A landmark work of fiction about one of Canada’s biggest immigrant communities is off the press. Stumbling Through Paradise: A Feast of Mercy for Manuel del Mundo is the debut novel of Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell, a former urban planner who has worked with skilled newcomers in the country.
Jason Pinsoy is a fireman in Panglao, a municipality in the province of Bohol in the Philippines. He can't stop thanking Canadians for the 2015 donation of two firetrucks from Rotarians of Langley, B.C.
For two weeks in February 2016, 1,500 indigent Filipinos in and around Lipa City in the Philippine province of Batangas received free medical treatment from 100 Canadian, American, and Filipino volunteer health professionals.
The oil-producing province of Alberta is reeling from the effects of low prices for its natural resource. In 2015, Alberta lost 58,000 jobs. By the end of that year, the province’s unemployment rate rose to seven percent.