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The only work of non-fiction to make the Canada Reads shortlist this year, Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee, is a deep exploration of the geography and natural landscape of Taiwan. Lee brings the reader on her journey as she tries to connect to the land that her maternal grandparent…

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Former US First Lady Michelle Obama will soon launch a new cooking show on Netflix. But this one is aimed at kids. Starting March 16, Obama will star in and executive produce "Waffles + Mochi," which will be available for streaming on Netflix. The show will feature two puppets named Waffles …

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GESPE’GEWA’GI: The Last Land debuts on APTN this Saturday, February 13th. The 13-part half-hour documentary series follows the Mi'gmaq fishers of Listuguj, Quebec who make their living on the nearby waters harvesting salmon, crab, lobster and shrimp. The area is called the Last Land because …

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This is local ice sculptor Julien Doré working on an incredible piece at Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. The artist has been commissioned by the city to create ice sculptures at all of the parks in DDO. 

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There’s always one in every family. That larger than life personality legends are made of. The one who’s antics and heroics are passed down from generation to generation. In Search of a Name by Marjolijn van Heemstra brings us the story of a woman who had made a promise to name her child aft…

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We're All In This Together [ https://www.facebook.com/WereAllInThisTogetherQuebec ] is a new collaboration between the English Language Arts Network and Seniors Action Quebec and a bi-weekly web series for seniors to help them battle isolation and fear during these difficult times. Both orga…

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What if there was a library that contained hundreds of books about your life. Every single regret you’ve ever had, from the seemingly insignificant to the major life decisions, laid out before you. All you have to do is pick a regret, open the book, and you’ll step into the life that could h…

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The Forgotten Daughter by Joanna Goodman is a follow up to her 2018 novel, The Home for Unwanted Girls. With that said, it can easily be read as a stand alone novel. For those us of living in Quebec, I feel like this novel is an emotional work of historical fiction. Goodman, a Montreal nativ…

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Igloofest will have a strong presence in Montreal this winter with a new, reimagined format adapted to public health guidelines. Forced to postpone 15th anniversary celebrations until 2022, the world’s coldest festival will go on this year, with a special digital edition. Many surprises and …

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I must confess, I am a sucker for holiday movies. Every year once Halloween has come and gone I start watching anything holiday related, from Hallmark movies to animated classics, I can’t get enough. So it goes without saying that I was quite excited to get my hands on Tom Ellen’s latest nov…

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In an effort to deliver some much needed holiday cheer, as well as put some smiles on some older faces, 21-year-old Tess Buckley will sit behind her piano to perform some Christmas classics along with a few jazz standards during a free, 30-minute virtual concert on Monday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. …

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The OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival 2021 will — hopefully, fingers crossed, with luck — take place July 30, 31 and August 1 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. We know the vaccine is coming and it will be summertime and the event is taking place outside so I’m pretty confident — and so are organizers. But…

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Looking for something for the person who seems to have it all? Books are a wonderful way to give a beautiful and useful holiday present. From sitcom-inspired comedy and cooking, riveting mysteries, learning a new hobby like painting, and classic (culinary?) gaming, to reflecting on one of Mo…

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Harmonium was one of the most influential bands in Quebec music history, with their three albums dominating the 1970s music scene and their success reaching across North America. Decades later, Rolling Stone magazine listed their album Si on avait besoin d’une cinquième saison at number 36 o…

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When I first read the synopsis for Natalie Zina Walschots debut novel, Hench, my interest was definitely piqued. I love super hero movies and television shows but I don’t often read books within the genre. What drew me to this book however, was the fact that it’s about an office temp who wor…

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This is the time of the year when I usually start making lists and packing for Christmas at Walt Disney World. Over the course of the holidays we like to camp at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, cramming into our travel trailer for two weeks of uninterrupted family time. This …

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December is a month to get cozy and settle into some great festive programming. Netflix Canada has a wide range of wholesome family faves, holiday specials and more.

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For a second year, Illumi by Cavalia in Laval is delighting audiences, young and old alike, with its dazzling displays of sparkling lights and cutting-edge designs.

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“This story is about a lot of things but mostly about idiots. So it needs saying from the onset that it’s always very easy to declare that other people are idiots, but only if you forget how idiotically difficult being human is.”

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During this period of closure, and in order to pursue their mission to offer arthouse films accessible to moviegoers, Cinéma Beaubien and Cinéma du Musée are working closely, as they did last spring, with the Cinéma du Parc to offer a selection of films via CINÉMA DU PARC ONLINE platform.

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The Festival International Nuits d’Afrique – presented by TD Bank Group – invites fans to join a musical journey consisting of webcast concerts free of charge on Facebook @nuits.dafrique. The concerts were recorded live in Montreal, without an audience, at the Ministère and the National. Com…

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“This world war was not the first tragedy to strike mankind and it would not be the last, but none of them had been able to destroy humanity’s appreciation for beauty.”The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli is the story about a woman with resolve to be more than just a mistress. She is determin…

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The 38th Festival Juste pour rire / Just For Laughs Festival, presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services in collaboration with Loto-Québec, has come to an end, and the Just For Laughs Group, in an October 20 release, highlighted the work of the artisans, artists and members of…

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Canadian author Catherine McKenzie’s latest thriller, You Can’t Catch Me, is a diabolical game of cat and mouse that is guaranteed to keep readers on their toes until the very last page. The story begins with our protagonist, Jessica Williams, experiencing what is thought to be a chance enco…

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CBC’s SCHITT’S CREEK made Canadians proud at the 72nd Emmy Awards, winning a total of nine awards including a historic win for Outstanding Comedy Series, marking the first time a Canadian television program has won an Emmy in the Outstanding Comedy or Drama series category, and the most prim…

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Indians On Vacation is the latest novel by American-Canadian author Thomas King. Once again, King brings us a book full of his dry wit and sarcasm, even when dealing with heavy subject matters. On the surface this book seemed like it would be a comedy about an Indian couple taking a vacation…

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Filmoption International announces that the SLAXX, which has been premiered at the renowned Fantasia Festival will be released in Quebec and Canada on September 11th. Directed by Elza Kephart, the film stars Romane Denis (Charlotte a du fun), Brett Donahue (Come Back), Sehar Bhojani (Coroner…

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When I first came across the latest novel by celebrated author Emma Donoghue (Room, Wonder), I was hesitant. I wasn’t sure about reading a book about a pandemic while living through another pandemic. In the end however, the influenza pandemic of 1918 serves as a back drop in The Pull of the …

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Final Cut is the latest psychological thriller by acclaimed writer S.J. Watson. The book follows Alex Young, a documentary filmmaker, as she attempts to unravel the a mysterious death and the disappearances of two young woman, in a small waterfront town. Even though the events take place ten…

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Although he died in 1977 millions around the world still buy his music and visit his site in Graceland. Elvis ranked No. 2 (behind Michael Jackson) on Forbes’s list of Highest Paid Rock Star Celebrities for 2019. Many believe he’s still alive. If this is true and he didn’t succumb to COVID-1…