Dear Editor, Since moving to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region over 10 years ago, I've been kept informed of area news and community events with your publication and I was very pleased to pick up last week's copy following the unprecedented interruption in our lives that the COVID-19 virus has brought. I've long appreciated the way your newspaper has kept us informed on area political news and events along with maintaining a human touch. You indeed capture what this region is al
Dear Editor I was delighted to see The Journal back in circulation last week. COVID-19 has taken many things away from us including our local newspaper. I enjoyed being able to once again read my paper with my evening coffee. Thank you for coming back with a colourful and informative issue. We have missed you. Mary E. Vaudreuil-Dorion
Dear Editor, We're really glad to see your paper back! Looking through it is always an enjoyable part of our week. Now if we can only get back to the local dog park… Marij and Lars Erup (and Miss Izzy) Saint-Lazare
PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK The warmer weather is upon us and if you wish to have a memorial plaque installed on one of the posts surrounding Place Vimy that can now be done. The cost is $150 per plaque and the extra money collected goes towards the upkeep of Place Vimy and the Legion. Please contact me, Rod Hodgson, at email@example.com and I will be in touch with you for the wording, etc. I will be doing this in early June and we already have five new plaques to be made.
PHOTO BY SHERRI QUINN Some Hudson residents were surprised last week to see two Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police officers patrolling the town on horseback, seen here on Oakland Avenue in Hudson Heights. SQ spokesperson Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said the horse patrols are often used in more rural communities and the riders perform all the same duties as any other patrolling officers, including issuing tickets for infractions. They horses will not be having a permanent post in Hudson how
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO The perfectly intricate blossoms of the bleeding heart may look delicate but this hearty perennial is a gardener’s favourite, often providing the first visible blooms of the season. If ever there was a name that had nothing to do with the reality of what was being named, it’s the traditional garden perennial gruesomely called bleeding hearts. Once known as dicentra spectabilis, now lamprocapnos spectabilis, the bleeding heart is actually the most d
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Bucky, a one-year-old male Husky, spent his first year in Waskaganish in Northern Quebec. He was luckier than many other wanderers, in that he found humans who fed him. He takes a few minutes to relax with new people but then he shows you the playful boy that he is. Being a Northern dog, he needs lots of daily exercise like walking, running or hiking. Obedience training is a must as he doesn't yet walk on leash. He gets along with other dogs, but not w
PHOTOS COURTESY GURINDER JOHAL The Vaudreuil-Dorion based Punjab Sports and Cultural Association recently donated a substantial amount of non-perishable foods and essential items such as toilet paper to La Moisson Sud-Ouest food bank. La Moisson is active in the fight against poverty in the area of food security in the Beauharnois-Salaberry, Haut-Saint-Laurent and Vaudreuil-Soulanges regions. The Punjab Sports and Cultural Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2
PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF PETER SCHIEFKE Vaudreuil-Soulanges Member of Parliament Peter Schiefke congratulates the region’s residents for the outstanding display of community cooperation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This week, I would like to extend a message of immense gratitude. Over the last two months, we have individually and collectively navigated our way through the storm brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all we, as a community of Vaudreuil-So
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Meet Vivi, this lovely girl who was born July 1,2019. She has been vaccinated and sterilized. Vivi was a great and protective mother to her litter of kittens who have now all been adopted. She has become gentle and enjoys being picked up. She has the sweetest face and the cutest bangs! For more information regarding Vivi, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.