Open letter to Hudson Mayor Jamie Nicholls Dear Mr. Nicholls, My husband and I moved from rural Ontario to become residents of the Town of Hudson a little over 10 years ago. We always appreciate the continued work of its town council members on the behalf of its citizens.
Both of us have enjoyed Hudson as a town very much, not in small measure due to its wonderful public walks along the shores of the Ottawa River (and primarily that which connects Jack Layton Park to Sandy
Leader with vision Dear Editor, The recent article on Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa was a great read (The Journal, April 8). What an inspiring leader with a progressive vision for her community. It’s a shame she can’t be mayor of Hudson as well!
I think a lot of us here in Hudson thought we were electing leaders like Ms. Hawa during the last election. We had high hopes for the eager new faces who won our votes, people whom we thought would bring fresh ideas to th
Destroying the environment to generate profit Dear Editor, On the morning of April 11, we and our neighbours participated in an event organized by the Sandy Beach Wetland Protection Group. We are all disappointed in the failure of Hudson council to save the Sandy Beach area from private development. As you know, Sandy Beach is a valuable ecological zone, almost the only bit of public shoreline left in Hudson. It is also a much-valued recreational area, visited daily by many
Saint-Lazare mayor tries to have it both ways Dear Editor, I want to congratulate the Saint-Lazare council for the adoption of By-law 1095 which serves to protect the deep interior forests. This by-law is very important not only to protect trees, but also to maintain biodiversity, protect green corridors and to ensure the sustainability of our underground water sources. But I have great concerns with the message Mayor Robert Grimaudo pushed during the council meeting. A resid
The kids are not alright! Dear Editor, Though I appreciate the kudos you gave to the young people of Westwood Senior High School in The Journal’s April 8 issue, I feel it necessary to point out ways in which our kids are far from being alright. In short, they are suffocating, they are anxious, depressed and many (teenagers especially) are entertaining suicidal thoughts. Our little ones (starting in Grade 1) are obliged to wear masks all day. My seven-year-old son came home fr
By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa said the vegetation that was removed to allow for the construction of the final row of town houses on Chemin Sainte-Marie will be replaced. The recent start of construction on the final townhouse condominium units as part of the Terra condo project on Chemin Sainte-Marie in the north sector of Ste. Anne’s prompted one resident to ask why a new row of houses were being built. The question was submitte
By Nick Zacharias PHOTO COURTESY GABRIELLE GRÉGOIRE Dr. Gabrielle Grégoire (centre) stands in front of the Hudson Medicentre, surrounded by the expanding team of doctors and clinical staff who are geared up to offer expanded services for the community. The Hudson Medicentre is in the midst of a growth spurt, with expanded services and additional physicians having already arrived and more on the way. The long-standing clinic has been working for some time towards official stat
By Nick Zacharias PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS Hundreds of supporters showed up at the community centre in Hudson last Sunday to march for the protection of Sandy Beach, specifically to ask that the Hudson town council take part in pursuing grants to purchase the forested wetland in the centre of town, and prevent it from being developed into 214 housing units. A crowd of over 250 people gathered on Sunday, April 11 to support protecting the woods around Sandy Beach in Hudson, and
By John Jantak THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/MONIQUE BISSONNETTE Saint-Lazare council amended the proposed by-law to authorize tree cutting required to bring private roads up to municipal standards on the private portion of Sandmere and Oakridge but stressed a municipalization project will still have to be put in place to allow any future construction on those streets. Saint-Lazare council unanimously adopted By-law 1095 during its monthly meeting on April 13. The new by-law replace
By Jules-Pierre Malartre PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO Following three public consultations with area residents, the fate of the empty plot of land that once housed the Vieux Kitzbühel restaurant in Île-Perrot is still undecided but it won’t be containing a nine-storey condominium complex. On April 12, the Town of l’Île Perrot held its third public consultation for the proposed Azur condo development project on the site of the former Vieux Kitzbühel restaurant. The consultation