Month: June 2012

Book Review: Mikaya Heart’s My Sweet Wild Dance

By Rachel Muenz Mikaya Heart’s My Sweet Wild Dance is not an artistic masterpiece, nor is it meant to be. It is, however, a clear, well-written and honest coming of age story that most readers should find interesting at the very least. Based on…

Book Review: Dennis DesRosiers’ The Best of Observations

By Rachel Muenz Apart from working in auto parts factories for a couple of summers, I have little knowledge or interest in the Canadian automotive industry. But, I found Dennis DesRosiers’ collection of articles on this topic not only informative but also quite fascinating…

The Transcript to ‘Gendering the Text of the iPod’ Audio Piece

By Brikena Ribaj Gadgets have a way of making me happy. Switching to the iPod was the next natural step. The other gadgets were an oh-so-20th century. That little gadget. My chosen box of possibilities. The iPod. Having in mind the theoretical approach of…

Restaurant makeover (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

The show “Restaurant Makeover” helps restaurant owners to makeover their businesses. All you need to do is to send in a letter or a call and they decide whether they’re going to take the project on. The show, which airs on the Food Network…

The Master Weaver (originally published with Pride Newsmagazine)

Rose Hibbert and Christos Cox creates magic with Donna Kakonge’s hair The Master Weaver With her 1992 red and black Volkswagen Jetta, Hibbert drove me up to Hair & Wigs on the Danforth in Toronto to get the 150 percent real human cuticle hair…

Kay McConney (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

Kay McConney Kay McConney: leaving for other opportunities Published in Pride Newsmagazine – June 29, 2005 By Donna Kay Kakonge Kay McConney, the Consul General of Barbados, is leaving her post for other opportunities at the end of July. She has been the longest-running…

Hushing People to Try on Clothes (originally published in Pride Newsmagazine)

He was one of those people who answer his phone, but you get put on hold a lot because he has so many calls coming in. After three tries, I was finally able to set-up an interview with African-Canadian Stephen Phillips. Who’s he? You…

Urban Women at Toronto Street Festival Review (Originally Published in Pride Newsmagazine)

Juno-nominated Jully Black kicked off the presence of the African-Canadian women performing at the Toronto Street Festival on July 8th to 10th. Black rocked the big crowd at Yonge & Dundas with jazzy R&B sounds. To add that club feel, Black even had her…

Jully Black

Jully Black Jully Black – Home-grown Talent The first time I met Jully Black was while she was working with the Princess of Wales show “Da Kink in my Hair.” I was walking out of a swanky store in the Eaton Centre of Toronto…

CRTC approves Rogers Broadcasting’s purchase of the Saskatchewan Communications Network

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 21, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved Rogers Broadcasting Limited’s purchase of the Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN), an educational television service, from Bluepoint Investment Inc. “The Saskatchewan Communications Network’s educational, cultural and public information programs are an…

Penne Rigate Bruschetta Pasta

With a sauce that doesn’t require cooking, this meal is fast, easy and a perfect pre-exercise dish.  Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Servings: 4  Ingredients:  1 pkg ( 375 g )            whole wheat penne rigate, such as Catelli® Healthy Harvest® brand 1/2 cup ( 125 ml…

Carbs are Gold When it Comes to Boosting Energy

Summer Olympics perfect time for Canadians to adopt good eating habits of athletes  June 18, 2012 – With the Summer Olympics set to take place in London next month, many of us are inspired to get into shape. Keep in mind, though, that the most successful exercise…

AFCY Celebrates National Aboriginal Day and the Summer Solstice With Shannon Thunderbird at Bala Avenue Community School

Toronto, ON. (June 18, 2012): On Thursday, June 21, Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) will celebrate National Aboriginal Arts Day and the Summer Solstice in collaboration with Bala Avenue Community School and Shannon Thunderbird. Led by Shannon Thunderbird, a professional musician and Aboriginal arts educator, a total of 252 students from kindergarten, as…

Online Tutoring Available in All Subjects http://drdonnakakonge.e-lectazone.com

French – primary, high school English – all levels History – all levels Sociology – all levels Psychology – all levels Math – primary, high school Writing – all levels Communication – all levels Social Media/Presentation Skills – all levels Marketing – all levels…

Blog by Johanne Caulfield and Mary Ann McKenzie

http://www.almost-a-comedy.com/ Check it out!

