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In Writing (all kinds) on February 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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January 29th – Teaching New Voice Class at Alza Acting Studio

In Business, Education, Entertainment, Writing (all kinds) on February 29, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Alza Acting Studio is located at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto

Alza Acting Studio is located at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto

Sign up everyone! I will be teaching a voice class at Alza Acting Studio starting January 29, 2009. The class has three levels and runs over 12 weeks. The school is owned by award-winning actor Walter Alza (“Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and Metropia). For more information on how you can sign up for classes, please visit this website: http://www.walteralza.com/v1/content/classes/index.php?page=times.

I look forward to seeing you there and meeting new and old friends!

ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEEK 29th FEB – 6th MARCH 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – Your financial instincts will remain sharp  and you will also see strong emotional responses triggered, so these could be some challenging, raw and emotional days. You will have opportunities to understand the emotions that are motivating your behavior, and if you take them, you will be so much better for it. Instead of advancing yourself or your relationships, try to deepen your heartfelt connection to it all. Cultivate largess of spirit so that you can see new avenues and then leverage the opportunities in your life. Be kind, be patient, and true to your word, and you’ll be just fine. Favorable Date : Feb 29 Favorable Color : Yellow

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – Opportunities are coming your way – just make sure you’re savvy enough to receive them. Expect many of the things begun or instigated to reach fruition at the end of the week. Now you’ll be looking for a more stable and predictable period, well and truly over the roller coaster weeks that you’ve been through and that’s what you’ve got. You’re done with the highs and the lows and would instead favour consistency, with less of the drama and to have things happen naturally. This week push forward with your own agenda, chase the fine, slight impulses that are calling you to your future. Favorable Date : Mar 2 Favorable Color : Blue

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June) – You are becoming more aware of what works well and what doesn’t. Any changes that you begin to implement into your life now should work out in your favor. What you desire can be there for you as long as you have an optimistic attitude. When it comes to your daily chores and your personal health, this is the right time to start taking better care of yourself. When it comes to love you should be feeling quite optimistic. You may desire to take a small vacation and do as little as possible and enjoy this special season of your life. Favorable Date : Mar 1 Favorable Colors : Blue & White

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Catch Me On CBC’s “GO”

In Entertainment, Events, Radio Podcasts, Uncategorized on February 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM

CBC’s “GO” has a terrific show of the top eight driving tunes of all times. Listen right up to the end…see if you can recognize my voice:

http://www.cbc.ca/go/

Crazy Ideas

In Writing (all kinds) on February 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Maybe, just maybe…the only difference between a crazy idea is a good one that you do not follow through with = crazy idea and a good crazy idea that you follow through with – and it does not hurt a soul.

Crystal Clear Maids

In Beauty, Business, Home Decor, Radio Podcasts, Uncategorized on February 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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The mother and son team of Crystal Clear Maids have been in business for six months. The business is helping them to realize their Canadian dreams as a family originally from Grenada. Listen to what Sharon who gets things clean says.

Donna’s Choice for Book to Read

In book reviews, Writing (all kinds) on February 26, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com

[ontario.ca/finance] Tobacco Tax Rate Increases Beginning February 26, 2016‏

In Writing (all kinds) on February 25, 2016 at 10:49 PM
Ontario Ministry of Finance

Tobacco Tax Rate Increases Beginning February 26, 2016

The Minister of Finance, in the 2016 Ontario Budget, announced an increase in the tobacco tax rates, effective 12:01 a.m., February 26, 2016.

New Tobacco Tax Rates

  • 15.475 cents per cigarette
  • 15.475 cents per gram or part gram of other tobacco product (except cigars).

This means that, as of February 26, 2016, tobacco tax on a carton of 200 cigarettes is increasing by $3.00, to $30.95.

Annual Increases

The Ontario tax rate on cigarettes and other tobacco products (except cigars) is increasing by an amount based on inflation, each year for five years, beginning on June 1, 2017.

Wholesalers

Wholesalers of tobacco products who are not collectors of tobacco tax are required to complete a Tobacco Products Inventory Report.

The ministry is emailing or faxing a Tobacco Products Inventory Report and instructions to wholesalers who are not collectors of tobacco tax. Wholesalers who do not receive a Tobacco Products Inventory Report and instructions on February 25, 2016 can call 1 866 668-8297 ext. 16042.

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[TPS] – Community Safety Notification, Sex offender released Cole Burns, 22, Photograph released

In Writing (all kinds) on February 25, 2016 at 2:47 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Community Safety Notification, Sex offender released Cole Burns, 22, Photograph released

Thursday, February 25, 20161:42 PM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Cole Burns, 22, was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for Sexual Assault, Break-and-Enter (Commit), Overcome Resistance (Choking), Assault, and Fail to attend Court.

He will be residing in Toronto upon his release. The Toronto Police Service is notifying the public about his release because of his potential to re-offend.

