PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE PINCOURT Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal (front, second from right) said he was pleased with the new collective agreement that was recently signed by the town’s firefighters and emergency personnel. New firefighters’ collective agreement, stop sign violations and lawn replacement The Town of Pincourt announced it has signed a new collective agreement with its firefighters that will ensure the continued uninterrupted provision of fire protection and emerge
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Xoco (pronounced Shoko, which means youngest sister) and her two sisters from another mother (Yoki and Maka) were all adopted from Animatch. Their family is going through a huge change, and the three girls are back, looking for their forever homes. Xoco originally came from the North. She gets along with other dogs but wouldn't mind being your one and only. She knows one or two commands (with treats) so reward-based training would add to her repertoire
The Hudson Historical Society (HHS) is proud to announce that Hudson resident Bruce Grainger will be giving our March meeting presentation based on Leon A. Robidoux's excellent book ‘The Raftsmen of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers.’ For roughly a century during the 1800s, a large timber trade existed in Ontario and Quebec. Huge rafts of timber were built and the raftsmen, who also lived onboard the rafts, took them down the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers to Quebec City. Du
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK A seminar on Colours and Plumage takes place March 10 at Le Nichoir. Explore the diversity, biology and reasons behind the amazing colouration and patterns displayed by birds from the colourful tanagers to the camouflaged woodcock. Note this presentation will be given in French with a bilingual question period. Space is limited. Reserve your place by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (450) 458-2809. Join us Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30 to
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA This is the story of Max and Gus. Two big 10-year-old-boys, snuggle bugs, friendly, quiet, clean and very handsome. They come get some TLC when they hear their foster mom arrive and they never seem to get enough. They love attention, love to be brushed, are a pleasure to have around and get along with other cats. They have lived together all of their lives and need to be adopted together. They are vaccinated, sterilized and in perfect health. Their previo
Elaine Steinberg will present an overview of the Gannaiden garden and a few tips and tricks on her ‘design-maintenance’ program. Started as a private family garden in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Gannaiden opened to the public in 2017 as a sculpture-garden and features sculptures by Marcel Braitstein. Join us March 11, at the Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Boulevard, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost for non-members is $5.
Rosie Animal Adoption is hosting a fundraising bake sale and nail clipping event Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hôpital Vétérinaire de Pierrefonds. Dress your dog for St-Patrick’s – best dressed dog will win a prize! Join us at 15723 Pierrefonds Blvd. More info at www.rosieanimaladoption.ca.
PHOTO COURTESY MEALS ON WHEELS Terri Fabes and the Team of Meals on Wheels Kitchen 18 in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-driven program that provides hot nutritious meals to home-bound or isolated seniors and to those with reduced autonomy. The Meals on Wheels program in the West Island began in a church kitchen in Lachine in 1969. Now, more than 850 volunteer shoppers, cooks, and drivers work in 13 Meals on Wheels kitchens throughout the West Island. Volu
Take care of yourself Dear Editor, On my weekly trip to Costco, I texted my wife to see if she had anything to add to the shopping list. Her only recommendation was to get more toilet paper as, apparently, that’s become a hot-ticket item in these highly alert times where crowds are apt to part like the Red Sea at the sound of a single sneeze. And while the wholesale outlet wasn’t sold out, there was, indeed, a brisk trade in toilet paper as well as a seemingly high amount of
For the love of our fur-babies Dear Editor, Kick in the Arts columnist Brian Gallagher wrote in last week’s paper about questions on keeping an ailing pet going. We ourselves have been in his predicament a few, yet way too many, times. If we had been less affluent the choices we had to make would have been much easier to decide. If you can't afford expensive intervention, euthanasia is often the only option. I said ‘less affluent.’ By no means were we to be considered wealthy