Month: February 2010

April 1st Event

By FELICIA CARTY Hi all, Just wanted to let everyone know about the fundraising event I’m helping to put together. As many of you may know, I’m going with a group of nursing students overseas to film some footage, do some interviews, and write…

Hockey Blog

http://www.king5.com/sports/HockeyOlympics-More-blogs-from-local-off-ice-official-85689642.html

Joshua Painting

Sinfonia Toronto

Friday, March 12, 8 pm Glenn Gould Studio Dynamic Duo HYUK-JOO KWUN Violin HYE-JIN KIM Piano Winners of international competitions BURGE A Light Fantastic Round MENDELSSOHN Double Concerto DVORAK Chamber Symphony op. 105 $40 adult, $32 senior, $12 student read more buy now 416-872-4255…

Diapora Dialogues

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Unsubscribe | Printable Version | Send this to a friend Young Writers from the Edge Join us this March as high school students in Etobicoke, Danforth-Crescent Town, Jamestown and Malvern present their brand new creative writing at reading events in…

New Book – Working on My Sleep

People from around the world share their stories about their fathers through email interviews. Written by Donna Kakonge. You can buy it at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Get a Free Book When You Buy a Book

  Get a free book when you buy a book. Contact me at dkakonge@sympatico.ca for the special code.

Music Africa

MUSIC AFRICA thanks the generous fans who at the first three weeks of Black History Month concerts donated $350 towards HAITI RELIEF. The collection will continue on the final concert weekend. Music Africa’s Black History Month Concerts: Week 4 MUSIC AFRICA concludes its series…

Paralympics

OLYMPICS VS. PARALYMPICS Sarina Adamo En retard. French. Adj. To be late or behind schedule. Canada est en retard. It is safe to say that North America is also en retard. Technologically speaking we are fairly quick with posting news online. However, we are…

Physical Perfection?

Online Story 2 Sarah Moore It seems today like the American dream has changed from the pursuit of happiness and wealth to the pursuit of physical perfection. The desire for flawlessness in every aspect of one’s physical appearance has had devastating consequences on the…

Avoiding Car Theft

Sarah DeMille 02/16/2010 Online Piece Car owners in the GTA are being encouraged to properly lock up their cars and remove GPS units, mounting equipment, and place other valuable assets out of view when they leave their cars. This is in the wake of…

USA Basketball

New Jersey Owner May Net Colangelos By: Ryan Jhagroo Recent rumours have New Jersey Nets Mikhail Prokorhov looking for a new general manager. Current Toronto general manager Bryan Colangelo may be in the eye of the Russian billionaire. The Raptors have a team option…

Harry Potter

Megan Harris February 16, 2010 Online Piece 3 In summer 2010, the world fans have only been able to imagine so far is about to be real. This world is the land of Harry Potter. Since 2007, plans have been in the works for…

Facebook

Online Story – Kirsten Parucha 16 February 2010 Facebook has once again gone under another makeover. And once again, the makeover is absolutely unnecessary. As of early February, those who logged onto their Facebook accounts would have noticed a subtle change on their homepage,…

ReBoot Winners

February 22nd, 2010 Dear DOC Members, The ReBoot winning project has been chosen! DOC would like to congratulate The Guinea Pig Detectives pitched by the Montreal-based team of Patricia Bergeron and Magnus Isacsson. Although it was a difficult decision, the jury felt that The…

Euthanasia

Online Story #3 EUTHANASIA Kimberlee Nancekivell Euthanasia may be legal in Quebec hospitals in the near future if the Canadian government responds to pressure from the public. Gaétan Barrette, president of the Federation of Quebec medical specialists, spoke at a national assembly committee hearing…

Basketball

By Josh Ungar The once fabled NBA slam dunk contest has taken a turn for the worst. Gone are the dynamic dunkers and high-flying superstars. No longer do the huge name players seem motivated to enter the slam-dunk contest; what happened to the Michael…

Hockey

Online Story – History Moment Josef Jacobson In 1979 the World Hockey Association lost its seven-year battle with the National Hockey League. The WHA could not beat them, so they were forced to join them. In its last year, only seven teams remained in…

New Book – The Adventures of a Canvas

Donna Kakonge has written a new book called The Adventures of a Canvas. This is her 36th book and you can buy this book and others at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. The Adventures of a Canvas is a story around the signatures that bring life to the…

Debt Study

Online story Fiona Persaud debt-Canadian-study A recent study has determined that the average Canadian family has a household debt of $96,000 in 2009. This is the highest debt-to-income ratio, 145 percent, ever recorded by the annual study. The study also found that there was…

Barbie

CAITLIN STOJANOVSKI ONLINE STORY 3 16 February 2010 Is there anything she can’t do? Since 1959, this girl has ventured out into the world, dated, had 124 careers, children, been married, and divorced. Mattel has just revealed Barbie’s newest incarnation: computer engineer. Sporting a…

King Tutankhamun

By Billy Courtice King Tutankhamun, arguably the most famous of all the pharaohs, died a young man—he was less than 20-years-old. Over 3,000 years later, scientists have determined a cause of death. A two-year DNA study on the mummy has determined that Tutankhamun died…

Kenya in Turmoil

Online Story Amanda Kwan Kenya once deemed the most stable country in Africa, is in danger of becoming a failed state, according to lobbying group Transparency International. Kenya’s coalition government is embroiled in a power struggle after PM Raila Odinga suspended two cabinet members…

