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A Fresh Start

“In Canada, I feel safe, so there is no war in my art.” For over 30 years, Mahdi Neamah worked for the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and Information. He was the Director of Iraq's Fine Arts Magazine, held a Masters Degree in Fine Art in Baghdad.

The Long Hello

Shirley Stevenson, a sixty-five-year-old retired teacher with osteoarthritis, is extremely disappointed with our health care system's long wait times and short visits.

The Sickening Sea

“The sea is actually the big story.” Alanna Mitchell, 54, stands in a white circle drawn on a black stage. Behind her is a blank chalkboard.

It's Not All Black and White

Chocoholics love to brag that the most beloved flavour on earth is also good for you. A quick Google search will tell you of the health benefits of the antioxidant flavonoids found in cacao.

Sticks & Stones

Words hurt in powerful ways; words like ditz, cow and floozy. Words that describe and delineate women. What Would Mary Think is a thought-provoking exhibit that demonstrates the impact words have.

Surprisingly Savvy Seniors

It turns out you don't need an afternoon tea in Grandma's parlour to catch up with her these days—you can just send her a text or an instant message. A recent study finds Canadian seniors are using the Internet and social media more than ever.

Ageing In Solitary

After six decades of marriage, 85-year-old Sybil Carson is now a widow. For the past two months she has been trying to readjust to life without her husband.

A Cry For Help

Seven years ago, I broke the law on purpose. Now I have a criminal record, but I have quality of medical care that I couldn't get as a law-abiding senior citizen. I've struggled with mental health issues for years.

Ten warning signs of Alzheimers

1. Memory loss that affects day-to-day function It's normal to forget things occasionally and remember them later: things like appointments, colleagues' names or a friend's phone number.

The Power of Jay Ingram

“There's nothing more fun than being a nerd!” says Jay Ingram. At 69 years young, the Canadian science broadcaster and writer's energy is equal parts youthful goofball and mature scientist.