Response to Dr. H. Short’s letter, December 12 Dear Editor, Regarding the future of sustainable development in Hudson, we are faced with differing opinions based on different ideas and different visions. This provides fertile grounds for ‘splitting,’ that is, each side ends up defending their argument as if it's the only way. It's a ‘paranoid position’ with the underlying belief that the ‘other camp is wrong and our camp is right.’ This is never the case. All camps have impo
Hopefully there is light Dear Editor, On December 16 Hudson Council adopted its budget for 2020. It was a 'train wreck.' The numbers had clearly been thrown together in short order and there was no evidence that a rigorous process had been followed. The numbers just didn’t stand up to any form of scrutiny. In years gone by one could always leave the budget meeting knowing what variance one could expect on your tax bill for the coming year when compared to the year just endin
Facts count Dear Editor, I was disappointed but not surprised in the inaccuracies provided to The Journal by Mayor Robert Grimaudo in last week’s article ‘Cautious Development in Saint-Lazare.’ The mayor’s comments clearly discredit the purpose of the moratorium that was put in place by this council just over a year ago and supported by a 2600+ signature petition. He and former councillor Pamela Tremblay took a political stance to vote against it because, in their words, “the
The power of the choir Dear Editor, At a time when we seem so riven we might need a 30-metre buffer from each other, here is another view of Hudson. It better represents why we chose to live here, and why we choose to stay.
Monica Günter had a notion to start a choir. When she put out feelers, the response was extensive and enthusiastic. So, with Tim Walsh, Christine Cousineau and Donna Stewart, Monica launched the Hudson Community Choir in September. Some of us are amateurs
Appreciated help Dear Editor, Residents, businesses, and organizations in Hudson and its surrounding communities have once again come together to back a number of support groups operating in the downtown core of Montreal. Through their generosity the Hudson Angels have again been able to provide gifts to children and adults that will likely be the sole gifts that these less fortunate members of our society will receive this holiday season. For the adults many of the presents
PHOTO COURTESY FONDATION UN NOËL POUR TOUS Members of the Board of Directors: Johane Quane, Arlyne Quane, Nancy D’Aoust, Gina Chouinard, Élyse Viau, France Lavoie, Nathalie Courchesne, Viviane Quane, and Nancy Quane. The 13th edition of Un Noël Pour Tous Foundation benefit dinner was held November 27 at the restaurant-bar Le Sunny’s. The evening, hosted by actor Jean Petitclerc, raised $60,200.
The mission of Un Noël Pour Tous Foundation is to offer Christmas stockings to ch
PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS This sculpture, which also serves as a menorah, stands outside Hudson’s Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre was crafted by Marcel Braitstein and the public is invited to attend the lighting of the first Chanukah candle December 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. Included in the Town of Hudson Festival of Light is a sculpture-candle by local artist Marcel Braitstein. Translated from Hebrew the word ‘Shammash’ means a servant-flame. The sole purpose of the flame is inst
PHOTO COURTESY THE VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES PALLIATIVE CARE RESIDENCE Every Christmas Hudson’s War Memorial Library gives out donations to various community non-profit organizations. In the photo above are some of the recipients and the volunteers of the War Memorial Library. Every year, the library donates a percentage of their profits from sales at ‘The Bunker’ thrift shop to local charities and representatives from each organization were invited to attend the meeting to accept
PHOTO COURTESY MIKE GRENIER As part of our Giving Fundraising Campaign for the month of December, A Horse Tale Rescue is hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Our goal for the call to action is to help raise $50,000 by the end of the year to help save more horses. Join us at 27 Chemin Murphy in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Boy, a one-year-old male mixed breed, was born on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon and recently made the long journey here with his sister, Moon, who has already been adopted. He is a little rambunctious and is spending some time at a canine training centre. Obedience classes after he is adopted would help him become a good canine citizen. He would do better as an only dog, although he does get along with non-dominant canines. Boy doesn't care for cats a