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Size matters in Hudson…
Trial period for train
tracks and traffic lights
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
The traffic lights at the level train crossing in Terrasse-Vaudreuil at Exit 35 off westbound Highway 20 will soon be operational for a one to two month period in which their efficacy on traffic flow will
be monitored and assessed. See story on page 3.
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” - Roger Staubach
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG
The issue of smaller building lots and semi-detached homes raised questions for local resident
and realtor, Janet Ellerbeck at the first Hudson council meeting of 2015.
Smaller building lots up for
discussion in the Town of Hudson
James Armstrong
Special Contributor
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Discussion focused on a trio of
notices of motion dealing with modifications to three by-laws at the first
regular Hudson town council meeting
of 2015 held Monday, January 12. The
proposed changes to By-laws 525, 526
and 527 deal with planning, zoning,
and subdividing specific lots in a small
area of Mayfair Street that is part of the
Hudson’s Valleys project.
The issue as to whether or not the
proposed changes would have a townwide effect or were specific to the Mayfair project was raised during the second question period.
Councillor Deborah Woodhead responded that she would like to verify
with the urban planning department
before answering the question. Town
Clerk Vincent Maranda clarified he
had been told by the Urban Planning
department that the proposed resolutions were for Mayfair and added, “this
does not exclude the possibility of further changes to the subdivision by-law
in the future.”
It was pointed out that public consultation had been promised before
making changes to the master plan.
Mayor Ed Prévost and Woodhead assured everyone of that particular point.
“This is the introduction of the changes,” said Woodhead, “and there will be
public consultation.” The timing of the
public consultation was referred to the
next Town Advisory Planning Committee’s (TPAC) meeting for discussion.
The modifications to By-law 527 will
allow smaller subdivided lots in a specific area of the Mayfair project permitting the building of 22 semi-detached
bungalows on individual lots of 15,000
square feet.
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square foot lots for 11 years,” said resident Janet Ellerbeck during the second
question period, “and have run into
a brick wall.” Ellerbeck was referring
to the lots in the Mayfair project that
met the 30,000 square foot minimum
lot size in Hudson. “Is this fair?” she
asked. Woodhead replied that she
could not change what had happened
in the past.
In an interview January 14, the
mayor explained that the process for
changes to the town’s master plan have
to follow a specific process. “It has to
go through TPAC and the town council
before being presented to the residents
for consultation,” said Prévost. He estimated the public consultation could
take place in late March or early April,
pointing out the changes are directly
related to population densification
goals stipulated by the Plan metropolitan d’aménagement et de development (PMAD).
In other business, council passed
four resolutions mandating Director
General Catherine Haulard to apply for
financial assistance from various governmental organizations at the provincial and federal level for infrastructure
projects such as the water treatment
system, roads, and Pine Lake. Some
concerns were raised during the question period regarding the oversight of
the applications. The mayor replied
that council would always be informed
as to the progress of the applications.
In fact, a resolution enacting an administration reporting policy was also
passed that stipulates monthly reporting by administrators.
In his opening remarks, the mayor
announced that a list of unpaid property taxes for 2013 will be published in
February and unpaid business taxes
have been transferred to a collection
agency.
The Hudson 150th Anniversary celebrations will begin with a Snowman’s
Land Competition on Valentine’s Day
February 14. The brainchild of resident
Diane Lewis, the competition’s goal is
to get the town into the Guinness Book
of Records with the most people possible building snowmen on Valentine’s
Day at 11 a.m. For complete information, consult the Facebook page for
Snowman’s Land Hudson or call the
Hudson Parks & Recreation department at (450) 458-6699.
T H E
P A G E
T H R E E
S T O R Y
Trafc lights at Terrasse-Vaudreuil train
crossing will begin operating on February 12
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
The provincial Ministry of Transport (MTQ) announced that the traffic
lights installed at the intersection of
Third Avenue and the Exit 35 service
road just off of westbound Highway
20 that leads north into Terrasse-Vaudreuil will begin operating on February 12, almost three years after the
lights were first installed.
The purpose of the new traffic lights
is to prevent vehicles from becoming
caught in between the two pairs of
railway tracks that traverse the western
sector of the municipality. The lights
will be synchronized to turn red before
the railway warning lights and barrier system are activated as trains approach and cross Third Avenue which
is intended to improve the safety of
motorists.
The two sets of tracks that travel
through the community are respectively operated by the Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP)
railways. The Agence Métropolitaine
de Transport (AMT) also uses one pair
of tracks for morning and afternoon
commuter train service with regularly
scheduled stops at the Pincourt/Terrasse-Vaudreuil train station.
Mayor Michel Bourdeau said that
while he is not opposed to any proposal that would increase the safety of pedestrians and motorists who regularly
cross the tracks, he’s concerned that
the traffic lights may result in unnecessary traffic congestion and frustrate
motorists who will have to contend
with increased waiting times because
of the new traffic lights.
Bourdeau said he attended a twohour meeting in late November with
provincial Liberal MNA Marie-Claude
Nichols and representatives from the
MTQ where he presented his concerns
regarding the new traffic lights and
how it would adversely affect motorists that use the intersection to enter
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
In an area that already sees substantial traffic backups when a train passes through, the level crossing in Terrasse-Vaudreuil at the intersection of
Third Avenue and the Exit 35 service road just off of westbound Highway 20 will have to adjust to the implementation on traffic lights set to become
operational February 12.
and exit the municipality.
According to Bourdeau, a similar
traffic light and barrier system is in
place at the Beaurepaire train station
in Beaconsfield in the West Island that
is apparently constantly frustrating
motorists who want to access either
Elm Road or Highway 20 via Woodland
Avenue because the traffic lights are
not always synchronized with the level
crossing lights and train barrier, and
that it can take several minutes for the
backlog of vehicles to cross the tracks.
Bourdeau is worried that motorists travelling to and from TerrasseVaudreuil will also have to deal with
backed-up traffic and that impatient
drivers may decide to disregard the
traffic lights especially if a red traffic
light indicates that a train is approach-
ing the level crossing but no train can
be seen.
Another concern is the number
of trains that travel through the level
crossing each day, especially the increasing number of and length of
freight trains in particular. Bourdeau
said it can take anywhere from 10 to 15
minutes for a long freight train to traverse the level crossing.
Representatives from the MTQ
will be on hand on February 12 along
with Bourdeau to monitor the traffic
lights to ensure they are functioning
smoothly.
The MTQ will continue to assess the
viability of the traffic lights for one to
two months afterwards and will scrap
the project, which has been pegged at
around $1 million, if it’s determined
that the lights have worsened the situation instead of improving traffic flow
and safety, said Bourdeau. If the lights
are scrapped, the intersection will revert back to its present system of stop
signs.
The most viable solution to improve
traffic flow would be to build either
an overpass or underpass at the level
crossing as part of the planned expansion of Highway 20 through Île Perrot which would provide unimpeded
access into and out of Terrasse-Vaudreuil, but it could take another seven
to 10 years before any work to upgrade
Highway 20 begins, said Bourdeau.
The MTQ has already installed signage at the level crossing to advise motorists that the traffic lights will begin
operating on February 12.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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In a word
In one short week, the world has
been galvanized by horrific events in
Paris that saw the very principles of
freedom of expression assassinated
by those seeking to suppress and ultimately silence individual rights. And
in the ensuing backfire, the international community has stepped up to
collectively say, “Je suis Charlie” or,
more to the point, a firm “Non!”
While we’re able to disseminate information across a wider scope, and at
a greater speed, than ever before, tolerance has not kept pace with technology and we often face unprecedented
repercussions for doing so.
The effort to suppress opinions,
discourse, and ideas is not limited to
terrorists brandishing assault rifles,
but is a phenomenon that permeates
every forum wherever voices congregate. And though North American repercussions for speaking out are rarely
met with the business end of a weapon, the concept of Freedom of Speech
should not mistakenly be perceived
as a given. Like a muscle, it must be
continually exercised or risk going to
mush. And while words can indeed
hurt, removing one’s voice causes infinitely more damage. Can a cartoon be
interpreted as hate material? Possibly.
Is it ever a justification for violence?
Never.
While images and words remain the
cause for so much hatred and bloodshed, they are also, ironically, their
very panacea.
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Dear Editor: [email protected]
Dear Editor,
One of our family’s weekly pleasures is reading Your Local Journal. It is not only during the
holiday season that we come away uplifted with
the community spirit.
After a hectic week of baking, shopping, and
cooking, I was pleasantly surprised to discover
your Special year-end edition. Although the paper was taking a look back at 2014, I knew it would
contain not only serious subjects, but its usual
lighthearted and cleverly written articles that
would make me walk away smiling.
In this season of charity and good will, I was
sad to see a Letter to the Editor, verbally abusing
a previous writer by saying their December 18th
letter had “fascist overtones,” and then continued
by adding the venomous statement (and I quote,
with the exception of the writer’s name) that ‘any
“like minded” citizen should leave town immediately if you asked me.’
In my opinion, no one would ever ask.
This wonderful letters column should not be
used for such negativity.
Hopefully the December 23rd letter will not
discourage others from voicing their concerns
nor should this column be monopolized by those
unable to respectfully consider the opinion of
others.
Elaine Mallory
Hudson
Dear Editor,
The letter from Naomi Henshaw in Your Local
Journal, December 23, most certainly requires a
response.
It is not apparent how a promotion of Hudson
for what it is (a municipality that enjoys its bilingual status) has, as she puts it, ‘fascist overtones.’
Also, how can she be so sure that St. Lazare
wouldn’t wish to regain their bilingual status
through a merger with Hudson? St. Lazare only
reluctantly gave up its bilingual status when it
was ordered to do so by the powers that be in
Quebec. Obviously she (not to mention the Quebec Government) does not acknowledge that, in
addition to most Allophones and Anglophones,
many Francophones also wish to live in a community that is bilingual (rather than unilingual).
Finally, her suggestion that, “Any ‘like-minded’ citizens akin to Reilly’s mindset should leave
town immediately” (a clear reflection of the fascist policy of our Quebec Government) is targeted
to approximately 86% of Hudson’s population.
Wouldn’t Hudson be better off if it were Henshaw
who left town?
H.D. Reilly
Hudson
Continued on page 6
Increased property taxes putting
strain on St. Lazare seniors
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
St. Lazare’s 3.8 per cent property tax
increase that was announced when
town council presented and adopted
its 2015 municipal budget at a special
council meeting last December is putting many seniors who live on fixed incomes in a precarious financial bind,
according to resident Richard Masys.
The issue was raised by Masys during the first question period at the
Tuesday evening council meeting on
January 13, saying the property tax in-
increasingly finding it difficult to make
ends meet. He also worries about how
he’ll be able to finance a major household expense such as having to have
his roof redone.
“You have to pay hydro, car insurance, house insurance, school taxes
and after all that, there’s no money
for anything else,” said Masys. “Where
else do you cut back, on food? I’ve already cut back on my other discretionary expenses as much as I can.”
Masys suggested that the town
should consider adopting a deferred
taxation scheme for seniors living on
“You have to pay hydro, car insurance, house insurance, school taxes and after all that, there’s no money
for anything else. Where else do you cut back, on food?”
– St. Lazare resident Richard Masys
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
crease has resulted in a “bumpy start
to the New Year” because homeowners are continuously being forced to
shoulder ever increasing costs.
