#ICYMI: Veterans care, puppets, changing clocks, other news

#ICYMI: Veterans care, puppets, changing clocks, other news

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#ICYMI: Veterans care, puppets, changing clocks, other news

In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) is a daily feature highlighting news in and around Montreal.

Montreal Gazette

Updated: November 2, 2018

"We're here to die," says Ste-Anne's Hospital resident Wolf William Solkin, 95. "But we should die ... with proper care and attention. With the dignity we are due."



« We’re here to die, » says Ste-Anne’s Hospital resident Wolf William Solkin, 95. « But we should die … with proper care and attention. With the dignity we are due. »


Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette

In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) is a daily feature highlighting news in and around Montreal.

When Wolf William Solkin moved into Ste-Anne’s Hospital in 2013 after complications following hip surgery, he was blown away by the facilities and care offered. For the next two years, Solkin, a 95-year-old Second World War veteran, says he considered himself to be living in one of the “most outstanding” long-term care facilities in the country. Then came April 1, 2016, the day the hospital was transferred from federal to provincial jurisdiction and was no longer under the responsibility of Veterans Affairs Canada. The negative impact, Solkin says, was immediate.

Jesse Feith files this story: Veteran seeks class action for decline in care at Ste-Anne’s Hospital

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Kids and adults alike can have fun seeing giant puppets and vintage marionnettes, and even try their hand at making a puppet of their own this weekend at the second annual Hudson Puppet Festival. The festival returns to Wyman Church (513 Main Rd.) and will feature puppet shows and workshops in English and French.

Briana Tomkinson files this special report:Fun with puppets at Hudson festival this weekend

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A man who had been in a relationship with Josiane Arguin for at least a year before she was reported as missing two months ago was charged on Friday with murdering her and causing an indignity to the Park-Extension resident’s body. Simon Brind’amour, a Montreal resident who describes himself on Facebook as a supervisor on construction sites, made his first court appearance at the Montreal courthouse.

Paul Cherry has the details:Man charged with second-degree murder in disappearance of Josiane Arguin

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This is like Christmas for nyctophiliacs, who find relaxation and comfort in the darkness. And it’s a small gift for parents, since it’s much easier to convince a child it’s bedtime when it’s been dark for hours already.

Read more here: What you need to know before turning your clocks back this weekend

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While Quebec welcomed the ruling in its favour Friday, Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier said he was disappointed but ready to turn the page Friday, after yet another court loss in the long fight over Churchill Falls power revenues.

Read the Supreme Court ruling:Quebec, N.L. vow the Churchill Falls decision will not harm relations

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“We want to give a chance to Matt,” head coach Mike Sherman said. “During the pre-season, it’s very rough on me to have to evaluate our team in two weeks’ time. I want to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Herb Zurkowsky has the lowdown: Alouettes will use Johnny Manziel sparingly, give Matt Shiltz a chance in final meaningless game

 

 

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November 2, 2018 at 10:37PM

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