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Expressions of Remembrance
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Under clear blue skies, Veterans and youngsters like, such as these above, marched in Hudson’s Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, November 9 en route for the ceremony of the laying of
wreaths at the Cenotaph opposite Hudson Legion Branch #115. See details on pages 12 and 20.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” - Thomas Campbell
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Work on the extension of Rigaud’s rue de la Coopérative across the railroad tracks nears completion.
Loan By-Law for new Rigaud
town hall, re station, and
garage given green light
James Armstrong
Special Contributor
Rigaud
council
unanimously
passed the motion approving loan Bylaw 328-2014 authorizing the borrowing of $7.4 million for the town’s new
infrastructure construction plan.
Although the by-law stipulates in
Article 4 that the municipality is responsible for the repayment of the
loan and interest, and provides for
the possibility of levying a special tax
for the repayment of the loan capital
and interest, Mayor Hans Gruenwald
Jr. pointed out that two resolutions
passed by council stipulate the proceeds of the sale of municipal property will be used to pay down the loan.
The properties in question include the
former convent building on rue SaintPierre and the former municipal building on chemin de la Mairie.
“I want to be clear,” said the mayor,
after the meeting. “No property has
been sold, yet. We won’t do anything
until after the registry.” Gruenwald Jr.
was referring to the obligatory loan bylaw registry that will be held Monday,
November 24. If enough citizens who
disagree with the loan by-law sign the
register, then the town council must
decide whether or not they will hold a
municipal referendum on the issue or
scrap the loan by-law and begin again.
The mayor indicated at a recent information meeting introducing the new
infrastructure project that he would
take the referendum route.
Residents are invited to a technical
information presentation concerning
the three projects on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Paul-Brasseur Building, 10 Saint-JeanBaptiste Street East. The mayor and
members of the administration will be
on hand to answer questions concerning the financing of the projects.
In terms of provincial government
support of the projects, the town has
received a grant for the fire hall and
plans to request similar funding for
the municipal garage and town hall.
The signing of those requests was authorized during the Monday evening
council meeting. “We are looking for
all of the financial support we can get,”
said Gruenwald Jr.
In other business, Councillor Danny Lalonde announced the work on
the level crossing joining the two parts
of rue de la Coopérative across the railroad tracks would be completed within the next two weeks.
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T H E
P A G E
T H R E E
S T O R Y
Ste. Anne’s studying recommendation to
install downtown surveillance cameras
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
The City of Ste. Anne de Bellevue
is considering the installation of realtime surveillance cameras to monitor
activity on Ste. Anne Street to reduce
incidents of public drunkenness, aggressive behavior and vandalism that
sometimes occur after patrons leave
area bars, especially on Thursday
nights, which has seen an upsurge in
incidents in recent weeks.
The surveillance camera proposal,
which was made at the November 10,
Monday evening council meeting,
recommends that the cameras be installed in addition to other initiatives
that have been successfully implemented by the Service de police de la
Ville de Montréal (SPVM) Station 1 police station since the beginning of the
school year in late August through an
outreach program aimed at sensitizing
young people to keep the peace.
“Surveillance cameras are a dicey
issue,” Mayor Paola Hawa told Your Local Journal. “It’s not an easy decision
“We’re looking into it, to be honest,”
said Hawa. “It’s not just the cost of the
surveillance system that we have to
consider, there’s also the cost of monitoring. There are different types of systems. There are systems that record
without anyone actually looking at a
screen. If an incident occurs, then the
video footage can be reviewed according to the time and date it occurred.
“Then there are other systems
where someone is actively watching
the monitors and can immediately
report any situation that may occur,”
Hawa added. “I think we’re quite a way
from making any kind of decision right
now.”
One initiative that was made a few
months earlier by Station 1 Commander Richard Thouin involved forming a
partnership with the police, city officials, area bar owners and the administrators of McGill University and John
Abbott College, has been successful.
Young people are being constantly
reminded to behave or they will face
serious legal consequences resulting
from any type of unlawful behaviour.
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Ste. Anne de Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa said the city is currently studying a recommendation
made by Station 1 police Commander Richard Thouin to install surveillance cameras on Ste.
Anne Street which could help to further reduce incidents of public drunkenness and vandalism.
laws are in effect, post the respective
fines, make fines more severe, and
provide more taxi service after bars
close so that the downtown area is
cleared faster.
“Let’s be realistic, incidents will
never going to go down to zero. It just
doesn’t happen, not anywhere in any
city, so people have to be realistic. It’s
an unfortunate reality, but if we can
control it and minimize it as much as
possible, then I think that works.”
“It’s not an easy decision one way or the other because
what you need to do is balance peoples’ right to privacy
with the right for a secure environment. It’s not a black
or white issue – it’s definitely a grey zone.”
– Ste. Anne de Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa
one way or the other because what you
need to do is balance peoples’ right to
privacy with the right for a secure environment. It’s not a black or white issue
– it’s definitely a grey zone.”
While the city hasn’t made a firm
decision on whether it will proceed
with the proposal, Hawa said the council is currently studying the situation to
determine the cost and type of system
that would best serve the municipality.
“Commander Thouin has done a
fantastic job with that,” said Hawa. “Bar
owners have agreed to post warning
signs up in washrooms and DJs make
an announcement at last call advising
young people be civil when they leave.
It’s a novel and positive approach.”
In addition to the surveillance cameras, Thouin suggests the city provide
better lighting in dark areas, install
signs indicating which municipal by-
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New math
Cities and towns across Quebec were
dealt a nasty surprise from the provincial government recently with the news
that they will be expected to make do
with even less following the province’s
announcement it will be cutting Quebec
Sales Tax transfer payments.
Elected officials are scrambling to revise their 2015 budgets following Minister Pierre Moreau’s announcement, with
some taking particular umbrage at the
insinuation that municipalities can easily
absorb the cuts with any budget surplus.
Like any watershed – federal to provincial, provincial to municipal – the inevitable logical brunt will be borne, once
again, by the pocket of the taxpayer. And
while we can all reasonably expect to pay
taxes for services, we shouldn’t reasonably expect to pay more taxes for fewer
services.
If municipalities are forced to make
cuts, it would make sense to begin with
the nice-to-haves, like libraries and sporting facilities rather than the need-tohaves of public works and maintenance.
A town with less to offer will not attract young families, and if the population decreases, a compromised tax base
will lead to even more cuts, perpetuating
the decline, particularly for towns lacking
substantial commercial taxation revenue.
We elected a new government to fix the
decline in our province, not to impose an
inequitable financial situation on an already imbalanced system.
And one would think the finance minister would start by approaching the problem using the most basic of mathematic
concepts.
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Dear Editor,
I am tired of a lot of know-nothings disclaiming the beauty of the house under construction
on Quarry Point. I wish they would spend their
time studying architecture instead of badmouthing something that has a great deal of
integrity.
Talking about “know-nothings” why is James
Parry reporting on the goings-on with the
Executive of the Royal Oak Tennis Club? Is this
news of concern to the public? Or is it just unsubstantiated gossip?
Naomi Henshaw
Hudson
Dear Editor,
On Sunday, November 9, a new Canadian
play titled Spitfire Dance closed in Hudson after
seven performances here and eight performanc-
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es at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
I would like to thank all those who came to
the theatre to see the play for without witnesses
there is a hollow echo. The audience is the final
and vital piece of the collaboration that we call
‘theatre.’
Producing a play requires the involvement of
many people and I would like to thank all those
who helped in any way to make the play a reality.
In particular, I would like to mention the choreographer, costume designer, stage manager,
and the three talented actors/singers who populated the two stages, helped with the writing, and
brought it all to life.
Thank you Stephanie McKenna, Janet Gentile,
Mary Vuorela, Karen Cromar, Glen Bowser and
Brian Jackson.
Clint Ward
Hudson
YO U R L O C A L J O U R NA L
Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Pilon criticizes provincial
government QST transfer payment cuts
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
ing to raise taxes because they have a
cushion of surplus funds they can rely
on and that any tax increases levied by
cities would be due to poor to financial
management.
“It gives people the wrong impression that cities have millions of dollars
stashed away,” said Pilon. “Every year
when we present our budget, we do
our best to limit spending. When we
do post a surplus, most of that money
is returned to the city to help finance
large infrastructure projects.”
Of the $3.5 million surplus that the
city posted in 2013, about $3 million
has already been allocated to help pay
for the new water filtration plant and
sewage treatment facility that have
been pegged at around $70 million.
“The real surplus for the city is around
$600,000. It sounds like a lot of money
but it’s only about one per cent of our
total annual budget,” said Pilon.
Pilon strongly criticized the provincial government’s decision to make the
unexpected cuts and explained how it
would adversely affect the municipality. Unlike the provincial government,
municipalities are not allowed to post
deficits at the end of their fiscal year
which is why most municipalities have
a small surplus.
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is
scrambling to revise the figures for
its upcoming 2015 municipal budget
scheduled to be announced in midDecember after Liberal Municipal
Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau announced transfer payment cuts totaling $300 million to all municipalities
throughout the province last Thursday,
November 6.
For Vaudreuil-Dorion, the announced cuts will slash an additional
$500,000 in anticipated Quebec Sales
Tax (QST) refunds that the city expected and which had already been
factored into the upcoming 2015 municipal budget.
Last year, the city had to absorb an
unexpected $1.1 million cut in QST
transfer payments made under the
former minority Parti Québécois (PQ)
government in 2013, which has been
maintained by the current Liberal
government. When both cuts are combined, it represents a total revenue
shortfall of $1.6 million that the city
has to take into consideration as it revises next year’s budget figures.
The cuts prompted Mayor Guy
Pilon, along with the city’s Director
General Martin Houde and Treasurer
Continued on page 6
Marco Pilon, to arrange a hastily called
press conference
last Thursday afternoon at city
hall to denounce
the transfer payment cuts after
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Vaudreuil-Dorion Director General Martin Houde (left), Mayor Guy Pilon and Treasurer Marco
Pilon talk to reporters at a press conference about how the QST transfer payment cuts to municipalities announced last Thursday by Liberal Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau will
negatively affect the city.
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OPINION
Katherine Massam
TransCanada’s Energy
East Pipeline:
Quebec has everything to lose
The Coalition Vigilance Oléoducs
(CoVO) denounces the Energy East
Project, filed this morning at the National Energy Board (NEB). This pipeline will transport 1.1 million barrels
of heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar
sands to an export port in Cacouna.
It will run along the Quebec-Ontario
border, cross Rigaud and Pointe-Fortune and pass under the Ottawa River.
It will dissect heavily populated urban
areas, fragile ecosystems, prime agricultural land, forest and above all, the
drinking water for millions of people.
“A spill in one of the waterways
that provide the Montreal region with
drinking water would threaten the
health of millions. The transport of
this heavy crude on the St-Lawrence
River using huge vessels such as the
Panamax containers would increase
the risk of accidents with potentially
disastrous consequences” says CoVo
member Réal Bergeron.
In contrast to the predictions of
the promoter, this project would cre-
ate very few long-term jobs and would
make Quebec a global platform for the
export of tar sands oil to overseas markets.
The result: huge profits for TransCanada Pipelines and foreign oil barons, but poisoned crumbs for this
province.
“By helping the tar sands to expand,
this project would contribute enormously to the increase in greenhouse
gases and the acceleration of climate
change. We say no, this project must
not come to pass: we cannot leave our
children to deal with the problems it
will cause” concludes CoVo.
CoVO is a coalition of citizens and
citizens’ groups opposed to the expansion of the tar sands and the transport
of tar sands oil through Quebec. Les
Citoyens au Courant, a group from
Soulanges is an active member of
CoVO.
For information contact: Katherine Massam (514) 619-7635 or Réal
Bergeron (514) 493-4231
Payments
municipal services, neither of which is
suitable.
“The province doesn’t like it when
the federal government makes transfer
payment cuts and now the province is
doing the same thing to the municipalities by passing the tax burden onto us
and our taxpayers,” said Pilon.
“Revising our figures for the upcoming budget will not be easy,” Pilon
added. “Can we cut our support for the
community? Can we cut the hours our
library will be open? Can we cut the
number of ice hours available at the
arena? The answer will always be no.”
Continued from page 5
The government’s efforts to reduce
Quebec’s deficit have been passed
onto municipalities instead, said Pilon. The trickle-down effect of transfer
payment cuts stops at the municipal
level because they’re the last link on
the government chain.
The municipalities now have to unfairly assume the part of province’s financial burden by passing the shortfall
of funds onto residents either through
increased property taxes or cuts to
1974 – 2014
On Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of forty,
Mr. Denis Dubé passed away in Saint-Lazare.
Predeceased by his father the late Louis-Cyr Dubé,
he leaves to mourn his mother Claire Côté (Jean-Guy
Desrosiers), his beloved wife Kristina Nagy, his two
precious children Robin and Remy, his brother Yvan, his
sister Monique (Luc), his father-in-law Frank Nagy, his
mother-in-law Terezia Szendrei, his brother-in-law Mark
as well as all of his other relatives and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday,
November 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Saint-Thomas Aquinas
Church in Hudson. A funeral mass will be celebrated
at 2 p.m. You can express your sympathy by offering a
donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association
www.cmha.ca.
F. Aubry et Fils Inc. Funeral Home Hudson
450-458-7381 www.aubryetfils.com
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THE MAYOR’S REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL
SITUATION OF VILLE DE SAINT-LAZARE
Prepared by Mayor Robert Grimaudo
In accordance with section 474.1 of
the Cities and Towns Act, I am pleased
to report on the town’s financial situation. I will therefore address:
• the financial statements as of December 31, 2013;
• the independent auditor’s report
(2013);
• the three-year capital expenditure
program (2014-2015-2016);
• the preliminary information with
respect to the 2014 financial statements;
• the general orientations of the next
budget (2015);
• the next three-year capital expenditure program (2015-2016-2017).