Masys, who relies mostly on government pensions to fund his retirement, said the constant annual increases in municipal property taxes is
making life harder for seniors who are
fixed incomes that would cap property
taxes at a specific level indefinitely until the property is sold, at which time
the total amount of unpaid deferred
taxes would be repaid to the municipality.
“We’ve been looking into it, but the
problem is that we need provincial
regulation and support to implement
St. Lazare resident Richard Masys told council members at the January 13 council meeting that
the 3.8 per cent property tax increase that was adopted by the town at a special council meeting
last December is putting many seniors who live on fixed incomes in a precarious financial bind.
this type of plan,” Grimaudo told Your
Local Journal after the meeting. “In
fact, British Columbia has a deferred
taxation program for seniors who are
on fixed incomes. It is a wonderful
idea, but we recently found out that
St. Lazare or any other municipality in
Quebec can’t do that because we need
provincial backing to implement the
plan.”
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Letters
Continued from page 4
Life is short
It’s hovering around -22°C outside but my husband’s legs are still in
summer mode (or in denial) as he comes in from shovelling snow wearing a jacket, hat, boots, gloves... and shorts.
Now I knew a fellow years ago who had the same predilection for
year-round bare-leggedness, even going so far as ice-skating with all the
required protective gear – and shorts. The one time I saw him wearing
a proper suit at a formal event, the words, “I didn’t recognize you with
your pants on,” were out of my mouth before I realized what I was saying.
I thought he was an anomaly.
But what began for my husband as a comfort issue of the relatively
mild fall weather, combined with his physical line of work to be conducive to that particular garb, has morphed into a year-round choice
that has people casting him sidelong glances and the audible ‘click’ of
car-door locks as he walks by. It didn’t help that the guy working at the
depanneur dared him to actually wear his shorts all winter.
What’s even more remarkable, to me anyways, is that he’s not alone.
In a classic case of Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon (yes, that’s an actual
thing) I’m starting to see guys everywhere this winter wearing shorts.
Maybe they all go to the same depanneur.
Males have a natural tendency to respond to dares more than females do and the intelligence level of the subject matter seems to be immaterial as all good judgement gets cast aside in meeting the challenge.
In my informal household research, my boys have revealed myriad
childhood dares – both given and received – of licking and/or eating
odd things, making a fool of oneself in public, and lighting things on fire.
“Then there’s the penis game,” said my youngest.
“What the heck is that?” I asked, fairly certain I didn’t want to hear
the answer.
“Basically, someone says ‘penis’ to you very quietly then it keeps going back and forth getting louder each time. I just played it yesterday in
phys-ed,” he told me matter-of-factly. “I won by screaming ‘PENIS!!’ at
the top of my lungs. No one even noticed.”
Girls just don’t do this type of thing.
The internet is rife with gleeful examples of guys obliviously behaving like guys, engaging in high-risk, Darwin-award winning behaviour.
Even the esteemed British Medical Journal published an article in 2013
citing men’s reduced lifespan due to “judgement errors” in comparison
with women.
A decade ago, Scientific American released a study that found for every boy a woman has, her lifespan is reduced by an average of 34 weeks.
“You guys are killing me,” I told my family after crunching the numbers. “I’m gonna die two years earlier because of you.”
“Yeah, but those are the last two years,” said my husband with gleeful
oblivion, “and they’re crappy anyways.”
Dear Editor,
I took a walk on one of Hudson’s
nature trails today only to find myself
jumping between piles of dog crap.
This is filthy and extremely unhealthy.
These trails are for everyone’s enjoyment and provide a safe place to walk
during the winter months. But nobody
likes to arrive home to find the bottom of their boots covered in crap! You
know who you are. Don’t give all dog
owners a bad name and have the decency to pick up after your pet! I trust
you don’t want dog excrement on your
own feet, so why do you inflict this
mess on others?
I challenge everyone to confront
these individuals whenever you bear
witness to this disgusting behavior.
At the very least, they should be
made to feel ashamed!
Lynn Keegan
Hudson
Dear Editor,
As a man who is handling a fortune,
hasn’t Pierre Karl Péladeau noticed
that Quebec has declined under the
spectre of separatism? Where will he
find the money to replace the transfer payments? Your pocket and mine!
Why should we not be outraged by
PKP’s conviction that he can retain
control of a media empire while seeking and holding public office? Common working folk always called that
sort of thing “conflict of interest”!
Hasn’t it been noticed that Sun News
is virtually silent on Péladeau’s views
and aspirations?
A few sparse defensive notes about
journalistic independence to maintain
an aura of separation between boss
and worker may be found if you look
carefully. Already there is censorship,
even if “self-imposed.” Anglophones
are what part of PKP’s equation? He
says there is no difference between
an Anglophone and a Francophone in
Quebec. He appears to be unfamiliar
with Bill/Law 101. He ought to educate
himself before dipping his toes into
government.
Sheila Mediena
Montreal
Dear Editor,
I have been following the drama
which unfolded in Paris with 12 people
killed at Charlie Hebdo by Muslim extremists.
The problem seems to be that Muslims don’t like drawings to represent
their prophet Mohamed.
But it seems everyone is now printing various depictions of Mohamed
just to prove that they have the freedom of speech and freedom of the
press.
Has anyone thought of the consequences of doing that - sticking it to
the Muslims all over the world to show
them who is superior? How foolish.
I am not a fan of Mohamed nor of
Islam. But “respect” is a big word in my
vocabulary.
Why does Charlie Hebdo have to
print derogatory cartoons of just about
everybody on earth? Why do other media follow suit to prove that they have
no scruples, no principles, no standards of civilized behaviour?
So you can print offensive cartoons... Good for you... You have only
proved that you can be provocative
and you can stir up trouble.
Where will this lead? We are headed
for a society and world where he who
insults the most laughs last... yea, because we will incite hatred, more terrorism, more uncivilized behaviour.
You set the standard, and everyone
follows.
I am sad to see that we are descending into a quagmire of trouble and uncivilized behaviour.
Ed Hoyer
Roxboro
Let it burn
Dear Editor,
It’s Saturday, December 27th, 2014
at 7:50 a.m. Most are still ‘nestled in
their beds’ post-Christmas and preNew Year. Hudson Village is empty. As
I’m driving along Main Road, I smell
smoke and eventually see flames. The
lot which is being rebuilt after the fire
that destroyed the apartments across
from the Fire Station is burning again!
I quickly process whether to make a
phone call and alert someone – it’s
a Saturday morning, holiday period,
work site, nobody on premises. Is this
really an untended fire?
Continued on page 9
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Challenging rst year for Hudson mayor
Our ongoing series of area mayors one year into their four-year mandate
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
In a year that revealed unexpected
surprises including a broken dam and
drained Pine Lake, the arrest of the
former Director General, and the discovery of a $1.7 million budget deficit,
newly elected Mayor Ed Prévost said
he wouldn’t hesitate to take on the job
even if he had known what he was getting himself into.
“A lot of people asked me if I really
needed the aggravation,” said Prévost
in an interview given just before the
Christmas holidays. “But somebody
needed to step up to the plate to try and
help clean up the situation. We didn’t
know, at the time, what the magnitude
of the clean-up was going to be.”
Prévost won the November 2013
election winning 76 per cent of the
votes over his opposing candidate
Jacques Bourgeois. Resident Gary
MacDonald dropped out of the race
shortly before election day.
In the year since, the team including newly hired Director General
Catherine Haulard and the six councillors – five of whom were new to
the job - have recouped almost all the
outstanding $1.2 million owed in 2012
property taxes that were in default, a
specific part of Prévost’s election platform. “Now that people know we’re
serious about (collecting taxes), the
amount outstanding for 2013 is a frac-
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost said he knew going into the job that it would have certain challenges as he reflects back on his first year in office.
municipal politics as possible, becoming actively involved with the Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) and
the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT).
“Wherever I went, (members) were
surprised to see someone from what
they referred to as, ‘The Republic of
“Somebody needed to step up to the plate to try and
help clean up the situation. We didn’t know, at the
time, what the magnitude of the clean-up was going
to be.”
- Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost
tion of what it was when we first came
into office,” he said of the $200,000
amount currently outstanding.
From the onset, Prévost said he
made it a point to learn as much about
Hudson’,” said Prévost. He’s also met
with members of Regroupement de
Ouest, comprised of 30 West Island
and Off-Island mayors. Along with local transport initiatives including CIT
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PUBLIC NOTICE
est, par la présente, donné par Vincent Maranda, Greffier, que :
is, hereby, given by Vincent Maranda, Town Clerk, that:
À la séance extraordinaire du Conseil de la Ville d’Hudson, tenue au Centre
communautaire, le 17 décembre 2014, le règlement suivant fut présenté et
adopté:
At the special meeting of the Council of the Town of Hudson held at the
Community Centre, on December 17th, 2014, the following by-law was
presented and approved.
RÈGLEMENT NO 656-2014 CONCERNANT LA TARIFICATION ET
COMPENSATIONS POUR L’ANNÉE 2015
BY-LAW NO 656-2014 CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
THE UTILITY RATES AND TARIFFS FOR 2015
La révision de ce règlement peut être faite à l’Hôtel de Ville, 481 Main, Hudson,
durant les heures régulières qui sont de 08h30 à 16h30, du lundi au vendredi.
This by-law may be reviewed at the Town Hall, 481 Main, Hudson, during
working hours which are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday.
Donné à Hudson ce dix-huitième jour de décembre deux mille quatorze
Given at Hudson this eighteenth day of December two thousand fourteen
Vincent Maranda
Greffier
Vincent Maranda
Town Clerk
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Hudson doctor awarded the Order of Canada
for over 30 years of helping Alzheimer patients
Serge Gauthier accepts honour on behalf of research community across the country
James Parry
Your Local Journal
The Order of Canada is this country’s highest civilian honour awarded
to a very select group of individuals for
their outstanding level of talent and
service, or for their exceptional contribution to Canada and humanity.
A group that as of this month - officially designated Alzheimer’s Month
- now includes Hudsonite, Dr. Serge
Gauthier, who has devoted the last 30
years helping to improve the quality of
life for those suffering from memory
and other cognitive complaints, as
well as their families and caregivers.
clusive interview with Your Local
Journal yesterday, shortly before driving in to Verdun where, as director of
the Alzheimer Disease Research Unit,
McGill Center for Studies in Aging
(MCSA) founded in 1997, he and his
team of dedicated health professionals provide consultation services for
patients over age 55 with such problems, as well as following volunteers
interested in the study of normal brain
aging.
How did he first learn that he had
received the Order of Canada? “I received a phone call at work in early
December from someone at the Governor General’s Office in Ottawa in-
“I received a phone call at work in early December from someone at
the Governor General’s Office in Ottawa informing me that I had been
awarded this high honour. ‘Do you accept?’ she asked. I was absolutely
floored.”
- Order of Canada recipient and Hudson resident Dr. Serge Gauthier
“While it is obviously a personal
award, I accept it on behalf of the Alzheimer research community across
the country,” said Gauthier in an ex-
forming me that I had been awarded
this high honour. ‘Do you accept?’ she
asked. I was absolutely floored.”
Added Gauthier, “I was then told
not to tell anyone until the list of new
recipients was made public on December 27. I received my lapel pin by
regular mail on December 22 and I
now proudly wear it at work knowing,
as I do, some of the great people who
have already received this honour including André Chagnon in VaudreuilDorion.” The mission of the Lucie and
André Chagnon Foundation is to prevent poverty by contributing to the educational success of young people living in Quebec from conception to age
17 by helping them to develop their
full potential.
