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Canada 2011 Census Trends
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/05/09/canadas_flawed_national...
Excerpt from Toronto Star Columnist Haroon Siddiqui


More than half our immigrants still come from Asia — the Philippines, China and India

Here are some broad trends worth knowing.
  • A fifth of us, 20.6 per cent, are foreign-born — the highest among G8 nations. In the U.S., the figure is 12.9 per cent and in Britain, 11.5 per cent. Only Australia surpasses us, at 26.8 per cent.

 

Canada - 2011 National Household Survey: Immigration, place of birth, citizenship, ethnic origin, visible minorities, language and religion
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130508/dq130508b-eng.htm  

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New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that Canada was home to about 6,775,800 foreign-born individuals in 2011. They represented 20.6% of the total population, compared with 19.8% in the 2006 Census. The country's immigrant population, the ethnic backgrounds of its people, its visible minority population, and its linguistic and religious diversity showed that Canada is an ethnocultural mosaic. A detailed analysis is available in the report Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada.

Immigration
In 2011, many of the 6.8 million foreign-born individuals have lived in Canada for many years, while others were relatively new to the country.

 

Increasing Number Of Families Reunited In 2012
From: CIC-Info (CIC-Info@cic.gc.ca)

Ottawa, May 7, 2013 – In 2012, there was a 15 percent increase in immigration under the family class, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

 

Canada should build skilled workforce from within, not rely on Temporary Foreign Workers

Calgary, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks. A report published today by The School of Public Policy examines the effect of the program on the supply and demand of domestic labour. Author Kevin McQuillan finds that there is no general labour shortage here in Canada that would warrant a reliance on foreign workers. Instead, he argues that Canada needs to scale back the TFWP and build a skilled workforce from within.

 

Canadian immigration announces eligible occupations for new skilled worker program
http://www.workpermit.com/news/2013-04-20/canadian-immigration-announces-eligible...
20 April 2013


The Canadian government's main skilled immigration programme, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), will re-open on May 4th 2013. It was closed down temporarily by Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney in June 2012. At the time, Mr Kenney said he would reform the system and re-open it in January 2013. He later announced that this date would be delayed until May 2013.

 

Commonwealth meet in Sri Lanka 'accommodates evil', Canada says
Canadian foreign minister John Baird

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Commonwealth-meet-in-Sri-Lanka...
AFP | Apr 28, 2013, 05.36 PM IST
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London: Canadian foreign minister John Baird has condemned the decision to allow Sri Lanka to host the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in November as "accommodating evil".


Commentary

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

 

Reforming the Vatican is like nailing jelly to a wall
http://www.ucanindia.in/news/reforming-the-vatican-is-like-nailing-jelly-to-a-...
Posted on April 30, 2013, 2:43 PM | By Fr William Grimm MM


Is it optimistic to think it might actually happen this time?

Tokyo: Among moves we can expect to see under Pope Francis will be an attempt to reform the Vatican Curia. The pope has appointed eight cardinals from around the world to advise him in making that reform happen.

Solutions to careerism, corruption and abuse of power in the Curia were sought at least as early as the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century. As Vatileaks and much current experience make clear, we are still searching in the twenty-first century. A half-millennium of attempts to reform the central administration of the Catholic Church has not succeeded. Hopes that the Operations Octet will perform better against entrenched special interests than others have in the past are probably excessively optimistic.

 

Shining India? Or Whining India?
Perspective section of http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com
3 May 2013  | Rajinder puri


Some years ago there was considerable talk about the emergence of a Shining India. What the nation has been reduced to instead is a Whining India. Nothing brings this out more painfully than the current reaction to the death of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan jail custody. There is national outrage. The details attending this tragic event are too fresh in mind to bear repetition. New Delhi’s impotence and Islamabad’s callous contempt have inflamed public opinion. But can India only whine? Never mind the government, even Opposition leaders and media pundits have done little more than splutter in rage or bluster impotently. Critics demand strong action, the use of an iron hand, and so on. Not one politician or media channel spells out in clear terms what needs to be done to deal with Pakistan. Bluster without specified action amounts to whining.

 

Paul Martin accuses residential schools of 'cultural genocide'
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/04/26/truth-and-reconciliation...
CBC News | Posted: Apr 26, 2013 9:21 PM ET


'Call a spade a spade,' former prime minister says

Residential schools engaged in "cultural genocide," former prime minister Paul Martin said Friday at the hearings of the federal Truth And Reconciliation Commission, adding that aboriginal Canadians must now be offered the best educational system.

