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Michael’s crafts opens in Quebec with a snikt, swish, clink
Features

Michael’s crafts opens in Quebec with a snikt, swish, clink

It’s quite the thing when the craft world buzzes, what with the snikt of sharpened scissors, the swish of pulled ribbons, the clink of cookie cutters and a symphony of glue guns, paintbrushes and dreams. The buzz reached a crescendo last month when the Michael’s chain opened in seven Quebec […]

Food

Montreal grocery stores make winter shopping easier

by Kristine Berey Though we are still in the midst of autumn splendour, each falling leaf brings us closer to the season that most challenges seniors’ sense of autonomy. Staying active is important, but on days of relentless rain or snowstorms, it may be safer and more practical to have […]

Editorial: Charbonneau inquiry makes it clear inter-agency rivalry must stop
Editorials

Editorial: Charbonneau inquiry makes it clear inter-agency rivalry must stop

The Charbonneau inquiry into corruption in the construction industry has uncovered a problem. The RCMP had video evidence of thousands of dollars in kickback money from construction entrepreneurs allegedly being handed over to Mafia bosses. But they did not share this information with the Sûreté du Québec and it took […]

Editorial: Parti Québécois victory paves way for federalist renewal
Editorials

Editorial: Parti Québécois victory paves way for federalist renewal

In spite of federalist fears, the Parti Québécois’s return to power, in a minority position, is actually a welcome result for a number of reasons. It saddles Pauline Marois with immediate and difficult challenges that will require compromise and toning down of the PQ’s more radical election proposals. It also […]

Editorials

Editorial: PQ has no mandate for separation

In 1976, the Gazette’s Aislin drew his famous “Okay, everyone, take a Valium” cartoon featuring René Lévesque in the aftermath of the first Parti Québécois victory. A lot has happened since then—we have more effective anti-depressants, and the PQ is back in power. The Quebec Liberals’ expiration date has arrived. […]

Columnists

Bullied into a life lesson

BY: BRENDA HENRY The movie Bully, a documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America, shows punishing scenes of young students being kicked, poked and stabbed with pencils, knocked off bus seats, ignored and isolated. When I was 14, my father bought me a brand new J.C. Higgins bike: south-sea […]

What's Happening

Events September 2012

Bazaars Church of St. John the Baptist • Sat. Sept. 15 Artisan Fair. 9 am-4 pm. 233 Ste. Claire, Pointe Claire Ste. Cécile Church • Sat. & Sun. Sept. 15 & 16 Flea market. 9am-4pm. 235 de Castelneau. 514-660-0649 St. Charles Church • Fri. & Sat. Oct. 5 & 6 Flea market. Fri. 9 […]

Tap artist: A Downy woodpecker 
spotted in Lachine this summer.
What's Happening

Le Nichoir’s dream is to keep songbirds’ tunes available to all

In The Silence of the Songbirds, ornithologist Bridget Stutchbury states we may already have lost half the songbird species that populated the Earth only 40 years ago. The consequences could be grave, as songbirds form a vital part of our ecosystem and their loss would be a devastating blow to […]

Being a turncoat is tricky business
Reviews & Previews

Being a turncoat is tricky business

BY: IRWIN BLOCK Many of us are obsessed by the Second World War and the unprecedented devastation unleashed by the German killing machine until the great battles that turned the tide. But there is more to the stories of Stalingrad and Kursk, El-Alamein and D-Day than stamina, strategy and over-extended […]

Reviews & Previews / What's Happening

Harry Belafonte to be honoured at festival

Iconic performer Harry Belafonte, the king of Calypso, will be honoured by the 8th Montreal International Black Film Festival held September 19-30. The 85-year-old singer, songwriter, actor and social activist will be presented with the 2012 Humanitarian Award on September 19, at the Opening Ceremony and Tribute to Harry Belafonte, […]