mardi 21 mars 2017
NORMAND GRENIER (1945-2017)
By Bernard Bujold-
The creator of the newsletter LE GRENIER AUX NOUVELLES died...
Normand Grenier had been operated on for brain cancer in March 2016 but he had said repeatedly on his Facebook page that he was confident of overcoming the disease.
Normand loved life and especially people!
His project LE GRENIER AUX NOUVELLES was very innovative in 1992, and if it was only a simple 8 1/2 by 14 fax sheet sent once a week with news about the Montreal advertising community, the concept quickly became a success and an authority in the communications community.
He sold his business in 2013.
Rest in peace Normand...
See Facebook page Normand R. Grenier
lundi 20 mars 2017
vendredi 17 mars 2017
mercredi 15 mars 2017
TIM HORTONS IS IN TURMOIL...
By Bernard Bujold -
The story of Tim Hortons Canada seems to go in the same direction as Dunkin Donuts did...
A number of Tim Hortons franchisees created a group to represents stores owners to push back against the parent company's and his management. The group alleges that Tim Hortons brand is being destroyed!
See story The Globe and Mail
mardi 14 mars 2017
THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS
By Bernard Bujold -
With the snow storm coming over US and Canada (March 14-15, 2017), one interesting book to read during this forced isolation could be this new best seller THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Michael Finkel.
This is the stunning real-life account of one man’s withdrawal from society who became a secret hermit near a summer village during over 27 years, in the US state of Maine.
The winter descriptions are particularly realistic and reflective about the human feelings of one survival.
Have a good reading and enjoy the snow storm...
SEE REVIEW FROM GLOBE AND MAIL
LIFE AND DEATH IN THE MORNING
This story is about an old Order Amish families. One could call the story: Life and death in the morning!
See The National Post
samedi 11 mars 2017
SOUVENIRS FROM THE PAST IN WESTMOUNT (QUEBEC)By Bernard Bujold
When I arrived in Montreal in 1991, my first woman lover lived in Westmount and every Sunday, at the beginning of the relationship, her mother welcomed me with her whole family for Sunday supper in their magnificent stone house.
I have not seen the beautiful lover for more than 25 years but I have never forgotten the beauty and romance of Westmount and neither the warmth of those nice suppers...
Often on weekend mornings, I love to go in this sector of the Montreal city and stop doing some shopping there as to keep the flame of my memories well alive...
SEE ALBUM PHOTOS
mercredi 8 mars 2017
THE NEW STAR OF TELEVISION IN RUSSIA LARRY KING
The US television legend LARRY KING is now the new star of TV in Russia with his two syndicated shows on the network RUSSIA TODAY... He is still talking about politics and he loves it!