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Police protection costing
a lot of green…
Smiling
Irish eyes
PHOTO BY SHEILA BOARDMAN
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S T O R Y
Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC protesting
policing costs
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
criminal activities, Unité permanente
anticorruption (UPAC), as well as
special event and crises management
warranting SQ services.
“The problem is the Quebec Government discovered that not all the
municipalities in the province have
the means to pay 53 per cent of the
cost.” Beaudoin said that instead of
implementing a per capita payment
system, the amount charged was determined by the tax assessment. The
Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC, having a
comparatively higher assessment than
a number of the other provincial MRCs
has been saddled with a greater proportion of the policing price-tag.
“We’re supposed to pay for the service we use,” echoed St. Lazare Mayor
Robert Grimaudo. “What we’re doing
now is we’re paying more. We’re paying over and above the service that
we’re using.”
“The government is only reimbursing us the difference between the 111.1
per cent and 80 per cent, or $6.8 million. For $28 million, we can build a lot
of things,” said Beaudoin. “It’s a question of justice and equity.”
He said the MRC would be amenable to the government awarding grants
Following a motion adopted at
the February 25 meeting of the mayors of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC,
this month is seeing the 23 member
towns passing a motion at their respective municipal council meetings
in support of the MRC to pressure the
provincial government to reimburse
funds reportedly overpaid for Sûreté
du Québec (SQ) policing services for
the last five years, an amount the MRC
has calculated to be $28.5 million.
“According to the laws that govern
us, we can only speak by motion or
by-law,” said MRC-VS (Municipalité
régionale de comté Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Executive Director and Secretary Treasurer Guy-Lin Beaudoin. “So
YLJ FILE PHOTO/CARMEN MARIE FABIO
we’re sending a message to the govAll 23 towns in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC are passing a motion in supporting of recuperating
ernment by a motion and we’re hopmoney reportedly overpaid for the region’s policing services from the Sûreté du Québec.
ing they will hear our concerns.”
When it was decided in 2002 by the
payment assessment should be calcuother MRCs have stayed the same or
Ministry of Public Security that offlated against income tax and not mudecreased,” said Grimaudo. “We’re
island municipalities would use policnicipal tax evaluation, the latter resultbasically paying for (policing for) the
ing services of the Sûreté du Québec
ing in what he described as quadruple
smaller MRCs. We’ve been overpay(SQ), the agreement was for towns to
taxation.
ing and want them to stop charging so
absorb 53 per cent of the operating
“All over Quebec, we have the same
much and return the money that we’ve
costs. The MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges
level of policoverpaid,” said Grimaudo, describis currently paying
ing. Except we
ing the disproportionate payment as a
111.10 per cent of
(in
Vaudreuillack of adjustment over growth.
the region’s polic“We have a very low crime rate. For an area that has no
Soulanges)
are
Vaudreuil MNA Marie-Claude
ing costs.
paying more and
Nichols and Soulanges MNA Lucie
“We have a
issues, we’re paying a lot.”
more. If we want
Charlebois met with Beaudoin, and
very low crime
-MRC-VS Executive Director and Secretary Treasurer
to maintain a naAssistant General Managers Mylène
rate,” said BeauGuy-Lin Beaudoin
tional level of poBlais and Raymond Malo March 16 to
doin. “For an area
licing, education,
discuss the issue.
that has no issues,
or
healthcare,
“We exchanged our view on the
we’re paying a lot.”
transfer payments need to be done at
subject (of policing costs),” Charlebois
“It was not our choice (to sign this
to less affluent areas of the province
the national level, not at the local level.
told Your Local Journal, “and we are
agreement),” said Vaudreuil-Dorion
in order to ensure all regions have the
This is totally unfair for our populagoing to organize a meeting for the
Mayor Guy Pilon. “It was the choice
same quality policing. The Bonavention,” said Beaudoin, describing how
residents of the MRC with the Public
of the Minstry who didn’t want any
ture MRC located in New Carlisle
residents pay income and property
Security Deputy Ministers.” The meetmunicipal police between the Ontario
shoulders only 18.69 per cent of its potaxes for their own services, plus an
ing is scheduled for the end of May,
border and the Island of Montreal.”
licing costs.
addition property tax for residents not
pending availability.
Besides local policing, the SQ ser“Usually, the transfer payment is
living in the very municipalities genervices include protection of Premier
done at the provincial level, not on five
ating the tax dollars.
Philippe Couillard, all the ministers,
MRCs,” said Beaudoin, indicating the
“Our costs keep increasing while
Continued on page 11
national enquiries into organized
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Safety net
A group of concerned Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents is to be commended
for stepping up and pitching in when
cracks in our tenuous healthcare system
become large enough to allow some users to fall through them, wheelchair and
all (see story on page 11).
Whatever break-down in communications that led to the adapted transportation services of a handicapped man
undergoing dialysis for kidney failure
is entirely secondary to the fact that our
social system failed him and only by the
immediate grace of helpful strangers is
his necessary lifesaving medical treatment continuing.
We’re going through unprecedented fiscal manipulations that, through
a trickle-down effect from the federal
and provincial governments, are making their inevitable way down to us –
the taxpayer – yet again. What’s especially disturbing in the case of Richard
Lemieux is that we’re all still paying for
something that appears to be no longer
happening.
We shouldn’t have to rely on the kindness of complete strangers to provide a
social safety net for something we’re already collectively paying into. Red-tape,
legal haranguing, and bureaucratic misunderstandings should never take priority over human health and dignity.
It’s downright frightening to consider
that in this case, social media has demonstrated infinitely more speed, heart,
and common sense than our social system.
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Dear Editor: [email protected]
Dear Editor,
It was kind of Your Local Journal to recently
feature an article on SPCA West Island (March 5,
2015). I am sure that the article helped the organization raise much needed funds. However, I
am really disappointed to find advertisements in
the paper for both a hunting/fishing business and
for a pet shop which sells live animals.
It quite boggled my mind that Your Local Journal encouraged its readers to view a video of a ‘reunion,’ following the return of a Blue Chihuahua
stolen from the pet store advertiser (March 12.
2015). How is this supposed to be heart-warming? The poor dog was bred and is being sold as
a commodity, for profit. It is common knowledge
that breeders of such dogs contribute to a huge
amount of suffering. A life purposely bred equals
a life unnecessarily ended for an existing ‘homeless’ animal. In addition, most pedigree dogs suffer health problems due to genetic interference.
The Blue Chihuahua breed is relatively lucky,
compared to other pedigreed dogs, but they are
still prone to patellar luxation; tracheal collapse;
serious coat problems; keratoconjunctivitis sicca;
excessive snoring and a host of other potential
problems that are inherent to all toy breeds.
I see that you are advertising for a new sales
representative. Hopefully, they will be able to
generate enough new business that you can pick
and choose your clients.
Sincerely,
Hilary Dempsey
Hudson
Dear Editor,
I read with great interest the article in the
March 12, 2015 Your Local Journal about the 76
per cent pay increase for St. Lazare councillors.
Two statements with regard to property taxes in
particular stood out. In the first, Mayor Grimaudo
attributes tax increases to higher property valuations and notes that “...the mill rate has essentially
remained stable in the last eight years aside from
minor fluctuations that occur annually.”
Of course since I receive my property taxes annually, I presume it would be difficult for there to
be more frequent fluctuations in mill rates. Secondly, to demonstrate the stability of these rates
he notes that “...The mill rate...was $0.64 in 2007.
The current mill rate is $0.67.”
Continued on page 6
Vaudreuil-Dorion to investigate snow
removal complaints
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion will
look into complaints about recent
snow clearing operations that resulted
in an entrance way being blocked with
a two- to three-foot mountain of snow
and ice after a front-end loader apparently piled it onto the front lawn of a
private residential property located on
Rue des Muscaris in District 3.
The issued was raised during the
Monday evening question period on
March 16 after a resident told ProMayor and District 6 Councillor Gabriel Parent and council members about
the incident. A portion of the front
lawn bordering the road and two signage markers from a private snow removal company were also apparently
damaged.
The resident claimed it took three
repeated attempts to contact the city’s
public works department before a city
work crew was sent to remove the ice
and snow from the entrance way.
The resident also asked why the
city doesn’t cart away large pieces
of ice that are filled with road salt,
abrasives and other pollutants using
dump trucks instead of piling it into
mountains onto lawns. She added that
the large piles of ice are usually only
dumped onto a couple of properties
that line the street.
Another resident living on Rue des
Dahlias in District 3 had a similar complaint, saying that large blocks of ice
accumulated from clearing the entire
street are also only piled onto a couple
of front lawns.
He said that the city should at least
consider hauling away the ice, but with
the eventual arrival of spring, added it
seemed to be a waste of money to remove the ice so late in the winter season. He suggested it would be better
to leave it on the street since it doesn’t
impede traffic flow and it will eventually melt with the arrival of warmer
temperatures.
The city’s Director General Martin
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Vaudreuil-Dorion Director General Martin Houde said the city would look into snow removal procedures after receiving two complaints from
residents during the evening council session on Monday, March 16.
Houde said the city would contact its
public works director to look into why
it took three calls before the problem
was finally resolved. Parent said that
the city will also look into the procedures used by private snow removal
contractors to ensure they follow the
correct protocol regarding snow and
ice clearing operations.
Parent was presiding as pro-mayor
during the council session because
Mayor Guy Pilon, District 5 Councillor
Rénald Gabriele, and Michel Vallée,
Director of Culture and the Arts, are
presently in Bilbao, Spain, attending
the first United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) conference to pres-
ent a brief to international delegates
regarding the successful implementa-
tion of the city’s Je Suis cultural program.
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Letters
Continued from page 4
Irish by
association
There’s nary a drop of Irish blood in my mixed South American/Eastern European heritage but having grown up just down
the street from a large Irish family, with its patriarch taking on
the role of my godfather, I have always considered myself part
Irish, if only by association.
Born and raised in Dublin, Tom, son of a veterinarian, and
Maggie, his young bride, immigrated to Canada and raised
four daughters and son in a tiny suburban bungalow. Tom’s accent was so thick that to this day, I don’t recall understanding
much of what he said but I liked to sit on their front steps with
the family on warm summer evenings listening to them spar.
He referred to my mother as “Mrs. Woman” and on the odd
occasion when my mom would bring me to Sunday Mass, it
was usually in the back seat of Tom and Maggie’s Oldsmobile
Cutlass where Tom would inevitably comment, “Don’t worry
Maggie, if we get stuck, we’ve got Mrs. Woman for traction,”
and somehow, he’d get away with it.
I never became a devout Catholic despite all the churchgoing influences of my childhood but I have fond memories
of Maggie bringing me delicate dried palm fronds intricately
woven into beautiful patterns every year around Easter. When
Tom and Maggie’s front steps were once struck by lightning,
the front door suffered serious damage but the picture of the
pope hanging in the hallway was miraculously unscathed,
which undoubtedly was proof of something.
After having four girls in a row, Tom was over the moon
when their fifth child was a boy who, of course, was christened
Tommy Jr. My father often told how he was called over to celebrate Tommy Jr.’s birth and was treated to a beer-stein (or
more) of straight Irish Mist.
Tom proudly proclaimed that he could now show his daughters the difference between a Protestant and a Catholic and if
anyone reading can explain to me what he meant, I’d greatly
appreciate it.
As a child, Tommy Jr. was a notoriously picky eater and my
dad would occasionally try and trick him into trying something
new. “C’mon, it’s an Irish grape,” he’d say, holding out a bowl of
green olives but Tommy invariably wasn’t buying.
Maggie was a soft-spoken redhead and I can remember sitting in her blue kitchen (blue gauzy curtains, blue walls, blue
linoleum), shyly eating cheese sandwiches on white bread, a
kitchen that, throughout my entire childhood, always smelled
of roasted turkey and Pine Sol. You could stand a spoon upright in one of her cups of tea, it was that strong. The only time I
saw Maggie lose her temper was when Tommy Jr. blasphemed
by muttering, “Jeeeeee-sus!” at something that had irked him.
I’ve held on to very few childhood mementos but to this day,
in a small box, I keep a golden Celtic cross pendant engraved
with my initials and birth date. It’s a reminder that some of
the best childhood memories are borne of the most unlikely
places, of muddy tea, cheese sandwiches, and the memory of
an Irish brogue that, though still unintelligible, brings a smile
to my face.
Revisited. This column was originally printed March 14, 2013
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Interestingly, the valuation of my
house has not changed over the past
3 years (although apparently it will
next year). During that period the mill
rate has risen from $0.6053 in 2013 to
$0.6356 in 2014 to $0.6716 in 2015. An
almost 11% increase in 3 years, and a
5.7% increase this year alone. Could
these really be called stable mill rates?
Overall my property taxes increased
by more than 5% in 2015, during a period in which inflation is expected to
drop below 2% and in which the valuation of my property has remained
constant. Given Mayor Grimaudo’s
belief that things won’t change any
time soon, and the expected increase
in my property valuation next year, I
will soon need a 76% increase in my
pension. Does anyone know how I go
about getting it?
William Sims
Saint-Lazare
Dear Editor,
Who should we fear - PMAD or
EAB?
Following two relevant reports in
Your Local Journal about bogs, wetlands and green spaces across Hudson’s territory, confusion still arises
when it comes to municipalities trying
to make believe that the PMAD is on
the fast track!
1 - PMAD is beneficial in the long term
= 30 actions: directions-objectivescriteria:
The Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan- PMAD is aimed at
determining the type of devel-opment favoured by Greater Montreal
residents, that includes us, now. It
is a solution for revenue growth and
better living.
2 - It’s good for zoning, wetlands and
parks. The PMAD orientations include sustainable living envi-ronments, including surface area of
cultivated land; flooding risks common to various MRCs; Land-slide
risks common to two or more MRCs;
Identification and protection of riverbanks, shoreline and flood plains;
Identification and conservation of
wetlands; Protection of landscapes
of metropolitan importance, etc.
3 - Other Metropolitan plans include
tree policies and budgets: Sustainable orientation works best with
the presence of trees. They are the
most superb, natural, filtering, and
pumping system ever to exist at a
reasonable cost. No manmade mechanical machine can dig such root
systems to control erosion, offer air
exchange and maintain bioactivity, develop foliage to fix manmade
pollutants, re-duce heat zones, and
contribute to breathtaking landscapes. American Ash or White Ash
(Fraxinus Americana, ssp.) love
growing in rich, well-structured
moist soils such as in the VaudreuilDorion and Hudson areas. Population of this species is close to 50% of
the tree community composing this
land. Unfortunately most species of
ash are hosting a very large amounts
of EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) devastating hundreds of thousands of
trees. This catastrophe is major.
Environmentally friendly approaches must be the immediate concern of
elected officials. Their role could, and
should, implement procedures taking the orientations of the PMAD into
account and im-plement this plan to
every new project, be it residential,
institutional, commercial, industrial,
recrea-tional, cultural, mobility and
health-oriented. This interrelates
and protects specific environments.
Planned security perimeters should
exist for trees and essential wildlife before, and while, building.
