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 December 2017

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 [...]






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