PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS This unfortunate Golden Retriever had a brush with Wild Parsnip on a trail in Hudson, and is suffering from multiple burns around her ears and face. With a lot of careful washing and topical treatments with raw honey, she’s on the slow road to recovery. There’s a plant invader in Quebec and it should be on the radar of anyone who enjoys trail walking. It’s called Wild Parsnip, as if parsnips didn’t have enough detractors, and it delivers painful, blist
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG The Oka Hudson Ferry provides a seasonal link between two high volume highways as regional traffic continues to expand. Keeping a privately owned ferry business afloat means dealing with a constantly changing Ottawa River and is part of the job for owner Claude Desjardins. To keep the two ferryboats that carry vehicles between Hudson and Oka operational means making certain they are able to safely dock, load, and unload at either destination. That req
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK SPVM Station 1 bicycle police officer Olivier Archambault demonstrates a new C3FT™ sensor device that measures the distance between a passing car and cyclist during a public information campaign in Ste. Anne de Bellevue last Thursday morning, August 22. $313 tickets will be issued to motorists who drive too close to cyclists Motorists who drive too close to cyclists in several West Island municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Service de Police de l
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Vaudreuil-Soulanges federal Green Party candidate Cameron Stiff (left) and provincial Green Party leader Alex Tyrrell tour the Rousseau Wetlands in Pincourt last Thursday, August 22. They have called on the municipality to preserve the wetlands – also known as Place Pierre Brunet – which is regarded as the last significant forested area adjacent to the Ottawa River. Vaudreuil-Soulanges Green Party member Cameron Stiff - who recently announced his candidac
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS Greenwood Centre for Living History presents Treasures in the Attic returning this year Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New location! Now at St. Mary's Hall (261 Main, Hudson QC J0P 1H0) and Greenwood Centre (254 Main, Hudson QC J0P 1H0). Bring your hidden treasures for appraisal and stay for the apple pie!
PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH There was an undeniable smell of vinegar when I started my car the other day. Figuring my husband had been fiddling with the engine or something, I ignored it. Only when I asked him about it later did I discover he had no idea what I was talking about. A quick search on The Google indicated I likely had mould build-up in my car’s ducts due to having the air-conditioning continually on full blast to combat the cloying sticky mass of ooze that’s been our
Ph. D not required Dear Editor, I am surprised that you gave the space and wasted the ink to publish Dr. Roy's dissertation/venting (Letters, The Journal, August 15, 2019). The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) regularly does surveillance on eastbound Highway 20 coming into Vaudreuil-Dorion. Some might call it a speed trap. I call it education. The speed limit signs are plainly visible day or night. Quebec road signs have strict specifications for reflective luminosity so the ‘bright lig
Something fishy Dear Editor, For the past three years, crews have been dumping and strategically placing hundreds of truckloads of rock into the Ottawa River south of the Taschereau Bridge between Pincourt and Dorion. This apparently is to provide for new fish hatching areas to replace those destroyed during the building of the new Champlain Bridge. One needs to wonder if all this new rock fill in the river has reduced the capacity to handle the increased flow of water during
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Here is our lovely Zen who was born January 15, 2018. Zen just finished caring for her kittens and did an excellent job. She is now looking for a calm home where she would be taken care of and pampered. She is white and tabby. Zen is very affectionate and would be okay with children. She is vaccinated and sterilized. For more information on Zen, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH For our final Sunday of our summer season, the Greenwood Centre for Living History presents Ice Cream Sunday on August 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy a tour of our historic house followed by ice cream treat on our waterfront porch! Tours at 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. $12 per person for tour and ice cream; $5 for just ice cream. Free for members. Greenwood is located at 254 Main Road. More info at greenwood-centre-hudson.org.