Articles written by: Kristine Berey

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 […]

Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles
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Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles

  The Canada Council for the Arts has announced this year’s Governor-General’s Literary Award winners on November 13. Books in both official languages are selected from seven categories, including fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. English books selected include The Purchase (fiction, McClelland & Stewart), […]

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Recipe for eternal youth: children and music

A joyful concert will take place at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul this month. More than 25 children between 3 and 14 who attend music classes at the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre will share the stage with renowned Montreal jazz pianist Oliver Jones in a program […]

RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices
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RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices

To celebrate its 15th birthday, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has come up with a unique approach to showcase the greatest docs ever made. Within its regular programming, they have created a special section of 15 films proposed by 15 well-known people in the world of film. Composer of […]

STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis
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STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis

The public will never know how the STM will deal with the public transit worker who is alleged to have insulted a passenger and put her into a headlock during a dispute involving a malfunctioning métro fare machine. The STM must heed Quebec’s act respecting access to documents held by […]