All land should have a minimum
of medium and tall tree specimens
every 30 feet. Should projected new
constructions be on bare land, a percentage per cost per square meter contingency could be a financial buffer
to ensure developers follow through
with significant tree plantings, and
not just Ken-tucky blue grass. For each
40 households, small park or squares
should be included for residents to
gather and maybe get community gardening for local community agriculture.
The PMAD should be explained
clearly for all its positive recommendations. The Town of Hudson should
hold public information sessions and
avoid scaring its community.
Elaine Ethier
Hudson
Continued on page 8
With a goal of providing serenity, warmth, comfort and
relief, free of charge, our team of doctors, staff and
volunteers work together, to offer each patient the
opportunity to live their life to the end.
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Lucie Charlebois, provincial MNA for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Minister for Rehabilitation,
Youth Protection and Public Health (left); Mayor Robert Grimaudo; and Francine St-Denis,
President of the Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs; participate in a sod turning ceremony for
the construction of a new French elementary school in St. Lazare on Monday, March 16.
In addition to the medical care provided by the VaudreuilSoulanges Palliative Care Residence, many free professional
services are available to patients and their families. This
being the 10th anniversary of the Foundation, we’d like to
highlight their valuable assistance and thank them from the
bottom of our hearts.
New French elementary
school under construction
in St. Lazare
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
Provincial, municipal and school
board officials turned the sod to officially launch the construction of a new
French elementary school in St. Lazare
on Monday, March 16.
Lucie Charlebois, provincial MNA
for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Minister
for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection
and Public Health; Francine St-Denis,
President of the Commission scolaire
des Trois-Lacs; and Mayor Robert Grimaudo participated in the sod turning
ceremony following a press conference
to announce details of the new school.
The two-storey facility will have 21
classrooms, accommodate 500 students, and cost just over $11.2 million dollars to build. The government
will fund $10.2 million of the total cost
through provincial subsidies as part of
its 10-year infrastructure plan to allocate more spaces and schools throughout the province for general education.
The school will be completed by August 2016.
Charlebois, who attended the event
on behalf of François Blais, Minister
of Education, Higher Education and
Research and Minister responsible for
Recreation and Sport, said the primary
school is a much needed addition to
the region which lacks adequate classroom space to house all its students.
“There are a lot of St. Lazare children that have to go outside the town
to school because there are not enough
facilities to accommodate them,” Charlebois told Your Local Journal after the
sod turning ceremony.
She said the new school is vital for
the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region which
has experienced rapid population
growth in the last 10 years. The region’s
population is currently about 140,000
people.
Continued on page 8
Welcome
Drew Christopher!
COUNSELLING – Free counselling services
are offered to cancer patients and their
families, by the Psychologues du Suroît.
Relationship Therapy – Comfort Care Groups, a free service, in
collaboration with Mrs. Louise Racine and her team, is offered to the
citizens of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. These sessions allow participants
to discuss situations they’re living (ex. caregiving, grieving, serious
illness, etc.) and are accompanied by professional
counsellors. Families of patients who’ve died at
the VSPCR also receive support through the In
Memory of ...evenings which are held three times
a year. These evenings, offered in English and
French, are organized and run by staff, doctors
and volunteers of the VSPCR and allow us the
opportunity to accompany persons on their grief
Louise Racine
journey.
RELIGIOUS SUPPORT - Religious support service are offered at
the request of the patient and the family, in accordance with their
religious beliefs.
Clarication
In the March 12 issue of
Your Local Journal, the headline about question period in
Ste. Anne de Bellevue on page
8 stated that Mayor Paola Hawa
began enforcing a ‘new’ 30
minute time limit. According
to Hawa, the time limit has always existed and was enforced
by previous Mayors Bill Tierney
and Francis Deroo.
Ramsey Hislop, Massage Therapist
ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE - We
are privileged to have an Acupuncturist
and a Massage Therapist, volunteers at
the VSPCR, integrated with the Medical
and Care teams. On several occasions,
we have seen patients bene¿t from their
treatments, which, in the context of end
of life, help relieve discomfort.
Brian Majchrowicz and
Lisa Muller are thrilled to
introduce their son
Drew Christopher,
born December 30th, 2014,
weighing in at 8 lbs 5 oz.
His big sisters Abby and Danica
are very proud and madly in love.
Many thanks to the staff at the
Lakeshore General for their help
in bringing this beautiful, happy
boy into the world.
INTERNS - Over the years, many interns have helped us to offer a
wider range of professional services, while allowing these students to
continue learning in a structured environment. We have welcomed
Interns from the ¿elds of Medicine, Social Work, Psychology, Spiritual
Intervention, leisure, Pet Therapy, Massage Therapy, etc.
For more information on these services or if you would like to offer
your expertise to help with the well-being of the patients, please
visit our website at www.vspcr.org or contact us at (450)202-2202,
[email protected]
Thursday, March 19, 2015
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French elementary
Continued from page 7
“We need places for young families
to establish their roots,” said Charlebois. “There are a lot of families
with children that move to VaudreuilSoulanges and we need to build new
schools. It’s a partnership between the
school board, the town and the government. It’s important because nothing can be done without everyone’s
cooperation.
“If we don’t have the teamwork then
we can’t achieve these results.” Charlebois added. “I’m also very pleased
because it shows the economic vitality
Letters
Continued from page 6
Dear Editor,
Soon the Quebec government will
present its 2015 budget that will, undoubtedly, include cutbacks in education. Allow me to link this belt-tightening with a vision of Montreal Mayor
Denis Coderre that is aimed toward
the greater good.
On October 31, 2014, all candidates
running for commissioner or chairman of the Lester B. Pearson School
Board received an email from the Badminton-Pierrefonds Club.
The club had a request: “Can you
find a way to make school board sports
facilities available to the community
during holidays?”
The club wanted to rent the Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School
Field House (gymnasium) for its 275
junior and adult members during
March Break 2015.
To make its case, the Club representative wrote:
• sports are an important aspect of
of the region. A new school also shows
that more people are moving into the
region.”
“There are a lot of families with children that move to
Vaudreuil-Soulanges and we need to build new schools.
It’s a partnership between the school board, the town
and the government. It’s important because nothing
can be done without everyone’s cooperation.”
- Soulanges MNA Lucie Charlebois
Mayor Grimaudo welcomed the
news, saying that the school will help
to make up for the shortage of classroom space in the town.
“It’s a great announcement and a
are currently studying outside of St.
Lazare and this will school will benefit
our community.”
The school is being built in a new
residential housing project zone ten-
education;
• many of its members are students,
or are parents of students who attend LBPSB schools, and
• since the facilities are expensive and
paid by the school and municipal
taxpayer, it’s reasonable to make
maximum use of them.
• moreover, there are other sports
groups who wish to use the gym
during holidays.
Very strong arguments, indeed.
However, the board refused, basically, saying that administrative staff
and caretakers are also on holidays.
For sure, arrangements would have to
be made but they would be of a “routine nature,” the Club wrote.
Meanwhile, Coderre has been
pushing an idea, “a vision of the role of
the city managing school board property,” to improve services.
He said school boards and cities operate in a “parallel manner” and that’s
not the most efficient way of doing
things. For example, he said, “there is
very little coordination regarding sharing of sports facilities.”
The PCHS gymnasium stood empty
during the March Break and about 275
people lost out because the Pearson
board was not as community-minded
as it claims to be.
This weekend, March 21 to 23,
Chairperson Suanne Stein Day and
Vice Chair Noel Burke are off to Nashville, Tennessee, under the guise of
professional development (PD), to attend a two day ‘Congress’ put on by the
National School Boards Association.
This will cost the Pearson taxpayer
about $5000.
Consider: $5000 could easily pay
for 2-3 security guards and/or caretak-
TRANSPORT SOLEIL INC.
PARATRANSIT SERVICE
ASSEMBLY NOTICE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TO MEMBERS
By the following, you are invited to the annual general meeting for
members of Transport Soleil inc. which will be held on Thursday April
16th 2015 from 7h30 pm in the Council chamber of the city hall of
Vaudreuil-Dorion located at 2555 Dutrisac, on the second floor.
Take note that transportation is free for all members of Transport
Soleil, however you must confirm your reservation for transportation
at 450-424-0744 before noon, April 14th 2015.
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great day,” said Grimaudo. “The demographics in St. Lazare show that we
need a new school. A lot of students
Thursday, March 19, 2015
tatively called the Projet des jardins
that will feature 380 new affordable
housing units for first-time homebuyers near the northwest intersection of
Chemin Ste. Angélique and Boulevard
Cité des Jeunes.
“This area is going to be an integrated project with affordable housing,”
said Grimaudo. “First time homebuyers will move here and there will be a
school and a park right in the middle
of the project. It’s perfect. This is the
way urban planning should be done.
It also shows an incredible amount of
cooperation between the different levels of government, school board and
contractors.”
ers to monitor and tidy up after 275
people play badminton, or any other
sport, throughout the 2016 March
Break - a time when many people have
free time to play sports.
The Couillard government should
seriously consider Mayor Coderre’s vision of things, and prioritize its budget
to improve services, which would certainly benefit the school community in
2016.
Chris Eustace
Pierrefonds
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Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
Off Island police files
Sûreté du Québec covering the
Vaudreuil-Soulanges area
Four people were arrested last week
in connection with a St. Lazare breakin last October 8 on Beauvoir Street.
Sgt. Bruno Beaulieu reports two armed
suspects entered the house and tied up
the occupants at gunpoint. They stole
jewellery and attempted to take marijuana plants. One of the victims suffered minor injuries. Two women aged
23 and 24, and two men aged 24 and
36, were arrested in the towns of Notre
Dame de la Paix and Saint André-Avellin in the Outaouais region. They appeared at the Valleyfield Courthouse
March 13 to face charges of burglary,
unlawful confinement, robbery and
conspiracy.
•••
Responding to a commercial alarm
March 14, SQ patrollers found three
businesses located on Don Quichotte
Boulevard had been broken into. Upon
preliminary investigation, nothing appears to have been stolen. Police are
investigating and asking anyone with
information on this event to call (450)
424-1212.
•••
Police were called to an altercation
between two men at the VaudreuilDorion arena March 14 around 11 p.m.
A 36-year-old man was hurt and subsequently transported to hospital. An
investigation is underway to clarify the
circumstances surrounding this event.
•••
Acting on a tip received from the
public, police dismantled a cannabis
grow-op in Les Cèdres March 11 at a
home on Chambéry Street. A 32-yearold man was arrested. More than 100
mature plants were seized with a street
value of $100,000.
West Island police files
Station 3 covering Île Bizard, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ste. Geneviève
Around $5000 worth of tools were
stolen overnight March 14 from a
car that may, or may not, have been
locked. Const. Daniel Maheu reports
the complainant parked his car in the
driveway under a Tempo shelter at his
home near Thistle and Sainte Anne
Streets in Pierrefonds. The following
morning around 9 a.m., he noticed the
driver side door was unlocked and the
trunk was wide open. There was no obvious damage to the vehicle. Police are
reminding people to keep all vehicle
doors locked and not to leave anything
of value in parked cars, even in your
own driveway.
Station 4 covering Dollard des
Ormeaux
Two young men were spotted
jumping over a fence and entering
the backyard of a home on Thornton
Street March 12. Const. Leslie Potts reports the homeowner heard the doorbell ring but didn’t answer the door.
The man then went into his kitchen
where he saw the pair coming over the
fence into the yard. He knocked on the
window and the suspects ran off. The
two are described as black males, approximately 18 years of age. Both were
wearing grey jogging pants and dark
hat/hoodie. No other details were
given.
Dramatic crash in Beaconseld
March is Fraud Prevention month
Do you pay for purchases in cash? Know your security features
IMAGE COURTESTY BANK OF CANADA
This Fraud Prevention Month aims
to sensitize Canadians to prevent them
from becoming victims of counterfeit
money. Regardless of age, level of education, or place of residence of a person,
no one is immune from being a potential
scam victim.
Most fraud can be avoided. This is why
it’s important to be vigilant in order to
identify and protect yourself effectively.
Cash is both a convenient and easy
way to pay for purchases and its popularity makes it interesting for counterfeiters.
Canadian banknotes, whether on paper or polymer, are equipped with security features that are easy to verify and
difficult to counterfeit. If you know the
security features on the bills, you can easily spot a fake at a glance.
Whether you’re a cashier or customer,
you can help prevent counterfeits from
entering into circulation. Commercial
fraud victims suffer losses they often pass
the cost on to consumers, so learn to uncover fraud by identifying and intervening.
Familiarize yourself with the polymer
notes by examining the anti-counterfeit
features including:
Parts of the polymer bill are transparent.
Details of the portrait and the building
have metallic reflections in the transparent tape.
Look at the back of the ticket to make
sure the items in the transparent band
have the same color and detail at the
front.
The series of polymer notes is the safest issued so far, but checking all bills’
safety elements is your best line of defense against counterfeiting. If you have
doubts when you receive a bill, ask for
another (and check it well).
If you think you’ve received a counterfeit in a transaction:
• Explain politely that you suspect it’s
not genuine.
• Ask for another bill and examine it
closely.
• Advise the clerk to bring the suspect
bill to local police for inspection.
• Inform the police someone attempted
to pass a counterfeit bill.
Be courteous and avoid putting yourself in danger. Remember that the person
in possession of the bill could be an innocent victim in this case and unaware the
bill is counterfeit.
The Bank of Canada offers educational tools to help you check banknotes.
For more information consult www.
bankofcanada.ca and follow the links to
banknotes/security.
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
A truck heading eastbound on Highway 20 around 7:40 a.m. March 14 lost control and
crashed through a retaining wall next to a set of condos on Sussex Drive. Traffic was backed
up for hours following the crash as crews cleared out the massive rolls of paper that were
being transported.
The driver was transported to hospital with reportedly minor injuries. Police don’t suspect alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given by the undersigned to all citizens of the
municipalities of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, that Regulation
Number 167-16 entitled “Règlement modifiant le schéma d’aménagement
révisé” entered into force on February 19, 2015.
It can be read at the offices of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
located at 420, Saint-Charles Avenue in Vaudreuil-Dorion, as well as at
the offices of other local municipalities.
GIVEN AT VAUDREUIL-DORION, on this 11th day of March in the year
two-thousand and fifteen (2015).
MYLÈNE BLAIS
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
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Station 1’s new commander encourages
police to “think like citizens”
Stephanie O’Hanley
Special Contributor
No question Station 1’s new commander, Sébastien de Montigny, has
an interesting background.
Before joining the Montreal police,
de Montigny, who introduced a fraud
prevention talk held March 10 at the
Beaconsfield Library, completed degrees in political science and human
resources management.
He started his policing career in
1998 at Station 6 in Ville St. Laurent.
“After that I moved to downtown Montreal, Station 21.” The neighbourhood
includes St. Laurent Boulevard and
Ste. Catherine, which de Montigny
called, “a tough district, the red light
district.”
Following stints and promotions
at neighbourhood police stations in
Rosemont, NDG, Rivière-des-Prairies
and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, de
Montigny said he became commander
of a Montreal police section called Vigie des pratiques policières and was
in charge of all major police events on
the Island of Montreal that happened
during night shifts and weekends, including incidents ranging from barricaded men to homicides.
