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Smart Shopping: Swimsuits are no laughing matter

Even for women who adore shopping, looking for a bathing suit is often something they dread. It’s impossible to imagine how a suit is going to fit from its appearance drooping on a hanger. It is not uncommon to have to try on 20 bathing suits before finding one that […]

Generations Foundation: Peace and art are the fruits of summer camp
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Generations Foundation: Peace and art are the fruits of summer camp

Everyone looks forward to the last week of school, especially those who are graduating. Adrian Bercovici and I presented the Generations Foundation Citizenship and Community Awards of commemorative plaques and laptop computers to six students at six schools. We also participated in graduation ceremonies at St. Raphael, St. Gabriel and […]

Sun Youth: All ages can get away to summer camp
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Sun Youth: All ages can get away to summer camp

As city-dwellers, we seek places to rest and relax, looking to renew our passion for life in the presence of nature’s revitalizing power. Nestled among rich fir and evergreen woods, in the midst of the Laurentian mountains, Sun Youth’s summer camp in Rivière Rouge offers a vital and uplifting experience […]

A true tragedy as Windows takes exception to the Bard
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A true tragedy as Windows takes exception to the Bard

I’m not one of those numerous loony bin creatures who believes the world is imminently coming to an end. Let me rephrase that. My computer not only crashed last week, but the hard drive cracked into a gazillion virtual pieces, all my data were destroyed, and the world seemed it […]

Restaurant review: Thanjai
Food / Reviews & Previews

Restaurant review: Thanjai

There are dozens of Indian restaurants in Montreal offering a mainly North Indian menu, but few with a South Indian cuisine featuring a huge choice of dosas­—savory crepes—and other regional delights. We’re talking about Thanjai, which we visited last month at its bright and airy location on Van Horne, just […]

Canadian history exposed in deeply personal memoir
Features

Canadian history exposed in deeply personal memoir

Until recently, many Canadians did not know that for over a hundred years it was government policy to remove aboriginal children from their homes during their most formative years and raise them in often-abusive residential schools. In the wake of a class-action suit sparking the Idle no More movement, an […]

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Legal Ease: Heard the one about the ethical lawyer?

The image most people have of a lawyer is a person in a grey or dark suit, looking solemn and carrying a briefcase. Lawyer stories, jokes, and cartoons abound. Many of us have seen the cartoon where a restaurant customer says to the waiter: “I can’t order until my attorney […]

Editorial: Bill 101 has been an effective instrument
Editorials

Editorial: Bill 101 has been an effective instrument

When the Office Québécoise de la langue française was proposed 35 years ago, it was the object of both delight and scorn. For the PQ government of René Lévesque, it was necessary to stop the erosion of French in Quebec. For many anglos, it was a direct assault on the […]

Just for Laughs: Immerse yourself in laughology
Reviews & Previews

Just for Laughs: Immerse yourself in laughology

Laughter is known to be the best medicine, and lately laughter yoga and laughter therapy and something laughingly called laughology are springing up, all very laudable to be sure. But laughter feels so much better when it is triggered by humour. Flat or funny, the people whose business it is […]

Piano prodigy: Heads turn as young Pinchas Antal scales the music scene
Features

Piano prodigy: Heads turn as young Pinchas Antal scales the music scene

The Moscow-trained pianist was entertaining a full house at the Castel Royal residence, playing waltzes and tunes that struck a familiar chord with the attentive and appreciative crowd. Then the mood suddenly shifted to one of excited anticipation as 12-year-old Pinchas Antal entered the room to display his remarkable talent. […]