 

We can do something to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East
Letter published in the Catholic Herald (UK) May 10, 2013

SIR The persecution of Christians around the world, particularly in the Middle East, seems to have taken on a new dimension recently with the kidnapping of the two Orthodox archbishops in Syria. Both these men were on a mercy mission, trying to arrange for the release of two priests who had been kidnapped earlier this year.


People Places and Things

Goan Nun at the Vatican

Sr. Lucy Britto - FIRST GOAN NUN to have this prestigious...s post of serving AT THE SECRETARIAT OF THE VATICAN under THREE POPES -Blessed John Paul II (1978-2005) , Benedict XVI (2005-2013) And Francis (2013—)

Sr. Lucy was born in Veroda (Ganton) Cuncolim, Goa and did her schooling in Maria Bambina Convent, Cuncolim. She later joined the same convent Order (Sisters of Charity) and proceeded to Dharwad where she took her vows. She then went on to Hyderabad for further studies and was later sent to France. She has M.Phil in her academics and several other courses. She was a lecturer in French at St. Francis College, Hyderabad. She can speak fluent French, Italian and hence she does translation jobs at the Vatican. Perhaps her vast knowledge has rewarded her to work for the SECRETARIAT OF THE STATE - THE VATICAN - a FIRST for an INDIAN NUN to have this prestigious post of serving the Vatican.

 
Toronto Saligaocars celebrate “FESTA MAE DE DEUS ”, honouring their Patroness

Write-up by Vivien Fernandes (Former President of Toronto Saligao Association)
:
Click photos to Enlarge
Saligaocar's and their guests, over 370, celebrated the Saligao Feast on May 5, 2013, in Mississauga

 
FIELD HOCKEY STALWARTS REUNITE.
By Uvy Lopes

On Sunday May 5th, 2013 Mark, of "Bayleaf Restaurant" opened his new facility in Streetsville, Ontario with his field hockey patrons.

Click photos to Enlarge

Stan De Souza has to be congratulated for successfully organising this field hockey reunion of past players and umpires both male and female from such diverse countries of the World as India, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, U.K., Canada and Scotland were represented.

 
Montreal Diocese launches online blessing campaign
Date: 2013-04-27 09:00:00

April 27, 2013. (Romereports.com) The Catholic Church of Montreal in Canada has launched a campaign to offer their blessings to online users on their website.

 
German Catholics lose church rights for unpaid tax
BBC News Europe | 24 September 2012 Last updated at 07:31 ET

Germany's Roman Catholics are to be denied the right to Holy Communion or religious burial if they stop paying a special church tax.

 

Handbook, training help screen volunteers

Volunteer screening. During a news conference in Brampton Friday afternoon, Bramalea-Gore-Malton MP Bal Gosal joined members of the local volunteer community in promoting resources and training available to help community organizations screen potential volunteers. Photo by Roger Belgrave

During a news conference Friday afternoon, Brampton MP Bal Gosal joined members of the local volunteer community in promoting resources and training available to help community organizations screen potential volunteers.

 

BOOK EXTRACT -How Much Gold Does a Goan Need?
From: fredericknoronha@gmail.com | Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 06:54:29 +0530
Subject: [GOABOOKCLUB] Goanet (Fatima M Noronha)
To:
goa-book-club@googlegroups.com |By FATIMA M NORONHA


THE GUN, if that is what it was, was held to my third thoracic vertebra. I did not have the curiosity to look round into the gunman's face. He may have noticed my heirloom earrings swinging rhythmically as I walked briskly ahead of him, but he made no attempt to snatch them. His attention was elsewhere.

 

The Taste of Water: A Novel by Franky Dias
By Franky Dias | Published: Nov. 26, 2012 | Words: 68,257 (approximate) | Language: English | ISBN: 9781927023341

Short description
The Taste of Water weaves history, folklore, humour, irreverence and adventure on two continents in a sweeping story spanning three generations set against the backdrop of Indian mythology and Western philosophy.

Franky Dias Biography
Franky Dias grew up in a small village near Mangalore, India. At the age of twenty-one, he moved to Mumbai and worked as a bank officer. Later posted to Goa for five years, he wrote and produced a musical, then moved to Dubai where he worked in international  banking and wrote a column for the local newspaper. He is fluent in Konkani, Kannada, Tulu, Hindi and English.

 
It's the laptop of the future - and it's flexible
New prototype 'tablet' is paper thin and can be rolled up.

http://www.ucanindia.in/news/its-the-laptop-of-the-future--and-its-flexible/20892/daily
Posted on May 5, 2013, 4:03 PM


One of the many things I love about old media such as magazines and newspapers is their flexibility. You can roll ‘em up, stick em’ in your back pocket, bang ‘em around and even use ‘em to swat house flies.

