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Yalda Night has been officially added to Iran's List of National Treasures in a special ceremony in 2008.

Yalda Comes to Life. Celebrating a Night of Iranian Culture and Tradition

The Mithraists believed that this night is the night of the birth of Mithra, the Persian angel of light and truth [caption id="attachment_14426" align="alignright" width="300"] Yalda Night has been officially added to Iran's List of National Treasures in a special ceremony in 2008.[/caption] As the cold weather slowly marks its return, Torontonians await the coming of Winter holidays. One of...

Letter to the editor: Let’s stand together on violence against women

Dear editor, Every year on December 6 Canadians wear white ribbons and observe a minute of silence to show their support for ending violence against women. The occasion, informally known as White Ribbon Day, marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. While Canada has made important progress since...

Canada leads UN human rights resolution against Iran

The United Nations General Assembly passed a Canada-led resolution this week on “the Situation of Human Rights in Iran,” according to a UN website. The resolution passed the Assembly’s Third Committee by a vote of 83 to 31, with 68 abstaining. This is the 10th year that Canada led this now-annual resolution, along with 42 other state co-sponsors. The resolution will proceed to the...

PETER SHURMAN, MPP – THORNHILL, PRESENTS ONTARIO TRILLIUM GRANT TO NEW YOUTH CENTRE

MPP Welcomes ‘Pathways for Children, Youth and Families’ to Thornhill (Thornhill) – Peter Shurman, MPP for Thornhill,this week welcomed Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region to Thornhill. Joined by staff and volunteers at the Dufferin Clark Community Centre, Shurman participated in the grand opening of the Pathways’ Home Base Vaughan Youth Drop-In Centre, and presented...

Federal Government Invests in Local Publishers

TORONTO, November 21, 2012 – An investment in arts and culture in Toronto will help boost the regional economy. Chestnut Publishing Group and CCNM Press Inc. will continue to produce educational books for readers everywhere, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. This was announced today by Chungsen Leung, Member of Parliament (Willowdale), on behalf of the Honourable James...

تهران از نگاه دوربین

تهران بزرگ‌ ترین شهر و پایتخت ایران و مرکز استان تهران و شهرستان تهران است. جمعیّت آن ۸،۲۴۴،۵۳۵ نفر است و هجدهمین شهر پرجمعیّت جهان به شمار می‌آید. مساحت این شهر ۷۳۰ کیلومتر مربّع است.   Photos...

Canada Condemns Iran’s Torture, Killing of Blogger

November 13, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement: “Canada condemns the torture and death in detention of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti, who was arrested earlier this month for criticizing the Islamic Republic of Iran on Facebook. “Canada once again urges Iran to comply with its international and domestic human rights obligations and to cooperate...

The United Nation' (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annualy observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance

A letter from Jim

November 14, 2012 [caption id="attachment_13888" align="alignright" width="300"] The United Nation' (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annualy observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance[/caption] Dear Friend, Community Leader and Stakeholder, I am writing to you as the Liberal...

Letter to the editor: Conservative neglect of credit card fees costing small business billions

In her letter to the editor, Liberal MP Joyce Murray calls for the Conservative government to “take action against the anti-competitive practices of credit card companies,” and to regulate or lower hidden fees on credit card purchases.  Dear editor, While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has finally taken some action against abusive business practices of pre-paid credit cards, he...

Hague tribunal judges killings in wake of Islamic revolution

  “A tribunal set up by victims of political crimes committed in the wake of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution began hearings Thursday in a bid to highlight killings ignored by international justice,” AFP reported last Thursday. The tribunal, which has no judicial authority, attracted top lawyers and judges with hopes that it will force the United Nations “to set up a commission of...

Ontario updates HPV guidelines for women

Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program is encouraging women to follow updated cervical cancer screening guidelines and to be tested for the preventable form of cancer. The updated Provincial screening guidelines recommend starting Pap tests at age 21 and repeating them every three years until age 70 for all women who are or ever have been sexually active. “Screening is the only way to...

Minister Kenney Commends Canada Border Services Agency on Immigration Fraud Conviction

Ottawa, October 30, 2012 Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, made the following statement on the sentence issued by a Winnipeg Provincial Court Judge to Bradley Jacobson, a former immigration consultant in Winnipeg. Mr. Jacobson pled guilty to three offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and three offences under the Criminal Code. He...

Iranian-Canadian MPP urges UN chief to intervene on Sotoudeh imprisonment

Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi sent a letter (below) to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon this week to urge the UN to intervene “to ensure the security and safety of Nasrin Sotoudeh the freedom of her family to travel outside Iran.” Sotoudeh is an Iranian lawyer who represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following Iran’s disputed 2009 presidential...

