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Why we love Hollywood action heroes so much

I was thinking the other day about why we as a society love Hollywood action heroes and their movies so much. What is it about the Rocky Balboas, Rambos, Chuck Norrises, Terminators, James Bonds, Steven Segals, and so on, of this world that appeal to our visceral sense of fulfillment and catharsis?

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Inner Sanctum

I recall a way back when I was a young teenager; we would sit around the impressive RCA radio in our living room and listen to the "Inner Sanctum Mysteries".

Majority-minority blues

We don't hear much out of Ottawa these days. That's because, as you know Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government prorogued Parliament recently, in the hopes of taking the heat off of his beleaguered government.

Hope shines bright for beloved Metis Lighthouse to become a Heritage Site

Pointe_Mitis_2005-1color.jpgPhotos:Courtesy of  Paul Gendron, The 100-year old Metis icon which may soon be designated a Heritage Lighthouse. Photo Donald Moffet , Fsdheries and Oceans Canada

Ex-Quebecer featured in California film festival

He hasn't lived here in over two decades, but actor Jean Brassard still feels a solid connection to his roots here. In fact, he still returns periodically to Charlesbourg, where he grew up.

Everest Elementary School: Reaching New Heights Together!

The winter Olympics are not only athletic events, they also foster humane values. We see countries pull their strengths together for the success and well-being of their teams. We hear of communities join hands to support their athletes. We witness families and friends pay tribute to their loved ones. And finally, we admire our athletes dedicate themselves to their sport.

The coolest team in Israel comes to Quebec

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Photo: Chantal Bourgault

They practice in one of the only possible places in their country, traveling several hours to practice in one of the most disputed regions in the history of mankind.

How hard could this be?

O’Gallagher named Grand Marshall

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Photo: Kieran O’Carroll – St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

"In the olden days, he rode a horse and led the parade."
Marianna O'Gallagher doesn't expect her duties as Grand Marshal of the city's first Saint Patrick's Day parade in over 80 years to be quite so formal.

"I gather today it's an honorary title bestowed on someone the community likes."

Québecers receive War Amps key tags this week

When Quebec residents receive their 2010 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn how these tags are hard at work assisting amputees in their community.

War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton explains in the letter enclosed with the mailing: