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Niagara Falls, Canada – my favourite place to visit

Posted on 29 July 2016

Niagara Falls, Canada is an exciting city on the edge of the Niagara Gorge, at the site of the famous Niagara Falls. The city itself can best be described as quirky, with a carnival atmosphere showcasing all kinds of amusements, but its strategic location has made it one of the top tourist centers in Canada. The […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

Second Sri Lankan to reach maiden Test century with a six : Kusal thwarts Australia with a Mendis Special

Posted on 28 July 2016

Twenty-one year-old Kusal Mendis emerged as Sri Lanka’s savior when he scored a magnificent unbeaten maiden Test century in conditions not suitable for stroke-making to prevent Australia from running away with the first Test at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday. Mendis was 169 not out scored off 243 balls when bad light ended play early […] Continue Reading

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NEWS Canada

Canada backs meaningful international role in Sri Lanka

Posted on 28 July 2016

  Canada today noted the importance of meaningful international involvement in Sri Lanka’s post war accountability and reconciliation mechanisms. Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion told reporters in Colombo that Canada encourages Sri Lanka to take advantage of the current momentum to move forward on reforms, including those to strengthen good governance and economic stability. […] Continue Reading

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NEWS Lanka

New UK visit visa application form launched in Sri Lanka

Posted on 28 July 2016

    As part of a global rollout, a new visa application form, Access UK, has launched in Sri Lanka for customers applying for a UK visit visa, the British High Commission in Colombo announced. The new form will make it quicker and easier for customers to apply for their UK visa. Benefits include: -A […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Ontario Eyeing B.C.’s Foreign Homebuyer Tax Closely

Posted on 27 July 2016

Ontario Eyeing B.C.'s Foreign Homebuyer Tax Closely. CP  |  By Alexandra Posadzki. TORONTO — Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa says he will be examining British Columbia's new tax aimed at foreign homebuyers "very closely,'' as he looks for ways to address eroding affordability in Toronto's housing market. Sousa spoke enthusiastically about an announcement made Monday by […] Continue Reading

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Toronto News

AIMIA | AGO PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE ANNOUNCES 2016 SHORTLIST

Posted on 27 July 2016

News Release | Communiqué For immediate release JULY 27, 2016   AIMIA | AGO PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE ANNOUNCES 2016 SHORTLIST Jury selects four international finalists; public vote for C$50,000 prize begins in Gallery on September 7  July 27, 2016 (Toronto, ON) — Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography […] Continue Reading

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USA NEWS

Hillary Clinton makes history with Democratic presidential nomination

Posted on 27 July 2016

'She always wants to move the ball forward, that is just who she is,' Bill Clinton says. The Associated Press Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:13 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM ET (Courtesy). Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention via a live video feed from New York during the second […] Continue Reading

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Olympics

Team Canada sending 313 athletes to Rio Olympics

Posted on 27 July 2016

Team age ranges from 16 to 56. Jul 27, 2016. The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced Canada's full 313-athlete team for the Rio Olympics. Canada's contingent is made up of 187 women and 126 men, ranging in age from 16 to 56. Ontario is the most represented province with 132 athletes, followed by British Columbia (68) […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Megatrends will influence how $176B in infrastructure will be spent in Ontario: report

Posted on 27 July 2016

      TORONTO, July 27, 2016 /CNW/ – The Wynne government has pledged $130 billion on infrastructure investment over 10 years, while the Trudeau government may be earmarking about $46 billion for Ontario. But what factors will influence how effective infrastructure decisions are made? An updated independent report by former Ontario Deputy Minister Michael […] Continue Reading

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Cricket

2nd Day – Australia V. Sri Lanka – Visitors strike after handy lead of 86

Posted on 27 July 2016

Sri Lanka 117 and 6 for 1 (Silva 2*) trail Australia 203 (Voges 47, Herath 4-49, Sandakan 4-58) by 80 runs.   You wouldn't know it to look at the wicket tally, but two full sessions have so far been lost in this Test. Two days, four sessions of play, 21 wickets taken. And enough afternoon rain to […] Continue Reading

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News Release

Minister Dion to visit Sri Lanka following successful visit to Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Posted on 27 July 2016

