Th anksgiving for the animals Hudson hopes to move forward following long-awaited arrest

Hudson hopes to move forward
following long-awaited arrest
Thanksgiving for the animals
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
In a town where checking out and visiting garage sales throughout the summer is a Saturday morning tradition for residents and visitors alike, the one hosted this past Thanksgiving weekend, organized and hosted by Joelle Panchyshyn at her home on Main Road in Hudson together with friends and a team of dedicated donors and volunteers, was surely one for the record books. At least
$7000 (and still counting) was raised for homeless or abandoned cats and dogs in our region. See story on Page 18.
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
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T H E
P A G E
T H R E E
S T O R Y
Picking up the post-UPAC pieces in Hudson
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
While news of the October 9 arrest of
former Hudson Director General (DG)
Louise Léger Villandré for 19 charges
of fraud comes as a relief to present
and previous elected councils, questions remain on whether others will be
charged in a decades-long misappropriation of funds scheme that saw the
theft of at least $1.1 million with some
speculation the actual amount allegedly stolen could be much higher.
“That’s just one of the charges,” said
current Mayor Ed Prévost of the at
least $1.1 million amount. “There are
18 other charges that have financial
ramifications to them as well. Prévost
was only informed by the Unité permanente anticorruption (UPAC) team
at 7:30 a.m. of the arrest the very morning it happened.
Léger Villandré held various postions at the Town of Hudson over her
43 year career including Town Treasurer, Town Clerk, DG and, up until the
time it was transferred out of Hudson,
was also responsible for the municipal
court, for which, according to Prévost,
she drew an additional salary even after its transfer to Valleyfield. Léger Villandré resigned from the town in April,
2013, just as the newly hired Treasurer
Sylvain Bernard began looking into
financial irregularities including reported omissions in at-the-source tax
deductions of town employees’ paycheques.
Sources told Your Local Journal Léger Villandré resisted the 2012 council’s efforts to hire an assistant to help
with her workload, reportedly saying
there was no money available for this
and that she didn’t need any help.
Council persisted and after three interviews - Léger Villandré dismissed
the first saying she couldn’t work with
her and the second took her thenemployer’s counter-offer – the town
hired Bernard in June, 2012. Léger Villandré is said to have only assigned
him a minimal workload and it was
out of sheer boredom that he began
YLJ FILE PHOTO/CARMEN MARIE FABIO
Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost said the recent arrest made by the UPAC team of former Director General Louise Léger Villandré will help the town
focus on moving forward.
to look into the forensics of the town’s
finances, leading to the taxation discrepancy, including vacation and sick
days not taken but paid, and other taxable benefits not taxed. Though Léger
Villandré offered to resign at the time,
council considered the discrepancies
as nothing more than administrative
errors and wondered why the auditors had not caught it. Council then
asked for the auditors reports going
had shown a serious lack of judgment
and could no longer be trusted. “What
else had she been keeping from us?”
she asked. The request was met with
some reluctance at first as she had
given her whole working career to the
town. Council then agreed and she
was asked to resign.
With the DG gone by spring of 2013,
council had full access to the files and
discovered unpaid business and prop-
“($1.1 million) is just one of the charges. There are 18
other charges that have financial ramifications to them
as well.”
-Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost
back several years and discovered that
they came with ‘recommendations’
but they were submitted separately
to the DG and not seen by the mayor
and councillors. Interim Mayor Diane
Piacente said at that point, she asked,
in writing to the mayor and councillors,
for Léger Villandré’s resignation as she
erty taxes and what seemed to be misappropriated funds, leading them to
contact the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
“Had the DG not been asked to leave,”
said Piacente, “we would probably
never have discovered what led to the
19 accusations.”
Former Mayor Michael Elliott
echoed the most often expressed sentiment since the arrest that the whole
event is ‘sad’. “I’ve known her for an
awful long time. She put in the hours,”
said Elliott of Léger Villandré, “and she
was certainly a hard worker. This has
upset a lot of people.”
Elliott said certain checks and balances were not followed as they should
have been and questioned why a mandatory annual external audit of the
town’s finances mandated by the Cities and Towns Act never revealed any
irregularities. “The town was paying
an awful lot of money for that,” he said,
citing annual bills of between $80,000
and $100,000. “Why weren’t the auditors reporting these discrepancies?”
Elliott further said, “If the auditors did
pick it up, why didn’t they talk to council or the police?” Mayor Prévost told
Your Local Journal the town ended
its 20-year contract with VaudreuilDorion based auditing firm Bourassa
Boyer in April of this year.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Positive
prognosis
A growth that had taken root in
Hudson about 20 years ago proceeded
to fester and do what any good toxin
is designed to do – infiltrate under a
cover of stealth until intervention finally arrived, albeit a day late and at
least $1.1 million short.
Recovery from the infection is going
to take trust, optimism, and commitment – all things that understandably
may currently be in short supply – and
the population could be forgiven for
holding its collective breath in anticipation of a relapse.
But an infection gone unstaunched
for so long will not heal overnight and
the residents have no choice but to
place their trust in the team whose
very reputation depends on ensuring
the patient will survive the indignity of
the illness.
Accusations and suspicions will do
little at this point to help the healing
process and unless one enjoys wallowing in sickness, the very act of moving
forward by taking the first shaky postoperative steps can only help speed
the recovery.
What doesn’t kill you makes you
stronger.
Dear Editor: [email protected]
Dear Editor,
I read Stephanie O’Hanley’s “On Groundhogs
and Gardens” (Your Local Journal, October 9)
with disappointment because it gives the impression that relocating wild animals is an easy and
humane fix when you don’t want them in your
backyard. Not only does live-trapping cause great
stress and possible injuries for the animal but, according to studies, they frequently do not fare well
in their new habitat. These animals are forced to
find food, water, and shelter in a strange environment while dealing with other resident animals
that may be territorial and attack any newcomers.
Trapped and relocated animals may be separated
from their young and any dependent babies will
die an inhumane death. Groundhogs hibernate
during the winter and may die if they don’t have
time to create a new winter burrow. In short, relocation is not the humane choice that people
want to think it is. Please consider simply building a fence around your gardens and existing in
harmony with wildlife instead of perpetuating the
unfortunate trend of getting rid of animals.
This is their world, too.
Marsha Howie
Île Perrot
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Dear Editor,
James Parry’s latest horticultural chronicle
(The English Gardener, Your Local Journal, October 9) about turning Pink Hydrangea to blue
could include the gender or species and cultivar
as well as soil Ph. Hydrangea Annabelle ‘Invincible Spirit’ from the ‘Proven Winners’ series will
always be pink, will not turn blue no matter how
many pennies are turned into the soil. This cultivar was developed in recent years. http://www.
hydrangeashydrangeas.com/inv_spirit.html
However, cultivars such as Hydrangea Macrophylla pink (pH6,5) need an acidy soil to become blue, something like pH 5,. Therefor a soil
amendment with mulch, and/or peat moss containing potassium and phosphorus elements will
create the necessary environment for blue flowers. Some add a sulfate but it’s not always needed.
In Portugal Island, agricultural farmlands are
edged with blue Hydrangeas.
Elaine Ethier,
Horticulturist- Arborist
Hudson
Canada’s Governor General inaugurates
Heroes Park in Beaconseld
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
The City of Beaconsfield officially
inaugurated Heroes Park and a cenotaph to recognize the contributions
made by military personnel, police
officers, firefighters, paramedics and
first responders during a ceremony
yesterday afternoon, October 15, that
was attended by several political dignitaries, including the Governor General of Canada – His Excellency, the
Right Hounourable David Johnston.
About 200 people – including war
veterans and emergency personnel
– attended the event at Heroes Park,
formerly known as Shore Park, to pay
tribute to the honour, service and sacrifices made by Canada’s armed forces,
and the civil employees who respond
and provide crucial assistance to citizens in emergency situations.
“It is a pleasure to be here for the
dedication of this park in honour of
the military and emergency personnel
who bravely serve this community and
this country,” said Johnston. “Many of
Canada’s most precious values – the
rule of law, the protection of human
rights, care for the health and well-being of others – would be severely compromised without the support of these
exemplary Canadians.”
Senator Larry Smith, who attended
the event on behalf of Federal Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino,
thanked the veterans for their contributions and continuing commitment
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Canada’s Governor General David Johnston (second from left) cuts the ribbon to officially inaugurate the opening of Heroes Park in Beaconsfield yesterday afternoon along with Heroes
Committee Chair Major Richard Gratton (left) and Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle (right).
to Canada.
“Today we inaugurate Heroes Park
as citizens of a free and democratic
country, a country as proud and strong
as Canada,” said Smith. “We have a re-
Bourelle said the park is a unique addition to the city where people can pay
homage to those who serve their country and communities. “This park will
now be a permanent symbol honour-
“Today we inaugurate Heroes Park as citizens of a free
and democratic country, a country as proud and strong
as Canada.”
-Senator Larry Smith
sponsibility to remember those who
have served on our front lines at home
and abroad.”
Beaconsfield
Mayor
Georges
ing all men and women in uniform;
and to honour those who have given
their lives in the service of others.”
The idea of a cenotaph was the
brainchild of Canadian Armed Forces
Major Richard Gratton, Chair of the
Heroes Committee, while he was deployed in Afghanistan in 2010. The
project received the support of Beaconsfield City Council who regarded
the initiative as an opportunity to
transform Shore Park into a space for
people to gather and reflect on the service and sacrifices made by military
and emergency personnel.
“This is a dream come true for me,”
said Gratton. “It’s a sanctuary that
highlights the service and commitment of all those, who in the course of
duty, risked their lives or made the ultimate sacrifice. This park symbolizes
our appreciation for those who protect
our past, present and future, because
we have a collective duty of remembrance.”
The Heroes Committee also worked
closely with the administrators, teachers and students of Beaconsfield High
School to develop the park. Under the
leadership of Principal Rosemary Patterson, the students contributed by
creating a time capsule that will be
buried near the cenotaph on Remembrance Day, November 11.
The capsule will include messages
of hope from the current generation to
the one that will open the capsule during the 200th anniversary of World War
I in 2114. Heroes Park was designed
by landscape architect Christopher
Parent from the firm BC2. The park is
located on Beaconsfield Boulevard at
Shore Road.
OPINION
A BLACK DAY FOR, VAUDREUILSOULANGES, RIGAUD AND SURROUNDING MUNICIPALITIES
Transcanada Pipelines is about to
register its plans to build an oil pipeline (they call it ‘Energy East’), which
will transport diluted bitumen from
the tar sands to Cacouna and New
Brunswick for export. It will go through
some of our towns and villages in the
Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, prime
farmland and cross important waterways and rivers in Quebec.
The pipeline will enter Quebec in
Rigaud and cross the Ottawa River at
Pointe-Fortune.
We should be worried about the
bad track record of TransCanada Pipelines. Its Keystone 1 pipeline, built in
2010, was supposed to leak once every
seven years according to the company.
It leaked 12 times in its first year of operation.
http://tinyurl.com/3jj2z7f
http://tinyurl.com/4xxwccz
“The pipeline will transport 1.1 million barrels per day through our communities (175 million litres). A leak
would devastate our local economy,”
says Rigaud resident Marie-Céline
Campbell.
LEAK DETECTION SYSTEMS
KATHERINE MASSAM
HAVE THEIR LIMITS
A study of pipeline leak detection
systems in the US between 2002 and
2012 revealed that only 5 per cent of
all leaks and 20 per cent of major leaks
are detected by the much touted leak
detection systems in place. TransCanada can guarantee it is able to detect
leaks which represent above 1.5 per
cent of the volume of oil in the pipeline
(2.6 million litres). Leaks below this
volume are not big enough to show
as pressure drops on the screens at
TransCanada Pipelines control room,
and can take up to 90 days to be detected.
