Category : Life

Sound sensitivity

By Valerie Brecknock   It seems to me some municipalities are celebrating Winter Carnival.  Thankfully the weather has warmed up enough to go out doors and enjoy these festivities.  Saint Anne de Bellevue kicked off  it’s carnival on Feb 8.  That Saturday ...

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Russian Olympic coins – USSR coins of 1980

By: Michael Joffre   Technically speaking this 2014 is the first Russian olympic games…but the USSR (which included Russia, and other parts of the former Soviet Union) did host the summer olympic in 1980.   A large variety of coins were issued, and most ...

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Reaching for gold is more than just a medal

For many West Island families, soccer, hockey, skiing, swim team, gymnastics, etc… are activities woven into their daily lives. Most children are introduced to sports at a young age, many persevere, stay committed and even reach for the gold. But ...

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Qué calor at Robin des Bois!

As part of Valentine’s Day, Sun Youth organized on February 12th a fundraising dinner for the benefit of its Heating Assistance Program, in cooperation with Robin des Bois, a not-for-profit restaurant and loyal partner known for its warm welcome. Distinguished ...

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Just for the distaste of it

By: Dan Laxer   The Olympic athletes competing in Sochi, jubilant, proud, crestfallen, disappointed, satisfied, whatever emotion they are trying to convey, whether the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, face the press daily. But none of them ever reaches ...

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50PlusPC teaches technology to seniors

A West Island retiree has launched a service to help seniors learn about technology. Monica Reider, of Dollard des Ormeaux, has always had a knack for understanding electronic communications and always enjoyed teaching people. Now she offers training sessions for ...

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Marymount High School lends a helping hand

What makes a good strong community?   By: Sharman Yarnell         I think we can all agree that the participation of schools and encouraging students to get outside the walls of schools to see what is really happening around them is a good start.   Marymount ...

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Habitat 67

By Dick Nieuwendyk     Habitat 67 is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, designed in 1967 by the then 23-year-old Israeli–Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, and originally conceived as his masters thesis in architecture at McGill University.  Sandy van Ginkel, his ...

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