Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne (center) is presented a plaque of appreciation by Maria Voutsinas, VP Public Relations (Awards Committee) of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, and Thomas Saras, president  and CEO of NEPMCC at the Canada Day celebration at the Cypriot Community Centre

NEPMCC Canada Day event on June 28

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Proper food combining — – key to optimal nutrition

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Digestion is the beginning and the end of health and sickness alike.  How well we are able to digest food will predetermine how well we are able to absorb and assimilate the nutrients that our body requires to function. I tell my clients to think of 

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GOLDEN GIRL Lalaine Silverio Balatbat (seventh from left back row) enjoys a special surprise when three generations of women in the Garcia family -- cousins, mom and aunts, nieces - treated her to some pampering and refreshments at Eva Salon and Spa, one Saturday after her June 19th 50th birthday, where they all joined in the experience.

Golden Girl Lalaine Silverio Balatbat’s Birthday Celebration with Family

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Joyce Paulina Corpuz’s family marked her birthday on a rainy weekend in June in their Scarborough home. Dozens of friends and family members and relatives dropped by to greet her and share a sumptuous dinner. From left: Husband Ben, Paulina, children Belinda, Benson and Isabella.

Joyce Paulina Corpuz’s 50th Birthday Celebration

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From left: TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan, HR Superintendent Gary Poole, HR Senior Manager Bessie Gruppuso and PTAC President Tony A. San Juan, posed after the TCDSB Hiring Consultation Forum at the Catholic Education Centre, North York on June 25, 2013.

Internationally-trained educators hold hiring consultation session with TCDSB

In purposeful pursuit of placement and assignment as a Catholic teacher within a school board, 45 internationally-trained teachers have had a productive consultation meeting with senior officers of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) on June 25, 2013. The 2 and 1/2 hour event, conducted at the Board’s Catholic Education Centre on Sheppard Avenue, 

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Amber Papa, second child of Arnold and Mercy Papa celebrated her first birthday last June 22 at the Friends of Jesus Christ church at 181 Nugget.  In the photo, Pastor Teck Uy and his wife Myra with their granddaughter Ava Jonayon, Amber and her parents, Arnold and Mercy Papa, Amber’s brother Bruce and Aunt Gayle and Uncle Ogie Papa with their son Gary.

Other Community Round-UP

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Contrary to 
popular myth that most ocean 
pollution is oil spilled from ships, most of it is 
land-based litter. Pictured: Plastic litter on a beach, before clean-up.
PHOTO: Bo Eide, 
courtesy Flickr

EARTHTALK: The All One Ocean campaign

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What is the “All One Ocean” campaign?–Bill O’Neill, Los Angeles, CA All One Ocean is a non-profit campaign launched in 2010 by long-time author, activist and organizer Hallie Austen Iglehart with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic and other trash that ends up in the ocean where it compromises the 

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According to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School of 
Public Health, 
the onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase the infection rates of mosquito-borne diseases like 
malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus by creating more mosquito-friendly habitats.
PHOTO: U.S. Department of Agriculture

EARTHTALK: Mosquito-borne diseases on the uptick — thanks to global warming

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution?–Meg Ross, Lantana, FL If by pollution you mean greenhouse gas emissions, then definitely yes. According to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School of Public Health, the onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase 

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Mandela on armed struggle

By Satur C. Ocampo In homage to his physical resilience versus the logic of the inevitable, one wishes that Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, will hold on at least until his 95th birthday on July 18. It is a certainty that he’ll live forever – as an exemplar of moral and political leadership, 

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Imelda Fernandez Domingo (middle) with her husband and son

Growing frustration over family separation

Caregivers’ long wait for permanent residence By Dyan Ruiz A huge number of caregivers, 45,000 across Canada, are waiting for their permanent residence applications to be processed. Most are suffering from the angst of family separation as they wait longer and longer to be reunited with their children and spouse. Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and 

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