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Have a rich breakfast with top Canadian authors

In Montreal, B & B has acquired a different meaning as Books & Breakfast – the now annual celebration of new writing by mainly Montreal authors.

Montreal Gazette editorial cartoonist Terry (Aislin) Mosher with Sparky. (Photo by Barbara Moser)
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Aislin, master of satire, publishes book No. 47

The targets of editorial cartoonist Aislin’s pen are local, Canadian and world leaders, and though they may not be amused at first, readers gobble it up.

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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Home for Colored Children: Nova Scotia government backtracks, apologizes

In Halifax Friday, Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the abuse of former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, calling it “one of the great tragedies in our province’s history that your cries for help were greeted with silence for so long.”

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Dowson urges anglos to vote in school-board elections

The stakes have never been higher for anglophones in local school board elections to be held Nov. 2, and broadcaster Anne Lagacé Dowson is urging community members to register and vote.

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Generations Foundation: Nourishment key to learning

We live and learn life’s lessons every day. At Generations Foundation we focus on children in a variety of educational settings from pre-school to university. We offer nourishment daily to over 7,700 children in 100 schools and learning centers. At Elizabeth High, young mothers are taught basic life skills while […]

Syd Kronish, president of the Cote St. Luc Men’s Club, (left) thanks Irwin Cotler for his talk. (Photo by Jack Frank)
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Irwin Cotler: Antisemitism new global threat

By Sid Birns Last month Irwin Cotler spoke to over 300 club members of the Côte St. Luc Senior Men’s Club on international terrorism and antisemitism. Cotler talked about the explosion of international terrorism and global antisemitism as an assault on our fundamental values and proposed what Canada and the […]

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Geraldine Doucet celebrates new adventure

The veteran actress is now the first director of theatre at Projet C & D (Centre héritage pour aînés), a new Montreal North senior day centre. Their planned internet radio channel will offer seniors the chance to tell their life stories and participate in Doucet’s Radio Theatre Project. “I am […]

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Facebook fraudsters exploit new territory

This summer, a public education campaign was launched in Nanaimo, BC, after one local senior was defrauded of almost $7,000, another lost $3,500 and a third unwittingly gave away $24,000. The method used was the now well-known grandson scam, which first appeared in 2008. It victimizes seniors by playing on […]

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Catholic Church engages in healing

A reporter asked Pope Francis last summer a question about the status of gay priests in the church. While his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had characterized homosexuality as “an intrinsic moral evil,” Pope Francis answered: “Who am I to judge them?” His attitude reflects a time of renewal and openness […]

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Lose weight and feel great? It’s not too late

Being overweight is not a good thing, especially when you’re older. My battle with the bulge began when I stopped smoking 20 years ago, exacerbated by the side effects of medication. Even though I stopped drinking alcohol, I remained 30 to 40 pounds above the suggested weight for someone of […]