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Michael Eastman cooks up a storm at New Hope seniors centre.
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New Hope springs in N.D.G.

In a quiet, leafy corner of N.D.G. sits a small church where an organization with an earthly mission carries out its daily work. Located in the Kensington Presbyterian Church at Godfrey and Kensington, New Hope is a senior citizens’ day centre staffed by people with various health challenges. It serves […]

Claudia Martino, author of My Magic Box, published by Kids Write Network.
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Kids Write Network helps children share experiences

Whether a child’s pain is of the garden-variety strewn across a relatively uneventful childhood, or so great that even adults could barely cope, it is vital that it is expressed

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Tax time: Revenue Canada puts out call for volunteers

Revenue Canada is seeking non-profit organizations and volunteers with knowledge about personal income tax to complete income tax returns for the less fortunate.

Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors
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Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors

Because anglo seniors are unevenly dispersed across the province, it is difficult for them to make their voices heard and be taken into account when governments design policies to meet the needs of the aging population.

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Health reform fails to protect English, advocate warns

Some 150 activists, past and present, and those who support their work, dined at the St. James Club on Union St. to pay tribute to the leadership, selfless dedication, and achievements of James Hughes, Eric Maldoff, and Marjorie Sharp.

Eric Maldoff honoured for “strategic and practical leadership”
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Eric Maldoff honoured for “strategic and practical leadership”

The Parti Québécois win in the Nov. 15, 1976 provincial election sent shockwaves through Quebec society, and a new generation of Anglophone leaders began to emerge.

Marjorie Sharp: the ultimate volunteer
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Marjorie Sharp: the ultimate volunteer

She no longer practices law, but Marjorie Sharp has never stopped working to make the world a better place.

Follow your passion – good things can happen
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Follow your passion – good things can happen

If helping people in need is in your DNA, a career in commercial and corporate law is not necessarily the most satisfying way to spend your working hours.

“People need to decide what they stand for,” says Anne Lagacé Dowson. Photo by Barbara Moser
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Journalist Anne Lagacé Dowson turns activist to save public schools

Anne Lagacé Dowson arrived in Montreal with an M.A. in hand, some experience at CBC radio in Ottawa, and a bicultural background, and settled in a modest apartment.

Miranda Campbell says we need to gawk less and appreciate what hipsters are actually doing. Photo courtesy of Miranda Campbell
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Hipsters don’t deserve our derision: Montreal author

By Alice Reiter Hipsters can be recognized by many from a mile away. Their skinny jeans, flannel shirts and full beards make spotting them easy, but also make them the target of ridicule in pop culture. Miranda Campbell, a hipster analyst and member of Dawson’s English department, was a speaker […]