He is subject to an 810.2 Recognizance order requiring him to abide by numerous conditions, including:

1) To report weekly to the Toronto Police Service
2) Not to attend any daycare centre, school ground, playground, arcade, public swimming area, or public park
3) Not to enter into any intimate relationship, cohabitation, marriage or common-law relationship with a female until that person has been identified to the Toronto Police Service.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Katie Shaw, Sex Crimes

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

Digital Journals and Numerology Just Published

In book reviews, Business, Creative Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Use numerology to express yourself to yourself

Use numerology to express yourself to yourself

This book is meant to emphasize how powerful keeping a journal can be with the aid of numerology. I started writing one at the age of seven and keeping a journal has been a constant for me – more than some friends, some jobs and some family members. I used to get a thrill selecting my journals to write in. Now I have decided to try something new by using the computer that I already spend so much time on and money on to show how powerful keeping any journal…even a digital journal can be. Using the principles of numerology can also help in chronicling your life. It can be bought at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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In Writing (all kinds) on February 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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Politics in the Classroom

In Education, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Alana Butler is a Canadian graduate student studying at an American university.

She was taking notes one day in a social sciences research methods class — which has nothing to do with politics — when the professor introduced one of Senator Barack Obama’s campaign speeches for textual analysis. Nor did the professor hide the fact that he was an ardent Obama supporter. In fact, he openly praised Obama’s campaign and told the class the Illinois senator offered hope to America.

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Simply People Event on Tuesday, July 22nd

In Culture, Disability, Education, Events, Living, Writing (all kinds) on February 23, 2016 at 3:00 AM

5th Annual Disability Pride Celebration in Toronto

TORONTO — To mark the 5th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto,
Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at
Nathan Phillips Square on July 22 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM. This free outdoor
event is open for all to attend (rain or shine) and the guest speakers will
include the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,
Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillor Adrian Heaps.

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David C. Onley Coming to Disability Pride Celebration

In Disability, Events, Writing (all kinds) on February 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

5th Annual Disability Pride Celebration in Toronto

TORONTO — To mark the 5th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto,
Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at
Nathan Phillips Square on July 22 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM. This free outdoor
event is open for all to attend (rain or shine) and the guest speakers will
include the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,
Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillor Adrian Heaps.

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Simply People at Nathan Phillips Square

In Disability, Events, Writing (all kinds) on February 21, 2016 at 3:00 AM

July 11, 2008

Hundreds to gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 22nd at the 5th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto

TORONTO—To mark the 5th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto, Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 22 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM. This free outdoor event is open for all to attend (rain or shine) and the keynote speakers will include Toronto’s Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillor Adrian Heaps.

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ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEEK 22ND FEB – 28TH FEB 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 21, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – You’ll start the week with a need to establish some self control in order to achieve your goals, but this will have impact on your social life, as you’ll be inclined to be a little willful with your friends and family. Romance might hit a rocky spot but when you stop being fearful of commitment, things will get better and better. This  would be a conducive week to start laying down the ground rules. It is possible that you’ll meet a like minded person of opposite sex soon who becomes more than just a friend, but it will start very slowly. Feelings of being constrained might hit, but you will get the balance right soon enough.. Favorable Dates – Feb 24  Favorable Colors – Red & Blue

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – The week is likely to start with some startling insights into an old problem that’s yet to be laid to rest. The planets are suggesting that this will be related to romance or relationships, and that the means to lay this matter to conclude will come to you. During middle of the week, your imagination will be back on form and you’ll soon be bewildering people with your ultra new ideas.  The week will provide the opportunity for a massive clear-out, which will enable you to overhaul key areas of your life, but a tendency to hold onto that which you have outgrown could hold you back. Favorable Dates – Feb 22  Favorable Colors – White & Yellow

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June)  – You  need to adjust your pace slightly, as a possible change of career or new training opportunities distract you from your personal relationships; a little bit of balance will be what’s needed. It  will be an intense week of ups and downs. A new interest or hobby could lead to enthusiastic things, The weekend  promises  to be exciting and could well provide a significant turning point in your life, especially in terms of the amount of time you manage to secure for pursuing your own interests. The last few days of the week will see work pressures ease significantly and this will allow you to explore more personal aspects of your life Favorable Dates – Feb 26   Favorable Colors – Red & Yellow

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Seneca’s announcing class do blogs

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM

My class at Seneca are doing blogs today.

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New Book – Journalism Stories Collection

In book reviews, Business, Writing (all kinds) on February 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM
You can buy journalism stories through my e-store

You can buy journalism stories through my e-store

I have come out with a new book of journalism stories I have written over about a span of five years, most since I have been back from Montreal to Toronto. You can buy Journalism Stories Collection at this website: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. I have eight other books I have written there titled, What Happened to the Afro? How to Write Creative Non-fiction, Spiderwoman, My Roxanne, Being Healthy: Selected Works from the Internet, Do Not Know, My Story of Transportation and eSpirituality Chats. You can buy them all.

Project Hope – April 18th, 2008

In Culture, Events, Writing (all kinds) on February 18, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Happening on Friday, April 18th…join the cause of Project Hope.

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In Writing (all kinds) on February 17, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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[TPS] – New Homicide cold-case website launched, Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 17, 2016 at 1:09 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

New Homicide cold-case website launched, Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 12:04 PM
Homicide
416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service is committed to utilizing technology to advance investigations and keep the public informed. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of our cold-case website.

“We have taken the time to re-tool the web page to make it more interactive and informative,” Chief Mark Saunders said. “We would encourage the public to go to the website and use social media to spread the word on the individual cases and people wanted for murder.”