“After that I was promoted to Station 1 here,” said de Montigny, who’s
been in the job since February 2. “I’m
a citizen of Montreal. I understand the
needs. I’m thinking like a citizen and I
want my (police officers) to think like
citizens, even if they live off the island,
when they come to work at the station,
they’re citizens.
“I’m trying to meet you and be present with you,” de Montigny added. He’s
continuing an action plan launched
by his predecessor at Station 1, Commander Richard Thouin, who last
November met with citizens from the
five cities Station 1 serves, Baie d’Urfé,
Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Ste. Anne de
Bellevue and Senneville.
“That’s a new approach, a citizen
approach,” de Montigny said. He said
the Service de police de la Ville de
Montréal (SPVM) Director Marc Parent encourages police to ask citizens
what kind of policing they want.
De Montigny outlined three goals
from Station 1’s action plan. To create a structure of “proactive exchange”
between police officers and citizens,
the station launched Coffee with a
Cop, where police get together with
citizens. “We had one February 25 at
the McDonald’s on St. Charles Blvd.,”
he said. To keep citizens, mayors and
director-generals of cities in the loop,
the station plans to send out emails
letting people know, “our actions that
we’re doing in the community.”
In order to promote traffic safety
within the community and educate
the public about the consequences of
violating the Highway Safety Code, de
Montigny said police will be “present
on the road” but also in the community. “My children aren’t playing on
the service roads,” said de Montigny.
“They’re playing in the parks and near
the schools. That’s (where) we’re going
to be.”
As well, de Montigny said as part of
its efforts to address abuse, crime and
safety concerns affecting elderly people and people with special needs, the
station will continue to give talks like
its fraud prevention talk. “We’re going
to do things like that for the elderly …
to ensure that police officers have a
better understanding of the needs and
concerns of the elderly and people
with special needs. That’s very important.
“We’re going to present the results
of this at the end of the year,” de Montigny said. A copy of Station 1’s action
plan is available at http://www.spvm.
qc.ca/en/PDQ1.
De Montigny encourages anyone
with questions or concerns to get in
touch by phoning (514) 280-0101.
Jeremy Bourgoin-Horne
July 10th 1990 - March 7th 2015
Jeremy Bourgoin-Horne, the beloved son of
Norah and Luc passed away suddenly March
7, 2015 at the age of 24. Jeremy graduated from
Evergreen Elementary School and Westwood
High School.
Jeremy was loved by all who knew him. A brilliant young man with
a radiant smile, a strong will and the ability to put whoever was in
his presence at ease. Jeremy was passionate about animals and was
not discriminate in his love for them. Throughout his life; he cared
for dogs, rodents and reptiles alike. He was a dedicated sports fan
and follower of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Steelers and
Netherlands National Football Team.
Jeremy is survived by his loving parents Norah and Luc; his
brothers Leon, Andre and Matthew. He leaves behind his paternal
grandparents, Francisca and Lucien Sr. Horne. He is also survived
by his sister in-law Marie-Andrée Cloutier and close friend,
girlfriend of Matthew Horne, Kate Caswell. He is pre-deceased by
his maternal grandparents, Edith and Lewis Bourgoin. Jeremy also
leaves behind many members of the extended family and a large
circle of personal and family friends.
A public reception will be held in honour of Jeremy on Saturday,
March 21, 2015 from 2-5 PM at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray
White Funeral Home at 222 Autoroute 20, Pointe Claire, Quebec.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to
Dans la Rue through cash donations at the reception or through
the following hyperlink https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/
in-memory-of-jeremy-bourgoin-horne/ .
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PHOTO BY STEPHANIE O’HANLEY
Station 1 Socio-community officer Const. Jean-Pierre Lévis looks on as Station 1 Commander
Sébastien de Montigny addresses seniors at a fraud prevention workshop held in Beaconsfield
March 10.
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Community rallies to help Île Perrot man
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
Following a proverbial comedy
of bureaucratic and legal errors that
have left a handicapped Île Perrot
resident without adapted transport to
his thrice-weekly Lakeshore General
Hospital dialysis treatments, the community has stepped up to help make
Richard Lemieux’s life a little easier by
offering transport, meals, and housecleaning services.
“I saw him interviewed last week
on television,” said Vaudreuil-Dorion
resident Jessie Charlebois of a Global
News report, “and I was taken aback
that something like that could happen. I decided I wanted to help.” Charlebois contacted Lemieux’s daughter
through social media to find out when
his dialysis appointments were and
how she could help. Reposting his story resulted in an outpouring of offers
to help and, through Charlebois’ coordination efforts, a team of six volunteers have been assembled to chauffer
Lemieux to and from his treatments. “I
felt like I needed to do something, because I can.”
“She deserves a medal for what
she’s done,” said Lemieux of Charlebois, who stepped in to oversee the
logistics of his transport. “Jessie is my
boss now – she organized everything.”
Lemieux, who was born with physical disabilities and is confined to a
wheelchair, said his ordeal began
when he received a notice from the
Quebec Government recommending
he seek child support from his ex-wife
to help offset the costs of raising his
16-year-old daughter who’s been in his
custody since age three-and-a-half. “I
was told, ‘you need to go after her (for
support) because if not, we’re going to
cancel your services.’ That’s how it all
started.”
Lemieux followed the advice and,
Costs
Continued from page 3
“There has been an agreement
since 2006 to make transfer-payments
and if we didn’t have that agreement,
it would cost the MRC a lot more (for
policing), in the neighbourhood of
$45 million,” said Charlebois. “It was
at the request of the FQM (Fédération
québécoise des municipalités) and
other municipal organizations that we
had that partnering agreement for the
transfer-payments.”
Charlebois said there is also an exceptional measure in the law that says
we can have the services of the SQ under the Communauté métropolitaine
de Montréal (CMM).
“It’s a good thing because the reimbursement share of the costs of the
bill, for Level 2 policing (serving between 100,000 and 249,999 inhabitants) would be far greater.”
Charlebois said not only would the
bill be significantly higher with the
through the services of legal aid
representation,
won an amount of
$400 monthly. He
said he was then
told his income
had exceeded the
maximum allowable for which
subsidized transportation services
are provided. “It’s
not ‘income’ for
me. This is childsupport money.”
This setback
was only one in a
series of events,
including his then
undiagnosed
onset of kidney
failure that left
him exhausted,
sleeping 15 hours
a day, that led to
a cycle of falling
further
behind
on his financial
obligations. The
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
government
is
Richard Lemieux (left) meets the person he credits as his ‘saviour’ Jessie Charlebois (right) who has coordinated volunnow asking to be teer drivers to bring him from his Île Perrot home to dialysis treatments at the Lakeshore General Hospital three times a
reimbursed $1400 week following the cancellation of his adapted transport services.
for adapted transRobinson, Melissa Constant, Stephanmeans, I’m happy to do it.”
port costs they say
nie Lane and Kerry MacCoubrey.
Lemieux said he’s gotten responses
he wasn’t eligible for. Lemieux said he
“I felt terrible about this,” said Pinon his plight from clear across Canada
was also asked to pay for the $160 in
court resident Liz Davis. “I think evand as far away as Seattle. A fundraisadapted transport costs he incurred in
eryone needs help when they need it.
ing campaign has been started to help
attending the court date in which he
He obviously needs help and he’s not
Lemieux find a better housing arsought child-support – the very action
getting it from the government.” Davis
rangement with more suitable wheelthey recommended.
has offered her housecleaning services
chair access as well as covering mediLemieux credits Charlebois, a
free of charge weekly and has also volcal expenses and better transportation
22-year-old John Abbott College nursunteered to pick Lemieux up from his
to and from the hospital six times a
ing student, for being his ‘saviour’ after
Friday night dialysis treatment.
week. For more information, consult
she set up the transportation sched“I can’t give money,” said Davis,
http://www.youcaring.com/medicalule of drivers and backup drivers,
“but I can offer my services in anothfundraiser/richard-lemieux-fightsand people offering their services of
er way. If going in to clean his house
life-threatening-disease-/320777
housecleaning, meal-preparation, and
is one less stress for him, then by all
shopping excursions including Denis
pre-existing municipal police forces,
they lacked the specialized equipment
the SQ currently has at its disposal.
Beaudoin said he understands the
Vaudreuil and Soulanges Minsters’ position on the issue. He told Your Local
Journal the MRC is hesitant to pursue
the matter legally due to the potential
associated costs involved. “We already
overpaid $28.5 million.”
“It’s the two unions that say it’s totally unfair that the government is using the property tax to give a national
service in education with the school
boards. If it’s unfair for the school
boards, it should be unfair for the police too. We want them to be congruent
and consistent in their message. Property taxes should be reserved to give
local services, not national services.”
When asked if the motions passed
by the 23 towns of the MRC are part
of a pressure campaign, Beaudoin replied, “It’s our role to defend the rights
of our people, and (in doing so) we will
put all the pressure we can, of course.”
Citing cuts that already saw the
MRC begin this fiscal year with an operating budget at $985,000 less than
last year, Beadoin said if the Quebec
government wants to use equalization
payments for the entire province, the
entire province should support it and
not just a minority.
Beaudoin reiterated a solution is
available at a political level without
having to resort to legal means, should
the political will exist.
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MAURICE JEFFRIES
A
rhetorical question, dear
readers. Providing you are
not reading this on line in
the Maritimes! Isn’t it grand to see the
snow slip-sliding away from our roofs,
icicles drip dropping from the eaves
troughs, and our bitterly cold winter
of discontent tick-tocking down to
spring?
For while there will surely be a few
cold snaps and almost certainly one or
two freak snow storms before then in
the coming days, to parryphrase Bilbo
Baggins in the 2012 movie, The Hobbit
– An Unexpected Journey, “I do believe
that the worst is behind us.” But there
again, like Bilbo, I have certainly been
wrong before!
With that caveat, however, I can say
without fear of contradiction that momentum is building most positively
for this coming Saturday’s Hudson St.
Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 1 p.m.
along Main Road that has become the
Irish destination for so many West Island families who prefer to just head
over the Île Aux Tourtes Bridge rather
than drive all the way in to Montreal
the following day with its inevitable
traffic and parking problems.
Over 60 floats and groups confirmed, including Your Local Journal.
And three sold-out dinners in as many
weeks to date including, this past Saturday, March 14, the passing of the
traditional shillelagh to this year’s
Irishman of the Year, Brian Penny,
at the Stephen F. Shaar Community
Centre with a fabulous roast beef dinner served up by Joan Hughes and her
team at the Hudson Legion
And what a blast it was! (See stories
on pages16 and 18).
---------------------FRANKLY SPEAKING - Particularly
when it came to the traditional handing over and christening with whiskey
ceremony of the shillelagh to Brian
conducted by two former Irishmen of
the Year, Pat O’Grady and loquacious
leprechaun Frank Hicks of Ye Auld
Curiosité Shop fame. Have to tell you,
Frank had everyone in stitches as he
shared with us his thoughts on the
Irish and introduced us to some of his
‘family members’ who exemplified the
true spirit - and I’m not talking Bushmills here - of the Emerald Isle.
Said Frank, who was born in Dublin
and who came over when he was only
two years old, “When God made man,
he made the Italians for their artistic
skill, the French for their cuisine, the
Welsh for their voices, and the Germans for their great sense of humour.
He looked at what He had created and
said it is good. And then for the pure
hell of it He created the Irish.
“Ireland, the only country where
the drunks become the doctors, lawyers, celebrities, politicians and literary cream of society and sober people
are sent for counselling.”
Added Frank, “The Irish people
are a unique breed. Take my typical
Irish mother. When I was just a child
in diapers, she would give me a teaspoon of whiskey every time I had a
slight cough. Because of her, I’ve had
a chronic cough for the last 68 years!”
Evidently, his dear old Mom also
had a unique view of the English language. Explained Frank, “I remember
the day when she asked me to stop at
Pharmapricks because she needed
some aspirin. I told her it was Pharmaprix not Pharmapricks and that
the x was silent. ‘If it’s silent then it
shouldn’t be there,’ she said. How do
you argue with that logic?”
And then there was his uncle Sean,
who apparently once read a book on
the evils of drink and it had such a profound effect on him that he gave up
reading completely. Well, not quite, it
seems.
For when Uncle Sean first came to
Canada, he noticed a large billboard
saying, Drink Canada Dry. And he instantly fell in love with the country.”
Then there was his aunt Lilly. “Now
there was a good soul,” he explained
with a hint of a tear in his eye. “One
time during the Troubles, she heard a
pistol shot and opened her front door
to a man complaining that he had just
been shot in the ass. So being Irish,
she asked him to come in and sit down
while she put the kettle on.” Kaboom!
---------------------PARTY TIME - “With a group like
this,” said Frank, “you can imagine
what great parties we had with all my
Irish family and friends, We would get
together, drink, sing, and give recitations, We would play all the Irish party
games like pin the tail on the Protestant, spin the drunk, and bobbing for
potatoes. To make it more interesting,
we used mashed potatoes.
“We would eat fried potato bread,
soda bread, greasy sausages, deep
fried fish and greasy chips, as well as
corned beef and cabbage all washed
down with a pint of Guinness and a
shot of Bushmills Irish whiskey. And
then we would lament and question
why so many of us where dying young.”
Tell you folks, at this point I was
starting to get worried that some in the
assembled throng might be croaking
themselves. So convulsed were they
with laughter!
Turning serious, however, Frank
then quoted that great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, as Pat dribbled
whiskey on the shillelagh. “The problem with some people is that when
they aren’t drunk, they’re sober.” Also
Oscar Wilde - “I like men with a future
and women with a past.” And finally,
as the ceremony concluded, Conan
O’Brien, who reportedly said, “A
study in the Washington Post says that
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Carole Ravenda of The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation was in Hudson this past Saturday, March 14, to receive a $2,000 cheque from the
Hudson Legion Branch #115 from its Poppy Fund presented prior to a dinner in honour of the town’s Irishman of the Year, Brian Penny, by Eric
Connor, chairman of the Poppy Committee (right) and Branch president Peter Mansell.
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Actor and Church Minister Steve Gillam has
created his fifth fundraising Murder Mystery
Comedy Show and dinner being staged at
Dorval-Strathmore United Church in April
and May.
women have better verbal skills than
men. I just want to say to the authors
of that study - Duh!”
---------------------A FUNNY MURDER - Speaking of
authors, and if you are a fan of funny
murder mysteries, then DorvalStrathmore United Church is the
place to be next month when playwright and Lakeshore Players stalwart, Steve Gillam, presents his latest
play in which one, if not two, characters gets bumped off in dastardly fashion. Oh yes, Steve also happens to be
the Minister at the church who first
came up with this novel idea of a fundraiser nine years ago.
“At first, we would acquire existing
scripts,” he told me this week. “For the
past five years, however, I have been
writing them myself and it really is a
lot of fun. Also, when we started out
the actors were for the most part my
friends in Lakeshore Players. Now it is
members of the congregation who are
getting in on the act and loving every
minute of it while helping to raise
money for their church.”
With a cast of 13 characters, Camp
K’monawah Naslaia is billed as a Murder Mystery Comedy Show complete
with a four-course meal and it tells the
tale of a family camp nestled among
fragrant pines and silver birch on
beautiful Lake Mucmuck in the rolling
Canadian hills.
