Month: July 2013

Celebrating Two-Year Countdown to 2015 Pan American Games‏


News Release Celebrating Two-Year Countdown to 2015 Pan American Games July 10, 2013 Ontario’s Investments in Games Creating Jobs, Growing the Economy Ontario is celebrating the two-year countdown to the 2015 Pan American Games in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.The Games will be one of…

Ontario Continues to Build Smarter, More Efficient Electricity Grid‏


News Release Ontario Continues to Build Smarter, More Efficient Electricity Grid July 2, 2013 Smart Grid Fund Helping to Secure Ontario’s Energy Future Ontario is now accepting project applications for the next round of the Smart Grid Fund program, seeking innovative projects to support the development…

Enjoy August with a Book


Get 20% off with the code AUGBOOKS13 at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged

DPR14 – Research and Practice: Exchange and Change


Discourse Power Resistance DPR is an annual international conference that has been held each Spring since 2002. The conferences began with a focus on the social, economic, political and cultural forces that shape education policy and practice world-wide. Over the years this broad focus…

CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services Conditions imposed will ensure the transaction benefits Canadians and the Canadian broadcasting system


OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 27, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc. The CRTC’s approval comes with a number…

How to plan a great honeymoon


Please check out this great article by John Gower: http://blog.thebrideandgroom.com/utah-wedding-planning/how-to-plan-a-great-honeymoon/

Insider Tips on WWOOFing Around the World


Please check out this great article by John Gower: http://barrelhopping.com/wwoof-around-the-world-travel-tips/#comments

Request, Put a Hold and Check out How To Talk To Crazy People at Your Local Library


Request, Put a Hold and Check out How To Talk To Crazy People at Your Local Library

Best Beaches in Krabi: Escape to Paradise


Please check out this great article by John Gower: http://redcat-travel.com/best-beaches-in-krabi-escape-to-paradise/

Art, Architecture and Food in Bologna Italy


Please check out this great article on Italy by John Gower: http://artbyborsheim.blogspot.it/2013/06/art-architecture-and-food-in-bologna.html

Creating Toronto’s First Ever Mud Graffiti Mural‏


                                                                                              Arts for Children and Youth 401 Richmond St. W. Suite 230 Toronto, ON M5V 3A8 416-929-9314 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Creating Toronto’s…

Ontario Improving Mental Health Services for Children and Youth


Media Advisory Ontario Improving Mental Health Services for Children and Youth June 19, 2013 Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services, joined by Gordon Floyd, President and CEO, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, will make an announcement about enhanced services for children and youth…

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 2013‏


CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 2013The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policiesin the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to changewithout notice.

Stay and Explore in Ontario with the 2013 Fun Pass‏


News Release Stay and Explore in Ontario with the 2013 Fun Pass June 13, 2013 Ontario Government Giving Kids Free Admission to 20 Attractions Ontario is providing more than 1.5 million children across the province with free admission to stay and explore in the…

CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian conventional television stations


OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 13, 2013 —Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released statistical and financial information on Canadian conventional television stations for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2012. These annual reports allow interested parties, including Canadians, to stay informed about the state of…

Thousands of Servings of Pasta Donated to North York Harvest Food Bank


Thousands of Servings of Pasta Donated to North York Harvest Food Bank     June 12, 2012 – The North York Harvest Food Bank recently received a donation of 14,570 portions of Catelli® pasta as part of a campaign called Help us Feed the Hope. The delivery…

Donna Kakonge with Clifton Joseph on The Saturday Night Swing on CHIN Radio between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on 100.7 FM in Toronto or Online


Listen for Donna Kakonge being interviewed by Clifton Joseph on The Saturday Night Swing on July 27, 2013 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It’s on the 100.7 FM dial in Toronto and also online: http://www.chinradio.com/

Toronto Eaton Centre Partners with Charity The Remix Project to Support Toronto’s Arts and Culture Community


TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ – Toronto Eaton Centre, downtown Toronto’s premiere shopping and tourist destination, is pleased to announce a philanthropic partnership with Toronto-based charity, The Remix Project. “It is a very exciting opportunity for Toronto Eaton Centre to work with The Remix Project – a group of…

