Brampton plans stricter ‘adult entertainment’ rules

By A Staff Reporter Brampton is strengthening licensing requirements for adult entertainment businesses and stores selling adult merchandise. The initiative is part of an ongoing review of Licensing Bylaw 1-2002, as per an official release. As part of the proposed amendments, the city says all licensed owners or operators of “body-rub parlors” and other adult entertainment outlets should...

Crombie kicks off Canada’s 150th card in Mississauga

By A Staff Reporter All Mississauga residents are being urged to be part of Canada’s 150th celebrations and make a little history at the same time by signing the city’s biggest birthday card for the upcoming festivities. Mayor Bonnie Crombie is leading the charge. “On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Council, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and our nation’s founding,”...

Dance fest on Harbourfront

By A Staff Reporter World Dance Forms on One Stage — that is the overarching theme of a major international dance festival to be held in Toronto shortly. The Dancing Damsels Inc hosts the 2016 Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF) Saturday, December 17, 6-9pm at the Fleck Dance Theatre located in the Harbourfront Centre of Toronto (207 Queens Quay W). Launched in 2014 as the DD DanceFEST, the...

Brampton gets $10m for water projects

By A Staff Reporter As many as 10 water and wastewater infrastructure projects will be getting under way in Brampton, thanks to the signing of an agreement with the Province of Ontario that brings a new federal infrastructure funding program into effect: the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, announced the new funding recently on behalf of...

Aim for Seva raises $2.5m for students in India

By A Staff Reporter Aim for Seva Canada raised more than $2.5 million at its 15th annual gala at the Pearson Convention Centre recently. The money is to be used to build free student hostels in remote areas and tribal belts of India and educate needy children. The weekend event attracted a full roster of the social and professional elite in the GTA. The largest donation came from businessman Inder...

Issue of wrongful convictions in spotlight

By A Staff Reporter Once again people from around the world will be hosting events in recognition and support of Wrongful Conviction Day, which is generally observed every year Oct 2.. This Oct 6, 2016 Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, AIDWYC), will be hosting the third Annual Wrongful Conviction Day reception. The event is being held at the Law Society...

California-based Indo-Jazz group coming to Mississauga

By A Staff Reporter The Aditya Prakash Ensemble is heading north and bringing their signature sound to Canada for their one night only performance at Sampradaya Theatre in Mississauga Saturday, Sept 3, 2016 at 7.30pm. The one-off show forms part of Sampradaya Dance Creations’ signature concert series, the Kalangan Series: World of South Asian Art. Showcasing the richness and diversity of South Asian...

Seeback BBQ on Canada Day

By A Staff Reporter Brampton West MP Kyle Seeback celebrated Canada Day in true Canadian style — with lots of maple syrup! The popular MP’s third annual pancake breakfast drew more than 500 constituents. Several prominent community members, including Mayor Linda Jeffrey, and regional and city councillors, also attended.

Scotiabank, yconic offer foreign students head start

By A Staff Reporter Scotiabank and yconic, a student help community that provides access to financial opportunities, have partnered to announce $10,000 in cash and prizes for international students studying in Canada. Now in its second year, the “What’s Your Canadian IQ” quiz engages international students to learn more about Canadian culture and ease their transition into studying abroad. The...

This one’s even for non-IITians

By Amatullah Mamajiwala I read this Chetan Bhagat masterpiece over six years ago and its imprint is yet fresh in my mind. I accidentally found the book Five Point Someone while snooping through my brother’s belongings. On first glance I mistook it for a physics textbook and decided to glance through it. The book begins with a disclaimer: “This is not a book to teach you how to get into IIT or even...