Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear readers, First of all the weather is now definitely spring. I can see some greens now in the rock garden and the backyard. Having a garden is quite a bit of work but if you have a green thumb you are definitely enjoying this part of the year. So enjoy Spring while it [...]

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NEWS FROM June 2013

Road Trip: Drumheller “Dinosaur Capital of the World”

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By: Fernando A. Chuidian
Faced with the prospect of a long  dull weekend in celebration of Victoria Day last May 20, my wife and I decided to bring the kids for a short but exciting weekend getaway trip.  Our destination?  Drumheller, dubbed as the Dinosaur Capital of the World, located 41 miles NE of Calgary,This once [...]


Lilac Festival 2013 Kicks off

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By Glynn Galla
Last May 26, 2013 was the annual Lilac Festival at the downtown Calgary; it started around 10:00 in the morning and lasted at 6:00 in the afternoon. An estimated 120,000 visitors flocked and joined this Flower Festival in town. With a perfect 17 degrees weather condition that Sunday, many had enjoyed the street [...]


LBC Continues to Lead The Sea Cargo Industry

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Offers affordable and convenient delivery services anywhere in the Philippines

South San Francisco, Calif., June 5, 2013 – LBC continues to lead the sea cargo industry in terms of reliability, affordability and fast delivery service. With its commitment to excellent customer service, LBC has become a company that thousands of [...]


Comelec releases final tally of senators

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, has released its final tally of senatorial candidates according to its official canvassing of election results.
In his blog, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez quoted the NBOC’s resolution as saying that “while there are still remaining uncanvassed votes, the same [...]


MS. RIZA SANTOS, CALGARY’S PRIDE……MISS UNIVERSE CANADA

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One week after mistakenly being named first runner up, Calgary’s Riza Santos was officially crowned Miss Universe Canada.  An official crowning ceremony was held Sunday at Osteria de Medici and receiving it in her hometown in front of dozens of family and friends made the moment even more special for [...]


Alberta adds supports for seniors and vulnerable Albertans

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June 6, 2013 – The Redford government is giving seniors and persons with disabilities more care options closer to home by adding 920 new Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) spaces across Alberta.
Government grants totaling $68.3 million will support the building of new supportive living spaces in Calgary, Red Deer, [...]


GARDENING – PASQUE FLOWERS

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by H. W. Kriaski
Very few gardeners seem to be aware of the Pasque flower and it’s ability to survive the harsh winters of Alberta.  I have one in my rock garden for 8 years now and as always it’s the first plant to show up in the spring.  So early that [...]


Message from Honourable Thomas A. Lukaszuk

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Deputy Premier and Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education
During my time as a University of Alberta student, I remember how quickly one school year passed and then just how fast another September came. As Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, I know the importance of a post-secondary education and how financial options make a [...]


UPAA Alberta holds its Scholarship Fundraising Event

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by Quay Evano
According to the office of the UP Scholarship and Student Services, a significant portion of UP Students, also colloquially known as Iskolars ng Bayan (Scholars of the Country) belong to the middle and low income families.  Many of these families struggle and can barely afford the tuition fees [...]


TRAVEL TIPS TO CUBA

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Cuba is not just another typical holiday island. With its colonial-style towns and cities, its magnificent countryside, its attractive surrounding seabed, its varied culture and its people-widely renowned for their uniquely hospitable character-Cuba reveals itself to the world, with generosity and pride in its many charms and attractions.

WHEN TO GO
The best time to visit [...]


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