Ebola Hysteria

October 22nd, 2014

Ebola, Hysteria,

Suits no longer suit my lifestyle

October 22nd, 2014

I’m not suggesting we dress like our ancestors did wearing only a loincloth over their private parts, but I do endorse dressing casually these days.

Suits, no, longer, suit, my, lifestyle,

Mixed reviews about alcohol consumption

October 22nd, 2014

I’ve heard mixed reviews about drinking alcohol. Does Alcohol prevent or cause disease? What affect does alcohol have on trying to lose weight?

Mixed, reviews, about, alcohol, consumption,

The glitz and glam of Rocky Horror returns to the Imperial

October 22nd, 2014

Even though it only runs over three nights, a huge amount of preparation goes into the annual event known as The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball. Running from October 30 to November 1 at the Imperial Cinema (1430 Bleury Street), the event will once again feature a screening of the cult classic along with performers acting out the film on the accompanying stage. 

The, glitz, and, glam, of, Rocky, Horror, , returns, , to, the, Imperial,

The Centaur Theatre unleashes a racy remount for season opener

October 22nd, 2014

Rain, rain, rain, CRACK! Fade to black.

The, Centaur, Theatre, unleashes, a, racy, remount, for, season, opener, Venus, in, Fur, runs, until, Nov., 9

A film festival focused on mental illness

October 22nd, 2014

Following its inaugural edition, the Au Contraire Film Festival (ACFF) will return this year, once again presented by the Paradis Urbain charity. Running from October 22-25, the festival will feature films, documentaries, shorts and animated films all followed by panel discussions on mental illness at The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. As its goal, the festival seeks to challenge the myths and change the perspectives surrounding mental illness through film.

A, film, festival, focused, on, mental, illness,

Bowser and Blue celebrate their 35th anniversary at the Hudson Village Theatre

October 22nd, 2014

From writing their own comedic material to singing and performing, Montreal’s legendary musical satirists Bowser and Blue truly are the jack-of-all-trades, poking fun at culture, politics and just about everything else that tickles their fancy in Quebec as well as throughout Canada.

Bowser, and, Blue, celebrate, , their, 35th, anniversary, at, the, , Hudson, Village, Theatre, ,

CSL’s Gary Carter field to host Canadian Collegiate Championships

October 22nd, 2014

The best college baseball players in Canada are coming to Gary Carter Field from Oct. 23 to 26 for the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association national tournament.

CSL’s, Gary, Carter, field, to, host, Canadian, Collegiate, Championships,

Warriors’ popular penny fair draws in the fans

October 22nd, 2014

The LaSalle Warriors football association celebrated its annual penny fair this weekend at Keith Ewenson Park in LaSalle.
“It helps build a ‘cents’ of community for the Warriors,” said Warriors’ Association president Larry Burns about the plus 40 year old event. “It is also a great event organized by the volunteer ladies of the group.”

Warriors’, popular, penny, fair, draws, in, the, fans,

John Bowman anchors the Alouettes’ defence

October 22nd, 2014

Als veteran defensive end and team-voted best dressed John Bowman has been an essential component of the Montreal Alouettes since 2005.

John, Bowman, anchors, the, Alouettes’, defence,

Côte St. Luc’s Alison Levine set sights on Rio

October 22nd, 2014

When Alison Levine discovered at the age of 12 that she was suffering from a neuromuscular disorder that would eventually deprived her of the use of her legs, she went through what she describes as a “normal grieving process.”
“You think about not having the life you thought you were going to get, your future is no more,” she said candidly in an interview last week.

Côte, St., Luc’s, Alison, Levine, set, sights, on, Rio, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Impact and LSL Regional Soccer partner up

October 22nd, 2014

The Montreal Impact announced Thursday that its Academy has entered into a partnership with the Lac St. Louis Regional Soccer Association (LSLRSA). This becomes the first sporting partnership for the Impact Academy with a regional association.

Impact, and, LSL, Regional, Soccer, partner, up,

Lions vanquish the Vikings

October 22nd, 2014

The North Shore Bantam Lions finished first in their division capping-off the regular season with a 48-6 victory over the Gatineau Vikings Friday at Riverdale High School.

Lions, vanquish, the, Vikings, North, Shore, , 48, , |, Gatineau, 6

TMR to hold public meetings on heritage and urban planning

October 22nd, 2014

For the first time in the town’s history, a public consultation will be held during which its councillors hope to hear what local residents have to say about TMR’s heritage status along with their opinions about the Town’s assorted urban planning issues.

TMR, to, hold, public, , meetings, on, heritage, and, urban, planning,

52nd Heroes Dinner of Jamaica Association

October 22nd, 2014

The Jamaica Association of Montreal held its 52nd Heroes Dinner this past Saturday night.

52nd, Heroes, Dinner, of, Jamaica, Association,

Security efforts must be redoubled in light of attack on soldiers: Rabbi Poupko

October 22nd, 2014

Canada’s security forces must redouble their efforts in light of Monday’s attack on two soldiers in St. Jean sur Richelieu that left one dead and the other injured after being run over, says  Montreal Jewish Community Security Coordinating Committee chairman Rabbi Reuben Poupko.

Security, efforts, must, be, redoubled, in, light, of, attack, on, soldiers:, Rabbi, Poupko,

Advance poll open Sunday for EMSB elections

October 22nd, 2014

Eligible voters will be able to cast their ballot, Oct. 26, in the advance poll for the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) election.

Advance, poll, open Sunday, for, EMSB, elections,

Healthcare reform

October 22nd, 2014

No one can criticize a general aim of a government seeking to reign in Quebec's groaning healthcare bureaucracy. And the Couillard government and health minister Barrette are to be commended for taking on the challenge in their proposed Bill 10, the sweeping reorganization that is now on the table. But some  cautions are in order.

Healthcare, reform, Needed, answers, on, Bill, 10

Shakemap pinpoints Montreal earthquake risk

October 22nd, 2014

Homes, schools, hospitals and highway overpasses are more at-risk than most people realize, should an earthquake strike Montreal.

Shakemap, pinpoints, Montreal, earthquake, risk,

Clinic, stores, closer to reality

October 22nd, 2014

A plan for a new building in NDG is one step closer to reality.

Clinic,, stores,, closer, to, reality, Parking, scheme, questioned

Costco cites ‘balancing act’ in signs language policy

October 22nd, 2014

As reported last week, Staviss and Kovac have been achieving success lately with Second Cup promising to add English to their menu boards, Target adding English to their Quebec answering service, IKEA considering a change to their French-only flyer policy and the Côte St. Luc branch of Winners installing new bilingual signs.

Costco, cites, ‘balancing, act’, in, signs, language, policy,

West and off island real estate round up

October 22nd, 2014

The city of Vaudreuil continues its steady rise as new condominium projects are sprouting up as well as young families continuing to choose the ever growing community for their first home.

West, and, off, island, real, estate, round, up, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, market, as, hot, as, ever

City unveils first permanent public mural

October 22nd, 2014


The Pointe-Claire Canoe Club, under temperate conditions, was the scene Sunday afternoon, as Mayor Morris Trudeau welcomed close to 70 citizens, to announce the city’s first public mural.

City, unveils, first, permanent, public, mural,

Debate defines LBPSB candidates

October 22nd, 2014

Uncertain about whom to vote for in the Nov. 2 Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) election? You would be wise to watch the webcast of the Oct. 20 candidates debate, which is archived at www.lbpsb.qc.ca

Debate, defines, LBPSB, candidates,

Governor General visits Beaconsfield High School

October 22nd, 2014

Prior to visiting the Heroes Park cenotaph inauguration last Wednesday, Governor General David Johnston paid a visit to nearby Beaconsfield High School as students from the school helped contribute to a time capsule that was placed in the new park to be opened in 100 years.

Governor, General, visits, Beaconsfield, High, School, Johnston, talks, to, students, prior, to, Heroes, Park, opening

Train de l’Ouest wants phase one to begin, not another study

October 22nd, 2014

Since the grassroots organization Train de l’Ouest was founded, co-founder Clifford Lincoln, the many volunteers as well as West Island mayors who support the dedicated light rail commuter project, have dealt with three separate transport ministers and now Lincoln is hoping for a formal meeting with MTQ head Robert Poëti sooner than later.

Train, de, l’Ouest, wants, phase, one, to, begin,, not, another, study,

Groper sought, eyeglass thieves

October 22nd, 2014

Laval Police have published a composite photo and are enlisting the public’s help in identifying and tracking down a man whom they say groped several women in Pont Viau this summer.

Groper, sought,, eyeglass, thieves,

Kidney Golf Classic a success

October 22nd, 2014

The 16th edition of the Founder’s Award Campaign of The Kidney Foundation of Canada held its Kidney Golf Classic on September 15 at the prestigious Royal Montreal Golf Club.

Kidney, Golf, Classic, a, success,

Advance poll open Sunday for school board election

October 22nd, 2014

Eligible voters will be able to cast their ballot, Oct. 26, in the advance poll for the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board election.

Advance, poll, open, Sunday, for, school, board, election,

School board candidates boost bilingualism

October 22nd, 2014

Want to ensure that French kids graduate with better written and spoken French skills? Send them to an English school.
Jennifer Maccarone, who is leading the EducACTION ticket into the upcoming Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) election, Nov. 2, pointed out that kids who graduate from English schools here are earning higher marks on the same French exams that students in French schools must pass.

School, board, candidates, boost, bilingualism,

‘Ridiculous’

October 22nd, 2014

“Our ridiculous laws are now being used to disenfranchise an entire community,” said school commissioner candidate Steve Mitchell running for re-election in Ward 4 of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

‘Ridiculous’,

Alouettes honour Calvillo with retired jersey ceremony

October 17th, 2014

The first half was drawing to a close of the Saskatchewan-Montreal game on Thanksgiving Monday as the swell of applause built into a crescendo of a standing ovation while Anthony Calvillo made his way to the sidelines for the ceremony to retire his number 13 jersey, making Calvillo the tenth Alouette to achieve this honour.

Alouettes, honour, Calvillo, with, retired, jersey, ceremony,

Pierrefonds’ Brooke Brimo receives Hydro-Québec bursary

October 17th, 2014

Visiting her community pool with her mother was the stepping stone that led Brooke Brimo to try synchronized swimming, a sport in which she is quickly establishing a name for herself.

Pierrefonds’, Brooke, Brimo, receives, Hydro-Québec, bursary,

Jets soar high for sweet repeat

October 17th, 2014

The U15AA boys Pointe-Aux-Trembles Les Jets have won gold for both titles as Champions in the  Montreal Concordia league and Champions of the 2014 President’s Cup. The Jets’ success makes it a sweet repeat as the squad accomplished the same feat last year.

Jets, soar, high, for, sweet, repeat,

Buccaneers sink Versant Ouest in final two minutes

October 17th, 2014

The DDO Buccaneers scored twice in the final two minutes of play to top Versant Ouest by a score of 5-4 Sunday afternoon in Bantam CC hockey at the Civic Centre in Dollard. Ethan Graziano scored the game winner in what was the highlight of the game carrying the puck through traffic and putting it upstairs past William Patel who had no chance on the play.“It got chipped in, I took it off the boards and nobody was open so I just shot it and it ended up going into the net,” said Graziano.

Buccaneers, sink, Versant, Ouest, in, final, two, minutes,

Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey send out First Shift

October 17th, 2014

Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey have initiated The First Shift program, a new learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce kids and families to the game in a fun, convenient and practical way. Changing the way hockey is offered; The First Shift will be available in 30 markets across Canada and is part of Bauer Hockey’s global Grow the Game initiative to add one million new families to the game by 2022.

, Hockey, Canada, and, Bauer, Hockey, send, out, First, Shift,

St. Laurent, Place Vertu in talks on future, customer retention

October 15th, 2014

The borough of St. Laurent and the 39 year old Place Vertu shopping mall are in ongoing talks regarding the mall’s future in general and strategies to entice customers to keep shopping there.

St., Laurent,, Place, Vertu, in, talks, on, future,, customer, retention, Place, Vertu, has, to, revitalize, itself:, St., Laurent, mayor

Bissell named honorary Austrian consul

October 15th, 2014

Marc Bissell (above left) was named honorary Austrian consul in Montreal by Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel, at a ceremony last week. Bissell’s appointment brings a fascinating family saga full circle.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Marc Bissell, honourary Austrian consul, Eric Bissell, Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel, Castleton Financial

CSL Winners adds bilingual signs

October 15th, 2014

Chalk up another win for Kovac and Staviss in the quest for linguistic respect at stores which serve significant anglophone populations.

CSL, Winners, adds, bilingual, signs,

Referendum or withdrawal for revived Hampstead condo project

October 15th, 2014

Hampstead council will announce on Oct. 20 or Nov. 3 whether it will hold a referendum or withdraw a bylaw allowing for a condo of up to 12 storeys and a townhouse project on the site of the former fire station on Macdonald.

Referendum, or, withdrawal, for, revived, Hampstead, condo, project,

CDN-NDG boosts capital spending

October 15th, 2014

The city’s most populous borough will invest most of its three-year capital investment (PTI) allotment in the first year of its program.

CDN-NDG, boosts, capital, spending,

Cost of food defines hunger in the city

October 15th, 2014

According to Montreal’s well-known SOS-Cuisine website, the price of food has gone up by at least 4 to 5% per cent over the past year.

Cost, of, food, defines, hunger, in, the, city,

For justice to be done...

October 15th, 2014

It is not often that one can state clearly that a government initiative is unconditionally right and just. But we can do so this week. The news that the Couillard government is fast-tracking the doubling of the ceiling on small claims court cases from $7,000 to $15,000 is good news indeed.

For, justice, to, be, done...,

New app for Habs fans

October 15th, 2014

New, app, for, Habs, fans,

VOBOC brings hope for young cancer victims

October 15th, 2014

Every 12 hours in Montreal an adolescent or young adult learns they have cancer. Venturing Out Beyond Our Cancer (VOBOC) is a community group that reaches out to those victims of cancer from 13 to 39-years-old. 
According to Doreen Edward, founder of VOBOC and two time cancer survivor, a cancer diagnosis at any age is difficult but learning that you have cancer while you are still in school,  just starting your career or beginning to raise a family is devastating.

VOBOC, brings, hope, for, young, cancer, victims,

Kelley celebrates 20 years as Jacques-Cartier MNA

October 15th, 2014

Last April was his seventh successful election campaign, he has been and is currently the Native Affairs Minister, has worked through a merger and demerger process as well as a very close referendum call a year into his job as Geoffrey Kelley recently celebrated two full decades as a Quebec MNA, the fourth longest serving politician in the National Assembly.

Kelley, celebrates, 20, years, as, Jacques-Cartier, MNA,

Construction of 440 without overpass ‘non-negotiable,’ says Kirkland

October 15th, 2014

After passing a resolution at the September Kirkland council meeting asking the MTQ to make the new Urban 440 boulevard’s construction a priority project, the town council passed a second resolution detailing the town’s concerns and priorities for the upcoming construction, namely the new 440’s expected right-of-way.

Construction, of, 440, without, overpass, ‘non-negotiable,’, says, Kirkland,

School punishes 12-year-old whistleblower

October 15th, 2014

School officials have taught a Macdonald High School grade seven student that those who rock the boat will face recrimination.

School, punishes, 12-year-old, whistleblower, Revealed, 'French, dumbed, down, to, detrimental, level'

Concertation West Island (CODI) begins another round

October 15th, 2014

​​The Pierrefonds Cultural Centre was filled to near capacity, with some of The West Island’s prominent leaders present, in welcoming Concertation West Island (CODI) information session.

Concertation, West, Island, (CODI), begins, another, round,

Laval’s Annie Lacombe cards a Golf Quebec bursary

October 15th, 2014

Golf Quebec and the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence partnered up in late September to launch the first edition of bursaries for student golfers here in Quebec. At the inaugural presentation 25 golfers were awarded bursary cheques and in the Elite category where a trio of recipients were awarded $4,000 each, Laval’s Annie Lacombe was part of that threesome.

Laval’s, Annie, Lacombe, cards, a, Golf, Quebec, bursary,

Fall walks with new signage at Bois de l’Équerre

October 15th, 2014

Taking a fall walk in Bois de l’Équerre?  You will be happy to note that as of October 9, signage has been installed to make an already enjoyable walk more fun and interactive.

Fall, walks, with, new, signage, at, Bois, de, l’Équerre,

Northstar students tidy scrap-strewn Mille Îles island

October 15th, 2014

Litterers have left lots of junk metal on an island in the Mille Îles river, a North Star Academy wildlife and environmental clean-up group discovered.

Northstar, students, tidy, scrap-strewn, Mille, Îles, island,

Taxation inequity, transparency

October 15th, 2014

“The population is screaming outrage about this,” says Steve Bletas. “it’s discriminatory against the English speaking population and it has to be rectified.

Taxation, inequity,, transparency,

Quebec to boost small-claims limit to $15,000

October 15th, 2014

The government is moving swiftly to increase the amount that you can claim in the province’s small claims courts from $7,000 to $15,000, Fabre MNA Gilles Ouimet told The Suburban.

Quebec, to, boost, small-claims, limit, to, $15,000, Ouimet, wants, to, improve, access, to, justice

“Parents need more choice” -Maccarone

October 15th, 2014

Jennifer Maccarone wants to give schools newer technology, introduce accelerated learning facilities and bolster programs for special needs students.

“Parents, need, more, choice”, -Maccarone, ,

How about them apples?

October 15th, 2014

Right now Quebec apples are the freshest, tastiest, crispiest, crunchiest, and juiciest as point they’re ever going to get. They’re in abundance and inexpensive. By the time you get into November they’re already beginning to decline, and in December they’re already mush.

How, about, them, apples?,

Perfecting the music of Belles Soeurs

October 15th, 2014

With the official opening of Belles Soeurs: The Musical at the Segal Centre a week away, rehearsals are going strong and central to the process are the original score and songs composed by Neil Bartram. Musical director and orchestrator for the production Chris Barillaro recently spoke to The Suburban about how that’s been working out.

Perfecting, the, music, of, Belles, Soeurs,

The real social network

October 15th, 2014

Human beings are naturally social animals, hard-wired to connect with others. But according to author and developmental psychologist Susan Pinker, our changing lifestyle is causing a disruption to a biological drive that we all need to survive and thrive.

The, real, social, network, Author, Susan, Pinker, describes, the, benefits, of, ‘the, village, effect’

Making time for kids’ activities makes life a journey – not a destination

October 15th, 2014

My son and daughter, bless their hearts, can’t sit still — and I, for one, couldn’t be happier about it. This year, with both kids in the same school for the first time, my wife and I couldn’t leave well enough alone. We signed up our nine-year-old daughter for ringette — again, and craving a new challenge, she signed up for hockey as well.

Making, time, for, kids’, activities, , makes, life, a, journey, –, not, a, destination,

Plenty left to see at FNC

October 15th, 2014

For over four decades the Festival du Nouveau Cinema has presented an eclectic variety of new films every year running the gamut of genres. The festival is currently on and there are many films left to take in before it closes on October 20. Recently, The Suburban spoke with Julien Fonfrede, who programs the festival’s Temps 0 section, which itself is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Before the conversation turned to specifics, however, he explained the nature of Temps 0.

Plenty, left, to, see, at, FNC, 43rd, edition, of, film, festival, to, run, until, Oct., 20

Paying tribute to the lyrical masters

October 15th, 2014

There’s an old idiom that states: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This seems to have been the guiding motivation behind the creation of the Montreal Lyric Orchestra. The brainchild of recent conservatory graduates Simon Rivard and Ben Kepes, the Montreal Lyric Orchestra (OLM in French) was conceived as an opportunity for young musicians like themselves to get a jump on their careers coming out of school.

Paying, tribute, to, the, lyrical, masters, Montreal, Lyric, Orchestra, set, for, inaugural, concert, on, Oct., 23

Best Game Ever edition IV for Ti-Cats

October 15th, 2014

The Verdun Ti-Cats hosted their 4th annual Greatest Game Ever this weekend to the delight of players and fans alike.
“The object of the day is to give the kids a special game with the feeling of what it’s like to play in a real game,” said Verdun Ti-Cats spokesperson Annie Blanchard. “We have guests from the Montreal Alouettes’ cheerleaders and Jacques Moreau will be announcing during the games.”

Best, Game, Ever, , edition, IV, for, Ti-Cats,

Alouettes honour Calvillo with retired jersey ceremony

October 15th, 2014

The first half was drawing to a close of the Saskatchewan-Montreal game on Thanksgiving Monday as the swell of applause built into a crescendo of a standing ovation while Anthony Calvillo made his way to the sidelines for the ceremony to retire his number 13 jersey, making Calvillo the tenth Alouette to achieve this honour.

Alouettes, honour, Calvillo, with, retired, jersey, ceremony,

Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey send out First Shift

October 15th, 2014

Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey have initiated The First Shift program, a new learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce kids and families to the game in a fun, convenient and practical way. Changing the way hockey is offered; The First Shift will be available in 30 markets across Canada and is part of Bauer Hockey’s global Grow the Game initiative to add one million new families to the game by 2022.

Hockey, Canada, and, Bauer, Hockey, send, out, First, Shift,

Moore steps it up on international stage

October 15th, 2014

Alex Moore’s path towards becoming an elite wrestler at the international level took an important but, at times, painful turn this past summer. The Westmount resident and Selwyn House graduate established a name for himself in Quebec and Canadian wrestling circles in recent years, winning a bronze medal performance in the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke and back-to-back gold medals in the provincial and Canadian Cadet Championships.

Moore, steps, it, up, , on, international, stage, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Lions claw past Warriors

October 15th, 2014

The North Shore Bantam AAA Lions downed the LaSalle Warriors 29-24 in a nail-biting yet bittersweet victory Saturday night at Keith Ewenson Field.

Lions, claw, past, Warriors, North, Shore, 29, |, LaSalle, 24

Season 11 So You Think You Can Dance Tour to hit Montreal again

October 10th, 2014

Montreal is one of only four Eastern Canadian cities set to host the highly anticipated So You Think You Can Dance season 11 tour, on Monday, October 27 (8 p.m.)  at the Bell Centre. This will mark the second successive year the event has come here. The 2013 version resulted in every ticket available being sold and both a loud and adoring audience.

Season, 11, So, You, Think, You, Can, Dance, Tour, to, hit, Montreal, again,

So much to do in the shiny Big Apple

October 10th, 2014

A quick flight or a leisurely drive, New York City is the getaway of choice for Montrealers who covet stroll-worthy neighbourhoods, a myriad of museums, shopping galore, fabulous eateries, the best theatre in the world and rooftop bars that stay open until the first snowflake flies.

So, much, to, do, in, the, shiny, Big, Apple, ,

Why giving thanks is as important as a healthy diet

October 10th, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time to be especially grateful for all of life’s many blessings. Around this time of year, we encourage children to make a list of things they appreciate, and we celebrate Thanksgiving Day as an expression of gratitude. It’s truly the time of year to give thanks.

Why, giving, thanks, is, as, important, as, a, healthy, diet,

Dating the ex of your friend

October 10th, 2014

A question that comes up, more often than not from younger adults, than from older clients is: What are the rules about dating the ex of your friend?

Dating, the, ex, of, your, friend,

Westmounter, dance partner selected for Canadian ballroom team

October 8th, 2014

Westmount resident Allyson Kassie-Goldberg and her business partner — professional dance instructor Stanislav Borsh — are preparing to compete in the Extravaganza Montreal finals, part of the World Pro-Am DanceSport series, as members of the Canadian ballroom team.

Westmounter, dance partner, selected, for, Canadian, ballroom, team,

Corinne Kernan Sevigny 1924-2014

October 8th, 2014

Corinne Sevigny, who died Friday, at the age of 90, was an indomitable character who was connected to pedigreed political families in both Canada and the United States. Her paternal grandfather, Francis Kernan was the first Roman Catholic to be elected to the United States Senate.  Her maternal grandfather, Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, was a former Quebec lieutenant governor and one of Louis Riel`s defence lawyers.  Raised in an atmosphere of privilege, she was a no-nonsense, powerhouse of a woman, who in the words of one friend, “is now in heaven, undoubtedly telling the angels what to do and how to do it.”

Corinne, Kernan, Sevigny, 1924-2014,

EMSB: ‘More cuts not an option’ — Mancini

October 8th, 2014

“We haven’t heard anything on our side in terms of an audit,” says English Montreal School Board chair Angela Mancini, a week after the EMSB nixed budget cuts demanded by Quebec City, and days after Education Minister Yves Bolduc wielded the spectre of audits.

EMSB:, ‘More, cuts, not, an, option’, —, Mancini,

JPPS First Annual FunRun surpasses fundraising goal

October 8th, 2014

The Jewish People’s and Peretz School held its first annual FunRun Sept. 29 to raise funds for its groundbreaking S.T.I.M Program (Sciences, Technologie, Ingénierie and Mathématiques), which “integrates science, math, engineering and technology into other subjects, making everything more interesting and child friendly,” says a JPPS statement, which specified that the funds raised will enable the purchase of a 3D colour printer, digital microscopes and document cameras that work with Smartboards “and many other tools that will help students learn to solve and understand real–life problems.”

JPPS, First, Annual, FunRun, surpasses, fundraising, goal,

Bill Gates answers to America’s brightest

October 8th, 2014

What would you ask the richest person in America? Microsoft’s Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest and arguably most influential individuals in the world, shared his views on personal computing, philanthropy, global health and the future of higher education during a sold-out talk at Cornell University on Wednesday, October 1. Students had the opportunity to pick Mr. Gates’ brain about some of the biggest challenges facing their generation.

Bill, Gates, answers, to, America’s, brightest,

Clint Uttley: Hero

October 8th, 2014

A few weeks ago we published an editorial in which we expressed the hope to see an end to the frequent rushes to judgment in our public life.

Clint, Uttley:, Hero,

No longer a cheerleader for the National Football League

October 8th, 2014

The pigskin balls they play with aren’t the only things that haven’t been kosher this year between the players, owners and management of the National Football League. The NFL is big business. It draws the largest TV audience whenever their games are played. On Sundays countless men and a growing number of women follow their teams, glued to their screens all afternoon guzzling beer and noshing on pizza. Many of them have a bet on the outcome of the game.

No, longer, a, cheerleader, for, the, National, Football, League,

Mascara & Popcorn presents multi-media Halloween spectacle

October 8th, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 17, the people behind the Mascara & Popcorn film festival will present a Halloween edition of their Body Horror Contest at Les Foufounes Électriques (87 Ste. Catherine Street E.).

Mascara, &, Popcorn, , presents, multi-media, , Halloween, spectacle,

Centaur raring to go

October 8th, 2014

The Centaur Theatre will soon jump into its 2014-15 season with the hit play Venus in Fur. Running from October 14 to November 9, this production will be premiering at the Centaur following an extended run in Toronto.

Centaur, raring, to, go,

Slowly but surely

October 8th, 2014

It’s been sung that the times they are a changing and indeed this is true when it comes to animal rights. It is not happening in leaps and bounds but is now an issue that is garnering regular media attention as awareness of the plight of abused and abandoned animals has become front and centre. And this is where it should be. To recognize that animals are sentient beings with feelings and individual personalities is still denied by many but slowly, the tide is turning.

Slowly, but, surely,

Annual StoryFest brings literary giants to Hudson

October 8th, 2014

Canadian literature has a home in Hudson. The town’s fabled StoryFest is, for the 13th time, hosting several of the nation’s finest authors in a historic landmark. Acclaimed digital fiction writer Kate Pullinger was the opening night attraction on September 23 when 90 literary fans took in the evening to meet the author, whose latest novel, Landing Gear, was released this year.

Annual, StoryFest, brings, literary, giants, to, Hudson, ,

Chong Lee reflects upon a half-century of teaching

October 8th, 2014

When 26-year-old Chong Soo Lee opened a taekwondo school on Masson Street in Montreal’s east end, the little-known Korean art of self-defence was often lumped together with karate in the minds of North Americans.

Chong, Lee, reflects, upon, a, half-century, of, teaching, Grandmaster, introduced, Canada, to, Taekwondo,

Buccaneers sink Versant Ouest in final two minutes

October 8th, 2014

The DDO Buccaneers scored twice in the final two minutes of play to top Versant Ouest by a score of 5-4 Sunday afternoon in Bantam CC hockey at the Civic Centre in Dollard. Ethan Graziano scored the game winner in what was the highlight of the game carrying the puck through traffic and putting it upstairs past William Patel who had no chance on the play.“It got chipped in, I took it off the boards and nobody was open so I just shot it and it ended up going into the net,” said Graziano.

Buccaneers, sink, Versant, Ouest, in, final, two, minutes,

James Rodgers eager to contribute to Alouettes’ surge

October 8th, 2014

Montreal Alouettes’ running back James Rodgers is part of the recent explosion of the team’s recent winning streak in its quest for the 2014 Grey Cup.

James, Rodgers, eager, to, , contribute, to, Alouettes’, surge,

Love Claps for children sports as Right to Play activist visits Montreal

October 8th, 2014

At a time in his life when most of his contemporaries are slowing down and finalizing retirement plans, Martin Parnell has embarked on a herculean quest. The former mining executive left the formal business world years ago at the tender age of 47 to devote his life to getting into shape and raising money for charity, particularly the Right to Play movement.

Love, Claps, for, children, sports, as, Right, to, Play, activist, visits, Montreal,

Hornets claim annual East End Cup over Cougars

October 8th, 2014

The Sun Youth Hornets took the East End Cup with a convincing 52-0 shutout over the St. Léonard Cougars Sunday at the Jeanne Mance Park.

Hornets, claim, annual, East, End, Cup, over, Cougars, Sun, Youth, 52, |, St., Léonard, 0

Pierrefonds’ Brooke Brimo receives Hydro-Québec bursary

October 8th, 2014

Visiting her community pool with her mother was the stepping stone that led Brooke Brimo to try synchronized swimming, a sport in which she is quickly establishing a name for herself.

Pierrefonds’, Brooke, Brimo, , receives, Hydro-Québec, bursary,

Mustangs hold off St. Hubert

October 8th, 2014

The North Shore Mustangs defended their turf narrowly fending-off the visiting St. Hubert Rebelles 40-25 Saturday night in DDO. “They were hungry and were knocking at our door,” said Mustangs head coach Jason Jourdenais about his team’s latest win. “St. Hubert is a solid team and I think they’re a better team than the record shows.”

Mustangs, hold, off, St., Hubert,

Super Cod

October 8th, 2014

Super, Cod,

Baie D’Urfé environment committee takes rejuvenation seriously

October 8th, 2014

Baie D’Urfé environment committee member Robert Brown took the initiative to plant a milkweed garden in hopes that the monarch butterfly would eventually return to breed. 

Baie, D’Urfé, environment, committee, takes, rejuvenation, seriously,

American Game Show channels West Island in clue

October 8th, 2014

Actor and filmmaker George Clooney’s film The Monuments Men, is making the rounds on the movie channel. I was enjoying the film until one of the characters played by Matt Damon, was told by a French farmer that his French pronunciation was so bad, he must refrain from speaking the language.

American, Game, Show, channels, West, Island, in, clue,

Y won’t delay closing WIJCC for fundraising drive results

October 8th, 2014

Plans remain underway to end financial support for the West Island Jewish Community Centre and close it as a result Oct. 31, despite initial significant fundraising endeavours, says YM-YWHA interim executive director Ethel Smith.
Many in the community are protesting the closing.

Y, won’t, delay, closing, WIJCC, for, fundraising, drive, results,

ADHD awareness month

October 8th, 2014

Children with attention deficit hyper disorder, ADHD, have some very positive attributes like unlimited energy, playfulness, honesty and optimism. There are attributes that are more challenging for these kids,  like the ability to sit still during learning and difficulty concentrating.  This can make coping with ordinary life more difficult for families.  A support group has come together, being lead by Monica Karam, mom of two ADHD children, who moved to Dollard des Ormeaux from Dubai last year.

ADHD, awareness, month,

Municipalities create round table to talk PMAD

October 8th, 2014

A round table involving a number of communities and West Island municipalities, including Beaconsfield and Ste. Anne de Bellevue, has been created to deal with the upcoming city of Montreal’s PMAD (Plan métropolitain d’aménagement et de développement).

Municipalities, create, round, table, to, talk, PMAD,

Opposition gearing up for possible byelection

October 8th, 2014

Sensing opportunity, Laval’s formerly fractious opposition leadership has coalesced, in anticipation of a pending court judgment that will determine whether or not Mayor Marc Demers was eligible for office when he was elected, Nov. 3.

Opposition, gearing, up, for, possible, byelection,

Invitation to Education Minister

October 8th, 2014

Steve Mitchell has a message for Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc.

Invitation, to, Education, Minister,

Deadline for SWLSB voter registration

October 8th, 2014

Election officials will be on hand at Mother Teresa Junior High and Terry Fox Elementary tonight until 8 p.m., to help you get back on the official list of eligible Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) voters.

Deadline, for, SWLSB, voter, registration,

Cross-border cooperation helping to curtail crime

October 8th, 2014

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) joined in honouring the Laval Police service during an official ceremony in New York City, Sept. 26.

Cross-border, cooperation, helping, to, curtail, crime,

Pomerleau gets contract to build Place Bell

October 8th, 2014

Pomerleau has won the contract to build Laval’s Place Bell arena and cultural event complex, Mayor Marc Demers’ office has confirmed.

Pomerleau, gets, contract, to, build, Place, Bell,

Alleged telemarketing fraudster ordered to remain at Hampstead address

October 8th, 2014

The Quebec Court of Appeal recently approved an application for release for alleged telemarketing fraudster Adrien Stephenson pending a judicial review of a decision by the Canadian justice minister to order his surrender for extradition to the United States, but with many conditions.

Alleged, telemarketing, fraudster, ordered, to, remain, at, Hampstead, address,

Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais pick up third victories each at Fall Short Track ISU World Cups Selections

October 3rd, 2014

Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais  won their third races of Speed Skating Canada’s Fall Short Track ISU World Cups Selections in Calgary on Saturday while François Hamelin and Valérie Maltais won their first race of the weekend.

Charles, Hamelin,, Marianne, St-Gelais, pick, up, third, victories, each, at, Fall, Short, Track, ISU, World, Cups, Selections,

GARRETT RANK WINS CANADIAN MEN’S MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

October 3rd, 2014

Garrett Rank rolled in a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole to capture the 2014 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Barrie Country Club.

GARRETT, RANK, WINS, CANADIAN, MEN’S, MID-AMATEUR, CHAMPIONSHIP,

ALDO Racing Team Getting Ready for Upcoming Dakar Rally

October 3rd, 2014

The Canadian rally-raid ALDO Racing Team is entering its final stage off preparation that will bring the driving team of David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé to the starting grid of the 2015 Dakar Rally next January 4th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ALDO, Racing, Team, Getting, Ready, for, Upcoming, Dakar, Rally,

McGill to host CIS football prospect game at Percival Molson Stadium

October 3rd, 2014

 Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced that McGill University had been selected to host the 13th annual East-West Bowl, next spring in Montreal.

McGill, to, host, CIS, football, prospect, game, at, Percival, Molson, Stadium,

McGill football coach steps down, interim coach to be named shortly

October 3rd, 2014

The McGill Redmen football team will have a new head coach shortly, announced Drew Love, executive director of McGill University Athletics and Recreation, on Tuesday, following the resignation of head coach Clint Uttley.

McGill, football, coach, steps, down,, interim, coach, to, be, named, shortly,

EMSB nominations closed

October 1st, 2014

Nominations have closed for the November 2 English Montreal School Board elections, with 31 declared candidates for the position of chairman and each of the 10 commissioner posts.

EMSB, nominations, closed,

Second Cup to bilingualize menu boards

October 1st, 2014

Staviss and Kovac have proven again that perseverance in pursuit of respect for the Montreal area’s anglophone communities pays off.

Second, Cup, to, bilingualize, menu, boards,

Town’s fair offers up a fun-filled Saturday afternoon

October 1st, 2014

If ever there could be a perfect day for a fair, last Saturday’s Indian summer weather made all the difference between a good day and what was, in fact, a great day at TMR’s Annual Multicultural Fair.

Town’s, fair, offers, up, a, fun-filled, Saturday, afternoon,

Agglo mayors join Coderre’s efforts on mail delivery

October 1st, 2014

During a recent Montreal Agglomeration council meeting, Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre joined Westmount’s Peter Trent — the president of the island’s Suburban Municipalities Association — as they both agreed to form a united front throughout the island that would oppose the recent Canada Post decision to phase out its door-to-door mail delivery in order to replace it with a community mail box system.

Agglo, mayors, join, Coderre’s, efforts, on, mail, delivery,

MoWest property tax impacting home sales: resident

October 1st, 2014

Montreal West resident Ian Robinson raised concerns at the late August town council meeting of how local property taxes are impacting local home sales.

MoWest, property, tax, impacting, home, sales:, resident, Strategic, long-term, financial, plan, coming:, councillor

EMSB says no

October 1st, 2014

The English Montreal School Board won’t be toeing the provincial line on budget cuts, and has only agreed to a partial reduction for its current school year.

EMSB, says, no, Refuses, larger, budget, cuts

Prescription for Quebec

October 1st, 2014

The Couillard government has taken some hard and resolute steps to get our fiscal house in order. What seemed to many as baby steps just six weeks ago, have become important strides. Leaps need to follow.

Prescription, for, Quebec,

Islamic State

October 1st, 2014

Islamic, State,

Kirkland firefighter Routley gets national honour

October 1st, 2014

Kirkland’s J. Gordon Routley, was recently  presented with the Canadian Career Fire Chief of the Year Award. 
Routley graduated from McGill  in civil engineering in 1972. From there he went to the University of  Maryland to study Fire Protection Engineering.

Kirkland, firefighter, Routley, gets, national, honour,

Three-way race to lead Pearson school board

October 1st, 2014

Eligible voters in Montreal’s West End, West Island and off-island will get to choose from three candidates who are vying for the top job at the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) during the upcoming election, Nov. 2.

Three-way, race, to, lead, Pearson, school, board,

Angell Woods landowners still waiting to negotiate

October 1st, 2014

At the last Beaconsfield council meeting, Mayor Georges Bourelle told the assembled that most of the expansive Angell Woods green space will “remain private land, just zoned for conservation.”

Angell, Woods, landowners, still, waiting, to, negotiate,

Photo radar possible on highway 40 zone

October 1st, 2014

Regular commuters and motorists using Highway 40 between St. Charles in Kirkland until Vaudreuil-Dorion have noticed that the construction area has added signage indicating the possibility of photo radar.

Photo, radar, possible, on, highway, 40, zone,

Quebec’s Bill 10 could have positive effect for West Island 

October 1st, 2014

Last week, Health Minister Dr. Gaetan Barette released a draft for Bill 10 that would see complete re-organization of the health care structure in an attempt to streamline services. For instance, the almost 200 different health establishments within the island of Montreal will be cut to 28.

Quebec’s, Bill, 10, could, have, positive, effect, for, West, Island ,

How students can play it safe in the electronic age

October 1st, 2014

Being a student at nearly any level is a completely different experience today than it was a generation ago and that is due, almost entirely, to the incorporation of rapidly evolving technology into the equation. In addition to the fact that smartphones and tablets are finding their way into the hands of younger and younger pupils, the social lives of students is now extended well past the beginning and end of the school day thanks to the pervasiveness of Facebook, Twitter and other readily available resources. 

How, students, can, play, it, safe, in, the, electronic, age,

An apple a day…

October 1st, 2014

Fall is synonymous with colourful foliage, cool temps, and lots of apples. Quebec is a hub for orchards, with a huge range of apple regions to choose from around the city with farms that boast a large selection of apple varieties, from McIntosh and Cortland to Empire, Lobo, Spartan, and more (each with a distinct taste that should be sampled on-site fresh off the tree).

An, apple, a, day…,

When the Jazz Singers chanted Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur

October 1st, 2014

Yom Kippur is the most significant of Jewish holidays. Jews who do not observe any other Jewish customs will fast, refrain from work and attend synagogue services on this day. Yom Kippur begins this Friday evening starting with the Kol Nidre prayer dramatically presented by the cantor.

When, the, Jazz, Singers, chanted, Kol, Nidre, on, Yom, Kippur,

Wiping away the stigma

October 1st, 2014

The time is ripe to raise awareness of mental health issues and to wipe away the stigma attached to them. On Sunday, Oct. 5 the 6th edition of Montreal Walks for Mental Health will begin at Phillips Square (corner Ste. Catherine and Union) at 11 a.m. with a gathering starting one hour earlier. Participants will march to Guy St. and once there, turn around and come back to Phillips Square.

Wiping, away, the, stigma, Montreal, Walks, for, Mental, Health, on, Oct., 5

Massey Lectures theme resonates with former governor general

October 1st, 2014

Next Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., former governor general of Canada Adrienne Clarkson will deliver her first instalment of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures at Concordia University’s D.B. Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve W.)

Massey, Lectures, theme, resonates, with, former, governor, general, Adrienne, Clarkson, at, D.B., Clarke, Theatre, Oct., 8

Living life as a princess … on ice

October 1st, 2014

The magical cavalcade of some of Disney’s most famous characters will return to the Bell Centre ice from October 8 to 13 as part of the Princesses & Heroes show.

Living, life, as, a, princess, …, on, ice,

Gym becomes refuge for Abed-Almoty El-Safadi

October 1st, 2014

When friends of Abed-Almoty El-Safadi suggested that he trained with them at a local boxing gym in St. Michel, the teenager jumped at the opportunity.

Gym, becomes, refuge, for, Abed-Almoty, El-Safadi, ,

Michael Klassen a key cog in Montreal’s defence

October 1st, 2014

Montreal Alouette Michael Klassen has become an integral part of one the CFL’s best defensive squads who didn’t like football when he was younger.

Michael, Klassen, , a, key, cog, in, Montreal’s, defence,

A great day to rally for baseball

October 1st, 2014

The baseball gods were smiling last Sunday afternoon as summerlike weather provided the backdrop for the ExposNation Pitch and Catch Rally held in conjunction with NDG Baseball, Aucoin Baseball and Easton as a good 300 plus young baseball players took to the big diamond at Loyola Park. Fans and players gathered on what was almost 10 years to the day of the final Expos’ home game at the “Big O” to celebrate the game that they all love.

A, great, day, to, rally, for, baseball,

Mustangs dominate in win over LaSalle

October 1st, 2014

The North Shore Mustangs defeated the LaSalle Warriors 69-14 Saturday in Midget AAA football action at Keith Ewenson Field.

Mustangs, dominate, in, win, over, LaSalle, North, Shore, 69, |, LaSalle, 14

Lions bank a pair of wins in Midget AAA play

October 1st, 2014

The Lac St. Louis Lions continue to lead the pack in the Reebok Division of the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League following a pair of wins last weekend.

Lions, bank, a, pair, , of, wins, in, Midget, AAA, play,

Two-way race to lead Laurier school board

October 1st, 2014

Eligible voters in Laval, North Shore, Laurentians and Lanaudière region will get to choose from two candidates who are vying for the top job at the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB), during the upcoming election, Nov. 2.

Two-way, race, to, lead, Laurier, school, board,

From Bullied to Bold

October 1st, 2014

“Hey Fag!”

From, Bullied, to, Bold,

Laval daycare workers plan one-day strike, Oct. 10

October 1st, 2014

Working parents with young children are scrambling to make alternate childcare arrangements, Oct. 10.

Laval, daycare, workers, plan, one-day, strike, Oct., 10,

Maccarone in race

October 1st, 2014

“We’re not an alternative,” says Jennifer Maccarone, announcing her candidacy for chair of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. “We’re actually the right choice.”

Maccarone, in, race, Special, needs,, taxes, priority

Twin Oaks expansion gets green light

October 1st, 2014

Twin Oaks Elementary in Ste. Rose will begin a much-needed expansion next year, thanks to an injection of $9 million by the provincial government.

Twin, Oaks, expansion, gets, green, light,

LSL (Blue) Tigers roar back to claim championship

October 1st, 2014

After winning the Ligue de Baseball Inter-Cité Métropolitaine (LBICM) regular season championship, the bantam Lac St. Louis (Blue) Tigers found themselves in tough after losing the first two games of their best of five championship series against the Montreal (Black) Orioles.  The Tigers dug deep to take the next three games to capture the LBICM playoff crown.

LSL, (Blue), Tigers, roar, , back, to, claim, championship,

Crowds turn out for Hampstead Centennial parade and concert

September 26th, 2014

Hampstead’s Centennial Parade on Sunday, Sept. 21 was spared the rain that was forecast to start at noon that day, and the on and off rain that did take place during the concert that followed at Hampstead Park didn’t dampen the spirits of attendees.

Crowds, turn, out, for, Hampstead, Centennial, parade, and, concert,

Segal Centre welcomes Joe Sullivan Big Band

September 26th, 2014

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts in collaboration with the Off Jazz Festival will present the Joe Sullivan Big Band featuring guitarist Lorne Lofsky and saxophonist Kirk MacDonald on Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 p.m. The concert is presented as part of the Segal Centre’s Power Jazz Series and the 15th edition of the Off Jazz Festival.

Segal, Centre, welcomes, Joe, Sullivan, Big, Band,

Infinithéâtre presents Kafka’s Ape

September 26th, 2014

 Montreal’s Infinithéâtre is proudly taking its critically acclaimed Kafka’s Ape to Stratford Ontario and the greater Montreal area as part of its fall tour for the 2014-2015 season. Regional theatregoers will enjoy this mesmerizing production throughout the month of October in a number of neighbourhoods and towns including Dorval, Wakefield, Saint Lambert, Le Plateau Mont-Royal and Hudson (please see dates below).

Infinithéâtre, presents, Kafka’s, Ape,

Sarah Silverman releases new comedy album

September 26th, 2014

Sarah Silverman’s We Are Miracles, the acclaimed performer’s Emmy-winning headline special for HBO, is now available worldwide from Sub Pop.  To celebrate the release of the album, Silverman has scheduled a few appearances for September and October.
 
Today, Tuesday, September 23rd, Silverman will sit down for an interview with Howard Stern, which airs on Sirius XM at 8am ET. Later this evening, she’ll meet with fans and sign copies of We Are Miracles at Rough Trade NYC (8pm-9pm ET).  
 


Sarah, Silverman, releases, new, comedy, album,

YidLife Crisis: Launch of web series a thrill for two Bialik grads

September 26th, 2014

What would an episode of Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm be like if two central characters conversed in Yiddish? This is one of the first observations this writer made after screening episodes of the absolutely hilarious new web series starring Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion called YidLife Crisis.

YidLife, Crisis:, Launch, of, web, series, a, thrill, for, two, Bialik, grads,

Use it or lose it

September 24th, 2014

As the first school board election in seven years rolls closer across the province, many are sounding the alarm on how important this vote actually is, beyond who gets elected.

Use, it, or, lose, it,

French-only fall-winter program not from us: CDN-NDG

September 24th, 2014

A French-only fall-winter program put out by the Centre Communautaire de Loisir de la Côte des Neiges (CCLCDN) is not an official document of the Côte des Neiges-NDG borough, but that of a separate local organization, borough communications chief Michel Therrien told The Suburban last Thursday.

French-only, fall-winter, program, not, from, us:, CDN-NDG,

Montreal’s Coderre warmly received in Westmount

September 24th, 2014

As compared to the reception former city Mayor Gérald Tremblay could have expected from what could be easily described as one of the toughest audiences in the city, over 200 local residents joined Peter Trent – their mayor – in the city’s venerable Victoria Hall when they gave Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre a warm welcome after which they listened to what he had to say about the city and its future.

Montreal’s, Coderre, warmly, received, in, Westmount,

The dilemma of private lives and public people

September 24th, 2014

The recent despicable behaviour of Ray Rice and his subsequent indefinite suspension has once again raised issues of the private lives of public people.

The, dilemma, of, private, lives, and, public, people,

Crowds turn out for Hampstead Centennial Parade and concert

September 24th, 2014

Hampstead’s Centennial Parade Sunday was spared the rain that was forecast to start at noon that day, and the on and off rain that did take place during the concert that followed at Hampstead Park didn’t dampen the spirits of over 5000  attendees and participants.

Crowds, turn, out, for, Hampstead, Centennial, Parade, and, concert,

Coptic pope visits Montreal

September 24th, 2014

Hundreds of Coptic faithful packed St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church on Lakeshore boulevard, Sept. 23, for the first visit of their Pope Tawadros II to Canada.

Coptic, pope, visits, Montreal,

The hatred within

September 24th, 2014

Several weeks ago we printed Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid's speech entitled "The days when Jews run away are over!" He delivered it at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. Part of the speech concerned his grandparents and their experiences under the Nazis.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, anti-Semitic, Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid, ISIS death squad, hate mail

NFL Commissioner

September 24th, 2014

NFL, Commissioner,

Christmas Park Elementary honours beloved teacher through Terry Fox Run

September 24th, 2014

Christmas Park Elementary has been taking part in the annual Terry Fox Run for a long time but three years ago, the run took on an even more personal turn.

Christmas, Park, Elementary, honours, beloved, teacher, through, Terry, Fox, Run,

Citizens concerned by Beaconsfield tree policy

September 24th, 2014

“Tree canopy covers 35 per cent of Beaconsfield, out of which 20 per cent – or seven per cent of our total territory – is ash trees,” Mayor Georges Bourelle told the standing room only crowd that packed the city council chamber, Sept. 22.

Citizens, concerned, by, Beaconsfield, tree, policy,

Members of Royal Canadian Navy take part in Dragon Boat Festival

September 24th, 2014

With 20 paddlers per boat, 24 teams took part in the ninth annual Fuller Landau Cedars CanSupport ‘Rain or Shine’ Dragon Boat Race and Festival along the Lachine canal this past Sunday to help raise money for people suffering from cancer.

Members, of, Royal, Canadian, Navy, take, part, in, Dragon, Boat, Festival,

Beaconsfield EAB bylaw allows inspectors on private property

September 24th, 2014

In order for the city of Beaconsfield to correctly assess the number of ash trees within its territory, the city’s new Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) bylaw allows for inspectors to go onto homeowners’ property.

Beaconsfield, EAB, bylaw, allows, inspectors, on, private, property,

Dorval gets $5 million over next five years from Gas Tax Fund

September 24th, 2014

The city of Dorval will have an extra $5 million for the next five years to deal with infrastructure, water and cultural needs. Senator Larry Smith made the announcement at city hall along with Marquette MNA Francois Ouimet, Mayor Edgar Rouleau and Pierre Moreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Dorval, gets, $5, million, over, next, five, years, from, Gas, Tax, Fund,

Feds give Laval $120 million

September 24th, 2014

Senator Claude Carignan announced at a Sept. 22 news conference that the Conservative government will give more than $120 million of federal gas tax money during the next five years to help Laval rejuvenate its municipal infrastructure.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome such generous visitors,” smiled Mayor Marc Demers, “and we hope that they return often.”

Feds, give, Laval, $120, million,

Civic politics becoming more civil

September 24th, 2014

It has been refreshing to see Laval’s municipal leaders start to take some of the harder edges off city politics. During the past few weeks, we were treated to a softball match between city councillors and the city’s two school boards: Sir Wilfred Laurier and Commission scolaire de Laval.

Civic, politics, becoming, more, civil,

School board council wraps up

September 24th, 2014

Last week’s Sir Wilfrid Laurier school board council meeting was a long affair, and quickly dispensed with housekeeping issues like bathroom renovations and new hires before broaching the subject of its international program, which promises long-term financial gain, but is causing some short-term pain thanks to a possible Asian travel blunder.

School, board, council, wraps, up,

Rousselle: Fix pensions now, before it’s too late

September 24th, 2014

According to Jean Rousselle, the arithmetic is simple — and ominous.

Rousselle:, Fix, pensions, now,, before, it’s, too, late,

Pearson, Laurier school boards ink international partnership

September 24th, 2014

Strapped for cash by provincial government austerity measures, two of Quebec’s largest English school boards intend to fill the gap by selling vocational training to third-world students.

Pearson,, Laurier, school, boards, ink, international, partnership,

Silent Hunchback finds new voice

September 24th, 2014

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4, The Film Society will present a screening of the 1923 silent version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame accompanied by a live musical performance at Westmount Park United Church (4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.).

Silent, Hunchback, , finds, new, voice,

Mustard is a must for me

September 24th, 2014

Mustard is my condiment of choice. Mustard and hot dogs are made for each other and I’ve certainly had my fair share of hot dogs this summer. Not only have I munched them at barbecue parties, but I’ve noshed them whenever I was shopping at Costco’s (a beef one-footer in a bun with mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, onions and relish plus a Pepsi is a bargain at $1.75).

