Summer is here! This is a wonderful time of great outdoor fun in the sun for our children. This year, due to the pandemic, many parents have opted to keep their children home and not enroll them in day camps or other summer activities. While many adults will continue to work remotely, childr…
Think back to the last time you joined a new team, department or organization. Now think back to how long it took before hearing the words, “Well, we’ve always done it this way”. My guess would be days, if not hours.
It’s a bummer that travel is somewhat limited this summer, but there are still lots of ways to enjoy a vacation in and around Montreal. Whether you’re in search of reconnecting with nature, want to enjoy the surf and sand, or even wax nostalgic with some old-school fun, the city will definit…
Happy Canada Day everyone! Usually, our Canada Day is all about barbecues with friends, taking in the fireworks, and doing a lot of socializing. With this year's "circumstances," we're doing things a little differently this year.
As it prepares to gradually resume operations on July 23, 2020, Transat is committed to providing a simple and safe travel experience at every step, said a June 25 release.
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…
The tourism sector is an important economic engine across Quebec's regions, offering good jobs from the Outaouais to Gaspésie by way of the Saguenay. It is also one of the sectors hit hardest by COVID-19, and the impacts stand to last for several months.
Where do your clothes come from? Have you ever thought about it? According to FashionUnited.ca, Canada has 25,000 retail and wholesale fashion companies in total, of which 24,00 are retailers of fashion and fashion accessories, and the total annual turnover of fashion retailers is 28 billion…
St. Jean-Baptiste Day is here with Canada Day soon after and even though the celebrations may be smaller this year due to COVID-19, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking everyone to choose a sober ride option if they are out and consuming alcohol, cannabis or other drugs.
Paper or plastic? Glass or tin? Or no packaging at all? A new research report from the National Zero Waste Council reveals the relationships between food waste, packaging and GHG emissions.
Our world is facing a plastic disaster. An estimated 22 million kilograms of plastic leaks into the ocean every day, roughly equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the oceans every minute.
MS Bike goes virtual this year as the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada brings communities together all summer to support Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis.
The events of recent weeks have strongly reiterated the need to redouble efforts to combat racism and discrimination in all its forms. This includes the various manifestations of racial and social profiling, a scourge that must be stopped.
The Old Port of Montréal will launch its summer season on June 20, as everything has been put in place to ensure the safety of visitors, said a June 18 press release. This weekend marks the gradual return of many popular recreational activities and a smorgasbord of delicious food.
The following column appeared in The Suburban on June 10, 2015. Being confined during COVID-19, I find myself consumed with food, just like my late father.
Walking through the park this weekend I noticed a man on a bench reading Metaxas’ acclaimed biography of German theologian and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer. And it occurred to me then and there that this is indeed a moment in our history when we may acquire much needed insight and…
SERIOUSLY!!!! Stop all the fricken complaining! “It’s so annoying. I can’t do this and I can’t do that. I can’t go there and I want more of those.” Blah, Blah, BLAH! All I hear in my mind is, I want, I want, I WANT! I understand that everything is out of sorts. It’s a crazy time in the world…
Espace pour la vie announced on June 10 the reopening of the Jardin botanique de Montréal as of June 15. The outdoor gardens (but not the greenhouses) will once again be open to the public after a 13-week shutdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a submission from Canada’s Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte about the effects of COVID-19 on seniors and how the federal government is working to support seniors during this time.
The following column appeared in The Suburban on September 26, 2012. Gold was about the same price then, but once again there are many who see it rising to $3000 an ounce. Bank of America, included, says, “The Fed can’t print gold. It’s heading for $3,000.”
Twenty per cent of Canadians who drink alcohol and have been staying at home more due to the COVID-19 pandemic say they have been drinking alcohol once a day since the beginning of May.