US, Iran one-on-one denied by both sides

A day after The New York Times reported that the US and Iran agreed in principle to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, both US and Iranian officials denied the report. “The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what...

MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION’S 25TH ANNUAL GALA

RICHMOND HILL, ON – Mackenzie Health Foundation (formerly York Central Hospital Foundation) is celebrating their 25th annual Gala – ‘The Silver Anniversary Ball’ - with performances by internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Matt Dusk. ‘The Silver Anniversary Ball’ will be held in support of purchasing a second Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner for Mackenzie...

Letters to the Editor: Tax payers’ money

This letter is in response to Markham-Unionville MP John McCallum’s Oct. 18 letter to the editor published in Salam Toronto titled “New TV season means taxpayer-funded government ads.” Mr. McCallum’s letter criticized the current Conservative government’s use of taxpayer money to fund political advertisements. Dear Editor, Mr. John McCallum’s letter on your last week’s issue,...

Letters to the Editor: Kent does not respect Canada’s democracy

Dear Editor, [caption id="attachment_13358" align="alignright" width="159"] Senator James Cowan[/caption] MP Peter Kent and the Conservative government do not respect our democracy – they do not respect the views of Canadians. They have no interest in hearing from Canadians. They have decided that they know what is best - and they are going to impose their will upon...

CIBC Run for the Cure in 22 Ontario communities: Sunday, September 30, 2012

Canada's largest single-day event in support of breast cancer research, education and awareness TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - On Sunday, September 30, more than 60,000 people across Ontario will participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.  The CIBC Run for the Cure unites Ontarians from Thunder Bay to Toronto, Windsor to Ottawa with one common goal - running...

Jason Kenney criticized for sending mass email

A mass email titled “LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Refugees in Iran” sent by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney’s office to thousands of recipients has raised questions over privacy. According to a report by the Ottawa Citizen, a Ministry spokesperson said the email was sent to “individuals who have communicated with our office about...

NORTH TORONTO COLLEGIATE MARCHING BAND TAKES TO YONGE STREET to welcome Tridel’s 101 Erskine to Yonge & Eglinton. Saturday September 22, 2012

GRAND OPENING OF TRIDEL’S 101 ERSKINE

[caption id="attachment_12532" align="alignright" width="180"] Next to a design of 101 Erskine is one of the Tridel,s Sales Associates Naima Cothran for more information on this project, you can contact her: 416-  480 - 0700,or mail her: ncothran@tridel.com[/caption] Toronto, September 22nd, 2012 – On Saturday, September 22 at 11:30am the North Collegiate Marching Band will fill the...

The Sage II Condos developed by IN8 Development is the second of a two buildings catering to luxury student living.

Investing in Waterloo’s condo market

  [caption id="attachment_12522" align="alignright" width="226"] The Sage II Condos developed by IN8 Development is the second of a two buildings catering to luxury student living.[/caption] After their recent condominium venture in Waterloo, Ontario, Toronto-based IN8 Development has begun phase two of their Sage Condos project. Launched last January, all 58 units of Sage Condos...

VAUGHAN CELEBRATES DOORS OPEN VAUGHAN AND CULTURE DAYS

  VAUGHAN, ON –  As part of Doors Open Vaughan and Culture Days, more than 30 locations across the City will open their doors to residents and visitors offering free tours, performances, exhibits and displays on September 29 and 30.   The 11 Doors Open Vaughan locations are of historical, architectural, cultural and environmental significance. Sites include heritage homes and...

Letter of Retraction

In Salam Toronto's December 1st, 2011 article titled “Canadian Medical Association board member's advice to Iranian-trained doctors,” we have regretfully discovered that the subject in the article was not indeed Dr. Shireen Mansouri, due to an unintentional case of mistaken identity. Therefore, the facts, information and picture represented in this article are not accurate or true. We sincere...

City of Toronto officially opens Joel Weeks Park

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) and staff of the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing joined members of the community today to officially open the new, one-hectare park that expands the former Joel Weeks Parkette and increases green space in the community.   "It's wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate this great...

اعلام علت مرگ ماهی های دریاچه اِری

علت مرگ هزاران ماهی در دریاچه ی اِری Erie توسط وزارت محیط زیست انتاریو اعلام شد. Kate Jordan سخنگوی این وزارتخانه می گوید جنازه ی ماهی ها در ساحل دریاچه در روز قبل از بازگشایی مدارس، طبیعی بوده است و نمونه برداری ها نشان...

Letter to the Editor: Was this really an opinion?

Sun Media has recently published an attack on the Iranian Canadian community in what can only be described as racist, ignorant and the spread of hateful propaganda. Tarek Fatah, a columnist at Sun Media tweeted: "Iranian-Canadians, burn your damn Iranian passports. Burn them now if you wish to be counted as Canadians.” This tweet to the surprise of many, was published on the front page of...

