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2018-04-18

Starbucks to shut 8,000 U.S. outlets for “racial bias training” after protests

Posted by: Donna

Starbucks Coffee Co. says it will close its more than 8,000 company-owned outlets in the U.S. for part of a day in May to conduct “racial-bias education” for its staff in the wake of the recent arrest of two black men

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2018-04-17

COMMUNITY: Filipino Bilingual Program coming this Fall if there is enough registration

Posted by: Donna

Parents are encouraged to register their children by April 30, 2018. The first Filipino Bilingual Program will be piloted in Seven Oaks School Division starting school year September 2018 to 2019.   A bilingual program enables students to   develop their ability

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2018-04-16

ENTERTAINMENT: Madonna speaks about keeping self alive and youthful as she fights against ageism

Posted by: Donna

Madonna will never stop being “adventurous, sexual and curious” even if she will become a senior citizen in a year. “Why should men get to have all the fun?”   The pop  icon and musician says she will keep fighting against

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2018-04-12

COMMUNITY: Fil Can Lawyer Josephine Yam nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

Posted by: Donna

Josephine Yam had to overcome the “lack of Canadian experience” just like us. She faced lots of barriers as a female, visible minority and immigrant. But she did not give up. She worked very hard to start a new life

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2018-04-12

Whiteout fever hits Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

Winnipeg Jets’ run for the Stanley Cup begins. Fans go crazy as team wins 1st-ever playoff game. Winnipeg Whiteout has been a tradition.  Jets fans across the city showed their pride during Game 1 of the playoff series vs. the Minnesota Wild

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2018-04-11

April 11 is International Day of Pink

Posted by: Donna

April 11, 2018 is  a special day   where communities across the Canada and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. Held  during the second week of April, 

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2018-04-09

Canada mourns dead in Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team bus crash

Posted by: Donna

Canada has spent the weekend shocked by the road accident which claimed lives  of   a team of young players in one of the country’s favourite sports, ice hockey. The 15 people who died in the coach carrying the Humboldt Broncos

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2018-04-02

Google pays tribute to Filipino literary hero Francisco Balagtas

Posted by: Donna

 Google Doodle on Monday commemorated the life and legacy of   Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, one of the Philippines’  literary  legends,  poet and orator. Google  featured  a doodle of his masterpiece, the epic poem “Florante at Laura.” In addition to being a highly-skilled poet,

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2018-03-22

March 22 is World Water Day

Posted by: Donna

World Water Day is observed March 22  every year to focus attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is “Nature for Water”  exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st

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2018-03-20

Peter Nygård gives $10,000 Bonuses for Long-Term Employees

Posted by: Donna

Fashion magnate Peter Nygård announced  Friday, March 17, 2018  that  70 long-term employees of  his company,  fashion house  Nygard International, would receive a $10,000 bonus. The announcement came after Nygård delivered an impassioned speech to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary

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2018-04-18

Starbucks to shut 8,000 U.S. outlets for “racial bias training” after protests

Posted by: Donna

Starbucks Coffee Co. says it will close its more than 8,000 company-owned outlets in the U.S. for part of a day in May to conduct “racial-bias education” for its staff in the wake of the recent arrest of two black men

Read More..

2018-04-16

ENTERTAINMENT: Madonna speaks about keeping self alive and youthful as she fights against ageism

Posted by: Donna

Madonna will never stop being “adventurous, sexual and curious” even if she will become a senior citizen in a year. “Why should men get to have all the fun?”   The pop  icon and musician says she will keep fighting against

Read More..

2018-04-12

COMMUNITY: Fil Can Lawyer Josephine Yam nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

Posted by: Donna

Josephine Yam had to overcome the “lack of Canadian experience” just like us. She faced lots of barriers as a female, visible minority and immigrant. But she did not give up. She worked very hard to start a new life

Read More..

2018-04-12

Whiteout fever hits Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

Winnipeg Jets’ run for the Stanley Cup begins. Fans go crazy as team wins 1st-ever playoff game. Winnipeg Whiteout has been a tradition.  Jets fans across the city showed their pride during Game 1 of the playoff series vs. the Minnesota Wild

Read More..

2018-04-11

April 11 is International Day of Pink

Posted by: Donna

April 11, 2018 is  a special day   where communities across the Canada and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. Held  during the second week of April, 

Read More..

