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Record Level For House Sales in Toronto

http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jan/msg00019.html

Sales of resale homes in the Toronto area hit record levels for 2002, but the year ended with a whimper, not a bang, for realtors.

According to figures released by the Toronto Real Estate Board yesterday, sales of resale homes were off 25 per cent in December, with 3,589 transactions compared with 4,762 in December of 2001.

The average price of a home also increased, 9 per cent to $275,371 at the end of 2002 from $251,508 at the end of 2001.


Canada ~ Vice-Principal of Holy Name of Mary School in Mississauga strangled by husband

http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jan/msg00020.html

A 56-year-old Mississauga man strangled his wife and then killed himself early this morning in what Peel Regional police are calling a murder-suicide.

The bodies of 56-year-old Emmanuel David and his 52-year-old wife Victoria David were found dead at the couple's Willowbank Trail home by police after one of their daughters called 911.

Victoria David was a highly regarded educator, in just her second year as vice-principal at Holy Name of Mary on Mississauga Rd., north of theQueen Elizabeth Way.

She had been promoted to the girls' school — so popular that student applicants are chosen by annual lottery — after a teaching career at Loyola Catholic Secondary School.

 


Dating Services in Canada

"My clients want to be introduced to others who are an East-West blend, because they want to maintain and express their links to language, food, religion etc., with their Western influences," explains Mark Paes of Supra International Introductions. The Toronto-based agency is one of the many transforming matchmaking from an "auntie's" pastime to a pay-for-fee service in the South Asian community.

See article at http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jan/msg00012.html


U.S. Government Wants Information On You

http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jan/msg00011.html

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government wants detailed information about every person who comes to or leaves the country by plane or boat, and for the first time will require American citizens to fill out forms detailing their comings and goings.

Rules proposed yesterday by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) seek more information from travellers than under current law and extend the requirements to U.S. citizens and others previously exempted. They also include a system to allow quicker cross-checking databases and matching records of arrivals and departures. The rule, which will require tracking data for millions of travellers, extends to all passengers and crew on all commercial airlines, cruise ships, and cargo flights and vessels, with the exception of most ferries. Commercial buses and trains are not affected, nor is private transportation, which accounts for much of the non-commercial Canada-U.S. border traffic.

On the New Kenya

http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jan/msg00006.html

Excerpt

Kenyans won independence from Britain nearly four decades ago, in 1963. But until this week's elections their democracy was not mature. A single establishment party held sway for that whole period.

No longer. Mwai Kibaki's National Rainbow Coalition has ousted outgoing president Daniel arap Moi's long-entrenched Kenya African National Union party, in the freest, fairest and most competitive ballot ever.

Kenyans repudiated KANU by a wide 2-to-1 margin, which was led by Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of revered founding
president Jomo Kenyatta.

This marks the end of a discouraging era and the beginning of a new hope. And not just for Kenyans.

N.B.

Kibaki's children are Judy Wanjiku, first born and mother of Joy Jaimie Marie, Kibakis first grand child. Judy is followed by the 39 year old Jimi, who is married to Sheryl Anne and together they have Mwai Jnr.

Sheryl Anne Vianna(maiden name) is the daughter of Alfred Vianna of Mombasa.


The Permanent Resident Card

By Aswami K. Datt
From India Journal

The Canadian government has introduced important changes for immigrants with Bill C-11, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. One such change is the Permanent Resident Card (PR Card). The PR card is a status document that forms the proof of one's permanent resident status in Canada.

The PR card will be required as of December 31, 2003 for all permanent residents (including their children) who return to Canada from travel abroad. The PR card replaces the IMM 1000 Record of Landing Form as the status document needed by Canadian permanent residents re-entering Canada.

 

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