By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK A boarded-up house at 3 and 5 Rue St. Michel in Vaudreuil-Dorion is set to be demolished to make way for a possible affordable housing project on the current site and adjacent plot of vacant land. A boarded up building on Rue St. Michel and the adjacent empty land could be the site of a new affordable housing project it was announced at the Vaudreuil-Dorion council meeting on March 15. “It’s a building that hasn’t been used for a while, may
By Carmen Marie Fabio PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO Nobody was seriously injured during a March 19 house fire in Île-Perrot but the home sustained significant damages including the collapse of the roof. One man sustained minor injuries in a March 19 house fire on Blvd. Perrot near the corner of 4th Avenue. The flames broke out shortly before 3 p.m. Firefighters in five trucks from both L'Île-Perrot and Pincourt were on the scene to help battle the blaze. L'Île-Perrot Fire Chief
By Carmen Marie Fabio PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO Expressing the feeling that the Town of Île-Perrot is not listening to their concerns in relation to a proposed condominium project near 28th Avenue, area residents staged an outdoor protest in front of the site on March 20. Roughly 70 people gathered in front of the site of the former Vieux Kitzbühel restaurant in Île-Perrot Sunday, March 21 to protest the proposed ‘Azur’ nine-storey, 170-unit condominium project on the land.
By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK A pedestrian walks along a bike path alongside Chemin Ste. Marie near the Ecomuseum Zoo in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Mayor Paola Hawa is reminding cyclists and pedestrians to be respectful when approaching and passing each other on the multi-functional paths which are meant to be shared and enjoyed by everyone. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is reminding it citizens and everyone who uses its extensive network of bike paths throughout the city that
By Carmen Marie Fabio PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF PETER SCHIEFKE Following a 15-month position as Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Climate Change, Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke will now step into the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Vaudreuil-Soulanges Member of Parliament Peter Schiefke will be stepping into the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenshi
Apartment for rent scam Dear Editor, I was recently made aware of a new scam going on in the area of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. My friend saw an ad on Facebook for a four-and-a-half apartment for rent in Vaudreuil-Dorion for only $650/month. It was such a good deal that he wanted to go look at it. Before even making an appointment to see the apartment the person in charge of the ad told my friend that he must prove that he would be able to afford this apartment by purchasing a bunc
For real? Dear Editor, The edge of our properties (lawn) street side are being eroded and destroyed by careless utility vehicle drivers. Upon contacting the Town of Hudson with my concerns I was met with the following answers which are supposed to make the destruction ‘acceptable.’ 1 – It happens all over town. 2 – That land is city property anyway. 3 – It's up to the homeowner to repair the damage. 4 – There is nothing we can do about it. The proverbial ‘Let's wash our hands
Dear Editor, Things are getting back to normal after COVID and one of those things is the idiot drivers who pass school buses with flashing lights. This week my grandson had a near miss while crossing Côte Saint-Charles to enter the school bus, when a black SUV with the driver drinking his coffee, passed the school bus with flashing lights.
The deterrent to not offend should be increased from $200 to $300 and the loss of nine demerit points, as numerous school bus drivers s
Pick it up! Dear Editor, We have lived in Hudson for 23 years and have had a dog almost the whole time. Our newest is almost nine months old and my wife and I have gotten into the habit of having long walks in the morning. We have both been retired for about four years and are now getting to know all the trails in the area. So here's the point of this letter. To all the dog owners who do not pick up after your dogs and those that do but leave the bag on the side of the trail,
PHOTO COURTESY ANIMATCH Jersey, a 4 1/2-year-old female Australian Shepherd, had a hard time coping when she was given up because of illness in her family. She was nervous and started displaying unacceptable behaviour. She has now spent some time at École de Formations Intervenants canins du Québec, and has made great progress. Training has provided a boost to her confidence. But, this is only the beginning. Australian Shepherds are smart and energetic. They need to exercise