In the coming weeks, Homicide will be releasing short video clips via the website and social media in hopes of stimulating information on cold cases.

Three video appeals were released today:

Homicide #18/1987 – Most Wanted: Rosaleen Wallace

Homicide #34/2003 – Cassandra Do

Homicide #11/2010 – Nanthieashan Dharmaratnam

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Greg McLane, Homicide

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Finding Love

In Beauty, Entertainment, Living, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Uncategorized on February 17, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Finding love

With everything from the Internet to the telephone, modern technology is creating new ways to find love. This radio story was originally aired with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Do you watch and learn?

In Home Decor, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Hello out there!

I am looking for people who have learned about home renovations and home décor by watching TV programs. It is for a story. If you are one of these people and live in the Greater Toronto Area, please get in touch with me.

You can e-mail me at: donnamagazinewordpress@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Donna

P.S. By the way – I found someone…it should be out in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine on July 9th.

Kelly Willougby

In Business, Health, Religion, Uncategorized on February 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Kelly Willoughby can help to change your life. Find out more at: http://www.kellyharrington.net/

Options for homes (originally published with New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

In Business, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on February 14, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Mike Labbé - President of OptionsMike Labbé – President of Options

Options for Homes – Making Home Ownership a Reality – October 2005 – published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

Bring a community together from the ground up and give them what they need to own a home seems to sum up the Options for Homes belief system.

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ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEEK 14TH FEB – 20TH FEB 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 14, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – It is definitely your time to shine.You will put your energy behind some idea you’ve put into motion You could be letting go of demanding partnerships or changing the way you respond. Either way, this confidence has you grinning from ear to ear. Your communications increase as you reevaluate a budget or financial plan. An adjustment at work could mean letting go of managing too many projects. Creative partners will be ready to assist you with both input and backing. Take time to enjoy your family or get some much needed down time to eliminate stress. Favorable Date : Feb 15 Favorable Colors : Blue & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – There is a feeling of settling down and establishing routines that support the demands on your energy. Special attention to diet and exercise will help you beat stress. Old connections resurface to reflect values and ideas that may be outworn or all grown-up. In later part of the week, you could be finding your courage to step into unfamiliar territory. Synchronicity plays a big role this week, and connections can turn into beneficial helpers. You could be investing in a new home, big investment or preparing yourself for changes which are just around the corner. Favorable Date : Feb 18  Favorable Colors : Red & White

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June) – This week is full of change and challenge.  Networking will put you in touch with decision makers and help you make critical and fruitful changes in your career. Delegate when possible and make way for a big transition on the job. This is your week to embrace higher education or reach for a new goal.   Long distance trips aligned with the holidays will connect you with people of like-mind while challenges with authority figures. You’re at a point where partnering with other people can be very beneficial, and interacting with them can move you and your ideas forward. Favorable Date : Feb 16  Favorable Colors : Blue & Yellow

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Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools – Buy on Lulu.com Today

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2016 at 11:35 AM

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This research fills the gaps in the literature surrounding the career aspirations of Black female high school students in Canada. The literature surrounds five key factors regarding career aspirations, educational programs that help young Black females to succeed in high school, the portrayal of Black women in the media and the history of Black women and work. The conceptual framework is based on four key concepts of spirit, motivation, self-esteem and identity. The methodology of this research is based on qualitative narrative case studies of 10 student participants, three parents and eight community members. Along with the qualitative narrative case study approach, a culturally holistic approach to data collection are included.  In order to build on the gaps in the research on Black female high school students’ career aspirations, I focus on three major research questions. What are the challenges that are faced by the student participants in order to succeed during and after high school? Linking with the first question, what are the self-help strategies the student participants use to facilitate their roads to success in and out of high school? Finally, what and where are the community supports for young Black females and their career aspirations through arts-focused community centres?  There are also three sub-questions associated with the three major research questions. The first is, what support are they getting from their families to meet their career goals? The second is, what does this mean to us as educators? The third is, what is the significance of this research as it links to the conceptual framework? Read the rest of this entry »

CIL paint introduces service to answer consumers’ paint questions

In Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Now Showing on Your Computer Screen: Paint Help
CIL paint introduces new service to answer consumers’ paint questions

TORONTO, July 6, 2015 – If your walls could talk, what would they say? That’s what leading paint brand CIL® paint is asking Canadians with the promotion of an online Ask an Expert service to answer consumers’ paint questions.

“We’re encouraging Canadians to pay closer attention to the needs of their walls and giving them the tools to address them,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “Feedback from our dealers across the country shows that while many people recognize that their walls need a lift, the idea of a paint project can feel overwhelming.”

The message of CIL paint to consumers is that “we’re listening to you and we’re here for you,” Goldman explained. From choosing paint colour, to determining how much or what kind of paint is needed for a room, to surface preparation and other technical queries, CIL paint experts will provide an answer within one to two business days, she said.

From the comfort of home or on the go, users simply enter their questions and submit photos of their rooms at http://www.cil.ca/advice. Questions are then filtered to the appropriate CIL paint expert, depending on the topic. The team of CIL paint experts includes décor and colour specialists, product and technical professionals and experienced painters.

“CIL paint is all about making the painting process simpler for Canadians, and our new online help service is one more way we’re doing that,” Goldman said. She added that users can also access the extensive online bank of painting advice from CIL paint experts, from how to create a kitchen colour scheme to basic application techniques, by typing questions into the site’s search tool.

