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PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Michel Vallée (left), Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Director for Culture and the Arts, Mayor Guy Pilon, and District 5 Councillor Rénald Gabriele stand in front of the Je Suis symbol at Parc de la Maison Valois
on Tuesday, March 24. All three attended the first United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit in Bilbao, Spain, last week to discuss how the Je Suis cultural program has brought
the city’s diverse cultural communities together. See story on page 3.
“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” - Cesar Chavez
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Beaconsfield Mayor George Bourelle told attendees at the March 23 council meeting that he
would be enforcing the question period parameters distinguishing between those coming from
residents and those from journalists and bloggers.
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A verbal spar surfaced at the March
23 Beaconsfield council meeting when
Mayor Georges Bourelle voiced his objections to a question being asked outside of the allotted question period as
well as to the question-asker’s agenda.
Following the Urban Planning department request for a permit for the
construction of a main building at 600
Lakeshore which was approved by five
of the six councillors, resident Rhonda
Massad asked for clarification on why
District 4 Councillor Pierre Demers
voted against the motion.
“I will allow the question,” said
Bourelle to Massad. “You’re here as a
journalist and you’re not supposed to
be asking questions, but I will allow it.”
Massad countered she was in attendance as a Beaconsfield resident and
taxpayer, a response that precipitated
a verbal exchange between the two on
who can ask questions of elected officials.
“You’re here as a journalist,” Bourelle repeated to Massad who is a freelance contributor to The Suburban
newspaper. “It’s very, very clear, and
questions from journalists are asked at
the end of the meeting.”
Describing the mayor’s actions as
denying ‘Freedom of speech,’ and saying she paid $9000 in property taxes,
Massad polled the six sitting council
members to determine if they supported Bourelle’s statement. With the
exception of Demers, the councillors
sided with the mayor.
“As far as I’m concerned,” said
Demers, “she should be able to
specify whether she’s asking a question as a resident or a journalist.” As
chair of the CCU (Comité consultatif d’urbanisme), Demers then explained his position in voting against
the proposed changes to the home
due to its high roof-line. Demers said
he supports the recommendation
made by the PAC (Planning Advisory
Committee) to refuse the permit.
When questioned after the meeting, Bourelle reiterated that because
Massad contributes to a newspaper
and posts her stories on a blog, her
presence at council meetings is one of
a ‘journalist’ as opposed to a resident.
“She writes articles about Beaconsfield. She wrote recently questioning
our EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) program,” said Bourelle. “As a journalist, that’s her right. But if she wants to
write and comment on Beaconsfield,
she has to respect the fact that we’re
going to treat her as a journalist.”
District 3 Councillor Wade Staddon
said, “Mayor Bourelle has been very
good at shutting down the chaos factor that we had in the last two councils. I personally am not one to see it
return so I have no problem with shutting anyone down, as required, during
the middle of the meeting when they
shouldn’t be asking questions.”
“If she wants to come to council
meetings and be treated as a resident,
then she will simply have to stop doing journalist work on Beaconsfield
municipal affairs,” Bourelle told Your
Local Journal. “She cannot do both.”
He further said if Massad were to ask
questions during the 30-minute public
question period, she would also be refused.
“A citizen (who) becomes a journalist cannot ask questions that they can
then go ahead and report on,” said District 1 Councillor David Pelletier. “You
can’t set a fire, as a journalist, and then
stand back and report on that fire.”
Bourelle said Councillor Demers’
actions in siding with Massad asking
questions was due to a ‘partnership’
in becoming the opposition to the rest
of council and said it’s clearly part of
a political agenda. When asked if silencing a resident was undemocratic,
Bourelle replied, “She can do all the
talking she wants in her blog and The
Suburban. I don’t have to give her a
platform at my council meetings. She’s
got plenty of opportunity to carry her
political agenda.”Massad ran for mayor against Bourelle in the 2013 municipal elections, losing by 259 votes.
Reached before going to press,
Massad told Your Local Journal she’s
sought legal counsel to clarify who can
ask questions at municipal council
meetings.
T H E
P A G E
T H R E E
S T O R Y
Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Je Suis cultural program
garners international recognition
John Jantak
Your Local Journal
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion’s
Je Suis cultural program took centre
stage last Wednesday, March 18, during a presentation to international
delegates at the first United Cities and
Local Governments (UCLG) Culture
Summit in Bilbao, Spain.
Mayor Guy Pilon, Michel Vallée,
the city’s Director for Culture and the
Arts, and District 5 Councillor Rénald
Gabriele attended the three day summit to discuss how Je Suis has brought
the city’s diverse cultural communities
together. They also listened to other
delegates from around the world describe how their respective cultural
initiatives have united citizens within
their own cities.
Vaudreuil-Dorion was the only
North American city, referred to as a
pilot or lead city, that was invited to
present its Je Suis (I am) program bePHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE VAUDREUILDORION
cause of the strategies it used to suc- Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon addresses the attendees at the first United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit in Bilbao,
cessfully initiate and integrate cultural Spain. The three day summit held last week from March 18 to 20 featured a presentation by Pilon and other city representatives on how the Je Suis
programs within a sustainable urban cultural program has brought the city’s diverse cultural communities together.
environment in the past five years
Suis symbol in Parc de la Maison Valois
other cities, we wanted to start a proThe city’s annual Féte Nationale
when it was first adopted in 2010.
on St. Charles Avenue that was built to
cess where people could begin to get
parade which focuses on its “Mosaic”
Some of the cities represented at
begin the process of harmonization of
to know each other.
theme keeps growing in size and scope
the UCLG summit included Angers,
its many unique cultural groups, said
“We’ll never be able to put an exeach year because the city embraces
France; Concepción, Chile; Yarra
Pilon.
act number on what the end result
its many unique identities and enRanges, Australia; Belo Horizonte,
The mayor admitted there was
was with this project,” Pilon added. “If
courages participants to display their
Brazil; and Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Delskepticism amongst some citizens
we didn’t do this five years ago, what
cultural heritage, added Pilon.
egates shared their success stories and
who questioned the rationale behind
would things be like now? Would there
For Vallée, whose commitment and
discussed some the difficulties they’ve
the project when it was first unveiled.
be graffiti everywhere? We don’t know.
work on Je Suis since its inception has
had to surmount in adopting cultural
The Je Suis probrought the cultural program to interinitiatives within
gram is not like
national prominence, the city’s partheir own com“We discussed how we can use culture to make our
sports. There is no
ticipation at the UCLG was a proud
munities.
competition. And
achievement for all Vaudreuil-Dorion
“We were very
communities better. The work we do with our cultural
I’m sure the rearesidents.
proud to have
program brings our citizens together which helps our
son we don’t have
“It was an incredible moment,” said
been there for a
many social probVallée. “It made us stop and reflect on
community thrive in a positive way.”
city of our size
lems is because
everything we did with Je Suis for the
-Vaudreuil-Dorion Director for Culture and the Arts Michel Vallée
with 37,000 peowe’ve
brought
past five years. It was very emotional to
ple,” Pilon told
people together
realize how far we have come. It’s inYour Local JourFive years later, residents have emand included them through our culcredible that our city can have a place
nal during an interview at his city hall
braced the theme behind the Je Suis
tural programs.”
on the world stage with other major
office on Tuesday morning. “It was
symbol. It has now become an iconic
Pilon said the recent Holi Hai celcities like Mexico City.
amazing because there was a huge
landmark that draws people to the
ebration that was held by the Indian
“The summit provided an important
screen and the city logo was there
park to take photographs in front of it
community in early March was a true
forum to discuss the future and imporwhen we presented our project. We
celebrate personal events such as marindicator of the positive efforts made
tance of culture within communities,”
accomplished something amazing
riages and graduations.
by the city to reach out to various culVallée added. “We discussed how we
because we’re a small town that de“It took political will and guts to
tural organizations and embrace their
can use culture to make our commuveloped a cultural program that other
go ahead with that sign in the park,”
identities. He encouraged more groups
nities better. The work we do with our
cities can look at and take away somesaid Pilon. “We have over 90 different
to contact and work together with the
cultural program brings our citizens
thing from it.”
nationalities in our community. Even
city in order to stage more unique cultogether which helps our community
The centerpiece of the city’s cultural
though we didn’t have problems like
tural events.
thrive in a positive way.”
program is the giant green metallic Je
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A messy job
Municipal councils are, by definition, a cross section of the communities they represent and residents,
whether West Island or Off Island,
should take careful note of how their
councils act, react, and above all
else, interact.
While a united council may make
for drama-free politics, it likely won’t
be an honest representation of the
issues at hand. Our political system, for all its flaws and drawbacks,
is properly designed to be a bumpy,
messy, and at times even dysfunctional process in ensuring that every point of view gets expressed and
heard.
Even the most harmonious families, marriages, and friendships
weather their share of storms and
the healthiest will nurse the injury,
learn from the scar tissue, and move
forward as a stronger unit.
The interests of a collective will
never be without discord but as long
as voters have a voice through their
elected officials, our democratic
governance is working, warts and all.
