By C.J. Maxwell PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK A simple online tool will show you how to best dispose of any type of waste and household items – many of which can be reused by charitable organizations. Are you still scratching your head when it comes to placing certain things in the blue box recycling bin? Though we’ve been pretty well schooled over the years when it comes to adopting environmentally-friendly practices by reducing, reusing, and recycling, sometimes it still isn’
By Rod L. Hodgson PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON You can now get a #Poppy100 Anniversary pin reminiscent of the first Remembrance Poppy distributed after the First World War 100 years ago at www.poppystore.ca. Well we were supposed to install the new posts around Place Vimy last week, however it snowed and that put a halt to our plans. We have realized that we have only five posts with tops, thus we can only place four plaques on each and they are now all sold. Thank you for you
PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Our pretty Evie who is eight years old is now available for adoption. She is a gentle cat who enjoys being petted. She lets us pick her up, purrs and licks our fingers. Evie is afraid of quick and sudden movements therefore a quiet family without young children would be ideal. She is okay with the small dogs in her foster home and we believe that she would get used to another cat over time. She has some weight to lose so a controlled dietary plan is recom
Pearl-clutching diatribe Dear Editor, I hope the irony of Gina Grant's pearl-clutching diatribe against the people of Hudson last week was not lost on your readers.
By suggesting that the BLM movement is so fragile as to be diminished by a young person's environmental message, it is Gina that is doing both important causes a disservice.
If there are readers who take the BLM movement less seriously following last week's coverage, I imagine it is because of Gina's concern-tr
Calling out appropriation and racism April 22 Dear Editor, Your paper made more than one mistake surrounding the above captioned letter. Mistake one was not using your editorial influence in order to tone down the hyper-sensitive rhetoric and aggressive tone of Gina Grant’s letter while maintaining the right of the writer to express her (flawed) rationale. I do take offence to the letter for no other reason than the fact the writer positions herself on a pedestal as an autho
Apology not needed Dear Editor, It seems to me that Gina Grant has been offended by the slogan ‘Green Leaves Matter’ (Letters to the editor, April 22). I am sorry that The Journal publisher Monique Bissonnette felt it necessary to apologize for her ‘insensitivity.’ Personally I think Green Leaves do matter as do Black Squirrels, Grey Squirrels, All Lives, in fact All God’s Creatures Great and Small. Where does the offense end? People seem to be offended by almost anything the
Development pressure Dear Editor, The Journal issue of April 15 had a synchronicity of articles about citizens awaking to issues of development on Île-Perrot. Included were the height of buildings on the waterfront, a housing development in wooded areas, and an update on condo building in Ste. Anne's. The pressure for this area at the end of, and off the Island of Montreal is huge. Residents would do well to learn about the laws (as they did in Ste. Anne's a few years back) a
Unnecessary noise Dear Editor, I so support the movement against the use of leaf-blowers (Letter to the editor, April 22, 2021). The noise is insupportable and I think the practice of sending all that debris and particles of earth into the air is unhealthy. Some local towns have banned their use.... I hope that Hudson will follow suit. I have a close neighbour who exercises a weekly ‘blow’ on their large property which lasts for several hours. What if we all did that? Please.
For the birds Dear Editor, I have enjoyed Donald Attwood’s ‘For the birds’ articles in The Journal, and thought you might be
interested in the attached photo.
The photo of the Barred owl was taken a couple of years ago on Oakridge Road when the owl flew down about five metres in front of me and picked up a squirrel that was crossing the road, the same one that can be seen in his talons. The owl then sat in the tree for about five minutes watching me and my dog, long enough
Hudson Lament By Ian Deakin The sweet song of the morning bird Now often struggles to be heard Above the diesel and the saw As they lay bare the forest floor. The slithy toves have come to town And now the trees are falling down. The place we know is changing fast, Its charm and peace will not long last. Homes and condos like mushrooms sprout No use to protest or to shout. It’s all approved, the plan’s in hand Let’s start to build, let’s clear the land. “Don’t block the way,