New media tablets, on the other hand, require almost a custodial reverence when it comes to ownership. Cases and sleeves are a must for transport and safe keeping, lest it get scratched or shattered. And you can forget about rolling one up in your back pocket or swatting house flies. Unless you want gashes in your drywall.


News Clips from Goa

All Goa MLAs to visit Delhi over legal mining, special status
http://www.navhindtimes.in/goa-news/all-goa-mlas-visit-delhi-over-legal-mining...
Published on: May 3, 2013 - 02:16


Panaji: The state legislative assembly on the final day of its budget session unanimously passed a resolution demanding an appropriate financial package from the central government for mining affected people vis--vis closure of the mining industry in Goa.

 
BJP chief minister quotes Bible in Goa assembly
http://www.ucanindia.in/news/bjp-chief-minister-quotes-bible-in-goa-assembly/20822/daily
Posted on April 24, 2013, (Photo: Indiatvnews)


He explained a story from the Bible involving a woman accused of adultery and Jesus Christ.
 
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar quoted from the Bible to explain the delay behind the appointment of the state’s chief information commissioner (CIC). Parrikar was responding to a query raised by in the state assembly during the Zero Hour by Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Nilesh Cabral.

 
Church unhappy with ASI removing paintings

Panaji, May 5 (PTI) Authorities of a church located at Old Goa are miffed over Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) allegedly removing paintings without informing them while carrying out restoration work in the church premises. The paintings have apparently been taken away for restoration as Se Cathedral is getting ready for the decennial exposition of relics of St Francis Xavier, scheduled next year.
 
Goa dares to hope as India eases mining ban
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/7b1ad774-acb5-11e2-b27f-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html...
Financial Times

Designed to counter a spate of environmentally-destructive “illegal mining”, the moratorium has since crippled Goa's public finances, cut India's once-plentiful iron ore exports to virtually zero, and damaged the country's stuttering economy just as it ... Click here to read more

Mhadei tiger unique to Goa, claims expert
http://oheraldo.in/News/Main Page News/Mhadei-tiger-unique-to-Goa-claims-expert...
Herald Publications

The 'stripe matching' of the Goan tiger was authenticated by a top tiger expert, authorities said. Tiger stripes are unique, with each one like a fingerprint and identifies the stately animal. Dr K ...Click here to read more

Goa registers 82% in class XII results, SSC results by May 25
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-02/goa/38982527_1_pass-percentage...
Times of India

PANAJI: Of the 12,706 students that appeared for the class XII public exams of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, 10,542 cleared the examination when the results were declared on May 2, 2013 at 11am. Officials said that the ....Click here to read more

South Goa gets set for the monsoon
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-02/goa/38982511_1_margao-municipal...
Times of India

At the meeting, taluka mamlatdars were also asked to identify rescue shelters in their respective jurisdictions, to set up relief camps in case of a calamity. In Margao, the old railway station has been identified by the South Goa district ...Click here to read more
 
NRIs' land sales causing Goa real estate rush: Parrikar
http://india.nydailynews.com/business/9b728bd90ad21834ff973a038de55c62/nris-land...
New York Daily News

Panaji, April 26 — Ancestral land sold by Goan expatriates could have led to Goa's real estate rush, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Friday. Parrikar was speaking at a function in the state secretariat to launch the official website of the Goa ... Click here to read more

Goa: Two fishermen dead, 4 missing as trawler collides with ship - IBN Live
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/goa-two-fishermen-dead-4-missing-as-trawler-collides-with...
IBNLive

One of the crew members said that distress call could not be given out because the impact broke the trawler, which had left Cutbona fishing jetty in south Goa last night, into two. Krishna Shivpundi, a crew member, said the trawler was illuminated well ... . Click here to read more

60 Goa mines would be able to work once ban is lifted: CM - PTI
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/60-goa-mines-would-be-able-to-work-once...
The Goa government today said that atleast 60 out of the 90 mines could be operational in the state once the Supreme Court lifts ban on mining activity. . Click here to read more

Easy Goan veggie pulao | Hungry and Excited!
http://hungryandexcited.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/easy-goan-veggie-pulao/
Or how to make a pulao that takes no effort, and still looks and tastes delish. This one should really go into the Recipes for Slackers archive. egeedee couldn't .... Click here to read more
 
Goa to adopt new marketing strategies for tourism promotion
http://www.goablog.org/posts/goa-to-adopt-new-marketing-strategies.promotion...
Posted: 06 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

The Goa Tourism Department has adopted a new marketing strategy to the state nationally and internationally. Dilip Parulekar, Minister for Tourism, Woman & Child Development, Government of Goa, said at the recent Goa Assembly about the new methods of marketing used for promoting the state by his department. The Department will release advertisements in print and electronic media in India and abroad to market and promote Goa, according to a report by Bindiya Chari in The Times of India.

