Articles written by: Irwin Block

From theatre to road repairs, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein does it all
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From theatre to road repairs, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein does it all

A group of Côte St. Luc seniors recently performed The Wizard of Oy, and the producer was Mitchell Brownstein, who happens to be the city’s mayor.

Mayor Christina Smith commits to continuity in Westmount
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Mayor Christina Smith commits to continuity in Westmount

Christina Smith can’t forget the day a runaway car came close to crushing her, together with her growing family.

Iconic drummer disappeared but still a music legend
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Iconic drummer disappeared but still a music legend

Jazz drummer Claude Ranger was a legendary figure long before his disappearance almost 17 years ago.

“Never Again” means human rights for all, Cotler tells men’s club. Photo: Charles Eklove
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Irwin Cotler honoured for lifetime achievements

Irwin Cotler received Quebec’s highest honour from Premier Philippe Couillard June 22 when he was named an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec.

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease.
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Alzheimer Groupe offers advice and respite for caregivers

Caring for a loved one who is living with the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s can lead to burnout.

Just for Laughs festival: Laugh your heart out with the biggest names in comedy
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Just for Laughs festival: Laugh your heart out with the biggest names in comedy

As we all know, laughter is the best medicine, and even if you’re not sick, Montreal’s iconic Just for Laughs Festival is where it all happens, in both official languages.

Renaissance man: This entrepreneur changes lives with your goodwill offerings
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Renaissance man: This entrepreneur changes lives with your goodwill offerings

There are those who take the next step and set out to make a real difference in people’s lives, and one such person is Pierre Legault.

How to identify potential elder abuse
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How to identify potential elder abuse

Elder abuse, whether it’s physical, emotional, psychological, or financial, is a reality in our society.

Friendly, folksy fest fêtes Penny Lang
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Friendly, folksy fest fêtes Penny Lang

It’s one of the friendliest and musically fun events of the spring festival season, tickets are affordable, and the site is enchanting.

Jane Bunnett photo courtesy of the Montreal International Jazz Festival
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Jane Bunnett’s Afro-Cuban sounds are laced with jazzy improv

Almost as soon as saxophonist Jane Bunnett got a taste of Cuban music in its many forms, she was hooked.