Working on My Sleep

He has been my hero since I was young. We have had our tough times. When I was born, he was not even there – he was at work. My Dad is a hard-working man who once told me that he likes to “struggle.”…

/R E P E A T — Media advisory – This Father’s Day Quebec men will walk and pedal for PROCURE’s fight against prostate cancer/

Recent Survey Reveals Men Willing To Talk About Prostate Cancer, Women-Think Not! MONTREAL, June 13, 2012, /CNW Telbec/ – Jean Pagé, Robin Burns, Father John Walsh and Laurent Proulx, on behalf of PROCURE, would like to invite members of the media to attend our two fundraising events in the fight…

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 18 to 22 June 2012

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Broadcasting decisions: Applications by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-language…

Christine’s Fitness in Toronto

Hello Everybody!   Some of you have been asking for summer programs for students. (It would give them something to do and keep them out of trouble. lol.)   Let’s face it, there are a lot of students that are pretty out of shape….

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 11 to 15 June 2012 The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Broadcasting decision: Application…

Staining Tips from Sikkens

With the launch of Cetol® SRD alkyd-acrylic one-coat stain, Sikkens offers these tips to ensure a successful staining job. Prepare surfaces properly: Make sure the surface to be stained is clean and dry. Wipe away dirt, dust, mildew, algae, moss, leaves, and loose wood…

Ready, Set… Stain!

New One-Coat, Alkyd-Acrylic Formula Woodcare Finish Takes the ‘Pain’ out of Stain Sikkens experts offer fail-proof tips for staining decks, sidings, rails and more  June 4, 2012 – Who says oil and water don’t mix? Leading coatings brand Sikkens has introduced an innovative new…

CRTC releases 2011 financial results for Canadian commercial radio stations

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 4, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released statistical and financial information on the 669 commercial radio stations operating in Canada. Revenues for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2011, increased by approximately 4% over the previous year,…

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 4 to 8 June 2012 The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Broadcasting decision: Application…

Grand Opening 15% OFF at Danforth!‏

Women Writing Letters 4:June 10, 2012: 2:30-4:00 pm

Hi Everyone: You are invited to join us for the fourth Women Writing Letters Event “A Letter to My Nemesis”. Date: Sunday June 10, 2012 Time: 2:30-4:00 pm Place: 12th floor Community Lounge, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway, St. George and…

CRTC moves a step closer to making loud TV ads a thing of the past

OTTAWA-GATINEAU — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published the final regulations requiring Canadian broadcasters and broadcasting distributors to control the loudness of TV commercials by September 1, 2012. “The rules we published bring us a step closer to our goal of…

Donna Kakonge, OISE Dean’s Graduate Conference

Get to Work on Your Home Office

Choice of office colour can help increase productivity, says CIL Paints  May 7, 2012 – If you’re one of the 19 percent of Canadians who work from home, you know the challenges of staying focused. All it takes, though, is the right choice of…

News Release‏

CRTC releases 2011 financial results for specialty, pay and pay-per-view television services and video-on-demand services OTTAWA-GATINEAU, May 1, 2012 —Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released statistical and financial summaries for Canadian specialty, pay, pay-per-view (PPV) and video-on-demand (VOD) television services. During…

CIL Paints Announces Launch of Ultra Eco-Friendly, Affordable Premium Paint

Concord, Ontario – April 30, 2012 – Leading Canadian paint brand CIL is seeing green with the launch of a new ultra-low VOC (volatile organic compound), top-quality paint called CIL Premium that has hit store shelves.  The paint itself has no VOCs, and is…

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 23 to 27 April 2012 The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Broadcasting decisions:…

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