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First female senior rabbi installed at Temple Emanu-el-Beth Sholom
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First female senior rabbi installed at Temple Emanu-el-Beth Sholom

The scene: a crowded Friday night at the Temple Emanu-el-Beth Sholom in Westmount. Excitement is in the air as the huge main sanctuary fills up. This is no ordinary Sabbath service. The archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, is in the audience, as are Protestant clergy and U.S. consul-general […]

Montreal city councillor Alex Norris has a reporter's eye and a politician's ear.
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Montreal city councillor Alex Norris fights for a cleaner, greener city

What the heck is going on at city hall? In Montreal, Laval, Boisbriand, Mascouche—just about everywhere that big money is being spent on infrastructure—it appears that inflated prices, as much as double the market value, kickbacks to civil servants and elected officials and payoffs to political parties and the Mafia […]

How to pop your own popcorn and fight the oy!ment of November
Columnists / Features / Food

How to pop your own popcorn and fight the oy!ment of November

By Barry Lazar Fruit pie and ice cream, roast beef with drippings, A fresh cup of coffee, pots of soup simmering Onions cooked slowly ‘till they’re caramelizing These are a few of my favourite things…. I could go on, but you get the picture, and maybe a trace of taste […]

Insurance can last a lifetime – if you need it to
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Insurance can last a lifetime – if you need it to

By Deborah Leahy September was Life Insurance Awareness Month in the U.S. When you consider the benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that Canada should also have a month focused on this important part of your overall financial picture. According to the 2012 […]

Canadian fur makes a fashion comeback
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Canadian fur makes a fashion comeback

By Sandra Phillips Fur is fashion nowadays. Look around at the clothing scene and you will see that fur is everywhere. It crept onto the cuffs and collars of coats, then onto sweaters and capes. The Fur Council of Canada has been instrumental in modernizing the Canadian fur industry and […]

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What’s happening in Montreal in October/November

To have your event published in our December/January issue, please email editor@theseniortimes.com by Nov. 23. Please put What’s Happening in the subject line. BAZAARS Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club • Oct. 11-14 Boite de Noel, a juried sale of arts and crafts supporting NOVA and the Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary. […]

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Montreal’s Space for Life venues brew magic for Halloween

What could be spookier than ghosts, druids and witches wandering about archeological remains? Jack O’Lantern stepping aside from wandering purgatory to give the tour of said remains. Jack himself will be at Pointe-à-Callière this month to teach children how to talk to ghosts and outsmart the strange characters they’ll meet […]

Montreal’s Botanical Garden lantern festival a feast of light
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Montreal’s Botanical Garden lantern festival a feast of light

Designed in Montreal and produced in China, hundreds of lanterns illuminate the Botanical Garden for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Garden of Light.  The nearly 1,000 lanterns tell the tale of the Feast of Peaches, hosted by the Queen Mother of the West. Xi Wang Mu’s peaches of immortality take […]

Australia: Great Barrier Reefer madness
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Australia: Great Barrier Reefer madness

by Molly Newborn A trip to Australia is not complete without an expedition to the famous Great Barrier Reef. And so, I set out on a mini mission—to find Nemo. The Great Barrier Reef, which is great enough to be seen from outer space, is the world’s largest coral reef […]

Artsy Valparaiso, Chile: Up and down and up
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Artsy Valparaiso, Chile: Up and down and up

by Barbara Moser With its natural harbour, Valparaiso rapidly outgrew the narrow strip of land that borders the water and could only expand onto hills that jut out like thick fingers reaching to the sea. Hence, funicular lifts were built to gain access to the homes built above the original […]