Mustard, is, a, must, for, me,

RBC program helps graduates gain job experience

September 24th, 2014

A national survey of recent post-secondary graduates revealed that their top obstacle to finding a job after graduation is a lack of job experience.

RBC, program, helps, graduates, gain, job, experience,

Jumping from the stage to blockbuster films

September 24th, 2014

It seems that following his move to Toronto last year, stand-up comedian Massimo is as busy as ever… in Montreal. A 15-year veteran of the stage and screen, Massimo has spent the last two months mostly in Montreal busy with a role in the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film, The Walk, as well as with a reoccurring role in Sugar Sammy’s French language sitcom Ces gars-là.

Jumping, from, the, stage, to, blockbuster, films, Stand-up, comic, Massimo, continues, to, make, big, steps

Will retirement kill you?

September 24th, 2014

I’m sure you’ve all heard the stories of someone who was supposedly in excellent health, who within weeks or months of retirement suddenly died. Does retirement truly lead to an early death?

Will, retirement, kill, you?,

Ten seconds on Cloud 9

September 24th, 2014

I lead a fairly routine life where every day unfolds pretty much as I want it to. This keeps me on an even keel with hopefully no surprises to throw me off balance or into an uncontrolled tailspin. That’s the way I like it. Serenity now. If I tried to live life on the edge, I would fall off in a heartbeat. Inside the box is cozy and secure.

Ten, seconds, on, Cloud, 9,

Romane Saito poise and form beyond her young age

September 24th, 2014

At first glance Romane Saito doesn’t look like one of the top young athletes in the country but the diminutive 11-year-old has established herself as a promising star on the rise in the world of diving.

Romane, Saito, poise, and, form, beyond, her, young, age,

One hundred days to World Junior Championships

September 24th, 2014

Last Wednesday morning at the Bell Centre’s 9-4-10 restaurant dignitaries gathered to mark the 100 days and counting until the IIHF 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships get underway.

One, hundred, days, to, , World, Junior, Championships,

Montreal celebrates Hall of Fame weekend

September 24th, 2014

It was a fast-paced three days for the class of 2014 inductees for the Canadian Football League’s Hall of Fame weekend.

Montreal, celebrates, Hall, of, Fame, weekend,

Leaving a legacy

September 24th, 2014

NDG baseball’s “Legacy section” is now richer. Ernie Lidbetter and Frank Donnelly were honored with NDG Baseball “Legacy Award” on Wednesday. The award is given to volunteers whose contributions have had lasting impact on the league.

Leaving, a, legacy,

Dave Stala solid in second stint with the Als

September 24th, 2014

Montreal Alouettes slot back Dave Stala returned to become one of the team’s secret weapons in its offence arsenal in this year’s bid for the Grey Cup.

Dave, Stala, solid, , in, second, stint, , with, the, Als,

Cougars ride out the Hurricanes

September 24th, 2014

The St. Léonard Cougars shut-out the Alexander Park Hurricanes 42-0 in Mosquito football action Saturday at Stade Hébert.

Cougars, ride, out, the, Hurricanes, St., Leonard, 42, |, Alexander, Park, 0

Ringette Canada announces Hall of Fame inductions

September 19th, 2014

Ringette Canada announced it has inducted five new members and one team into its Hall of Fame. Inductees include Tom Mayenknecht (Vancouver, BC) in the builder category; Laura Knowles (Ottawa, ON) in the official category; Beth Veale (Calgary, AB) in the coach category; Keely Brown (Edmonton, AB/Kitchener, ON) and Janice Cossar (Dartmouth, NS) in the athlete category; and the 2012 Canada East U19 team.

Ringette, Canada, announces, Hall, of, Fame, inductions,

Tennis In Canada continues remarkable growth in participation and popularity, recent study shows

September 19th, 2014

Tennis Canada announced Monday the results from a 2014 national research study on the health of the sport of tennis in Canada. The study shows that in the past 12 months, more than 6.5 million Canadians played tennis at least once. This is a 32% increase over 2012 when the last participation numbers were tracked. Popularity of the sport is also on the rise with 51% of Canadians saying they are either somewhat or very interested in the sport, up from 38% in 2012.

Tennis, In, Canada, continues, remarkable, growth, , in, participation, and, popularity,, recent, study, shows,

Five-Time Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc named Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

September 19th, 2014

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that five-time Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc (Montreal, Que.) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, marking exactly two years to go until competition begins in Rio.

Five-Time, Paralympian, Chantal, Petitclerc, named, Canada's, Chef, de, Mission, for, the, Rio, 2016, Paralympic, Games,

Tessa Bonhomme announces retirement from Canada’s National Women’s team

September 19th, 2014

Hockey Canada announced last Wednesday that Tessa Bonhomme, a 2010 Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion, has retired from international competition.

Tessa, Bonhomme, announces, retirement, from, Canada’s, National, Women’s, team,

Condors swoop down, latch onto McGill hockey grad Verreault-Paul

September 19th, 2014

The Bakersfield Condors, an East Coast Hockey League team based in California, have signed former McGill star Francis Verreault-Paul for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Condors, swoop, down,, latch, , onto, McGill, hockey, grad, Verreault-Paul,

Décarie shuffle

September 17th, 2014

After Sherbrooke sewer repairs gummed up traffic on that artery near Décarie for weeks; after a Transports Québec “smart” traffic light snafu  slowed the flow of traffic at Décarie and Côte St. Luc; after that same agency blithely routed thousands of commuters through that intersection to get downtown; after the closure of St. Jacques at Girouard and after years of closures and detours around Vendome Metro and the site of the new MUHC super-hospital and Turcot redesign, you didn’t think it could get any worse.

Décarie, shuffle, Snail’s, pace, at, Queen, Mary

The absurdity of the United Nations Human Rights Council

September 17th, 2014

As the dust settles in the current round of fighting between Israel and Hamas following the latest cease-fire, Israel prepares for a new battle on the legal and diplomatic front. It has now become a unique custom that all of Israel’s wars and operations be subject to international investigation and reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). It was no surprise that on July 23, 2014 the HRC passed a resolution sponsored by some of the worst human rights violators, to form an inquiry into Israel’s conduct in its latest war with Hamas.

The, absurdity, of, the, United, Nations, Human, Rights, Council,

Parliament resumes

September 17th, 2014

This week Parliament resumed.

Parliament, resumes, Let’s, try, and, keep, our, eyes, on, the, ball

‘We want to do true justice for them’

September 17th, 2014

A pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony was held Sunday morning at the Military section of Baron de Hirsch Cemetery on de la Savane to pay tribute to the 577 Canadian Jews who fell in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

‘We, want, to, do, true, justice, for, them’,

Fairview store signs mostly French-only

September 17th, 2014

After a couple of hours of checking the signs in stores, eateries and kiosks at the Fairview shopping mall, one might come away with the question of how Pointe Claire and its neighbouring West Island municipalities gained their bilingual status.

Fairview, store, signs, mostly, French-only,

Mancini full slate

September 17th, 2014

English Montreal School Board chairman Angela Mancini announced a full slate of candidates for the upcoming school board elections this week.

Mancini, full, slate, Defends, board’s, French, options

Cummings Centre renovation complete

September 17th, 2014

A ceremony was held last week to mark the completion of months of renovations at the Cummings Centre for Seniors on Westbury Avenue in Côte des Neiges/NDG.

Cummings, Centre, renovation, complete,

Referendum question

September 17th, 2014

Referendum, question,

Beaconsfield High School honors Terry Fox

September 17th, 2014

The auditorium at Beaconsfield High School presented three assemblies, to its 1,100 student body, in various classes, this past Friday, Sept. 12, in support of The Terry Fox Foundation annual school day challenge.

Beaconsfield, High, School, honors, Terry, Fox, Eddy, Nolan, offers, inspiration

Beaconsfield holds Town Hall meeting over EAB

September 17th, 2014

The notion of being proactive against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in order to protect Beaconsfield's "canopy of trees" was brought up by Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle, Director General Patrice Boileau and Denis Chabot of Urban Planning a number of times during the town Hall meeting held Monday night that brought out a standing room only crowd.

Beaconsfield, holds, Town, Hall, meeting, over, EAB, Standing, room, only, crowd, take, part, in, info, session

Advocacy and services needed for the handicapped

September 17th, 2014

For West Island residents living with limited mobility issues due to old age, illness or injury, services can be hard to come by and resources scarce. Most handicapped people live below the poverty line, relying on welfare to cover services like rent, food and medication on about $1,000 a month.

Advocacy, and, services, needed, for, the, handicapped,

Exit 41 finally reopens

September 17th, 2014

“After three and a half years of waiting, this is a first step in doing something for the citizens,” said a smiling Stephan Wintemute last Thursday minutes before Exit 41 was re-opened.

Exit, 41, finally, reopens, Temporary, access, route, open, ahead, of, schedule

Cloverdale’s long term subsidy from CMHC ends in October 2015

September 17th, 2014

After the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro found out that the Village Cloverdale Housing Cooperative would no longer be receiving subsidies from the CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), council is seeking help from the federal agency.

Cloverdale’s, long, term, subsidy, from, CMHC, ends in, October, 2015,

Public unaware of services available to the incapacitated

September 17th, 2014

Proportionately fewer members of Laval’s English-speaking community benefit from the services of the Quebec public curator, according to figures provided to The Suburban.

Public, unaware, of, services, available, to, the, incapacitated,

Laval Symphony opens season with world-renowned teen pianist Anastasia Rizikov

September 17th, 2014

The Laval Symphony Orchestra — in this writer’s opinion one of the region’s cultural gems — will be staging its first concert of the season on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Salle André-Mathieu. A theme of the concert will be “The Inspiring Rachmaninoff.” The great Russian composer and pianist’s Third Concerto will be featured. The evening’s Russian flavour will continue with works by Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev in the plans.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Laval Symphony Orchestra, Anastasia Rizikov, teen pianist, Alain Trudel

Less than a month left to get on SWLSB voter’s list

September 17th, 2014

According to Quebec Education Ministry spokesman Brian St. Louis, citizens only have until Oct. 14 to register to vote in the upcoming Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) election, Nov. 2, if their name isn’t on the voters roll.

Less, than, a, month, left, to, get, on, SWLSB, voter’s, list,

Boiler-room boxes sparked city inquest

September 17th, 2014

Laval Mayor Marc Demers won’t say what the city found in 208 document boxes squirreled away in city hall’s basement furnace room, but he plans to use whatever he discovered inside to try to recover money that he alleged was pilfered.

Boiler-room, boxes, sparked, city, inquest,

Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Laval

September 17th, 2014

The city of Laval and the fire department have announced that it is now mandatory to install carbon monoxide alarms in residences that have a combustion appliance and/or direct access to an indoor parking garage.

Carbon, monoxide, alarms, mandatory, in, Laval,

Venturing into unchartered territory

September 17th, 2014

With the fall semester underway for CEGEPs, thousands of recent high school graduates begin a new journey. But as they venture into unchartered territory, two university students look back at the obstacles they faced during their first foray into post-secondary studies.

Venturing, into, unchartered, territory, The, highs, and, lows, of, first-year, CEGEP, students

Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease

September 17th, 2014

In the last few years there has been an increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease here in Quebec and across Canada. Perhaps as an indirect result of global warming, the special species of tick — the blacklegged tick or deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) — that transmits the disease is now able to survive our winters and so has been found around Montreal in the Montérégie region, and possibly in L’Estrie and the Lanaudiere as well.

Here’s, what, you, need, to, know, , about, Lyme, disease,

Getting interviews for book called for gentle manoeuvring

September 17th, 2014

A day ahead of the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence, Quebecers and Canadians have seen in the final stretch of the campaign a number of similarities to what this country experienced during the run up to the October 30, 1995 Quebec referendum — a late shift in momentum towards a “Yes” vote that put the once-comfortable “No” side in panic mode.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Scotland, independence, Quebec, referendum, Chantal Hebert, Jean Lapierre, The Morning After, book, Canada, author

The Clawfoot and Hot Tub Interviews presented at Mainline Theatre

September 17th, 2014

Local actors Jesse Sherman and Alyson Leah will present The Clawfoot and Hot Tub Interviews at Mainline Theatre until Sept. 20. Produced by the principal performers, the play is a two-hander, one-act comedy by Werner Trieschmann.

The, Clawfoot, and, Hot, Tub, Interviews, presented, at, Mainline, Theatre,

MIBFF celebrates 10th anniversary with huge guest and expanded programming

September 17th, 2014

The Montreal International Black Film Festival will be marking its 10th anniversary by welcoming one of the most prolific black filmmakers working today as well as expanding its horizons by nurturing the filmmakers of tomorrow.

MIBFF, celebrates, 10th, anniversary, with, , huge, guest, and, expanded, programming, Black, Film, fest, to, run, from, September, 23-28

Those damn passwords, codes and PINs

September 17th, 2014

I understand. People want to steal my stuff. But all those passwords, codes and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) required for security verification are making me meshugeh (loony).

Those, damn, passwords,, codes, and, PINs,

Leylah Fernandez aiming for tennis glory

September 17th, 2014

The emergence of Eugenie Bouchard as one of the top tennis players in the world has had an enormous effect on younger female players, among them Côte des Neiges’ Leylah Fernandez.

Leylah, , Fernandez, aiming, for, tennis, glory, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Monkland Tennis Club reconnects with storied past

September 17th, 2014

Not even the sudden arrival of cool, wet weather could put a damper on the Monkland Tennis Club’s 75th anniversary weekend festivities held this weekend in NDG.

Monkland, Tennis, Club, reconnects, with, storied, past,

Hornets buzz Warriors for shutout victory

September 17th, 2014

QMFL legend Earle De La Peralle celebrated his 70th birthday with a 44-0 shut out victory for the Hornets against the LaSalle Warriors Saturday night at Keith Ewenson Field in LaSalle.

Hornets, buzz, Warriors, for, shutout, victory, Sun, Youth, 44, |, LaSalle, 0

Baie d’Urfe’s Wilkinson helps promote WWC Canada 2015

September 17th, 2014

National and Olympic team veteran Rhian Wilkinson was in Montreal a week ago Tuesday to help promote the tickets that went on sale last Wednesday for the WWC Canada 2015.

Baie, d’Urfe’s, Wilkinson, helps, promote, WWC, Canada, 2015,

Alouettes rejuvenated Tyrell Sutton’s football career

September 17th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes seemed to breathe life into the football career of former NFL running back Tyrell Sutton.

Alouettes, rejuvenated, Tyrell, Sutton’s, football, career,

Cougars best Lions for road win

September 17th, 2014

The St. Léonard Cougars downed the North Shore Lions 31-19 in Bantam football action Friday night at Riverdale School in Pierrefonds.

Cougars, best, Lions, for, road, win, St., Léonard, 31, |, North, Shore, 19

Colleagues of actor and lyricist Dave Bercovitch reunite in his memory

September 12th, 2014

From the time he was a  teenager, the late Dave Bercovitch  wrote parodies and delighted in performing them for different celebrations, community organizations, at golf clubs and even the  Repertory Theatre in Century Village, Florida.

Colleagues, of, actor, and, lyricist, , Dave, Bercovitch, reunite, in, his, memory,

Revealing the secret of your sexual orientation

September 12th, 2014

I recently watched a YouTube video that one of my colleagues sent me, as an example of what may happen to a young adult (even a teenager) who publicly declares to his or her family, their homosexual sexual orientation.

Revealing, the, secret, of, your, sexual, orientation,

Where to stay and how best to start exploring London

September 12th, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND -   The history of London, England stretches back over thousands of years.  For my recent family trip to the British capital, this was an exercise in authentic learning at its best. In planning, it was good to have the team at the British Consulate General on Bay Street in Toronto to touch base with. Log on to www.visitbritain.org.

Where, to, stay, and, how, best, to, start, exploring, London,

Where to stay and how best to start exploring London

September 12th, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND -   The history of London, England stretches back over thousands of years.  For my recent family trip to the British capital, this was an exercise in authentic learning at its best. In planning, it was good to have the team at the British Consulate General on Bay Street in Toronto to touch base with. Log on to www.visitbritain.org.

Where, to, stay, and, how, best, to, start, exploring, London,

New Echelon web series created welcomes the public to come aboard

September 12th, 2014

NDG filmmaker and actor Mark Anthony Krupa believes he has in his hands the biggest indie dramatic series ever in Echelon (www.echelontheseries.com), which revolves around an elite agency that mentors talented emerging artists and “angel” investors who offer sponsorship with only one condition: the artist must fulfill a single “request.” It is dark storyline that Krupa wants to appear as a web series, but first he needs to raise $30,000 via a crowdsourcing campaign via  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/echelon-the-series/x/8330776.

New, Echelon, web, series, created, welcomes, the, , public, to, come, aboard,

The best fruits and vegetables to eat at this time of year

September 12th, 2014

The leaves are changing colors, school has started and the weather is getting cooler. Autumn is here. It’s recommended to buy fresh produce that is in season. What are the best fruits and vegetables to eat at this time of year?

The, best, fruits, and, vegetables, to, eat, at, this, time, of, year,

Ceremony to honour Jewish-Canadian soldiers

September 10th, 2014

A special Erev Yom Tov (pre-Jewish holiday) ceremony will be held 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 in memory of Jewish servicemen who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Ceremony, to, honour, Jewish-Canadian, soldiers,

CSL holding meet to highlight disaster plan

September 10th, 2014

Côte St. Luc council is holding a meeting at city hall 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 to provide the public with a summary of its disaster plan, the city announced Monday.

CSL, holding, meet, to, highlight, disaster, plan,

Hope & Cope founder Sheila Kussner honoured

September 10th, 2014

Hope & Cope founder Sheila Kussner was honoured last week with the unveiling of a plaque at the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre / Lou’s House.

Hope, &, Cope, founder, Sheila, Kussner, honoured,

A word on the Constitution

September 10th, 2014

Urban legends are not relegated to second-rate movies or the twittersphere. Too often even elected officials and members of the fourth estate succumb to the easy story line.

A, word, on, the, Constitution,

Window washer injured

September 10th, 2014

Firefighters rescue a 32-year-old window washer who fell three storeys last Wednesday from where he was working, in the back of a building at 8255 Mountain Sights in Côte des Neiges/NDG.

Window, washer, injured,

CDN parking

September 10th, 2014

“We made three promises,” says Magda Popeanu, about parking problems around Ste. Justine Hospital.

CDN, parking,

Westmount hosts national seniors lawn bowling championship

September 10th, 2014

Last Saturday, during the final rounds of the Canadian Senior Triples Lawn Bowling Tournament, dozens of friends and supporters watched as some of the best of the nation’s lawn bowlers played the final rounds of the game’s Senior Triple Team Championship tournament.

Westmount, hosts, national, seniors, lawn, bowling, championship,

Sin City

September 10th, 2014

Sin, City,

Efforts to save West Island Jewish Community Centre turn to funding drive

September 10th, 2014

A group of individuals trying to save the West Island Jewish Community Centre (WIJCC) in Pierrefonds from closing on October 31 have launched a fundraising campaign aimed at bringing in $250,000.

Efforts, to, save, West, Island, Jewish, Community, Centre, turn, to, funding, drive, ,

Coptic church harassed in leadup to papal visit

September 10th, 2014

St. Peter and St. Paul Church is being squeezed between city hall and vandals as parishioners prepare for Orthodox Pope Tawadros II’s Jan. 23 visit to Pointe Claire.

Coptic, church, harassed, in, leadup, to, papal, visit,

Pierrefonds-Roxboro fights to save Cloverdale funding

September 10th, 2014

With a recent announcement by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to end the subsidized funding for the Village Cloverdale Housing Cooperative in October of next year, the Pierrefonds-Roxboro council is asking the governmental agency to reverse its decision.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, fights, to, save, Cloverdale, funding,

Obhrai: Canada, India close to inking free-trade pact

September 10th, 2014

The stage is set for Canada to sign a free-trade agreement with the second most-populous country on the planet, Deepak Obhrai told Indo-Canadian community leaders during a meeting in Dollard des Ormeaux, Sept. 7.

Obhrai:, Canada,, India, close, to, inking, free-trade, pact, Modi, visit, expected, in, 2015

Priority status sought for 440 urban boulevard

September 10th, 2014

At last week’s council meeting, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro passed a resolution for the MTQ to make the urban boulevard project on the 440 a priority.

Priority, status, sought, for, 440, urban, boulevard, ,

Computer course puts world at Greek seniors’ fingertips

September 10th, 2014

Internet technology isn’t just for kids. The world wide web is a powerful tool to combat the isolation that many senior citizens experience.

Computer, course, puts, world, at, Greek, seniors’, fingertips,

Laval announces support for pension reform

September 10th, 2014

Mayor Marc Demers went on record last month in support of a draft Quebec law that will reform municipal employees’ pension plans – but not without reservations.

Laval, announces, support, for, pension, reform,

Flood zone reform tops city wish list

September 10th, 2014

The entire provincial Laval caucus visited city hall, Aug. 29, to meet Mayor Marc Demers and selected city councilors as well as the city’s top civil servant.

Flood, zone, reform, tops, city, wish, list,

Civic confidence top priority for Mayor Demers

September 10th, 2014

Laval Mayor Marc Demers spent thirty years in Laval's police force including senior leadership in its major crimes unit. He is well-equipped to take on tough challenges. And he has shown himself up to the task of restoring confidence in Quebec's third-largest city in near record time.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Laval, Mayor Marc Demers, civic confidence, Chomedey, Station 12, Place Bell arena

MRCY outdoor block party to mark the end of summer

September 10th, 2014

The MRCY Block Party, a musical event featuring outdoor performances from a long list of current musicians will take over Collège Montmorency as well as the Laval campus of the University of Montreal, to mark the start of the new school year, concerts will be presented in both English and French.

MRCY, outdoor, block, party, to, mark, the, end, of, summer,

Colleagues of Dave Bercovitch reunite in his memory

September 10th, 2014

From the time he was a teenager, the late Dave Bercovitch wrote parodies and delighted in performing them for different celebrations, community organizations, at golf clubs and even the Repertory Theatre in Century Village, Florida.

Colleagues, of, Dave, Bercovitch, reunite, in, his, memory,

The soundtrack of a love story

September 10th, 2014

When local, multi-faceted writer David Sherman joined forces with singer/songwriter Nancy Lee a few years ago, the result was a fruitful relationship in various ways. Not only did the two become romantically intertwined but they also set forward towards the creation of a play and subsequent soundtrack album based in large part on their own lives.

The, soundtrack, of, a, love, story, David, Sherman, and, Nancy, Lee, to, perform, at, Rialto, on, Sept., 15

The Graduate seduces Segal audience

September 10th, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts seduced a full house with their season opener, The Graduate. This stage adaptation of the 1967 Mike Nichols feature film, that starred Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is directed by Andrew Shaver and stars Luke Humphrey as Benjamin Braddock and Brigitte Robinson as, well, Mrs. Robinson.

The, Graduate, seduces, Segal, audience,

GCRC launches The Smart Palate

September 10th, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 15, The Rosalind and Morris Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) at McGill University will celebrate the launch of The Smart Palate, a brand new cookbook that features more than 180 health-conscious recipes, chef’s tips, smart food facts and nourishing alternatives to favourite traditional recipes. The launch will take place at Pharmascience Inc. (6111 Royalmount Ave.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

GCRC, launches, The, Smart, Palate,

Surviving the Holocaust

September 10th, 2014

Local artist Abe Pinchuk has produced a massive four-by-eight feet triptych painting of the Holocaust titled #77835 Defied the Nazi “Final Solution”.

Surviving, the, Holocaust, Abe, Pinchuk, painting, based, on, a, true, story

Student credit cards: a must or a bust?

September 10th, 2014

When Carl Taylor decided to get his first credit card he was not fully prepared. The 22-year-old Concordia University student applied for his card last year when he planned a summer-long trip to Europe with some friends. He thought that if his cash would run out, then a credit card would be a good back-up plan.

Student, credit, cards:, , a, must, or, a, bust?, ,

Luc Brodeur-Jourdain in the centre of the Alouettes’ offence

September 10th, 2014

Veteran centre Luc Brodeur-Jourdain is the centre of the Alouettes’ offensive line serving-up the ball to quarterbacks for the past six years.

Luc, Brodeur-Jourdain, in, the, centre, of, the, Alouettes’, offence,

Mustangs ride hard over Cougars

September 10th, 2014

The North Shore Mustangs soundly defeated the St. Léonard Cougars 53-7 in Midget football action Friday at Stade Hébert.

Mustangs, ride, hard, over, Cougars, North, Shore, 53, |, St., Leonard, 7

Cyrus Senior serious about making an impression

September 10th, 2014

Pierrefonds’ Cyrus Senior is off to Canisius College in Buffalo on a baseball scholarship following a year of hard work and dedication to his craft.

Cyrus, Senior, serious, about, making, an, impression, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Alouettes unveil signature uniform in win over Ti-Cats

September 10th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes showcased their signature uniforms last Sunday afternoon in the team’s 38-31 victory over the Hamilton Tiger Cats. The unveiling of the uniform took place on Aug. 25 at CFB Bagotville as the uniform’s design is tied into the organization’s naming as the Alouettes.

Alouettes, unveil, signature, , uniform, in, win, over, Ti-Cats,

Lila Sigal Tourney skates year 10 into the books

September 10th, 2014

The 10th edition of the Lila Sigal Marathon Hockey Tournament in support of the Cancer Nutrition Rehabilitation Program (CNRP) at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital took to the ice of the Samuel Moscovitch Arena in Côte St. Luc last Saturday.

Lila, Sigal, Tourney, skates, year, 10, into, the, books,

Warriors hunt down Grizzlies

September 10th, 2014

The LaSalle Warriors defended their home turf with their first win of the season downing the visiting Boucherville Grizzlies 44-14 Saturday at Keith Ewenson Stadium.

Warriors, hunt, down, Grizzlies, LaSalle, 44, |, Boucherville, 14

Alouettes put smiles on kids' faces during annual hospital visits

September 4th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes' organization took a break from football for several hours on Tuesday, as the team went to meet some of their very favourite fans, as they visited children and their families at Sainte-Justine Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children. These hospital visits reprensent one of the team's many community initiatives.

Alouettes, put, smiles, on, kids', faces, during, annual, hospital, visits,

Amelie Kretz Battles to Sixth Spot at Under-23 Triathlon World Championships

September 4th, 2014

In sharp contrast to her win on the Edmonton course last year, Canada’s Amelie Kretz crossed the finish line in apparent pain in the Under-23 women’s world championships at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Sunday. Though she admittedly came here to win, it wasn’t her sixth-place finish that put a pained look on Kretz’ face.

Amelie, Kretz, Battles, to, Sixth, Spot, at, Under-23, Triathlon, World, Championships,

McGill med student receives passing grade, become third Redmen grad to make an NFL roster

September 4th, 2014

 The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday in order to meet the NFL's mandated 53-man roster limit and when the dust cleared, McGill University offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif made the grade.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman from St. Hilaire, Que., becomes the third player in school history to make an NFL roster from the McGill football program, joining long-snappers Randy Chevrier (Dallas and Cincinnati) and Jean-Philippe Darche (Seattle and Kansas City).

McGill, med, student, receives, passing, grade,, become, third, Redmen, grad, to, make, an, NFL, roster,

Helène Chartrand claims Canadian Women’s Senior playoff victory

September 4th, 2014

In a  hole-by-hole playoff against Aurora, Ont.’s Mary Ann Hayward, Helene Chartrand of Pincourt, Qué. claimed the 2014 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship at Club de golf Milby in Sherbrooke, Qué.

Helène, Chartrand, claims, Canadian, Women’s, Senior, playoff, victory,

Alex Tagliani Can't Catch a Break in the NASCAR Canadian Tire and Camping World Truck Series

September 4th, 2014

Alex Tagliani, who was pulling double duty with a 10 a.m. start in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) Pinty's presents The Clarington 200, followed by a 2:00 p.m. start from the pole in the The 2nd Annual Chevrolet Silverado 250, Round 14 of 22 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), was unable to catch a break in either race. All the action took place at the 3.957-kilometre, 10-turn road course Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) track, located north of Bowmanville, Ontario.

Alex, Tagliani, Can't, Catch, a, Break, in, the, NASCAR, Canadian, Tire, and, Camping, World, Truck, Series,

Police, St. Laurent thanked for Décarie crime decline

September 3rd, 2014

St. Laurent council regular and merchant Sofia Vriniotis thanked the borough of St. Laurent and Station 7 police commander Daniel Farias for a decline of crime on busy Décarie Blvd.

Police,, St., Laurent, thanked, for, Décarie, crime, decline,

Montreal's renaissance man

September 3rd, 2014

Barry Lorenzetti has become one of this city's  most outspoken and engaged business leaders on Quebec's future.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Barry Lorenzetti, The Beatles, renaissance, Replay, 50th anniversary, Montreal, Oscar Peterson Hall

Barbara Walters enthralls at CJA campaign launch

September 3rd, 2014

Broadcasting veteran Barbara Walters enthralled an audience of some 1,800 at the Bell Centre for Federation CJA’s annual campaign launch, which was billed as a “show of support for the local Jewish community and Israel.”

Barbara, Walters, enthralls, at, CJA, campaign, launch,

Clarity, context on STM salaries

September 3rd, 2014

“Is what the STM is paying out of whack?” asks Snowdon councillor and Montreal transit corporation vice-chair Marvin Rotrand. “In reality, no.”

Clarity,, , context, on, STM, salaries,

Herzliah does its part to fight ALS

September 3rd, 2014

The student body of Herzliah High School in Snowdon took part in the globally popular Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money for research to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

Herzliah, does, its, part, to, fight, ALS,

Taking the D out of BDS

September 3rd, 2014

With universities worldwide about to begin the new semester; we are about to see a surge, as never seen before, for the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) anti-Israel movement on university campuses.

Taking, the, D, out, of, BDS,

Bloc Quebecois Conference Room

September 3rd, 2014

Bloc, Quebecois, Conference, Room,

A season of healing

September 3rd, 2014

Let's all enjoy this relatively quiet week, because in a matter of days the politics will start up. The National Assembly will resume and  the first order of business will be the pension reform hearings. We will surely see more of what we saw this past summer in Montreal, except it will be province-wide and involve more unions.

A, season, of, healing,

Beaconsfield fights EAB

September 3rd, 2014

While no Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) have been detected within the city limits of Beaconsfield, the municipality is not taking any chances having identified the roughly 3,000 ash trees found on public land. 

Beaconsfield, fights, EAB, ,

Dauphin thinks de-merger option ‘premature for right now’

September 3rd, 2014

While Anjou Mayor Luis Miranda is launching a petition to collect 25,000 signatures in the hopes of de-merging from Montreal due to improper funding from the central city, Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin finds talk of de-merger a little "premature right now."

Dauphin, thinks, de-merger, option, ‘premature, for, right, now’,

Quebec rejects Beaconsfield's Angell Woods resolution

September 3rd, 2014

The Suburban has learned that the province turned down Beaconsfield’s request to protect private land in Angell Woods from development under Quebec’s Sustainable Forest Development Act (SFDA), soon after the city sent it’s request to Quebec City.

Quebec, rejects, Beaconsfield's, Angell, Woods, resolution,

Spectacular accident in St. Laurent

September 3rd, 2014

A truck driver from Ontario escaped with minor injuries Friday after his truck containing fertilizer turned over on the entrance ramp heading towards Highway 40 West from Côte Vertu, feet away from The Suburban’s offices in St. Laurent.

Spectacular, accident, in, St., Laurent,

PCBs discovered in Pointe Claire storm drains adjacent to Reliance

September 3rd, 2014

Last week, the city of Pointe Claire released a press statement noting that PCBs had been discovered in the storm drain adjacent to the company Reliance while the city of Montreal was carrying out work on Hymus Boulevard.

PCBs, discovered, in, Pointe, Claire, storm, drains, adjacent, to, Reliance,

Lebanese life inspired Laval blood clinic ambassador

September 3rd, 2014

Charbel El Melhem wants you to give blood on Friday. He draws his infectious enthusiasm for giving the gift of life from his youth.

Lebanese, life, inspired, Laval, blood, clinic, ambassador,

Tap water only at city hall as of spring 2015

September 3rd, 2014

Starting in spring of 2015, the city of Laval intends to adopt a resolution banning the use of plastic water bottles at city hall in an effort to lower their carbon foot print and produce less waste for landfills. The city plans to encourage the use of reusable bottles instead. The city also wants to take advantage of the exceptional tap water.

Tap, water, only, at, city, hall, as, of, spring, 2015,

City council, school board hold softball match

September 3rd, 2014

Laval’s city councillors met members of Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) on the softball diamond, Aug. 25, to encourage young people to stay in school and complete their high school studies.

City, council,, school, board, hold, softball, match,

Bletas launches bid

September 3rd, 2014

"Why should an English education cost more?” asked Steve Bletas at a press conference to officially announce his candidacy for chair of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board last Wednesday.

Bletas, launches, bid,

Laval firm mooted to supply Tesla Motors’ gigafactory

September 3rd, 2014

American multimillionaire author Jim Rogers has singled out Laval-headquartered mining firm Maison Graphite as the logical choice to supply the US $5 billion gigafactory that Tesla Motors plans to build.

Laval, firm, mooted, to, supply, Tesla, Motors’, gigafactory,

Local iPhone-shot film tackles disturbing trend

September 3rd, 2014

Happy Slapping, a feature film shot entirely on smartphones, was made available this week on iTunes. Inspired by true events such as the happy slapping and knockout game trends, the film follows a group of five rich suburban kids as they set off to the inner city to seek out fame.

Local, iPhone-shot, film, tackles, disturbing, trend,

They’re coming to Canada

September 3rd, 2014

In 1980, Neil Diamond wrote and recorded the song They’re Coming to America, He’s been singing it ever since, but perhaps because of recent events he should rewrite the lyrics and call the song They’re Coming to Canada. Of course I’m referring to the whopper news that Burger King is buying Tim Hortons and will be moving their U.S head office to Canada.

They’re, coming, to, Canada,

Looking for the perfect neighbourhood?

September 3rd, 2014

Looking at the co-founders of Navut.com, you wouldn’t believe they’re the people behind the Startup Fest prize-winning website.

Looking, for, the, , perfect, neighbourhood?,

The Graduate kicks things off early at Segal

September 3rd, 2014

Heading into her first full season as the Segal Centre’s artistic director, Lisa Rubin recently told The Suburban that she is eagerly anticipating the opening of The Graduate this Thursday, September 4.

The, Graduate, kicks, things, off, early, at, Segal,

Life in the dark ages

September 3rd, 2014

A recent spate of summer power failures at my house made me realize how much we take for granted. Without electricity, life comes to a complete halt as we sit muddled and confused in a household full of dead appliances. No lights, no hot water, food spoiling in the fridge and most of all, no Internet. What to do?

Life, in, the, dark, ages,

Futsal arrives on the Quebec soccer scene

September 3rd, 2014

Futsal (pronounced futsaw), which is a member of the soccer family, has arrived on the Quebec soccer scene following last week’s announcement of the launch of Première Ligue de Futsal du Québec.

Futsal, arrives, on, the, Quebec, soccer, scene,

Beaulieu-Richard has the prescription for making defensive plays

September 3rd, 2014

Alouettes linebacker Jonathan Beaulieu-Richard enjoyed his first game and the Als’ first victory after a long dry-spell this season Friday at the Molson Stadium.

Beaulieu-Richard, has, the, , prescription, for, making, defensive, plays,

Mustangs gallop past Laval’s Bulldogs

September 3rd, 2014

The North Shore Mustangs defended their turf downing the visiting Laval Bulldogs with a convincing 47-18 victory Saturday at Glen McHugh Field in the DDO.

Mustangs, gallop, past, Laval’s, Bulldogs, North, Shore, 47, |, Laval, 18

Enzo Rakoto is casting for Canada

September 3rd, 2014

Kirkland’s Enzo Rakoto has been fly fishing for the last seven years and has recently taking the competition by storm.
“Fly fishing is one of my passions. I want to share it with others,” said the 14-year-old Rakoto. “I started with recreational fly fishing and recently discovered the competitive side of it with some friends.”

Enzo, Rakoto, is, casting, for, Canada, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Spike Lee to be honoured at MIBFF

August 29th, 2014

The Montreal International Black Film Festival will be returning for its 10 anniversary edition from September 23 to 28. This year, the festival will welcome Academy Award nominated director and screenwriter Spike Lee, who will receive the festival’s inaugural Pioneer Award on Wednesday September 24, at 7 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre.

Spike, Lee, to, be, honoured, at, MIBFF,

Montreal producers behind motion picture The Calling

August 29th, 2014

Three Montreal filmmakers are excited about the release of  The Calling, which hits Canadian  and US movie screens on August 29.

Montreal, producers, behind, , motion, picture, The, Calling, ,

Edgy situation comedies preceded the 1970s

August 29th, 2014

For many who grew up with television since its widespread use in the early 1950s, the great turning point of the medium’s situation comedy maturity took place on Jan. 12, 1971, when:

Edgy, situation, comedies, , preceded, the, 1970s,

Foods that aren’t as good for you as they seem?

August 29th, 2014

It’s not always easy to keep a healthy diet. Reading labels and being mindful of which foods you choose is a good start. Unfortunately many items are advertised as healthy but can be the exact opposite. Here is a list of five foods that aren’t as good for you as they seem:

Foods, that, aren’t, as, good, , for, you, as, they, seem?,

Visiting Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London

August 29th, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND -   When you visit London, England, the one activity you will want to schedule in very early on is the Changing of the Guard.

Visiting, Buckingham, Palace, and, , the, Tower, of, London, ,

Federal Conservatives hold first regional meeting in Mount Royal

August 27th, 2014

This past Monday night Mount Royal riding hosted its first Conservative Party of Canada Montreal regional meeting.

Federal, Conservatives, hold, first, regional, meeting, in, Mount, Royal,

Prominent Montreal philanthropist dies at 78

August 27th, 2014

Prominent Montreal philanthropist and businessman Irwin Beutel died Tuesday Aug. 19 in his 78th year after a brief illness.

Prominent, Montreal, philanthropist, dies, at, 78,

IKEA a model of bilingualism, except…

August 27th, 2014

For the most part, if there were more major Montreal-area retailers like the Swedish furniture and home accessories store IKEA, there wouldn’t be a series of the sort that has been running in this newspaper for the last several weeks.
In and outside the St. Laurent borough IKEA store on Cavendish Blvd., the bilingualism (with English smaller than French) is so prevalent, it’s almost dizzying in a province where too many retailers are afraid of rocking the language boat.

IKEA, a, model, of, bilingualism,, except…,

‘No neutrality’ between extremism and democracy: Kenney

August 27th, 2014

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney received a warm welcome Saturday morning at Côte St. Luc’s Or Hahayim Synagogue, where he spoke about his government’s principled support of Israel.

‘No, neutrality’, between, extremism, and, democracy:, Kenney,

Verdun family facing deportation Friday

August 27th, 2014

Several neighbours are working hard to help Tarek Mohamed Khalifa and Samah Sayed Abdel Meguid stay in Canada.

Verdun, family, facing, deportation, Friday,

Politicians recognize thriving Indo-Canadian community

August 27th, 2014

Hundreds of Indo-Canadians, their friends and more than a dozen federal, provincial and municipal politicians and dignitaries of all political stripes gathered in St. Laurent, Aug. 23, to celebrate the anniversary of India’s independence in 1947.

Politicians, recognize, thriving, Indo-Canadian, community,

Unions: Rule by ballot not by bully

August 27th, 2014

Much has been written and spoken about the anti-democratic behavior of firemen and police officers who participated  – or were silently complicit – in the putsch-like thuggery that characterized the attack on City Hall over the pension issue. It is important now to reflect on the dangerous fault lines that threaten Quebec society. Something has gone terribly wrong.

Unions:, Rule, by, ballot, not, by, bully,

Obama’s Agenda

August 27th, 2014

Obama’s, Agenda,

Group formed to try and save the West Island JCC

August 27th, 2014

Does a group trying to save the West Island Jewish Community Centre (WIJCC) in Pierrefonds from closure have any chance at succeeding?

Group, formed, to, try, and, save, the, West, Island, JCC,

Members rally around Jana Schmitz

August 27th, 2014

The Eccelstone community was saddened in January, 2014 by the loss of 11 year old, Jana Schmitz, one of its young athletes to cancer.

Members, rally, around, Jana, Schmitz,

Dorval wants Canada Post to change delivery cuts for seniors

August 27th, 2014

Like many of her neighbours on her street in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Louise Marquise is a senior citizen with mobility issues. She was not pleased last week upon receiving a letter from Canada Post informing her that as of next spring, she will no longer be receiving home delivery service and will have to walk to a community mailbox to get her mail; something she is not looking forward to doing in inclement weather.

Dorval, wants, Canada, Post, to, change, delivery, cuts, for, seniors,

LBPSB: Quebec cuts to hit most vulnerable students

August 27th, 2014

Lester B. Pearson (LBPSB) school board officials are scrambling to sustain services to students, after the province slashed an additional $4 million from the coming year’s budget.

LBPSB:, Quebec, cuts, to, hit, most, vulnerable, students,

Exit 41 in Ste. Anne de Bellevue to finally open as temporary measure

August 27th, 2014

For most Ste. Anne de Bellevue residents, news that Exit 41, which has been sealed off for more than three years, will finally be opened, albeit as a temporary measure for now, starting in mid-September.

Exit, 41, in, Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue, to, finally, open, as, temporary, measure,

Dolce Vita Ste. Rose helps build relationships between neighbours

August 27th, 2014

The Dolce Vita Ste. Rose free Italian gourmet festival is where one can discover the richness of Italian culture through food tastings. This year was no exception.

Dolce, Vita, Ste., Rose, helps, build, relationships, between, neighbours,

Trip irks commissioner

August 27th, 2014

“I was dumbfounded,” says Steve Bletas. “I felt like I was deceived.” The school commissioner and candidate for chair of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board was referring to news that current Chairman Nick Milas, and board director-general Stephanie Vucko departed a on a trip to Asia to recruit international students without officially and publicly informing council.

Trip, irks, commissioner,

Pie IX Bridge closed again tonight, tomorrow

August 27th, 2014

Transport Quebec is yet again imposing more meandering for late-night motorists. It announced that it has planned another overnight shutdown of the Highway 125 bridge that links Laval and Montreal, tonight and tomorrow night, for construction work.

Pie, IX, Bridge, closed, again, tonight,, tomorrow,

Laval takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

August 27th, 2014

Oprah, Justin Bieber, Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, the New York Jets, Kermit the Frog, the Montreal Canadians, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, MNA Jean Habel, the entire Laval city council, blogger Julie Hindoyan and many more have all participated in the trending amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge. It has been an incredible turn of events that has brought more than $40 million in donations and awareness to a deadly disease.

Laval, takes, the, ALS, ice, bucket, challenge,

U.S. federal prosecutor praises Laval Police

August 27th, 2014

United States Attorney for Eastern New York Loretta E. Lynch thanked Laval Police Aug. 20, after the U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn convicted two drug trafficking kingpins.

U.S., federal, prosecutor, praises, Laval, Police,

Promoting urban agriculture

August 27th, 2014

Tucked behind a soccer field at Concordia University’s Loyola campus, you’ll find City Farm School, a small-scale agricultural garden and learning centre. It’s part of the movement toward urban gardening in the city of Montreal, an initiative that creates community involvement in local food production.

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M.T.L. launches new album and new direction

August 27th, 2014

When a band has a good working relationship with its record label and album producers, the result can be much more than the sum of its parts. The opposite, however, is also true. Following a separation from their previous label, local band M.T.L (Made Them Lions) is returning with their second album, which will be launched with a concert on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the National. According to front man Mike Valletta, this effort is much closer to the heart.

M.T.L., launches, new, album, , and, new, direction,

Confronting Alex Colville’s great art

August 27th, 2014

If you happen to be in Toronto between now and January 4, the Art Gallery of Ontario will be exhibiting more than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville, marking it the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Assembled by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville, who passed away a year ago in July.

Confronting, Alex, Colville’s, great, art,

About that tragedy at Dieppe…

August 27th, 2014

The raid on the port of Dieppe, France, in the early morning of August 19, 1942 was not only a pivotal moment in the Second World War, but one of the bloodiest chapters in Canadian military history.

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The King of musicals returns to Montreal

August 27th, 2014

The Lion King was one of those inescapable pop culture staples of my youth. I was eight years old when Disney’s classic animated feature was released and, 20 years later, many of the film’s songs – and certain passages of dialogue – remain ingrained in mind.

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Mustangs can’t keep up with Hornets

August 27th, 2014

The sweltering heat wasn’t enough to keep the Sun Youth Hornets and North Shore Mustangs from giving 100 per cent in Midget Football on Sunday. Hornet’s running back Marcus Mitchell was near impossible to contain, scoring two touchdowns sending Sun Youth to a 34-13 win at Jeanne Mance Park.

Mustangs, can’t, keep, up, with, Hornets, Sun, Youth, 34, |, North, Shore, 13

Mathieu Betts earns Alouette bursary with dominant defensive play

August 27th, 2014

LaSalle’s Mathieu Betts, a key member of the Vieux-Montreal Spartiates football team, is The Suburban Athlete of the Week after he was recognized by the Montreal Alouettes and the Quebec Foundation for Sports Excellence earlier this month in a ceremony held prior to Montreal’s loss to the Edmonton Eskimos at Molson Stadium. The Alouettes, celebrating their 10th year with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, awarded $34,250 to promising high school, collegiate and university players.

Mathieu, Betts, earns, Alouette, , bursary, with, dominant, defensive, play, , ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Geoff Tisdale settles into Montreal defence

August 27th, 2014

Alouettes defensive back Geoff Tisdale has found a new home with the Montreal Alouettes and has become an essential tool in one the CFL’s most powerful defensive squads.

Geoff, Tisdale, settles, into, Montreal, defence,

Cougars take high-scoring romp against LaSalle

August 27th, 2014

The St. Léonard Midget Cougars defended their home turf against the LaSalle Warriors 71-54 in a high-scoring last minute drive Friday at Stade Hebert.

Cougars, take, high-scoring, romp, against, LaSalle, St., Leonard, 71, |, LaSalle, 54

Dollard Dragons U10 Girls soccer team captures silver in TMR

August 27th, 2014

The U10F Division I girls Dollard Dragons captured the silver medals at the annual Jean Mantha CSMRO tournament while competing up a level in the U11 category. Dollard bolstered their roster with the addition of a quartet of Dragons from the U11 Dollard squad.

Dollard, Dragons, U10, Girls, soccer, team, captures, silver, in, TMR, ,

Daly and Joseph heat up the summer for WI Track

August 27th, 2014

It has been one hot summer for athletes sporting West Island Track colours and that isn’t from a temperature standpoint as the summer season has been one of record breaking performances and national leading rankings.

Daly, and, Joseph, heat, up, the, summer, for, WI, Track,

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame selling limited edition Babe Ruth prints

August 22nd, 2014

On September 5, 1914, a 19-year-old Boston Red Sox pitching prospect stepped up to the plate in the sixth inning and belted a three-run home run off of Toronto Maple Leafs hurler Ellis Johnson at Hanlan’s Point Stadium on Toronto Island.

Canadian, Baseball, Hall, of, Fame, selling, limited, edition, Babe, Ruth, prints, ,

Point Wish Softball Tournament hits $1M

August 22nd, 2014

VERDUN - Once again this year, the indispensable Point Wish Softball Tournament was a major success. An incredible amount of $80,000 was collected this year alone, bringing the total raised over the past 22 years to $1,045,000.

Point, Wish, Softball, Tournament, hits, $1M,

Alex Tagliani to make NASCAR Truck Series debut with Brad Keselowski Racing

August 22nd, 2014

Brad Keselowski  Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will drive the team's No. 19 Ford F-150 in the August 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

Alex, Tagliani, to, make, NASCAR, Truck, Series, debut, with, Brad, Keselowski, Racing,

Paula Findlay added to Team Canada for Triathlon World Championships in Edmonton

August 22nd, 2014

Paula Findlay will finally have the opportunity to race in her hometown.

Paula, Findlay, added, to, Team, Canada, for, Triathlon, World, Championships, in, Edmonton,

National champs from McGill announce new full-time assistant coach in women's hockey

August 22nd, 2014

Alyssa Cecere has been appointed as a full-time assistant coach of the defending national champion McGill University women's hockey team. She replaces Chelsea Grills, who stepped down last month after one season behind the bench.
 

National, champs, from, McGill, announce, new, full-time, assistant, coach, in, women's, hockey,

Increases must stop

August 20th, 2014

Hydro-Quebec's recent demand for a 4.3% rate increase is unconscionable. We need a new approach to how this state monopoly runs.

Increases, must, stop, France's, monetization, through, privatization, may, be, a, solution

Barbara Walters headlines Federation CJA’s annual campaign launch

August 20th, 2014

Longtime broadcaster Barbara Walters will be headlining this year’s Federation CJA campaign launch at the Bell Centre, as part of an Israeli-themed evening featuring the musical group Tararam.

Barbara, Walters, headlines, Federation, CJA’s, annual, campaign, launch,

Ottawa announces support for new space technology

August 20th, 2014

During last Thursday’s morning press conference in Montreal, James Moore, Canada’s Industry Minister, used the occasion to announce the government’s ongoing support for the research and development of a new space-borne Earth Observation (EO) system that will better provide the crucial data we need to better understand our planet, our nation and its resources.

Ottawa, announces, support, for, new, space, technology,

New arrival at Ste. Justine

August 20th, 2014

As a children’s hospital, Montreal’s Ste. Justine gets a lot of new arrivals, but its East End Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre (CRME) has just received something never before seen in Quebec.

New, arrival, at, Ste., Justine,

Taxes surpass housing as main family expense

August 20th, 2014

If you are an average Canadian family, you need not worry anymore about the government picking your pocket: you now need to be concerned about your pockets.

Taxes, surpass, housing, as, main, family, expense,

Coderre: “This was an attack on the city’s democracy!

August 20th, 2014

Within minutes before the beginning of last night’s regular city council meeting, over two hundred city firemen pushed back the building’s security guards after which they broke into Montreal’s city hall and began to vandalize the building’s city council chambers.

Coderre:, “This, was, an, attack, on, the, city’s, democracy!,

Hewlett-Packard: English newsletters are in fact available

August 20th, 2014

A subscriber to e-mail newsletters and general message e-mails from the information technology company Hewlett-Packard should not have been told by company support staff that English was not an option language in Quebec for those publications, Stephanie Nantel of the public relations firm Porter Novelli told The Suburban Monday.

Hewlett-Packard:, , English, newsletters, are, in, fact, available,

Drainville Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20th, 2014

Drainville, Ice, Bucket, Challenge,

Appearances can deceive everyone, including ourselves

August 20th, 2014

Do clothes make the woman or the man?

Appearances, can deceive, everyone,, including, ourselves,

Beaconsfielders want styrene plant evacuation plan

August 20th, 2014

Officials have nixed a request to double the storage capacity of a West Island styrene plant, Mayor Georges Bourelle told citizens who attended Beaconsfield’s Aug. 18 city council meeting.

Beaconsfielders, want, styrene, plant, evacuation, plan,

Liberal government presents FP Innovations with research grant

August 20th, 2014

The Pointe Claire based company FP Innovations received very good news last Friday with a visit by two provincial ministers bearing a research grant for almost $250,000 towards a project to make trucks more fuel efficient.

Liberal, government, presents, FP, Innovations, with, research, grant,

Deep concern expressed over decision to shut down West Island Jewish Y

August 20th, 2014

News that  the Board of Directors of the YM-YWHA Jewish Community Centres of Montreal (the Y) has voted to close the West Island Jewish Community Centre (WIJCC) as of October 31 has been met with great dismay and some opposition.

Deep, concern, expressed, over, decision, to, shut, down, West, Island, Jewish, Y,

Kirkland resident wants councilor to follow municipal affairs ministry’s suggestion

August 20th, 2014

Kirkland resident Sergei Brovkin made headlines a couple of years ago while writing a blog for the Kirkland Citizens Association.

Kirkland, resident, wants, councilor, to, follow, municipal, affairs, ministry’s, suggestion,

Municipalities decry Canada Post plans to halt home delivery

August 20th, 2014

Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin met with representatives from Canada Post as well as union officials recently and found out that by next spring, Dorval, Pointe Claire and upper Lachine, avenues 32 through 56, will no longer be receiving home delivery and will have to rely on community mailboxes in order to get access to mail.

