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Word Nerd: “Bespoke” crosses the pond. Crikey!
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Word Nerd: “Bespoke” crosses the pond. Crikey!

Some years ago while on a trip to England, I encountered some words and expressions that made me realize the importance of being bilingual in the English languages. For example, I asked someone in London where I could find an ATM. She looked nonplussed, but her companion translated, “he means […]

Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles
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Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles

  The Canada Council for the Arts has announced this year’s Governor-General’s Literary Award winners on November 13. Books in both official languages are selected from seven categories, including fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. English books selected include The Purchase (fiction, McClelland & Stewart), […]

A savings holiday is tempting, but don’t do it
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A savings holiday is tempting, but don’t do it

We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. At this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a […]

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Seniors residence marks Remembrance Day

In anticipation of Remembrance Day at Vista, executive director Ronald Brunet and residents gathered November 7 to pay homage to the veterans among them who fought for freedom. Mr. Edward Soloway, a recent recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for service during and after the war, was accorded an […]

The discovery of truth and freedom, North Korean style
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The discovery of truth and freedom, North Korean style

Unlike a certain monarchy I know of (hint: it’s just north of New York), we Americans have democracy, and the first week of November, we will have voted for somebody to be our leader. But not our Dear Leader or Beloved Leader. Just a plain ordinary Leader. Which brings me […]

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What’s happening in Montreal in November/December

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. Continuing Exhibit by Louise Jalbert • Nov. 8 – Dec. 24 Works on paper and canvas. Vernissage Nov. 8, 5pm. 100 Sherbrooke E.  514-872-5338 LaSalle Community Services Centre Painting class: Tues. […]

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You’ve paid your winter dues—go south

As the chilly, fall weather grinds ceaselessly toward winter, unpleasant memories creep into my mind of slush, ice, frigid weather and short days. The season erodes my tolerance. So, for the next two columns, I’d like to propose novel destinations and ways for retirees to escape the worst of winter. […]

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Sun Youth Christmas basket registration is on

Even though Halloween is barely over, Sun Youth is already in the Christmas spirit—and has been since the end of August. The Christmas Basket Campaign is a 30-year tradition that helps feed 18,000 people between December 18 and 24th. In addition to providing food for the holidays, Sun Youth will […]

Mind-body connection plays role in healthy food choices
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Mind-body connection plays role in healthy food choices

“Thank you, dear Lord, for our daily bread.” Amen. In these times, “bread” encompasses a huge variety of foods available in supermarkets; healthy foods, marginally healthy foods and unhealthy food. What is considered “good” food is not always perfectly good. Apples are sprayed, so you must wash them well, but […]

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Tandoori Taste in D.D.O.: One bite and you’re a believer

If you find yourself in the West Island searching for a warm, tasty pick-me-up on a cold night, look no farther than Tandoori Taste. One bite of their onion naan and you’ll be a believer. In a quiet strip mall at 6878 des Sources in D.D.O., Tandoori Taste offers traditional […]