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Marion Blake in her home office at Manoir Westmount.
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Editor gambled on moving to a Westmount residence … and won

For some, moving to a senior’s residence can be traumatic, for others it can be liberating, the right decision at the right time. That was the case for Marion Blake, who 10 years ago moved back to Canada after a decade in Cambridge, England, and who remembers the challenge as […]

He who laughs last is reading Josh Freed
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He who laughs last is reading Josh Freed

Life in Montreal would be a lot more boring if we didn’t have Josh Freed poking fun at its vagaries. In his inimitable style, Freed has a way of turning commonplace activities into sources of joyful absurdity. Josh’s column in The Gazette is the first thing many of us turn […]

Louise Harel says she plans to return to university for a week of English immersion.
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Louise Harel, the woman who would be mayor

Now that Montreal has its first anglo mayor in a century, Louise Harel has a new record in mind: becoming the city’s first female mayor. With city hall shrouded in a black cloud of collusion, corruption and kickbacks, Harel sees herself as having a credible chance of taking over next […]

Harriet Johnson is among 33 people who have signed on to a class-action lawsuit against the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.
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‘I saw the devil’ in Home for Colored Children, alleged abuse victim says

Physical, psychological and sexual abuse of minors leaves an indelible mark on their lives. The pain never goes away completely, but more and more victims are seeking recognition and retribution. Harriet Johnson, mother of six and a Montreal resident, has taken a two-track approach for abuse suffered at the Nova […]

The Sunshine Boys at the Segal Centre a rollicking theatre experience
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The Sunshine Boys at the Segal Centre a rollicking theatre experience

There was not an empty seat in the house, and when the action hit high gear, not a dry eye from all the laughter. This was the scene last month at the Segal Centre as veteran actors Aron Gonshor and Sam Stein went through their shtick as out-of-work and estranged […]

Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles
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Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles

  The Canada Council for the Arts has announced this year’s Governor-General’s Literary Award winners on November 13. Books in both official languages are selected from seven categories, including fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. English books selected include The Purchase (fiction, McClelland & Stewart), […]

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Seniors residence marks Remembrance Day

In anticipation of Remembrance Day at Vista, executive director Ronald Brunet and residents gathered November 7 to pay homage to the veterans among them who fought for freedom. Mr. Edward Soloway, a recent recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for service during and after the war, was accorded an […]

Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions
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Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions

  Persephone Productions’ monochrome set, black with chalk outlines, coupled with the charcoal clothing worn by Hamlet and his peers, gives the tale of the Danish prince a pre-Technicolor, BBC-miniseries feel. Christopher Moore’s Hamlet is appropriately sulky, Clive Brewer’s Polonius cloying, loveable, brilliant in a way that has the audience thinking, […]

STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis
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STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis

The public will never know how the STM will deal with the public transit worker who is alleged to have insulted a passenger and put her into a headlock during a dispute involving a malfunctioning métro fare machine. The STM must heed Quebec’s act respecting access to documents held by […]

Telephone fraud artists prey on seniors
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Telephone fraud artists prey on seniors

As there is no limit to human imagination, there is no limit to the forms fraud can take, experts say. And it can happen to anyone. Recently, The Senior Times received an email that seemed to come from Gemma Raeburn, a business professional and community leader we had written about […]