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June 2017

Buying a Family Car

Are you ready to buy your first car in Canada? It’s one of your most exciting endeavours as a newcomer. If you’re planning on a new car rather than a used one, financing or leasing are your choices. Unless you’re a business owner and…

Attractions of Eastern Ontario

Canada’s Eastern-most tourist destinations are places you can only reach by air or water. Newfoundland was settled by the Viking explorer, Leif Ericsson, in 1000 A.D. If you fly to Newfoundland, you can have an amazing vacation without ever…

Cars: In the Driver’s Seat

“Caveat Emptor” is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”. Never is that more relevant than when you are talking about buying, insuring and licensing a car. In Canada, the auto industry is a complicated one. You can buy a new car, buy a used car,…

Holy Hockey!

by William Bedford When Paul Henderson scored the winning goal in the first Canada-Russia hockey series, the whole country went on a high the like of which no drug could induce. Only a hockey game, it seems, can get Canadians en mass to…

Editorial

As the world turns, every day brings change. For Canadian Newcomer, the biggest change of all took place in mid-December 2010, when Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) sent us a letter notifying us that they would no longer be funding…

Furnishing Your Home

By Gilda Spitz A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home – Chinese proverb Whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s often a difficult task to “make a home” if you don’t know where to find the furniture you want,…

Festivals: Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth 2008, 15th celebration of Greek cuisine in Toronto, looked more like a celebration of umbrellas than food. The rain, a frequent visitor this summer, made the starts of the show —souvlakis, sosaties and brochettes—…