PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Beauharnois residents and visitors will soon have a clear view of the Saint-Lawrence River and Lake Saint-Louis as the remaining vestiges of Kathryn Spirit’s dry dock is removed following the derelict ship’s long-awaited dismantling. The removal of the Kathryn Spirit, a derelict and abandoned vessel beached on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River in Beauharnois was a catalyst for legislation giving the federal government more control over abandoned
PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH Although I'm pretty cheap by nature, there are some things I refuse to compromise on. I've learned the hard way not to buy inexpensive shoes – you only get one pair of feet in life. One son says never to cheap out on beer, the other swears you always have to buy good quality toilet paper. My latest extravagance is a quality pillow because a good night's sleep is worth investing in. Not to mention a comfortable place to read on a rainy afternoon or a de
PHOTO COURTESY INNOVATION EXCELLENCE On July 9, 2018, Starbucks released the news that they would be phasing out their staple green plastic straws worldwide by 2020. They were not alone in joining the ever-expanding anti-plastic straw movement. American Airlines, A&W Canada, and the state of California, are some of the big players vowing to ditch plastic straws too. After the viral circulation of a video of marine biologists removing a plastic straw embedded in a sea turtle’s
Open letter to Hudson Mayor Jamie Nicholls Dear Mr. Mayor, On behalf of the Hudson Group of Casca (Comité d'Aide et de Secours pour les Chats Abandonnés) volunteers, we thank the Town of Hudson for supporting our efforts with your generous donation of $3,000. These funds allow us to continue the work of capturing homeless and abandoned cats as well as feral ones. These felines are neutered and brought back to good health with proper feeding and veterinary care. Those cats tha
USMCA Article 32.10 versus Canadian Sovereignty
(USMCA is the new NAFTA 2.0) Dear Editor,
As an unwavering Proud Canadian, I cannot, and I repeat, cannot accept that this so-called Canadian Government is relinquishing our sovereignty!
This is unacceptable, period. This is not just ‘innocently’ being a good neighbour with the U.S. Canadian sovereignty must never be negotiated in any agreement. It must remain our Canadian sovereign right to negotiate an agreement with any c
Pot holes Dear Editor, I recently received in the mail, a ‘postcard’ from the federal government titled ‘The Cannabis Act.’ The opening paragraph made me laugh, particularly the statement that this Act will, "…keep cannabis out of the hands of youth and to keep profits out of the hands of criminals and organized crime." Seems to me that youth has never had any trouble getting their hands on cannabis and I don't see how this act will change that. And now those profits will end
“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life” – Jean Paul Richter PHOTO BY NICOLE GIRARD Brian Gallagher (left) and Le Tournant volunteer Paul Sincennes. Well beautiful people, yesterday, October 10 was Mental Illness Awareness Day which ties in perfectly with how I want to start this week’s column. I was up at the ‘Festival des Couleurs’ in Rigaud this past weekend and even though the weather was a bit crisp it is still one of my fave places to check out each October. Al
A Horse Tale Rescue fundraiser is taking place Saturday, October 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Château-du-Lac, 460 Main Road in Hudson. Appetizers and live music by Gary White. Silent Auction – all proceeds go to the rescue organization whose mission is to rescue, re-home and provide a loving and caring forever-home for horses. Tickets are $30. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (450) 458-4801.
PHOTO COURTESY HUDSON CHAMBER MUSIC By Steve Ambler The first concert of the Hudson Chamber Music Series’ 36th season takes place Sunday, October 14 at 4 p.m. in St. James Church Hall, 642 Main Road in Hudson. Soprano Joan Fearnley will present a very special recital with a programme inspired by composer Lili Boulanger’s gazette of letters from the trenches of the Great War and songs by various French composers, accompanied by Frédéric Lacroix on piano and with readings by Ma
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society presents Laurence Kayaleh, violin, Elizabeth Dolin, cello, and Claire Ouellet, piano, in their first concert of the season. These exceptionally talented musicians will perform a program of Czech music by Dvorak, Janacek and Smetana. The concert takes place at Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on Friday, October 12,at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door; adults $20, seniors (60+) and students $1