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Square dance with Dollard des Ormeaux’s Swinging Stars

Square dancing is not for squares. It’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s about keeping time to the rhythm, swinging your partner ’round and ’round, open to all ages, and it’s not complicated. It injects fun into the lives of more than 90 people who take part weekly in the Swinging Stars, […]

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Students help seniors with home maintenance

Seniors 65 and over living in Pointe Claire can get free indoor and outdoor home maintenance services if they meet certain criteria, including a means test. Single apartment dwellers must have a maximum annual income of $29,900; for couples, the combined income is a maximum $33,250. The maximum income for […]

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NOVA West Island offers support to ALS sufferers

When a loved one is living with cancer or ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), family members need help to enable the patient to stay home. Nova West Island is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, community-based health-care organization whose primary mandate is to provide specialized in-home care and support, including […]

Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Cuts to Canadian Food Inspection Agency are dangerous

Dear Editor, In June, the Conservatives chose to make significant cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the omnibus budget bill. Liberals voted against these cuts because Canadians deserve to feel confident that their food supply is protected just as our farmers and ranchers deserve safe and stable business. […]

Côte St. Luc Men’s Club man of year – and socks
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Côte St. Luc Men’s Club man of year – and socks

by Sid Birns Bill Taylor became Man of the Year at a presentation at the Côte St. Luc Senior Men’s Club last month. Lawrence Bergman, MNA for D’Arcy McGee, thanked Taylor for his accomplishments and dedication to getting the best and most interesting speakers for the club. Bergman was that week’s […]

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Author Peter Beinart to outline views of Israel

Controversial author Peter Beinart is coming to Montreal to outline his views on the future of Israel, as described in his recent book the Crisis of Zionism. A Rhodes Scholar and former editor of The New Republic, Beinart argues that a democratic Israel must end the occupation of the West […]

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

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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
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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
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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 […]