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NDP’s Ryan Young hopes to stage upset in Lac-St-Louis
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NDP’s Ryan Young hopes to stage upset in Lac-St-Louis

Mount Royal isn’t the only Montreal riding that’s too close to call, and NDP candidate Ryan Young in Lac-Saint-Louis believes he is well-positioned to score an historic upset in that Liberal stronghold.

Cavalia's Odysseo in Montreal, 2015.
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Cavalia presents best practices when dealing with animals in entertainment

Using animals in entertainment often has negative connotations and evokes strong criticism from those concerned with animal welfare. Each year, at the Calgary Stampede, or closer to home, the Festival du Cochon in St. Perpétue, Quebec, domestic animals are subject to activities they fear and in resisting suffer avoidable injuries […]

Eric Siblin reaches for a state of grace in words and music
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Eric Siblin reaches for a state of grace in words and music

The performance space at the Casa del Popolo on St. Laurent filled up quickly to standing-room-only overcapacity last month for a special premiere.

Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia upbeat on the Trudeau factor
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Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia upbeat on the Trudeau factor

The upcoming election is more than a numbers game for incumbent MP Francis Scarpaleggia in Lac-Saint-Louis, who looks back at the 2011 result as something of an anomaly.

Children line up to board the bus to summer camp in the Laurentians last month. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)
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Generations Foundation: Learning from nature and each other

Everyone can benefit from the great outdoors. Camp Amy Molson in Grenville-Sur-La Rouge accepts campers 5 to 13 and Camp Trails End at Kinkora’s beautiful private lake in Ste-Adolphe-d’Howard welcomes those 6 to 17. Of the more than 350 underprivileged children who attend each camp, 95 per cent live below […]

A homeless man on Rene Levesque Blvd. in Montreal.
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Shelters not geared to special needs of older adults

They are the city’s homeless, part of the urban culture in North America and a living scar, a condemnation of our post-industrial society and its underside.

Poet Mark Abley faces down Pinocchio, other ghosts in new book
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Poet Mark Abley faces down Pinocchio, other ghosts in new book

Montreal’s fascinating history, ethno-cultural mix, older neighbourhoods, architecture, and geographical setting make it a city for poets.

Analysis: Exposing Harper’s silencing of  independent voices
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Analysis: Exposing Harper’s silencing of independent voices

No one was surprised when a Conservative-dominated Parliamentary committee, examining so-called anti-terrorism legislation, refused to hear Privacy Commissioner Daniel Thouin this winter.

West Island community rallies for local groups
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West Island community rallies for local groups

West Island Community Shares has announced that it surpassed its fundraising goal of $1.2M, to raise $1.215M.

In Mount Royal, it’s Libman vs. Housefather
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In Mount Royal, it’s Libman vs. Housefather

They share similar ethno-cultural backgrounds, went to the same high school, Herzliah, and served as Côte-Saint-Luc mayor. Both admire retiring Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, and now are set to fight it out to replace him in the October federal election.