PHOTO BY KEITH FORD The Hudson Christmas Bird Count is looking for field observers and feeder counters to help out in the annual event to monitor bird populations across North America. On December 22, birders from all over the Montreal area will descend upon Hudson to count birds. Bird Studies Canada and our partners at the National Audubon Society in the United States; rely on data from the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) database to monitor bird populations across North America.
Artisans for Animals - An Artisan Fair to benefit Animatch Dog Adoption takes placed Saturday, December 8 fom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Avenue in Pointe-Claire. Over 30 juried artisans will be displaying their handmade goods just in time for your holiday shopping. Lunch will be available. Shop local and support animal rescue!
PHOTO COURTESY AUDREY WALL The Greenwood Singers present Songs for a Midwinter's Night on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 642 Main Road. Reception to follow concert. Tickets: $25, are available at Boutique Pure Art, 422 Main Road. More info at greenwood-centre-hudson.org.
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hi there! My name is Lola. I am a petite tabby and white short-haired female. I was born November 20, 2016 and was dropped off at a farm by my previous owner when they realized I was pregnant. I was only there a week before I went to a foster home two weeks prior to my having four beautiful kittens on September 27, 2018! I have been dewormed, vaccinated and sterilized. I am a great mom and affectionate with all adults and children including the small dogs
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS Bring the little ones for Breakfast with Santa Claus taking place Saturday, December 8 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre in Hudson. Tickets are required for the breakfast and are available at the centre at 394 Main Road.
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Saint-Lazare’s Town Council Chamber was crowded with residents for the presentation of a recent water well study. The risk of contamination to Saint-Lazare’s potable water supply by a proposed housing development in the west end of the town known as the du Fief area was described as negligible in a report presented on Tuesday, December 4 at a public information meeting at the Town Hall. “I think that the original concerns and questions of citizens wer
PHOTO COURTESY YANNICK TURCOTTE Two young ballet dancers from Saint-Lazare, Sofia De Filippo (left) and Noah Turcotte, star in the upcoming production of the Nutcracker, a multi-media production of Ballet Ouest de Montreal. Noah Turcotte and Sofia De Filippo from Saint-Lazare have been awarded the two leading roles for children of Fritz and Clara in the Ballet Ouest de Montreal production of the Nutcracker ballet. Stage fright and nerves are not an issue for Turcotte. “This
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG In recognition of their work in building stronger communities, 26 residents and representatives of area organizations were awarded for their work by MP Peter Schiefke. Twenty-six residents and organizations from communities across the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region were presented with awards recognizing their contributions to the greater community during a ceremony held at Hudson’s Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre on Saturday, December 1. “We started thi
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Despite cold and rainy weather, a group of Hudson residents shared the light of Hanukkah fortified with hot chocolate, doughnuts and latkes. The annual Hudson Festival of Lights began Friday, November 30 with the lighting of the tree in front of the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre. Seasonal songs and traditional carols sung by the children’s choir from Saint Thomas Aquinas Church accompanied the event under the direction of Jane Blais with the suppo
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Detour signs and traffic cones at the intersection of Chemin Dumberry and Chemin des Chenaux prevent motorists from driving across the Chemin des Chenaux bridge over Highway 40. Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon said the bridge could be closed to traffic for up to five years. Motorists who regularly used the Chemin des Chenaux Bridge before it was closed in late summer could be in for a long wait before it reopens. It may take at least five years before t