Month: March 2015

[TPS] – Update on Arrests in Human Trafficking investigation, Three people face 43 charges‏


Toronto Police Service News Release Update on Arrests in Human Trafficking investigation, Three people face 43 charges Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 1:58 PM Sex Crimes 416-808-7474 On Friday, February 27, 2015, the Toronto Police Service Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into…

[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, media gallery, News conference, Human Trafficking investigation, Police Appeal to Public‏


Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, media gallery, News conference, Human Trafficking investigation, Police Appeal to Public Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:37 AM Sex Crimes 416-808-7474 On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., in…

Donna’s Video Work


This is a rough demo tape of video work I have done for the Discovery Channel, CJOH-TV, a really old story from Carleton University featuring the late Princess Diana and a public service announcement I did throughout Ontario back in 2003. Take a look…

Avoiding Pitfalls of the Scam Artist


You can find scam artists big and small every where you look in the world today. It may be a telemarketer offering you a trip that sounds too good to be true. It might be a car mechanic that overcharges you for an oil…

Coffee on the Cheap


Some people can spend anywhere from $200 on coffee a month buying it outside of the home. But, there are lots of great ways to brew coffee right in your own abode and save a lot of money.

Cold Weather Heating Tips


As we battle the snowy storms outside and ignite the furnaces inside, sometimes keeping a place warm can be a real challenge. If you are the type to pump up the heat, you will probably end the month with heating bills that leave you…

Culture in Toronto on the Cheap


September is the biggest tourist time in Toronto and if you’re headed this way, there are many cultural things to do for free.

Happy Birthday Talise!


HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY MY DARLING NIECE!

[TPS] – Media advisory, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 p.m., Headquarters, lobby, Service awards, 121 TPS members and two community members recognized for unselfish acts of bravery, courage, exceptional performance of duty and dedicated service


Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 p.m., Headquarters, lobby, Service awards, 121 TPS members and two community members recognized for unselfish acts of bravery, courage, exceptional performance of duty and dedicated service to the community Wednesday, March 25,…

Celebrating a Grad at Jump


I’ve seen my brother and sister grow up so much so – they’re even taller than I am. One of the first moments when we were all together as adults – just us – was surrounded by food at one of my favourite restaurants…

Happy Birthday Oshun!


HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY MY DARLING NIECE!

Have Fun in the Snow


It’s here, so you might as well enjoy it. It’s snow, and if plenty has fallen in your area, there are many ways you can make of the most of it.

How to furnish your home on the cheap! – Before Bedbugs


Trust me, it’s worth the investment. Rent a truck for a weekend, bring a strong friend along and get ready to load up on all the free stuff.

How to Get Fall Clothing on the Cheap


The best deal I ever got for fall was one time when I was in Sudbury shopping with the mother of a friend of mine. I was up there for an interview and she was kind enough to take me to the Value Village….

How to Get Dressed for Bed on the Cheap


If you have the money, then it’s really nice to invest in bedtime clothes. There are all kinds of beautiful things you can wear to bed, like silk, satin or good quality cotton on a hot night.

Making Coffee on the Cheap


You can save a bundle just making coffee or coffee alternatives at home and still get that warm toasty feeling from having your first to last sip.

Reading for Less


At the time I was really young, I used to love buying books. I think in some ways I had more money then. I didn’t pay rent and my food was free. Everything is cheaper when you’re a kid, so for those reading, enjoy…

Movies on the Cheap


With the rise of Paramount theatres and movie ticket prices, finding cheap places and ways to see films is important.

Smart Ways of Playing the Real Estate Game


Home ownership is a dream of many and can be made a reality if you know how to play the game right.

The Joys of Having a Cat without Expense


Hubert Selby Jr. III is the deceased author of Requiem to a Dream, but it’s also the name of Laina Dawes white cat. Dawes named her cat after her favourite writer who did his craft without punctuation marks and looked at the bad side…

The Twelve Days of Xmas on the Cheap


Christmas time is near and you have to buy for your true love. Keep these tips in mind for giving during the 12 days of Christmas on the cheap:

Tips for Reducing Expenses in Small Business


Even the big businesses are scaling back by selling off properties like in the current situation of GM or cutting employees. For small businesses, saving money becomes important. Here are some tips on how to save money in your small business or the one…

Where to Eat for Less in Toronto


The Canadian dollar is strong, but the American one is still stronger. If you’re on vacation in Toronto, there are many places to eat extremely cheap in some neighbourhoods that seem scary to many Torontonians, but many Americans may not even blink an eye.

Gathering People for Gardens of Diversity (originally published in the Toronto Voice)


More than 10 people came out to participate as volunteers for a conference being held by the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA). The conference is called Gardens of Diversity.

In My Pocket Just Released


This book is about how to help yourself during the perilous times we live in.

The Independent Herald Created by Crayon


I have created my own newspaper with the help of Crayon. To read up on some news sources I have selected, please go to this link: http://www.crayon.net/read.cgi?dkakonge@sympatico.ca .

Audio Downloads Now Available on e-Store


Spiderwomen Audio Stories – the Matoke Collection is available on CD Baby https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/donnakaykakonge26

The Education Generation is Published


With lively articles on various topics concerning learning, The Education Generation has just been published by Donna Kakonge. It can be bought at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. It is a great resource for professors, students and anyone who has an interest in education.

Women and Cats on Bus


This video shows two women with cute cats on the TTC.

Gas Prices


It amazes me how high gas prices are now a days. I remember the time when I used to drive a white Lada and the gas prices were .45 cents a litre. That was back in the mid to late 80s. Anyone would be…

Playing Video Games


I was one of those lucky children who had one of the first video games that came out – Atari ping pong. I would play against my Dad, brother and sister until I could beat all of them. I would sometimes play with friends…

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words


Here is something that looks interesting for those of you in the business of selling ideas: http://www.worthathousandwords.com/

Stopping Smoking


The best way to quit smoking is not start in the first place. It saddens me to see other people smoke around me – even more so than smoking myself. I guess there are worse things some of these people could be doing.

Music to My Ears


Music to My Ears Filmmaker Mikel Guillen is in the production of a new project called “Music to My Ears.” It is being shot in Toronto. The film is in French and Guillen and I sat outside a marché to find out more about…

Matoke (excerpt from the book Spiderwoman)


In the early 1980’s, when I was 10 years old, things changed at my school with the arrival of a new vice-principal. At O’Connor Public School in Toronto, Mr. Goldberg set up a close-circuit television studio. The show the students and Mr. Goldberg produced…

The Struggle of Writing


Writing really is a wonderful thing. I would recommend for anyone to do it if this is what they want to do. I also do some radio when I have the chance and I am looking to either borrow a digital recorder from one…

Diverse women of the North (originally published in Amöi Magazine)


Yellowknife is a well-kept Canadian secret.

What Happened to the Afro?


What Happened to the Afro? Here is a commentary radio piece that aired with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. To find out more about this topic, you can also visit my website where a book is on this topic at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.  

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