News January, 2018

Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

By Vancouver Sun WASHINGTON — When the White House released the results of a test on Donald Trump’s mental aptitude Tuesday, showing he aced it without signs of cognitive decline, there was one person out there brimming with pride despite not knowing the president. That person was Ziad Nasreddine — who designed the test.

New immigrants to Prince George soared in 2017

By Prince George Citizen | Prince George’s population of permanent residents grew by 25 per cent in 2017, while most other towns in Northern B.C. and the Central Interior saw these numbers either stay the same or drop.

‘Nunavut is ahead of us,’ on access to court interpreters

By Mitch Goldenberg, Postmedia Edmonton | In one case, a woman testified to authorities in her native language about abuse she had experienced. Her imam acted as the interpreter. In another, a five-year old boy interpreted for his mother as she testified against her husband, the boy’s father, accused of spousal abuse.

The misused concept of racism, refined

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Are we starting to refine our concept of racism, arguably the most explosive word in North America today? Three powerful African-American public intellectuals are in a high-level debate over racism. All three agree racism can be a serious problem, especially in the U.S., where black-white tensions for some still … Continued

Syrian refugees have more to celebrate than just the holidays

By Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun | Celine Ghaily, 12, started Grade 4 last year at Montecito elementary school in Burnaby shortly after arriving from Lebanon. The young Armenian-Syrian refugee knew very little English — just enough to understand that her new classmates were making fun of her.

ESL Book Club

Date: January 20, 2018Venue: Fleetwood Library Learn more