Open letter from Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon to Pierre Fitzgibbon Ministre de l’Économie et de l’Innovation Dear Minister Fitzgibbon, Allow me to introduce myself; I am Guy Pilon, mayor of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion and president of DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges, formerly the Centre local de développement (CLD). Like many of my fellow mayors of municipalities that make up the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), I am writing to ask you not to delay t
Pandemic reflection Dear Editor, The COVID-19 virus is approximately 0.125 Micron in size and yet this microscopic monster, which according to many scientific sources originated through natural processes, has brought the world to its knees. The rich, the powerful, the believers, the non-believers and the mega celebrities have all come to the realization that our fates are all entwined. Ironically even those lacking in empathy are praying for their neighbour’s wellbeing becaus
PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS IGA outlets in Hudson, Saint-Lazare and Vaudreuil-Dorion will be collecting bottles and cans from customers for the remaining Saturdays in May to raise money for La Source d’Entraide in Saint-Lazare, as well for other community organizations like Le Pont Bridging in Hudson and L’Actuel in Vaudreuil-Dorion. There have been many changes in the stores of late, and IGA co-owner Anthony Déziel says they want to do what they can for the community. “We’re try
The Journal's own 'Kick in the Arts' columnist Brian Gallagher has released a new single titled 'Yesterday' exploring the emotions of dealing with the heartbreak of missing our loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the hope that we learn more about ourselves and how to be better people when we come out of it.
And he's accompanied by his lovely better half Nicole Girard. Check out the song on Brian's Bandcamp page (gallagherofficial) or watch it on YouTube at www.youtu
PHOTO BY KEVIN RAFTERY Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon (third from left) joined A Horse Tale (AHT) rescue Executive Director Mike Grenier (second from right) and his team of volunteers (all properly distancing) for the first AHT Manure Drive. Over 90 cars came to A Horse Tale and made a donation to get manure for use in their gardens. The event was extremely successful and AHT are considering the possibility of hosting having another one. For more information, see ahtrescue.
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Balcony gardening seems made for creating a garden retreat in which to shelter from COVID-
19. Gardens of Eden It’s the ultimate paradox for gardeners right now. While our lives are snagged in a weirdly static state as we shield from the COVID-19 pandemic, our gardens are completely engaged in spring’s monumental forward growth. As chilly as it may feel, the month of May is proceeding full throttle and everything is growing madly. Unfettered by s
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Here is our handsome Victor who was found outside suffering and in poor health. Poor Victor had a double ear infection and the cushions on his paws were swollen, probably because of the cold outside. It is a very harsh life to be homeless! Victor tested negative for FIV and FeLV. He has a 5/6 heart murmur but does not need medication. He likes other cats and would surely be good with children. He is affectionate and sociable. Victor was born approximately
PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON Kyle is pictured here with his two ship mates who were also promoted that same day, Steven Jensen and Ian Nicholson. The warmer weather is upon us (I think!) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will
PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS Famille Déziel IGA stores like the one in Hudson (above), Saint Lazare and Vaudreuil-Dorion will be collecting empty bottles and cans on Saturdays in May to raise money for local charities Le Pont Bridging, La Source d’Entraide and L’Actuel to help those impacted by COVID-19. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced significant change on communities and presented many ongoing hardships incuding loss of work for individuals or businesses, difficul