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Co-founder and director Lynn Doyle with Ciné Gael’s program director Tim Hine: the 25th edition of the festival kicks off Friday with The Young Offenders. Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE

MONTREAL, QUE.: JANUARY 17, 2017 -- Lynn Doyle, right, co-founder and director of Ciné Gael, stands next to festival's program director Tim Hine, left, in the Hall building's auditorium at Concordia University on January 17, 2017. Ciné Gael is a Irish film festival which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.(Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 57954
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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Cine Gael

As Montreal gears up for its 375th, there is another less illustrious but no less special birthday being celebrated – Cine Gael’s 25th season of bringing Irish films to Montreal.

Hiking and skiing the Rockies with my daughter — Colorado style
Travel

Hiking and skiing the Rockies with my daughter — Colorado style

Traveling is not something I’m accustomed to, but my oldest daughter lives in Colorado.

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.

I have to do something. The pan is waiting for me. (Image courtesy of stock.xchng)
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Flavour Guy: I’m the re-dundancy in my kitchen

The machines have won. The recent Consumer Electronics trade show in Las Vegas has shown me the future.

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 […]