Sunday, February 26, 2017

Letter from Germany 10 – Integration

by Christl Stephanblome Refugees are still coming, risking their lives  by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. With them come their dreams and hopes: education, work, security,...

Letter from Germany 9 – Germany adjusts to the huge influx of immigrants

by Christl Stephanblome Slowly the country comes to its senses and quietens down.After half a year routine is established. Helpful is the fact that the...

Letter from Germany 8 – Visit to an emergency accommodation

  by Christl Stephanblome It is difficult to extract information from the newspapers because news is scarce. One of the newest news is that up to now...

The Ottawa Citizen profiles Almonte’s Gord Pike

On November 16 the Ottawa Citizen published a profile of Almonte's Gord Pike. Mr. Pike, a local entrepreneur, has had a varied and very successful...

Letter from Germany – part 7- Freedom and Security

  by Christl Stephanblome     A story It's a boy, the first refugee baby in Leichlingen near Cologne. During the birth an aunt of the young father, who lives...

Letter from Germany- Part 6 – Human destiny

by Christl Stephanblome In writing about the background of the refugee crisis, I will try to give an  impression of the speech of Navid Kermani, journalist,...

Apple Day in Almonte

by Noreen Young It was  a beautiful autumn day in Almonte last Saturday and if you followed the tangy scent of apple pies baking...

Letter from Germany – Part 5 – We can do it!!

by Christl Stephanblome "We can do it!" (Chancellor Merkel) The atmosphere is changing. The Republic realizes finally, what she is up to.  The stream of refugees doesn't...

Letter from Germany – Part 4- Unity

by Christl Stephanblome3.October 2015. The day of unity was celebrated, a day, to remember the way we went with this goal:Unity. It has been a...

Letter from Germany Part 3 – The problem of unaccompanied underage refugees

 by Christl Stephanblome According to the newspapers it is to talk about the children and youngsters, not only about those who came with their parents...

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