Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    It’s been 22 years ago, when I finally took the risk of a big CHANGE in my life.  From being an executive secretary in a German company, I didn’t know what will happen to my career when I decided to immigrate to Canada.  No one knows our future except our maker up above, but it [...]

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NEWS FROM January 2018

Take care on highways as a winter storm approached

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Albertans are advised to use extra caution on highways during winter months.
Areas of central and northern Alberta are under a heavy snowfall warning. Accumulations between 10 and 15 centimetres are expected in the Edmonton region and as much as 20 centimetres north and west of Edmonton by Tuesday afternoon.
Drivers are advised to prepare for winter [...]


Erwinism: The Gift of Mindfulness

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By Erwin D. Maramat
And just like that 2017 is over, and as 2018 is about to commence, we find ourselves haunted by the ghosts of broken promises and abused excuses of the previous year that we hope to purge by jotting down a ridiculous list of promises to be broken eventually. Who are we fooling? [...]


Bringing Hope in the New Year

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
The year 2017 has drawn to a close and a new year was ushered in. Many things, significant as well as insignificant, happened in the international scene. Thousands of asylum seekers from the US continue to pour in the Quebec-US borders. In the home front, the people of Calgary had extended [...]


FILIPINO POLITICS IN CALGARY

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By: Tigs Tidalgo

The Filipino Seniors Structure in Calgary of six coordonated associations of about 1500 members would not have seen the light of day without a helping hand from the Alberta provincial government through the kindness of favoured elected politicians.
The quotation above is frank and bold. I am citing it here because it inscribes [...]


Filipinos remain optimistic about quality of life, economy — SWS

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MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are positive that their quality of life and the Philippine economy will get better this year, the latest Social Weathers Station survey showed.
Nearly five of 10 Filipinos (49 percent) expect their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, with only three percent saying it will get [...]


How to Choose and Use a 4 Wheeled Walker

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A 4 wheeled walker helps you with walking when you can stand on both legs. If your healthcare provider has told you to be non weight bearing, partial weight bearing, or feather weight bearing, you can NOT use this walker. For these people, use what your healthcare provider has told you.
You need to be able [...]


Parents and Grandparents Program reopening in new year

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Potential sponsors will soon have the opportunity to express their interest to sponsor

December 22, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) [...]


What you need to know when building a home as a new Canadian

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Many immigrants move to Canada and Alberta to start their new life, in hopes of achieving the ‘Canadian Dream.’ When moving to a new country, newcomers are often faced with a variety of exciting opportunities and new challenges, and may find themselves in unfamiliar situations, where processes differ from those in their home country.
One such [...]






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