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When landlords and pet-lovers clash
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When landlords and pet-lovers clash

There are so many animals available for adoption and any number of people who would like to adopt but cannot because their landlord won’t permit it. We receive phone calls every year from people asking what can be done. They want to know what the Régie du logement will do […]

Generation Foundation’s miracle on Notre Dame St.
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Generation Foundation’s miracle on Notre Dame St.

Home is where the heart is. In 1999, Generations Foundation’s first home was in our own home. Adrian and I operated the charity from our basement for two years. We awoke to faxes coming in and attended to all manner of communication, including phone calls and emails from morning till […]

Updated: Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured
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Updated: Missing, murdered aboriginal women honoured

On February 14, Roberta McIvor, murdered in 2011, and Maisy Odjick, missing since 2008, received a different sort of Valentine’s Day gift, the gift of acknowledgment. At the 22nd annual memorial march held for missing and murdered aboriginal women, the girls’ photographs were carried, mounted on placards, their brilliant smiles […]

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Knitters have a yarn to tell on Ravelry.com

Looking to knit or crochet booties for a new baby? A hat for your cat? A sweater for the dog? Chances are good that you can find the perfect pattern on Ravelry.com. You have to sign up for a free membership before you can use the site, but trust me, […]

Retirement is puzzling at the best of times. Make sure you have all the pieces.
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What’s my retirement number?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how everyone needs to hit a certain “number” before they can retire comfortably—a number that is, frankly, intimidating to many Canadians. Is it true? Your so-called “number” or retirement savings threshold won’t come from a simple formula. Contrary to what some may […]

Sun Youth Book Store is open to the public
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Sun Youth Book Store is open to the public

All books, CDs and movies donated to Sun Youth get a second life at our bookstore. Open to the public, profits finance Sun Youth emergency services programs. At the heart of the bookstore are volunteers Claudette Toutant and Kea Sénécal. Tuesday to Thursday, they share their love for books, music […]

Love & Money: When family love is overwhelmed by law
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Love & Money: When family love is overwhelmed by law

Love and money can sometimes lead to unfortunate results. Say you loaned one of your children money and he hasn’t repaid all or a part of it at the time of your death? Or what if you downsize and sell your home to one of your children and there remains […]

Generations Foundation holds Valentine’s Day gala
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Generations Foundation holds Valentine’s Day gala

The heart is a symbol of love, warmth and caring and was chosen as the focus of the Generations Foundation logo, which you can see on the cover of The Senior Times. The hands, one larger, one smaller, denote “reaching out to help.” Would you like to help and have […]

Peru’s Nazca lines — extraterrestrial?
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Peru’s Nazca lines — extraterrestrial?

It was a long, windy, and nauseating 14-hour bus ride from Cusco to Nazca. My mother, Barbara, her husband, Irwin, and I were looking to escape the cold and wet of Cusco—not to mention the altitude sickness—and to bask in the heat in one of Peru’s driest towns: Nazca. I […]

Janina Fialkowska returns to McGill’s Pollack Hall
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Janina Fialkowska returns to McGill’s Pollack Hall

In her youth, Janina Fialkowska’s name was associated with Chopin, since the renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein had taken her under his wing and pronounced her “a born interpreter” of the great Polish composer. Her name became synonymous with courage, as she conquered cancer that threatened in mid-career to destroy her […]