Some Earthy spiritualism

October 2nd, 2015

The Gaia Hypothesis is evoked in the environmental field both as a scientific theory and somehow as an article of faith.

Some, Earthy, spiritualism, , The, Gaia, hypothesis

Is it time for the CD to die?

October 2nd, 2015

Throughout the 1980s, when I first became interested in buying music, my bedroom nearly burst to the seams with loads of vinyl records, as I delved into recordings by those favoured by critics in magazines like Rolling Stone.

Is, it, time, , for, the, CD, to, die?,

Annual Notte in Bianco raises $300,000 and counting

October 2nd, 2015

Since 2007, the Guzzo family has made it their “personal mission” to support research in the field of environment-cancer. Over the years, a number of fundraising events like Notte in Bianco have raised over $1,750,000 for the Guzzo Environment-Cancer Research Chair of the Université de Montreal.

Annual, Notte, in, Bianco, raises, $300,000, and, counting,

For display purposes only

October 2nd, 2015

The other day I was in a clothing store, loving all the new fall fashions. Totally my season! I noticed an adorable shirt on a mannequin. I wanted to try it on. I checked the stock of shirts to find my size.

For, display, , purposes, only,

Foods that can help decrease irritating allergy symptoms

October 2nd, 2015

Allergy season is upon us. At this time of year many people are suffering from itchy water eyes, running noses, sneezing and coughing. Here are some foods that can decrease these irritating symptoms.

Foods, that, can, help, decrease, irritating, allergy, symptoms,

Arctic teams up with the EMSB

September 30th, 2015

Head coach Gianni Cantini (pictured at the ceremonial faceoff) and a number of players from the St. Léonard Arctic of the AAA Quebec Junior Hockey League visited John Paul I Junior High School recently to help kick off their 2015-2016 season and announce a new partnership with the English Montreal School Board.

Arctic, teams, up, with, the, EMSB,

Morais ready to return to wrestling mat

September 30th, 2015

Linda Morais was one of 30 student-athletes who recently received a bursary from Hydro-Quebec and the Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Morais, ready, to, return, to, wrestling, mat,

Versant Ouest bantams rally for win

September 30th, 2015

The Versant Ouest Bantam BB hockey team overcame an early 2-0 deficit with three unanswered goals to defeat the West Island Royals 3-2 Saturday evening at the Bob Birnie Arena in Pointe Claire.

Versant, Ouest, bantams, rally, for, win, ,

The Brick launches second year of its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network

September 30th, 2015

Following the great success of its inaugural year, The Brick now launches its second year as a partner of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) in Canada. In its inaugural year of its partnership with CMN, The Brick raised nearly $700,000for children’s hospitals across Canada. The partnership underscores The Brick’s commitment to helping to improve the lives of children and their families.

The, Brick, launches, second, year, of, its, partnership, with, Children’s, Miracle, Network,

Some fond memories of Rabbi Shoham

September 30th, 2015

I was shocked and saddened last week by the sudden death of Rabbi Sidney Shoham.

Some, fond, memories, of, Rabbi, Shoham,

Local recording artist releases new track and video and becomes ‘Bayla’

September 30th, 2015

Dollard des Ormeaux recording artist Brittany Kwasnik is embarking upon a fresh chapter in her career, starting with a new stage name. Introducing Bayla.

Local, recording, artist, releases, new, track, and, video, and, becomes, ‘Bayla’,

How to decide whether your child should stay home

September 30th, 2015

It’s back to school time and, unfortunately, going to class in the morning is not always our children’s favourite task.

How, to, decide, whether, your, child, should, stay, home,

The Kingpins are going back to work at Skafest

September 30th, 2015

Recently, in a small NDG courtyard/alley full of cat-inspired artwork, The Suburban met up with Montreal musicians Lorraine Muller and John Jordan to talk about their involvement in the upcoming reunion of influential 1990s ska band, The Kingpins, on October 3 at Petit Campus.

The, Kingpins, are, going, back, to, work, at, Skafest,

Stephen Bronfman endorses Anthony Housefather

September 30th, 2015

Stephen Bronfman endorsed Anthony Housefather at the latter’s  Van Horne Avenue campaign office launch last Thursday. Bronfman was joined by Westmount Mayor Peter Trent and Montreal West Mayor Beny Masella.