It is the opening of the second summer season and you will be among the
campers gathered in the dining hall
for your first meal together. Says Steve,
“The audience will get to meet the
wacky camp staff, and enjoy an evening of good food, lots of laughs, and a
murder or two to be solved!”
There will be five performances one more than last year - April 11, 18,
and 25, as well as on May 2 and 9. The
show starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are
$35 per person ($30 for seniors and
students). As there is reserved seating,
tickets must be bought in advance and
for further info, call Lorraine Pitre
at (514) 631-9879 or e-mail dsuc_
[email protected] DorvalStrathmore United Church is located
at 310 Brookhaven in Dorval. As for
the fictional camp, check out its name
again. And read it as one word slowly!
And that’s a wrap!
E-mail: [email protected]
Writing workshop for Pincourt seniors
to focus on achieving lifelong goals
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
Your Local Journal
Pincourt seniors and retirees will
be able to hone their creative abilities
and writing skills at three free writing workshops aimed at helping participants return to work, get involved
in the community or start a personal
project.
The aim of the workshops, which
is an initiative from the town’s Social
Development Policy, is to help seniors
develop and enhance their cognitive abilities through regular writing
so they can tap into their unknown
potential and consider other viable
options to achieve lifelong goals they
never thought were possible as they
entered retirement.
The writing project was proposed
and will be facilitated by Suzane
Proulx, a Ph. D. in organizational
development and corporate coaching, and specialist in metacognition;
a higher order thinking process that
enables understanding, analysis and
control of one’s cognitive processes,
especially when engaged in learning.
Proulx will show participants how
writing can create ideas or projects.
“Just like a muscle, the brain must
be maintained and kept active to be
healthy,” Proulx told Your Local Journal. “Writing is very good for the brain.
People exercise to keep their bodies
healthy and you also have to exercise
the brain to keep it healthy and in
shape.
“Writing is one of the best ways to
do this,” Proulx added. “It also helps to
keep the memory sharp. This is what
I will explain in these sessions.” The
workshops will also enable retirees to
go beyond the stigma of retirement to
reclaim their lives by considering options to enable them to continue being
productive members of society.
“People discover after a few months
when they retire at 60 or 65 often because they had no choice, that these
days it’s too early to retire,” said Proulx.
“I find this so incredibly wrong. These
people are healthy, they want to con-
tribute, they want
to be a part of society and keep using their knowledge, but they
have no way to
do that because
younger people
are not interested
in what they have
to say.”
Proulx said the
stigma attached
to retirees is built
on the false premise that when a
person
retires,
they have nothing
further contribute
or achieve in life.
“When you retire,
you’re supposed
to go on holidays,
then you’re supposed to shut up,
then you get sick and die. This is what I
realized in the past three years talking
to some of the people I’ve met.
“There are many incredible people
who have incredible knowledge who
would like to share it but don’t have
any way to do this,” Proulx added.
“They can continue to contribute at
any age. The oldest surfboarder in the
world is 92 years old. You have to keep
active to be physically and mentally fit.
These are some of the issues we’ll be
discussing in the workshops.”
The first workshop will focus on individual reflection. It will allow each
participant to experience and practice
their ability to write spontaneously,
giving free rein to their creativity. It can
be a work in progress or a previous unrealized dream, which a person may
still thinks about from time to time and
still have a desire to achieve.
In the second workshop, each participant will be asked to go deeper into
their thoughts that they wrote about
during the first workshop. They will
analyze the feasibility of their ideas to
determine whether they can expand
on their original concepts. In essence,
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the exercise will encourage participants to try to push their ideas further.
The third workshop will teach participants how to begin to turn their
thoughts and original concepts into
reality be devising and writing a first
action plan. The facilitator will also
present techniques to help participants visualize the outcome of a shortterm project.
The writing workshops will be held
on three consecutive Thursdays at the
Omni-Centre on Cardinal Léger Bou-
levard on March 26, April 2 and April 9
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. People can
register for the workshops in person at
the Faubourg de L’Île shopping plaza
on Cardinal Léger Boulevard near
Highway 20 on March 19 and 20 from
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The number of participants is limited to 30.
People can also register by contacting Suzane Proulx by phone at
514 953-6611 or by email at [email protected]
sumae.ca.
Hudson Walsh
1929 - 2015
Hudson (Huddy) passed away Monday
March 2 in Québec, aged 86. Huddy’s life was
spent in Hudson, Québec, the picturesque
small town where he grew up, worked, raised
his family and retired, and most fittingly,
whose name he shared. After trying his hand at
business, Huddy found his true calling, and became a high school
teacher in the town he loved. He was a very popular teacher who
selflessly devoted his free time to the kids he was so passionate
about, leading bike trips to Upper Canada Village, hiking trips to
Mount Marcy in NY State, and coaching every sport he could. In
retirement, he became a town councilor and volunteer at Mount
Pleasant Elementary. Huddy was a warm, gentle and caring
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Is your child ready for sleepaway camp?
Stephanie O’Hanley
Special Contributor
So how do you tell if your child is
ready for sleepaway camp?
“It really depends on the child,” said
Chloé Melançon-Beauséjour, communications coordinator with the Association des camps du Québec (ACQ).
“Some children will be ready at six
while others won’t be ready until (age)
12, Melançon-Beauséjour said.
“What I would recommend is to
have a practice run, sending your
child to have a sleepover with friends,
cousins and see how they react when
they’re not home and not with their
parents and see how that goes,” she
said.
“If it goes well, most likely the
child will be ready for camp,” said
Melançon-Beauséjour. But if being
away from home is a struggle and “the
child really misses home and can’t really deal with not being with their parents,” stick with day camps for a while,
Melançon-Beauséjour suggests.
Another option? Practice camps.
“Some of our camps offer stays that are
just two or three nights for first-time
campers or younger campers,” Melançon-Beauséjour said. “It’s the same activities as camp but it’s a shorter stay
for children who might not be sure
they’re ready for a full week.”
Hello Muddah,
Hello Fadduh.
Here I am at
Camp Granada.
Camp is very
entertaining.
And they say we’ll have some fun if
it stops raining.
-Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A
Letter from Camp) 1963 song by Allan
Sherman and Lou Busch
The song is based on letters Sherman’s son wrote from a sleepaway
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camp. At one point in the song the son
wants his parents to take him home.
But by the end of the song he asks
them to disregard the letter.
Do children act like they hate
sleepaway camp and then change
their minds?
“Yes, they do,” said MelançonBeauséjour. “Some children, at first,
they’re not really sure they want to
be there.” With younger campers, “as
soon as they start playing, they’re fine,”
she said.
“Campers that are a bit older around
11 or 12 might say ‘I don’t want to be
here, I’d rather be with friends’ but it
doesn’t really take them that long to
realize they have fun when they try the
activities,” Melançon-Beauséjour said.
Whatever camp you choose, you
should match it to your child’s personality, she said. “You need to find
the best camp for your child,” she said.
“If your child is really outgoing and
doesn’t mind being at a friend’s house
but really hates horses then they might
not like horseback riding camp.”
Ninety-one sleepaway (resident)
camps are members of the ACQ and
meet the ACQ’s quality standards.
“Our consultants go to the camp and
make sure that every little thing that
could worry a parent gets checked,”
Melançon-Beauséjour said.
The member organizations include
traditional camps, the kind MelançonBeauséjour said you’d associate with
bonfires and canoe trips. Specialized camps centre around one
activity but she
stressed
“that’s
not the only thing
children will do
there.” They include horseback
riding
camps,
medieval camps
where
children
wear Middle Ages
costumes, camps
on farms, a camp
that’s in a zoo and
science camps.
A search tool
on the ACQ’s website lets parents
check off the activities their child
likes and find a
camp matching
their child’s interests.
The ACQ invites parents to
call (514) 2523113 or email
[email protected]
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any questions.
Blaze destroys
NDIP home
PHOTO BY CLAUDE ROBILLARD
No one was injured in a three-alarm fire in Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot March 17 that destroyed a home on the 1300 block of Boulevard Perrot.
“We received a call for a residential fire,” said Île Perrot Fire Department Assistant Director
Benoît Leclair, “and arrived to find the fire spreading throughout the roof.”
Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the 5 p.m. call from stations in Île Perrot, Pincourt, and Terrasse-Vaudreuil to fight the flames that were fortified by the high winds.
Leclair said it’s too early to determine the cause of the blaze but said it was possibly a chimney fire, confirming the home had a functioning wood-stove.
One person was alone in the house at the time.
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Your 2015 Irish Royalty
Mireille Lemelin
Queen
Special contributor
For the queen, two princesses, and
the queen mom, March will be one of
the busiest months of their lives. Beginning with the very entertaining Queen
Selection Night at the Willow Place Inn,
followed by the lively Grand Marshall
Roast and Toast Dinner for Mutsumi
Takahashi at the Whitlock Golf & Curling Club, and the hilarious dinner and
dance evening organized for the Irishman of the Year, Brian Penny, at the
Royal Canadian Legion. And the long
awaited Hudson 6th annual St Patrick’s
Day Parade, this Saturday, March 21, is
only a part of their new roles. This will
be followed by Montreal’s St Patrick’s
Parade the next day and by the Chateauguay Parade Saturday the 28th. But
such is the destiny of royalty. And this
year, our town can be proud to be represented, region wide, by four brilliant
and gorgeous dignitaries.
and studies Marketing at Concordia
University, Being a passionate animallover, her next step is to open a nonprofit organisation for the welfare of
many four-legged friends. Currently,
she volunteers for PETA and SPCA in
Montreal, at SOS Children’s Village,
an organization raising money to help
youngsters in Nicaragua, as well as at
Operation Smile for children having
cleft palate. A fervent fan of horseback
riding, snowboarding and gym, she is
well equipped to reach her ultimate
goal - being happy!
she is a dedicated rugby and Gaelic
football player which are, reportedly,
very different from the North American games and a little more demanding. Quite content with the way her life
is structured at the moment, she says
she wouldn’t want to change any part
of it.
Princess
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Princess
Lara Mackenzie
This blond beauty was encouraged
to compete by Lynn Gauvreau, one of
the Miss Universe Canada organizers.
Lara was one of the finalists in 2013
for this event, and she finally made
it to the top, this year, here in Hudson. Tracing her Irish heritage to her
great-great-grandmother, Irene Fitzpatrick, Lara now lives in Longueuil,
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Sharon Pine
Sharon was just coming back, the
night before the crowning, from two
days camping with the Girl Guides, an
organization she has been part of for
22 years, and in which she is now a beloved leader. Her Irish ancestors came
from Tyrone in County Cork, but she
is now living in Ville Lasalle where, for
five years now, she works as a day care
educator and integration aid at the
Lester B. Pearson School Board, taking
care of children from different grades
with academic problems. Despite her
exhausting trip, she was all geared
up for the contest, and eager to win,
which she did. In her rare spare time
Maria Isabel Massironi
Her name is obviously very Italian.
But we were assured that her greatgreat-great-grandmother was from
Ireland. Isabel was also a contestant
in the Miss Universe Canada pageant
last year, and made it to the final in
the Quebec presentation. So she said
it was a very good practice for this
month’s election in Hudson... and a
good preparation for the Miss Universe Pageant next year. Living in Brossard, this 23-year-old has worked, for
three years now, as a fraud agent at the
Royal Bank, investigating the bad guys.
In 2010 she had a life threatening accident which could have left her totally
incapacitated. But she fought with all
her will and recovered entirely. It is
one of the reasons she now volunteers
at Hôpital St. Luc in its Rehabilitation Center in Montreal, being a role
model for the young patients. This dynamic brunette also teaches Latin, Salsa and Zumba dance, leaving her a bit
of spare time to appear as an extra in
blockbuster movies like The Walk and
Forest Gump.
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Pushing the limits is her motto.
And she is convinced that everybody
can live their life to the fullest.
Queen Mom
that led to her being picked instantaneously by the organizers this year. In
1988 there was another terrible recession in Ireland. That’s why, with her
three boys, Mark and twins Stephen
and Philip, she emigrated, first to Toronto, and later the Niagara Region,
where she took an Hospitality Management course at Niagara College
affiliated with Cornell University. She
discovered Hudson last year. “It was
love at first sight,” she said. “Everybody
was smiling at me. Such a welcoming
community! Being in front of the lake,
with the sound of the water rippling to
the edge, and the masts of the boats
flickering in the wind at sunset. It was
magical!” Quite a poet, our Queen
Mom. She was lucky enough to buy the
house of her dreams on Birch Hill and,
within three months, opened an adorable Bed and Breakfast simply called
‘Gite 72’. Having been in another life
as a tour guide in Normandy, France,
and on Canal Cruises, she sure knows
what hospitality means. And she puts
all her knowledge at work for the benefit of the lucky ones finding her warm
shelter in the years to come.
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Myriam O’Brien
With a name like O’Brien, there
was no question asked for the crowning of our Queen Mom. But in fact, this
stunning lady, born in Drogheda, near
Dublin, has the natural regal allure
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Brian Penny honoured to be named
Hudson’s Irishman of the Year 2015
James Parry
Your Local Journal
It has been said that Brian Penny,
Hudson’s Irishman of the Year for
2015, is a really good sport. He certainly proved it at the dinner in his honour
at the Stephen F. Shaar Community
Centre on Saturday night, March 14.
And he has done so for over 25 years
in a more literal sense, having volunteered his time and energy to promoting
hockey and softball in the community.
Penny moved to Hudson back in
1966 from Oakville, Ontario, and can
trace his Irish heritage back to his
grandmother on his father’s side. He
and his wife, Karen van Doorn, have
four daughters all in their 20s, namely,
Jordan, Meagan, Leila, and Tara.
A print consultant, primarily for
the pharmaceutical and cosmetics
industries, 20 years ago, he founded
the still-going-strong Rigaud Old Timers Hockey Association, of which he
is a five-time, and current, president.
For five years, he
ran the Hudson
Men’s
Softball
club and for four
years, he was copresident of Hudson’s Mixed Softball.
At the dinner
on Saturday, I
just couldn’t resist asking him
a penny for his
thoughts on his
latest title, Irishman of the Year,
and how it all
came about.
“I guess the
other guy just
didn’t
answer
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the phone,” he Hudson’s 6th Irishman of the Year, Brian Penny, arrives at the Stephen
laughed. But on F. Shaar Community Centre on Saturday, March 14, with his wife, Kara more serious en van Doorn.
note, he added,
Cunninghams Pub and everyone on
“It is a great honour, particularly in
the St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizsuch a small town and great coming committee for all their hard work
munity that we are proud to call our
in not only creating the first parades
home. “
ix years ago, but also their continuing
Penny also had nothing but praise
commitment to making it even bigger
for chief organizer Jim Beauchamp of
and better every single year.
Bon défilé
à tous!
Enjoy
the parade!
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Hudson goes global celebrating
St. Patrick’s Day around the world
Town Hall floodlit green in days leading up to this
Saturday’s Parade along Main Road
James Parry
Your Local Journal
Each year thousands of landmarks,
iconic sites, statues, buildings and
even people and their pets go green to
celebrate Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day
in a promotion that is billed by Tourism Ireland celebrating the greenest
day of the year while inviting the world
to the Emerald Isle. Endorsed no less,
this year, than by Irish-born super star
actor Liam Neeson.
