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2020-12-03

Health Canada reviews Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Britain gave the go signal to vaccine candidate American drugmaker Pfizer on Wednesday and expects to roll its first vaccinations in the country within days. Canada’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu  on Wednesday to say that the U.K.’s approval of the

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2020-12-02

Hudson’s Bay Company officially closes downtown Winnipeg location

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hudson’s Bay Company is closing its downtown Winnipeg location two months earlier than announced due to pandemic restrictions.  The building on Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard opened on Nov. 18, 1926. The company said it’s officially closing this location on Monday,

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2020-11-30

Memory Loss Slower for Working Women

Posted by: Donna Arenas

A study of six-thousand women shows that after the age of 60, women’s memory declines less if they’ve worked throughout their life. Researchers found the decline was 50 per cent less compared with women who never held a job. The

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2020-11-25

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate 73rd Anniversary

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary today releasing a photograph of themselves opening a card from three of their great-grandchildren. The photo made public late Thursday shows Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and her husband seated

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2020-11-25

Despite coronavirus fears, millions bound to travel for US thanksgiving

Posted by: Donna Arenas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans should skip Thanksgiving travel and not spend the holiday with people from outside their household. Despite the plead of of health experts not to travel for holiday, reports say many Americans

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2020-11-18

Legacy of a great man with a big heart: Broadcaster Lito Taruc signs off at 62

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Manitoba’s  Filipino community mourns the passing of beloved CKJS broadcaster,  community leader and devoted family man  Lito Taruc on November 17, 2020 due to cardiac arrest. Tears flow  and  words of  sympathies from around the world flooded the social media 

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2020-11-18

COMMUNITY: Filipino Radio on CKJS 810: Birth and Growth

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Manitoba  takes   pride in the strong of  its community radio — CKJS 810AM  — probably the strongest,  longest-running  multilingual radio stations in the whole of Canada. Since its inception in mid 70s, CKJS has maintained its role in  connecting and

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2020-11-17

Flu cases in Canada ‘exceptionally low’ so far, public health says

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Flu season hasn’t hit as hard as it has in the past, thanks in large part to all the precautions Canadians are taking due to COVID-19. The Public Health Canada’s weekly flu watch is reporting the percentage of laboratory tests

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2020-11-12

Several Typhoons, one after the other, trigger worst damages and floods in many parts of the Philippines

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Storm surge, strong wind and heavy rain brought by tropical cyclones one after the other have been battering the Philippines  cutting power to millions, submerging houses and damaging buildings, leaving countless homeless, stranded, injured or dead. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical

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2020-11-11

Closures and Tougher restrictions as Manitoba goes into code RED Thursday

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer announced yesterday that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic

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2020-10-16

CKJS 810AM MOURNS THE LOSS OF NESTOR “Ness” SHYDLOWSKY

Posted by: DJ Sawchuk

CKJS 810 AM mourns the loss of Nestor “Ness” Shydlowsky, producer and host of our weekly Ukrainian “Zabava” Program. The Management & staff of CKJS and the Evanov Radio Group send our sincerest condolences to his wife Linda, family and

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2020-03-02

Passing of Bill Evanov

Posted by: Paul Bury

Vasil William EvanovSeptember 18, 1942 – February 28, 2020 Media Release Toronto, March 1, 2020. – Evanov Communications Inc. is deeply saddened to announce that Vasil William (Bill) Evanov, the company’s founder and President, passed away peacefully in his sleep

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2019-12-10

Hope for the Holidays return to spread cheer

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Winnipeg Evanov Radio’s  annual food drive   “Hope for the Holidays”  for Winnipeg Harvest was held  this weekend and was given warm support from listeners and supporters. Sister stations  CKJS 810AM (with Radio Dhamaal).  Energy 106 and Hot 100.5  did a Radiothon 

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2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

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2019-02-15

ENTERTAINMENT: “Sharon: My 40 Years” comes to Winnipeg on March 3

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Celebrate the Megastar ‘s four decades in showbiz. Join Filipino actress and singer Sharon Cuneta as she celebrates her  40 years journey in  the entertainment industry  in “Sharon: My 40 Years”  in Winnipeg March 3rd, 2019 at the Centennial Concert

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2018-06-26

HEALTH: Toxic shock syndrome killed teen in her sleep during school trip: B.C. coroner

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Toxic shock syndrome caused the death of a British Columbia teen found lifeless in bed on a school trip, according to a report from the province’s coroner service. In March 2017, Grade 11 student Sara Manitoski was on an overnight

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2018-06-18

ENTERTAINMENT: Aga Muhlach, Bea Alonzo movie shoots in Canada

Posted by: Donna Arenas

The cameras have rolled for Philippines ultimate leading man Aga Muhlach and award-winning actress Bea Alonzo who finally teamed up for a big screen union this year. The pair apparently started  filming  in  Vancouver  suburb in British Columbia, Canada since 

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2018-05-25

Let’s have fun! Teddy Bears’ Picnic this weekend.