Gauthier also shares the award with
his patients at the Hudson Medi-Centre where, for the past 22 years, he has
been volunteering his time and professionalism as a neurology consultant for patients from throughout the
region every other Saturday from 7.30
a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Explained Gauthier, “When I first
discovered that there was a need for
this in Hudson, I was only too pleased
to offer my services and now I am
starting to see the children of patients
I took care of previously. Some of them
consulting for prevention of the condition that affected their parent or parents.”
In this regard, Gauthier added that
a prevention strategy to delay the
emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s is being tested in many parts of the
world, including Montreal. “It just so
happens that Hudson, which my wife,
Louise, and I fell in love with after one
Sunday afternoon visit 23 years ago,
offers so many of the components of
a lifestyle that may be preventive, including social networking, intellectual
activities such as bridge, physical exercises such as walking, curling, and
golfing, as well as gardening.”
As for the statistics, Gauthier says
that worldwide the figures are similar: “One out of 20 people over age 65,
one out of four over 75, and one out
of three over age 85 has Alzheimer’s
disease,” he said. “Because of aging of
PHOTO COURTESY SERGE GAUTHIER
Dr. Serge Gauthier shares his Order of Canada with the Alzheimer research community
across Canada and his patients at the Hudson
Medi-Center.
populations, the numbers of persons
affected will double within the next
20 years, thus the need for prevention strategies applicable to everyone
- primarily lifestyle changes- and possibly medications preventing amyloid
buildup in one’s brain if one has a high
genetic risk.
“Moreover, women are more often
affected than men because they live
longer, but it is expected that the higher education of younger generations of
women will reverse that risk ratio.”
Gauthier’s research unit at the
MCSA is currently testing these strategies, in partnership with other McGill
research units and centers across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.
January is National Alzheimer’s
Awareness Month. For more information, see page 21.
Robert Burns
Dinner & Dance
Our annual celebratory tribute to
the life, works and spirit of the great
Scottish poet.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
in the Hudson Community Center
at 6:00 pm with live music!
Cost : $25.00 per person
RSVP : Hudson Legion, 450-458-4882
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Compiled by
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
West Island police files
Station 1 covering Baie D’Urfé,
Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Ste. Anne de
Bellevue and Senneville
A 2006 grey Honda Civic was stolen
from the Galeries Kirkland parking lot
on St. Charles Boulevard January 6.
Station 3 covering Île Bizard, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ste. Geneviève
A robbery at a depanneur near the
corner of Pierrefonds and St. Charles
Boulevards occurred January 8 at 3:23
a.m. Const. Daniel Maheu reports the
clerk unlocked the door to allow the
suspect inside and given the extreme
cold, didn’t find it unusual that the
suspect was wearing a hood. The sus-
Letters
Continued from page 6
I go to investigate and see the hay,
which is covering the ground around
the newly poured foundation, is blazing away with flames two feet high.
I rush to the Fire Station (ironically
across the street). There’s nobody
‘home’. Calling 311 doesn’t work. Nobody answers. The Community Patrol
is not available since their hours have
been cut. As I sit in the parking lot of
our very own highly respected and efficient Fire Department, I call 911. I get
patched through to someone probably
in Boucherville. They ask me all kinds
of questions. They ask for an address.
The only one I can see is the home directly across the street. I tell them I’m
in Hudson, Quebec literally sitting in
the parking lot of our Fire Station. They
patch me through to someone else indicating that there is a fire at the above
mentioned address. I correct him and
repeat where I am and can they “just
connect through to the Hudson Fire
Department!!!” After the third party
on the line with me, (probably 8-10
minutes), I hear them patch through
to Hudson. Within ONE minute, the
guys and gals from Hudson are running, driving, streaming across Main
Road into the station. That’s what I
pect told the clerk an accomplice was
waiting outside who threatened him
with a knife if he didn’t come in to rob
the store. He said it was not his choice
but that the accomplice would make
things difficult for him if he didn’t
comply. The clerk pointed out that
the suspect was safe as they were in a
locked facility and he could easily call
the police. The suspect said he had no
choice in the matter and asked for the
contents of the cash. This prompted
an exchange between the clerk and
the suspect with the former repeatedly
insisting he really intended to rob the
store. Though no violence was used
and the suspect was not aggressive, the
clerk complied with the request, handing over the contents of only one of the
three cashes. The suspect fled the store
heading northbound. The suspect is
described as a black male, standing
5-feet, 7-inches tall, weighing approximately 160lbs. He spoke French without an accent. His accomplice at the
wanted 10 minutes ago. That’s what
we used to have when we could reach
someone on Patrol any time of the day
or night. The beautiful, empty, wooden
Davis building is directly beside the lot
that was burning. What if that building
caught a spark?!! What if it was your
home when you were away for the holidays? Would we not all want immediate access to our Fire Department?
I cannot tell you the frustration I felt
as I sat watching and listening to this
knowing full well that members from
our Fire Department were ‘close by’…..I
just could not access them effectively!
Fortunately, within minutes they managed the situation. But, it could have
been very different.
We are so fortunate to live in this
community. We have many wonderful
services and personnel which support
the quality of ‘Hudson – A Way of Life.’
I realize that the mayor and council
have an immense task ahead of them
as they manage the consequences of
previous administrations. A tighter
budget is inevitable. But, there is a significant break in the chain after hours
when we lose the connection to what
makes life in this town special. This
is a single event. It ended well. But, I
know others have had similar, frustrating situations where they could no
longer reach someone because offices
were closed, it’s after-hours, or the
budget has been cut. I didn’t want this
Lucky escape
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
No one was injured when this school transportation van slid off route Harwood in Vaudreuil-Dorion just before 10 a.m. January 7 following a snowfall and subsequent cold snap
that left treacherous driving conditions. No students were in the vehicle at the time.
door was wearing a ski-mask with only
the eyes visible, a black coat with a fur-
trimmed hood, black pants, and palecoloured shoes with white soles.
event to disappear in paperwork without anyone else knowing what happened. Let’s talk about it. Let’s find a
better way. Let’s fix this before we get
‘burned’ in a bigger way next time!
Tracy Gallacher
Hudson
Last year, Montreal Mayor Denis
Coderre and Quebec City Mayor Régis
Labeaume said that school boards and
cities operate in a parallel manner;
there is very little coordination, and
often there is an unnecessary, costly
duplication of services.
Think about property and the everincreasing school taxes that homeowners will receive in a few months.
Both taxes are based on property values. It doesn’t make much sense that
homeowners receive two tax bills for
one piece of property.
Moreover, it is expected, in 2017,
school board and municipal elections
will be held the same time, in the hope
to not only attract a larger voter turnout, but also to save money.
Indeed, there are clear advantages,
a synergy of sorts, with the merging
of services between cities and school
boards.
Chris Eustace
Pierrefonds
Dear Editor,
Bravo to Projet Montréal Leader
Luc Ferrandez who wants to see the
City of Montreal manage the real estate of school boards that would allow
a more efficient use of the existing infrastructures.
The official opposition claims that
auditoriums, libraries and arenas are
presently underused, and the merging
of some city and school board services
could benefit more people.
We should consider greater city
involvement in our public school system, a practice that exists in other jurisdictions. Think of the cities of Lyon,
Bordeaux and Marseille, in France,
and Chicago and Boston in the U.S.
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MAURICE JEFFRIES
A
h, it’s good to be back after
the Holidays and a belated
Happy New Year to one and
all. Any longer, and they would probably have had to retrain me. I mean,
there’s only so much rest and relaxation one can take from a weekly
deadline of penning this column for
Your Local Journal before cabin fever
sets in.
Suffice to say that after having read
at least a dozen books, watched countless DVDs of my favourite movies, and
sharing some quality time around the
table with my beautiful Sunshine and
dear friends, I’m all set for another
year of ‘in-depth investigative reporting’ on the positive people and happenings in our fair burg.
---------------------JOYFUL JAREDS – Beginning with
long-time Hudsonites, Al & Georgia
Jared, who were surely having a great
time on Boxing Day. At least I hope so,
for it was their 50th wedding anniversary. How do I know this? Because the
happy couple e-mailed just before the
holidays week congratulating Mireille
and I on our 40th! As to why they got
married on December 26? Laughed
Al, “We were married on Boxing Day
mainly because we were both teachers
and that was our time off from school!”
Don’t you just love it?
---------------------FAREWELL FRED - On a much
sadder note, our sincere condolences
to Naomi Henshaw and her family
following the sudden passing of Fred
while in Barra de Navidad, Mexico,
on December 28. A little town near
Manzanillo where, according to their
daughter Helen, there’s a pleasant mix
of regular wintering North American
‘gringos’ and where for almost 20 years
they have spent five months far away
from the rigours of winter here in Hudson. (see obituary on page 14).
As Helen told me this week, “My
Mom and Dad have been traveling extensively since he retired as a marine
surveyor in 1985. They’ve hiked the
mountains in Nepal with my sister,
Shelagh, and friends. They have been
to Thailand, running into Hudsonites
enjoying the same hotel and beaches.
They’ve done San Miguel and other
places, but settled on Barra de Navidad as it’s a great little town.”
Immediately prior to flying to Mexico, Naomi and Fred, who had always
loved the sea having served in the Royal Navy, had spent a week cruising the
Caribbean out of Florida. Explained
Helen, “Mom called us from Mexico
in mid-December saying we better get
down there as Dad wasn’t well. He’d
caught a bug and couldn’t shake it.
“Shelagh and I raced down and
looked after him, and my other sister,
Lesley, arrived to replace us, so we
were all about. My sisters, and a few
cousins and friends, are going back to
have a memorial service and celebration around January 21 in Mexico, and
we will have a large memorial service
for Dad back here around mid-April
when Mom gets back.”
As they say in Mexico Helen, ‘Vaya
con Dios’ and tell Naomi that our
thoughts are with her.
---------------------BASEBALL BRAVO - On a happier
note, was delighted to learn that a book
written by Hudsonite, Bill Young, and
Danny Gallagher, both inveterate Ex-
PHOTO BY HELEN HENSHAW
An original painting of Fred Henshaw by Hudson artist, Sylvie Laughlin, presented as a Christmas gift years ago by his daughter, Helen, and now hanging in pride of place at Riversmead on
Main Road, the former family home bought in 1936.
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PHOTO BY PAUL ALMANZA
Georgia and Al Jared celebrated 50 years of wedding bliss on Boxing Day.
pos nuts - er, make that fans - and first
scooped on this very page almost a
year ago this month, recently came in
for rave reviews in the Ottawa Citizen
and other Post Media newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun.
More specifically, in an article written by Citizen writer, Bruce Ward, who
gave a thumbs up to Ecstasy to Agony as
one of the top six sports books of 2014.
At 374 pages, it is included in Ward’s
review along with books on NBA icon
Michael Jordan, NFL coaching legend Bill Parcells, hockey great Gordie
Howe, NHL player Jordin Tootoo, and
Wrigley Field.
It lovingly resurrects the 1994 Expos
team that was destined for the playoffs before the players’ strike in August
killed the season and the World Series
and is available in Chapters/Indigo
bookstores across Canada and at a
number of independent outlets. The
book is also available in e-book format through Kobo and Kindle. And,
though not a big fan of baseball myself
- we used to call it rounders back in the
U.K. - it’s obviously a darn good read!
