PHOTOS BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Over 340 homes have been ordered evacuated in the City of Rigaud following heavy rainfall that has seen the Ottawa River breach its banks. Residents in the flooded areas are obliged to leave, according to the town’s website. Areas affected include Baie de Rigaud, Pointe-Séguin, Rigaud sur le lac, and Pointe à la raquette.
The town has opened a makeshift shelter in the municipal library located at 102 rue St. Pierre.
Residents with pets are told
PEXEL PHOTO BY DONALD TONG It was a split-second decision to pull over to the side of the road in Ste. Anne’s when I saw the hitchhiker’s writing on the flap of a brown cardboard box that read ‘Autoroute 40 Ouest’ as I was on my way to work last week. And though every cop, every urban legend, and everyone’s mom will tell you to never pick up hitchhikers, something in me always makes a quick determination to stop and lend a hand. I grew up in a town with no public transport an
Welcome to Nimby Dear Editor, So 81 Hudson residents have managed to block another home development. (Hudson Valley’s Mayfair Park Project). Welcome to Hudson! The real name of the town should be "Not In my Backyard...." The only developments that are accepted by our residents are eco-friendly homes made of eco-friendly materials on lots that have been grazed upon by unicorns, eco-friendly unicorns that is... Everybody in Hudson feels raped by their taxes but God forbid we ac
Ste. Anne Water Tower questions Dear Editor, On Monday, April 10, at the monthly meeting of the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Mayor Paola Hawa proposed a resolution to apply for a project grant in respect to the town’s water tower. It’s well known that residents and members of the council have long debated the fate of the tower located in the centre of a residential area and near Highway 20; I personally did not hear about a citizens' meeting to discuss it. Mayor Hawa refe
Everything comes in threes, they say. And such is the case with my cursed Viking saga that sees tightening of the tendons and curling of the fingers starting with the pinkie to a point where, if not treated surgically, they will become locked forever. Sounds horrible, doesn't it? Well, it's not actually. Just a pain in the butt. And don't worry next time we shake hands, it's not contagious. And so once again, I found myself on the operating table last week - busted ribs and a
PHOTO COURTESY RCMP As part of an investigation dubbed Project Cendrier, RCMP Valleyfield Detachment officers arrested five suspects April 19 belonging to a cell involved in cannabis and cocaine trafficking. Through this investigation the police were able, among other things, to identify a cannabis pusher and his supplier, and to seize close to 21 kilograms of cannabis. All five suspects are residents of the Valleyfield region. They are: André Bonhomme, 54 Aleesha Hébert, 20
The long and winding driveway curves past a lovely blue clapboard cottage leading to a triple garage. The rural landscape beyond reveals a vast expanse of open fields and blue sky with the occasional barn dotting the horizon. A state-of-the-art kitchen extends from a spacious entrance room. The dark beamed ceiling featured in the L-shaped kitchen contrasts perfectly with the attractive cabinets of neutral tones, flecked granite countertop, hardwood floors, and brushed stainle
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA These lovely female mother and daughter cats are named Pumpkin and Ginger. Pumpkin was born April 12, 2013 and Ginger about a year later. They are indoor cats, very loving and enjoy being picked up and caressed. They are good cats and use their litter box. They are unfortunately looking for a new home due to allergies. We would like for them to be adopted together if possible. For more information regarding Ginger and Pumpkin, please contact us at (514) 7
PHOTO COURTESY STEFANIE DE SANCTIS (Left to right) bottom row: Ava Juenemann, Sophie Stock, Kaylee De Sanctis, Sofia Johnson, Charlie-Rose Caron, Lily Fergus, Julianna Mogianesi. Second row: Sofia De Filippo, Leila Douglas, Nalia Bibby, Stella-Rose Lecompte, Marley Prosper. Top row left: Coaches Ana Zamora, Anthony (Tony) De Sanctis and Eric Caron. What a way to end the Winter session – with 15 goals for and only one against in five games, the Hawks U9FAA team survived a stre
PHOTO COURTESY VSPCR The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation (VSPCRF) since September 2010, offers specialized palliative care free of charge with respect and dignity to individuals of all ages (children, teenagers, adults) who have a terminal-phase illness. For more information, please visit www.mspvs.org/en/. During an April 19 press conference, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation (VSPCRF) unveiled the activities planned for the