Congratulations to Johanne Syms of St. Lazare whose photo was chosen byRégate Kia Valleyfield as Your Local Journal’s Photo Of The Year . “I came across a quote that is quite fitting to my picture. It is from Jonathan Rosen, an American writer. He says, ‘watching birds is a pleasure; seeing an owl is an event’. That is how I felt when I saw him!” said Syms when she heard the news.
PHOTO BY MADELEINE LANGLOIS New executive director of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence, Jean-François Thibert, (centre) was welcomed by some of the staff and many volunteers on his first day at work on Monday, December 18, as well as by outgoing interim executive director, Anne Lauzon (to his left in photo). The nurses were elsewhere in the Residence preparing for the arrival of a new patient. On his first official day in the office at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges
The beautiful and charming Tassy is a female cat born on November 29, 2016. She is a tabby with short hair. She is spayed, vaccinated and was treated against parasites. Tassy was part of a cat colony in Vaudreuil. Cascagave her a chance to blossom inside a home while it's cold outside. Her foster home has found that she has quite the personality! She will know exactly how to charm you with her affection and her wet kisses! Who would have thought? We hope she finds a home with
Sweet Shyla Imagine living on the streets and being afraid of all humans..... Never having lived as a pet and afraid to approach any human.
Shyla, a chocolate Lab mix, is a northern dog who lived on the streets, ate garbage and was finally picked up by animal control. Since she has been with Rosie Animal Adoption she is starting to come along.... starting to like to lie on a dog bed, starting to love the couch, starting to enjoy being touched, starting to be able to come thr
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The abandoned Pincourt arena on Fifth Avenue, as seen on December 13, 2017, faces an uncertain future. The unfinished facility has been plagued with various legal problems for almost 15 years when construction was first halted in 2003. Mayor Yvan Cardinal is still hopeful the long-awaited Pincourt arena will be realized despite an agreement made by the city to buy back the building from its current owners Groupe Thibault. The news was announced at the Tue
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Work is proceeding as planned for the renovation of the Harpell Centre on St. Pierre Street. The facility, built in 1948, is undergoing extensive renovations. Ste. Anne de Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa defended a $12,500 expenditure that was adopted at the Monday, December 11 council meeting for the mayor and four councillors to attend the annual Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) meeting next May in Gatineau.
One resident balked at the expense when t
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The Town of Rigaud was especially hard hit during the 2017 spring floods which saw many residents forced from their homes and still awaiting compensation to repair or rebuild. The Town of Rigaud held a special information session December 7 for the victims of the spring 2017 flood. The objective of the meeting was to offer tips and technical information regarding temporary work that can help flood victims move back in their homes this coming wi
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Notre Dame de l’île Perrot resident Barbara Ectovitch stands in front a new home being built next to her condominium town house on Saturday, November 9. Etcovitch is upset that all the trees on the construction site bordering her property were recently razed. A Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot homeowner is dismayed that a forested lot behind her townhouse condominium was recently razed to build a new house. Barbara Etcovitch, who lives on Rue Jordi-Bonet near t
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. welcomed residents to the first council meeting held in the new council chamber of the recently inaugurated Town Hall. The first town council meeting in the council chamber of the recently inaugurated Rigaud Town Hall was held Monday, December 11. It was also an opportunity for several residents to raise concerns regarding speeding vehicles, an elevated volume of traffic coupled with continuous high levels of noise, and garbag
YLJ FILE PHOTO/JAMES ARMSTRONG Hudson Heartbeet Community Farm// Ferme Communautaire Betterêve de Hudson's start-up season included guided tours of their temporary location. The call for financial aid went out to supporters and friends of the Hudson Heartbeet Community Farm in an email Tuesday, December 5. The message was an appeal for financial support to cover a year-end loss. “The response was terrific,” said Community and Logistics Manager Loïc Freeman-Lavoie. According t