THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/JOHN JANTAK Like the vast majority of voluntary action centers in Quebec, L'Actuel continues to offer its services but on a limited basis. We want to reassure you and keep you informed of the measures we have put in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing as well as that of our employees. L'Actuel offers services to isolated and vulnerable clienteles. Despite the pandemic, our concern is to maintain our essential services. Food, clothing and baby esse
PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF PETER SCHIEFKE Over the last two weeks, we have all found ourselves in unfamiliar and uncharted territory. Anxiety is high as we worry about the health of loved ones, job and financial security, the future of our businesses, and our communities that are all being affected by this pandemic. To begin, I want to let you know that you are being heard. Many of you have reached out to ask questions and share experiences, and for that, I am grateful. Que
PHOTO COURTESY KAREN ALGUIRE Saint-Lazare resident Eva Di Filippo, age 12, is hoping to raise $1,000 in her third fundraising initiative scheduled for December, 2020 to help the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson. Eva’s two earlier fundraisers for the residence in 2018 and 2019 raised a combined total of $1,221.85. A young Saint-Lazare girl is being lauded for her generosity after she initiated her own fundraising efforts to help raise money for the Vaudr
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO Hudson’s LePont/Bridging Food Bank operator Carol Laws said volunteers are still helping out during the COVID-19 scares but supplies on the shelves are beginning to dwindle. Anyone who has tried to go grocery shopping in the last two weeks or so can attest to the fact that it’s a monumental challenge – and that’s for those of us who are gainfully employed and who have access to a vehicle. But for many others in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region who already
PHOTO COURTESY OPP Over 50 Kilograms of drugs seized On March 16 at 2:24 p. m, members of the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. This resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of drugs (suspected cocaine) and Canadian currency. The estimated street value of drugs seized is $4.2 million. Ellis Salgado Minaya, age 19 o
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/JOHN JANTAK Five Saint-Lazare councillors voted in favour of sanctioning Director General Serge Tremblay (pictured above in 2017) for alleged, “… shortcomings in his behaviour towards members of the municipal council and with regard to his treatment of several files under his supervision.” There was a special meeting of the Saint- Lazare town council on the evening of March 17, the main purpose of which was to vote on a resolution to bring an official
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon said there will be no interruption of essential services for the town’s citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Vaudreuil-Dorion council meeting went ahead as scheduled on Monday, March 16, with one notable difference – Councillor Paul Normand was absent from the council chamber but participated via a teleconference call. Normand’s decision was made in line with an official provincial government decree made last Thursda
PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT DELORME Former Hudsonite Robert LeBrocq (centre, behind glass) finds himself and his girlfriend in sudden self-quarantine beginning on his 29th birthday in an empty apartment after returning home from a long-ago-booked vacation in the Bahamas. Helping him celebrate from a safe distance are Daniel Amyot (left) mom, Suzanne Bolam (holding the cake) and Sarah Dhanani. Former Hudsonite Robert LeBrocq and his girlfriend Devona Lean – courtesy of the COVID-19
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA This is the short story of a patriarch who ruled and lived with many creatures of his own kind for many years. Lion was a gentle but strong ruler and now he wants a quieter kingdom. His beautiful lion's coat had to be shaved due to neglect and is now growing in nicely.
He is a very friendly and affectionate cat, healthy, vetted, and clean and really wants to be part of a new family. He was born on July 31, 2013. (He told me in confidence that he didn't w
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/JOHN JANTAK NOTICE is hereby given by the undersigned, that following the specific measures adopted by the Government of Quebec to limit the spread of COVID-19, the public consultation meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall of Saint-Clet about the revision of the fire safety cover plan project of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is canceled and will be postponed to a later date.
The viewing of the fire safety co