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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.

Times and Places: Life and death have different meanings in India
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Times and Places: Life and death have different meanings in India

by Albert Cormier The principal reason for my trip to India was to spend three days in the holy city of Varanasi. My ultimate goal was to see the Ganges, this mythical sacred river where each day thousands of Hindus bathe to purify themselves in water that is extremely polluted! […]

Shortage of medications reaches critical point in Cuba
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Shortage of medications reaches critical point in Cuba

Ricardo was different. He was desperate, almost frantic.

A cozy kitchen, photographed by Mathilda Tan (courtesy of stock.xchng)
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Kitchen essentials from the Flavourguy

Here’s all you need. Or mostly what you need.

Festival de la Voix begins March 21
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Festival de la Voix begins March 21

The annual Festival de la Voix, in its new expanded version, takes place in Dorval, Pointe-Claire, and Beaconsfield from March 21 to 29.

Art increases stability, autonomy for this special artist
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Art increases stability, autonomy for this special artist

Alana Barrell is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who uses art to maintain her stability and increase her autonomy.

There are blue skies over McGill, one of the many campuses offering courses on a host of topics this fall.
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Montreal student days sparks themes in novel

Related: October Crisis sets scene in Irena Karafilly’s The House on Selkirk Ave. Born in the Russian Urals, Irena Karafilly received her post-secondary education at McGill and was a student there in October 1970. Her neighbour was the nationalist singer Pauline Julien. “I happened to be living on Montreal’s Selkirk Avenue […]