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
Enough plastic Dear Editor, With all we know about the effects of plastic and Styrofoam on the environment I would like to challenge Hudson’s commercial establishments to stop using bags – plastic or paper – for items purchased. Put a big sign outside of the store as a reminder that disposable bags are no longer offered. We will soon remember to bring along our reusable bags or purchase those on offer by the store. For fresh produce, a compostable paper bag is a better optio
Thank you to the Hudson Fire Department Dear Editor, How fortunate we are in having such a wonderful fire department. During the floods of 2017, we were flooded and the team was nothing less than extraordinary. Two years later, we are once again in the affected zone. This time, there are a lot of properties. We were advised and guided by these outstanding firemen and supported by superb volunteers. They came to install the sandbags, as we are too old now to do it ourselves.
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Michel Vallée, Director of Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Recreation and Cultural Department, says the upcoming Les Arts et la Ville 32nd annual symposium will be a unique opportunity to have so many cultural specialists gathered together in the town. The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion officially announced it will proudly host the 32nd annual symposium Les Arts et la Ville network from June 5 to 7 at the Château-Vaudreuil. This year’s symposium will focus on the importance
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS Enjoy live music at the Auberge Willow Inn every Thursday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – No cover charge! May 2 features the Coveralls; May 9 – Brian Greenway from April Wine; Monday, May 13 welcomes Juno award winner Morgan Davis (blues); May 16, Jeff Starz Duo (folk/rock); May 23 Times2 Duo featuring The Journal’s own Brian Gallagher; and May 30, Better Days (blues). Join us at 208 Main Road in Hudson. More info at (450) 458-7006
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hi! My name is Karim and I’m a beautiful black male born April 1, 2018. I am the cutest one-year-old boy you have seen. I love to play with a human or, even better, with another feline. I am very friendly and love being petted. I had to fend for myself during those horribly cold months so I lost a small piece on the tip of my ear to frostbite. Other than that I am perfect. My coat is shiny pitch black with two little white spots and my eyes are full of in
ARTWORK BY CAROLE LESSARD Hudson Artists’ Spring 2019 Art Expo is a farmyard fantasy Widely known for her whimsical cow paintings, Carole Lessard will be the featured artist at Hudson Artists’ Spring 2019 Art Expo. Visitors are invited to drop in and take a chance on winning one of her latest works, with raffle proceeds going to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation. For non-winners, other members of Carole’s herd will also be available for purchase at