Il Cavallino: A Good Formula


By Melissa Arditti (WINDSOR, ON) – It’s been too long of a winter so, at the first real sign of Spring, it was time to head out to a restaurant here in Windsor. Il Cavallino, run by General Manager, Frank Gobbato, is a great little bistro located at 9420 Tecumseh Road East, inside the well-known […]

Teen Rebel Movie French Style

Cine Franco 2014

By Robert K. Stephen (TORONTO, ON) – If you have been around for a bit you have seen plenty of teen rebel movies. “Rebel Without a Cause” with James Dean made in 1955 might ring a memory or two. Well the French film industry can imitate and create any film genre they want. In this […]

Nationalism In The Skies


By Mary-Jane Bennett (WINNIPEG, MB) – Emirates CEO Tim Clark says the airline industry considers the Gulf giant its “bête noire” –the “monster of the Middle East.” With two-thirds of the world living within eight hours of its Dubai hub, it seems the whole world is now changing planes in the Middle East. But in […]

Ruffian Romanians


By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (TORONTO, ON) – I ran into a few ruffian Romanians in Romania before the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. Yes I have a few stories. Involved with a defector, tailed by the local gendarmes, sneaking into a Communist Youth Village discotheque (where the Russian Young Pioneers were avoided at all […]

The Truth About Food Dyes


By Sean Keats (WINDSOR, ON) – What Colour’s That Supposed to Be? Frosting on a birthday cake, breakfast cereals, a bag of candy, your favourite cookies, a cup of yogurt, pop, popsicles, those crunchy crackers, condiments, and even macaroni and cheese.  Food dyes have found their way into almost every processed food you will find […]

That Good Euro Film Mood

Cine Franco 2014 Adieu Paris

By Robert K. Stephen (TORONTO, ON) – Nothing like a good Euro film to get you thinking and then thinking some more. Growing up in Montréal with French television, particularly those late night French movies, has given me an appreciation of the French film genre. That’s the one where the characters are constantly in some […]

Have A Good Spring Cleaning


By Jessica Faught (WINDSOR, ON) – Have you ever talked with people who complain about everything? Their hum drum attitude can be weighty and contagious. Well, as we are all on the edge of our seats awaiting a well deserved well eared spring season, there are other things that have nothing to do with temperature […]

A Generational Downward Spiral

Cine Franco 2014 Suzanne

By Robert K. Stephen (TORONTO, ON) – The closing film for the Cine Franco Festival in Toronto on April 6th is “Suzanne”. This film will not have you leaving the theatre in a light hearted mood. In fact it’s a movie about lives headed on a downward spiral that may leave you a bit depressed […]

How Not To Sell Things


By Robert Tuomi (WINDSOR, ON) – According to a new report by Call Center IQ and NewVoiceMedia on average, “nearly half of consumers (48%) are taking their business elsewhere because they’re not satisfied with the service they’re experiencing. Even more worryingly, many believe that the process of resolving issues is so cumbersome that they will […]

Escaping The Rut

Cine Franco 2014 Hotel Normandy

By Robert K. Stephen (TORONTO, ON) – Part of the upcoming 17th Ciné Franco Festival in Toronto running from 28 March – 6 April you can escape your rut with inspiration from the French film “Hotel Normandy”. It’s a nice slick film highlighting the ability of the French to produce a popular romantic comedy. It’s […]

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