Municipalities, decry, Canada, Post, plans, to, halt, home, delivery,

Opposition responds to Galati defection

August 20th, 2014

Laval’s opposition leader has questioned Paolo Galati’s account of why he left the Action Laval municipal political party.
When Galati announced during an Aug. 8 news conference that he had defected to Mayor Marc Demers’ ruling Mouvement lavallois party, he suggested to reporters that his ouster might have been over Action Laval spending.

Opposition, responds, to, Galati, defection,

Laval Technopole predicts investment worth $1.1 billion

August 20th, 2014

Laval’s economy will continue to outpace most of the province in 2014, the city has predicted.

Laval, Technopole, predicts, investment, worth, $1.1, billion,

Mack Trucks relocation to Laval paid off handsomely

August 20th, 2014

So popular is Mack Trucks’ decision to move its maintenance facility from Montreal to Laval, earlier this year, that the iconic vehicle manufacturer is already investing in adding 40 percent more capacity to its new facility.

Mack, Trucks, relocation, to, Laval, paid, off, handsomely,

Extension of the outdoor pool season

August 20th, 2014

For all those families who enjoy the outdoor pools, Laval’s executive committee announced on Aug. 13, that they would be extending the length of the summer pool season.

Extension, of, the, outdoor, pool, season,

Sharon Salzberg brings meditation workshop to Montreal

August 20th, 2014

Respected mediation teacher Sharon Salzberg will be coming to Montreal on August 23 and 24 to offer both a talk session and meditation workshop.

Sharon, Salzberg, brings, meditation, workshop, to, Montreal,

Making a splash about bathtubs and showers

August 20th, 2014

I live across the road from a park. When I go out to stretch my legs I walk through that park, always stopping to watch the young kids at the playground. The big summer draw is the spray sprinklers where blasts of water pour to great heights.

Making, a, splash, about, bathtubs, and, showers,

Soccer for a good cause

August 20th, 2014

For the fourth year, 15 bars and restaurants in Montreal will participate in the Lions Cup Soccer Tournament, known as Goal, on Sunday, Aug. 24. The 16th team will be made up of local Montreal celebrities such as Freeway Frank & Natasha Gargiulo from Virgin Radio and Jason Rockman and Bilal Butt from CHOM.

Soccer, for, a, good, cause,

The true sound of rock

August 20th, 2014

With no shortage of great bands coming out of Montreal in recent years, it can be a daunting task for an upstart ensemble to find their niche and stand out in a crowded scene. With a self-released debut album under their belts featuring singles that have gotten plenty of play on local and national radio stations alike, The Damn Truth are indeed on the road towards sustained success, based largely on their raw, rocking sound.

The, true, sound, of, rock, Local, band, launches, new, single

‘We’re walking for everybody’

August 20th, 2014

This coming Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, Rosanna Anobile will again take part in the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). The two-day, 60-kilometre walk through the streets and neighbourhoods of Montreal, now in its 10th year, helps raise awareness and funds for all women’s cancers.

‘We’re, walking, for, everybody’, Eight-time, participant, on, the, Pharmaprix, Weekend, to, End, Women’s, Cancers

Following in his father’s footsteps

August 20th, 2014

When Justin Charbonneau decided to enter the John Abbott College’s Police Technology program last fall, he wasn’t merely following a path that his father Phil took 30 years earlier. The son of a veteran Montreal police sergeant, Justin knew he wanted the challenge of working in public service; he just wasn’t sure whether it would be fighting crime, or fighting fires.


Following, in, his, father’s, footsteps, JAC, police, technology, student, son, of, SPVM, veteran

Dskate wraps following successful session

August 20th, 2014

NDG resident Steven Hindle’s special hockey program targeting youths with type 1 diabetes held its inaugural session in Quebec with great success as it wrapped last week at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. The program blends an elite hockey program with off-ice educational sessions aimed at diabetes management.

Dskate, wraps, following, , successful, session,

Sun Youth collars Bulldogs

August 20th, 2014

The Sun Youth Midget Hornets defended their home turf against the Laval Bulldogs 27-8 Sunday at Jeanne Mance field.
“All in all we have to be pleased given that Laval is ahead of us in terms of preparedness,” said Hornets’ head coach Earl De La Perralle about his team’s win. “We were also pleased that the execution was quite good on the field.”

Sun, Youth, collars, Bulldogs, Sun, Youth, 27, |, Laval, 8

Success in classroom and gridiron for NDG’s Normandin

August 20th, 2014

NDG’s Louis-Mathieu Normandin is The Suburban Athlete of the Week. He was among 26 student-athletes who were recognized by the Montreal Alouettes and the Quebec Foundation for Sports Excellence last Friday, prior to Montreal’s loss to the Edmonton Eskimos. The Alouettes awarded $34,250 in bursaries to Quebec’s most promising football players in celebration of the 10th edition of their bursary program with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Success, in, classroom, and, gridiron, for, NDG’s, Normandin,

Golden journey for NDG U10’s at the Mario Robitaille soccer tournament

August 20th, 2014

The U10M NDG All-Stars came away from Granby with the gold medals in the annual Mario Robitaille Soccer Tournament. NDG won each match from start to finish capturing their division.

Golden, journey, for, NDG, U10’s, , at, the, Mario, Robitaille, , soccer, , tournament, ,

Lions outlast Warriors

August 20th, 2014

The North Shore Bantam Lions successfully defended their home turf against the LaSalle Warriors 36-27 Friday night at Riverdale field.

Lions, outlast, Warriors, North, Shore, 36, |, LaSalle, 27

Learning to pasta puck a la Canadese

August 20th, 2014

A longtime mainstay of the Beaconsfield arena summer sessions has been the Stinger Hockey School the first two weeks of August since 1976. Over the years it has not been unusual to have players from out of the country take part from time to time but this time around there was an Italian invasion as seven young skaters from Italy took part.
The program is run by Lady Stingers head coach Les Lawton and former pro net minder and current St. Louis Blues goaltending coach Jim Corsi.

Learning, to, pasta, puck, a, la, Canadese,

Dinosaurs set to come to life once again in Montreal

August 15th, 2014

When Walking with Dinosaurs first came to Montreal five years ago I went to see a performance at the BellCentre. I must say I have always been fascinated with the fact that these creatures once roamed the earth and for that reason I loved the show Land of The Lost as a kid and saw all of the Jurassic Park movies.

Dinosaurs, set, to, come, to, life, once, again, in, Montreal,

The Lion King returning to Montreal for extended engagement

August 15th, 2014

Montreal does not get a lot of Broadway musicals, especially those which stay more than a week. Three years ago Disney’s The Lion King came here for a month and sold out every performance at the Place des Arts. The following summer, the  Tony Award winning Wicked played the same venue for an extended run and while it did well, there were no Lion King numbers.

The, Lion, King, returning, to, Montreal, for, extended, engagement,

How about one last Beatles concert?

August 15th, 2014

As I was too young to attend concerts in the 196s and wasn’t that much of a music enthusiast until the early 1980s (I was preoccupied with comic books in the 1970s), I missed out on seeing some of my favourite bands with their original lineups.

How, about, one, last, Beatles, , concert?,

Does sugar cause children to be more hyper?

August 15th, 2014

It’s a hard transition for children to go from having a carefree summer to an organized routine at school. A good way to help them get readjusted to a structured lifestyle is by enforcing good eating habits.

Does, sugar, cause, children, to, be, more, hyper?,

Scared Single

August 15th, 2014

Over the last few years I have witnessed the emergence of what I would almost call a new category of singles.  Singles, who continue to remain single, primarily out of fear.  I refer to people in this group as the Scared Single.
What makes these individuals so interesting is that the vast majority of them do not have any experience being in an actual relationship.

Scared, Single,

Prayer service held in support of Israel and its soldiers

August 13th, 2014

A large audience gathered at very short notice at Côte St. Luc’s Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Synagogue last week for a prayer service in support of Israel and the soldiers who defend the country.

Prayer, service, held, in, support, of, Israel, and, its, soldiers,

Falling victim to PR

August 13th, 2014

Far beyond the end of the current round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, the propaganda war concerning the number of Palestinian casualties will continue on for years.

Falling, victim, to, PR, Hamas, inflates, casualty, figures

Robin, 'we hardly knew ye...'

August 13th, 2014

If he couldn't make it, who could?

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Robin Williams, depression, substance abuse, demons

"Sports 'n Us"

August 13th, 2014

It is time to examine ourselves and our unyielding fidelity to professional sports despite skyrocketing salaries and ticket prices. Should "too much" ever be called "enough?"

"Sports, 'n, Us", Does, too, much, ever, become, enough?

Place Vertu, stores score pretty well in bilingualism

August 13th, 2014

The English version of Place Vertu’s motto is “the world is beautiful in all its diversity,” which is very appropriate for a mall located in the very multicultural borough of St. Laurent.

Place, Vertu,, stores, score, pretty, well, in, bilingualism,

Court orders Crown to investigate Quebec’s Public Curator files

August 13th, 2014

Following a long and acrimonious court fight, Quebec’s Court of Appeals recently decided that Montreal’s Goldie Chaikofsky (88) – along with every other citizen who is presently being cared for by Quebec’s powerful Public Curator – now has the right to seek their own counsel as well as their own lawyer instead of having no choice but to rely upon the Public Curator to manage both their affairs and their estates.

Court, orders, Crown, to, investigate, Quebec’s, Public, Curator, files,

Westmount set to fine errant curbside parking 

August 13th, 2014

As of this Monday, Westmount residents could be facing a stiff fine ($53) because they did not give their car’s front wheel a curbside twist before leaving their car in a slope-side parking spot. Following hundreds of warnings that were issued over the past few weeks, Westmount City officials are ready to get serious about the threat posed by the city’s improperly parked cars.

Westmount, set, to, fine, errant, curbside, parking ,

Let’s Be Cops

August 13th, 2014

Let’s, Be, Cops,

Baie d’Urfé resident wants report on styrene plant safety

August 13th, 2014

Jean-Pierre Themens has asked the Baie d’Urfé to disclose the results of its independent engineering assessment of the StyroChem plant in the town’s industrial park, about 200 metres from his home.

Baie, d’Urfé, resident, wants, report, on, styrene, plant, safety,

Dragon Boat races have friends paddling

August 13th, 2014

Long-time West Island friends Donna Morris and Elizabeth Nader DiGenova took on the third edition of the Montreal Dragon boat challenge held at the Olympic basin recently.

Dragon, Boat, races, have, friends, paddling,

​West Island Women’s Shelter :​​​​A need, an idea, a solution

August 13th, 2014

Diane Gibb, director of Development and Fundraising of The West Island Women’s Shelter, (WIWS) is well aware of domestic violence in the West Island.

​West, Island, Women’s, Shelter, :​​​​A, need,, an, idea,, a, solution,

Airlines flying too low risk fines up to $25,000

August 13th, 2014

Jetliner noise bothering you? You’re not alone. From Pointe Claire to Ste. Anne de Bellevue, The Suburban has heard from residents complaining about jumbo jets flying over residential neighbourhoods.

Airlines, flying, too, low, risk, fines, up, to, $25,000,

Four West Island municipalities face end to home postal delivery

August 13th, 2014

West Island residents are well aware of the recent cuts affecting Canada Post with the recent closure of post offices in Pointe Claire Village and Ste. Anne de Bellevue. According reports last week, Canada Post plans to drop door to door delivery service for numerous West Island municipalities starting in 2015.

Four, West, Island, municipalities, face, end, to, home, postal, delivery,

Car parts thieves targeting catalytic converters

August 13th, 2014

Thieves have stolen more than $130,000 worth of catalytic converters in Laval this year from individual car owners, Laval Police disclosed last week.

Car, parts, thieves, targeting, catalytic, converters,

Five thousand public trees in Laval at risk from EAB

August 13th, 2014

There are 5,000 public ash trees in the Laval area not including the private inventory of trees that are at risk due to the Emerald Ash Borer insect (EAB).  In 2012 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of EAB in the city.

Five, thousand, public, trees, in, Laval, at, risk, from, EAB,

City to start broadcasting council meetings live in 2015

August 13th, 2014

Laval intends to follow in the footsteps of many Montreal suburbs by broadcasting the proceedings of its city council meetings via the Internet.

City, to, start, broadcasting, council, meetings, live, in, 2015,

Mouvement lavallois welcomes Galati to the fold

August 13th, 2014

A beaming Paolo Galati showed off his Mouvement lavallois membership form during an Aug. 8 news conference to announce that he had joined Laval’s ruling municipal party.

Mouvement, lavallois, welcomes, Galati, to, the, fold,

Leafy Laval park a paddler’s paradise

August 13th, 2014

Some of the best paddling in the Montreal region is available at Laval’s Rivière des Mille Îles Park. The boating there is so popular that you can see the proliferation of small boats from space on satellite images.

Leafy, Laval, park, a, paddler’s, paradise,

Piccoli family’s CIBC 401 Bike Challenge continues to grow

August 13th, 2014

Last Friday afternoon, on the Dawson College campus, cyclists in the 10th annual CIBC 401 Bike Challenge were met by friends, family and supporters after participating in an almost three-day, 580-kilometre ride from Toronto to raise funds for children with cancer.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, CIBC, 401, Bike Challenge, Gene Piccoli, Toronto, Sarah Cook, Fund, Montreal Children’s Hospital, MCH, cancer, cyclists, 2014, Dawson, College

To work or not to work: a full-time student’s dilemma

August 13th, 2014

Summer is almost over, and for some of the older students out there that means cutting down their hours at McDonald’s, Forever 21, or wherever it is that kids find part-time work these days.

To, work, or, not, to, work:, , a, full-time, student’s, dilemma,

There’s more to geography than meets the eye

August 13th, 2014

Cartography, or the study and creation of maps, may be one of the first things that come to mind when people think about the study of geography. It could also be a reason why the discipline flies under the radar as a program choice for university students.

There’s, more, to, geography, than, meets, the, eye,

Stylish Montrealer making his name in New York

August 13th, 2014

This past June, Hampstead resident Jeremy Wallace travelled to Florence, Italy to attend this season’s edition of Pitti Uomo, an international trade event showcasing men’s fashions and contemporary lifestyle trends.

Stylish, Montrealer, making, his, name, in, New, York, Jeremy, Wallace, is, putting, ‘Ben’, on, the, map

Racing to give back

August 13th, 2014

It’s every family’s nightmare.

Racing, to, give, back, Near-fatal, ski, accident, gives, teen, a, new, focus

Balloon Festival puts focus on families

August 13th, 2014

Montreal in the summer is, without a doubt, festival city. But if you’re a parent with young children, it can be challenging finding an event that’s fun for everyone. If you’re willing to make the short drive, however, you’ll find an abundance of entertainment for all ages at the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, which is ongoing until August 17.

Balloon, Festival, puts, focus, on, families,

Lady Isles set to paddle in preparation for upcoming season

August 13th, 2014

The Lady Islanders hockey squad of John Abbott College has big plans as the dawn of the 39th campaign in its history approaches.

Lady, Isles, set, to, , paddle, in, preparation, for, upcoming, season,

Quebec summer championships a success at Pierrefonds Sportsplex

August 13th, 2014

Figure skating fans were treated to a great weekend of performances as the summer 2014 Quebec Championships presented by Kloda Focus Group took place at the Pierrefonds Sportsplex. The competition also enjoyed having Olympic medalist and champion skater Joannie Rochette as the honourary president. The public also had the opportunity to meet Rochette during an autograph session that took place during the Friday evening sessions.

Quebec, summer, championships, , a, success, at, Pierrefonds, Sportsplex,

LSL girls tops in Baseball Quebec

August 13th, 2014

After earning gold and bronze medals at the Provincial Girls’ Baseball Championships hosted by the Montreal region the opening weekend of August, as the only double medalists at the Provincials, Lac St. Louis can stake a claim as the top girls’ baseball program in Quebec.

LSL, girls, tops, in, Baseball, Quebec,

Lynx battle to semis at Canadian championship

August 13th, 2014

It was a long road from last October, through winter indoor training to a successful season that sent the NDG Major Lynx to the Canadian Little League Championships hosted in Valleyfield last week. The Lynx posted a 4-3 won-lost record at the tournament and fell just short of a come from behind victory over powerhouse Ontario in the semis as NDG lost the match 7-6 after trailing 7-0 early in the game.

Lynx, battle, to, semis, at, Canadian, championship,

Als Scott Paxson finds a home with Alouettes

August 13th, 2014

Scott Paxson found his way to the Montreal Alouettes after a distinguished career in the NFL.

Als, Scott, Paxson, finds, a, home, with, Alouettes,

Hernst Laroche returns to pro basketball in the Czech Republic

August 13th, 2014

Park Ex native Hernst Laroche has signed a one-year contract with Sluneta Usti Nad

Hernst, Laroche, returns, to, pro, basketball, in, the, Czech, Republic, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Dorval named official training centre for the U-20 Women’s World Cup

August 8th, 2014

The City of Dorval is extremely proud to have been chosen as an official training centre for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup that will take place in Canada from August 5 to 24, 2014.

Dorval, named, official, training, centre, for, the, U-20, Women’s, World, Cup,

McGill mentor merits head coaching position with Canadian U-17 hockey team

August 8th, 2014

CALGARY – Kelly Nobes, head coach of the McGill University men's hockey team, was named by Hockey Canada, Monday, to lead one of three Canadian teams set to play at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia, Ont., Nov. 2-8.

McGill, mentor, merits, head, coaching, , position, with, Canadian, U-17, hockey, team,

Augusta James Wins Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

August 8th, 2014

Christina Proteau wins fourth consecutive Mid-Amateur title; Helene Chartrand claims Mid-Master championship

Augusta, James, Wins, Canadian, Women’s, Amateur, Championship, , ,

Kirsten Sweetland wins Canada’s first medal at Commonwealth Games

August 8th, 2014

GLASGOW, Sco.‹Kirsten Sweetland captured Canada’s first medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday after running to the silver medal in women’s triathlon.

Kirsten, Sweetland, wins, Canada’s, first, medal, at, Commonwealth, Games,

Shaun Clouston named Assistant Coach Of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team

August 8th, 2014

CALGARY, Alta. ­ Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Thursday that Shaun Clouston (Viking, Alta.), head coach and general manager of the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers, will serve as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Shaun, Clouston, named, Assistant, Coach, Of, Canada’s, National, Men’s, Summer, Under-18, Team,

Second Cup mulling change to menu language policy

August 6th, 2014

The language policy of fast food and popular coffee establishments in Montreal is a very mixed bag, especially when it comes to their menu boards customers consult before ordering.

Second, Cup, mulling, change, to, menu, language, policy,

A letter from Jerusalem

August 6th, 2014

I  feel like I weigh 500 pounds. Everyone I know feels like they  are walking through water. And sad. We are all so very, very  sad.

A, letter, from, Jerusalem,

PK Subban

August 6th, 2014

PK, Subban,

History matters: The true face of Hamas and why it matters to Canada

August 6th, 2014

While so many in media are treating Hamas leaders and spokespersons with the deference and respect usually reserved for those who gained power through the ballot not the bullet, let us take a moment to remember its legacy and its victims.

History, matters:, The, true, face, of, Hamas, and, why, it, matters, to, Canada,

SQ French-only tweets ‘ludicrous’: CSL councillor

August 6th, 2014

The Sûreté du Québec’s policy of issuing messages on Twitter to the general public in French only is “ludicrous,” says Côte St. Luc Councillor Glenn Nashen.

SQ, French-only, tweets, ‘ludicrous’:, CSL, councillor,

"Too close to home"

August 6th, 2014

Verdun borough Mayor Jean-François Parenteau recently agreed to build only social housing on a municipally-owned lot on Gaetan Laberge instead of a larger project containing both condos and social housing. Making the project a reality could take a while. There are many emotional and financial barriers to building fully-subsidized apartments for vulnerable and impoverished people. Besides, neighbours don’t like them.

"Too, close, to, home", , Verdun's, social, housing, initiative, could, be, model

Parking Woes 2.0?

August 6th, 2014

This issue was supposed to be…well….parked. But a group of Côte-des-Neiges residents living around the Sainte-Justine Hospital are hitting a dead end.

Parking, Woes, 2.0?,

Kids helping kids

August 6th, 2014

Children at the K.I.D.S. Daycares in the St. Laurent Technoparc recently held a Big Summer Bake Sale and Lemonade Stand to raise funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, a decision made by the children themselves.

Kids, helping, kids,

West Montreal Readaptation Centre will need to do more with less

August 6th, 2014

The Liberal government, following through on its intention to trim the province’s ever growing deficit, will be reducing its health and social services portfolio and the West Montreal Readaptation Centre (WMRC/CROM) will feel the effects.

West, Montreal, Readaptation, Centre, will, need, to, do, more, with, less,

Dollard Family Affair day a success

August 6th, 2014

Centennial Park in Dollard des Ormeaux hosted the annual family affair day on August 3 from noon to 4 p.m.

Dollard, Family, Affair, day, a, success,

Council meetings in Pierrefonds-Roxboro to be broadcast live as of January

August 6th, 2014

In an effort to ensure all citizens have access to municipal news and council decisions as of January 2015, council meetings will be broadcasted live on the borough’s website.

Council, meetings, in, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, to, be, broadcast, live, as, of, January,

Thousands of WWI vets repose at national memorial

August 6th, 2014

Stroll through the Gate of Remembrance and the tranquil grounds of the National Field of Honour open before your eyes.

Thousands, of, WWI, vets, repose, at, national, memorial, West, Island, walks

Beaconsfield breaks ground on Heroes Park

August 6th, 2014

When the spades hit the dirt confirming the ground breaking ceremony for the city of Beaconsfield’s Heroes Park, it not only signaled the beginning of the cenotaph’s lasting legacy for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice but the achievement of a promise made by resident Major Richard Gratton.

Beaconsfield, breaks, ground, on, Heroes, Park, Official, opening, in, October, will, welcome, GGC, David, Johnston

The Marcelle and Jean Coutu Centre expands in Auteuil

August 6th, 2014

A much-awaited expansion that will add and improve respite services for people living with a cognitive disability is underway at the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Center (CMJC) in Auteuil.

The, Marcelle, and, Jean, Coutu, Centre, expands, in, Auteuil,

Moisson Laval to give out 700 backpacks for school

August 6th, 2014

Operation Coût de Crayon aims, for the 16th year in a row, to provide over 700 primary and secondary students with supplies for back to school this fall.

Moisson, Laval, to, give, out, 700, backpacks, for, school,

Revelakis to lead opposition caucus at city hall

August 6th, 2014

Action Laval announced Friday that Paolo Galati, the St. Vincent du Paul city councilor, “is no longer part of this political organization.” Also out is his political attaché Emilio Migliozzi.

Revelakis, to, lead, opposition, caucus, at, city, hall,

Going back to the plough

August 6th, 2014

I think Elton John said it best in his song, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. "You can't plant me in your penthouse. I'm going back to my plough."

Going, back, to, the, plough,

Being single is just like winning the lottery

August 6th, 2014

On Monday, August 4 I will be one of the Montreal panelists at The Great Love Debate International Tour. The topic to be discussed is why are so many people still single when we live in a time when there are more ways than ever to meet someone to have a meaningful satisfying loving relationship.

Being, single, is, just, like, , winning, the, lottery,

Settimana returns

August 6th, 2014

Montreal’s 21st annual Italian Week kicks off this week with a 10-day celebration of the beauty and diversity of Italy through art, music, food, fashion and folklore.

Settimana, returns,

Are you your own worst enemy?

August 6th, 2014

We all have the power to get in our own way and become our own worst enemy. Through negative thoughts, feelings, and actions you might be sabotaging yourself, your health and wellness. Things such as stress, negative self-talk, saying ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’, and lack of self-care can make you un-well.

Are, you, your, , own, worst, enemy?,

Greek schools impacted as school bus subsidies slashed

August 6th, 2014

It hasn’t been a quiet summer for Laval MNAs. They’ve been getting an earful during the past couple of weeks from concerned constituents who soon must pay higher school bus fees to get their children to school.

Greek, schools, impacted, as, school, bus, subsidies, slashed,

Make your list of back-to-campus essentials

August 6th, 2014

Sending your child off to college or university is a daunting experience for both parents and students. No matter whether they are first-year students planning their first extended stay away from home, or returning to a dorm or to independent housing, making sure they have everything they will need is a big job. 

Make, your, list, of, back-to-campus, essentials,

Going back to school without breaking the bank

August 6th, 2014

It seems like earlier and earlier each year the stores are flooded with an ever-growing amount of back-to-school merchandising.

Going, back, to, school, without, breaking, the, bank,

50th annual Miriam Foundation golf tournament raises $520,000

August 6th, 2014

On July 14, over 200 golfers participated in the 50th annual Miriam Foundation Lori Black Memorial Golf Tournament at the Hillsdale Golf Club in Mirabel.

50th, annual, Miriam, Foundation, golf, tournament, raises, $520,000,

Cool city photos to view on a hot summer day

August 6th, 2014

Almost hidden away on the west side of McGill College Avenue, on the block between President Kennedy Avenue and de Maisonneuve Boulevard, is a cool photo exhibition to view on a hot summer day — Strolling Through Montreal, by Harry Sutcliffe. Organized by the McCord Museum, the original photos have been mounted on enlarged panels.

Cool, city, photos, to, view, on, a, hot, summer, day,

Fantasia honours a genre master

August 6th, 2014

Tobe Hooper’s body of work owes much to the counter culture of the 1960s, for better or worse. A film student who quickly became a teacher at the University of Texas, it is arguable that the outlandish horror in his later films paled in comparison to an incident of real life terror he experienced first hand.

Fantasia, honours, a, genre, master, Tobe, Hooper, on, hand, to, accept, award

Paddling to the top

August 6th, 2014

Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak Club member Phil Duschesneau is off to Europe for the Kayaking World Championships.
“The whole idea is to get ready for the Olympic selection,” said the 24-year-old Duschesneau. “The program is doing well, I’m exactly where I was hoping to be and things are looking bright.”

Paddling, to, the, top, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Bernie Duplantie tourney hits it out of the park

August 6th, 2014

The DDO Executive Softball League stepped to the plate once again in memory of their departed comrade Bernie Duplantie as the league hosted the 21st edition of the Bernie Duplantie Défi Corporatif Canderel tournament last weekend.

Bernie, Duplantie, tourney, hits, it, out, of, the, park,

Returner Larry Taylor a welcome return to the Als

August 6th, 2014

Larry Taylor returned to the Montreal Alouettes earlier this year from the Calgary Stampeders and is raring to help the Als bring back the Grey Cup.

Returner, Larry, Taylor, a, , welcome, return, to, the, Als,

Lac pack earns berth in fast pitch World Series

August 6th, 2014

The Lac St. Louis Lions bantam girls played to perfection at the Canadian Softball World Series in Mississauga to claim the championship and a berth in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) World Series.

Lac, pack, earns, berth, , in, fast, pitch, World, Series,

Retro Roundup’s favourite retrospectives

August 6th, 2014

When it comes to album purchasing, compilations of the work of specific artists and groups come in a few categories.
A “greatest hits” collection should theoretically be just that, a collection of songs that zoomed to high levels on the Billboard charts. A “best of” collection can have the same type of content as a “greatest hits” or contain what is considered to be the artist’s or group’s best singles and album tracks.

Retro, Roundup’s, favourite, , retrospectives,

Young anglers take the bait

August 6th, 2014

Fishing is a great way to be out in the nature and see different species of birds, fish, turtles and more.

Young, anglers, take, the, bait, Carpe, Québec, junior, challenge

Paris: Where to stay, how to navigate the city and some live entertainment

August 6th, 2014

PARIS, FRANCE - Exactly 28 years after my last visit to Paris, I recently soaked up the experience again of the French capital with all it has to offer. 

Paris:, Where, to, stay,, how, to, navigate, the, city, and, some, live, entertainment,

Omar Khadr: The luckiest man in the world

July 30th, 2014

Canadians are now being treated to the latest episode in the long-running Omar Khadr sob story.  An Alberta appeals court has ruled (but the federal government plans to appeal) that Khadr should be transferred from a federal penitentiary to a provincial prison. 

Omar, Khadr:, The, luckiest, man, in, the, world,

It is time to regain our pride as Canadians

July 30th, 2014

Canadians are not as proud of Canada as they once were.

It, is, time, to, regain, our, pride, as, Canadians,

West Island Food Banks: Hunger is a 12 month battle

July 30th, 2014

Wendy Gariepy, Operations Manager at West Island Mission (WIM), understands that hunger is a 12 month battle.

West, Island, Food, Banks:, Hunger, is, a, 12, month, battle,

Real races shaping up in LBPSB elections

July 30th, 2014

With the Nov. 2 polling date for Quebec’s upcoming round of school board elections three months away, voters already have much bigger roster of credible candidates to choose from than the last time that they went to the ballot box.

Real, races, shaping, up, in, LBPSB, elections,

Seven Year Itch

July 30th, 2014

It’s been seven years since the last school board elections. The better part of a decade since those who decided how to spend our tax dollars and how to educate our kids had to sing for their supper.

Seven, Year, Itch,

Hope growing for Cavendish link

July 30th, 2014

In our special issue of more than six months ago, our evaluation of the status of the long-awaited Cavendish link between Côte St. Luc and St. Laurent was that of mild optimism.

Hope, growing, for, Cavendish, link,

Traffic chaos could bring opportunity

July 30th, 2014

According to INRIX – the internationally recognized urban traffic experts – recent traffic data indicates that Montreal is once again leading the nation in the time local residents spend stalled in traffic throughout both the city and in the rest of the island.

Traffic, chaos, could, bring, opportunity,

Merger disillusion reshaping Montreal politics

July 30th, 2014

Ten years ago, 19 former Montreal suburbs bought into  bigger is better vision. Today, those same boroughs see smaller as better and are rushing toward the exit. In contrast, the 15 demerged municipalities have learned to work together in unison and gradually their voice is growing stronger.

Merger, disillusion, reshaping, Montreal, politics,

Setting a tone?

July 30th, 2014

It was part of the whole zeitgeist back then, long ago in 2013 when Montreal’s body politic – with few exceptions – scrambled and convulsed to associate and disassociate itself from its various parts.

Setting, a, tone?,

MUHC opening means new demand on community hospitals

July 30th, 2014

While the provincial Liberal government will reign in spending via its latest budget and the appointment of two commissions to trim or cut unnecessary programs, it will still face the challenge of ensuring there are sufficient monies to fund community hospitals once the MUHC super hospital opens for patients.

MUHC, opening, means, new, demand, on, community, hospitals,

Progress being made in respect for English

July 30th, 2014

In our last special issue, we noted that the primary Quebec anglophone concerns were the Parti Québécois’ proposed tougher language law Bill 14, and the Charter of Values, which would have prohibited civil servants from wearing ostentatious religious symbols.

Progress, being, made, in, respect, for, English,

Debt by Ecology

July 30th, 2014

At a recent Beaconsfield council meeting, councilor and chair of the Finance Committee Wade Staddon gave a recap of the committee's last meeting, stating that the city currently "had a small surplus unless there is an EAB infestation."

Debt, by, Ecology,

How do our 14 biggest opportunities for Montreal media look now?

July 30th, 2014

Last January,  I took a look at the 14 biggest opportunities for Montreal media in 2014. Six months later, let’s see how those predictions are shaping up

How, do, our, 14, biggest, opportunities, for, Montreal, media, look, now?,

The Bridges of Anglophone Cities

July 30th, 2014

The west end of Montreal has been stuck in a transportation time warp since 1976. The further you set foot west of downtown, the more you rewind the clock.

The, Bridges, of, Anglophone, Cities, Don’t, expect, new, commuter, rail, lines, anytime, soon

2014: Where we’ve been....and where we’re going

July 30th, 2014

We started 2014 with a special issue on Montreal's "annus horriblus" of 2013 and where we might be headed in 2014. Much of what we predicted, and our writers investigated, were proven correct. So we decided to repeat part of the exercise with this special issue on what could be in store for Montrealers in the latter part of this year.
I can say, free from as much bias as an editor can muster when he is proud of his team, that our writers have done an outstanding job. Profound in the research and trenchant in the analysis involved, the stories in this issue will make you a better informed citizen.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, language laws, health services, transport, education

Coteau-du-Lac’s Francis Lafreniere C.P.B.C. champion

July 29th, 2014

Coteau-du-Lac’s, Francis, Lafreniere, C.P.B.C., champion, ,

A free tennis happening on Sunday, August 10 in Côte Saint-Luc

July 29th, 2014

New and experienced tennis players can get tips, improve their techniques, play games and win prizes at the Sports Experts Tour (Tournée Sports Experts) on Sunday, August 10, 2014, from 9 am to 11:30 am at Rembrandt Park (corner Kildare and Rembrandt) in the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

A, free, tennis, happening, , on, Sunday,, August, 10, in, Côte, Saint-Luc,

Cox continues to play with passion nine seasons in

July 29th, 2014

Veteran linebacker Chip Cox plays each game as if it were his first.

Cox, continues, to, play, with, passion, nine, seasons, in,

Montreal’s Daniel Dussault elected as Ringette Canada president

July 29th, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario - On July 16, 2014, Ringette Canada announced that the membership has elected Montreal’s Daniel Dussault as its new president. Dussault was elected during the annual general meeting in Ottawa at the end of June.

Montreal’s, Daniel, Dussault, elected, as, Ringette, Canada, president,

I'm not asking for sympathy but don't judge out of ignorance

July 16th, 2014

Never in my life did I think I would be living in a war zone, in fear of rockets hitting my city, and although I can’t say I don’t love running, having 90 seconds (which is much more than most in southern Israel) to run to a bomb shelter is not my idea of a good time.

I'm, not, asking, for, sympathy, but, don't, judge, out, of, ignorance,

Collective punishment? How about Palestinian collective responsibility?

July 16th, 2014

As the conflict rages on between Israel and Hamas we’ve started to hear the old adage of collective punishment. Israel is told that their actions against Hamas terrorist, missile launchers and weapons caches, which are strategically placed in civilian areas for political purposes by Hamas, are a collective punishment of the Palestinian population as a whole.
Well over 900 rockets have been fired at Israeli cities sending half the population running to bomb shelters as the red alert sirens blare terrifyingly through the air. Israeli respond by attacking Hamas targets in Gaza and Palestinians talk about collective punishment.

Collective, punishment?, How, about, Palestinian, collective, responsibility?,

No proportionality!

July 16th, 2014

 Well, now that the only democracy in the Middle East is trying to defend itself, we have the usual calls from some quarters that Israel’s response in Gaza is not proportional. Well, the critics may be  right.

No, proportionality!,

David J. Azrieli, 1922-2014

July 16th, 2014

 David J. Azrieli, C.M., C.Q., M.Arch., visionary builder, developer, businessman, community leader, philanthropist and devoted Zionist, died peacefully last week surrounded by his family in his country house in Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Quebec. He was 92.

David, J., Azrieli,, 1922-2014,

Verdun assists Manna Food Bank

July 16th, 2014

This could have been the final year in Manna Food Bank’s existence. The organization that has been feeding Verdun citizens since 1985 lost three major funders earlier this year.

Verdun, assists, Manna, Food, Bank,

CDN shooting

July 16th, 2014

Norma Calliste says the news media has been sending the wrong message since the shooting of a 27-year-old man in Côte des Neiges last month.

CDN, shooting,

Chez Doris!

July 16th, 2014

As far as Chez Doris crisis worker Felicia Katsouros is concerned, “…every little bit helps.”

Chez, Doris!, Every, little, bit, helps

Detour

July 16th, 2014

Detour,

Provigo unveils bigger and better shopping experience for Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents

July 16th, 2014

Last Thursday morning, the new Pierrefonds-Roxboro Provigo Le Marché was unveiled to the public, an 11th opening for the company this year alone.  Staff and head office personnel were joined by many Pierrefonds-Roxboro councillors as well as Pierrefonds–Dollard MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe and Carlos Leitão, Quebec’s Minister of Finance and MNA for Robert-Baldwin.

Provigo, unveils, bigger, and, better, shopping, experience, for, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, residents,

LBPSB again retests for radon

July 16th, 2014

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) hopes that a new round of scientific tests will show that abnormally high radon readings in a couple of its classrooms south of Highway 40 were spurious anomalies.

LBPSB, again, retests, for, radon,

Ethics commission decision

July 16th, 2014

The police ethics commission has ruled that Montreal Police Sgt. Patrice Bigras used greater force than necessary when he arrested truck driver Narinder Singh Minhas in Pointe Claire, Nov. 23, 2011.

Ethics, commission, decision,

Liberals set to improve west end rail link

July 16th, 2014

Following an hour-long meeting with Robert Poëti – Quebec’s new transport minister — former MNA Clifford Lincoln told the city’s media that the much-discussed ‘Train de l’Ouest’ - the West Island's  much-discussed rapid rail link - could become a working reality within the next few years. Flanked by several West Island mayors, Lincoln described their meeting with the minister “…as informative and very positive.”

Liberals, set, to, improve, west, end, rail, link,

Coderre set to reform borough finance policy

July 16th, 2014

During a recent press conference that was held in the city’s  Lucien Saulnier building, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre discussed a number of measures by which his administration intends to impose what he described as both “equity and cohesion” to help the city’s assorted borough’s deal with their finances.

Coderre, set, to, reform, borough, finance, policy,

Western Laval residents asked to conserve water

July 16th, 2014

A power outage stopped pumps at the Chomedey water plant two weeks ago and forced more 150,000 residents in Chomedey, Laval West, St. Dorothée, Fabreville, Laval-Les Îles, Laval sur le Lac and Laval des Rapides to boil their water for a minute before drinking it. They also had to throw out any ice-cubes or food prepared between Tuesday morning at 5 a.m., when the advisory went into effect, and Wednesday afternoon, when it was lifted.

Western, Laval, residents, asked, to, conserve, water,

Bletas wants chair back

July 16th, 2014

“You can’t sit and dawdle,” says Steve Bletas. “When you work on behalf of children and families and entire communities you have to act. And that’s what I do.”

Bletas, wants, chair, back,

No new flood zone regulations yet

July 16th, 2014

Despite their wishes, citizens’ hopes for new flood zones in Laval will not happen before next spring.

No, new, flood, zone, regulations, yet,

Greek food bank helps Laval’s needy

July 16th, 2014

Every Thursday morning, some 20 Laval families visit the food bank at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church on Souvenir in Chomedey.

Greek, food, bank, helps, Laval’s, needy,

Laval patients can seek treatment where they choose

July 16th, 2014

The new MUHC (McGill University Hospital Centre) slated to open for patients this fall, will be a state of the art facility that will provide every patient with their own room. There will be fewer beds at the new hospital and original plans by the previous PQ government was to regionalize medical care by forcing patients to receive services in their own communities, whether there were adequate facilities available or not.

Laval, patients, can, seek, treatment, where, they, choose, ‘No, to, regionalization,, yes, to, stability’, MNA, Rousselle

The timepieces they are a-changin’

July 16th, 2014

Apple and Google are producing their version of a smartwatch, hoping we’ll soon all be wanting one. Not me. The same watch I’ve been wearing for over 50 years is smart enough for me. The watch was designed by the Concord Watch company founded in Switzerland in 1908. It’s low maintenance and costs me about $10 to replace the battery every 18 months and $15 when I buy a new leather band every three years.

The, timepieces, they, are, a-changin’, ,

The art of Chavi Weiss on display at CSL Library

July 16th, 2014

Chavi Weiss has lived in a few different places throughout her life, but her commitment to artistic expression has always remained constant. A collection of her paintings will be on display at the Côte Saint-Luc Library’s Community Art Space from July 24 to August 24.

The, art, of, Chavi, Weiss, , on, display, at, CSL, Library,

Cancer survivor rides to fund research

July 16th, 2014

When Phil Anzarut was invited by a close friend to take part in the 2012 edition of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, he immediately said “yes”. The annual cycling event — a two-day, 200-kilometre ride from Montreal to Quebec City — draws thousands of participants. More than $37 million has been raised in the last six years to support cancer research, treatment and care programs at Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and other cancer centres across Quebec.

Cancer, survivor, rides, to, fund, research, Goal, to, tackle, rare, urachal, cancer

Delta drops Lakeshore in Laval Cup tournament play

July 16th, 2014

It was a difficult tournament for the U12M Lakeshore AA squad at the popular Laval Cup Soccer Tournament. In their final game two Sundays ago on the turf of CEGEP Montmorency Lakeshore lost a tight 1-0 match against the Delta Dragons from the host association, with the lone goal coming on a penalty kick.

Delta, drops, Lakeshore, in, , Laval, Cup, tournament, play,

Trestman welcomed back by Alouettes and fans

July 16th, 2014

The only thing missing from former Alouettes’ coach Marc Trestman’s return to Montreal to be recognized by his former organization and the fans was a win by the home team last Friday night as the Alouettes  dropped a 34-33 decision to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Trestman, , welcomed, back, by, Alouettes, and, fans,

Tigers claw past Wanderers

July 16th, 2014

The Dorval Tigers squeaked-by the Westmount Wanderers 3-2 in boys’ U10 A soccer action Thursday at Westmount Park.
“We were able to keep-up [to the other team] early in the game, but were able to get our momentum and come back quickly,” said Tigers’ head coach Craig Glavin about his team’s win. “We came back in the second half.”

Tigers, claw, past, Wanderers,

Taking their show on the road

July 16th, 2014

Major League Baseball was back in the West Island. The MLB Roadshow came to Canada for the first time this weekend, part of a tour across three provinces in Canada and 13 countries worldwide.

Taking, their, , show, on, the, road,

Natali Nikolova earns berth on Senior National team

July 16th, 2014

Natali Nikolova placed fifth overall in the Senior High Performance category at the Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Ottawa.

Natali, Nikolova, , earns, berth, on, , Senior, National, team,

ALS Community Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Speech

July 11th, 2014

75 years ago, New York Yankee’s star player, Lou Gehrig, stood in front of 62,000 fans and spoke one of the most poignant speeches in the history of sports.

ALS, Community, Celebrates, 75th, Anniversary, of, Lou, Gehrig’s, Speech,

Bouchard falls short at Wimbledon

July 11th, 2014

Westmount’s own Eugenie Bouchard came up short in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday at Wimbledon, falling 6-3, 6-0 to world no. 6 Petra Kvitova in a mere 55 minutes.

Bouchard, falls, short, at, Wimbledon,

McGill hockey grad Kompon named coach and GM in Portland

July 11th, 2014

Jamie Kompon, a McGill University graduate, was introduced last Wednesday, as head coach and general manager of the Portland Winterhawks, an elite franchise in the Western Hockey League.

McGill, hockey, grad, Kompon, , named, coach, and, GM, in, Portland,

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 official poster launch

July 11th, 2014

As we draw towards the climax of another extraordinary FIFA World Cup, the focus of the footballing world is already gradually starting to shift towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, 2015, official, poster, launch,

Community mourns murdered Israeli teens

July 9th, 2014

Montreal community leaders expressed sorrow and anger during a standing-room only ceremony at the Gelber Centre last Wednesday, held in light of the brutal murder of Israeli teenagers Naftali Frenkel, 16; Gilad Sha’ar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19.

Community, mourns, murdered, Israeli, teens,

The Bay hard to budge on downtown English signs

July 9th, 2014

More than 15 years ago, at a height of anglophone community activism for bilingual signs through activist Howard Galganov and William Johnson’s Alliance Quebec, efforts were made to prompt the addition of more English into Eaton’s and The Bay, including their downtown stores.

The, Bay, hard, to, budge, on, downtown, English, signs,

Target Quebec answering service now bilingual

July 9th, 2014

The answering service for Quebec Target stores is now bilingual, The Suburban discovered Friday after calling the Alexis Nihon Plaza and Longueuil locations.

Target, Quebec, answering, service, now, bilingual,

Westmount demolition going smoothly

July 9th, 2014

Aside from the sudden and dramatic failure of the building’s second floor support beam, the de-construction of the old Vanguard school on the corner of Westmount’s Metcalfe and Hillside Avenue is proceeding according to plan.

Westmount, demolition, going, smoothly,

Carifiesta

July 9th, 2014

Many thousands of Montrealers were on hand for the 39th annual Carifiesta parade, which took place on Ste. Catherine Street this past Saturday afternoon.

Carifiesta, ,

No equivalency

July 9th, 2014

On its own, the murders of the three Israeli Jewish teenagers -  Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel - would call for special condemnation .

No, equivalency,

We shall not disappear....and we shall overcome

July 9th, 2014

(I wrote this before the brutal murder of Mohammed Abu Khudair and before the confession of three of the six Israelis arrested.  The Khudair killing, which needs to be condemned in the strongest terms,  does not diminish the equal need to state the sentiments that follow. As we write in our editorial this week, there is no equivalence between thousands of  acts of murder and mayhem as policy and principle perpetrated by Hamas not only against the people of Israel, but against their own civilian populations, and a singular, debased criminal act carried out by fanatics of whatever creed or persuasion.)

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, Palestinian Authority, anti-Semitism

Coderre opens comedy festival

July 9th, 2014

Coderre, opens, comedy, festival,

Dollard concerts in the garden rock

July 9th, 2014

Dollard Concerts in the Garden hosted Craig Morrison and The Momentz, with Vintage Wine on July 4. They quite simply brought down the house.

Dollard, concerts, in, the, garden, rock,

Beaconsfield relaunches Neighbourhood Watch

July 9th, 2014

After more than 10 years of inactivity, the Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Watch program is being relaunched due to a citizen initiative spearheaded by BCA administration Marcel Roux and Al Gardner.

Beaconsfield, relaunches, Neighbourhood, Watch,

Sixteen-year-old PCHS student to run from Montreal to Toronto for cancer charity

July 9th, 2014

Grade 10 Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School student Akshay Grover has planned a unique way to spend his summer vacation this year. He doesn't plan to endure a long drive to Toronto with family; he plans to run the 550 km route during the first two weeks of August as a way to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.

Sixteen-year-old, PCHS, student, to, run, from, Montreal, to, Toronto, for, cancer, charity,

Valleycrest pool opens its doors on time

July 9th, 2014

The much anticipated $5.4 million Valleycrest pool officially opened its doors on July 4.  The new 25-metre, eight-lane pool and a 5,600 sq.ft. chalet replaced the original six lane pool that was built in 1974.

Valleycrest, pool, opens, its, doors, on, time,

Mayor Coderre pays Canada Day visit to Pierrefonds-Roxboro

July 9th, 2014

Thousands turned out to watch the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Canada Day parade which featured everything from acrobats to dancers to floats and Mayor Coderre’s visit was greatly appreciated by all in attendance.

Mayor, Coderre, pays, Canada, Day, visit, to, Pierrefonds-Roxboro,

Fletcher demands bilingual audit report for Baie D'Urfé

July 9th, 2014

After several denied requests by Baie D’Urfé Councillor Peter Fletcher to have the town’s auditor’s report translated into English, The Suburban interviewed both Mayor Maria Tutino and Councillor Fletcher to get an accurate view of the ongoing issue.

Fletcher, demands, bilingual, audit, report, for, Baie, D'Urfé,

Laval to announce flood zone rules July 14

July 9th, 2014

Laval’s new city council will announce changes to the flood plain rules at their July 14 meeting. Residents living in Laval West hope that their needs will be taken into consideration this time.

Laval, to, announce, flood, zone, rules, July, 14,

Changes mooted for Laval parapublic bodies

July 9th, 2014

Here’s a summary of what the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (www.IGOPP.org) recommended that Laval do with the 15 parapublic organizations that fall under its ambit:

Changes, mooted, for, Laval, parapublic, bodies,

Electric bus project earns kudos

July 9th, 2014

Laval’s transit authority garnered laurels for its work on developing battery-powered buses to ply the city’s transit routes.

Electric, bus, project, earns, kudos,

Laval Greek festival draws huge crowds

July 9th, 2014

The annual Hellenic summer festival took place from June 27-July 1 at Holy Cross Church in Chomedey.

Laval, Greek, festival, draws, huge, crowds,

More road closures starting tonight

July 9th, 2014

Construction madness will again disrupt overnight traffic in Laval.

More, road, , closures, , starting, tonight,

Bubbeh had a cure for all my minor ailments

July 9th, 2014

When I was young, whenever I had a minor ailment, my bubbeh was able to cure it. If I got stung by a bee, she used sugar, bar soap and spit, mixed it all in a gauze pad and covered the sting.

Bubbeh, had, a, cure, for, all, my, minor, ailments,

‘We’re not really a subtle event’

July 9th, 2014

If you wondered why Concordia University’s Hall building wasn’t surrounded by hoards of rabid film enthusiasts last summer, it was because the Fantasia International Film Festival had moved, temporarily, a little further east. This year, Fantasia is back at Concordia, from July 18 to August 7, just in time for its 18th edition.

‘We’re, not, really, a, subtle, event’,

A classical celebration in Joliette

July 9th, 2014

While classical music may be thought of by some as a relatively serious genre, enjoyed best in the confines of a study or a small concert hall, the Festival de Lanaudière has demonstrated over the last few decades that this does not need to be the case. With its signature amphitheatre celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the festival continues to combine top calibre classical music with the seasonal whimsy of an outdoor summer festival.

A, classical, celebration, in, Joliette,

Welcome to your new community

July 9th, 2014

July 1, Quebec’s moving day, has again come and gone. Many people and families have either moved, or may soon be moving into a new home from a different town, province or country. This means starting anew in a different neighbourhood and community.

Welcome, to, your, , new, community,

Marc-André Roy is always looking for a challenge

July 9th, 2014

Marc-André Roy seems to always be on the run. Years ago the 48-year-old president of Sotramont — the real estate development company behind the Bois-Franc project in Saint-Laurent and Quartier Greenwich in Pointe-Claire — realized that the more he became stressed, the more he gained weight. And although he never considered himself to be overweight, he knew he had to find ways deal with the problem. So in his early 30s he made a decision to stay in shape. That included eating well, daily exercise and, most recently, taking part in iron man competitions.

Marc-André, Roy, is, always, looking, for, a, challenge,

Colin Hunter lands on jazz fest stages

July 9th, 2014

On two consecutive nights during the first few days of this year’s 35th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Colin Hunter performed a selection of his favourite tunes from the Great American Songbook — classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson and others.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Colin Hunter, Sunwing, airline, founder, CEO, Canada, Montreal, Jazz, Festival, House of Jazz, crooner, Joe Sealy, David Laing, Al McLean, Dave Watts, Paul Rushka

Montreal captures Mizuno Challenge

July 9th, 2014

Last Sunday afternoon on Gary Carter Field at Côte St. Luc’s Trudeau Park, the 2014 edition of the Midget AAA Mizuno Challenge came to a close as the Montreal Orioles defeated their rivals from Repentigny by a 6-3 score.

Montreal, captures, Mizuno, Challenge,

Duron Carter looking to build successful season

July 9th, 2014

Duron Carter looks forward towards another successful season with the Montreal Alouettes.

Duron, Carter, looking, , to, build, successful, season,

Laval’s Alexis Galarneau nets Cascades bursary

July 9th, 2014

Alexis Galarneau’s tennis career received a boost earlier this month when he was awarded a $4,000 bursary from the Cascades Bursary Program. Alexis was one of 15 recipients who shared $54,000 in Academic Excellence Bursaries and Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries marking the 10th edition of Cascades’ partnership with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Laval’s, Alexis, Galarneau, nets, Cascades, bursary,

Bouchard falls short at Wimbledon

July 9th, 2014

Westmount’s own Eugenie Bouchard came up short in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday at Wimbledon, falling 6-3, 6-0 to world no. 6 Petra Kvitova in a mere 55 minutes.

Bouchard, falls, short, at, Wimbledon,

Delta Dragons’ tourney runs into a Force to be reckoned with

July 9th, 2014

The 29th edition of the popular Laval Cup Soccer Tournament came to a close this past Sunday as some 264 teams from Quebec, Ontario and the northern United States in categories from U8 to U18 worked to earn a berth among the final 28 teams vying for the championship in 14 categories.

Delta, Dragons’, , tourney, runs, into, , a, Force, to, be, , reckoned, with,

Timely time

July 4th, 2014

I have a friend who loves watches. He studies their faces and appreciates the design and precision. He has a huge watch collection. This is his “thing”.