In accordance with section 11 of
the Act respecting the remuneration of
elected municipal officers, I include in
this report the salary and expense allowance that each member of council
receives from the town, an agency or a
supramunicipal organization.
Finally, I will append to this report the list of all contracts exceeding
$25,000 awarded by the town since
September 4, 2013, as well as the list of
all contracts exceeding $2,000 awarded
during that period to one and the same
co-contracting party when the total
amount of these contracts is greater
than $25,000.
1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS
OF DECEMBER 31, 2013
The financial statements for the year
ended December 31, 2013 were tabled
at the May 6, 2014 council meeting.
The consolidated statements of detailed revenues by source and the operating surplus (deficit) for tax purposes
by source for the year ended December
31, 2013 show revenues of $24,572,928
and tax costs and allocations totalling $21,367,409. Consequently, the financial statements show a $3,205,519
consolidated operating surplus for the
2013 fiscal year. One quarter of this
amount consists of revenues that were
greater than those that had been announced, such as government subsidies and transfers. A significant portion
of the surplus comes from the refund
received for the services of the SÛRETÉ
DU QUÉBEC. Finally, cost savings were
realized in each department.
As of December 31, 2013, the non
allocated operating surplus accumulated was $4,963,530 and the allocated
portion was $2,856,876, from which
$1,798,000 have been carried over to
the 2014 budget. The town also had
$1,813,837 in its reserve fund, including $1,469,244 in its working capital
fund and $263,068 in its parks and playground fund. The amount set aside for
emptying and removing sludge from
the town’s aeration tanks has reached
$379,819.
As of December 31, 2013, the
town’s long-term general debt stood
at $12,812,448. Of this amount, 8%
($1,050,200) will be reimbursed
through subsidies from the Québec
government, 61% ($7,806,100) will
be paid by the tax payers and 31%
($3,956,148) represents the sector debt.
2. INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S
REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2013
On May 5, 2014, chartered accountants Goudreau Poirier Inc. signed their
audit report.
After conducting their audit in keeping with generally accepted Canadian
auditing standards, they stated that,
in their opinion: “...the financial statements give, in all major aspects, an accurate picture of the financial affairs of
Ville de Saint-Lazare as of December
31, 2013, including the results of its
operations, changes in its net financial
assets (net debt) and cash flows for the
year ended on that date, in accordance
with Canadian public sector accounting standards.”
3. 201420152016 THREEYEAR
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
PROGRAM
The last three-year capital expenditure program, adopted by the members
of the council at the special sitting of
December 17, 2013, included investment activities totalling $54,568,000
with $20,859,600 for the year 2014.
Among the projects listed in the said
program, the town council approved
or carried out the following during the
course of 2014:
• Continuation of the optimization
and upgrading of the drinking water
plant;
• Looping of the aqueduct on Avenue
Bédard;
• Purchase of a property to build a fire
station;
• Work to connect Rue de Carillon to
the Vallée Chaline development;
• Purchase of land in the wooded section of Lac des Dunes;
• Steps to annex the site of the outdoor
recreational area located in the Municipalité des Cèdres;
• Extension of the bicycle path network;
• Municipalization of Rue Yearling;
• Purchase of Lot 3,499,778 in order to
expand Parc de la Pinière;
• Adoption of By-law No. 918 authorizing municipal infrastructure work,
specifically aqueducts and sewer
systems, so as to serve the sector
located at the intersection of Route
de la Cité-des-jeunes and Chemin
Saint-Angélique;
• Repairing work on the territory’s
road network;
• Purchase and replacement of vehicles
and various equipment;
• Adoption of sector borrowing bylaws providing for pavement on
various streets (Du Geai-Bleu, De
la Perdriole, Des Tourterelles, Du
Tournesol and Des Merles).
4. PRELIMINARY INFORMA
TION WITH RESPECT TO THE 2014
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
We expect to end the 2014 fiscal
year with an operating surplus for tax
purposes, the amount of which will
depend in part on the amount of the
refund for the services of the SÛRETÉ
DU QUÉBEC, some anticipated savings
due to expense reduction in each department, and contingencies that may
arise before the end of the year.
5. GENERAL ORIENTATIONS OF
THE 2015 BUDGET AND THE NEXT
THREEYEAR CAPITAL
EXPENDITURE PLAN
During the preparation of the general orientations for the year 2015 our
priorities will focus on the quality of life
in Saint-Lazare. The objectives of the
town council will be attained, while respecting harmonious development.
Throughout the budget preparation
process, we will concentrate on maintaining sound expenditure management, while facilitating the progress of
our projects and meeting the town’s
obligations with respect to various
partners such as the Sûreté du Québec,
the Agence métropolitaine de transport, the Communauté métropolitaine
de Montréal (CMM), the Municipalité
régionale de comté (MRC), etc.
We intend to maintain the projects
under our annual programs, such as:
rehabilitation of streets, the development of bicycle paths and lanes, and
the implementation of the Municipal
emergency measures and civil security
plan.
We also want to continue measures
that have already been implemented to
facilitate access to home ownership for
young families and to allow our pensioners to remain in Saint-Lazare.
Other projects will also be undertaken. These include:
• The revitalization of the downtown
core, in order to:
• transform the village core into a cultural, economic, recreational and
service destination for all our residents;
• create a vibrant and attractive living
environment that fosters the harmonious cohabitation of all uses while
maintaining the wooded, rural and
equestrian character of Saint-Lazare;
• consolidate the institutional and
commercial hub at the intersection
of Chemin Saint-Angélique and Avenue Bédard and strengthen its historic and economic value;
• emphasize the commercial aspect
of Chemin Sainte-Angélique and
create favourable conditions for attracting and retaining commercial
business;
• create an environment that promotes active commuting;
• The replacement of municipal infrastructures with new, safe, modern
and adapted infrastructures, including the fire station and the town hall;
• The operation and management of
the outdoor recreational area;
• The implementation of the master
plan for the conservation of natural
areas adopted in 2014 to put us on
the path to sustainable development
and maintain and protect the environmental heritage that characterizes Saint-Lazare and makes it unique;
• The implementation of a recreational and equestrian trail network master plan intended to link, from one
end to the other of the town’s territory, the north/south network and
create a new, permanent east/west
network.
6. REMUNERATION OF THE
TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS
For the year 2014, the Mayor receives an annual salary of $56,539 and
an expense allowance of $14,951. Each
councillor receives an annual salary of
$11,962 and an expense allowance of
$5,981.
Additional remuneration of $100, for
each meeting attended, is paid to any
council member holding one of the following positions
a) Member of a commission or a committee established by a resolution of
the council in keeping with the Cities
and Towns Act;
b) Member of the “Transport Soleil”
board of directors.
In my case, this additional remuneration is paid if the committee or the
commission meets after 4:00 pm or on
Saturday and only if I request it.
In 2014, as a member of the MRC de
Vaudreuil-Soulanges (MRC) council,
I receive $148 and a tax exempt allowance of $74 each time I attend a council
meeting.
I receive $105.33 and a tax exempt
allowance of $52.67 for each meeting of
the following committees that I attend
as a member:
• Public safety committee;
• Fire and civil security committee;
• Human resources committee;
• Budget analysis committee;
• PMAD coordination committee.
7. MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS
I append to this report the list of
contracts exceeding $25,000 awarded
by Ville de Saint-Lazare between September 4, 2013 and September 2, 2014,
as well as the list of contracts exceeding
$2,000 awarded during that period to
one and the same co-contracting party
when the total amount of these contracts is greater than $25,000.
Robert Grimaudo
Mayor
VILLE DE SAINT-LAZARE
(Document dated October 7, 2014)
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Pincourt budget surplus offset by
provincial QST transfer payment cuts
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
$130,000 represents a total shortfall
of $560,000 in anticipated revenue after a $430,000 cut made in 2013 by the
former Parti Québécois government is
factored into the equation.
Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal said
the manoeuvre merely shifts the tax
burden onto municipalities instead
and will have an adverse affect on the
town as it struggles to keep its residential tax rate at a sustainable level.
Cardinal said he was proud of his
administration and council for their
efforts in maintaining fiscal prudence
through difficult economic times; but
worries about the impact that the cuts
will have on homeowners if the town
has to impose larger tax increases than
anticipated to make up for the shortfall or if some services have to be curtailed.
“It’s easy for the government to
download their financial problems
Despite posting a budget surplus of
$2.5 million in 2013, the Town of Pincourt is now hastily revising its figures
for the upcoming 2015 budget to try to
make up for an unexpected shortfall of
$560,000 from the provincial Liberal
government as a result of Quebec Sales
Tax (QST) transfer payment cuts to all
municipalities in the province.
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
The town’s surplus was announced
Despite announcing a $2.5 million surplus for 2013 at the November 11 council meeting, Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal said the town is revising its upcoming 2015 budget to factor in a revat the Tuesday evening council meetenue shortfall of $560,000 due to provincial government cuts to QST transfer payments made to
ing as the town delivered its 2013 fithe municipality.
nancial report ahead of its 2015 budget
that will be presented in December.
onto the cities, but it’s not fair,” Cardia comment coming from the Minister.”
The positive aspect of the town’s
nal told Your Local Journal. “We’ve tryPerrier said the town’s annual surcurrent financial status was, however,
ing our best to absorb the recent cuts,
plus is used partially to finance projnegatively offset after Liberal Municibut this cannot keep going on forever.”
ects the following year and a portion
pal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau anTown Manager Michel Perrier
is kept aside to meet unforeseen emernounced transfer payment cuts totalnoted that while Pincourt may be figencies. “We need to have some moning $300 million to all municipalities
nancially sound, some homeowners
ey aside just like everybody else,” Peras part of the govare still struggling
rier said. “Everybody tries to put a little
ernment’s effort
to meet their
money aside so that whenever some“I find it a shame for Minister Moreau to tell us how to manage our
to reduce its defiproperty tax paything major occurs like a car breakmoney while on their side they’ve done such a poor job over the past 10
cit and balance its
ments. This year
down, you have the money to take care
to 15 years when they were in power. Now they’re making major cuts
budget last Thursalone, the town
of it. It’s the same thing with us.”
day, November 6.
all over the place to balance their budget. It’s a bit shocking to hear
had to make arThe town was also critical of the
For Pincourt,
such a comment coming from the Minister.”
rangements with
Liberal government for reneging on a
the recently an- Pincourt Town Manager Michel Perrier
120 homeownpromise to renew its fiscal pact with
nounced cut of
ers to spread out
the municipalities and said the comtheir payments
bined loss of $560,000 in revenue will
over a longer period, which represents
have a significant impact on the town.
an increase of more than three times
“The fiscal pact that was supposed
of the number households who made
to have been signed with the municisimilar arrangements in 2013.
palities has not materialized as prom1924-2014
The town also took offence to comised,” said Perrier. “The fiscal pact endments made by Moreau that municied in 2013 when the PQ government
Patricia Jean Whiting Trenholme passed away
palities should be able to absorb the
at that time reduced the QST it repaid
peacefully early morning on November
shortfall because of their budget surfrom 80 per cent to 60 per cent. For
9th- one day short of her 69th wedding
pluses and any increase in property
Pincourt, that cut represented a loss in
anniversary.
taxes would be because of poor finanrevenue of $430,000 last year.”
Patricia was born on January 30, 1924 in
cial management decisions made by
“This situation was condemned by
Flushing, NY, and was the daughter of
cities.
the Liberal opposition at the time, saythe late Ruth Fyfe and Dr. Chancellor Hill
“I find it a shame for Minister
ing it was unfair to the municipalities
Whiting Sr.. Patricia was a loving wife to
Harry Edgar Trenholme, whom she married
Moreau to tell us how to manage our
to get such treatment,” Perrier added.
in Flushing, NY on November 10, 1945.
money while on their side they’ve done
“Now this year, not only did the Liberal
A devoted mother to Lynda Ruth Whiting
such a poor job over the past 10 to 15
government impose another cut, but
Trenholme (Gilles St. Denis) and the late
years when they were in power,” said
they’re also maintaining the previous
Nanci Helen Trenholme, and a dedicated
Perrier. “Now they’re making major
$430,000 cut as well.”
grandmother to Stefanie-Jean Trenholme
cuts all over the place to balance their
(Clayton Parra). She was sister to the late Chancellor
budget. It’s a bit shocking to hear such
Whiting JR of Oneida, NY (Janeth and their children Deborah (Danard), and
Patricia Jean Whiting Trenholme
Chancellor “Chip” (Cynthia) and their children David, Rachael and Grant),
Betty Whiting of Flushing, NY and Charlotte Whiting of Cambridge, MA. She is
survived by one brother, Peter Hill Whiting (Marianne and their children Becky,
Amy (Joel), Jessica (Sharif )) of Warminster, PA. In addition to her family, Patricia
leaves behind several other cousins and many good friends who cherished her
friendship and love.
Patricia contributed not only to her family but to those around her. She
volunteered at the Montreal General Hospital emergency room for 10 years,
helped a student at the Montreal Institute for the Blind obtain a university
degree by reading to him, was involved in activities with her Church and
fundraising for the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Patricia also taught English
to students when she went with her husband to Estonia with the Canadian
Executive Services Organization (CESO) while that country transitioned from
a communist to a capitalist state. Through her many involvements with the
community, Patricia was honored by the Golden Age Association. Patricia also
graduated from Barnard College (Columbia University) in New York City in
1945.
Very much loved by her family, Patricia will be sorely missed. A memorial
service will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 at St. James Church at
10 am in Hudson, Quebec. A reception will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in
Como/Hudson. In lieu of flowers please donate to an animal rescue, NOVA
Hudson or a charity of your choice.
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Compiled by
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
West Island police files
Station 3 covering Île Bizard, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ste. Geneviève
A young man used what appeared
to be a plastic 9mm handgun to try
robbing a store on Gouin Boulevard
near Claude Street in Ste. Geneviève
November 4. Const. Daniel Maheu
reports the man entered the store
around 3:02 p.m. with a bandana, possibly dark blue with a small pattern,
tied around his face and wearing a
dark hoodie. He banged on the cash
register repeatedly with the gun and
demanded money. The store owner
said she refused the hand over the
contents as she recognized the weapon was fake and ordered the suspect to
leave. He ran out the door eastbound
on Gouin.
