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The grandparent scam: A new reason to hang up on a stranger
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The grandparent scam: A new reason to hang up on a stranger

A Senior Times reader has called in to say that the telephone fraud has resurfaced in a new form. “

The TRC Bentwood Box, carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, is a symbolic tribute to the strength and resilience of the residential school survivors and their descendants. The box travels with the TRC and is present during all sharing circles, where it serves to gather personal reflections on healing and reconciliation. At the end of the TRC’s mandate, the box will be housed in the National Research Centre.
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National Aboriginal Day to be celebrated in Montreal

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, when the heritage and traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are recognized across Canada.

Montreal International Documentary Festival takes over city parks
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Montreal International Documentary Festival takes over city parks

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) offers free outdoor screenings June 16 to August 18.

People and fun make Montreal Fringe Festival fly
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People and fun make Montreal Fringe Festival fly

Montreal Fringe Festival has grown into a huge and varied people-and-fun oriented artistic showcase centered in and about The Main – a cornerstone event that kicks off the summer arts season. More than 60,000 people attended last year. Now in its 26th season, the festival continues until June 19 at […]

Times and Places: Teaching and learning as a volunteer in Israel
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Times and Places: Teaching and learning as a volunteer in Israel

There’s nothing in the classrooms except rows of old desks. There is barely room to sit during breaks in the staff room, bursting with 60 busy teachers.

At the Outremont Theatre, eight voices sing of the Isles
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At the Outremont Theatre, eight voices sing of the Isles

Singer/composer Karen Young is continuing a busy year with a new vocal production called Strange Tales from the Isles.

Anglo seniors benefit from new federal funding
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Anglo seniors benefit from new federal funding

A new federal program to help English-speaking youth, seniors, and immigrants to Quebec could result in up to $3 million in spending — but it all depends on finding two-thirds of it from the private sector.

Artists’ Circle exhibit in Lachine till May 27
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Artists’ Circle exhibit in Lachine till May 27

The Artists’ Circle of the West Island’s annual exhibition and sale continues until May 27 at Art Premier, 1385 Notre Dame in Lachine.

Book review: Life Before Death by Barbara Freiheit
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Book review: Life Before Death by Barbara Freiheit

The Western literary tradition of guides to death and dying began with the medieval Ars Moriendi, written in the aftermath of the Black Death, in the mid-14th century, to explain how to die well.

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Côte St. Luc drop-in centre gets Quebec funding

A planned drop-in centre for seniors at the Côte Saint Luc Aquatic and Community Centre is to receive $390,913 in funding over three years, federal social development minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather have announced.