Doctors Within our Borders

05/26/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor   The lack of doctors in Quebec is daily fodder for the media. Fully 1.2 million Quebecers don’t have a family physician at present. Yet there are hundreds, if not thousands, of fully qualified medical degree holders from abroad who can’t practice medicine […] See more

The Invisible Sick Among Us

05/19/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Célie Dugand Out in the real world, it’s awful. Nothing’s written on my face saying I have to sit down.” Mélanie Parent has suffered from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), usually called chronic fatigue syndrome, ever since she was 18. Like 80% of those who are […] See more

Poetry at the Bistro le Ste-Cath

05/15/2023 Colin McGregor 0

Our favourite poet Sylvain Turner, author of In extremis, available on Éditions TNT, was a finalist for the prestigious “Prix d’excellence poésie” (Poetry Excellence Prize), awarded by the cultural website At the end of the day, poet and translator Francis Catallano (left) won first […] See more

Frauds and Scams on Dating Sites

05/12/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor When we’re blinded by love all sorts of bad things can happen. Isabelle Rivest, founder of the dating site Effet Tandem, tells us that dating site scams cost Canadians a bundle.  According to the RCMP, such sites saw $64.7 million worth of […] See more

Seducing 100 Nurses to Live in Abitibi-Ouest

05/05/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor In the 2003 Quebec humorous film La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis), all the inhabitants of Sainte-Marie-la-Mauderne, a small village located in Quebec’s Lower North Shore region, accessible only by air and sea, try to convince Dr. Christopher Lewis of Montreal to […] See more