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It's almost harvest time. Be patient and keep feeding your portfolio.
Columnists

Financial Fitness: How to reap a great investment harvest

Harvest season may not mean that much to you if you don’t work in agriculture. Nonetheless, you can learn a lot from those who do—especially in your role as an investor. Here are a few of these lessons to consider: “Feed” your portfolio. Through the proper combination of fertilizers and […]

Need eggs? Call a neighbour and you might get a few apples in the deal.
Columnists / Food

Flavour Guy: CookedIn could help keep us linked in with neighbours

Melanie has new communication skills. George is now doing video production. Sigfried and Dominique have updated their profiles. Sam, Susan and someone from Albania have endorsed my skills – whatever they are. I know all about this, even if I don’t know or even remember who these people are, because […]

Broken toaster? Consider getting it fixed rather than buying new.
Columnists

Smart Shopping: Reuse, repair, repurpose your treasures

The audience reading this newspaper doesn’t have to be told to get things repaired when they break rather than buying something new. You have all been brought up “green”— to reuse, repair and recycle. Unfortunately, we have become a throw-away society, and things are not made to last as long […]

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Word Nerd: The pure gold of synonym chains

Although in the Middle Ages it is unlikely that gold fetched more than $1,500 an ounce, we still should pity the Middle Ages alchemists who futilely endeavoured to turn lead into gold. For all they had to do to perform such a metamorphosis was to create a simple series of […]

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Legal Ease: How is a private residence defined?

In 2011, there were changes to the Quebec Civil Code with regard to leases for seniors’ residences that have affected senior tenants. These changes apply to leases entered into after November 30, 2011, and some changes have resulted in a certain amount of confusion. Some of the questions asked refer […]

Photo gallery: Peruvian faces and places
Travel

Photo gallery: Peruvian faces and places

During the winter of 2012-13, Barbara Moser toured the area around Cusco, Peru. This is a selection of her photographs.

Children play and learn at the train exhibition. (Photo: Ivan Dow)
Columnists

Sun Youth: All hands on board

By guest columnist Robert Ravensbergen. Every year, children return to school intent on working hard. But they also require play, experimentation and community to stay motivated beyond the expectations of their formal education. With this in mind, Sun Youth is hosting the Montreal Model Train Exhibition. This annual tradition offers […]

A hot meal provided by Generations Foundation.
Columnists

Generations Foundation: In harmony with Mother Nature

Generations Foundation is in harmony with Mother Nature. From hot summer days at country camps to fresh produce, youngsters enjoy the bounty that nature has to offer. During the school year, students will enjoy a hot breakfast on chilly mornings, have nutritious lunches and energy snacks in the morning and […]

It’s never to late to learn to talk to mom and dad
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It’s never to late to learn to talk to mom and dad

The Montreal Centre for Anxiety and Depression will host a talk September 27 on connecting with aging parents. The talk, moderated by Frances Kucharsky, offers tool to deal with demands on your time and resources, conflicts with siblings over care and ways to improve your relationship with your parents. There […]

Analysis: Portents of what could be in Israel — peaceful co-existence
Features

Analysis: Portents of what could be in Israel — peaceful co-existence

At a newsstand in Tel Aviv, I was looking for a copy of the day’s Ha’aretz, the left-of-centre daily, when an American-born senior advised me to buy the Jerusalem Post, which is centre-right. When I refused, he launched into a diatribe about the Arabs, claiming it was futile to re-enter […]