Month: April 2015

Sunshine Announces The Appointment Of A Non-Executive Chairman, An Executive Vice-Chairman And A Non-Executive Director


Resignation Of A Non-Executive Director CALGARY, Alberta and HONG KONG, Nov. 30, 2014 /CNW/ — The Board of Directors of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (the “Corporation” or “Sunshine“) (HKEX: 2012, TSX: SUO) has appointed Mr. Tingan Liu (a director of the Corporation since February 1, 2011 and the…

Award-winning country singer Kira Isabella lights up the CP Holiday Train


CALGARY, Nov. 30, 2014 /CNW/ – Country star Kira Isabella is ready to rock the CP Holiday Train, and in turn, help raise money and healthy food for local food shelves along the way. Isabella, the Ottawa-born country singer/songwriter, will headline the Holiday Train shows…

Canada to take part in the Annual General Meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development


OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2014 /CNW/ – The Honourable Peter Kent will travel to Beijing, China, from December 1 to December 3, for the Annual General Meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. As the International Executive Vice-Chair of the…

Philips debuts new radiology solutions at 2014 Radiology Society of North America Annual Meeting


ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 30, 2014 /CNW/ — In a major exhibition at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today revealed a full range of radiology solutions. Visitors to the Philips booth (#6742) will experience Philips’…

First-of-its-Kind Technology from Sico Helps Decor Lovers Show Their True Colours


First-of-its-Kind Technology Helps Decor Lovers Show Their True Colours SICO paint offers tips on decorating with colour with launch of new MUSE paint LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Dec. 2, 2014 – When it comes to colour, you can never be in too deep. That’s the inspiration…

Mumbai Attacks From Ishita’s Perspective


Ishita Pacholi lives in Mumbai. In a conversation with Donna Kakonge who has been a friend of hers for many years, she shares her present situation in the city under fire through an MSN Chat.

Forging a Career in Aboriginal Film and Video (originally published in Heartbeat of the North.com)


Marie-Helene Cousineau is a video and filmmaker who I first met by being her teacher’s assistant at Concordia University in Montreal back in 1997. Her career path has lead her to many opportunities to work with Aboriginal people in Nunavut. She is founder of…

Citizen and Refugee (Originally Published for Orato.com)


As the end of the year draws near and the death of former President of Uganda, Milton Obote passes, it brings back memories. Memories of a life I was meant to live in my Dad’s home country and all the loved ones lost in…

10 Most Popular Media & Recording Arts Programs


There are so many terrific media and recording arts programs in Canada and the United States that are popular – it is hard to know where to start. There is a list below though.

Get radical (originally published on Canoe.ca)


Trends in hair fashions are keeping tempo with music and other media. Looks change from the rock and roll and out of bed, straight with no frizz and shiny as a mirror like classical or jazz, or alternative radical styles with no half measures…

Men and Single – Experimental Fiction Story


The hallway was washed in yellow light. Penny had spent many days trying to get there. She had seen it on TV and it looked just like the pictures.

The Self-Publishing Solution


Getting Through the Publishing Maze by Self-Publishing There are so many self-publishing sites that can help you to finally get that novel or your dissertation published the way you want to.

Creating a Canvas (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)


Guess what? That beautiful mane on the head of Miss Universe, Natalie Glebova – it is a weave. Christos Cox and his team at Urban Textures Salons created the winning look for Miss Universe like any artist creates their canvas.

Finding the Perfect Car


My first car driving with my family was a Ford Granada. Ever since I was in high school, my dream car was a Jaguar. Although I was driving a standard Russian Lada at the time that was white, with a blue stripe and black…

Closet Shopping


With little funds and a closet stuffed with clothes, I decided to shop in my own closet.

Being Black Women and Finding A Way (Written Five Years Ago)


Franceen (not her real name) is a former crack addict and has been clean for three years. She has been living in Toronto for seven years and been convicted of four drug trafficking charges.

Morning English Lessons Just Published


Welcome to Morning English Lessons! To help you with your English langauge skills – go to http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged to find out how you can buy it. As well, you can check out the other books offered there. My official website at: http://www.donnakakonge.com has been updated…

Merging business and art – Imani Enterprises


Anne-Marie Woods started Imani Enterprises in 1994. The company started by focusing on youth arts and culture in Nova Scotia.

Happy Birthday Hugo!


Have a great day!

First Summer Job


My Dad told me that at my age I would never be able to find a job. At 14, I was determined to prove him wrong. Plus, I was a well-seasoned worker. I delivered newspapers when I was 10 years old – but would…

Where I Was Just Published


Check out Donna Kakonge’s latest book at her online store that can be found at: http://lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged. You can find other books there too.

Let it Go or Organize it (originally published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


Getting a new dream home or condo is a great thing to come into your life. It’s getting and keeping it organized that is the key.

Hot home Office for Resale


The second floor office had books everywhere floor to ceiling and a little laptop. It was part of a house going on the market for re-sale.

Getting from A to B in home building (originally published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


From acquiring the land to build a home, to choosing its tradespeople, to the time it takes to build a home and good and bad stories about building – Townwood and Baywood Homes share their knowledge on getting from A to B in building.

The future of home building (originally published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


While driving a rented car on his way to get his two boys their first movie ever, Antonio Gomez-Palacio, the chair of the Toronto Society for Architects, discussed his work and vision for the future of home building in the Greater Toronto Area.

Life Long Learning


The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is a name that has been around for about two years. The continuing education program has been around since the early 1980s. It’s been around a long time.

Hair – by Donna Kakonge (published December 1999/January 2000 – Panache Magazine)


Back in the mid-80s, watching Oprah Winfrey’s bouncing and behaving hair was like a dream come true. I never knew that black hair could do that. I rushed to a salon, telling them to duplicate the Oprah ‘do on my head, and they did….

Artwork from Salon Utopia


Here are four pieces of the artwork I did for a website I had called “Salon Utopia” that I did as part of my graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Musicworks’ 2015 Writing Contests Now Open


OPEN YOUR EARS AND SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS! MUSICWORKS’ 5th ANNUAL “SONIC GEOGRAPHY” WRITING CONTEST NOW OPEN Juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 30, 2015 For…

YouTube in Teaching


YouTube has become an important part of my teaching plans. There was a time when I would rely on DVDs and videos to give a visual element to my classes…however, more and more, YouTube has become important.

16 Handy Tips on Cheap Car Maintenance


Next to owning a home, cars are the second biggest expense you can have in your life. Here are some tips, from lowering car insurance prices, gas prices, car maintenance and a whole more to help you save a bundle of cash.

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