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The Senior Times celebrates spring
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The Senior Times celebrates spring

What is that great ball of fire in the sky? And—glory!—is it giving off heat? My friends, the winter of 2012-13 was mighty cold and dark (but great for skiers and exercising with a shovel), so The Senior Times would like to officially welcome the sunshine back to our fair […]

A full moon rises over the Chaos Theatre at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. (Photo by Hayley Juhl)
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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium goes to infinity … and beyond

Forty-seven years ago this month, the Dow Planetarium opened to the public. It closed its doors in October 2011 and the future of the heritage site is still being debated although the city hopes it will become a hub of the new Quartier de l’innovation downtown. The just-opened Rio Tinto […]

Editorial: Prime Minister Stephen Harper must go — and here’s why
Editorials

Editorial: Prime Minister Stephen Harper must go — and here’s why

Among the range of skewed priorities of the Stephen Harper regime is the government’s ideology-driven war on crime and its rapidly rising cost. It is one of several reasons the Conservatives are bad for Canada, out of touch with the voters of this city and province and deserve to be […]

What’s Happening in Montreal in April
What's Happening

What’s Happening in Montreal in April

Historias de Tango (Tango Stories) celebrates the fifth anniversary of the MonTango dance school and the 25th anniversary of Argentine tango in Montreal. April 12, 7:30 pm, Corona Theatre, 2490 Notre Dame W. $20-$24. Post-show milonga till 3 am at MonTango, 5588A Sherbrooke W.—free for ticketholders. ART Exhibit • ongoing […]

Continuing education programs in Montreal (2013)
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Continuing education programs in Montreal (2013)

Every year colleges and community centres in Montreal offer the inquisitive senior a chance to discover something completely different about themselves or to rediscover something they thought they had lost. Here are a few of the newest adventures in store for the lifelong learner: If you’ve ever gone to hear […]

Buy pottery at Empty Bowls events to help feed the hungry
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Buy pottery at Empty Bowls events to help feed the hungry

Empty Bowls is a great way to help feed the hungry, enjoy a tasty lunch, and take home a hand-crafted piece of pottery, all for $25. It started more than 20 years ago as a classroom project in a Michigan high school and has grown into a worldwide movement. All […]

Cuba by taxicab is faster, more interesting than taking the bus
Travel

Cuba by taxicab is faster, more interesting than taking the bus

Marion and I began our three-week sojourn in Cuba with a one-week stay at the Tuxpan in Varadero, a Soviet-styled block building fronting a beautiful sandy beach and an expansive swimming pool. The price was right: Canadian tour operators offer all-inclusives that provide the inexpensive packages and offer tours outside […]

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Financial Fitness: Estate planning isn’t just about dollars and cents

When people hear the words “estate planning,” they often assume it’s an activity only for retirees or near-retirees, but if you have a family, it’s never too soon to create your estate plan. Estate planning can seem like a daunting task, but you’ll find it easier to handle if you […]

Senator Hugh Segal is ready to see job eliminated, if that’s what voters want
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Senator Hugh Segal is ready to see job eliminated, if that’s what voters want

Most Canadians would be hard pressed to name any of Canada’s 105 senators. That’s the nature of the beast. Our senators are appointed by the governor-general on the recommendation of the prime minister. They require no public support or accountability to serve until age 75, and barring a scandal they […]

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Legal Ease: Homebuyers, be aware of municipal improvements

It’s April. Spring has arrived, the crocuses are in bloom and it’s time to go hunting for that perfect house. You find it, study the details contained in the listing and make an offer to purchase. A purchase price is negotiated, a mortgage is obtained and the date to complete […]