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Estate planning could include gift-giving

BY: DEBORAH LEAHY Many people have discovered that gifting assets while they are alive is a valuable estate-planning technique for passing wealth on to their adult children. One of the most important benefits of making a gift—which can be defined as a voluntary transfer of property to another made without […]

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Prepositions? What are you talking about?

BY: HOWARD RICHLER Freshman: “Sir, can you tell me where the dining hall is at?” Professor: “Don’t you know that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition?” Freshman: “OK, can you tell me where the dining hall is at, asshole?” From the time we entered high school we were […]

Sonya Thomas proves she can eat with the big boys, strapping on a hot-dog belt. Photos: Neil Abramson for Major League Eating
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The hot-dog days of summer

BY: HARRY ROLNICK I once asked the late Sir John Gielgud why he appeared in such a crummy movie as Satyricon. “My dear boy,” he said, “one can’t play Hamlet every night.” Or resist participating in an ancient Roman orgy-cum-food-fight, where, as the philosopher Cicero noted, “One slave wipes the […]

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Your independence is protected by the judicial system

BY: JOYCE BLOND FRANK B.A., B.C.L., LL.M. As seniors, we are constantly being told that our faculties are or will be reduced in the future. We are often told what we should or should not do. Society considers us fragile and, sometimes, “in need of protection.” As a senior myself. […]

Summer holidays: a tale of four sojourns
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Summer holidays: a tale of four sojourns

BY:MARK MEDICOFF This summer’s spectacular weather moved people to enjoy the many outdoor festivals afforded by the city. But the heat also steered many of our readers to spend time at a summer cottage and feast on the cool air. Some enjoyed summer by sojourning in the northern hemisphere, particularly […]

Golf tournament founding members Marvin Pascal (from left) and Lewis Israel with Mordy Gordon in 2010.  Photo courtesy of Sun Youth
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Kids are foremost on charities’ agendas

Here at Sun Youth: Nicolas Carpentier Back-to-school time conjures up a dream or two and yet I revisit not so pleasant experiences during my elementary school years. I frequently dreamed that I lost my report card and without it was unable to go back to school. I recently had the […]

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Let lessons be the instrument of your desire

BY: SANDRA PHILLIPS Music can break barriers and bring people together. It’s hear music in the park or a party going on without listening (and then humming along in your head)? Travel anywhere and you can be engrossed by a musical presentation without having to know the language. You are […]

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Events September 2012

Bazaars Church of St. John the Baptist • Sat. Sept. 15 Artisan Fair. 9 am-4 pm. 233 Ste. Claire, Pointe Claire Ste. Cécile Church • Sat. & Sun. Sept. 15 & 16 Flea market. 9am-4pm. 235 de Castelneau. 514-660-0649 St. Charles Church • Fri. & Sat. Oct. 5 & 6 Flea market. Fri. 9 […]

Tap artist: A Downy woodpecker 
spotted in Lachine this summer.
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Le Nichoir’s dream is to keep songbirds’ tunes available to all

In The Silence of the Songbirds, ornithologist Bridget Stutchbury states we may already have lost half the songbird species that populated the Earth only 40 years ago. The consequences could be grave, as songbirds form a vital part of our ecosystem and their loss would be a devastating blow to […]

Being a turncoat is tricky business
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Being a turncoat is tricky business

BY: IRWIN BLOCK Many of us are obsessed by the Second World War and the unprecedented devastation unleashed by the German killing machine until the great battles that turned the tide. But there is more to the stories of Stalingrad and Kursk, El-Alamein and D-Day than stamina, strategy and over-extended […]