By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The realignment of Chemin de la Petite-Rivière in Vaudreuil-Dorion is just one of several municipal infrastructure projects that will be undertaken in conjunction with the construction of the new Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital. The start of municipal infrastructure work for the new Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital will soon be realized after Vaudreuil-Dorion council adopted three separate resolutions at its monthly meeting on July 5 to proceed wi
PHOTO COURTESY SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC At the end of the evening July 1, Sûreté du Québec police officers from the Vaudreuil-Dorion highway patrol division intercepted a motorcycle traveling at an excessive speed on Autoroute 20 in Les Cèdres sector. The driver was picked up while traveling at 240 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The driver, a 30-year-old male, received a ticket of $2,566 with 30 demerit points. His driver's license was suspended for a period of seven days. The Sûreté du Qu
By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The restoration work at Ste. Anne’s Braerob Farmhouse is ‘bittersweet’ as had it been done sooner, much of the original interior could have been preserved. Sainte-Anne- de-Bellevue council adopted a resolution at the Monday evening council meeting on July 5 to proceed with plans to redesign Parc Robillard in the north sector of the city. The actual work is expected to begin next year. “We’re finally kicking off the redesign with the prepara
By Carmen Marie Fabio THE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/DAN BOUGUERRA Former District 3 Councillor Chloe Hutchison has announced she will run in the upcoming municipal elections this November for the mayoralty seat in Hudson. Professional architect, member of the Board of Directors of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence, and former president of the Hudson Town Planning and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Chloe Hutchison has announced her intentions to throw her hat in the ring f
By Nick Zacharias PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS Mayor Jamie Nicholls asked drivers and Hudson business owners alike for patience during the period of construction which has caused major detours with closures on Main Road, and is expected to continue through most of the summer. The July 5 meeting of the Hudson Town Council saw Mayor Jamie Nicholls and his council voting on several issues and answering citizens’ questions regarding road reconstruction in the village core. Also brough
By John Jantak PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK The Vaudreuil-Dorion Fire Department will be getting a new upgraded fire station at the same location of the existing station on Route de Lotbinière which will be demolished in the next few weeks to make way for the brand new facility. Vaudreuil-Dorion council adopted loan By-law 1773-01 during its monthly session on July 5 for the construction of a new fire station on the same spot of the existing fire station on the southeast corner of Ro
Tree devastation Dear Editor, I have chosen to live in the Alstonvale area because of the trees. I also relied on the by-law of the Town of Hudson re: tree cutting.
I have respected the grandeur and beauty of the trees on my property and hoped others would do the same.
However – new houses are being built on properties near to me where every tree has been cut.
This is unnecessary and damaging to the environment, never mind the bird life. Where is the outrage? Why is the t
Trees and power lines Dear Editor, On June 10, I complained in ‘Letters to the editor’ about too many trees alongside our power lines since one fell over and knocked out power to all of Chaline Valley for three hours. The following week you published a letter from a citizen who said I should go live where there are no trees. I've enclosed two photos of my house. One from 1987 when I moved here and one taken 20 minutes ago. There were no trees in front in 1987 and my wife and
Impossible to be outside Dear Editor, The Main Road paving has resulted in dust, noise and vibrations in the whole house and it’s impossible to be outside. For seven days now, cyclists and pedestrians have had to pass on our property because they have no other way. The paving contractors could have arranged a trail on the street to solve the problem. Francis-Claude Nadeau and Nicole Campeau Hudson
By Donald Attwood PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK Pileated woodpeckers make large nest holes in tree trunks. Flickers, owls, bluebirds, wood ducks, and small mammals may nest in these cavities in subsequent years. Previously I would get up about 5:30 a.m., feed the cat, eat breakfast, read the paper, and go birding. One day, I got up earlier, had a sip of cold tea, and went at dawn to the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve, in Hudson. It was a different world. Light was coming in at