If I have this right, my genes (or my jeans) and my outward appearance give me away as an English person before I can even open my mouth and utter the now infamous and recently declared offensive Bonjour-Hi on my own terms. I have been
Last Friday evening, the organizers of Hudson’s St. Patrick’s parade hosted an incredibly entertaining evening in honour of this year’s parade Grand Marshal, comedian Joey Elias. When Elias was named to the role, I have to admit, the question crossed my mind: Why Elias? Of
It turns out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the line – unless you are looking online. This past weekend I took a Saturday drive to check out villages within reasonable driving and commuting distance to and from the Off-Island area,
With news that we about to receive a significant amount of freezing rain and snow over our territory, followed my more cold temperatures one has to award kudos to our towns that in my opinion have done a good job of keeping up with demand,
Montreal hospitals – including the Jewish General – are being threatened with budget cuts to the radio-oncology department if they treat patients from the Off-Island area. These patients are to be turned away with instructions to seek treatment in their home communities. No matter which way you look at it, this is a message that...
I say that Off-Islanders are a caffeine-addicted bunch of litterers with little regard for the environment. There is a growing proliferation of disposable cups on every street in every neighbourhood as commuters and java-junkies slurp and toss. Need proof? Just take a stroll along any
It’s time for Allan Bassenden to give up his fight with the town of St-Lazare. The town is not at fault for his situation, nor has it acted unreasonably. The municipality has been sympathetic and accommodating in permitting a bending of the rules in what was believed to be a temporary situation. But bending the...
Comedian Joey Elias will be the Grand Marshal of the fifth edition of the Hudson St. Patrick’s Day parade. It’s an excellent choice. But what is even better is the announcement by the event’s organizing committee that there will be Grand Marshal’s dinner on Feb. 21. The event will not only honour Elias, but will...
We have all heard the term “solid as a foundation.” However, even the sturdiest of foundations can be compromised my Mother Nature. There is an increase in the number of cracked houses in Notre Dame de l’Ile Perrot. No, this isn’t an episode of Breaking