PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY Adding to the mountain of gifts and donations received at the office of Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke last week, all destined for the local women's shelter, Hébergement La Passerelle, and welcomed (left to right) by staffers Jennifer Frezza and Patricia Dota, were local residents Mireille Lemelin and Joseph Eletr. As a long-time journalist, columnist, and humble wordsmith, believe it or not dear readers, people often ask me why I have never writte
YLJ FILE PHOTO COURTESY FACEBOOK Les Cèdres resident Richard Hunt (above) and his girlfriend Coteau-du-Lac resident Mélanie Binette have been in custody for a year following their arrest after a double murder in Vaudreuil-Dorion allegedly tied to biker gang members. A nine-day preliminary inquiry is scheduled to begin May 14 to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with the first degree murder trial of Les Cèdres resident Richard Hunt and Mélanie Binette of Coteau-
Espoir Nouveau/New Hope’s 10th Annual Craft Fair takes place December 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6225 Godfrey Avenue (close to Monkland village) in NDG. Our fair is juried and includes a wide range of handicrafts including jewellery, knits, organic clothing, hand-printed paper goods, wind chimes, etc. There will also be a bake table, coffee, and a warm lunch. Support your local community by joining us for this special event. Please bring a non-perishable item for our Food Depot.
The Students of Jacques Harvey, Music Master will present an instrumental concert on Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m. at Saint James Church, 642 Main Road. This event is to help raise funds for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the Islands of St. Croix and St. John’s. As pictured above, communications are still precarious with damaged antenna and the population is struggling. Donations will be taken at the door.Donations will be taken at the door.
PHOTO BY LISA SEIFERT PET PHOTOGRAPHY Fern is an 8-year-old, 23-pound Sheltie who was originally found as a stray. Fern arrived at Rosie’s Animal Adoption very frightened and shy. She is a bit better but she will remain timid. It’s believed she’s been bred many times. Fern needs a loving patient family along with a nice calm dog if there is a dog in the family. She also needs a completely secure fenced in yard. She is not a dog who will run to you. She is a really nice dog. S
PHOTO COURTESY VSPCRF The Board of Directors of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation (VSPCRF) has appointed Jean-François Thibert as Executive Director with a start date of December 18, 2017. A resident of the region, Thibert has more than 25 years of experience in business management, including the general management of private residences for seniors. With great experience in customer service and a human approach to management, Thibert will certainly
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA I’m Honey! I was born on November 23, 2015, which means I spent two years outside. I hung out by a school and got to see a lot of cute children. At the end of the day I hung out in the parking lot and went from car to car to see if someone would want to take me in. I once hopped into a fancy car but the lady threw me out. All I have ever wanted is to be loved and accepted. An amazing lady across the street saw all of this happen. She began to feed me at h
IMAGE COURTESY IMDB.COM Title: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Directed: Joel and Ethan Coen Genre: Drama Available: on Netflix Brief Synopsis: In 1961 New York City, a folk singer named Llewyn Davis struggles to keep both his career and life afloat. Aggregate Scores: 7.5 IMDb 93% Rotten Tomatoes Review: The Coen Brothers have enjoyed over 30 years of both critical and commercial success, most notably with films like Fargo and No Country for Old Men. An unintended consequence of
The people’s wish list for the Mayor of Saint-Lazare Dear Editor, When a mayor owes his office and precarious legitimacy to 37% of 37% of the electorate, we would imagine that he would be attentive to the heightened expectations of the people of his town. At the very least we anticipate the following: That council should be as open as possible. Beware of being tempted to act furtively. If council acts under a veil of secrecy, then it must be reasonably expected that it wishe