Just as you shouldn’t take your car
to a mechanic who has impeccably
clean coveralls, look for at least a
few specks and splatters of dirt and
oil on your elected officials. It means
they’re doing the job they were
elected to do.
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Dear Editor: [email protected]
Dear Editor,
Reading your newspaper, I came across your
clarification regarding John Jantak’s March 12 article about Mayor Paola Hawa’s new enforcement
of time limit during question period in Ste. Anne
de Bellevue. I wondered, “why the big deal over
the word NEW?” This law has been in effect for
decades indeed, but no mayor with an IQ higher
than 70 has ever dared to enforce it... until now.
I suppose your reporter is not completely wrong
in his assertion; by definition, something is “new”
when it has never been done before.
I did not attend the monthly meetings during
Mayor Bill Tierney’s tenure but I’ve read on social
media from long-standing residents that he never
enforced it. As a matter of fact, an ex-councillor
during his last mandate told us at question period (March 9) that Mr. Tierney listened to and
answered everybody even if it meant the meeting
would last until 11 p.m. I’ve read that Ms. Hawa
was one of the worst culprits during question period under Tierney, according to many regular attendants. I did attend all meetings under Mayor
Francis Deroo between 2009 and 2013. He tried
once to close the question period which had run
way past 30 minutes. It was a difficult evening for
him and the questions were tough. He soon realized it was not a good idea and he “took it like a
man!”
As citizens and taxpayers, these monthly
meetings are the only way to voice our concerns
and questions. It is called democracy. In my opinion, curtailing the question period is an infringement on the rights of residents, and tantamount
to political hara-kiri for any serving mayor. But
then again, I was told I didn’t know much about
politics...
Michèle Cossais
Ste. Anne de Bellevue
Dear Editor,
I am surprise to see in this edition a clarification (Your Local Journal, March 19) in regards to
the article from John Jantak, ‘Ste. Anne’s Mayor
Hawa enforces new 30 minute question period
time limit’ in the March 12 edition.
The 30-minute question period was part of the
old By-law 701. Ms. Hawa abrogated 701 and issued a new regulation 768. If there was a mistake
it was an easy and honest one due to the new 768
regulation.
In the March 12 issue, she mention the new
question period protocol as follows: “It’s one
question per person each time within a 30 minute
time limit.” Here is what the new regulation says:
Temps alloué
Chaque personne peut poser une première
question avec un court préambule et peut ensuite
poser une seconde question sans préambule. I have been attending the town meetings since
2009 and at (former mayor) Francis Deroo’s time,
he never imposed a time limit at the questions
period which was also 30 minutes and never told
me to sit-down even if I was asking tough questions.
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Letters
Continued from page 4
To the letter
There’s nothing a newspaper editor loves more than getting
letters to the editor, even if they’re angry, insulting, or they begin with “Dear Mr. Editor,”.... Hey, I’ve been called worse.
So it’s such a privilege this week to have received more letters than we have room to print and while I may not always
agree with what letter-writers have to say, I’ll do my best to offer a platform, provided the basic tenets of courtesy are followed.
A recent letter-writer was critical of a cover that featured the
recovery of a stolen Chihuahua (this is sometimes front-page
news in community newspapers, that’s just the way it is) saying we shouldn’t be promoting pet stores and also should not
take advertising money from hunting and fishing outlets. It’s a
slippery slope to refuse advertising revenue from what some
readers may perceive as offensive and while the news story
pertained to the recovery of the one-pound Blue Chihuahua
thanks to the joint efforts of two police organizations (can’t
make this stuff up) it was not written to ‘promote’ any commercial interest.
Another writer said he was rather disappointed that I would
express my ‘judgemental opinion’ in an editorial about Selfie
Sticks. If I were to editorialize in any part of the paper but the
editorial, I would have certainly not done my job as an editor.
Or, for that matter, as a journalist.
I once worked for a newspaper where the editor received
an 11-page manifesto about an alien invasion that was said to
have originated in the Niagara Falls region and was headed
straight for the West Island. He left the printout on my desk
with an attached Post-it note that read, “Carmen, please give
me 500 words on this” then watched my reaction from a safe
distance.
If the letters we receive reflect a cross-section of society,
then for the most part, we’re doing okay. It’s touching that
people will take the time from their busy lives to drop a positive note about a memorable experience, or an open letter
commending a positive action in their community.
It’s also heartening that residents will exercise their democratic rights in commenting on local political issues, whether
they attended their respective council meetings or read a subsequent journalist’s report. Got something to say about the
state of healthcare and our long-promised area hospital? Drop
me a line.
We often joke that what doesn’t make it into the paper is
infinitely more interesting than what does make it in. With letters, however, what doesn’t make it in is often more sad, exasperating, and sometimes downright frightening.
A recent xenophobic “How-to” list purporting ways we can
protect ourselves from “terrorists” fails to take into consideration that we already had murders, sexual assaults, wife-beating, radicalized political diatribes, and hate speech in Canada all on our own without pointing fingers at any one ethnic
group.
That people still harbour, nurture, and aim to perpetuate
misconceptions about religious and ethnic groups, and seek
a public platform for their paranoid and misinformed rants,
are some of the worst things I can read after the words “Dear
Editor.”
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We, the citizens, have once a month
only 30 minutes to ask questions.
These questions must be public for citizena to make up their own mind come
the elections.
It’s a well-known situation that Ms.
Hawa does not like strong questions.
People should attend the next
monthly town hall meeting in large
numbers.
A mayor needs to have tougher skin.
Respectfully,
Michel Belleau
Ste. Anne de Bellevue
Dear Editor,
Some remaining victims who were
born with disabilities because their
mothers took the medication Thalidomide during pregnancy have finally
been offered compensation by our federal government.
What about those children with
mental disabilities such as ADHD or
learning disabilities whose pregnant
mothers had certain pesticides detected in the, or were taking some medications such as acetaminophen?
Who is responsible? Who is keeping
records?
What about those cases of dementia that might be due to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), in whom are
seen higher levels of PCBs, a persistent
contaminant in the environment and
which can also be traced in food?
June Irwin M.D.
Hudson
The way it works
Dear Editor,
Four years ago, on the 14th of June
2011, I woke up with one of the most
difficult decisions I would have to face
in my life as a member of parliament:
The decision to take Canada into the
war in Libya. Immediately after parliament opened in the first week of June,
our caucus had debated the matter and
decided that the UN resolution 1973
coupled with the duty to protect overruled any members’ personal feelings
on the matter. It was a difficult debate.
In the end, Jack Layton assured us that
if the government tried to extend the
mission and change the objective to
U.S. style regime change in September
2011 that we would vote against it.
That June day, I walked into the
chamber with my heart heavy. This
was the first vote of my political career.
After Conservatives defeated an NDP
amendment to clarify the mission,
the Liberals, Conservatives, and New
Democrats voted together to protect
civilians in Libya under the UN mandate and resolution. I voted with my
party.
It was the first time I saw party discipline in practice. Jack had listened
carefully to all of us and made the final
decision. I was lucky; I knew that this
was the way the system worked - that
personal beliefs are sometimes outweighed by the decision of a party caucus. You can choose to go against your
party policy, but do this repeatedly and
you no longer belong in that caucus.
That is why it is important to choose
wisely the party that you vote or run
for. I am at home with the New Democrats. Tom Mulcair’s values reflect my
values. We make decisions based on
principle and not out of political calculation or polling.
September 2011 came and the Conservatives proposed to extend the mission in order to remove Gaddafi from
power. This time in the House of Commons, New Democrats stood opposed.
I watched as Liberals and Conservatives voted together for American style
regime change.
This week, the drums of war are
once again beating-this time in Syria
and Iraq. A different war to be sure. As
your member of parliament, I will be
voting against extending the Iraq mission. I will be doing so because I believe Canadian military actions should
be under UN or NATO mandates and
not at the whim of U.S. command. I
welcome all your thoughts and input
on the matter.
We don’t have a perfect system. It
would be ideal to have true collaboration among leaders and parties instead
of partisan chicanery. Until that day
arrives, party discipline will be a reality within all political party caucuses.
It means that the leader may one day
make a decision that is uncomfortable to our personal values. I am lucky
because the New Democratic Party
reflects my values about the environment, our social fabric and building
the strength of our economy for all Canadians. I went in with my eyes open.
This is how our Westminster system
functions. It works even better when
people participate and vote for the
party, leader, and person that best reflect their own values.
Jamie Nicholls
Member of Parliament for
Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Dear Editor,
My wife and I attended the Sunday
matinee performance of Hudson Music Club’s presentation of Thank you
for the Music -ABBA. This was without
a doubt the best amateur production
I have seen in the past 25 years. The
singing was good, and sometimes excellent. The costumes and choreography outstanding. The sets and lighting
very good. There were several songs
which were excellent, but the interpretation of “Voulez-Vous” was so good I
thought I was listening to the original.
The cast and directors deserve kudos
for giving us a wonderful production.
If you have not seen this show, you will
do yourself a disservice by missing it.
Highly recommended.
