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Canada’s Biggest Reggae Event Here in Montreal

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Fest (MIRF) is officially here. Bringing together talents from the worlds of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Gospel, and even comedy, this year is guaranteed to be the best and most eclectic yet. Back at the Old Port from Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20, international acts like Sanchez and Konshens are back by popular demand to shut down the stage on Friday and Saturday night respectively. With Reggae legend Lt. Stitchie closing off Sunday. Inner Circle, with their smash hit, “Tenement Yard,” will be front and centre on Friday, alongside Sanchez, who’s …

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Montrealer Khem Birch signs with Orlando Magic

“It took a while for me to get here, but I knew that it was just a matter of time. I always believed.” Egbert Gaye Khem Birch says he is a little nervous, as he is about to start his first season in the NBA. “That’s OK, “ he says. “Because I was just as nervous when I was about to start playing in the European League and in college. It’s a nervous kind of excitement that I feel when I’m about to start something big. But I’m ready to help the Orlando Magic get to the next level.” On …

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Where Seniors Go To Socialize and Rejuvenate

 Cavendish Seniors Day Centre offers a place of refuge and care   Egbert Gaye About two years ago the Cavendish Seniors Day Centre opened its doors, offering a place where Montrealers of that particular age group can access assistance for personal care, medication, or find refuge against loneliness. The centre, located on the first floor of 2525 Cavendish Boulevard, the building that once housed the CLSC NDG/Mtl. W., represents a dream come true for Elmira Smith Carr, a tireless entrepreneur who has made it her mission to improve the life-conditions of Montreal seniors. “I have been in the health service …

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Canada’s Biggest Reggae Event Here in Montreal

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Fest (MIRF) is officially here. Bringing together talents from the worlds of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Gospel, and even comedy, this year is guaranteed to be the best and most eclectic yet. Back at the Old Port from Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20, international acts like Sanchez and Konshens are back by popular demand to shut down the stage on Friday and Saturday night respectively. With Reggae legend Lt. Stitchie closing off Sunday. Inner Circle, with their smash hit, “Tenement Yard,” will be front and centre on Friday, alongside Sanchez, who’s …

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Montrealer Khem Birch signs with Orlando Magic

“It took a while for me to get here, but I knew that it was just a matter of time. I always believed.” Egbert Gaye Khem Birch says he is a little nervous, as he is about to start his first season in the NBA. “That’s OK, “ he says. “Because I was just as nervous when I was about to start playing in the European League and in college. It’s a nervous kind of excitement that I feel when I’m about to start something big. But I’m ready to help the Orlando Magic get to the next level.” On …

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Where Seniors Go To Socialize and Rejuvenate

 Cavendish Seniors Day Centre offers a place of refuge and care   Egbert Gaye About two years ago the Cavendish Seniors Day Centre opened its doors, offering a place where Montrealers of that particular age group can access assistance for personal care, medication, or find refuge against loneliness. The centre, located on the first floor of 2525 Cavendish Boulevard, the building that once housed the CLSC NDG/Mtl. W., represents a dream come true for Elmira Smith Carr, a tireless entrepreneur who has made it her mission to improve the life-conditions of Montreal seniors. “I have been in the health service …

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From a student of the game, to creating his own lane

 Melissa Murphy While on set for the video for his new single, “Grown Man Cry,” Reggae artist, Pressure Busspipe, aka Pressure, took a few moments to speak with the Community Contact via a phone interview. He will be making his Montreal debut on the International Reggae Fest stage on Sunday, August 20, alongside other Reggae stars Etana, Lt. Stitchie and Tanya Stephens. Hailing from the island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Pressure has always known that Reggae would be a part of his life through the Rastafarian family and community ties that surrounded him. He describes, “As I left my …

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Municipal Elections: Reflection or Rejection of Diversity

By Yvonne Sam On November 5, 2017 Quebec municipal elections will be held in the city of Montreal. The voting populace will elect 65 positions on the Montreal City Council, including the mayor, borough mayors and city councillors, as well as 38 borough councillors. Projet Montreal’s team of candidates for Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and Cote-des-Neiges are Sue Montgomery (Mayor), Magda Popeanu (CDN), Irina Maria Grecu (Snowdon), Graham Carpenter(Darlington), Christian Arseneault (Loyola) and Peter McQueen (NDG). There’s not a single person of colour on the team running in Montreal’s most populous borough, which has a more than 30% non-white population. No obvious displayed …

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Stress: Our path to early death

I have become accustomed to listen to early morning radio, not necessarily to be entertained, but to hear what’s in the news every given day. And three particular stations meet my daily information needs: CJAD, CBC, CKUT—not necessarily in that order—each one offering specific news and social tidbits of interest to ruminate, and perhaps digest. So a couple weeks ago, in the lead-up to CJAD’s 8 AM news, Doctor Mitch Shulman’s always informative health segment touched on an issue of particular interest to Black people: stress, and it’s potentially fatal outcome if not taken seriously. Generally speaking, stress can be …

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