Yearly Archives: 2016

Blog: My gadget-savvy guy

  In this age of modern technology that even your mother or (your grandmother) are on  facebook  (or tweeter), you will be left behind if you don’t get your self up-to-date.   Our smart phones have evolved from just its use

Posted in Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

Boxing Day blizzard hitting Manitoba closes highways

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

Posted in All Stories, News

COMMUNITY: Parol – the star of Filipino Christmas

      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

Posted in All Stories, Annoucer Blogs, Donna Natividad-Arenas

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

  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

Posted in All Stories, News

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

  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

Posted in All Stories, News

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

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

Posted in All Stories, News

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

  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

Posted in All Stories, News

Blustery day expected in southern Manitoba but storm is ending

  No school buses are running in Winnipeg on Thursday.   The storm warnings are over but that doesn’t mean it’s a whole lot nicer out there in southern Manitoba today.   A blowing snow advisory is in place across all

Posted in All Stories, News

India’s Narendra Modi Wins Reader’s Poll for TIME Person of the Year

  India’s    Prime Minister  Narenda Modi  has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Posted in All Stories, News

$500 fee hike for immigrants called cash grab, head tax

  A new fee, and the tone of the government concerning recent arrivals under the provincial nominee program, has drawn fire.   The Progressive Conservative government plans to charge a $500 fee to people who have been approved to come

Posted in All Stories, News

COMMUNITY: Language Access Interpreter Services

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

Posted in All Stories, Community News, News

Manitoba to fight fentanyl with public awareness campaign

Emergency crews deal with 7 suspected opioid-related deaths over 9 weeks in Winnipeg   The Manitoba government is launching a public campaign about the dangers of fentanyl.   In the last nine weeks there have been seven suspected opioid-related deaths in

Posted in All Stories, News

WORLD: 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

  (CNN)     A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s Honshu island on Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves and bringing back traumatic memories for locals of the devastating 2011 Fukushima disaster. Residents in Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after a tsunami

Posted in All Stories, News

ENTERTAINMENT: Canadian content cleans up at American Music Awards

  (CBC NEWS)    It may be called the American Music Awards but two Canucks, Justin Bieber and Drake, were the night’s big winners, taking home four awards each during Sunday’s fan-voted show.   Bieber beat out Drake in all four categories

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Former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos buried in Heroes’ cemetery

  Manila (CNN)    Former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos has been buried at the National Heroes’ Cemetery in Metro Manila.  The surprise decision to give the former dictator a hero’s burial Friday has triggered protests by opponents who had launched

Posted in All Stories, News

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