David Langlois
Hudson
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PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
Former Director of Finance and Information with the Town of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Jacques Lemieux has been hired as the interim Treasurer and Director General for the Town of Hudson.
Hudson hires Interim
Treasurer/Director General
Carmen Marie Fabio and
James Armstrong
Your Local Journal
The Town of Hudson has hired
an individual to fill the vacant positions of interim Director General and
Treasurer following the suspension
of former DG Catherine Haulard and
resignation of Ramin Jawanda, though
securing the employment was not the
decision of a unified council.
In an emergency council meeting held Monday, March 23, council
passed the motion to engage the services of Jacques Lemieux for a threemonth short-term contract to carry out
the duties of both positions. Lemieux
retired from a 30-year career as Director of Finance and Information with
the Town of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
and has spent a year as Assistant Director General with the Conférence régionale des élus Vallée-du-Haut-SaintLaurent.
The motion was voted on and approved at the March 23 meeting by
four of the six councillors – District 1
Councillor Robert Spencer was unable
to attend and District 2 Councillor Ron
Goldenberg exited the meeting after
approximately 10 minutes, citing frustration over communication breakdown within the council.
“I was upset with the way things
were being done,” Goldenberg told
Your Local Journal. “There was an
amendment to the (meeting) agenda.
Instead of saying we were hiring an
interim treasurer, it said we were hiring an interim director general and
treasurer.” Goldenberg also expressed
frustration that despite his 30-plus
years’ experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant, and his position
as the head of the town’s finance committee, he was not part of the interview process and was not informed of
Lemieux’s dual role.
“On the one hand, I wanted to stay
at the meeting and vote against the
whole proposition,” said Goldenberg,
stating he was uncomfortable with
leaving but felt it was the right thing
to do at the time. “On the other hand,
I didn’t want to be part of it. I didn’t
know if (the hiring process) was legal
or not.” Goldenberg stressed his dis-
pleasure is not a reflection on Lemieux
or his qualifications.
Reached before going to press
March 25, Mayor Ed Prévost confirmed Goldenberg was not contacted
due to his, “going against the momentum of council,” and stressed what’s
best for the Town of Hudson takes
precedence over whether a councillor
takes offense to the mayor’s decisions.
“I know I did the right thing.” Prévost
met with Lemieux along with councillors Nicole Durand and Natalie Best
and described his knowledge and skill
level as being ‘overwhelming.’
“From a legal point of view, it’s essential that we have a treasurer,” said
Prévost explaining why council acted
so quickly. “We can’t issue cheques
without one according to the Cities
and Towns Act,” he said. “We didn’t
have any choice. The town was caught
in a state of paralysis and we couldn’t
pay our suppliers.” Prévost said in the
future the town will stipulate the treasurer must give at least a month’s notice before leaving. In Jawanda’s case,
the amount of notice required was two
weeks.
The mayor said Lemieux would help
council draft detailed job descriptions
for the positions of treasurer and director general. Lemieux is well versed
in the details of the Cities and Towns
Act, according to Prévost, and has
given training programs to municipal
councillors and public administrators
on the subject. “He knows MAMOT
(Ministère d’Affaires Municipales et
Occupation du territoire) inside out,”
said the mayor.
Regarding the former Director General Catherine Haulard, Prévost said,
“We offered her the opportunity to return to work after her suspension on
March 9, 11 and 13. She did not come
back so we have since decided that
must mean that she is resigning from
her position.” However, Prévost confirmed that Haulard has not submitted
a letter of resignation. “I know we have
received a request to appear before
the Canadian Labor Relations Board,”
said the mayor in reference to the legal
situation with Haulard. The meeting
is scheduled for the end of April but
could be moved to June.
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St. Lazare jewellery thieves’ trail
leads to Hudson
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
Whoever broke through the rear patio door of Eliana Beckman’s Steeplechase Street home Thursday, February 26 and robbed her of a significant
amount of jewellery has decided that
pearls were not to their liking and left
a proverbial trail of breadcrumbs leading from St. Lazare straight down Côte
St. Charles and into Hudson.
“I think they (robbers)
were only looking for gold.”
- Eliana Beckman
“I found a string of pearls in a snowbank,” said an Upper Whitlock Street
resident who contacted Your Local
Journal after reading about the original robbery in the March 5 edition,
“and I’d like to see if they belong to
the St. Lazare woman so I can return
them.”
The Hudson resident, who asked
not to be named for this story, was
walking northbound along Côte St.
Charles about a week after the robbery
PHOTO WWW.TIAS.COM
This black lacquer jewellery box closely resembles the one taken from
Eliana Beckman’s St. Lazare home after thieves broke in February 26.
when she spotted the pearls along
the west side of the road near Stirling
Street.
Beckman, who has been home
recovering from surgery, had only
been away from her home for a short
time in the afternoon when someone smashed through the patio doors
of her home and headed directly for
the jewellery box. While walking her
dogs the two days later, she found two
strings of pearls tossed into a snow-
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
Beckman shows another string of pearls that was recovered from a roadside snowbank in Hudson following a break-in last month at her Steeplechase Street home. Other necklaces and empty jewellery boxes were
found discarded between St. Lazare and Hudson.
bank at the side
of Steeplechase
about a halfkilometre from
her home along
with an empty, blue velvet jewellery
box. While walking further down Côte
St. Charles, she found another discarded ring container.
“I think they (robbers) were only
looking for gold,” said Beckman who’s
been told by pawnshops that pearls do
not have a good resale value.
Beckman is still offering a cash reward for the return of other pieces
taken from her home including silver, multi-coloured pearls and tri-coloured gold, rings, bracelets, necklaces
and pendants. For more information,
contact (450) 510-4007.
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Compiled by
Carmen Marie Fabio
[email protected]
West Island police files
Station 3 covering Île Bizard, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ste. Geneviève
A 57-year-old woman working at a
Pierrefonds bowling alley was robbed
at gunpoint March 5. Const. Daniel
Maheu reports a suspect arrived at the
counter of the establishment and was
intimidating towards the cashier, forc-
ing her to back up. Coming behind the
counter, he pointed a black gun at her
with his right hand. In English, he said
he didn’t want to hurt her and asked
her to open “the safe.” The woman
handed over an undisclosed amount
of money and he fled the scene westbound on Gouin Boulevard in an older
model 4-door grey car that resembled
a Mazda. The plate was not readable
as the numbers were covered, possibly with electrical tape. The suspect is
described as a white male, standing
approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall.
He was wearing black pants, a black
hoodie, sunglasses, and a black scarf
with some white stripes.
National operation to counter
distracted driving
PHOTO COURTESY SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC
No leads in Pincourt shooting
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
A week after a Pincourt man was shot in the hand in his driveway on Forest Street, police have no
leads. The man was reportedly just parking his car in the apartment building lot when he was approached by a masked gunman who shot him through the car window. The victim drove towards
Don Quichotte Boulevard where he encountered a Sûreté du Québec patrol car who then called an
ambulance. SQ spokesperson Sgt. Joyce Kemp said the investigation is ongoing.
Letters
Continued from page 6
Your Local Journal
Dear Editor,
Thank you to Your local Journal for
the ABBA tickets.
I was one of the contest winners of
two ABBA tickets and my guest and I
greatly enjoyed the show last Thursday
evening. We both loved the singing
and the humour and agreed that It was
wonderful entertainment.
The Hudson Music Club and all
others involved should be proud of a
job well done.
I am always so happy to visit Hudson
and to support the Village Theatre. We
of the West Island owe a huge thanks
to all the people who work so hard to
maintain this precious resource.
Gratefully,
Ellen Dice
Pierrefonds
Dear Editor,
Bill 88 (An Act to amend the Education Act and other legislative provisions) was enacted with the hope of
making school boards more accessible
and accountable to parents. Parents
A national campaign aimed at curbing texting while driving continues until March 29. Titled ‘Textes-tue?,’ a play
on words that can also mean ‘texts kill’
the operation seeks to counter distracted driving due to cell phones, particularly texting. The joint operation
is launched in conjunction with the
Association of Chiefs of Police of Quebec, the Service de police de la Ville
de Montréal (SPVM), and the Société
de l’assurance automobile du Québec
(SAAQ).
In 2014,the use of cell phones while
driving was found to be one of the
leading causes of vehicular collisions
across the province. Whether talking
or texting, phone use significantly re-
duces the attention and concentration
of the driver. Texting while driving can
increase the risk of a collision by up to
23 times.
Under Article 439.1 of the Highway
Safety Code, the mere act of holding a
cell phone in your hand is in violation
of the law. Any driver caught committing this offense is liable for a $120 fine
and three demerit points.
To ensure the safety of all road users, police are reminding motorists of
the alternatives available to drivers.
Use the mobile driving mode application, turn off the cell phone while driving, ask a passenger to take your calls
and pull over at a safe location for any
texting.
can be informed and involved and
help shape their children’s schools.
Now that the bill is law it is interesting
to see if it is having any positive effect.