Most leaks are spotted by citizens.
http://tinyurl.com/kooseby
OUR DRINKING WATER IS AT
RISK
“This project puts our water table
and the value of our homes at risk”
says Katherine Massam of Les Citoyens au Courant.
ECONOMY: SMALL GAINS FOR
BIG RISK
TransCanada will have to pay some
Quebec property taxes and the company claims it will create 200 jobs in
the province. “The risk for our economy and our drinking water is not
worth 200 jobs” says Mme Massam.
“Especially when you know that the
renewable energy sector creates more
jobs than the fossil fuel industry. And
the oil export port in Cacouna will
contaminate one of the most fragile
areas of the St-Lawrence river, where
the beluga whale raises its calves. All
pipelines leak, no exceptions.
TAR SANDS EXPANSION: A DANGEROUS ENERGY POLICY
According to the International En-
ergy Agency, the planned expansion of
the tar sands will have a “catastrophic”
mpact on climate change: http://tinyurl.com/al5q5fr
It will also prolong our dependence
on fossil fuels and will delay the development of renewable energy sources.
Against the project? Contact Les Citoyens au Courant:
[email protected]
(514) 316-8143
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Of mice and us…
Despite the fact that we have a glut of communication devices both old fashioned and electronic - in the house, our varied schedules usually see us resorting to leaving each other good old-fashioned
notes, written on paper, with a pen, scotch-taped to the window of the
microwave oven to ensure the message is received. It’s the one place
every family member is bound to pass in their respective morning fog
and has been home to everything from reminders to sign school permission forms to threatening notes to the kids to empty or load up the
dishwasher. Pretty benign stuff.
So I was more than a little ticked to find yesterday morning’s note
written by my early-riser husband with the foreboding warning,
“We’ve got mice again!” The telltale sign, apparently, was the holes
eaten through the bread-bag and the nibbled corners of the end slice,
the whole scene replete with rodent droppings. Why is it mice can’t
take a single mouthful of food without leaving their perpetual calling
card in the form of small black excremental pellets? It’s like they’re
so happy to find something to eat that their bowels just... well, never
mind.
We do battle with the little critters every couple of years and whenever we patch up one entry point, they’re always adept at finding, or
creating, another.
Our house has evolved through more transformations and renovations than I care to relive, but the mouse factor has remained relatively
consistent in that they only show up every few autumns, scouting out
a good place to squat for the coming winter.
I really wouldn’t mind their presence so much if they weren’t so liberal in their evacuation habits and their ability to infiltrate every corner of my kitchen. About a year after I thought we’d evicted every last
family member, I found the small, mummified corpse of a poor soul
that dropped into my large, cow-shaped gravy boat and was unable to
crawl out. It’s been over 10 years and though I still have that damned
smiling ceramic cow, I can’t bring myself to use it for gravy.
While we’re currently pet-free (apart from the mice that is) our best
mouser was a Border Collie who could be counted on to catch at least
one every couple days, beaming with pride as our fat indifferent cat
flicked her tail in disgust and pretended to look out the window.
A housewarming gift received many years ago consisting of a small
wooden cutting board and miniature cleaver, presumably to slice and
serve cheese... or something..., remained unused and largely forgotten about, eventually disappearing into the long-forgotten, dusty corners of the kitchen where useless items congregate. Only while pulling
the stove away from the wall to do some painting did we find the tiny
cleaver lying amongst a healthy smattering of mouse crap.
“My god!” my husband exclaimed in mock horror. “What were they
planning?”
It’s with a somewhat heavy
heart that, at this writing, two
traps loaded with peanut butter, are set up around the kitchen
sink. All bread items are carefully
stashed in the refrigerator and
we’re scrutinizing every possible
point of entry to bar more of the
critters from staking their winter
claim under our roof.
I’ve heard that mice are highly
intelligent so it’s kind of a shame
they don’t seem to grasp one of
the simpler tenets of existence exercised by most other mammals –
don’t s**t where you live.
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PHOTO BY AMANDA L. SHORE
Pincourt council faced questions from residents seeking final numbers on their respective tax
bills should the town decide to build an indoor swimming pool.
Pincourt residents want
to be consulted on plans
for inter-municipality pool
Amanda L. Shore
Special contributor
Although it wasn’t on the agenda,
the plan for an indoor inter-municipality pool was a hot topic at Pincourt’s
October 14 municipal council meeting.
“Personally, I don’t want to see it
here because I’m paying enough tax
and there are people like me that live
in Pincourt because we can live happily here,” said resident Robert Trepanier, “but they want to build too big
a project.”
Trepanier was the second resident
to voice his concerns about the plans
hind the Metro grocery store on DonQuichotte Blvd.
Pincourt felt a less expensive location for the pool would be next to the
Chêne-Bleu high school. The council,
however, felt there was no proof that
this site would be less expensive and
rejected Pincourt’s request to have the
site analyzed.
Pellegrino said he understood the
cost for this project to be between $15
and 25 million and given that TerrasseVaudreuil was no longer participating in the project’s funding, he was
concerned about how much the final
structure would cost residents of Pincourt.
“I feel that before any decisions are made, the council
should present the details of the financial investment
and explain what it will cost residents in taxes each
year. This was done when plans were being made for
the arena and it should be done now, as well.”
– Pincourt resident Antonio Pellegrino
to build an indoor pool, to be funded
by the municipalities of RELIP ( Régie
des équipements en loisir de l’Île Perrot), during the meeting’s question period.
The subject was broached by Antonio Pellegrino, who asked that the
council explain why their site proposal
was rejected and the reasons that RELIP chose to go with the site proposed
by Notre Dame de l’Île-Perrot (NDIP).
The RELIP consists of representatives from the three surrounding municipalities—Pincourt, Île-Perrot and
NDIP. Terrasse-Vaudreuil was initially
a member but in July they served a notice stating their desire to sever their
partnership with RELIP.
At RELIP’s October 6 meeting, it
was decided that the indoor municipal pool would be built in NDIP, be-
“I feel that before any decisions are
made, the council should present the
details of the financial investment and
explain what it will cost residents in
taxes each year. This was done when
plans were being made for the arena
and it should be done now, as well,”
Pellegrino said.
To date, the only public consultation undertaken with regards to the
building of an inter-municipality indoor pool has been a survey, done in
February 2013, to determine what residents wanted in leisure facilities.
Both Pellegrino and Trepanier feel
that it is only fair that the public be
presented with the finances involved
in this project and that they be given a
chance to voice their opinion and ultimately decide whether they want this
project to go forward.
Compiled by
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
West Island police files
Station 1 covering Baie D’Urfé,
Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Ste. Anne de
Bellevue and Senneville
A man was beaten and robbed the
evening of October 12 in Ste. Anne de
Bellevue and police are asking any witnesses to come forward. Const. JeanPierre Lévis said the victim, a male Ste.
Anne’s resident in his 50s, was walking
his dog along St. Pierre Street near the
municipal library between 9 and 9:30
p.m. when he was approached by two
young men. One asked the victim for a
cigarette. When he complied, the suspect then demanded the entire pack.
When the victim refused, the assailant
proceeded to punch the man in the
face and the body, taking the package
of cigarettes and some cash he was
carrying. The pair, described only as
two white males in their mid-20s, fled
the scene on foot. The investigation is
ongoing. Anyone with information on
this event can call Station 1 at (514)
280-0101 or Info Crime at (514)3931133.
Station 3 covering Île Bizard, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ste. Geneviève
A car-owner dropping of their ve-
hicle the evening of October 8 for nextday repairs at a garage on St. John’s
Boulevard near Harry Worth Street
in Pierrefonds was the victim of theft
from the vehicle. Const. Daniel Maheu reports the plaintiff received a call
from the garage the following morning
to say the car’s small rear-window on
the driver’s side had been smashed.
Items reported taken from the car include $200 Dolce Gabana brand eyeglasses, a $300 Sony audio system, and
a remote-controlled garage door opener. Damage to the vehicle is estimated
around $60. The suspect is described
as a white English-speaking male with
a slim build with medium-length hair,
between 30 and 35 years of age, about
5-feet, 8-inches tall, wearing a baseball
cap and a beige coat.
Station 4 covering Dollard des
Ormeaux
A man pulled a knife on a clerk
who was attempting to intervene in a
robbery at a store near the corner of
Sources and de Salaberry Boulevards.
Const. Leslie Potts reports the suspect
entered the store October 8 at 7:05
p.m. and began filling a black backpack with various items including cosmetics and powdered milk. An in-store
security guard approached him telling
him the police had been called and
demanded he put back the items. The
suspect then brandished a knife at the
agent and fled the store on foot. The
Harvest time
suspect is described as a slim 23-yearold of Middle Eastern origin, weighing
approximately 150 lbs. He was wearing
a black hoodie and blue jeans. The security guard was not injured.
Station 5 covering Dorval and
Pointe Claire
An incident of road rage October 7
saw an irate 24-year-old Subaru driver
take out his frustrations on a Société
de transport de Montréal (STM) bus
with a baseball bat. Const. Hélène Jubinville reports the altercation took
place around 9:35 p.m. at the corner
of St. John’s Boulevard and DouglasShand Avenue following a traffic conflict, with each driver’s description of
the event contradicting the other’s.
The West Island man wielding the bat
proceeded to smash the mirror on the
bus before fleeing the scene northbound on St. John in his car. The suspect was identified and arrested and
the investigation is ongoing.
Off Island police files
Sûreté du Québec covering the
Vaudreuil-Soulanges area
Three suspects broke into a St.
Lazare home October 8 around 10
p.m., tying up two of the occupants
and stealing jewellery and reportedly,
attempted to steal drugs. Sgt. Bruno
Beaulieu reports one of the suspects
fled the scene and the others tried
escaping in a car which then became
stuck. They proceeded to flee on foot.
Investigators were on the scene with
police dogs and a specialized team arrived to gather evidence. The victims
sustained only minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests
have been made.
•••
A Harley Davidson motorcycle
was stolen from a garage located on
Chemin du Lac in Rivière Beaudette
sometime between October 10 and
11. The suspect forced his way into the
garage and took the 2012 matte black
motorcycle model VRSCF bearing the
license plate 36287C. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to
contact police at (450) 456-3883.
•••
An October 14 theft at a Coteau du
Lac store located on Chemin du Fleuve
netted the thief cigarettes and lottery
tickets. The suspect fled the scene in a
grey Pontiac Sunfire. A store employee attempted to stop the vehicle by
hanging onto it but was thrown to the
ground. The investigation is ongoing.
•••
There were 20 accidents on Vaudreuil-Soulanges roadways between
October 6 and 12 with seven people reported injured. Police made six arrests
for motorists driving under the influence. Police also reported hit and run
incidents resulting in minor vehicular
damages.
SQ fundraiser for the
Quebec Cancer Foundation
The Sûreté du Québec will be hosting a fundraiser breakfast and lunch
October 21 at Eggscrepes restaurant, 349 Harwood Boulevard in VaudreuilDorion from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $10 cost of the ticket goes directly towards
benefitting the Quebec Cancer Foundation. Come meet Chief Inspector
François Roux and officers from the regional detachment. Tickets are available at the door.
