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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…

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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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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.”