We now have four parent commissioners on council but unfortunately
they are severely limited because they
do not have the right to vote. I am not
sure a commissioner can be called that
if they cannot vote on anything. Sure
they can voice the opinions of parents
but at school boards where parent
questions and options are limited with
time limits and such, this can only go
so far.
At the Lester B Pearson School
Board, the Central Parents Committee is run by one of the teachers at the
school board. I am not sure how this
can even be called a ‘parents committee’ and wonder whose interests
are being looked after. I think a parent
would be capable of running this committee.
Regarding Bill 88, so far I am not
very optimistic.
Susan Turner
Dollard-des-Ormeaux
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Former Île Perrot residents to embark
on epic adventure
“We wanted to
be really serious
and professional
Call it the adventure of a lifetime.
about it,” Granger
This May 16 three former Île Perrot
said.
residents, Nuka De Jocas McCrae, Ju“Because we
lien Granger and Luc Labelle, plan to
are sharing our
begin a 9,000 km coastal journey by
expedition
we
kayak from Montreal to the tip of Mexwant to do talks
ico’s Yucatan province.
and conferences
“The only thing holding us back
about it and meet
would be the weather,” said Granger.
youth in schools,”
“If there’s too much wind, we can’t go,”
Labelle
said.
he said. “If it’s the day after, we’re leav“We’ve been visiting for sure.”
ing schools… We
The trio hope to leave from Monwant to promote
treal’s Old Port, each paddling one of
e nv i ro n m e n t a l
three 18-foot expedition kayaks proprotection
and
vided by sponsor Epic Kayaks. But
physical activity.”
they’re waiting for a green light from
Added Granger,
the Montreal Port Authority. “We need
“We want to prothe authorization,” Labelle said. “We
mote our passion
don’t have a confirmation yet.”
for the outdoors,
Dubbed the Go Fetch Challenge
that it’s feasible
(Défi Go Fetch in French), the expedifor pretty much
PHOTO BY STEPHANIE O’HANLEY
tion will take at least 15 months and
a n y b o d y …Yo u
Granger (left) and Luc Labelle (right) of Défi Go Fetch in a Montreal restaurant March 25 are waiting for the word
includes stops in New York City, Mihave a dream, just Julien
to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
ami, Panama City, New Orleans and
do it.”
Corpus Christi. The group has lined up
De Jocas McFor Défi Go Fetch’s crowdfunding
round trip for you and a friend to see
partners on the ground that will help
Crae and Labelle
campaign in exchange for donations
the team at its final stop in Ria Lagarthem with their journey. “We have
have extensive experience working
the trio is asking donors to suggest
tos and receive Défi Go Fetch promoground partners all over the coast,”
with children and during the trip the
challenges for them to do. “Someone
tional products.
Granger said.
trio plans to keep in touch with stusuggested that we find three sharks,”
So far they’ve raised more than
The trio, who are now in their middents from the high schools and elLabelle said.
$2,400 towards a $6,000 goal. While
20s, met in high school. Friends for
ementary schools they’ve visited. A
Buttons on the Défi Go Fetch webseveral sponsors are providing matemore than 10 years, the outdoor ensocial media platform will let students
site let people donate amounts rangrials and deals for gear, new sponsors
thusiasts and travellers know each
see the team’s adventures and ask
ing from $10 to $5,000 in exchange for
are welcome.
other well and have complementary
them questions during their journey.
perks; for instance a $10 donation gets
For more information, or to donate
skills. Team member De Jocas McCrae
Labelle said they plan to use the platyou a personalized email and a photo
visit www.defigofetch.com or look for
is currently working in Yellowknife as
form to create educational activities
of the team during the expedition,
Défi Go Fetch on Facebook.
a coordinator of French youth activifor teachers to do with students, share
while for $5,000 you receive a five-day
ties. “We postponed the trip for him,”
photos, offer fun facts about animals
Labelle said.
they encounter and even phone stu“We have different backgrounds
dents. To increase the interactive asbut this is really an opportunity for us
pect, he said they’ll ask students to
cess. Expect the Americans won by as
to start a new, professional career,” Lacomplete fun group activities related
little as 20 more points over the Cabelle said. The friends registered Défi
to Défi Go Fetch values and to send the
nadians. No matter who won this is
Go Fetch as a non-profit organization.
team proof.
always an exceptional tournament between good friends. A special thanks to
Sandy for her great meals.
Cribbage night was a little quiet this
month with only six tables in attendance. The winners of the Easter hams
Thanks to all of the members who
were Bob Lacombe with 144 points,
represented our Legion in the Hudson
April 4, 1943 - March 19, 2015
Bob Hart with 94 points and Susan
St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 21. The
Mercer came in third with 86 points.
weather, needless to say was not at its
ALLAN, Francis Thomas (Frank) Passed away peacefully March 19, 2015 at
Everyone enjoyed the snacks that were
best on Saturday. What a great parade
the palliative care residence in Hudson, Qc after a long battle with cancer.
provided. The last Cribbage night for
and the organizers always do a fantasFrank is survived by his children and grandchildren Jason and Leslie
this season will be held April 17 at 7:30
tic job.
(Hannah, Paten) Vonda and Kevin (Evie) Natasha and Tarik (Lillian) along
pm.
The Gordon International Bonwith extended family and friends who span across Canada.
spiel which was played at curling rinks
Frank loved to golf, was a faithful supporter of the Montreal Canadiens and
Lest We Forget
throughout the Montreal area includloved to make people laugh. He had a quick wit and a fierce knowledge of
ing our very own rink was a great sucHistory. His greatest passion was singing. Franks favorite place to spend
his leisure time was on the boat on the Lake of Two Mountains; whether
parked at the dock chatting with his neighboring boaters or on the lake, he
was happiest there.
A ceremony will be held at a private residence Tuesday, March 31
from 6pm - 8pm. For additional information please contact F. Aubry
et Fils at 450-451-4421. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory
to Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence would be greatly
appreciated by his family. Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence
450-202-2202 [email protected]
Stephanie O’Hanley
Special Contributor
NEWS from Branch 115
Francis Allan
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YOUR LOCAL JOURNAL
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Vaudreuil-Dorion family launches fundraiser
to buy an adapted van for disabled daughter
known as Edward’s syndrome.
Edward’s syndrome is having a
third 18th chromosome, which is a reMarch is the month where we bring
sult of nondisjunction during meiosis.
awareness to the chromosomal disorHaving the extra chromosome causes
der named Trisomy, in which a person
internal organ disorders, which is the
develops a third chromosome instead
reason why most die before birth.
of only having two and a local family
Studies have shown that 3% of cases
is rallying to raise funds to transport
result in a live birth, and of that three
their affected daughter.
percent, half of those infants born do
“Amanda doesn’t walk or talk, and
not live beyond the first week. The avyet, she is a very happy girl,” said the
erage lifespan of a child with Edward’s
parents of Amanda, Esmirna Lopez
disease is between five to fifteen days,
and Eric Cugurs.
and only about
“For being hap“Amanda doesn’t walk or
eight per cent of
py, her needs are
infants make it to
talk, and yet, she is a very
simple; to be paid
their first birthhappy girl”
attention to such
day.
Amanda,
- Parents Esmirna Lopez
as a massage, a
who has this disand
Eric
Cugurs
good scratch, beease, is a special
ing spoiled by
case as she has
being carried or held, and her favorite
beat the odds as she will be celebrating
toy is a colorful helium filled balloon
her eighth birthday later on this year.
to play with. She has taught us to enjoy
Amanda has the common full Trisimple things in life. Some people have
somy, which means she has that one
almost everything, yet are not always
extra chromosome in every cell. This
happy.”
means that she suffers many differThere are six different types of Trient physical problems. She has a large
somy disorders related to humans, the
VSD (ventricular septal defect), and
most commonly known being Trisomy
pulmonary hypertension, pronounced
21, also known as Down syndrome.
scoliosis, and is considered legally
The second most common that affects
blind. She is fed through a gastro-tube
primarily females is Trisomy 18, also
with a pump, and therefore needs her
Lauren Mitchell
Special contributor
PHOTO BY LAUREN MITCHELL
Vaudreuil-Dorion residents Eric Cugurs and Esmirna Lopez are looking to raise $25,000 to purchase a specialized van to transport their disabled daughter Amanda.
parents around her all of the time.
Despite all of these difficult conditions she is experiencing, Amanda has
grown to still be able to be happy.
Amanda’s parents face more difficulties as she grows older, as she has
now outgrown her car seat used to
transport her from her home to the vehicle. The family is hoping to get a new
adapted van, in order to fit the new
custom made stroller.
Continued on page 23
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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MAURICE JEFFRIES
W
ow, what a whopper of
a St. Patrick’s Parade!
Without doubt the biggest and best ever in Hudson’s six-year
history. Both in terms of the number
of floats, businesses, and community
organizations participating - many of
them for the first time - as well as the
sheer number of spectators lining the
sidewalks along Main Road and up
Cameron virtually all the way from
Côte St. Charles and not just at the
principal intersections. Which was
surely a first!
A record without question. And
certainly more youngsters with their
parents than I have ever seen before,
all obviously having the time of their
little lives.
