PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke; Catherine McKenna, MP for Ottawa Centre and Minister of Environment and Climate Change; and retired politician and former federal Liberal cabinet minister Marc Lalonde at the launch of Schiefke’s re-election campaign for a second consecutive mandate during a meet-and-greet brunch at the Centre Multisports in Vaudreuil-Dorion on February 24. Vaudreuil-Soulanges Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Schiefke official
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK (Left to right): Francine Legault, Maureen Burcome and Sheila Comerford hold a city map that highlights two new residential developments proposed for White Road. They would prefer if one of the last remaining green spaces in the neighbourhood was left untouched. With Vaudreuil-Dorion still in the midst of a residential construction boom that includes several high-rise rental apartment buildings, a group of residents is hoping to save a small forested area
PHOTO COURTESY SOCIÉTÉ DE GESTION DES MATIÈRES RÉSIDUELLES DE VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES The organic waste treatment machine in Sainte-Justine-de-Newton awaits pre-production testing. In an era when the emphasis is on local sustainability, reducing carbon emissions, recycling and composting, the Municipalité régionale de comté Vaudreuil-Soulanges (MRC-VS) decided in 2015 to purchase a machine that would transform organic material into fertilizer. The initial cost of the equipment wa
PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH “What kind of a girl are you?” asked a friend once decades ago when I told her I didn’t like shopping. Fast forward to 2019 and I still don’t like it. Every time I head out purposely to buy clothing, I somehow never really find anything I like. While once killing time before an appointment, I was browsing through a high-fashion discount store and found a number of items I really liked. Pressed for time, I vowed to return and when I was able to a week o
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hi! My name is Soldat and I’m a very beautiful grey male. I was born February 11, 2018. I went through hell up until today when I was rescued from the cold. Finally, I'm eating every day and I can sleep quietly. I have a special characteristic, my tail is short. We don't know if I was born with it this way or it was cut when I was little. I constantly ask to be petted. I am vaccinated but I tested FIV positive. However, I am sterilized which means I don't
PHOTOS COURTESY MICHELLE REED Come and enjoy this afternoon of fine music and discover the talents of tomorrow! Young Hudson musician Ember-Leah Reed will be presenting an afternoon concert of violin and voice works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelsohn and Hann as well as other more contemporary works. She will be accompanied by the accomplished and talented pianist and chamber musician Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, founding member of Duo Palladium and Trio Émerillon. The concert will tak
A free support group for sufferers of chronic pain will take place at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road in Hudson. Hosted by Marie-Andrée Michaud, the group is part of l’Association québécoise pour la douleur chronique. Meetings will take place February 27, March 27, April 24, and May 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. Spots are limited. Reservations are necessary. Register by calling (514) 355-4198 or toll-free at 1 855 230-4198.
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hulk is a lovely tuxedo cat looking for a home. He is a 7-month- old male, vaccinated and sterilized and in excellent health. He was found outside as a very young kitten and has been fostered ever since. He has a very nice disposition, playing with the other foster cats and gets along well with the two yappy dogs at the foster’s home. If you’re interested in Hulk, please contact Casca at at email@example.com.
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Chanel is a female 8-year-old Retriever mix. She spent the last six years with a family who unfortunately felt that they no longer had time for her. She is looking for a family who will appreciate a still-youthful senior. She needs a long, brisk walk every day, and she loves balls and squeaky toys. She also ‘talks a lot’ so no apartments of condos. She is particularly vocal when she is hungry. Chanel is great with other dogs and is indifferent to cats.
PHOTO COURTESY PETER THOMPSON A fundraiser will be held at Hudson’s Château du Lac, 460 Main Road on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 5 p.m. to help raise money for three-month-old baby Easten (pictured in dad Peter Thompson’s arms) who was diagnosed December 31, 2018 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare form of blood cancer. Along with his mother Jennifer Liddy (right, with Easten’s big brother Ellis) the family has been staying at the baby’s side at the Montreal Children’s