Stephen, Bronfman, endorses, Anthony Housefather,

SUBURBAN EXCLUSIVE TV reporter Domenic Fazioli opens up about “false” charges

September 30th, 2015

For more than 15 years, Domenic Fazioli gained notice as one of the best reporters in the business, covering mainly the crime beat for Global Television. Then last spring his successful career came to a screeching halt, with headlines declaring that he had been charged with assault following an alleged domestic dispute.

SUBURBAN, EXCLUSIVE, TV, reporter, Domenic, Fazioli, opens, up, about, “false”, charges, SUBURBAN, EXCLUSIVE

EMSB chair Angela Mancini castigates Liberals

September 30th, 2015

Angela Mancini may have just said something that hundreds of thousands of people have been thinking for decades: anglophones aren’t feeling any respect from the Quebec Liberal Party and it may be time to go separate ways.

EMSB, chair, Angela, Mancini, castigates, Liberals,

TMR’s council approves Royalmount Mall plan

September 30th, 2015

Following last week’s city council meeting, TMR’s Mayor Philippe Roy told The Suburban that everything’s “...on track and on time,” and that he fully expects the town’s new Royalmount project to be open and ready for business by the end of 2020.

TMR’s, council, approves, Royalmount, Mall, plan,

Suburban poll: Libman in lead in Mount Royal but high number of voters undecided

September 30th, 2015

A Suburban poll of Mount Royal federal riding constituents shows Conservative candidate Robert Libman  leading Liberal candidate Anthony Housefather and NDP candidate Mario Jacinto Rimbao  amongst decided voters. But the poll also revealed a tremendously high percentage of undecided voters in the two areas of the riding.

Suburban, poll:, Libman, in, lead, in, Mount, Royal, but, high, number, of, voters, undecided,

‘Israel doesn’t have to ask for help, we offer it!'

September 30th, 2015

Former Foreign Affairs minister John Baird offered a Côte St. Luc standing room-only audience last week strong statements exemplifying Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unwavering support of Israel and a vigorous endorsement of Robert Libman.

‘Israel, doesn’t, have, to, ask, for, help,, we, offer, it!', Former, Foreign, Affairs, minister, John, Baird, speaks, in, CSL, and, endorses, Robert, Libman

Non au Niqab

September 30th, 2015

Non, au, Niqab,


September 30th, 2015

I am writing this letter on behalf of my entire family in order to publicly congratulate the staff on 5 South of St. Mary’s Hospital.


Minister Vallée, scrap Bill 59!

September 30th, 2015

Last week Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée announced that Bill 59, Quebec's onerous proposal to give the Human Rights Commission extraordinary powers over anything it considers speech that promotes "fear of the other" would be withdrawn and possibly redrafted.

Minister, Vallée,, scrap, Bill, 59!,

Lakeshore Softball excels at provincial championships

September 30th, 2015

At the Softball Quebec Provincial Championships Lakeshore Softball played their way to a pair of gold medal victories in the U14 and Intermediate categories and two third place efforts by the Intermediate Red Bulls and Lakeshore’s Cadet squad.

Lakeshore, Softball, excels, at, provincial, championships,

Celebrating the Expos with Dorval Pick-Up Baseball

September 30th, 2015

Last Sunday afternoon at Dorval's Gary Carter field Dorval Pick-Up Baseball hosted Celebrate Baseball 2! as the kids took on the adults.

Celebrating, the, Expos, with, Dorval, Pick-Up, Baseball,

Parents jusqu’au bout won’t back down

September 30th, 2015

Unstoppable since February, the three founding members of Parents jusqu’au bout, a group dedicated to improving the financial situation of families with severely handicapped children, were proud to stand in the National Assembly two weeks ago and watch as Terrebonne deputy Mathieu Traversy deposited their petition.

Parents, jusqu’au, bout, won’t, back, down,

SPVM 1 launches awareness campaign to students

September 30th, 2015

Complaints of bad night time behaviour resulting in vandalism and excessive noise in Ste. Anne de Bellevue since the return of classes for John Abbott College (JAC) and McGill students have prompted Commander Sébastien de Montigny and officers at SPVM 1 to initiate an awareness campaign.

