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Azim and Nawaz Virani: Brothers find home in hardware store

Christmas came in June this year with a feast of samosas at the Home Hardware store in West Vancouver.

Azim and Nawaz Virani brought their holiday tradition forward as a gesture of appreciation to customers and friends and to soften the news that, after 30 years in business together, the brothers are retiring. 75 more words


Tougher than she thought - Alyssa's story

Alyssa Alidina’s story is all about stepping out of her comfort zone: and loving it. It all started when she was finishing up her BScN Natural Resources Conservation, major in Global Perspectives at UBC. 124 more words


City of Ottawa commemorates the naming of Nelson Mandela Square

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson extended an invitation to South African expatriate Amyn Keshavjee

Ottawa –Mayor Jim Watson and His Excellency Membathisi Mdladlana, High Commissioner of South Africa, today officially dedicated the outdoor area in front of the Ottawa City Hall’s Heritage Building, and home to the Human Rights Monument, as Nelson Mandela Square. 115 more words


Adventure Diplomacy: Beyond the Heights - Mirza Ali shares Samina Baig's triumphs on Everest in an upcoming documentary movie

An extraordinary true story of human will: determination; courage; strength; trust; passion; spirit; and patriotism; against one’s own fears and nature’s forces: snow storms; avalanches; hazardous ice walls; crevice falls; scarcity of oxygen; altitude sickness and extreme cold. 461 more words

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Triumph: Samina Baig and Mirza Ali conquer 7th summit - Mount Elbrus, Russia

The brother-sister duo, Mirza Ali Baig and Samina Baig made it to the summit of Mount Elbrus (Russia) on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. local time. 601 more words

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Ismaili Mountaineers and the Goal to Conquer Seven Summits

Following Simerg’s recent exclusive interview with Ismaili mountaineers Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali Baig here is an update about their goal of conquering the “Seven Summits.” 57 more words

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Ismaili youth, Tariq Haji honoured with Duke of Edinburgh award

The Governor General of Canada, the Right Hon. David Johnston, presented The Duke of Edinburgh’s gold award to more than 100 young people in Ontario June 20, seven of them from southern York Region. 192 more words