Shortly afterwards, the same suspect showed up at a gas station on
St. Charles Boulevard near Oakwood
Street in Pierresfonds around 4:15 p.m.
The clerk working in the store reports
the young man entered and went immediately to the cash, removed the
gun from his waistband and pointed
it at the clerk saying, “Yo, give me your
money, I want money man!” The clerk
removed the cash drawer and the
suspect grabbed the bills with his left
hand and fled the store northbound.
With his physical description broadcast to patrolling officers, the suspect
was soon spotted in Yuille Park near
Valentine Street. The suspect fled the
scene as soon as he saw the patrol
car prompting police to establish a
perimeter. The young man, a 25-yearold Pierrefonds resident, was arrested
at the northeast entrance to the park
after coming face-to-face with the officers.
Station 4 covering Dollard des
Ormeaux
Const. Leslie Potts reports a male
suspect approached a man in the
parking lot of a business near the corner of Sources and de Salaberry Boulevards November 4 around 1:30 p.m.
and said, “Your chain is beautiful,” and
proceeded to punch the victim in the
head while pulling the gold chain from
his neck. The suspect fled the scene
in a car with two other occupants and
drove south on Sources. The suspect
is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, wearing
a hooded sweater with a black neck
warmer. The victim did not suffer any
major injuries.
Off Island police files
487 Main Road, Hudson
450.458.1991
www.chirohudson.ca
Missing
Sûreté du Québec covering the
Vaudreuil-Soulanges area
A 31-year-old Vaudrueil-Dorion
resident was arrested for possession
of narcotics with intent to traffic October 28 near the corner of Valois and
St. George Streets. Sgt. Bruno Beaulieu
reports officers discovered 140 grams
of bulk cannabis, 22 grams of hashish, and equipment used in drug trafficking in the suspect’s car following a
Highway Code violation.
•••
A 27-year-old Vaudreuil-Dorion
man was arrested for possession of
narcotics for the purpose of trafficking,
dangerous driving and obstructing a
peace officer October 30. Following a
routine traffic stop on Harwood Boulevard, the police found that the driver
was in possession of over 55 grams of
cocaine in individual bags. The suspect refused to comply and attempted
to leave the scene while a police officer was in contact with the vehicle.
Another patrol car intervened to stop
the fleeing suspect. The officer was not
injured.
•••
Four automotive catalytic-converters were reported stolen in Coteau du
Lac between October 30 and November 1. The thefts occurred in parked
cars in the area of Juillet and Bruno
Sauvé Streets. Targeted vehicles were
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Dr. Camille Martin, Chiropractor
theft, contact the Sûreté du Québec
west AT (450) 345-3883.
•••
Fifty-three vehicular accidents were
reported in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges
region between October 27 and November 9. Fifteen people were reported injured and police made 15 arrests
of motorists driving under the influence.
2001 to 2005 model Chevrolet Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunfires. Police are
asking anyone with information on
these thefts to call 450-456-3883.
•••
A 2002 grey 4-door Subaru, model
WRX, was stolen in St. Polycarpe overnight between November 7 and 8 from
Nouvelle Longueuil Street. The vehicle
bore a license plate reading P75 FDA.
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SPVM Police are asking for the public’s
help in locating Pointe Claire resident
Christopher Hildebrand who was last seen
leaving his home November 9 around 1
p.m. The 42-year-old has a history of depression and family members fear for his
safety. He left the house without his wallet and is not carrying any identification.
At the time of his disappearance, he had a
beard and was wearing a blue winter coat
with a hood and a khaki cap. Anyone with
information can call Info-Crime at 514393-1133.
PHOTO COURTESY SERVICE DE POLICE DE LA
VILLE DE MONTRÉAL
Hudson
AVIS PUBLIC
PUBLIC NOTICE
est, par la présente, donné par Vincent
Maranda, Greffier, que :
is, hereby, given by Vincent Maranda, Town
Clerk, that:
Une séance extraordinaire du Conseil se
tiendra au Centre communautaire Stephen
F. Shaar, le mardi 18 novembre 2014 à 19h30.
Lors de cette séance les rapports financiers
pour 2013 seront présentés et déposés.
A special meeting of the Council will be held
at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre,
on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 7:30
p.m. During this meeting the 2013 financial
reports will be presented and deposited.
Daté à Hudson
ce dixième jour de novembre
deux mille quatorze
Dated at Hudson
this tenth day of November
two thousand fourteen
Vincent Maranda.
Town Clerk
Vincent Maranda
Greffier
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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
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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New speed limits
in Saint-Lazare
In the bag
California has become the latest state to ban the ubiquitous environmental scourges known in some exotic locales
as ‘witches’ britches’ as they hang from trees, flapping in
the breeze, and more unimaginatively at home for what
they actually are – plastic grocery bags.
Of course I applaud the decision. Like everyone else,
I hate the things. Their propensity to rip at inopportune
times, their tendency to multiply like wire coat hangers
when you’re not looking, and of course, the damage they
wreak on waterways and the landscape. But I gotta admit,
now that they’re harder to come by, I sometimes find myself missing the things.
I refuse to buy kitchen-catcher garbage bags having always defaulted to sticking a grocery bag in the pail and calling it good. But while I applaud grocery stores for charging
a nickel a piece for plastic bags in order to dissuade their
use, and by extension their waste, I now find myself rationing the plastic bags in the house in order to ensure I don’t
run out.
Even after recycling, composting, and upcycling as
much as possible, some detritus still finds its way to the
garbage, everything from meat scraps (no brown bin programs in my region and yes, I’ve fallen off the vegetarian
wagon) to Kleenex. I won’t even try and justify that one; I
know it’s a big environmental no-no. Anyways, the point
being though we’ve greatly reduced our plastic bag usage,
they’ve become coveted household items by their sheer
dearth.
I seem to have a perpetual mental block when remembering to bring my reusable bags into the grocery store, but
in spite of that, I’ve become surprisingly adept at remembering what stores impose the nickel charge and those that
don’t.
I’ve reworked a couple of home garbage receptacles to
accept four-litre milk bags as liners and am chagrined in
admitting my kitchen supply of bags has been divvied into
‘everyday’ and ‘good’ piles.
I recently allowed one of my kids to borrow from the
‘good’ pile so he could bring a project to school. “Bring
the bag home tonight,” I hissed in his ear as I hugged him
goodbye.
In being exceptionally careful in maintaining a balance
in my plastic bag in/out cycle, I’ve acquired an impressive collection of those reusable ‘green’ bags that I honestly don’t even remember purchasing. They magically
appeared over the course of a few years, emblazoned with
retailer names and self-righteous environmental slogans
proclaiming me both a good person and a walking billboard. They get handed out at events, conventions, and
trade shows and I have more stockpiled in the back of my
car than I can ever afford to fill with grocery store purchases.
Now if only they would properly fit into my kitchen garbage pail, I’d be able to actually put them to good use.
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The Town of Saint-Lazare wishes to
inform its residents that the Quebec
Ministry of Transportation has approved By-law 905 changing the speed
limit in three specific areas on the
Saint-Lazare territory: Montée Poirier,
Chemin du Fief, and Chemin SainteAngélique downtown. This decision
stems from road traffic analyses and
studies and from numerous requests
received from residents in these areas concerned with the safety of both
pedestrians and horse riders. These
changes came into force on November
5, 2014.
The speed limits have been reduced
as follows:
1) Chemin du Fief: from 70 km/h to
50 km/h. This unpaved road is very
popular among riders.
2) Montée Poirier: from 80 km/h to 70
km/h to protect the access to the
Pinière; and lastly
3) Chemin Sainte-Angélique (downtown): from 50 km/h to 40 km/h to
promote walking as part of SaintLazare’s downtown revitalisation
project.
Municipal by-laws 905 and RMH399 are available in their entirety on
the Town’s website at www.ville.saintlazare.qc.ca/en/reglements.
For additional information, please
contact Fire and Public Safety director
Daniel Boyer at (450) 424-8000, extension 206, or by e-mail at [email protected]
saint-lazare.qc.ca.
Pipeline information session
Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents are
invited to a French information session organized by federal NDP Member of Parliament Jamie Nicholls and
les Citoyens au Courant citizens group,
about the construction of a pipeline
by TransCanada Pipelines that will go
through Rigaud and Pointe-Fortune.
It will be the biggest pipeline in
North America and will transport 1.1
million barrels (175 million litres) of
oil per day. The oil is for export and the
pipeline will lead to oil ports in Cacouna and New Brunswick.
What products will flow through
this pipeline? What are the risks? What
will happen if there is a spill? What will
be the impact on our drinking water,
the value of our homes and the economy of Quebec?
Two experts will speak:
1. Dr. Rosa Galvez, engineer from Laval
University (impact and risks of the
project)
2. Alexandre Desjardins, lawyer (citizen and landowners rights)
The presentation will be given in
French but English questions will be
accepted.
Come get informed November 14, 7
p.m., at Place L’Édifice Paul Brasseur,
10, rue St-Jean Baptiste Est, Rigaud.
Send stories and/or photos about
your events to:
[email protected]
ORLT, JIRINA
(nee Kujawska)
1923 – 2014
Originally from Czechoslovakia and residing in
Montreal and Hudson for many years, Jirina Orlt
passed away quietly at the age of 91 at her home in
Sun City, AZ, USA on Friday, September 19, 2014, in
the presence of her son Vladimir.
Jirina was an honest, loving and upright person who could
be strict and demanding with herself as well as with others but always returned
the love shown to her twofold and always longed for affection and honest and
trusting relationships. She was especially close to her son Vladimir, who survives
her along with her cousins Judy and Suzy, her stepsons Peter and Otto, and their
families. She will be sorely missed by friends and family on both continents.
Condolences will be received during a memorial service at
St. James Church, 642 Main Rd., Hudson, QC, J0P 1H0 on Sat. Nov. 22 at 1:30 pm
(doors open at 1 pm). Jirina’s full obituary and guest book may be viewed at
http://tinyurl.com/jorltobit.
YO U R L O C A L J O U R NA L
Grimaudo walks ne line
between conservation
and development
Part 2 in our profile series of area mayors
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
Striking the right balance between
environmental protection efforts and
maintaining St. Lazare’s unique rustic
village charm with urban development
requirements is no easy task, but Mayor Robert Grimaudo is confident that
the town’s council and administrators
are making the right decisions when it
comes to the future needs of the community.
Grimaudo made the assertion during an interview with Your Local Journal at his City Hall office on Monday
morning to talk about the first year
of his first full-term, four-year mandate as mayor following last November’s municipal election. He was first
elected mayor in June 2012 during a
by-election to replace former mayor
Pierre Kary who resigned his position
for health and work reasons.
No stranger to controversy, Grimaudo recently faced new criticism
regarding the H-300 residential devel-
of the development in an empty field
means the town didn’t have to raze
wooded areas and shows the town’s
commitment to preserve as much of
its remaining green space as possible.
The recent installation of new underground water pipes and sewage
system for the H-300 development will
also have a positive effect on neighbouring areas, said Grimaudo. “The
great thing about the sewage system is
it will also benefit everyone living on
Duhamel, Radisson, Frontenac, and
all the neighbouring streets with septic
systems,” he said.
“All these houses have septic systems that are going to be seriously due,
if not already due, for replacement,”
Grimaudo added. “Instead of having
to spend $15,000 to $20,000 for a new
system, now they’ll be able to plug into
the town’s sewage system.”
Regarding the density of the H-300
project, Grimaudo said the town had
no choice but the follow the guidelines
set by the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) in regards to specifica-
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
St. Lazare Mayor Robert Grimaudo said he intends to continue finding the balance between urban development and environmental conservation in order to preserve the town’s unique rustic
charm.
“Everybody is welcome to St. Lazare. The day we start excluding people, we have a serious problem in our society.”
-St. Lazare Mayor Robert Grimaudo
opment that will see 400 new units,
an elementary school and a park built
near the northwest corner of Boulevard de la Cité des Jeunes and Chemin
Ste. Angélique.
Grimaudo said the project will enable first-time buyers the opportunity
to purchase a new home at an affordable price, but not everyone sees it that
way. One resident complained at the
November 4 council meeting that the
town is creating “rich and poor” areas.
“I took great offence to that statement,” said Grimaudo. “Everybody is
welcome to St. Lazare. The day we start
excluding people, we have a serious
problem in our society. As for how this
would affect the equestrian community or the look and feel of St. Lazare,
I think it won’t affect it at all. Instead I
think it will enhance it.
“This is actually a great achievement because traditionally in St. Lazare, if you don’t have a half-acre lot and
a half-million dollars in the bank, you
can’t build, buy or sell a home,” added
Grimaudo. He said that the location
tions outlined in its Metropolitan Land
Use and Development Plan (PMAD)
for off-island municipalities.
Grimaudo acknowledged that increased traffic could become an issue
because the current road infrastructure
may not be able to adequately handle
the new inflow from the development.
He said it would be preferable to widen
Boulevard de la Cité des Jeunes, but
since it’s a provincial road, there are no
plans to upgrade it because the current
traffic volume doesn’t justify the need.
Continued on page 19
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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MAURICE JEFFRIES
R
emembrance Day may
have come and gone for another year. But this year’s official dinner, ceremonies, and parade
along Main Road to the Cenotaph
organized by The Royal Canadian
Legion Branch #115 will be long remembered. Perhaps as one of its best
salutes ever in recent years to those
Canadians who served their country with pride fighting wars in foreign
lands.
Despite threats of rain, and even
snow flurries, the sky was blue and the
sun shone for the parade, mustered in
the IGA parking lot, led yet again by
the Black Watch Cadets and their Cadets Pipe Band, and watched along
the route by hundreds of residents of
all ages. Not only from Hudson but
throughout the region.
