Monthly Archives: April 2018

WORLD: North and South Korea agree to pursue signing a peace treaty

North and South Korea agreed to pursue signing a peace treaty and work towards “complete” denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to seek an end to the

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Philippines shuts down world-famous Boracay island resort

Starting Thursday,  April 26, 2018,  no foreign or local tourists will be allowed to enter the world-class Boracay Island resort in the central Philippines as it undergoes  undergoes environmental rehabilitation for the next six months. The Department of Tourism  issued an

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Ten dead, 15 injured in north Toronto van ramming attack

Ten people are dead and 15 others are injured after a van driver plowed into a number of pedestrians Monday in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area of North York in Toronto April 24, 2018. Police said the driver at times

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

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

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

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

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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Whiteout fever hits Winnipeg

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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April 11 is International Day of Pink

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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Canada mourns dead in Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team bus crash

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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Google pays tribute to Filipino literary hero Francisco Balagtas

 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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