Ste. Anne’s provides financial support PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Ecomuseum Zoo volunteer Céline Germain is looking forward to resuming her volunteer activities as soon as the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Ecomuseum is given the green light from the province to reopen. A love of children and their natural curiosity prompted retiree Céline Germain to volunteer her time at the Ecomuseum Zoo in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue for the past two years, sharing with them the beauty of wild animals in a
THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO Animatch dog adoption operator Helen Lacroix says while canine adoptions have increased since physical distancing and isolation rules came into play, the organization is maintaining its high standards to ensure their charges go to good long-term homes. Animal shelters in the area have seen a substantial increase in their adoption numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and while this might seem like good news for abandoned animals, it also raises some con
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Sgt. Ingrid Asselin reports that on May 26 round 5:30 a.m. police officers from the Beauharnois-Salaberry MRC station were called to the area of a vehicle sales garage located on Boulevard Monseigneur-Langlois in Valleyfield where a man was seen stealing a new pick-up truck. With the description obtained, the truck was then observed in Vaudreuil-Dorion and when the police attempted to intercept it, the driver fled
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK A portion of a large Ash tree trunk lies on its side on Rue Perrault in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue May 27 following the town’s decision to cut down 10 trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The scourge of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) that has infested and decimated countless Ash trees continues unabated as the West Island city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and off-island municipality of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot launch tree cutting operations in their r
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Water overconsumption offenders in Vaudreuil-Dorion could face fines ranging from $150 to $2,000 for an individual and from $300 to $4,000 for a business, excluding court fees. Vaudreuil-Dorion is advising residents to be mindful of their water consumption and usage especially with the recent arrival warmer of weather. Mayor Guy Pilon said the situation isn’t serious in the urban areas for now but is more of an issue in the outlying regions of Huds
PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS Michelle Gauthier at CMG Equestrian in Saint-Lazare says they’ll be opening a day camp this summer, in spite of the challenges of reduced numbers and increased cleaning. With the warmer weather and new government directives, many outdoor sports and activities are once again becoming possible. According to local stable owners though, the status of horse riding schools, riding day camps and riding lessons are not all that clear. As with many things these
Dear Editor, This is in response to Mr. Robert Stocker’s ‘Letter to the editor’ in last week’s edition of The Journal regarding the sanctioning of the Director General of Saint-Lazare, Serge Tremblay.
Mr. Stocker raised some interesting points but there is an important issue to remember in municipal politics, regardless of our personal opinions.
In every municipality there is only one boss ... the council.
There are two chiefs – a political one (the Mayor) and an administr
Dear Editor, I read with interest the recent letter to the editor by Robert A. Stocker. Mr. Stoker introduced himself and seemed to think it necessary to write his disclaimer indicating that he did not know the Director General (DG) in a professional or personal capacity. Perhaps for full disclosure Mr. Stocker should have also mentioned that he is the mayor’s next door neighbour! He also mentions knowing about best practice in relation to his experience in the para-public se
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to let you know how glad I am to see our local newspaper up and running again. The Journal has become a big part of what keeps our communities informed. The world keeps changing and not having our local newspaper would be something our area would really miss. So thank you for coming back to us. I know that one of your employees got the COVID-19 virus so closing was the right thing to do. Glad to hear she is better and that the rest of the
Dear Editor, I just want to say that I was so very glad to again read Tara Fitzgerald (Guest Soapbox) in last week’s edition of The Journal, despite her harrowing tale of surviving COVID-19. Her guest column is always real, brave, and human. Very happy she recovered and I look forward to her next cameo appearance. Be well. Dianne Bradshaw Saint-Lazare