Month: September 2016

The Model World


I had my days when I was in the model world. Weighing in at 118 pounds at the height of 5 feet 10 inches, my model agent once told me that I should lose five pounds at that time. The main reason why I…

“Death All Around Me”


By: Kirk Verner Death is usually not a topic that dwells in my mind, well at least not the concern for my own faith. The truth is, death is as common a conversation topic as the weather. Talk of violence, gore, and death circles…

Getting Old and Fat


I remember the days when I was young and skinny – they really were not all that long ago. Those days are gone now and it is probably a good thing that I am afraid of knives that keeps me from doing cosmetic surgery….

When the Tax Man Comes


This is a story of someone I know very well. This person received funds from the Ontario government while she was going through a difficult time in her life. She had lost her job and her health was not good at that time, so…

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 26th Sep -2nd Oct )


Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – You are in the position to gain more of an overall perspective on your life and on your goals. You feel more fulfilled when you expand your horizons during this cycle. As long as you…

Universal Design is for Everyone


Michael Lam, who did his undergraduate degree in engineering at McMaster University, is doing his master’s degree at the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice. This school is also affiliated with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His thesis is focusing on product…

Pets Threatened by Recession?


By Kathy Tapley-Milton Some people used to complain that the “veterinarians have a license to print money”, but even the vets today are feeling the squeeze of the recession as pet owning customers spend less on grooming, tooth cleaning, stays at kennels, vaccinations, toys,…

The Somnambulist 3 – The Mine


Kirk Verner writes about Working in a Mine – Photo Courtesy of Kirk Verner Kirk Verner (a.k.a The Somnambulist) goes places so you do not have to. In this podcast, he goes deep inside a dangerous mine.  Listen to his amazing journey:

Economical at University of Calgary delivering emergency funds and claims support


English Economical Insurance (CNW Group/Economical Insurance) Call 1-800-607-2424 for 24-hour emergency claims support CALGARY, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ – Economical Insurance is operating a third claims reporting centre in the Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary, providing on-the-ground claims support and emergency…

Wash and Wear for Walls


By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra CIL Introduces New Generation of “Smart” Paints to Help Make Paint Jobs Foolproof, Longer Lasting Toronto, Ontario – June 10, 2009 – In today’s time-crunched world, everyone is looking for solutions to make life easier. Now, with the…

Having Energy Naturally


By Kathy Tapley-Milton Are you feeling fatigued and listless and wonder why? Is everything becoming a monumental effort? Fatigue can be caused by millions of things from being stressed out to serious illness. If your doctor has given you a clean bill of health,…

GINGKO THE MEMORIAL TREE


By Kathy Tapley-Milton A Gingko tree in Morgantown, U.S.A was planted by Rueben C. Griffitt who was a Union soldier in the Civil War. The tree commemorates the 630 soldiers who died in the notorious Andersonville Prison. Gingko, a long living memorial, can be…

New Opportunities Learning Centre Q & A


Why do you think it is important for women to work together? Women bring different approaches and perspectives to issues and tasks at the workplace. These have not for the most part been given much opportunity for practical application and recognition in today’s male…

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 19th Sep – 25th Sep )


Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – Examine your life this week to see how its solid energy could work for you. You will be able to make your dreams real, your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure…

A collection of Management Common Sense


By Duncan Gunputrav Management is the voluntary control of your self and or a particular situation, to achieve a desired result. All actions in any situation have a subsequent result (both direct and indirect); even non-action is an action. The right action taken at…

Gems of the Indian Ocean


By Duncan Gunputrav In North America the tendency for most is to have a limited knowledge of countries situated in far reaching parts of the globe. Especially when these nations do not participate in the G8 meetings or are only secretly visited by international…

Old Story Idea for CBC’s “Outfront”


My name is Donna Kakonge, and I am 31-years-old. I grew up in Toronto, but my father is from Uganda and my mother is from St. Vincent in the Caribbean. I want to do a piece about my great-uncle, who now lives in Toronto….

