Jillian Page

The perils of Windows 10

The perils of Windows 10

I’m done with Microsoft. It will be back to Mac operating systems for me just as soon as I can, fiscally speaking. Last week, readers will recall, I was rejoicing over the new download and upload abilities of the new router I purchased. It was a “miracle in the mountains,” I dubbed it. On Friday, […]

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Community under siege

Community under siege

These are trying times for the residents of my small lakeside community. There has been a rash of what the Montreal Gazette described in a report today of “brazen burglaries”  in the past month — at least eight that we know of, and probably more. This is cottage country, and many of the properties are […]

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A trip down the Amazon

A trip down the Amazon

I’m turning into something of an Amazonian these days, though some might argue I have been a warrior/goddess for the past decade or so. But I am not talking about mythical female warriors now; I’m talking about Internet shopping and Amazon. I love being able to shop online there, and am amazed at how quickly […]

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Omar Khadr: Controversial $10.5-million settlement will cost the Liberals votes

Omar Khadr: Controversial $10.5-million settlement will cost the Liberals votes

I was going to vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party in the next federal election. But now I’ve become one of the “undecided voters.” There are probably many more of us this week, after the Omar Khadr settlement was announced — after it was (deliberately) leaked to the media as Canada Day celebrations were ending and […]

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Life in the checkout lane

Life in the checkout lane

There used to be a time when the biggest delay in the checkout line at a grocery store or convenience store would be caused by a (stereotypical) little, old lady fishing through her change purse for the exact amount of coinage. Well, people — women and men today — still fish for change in their […]

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Trail cameras

Trail cameras

Hands up if you own a trail camera! Silly me. I’ve lived in the forest for decades and didn’t even know trail cameras exist. I’m kicking myself because I could have gotten so many cool pictures of the forest creatures here. So, now I am considering buying one or two, not only to catch images […]

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Bell Media rips out more of Montreal’s fabric

Bell Media rips out more of Montreal’s fabric

I’ve been watching CTV’s Montreal newscast for as long as I can remember. It used to be called Pulse News, and the station was known as CFCF-12. You got news, weather and sports presented by three different personalities in each newscast. As viewers, we were on a first-name basis with each on-air personality, even if […]

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Trump should normalize ties with Russia quickly

Trump should normalize ties with Russia quickly

“Turn a globe and point your finger anywhere, you will find American interests and interference there.” — Vladimir Putin The comment came during a national call-in show in which the Russian leader denied that his country meddled with the 2016 U.S. election process, criticized the “political infighting” in America and pointed out its hypocrisy. But […]

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Bad grammar in novels

Bad grammar in novels

Maybe it’s the books I’m reading . . . but it seems to me that a lot of fiction is not edited very well these days. I’m finding many grammar errors in novels, and I wonder if it is because some of the smaller  publishers don’t have copy editors and are relying on the writers […]

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