According to CIL paint, some of the most common questions asked by consumers include:

What colours are best for small spaces? Cool colours, such as soft blues, creams, purples and greens, help make small areas feel airy. Using different shades of colours from the same colour family also has the same effect. To make a room look deeper and wider, paint horizontal stripes on the walls. If the room is narrow or short, paint thin vertical stripes in two tone-on-tone shades. To make walls appear taller, paint the bottom half of a wall in a darker colour than the top.

How do I paint a hallway? A long and narrow hallway can feel more compressed by painting the long walls a lighter colour and the far, short wall a darker colour. To make a narrow hallway look larger, paint the ceiling a very light colour and any doorframes, window frames, moldings and trim the same shade as the walls. A crisp white ceiling will add height to a closed-in space.

What finishes work for which rooms? The most common sheens are flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss and gloss. Semi-gloss and gloss are recommended for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, baseboards and banisters. Satin, the most versatile finish, works well in higher-traffic areas, such as kids’ rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Eggshell is commonly used in hallways, family rooms and bedrooms, and flat finishes are suitable for ceilings, living rooms and dining rooms.

How much paint do I need? On average, one gallon of paint will cover 300 to 400 square feet. To calculate how much paint you need, measure the perimeter of the room and multiply by the wall height. Then subtract the square footage of each door and window in the room, and divide the remaining number by the spreading rate of your paint (shown on the label). In general, the trim of a room will require about one-quarter of the amount of paint needed for the walls.

What is the best order in which to paint a room? For best results, always begin with the ceiling, followed by the walls, and then the doors, windows and trim. For the ceiling, start by painting a 2-inch to 3-inch strip around the top of your room where the ceiling meets the wall (called a cut-in), using a small brush. Then use a roller with an extension handle for the rest, moving from right to left if you’re right-handed and left to right if you’re left-handed.

For more paint tips, and to get answers to your painting questions, visit http://www.cil.ca/advice.

CIL is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company.

About CIL® Paint
Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Rona and other independent paint dealers, CIL paint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country for 85 years. With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada. is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Happy Birthday to Doris Kilpatrick!

In Writing (all kinds) on February 12, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The best barista at Balzack’s

Happy Birthday Dr. Alana Butler!

In Writing (all kinds) on February 12, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Wishing you many more!

Mission Soccer Academy

In Writing (all kinds) on February 11, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum Opens Exhibition Featuring Rare Arctic Footwear

In Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2016 at 9:37 PM

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection. Drawing from the Bata Shoe Museum’s extensive circumpolar holdings and building upon information gathered during museum-funded field research trips to Arctic nations, Art & Innovation offers rare examples of footwear, clothing and tools from the permanent collection and showcases the artistry and ingenuity of the makers while celebrating the diversity and beauty of traditional Arctic attire. From inventive technologies skillfully used to ensure survival and comfort to intricate decorative techniques used to proclaim cultural identity, the incredible range of circumpolar attire featured is a stunning testament to the art and technology of dress found in the Arctic.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160209/331646)

At the top of the world and spanning over fourteen million square kilometers, the Arctic landscape may seem harsh and inhospitable yet the region is home to over forty distinct cultural groups. These communities have thrived for centuries by creating sophisticated clothing which has allowed them to embrace the unique opportunities and surmount the challenges of living in the Arctic.

The circumpolar collection of the Bata Shoe Museum is the result of the vision of our Founder Sonja Bata, the field work of several adventurous scholars and the generosity of makers from across the Arctic. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation supported research trips to the Arctic with two important objectives: to collect examples of footwear and clothing and to learn directly from makers about the ways in which Arctic footwear and clothing is produced and worn.

“When I founded the Bata Shoe Museum, my vision was to establish a global centre of knowledge on the history of footwear and shoemaking,” said Mrs. Bata. “I was particularly determined, in our fast changing world, to contribute to the documentation of indigenous shoe patterns and designs.  I wanted to understand how this footwear was made by local craftspeople, what the locally available materials were and how their patterns and decorative treatments reflected local cultures and customs. As a Canadian institution, we funded field research trips to the Canadian Arctic, but we also selected several diverse circumpolar regions and sent field researchers to Greenland, Alaska, Eastern and Western Siberia and Sápmi, the Sami homeland.  Every one of these shoes has a story to tell.”

The objects in the exhibition were collected in the field directly from the makers and wearers who shared their knowledge with museum researchers through interviews and demonstrations. The exhibit’s guest curators, University of Manitoba Professors Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe conducted the majority of these field trips and through their efforts have helped the museum amass an extraordinarily rich and diverse Arctic collection.

“Living, travelling on the land and working with Inuit in the field, we were introduced to the meaning and importance of traditional clothing, footwear and tools,” said Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe.  “As one hunter in Arviat explained, his skin clothing was more important than his skidoo or gun.  Our research focuses on facilitating the sharing of northern peoples’ stories that their clothing tell and documenting diversity throughout the circumpolar region.”

The opening of Art & Innovation coincides with the Bata Shoe Museum’s 20th anniversary celebrations, once again showcasing the museum’s role as a world-renowned cultural institution dedicated to exploring the role of footwear in society.  

