Liberals ignoring child care crisis: NDP

TORONTO–NDP Education critic Peter Tabuns says that the costs of childcare in Ontario are exorbitant and the Liberals need to make affordable licensed childcare a priority. “It’s outrageous that families in Toronto, London, Windsor, Brampton, and Mississauga all face childcare fees equivalent to over a third of a woman’s income,” said Tabuns.  “Under the Liberals 

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Norman Bethune honoured with Toronto Legacy Plaque on 75th anniversary of his death

TORONTO–Renowned surgeon, teacher, inventor, author, and political activist Norman Bethune was celebrated Wednesday (Nov. 12) with the installation of a Toronto Legacy Plaque on the 75th anniversary of his death (Nov. 12, 1939). Born in Gravenhurst, Ontario in 1890, Bethune achieved fame for his advances in surgery, inventing or redesigning surgical instruments, and publishing scientific 

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MFFC marks 25th year

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians celebrated its Silver Anniversary Gala in fashion at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall. The evening was filled with awards, photo-ops, lively music, delicious food, fine performances, door prizes and lots of dancing! Emcees Karen Tan and Aaron James Abanador guided the night celebration expertly. The program commenced with the 

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Gawad Kalinga held a news conference on the update of their rebuilding efforts

One year after typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas Region. Executive Luis Oquinena (based in the Philippines) did the slide and video presentation. The event was held at Glenview Presbeyterian Church on Nov. 15, 2014. Pidoy Pacis and Francis Rementilla were instrumental in gathering funds for the rebuilding project.

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Mikey Bustos

Mickey Bustos Concert Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Mickey Bustos held a concert at Prestige Disco Club on Nov. 1, 2014; immediately after the concert, the Halloween Custom Competition was held.

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8th Annual FilCan teachers confab held in Toronto

Meeting meaningfully its mission and mandate to engage and assist productively Filipino Canadian  practicing and prospective teachers in Ontario schools in respect of their professional development and certification, the Philippine Teachers Association of Canada ( PTAC) held its 8th Annual Teachers Conference on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) at The Finch-Bathurst Community Hub, #540 Finch Avenue 

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OBITUARY: German C. Esguerra Jr.

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10 Simple Things You Can Do To Fight Alzheimer’s

“The idea that Alzheimer’s is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the greatest misconception about the disease,” saysGary Small, M.D., director of  the UCLA Center on Aging. Researchers now know that Alzheimer’s, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, nutrition, 

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How cookies and drinks stack up

By Dr. George I. Traitses Tempted to reach for a “healthy” bottle of 100% fruit juice when thirst calls? How about a refreshing green tea or bottled fruit smoothie found in many health food stores? Beware of obscene sugar content.  With dietary sugar now considered a major public health concern, it’s instructive to take a 

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Zinc-up to fight the blues

Brain cells that govern emotion are rich with zinc; the more they have, the healthier they are. In a 12-week study, participants who took 25 mg a day of zinc reported feeling happier. If you’re feeling blue, consider a zinc supplement, or dig in to a plate of fresh oysters. Three ounces provide a 52-mg 

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