Transatlantic cultural exchange

January 19, 2015

SIZE isn’t everything and though Canada and Slovakia differ in both geographic scale and size of population, their cultures and lifestyles have more overlap that one might expect.

Canada: General facts

January 19, 2015

Political system: a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchyCapital: OttawaTotal area: 9,984,670 square kilometresPopulation: 35.7 millionOfficial languages: English, FrenchCurrency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Canadian Institutions in Slovakia

January 19, 2015

Embassy of Canada to Austria and SlovakiaAmbassador: Mark

Canadian companies active in Slovakia

January 19, 2015

-Colliers International, Group, Foods Limited, Machine & Stamping,

For Slovaks, Christmas still about family, poll shows

January 19, 2015

WHILE many lament the commercialisation of the Christmas season, a poll conducted by TNS Slovakia agency in November 2014 found a majority of Slovaks still perceive Christmas as a family holiday.

Animal shelters organised special holiday events

January 19, 2015

AS PART of efforts to encourage people to adopt a pet for the holidays, the Banská Bystrica quarantine station for animals organised a pre-Christmas taking out dogs on December 13.Visitors were encouraged to inspect the facility, take one of the dogs for a walk, but also get a Christmas punch, li

Bosák raised a million dollars for Slovaks, made it to a US banknote

January 19, 2015

US BANKER Michal Bosák, a native from the Šariš region of Slovakia, was once the richest Slovak in the United States, who supported his compatriots and his name appeared on a 10-dollar banknote.

Upper-Nitra Miners’ Association organised first festival, called šachtág

January 19, 2015

MINERS from the region of Upper Nitra in Slovakia on December 4, St Barbara’s Day, patron-saint of miners, organised their first šachtág, a funny feast hailing the old, as well as some new habits and rituals.

Q and A: Daniela Debnarova

January 17, 2015

The Daily Reporter recently chronicled foreign exchange students participating in athletics at Hancock County schools. As part of the series, we noted a former foreign exchange standout: Daniela Debnarova.

Ministry Considers Jail Sentences or Confiscating Cars for Drunk Drivers

January 16, 2015

The Ministry of Interior is contemplating confiscating the cars of drunk drivers in an effort to combat the high number of people still driving at the wheel under the influence, and the deaths that occur as a result.


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