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The Freiheit family were out fishing when they got caught in a rain storm in the Laurentians. After the storm passed, they were greeted by a rainbow that started and finished on the water.
One of my favourite times to be in Montreal is in late summer and early fall, when festival frenzy winds down and Montrealers come out to catch the last wave of warm weather. The beat of the city is lush and mellow: flowers are still in bloom, there's time to linger over dinner at a restaurant terrasse, and the mood is purely pleasure-driven.
Vandals ransacked more than a dozen homes in a gated community in Val Morin over the weekend, marking walls with racial slurs and swastikas. Jacob Karmel's summer home was one of them. Karmel runs a...