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Yukon bhangra dancer and internet sensation Gurdeep Pandher has a message of positivity for the world

Gurdeep Pandher has been spreading messages of joy, hope, and inclusivity around the world through his viral YouTube videos and speaking engagements. Most of those videos, which have been hugely popular around the world, feature

Gurdeep Pandher, a Sikh-Canadian, is best known for his videos of him dancing Bhangra– the traditional folk dance of Punjab – outdoors in the breathtaking Yukon wilderness. Over time, his posts went viral and his work has been featured on CBC Yukon, CBC National, CTV National News, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, SBS Australia, and many other platforms. Even Canadian embassies abroad shared his works to showcase the wonderful side of multiculturalism that is currently present in Canada.

On his YouTube channel he also talks about his philosophy of joy, hope, positivity, and inclusivity for healing and optimism.

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Top 10 Freest Countries on Earth

Freedom House rates people’s access to political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories through its annual Freedom in the World report. Individual freedoms—ranging from the right to vote to freedom of expression and equality before the law—can be affected by state or nonstate actors.

    • 🇳🇴 Norway » Global Freedom Score 100
    • 🇫🇮 Finland » 100
    • 🇸🇪 Sweden » 100
    • 🇳🇿 New Zealand » 99
    • 🇨🇦 Canada » 98
    • 🇩🇰 Denmark » 97
    • 🇳🇱 Netherlands » 97
    • 🇺🇾 Uruguay » 97
    • 🇮🇪 Ireland » 97
    • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg » 97


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Canadian home construction costs shot up 22.6 percent in Q1 2022

The Georgia Straight »

In a report Thursday (May 5), Statistics Canada indicated that the year-over-year growth “surpasses previous highs”.

The increase exceeded the “high (+21.9% registered in the previous quarter”.

The report covered 11 census metropolitan areas or CMAs, which correspond to major urban centres.

The biggest increases were in Calgary (31.4 percent), Edmonton (26.6 percent), and Toronto (26.5 percent).

In Metro Vancouver, the cost of home construction in the first quarter of 2022 increased 15.4 percent compared to the same period in 2021.

The Moncton CMA posted the lowest growth in costs at 8.5 percent.

All other urban centres witnessed double-digit increases.

Stellantis plans $US2.8 billion overhaul of two Canadian factories to build EVs


Auto giant Stellantis will invest about $2.8 billion to overhaul two Canadian factories to build fully electric and hybrid vehicles, the company said on Monday, as part of its $35 billion global commitment to electrification and related initiatives.

The revamp will allow the automaker to build such versions of several of its upcoming models using new “multi-energy” architectures. The company also will add a battery lab to its existing research and development facility in Windsor, Ontario, creating 650 new jobs.

Retooling of the company’s Windsor assembly plant is expected to begin in 2023, with a revamp and modernization of a second plant in Brampton, Ontario, to follow the next year. Both revamped factories are to be up and running by 2025, Stellantis said.

More at Green Car Reports / Motor Trend / BNN Bloomberg / Electric Autonomy

Population of Canada, 2021

Here are some interesting facts from the 2021 Canada Census.

Canada’s population is now 36,991,981, a 5.2 percentage increase over the 2016 Census (35,151,728).

There are now 16,284,235 private dwellings in Canada.

The data reveals a population density of 4.2 residents per square kilometre across the country.

The average age of Canadians is now 41.9 years.

Fun Fact » The 1901 census census revealed the country’s population to be at 5,371,315.

Canada’s population grew at almost twice the pace of other G7 countries from 2016 to 2021

Our world has dramatically changed in recent years. Yet, one thing that has not changed from the the past five years is that Canada remains the fastest growing country in the G7.

Canada is now home to almost 37 million people, 5.2 percent more than in 2016. Most of that growth is attributable to more people arriving in Canada from around the world to start a new life. Approximately 1.8 million more were calling Canada their home in 2021 compared with five years earlier.

Most of that increase occurred prior to the pandemic, with Canada’s population rising by a record high of 583,000 people (+1.6%) in 2019 alone. While the pandemic slowed the movement of people around the world, immigration still contributed to Canada’s population growing by 0.4% in 2020, the fastest among G7 countries.

The latest census confirmed that, for the first time since the 1940s, the population of the Maritime provinces grew at a faster rate than the Prairie provinces. This change was largely due to an influx of Canadians migrating to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island from other parts of the country.

Yukon‘s population grew 12.1 percent, the fastest pace nationally. The population in PEI grew 8.0 percent, and British Columbia grew by 7.6 percent.

Newfoundland was the only province to see its population decline (-1.8%) from 2016 to 2021.

The latest census showed that immigration continued to be the biggest driver of Canada’s population growth from 2016 to 2021.

Source » Statistics Canada

Fun Fact » The average age of residents in all of Canada is 41.9 years.

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