Beautiful and extraordinary, Art & Innovation:  Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection is a semi-permanent exhibition and will be on view for several years.

www.batashoemuseum.ca

SOURCE Bata Shoe Museum

Image with caption: “Nuuk, Greenland, 1955: Gender is expressed through footwear design in traditional Greenlandic dress. Women’s boots such as these typically soar thigh‐high and are white and red while men’s boots reach mid-calf and are black. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Photo credit: Image © 2016 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (photo: Ron Wood) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160210_C2130_PHOTO_EN_617474.jpg

Image with caption: “Arctic Bay, Nunavut, 1987: Fur inlay is a technique used by Inuit seamstresses to create highly intricate designs. A difficult challenge when creating this type of decoration is matching the nap of the different furs used to create the design so that all the hairs lie in the same direction. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Photo credit: Image © 2016 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (photo: Ron Wood) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)”. Image available at:http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160210_C2130_PHOTO_EN_617476.jpg

Image with caption: “Mansi, Beloyarsk, Ob Basin, Siberia, Russia, 1980s: Garments and boots made of white reindeer fur are prized and only individuals with large reindeer herds can afford to kill enough animals to supply the desired white skins needed for a particular garment. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum. Photo credit: Image © 2016 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (photo: Ron Wood) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)”. Image available at:http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160210_C2130_PHOTO_EN_617478.jpg

Image with caption: “Bata Shoe Museum (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)”. Image available at:http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160210_C2130_PHOTO_EN_617527.jpg

For further information: interviews or visuals please contact: Rosmarie Gadzovski, Head of Communications, Bata Shoe Museum, rosmarie@batashoemuseum.ca, 416.979.7799 x225

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[TPS] – 65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder

In Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2016 at 4:11 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 2:56 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service.

The 65th NBA All-Star weekend will run from Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. There will be events in various locations throughout Toronto. Event organizers are anticipating sell-out crowds at most of the venues.

Various road closures will be in effect around the venues, and traffic is expected to be heavier than usual.

The Toronto Police Service is urging spectators who are attending events to make safe transportation choices to and from these events.

We remind everyone who will be driving, to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about your transportation.

The Toronto Police Service is also encouraging citizens to assist police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9−1−1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

Sears Canada Announces Leadership Change

In Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ – Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC; NASDAQ: SRSC) announced today that Ronald D. Boire will be departing from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company at the end of the summer to pursue an opportunity in the United States. In order to provide enhanced leadership during the transition, Brandon G. Stranzl, Chairman of the Board of the Corporation, has been named Executive Chairman effective immediately.

“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to play an expanded role within our organization, and I am committed to working closely with all our Sears associates and business partners to make progress on our goals to delight our customers and return Sears Canada to profitability,” said Brandon G. Stranzl, Executive Chairman, Sears Canada. “We are grateful for Ron’s support as we search for and welcome a new CEO. In the meantime, the management team and I are fully engaged in executing the current strategy, designed to improve our retail operations so we can best serve Canadian communities from coast-to-coast.”

The Board of Directors will commence a search for a new President and CEO. Sears Canada would like to thank Ron for his contributions during his tenure as CEO.

This news release includes forward-looking information. Although the Company believes such forward-looking information is reasonable, such forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information. The forward‑looking information in this release is, unless otherwise indicated, stated as of the date hereof and is presented for the purpose of assisting investors and others in understanding the Company’s objectives and strategic priorities, and may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publically or to revise any forward‑looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Sears Canada
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 167 corporate stores, 197 Hometown stores, over 1,300 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 85 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide repair and service network. The Company also publishes Canada’s most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at http://www.sears.ca.

SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.

For further information: Contact for Media: Vincent Power, Sears Canada, Corporate Communications, 416-941-4422, vpower@sears.ca

[TPS] – Safer Internet Day 2016, Tuesday, February 9, 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 9, 2016 at 11:31 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Safer Internet Day 2016, Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 9:46 AM
Sex Crimes
416-808-8500

Today is Safer Internet Day, and the Toronto Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents and teachers of teens and tweens of the need to talk to youth about how they can keep themselves safe during online activities.

“The online risks youth face are increasingly difficult to manage,” said Signy Arnason, Director of Cybertip.ca. “For parents, the need for reliable and current educational resources to help understand better these issues and how to increase their teen’s skills and safety is crucial. We want to ensure Canadians know about our important internet safety resources and that we are here to help keep kids safe”.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through Cybertip.ca, is encouraging the public to get involved and help create a safer internet. There are several ways parents and teachers can get involved – most importantly, by talking to youth and reviewing the resources that are available online to help them. The information available at SaferInternetDay.ca, can be a good starting point for strategies for youth to be safe online.

The Toronto Police Service encourages parents and teachers to stay informed with trends in technology that may be concerning for our youth. Interested parents/teachers can sign up to receive alerts regarding concerning trends at: Cybertip.caALERTS

Any parents or teachers who have concerns about a youth being sexually exploited online should report the matter toCybertip.ca. It is also important to let youth know about the website NeedHelpNow.ca, a website that provides practical information for youth who have been affected by having a sexual picture or video shared by peers.