---------------------WEDDING BELLS AT ST. JAMES’
- Speaking of reading - in a manner
of speaking - just learned from Mary
Jefferies that it sure promises to be a
fun night at St. James’ Church Hall
on Friday, January 23, when the Hudson Players Club welcomes one and
all to enjoy a rehearsed play reading
directed by none other than Heather
Markgraf. Founder and former artistic
director of Hudson Village Theatre,
artistic director of the not-for-profit
theatre company, Theatre Panache
which will be producing a new Canadian play this summer, and currently
enjoying her work as outreach officer
for our federal M.P. Jamie Nicholls.
Who, just for the record and doubling with Jeff Poitras, played his role
to the hilt as swashbuckling Robin
Hood - robbing from the rich and giving back to the poor in this year’s supremely successful Christmas Pantomime, Robin Hood and his Merry Men,
at HVT directed by Mary Vuorela.
That being said, Heather, who is
a long-time member and supporter
of Hudson Players, tells me that she
is delighted to be directing this play
reading which is a light hearted look
at wedding etiquette, comparing modern with traditional, while making for
a very entertaining evening right here
on our doorstep. Doors open at 7:30
p.m. and the curtain rises, as it were,
at 8 p.m. For further info, give Mary
Jeffries a buzz at (450) 458-4185. And
enjoy!
---------------------COMEDY CALLING - Meanwhile, if
you are looking for a laugh-filled cure
for the winter blues, you might want
to check out Guido Cocomello, one
of Canada’s most sought after up and
coming stand-up comedians who hits
the stage for one show only this Saturday night at Hudson Village Theatre.
Last seen here this past summer in
a lead role in the smash hit comedy,
Wife Begins at 40, he has won rave reviews for his no-holds-barred account
of his life. From his single years, to
marriage, fidelity, the trials and tribulations of being a new father, nothing is
off limits. In addition to his cross-Canada appearances, he was a headliner
at the prestigious Boston Comedy
Festival and in November he made his
European debut performing his one
man show, Crisi d’Identita, in Rome.
Moreover, as an actor, he has appeared
in both film and television on NBC,
CBC, CTV and YTV.
No joking. Quite a coup for our little
theatre by the tracks. And it promises
to be a hoot! For more info or reservations, call the Box Office at (450) 4585361.
---------------------PROCRASTINATERS PERSONIFIED - In closing, and as a reminder
to all fellow members of the Hudson
War Memorial Library out there, I
was just politely informed by e-mail
that my membership expires during
the month of January. Not sure about
yours. So check it out. As it is unquestionably one of the best deals in town
if you love books and DVDs courtesy
of the only totally self-funded public
library in the province of Quebec. And
even further afield.
Oops, just remembered that I gotta
call the support group for procrastinators that I signed up for 18 years ago.
Apparently we haven’t met yet!
And that’s a wrap!
E-mail: [email protected]
YO U R L O C A L J O U R NA L
Smash hit controversial opera Porgy and Bess
comes to Hudson Village Theatre
George Gershwin’s masterpiece showcases Summertime when the living was easy. Or perhaps not
James Parry
Your Local Journal
No getting away from it. Winter is
well and truly here. But think of Summertime and what images does the
word conjure up? Notice it’s in italics.
Well, if you are a fan of Broadway
shows, you will immediately associate it with Porgy and Bess, created way
back in the late 1930s by composer,
George Gershwin – with book and lyric
writers DuBose Heyward and Brother
Ira - who seemingly seamlessly joined
classical elements with jazz, blues, and
spirituals to create a quintessential
American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong women
he loved, and the community that sustains them both
Even if not, and if you are over a certain age, you will certainly recognize
the song that has since been recorded
by such as diverse ‘divas’ as Billie Holliday and Janis Joplin. You may have
even seen the 1950 movie directed by
Hudson mayor
Continued from page 7
Hudson, like other off island communities, is dealing with the Plan
Métropolitain d’aménagement et de
Développement (PMAD) in which
towns are required to densify their
population along transportation corridors and, as the mayor acknowledged,
the town has not grown over the past
50 years, still hovering around 5000
residents.
“But we’re now in business to do
business,” said the mayor, outlining
the steps council has made to engage
the community via last spring’s public
consultation sessions in which a compendium of all the residents’ 1000-plus
comments and suggestions have been
documented. “We used that to build
our strategic plan,” Prévost said of the
plan’s best-case-scenario goals to increase the town’s population to 7000
over the next five years and houses are
targeted to increase from 2625 to 3500.
“There’s tax revenue there that is significant,” he said, “but we will build in
an orderly manner so as not to detract
from the character of Hudson.” The
mayor said a lack of growth will leave
the town financially strapped, unable
to provide quality services.
Another part of the plan is to encourage tourism by capitalizing on
Otto Preminger and starring Sidney
Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, and Sammy Davis Jr. and remember another
classic from the film, It Ain’t Necessarily So.
But have you ever seen the opera,
Porgy and Bess? Not the film. Not the
musical. But the opera. For it does exist and it is coming to Hudson this
Sunday, January 18, at 2 p.m. on a giant screen in High Definition (HD) at
Hudson Village Theatre courtesy of the
Hudson Film Society (HFS) as part of
its continuing Opera and Beyond series running through May 10.
First produced by the Houston
Grand Opera in the 1970s to great critical acclaim, it is now considered part
of the standard operatic repertoire and
is regularly performed live internationally.
However, there is no question that
it has been controversial, with some
critics from the outset having considered it to be a racist portrayal of African Americans. Indeed, during the
the waterfront and promote the arts
and culture aspects of the community,
as well as the tri-cultural aspect of its
geographical proximity to Oka. The
plan will be released publicly February 7.
Prévost said council made necessary cost-cutting measures including
reducing the six-member community
patrol, that had cost $400,000 annually, down to two members. Administration is also looking at the possibility
of selling off parcels of land and unused or underused buildings currently
owned by the town.
When asked how he felt about former Director General Louise LégerVillandré’s arrest on 19 fraud-related
charges and subsequent news she’ll
plead ‘not guilty,’ Prévost declined to
comment other than to say, “UPAC
don’t go to court just for the hell of
going to court. They must feel pretty
strongly that they have a case. The fact
that she pleaded not guilty doesn’t
PHOTO COURTESY CLINT WARD
Classic scene from the opera Porgy and Bess first produced in the 1970s in Houston to critical
acclaim and coming on screen to Hudson Village Theatre this Sunday, January 17.
1960s and early 1970s, Porgy and Bess
mostly languished on the shelves, a
victim of its perceived racism in a racially charged time. Though new productions took place, these did little
to change many African Americans’
opinions of the work. And many music critics still have not accepted it as a
true opera.
Time to judge for yourself while
enjoying great music, a powerful story,
and for only $10 per ticket for non HFS
members, available by calling (450)
202-0773 or at the theatre door, 28
Wharf Road. The first four callers who
have never seen this opera before will
receive a free ticket.
mean that she’s not guilty.”
Prévost is equally resolved in discussing the lawsuit filed by the town’s
previous accounting firm, Bourassa
Boyer, and Hudson’s ensuing countersuit.
“Their lawyer sent a letter saying I
tainted their reputation as a professional accounting firm,” said Prévost,
“and I should be held responsible for
any resulting damages to their business.” He said that if the firm’s recommendations to Léger-Villandré between 2006 to 2012 were not carried
out, the firm was obligated to followup with the mayor and council before
going to the Ministry of Municipal
Affairs. “We will be reporting them to
their own association that has a code
of ethics and standards of governance
that all accounting firms have to abide
by.”
Prévost said his aim is to achieve
the goals outlined in the strategic plan
over the next five years and bring Hudson back to a good financial state of
health.
“I’d like to see more commercial activity downtown in a revitalized city,”
he said, “and smiles on people’s faces.
It’s possible, other cities have done it,
and so can we.”
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Pincourt entrepreneurs open Canada’s
rst three-dimensional print shop
ations on-line and then we started
getting orders from people with prototypes and different projects and we
Three-dimensional (3-D) printing
realized there could be a business pomay still sound like a foreign concept
tential.”
to the average person, but to the ownAs their simple and unexpected
ers and operators of MatterThings,
home-based business began to grow,
Canada’s first 3-D print shop, the
Schmidt and Hoya decided to set
process is quickly gaining popularup shop in Pinity and is already
court’s Le Faurevolutionizing
bourg de L’Île
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dents and entreMatterThings late
it
will
give
people
the
preneurs José Luis
last September.
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opportunity to manuIn less than
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stuff
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-José
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Hoyo
ing a lot of time
about the techwith engineers.
nology to custom“We had heard
ers who are heading to MatterThings
about the technology some time ago
to have their 3-D objects printed out
so we got one at home and spent time
on site.
playing around with it,” said Schmidt.
“People have been coming in with
“It sounded really neat and we enbroken parts to see it they can be repjoy building stuff in general,” Schmidt
licated, otherwise they would have
added. “We started putting our creto throw out an entire device,” said
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
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PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Pincourt entrepreneurs José Luis Hoyo and Claudia Schmidt stand alongside three-dimensional
printers at their store MatterThings at Le Faubourg de L’Île shopping plaza in Pincourt, Canada’s
first retail store dedicated exclusively to 3-D printing.
Schmidt. “A gentleman recently came
in with a broken knob from his washing machine and we made a functional
replica of it. He was thrilled because he
can continue to use his washing machine.”
Hoyo said 3-D printing is already
revolutionizing the fields of dentistry
and medicine. Fillings, crowns and
dentures are already being manufactured using 3-D printing technology
and prosthetics are also being created
for amputees.
Continued on page 13
Print shop
Continued from page 12
“You go to the dentist, they’ll clean
your teeth and if you have a cavity,
they’ll scan the hole, put the information into a computer and the 3-D
printer will make the part,” said Hoyo.
Schmidt proudly displays a hand
with individual flexible fingers and
thumbs that was printed at MatterThings and said the entire field of
prosthetics is currently a undergoing a
major revolution.
“This is the beauty of what 3-D printing can do now, especially for children
who have to change their prosthetics
very often,” said Schmidt. “Instead of
spending $40,000 for a prosthetic, they
can get a $50 to $300 prosthetic made
from a 3-D printer. All the joints are
made from flexible filaments. That’s
what gives the prosthetic its flexibility.
It’s wonderful.”
The most common filament used to
create 3-D objects at MatterThings is
made from corn starch, a very durable,
biodegradable product that can withstand temperatures of up to 60°C. And
unlike standard oil-based plastics, the
filaments made from corn starch allow
solvents such as acetone to be applied
without degrading the finished product.
As 3-D printing continues to evolve,
more diverse materials are being used
to manufacture products, including
bamboo, brass, bronze and copper.
Highly specialized printers are even
being used for construction purposes
and a complete house can be built using a cement extrusion process. “There
is really no limitation to what you can
do with these machines,” said Schmidt.
As the cost of 3-D printers becomes
more affordable, Hoya and Schmidt
predict they will become a common
fixture in many homes within the next
five years. In the interim, they anticipate that more 3-D shops will open up
throughout Canada that will allow customers to walk in and print out their
Veterans salute all those
who made this past
Christmas one to remember
unique designs, just as Internet cafes
quickly gained in popularity with the
advent of the Internet.
