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Book Review: Mikaya Heart’s My Sweet Wild Dance

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 30, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Rachel Muenz Does a Review of Mikaya Heart\’s My Sweet Dance – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review: Dennis DesRosiers’ The Best of Observations

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 29, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Dennis DesRosiers is Owner of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants – Photo Courtesy of Dennis DesRosiers

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 at times. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 28, 2012 at 3:00 AM

By Brikena Ribaj

You may here the audio piece here and you may follow along with the text attached below.

Gadgets have a way of making me happy. Switching to the iPod was the next natural step. The other gadgets were oh-so-20th century. That little gadget. My chosen box of possibilities. The iPod. Having in mind the theoretical approach of Judith Butler on gender I have long thought about how easily the iPod lends itself to being queered. Music precedes partners, relationships, most thoughts and sensations, even good writing. To me, at least. Read the rest of this entry »

Restaurant makeover (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

In Entertainment, Health, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on June 27, 2012 at 3:00 AM
Before "Restaurant Makeover"

Before

After "Restaurant Makeover"

After


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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, matches the money that owners put into the renovations dollar-for-dollar.

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The Master Weaver (originally published with Pride Newsmagazine)

In Beauty, Business, Writing (all kinds) on June 26, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Rose Hibbert and Christos Cox creates magic with Donna Kakonge’s hair

The Master Weaver

Donna Kay’s weave

With her 1992 red and black Volkswagen Jetta, Hibbert drove me up to Hair & Wigs on the Danforth in Toronto to get the 150 per cent real human cuticle hair for the makeover. Her sister Ingrid Hart, who is an actor and had a long-running role on “Train 48,” was seated in the back.

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Kay McConney (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

In Business, Culture, Education, Events, Living, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Kay McConneyKay 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 Consul General the consulate has ever had, beginning her diplomatic assignment on May 3rd, 1998.

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

In Beauty, Business, Writing (all kinds) on June 24, 2012 at 3:00 AM
Owner of Hush Boutique, Stephen Phillips stands by his creations

Owner of Hush Boutique, Stephen Phillips stands by his creations

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.

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

In Culture, Events, Music, Writing (all kinds) on June 23, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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.

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Jully Black

In Beauty, Entertainment, Music, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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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 and she was walking in. With a huge smile on her face, she greeted me and said “hello.”

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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.

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Penne Rigate Bruschetta Pasta

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM

With 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

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Carbs are Gold When it Comes to Boosting Energy

In Beauty, book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 20, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 regimes start with what you eat, emphasizes leading Canadian dietitian and best-selling author Liz Pearson. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 19, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 well as grades 3, 4 and 5 from Bala Avenue Community School have been participating in this AFCY program. The program began on June 7th and will culminate in a Powwow: a Canadian Aboriginal festival, to which the whole school and guests are invited and are welcome to participate.   Read the rest of this entry »

Online Tutoring Available in All Subjects

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

French – primary, high school

English – all levels

History – all levels

Sociology – all levels Read the rest of this entry »

Blog by Johanne Caulfield and Mary Ann McKenzie

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM

http://www.almost-a-comedy.com/

Check it out!

Working on My Sleep

In Uncategorized, Writing (all kinds) on June 17, 2012 at 1:40 AM

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.” His life has been a lot about struggling.

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/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/

In Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 16, 2012 at 6:31 AM

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 against prostate cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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.

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Christine’s Fitness in Toronto

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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. I see them walking on the street in front of the club all the time. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 12, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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.

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Staining Tips from Sikkens

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 11, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 fibres. Strip away previous coatings with an exterior stain remover before applying new stain. Let new wood settle for at least a month before staining. Read the rest of this entry »

Ready, Set… Stain!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 10, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 woodcare stain that contains a unique combination of water and oil-based materials to deliver the best of both worlds for users. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC releases 2011 financial results for Canadian commercial radio stations

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 9, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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, demonstrating steady growth and
continued confidence in an industry whose revenues are now back to
pre-recession levels.

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 8, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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.

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Grand Opening 15% OFF at Danforth!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 7, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 Bloor)
Admission: $10.00

Reservations: gaileyroad@gmail.com (Edlyn Wong will take your reservation!)

Hope to see you there!

All the best,
Tara

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 5, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Kakonge, OISE Dean’s Graduate Conference

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 4, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Get to Work on Your Home Office

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Painting home office walls grey – such as CIL’s Mystery Sound (70BG 19/071), painted on the walls of this room – delivers a feeling of serenity.

Choice of office colour can help increase productivity, says CIL Paints

 

May 7, 2012 – If you’re one of the 19 per cent of Canadians who work from home, you know the challenges of staying focused. All it takes, though, is the right choice of colours to help make your home office work for you, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints. Read the rest of this entry »

News Release‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 3, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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 the past five years,
this sector of the broadcasting industry increased its revenues by 36.7%,
while profits before interest and taxes margins hovered between 22% and
25%, reflecting a strong demand for these services.

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 tinted using new low-VOC colourants, making the final product one of the most environmentally-friendly paint options on the market, says Alison Goldman, Marketing Communications Manager for CIL Paints. “Our low VOC offering is also unique in that it is highly affordable and is offered in a full line that includes finishes for just about every interior application, from trim and door to kitchen and bath, which isn’t available in other paint brands.” Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 1, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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.

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