It is our responsibility as a society, to protect our children from those who may do them harm. We need to work together to keep our youth safe. Please help us raise awareness of Safer Internet Day on social media by tweeting and posting about the above resources using the hashtags #SID2016 and #PlayMyPart.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting D/Sgt Paul Krawczyk, Sex Crimes, Child Exploitation Section

There are no files attached to this release.

Parkinson Society Quebec is now Parkinson Quebec

In Writing (all kinds) on February 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM

MONTREAL, July 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Parkinson Society Quebec is now Parkinson Quebec. Leading organization for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, Parkinson Quebec is making Quebec more than ever the centre of its activities.

Having served the Parkinson’s community for decades, Parkinson Quebec continues to be active in Quebec for Quebecers who have to deal with a still misunderstood neurodegenerative disease for which no cure has yet been discovered.

In Quebec, more than 100,000 people are touched by Parkinson’s, natural caregivers included. Located throughout the province, these persons need access to resources and services wherever they live.

“Donations from the people of Quebec are the main source of Parkinson Quebec’s financing, stated executive director Nicole Charpentier. This important change in our organization allows us to renew our pledge that money raised in Quebec will be used to develop services in Quebec. This is an overriding concern of Parkinson Quebec.”

Parkinson Quebec is proud to continue financing research through the Fonds québécois de recherche sur le Parkinson. Since 2012, almost a million dollars have been allocated to financing projects. “Research is a pillar of Parkinson Quebec’s mission, affirmed Richard Côté, chairman of the board of directors, Parkinson Quebec. The excellence of Quebec researchers is known throughout the world and Parkinson Quebec is positioning itself as a major partner in financially supporting research in Quebec.”

Parkinson Quebec invites the Parkinson’s community, health professionals and the general public to visit its website, http://www.parkinsonquebec.ca, or to get in touch with its team so as to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and services offered at 1 800 861-4422.

About Parkinson Quebec

Parkinson Quebec is a non profit organization, the leader of the Parkinsonian community, the reference point for health professionals and provincial standard-bearer of the various regional organizations dedicated to Parkinson’s disease.

It offers support to the 25,000 Quebecers with Parkinson’s disease and their natural caregivers.
It contributes to biomedical research into the causes and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
It promotes empowerment through standardized and efficient services and educational programs based on trusted sources and best practices in Quebec.
It represents the Parkinsonian community in the advocacy of its rights and interests before decision-making bodies.
It also raises the general public’s awareness of Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson Quebec oversees the regional organizations who offer services to people suffering affected by the disease, and works closely with like-minded organizations in Quebec dedicated to Parkinson’s disease.

SOURCE Parkinson Society Quebec

Image with caption: “Parkinson Quebec (CNW Group/Parkinson Society Quebec)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150702_C7780_PHOTO_EN_431553.jpg

For further information: Annie Turcot, Network Development Coordinator – Communications, Parkinson Quebec, aturcot@parkinsonquebec.ca, 1-800-861-4422, ext. 227

IIROC Trading Halt – FT; PFT.UN

In Writing (all kinds) on February 8, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ – The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: Fortune Minerals Ltd.

TSX Symbol: FT

Reason: Pending News

Halt Time (ET): 8:00 AM ET

Company: Canadian Preferred Share Trust

TSX Symbol: PFT.UN

Reason: Pending Closing

Halt Time (ET): 8:01 AM ET

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) – Halts/Resumptions

For further information: IIROC Inquiries 1-877-442-4322 (Option 2) – Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only.

ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEEK 8TH FEB – 14TH FEB 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 8, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This marks the beginning of a fruitful period. It can mean a new job that sparks a new passion, giving you a new and invigorating reason to get out of bed in the morning. It’s going to rekindle some part of you that you thought had burned out long ago. Something that has been unbalanced is going to be righted. There is a lot of contentment in this situation. In finance, making preparations for the long term during the times of plenty is paramount to knowing how to handle the times of little, so you will make long term monetary strategies. Favourable Date – Feb 9  Favourable Colors – Purple & Black

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – It is time  focusing that inner drive, rather than letting it drive you into situations that you might regret later. There are certain standards that need to be met in order for things to be ideal. Partnerships in profession and romantic unions, especially in the sense of a long-term liaisons are going to create something that can only be described as awesome.  This would be time building up connections with people and the opportunity to use these connections to their full potential in a way that will be beneficial to all. If you are single and searching for love, this is perfect time to make a leap. Favourable Date – Feb 11   Favourable Colors – Yellow & Blue.

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You are totally at ease taking responsibility or command of things. This may prompt you for change, possibly by leaving something habitual or secure, or embarking on new adventures without having to carry around old things and concerns.  This period also indicates the release of old unnecessary patterns and hindrances to progress but as most people know, change can be difficult to accept. You may also be experiencing a renewed sense of spirituality, feeling more intuitive and connected to the ebb and flow of cycles. You may have also just met someone you have a good feeling about romantically, or you may be beginning new friendships or enjoying being with family. Favourable Date – Feb 13   Favourable Colors – Red & White Read the rest of this entry »

TSX Delisting Review – Waldron Energy Corporation (Symbol: WDN)

In Writing (all kinds) on February 7, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ – DELISTING REVIEW Waldron Energy Corporation (the “Company”) – Further to TSX Bulletin 2015-0585 dated June 4, 2015, TSX has decided to extend its review of the eligibility of the common shares (Symbol: WDN) of the Company for continued listing for a period of 30 days.