COACH HOUSE AUCTIONS
PUBLIC
AUCTION
PHOTO COURTESY SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC
Following the implementation of its program Cisaille 2.0 during the month of
September, the Sûreté du Québec seized nearly 2000 marijuana plants at 23 different growing locations in every sector of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Police are encouraging residents to alert them to any sign that could indicate the production of cannabis, whether inside or outside. The Cisaille 2.0 program is deployed throughout
the year and includes efforts to intervene in activities that profit from illegal cannabis production, as well as the recovery of criminal assets. Police are asking anyone with information on those involved in cannabis production to contact them at
1 800 659-4264.
Sunday, October 19th
1:00 p.m.
At Promenade
Hudson
3187 Harwood Blvd.,
Vaudreuil-Dorion
(Exit 28 off Autoroute 40)
www.coachhouseauction.com Tel.: 450-458-5766
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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YO U R L O C A L J O U R NA L
St. Lazare gives green light to better
safety measures on bicycle path
Hudsonite Bill Driver, hit by a truck exiting gas station, praises town for fast response
James Parry
Your Local Journal
Said
Driver,
“I’m
extremely
impressed with
their response to
what could have
been a fatal accident and cause
for concern on
the part of many
cyclists who love
riding around St.
Lazare. I offered
YLJ FILE PHOTO/CARMEN MARIE FABIO
to meet with Mr. The town of St. Lazare is taking steps to address a dangerous situation
on
the
bike
path
on
Chemin
St.
Charles
following a mid-September biBoyer but he told
me that that was cycle accident involving Hudson cyclist Bill Driver.
not really necesnot prepared to accept any responsisary as the town had made a decision
bility whatsoever for what happened.
and that the work would begin as soon
Even though I was in my designated
as possible.”
lane, not speeding, and there were
As for the company, whose truck hit
several witnesses who saw exactly
Driver when it was exiting the station,
what happened.”
he is not impressed at all. “They have
Driver is now seeking legal advice
told me through emails that they are
to pursue the matter further.
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Major improvements are planned
by the Town of St. Lazare for the bicycle path in front of the Ultramar gas
station on Chemin St. Charles following a serious accident there almost a
month ago in which a cyclist was hit
by an exiting truck, sustaining major
facial injuries.
This according to Hudsonite Bill
Driver, who has since undergone successful reconstruction surgery at Valleyfield Hospital and who spoke on
the telephone with Daniel Boyer, the
town’s director of public security and
fire chief, on Tuesday, October 14.
“I was absolutely astounded,” Driver told Your Local Journal in an exclusive interview yesterday. “I was calling
him to make some suggestions as to
how to make it safer for everyone on
that particular stretch of the bicycle
path and was expecting some kind of
song and dance as to why it couldn’t
be done.”
Instead, said Driver, “He told me
he knew all about the accident, how it
happened, and what the results were.
And that he had already had a meeting
with his department and that several
initiatives had been approved for implementation by Public Works.”
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give any details of the program emphasizing that they will be revealed on
Saturday October 25 at 10 a.m.
The infrastructure meeting will take
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de l’Amitié, 10, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Est in Rigaud. “We are all about communication,” said Gruenwald as he
pointed out that more than one presentation of the program would be
James Armstrong
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An infrastructure program for
the municipality of Rigaud was announced at the end of the October 14
council meeting by Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. “It will be the biggest infrastructure program Rigaud has ever
seen,” said the mayor. He wouldn’t
made that Saturday, if necessary. He
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has a capacity limit of 200 people.
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volunteer work in organizing the Salon des aînes held earlier this year in
Rigaud. Council also acknowledged
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and Entraide des generations in organizing the same event. The event attracted approximately 250 participants
from around the region. “This is one of
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place,” the mayor remarked.
continued on page 21
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Rigaud Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. (center) seen here with Yvan Lecompte (left) President of the Club d’Âge d’Or and Yves Pelletier (right) thanked
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MAURICE JEFFRIES
S
o, it’s finally happened folks.
Following months of silence,
UPAC came crashing down
on Hudson exactly a week ago today
(Thursday) with the arrest of former
Director General Louise Léger-Villandré. Charged with swiping $1.1
million of the Town’s - make that our
- money and facing 19 counts of fraud
at Valleyfield Court on December 10.
That’s a Wednesday, by the way, if you
are planning on attending.
Innocent until proven guilty, of
course. But holy moly! Over a million
bucks and counting! Now math was
never my strong suit but - based on a
population of say 5,000 - I do believe
that this works out to about $220 per
man, woman, and child or $440 plus
per taxpayer here in our little town by
the lake. And that’s not chump change.
The Montreal Gazette, La Presse,
Journal de Montreal, CTV, CBC, CJAD,
and every other radio station within
earshot were in like Flynn and all over
it. Our town was in, or on, all of them.
Big time.
Generating a tsunami of telephone
calls from many of our friends in Montreal and throughout the province expressing their concern and amazement
that our fair burg - which my beautiful
Sunshine and I love and have always
praised so highly since moving here in
1977 - was hitting the headlines. And
for all the wrong reasons!
“What the hell is going on?” they
asked. What could one possibly answer?
RIVETING READING - Of course,
I think it’s fair to say that everyone in
town has known for a long time that
UPAC was investigating alleged financial fraud at Town Hall. But, in a way, it
was our kind of dirty little secret. Not
for public consumption. And certainly
not to be blitzed in the media, unquestionably hungry for any new stink of
corruption at the provincial or municipal level on the part of those entrusted
by voters and residents as it makes for
riveting reading.
Big cities and multi-million dollar
companies are one thing, say the cynics. Or perhaps realists. Business as
usual. It’s always gone on. It’s the price
of doing business in Quebec. Power
corrupts. What took so long?
But here? In a town where one million bucks would go a hell of a long
way towards fixing our roads, rebuilding the damn dam at Pine Lake, and
even paying a professional landscaping team to plant and maintain our
town-owned gardens, and even hanging promotional banners across Main
instead of stringing them between the
three flagpoles in front of the Town
Hall as is now the case.
“Is this the tip of the iceberg?” our
friends asked. “Will other individuals
be charged?” All I could answer was,
“Who the hell knows?”
But what I do know for a fact is that
the town that we love will get through
this. Even though it ain’t going to be
pretty for a while once the court proceedings start. Also that, despite all its
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
96-year-old Doris Blaize and 81-year-old Nancy Farnum cut the cake for the launch of the 50th
Anniversary of the Hudson Legion Curling Club on Friday evening as Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost
congratulates them both.
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problems right now, there are still so
many positive things and enough good
people to write about to fill these pages
for years to come.
---------------------CURLERS CELEBRATE - Take last
Friday night, for example. When the
Hudson Legion Curling Club hosted
a people-packed social open house
to kick off its 50th Anniversary in fine
style. Incredible to think, said president, Glenn Ruiter, that when the
club was first launched five decades
ago, there was no Fairview shopping
centre and no Île aux Tourtes Bridge!
There was, however, a whole team
of dedicated volunteers and players
determined to build a club that would
provide for endless hours of fun during the long winter months. Including
two very special ladies who were there
from the very outset and who, to the
applause of all, were there Friday night
to symbolically throw the first stones
of the season.
Namely, 96-year-old Doris Blaize
- who had celebrated her birthday
with friends at Manoir Cavagnal just
the day before and who, together
with her button accordion, is a regular performer with the famous Legion
in-house band the G-Strings - and
81-year-old Nancy Farnum. Both of
whom still love curling and are truly
an inspiration for anyone considering
joining the club for the very first time
in the coming weeks.
Loved the comment of guest, Mayor
Ed Prévost, who told the assembled
throng - to much laughter – that for
him the evening was a welcome diversion from what had gone on throughout the day. Interview after interview
with the media about the arrest of Villandré. But let’s not go there again!
On a more serious note, he added
that the relationship between the
Town of Hudson and the Legion had
been a love relationship more than
anything else and that it had to be
nurtured in the future. “We are here
to support you. And we hope you, in
turn, will support us,” he said. Again,
to much applause.
---------------------PUTTING ON THE RITZ - Meanwhile, having a nice time at beautifully renovated Ritz Carlton Hotel
in Montreal recently was Hudsonite
Mary Jefferies who was treating her
granddaughter, Elizabeth, to Afternoon Tea there in celebration of her
13th birthday.
Says Mary, “At first I was disappointed that they no longer served meals in
the garden, as I have happy memories of watching the ducklings paddle
around their little pond while sipping
tea. However, on seeing the beautiful Palm Court where they now serve
the tea, I knew Elizabeth would love
it. And she did! I heartily recommend
it for a special treat, and I thought it
very reasonably priced. Of course, we
did not have the champagne with our
tea, which is another option.” Way to
go Mary. And you’re right. It is a shame
about those darling little ducklings!
---------------------COLD WINTER COMING - Still on
birthdays and to end this week’s column on a fun note, this just in from YLJ
PHOTO BY MAURICE JEFFERIES
Mary Jefferies and her 13-year-old granddaughter, Elizabeth, celebrate at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal.
reader, Marie-Thérèse Sorensen, who
celebrated a milestone birthday with
her beloved husband, Chris, as well
as family and friends at her beautiful
Hudson home a couple of weeks ago.
Seems residents living in the region
recently asked their new mayor if the
coming winter was going to be cold or
mild. Since he was new to the region,
he didn’t know what to expect. When
he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell
what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side,
he told his residents that the winter
was indeed going to be cold and that
the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
But, being a practical leader, after
several days, he got an idea. He went to
the phone booth, called the Environment Canada Weather Service and
asked, “Is the coming winter going to
be cold?”
“It looks like this winter is going to
be quite cold,” the meteorologist at the
weather service responded.
So the mayor went back to his people and told them to collect even more
firewood in order to be prepared. A
week later, he called the Environment
Canada Weather Service again. ‘Does
it still look like it is going to be a very
cold winter?’
“Yes,” the man at Weather Service
again replied, “it’s going to be a very
cold winter.”
The mayor again went back to his
people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later, the mayor called
the Environment Canada Weather Service again.
“Are you absolutely sure that the
winter is going to be very cold?’ “Absolutely,” the man replied. “It’s looking
more and more like it is going to be
one of the coldest winters we’ve ever
seen.”
“How can you be so sure?” the mayor asked. The weatherman replied,
‘The locals are collecting a s*#@load of
firewood.”
And that’s a wrap!
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CBC’s Daybreak show at John Abbott College
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]urnal.ca
A group of John Abbott students
caught a glimpse of their future career
aspirations in action as the crew from
CBC’s Daybreak weekly morning radio
program broadcast live from the Ste.
Anne de Bellevue campus last October
10 as part of their special West Island
education program.
“It was an interesting cross-section
of students,” said Communications
Officer Debbie Cribb of the approximately 100 attendees at the Stewart
Hall cafeteria. “We had students from
Print Journalism, from Radio, and also
a few from Social Science who have a
personal interest in journalism.”
The current Daybreak team, comprised of many John Abbott graduates,
was greeted not only by a rapt audience
but with a bounty of produce from the
college’s farm including apples and assorted squash freshly harvested.
The students took advantage of the
post-broadcast to ask the Daybreak
crew questions concerning everything
from the requirements to the challenges of radio research, writing, and
reporting.
“What do you do when you have a
really difficult or personal question
the guest doesn’t want to answer?”
was one query posed to Daybreak host
Mike Finnerty.
“If you’re live, it’s difficult for them
not to answer,” he said, agreeing it can
be an uncomfortable situation but if
the interviewer is sure of their facts,
they can’t allow intimidation to sway
them from doing their job. “The most
important thing is to listen and not
be scared. If the answer doesn’t seem
right, you should be able to say, ‘It’s
a legitimate question. Why aren’t you
answering?’”