Timely, time,

Boredom is no excuse for divorce

July 4th, 2014

Couples coaching can be some of the most intense sessions possible. Partly because it is about trying to understand two different points of view, but also partly due to each partner reacting to triggers from what the other partner is trying to communicate. It can be very draining for all parties involved.

Boredom, is, no, excuse, for, divorce,

Musical Showoff wraps up a successful season at the Rialto

July 4th, 2014

Musical Show Off (MSO) concluded a fourth successful season on June 22 before a capacity crowd at the beautiful Rialto Theatre,  with boys and girls, aged 11 to 17, once again battling it out in this musical theatre competition for the coveted trophy and a cash prize of $1,400. 

Musical, Showoff, wraps, up, a, successful, season, at, the, Rialto,

Retro Roundup’s favourite song rearrangements

July 4th, 2014

One of my many memorable karaoke experiences at Cheers downtown was watching an especially confident would-be singer ready himself to sing the rock ‘n roll classic Do You Wanna Dance by Bobby Freeman.

Retro, Roundup’s, favourite, song, rearrangements,

Klezmer - style group digs deep

July 4th, 2014

Paris born accordionist Henri Oppenheim  is the founder of Magillah, a Montreal based music ensemble specializing in Jewish music. After many years of performing Klezmer style, he and his team are   digging deep into the roots of Montreal’s Yiddish poets to compose new music using these old texts. The project is called Tur Malka.

Klezmer, -, style, group, digs, deep,

Canadian Navy exhibition tells a brave story

July 2nd, 2014

Even if it’s been more than a century since England’s King George V allowed the Canadian Dominion’s Naval Service to be known as the Royal Canadian Navy, the Stewart Museum’s small but powerful art exhibition does a lot to describe the courage and the grit that it takes to be counted among the Canadian Navy’s men and women who “…went down to the sea in ships.” Psalms 107: 27-30 KJV

Canadian, Navy, exhibition, tells, a, brave, story,

Cotler, lawyers press Obama to commute Pollard's sentence

July 2nd, 2014

Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler and several other prominent lawyers were in Washington last week after having written to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to commute the life sentence of Jonathan Pollard to time served.

Cotler,, lawyers, press, Obama, to, commute, Pollard's, sentence,

A better idea for honouring Robert Bourassa

July 2nd, 2014

Among the issues that matter to people, in regard to their city environment, are convenience and institutional memory. Replace the latter term with one word - nostalgia. Our memories count.

A, better, idea, for, honouring, Robert, Bourassa, Rename, Turcot

Demolition permit granted

July 2nd, 2014

A construction project in Côte des Neiges has received a reprieve thanks to borough council’s blessing for a retroactive demolition permit.

Demolition, permit, granted, Retroactive, measure, for, idle, site

Target to add English to answering service

July 2nd, 2014

This is the second in a series of articles looking at stores and companies and their language policies in areas with majority and significant anglophone populations, as documented by Hampstead’s Harold Staviss and Côte St. Luc’s Ruth Kovac.

Target, to, add, English, to, answering, service,

$5,000 reward offered in Snowdon hit and run case

July 2nd, 2014

Sun Youth is offering, through an anonymous donor, a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the person who struck a woman with his vehicle at Queen Mary and Circle about 10:30 p.m.  June 17, and then fled the scene.

$5,000, reward, offered, in, Snowdon, hit, and, run, case,

Fête Champêtre fundraiser for Armand-Frappier Foundation chaired by RBC's Tony Loffreda

July 2nd, 2014

Some 450 supporters of the Armand-Frappier Research Centre celebrated the 21st Annual A-F garden party on the grounds of Windsor Station last week.

Fête, Champêtre, fundraiser, for, Armand-Frappier, Foundation, chaired, by, RBC's, Tony, Loffreda,

CBC budget cuts

July 2nd, 2014

CBC, budget, cuts,

Beis refutes rumours of public pool closures

July 2nd, 2014

The new Valleycrest municipal pool in Pierrefonds-Roxboro will hold its grand opening this Friday, July 4. The final construction cost was 5.4 million.

Beis, refutes, rumours, of, public, pool, closures,

LGH expands services for dialysis and oncological pharmacy departments

July 2nd, 2014

With the recent expansion and upgrade in services at the Lakeshore General Hospital's Nephrology Centre and the Oncology's Pharmacy, the goal to service more patients in a more serene environment is progressing.

LGH, expands, services, for, dialysis, and, oncological, pharmacy, departments,

LBPSB cries foul over budget rules

July 2nd, 2014

“The cuts we’ve received so far have exceeded our expectations,” lamented Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) chair Suanne Stein Day before the school board voted last week to delay its tabling its budget for the 2014-2015 school year. “We have to respond [by June 27] even though the budget rules and parametres are incomplete, and we’ve been told that if we don’t do so in time, our response most likely won’t be considered.”

LBPSB, cries, foul, over, budget, rules, Quebec, slices, $11, million, from, coming, school, year

Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest de L’Ile

July 2nd, 2014

The first thing which strikes your eye is the swanky new Kia Sportage in the parking lot of the Pierrefonds Community Center this past Thursday, June 26.

Action, Jeunesse, de, l’Ouest, de, L’Ile, On, the, street, help, for, troubled, youth

Vaudreuil-Dorion wins Ovation award for inclusive municipal parade

July 2nd, 2014

The Union of Quebec Municipalities recently awarded the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion an Ovation Award  for the city’s Mozaik Parade, an inclusive event that brings the entire community together.

Vaudreuil-Dorion, wins, Ovation, award, for, inclusive, municipal, parade,

Pool drowning risk soars with summer heat

July 2nd, 2014

Laval Police reminded residents last week to help reduce the risk of accidental drowning by making sure that their backyard pools conform to the latest safety norms.

Pool, drowning, risk, soars, with, summer, heat,

Laval house sales spike while Montreal market sinks

July 2nd, 2014

Strong demand for Laval homes pushed the total number of residential real estate sales up four percent in May, reversing a relentless two-year trend.

Laval, house, sales, spike, while, Montreal, market, sinks,

Laval patrol officers qualified to use tasers

July 2nd, 2014

Laval Police have trained 20 patrol officers to use conductive energy weapons known as tasers and, by this fall, plan to qualify and equip another 20 of them to use the devices.

Laval, patrol, officers, qualified, to, use, tasers,

People from all faiths walk through Holy Door by Laval’s tomb

July 2nd, 2014

The first Catholic parish in North America, Notre Dame de Quebec, is celebrating its 350th anniversary. Central to the jubilee, several acts of spirituality can be performed by anyone from any faith. One such act is the act of meditation in front of St. François de Laval’s tomb — the man for whom Quebec’s eponymous third-largest city was named — after walking through the Holy Door.

People, from, all, faiths, walk, through, Holy, Door, by, Laval’s, tomb,

Where’s my bus?

July 2nd, 2014

Commuters can now use the Smartphones and tablet computers to find out when the next bus will arrive at their stop.
“We completely redesigned our web site so that commuters will be able to find their next bus really quickly,” enthused Société des transports de Laval (STL) tech guru Kevin Machabée after the Laval transit authority unveiled its newly overhauled website, June 19.

Where’s, my, bus?, New, STL, website, takes, the, guessing, out, of, commuting

The Arts Put on a Show every Sunday at the Botanical Garden

July 2nd, 2014

This summer, Montreal Space for Life invites everyone to take the time to enjoy the enchanting, flower-filled setting of the Montreal Botanical Garden.

The, Arts, Put, on, a, Show, every, Sunday, at, the, Botanical, Garden,

Spend the summer holidays at the Ecomuseum zoo

July 2nd, 2014

The Ecomuseum Zoo unveiled summer programming filled with novelties that will allow the whole family to meet animals in an enchanting setting and on the island of Montreal.

Spend, the, summer, holidays, at, the, Ecomuseum, zoo,

The Lachine Canal is the place to be this summer

July 2nd, 2014

Parks Canada recently announced the opening of the 2014 season at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site — a great summer destination in the heart of Montreal. With outdoor activities offered everyday in an exceptional setting, delicious gourmet discoveries, and a thrilling events program, the whole city will move to the rhythm of the Canal.

The, Lachine, Canal, , is, the, place, to, be, this, summer,

Some love for Greece in the Ethnic Show

July 2nd, 2014

In a year where virtually every ethnic group is being represented on soccer’s biggest stage, a smattering of the world’s funny citizens will be represented once more at Just for Laughs in the form of the ever-popular Ethnic Show.

Some, love, for, Greece, in, the, Ethnic, Show,

Politicians portrayed in new musicals

July 2nd, 2014

Playwright Brett McCaig and his team conducted an open casting call in Toronto on June 16 for Rob Ford the Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation. McCaig said he was looking for “a quadruple threat” performer. “He has to kind of look like Rob, he has got to be able to sing, dance and act. Big comedy, a big comedian.”

Politicians, portrayed, in, new, musicals,

Local stand-up joins the nasty fray

July 2nd, 2014

Bobby Slayton has pretty much lost count of how many Nasty Shows he’s hosted over the years. He recently spoke to The Suburban for the third consecutive year about the annual Just for Laughs show. Needless to say, new discussion topics are starting to run a bit thin.

Local, stand-up, joins, the, nasty, fray, Derek, Seguin, to, share, stage, with, Bobby, Slayton

Hampstead bantam A Hawks play to perfection

July 2nd, 2014

The bantam A Hampstead Hawks parlayed timely hitting, solid defence and stifling pitching into a perfect season as the Hawks earned the Inter Community Baseball League Championship after besting Côte St. Luc two games straight in a best of three series.

Hampstead, bantam, A, Hawks, play, to, perfection,

Lac quartet off to prestigious Brick tournament

July 2nd, 2014

Four Lac St. Louis region players have earned roster spots on the Montreal Ice Storm team headed to Edmonton, Alberta to compete in the prestigious Brick Super Invitational Novice Hockey Tournament.

Lac, quartet, off, to, prestigious, Brick, tournament,

Emilie Fournel sets sights on third Olympics

July 2nd, 2014

Emilie Fournel has been a dominant force in Canadian kayaking for over a decade and she readily admits that Cascades has been an instrumental part in her development.

Emilie, Fournel, sets, sights, on, third, Olympics, Athlete, of, the, Week

Avengers claim pee wee A inter-community crown

July 2nd, 2014

The Côte St. Luc baseball peewee A Avengers avenged regular season losses to first place Hampstead by taking the best of three title series to claim the Inter-Community Baseball League Championship. In the rain-shortened regular schedule the Avengers posted a 7-3 won-lost record with the three losses coming at the hands of their rivals from Hampstead.

Avengers, claim, pee, wee, A, , inter-community, crown,

Fight night at Catalogna

July 2nd, 2014

The Grant Brothers held their third bout in a series of local boxing matches Saturday featuring the Canadian Middleweight Title won by Saskatchewan’s Paul Bzdel at Soccerplex Catalogna in Lachine.

Fight, night, at, Catalogna,

Big win for St. Laurent U14 AAA

June 27th, 2014

The St. Laurent U14 AAA boys shut out the visiting Etoiles de l’Est 3-0 Saturday at the CEGEP Bois de Boulogne in Montreal North.

Big, win, for, St., Laurent, U14, AAA,

Brooke Henderson wins again at Canadian Women’s Tour Ontario

June 27th, 2014

Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Team Canada’s Brooke Henderson kept the momentum going after the U.S. Women’s Open by winning the Canadian Women’s Tour stop at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Brooke, Henderson, wins, again, at, Canadian, Women’s, Tour, Ontario,

Blue-chip defender heads 2014 recruiting class for McGill lacrosse team

June 27th, 2014

MONTREAL - Danny McDermott, a blue-chip defender from Richmond, B.C., has signed a letter of intent to play for the McGill University men's lacrosse program.

Blue-chip, defender, heads, 2014, , recruiting, class, for, McGill, lacrosse, team,

Benoit Groulx named head coach of Canada’s 2015 Iihf National Junior Team

June 27th, 2014

Hockey Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence management group, announced last week that Benoit Groulx (Hull, Que./ Gatineau, QMJHL) will be the head coach of Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015 in Montreal and Toronto.

Benoit, Groulx, named, head, coach, of, Canada’s, 2015, Iihf, National, Junior, Team,

Alex Tagliani come-back drive of the season for Penske at Road America

June 27th, 2014

It was patented edge-of-your-seat entertainment, and easily the come-from-behind drive of the 2014 racing season to date!

Alex, Tagliani, come-back, drive, of, the, season, for, Penske, at, Road, America,

CSL Bureau En Gros to close

June 25th, 2014

Bureau En Gros, the large office supply chain, will soon be closing its Quartier Cavendish location in Côte St. Luc, the company has confirmed. A knowledgeable source from within the Côte St. Luc community told The Suburban that the closure is expected to take place next March.

CSL, Bureau, En, Gros, to, close,

‘It’s a matter of respect’

June 25th, 2014

It would seem logical that stores in areas with majority and significant anglophone populations would serve their clients in English, not only verbally but with information signage and even promotions containing English wording.
Unfortunately, logic does not always rule.

‘It’s, a, matter, of, respect’, Dynamic, duo, asking, stores, to, post, signs,, distribute, info,, bilingually

CSL honouring Nelson Mandela at Canada Day event

June 25th, 2014

Côte St. Luc will be honouring former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela with a plaque on its Human Rights Walkway in Trudeau Park during the annual Canada Day festivities July 1. The ceremony will take place at 7:45 p.m.

CSL, honouring, Nelson, Mandela, at, Canada, Day, event,

Mancini seeks re-election

June 25th, 2014

With a revamped electoral scheme that includes a slimmer council, more parent commissioners and a universally elected chair, is there a message that will play as well on Brock Street in Montreal West as it will on Alexis-Carrel in Rivière des Prairies? With different demographics, histories, cultures and concerns, is there a message a leadership hopeful can trumpet on November 2?

Mancini, seeks, re-election,

“Unacceptable and irresponsible”

June 25th, 2014

With these words Mayor Denis Coderre hit the bullseye in properly characterizing the behavior of the Montreal policemen and firemen who staged a bonfire demonstration in front of City Hall last week.

“Unacceptable, and, irresponsible”,

WHO SHOULD VOTE?

June 25th, 2014

There is nothing more vital to a democracy than the legitimacy of the vote.

WHO, SHOULD, VOTE?, Nobody’s, voting, the, graveyard

Westmount flash mob takes over Montreal’s Alexis Nihon Plaza

June 25th, 2014

With little more than a bouncy club tune, a lot of energy and the will to make a difference, at least 20 seniors from Westmount’s Contactivity produced the city’s latest ‘flash mob’ in order to protest elder abuse.

Westmount, flash, mob, takes, over, Montreal’s, Alexis, Nihon, Plaza,

Municipal employees

June 25th, 2014

Municipal, employees,

With the support from WICS Blanchard says WIAIH gave her hope when she felt she had none

June 25th, 2014

Exclusive handbags were the theme of the latest West Island Community Shares (WICS) fundraiser. More than 100 women gathered at Marlowe’s restaurant in Pointe Claire, to battle each other in the silent auction.

With, the, support, from, WICS, Blanchard, says, WIAIH, gave, her, hope, when, she, felt, she, had, none,

Negotiations on Angell Woods set for fall, says Ménard

June 25th, 2014

"The longer we wait, the more Angell Woods loses in its ecological value," Georges Bourelle said.

Negotiations, on, Angell, Woods, set, for, fall,, says, Ménard, Time, is, of, the, essence, to, prevent, further, degradation, of, woods

Vaudreuil-Soulanges hosts economic summit to "S'Affirmer" its future

June 25th, 2014

Almost 250 business people attended last week’s economic summit in Vaudreuil-Soulanes known as  S'Affirmer, a one day event sponsored by the area CLD to discuss the future of the ever growing municipality.

Vaudreuil-Soulanges, hosts, economic, summit, to, "S'Affirmer", its, future,

Highway 40 construction in Kirkland to be completed by the fall

June 25th, 2014

Highway 40 at the St. Marie exit in Kirkland has been under construction since summer 2013.  The construction according to Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson will be done by the fall. 

Highway, 40, construction, in, Kirkland, to, be, completed, by, the, fall,

School tax bills to rise

June 25th, 2014

Homeowners can soon expect to receive their annual school tax bills in the mail.

School, tax, bills, to, rise,

Summer Solstice kicked off at the Centropolis

June 25th, 2014

For the second year running, The Centropolis celebrated, from dawn to dusk, the opening of their summer program.
At press time those present on June 21, were to start out with a yoga session for parents and babies at 8 a.m. Followed by several different activities including a Zumba dance class, BBQ, treasure hunt and a cocktail competition. These are some of the activities that will be available until the end of August.

Summer, Solstice, kicked, off, at, the, Centropolis,

Report recommends revamping, reducing city agencies

June 25th, 2014

Laval needs to change dramatically the way that it runs its parapublic agencies, a comprehensive study has concluded.
According to a report that Mayor Marc Demers tabled during a June 18 news conference, the city’s longstanding way of doing business at best limits those agencies’ prospects for success. At worse, it opens the door to abuse.

Report, recommends, revamping,, reducing, city, agencies,

Not again?

June 25th, 2014

Mayors of seven communities are sounding the alarm on the further delay in completing Autoroute 19.

Not, again?, , A-19, in, 2022

Six thousand soccer players to compete in Laval

June 25th, 2014

Some 6,000 young athletes aged seven to 18 and another 15,000 family members will converge on Île Jésus this weekend, as the Laval international soccer cup revs up.

Six, thousand, soccer, players, to, compete, in, Laval,

Centraide to target Laval’s poverty pockets

June 25th, 2014

Helping to relieve poverty on Île Jésus, where indigence increasingly has a non-francophone face, has been a growing priority for the region’s largest charity, Centraide (www.centraide-mtl.org).

Centraide, to, target, Laval’s, poverty, pockets, Laval, Police, Chief, Pierre, Brochet, joins, charity’s, board, of, directors

A slice of smoked meat memories served up at McCord Museum

June 25th, 2014

Bens, a Montreal deli landmark on the corner of Metcalfe and de Maisonneuve in downtown Montreal closed down in 2006 after a drawn-out labour dispute.

A, slice, of, smoked, meat, memories, served, up, at, McCord, Museum,

Shopping, dining and a rich and diverse cultural history

June 25th, 2014

Synonymous with luxury, from world famous Rodeo Drive to five star restaurants and hotels, Beverly Hills (www.lovebeverlyhills.com) is one must stop on any visit to California. During our recent visit we were fortunate to secure reservations at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Shopping,, dining, and, a, rich, and, diverse, cultural, history,

Awesome Aruba: one happy island

June 25th, 2014

With the slogan “One Happy Island “on car license plates, it’s no surprise Aruba is one of the most visited and revisited slivers in the Caribbean. Flat, dry and just north of Venezuela, Aruba is a hot spot for Canadians even when the sun is shining at home.

Awesome, Aruba:, one, happy, island,

For the love of beer

June 25th, 2014

Beer has come a long way in the last few years. One need look no further than Montreal’s own Mondial de la bière festival (which wrapped up another successful edition last week) to see that beer culture is more vibrant now than it ever was.

For, the, love, of, beer, Mirella, Amato’s, new, book, offers, compressive, guide, for, brew, enjoyment

Is the ‘pollen vortex’ about to strike?

June 25th, 2014

Sorry but there is no “pollen vortex” — in spite of what you may be hearing. Pundits are playing on the so-called “polar vortex” that weather forecasters blamed for the unreasonably long and cold winter we endured. Now they are warning us that we may be in for a really tough allergy season: a pollen vortex.

Is, the, ‘pollen, vortex’, about, to, strike?,

WIC Juvenile Boys Track Team at RSEQ Provincial Championships

June 25th, 2014

The West Island College (WIC) Juvenile Boys Track Team participated in the Provincial Championships in Chicoutimi over the June 14-15 weekend.

WIC, Juvenile, Boys, , Track, Team, at, , RSEQ, Provincial, Championships,

Shuéme, a great white owl, unveiled as FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada mascot

June 25th, 2014

After much speculation, the mystery of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 mascot has finally ended as Ottawa’s youth soccer community were the first to meet Shuéme, the Great White Owl.  Shuéme will help celebrate and promote the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, and serve as a reminder of the spirit of the competition and the expansive soul of Canada as a multicultural nation.

Shuéme,, a, great, white, owl,, unveiled, , as, FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, mascot,

Laval’s Joseph Polossifakis earns bursary

June 25th, 2014

Fencer Joseph Polossifakis has seen the highs and lows of international competition in the past year but the Laval native appears ready to regain the form that has made him one of the top fencers in North American and a potential Olympian.

Laval’s, Joseph, Polossifakis, earns, bursary, Athlete, of, the, Week

St. Laurent blanks les Etoiles

June 25th, 2014

The St. Laurent U14 AAA boys shut out the visiting Etoiles de l’Est 3-0 Saturday at the CEGEP Bois de Boulogne in Montreal North.

St., Laurent, , blanks, les, Etoiles, St., Laurent, 3, |, Etoiles, 0

Exiles lockdown the Locks

June 25th, 2014

The Montreal Exiles Rugby Club won its first game 21-5 in what is hoped to become an annual tradition with the rival St. Lambert Locks Saturday at the Confederation Park in NDG.

Exiles, lockdown, the, Locks, Montreal, 21, |, St., Lambert, 5

Bullying: What your child needs to know if they are being bullied

June 20th, 2014

Although it is the end of the school year, for many it does not mean the end of bullying. Bullying no longer just exists on the playground or behind the portables. Kids and teens live in the communities they go to school in, which means living in the same community as their bullies. The advent of and ubiquitous nature of technology and Internet makes cyber-bullying pervasive — even once school lets out.

Bullying:, What, your, child, needs, to, know, if, they, are, being, bullied,

Retro Roundup’s fave headphone

June 20th, 2014

My quest for the perfect earphone or headphone for my various MP3 players has taken place over many a year.

Retro, Roundup’s, fave, headphone,

French region of Dordogne gets some profile in Montreal

June 20th, 2014

The local office of the France Tourism Development Agency, Atout France, is in the midst of a significant promotional campaign for the  region of Dordogne. Recognized for its rich food, significant history, storybook chateaus, a gorgeous countryside and  quaint villages, it is already considered a perfect holiday destination.

French, region, of, Dordogne, gets, , some, profile, in, Montreal,

Stress and weight gain

June 20th, 2014

Over the past year my life has become very stressful and I’ve been steadily gaining weight without changing my eating habits. Can stress cause weight gain?

Stress, and, weight, gain,

A microscopic moment

June 20th, 2014

I LOVE to work in the garden. There are many reasons for this. Primarily, I love to watch things grow. I love to see life reborn, blossom, and fruit. I suppose this could be the same reason why I love children. I also, love to watch them grow. I guess it is their natural purity that intrigues me.

A, microscopic, moment,

Demerger milestone celebrated

June 18th, 2014

The 10th anniversary of Côte St. Luc’s, Hampstead’s and Montreal West’s demerger from the Montreal megacity was celebrated Sunday with a concert at Trudeau Park featuring Bowser and Blue’s satirical songs and between-song comedy patter.

Demerger, milestone, celebrated,

Former CSL mayor Bernard Lang dies at 88

June 18th, 2014

Whether you agreed or disagreed with him on such issues as the Cavendish extension and the preservation of the Meadowbrook golf course, and there were plenty of people on both sides of those issues; or stood united with him against Montreal’s short-lived annexation of parts of Côte St. Luc, some facts are not in dispute.

Former, CSL, mayor, Bernard, Lang, dies, at, 88,

Community vigil held for kidnapped teens in Israel

June 18th, 2014

A community prayer vigil was held Sunday night at Côte St. Luc’s Beth Israel Beth Aaron Synagogue, to show solidarity with Israel and the families of kidnapped teens Naftali Frenkel, 16; Gilad Sha’ar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19. The three teens were kidnapped Thursday while making their way home from their West Bank school.

Community, vigil, held, for, kidnapped, teens, in, Israel,

When Gimme Shelter is more than just a song title

June 18th, 2014

Even if it’s been 40 years since a young woman named Doris was found dead in a shed located near the corner of La Gauchetière and the St. Lawrence Boulevard in the city’s downtown core, thousands of women have been heard and cared for in the downtown shelter that continues to be a tribute to her memory.

When, Gimme, Shelter, is, more, than, just, a, song, title,

City mayors back Couillard administration’s pension bill

June 18th, 2014

Only days after it was first introduced into Quebec’s National Assembly for first debate, the Couillard administration has already made its point about its intention to slow down and possibly stop the runaway train that’s better known as Quebec’s looming municipal pension debt. Even as the city’s various municipal union leaders began to rally their forces against the new bill, Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre joined UMQ (Union des Municipalités du Québec) president Suzanne Roy at a table with three other mayors (including Westmount’s Peter Trent) in order to demonstrate both their solidarity and their support for the provincial government’s initiative.

City, mayors, back, Couillard, administration’s, pension, bill,

Brent Tyler steps in

June 18th, 2014

Montreal civil rights lawyer Brent Tyler has announced he is running for chair of the English Montreal School Board.
The lawyer known for challenging parts of Quebec’s language legislation and using the courts to fight for access to English schools says that while he is not an educator, he has a lot to offer the public board.

Brent, Tyler, steps, in, Lawyer, seeks, board, leadership

Coderre's right, QLB's wrong

June 18th, 2014

The Quebec Liquor Board has rejected a pilot project by the City of Montreal to extend bar hours until 6 a.m. It said the pilot project was   "likely to disturb public tranquility." The Agency further stated that, "A project such as this merits taking the time to reflect and to document its feasibility in light of similar experiences elsewhere in the world."

Coderre's, right,, QLB's, wrong, It's, as, simple, as, that., On, multiple, levels.

FIFA World Cup awards

June 18th, 2014

FIFA, World, Cup, awards,

Former West Island SPVM officer lauds WIPCR for exemplary care

June 18th, 2014

Anthony Kissmate worked on the West Island as a community relations officer for Station 1 and 3 for seven years from 1997 to 2004. During his tenure here, he remembered the West Island as being a tight knit community.

Former, West, Island, SPVM, officer, lauds, WIPCR, for, exemplary, care,

West Island Blues Festival raises funds for worthy causes

June 18th, 2014

By the time the Rick Johnson Blues Band had taken to the stage at the West Island Blues Festival, any chance of rain had dissipated, allowing the more than 3,000 attendees to soak up the sun as well as the blues music that went well until after sundown.

West, Island, Blues, Festival, raises, funds, for, worthy, causes, Generous, attendees, donated, almost, half, at, the, gate

Bourelle outlines spending on Angell Woods

June 18th, 2014

Mayor Georges Bourelle provided a breakdown of how much Beaconsfield has thus far spent it its bid to buy up land in Angell Woods, during the June 16 council meeting.

Bourelle, outlines, spending, on, Angell, Woods, Perron:, Cost, could, top, $1.5, million

Heroes Park in Beaconsfield becomes a reality this summer

June 18th, 2014

After two years and plenty of hard work the vision of Major Richard Gratton and the Heroes Park committee is going to become a reality this summer.

Heroes, Park, in, Beaconsfield, becomes, a, reality, this, summer,

Dauphin ends tenure as president of Federation of Canadian Municipalities

June 18th, 2014

At a recent meeting of the FCM (Canadian Federation of Municipalities) held in Niagara, Ontario, President Claude Dauphin finished off his one year mandate as president but will remain as past-president over the coming year.
The Suburban spoke to the Lachine borough mayor about his accomplishments over the past year and the challenges Canadian cities and municipalities face in the coming years.

Dauphin, ends, tenure, as, president, of, Federation, of, Canadian, Municipalities,

U.S. Marshals arrest Shutter Island actor

June 18th, 2014

Laval Police have confirmed that members of the United States Marshals Service arrested fugitive Ziad Akl in Groveland, Mass., June 4, with the help of local police.

U.S., Marshals, arrest, Shutter, Island, actor,

Habel tapped to chair parliamentary committees

June 18th, 2014

The Quebec government gave recently elected Sainte Rose MNA Jean Habel a big vote of confidence last week, when he was  named as committees chair for the province’s 41st Parliament.

Habel, tapped, to, chair, parliamentary, committees,

Police raise funds for Joseph-Charbonneau school again this year

June 18th, 2014

In 2013, more than 15 pounds of aluminum cans were collected to raise funds for the Joseph-Charbonneau secondary school which focuses on students with mobility impairment and sensory or cognitive disabilities. The fundraiser led by Laval’s own Detective Sergeant, criminal investigations, François-Guy Delisle, will take place again this year.

Police, raise, funds, for, Joseph-Charbonneau, school, again, this, year,

Laval police officers attend service for fallen RCMP agents in Moncton

June 18th, 2014

The Laval police department sent six members of the ceremonial contingent to the Regimental Funeral service for three RCMP officers killed in a shooting spree Wednesday, June 4 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Laval, police, officers, attend, service, for, fallen, RCMP, agents, in, Moncton,

Uniting eastern communities

June 18th, 2014

A new pilot project will allow residents of the North Shore, Montreal and the South Shore to discover each other’s communities from a new vantage point.

Uniting, eastern, communities, New, option, for, river, lovers

Milking milk for all it’s worth

June 18th, 2014

A friend of mine returning from a visit to California informed me that when shopping at a Whole Foods store she noticed that they are now selling camel’s milk. My friend drinks two glasses of milk a day, while I drink two glasses of wine a day. It’s debatable which is more beneficial to your health.

Milking, milk, for, all, it’s, worth,

James Mullinger’s Canadian dream

June 18th, 2014

Everyone has a dream but very few get to actualize it. When James Mullinger started performing stand-up comedy in the UK in 2005, he found himself reaching the finals of Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol, after just six months performing. He continued along a successful path, eventually becoming the Comedy Editor for GQ magazine as well as getting to host his own TV show, Movie Kingdom, which saw him interview the likes of Judd Apatow, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld and others.

James, Mullinger’s, , Canadian, dream,

Soul Doctor hits the spot at the Segal Centre

June 18th, 2014

On Thursday, June 12, the bio-musical Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi opened with an impressive performance to a packed house at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Starring Adam Stotland, who steps right into character in his role as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, it is based on the rabbi’s fascinating life as we follow him through his triumphs and tribulations.

Soul, Doctor, hits, the, spot, at, the, Segal, Centre,

Call the babysitter and hit the road

June 18th, 2014

With the warm weather finally here it’s time to fire up the grill, put on a swimsuit, and take some much-needed time away from the office.

Call, the, babysitter, and, hit, the, road,

Get out there with your family and rediscover your own city

June 18th, 2014

Summertime is all about enjoying the great weather and spending time with family, and you might find yourselves looking for a little adventure. While a trip out of town can provide a dose of escape, it’s not always financially possible... that’s where a staycation is the perfect solution.

Get, out, there, with, your, family, and, rediscover, your, own, city,

Choosing the artistic path

June 18th, 2014

Diving headfirst into the world of visual arts can be a daunting prospect from a practical standpoint. While working in any artistic medium may allow for creative fulfillment, financial sustainability is another matter entirely.

Choosing, the, artistic, path,

Islander baseball to benefit from new CEGEP league

June 18th, 2014

The rising popularity of baseball has paved the way for a new league this fall when the first-ever CEGEP league gets underway in September. Under the auspices of the RSEQ, five Montreal-based teams (Ahuntsic, Édouard-Montpetit, Lionel-Groulx, Lanaudière and John Abbott College) will play a 12-game schedule. A one-day tournament will determine the league champion in October.

Islander, baseball, to, benefit, from, new, CEGEP, league,

Cobras strike for win over Pointe Claire

June 18th, 2014

The Pierrefonds Cobras downed Pointe Claire 2-1 in U14 boys’ soccer action Saturday at Terra Cotta Park in Pointe Claire during the annual Lac St. Louis Tournament.

Cobras, strike, for, win, over, Pointe, Claire, Pierrefonds, 2, |, Pointe, Claire, 1

Rugby Rucks Cancer

June 18th, 2014

An event formerly known as LaSalle Rugby Fights Cancer joined with the NDG based Montreal Exiles RFC to hold a 7s rugby tournament for five boys teams and three girls teams on June 1 under the title of Rugby Rucks Cancer. All the monies raised that day went to the Cedar’s Cancer Research Foundation. When all was said and done, over $1,400 was raised for the cause.

Rugby, Rucks, Cancer,

Kiara Quieti wins bronze medal at National Championships

June 18th, 2014

Kiara Quieti had an inspirational message for Sarah Maude Pelletier before the two began their final routine at the 2014 SynchronA a recent interview. “I wasn’t nervous before the event and was confident once we started swimming.”  
The message was well received as the duo finished third in the 12 and under Duet event and returned home with bronze medals.

Kiara, Quieti, wins, bronze, medal, , at, National, Championships, , Athlete, of, the, Week

Dollard edges LaSalle in tourney play

June 18th, 2014

The Dollard Dragons shutout the LaSalle Rapids 1-0 in girls’ U15 soccer action Saturday at Riverside Park during the annual Lac St. Louis Tournament.

Dollard, edges, LaSalle, in, tourney, play, Dollard, 1, |, LaSalle, 0

Hampstead continues perfect record through semis

June 13th, 2014

Hampstead got production through their entire lineup and had pitching that was close to un-hittable crushing Westmount 18-1 in Bantam A’s Intercommunity Baseball Semifinal Day on Saturday at Gary Carter Field in Côte St. Luc.

Hampstead, continues, , perfect, record, through, semis,

The Scots are coming...

June 13th, 2014

Montreal, June 4, 2014 - In less than two months, Parc Arthur Therrien will be filled with the sound of bagpipes.

The, Scots, are, coming...,

McGill grad signs pact with Nottingham of British Elite Ice Hockey League

June 13th, 2014

NOTTINGHAM, UK -- There's a new sheriff in town and his name isn't Robin Hood.

McGill, grad, signs, pact, with, Nottingham, of, British, Elite, Ice, Hockey, League,

Laval’s Richard Trottier tapped as Hockey Canada’s top official for 2013-2014

June 13th, 2014

Laval’s Richard Trottier was selected as Hockey Canada’s Officiating Award for 2013-2014 in recognition of his contribution to the game at the branch and national level.

Laval’s, Richard, Trottier, tapped, as, , Hockey, Canada’s, top, official, for, 2013-2014,

Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak club celebrates silver anniversary

June 13th, 2014

Last Saturday the Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak Club held a day-long celebration, including several races, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the club’s existence.

Pointe, Claire, Canoe, and, Kayak, club, celebrates, silver, anniversary,

Open crime, intimidation on Decarie: St. Laurent merchants

June 11th, 2014

Two Decarie Blvd. merchants in St. Laurent told the borough council last week that open illegal drug use and dealing, open drinking of alcohol, and intimidation of anyone who tries to intervene are increasing in their area.

Open, crime,, intimidation, on, Decarie:, St., Laurent, merchants,

Construction to begin on new Westmount condo project

June 11th, 2014

As of last week, the shovels have already hit the dirt after which it won’t be long before the old Vanguard building is replaced by an up-scale condo project that will redefine what it means to live in lower Westmount.

Construction, to, begin, on, new, Westmount, condo, project,

McGill’s Goodman Center Gala breaks records under Loffreda leadership

June 11th, 2014

McGill University's 3rd biennial Goodman Cancer Research Gala for the Goodman Center at McGill grossed nearly $2.5 million.

McGill’s, Goodman, Center, Gala, breaks, records, under, Loffreda, leadership,

NDG’s crosswalk warriors

June 11th, 2014

During last Thursday’s peaceful noontime demonstration, passing motorists had to stop and watch as up to 40 local residents, including many seniors with canes and walkers, began to walk back and forth across NDG’s Sherbrooke Street at the Wilson Street intersection in order to protest the short time they have to make it across the street.

NDG’s, crosswalk, warriors,

The Suburban wins at annual QCNA Awards

June 11th, 2014

The Suburban is very proud to announce that our three editions (City, West Island, and Laval) have combined to win Best Editorial Page, Best sports page, and Best Cartoon in the annual Quebec Community Newspapers Association Awards.

The, Suburban, wins, at, annual, QCNA, Awards,

Time for an economic «risque de tonnerre!»

June 11th, 2014

 It was a start. It is important that Premier Couillard and Finance Minister Leitao took the first steps.

Time, for, an, economic, «risque, de, tonnerre!»,

Court throws out Hampstead ‘confusing’ left-turn ticket

June 11th, 2014

A Montreal municipal court judge has thrown out an infraction issued in June of last year to Côte St. Luc resident Alissa Sklar, who was ticketed for turning left from eastbound Fleet onto the eastern tip of Netherwood Crescent at 8:05 a.m.
Hampstead’s many eastbound Fleet left-turn prohibition signs have received mixed reviews, with some motorists saying they are confusing and the print on the signs specifying prohibition times is too small.

Court, throws, out, Hampstead, ‘confusing’, left-turn, ticket,

World Cup fever

June 11th, 2014

World, Cup, fever,

WIBCA reaches out to younger generations

June 11th, 2014

Akwasi Yeboah has been chairperson of the West Island Black Community Association for about a year now, having served as vice-chair, financial and educational coordinator for the non-profit organization that has ben serving its community diligently more many years.

WIBCA, reaches, out, to, younger, generations, Renovations, planned, in, order, to, offer, more, services, to, community

Pierrefonds-Roxboro condemns AMT paid parking ‘fait accompli’

June 11th, 2014

The borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro issued a press statement this past Monday, denouncing the AMT's decision to institute paid parking in the train station parking lot beginning this Canada Day.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, condemns, AMT, paid, parking, ‘fait, accompli’,

Government’s increase to education won’t cover rising costs at LBPSB

June 11th, 2014

The latest Quebec provincial budget suggested school boards work more closely together to share or even merge common services, a practice Lester B. Pearson School board Chair Suanne Stein-Day said the board has already been doing for some time.

Government’s, increase, to, education, won’t, cover, rising, costs, at, LBPSB,

Treasury Board president calls SME “heart of job creation in province”

June 11th, 2014

Reducing the cost of service programs while stimulating the economy are two key components of the provincial government’s budget as a way to eliminate Quebec’s growing deficit. The budget, released last week, offers a series of measures to generate more revenues despite the global economy’s sluggish growth, noted Martin Coiteux, Nelligan MNA, Minister of Government Administration and Program Revision Treasury Board president.

Treasury, Board, president, calls, SME, “heart, of, job, creation, in, province”,

PJ Party for West Island Palliative Care Residence raises close to $10,000

June 11th, 2014

More than 250 guests attended the newest fundraising event put on by the West Island Palliative Care residence on May 28, at the Chateau Vaudreuil Pavillion.

PJ, Party, for, West, Island, Palliative, Care, Residence, raises, close, to, $10,000,

Ride of silence honors those who have been killed or injured while cycling

June 11th, 2014

Over 200 hundred people participated in Vélo Détente Laval’s silent ride joining hundreds of groups across the world on May 21, in a silent slow-paced ride (12 kph) to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The ride covered 21 kilometres of municipal roadways.

Ride, of, silence, honors, those, who, have, been, killed, or, injured, while, cycling,

Laval renews its commitment to Flowering Quebec and calls on the community to get planting

June 11th, 2014

The City of Laval confirmed its renewal to the program “Les Fleurons du Québec” (FQ) for the next three years and invites citizens to beautify their environment in an effort to gain a higher level of classification.

Laval, renews, its, commitment, to, Flowering, Quebec, and, calls, on, the, community, to, get, planting,

World Cup fever

June 11th, 2014

If you’re like most soccer fans, half the fun in watching a game is who you’re watching it with.

World, Cup, fever, ,

Lumen breaks ground in Laval with an investment of $100 million

June 11th, 2014

Quebec’s largest distributor of electrical material is moving their head office and distribution centre to Laval with an investment of $100 million.

Lumen, breaks, ground, in, Laval, with, an, investment, of, $100, million,

MNA Gilles Ouimet appointed chairman of Institutions committee

June 11th, 2014

The Liberal MNA for Fabre riding was appointed as chairman of the Institutions committee on June 2. Once the ministers and parliamentary assistants were appointed Ouimet was approached for the position. The Parti Québécois member in Rosemont, Jean-François Lisée, will serve as vice-chair.

MNA, Gilles, Ouimet, appointed, chairman, of, Institutions, committee,

New blues from Carolyn Fe

June 11th, 2014

Montreal band Carolyn Fe Blues Collective recently launched their second full-length album entitled Bad Taboo. The follow up album to their award-winning Original Sin features a pan Canadian collaboration with Shun Kikuta on the titular track.

New, blues, , from, Carolyn, Fe,

Service with a smile

June 11th, 2014

We have a wonderful symbiotic relationship with our pets. We take care of them and they return the favour unconditionally.

Service, with, a, smile,

Feedback on recent ‘Table for one’ column

June 11th, 2014

In a May 14 column I wrote, “I think dining out alone in a fine restaurant sucks. I always feel awkward and uncomfortable.” 

Feedback, on, recent, ‘Table, for, one’, column,

Folk Fest returns to the Canal

June 11th, 2014

Going into its seventh edition, the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal will explore some new ground, both musically and in terms of venues, but its raison d’être remains essentially same.

Folk, Fest, returns, to, the, Canal,

A musical that’s absolutely worth catching

June 11th, 2014

The Côte Saint Luc Dramatic Society has cleared for takeoff once again with their newest production. For the first time in Canada, the musical Catch Me If You Can (first staged on Broadway in 2011) features a crew so talented that audiences get a real taste of Broadway in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium on Cavendish Blvd.

A, musical, that’s, absolutely, worth, catching, CSL, Dramatic, Society’s, Catch, Me, If, You, Can

Water polo silver and bronze performances by Dollard boys and girls teams

June 11th, 2014

A pair of Montreal area clubs hosted the U16 Water Polo Nationals the first weekend of June, where squads from Dollard earned silver and bronze medals in the boys and girls respective tournaments.

Water, polo, silver, and, bronze, performances, by, Dollard, boys, and, girls, teams,

Impact hoist Amway Cup

June 11th, 2014

Last Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory on a stoppage time goal by Felipe earned the Montreal Impact back-to-back Amway Canadian Championships and a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League play. The 1-0 win gave the Impact a 2-1 aggregate goal win of the series.

Impact, hoist, Amway, Cup,

Dana Silerova wraps up brilliant high school career

June 11th, 2014

Dana Silerova is ending a chapter of her life on a high note while preparing for new challenges next year. Dana will graduate from MacDonald High School this month and will move next door to attend CEGEP at John Abbott College.

Dana, Silerova, wraps, up, , brilliant, high, school, career, Athlete, of, the, Week

Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak club celebrates silver anniversary

June 11th, 2014

Last Saturday the Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak Club held a day-long celebration, including several races, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the club’s existence.

Pointe, Claire, Canoe, and, Kayak, club, celebrates, , silver, anniversary,

Anthony Calvillo enjoying life post-pro career

June 11th, 2014

For the first time in a long time Alouettes legend Anthony Calvillo is preparing for summer vacation and not for training camp.

Anthony, Calvillo, , enjoying, life, post-pro, career,

Hampstead continues perfect record through semis

June 11th, 2014

Hampstead got production through their entire lineup and had pitching that was close to un-hittable crushing Westmount 18-1 in Bantam A’s Intercommunity Baseball Semifinal Day on Saturday at Gary Carter Field in Côte St. Luc.

Hampstead, continues, , perfect, record, through, semis,

Fringe Festival Preview

June 6th, 2014

Here is just a sampling of some of the many shows you can discover at the Fringe Festival this year, running until June 22 at various venues. For all other information, including dates, locations, times and tickets, visit www.montrealfringe.ca

Fringe, Festival, Preview,

Some greatest hits collections are just plain weird

June 6th, 2014

RETRO ROUNDUP

Greatest hits or “best of” collections of various artists and groups should theoretically be just that, a collection of their biggest hits or their best tracks. Some of these straightforward collections — Elton John and the Eagles’ Greatest Hits albums, and Abba Gold — have been enormously successful.

Some, greatest, hits, collections, are, just, plain, weird,

Beverly Hills noted for shopping, dining and its rich and diverse art and cultural history

June 6th, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS- Synonymous with luxury, from world famous Rodeo Drive to five star restaurants and hotels, Beverly Hills (www.lovebeverlyhills.com) is one must stop on any visit to California. During our recent visit we were fortunate to secure reservations at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Beverly, Hills, noted, for, shopping,, dining, and, its, rich, and, diverse, art, and, cultural, history,

Eight spices that everyone should keep in their pantry

June 6th, 2014

What are the best spices to flavour your food and nourish your soul? Here are eight spices that everyone should keep in their pantry.

Eight, spices, that, everyone, should, keep, in, their, pantry,

School’s out - now what are you going to do?

June 6th, 2014

As spring rolls into summer, teens and young adults graduate high school, CEGEP and University. This can be a great time of celebration, achieving an accomplishment you’ve worked so hard for so many years. It can also be a time of anxiety, grief, and uncertainty.

School’s, out, -, now, what, are, you, going, to, do?, ,

City sets its sights on delinquent landlords

June 4th, 2014

Last week, during a high-level press conference held in the Lucien Saulnier Building next to Montreal’s City Hall, City Mayor Denis Coderre informed the city’s media that his administration will no longer tolerate delinquent landlords who will not properly maintain their buildings.

City, sets, its, sights, on, delinquent, landlords,

Monkland fetes Grand Prix

June 4th, 2014

When the Grand Prix rolls into town, the electricity running through the city is undeniable.

Monkland, fetes, Grand, Prix, Street, festival, draws, thousands

Bus lane rolls into town

June 4th, 2014

They said it was coming, it took a lot of planning and caused a lot of concern, especially over parking for local businesses, and it’s a little late.

Bus, lane, rolls, into, town, Sherbrooke, lane, launches

ICRF Taste for Life fundraiser a success

June 4th, 2014

The Israel Cancer Research Fund’s New Leadership Division, made up of community members aged 25-40, held its third annual Taste for Life fundraising event at the chic Le Cinq downtown.

ICRF, Taste, for, Life, fundraiser, a, success,

Coderre, Israeli consul general launch Tel Aviv exhibit at city hall

June 4th, 2014

A ceremony was held Friday at Montreal city hall by Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Israeli Consul General Joel Lion to launch the touring photo exhibition Tel Aviv Moments.

Coderre,, Israeli, consul, general, launch, Tel, Aviv, exhibit, at, city, hall,

Police ticket 87-year-old $494 for crossing the street

June 4th, 2014

Late last week, while on his way to an afternoon medical appointment, 87-year-old Sam Ferstman was given two tickets totalling $494 because he failed to see the pedestrian crosswalk on Ste. Catherine near the Stanley Street intersection.

Police, ticket, 87-year-old, $494, for, crossing, the, street,

Tyler to run?

June 4th, 2014


Best known for his court challenges of Quebec’s language legislation, including restrictions on francophone parents choosing their children’s school, Tyler is rumoured to be seeking the top post in the province’s largest English school board.

Tyler, to, run?, Civil, rights, lawyer, Brent, Tyler, is, mulling, a, bid, for, chairmanship, of, the, EMSB

D-Day: 70 Years After

June 4th, 2014

Friday we will remember. We should remember every day. And everyday act with the character and valor of those heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy.

D-Day:, 70, Years, After, What, we, owe

Quebec budget 2014

June 4th, 2014

Quebec, budget, 2014,

Saba takes Bill 52 to court

June 4th, 2014

While the provincial government is poised to make Bill 52 "Dying with dignity" a law, Dr. Paul Saba and 48-year-old Lisa D'Amico, who has been handicapped all her life, are filing a motion of Declaratory Judgment at Montreal's Superior Court decrying the bill as illegal and illicit.

Saba, takes, Bill, 52, to, court, Lachine, doctor, representing, handicapped, woman, worried, about, bill, becoming, law

Pointe Claire holds EAB public info meeting

June 4th, 2014

With more than 8,000 trees within the Pointe Claire territory that could be threatened by the insidious Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the city is offering a public meeting where experts will detail how to spot an infestation and how to protect affected trees.

Pointe, Claire, holds, EAB, public, info, meeting,

Last Post’ ceremony commemorates the fallen

June 4th, 2014

Colonel Denis Thébeau, CD, A de C, Commander of the 35th Canadian Brigade Group and representative of the 2nd Canadian Division, was the guest of honour of the annual Commemorative Ceremony at the Last Post fund National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, on Sunday, 1 June 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Last, Post’, ceremony, commemorates, the, fallen,

French town honours The Suburban

June 4th, 2014

Uniformed soldiers in fatigues bearing the French tricolor flag, and a piper stood in front of the village cenotaph, which they had festooned with two handmade Canadian flags, June 1.

French, town, honours, The, Suburban,

AMT pitches three options for Train De L'Ouest project

June 4th, 2014

The AMT created the Plan de Mobilité de Ouest three years ago, comprised of 13 partners to help define and improve the needs of West Island railway commuters.  And while the Train De L'Ouest project has received support from the provincial Liberal government and the AMT, several newer options for the project are being looked at before eventually forwarding the recommendations to the government.

AMT, pitches, three, options, for, Train, De, L'Ouest, project, , Lincoln, wants, government, to, stick, to, original, project

Laval firm trying to acquire Botox and Darpin through hostile take-over

June 4th, 2014

Laval-based pharmaceutical company Valeant lobbed a second volley in its hostile takeover attempt of Botox and Darpin-maker Allergan last Wednesday.

Laval, firm, trying, to, acquire, Botox, and, Darpin, through, hostile, take-over,

Breakfast fundraiser a success

June 4th, 2014

Generations Foundation’s Adrian and Nathalie Bercovici breakfast fundraiser at Le Stanza in St. Leonard last Friday raised $21,000, with the dynamic Jessica Laventure from Global TV’s Morning News on hand to file live reports.

Breakfast, fundraiser, a, success,

Drivers face suspension or retesting

June 4th, 2014

Ninety Laval residents who paid bribes to get their driving licenses’ will be contacted by the SAAQ in the coming weeks. They will either have their right to drive suspended or they may be retested, depending on what happened.

Drivers, face, suspension, or, retesting,

Demers on A-19

June 4th, 2014

Laval Mayor Marc Demers expressed support for the completion of the long-dormant Highway 19 project.
During an information meeting held in Laval by Quebec’s Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE), Demers said the project “is desirable insofar as it respects the concerns of Laval citizens,” adding that the final phase of the long-planned roadway should prioritize public transit.

Demers, on, A-19, Public, transit,, environment, must, be, priority

Laval receives ‘child friendly’ municipal distinction

June 4th, 2014

The city of Laval received certification for being a child friendly municipality on May 24, by Carrefour action municipale et famille the Municipal (CAMF).

Laval, receives, ‘child, friendly’, municipal, distinction,

Jewish Public Library celebrates its centennial anniversary

June 4th, 2014

The Jewish Public Library (JPL), a unique institution like no other in North America turned 100 years old this past May 1. Officially opening its doors through the efforts of Eastern European Jewish immigrants in 1914, at the time it was called The Yiddishe Folks Bibliotek and was located at 669 St. Urbain St.

Jewish, Public, Library, celebrates, its, centennial, anniversary,

Motel Raphaël launches first album

June 4th, 2014

There are many Montrealers out there who have a less than positive mental association with the name Motel Raphael. Even before its eventual closure and descent into literal squalor, the St. Jacques Street place of temporary lodging had a rather grimy reputation. 

Motel, Raphaël, launches, first, album,

High school student to sing at Carnegie Hall

June 4th, 2014

Grace Hancinsky-Jast, a Grade 9 student who attends The Study School For Girls in Westmount, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

High, school, student, , to, sing, at, Carnegie, Hall, ,

Miriam Foundation fourth annual art auction raises over $70,000

June 4th, 2014

On Wednesday May 28, over 200 art lovers gathered at the Loft Hotel on Terrasse Saint Denis (Sherbrooke Street East) for a cocktail dînatoire and art auction to support the Miriam Foundation.

Miriam, Foundation, fourth, annual, , art, auction, raises, over, $70,000,

‘There ain’t no such thing as a sure thing’

June 4th, 2014

This Saturday afternoon, California Chrome will race in New York’s Belmont Park attempting to win the third and final leg of the U.S. Triple Crown.

‘There, ain’t, no, such, thing, as, a, sure, thing’,

Love and marriage … or Otherhood?

June 4th, 2014

The number of Canadians who took the walk down the aisle to say ‘I do!’ has decreased almost continually since the beginning of the 1970s. In 1972, according to Statistics Canada, the rate was 9.2 marriages per 1,000 people. By 2008, that number had fallen to only 4.4 marriages per 1,000 — less than half the level it was 36 years earlier.