About TMX Group (TSX:X)

TMX Group’s key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

SOURCE Toronto Stock Exchange Reviews and Suspensions

For further information: Corporate Communications, TMX Group Inc., Toll Free 1-888-873-8392, info@tsx.com

Media Advisory: CT Real Estate Investment Trust to Release Second Quarter 2015 Results

In Writing (all kinds) on February 6, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ –

What:

CT Real Estate Investment Trust (“CT REIT”) (TSX: CRT.UN) to host an earnings conference call regarding second quarter 2015 results.

When:

Results to be released on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 after market close.

Conference call to be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Call details:

416-340-2216 or 866-223-7781

The conference call will be webcast live in its entirety at 9:00 a.m. ET at http://www.ctreit.com/en/media-centre/events-webcasts and will be archived for 12 months.

A conference call replay will be available at 905-694-9451 or 800-408-3053.

Passcode: 6105681 (available until September 12, 2015)

SOURCE CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CT REIT)

For further information: Media: Joscelyn Dosanjh, 416-480-8017, joscelyn.dosanjh@cantire.com; Investors: Andrea Orzech, 416-480-3195, andrea.orzech@cantire.com

Great Panther Silver Provides Update on 2015 Drilling Programs

In Writing (all kinds) on February 5, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TSX: GPR

NYSE MKT: GPL
VANCOUVER, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ – GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR) (NYSE MKT: GPL) (“Great Panther”, the “Company”) provides an update on its diamond drilling programs for the second half of 2015. Approximately 21,800 metres of drilling are planned for the Guanajuato Mine Complex, the Guadalupe de los Reyes (“GDLR”) Project in Mexico, and the Coricancha Mine Complex in Peru. Including the latter two new projects, total metres of drilling for 2015 are expected to be approximately 29,700 metres, compared to the Company’s previous guidance of 19,000 metres.

“With the Cangold acquisition complete and the Coricancha option initiated, the primary objective of our first drilling campaigns on these projects is to further define and expand zones of higher grade mineralization, upon which we can base new resource estimates,” stated Robert Archer, President & CEO. “Beyond that, the plans for GDLR include a revised Preliminary Economic Assessment in 2016 and, at Coricancha, we will evaluate plans for future mine development and start-up. The GDLR and Coricancha work programs are forecasted to cost approximately $4 million. While these are easily fundable from our existing cash position, our reported results to date for 2015 showed good cash generation from our operations and, ultimately, it is our goal to fund these projects from cash flow and not use our current working capital or the recently announced credit facility.”

The Company continues to drill underground at the Guanajuato Mine Complex, with 8,900 metres planned for the balance of the year to refine resources at depth on the Cata, Los Pozos, San Cayetano, Guanajuatito and Valenciana zones at the Guanajuato Mine, and on the Intermediate and Melladito zones at the San Ignacio satellite mine. Also at San Ignacio, a permit application has been filed for a 2,200 metre, 16-hole surface drilling program to upgrade the classification of the resource estimate and test the strike extension of high grade silver-gold mineralization discovered in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The GDLR gold-silver project, in Sinaloa State, is held under an option from Vista Gold through Great Panther’s recent acquisition of Cangold Limited. Cleaning of old underground workings for mapping and sampling will commence within the next month and a permit application has been filed for a 5,200 metre, 37-hole, surface drill program. As the previous resource estimate was predicated on an open pit mining scenario, Great Panther is targeting higher grade veins with the intention of revising the geological model and resource estimate in line with a combined underground/open pit mining scenario. Portions of the Guadalupe and San Miguel veins appear to have the best potential for underground mining and will be targeted first. Provided that permits are received in a timely fashion, the resource estimate should be complete by year-end.

At the Coricancha Mine Complex, 90 kilometres east of Lima, gold-silver-lead-zinc-copper mineralization (approximately 80% gold and silver) occurs as massive sulphide veins. As the topography is steep, most of the upcoming drilling will be conducted from existing underground workings. Higher grade areas will be targeted first in order to test the viability of these areas to support a renewed mining effort at prevailing metal prices. While the mine has been on care and maintenance since August 2013, it has fully permitted and operational 600 tonne per day flotation and BIOX® bio-leach plants that could be re-started fairly quickly once a new resource model and mine plan have been generated and pre-production mine development has been completed. The upcoming underground drilling will comprise approximately 8,800 metres in 53 holes and should commence in August. Ten holes comprising 2,400 metres will also be drilled from surface, pending permitting. Of the 11,200 metre total, approximately 5,500 metres is planned for 2015. Geological mapping and sampling will be conducted coincidently with the drilling, with the combined program continuing into the first quarter of 2016.

With a strengthened drill budget, Great Panther’s exploration team will be busy advancing our new and existing projects and providing better definition to guide the current mining effort at Guanajuato and San Ignacio. The latter continues to make a major contribution towards production at the Guanajuato Mine Complex and significant exploration potential remains on the property. The goal at both GDLR and Coricancha is to advance both projects towards a production decision by 2017.

The technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Robert F. Brown, P. Eng., Vice President of Exploration and the Qualified Person (QP) for the Company under the meaning of NI 43-101.