  July 26, 2016 – Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic – Global Affairs Canada. The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded his first visit to Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Minister Dion met with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers during the annual ASEAN-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and took part […] Continue Reading

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Tennis

Eugenie Bouchard battles to 1st-round win at Rogers Cup

Posted on 27 July 2016

Wins tiebreak in 3rd set to defeat Safarova; Quebec's Wozniak ousted. The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 26, 2016 5:45 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016 12:46 AM ET. Eugenie Bouchard reconnected with her hometown fans with an impressive first-round victory at the US$2.4 million women's Rogers Cup, but now there is concern for her health. Coach Nick Saviano […] Continue Reading

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Ontario News

Shop The World Online At LCBO.com

Posted on 26 July 2016

    Delivery to Any Lcbo Store or Right to Your Door TORONTO, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, LCBO officially launched its new expanded online shopping platform, bringing a world of products to customers' fingertips – no matter where they live in Ontario. LCBO customers will now be able to browse and shop from an […] Continue Reading

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NEWS Lanka

Canadian Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Posted on 26 July 2016

Foreign Minister of Canada to visit Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister of Canada Stéphane Dion will arrive in Sri Lanka on 27 July evening on an official visit. Minister Dion’s official programme will be on 28 and 29 July 2016. This bilateral official visit to Sri Lanka by a Foreign Minister of Canada takes place after 13 […] Continue Reading

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Toronto News

Largest South Asian festival in Canada wows audience

Posted on 26 July 2016

News Release – July 26, 2016.           Largest South Asian festival in Canada wows audience as international Bollywood stars perform with homegrown talent at Mississauga Celebration Square! MISSISSAUGA, ON: The largest South Asian festival in Canada, Bollywood Monster Mashup presented by TD, brought together international and homegrown fusion acts in Mississauga Celebration […] Continue Reading

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Toronto News

Rob Ford’s nephew wins former Toronto mayor’s council seat

Posted on 26 July 2016

  Michael Ford, the nephew of the late Rob Ford, looks at the flowers left at Douglas.B Ford Park in Etobicoke, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young The Canadian Press  Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:23AM EDT  TORONTO – Ford Nation is still a political force in Toronto's west end, where the […] Continue Reading

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Headline, NEWS Lanka

Sri Lanka keen to engage own community in Canada: FM

Posted on 28 July 2016

Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera in his remarks to the media at the conclusion of bilateral discussions with visiting Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion said Sri Lanka was keen to engage with the Sri Lankan community in Canada.   “We are keen to engage with the Sri Lankan community in Canada and invite them to visit […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Staff Reporter

Canada Foreign Minister meet Sri Lanka’s Government & Opposition Leaders

Posted on 28 July 2016

Canada Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion arrived in Sri Lanka 27 July evening on a three-day official visit.  The visit is expected to strengthen bilateral relations between Canada and Sri Lanka. Photo-journalist Nihal Abeynayaka who is Colombo political correspondent for The Times of Sri Lanka has sent us the following report keeping in mind that there […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Ontario News

Are Ontario Drivers Getting Better or Worse at Slowing Down and Moving Over for Roadside Emergency Vehicles?

Posted on 26 July 2016

      OPP Launch "Move Over" Campaign Over Civic Day Long Weekend. ORILLIA, ON, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting that 2015 marked one of the highest numbers of OPP charges laid against drivers who failed to slow down and move over for roadside emergency vehicles since the […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Media Release

FAMILIES NOW RECEIVING NEW CANADA CHILD BENEFIT

Posted on 26 July 2016

  Canadian families are now receiving the new Canada Child Benefit. Gatineau, Quebec 20 July 2016 Building an economy that works for middle-class Canadians and their families is the Government of Canada’s top priority. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the first payments have now been made under the new Canada Child Benefit […] Continue Reading

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News Release

Minister Morneau Again Earns G20 Support for Canada’s Plan for Middle Class Growth

Posted on 26 July 2016

July 24, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Canada’s ambitious plan to revitalize the economy, spur long-term growth and strengthen the middle class is seen by international partners as a model for sharing prosperity and inclusive growth. Finance Minister Bill Morneau concluded meetings with his G20 counterparts in Chengdu, China, today where […] Continue Reading

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