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Big Bird is Back!

After being hunted almost to extinction, resurgent populations of wild turkeys are visiting West Island gardens, and fascinated residents are capturing the moments in...

Scents and a Charitable Sensibility

Ste. Anne de Bellevue resident Sharon Rutherford created a line of artisanal homemade soaps to finance a charity that sponsored school children in Zimbabwe. Anyone...

The Write Stuff

At age 12, Maya Sinclair is a published author of two books, which she wrote to help children like her who are dealing with...

Lifestyle

Crystal Care

Wondering what to do with that healing gemstone you bought? Here’s how to cleanse your new crystal and imprint your own energy on it. Have...

A Symbolic Family Tree

Pierrefonds resident Robin Finney mounted her disused trinkets and jewelry—collected throughout her life—in a shadow box, creating a poignant family memento. Every home has at...

IT’S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE

This guide to the West Island’s best toboggan hills will get your children off the sofa, into their snowsuits, and onto their toboggans and...

Thinking of Adopting a Cat?

This Pointe Claire veterinarian has some advice if you’re planning to welcome a feline into your home and heart: Be prepared for the long...

Home & Garden

Real Estate

Selling your home? Making an effort to beautify its exteriors with good landscaping, hardscaping and quality building materials creates a strong lure to potential buyers. Think of it as the face that your house displays to the world. Is it...

Income Property

The pros and cons of buying revenue real estate and renting it out. Many of us have a daydream. You know the one: you’re sitting...

Successful Open House

Selling your home? Here’s some advice from a real estate professional that will help you make your home irresistible to buyers during an open...

For A Faster Sale

Several factors can cause a home to languish on the real estate market. Anyone selling a house wants a quick sale. Watching a home stay...