بازار مسکن تورنتو و منطقه یورک به کدام سو می‌رود؟

در عرصه تحلیل خرید و فروش املاک مسکونی سه شاخص همواره مهم‌تر از سایرین مدنظر تحلیگران و تحت بحث و بررسی بوده است. این سه شاخص عبارتند از: ۱ -  میانگین قیمت ۲ -  ضریب موجودی مسکن نسبت به تعداد فروخته شده ۳ -  تعداد روز...

چهره های مشهور سینمای جهان در جشنواره فیلم تورنتو

در هفته گذشته چند تن از بازیگران مشهور که برای حضور در یکی بزرگترین رویدادهای سینمایی در آمریکای شمالی به تورنتو می آیند را معرفی کردیم. در این شماره چند تن از کارگردانان مشهور و صاحب نام را معرفی خواهیم کرد. فیلمسازانی...

طرح صلح: مانا نیستانی

گردهمایی جنبش کشورهای غیر متعهد، بهره‌برداری سیاسی یا ایفای نقش در برقراری صلح جهانی؟

[caption id="attachment_11706" align="alignleft" width="300"] طرح صلح: مانا نیستانی[/caption] در سال ۱۹۶۰ میلادی، با توجه به فضای دو قطبی موجود در عرصه سیاسی جهان، کشورهایی که خود را ملزم به تبعیت از هیچ قطب سیاسی -  اردوگاه کمونیسم و جناح سرمایه داری - ...

Federal Liberals Meet in King City

On Saturday, August 25, the Liberal Party of Canada Central Region held an organizational meeting at Seneca College in King City (King Campus). It was well-attended with members from all 18 ridings in the Central Region filling the conference room to participate in the discussions and planning for the growth of the party in the year ahead.   The morning session consisted of several roundtable...

رو سفیدی سیستم برق انتاریو

در طول تابستانی که گرمای هوا رکورد شکنی ;رد سیستم تولید و توزیع الکتریسیته در انتاریو پاسخگوی تمامی نیازهای منازل و بیزنس ها بود و سراسر استان نیازی به قطع برق نداشت. بر اساس گزارش 14 اگوست، ماه جولای امسال بیشترین...

بازی با سل فون، عامل سقوط هواپیما و کشته شدن خلبان

گزارش کارشناسی Transportation Safety Board-TSB که روز دوشنبه 13 اگوست 2012 منتشر شد عوامل سقوط یک هواپیمای کوچک در نوامبر گذشته در Fort St.John استان بریتیش کلمبیا را روشن کرد. این گزارش می گوید خلبان توجه زیادی را به تلفن همراه خود معطوف کرده...

بازهم رانندگی شهردار تورنتو خبر ساز شد

انتشار عکسی از شهر تورنتو درحالی که مشغول مطالعه ضمن رانندگی بوده است دوباره "راب فورد" را مجبور به توضیح کرده است. این عکس شهردار را در حال رانندگی در بزرگراه گاردینر نشان می دهد درحالیکه مشغول مطالعه اوراقی است. "راب...

“خلبان شجاع “ایرانی: کمپین لغو تحریم های غرب برای قطعات هواپیما

یک خلبان ایرانی که هواپیمای بوئینگ مسافربری ایرانی را در اکتبر گذشته با وجود نقص فنی، سالم به زمین نشاند و "خلبان شجاع" hero pilot نام گرفت مبارزه با تحریم ها را آغاز کرد. کاپیتان هوشنگ شهبازی می گوید تحریم قطعات  هواپیما...

قدم به قدم با ورزشکاران المپیک

تیم ملی کانادا در المپیک 118 ورزشکار و 29 مربی دارد. 90 تن از این ورزشکاران از اعضای برنامه "هدف طلایی" (Quest for Gold) هستند. این برنامه برای کمک های اضافه و حمایت از ورزشکاران استان انتاریو طراحی شده است. کمک های این برنامه به...

A Tale of Two Victories

  The new board of directors of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) was elected just over three months ago.  During that time, I have met many people from the community who have asked me why the Iranian-Canadian community needs the Congress and what we hope to achieve. With two significant victories under the ICC’s belt, I think that now may be a good time to reflect on those...

A letter to TD bank managers

TD Bank Managers, Corporate Communications:   Mr. Mohammad Nakhooda, Mr. Stephen Hewitt, Ms. Nancy Vye, Ms. Barbara Timmins   Mohammad, Your statements in your interview with "BBC Persian"are totally incorrect and unacceptable. TD Bank did not contact us and did not ask for any clarification before closing my accounts. As a matter of fact there is NOYHING to be clarified. I live...