Of particular note was the large
number of youngsters and teens participating in the parade itself, as well
as on the sidewalks with their parents
and grandparents watching the Veterans, federal and provincial politicians,
local mayors and dignitaries, community groups and associations, and individuals with no particular affiliation
whatsoever but who just wanted to
march as a sign of respect and in support of the few remaining local Veterans and Hudson Legion members.
Six of whom - all fallen comrades
within the past year - were remembered with dignity during the on-ice
ceremonies preceding a roast beef
dinner with all the trimmings in the
big hall of the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre adjacent to the legion
on Saturday night with guest speaker,
John Lawson.
Namely, Duncan Duclos, Kaare
Olsen, Tony White, Marcel Couture,
Alec Whyte, and Trevor Patterson.
---------------------WONDERFUL WREATHS - The
following day, following the parade,
some 21 wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph, including one by Terry Connolly
in memory of Dennis Connolly, and
another by Rod Hodgson on behalf of
the Hodgson family in memory of Jim,
Archie, and Russell Hodgson who
served in WW I and WW II.
These were in addition to 12 others
already placed there earlier including
those by the Shaar family in memory
of all Veterans, the Starkie family in
memory of Frank Starkie, the Poirier
family in memory of Raymond Poirier, and the Belliveau family in memory of Len Belliveau. Also the Crombie
family in memory of John Crombie,
the Nussey family in memory of Keith
and Kyrke Nussey, INCORTP in memory of Dr. Riccardo Bonaccio, and the
Goff and Gill families.
Adding to the solemnity of the occasion, every religious faith in the region was there for what is believed to
have been the very first time.
Namely – in person or represented Father Roland Demers of St. Thomas
Aquinas Church, Patricia Halford
Lay Pastoral Minister for the Anglican
Parish of Vaudreuil (St. James’ and St.
Mary’s Churches), Pastor Doug Connelly of Hudson Community Baptist
Church, Reverend Kent Chown of
Wyman Memorial United Church,
and Rabbi Nachum Labkowski of the
Chabad Jewish Community Centre
for St. Lazare and Hudson.
For more on YLJ’s coverage of the
Remembrance Day ceremonies and
parade check out page 20 or go to our
Facebook page.
---------------------REAL TROUPERS - Meanwhile, it
sure was a memorable reception at the
home of Hudson Village Theatre supporter extraordinaire, Frank Royle,
on Friday evening when over 80 ticket
holders for Clint Ward’s production
of Spitfire Dance enjoyed a courtesy
steak BBQ and pot luck supper prior
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Getting an early start on the Holiday Season at Odyssey Medispa on Harwood with the official
launch of the natural supplement Vemma and Stella and Dot jewelry, are co-owner Walter Veas,
Joanne Thomas, Lindsay Gilbert, Mayela Garza, Enrico Eta, Zeina Abdulkarim, Pepe Gonzalez,
co-owner Carmen Velarde, Lazaro Bourgeois, and a couple of youngsters who were also there
for what was billed as a day with friends and family celebrating beauty from the inside out.
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PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Clint Ward, flanked in back row by Brian Jackson (left) and Frank Royle (right), prepare to take
off for Spitfire Dance at Hudson Village Theatre.
to heading down to the little theatre by
the tracks.
My beautiful Sunshine and I have
attended many such gatherings at
Frank’s beautiful lakeside home over
the years, but I have to tell you this was
really special and Clint, together with
music director Brian Jackson - who
were both there - were blown away.
In fact, we were all blown away with
the news, delivered by Clint in his inimitable style that evening, that the
show was going on despite the fact that
Karen Cromar had suffered a torn ligament in her leg - later diagnosed as a
broken ankle - and that her partner on
stage, Glen Bowser might well be doing a solo dance that evening because
of it. Guess what? Like the real troupers they are, Karen and Glen, gave
one of their best performances ever to
thunderous applause. Don’t you just
love it?
And speaking of Clint, this Sunday,
November 16, the Hudson Film Society will be screening its second opera
of the season - Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale. It begins at 2 p.m.
and for ticket information call (450)
202-0773.
---------------------BLOW ME DOWN WITH A FEATHER - Still at HVT where she is executive
director, but this time wearing another
hat, Kalina Skulska brought me up
to speed this week about the fabulous fundraisers Flowers for Feathers
and Feather Greens both campaigns
dreamed up by Dr. Amanda Glew as
ways to fundraise for Hudson’s own
Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation
Centre. Amanda is a member of Le Nichoir’s board of directors and has been
supporting the organization since the
early years.
Flowers for Feathers is now in its
sixth year with many long-time happy
customers. Says Kalina, “It’s one of
those win-win-win fundraisers that
support a local business, support a
local charity, and make you happy.
It’s also a creative holiday gift idea for
those looking for something that no
one can have too many of.”
Starting with a poinsettia in December and ending with a lily in
April, Flowers for Feathers customers receive a locally grown flowering
plant every month for five months.
One Sunday each month the flowers
are delivered by the grower to Frank
Hicks’ Ye Auld Curiosité Boutique for
pick up. Customers drop by the store
to collect their plant and to chat with
Frank, also a long-time board member
of Le Nichoir.
As if Flowers for Feathers wasn’t
enough. Amanda also launched Le
Nichoir into the Christmas tree business last year. And she and her friend,
Tracy Gallacher, will be heading off
with Amanda’s trailer in tow to pick
up freshly cut pre-ordered Christmas
trees from the Eastern Townships.
The trees must be ordered from Le
Nichoir by December 3 and they can
be picked up December 13 at Frank’s
store on Main. Or new this year - for
those who really don’t want a car full of
pine needles - Norm DeCelles of The
Country Gardener and also a board
member of Le Nichoir - will be offering
a delivery service for a $10 donation to
the bird rehabilitation centre.
Says Kalina, “Both the flowers and
trees are as fresh as can be and get rave
reviews for the quality. There’s nothing
better than a locally grown plant and
a freshly cut Christmas tree that support the conservation efforts of a local
charity.”
The cost? Flowers for Feathers is
$155 with a charitable donation receipt of $100 available. Feather Greens
is $40 for trees less than 6-feet and $50
for 6-feet and over. To subscribe or for
more info, call the centre at (450) 4582809.
---------------------FREE FLU SHOTS - Meanwhile,
just learned from Judy Tellier of Nova
Hudson that the Stephen F. Shaar
Community Centre, 394 Main, is the
place to be this Friday, November 14,
from 3 to 9 p.m. if you are looking for a
flu shot. Also on Wednesday, November 23, from noon to 5 p.m., and on
Friday, December 5, from 5 p.m. to 9
p.m.
The vaccine is free for those at high
risk for complications, comprising
residents aged 60 and over, very young
children aged 6 to 23 months, those
with a chronic disease(s), and anyone
in close contact with any or all of the
above.
The flu shot sessions are being hosted by the Hudson Medi-Centre with
the help of Nova and Michel Najm and
Marc Rabat of Brunet Pharmacy, 465
Main. Thanks guys. I know a lot of people in town have been looking forward
to the news!
And that’s a wrap!
E-mail: [email protected]
Golfers come
through for VSPCR
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
The Vaudreuil Soulanges Palliative Care Residence on Como Gardens received a most welcome cheque for $9,402 earlier this week thanks to funds
raised at the Town of Hudson’s recent golf tournament at the Whitlock Golf
and Country Club. Shown here are Julie-Anne Lambert recently appointed
assistant executive director financing, co-president Sylvie Crevier, Mayor Ed
Prévost, Pat Tudor who helped make the success of the tournament possible,
and VSPCR executive director Richard Mainville.
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Concerto Della Donna returns to
Wyman Memorial United Church
For final performance under the baton of conductor Iwan Edwards
James Parry
Your Local Journal
For 14 years, Concerto Della Donna
(CDD) - a dynamic group of young
singers based in Montreal under the
direction of Maestro Iwan Edwards for
the past 12 – has captivated audiences
both abroad and closer to home, including Hudson.
On Sunday, November 23, the ensemble will be returning to Wyman
Memorial United Church for what will
be Edwards’ retirement concert as he
will be handing over the baton to his
successor just one week later.
Says Wyman spokesperson, Andrea
Cooper, “In view of the performances
that the group has given at the church
over the past several years, Mr. Edwards specifically asked if they could
perform here one more time. And
Hudson is so very fortunate to have
this extraordinary choir perform here
yet again.”
Traditionally Della Donna - which
has sung with many notable Canadians including Maestro Kent Nagano
and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
for one of their annual Christmas concerts in Notre-Dame Cathedral - has
performed Christmas music. On this
occasion, however, it will be a diverse
program of some of the significant and
meaningful music that the women
have performed during the 14 years of
the choir’s existence, although some
Christmas music taken from their new
Christmas CD will be included in the
program.
Tickets for the concert at Wyman
Church, 513 Main Road on Sunday,
November 23, 3 p.m. are available at
May’s Studio, 459 Main Road, at the
door, or by calling Andrea Cooper at
(450) 458-7129.
PHOTO COURTESY ANDREA COOPER
The ladies of Concerta Della Donna return to Hudson November 23 for another concert
offering a diverse selection of seasonal traditional favourites and some handpicked pieces from
the group’s past performances.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Jewel 106.7
begins on-air testing
in Hudson-St. Lazare
Full launch expected within a few weeks
James Parry
Your Local Journal
CHSV-FM, Jewel 106.7, broadcasting throughout Hudson, St. Lazare,
and surrounding areas of the province,
began on-air testing this week with its
‘Lite & Refreshing’ format billed as the
area’s first English language service
while targeting the high concentration
of Anglophones living in the region.
Jewel 106.7 is the second station
to operate in Quebec for the Evanov
Radio Group, joining Montreal’s Radio
Fierté on AM 980 which is the world’s
only French language commercial
radio service dedicated to city’s large
and diverse LGBT community.
With a maximum ERP (Effective Radiated Power) at 2,650 watts the new
station will program a blend of adult
contemporary current music as well
as the best of the last several decades,
according to Bill Evanov, President and
CEO of Evanov Communications Inc.
Said Evanov, “Listeners can also expect to hear local news and information about their communities which
have until now been unavailable on
the radio in the English language.
Our vision to become part of the
Quebec broadcasting landscape is
coming to fruition and The Jewel 106.7
is the second undertaking that our
company is unrolling over the coming
months in the province. These are very
exciting times for our company.”
The station, which is the Evanov
group’s 17th, will launch fully as soon as
it has finished its on-air testing phase,
as mandated by Industry Canada, and
expected within a few weeks.
www.yourlocaljournal.ca
New speed limits
By-law 905
Reducing the risks and facilitating cohabitation
Chemin Sainte-Angélique
(downtown): from 50 km/h to
40 km/h to promote walking as part of
Saint-Lazare’s downtown revitalisation
project.
Chemin du Fief: from 70 km/h
to 50 km/h. This unpaved road
is very popular among riders.
Montée Poirier: from 80 km/h to
70 km/h to protect the access to the
Pinière.
www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/securiteroutiere
FALL IS FLU SHOT SEASON !
Dr. Brenda
Leonard
THE HUDSON MEDICENTRE
WITH THE HELP OF NOVA AND BRUNET PHARMACY
ARE HOSTING THE 2014 PUBLIC FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN.
LOCATION:
STEPHEN F. SHAAR COMMUNITY CENTRE
394 MAIN, HUDSON
DATES AND TIMES:
Friday Nov. 14th - 3 to 9 PM
Wednesday Nov. 26th - 12 to 5 PM
Friday Dec. 5th - 5 to 9 PM
THE VACCINE IS FREE FOR PEOPLE AT HIGH-RISK FOR COMPLICATIONS:
People aged 60 and over
Very young children (6 to 23 months old)
People with chronic disease(s)
People in close contact with the aforementioned individuals
Now in
Vaudreuil
DON'T WAIT !
GET VACCINATED AGAINST SHINGLES THE SAME DAY !
If you had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you.
Nearly one in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime.
If you're over 50 years old, you're at increased risk.
OUR PHARMACY STAFF WILL BE PRESENT AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND VACCINATE AGAINST SHINGLES.
SIMPLY BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE PHARMACY
AND PROCESS THE PAYMENT PRIOR TO YOUR VACCINATION.
NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED.
MICHEL NAJM & MARC RABBAT PHARMACY, AFFILIATED TO BRUNET :
450-458-4686 – 465 MAIN, HUDSON
For general questions and Canadian recommendations for shingles immunization,
visit www.zostavax.ca
General Dental Practitioners
458, Saint-Charles ave., Vaudreuil-Dorion
450 455-9554
Visit us at www.plaisirdesourire.com
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Advertorial
Esther-Blondin’s 20th anniversary as a
Senior Retirement home
Lauren Mitchell
Special contributor
Esther-Blondin Senior Retirement
Home is now celebrating two decades
in business, after it first opened in
Rigaud in 1994. Although the building is over a century old, the home has
recently gone under some renovations
in order to ensure the quality and security of its residents. Located at 75
rue Saint-Pierre, Esther-Blondin offers
residency for retirees, semi-retirees
and those with a slight loss of autonomy.
In 1994, when the retirement home
took over the location, the building
itself was already called Esther-Blondin, which was the inspiration for the
company’s name. The manager of the
residency, Albert Attara, said the reason he wanted to keep the name was to
keep the history of the building alive.
The building has 54 rooms and 11
luxurious suites, each unit has a private bathroom, is easily accessible by
wheelchair, and has many large windows to take advantage of the natural
light. All rooms include an emergency
communications button, and room
sizes are available from 200 to 650
square feet with heating, hot water and
electricity are all included.
The home offers many services for
its residents, such as weekly housekeeping, a nursing assistant, three
meals prepared specially by chefs, a
chapel which it is open every week featuring door to door communion, and a
spacious yard with a community garden. Other services offered include
a beauty spa,
massages, hairdressing, bathing
assistance, foot
care nursing, per-
sonal laundry service, in-room dining,
medication supervision, wheelchair
transport from the bedroom to the
dining room, etc.
