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What’s Happening in Montreal in February

ONGOING Ami-Quebec Roundtable discussion • Wed. Feb. 13. The Hoarding Life with speaker Dr. Keiron O’Connor. 7 – 9pm.  6875 Décarie #300 514-486-1448  amiquebec.org  Bon Appétit Dinner Club Visit restaurants around the city. Fri. 7pm. 514-264-8951  b.bulka@videotron.ca Club Gourmand Food lovers are invited to wine and dine every other Fri. […]

Journalist Robert Fisk: Arab awakening calls for “justice and dignity”
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Journalist Robert Fisk: Arab awakening calls for “justice and dignity”

Robert Fisk is an award-winning British journalist who can lay claim to the “Mideast expert” sobriquet because he’s been covering the Middle East for more than 35 years. A PhD in history, Fisk is not one of those reporters who fly in somewhere when things get hot, get a quick […]

Restaurant review: Parthenon is as close as it gets to Greece
Food / Reviews & Previews

Restaurant review: Parthenon is as close as it gets to Greece

There’s a new addition to the restaurant choices on Queen Mary near Earnscliffe that has what it takes to attract a loyal following. Three of us dined at the Parthenon on a frigid weekday night, thoroughly enjoyed its traditional Greek cuisine and left with full bellies and taste satisfaction. The […]

Mark Abley lends a voice to a Canadian black sheep
Features

Mark Abley lends a voice to a Canadian black sheep

Mark Abley has had a good professional relationship with that fickle woman Lady Luck—he’s been at the right place at the right time so that his talent as a poet, journalist, non-fiction writer and editor has received broad recognition. But just as Montreal-based Abley, 57, had completed his latest work […]

Publisher’s Note: The Senior Times reaches out to all of you
Editorials

Publisher’s Note: The Senior Times reaches out to all of you

“It’s hard to be a Jew” is an old Yiddish expression that has suited me very well in my 26 years as a publisher. I’ve been told my newspaper is too Jewish. I’ve been told it’s not Jewish enough. I’ve been called an “ultra Zionist.” I’ve been called “anti-Israel.” All […]

Editorial: Walk-in clinics can ease humiliating ER wait times
Editorials / Health

Editorial: Walk-in clinics can ease humiliating ER wait times

No-appointment clinics can ease ER overcrowding—but only somewhat. The answer to the problem lies elsewhere, in addressing the lack of family doctors in the Montreal urban agglomeration. Every year at this time we see headlines about overcrowded emergency rooms in city hospitals. Unless you are unconscious, having a heart attack, […]

Alzheimer’s battlefield keeps changing, researchers find
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Alzheimer’s battlefield keeps changing, researchers find

If by looking into a crystal ball you could learn whether your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease is higher than others’, you probably wouldn’t want to know. After all, definitive cause and cure continue to elude researchers and medications may stabilize the illness, but won’t reverse it. But what if […]

Letter: Louise Harel interview was irresponsible
Editorials

Letter: Louise Harel interview was irresponsible

Dear editor, I have been a reader of The Senior Times for many years and have always enjoyed it. However, I am upset at your choice of Louise Harel on the cover of your December edition. She has no place on the cover of an English-language newspaper. Throughout her political […]

Dr. Madan Bali: “We have become human doings, not beings”
Features / Health

Dr. Madan Bali: “We have become human doings, not beings”

The mind is in every cell of the body, yoga instructor Madan Bali tells me. We are sitting cross-legged on the floor of his spacious downtown studio. His voice is low and soft, but carries in the spartan room. He compares the body—the complete body, which includes the mind—with supercomputers […]

Capitalism collides with socialism as Cuba continues to evolve
Travel

Capitalism collides with socialism as Cuba continues to evolve

There is an evolution underway in Cuba. Banners are borne by weary multitudes waving computer-science degrees and wearing stethoscopes. Today the ordinary Cuban demands his due in the global economy. With the growing potential sanctioned by the government, floodgates are opening. Cuba is one of the most complicated and invigorating […]