Heureux Naufrage (Fortunate Shipwreck)
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Preview: Heureux Naufrage (Fortunate Shipwreck)

The Charter of Values, as proposed by the former Parti Québécois government, raised inter-communal tensions, sparked an impassioned debate, and is now history. But what about the back-story, the historical developments that saw Quebec transformed from one of the world’s most pious Roman Catholic enclaves to this latest push for […]

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Facebook fraudsters exploit new territory

This summer, a public education campaign was launched in Nanaimo, BC, after one local senior was defrauded of almost $7,000, another lost $3,500 and a third unwittingly gave away $24,000. The method used was the now well-known grandson scam, which first appeared in 2008. It victimizes seniors by playing on […]

Sébastien Froidevaux (L) with Rev.Pierre Rivard (R)
(Photo by Kristine Berey)

Catholic Church engages in healing

A reporter asked Pope Francis last summer a question about the status of gay priests in the church. While his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had characterized homosexuality as “an intrinsic moral evil,” Pope Francis answered: “Who am I to judge them?” His attitude reflects a time of renewal and openness […]

Lose weight and feel great? It’s not too late

Being overweight is not a good thing, especially when you’re older. My battle with the bulge began when I stopped smoking 20 years ago, exacerbated by the side effects of medication. Even though I stopped drinking alcohol, I remained 30 to 40 pounds above the suggested weight for someone of […]

Editorial: Gaza war truce may be but a prelude to another round

Editorial: Gaza war truce may be but a prelude to another round

Recent developments in the horrific Hamas-Israeli conflict make it clear that progress toward peaceful accommodation is impossible with this terrorist gang. At least it’s clear for all whose minds are not clouded by pre-conceived notions of right-and-wrong in the region. Once again, and regrettably, the 1.8 million Palestinians living in […]

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McGill Chamber Orchestra promises eclectic season

McGill Chamber Orchestra’s (MCO) 75th season will feature a wide range of music including instrumental and choral works as well as world-class solo singers. All concerts will be conducted by Boris Brott, who will host a pre-performance talk one hour before each concert. This year is the 100th anniversary of […]

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Limitless Learning: Learn to read and play music

So you have that old clarinet sitting around the house, haven’t played it in years, and have that urge to make music. Or, maybe you never got to join the high-school band to play trombone, but it’s something you’d love to do. Now, seniors of all ages, who want to […]

Limitless Learning: Adult courses in Montreal
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Limitless Learning: Adult courses in Montreal

ATWATER LIBRARY Free Financial Literacy Sessions Sponsored by l’Autorité des marchés financiers. Advance registration required. Begins Wed. Sept. 17. 1-3pm. 514-935-7344 X 204 Low-Cost Computer and Digital Device Training. Fees for 8-hr. courses: Non-Members $140, Members $130, Seniors $120. 2-hr. workshops: $30. 1200 Atwater Ave. 514-935-7344 X 204 […]

Robert Libman believes his political and professional background are a good fit

Former CSL mayor Robert Libman back in action in Mount Royal for Tories

For many who have experienced the political trip, once is more than enough. But for Robert Libman, the pull of being a player hasn’t lost its grip. Co-founder of the Equality Party, former mayor of Côte St. Luc, and member of the Montreal executive committee, Libman is seeking the Conservative […]

Now 73, Dr. Jonathan Meakins is enrolled as 
an M.A. student in Fine Arts at Concordia University.

Renowned surgeon Jonathan Meakins goes for master’s in art history

Going back to school as a mature student is never easy, especially if you’re over 70. If you’re also six feet four, a confident and accomplished professional, with an Order of Canada in your lapel, fellow classmates less than half your age may feel intimidated. You’re sharing class rooms and […]