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La Maison Bleue

By Jason Santerre
Fall 2017, Vol 9 N°4

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Whoever “they” are must have studied the Maison Bleue model of health care. “We welcome families and help them at their most vulnerable,” says Sarah Pisanu, Maison Bleue’s director of operations. The “we” she mentions can include a family doctor, midwife, social worker, specialized educator and more...


Weekend Getaway

By Jason Santerre
Summer 2017, Vol 9 N°3

Summer. Around here, it’s just another word for thawing wintry bones and getting back to nature. Luckily, the island of Montreal is surrounded by trees, lakes, rivers, and rolling hills — nature in its many incarnations...


Boost Fuel Efficiency

With editorial assistance from Jaguar Land Rover Laval
Spring 2017, Vol 9 N°2

Fuel-efficient driving techniques help save Canadians hundreds of dollars each year, improve road safety, prevent unnecessary wear on your vehicle, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 25 percent...


The Future is Green

By Jason Santerre
Winter 2017, Vol 9 N°1

Marc-André Roy has green-coloured glasses. The president of Sotramont real-estate development has a mandate to build LEED-certified structures that stand the test of time. Mr. Roy sees energy efficient, sustainable developments as not only good for the planet but good for business, too. And that’s good news for everyone...


Plant Life

By P. J. Ellison
Fall 2016, Vol 8 N°4

When I rented my first apartment, Mom insisted I take a couple spider plants and her favourite fern. “This way, you’re not living alone,” she said. And she meant it. Houseplants won’t ask you how your day was or make you brunch in bed. But potted plants listen, they never judge (Is he really staying over? A full bottle of wine? On a Wednesday?), they clear the air (literally), and lend life to what might otherwise be a drab 3 and 1/2...


Protecting the Environment

Source : www.lait.org
Summer 2016, Vol 8 N°3

Respecting the environment is crucial and one of the everyday concerns of milk producers. The climate and health of the ecosystem have an effect on the abundance and quality of the hay, grain and corn that is produced to feed dairy herds...


14 Ways to Green Your Home

By Jason Santerre
Spring 2016, Vol 8 N°2

With Earth Day around thecorner (April 22), take a stand and make the greenest footprint you can. Start at home. Set an example for everyone in your apartment building, condo complex, or your neighbourhood by adopting as many eco improvements as possible...


Smiles All Around

By Jason Santerre
Spring 2015, Vol 7 N°2

Coping with a debilitating disease or with a day-to-day existence in spite of a terminal illness is testament to a person’s inner strength. But when a child manages a smile or even a laugh in the face of sickness, it’s a display of immeasurable courage...


Frugal Gourmet

By Robert Beauchamps
Fall 2014, Vol 6 N°4

Wasting food. We’re all guilty of it. The David Suzuki Foundation claims the average single-family household tosses over 275 kilos of perfectly good food each year. Not only are we wasting food that’s both perfectly eatable and edible, we’re burning myriad natural resources that go into producing every ounce of our food — from the farm to the grocery aisle to your dinner plate. So here’s my list of tips to help trim waste, save a few bucks, and even add some flavour. Bon appétit and good conscience!...


Sky Garden

By Jason Santerre
Spring 2013, Vol 6 N°2

Rooftops represent about 30 percent of a city’s surface area and yet, according to a report published by the Globe & Mail, less than 10 percent of Canada’s commercial roofs can support the weight of a greenhouse farm. That’s too bad. Not only can they help feed a city by providing fresh, locally grown produce, they provide...


Urban Gardening

By George M. Withers
Spring 2013, Vol 5 N°2

Go green in the garden. Not as simple as it sounds.

Killing Them Softly
A healthy garden breeds fewer weeds and attracts fewer pests, whether of the four- or sixlegged variety. Every gardener, regardless of the hue of their thumb, encounters rascally roots and pesky pests. Instead of reaching for harsh herbicides, many of which are banned in this province, try a spray bottle filled with one-part vinegar and three-parts water. Flat cola will also do the trick...


Green With Desire - Enjoy better sex with a clear eco–conscience

By Jason Santerre
Spring 2012, Vol 4 N°2

You drive a hybrid vehicle. You always put trash in its place: in the trash bin. You are so eco-conscious, you even compost all of those kitchen scraps and rarely print out any emails...


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