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Montreal real-estate agents Bonnie Sandler (left) and Mary Lamey. (Photo: Caroline Ronalds)
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Bonnie Sandler: Social worker, real estate broker — and yes, columnist

I used to dream of being a rock star but after years of wasted time and money on music lessons I finally accepted the fact that I was tone deaf.

Generations: School reunions remind us of inspiring teachers
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Generations: School reunions remind us of inspiring teachers

Baron Byng High School Reunions are a wonderful occasion to revisit the good old days.

Here at Sun Youth: Volunteering pays off
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Here at Sun Youth: Volunteering pays off

To carry out its activities and help hundreds of people daily, Sun Youth relies on volunteers.

Word Nerd: The word of the year is an emoji, and it’s crying tears of joy
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Word Nerd: The word of the year is an emoji, and it’s crying tears of joy

What qualifies as a word lexicographically has always been problematic.

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Let’s Talk About It: Do the research when considering a private residence

Many complaints can be avoided if proper questions and research are done prior to lease signing.

I have to do something. The pan is waiting for me. (Image courtesy of stock.xchng)
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Flavour Guy: Lessons from my life long teacher, brisket — that tough hombre

I have much to learn. The meat has much to tell.

Legal Ease: More funding and discussion on palliative care needed
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Legal Ease: More funding and discussion on palliative care needed

There has been much talk recently about the new law on advance directives for end of life treatment and doctor-assisted suicide.

Financial Fitness: Investing is a marathon, not a sprint
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Financial Fitness: Investing is a marathon, not a sprint

The marathon can teach us much about life — and it certainly offers lessons for investors.

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 […]