Monthly Archives: 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 deputy chairman and president of China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited) to the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Corporation, effective immediately.  Mr. Michael Hibberd, the previous Executive Chairman, will remain as the senior executive director of Sunshine and has been appointed the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board“).  Mr. Hibberd will continue to perform the functions of the CEO of the Corporation.  Mr. Hibberd has confirmed that he has no disagreement with the Board and there are no matters relating to his new appointment that need to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the Corporation.  The change in the Chairman position was based on the unanimous recommendation of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Corporation (comprised of Messrs. Turnbull, Hibberd, Li and Liu) to provide greater independence to the Chairman role and to separate the executive and Chairman functions, in keeping with good corporate governance practices.  Continue reading

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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 beginning tonight inHamilton, Ontario and ride the U.S. train until its final stop, Weyburn, Saskatchewan on December 17.

The award winning musician made her U.S. debut in 2013 with the release of “A Country Boy For Christmas.” That year she was nominated for a Canadian JUNO Award for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and took home the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Award for ‘Female Artist of the Year.’ Continue reading

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


Sico Muse Photo 1 New Sico Muse paint is ultra smooth and deep in hue, delivering wow factor and a luxurious, artistic feel to any room, such as this kitchen featuring Dragon’s Blood (6052-85) red.

Sico Muse Photo 1
New Sico Muse paint is ultra smooth and deep in hue, delivering wow factor and a luxurious, artistic feel to any room, such as this kitchen featuring Dragon’s Blood (6052-85) red.

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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 behind a unique product from SICO® paint that has been launched in response to the growing trend of vibrant home decor.

Called Sico MUSETM, the paint-and-primer-in-one product features a revolutionary TOUCH RESIST TECHNOLOGY™ paint innovation that gives colour surfaces unprecedented richness and depth while providing maximum resistance to scratches, marks and stains. Continue reading

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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.

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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 a women’s video collective called Isuma.

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Citizen and Refugee (Originally Published for Orato.com)


African beauty displayed in this statue

African beauty displayed in this statue

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 the wars which have ravaged Uganda.

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10 Most Popular Media & Recording Arts Programs


You Cannot Go Wrong Studying Journalism

You Cannot Go Wrong Studying Journalism

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.

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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 and no compromises.

The desired look with StudioFX

The desired look with StudioFX

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Finding the Perfect Car


My Very First Car Driving With My Family

My Very First Car Driving With My Family

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 interior, I always dreamed of owning a Jaguar.

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Closet Shopping


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

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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.

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Morning English Lessons Just Published


Cover Design for Morning English Lessons

Cover Design for Morning English Lessons

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 too.

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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.

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Happy Birthday Hugo!


Have a great day!

Categories: Writing (all kinds)

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 that be enough to get me the job and financial freedom I needed?

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Where I Was Just Published


Cover Design for Where I Was

Cover Design for Where I Was

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.

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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.

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Hot home Office for Resale


Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Courtesy of Morguefile.com

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.

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


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Courtesy of Morguefile.com

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.

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


Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Courtesy of Morguefile.com

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.

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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. The bad part is that just like what once happened to Oprah, my hair fell out. I was left with no hair on my head to duplicate any ‘do.

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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.

Betsy was the receptionist of the virtual Salon Utopia

Betsy was the receptionist of the virtual Salon Utopia

Example of people talking in online forum
Example of people talking in online forum

Portrait of myself as a baby
Portrait of myself as a baby

Example of people who would come to virtual Salon Utopia Example of people who would come to virtual Salon Utopia

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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.

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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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