Love, and, marriage, …, or, Otherhood?, Melanie, Notkin, on, modern, women, finding, a, new, kind, of, happiness

Alouettes tee it up at annual tourney

June 4th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes hosted their annual Golf Tournament lastFriday at the Elm Ridge Country Club in Île Bizard.

Alouettes, tee, it, up, at, annual, tourney,

Ile Perrot’s Sun Kim claims CN Future Links Ontario title

June 4th, 2014

This will be some summer of competition for Canada’s young golfers if the second installment of the CN Future Links championship series is any indication of what lies ahead. The Future Links Ontario championship was contested at the Rock Golf Club in Minett, Ontario and Ile Perrot’s Sun Kim claimed the top spot in the Junior Boys division followed by a congested second place trio from Ontario, who all carded 216 scores for the three tournament rounds.

Ile, Perrot’s, Sun, Kim, claims, CN, Future, , Links, Ontario, title, Athlete, of, the, Week

The popular Les Mardis Cyclistes kicks off 2014 season

June 4th, 2014

Last Wednesday organizers of the popular Mardis Cyclistes bike races in Lachine staged a press conference to preview the 37th season, which got underway last night a LaSalle Park in Lachine. Among the speakers addressing the crowd were Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin who asked that everyone present applaud the Mardis founder and president, Joseph “Tino” Rossi who has led this sporting event since its inception. Dauphin reminisced as how Rossi started the criterium series back in 1978 by drawing the start line with chalk. 

The, popular, Les, Mardis, Cyclistes, kicks, off, 2014, season,

Last call to nominate your community for Kraft Celebration Tour

June 4th, 2014

The summertime road trip that captivates Canadian communities is back and it’s bigger than ever before. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the award-winning Kraft Celebration Tour launches today to help Canadians build better places to play. Whether that’s creating parks, improving baseball fields, or upgrading basketball courts, Kraft Canada and TSN want to celebrate and inspire communities to become active.

Last, call, to, nominate, your, community, for, Kraft, Celebration, Tour,

Lakeshore shuts down Rapids for road victory

June 4th, 2014

The FC Lakeshore U9 girls shutout the LaSalle Rapids 3-0 in girls’ soccer action Friday night at Raymond Park in LaSalle.
“It was a great team performance and excellent goaltending,” said Lakeshore head coach Stephanie Bonin about her team’s latest victory. “They’re great kids and were working very hard tonight on the field.”

Lakeshore, shuts, down, Rapids, for, road, victory, Lakeshore, 3, |, LaSalle, 0

Sun Kim of L'Ile-Perrot captures CN Future Links Ontario Title

May 30th, 2014

 Minett, Ont. (Golf  Canada) – The competition proved to be tough in the second  CN Future Links championship of the 2014 season, CN Future Links  Ontario. Team Canada Development Squad member Naomi Ko, 16, of  Victoria, B.C. and Sun Kim, 16, of L'Ile-Perrot, Que. claimed their  division titles at The Rock Golf Club in Minett, Ont. on  Sunday.

Sun, Kim, of, , L'Ile-Perrot, , captures, , CN, Future, Links, Ontario, Title,

Canadian Golf mourns the loss of Dick Grimm

May 30th, 2014

It is with great sadness that Golf  Canada, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the entire golf community  mourns the loss of Richard (Dick) Grimm, who passed away on May 26,  2014 at the age of 91.

Canadian, Golf, mourns, the, loss, of, Dick, Grimm, ,

CCA announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

May 30th, 2014

Kevin  Martin, a three-time Olympian who won gold at the 2010 Winter  Olympics in Vancouver and silver in 2002 at Salt Lake City, will be  joined by former Dominion Insurance Chief Executive Officer George  Cooke when the Class of 2014 is formally inducted at the CCA Hall of  Fame and Awards Gala on Aug. 26 in Niagara Falls Ont.

CCA, announces, 2014, Hall, of, Fame, class,

Bouchard claims first WTA title in Nurnberg Germany

May 30th, 2014

In only her second career Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) final, Westmount’s Eugenie Bouchard captured her first-ever singles title last Saturday following a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory ove

Bouchard, claims, first, , WTA, title, in, Nurnberg, Germany,

Alex Moore takes silver at Pan-Am championships

May 30th, 2014

Alex Moore’s path to international success is right on track after the Selwyn House student picked-up a silver medal at the Pan-American Games held last month in Reafe, Brazil.

Alex, Moore, takes, silver, at, Pan-Am, championships,

Le Marché launch

May 28th, 2014

The city’s first Provigo Le Marché store was launched with fanfare last week at Place de la Gare Jean-Talon, crossroads of two iconic arteries – Jean-Talon Street and Parc Avenue – and more than 100 nationalities in the heart of Montreal.

Le, Marché, launch, Iconic, location, for, new, store, concep

Mackay student book launch

May 28th, 2014

The imagery is powerful, the recollections crisp, the messages inspire and delight with some hearty laughs thrown in for good measure.

Mackay, student, book, launch,

Sami Fruits mulling new proposal for St. Laurent store

May 28th, 2014

The Sami Fruits store in St. Laurent is looking into submitting a new proposal to present to the borough of St. Laurent, so that they can operate a commercial enterprise in more than the 15 percent of the Jules Poitras premises allowed by zoning bylaws.

Sami, Fruits, mulling, new, proposal, for, St., Laurent, store,

The homeless and the police

May 28th, 2014

A report by a coalition of homeless assistance and advocacy groups says that physical abuse of the homeless by Montreal cops has decreased, while social profiling and verbal abuse persist.

The, homeless, and, the, police, Report, notes, less, physical,, more, verbal, abuse,, profiling

Remembering Marcel Côté

May 28th, 2014

We had met before, but my first meeting with Marcel Côté during the Mayoralty campaign took place on one of those perfect late summer Montreal afternoons that makes us all forget the city's problems and remember why we stay Montrealers.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Marcel Côté, mayoralty, Mayor Coderre

Let’s protect small business

May 28th, 2014

Eighty per cent of our new jobs are created by small business.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, small business, credit, independence, TMR Shopping Centre, Lucerne Road

Bill 52: How about “living” with dignity?

May 28th, 2014

The problem with prohibitionary law, is that when the prohibitions are lifted, a new set of problems can arise.  Government intervention in our privates lives and choices will always present such problems and dilemmas. And this is true with the re-introduced “Dying with dignity” Bill 52.

Bill, 52:, How, about, “living”, with, dignity?, The, dying, is, hard, enough

Charbonneau Commission witnesses

May 28th, 2014

Charbonneau, Commission, witnesses,

Vice-chair Nolet to run for LBPSB top job

May 28th, 2014

Angela Nolet wants to bring a more collaborative approach to the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB).

Vice-chair, Nolet, to, run, for, LBPSB, top, job,

Upcoming election will strain LBPSB budget

May 28th, 2014

New rules imposed on school board by the previous Parti Québécois government mean that during the coming school year Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) will be stuck paying the entire tab for its upcoming elections, Nov. 2.

Upcoming, election, will, strain, LBPSB, budget,

Angell Woods: Beaconsfield calls on Quebec to legislate

May 28th, 2014

Beaconsfield this week continued its efforts to preserve development property in Angell Woods as green space.
At its May 26 meeting, city council voted to allocate an additional $250,000 toward acquiring the land. The quarter-million dollar increase raised the total Beaconsfield has earmarked, possibly pushing its Angell Woods war chest above the $1 million mark. The city also passed a separate resolution that asked the province to pass a law to protect wetlands.

Angell, Woods:, Beaconsfield, calls, on, Quebec, to, legislate,

MTQ Poeti says West Island is public transit priority

May 28th, 2014

West and Off Island railway commuters can take Minister of Transport’ Robert Poeti’s recent comments to make improvements to the current system a priority as a hopeful sign that the Train de l’Ouest railway project will see the light of day.

MTQ, Poeti, says, West, Island, is, public, transit, priority, Coalition, for, the, Train, de, l’Ouest, Coalition, hopeful

Eighteenth prime minister of Canada visits Kuper Academy

May 28th, 2014

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th prime minister, made a visit to Kuper Academy in Kirkland last Friday morning as part of the school’s International Speaker Series.

Eighteenth, prime, minister, of, Canada, visits, Kuper, Academy, The, Rt., Hon., Brian, Mulroney, spoke, as, part, of, school’s, International, Speaker, Series

Public mothers’ milk bank now operational under Hema-Québec

May 28th, 2014

Héma-Québec has opened the first mothers’ breast milk food bank in Quebec. As of May 20, infants born extremely prematurely have had access to donated breast milk.  

Public, mothers’, milk, bank, now, operational, under, Hema-Québec,

MNAs promote breast cancer screening to cultural communities

May 28th, 2014

Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette noticed that the word on how to detect breast cancer early, while it’s still treatable, wasn’t getting through to many non-francophone Laval women.

MNAs, promote, breast, cancer, screening, to, cultural, communities,

AMT to charge for parking at Cartier Metro

May 28th, 2014

Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is about to test whether Laval residents will accept parking fees at its park’n’ride facility adjacent to Cartier Metro station.

AMT, to, charge, for, parking, at, Cartier, Metro,

East End home for cell network

May 28th, 2014

An East End Montreal hospital is home to a new national network on regenerative medicine and cell therapy research.
CellCAN will be based at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and directed by renowned cell therapy researcher Dr. Denis Claude Roy. The objective is to unite efforts of researchers, clinicians, funders, industry, charities, government members, patient representatives and the public. “Specifically, CellCAN will promote exchanges, cooperation, partnership development and innovation in regenerative medicine and cell therapy,” explained Roy.

East, End, home, for, cell, network,

Val Martin Community Centre invites parents to drop-by

May 28th, 2014

 Now that school is winding down, the Val Martin Community Centre invites parents to drop by, meet their employees and register for programs in September before they fill up.

Val, Martin, Community, Centre, invites, parents, to, drop-by,

A holistic approach to movement

May 28th, 2014

When businessman Ted Quint felt pain and discomfort from herniated discs, he knew he needed to do something to relieve it. At first, he turned to physiotherapy. It did help, but he said he felt like he was dealing with the symptoms rather than the cause. He also said he felt he needed something more vigorous. Then, eight years ago, he discovered the Gyrotonic Expansion System.

A, holistic, approach, to, movement,

A walk to remember

May 28th, 2014

On Friday, June 6, the Canadian Cancer Society will hold its annual West Island Relay for Life, a walk that raises money for research, services and offers support to those living with cancer. The 12-hour overnight event will include live entertainment and fun activities. One in three Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and, for those looking to help end the disease, Linda Stachula says it can be as easy as lacing up a pair of sneakers.

A, walk, to, remember, Relay, for, Life, brings, hope, to, cancer, survivors

Galerie Alan Klinkhoff: a new gallery updating an old tradition

May 28th, 2014

Entering Galerie Alan Klinkhoff it was déjà vu all over again when I was greeted by Alan, Helen, Jonathan and Craig (Dad, Mom and their two sons) reminiscent of back in the day when I would visit Galerie Walter Klinkhoff and being greeted by Walter, Trudy and their sons Eric and Alan.

Galerie, Alan, Klinkhoff:, , a, new, gallery, updating, an, old, tradition,

Buzzing with Fringe spirit

May 28th, 2014

The Fringe Festival has a bumblebee theme this year. Why? Well, why not? Heading into its 24th edition, the St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival has always marched to the beat of its own drum and anyone who is at all familiar with the annual event should know to just accept certain aspects of weirdness, such as the adoption of a bumblebee motif.

Buzzing, with, Fringe, spirit,

Addictive radio

May 28th, 2014

Two and a half years ago Aaron Rand stepped into an entirely new role for himself in Montreal radio. After more than two decades as the very funny morning show host at 92.5 FM, then known as Q92, he found himself at the helm of CJAD’s drive home public affairs program.

Addictive, radio, Veteran, morning, show, host, , Aaron, Rand, savours, the, drive, home, role

Comedy’s top festival booked by its top fan

May 28th, 2014

Like everything else, really, comedy was changed with the rise of social media. The divide between performer and spectator shrunk and new stars emerged who were able to embrace and adapt with the quickly-changing landscape of the scene.

Comedy’s, top, festival, booked, by, its, top, fan,

Bouchard claims first WTA title in Nurnberg Germany

May 28th, 2014

In only her second career Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) final, Westmount’s Eugenie Bouchard captured her first-ever singles title last Saturday following a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova at the WTA International Series event at the Nurnberg Versicherungscup in Nurnberg, Germany

Bouchard, claims, first, , WTA, title, in, Nurnberg, Germany,

Alex Moore takes silver at Pan-Am championships

May 28th, 2014

Alex Moore’s path to international success is right on track after the Selwyn House student picked-up a silver medal at the Pan-American Games held last month in Reafe, Brazil.

Alex, Moore, takes, silver, , at, Pan-Am, championships, Athlete, of, the, Week

The Y and Habs’ kids’ foundation score again with Hockey de Rue event

May 28th, 2014

The buzz was hockey — street hockey as the popular Hockey de Rue — Together for the Kids street hockey festival enjoyed its best edition yet. In its third year, the festival, a joint effort by the YM-YWHA and the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation, took on a new one day format versus the two-day events from the first two sessions of the tournament.

The, Y, and, Habs’, kids’, foundation, , score, again, with, Hockey, de, Rue, event,

Cobras edge past St. Léonard

May 28th, 2014

The Pierrefonds Cobras slid past the visiting FC St. Léonard 2-1 in girls’ U16 soccer action Saturday at Grier Park in Pierrefonds.

Cobras, edge, past, St., Léonard, Pierrefonds, 2, |, St., Leonard, 1

Lakeshore earns convincing road win over Westmount

May 28th, 2014

FC Lakeshore shutout Westmount 6-0 in girls’ U12 soccer action Friday at Westmount Park.

Lakeshore, earns, convincing, road, win, over, Westmount, Lakeshore, 6, |, Westmount, 0

A live dispatch from Los Angeles and the set of American Idol

May 23rd, 2014

LOS ANGELES -The 13th season of American Idol is history. While in Los Angeles last week I had the good fortune of  seeing a live presentation of the show and meeting the final three contestants: seventeen year old Jena Irene from Farmington Hills, Michigan;  rocker Caleb Johnson, 23, from Asheville,  North Carolina; and Alex Preston, 20, from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. Johnson was crowned the winner.

A, live, dispatch, from, Los, Angeles, and, the, set, of, American, Idol,

Monomania continues

May 23rd, 2014

The resurgence of mono sound in the last few years has been continuing, with the release of collections like Dion’s Complete Laurie Singles featuring Di Mucci’s solo songs (without the Belmonts) in their 45 RPM mixes, a box set of all of jazz legend Miles Davis’s Columbia label mono albums, a Sly and the Family Stone retrospective box set featuring the hit singles in mono for the most part and a complete Otis Redding Stax/Volt singles collection.

Monomania, continues,

The best foods to fight off spring allergies

May 23rd, 2014

Question:
What are the best foods to fight off spring allergies? Every year I get a runny nose, itchy eyes and mucus in my throat. Are there any foods I can eat so I can breathe easier and enjoy the warm weather?

The, best, foods, to, fight, off, spring, allergies,

An overnight stay in Granville Island

May 23rd, 2014

I love Vancouver, so when I knew we had to be in Los Angeles for a few days  I made sure to arrange for a  flight which enabled us to stay overnight in British Columbia’s largest city.

An, overnight, stay, in, Granville, Island, ,

YOLO! You Only Live Once

May 23rd, 2014

I'm sure you have heard the phrase "You only live once". The younger generation uses the newer acronym "YOLO" for the same meaning. 

YOLO!, , You, Only, Live, Once,

Nitza Parry: a truly remarkable woman

May 21st, 2014

Montreal’s Jewish community suffered a tremendous loss on May 9 with the passing of Nitza Parry — a mother, a valued teacher, a lifelong educator and a tireless advocate of Israeli culture.

Nitza, Parry:, a, truly, remarkable, woman,

“I just want a normal life!” – taxi driver Abraham Mesfun

May 21st, 2014

As if the rising price of gas wasn’t bad enough for business, city taxi drivers will now be forced to worry about what the Quebec’s taxman thinks about what they do for a living.

“I, just, want, a, normal, life!”, –, taxi, driver, Abraham, Mesfun,

Local community groups protest lack of metro access to MUHC

May 21st, 2014

With less than a few months to go before the opening of the new MUHC hospital, local community groups once again rallied their efforts to protest the lack of any kind of universal (and reasonable) access between the new hospital and what is now one of the busiest transit points in the city.

Local, community, groups, protest, lack, of, metro, access, to, MUHC,

Tyler brings expert witness

May 21st, 2014

French is not vulnerable in Quebec in general and in Montreal, sociologist and demographer Calvin Veltman said in Quebec Court last Thursday via video hookup from Amsterdam.

Tyler, brings, expert, witness, French, not, vulnerable, in, Quebec, says, ex-UQAM, demographer

Loffreda named "Mr. Quebec"

May 21st, 2014

C-suiteglobal, encompassing CEOCanada and CFOCanada hosted its annual awards luncheon last week. Tony Loffreda, Executive Vice-President of RBC, received the "Mr. Quebec" award.

Loffreda, named, "Mr., Quebec",

TOTC: “Triumph over adversity”

May 21st, 2014

City Hall launch of the 15th edition of Gemma Raeburn-Baynes' "TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN" last Thursday in the Salle d'Honneur. .

TOTC:, “Triumph, over, adversity”,

Nitza Parry: a truly remarkable woman

May 21st, 2014

Montreal’s Jewish community suffered a tremendous loss on May 9 with the passing of Nitza Parry — a mother, a valued teacher, a lifelong educator and a tireless advocate of Israeli culture.

Nitza, Parry:, a, truly, remarkable, woman,

A prescription for healthcare

May 21st, 2014

As the new Couillard administration prepares its agendas, let’s put some pressure on to make sure it gets healthcare reforms right. Health Minister Barrette knows the score. He knows what needs to be done. We must press that the government to have the political will to do it.

A, prescription, for, healthcare,

Half way to the Cup

May 21st, 2014

Half, way, to, the, Cup,

City of Beaconsfield to inspect for Emerald Ash Borer insects

May 21st, 2014

The city of Beaconsfield will be conducting inspections on private residences this summer with trained inspectors searching for Emerald Ash Borer insect proliferation trying to lessen the spread of the insidious bugs.

City, of, Beaconsfield, to, inspect, for, Emerald, Ash, Borer, insects,

Restaurant Terrasse Patrons 1, Dog Walkers 0

May 21st, 2014

The city of Ste. Anne de Bellevue passed a notice of motion at its May 12 council meeting that will become a bylaw at the next meeting revoking the right of owners to walk their dogs on the city's renowned boardwalk.

Restaurant, Terrasse, Patrons, 1,, Dog, Walkers, 0, Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue, revokes, dogs, on, boardwalk, policy

Afghan vet keeps giving back

May 21st, 2014

After a close brush with death in Afghanistan, Cpl. Franck Dupéré has chosen to channel his life journey right into a career as a motivational speaker. His experience as a soldier in Afghanistan has led him to speak to high school students, veterans and sports teams about his drive to accept what life has dealt him and grow from it.

Afghan, vet, keeps, giving, back,

Pierrefonds-Roxboro looks at bicycle path needs

May 21st, 2014

This past Tuesday morning, just after the long weekend, Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitrios Jim Beis and Jean-Marc L'Abbé, Director of Culture, Sports, Recreation and Social Development for the borough, set out from the corner of Sources and Pierrefonds during the morning rush hour to illustrate the fact that cycling beside cars can be dangerous and that more bicycle paths are needed in the borough.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, looks, at, bicycle, path, needs, , Mayor, Beis, and, colleague, cycle, during, morning, rush, hour, to, prove, point

Characterization of PCB soaked industrial park site begins

May 21st, 2014

Work is being done at the Reliance site in the Pointe Claire industrial park to finally rid the soil of the illegally stored PCBs that had gone undetected for years at the now defunct company.

Characterization, of, PCB, soaked, industrial, park, site, begins, City, of, Pointe, Claire, estimates, work, to, take, three, to, four, weeks

Laval house prices continue to defy drop in demand

May 21st, 2014

Condo prices continued to rise marginally in April, despite a continued drop in demand, the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board reported last week.

Laval, house, prices, continue, to, defy, drop, in, demand, Homes, remaining, on, market, much, longer

Red fm and Deserres partner up for breast cancer

May 21st, 2014

Radio station Red fm, 107.3, teamed up again this year with DeSerres stores to launch their seventh edition of the Dare to Give campaign to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation of Quebec.

Red, fm, and, Deserres, partner, up, for, breast, cancer,

Alouettes fans respond to club's annual blood drive

May 21st, 2014

The annual Montreal Alouettes Blood Donor Clinic took place last Wednesday at Place Ville Marie where 124 pints of blood were collected over the course of the day.

Alouettes, fans, respond, to, club's, annual, blood, drive,

Laval plans bold bid to save Mirabel

May 21st, 2014

Laval intends to ask Quebec to complete Highway 13 all the way to Mirabel Airport, which it wants the federal government to keep alive, David de Cotis told The Suburban.

Laval, plans, bold, bid, to, save, Mirabel,

Four consortia bidding to build Place Bell

May 21st, 2014

Laval announced last week that four teams of builders have bid on the contract to construct the proposed 10,000-seat Place Bell amphitheatre that will also comprise a 2,500-seat Olympic size ice rink and a 500-seat community rink.
Each of the four qualified bidders, Astaldi Canada, Groupe Complex Laval–Verrault, Magil-QMD and Pomerleau 3 cadences consists of a consortium of five to seven construction-related firms that have banded together to try to win the construction contract.

Four, consortia, bidding, to, build, Place, Bell,

Silent epic offers alternative to current blockbusters

May 21st, 2014

On Saturday, May 24, The Film Society will present a screening of the 1925 version of Ben Hur at Westmount Park United Church (4695 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.) at 7 p.m. The presentation will be accompanied by live musical accompaniment featuring piano, violin and percussion.

Silent, epic, offers, alternative, to, current, blockbusters,

For those still thinking of leaving Montreal

May 21st, 2014

I hope you’re not thinking of leaving Montreal anymore. Certainly not while the Canadiens have a shot at the Stanley Cup, and definitely not while this long-awaited warm weather has arrived when you can look forward to basking in the sun, enjoying our season of festivals, noshing in outdoor terraces or chowing down at roaming food trucks. Then again, if you’re determined to leave, what city will you choose?

For, those, still, thinking, of, leaving, Montreal,

Lyric Theatre salutes Broadway

May 21st, 2014

The Lyric Theatre Singers will be hitting the stage at the Concordia University’s DB Clarke Theatre (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W) for four performances June 12 to 14 with their new show Forever Broadway!, once again under the direction of Bob Bachelor and Chris Barillaro. The two have been working for several months towards compiling an eclectic mix of music aimed at audience members of all ages.

Lyric, Theatre, salutes, Broadway,

Peace through mediation

May 21st, 2014

As we have heard, read in the newspapers or seen on TV all too often, conflicts between neighbours and amongst family members can easily escalate, with results that can include the end of friendships, broken families, appeals to local government and — in some cases — even violence.

Peace, through, mediation, West, Island, YMCA, offers, alternative, conflict, resolutions, services

Looking good in paper

May 21st, 2014

Tracey Anne Kelly expresses her passion for fashion with exclusively dressed mannequins that are like no others being displayed in retail clothing stores. In fact, when people see them in the window she said they are in such awe that they cannot help from being drawn into the store.

Looking, good, in, paper,

International Cup Kids Playing for Kids

May 21st, 2014

The organizing committee of the International Cup Kids Playing for Kids [ICKPK] kicked-off their ninth edition if their tournament Thursday at the Restaurant Milsa in Montreal.

International, Cup, Kids, Playing, for, Kids,

Ball set to roll for third edition of Hockey de Rue

May 21st, 2014

This coming Sunday, May 25, the third edition of the popular Hockey de Rue — Together for the Kids street hockey festival will faceoff on Westbury Avenue with the funds raised at the day-long event will go to benefit the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA.

Ball, set, to, roll, for, third, edition, of, Hockey, de, Rue,

Pointe Claire’s Kimberly Watson earns NCAA scholarship

May 21st, 2014

It has been a good month for Pointe Claire’s Kimberly Watson as she helped the Dollard des Ormeaux water polo team to a club championship and also earned an athletic scholarship to New York City’s Wagner College.

Pointe, Claire’s, Kimberly, Watson, earns, NCAA, scholarship, DDO, water, polo, team, captures, National, Championship

Flory steps to the sidelines

May 21st, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes’ veteran offensive lineman Scott Flory announced his retirement last week ending a career that spanned 15 years exclusively with the Montreal Alouettes.

Flory, steps, to, the, sidelines,

NDGSA enjoys inaugural Icebreaker tournament

May 21st, 2014

The NDG Soccer Association (NDGSA) has launched the 2014 season in style as the organization hosted its first ever Icebreaker Soccer Tournament over Victoria Day weekend. While that was the first edition of the Icebreaker it was a proud return to the Soccer Quebec tournament schedule following a five year absence of the NDGSA.

NDGSA, enjoys, inaugural, Icebreaker, tournament,

Flory steps to the sidelines

May 21st, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes’ veteran offensive lineman Scott Flory announced his retirement last week ending a career that spanned 15 years exclusively with the Montreal Alouettes.

Flory, steps, to, the, sidelines,

NDGSA enjoys inaugural Icebreaker tournament

May 21st, 2014

NDGSA, enjoys, inaugural, Icebreaker, tournament,

International Cup Kids Playing for Kids

May 21st, 2014

The organizing committee of the International Cup Kids Playing for Kids [ICKPK] kicked-off their ninth edition if their tournament Thursday at the Restaurant Milsa in Montreal.

International, Cup, Kids, Playing, for, Kids,

Ponte Claire’s Kimberly Watson earns NCAA scholarship

May 21st, 2014

It has been a good month for Pointe Claire’s Kimberly Watson as she helped the Dollard des Ormeaux water polo team to a club championship and also earned an athletic scholarship to New York City’s Wagner College.

Ponte, Claire’s, Kimberly, Watson, earns, NCAA, scholarship, DDO, water, polo, team, captures, National, Championship

Silent epic offers alternative to current blockbusters

May 21st, 2014

On Saturday, May 24, The Film Society will present a screening of the 1925 version of Ben Hur at Westmount Park United Church (4695 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.) at 7 p.m. The presentation will be accompanied by live musical accompaniment featuring piano, violin and percussion.

Silent, epic, offers, alternative, to, current, blockbusters,

For those still thinking of leaving Montreal

May 21st, 2014

I hope you’re not thinking of leaving Montreal anymore. Certainly not while the Canadiens have a shot at the Stanley Cup, and definitely not while this long-awaited warm weather has arrived when you can look forward to basking in the sun, enjoying our season of festivals, noshing in outdoor terraces or chowing down at roaming food trucks. Then again, if you’re determined to leave, what city will you choose?

For, those, still, thinking, of, leaving, Montreal,

Peace through mediation

May 21st, 2014

As we have heard, read in the newspapers or seen on TV all too often, conflicts between neighbours and amongst family members can easily escalate, with results that can include the end of friendships, broken families, appeals to local government and — in some cases — even violence.

Peace, through, mediation, West, Island, YMCA, offers, alternative, conflict, resolutions, services

Lyric Theatre salutes Broadway

May 21st, 2014

The Lyric Theatre Singers will be hitting the stage at the Concordia University’s DB Clarke Theatre (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W) for four performances June 12 to 14 with their new show Forever Broadway!, once again under the direction of Bob Bachelor and Chris Barillaro. The two have been working for several months towards compiling an eclectic mix of music aimed at audience members of all ages.

Lyric, Theatre, salutes, Broadway,

Looking good in paper

May 21st, 2014

Tracey Anne Kelly expresses her passion for fashion with exclusively dressed mannequins that are like no others being displayed in retail clothing stores. In fact, when people see them in the window she said they are in such awe that they cannot help from being drawn into the store.

Looking, good, in, paper,

Ball set to roll for third edition of Hockey de Rue

May 21st, 2014

This coming Sunday, May 25, the third edition of the popular Hockey de Rue — Together for the Kids street hockey festival will faceoff on Westbury Avenue with the funds raised at the day-long event will go to benefit the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA.

Ball, set, to, roll, for, third, edition, of, Hockey, de, Rue,

Colour Run brightens CEGEP campus

May 21st, 2014


On Monday, May 12, students at Cégep Gérald Godin in Ste. Geneviève took part in a colourful fundraising run organized by first-year health science student Sarina Lalla.

Colour, Run, brightens, CEGEP, campus, Raises, funds, for, Cedars, Cancer, Institute

Half way to the Cup

May 21st, 2014

Half, way, to, the, Cup,

McGill medical student drafted by NFL's Kansas City Chiefs

May 16th, 2014

The Kansas City Chiefs selected McGill University offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2014 National Football League Draft, Saturday.

McGill, medical, student, drafted, by, NFL's, Kansas, City, Chiefs, NFL, 2014, Draft, Day

Media Marathon musters close to $40k for charity

May 16th, 2014

According to Marty Lamarre the chief organizer and the driving force behind the Montreal Media Hockey Marathon, edition 11 will go into the books as the biggest undertaking yet. Biggest undertaking also meant that the Otis Grant and Friends Foundation will benefit to the tune of close to $40,000, the biggest amount raised over the course of the Marathon, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, the sponsors, the media and celebrity teams and the teams who ponied up the money to play.

Media, Marathon, musters, , close, to, $40k, for, charity,

Superb fourth place overall finish for ALDO Racing Team at the Mexican 1000 Rally

May 16th, 2014

The Canadian rally-raid ALDO Racing Team of driver David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé can finally say "Mission Accomplished" after crossing the finish line in fourth place overall at the conclusion of the 2014 NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally. The four-day event held in the Mexican peninsula of Baja California started May 11 and concluded this Wednesday in San Jose del Cabo.

Superb, fourth, place, overall, , finish, for, ALDO, Racing, Team, at, the, Mexican, 1000, Rally, Mission, Accomplished, for, ALDO, Racing, at, the, NORRA, Mexican, 1000, Rally

Als unveil 2014 upgrades for fans’ game experience

May 16th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes unveiled their new season’s fan-oriented features at the Als’ home turf of Molson Stadium Friday at La Station des Sports in Montreal last Friday evening.

Als, unveil, 2014, upgrades, for, fans’, game, experience,

Striving to improve

May 16th, 2014

Everyone strives to be better every day; McGill’s Neil Blunden got recognized for it being named the Redmen’s most improved player.

Striving, to, improve, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Europe Day marked at Hellenic centre gala

May 14th, 2014

The 64th annual May 9 Europe Day celebration, recognizing a united Europe, was marked at a gala event Friday at the Hellenic Community Centre of Montreal in Côte des Neiges.

Europe, Day, marked, at, Hellenic, centre, gala,

Montreal working to get lead below new drinking water limits

May 14th, 2014

Montreal’s water service reported last week that the quality of water samples from the six drinking water plants on the island contained no problematic microbiological or organic substances.

Montreal, working, to, get, lead, below, new, drinking, water, limits,

RBC investment advisor feted for 30 years of service

May 14th, 2014

A gala ceremony was held on the top floor of Place Ville Marie last week to mark Bruce Kent’s 30 years with Royal Bank of Canada Dominion Securities, and his work for the community as a whole.

RBC, investment, advisor, feted, for, 30, years, of, service, Bruce, Kent, marks, occasion, with, $100,000, donation, to, Canadian, Society, for, Yad, Vashem

Store zoning inflames passions in St. Laurent

May 14th, 2014

Last week’s St. Laurent council meeting was far from its normally sedate state, as hundreds of supporters of the Sami Fruits store in the low-income Jules Poitras area of the borough overflowed the council chamber and city hall.

Store, zoning, inflames, passions, in, St., Laurent,

CDN parking woes

May 14th, 2014

Nancy Bucovetsky calls it “the pregnancy that goes on and on.” The Côte des Neiges resident lambasted the city’s glacial response to decades of traffic and parking woes in her neighborhood, which surrounds Ste. Justine Hospital, currently undergoing massive expansion.

CDN, parking, woes, Councillor, to, present, motion

Canada's National Day of Honour

May 14th, 2014

Last Friday Canada paid tribute to the veterans and the fallen who served in Afghanistan. It was a unique tribute. It was necessary, and it brought comfort and recognition to the families of our soldiers and pride to all Canadians.

Canada's, National, Day, of, Honour, One, of, our, finest, hours

“Taste of the Caribbean” makes hope and change more than just words for disadvantaged youth

May 14th, 2014

I am proud to serve as Co-President and Co-chair with Tony Loffreda, Executive Vice-President of RBC of the 15th annual Taste of the Caribbean Festival and of the 1st Nights of the Caribbean VIP evening. But I have found that too many don't know the real history and purpose of this extraordinary undertaking. So I am taking this opportunity to share some thoughts.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Taste of the Caribbean, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, Nights of the Caribbean, Barack Obama, Special Events Chef Daniel W. Thomas, disadvantaged youth

Bring Back Our Girls

May 14th, 2014

Bring, Back, Our, Girls,

Beaconsfield wants to protect Angell Woods

May 14th, 2014

The city of Beaconsfield passed a resolution at its April council meeting seeking for two portions of land on Angell Woods to be protected by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment Ministry.

Beaconsfield, wants, to, protect, Angell, Woods, One, of, the, land, owners, says, Bourelle, "switched, positions", on, development

Fairview Terminus gets upgrade

May 14th, 2014

Work began on Monday to upgrade the Fairview Terminus in order for the drop off point to handle the new accordion style buses that are larger than the current express ones being used.

Fairview, Terminus, gets, upgrade,

Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and West Island form legal body

May 14th, 2014

At a recent meeting in Vaudreuil-Dorion, the 35 municipalities of the off and West Island have been formed under the official legal title of "Regroupement des municipalités de l'Ouest", an entity that now comprises more than 1,200 square kilometres and almost half a million residents.

Vaudreuil-Soulanges, MRC, and, West, Island, form, legal, body, 35, municipalities, under, "Regroupement, des, municipalités, de, l'Ouest"

Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ahuntsic-Cartierville team up again for Route Bleue

May 14th, 2014

With more than 150 paddlers taking part in last year's inaugural event known as Route Bleue where the boroughs of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ahuntsic-Cartierville joined together to give Montrealers a chance to see their boroughs and cities from another perspective, on the water, both boroughs announced at a press conference held at Bois de Liesse Nature Park.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, and, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, team, up, again, for, Route, Bleue,

Vaudreuil-Hudson riders can have their say on their commuting future

May 14th, 2014

Once again, the AMT (Agence métropolitaine de Transport) will be holding public consultations and regular commuters on the Vaudreuil-Hudson line should circle next Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. on their calendars.

Vaudreuil-Hudson, riders, can, have, their, say, on, their, commuting, future,

Vandoos flag flew high at Laval city hall on National Day of Honour

May 14th, 2014

City council invited the public to observe a moment of silence during its May 5 meeting, to pay tribute to soldiers who had served in Afghanistan since 2001, 20 of whom are from Laval.

Vandoos, flag, flew, high, at, Laval, city, hall, on, National, Day, of, Honour,

Police praised for program to protect seniors

May 14th, 2014

The Quebec police academy has singled out Laval Police for the excellence of its community policing.

Police, praised, for, program, to, , protect, seniors,

Original judgment correct in English trademark case: Tyler

May 14th, 2014

The Superior Court judge who ruled in favour of stores like Best Buy and Old Navy was correct in stating they do not have to add French descriptors to their names in Quebec, lawyer Brent Tyler said Friday.

Original, judgment, correct, in, English, , trademark, case:, Tyler,

Municipal offices recognize volunteers’ work

May 14th, 2014

Chomedey, Ste. Rose, Vimont and Auteuil city councillors again this year held a party to honor neighborhood volunteers, April 24.

Municipal, offices, recognize, volunteers’, work,

Zoning, snow removal and drainage on new ombudsman’s radar

May 14th, 2014

Laval’s new ombudsman submitted her first annual report to city hall, May 5.

Zoning,, snow, removal, and, drainage, on, new, ombudsman’s, radar,

Moving up from sketch to short feature

May 14th, 2014

In the age of YouTube and inexpensive digital cameras, it’s relatively easy to film a short sketch and upload it to the Internet.

Moving, up, from, sketch, to, short, feature, Boo, Ya, Pictures, releases, Lazy, Boyz

One foot in front of the other

May 14th, 2014

Carmen Basler always knew she wanted to help people. It’s why she became a nurse and began working at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. But in 1984, at age 25, her life would be turned upside down by multiple sclerosis.
According to the MS Society of Canada, an estimated 100,000 Canadians have the complex neurological disease that can affect vision, hearing, speech, memory, balance and mobility. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, it can also affect children as young as two.

One, foot, in, front, , of, the, other, , Annual, walk, brings, hope, for, people, living, with, MS

La Dolce Vita fundraising event raises $55,000

May 14th, 2014

For more than 40 years, the Miriam Foundation has held many events to support their mission — to make a difference in the lives of children living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities.

La, Dolce, Vita, fundraising, , event, raises, $55,000, Benefits, the, Miriam, Foundation, and, , the, Unicorn, Children’s, Foundation

Table for one

May 14th, 2014

Tennessee Williams once said that he didn’t mind sleeping alone, but he hated eating alone. I agree. I think dining out alone in a fine restaurant sucks. I always feel awkward and uncomfortable. I prefer company when I eat out but not everyone does.

Table, for, one,

CSL Dramatic Society catches a great musical

May 14th, 2014

Following up on last year’s successful production of Fiddler on the Roof, the Côte Saint Luc Dramatic Society will this year present the musical production of Catch Me If You Can from June 3 to 22 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium (5801 Cavendish Blvd.)

CSL, Dramatic, Society, catches, a, great, musical,

Als unveil 2014 upgrades for fans’ game experience

May 14th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes unveiled their new season’s fan-oriented features at the Als’ home turf of Molson Stadium Friday at La Station des Sports in Montreal last Friday evening.

Als, unveil, 2014, upgrades, for, fans’, game, experience,

Quebec dominates in Border Bowl match-up

May 14th, 2014

The Quebec Minor Football league all stars hosted the Rising Stars of Greater Toronto to a 34-0 shut-out Saturday at Keith Ewenson Field LaSalle in the pre-season Border Bowl.

Quebec, dominates, in, Border, Bowl, match-up,

Media Marathon musters close to $40k for charity

May 14th, 2014

According to Marty Lamarre the chief organizer and the driving force behind the Montreal Media Hockey Marathon, edition 11 will go into the books as the biggest undertaking yet. Biggest undertaking also meant that the Otis Grant and Friends Foundation will benefit to the tune of close to $40,000, the biggest amount raised over the course of the Marathon, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, the sponsors, the media and celebrity teams and the teams who ponied up the money to play.

Media, Marathon, musters, close, to, $40k, for, charity,

Striving to improve

May 14th, 2014

Everyone strives to be better every day; McGill’s Neil Blunden got recognized for it being named the Redmen’s most improved player.

Striving, to, improve, Athlete, of, the, Week

Spidey set to mesmerize Mile End Community Mission

May 9th, 2014

If you have ever seen a movie at the Cinema Guzzo chain then you are most familiar with Spidey, whose real name is Bedros Akkelian. A former Canada’s Got Talent finalist and star of the Guzzo Magic series, with neat segments shown before each movie, he will be the special guest performer at a benefit show for the Mile End Community Mission at the Rialto Théâtre (5723 Parc Avenue)  on Monday, May 26 (8 p.m.)

Spidey, set, to, mesmerize, , Mile, End, Community, Mission,

I’d like my music with extra grease, please

May 9th, 2014

Health concerns dictate that I eat a healthy diet, which means I avoid fried foods, high fat meats and, above all, grease.

I’d, like, my, music, with, extra, grease,, please,

Foods that can lower your blood pressure

May 9th, 2014

Question:
I’ve been recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Are there any foods I can eat to lower it?

Foods, that, can, lower, your, blood, pressure,

Walking With The Enemy an outstanding film about the Holocaust

May 9th, 2014

As far as Holocaust films go, Walking With The Enemy (walkingwiththeenemy.com) provides a fresh angle on what we have seen on the screen in recent decades. “Inspired” by the true story of Pinchas Rosenbaum, who by suiting up in the uniform of  a dead SS officer managed to save thousands of Jewish people from death in Nazi concentration camps near the end of World War II, this thriller will definitely have you glued to your seat.

Walking, With, The, Enemy, an, outstanding, film, about, the, Holocaust,

Being perfectly impurfect

May 9th, 2014

A very long time ago I made a bold decision to reduce some of the high expectations “I” had created in my life.  Not all, just some to ease the stress.  Some of the nonsense stuff that’s useless and irritating.  Currently, I just don’t “care” about the non-important aspects in my life. 

Being, perfectly, impurfect,

Bruins-Habs analogy

May 7th, 2014

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Hockey Boston, Bruins, Montreal, Canadiens, Hummer, Ford, Fiesta, flags, cars, cartoon, editorial, political, playoffs, rivalry

Scarpaleggia says ‘Let's Talk’ with constituents

May 7th, 2014

When he is not working in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Lac St. Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia likes to make sure that all constituents in his riding, roughly 42,000 doors, can be heard if need be.

Scarpaleggia, says, ‘Let's, Talk’, with, constituents, Lac, St., Louis, MP, holds, informal, chat, with, citizens

Pointe Claire presents diagnosis for the village's future

May 7th, 2014

After consulting with the public last June and November, the city of Pointe Claire released its diagnosis for the future of the village last week.

Pointe, Claire, presents, diagnosis, for, the, village's, future,

Parents incensed June 23 made regular school day

May 7th, 2014

Lester B. Person School Board (LBPSB) commissioners split evenly over whether to reinstate Monday, June 23 as a regular school day, during an emotionally charged debate at its April 28 meeting.

Parents, incensed, June, 23, made, regular, school, day, “Ninety-nine, percent, of, students, won’t, go, to, school, that, day”

Heather Holmes named new DG for LGH Foundation

May 7th, 2014

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) chairman Bernie Marcotte introduced Heather Holmes as the charity’s new managing director during a news conference at Baton Rouge restaurant, May 1.

Heather, Holmes, named, new, DG, for, LGH, Foundation,

Development coming to Queen of Angels Academy property

May 7th, 2014

This past January, the longtime private English school's Queen of Angels Academy in Dorval announced that because of chronic low enrollment, the institution would close its doors after the end of this academic year.

Development, coming, to, Queen, of, Angels, Academy, property, City, of, Dorval, permits, residential, zoning

Verdun student Amanda Ghandhi wins Lieutenant-Governor’s Youth Medal

May 7th, 2014

Beurling student Amanda Ghandhi, who lives in Crawford Park, has won a Lieutenant-Governor’s Youth Medal for her remarkable academic performance and community leadership.

Verdun, student, Amanda, Ghandhi, wins, Lieutenant-Governor’s, Youth, Medal,

10,000 Montrealers celebrate Israel!

May 7th, 2014

Some 10,000 Montrealers turned out in glorious and cloud-free weather Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Israel’s independence during the annual downtown Partnership rally.

10,000, Montrealers, celebrate, Israel!,

Proposed St. Laurent drive-thru bylaw sparks concern

May 7th, 2014

The borough of St. Laurent held a public consultation meeting a week ago Wednesday on a proposed bylaw that would prohibit future drive-thru facilities for restaurants, pharmacies and banks in densely populated areas, especially around current and future Metro and train stations.

Proposed, St., Laurent, drive-thru, bylaw, sparks, concern,

Faith and secularism after the election

May 7th, 2014

In many ways we may be experiencing the end of the cultural wars that have marked Quebec politics and Quebec life for the past many decades.

Faith, and, secularism, after, the, election,

Défi Canderel celebrates 25 years

May 7th, 2014

Tomorrow, Montrealers will be participating in the 25th Défi Canderel to conquer cancer. Like its founder Jonathan Wener, this is one charitable event that crosses all solitudes and engages all Montrealers. It has raised over ten million dollars since its start, and this year will set a remarkable new record of over $1.1 million dollars, more than twice last year's amount.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Jonathan Wener, Défi Canderel, cancer, charitable event, Susan Wener

15th Edition of "Taste of the Caribbean" starts Monday

May 7th, 2014

Prepare your palates: the best flavours of the West Indies and surrounding coast will return to Montreal next week.
Taste of the Caribbean (www.atasteofthecaribbean.ca) will kick off its fifteenth annual food festival on the West Island for the first time, Monday night, at Bistro Nolah in Dollard des Ormeaux.

15th, Edition, of, "Taste, of, the, Caribbean", starts, Monday,

Get involved!

May 7th, 2014

Our editorial after the Liberal election victory was entitled "Stay vigilant!" It warned that this is not a time to let our guard down and that we should keep our politicians aware of our priorities. Part of that, was a continued engagement in public affairs.

Get, involved!, Let's, make, one, "us", the, new, Quebec, model

Drug-resistant infections are on the rise

May 7th, 2014

When sensational headlines appear, I usually tell everyone to take a deep breath and relax as the hype rarely matches the reality. However, this is one of the situations where you and I can’t be worried enough and where we all have very important roles to play.

Drug-resistant, , infections, are, on, the, rise, Why, you, should, be, concerned

A return to duty in Montreal

May 7th, 2014

Odds are, if you’re a classic rock fan and also happen to be Canadian, you’re going to be familiar with the music of Kim Mitchell. The singer-songwriter has achieved gold and multiplatinum sales status over a long and storied career, starting in the early 1970s as the vocalist and guitarist for Max Webster.

A, return, to, duty, in, Montreal, Kim, Mitchell, to, perform, at, Club, Soda, on, May, 9

Top Girls hosts a table full of powerful issues at the Segal Centre

May 7th, 2014

Caryl Churchill’s modern classic Top Girls, (first produced at London’s Royal Theatre in 1982) is the last play of the 2013-2014 English theatre season at the Segal Centre. The original play, considered highly innovative during the Margaret Thatcher era, continues to make an impact today. Featuring an all-female cast, this is a play that raises vital issues that successful women have been grappling with across the ages.

Top, Girls, hosts, a, table, full, of, , powerful, issues, at, the, Segal, Centre,

Centaur closes season with musical mayhem

May 7th, 2014

Following the passing of actor Bob Hoskins last week, I got to thinking about the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? There’s a memorable scene in which Daffy and Donald Duck engage in a heated on-stage piano duel, which culminates in slapstick mayhem.

Centaur, closes, season, , with, musical, mayhem, 2, Pianos,, 4, Hands, to, run, until, May, 25

Mother Goose rhymes are grim fairy tales

May 7th, 2014

Mother Goose Day was observed on May 1.  Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. It’s a day to appreciate nursery rhymes and stories. I don’t appreciate them so forgive me Gloria that I didn’t celebrate the day.

Mother, Goose, rhymes, are, grim, fairy, tales,

Celebrating jazz great Oliver Jones

May 7th, 2014

On Sunday, May 11, Union United Church (UUC) and the Borough of Côte des Neiges /Notre Dame de Grâce will hold a fundraising concert to benefit the church’s infrastructure capital campaign. Dr. Oliver Jones: Celebrating 75 Years of Musical Excellence will be held at the Oscar Peterson Hall (7141 Sherbrooke St. W.) starting at 7 p.m.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Oliver Jones, Union United Church, Oscar Peterson Hall, concert, Erene Anthony, music, Marie-Josée Lord, Kim Richardson, Jonathan Emile

Special Olympians score big fun at floor hockey tourney

May 7th, 2014

The South West Island local of Special Olympics hosted their bi-annual invitational hockey tournament this weekend at the Gadbois Center in Ville Emard.

Special, Olympians, score, big, fun, at, floor, hockey, tourney,

Lobster dinner for sports

May 7th, 2014

The inaugural edition of the Centre Multisports lobster dinner, to benefit sports organizations in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, will take place on Wednesday, June 18.

Lobster, dinner, for, sports, June, 18, at, the, Centre, Multisports, in, Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Montreal Media Hockey Marathon faces-off for Otis Grant and Friends Foundation

May 7th, 2014

The 11th edition of the Montreal Media Hockey Marathon will drop the puck this Saturday on the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe’s four rinks looking to add to the more than $270,000 raised for the Otis Grant and Friends Foundation over the first 10 events.

Montreal, Media, Hockey, Marathon, , faces-off, for, Otis, Grant, and, Friends, Foundation,

Registration now open for Louise Beauchamp residence

May 7th, 2014

 Last month, Laval’s municipal housing department (l’Office municipal d’habitation de Laval —OMHL) began accepting applications from seniors who want to live in a new eight-storey Gold-LEED certified building that will be ready for occupation in November.

Registration, now, open, for, Louise, Beauchamp, residence,

Peter G. Hall in Laval tomorrow

May 7th, 2014

Economic forecaster Peter G. Hall will be at the Château Royal, 3500 Boulevard du Souvenir tomorrow morning to speak to more than 150 Laval exporters.

Peter, G., Hall, in, Laval, tomorrow,

Vaillancourt trial set for next year

May 7th, 2014

April 7, 2015, is the date set for the preliminary inquiry for former mayor of Laval Gilles Vaillancourt and 36 other individuals arrested by UPAC in its Projet Honorer case.

Vaillancourt, trial, set, for, next, year,

Work shuts half of Pie-IX

May 7th, 2014

Commuters coming from Laval or getting around Montreal’s East End should take note: Some much needed infrastructure work beneath Pie-IX Boulevard means traffic headaches for the rest of 2014.

Work, shuts, half, of, Pie-IX, Reserved, bus,, taxi, lanes

A-19 is one step closer

May 7th, 2014

The completion of Autoroute 19 is a step closer to fruition with a Quebec government announcement of an information session for the launch of public environmental hearings later this month.

A-19, is, one, step, closer, , Work, to, begin, 2016

The Study serves up GMAA Juvenile girls tennis title

May 7th, 2014

The Study took the gold and silver medals in the singles and a silver in the doubles event at the GMAA juvenile girls tennis championships last week, which was contested at Club Sportif Côte de Liesse in St. Laurent.

The, Study, serves, up, GMAA, Juvenile, girls, tennis, title,

TELUS Cup silver for Les Grenadiers in marathon final

May 2nd, 2014

The Chateauguay Grenadiers lost a marathon heartbreaker at the TELUS Cup following a 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Prince Albert Mintos at Canada’s 41st National Midget Championship on Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

TELUS, Cup, silver, for, Les, Grenadiers, in, marathon, final, Prince, Albert, 4, -, Chateauguay, 3, , (3, OT)

McGill duo from CIS national champion Martlets invited to Hockey Canada tryout camp

May 2nd, 2014

Gabrielle Davidson of Pte. Claire, Que., and Brittney Fouracres of Calgary – both members of the McGill University national champion women's hockey team – are among 104 players invited by Hockey Canada to attend a national team strength and conditioning camp at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., May 7-11.

McGill, duo, from, CIS, national, champion, Martlets, invited, to, Hockey, Canada, tryout, camp,

Hike for Hope and LIVe for the Cause Cocktail Gala

May 2nd, 2014

When 24 year-old Olivia Monton implicates herself to benefit others, she does it wholeheartedly and for all the right reasons. A genuine human being, she is tenacious with a roll-up-yoursleeves attitude that attracts people to her causes. Born with an undetected congenital malformation – an extra bone in her back - at 13 she suddenly experienced severe pain while standing. Two pedicles snapped in her back, but it would be a year of pain until the diagnosis was confirmed. The competitive swimmer, who loved her sport, became somewhat of a medical anomaly. Doctors in Montreal were convinced that noninvasive treatments were the way to go. Ultimately, surgery in Montreal was not an option.

Hike, for, Hope, and, LIVe, for, , the, Cause, Cocktail, Gala,

The Most Important Hockey Painting

May 2nd, 2014

Having been in the business of Canadian art for four decades and being a hockey fan, with the impending excitement of a Habs vs Bruins playoff series, we are proud to share with you what we believe is the finest hockey painting. (The artist himself puts in a cameo appearance in the lower right.)

The, Most, Important, Hockey, Painting,

Gold and silver for Canada at World Seniors

May 2nd, 2014

It was a gold-medal repeat for the Canadian men at the 2014 World Senior Curling Championships as Wayne Tallon capped off a perfect week, finishing on the top of the podium at the Ice Bowl in Dumfries, Scotland, on Wednesday morning.

Gold, and, silver, for, Canada, at, World, Seniors,

Richler snooker!

