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Playwright, teacher Alyson Grant brings Royal Vic ghosts to life
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Playwright, teacher Alyson Grant brings Royal Vic ghosts to life

The magnificent grey limestone buildings that house the old Royal Victoria Hospital sit in all their glory on the slope of our mountain, their facades and turrets a monument to much real-life drama.

Fair trade: Ugandan schoolchildren have a Montreal champion
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Fair trade: Ugandan schoolchildren have a Montreal champion

Judy Labow’s active vocabulary does not include the word “retire.” Until 2013, she was head teacher of patients at the Jewish General Hospital’s Family and Child Psychiatry unit, where she continues to teach.

Liberal candidate Marc Miller did his thesis at U de M on globalization. Photo by Irwin Block
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Justin Trudeau’s got what it takes, says Liberal hopeful Miller

Justin Trudeau has been in the public eye virtually from the day he was born, on Christmas Day 1971, to parents with rock-star status. But does he have what it takes to lead the country?

Scholar Chantal Ringuet has immersed herself in Yiddish Montreal. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Chantal Ringuet shows human rights isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon

During the this year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Sept. 20, thousands of Montrealers will be pounding the streets of the city for their own well-being and to raise funds for a favourite cause.

Melody Moore stars as the tragic Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly in Montreal in 2015. (Photo by Chip Gillespie)
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Puccini’s evocative Madama Butterfly emerges at Place des Arts

Both opera buffs and neophytes will be delighted by Opéra de Montréal’s much-anticipated production of Madama Butterfly, starting September 19 at Place des Arts.

N.D.G.-Westmount NDP candidate James Hughes.
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NDP’s James Hughes wants to take social service to the next level

James Hughes, who carry the NDP party colours in the newly formed riding of NDG-Westmount, is relaxed, articulate, and thoughtful.

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.