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Just for Laughs: Comics throw trashy humour to the curb
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Just for Laughs: Comics throw trashy humour to the curb

  On the eve of International Women’s Day, standup comic Jenny Collier, 30, was cancelled from a comedy show despite having already been booked, because there were “too many” women. “I was completely dumbfounded, not only by the fact that I was cancelled for this reason but also by the […]

RECAA and Contactivity members danced at the Atwater Library to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
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RECAA highlights elder abuse in unique ways

An audience diverse in age and background got a leg up on elder abuse recently. “We have to be intercultural when we look at the issues involved in elder mistreatment,” said RECAA coordinator Anne Caines. “It occurs in all cultural communities and all classes.” RECAA’s full name is a mouthful: […]

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Word Nerd: In context, slang ain’t so bad

Harris Academy, a girls’ high school in South London, wasn’t impressed by the manner its students were rendering the language of Shakespeare. To wit, last October it banned the use of slang by students throughout most of the institution. School principal Chris Everitt introduced this list of eight forbidden words […]

CD review: Fern Lindzon
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CD review: Fern Lindzon

Fern Lindzon Like a Circle in a Spiral (Iatros/MAPL) This 11-song collection reveals the growing confidence and expanded scope of singer/pianist Fern Lindzon. On this, the third CD by the classically trained Toronto artist, we hear a more nuanced vocal treatment than on previous recordings, with less emphasis on her […]

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Financial Fitness: Vacation planning a ticket to better investments

You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all” this summer, but as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. Some of the efforts required for successful vacations can teach us valuable lessons in other areas of life — such as investing. Secure your home […]

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Legal Ease: Travel insurance strips away complications

Getting sick on vacation without private insurance can lead to all kinds of trouble. Understandably, Quebec doesn’t want to subsidize health care obtained outside the province. Getting reimbursement for such care is exceptional and subject to specific conditions found in the Health Insurance Act. To benefit from coverage you must […]

What’s happening in Montreal in July/August 2014
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What’s happening in Montreal in July/August 2014

Bazaars St. Willibrod’s Church •  Sat. July 5, Sat. Aug. 9, Sat. Sept. 6 9am-3pm. 351 Willibrod, Verdun. 514-769-9678 Annual Lawn Book Sale and Barbecue • Wed. July 9 10am-3pm. Atwater Library. Pointe-Claire Balcony Boutique Wed. Aug 13 • Gently used clothes, books. Free coffee. 10 am-noon. St. John’s United […]

Richard Yufe has designs on Mount Royal riding
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Richard Yufe has designs on Mount Royal riding

He’s young, smart, accomplished, and committed to a set of values. He believes the Mount Royal riding is ready to vote Conservative in next year’s federal election, and, after helping run their last campaign, is considering taking the plunge himself. Meet Richard Yufe, 35, a long-time Hampstead resident who graduated […]

Explore Jewish Montreal with walking tours
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Explore Jewish Montreal with walking tours

Much of Montreal’s history is still visible today in the buildings, streets and alleyways of the city’s older districts, and that includes Jewish Montreal. A series of walking tours has been developed by the Museum of Jewish Montreal and runs this summer until Labour Day weekend. It’s an opportunity to […]

Jonathan Goldbloom eyes Liberal seat in Mount Royal
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Jonathan Goldbloom eyes Liberal seat in Mount Royal

The federal election may be a year off, but the battle for the Mount Royal riding has begun with the unexpected entry of a new candidate for the Liberal nomination. Jonathan Goldbloom, 58, a veteran public relations professional and member of one of the city’s most distinguished Jewish and Liberal […]