Guantanomo Prison

By Alina Smirnova Spain will take five Guantanamo inmates. Miguel Angel Moratinos, Spain’s foreign minister, announced on Feb. 15 that the country will accept five prisoners from Guantanamo. The transfers are a part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to close the prison. His…

Chillies for Good Health

Alice Hoang Online story 3 What better way to warm up your winter than adding some heat to your meals? While there are many myths about food, like chicken soup being good for the soul, studies show hot chili peppers can help fight against…

Love and relations, visiting monks in march, upcoming events‏

Dear Friends, Join us on February 28th (Sun) for the ‘Golden Moon Mantra Jam-Krishna fest’, an afternoon of celebration, musical meditation, a presentation on ‘love and relations’ and a grand vegan feast. Check the event details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/512/krishna-fest-golden-moon-mantra-jam. March brings with two…

Adam Giambrone, TTC Sex Scandal, Soduku

By Sarah Demille Adam Giambrone received yet another blow to his chance at securing a position as the next Toronto mayor. On the heels of the heat he has been receiving for TTC shortfalls experienced within the city, the mayoral candidate admitted on Monday…

Get in the Mood for Painting

CIL Paints launches new website featuring unique tool to help consumers choose colours based on mood Concord, Ontario – February 16, 2010 – Having trouble selecting the right paint colour for your room? Then, get in the mood. That’s the advice of leading Canadian…

TTC, Coffee Addiction and Baseball

Nadia Persaud Online #2 Adam Giambrone: sorry for getting caught? Last Tuesday, Adam Giambrone, Toronto mayoral candidate, entered a new club filled with the likes of Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer. The club was a self-admitted ‘inappropriate relationship with a young woman’ and the…

TTC, Student President Ousted for Smoking, Spice Girls

Kimberlee Nancekivell Online Story 2 A news conference is being held at the Sheraton Centre on Tuesday morning to address the conflict between TTC workers, administration, and riders. A group called “Toronto Transit Operators against public harassment” appeared on Facebook last week, collecting more…

TTC, Late Night Battles, NBA Trades

Fiona Persaud TTC rumors of a work-to-rule The TTC workers union will be speaking today about the recent work-to-rule rumours sprung by the private Facebook group “Toronto Transit workers against public harassment”. The TTC has been under scrutiny over the past few weeks after…

Valentine’s Day, The Olympic Games and Climate Scandals

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 Angela Rotundo Online Story Valentine’s Day: Love Letters come with Love Receipts Other than a couple’s wedding day, Valentine’s Day is widely known as the most romantic day of the year. It is the one day full of romantic activities,…

Black History Month Great Events

Comfort Foods, Millionaires and the Olympic Games

Alice Hoang Online story 2 Indulging in comfort foods is a vicious cycle of craving, satisfaction, and more craving. Gregory Smith, of the psychology department at the University of Kentucky, said that the act of eating becomes something we do to achieve a desired…

Music Africa Events

Please Note: A collection will be taken up for HAITI RELIEF at all MUSIC AFRICA’s Black History Month concerts Music Africa’s Black History Month Concerts: Week 4 MUSIC AFRICA concludes its series of shows to mark Black History Month with two concerts on the…

Aboriginal Snowboarders

2010 Olympic Snowboarder Caroline Calve, Six Nations Lacrosse team defender Sid Smith, Four Host First Nations CEO Tewanee Joseph, Nike General Manager for N7 Sam McCracken and N7 Creative Director Wilson Smith announced the expansion of the N7 Program to Aboriginal communities in Canada…

Christine’s Health and Fitness

By Christine Hello Everybody! I like a good massage ( I like it deep ) maybe more than anyone. But the reality is I haven’t had one since I was in Las Vegas a few years ago. Who has time to go, without putting…

New tool helps doctors and physician assistants provide better patient care

OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /CNW Telbec/ – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) today launched the “Physician Assistant Toolkit”, designed to enhance awareness and answer physician questions surrounding the role of physician assistants (PAs). “CMA is…

Black History Month Events

By Robert Payne On February 16th, the Black Creek Community (which includes Jane/Finch) is unveiling its rather ambitious “economic renewal” program. They have been working at it for several months and many of the movers ‘n’ shakers will be there. “The location of the…

JO-203 – Lesson Five – Week Five

JO-203 – lesson five – week five – Winter 2010 – profile.pieces.pitches Hello UTSC-Centennial Journalism Students. Here are the notes that will help you with this morning’s magazine journalism class. Cheers, Donna

Black History Month Event

Toronto Bathurst Lions Movie Night presentation – February 9, 2010 By Robert Payne On the 18th of February, the Toronto Bathurst Lions Club (of which Robert Payne is a member) is presenting “movie night” featuring the documentary “Prom Night in Mississippi” as a Black…

Golden Moon Mantra Jam, Snow Dream Walk and Events this week‏

***Centre will remain closed for long weekend from Feb 13th to 15th*** Dear Friends, On February 28th (Sunday) is our next Krishna Fest and our team is gearing up to present to you the ‘Golden Moon Mantra Jam’ – an afternoon of celebration, meditation,…

Cat Sitter and Dog Walker

Hello Everybody, Over the last 10 years, many members have asked me to refer them to a hairdresser, doctor, lawyer and most recently a Pet Sitter. One of my members just moved back to Toronto from New York and if you are an animal…

Upcoming CRTC Decisions

Upcoming CRTC Decisions and Regulatory policies The CRTC plans to issue the following and decisions and regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Week: 8 to 12 February 2010 Broadcasting decisions: Applications…

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