PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK L’Île Perrot resident Yves Roy holds before and after pictures of his body that highlights the weight loss he’s endured the past two years as a result of his Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) diagnosis. He has started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise $25,000 so that he can seek medical treatment in the United States. Yves Roy doesn’t want to die just yet. The 58-year-old L’Île-Perrot resident has a love of life and strong will to live but feels h
Upcoming class action suit against Hudson Dear Editor,
Hudson is about to issue a building permit for a housing development in a bog. Not only was that bog identified as an ecologically highly diversified wetland and worth protecting, it stands to reason that concrete foundations laid in a bog could lead to structural problems. There are several examples where engineering plans ended up being inaccurate: in Saint-Lazare, Vallée Chaline and Place Verdé; in the Constellation
Climate change emergency Dear Editor, Climate change is an emergency. The climate in Canada is warming twice as fast as in the rest of the world. We need to keep global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius to avoid climate catastrophe.
Climate change impacts me and my community. This past spring, flooding in the Montérégie region has been unprecedented. Climate change, loss of biodiversity, food scarcity and pollution (air and water quality) are all interconnected and left unche
Dear Editor, Global warming is the most important issue in this election. The world has maximum 10 years to change the course from total destruction. We can't live in a world where we can't breathe clean air or where the water is so polluted that marine life is dying. Never mind what is happening on land where pipelines are being built which destroys the land for both people and animals. Not to mention fracking, which should be forbidden, using up so much fresh water and poll
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Well here it is beautiful people, two days away from fall. Autumn. Winter’s pre-season. Almost time to put away the lawnmowers and bring out the snow-blowers. Almost time to put away the garden gnomes and put up the inflatable snowmen. Thank goodness I never bothered to take down my Christmas lights since this year’s yuletide season is almost upon us. Yes, Christmas is imminent. Soon we will be at Xmas Defcon 1. No but seriously dear readers, look
IMAGES COURTESY HUDSON & REGION STUDIO TOUR The always hip and cool Hudson & Region Studio Tour returns for two weekends. September 21-22 and 28-29. This 16th edition of the tour features 20 local artists and artisans’ studios in Hudson, Saint-Lazare, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Les Cèdres. The studios are open to visitors who want to catch a glimpse into their creative domains. In each studio you will experience demonstrations and discussions about their individual creative proces
PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH Greenwood Centre for Living History’s StoryFest 2019 launches its autumn literary festival with award-winning Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield at the Hudson Community Centre, 394 Main Road on Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m. The full schedule, passes, and tickets are online at www.greenwoodstoryfest.com and at Pure Art, 422 Main Road.
PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH The Montreal Lakeshore University Women's Club (MLUWC) is hosting a scholarship dinner fundraiser ‘MLUWC Goes Italian’ Wednesday October 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Karnak Shrine Center, 3350 Sources Boulevard. Tickets $65 (taxes and tip included). The MLUWC) is a non-profit charitable organization advocating equality and social justice and education for over 60 years and offers scholarships in the west island from Lachine and off-island to Ontario border. V
Years of traipsing around various events with three little boys in tow has taught hubby and I a thing or two about how to mitigate the high price tag associated with feeding a family of five while away from the house. Not easy but doable if you’re prepared to be a little creative. Of course, bringing your own sandwiches along is a no-brainer until you encounter the amusement park attendee who tells you outside food isn’t allowed inside the park and you’ll have to rent a locke
PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG It was a dynamic mix of past, present and future as incumbent Liberal Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges Peter Schiefke (second from left) officially opened his campaign office in Île-Perrot on Saturday, September 14. Assisted by Honorary Campaign Chair and former Liberal Cabinet Minister Marc Lalonde (left), Schiefke was also joined by Salaberry-Suroît Liberal candidate Marc Faubert and Liberal MP for Lac-Saint-Louis Francis Scarpaleggia al