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Swedish King to visit PH

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced that Sweden’s reigning monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf, is visiting the Philippines from January 24 to 26  as Guest of Honor at the Invitational Peace Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in their centenary year. This is the first visit of a Swedish monarch and Head 

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From left: Michael Messenger, Exec VP World Vision; Egay Gonzales; Junever M.  Mahilum-West, Philippine Consulate General; Dave Toycen, President World Vision; Pastor Julius  Tiongson, Gateway Family and Community Centre; Brad Butt, MP Mississauga Streetsville; Paulette Kinmond, Director of Supporter Engagement World Vision.

World Vision raises $86K

Updated field stats  • World Vision’s relief efforts in the Philippines to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan have now reached over 550,000 people in 10 provinces; • World Vision is providing food, shelter kits, hygiene kits and household supplies, as well as establishing Child-friendly Spaces, where children can play, learn and receive support in a 

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From left: Jessie Anunciacion, Pastor of the Mt. Zion Filipino S.D.A Church; Elder Ulysses Guarin, Conference Treasurer; His Excellency Leslie B Gatan, Phil. Ambassador; Mrs Junever M. Mahilum-West, Consul Gen. of the Philippines.; Hon. Mark Adler, MP York Centre; Councilor James Pasternak, Councilor Ward 10; Dr. Mansfield Edwards, Ontario Conference President, Pastor Gary Hodder; Executive Secretary and James Astleford, Executive Director of Adra Canada.

7th Day Adventists raise $16,000

The Filipino- Canadian  Prayer rally for Haiyan victims held at Mt. Zion Seventh-Day Adventist Church last Nov. 19, 2013  was a success, raised $16,000 for relief . Through Canada’s $ per $ matching program translates to about $32,000 more for ADRA Canada’s relief work for Haiyan victims. Let’s continue to lift the Filipino nation through 

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‘Rise Again’ benefit show for Haiyan survivors

IN the days immediately after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, several Filipino-Canadian organizations sprung into action calling upon its members to assemble and arrange fundraising events. The response from the community was swift given the urgency of the situation. One group, headed by Ruby (Jeng) and Eugene Guiyab of JMG Infinity Entertainment, gathered to come 

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triOS Campus Directors pose with a disaster relief cheque for $4,884.50.

triOS College raises $5K for Haiyan disaster relief

TORONTO–Two months after one of the strongest typhoons tore through the Philippines, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare  raises close to $5,000.00 to support the ongoing relief efforts.  The college raised funds through local, on campus fundraising and gave the proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross and to the hometown of a triOS College staff member. 

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Roland Chan, Roland Chan Jr., Paul Grimes

Liland Insurance Awards Night

January 11, 2014 — Spirale Banquet Hall, Scarboroug

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HEALTH: Preventing Text Neck

By Dr. George I. Traitses Americans sent 110 billion text messages in December 2008, according to the Census Bureau. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. 

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The next frontier in sprawl may be on the high seas, where the proliferation of fishing, shipping, tourism, resource extraction, energy development, military exercises and other human activity has begun to call into question just how vast our oceans really are. Pictured: a fishing trawler on the high seas.
PHOTO: Jon Anderson/Flickr

EARTHTALK: Ocean Sprawl

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard the term “ocean sprawl,” which was a new one on me. We all know “sprawl” as it manifests itself above sea level. But in the oceans? Can you enlighten?– Bill Chadwick, Nantucket, MA We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl”—the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas 

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Though natural gas emissions are still far to high for the fuel to be considered a global warming solution, lower overall CO2 emissions over the past 20 years are in large part due to the swapping out of coal at power plants and industrial facilities across the country for cleaner-burning and now more abundant natural gas.  
PHOTO: Portland General Electric

EARTHTALK: Cheaper natural gas lowering carbon dioxide emissions

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: How can it be that carbon dioxide emissions are the lowest they have been in the United States in 20 years despite the fact that we have no binding federal legislation limiting them?- Jason Johnson, Port Chester, NY Carbon dioxide emissions are indeed lower than at any time since 1994, according to 

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Promoting local products and livelihood through fashion

  By Rachelle Cruz TORONTO–His work is marked by the perfect blend of haute couture and culture, precisely fitting for his upcoming fashion show this Saturday, Jan. 18.   This meticulous, hands-on, passionate designer will have more than 60 pieces, featuring couture gowns using organic and indigenous materials such as twigs, “dalet” or barks and seeds; 

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