Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    It was 22 years ago when I arrived in Canada and chose Calgary, Alberta to be my home.  Leaving my family and friends behind, it was a new adventure for me to be in a new country without knowing anyone.  That was the time I looked for a Filipino community paper and never found any, [...]

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NEWS FROM May 2010

KC’s auction to raise funds to fight hunger in Mindanao

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Posted on April 26th, 2010 under The Good Balita
KC Concepcion, United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Philippines Ambassador against Hunger, has launched an online auction of personal items to raise funds to provide schoolchildren in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao with nutritious meals.
With the theme “KC’s Closet Fights Child Hunger,” the auction which started on April [...]


Minister Kenney launches Asian Heritage Month

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Ottawa, April 29, 2010 — All Canadians are invited and encouraged to join in the celebration of Asian Heritage Month, said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today during an official launch ceremony on Parliament Hill. The theme of Asian Heritage Month 2010, organized in partnership with the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society, is [...]


Online survey asks Albertans how to improve police complaints and discipline process

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Edmonton… Albertans are asked to provide feedback on how the current process for handling police complaints and discipline can better reflect the realities of policing in Alberta today.
The online survey is now accessible through the Government of Alberta website at http://bit.ly/SGPS-Survey. The deadline for submissions is June 4.
“We are developing a new framework for law [...]


Leonard Nimoy is beaming into Vulcan, Alberta

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Although the weather was really unpredictable  and despite a spell of unwelcoming hail, rain and snow,  my husband Mark and  I started our new traditional saga of summer  travel  in Alberta. Thus, we find our way to Vulcan to see what this town has to offer.  We want to witness the so called Star Trek  [...]


OFW of the month – Vicky Lanag

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This is a Mothers Day Special edition for OFW of the month. We are featuring an OFW mom who has a big heart for her family. She has an unflinching determination to do whatever it takes just to provide for their needs and give them a good life.
Vicky Lanag is a mother of two beautiful [...]


Brunch Fit for Royalty

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pdutkoski@shaw.ca
*** THE MAIN INGREDIENT segment aims to inform, educate, share skills and knowledge. It also hopes to satisfy most of our TASTEBUDS (the five elements of taste perception: salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami or savoury). Email your request INGREDIENT(s) be  featured for its uses, nutrient contents and/or cooking tips, and comments/suggestions. ***The author has [...]


A hero lies within you!

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by Pastor Nilo Briones of “Jesus Word of Life International Ministries”
“Life is short, but it’s always long enough to become a hero,” says Pastor Ed Lapiz who was my mentor when I met him in Saudi Arabia during his early ministerial days in the Middle East.  And I believe it’s a noble thing to become [...]


PANTS ON FIRE!

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by Roger Encarnacion
There was an article in the Calgary Herald not too long ago that explored the psychology of lying. It suggested that when people lie, their noses do really grow. “A study has shown that during a deception, nasal tissues become engorged with blood, causing them to swell.”
So, Pinocchio is not alone. There are [...]


HOW DO I GET A PERSONAL TRAINER?

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Getting a personal trainer might be the best thing you ever do for your overall health and fitness.  Having someone there to keep you on track, develop a program, keep you focused, motivated and to measure each and every one of your successes may be exactly what you need to reach your fitness goals.
Here’s what [...]


Gardening – PERENNIAL GROUNDCOVERS

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If most of you gardeners are like me your all eager to get outside and start digging and planting. Conditions as of this writing are not suitable ,however I’ll cover a topic that can be dwelled on as a chose for some of your needs.
Perennial groundcovers are a single type of plant that covers the [...]


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