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The Word Nerd: Deconstructing austerity, which once meant stormy weather
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The Word Nerd: Deconstructing austerity, which once meant stormy weather

Austerity — a much despised term. Judging by the manner the word is ejaculated by some people, you’d get the impression ‘austerity’ represents a form of financial waterboarding.

Legal Ease: Quebec Highway Safety Code requires updates
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Legal Ease: Quebec Highway Safety Code requires updates

Whether we walk, drive or cycle, common sense requires that we exercise prudence and that we yield our right of way so as to protect the most vulnerable and minimize damage.

Discover the heart of the McGill Chamber Orchestra
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Discover the heart of the McGill Chamber Orchestra

The McGill Chamber Orchestra presents the first episode of their new web series “At the Heart of the Orchestra”! Meet the Artistic Director and Conductor Boris Brott. Produit par / produced by: Barbara Heath Lopez Video par / video by: Nania Sergi

Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover
Features / Health

Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover

Chad Ronalds is preparing for a Spartan Race in Montreal this summer. You can read each installment in his journey by clicking here. As I prepare for my first Spartan Race event – a five kilometer run with 20 obstacles – I realize that thinking I’m in reasonable shape for […]

Editorial: Death by bureaucracy: how Quebec health care failed Mark Blandford
Editorials

Editorial: Death by bureaucracy: how Quebec health care failed Mark Blandford

It should come as no surprise that the director of professional services responsible for St. Mary’s Hospital resigned last month, barely two years after her appointment.

Passport photo, 1929: L to R: Bella, 8; Rita, 4; Becky, 10; and their mother Chava.
Features

Artist Rita Briansky recalls her early years

“We arrived in Canada on October 28, 1929, the day before the stock market crash”

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Benefit dinner raises funds for three food banks

On April 6th, the chef and owner of the new restaurant Petite Maison, Danny St-Pierre, opened his doors to Moisson Montréal, Moisson Rive-Sud and the Centre de bébévolat et moisson Laval for a benefit dinner to raise money for the Great Food Drive for Children. Close to 60 friends of […]

Syrian Family: Raghad Zammar (mother), Hani Khouri (father),
Mary and Zinah (sisters)
Features

An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi, helping Syrian refugees

Once they arrive in Montreal, Syrian refugees have to start from scratch, and setting up a home is their main priority.

Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence
Reviews & Previews

Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence

Martha Graham, Grand Dame of modern dance, whose influence still resonates, defined dance as communication.

Photo courtesy of Shen Yun 2015
Reviews & Previews

Shen Yun operatic spectacle dazzles at Place des Arts

Convulsive changes in Chinese society have rekindled a yearning for free expression, cultural diversity, and creativity linked to traditional arts.