The Christmas spirit Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter because in my heart I truly believe the Christmas spirit, though battered and bruised, is still alive and well today. I see it in the smiles of the small children waiting for Santa’s arrival. I see it in the well-distanced greetings of my neighbours, friends, and family wishing my wife and me happiness over the holiday season. I see it in the many cards filling my mailbox, the cheerful and touching music and stories b
A note of appreciation Dear Editor, We would like to extend our deep appreciation to the wonderful group of presenters for graciously donating their time to share stories during the Hudson Village Theatre production of ‘15 Days of Christmas readings.’ We are so pleased with the response to the readings and the very generous donations of $2500 to the Le Pont Bridging food bank, which are being matched by our friends at The Journal whose generosity makes it possible to donate $
Thanks to area residents Dear Editor, The Brokers at Royal Lepage Village real estate are happy to announce that you, the citizens of Hudson and Saint-Lazare, have responded to our appeal for the Firemen's Christmas fund...and WOW! You did indeed respond. Thanks to your generosity we received over $25,000 in donations which will enable the Firefighters to provide baskets for over 65 families in need. We can all be very proud of our caring community. Wishing you all a joyous h
Thank you Dear Editor, I have to thank you from my heart! It means more than you know to see the story in the paper (Santa makes virtual visit to Hudson dancers, The Journal, December 17).
I am trying to keep my ‘people’ engaged and nine months in, it gets harder every day!
So thank you, being in the local paper is amazing. Happy Holidays, be well, Sharon Weiner Hudson Dance Center
By Rod L. Hodgson – President PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON Gifts have begun arriving at the Ste. Anne’s Veterans Hospital courtesy Hudson Legion Branch #115 Poppy Fund and the Black Watch Association with the help the hospital's Veterans Committee. We continue to accept your payments for the 2021 Legion dues. You can mail your payment to Hudson Legion Br. #115, 56 Beach Road, Hudson, QC, J0P 1H0. The fee is $60 and on the memo line of your cheque write ‘2021 dues.’ Make the che
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH George, a 4 ½-year-old male Catahoula mix, is a hard-working dog who needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation. A home with a large, fenced property would be the icing on the cake, and he would gladly keep it free of squirrels. He also needs outings and walks. George spent his whole life with one family, but circumstances forced them to make the difficult decision to help him find a new home. He is good with other dogs if introduced properly, but n
Hope is 12 years old and very affectionate. She is tiny and has a sweet face which matches her character. She was dumped at a pound, sick and frail, and had given up. She is now a CASCA Hudson kitty and visibly grateful that somebody cared and saved her. She has bloomed since she’s been with us and has become a real joy to be with. The wonderful lady who takes care of her now says, “It’s easy to give her her shots as she collaborates fully. It’s almost she know it’s for her o
By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The Municipalité Régionale de Comté (MRC) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is calling on the provincial government to find a more equitable way to fund SQ police services within the province. The 23 municipalities that comprise the Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (MRC-VS) and the MRC itself are again calling on the provincial government to intervene and impose a more equitable payment system within the provincial MRC network to
By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Homeowners in Ste. Anne de Bellevue will see their residential property taxes rise by 1.5 per cent in 2021 due to a four per cent increase in the cost the city has to pay to the Montreal agglomeration for services including police and firefighting, drinking water and waste water management, waste treatment, and public transit. Homeowners in Ste. Anne de Bellevue will see their property taxes increase 1.5 per cent next year after city counci
The Journal takes a look back on the wild ride that was 2020 and the stories that defined the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region over the last 12 months. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a better, safer New Year in 2021. JANUARY PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO Saint-Lazare councillor expelled from council for two weeks By John Jantak Saint-Lazare District 5 Councillor Richard Chartrand attended the first meeting of 2020 as an ordinary citizen after being expelled from