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Le Nichoir bird sanctuary is not just for the birds
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Le Nichoir bird sanctuary is not just for the birds

Since 1996, Le Nichoir, Canada’s largest bird conservation and rehabilitation centre, has been providing care to injured and orphaned birds before releasing them into their natural environment.

Florence Luxenberg-Eisenberg at Treblinka.
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Walking on ashes and bones, preserving Holocaust sites

“Those sites where nothing is on the surface are the most powerful. You don’t see the ashes and bones you are walking on, unless you pick up some earth and see bone fragments in your hand.”

Royal Orr receives the Goldbloom Award. (Photo courtesy of CQGN)
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Activist, broadcaster Royal Orr wins Goldbloom Award

The election of Parti Québécois governments created convulsive events for Quebec Anglophones, but it allowed a new generation of community leaders to emerge.

Filmmaker Garry Beitel views Canada through a lens of peace
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Filmmaker Garry Beitel views Canada through a lens of peace

Canada has a new posture on the world stage: With combat roles in Afghanistan and Iraq, Canada has dropped from being the most active participant in UN peacekeeping personnel to 68th.

Red-hot jazz club Upstairs plans blowout 20th birthday party
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Red-hot jazz club Upstairs plans blowout 20th birthday party

It’s 10am on a Friday and the owner-manager of Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill has been at work for almost an hour. He won’t leave until midnight.

“We are now serving people in their 50s,” 
the community council’s Sheri McLeod notes.
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Clients are getting younger at N.D.G. Senior Citizens’ Council

“One of the big changes for the organization is that we are now serving people in their 50s.”

Federal election 2015: Too close to call in three ridings
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Federal election 2015: Too close to call in three ridings

Among closely watched local races, the outcome in newly-delineated Notre Dame de Grâce-Westmount and two other West End ridings could be considered too close to call. Marc Garneau, the Liberal incumbent and Canada’s first astronaut, was in his Monkland Ave. election offices recently when we asked him to define the […]

FACE School in Montreal
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Elected school boards guarantee anglo rights in Quebec, panel suggests

The Quebec government’s rejection of a report urging it to continue English school board elections, in spite of low voter participation, has upset the sponsoring groups.

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.