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Generations Foundation accentuates the positive
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Generations Foundation accentuates the positive

The kids are back in school and many, as young as five or less, have already chosen their future profession.

Word Nerd: Attention Scrabble lovers: Geocache no longer cached
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Word Nerd: Attention Scrabble lovers: Geocache no longer cached

It was 1931 when American architect Alfred Butts joined the bulging ranks of the unemployed. There just weren’t many buildings being erected so Butts decided to construct something else – a game for adults.

Flavour Guy: Chef goes aspirational
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Flavour Guy: Chef goes aspirational

I found out recently what kind of cook I am. I hadn’t thought of labeling myself. If anything, I would say that I was modestly eclectic

Sun Youth: My first work experience
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Sun Youth: My first work experience

Without these amazing individuals, many Montrealers would be worse off.

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Let’s Talk About It: Moving beyond limitations

During my recent holiday I was denied my preferred aisle seat on the plane because I had not checked in early enough. I was seated next to an older lady who required the aisle seat due to her physical disability. Sitting beside her was her daughter. They were traveling together […]

Financial Fitness: Your legacy is in your hands
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Financial Fitness: Your legacy is in your hands

Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you might not have known that August was “What Will Be Your Legacy?” Month. Still, you might want to use September to act on one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy. A legacy isn’t simply a […]

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Legal Ease: Learning about “made-in-Quebec” wills

It is important for everyone, no matter how young or old, to make a will. If you fail to do so, you will die “intestate” and the consequences for your loved ones may not be what you had hoped for. If you do not have a will, the law of […]

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Word Nerd: Down the foxhole of First World War vocabulary

As this year marks the centenary of the commencement of First World War, it occurs to me that one of the reasons for the immense popularity of the television series Downton Abbey derives from the dynamic era it displayed in earlier seasons. During the helter-skelter years of WWI great social […]

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Flavour Guy: Lessons I learned at the frying pan

I am an analog guy adrift in a digital world. Adrift, but not yet lost. I have my computers and a not-so-smart phone. I tweet, check Facebook and linkup on Linkedin; yeah, I’m hip to the jive. But that doesn’t mean I want to live there. Work requires that I […]

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Word Nerd: In context, slang ain’t so bad

Harris Academy, a girls’ high school in South London, wasn’t impressed by the manner its students were rendering the language of Shakespeare. To wit, last October it banned the use of slang by students throughout most of the institution. School principal Chris Everitt introduced this list of eight forbidden words […]