Catholic Church engages in healing Sébastien Froidevaux (L) with Rev.Pierre Rivard (R)
(Photo by Kristine Berey)
Lose weight and feel great? It’s not too late http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boomers_Are_Ballooning_(9047681193).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Boomers_Are_Ballooning_(9047681193).jpg
McGill Chamber Orchestra promises eclectic season Photo courtesy of stock.xchng
Limitless Learning: Adult courses in Montreal Limitless Learning: Adult courses in Montreal
Columnists Courtesy of stock.xchng

Word Nerd: In context, slang ain’t so bad

Harris Academy, a girls’ high school in South London, wasn’t impressed by the manner its students were rendering the language of Shakespeare. To wit, last October it banned the use of slang by students throughout most of the institution. School principal Chris Everitt introduced this list of eight forbidden words […]

Features Sébastien Froidevaux (L) with Rev.Pierre Rivard (R)
(Photo by Kristine Berey)

Catholic Church engages in healing

A reporter asked Pope Francis last summer a question about the status of gay priests in the church. While his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had characterized homosexuality as “an intrinsic moral evil,” Pope Francis answered: “Who am I to judge them?” His attitude reflects a time of renewal and openness […]

Reviews & Previews Photo courtesy of stock.xchng

McGill Chamber Orchestra promises eclectic season

McGill Chamber Orchestra’s (MCO) 75th season will feature a wide range of music including instrumental and choral works as well as world-class solo singers. All concerts will be conducted by Boris Brott, who will host a pre-performance talk one hour before each concert. This year is the 100th anniversary of […]

Travel Greek Islands: Where life’s a beach, keep yourself safe

Greek Islands: Where life’s a beach, keep yourself safe

That evil sun! We thought it was good to soak up the sun when we were young, and now our pre-cancerous lesions are showing their ugly faces. Irwin and I have both been told by our dermatologist to stay away from the Greek Islands. After four years of warnings about […]

Recently

Editorial: Gaza war truce may be but a prelude to another round
Editorials

Editorial: Gaza war truce may be but a prelude to another round

Recent developments in the horrific Hamas-Israeli conflict make it clear that progress toward peaceful accommodation is impossible with this terrorist gang. At least it’s clear for all whose minds are not clouded by pre-conceived notions of right-and-wrong in the region. Once again, and regrettably, the 1.8 million Palestinians living in […]

Courtesy of stock.xchng
Features

Limitless Learning: Learn to read and play music

So you have that old clarinet sitting around the house, haven’t played it in years, and have that urge to make music. Or, maybe you never got to join the high-school band to play trombone, but it’s something you’d love to do. Now, seniors of all ages, who want to […]

Robert Libman believes his political and professional background are a good fit
Features

Former CSL mayor Robert Libman back in action in Mount Royal for Tories

For many who have experienced the political trip, once is more than enough. But for Robert Libman, the pull of being a player hasn’t lost its grip. Co-founder of the Equality Party, former mayor of Côte St. Luc, and member of the Montreal executive committee, Libman is seeking the Conservative […]

Now 73, Dr. Jonathan Meakins is enrolled as 
an M.A. student in Fine Arts at Concordia University.
Features

Renowned surgeon Jonathan Meakins goes for master’s in art history

Going back to school as a mature student is never easy, especially if you’re over 70. If you’re also six feet four, a confident and accomplished professional, with an Order of Canada in your lapel, fellow classmates less than half your age may feel intimidated. You’re sharing class rooms and […]

Vietnamese teen flees danger in local doctor’s Palawan Story
Reviews & Previews

Vietnamese teen flees danger in local doctor’s Palawan Story

Back in the early 1970s, as a newspaper reporter in Vientiane, Laos, I became convinced there was no future for corrupt U.S. backed regimes in Southeast Asia. For villagers subjected to carpet-bombing in Laos and Cambodia, there was little doubt as to who the enemy was. In Vietnam, it was […]

Greek Islands: Where life’s a beach, keep yourself safe
Travel

Greek Islands: Where life’s a beach, keep yourself safe

That evil sun! We thought it was good to soak up the sun when we were young, and now our pre-cancerous lesions are showing their ugly faces. Irwin and I have both been told by our dermatologist to stay away from the Greek Islands. After four years of warnings about […]

Photo courtesy of stock.xchange
Features

Rental board needs tax money to meet tenants needs: advocates

It’s become commonplace for tenants to live with mice and mould for almost two years after filing a complaint to the Régie du Logement. Housing advocates have been campaigning for many years to reduce wait times for a hearing, but the problem has only worsened. “Compared to last year it […]

A YouTube screen grab of the Herzl Family Practice Centre in its early days.
Reviews & Previews

The evolution of the Herzl Family Practice Centre

It started in 1912 as a small dispensary providing free medical care to newly arrived, often poor, immigrants of all backgrounds, sponsored by Montreal’s Jewish community. It grew and developed into what is today the multi-faceted and bustling Herzl Family Practice Centre, part of the Jewish General Hospital. This evolution, […]

Just for Laughs: Comics throw trashy humour to the curb
Features / Reviews & Previews

Just for Laughs: Comics throw trashy humour to the curb

  On the eve of International Women’s Day, standup comic Jenny Collier, 30, was cancelled from a comedy show despite having already been booked, because there were “too many” women. “I was completely dumbfounded, not only by the fact that I was cancelled for this reason but also by the […]

RECAA and Contactivity members danced at the Atwater Library to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Features

RECAA highlights elder abuse in unique ways

An audience diverse in age and background got a leg up on elder abuse recently. “We have to be intercultural when we look at the issues involved in elder mistreatment,” said RECAA coordinator Anne Caines. “It occurs in all cultural communities and all classes.” RECAA’s full name is a mouthful: […]