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Children line up to board the bus to summer camp in the Laurentians last month. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)
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Generations Foundation: Learning from nature and each other

Everyone can benefit from the great outdoors. Camp Amy Molson in Grenville-Sur-La Rouge accepts campers 5 to 13 and Camp Trails End at Kinkora’s beautiful private lake in Ste-Adolphe-d’Howard welcomes those 6 to 17. Of the more than 350 underprivileged children who attend each camp, 95 per cent live below […]

A homeless man on Rene Levesque Blvd. in Montreal.
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Shelters not geared to special needs of older adults

They are the city’s homeless, part of the urban culture in North America and a living scar, a condemnation of our post-industrial society and its underside.

Poet Mark Abley faces down Pinocchio, other ghosts in new book
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Poet Mark Abley faces down Pinocchio, other ghosts in new book

Montreal’s fascinating history, ethno-cultural mix, older neighbourhoods, architecture, and geographical setting make it a city for poets.

Analysis: Exposing Harper’s silencing of  independent voices
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Analysis: Exposing Harper’s silencing of independent voices

No one was surprised when a Conservative-dominated Parliamentary committee, examining so-called anti-terrorism legislation, refused to hear Privacy Commissioner Daniel Thouin this winter.

West Island community rallies for local groups
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West Island community rallies for local groups

West Island Community Shares has announced that it surpassed its fundraising goal of $1.2M, to raise $1.215M.

In Mount Royal, it’s Libman vs. Housefather
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In Mount Royal, it’s Libman vs. Housefather

They share similar ethno-cultural backgrounds, went to the same high school, Herzliah, and served as Côte-Saint-Luc mayor. Both admire retiring Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, and now are set to fight it out to replace him in the October federal election.

Ethel Rosenberg, Billie Holiday lynched by the system
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Ethel Rosenberg, Billie Holiday lynched by the system

There were protests around the world, including in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, but the harsh sentence and refusal of President Eisenhower to provide clemency came in the context of Cold War hysteria.

Raging Grannies sweat it out against climate-change inaction
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Raging Grannies sweat it out against climate-change inaction

It was Earth Day, the day after Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s budget failed to mention Climate Change, with no new money to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Gloria Ménard is committed to protecting the mountain. (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Activist’s attention focuses on nature, anglo rights

Ménard loves the mountain and, as a founding member of Les amis de la montagne, has worked hard to fight for its integrity. Plus she’s angry with those who pollute it by not picking up after their dogs.

CD Review: Discover World Music (Various Artists)
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CD Review: Discover World Music (Various Artists)

For weeks now, I have been listening to and been inspired by this extraordinary compilation of 18 songs. They’re on on two CDs – music from around the world, beautifully recorded, varied, and a source of continued pleasure. Call them folk, or roots; you don’t have to understand the words to […]