In Canada, sites leading the Global
Greening celebrations include the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa,
Algonquin Provincial Park, Toronto
City Hall, Whistler ski resort in B.C.,
Fairmont Chateau Montebello in the
Laurentians, and Niagara Falls.
And on the international scene
and for the first time this year, the Coli-
seum in Rome and the Sacré Coeur
Basilica in the fabled district of Montmartre, France, as well as the London
Eye, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the
Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De
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this prestigious list. More specifically
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Floodlit at night with green spotlights
in an initiative that Mayor Ed Prevost
readily attributes to Hudsonite Miriam
O’Brien, this year’s Queen Mom who
first brought it to his attention just days
ago.
Said Prevost in an exclusive interview with Your Local Journal on the
Town Hall steps, ‘’I thought it a great
idea. I asked her to call our Parks&
Recreation Director Julie Shroeder
which she did immediately and the
next thing I knew it had all happened
and here we are joining in a worldwide
initiative on the part of Tourism Ireland putting our little town in a positive light on the global map.’’
Said O’Brien, ‘’As a relatively new
resident of Hudson and because of
the warm welcome I have received, I
wanted to give back in kind. And when
I first learned about this promotion by
Tourism Ireland I just knew that we
had to be part of it.’’
Says Dana Welch, Manager Tourism Ireland Canada, ‘’We are deeply
grateful to our partners across Canada,
including Hudson, who help us bring
the Global Greenings initiative to life.
The success of the campaign is due in
no small part to their great work. We
also thank Liam Neeson for his support in attracting visitors to the island
of Ireland.
‘’Many people around the world
feel a deep spiritual connection to Ireland and more than 70 million people
claim links to the island of Ireland, 5
million of which live right here in Canada. St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect moment for Canadians to reconnect with
their heritage and it’s great to see the
Global Greenings going from strength
to strength and Hudson joining in the
festivities.’’
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Making memories
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
Your Local Journal journalist James Armstrong cheerfully draws the 12 winning entries for
the lucky ticket winners to the upcoming Hudson Music Club production ‘Thank You for the
Music – A Tribute to ABBA’ on March 19 at the Hudson Village Theatre. Thanks to the dozens
readers who submitted entries in our contest. Congratulations to the winners and enjoy the
show!
PHOTO COURTESY JIM BEAUCHAMP
The green line marking Hudson’s 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was painted
along Main Road March 16 as the down prepares to mark the upcoming celebration
of all things Irish. Come join in the fun Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. For more info, see
www.hudsonparade.com.
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OPEN HOUSE – Sun., 2-4 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
$689,000 + GST/PST
Francine Dion
Real Estate Broker
GROUPE IMMOBILIER
LONDONO
514-668-6373
Hudson. 61 Rue Mayfair. Lovely 4
bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home in
Hudson. Hardwood throughout. Granite
countertops. Stunning! #12958668
$649,000
Georges Verboomen
$499,000
Patrina Schulz
Mont Rigaud. Spacious house with warmth and
charm situated on a large wooded lot! I/G pool and
paƟo with panoramic view. 2500 sq. Ō. + of living
space excludes basement which can be Įnished to
suit your personal needs. A must see. #18824626
Certified Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX
ROYAL JORDAN INC.
514-895-7940
Real Estate Broker
ROYAL DE MONTRÉAL
2010 INC.
514-953-1647
Hudson. A perfect marriage of old
and new! 4 bedroom beauty on the
preƫest street in Hudson. #9105518
JUST LISTED
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
$479,900
Deborah White
Real Estate Broker
PROPRIO DIRECT INC.
514-912-3636
Saint-Lazare. 3+2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and
large bonus room over the garage. Renovated
kitchen with wood cabinets and center island
with granite counters. #24713712
www.deborahwhite-vibeinteriors.com
$329,900
Janet Charlebois
Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 MAXIMMO
514-569-5975
www.janetcharlebois.com
$309,000
Helen Henshaw
Pincourt. Lovely 3+1 B/R home with
garage, inground pool & Įnished
basement. Ideal for growing family.
MoƟvated vendors. MLS# 18208165
Real Estate Broker
ROYAL LEPAGE VILLAGE
514-703-8981
www.helenhenshaw.ca
OPEN HOUSE, Sun., 2 – 4 p.m.
GREAT VALUE
$299,900
Reginald E. Meldrum
Certified Real Estate Broker
ROYAL DE MONTRÉAL
2010 INC.
514-823-5554
Saint-Lazare. Spacious all brick bungalow. Open
concept living room/dining room. Large eat-in
kitchen. New deck and above ground pool.
Private backyard. Finished playroom, third
bedroom, full bathroom. Centris #15184325
Vaudreuil-Dorion. 70 Rue Sauvé. 3 + 1 bdrm splitlevel all brick home w/recently renoed kitchen & 2
bthrms, w/huge fenced backyard, in family friendly
neighborhood, close to public transit, schools, &
daycare. Centris #11999058
$249,900
Deborah White
$248,000
Roselyne
Groleau Parker
Dollard-Des Ormeaux. Spacious 2 storey townhouse/
condo. Huge master bdr with walk in closet. Renovated
bath, new windows, Įnished basement with playroom
and laundry area. Garage and pool. #24403877
www.deborahwhite-vibeinteriors.com
Real Estate Broker
PROPRIO DIRECT INC.
514-912-3636
Real Estate Broker
ROYAL LEPAGE VILLAGE
514-947-7248
Rigaud. 5 Ch. du Hudson Club. Ideal for acƟve couples/
individuals with its tennis courts, I/G heated pool,
waterfront beach & picnic area, natural seƫng. Enjoy 2
bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 dedicated parking spots, all exterior
maintenance done for you. Best value at Hudson Club!
MLS #26269436 www.roselyne.ca
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613-676-0215
$223,000
$169,000
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Elevator, intercom, security surveillance, indoor pool, sauna,
parking & so much more!!! Walking distance to golf, grocery,
hospital… Minutes from major highways. M.L.S. M0851
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[email protected]
613-363-6433
www.johannelaliberte.com
Broker
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Deborah White
Quiet, country home located on 2.11
acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. This
century home has had many updates.
Call today! #M0362
106, Av. Buckingham. Pointe-Claire.
Unique opportunity to own this impeccabley well
maintained home by same owner for almost 35yrs!
This home is in top shape and move in ready!
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514-912-3636
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OPEN HOUSES - 128 Côte St-Charles
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS FROM 1 TO 3 P.M.
Model 3:
Model 4:
Model 5:
Bungalow, detached. 1820 sq. ft.
Cottage, 2-storeys. 1871 sq. ft.
$696,749 tax included.
$719,744 tax included.
Model 7:
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$817,472 tax included.
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$627,764 tax included.
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$472,547 tax included.
$464,499 tax included.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND, 2015
HUDSON
168 Rue Evergreen
$729,000
Youri Rodrigue
514-258-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
61 Rue Mayfair
$689,000 + GST/PST
Francine Dion
514-668-6373
Groupe Immobilier Londono Inc.
170 Rue Evergreen
$485,000
Laura Pittaro
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
SAINT-LAZARE
2672 Bourgogne
$599,000
Julie Vaddapalli
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal Jordan Inc.
2618 Postillon
$575,000
Gary Bosch
514-583-4134
Royal Montreal Inc.
2320 Rue Des Sables
$329,900
Amanda Keys
514-568-9631
Exit Performa Inc.
2347 L’Andalou
$549,000 +Tax
Lee Thompson
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
1643 Rue Beauvoir
$499,000
Youri Rodrigue
514-258-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
1165 Bellevue
$325,000
Andrée Lavigne
514-718-7171
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
VAUDREUIL-DORION
2080 Place des Tisserands
$474,900
Chris O’Neil
514-946-9926
Remax Royal Jordan Inc.
16 Stonecrest
$529,000
Micheline Boyer
514-592-3233
Proprio Direct Inc.
2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
1501 Champagne
$399,000
Raul Capela
450-458-7051
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
2390 Tally Ho
$385,000
Linda Noseworthy
514-830-2288
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
70 Sauve
$305,000
Helen Henshaw
514-703-8981
Royal Lepage Village Hudson Inc.
TERRASSE-VAUDREUIL
RIGAUD
5 Hudson Club
$248,000
Roselyne Groleau Parker
450-458-5365
Royal Lepage Village Hudson Inc.
PINCOURT
209 Rue des Mélèzes
$500,000
Robert Léger
514-220-1271
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
1227 des Genévriers
$399,000
Steffen Servay
514-713-7833
Groupe Sutton Distinction Inc.
99 Bouthillier
$214,000
Carl Poirier
450-458-5365
Royal Lepage Village Hudson Inc.
2876 Steeplechase
$375,000
Debra Middleton
514-232-3539
Royal LePage, Elite Inc.
2790 Du Cristal
$347,900
Diana Mattei
514-898-0763
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Volunteers sought for West
Island Citizen Advocacy
• A 75-year-old woman in Pierrefonds would enjoy having a female
volunteer advocate who could
share in the same interests she has. She enjoys playing Scrabble, bible
studies, going for walks when the
weather is nice or just having a good
chat. If any of these activities are of
interest to you and you would like to
help, please phone Yolande at (514)
694-5850.
• An 87-year-old woman living in
Dorval would enjoy having a female volunteer advocate who could
offer her some social stimulation. She would enjoy going for a walk in
the nearby mall or in the residence
where she lives. She uses a walker. She speaks English and Greek. If
you are interested in helping this
very pleasant lady, please phone
Yolande at (514) 694-5850.
• A woman in her late 50s living in
a residence in Pierrefonds would
appreciate having a female volunteer advocate who could visit her
on a regular basis, once a week on
a Tuesday would be preferable. She
has MS and uses a wheelchair. She
enjoys playing cards and would
enjoy short outings, going out for a
coffee or a short ride in her wheelchair outside. For more information, please phone Yolande at (514)
694-5850.
• A bilingual 79-year-old lady living
in Dollard des Ormeaux is in need
of a female volunteer. She just lost
her husband a few months ago and
is finding the time very long. If you
feel you can spend some time with
her, please phone Tommy at (514)
694-5850.
• An extremely sociable Kirkland
man with an intellectual handicap
is looking for a friendly volunteer
to kick the ball around with or go
dancing on Friday nights. If you
think you can help, please call John
at (514) 694-5850.
• An elderly gentleman living alone in
Roxboro would like some company
to play dominoes and chat. He is
quite mobile and alert. Should this
be of interest to you please phone
Tommy at (514) 694-5850.
MLS 19038953
$209,000
B
est value in Vaudreuil!!! Lovingly
maintained 3 bdrm, wood Àoors,
forced air heat & A/C, compact yard
with shed, many renos and upgrades
& walk to everything!
MLS 18004995
$169,000
ountainside retreat! Lake view & access to 2 lakes with deeded right for
boat & dock. Turn Key 2 BDRM bungalow,
NEW septic, plumbing, Àoors, kitchen,
bathroom and more. Call now...cottage
season just around the corner!
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• A very soft-spoken Francophone
man with a moderate intellectual
disability living in a mostly Anglophone residence in Roxboro is
looking for a friend to chat with. The
volunteer will have to be patient as
the gentleman requires additional
time to complete his tasks. If you
think you can help, please call Tommy at (514) 694-5850.
• A wonderful 79-year-old lady living
in Pointe Claire is in need of a female volunteer advocate to take her
on outings to the nearby mall. She
walks with a walker. If this interests
you please call Tommy at (514) 6945850.
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• We are desperately looking for male
volunteers to help out in our Youth
Engagement matching project,
which matches volunteers with
individuals with intellectual disabilities to help break their social
isolation. We are looking for soccer
players, coffee drinkers, chess players, etc. If you think that you can
help, please call John at (514) 6945850.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Pincourt
MLS 13263248
$569,000
I
mpressively designed 2006 cottage. Sunny Open concept centered around gourmet Kitchen & great room. 4 BDRM, Covered balconies overlooking SW fenced yard
with heated saltwater I/G pool. Nestle at the
tip of a child safe crescent.
Downtown Montreal
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Mls 24996239
$1,200,000
Plex! Stylishly renovated & Architectural
details; High ceilings, moldings, marble
¿replace mantle and grand staircase. Located in Shaughnessy village directly across
the Grey nun’s heritage property. Landscaped fenced yard and 2 car driveway.
• An elderly British woman in Dorval
with a number of health issues is in
need of a female volunteer advocate
to provide practical support such
as accompaniment on outings. For
more information, please call Marla
at (514) 694-5850.
• A 70-year-old man living in Île Bizard would benefit from a male volunteer advocate to accompany him
on outings such as bowling, going to
the movies, going on walks with the
dog, or out for coffee to Tim Horton’s. He has some dementia. For
more information, please call Marla
at (514) 694-5850.
• A senior lady in Dollard des
Ormeaux would appreciate a female volunteer to accompany her
on outings and walks. She has suffered a stroke and has some aphasia and conversing with a volunteer would help her recovery her
speech. She is highly sensitive to
smoke and perfume. For more information, please call Marla at (514)
694-5850.
MLS 21045443
$485,000
ardeners’ paradise set on 73,614 sf
with your own forest! Fieldstone 4
Bdrm Canadiana. Extensively renovated
with roof, bath, kitchen and more, Huge
vegetable garden, fruit trees & perennials. Low taxes & 3 Minutes to Hwy 40.
Vaudreuil West
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MLS 21891919
$229,000
argest and most upgraded on the
street! 3 bdrm. 2011 semi-det. cottage. Upgraded ¿xtures, mouldings, sink,
heat & A/C wall unit, paved driveway, 4 ¼
birch hardwood throughout, perennials
& mature cedar hedge, under warranty.
Rigaud
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(Left to right) Gilles Boyer Réseaux, Sylvie Veilleux CJE V-S, Michel Charlebois Emploi-Québec, Jennifer-Ann McGregor Trudeau-Dupré, Sonia Côté Emploi-Québec, Julie Keays CSSS V-S and Michel Desjardins Formagestique. Missing from the photo are Nathalie Clusiau Collège Valleyfield, Martine Duranceau CSTL, and Karine Lechasseur CLD V-S.
Successful student and seasonal Job Fair Day 2015
The Job Fair day promoting Student and Seasonal work that was held
March 11 at the Community Centre
Paul-Émile-Lépine was a great success.
Over 530 people came to this second
edition of the fair and 15 VaudreuilSoulanges companies were present.
In the coming days, we will compile
various statistics on the profile and the
satisfaction of our visitors and they will
be available in late March.
Thank you to our visitors and exhibitors!
The members of the working group
for Vaudreuil-Soulanges jobs are currently putting together the next ZigZag magazine that will be available in
April 2015. The ZigZag magazine is for
young people looking for employment.
The next edition of the Job Fair will
be held September 30, 2015 at the
Pavilion on the Lake of Château Vaudreuil.
The partners of the Joint Working
Group for Vaudreuil-Soulanges employment are the Centre local d’emploi
(CLE) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (Emploi-Québec), le Carrefour JeunesseEmploi, Centre local de développement (CLD) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges,
Collège de Valleyfield, la Commission
scolaire des Trois-Lacs, Réseaux emploi–entrepreneurship, CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Trudeau-Dupré
Ressources humaines
NEWS
from Branch 115
It has been busy around the Legion for the last few weeks. The team
of Rob Maclean has left for Birch Hills,
Saskatchewan to represent our province in the Legion Dominion Curling
Championship. They express their
gratitude to all who have supported
them in their venture.
