integration Travail Outaouais to select interns.

Canada Raises Rates for Investor Immigrants Vancouver - People looking to move to Canada through the country’s Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) will soon have to pay twice the previous rate if their application is received. Since June, Canadian missions worldwide have stopped accepting applications for the program that previously required prospective immigrants to invest a refundable 400,000 Canadian dollars for a five-year period and prove a personal net worth of 800,000 Canadian dollars. Under the new rules that are going under federal approval, the price would double to 800,000 and 1.6 million respectively. “The reason we raised those levels is because we shouldn’t undersell Canada,” said Jason Kenney, the federal Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, who was speaking to media

in Vancouver Thursday about his trip to China last month. “Canada is the best country in the world, the most prosperous stable democracy, and simply lending us 400,000 Canadian dollars for five years was massively underselling the value of permanent residency to Canada. So I think this was an effort to say that we think Canada should get more benefit from those investor immigrants, more money that can be used to help build this country and that will be the result of the 800,000 Canadian dollars limit.” Currently, Canada is not accepting any IIP applications as Kenney said his office was dealing with a “backlog” of applications that had yet to be processed. Despite “a huge surplus” of investor immigrants waiting to the come to the country, he as-

sured that the program would reopen. “(There are) So many wealthy people in China that the new thresholds will likely have no effect on the demand. So we anticipate will see a very large number of applications made for the program. We certainly have more than enough.” Canada receives about 270,000 immigrants annually. While the majority of the newcomers get in as dependents, sponsored family members or for humanitarian reasons, about 60,000 are accepted through a skilled worker program. However, with about 500,000 applications waiting, the ministry announced in June it would only accept 20,000 new applications for the skilled worker program this year in effort to work through the backlog. While some have suggested a com-

plete freeze on new applications and only process those received, Kenney said that “would be going too far.” “Look we want the best and brightest to come to Canada. And if some really smart kid is graduating from a university in China, and wants to come to Canada but is thinking about Australia or New Zealand, we want that kid to have an opportunity to come here. That’s why we’re continuing to process new applications for the skilled worker program. But there has to be a limit or the backlog will grow infinitely.” Kenney, the Conservative Party MP for Calgary Southeast, said the fundamental problem for immigration to Canada was there were far more people who wanted to come to the country than his office could deal with in a year. (Xhinua)

3. 在纽省主动投资至少12.5万加 币 4. 省政府通过审批后,申请人 的投资定金为7.5万加币(该笔款项 在申请人获得省政府提名的时候交 纳到省政府的帐户上,如申请人登 陆后在当地开办生意并达到投资要 求,该笔款项将全额退还给申请 人) 5. 前往纽省进行商务考察 6. 在纽省安居乐业 7. 具备基础的英语或法语交流能 力或参加纽省政府指定的语言培 训课程 纽省(NB)省提名计划无论从形 式上还是从实际申请量上在近几年 中都得到了中国申请人的普遍欢 迎。该计划合理的资产要求、较低 的移民成本、灵活的移民政策为很 多中产阶级的家庭移民加拿大创造 了机会。 为更好的服务客户,KBL-加凯顾 问集团在纽省省会福莱市和海滨城 市圣约翰都建立了服务新移民的中 国商业中心。作为中加交流的典 范,KBL加凯位于圣约翰的中国商 业中心在2007年接待了中国全国 人大代表团的访问。KBL-加凯顾 问集团还被授予“纽省最具创新精

神奖”和“福莱市企业发展冠军 奖”,以肯定集团近八年来在加 拿大省提名计划上的不懈努力和 耕耘。 目前,纽省(NB)省提名计 划项目因其卓越的安全性和高成 功率已成为加拿大省提名移民计 划的样板工程。 10月24日,上海市出入境服务有 限公司与KBL-加凯顾问集团将于 上海宾馆2楼举办“后投资移民时 代的理性选择之研讨会”,邀请 加拿大律师、省提名计划的专家 共同解读加拿大商业移民,欢迎 广大有志于移民加拿大的申请人 共同参加。 自加拿大移民部闪电宣布,联邦 投资移民投资金额由40万元倍增 至80万元。相应的资产要求由80 万加币上升为160万加币。从6 月26日开始,移民部已暂停受理 投资移民申请直至新规定正式实 施。因此,未有在此日期之前递 交申请的个案,已无机会用旧标 准申请。自加拿大移民部宣传该 政策至今已有近4个月,投资移民 新政倒底何时实施,业内纷纷大 胆揣测,但仍尚无定论。

后投资移民时代的理性选择 魁省紧随其后 10月宣布暂停接收 申请 不仅联邦投资移民计划的投资金额 及资产要求即将调高,魁省也已与 移民部达成共识,同意将魁省投资 移民计划,相应调高至80万元投 资金额及160万元资产的要求。魁 北克移民局10 月13日已停止接收 新的移民申请,直到新政实施再按 新要求执行,而魁省也未定出实 施时间。业内估计大概在今年底 实施。 KBL-加凯顾问集团的注册移民律 师Marc Lapointe先生建议:符合 投资移民新政要求的申请人可考 虑,在新政实施后递交申请。目前 大量申请在短期内涌入,必然导致 魁北克移民局案例积压严重,同时 使得移民局收紧审核尺度,从而导 致申请的时间和通过率都会有所影 响,申请人应做好心理准备,调整 好心态。 在投资移民新政策何时执行,联 邦,魁北克投资移民暂停申请之 际,结合申请成功率、申请时间和 移民成本这三点来综合考量,选择 加拿大其他商业类移民项目也不失

为一种明智的选择,比如加拿大 省提名(商业类)移民计划。 省提名移民计划成移民项目主流 2010年加拿大公布的移民计划 中,省提名计划的配额首次突破 4万名,较2009年增长了一倍, 超过联邦投资移民和魁省投资移 民配额数量的总额,成为加拿大 移民项目中最主要的移民项目。 今年,加拿大各省和地区的移民 提名计划进一步扩大。第一,一 些优势省份和地区可以根据实际 需求来调整接收移民的范围;第 二,通过扩大省提名计划,加拿 大政府将帮助平衡、分散移民带 来的利益(即各省都能得到移民带 来的贡献)。 纽宾士域省(NB)提名计划:省提 名移民计划的样板工程 自2002年底KBL-加凯顾问集团开 始在中国推广纽省(NB)提名移民 计划以来,已经帮助数以百计的 申请人成功登陆加拿大纽省。纽 省(NB)计划目前的基本申请条件 是:1. 申请人具备30万加币(约 合人民币200万元)以上的资产; 2. 三年以上的经商或管理经验;


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