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Pulled up by the bootstraps he made himself A story of perseverance and adventure

BETTYANN DOLATA

Gino is a wonderful friend who is passionate about travel, dancing, his family, and friends.

Gioachinno Gugliotta was born on Jan. 4, 1943 in Sicily. His hometown is Ficarazzi, Palermo. As a young boy, Gino would walk to his first job as a waiter in a prestigious restaurant on the beach. Continue reading Pulled up by the bootstraps he made himself A story of perseverance and adventure

Council discusses the Coliseum site’s fate Options are limited when re-developing the site

CADENCE BERGMAN

The debate over the Coliseum site’s future is ongoing, but the city’s executive committee supported Mayor Don Iveson’s motion to confirm the closure of the Coliseum. City council will vote on the motion on Feb. 27.

On Feb. 22, city administration presented a report about re-developing the site. Estimates for demolition costs are $15-20 million, and the yearly cost of maintaining the empty building is $1.5 million. Having the site sit empty is not ideal, but there are problems with immediately taking it to the market. Continue reading Council discusses the Coliseum site’s fate Options are limited when re-developing the site

Decorating affordably for the holidays Great tips to make your home look fantastic

KEVIN WONG & STEVEN TOWNSEND

For many people, the holiday season can put a strain on the old budget. So, if like us, you want to keep costs down and still have your home looking fabulous for when guests arrive, here are a few tips. Continue reading Decorating affordably for the holidays Great tips to make your home look fantastic

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin Use the seeds or puree for all kinds of recipes

RCP CONTRIBUTOR COLLABORATION

It’s autumn, the season for Halloween, and by extension carving jack ‘o lanterns and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. But pumpkins are more than a mere decoration or seasonal latte; they are chock full of nutrients like potassium and vitamin C and make a great addition to many meals. Continue reading ‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin Use the seeds or puree for all kinds of recipes

Taking in the variety of local public art Neighbourhood art inspires conversations and feelings

In our neighbourhoods, we have a variety of city-funded public art as well as neighbourhood art. People have strong feelings about this kind of art in their community, but whether you love it, hate it, or feel ambivalent about it, public and neighbourhood art makes a community stand out and inspires conversation. Continue reading Taking in the variety of local public art Neighbourhood art inspires conversations and feelings

Education gives more than just knowledge One student’s story about lessons she’s learned

“You were not created to live an average life. You were created to be a history maker.” – Unknown author

Sitting in the airplane coming to Canada, I meditated on this spiritual quote. I was 19 years old, a sponsored immigrant from Rwanda, and I didn’t speak English.

As a young African woman, I have a great desire to share my life experience with many people and use all my abilities to make a positive impact. As a Tutsi genocide survivor in Rwanda who is overcoming the tragedy of my past, I have a lot to share. Continue reading Education gives more than just knowledge One student’s story about lessons she’s learned