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Transformative theatre supported by Cole Foundation grants
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Transformative theatre supported by Cole Foundation grants

Montreal theater-goers are in for some pioneering moments over the next two years as the local professional theatre community benefits from the injection of $375,000 in grants to 25 local companies by the Cole Foundation.

Cuba’s trade-off: sacrificing free expression and WiFi for universal, quality education, and healthcare
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Cuba’s trade-off: sacrificing free expression and WiFi for universal, quality education, and healthcare

Anyone who spends hours walking around popular neighbourhoods of this sprawling city of more than two million, as I did recently, will notice something unusual and surprising

Female pilots played a significant role during the Second World War. (Photo courtesy of Spitfire Productions)
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Medal available to veterans who fought in France

Since 2014, the government of France has been awarding its highest medal, the Legion of Honour, to Canadian veterans who participated in the liberation of France in 1944.

A bull riding cowboy holds tight as the bull lunges airborne, Oregon, 1916. Photograph by Miller Photo Co., National Geographic
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Rodeo plan for Montreal’s 375th stirs controversy

Opposition is growing to the NomadFest Urban Rodeo, planned as part of the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

CD review: Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
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CD review: Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble

The first time I played this CD – signature tunes by pianist Oscar Peterson, transcribed, arranged, and interpreted by Rémi Bolduc – the music lit up the room.

From Pierrefonds to Ecuador — living the dream and building the future
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From Pierrefonds to Ecuador — living the dream and building the future

Fed up with the Canadian winter and yearning for a liveable climate year-round, Donald Bosch and his wife Monique settled on Ecuador.

Joyce Wright is building a future for children
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Retired teacher makes a difference for Mexican children

A recently retired mother of two never expected to end up building structures for others – with her own hands.

Juan Rodriguez: Keith Jarrett’s improv — melodies or sheer funkalero
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Juan Rodriguez: Keith Jarrett’s improv — melodies or sheer funkalero

Long, rambling, multi-styled, often cathartic solo piano excursions have been the domain of Keith Jarrett, most notably in 1975 with The Köln Concert.

From left, Adrian Bercovici, Mary Maraj, Leonard Miller, Natalie and Sam Faria high school student volunteer
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Generations Foundation: Working together to make a difference

At the start of the school year, we engage in a flurry of activities to ensure that we can continue to serve hot meals to hundreds of hungry children.

Stuart McLean’s love of Canada started on the streets of Montreal
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Stuart McLean’s love of Canada started on the streets of Montreal

There was one person in that crew of perhaps a dozen talented and ambitious producers who responded to my distress – Stuart McLean.