Articles written by: Kristine Berey

What happens to lost  or  forgotten gift cards
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What happens to lost or forgotten gift cards

There are advantages to purchasing a gift card or certificate rather than giving cash or a particular item on special occasions.

Le Nichoir bird sanctuary is not just for the birds
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Le Nichoir bird sanctuary is not just for the birds

Since 1996, Le Nichoir, Canada’s largest bird conservation and rehabilitation centre, has been providing care to injured and orphaned birds before releasing them into their natural environment.

“We are now serving people in their 50s,” 
the community council’s Sheri McLeod notes.
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Clients are getting younger at N.D.G. Senior Citizens’ Council

“One of the big changes for the organization is that we are now serving people in their 50s.”

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Seniors Action Quebec will jazz it up at fundraising concert

A concert at Oscar Peterson Hall September 27 will benefit Seniors Action Quebec, an organization that supports anglo seniors across Quebec.

Melody Moore stars as the tragic Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly in Montreal in 2015. (Photo by Chip Gillespie)
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Puccini’s evocative Madama Butterfly emerges at Place des Arts

Both opera buffs and neophytes will be delighted by Opéra de Montréal’s much-anticipated production of Madama Butterfly, starting September 19 at Place des Arts.

Cavalia's Odysseo in Montreal, 2015.
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Cavalia presents best practices when dealing with animals in entertainment

Using animals in entertainment often has negative connotations and evokes strong criticism from those concerned with animal welfare. Each year, at the Calgary Stampede, or closer to home, the Festival du Cochon in St. Perpétue, Quebec, domestic animals are subject to activities they fear and in resisting suffer avoidable injuries […]

MIMC Philippe Sly 2012 winner. (Photo: Gunther Gamper)
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Competition celebrates ‘the most beautiful instrument’

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition celebrates the art of singing, featuring 24 young singers from nine countries who will share over $80,000 in prizes during the competition taking place May 25-June 5.

Margie Gillis, Elizabeth Parrish at the Centaur. (Photo: Adrienne Surprenant)
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Preview: Gillis, Parrish in Bulletins From Immortality

Since stepping onto the world stage over four decades ago, she has inspired dancers of all backgrounds through the force and purity of her very personal language and consuming desire to dance.

Animaze animation festival features the man behind iconic Heavy Metal
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Animaze animation festival features the man behind iconic Heavy Metal

Critics have described the five-decade career of Gerald Potterton — animator, director, producer, writer, illustrator and painter—as “colourful” and “eclectic.” While one word can’t capture the essence of his work, his irreverent, ironic sense of humour is ever present.

The Badlands in South Dakota. Photo by Hayley Juhl
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Book review: Blacktop – Driving Across America

The destinations Juhl describes, such as a highway in Kansas, belie their mystery at first, as do the photographs of, say, a road-sign in the desert. But the sign says “Eureka”– there really is a place called that. And does “Buford” really have a population of one?