Conservation plan ‘red flags’ Dear Editor, On our current trajectory, what will the Town of Saint-Lazare look like in five years, 10 years, 20 years? Will it reflect the expectations that we had when we moved here?
Mayor Robert Grimaudo has proposed a detailed map, clearly identifying all of the areas in Saint-Lazare that can be developed, in his upcoming budget. If adopted, this will help residents to reach out to council proactively when they see their beloved green spaces
Development moratorium Dear Editor, We should praise the five new councillors of Saint-Lazare for implementing a moratorium on residential development, which will hopefully create a responsible and sustainable development plan for the future.
Between 2013 and 2017 the previous administration approved residential developments at Cité des papillons, Cité des Champs, Place du Parc, Place Moïse Therrien, Domaine des Forestier, Place Verde, and Project du Fief.
The moratorium on
It takes a village... Dear Editor, Our village has done it again. Thank you for your tremendous support shown last week at the annual Hudson Fireman's Christmas Basket Auction. Thank you to the merchants, local businesses and friends for your generous donations... thank you to all of you who came and spent generously and thank you to all the Royal Lepage Village brokers and staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all happen. The money raised will enable the
“I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin” – Winston Spear Hearing that the snow and winter weather was heading our way this week in earnest, I took advantage of the nice weekend weather we had and put up the outdoor Christmas lights on our new (old) house we moved into this past summer. When we had moved in we noticed that our neighbours are the type of folks that leave their Christmas lights up all year. Now I believe in, ‘live and let live
PHOTO BY CEALY TETLEY Estella Willis with ‘Hand in my Pocket’ and sister Sofia Willis (below) both qualified in their respective events this past equestrian event season. Hudson residents Estella and Sofia Willis enjoyed a very successful summer in their regional, provincial and national competitions. Both riders train with Chris Gahan and Michele Gauthier of CMG Equestrian at Hodgson Stables in Saint-Lazare. They both train year round with competitions in the summer. Sofia c
An Artisan Fair and Bake Sale are being held Saturday, December 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Avenue in Pointe-Claire. Offered for sale will be the handmade crafts of 20 artisans, home baking, meat pies, used books, quilts, knit and sewn items and crafts. Tea Room serving muffins and beverage. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hearty soup lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More info at www.valoisunited.ca.
Kindle the Christmas Spirit at the Vankleek Hill Farmers Market. Join us December 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring 'One-of-a-kind' gifts, delectable food for holiday entertaining. Place your order early! Grown, created, baked, and crafted LOCALLY! Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, 5814 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill, Ontario.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to sing with a church choir at Christmas time? Of standing proudly before a congregation enthralled with your presence? Well here is an opportunity ready and waiting just for you. Wyman Memorial United Church in Hudson invites you to join us for our annual Chorister for a Day – Christmas Edition. Experience the behind-the-scenes activity and pre-service warm-up. And delight in joy of singing the music of Christmas from the choir loft.
Christmas is coming to town beginning Friday night, November 30 with the Festival of Lights, 6:30 p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road in Hudson, followed by the film ‘Elf’ at 7:30 p.m. Santa Claus pays a visit Sunday, December 2 at 1 p.m. with the annual Santa Claus Parade. Come meet the jolly man himself after the parade at the Community Centre.
PHOTO COURTESY HUDSON FIRE DEPARTMENT Restricted air supply, unseasoned wood, and low, smouldering fires are the chief causes for creosote buildup in chimneys – a sticky residue that is highly combustible. After recently battling three major fires within a 10-day period, the Hudson Fire Department are reaching out to inform the community on the importance of keeping woodstove and fireplace chimneys clean and free of creosote build-up. With the arrival of snow and colder weath