“The printers are a bit more specialized because you have to calibrate the
machines and you have to know how
to build a 3-D item, but I definitely see
more shops like this opening up everywhere because it will give people
the opportunity to manufacture stuff
locally. In a sense, people will have access to their own factory,” said Hoya.
“When you think about companies
that manufacture smart phone cases,
for example, you need to manufacture
one million cases, distribute them to
100 stores and hopefully sell two of
them. In this case, you just download
the file and build it in the colour you
want,” Hoya added. “For the owners of
the design, it makes a lot more sense
because you only manufacture what is
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
An array of products that have been manufactured using 3-D printing technology including
a prosthetic hand with fully flexible fingers
and thumb are showcased at the store that
opened last September.
needed so there’s less waste. It’s a winwin situation for everybody.”
For more information about 3-D
printing and the services offered by
MatterThings, visit their website at
www.matterthings.com.
JONES, Jean Ethel (nee Graham)
December 21, 1925 - January 5, 2015
Passed away peacefully at Le Foyer de Rigaud in Rigaud, Qc.
Wife of the late Ronald George Jones. She leaves to mourn her
sister Elizabeth (Bessie), daughter Linda (Philippe), sons Ian,
Greg (Heidi), Allan and David. Cherished grandmother to
Ronald, Bradley, Jasper and Eddy. She will be lovingly
remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by her son Stephen Ross Jones, six sisters and two
brothers. The family would like to thank the staff of Le Foyer de
Rigaud for their care and compassion for the past two years. The
family will hold a private service and Celebration of Life will
take place at a later date to be announced.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA EAMES
Veterans from all over Canada residing at Ste. Anne’s Hospital in Ste. Anne de Bellevue
were overjoyed to receive the much appreciated gifts thanks to the generosity of so many
throughout our region who supported the Christmas Gift Drive spearheaded by the Royal
Canadian Legion’s Hudson Branch #115.
Shown above are The Legion’s John Dalgarno, Johanne Grenier and Luce Piché of the Hospital’s Volunteer Services, and Katherine Lamb of the Arts and Crafts Department.
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Grimaudo said the 3.8 per cent rise
in property taxes is primarily due to
costs related to recent necessary infrastructure upgrades that have been
long overdue, such as the new municipal garage and $9 million spent on the
town’s water treatment plant.
“You have to remember that there
was a period between 2000 and 2010
when there was a lot of construction in
St. Lazare,” said Grimaudo. “That was
the time to have invested in our infrastructure but it wasn’t being done.
We’re now paying to upgrade the infrastructure that should have been done
then.”
Masys also questioned whether
the town’s revitalization plan aimed
at rejuvenating the downtown core by
building a town square is worth the
expenditure, saying the project isn’t
needed and the cost involved will
unnecessarily increase the average
homeowners’ tax burden.
The town recently spent just over
$1 million to purchase four houses on
Poirier Street that will be demolished
to make room for the proposed town
square. “We have no money to spend
on something like this,” said Masys. “I
would have rather they scrapped this
idea than to spend money we don’t
have.”
But for Grimaudo, the purpose of
revitalizing St. Lazare’s downtown core
is essential to help the town generate
more tax revenue. “If you don’t break
eggs, you can’t make a cake or an omelet,” said Grimaudo.
“Yes, there will be money that will
need to be spent. If we don’t, people
will not come to the downtown area
to spend which will inevitably lead to
money being spent elsewhere when it
could be spent here which will generate additional tax revenue.”
Grimaudo added that the downtown revitalization proposal is still in
the preliminary stage and that a lot of
planning and consultation work is required before the town even considers
proceeding with any type of construction project and that no work is slated
for 2015.
“This proposal is far from ready to
begin,” said Grimaudo. “There’s still a
lot of work that has to be done such as
consulting with the merchants before
we can even start breaking ground.”
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We have lost our dear Freddie, father, husband,
and friend. He died peacefully, after a mercifully short illness, in Barra De Navidad, Mexico, his
and Naomi’s winter home since 1996, with his
family around. Fred was born in 1926 in Quetta,
now Pakistan, as his father was serving with the
British Army. The family came back to Canada in
1929, when his father was posted to Kingston and
Halifax.
In 1936, the family moved to Como, Quebec, and bought Riversmead, the
family home. Freddie graduated from Kings’ College in Nova Scotia in 1942,
then Royal Roads Naval Academy in Victoria, BC in 1944. He served in the
Royal Navy, on King George V battleship in the Pacific during the last year
of the war. As Lieutenant Commander, he served on several ships including
HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Haida. Retiring from the Navy in 1969 Fred
then was engaged in several post-Navy careers: Investment Analyst, Manager at Mont Rigaud Ski Hill, and Marine Surveyor until his retirement in
1985. All the while, he was an avid sailor, artist, and producer of fine maple
syrup..
In the many lovely condolences we’ve received, Freddie is described as a
true gentleman, always with a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of fun. He
was known for his razor sharp wit, his enthusiasm and clever imagination
(story telling par excellence much to the delight of his daughters), wonderful illustrations, hilarious songs for all occasions, elaborate parties, plus being the most original charade player ever.
Freddie is pre-deceased by his daughter Mary and will be greatly missed
by his wife of 63 years, Naomi (nee Ritchie), daughters: Lesley (Richard),
Helen, Shelagh (Jeff ), and grandchildren, Peter, Patrick, Jack, Fred, and
Russell, as well as his many, many friends. He was a caring Dad, husband,
and grandfather, our rock and anchor, and a true example of a fine human
being.
Memorial services will be announced in Barra and Hudson at later dates.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
All systems go for locally-based International
Startup Festival at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
“The French are standing tall and proud,” says company founder Phillipe Telio
James Parry
Your Local Journal
Despite the recent deadly attacks in
Paris on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, a kosher market and police, and while the search continues
for possibly six terrorist accomplices
in the shootings continues, Ste. Anne
de Bellevue resident Becky Croll, and
her team have no plans to cancel their
rity systems. Responsible for what they
consider to be the most valued monument in the world, they have always
been very vigilant when it comes to
security.”
Stressed Telio, “There has not been
a single cancellation. There is no sense
of fear in Paris. The French are standing tall and proud united against those
that aim to attack their free speech.
They are resolved to maintain their
way of life, even under pressure from a
“I have experienced other attacks in other cities and
what is special here is the clear sense of unity and solidarity in the face of attacks on liberty. A word held dear
to all Parisians.”
-International Startup Festival founder Phillipe Telio
Elevator World Tour in in the French
capital next Wednesday.
The event, organized by 50 Partners
and the Montreal-based International
Startup Festival (ISF) will see up to
150 aspiring startup companies from
throughout Europe - and one from
Canada - competing for prizes of up
to $100,000 while making their oneminute pitch to potential investors in
an elevator at the Eiffel Tower.
Said Croll, in an exclusive interview
with Your Local Journal, “Despite the
tragic events of the past few days, it is
all systems go with not one cancellation on the part of the 300 people who
will be participating.”
Reached in Paris where he has been
since December 26 meeting with the
local startup community comprising
investors, accelerators, startups, and
community leaders, Philippe Telio,
ISF founder told Your Local Journal,
“We met with the Eiffel Tower authorities yesterday and everything is still on
track as planned. It is already a heavily secured building and, independent
of last week’s terror attacks, the tower
is equipped with airport level secu-
few twisted minds. ”
From a personal perspective, he
said it has been quite the experience
to be in Paris over the past few days.
“It is a very large city, so attacks in one
part do not really affect other parts,”
said Telio. “Of course, there is a mood
of sadness for the families of the inno-
cent victims. But
above all the
French are united. Je suis Charlie is printed and
hung on every
street corner, in
every office, and
pretty much everywhere
you
turn.
“I have experienced
other
attacks in other
cities and what
is special here is
the clear sense of
unity and solidarPHOTO COURTESY BECKY CROLL
ity in the face of Philippe Telio met with Eiffel Tower officials January 14 to ensure that
attacks on liberty. all was clear for his Elevator Tour next Wednesday.
A word held dear
resolved to continue to live their lives
to all Parisians.”
without fear and with pride.
Asked whether Paris is now return“And while the Eiffel Tower was
ing to normal following this week’s
briefly blacked out in a sign of national
massive public demonstrations, Telio
mourning for the victims of the shootreplied, “It has to be said that Paris is
ings, it is now back to all its shining
never really a ‘normal’ city. But yes,
glory and will continue to shine well
things seem to be getting back to the
beyond us running our event next
status quo. It is far from a forgotten
week.”
memory but, again, the French are
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2015
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Patricia Wright
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Saint-Lazare - $585,000
Ideal family home located on quiet
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Lovely grounds & the property is
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plus open concept living room & dining room. Screened-in porch is full of
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Paul & Diane Laflamme
(514) 793-4514
#26135450
Saint Lazare - $685,000
Nestled on large country lot in beautiful Chanterel, 2,900 sq. ft. home of
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Paul & Diane Laflamme
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Hudson - $689,000
NEW LISTING! Elegant home in the
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Central Village, Location Location!
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17
The Mustangs maintain 8th
spot with good start in
second half
Marc C-Gaudet
[email protected]
The Mustangs started the second
half of the regular season in the Quebec Junior Hockey League by winning
their two first games. They began by
outscoring the Collège Francais, 8-6,
in Longueuil’s Jean Béliveau Coliseum
last Friday night, January 9. And Two
days later, they edged the Terrebonne
Cobras 4-3 at the Vaudreuil Arena on
Jeanotte Street. After 37 games, they
stand in 8th spot with 38 points, winning 17 times and losing four times in
overtime.
Last Sunday afternoon, the Mustangs started the game very strong. In
the first period, Emeric Hudon and
newly-acquired Gabriel Dubois propelled the Mustangs into a 2-0 lead.
In the middle frame, Alexandre
Gauthier widened that gap when he
beat netminder Steven Veilleux in the
second minute of that period. They
sailed to an easy win but the Cobras
never gave up. They tied the score in
the third stanza. Benoit Charron, Mathieu Ouellette and Alexandre Grenier
thwarted Mustangs’ puckstopper Jeffrey Turcotte. The overtime was scoreless, so both teams went into a shootout. Goalie Turcotte blocked the three
Cobras’ shooters (Ouellette, Jeremy
Plourde and Yamy Girard), while Etienne Salvail beat netminder Veilleux.
Last Friday night in Longueuil, the
Mustangs came out victorious, winning 8-6 with Emeric Hudon produced
four goals in this game.
In the first game, Hudon opened
the scoring in the seventh minute. And
PUBLIC TENDER
COLLECTION, TRANSPORT AND VALUATION OF REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT AT THE END
OF ITS USEFUL LIFE AND CONTAINING HALOCARBONS
Description:
The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges by this call for tender, seeks an environmental firm to perform
the collection, transportation and recycling of refrigeration equipment containing halocarbons
collected and stored on the territory of the MRC. The collection will be performed at various
depots, including the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Ecocenter located at 2800 Henry Ford in VaudreuilDorion, at four (4) other potential deposit points in the municipalities of Rigaud, Île-Perrot and
Saint-Zotique as well as a deposit point for a non-profit organization located in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
Customer:
MRC DE VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES
420 St-Charles Ave.
Vaudreuil-Dorion (Québec) J7V 2N1
Phone : 450 455-5753
Requirements:
Available at www.seao.ca as of January 9, 2015
Closing date, filing and opening of tenders: All bids must be received at the
MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges BEFORE 2:00 a.m. on January 26th, 2015, in a
sealed envelope to the attention of Mr. David Morin, Registrar of the MRC and
municipal court marked “Public Tender for the collection, transportation and
recycling of refrigerant devices at the end of their life and containing halocarbons”, at the following address:
MRC DE VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES
420 St-Charles Ave. Vaudreuil-Dorion (Québec) J7V 2N1
Bids will be publicly opened in the boardroom of the MRC on January 26, 2015
at 2:05 p.m.
