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May 13, 2021

Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy, Canadian society and Canada overall. These contributions are even more apparent in these challenging pandemic […] read more

May 13, 2021

Destructive denial: Pulitzer Prize novelist tackles continuous colonization

While nations might not be actively traveling the globe and planting their flags, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new novel The… read more

May 13, 2021

Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy,… read more

May 12, 2021

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with CBC Vancouver

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian-Canadians and their contributions to our country.  To commemorate the… read more

May 10, 2021

B.C. woman organizes cross-country rallies to protest anti-Asian hate

A Burnaby woman angry and frustrated by an exponential increase in anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has organized a day… read more

May 05, 2021

Now I understand the sacrifices made by my immigrant parents

I have a confession. Despite the fact that I, too, lived over a convenience store run by my immigrant parents, I have never watched an… read more

May 04, 2021

Hidden Hate: Exposing the roots of anti-Asian racism in Canada

Anti-Asian racism has surged across North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Metro Vancouver has been particularly hard hit. Statistics from the… read more

May 03, 2021

IRCC Launches New “Welcome to Canada” Employment Video

Are you preparing to immigrate to Canada, or are already living here? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a series of videos that will… read more

May 01, 2021

Statement by Minister Chagger on Asian Heritage Month

Today marks the beginning of Asian Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve, embodies pan-Asian diversity and the invaluable achievements of communities of Asian… read more

April 28, 2021

Canada opens door to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates

Canada has announced a time-limited innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and actively… read more

April 28, 2021

‘Pillars’ of pages: Canadian Independent Bookstore Day supports strong community shops

Hilary Atleo and her husband Cliff Atleo Jr. opened their Iron Dog Books in December of 2019, just a couple of… read more

April 23, 2021

Lynda.com will become LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com, an online learning platform available for free through the Port Moody Public Library, will soon have a new name and a new look. On March… read more

April 20, 2021

Author and Editor Betty Keller wins George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021

Vancouver Public Library and Pacific BookWorld News Society are pleased to announce Betty C. Keller as the 28th recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement… read more