PHOTO COURTESY CENTRES DE SANTÉ ET DE SERVICES SOCIAUX (CSSS) VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES The land acquisition for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital has been finalized following a bumpy legal process involving expropriation, lawsuits, and a change in provincial government. The long awaited hospital for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region is another step closer to becoming a reality after the provincial government announced it has finally acquired the land needed to build the hospital. “The
PHOTO COURTESY CHOEUR CLASSIQUE VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES Chantons Noël - A benefit concert for the parish council of Sainte-Madeleine of Rigaud. The Chœur classique Vaudreuil-Soulanges presents a concert covering four centuries of choral works, from Vivaldi’s Gloria to White Christmas, through Bach, Lully, Handel and Petit Papa Noël. Under the direction of Jean-Pascal Hamelin and with the participation of the choir ‘Les boîtes vocales’ from Notre-Dame-de-Lorette School in Pincourt
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK You are all invited to the 2019 Alexander von Humboldt German International School Christmas Bazaar, a tradition since 1980. Discover the charm and delights of our bazaar with over 50 vendors, traditional German Christmas treats and crafts, plenty of fun activities for the children and entertainment all day. Since 1980 we have been bringing the generations together to kick off the holiday season with a wonderful German Bazaar featuring traditional
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK At this writing, we’ve just commemorated another Remembrance Day ceremony and though the snow is swirling down quite beautifully, I’m just not ready to hear Christmas carols. In fact if I had my druthers, Ruldolph, Frosty, and their ilk would be silenced until somewhere around December 15 which, I’ve been told, is an unpopular opinion in some circles. There’s something fundamentally wrong to see the colours red, green, silver and gold so prominentl
Open letter to all who attended the Hudson Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday, November 10 As the proud daughter of Harry Trenholme, 96-year-old WW II veteran, who fought on the beaches in Normandy , thank you!
It is important that my father is able to see that the sacrifices made by all involved are remembered. Dad especially loved seeing all the young people who he hopes will continue to support all who fought, as will their children and on and on. Lest We Forget… Lynda Tr
PHOTO COURTESY SHAYNE FULLER Pay it forward Dear Editor, I would first like to commend you all on your excellent newspaper. As a small business owner in Kirkland, my customers always enjoy reading your newspapers as they eat their lunch at my restaurant. My oldest daughter Olivia is in Mrs. Tawadrous’ Grade 6 class at Forest Hill Senior in Saint-Lazare. A couple of weeks ago she gave the students a ‘Pay it forward’ assignment. Olivia was so excited about the idea – it’s very
The 38th annual Christmas Craft Fair is taking place in Santa’s favourite Vankleek Hill Villagel, Ontario in two fantastic locations featuring locally handcrafted items. New this year – Creating Centre at the Main Village Intersection, 11 High Street, Highway 34 and the VKH Community Centre, 36 Mill Street, from Highway 417, Exits 17 & 27. Free admission with a donation to the VKH Food Bank.
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Our handsome Robin was born on September 3, 2018. Robin was homeless outside and must have had an ear infection which was not treated. He must have suffered, the poor little guy, all alone and without help or relief. Now his ear doesn't bother him and he doesn't need medication or particular care. Robin is a good looking boy who is calm and very affectionate. He can get used to a dog and appears indifferent to other cats. He would be best off in a home wi
PHOTO BY PAUL TZIMOPOULOS Under the watchful gaze of an anxious crowd, the John Abbott Islanders went up against Les Filons de Thetford this past Saturday to determine who would reach the Bol D’Or next Friday, November 15. The game began with a short kick out of bounds from Les Filons, providing ideal placement for the Islander offense. Mathieu Boudreau quickly took advantage of this, connecting with trusted running back Elijah Williams, for a 36-yard touchdown. Impressive pl
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK In our over-abundant world, it's hard to believe that some spots under the tree will be bare on Christmas morning. In order to avoid this disappointment for young people in our region, the Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel invites residents to add one gift (or more) to their list for Santa Claus. “The distribution of new toys to families in need is a tradition at L'Actuel,” said Stéphanie Aubert, head of Individual Services. “Employees, volunteers