The topic of intimidation and discomfort in interviews was also addressed by CBC sports reporter Andie
Bennett who reminded students that
as journalists, they need to remember
that they don’t work for those they interview. “As long as you’re respectful,
you should be able to ask anything. It’s
their choice if they don’t want to answer.”
Bennett also pointed out despite
the trend in public relations firms dictating what questions can and can’t be
answered, journalists are under no obligation to adhere to their wishes.
“It’s not our job to be people’s
friends,” said Finnerty. “It doesn’t
mean we’re not friendly to people,
but… no one will respect you if you
don’t ask tough questions. It’s not what
journalists do; it’s what PR people do.
That’s not our show.”
Students further prodded the team
on how many people it takes to produce a radio show and how to recover
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
CBC Radio’s Mike Finnerty, Jeanette Kelly, and Shari Okeke were at John Abbott College October
10 as part of a live broadcast of the Daybreak morning radio show and wrapped up their visit taking questions from students in the Creative Arts, Literature and Languages program.
from a television news broadcast that
goes horribly wrong. Answer: “Be prepared with a script. Don’t try to wing
it.”
Perhaps one of the biggest changes in radio is that the booming ‘radio
voice’ so important in previous eras is
no longer as important as the idea of
just being yourself and trusting your
own voice.
“The best radio voice is your natural
voice,” said Shari Okeke. “It’s not about
you, it’s about the story and the information. It’s the same with your voice,
you just have to focus on communicating the information that needs to be
communicated, and be yourself.”
For more pictures of this event, see
our Facebook page.
Arrest
Continued from page 3
Leaf collection
Exterior Sector
Interior Sector
Saturday, October 25
Saturday, November 8
Saturday, November 22
Saturday, November 1st
Saturday, November 15
Saturday, November 29
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ingly.
Prévost said he’s pleased that, despite predictions by some town residents that justice was unlikely to be
rendered in the shadow of the larger
Charbonneau Commission in Montreal, that the UPAC investigators were
able to make an arrest and instill some
faith and optimism.
“It’s a bit of a relief in the sense that
we’re less shackled down by the past,”
said Prévost, “and we can spend a little
more time concentrating on our future.”
holding leaves and green residues collections.
Collections are hold in two separate sectors in
Saint-Lazare.
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Former Director General Louise Léger Villandré was arrested October 16 and faces 19
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Another issue that raised collective eyebrows at Town Hall was Léger
Villandré receiving a $10,000 cheque
from the town’s insurance company
for ‘good customer service’ in October, 2012. “The town was doing business with the insurance company,”
said Elliott, pointing out that the prize
money, logically, should have been remitted to the town and not the DG personally. “There was no advertising of
this contest. This certainly didn’t pass
the ‘smell test’.”
Elliott said that when his council
discovered that Léger Villandré, upon
her resignation, was due to receive a
severance package of over $200,000,
they intervened and held onto it. “That
might be the only money the town will
ever be able to claim back.” Elliott also
concurred that the amount Léger Villandré is being accused of stealing
seems to be on the low side. “I suspect
it could be higher than that but I think
somebody shredded a lot of the evidence.”
When asked if it was possible that
Léger Villandré acted alone in her
decades-long deception, Prévost said
though forensic accounting is not his
area of expertise, that anything was
possible. “But it seems to me highly
unlikely.” Prévost also speculated anyone who was complicit in the deception may have been doing so unknow-
Chemin Sa
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Exterior
Sector
Exterior
Sector
For all the conditions and other ecological
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BOOM is back
Hudson Music Festival stages second annual night of music, food and art at
Victorian Waterfront Mansion Winterholme
Blair Mackay, Artistic Director of
the Hudson Music Festival (HMF), announced October 14 that the HMF will
be staging its second annual BOOM
event at one of Hudson’s most elegant and beautifully restored Victorian
homes at 556 Main Road in Hudson.
The event, which is a fundraiser for the
festival, is being hosted by Deborah
MacLeod and Ward Sellers, owners of
this spectacular estate.
BOOM 2014 will take place on Saturday, November 1st at 7 pm, and will
feature a great line up of artists that
will surprise, challenge and soothe
everyone. The theme of the event is
556 Shades of Grey, mirroring the address and façade of the host mansion.
Guests are invited to wear something
in a shade of grey for the evening.
As was the case with last year’s inaugural event, BOOM 2014 will feature four separate and simultaneous
performances that will be performed
four times throughout the evening in
four separate rooms of the exquisite
locale. Each group of performances
will be preceded by a tapas-style tasting menu created exclusively for the
event. A fifth performance by a fifth
artist will close the evening, in the central room. This year the closing feature
artist is Coral Egan. (http://www.bonsound.com/en/artist/coral-egan/)
The event will be limited to 100
guests.
“Last year’s BOOM fundraiser was a
huge success and the talk of the town,
so we’re very much looking forward
to our second-annual event,” said
Mackay. “Over the past eight years
the Hudson Music Festival has been
greatly assisted by the generosity of
individuals, corporations, foundations
and various levels of government, including the Town of Hudson, to help
us grow the festival, and our annual
BOOM party gives everyone in the
community the chance to participate
in putting Hudson on the map as a
unique cultural destination. BOOM
2014 should be another great party,
and we look forward to seeing our
friends and supporters, both new and
long-standing.”
Tickets are $75.00 (tax receipt of
$50). Special instructions will follow
your registration. Tickets are avail-
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
The theme of the event is 556 Shades of Grey, mirroring the address and façade of the host mansion and guests are invited to adorn themselves in grey attire.
able online at: WWW.SHOWTIX4U.
COM or by calling 1-866-967-8167.
Information and reservations also
available at:Hudson Music Festival:
450-807-1179
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and if so, you may receive both injections at the same appointment.
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The members of the grassroots Train de l’Ouest project are not giving up pressure on their quest to bring efficient commuter train service to the West Island.
Lincoln will keep lobbying for Train de l’Ouest
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
Clifford Lincoln is continuing his
efforts to keep the proposed Train de
l’Ouest on track and hopes the Quebec Treasury department will open its
purse strings and begin funding the
long-awaited billion dollar project.
Lincoln, a spokesperson for the
Train de l’Ouest citizens’ coalition and
a long-time advocate of the project
that would see a dedicated commuter
line built to service the West Island
and western off-island communities,
made his comments to Your Local
Journal following an appearance during a radio broadcast at John Abbott
College last Friday, October 10.
“We’re further than we have been,”
said Lincoln. “Obviously, the Liberals
are for it. Now we have to go through
the provincial treasury board to get
an okay for the project to start. That is
where the hurdle is. They want us to
provide further proof that the Train de
l’Ouest is the best option for transportation on the West Island.
“We want it fast tracked because
we’ve been studying this thing forever,”
Lincoln added. “We’ve got all the studies. In 2011, there was $22 million that
was given for a study. We can’t keep
studying the issue all the time. We
know what the problem is. It’s simply
that we need another set of tracks to
avoid the freight trains and have more
passenger rail service,” said Lincoln.
The Train de l’Ouest currently uses
tracks operated by Canadian National
(CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) railways that are supposed to be dedicated exclusively for the commuter rail
service during morning and afternoon
rush hours.
Continued on page 20
English-speaking community excluded
from debate on Bill 10
The Quebec Community Groups
Network learned October 9 that it is
the only English-language community
group scheduled to be heard at hearings on Bill 10, which proposes a massive reorganization of Quebec’s health
care system.
“We are outraged that our community is essentially being shut out of the
debate on Bill 10,” said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting the proposed legislation would have a huge
impact on institutions that were built
and supported by Quebec’s Englishspeaking community for many generations.
“It is unacceptable that the government wants to cut the community off
from its institutions and that Englishspeaking groups, except for QCGN,
are being deprived of the right to get
involved in the debate,” added Lamoureux. “This is not consistent with democratic values, and not the Quebec way
of doing things.”
The final list includes 68 organizations and individuals, almost all from
the health and social service network.
Hearings are scheduled to take place
starting in mid-October, continuing into November. The government
hopes to have the bill passed before
QCGN can do a good job representing
issues of common concern regarding
governance, language and access to
services, it cannot possibly represent
all of the diverging interests of our
“ It is unacceptable that the government wants to
cut the community off from its institutions and that
English-speaking groups, except for QCGN, are being
deprived of the right to get involved in the debate”
- QCGN President Dan Lamoureux
the Christmas break in mid-December.
“The composition of the list is indicative that community is being evacuated not only from the process, but from
our health and social service network,”
commented QCGN Director General
Sylvia Martin-Laforge, remarking that
this major sea change is happening
too fast with too little consultation
from the many affected. “While the
community of communities.”
The QCGN is calling upon Health
Minister Gaétan Barrette to reconsider the list in view of the community’s
concerns. We are also calling on Premier Philippe Couillard and all of our
Ministers and MNAs – especially those
with responsibility to their Englishspeaking constituents – to speak up for
Quebec’s English-speaking minority
and ensure they are heard in this im-
portant societal debate.
The QCGN pledges, if it remains
the only English-speaking community
representative at the hearings, to work
with members and stakeholders to do
all in its power to ensure that all the
voices and concerns of our community of communities are heard.
The Quebec Community Groups
Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-forprofit organization bringing together
41 English-language community organizations across Quebec. As a centre of
evidence-based expertise and collective action it identifies, explores and
addresses strategic issues affecting the
development and vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec
and encourages dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups,
institutions and leaders.
For further information:
Rita Legault, Director of Communications | [email protected]
Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223,
cellular: 514-912-6555
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Dr. Fiore Lalla to highlight upcoming
seniors’ health fair
Former Lakeshore General head of psychiatry to help seniors deal with stress at Oct. 18 event
Longtime former Lakeshore General Hospital head of psychiatry Dr. Fiore
Lalla will give West Island seniors a
free seminar on managing their evergrowing levels of stress at the upcoming West Island Seniors Health Fair,
slated for Le Cambridge Seniors’ Residence in Pointe Claire next Saturday.
Dr. Lalla, who was head of psychiatry at the hospital for 10 years before
scaling back his workload, said today`s
seniors have more on their mind than
ever before and will get some great,
easily digestible techniques they can
apply immediately in their daily lives
at his presentation.
“Today’s 55-plus generation has
more on their plates than at any time
in recent history and they do need to
be able to handle it all. Sometimes living on a fixed income is a stresser for
them and they need a way to emotionally handle everything that comes
their way,” he said.
The Seniors Health Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the
residence, located at 340 Hymus Blvd.
in Pointe Claire near the Kirkland border. Dr. Lalla’s presentation will take
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place at 12:15 p.m. Lalla is an ex-officio member of the Lakeshore General
Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation will also have a
display at the health fair and will solicit
donations and volunteers.
Dr. Lalla said his presentation can
be equated with his work on the foundation’s board and in its fundraising
efforts.
“Just as we do our best to maintain
a high level of quality health care at
the hospital, the Lakeshore General
Hospital Foundation does its best to
raise badly-needed funds to advance
the state of care at the hospital and
purchasing equipment that the government doesn`t necessarily want to
pay for or can afford,” he said. Lalla,
a Kirkland resident, added that foundation fundraising efforts always aid
those West Islanders who are most
vulnerable.
“When you are sick or you are hurt,
where do you go in the West Island?
You go to the Lakeshore General Hospital, and helping raise funds to advance care there is something that
helps every West Islander,” he added.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY LAKESHORE GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Lakeshore General Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Fiore Lalla makes a point in Lakeshore General
Hospital Foundation offices Friday morning in Pointe Claire. Lalla, a Kirkland resident, will
present a seminar on stress management for seniors next Saturday at the West Island Seniors`
Health Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Le Cambridge, 340 Hymus Blvd. in Pointe
Claire.
