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May 23, 2022

Celebrate what it means to be Canadian during Citizenship Week

It’s Citizenship Week this week, from May 23 to 29, 2022.  During Citizenship Week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is asking Canadians across the country and around the world to show their pride in their history, culture, achievements and shared […] read more

May 26, 2022

Immigrant learning circles @ North Vancouver City Library

Join a small group to learn about a specific topic or event like Canadian cooking, employment mentoring or skills development. Check the calendar for upcoming… read more

May 25, 2022

Ukraine refugees get donations and warm welcome from Maple Ridge

A group of Ukrainian refugees received a warm welcome in the community on Saturday. Nine families, comprised of about 30 individuals, received donations of pants,… read more

May 23, 2022

Celebrate what it means to be Canadian during Citizenship Week

It’s Citizenship Week this week, from May 23 to 29, 2022.  During Citizenship Week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is asking Canadians across the country… read more

May 23, 2022

Doors Open Richmond showcases the city’s diversity and cultural heritage

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine|  The city of Richmond, B.C., is one of the most diverse cities in Canada with over 60 per cent of its… read more

May 23, 2022

Fraser Valley libraries get funding boost from Victoria

The library system that serves Langley and many of its neighbours is getting almost $220,000 in funding, the largest share of an $8 million provincial… read more

May 23, 2022

Our View: Libraries could use some more local advocates

When the province recently announced new funding for library systems across B.C., the second-highest funding amount was set aside for the Vancouver Public Library (VPL). read more

May 22, 2022

Are you an author? North Shore libraries are looking for local works

Libraries across the North Shore are looking for works to add to their North Shore Authors Collections which highlights local writers and works. read more

May 20, 2022

Anti-racism event being held in Pitt Meadows Saturday

An anti-racism event is coming to Pitt Meadows this weekend, and organizers say it could not be more timely. The West Coast… read more

May 19, 2022

Vancouver Island newcomers can soon become Library Champions

A three-month-long online program that connects new immigrants to the library and community they now call home is launching across various Vancouver Island Regional Library… read more

May 19, 2022

BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-2022

As part of its Anti-Racism Strategy, the Government of Canada is investing $19 million to support Black youth in their communities and $25 million to help… read more

May 19, 2022

Federal charter flights for Ukrainians who want to come to Canada

Canada continues to stand with the people of Ukraine, including providing them with a temporary safe haven in Canada. We know that some Ukrainians and… read more

May 19, 2022

Redesigned nvcl.ca launches

Staff at City Library are excited to present the newly redesigned library website at www.nvcl.ca. The website underwent significant redevelopment and design in order to… read more