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Cavalia's Odysseo in Montreal, 2015.
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Cavalia presents best practices when dealing with animals in entertainment

Using animals in entertainment often has negative connotations and evokes strong criticism from those concerned with animal welfare. Each year, at the Calgary Stampede, or closer to home, the Festival du Cochon in St. Perpétue, Quebec, domestic animals are subject to activities they fear and in resisting suffer avoidable injuries […]

Repercussion Theatre's Twelfth Night features Emelia Hellman, Mike Payette and Rachel Mutombo.
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Repercussion Theatre: Discover Shakespeare at a park near you

Known to many as one of Shakespeare’s most perfect comedies, Twelfth Night is a wild and touching story of a set of separate twins desperate to find their other half.

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Flavour Guy: Lazy days, radio baseball and burgers

To paraphrase the Lovin’ Spoonful: hot days, summer in the city, feet up, bum down, who needs to get around town…

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Financial Fitness: Three ways to use life insurance for charitable giving

Using life insurance for charitable giving can be an effective strategy to help you support registered charities of your choice.

Eric Siblin reaches for a state of grace in words and music
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Eric Siblin reaches for a state of grace in words and music

The performance space at the Casa del Popolo on St. Laurent filled up quickly to standing-room-only overcapacity last month for a special premiere.

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Montreal International Jazz Festival: Our selections

Here are suggestions for top concerts at indoor venues at this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia upbeat on the Trudeau factor
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Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia upbeat on the Trudeau factor

The upcoming election is more than a numbers game for incumbent MP Francis Scarpaleggia in Lac-Saint-Louis, who looks back at the 2011 result as something of an anomaly.

Let’s Talk About It: What of the orphaned elderly?
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Let’s Talk About It: What of the orphaned elderly?

Who looks out for seniors who have no family or friends to look out for them? A recent story that went viral caught my attention.

Children line up to board the bus to summer camp in the Laurentians last month. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)
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Generations Foundation: Learning from nature and each other

Everyone can benefit from the great outdoors. Camp Amy Molson in Grenville-Sur-La Rouge accepts campers 5 to 13 and Camp Trails End at Kinkora’s beautiful private lake in Ste-Adolphe-d’Howard welcomes those 6 to 17. Of the more than 350 underprivileged children who attend each camp, 95 per cent live below […]

A homeless man on Rene Levesque Blvd. in Montreal.
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Shelters not geared to special needs of older adults

They are the city’s homeless, part of the urban culture in North America and a living scar, a condemnation of our post-industrial society and its underside.