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2017-01-16

Campsite reservations for national parks for 2017 opens today

Posted by: Donna

   There’s still loads of snow on the ground, but warm-weather campers are already getting a chance to book spots  for national parks campsite today,  January 16th, 2017,  Monday  at 8 a.m. CT.   Parks Canada is expecting an influx of campers

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2017-01-11

Obama offers optimism — and warnings — in farewell address

Posted by: Donna

  Chicago (CNN)      Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, declaring during his farewell address that he hasn’t abandoned his vision of progressive change but warning that it now comes with a new

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2017-01-09

ENTERTAINMENT: Donald Trump Says He’s Not Surprised by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech

Posted by: Donna

    (NEW YORK TIMES) President-elect  Donald Trump  dismissed  Meryl Streep  as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the  Golden Globes award ceremony, denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others. Mr.

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2017-01-04

Dangerous wind chills seize southern Manitoba

Posted by: Donna

      (CBC NEWS)    A number of southern Manitoba communities are in the clutches of some deep, dangerously frigid weather.   Temperatures are below –30 C but wind chills are making it feel colder than –40. Exposed skin will freeze in

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2017-01-02

ENTERTAINMENT: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds get touching tribute in ‘Bright Lights’

Posted by: Donna

  (CNN)    More heartwarming than heartbreaking, “Bright Lights” is a touching tribute to the powerful attachment between Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a mother and daughter who, in their love for and gripes about each other, clearly left very little

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2016-12-26

Boxing Day blizzard hitting Manitoba closes highways

Posted by: Donna

A powerful winter storm bearing down on southern Manitoba reduced visibility and closed  highways on Boxing Day. Environment Canada estimates between 18 and 33 centimetres of snow has fallen in Winnipeg. The federal weather agency said most of the storm’s precipitation has

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2016-12-21

COMMUNITY: Parol – the star of Filipino Christmas

Posted by: Donna

      This is the  “parol”    (lantern)   that won the hearts of many in the recently   concluded  Filipino Christmas (“Paskong Pinoy”)  event in Winnipeg.   “Parol”  or   farol in Spanish,  is the star-shaped   ornament

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2016-12-20

WORLD: Berlin Christmas market attack suspect a refugee, security sources say

Posted by: Donna

  Berlin (CNN)   The man suspected of deliberately ramming a large truck into a Christmas market in Berlin is a refugee from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, two German intelligence officials and a police official told CNN. The sources said the suspect

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2016-12-14

Canada Child Benefit indexation will cost extra $5.8B by 2026

Posted by: Donna

  The parliamentary budget watchdog says the government’s cornerstone child benefit will end up costing billions more after the next election if its value increases with the cost of living.   The Canada Child Benefit isn’t indexed to inflation for

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2016-12-12

Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways

Posted by: Donna

More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada’s rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.   Toilet paper washes

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2017-01-16

Campsite reservations for national parks for 2017 opens today

Posted by: Donna

   There’s still loads of snow on the ground, but warm-weather campers are already getting a chance to book spots  for national parks campsite today,  January 16th, 2017,  Monday  at 8 a.m. CT.   Parks Canada is expecting an influx of campers

Read More..
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2017-01-11

Obama offers optimism — and warnings — in farewell address

Posted by: Donna

  Chicago (CNN)      Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, declaring during his farewell address that he hasn’t abandoned his vision of progressive change but warning that it now comes with a new

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2017-01-09

ENTERTAINMENT: Donald Trump Says He’s Not Surprised by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech

Posted by: Donna

    (NEW YORK TIMES) President-elect  Donald Trump  dismissed  Meryl Streep  as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the  Golden Globes award ceremony, denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others. Mr.

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2017-01-04

Dangerous wind chills seize southern Manitoba

Posted by: Donna

      (CBC NEWS)    A number of southern Manitoba communities are in the clutches of some deep, dangerously frigid weather.   Temperatures are below –30 C but wind chills are making it feel colder than –40. Exposed skin will freeze in

Read More..
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2017-01-02

ENTERTAINMENT: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds get touching tribute in ‘Bright Lights’

Posted by: Donna

  (CNN)    More heartwarming than heartbreaking, “Bright Lights” is a touching tribute to the powerful attachment between Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a mother and daughter who, in their love for and gripes about each other, clearly left very little

