Hopeful and inspiring Dear Editor, The January 28 public consultation meeting in Saint-Lazare was hopeful and inspiring. Hopeful because this council, unlike any other, is putting the goals and strategies of the Plan De Conservation into by-laws which will render it enforceable. Inspiring in the plea of a 7-year-old girl who asked and thanked all present to protect her future. The by-law seeks to protect the old growth forest and wildlife corridors. The west end has one of th
Man oh man do I feel lethargic… listless, lazy, unmotivated... Barely enough energy to get up and go to the pantry, grab more Cheetos and fill up the mixing bowl back up to the brim, refresh the bevy, make a quick pit stop in the loo and return to the safety and sanctuary of the blanket and the couch to binge-watch Peaky Blinders on Netflix. Ah, much better. Seriously, does this sound like you dear readers? Is it the winter blahs? The lack of vitamin D and no exercise? Or do
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS Low Vision Self-Help Association is hosting a Valentine’s Party — musical entertainment by Greg Innis playing our favourite songs to sing and dance to; Wednesday, February 12, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd. Free admission, refreshments. All are welcome. More info at (514) 694-2965 or www.LowVisionSelfHelpAssociation.weebly.com.
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Elvis, a 5-year-old male Jack Russell, is one of our long-time residents. He made the journey from Greece several months ago. The first few years of his life were spent tied up in a company yard, ducking under a truck for shelter. But he has a forgiving nature and is very smart. He is just waiting for the guardian who wants to take him to obedience classes and maybe fly-ball or agility. Elvis is spending some time at École de formation des intervenants
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Gibbs & Greta are the same. They play the same, they have the same mannerisms, they even sound the same – they are brother and sister after all! Their approximate date of birth is June 4, 2019, so they’re about seven months old. They have been sterilized, had two vaccines, been given Revolution (for fleas and ticks) and deworming. They are beautiful, fun, feisty, rambunctious and they tend to play rough (not good for an environment with young children), t
The Therapist & the Kabbalist – Dr. Laurie Betito and Rabbi Manis Friedman will discuss the Kabbalah of relationships, followed by a Q&A session. Join us Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Saint-Lazare, 1955 Chemin Sainte-Angélique. RSVP is necessary at www.jewishstlazare.com/rsvp. More info at www.chabadstlazare.com.
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The proposed new arena will be built on vacant land adjacent to École secondaire du Chêne-Bleu in Pincourt depending on whether a request for grants from the federal and provincial governments are approved. L’Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’île-Perrot (NDIP), Pincourt, and Terrasse-Vaudreuil have teamed up and jointly applied for grants from the federal and provincial governments to build a new hockey arena that will be located in Pincourt, just metres away f
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/JOHN JANTAK After sitting abandoned since 2003, the Pincourt arena fell into disrepair and was often the target of vandals. The news of a new arena venture among the four Île-Perrot municipalities – L’Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’île-Perrot (NDIP), Pincourt and Terrasse-Vaudreuil – brings to a close Pincourt’s long saga of going it alone to build an arena. What follows is a timeline from The Journal’s archives that lists the major developments that took
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Claarlight Gerald-Martin watches as her daughter Summer-rain reads from a prepared statement thanking Saint-Lazare council on behalf of the animals that live in the forest for protecting the town’s remaining woodlands. Two nine-year-old girls reading from their own prepared statements thanked Saint-Lazare council for their efforts to preserve the town’s remaining woodlands on behalf of the wildlife that still thrives in the forests. Summer-Rain Martin del
PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS Two Percheron horses named Max (left) and Freddy, formerly used to pull calèches, arrived at Vaudreuil-Dorion’s A Horse Tale Rescue January 24 to enjoy a well-deserved retirement following Montreal’s January 1, 2020 ban on horse-drawn carriages. Max and Freddy have found a new home, and they’re taking to it like they’ve stumbled upon an equine Elysium. The two former Montreal calèche horses are taking their retirement from the carriage-towing business