Sure, it snowed a little. But at least
the rain and wind held off. And along
the route, I met and chatted with
couples and families from as far away
as Argentina, England, Germany,
France, the U.S. and, yes, Ireland,
visiting friends in the region who all
told me they just couldn’t believe that
a small town such as Hudson could
organize and host such a fabulous St.
Patrick’s Day Parade. And that they
would be returning home with most
positive memories of our little town by
the lake.
So a big tip of the shillelagh to chief
organizer, Jim Beauchamp of Cunninghams Pub, and his executive organizing committee comprising Ken
Doran, Frank Hicks, Mike Klaiman,
Gary McKeown, Pat O’Grady, and
Tom Whelan. And a big bravo to all
who turned out - either watching or
marching - to do Hudson proud.
Heaven knows, given all the negative stuff that’s been going on these
past few months, it makes a welcome
change. A pot of gold at the end of the
rainbow and all our troubles are behind us? Nah. I didn’t drink that many
Irish coffees after the parade. But at
least we got some good press and
without wanting to pat ourselves on
the back too much, I would like to believe that there are many small towns
here in Quebec and there over the border in Ontario that are right now green
with envy!
---------------------NO IFS AND BUTTS - And now,
just for fun, a three-part trivia question that has absolutely nothing to do
with St. Patrick or Ireland. Who was
Alfred Mosher Butts? What was his
nationality? And what board game
did he invent in 1938? If you answered
Monopoly, no ifs and buts about it,
you flunked! The correct answers are,
of course. An architect. American. And
Scrabble.
Why am I mentioning this? Because
I stopped by the Hudson Legion early
this past Sunday afternoon to discover,
to my surprise, a game in progress.
Make that five games, in fact. For it was
the weekly get-together of the Hudson
Scrabble Club which, for almost 10
years now, has met every Sunday at 1
p.m. for a couple of hours of fun, brain
stimulation, and super Scrabbling in
convivial but, let’s call a tile a tile, competitive company. Tiles, of course, being those little squares with a letter on
them.
“Care to sit in and play a game
James?” asked Scrabble stalwart and
long-time member, Bob Corriveau of
Bob’s Tree Service fame. “Sorry,” I replied. “I have to rush off to take a pic
for the paper in Como.”
Which wasn’t exactly true. But I
was too embarrassed to admit that
my beautiful Sunshine, who just loves
Scrabble, beats me - an English lan-
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
About to catch ABBA at Hudson Village Theatre last week were the winners of Your Local Journal’s draw shown here with producer André Marchand in the back row.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
Scrabblers Bob Corriveau, John Gudger, Jacques Nadeau, and Kathy Conway in action at the
Hudson Legion where they meet every Sunday afternoon.
guage writer - hands down every time
we play. And Mireille is francophone!
No, I’m more of a cryptic crossworder. Particularly those of my old
friend and fellow Coronation Street
fan, the late Alan Lee, that continue to
appear every Saturday in the Montreal
Gazette - Number 932 this week, incidentally - and hopefully for years to
come. But Bob, if you are reading this,
Mireille and I will drop by one Sunday
soon and take you up on your kind invitation.
For I learned from your fellow
Scrabbler, Kathy Conway, there with
her hubby, Jacques Nadeau, that one
doesn’t have to be a 500 point per
game Scrabble genius to play. And that
300 points would do nicely, thank you
very much. Also, that new players are
welcome - individually or in couples
– and that there is no membership fee
involved whatsoever.
Intrigued? Then just show up at the
Hudson Legion, 56 Beach Street, any
Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and you
will be most welcome. Or for further
info, give Kathy a buzz at (450) 4587604.
---------------------A GAME BY ANY OTHER NAME Not that it will win you any points, but
here’s some fun trivia facts about the
aforementioned Mr. Butts who lived
in Jackson Heights, New York. Apparently, in the early 1930s after working
as an architect but then unemployed,
he set out to design a board game. He
studied existing games and found that
they fell into three categories. Namely,
number games such as dice and bingo,
move games such as chess and checkers, and word games such as anagrams.
Butts decided to create a game
that utilized both chance and skill by
combining elements of anagrams and
crossword puzzles, a popular pastime
of the 1920s. Players would draw seven
lettered tiles from a pool and then attempt to form words from their seven
letters.
A key to the game was Butts’ analysis of the English language. He studied
the front page of The New York Times
to calculate how frequently each letter of the alphabet was used. He then
used each letter’s frequency to determine how many of each letter he
would include in the game. He included only four S tiles so that the ability
to make words plural would not make
the game too easy.
He initially called the game Lexiko,
later changed it to Criss Cross Words,
and then sold the rights to entrepreneur and game-lover, James Brunot,
who made a few minor adjustments
to the design and renamed the game
Scrabble. Trademarked in 1948 and
derived from the Dutch word ‘Schrabben’ meaning to scrape or scratch with
two million sets still sold every year in
North America alone.
And now I’m scrabbled out and am
going back to my cryptic. Let’s see. 22
across. ‘Calculations are overturned by
Dutch humanist.’ Answer: Erasmus.
Go figure!
---------------------AROUND AND ABOUT - Meanwhile, in other news around town,
Thank You For The Music – A Tribute
To ABBA - being staged at Hudson Village Theatre through March 29 - was
definitely hot last Thursday evening
when together with producer, André
Marchand, I welcomed the winners of
Your Local Journal’s draw for 12 pairs
of two tickets. (See story on page 17).
Just learned from Elizabeth Semmelhaack that she will once again be
hosting at her home the NOVA Hudson Jewelry Fundraiser on Thursday,
April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon and from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The designer is her
friend, Linda Nucci, and the address is
66 Main Road, Hudson. For more info,
give Elizabeth a buzz at (450) 458-3179
and hope to see you there for this most
worthwhile cause!
And if you see squirrels chomping
away on the bark of your trees - particularly Red Maple - and are wondering what the hell they are up to, relax.
They are not going nuts. For according
to tree expert, Bob Corriveau mentioned above, this winter’s early snowfall and subsequent deep freeze has
made it impossible for them to dig up
and munch on those that they buried
in the fall.
And don’t worry, says Bob, if they
are dining out on your mature trees. It
ain’t going to hurt a bit. As for smaller trees with a diameter of about six
inches? Well, you might be looking to
replace them once all the ice and snow
has gone. And, sorry folks, all I can add
to that is bring it on!
And that’s a wrap!
E-mail: [email protected]
YLJ Around the world
PHOTO COURTESY DENIS GERMAIN
While catching up with news from back home, Hudsonite Denis Germain and his son Anthony, CBC host of St. John’s Morning Show in Newfoundland, soak up some history and
sunshine outside The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The fabled site of a 13-day siege in the
Texas Revolution of 1836 when all defenders were killed by the army of Mexican President
General Santa Anna.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Discover your local merchants!
Comptoir St-Denis Inc. introduces
three new environmentally-friendly
collections of countertops
Lauren Mitchell
Special contributor
Comptoir St-Denis turns 30 years
old this year, having been founded in
1985. The company specializes in the
fabrication and installation of solid
surfaces, quartz and granite for kitchen and bathroom counters. They also
offer laminated and moulded products and provide measurement and
installation services, both for residential and commercial areas. Located at
2480 Henry-Ford, Vaudreuil-Dorion,
Comptoirs St-Denis also serves the
greater Montreal region, Ontario and
the U.S.
The company offers personalized
services to their clients, and strides to
ensure quality work and is constantly
working to bring in new products and
different style choices. Comptoir StDenis has introduced three new environmentally friendly collections called
GEO, ECO, and EOS.
GEO is a product made of both postconsumer and industrial used glass,
in which customers have 10 different
style choices to choose from. ECO,
by Consentino, is a hard and durable
surface made of 75% post-consumer
and post-industrial recycled content.
The surface is made of residual materials such as glass, porcelain; mirror
and industrial vitrified ashes, but also
includes organic components of corn
oil and stone fragments. There are also
10 different designs to choose from.
Another newly added product with 28
colour choices is EOS, a countertop
surface significantly thicker than the
competitors’ products.
On top of adding new products, they
have also introduced new modern coloured choices in quartz and solid surfaces. In the quartz countertops, the
Ceasarstone line has introduced eight
new colours, and the Zodiaq line has
four new colours. There are also more
choices in the solid surfaces, adding
more than 20 vibrant choices in the
Corian and the Formica collections.
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Indoor Gardener
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Crown of Thorns in time for Easter
James Parry
Your Local Journal
With
Easter
rapidly approaching - on Sunday,
April 5 to be exact – what better
time to talk about
one of the more
unusual plants in my indoor garden
named Euphorbia Milli. Or, as it is better known, Crown of Thorns. For obvious reasons.
For this is a woody, spiny plant that
can grow over 5-feet tall with a stem
covered in thick, prickly spines topped
by bright green leaves and pinkish-red
flowers that seemingly bloom forever.
I inherited mine – now 4-feet tall about three years ago from a couple
of friends in Hudson who, in turn, had
inherited it from a couple of friends of
theirs who were going away on an extended vacation and needed a plant
sitter.
