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Word Nerd: How Chinese flavours our language

Chinese civilization dates back at least 4,000 years and is the source of many of the world’s greatest inventions including paper, printing, and the compass, not to mention fine porcelain china.

Atwater Library events for March 2015
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Atwater Library events for March 2015

The Atwater Library has scheduled a lunchtime series this month covering a variety of areas of interest.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini, 2014. Courtesy of the McGill Chamber Orchestra.
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McGill Chamber Orchestra presents two one-act operas

The McGill Chamber Orchestra once again kicks off its new season with Bach’s music.

Pascale Déry photo by Barbara Moser.
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Pascale Déry: We’re warming up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

First impressions mean a lot, and television journalist Pascale Déry immediately impresses with her sparkling personality, positive outlook, friendly approach, and grasp of political issues.

The Badlands in South Dakota. Photo by Hayley Juhl
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Book review: Blacktop – Driving Across America

The destinations Juhl describes, such as a highway in Kansas, belie their mystery at first, as do the photographs of, say, a road-sign in the desert. But the sign says “Eureka”– there really is a place called that. And does “Buford” really have a population of one?

Digital Whyzdom: All about #hashtags
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Digital Whyzdom: All about #hashtags

by Marc Poellhuber It’s 8am in Atlanta, I am barely awake and the waitress asks: “Will that be grits or hash browns?” Trust me, I know all about befuddlement in the face of new words. You need to know that the term “hashtag” has been included in the Oxford English […]

Book review: Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover
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Book review: Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover

As the New Year was approaching, a Nanos Research opinion survey indicated that Stephen Harper was regaining support due to perceived foreign policy successes and tax cuts.

Call for volunteers: Winter 2015
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Call for volunteers: Winter 2015

MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre seeks volunteers for visually-impaired clients in St-Laurent, NDG, Hampstead, Côte-St-Luc, Montreal, and LaSalle, to visit, help with shopping, take walks, read mail, or converse with clients.  rhindi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca, 514-488-5552 X 1324 TEL-AIDE urgently needs volunteer listeners to respond to calls from people in distress. Next training sessions occur […]

Patrick Jr., Patrick, and Josephine MacFadden. (Photo: Lois Siegel)
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A tribute to Patrick D. MacFadden

A university education is much more than lectures, books, research papers, and exams. It’s about the people you meet, professors and fellow students, the extra curricular activities you take part in, and the resulting ideas, debates, and insights.

New citizenship medal to honour  D’Arcy-McGee activists
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New citizenship medal to honour D’Arcy-McGee activists

Residents of D’Arcy McGee riding will be eligible for a new award that recognizes outstanding work in the community.