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As a fellow mom, there’s nothing more challenging than keeping our kids busy during these long school-less days, especially when we have to work from home, too. We’re all looking for activities that will not only keep our children engaged but entertained, too – and hey, maybe they’ll learn a…

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I am a proud Canadian. I always have been. I was born on the West Coast under the shadow of the Pacific Coast Mountains, and later in life moved to the East Coast and now live just outside the city of Montreal. I adore my big little country that touches two oceans and contains so many cultur…

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Welcome to The 2020 Spring Series – The More You Know. In this series you will read about people and situations which will broaden your horizons. We will enter into places and spaces which are not frequent paths. Certainly, what you will come to appreciate is the value of knowing more. This …

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In a statement released on March 27, Equifax said it is continuing to closely monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and its significant financial impact on consumers and businesses around the globe. All businesses — particularly small and medium-sized businesses — are…

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This entire ordeal is testing my "brave mom" face. I can put on a "brave mom" face when my son falls and scrapes his knee, and even though he's bleeding a bit and my mind is racing and I want to throw up, I smile and calmly tell him "it'll be alright." But this time, I tell him everything is…

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A March 23 article published in Travel Industry Today let readers know that Sunwing’s final customer repatriation flight will took place on Sunday, March 22, bringing home more than 60,000 people over the course of the last week, including over 3,300 stranded Canadian non-Sunwing customers f…

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Ten years ago, if you’d asked me where I thought I’d be in my life right now, the answer would not have been a divorced mother of an 8-year-old boy, currently having to work from home and home-school because of a worldwide pandemic, while also trying to juggle co-parenting with my child’s fa…

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Your time is precious - I get that, which is why you want to optimize your time at the grocery store. Especially because we are supposed to limit our time in public places - you want to make the most of your time while you're there. So, here are great time-saving and money-saving tips for yo…

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Welcome to The 2020 Spring Series – The More You Know. In the series you will read about people and situations which will broaden your horizons. We will enter into places and spaces which are not frequent paths. Certainly, what you will come to appreciate is the value in knowing more. This m…

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While many of us have seen images of those massive concentrations of plastic debris floating over large swaths of the Earth’s oceans, most of us don’t see the countless pieces travelling the globe, unattached to any visible flotillas. According to oceanconservancy.org, some eight million met…

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Mayer Vafi is on a mission to help alter consumerism by inspiring better business practices and using recycled material to create high-end, practical outerwear. Norden, a clothing brand co-founded by Vafi’s company, Better Narrative, manufactures jackets for all weather using plastic bottles.

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The Government of Quebec has now provided a directive regarding events of 250+ attendees and non-essential events. The West Island Women’s Forum, which has been scheduled for March 21, 2020, falls within this set of criteria. Therefore, the Centre has taken the necessary decision to postpone…

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Winter is becoming a bit stagnant, so it's the perfect time to rejuvenate your home décor. There are lots of simple ways that you can give your interior a much-needed facelift with a splash of colour, a new addition to your space, or simply bringing in a few spring/summer accessories.

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For more than 20 years, Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’Île has been supporting West Island youth with their life goals, whether it be related to education, employment or even their social skills. This non-profit organization offers a plethora of bilingual services that are not onl…