PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE VAUDREUIL-DORION Among the signs of infestation of an ash tree by the emerald ash borer is a lightening of the crown or top of the tree where the branches jut out, dead and dying branches above the crown, discoloration of the bark and the premature yellowing of foliage. The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion announced that its ash trees are in a period of strong infestation from the Emerald ash borer, four years after the destructive insect was discovered on its
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Vaudreuil-Dorion adopted its Disability Action Plan for 2019 during its municipal council meeting on June 17. This measure is being implemented in accordance with the provincial act to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities for their integration into school, work and society. Municipal employee Caroline Houde has been tasked with making sure accessibility and services for the disabled keeps increasing within the city. The document lists con
Against tough opposition, local Special Olympics soccer team, the Mighty Hawks, affiliated with the St-Lazare and Hudson Soccer Club, win a bronze medal at their first ever tournament – the Tournoi CSR- Olympiques Speciaux Du Roussillon on Saturday, June 15 at Parc Wilfred Boardman in Delson. Nicholas Pruszynski (far left) scored 7 goals. Way to go team! See more photos on our Facebook page.
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK So it was exactly one year ago tomorrow that we moved from our long-time home in Hudson to a small bungalow here in Shangri-la. We decided to downsize so we could concentrate on travel and enjoying ourselves. In Hudson we had a 33,000 square-foot property and hundreds of square feet of gardens to maintain plus a large house to clean. So how has the year of rest and relaxation been working out for us? From the time we moved in until this March, we t
Of elections and legitimacy Dear Editor, I was recently voted in to represent District 3 at Saint-Lazare’s city council on June 9. Despite my best efforts at knocking on the doors of all 1,250 residences and meeting with more than 200 people, I was elected in a by-election that attracted a dismal 10-12 per cent of all eligible constituents. While I was legally chosen, I feel that I lack the necessary legitimacy to be characterized as a true representative of the people. I nee
Not so cool Dear Editor, As the sun begins to make more of an appearance in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area, more motorcyclists are seen dusting off their bikes and taking them out for a ride. Although it is beginning to become more of a norm to see high temperatures above the 25 degree Celsius range, I am distraught by seeing many unprotected riders. T-shirt, jeans/shorts, and shoes... this is not proper motorcycle attire! I understand it's very hot outside, but would you rathe
Backed into a corner Dear Editor, While driving into work the other morning, I saw a gentleman on a bicycle toting three large, clear plastic bags filled with aluminum soda cans. He's been a fixture in our area for years, scouring parks and green spaces for tossed aluminum cans, obviously quite successfully. My son works at an area grocery store and can attest to this fellow's regular visits for monetary redemption. I don't begrudge this man's daily activities – in fact I app
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS A fundraiser event for Rosie Animal Rescue will be held Saturday, June 29 at 125 Donegani Avenue, Pointe-Claire featuring a Perennial Plant Sale and Ice Cream for dogs! Spoil your furry friends with delicious dog ice cream and pick up some greenery from our wide assortment of daylilies and hostas. All proceeds go to Rosie. Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hi there! My name is Edna and I’m a beautiful dark gray female born May 13, 2016. I am a petite girl at only eight pounds even though I have had five babies. I love to meet new people and am not shy at all. I love getting petted, but only tolerate being brushed for a short while before I've had enough. I am very photogenic and love being told how beautiful I am. I purr super loudly to show how happy I am. I am vaccinated and sterilized. For more informati
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Patches, A 10 1/2-year-old female Shih Tzu, was still groggy from the anesthetic she received at the vet and she hadn't been groomed for the photo shoot. She is much more chic now. Patches' human died, and although she had a little trouble adjusting to life without him, she is getting a bit better every day. She has never lived with children so an adult home would suit her better. She has lots of years and love ahead of her and is looking for a laid-ba