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Montreal Celebrates Greek Independence Day With Huge Parade

Thousands of Greek Canadians gathered at Montreal's Park-Extension on Sunday to celebrate Greek Independence Day with their annual parade. The prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the celebrations. A mix of...

Greece to Ink Deal for 7 Fire-fighting Aircraft at Mitsotakis Visit to Canada

Greece is expected to finalize a deal for the purchase of 7 fire-fighting aircraft from Canada early next week during the official visit of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Montréal, and Toronto. Canada's PM Justin Trudeau, announced that Mitsotakis, will visit...

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...

Juan de Fuca: The Great Greek Explorer

Juan de Fuca, or Ioannis Phokas, was an intrepid, and much underappreciated, Greek explorer and navigator who lived during the sixteenth century. De Fuca is best known for being the first to describe the Strait of Anian, which is...

Mysterious Shipwreck Washes Up on Canada’s Coast

A mysterious shipwreck has washed up on Canada's coastline centuries after it is thought to have sunk. The ghostly vessel appeared on the shores of Cape Ray on the Newfoundland coast and is thought to have been dredged up by...

Libra’s GSI to Build Massive Solar Power Facility in Canada

Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure LLC (GSI), one of the renewable energy subsidiaries of Libra Group, announced the construction of a 100-megawatt (MWac) utility-scale solar facility in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Iyuhána Solar (Iyuhána), a GSI-led partnership with Saturn Power Inc. and Ocean...

Gold Treasure Remains Unclaimed 150 Years After Ship Sinking

An estimated 4,000 ounces of gold believed to be on board a ship that sank off of the British Columbia coast in 1875 remains unclaimed 150 years after the disaster. SS Pacific was a wooden sidewheel steamer built in 1850...

The River Of Gold in British Columbia

The Fraser River in British Columbia has been a source of placer gold for more than 160 years and it has been a meeting point for amateur treasure hunters ever since. It all began in 1858 when the discovery of...

Growing Up Black in Greece: A Diplomat’s Daughter Recalls

Growing up black in Greece? Patricia Kumbakisaka, 31, one of Canada’s most accomplished young black women, has done it. Here she describes her life in Greece.

Rich History of the Greeks in Canada Cataloged and Digitized

The rich history of the Greeks in Canada is being cataloged and digitized at York University by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The HHF Greek Canadian Archives (HHF GCA) announced recently a series of significant milestones in its ongoing mission...

Vikings Were in 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...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza

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.