April 30th, 2014

Patrick Guigui loves snooker! But he really loves snooker. He decided to marry his passion with one of his others, the writer Mordechai Richler.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Patrick Guigui, Mordechai Richler, snooker, Le Skratch

A dream realized

April 30th, 2014

Back in November I wrote that noted developer and community leader Jonathan Wener  is known for making the difficult doable and the impossible achievable. I was referring to his unrivalled leadership of Montreal's first Mega-Mission to Israel almost twenty years ago.  This year, joined by energetic co-chair Gail Adelson-Markowitz, they have broken all records for what is shaping up to be a new standard in Montreal's ongoing commitment to the State.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Montreal, Mega Mission, Israel, Jonathan Wener, Gail Adelson-Markowitz

Concordia bestows Dallaire Award on Irwin Cotler

April 30th, 2014

Last week, during Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities, Concordia University’s MIGS (Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies) recognized Professor Irwin Cotler for his fight against genocide and other ongoing crimes against humanity.

Concordia, bestows, Dallaire, Award, on, Irwin, Cotler,

West end well-represented in Couillard cabinet

April 30th, 2014

Apart from NDG’s Kathleen Weil, whose exclusive interview is on today’s cover, the rest of the west end of Montreal is also well represented in new Quebec premier Philippe Couillard’s cabinet, whose members were announced last Wednesday.
Mount Royal MNA Pierre Arcand is Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Lanaudiere and Laurentians.

West, end, well-represented, in, Couillard, cabinet,

Kathleen Weil’s new mandate

April 30th, 2014

As Quebec’s once and future minister of immigration, NDG’s Kathleen Weil is already working on at least three issues that she believes will do a lot to define her time as a minister in both Quebec’s new Liberal administration as well as her time as a working MNA for the people of NDG.

Kathleen, Weil’s, new, mandate,

“To every person, there is a name”

April 30th, 2014

B’nai Brith Canada held its annual ceremony on the steps of Montreal city hall Monday to remember the individual victims of the Holocaust.

“To, every, person,, there, is, a, name”, Holocaust, victims, remembered, at, Montreal, city, hall

“Mr. Abbas, your actions belie your words.”

April 30th, 2014

We write this on Monday, April 28th,  the day the world commemorates the Holocaust.

“Mr., Abbas,, your, actions, belie, your, words.”, , ,

How the PQ eviscerated itself

April 30th, 2014

Washington, DC — In another time; in another society, following April 7 electoral defeat, the leaders of the Parti Québécois would have given Mme. Marois a revolver with one bullet and escorted her to a closed room.
A Medieval Era response would have been more polite — simply consigned her to a nunnery to live out her days contemplating the errors of her ways.

How, the, PQ, eviscerated, itself,

Bruins Habs rivalry

April 30th, 2014

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Napoleon, editorial, cartoon, Montreal, hockey, NHL, playoffs, Canadiens, Boston, Bruins, Brendan Gallagher, Zdeno Chara

Kelley returns as aboriginal affairs minister

April 30th, 2014

Although this will be his third time as minister of aboriginal affairs, Jacques-Cartier MNA Geoffrey Kelley is as excited as when he received the posting the first time in 2005. At Kelley's swearing in, many chiefs representing various Native Canadian communities were in attendance and happy to have him back.

Kelley, returns, as, aboriginal, affairs, minister, Third, time, Jacques-Cartier, MNA, has, held, the, post

Rookie Nelligan MNA appointed as president of treasury board

April 30th, 2014

Nelligan MNA Martin Coiteux has been appointed as minister of government administration and program revision as well as president of the province's treasury board for the next government mandate.

Rookie, Nelligan, MNA, appointed, as, president, of, treasury, board, Martin, Coiteux, also, minister, of, government, admin, and, program, revision

Newly appointed finance minister's first priority is to prepare budget

April 30th, 2014

Although Robert-Baldwin MNA and newly appointed Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão has been doing the media rounds of late talking about his new responsibilities, Leitão told The Suburban in an interview that "this is the last people will be hearing from me publically for a while as my first priority will be preparing a budget for the province that should be ready in June."

Newly, appointed, finance, minister's, first, priority, is, to, prepare, budget, Carlos, Leitão, aims, for, June

LBPSB boots parent, commissioner and opposition candidate

April 30th, 2014

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) Chair Suanne Stein Day called for police to remove two members of the public during an unusually fraught school commissioners’ meeting, April 28.

LBPSB, boots, parent,, commissioner, and, opposition, candidate,

WIPCR ninth annual charity breakfast great success

April 30th, 2014

"It doesn't matter where you live, if we have an empty bed, we will help you," Teresa Dellar said, describing the West Island Palliative Care Residence's philosophy about helping families and patients deal with end of life issues with dignity.

WIPCR, ninth, annual, charity, breakfast, great, success,

Laval economy slows, as investment dips below $1 billion

April 30th, 2014

Concerns that Laval’s business juggernaut might be stalling arose last week, after Laval Technopole reported that capital investment in Quebec’s third-largest city had fallen below the $1 billion threshold for the first time in many years.

Laval, economy, slows,, as, investment, dips, below, $1, billion,

School boards say they can’t cover upcoming election costs

April 30th, 2014

Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) is about to join with its counterparts from throughout Quebec to ask the province to pick up the tab for upcoming school boards elections, Nov. 2.

School, boards, say, they, can’t, cover, upcoming, election, costs,

Charbonneau to represent Laval in cabinet

April 30th, 2014

There’s a Laval resident at the Quebec cabinet table again. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard tapped thrice-elected Mille Îles MNA Francine Charbonneau to serve as family minister, as well as minister for seniors. She will also lead the provinces fight against bullying.

Charbonneau, to, represent, Laval, in, cabinet,

City tightens fire safety law

April 30th, 2014

Carbon monoxide detectors are now obligatory for many Laval homeowners, thanks to a new fire safety bylaw L-12137 that city council adopted, April 1.

City, tightens, fire, safety, law,

Laval native speaks from heart about Afghan experience

April 30th, 2014

After a close brush with death in Afghanistan, former Laval resident Cpl. Franck Dupéré has chosen to channel his life journey right into a career as a motivational speaker. His experience as a soldier in Afghanistan has led him to speak to high school students, veterans and sports teams about his drive to accept what life has dealt him and grow from it.

Laval, native, speaks, from, heart, about, Afghan, experience,

A potential danger stalking your parents if they are suffering from dementia

April 30th, 2014

Patients with dementia often have important behavioural problems: they wander off, can become confused and, in some cases, there is a risk of aggression and violence.

A, potential, danger, stalking, , your, parents, if, they, are, , suffering, from, dementia,

Resurrecting Judy

April 30th, 2014

On October 29, 1961, Judy Garland delivered one of her signature performances at the Montreal Forum.

Resurrecting, Judy,

McGill Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to its founder

April 30th, 2014

When the McGill Chamber Orchestra next plays for the public on May 6 at the Bourgie Hall (1380 Sherbrooke St. E.), it will perform several pieces from different composers, including one near and dear to its own history.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Montreal, concert, Bourgie Hall, MCO, Maxime Goulet, Alexander Brott, Boris Brott, Anita Pari, Azrieli Foundation

West Island students raise money for Dans la Rue

April 30th, 2014

On April 3, seven musical teens rocked the house at Beaconsfield High School, raising $1,350 for Dans la Rue, which provides assistance to homeless youth and youth at risk.

West, Island, students, raise, , money, for, Dans, la, Rue,

A conversation between poetry and illustration

April 30th, 2014

Correspondences is likely one of the most uniquely-assembled collections of poetry you’ll ever come across. Published by McLelland & Stewart, the book shatters almost every literary convention imaginable, right down to the physical format itself.

A, conversation, between, , poetry, and, illustration, Anne, Michaels, and, Bernice, Eisenstein, , collaborate, for, unique, project

Cheerfully I’m still eating Cheerios

April 30th, 2014

I’m not the type of guy who lines up in the morning at a Tim Hortons or McDonald’s drive-thru gulping down coffee with a croissant or a muffin.

Cheerfully, I’m, still, eating, Cheerios,

Alouettes challenged in charity hoop game

April 30th, 2014

Several Montreal Alouettes players were in attendance at Hoopfest held at
Lower Canada College’s fabulous facilities.

Alouettes, challenged, in, charity, hoop, game,

Hoop Fest X: A tremendous success

April 30th, 2014

Last Sunday Lower Canada College played host to the tenth anniversary of the Trevor Williams Kids Foundation’s major fundraising initiative. The Foundation advances the hope for our youth through its program of “Zones” that combat bullying and violence while encouraging academic success and positive learning using sport.

Hoop, Fest, X:, A, tremendous, success,

TELUS Cup silver for Les Grenadiers in marathon final

April 30th, 2014

The Chateauguay Grenadiers lost a marathon heartbreaker at the TELUS Cup following a 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Prince Albert Mintos at Canada’s 41st National Midget Championship on Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

TELUS, Cup, silver, for, Les, Grenadiers, in, marathon, final,

Als stage inaugural coaching clinic

April 30th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes sponsored by Old Dutch hosted their first annual Football Coaching Clinic Saturday at College Lentendre in Laval.

Als, stage, inaugural, coaching, clinic,

GMAA holds rugby sevens girls tourney

April 30th, 2014

The GMAA hosted their annual GMAA girls seven aside rugby tournament at Concordia University Field Friday.

GMAA, holds, rugby, sevens, girls, tourney,

Julio Billia earns bronze at U18 Worlds

April 30th, 2014

St. Léonard’s Julio Billia had no problems extending his hockey season as he got the call to be on the roster as one of a trio of goalies for Team Canada at the U18 World Championships that wrapped up on Sunday in Finland.

Julio, Billia, earns, bronze, at, U18, Worlds, Athlete, of, the, Week

Julio Billia earns bronze at U18 Worlds

April 30th, 2014

St. Léonard’s Julio Billia had no problems extending his hockey season as he got the call to be on the roster as one of a trio of goalies for Team Canada at the U18 World Championships that wrapped up on Sunday in Finland.

Julio, Billia, earns, bronze, at, U18, Worlds, Athlete, of, the, Week

A fantastic festival

April 25th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip down to New Orleans with my fiancée. Although we had planned the vacation well in advance, we only found out about the French Quarter festival right before leaving. It was an extremely lucky coincidence.

A, fantastic, festival, French, Quarter, Festival, in, NOLA, sets, the, bar, high

Retro nostalgia in the retro era

April 25th, 2014

In this column, I’ve been celebrating the music I consider to be from the Golden Age, the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. But nostalgia for what some considered a “better time” also took place in the retro era.

Retro, nostalgia, in, the, retro, era,

Four nutrition myths that need to be debunked

April 25th, 2014

Question:
Does eating wheat make you fat? Is cows milk bad for you? Here are four nutrition myths that need to be debunked:

Four, nutrition, myths, that, need, to, be, debunked,

Recovering from genocidal Trauma

April 25th, 2014

As the daughter of Auschwitz and Lodz Ghetto survivors, Myra Giberovitch has devoted much of her life to the Holocaust.

Recovering, from, genocidal, Trauma, An, information, and, practice, guide, for, working, with, Holocaust, survivors

Ultimatums in love

April 25th, 2014

Ultimatums can come up in any and all relationships.  Even the best relationships can face a crisis point where an ultimatum is necessary and uttered.

Ultimatums, in, love,

St. George’s grade 11 student wins multiple honours and international acclaim

April 23rd, 2014

Alexandra Cohen, a 16-year-old Secondary V student attending St. George’s School of Montreal, captured the top prize at the recent Hydro-Québec Regional Science and Technology Fair at John Abbott College with her project entitled INGAP Circles Around Diabetes.

St., George’s, grade, 11, student, wins, multiple, honours, and, international, acclaim,

Toujours Ensemble open house May 3

April 23rd, 2014

In honour of its 35th anniversary, Toujours Ensemble will hold its first ever Open House on Saturday, May 3 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.. The celebration honours its many programs that help students stay in school.

Toujours, Ensemble, open, house, May, 3,

Moisson Montreal struggles to feed the children!

April 23rd, 2014

Following a recent appeal to raise funds they need to build up their baby food inventory, senior management officials at Moisson Montreal – the major distribution centre for the city’s food banks - believe a serious case of donor fatigue is beginning to affect their usual sources of supply and revenue. Three weeks after they launched their annual ‘Children’s Harvest’ campaign, Dany Michaud, the food bank’s executive director, told the city’s media that it’s not difficult to understand why the Children’s Harvest is in trouble because “…let’s face it. People are being solicited for funds all the time.”

Moisson, Montreal, struggles, to, feed, the, children!,

Eastern St. Laurent residents demand action on CN trains

April 23rd, 2014

The April  St. Laurent borough council meeting was nearly standing room only, as numerous residents of the Muir area complained about CN trains and the new Société de transport de Montréal garage on nearby Stinson.

Eastern, St., Laurent, residents, demand, action, on, CN, trains,

Team ‘Trottoir’ in CDN/NDG

April 23rd, 2014

There’s a new team in town…and it’s coming to a sidewalk near you.

Team, ‘Trottoir’, in, CDN/NDG, Blue, Collars, to, hit, sidewalks…and, fix, them

The duty of witness

April 23rd, 2014

As we approach Holocaust Remembrance Day this coming Sunday night, and the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising that follows soon thereafter, there is a moral duty to take a hard look at the world around us. What we see must compel us to the responsibility of memory and witness. Particularly as, seemingly all around us, there is a desire to forget.

The, duty, of, witness, Forgetting, evil, is, a, dangerous, corrosive

Montreal Toronto rivalry

April 23rd, 2014

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Montreal, Canadiens, hockey, Toronto, Maple Leafs, NHL, Quebec, 401

Herb Gray: The passing of a giant

April 23rd, 2014

I received the news of the Right Honorable Herb Gray's death Monday night.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Herb Gray, Passover, Brigitte Garceau, Deputy Prime Minister

Eustace to run for LBPSB chair in first contested election

April 23rd, 2014

After 15 years as an education watchdog and a 30-year teaching career, Chris Eustace has decided to toss his hat in the ring to chair the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB).

Eustace, to, run, for, LBPSB, chair, in, first, contested, election,

McGill gets $3.5 million for Ghana project

April 23rd, 2014

For the Ghanian people, food insecurity is a daily concern as almost four in 10 children have stunted growth, one third of all childhood mortality is caused by malnutrition and many in the African country live on less than $1.25 a day.

McGill, gets, $3.5, million, for, Ghana, project, Funds, over, the, next, five, years, will, help, ease, food, insecurity, issues

Baie d’Urfé honors its volunteers

April 23rd, 2014

Mayor Maria Tutino welcomed 70 guests at Fritz Farm on Thursday, April 17, in recognition of the contribution of the 300 volunteers to the Baie d’Urfé community.

Baie, d’Urfé, honors, its, volunteers, Fritz, farm, welcomes, 70, guests

Longtime volunteer receives Caring Canadian Award

April 23rd, 2014

John Gibb has lived on the West Island for decades and for the last ten years, he and his wife Hélène of 61 years have lived at Le Cambridge, a seniors' residence in Pointe Claire.

Longtime, volunteer, receives, Caring, Canadian, Award,

West Island Community Shares breaks fundraising record

April 23rd, 2014

West Island Community Shares (WICS) Caroline Tison executive director announced to a full house of more than 300 people at the Pauline Julien auditorium, April 16, that the charity’s 2013-2014 fundraising campaign raised an impressive $1.2 million, 8.5 per cent more than last year. 

West, Island, Community, Shares, breaks, fundraising, record,

Lost lawsuit costs F.M.I. another $22,000

April 23rd, 2014

Last Tuesday, Justice Pierre Nollet from Quebec Superior Court ruled that France Mode Importation (F.M.I.) Inc. must reimburse the City of Laval $21,688.30.

Lost, lawsuit, costs, F.M.I., another, $22,000,

City helps develop tools for domestic violence victims

April 23rd, 2014

On April 17, Laval officially partnered with Shield of Athena in a project to assist local women from cultural communities who have suffered domestic violence.

City, helps, develop, tools, for, domestic, violence, victims,

Laval’s anti-gang squad spearheads massive drug bust

April 23rd, 2014

On Wednesday, April 16 at 5 a.m., Laval police executed a major drug operation called Project Underground. Three hundred police officers from eight jurisdictions dismantled a distribution and drug trafficking network. The operation targeted young people attending high school, CEGEP and university.

Laval’s, anti-gang, squad, spearheads, massive, drug, bust,

Chomedey Legion to rock’n’roll for sick kids

April 23rd, 2014

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251 will jump and hop to a rock’n’roll beat, starting at 8 p.m., May 3.
This year, the Chomedey Legion plans to donate all the profits from its annual spring dance to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Chomedey, Legion, to, rock’n’roll, for, sick, kids,

Laval firm takes awards

April 23rd, 2014

Laval-based BONE Structure was awarded prestigious honours for its commitment to sustainable development, eco-citizenship and as a service company from Laval’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Laval, firm, takes, awards, Novel, technology, driving, global, vision

The resilience of a two-time cancer survivor

April 23rd, 2014

Susan Wener is well placed to deliver a testimonial on surviving cancer, having lived through two separate diagnoses and two major surgeries in the space of five years.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Susan Wener, cancer, lung, colon, Hampstead, Montreal, author, Resilience, book, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, GCRC, public forum, McGill, university, speaker, Jonathan Wener, Canderel, Montreal

Jamie B. Laurie’s big summer

April 23rd, 2014

Few high school students dedicate their spare time to writing a novel. Fewer still receive acclaim for their efforts. Jamie B. Laurie, a Sec. V student at West Island College, did both. His debut novel, The Big Summer, received both the Editor’s Choice as well as The Rising Star awards from his publisher, iUniverse.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Jamie B Laurie, Montreal, DDO, Dollard des Ormeaux, West Island College, The Big Summer, novel, YA, book, iUniverse, gay, character, coming out, teen, teenager, bullying, bullied, bully, WIC

Doc gets up close and personal with Rumsfeld

April 23rd, 2014

As polarizing a political figure as George W. Bush was, his secretary of defense may have taken the cake. During Bush’s eight-year administration, few took more heat from all sides than Donald Rumsfeld over issues such as the invasion of Iraq and torture at Abu Ghraib. On Thursday, April 24, The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will present the Quebec premier of Errol Morris’s film The Unknown Known, which offers an in-depth conversation with the man in question.

Doc, gets, up, close, , and, personal, with, Rumsfeld,

Fiddler on the Roof at 50 is still well tuned

April 23rd, 2014

When Fiddler on the Roof, a musical adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye stories, made its debut on Broadway in 1964 it was an immediate hit. With songs by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and choreography by Jerome Robbins, the play is among the most successful musicals of all time — with countless international productions having taken place in schools, community theatres, and professional stages world-wide.

Fiddler, on, the, Roof, , at, 50, is, still, well, tuned,

The Becket Players celebrate 40 years

April 23rd, 2014

The Becket Players are proud to be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and in honour of this special occasion, they present The Reunion: The Best Years of Our Lives.  The year’s show will be filled with Becket favourites from years gone by as well as a few numbers never before seen on the Becket stage.

The, Becket, Players, celebrate, 40, years, The, Reunion:, The, Best, Years, of, Our, Lives,, opens, May, 9

Panthers pounce on Dodge Cup gold

April 23rd, 2014

For a portion of the Bantam BB Lakeshore Panthers there was a feeling of vindication as the team won the Dodge Cup Provincial Championship on Sunday in Ste. Anne des Monts, Quebec. Last year the team was favoured to go to the Dodge Cup and challenge for the title but were upset in the regional final, now the returning players have not only been to the dance but came away with the big prize.

Panthers, pounce, on, Dodge, Cup, gold,

Sonics boom as top Novice B squad in Lac St. Louis

April 23rd, 2014

The St. Laurent Sonics Novice B hockey team turned in one of the best campaigns ever for Hockey St-Laurent. The Sonics finished first in league play, won the league championship and followed that up with the Lac St. Louis regional championship.

Sonics, boom, as, , top, Novice, B, squad, , in, Lac, St., Louis,

Royals close out season at Dodge Cup

April 23rd, 2014

The Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royals had one more week of hockey as the squad earned an appearance at the Dodge Cup in the Midget AAA segment of the Provincials. Playing out of the Centre Premier Tech in Rivière du Loup, the Royals posted a 1-2 won-lost record in the tournament.

Royals, close, out, season, at, Dodge, Cup,

Dodge Cup Silver for Lac Grenadiers

April 23rd, 2014

It was a battle to make it to the championship game of the Bantam AAA division of the Dodge Cup but the Lac St. Louis Grenadiers made it and came away as the silver medalists at the Provincials following a 5-2 loss to the Seigneurs des Mille Îles at the Centre Premier Tech in Rivière du Loup.

Dodge, Cup, Silver, for, Lac, Grenadiers,

Pirates treasure Andrew De Fanti’s pitching prowess

April 23rd, 2014

Beaconsfield’s Andrew De Fanti had the opportunity two weeks ago to train at the Pittsburgh Pirates facilities in Bradenton Florida.

Pirates, treasure, Andrew, De, Fanti’s, pitching, prowess, Athlete, of, the, Week

Edges stay sharp to earn Dodge Cup championship

April 23rd, 2014

The Midget B Dollard/ Pierrefonds girls’ squad has plenty to celebrate following the 2013-2014 campaign.

Edges, stay, sharp, to, earn, Dodge, Cup, championship,

Cummings Centre Sports celebrity breakfast celebrates year 10

April 17th, 2014

It was a full house, as has become the tradition, for the Cummings Centre Sports Celebrity Breakfast held last Sunday morning, with the 10th edition of the popular event celebrating Senator Jacques Demers and recently retired Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo.

Cummings, Centre, Sports, celebrity, breakfast, celebrates, year, 10,

Tagliani Autosport gives young Edmonton star a chance in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series!

April 17th, 2014

Tagliani Autosport and popular Canadian IndyCar/NASCAR and SportsCar racer, race winner and Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani, are very pleased to announce one of the fastest-rising racing star drivers in Canada has been chosen to drive the Team EpiPen/Dicom Express entry in The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season opener May 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park/Mosport.

Tagliani, Autosport, , gives, young, Edmonton, star, a, chance, in, NASCAR, Canadian, Tire, Series!,

Montreal to host golden anniversary Telus Vanier Cup

April 17th, 2014

Montreal has been chosen by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS] association as this year’s host city for the 50th edition of the coveted University Vanier Cup.

Montreal, to, host, golden, anniversary, Telus, Vanier, Cup,

Dorval wins second “B” Championship at Dorval Youngtimers Tournament, Achieves Dynasty Status

April 17th, 2014

Only two years removed from the mother of unlikely victories, the Dorval B hockey team celebrated a second championship last Sunday by winning the 30th Annual Dorval Youngtimers Hockey Tournament. 

Dorval, wins, second, “B”, Championship, at, Dorval, Youngtimers, Tournament,, Achieves, Dynasty, Status,

Wittmer Brothers preparing for Championship Chase

April 17th, 2014

While their father and brothers are winning races, championships and respect throughout Quebec and the United States, brothers Nick and Karl Wittmer are upholding the family honour with their accomplishments in the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire.

Wittmer, Brothers, preparing, for, Championship, Chase,

La Marois resurfaces

April 16th, 2014

La, Marois, resurfaces,

April 16th, 2014

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Denis Coderre announces Montreal rejuvenation to Southwest Chamber of Commerce

April 16th, 2014

Leading Montreal’s three-day trade mission to New Year is one of eight ways Mayor Denis Coderre plans to rejuvenate his city. So he told Southwest business leaders during a lunchtime speech at Cegep André-Laurendeau in LaSalle last Thursday. He spent part of his speech giving his audience a preview of his New York visit.

Denis, Coderre, announces, Montreal, rejuvenation, to, Southwest, Chamber, of, Commerce,

Copeman lambastes Ministry

April 16th, 2014

You could see it in Russell Copeman’s face. The issue was traffic and an update was in order.
In Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grâce, the traffic gods added insult to injury through a confluence of construction, closures, detours and just plain stupidity that makes getting around or in and out of the borough a pain.

Copeman, lambastes, Ministry, ‘Department, failed, in, its, obligations’

Ste. Anne, DDO to save energy with new street light technology

April 16th, 2014

Dollard des Ormeaux and Ste. Anne de Bellevue have made changing street lamp technology a priority. Both cities are investing in low-energy decorative light-emitting diode lighting to save money as well as reduce their carbon footprint.
Ste. Anne has been working on the transition for two years. According to Mayor Paola Hawa, the rollout will take place over 10 years.

Ste., Anne,, DDO, to, save, energy, with, new, street, light, technology,

The puck drops here

April 16th, 2014

The 45th annual Pointe Claire Oldtimers hockey tournament got underway Monday evening and will run until Sunday, Aprl 20 when 11 championships will be contested.

The, puck, drops, here,

Hospital expansion takes patience

April 16th, 2014

Does good parking make good neighbours? Depends on who you ask.
The answer was unclear at a Good Neighbours meeting at Ste. Justine Hospital in Côte des Neiges last month, where traffic and parking dominated much of the agenda.

Hospital, expansion, takes, patience, Parking,, deliveries, disturb, area

CSL church chronicles community history

April 16th, 2014

St. Richard’s Parish in Côte St. Luc, which is in the midst of its 50th anniversary celebrations, recently launched a commemorative publication chronicling the history of the church on Guelph Road and Parkhaven Avenue and its spiritual leaders, as well as the history of the Catholic community in Côte St. Luc and its institutions in general, going back to the  settlement of the island of Montreal.

CSL, church, chronicles, community, history,

‘It’s time to come home’

April 16th, 2014

Côte St. Luc Councillor Mitchell Brownstein made a passionate plea at last week’s city council meeting for former Montrealers to return, especially in light of last week’s Quebec Liberal majority, and for current Montrealers to stay.
Many have interpreted the election results as a return to long-term stability and a wholesale rejection of the separation option.

‘It’s, time, to, come, home’, CSL, councillor, urges, former, Montrealers, to, return,

Printemps pour Pauline

April 16th, 2014

Printemps, pour, Pauline,

Passover lessons for us all

April 16th, 2014

 We celebrate Passover as the liberation of the Jewish slaves from Egypt, but how did we come to be slaves in the first place?

Passover, lessons, for, us, all,

New grant distribution in CDN/NDG

April 16th, 2014

Borough council of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce handed out cash grants to a number of community groups last week, with at least one recipient organization embroiled in its own internal dispute.

New, grant, distribution, in, CDN/NDG,

Clear signs that the French language is not in peril

April 16th, 2014

New Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard had it right during the recent provincial election campaign. There is no French language crisis in Quebec. If anything, enhancing bilingualism across the province should be a priority.

Clear, signs, that, the, French, language, is, not, in, peril,

Gignac: Quebec’s future rides on Montreal’s immigrants

April 16th, 2014

They’re young, there’s lots of them, they’re better educated than immigrants to the United States, and they hold the key to our future wealth, Clément Gignac told hundreds of leading businesspeople from across Canada who gathered in downtown Montreal just before last week’s provincial election.

Gignac:, Quebec’s, future, rides, on, Montreal’s, immigrants,

Lincoln believes Train de l'Ouest will go full steam ahead

April 16th, 2014

Shortly after the convincing win of the Quebec Liberal Party last Monday night, Train de l'Ouest co-founder and former MP Clifford Lincoln wasted no time issuing a release lauding the majority victory.

Lincoln, believes, Train, de, l'Ouest, will, go, full, steam, ahead,

Mayor Beis wants 440 extension back on the books

April 16th, 2014

Now that the minority PQ government has been handily defeated by a healthy Liberla win, Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitros Jim Beis wants the 440 Extension project back on the table.

Mayor, Beis, wants, 440, extension, back, on, the, books,

Major accidents can occur at even low speeds

April 16th, 2014

A young couple in their early 20s avoided serious injury last Sunday, March 16 during the afternoon when driving on St. Charles North towards the Highway 40 overpass near Brunswick Boulevard in Kirkland.

Major, accidents, can, occur, at, even, low, speeds,

A tribute to Jim Flaherty

April 16th, 2014

I started writing for The Suburban around the same time Jim Flaherty became Canada's Finance Minister in 2006 and I started to slow down in the last year (for much different reasons, mind you) when he did as well, so perhaps I felt a kinship with the proud Irishman.

A, tribute, to, Jim, Flaherty,

A tribute to Jim Flaherty

April 16th, 2014

I started writing for The Suburban around the same time Jim Flaherty became Canada's Finance Minister in 2006 and I started to slow down in the last year (for much different reasons, mind you) when he did as well, so perhaps I felt a kinship with the proud Irishman.

A, tribute, to, Jim, Flaherty,

Loffreda receives national recognition from Governor-General

April 16th, 2014

Tony Loffreda, Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, at RBC Royal Bank, was presented with a Caring Canadian Award by the Governor General at a ceremony in Rideau Hall last week. Loffreda, known for unparalleled success in leading dozens of charitable efforts every year, was one of  six Quebecers, and the only Montrealer, of the 46 Canadians recognized with this high honour.

Loffreda, receives, national, recognition, from, Governor-General,

Jaguars journey earns LSL regional banner

April 16th, 2014

The Atom C Lakeshore Jaguars won the Lac St. Louis Regional Championship in an exciting confrontation against Les Patriotes du Beauharnois at the Rigaud Arena that had to go to a shoot-out to produce the 1-0 outcome in favour of Lakeshore.

Jaguars, journey, earns, LSL, regional, banner,

Mael Gaels shines in classroom and basketball court

April 16th, 2014

It has been a very good spring for Mael Gilles. The St. Laurent Express standout led her high school to a Division 1 girls basketball provincial championship, she successfully tried out for two Canadian National Basketball teams and she was a recipient of a National Bank Bursary.

Mael, Gaels, shines, in, classroom, and, basketball, court,

Impact draw Fire at Big O match-up

April 16th, 2014

The newest addition to the Montreal Impact, Jack McInerney delighted and excited the 19,313 fans at the Olympic Stadium as he notched his first goal with Montreal in the 43rd minute, giving the home side a 1-0 edge over the visiting Chicago Fire Saturday afternoon.

Impact, draw, Fire, at, Big, O, match-up, ,

Akiva captures fourth straight WESBL title

April 16th, 2014

The Akiva School girls basketball team just won the YM-YWHA’s Wolves Elementary School Basketball League (WESBL) Championship.

Akiva, captures, fourth, straight, WESBL, title,

Floorball comes to Montreal

April 16th, 2014

Frank Pellegrino is a man on a mission and if he is successful, Quebecers will be embracing a new sport in the coming years. Pellegrino is the president of Floorball Quebec and is actively promoting the indoor sport that first originated in Sweden four decades ago.

Floorball, comes, to, Montreal,

Justin Nozuka embarks on new journey with Ulysees

April 16th, 2014

At the age of only 25, Justin Nozuka is admittedly pretty well travelled. He got a taste for touring following his debut album, Holly, in 2007 before broadening his skill.

Justin, Nozuka, embarks, on, new, journey, with, Ulysees, Singer, to, perform, in, Montreal, on, May, 8

Tribute to the unsinkable Molly at Galerie Eric Klinkhoff

April 16th, 2014

Molly Lamb Bobak, who passed away on February 28, was born in 1920 on Lulu Island outside Vancouver and spent a lifetime of unsinkable devotion to her art.

Tribute, to, the, unsinkable, Molly, at, Galerie, Eric, Klinkhoff,

A lasting impression

April 16th, 2014

It came out of the blue, this letter that recently landed in my snail mailbox. It was from a gal I had worked with in the stock brokerage industry some 30 years ago and whom I hadn’t seen in ages.

A, lasting, impression,

Foods that can help boost fertility

April 16th, 2014

Question:
My husband and I have been trying to have our first child. Are there any foods that can help boost our fertility?

Foods, that, can, help, boost, fertility,

Herzliah students take first prize at Super Expo-sciences Quebec final

April 16th, 2014

Sec. III students Gabriel Dayan, 14, and Noah Abitbol, 15, from Herzliah High School (Snowdon Campus) won over the hearts of the public and the jury at the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2014 Québec Final with their experimentation project titled Fight Fire with Fire. For this project, Dayan and Abitbol worked under the supervision of Réjean Lapointe at CRCHUM to test a surprising idea — use a modified version of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), causing AIDS, to fight cancer.

Herzliah, students, take, first, prize, at, Super, Expo-sciences, Quebec, final,

Montreal to host golden anniversary Telus Vanier Cup

April 16th, 2014

Montreal has been chosen by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS] association as this year’s host city for the 50th edition of the coveted University Vanier Cup.

Montreal, to, host, golden, anniversary, Telus, Vanier, Cup,

Local game studio takes App Store by storm

April 16th, 2014

The amount of apps and games available for download on your mobile device is astronomical and, to break into that market with any kind of success, you need to offer something special.

Local, game, studio, takes, App, Store, by, storm,

The growing region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and its surprising Jewish history

April 11th, 2014

The West Island Montreal communities of Vaudreuil-Soulanges continue to gain notice as cost efficient and quality place to live. Located on Montreal’s West Island, extending to the Ontario border, the Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has a population of nearly 140,000 people throughout its 23 municipalities.

The, growing, region, of, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, and, its, surprising, Jewish, history,

The wonders of Dolby Pro-Logic II

April 11th, 2014

I received the book Jimi Hendrix FAQ as a present not too long ago, and have been reading it voraciously in recent days. I’m not a huge fan of the late guitar virtuoso, but the topics tackled (especially the intrigue involving tensions with band members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and money and management issues) are all very interesting.

The, wonders, of, , Dolby, Pro-Logic, II,

When your ex starts dating again

April 11th, 2014

Break ups can be hard. Even the most amicable ending to a relationship, can still be an unpleasant experience.  At that point, the issue is not trying to avoid the negative feelings, as much as, trying to manage those feelings, until such a time as you can reach a point of peace, perhaps even forgiveness of yourself and your ex partner, where you can accept the existence of your ex without cringing.

When, your, ex, , starts, dating, again,

Foods that can help boost fertility

April 11th, 2014

Question:
My husband and I have been trying to have our first child. Are there any foods that can help boost our fertility?

Foods, that, can, help, boost, fertility,

Ten steps towards a harmonious holiday dinner for all

April 11th, 2014

Ideally, holidays are meant to be happy, joyous and life-affirming times spent together.  Filled with joy and gratitude, inspiring us to connect with family and friends near and far.  Opportunities to catch up with what everyone is dong, their lives, their children’s lives, their adventures and challenges.

Ten, steps, towards, a, harmonious, holiday, dinner, for, all,

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April 11th, 2014

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MAGAZINE,

Marois terminée

April 9th, 2014

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Pauline Marois, Election, Quebec, PQ, Parti Québécois, defeat, loss, premier, Quebec

Pawsitively inspirational

April 9th, 2014

Not everyone will sit down at their kitchen table one day and decide that devoting their life to saving and rehoming abandoned dogs is their raison d’être. But back in 1999 that’s exactly what Helen Lacroix believed she needed to do and Animatch, the adoption option, was born. I sat down with Helen at that kitchen table and asked her why.

The Suburban, Judie Amyot, Animatch, adoption, pet, Montreal, founder, Helen Lacroix, dogs, pet, rescue, animal, Quebec

Autism is on the rise

April 9th, 2014

There’s no doubt that more children are being diagnosed with autism or as it is now designated, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Why? Part of the reason is statistical. For example: we are diagnosing children at an earlier age. Although the average age at diagnosis is 4 to 4 1/2 years old, we can diagnose some children as early as 2 — and that’s happening more often.

The Suburban, Dr. Mitch Shulman, Montreal, doctor, health, autism, ASD, McGill University, Health Centre, children, hospital, professor

Let me sleep on this

April 9th, 2014

A reader approached me with an idea for a column. I told him, “Let me sleep on this.”

The Suburban, Bernard Mendelman, sleep, column, Montreal, MetroNap, EnergyPod, Google, rest, office, company

The heaviest of symposiums

April 9th, 2014

Vivek Venkatesh has been a professor in Concordia’s department of education for 14 years. More recently, he became an associate dean of the university’s School of Graduate Studies. He is also the most scholarly aficionado of heavy metal that you will likely ever encounter.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, Vivek Venkatesh, professor, Concordia University, Montreal, sociology, metal, music, death, black, heavy, symposium, Grimposium, conference, De Sève Cinema, academic, Voivod, Goreguts

The heaviest of symposiums

April 9th, 2014

Vivek Venkatesh has been a professor in Concordia’s department of education for 14 years. More recently, he became an associate dean of the university’s School of Graduate Studies. He is also the most scholarly aficionado of heavy metal that you will likely ever encounter.

The, heaviest, of, symposiums, , Professor, organises, extreme, metal, , conference, at, Concordia, University

Looking ahead to the big plays of 2014/15

April 9th, 2014

While the Segal Centre and Centaur Theatre are still wrapped up in their respective seasons, both have now revealed the plays, which will form their main lineup for 2014/15.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, Segal Centre, Centaur, Theatre, Montreal, Lisa Rubin, Roy Surrette, Les Belles Soeurs, Vittorio Rossi, 2014, season, plays

Corporate performers strut their stuff Take to the stage for JFK Foundation’s G!EE 9-5 Edition

April 9th, 2014

Nine teams from Montreal’s corporate milieu unleashed their creative talents this past Thursday April 3 at Théâtre St-Denis during the inaugural G!EE 9-5 Edition.

The Suburban, Linda Zlatkin, G!EE 9-5 , Edition, Montreal, Just For Kids, JFK, Foundation, Isabelle Racicot, Tony Stark, Specter & Co, Promotones, competition, fundraiser, Montreal Children's Hospital

Impact wrangle Red Bulls to 2-2 draw

April 9th, 2014

The Montreal Impact came from behind to earn a point against the New York Bulls, playing to a 2-2 draw in front of 24,071 spectators at the Olympic Stadium last Saturday afternoon in a game that Montreal held the majority of the play.

Impact, wrangle, Red, Bulls, to, 2-2, draw,

Harrison Watt finds success in pool and classroom

April 9th, 2014

Beaconsfield’s Harrison Watt already has an impressive athletic and academic resume at the tender age of 18 but the John Abbot science student is just scratching the surface.

Harrison, Watt, finds, success, in, pool, and, classroom, Athlete, of, the, Week

Citadels earn LSL regional title

April 9th, 2014

The DDO Novice C Citadels squeaked-by the Chateauguay Cavaliers in a hard-fought 2-1 victory Saturday in Ile Bizard to claim the Lac St. Louis regional championship

Citadels, earn, LSL, regional, title,

Bantam A Cougars claim Coupe Montreal

April 9th, 2014

The NDG Bantam A Cougars defeated their longtime eastern division nemesis, the Federation de l'Est Tigers to capture the Coupe Montreal championship with a 3-2 overtime victory.

Bantam, A, Cougars, claim, Coupe, Montreal,

Cummings Centre Sports celebrity breakfast celebrates year 10

April 9th, 2014

It was a full house, as has become the tradition, for the Cummings Centre Sports Celebrity Breakfast held last Sunday morning, with the 10th edition of the popular event celebrating Senator Jacques Demers and recently retired Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo.

Cummings, Centre, Sports, celebrity, breakfast, celebrates, year, 10,

Bring on the Dodge Cup

April 9th, 2014

The Westluc Maroons are off to the Dodge Cup after defeating the Dollard Pirates 5-2 taking home the regional championship in Midget BB hockey.

Bring, on, the, Dodge, Cup,

Glee in D’Arcy McGee

April 9th, 2014

A first-time victory came easily for Liberal David Birnbaum in the party’s stronghold of D’Arcy McGee, where he won an overwhelming majority. As of 9:50 p.m. Monday with 79 of 151 polls reporting, Birnbaum took 91.37 percent of the vote, with 12,553 votes.

Glee, in, D’Arcy, McGee,

“This election was all about trust!”- TMR’s Arcand

April 9th, 2014

Less than an hour after the polls closed following Monday’s election, only a few dozen Liberals were watching the big screen as they were all getting ready for the big post-election party that was going to be held at the Plaza Theatre located on St. Hubert Street in Montreal’s north-side Rosemont borough.

“This, election, was, all, about, trust!”-, TMR’s, Arcand,

“The people rejected the PQ’s charter” – St. Henri’s Blais

April 9th, 2014

Following her fourth victory in as many provincial elections, St. Henri’s Marguerite Blais told reporters that she wasn’t worried “for a minute” that she would lose the Monday election against former city councilor Véronique Fournier in Montreal’s venerable St. Henri- Ste. Anne’s district.

“The, people, rejected, the, PQ’s, charter”, –, St., Henri’s, Blais,

NDG’s Weil - “We have a clear mandate”

April 9th, 2014

Following a massive weekend blitz during which she joined her volunteers as they pounded on doors throughout the NDG borough, Kathleen Weil said she could feel a wave of popular support building up behind the Liberal campaign “and I was right.”

NDG’s, Weil, -, “We, have, a, clear, mandate”, ,

With a healthy majority, Liberals can focus on long-neglected West Island

April 9th, 2014

The winds of change have swept through the province of Quebec, denying Pauline Marois and her PQ the right to make xenophobic and absurd changes to Quebec law while ignoring the real issues that affect Quebecers: health, education and the economy.

With, a, healthy, majority,, Liberals, can, focus, on, long-neglected, West, Island,

Decision 2014: Quebec votes hope, not fear

April 9th, 2014

Last week we asked Quebecers to vote as if their lives depended on it. And they did.

Decision, 2014:, Quebec, votes, hope,, not, fear,

Eric Bissell named B’nai Brith Canada’s first honourary lifetime president

April 9th, 2014

Hundreds of family members, friends, political, community and business notables gathered at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts last Thursday for a B’nai Brith Canada gala bestowing the title of national honourary lifetime president on community leader Eric Bissell.

Eric, Bissell, named, B’nai, Brith, Canada’s, first, honourary, lifetime, president,

Pointe Claire to spend $3.7 million on Donegani overpass

April 9th, 2014

Pointe Claire has confirmed that it will spend $3.7 million this summer to repair the overpass on St. John over Donegani.
The structure, which spans Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway tracks and Donegani Avenue, will be overhauled from March 31 until Aug. 31.

Pointe, Claire, to, spend, $3.7, million, on, Donegani, overpass,

Off Island Quebec Election results

April 9th, 2014

The Liberal candidate, Ms. Lucie Charlebois, from Soulanges riding, took 18,477 votes in Monday’s election. This represented a 44% increase in voting from 2012, and 60% from 2008. Ms. Charlebois has represented this riding since its inception in 2003. 

Off, Island, Quebec, Election, results, , Soulanges, and, Vaudreuil, remain, Liberal, strongholds,

Another win for Ouimet in Marquette

April 9th, 2014

The Quebec Liberal Party easily held onto its seat in the Marquette riding, giving François Ouimet another mandate since he took over as MNA 20 years ago.

Another, win, for, Ouimet, in, Marquette, , ,

A seventh consecutive victory for Geoffrey Kelley

April 9th, 2014

Almost a quarter of all eligible voters in the riding of Jacques-Cartier took part in the advanced polling and more than likely voted for incumbent Geoffrey Kelley, who took 85% of all votes for a total of 30,823. 

A, seventh, consecutive, victory, for, Geoffrey, Kelley, Jacques-Cartier, incumbent, takes, 85%, of, votes

Leitão wins Robert-Baldwin

April 9th, 2014

“This majority result sends a strong message  to Quebec that together we will take part in the real issues,” Robert Leitão told a full house at his campaign offices Monday night.

Leitão, wins, Robert-Baldwin,

Liberals retake Laval des Rapides

April 9th, 2014

Laval des Rapides voters elected Quebec-Latin America Chamber of Commerce ceo Saul Polo, Monday night. Polo takes back the riding for the Liberals from the Péquiste’s Léo Bureau-Blouin, a student activist who only served only 18 months.
Polo took the victory winning 42.82 per cent of the vote, 11 per cent more than his closest opponent Bureau-Blouin.
Coalition pour l’avenir du Québec candidate Vincent Bolduc trailed with 17.64 per cent.

Liberals, retake, Laval, des, Rapides,

Liberal newcomer Habel upsets strong Péquiste rival in Sainte Rose

April 9th, 2014

Sainte Rose voters gave a solid vote of confidence to the Liberals’ Laval newcomer, electing financial whiz Jean Habel as their representative in the National Assembly.

Liberal, newcomer, Habel, upsets, strong, Péquiste, rival, in, Sainte, Rose,

Ouimet elected in Fabre

April 9th, 2014

Liberal Gilles Ouimet again earned strong support from Fabre citizens. As The Suburban went to press, he had garnered 30 per cent more votes than his closet rival, Rocque François-Gycelain -- the Parti québécois candidate trailed a distant second, with just 15 per cent support.

Ouimet, elected, in, Fabre,

Ouellette routs all opponents in winning Chomedey again

April 9th, 2014

It was hard to find eligible voters in Chomedey who didn’t cast their ballot for Guy Ouellette on election night, April 7.
Nearly three-quarters of the riding’s residents had given the Laval Liberal caucus leader their confidence, with 73.26 per cent of the vote as The Suburban went to press.

Ouellette, routs, all, opponents, in, winning, Chomedey, again,

LIBERALS SWEEP LAVAL

April 9th, 2014

Laval voters expressed their usual knack for picking a winner, Monday night, as they pushed the Parti québécois out of every National Assembly seat on Île Jésus.

LIBERALS, SWEEP, LAVAL,

Westmount’s grand and glorious piano

April 2nd, 2014

It’s been seven decades since the 17-year-old teenager stepped up to the piano, sat down and began to play the baby grand piano with the Johnny Holmes Orchestra at a dance that was being held in Westmount’s Victoria Hall.

Westmount’s, grand, and, glorious, piano,

Traffic, traffic, and more traffic

April 2nd, 2014

It wasn’t pretty Monday morning at the corner of Côte St. Luc Road and Décarie Boulevard, after Transports Quebec shut down two exit ramps from Autoroute 15 north and diverted traffic to the area.

Traffic,, traffic,, and, more, traffic,

Construction of Broccolini complex launched in St. Laurent

April 2nd, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Montreal Technoparc’s St. Laurent campus last week to launch construction of Broccolini Corporate Center Saint-Laurent 2, a $30 million project that is expected to be completed in spring 2015.

Construction, of, Broccolini, complex, launched, in, St., Laurent,

NDG’s Weil — ‘Local transport issues are a major priority!’

April 2nd, 2014

With only a few days left before the next provincial election, local MNA Kathleen Weil told The Suburban that it’s going to take a lot more than a few online petitions to convince the Marois administration to find the money ($67 million) they will need to build and pay for the second tunnel people – including the disabled – will need in order to make their way out of the borough’s Vendome metro station and into the borough’s massive new hospital complex.

NDG’s, Weil, —, ‘Local, transport, issues, are, a, major, priority!’,

Happy 100th!

April 2nd, 2014

Family and friends gathered Sunday at 6767 Côte des Neiges to celebrate Hilda Watkins Spencer’s 100th birthday.

Happy, 100th!,

Votez pour Couillard!

April 2nd, 2014

Non seulement parce qu’il s’agit d’un referendum, mais que c’est le vote le plus important depuis 1995.

Votez, pour, Couillard!, C’est, le, referendum

Vote Couillard!

April 2nd, 2014

And not just because it is the referendum.

Vote, Couillard!, This, is, the, referendum

LGH Foundation’s Bâton Rouge DDO event raises over $67,000

April 2nd, 2014

The Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) Foundation raised more than $67,000 at its 5th annual fundraising dinner, this year titled En Route for Bâton Rouge, in collaboration with BMW West Island.

LGH, Foundation’s, Bâton, Rouge, DDO, event, raises, over, $67,000,

Budding scientists gathered at John Abbott College

April 2nd, 2014

The annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair took place March 23-25 at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Budding, scientists, , gathered, at, John, Abbott, College,

Adapting to hearing loss in your later years

April 2nd, 2014

When Pointe Claire resident Roslyn Muer suddenly lost her hearing, she turned to speechreading (lipreading) courses as a means to cope. She knew that otherwise, her potential for understanding conversation would be greatly diminished.
“I have been taking beginners, intermediate and advanced courses with CHIP (Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons),” says the 70-year-old retired administrator. “I am so much more mentally agile because of them. I have no plans to stop, especially because I am always learning something new.”

Adapting, to, hearing, loss, in, your, later, years,

Politicians and our healthcare system: the mix just doesn’t work

April 2nd, 2014

As we enter the final days of this provincial election campaign, reforms to our health care system once again play a key role in each party’s platform.

Politicians, and, our, healthcare, system:, the, mix, just, doesn’t, work,

Getting into hot soup with our alphabet

April 2nd, 2014

Our alphabet is derived from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta.  In the beginning there were 30 signs, known as the Semitic alphabet that was used in ancient Phoenicia beginning around 1,600 B.C. Most scholars believe that this alphabet, which consisted of signs for consonants, set the ground rules of virtually all later alphabets.

Getting, into, hot, soup, with, our, alphabet,

The distance between idealism and reality

April 2nd, 2014

Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles was the most produced play in North America this past season and, after witnessing the Centaur Theatre’s new production of the piece, it’s not hard to see why.

The, distance, between, , idealism, and, reality, The, Centaur, presents, 4000, Miles

New Expos book dissects the rise then demise of nos amours

April 2nd, 2014

Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later is another solid effort by Danny Gallagher and Hudson’s Bill Young.

New, Expos, book, dissects, the, rise, then, demise, of, nos, amours,

Hockey Helps the Homeless faces-off in Pierrefonds

April 2nd, 2014

The 10th edition of the Montreal Hockey Helps the Homeless hockey day took place last Friday at the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe.

Hockey, Helps, the, Homeless, faces-off, in, Pierrefonds,

Love of baseball, Gary Carter and ’94 Expos highlight Mets-Jays weekend

April 2nd, 2014

Montreal baseball fans stepped up to the plate last weekend, impressing the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays with their enthusiasm and love of the game of baseball and their passion for the history and legacy of their dearly departed Expos.

Love, of, baseball,, Gary, Carter, and, ’94, Expos, highlight, Mets-Jays, weekend,

Olympian and humanitarian Clara Hughes recognized by Concordia

April 2nd, 2014

Last Thursday Concordia University  presented the 2014 Loyola Medal, one of its highest honours, to Clara Hughes, O.C, O.M., at a special luncheon.

Olympian, and, humanitarian, Clara, Hughes, recognized, by, Concordia,

Troy Perkins Impacts first line of defence

April 2nd, 2014

Troy Perkins hopes to deliver energy to Montreal’s first team of soccer the Montreal Impact.

Troy, Perkins, Impacts, first, line, of, defence,

Aspiring to play at a higher level

April 2nd, 2014

Playing soccer at the “AAA” level takes a lot of hard work, determination and sacrifice.

Aspiring, to, play, at, a, higher, level,

The April 7 Ballot Question

April 2nd, 2014

The, April, 7, Ballot, Question,

Reliance site to get soil rehab

April 2nd, 2014

The Pointe Claire based company Reliance, which was illegally storing PCBs on its site in the city's industrial park, is now set to have the site's soil rehabilitation that will begin this week, according to a communiqué released by the city.

Reliance, site, to, get, soil, rehab,

Election call not causing stagnation in real estate sales

April 2nd, 2014

"Because it is still rather affordable to live on the West Island, people always want to move here so there is no stagnation in real estate sales," said Dan Arsenault.

Election, call, not, causing, stagnation, in, real, estate, sales, ‘Some, people, are, taking, a, wait, and, see, approach’

Veterans' Hospital transfer will bring hefty bill to taxpayers

April 2nd, 2014

The Veterans' Hospital in Ste. Anne de Bellevue will one day transfer from federal to provincial jurisdiction and that is expected either late this year or in early 2015. And while the hospital will continue to service Canada's veterans, the Liberal Party of Quebec is hoping that the hospital, which currently has 100 empty beds available, would one day be a centre for geriatrics or for long-term patient needs.

Veterans', Hospital, transfer, will, bring, hefty, bill, to, taxpayers, Mayor, Hawa, sees, the, transfer, as, an, opportunity, for, the, town

West Island Liberal candidates discuss priorities

April 2nd, 2014

For the last time before next Monday's provincial election, the four West Island Liberal candidates met with media and supporters this past wintry Sunday morning to discuss their priorities for the upcoming mandate, should they get elected.