The residency is also in close proximity to the public Library, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Health and Social
Services Centre and a pharmacy. There
is an activity room which includes a
home theatre system, a sound system
and lights for karaoke, a multimedia
system for parties and special occasions and also other activities including bingo, cards, puzzles, and crafts,
etc.
Another service not common to all
retirement homes is the loyalty of the
staff and the new technology they provide. The current staff has been working at Esther-Blondin for more than 10
years, some even celebrating their 20th
year of working at the same time as the
company’s 20th year in business. The
staff members are loyal to their job,
loyal to the clients, and are determined
to make the home a friendly and safe
environment. Attara explained how
IMAGE COURTESY RÉSIDENCE ESTHERBLONDIN
The beautiful Rigaud Seniors’ facility EstherBlondin celebrates a vibrant atmosphere
and a long-established presence in the
community.
the technology installed in the residency protects the clients’ safety, as
doors leading to the outside are carefully monitored by computers. The
home also has surveillance cameras,
making sure residents are safe.
For more information, please visit
http://estherblondin.com/
Successful LGH Foundation fundraiser
PHOTO BY MARC LALONDE
Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) Heather Holmes gives
her speech during the 2014 Lakeshore Ball Saturday, November 1 held at Pavilion sur le Lac at Château
Vaudreuil. The event, which marked the 50th anniversary of the foundation, raised $600,000 toward a
fetal monitoring system which will allow expectant moms to have better peace of mind during labour
and delivery.
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AUTOMOTIVE SECTION
Preparing for winter driving
As Canadians, do we really need reminding on how to get our cars ready
for winter? Yes, apparently, we do
as most drivers have relatively short
memories when it comes to both preparing our vehicles for the upcoming
weather onslaught and guiding them
through an unpredictable terrain of a
mixed bag of precipitation.
Let’s start with the basics – tires.
Snow tires are mandatory in Quebec between December 15 and March
15 so all-seasons just won’t cut it anymore. Drivers face a fine of up to $300
for non-compliance but it’s really not
a question of money. It’s about your
safety on the road and not being a hazard to all your fellow drivers. Rubber on
summer tires is downright hazardous
below temperatures of 7 degrees Celsius as they begin to harden and lose
their grip. Proper winter tires will perform better by adhering to the ground
in temperatures as low as -30C.
Once you’ve got your winter tires
taken care of, it’s time to think of the
visuals. Most winter windshield wiper
blades will perform as expected provided some attention is paid to the
obvious – don’t expect them to saw
through icy windshield build-up. Adequately scrape ice and snow from the
windshield before expecting the wiper
blades and a saturation of wiper fluid
to do the job for you.
On the topic of wiper fluid, look for
a cold-weather rating of -35 degrees
Celsius to avoid having a nasty frozen
visual surprise while you’re about to
merge onto the highway. It’s a good
idea to drain
your washer fluid
reservoir before
adding the winter
formula in. Most
winter
washer
fluids are rated
for use in temperatures between
-35 and -49 but if
it’s truly colder than that, do you seriously want to venture outside?
Never underestimate the power of
a good snow-brush/ice-scraper. While
a credit card will work when the frost
is still relatively timid as winter slowly
creeps in, it won’t do the job of clearing the windows and the roof of 10cm
of heavy, wet snow. Invest in a good
brush, one with an extendable handle,
particularly if you drive a minivan or
any tall vehicle. There’s nothing worse
than being stuck behind an SUV with a
‘snowhawk’ that threatens to dislodge
onto your windshield as you hit highway speed.
Moving to the inside of your car,
good floor mats are a must for the next
six months of perpetual dampness.
While no mats seem to be able to completely catch the salt residue inherent
to our roadway maintenance, it’s advisable to use the mats to minimize
the cumulative effect of salt’s corrosive
properties against our vehicle’s flooring. We’ll discuss getting rid of salt
stains in our spring vehicle editorial
supplement.
We enjoy so many creature comforts that it’s sometimes easy to forget
that we live in a hostile climate and
Mother Nature can be unforgiving.
Don’t expect your vehicle to be infallible. Use some weather-related com-
mon sense and keep the following on
hand:
• A good quality shovel. Test it out at
the beginning of every season to ensure metal or plastic fatigue hasn’t
compromised its structure and performance. If you’re not the shovelling type, make sure your cell phone
is fully charged and the number for
roadside assistance is programmed
into your phone.
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Top tips for purchasing a pre-owned vehicle
(NC) It’s time for a new car. Well,
new to you at least. Used vehicles are
a great option for anyone looking to
update their current wheels without
the investment of ‘brand new’. Follow
these tips to make sure you get the
most out of your pre-owned purchase:
Where to start: Buying a car from a
dealer versus a private sale is less risky
since consumers are protected by various laws if the vehicle doesn’t live up
to its promises. When going the route
of a dealer, it’s also important to note
the difference between certified preowned (CPO) and used vehicles. CPO
cars offer buyers additional warranties
beyond the initial coverage of the new
car purchase and have undergone additional inspections from the manufacturer. Some used cars can also be
sold with extended service warranties
but are not considered certified or
inspected by the manufacturer. CPO
vehicles and extended warranties of
course come with additional cost,
but for many, the added reassurance
could be worth it.
When to buy: The fourth quarter of
the year (September – December) is a
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great time to buy ‘used’ since the newer models have arrived and dealers are
ready to haggle on last year’s vehicles
in which the profit margins are quite
high.
Research,
research,
research: Once you have a model you
are interested in, get online and find
out as much as you can about it. Most
car models will have some helpful information from the manufacturer, but
to really get to the nitty gritty and find
out if this vehicle is right for you, head
to the car forums. Regular people with
first-hand experience will undoubtedly have some insight into the good and
(hopefully not too) bad.
Inspector Gadget: You don’t need
to have a spy kit to get under the hood
and really check it out and that means
everything including the fluids. Not
much of a grease monkey? Drive that
car like you own it (because how else
will you know if you like it) right over
to a mechanic to do your dirty work for
a nominal fee. Then gather all of the
history reports that are available using your vehicle’s VIN. CarProof, CarFax and AutoCheck all offer in-depth
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reports on your vehicle’s history for a
fairly small fee.
Enjoy: Now that you’ve done your
research and are done test driving, be
sure to ask your dealer about the car’s
other features, like built-in audio options, so you can make the most out
of your daily commute. Look for the
SiriusXM logo, for example, which in-
dicates that your car is equipped with
satellite radio. If it is, go to www.siriusxm.ca to see if you qualify for three
free months of commercial-free music
and more.
Whatever car you land on, you’ll
certainly drive easier and happier
knowing you did your homework.
AUTOMOTIVE
SECTION
Winter driving
Continued from page 17
• A blanket and alternate heating system. A candle in a confined space
can give off a respectable amount
of heat – and light – particularly in
a dead battery scenario, but hand
warmers and a reliable flashlight are
the recommended alternative.
• Flares. A cell phone is the answer to
many problems but a dead battery
or out-of-range satellite won’t give
you the visual location you need to
be spotted.
• A first-aid kit should be present in
your car year round so the upcom-
Grimaudo
Continued from page 11
“Let’s just say it’s not a priority for
the Ministry of Transport right now,”
said Grimaudo. “It’s the old chicken
and egg story. The ministry says there’s
not enough volume to justify the investment of making it into a four lane
highway and we’re telling them the
volume is coming.”
Another controversy that the mayor
weathered was the Dunes Lake land
swap deal that resulted in the preservation of large wooded areas around
the lake in exchange for wooded lots in
the Cedarbrook district.
Cedarbrook residents affected by
the arrangement were unsuccessful in
their recent attempts to get the town
to rescind the deal. Grimaudo told the
residents repeatedly he understood
their frustrations, but that it was better to preserve a large forest area than
small lots and there was no going back
on the deal.
There is no single accomplishment
that Grimaudo is proud of; instead he
prefers to list the numerous achievements that his council and administration have helped realize in 2014 alone,
in addition to the H-300 residential development and preservation of Dunes
Lake.
Other notable achievements include the acquisition of the Base de
plein air de St. Lazare from neighbouring Les Cèdres, the public information
session held for Chaline Valley residents regarding the landslide risk zone
and current work being done by the
Ministry of Public Security and town to
resolve the situation, the construction
of a new access road for Chaline Valley, and the start of construction of the
town’s new fire station.
“Everything we’ve done in the past
ing winter season is a good time to
make sure the kit is well stocked
ready for use, if necessary.
• A bag of sand is every driver’s friend,
both as rear traction and to help aid
in getting rear-wheel drive spinning
tires off slippery surfaces. Invest in a
set of folding metal traction aids as
soon as you see them on the store
shelves. Don’t wait until after the
first blizzard.
Most winter driving preparation
consists of basic common sense and
most of us can realistically say this
coming snow season will not be our
first winter driving experience. Take
it easy, keep cool, slow down, and remember – we’re all in this together.
year affects different aspects regarding the demography or society that we
have here in St. Lazare,” said Grimaudo. “There isn’t one achievement that
impresses me the most as much as the
multiple achievements that we’ve had
in the past year that affects the diverse
demographics of our city.”
Referring back to the PMAD, Grimaudo made it clear to the CMM
that St. Lazare intends to maintain as
much of its remaining natural environment as possible. “When you look at
our equestrian heritage, most of it is
west of Bédard. That’s not going to get
touched. In fact, we have plans to enhance the equestrian community,” he
said.
Grimaudo also sought to correct a
misconception held by some residents
that the city shows preference to certain areas such as Saddlebrook at the
expense of others, saying that all residents, regardless where they live, are
given the same consideration and the
town always strives to treat everyone
equally.
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PHOTOS BY YOUR LOCAL JOURNAL STAFF
Ceremonies from throughout the West Island and Off
Island regions were held Sunday, November 8, to commemorate our fallen heroes
ensuring they’re never forgotten. Please see our Facebook
page for more photos.
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SUNDAY,
2 – 4 P.M.
#22585383
#23342395
514-668-9777
CerƟĮed Real Estate Broker
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#11573451
Pierrefonds. 4416 King.
Spacious 4 level split. Oīers 4
bedrooms. Lovingly maintained. Walk
to park, schools and public transit.
$350,000
OPEN HOUSE,
SUNDAY,
2 – 4 P.M.
514-655-4116
Real Estate Broker
OPEN HOUSE,
SUN.,
2 – 4 P.M.
514-713-7833
Real Estate Broker
514-668-9777
CerƟĮed Real Estate Broker
C
EVELYNE MICYK
Verdun/Île-des-Soeurs. Revenue property! 3
large 2 bedroom appartments, each with approx..
1100 sq. Ō. of living space. Top unit available for
owner occupaƟon. $469,000
OPEN HOUSE,
SUNDAY,
2 – 4 P.M.
Rigaud. 7 Hudson Club.
BEAUTIFUL PARK VIEWS. 3
bdrm condo, 2+1 baths,New
roof. Wood Ňoors. Lots of
storage. Snow shovelled.
Pool 82’. Tennis. Park.
Landscaping. Private beach
on Lake of 2 Mountains.
$324,900
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OPEN HOUSES
Model 3:
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS FROM 1 TO 4 P.M.
Model 4:
Bungalow, detached. 1820 sq. ft.
Cottage, 2-storeys. 1871 sq. ft.
$696,749 tax included.
$719,744 tax included.
Model 7:
Model 8:
Model 5:
Cottage, 2-storeys. 2464 or 2896 sq. ft.
$817,472 tax included.
Model 9:
Bungalow, detached. 1589 sq. ft. Bungalow, semi-detached. 1250 sq. ft. Cottage, semi-detached. 1602 sq. ft.
$627,764 tax included.
$472,547 tax included.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
$464,499 tax included.
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Residential & Income Real estate
OPEN HOUSE
Sun. Nov. 16th 2-4pm
2988 Ste-Angélique, St-Lazare
Rigaud
MLS 21891919
$225,000
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St-Lazare
MLS 28065091
$699,000
pacious 3 bedroom 2011 semi-det. cott. Upxecutive Brand New 4 beds, 2+1 Bath,
graded with; crown mouldings,¿xtures, heat &
Dark wood Àoors, Granite, Fireplace,
A/C wall unit, pavé-uni walkway & paved driveway,
covered deck, 39107sq private lot with ma4 ¼ birch Àoors throughout, perennials & mature
cedar hedge, side door to bsmt, new home war- ture evergreens. Equestrian + B & B zoning.
Motivated!
ranty.
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PHOTO BY CHRIS KEIRL
Left to right (back row): Master Justin Hannon, Eric Beaudry, Maya Keirl, Julia Shahak, Mia
Campione, Geremy Trudel, Master Andre Zaraa. Left to right (front row) : Marek Beaudry, Victoria Shahak, AJ Campione, Alexa Dustin, Austin Brown. Not pictured here: Bradley Fironi, Manny
and Dean Bizogias.
Vaudreuil Village
MLS 24315373
$199,800
C
harm & Location! Lovingly maintained 3 bdrm
cottage. New 200 amp electrical & hot water tank,
updated kitchen, furnace & heatpump, roof, driveway,
windows & Àoors. Compact fenced yard with 2 car
parking. Walk to groceries, schools, arena & more.
Vaudreuil West
MLS 21045443
$499,500
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ature lovers’ paradise! Renovated 4 bdrm
with ¿replace, forced air, double garage, fruit
trees, perennials and your own forest all set on
a spectacular 73614sf lot, 3 minutes to hwy 40.
Lucky 13 for St. Lazare
and Xcell Taekwondo
Kim Tetley-Gerard
Special Contributor
Entrelacs
MLS 18004995
$184,500
M
Rosemont
MLS 26130743
$299,000
ountainside love nest! View and access to
ocation! Modern 2 bdrm condo, 1st Àoor on
Lac Des Cèdres! TURN KEY home comsouth-east side of 2008 well managed brick
pleted in 2013 with NEW; well, septic, plumbing, building. Harwood Àoors, private balcony & AdjaÀoors, modern kitchen and bathroom and more. cent to Mile End and Little Italy.
