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Chilling in Lima a scrumptious affair
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Chilling in Lima a scrumptious affair

We arrived in Lima to start our winter vacation December 13, after switching planes in Orlando and Panama City. Our driver, Fernando, was waiting for us, holding a sign that said “Barbara Moser.” He drove us to Hostel El Patio in Miraflores, a safe, green, comfortable area, and we were […]

Victoriaville music festival: Organized, improvised sound
Features

Victoriaville music festival: Organized, improvised sound

Normally placid Victoriaville becomes a musical Mecca May 16, as musicians and fans from across North America gather for the 29th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle. With 20 concerts over four days, it offers a panorama of musical territories and sonorities, expanding the possibilities of organized and improvised […]

Sun Youth: Celebrating the volunteers
Columnists

Sun Youth: Celebrating the volunteers

In 1954, a group of young volunteers created Sun Youth and today, volunteers remain the backbone of the organization. The work they accomplish is instrumental to Sun Youth’s ability to assist thousands of Montrealers every year. Women are a big part of the organization’s volunteer crew, performing a wide variety […]

Generations Foundation: The women behind every great charity
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Generations Foundation: The women behind every great charity

I am going out on a limb to play the devil’s advocate for a biblical female in praise of the female gender. Women are by nature nurturers and can elicit high degrees of whatever they put their minds to. Our biblical Eve did not set out to exact God’s condemnation […]

Editorial: Pierre-Karl Péladeau a poor choice for Hydro-Québec
Editorials

Editorial: Pierre-Karl Péladeau a poor choice for Hydro-Québec

Premier Pauline Marois has been naming a lot of Parti Québécois favourites to important government jobs lately, and when they are competent, these appointments are considered acceptable patronage. It’s part of the game. But she made a serious error in choosing media magnate Pierre Karl Péladeau as the new chairman […]

Editorial: Boycott clothing manufactured in Bangladesh to help save lives
Editorials

Editorial: Boycott clothing manufactured in Bangladesh to help save lives

Consumers love cheap clothes and shoes, but who is really paying the price for these bargains? The answer was revealed brutally to the world last month in the horror of the latest in a series of factory disasters in Bangladesh. Nearly 500 workers were crushed to death when a building […]

Flavour Guy: My mother’s cookbooks — archives of her life, and mine
Columnists / Food

Flavour Guy: My mother’s cookbooks — archives of her life, and mine

I have photos of my mother, keepsakes from her mantle, memories, of course. But what I enjoy most are a handful of her cookbooks. We have hundreds of books on cooking stuffed onto shelves. I keep planning a cull, maybe a basic 100. That would make sense, but that will […]

Legal Ease: Not reading all-risk insurance policy fine print can be risky business
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Legal Ease: Not reading all-risk insurance policy fine print can be risky business

Insurance is a contract in which the insurer, in return for payment of a premium, agrees to pay the insured if an event covered by the insurance occurs. There are two main types of insurance policies: personal and property. Sickness, accident and life insurance fall into the personal category. These […]

Smart Shopping for Mother’s Day: Frame Mom for love
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Smart Shopping for Mother’s Day: Frame Mom for love

May is the month we honour our mothers. When people can’t think of what to buy, they often fall back on the usual flowers and/or chocolates, both of which are delightful and yummy, but fleeting. Why not create or find something special and have it framed, so every time Mom […]

What’s Happening in Montreal in May
What's Happening

What’s Happening in Montreal in May

WELCOME TO BROADWAY, QUEBEC The award-winning Lyric Singers will burst into song at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, June 13-15, delivering music by George Gershwin, songs from Kismet, and selections from Anything Goes, Once on This Island, Cabaret, Titanic, The Book of Mormon and others. Reserve tickets at lyrictheatrecompany.com or 514-743-3382. ART […]