Any bid submitted by email or fax directly to the MRC will not be accepted.
All tenders received after the MRC set time will be returned to the bidders
unopened.
Information:
For more information relating to this call for tenders, any interested person
shall notify in writing only with Mr. David Morin, or by email at [email protected]
ca or by fax at 450 455-8856.
To be considered valid, each submission must be accompanied by:
a) a bail bid issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in Quebec valid for a
period of ninety (90) days following the opening date of the bid, or a certified cheque issued
to the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges in an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the
total amount of the bid,
b) all documents as required in Section B and all completed forms of section C.
This request for quotation does not constitute an offer to contract between any of the bidders
and the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges makes no commitment
to accept either the lowest tender or any tender received and assumes no obligation or liability
to bidders relinquish by submitting a bid, any claim against the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
The decision of the council of the MRC will be made within ninety (90) days after the opening
of bids.
GIVEN in Vaudreuil-Dorion, this 9th day of January 2015.
Guy-Lin Beaudoin, General Manager
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less than two minutes before the end
of the period, M-O Groleau tied the
game. In the middle frame, the College
Francais outscored the Mustangs, 4-3
and led 5-4 after 40 minutes.
In the third period, the Mustangs
grabbed a 7-5 lead in the first minutes
of the third period. But Jonathan Filion
reduced that lead in the 17th minute.
Etienne Salvail sealed the win with an
empty-net goal.
The Mustangs resume action on
Sunday afternoon (January 18) in
hosting Lachine Maroons, and on next
Tuesday (January 20th) the Kahnawake Condors will visit them at the
Vaudreuil Arena on Jeanotte Street – a
match that was supposed to take place
January 4 but was postponed due to
problems with the ice surface at the
Vaudreuil Arena.
PHOTO COURTESY VAUDREUIL MUSTANGS
Etienne Salvail sealed the win last Sunday afternoon, January 11, with an empty-net goal.
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COMMUNITIES IN ACTION
16 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.
BEACONSFIELD
1. Christ Church, Beaurepaire
Concert Series – every third Tuesday
from January to May. Next Concert
– Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. Brass ensemble featuring Christopher
Smith. An après-concert happening
is included with admission; meet the
artists while enjoying a glass of wine.
Admission: $20, Complete Series for
$75. The concert takes place at Christ
Church, Beaurepaire, 455 Church
Street (corner Fieldfare). Information:
(514) 697-2204 or earlwilson.ca.
DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX
2. The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s most anticipated
event of the spring is back! Hosted in
partnership with Bâton Rouge Dollard des Ormeaux, the annual Bâton
Rouge gastronomy fundraiser is set
for March 23 at 6 p.m. Featuring a fourcourse gourmet dinner, open bar, exquisite cheese and chocolate tastings,
an amazing silent auction and many
more surprises, this event will tantalize the senses! Tickets are $150. To
reserve your place, call (514) 630-2081,
or purchase your tickets online at fondationlakeshore.ca.
DORVAL
3. As part of its [email protected] series,
the City of Dorval is proud to present
Ian Kelly on Thursday, January 29,
at 7:30 p.m., at the Serge Nolet Auditorium of l’École secondaire DorvalJean XXIII (1301 Dawson Avenue). Ian
Kelly will showcase his most recent
album All These Lines and will also
be performing songs from his previous albums including the Speak Your
Mind album, which was gold certified.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased
at the Dorval Library (1401 Lakeshore
Drive), the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre (1335 Lakeshore Drive),
the Surrey Aquatic and Community
Centre (1945, Parkfield Avenue), and
at the door if seats are still available.
For more information call 514 6334170.
HUDSON
4. The Hudson Film Society will
be showing the film ‘The Trip to Italy’
Monday, January 19, at 2 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. at Hudson Village Theater,
28 Wharf Road. For more information
please visit us at www.hudsonfilmsociety.ca or on Facebook or by calling
Carol at (450) 458-1855.
5. The Hudson Players Club
presents a rehearsed play reading
directed by Heather Markgraff on
Friday January 23, in St. James Church
Hall, 642 Main Road, at 7:30 p.m. for
curtain up at 8: p.m. This play takes a
lighthearted look at wedding etiquette,
both traditional and modern. So,
shake off the ‘winter blues’ and come
enjoy an evening of good entertainment and friendly company. All are
welcome. For more info call Mary Jefferies at (450) 458 4185.
NOTRE DAME DE L’ÎLE PERROT
7. The Centre Notre-Dame-deFatima will hold its second fishing
tournament January 24, from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at Centre de pêche Ronald
Lauzon et fils (Anse-au-sable). It will
be followed by dinner at the center at
5 p.m. Join the team on ice where hot
dogs, grilled cheese, hot chocolate
and coffee will be provided. A minitournament for children will be held
from noon to 2 p.m. and there will be
more than $3000 in cash and prizes
to collect. In addition to spending a
beautiful day outdoors, your participation helps support the mission of the
Centre is to provide respite-hosting
services and holiday camps for people
with hearing loss or speech and youth
with intellectual disabilities, autism
spectrum disorder (PDD / ASD) or
a multi-disability requiring support.
Reservation tickets and cabins Tickets
are on sale at the Centre Notre-Damede-Fatima and Centre de pêche Ronald Lauzon et fils. You can also book by
phone: (514) 453-7600 # 234. For more
information consult www.centrendfatima.com/tournoi-de-peche.
PINCOURT
8. CASCA Vaudreuil-Dorion and
CASCA Soulanges will be holding an
adoption day Saturday, January 17,
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.
9. On Wednesday, January 21,
2015 at 7 pm, François Desmarais,
Senior Advisor in Wealth Management, will present a free lecture on
tax planning for the year 2014-2015, at
the Omni-Centre, 375 Cardinal-Léger
Blvd. During this conference open to
all, François Desmarais will explain
how to build our financial wealth and
will provide information on year-end
tax planning. François Desmarais has
over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. To reserve
a place at this conference, please
contact the library staff at (514) 4251104, extension 6244. This lecture will
be given in French only.
POINTE CLAIRE
Centre will hold a seminar called
“Improving Your Child’s Vocabulary” on Tuesday, January 20, from 1
to 3 p.m. Learn tips on what you can
do to promote your child’s language
development and help lay the foundation for future academic success.
This seminar will be given by Jennifer
Benedik, a speech and language pathologist and held at 11 Rodney Avenue.
(Enter by the parking lot entrance on
Vincennes Ave.). All of the Women’s
Centre’s seminars are free and open
to the general public. Please call to
register. Free childcare for preschoolaged children is also available, but you
must register for this service by 3 p.m.
the day before the event. Note that you
may not bring your child with you to
the seminar room.For more information, please call 514-695-8529 or email
[email protected] 11. 2806 Pointe Claire Army Cadets meets every Saturday from 8:45
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of the
Pointe Claire Public Security Building, 399 Boulevard St. Jean Boulevard,
from September to June. Free for youth
from the ages of 12 to 18. Registration
every Saturday. Visit us at 2806cadets.
ca or call (514) 630-1321.
12. Stewart Hall Singers, a
45-voice community choir directed
by Douglas Knight, is holding auditions for Beethoven’s Mass in C, to be
performed in May’s spring concert.
Regular Monday night rehearsals will
take place in Pointe Claire. Auditions:
(514) 630-0331 or www.stewarthallsingers.ca.
STE. ANNE DE BELLEVUE
13. St. George’s Church offers
courses and programs including
DivorceCare every Tuesday starting Jan. 20 to Apr.21 from 7 to 9 p.m.
and animate:life, once a month on
Wednesdays starting Jan.14 from 7 to
9 p.m. at 23 Perrault Ave. For information about these programs please contact our office at
(514) 457-6934 or email [email protected]
church.
VAUDREUIL-DORION
14. The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion
invites citizens to discover the history of twelve historic buildings in
the territory in a new exhibition entitled ‘Si les murs pouvaient parler’
(If walls could talk). Until April 3, the
public library located at 51 Jeannotte
Street, will display the works created
by seniors in six residences of Vaudreuil-Dorion. For a video clip of this
exhibit, consult http://ow.ly/3v34PL.
The opening of “If Walls Could Talk”
will be held Saturday, January 24th at
1: 30 pm, at the library. For more information, call (450) 455-3371, option 6.
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Illustrator and Your Local Journal cartoonist
J.B. Mann will be having an exhibition of her
work in Hawkesbury, Ontario. See listing below for more details.
FURTHER AFIELD
15. It is said that a picture is worth
a thousand words and between January 24 and March 22, a million words
will be on display with 100 works of
art by illustrator and Your Local Journal cartoonist J.B. Mann.
Born in Blackpool, England, J.B.
Mann spent countless hours drawing
inspiration from the antics of the donkeys on the sand of the Promenade
in Blackpool. Thousands of miles and
many years later, Mann became an
illustrator and designer in our region
of Hudson/St. Lazare, where she has
an eccentric animal menagerie. They
served as a source of inspiration for
her depictions of wacky animals. J.B.
Mann is passionate about issues of the
day and the stupidity of the political
circus. She knows how to combine art
with relevant topical issues with her
unique sense of humor.
You’re invited to come meet the
artist at the opening of the exhibition
on Friday, January 30 at a 5 @ 8 with
musical accompaniment at Maison de
lÎle, 2 rue John, Hawkesbury, Ontario.
For more information, call (613) 6329555.
16. The popular “Interesting
Talks with Interesting People” Arbor
Gallery’s annual Speaker Series returns January 10, and continues each
Saturday night for 14 consecutive
weeks. Featuring a wide variety of subjects from Alternative Health practices,
to Adventure & Travel, to Social Issues.
A unique subject - Terrorism - will be
presented by a local resident, Derek
Evans, who negotiates with terrorists
and warlords. Programs are available
online at www.arborgallery.org and
also available by phoning (613) 678
5086.The 2015 Speaker Series at Arbor
Gallery takes place at 36 Home Avenue
in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, each Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. starting January
10th through April 11th. There is a $6/
person charge at the door and refreshments are available. Everyone is welcome.
10. The West Island Women’s
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Changing toxic relationships
Caroline
Courey
Special Contributor
At the root of
every
relationship issue is the
way we see ourselves in that relationship.
It’s
actually the last
thing that most people believe they can
change. In reality, it’s the only thing we
can change. The work involves changing your perception of the other person, and then changing the way you
react in the relationship. Changing
your perception means to recognize
how every situation is unique, and to
stop reacting in habitual ways. Once
you start doing that, everything begins
to change.
Most people avoid speaking up in
relationships out of a fear of rejection
or of making things worse. Compromising our self-worth by hiding how
we truly feel is an unconscious default
that avoids immediate conflict, but at
great cost. This is the root of toxicity.