Bringing Back the Old School just in time for the 21st Century


By: Alex Young For children growing up in a digital age, it’s wild to think that some kids’ entire music collection will be a collection of digital memories on their computer. In the current climate of unrest within the music industry because of Internet…

Prague by Morning, Venice by Night


by Aaron Wilson “Mr. Wilson! Mr.Wilson!” My eyes snapped open and a man appeared a few feet from my face. “Check Out,” he demanded in an accented voice.  I snatched the phone lying next to my head – 10:34 am.  I sprung up and…

[TPS] – Rush-Hour Route Enforcement Campaign Results, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016


Toronto Police Service News Release Rush-Hour Route Enforcement Campaign Results, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016 Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – 10:59 AM Parking Enforcement 416-808-6600 The enforcement of the city’s rush-hour routes and other traffic and parking offences continues to…

Yari Yari Conference (Originally Published in Panache Magazine)


An international conference in literature by women from African and the African Diaspora has been hailed an overwhelming success by its organizers. Held in New York and coordinated by New York University’s Africana Studies Programme last fall, the conference brought together world-renowned writers to…

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 12th Sep – 18th Sep )


Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – Unleash your creative power at this time. Share your inspiration and talents with those who vibrate to your frequency. You are being encouraged to put on your thinking cap and to have your listening ears…

The Presumption of Racism (Originally Published in the Spectrum Newspaper)


Sometimes it takes something like a report to show how far Canada has come to effectively deal with racism. The Ontario Human Rights Commission hired Canadian law student Donna Young to do a report focusing on collecting evidence of prejudice on the part of…

Nicotine Anonymous


To all members of Nicotine Anonymous: I want to continue to inform or update members about such things as intergroup activities so that more of the fellowship is aware to either attend or consider similar events in their area. This message is to inform…

Remember 9-11


A moment of silence.

TORONTO THE GRUESOME


Six celebrated local writers present brand-new Gothic stories Toronto the good? Not quite. In six brand-new deliciously dreadful tales, some of our best local writers lead us into the darker corners of our fair city. Come along – if you dare… Diaspora Dialogues and…

Black History Gets a Seat in Classrooms (Originally Published in Centretown News)


Few people know that Matthew DaCosta, black fisherman and Micmac interpreter for Samuel de Champlain, played a role in Canadian history. Historical information on black Canadians is almost absent in our classrooms and libraries. “I’m on a hunt now to try and find information…

TPS] – The death of Chief William McCormack, Statements from Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle and Chief Mark Saunders, Visitation and funeral details


Toronto Police Service News Release The death of Chief William McCormack, Statements from Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle and Chief Mark Saunders, Visitation and funeral details Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 4:57 PM Corporate Communications 416-808-7100 Statement from Chief Mark Saunders on…

Association Helps Blacks (Originally Published in Centretown News)


What does a business of frozen cassava and fresh crushed peppers have in common with a business of permed hair and painted toes? It’s the Black Business and Professional Association.

Low Flying: Island Wings has promise, but never takes off (Originally Published in the Hour in Montreal)


As many Canadian children were being told fairy tales of mystic lands where houses were made of candy cane and gingerbread, where glass slippers and a mere kiss could turn girls into royalty, the magical tales told to a young Cecil Foster were about…

Excerpt about “Church Sunday” from the Montreal Gazette


By Bronwyn Chester in the Montréal Gazette “Church Sunday” is a more resolved story. A young girl in Toronto accompanies her Granny, visiting from St. Vincent, to church and learns what it means to give. The old woman “hated the Methodist church, it made…

Working at the Writer’s Life (Published in Australia’s MetroSeven)


I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since I was 7-years-old. I told my mother and she told me that I would never make any money. But I think that so far, at 31, I have proved her wrong. Although I’m not rich, I…

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 5th Sep – 11th Sep 2016 )


Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – You are creating your own sense of success or failure. If you want more than you have received – prove it and create a new path for yourself. Rewards are due, make your last minute…

Star Trek Review


By Dana Kerim Star Trek was finally released in Theatres on Thursday, May 8th. My general impression going into it was a combination of excitement forced by anticipation, which had a lot to do with the constant pessimism from others on its potential. The…

[TPS] – Police request assistance with investigation into Sexual Assault on subway train, Security camera images of wanted man released


Toronto Police Service News Release Police request assistance with investigation into Sexual Assault on subway train, Security camera images of wanted man released Saturday, September 3, 2016 – 6:03 PM 53 Division 416-808-5300 The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with a…

Youth Assisting Youth


When I was in high school I first discovered Youth Assisting Youth as a volunteer. My “junior” as they are called is named Tammy. We would go to Chuck E. Cheeses and movies and I showed her a good time, as well as helped…

Happy Birthday Dad!


You’re the best! Thank you!

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Consulate


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Summertime


Riding on a cool bus listening to hot tunes. Windows open so the air can breathe.

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