What's Inside
April, 2007

Home
Feature
Greetings from MPs
Letters
Times & Places
20th Anniversary
Profile
Editorial
Theatre
Music
Technology
Food
Finance
Travel
Health
What's Happening

Columnists

Neil McKenty
Ursula Feist
Howard Richler
Mike Cohen

Subcriptions
Information

Contact Us

Sun Youth offers $1000 reward

THE SENIOR TIMES Montreal Resource Directory will be out in June. To advertise, please call 514-484-5033

On the road to recovery
by Peter D’Urso
The flowers, message boards and media have all left Dawson College but the memory of the shooting rampage will never fade.
Several months after Kimveer Gill walked into the Montreal College, things are beginning to go back to normal. “I think everyone is beginning to move on,” said Alex St-Jean, a full time student at Dawson. “It will never be the same but that initial fear has died down.”
The college halls are filled with people who have been affected by the tragedy. Although the initial panic has gone, there is still the lingering fear of history repeating itself. “There is no point in dwelling on what could happen,” Marc Rousseau said. “The only thing I can do is live my life to the fullest.”
It was pure coincidence that Montreal police officers were at the college on unrelated business. “No one wants to think about what would have happened if the cops weren’t already on the scene,” Alex St-Jean said “That’s what really freaked me out.”
Dawson has hired more security guards since the tragedy but students don’t seem to see the point. “Guards should have guns,” St-Jean said. “It’s the only way to stop an armed maniac.”
The issue of security at Dawson is still a very hot topic. “I don’t see a big difference in the number of security guards here and I don’t think more security is the answer,” Rousseau said. “Whether we had five or five thousand the outcome would have been the same.”
Kimveer Gill walked into an unsuspecting college that never saw him coming. Dawson has taken steps to prevent something like this from ever happening again. “I honestly don’t know what steps should be taken,” Rousseau said. “We can’t screen everyone for weapons or shoot first and ask questions later.”
Peter D’Urso is a Science student at Dawson.

Features

Soprano Elaine Jean Brown wins Bathroom Divas by Wah Keung Chan

Varna has it all — the sea, the culture  and the gold! by Barbara Moser

Challenges ahead for minority government

Blue Met brings you CanLit and more

De-glorify terrorism says B'nai B'rith

Consumers more critical of personal products by Kristine Berey

Latvian director sets a trap by Emily Wilkinson

Hats off to our Volunteers by Nicolas Carpentier

Discovering digital photography by Kristine Berey

Rule #1 for caregivers: do not argue with your loved one by Bonnie Sandler

Senior citizens' council welcomes volunteers

Book by Holocaust survivors a unique treasure by Kristine Berey

Support group dines out by Bonnie Sandler

Cuba:out of the resort and onto the street by Nancy Snipper

Grandma wants to start a support group

Stop worrying and start living by Georgia Remond

On the road to recovery by Peter D'Urso

Cantabile Chorale presents

Quebec potters and Dorshei Emet fight hunger

Finistère: A wild kind of wonderful
by Nancy Snipper

Children practice 3500-year-old tradition

Art of the Holocaust lecture series at the Cummings Centre by Kristine Berey

Mini Law at Cummings

Polish bazaar raises funds for orphans