We all know someone in a toxic relationship. The word seems harsh but
upon reflection, it may be appropriate. For example, everyone loved my
ex-husband for his big heart and generous nature. He was larger than life
in every way. The relationship turned
toxic when I saw myself hiding my true
self in order to keep the peace and be
happy. I stopped growing. It wasn’t
good for me or my children. I felt helpless and resentful. He felt the same,
for different reasons. Neither of us
were bad people but the relationship
became toxic as we couldn’t agree on
what was really going on and discuss
the roles we each played.
If any of this sounds familiar, take a
step back to look at the way you adapt
your thoughts and emotions to fit your
situation. What do you push aside because it feels too scary to accept?
It begins with awareness of our own
emotional triggers and our habitual responses. Speaking up about intimacy,
for example, is scary. Fear of hurting
the other person’s feelings, or of being
judged negatively is a huge obstacle.
It takes trust, courage and most of all
self-respect to face our fears and move
forward. This doesn’t have to mean the
end of anything. It could in fact be the
beginning of a new way of being together, one based on mutual respect.
Tension is normal, even necessary,
in every important relationship. When
we look, we see that all relationships
always change. We can’t control it,
but we can influence it. To make intelligent decisions, we must first of all
clearly understand what we’re dealing
with.
As a life coach I see people who deal
with this dilemma every day. It’s hard
to grasp the full picture of such situations when we’re too close, but you
can learn the skills you need to see beneath the surface. This will only happen in an environment that’s open,
in which there is no judgment. Then
you can address issues in ways that
empower you to express yourself honestly. It’s good for the relationship; it’s
good for you.
Caroline Courey is a personal life
coach. Learn more about life coaching
and Caroline’s service offered in person
by phone or Skype, call (450) 853-0616
or visit www.courey.com
Have fun with your New Year’s Resolutions
Stephanie O’Hanley
Special Contributor
They’re a tradition dating back to
Babylonian and Roman times. But if
you make any New Year’s resolutions
at all, chances are you’re wondering
how long you’ll keep them.
Some studies suggest sharing your
New Year’s resolutions with others
may increase your chances of keeping
them. And sticking to one small, realistic goal is a better bet than trying to
change many habits all at once.
2.
3.
4.
To help beat the odds, here are 10
easy ideas for New Year’s resolutions:
1. Exercise. If gym memberships
aren’t your style, why not work out at
home or do yoga? Or sign up for recreational classes in something you
enjoy. Go for walks in your neighbourhood (dress for the weather) or
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try something off the beaten path,
like snowshoeing. Even better, have
a friend join you on your small adventure.
Break a habit. If cutting sugar from
your coffee or tea is a goal, how
about replacing it with a healthy
sugar substitute such as stevia?
Eat healthy by buying local. Make
it a point to support your local farmer’s markets. Now’s the time to sign
up for weekly veggie pick-ups come
harvest time.
Try one new food or new recipe
each week. Bring home an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable and have fun
figuring out how to eat or prepare
it. Enjoy dishes from cuisines you’ve
never tried before.
Learn something new or share
your skills. Maybe your guitar is
gathering dust or you’ve yearned
to learn a new skill or craft. Refresh
your talent or take a course in something you love.
If you have skills
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to share, why not hold workshops
to pass along your knowledge to
others?
6. Read more. Take out books at your
local library. If you don’t have time
to read, listen to audiobooks on your
commute to work or while you run
errands.
7. Spend more quality time with
your family and friends. At least
one evening a week, resolve to get
away from screens of any kind smartphones, tablets, computers,
televisions and gaming consoles. Instead, earmark distraction-free time
to talk and listen to each other. Play
board games.
8. De-clutter. Clear out anything you
don’t use or need. Give items in
good condition to charity.
9. Spruce up your home. Small changes such as new placemats or coasters or a fresh coat of paint can lift
your spirits.
10. Give back. Volunteer in your community. If you have no idea where
to start, call the L’Actuel Volunteer
Centre at (450) 455-3331. Another
way of helping people out is to perform random acts of kindness. For
instance, quietly pay for someone’s
bus fare or coffee. If you’re looking
for ideas, Canadian freelance writer and author Lisa Bendall offers
plenty of inspiration on her 50 Good
Deeds blog.
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
Did you know that women represent 72 per cent of Canadians living
with Alzheimer’s disease? Perhaps you
know one of these women. They could
be your mother, wife, sister, grandmother, or one of your friends.
In Quebec, we estimate that close
to 68 per cent of people living with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
The Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies (FQSA), its members, the
20 Alzheimer Societies of Quebec,
together with the Alzheimer Society
of Canada, are kicking off Alzheimer
Awareness Month with a nationwide
campaign called ‘The 72%.’ The campaign aims to inform women in their
40s and older about the warning signs
of Alzheimer’s disease and how the
FQSA and its 20 Alzheimer Societies
located across Quebec can help.
Why women?
Women live longer than men and
age is a significant risk factor. That’s
why there are more women living with
Alzheimer’s disease than men.
Yet, the impact on women is twofold. Women play an important role
as caregivers, which takes a tremendous toll on these women who eventually provide round-the-clock care. The
burden is especially high for women
raising families and working.
“With this campaign, we approach,
for the first time, Alzheimer’s disease
from a woman’s perspective,” says
Diane Roch, Executive director at the
FQSA. Women lead busy, hectic lives,
often paying the price with their own
health and wellbeing. “We’re asking women to invest time in obtaining information and understanding
the warning signs. Whether they are
concerned about getting Alzheimer’s,
have just been diagnosed, or are a
caregiver, we want women to reach
out to their local Alzheimer Society.
Twenty Alzheimer Societies located
across Quebec are there to support
them throughout the disease. It’s crucial to ask for help.”
Exceptional women
Some exceptional women have
joined the campaign and show their
support by sharing their story. Exceptional women who feel concerned
and who agreed to be the face of the
campaign by joining their voice to the
Alzheimer cause: Ingrid St-Pierre,
author, composer, singer and spokesperson for the Federation of Quebec
Alzheimer Societies; Nicole Dumais,
spouse of Jacques Languirand, writer,
actor, director and host of radio show
“Par 4 chemins”; Louise Penny, novelist, caregiver to her husband recently
diagnosed, and Karen Young, author,
composer and singer who is dedicating a mass “Missa Campanula” to her
mother who passed away of Alzheimer’s disease. The mass will be celebrated on January 18 at the church of La
Visitation and February 1 at NotreDame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.
Take a moment to know the signs
Warning signs are often misunderstood or ignored. In absence of a cure,
early diagnosis allows for treatment
and support so people can live as well
as possible and start planning for their
future needs.
“Women traditionally monitor the
health and well-being of their families.
So, it’s even more important they understand this disease to be able to rec-
ognize changes in those they care for,”
adds Diane Roch.
The FQSA invites all Quebecers to
know more about the campaign and
the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s
disease by visiting www.alzheimerquebec.ca/the72percent.
Several
changes occur for people living with
Alzheimer’s disease and it does not
only concern their memory, but also
a change in their personality, their
mood, disorientation in time and
space, a loss of initiative and difficulties performing familiar tasks. Visitors
will also be able to download other
helpful information.
Alzheimer’s disease facts
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is not part of
normal aging and represents the leading form of cognitive impairment. It is
progressive and, eventually, fatal.
Today, 125,000 Quebecers and
747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer or related dementia. In less
than 20 years, these numbers are ex-
pected to double. For every person
diagnosed, many more are directly affected, mainly as caregivers. The risk of dementia doubles every
five years after age 65. Accumulating
evidence shows the disease can lie
dormant in the brain up to 25 years before symptoms appear. Age is the main risk factor but other
risks factors are very well known including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking
About your regional chapter
The Alzheimer Society Suroît offers
support and free services to people
affected by Alzheimer’s disease and
other dementias, as well as to their
caregivers, such as a discreet licensing service, information, individual or
family consultations, support groups,
respite services at their day centers,
awareness activities and training. For
information, please contact your Alzheimer Society in the Suroît region at
1-877-773-0303 or visit their website
www.alzheimersuroit.com
7 Ways
to improve your memory,
focus and reduce
mental decline.
Download free booklet
www.poweryourbrainnow.com
www.alzheimer.ca/the72percent
1-877-773-0303
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BANKRUPTCY
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SERVICES
COMPUTER
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Local
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We buy and sell
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ANTIQUES
ABRACADABRA
turn your hidden
treasures into ready
cash. International
buyer wants to purchase your antiques,
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stamps, records.
514-501-9072.
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
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1994. First Consultation Free. Available
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a new service:
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for free estimate:
514-972-8237. Pet
and House sitting
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Sylvie
Farmer
wishes all her clients Best Wishes
for the New Year.
BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY
COLLECTIBLES
WANTED
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SELF-MOTIVATED ENTREPRENEURS
- Build an income
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Free online training. Visit www.dianepartenza.com
to see if this is a fit
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CAT CARE
You are going
on
vacation
and you need a
trusted person
to take care of
your cats? Nataly
Labelle is available
for Hudson,St-Lazare
area. Call 514-6058237.
ACCOUNTANTS
Tel : 450-458-0406,
FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
Dry
firewood.
EXCAVATION
Mini-Excavation
of any kind (10
years
experiGradence).
ing, French drains,
spreading of top soil
and stone, driveways
etc. ... RBQ and insurance. Ben 514-8385922.
FARM FOR
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St.
Eugene,
Ontario,
76
acres
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land, Plus 2 severed lots approximately 7 acres
each of cleared
land. Please call
613 674 2628.
Stacking and kindling available. Very
reasonable.
Dan:
514.291.1068
Jeffrey Quenneville
Financial Advisor
2870 Route Harwood, St-Lazare
450.202.0999
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
YOUR LOCAL JOURNAL
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, 514-2344323 or email [email protected]
net. 2760A Cote
St-Charles, St-Lazare (next to Mon
Village)
FINANCIAL SERVICES
KARAVOLAS BOILY, CPA INC.
Taxes and Accounting
438 Main Road, Hudson
22
A
PC/Laptop repair,
sales and services.
Custom
system
builds. Software/
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Data
recovery,
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Very competitive
rates.
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[email protected]
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FITNESS & INJURIES
Greg Lothian, B.Sc.,CAT(C), CSCS
Professional strength coach & Low back/
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FOR SALE
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Bankruptcy
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Interior window shutters
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and hinges.
MDF
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9 at 21-23” wide
by 64” high.
3 at 27-28” wide
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$20 each or $200
for the lot. Call
(514) 346-3234.
with your own bandmill - cut lumber any
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MAG
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Baron
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season. $400. 514705-8760
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FOR SALE
HOUSE FOR
RENT
STEEL BUILDI N G S / M E TA L
BUILDINGS
Hudson-Furnished, Brick
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Call 1-800-457-2206.
www.
crownsteelbuildings.
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room. 2 Bath. Medium to long term.
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Telephone & Cable-Extra. Call 450763-2232.
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HELP WANTED
Looking for a
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Must have experience. 20hrs per
week. Please call
450-458-0098 ask
for Scott or Chiara
HOUSE
CLEANING
Cleaning
available.
lady
Excellent references.
Call Sharon:
450-424-6593.
Experienced
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lady
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Excellent references.
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NOTARIES
Jean-Pierre Boyer
L.L., L., D.D.N.
