PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Ottawa River floodwaters are very close to the 100-year flood zone level and are continuing to rise. That was part of the announcement made by Interim Director of the Rigaud Fire Department Daniel Boyer at press conference held Thursday, April 25 at the Fire Station. He noted the cubic metres of water per second flowing through the Carillon Dam in Pointe Fortune have not attained 2017 levels but appear to be headed in that direction. Boyer noted that
Open letter from Mayor Robert Grimaudo Dear residents of Saint-Lazare, I have been asked many times in the last week why I did not sign the letter sent from four (4) Saint-Lazare councillors to the editor of The Journal and all the media regarding the resignation of Councillor Pamela Tremblay. In my opinion, and as per my observations, the letter was inaccurate and wrong. I believe that Mrs. Tremblay has been subjected to verbal abuse, and that on many occasions. I have voice
Dysfunctional democracy Dear Editor, Regarding the reactions to Councillor Richard Chartrand’s short-lived suspension from Saint-Lazare’s council for aggressive behaviour towards a town employee and Councillor Pamela Tremblay’s resignation on the grounds that she felt disrespected and bullied on the council, I’m concerned that there are people in our community who regard bullying and verbal abuse as being acceptable. Mr. Chartrand himself has described his outburst as “very a
Political ‘spin’ Dear Editor,
I would like to respond to the very self-serving letter signed by Mme. Lachance and her fellow Saint-Lazare councillors regarding the recent departure of city Councillor Pamela Tremblay (Dear Editor, The Journal, April 18, page 4). But unlike their very obvious, albeit clumsy, attempt at political ‘spin,’ I would like to respond with some actual facts.
It is a fact that the month prior to Mme. Tremblay stepping down, the city council unanimous