Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by Roberto Ugaddan Hello readers, It’s now half of September and soon it will be officially Fall.  Not only that when the months starts to end in BER, that means we are almost approaching the end of 2019.  It was just like yesterday when we started with the year 2019.  There were lots of activities/concerts coming up [...]

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Meeting between Consul General Zaldy Patron and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary, Alberta on 9 September 2019.

Meeting between Consul General Zaldy Patron and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary, Alberta on 9 September 2019. thumbnail

Consul General Patron discussed with Premier Kenney the Filipino diaspora in Alberta, labor cooperation, Philippine
investments in the province, trade relations, ongoing education cooperation between the Philippines and Alberta, and the
potential for energy cooperation between the two sides.


Help on the way for Calgary homeless

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The governments of Alberta and Canada are helping homeless people in Calgary to get back on their feet with the opening of the Clayton apartment.

About 30 single adults will soon begin moving into the Clayton, a safe affordable housing project in the west Calgary neighbourhood of Bowness. Designed to meet the needs of individuals who [...]


Ensuring fairness for newcomers

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Bill 11, the Fair Registration Practices Act, will help newcomers get their credentials recognized, so they can quickly get to work in their fields to help grow the economy and create jobs.
Premier Kenney and Minister Copping meet with newcomers and stakeholders to discuss their experiences with foreign credential recognition.
The act is a key part of [...]


121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration

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by: Chona Decena
The annual Philippine Independence Day celebration took place on June 12, 2019. This year’s theme is “Unity & Harmony-Key Factors To Radical Changes”. There was a flag raising held at the City Hall at noon joined by different members from the community association.  This was organized by CAFFA thru the leadership of Ms. [...]


Premier Kenney appoints strong team ready to lead

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Alberta’s 18th Premier, Jason Kenney, and his cabinet were sworn in at Government House in Edmonton on April 30.
“Albertans gave our new government a huge democratic mandate for bold change that gets our economy back to work and stands up for this province. This is a strong team that is ready to lead, and to [...]


Rachel Notley track record strong on health

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Albertans face a stark choice about the future of health care in Alberta.
Rachel Notley believes in strong, stable public health care. Jason Kenney has spent decades trying to bring private health care to Alberta.
Over the past four years, Notley put health on a stable footing. Despite tumbling global oil prices, closing hospital beds was not [...]


Fil-Canadian couples win snow-sculpting awards in Alberta

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A Filipino-Canadian team bested five other international competitors to win the “judges’ pick” award at the First International Snow-Sculpting Competition in Alberta, Canada.
Composed of couples Ross and Marites Baisas. and Antonio and Maria Elena Baisas, Team Baisas also won the People’s Choice Awards.
They won the contest for their snow sculpture called “Tangle”, depicting two moose [...]


Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement to kick off Alberta’s first Month of the Artist:

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement to kick off Alberta’s first Month of the Artist: thumbnail

Month of the Artist: Minister Miranda
Alberta artists such as dancers and musicians are an important part of our culture, and they along with the rest of the arts community are being honoured this month.
“Art and artists are a vital part of our culture. They make our province a great place to live, visit and raise [...]


New employment standards for youth under 13

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The Government of Alberta is updating employment rules for youth aged 12 and under.
The new standards only apply when there is an employment relationship, such as jobs where employers make mandatory deductions or provide benefits such as vacation pay. They do not apply to volunteer activities or casual work such as babysitting, lawn-mowing, snow-shovelling or farm and ranch work.
The changes mean [...]


Thousands head back to class in new schools

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As part of the Government of Alberta’s largest infrastructure build in the province’s history, nearly 32,000 students will be attending school in new and modernized learning spaces this school year.
The 37 new and modernized schools scheduled to open during the 2018-19 school year stretch across the province from Okotoks to Fort McMurray, and from Ashmont [...]


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