Well, it’s now sitting in our music room where it has over-wintered
before going back outside again to a
sheltered spot for the summer. Albeit
with a good stake to support it. As
this is one plant that you don’t want
to pick up if blown down by the wind.
Not unless you are wearing heavy duty
gloves, that is.
A native of Madagascar, of the genus Euphorbia which has over 1600
species believe it or not, it is actually
a member of the Spurge family known
as Euphorbiaceae. Indoors, it thrives
in a sunny to semi-sunny location in
average room temperature. As is the
case with all succulents, however, a
cooler temperature is desirable over
winter during the resting period. And
as for watering, it is best to do so heavily then let the soil become quite dry
before soaking again.
When it comes to propagation,
stem cuttings taken in the spring will
root quite easily in moist sand. These
cuttings should be allowed to stand
in the open air for a few days to allow
drying of the cut end and formation of
a callus before inserting in the rooting
bed comprising a rich, open, friable
soil mixture and withholding water for
at least a week until the roots have had
a chance to heal.
By the way, if you have a Crown of
Thorns in your indoor garden would
love to hear from you at the e-mail
address below. Perhaps we can swap
notes!
A NEW DISCOVERY - Meanwhile, I
was delighted to discover this week an
indoor plant that I have never had before that I spotted on sale at a local supermarket. Its name? Ornithogalum,
which is a species of perennial plants
mostly native to southern Europe and
southern Africa belonging to the family Asparagaceae of which there about
180 varieties.
Its more common name? Star of
Bethlehem because of its star-shaped
flowers, after the star that shone above
Bethlehem in the Biblical account of
the birth of Jesus.
My new acquisition has orange coloured flowers and it’s a stunner. Coming with a tag that tells me it needs
plenty of light indoors, but not bright
sunlight. Also that I should keep the
soil moist and that I can plant it without a pot in a sunny place in the garden. Am going to give it a try and will
keep you posted.
Oh yes, the tag also advises me that
it is for decoration only and that it is
not to be consumed. As if I was going
to put the flowers in a salad? Apparently, however, some of the plants in
the genus are poisonous. Others are
edible and are used as vegetables. And
the bulbs contain alkaloids and cardenolides, which are toxic.
That being said, they are so beautiful and unusual that I’m off to buy
some more. Providing there are any
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
A new addition to my indoor garden, I’m looking forward to planting this Ornithogalum
outside this summer.
left!
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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Fireghters a smash
hit at ABBA tribute at
Hudson Village Theatre
But no cause for alarm for the audience, some
of whom thought it was all part of the show
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY
The Music - A Tribute To Abba that
continues through March 29, the fire
alarm sounded. Shrill and loud.
It would continue for about 15 minutes until firefighters arrived in full
gear to switch it off and resolve the
problem. Meanwhile, nobody in the
audience panicked, fled the theatre,
or let it spoil their evening’s entertainment.
In fact several people in the audience said they thought it was all part of
the act. And a good one at that.
When it was explained that these
very same firefighters and their colleagues here in Hudson would be
Your Local Journal
‘When you’re hot you’re hot,’ sang
superstar Jerry Reed back in the 70s.
And in an ironic twist, it was another
70s pop legend, ABBA, that was so hot
at Hudson Village Theatre last Thursday night, March 19, that the fire brigade had to be called out.
As the audience - including winners
of Your Local Journal’s draw - was settling in to their seats literally minutes
before show time, and just before the
official welcome that night for the
Hudson Music Club’s Thank You For
HVT Box Office manager Karen Burgan checks out the firefighters checking out the cause of the
alarm going off.
auctioned off for four hours work of
anything legal at Hudson’s annual
Royal LePage Village fundraiser for
their Christmas Basket campaign in
December, several young ladies visiting from Montreal immediately asked
where they could buy tickets. Talk
about Super Troupers!
The reason for the alarm? It is speculated that a fog machine that HMC
had originally planned on using on
stage in the opening act was inadvertently turned on in the control booth
triggering the alarm.
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61 Rue Mayfair
$689,000 + GST/PST
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RENOVATIONS
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Picking the right summer camp gear
Stephanie O’Hanley
Special Contributor
What’s appropriate for camp really depends on the camp so be sure
to review the camp’s checklist and recommendations of what to bring. But
before you buy and label your child’s
camp clothing and footwear, here are
some guidelines:
In general
The first rule? Keep it comfortable.
You don’t want clothing to be too tight
or too loose but just right.
Think moisture-wicking underwear
and T-shirts. Long-sleeve shirts that
shield children from the sun’s rays are
helpful, as is sun-protective clothing.
Zip leg pants that convert into shorts
are incredibly useful but so are quality
shorts, leggings, jogging and athletic
pants.
Sports socks are perfect for summer
camp, as are summer hiking socks.
For sleepaway camps, long underwear can serve as pyjamas during cool
nights.
Outdoors
For younger children especially,
anyone allergic to insects or if you’re
worried about using a DEET chemical
insect repellent, a bug shirt with mesh
over the face will keep the bugs away.
If your child has fair skin and is at
risk for sunburns, a one-piece, scuba-style swimsuit offers protection
against harmful UV rays.
Choose a good quality beach towel
or a towel that
dries quickly.
A sun hat (Tilley style but avoid
hats with long
drawstrings) or a
baseball-style cap
with a wide brim
works for many
children. Many
stores also sell
sun runner caps
with longer sides
that protect your
child’s neck from
the sun and offer
wind protection.
A rain jacket
or raincoat and
rain pants will
keep your young
ones dry if they’re
caught in a downpour. A rain hat
that looks like a
sun hat but has an
extended brim at
the back will keep
rain from running
down your child’s
neck.
A fleece jacket, a sweater or a sweatshirt do the trick for chilly weather.
Footwear
The footwear you choose depends
on whether your child is at a day camp
or a resident camp and where they’ll
spend their time. Running shoes or
sturdy, sporty sandals are usually fine
for day camp but some camps discourage sandals. Velcro closures are especially helpful for younger children.
Closed-toe footwear wins over anything open toed if your child will be
doing a lot of walking in the woods or
hiking. In that case get boots or shoes
that suit the terrain. If your child will
spend a lot of time near a swimming
pool or on water, you may also want to
invest in quick-drying water sandals or
boat or water shoes.
Always useful:
• a reusable water bottle
• waterproof sunscreen or lotion with
an SPF of at least 30 (spray-on sunscreens, while convenient, are discouraged because of airborne particles)
• insect repellent lotion
• a lunch pack with refillable containers
• A small day pack or a school backpack works for day activities. For
resident camps, hockey or duffel
bags can serve as alternatives to big
backpacks.
Common no-nos
• tight-fitting or low cut clothing
•
•
•
•
short shorts
tube tops
halter tops
T-shirts or sweatshirts with provocative slogans
• loose and baggy shorts
• expensive clothing
• flip-flops and other backless shoes.
A number of camps ban them because they don’t offer proper foot
support and protection, can slip off
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might
not be the answer.
Together let’s find a
solution - Free Consultation. Bill Hafner
- Trustee in Bankruptcy. 514-983-8700.
MONTREAL
AREA
ONLY
ready to ship. Free
info & DVD: www.
NorwoodSawmills.
com/400OT. 1-800566-6899 ext:400OT.
FOR SALE
Medici
Society
Ltd, London 1960
(1/1000).
$325.
Contact 514-7709997.
Wing chair, taupe
upholstery, like new.
$170. 450 424 8670
A signed print
of “Two Models” by Sir William Russell
Flint, R.A. The
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)
DENTISTS
IMMIGRATION
PHARMACIES
KARAVOLAS BOILY, CPA INC.
Dr. Don Littner & Dr. Morty Baker
Brazolot Migration Group
Marilou Leduc
Taxes and Accounting
438 Main Road, Hudson
Tel : 450-458-0406,
472B Main Rd, Hudson
Ph. (450) 458-5334
35 Wharf Road, Hudson, QC
(450) 458-2186
[email protected]
Affiliated BRUNET
1771 Ste. Angelique, St. Lazare
Ph. (450) 424-9289
ACCOUNTANTS
Stephanie Paliotti, CPA
Accounting / Taxes
Office locations in VSL & St. Lazare
Tel: (514) 808-5587
email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY
100 boul. Don Quichotte, bureau 12
L’Ile-Perrot, QC J7V 6C7
Ph: 514-425-2233 ext. 229
[email protected]
BOOKKEEPING
NOTARIES
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Jean-Pierre Boyer
drs. Martina Kleine-Beck
1710 Ste Angélique, Saint Lazare
450 455 7924
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
FINANCIAL SERVICES
OPTICIANS
Financial Advisor
Raymond James Ltd.
2870 Route Harwood, St-Lazare
450.202.0999
FITNESS & INJURIES
Greg Lothian, B.Sc.,CAT(C), CSCS
Bryan Todd, B. Comm (Acct.)
Business and Personal Accounting Services,
Tax Preparations & Filings Ph. (514) 730-5966
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DENTISTS
Dr. Aileen Elliott
Jeffrey Quenneville
Aumais Chartrand
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BANKRUPTCY
new service: “onetime cleaning” for
house, garage, basement, seasonal, etc.
