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Journalist Alain Brunet sounds alarm on music industry destruction

These were halcyon days for live music, and musicians were veering off in many directions.

Janet Torge
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Radical rest homes for hippy generation a groovy idea

“Social interaction and close 
relationships — those are the things that keep us going.”

The do’s and don’ts of recycling
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The do’s and don’ts of recycling

Here is Recyc-Québec’s list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to what is recyclable, and what isn’t: Paper and carton: newsprint, circulars, catalogues, magazines, writing paper, envelopes, boxes of cereal & frozen food, soaps, cartons, file folders, paper bags, directories, milk, juice, and egg cartons, bills and lottery tickets. […]

West End seniors want shuttle service to medical appointments
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West End seniors want shuttle service to medical appointments

English speaking seniors have a lot to say about their municipal governments, they’re not shy about expressing themselves, and even in winter will turn out in substantial numbers to be heard.

Loss of major recycling partner calls for action at home
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Loss of major recycling partner calls for action at home

China’s decision to no longer import low-grade recyclable materials – paper, plastic, glass, and metals – does not appear to be having a major impact in Quebec for now.

Voice in all its glory at West Island festival
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Voice in all its glory at West Island festival

The human voice – for many, the ultimate instrument in music – is once again the focus for this year’s fifth edition of the Festival de la Voix at several locations in the West Island. At its heart, the festival presents six concerts by major local talent from March 16 […]

Documentary producer David Gutnick pens story of wisdom and love
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Documentary producer David Gutnick pens story of wisdom and love

A noteworthy publishing event is happening this month, the launch of a slim book, ostensibly for children,  titled Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me. It tells us a lot about a meaningful life lived, and even more about the author, CBC radio documentary producer David Gutnick. It’s the story, beautifully illustrated […]

Tex Dawson: For the love of art and architecture
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Tex Dawson: For the love of art and architecture

You will see that this McGill trained architect is anything but “retired” in the traditional sense.

Post–war generations have made our terrible loss their priority
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Post–war generations have made our terrible loss their priority

For those of us who lost family – innocent civilians and brave soldiers – as a result of Germany’s crimes against humanity, it is not easy to visit the soil of the perpetrators, especially the operational centre.

Retired police commander recalls his years with Sun Youth
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Retired police commander recalls his years with Sun Youth

Sauvé is modest about his work with Sun Youth – he asked that the focus be on the organization and its work, not on him.