My Favorite Books of 2013

By Stuart Nulman     For me, the first Book Banter column of the new year means taking one last look at the year before and see which books stood out for me over the previous 12 months. I read an average of ...

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Bonnie’s 2014 Eggnog Predictions

by Bonnie Wurst   I studied the stars over the holidays, I meditated upon a soft downy pillow until a vision of the year to come appeared to me in a cup of eggnog, generously mixed with festive spirits. Predictions, like public ...

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Mexico performs arm transplant successfully

The patient is satisfactorily making progress. Little by little, the patient is resuming his daily activities.  This is the first transplant of the kind performed in Mexico.     The surgery was performed on May 18, 2012 at the National Institute of Medical Sciences ...

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Flu season is here

The Jewish General Hospital provides tips on how to stay healthy this holiday season Fever, aches and pains, stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing and sneezing… these symptoms are all too familiar, especially at this time of year. The Jewish ...

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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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’twas the night before new year

Dear Readers, As the end of the year approaches and a new one to begin, I offer you this little ditty:   ‘Twas the night before New Year, when all through the house Crowds of people were stirring, I could not find my ...

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Tourtiere

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   The tourtière is a Quebec institution.  It is most often served around Christmas time, which is too bad because it is an amazing meal.  It can be prepared in advance and be frozen ...

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Top 10 tips for staying healthy during the holidays

1. On top of the list – Be realistic. Don’t try to lose weight during the holidays. Rather, focus on maintaining your current weight.   2. Start your day with a nutrient dense drink like a green smoothie. You’ll feel lighter and more energized. ...

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