West, Island, Liberal, candidates, discuss, priorities, The, Four, Amigos, concentrate, on, the, economy,, health,, education, and, infrastructure

LBPSB reverses position on emergency measures

April 2nd, 2014

In a dramatic turnaround, Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) voted Monday to move forward with a plan to replace its outdated, 12-year-old emergency measures policy.

LBPSB, reverses, position, on, emergency, measures,

Smartphone robbery spike spurs police prevention blitz

April 2nd, 2014

Laval Police traveled the Metro orange line, March 25, together with the Montreal, Longueil and Montreal transit authority counterparts, to warn commuters how to protect themselves against a growing rash of Smartphone robberies.

Smartphone, robbery, spike, spurs, police, prevention, blitz,

Habel fighting for Ste. Rose’s poor, public transit and entrepreneurs

April 2nd, 2014

“When I go door-to-door, people want to talk to me about the real issues: the economy, education and health care,” Jean Habel told The Suburban, “not a problem such as a referendum.”

Habel, fighting, for, Ste., Rose’s, poor,, public, transit, and, entrepreneurs,

Place Bell construction moves forward — at almost twice the price

April 2nd, 2014

Even though Mayor Marc Demers admits that Laval’s long-awaited sports complex will be much more expensive than was claimed by his predecessors, the city will move forward with the project.

Place, Bell, construction, moves, forward, —, at, almost, twice, the, price,

STL launches its 2013-2022 strategic plan

April 2nd, 2014

On March 25, 2014 Laval’s transit authority, Société de transport de Laval (STL) renewed their dedication to sustainable transit for the city of Laval for the coming decade. The plan reflects two main goals – to increase ridership by 40 percent and a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre travelled.

STL, launches, its, 2013-2022, strategic, plan,

Local labs team up to tap $72 billion research market

April 2nd, 2014

Jean-Marc Juteau likes to think big. The mayor of Laval’s Biotech City has taken the lead on what might be a world first: weaving a web of firms that do research for global pharmaceutical giants.

Local, labs, team, up, to, tap, $72, billion, research, market,

New York City has it all

March 28th, 2014

My family and I recently returned from a busy four day stop in New York City (www.nycgo.com), where we saw some spectacular Broadway musicals, stayed at a sensational luxury hotel (The Sofitel) and enjoyed a restaurant experience  (TAO) we won’t soon forget.

New, York, City, has, it, all, Broadway,, shopping,, , superb, accommodations, , and, fine, dining

Dissecting Elvis Presley’s Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

March 28th, 2014

On first listen, Elvis Presley’s 1974 album Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis is just another of Presley’s many live albums released during the 1970s, and its importance lay more in the fact that it was a homecoming concert.

Dissecting, Elvis, Presley’s, Recorded, Live, on, Stage, in, Memphis, ,

How Alanis Morisette helped launch Ian Kelly’s singing career

March 28th, 2014

Having grown up in NDG with an anglo mom and a franco dad,  Ian Kelly spoke mainly French. Yet when it comes to his singing career, he has always written and performed in English.

How, Alanis, Morisette, helped, launch, Ian, Kelly’s, singing, career,

The top additives or chemicals that are hidden in foods

March 28th, 2014

Aspartame
Artificial sweeteners have been a topic of conflict for many years. Aspartame — a neurotoxin found in Equal and NutraSweet — has been shown in studies to have a possible link to tumours, leukemia and lymphoma.

The, top, additives, or, chemicals, that, are, hidden, in, foods,

The more good you give, the more good you'll get

March 28th, 2014

"Oh parenthood is so glorious!"
Not always.

The, more, good, you, give,, the, more, good, you'll, get,

The more good you give, the more good you'll get

March 28th, 2014

"Oh parenthood is so glorious!"
Not always.

The, more, good, you, give,, the, more, good, you'll, get,

Bring passion to the polls: D’Arcy McGee Liberal Birnbaum

March 26th, 2014

The swirl of emotions voters are experiencing during this Quebec election campaign should be translated into a heavy turnout at the polls April 7, D’Arcy McGee Liberal candidate David Birnbaum told a crowd at his Quartier Cavendish headquarters last week.

Bring, passion, to, the, polls:, D’Arcy, McGee, Liberal, Birnbaum,

St. Laurent resident could lose home in contamination case

March 26th, 2014

St. Laurent resident Marlene Guy recently lost a Quebec appeals court case, in which she sought to overturn an earlier judgment forcing her to pay S. Trottier Maintenance Après Sinistre inc. $195,000 for work in her Buchanan Street home.

St., Laurent, resident, could, lose, home, in, contamination, case, ‘I’m, stuck, from, all, sides’

Confident Couillard continues to pound PQ charter threat

March 26th, 2014

Following last week’s mid-city election rally that was held in Montreal’s Usine C, Liberal leader Philippe Couillard delivered a signature speech that could define the ballot question during what many consider to be one of the most important elections in Quebec’s recent history.

Confident, Couillard, continues, to, pound, PQ, charter, threat,

Procter & Gamble subsidiary pulls out of Quebec market

March 26th, 2014

Quebec pet owners and pet-food merchants are alarmed at a decision by American multinational consumer products giant Procter & Gamble’s animal food subsidiary to withdraw from selling in Quebec its specialized products for animals that suffer from food allergies.

Procter, &, Gamble, subsidiary, pulls, out, of, Quebec, market,

Couillard owes Quebecers clear answers

March 26th, 2014

I know most Anglo-Quebecers look at this election with a measure of unease with some of the policies of my party, the Parti québécois. I get that.

Couillard, owes, Quebecers, clear, answers,

Séparation: de la brute et du truand

March 26th, 2014

Aujourd`hui, nous allons nous accorder quelques moments de répit, loin des commentaires que l’on publie dans cette colonne depuis le début de la campagne électorale au Québec.  Pas de critiques ni d'avertissements cette semaine, juste une simple liste.

Séparation:, de, la, brute, et, du, truand,

Secession: The Bad and the Ugly

March 26th, 2014

We are going to take a respite today from the commentaries we have run in this space since the Quebec election campaign started. No critiques or cautions this week. Just a simple list.

Secession:, The, Bad, and, the, Ugly,

Greek independence day

March 26th, 2014

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre was grand marshall of the Greek independence day parade this past Sunday. The event has become a cornerstone of Montreal’s cultural calendar.

Greek, independence, day,

PQ campaign bus

March 26th, 2014

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, PQ, election, Parti Quebecois, campaign, bus, Pauline Marois, determinee, frustre, frustrated, determined, Quebec, 2014

Royal Canadian Legion plays hosts to Stewart Walker Memorial Dart tournament

March 26th, 2014

The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 245), in Dorval, welcomed 44 players of all skill level for the third annual Stewart Walker dart tournament for diabetes awareness.

Royal, Canadian, Legion, plays, hosts, to, Stewart, Walker, Memorial, Dart, tournament, Proceeds, to, benefit, the, Quebec, diabetes, society

Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society unearths historic WWl photo album

March 26th, 2014

When Barbara Barclay received a call from the NOVA store in Beaurepaire about a historical photo album, the president of the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society knew it was too good to pass up, despite the almost prohibitive cost.

Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield, Historical, Society, unearths, historic, WWl, photo, album,

Fortier wants to offer change for Jacques-Cartier voters

March 26th, 2014

While the voting trends in the riding of Jacques-Cartier tend to go overwhelmingly for the Liberal party, Louis-Charles Fortier is running as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Quebec and wants to offer voters a change.

Fortier, wants, to, offer, change, for, Jacques-Cartier, voters,

SADB proposes light pollution by-law

March 26th, 2014

While West Island municipalities including Baie d'Urfe, Kirkland, Dorval, Pierrefonds-Roxboro will be taking part in the upcoming Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the city of Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, who will also be participating in the hour long electricity shut off, is taking light pollution concerns a step further after recently passing a by-law on the issue.

SADB, proposes, light, pollution, by-law, Municipal, lights, will, feature, cut, off, hood, to, reduce, unwanted, glare

Montreal Mayor Coderre inaugurates new Pierrefonds-Roxboro fire station

March 26th, 2014

As part of a Montreal initiative enacted in 2008 entitled Fire Safety Cover Plan, the citizens of Pierrefonds-Roxboro have a new fire station located on Pierrefonds boulevard that was officially opened last week at a ribbon cutting ceremony with Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Anie Samson, executive committee member dealing with public safety.

Montreal, Mayor, Coderre, inaugurates, new, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, fire, station,

Léo Bureau-Blouin ducked the students he now denounces

March 26th, 2014

How ironic that Léo Bureau-Blouin, a University of Montreal law student on leave of absence during his sojourn as Quebec’s youngest legislator, lashed out Sunday against fellow scholars.

Léo, Bureau-Blouin, ducked, the, students, he, now, denounces,

Technopole ready to replicate success abroad

March 26th, 2014

Laval companies continue to conquer foreign markets, thanks to the efforts of Laval Technopole’s International Business Centre (IBC).

Technopole, ready, to, replicate, success, abroad,

Flood zone debacle riles Fabre residents

March 26th, 2014

Fabre riding is inundated with resentment against Parti Québécois pressure to phase in flood zone measures precipitously in Laval.

Flood, zone, debacle, riles, Fabre, residents,

Tide turning toward Laval Liberals

March 26th, 2014

Jean Rousselle was unsurprised by a straw poll last week, which hinted that the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP) is starting to make strong inroads in Laval.

Tide, turning, toward, Laval, Liberals, Vimont

Musi-Café to rise from ashes of Lac Mégantic inferno

March 26th, 2014

Laval Technopole announced last week that Laval based company Bone Structure will build a new building to house a resto-café in Lac Mégantic, Quebec.

Musi-Café, to, rise, from, ashes, of, Lac, Mégantic, inferno,

About a diamond merchant and a stock promoter

March 26th, 2014

In a Feb. 12 column about Valentine’s Day, I made reference that Cartier, the French firm recognized as the jeweller of kings, was concluding a three-month exhibition on their history at the Grand Palais, in Paris. I mentioned among the jewellery on display was a 23.6 carat Williamson pink diamond, set in a flower brooch that was part of the collection of Queen Elizabeth II.

About, a, diamond, merchant, and, a, stock, promoter,

Excitement builds on the eve of the first JFK G!EE 9-5 Edition fundraiser

March 26th, 2014

Eight Montreal companies are giving their employees the opportunity to shine in the inaugural G!EE 9-5 Edition show, organized by the Just for Kids (JFK) Foundation and set to take place on Thursday, April 3 (7:30 p.m.) at the Théâtre St-Denis (1594 Rue Saint-Denis).

Excitement, builds, on, the, eve, of, the, first, JFK, G!EE, 9-5, Edition, fundraiser,

Laughing in the face of adversity

March 26th, 2014

Richard Mullan has suffered from genetic Type 1 diabetes for 31 of his 46 years on this planet. But for the last few years, he’s been laughing about it. A graduate of Joey Elias’s stand-up comedy crash course in 2010, Mullan has been making with the funny ever since. It was at one of his regular shows at Brasserie Lunik (805 Decarie Blvd. in St. Laurent), however, that it became glaringly obvious that his condition was worsening.

Laughing, in, the, face, of, adversity, Richard, Mullan, takes, on, diabetes, with, stand-up, comedy

Be clear and firm to get timely care for your heart attack

March 26th, 2014

If you’re “feminine” and between the ages of 18 and 55 (whatever your actual gender is), you may be less likely to get timely care for your heart attack.

Be, clear, and, firm, to, get, , timely, care for, your, heart, attack,

Luxembourg jazz trio comes to town

March 26th, 2014

The Luxembourg ensemble known as Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen will make their Canadian debut with a series of concerts at various jazz festivals and venues, also marking the official Canadian launch of their self-titled album. They will perform at L’Astral (305 Ste. Catherine St. W.) on Friday, March 28 at 7 p. m. as part of the Jazz en Rafale festival, which is ongoing until March 29.

Luxembourg, jazz, trio, comes, to, town,

A double bill of epic proportions

March 26th, 2014

Converting either The Iliad or The Odyssey into a stage production would be a sizeable task for any theatre company. For its 33rd season, however, Geordie Productions will offer both of Homer’s classics in the confines of the Centaur Theatre, under the direction Micheline Chevrier and Dean Patrick Fleming. The Iliad will be presented from April 4-13, with The Odyssey following suit from May 9-18.

A, double, bill, of, epic, proportions, Geordie, Productions, to, present, The, Iliad, and, The, Odyssey

Als bring smiles to sick kids

March 26th, 2014

As part of the Alouettes’ Touch the Hearts hospital tour powered by TELUS, Montreal Alouettes players Martin Bédard, Kristian Matte, Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, John Bowman, S.J. Green, Jerald Brown and Josh Bourke, together with team cheerleaders and mascot Touché, visited hospitalized kids this week at the Montreal Children’s Hospital on Thursday as well as at the CHU Ste. Justine on Tuesday.

Als, bring, smiles, to, sick, kids,

Seattle spoils Impact’s home opener

March 26th, 2014

Montreal Impact midfielder Collen Warner (18) challenges defender DeAndre Yedlin of the Sounders during Montreal’s 2-0 loss Sunday afternoon to Seattle at the Olympic Stadium as the Impact opened the home portion of their schedule.

Seattle, spoils, , Impact’s, home, opener,

Guerin finishes collegiate career in style

March 26th, 2014

Marika Guerin capped off a brilliant CEGEP basketball career on Saturday, March 15, when she was named Most Valuable Player at the 2014 Canadian College Athletic Association National Women’s Basketball Championships. It was a banner year for Guerin who was also recognized as the best player in collegiate basketball at the All-Canadian banquet earlier that week.

Guerin, finishes, collegiate, career, in, style,

A WIC-ed reunion hockey match for two great causes

March 26th, 2014

Last Friday afternoon on the ice of the Dollard Civic Centre the West Island College (WIC) Foundation hosted a charity Alumni/Student hockey match as a blast from the past as part of the school’s 40th anniversary year of celebrations.

A, WIC-ed, reunion, hockey, match, for, two, great, causes,

Emmanuel Christian claims GMAA Division III girls’ basketball title

March 26th, 2014

Emmanuel Christian School jumped out to a 12-0 lead over Trafalgar School for Girls in the first four minutes of the game and never looked back, winning 45-34 to claim the GMAA Division III Juvenile Girls Basketball title March 17 at ECS in Dollar des Ormeaux.

Emmanuel, Christian, claims, GMAA, Division, III, girls’, basketball, title,

Lions playoff run is done

March 26th, 2014

The improbable run of this year’s Lac St. Louis Lions has finally come to an end. The Lions lost game six of their semifinals series to the Collège Esther-Blondin Phenix by a score of 9-2 in Midget AAA hockey Friday night at the Civic Centre in Dollard.

Lions, playoff, run, is, done, , CEB, 9, |, LSL, 2

CDN senior once again in dire straits

March 19th, 2014

As of last Monday, Sydney Dorfman – an 80 year-old senior who lives in a CDN apartment building - is now resting quietly in Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital with a bad case of influenza and a suspected case of pneumonia after neighbors found him semi-paralyzed on the floor of his Bedford Street apartment. Although he is presently isolated to prevent any propagation, hospital authorities report that he is doing well and responding to medication.

CDN, senior, once, again, in, dire, straits,

Tyler: Feds should speak out on Quebec referendum issue

March 19th, 2014

The federal government should respond to talk of a possible Quebec separation referendum in the event of a PQ majority government, as has been brought up during the provincial election campaign, says lawyer Brent Tyler.
Tyler and the Special Committee for Canadian Unity, will be holding a press conference on this issue in Ottawa on Parliament Hill March 27.

Tyler:, Feds, should, speak, out, on, Quebec, referendum, issue,

Some choice quotes from Peladeau’s media

March 19th, 2014

St. Jerome PQ candidate Pierre-Karl Peledeau, who strives for an independent Quebec, is still keeping shares in his many Quebecor media outlets, placing them in a trust, despite just very recently resigning from Quebecor’s board. Let’s see what some of those outlets have to say about the PQ and their policies:

Some, choice, quotes, from, Peladeau’s, media,

Montreal’s ‘Erin go Bragh’ is 191 years old

March 19th, 2014

‘Erin go Bragh’ means ‘Ireland Forever’, and even if it’s been 191 years since the city’s Irish community first made their way down Ste. Catherine Street, the Irish are still a big part of the city’s heart and soul and their annual parade is still, and always will be, a great day for both the city and the Irish people of Montreal.

Montreal’s, ‘Erin, go, Bragh’, is, 191, years, old,

Separation a primary concern in St. Laurent: Fournier

March 19th, 2014

The possibility of Quebec separating has now overshadowed the Charter of Values as a primary fear of local constituents, St. Laurent Quebec Liberal incumbent Jean-Marc Fournier told The Suburban.

Separation, a, primary, concern, in, St., Laurent:, Fournier,

Une gouvernance imprudente et des politiques dangereuses

March 19th, 2014

« Peu importe ce qu’on pense de la gouvernance du PQ, le parti a du talent pour la politique. » Du moins c’est ce qu’on disait auparavant. Le parti a eu du talent pour saisir l’humeur du public et la façonner, le cas échéant. Les événements de la semaine dernière devraient faire réfléchir les Québécois sur la validité de cette affirmation.

The Suburban, Editorial, PQ, gouvernance, déficits, Loi 14, Loi 60, préjugés

Reckless governance, dangerous politics

March 19th, 2014

It used to be said that whatever one thought of PQ governance, the party had a talent for politics. For capturing the public mood at certain times, and for actually creating it at other times. The PQ may be wreckless at governing it was said, but it was great at dangerous politics. Events over the past week should give every Quebecer pause on the validity of the latter part of that statement.

Reckless, governance,, dangerous, politics,

Capitaine Quebecor and Pauline La Pequiste Warrior

March 19th, 2014

Capitaine, Quebecor, and, Pauline, La, Pequiste, Warrior,

Suburban mayors refuse agglo pest-control takeover bid

March 19th, 2014

Montreal’s 15 demerged suburbs have unanimously refused an offer to band with the boroughs of Montreal to centralize efforts to eradicate the emerald ash borer (EAB) under the control of the urban Agglomeration Council.

Suburban, mayors, refuse, agglo, pest-control, takeover, bid,

Standing up to the OQLF

March 19th, 2014

West Island resident and entrepreneur Itsik Romano has been creating promotional items for clients for the last 10 years but has now branched out to get to the public at large through the sales of Unity pins and bumper stickers that boast "Jaime L'Anglais" with a portion of every sale to help businesses defend themselves against the OQLF.

Standing, up, to, the, OQLF,

LBPSB high school programs for foreign students thriving

March 19th, 2014

In addition to its new International Vocation College, LBPSB also hosts international students in its secondary school program at a dormitory in its John Killingbeck pavilion in Pointe Claire, where it also conducts vocational pastry-making classes for international students.

LBPSB, high, school, programs, for, foreign, students, thriving, Lindsay, Place,, Beurling, students, heading, to, China

LGH gets 89 percent from Accreditation Canada

March 19th, 2014

While students face multiple choice, essay or short answer style test questions, most will never have to deal with more than 2,000 different criteria in order to get a passing grade.

LGH, gets, 89, percent, from, Accreditation, Canada,

Newest West Island Liberal candidates open campaign offices

March 19th, 2014

While most Saturday mornings at the Marche de L'Ouest in DDO brings out customers searching for groceries, breakfast with friends and shopping trips, more than 70 people were present for Robert-Baldwin Liberal candidate Carlos Leitao who officially opened his campaign headquarters in the middle of the Dollard mainstay.

Newest, West, Island, Liberal, candidates, open, campaign, offices, , Leitao, and, Coiteux, attract, many, party, faithful

Datamark Systems Closes: Job Losses in Laval and LaSalle

March 19th, 2014

Datamark Systems, a commercial printer with its head office in Laval, a subsidiary plant in LaSalle and sales offices across Canada will permanently close at the end of this month.

Datamark, Systems, Closes:, Job, Losses, in, Laval, and, LaSalle,

Rampant non-francophone poverty needs urgent attention

March 19th, 2014

Laval could learn from Paris. Like the capital of France, the city has two faces: It offers tony neighbourhoods for arriviste francophones and has become one of Quebec’s favourite destinations for immigrants, whom the job market spurns, trapping them in crushing poverty.

Rampant, non-francophone, poverty, needs, urgent, attention,

Couillard promises tax breaks for seniors

March 19th, 2014

Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard visited Laval, March 17, to announce measures to help Quebec’s senior citizens.
He unveiled a plan to give taxpayers aged 60 and over a 20% refundable tax credit aimed at keeping them physically, artistically and culturally active, if he forms a government after the April 7 election.

Couillard, promises, tax, breaks, for, seniors,

Laval Liberals talk ethics, economy, to kick off campaign

March 19th, 2014

“All six Quebec Liberal Party candidates live in Laval,” Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette reminded reporters during a news conference last week to kick off the provincial election campaign. The remark took aim at high-profile candidates that the Parti Québécois has parachuted in to run in Laval ridings.

Laval, Liberals, talk, ethics,, economy,, to, kick, off, campaign,

Lamontagne shakes up city’s civil service

March 19th, 2014

City council approved a restructuring of Laval’s civil service, during its March 10 meeting.

Lamontagne, shakes, up, city’s, civil, service,

Music for the masses

March 19th, 2014

Anyone who started taking piano lessons at a young age and eventually rebelled against the sheet music placed on the rack before you, raise your hands along with me.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, music, academy, classical, heavy metal, Joel Ovadia, WIMA, Beethoven, ACDC, CEGEP, Westminster Avenue, Côte Saint-Luc, Music for Toddlers

Talking face-to-face

March 19th, 2014

Since Premier Pauline Marois announced the upcoming Quebec provincial elections, Montreal’s minorities are talking face-to-face amongst themselves again — in English and French and lots of other ethnic languages.

Talking, face-to-face,

The New Jewish Scene launches at the Segal Centre

March 19th, 2014

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts recently announced the launch of The New Jewish Scene, an all-new series of English programs with deeply Jewish roots. Running from March 22 to 26, this project aims to reach young and new audiences with a vibrant lineup of plays, music and films.

The, New, Jewish, Scene, , launches, at, the, Segal, Centre,

The Suburban’s resident author releases new novel

March 19th, 2014

When I last wrote about The Suburban’s Chantal Bellehumeur, it was in regards to her 2010 self-published novel Just.Another. Common.Killer, a rather grisly yarn extrapolating on the infamy of Jack the Ripper.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, Chantal Bellehumeur, self-published, novel, author, Not Alone, Amazon, Createspace, New Brunswick

The Segal Centre enters Mamet mode

March 19th, 2014

When David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross was made into a film in 1992, it brought together one of the greatest male ensemble casts ever seen. A new production of the classic opens this week at the Segal Centre under the direction of Paul Flicker and, as he explains, assembling a new cohesive group of actors was the first and most important order of business.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, The Segal Centre, David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross, Paul Flicker, R.H. Thompson, Mike Paterson, Daniel Lillford, play, classic, male ensemble casts

What a camper!

March 19th, 2014

Ahhh, summer camp. Several glorious weeks of taking in the outdoors, making new friends, and enjoying everything about being a kid. While most children who attend camp thrive in such settings, going back summer after summer, it can be a big responsibility on the parents to choose a camp that is safe, reputable, and appropriate to their child’s development and interests.

What, a, camper!, How, to, choose, a, great, summer, camp

Herscovitz leads Bialik to the GMAA bantam BB title

March 19th, 2014

Before leaving for their bantam boys’ basketball championship game, Bialik athletic director Emerson Thomas gave the team a pep talk.

Herscovitz, , leads, Bialik, , to, the, GMAA, bantam, BB, title, Bialik, 61, |, Riverdale, 56

Beaconsfield’s AJ Ciarallo flying with the Cardinals

March 19th, 2014

After a baseball season filled with roller coasters of emotion, Beaconsfield’s AJ Ciarallo was tapped as a first round protected player by the Quebec Major Junior Elite’s LaSalle Cardinals.

Beaconsfield’s, AJ, Ciarallo, , flying, with, the, Cardinals, Athlete, of, the, Week

Cobras strike down Stars

March 19th, 2014

The LaSalle Cobras downed the Beauval Stars 5-1 in peewee CC opening playoff action Wednesday at the Verdun Arena.
“The team worked hard and finished in all of our plays,” said Cobras head coach Tristan Talarico about his team’s first playoff win of the season. “Our power plays are strong, but unfortunately we didn’t get to use them.”

Cobras, strike, , down, Stars, LaSalle, 5, |, Beauval, 1

Lac Belles AA Regina bound

March 19th, 2014

The Lac St. Louis Belles AA ringette team turned in a gritty, gutsy performance at the Ringette Quebec AA Provincial Championships held in the Quebec City region from March 6-9.

Lac, Belles, AA, Regina, bound,

Riverdale repeats as GMAA basketball midget champions

March 19th, 2014

The Riverdale High School midget boys basketball team used a balanced attack to defeat Herzliah 78-66 in the GMAA championship game played Monday evening at Riverdale High School.

Riverdale, repeats, as, GMAA, basketball, midget, champions, Riverdale, 78, |, Herzliah, 66

Montreal circus maven Gypsy Snider leaves her stamp on Tony Award-winning Pippin

March 14th, 2014

NEW YORK - To say that a Montrealer played a pivotal role in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Pippin (www.pippinthemusical.com) is an understatement. Gypsy  Snider beamed with pride as she recounted to me the role she successfully undertook to revive this production with a circus flair.

Montreal, circus, maven, Gypsy, Snider, leaves, her, stamp, on, Tony, Award-winning, Pippin,

I heard a Rumer...

March 14th, 2014

My head has generally been buried in the sand of the music of the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s and, to some extent, early ‘80s. I have tried listening to the hits of later periods, but I now find the sound of big drums of the late 1980s and the anthemic— destined for commercials—  hits of today all but unlistenable.

I, heard, a, Rumer...,

Ari Tietolman launches new record label

March 14th, 2014

Media industry veteran Ari Tietolman has teamed up with Anthony Boccardi and Royce Groome, along with Mike B., to give birth to a record label named Studio One Productions. Together, these music industry professionals have signed their first artist, Jaden Chase.

Ari, Tietolman, , launches, new, record, label,

I heard a Rumer...

March 14th, 2014

My head has generally been buried in the sand of the music of the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s and, to some extent, early ‘80s. I have tried listening to the hits of later periods, but I now find the sound of big drums of the late 1980s and the anthemic— destined for commercials—  hits of today all but unlistenable.

I, heard, a, Rumer...,

Baking a cake goes a long way

March 14th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way, ,

Baking a cake goes a long way

March 14th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way,

Baking a cake goes a long way

March 14th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way,

Are there are any foods to help with tendinitis?

March 14th, 2014

Question:
I read your last article about foods to heal concussions, and I was wondering if there are any foods to help with tendinitis? I suffer from Tennis Elbow. Are there are any foods I should or shouldn’t eat?

Are, there, are, any, foods, to, help, with, tendinitis?,

Bill 60 will lead to major social, economic damage: ASM

March 12th, 2014

The PQ’s proposed Charter of Values will not only breed division in Quebec, but also “major social and economic damage,” says the brief presented by the Association of Suburban Municipalities, representing Montreal’s demerged municipalities.

Bill, 60, will, lead, to, major, social,, economic, damage:, ASM,

Respected MNA Lawrence Bergman retires from politics

March 12th, 2014

Lawrence Bergman, the very highly-regarded D’Arcy McGee MNA who amassed massive vote majorities and was extremely visible in the community he served for 20 years, announced at a press conference Friday that he will not be running for re-election.

Respected, MNA, Lawrence, Bergman, retires, from, politics,

Montreal leaders turn out in force to honour Raeburn-Baynes

March 12th, 2014

Montreal’s Caribbean populace has come of age, judging by the crowd of nearly 200 civic leaders - including representatives of Prime Minister Harper and Mayor Denis Coderre -  who packed the ballroom at the posh St. James Club downtown, last Saturday night, to honour Gemma Raeburn-Baynes.

Montreal, leaders, turn, out, in, force, to, honour, Raeburn-Baynes,

Interfaith rally declares "Don’t give Marois what she wants!"

March 12th, 2014

Quebecers should not panic about recent election polls and think about leaving the province, Côte St. Luc mayor Anthony Housefather and Reverend Darryl Gray told a rally against the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values, held at NDG’s Shaare Zedek Synagogue Sunday.

Interfaith, rally, declares, "Don’t, give, Marois, what, she, wants!", , Charter, of, Values, the, latest, Jim, Crow:, says, Rev., Gray

Des affaires et de la politique

March 12th, 2014

La province a  été inondée de tweets depuis que Pierre-Karl Péladeau a annoncé son entrée dans le monde de politique électif. Il posera sa candidature pour le district de Saint-Jérôme sous la bannière du PQ.

Des, affaires, et, de, la, politique, Restons, concentrés, sur, ce, qui, est, important

The west and the Ukraine test

March 12th, 2014

The Sochi Games are over and Russian President Vladimir Putin is back to business as usual. The decision to use Russian troops following the Ukraine’s establishment of a new government is reminiscent of Cold War politics and Putin’s disregard for international law.

The, west, and, the, Ukraine, test,

Business and politics

March 12th, 2014

The province has been atwitter (pardon the pun) – literally and figuratively – since Pierre-Karl Péladeau announced his entry into the world of elective politics. He will stand as the PQ candidate in St. Jerôme.

Business, and, politics, Let’s, keep, our, eye, on, the, ball

Plus ca change

March 12th, 2014

Plus, ca, change,

AMT buys Deux Montagnes line from CN Rail

March 12th, 2014

Almost eight million trips are recorded every year by riders along the Deux Montagnes AMT train line, half of the agency's total yearly ridership, and now the AMT has acquired the line, access to the Mount Royal tunnel and all of the infrastructure connected to the line for $92 million.

AMT, buys, Deux, Montagnes, line, from, CN, Rail, Commuter, Company, pays, $92, million, for, lines, and, infrastructure

Kirkland releases 2014 budget

March 12th, 2014

The city of Kirkland released its 2014 budget in the last week of February at a special council meeting. The good news for citizens is that average homes will not see an increase this year.

Kirkland, releases, 2014, budget,

Dollard des Ormeaux to spend $250,000 to save ash trees

March 12th, 2014

At its February meeting, Dollard des Ormeaux city council approved a $50,000-a-year budget for the next five years to protect 200 ash trees against the insidious emerald ash borer (EAB) insect.

Dollard, des, Ormeaux, to, spend, $250,000, to, save, ash, trees,

More resources expected for LGH

March 12th, 2014

Ever since The Suburban spoke to Richard Fahey, MUHC public affairs and strategic planning director, in early February about the eventual repatriation of services once the new MUHC hospital is ready for patients in 2015, patients and patients' groups have been concerned about possible changes to service and the ability to choose the health care option of their choice.

More, resources, expected, for, LGH, , ‘Patients, can, get, the, service, of, their, choice’

New West Island Liberal candidates unveiled

March 12th, 2014

The Quebec Liberal Party announced three candidates last week that leader Philippe Couillard introduced as part of his new economic team to help bolster the province's free falling economy.  Two of Couillard's new team, Carlos Leitao and Martin Coiteux, were introduced Sunday afternoon at Jacques-Cartier Liberal incumbent Geoffrey Kelley's campaign offices in Beaurepaire.

New, West, Island, Liberal, candidates, unveiled, Two, thirds, of, Couillard's, Economic, Team, to, run, in, Nelligan,, Robert-Baldwin

Laval Police: new defibs mean more lives saved

March 12th, 2014

They’re called automated external defibrillators (AEDs), so easy to operate that a child can learn to use one and more than twice as likely to save a life than cardiopulmonary resuscitation – so Laval Police have just ordered 48 more of them.

Laval, Police:, new, defibs, mean, more, lives, saved, All, patrol, cars, to, get, new,, lifesaving, technology

Chomedey Legion prepares for St. Patrick’s Day fun

March 12th, 2014

Branch 251 of the Royal Canadian Legion plans to hold a dinner-dance again this year on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, March 16.

Chomedey, Legion, prepares, for, St., Patrick’s, Day, fun,

Demers sets up ethics bureau

March 12th, 2014

At a Sunday news conference, Mayor Marc Demers announced that Laval intends to open a municipal ethics bureau.
According to Laval’s top civil servant, Serge Lamontagne, the city’s new eight-person ethics office will report operationally to Laval Police. He said that the mandate of the new organization, which will have a $1 million annual budget, will be to conduct investigations to counter collusion, defalcation and other misuse of taxpayers’ money.

Demers, sets, up, ethics, bureau, Frees, city, lawyers, to, talk, to, corruption, investigators

Enbridge gets green light to carry crude through Laval

March 12th, 2014

Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) has approved—with conditions—Enbridge's bid to reverse the flow of its oil pipeline through Laval to feed crude oil from Western Canada and North Dakota to Suncor’s East End Montreal refinery.

Enbridge, gets, green, light, to, carry, crude, through, Laval, Could, feed, Suncor’s, East, End, Montreal, refinery, by, December

Province pumps another $10 million into Laval aluminum innovator

March 12th, 2014

Quebec has followed the federal government’s lead in furnishing financial support to Orbit Aluminae.

Province, pumps, another, $10, million, into, Laval, aluminum, innovator,

Confessions of a chocoholic

March 12th, 2014

I never met a piece of chocolate I didn’t like. I’m a grown man who still can’t resist Smarties, KitKat, Aero, Coffee Crisp, Jersey Milk, Caramilk, Mars, Turtles, Cherry Blossom and Glosette bars.

Confessions, of, a, chocoholic,

Les Saisons Russes returns for second edition in NDG

March 12th, 2014

The Les Saisons Russes de Montréal festival (Montreal Russian Seasons) will hold its second edition in NDG from March 13 to 16.

Les, Saisons, Russes, returns, for, second, edition, in, NDG,

Jamaica rocks

March 12th, 2014

As any Montrealer worth her (or his) sea salt will tell you, escaping winter’s wrath is a no-brainer.

Jamaica, rocks,

A voice festival to bring the generations together

March 12th, 2014

From March 21 to 23, a first-of-its-kind music festival will take place on the West Island celebrating the voices of diverse group of singers.

A, voice, festival, to, bring, , the, generations, together,

Annual LGH Foundation dinner event driven to succeed

March 12th, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) Foundation is gearing up for a fundraising event hosted by the Bâton Rouge restaurant in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, in partnership with BMW West Island.

Annual, LGH, Foundation, , dinner, event, driven, to, succeed, En, Route, for, Bâton, Rouge, takes, place, March, 24

Chez Doris is a safe haven for women in need

March 12th, 2014

Born and raised in Montreal, Barb, a Concordia University graduate, made a living as an artist, even plying her trade in Europe for several years. But in her late 30s, health issues sent her world into a tailspin. Within a year, alone and unable to work, she was forced to rely on social assistance. Today, the 54 year old makes do on just over $1,160 per month.

Chez, Doris, is, a, safe, haven, for, women, in, need,

Villa Maria downs ECS to win GMAA bantam title

March 12th, 2014

Villa Maria demonstrated why they are the class of bantam girls’ basketball last month when they soundly defeated Miss Edgar’s and Cramp’s to claim the GMAA Championship.

Villa, Maria, downs, ECS, to, win, GMAA, bantam, title, Villa, Maria, 38, |, ECS, 18,

Alouettes announce 2014 coaching staff

March 12th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes’ 2014 coaching staff was introduced last Thursday and new head coach Tom Higgins will be able to count on a mix of experience and youth among his personnel this upcoming season, including three former coaches from the Quebec football conference.

Alouettes, announce, 2014, coaching, staff,

Off to Minnesota

March 12th, 2014

Vanier College’s defensive lineman Julien Kafo earned himself a full scholarship at the University of Minnesota following a tremendous 2013 season.

Off, to, Minnesota, Athlete, of, the, Week

Bilodeau drops in at the John Molson School of Business

March 12th, 2014

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist and Concordia accounting student Alex Bilodeau attended a homecoming last Friday at the John Molson School of business.

Bilodeau, drops, in, at, the, , John, Molson, School, of, Business,

Marquis play the perfect game

March 12th, 2014

The Pierrefonds Marquis grabbed a victory in round one of round robin play with a 3-0 win over the West Island Kings in Midget B hockey Sunday afternoon at the Kirkland Arena.

Marquis, play, , the, perfect, game, Pierrefonds, 3, |, West, Island, 0,

Citadels grab playoff win

March 12th, 2014

The Dollard Citadels opened the scoring late in the third period and never looked back beating the Lakeshore Leopards 3-1 in Midget B round robin playoff actions Sunday at the Kirkland Arena.

Citadels, grab, playoff, win, Dollard, 3, |, Lakeshore, 1,

Developer allegedly linked to CSL homes damaged by fire: reports

March 5th, 2014

Montreal police told The Suburban Monday that an investigation is continuing into the two fires that took place in Côte St. Luc the night of Feb. 20, on Collins, and early Feb. 24, on Tommy Douglas.

Developer, allegedly, linked, to, CSL, homes, damaged, by, fire:, reports,

Medical marijuana zoning bylaw debated in MoWest

March 5th, 2014

Residents and advocates for access to marijuana for medical purposes debated a proposed zoning bylaw with members of Montreal West council, during a public consultation held by the town recently.

Medical, marijuana, zoning, bylaw, debated, in, MoWest,

Tyler: OQLF targeting small company websites

March 5th, 2014

The Office Québécois de la Langue Française is practicing “state-sponsored harassment” in its targeting of small company websites they claim violate Quebec’s language laws, says lawyer Brent Tyler.

Tyler:, OQLF, targeting, small, company, websites, ‘It’s, state-sponsored, harassment’

APP for EMSB

March 5th, 2014

It’s 10 a.m., do you know where your students are?

APP, for, EMSB, Info, at, swipe, of, a, finger

Une lettre ouverte à La Reine Marois

March 5th, 2014

Pauline,
Félicitations pour le dévoilement du budget de 2014 et ton apparition puissante dans les sondages d'opinion.

Une, lettre, ouverte, à, La, Reine, Marois,

An Open Letter to Queen Pauline

March 5th, 2014

Pauline:
 Congratulations on your recent release of the 2014 budget and your strong showing in the ongoing voter intention polls.

An, Open, Letter, to, Queen, Pauline,

Quebec’s China Syndrome

March 5th, 2014

Back in the 1970s amidst the fear and panic over nuclear power plants, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas starred in a move set in California called “The China Syndrome.” The story centred on a nuclear power plant gone wrong, and the hypothesis was that if the nuclear rods went out of their cylinders they could melt through the earth’s core all the way to China.

Quebec’s, China, Syndrome, , A, snitch, society, gnaws, at, the, body

The Russian Bear

March 5th, 2014

The, Russian, Bear,

LBPSB postpones revising its emergency measures

March 5th, 2014

At its executive committee meeting, Feb. 17, Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) voted not to move forward on updating its 12-year-old emergency measures policy.

LBPSB, postpones, revising, its, emergency, measures,

Community showers West Island Palliative Care Residence with love

March 5th, 2014

“For the Love of Life” was the theme of this year’s Valentine’s Gala of the West Island Palliative Care Residence, the organization’s largest annual fundraising event, held on Feb. 15 at the Pavilion of the Château Vaudreuil hotel. The event raised over $340,000 toward the $3 million gap in the residence’s budget not covered by the Quebec government.
More than 500 guests enjoyed a Moulin Rouge-themed décor which had them walking through scenes from the Paris cabaret.

Community, showers, West, Island, Palliative, Care, Residence, with, love,

CROM needs sustainable funding

March 5th, 2014

"We launched this campaign because the voices of these forgotten children need to be heard," said Courtney Lai-Hing, member of CROM's Parents Executive Committee.

CROM, needs, sustainable, funding, Centre, de, réadaptation, de, l’Ouest, de, Montréal, launches, petition, for, help

Dollard des Ormeaux to update sign laws

March 5th, 2014

Businesspeople in Dollard des Ormeaux will soon get some relief from the city’s restrictive and expensive sign rules.
Mayor Ed Janiszewski told The Suburban in an interview that city council will review DDO’s commercial sign bylaws to make them more responsive to local businesses’ needs.

Dollard, des, Ormeaux, to, update, sign, laws,

Beaconsfield creates sound wall committee

March 5th, 2014

For many Beaconsfield residents living along Highway 20, excessive noise from cars and trains has been a concern for years and now the city has created a Sound Wall Committee made up of six citizens including Derrick Pounds who has been front and centre in trying to lobby for a sound wall. District 2 Councillor Karen Messier has also volunteered to be on the committee.

Beaconsfield, creates, sound, wall, committee, District, 2, Councillor, Karen, Messier, taking, part

Alzheimer’s Society English website goes online next week

March 5th, 2014

Laval Alzheimer’s Society has been busy for the past year rebuilding its website, and its new Internet look is slated to appear online next week, event coordinator Diane Tremblay told The Suburban.

Alzheimer’s, Society, English, website, goes, online, next, week, Fundraising, run,, walkathon, slated, for, May, 25

CRTC approves Securenet’s Netvu network

March 5th, 2014

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) gave the green light, Feb. 19, to let Securenet launch a new high-definition television service from Sault Ste. Marie to Rivière du Loup. The CRTC approved the small local company’s bid to deliver more than 150 television channels along the lines that it already uses to provide phone and Internet service.

CRTC, approves, Securenet’s, Netvu, network, High-definition, TV, service, slated, to, start, this, spring

Vaillancourt prepares to get rested and ready

March 5th, 2014

Quebec Superior Court has freed Gilles Vaillancourt to flee Canada’s winter’s cold.

Vaillancourt, prepares, to, get, rested, and, ready,

Pont Viau periodontist spurs nationwide World War I memorial

March 5th, 2014

On April 8, the Canadian War Museum (CWM) will kick off a special program called Supply Line at its World War I centennial gala.

Pont, Viau, periodontist, spurs, nationwide, World, War, I, memorial, Schoolchildren, across, Canada, to, remember, soldiers’, sacrifices

Nominations open early for SWLSB elections

March 5th, 2014

Elections Quebec has opened the door early this year to register to run in long-overdue school board elections.
The provincial election authority made the move in order to maximize participation in the upcoming vote, which is slated for Nov. 2.

Nominations, open, early, for, SWLSB, elections, Early-birds, encouraged, to, run, for, school, board, posts

LLO presents The Yeomen of the Guard

March 5th, 2014

‘Tis the season for Gilbert and Sullivan in Pointe Claire. The Lakeshore Light Opera will this year tackle The Yeomen of the Guard as part of their annual tradition of staging a work by the legendary composers. It will run on selected dates from March 7-15 at the Louise Chalmers Theatre (formerly the John Rennie Theatre), located at 501 St. Jean Blvd. in Pointe Claire.

LLO, presents, The, Yeomen, of, the, Guard, Annual, Gilbert, and, Sullivan, production, to, open, on, March, 7

Local school of etiquette poised for success

March 5th, 2014

It’s a familiar refrain: “Oh, kids have no manners.” Ana Tajuelo, co-founder of The Canadian School of Modern Etiquette aims to change that. “A lot of that is because they spend 40+ hours a week in front of a screen. They text and email rather than have face-to-face contact the way we did growing up,” said Tajuelo.

Local, school, of, etiquette, poised, for, success,

I sang along with Pete and laughed aloud with Sid

March 5th, 2014

On January 27 and February 12, two entertainers who gave me great pleasure and joy passed away.

I, sang, along, with, Pete, and, laughed, aloud, with, Sid,

Concordia’s Thinking Out Loud series welcomes ad expert Terry O’Reilly

March 5th, 2014

Creative output comes in all shapes and sizes. The Concordia University Thinking Out Loud conversation series on creativity, held in partnership with the Globe and Mail, will feature four discussions — held in front of live audiences —
that focus on the broad social implications of the creative output that can accompany academic research. Each hour-long discussion will pair one of the university’s researchers with a public figure for a stimulating and lively exchange about what it means to create.

Concordia’s, Thinking, Out, Loud, series, welcomes, ad, expert, Terry, O’Reilly, Thursday,, March, 6, at, the, D.B., Clarke, Theatre

Fennario returns to Centaur in explosive fashion

March 5th, 2014

Motherhouse is a challenging new entry in David Fennario’s arsenal of intensely Montreal-centric plays.

Fennario, returns, to, Centaur, in, explosive, fashion,

Beating the winter blues

March 5th, 2014

Who’s got cabin fever? We do!

Beating, the, winter, blues,

LaurenHill rallies to capture GMAA midget championships

March 5th, 2014

LaurenHill Academy overcame a slow start to defeat St. Thomas 54-50 to capture the
GMAA midget A championship Wednesday afternoon.

LaurenHill, rallies, , to, capture, GMAA, , midget, championships, LaurenHill, 54, |, St., Thomas, 50

Scouts collar Huskies for GMAA championship

March 5th, 2014

The Loyola Scouts downed the HRHS Huskies 5-1 to take the GMAA’s boys’ peewee final Tuesday at LCC in NDG.

Scouts, collar, Huskies, for, GMAA, championship, Loyola, 5, |, HRHS, 1

Meagan Charbonneau shows MVP skills

March 5th, 2014

John Rennie’s Meagan Charbonneau saved her best performance of the year for the season’s final game and has been named The Suburban Athlete of the Week.

Meagan, Charbonneau, , shows, MVP, skills, Athlete, of, the, Week

Kuper blanks Huskies for juvenile girls’ crown

March 5th, 2014

The Juvenile Kuper Kodiaks girls shut out the HRHS Huskies 2-0 to take this year’s GMAA final Tuesday at the Glenn J. Chamandy arena.

Kuper, blanks, Huskies, for, juvenile, girls’, crown, Kuper, 2, |, HRHS, 0

Overtime thriller delivers GMAA crown to Loyola bantams

March 5th, 2014

The Loyola Bantam boys Braves took the GMAA championship with a final overtime come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Kuper Kodiaks in NDG.

Overtime, thriller, delivers, , GMAA, crown, to, Loyola, bantams, Loyola, 4, |, Kuper, 3, (OT)

Kodiaks bear down on Warriors for juvenile title

March 5th, 2014

The Kuper Kodiaks came from behind to defeat the Loyola Warriors 4-3 to take this year’s Juvenile GMAA hockey final Tuesday at the Glenn J. Chamandy Arena.

Kodiaks, bear, down, on, Warriors, for, juvenile, title, Kuper, 4, |, Loyola, 3

MAGAZINE

February 28th, 2014

Click here for the latest edition. Updated April 11, 2014

MAGAZINE,

Meadowbrook developer launches $44M lawsuit against Montreal

February 26th, 2014

The more than 25-year saga of the attempted development of the Meadowbrook Golf Course took a new twist as it was revealed that a subsidiary of its latest owner, Groupe Pacific launched a $44 million lawsuit against the City of Montreal.
The city has twice rejected the developer’s plans for housing on the site, saying the infrastructure needed would be too costly. Groupe Pacific’s Suzanne Deschamps was not available for comment at press time.

Meadowbrook, developer, launches, , $44M, lawsuit, against, Montreal,

Students thrive in Vanier robotics competition

February 26th, 2014

Some 700 students representing 31 teams from 28 high schools and CEGEPs gathered at Vanier College’s sports complex late last week for Nemolition, the 13th annual CRC Robotics Competition.

Students, thrive, in, Vanier, , robotics, competition,

City developer challenges PQ minister’s order in court

February 26th, 2014

Twenty seven years after the ruined mansion was first permitted to be demolished in order to make way for a new residential development, the building’s ultimate fate now rests in the hands of Superior Court Judge Clément Samson.

City, developer, challenges, PQ, minister’s, order, in, court,

Quebec immigration bill would create uncertainty: lawyer

February 26th, 2014

Quebec’s Bill 71, introduced in the National Assembly last week to change the province’s 1968 immigration law, would be unfair and create uncertainty for those who want to emigrate to Canada, says immigration lawyer Mitchell Brownstein.

Quebec, immigration, bill, would, create, uncertainty:, lawyer, ‘It’s, a, sad, day, for, immigration’

Two fires in CSL being investigated

February 26th, 2014

The apparent explosion that caused a fire at a home under construction on Tommy Douglas and Abraham de Sola in Côte St. Luc 12:20 a.m. Monday was the second fire at a home under construction in that city within a 48-hour period, Côte St. Luc public safety director Jordy Reichson told The Suburban Monday.

Two, fires, in, CSL, being, investigated,

Le chaos hospitalier au Québec

February 26th, 2014

Avis au ministre de la Santé M. Hébert : Les gens ne croient plus à rien et ce, pour de bonnes raisons.

Le, chaos, hospitalier, au, Québec, Il, ne, s’agit, pas, de, régionalisation,, mais, de, désespoir

Quebec’s hospital havoc

February 26th, 2014

Memo to Quebec Health Minister Hébert: nobody believes anything anymore. And with reason.

Quebec’s, hospital, havoc, It's, not, about, regionalization,, it's, about, desperation

Canadian Olympic athletes

February 26th, 2014

Canadian, Olympic, athletes,

Beaconsfield in talks with Montreal over Angell Woods

February 26th, 2014

A first-ever meeting between Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle and Montreal Executive Committee member Réal Ménard to discuss the future of Angell Woods took place at Beaconsfield City Hall, Feb. 20.

Beaconsfield, in, talks, with, Montreal, over, Angell, Woods,

Courchesne promotes school board elections

February 26th, 2014

Former Liberal Education Minister Michelle Courchesne visited Lester B. Pearson School Board headquarters in Dorval, Feb 22, to hype school board elections that will be held across the province, Nov. 2.

Courchesne, promotes, school, board, elections, So,, you, want, to, be, a, school, commissioner?

James quits politics

February 26th, 2014

Less than 24 hours after Robert-Baldwin MNA Pierre Marsan held a press conference announcing he was leaving politics, journalists and well wishers assembled at Nelligan MNA Yolande James' offices where she too announced her political life after a decade was coming to an end.

James, quits, politics, Nelligan, MNA, wants, to, spend, time, with, family

Dauphin seeks "predictable and stable" funding from city

February 26th, 2014

In the wake of the two gold medal victories for team Canada in men's and women's hockey at the recent Winter Olympics, Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin is using a hockey analogy in his dealings with the city of Montreal regarding more equitable funding for Lachine and other underfunded boroughs on the island.

Dauphin, seeks, "predictable, and, stable", funding, from, city,

Pierre Marsan retires from Assembly after two decades

February 26th, 2014

On Monday, Pierre Marsan announced at a press conference at his Dollard-des-Ormeaux offices that he will not be running in the next provincial election, expected to be called for this spring by the PQ government.

Pierre, Marsan, retires, from, Assembly, after, two, decades,

Hébert vows Laval residents can continue getting treatment in Montreal

February 26th, 2014

As predicted in last week’s edition of The Suburban, Quebec Health Minister Dr. Réjean Hébert visited Laval, Feb. 21, to announce Parti Québécois government plans to give more money to the Cité de la santé superhospital.

Hébert, vows, Laval, residents, can, , continue, getting, treatment, in, Montreal,

Laval social worker climbs Kilimanjaro

February 26th, 2014

Annie Langlois is a social worker at CLSC Laval. When her boss, Nancy Morneau, approached her in the summer of 2013, to participate in a once in a lifetime experience she was ready for the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Laval, social, worker, climbs, Kilimanjaro, Team, raises, $130,000, for, Canadian, Tire, Jump, Start, program

Hospital uncertainty worse than bad news

February 26th, 2014

Patients who currently get their medical treatment in Montreal are upset that they’re still in the dark about the Parti Québécois’ health care regionalization plans.

Hospital, uncertainty, worse, than, bad, news,

Health care regionalization

February 26th, 2014

While Quebec Health Minister Dr. Réjean Hébert was adamant that Laval residents will remain free to seek health care wherever they choose, he was more nuanced when The Suburban asked him whether the Parti Québécois government plans to cut hospital budgets in Montreal to help fund the cash infusions in Laval and elsewhere in the province that he has announced during the past few weeks.

Health, care, regionalization, Where, have, all, the, dollars, gone?

Rousselle alarmed by absent ambulances

February 26th, 2014

Jean Rousselle says that Laval’s ambulance service is broken and he wants Health Minister Dr. Réjean Hébert to fix it, without delay.

Rousselle, alarmed, by, absent, ambulances,

Prevention is key at Concordia’s PERFORM Centre

February 26th, 2014

With an aging population, increasing rates of obesity and growing levels of inactivity, a heavier burden is being placed on our health care system. But many of the diseases associated with this burden — cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, pulmonary disease and some lifestyle-induced cancers, to name a few — are actually preventable.

