PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS It's a longstanding tradition that I buy my brother socks for Christmas, so much so that the one year I figured I'd deviate from the norm and get him something different, he grumbled about having to go and buy his own socks. They haven't varied much over the years – basic wool construction socks, grey and white with the signature red stripe. I once got him a green pair and another time, when I found a pack of three pairs on special, I gave him and my hus
Well, it's official folks. Santa's back in town! Welcomed along Main Road in Hudson this past Sunday, December 3, among people-packed sidewalks replete with young families, seniors, and visitors from throughout the region. With tiny tots in tow all snugly bundled up catching the candy canes and looking on agog as the Santa Claus Parade wound its way from Côte Saint-Charles to the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre where the kids could have their photo taken with Jolly Old St.
PHOTO COURTESY ROSIE ANIMAL ADOPTION Dachshund - Weiner dog - Sausage Dog - Dachie - Teckel. We Doxies are known by many names. Meet Maggie! Maggie was given up by her family because she can be a barker. Maggie is an adorable little Dachie in need of a home where her guardian will be consistent with what Maggie is asked to do. She has never lived with men before so does better with women. We are looking for an experienced Doxie lover who will love her, care for her, bring her
PHOTO BY MAY’S STUDIO Holding the cheque, left to right: Vaudreuil Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke, Daniel Leblanc – Assistant Hudson Fire Department Chief, Andrew Dumas, President Firefighters’ Association, and Hudson Mayor Jamie Nicholls. On Sunday, December 3, the Executive Committee members of the Cunninghams Pub & Whitlock Community Golf Tournament were proud to be able to donate $4000 to the Hudson Firefighters Food Drive fund. These incredible and brave volunteer firefight
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Peggy is a gorgeous, small, semi-long haired black and white cat. She was born October 3, 2015. Peggy is quiet and enjoys being petted but prefers to not be picked up. She enjoys being treated gently and would be happy in a home without young children. Peggy gets along with the dog and cat in her foster home. For more information regarding Peggy, please contact (514) 706-2287 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To my work family Dear Editor, As a former employee of Your Local Journal I am hoping that you will publish my letter. Because it's the only way I know how to say thank you loud enough. I've been blessed to have worked five years at YLJ and have recently taken my retirement from my career of over 25 years. The only loud way I could think to say thank you is to tell 19,000 homes and 54,000 readers how amazing the work culture is in our office. Our publisher Monique Bissonnette
Nobody’s “Surrogate”…. Dear Editor, I never considered myself to be a “surrogate” for anyone, and although I understand it’s meant to be condescension towards me, the bigger issue is that it alleges that I responded on “behalf” of the Mayor of Saint-Lazare (Letters to the editor, Your Local Journal, November 30). This is not only insulting to me and the mayor but more importantly to any other concerned citizen who wishes to voice their opinion on something that is written in
School board democracy Dear Editor, School board democracy concerns all Quebecers. Last week the Lester. B. Pearson (LBPSB) and English Montreal (EMSB) school boards held Council of Commissioners' meetings. The EMSB Council consists of 11 commissioners, which includes three opposition commissioners. Part way through the meeting, one of them (a 10-year veteran) was evicted from council for the duration of the meeting because there was a disagreement with the chairperson. The
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Seven months after the event, some Rigaud flood victims are seeing progress in the resolution of their financial assistance cases with the Quebec government including demolition permits. An example is the Sauvé family home on Grand Quai Street. Seven months after being hit by major flooding, the Town of Rigaud continues to deal with the effect it has had on many residents in the flood zone bordering the Ottawa River. Financial aid for flood victims co
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The 20 proud recipients of the Canada 150 Community Service Award during a ceremony at Maison Trestler in Vaudreuil-Dorion last Thursday, November 30. Twenty Vaudreuil-Soulanges citizens and organizations were recognized for their volunteerism and contributions to the region by Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Schiefke during the Canada 150 Community Service Awards ceremony at Maison Trestler last Thursday evening, November 30. The awards were crea