Month: February 2011

TVO Launches New Digital Public Archive #retro

Explore four decades of historic TVO gems at archive.tvo.org February 23, 2011 @ 08:00AM Toronto – TVO is pleased to announce the launch of its new digital Public Archive, a free online resource that unlocks four decades of made-at-TVO educational programming that stands the…

Hundreds of Digital Media Enthusiasts Gather for PodCamp Toronto

Canada’s Largest digital media unconference draws passionate amateurs and professionals together to share and learn February 25, 2011 @ 01:00PM Digital media enthusiasts of all stripes are converging on the Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University on Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27…

Canada poised to become northern tiger

U.S. could lose business to Canada, according to new comparison of tax regimes February 23, 2011 @ 08:00PM Today, Prof. Jack Mintz, director of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, released a paper co-authored by Duanjie Chen analyzing tax regimes…

Making A Difference For Kids On Family Day

February 23, 2011 @ 02:00PM Ottawa – On Ontario, Family Day families braved the bitter cold to make colourful snow angels on Parliament Hill. Each snow angel represents a child in care or future children in the care of a Children’s Aid Society in…

New Annual “BlackCreek Summer Music Festival” Set to Launch in Toronto in June 2011 at the Rexall Centre at York University

Inaugural Season to Feature Symphonic, Pop, Opera, Jazz, Broadway, Country and World Music Concerts With Renowned Artists Including Plácido Domingo, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, The London Symphony Orchestra, Conductors Lorin Maazel and Marvin Hamlisch, and Classical Concerts Featuring Spoken Performances by Dame…

Hold on to your budgeting resolutions

A new interactive budget calculator helps Canadians better manage their finances in 2011 February 22, 2011 @ 11:45AM OTTAWA – An easy-to-use interactive budget calculator that does the math for you has been launched by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) to help…

The INTERAC Financially Fit contest launches on Facebook: Are you Financially Fit?

February 18, 2011 @ 02:00PM Toronto, ON – Social network enthusiasts are now able to connect with INTERAC by following its dedicated Twitter handle and Facebook page. How financially savvy are you? Our new Facebook contest, which runs until March 2, tests your personal…

Entertainers bring hope and inspiration to some very special kids and kids-at-heart New Ability Online Website and Online Community is full of fun, helpful ideas and practical advice

New Ability Online Website and Online Community is full of fun, helpful ideas, and practical advice February 16, 2011 @ 10:00PM Toronto, Ontario – Every child who imagines and pursues his or her potential unbounded by his or her disability, is victorious. On February…

Canadians invited to test their tax literacy

  Too many tax provisions left unclaimed says Evelyn Jacks, Canada’s most trusted tax author February 16, 2011 @ 07:00AM Every year millions of Canadians leave real money behind—and lots of it–by failing to file tax returns to their family’s best advantage, including lucrative…

Waleed Abdulhamid and Kae Sun headline FREE BHM concerts‏

WALEED ABDULHAMID KUSH (February 18) and KAE SUN (February 25) close out Music Africa’s FREE festival of Friday night concerts celebrating Black History Month. FREE at the Gladstone Melody Bar, every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The series features some of the top…

The Entrepreneur

“Back in about 1993, when I was 23-years-old, started experiencing muscle spasms in my leg and it would last for about a minute,” says Stephan Bevan CEO of Adventure Capitalism. “In January I met my wife, and we have been married for about 17…

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… Paint it

  By Gail Bergman PR CIL Paints Offers Big Ideas for Small Spaces February 14, 2011 – When it comes to small spaces, don’t paint yourself into a corner. Use colour to open up your surroundings to endless possibilities instead. “Paint colour is the…

New Air Cooling Unit is Hot

By Gail Bergman PR First-of-its-kind ductless air conditioner reduces some bacteria, odours and viruses Markham, Ontario – February 10, 2011 – Here’s a really hot idea as far as cool products go. A first-of-its-kind air conditioning product is now available in Canada that improves…

The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans

Too many black folks are fools about color and hair. -Mabel Lincoln, interviewee in Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America, by John Langston Gwaltney (1) The Color Complex mentions the references made to skin colour in Spike Lee’s movies such as School Daze and…

Is Fibromyalgia a Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome?

By Kathy Tapley-Milton Is Fibromyalgia a Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia…

Book review of Cane by Jean Toomer

I came across this book for three dollars at a Lebanese restaurant in the McGill ghetto of Montreal. It was worth every penny and proves that you can find good books for affordable prices. Jean Toomer was a genius. Cane is part of the…

Boylesque is the new burlesque

By Nadia Persaud Benjamin Paley didn’t wear his best underwear the day he went on stage, but when he finished performing Toronto’s burlesque scene would never be the same. Four years ago Paley was at a burlesque show when he was called from the…

LOVE YOURSELF AND LOVE YOUR BODY

JOIN OUR FREE BOOTCAMP ST. IGNATIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 2350 McCowan Road (South of Finch, North of Nugget Ave) VALENTINE’S DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 6:15-7:15PM SEE THE ATTACHED FOR MORE DETAILS OR EMAIL Lennoxjc@gmail.com

Dog day afternoon at the spa

By: Andre Thurairatnam After her morning run, she spends a nice relaxing day at the spa – complete with manicure, pedicure and another pampering. She fashionably exits the establishment in her brand new designer shoes and jacket, looking like a model fit for the…

Girl power in hockey (Originally Published in Amöi Magazine)

By Donna Kay Kakonge Fran Rider, Executive Director of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association says Canadians are born with an interest in hockey. She came from a sports-minded family and started playing around 1967. “It has powerful opportunities, many of the girls are teachers,…

Music Africa

An emerging star on the Toronto music scene, BLANDINE kicks off Music Africa’s FREE festival of concerts celebrating Black History Month. Friday night at the Gladstone Hotel. The entire series is FREE at the Gladstone Melody Bar, every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m….

Colour Zoning Hot Trend for 2011

Blocks of colours bring walls to life, highlight room features Longueuil, Quebec – February 1, 2011 – Looking to freshen up your home décor? Zone in on colour. According to leading paint brand Sico, colour zoning is coming back in a big way this…

BRIGHT IDEA

Point, Click and Voilà… an Instant Colour Scheme First-of-its-Kind Electronic Paint Colour Selection Tool Banishes Decorating Blues January 31, 2011 – Choosing paint colours may not be as easy as a snap of the finger, but thanks to a new innovation by leading paint…

Butting Out

I have started the journey of quitting smoking – this time for good. On Sunday, I had one cigarette. That in itself is a real accomplishment for me. I have been using the aid of nicorette gum to help with cravings. I also called…

Upcoming events for week of Jan 31‏

Dear Friends, We are excited to invite you to a night of Kirtan (musical meditation) and ancient chants with our special guest, Badahari Dasa. He has been practicing Bhakti Yoga for four decades and will be sharing his extraordinary meditation and musical skills with…

Videotron created 827 jobs in Québec in 2010

More than 4,000 jobs in 10 years January 28, 2011 @ 12:00PM Montréal – The positive public response to Videotron’s products and services is reflected not only in the high customer satisfaction rate but also in the job market: Videotron created no fewer than…

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