1576 C Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-2323
OPTICIANS
Lunetterie Vista
1867 E Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-4500
ORTHODONTISTS
Dr. Amy Archambault
Dr. Paul Morton
set,
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PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
drs. Martina Kleine-Beck
Psychologist
514.265.1386
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PSYCHOSOCIAL SERVICES
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Marianne Birch BSW, MSW,
OTSTCFQ Member
Anxiety Issues, Self-Esteem, Substance
Abuse & Behavioral Concerns
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Your Local Specialists in Orthodontics
IMMIGRATION
Brazolot Migration Group
35 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC
(450) 458-2186
[email protected]
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3206, boul. de la Gare, Suite 160
Vaudreuil-Dorion (450)218-1892
PHARMACIES
Marilou Leduc
Affiliated BRUNET
1771 Ste. Angelique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 424-9289
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Sandy Farrell, Davis Facilitator
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD & Learning
disabilities can be corrected.
www.dyslexiacorrection.ca
(450) 458-4777
MUSIC
LESSONS
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOPS
ROOM FOR
RENT
SERVICES
SERVICES
SERVICES
SERVICES
TAG SALE
Music lessons -
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Bright
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PA I N T I N G PLASTERWALLPAPER .
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Take a break.
D i n n e r ’s
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Piano, and singing
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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
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office spaces. Call
514-677-7696
Learn,
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while you master the tricks and
tools to bring
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PIANO
LESSONS
Jacques Harvey
Piano School. Experienced, qualified
teacher offers piano
lessons to beginners
or advanced students. Children and
adults are welcome.
Call 450-455-1544.
Located in Ile-Perrot
private home. All
utilities
included.
Serious person only.
$375 / month. Call
514-902-0182.
RUST
PROOFING
Professional
Rustproofing. Marty Auto
Body. 84 Bellevue,
Hudson, 450-4581148.
SERVICES
C A R P E T
CLEANING also
sofas, mattresses,
interior of vehicles, and other.
613-675-2428
work done Saturday & Sunday
only.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
LET HANS AND
MICHAEL DO IT.
40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. CALL:514262-3329 or 514549-1330.
Brunet Renovation for all
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general
repairs. Renovation big or small
,drywall paint,
Bathroom ,basement years of
experience. Call
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plaster,
windows,
doors, floors, stairs,
ceramic tiling, painting.
Basements,
kitchens, bathrooms.
Experienced work.
Jonathan: 514-4029223. RBQ 56882244-01.
senior discount.
Call John the
Handyman- 514623-5786
Computer, Pets, Odd Jobs. Friendly
Hudson Nerd available for computer repairs,
help with pets, shopping & jobs around the
house. Call Robin 514-234-3780
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
soup & salad and
MADAME
PAINPAIN’S bread &
dessert delivered
every Saturday afternoon right to
your door in Hudson. For a look at
our weekly and
seasonal
menu
that is mostly local, often organic
and totally tasty,
email
[email protected]
gmail.com or call
(613 480 6550) for
more information.
Vacuum 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
TUTORING
French Tutor, experienced retired
teacher. Available
for high school, cegep, & adult students. Hudson/SaintLazare area only. For
info: 450-458-7458.
10:00am to 4:00pm,
461 Wellesley St.,
Hudson, QC
The home contents
must all be sold
(house is sold). Includes: Knabe & Co.
mahogany
grand
piano,
Brunswick
Celebrity pool table
and accessories, interesting art, antique
furniture including
a fantastic dining
room table and 6
chairs,
sideboard
and china cabinet,
folding games’ table,
1860’s oak carved
bench with shelf,
numerous
other
pieces, crystal, china,
carpets, golf and
fishing equipment,
bamboo sitting set,
4 retro green chairs,
sound system, new
Samsung
screen,
Miele bicycle, cameras, books, antique
and new tools, and
the usual house contents. First come, first
served basis. Numbers will be available.
Details and pictures
go to pridhams.ca or
call 1-877-533-5877.
Pridham’s
(from
Vankleek Hill) serves
the province of QC
& ONT.
Downsizing Experts
– Professional Auctioneer – Appraisal
Services
WE BUY GOLD
We buy gold
jewelry. Receive
cash
within
hours. Confidential, local and trustworthy.
HIGHEST
PRICES PAID. Inquire
about hosting a
gold party! Call 450458-5150 or 514463-7537 or email:
[email protected]
Services financed by
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ATTORNEY
COMPUTERS
FRAMING
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
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KITCHEN DESIGN
MANAGEMENT SERVICES
MOVING
DÉMÉNAGEMENT
P. ENOS MOVING
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
PACKING & STORAGE
ONE ITEM OR WHOLE HOUSE
LICENSED & INSURED
RENOVATIONS
Pierre Enos
Tel: 450.458.4857
Cell: 514.386.1278
PHOTOGRAPHY
NOTARY
OPTICIAN
Mtre. Kim Isings
B.Sc., P. Eng, B.C.L., L.L.B., D.D.N.
NOTARY – NOTAIRE
CONSEILLÈRE JURIDIQUE –
LEGAL COUNSEL
Spécialist(e): Successions
61 Cameron, Bureau 220
Hudson QC J0P 1H0
Tel : 450-458-0007 Fax : 450-458-0168
[email protected]
REAL ESTATE
RENOVATIONS
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ROOFING
TREE SERVICE
VENTILATION
WHEEL APP
WHERE’S YOUR CARD? (450) 510-4007
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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
AUTOS FOR SALE
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
Mazda Protégé
5, 2003, 5 doors,
manual
transmission, A/C, 171,000
km. Runs well. Asking $1,675. Call 450458-0581 (evenings),
438-822-6875 (cell)
2007
Pontiac Matrix XR ToyoTorrent. 5 Doors, ta 2007, 165,000
grey, 59,000 km. New
battery, block heater,
winter and summer
tires. $11,500 - negotiable. Call Erika: 450451-6157
1996
Camry,
km, good condition,
well maintained, includes winter and allseason tires. $5,250.
Call Mike:
450-458-8019
1999
Lumina
Toyota LS – 103,000km.
190,000
km. 4 door sedan,
fully loaded, new
disc brakes & exhaust. Extra clean.
Asking $1,225. Call
514-652-7020
Original Owner-Non
Smoker.A/C,
ABS,
Cruise Control &
Towing Hitch. 4 new
Winter Tires on Rims.
Excellent Condition –
$ 1,500. Call Frank at
450-458-8699.
Mazda3 2006, 4 door, manual, sunroof,
fully loaded with AC 159, 000km. Includes
4 winter tires used 1 season. Asking $ 3400.
Also selling 4 summer tires with mags asking
$450. Call or text 514-690-5463.
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Kia
Sportage Mazda 3 for sale,
LX 2009 with 2006, charcoal-black,
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4-door, 5-speed AC,
159,000 km, $3495.
(514) 941-5320
Acura
CSX,
2008, lady owner,
5 speed standard
transmission, 169600
km. Taupe on black
leather, Sun roof, AC,
Includes additional
snow tires on rims
ready to install
Upgrades in August
2014 include: New
battery,
Complete
rear brakes and rotor. Front brakes serviced, Front lower
control arms replaced, wheel alignment. No accidents.
Excellent condition.
$7,000.
514-9413409 / 450-458-4778
AUTOS FOR SALE
2003 Kia Rio,
Automatic,
Green, new all
season tires, very
clean, 121000kms,
$2,500
2003 Kia Rio, Standard, Silver, very
clean, 172000kms,
$2,200
both 4door. 514773-0394
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
Mazda 3 Sport
2007. Std. 97000
km. 4 door. Black.
Excellent condition.
$6,200. Phone or text
438-496-1299.
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE OVER
MY LEASE… 2012 Honda Civic, burgundy
Sedan, automatic, FWD. Great condition.
$284.86 per month. 40,000 kilometers. Lease
ends June 6th 2017. Superbly maintained!
Please contact : Marco Gonzalez Cell: 514919-3753 Work: 450-458-4247
CARS FOR SCRAP
$ Buy cars for scrap. Running or
not. 24/7. www.scrapvehicule.com
Call 514-951-4203
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PHOTO COURTESY SHARON WEINER
Sharon Weiner (left) from St. Lazare (Hudson Dance Center) vacationing at the Grand Bahia Principe Ambar in Punta Cana with two of her dancers and friends, Laurence Major
(centre) and Katrina Legault, both from Hudson. After knowing each other for 16 years
through the studio- and becoming like ‘family’ we finally made a dream come true with a
real vacation together, just the three of us!
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102 Frère André Daoust, Rigaud
1817 Des Mimosas, St-Lazare
A TRUE TURN KEY- Nothing left to do, all has
been well thought to enjoy inside and out. Finished BMT, double garage. This home is fully
equipped, must see!
TURNKEY BUNGALOW - 3+1BDR, 2 BTH. stylishly remodeled with an expansion of 480 sf +
new roof. Walking distance to stores, pharmacies, parks.
Centris #23472514
Centris #26086364
$275,000
$294,500
2790 Du Cristal, St-Lazare
2320 Des Sables, St-Lazare
NO REAR NEIGHBOR – Large bungalow 3 BDR,
2 BTH, double size garage, oversize lot.Walking
distance to parks, schools, easy access to hway.
Centris #15371933
$329,900
NATURE LOVERS - Bungalow in great neighborhood backing on large forest, with access to trails
& walking to park. 3BDR , finished BMT: + 2 rooms,
family room, BTH and access to large garage.
Centris #24292332
$349,900
1173 Champêtre, St-Lazare
235 Rivelaine, N.D.I.P.
FULLY FINISHED A-Z - Terrific living space, 3+2
BDR, 2+1 BTH, double garage, fenced yard, pool,
large patio and shed. Excellent value!
NO REAR NEIGHBOR – Large home offering 5
BDR on upper level! Southern exposure fenced in
lot with in-ground heated pool. Many possibilities!
Centris #17391191
Centris #24732154
$374,900
275 De La Mairie, Rigaud
ONE OF A KIND - 200,000 sf recently landscaped, backing onto Mountain Ranches.
3 BDR, 2 BTH garage + loft.
Centris # 16860381
$574,900
1658 Blueberry Forest, St-Lazare
FARMETTE – The greatest equestrian street
of St-Lazare! 3+1 BDR, 2+1 BTH. Very well
kept & lots of updates, warm & inviting!
Centris #28380466
$439,900
1041 du Metayer, St-Lazare
HORSE FARM - Bi-generation bungalow, 82,519
sq. ft., lot, barn 6 paddocks, 6 shelters, riding ring
105’X 70’ rare find. Trail network entry, motivated
vendor!
Centris #9837789
$637,500
$409,000
2336 Pl. Du Gala, St-Lazare
CHANTEREL – Prime location, Gourmet kitchen granite,
mudroom, sep. main floor laundry. Nicely landscaped, 5
BDR, 3.5 BTH. All 3 levels tastefully finished, wood strip
flooring/ ceramic.Must be on your list!
Centris #15815208
$649,000
2861 Alstonvale, Vaudreuil-Dorion
EQUESTRIAN ESTATE- Over 2,150,000 sf lot
agricultural/ equestrian zoning. Bi-generational, garage, barn, wooden lot and trails.
Centris #10139812
$850,000
232 Beech, Rigaud
ESTATE 7.75 ARPENTS – With 2 separate home,
wooded & landscaped land in prestigious Mountain Ranches.
www.domainedelamontagne.com
Centris #9861118
$1,000,000
EXIT Performa is currently seeking
Devoted, Enthusiastic, Professional Brokers to be part
of our experienced and dynamic Team.
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