Articles written by: Kristine Berey

Persephone Productions portrays love in Lost: A Memoir
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Persephone Productions portrays love in Lost: A Memoir

Persephone Productions’ Lost: A Memoir is a portrayal of love. Cathy Osterle’s book Lost: A Memoir has been called a lyrical mediation on loss, love and hope. In its adaptation to the stage, by the author and director Dennis Garnhum, it has been lauded by the Calgary Sun, which predicted […]

No magic bullet to quit smoking: Montreal researcher
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No magic bullet to quit smoking: Montreal researcher

A study led by Dr. Mark Eisenberg, a cardiologist and epidemiologist at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, reveals that two-thirds of middle-age smokers who have been hospitalized for myocardial infarction—a heart attack—return to smoking a year later, despite having been treated with buprion (marketed as Wellbutrin […]

Steve Luxton’s In the Vision of Birds explores countryside without sentimentality
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Steve Luxton’s In the Vision of Birds explores countryside without sentimentality

At February’s end, with daylight increasing excruciatingly slowly by a mere second or two each day, in many of us a familiar longing sets in—for colour, for warmth, for the simple joy of being outside, feeling the sun. We all love the earth, seeing the sky, looking at flowers, watching […]

Housing: Seniors’ quality of life is an evolving project
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Housing: Seniors’ quality of life is an evolving project

FADOQ Montreal has awarded honorary plaques to the first private seniors’ residences that have met the criteria of the new Seniors Housing Quality Program. The plaque is a tribute to their participation and their commitment to the well-being of seniors living in private residences. Residences receiving the plaque included the […]

Updated: Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured
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Updated: Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured

On February 14, Roberta McIvor, murdered in 2011, and Maisy Odjick, missing since 2008, received a different sort of Valentine’s Day gift, the gift of acknowledgment. At the 22nd annual memorial march held for missing and murdered aboriginal women, the girls’ photographs were carried, mounted on placards, their brilliant smiles […]

Janina Fialkowska returns to McGill’s Pollack Hall
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Janina Fialkowska returns to McGill’s Pollack Hall

In her youth, Janina Fialkowska’s name was associated with Chopin, since the renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein had taken her under his wing and pronounced her “a born interpreter” of the great Polish composer. Her name became synonymous with courage, as she conquered cancer that threatened in mid-career to destroy her […]

Alzheimer’s battlefield keeps changing, researchers find
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Alzheimer’s battlefield keeps changing, researchers find

If by looking into a crystal ball you could learn whether your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease is higher than others’, you probably wouldn’t want to know. After all, definitive cause and cure continue to elude researchers and medications may stabilize the illness, but won’t reverse it. But what if […]

Big Tree helps bring memories and personal stories to life
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Big Tree helps bring memories and personal stories to life

When Beryl Moser’s daughter Paula presented her with a most original gift—the chance to tell her life story to a professional interviewer and preserve it for future generations—she was delighted. Being the first client of a new venture, Big Tree Life Stories, created by oral historian Sharon Gubbay Helfer, Moser […]

Black History Month: ‘It’s time’ to reimagine The Dream
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Black History Month: ‘It’s time’ to reimagine The Dream

With the theme “It’s time,” the 22nd edition of Black History Month in Montreal also marks the 50th anniversary of the game-changing I Have a Dream speech of the great civil-rights leader Martin Luther King. In an exclusive exhibition presented at Place des Arts from February 5 to 18, six […]

Review: Deconstructing the Muslim tide myth
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Review: Deconstructing the Muslim tide myth

Montrealers following sensational headlines linking Muslims to terrorism or honour killings experience a range of reactions. Some become convinced that Muslims are different and threatening. Others, such as new Canadian Muslims,  experience dread. Like the Jewish community, Montreal Muslims have been targeted by hate crimes. Mosques in Verdun, Dorval and Gatineau […]