Other presenters at the seniors’
health fair include Voluntas Commemoration, Comfort Keepers and
AGI (Alzheimers).
For more information on the West
Island Seniors Health Fair or the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation,
please contact LGH Foundation communications officer Marc Lalonde at
514-630-2081.
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Hudson garage sale raises $7000 to help
neglected cats and dogs in the region
Organizers look forward to meeting with town’s Director General Catherine Haulard
James Parry
Your Local Journal
Following their sensationally successful three-day garage sale Thanksgiving weekend that raised $7000 in
Hudson to help neglected cats and
dogs in the region, Joelle Panchyshyn
and her team of volunteers say they
are looking forward to meeting with
the town’s Director General Catherine
Haulard to see how they can support
the Town of Hudson initiatives to-
wards animal welfare.
Said Panchyshyn in an interview
with Your Local Journal, “It’s always
intimidating when one wishes to surpass previous achievements. Not because of ego, but because the plight of
our gentle animals is enhanced by the
oncoming winter months. We call it a
garage sale but it is much more than
that. We appealed to the public to part
with their hidden treasures which we
could turn into a commodity called
cash. The response was phenomenal
as people showed up daily with saleable merchandise.”
Added Panchyshyn, “Those who
did not have goods were generous with
cash donations which were a significant part of monies raised. Volunteers
were needed to sort out and prepare
someone’s discards into a marketable commodity. Our community has
many generous souls as neighbours
and friends pitched in to help.” Indeed, one friend of the family contributed a full pallet of windshield washer
fluid which sold overnight and raised
$800 through that one initiative.
“It must also be added that the
Hudson Animal Vet Clinic has made a
donation in kind towards sterilization
services which are a major cost component prior to placing animals for
adoption,” said Panchyshyn. “Also that
during our event, we were successful
in placing four kittens into loving forever homes.”
“This initiative has given us a forum
to introduce to the public the plight
of animals. The need for neutering
and shutting down puppy mills. And
spreading the initiative recently introduced by Hudson, to disallow the sale
of animals in pet shops.”
Every cent raised at the sale will
be donated to the Rigaud-based Comité d’Aide de Secours pour les Chats
Abandonnés and Rosie Animal Adoption. Both initiatives of volunteers who
often spend their own money to help
neglected cats and dogs in need.
Said Panchyshyn, “This has been
a wonderful Thanksgiving. And God
bless all the animals.”
StoryFest 2014
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
United for the cause are Claudette Champagne of CASCA, Joelle Panchyshyn, volunteer extraordinaire Christine Heidt, and Beverley Besse.
PHOTO COURTESY GREENWOOD CENTRE
Greenwood’s StoryFest 2014 is enormously pleased to welcome Margaret Atwood and
Graeme Gibson to Hudson on Monday, October 20 at Hudson Village Theatre. Atwood and
Gibson need no introduction. Atwood is the recipient of countless Canadian and international literary awards and honours, and naturalist Gibson, one of the founders of the Writer’s Union of Canada, is perhaps best known for his acclaimed The Bedside Book of Birds
and The Bedside Book of Beasts. Greenwood has been bringing the cream of the Canadian
literary scene to Hudson for 13 years and is honoured that Margaret Atwood and Graeme
Gibson have chosen to take part in StoryFest this year. (*Event is sold out)
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HUDSON
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Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
2618 Postillon
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Gary Bosch
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71 rue Selkirk
$535,000
Laura Pittaro
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
64A Birch Hill
$459,000
Patricia Wright
450-458-5365
Royal LePage Village Hudson Inc.
432 St. Jean
$379,000
Paul & Diane Laflamme
514-793-4514
Royal LePage Village Hudson Inc.
120, Rue Bellevue
$429,900
Tina Dolce
514-941-8462
L’Expert Immobilier Inc.
433 Ridge
$359,999
Tania Ellerbeck
450-458-5365
Royal LePage Village Hudson Inc.
300 Main Road
$309,000
450-458-5365
Paul & Diane Laflamme
Royal LePage Village Hudson Inc.
2347 L’Andalou
$549,900 + Tax
Lee Thompson
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
2378 de la Fanfare
$529,900
Patricia Wright
450-458-5365
Royal LePage Village Hudson Inc.
2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
1719, Rue des Pâquerettes
$299,000
Renda Lasdin
514-984-0889
Re/Max Royal Jordan Inc.
33 St. Paul
$229,900
Roselyne Groleau Parker
514-947-7248
Royal LePage Village Hudson Inc.
2052 de la Famille
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$274,500
Anita Lasis
514-655-4116
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
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1513 Versailles
$479,000
Gail Meili
514-969-4134
Royal Montréal Inc.
181 croissant du Cerf
$399,000
Sonja Ball
450 451-4549
Du Proprio Inc.
2824 Pl. du Chambord
$417,900
Evelyne Micyk
514-668-9777
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7 Hudson Club
$324,900
Steffen Servay
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$399,000
Ekaterina Kirioukhina
514-730-5839
Groupe Sutton-Clodem Inc.
74 Rue Joly
$269,900
Gilles Clermont
514-703-6722
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
2755 Bay Meadow
$340,000
Susan Mason
514-238-4544
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
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145 Rue des Frênes
$499,000
Robert Léger
514-220-1271
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1123 Rue du Suroit
$344,900
Kyriakos Karelas
514-602-7653
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75, Avenue 42 e,
$339,900
or $1600 a month furnished
or $1450 a month unfurnished
Tina Dolce
514-941-8462
L’Expert Immobilier Inc.
NÔTRE DAME DE L’ÎLE PERROT
20 Robillard
$275,000
Linda Noseworthy
514-830-2288
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
40 Rue de Franconie
$428,000
Olivier Lawlor
514-242-4131
Lawlor & Associés Inc.
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project has been promulgated by the
treasury board, it’s on,” said Lincoln.
“The key item is to have the okay of
the treasury board. The work has to be
done progressively anyway.”
Lincoln pointed out that the proBut there have been instances
vincial Liberal government has comwhere freight trains have used the
mitted itself to proceeding with the
tracks during peak commuter travel
project. In July, provincial Transport
periods that have resulted in delays to
Minister Robert Pöeti announced that
passenger trains.
$80 million would be allocated to proThe dedicated Train de l’Ouest
vide an additional two to three trains
commuter rail line which is currently
in each direction within the next 18
pegged at about $1 billion, would elimto 24 months, contingent on when the
inate the need for the commuter trains
Agence Métropolitain de Transport
to use the CN and
(AMT) can secure
CP tracks, thereby
the equipment.
substantially re- “ Why should we be the
Another meeting
ducing delays.
to discuss the issue
“You
cannot orphans of the West Isis scheduled behave any long- land? I really can’t untween Lincoln and
lasting infrastrucPöeti soon. In the
ture which is es- derstand it. It doesn’t
interim, Lincoln will
sential to people make sense. We could
continue to lobby
without
having
“very hard” to make
to pay for it,” said take thousands of cars
the Train de l’Ouest
Lincoln. “It’s an off the highways overbecome a reality
investment. The
and credited coalilonger we wait, the night if we had proper
tion members for
more it will cost train service”
their hard work with
and the price will
keeping the issue in
- Clifford Lincoln
go up exponenthe media and pubtially if we dillylic spotlight.
dally any longer.”
“The mayors are on our side. EveryLincoln doesn’t anticipate that the
body is still on our side, in fact, more
total amount would be provided imthan ever. People tell us, ‘Don’t give
mediately, but would at least like to see
up the fight’. They are so frustrated and
the funding provided in phases. “We’re
can’t understand how in such a large
not asking for $1 billion overnight,”
city in a rich country, why they can’t
said Lincoln. “What we’re saying is
receive proper train service. It’s inconlet’s get it done in four or five phases
ceivable,” said Lincoln.
in increments of about $175 million.
“Everybody else in Montreal has
At least the project will start and it will
the metro and other forms of public
give people hope that it will be comtransportation,” Lincoln added. “Why
pleted within four to five years.”
should we be the orphans of the West
If the project is approved by the
Island? I really can’t understand it. It
Treasury Board, it would proceed undoesn’t make sense. We could take
til completion even if another political
thousands of cars off the highways
party were to form a majority governovernight if we had proper train serment in the next provincial election in
vice.”
about three to four years. “Once the
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Desjardins Vaudreuil-Soulanges student grant contest is back
Launched during a press conference held October 15 at the Centre de
services de Coteau-du-Lac de Desjardins, the popular student grant contest
for 2014-2015 offers participants the
chance to win financial support for
their education.
This year, a total amount of $100,000
in prize money will be shared by 70
post-secondary students at a ceremony in February 2015. The individual
grants will range from $500 to $5000
per winner.
To enter the contest, participants
must be registered as full-time postsecondary students in the first, second or third level of either a Diplôme
d’études Collégiales (DEC), a Diplôme
d’études professionnelles (DEP) or
university degree. Participants must
also be members of Desjardins or become a member by November 21 2014
and have a home address in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. In the next
few weeks, information regarding the
contest and how to apply will be made
available through local news outlets,
social networks such as Facebook and
other virtual media platforms.
Applicants for the contest need to
fill out an on-line registration form at
www.caissevaudreuilsoulanges.com.
The registration period will close November 21 2014. During the month of
December, a random draw of names
will be conducted to determine the 70
winners for the 2014 – 2015 contest.
They will receive their prizes in February 2015.
Since Caisse Desjardins VaudreuilSoulanges first launched this competition in 2009, more than 380 students
have shared $520,000 in scholarships.
Rigaud
of Sainte-Madeleine de Rigaud for
their 2014 Bazar on Wednesday October 22. The purchase of tickets was
also approved in support of the Bal
de L’Avenir 2014 for the Fondation du
Collège Bourget on November 14 and
the Souper du Prêt d’Honneur 2014 on
November 7.
Grants of $200 each were awarded
to Sarah-Maude Hart Décoste and
Loïk Servant for their participation in
upcoming sports events.
Continued from page 9
Council also officially congratulated the Corporation of the Festival
des couleurs de Rigaud for a very successful 17th edition of that event held
Thanksgiving weekend.
Council approved financial aid
in the amount of $500 to the Parish
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Under Human Resources activities,
council abolished the position of coordinator for the septic system installation program. Marie Legrand held the
post since September 2010.
Council approved the creation of
the position of Directeur du Service
des Travaux Publics et de l’Hygiène
de Milieu and nominated Tommy
Thibault to that position as of October
1, 2014.
Contracts were granted to Compass
Minerals Canada Corp. (Sifto) for road
salt and to Bauval Carrières Régionales and Pavages Vaudreuil Ltée for
crushed stone.
Council also approved a request to
the Ministry of Transport of Québec
(MTQ) for a new road accessing the
Haut Saint-François project at Highway 342 and Sainte-Anselm. They also
approved the signing of an agreement
with an entrepreneur for the provision
of municipal services to that project.
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Volunteers sought
for West Island
Citizen Advocacy
• We are desperately looking for
male volunteers to help out in
our Youth Engagement matching
project, which matches volunteers
with individuals with intellectual
disabilities to help break their social isolation. We are looking for
soccer players, coffee drinkers,
chess players, etc. If you think that
you can help, please call Susana at
(514) 694-5850.
• A woman living in a seniors’ residence in Pierrefonds would really
enjoy having a female volunteer
advocate who could read the paper with her or go out for a coffee
on occasion. For more information, please phone Yolande at
(514) 694-5850.
