PHOTO COURTESY UNSPLASH As if there wasn’t enough sugar to go around this time of year, my childhood memories of Halloween always include a big box of fancy pastries. In recognition of my dad’s birthday on October 31, his coworkers would celebrate with him and there were always leftovers. Seemed fair – we’d meet up after trick-or-treating to partake in the mille-feuilles and profiteroles while he’d peruse whatever haul we’d brought in from our door-to-door neighbourhood trek.
An open letter to the Mayor and councillors of Hudson In this era of great concern for the environment, climate change, global warming and carbon footprint, the Town of Hudson is missing a significant opportunity to contribute toward the solution. Automobiles are one of the greatest contributors to the problem as a result of exhaust emissions and herein lies the opportunity for Hudson. Because stop and go traffic increases the exhaust emissions as demonstrated by the higher f
Appeal for Le Zèbre Rouge Dear Editor, I am writing to encourage all The Journal readers to help find affordable space for Le Zèbre Rouge (Le Zébre Rouge seeks affordable facility to relocate its bike repair enterprise, The Journal, October 10.) This local social enterprise offers affordable bicycles and repairs and, at the same time, offers useful skills training to local young people. Rising rents in Vaudreuil-Dorion pose a problem for many but this is an especially urgent
School Tax Dollars Dear Editor, In January 2019, the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) adopted a detailed Strategic Plan. One of the main sections in the Strategic Plan is the promotion of English public education and, “…all of the encompassing elements surrounding students, parents and communities.” The association decided to establish a ‘one-time fund to promote English public education’ and requested a ‘one-time contribution’ from its nine member boards. It
Why hello there dear readers, I hope you are well. There’s a bit of a change of pace to this weeks’ column because I’ve been feeling reflective lately and somewhat melancholy. Let me take you back to this past weekend: My bestest half and I were winding down on Friday after a good day of chores and tasks around the house. I had just finished making the happy hour martinis when the phone rang with tragic news. The rest of the weekend we just hung around the house and although
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Existing in the public eye has often gone hand in hand with a hypercritical focus on one's personal life. There's no shortage of public figures who have been the subject of criticism and the center of scandal. But recently, that criticism has taken on a new shape. Whether it's over a controversial comment, an unpopular opinion, a long-forgotten tweet or picture, or even outright criminal activity, many high-profile people have been subject to a ris
PHOTO COURTESY ROSIE ANIMAL ADOPTION I'm Laine! I flew down from the North with my sister two weeks ago. I've been living with my foster family since. I am starting puppy classes soon to ensure that I stay well socialized. You see, when I came down I was scared of other dogs. So, my foster family has been working hard to introduce me to new dogs and have positive experiences. My chosen family will have to ensure that I stay well socialized. I am crate trained. I will require
PHOTO BY JAN AMELL The Christmas trees and greenery are ordered and the spirit will be present in Vankleek Hill during the annual Christmas Home Tour, taking place Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event features six beautiful heritage homes on the self-guided tour. A different decorator brings her special flair to each historic home. Four churches are organizing luncheons, a quilt show, a miniature village display, artisans will be selling their wares at
IMAGE COURTESY WIKIMEDIA Twelve local artists have come together to celebrate the life, poetry, and music of Leonard Cohen. They will engage you with their work in painting, sculpture, collage, and textile. The show Inspiré par Leonard Cohen opens at the Musée régional Vaudreuil-Soulanges, 431 Saint-Charles Avenue, Vaudreuil-Dorion with a vernissage on Sunday, November 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. The show continues until January 22, 2020. More info at mrvs.qc.ca.
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK The Hudson Food Collective Harvest Party takes place Friday, November 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road in Hudson. We welcome everyone to come celebrate the end of this harvest season (and local organic food) with the Hudson Food Collective and Hudson Heartbeet Community Farmers with a healthy and delicious harvest meal (with vegan and gluten free options) featuring Heartbeet produce, live music from the Sw