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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Erwinism: Life as a Prayer

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By Erwin Maramat
This year in review.
On the way to Lac La Ronge, it started snowing and darkness peered ahead. I was worried as I drove carefully behind a truck my co-driver was delivering, all I could make out are his faint, blurry tail lights, then the unexpected happened; the SUV I was driving slid and [...]


Miss U beauties at home in Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines — Several candidates from the most recent Miss Universe pageant are here in the Philippines. Led by the winner, South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the beauties have been doing charity and tourism-related activities this week.
The trip marks the first official appearance of Demi-Leigh after her win. Joining her and the girls are previous titleholders, [...]


Christmas Grace

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
On my way to the Human Resources Department of American Specialty Health, Inc., my steps were springy and I can feel the glow on my face with a hearty smile. That day in December 2, 2010, I decided to hand deliver my resignation letter as well as my retirement documents. I [...]


Federal government continues to make family reunification a priority Processing surge puts Government on track to largely eliminate Live-in Caregiver Program backlog by end of 2018

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December 3, 2017— Toronto, ON – Caregivers and their families will be reunited and the inventory of Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) applications will be largely eliminated by the end of 2018, thanks to the commitments made today by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Great progress has been made on the backlog [...]


Preventing Falls in Older Adults

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Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older.
There are many reasons older people fall. They may lose their footing when stepping off a street curb. Or they may fall after getting dizzy from taking [...]


Number of children injected with Dengvaxia is actually more than 800,000 – DOH

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has revealed that over 800,000 children aged nine and above were given Dengvaxia vaccine when the government’s anti-dengue immunization program was launched in March 2016.
Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo believes the number will still increase while they are consolidating the reports coming from regional health offices.
“We are regularly [...]


Filipina medical physicist is new Miss Earth 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — Filipina earth warrior Karen Ibasco was hailed as this year’s Miss Earth after outshining 84 other candidates.
Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador passed on the crown to the 26-year-old beauty from Manila during the coronation night held at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night.
Ibasco showed that she is a combination of [...]


Amazon delivers hundreds of jobs to Calgary region

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The Alberta government is supporting 750 new full-time, permanent jobs in the province as Amazon opens a new fulfillment centre near Calgary.
Amazon fulfilment centres are the hubs where online orders are picked, packed and shipped to individual postal addresses. The 600,000-square-foot centre will be built in Balzac.
The new facility is one of several important expansions [...]


New Sunrise Senior Club Birthday Celebration

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Most of the Filipino seniors’ club association in Calgary celebrate their members’ birthday quarterly.  The New Sunrise Senior club headed by Mr. Nestor Sun, the President of the club, with his executive committees and members celebrated their 3rd quarter birthday celebration at Eastern treasures China, 2825 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB.  Different Filipino seniors associations [...]


Last Night

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Movie Review By:  Teofy Buluran
We are so excited to watch this movie because this is the reunion movie of Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga under the direction of Joyce Bernal.  As usual before we headed to watch the movie, we have to stop to our favorite restaurant and have a hot soup.  On our way [...]


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