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The Hole Turks and Caicos

The Hole in Turks and Caicos

by Rhonda Massad Located in Long Bay in Providenciales this naturally formed massive limestone 40 foot Hole is on the list of things to see. People can be lowered down...

Katherine Fitz O’Neil speaks out from Haiti

Interview with Katherine Fitz O'Neil one of the Montrealers stuck in Haiti.   Katherine's text: A team of 8 nurses from Canada, Aundrea Trevors (Nova Scotia), Katherine Fitz O’Neil (Montreal,...
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Sugar Shacks in the West and Beyond

Cabane à Sucre Jean Renaud & Fils Classic sugar shack in a woodsy setting open seasonally for traditional hearty grub, try the maple syrup pie. Address: 1034 Boulevard Arthur-Sauvé, Saint-Eustache, QC...
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Brigade Pizzeria Napolitaine

There are few foods that are as comforting as a slice of (or a whole) pizza. What makes a good pizza? Well, that’s where the real debate starts. Some...
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Foiegwa

A few summers ago, I travelled to Paris. Though the experience and the culture were beautiful one thing stood out the most was…. the “croque madame”. If your unfamiliar...
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Millions of tulips to represent international peace and friendship during Canada 150

By Rhonda Massad If you have yet to visit Ottawa during the tulip festival, this is the year to do it.  With Canada 150 celebrations underway this festival promises to...
Clean the World soap organization

Saving Lives One Bar of Soap at a Time!

Ever wonder what happens to that unfinished bar of soap left behind in your hotel room? You would be surprised to know that it may be given a second...
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Life of a Retail Store Employee during the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the recent closure of all non-essential businesses, Quebecers are relying more than ever on the few stores that remain open. Select retail stores continue to operate in providing...
Oistins Fish Fry a must while visiting Barbados

Oistins Fish Fry – Barbados

By Rhonda Massad Barbados is one of my favorite places to visit when looking for warmth in the chilly Montreal winter months.  Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast...
Beauty’s Luncheonette, Brunch, Hymie Sckolnick, Freda Sckolnick, Mish-Mash, Breakfast, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad, West Island News

Beauty’s Luncheonette

Can you be a true Montreal-er if you don’t brunch on the weekends? Probably not, as brunch has become such a staple in so many of our weekend routines....