Dear Editor, My wife Marilyn and her many friends have been involved in dog rescue for as long as I can remember and, taking my age into consideration, that is still fairly impressive. Over the years I have seen and witnessed more horrific stories of dog abuse than dog attacks. Dogs have been kicked, tortured, beaten with heavy objects, left unattended and without shelter while chained up in fields and backyards, thrown out of fast moving cars, thrown from high places, or lef
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hi, my name is Béatrice and I’m an adorable tabby and white female. I was born June 5, 2016 and now that my kittens are all grown, I am ready to find myself a new home. I am very affectionate and I purr all the time. I love to be petted and am excellent with children. My greatest assets are my big green eyes. I get along well with other cats. I am vaccinated and sterilized. For more information regarding Béatrice, please call Casca at (514) 706-2287 or se
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS The Vankleek Hill Porchfest musical event takes place Saturday, July 21 for the fourth year in a row. This year will feature 32 bands and individual performers spread out over 29 porches throughout the town. Performance times and the event map are available on Vankleek Hill Porchfest's webpage at porchfestvankleekhill.ca.
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest de l’Île (AJOI) presents its 8th edition of Les Jeux de la Rue de l’Ouest de l’Île. On August, a free soccer tournament will take place at Grier Park. If you are between the ages of 12 and 24, come with your team. Schedule includes 30 minutes for team registration: 9:30 a.m. 12 to 14 years old; 1 p.m. 15 to 17 years old; 4:30 p.m. 18 to 24 years old. The winners will represent the West Island in the Montreal competitions Augus
PHOTO COURTESY ELYSETURBIDE.COM As part of their ongoing exhibition titled ‘7 artists dans la galerie,’ painter Elyse Turbide’s naturescapes featuring delicately interwoven flora and fauna with surprising visual results will be on display at the 2 Barn Owls Galerie & Boutique until July 22. Join us at 420 Main Road with the artist present July 20, 21 and 22. Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest de l’Île (AJOI) presents its 8th edition of Les Jeux de la Rue de l’Ouest de l’Île. On July 28, a free basketball tournament will take place at Centennial Park. If you are between the ages of 12 and 24, come with your team. Schedule includes 30 minutes for team registration: 9:30 a.m. 12 to 14 years old; 1 p.m. 15 to 17 years old; 4:30 p.m. 18 to 24 years old. The winners will represent the West Island in the Montreal competit
PHOTO COURTESY ACADÉMIE ML TENNIS The young tennis players are getting the chance to sharpen their skills over the summer season. The final regional tennis qualifiers for the 2018 Quebec Summer Games took place the weekend of July 14 – 15 on the courts at Bédard Park in the heart of Saint-Lazare. Marc-Olivier Lavallée of Académie ML Tennis in Valleyfield welcomed young players from clubs all over the region, who all came to play for the chance to compete at the prestigious bi
PHOTO COURTESY TRACY SUTHERLAND Congratulations to the U14M A Hawks! The Saint-Lazare based team captured the first place gold medal after playing five games in the scorching heat wave in the Lachute Tournament held over the weekend of July 14 – 15. This group of 14-year-olds showed heart and skill in making it to the top. Way to go boys!
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Low water levels in the Ottawa River affected Enbridge routine emergency training exercises on July 17. Two boats, crew members, and a containment boom were part of the scene at the Point Séguin boat launch on the Ottawa River in Rigaud on Tuesday, July 17 to enact an oil spill simulation. “This was a routine emergency training exercise,” said Senior Communications Engagement Strategist Herb Shields the following day. “Emergency response equipment, in
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Vaudreuil-Dorion residents are invited to submit suggestions to the new committee who will in turn make recommendations for the revitalization of Harwood Boulevard. A committee has been established to determine the best strategies to take for the continued revitalization of Harwood Boulevard and implement recommendations that have already been made. “We started the revitalization process in 2014 with our public consultation meetings as part of our strateg