PHOTO COURTESY JE SUIS DEUXIÈME A free event being given in French at Collège Valleyfield explores lives that have transformed and started over following the worst possible conditions. The non-profit organization Je suis deuxième (I Am Second) is hosting a special event March 29 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield that will feature a number of speakers who will speak about their transformative life experiences. The layout of the venue, consisting of a white chair on a plain black bac
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY Volunteers Fay Louch (left) on bag packing duty and Mary Hannon handling the cash behind the counter welcomed shoppers from far and wide at The Bunker this past Saturday morning, March 17. Its official title is the Hudson War Memorial Library Shop, located in the library’s basement in the heart of town and open for only two hours every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. But for most of the thousands who shop there annually - many of them every week - it is af
PHOTO BY JULES-PIERRE MALARTRE One year after the initial rounds of protests that took place outside ITR Laboratories in Baie d’Urfé, protesters regrouped to pressure the organization to halt their testing on animals. Last Chance for Animals (LCA), 269Life Canada and other animal rights movements organized another protest March 16 outside of ITR (International Toxicology Research) Laboratories in Baie d’Urfé to decry animal testing conducted by the company. The event took pla
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon is calling on the provincial Ministries of Public Security and Transport to launch an investigation into how the closure of Highway 40 East during morning rush hour traffic on February 26 negatively impacted traffic throughout the municipality and neighbouring region. The closure of eastbound Autoroute 40 during the morning rush hour late last month because of a police operation in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue prompted Vaudreui
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/JOHN JANTAK St. Lazare council held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, March 20, to reiterate that homeowners who want to take advantage of a subsidy program to stabilize their foundations have until tomorrow – Friday, March 23 – to file their application at town hall. The work needed to fix a home with cracking foundation includes excavation on the external, and in some cases internal, perimeter of the structure and the installation of metal pilings
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Vaudreuil-Soulanges Prefect and Très-Saint-Rédempteur Mayor Patrick Bousez (center), Bobo-Dioulasso Mayor Bourahima Sanou (left) and First Vice-President of l’Association des Municipalités du Bukina-Faso Mayor Aboubakar Hema met at the MRC-VS offices last week to formalize a mutually beneficial agreement for their respective represented regions. Two five-year partnerships were initiated with a signing ceremony that took place at the Municipalité régio
Lost cat in St. Lazare On March 9 around noon, Philip sneaked out from the house on Maple Ridge corner of d’Avignon.
He is very shy and afraid of strangers.
Should you happen to see him please call Marek or Lucy at (450) 510-1211 or (514) 895-5558
Disillusioned in St. Lazare Dear Editor, I'll be going to City Hall tomorrow to pay the first installment of our property taxes which is about $845. This money, which is no small amount for two retired citizens on a fixed income, will pay the salary of one director for just under two days’ work. We have 18 directors that I know of here in St. Lazare and I was told by a very reputable source that each of them earn about $140,000 per year. I was also told that we, the taxpayers
LBPSB Governance and Ethics Committee Dear Editor, I was the ‘public’ at the Lester B. Pearson School Board Executive Committee meeting held March 19, 2018. As usual, prior to the meeting, I submitted by email the questions and comments I would raise at ‘Questions from the Public’ time. They were sent to the Pearson community, which consists of: all commissioners, parent commissioners, the directorate, Central Students’ Committee, Parents’ Committee and the unions and associa
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO Vaudreuil-Dorion resident Tania Crevier (right), seen here with The Journal advertising consultant Nick Zacharias, is the lucky winner of our two-day Mini-getaway to Hotel Plaza Valleyfield including two dinners for two, two continental breakfasts for two, and massage treatments at Spa Esthétique de la Tourelle. Be sure and pick up future editions of The Journal for other exciting upcoming contests!