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Ville St-Laurent
MLS 9890928
Turks and Caicos Islands
From $1000/month MLS 10109444
from $175,000
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pportunity to start your OWN business!!!
From 276 sf to 825 sf. Can be used as Of¿ce
&, retail space, meeting or showroom! Turn key
within a high traf¿c, 24hr managed hotel with
onsite restaurant & parking. Minutes to Airport.
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ripadvisor #2 Grace Bay Beach- Luxurious Resort Community-Fully furnished 1, 2 & 3 bdrms units. Saltwater
pool, gym, underground garage, elevator.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thirteen competitors from St-Lazare Taekwondo and Xcell Taekwondo
participated in the 13th annual Dando
Cup at Centre Claude Robillard Saturday, November 8. Over 800 participants
were welcomed at this well-known regional taekwondo competition. Master
Andre Zaraa and Master Justin Hannon coached the 13 competitors. Both
taekwondo schools are under the technical direction of Grand Master Sami
Mazraani.
Julia Shahak (age 10), yellow belt,
won gold in her first competition after
defeating two opponents with a score
of 10-0 and 4-3 respectively. Her second opponent was considerably taller
and nearly a full belt higher. Eric Beaudry (age 43), green belt, fought in
the 35+ division and won gold with a
score of 4-2.
Austin Brown (age 9), green belt,
won silver after three action-packed
fights. He won his two first fights by
a wide margin of 7-1 and 9-3 respectively. In the final fight, Austin was
trailing by 1one point but in a flurry
of kicks to regain the lead, he received
two pricey kicks to settle the final score
at 4-8. Victoria Shahak (age 8) won silver after two excellent fights. She beat
her first opponent but lost in the gold
medal match. Geremy Trudel (age 17),
red belt, received a silver medal after a
high intensity match.
Blue belt brothers, Manny (age 12)
and Dean Bizogias (age 14) both received silver medals. Manny won his
first fight with a score of 18-11 despite
a gruesome toe injury. He continued to
win a second fight against a new opponent with a score of 12-3. He fell short
in the third and gold medal match with
a final score of 6-12.
Alexa Dustin (age 8), green belt,
won bronze after a furor of alternating kicks and points between her and
her opponent. In the final seconds, her
opponent took the lead with the final
score at 18-28.
Maya Keirl (age 10), blue belt, won
bronze in an evenly matched fight
that finished with a final score of 5-6.
Marek Beaudry (age 8), yellow belt,
won bronze and was competing in his
first ever competition (alongside his
father, the aforementioned Eric Beaudry). Bradley Fironi (age 17), yellow
belt, won bronze after competing for
the first time and finished with a score
of 11-13.
Mia Campione (age 11), green belt,
won bronze after winning her first
fight, but losing a closely matched second fight. Her brother, AJ Campione
(age 7), yellow belt, also won bronze
after competing for the first time.
While he didn’t win, he thoroughly
had fun. Grinning from ear to ear, he
provided an admiral example of goodsportsmanship for which his school is
proud.
472 B Main Road, Hudson
(450) 458-5365
TOLL FREE 1-866-734-4443
Emily
Holding
Diane
LaŇamme
Paul
LaŇamme
Margaret
Lagimodière
Nicole
Pagé
Johanne
Bernier
Donna
Brazeau
Tania
Ellerbeck
Janet
Ellerbeck
Helen
Henshaw
Roselyne G.
Parker
Carl
Poirier
Maria
PoƩer
Amanda
Walker
Patricia
Wright
W W W. R O YA L L E PA G E V I L L A G E . C O M • V I L L A G E H U D S O N Ν R O YA L L E PA G E . C A
Hudson - $249,000
CENTRAL HUDSON. Affordable &
Adorable 2 bdrm bungalow.
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Rigaud Mtn. - $249,000
3 bdrm bungalow, country-living
at its best, large grounds, no rear
neighbours.
Helen Henshaw
(514) 703-8981
www.helenhenshaw.ca
Helen Henshaw
(514) 703-8981
www.helenhenshaw.ca
#21578140
#28268510
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#15911823
Les Cèdres - $229,900
An ancestral home in the Village! This 90yr young home offers perfect balance of
old world charm and today’s ecclectic decor style. Located on 10,000 sq ft lot with
play centre, patio area, garden patch and
mature trees, ideal for family living in the
country. Spacious main floor, 9’ ceilings, 4
bdms upstairs. Walk to school & daycare.
Roselyne Groleau-Parker
(514) 947-7248
#9946741
St-Lazare - $369,900
Great family area! Spacious 4+ bedroom on 26,000 sq ft lot. Open, bright
living area. Kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar and great storage. Hardwood floors, ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet in master
bedroom. Perfect family home!
Tania & Janet Ellerbeck
(450) 458-5365
St-Lazare - $424,000
Large 4 BDR bungalow in Saddlebrook; spacious MBR with ensuite
& walk-in. Sunny open-concept KIT
open to FMR.
St-Lazare - $825,000
This 5 bedroom country-style
home is situated on 60 arpents
of land. It is zoned agricultural.
Priced to sell.
Patricia Wright
(450) 458-5365
Paul & Diane Laflamme
(514) 793-4514
#26414797
#17636910
#12829034
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Hudson - $4,285,000
One-of-a-kind property, 475 ft of
shoreline on the lake, 2 homes, barns,
garages for car enthusiast, in-ground
pool, farm store, on 101 acres! Both
homes extensively renovated and restored and both offer beautiful views
of lake.
Tania & Janet Ellerbeck
(450) 458-5365
Hudson - $309,000
Charming 2 bedroom home has a
perfect view of Lake of Two Mountains. Many updates.
Paul & Diane Laflamme
(514) 793-4514
#12249318
Hudson - $565,000
3+1 bedroom cottage in the heart of
Hudson. 2012 construction. This home
has it all: hardwood floors, extensive
mouldings, granite counters, finished
basement, oversized bonus room
above garage, screened-in porch.
Just move in!!
Carl Poirier
(514) 895-4607
#22712756
Hudson - $1200 per month
Lower unit recently renovated and
in move-in condition..two bedrooms and basement access. Close
to Village.
Margaret Lagimodière
(450) 458-5365
Cell (514) 781-5611
#9437323
472 B Main Road, Hudson
(450) 458-5365
#23255388
$1600 - Fairhaven. All appliances.
#16141424
$2900 - Village. Central on cul-de-sac. All appliances.
TOLL FREE 1-866-734-4443
Looking for a long-term rental in Hudson? Check out these two great homes. Well-behaved pets welcome.
Margaret Lagimodière (450) 458-5365 Cell (514) 781-5611
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
$609,000
Debbie Middleton
Real Estate Broker
ROYAL LEPAGE ELITE
514-232-3539
Hudson. 38 Mayfair. “Canton
ConstrucƟon”. Custom-built bungalow
just minutes from Falcon Golf Course.
#26396656
$495,000
Richard Decoste
Broker of Record
DECOSTE REALTY INC.
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
613-525-0325
Asking $420,000, or
Rental: $2,800/mth
Real Estate Broker
ROYAL LEPAGE VILLAGE
514-703-8981
www.helenhenshaw.ca
Hudson. 101 Maple. 2 + 2 bedroom
bungalow in Central neighbourhood; Great
for intergeneraƟonal, or blended family, w/
care-giver or mother-in-law suite. #26111641
Broker of Record
DECOSTE REALTY INC.
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
613-525-0325
Sales Representative
EXIT REALTY PREMIER
613-930-7607
Real Estate Broker
ROYAL LEPAGE GLOBAL
514-467-7392
22068 Old Highway 2Rd. Impressive 2 storey near
the Quebec border. BeƩer than new, w/granite
counter top, open concept kitchen to living rm, sun
rm, oversized master w/ensuite and walk-in closet.
Double & single car garage. MLS #L3001
$389,900
Deborah White
Real Estate Broker
PROPRIO DIRECT INC.
514-912-3636
ROYAL LEPAGE
PERFORMANCE REALTY
613-632-6781
www.mtlaliberte.ca
Sales Representative
106, Av. Buckingham. Pointe-Claire.
Move in ready split level in excellent locaƟon.
Surprisingly large, hardwood Ňoors, many
updates. Can be immediate occ. #20985587
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
$245,000
$274,900
20034 County Rd 25 Rd. Well constructed home on 4.81 acres,
mature trees, man made pond, summer cabin & uƟlity shed. 3
spacious bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms. Large living room with
wood Įreplace.Kitchen has built in appliances and dining area.
Finished basement loaded with great features. MLS L2185
Theresa Laliberté
1750, Rue de Versailles, Saint-Lazare. Cedarbrook:
Bungalow “Price Revised” Move-in condiƟon 4 BDRMS
, huge corner lot w/artesian well.Ideal for reƟred
couple. Can accommodate intergeneraƟonal. Wheelchair accessible. MoƟvated Vendor MLS# 10231220
OPEN HOUSE, Sun. Nov. 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
GREENVALLEY, ONTARIO
$349,900
21585 LiƩle Russia Rd. Hobby farm with 41
acres featuring privacy, 1200 sq. Ō. home
with Įnished basement; 2 car garage and
workshop; good commuƟng distance from
Ontario to Montreal. #2843
$489,000
Liliana Bergamin
$395,000
Richard Decoste
GLEN ROBERTSON, ON
Ewen McLeod
6230 Shannon Lane. MagniĮciant home in
presƟgious Redwood Estate. 3+1 bedroom, 4
bathrooms, triple car garage, waterfront with
boat access to St. Lawrence Seaway.
Must see! MLS# L3167
BAINSVILLE, ONTARIO
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
Helen Henshaw
PRICE REDUCTION
BAINSVILLE, ONTARIO
Franca Faustini
Certified Real Estate Broker
ROYAL LEPAGE VILLAGE
514-928-5137
www.francafaustini.com
Vaudreuil-Dorion. 2696 des Floralies. Charming 2+1 bedroom detached coƩage. Large
5,145 sq Ō lot, open concept, Įreplace, spacious mulƟ-Ɵered deck connecƟng to
A/G pool. #24998171
BAINSVILLE, ONTARIO
Put your featured home
of the week on this page!
$263,000
Richard Decoste
Broker of Record
DECOSTE REALTY INC.
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
613-525-0325
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6137 Third Line Rd. Spacious 5
bedroom home in Bainsville. Great
commute to Montreal or Cornwall.
Perfect family home. MLS # L2501
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Just call
450-510-4007
$224,500
Maurice Laliberté
Sales Representative
ROYAL LEPAGE
PERFORMANCE REALTY
613-632-6781
www.mtlaliberte.ca
825 Pilon street, Hawkesbury. Impeccable custom built bungalow
with aƩached garage.1,110 sq.Ō. Featuring 2 + 1 bedrooms. Modern kitchen cupboards, paƟo doors oī to a super deck of 14’ X 16’.
Open concept. Spacious living room combined with dining room.
Extremely well maintained so you can move right in! L2536
www.mtlaliberte.ca
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER16TH, 2014
HUDSON
38 Mayfair
$609,000
Debbie Middleton
514-232-3539
Royal LePage Elite Inc.
64A Birch Hill
$459,000
Patricia Wright
Royal LePage Village
Hudson Inc.
101 Maple
$420,000 or $2800/month
Helen Henshaw
514-703-8981
Royal LePage Village
Hudson Inc.
414 Cliffside
$229,000
Donna Brazeau
450-458-5365
Royal LePage Village
Hudson Inc.
SAINT-LAZARE
2988 Ste-Angélique
$699,000
Louise Bissonnette
514-827-1123
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
1513 Versailles
$479,000
Gail Meili
514-969-4134
Royal Montréal Inc.
2632 Equestrian
$423,900
Patricia Wright
450-458-5365
Royal LePage Village
Hudson Inc.
2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
RIGAUD
PIERREFONDS
7 Hudson Club
$324,900
Steffen Servay
514-713-7833
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
4416 King Street
$350,000
Evelyne Micyk
514-668-9777
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
VAUDREUIL-DORION
2696 des Floralies
$245,000
Franca Faustini
514-928-5137
Royal Lepage Village
2576 Rue de Bonaventure
$389,000
Youri Rodrigue
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
STE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE
2571 Chestnut Crescent
$379,000
Raul Capela
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
41 Rue St-Pierre
$379,000
Youri Rodrigue
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
1225 Alfred-Campeau
$274,500
Anita Lasis
514-655-4116
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
1604 Rue du Printemps
$259,900
Jason Allan
514-872-4446
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
NÔTRE DAME DE
L’ÎLE PERROT
4 Peladeau
$339,000
Linda Noseworthy
514-830-2288
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
POINTE-CLAIRE
106 Buckingham
$389,900
Deborah White
514-912-3636
Proprio Direct Inc.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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The Vaudreuil Mustangs suffered
three losses last week
Marc C-Gaudet
Special contributor
The Vaudreuil Mustangs had a very
tough week in the Quebec’s Junior
Hockey League after losing three of
their games. They’ve played 24 games
so far, winning 11 losing 11, and had
two overtime losses, for a total of 24
points, which put them in seventh
place.
On Sunday November 9, they
hosted the St. Jerome Panthers and
the visitors took a 6-2 win at the
Jeanotte Street arena. Justin Samson
opened the scoring and Pier-Olivier
Grand’Maison tied the game in the
first period. The Panthers took control
of the game in the middle frame. The
Panthers outscored the Mustangs 4-1
and led 5-2 after 40 minutes. Francis
Lévesque sealed the visitors’ win in the
final stanza.
Two nights earlier, on Friday November 7, the Mustangs visited the
Condors in Kahnawake. The powerful
Condors demolished the Mustangs
9-4. The Condors exploded early in the
first period in taking a 4-1 lead after 20
minutes. They increased their lead to
6-3 in the second period. Early in the
final stanza Samson tried to bring the
Mustangs closer scoring his 17th tally
of the season, but the Condors hammered the visitors with three goals.
On Thursday, November the 6, the
Mustangs went to Valleyfield’s Salaberry Arena to play the Braves who
surprised the Mustangs, 5-4. The
Braves scored three times in the initial frame pushing them in a 3-0 lead.
In the middle frame they continued to
dominate the Mustangs with two more
goals. In the final stanza, the Mustangs
woke up and almost tied the game
when they scored four times.
The action resumes on November
the 19 when the Mustangs visit the Arctic at the Garon Arena in St-Leonard.
PHOTOS COURTESY MARC CGAUDET
Vaudreuil Mustangs’ Justin Samson (left) scored the first goal while St. Jerome Panthers’ PierOlivier Grand’Maison tied the score in the first period leading to the Panthers’ victory over the
Mustangs November 9.
Volunteers sought
for West Island
Citizen Advocacy
• An Anglophone woman living in
Lachine with health problems who
doesn’t venture out often would
appreciate 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) 694-5850.
• A 62-year-old Dorval man with
some mental health issues would
benefit from a male volunteer advocate to provide some social support through regular visits. He’s
friendly but shy. 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) 694-5850.
• A woman in her early 60s, living in
Senneville who has recently had a
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stroke would enjoy having a female
volunteer advocate who could visit
her on a regular basis. She used to
write poetry and loves to read. She
has her own car which the volunteer could drive to go on short outings. 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 her with
her computer. She would like to
learn how to use Skype. For more
information, please phone Yolande
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) 6945850.
• A wonderful young Greek woman
living in Dollard des Ormeaux is in
need of a French/Greek speaking
woman to help her learn French.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
She has limited walking due to a
car accident, but walks with a walker. She would benefit from a female
advocate on a regular basis (maybe
once a week for an hour). If this
interests you please phone Judy at
(514) 694-5850.
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 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
Judy at (514) 694-5850.
• 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 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) 694-5850.
• A Lachine man with a lovely sense
• A very soft spoken Francophone
man with a moderate intellectual
disability living in a mostly Anglophone residence in Roxboro is
looking for a friend to chat with.
The volunteer will have to be patient as the gentleman requires additional time to complete his tasks.
If you think you can help, please
call Susana at (514) 694-5850.”
COMMUNITIES IN ACTION
15 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.
DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX
1. The West Island Cake Club
will be holding a cupcake sale November 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the DDO Civic Centre, 12001 Boul.
De Salaberry. All profits go to On Rock
Community Services as well as Venturing Out Beyond Our Cancer (VOBOC).
Come enjoy some sweets for a good
cause.
DORVAL
2. The City of Dorval will present, in French, a lecture and slide
presentation on Nepal on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m., at the
Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Drive.
Yannick and Marie hiked from village to village in the Everest region of
Nepal before touring the rest of the
country where they visited temples,
rode elephants in the jungle, cycled in
the Pokhara region, paraglided above
rice paddies, and visited camps of Tibetan refugees. Numerous encounters and interviews with the Nepalese
people enabled them to discover the
true Nepal. Admission is free for Dorval Library members and $3 for nonmembers. 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.
3. The Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Drive, is offering a bilingual
technology workshop for children
ages 5 to 12, which will make them
discover the power of chemical reactions on Sunday, November 16, from
1:30 to 3 p.m. See them become secret
agents and write top secret messages
in the lab with an invisible ink pen! The
cost is $3 for library members and $6
for non-members. Space is limited, so
advance registration at the Library is
highly recommended. For more information, please call the Dorval Library
at (514) 633-4170 or visit www.ville.
dorval.qc.ca/leisure.
ber 17 at 7 p.m. The film explores the
diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest
farm families, and serves as a window
into the food production process that
modern day consumers have become
estranged from. Director of the film,
Ari Cohen, will attend the screening
and talk about the making of the film.
The HFC hopes the film will pique the
interest of Hudsonites in particular,
since fifty percent of the town land is
agriculturally zoned. Anyone interested is invited to come to the screening at 394 Main Road. Entrance is free.
Baked goods and drinks will be sold.
For more information consult www.
rotatingplanet.com or http://hudsonfoodcollective.weebly.com/ or call
(514) 833-9285.
6. Wyman’s Turkey Dinner will
take place November 22 at 5:30 and
7 p.m. seating featuring a bake table,
plant table and more. Tickets available
at church office (450) 458-4912 and
at May’s Studio, 459 Main Road, or by
calling Carol Laws at (450) 458-5055.
Come join us at 513 Main Road.
7. Hudson Garden Club Christmas decorating party - The regular
meeting of the Hudson Garden Club
November 18 is cancelled. Instead,
Saturday, November 22, HGC volunteers will demonstrate holiday decoration ideas for your home at St. James
Church, 642 Main Road, from 2 to 5
p.m. Children are welcome to come
and make decorations of their own.
Non-members are also welcome for a
charge of $5 per person.
8. Canadian Aviation Heritage
Centre will hold its annual fund raising
Wine, Cheese and a Movie Reception
this Sunday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at
the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf
Road. This year’s movie is the special
anniversary edition of The Dam Busters which will be shown on the big
screen. Call John Lawson at (450)
424-2893 to reserve. Tickets are $75 a
couple, $45 single with tax receipts of
$50 and $30 respectively. Come out
and support Montreal’s only aviation
museum.
HUDSON
4. Come early Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for
St. Mary’s Sewing Circle’s Christmas Bazaar at 263 Main Road. Enjoy
coffee and muffins and our famous
chicken pot pies, Christmas puddings
and Christmas cakes. Browse the baking, sewing and plants tables as well as
the attic treasures table. There will be a
basket for draw. Everyone welcome.
5. The Hudson Food Collective is
proud to present the first Quebec community screening of the brand new
film: The Family Farm at the Stephen
F. Shaar Community Centre Novem-
9. The Town of Hudson Parks &
Recreation Department is thrilled to
invite you all to our Atelier 394, a fine
craft show opening with a Vernissage
Friday, November 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.
continuing Saturday, November 22,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stephen.
F. Shaar Community Centre. 394 Main
Road. The patrons visiting the show
will be able to meet the artisans, and
purchase gifts that are unique and of
the highest quality. For further info
call Nancy Mitchell at (450) 468-6699.
10. Hudson Film Society is showing the film ‘Like Father, Like Son’
PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE DORVAL
A lecture will be given in French at the Dorval Library by a pair of adventurous globetrotters who
just returned from a Nepalese tour. See listing for more details.
November 17 at the Hudson Village
Theater, 28 Wharf Road. Showtimes
are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission
for non-members $10 on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Mozart; seasonal favourites. Concert
takes place at Église Saint-Joachim, 2
Sainte-Anne Street, Pointe Claire Village. Saturday, November 22, 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20. For more info, call
(514) 697-2952.
PINCOURT
TERRASSE-VAUDREUIL
11. CASCA
Vaudreuil-Dorion
and CASCA Soulanges will be holding
an adoption day Saturday, November 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
at Faubourg de l’Île Shopping Centre,
101 Cardinal-Léger Blvd. 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.
14. The group ‘Dépendants Affectifs Anonymes - Retour à la Vie de
Vaudreuil’ present: A day of sharing,
discussions and activities Saturday,
November 22, at La Salle Municipale
de Terresse Vaudreuil , 74, 7th avenue.
The doors open at 1 p.m. and the event
will end at 10:15 p.m. Admission is
free, cost for the supper is $12.
FURTHER AFIELD
POINTE CLAIRE
12. Tired of cooking or don’t
have time to bake? Come and visit
St. Columba by-the-Lakes’s annual
Marché St. Columba fall fair and sale
Friday, November 21 from 4:30 to 8:30
p.m., and Saturday November 22 from
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Treat yourself
to a wide variety of mouth-watering
home-baked goods, desserts, jams
and jellies. Stock up on delicious and
convenient prepared soups and frozen
meals, including international cuisine. Stay for a wholesome supper on
Friday or a hearty lunch on Saturday.
Get a head-start on your Christmas
shopping and choose from a delightful
collection of handcrafted items. Admission is free. All proceeds from sales
go to St. Columba by-the-Lake. We are
located at 11 Rodney Avenue.
15. Art etc. is hosting its 28th annual sale of select handcrafted items
and art from over 30 diverse artisans.
Come browse the extensive one-of-akind pieces Saturday November 22,
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,
November 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster South (at Avon Road), Montreal West. Tea Room Saturday. Door
Prizes. Free Admission and free Parking. For more information, consult [email protected]
13. Stewart Hall Singers in concert: Handel ‘Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day’;
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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COMPUTERS
FRAMING
GRAPHIC DESIGN
MOVING
OPTICIAN
GRAPHIC DESIGN
SALES - new & refurbished units
REPAIRS - CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM UPGRADES - NETWORKS
(450) 424-6205
www.pc-teck.com
E-mail : [email protected]
590 Ave. St-Charles Vaud-Dorion
MANAGEMENT SERVICES
DÉMÉNAGEMENT
P. ENOS MOVING
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
PACKING & STORAGE
ONE ITEM OR WHOLE HOUSE
LICENSED & INSURED
Pierre Enos
Tel: 450.458.4857
Cell: 514.386.1278
www.yourlocaljournal.ca
PHOTOGRAPHY
REAL ESTATE
TREE SERVICE
ROOFING
VENTILATION
RENOVATIONS
WHERE’S YOUR CARD?
(450) 510-4007
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ANTIQUES
ABRACADABRA
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.
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
3 ½ apartment for rent.
Ideal location in
center of Hudson
Village. Appliances included. Dec
1 occupancy. $695
per month. No
pets, please. Call
450-458-1144.
Two
floor
open concept
studio apartment for rent.
Prime location in
center of Hudson
Village. Includes
1 full bathroom &
1 powder room.
Large
private
backyard
with
screened in porch.
Immediate occupancy. $985 per
month.Heating
included. Call 450458-1144.
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
Large 3 bedroom apt. 5
minutes
from
St-Lazare Village,
5 minutes from
Hudson Village.
$850 / month,
heat
included.
Available Dec. 1.
Call Jamie 514927-3417.
Bright,
one
bedroom
basement
apartment for
rent. Village of
Hudson, 4 appliances,
internet,
cable. No pets or
smoking. Utilities
included. $700/
month Call 450458-4195.
ART FOR SALE
Private sale
by
artist.
Sculptures
paintand
ings. Visit www.
schimanszky.ca to
see examples. Call
450-458-7166. By
appointment only.
BANKRUPTCY
CASH FOR
CARS
Local
Experts
in matters of
Bankruptcy and
Insolvency since
Cash for cars
10 years or
older. Call Jeff
1994. First Consultation Free. Available
Nights & Weekends.
Solid reputation for
Reliability, Honesty &
Integrity in our field
of Expertise. Blumer
Lapointe Tull & Associes Syndics Inc.
www.blumerlapointetull.com. 514 426
4994
CHRISTMAS
MARKET
SDC Hudson
Merchants
Christmas
Market on Friday November 28
at the Stephen F.
Shaar Community
Centre from 3p.m.
to 9 p.m. For more
info. Call Terri Macfarlane 450-8530635
COLLECTIBLES WANTED
A Military Collector looking for
medals, flags, swords and uniforms, pins,
documents, books, helmets, hats, all related
war memorabilia. WWI, WWII, Canadian/German or others. Also looking for antique items,
collectibles of all kinds, aviation and nautical
items, coins, badges, maps, old signs. Top
dollar paid. Please call Patrick, 514-234-4323
or email [email protected] 2760A Cote
St-Charles, St-Lazare (next to Mon Village)
ACCOUNTANTS
KARAVOLAS BOILY, CPA INC.
Taxes and Accounting
438 Main Road, Hudson
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
DENTISTS
Dr. Don Littner & Dr. Morty Baker
472B Main Rd, Hudson
Ph. (450) 458-5334
514-941-7421.
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.
HTTP://wolftech.
ca
[email protected]
ca
514-923-5762
CRAFT SALE
CRAFT
SALE
M A N O I R
C AVAG N A L .
Saturday
November 15th 2014 between 10:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m. in the
gymnasium,
404
Main Road, Hudson.
Come and do your
Christmas shopping
early.There will be a
variety of items all
created by our talented artists from
paintings, choice of
fashioned knit items,
jewelry as well as
assorted teas, chocolates,
imported
candles, napkins and
more.
DOULA SERVICE
Tamar Dodenhoff CLD
EnhancingYour Birth
Prenatal, full in hospital labour
support, & postpartum care
Free consultation (514) 799-7836
FITNESS & INJURIES
Greg Lothian, B.Sc.,CAT(C), CSCS
Professional strength coach & Low back/
injury reconditioning therapist.
Become strong & injury free!
514-867-5684 mifitpro.com
IMMIGRATION
Brazolot Migration Group
35 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC
(450) 458-2186
[email protected]
EXCAVATION
FOR SALE
Mini-Excavation
of any kind (10
years
experiGrading,
ence).
#1 high speed
i n t e r n e t
$32.95/month.
french drains, spreading of top soil and
stone, driveways etc.
... RBQ and insurance.
Ben 514-838-5922.
FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
Dry
Absolutely no ports
are blocked. Unlimited downloading. Up
to 11Mbps download and 800Kbps
upload. Order today
at www.acanac.ca or
call toll free 1-866281-3538.
FOR SALE
MAG WHEELS Brass engines,
(Set of 4). RTX plastic engines,
Baron
15”
Mag
Wheels with Kumho
P185/65R15 All Season Tires. Used one
season. $400. 514705-8760
SAWMILLS from
only $4,397. MAKE MONEY
& SAVE MONEY
firewood.
with your own band-
Stacking and kindling available. Very
reasonable.
Dan:
514.291.1068
STEEL BUILD- mill - cut lumber any
I N G S / M E T A L dimension. In stock
B U I L D I N G S ready to ship. Free
FINANCIAL
SERVICES
FINANCIAL
PROBLEMS?