Health Minister Attending Opening of Toronto’s First Children’s Hospice


Media Advisory Health Minister Attending Opening of Toronto’s First Children’s Hospice June 10, 2013   Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will attend the opening of Emily’s House, Toronto’s first children’s hospice.   Date:               Tuesday, June 11 Time:               9 a.m. Location:         Emily’s…

Save 20% on How To Talk To Crazy People and How To Write Creative Nonfiction at Lulu.com


http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged Buy Here With This: Publish | Buy | Services Summer sharing, are you? Save 20% off of your next order by using coupon code SOCIUS at checkout.Coupon not valid on paid services. Use this opportunity to get copies of your own book to share…

Ontario Strengthening Care for Long-Term Care Residents‏


News Release Ontario Strengthening Care for Long-Term Care Residents June 10, 2013 Ontario Government Ensuring More Comprehensive Inspections Ontario is increasing the number of comprehensive inspections of long-term care homes to strengthen safety and improve care for residents. The province is hiring more inspectors…

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 10 to 14 June 2013


CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 10 to 14 June 2013 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:…

Ontario Receives Annual Report on French-Language Services


News Release Ontario Receives Annual Report on French-Language Services June 5, 2013 Ontario Government Supports Francophone Communities A report that will help Ontario build on its commitment to improving French-language services was received today from the province’s French Language Services Commissioner.Commissioner François Boileau congratulated…

Ontario Government Making it Easier for Not-for-Profits to Do Business‏


News Release Ontario Government Making it Easier for Not-for-Profits to Do Business June 5, 2013 Amendments Pave the Way for Proclamation of Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act Ontario is one step closer to proclaiming the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) – legislation that will increase accountability…

New Service for Inmates with Serious Mental Illness


Media Advisory New Service for Inmates with Serious Mental Illness June 5, 2013 Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, will be joined by partners at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to announce a new early intervention service for…

Ontario Protecting Freedom of Expression


News Release Ontario Protecting Freedom of Expression June 4, 2013 Government to Introduce Legislation to Safeguard Public Participation in Debate Ontario is taking steps to protect open dialogue in debates on matters of public interest. Ontario will introduce legislation today that, if passed, would…

Finding Ways to Keep Children Safe in Ontario‏


News Release Finding Ways to Keep Children Safe in Ontario June 3, 2013 Committees Continue to Explore Ways to Prevent Infant, Child and Youth Deaths The Paediatric Death Review Committee and Deaths Under Five Committee continue to work to identify ways to lower infant…

Canadians can cancel their wireless contracts after two years under new CRTC wireless code


Wireless code to help Canadians make informed choices and contribute to a dynamic marketplace OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 3, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a wireless code that will make it easier for Canadians to understand their contracts and sets…

Interest Rates Announced for Ontario Savings Bonds‏


News Release Interest Rates Announced for Ontario Savings Bonds June 3, 2013 Ontario Government Providing Solid Investment Options, Helping Build Prosperous Society Ontario announced competitive interest rates for the 2013 issue of Ontario Savings Bonds (OSBs), which are on sale today until June 21, 2013. The…

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 3 to 7 June 2013


CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 3 to 7 June 2013 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:…

New Rules for Species at Risk Protection‏


News Release New Rules for Species at Risk Protection May 31, 2013 Ontario Moves Forward with Protection for 65 More Endangered Species Ontario is simplifying rules for landowners, municipalities and businesses under its Endangered Species Act (ESA), while maintaining its place as a North…

Major milestone for the Athletes’ Village


Media Advisory Major milestone for the Athletes’ Village May 22, 2013 The Ontario Government will be announcing a significant milestone at the  CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletes’ Village.  Michael Chan, Minister responsible for the Pan/Parapan Am Games, and representatives from the Village…

New Book Helps Women Avoid Mistakes When Going Through a Divorce


Attention Women: Avoid These Mistakes When Going Through a Divorce   First-of-its-kind “divorce survival guide” aimed at females     Toronto, Ontario (May 2013) – No one said going through a divorce is easy – in fact, it can be likened to dealing with death…

Summer Paint Project: Send Your Kids to Their Room to Help Decorate


SUMMER PAINT PROJECT Send Your Kids to Their Room … to Help Decorate CIL paint offers creative tips on painting kids’ rooms   TORONTO, May 21, 2013 – How do you keep the kids busy this summer and beautify your home at the same time? The…

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