PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Dragons and winners come face to face as the “mock” Dragons’ Den came to an end. (Left to right) Dragons Sophie McCafferty and Mayor Jamie Nicholls, winners Jessica Lothian and Erika Berchez and Dragon Debbie Newton Eldridge. It was an unprecedented decision for a Dragons’ Den event, but Erika Berchez and Jasmine Lothian were both declared first place winners for their business ideas they presented on Saturday, December15. They tied for first place in
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/MRC VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES Architectural rendering of the regional hospital promised by the Liberal Government that reportedly will no longer be built on its originally proposed site. The long-awaited Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital has hit another snag. The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges confirmed in a press release late this afternoon they are ‘stunned’ to learn the majority Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government has ‘backed down’ and the hospital will not be
IMAGE COURTESY PEXELS In our era of hyper political correctness and über-sensitivity, we’ve recently been informed that certain North American radio stations opted to no longer air the 1940s crooning duo classic, ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ as some of the lyrics were deemed offensive. For those of you blissfully unaware, the lines where a woman sings, “I really can’t stay,” are met with the male response of, “But baby, it’s cold outside.” The playful back-and-forth continues as
(Left to right) The members of the board of directors: Johane Quane, Nancy Quane, Élyse Viau, Arlyne Quane, Nathalie Courchesne, Viviane Quane, France Lavoie, Nancy D'Aoust, Gina Chouinard. The 12th edition of the foundation ‘Un Noël Pour Tous’ fundraising dinner was held December 5 at Sunny's Restaurant & Bar in Vaudreuil-Dorion. This evening, hosted by actor Jean Petitclerc, raised $45,000. The ‘Un Noël Pour Tous’foundation's mission is to offer Christmas stockings to child
Draw has taken place PHOTO COURTESY RICHARD DUBOIS Members of the jury of the Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges student bursary competition – Centre - Ève Bélec, Deputy Director of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Sébastien Demers, teacher at the school Elementary Papillon-Bleu and co-organizer of the Festi-Cirque, are flanked by Pauline Thauvette-Leroux, President of the Caisse; Benoit Levesque, 1st Vice-President and President of the Community
PHOTO BY MADELEINE LANGLOIS Shopping at ‘The Bunker’ in Hudson, one of the best thrift shops in the region, is so much sweeter knowing 40 per cent of the proceeds are distributed to area charities and hospital foundations. The Board of Hudson War Memorial Library (WML) held a special presentation Wednesday, December 12, 11 a.m. at the library location at 60 Elm Street. Every year, the library donates a percentage of their profits from sales at ‘The Bunker’ thrift shop to loca
PHOTO COURTESY HUDSON FILM SOCIETY The Hudson Film Society presents Finding Your Feet, an uplifting seasonal film featuring a crackerjack ensemble cast of some of England's finest actresses and actors. Lots of dancing, lots of laughs, and a few tears as well. Showings are at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road in Hudson, Monday December 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. A Christmas reception will follow each showing. $12 for non-members.
IMAGE COURTESY IMDB.COM Title: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik Genre: Comedy/Holiday Available on: YouTube Brief Synopsis: Clark W. Griswold pulls out all the stops to have the best family Christmas ever. Aggregate Scores: 7.6 IMDb 64% Rotten Tomatoes Review: I know what you're thinking. You've probably seen this movie. Multiple times. You might have even seen it in the last few days. Usually, this column is dedicated to the undera
PHOTO COURTESY ANTHONY PETRONE Vaudreuil-sur-le-lac based Twins Taekwondo end the year on a high in Trenton New Jersey at the Battle of the capital. They take home great experience and some athletes had the opportunity to fight against US national champions. The school also received an award for its dedication and outstanding contribution to the sport.
PHOTO COURTESY JOSÉE PILON The HRS (Hudson Rigaud St-Lazare) Atom BB team won the South Central Provincial Atom-PeeWee-Junior Tournament Sunday, December 2 in Montreal. They were victorious in their three tournament games, and won the final in a thrilling match that ended in a 3-2 elite record against the home team, the South Central Hawks. The Atom BB team remains undefeated and is currently ranked first in their category in Quebec.