Call for free estimate:
514-972-8237. Cat
and House sitting
available.
FOR SALE
Professional strength coach & Low back/ injury
reconditioning therapist.
Become strong & injury free!
514-867-5684 mifitpro.com
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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
3206, boul. de la Gare, Suite 160
Vaudreuil-Dorion (450)218-1892
JOIN THE PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
450-510-4007
[email protected]
450 510-4007
www.yourlocaljournal.ca
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.
Interior window shutters
with
functional louvers
and hinges.
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.
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Community
Newspapers Ascan
sociation)
place your classified
ad into 24 weekly
papers throughout
Quebec - papers just
like the one you are
reading right now!
One phone call does
it all! Call Marnie at
QCNA 514-697-6330.
Visit: www.qcna.org.
FOR SALE
HOUSE FOR
SALE
Queen size bed- Hudson Bungaroom set, gold/ low 2010 confor
taupe steel frame, struction
headboard
and sale by owner.
footboard. Mattress
and boxspring. Tall
dresser and one
nighttable,
both
taupe colour wood.
Very clean, great
condition. Used in
guest room. $360.
450-424-8670.
GARBAGE
REMOVAL
Ivan’s
Garbage Removal
will remove renovation debris and
junk from houses,
sheds,
garages,
basements. Also
old fences, decks
and
balconies.
Available 7 days/
week. Call 514804-8853.
HOUSE
FOR RENT
H u d s o n ,
bright 4 bedroom cottage,
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
Located at 184 Cameron Street, Hudson,
J0P 1H0. Open House
Sun. March 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.
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
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.
Dinning
set
36x72 glass top
with 6 black leather chairs, home office furniture and
more.
FrançaisEnglish 514-9280545
St. Lazare. Twin
bedroom set,
recliner couch,
coffee table, 2 end
tables, wooden rocking chair, 55” projection TV, shelving
units, 2 office chairs.
Elliptical trainer, Xcountry ski trainer,
Golf clubs, Golf club
storage rack, cross
country skis, large
office filing cabinet.
Call: 438-824-5281.
in Hudson area.
Please call 438829-5429.
MOVING
MUSIC
LESSONS
HOUSE TO
SHARE
Looking for
vegetarian person to
share house
Ontario, Maritimes,
USA. 35 yrs experience. Call Bill or
Ryan. 514.457.2063
OFFICE FOR
RENT
OFFICE FOR
RENT
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOPS
Saint-Anne de-Bellevue,
200 sq ft ofground
fice,
500
square
ft.ground floor
commercial
space opposite city
Photography
Wo r k s h o p s
in St-Lazare!!
level, bay window
overlooking main
street. Charming
century old building close to shops,
services, restaurants. $900./mth.
Call 514-975-0546
hall. Recently renovated. $700/month,
all inclusive. Call 514924-2496
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.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
ESTATE
/
M O V I N G
SALE March 28,
29, April 4, 5. Antiques, Victorian
sofa, chairs, deer
head,
carousel
horse, oak washstand, etc. Saddlebrook / SaintLazare. Exit # 22
to Saint-Charles,
to Steeplechase
to 2945 Palomino.
Call
450-4581418.
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#1 high speed Three bedroom jobs.
reasonable,
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internet $32.95/ bungalow for
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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.
MOVING SALE
Jacques Harvey
Piano School. Experienced, qualified
teacher offers piano
lessons to beginners
or advanced students. Children and
adults are welcome.
Call 450-455-1544.
YLJ
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.
Music lessons Piano and singing lessons from a
qualified professional with over 20 years
experience. Adults
and children. Various
styles. 450-424-1072.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
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
Send your CV to:
[email protected] or
call 514- 980-4848 for more details
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Continued from page 11
“Well safety-wise, she’s seven years
old and we still transport her in a baby
car seat that she has grown out of,” said
her parents. “It is affecting her scoliosis since she is not traveling in a proper
position. We have special equipment
that travels with her, a custom made
stroller that can be attached to an
adapted van, we have to carry her with
an oxygen concentrator and we also
have to bring her pump for feeding, a
baby bag with supplies, diapers, food,
clothes as any baby will need. It has
become a very challenging situation
to carry her from the house to her van
with the concentrator at the same time
because she has grown a lot.”
The couple receives government
subsidies, and the mother keeps a job
24 hours a week. The father is retired,
staying home to care for Amanda. The
new adapted van that they need to get
costs $25,000. They have set up a fundraising page on gofundme.com, in
hopes that people will be able to help
them reach their goal.
“We have learned from her strength,
to be patient, we have learned to appreciate the gift of life. We do not brand
her as a child that is a burden, having
Trisomy 18 and all the other symptoms
that go along with that condition. To us
she is just our Amanda, a perfect little
girl that makes us happy and that we
will do anything needed to be done in
order to keep her happy and as healthy
as possible.”
To donate to the fundraising campaign, please visit www.gofundme.
com/nto2o0.
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SERVICES
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
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.
Handyman / For
small jobs. Call
John: 514-623-5786.
SEASONAL
EMPLOYMENT
All
renovations
and
construction.
Falcon Golf
Club
staff
needed
for
2015 Season.
Free
estimates.
Framing, plaster,
windows, doors,
floors,
stairs,
ceramic
tiling,
painting.
Basements, kitchens,
bathrooms.
Experienced work.
Jonathan:
514402-9223.
RBQ
5688-2244-01.
Grounds maintenance, pro-shop,
bag drop, starters/
marshals. Contact:
[email protected]
hotmail.com
Aspirateurs Hudson.com
67 McNaughten
Hudson, Quebec
450-458-7488
Exterior home
& yard services “MAN WITH A
available. Hedge VAN” MOVING
& shrub & tree pruning, stump removal,
Spring
clean-up.
Also gutter cleaning
and repairs. Gardening, planting & general landscaping. Call
Sean 514-991-9674
whole house. Small
moves, too! Quebec/
Local/Ontario. Experienced/ Equipped.
Mike The Moving
Man: 514-206-3868.
VINTAGE & RETRO
VINTAGE AND RETRO CLOTHING
WANTED. Turn the contents of your at-
CARS FOR SCRAP
$ Buy cars for scrap. Running or
not. 24/7. www.scrapvehicule.com
Call 514-951-4203
(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.
tics into cash, interested in buying retro /
vintage clothing from the 30’s to 80’s. Buying women’s accessories and handbags
as well. Call 514-560-8977 for an appointment.
Supplying your Vaudreuil-Dorion, St-Lazare, Hudson and West Island Regions
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
AUTOS FOR SALE
1996
Honda
Civic Si with
multiple modifications: JDA B16A
SIR II, cams, Exedy
clutch, JDM ITR S80
LSD trans. w/short
shift, urethane engine mounts, Sparco
quick release steering wheel, Sparco
seats w/Willans 4 pt.
harness, Neuspeed
sport springs w/Koni
front shocks, frt/
rear strut bars, stainless brake lines and
much more. $6500
or best offer. 514218-2776
AUTOS FOR SALE
AUTOS FOR SALE
Kia
Sportage Mazda 3 for sale,
LX 2009 with 2006, charcoal-black,
Convenience Package, (4WD), manual,
136,000kms,
very
good condition, never accidented, new
4 season tires, towing hitch inc., asking
$8,900 neg.,
450-424-4308
Mazda Protégé
5, 2003, 5 doors,
manual
transmission, A/C, 171,000
km. Runs well. Asking $1,675. Call 450458-0581 (evenings),
438-822-6875 (cell)
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]
1999 black Honda Civic CX hatch GMC PICK UP
back.
Manual. 2005 SIERRA. 4
2005
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]
WHEEL DRIVE, 4
DOORS, BOX LINER.
CLEAN AND SOLID,
NEVER WINTER DRIVEN. 170,000 KM. $
3000.00
LD
SERVICES
SO
RETAIL SPACE
AVAILABLE
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
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.
$5,500. 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
Fundraiser for furry friends
Jules-Pierre Malarte
Special contributor
While the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
was in full swing in Hudson last Saturday, March 21, Boutique PennyPetz
hosted a bake sale to raise funds for
local animal charities. Despite the adverse weather and the parade drawing most of the attention, a number of
people came by to show their support
for the animal cause.
With the help of friends and other
volunteers, St. Lazare resident Christine Heidt organizes similar bake sales
on a regular basis with proceeds going
to animal rescue organizations including SPCA Ouest de L’Île, CASCA and
Steri-Animal.
Although CASCA and Steri-Animal
are not as well-know as the SPCA, both
organizations endeavour to help a
large number of stray and abandoned
animals every year.
Rather than running an actual
physical animal shelter, CASCA works
exclusively with foster homes. The
organisation rescues stray and abandoned cats and offers adoption services for the animals it saves. Volunteers
foster the rescued cats in their homes
until they can be adopted. Founded
in Rigaud in 1997, CASCA now also
has divisions in Vaudreuil-Dorion
and Soulanges. CASCA hold adoption
events at local animal food stores and
at Finnegan’s Market throughout the
year. You can visit CASCA websites
(www.cascarigaud.ca or cascaorg.ca)
if you are interested in adopting a cat
or to volunteer.