 
Goa asked to send proposal for tiger reserve
Posted: 06 May 2013 | Courtesy: BS

The union environment and forests ministry has asked the Goa government to send proposals to set up a tiger reserve at the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, parliament was told Monday.

The ministry has also asked the Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh governments to send similar proposals to start tiger reserves at Bor and Nagzira (Maharashtra), Suhelwa (UP) and Guru Ghasidas national park at Chhattisgarh, Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.


News Clips from India

Tightened UK visa rules reduce many to Skype parents
http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view...
4 May 2013 | lois kapila


Kolkata, 4 May: Mr Vishal Sharma carries hundreds of photos of his six-month-old daughter around with him on his phone. “When I see kids of the same age like hers then I think, yeah, she’s like that,” he said.

 
‘Church’s stand on Western Ghats unfortunate’
http://www.ucanindia.in/news/churchs-stand-on-western-ghats-unfortunate/20912/daily
Posted on May 6, 2013, 5:13 PM


The Church had last year issued a pastoral letter, calling for the rejection of the report.

Kochi: A member of the committee formed to prepare a report for the protection of Western Ghats has expressed dismay over the Kerala Church’s stand on the issue. V S Vijayan, the committee member, said that those who are supposed to allay apprehensions on the Gadgil Committee Report are spreading misunderstanding among the public on it.

 

South Africa Wedding Scandal- Gupta family apologises for courting controversy
5 May 2013 | Press Trust of India

Johannesburg, 5 May: A wealthy Indian family here has apologised to Indian and South African governments as well as to the public for triggering a huge scandal in their effort to host a “memorable” wedding for their daughter that led to the suspension of five senior officials and a probe.

 

Makeshift Schools Help Mumbai Slum Children Beat the Odds
http://www.voanews.com/articleprintview/1651916.html
by Aru Pande | April 30, 2013


The Indian government in recent years has made free primary education a right for all children. But millions remain outside the educational system. To reach some of the neediest students, one group is now taking classrooms to the streets of Mumbai.

 
India’s Popular Bollywood Film Industry Turns 100
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-popular-bollywood-film-industry-turns-one...

Anjana Pasricha | May 03, 2013

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (L) speaks with actresses Katrina Kaif (C) and Anushka Sharma during the inauguration ceremony of the 18th Kolkata International Film festival in Kolkata, November 10, 2012.

New Delhi — India’s hugely popular Hindi film industry known as Bollywood celebrates its 100th birthday Friday. With a loyal following not only in India, but several Asian countries, Bollywood is evolving from making extravagant, romantic films to more experimental cinema. But its primary mission remains entertainment for movie-mad Indians.

 

'Calling Mr Joe B Carvalho' a mad movie, says Geeta Basra
Mumbai IANS

Geeta Basra, who will soon be seen in comedy movie "Calling Mr Joe B Carvalho" with Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey, calls it a mad script

"It's a very funny film, full of madness. It is such a funny script, a laugh riot. You laugh simply by seeing Javed Jaffrey and Arshad Warsi on the sets," the 29-year-old said here at the unveiling of the Beauty & Salon magazine cover featuring her.


Obituary

 

+Anselm Joseph Xavier D'Souza
Tue May 14 12:00:00

11 May: Winnipeg, Canada: Anselm D’SOUZA (Born 1923; Ex Moira, Goa and Nairobi, Kenya), loving husband of Maria Servita D’Souza; father of Avril/Antimo, Alan/Cheryl, Arnold/Melanie, Alvito/Lola and Angelina/Sunny; grandfather to Claudette, Alex, Calvin, Tamara, Michelle, Daniel, Talia, Alanna, Anya and Sivan and great grandfather to Sylas, Nathan, Kailey, Ty and Tommy.  Viewing....  Read more

 

+ Angela Ribeiro
Sat May 25 12:00:00

10 May: Toronto. ANGELA RIBEIRO (ex Nairobi). Passed away after a long illness. Daughter of the late Dr. Rozendo Ribeiro and Margarida Ribeiro. Preceded in death by her husband Dr. Manuel Ribeiro, sons, Dr. Gerry Ribeiro and Hubert Ribeiro de Santana. Survived by son Olaf and his wife Nancy Ribeiro of Seattle and Teresa and her husband Oscar Quadros of Phoenix. Six grandchildren and 5 great-gra....  Read more

 

