THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/JOHN JANTAK Hudson Mayor Jamie Nicholl's (shown here earlier this year) letter to council announcing his temporary step back from his mayoralty duties was read aloud by Director General Philip Toone at the December 2 council meeting. Mayor Jamie Nicholls, in a surprise move, has decided to “step back temporarily” from his role as mayor of Hudson. It was a tumultuous start for the December meeting of council, already charged as it was with an oversized c
Missing in action Dear Editor, Last Monday’s Hudson council meeting was late in starting, the reason being the absence of Mayor Jamie Nicholls. When it was obvious that the mayor would not be present, Councillor Austin Rikley-Krindle stepped into those shoes as Pro-Mayor. It was not an easy job, but he handled it with grace under pressure, especially given the circumstances. According to the mayor’s prepared statement read by Director General Philip Toone, he has decided to s
Dear Editor, Madame Karleen Muhlegg would be better known for great wisdom had she offered to sell the Sandy Beach land back to the Town of Hudson (Conservation conflict in Hudson, The Journal, November 21, page 3). Conservation begins in our backyards. To add yet another development to that waterfront land, the jewel of the Ottawa River, is oh so not appropriate today. The Nicanco Holdings development is just another speculator trying to profit from a gamble, and loading the
Dear Editor, Small Villages and Church Bazaars... they go hand in hand in the weeks leading up to the Christmas Season. Busy hands creating fresh wreaths, plum puddings, gingerbread men, and handmade ornaments as well as rummaging through attics and basements to produce treasures of all kinds. This is what was available at the St. James Bazaar last Saturday and it didn't disappoint. Thank you on behalf of the St. James Church Women to all of you who created this wonderful eve
IMAGE COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK How do you celebrate the holiday season dear readers? Dashing through the snow? Roasting chestnuts on an open fire? Do you spend it with family? Do you travel? Do you shower your significant other with lavish gifts? Good for you. Enjoy. This year we have decided not to give each other gifts, with one exception. You see we have been together for a long time (not compared to some of you wonderful married people out there but in hamster years we have
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Everyone please join us for the lighting the first Chanukah candle in the Marcel Braitstein Menorah sculpture followed by a l’chaim – a drink to life and light. Come taste and learn about Chanukah foods. Hope to see you December 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road in Hudson.
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Are you or someone you know finding the Christmas season difficult due to divorce or separation? There will be a session of DivorceCare's ‘Surviving the Holidays’ on Monday, December 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the lower hall of St. James Church in Hudson, 642 Main Road. To RSVP, call the church office at (450) 458 5897. Join us for Hope and Healing to navigate the Christmas season. The session is free, the optional workbook costs $5.
PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT CROWDER On Sunday, December 1 the organizing committee of the fundraising Community Golf Classic at the Whitlock Golf and Curling Club were joined by Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke to present to the local Hudson Firefighters $5000 in support of the Christmas Basket Fund. The money is used every year to help families in the region who are struggling to have a better holiday season.
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Libby, a 2-year-old female Beldi started out as a street dog in Morocco. All she wants is a shot at being a family dog. She is a little slow to warm up but once she's comfortable with you she will be your friend for life. She can be intimated by other dogs so she would do best as an only dog or with one who respects her space. We are looking for an experienced family of adults, as Libby wouldn't be happy in a household with a busy lifestyle. She would
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Martin Houde, the Director General for Vaudreuil-Dorion, announced his retirement at the start of the council meeting on December 2. Vaudreuil-Dorion Director General Martin Houde announced he’s stepping down from his duties as the city’s Director General during the Monday evening council meeting on December 2. In the interim, Houde will act as a Special Advisor on Transition and Strategic Planning for the city until his official retirement date scheduled