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Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover
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Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover

Chad Ronalds is preparing for a Spartan Race in Montreal this summer. You can read each installment in his journey by clicking here. As I prepare for my first Spartan Race event – a five kilometer run with 20 obstacles – I realize that thinking I’m in reasonable shape for […]

Passport photo, 1929: L to R: Bella, 8; Rita, 4; Becky, 10; and their mother Chava.
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Artist Rita Briansky recalls her early years

“We arrived in Canada on October 28, 1929, the day before the stock market crash”

Syrian Family: Raghad Zammar (mother), Hani Khouri (father),
Mary and Zinah (sisters)
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An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi, helping Syrian refugees

Once they arrive in Montreal, Syrian refugees have to start from scratch, and setting up a home is their main priority.

Ruth with Kfir, Naomi and Maayan
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Influx of Syrian refugees puts immigrant in mind of her WWII experience

The arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada recalls the experience of the few Jews who made it here from Europe on the eve of World War Two.

Kristine Berey's nursery school in Budapest, 2959.
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Budapest to Montreal: Scenes from an immigrant childhood

My husband and I share almost identical stories of our childhood: circa 1956, the sounds of war outside, he in Cairo, me in Budapest,

Raging Grannies raise voices against Energy East pipeline plan
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Raging Grannies raise voices against Energy East pipeline plan

“We all have an obligation to future generations. Keep the oil in the soil!”

Myra Giberovitch photo by Irwin Block.
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Outreach to refugees: Social worker Myra Giberovitch offers insights

Syrian refugees arriving in Montreal face a myriad of challenges in adapting to their new homes. Though their plight and resultant trauma is not comparable, what is to be learned from the experiences faced by Holocaust survivors who came here in the late 1940s? We put the question to Myra Giberovitch, […]

Montreal real-estate agents Bonnie Sandler (left) and Mary Lamey. (Photo: Caroline Ronalds)
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Pricing, staging and other tips from Montreal real-estate brokers

It’s become a cliché—buying a home is probably the most important investment most of us make. But selling that home is at least as important.

Start your day with the three Gs
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Start your day with the three Gs

The death of a parent, depression, losing your job, or surviving cancer can take a tremendous toll.

Travel: Feasting eyes on Botero’s Medellín in Colombia
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Travel: Feasting eyes on Botero’s Medellín in Colombia

We happened to be in Medellín, Colombia, to welcome the New Year of 2015, during our first visit to Colombia and Ecuador.