Muslims Helping Muslims during Ramadan

04/08/2024 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor At the Goût du Bled restaurant on Jean-Talon East in St-Léonard, each year a wonderful foodbank pops up just for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. An army of volunteers gets together in the restaurant’s basement kitchen to prepare 1,200 meals a […] See more

Why Electric Cars Came So Late

02/02/2024 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger Over a century ago, the enterprise created by Henry Ford had as its aim to motorize the rural population. This objective was achieved in the 1920s. Were automobile manufacturers content to rest on their laurels once this occurred? Certainly not. Expansion is […] See more

French Barnyard Vocabulary

12/18/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Anne Marie Parent For this column, we offer three French words and an English-French expression, all relevant to barnyard-based vocabulary. 1) Poule (hen) The word “poule” comes from the classical Latin word pulla, the feminine of the word pullus, which means “very small.” So […] See more

Operation Seduction

12/08/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor Online dating sites are as old as the internet itself. But did you know that singles have been using modern technology to hook up for almost 60 years? The world’s first computerized dating service was created in London. It was called St. […] See more

The Urbanization of Immigrants

11/13/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor     It is well known that the vast majority of immigrants to North America choose to live in major metropolitan centers. Which causes a lot of challenges for our cities. About three-quarters of Canada’s immigrant population is settled in three major metropolitan areas: […] See more

Women and Love Throughout the Ages

11/06/2023 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger The French dictionary is an imposing tome, a great philosophical treatise. We can meditate on the given definition of a word and use it, with confidence, in a coherent context. By knowing a precise definition, we can make a word vibrate with […] See more

North Shore Anglos in Distress: 

10/27/2023 Colin McGregor 0

Anglos are No Longer a Privileged Minority Colin McGregor Anglos are on the losing end of the economic divide here in Québec, says a recent study. And the gap depends on what region of the province you live in.  “This report challenges the myth of […] See more

Art that Breaks Down Barriers

10/09/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor In a Quebec City theater, an unusual event: an exhibition of paintings, poems and sculptures all created by people with criminal records. Personnes judicarisées, (People brought to justice) to use the terminology of criminologists. The welcome from visitors to this opening is […] See more

The Voice of the Grandfather

10/06/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor Jim Hemsworth, a man in his sixties, exudes the aura of a solid guy, proud of his heritage, convinced of the value of his Mi’kmaq nation. This Saturday morning, he waits under the George-Étienne Cartier monument in Jeanne-Mance Park, which means that […] See more

French Tree Vocabulary

09/22/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Anne Marie Parent Tree names are very different in English and in French. But there are some similarities. For example, the French word for tree, arbre, comes from the Latin root arbor, which we see used in the term for a tree farm, an […] See more