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December 2013 Archives

Margaret Atwood on purr therapy

napoleon.jpgAt a recent appearance in Montreal, Margaret Atwood described the attributes of the "crakers" in her Oryx and Crake trilogy.

Crakers are a bio-engineered super race. Atwood describes them as "an improvement on us" because they don't wear clothes, and don't need sunscreen or insect repellant.

They also have the abilility to self-heal with purring. Atwood acknowledges, the idea that cats provide health benefits isn't just fictional.

Listen to Margaret Atwood explain.

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Made-in-Quebec gift ideas

scarves.jpgWe visited the newly-opened Lowell boutique in Montreal.

It's a store founded by the designers behind recycled fur label Rachel F.

Lowell's Penelope Plante showed us stylish Christmas gifts, all made in the province of Quebec.

See the entire album of our visit on our Facebook page.

Listen as Penelope describes her gift ideas to Jeanette Kelly:


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Photo: Knitwear by Breed. (Tanya Birkbeck/CBC)