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Picture it: your living room, December 2019. The tree is all aglow, the eggnog poured (and spiked), the whole family gathered 'round—and you're only half-present. Your mind keeps wandering to what might be waiting for you just a click or a scroll away. Work emails. News updates. Candy Crush … Read more

The holidays quite often means hosting guests at your home, and keeping up with your own household plus extras can be draining. So here are some ways of preparing your home for guests so you can enjoy the holiday season as much as your visitors. Read more

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Picture it: your living room, December 2019. The tree is all aglow, the eggnog poured (and spiked), the whole family gathered 'round—and you're only half-present. Your mind keeps wandering to what might be waiting for you just a click or a scroll away. Work emails. News updates. Candy Crush … Read more

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With everything going on around the holidays, who has time to window shop and peruse the internet to find out about what the hottest gifts are? Don't worry - I've got you. I've put together some gift guides to help you find great presents for all the most important people in your life. Here … Read more

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The Morgan Arboretum is launching its annual Benefit Christmas Sale to be held from Saturday, Nov. 30, until Christmas Eve — an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause while shopping for the season. They have trees, wreaths, boughs, and firewood for sale. In addition, the Arboretum makes… Read more

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On Friday, Nov. 8, over 200 people gathered at the West Island Women’s Centre (WIWC) for their 24th annual silent auction. This event, their primary fundraiser, was hosted by Jessica Rusnak of CBC Radio. Attendees had fun offering their bids, enjoyed food and drinks, and had chances to win d… Read more

A foster home is being sought for a two year old with good disposition. He is generally a happy, playful and sociable toddler who smiles a lot and is always excited to interact with children of his age upon meeting them. Jordan has a good daily routine; he eats well and sleeps through the night. Read more

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Mike Downey will become the ninth headmaster of Selwyn House School, taking over from current Headmaster Hal Hannaford in June. Currently serving as Assistant Headmaster and Head of Senior School, Mr. Downey has worked at the Westmount school as a teacher, coach and administrator for 30 years. Read more

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, formerly Burma, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and due to a common mispronunciation, many people will argue that the Bernese Mountain Dog — or Burmese Mountain Dog as they will say — originated there. In fact, this glorious breed was b… Read more

It’s not always easy to find the perfect place to live, a place where you have all the space and amenities you need, where you feel secure and are in pleasant surroundings and above all, a place you can afford. As a baby boomer, I lived in a modest but comfortable childhood home with a decen… Read more

Whether you are a dog owner or spend little or no time with dogs, it can be relatively easy to understand how a dog is feeling. We know a scared dog tucks its tail, an angry dog bares its teeth or shows its hackles, and a worried dog just looks worried. Trying to decipher what a cat is feeli… Read more

How many times have you been out walking your dog and another dog is approaching with its owner showing no sign of giving you and your dog some space? And as you move away, they look at you all insulted or confused because their canine can’t socialize with yours. “It’s ok, my dog is friendly… Read more

Alexis has been at the Montreal SPCA for quite some time. The shelter is currently looking to place him into a temporary foster home while he waits to meet his forever family. Essentially, he’s looking for an all-inclusive vacation: we provide his aquarium, food and necessary equipment to ke… Read more

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The first day of September might be Labour Day to most, but to an increasing number of foodies, it’s becoming synonymous with Day One of the annual Le Burger Week. Held September 1-7, participating restaurants in cities across Canada and the U.S. create a special burger just for the occasion… Read more

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Ile-Perrot Toyota and Mazda 2-20 Ile-Perrot stand out by winning an important Canadian award. The two Groupe AutoForce dealerships have reached the top 25 Best Car Dealerships to Work For in Canada. A list that includes only four Quebec dealerships. Read more

When you buy a new car it starts depreciating as soon as you drive it off the lot. There are plenty of old cars with relatively few miles — under 100,000 — that have been very well cared for and still have a lot of life left, considering that the average car on the road today is close to 12 … Read more

Many people see electric cars as something that’s great for getting around town, but not for taking on long highway trips. Well, that’s where neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) come in. They’re designed specifically for shorter, low-speed jaunts – and the Eli Zero is one of the latest to … Read more

The holidays quite often means hosting guests at your home, and keeping up with your own household plus extras can be draining. So here are some ways of preparing your home for guests so you can enjoy the holiday season as much as your visitors. Read more

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Move over neutral ceramic and stone. The year ahead will see trendy homes outfitted with tiles and slabs that feature bold colours, luxurious patterns, surprising textures, unique shapes, metallic and lacquered finishes, richer veining and floor-to-ceiling wrapping. That’s the message of ind… Read more

An estimated three million Canadians have one, and they have emerged as the single largest contributor to the growth of household debt in Canada. Yet many consumers do not appear to fully understand how they work. No, we’re not talking about credit cards or car loans. We’re talking about hom… Read more

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Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase of your life. It’s a time when you’ll want to get things right and not miss any important details. Use this list to make sure you are doing what you need to be doing to protect yourself and your family from costly surprises in the future. Read more

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Every year, the winners of the Habitat Design Awards Contest celebrate the talent and creativity of artisans in the field of residential construction. These distinctions — around twenty were awarded this year — aim at celebrating excellence in the construction of new dwelling units in the gr… Read more