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Just between us - Brenda O'Farrell

St-Lazare council needs to fix its mistake in land-swap deal to save Dunes Lake

St-Lazare council made a mistake. By trying to fix one problem, they created another. The question now is, can the second problem be fixed? The new problem involves a land-swap with a developer that allowed the town to acquire Dunes Lake. The town gave undeveloped lots to the developer. In return, the developer ceded the...
Just between us - Brenda O'Farrell

There is no way people will pay for parking at the new medical building. Would you?

Impressive development in Vaudreuil-Dorion has always been embraced. Condos are built. People move in. Houses go up. Buyers get mortgages approved. Stores open. Shoppers come in droves. Restaurants throw their doors open. People pull out their credit cards. Tim Hortons opens another franchise. Cars line up at the drive-thru window. It all just keeps rolling...
Just between us - Brenda O'Farrell

Hudson leading the way on protecting animal rights, just like it did on banning pesticides

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a woman who posted two photos of cars on a local community Facebook page – with the licence plates clearly showing. The drivers of these two vehicles, parked in the lot outside a store in Vaudreuil-Dorion, had left their dogs in their cars on a hot, sweltering day....
Just between us - Brenda O'Farrell

If you’re looking for a great summer outing, take your bike along the Soulanges Canal

There are many perks to living in the Off-Island region. If you’re a cyclist, one that stands out is the bike path along the Soulanges Canal. It’s a 34-kilometre stretch of pavement that runs on the south side of the canal, from Pointe-des-Cascades in the east to Les Coteaux in the west. Tucked away from...