More water worries Dear Editor, Marcus Owen raises an important issue about water in his letter to The Journal of July 23, 2020. May I add another concern? The Town of Hudson Council has approved two major building projects in the recent past. These projects will add about 2,000 persons to the population of Hudson and, we are told, will greatly increase the municipal tax base. That may very well be, but from where will these new houses and apartment buildings get their water?
A sad testimony to Quebec campers Dear Editor, I’ve just returned from two consecutive camping trips of one week each in an RV. One campground was in Eastern Ontario, the other in the Townships. Both were comparable with good upkeep of the grounds. Both were members of the Good Sam network (an international organization of RV owners). Rates were almost identical, except the Quebec campground does not honour the Good Sam discount during the Quebec Construction Holiday, nor on
Help reunite families Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter because I am currently in the process of sponsoring my husband and I would like to share with you the daily suffering many Canadians, like me, are experiencing due to our prolonged separation.
I have been with my husband for four years. We have not been able to physically see each other for seven months, and we have been waiting 10 months for our application to be approved. Spousal sponsorship applications are cur
PHOTO BY NICOLE GIRARD Up on the roof Dear Editor, Please thank Brian Gallagher for writing about his roofing adventure. I'm certain that it was enlightening for many readers. I however just kept going, “Uh huh, uh huh,” in my head as I read it. I'm also certain the he learned, as I did in the past, a few things as well such as 210-lb asphalt shingles are those whose weight is 210-lbs per 100 square-feet of coverage, termed a ‘square’ in the trade (roofers talk funny huh?). S
No picnic Dear Editor, I hope the person who rang my daughter up whilst planning a beach picnic at Hudson’s Yacht Club and specified that I (her mother) NOT be included read the excellent column about Seniors in The Journal. My daughter didn't subsequently attend the picnic proving once again that, “Blood is thicker than water!” Naomi Henshaw Hudson
PHOTO COURTESY IMDB.COM While Batman – The Dark Knight is still an excellent film, maturity the development of a more critical eye can force the viewer to re-examine former film favourites. Last week, we posed the question ‘What is your favourite movie?’ Digging deeper into the seemingly simple question, we discovered that our ‘choices’ are influenced by multiple factors, including critics, groupthink, and our own insecurities. As with any opinion-based question, answering in
PHOTO BY T.M. O'SHAUGHNESSY Cinnamon-scented perennial pinks (a.k.a. dianthus) are still flowering though many other flowers are spent after the continuous heat of this July. For me, the great dividing line of summer has always been the first day of August. In my inner gardener’s clock, June and July go together building the garden but then there’s the big pivot towards the back half of the calendar and the inexorable movement towards harvest and winter. I was brought up in a
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH An update on Angel who arrived from Waskaganish, Northern Quebec with a badly broken leg. This 6-month-old Labrador mix has had her surgery and is still recuperating at the hospital. The pins were removed last week and it's easier to keep her immobile there. Once she has healed, Angel will need lots of daily exercise. Because of her age, she will need someone home for a good part of the day. Obedience training would help her become a good canine citize
PHOTO COURTESY GENEVIÈVE GRENIER With COVID-19 restrictions in place, the extensive garden space of the Greenwood Centre for Living History is the perfect venue for outdoor concerts. With the summer season in full swing but very few activities taking place due to COVID-19 restrictions, Greenwood Centre for Living History is pleased to announce that several local musicians have offered to lend their talents and will performing in our gardens. Bryan Bowser will perform Sunday,
PHOTO BY DAVE ELDER The Neowise comet has kindled the interest of many amateur astronomers this summer and while this image taken by Pincourt resident Dave Elder who climbed Mont Rigaud after sunset was visible with the naked eye, even more magic in the stars can be seen with basic starter telescopes. This summer’s visit by Comet Neowise may have awoken your desire to explore the heavens and while the night sky has a lot to offer even to the naked eye, if you’re considering b