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Here at Sun Youth: Deserving youth get new bikes
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Here at Sun Youth: Deserving youth get new bikes

More than 100 kids who positively impacted their communities were rewarded with free bikes, helmets and locks last month at Sun Youth’s 32nd Annual Bike Distribution. The giveaway is made possible thanks to an anonymous donor known as Mr. Bike Man.

Legal Ease: Frequently asked questions about hiring a lawyer
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Legal Ease: Frequently asked questions about hiring a lawyer

As a retired lawyer, I am frequently asked general questions, especially about the relationship between attorney and client. Here are some of those questions and my answers. How do I find an attorney to represent me? One way is to ask friends and relatives if they know someone or have been […]

Sun Youth: Bike Patrol aims to protect seniors this summer
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Sun Youth: Bike Patrol aims to protect seniors this summer

For the 32nd consecutive summer the Sun Youth Bike Patrol will be present on streets, bike paths, parks, and playgrounds, emphasizing a sense of safety and community in the public spaces of Greater Montreal. Trained in first aid and other public safety skills, the 24 patrollers will also deliver seminars […]

Let’s Talk About It: Going to bat for your loved one: is it energy well-spent?
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Let’s Talk About It: Going to bat for your loved one: is it energy well-spent?

Lodging a complaint in a private residence is very different than doing so in a public facility. In the public system there is a line of accountability including the possibility of lodging a formal complaint with the facility’s ombudsman.

Financial Fitness: Take steps to prevent identity theft: secure, shred, protect
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Financial Fitness: Take steps to prevent identity theft: secure, shred, protect

How can you protect yourself from becoming a statistic?

The Infinius S opto-mechanical star projector in the Milky Way Theatre of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. (Photo by Hayley Juhl)
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Word Nerd: The universe and English are expanding, fo’ shizzle

Please refrain from sexting while twerking. While it might be hyphy, fo’ shizzle it is both jank and meh.

Flavour Guy: Fire, friends & food: the three basics of a great BBQ
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Flavour Guy: Fire, friends & food: the three basics of a great BBQ

Our theme is summer sights. What is a more beautiful summer sight than a BBQ? Of course, this is the Flavourguy’s rhetorical question.

The Word Nerd: Greek myths return with a vengeance
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The Word Nerd: Greek myths return with a vengeance

We find in the works of great writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante many allusions to Greek mythology. This pattern continues into the early part of the 20th century in the writings of Joyce as well as in the terms Freud borrowed such as Eros, and the Oedipus complex. […]

Flavour Guy: Chicken with the bitsy guy
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Flavour Guy: Chicken with the bitsy guy

Our kitchen is stocked with gizmos. A dozen hats hang in the hallway. When will I need a fireman’s helmet? It’s there, just in case.

Financial Fitness: How to avoid financial golf yips in retirement
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Financial Fitness: How to avoid financial golf yips in retirement

If you’re a golfer, you know the joys of the game. But you might not realize that some of the lessons you learn.