Category : John Symon

Earl Jones to walk free again?

Supreme Court decision soon…   by John Symon   Earl Jones, the disgraced West Island financial advisor and convicted fraudster, could soon be out on parole reports La Presse. Jones was sentenced in 2010 to 11 years in prison for bilking some 150 investors ...

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Wrecker’s ball for Hotel de la Montagne

Part of $140 million downtown remake…   by John Symon   Montreal’s prestigious Hotel de la Montagne—on downtown’s de la Montagne Street–closed on September 9 after 30 years of operation. The hotel is now being demolished to make way for a $140 million reconstruction ...

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Fête des Neiges opens Saturday

4 weekends of winter fun…   by John Symon Montreal’s Fête des Neiges winter carnival kicks off this Saturday, January 18 and continues over four weekends through Sunday, February 9. The event features some 25 outdoor and family activities at Parc Jean-Drapeau, including ...

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Queen of Angels Academy closing

Dorval private school closing in June…   by John Symon   Queen of Angels Academy (QAA) in Dorval is closing for good on June 30, 2014 reports CTV. The all-girls private school is suffering from declining enrollment according to notices sent to school parents. ...

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Grévin Wax Museum

Posing with famous people…   by John Symon In 2013, a branch of the Grévin Wax Museum opened in Montreal, following on over 100 years of success in Paris, France. Above all else, the Grévin Wax Museum is probably the best location in ...

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Where to go sledding around Montreal

A listing of local hills   By: John Symon   Sledding (tobogganing) is a great family outing, especially with younger children. It is healthy, affordable and generally found close by. A variety of fine sleds can be purchased at many Montreal-area stores, but you ...

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Is rust-proofing worthwhile?

Car experts disagree…   By: John Symon     Many Montreal car owners wonder about the usefulness of rust-proofing their vehicles. Quebec’s long, cold, but humid winters and the abundant use of abrasives (sand, gravel) can cause damage to car paint of while use of ...

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