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Elian Elias

city: I didn't take the chance to move somewhere else because I like it here and I'm used to it, my family is here, according to CTV. Elias was brought from Syria to Moncton by his brother-in-law eight years ago. I decided to stay, it's a nice city, friendly people, says Elian Elias. Since arriving in the Maritimes, he has opened three businesses including a restaurant in the city's downtown. I've seen too many sad stories every day, he says. For two hours every day, Elias offers hot food to the homeless at zero cost. ( As reported in the news.