• A bilingual woman in her 60s living in Pierrefonds would really
appreciate having a female volunteer advocate who could help
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her with her computer. She would
like to learn how to use Skype. For
more information, please phone
Yolande at (514) 694-5850.
• A man in his 90s living alone in
Pierrefonds would really enjoy
having a male volunteer advocate
who could visit with him on a regular basis. He used to design airplanes. If you are interested and
would like to help, please phone
Yolande at (514) 694-5850.
• An 80-year-old lady living in Beaconsfield would need someone to
accompany her to the swimming
pool in Pointe Claire for her PostPolio exercises. Hours for the pool
are from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. She would like to
go twice a week. Any days that
would be good for the volunteer
would be good for her. Should you
be interested in this please phone
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Judy at (514) 694-5850.
• A middle-aged woman with mental health issues is in need of a
female volunteer to visit with her
once a week. She suffers from depression and anxiety. She lives in
Pierrefonds. If you are interested
please phone Judy at (514) 6945850.
• An 87-year-old German/English
speaking lady living in Dollard
des Ormeaux is in need of a female volunteer who can speak
German. She likes to sing all the
old German songs. If you are interested please phone Judy at
(514) 694-5850.
• A Lachine man with a lovely sense
of humor and a mild intellectual
handicap would love to have an
occasional friendly visitor to share
his love of martial arts and the
Power Rangers. If you think that
you can help, please contact Susana at (514) 694-5850.
• An Anglophone woman living in
Lachine with health problems
who doesn’t venture out often
would appreciate having a female
volunteer to provide some social
and emotional support through
regular visits. She walks with a
walker. She is a smoker and does
have a cat. For more information,
please call Marla at (514) 6945850.
• An elderly British woman in Dorval with a number of health issues
is in need of a female volunteer
advocate to provide practical support such as accompaniment on
outings. For more information,
please call Marla at (514) 6945850.
COMMUNITIES IN ACTION
13 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
To submit your “Things to See and Do”, send your information to editor @ yourlocaljournal.ca before Monday noon.
All announcements should include dates, times and addresses.
BAIE D’URFÉ
1. Gathering of Artisans Craft
Show - 20th Annual Baie-D’Urfe Curling Club & Red Barn Craft Show, Saturday, October 18 & Sunday October
19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 63 Churchill Rd.
& 20609 Lakeshore Rd. 35 juried crafters present their handiwork, jewellery,
woodwork, photography, food items
and much more. Light lunch available,
parking at Baie D’Urfe Curling Club, 63
Churchill Rd.
DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX
2. International expert Shaheen Sharif will address the Montreal
Lakeshore University Women’s Club
on the topic of Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for DigitallyEmpowered Kids. Please join us at
8 p.m. at the Karnak Temple, 3350
Sources Blvd. New members welcome.
DORVAL
3. The City of Dorval will present a bilingual scientific workshop
on magnetism on Sunday, October 19,
from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Drive. Children
ages 5 to 12 are invited to come and
learn all about this invisible force. Why
do magnets sometimes attract each
other, sometimes repel one another?
How does a compass work? Five different stations will allow children to
explore and experiment with different
types of magnets. The cost is $3 for Library members and $6 for non-members. Advance registration is required
as the number of spaces is limited.
Please call (514) 633-4170 for more
information or visit www.ville.dorval.
qc.ca/leisure.
4. As part of its Discovery Series,
the City of Dorval will present a lecture and slide presentation in French
on the parks of the American West on
Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.,
at the Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore
Drive. Along mythical Route 66, the
parks of the American West are a study
in contrast. Within a few hours’ drive,
lakes and rivers abound then a desert
appears. There is suffocating heat then
snow-capped mountains, deep dark
forests then seas of salt. Admission is
free for Dorval Library members and
$3 for non-members. Passes must be
picked up at the Library beforehand
as space is limited. For more information, please call (514) 633-4170 or visit
www.ville.dorval.qc.ca/leisure.
HUDSON
5. Life drawing and painting Following the great success of our last
life modeling sessions, Association
Hudson Artists Association (AHAA) is
pleased to announce new Wednesday
modeling with Ginette Boutin November 5 & 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394
Main Road. Cost $10. To register please
email Marie-Eve Lauzier at [email protected]
hotmail.com. This great opportunity is
open to all members of the community so call your friends and make an art
date.
6. A used book sale will be held
at Wyman United Church, 513 Main
Road, Friday, October 24, from 6 to 9
p.m. and Saturday, October 25, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
KIRKLAND
7. A talk titled Getting Older
without becoming Old (in French)
will be given Monday, October 20, at
7 p.m. In a humorous tone, André Bienvenue offers tips to give meaning to
one’s life when one is learning to age.
Discover through his lively presentation that age really does not matter,
and how to add life to your years, not
years to your life. Event will take place
at the Kirkland Municipal Library,
17100 Hymus Boulevard. Free admission. Registration required by calling
(514) 630-2726, #3216.
PINCOURT
8. CASCA Vaudreuil-Dorion and
CASCA Soulanges will be holding two
adoption days, on Saturday, October
18 - one at Faubourg de l’Île Shopping
Centre, 101 Cardinal-Léger Blvd. in
Pincourt, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
and the other at Finnigan’s Market
(weather permitting), 775 Main Road,
Hudson, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. For
information regarding our adoption
days, contact us at: [email protected] or visit our web site at www.
cascaorg.ca. Please note that adoption fees are requested to help us with
our vet bills and other costs associated
with the wellbeing of the cats under
our care.
POINTE CLAIRE
9. The Lakeshore Stamp Club
has started its 2014-2015 Season. The
Club meets at 233 Ste. Claire Avenue
in the Church of St. John the Baptist, on most Thursdays in the month.
There is the Bourse, twice monthly,
where members can buy World Wide
stamps and a discussion group where
presentations are made on a variety of
interesting philatelic topics once each
month. New members are welcome
- pay us a visit to see what we are all
about, maybe bring your Granddad’s
old Stamp Album and we will give you
a free evaluation. More details can be
obtained from our website at www.
lakeshorestampclub.ca.
10. A Christmas Bazaar will be
held Saturday, November 8, from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of St. John
the Baptist, 233 Ste. Claire Avenue.
Come stock up on home baking, preserves, jewellery, fine silver and china
dishes, gift baskets, and books. Also
hand crafts including bird houses,
knitted items and Christmas decorations. Muffins, coffee, and lunch are
available. Proceeds go towards the
maintenance of the church building.
11. St. Columba Concert Series
presents vocalist Barbara Lewis accompanied on piano by Doug Balfour
in ‘Passionate Heart’ celebrating the
music of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Michel Legrand, and other
great songwriters. October 25 at 7:30
p.m. A long-time singer/songwriter,
until recently Lewis performed primarily her own songs. But now, with
this latest show celebrating great songwriters, Lewis will showcase her innate
ability to emotionally connect with her
audiences, one that makes each performances unique. St. Columba by the
Lake Presbyterian Church, 11 Rodney
Ave.Suggested donation $12 per person at the door. First come first served.
For more info, consult http://stcolumba.ca/2013/10/concert-series/
12. The West Island Women’s
Centre will hold a seminar called
Wellness from Within Tuesday, October 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Come learn
PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE DORVAL
The City of Dorval will present a lecture and
slide presentation in French on the parks of
the American West. See listing for more details
about healing habits that will help
you heal from years of taking care of
everyone and everything except yourself. The presentation will be given by
Paula Lorimer, a licensed psychologist
and the founder and director of Evolution Psychology Center. This seminar
will be held at 11 Rodney Avenue, (enter by the parking lot entrance on Vincennes). All of the Women’s Centre’s
seminars are free and open to the general public. Please call to register. Free
childcare for preschool-aged children
is also available, but you must register
for this service by 3 p.m. the day before
the event. Note that you may not bring
your child with you to the seminar
room. For more information please
visit us or call (514)695-8529. Our
email address is [email protected]
FURTHER AFIELD
13. Johanne Patry, in conjunction
with Brian Brice and Carmina Choir, is
presenting Beethoven’s only opera,
Fidelio, in a semi-staged production
sung in English, on Saturday, October
25 at 7:30 pm in Concordia University’s Loyola Chapel in NDG, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West. Abridged to one and
a half hours, this opera is part of the
biyearly concert series. Loyola Chapel
offers an intimate venue to experience
opera and is widely available to the
public since admission is by donation.
For more information, please contact
Johanne Patry at (514) 843-7713 or [email protected]
20th ANNIVERSARY
Members of The Lake of Two Mountains Artists
Association invite you to attend their 2014 Fall
Exhibition and Sale, at St. James’ Church Hall,
642 Main Road, Hudson
Saturday, October 25 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, October 26 from Noon to 5pm
A beautiful working clock, made of enameled copper,
is being donated by Brigitte Umlauft and will be
raffled in aid of NOVA.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Oct 19th thru 25th
Small businesses...
big deal
Stephanie O’Hanley
Special Contributor
No doubt about it, small businesses are a big deal. According to
the federal government, small businesses in Canada are “engines for job
creation,” employing 48 percent of
the total labour force in the private
sector and contributing approximately 30 percent to Canada’s gross
domestic product.
Scotiabank reports in Canada
small business hiring outpaces U.S.
performance.
“The economic heart of VaudreuilSoulanges is made up of small companies,” said Luc Boyer, vice-president of the Chambre de commerce
et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Industrial and Prospection
Commissioner for the Centre local de
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développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
“They are very important for two
reasons,” Boyer said. “You have the
main manufacturing companies,
which are more or less the engine of
the industrial economy in VaudreuilSoulanges. But then after that you
have all the small businesses that
provide an attractive environment for
bigger companies to [set up] in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, from an industrial
point of view.
“What we try to work on and promote is that people can have a quality of life in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and
for that you need to have small businesses,” he said. “You need to have
those little shops, companies as part
of your neighbourhood,
Continued on page 24
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Advertorial
SRL Paint
Ask anyone of SRL Paint’s customers what the best thing about the paint
shop is and you will get a wide range of
answers. Some will say that excellence
in customer service is the key to their
success. Others might say it is their talent and knowledge.
You may also be told it is their passion and love of cars. Sian, owner of
SRL Paint would likely grin and say it is
all of those things.
Sian got his start in vehicle repair
when he was 12 years old. He took
apart a moped, repaired it and reassembled it in working order all by himself. That initial success led to more
daring projects. Next came a 1976 Firebird that became his first paint project.
These early experiments paved the
way for a lifetime love affair with restoration and eventually lead Sian to
mechanics and bodywork courses in
trade school.
Initially doing car repair work
from home, Sian opened SRL Paint in
Rigaud in 2000 and hasn’t looked back.
Approximately 50% of his business
is composed of repair work on collision damage for insurance claims. The
other 50% is devoted to restoration and
customization.
Despite his obvious passion for the
latter, both sides of his business receive the same quality, expertize and
TLC that his customers have come to
expect and appreciate.
SRL Paint is located at 13-A St Jean
Baptiste St w, Rigaud. You can reach
Sian at (514) 973-7576
PHOTO COURTESY SRL PAINT
Oct 19th thru 25th
Advertorial
Planchers Artz Renovation
Planchers Artz Renovation is a
locally run, family business in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Owner Melanie Garcia
and her little girl, Gabriella, are always
on hand at the shop to greet you with a
smile. Melanie’s husband, Pierre is the
head contractor and renovation specialist. The trio are there to take care
of your renovation dreams from start
to finish.