Drowning in debt!
Stop the harassment.
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
FOR SALE
Wood lathe, 37
inches. $80. Call
60% OFF! 20x28,
30x40, 40x62, 45x90,
50x120,
60x150,
80x100 sell for balance owed!
Call 1-800-457-2206.
www.
crownsteelbuildings.
ca.
QCNA (Quebec
Community
Newspapers Ascan
sociation)
place your classified
ad into 24 weekly
papers throughout
Quebec - papers just
like the one you are
reading right now!
One phone call does
it all! Call Marnie at
QCNA 514-697-6330.
Visit: www.qcna.org.
514-241-4635
Regency wood HOT TUB (SPA)
stove insert (slow Covers. Best Price,
combustion).Approximately 7 years old.
Best Offer. Call 450458-4502.
Best Quality. All
Shapes & Colours
Available. Call 1-866652-6837. www.thecoverguy.ca.
NOTARIES
Jean-Pierre Boyer
L.L., L., D.D.N.
1576 C Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-2323
HO TRAINS
FOR SALE
info & DVD: www.
NorwoodSawmills.
com/400OT. 1-800566-6899 ext:400OT.
GARBAGE
REMOVAL
Ivan’s
Garbage Removal
will remove renovation debris and
junk from houses,
sheds,
garages,
basements. Also
old fences, decks
and
balconies.
Available 7 days/
week. Call 514804-8853.
cars CN CP and European
passenger
trains CN, European,
trucks,
turnouts
(switches), buildings,
etc. All at very attractive prices. Call 450458-2497, cell 514815-5958.
HOUSE
FOR RENT
Central
StLazare,
3
bedrooms, 2
bathrooms.
All appliances included. No pets.
Available immediately. $1400 /
month. Call 514978-5019.
LAND FOR
SALE
Located 35 Minutes from the
West Island of
Montréal, prime
22,000 Square feet
of land located in
Bainsville Ontario , A
true Boaters paradise
Minutes from Creg
Quay Marina.Land is
HOUSE
ready to build. Don’t
CLEANING
Miss this opportunity
Cleaning lady work in Quebec and
available. Honest Pay Ontario Taxes.
and loves animals. Land is Located on
Please call Helen: Karen Drive in the
Redwood
Estates.
450-458-5698.
Price $89,000. Call
Diego:438-837-8477.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
drs. Martina Kleine-Beck
Psychologist
514.265.1386
martinakb _ [email protected] hotmail.com
PSYCHOSOCIAL SERVICES
OPTICIANS
Lunetterie Vista
1867 E Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-4500
PHARMACIES
Marilou Leduc
Affiliated BRUNET
1771 Ste. Angelique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 424-9289
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Marianne Birch BSW, MSW,
OTSTCFQ Member
Anxiety Issues, Self-Esteem, Substance
Abuse & Behavioral Concerns
514-240-2692 [email protected]
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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MASONRY
SERVICES
Stonework on
stairs, walkways
& walls. Foundation repair & parging.
Chimney repair . Call
Pat 450-458-7925
MATH TUTOR
Retired mathematics teacher
with many years
of successful tutoring of students
in the St. Lazare,
Hudson areas is available. At any level. In
English or in French.
Please call Astrid at
514 646 1528.
MOVING
¿Moving?
All
jobs.
Reliable,
reasonable,
fully
equipped. Local and
Ontario, Maritimes,
USA. 35 yrs experience. Call Bill or
Ryan. 514.457.2063
OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
Two Small offices or studios. Main Road
near Cameron in
Hudson. $175 and
$250 per month
respectively. Immediate. Flexible.
Possibility of 3
more professional
office spaces. Call
514-677-7696
PIANO
LESSONS
Jacques Harvey
Piano School. Ex-
SERVICES
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
Handyman.
Painting, installing
fixtures, locks,
and
most
household
jobs. Ask about
senior discount.
Call John the
Handyman- 514623-5786
Renovations, ceramic,
marble,
granite. Quality, reliability, cleanliness.
20 years experience.
RBQ#5678-2055-01.
Call Richard: 514578-5011.
Available,
Cleaning Lady.
Bi-weekly, 20 years
experience. Meticulous, attention to
detail. Excellent references. Please leave
message . Will call
you back. 450-4582871.
perienced, qualified
teacher offers piano
lessons to beginners
or advanced students. Children and
adults are welcome.
Call 450-455-1544 or
email [email protected]
Home maintenance service, Rigaud &
RUST
PROOFING
Cleaning services available. Effi-
Professional
Rustproofing. Marty Auto
Body. 84 Bellevue,
Hudson, 450-4581148.
SERVICES
Handyman,
all household
repairs, exterior
pressure washing,
gutter cleaning,
roof repair, junk
removal, pick-up
of fallen trees. For
free estimates call
Jeff 514-941-7421.
SNOW TIRES
FOR SALE
Kumo
snow
tires,
215-60
R16, on Toyota
rims. Set of 4. $300.
Call 514-706-4732.
TIRES FOR SALE
4 uniroyal tiger
paw snow/ ice
tires. Used only one
winter. Great condition. Size 205/65 16”
95S. $240.00 CALL
450-510-9851
TREE SERVICE
Services Arbor
Pro. CERTIFIED
ARBORIST. Prun-
ing, Crown Restoration/Reduction,
Risk Assessment,
Tree/Shrub
Removal,
Stump
Grinding, Hedge
Trimming.
Fully
Insured/Free Estimates. Emergency
24H.
514-7148733. www.arborprotreeservice.ca
Pick-up truck
available with
two men to
move heavy
items, construction material. 18
years experience
moving. Call Jeff
514-941-7421.
TUTOR
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 UniversityPhysics and Math
major, St. Paul’s
High School, New
Hampshire-Summa Cum Laude
Perfect
scoreSAT,SSAT. Contact
me on Facebook
@ Matthew Tappert or matthew.
tapper [email protected]
com or telephone
450 458-6607.
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
surrounding area.
References. Available weekly or
bi-weekly. Call or
text Helen: 450465-7999.
loaded, immaculate
condition,
winter
tires, reduced for
quick sale. Asking
$10,700. Call 438994-8522
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
$8,900 neg.,
450-424-4308
beige leather interior, 182 K, clean,
good condition. 3.5
liter engine, 6 speed
automatic,
fully
equipped.
4,500$
firm. 450-424-2155
Mazda Protégé ES 2001. Silver, 4 door,
manual transmission. One owner 225,000
km., still runs well. New Toyo winter tires on
rims. $750. Call 450-510-0933 (evenings).
1996
Camry,
Toyota Mazda Protégé
190,000 5, 2003, 5 doors,
km. 4 door sedan,
fully loaded, new
disc brakes & exhaust. Extra clean.
Asking $1,225. Call
514-652-7020
manual
transmission, A/C, 171,000
km. Runs well. Asking $1,675. Call 450458-0581 (evenings),
438-822-6875 (cell)
2010 Chrysler 300 LTD 3.5 litre, 89,000
km . All equipped, excellent condition, sun
roof, leather interior, snow tires. $13,900. Call
450-218-3564
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Brunet Renovation for all
your
home
general repairs. Renova-
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Services financed by
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,
2004 Mercedes
S430,
4matic, 2007
Chrysler
110,000 km, fully Sebring Ltd, red,
cient, reliable. Good
references.
Please
call 450-202-0600
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AUTOS FOR
SALE
YLJ
Supplying your Vaudreuil-Dorion, St-Lazare,
Hudson and West Island Regions
tion big or small
,drywall paint,
Bathroom ,basement years of
experience. Call
Sylvain 514-5922173.
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TRUCK FOR
DELIVERY
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
tires, very
Mazda 3 for sale, season
clean, 121000kms,
2006, charcoal-black,
$2,500
4-door, 5-speed AC,
2003 Kia Rio, Stan159,000 km, $3495.
dard, Silver, very
(514) 941-5320
clean, 172000kms,
$2,200
2005 Ford Lar- both 4door. 514iat , 4 door, 4 x 4, 773-0394
fully loaded, clean.
183,000
kilometers
$7900.00, negotiable
450-458-8098
Still registered and
roadworthy. Needs
winter tires. $999.
Call or text Martin
514-346-3234.
Need to sell your car?
Place it here!
Call: 450.510.4007 or email:
[email protected]
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Collaborative project between
Île Perrot and McGill University
As part of a McGill University master’s level course in the faculty of Urban Planning, five students are taking
part in a project in Île Perrot under the
supervision of Professor David Brown.
This initiative is being undertaken by
the team with a goal of revitalizing and
redeveloping downtown Île Perrot.
The students’ mandate consists of
devising a future development vision
for the downtown sector taking into
consideration the following criteria:
the commuter train station, the eventual Highway 20 redevelopment plan
and the region’s economic potential.
The project began at the start of September and the final report will be presented to area elected officials and an
urban planning advisory committee
will help wrap up the project by midDecember.
The project was spearheaded by Île
Perrot Urban Planning Director Sébastien Carrière who explained, “The idea
came from my memories at university.
We had a similar project the experience was very rewarding. I wanted to
offer the same opportunity to other
students.” Carrière also said the project offered many challenges to be met
during the course of the academic
term. Grand Boulevard merchants
felt an economic slump following the
closure of Grand Boulevard during
the construction of the new Galipault
Bridge in 1999.
The project has the backing by the
Île Perrot elected councillors and
Mayor Marc Roy who said it’s a unique
alliance between municipal and academic fields and said the town is very
proud to encourage the students’ aspirations.
The municipal council extends its
thanks to the students who undertook
the project including Andrea Dumas,
Elizabeth Flanagan, Myriam Langlois,
Emilie Langlois-Patterson, and David
Paton.
PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE L’ÎLE PERROT
McGill University Urban Planning students are looking at ways of revitalizing downtown Île Perrot as part of a semester-long school project.
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ULCERATIVE COLITIS
STRIKES PEOPLE IN
THEIR 20S. HARD.
YLJ Around the world
Dealing with the unrelenting pain of ulcerative colitis
when you’re in your 20s and facing life’s other challenges
can be especially hard. It’s time to make it stop.
PHOTO COURTESY DON KERBYSON
crohnsandcolitis.ca
Hudsonites Don Kerbyson and Terry Hasenhuendl catch up with the news from back home
while enjoying a beautiful vacation in Holguin, Cuba recently.
ESTATE AUCTION  SUN. NOV. 16TH 1PM
Antique & reproduction furniture,
paintings, porcelain, jewellery, coins, paper money, sports memorabilia and much more!
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The English Indoor Gardener
PHOTO BY GREG JONES
Great Geraniums all winter long
James Parry
Your Local Journal
This week, I
thought we might
turn the spotlight
on Pelargonium,
one of the most
widely cultivated plants on the
planet. Better known, of course, as Geranium.
Why? Well, I’ve just cleaned,
trimmed, and re-potted about 30 of
the little darlings that have thrived exceptionally well this past summer for
over-wintering inside in the sunniest,
coolest window spot in the house. The
ideal temperature being 15 to 18 degrees C.
As for watering, I’ve learned
through trial and error that it’s best
to give them a good soak once a week
and allow the soil to become almost
dry before repeating the process, while
discarding any excess water that has
collected in the saucers beneath. I also
turn them around a little so as to not
favour one side over the other.
Some of them, I’m chuffed to say,
I’ve had for four or five years now. A
mere blink of an eye, however, when
compared to the longevity of my fa-
vourite Geranium in all of Hudson.
I’ve christened him Gerry and next
time you visit the SAQ on Main Road,
check him out. Thanks to the loving
tender care shown by staff, he has
been there for well over 35 years, I do
believe!
When I bought my first Geranium
decades ago, I really believed that they
originated somewhere in the Mediterranean where today you see them everywhere in terra cotta pots and seemingly baking under the sun. Guess
what? I was wrong. Big time!
For I subsequently learned that, in
fact, they originally came from South
Africa and were cultivated in England
and Holland as early as 1690. Moreover, that the two original parents of
today’s bedding geraniums - Pelagonium and Pelargonium peltatum (the
ivy variety) - were first introduced in to
England around 1710. Go figure!
Meanwhile, following up on my
first Indoor Gardening column last
week in which I mentioned Hibiscus,
was delighted to hear from Vivienne
Shishakly, who describes herself as “a
passionate gardener and constantly
learning.”
Said Vivienne, “I have experienced
success and many failures and it certainly would be fun to exchange ideas
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on what people are growing during
the long winter months. I do have one
question for you and I am sure it is
going to be one of many. How do you
prevent those nasty green flies that appear on Hibiscus plants?
“I have given up on bringing mine
into the house as I do not want to infect my other plants. Hibiscus is such
a lovely plant and the flower comes in
such vibrant colours it would be wonderful to have it as part of my indoor
garden. I would appreciate any comments you may have.”
Well, Vivienne, here’s what I’ve always done to prevent those little suckers enjoying a winter-long free buffet
munching not only on Hibiscus but
every other plant that I bring indoors.
Ranging in colour from light green to
blue green, red and even black, they
are called aphids or plant lice. They
are soft bodied, usually wingless, and
tend to feed in colonies on leaves and
stems sucking sap and causing curling
or distortion.
Before bringing them in, I carefully
clean each leaf - both uppermost and
under - and stem with warm water and
just a dash of regular washing up liquid. No harmful herbicides or harsh
chemicals involved. Believe me, it
works.
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Lovingly trimmed for some 35 years or so
by staff and as welcome as a vintage wine or
good Scotch year round, Gerry the Geranium
thrives at the SAQ in Hudson.
During the summer, incidentally,
whenever I find the occasional red
Ladybug - certainly not the ‘orrible
orange Asian variety - in the garden,
I bring it inside and drop it on a leaf.
Boy, do they love to gobble up aphids.
And, when the aphids are all gone, the
ladybugs invariably find their way outdoors again to go hunting for more!
Until next week, have fun in your
indoor garden. And keep those questions coming. Who knows? I may even
have an answer!
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