+Angelo Viera LOPES
Sat May 11 10:11:55

LOPES, Angelo Viera - Passed away peacefully in Goa, India, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the age of 79. Loving brother to Ilda (late Joe) Vaz, Socorrinho (Melita), Oscar (Alice), Cris (Tony) Antao, Estrela (Tino) Collaco. Predeceased by his brother, Rev. Fr. Conradino. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Otilia (John), Ron (Janet), Ian (Sonia), Maria Goretti (Gabriel), Savio (Gillian)....  Read more

 

Announcements

Goa Sudharop YOU and EYE Project in Goa

On December 23, 2012, the "You and Eye" project conducted it’s first eye clinic for in Valpoi, Goa, see the video at this link http://youandeyeproject.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/we-need-your-help/

The program successfully tested, diagnosed and fitted over 400 needy people of all ages with prescription glasses. The gratitude expressed by the recipients was overwhelming and we are grateful to the hardworking Goa Sudharop supporters and youth volunteers and organizations that made this all possible.

 
Goans still have to get OCI cards via FRRO Mumbai
Source: Goanet News (news.goanet@gmail.com)

The Government of India had delegated powers to FRRO Goa for granting / issuing OCI card status to eligible foreign citizens of Indian origin residing within the jurisdiction of Goa.

However, for various reasons, including the need to provide office premises, basic infrastructure and trained manpower support, the Bureau of Immigration has not been able to implement the OCI Scheme in Goa w.e.f. 01/04/2013.


Events

Events for 2013

Date

Organization

Event

Links

Saturday,
June 15, 2013
at 2.30 p.m
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Goan Cultural Art Tiatr "JIT" Click for Flyer
Saturday,
July 20, 2013 
Goan Overseas Association GOA Summer Games Click for Flyer
Sunday,
July 28, 2013
Parra Association -Toronto 40th Celebration of
Feast of St. Anne
Click for Flyer
Sunday,
August 25, 2013

Martyrs Shrine
Midland, Ont.

Annual Goan
Pilgrimage

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Health & Wellness

Career Builder and EMSI Release Fastest-Growing Temporary Jobs in Canada

Toronto, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ -
Are you looking for a temporary position? Are you just looking for a short-term summer job? Career Builder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International have released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate, in a variety of industries.

 

IBC's Top 10 Guide to help you get better prepared for emergencies

Toronto, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - It's Emergency Preparedness Week and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) wants to help Canadians better prepare for severe weather and other potential emergencies to protect their families, homes and businesses.

 

Hospital last place most want to die, but almost half of cancer patients do ...
http://www.canada.com/health/Hospital+last+place+most+want+almost+half+cancer...
Canada.com

The study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that about 45 per cent of Canadian cancer patients died in hospital in 2011-2012, although rates varied among provinces. About two-thirds of cancer deaths in Manitoba and New Brunswick ... Click here to read more

Canada's diabetes strategy poorly managed, says auditor general
http://www.vancouversun.com/Health/Empowered-Health/Canada+diabetes...
Vancouver Sun

OTTAWA — Despite millions poured into reducing a growing health crisis, Canada's national diabetes strategy is so unco-ordinated, fragmented and weak that the lead federal agency has no idea whether the program is helping people living with diabetes ...Click here to read more

Canada Announce New Funding towards African Health Innovations
http://www.africasciencenews.org/en/index.php?option=com...
Africa Science News Service

According to a statement, forty projects in seven African countries will benefit from the $10.9million Canadian seed funding to help advance innovations in remote diagnostics and monitoring, health protection alongside drugs and vaccine development in ...Click here to read more

Canada Doctors Reap ROI From EHRs
http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/electronic-medical-records/canada...
InformationWeek

Canada, which began subsidizing electronic health records (EHRs) systems for its physicians a few years before the U.S. did, is starting to see financial benefits from the use of EHRs, according to a new report. Canada Health Infoway, the nonprofit ...Click here to read more

Researchers taking the salt out of Canadian sandwiches
http://globalnews.ca/news/519684/researchers-taking-the-salt-out-of-canadian...
globalnews.ca


According to a 2010 report by Health Canada, bread and baked goods are the largest sources of salt Canada's diet and processed meats are a close second. By 2016, Health Canada wants the average Canadian's sodium intake reduced to 2300 mg per day...Click here to read more

 

Picking your nose and eating it may be good for you
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/04/25/sk-picking-your-nose...
CBC News | Posted: Apr 25, 2013 4:38 PM CST

 
University of Saskatchewan biochemistry professor ready to start a study

Despite everything you may have heard from your mom, picking your nose and eating what you find may have some health benefits, according to a biochemistry professor at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.


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