Paying for services not rendered Dear Editor, Last week’s Editor’s Corner, stated, “While no one in the developed world should have to pay for services not rendered, we also want to know that we’re paying into an equitable and just system that isn’t rife with blot.”
The editor should know that St. Lazare has a “services paid for, but not rendered” discriminatory tax/services policy that has existed for more than 30 years. Anyone living on a road, classified by the town as ‘p
Knuckle draggers Dear Editor, The Town of Hudson has done an outstanding job constructing the dog park on Main Road opposite Thompson Park. The fences are strong, the two separate runs are of good size for large and small dogs, access is easy, and there are benches for the humans to sit on – there’s even a container dispensing doggy-doo bags at the entrance. Most people respect the park and pick up after their canine pals; however, there are still a few troglodytes who either
PHOTO COURTESY BAIE D'URFÉ POTTERS The Baie-D’Urfe Potters will be holding their Spring Expo and Sale once again April 20, 21 and 22. There will be an assortment of functional tableware and decorative pieces for home, garden, and gift giving. A portion of our sales will be donated to NOVA, so please come by and see what one-of a-kind piece speaks to you. Located at the Whiteside Taylor Centre, 20551 Lakeshore Road, our show hours are Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. (vernissage) and Satur
On Thursday, April 26 the Hudson Film Society presents their last offering of the season, the darkly comedic film I, Tonya based on the real-life story of American figure skater Tonya Harding and her involvement in one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Alison Janney won an Oscar for her portrayal as Harding's mother. Showings are at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for non-members.
PHOTO COURTESY SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC In partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), investigators at the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges arrested Sébastian Parlea, 43, from Rivière-Beaudette on March 27 while at his new residence on MacBain Street in Bainsville, Ontario. A search conducted at this address led to the seizure of computer equipment submitted for analysis. The individual who appeared at the Valleyfield Court House on March 28 to face charges of
The Lakeshore Artists Association is hosting their 30th Art Expo April 20 to 22. Vernissage will take place Friday, April 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Exposition will be held April 21 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibition and sale for the benefit of Nova West Island. Join us at Fritz Farm, 20477 Lakeshore Road. Raffle tickets will be sold on site for paintings donated by Louise Langlois (left) and Muriel Smith Baran. More info at www.artlakeshore.com.
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA They call me Paolo and think I am a Norwegian Forest cat. I was born March 28, 2017. I am a semi-long haired tabby. My brother Sven and I had to leave our home because our Mama couldn't take care of us anymore. I just know I am a big and very handsome cat. I am very friendly and give head bumps any time. I get along with the other cats at my foster home and I don't care about the dog. I love to be brushed, eat well, and use the facilities. I am easygoing
PHOTO BY MADELEINE LANGLOIS The 7th Annual Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation Walk will take place Sunday, May 6, at Maison-Valois Park, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. As participants, you will experience the opportunity to visit our beautiful region while supporting a most worthy cause. A good dose of fresh air, fitness at your own pace along the route of your choice (3, 5 or 7 km) and fun for everyone awaits the participants. You may now form your team of wa
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY Celebrating at Whitlock Golf and Country Club and joining birthday gal, Frances Hynes (centre), were bottom row (left to right) Renate Pasborg, Lise Dorval and Marta Deschamps. At top left to right, Liz Rozon, Josette Mallette, Agnes Nichol, Anita Hynes, Muriel Baggott, Pauline Poirier and Barbara Verboomen. Before I tell you about my flying visit to a little corner of India this weekend which - unlike that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently went o
PHOTO COURTESY NANCY FARNUM, ARTWORK BY MAVIS MARTIN/2 BARN OWLS Arts and artistic endeavours can foster a sense of community and studies show a distinct connection between early art exposure and higher education and employment retention. Ask 100 people why art and culture is important to them, and to society in general, and you’ll likely get 100 different answers but even if someone professes no artistic inclination, they are exposed to – and take part in – the arts on a dai