PHOTO COURTESY LAURA McCAFFREY (Left to right) Nicolas Pedneault, Director Parks, Recreation, Culture, Tourism and Communications, Mayor Jamie Nicholls and District 2 Councillor Austin Rikley-Krindle inaugurate The Underground Teen Centre in Hudson. In this ever-expanding PC world - Political Correctness that is, not Personal Computer nor Progressive Conservative - sometimes things do seem to get a little crazy and difficult to defend. But here's one initiative that I'm whol
PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF MP PETER SCHIEFKE Social media was the vehicle for recently rolling out youth initiatives across the country by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) and Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges Peter Schiefke who also serves as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth. A financial support initiative launched Tuesday, January 16 by the federal government through the Canada Services Corps aims at providing young Canadians with op
Participatory Budgeting Dear Editor, The back and forth letters between St. Lazare residents Benoît Tremblay and Comiso La Rosa in The Journal ‘Letters to the Editor’ have at times raised the issue of ‘voter apathy’ and problems of getting voter participation in municipal elections/affairs.
In reality, there exists a tried and tested method to increase voter participation in municipal affairs which has been in existence since 1989 – it is called ‘Participatory Budgeting’ whe
YLJ FILE PHOTO/JAMES ARMSTRONG Hudson resident and lawyer Véronique Fischer was recently told by the Barreau du Québec that the disciplinary complaint lodged against her last year by the Town of Hudson will not be pursued by the organization and that the file is now closed. Seven months after a complaint was lodged by the Town of Hudson with the Barreau du Québec against the actions of resident and lawyer Véronique Fischer, the law society has reached a decision. A copy of a
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Rigaud resident Yvon Mathieu (holding newspaper) was one of many Rigaud residents protesting the proposed municipal tax increase at an extraordinary meeting held Monday, January 22. It was standing room only in the Rigaud Town Council chamber as residents poured in and waited for the meeting to begin the evening of Monday, January 22. They were there to protest the tax rates and tariffs ruling that would have imposed a significant tax increase of eigh
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK A temporary barricade affixed with a yellow Danger sign and warning notice from the Pincourt fire department straddles the narrow boat ramp entrance to the Ottawa River at the intersection of Chemin Duhamel and Avenue Monseigneur-Langlois adjacent to Bellevue Park in Pincourt on January 24. The town is urging motorists and pedestrians to stay off river because the ice cover may be unstable due to the opening of Hydro-Québec dam gates along the St. Lawrenc
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Mayor Paola Hawa (centre) and Councillors Dana Chevalier (left), Ryan Young, Francis Juneau, Tom Broad and Denis Gignac voted unanimously with a show of hands to adopt a resolution at the Monday evening council meeting on January 22 to reject the agglomeration budget recently adopted by the City of Montreal. Councillor Yvan Labelle was absent. Ste. Anne de Bellevue unanimously adopted a resolution at the Monday evening council meeting on January 22 to rej
PHOTO COURTESY SALON DE L’EMPLOI The 2018 Salon de l’Emploi Étudiants et Saisonniers will be held February 21 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet in person with over 20 potential employers. The Salon will be located at the Centre Communautaire Paul-Émile Lepine, 150 Boul. Perrot, Île-Perrot. For more information visit www.emploivaudreuil-soulanges.com.
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hello! My name is Sam and I am two years old. My foster parent says that I am one big friendly fuzz ball. I love to have my playtime every day, and love to look out the window, on my perch, at all the birds in the back yard. I like my quiet time and am not into a lot of excessive petting. As well, I might get excited and accidentally scratch you if you use your hands to roughhouse with me. I like being alone with no other cats or dogs, and while I don't p
YLJ FILE PHOTO/CARMEN MARIE FABIO For birds, the hardest part of winter is not the cold but the lack of food. Some species have solved this problem by migrating south but those that stay had to find other ways. Come join one of Le Nichoir's biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive the cold season. Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather.