MY VENT OF THE DAY Dear Editor
On our way to the park on Friday we were followed and stopped in the parking lot by an SQ officer. We were both sure that he was stopping us to tell us that we weren’t allowed in the park or to make sure we were practicing physical distancing, but no. He was in fact stopping us because some of the paint had come off our licence plate and the numbers were hard to read. We couldn’t help but notice that the young police officer was not wearing g
Democracy must go one despite Covid-19 Dear Editor,
Reading from last week's article "Saint-Lazare council files sanction against Director General", it seems very clear, in my opinion, that St. Lazare council had no other choice but to file that sanction against Director General Serge Tremblay. I have no doubt that the 5 councillors who voted in favor of the resolution, especially in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, displayed bravery and take their mission as legislators
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Saint-Lazare Council files sanction against Director General Dear Editor, After reading the aforementioned article appearing in last week's The Journal, I am writing to you to express my concern regarding some aspects of Saint-Lazare council's decision regarding its Director General (DG). First, however, allow me to explain my perspective. I am a retired administrator with over 35 years’ experience in the para-public sector – the last five years of which I served as DG of the
Dear Editor, There is a group of people who work in the background for all of us Canadians who, based on our recent experiences in Peru and Costa Rica, are unsung heroes. We were with The Pure Art Foundation volunteers who completed four houses plus much more work on the ground in the slums, during the second week of March. On arrival, we registered on the Canadian government website as being in Peru and Costa Rica. In addition, we sent an email to the email addresses of the
Love your neighbour by caring Dear Editor, Someone asked me if I was worried about the COVID-19 Virus and my answer was.... Yes, I'm worried about people losing their jobs, homes, businesses, life savings and their lives. I'm worried about old people in nursing homes, unable to cope for themselves and not getting the care they need while suffering the mental anguish of separation from loved ones. I’m worried about people in financial distress due to loss of income going with
Help for teens worried about COVID-19 Dear Editor, Even for the toughest of us, listening to news accounts of the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 is scary. One can only imagine the anxiety some lonely teens endure in addition to other problems associated to youth. Help for teens is not far away. Kids Help Phone (Jeunesse, J'écoute) is an organization offering trustworthy information and mental health support. Specializing in youth issues, Canada's only 24/7 national support
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Gamin, a 7-year-old miniature poodle, was given up because his family no longer had time for him. He was already an anxious dog, so this has been very difficult for him. He may snap when overwhelmed and needs a lot of space. Having another well-balanced dog in the home might take the focus off him, as he doesn't like being the centre of attention. Gamin needs an adult home with a patient guardian who won't give up on him when the going gets tough. If t
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Sweet little Nouka was born June, 2019 and has been spayed and vaccinated. She is shy at first, but getting more confident every day. She loves cuddles and is very playful. She has the softest fur that will require regular brushing to keep it tangle free. She loves being brushed though, so it’s all okay with her. She is a lovable little girl, good with other cats. She needs a patient home that will give her the time and love she needs to blossom into the
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