ABOUT GREAT PANTHER

Great Panther Silver Limited is a primary silver mining and exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading under the symbol GPR, and on the NYSE MKT trading under the symbol GPL. Great Panther’s current activities are focused on the mining of precious metals from its two wholly-owned mining operations in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex, which includes the San Ignacio satellite mine, and the Topia Mine in Durango. Recently, the Company signed a two-year option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Coricancha Mine Complex in the central Andes of Peru and, through the acquisition of Cangold Limited, now holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in the advanced stage Guadalupe de los Reyes Project in Mexico.

Robert Archer
President & CEO

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws (together, “forward-looking statements”). Such forward-looking statements may include but are not limited to the Company’s plans for production at its Guanajuato and Topia Mines in Mexico, exploring its other properties in Mexico, the overall economic potential of its properties, the availability of adequate financing and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to be materially different. Such factors include, among others, risks and uncertainties relating to potential political risks involving the Company’s operations in a foreign jurisdiction, uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, physical risks inherent in mining operations, currency fluctuations, fluctuations in the price of silver, gold and base metals, completion of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2014 and Material Change Reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at http://www.sedar.com and reports on Form 40-F and Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov.

SOURCE Great Panther Silver Limited

Image with caption: “Great Panther Silver Limited (CNW Group/Great Panther Silver Limited)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150702_C8756_PHOTO_EN_431760.jpg

For further information: Spiros Cacos, Director Investor Relations, Toll free: 1 888 355 1766, Tel: +1 604 638 8955, scacos@greatpanther.com, http://www.greatpanther.com

[TPS] – Super Bowl 50, Increased R.I.D.E. patrols, Sunday, February 7, 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 4, 2016 at 5:27 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Super Bowl 50, Increased R.I.D.E. patrols, Sunday, February 7, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 20162:46 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Super Bowl 50 will take place.

There will be numerous R.I.D.E. patrols in operation throughout Toronto this weekend.

We remind everyone who will be driving to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about your transportation.

Use of transit, designated drivers and taxi services are all excellent options for safe transportation. The Toronto Police Service is also encouraging citizens to assist police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9−1−1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

MAHOTSAV is Set to Enthrall Torontonians this Summer

In Writing (all kinds) on February 4, 2016 at 3:00 AM

MAHOTSAV, The South Asian SummerFest is set to become the largest South Asian event of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ – MAHOTSAV, The South Asian SummerFest is all set to provide a wholesome family entertainment of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area. This daylong event is scheduled to take place on July 11, 2015 at The International Centre (Hall 5) in Mississauga, Ontario.

MAHOTSAV is a public event showcasing the finest in South Asian arts, music, food, and culture. It is also a fund-raising event for Maple Diversity Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. Maple Diversity Foundation is committed to meaningful and early settlement of new immigrants and promotion of cultural diversity in Canada.

“We want to give people in the Greater Toronto Area a wholesome entertainment along with their friends, family and the loved ones”, said Niraj Sinha, Managing Director of Maple Diversity Foundation. “There will be international and local performers, best of South Asian food, music and fashion”.

The headline performer at this event will be Kanika Kapoor from Bollywood, who recently won the best female playback singer award at the recently concluded IIFA Awards in Malaysia. Other notable performer is Shewta Subram, who recently performed live at an event jointly addressed by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper at Ricoh Coliseum. The PropheC, Zeshan and Parichay are among other key performers at this event, besides other local Canadian artists and performers.

For details, visit http://www.mahotsav.ca.

This event is being managed and promoted by Maple Diversity Communications, one of Canada’s leading multicultural advertising agencies.

About Maple Diversity Communications:
Maple Diversity Communications is a full service agency in Canada specializing in multicultural marketing and advertising. Maple Diversity Communications was incorporated in 2005, having its head office at 4284 Village Centre Court, Suite #100 Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 1S2. http://www.maplediversity.ca

SOURCE Maple Diversity Communications

Image with caption: “MAHOTSAV, The South Asian SummerFest (CNW Group/Maple Diversity Communications)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150702_C2279_PHOTO_EN_431680.jpg

For further information: Media Contacts: Shipra Mathur, Festival Director, Shipra.mathur@maplediversity.ca, Phone: 905-275-7561 (226)

Black History Month Books on CBC

In Writing (all kinds) on February 3, 2016 at 7:09 PM
Greetings!
I hope this note finds you well.  I wanted to share with you the following news — that my recent book, Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015), was officially recommended by Canada’s Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke, on behalf of the CBC!
Please click here to read the article on the CBC Books site, entitled “Black History Month: Lawrence Hill, George Elliott Clarke pick young black authors to watch.”
In addition to currently serving as Parliamentary Poet, Clarke’s numerous accolades include the National Magazine Awards’ Gold Medal for Poetry, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award and an appointment to the Order of Canada.
CBC Books also posted the article featuring a poem from my book, which you can freely read here. Lastly, please do visit the site of Inanna Publications, where you can order/read more about the book.  I have also included links to my blog, and Amazon author page, below.
Thank you so much for your support of Canadian arts & letters (and poetry specifically)!
Best wishes,
Adebe DeRango-Adem
amazon author page: http://amzn.to/1NWSHzh
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