Articles written by: Kristine Berey

Claudia Martino, author of My Magic Box, published by Kids Write Network.
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Kids Write Network helps children share experiences

Whether a child’s pain is of the garden-variety strewn across a relatively uneventful childhood, or so great that even adults could barely cope, it is vital that it is expressed

Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors
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Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors

Because anglo seniors are unevenly dispersed across the province, it is difficult for them to make their voices heard and be taken into account when governments design policies to meet the needs of the aging population.

Dr. Laurie: touching, holding, kissing counts as sex
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Dr. Laurie: touching, holding, kissing counts as sex

While the song lyrics say: “… the things that you’re liable to read in the bible, it ain’t necessarily so….”, let’s hope that in The Sex Bible for People over 50 by Dr. Laurie Betito, everything is true, for it is great news she brings.

Sharyn Cadot (Photo: Kristine Berey)
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Remembrance Day: Widow of veteran continues the battle

During the weeks before her husband died at an over-crowded ER, Sharyn Cadot was “running around” to get petitions signed. She was desperately trying to gain admittance for her husband into full time care to Ste. Anne’s Hospital.

Cooking up funds for cancer research
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Cooking up funds for cancer research

McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre has launched The Smart Palate, delicious recipes for a healthy lifestyle

Au Contraire Film Festival on Mental Illness challenges stereotypes
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Au Contraire Film Festival on Mental Illness challenges stereotypes

The inability to cope with the stresses of daily life is perceived as weakness or laziness. Images of the tormented artist suggest that creativity and pain must be interconnected.

Female pilots played a significant role during the Second World War. (Photo courtesy of Spitfire Productions)
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Spitfire Dance reveals fascinating lives of female aviators

For 50 years, Clint Ward has led a double life. A pilot since his 20s, he started flying with the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent decades with Air Canada and Corporate Aviation. He has also nurtured his involvement in community theatre, directing, among other works, the entire Gilbert and […]

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Celebrate friendship and romance in Paris

  This summer, marked 50 years since my husband, George, and I, then two immigrant nine-year-olds from opposite sides of the globe, met in the hallway of an Outremont apartment building. To celebrate our 34th year as a married couple, we went to Paris. Our window of opportunity was two […]

"Phishing" by Stomchak - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phishing.JPG#mediaviewer/File:Phishing.JPG
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Facebook fraudsters exploit new territory

This summer, a public education campaign was launched in Nanaimo, BC, after one local senior was defrauded of almost $7,000, another lost $3,500 and a third unwittingly gave away $24,000. The method used was the now well-known grandson scam, which first appeared in 2008. It victimizes seniors by playing on […]

Sébastien Froidevaux (L) with Rev.Pierre Rivard (R)
(Photo by Kristine Berey)
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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 […]