Category Archives: Montreal

Exciting Times

It’s been a very busy and interesting April with a book tour that took me to Montreal and Winnipeg.  I met with old friends and new and was thrilled to discuss Ravenscraig with impassioned readers who had much to say … Continue reading

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Montreal Book Launch for Ravenscraig

Please join me on April 10th for the Montreal book launch of Ravenscraig. Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore  2220 McGill College Avenue 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. April 10, 2012 How exciting it is for me, a Titanic fanatic, that this coincides with … Continue reading

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Terry DiMonte – Home Again

I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Montreal.  Writer and media personality, Matthew Cope, happened to run into Terry DiMonte in Westmount the other day, and was quick to respond to my request to share this … Continue reading

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Titanic Passengers — Hudson Allison and Family — Former Winnipeg Residents

When the Titanic sank, there was both an outpouring of grief and a great public fascination with the passengers. Only a third of those on board the great ship were rescued. Fifteen hundred people died in the shipwreck. In Winnipeg, … Continue reading

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Remembering Canada’s 1967 Centennial Train

When I think of Canada Day, I am reminded of the time when our grade five class went to visit Canada’s Confederation Train.  It was in 1967 and the train was stopping in Winnipeg for a few days on its … Continue reading

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Montreal Anglos Who Moved “Out West”

The big news in Canadian radio last week was the announcement that popular radio morning man, Terry DiMonte, is leaving his job in Calgary to return to Montreal.  Why is this big news? Because Montreal is a city like no … Continue reading

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Montreal Bagels and “The Main”

“Our Street was Paved with Gold”, is the title of a film about Montreal that is a charming and nostalgic piece produced by the NFB. During the mass migration that began in the late 19th century, every city had a … Continue reading

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1947, Montreal by Night

I happened across this short film by Arthur Burrows and Jean Palardy filmed in 1947. I am sharing it for anyone who loves Montreal, and social history. Filmed by the National Film Board, two years after the end of WWII … Continue reading

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