The Irishman of the year dinner
and dance which was held last Friday
night, March 13, was a ‘grand success’
as they say. The meal was excellent,
the entertainment was superb, and the
service very good. Thanks to everyone
who helped make this event special.
The next Friday night dinner is
March 27. RSVP at (450) 458-4882.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy a full
course meal for only $15. The menu
will be pork tenderloin with a peppercorn sauce. This Friday, March 20, is
the monthly Cribbage evening at 7:30
pm and the monthly Pub Quiz will be
held Wednesday, March 25, at 8 p.m.
Lest We Forget
Rigaud Oldtimers Hockey
Association Report
Peter Miller’s Blue Champions
ROHA under the mentorship of
President Brian ‘The Buck Stops
Here’ Penny recently completed
their 19th season. The league is comprised of four teams and 56 mostly
over-the-hill carcasses a.k.a. ‘athletes.’ One night per week ‘big boy’
problems are put aside and the ‘little
boy’ in each one comes out to play.
So here’s the skinny on this year’s
regular season... Miller’s Blue shot
for glory out of the gate then stumbled before rising once again to
claim regular season honors. Congrats Peter!
Marc Desmarais’ White flopped
then rallied honourably. Mark Edwards’ injury-plagued Gold were
steady and the spectacular Red led
by Fernando ‘The Butcher’ Garcia fell to one knee down the home
stretch but will surely be a force in
the playoffs.
Formal welcome to new ROHA
rookies Tim Osler, Jeff Salhaney,
Goaltender Bernie ‘Oops’ Quigley,
Graham Dorcas, Ryan Van Rees,
Scott Hannah, Steve Wiggins, Adam
Cox and Jay Olan. Mostly displaced
West Islanders who have moved to
their off-island paradise of big lots,
relentless traffic and sometime services.
Now the gruelling seven-week
playoff round robin begins.
BEAUTIFUL LARGE
BUNGALOW FOR SALE
In Glen Robertson, on a gorgeous landscaped 2.8
acres lot. Main floor with 3 Bedrms; 2 renovated
full Bathrms. Fully finished BASEMENT as in-law
or youth suite. Separate Entrance for home office.
Attached garage. In-ground pool. Spring fed
POND. Like a bird sanctuary. Very close to Québec
border. MLS# M0745.
Info call Marie at (613) 874-2799
Asking PRICE: 299,000$
OUTSTANDING HOMES
HUDSON
HUDSON
HUDSON
26 Main Road.
260 Main Road.
647 Main Road.
A fabulous home & property.
MLS 21543026.
Beautiful family home, check out
the back yard. MLS 9957044.
An amazing STONE mansion.
MLS 15513574.
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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.
DORVAL
1. City of Dorval is proud to present
JIREH Gospel Choir March 26 at 7:30
p.m., at the Serge Nolet Auditorium of
l’École secondaire Dorval-Jean XXIII,
1301 Dawson Avenue. Composed of
about a dozen singers and musicians,
JIREH has travelled throughout Quebec, Ontario, and all the way to France
and Italy to share its love for gospel
music and spread its contagious energy. From timeless classics to original
songs, the choir perfectly combines
traditional and contemporary gospel
sounds. 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 514 633-4170.
2. West Island Association for the
Intellectually Handicapped (WIAIH)
Annual Family Social will be held
Saturday, March 21. WIAIH’s friends
of all ages and family are invited to put
on their dancing shoes and come on
out to the Sarto Desnoyers Community
Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Drive. Come
have fun with us at WIAIH’s annual
dinner and dance family social... tickets will be available at the door. Please
bring a dessert to share! We look forward to seeing you all!
HUDSON
3. The Centre de santé et de services
sociaux de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CSSSVS) invites people 50 and over who are
interested in investing in their health to
participate in a series of six free information sessions offered in English. The
topics will be: Drugs and your Health,
Quality Sleep, Healthy Joints, Nutrition
and Digestion, Stress without Distress
and Better Prepared to Manage your
Health. The next group will take place
in Hudson, starting Monday, March 23,
at Wyman United Church, 513, Main
Road from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. To register, please contact Geneviève Leduc at
(450) 424-5727, ext. 226, or by email at
[email protected] For more information on the program, contact Diane
Ladouceur, nurse in health promotion
Program Healthy after 50, at (450) 3710143, ext. 3022.
4. The next Rendez-Vous luncheon at Hudson’s Stephan F. Shaar
Community Center, 394 Main Road,
will be on Tuesday, March 24. The
guest speaker will be from ‘Clarence &
Cripps.’ Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.
The price is $5:00.
5. Call for Auditions - ‘Shakespeare by the Lake.’ Hudson Players
Club: Summer Production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Last chance
for actor’s auditions to be held in Hudson on Sunday, March 22, from 1 to 4
p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Center, 394, rue Main. Call-backs
are scheduled for Monday, March 23,
also at the Community Centre. These
will be open auditions so it may be
necessary to stay for the whole time.
Interested actors are invited to contact
Diana Gausden at [email protected]
ca (450) 458-4220 for further details.
6. Guaranteed to bring a huge laugh
to your life! Tickets on Sale now for the
Hudson Players Club production of No
Sex Please, We’re British - holding the
record for the longest running comedy
on the British stage. Get your tickets for
$20 at Clarence and Cripps, 71 Cameron Street, or for $23 by calling the Box
Office at (450) 424-3010. Shows at Hud-
son Village Theatre from April 2 to 12.
KIRKLAND
POINTE CLAIRE
7. The Kirkland Library presents a
painting exhibit by Christiane Kayali.
March 21 to April 4. Vernissage takes
place Saturday, March 28 from 1 to 4
p.m. The Library is located at 17100 Hymus Boulevard.
PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO
8. Join your sisters on a journey of
spiritual nourishment and personal
growth at a silent retreat hosted by
the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. Every woman needs a quiet time when
she can think through the priorities of
her life without those inevitable interruptions and those seemingly endless demands on her time and energy;
a time for renewing herself mentally,
physically and spiritually.Women of all
Christian faiths seeking time with God
are welcome. The retreat takes place
from Friday, April 24 to Sunday April
26 at Ermitage Ste-Croix, 21269 Gouin
Blvd. West. This is a silent retreat that is
guided and structured but with plenty
of free time to rest and reflect. Cost is
$145 with partial bursaries available.
Contact Liz Glasgow at (514) 453-0883.
PINCOURT
9. As of March 21, the Town of Pincourt will offer a new free activity in
its library. Every Saturday until June
13, from 1 to 4 p.m., family and friends
from Pincourt can gather around a
board game to have some fun. Players
of all ages will get the chance to discover or rediscover a wide range of board
games during these fun afternoons.
The on-site facilitators will be on hand
to explain the rules of the various
games. This activity will also be held
June 13, September 19, andDecember
19. To register, people must call the library staff at (514) 425-1104, extension
6244. To learn more about the games
afternoons, please contact Célia Corriveau at (514) 453-2040, extension 73
or at [email protected]
10. CASCA Vaudreuil-Dorion and
CASCA Soulanges will be holding an
adoption day Saturday, March 21, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at Faubourg
de l’Île Shopping Centre, 101 CardinalLéger 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.
11. Edgewater Elementary School
will be holding its annual Shop Fest
March 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over
40 tables featuring new and used items.
Enjoy a hot-dog lunch. Everyone wel-
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come. 220 Cardinal Leger Boulevard.
12. 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 May . Free for youth from
the ages of 12-18. Registration every
Saturday.Visit us at 2806cadets.ca or
call (514) 630-1321.
13. Stewart Hall Singers, a 45-voice
community choir with Douglas Knight
directing, will perform Beethoven’s
Mass in C in May. Regular Monday
night rehearsals in Pointe Claire. Auditions: (514) 630-0331 www.stewarthallsingers.ca.
14. The West Island Women’s Centre will hold a seminar called ‘Chinese
Medicine’ on Tuesday, March 24, from
1 to 3 p.m. Come explore traditional
Chinese Medicine and its teachings
on nutrition, diet, and cleansing. This
seminar will be held at St. Columbaby-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Avenue. Enter by the parking lot entrance
on Vicennes Ave. All of the seminars
are free and open to the general public.
Please call to register. Free childcare for
preschool-aged children is also available, but you must register for this service by 3 p.m. the day before the event.
Note that you may not bring your child
with you to the seminar room. For more
information visit us, call (514) 695-8529
or email [email protected]
15. Table de Quartier Sud de
l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI) is planning
a focus group discussion to hear and
learn from single parents in the Southern area of the West Island (Dorval,
Pointe Claire, Beaconsfield, Kirkland,
Senneville, Baie-d’Urfé, Ste. Anne de
Bellevue). You are invited to share
your challenges and help us identify
resources and solutions. Participants
will receive a $10 Tim Horton gift card
and breakfast. There will be childcare
on site. The focus group for single parents will be held on Wednesday, March
25 at 11 a.m. at ‘Our Place’ in the Delmar apartments (Apt. 3, 502 Delmar
Ave.).To reserve your place, please contact TQSOI coordinator Alena Ziuleva
at (438) 938-7764 or email [email protected]
org.
FURTHER AFIELD
16. Vankleek Hill and District Horticultural Society is hosting a general meeting March 19, at 7 p.m. at
the Vankleek Hill Community Centre.
Highlights of the Philadelphia Flower
Show. All are welcome, refreshments
served. For more info, call (613) 6782967 or contact hƩp://www.vkhhorƟcultural.ca.
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AUCTION HOUSE
COMPUTERS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
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
AUCTION HOUSE
www.Your Local Journal.ca
MOVING
Auction & Appraisal Services
BI-WEEKLY AUCTIONS
Consignments accepted
3187-C Harwood, Vaudreuil
Tel: (450) 458-5766
PAINTING
DÉMÉNAGEMENT
P. ENOS MOVING
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
PACKING & STORAGE
ONE ITEM OR WHOLE HOUSE
LICENSED & INSURED
PERSONAL LIFE COACH
Pierre Enos
www.coachhouseauctions.com
Tel: 450.458.4857
Cell: 514.386.1278
MANAGEMENT SERVICES
OPTICIAN
REAL ESTATE
RENOVATIONS
RENOVATIONS
ROOFING
TREE SERVICE
TREE SERVICE
Your Local
Journal
ROOFING
VENTILATION
WHERE’S YOUR CARD?
(450) 510-4007
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GUNSMITH
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
CLEANING
SERVICES
CLEANING
SERVICES
COMPUTER
SERVICES
FINANCIAL
SERVICES
Registered
Gun Smith.
4 1/2 apt. for
rent in Pierrefonds ouest
Large 1,000
sq. ft. one
bedroom, open
House Cleaning
person
available. Hon-
Sylvie Farmer’s
Professional
Cleaners offers a
Wolftech Inc.
Since 2004.
FINANCIAL
PROBLEMS?
concept
apartment on second
floor in Hudson
area. Fridge, stove,
microwave, dishwasher, washer &
dryer, alarm, electricity,
heating,
internet and cable
included. Plus basic furniture an
option.
Parking
for one vehicle
included. WOW
– WHAT A DEAL!
$900 / month.
Immediate
occupancy. Please
call, text or e-mail
514-924-0049
/
[email protected]
est , reliable, and
efficient. Over 15
years experience.
Hudson,
Rigaud,
St-Lazare
area
preferred. Please
phone
514-4046247 or 450-4516247.
We buy and sell
used guns.
514-453-5018
ANTIQUES
ABR AC ADABR A
turn your hidden
treasures into ready
cash. International
buyer wants to purchase your antiques,
paintings,
china,
crystal, gold, silverware, jewellery, rare
books, sports, movies, postcards, coins,
stamps, records.
514-501-9072.
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
Newly renovated, large
two
floor
studio apartment for rent.
Prime location in
center of Hudson village. 1+1 bedroom,
1 full bathroom &
1 powder room.
Large private backyard with screened
in porch, garden
area. $1185 per
month,appliances
& heating included.
Immediate
occupancy. Call 450-4581144.
available immediately.
$710/
mth. Bright, quiet,
wood floors, 4th
floor. Heating +
elec. incl. Close to
Pharmaprix and
transportation.
Located
corner
Gouin and Chateau Pierrefonds.
For more details,
contact
Susana
(514) 566-8303.
Large 4 ½ Hudson
Village
Central. Shared
Back yard, Garage/
storage, No pets, No
smoking.
Available April 1 st.
Please call Call 514757-2299
Hudson village,
bright new 4
½, private entry,
2 bedrooms, large
living room, adjoining kitchen w. large
pantry. Space for
laundry appliances
(stackable). Appliances optional. $950
/ month. No smoking. No pets. Call
514-238-2417.
YLJ
ACCOUNTANTS
BANKRUPTCY
Cleaning services available. EffiHAVE
YOUR cient, reliable. Good
CARPETS PRO- references. Please
F E S S I O N A L LY call 450-202-0600
CLEANED THIS
SPRING!
Prestige
carpet
cleaning uses World A v a i l a b l e ,
Famous Von Schrad- Cleaning Lady,
er Dry Foam - not
tons of water. Extra
Clean, soft carpets
dry in 1 hour. Eco
Friendly. No loud
trucks, messy hoses
or wet carpets. 514686-6396
Local
Experts
in matters of
Bankruptcy and
Insolvency since E x p e r i e n c e d
lady
1994. First Consulta- cleaning
for
tion Free. Available available
Nights & Weekends. long term onhouse
Solid reputation for going
Reliability, Honesty & cleaning. AttenIntegrity in our field
of Expertise. Blumer
Lapointe Tull & Associes Syndics Inc.
www.blumerlapointetull.com. 514 426
4994
new service: “onetime cleaning” for
house, garage, basement, seasonal, etc.
Call for free estimate:
514-972-8237. Cat
and House sitting
available.
tion to details. Honest and reliable. Excellent
references.
Hudson/Rigaud preferred. Please leave
message. 514-4458419.
20 years experience.
Meticulous, attention to detail. Excellent references.
Please leave message . Will call you
back. 450-458-0251.
FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
Dry
firewood.
PC/Laptop repair,
sales and services.
Custom
system
builds. Software/
hardware
upgrades, virus –
malware removal
Data
recovery,
network and internet troubleshooting. Pick up or
In-home service.
Very competitive
rates.
Windows
and other software tutorials.
HTTP://wolftech.
ca
[email protected]
ca
514-923-5762
FARM
FOR SALE
St. Eugene,
Ontario, 76
acres
farm
land plus 2
severed lots.
Approximately
7 acres cleared
land. Please call
613 674 2628
FOR SALE
Stacking and kindling available. Very
reasonable.
Dan: Wing chair, taupe
514.291.1068
upholstery, like new.
$170. 450 424 8670
Drowning in debt!
Stop the harassment.
Bankruptcy
might
not be the answer.
Together let’s find a
solution - Free Consultation. Bill Hafner
- Trustee in Bankruptcy. 514-983-8700.
