Socially responsible investing

Poke the conscience of investors and you'd be surprised at how many are attracted to the idea of investing their money so that it improves the world in some way. Socially responsible investing (SRI) taps into this impulse, and gives us numerous ways to act and make a difference. What does SRI mean? Often we hear this: avoiding companies that exploit children or are involved with the "sin" industry: arms, ci ...

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Maine’s Ogunquit has something for every traveller

Spotlight on Travel - Mike Cohen Known to the Abenaki tribe as "beautiful place by the sea," Ogunquit (www.ogunquit.org) is a beautiful town of Maine featuring a world-class beach and magnificent coastline that attract visitors from around the globe. Ogunquit has something for every type of traveler. Theatre lovers flock to the many playhouses for the summer stock performances. Shoppers rave about the assor ...

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Follow the sun to a winter golf getaway

Among many Canadian golfers the winter closure of domestic courses triggers an intense yearning for sunny fairways that never see a flake of snow. Moreover, there are oodles of excellent venues to choose from in climate-friendly locations where there's something for everybody from budget friendly options to getaway spots well worth the splurge. Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic has 22 courses (more ...

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Father John Walsh

"I grew up in the North end - near Jarry Park. We were an Irish Catholic family in a neighbourhood that soon had other immigrant families from Italy. It was a great place to grow up. I played baseball, hockey and football." It was also where John learned to speak French and some Italian. Decades later, the boy who mixed it up with his North End club called The Spades is known to Montrealers as Father John W ...

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