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Are you a victim or volunteer in the flood of 2019? Feeling anxious? Help...

Meet Ivan Rubio and Robert Wise. These two active community members have stepped up to help victims as well as volunteers and city workers in the Montreal area. With...
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Meet Ben the therapy dog who is stealing hearts of flood victims

His mom/vet Dr. KJ Goldenberg and Ben from Pierrefonds Animal Hospital are making people happy in this stressful time in Montreal. Ben and Dr. Goldenberg have been visiting flood zones...
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Pierrefonds Animal Hospital open for flooded furry friends for free

Pierrefonds Animal Hospital, located at 15723 Pierrefonds Blvd, has opened its doors to flooded parents and their furry families. While the water pushes forward on many homes in Pierrefonds and Ile Bizard,...
Beaconsfield's Matt Del Vecchio and Stefanie Dadou take seniors to heart

Beaconsfield’s Matt Del Vecchio and Stefanie Cadou take seniors to heart

by Rhonda Massad Matt Del Vecchio and Stefanie Cadou, proud parents of Lisa (21), Axelle (20) and Anthony (18). This family has the feel of a good old fashioned Brady...

Youth Homelessness is a real in the West Island

In response to a recent news article published this month describing the situation of homeless people seeking refuge at an underpass by the Lachine Canal, AJOI wishes to reiterate...

Horrible Words

I love words.  I suppose you can call me a “logophile”, a lover of words.  Logophile comes from the Greek words logos meaning “word, speech, discourse” and philos meaning...

Bathing Suit Pride

by Elisabeth Wolbersky After my first pregnancy, I spent every day trying to get back to my pre-baby body. Does that even exist? I used to walk hours a day, watched...

Mei-Lin Yee – Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward

By Daniele Iannarone After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Mei-Lin Yee came out on top and spoke about her experience in parliament in Ottawa on March 4th in honour of...
Black History Month Pincourt

Pincourt goes all out for Black History Month

by Julie Hamel Black History Month will be memorable this year in Pincourt, thanks to the intercultural committee who has been putting together multicultural events for the past few years. Kafe Poe...

Love is Love

By Suzanne Reisler Litwin The other morning I crawled out of bed, not wanting to move.  As soon as I opened my eyes my darling dog was looking at me. ...

Concussions in Sports: a Reality for Youth Across Canada

By Daniele Iannarone This upcoming Sunday evening, Canadians and Americans were glued to their television sets watching one of the biggest annual sporting events in North America: The Super Bowl. ...

Kirkland’s Julie Quenneville goes from volunteering to President of the McGill University Health Centre...

by Rhonda Massad Julie Quenneville grew up on the West Island where she began her philanthropic career at the age of 13 when she volunteered at the YMCA. The rest...

I Have a Bone to Pick

By Suzanne Reisler Litwin I can live on bread and butter, cheese, chocolate, bananas, pasta and ice cream for the rest of my life!  And… I think I just might do...
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Timing is everything

By Suzanne Reisler Litwin Just as I was carrying groceries into my home, my cell phone rang.  I rushed to put the bags down and answer the phone.  It’s my girlfriend...
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Give an Egg, Get an Egg

By Suzanne Reisler Litwin My beloved father, Seymour had a rough childhood.  His mother died when he was 2 years old.  When he was just 12, his father died.  He...