NOTL could lead the push for change at the federal level
Shaun Thomas, and his father Louie Thomas have both worked on the same farm in NOTL, Shaun from 2000 to the present, and Louie from 1985 to 2005. Uton Bell began working for Abe Epp in 1968, and has lived in Niagara for 47 years.
Until the last quarter century, most of early Black history … [Read more...] about Black history is NOTL’s history
Jermaine Clarke enjoyed a day trip to Runaway Bay with his 13-year-old son Eric. (Photo supplied)
It never gets easier. There is a price to be paid for families that are separated for eight months of the year.
Three of those seasonal workers will not return home, having died from COVID-19 contracted while working on farms in other areas of … [Read more...] about Farm worker struggles to get permanent resident status
Kyon Dunkley on drums, Jermaine Clarke, Delroy Myrie, Courtney Mitchell, Winston Green, Claudeen Bell, Paul Chambers and Steve Samuels at a Cornerstone Community Church concert held a few years ago. (Photo submitted)
There has been much in the news lately regarding the systemic racism which most of us who have grown up in a white dominated culture … [Read more...] about One migrant worker’s experience when he arrived here in Niagara
Jane Andres, Delroy and Joan Castella and Nate Dirks at Southridge Vineland. (Photo supplied)
This year marks a 15-year anniversary celebrating treasured friendships with our Jamaican neighbours.
It was in spring 2005 that I was invited to assist with the music at a little church service for Caribbean farm workers. The CWOP (Caribbean … [Read more...] about Everything good so far
Linnette and Uton Bell look at an old photo of farmworkers and family members at Abe Epp's farm.. (Jane Andres)
Last week I took readers of the The Local to a mountaintop, high up in the clouds of St. Catherine, Jamaica, with Uton and Linnette Bell. Since that experience in 2008, I have had the privilege of visiting the Bells both in Jamaica and at … [Read more...] about Long-time friends stay in touch
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