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Dreadlocks remain grey area? Prejudice again? racism? sterotype?


In basic terms, Jessica Devnani is a brunette, yet, her dreadlocks hairstyle is a grey area in terms of employment at Canada’s Wonderland.

“unnatural colour and beads” ?

So, maybe it’s no surprise the initial park employment staffer who interviewed Ms Devnani didn’t see her hair as extreme, but in the eyes of another, in the human resources department a little more than a week later, it was a non-starter. Even within Wonderland, the dreadlocks were a grey area open to interpretation, depending on who was looking at Ms Devnani’s hair at the time.

Many will remember last summer when the Ontario government’s cabinet office received a black eye. A mistakenly sent e-mail sent to a University of Toronto student that had applied for a position found out his appearance may have had a role in him not being considered.

A cabinet office staffer coined the phrase ‘Ghetto Dude’ in describing the young man’s appearance, a black man with dreadlocks, to another member of her department. Many were outraged to read about his story.

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Barrie South GO Station opens December 17


The Barrie South GO Station opening December 17, 2007. It is located on the Bradford line, northeast of the intersection of Mapleview Dr. and Yonge St. and will be accessible to passengers using wheeled mobility aids. The extension of service from Bradford to Barrie will feature four trains morning and night.

Barrie GO Line

  • Morning trips will leave Barrie South at 5:43, 6:15, 6:45, and 7:15 a.m.
  • Because of the new stop, train times at Bradford will change. Starting December 17, trains will leave Bradford four minutes later at 6:06, 6:36, 7:06, and 7:36 a.m.
  • Morning train departure times from all other stations on this line will stay the same, as will arrival times at Union Station: 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, and 8:45 a.m.
  • Evening train departure times from Union Station will stay the same: 4:10, 4:40, 5:17, and 6:00 p.m. Evening train arrival times all the way to East Gwillimbury GO Station will also stay the same.
  • Arrival times at Bradford will be seven minutes earlier, at 5:21, 5:51, 6:28, and 7:11 p.m. Evening trips will arrive at Barrie South at 5:45, 6:15, 6:55, and 7:35 p.m.

New GO Trains - BarrieThe extension of the GO Train may have an important impact on the prices and demand of real estate properties in the Barrie area.

The GO Train is also good news for the local business community; it will help Barrie to attract more business, tourists and people looking for affordable housing. It will also benefit Barrie residents that work in the Toronto area and will take the pressure off the 400. At some point, with a move to all-day service to the Barrie region, expansion of the smart growth strategy could be expanded.

For more information go to the GO Transit website.
http://www.gotransit.com