Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    It’s been 23 years since I’ve moved to Canada from the Philippines.  I remember that the first thing I looked for was a Filipino community paper so I can read some news about the community being new in Calgary.  I never found any Filipino community paper back in 1996. From them on I told myself that [...]

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NEWS FROM March 2011

AVOCADO

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pdutkoski@shaw.ca
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PURSUING A DREAM

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by Roger Encarnacion
(This short story was first published in the Filipino Pioneers Club Magazine.)
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During one of their quarterly meetings, Bert the presiding officer of the Filipino Heritage Foundation – a Filipino organization whose mandate is to acquire a Filipino cultural center in Calgary – informed his members of a plan to construct a building with [...]


Province sets sight on Asia

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Bill 1 to help chart new course for Alberta-Asia relations
Edmonton… Alberta will focus new energy and expertise on the growing economies of Asia with a provincial council of trade and business experts. Through Bill 1, the Asia Advisory Council Act, the government will establish the council, which will help inform and advise on strategic priorities [...]


Recent secondary suites poll shows strong support for legalization and poor representation of citizens: Mayor Nenshi

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The City of Calgary Newsroom
Thursday, March 3 – Calgary, AB: Research released today reinforces that the vast majority of Calgarians are ready to legalize safe secondary suites in their communities, however, the poll also indicates that many community associations are not reflecting the views of their constituents.
Commissioned by the University of Calgary Students’ Union and [...]


February 2011 building permits reach $215 million

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March 07, 2011 11:00 AM – The City of Calgary Newsroom
The estimated construction value of building permit applications for the month of February 2011, $215 million, is up 13 per cent compared to February 2010 ($191 million), down 14 per cent compared to the five-year average (2007-2011; $251 million) and down 2 per cent compared [...]


Immigration News – Minister Kenney announces improvements affecting temporary foreign workers, including live-in caregivers

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New rules to strengthen Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program were announced today by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Changes that were initially published in the Canada Gazette Part 1 on October 9, 2009 are now being implemented.
“The government is taking action to protect temporary foreign workers, including live-in caregivers, from potential abuse and exploitation,” [...]


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