Planchers Artz Renovation can
tackle renovation work of all kinds.
They finish basements, install stairwells, renovate kitchens and bathrooms, do tiling and even build decks.
Melanie will walk you through every aspect of your project from generating ideas, to selecting material, to
written estimates. Do not let the word
Plancher in their name fool you.
Yes, they carry all kinds of flooring
including ceramic and hardwood but
they are also able to provide you with
a wide range of tile, stone, and even
kitchen counters.
At Plancher Artz Renovation their
slogan is ‘Choice, sevice, quality’ and
they stand by that.Personalized service is what sets Planchers Atrz Renovation apart.
If Melanie does not have what her
customers want on hand, she will go
out of her way to source it. Pierre is
extremely proud of the quality of his
work and the products they sell.
It gives him great pleasure to see the
smile on a customer’s face when they
see the transformation that a renovation project brought to their home.
Plancher Artz Renovation can be
found at 408 Harwood boulevard in
Vaudreuil-Dorion. Drop in and see
them for amazing choice, top notch
service, and fabulous quality.
For more information call them at
PHOTO COURTESY PLANCHERS ARTZ RENOVATION
(514) 577-6250, visit them online at
www.artzcollection.com, and don’t forget to like them on Facebook.
Advertorial
Centre Décor Hudson
Centre Décor Hudson is proud to
have served this area for the last 50
years. Helping our clients create the
most welcoming home they possibly
can, we carry the finest products at the
most reasonable prices.
A common misconception is that
small boutiques, in small towns, are
much higher priced than their run-ofthe-mill big-box counterparts. We’ve
worked hard with all of our suppliers to
keep our pricing competitive. With everything from Benjamin Moore paint
to tiles, vanities, fabric and local artists’ décor items, we’ve got everything
you’ll need to complete a remodel or
decorating project…no matter how big
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Located at 33 Yacht Club Road in
Hudson, the shop front has had a facelift. Now sporting a wonderfully deep
watery blue, a custom Lea color like so
many in the area, aptly named ‘Paint
Pixie Blue’, it’s hard to miss from Main
Road.!
Going into the end of October, many
clients are looking to spruce up their
homes for the holiday season, and the
timing of the ‘Buy 1 Gallon get 50% OFF
the second gallon’ promotion on Benjamin Moore paint could not be better.
Regal is a fantastically creamy paint
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Businesses
it’s not easy,” he said. “It takes an entrepreneurial spirit. You have to be resistant to uncertainty because you create your own job, you create your own
company. That’s why the Chamber of
Commerce puts an emphasis on small
businesses and on the entrepreneurial
outlook
In terms of his work at the CLD
and with the Chamber of Commerce,
Boyer sees an entrepreneur as “anyone
who has a business project, even if it’s
very small at the beginning because in
the end you want to have an economic
activity and promote the company and
do something for the community.
“As soon as you want to run a business you become an entrepreneur,” he
said.
Continued from page 24
you have an economic network that
allows you to get what you need close
to your home.”
“The vitality of a community is
made by all the small businesses and
all the small business require entrepreneurs to make them live and make
them grow in Vaudreuil-Soulanges,”
Boyer said
As the population ages and company owners retire, they need buyers who can take over and grow their
companies, and that means finding
resilient people. “It’s a lot of work, it’s
a lot of stress, it’s very motivating but
ine, and some that Lea will make up
just for you, add some color magic to
your home today! Open 7-days a week
to serve you better. Visit our Facebook
page for our hours, or call Lea at (450)
458-5121. We look forward to helping
you with all of your projects.
PHOTO COURTESY CENTRE DÉCOR HUDSON
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COMPUTERS
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MANAGEMENT SERVICES
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DÉMÉNAGEMENT
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ONE ITEM OR WHOLE HOUSE
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Tel: 450.458.4857
Cell: 514.386.1278
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REAL ESTATE
ROOFING
RENOVATIONS
WHEEL APP
OPTICIAN
WHERE’S YOUR CARD?
(450) 510-4007
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ANTIQUES
COMMERCIAL
SPACE FOR RENT
DAYCARE
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Ground floor
commercial
space available
Subsidized
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daycare. One
turn your hidden
treasures into ready
cash. International
buyer wants to purchase your antiques,
paintings,
china,
crystal, gold, silverware, jewellery, rare
books, sports, movies, postcards, coins,
stamps, records.
514-501-9072.
BANKRUPTCY
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in matters of
Bankruptcy and
Insolvency since
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CAT CARE
You are going
on
vacation
and you need a
trusted person
to take care of
your cats? Nataly
Labelle is available
for Hudson,St-Lazare
area. Call 514-6058237.
for rent in downtown Hudson…
407 (1,756 sq.ft.),
411A (558 sq.ft) &
411B (1,114 sq.ft.)
Main Road. Can
be rented as one
space or subdivided to suit your
business… Very
bright,
ample
parking,
A/C,
alarm, attractive
courtyard, ideal
for retail, restaurant or professional office. Call
450-458-1125 for
further information.
Two small offices Main road
near Cameron in
Hudson. $175 and
$250 per month
respectively. Immediate. Flexible.
514-677-7696
COMPUTER
SERVICES
Wolftech Inc.
Since 2004.
PC/Laptop repair,
sales and services.
Custom
system
builds. Software/
hardware
upgrades, virus –
malware removal
Data
recovery,
network and internet troubleshooting. Pick up or
In-home service.
Very competitive
rates.
Windows
and other software tutorials.
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ca
514-923-5762
ACCOUNTANTS
spot available immediately. Babies
welcome. Don’t
miss out on this
great opportunity.
Call now 450-4511037.
Garderie milieu familial/
home
daycare. 2 places
availabl.
7.30/
jour .Educatrice
diplomée .bilingual. Programme
educatfis. Repas
equilibré. Grand
aire de jeux extérieures.
Rigaud,
near exit 17 ,Pres
sortie 17 Josee
514-433-5039
FRENCH
TUTOR
son/Saint-Lazare area
only. For info: 450458-7458.
EXCAVATION
Mini-Excavation
of any kind (10
years
experience).
Grading,
french drains, spreading of top soil and
stone, driveways etc.
... RBQ and insurance.
Ben 514-838-5922.
FOR SALE
SAWMILLS from
only $4,397. MAKE MONEY
firewood. & SAVE MONEY
Stacking and kindling available. Very
reasonable.
Dan:
514.291.1068
FINANCIAL
SERVICES
with your own bandmill - cut lumber any
dimension. In stock
ready to ship. Free
info & DVD: www.
NorwoodSawmills.
com/400OT. 1-800566-6899 ext:400OT.
Tel : 450-458-0406,
ATTORNEY
Aumais Chartrand
100 boul. Don Quichotte, bureau 12
L’Ile-Perrot, QC J7V 6C7
Ph: 514-425-2233 ext. 229
[email protected]
BOOKKEEPING
Bryan Todd, B. Comm (Acct.)
Business and Personal Accounting
Services, Tax Preparations & Filings
Ph. (514) 730-5966
season. $400. 514705-8760
HOT TUB (SPA)
Covers. Best Price,
Best Quality. All
Shapes & Colours
Available. Call 1-866652-6837. www.thecoverguy.ca.
GARBAGE
REMOVAL
Bankruptcy
might
not be the answer.
Together let’s find a
solution - Free Consultation. Bill Hafner
- Trustee in Bankruptcy. 514-983-8700.
MONTREAL
AREA
ONLY
will remove renovation debris and
junk from houses,
sheds,
garages,
basements. Also
old fences, decks
and
balconies.
Available 7 days/
week. Call 514804-8853.
Tamar Dodenhoff CLD
EnhancingYour Birth
Prenatal, full in hospital labour
support, & postpartum care
Free consultation (514) 799-7836
DENTISTS
Dr. Don Littner & Dr. Morty Baker
472B Main Rd, Hudson
Ph. (450) 458-5334
FITNESS & INJURIES
LANDSCAPING
MATH TUTOR
in the St. Lazare,
Hudson areas is available. At any level. In
English or in French.
Please call Astrid at
514 646 1528.
MOVING
Hedge
trimAll
ming & repair, ¿Moving?
Reliable,
shrub & tree jobs.
fully
pruning, stump reasonable,
removal, landscaping, sod, aerating,
topsoil, seeding &
yard clean-up. Also
gutter cleaning and
place your classified roof repairs. Call
ad into 24 weekly Sean 514-991-9674
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MASONRY
like the one you are
SERVICES
reading right now!
One phone call does Stonework on
it all! Call Marnie at stairs, walkways
QCNA 514-697-6330. & walls. FoundaVisit: www.qcna.org. tion repair & parging.
Chimney repair . Call
Pat 450-458-7925
Ivan’s
Garbage Removal
60% OFF! 20x28,
30x40, 40x62, 45x90,
50x120,
60x150,
80x100 sell for balance owed!
Call 1-800-457-2206.
www.
crownsteelbuildings.
ca.
yard, includes washer, dryer, stove, fridge
and parking.Unfurnished. No dogs. Currently available. Call
Dana 514-774-1194.
QCNA (Quebec
Community
Newspapers Ascan
sociation)
FINANCIAL
P R O B L E M S ? STEEL BUILDDrowning in debt! I N G S / M E T A L
Stop the harassment. B U I L D I N G S
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438 Main Road, Hudson
HOUSE FOR
RENT OR SALE
French
Tutor,
WHEELS Hudson 2 bed- Retired mathexperienced re- MAG
(Set of 4). RTX room cottage- ematics teacher
tired
teacher. Baron
15”
Mag style
house, with many years
Available for high
school, cegep, & Wheels with Kumho central village, hard- of successful tuP185/65R15
All
Seaadult students. Hudwood floors, large toring of students
son Tires. Used one
FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
Dry
FOR SALE
MOVING SALE
Saint-Lazare,
2713 rue du
Bordelais, corner of Nice, on Fri,
Sat., & Sun. Oct
17,18, 19. From
10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Lawnmower,
leaf blower, furniture, clothing,
shoes, fragrances.
Near
Evergreen
School.
IMMIGRATION
Brazolot Migration Group
35 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC
(450) 458-2186
[email protected]
equipped. Local and
Ontario, Maritimes,
USA. 35 yrs experience. Call Bill or
Ryan. 514.457.2063
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YLJ
Supplying your
VaudreuilDorion,
St-Lazare,
Hudson and
West Island
Regions
RENOVATIONS
Brunet Reno-
vation For all
your home general Renovation big
or small ,drywall
paint, Bathroom
,basement years
of experience
Sylvain
514-592-2173
SERVICES
Handyman.
Painting, installing
fixtures, locks,
and
most
household
jobs. Ask about
senior discount.
Call John the
Handyman- 514623-5786
V a c u u m
Cleaner. Sales
and repair of
all brands, 27
years in service
(Electrolux, Filter
Queen, Kenmore,
Samsung and Central Vac) Special
on Hoover Central
Vac
w/standard
kt at $399. (other
brands avaialable
from $329 and up.
Repair and service of all central
vacuum systems.
Parts and bags (all
makes). Small appliance repair. Carpet cleaner rental
available.
NEW:
Oreck Excel air purifiers $329.
Aspirateurs Hudson.com
67 McNaughten
Hudson, Quebec
450-458-7488
PHARMACIES
Marilou Leduc
Affiliated BRUNET
1771 Ste. Angelique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 424-9289
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
NOTARIES
Jean-Pierre Boyer
L.L., L., D.D.N.
1576 C Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-2323
Greg Lothian, B.Sc.,CAT(C), CSCS
OPTICIANS
Professional strength coach & Low back/
Lunetterie Vista
injury reconditioning therapist.
