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When veteran Montreal Gazette editorial cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) decided to devote his latest book, Professional Heckler: The Life and Art of Duncan Macpherson, to the career of another cartoonist, he not only infused it with his passion and encyclopedic knowledge of the art form, bu…

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When the McCord Museum recently reopened its doors after a three-month pandemic-imposed shutdown, it hit the ground running with Chapleau, Profession: Cartoonist. The mega dose of humour was just what the doctor ordered.

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Packing up all of one’s worldly belongings and moving them from one abode to another is never an easy feat. Whether you are single or the head of a family of eight, moving day can be a stressful event.

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Two months ago, when COVID-19-related cancellations and closures were being announced on a seemingly hourly basis, The Suburban spoke with Dr. Marty Teltscher, an infectious diseases specialist and medical microbiologist at the Jewish General Hospital, for his opinion on the crisis. Now that…

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With self-isolation becoming the new normal, artists from various fields looking for alternative ways to exercise their creativity and connect with their audiences found virtual Zoom video conferencing to be the next best thing.

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When Quebec Premier Francois Legault first announced on March 13 a two-week shutdown of all non-essential businesses and services to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the decree meant the immediate closing of daycares, schools, CEGEPs and universities, as well as organizations like the Miriam F…

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Early this year, the western world watched the COVID-19 virus spread from the city of Wuhan through to the rest of China. It took formal notice when the virus leaped to another continent — and landed in Italy. From February 21, according to Johns Hopkins University, that country’s 20 confirm…

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Coronavirus news updates, like the disease itself, seem to be increasing at an exponential rate. Press conferences where government leaders sit side by side with public health officials are now the norm. Hand washing reminders are frequent, cancellations and closures are coming fast and furi…

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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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Award-winning Toronto journalist, activist and author Desmond Cole will be in Montreal Feb. 12 to launch his first book, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.

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A half century after his death, the name Martin Luther King Jr. still resonates with many, evoking thoughts of struggle, deliverance and joy even in times of distress, inequality and pain. In honour of the late civil rights leader, American recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, Damien …

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Hopping into the car for the drive home from work on Friday, Jan. 10, I did my usual scan of the pre-set radio stations to hear what was on and when I tuned into CHOM-FM, which usually gets about a minute of my time before I settle in on NPR, I heard a old song from Rush. So I left it on 97.…

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The bold, brazen and often wild and wacky collection of cutting-edge theatre known as the Wildside Festival returns to the Centaur Theatre for its 23rd edition Jan. 7-18, 2020. This year, R&B music lovers are in for a treat when Michelle Sweeney, accompanied by pianist and musical direct…

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When the city was hit on November 12 with its first significant snowfall of the season, drivers who were prescient enough to have already made the switch from summer to winter tires felt pretty smug. I know because this year I was one of them — and it felt good.

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According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian currently carries $30,000 in debt outside of a home mortgage. And a recent survey, conducted by MNP, an accounting firm, showed that 46 per cent regularly find themselves $200 or less away from financial insolvency at end of every month. F…

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Buy low and sell high. When it comes to stocks and real estate, how hard can that be? Well, ask anyone who’s tried — and failed. “Everybody thinks it’s an easy game. You walk in, you make money and you’re out. But you have to work hard. And that’s what we do,” said real estate broker Marc Ez…