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Vikings Were in North America Before Columbus, Study Claims

Vikings from Greenland were living in North America's Newfoundland 1,000 years ago according to evidence from a recent study. Newfoundland is located in Maritime Canada. Scientists have suspected for years that Vikings had settled in the area, but had not been...

Greek-Canadian UFC Fighter Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou Dies at 34

Theodorou Elias, a former Greek-Canadian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter commonly known as ‘The Spartan,’ passed away at his home in Toronto, Canada on Sunday. The 34-year-old UFC fighter’s peaceful repose was confirmed through his official social media accounts “after...

Greeks in Canada Mark the Smyrna Catastrophe with Podcast Series

To commemorate the anniversary of the Smyrna Catastrophe exactly a hundred years ago, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has produced its latest historical podcast series Exodus: The Stories of 1922. In the days, weeks, and months that followed the Great...

At Least 10 Killed in Stabbing Rampage in Canada

Police in Canada says that at least ten people have been killed and another fifteen injured in a stabbing rampage in Canada's central Saskatchewan province on Sunday. The victims were found in thirteen locations in the James Smith Cree Nation...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza: Sam Panopoulos

Very few people know that the man who took the brave decision back in the 1960's to add pineapple to a pizza was a Greek immigrant to Canada.

Pope Francis ‘Begs Forgiveness’ Over Abuse at Catholic Schools in Canada

On Monday, Pope Francis apologized for the abuse suffered by Indigenous children at Canada’s church-run residential schools. The pontiff decried the country’s “catastrophic” residential school system and asked for forgiveness for the “evil committed by so many Christians.” His widely anticipated...

Rare Mummified Baby Woolly Mammoth Found in Canada

The mummified remains of a nearly intact baby woolly mammoth were discovered by miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada’s far north last week. Members of the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation named the calf Nun cho ga, which...

Canada to Temporarily Decriminalize Drugs Such as Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy

Residents of Canada's British Columbia caught with small amounts of drugs like cocaine, meth, and ecstasy (MDMA) won’t face criminal charges or have their drugs confiscated as part of a new three-year trial program in the province. The move comes...

The Nurse Who Saved Thousands from the Greek and Armenian Genocide

Sara Corning was a Canadian nurse who saved thousands of Armenian and Greek orphans during the Genocide in Turkey. Her life of dedication and offering to fellow human beings made her a prominent figure in Canada, Armenia, and Greece where...

Greek Doctor Uses Breakthrough AI to Improve Life of Cancer Patients

Dr. Peter Metrakos is a Greek doctor working on improving survival rates of cancer patients by using breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) technology. 

Toronto’s Anti-Greek Riots of 1918 Changed the Face of the City Forever

The living memories of Toronto's 1918 anti-Greek riots may have faded, but the city's Greeks still remember the disturbing events of that day.

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

The Legendary Greek Priest Who Served Four Generations of Canadians

The story of Father Nicholas Salamis, a Greek Orthodox priest, is also the story of Greek Canadians, from the time of the first immigrants

Acropolis Museum Loans Kore Statue, Other Artifacts to Toronto

Starting on March 12, 2022, visitors to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, can experience Kore 670 — a gift to a goddess, one of the best-preserved and most stunningly beautiful Korai statues from the Acropolis of Athens. To...

Russian Vodka Rebellion Begins in Canada, US in Solidarity to Ukraine

Liquor stores and bars in Canada and the US are pulling Russian vodka off their shelves in solidarity with Ukraine in a move already dubbed "Vodka Rebellion." In Ontario, Canada, Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy directed the provincial Liquor Control Board...