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Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association Congratulates Premier-designate, Kathleen Wynne

Toronto, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ -
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) is pleased to congratulate Kathleen Wynne as the new leader of the Liberal Party and the next Premier of Ontario.


Historic New Immigration Program to Attract Job Creators to Canada

Minister Kenney Announces New Start-Up Visa, First of its Kind in the World

Toronto, January 24, 2013 — Canada will launch a brand new program on April 1 to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.


Cardinal Collins launches ‘bold vision’ for Toronto
Written by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register | Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:08

Toronto - Cardinal Thomas Collins has launched a pastoral plan for the archdiocese of Toronto that proposes creation of a “Cathedral Block” to transform St. Michael’s Cathedral and surrounding area into a place of pilgrimage as the centrepiece in a relentless campaign of evangelization to “win the world for Christ.”


Pastoral plan demands more of everyone
Written by Michael Swan,
The Catholic Register | Sunday, 27 January 2013 11:12

Toronto’s Bishop William McGrattan says the archdiocese’s new pastoral plan is ambitious, but one that will allow parishioners to live a more Christian life. - Photo by Michael Swan

Archdiocese of Toronto’s new plan a ‘spiritual reality’

Toronto - The archdiocese of Toronto’s new pastoral plan isn’t so much about what Toronto Catholics will do as it is about who they are.

“I was quite delighted to see in the pastoral plan that it is founded in the life of prayer,” said the Congregation of St. Joseph’s Sr. Mary Rowell. “Our life of prayer — communally and personal, but particularly communally in the Eucharist — is foundational to our Christian faith. It’s foundational to taking that relationship (with Christ) and making it real.”


Renewing your temporary resident visa from within Canada
By Steven Meurrens

One of the most common misunderstandings that people have about Canada’s immigration system is confusing the function of visas and permits. The distinction can have significant consequences for those who leave Canada while possessing an expired visa, but a valid permit.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


Benedict XVI's message for World Communications Day
Date: 2013-01-24

January 24, 2013. ( Benedict XVI published on Thursday his message for the World Communications Day. Under the title “Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization,” the Pope reflected on the importance of being inclusive and truthful within social networks. “At times the gentle voice of reason can be overwhelmed by the din of excessive information,” he said. “And it fails to attract attention which is given instead to those who express themselves in a more persuasive manner.”

People Places and Things

Book Release Written in Stone - Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features
by Cristina Osswald | Released on January 29, 2013

This book addresses itself to the permanent artistic features of the Jesuit buildings in Goa, namely, their architecture, painting, sculpture, and woodcarving. It also takes note of the number and kinds of buildings, their chronological evolution (periods of foundation, repair, enlargement and decoration), their benefactors or patrons, artists, materials and models, as well as the artistic and cultural influences that shape and inform these buildings. Among the buildings it studies are the Colégio de S. PauloVelho (1541-1578), the male and female catechumenates(1550s), the hospital for the indigenous (1551), the Noviciate (1556-1664), the Orphanage (1558), the first church of S. Paulo Velho (1541-1560), the second church of S. Paulo Velho (1560-1572), the Professed House (1586-c.1597), the Bom Jesus (1594-1605), the Colégio de S. Paulo Novo (1610-1620), the Colégio doEspírito Santo in Salcete, the Colégio de Santo Inácio in Rachol (1606-09), small settlements (residences) in Salcete, and the recreation site at Santana. The book looks at Catholic art in Goa, the Jesuit conception of art, and other themes. It has alisting of Jesuit artists who worked in Goa from 1542-1655, and a very detailed bibliography of both manuscript and published sources.


Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni Memorial Mass, Goa Chapter, January 26, 2013
by Joan DoRosario

Bom Jesus Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Old Goa, was the scene of the first Alumni Memorial Mass to be held in Goa, rounding of a triad of International Memorial Masses, the first two of which were held in Canada and the UK. Bom Jesus Basilica is an historical monument which houses the mortal remains of Goa’s patron, St. Francis Xavier, and draws hundreds of sightseers and worshipers from around the globe. The Basilica is open daily to tourists who traipse through this sacred venue snapping pictures and marveling at the architecture and paying homage at the site of the gold-encrusted resting place of St. Francis Xavier. Today however, to ensure that the dignity of our Mass be preserved, Fr. Savio Baretto, Rector of the Basilica closed the Church to the public for the duration of the Mass. Only the niche altar area where the casket of St. Francis lay was opened to the public for veneration.