Read More..
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2016-12-26

Boxing Day blizzard hitting Manitoba closes highways

Posted by: Donna

A powerful winter storm bearing down on southern Manitoba reduced visibility and closed  highways on Boxing Day. Environment Canada estimates between 18 and 33 centimetres of snow has fallen in Winnipeg. The federal weather agency said most of the storm’s precipitation has

Read More..
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2016-12-20

WORLD: Berlin Christmas market attack suspect a refugee, security sources say

Posted by: Donna

  Berlin (CNN)   The man suspected of deliberately ramming a large truck into a Christmas market in Berlin is a refugee from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, two German intelligence officials and a police official told CNN. The sources said the suspect

Read More..
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2016-12-14

Canada Child Benefit indexation will cost extra $5.8B by 2026

Posted by: Donna

  The parliamentary budget watchdog says the government’s cornerstone child benefit will end up costing billions more after the next election if its value increases with the cost of living.   The Canada Child Benefit isn’t indexed to inflation for

Read More..
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2016-12-12

Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways

Posted by: Donna

More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada’s rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.   Toilet paper washes

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2016-12-09

Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond will appear on new Canadian $10 bill

Posted by: Donna

  Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond, a black woman, will be immortalized on Canada’s $10 bill.   Called the “Rosa Parks of Canada,” Desmond defied the colour barrier at a New Glasgow, N.S., movie house in 1946.   When the

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2016-11-30

COMMUNITY: Language Access Interpreter Services

Posted by: Donna

The  Winnipeg  Regional  health Authority (WRHA) has  free assistance service to  Filipinos and other countries’ native speakers  who are Non-English Speakers or Limited English Speakers. If you or any of your family members  need interpreters for their doctors’s or any

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2016-11-22

LIVE ON LOCATION: Vickar Mitsubishi)

Posted by: Chester

Clearing out all 2016’s!!! Come and see your next vehicle at Vickar Mitsubishi 950 Regent Avenue West. It’s winter time and Vickar Mitsubishi knows how hard it is to drive around snowy roads. Free winter tires and rims, installed with

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2016-11-12

HO HO HO! Santa Claus Officially opens Christmas Season in Winnipeg today, November 12

Posted by: Donna

  A beautiful day in the city with  the sun shining so bright on Saturday, November 12, 2016   as   the big man in the red suit from the North Pole make his way down Portage Avenue for the annual Santa Claus Parade.

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2016-11-08

COMMUNITY: Paskong Pinoy: Celebrating Christmas the Filipino Way in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!   Experience  the  most  festive ,  exciting and colorful   Christmas Celebration  through  “Paskong Pinoy” (Filipino Christmas)  in Manitoba  for the very  first time on December 17th, 2016 at RBC Convention

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2016-10-04

COMMUNITY: Winnipeg Blogger reaches out to New Immigrants to get Welcome Pack

Posted by: Donna

  The next  Welcome Pack Distribution in Winnipeg  is set   on   Thursday  Oct 6, 2016,   530 to 8:30PM  and   Saturday, Oct 8, 2016  9AM to 12 noon.  If you,   or  your friends or relatives arrived in Canada  in  2014

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2016-09-28

COMMUNITY: Winnipeg teener leads to promote peace of mind among youths

Posted by: Donna

    Vincent Massey Collegiate student LOIZZA  AQUINO is once again encouraging  everyone, especially peers of her age, to open up if they face emotional struggles  and  find means to cope, rise and live with peace of mind.   Fall

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2016-09-27

Welcome to Winnipeg! Bulacan Vice Governor Daniel Fernando and delegates

Posted by: Lucille

In celebration of the 20th year founding anniversary of the Bulacan Association of Winnipeg, Inc. (BAOWI), officers and members warmly-welcomed Bulacan Vice Governor Daniel Fernando and accompanying provincial officials on September 22nd.  Not yet quite recovered from jet-lag, Fernando with

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2016-09-23

COMMUNITY: Fun at St Amant Free the Spirit Festival

Posted by: Donna

The Free the Spirit Festival is a great way to get involved with your community, have fun  and give back to St.Amant. Rain or shines it’s a celebration for the whole community! Admission is free  at the Free the Spirit

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2016-09-20

COMMUNITY: PAG IBIG Information Session @ PCCM

Posted by: Donna

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2016-08-22

Filipino Street Festival draws big crowd in Dowtown Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

    Thousands  of people gathered along Memorial Avenue last Saturday, August 20th, 2016  to celebrate the Winnipeg Filipino Street Festival.   The festival kicked off with a parade in the morning showing  colorful decorated floats and street cultural performances.  

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