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Limitless Learning: Adult courses in Montreal
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Limitless Learning: Adult courses in Montreal

ATWATER LIBRARY Free Financial Literacy Sessions Sponsored by l’Autorité des marchés financiers. Advance registration required. Begins Wed. Sept. 17. 1-3pm. atwaterlibrary.ca/financial-literacy 514-935-7344 X 204 Low-Cost Computer and Digital Device Training. Fees for 8-hr. courses: Non-Members $140, Members $130, Seniors $120. 2-hr. workshops: $30. 1200 Atwater Ave. atwaterlibrary.ca 514-935-7344 X 204 […]

What’s happening in Montreal in July/August 2014
What's Happening

What’s happening in Montreal in July/August 2014

Bazaars St. Willibrod’s Church •  Sat. July 5, Sat. Aug. 9, Sat. Sept. 6 9am-3pm. 351 Willibrod, Verdun. 514-769-9678 Annual Lawn Book Sale and Barbecue • Wed. July 9 10am-3pm. Atwater Library. Pointe-Claire Balcony Boutique Wed. Aug 13 • Gently used clothes, books. Free coffee. 10 am-noon. St. John’s United […]

Editorial: Open yourself to summer adventures
Editorials

Editorial: Open yourself to summer adventures

We all deserve the great weather that is unfolding to our collective delight. The winter was hard, and spring was peppered with rain and cold and unfulfilled expectations. But now that summer is with us, it’s time to take advantage of every daylight moment. Some of us are lucky enough […]

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Features

Word Nerd: This is mind-altering, literally

The language scolds are literally apoplectic. By 2013, several prominent dictionaries, such as Oxford and Webster’s, had expanded their definition of “literally” to mean “figuratively. In response, the British magazine The Week lamented, “The dictionaries have bowed to the will of the grammar-averse public. As anyone who paid attention in […]

Editorial: To save CBC, Harper must go
Editorials

Editorial: To save CBC, Harper must go

In their ideological commitment to less government involvement in society, Steven Harper’s Conservatives have caused serious long-term harm to one of our country’s most important institutions – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio Canada. The CBC was created in the 1930s to counter the growing influence of American radio. It now includes […]

Allan Small with a No. 76 Canadiens 
jersey — just like P.K. Subban. (Photo: Sharonne Cohen)
Features

Our Heroes: Boomie is inspiring, and crazy for the Habs

By Sandra Schachter Boomie (his nickname—I’ve never called him Allan) is my cousin. He is 71, and recently retired from dentistry after more than 40 years. His patients had a special affection for their Dr. Small—not only because of his excellent professional care, but also because of the way he […]

Dawson Theatre Collective busts boundaries
Reviews & Previews

Dawson Theatre Collective busts boundaries

By Pavlo Tull Every week during the winter semester, members of the Dawson Theatre Collective spend their evenings rehearsing. On May 7, 8 and 10, the collective will perform Looking for Virgil Swift, shattering traditional expectations of what theatre can be. The characters are based on literary figures, from heroes […]

The march from Auschwitz takes an emotional toll on all participants. (Photo: Jordan Stoopler)
Features

March of the Living: Students and survivors learn from each other

By Jordan Stoopler One year ago, when Dawson College student Sharon Brand walked under the sign Arbeit Macht Frei—Work Makes One Free—into Auschwitz, she was overcome with emotion. Her eyes welled with tears as she embarked on a march that holds special significance to her. “A lot of my family […]

The fearless, proud and unsinkable Jelly Bean.
Columnists

First Person: Antics aside, life’s sweeter with Jelly Bean

By Thelma Gearey Browsing a pet store looking for cat toys, I saw a litter of kittens and asked the salesgirl if I could hold one. The kitten put her tiny white pink paws around my neck and pressed her soft head into my cheek and just purred in total […]

A scene from the Iliad by Luca Ferrari, 17th century.
Reviews & Previews

Theatre: Body, heart and soul go into Iliad, Odyssey

Homer’s timeless, epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, adapted by Peter Smith, will be the featured plays for Geordie Theatre’s 33d season. Thought to be the oldest in Western literature, these stories, which often refer to Greek myths and legends, will resonate with young people raised on Magic cards, […]