1867 E Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Become strong & injury free!
Ph. (450) 455-4500
514-867-5684 mifitpro.com
drs. Martina Kleine-Beck
Psychologist
514.265.1386
martinakb _ [email protected] hotmail.com
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Sandy Farrell, Davis Facilitator
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD & Learning
disabilities can be corrected.
www.dyslexiacorrection.ca
(450) 458-4777
JOIN THE PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 450-510-4007 [email protected]
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STORAGE
RENTAL
Two 12 ft x
24 ft garage
spaces with
separate locking doors located off of Hwy 201
near Hwy 40. $300
each,
monthly.
Call 450-458-6672.
TREE SERVICE
TUTOR
Services Arbor
Pro. CERTIFIED
ARBORIST. Prun-
SAT / SSAT Tutoring - I WILL HELP
YOU ACE YOUR SAT/SSAT JUST LIKE I DID!
I am a Stanford university student now
living in Hudson and have a deep understanding for the exam concepts and tricks
that will help you score higher. I am free to
meet you in my home in Hudson. Will tutor
1-3 sessions @ $50 per hour session.Education: Stanford University- Physics and
Math major, St. Paul’s High School, New
Hampshire-Summa Cum Laude Perfect
score- SAT,SSAT. Contact me on Facebook
@ Matthew Tappert or telephone 450 4586607.
ing, Crown Restoration/Reduction,
Risk Assessment,
Tree/Shrub
Removal,
Stump
Grinding, Hedge
Trimming.
Fully
Insured/Free Estimates. Emergency
24H.
514-7148733. www.arborprotreeservice.ca
YLJ
Supplying your VaudreuilDorion, St-Lazare, Hudson
and West Island Regions
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
VACATION/TRAVEL
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL: Low Winter Rates on Beautiful Gulf Front Condos
on Warm Sugar White Beaches 1-800-2222728 continentalcondos.com Mention Ad
for $50 off savings.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
AUTOS FOR
SALE
1996
Honda
Civic Si with
multiple modifications: JDA B16A
SIR II, cams, Exedy
clutch, JDM ITR S80
LSD trans. w/short
shift, urethane engine mounts, Sparco
quick release steering wheel, Sparco
seats w/Willans 4 pt.
harness, Neuspeed
sport springs w/Koni
front shocks, frt/
rear strut bars, stainless brake lines and
much more. $6500
or best offer. 514218-2776
2004 Mercedes
S430,
4matic,
110,000 km, fully
loaded, immaculate
condition,
winter
tires, reduced for
quick sale. Asking
$10,700. Call 438997-8522
AUTOS FOR
SALE
AUTOS FOR
SALE
AUTOS FOR
SALE
A Lexus 1996 Mercury
Vil- 2003 Camry SE
Special.
minivan V-6, built in JaNew lager
brakes, battery and 1995. 275,000 km. pan. All equipped,
charger.
Rimmed
mag
Michelins/
4summer/ 4 winter.
Black leather upholstery. Some rust.
Worth $2,000. Discount for cash. Call
450-451-4518.
Kia
Sportage
LX 2009 with
Convenience Package, (4WD), manual,
136,000kms,
very
good condition, never accidented, new
4 season tires, towing hitch inc., asking
$10,200 neg.,
450-424-4308
2007
sunroof, leather interior, safety equipment. Snow tires on
rims. Original owner,
non-smoker. Dealer
maintained,
hwy
driven, 186,000 km.
Volvo 1999 S70 Excellent condition.
Turbo 5 Auto- $6,500 negotiable.
matic, sun roof, mag Call 450-458-2566.
wheels, Winter tires
2003 Kia Rio,
on rims. $1500.00 call
Automatic,
450-458-7271
Green, new all
Mazda Protege, season tires, very
clean, 121000kms,
LX, 2001, 4-Door
$2,500
Red, grey interior,
2003 Kia Rio, Stan168000km,
A/C,
dard, Silver, very
Manual
Transmission, sun roof, mag
clean, 172000kms,
wheels,stereo, 4 win$2,200
ter tires on rims.$975.
both 4door. 514Tel: 514-694-7651
773-0394
Still registered and
roadworthy. Needs
winter tires. $999.
Call or text Martin
514-346-3234.
Chrysler
Sebring Ltd, red,
beige leather interior, 182 K, clean,
good condition. 3.5
liter engine, 6 speed
automatic,
fully
equipped.
4,500$
firm. 450-424-2155
Need to sell your car?
Place it here!
Call: 450.510.4007 or email:
[email protected]
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The Greenwood Centre for Living History
in Hudson, a charitable, volunteer-based
organization cherished for its role in
preserving and reflecting the legacy of
this historic home is currently seeking a
qualified candidate to fill the position of
Associate Director.
The Associate Director, working in conjunction with the Executive Director,
reports to the Board of Directors of Greenwood.
The successful candidate should have:
• Strong organization and leadership qualities
• Good communication skills in French and English
• A knowledge of the community and its resources
This position is a year round commitment with a flexible time frame.
The remuneration is an honorarium.
Send stories and/or
photos about your
events to: [email protected]
yourlocaljournal.ca
Please send curriculum vitaes by November 7, 2014 to:
[email protected]
We regret that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted further.
STABILITY, SECURITY & GROWTH
BREAKFAST / LUNCH
FUSION
Restaurant Café Campagne ~
3673 Harwood, Hudson (450) 4588204 ~ Breakfast daily from 7:00 am,
lunch from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm ~
Specialty teas, chocolates & gifts.
Carambola Café ~ 72 Cameron Ave,
Hudson, (450) 458-0098
Lunch 11:00am to 2ish and Supper
5:30pm to 10ish. BYOB. New menu.
Tapas - style dining available.
Want to join the Restaurant Directory?
Call: (450) 510-4007
Shoei Canada Corporation, a division of Shoei Chemical Inc., is seeking individuals
who have an aptitude for learning and want to become skilled at turning nickel into
powder.
This is ideal for someone who enjoys working with and around machinery, wishes to be
part of a team and wants an opportunity to grow within the organization.
We are a short walk from the Baie d’Urfe Train Station and we offer free transportation
to & from the Cote Vertu Metro and Fairview Pointe-Claire
A respect for good hygiene and health and safety is a must, spoken French/English is
preferred and a willingness to work shifts is required.
Please submit your CV, stating salary expectations to: [email protected]
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Muscari armeniacum or ‘Grape Hyacinth’ make for a spectacular showing in early spring and spread liberally throughout the garden.
The English Gardener
PHOTO BY GREG JONES
How many gardeners does it take to change a bulb?
James Parry
Your Local Journal
Just came in
from a marvellous and most
rewarding morning working in
the garden - an incredible 25 degrees
and sunshine - to let my scratched and
rose bush-pricked fingers (don’t wear
gloves) tap dance on the ‘puter. To
meet the deadline for this week’s issue
without a clue as to what I was going
to write.
But then, while waiting for my trusty
- at least sometimes - iMac to reboot, it
struck me. We gardeners sure are an
optimistic forward-looking bunch of
crazies, aren’t we?
Still whacking down perennials and
working on my compost pile, and I’m
already fast forwarding to spring and
asking myself how much time I have
left while the weather holds to plant a
whole new batch of bulbs before the
soil becomes unworkable.
I’m talking more daffodils, narcissi,
crocuses, snowdrops, tulips, grape
hyacinths, and Mireille’s all-time favourite - apart from lily of the valley
which I certainly don’t need to replenish - fragrant-smelling hyacinths. Preferably blue.
Without wanting to sound pedantic,
however, not all of these plants grow
from bulbs. Some grow from a corm,
which is a swollen stem base where reserve nutrients are stored over winter.
Others from a tuber, which is a thickened fleshy root.
Regardless, if you are planning on
adding some to your garden, now is
the time to do it. Depending on the
plant, bury them at a different depth to
ensure continuity of flowers from early
to late spring.
For example, snowdrops, crocus
and grape hyacinths, which should be
planted two inches deep, flower early
in the season. Tulips, daffs and hyacinths, which bloom later, should be
planted at a depth of 4 inches. And always atop a sprinkling of slow-release
fertilizer or nourishing bone meal.
For maximum visual effect, and
for the most attractive way of featuring bulbs in your garden, always make
sure that they look as natural as possible and are grouped together according to variety and colour. Never
in rows like soldiers on parade or in
circles - that just doesn’t cut it.
Every year, as they multiply naturally, these clumps will expand and intensify. Making your initial investment
all that more rewarding.
To help ensure this process, once
they have bloomed next spring, always
remove the faded flowers before they
have a chance to set their seeds. But
always let the leaves die down naturally so that the bulbs will absorb all the
nutrients they need for healthy growth
and a great showing the following year.
And, basically, that’s all there is to
it. Except to add that when you are
buying bulbs, corms, or tubers, always
go for the biggest and best formed.
Make sure that they are firm and forget about any that are soft or seem
bruised. Believe me, it will pay dividends in the long run.
And now, deadline met, I’m heading back into the garden to free even
more space for my own planting of
new spring bulbs while the sun is shining.
Until next time, have fun in your
garden. And it seems almost all the
ladybugs have gone. Right?
E-mail: [email protected]
Send stories and/
or photos about
your events to:
[email protected]
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YLJ Around the world
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Former long-time Hudsonites, Maurice Therrien and Denise Boudreau - who moved to
Montreal nine years ago - catch up on the news in Your Local Journal while relaxing on the
beach of the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cayo Coco, Cuba, recently celebrating at
least their 20th visit to their favourite island in the sun.
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2790 Du Cristal, St-Lazare
DON’T MISS THIS ONE – Well-established close
to town amenities. 4 BDR, 1+1 BTH, 17,241sq ft.
lot, secure crescent/cul-de-sac. Good investment,
excellent potential!
NATURE LOVERS -Bungalow in great neighborhood backing on large forest, with access to trails
& walking to park. 3BDR , finished BMT: + 2 rooms,
family room, BTH and access to large garage.
Centris #16803809
Centris #24292332
$324,900
1658 Blueberry Forest, St-Lazare
FARMETTE – The greatest equestrian street
of St-Lazare! 3+1 BDR, 2+1 BTH. Very well
kept & lots of updates, warm & inviting!
Centris #28380466
$439,900
1173 Champêtre, St-Lazare
FULLY FINISHED A-Z - Terrific living space, 3+2
BDR, 2+1 BTH, double garage, fenced yard, pool,
large patio and shed. Excellent value!
Centris #26401079
$349,900
$374,000
NEW
1856 Voltige, St-Lazare
CHANTEREL – Custom built home,
21,950sf lot. Impressive details, 4 BDR, 2.5
BTH. Triple garage space.
Centris #9369505
$450,000
1218 De L’Héritage, St-Lazare
STYLE & DESIGN – Stunning 2010 built,
16,180 sf, 3 BDR, 3 BTH, 9’ ceiling. Finished
BMT, open concept, private office.
Centris #25922329
$479,900
2336 Pl. Du Gala, St-Lazare
72 Deer Hill, Rigaud
CHANTEREL – Desirable, prime location, quiet culde-sac corner lot. Nicely landscaped, 5 BDR, 3.5 BTH.
All 3 levels tastefully finished, wood strip flooring/
ceramic.Must be on your list!
PRESTIGIOUS – Mountain Ranch, 5 BDR, 4 BTH,
2 Solariums, I/G pool, over 200,000sf lot. Simply a
great deal!
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Centris #15815208
Centris #26121549
$649,000
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$659,000