Steri-Animal is an animal rights
advocacy group dedicated to raising
awareness and reducing the overpopulation of community cats in and
around the Montreal area. The organisation also manages a sterilization
program to control and reduce the
population of stray cats through TrapNeuter-and-Return programs. You
can visit Steri-Animal’s website (www.
steri-animal.org) to find out more
about their programs.
“The bake sale was an opportunity
to meet people and encourage them to
sterilize their own pets and help abandoned animals in need,” noted Claudia Mendoza of Steri-Animal and coorganizer of last Saturday’s bake sale.
Mendoza was encouraged to have
met many people during the event
who have already adopted cats and
dogs from non-profit organizations
and who had already had their pets
sterilized.
The visit of three-year-old Amilia
Lavoie and her father Jean-François
PHOTO BY JULESPIERRE MALARTE
Shelley Gardiner and her 12-year-old Abyssinian cat, Abigail, at last week’s PennyPetz bake
sale and fundraiser for local animal welfare groups.
provided the emotional high point of
the bake sale when the toddler donated three dollars for one of Christine
Heidt’s vegan brownies.
Heidt stressed the importance of
sterilization and of a local Trap-Neuter-Return program to help control feral cat colonies in a humane fashion,
rather than using conventional eradication methods. She is also a strong
advocate of adoption over purchase of
domestic animals. Education appears
to be the key in raising awareness of
the plight of abandoned animals in
Quebec.
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9 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
COMMUNITIES IN ACTION
To submit your “Things to See and Do”, send your information to editor @ yourlocaljournal.ca before Monday noon.
All announcements should include dates, times and addresses.
BEACONSFIELD
1. Discovery Room Exhibition features Childhood Nostalgia from March 24 to April 24 at
the Library, 303 Beaconsfield
Boulevard. Vernissage: Thursday, April 2, from 7 until 8:30 p.m.
An exhibition of artwork by Beaconsfield High School art students
under the direction of Heidi Yetman.
HUDSON
2. 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 Hudson Village Theatre
from April 2 to 12.
is to know about this trendy new
kind of gardening. Join us Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m.at the Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Boulevard. Cost is free but registration
required. For more info, call (514)
630-2726, ext: 3216.
PINCOURT
4. 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 hotdog lunch. Everyone welcome. 220
Cardinal Leger Boulevard.
POINTE CLAIRE
5. Stewart Hall Singers, a
45-voice community choir directed
by Douglas Knight, will perform
Beethoven’s Mass in C in May.
Regular Monday night rehearsals
in Pointe Claire. For audition information call (514) 630-0331 www.
stewarthallsingers.ca.
Free. Seedy Sunday is a community
event that brings gardeners, seed
growers, local food enthusiasts, and
environmentalists together to get
ready for spring by stocking up on
seeds. These events occur across
Canada. You can come and purchase seeds from a number of seed
companies. Please remember to
bring your own seeds to trade at the
seed swap table. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase
from café T.W.I.G.S. For inquiries,
please contact Daniel Brisebois at
(450) 452-9994 or [email protected]
7. 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 1218. Registration every Saturday.Visit
us at 2806cadets.ca or call (514)
630-1321.
VAUDREUIL-DORION
KIRKLAND
3. The Kirkland Library presents an adult conference in French
on Designing a Shade Garden. Come and meet our guest speaker
Albert Mondor and learn all there
6. The second annual West
Island Seedy Sunday will be held
Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at the Pointe Claire Curling Club, 250 Lanthier Avenue.
Admission
is
Anglican Parish of Vaudreuil
450-458-5897
8. Six Pillars of a healthy marriage - Are there certain vital qualities present in healthy marriages?
Gerry and Kathy Kraemer believe
there are. In this conference, the
Kraemers will examine the importance of having a covenant mentality. You and your spouse will learn
to have a thriving friendship, true
love, and continual forgiveness at
the core of your relationship. In
2007-2008, the Kraemers experienced a marital storm that took
them to the brink of divorce. Since
then, with honesty and humour,
they have been sharing the amazing
story of their renewed marriage and
the principles that made the difference. The wisdom of their teaching
has helped strengthen numerous
marriages. Come join them May
16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $25 per person
at Dorion Evangelical Church, 490
rue Chicoine. For more info contact
Rev. David Charles at (450) 4554532.
9. An exhibition by Coteau
du Lac artist Carole Lessard titled
Ah! La Vache will be held at the
Musée Regional Vaudreuil-Soulanges at 431 Saint-Charles Avenue
from April 25-June 14. The show will
feature nearly 40 acrylic portraits
of cows, her favorite subject. Her
main purpose when creating a cow
portrait is to depict and capture the
true character of the subject, demonstrating and emphasizing their
inquisitive personality. “You can’t
resist their shy curiosity, docile gazes and awkward elegance,” said Lessard. “They are magnificent beasts.”
Vernissage will be held Sunday,
April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more
information contact Carole Lessard
at (450) 763-0022 or the museum at
(450) 455-2092.
St. James - 642 Main
Holy Week & Easter Services
Palm Sunday, March 29th
7:45 am Holy Communion at St. James’
9:00 am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Hall
11:00 am Choral Eucharist at St. James’
Maundy Thursday, April 2nd
6:30 pm Pot-Luck Dinner & Eucharist
at St. James’
Good, Friday, April 3rd
11:00 am Solemn Service at St. Mary’s Hall
3:00 pm Intergenerational service at St. James’
Easter Sunday, April 5th
6:00 am Sunrise Service at St. James’
9:00 am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Hall
11:00 am Choral Eucharist at St. James’
Those unable to come to church and who would like to
receive their Easter Communion at home, please call
Patricia Halford (514-813-6794)
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St.Mary’s (services at Parish Hall, 273 Main Road)
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189 Leroux, Saint-Zotique
POSSIBILITY OF IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
– 3 BDR, 3.5 BTH, 9’ceiling, ground molding.
Garage with 12’ceilling + mezzanine.
Centris #17262870
$269,500
117 Bellevue, Hudson
NO REAR NEIGHBORS – Well maintained
3 BDR, 2 BTH, 16,600 sq ft lot. Min. to village, municipal services. Great value!
Centris #16583130
$269,900
102 Frère André Daoust, Rigaud
A TRUE TURN KEY- Nothing left to do, all
has been well thought to enjoy inside and
out. Finished BMT, double garage. This
home is fully equipped, must see!
Centris #23472514
$275,000
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1817 Des Mimosas, St-Lazare
TURNKEY BUNGALOW - In the heart of St-Lazare!
3+1BDR, 2 BTH. with an expansion of 480 sf +
new roof. Walking distance to stores, pharmacies,
parks. Must be at the top of your visit!
Centris #26086384
$294,500
NEW
4216 Bernard, Vaudreuil-Dorion
MOVE-IN READY- Bungalow renovated with
style 3+1 BDR, 1+1 BTH, 3 Season-room & garage.
Freshly painted, neutral, finished basement. Quick
occupancy possible. Peaceful living awaits!
Centris #21907633
235 Rivelaine, N.D.I.P.
NO REAR NEIGHBOR – Large home offering 5
BDR on upper level! Southern exposure fenced in
lot with in-ground heated pool. Many possibilities!
Centris #24732154
$329,900
$399,900
NEW
2201 Thorncliff, St-Lazare
GREAT PROPERTY – Desirable area,
lovely landscaped, interior well kept. 4+1
BDR, 2+1 BTH, fully equipped with new
heatpump, double size garage!
Centris 16623603
$419,900
233 Ch. Beech, Rigaud
NEW HOME – Popular model for interior concept &
front appeal. Great for growing family, 3 BDR, 2.5 BTH.
Stunning area, superb lot with mature tree, quick access to highway! *Plus applicable taxes.
Centris #23913644
*$431,540
NEW
1658 Blueberry Forest, St-Lazare
FARMETTE – The quaintest equestrian road in StLazare! 3+1 BDR, 2+1 BTH, warm & inviting. Outside is a haven with over 53,000sf lot , over-sized
heated double garage 32’X24’.
Centris #28380466
$439,900
1856 Voltige, St-Lazare
CHANTEREL – Customed build home,
21,950sf lot. Impressive details, 4 BDR, 2.5
BTH. Triple garage space.
Centris #19288860
$450,000
2576 L’Écusson, St-Lazare
QUALITY OF LIFE IS CALLING - Victorian non-conventional beauty, quiet Crescent. 4+1 BDR including BDR
on main. 3+1 BTH. 3-season room. Sep. main floor laundry, finished BMT, double garage. Must be seen!
72 Deer Hill, Rigaud
Centris #18990941
Centris #26121549
$500,000
PRESTIGIOUS – Mountain Ranch, 5 BDR, 4 BTH,
2 Solariums, I/G pool, over 200,000sf lot. Simply a
great deal!
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$629,900
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