Levon Sevunts
Levon Sevunts
Born and raised in Armenia, Levon started his journalistic career in 1990, covering wars and civil strife in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
In 1992, after the government in Armenia shut down the TV program he was working for, Levon immigrated to Canada. He learned English and eventually went back to journalism, working first in print and then in broadcasting.
Levon’s journalistic assignments have taken him from the High Arctic to Sahara and the killing fields of Darfur, from the streets of Montreal to the snow-capped mountaintops of Hindu Kush in Afghanistan.
He says, “But best of all, I’ve been privileged to tell the stories of hundreds of people who’ve generously opened up their homes, refugee tents and their hearts to me.”

Arts and Entertainment

World-famous French cabaret seeks Canadian talent

Can you cancan? Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the world’s most famous cabaret? Then the folks at Moulin Rouge want you to show them what you got. The world-famous Paris cabaret, which will» 

Politics, Society

RCMP assesses impacts of possible leaks by alleged mole

Reeling from the arrest of one of its high-ranking intelligence employees, Canada’s national police force is assessing possible damage the alleged mole may have caused to Canada and its allies, the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said» 

Economy

Canadian home sales edge higher in August

Home sales in Canada increased for the sixth consecutive month in August, growing by five per cent year-over-year, according to statistics released Monday by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Home sales were up in most of the country’s largest markets,» 

Society

Senior civilian RCMP employee charged under national secrets act

A senior civilian member of Canada’s national police force, which also deals with sensitive national security investigations, has been arrested and charged under the Security of Information Act, the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) announced in a terse press release» 

International, Politics

Trudeau skips first debate, draws fire from other party leaders

A strategic move by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to skip the first debate of the election campaign drew fire from his opponents, who accused him Thursday of being afraid to defend what they described as his abysmal record. That was» 

Society

Mississauga to host ‘She The North Rally’ for Bianca Andreescu Sunday

Bianca Andreescu’s hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, is going all out to celebrate her historic win at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Canada’s sixth largest city will hold a public rally set on Sunday afternoon to officially welcome the triumphant teenage tennis» 

International, Politics

Kremlin disinformation campaigns could target Canada’s federal election: expert

As the federal election campaign picks up steam, federal officials should be ready to counter possible Russian disinformation campaigns targeting Canadians, says a Russian expert. Sergey Sukhankin, a senior fellow with the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. think-tank, who is teaching» 

Politics

Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s election plane sustained some damage in Victoria after a bus transporting journalists who cover the Liberal campaign brushed against one of its wings Wednesday night. The plane had just landed in the British Columbia capital for» 

Politics

Justin Trudeau launches the 2019 federal election campaign

With the opposition Conservatives breathing down his neck and lingering questions about his handling of a criminal case against Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched a federal election campaign Wednesday, asking Canadians to give his Liberal Party» 

Politics

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives re-elected for 2nd term

Manitobans are waking up to the news of a majority Progressive Conservative government after voters in the Western Canadian province gave the party another mandate to continue their program of cost-cutting and tax reductions in Tuesday’s vote. “We inherited a»