MONTREAL
AREA
ONLY
FOR SALE
MAG
FOR SALE
ESTATE/MOVING SALE. Tons
of quality articles
for sale: washer/
dryer,
cutlery,
dishes, new leather jackets (Danier),
dresses,
leather
purses, tools, junior golf clubs, etc.
March 21/22: 8-3.
2612 Equestrian
(Saddlebrook), St.
Lazare. 514-5621897.
WHEELS
(Set of 4). RTX
Baron
15”
Mag
Wheels with Kumho
P185/65R15 All Season Tires. Used one
season. $400. 514705-8760
4
CORLLA
MAG WHEELS
with Pirelli P4.
P195-65-R15 used
15 % and 4 locking nuts with key.
$360. Tel: 514-7922750.
LIGHT TRUCK
ALL SEASON
TIRES, Set of 4,
All-Terrain T/A KO
LT 265/70R 16
$220.00514-6595376
SAWMILLS from
only $4,397. MAKE MONEY
& SAVE MONEY
with your own bandmill - cut lumber any
dimension. In stock
ready to ship. Free
info & DVD: www.
NorwoodSawmills.
com/400OT. 1-800566-6899 ext:400OT.
A signed print
of “Two Models” by Sir William Russell
Flint, R.A. The
Medici
Society
Ltd, London 1960
(1/1000).
$325.
Contact 514-7709997.
COLLECTIBLES WANTED
A Military Collector looking for medals, flags, swords and uniforms, pins, documents, books,
helmets, hats, all related war memorabilia. WWI, WWII, Canadian/German or others. Also looking for
antique items, collectibles of all kinds, aviation and nautical items, coins, badges, maps, old signs. Top
dollar paid. Please call Patrick, 450-458-4319 or email [email protected] 2760A Cote St-Charles,
St-Lazare, Reni Decors (next to Mon Village)
DOULA SERVICE
IMMIGRATION
PHARMACIES
KARAVOLAS BOILY, CPA INC.
Tamar Dodenhoff CLD
Brazolot Migration Group
Marilou Leduc
Taxes and Accounting
438 Main Road, Hudson
Tel : 450-458-0406,
EnhancingYour Birth
Prenatal, full in hospital labour
support, & postpartum care
Free consultation (514) 799-7836
35 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC
(450) 458-2186
[email protected]
Affiliated BRUNET
1771 Ste. Angelique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 424-9289
ATTORNEY
DENTISTS
Aumais Chartrand
Dr. Aileen Elliott
100 boul. Don Quichotte, bureau 12
L’Ile-Perrot, QC J7V 6C7
Ph: 514-425-2233 ext. 229
[email protected]
1710 Ste Angélique, Saint Lazare
BOOKKEEPING
Bryan Todd, B. Comm (Acct.)
Business and Personal Accounting Services,
Tax Preparations & Filings Ph. (514) 730-5966
450 455 7924
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Jeffrey Quenneville
Financial Advisor
Raymond James Ltd.
2870 Route Harwood, St-Lazare
450.202.0999
FITNESS & INJURIES
DENTISTS
Dr. Don Littner & Dr. Morty Baker
472B Main Rd, Hudson
Ph. (450) 458-5334
Greg Lothian, B.Sc.,CAT(C), CSCS
Professional strength coach & Low back/ injury
reconditioning therapist.
Become strong & injury free!
514-867-5684 mifitpro.com
NOTARIES
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Jean-Pierre Boyer
drs. Martina Kleine-Beck
L.L., L., D.D.N.
1576 C Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-2323
Psychologist
514.265.1386
martinakb _ [email protected] hotmail.com
OPTICIANS
Lunetterie Vista
1867 E Ste. Angélique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 455-4500
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Sandy Farrell, Davis Facilitator
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD & Learning
disabilities can be corrected.
www.dyslexiacorrection.ca
(450) 458-4777
ORTHODONTISTS
Dr. Amy Archambault
Dr. Paul Morton
Your Local Specialists in Orthodontics
JOIN THE PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
450-510-4007
[email protected]
3206, boul. de la Gare, Suite 160
Vaudreuil-Dorion (450)218-1892
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FOR SALE
FOR SALE
Interior window shutters
with
functional louvers
and hinges.
#1 high speed
internet $32.95/
Absomonth.
MDF
construction, lacquer finish, cream colour.
9 at 21-23” wide
by 64” high.
3 at 27-28” wide
by 66” high.
$20 each or $200
for the lot. Call
(514) 346-3234.
lutely no ports are
blocked. Unlimited
downloading. Up to
11Mbps download
and 800Kbps upload.
Order today at www.
acanac.ca or call toll
free 1-866-281-3538.
Queen size bedQCNA (Quebec room set, gold/
C o m m u n i t y taupe steel frame,
Newspapers As- headboard
and
can footboard. Mattress
sociation)
place your classified
ad into 24 weekly
papers throughout
Quebec - papers just
like the one you are
reading right now!
One phone call does
it all! Call Marnie at
QCNA 514-697-6330.
Visit: www.qcna.org.
and boxspring. Tall
dresser and one
nighttable,
both
taupe colour wood.
Very clean, great
condition. Used in
guest room. $360.
450-424-8670.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
GARAGE
SALE
HOUSE
FOR RENT
HOUSE FOR
SALE
INDOOR/
M O V I N G
SALE. St-Lazare
H u d s o n ,
bright 4 bedroom cottage,
Hudson Bungalow 2010 construction
for
sale by owner.
Sat March 21 &
Sun March 22
from 2:00 to 4:00
p.m. MUST SELL
ARMOIRE & SOFA,
etc. 1242 Lexington, Saint-Lazare
J7T 2L3. For info
call:
514-516-1790.
immediate occupancy, large back
yard facing south,
extensive interior
renovations-including kitchen, 3
new bathrooms +
wood stove. Appliances + basic
furniture can be
provided as an
option. 514-2382417
GARBAGE
REMOVAL
Three bedroom
bungalow for
rent in the heart
Ivan’s
Garbage Removal
of Hudson, central
vacuum, all stainless
steel appliances including dishwaher,
washer, dryer. Banana shaped bath
tub, wood fire place
and piano. Reduced
$1,300 / month short
or long term. Well
behaved pets accepted. Please call
514-993-3552.
will remove renovation debris and
junk from houses,
sheds,
garages,
basements. Also
old fences, decks
and
balconies.
Available 7 days/
week. Call 514804-8853.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
FASHION DESIGNER
BOHOCHIC BRAND
QUALIFICATIONS:
- DEC or Bac in fashion Design.
- Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel
- Knowledge of women’s wear.
Boho-Chic in particular.
- Minimum of 2 years in fashion design.
- Detail oriented.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
- Develop new designs, collections.
- Work with pattern master to develop
pre-production samples.
- Evaluate samples on dress forms.
Sizes S - 5X
- Make sure changes are implemented
in production.
- Evaluate performance of styles to meet
customer tastes.
- Work in Hudson, No Traffic!
- Salary to be discussed.
Located at 184 Cameron Street, Hudson, J0P 1H0. Open
House Sun. March 8,
15, 22, 29 1:00 p.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Very
well
maintained.
3+2 bedrooms, 31/2
bathrooms,ask ing
$589,000. Call 514972-8237. Please no
agents.www.kijiji.ca
#1051332835.
HOUSE FOR
SALE
Private sale of
house, village of
Hudson on Pine, 2
bedroom cottagestyle house, central
village,
hardwood
floors, 11/2 bathrooms, large lot. Asking $279,000. Call
514-983-7164
HOUSE TO
SHARE
MUSIC
LESSONS
OFFICE FOR
RENT
Looking for
vegetarian person to
share house
Music lessons - 500
square
Piano and sing- ft.ground floor
ing lessons from a c o m m e r c i a l
qualified profession- space opposite city
in Hudson area.
Please call 438829-5429.
al with over 20 years
experience. Adults
and children. Various
styles. 450-424-1072.
MOVING
¿Moving?
All
Reliable,
jobs.
reasonable,
fully
equipped. Local and
Ontario, Maritimes,
USA. 35 yrs experience. Call Bill or
Ryan. 514.457.2063
MOVING SALE
Dinning
set
36x72 glass top
with 6 black leather chairs, home office furniture and
more.
FrançaisEnglish 514-9280545
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
NOW HIRING for our West Island
location across from
FAIRVIEW SHOPPING CENTER
OFFICE FOR
RENT
Saint-Anne de-Bellevue,
200 sq ft ofground
fice,
level, bay window
overlooking main
street. Charming
century old building close to shops,
services, restaurants. $900./mth.
Call 514-975-0546
Two Small offices or studios. Main Road
near Cameron in
Hudson. $175 and
$250 per month
respectively. Immediate. Flexible.
Possibility of 3
more professional
office spaces. Call
514-677-7696.
hall. Recently renovated. $700/month,
all inclusive. Call 514924-2496
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOPS
Photography
Wo r k s h o p s
in St-Lazare!!
Learn,
make
friends, have fun
while you master the tricks and
tools to bring
your photography to the next
level. Now taking
registrations for
the Spring 2015
season!!
More
info at ThePhotoAdventure.com
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.
We are looking for motivated, strong
sales candidates to join our team.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Hard working & result oriented.
• Must be enthusiastic and driven to be
a team player.
• Sales or B2B experience an asset
• Excellent English communication skills
WE OFFER:
• Paid training in friendly environment
with our dynamic team.
• Hourly wages plus commission and
bonuses.
• Opportunity to work from home
once successfully trained.
*Mon-Thurs 9-4 Fri 9-3
Send your CV to:
[email protected] or
call 514- 980-4848 for more details
Call 514-319-1856 or email your CV to
[email protected]
DO THE MATH.
ADVERTISE IN THE NEWSPAPER.
NADbank, ComBase: Adults 18+, print and online
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RETAIL SPACE
AVAILABLE
SERVICES
SERVICES
AUTOS FOR SALE
Five Star retail
space
available. Hud-
P l u m b e r
available for re-
Vacuum Cleaner. Sales and repair of all brands, 40 years in service
1996
Honda
Civic Si with
multiple modifications: JDA B16A
John: 514-623-5786.
SEASONAL
EMPLOYMENT
Falcon Golf
Club
staff
needed
for
2015 Season.
Grounds maintenance, pro-shop,
bag drop, starters/
marshals. Contact:
[email protected]
hotmail.com
SERVICES
All
renovations
and
construction.
Free
estimates.
Framing, plaster,
windows, doors,
floors,
stairs,
ceramic
tiling,
painting.
Basements, kitchens,
bathrooms.
Experienced work.
Jonathan:
514402-9223.
RBQ
5688-2244-01.
Aspirateurs Hudson.com
67 McNaughten
Hudson, Quebec
450-458-7488
CARS FOR SCRAP
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
Mazda Protégé
5, 2003, 5 doors,
manual
transmission, A/C, 171,000
km. Runs well. Asking $1,675. Call 450458-0581 (evenings),
438-822-6875 (cell)
black Hon$ Buy cars for scrap. Running or 1999
da Civic CX hatch GMC
not. 24/7. www.scrapvehicule.com
back.
Manual.
Call 514-951-4203
YLJ
Supplying your
Vaudreuil-Dorion,
St-Lazare, Hudson and
West Island Regions
270000 km. Rusty
but runs great. Many
new parts incl. timing belt, wtr pump
and rad. 8 rims and
tires. $1500 neg. Call
Steffan after 4:00pm.
514-826-5539.
or
email
[email protected]
AUTOS FOR SALE
4-door, 5-speed AC,
159,000 km, $3495.
(514) 941-5320
Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas 1999.
British Racing Green
with tan interior.
278,000 Km (engine
168k; tranny 30k;
Diff 32k). New winter tires. $1,000 or
best offer. Contact
Wayne 450-458-7699
[email protected]
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. 514-7730394
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
PICK UP
2005 SIERRA. 4 2005
WHEEL DRIVE, 4
DOORS, BOX LINER.
CLEAN AND SOLID,
NEVER WINTER DRIVEN. 170,000 KM. $
3000.00
LD
Handyman / For
small jobs. Call
(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.
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
SO
son Mews 422
Main Road in the
heart of downtown Hudson. Call
Dennis 450-4584119.
pairs and services,
renovation
and
new construction.
Call Terry: 514965-4642.
AUTOS FOR SALE
Kia
Sportage Mazda 3 for sale,
LX 2009 with 2006, charcoal-black,
Saturn Mazda 3 Sport
VUE - Black 185,000 2007. Std. 97000
km-great
condition-$2500 or best
offer. Call 514-7176256.
km. 4 door. Black.
Excellent condition.
$6,200. Phone or text
438-496-1299.
2013 Mazda CX5 SUV Crossover FWD
Exceptionally well maintained, immaculate
41,000km. Sunroof, Bluetooth
Mazda3 2006, 4 door, manual, sunroof, condition.
connectivity, touch-screen audio system,
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.
heated seats, rear-view camera, 8 tires, Surelock, extended warrantee. $22,000 450-4585536
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Spinning a high energy spiritual
exercise for local Anglican priest
James Armstrong
Special Contributor
Catch the Spirit Café kicks off its
2015 season with an up-beat, high
energy exploration of the spirituality of physical fitness: ‘Fearfully and
Wonderfully Made’ with Reverend Dr.
Neil Mancor , a YMCA certified fitness
instructor with a specialization in cardio cycling also known as spinning. He
noted in a recent interview that not everyone is aware of the term “spinning”
in reference to cardiovascular exercise
on a stationary bicycle.
“Spinning incorporates loud, physical activity and spirituality,” said Mancor explaining that many people define spiritual activity as something
quiet and serene. The spinning terminology can also be misleading. “When
I tell someone that I do spinning as a
spiritual activity they say ‘that must be
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very quiet and relaxing,’” said Mancor
with a chuckle.
Diagnosed as a diabetic several
years ago, Mancor was motivated to
improve his own physical fitness. In
the process, he began helping other
people who needed to get into shape
for health reasons. “That’s how I got
interested in spinning.” he said noting,
“The only way to be a successful diabetic is to become a fitness instructor.”
As well as serving as the priest for
Saint George’s Anglican Church in
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue,
Mancor
teaches a Thursday morning spinning
class at the West Island YMCA. He sees
the emotional and spiritual benefits
that are also a product of this strenuous form of exercise. “Whatever you
are dealing with in your life, leave it
on the bike,” said Mancor adding, “It’s
all about pushing yourself out of your
comfort zone and focusing your mind.”
Thursday, March 19, 2015
He sees the loudness and physical exertion as great stress relievers particularly when people are experiencing a
lack of energy.
Vivianne LaRiviere of The Song
Room will be providing music for this
event. Bring a drum, your workout
outfit and join in. There will be delicious Café style food. A donation of
non-perishable food items for the local food bank Le Pont/Bridging would
be greatly appreciated. This event
takes place at St Mary’s Hall, 273 Main
Road Hudson, QC from 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. Free-will contribution. Everyone
welcome!
HOTO COURTESY REV. DR. NEIL MANCOR
Rev. Dr. Neil Mancor brings the spirituality
of spinning to Hudson on Sunday afternoon,
March 22.
Fruits and veggies could be the
key to living longer
(NC) We’re living longer than ever,
according to a report from the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States. The average life expectancy
south of the border is now just shy of
80 – coming in at 78.8 years of age.
So, what’s behind this positive
trend? According to the CDC, people
are living healthier lives and that includes eating better and exercising
more. The result has been a reduction in cancer rates, heart disease and
strokes.
We can all remember our parents
urging us to eat our fruits and vegetables if we wanted to grow up big and
strong. As it turns out, they were right.
Studies show that people who eat diets
with plenty of fruits and vegetables can
significantly reduce their risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
In Canada, we have access to abun-
dant supplies of produce all year
round. Part of the reason for this is
modern agricultural innovations, like
crop protection products, that help
farmers produce abundant yields.
In fact, in Canada, some 65 per cent
of vegetable crops would be lost to
weeds, insects or diseases without pesticides. Similarly, almost 70 per cent of
fruit crops would be lost.
And pesticides are thoroughly regulated by Health Canada to ensure they
are safe so Canadians can enjoy their
daily dose of fruit and veggies without
a worry. According to the Canadian
Food Inspection Agency most produce in Canada has absolutely no detectable levels of pesticide residue on
them and in cases where they do, the
amount present is much too small to
have any negative impact.
The Mustangs split their rst two
games against St-Jerome Panthers
Marc C-Gaudet
[email protected]
Gabriel Dubois led the Mustangs to
a 6-4 win over his former team, the StJerome Panthers, in the second game
of the quarter final. Dubois scored
twice and assisted once. The Mustangs
tied that series 1-1 after they lost the
first game 3-1 at the Melancon Arena.
The Mustangs opened the scoring with Kevin Larouche slapping the
puck behind netminder Philippe Gingras in the 39th second. At 18:20 Karl
Malette tied the game.
In the middle frame, Samuel CLedoux pushed the visitors in a 2-1
lead, and former Panther Dubois blew
one more goal to that lead. Alexandre
Gauthier increased a fourth goal at
11:43. Little more than three minutes
later, Malette reduced that lead in
beating puckstopper Jeffrey Turcotte
at 14:01. Fifty-seven seconds later
Dubois scored his second goal of the
afternoon and both teams returned
to their dressing rooms with the Mustangs leading 5-2 after 40 minutes.
P-O Grandmaison and Francis
Levesque brought the Panthers closer
when they beat Turcotte, but Cedric RThibault gave a little breathing room
as he buried the puck past Gingras.
In the first game on Friday night,
March 13, the Panthers jumped early and took a 3-1 win. Karl Malette
opened the scoring in the first period.
Yan Dumontier doubled that lead in
the middle frame and Nick Marois
completed the scoring, while Etienne
Hudon avoided the shut-out to Gingras. It was the first loss the Mustangs
suffered in the last 11 games.”The momentum just changed in the series,
this is a great win,” said General Manager Sylvain Lalonde after the Game
2 of the series on Sunday afternoon,
March 15.
Elsewhere in the QJHL series: Sherbrooke Cougars lead 2-0 over Lachine
Maroons. Ste-Agathe lead 2-0 over
Princeville Titans and the series Granby/Longueuil is tied 1-1.
The Mustangs started the playoffs last week in the Quebec’s Junior
Hockey League when they faced the
Terrebonne Cobras. It was a best-offive series which started March 3 in
Vaudreuil-Dorion and was completed
Sunday, March 8. The Mustangs beat
the Cobras, 5-3, 3-0 and 6-5 in overtime. Fans of the Mustangs are invited
to cheer their local heroes for game
four Thursday, March 19. “This is the
first time in four years we win a series
in the QJHL,” said GM Sylvain Lalonde
on the latest performance of his team.
“We invite the people of VaudreuilDorion to support us.”
On Sunday, March 8, the Mustangs
and the Cobras battled very hard in
the third game of the series. Mathieu
Amyot opened the scoring at 18:13 on
PHOTO BY KARINE BGAUDET
Mustang teammates congratulate each other after the first goal of the series against the Terrebonne Cobras.
a power play. At 19:45, Emeric Hudon
doubled that lead when he beat Cobras’ netminder Steven Veilleux, who
was not happy conceding the goal. He
was so frustrated that he took 10-minute misconduct for the way he acted
after the goal. He left the net to his
back-up Tommy Viboux.
In the middle frame, the Cobras
came alive in the first minute of play
when Yamy Girard beat puckstopper
Jeff Turcotte and tied the game when
Jeremy Plourde scored at 7:45. Olivier
K-Rouleau pushed the locals in a 3-2
lead at 11:02, but Matthieu Ouellette
brought the game back in a deadlock
at 15:46.
In the third period, both teams
scored twice. Gabriel Dubois moved
the Mustangs in a 4-3 lead, but Benoit Charron tied it again. At 17:08, KRouleau gave a 5-4 lead to the locals,
but with 52 seconds left on the clock,
Mathieu Ouellette slammed his second goal of the afternoon sending the
game in OT. In this extra period, Kevin
Larouche made the fans happy when
he slammed the puck past goalie Veilleux at 3:15. Veilleux was in the net for
19:45 allowing two goals; Viboux replaced him for the second and third
period conceding three goals on 23
shots. Turcotte at the other end kept
the Mustangs in the game stopping 21
of the 26 pucks he saw.
On Friday night, the Mustangs
blanked the Cobras, 3-0, at Terrebonne’s Cité-des-Sports Sports Complex. Larouche opened the scoring
in the first period. And the Mustangs
completed the scoring when Hudon
beat Veilleux at 17:42 and Alexis Roy
slammed the puck into an empty net
at 18:54. Turcotte faced only 18 pucks
in that game while Veilleux faced 37
shots.
In the first game of the series, the
Mustangs outplayed the Cobras 5-3.
Mathieu Amyot opened the scoring in
the second minute of play. Ouellette
tied the game on a power play while
Etienne Salvail was in the penalty box.
But Salvail avenged his penalty as he
scored three goals in the first period.
After the first period, the Mustangs led
4-2. In the middle frame, Joey Brisebois brought the game closer as he
tallied a goal at 12:23. But in the third
stanza Sean Campbell completed the
scoring and secured the win to the
Mustangs at 17:52.
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The English Indoor Gardener
Marvellous Mother-in-Law’s Tongue a great investment
PHOTO BY GREG JONES
James Parry
Your Local Journal
In
celebration of the recent
International
Women’s
Day,
thought we might
devote this week’s
column to a very
special group of women worldwide
known as mothers-in-law. And, despite what you guys might be thinking,
this is not a joke!
I mean, when was the last time you
guffawed over a father-in-law joke?
Ever? Of course not. They didn’t write
any. At least none that I’ve ever heard
of it. But mothers-in-law? Why they
have been the butt of humour ever
since the first known couple got married and swore to forsake all others for
better or worse. Which, according to
my exhaustive research, first occurred
in the Rift Valley in South Africa on
March 12, in the year 3000 BC. Nah,
just made that up. But you get my drift?
Did you know that mothers-in-law
actually have their very own plant
named after them? For many years,
a favourite in my indoor garden and
a showstopper when I move it outdoors every summer to stand tall in a
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huge terracotta pot. Looking for all the
world like some exotic species from
South Africa or India that is starkly
sensational and seemingly indestructible.
No surprise really. As the plant I’m
referring to is Sansevieria trifasciata otherwise known as Mother-in-Law’s
Tongue, Snake’s Tongue, or Bowstring
Hemp – native to both countries and
an excellent investment for any firsttime indoor gardener.
Why? Because, just like the CastIron plant, Aspidistra - a firm favourite in Victorian England - it is trouble
free and thrives on neglect. But more
about that later.
For the record, it is named after a
certain Prince of Sanseviero named
Raimond de Sangro who was born in
Naples, Italy, in 1710, and is in fact a
member of the Lily family (Liliaceae)
with well over 50 species identified
and described. Moreover, in India at
least, it continues to be an important
crop for long, durable fiber where it is
still known as Bowstring Hemp.
That being said, it is a tender, perennial plant that has thick, creeping
root stocks that produce clusters of six
stemless leaves that can grow up to 4
ft. high. The thick leaves grow stiffly
erect and are usually yellow-edged
Hudson
$738,000
40 Mayfair, Hudson
$347,500
14-16 de la Gare,
Rigaud
Prestigious bungalow in Hudson’s
Valleys. 9’ ceilings throughout
and recessed 10’ ceilings in some
rooms. Dream kitchen with wood
cabinets and granite counter tops.
3 BED with ensuite bath in master
bed. Exterior finished with superior quality materials, uni-stone
driveway, sidewalks and balconies. Fenced in ground 18 x 12
fiberglass pool.
Rigaud - Waterfront
$169,000
VSLL
Gorgeous property on Outaouais
River. Rigaud-sur-le-lac area in
a quiet cul-de-sac. Wood kitchen
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bedrooms, 2 propane fireplaces,
3-season solarium with a stunning view of the water, huge
master bedroom with ensuite
bathroom and walk-in, double
$567,000
88 Ch. De la Pointe-au-Sable, garage, in-ground pool. A definite
must see, call us today...
Rigaud
Recent 4-Bedroom cottage
in the heart of Vaudreuilsur-le-Lac. Double garage,
in demand location, property
backing on forest. Heated
inground pool. Perfect for
family. Treat yourself with
$543,000
this little piece of paradise!
63, rue des Arbrisseaux, Low taxes!!
Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
Rigaud – no smoking triplex
Coteau du Lac - SOLD
Beautiful and affordable
triplex with good return.
Revenues of $23,400.
Electricity and heating at
the expense of tenants.
No smoking building with
regulations. Who will be
the lucky one?
Spacious, large cottage that offers 2,300 sq.ft. in good condition. Double detached garage.
4 bedrooms, practical kitchen.
Family room and laundry room
on main floor. Great opportunity for a handy man (flooring on
ground floor to be redone). Roof
redone in 2012. Quiet location
close to highway 20.
St-Clet
Beautiful
and
spacious
bungalow that offers 3 bedrooms, all appliances, finished basement, a spectacular 4-season solarium, a spa,
a huge cabana, a carport.
Well maintained, many improvements done by current
$285,000
owner, ready to move in, just
13 Antoine, St-Clet bring in your furniture.
$274,500
27 Chasle,
Coteau-du-Lac
Vaudreuil-Dorion
137 Boul. de la Cité-desJeunes, Vaudreuil-Dorion
dark green in colour with bands of
greyish markings.
While Sansevieria is a very tolerant plant, it does thrive best in a light
sunny window with average house
humidity and with soil on the dry side.
But it will also thrive when moved outside to the garden or patio in a sheltered location for the summer months
although care must be taken to provide gradual exposure to full sunshine,
otherwise the leaves will be damaged
from sunburn.
A shady spot under trees makes for
the ideal setting. Put a couple of mine
there last spring, literally forgot about
them as the trees filled in and the ferns
grew up around, and they thrived. So
much so that I shall be splitting and dividing them come the warm weather.
A delicate operation? Not at all.
Like with my Hostas, I use a big serrated–edge breadknife or bow saw and
make believe I’m slicing a pizza before
putting the individual portions into a
pot with good potting soil and giving
them a good watering before forgetting about them for the next few weeks
or so.
Do they flower? Well, it is said that
you can own one for decades - that’s
how long they live - and never see a
bloom. And then one day, seemingly
Renovated ground floor
condo 1998. 2 bedrooms and
1 bathroom. 891sq.ft. of living space. Condo fees $115/
month. Well sought-after
location. Wood fireplace in
living room. Nice windows.
Gorgeous view from the
backyard on forest and river.
Rigaud 6 commercial +
industrial condos
Condo close to the
train station
Brand new condo. Semi
basement, 2 bedrooms, 5
year new home guaranty,
gas fireplace. Last one
$147,042 + taxes available, recently reduce
430 Sylvio-Mantha #2, by $10,000
Vaudreuil-Dorion
$1,250,000 + gst/pst
17-27 Henri-Petit,
Rigaud
Recent construction (2008).
Quality construction (concrete/
Styrofoam R-50) Radiant heated
floors (hot water). Includes 6
condos, 2,500 sq.ft. each. 2
condos rented for +$60,000/
year, 3 condos used by owner
and 1 available for rent. Excellent revenue.
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Mother-in-law’s Tongue has had a bad rap
over the years but a more sturdy and problemfree indoor plant would be hard to find.
out of the blue, it will produce a flower
stalk up to three feet high and covered
in dozens of flower buds that will open
to give white or cream coloured flowers with a strong and pleasing scent.
My main one never has. But hey, I’ve
only had it for 30 years. And hope
springs eternal!
Meanwhile, have fun in your indoor garden. And do keep those questions coming. Who knows? I may even
have an answer!
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St-Lazare
$412,500
1762 du Bordeaux,
St Lazare
Well-maintained house offering 4
bedrooms, master bedroom has
walk-in and ensuite bathroom.
Double garage, pellet stove and
double face fireplace between
living room and dining room, a/c.
Generator ready to use. Exterior is
complete with cabana, paved U
shaped entrance, and huge wood
deck of 850sf with in ground pool
under a retractable dome.
Rigaud
New listing in Rigaud. Opportunity. Large bungalow.
1900 sq. ft. 3-bedroom
and 2 full bathrooms.
Quality construction. In
ground pool. Renovated
$347,500
kitchen and bathroom.
64 Lauzon, Rigaud Large 2x garage.
St-Lazare
Recently constructed bungalow.
Ideal for a small family and/
or couple. Huge master bedroom. Finished basement with
bedroom, family room, powder
room where a shower can easily
be added and a storage room.
Beautiful backyard with garden,
$274,500
pool and a lot of space. Quiet
1225 Alfred-Campeau, sought-after neighbourhood,
close to all amenities.
St-Lazare
Vaudreuil-Dorion
$229,900
3185 Boul. de la Gare,
apt. 401, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Commercial site
prime location
Exceptional
commercial site
Commercial space in prime
location on St-Charles in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The net price is
$15/sq.ft. plus administration
fees and taxes of $8.51/sq.ft.
The price will be increased to
$16 net/sq.ft. on September 1st
Commercial space 2016. Sub-lease ends August
555 Avenue St-Charles, 31 2020. The building offers
Vaudreuil-Dorion
2,530 sq. ft.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Urban condominium with a large
master bedroom, concrete structure, an underground parking,
an elevator, an in ground swimming pool, a gym and an urban
chalet. This unique real estate
opportunity offering modern living is strategically located, close
to Vaudreuil’ s shopping, easy
access to highways and minutes
from Montreal. A must see!
Commercial building
in excellent condition
very well located in
the heart of VaudreuilDorion, easy access to
New listing
470 Avenue St-Charles, highway 40.
Vaudreuil-Dorion
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3165 boul. de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion J7V 0L5
PHASE II - Bright 2 bedroom condos with exterior parking, outdoor swimming pool and gym
Own this condo !
Phase 2
Unit 204 - Building 8
Condo: 1065 sq.ft.
Balcony: 110 sq.ft.
Total: 1175 sq.ft.
Promotional price
for a limited time only !
193,900$
Taxes, exterior parking,
A/C , locker, and access to
the gym and outdoor
swimming pool included !
Several other models available at
30 years of excellence
450 510-0977
Several units from 176,900$ to 450,900$
Immediate occupation or for summer/fall 2015
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