Category : Life

Mad Dog Vachon Passes Away at Age 84

by Ryan Rider   It’s a sad day for Montrealers, as one of our own, Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon has passed away.   Maurice was born on September 14th, 1929, and grew up idolizing Yvon Robert. He trained for amateur wrestling at the YMCA in ...

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

Story by:  Janice Burdon     “There’s got to be more to Christmas than this,” muttered Jenny to herself as she trudged through the large department store trying to figure out what to get her niece for Christmas.  Every year was the same.  ...

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

By: Dan Laxer   Toronto used to be derisively referred to as the Centre of the Universe due to its perceived arrogance, having sucked all the life and population out of Montreal. But, oh, how the mighty have fallen indeed. Toronto would ...

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9th Christmas tree lighting ceremony

. Dorval Main Streets and Dorval Elementary School, in collaboration with the City of Dorval, are pleased to announce that the ninth annual “Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony” will take place on Lakeshore Drive at the corner of Tulip Avenue in ...

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The fête des vins du Québec

By Marco Giovanetti On my last week’s column, I mentioned that the 8th edition of the Fete de vins du Quebec will be held on Nov 29th, Dec 1st. With this festival in mind, I thought about dedicating a column on ...

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Macdonald Tobacco Factory

by Dick Nieuwendyk     The Macdonald Tobacco Company was founded in 1858 in Montreal by brothers William Christopher and Augustine McDonald. Their company, achieved major success during the American Civil War, when the Union states were unable to receive tobacco directly from the ...

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Natural hangover cures

by Marina Love Veisalgia. It comes from a Norwegian word that means “uneasiness following debauchery”, (veis) and also the Greek word for “pain” (algia). It occurs when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) starts to fall after drinking and peaks ...

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