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Joyce Wright is building a future for children
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Retired teacher makes a difference for Mexican children

A recently retired mother of two never expected to end up building structures for others – with her own hands.

Legal Ease: New Quebec Bill seeks to combat elder abuse
Columnists

Legal Ease: New Quebec Bill seeks to combat elder abuse

There are numerous cases involving financial abuse of the vulnerable by children, relatives, and friends. Now the Quebec government is tackling institutional abuse.

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Columnists

The Word Nerd: Exploring the ever-changing and evolving meanings of words

Senior Times reader Shirley Skeans Newell asks, “Can you give me your interpretation of the word “triangulation”? Yes, there is the old geometric definition but in psychiatric circles nowadays, it has interpretations. It can signify gossip as in two people talking about a third person or it is a situation […]

Financial Fitness: Overcoming roadblocks to a comfortable retirement
Columnists

Financial Fitness: Overcoming roadblocks to a comfortable retirement

Of all the destinations you can identify, few will be as important as retirement — specifically, a comfortable retirement.

Juan Rodriguez: Keith Jarrett’s improv — melodies or sheer funkalero
Features

Juan Rodriguez: Keith Jarrett’s improv — melodies or sheer funkalero

Long, rambling, multi-styled, often cathartic solo piano excursions have been the domain of Keith Jarrett, most notably in 1975 with The Köln Concert.

From left, Adrian Bercovici, Mary Maraj, Leonard Miller, Natalie and Sam Faria high school student volunteer
Features

Generations Foundation: Working together to make a difference

At the start of the school year, we engage in a flurry of activities to ensure that we can continue to serve hot meals to hundreds of hungry children.

Walk cautiously in the snow! An even better idea: Stay indoors.
Columnists

Let’s Talk About It: Rethinking outings in the winter

Isolation is a serious problem. Montreal winters are especially difficult.

Sun Youth mourns the loss of Freda Kopyto
Columnists

Sun Youth mourns the loss of Freda Kopyto

Freda was a teacher’s aide for 30 years at Devonshire school and began volunteering at Sun Youth 20 years ago.

James Baldwin (center) was acclaimed
for his insights on humanity
Reviews & Previews

James Baldwin’s voice rises again in I Am Not Your Negro

We like to tell ourselves that our society has improved, that racism and the legacy of slavery are a thing of the past.

Editorial: Draconian U.S. border tactics threaten all of us
Editorials

Editorial: Draconian U.S. border tactics threaten all of us

Since the Trump ascendancy, there are signs that a new virtual wall is being erected on what used to be called one of the longest undefended borders in the world.