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