Monthly Archives

December 2016

Black Sheep in the System

You know you’re in Canada when… you have to get used to kitchen mechanics and amateur hour. My family and I come from Germany, a country with a very rigid structure for occupations and rules for just about any profession you can imagine.…

Immigration: Changing Your Route

By Pankaj Tripathi Every adventurer to this land, down from Jacques Cartier in 1536 to you – has experienced doubt. “This isn't turning out as I expected it to.” “Should I have come?” “Is it all worth it?” Do those doubts and fears have a…

Cancer Screening Easy And Essential

“Cancer” is a scary word. When I was a child, my parents never said it out loud. They whispered it behind a hand, or said “the C-word”, as if this superstition would somehow protect us. Superstition is understandable, but it doesn’t save…

Life: A Balancing Act

My nightmare begins with me walking on a tightrope. In my hands, I carry a bar – the kind that most typical tight rope circus performers carry. I wobble as I walk along, and the whole time I struggle to walk. I can feel myself falling over…

Law: On Dogs, Laws and By-Laws

When Charlotte Isadora Ginger-Snap stops abruptly in the middle of their early morning run, Denise Gordon instantly pulls out a plastic bag. Although she describes her two year old German shepherd as an unusual pet with remarkable bladder…

Job-Hunting: First Telephone Interview

A telephone job interview is offered because the employer has decided that you have met the basic job requirements for the position they need to fill. Today, national and international employers place a great deal of emphasis on telephone…

Canadian Ethnic Media Awards

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) annually recognizes and celebrates excellence in ethnic media. This Saturday's event marks CEMA's 33rd Annual Awards Gala, and the first to be held at Harbourfront's Enwave Theatre.