Prevention, is, key, at, Concordia’s, PERFORM, Centre,

Why can’t we get the drugs we need when we need them?

February 26th, 2014

Drug shortages are in the news again.

Why, can’t, we, get, the, drugs, , we, need, when, we, need, them?,

Is this the home you’re dying for?

February 26th, 2014

For most of us a coffin or an urn will suffice as our final resting place — but not for our super-rich baby boomers. Today, many of them are choosing to immortalize themselves through elaborate monuments and mausoleums.

Is, this, the, home, you’re, dying, for?,

Disney on Ice brings Mickey and Co. to Montreal

February 26th, 2014

Arguably one of the most beloved characters of all time, Mickey Mouse and his whole gang are coming to Montreal next month with Disney on Ice: Let’s Party at the Bell Centre and Disney Live: Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show at Théâtre St. Denis. Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Prince Charming, Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell, Aladdin and many more will all be on hand to delight audiences young and old.

Disney, on, Ice, brings, Mickey, and, Co., to, Montreal,

Insight into early detection for ovarian cancer

February 26th, 2014

If you’re a woman over the age of 50 living in Montreal and experiencing one or more abdominal discomforts like bloating; indigestion; feeling stuffed after a few bites or loss of appetite; nausea; diarrhea, constipation and bowel, bladder or vaginal issues, then Dr. Lucy Gilbert has an offer that you really shouldn’t refuse.

Insight, into, early, detection, for, ovarian, cancer, DOvE, project, looks, for, solutions, for, a, ‘silent, killer’

The comedian’s comedian can act, too

February 26th, 2014

Bill Burr has worked long and hard to become one of the most accomplished and respected stand-up comedians working today. But it has been his foray into a variety of other mediums, which has resulted in his personal stock soaring to new heights in recent years. Currently on tour, the Just for Laughs veteran will perform at the Métropolis on March 5 and 11.

The, comedian’s, , comedian, can, act,, too, Bill, Burr, tour, makes, two, Montreal, stops

Golden again on the cross country course

February 26th, 2014

Daniel Silvestre, age eight, took part in the Canadian Ski Marathon where over the course of two days completed 35.2 Km and 29.3 Km.

Golden, again, on, the, , cross, country, course,

Michael Campoli focused on the prize of a strong education

February 26th, 2014

LSL Lions’ Michael Campoli is one of the recipients of the Montreal Canadiens’ seventh annual bursary award in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Michael, Campoli, focused, on, , the, prize, of, a, strong, education, Athlete, of, the, Week

Rebelles squeeze out road win in Dollard

February 26th, 2014

The Laval Midget AA Rebelles shut out the LSL Elites 1 -0 in opening playoff action Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.
“The team played really well and put lots of pressure, but we had trouble scoring goals,” said Rebelles head coach Harry Nikolidakis whose team took the game in shootout. “We couldn’t lose this game and now we have three points in the bank.”

Rebelles, squeeze, out, road, win, in, Dollard, Laval, 1, |, LSL, 0

Dawson, Vanier basketball teams vie for Provincial championships this weekend

February 26th, 2014

The Dawson College Blues and Vanier Cheetahs men’s basketball teams will be looking to punch their ticket to the 2014 Canadian College Athletic Association National Championships when they compete this weekend in the RSEQ Provincial Championships that will be held at John Abbott College.

Dawson,, Vanier, basketball, teams, vie, for, Provincial, championships, this, weekend,

Alouettes select Tom Higgins as new head coach

February 26th, 2014

Montreal Alouettes owner Bob Wetenhall announced on Monday that Tom Higgins was his selection to be the 21st head coach of the team

Alouettes, select, Tom, Higgins, as, new, head, coach,

Third Period Outburst gives MRO a road win

February 26th, 2014

A four goal third period propelled the MRO Devils to a 6-1 victory over the Dollard Centennials in peewee “C” hockey Saturday afternoon at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Third, Period, Outburst, gives, MRO, a, road, win, MRO, 6, |, Dollard, 1

McGill athletes of the year announced

February 21st, 2014

Football lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of St. Hilaire, Que., and hockey forward Katia Clement-Heydra of St. Bruno de Montarville, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 37th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the Holiday Inn Midtown.

McGill, athletes, of, the, year, announced,

Hampstead launches 100th anniversary celebrations

February 19th, 2014

Hampstead is marking the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town with numerous special events during the year; it was announced during the annual winter carnival and hockey game Sunday.

Hampstead, launches, 100th, , anniversary, celebrations,

St. Laurent passes Cavendish link resolution

February 19th, 2014

St. Laurent council passed a resolution last week calling for the building of a Cavendish Blvd. link between the borough and Côte St. Luc.

St., Laurent, passes, Cavendish, link, resolution,

Bernier: “This budget sets us apart from the rest,”

February 19th, 2014

As far as federal Minister Maxime Bernier is concerned, the Harper administration has no complaints and more than a few reasons to be proud about its new budget.

Bernier:, “This, budget, sets, us, apart, from, the, rest,”, ,

Turcot construction, traffic woes

February 19th, 2014

The Turcot interchange project, expected to run years and permanently change how people travel through the city, is supposed to be a good thing for those descending upon the city’s downtown core and around the new superhospital. But it smacks of something else for residents living in the environs of the MUHC, notably the borough of Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grace.

Turcot, construction,, traffic, woes, Copeman, expects, “very, difficult, period”

Bergman fears health havoc from PQ

February 19th, 2014

D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman is accusing the Parti Québécois of not being able to manage the province’s health and social services network, and Health Minister Réjean Hébert of inaction.

Bergman, fears, health, havoc, from, PQ,

The invisible servants

February 19th, 2014

There once was a television series about New York called The Naked City and the opening line was: There are 8 million stories out there.

The, invisible, servants,

Drainville just doesn’t get it

February 19th, 2014

Yes, we know. The title of this editorial is an understatement, at the least, given this space’s previous critiques of Bill 60. But this is not about the law, it is about the man.

Drainville, just, doesn’t, get, it, Editorial

Quebec budget shoes

February 19th, 2014

Quebec, budget, shoes,

More resources needed at LGH for repatriation, Kelley believes

February 19th, 2014

"Like many other people, I was surprised to hear about Danielle McCann's departure," MNA Geoffrey Kelley said about the recent departure of McCann as CEO of Montreal's region health care authority with two years left on her mandate and the subsequent hiring of Patricia Gauthier.

More, resources, needed, at, LGH, for, repatriation,, Kelley, believes,

Earl Jones could be on the street by April

February 19th, 2014

Although the federal government changed the law for minimal sentencing of white collar criminals in 2011, West Island fraudulent businessman Earl Jones had been sentenced the year before and the Quebec Superior Court ruled that forcing Jones to spend more time behind bars was a violation of his rights.

Earl, Jones, could, be, on, the, street, by, April, EJVC, member, says, Jones, could, receive, full, release

Officials ducking details on health care reorg

February 19th, 2014

With less than six weeks left before patients are slated to be shunted-off to other treatment facilities, Montreal’s health authority (ASSS Montreal) remains silent about the specifics.

Officials, ducking, details, on, health, care, reorg, Silence, reigns,, with, no, plan, in, sight

Patients left in limbo as relocation deadline looms

February 19th, 2014

“Some patients, as is to be expected, are very concerned and even anxious, as they do not know yet where they will have their dialysis treatments,” Evelyn Seligman told The Suburban in an electronic mail message.

Patients, left, , in, limbo, as, , relocation, , deadline, looms,

Pointe-Claire hosts Polar Bear Plunge

February 19th, 2014

It’s 12:30 pm, freezing, there is light snow falling, and Pointe-Claire Village is a parking lot.

Pointe-Claire, hosts, Polar, Bear, Plunge, Over, 250, participants, brave, the, cold, for, Special, Olympics

David de Cotis: ‘Technopole won’t skip a beat’

February 19th, 2014

City hall put Laval Technopole, the Société de transport de Laval (STL) transit authority and 13 other organizations with close links to the city under review last week.

David, de, Cotis:, ‘Technopole, won’t, skip, a, beat’, City, puts, its, parapublic, agencies, under, microscope

Ouellette: Laval residents alarmed by hospital regionalization

February 19th, 2014

Worried constituents lit up the phone lines at Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette’s office last week.

Ouellette:, Laval, residents, alarmed, by, hospital, , regionalization, , ,

Mayor Demers replies to court challenge

February 19th, 2014

The judicial challenge to Mayor Marc Demers by defeated mayoral candidate Jacques Foucher goes on.

Mayor, Demers, replies, to, court, challenge,

Quebec diverting Medicare dollars to the regions

February 19th, 2014

Health Minister Réjean Hébert plans to redistribute Medicare money to less populous centres, to accomplish the Parti Québécois government’s drive to regionalize delivery of the province’s health care services.

Quebec, diverting, Medicare, dollars, to, the, regions,

Students keep spirit of giving alive, long after the holidays

February 19th, 2014

Students of North Star Academy Laval headed downtown last Wednesday to help the homeless.

Students, keep, spirit, of, giving, alive,, long, after, the, holidays,

What women need to know about blood clots

February 19th, 2014

Women are at increased risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and in their lungs (known as venous thrombosis) during certain periods of their lives.

What, women, need, to, know, about, blood, clots,

Welcome to the Quebec Winter Olympics

February 19th, 2014

The Russian Winter Olympics are almost over, but here in Quebec we don’t have to wait four more years, as we have our own Olympics that take place every winter. Following are some of the events you a can partake in.

Welcome, to, the, Quebec, Winter, Olympics,

St. George’s team setting out to crack safes in Israel

February 19th, 2014

A team from St. George’s School of Montreal won the Eastern semi finals of Weizmann Canada’s annual Shalheveth Freier Physics Tournament.

St., George’s, team, setting, out, , to, crack, safes, in, Israel,

What we can learn from our Olympic athletes

February 19th, 2014

Watching the Olympics is awe inspiring and there’s so much that we can learn from these amazing athletes.

What, we, can, learn, from, , our, Olympic, athletes,

From fashionistas to family cooking authorities

February 19th, 2014

Torontonians Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh both worked at Fashion Magazine for eight years. Their combined experience within the industry makes them more than reliable authorities on the subject. Somewhere along the line, however, their attention shifted to food and The Sweet Potato Chronicles blog was born.

From, fashionistas, to, , family, cooking, authorities, New, book, offers, tips, on, how, , to, keep, the, modern, family, well, fed

The most important meeting that never happened

February 19th, 2014

It’s hard to imagine the existence of Black History Month without the efforts of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the 1960s.

The, most, important, meeting, that, never, happened, BTW, brings, Malcolm, X, and, Martin, Luther, King, Jr., together, on, stage

Wild hold off determined Montreal rivals

February 19th, 2014

It was a Wild time at the Bob Birnie annex rink last Sunday afternoon, Wild as in the Westlake Wild midget B girls’ team held on for a tight 2-1 victory over their Montreal II counterparts.

Wild, hold, off, , determined, Montreal, rivals, Westlake, 2, |, Montreal, 1

Honouring a native son for perseverance and performance

February 19th, 2014

 Brent Lakatos, a wheelchair racer in the T53 classification who is a three time Paralympian, world champion and a world and Canadian record holder, was honoured by his home town Dorval last Friday evening at the Sarto Desnoyers Centre.

Honouring, a, native, son, for, perseverance, and, performance,

YM-YWHA Wolves played for Daniel

February 19th, 2014

The YM-YWHA Wolves Basketball players practice three times a week from September to March. Players are also expected to attend study hall before every weekday practice. There is a meaning behind the way we structure our afternoons; schoolwork comes before basketball. That is a message our coaches start instilling from the first tryout.  

YM-YWHA, Wolves, played, for, Daniel, February, 9, showcase, day, brought, everyone, together, as, a, family

Cheerfest’s seventh edition best one yet

February 19th, 2014

The North Shore Extreme hosted more than 1,500 competitors at their seventh annual Cheerfest Saturday in Palais des Congres.

Cheerfest’s, seventh, edition, best, one, yet,

QMFL celebrates excellence of the 2014 season

February 19th, 2014

The Quebec Midget Football League held its annual awards banquet Saturday afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

QMFL, celebrates, excellence, of, the, 2014, season,

Rousseau-Royals’ Peter Abbandonato sets the bar high

February 19th, 2014

Peter Abbandonato is one of the recipients of the Montreal Canadiens’ seventh annual bursary award in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Rousseau-Royals’, Peter, Abbandonato, sets, the, bar, high, Athlete, of, the, Week

Community activist Gemma Raeburn-Baynes humbled by honour awaiting her

February 12th, 2014

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of community service and non-profit work by long time community activist, and Grenadian native Gemma Raeburn-Baynes. On March 8 friends of Gemma and the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association will be hosting a special dinner in her honour.

Community, activist, Gemma, Raeburn-Baynes, humbled, by, honour, awaiting, her,

Former Canadian Bar President condemns Bill 60

February 12th, 2014

Former Canadian Bar President Bernard Amyot, a leading Montreal lawyer and frequent commentator in the written and electronic media on issues of social justice, has come out strongly against the PQ’s Bill 60. Amyot’s positions have often moved issues and he felt compelled to speak out in the midst of the National Assembly hearings on the contentious legislation.

Former, Canadian, Bar, President, condemns, Bill, 60, Bernard, Amyot, calls, it, a, “vindictive, act”

“As you judge, so you will be judged.”

February 12th, 2014

In a dramatic exchange at the Bill 60 hearings, Université de Montréal Rector Guy Breton compared the effect of Bill 60 to Francoesque tactics during that Spanish dictators reign.

“As, you, judge,, so, you, will, be, judged.”,

Here’s where to find the money

February 12th, 2014

The CAQ started billboard campaigns this week calling for a Charter of Taxpayers’ Rights, not a Charter of Values. Jacques Parizeau has for the first time come out publicly not only criticizing a PQ government’s fiscal prowess, but stating that “for the first time in 30 years” he is worried about Quebec’s economic viability.

Here’s, where, to, find, the, money, Editorial

Westmount willing to settle court fight with Montreal

February 12th, 2014

During last week’s city council meeting, Westmount’s Mayor Peter Trent told his councillors that the city had little choice but to propose an out-of-court settlement worth half a million dollars if it wished to prevent yet another expensive (and essentially useless) court fight with the City of Montreal.

Westmount, willing, to, settle, court, fight, with, Montreal, Forced, to, resort, to, courts, again, to, get, money, back

Senior injured in NDG fire

February 12th, 2014

A fire took place 3:10 a.m. Monday at 2480 Benny Crescent in NDG.

Senior, injured, in, NDG, fire,

Cotler will not run again

February 12th, 2014

Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler confirmed last week that he will not run in the next federal election.

Cotler, will, not, run, again,

Olympic winter sports

February 12th, 2014

Olympic, winter, sports,

Eat Love Live, valentines for girls

February 12th, 2014

The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre will hold its 4th annual Eat Love Live ladies-only fundraiser in Dollard Des Ormeaux at Towne Hall Restaurant at 6 p.m., Feb, 16.

Eat, Love, Live,, valentines, for, girls,

Who’s who in the agglo?

February 12th, 2014

During Kirkland’s city council meeting, Feb. 3, Mayor Michel Gibson announced that Councillor Andre Allard has joined Montreal’s contracts watchdog, the Commission d’examen des contrats.

Who’s, who, in, the, agglo?, West, Island, mayors,, councillors, join, oversight, committees

SADB wants to improve main street

February 12th, 2014

Empty storefronts in today's economy are a reality and for smaller municipalities like Ste. Anne de Bellevue, having two or three chronically empty stores on the main street create a sad visual but Mayor Paola Hawa and city council want to do something to improve the city's look.

SADB, wants, to, improve, main, street, 'It, is, time, to, be, more, proactive'

After 30 years, Roberto Del Papa hangs up his badge

February 12th, 2014

He spent the last 15 years of his career at Station 1 as community relations officer but last Wednesday was Roberto Del Papa's last day in uniform. After a successful 30 year career, Del Papa is calling it a day and is retiring to spend more time with his family.

After, 30, years,, Roberto, Del, Papa, hangs, up, his, badge, SPVM, 1, community, relations, officer, also, served, internationally

LPBSB students swap letters and videos with Northern Quebec school

February 12th, 2014

More than 50 students with the Lester B. Pearson School Board are taking part in a program that encourages the students to share their interests through artwork, letters and videos that will be sent to students of Kawawachikamach in Northern Quebec.

LPBSB, students, swap, letters, and, videos, with, Northern, Quebec, school, , Project, aims, to, teach, West, Island, students, about, First, Nations

Hospitals readying for English influx

February 12th, 2014

To serve Laval residents who hitherto have gone to Montreal for English service, local health officials have to grapple with the unenviable task of reconciling Quebec’s restrictive language laws with its health care act which – on paper at least – is much more generous toward the province’s English-speaking minority.

Hospitals, readying, for, English, influx, Regionalization, to, force, residents, to, get, treated, in, Laval

Sanofi only Laval firm among Canada’s top employers

February 12th, 2014

Relocating in Laval last year helped pharmaceutical giant Sanofi garner laurels as the top employer in the city and rank among the best places to work in Canada.

Sanofi, only, Laval, firm, among, Canada’s, top, employers,

Crestview Elementary School property to be decontaminated

February 12th, 2014

Parents at Crestview Elementary were told little about the big decontamination project in their schoolyard until a construction strike delayed the work.

Crestview, Elementary, School, property, to, be, decontaminated,

Laval to fly rainbow flag at city hall during Olympics

February 12th, 2014

The city moved briskly last week to hoist the rainbow flag at city hall, where it will remain throughout the Sochi Olympics. The gesture coincided with a call by opposition councillors to follow St. John’s, Newfoundland’s initiative to show solidarity with gays and lesbians in Russia.

Laval, to, fly, rainbow, flag, at, city, hall, during, Olympics, Opposition, councillors, snubbed, during, flag-raising, ceremony

Biotech City to exploit French connections

February 12th, 2014

Laval’s Biotech City announced last week that it has signed an agreement that will let a major international biotech publication –Biotech Finances – set up a bureau on-site here.

Biotech, City, to, exploit, French, connections,

Pawsitive reinforcement

February 12th, 2014

Harmony in the home is what we all strive for.

Pawsitive, reinforcement,

Westmount student raises $77,000 for Just for Kids

February 12th, 2014

Last week, Charlotte Goldberg — a Westmount grade school student — personally managed to raise some $77,000 for the Just For Kids (JKF) Foundation’s annual Dancing With the Stars fundraising party.     

Westmount, student, raises, , $77,000, for, Just, for, Kids,

‘Good morning, Earth’

February 12th, 2014

In his first book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield gives readers a compelling, inspiring and often humorous perspective on what it takes to make it into space, the kind of thinking required to come back safely, and how the rest of us humans can use it to achieve success in our own lives.

‘Good, morning,, Earth’, An, inspiring, chat, with, Chris, Hadfield:, Part, 2

Gems of ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2014

An exhibition that began in December at the Grand Palais in Paris, Cartier: Style and History, closes on February 16, two days after Valentine’s Day. The Paris firm, recognized as the jeweller of kings, was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier is part of France’s tradition and heritage. Throughout this period, during good and bad times, the world’s royals, maharajas, heiresses, socialites, bankers, corporate leaders and celebrities were never short of cash to buy up their gems.

Gems, of, ideas, for, Valentine’s, Day,

Celebrate Black History month with Mandela exhibit and more

February 12th, 2014

Crammed into the 28 days of February are a bevy of activities, events and exhibits dedicated to honouring Black History Month. In the middle of it all is a new exhibit at Montreal’s city hall entitled Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom, which runs until Feb. 20.

Celebrate, Black, History, month, with, Mandela, exhibit, and, more,

You’ve heard about Job, but what about Bob?

February 12th, 2014

There is undoubtedly a stark difference in modern day collective beliefs from those which guided the people living during any period depicted in the Old Testament. And while deep religious underpinnings may not be a driving force behind the actions of many today, Arthur Holden’s The Book of Bob demonstrates that, despite your personal beliefs, there may still in fact be nuggets of wisdom to glean from certain biblical tales.

You’ve, heard, about, Job,, , but, what, about, Bob?,

West Island quartet benefits from Canadiens’ bursary program

February 12th, 2014

The Montreal Canadiens hosted their seventh annual bursary award ceremony with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Bell Centre prior to the Canadiens taking on the Calgary Flames.

West, Island, quartet, benefits, from, , Canadiens’, bursary, program,

Team Canada repeats at Richard Arena as Scotties Tournament of Hearts champs

February 12th, 2014

Rachel Homan won her second Canadian women’s curling championship on Sunday night, defeating Val Sweeting of Alberta 8-6 in a hard fought final of the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Maurice Richard Arena.

Team, Canada, repeats, at, Richard, Arena, as, , Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts, champs,

Lion Ryan Brushett receives Canadiens bursary

February 12th, 2014

Lac St. Louis’ Ryan Brushett was among 28 student-athletes recognized by the Montreal Canadiens last Tuesday as the National Hockey League team hosted their seventh annual bursary award ceremony in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. His selection earned him The Suburban Athlete of the Week honours.

Lion, Ryan, Brushett, receives, Canadiens, bursary, Athlete, of, the, Week

CSL Outdoor Hockey Tournament hot time on the cold ice

February 12th, 2014

CSL concluded its sixth annual peewee A outdoor hockey tournament to the delight of 10 teams from around the province and Ontario Sunday at the outdoor rink of Trudeau Park.

CSL, Outdoor, Hockey, Tournament, hot, time, , on, the, cold, ice,

Royals drop final two contests of the regular season

February 12th, 2014

The Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royals suffered third period letdowns to drop their final two games of the regular season campaign.

Royals, drop, final, two, contests, of, the, regular, season,

Lions roar into post-season play

February 12th, 2014

The surging Lac St. Louis Lions made a statement on Saturday night at the Dollard Civic Centre as the team faced a win or pack it in scenario against the visiting Jonquière Elites.

Lions, roar, into, post-season, play, LSL, 5, |, JONQUIERE, 2

Lions roar into post-season play

February 12th, 2014

The surging Lac St. Louis Lions made a statement on Saturday night at the Dollard Civic Centre as the team faced a win or pack it in scenario against the visiting Jonquière Elites.

Lions, roar, into, post-season, play, LSL, 5, |, JONQUIERE, 2

Bergman supports QLP’s Charter of Values position

February 5th, 2014

D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman is standing behind the Quebec Liberal Party’s recently released position on the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values.

Bergman, supports, QLP’s, Charter, of, Values, position,

Feds provide financial assistance to St. Laurent company

February 5th, 2014

The federal government, through its Quebec Economic Development Program, has provided a $257,500 loan to the St. Laurent-based water filtration system manufacturing company Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies Inc.

Feds, provide, financial, assistance, to, St., Laurent, company,

Montreal’s new budget raises homeowner’s taxes by 1.9 percent

February 5th, 2014

Following last week’s news about Montreal's new budget, homeowners learned that they would have to put up with a 2.8 percent residential tax increase.

Montreal’s, new, budget, raises, homeowner’s, taxes, by, 1.9, percent, Borough, levies, will, raise, total, increase, to, 2.8, percent

The case for Quebec public funding of psychotherapy

February 5th, 2014

Thanks to Mental Health Week and campaigns like Bell’s Let’s Talk, public attitudes about mental illness have finally begun to change. But unfortunately awareness has all too often not led to improved access to care.

The, case, for, Quebec, public, funding, of, psychotherapy,

Time for a wake-up call to Quebec: Downsize donations

February 5th, 2014

It seems that every week the Marois government gives us new reasons to pause in astonishment at its craven opportunism and breathtaking hypocrisy. Not to mention its continued pursuit of monstrously wrong-headed policies and manipulation of the public purse. Last week was no exception.

Time, for, a, wake-up, call, to, Quebec:, Downsize, donations,

OQLF rejects “love”

February 5th, 2014

The young communications company responsible for the pro-bono “Ici, on commerce avec amour” – a campaign for linguistic peace in Montreal – has ironically drawn the wrath of the OQLF. Guess the language police don’t give out too much “love,” or common sense.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, OQLF, Provocateur Communications, Dan Delmar, website

MoWest medical marijuana consult Feb. 12

February 5th, 2014

The Town of Montreal West is holding a public consultation meeting Feb. 12 to enable discussion of a proposed zoning bylaw that would enable the growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes in one area in the southwest sector of the town, south of Avon.

MoWest, medical, marijuana, consult, Feb., 12,

Finding the money

February 5th, 2014

Quick, how much of your property tax dollars stays in the borough?

Finding, the, money, Copeman, open, to, reviewing, cash, grants

Police consultation evening a success

February 5th, 2014

In an effort to formulate its 2014 mission statement, the Police Station 1 went straight to the public for input. On Jan. 28, more than two-dozen Beaconsfielders filled the Herb Linder room at Beaconsfield City Hall to hear what the officers had to say.

Police, consultation, evening, a, success,

West Island activist wants more bilingual signs in Fairview

February 5th, 2014

Local activist Murray Levine has taken issue with the fact that there are still many retailers at Fairview who do not have bilingual signs posted in their stores when many shoppers are non-francophone.

West, Island, activist, wants, more, bilingual, signs, in, Fairview, Murray, Levine's, blog, spikes, interest, over, issue

Roxboro celebrates 100 years

February 5th, 2014

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis opened Roxboro district centennial celebrations, Feb. 1, with toast to all the volunteers who contributed to the planning of the full year lineup of activities. He praised his predecessors who founded and built Roxboro with a vision of urban and economic development.

Roxboro, celebrates, 100, years,

Agglo spends $2.7 million because “Pointe Claire too far”

February 5th, 2014

During Kirkland city council meeting, Feb. 3, Mayor Michel Gibson disclosed that the Montreal AgglomerationCouncil had voted, Jan. 30, spend $2.7 million for a portable pool facility, rather than hold Fina World AquaticsChampionship (FWC) events at Pointe Claire’s new $18 million, state-of the-art aquatic centre.

Agglo, spends, $2.7, million, because, “Pointe, Claire, too, far”, West, Island, taxpayers, must, contribute, more, than, $500,000

Lachine seeks increased investment and operating budgets from Montreal

February 5th, 2014

Lachine borough residents can expect to see an average increase of about three percent rise in taxes for the year. 
The average tax bill is set to rise about $100 with 90 percent of that revenue heading towards the city of Montreal, an unequal share Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin is determined to change.

Lachine, seeks, increased, investment, and, operating, budgets, from, Montreal, Revenue, sharing, for, new, development, another, issue, on, the, table

Feds pump $4 million into green aluminum production

February 5th, 2014

Conservative cabinet minister Denis Lebel visited Orbite Aluminae’s technology development centre in Laval, Jan. 30, to announce that the federal government had granted the firm $4 million to invest it its aluminum production facilities.

Feds, pump, $4, million, into, green, aluminum, production,

Post-merger capacity to increase programs in short term

February 5th, 2014

With Laval high school mergers underway, questions arise about program survival as elected officials and their administration clash on information disclosure.

Post-merger, capacity, to, increase, programs, in, short, term,

Charbonneau: ‘Uniformity is not a society’

February 5th, 2014

There’s a fine line between protecting rights and imposing a monoculture in Quebec, Francine Chabonneau told The Suburban in an interview.

Charbonneau:, ‘Uniformity, is, not, a, society’, Laval, Liberal, MNAs, speak, out, on, values, charter

Chomedey Legion donates $1,000 to air cadets

February 5th, 2014

Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251 have passed the torch to a new generation.

Chomedey, Legion, donates, $1,000, to, air, cadets,

Health care regionalization to start April 1

February 5th, 2014

Laval’s health care authority has confirmed that plans are afoot to require patients to seek medical care in the region where they live, and outlined the first services that will be transferred under the new policy at the start of the Quebec government’s new fiscal year.

Health, care, regionalization, to, start, April, 1,

Sochi 2014

February 5th, 2014

Sochi, 2014,

Segal Centre offers Chekov’s The Seagull

February 5th, 2014

his week marks the opening of a new version of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Segal Centre. Running until Feb. 16, this production brings together veteran director Peter Hinton with a cast that includes Marcel Jeannin, Andrew Shaver and Lucy Peacock as the female lead, Arkadina. Transplanted into a modern era, the Seagull introduces the audience to a family of artists who, on a summer night, are inspired to love, to live and to question the real exchange of art, passion and experience.

Segal, Centre, offers, Chekov’s, The, Seagull,

A Texan’s winter odyssey in Quebec

February 5th, 2014

Regardless of how long you’ve lived here, the winter season can be trying. For actor Thomas Haden Church, who was raised, and currently lives in Texas, spending the duration of a mostly-outdoor film shoot in the winter of 2012 was a shock to the system, to say the least.

A, Texan’s, winter, odyssey, in, Quebec, Actor, Thomas, Haden, Church, stars, in, local, production,, Whitewash

Going to the dogs

February 5th, 2014

It was an arctic raw cold day, minus 25 degrees Celsius with a wind-chill of minus 35.

Going, to, the, dogs,

You just never know...

February 5th, 2014

Being a parent is scary... you suddenly find yourself with a new person to protect, and it’s the person you love the most.

You, just, never, know..., As, a, parent,, you, can, only, do, so, much, to, protect, your, child

‘Good morning, Earth’

February 5th, 2014

Chris Hadfield really needs no introduction.

‘Good, morning,, Earth’, An, inspiring, chat, with, Chris, Hadfield:, Part, 1

Lions commanding performance over Commandeurs

February 5th, 2014

The LSL Lions served-up a rude awakening to the first-place Levis Commandeurs with a 7-5 Midget AAA upset Friday night at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, commanding, performance, over, Commandeurs, LSL, 7, |, Levis, 5

The Suburban at the Super Bowl

February 5th, 2014

The organizing committee of the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl XLVIII can take a bow following the successful week long event that culminated with the Seattle Seahawks domination of the Denver Broncos 43-8 at the Meadowlands Met Life Stadium last Sunday.

The, Suburban, at, the, Super, Bowl,

This Shark is Sochi bound

February 5th, 2014

He’s never been the flashiest player, but San Jose Sharks’ defenceman Marc-Édouard Vlasic has always been steady, reliable and consistent.

This, Shark, is, Sochi, bound, , Athlete, of, the, Week

Scotties Tournament of Hearts is rocking the Richard

February 5th, 2014

Following last Friday’s opening ceremonies, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts has been rocking the rink at the Maurice Richard Arena.

Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts, is, rocking, the, Richard,

Falcons and Mystique fit to be tied

February 5th, 2014

The MRO girls Pee Wee B Falcons tied with the visiting Laval Mystique 1-1 Saturday at the TMR arena.

Falcons, and, Mystique, fit, to, be, tied, MRO, 1, |, Laval, 1

Hampstead water main break causes heavy damage to Harland home

January 29th, 2014

A home on Harland Road in Hampstead sustained heavy water damage after a water main break that took place in the town late last week.

Hampstead, water, main, break, causes, heavy, damage, to, Harland, home,

Honey, I shrunk the hospital!

January 29th, 2014

“It’s true that there will be fewer beds at the [new superhospital’s] Glen site,” acknowledged McGill University Hospital Centre’s public affairs and strategic planning director Richard Fahey. “The aging population is a major concern for health authorities in Quebec, Canada and throughout the world.”

Honey,, I, shrunk, the, hospital!, Single, rooms,, shorter, stays,, gee-whiz, technology, and, –, hopefully, –, better, drugs

Copeman shows new style of borough leadership

January 29th, 2014

Even if it’s been only four months since he took over the borough mayor’s chair following last November’s municipal election, CDN/NDG borough Mayor Russell Copeman is determined to impose a new style of leadership amid the borough’s extensive political community.

Copeman, shows, new, style, of, borough, leadership, ‘Who's, who’, of, all, levels, of, government, represented, at, borough, roundtable

Ethics, lawsuit tie up EMSB agenda

January 29th, 2014

Inter-council wrangling and procedural slips will cost Montreal taxpayers thousands of dollars after the English Montreal School Board ethics commissioner recommended a reprimand for an elected official, The Suburban has learned.

Ethics,, lawsuit, tie, up, EMSB, agenda,

CSL calls for Cavendish link completion

January 29th, 2014

Inspired by Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre’s election declaration that connecting Cavendish Boulevard between Côte St. Luc and St. Laurent is a priority, Côte St. Luc council passed a resolution at last week’s meeting calling for the link’s construction to be started and completed.

CSL, calls, for, Cavendish, link, completion,

Freedom fries

January 29th, 2014

“Freedom…oh freedom, well that’s just some people talking…” - Glenn Frey and Don Henley

Freedom, fries,

REMEMBRANCE….

January 29th, 2014

This past Monday, January 27th, was the 69th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.

REMEMBRANCE….,

Bixi bike boondoggle

January 29th, 2014

Bixi, bike, boondoggle,

FCM calls for more rail safety

January 29th, 2014

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Municipalities (FCM) responded to the report made by the Transportation Safety Board concerning more safeguards in the transport of oil or gasoline products by railway. The recommendations from the board stem from the tragic accident resulting in a catastrophic fire this past July in Lac Mégantic that engulfed the Quebec village.

FCM, calls, for, more, rail, safety, , Federation, of, Canadian, Municipalities, urges, action, for, safer, tank, cars

Beaconsfield girl beats the odds— by turning three

January 29th, 2014

Sunday’s birthday celebrations had a special meaning for young Beaconsfield resident Lauren Longheed. The three-year-old has a rare, life threatening genetic illness known as Krabbe’s disease.

Beaconsfield, girl, beats, the, odds—, by, turning, three,

Longtime private English school to close its doors after this year

January 29th, 2014

Despite going through a re-marketing program and reducing overall costs in 2011, Dorval's Queen of Angels Academy will graduate its last class this spring before closing its doors.

Longtime, private, English, school, to, close, its, doors, after, this, year, Dorval's, Queen, of, Angels, Academy, victim, of, low, enrolment,, rising, costs

Happy 100th!

January 29th, 2014

Lachine resident Hryhorij Owerkovych Sawadsky fetes his centennial

Happy, 100th!,

MUHC wants West Island patients to seek help closer to home

January 29th, 2014

While the new MUHC (McGill University Hospital Centre) promises to be state of the art in terms of advanced medical technology and provide every patient with a single room, plans for allowing West Island and Laval residents access to the hospital will be a challenge.

MUHC, wants, West, Island, patients, to, seek, help, closer, to, home,

Laval homes lead the way again in December

January 29th, 2014

Once again last month, no other region in the vicinity matched the price increases posted by Laval residential real estate.
Housing prices her continued to far outstrip inflation, rising 4.6 percent in December, compared with prices for the same month a year earlier.

Laval, homes, lead, the, way, again, in, December, Prices, buoyant, despite, drop, in, sales

Teen sexters to return to court in March

January 29th, 2014

The 10 teen sexters accused of production, possession and distribution of child pornography were back in court Jan. 20 and 22. Since police are still combing through the information several of their computers and Smartphones, the case was postponed until late March, pending the results of the investigation.

Teen, sexters, to, return, to, court, in, March, Similar, case, might, land, up, in, Supreme, Court

Superhospital wants to offload care to the regions

January 29th, 2014

With fewer hospital beds in the near future, McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC) wants Laval residents to go for treatment closer to home.

Superhospital, wants, to, offload, care, to, the, regions, Changes, coming, to, Quebec, health, care, act?

Laval to host its 10th annual winter fest

January 29th, 2014

It’s the heart of winter. It is cold, and there is white all around. What better antidote, then to bask in the warmth and compassion of the people putting on Ste. Rose en Blanc’s winter fest of entertainment?

Laval, to, host, its, 10th, annual, winter, fest, Ste., Rose, en, Blanc, to, welcome, 35,000, visitors

Rousselle rejects health care regionalization bid

January 29th, 2014

Jean Rousselle opposes the McGill University Health Centre’s push to get Laval residents to obtain their health care locally.

Rousselle, rejects, health, care, regionalization, bid,

Losing it the right way

January 29th, 2014

As the mother of three children, Myriam Mavros not only ballooned in weight with each of her pregnancies, she never quite lost the surplus mass afterwards. After giving birth to her last child in 2009, the then-43 year old was in despair when she realized she had hit an all-time high of 268 pounds.

Losing, it, the, right, way, Mother, of, three, had, hit, a, peak, of, almost, 270, pounds

Family health for the year ahead

January 29th, 2014

If you had a family gathering over the holidays, you took part in an activity that has proven health benefits. Try to make it a regular habit in the New Year because bringing the family together for a common meal at least once a week is good for everyone around that table. You provide important psychological support to the kids and if the meal is a healthy one, you show by example how healthy eating is associated with good outcomes.

Family, health, for, the, year, ahead,

Les Supremes standout at Winterfest Invitational

January 29th, 2014

Over the weekend of January 10 to 12, four units of Les Supremes took part in the largest synchronized skating competition in Canada, the annual Winterfest Invitational in Mississauga, Ontario.

Les, Supremes, standout, at, Winterfest, Invitational,

Royals resist Albatros advances

January 29th, 2014

The Rousseau Royals squeaked-by the visiting CND Albatros 3-2 Sunday in Midget AAA hockey action at Arean Garon in Montreal North.

Royals, resist, Albatros, advances,

Flying is for the birds

January 29th, 2014

I remember the good old days when boarding an aircraft was a glamorous and exciting experience. Going from the airline’s check-in counter to the gate took only a matter of minutes and once on board, you were treated to free, hot meals served on trays with real cutlery in a relaxed atmosphere.

Flying, is, for, the, birds,

G!EE 9-5 Edition adds a corporate angle

January 29th, 2014

Over the last four years, the Just For Kids Foundation (JFK) has made the annual G!EE High School Showdown a standout success, already raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

G!EE, 9-5, Edition, adds, a, corporate, angle,

Beautiful City Theatre lets it all hang out

January 29th, 2014

In an age where many of Broadway’s current biggest hits are adaptations of successful films, it only made sense that The Full Monty would get the musical treatment. The story of a group of British men who turn their fortunes around via striptease was turned into a lavish Broadway production in 2000 and is now being put on at the Centaur Theatre from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 courtesy of the Beautiful City Theatre company, who last year brought us Godspell. 

Beautiful, City, Theatre, lets, it, all, hang, out,

Beautiful by nature

January 29th, 2014

With breezes that are reliably warm and ocean temperatures never chillier than 23 degrees Celsius, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) is the perennial favourite of Canadians who prefer to swap the salt on the sidewalks for the salt in the sea.

Beautiful, by, nature, Turks, &, Caicos, Islands

Jean-Eudes and Loyola take hockey crowns

January 29th, 2014

College Jean Eudes and Loyola High School were the big winners at the hockey division of the 44th Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports Tournament held this past weekend.

Jean-Eudes, and, Loyola, take, hockey, crowns,

Loyola-Ed Meagher tournament showcases best in sport

January 29th, 2014

Since its inception in 1971 the Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports tournament has represented everything that is good about scholastic sport and the 2014 edition held this weekend was no different. With an emphasis on sportsmanship and competition the tourney attracts some of the best high school hockey, basketball and wrestling teams and provides fans with exciting action.

Loyola-Ed, Meagher, tournament, showcases, best, in, sport,

The Peck-ing order of goaltending

January 29th, 2014

Kirkland’s Alex Peck is following in his father and sister’s footsteps, playing goaltender.

The, Peck-ing, order, of, goaltending, Athlete, of, the, Week

Lions maul Albatros in solid performance

January 29th, 2014

The LSL Midget AAA Lions inched their way closer to a playoff spot trouncing the CDN Albatros 5-1 Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, maul, Albatros, , in, solid, performance, Lac, St., Louis, 5, |, CND, 1

The Golden Comeback

January 24th, 2014

Former Dawson College star Marie-Philip Poulin with the winning goal to capture gold for Team Canada in Sochi. Poulin also scored the tieing goal with less than 1 minute to play to send the game into overtime.

The, Golden, Comeback,

All-purpose Paquette named MVP of McGill football team

January 24th, 2014

Jean-Philippe Paquette, an all-purpose receiver and return specialist from Trois-Rivieres, Que., took home the Students' Society Trophy as most valuable player and also received the Vaughan McVey Trophy as the team's most outstanding special teams player at the 30th annual Friends of McGill Football awards gala, at La Brasserie Molson.

All-purpose, Paquette, named, MVP, of, McGill, football, team,

National Bank demonstrates keen interest in academic and athletic excellence with news of $120,000 bursaries investment

January 24th, 2014

Mr. Louis Vachon, National Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ms. Lise-Anne Amyot, Vice-President, Brand Image and Client Experience, revealed the names of 37 student-athletes from across Quebec who will share in $120,000 for the 22nd year of the National Bank Bursary Program.

National, Bank, demonstrates, keen, interest, in, academic, and, athletic, excellence, with, news, of, $120,000, bursaries, investment, ,

A “knockout” partnership offered fans the opportunity of a lifetime

January 24th, 2014

Bacardi Canada Inc. gives MMA fans a chance to “get in the cage” to train with Georges St-Pierre

A, “knockout”, partnership, offered, fans, the, opportunity, of, a, lifetime,

Canada’s national women’s under-18 team wins gold at world championship

January 24th, 2014

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has won its third consecutive gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, defeating the United States 5-1 in the final at the Budapest Ice Center.

Canada’s, national, women’s, under-18, team, wins, gold, at, world, championship,

PQ must stop petty politics with Bill 60: Bergman

January 22nd, 2014

The Parti Québécois must show openness and stop the petty election-driven politics involved in their Charter of Values, says D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman.

PQ, must, stop, petty, politics, with, Bill, 60:, Bergman,

Island’s independent cities challenge Montreal by-law over loan obligations

January 22nd, 2014

Rather than discussing the issue during regularly scheduled ‘Agglo’ meetings, fifteen of the island’s independent cities are now taking the central city to court because they find the by-law downloading parts of city’s debt to the municipalities inequitable. Particularly in the case of the loan the city took out for parts of the Griffintown redevelopment.

Island’s, independent, cities, challenge, Montreal, by-law, over, loan, obligations, "We're, not, picking, a, fight,, but, they, should, know, we, won't, roll, over,", says, Westmount's, Trent

Bixi files for bankruptcy

January 22nd, 2014

During a Monday afternoon press conference, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced that city officials will be taking over the local operations and management of the city’s BIXI bike-sharing service after its parent company - the SVLS (Société de Vélos en Libre Service) decided to seek legal protection from its creditors of which the biggest one is the City of Montreal.

Bixi, files, for, bankruptcy, Coderre, takes, , difficult,, but, bold, and, necessary, action, to, protect, taxpayers

English Catholic Council wants Bill 60 scrapped

January 22nd, 2014

The English Speaking Catholic Council wants the PQ government to scrap Bill 60 arguing that its proposed secular charter would undermine the so-called “First Freedoms” enshrined in any democratic society. In its submission to public hearings on the legislation which opened Jan. 14, the ESCC, which claims to represent Quebec’s 397,000 Roman Catholic anglophones, says the bill is an “unnecessary and destructive” piece of legislation.

English, Catholic, Council, wants, Bill, 60, scrapped,

Days to sear our souls

January 22nd, 2014

Living through yet another of Quebec's seemingly never-ending political battles of division and discord, of the marginalization of "the other," of the politics of fear, we would do well at this time of year to take a step back and reflect on the historical period all humanity lives through every year at this time. Certainly those in Quebec City should take a pause. Maybe it will make them more human.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Quebec, political battles, Martin Luther King Jr., Raoul Wallenberg

Time for prosperity over prejudice

January 22nd, 2014

The Leger Marketing poll released this week was dismaying for several reasons. Obviously troubling was the fact that the percentages seem to put the PQ within reach of a slim majority government.

Time, for, prosperity, over, prejudice, Let’s, improve, «, nous-mêmes, », not, demonize, «, les, autres, »

Harper to Israel: "Through fire and water Canada will stand with you."

January 22nd, 2014

“Canada and Israel are the greatest of friends, and the most natural of allies. The friendship between us is rooted in history, nourished by shared values, and it is intentionally reinforced at the highest levels of commerce and government as an outward expression of strongly held inner convictions.

Harper, to, Israel:, "Through, fire, and, water, Canada, will, stand, with, you.",

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January 22nd, 2014

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RBC expands DDO into financial retail store

January 22nd, 2014

Calling the city of Dollard des Ormeaux "dynamic", Regional Vice-President Bernard Crevier of RBC Royal Bank is pleased to be part of a recent $1.5 million investment into the bank located on St. Jean's Boulevard in DDO, making it a "financial services retail store."

RBC, expands, DDO, into, financial, retail, store,

Club West Island hosts 16th annual Squash Flag Match

January 22nd, 2014

Club West Island in Beaconsfield was filled with electricity this past Saturday, as it welcomed the 16th annual Squash Flag Match.

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LBPSB Central Parents Committee launch petition against PQ's Values Charter

January 22nd, 2014

The Central Parents Committee of the Lester B. Pearson School Board is just the latest organization to sound off against the PQ's proposed Values Charter, having prepared a brief and petition opposing the legislature. 

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Sources overpass gets emergency maintenance

January 22nd, 2014

Transport Quebec workers repaired the ramp that links Sources Boulevard to eastbound Highway 20, Jan. 14 – the day after large chunks of concrete fell from the Henri Bourassa overpass onto Highway 40.

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SPVM 1 to hold public forums across territory

January 22nd, 2014

Many of the police precincts throughout the island of Montreal are divided up to include one or two major municipalities. For example, SPVM 3 handles all of Dollard des Ormeaux while Station 5 covers Dorval and Pointe Claire.

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City will pay mayor’s lawyers

January 22nd, 2014

Laval will be using public funds to pay Mayor Marc Demers’ legal bills for the upcoming trial that will decide if Demers was – or was not – eligible to run in last November municipal election.

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Police ask other alleged victims of Laval coach to come forward

January 22nd, 2014

Laval Police have accused Laval resident Sylvain Leblanc, a 53-year-old local sport coach, of inebriating and sexually abusing at least six boys aged 14-17.

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Inflation could drive up Place Bell price tag

January 22nd, 2014

During the Jan 13 city council meeting, Mayor Marc Demers hinted that Place Bell could cost more than its planned $120 million. The news of a prospective price increase in costs annoyed – or downright angered – many Laval citizens, who are jaded at best about the arena-building project.

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Bill 60: ‘Underhanded second kick at the can on Bill 14,’

January 22nd, 2014

Lots of people think that the courts would overturn the Parti Québécois’ proposed values charter. Gilles Ouimet wants to know whether the provincial government’s own legal experts think so too.

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Seniors to start riding buses free in May

January 22nd, 2014

Laval’s transit authority will deliver Mayor Marc Demers promise to the city’s seniors, starting in May.

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Honouring the vision of Zab Maboungou

January 22nd, 2014

For its 28th annual Vision Gala, the Black Theatre Workshop will present The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award to the founder of the Nyata Nyata dance company, Zab Maboungou. The gala will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at La Plaza Holiday Inn Midtown (420 Sherbrooke West).

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Young flute student receives top marks

January 22nd, 2014

Thirteen-year-old YiFan Yang, a second year student at Collège Jean-de-Bréboeuf, enjoys swimming and reading and also plays the flute skilfully enough to have recently earned a Gold Medal at the Royal Conservatory of Music Examination. The Conservatory organizes certificate programs in performance and theory for musicians throughout North America.

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A side of chocolate with your chocolate?

January 22nd, 2014

I wouldn’t always notice when my mother’s monthly issue of Canadian Living would arrive in the mail, but when it would feature some kind of decadent dessert on the cover, the whole family would pay attention. In short time, my mother would inevitably end up fielding requests for that very recipe to be made.

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AGI Alzheimer Groupe presents lecture for caregivers on Jan. 28

January 22nd, 2014

Professional caregivers already know what to do. They’re taught the principles of what’s called Safe Patient Transfer: how to help a person with reduced mobility without hurting themselves or causing a fall. “Falls are the biggest factors in mortality in older people.” says Health and Safety Trainer Chaya Harrison.

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It was a taxing year for our politicians

January 22nd, 2014

It was a taxing year for Gerald Tremblay. Although he resigned as Montreal’s mayor in November 2012, due to the city’s corruption scandal, Tremblay kept defending himself throughout 2013 saying he had done nothing wrong but was stepping aside for the greater good of a city that has been politically paralyzed. He was succeeded by Michael Applebaum who in June, 2013 also resigned in the wake of corruption charges being laid against him, although he too maintains he’s innocent.

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CSL Dramatic Society warms up the winter season

January 22nd, 2014

Humour mixed with serious issues will be the wake-up comedy call next weekend in Côte Saint Luc as Bedtime Stories, by playwright Norm Foster, comes to town for a three-day, five-performance run (Thursday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 2).
Produced by CSL councillor Mitchell Brownstein and directed by Anisa Cameron, Bedtime Stories features six funny and touching tales that focus on one bedroom as the set. Each story cleverly intertwines into the next, with characters in one scene being mentioned in the other.

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Young Santino Recine chasing soccer dream in Italy

January 22nd, 2014

Leaving home to pursue a dream can be an exciting endeavour but it is never an easy undertaking, particularly when it is done at an early age.

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Calvillo calls it a career

January 22nd, 2014

Montreal Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo, at the age of 41, announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League following a stellar 20 year career during a press conference Tuesday morning at the Marriott Château Champlain.

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Ed Meagher sports tourney’s 44th edition up and running

January 22nd, 2014

Over 400 high school athletes will be sporting their school colours with pride this week when they hit the ice, basketball courts, and wrestling mats at the 44th edition of the Loyola’s Ed Meagher Sports Tournament as more than 36 teams compete in hockey, basketball and wrestling.

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Ross repeats to rep Quebec at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

January 22nd, 2014

Skip Allison Ross of Dollard’s Glenmore Curling Club claimed her second consecutive Quebec Scotties provincial women’s curling championship on Saturday in Val d’Or after defeating Kim Mastine of Sherbrooke 7-4 in the championship game.

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Georges St-Pierre steps up to benefit student athletes

January 22nd, 2014

Georges St-Pierre and his Fondation Georges St-Pierre launched a new partnership with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence as GSP handed out the six inaugural bursaries to six student athletes last Tuesday at a ceremony in Kellert Hall of the YM-YWHA on Westbury.

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Citadels stand strong against the Canadiens

January 22nd, 2014

The DDO Citadels downed the CSL Canadiens 3-1 in opening novice B action of the DDO Novice Tournament Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

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Local car dealerships sing the praises of Sirius XM

January 17th, 2014

He is known as “The King of All Media,” and for a very brief period 16 years ago Montrealers had the opportunity to turn their radio dials to CHOM FM and listen to the then nationally syndicated Howard Stern Show. On the  occasion of his recent 60th birthday, which was the subject of a huge gala evening in his honour, I thought it would only be appropriate to share some local Stern trivia.

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A great idea not taken to its full potential

January 17th, 2014

One of Retro Roundup’s most fervent wishes has been to have classic released in a format that allows for the highest possible fidelity, special features providing interviews and the story behind the making of the album and, if possible, with several mixes — mono, stereo and/or surround sound.

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Nutrition to heal concussions

January 17th, 2014

Question:
My daughter fell during her basketball game and was diagnosed with a concussion. Are there any foods that she should eat to help her heal faster?

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Creating more luck for love: manifesting destiny

January 17th, 2014

When it comes to having luck in life, some people really are lucky in love. These individuals tend to be attracted to people who are also attracted to them.  These individuals do not appear to have to “work” to find love; love finds them.

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Baking a cake goes a long way

January 17th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

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CDN/NDG budget holds the line

January 15th, 2014

The city’s largest borough is holding the line on spending in its budget it adopted at a special meeting held Monday night.

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Board of Trade calls for urgent measures for Montreal

January 15th, 2014

The Parti Québécois government must introduce urgent measures to rebalance public finances to support the business environment in Montreal, according to the city’s Board of Trade.

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Tribute paid to the late Rabbi Martin Penn

January 15th, 2014

Rabbi Martin Penn was remembered at a well-attended memorial ceremony Sunday for his important impact on the Jewish community as spiritual leader of Shomrim Laboker Congregation, and his passionate activism in the effort to free Soviet Jewry as part of Canadian Jewish Congress and his work with the “group of 35” women activists.

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‘Arik’ Sharon had rock star status for local supporters

January 15th, 2014

When then-future Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon spoke at Côte St. Luc’s Beth Israel Beth Aaron Synagogue some 20 years ago, the local reaction was astounding.

‘Arik’, Sharon, had, rock, star, status, for, local, supporters,

Two killed in early-morning NDG fire