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Everyone is most welcome to come along and enjoy a day of  outdoor fun with bears and other friends. Rain or shine! This Sunday, May 27 is the 32nd Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic from 9AM to 5PM.   The annual

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2018-05-16

Cavalia Odysseo: One soulful spectacular show

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Bursting  adrenalin. Action-packed from start to end. The multimillion production of Cavalia Odysseo  brings together humans and horses in one giant show with  70 horses and 50 amazingly talented performers, dancers and musicians that include Filipino-Canadian singer Maria Aragon. The 

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2018-05-10

Maria Aragon joins cast of Cavalia Odysseo; Horse show comes back May 12 in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Winnipeger  Filipino-Canadian  singer Maria Aragon will be joining the cast  as  vocalist  of the world’s largest horse travelling show Cavalia Odysseo. The show that has  attracted more than 100,000 spectators  will  make a grand return to Winnipeg May 12, 2018

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2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

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2019-09-09

Kidney Walk this weekend draws hundreds

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hundreds joined this year’s   Manitoba Branch  Kidney Foundation Fundraiser held at St Vital Park today, Sept 8, 2019. Prior to the walk, there was acknowledgement of event sponosrs led by Vickar Automotive Group, presentation of top fundraisers and kidney donor

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2019-07-08

COMMUNITY: BIBAK Manitoba celebrates International Grand Cañao

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hundreds  joined  the members of   BIBAK  Association  of  Manitoba in the  first International Grand Cañao held at the Victoria  Hotel and Convention Centre this weekend. Cañao   is a  popular  traditional feast  celebrated  in the Philippine Cordillera for good harvest and 

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2019-06-02

COMMUNITY: First National Fil-Can Event kicks off Philippine Heritage Month Celebration

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Prior to the  official  adoption of Canada’s  Parliament   declaring “June as Filipino Heritage Month”,   there has been various celebrations of Filipino culture and heritage for many years in Manitoba. This year, it   was made more  significant  as  Filipinos across Canada,

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2019-05-27

COMMUNITY: 33rd Teddy Bear Picnic draws thousands

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Rain or Shine, teddy bears and other stuffed toys had a great time  outdoors at the  33rd annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic held Sunday at Assiniboine Park. Over 50 tents provided  a fun, entertaining and educational experience for the whole family. Volunteer  health

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2019-05-07

COMMUNITY: Fil-Can Author Shirley Camia releases new book

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Confronting grief and despair in the loss of her mother, Filipino-Canadian poet and author  Shirley Camia announced  on CKJS 810AM today the release of her newest collection of poetry,  Mercy,  as  an elegy dedicated to her mother. Shirley’s  mother died at the

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2019-05-06

COMMUNITY: Retro fever hits Winnipeg with Philippines Retro King Bennie Almonte

Posted by: Donna Arenas

This weekend in Winnipeg,   dozens of  dance  lovers from the Filipino community   hit the  dance floor  grooving   into  “Just got Lucky”,  “Head over Hills”, “Ring my Bell” , “I’m so Excited”, “Name Game” to name a few,  in one of

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2019-04-05

COMMUNITY: Pinoy family owners led ribbon cutting as Max’s officially opens today in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Big fans of   “Sarap to the Bones”   chicken can now enjoy all the tasty home-style meals from  The House That Fried Chicken Built’  in full swing. Max’s  Restaurant Winnipeg officially  opens its doors  following  Grand Opening Blow out  today  hosted  by

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2019-03-26

Trudeau reaches out to Pinoys in Winnipeg; talks about federal budget on CKJS 810AM

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Canadian Prime Minister  Justin  Trudeau  talked  about the newly-tabled  federal government’s  budget for 2019  and how it  impact  Manitobans and Winnipegers as he reached  out to the  50 thousand strong Filipino community on   CKJS 810 AM today. Speaking on “Good

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2019-03-14

BLOG: In Memoriam: The boy who loved to bake

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hopia, sans rival and ube cake –those were his  favorite treats to bake in their family-run  Jimel’s Bakery. It was no surprise that  17-year-old Jimboy made it great in his culinary  classes at Tech Voc.  Baking  was  in his nerves

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