2018-04-09

Canada mourns dead in Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team bus crash

Posted by: Donna

Canada has spent the weekend shocked by the road accident which claimed lives  of   a team of young players in one of the country’s favourite sports, ice hockey. The 15 people who died in the coach carrying the Humboldt Broncos

Read More..

2018-04-02

Google pays tribute to Filipino literary hero Francisco Balagtas

Posted by: Donna

 Google Doodle on Monday commemorated the life and legacy of   Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, one of the Philippines’  literary  legends,  poet and orator. Google  featured  a doodle of his masterpiece, the epic poem “Florante at Laura.” In addition to being a highly-skilled poet,

Read More..

2018-03-22

March 22 is World Water Day

Posted by: Donna

World Water Day is observed March 22  every year to focus attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is “Nature for Water”  exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st

Read More..

2018-03-20

Peter Nygård gives $10,000 Bonuses for Long-Term Employees

Posted by: Donna

Fashion magnate Peter Nygård announced  Friday, March 17, 2018  that  70 long-term employees of  his company,  fashion house  Nygard International, would receive a $10,000 bonus. The announcement came after Nygård delivered an impassioned speech to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary

Read More..

2018-03-14

WORLD: Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

Posted by: Donna

(CNN)   Stephen Hawking,  the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76. Considered by many to be the

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2018-04-17

COMMUNITY: Filipino Bilingual Program coming this Fall if there is enough registration

Posted by: Donna

Parents are encouraged to register their children by April 30, 2018. The first Filipino Bilingual Program will be piloted in Seven Oaks School Division starting school year September 2018 to 2019.   A bilingual program enables students to   develop their ability

Read More..

2018-04-12

COMMUNITY: Fil Can Lawyer Josephine Yam nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

Posted by: Donna

Josephine Yam had to overcome the “lack of Canadian experience” just like us. She faced lots of barriers as a female, visible minority and immigrant. But she did not give up. She worked very hard to start a new life

Read More..

2018-03-12

COMMUNITY: Filipino Women Trailblazers in Manitoba, Honored

Posted by: Donna

To celebrate outstanding achievements of Filipino women in Manitoba, Pinays Manitoba, Inc.  held its annual Recognition Luncheon in commemoration of International Women’s Day Saturday March 10, 2018 at Marlborough Hotel. This year, three women were  honored for their contribution in

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2018-02-24

He ho! Embracing Winter and Canada History at the Festival du Voyageur

Posted by: Donna

The Festival du Voyageur or Traveller’s Festival is an annual 10-day winter  event  in Winnipeg during the cold month of   February at the Winnipeg’s French Quarter. It happens in Whittier Park in  North Saint-Boniface. This year, it runs from  Feb 16  until

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2018-02-13

COMMUNITY: Filipino Radio on CKJS 810: Birth and Growth

Posted by: Donna

February 13 is World Radio  Day. We take pride  to celebrate our community radio — CKJS 810AM  — probably one of the strongest,  longest-running  multilingual radio stations in the whole of Canada. Since its inception in 1974, CKJS has maintained

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2018-02-13

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Daniel McIntyre Maroons aim for a spot in Provincial Championship

Posted by: Donna

Today,  in  observance of World Radio Day, we would like to focus on one sports which is popular in the large Filipino community in Manitoba.  Since inception of CKJS 810 AM in the late 70s, radio has followed the achivements

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2018-02-06

Chester shares his love of reading in “I love to read month”

Posted by: Donna

February is ‘I Love to Read Month” . Many schools in Manitoba  have celebrity guests come in and read the students a story and answer questions about reading. It is a great way to promote a strong  love for  reading

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2018-02-01

COMMUNITY: Pasasalamat: Gratitude Gala celebrates Spirit of Volunteerism

Posted by: Donna

  An evening to honor Filipino-Canadian Winnipegers  who shared  time,  talent and  sleepless nights  towards a worthwhile cause was held January 27th, 2018  at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.   The dinner event featured  a 3-course meal designed by Celebrity Chef  Jeremy

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2017-11-09

ENTERTAINMENT: Phil Actress Isabel Granada is home; given military honors

Posted by: Donna

  Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) — The remains of  popular Filipino artist  Isabel Granada  were given full military honors upon  return Thursday from Doha, Qatar. The plane carrying Granada’s remains landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and

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2017-10-13

Manitobans recycling more than ever

Posted by: Chester

Manitobans continue to recycle more year over year, according to an annual litter audit by a national recycling centre. The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association’s annual audit found “a consistent decrease” in drink container litter on the streets of five

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