PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG President of the Fondation du Centre Hospitalier de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Denis Lapointe (left) and Honorary President of the 15th Edition of the Salon des Vins Vaudreuil-Soulanges Patrick Bousez were on-hand to welcome guests to the fundraising event held Wednesday, May 16. The 15th Edition of the Annual Salon des Vins Vaudreuil-Soulanges, a major fundraiser for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital, opened its doors on Wednesday, May 16. “We have a nice da
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/CARMEN MARIE FABIO Tyson the boxer looks on as the pumps were in the process of draining Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Lac Chérie in September, 2013 in preparation for residential development. Following a court battle, the town of Vaudreuil-Dorion announced this week that the body of water will be preserved. A former quarry in Vaudreuil-Dorion that transformed itself over the past six decades into a lake boasting a unique ecosystem can stay after the Quebec Court
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG After 18 years of coordinating the Animatch dog adoption organization in the town of Les Cèdres, operator Helen Lacroix (above) must find new accommodations by August 1. Animatch needs a new home. The venerable animal rescue organization that has been finding homes for dogs for over 18 years needs to be out of its current headquarters in Les Cèdres by August 1. Animatch has become a staple of the rescue community not only in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges ar
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG The aging wastewater treatment plant in Rigaud has proven to be the source of a recent bad smell permeating the area. In recent days, what’s been described as nauseating odours have unsettled some residents of Rigaud, particularly those in the more urban areas of the town. “It smells like rotten eggs,” complained a citizen to Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. at the town council meeting held Monday, May 14. Cause of odours According to a statement issued by th
School daze Dear Editor, I am a resident of Vaudreuil-Dorion and last week I, along with many other young families, received a very unexpected and disappointing letter in my 6-year-old daughter’s school bag. Le Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs identified my daughter, son, and approximately 51 other 5 and 6-year-old children as students who would be transferred from École L’Hyme au Printemps (approximately 1.5km away) to another school located in Saint-Lazare. In speaking wi
PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY Surrounded by local members of Grannies Aid for Africa, St. Lazare resident Zeina AbdulKarim was all smiles as she accepted the trophy for best soup as judged by all the tasters who attended the sold-out fundraiser at St. James’ Anglican Church in Hudson on Saturday. Wow, what a wonderful weekend we just had and I'm not only talking about the weather! Was running hither and thither around Hudson like a blue-tailed fly with a camera visiting three churches
A book launch of the French book ‘Le bruit sourd des glaces’ by author Claire Boulé will take place Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the St. Lazare Municipal Library, 1275 rue du Bois. Free admission. Reading and book signing will be followed by coffee and cake. RSVP at email@example.com or (613) 695-3339.
PHOTO COURTESY ZAF KOTY Polly promoting an antique chair for sale while enjoying a healthy snack during Zaf Koty’s yearly garage sale fundraiser for animal rescue. Koty has rescued and found homes for numerous exotic birds and cats, in great part thanks to the proceeds from her yearly garage sale. Garage sales are a familiar staple of our weekends, and it’s endearing to see that some of them are organized to fund very good causes. Zaf Koty of Saint-Lazare has been holding her
‘Sans Souci’ a hidden village gem on The Country Homes Tour P. Richardson Special contributor For 62 years the women of St James’ Church have organized their famous Country Homes Tour, a Hudson tradition providing guests with a lovely day in the country visiting beautiful homes. The hospitality is extended to delicious options for lunch at either St. James’ Church on the picturesque Lake of Two Mountains, or at St. Mary’s Church in Como. This important fundraiser benefits ma
IMAGE COURTESY IMDB.COM Greenwood Centre for Living History presents its fundraiser movie ‘Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool’ Tuesday, May 22 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road. Tickets are $15 and are available at Boutique Pure Art, 422 Main Road and at the door. More info at greenwood-centre-hudson.org.