Red tape costs Canadian small businesses significantly more than U.S. counterparts

Groundbreaking study kicks off Red Tape Awareness WeekTM

Toronto, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Most businesses in Canada pay more per employee than their counterparts in the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements, according to a report issued by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB). The report, launched to kick off Canada's 4th annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, updates the total cost of regulation to Canadian businesses, and provides a first-ever direct comparison of these costs to those faced by U.S. businesses. The U.S. comparison was sponsored by KPMG Enterprise™.


Most of Canadian Retailers are ready for Penny Phase-Out

Toronto, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The majority of Canada's retail businesses are prepared for the disappearance of the penny and intend to use the federal government's proposed rounding guidelines when it begins, according to a survey of small, mid and large retailers by Retail Council of Canada (RCC).


U.S. coasts highly vulnerable to effects of climate change: report 2013-01-29

Washington, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- All U.S. coasts are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as sea-level rise, erosion storms and flooding, according to a new report released Monday.

News Clips from Goa

'Special status to Goa will help preserve biodiversity'
TNN Jan 25, 2013,

Panaji: Declaring special status for Goa will help towards preserving biodiversity of the state as well as keep check on rapid development activity, environment minister Alina Saldanha said on Thursday, speaking at a biodiversity programme organized in Panaji.

Save ‘Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK)’ Front
From: | Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013

The well known Konknni institution Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK) was founded by the Jesuits of Goa-Poona Province on 26th January 1980 and registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in March 1982 with Registration Number 23/Goa/82. Out of the ten Jesuits who had signed the Memorandum of Association only five are alive today, namely, Fr. Vasco do Rego, S.J., Fr. Pratap Naik, S.J., Fr. Leslie Francis, S.J., Fr. Braz Faleiro, S.J. and Dr. Teotonio de Souza.

SC notice to Centre, Goa on iron ores export
The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Goa government on a plea which alleged that the state government, in violation of its order, has allowed export of iron ores, purportedly extracted from Maharashtra. A three-judge bench ...

Sell Sesa Goa: Rajesh Agarwal

Agarwal told CNBC-TV18, “I do not think there are any hopes in Sesa Goa in the near future as such. If you look at the operations the operations are almost Nil. First half the mining operations have dropped by around 32 percent and even now it is ...

Former Goa CM, cabinet minister involved in mining scam: Parrikar
Deccan Herald

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said that a former Congress chief minister and a cabinet minister were involved in illegal mining in the state and would soon be penalised . "All Congress leaders from (former chief minister) Digambar (Kamat ...


Sea Bulk Transshipper (SBT) Goan Pride, India

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The Goan Pride Transshipper, herein referred to as the SBT, is designed to handle iron ore in the form of ‘lumps’ and ‘siliceous fines’, with bulk densities ranging between 1.6 and 2.2 tonnes / cubic metre and a maximum lump size of 125 mm. Material moisture content range is between 6 and 13%.

India Bike Week 2013 in Goa
January 17, 2013, 16:56

For all the bike lovers in India, get ready for a grand biking festival in Goa on Feb 2nd and 3rd. This is first of its kind in India, the largest show which includes bike, bikers and music. This festival will include 26 Live Bands & DJ’s, 3 Concert Stages, 100+ amazing Bikes, 16 Cage Fighters, the Cigar & Whiskey Club & Howling Dog Bar, Biker Build Off, Flea Markets, 2 Race Tracks, Stunt Zones and the Vintage Bike Concours. 8,000 Bike & Festival.

News Clips from India

From January 14th to February 23rd, 2013, an estimated 100 million Hindus are expected attend the Maha Kumbh Mela.

The Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Mela alternates between Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The one celebrated at the Holy Sangam in Allahabad is the largest and holiest of them.

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Republic Day celebrated with pomp and hope

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) With millions taking part, India celebrated its 64th Republic Day Saturday with pomp and pride, with people in a few areas defying rebel groups to join official flag hoisting functions.

Men, women and children participated enthusiastically in numerous events across the length and breadth of the world's most populous democracy which was declared a Republic on this day in 1950. It was the first Republic Day for President Pranab Mukherjee, and the chief guest at the main event in the capital was King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk of Bhutan, India's closest neighbour. In New Delhi, there was a perfect blend of indigenous military hardware and rich cultural diversity as the country showcased its military strides as well as its roots with the past.


Goan migration to a forgotten region
Published on: January 19, 2013 - 23:54

This is a story of de Souzas, Lopeses, D’Souzas, Menezeses, Farias and Reises, among others. In a word, it’s a Goan story set in a distant land, once a part of India and Bombay Presidency, but today a foreign country.


Tessie Mascarenhas
Born: 24-01-1927 Died: 23-01-2013

Wife of (late) Constantino Cirillo Mascarenhas. Mother/Grandmother/Great-grandmother of late Freddy/Fernanda,Alan; Joanna/James, Laura, Jesse;Carla Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes/Shaun, Aidan; Christopher; Douglas; Matthew Hector/Loretta, Andrew; Amanda; Annalise; Adam Albert/Patsy, Lorraine; Daniel/Catherine; Sandra Francis/Louise, Charlotte Michael Sister of Rufino/Lira Cordeiro, Annie/(late)Augustine D'Lima and Winnie/(late)Ignatius Mascarenhas.

Funeral arrangements: Mae de Deus Church, Saligao, 2nd February 2013: 3.30 p.m viewing; 4.00 p.m. Mass followed by burial in church cemetery


A Fundraising Gala for te 2013 Formula North Competition
Message from CLR Association

To CLR Community/Well-wishers & Friends,

A proud achievement of a young-adult of CLR community. looks forward to our support

Cathy D'Souza, a young adult within the Canadian-Goan community, and a CLRean is the Event Chair of one of Canada's biggest engineering student events - Formula North. Her passion is fuelled by the lessons she learnt as a student on the UofT Formula Racing Team, and by the fact that Canada lacked any platform for events of this type. She wished to shed awareness of the importance of practical engineering education and team work, and hence created a competitive platform for engineering students from all around the world to come learn and compete on Canadian soil.

Cathy together with her team is hosting a Fundraiser-Dinner+Dance event called 'Villeneuve' on Saturday February 23 at Payal Banquet Hall, Mississauga.

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Health & Wellness

When it comes to being sick, what makes you tick?

Radio segment featuring Dr. Jeff Habert, family physician, offering Common Sense for the Common Cold. 

Majority of Canadians cite not being able to get a good night's sleep as the most dreaded part of having a cold

Toronto, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - It might begin with just the slightest tickle in the back of your throat. You sneeze a few times and hope for the best - but before long your head is pounding, your eyes are red and puffy, you can't breathe through your nose and no amount of tissue can save you now.


Toronto and Calgary are Canada's most congested cities

National survey reveals Canadians with nasal congestion hit hardest in the bedroom and at work

Mississauga, ON, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A new survey reveals nearly two-thirds of Canadians surveyed (59 per cent) are experiencing nasal congestion attributed to a cold or the flu, and nasal congestion is also impacting their quality of sleep and contributing to absenteeism in the workplace. Fifteen per cent of Canadians surveyed report missing work due to the impact of night time nasal congestion on their sleep. The survey, commissioned in December 2012 by Breathe Right Nasal Strips®, provides some additional insight into the physical toll of coping with nasal congestion as reports of rising flu rates make headlines across the country. According to the national survey, the most congested cities in Canada are:


Hot jobs (and not-so-hot jobs) in Canada
By Kevin Press, | December 5, 2012

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Nearly a third of Canadian businesses say they’re having difficulty finding workers with the skills they need. According to a new report by CIBC World Markets, that’s double the percentage that said the same in 2010.


Hot trend in the funeral business
CNBCBy Tyler Mathisen | CNBC – Tue, 22 Jan, 2013

OK, forgive me. I know that headline was sort of cheesy. But when you've spent the past few months working on a documentary on the business of death, you go for the cheap laugh whenever you can.


Help to prevent slips, trips and falls

Ottawa, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Significant snow falls and bone-chilling temperatures following thaws have created slippery driveways, stairs and walkways, increasing the risks of injuries for everyone. Canada Post is asking home and business owners to help keep everyone safe, including delivery employees, by clearing snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall.

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