SPVM, 1, launches, awareness, campaign, to, students,

School strike looms Oct. 28

September 30th, 2015

Teachers have voted to give their union locals a strike mandate.

School, strike, looms, Oct., 28, Extracurricular, activities, spiked

Trashcam ‘stink’ continues to rise

September 30th, 2015

Beaconsfielders concerned about privacy, salubrity and potential trash infractions questioned Mayor Georges Bourelle’s new garbage policy during the Sept. 22 city council meeting.

Trashcam, ‘stink’, continues, to, rise, Privacy, concerns, still, front, and, centre

Suburban poll: Liberals lead over NDP & Tories in Pierrefonds- Dollard

September 30th, 2015

The Suburban's poll in Pierrefonds-Dollard riding indicates that Liberal Frank Baylis leads incumbent NDP MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe and Valérie Assouline of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Suburban, poll:, Liberals, lead, over, NDP, &, Tories, in, Pierrefonds-, Dollard,

Jets set to soar into soccer stratosphere

September 30th, 2015

The Pointe aux Trembles Jets U16AAM squad is one victory away from completing a mission with a dream season that began three years ago.

Jets, set, to, soar, into, soccer, stratosphere,

Laval candidate touted for cabinet post

September 30th, 2015

Roland Dick could find himself sitting at the cabinet table in Ottawa after Oct. 19.

Laval, candidate, touted, for, cabinet, post, Roland, Dick:, “Political, wind, shifting”

Lumen makes $100 million investment in Laval

September 30th, 2015

Lumen Electric recently celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters and distribution centre in Laval. The Quebec leader in the distribution of electrical products is now operational at 4655 Highway 440 West.

Lumen, makes, $100, million, investment, in, Laval,

Incumbent NDP MP maintains slim lead on Tories

September 30th, 2015

Incumbent NDP MP François Pilon is still the first choice for many Lavallois in Laval-les-Îles riding - but not by much - according to a straw poll conducted by The Suburban.



Incumbent, NDP, MP, maintains, slim, lead, on, Tories, Laval-les-Îles, Poll

Vaillancourt to face justice in 2019

September 30th, 2015

Laval’s former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt might turn 78 before he gets his day in court.

Vaillancourt, to, face, justice, in, 2019,

School strike looms

September 30th, 2015

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) teachers have voted to give their union a strike mandate. Last week 56 percent of Laurier Teachers Union (LTU) members cast ballots at meetings in Laval, Sept. 21, and in St. Jérôme, Sept. 22.

School, strike, looms, SWLSB, extracurricular, activities, spared

Ledoux and Lauziere back on top

September 24th, 2015

With two class championships remaining to be decided, there was a noticeable sense of tension and anticipation as the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire set up camp at ICAR Mirabel for the final two races on the 2015 calendar.

Ledoux, and, Lauziere, back, on, top,

Three-on-three tournament raises money for food security

September 24th, 2015

The inaugural JNF Cup Pro-Am 2015 3-on-3 ice hockey tournament, held Sunday at the Hockey Etcetera, a state-of-the-art sports complex, featured a full day of on-ice games and off-ice interaction with various members of the Montreal Canadiens alumni in attendance to help raise money for an excellent cause.

Three-on-three, tournament, raises, money, for, food, security,

Canada M23 picks players for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

September 24th, 2015

With a spot to Rio 2016 on the line, Canada has selected 20 young players that will represent the country at the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifiers in October. The players, all born 1993 or later, will fight for one of three potential spots to next year's Olympic Football Tournament in Brazil.

Canada, M23, picks, players, for, CONCACAF, Olympic, Qualifiers,

Tagliani moves up 15 spots after an on-track incident in the NASCAR season finale

September 24th, 2015

Canadian Alex Tagliani finished seventh overall in the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season finale held Saturday at the .375-mile Kawartha Speedway banked oval located in Fraserville near Peterborough, Ontario. The 5 p.m. start of the 250-lap race was postponed by rain for two and half hours and the delay and track conditions were not beneficial to the Terrebonne, Quebec driver when the race went green.

Tagliani, moves, up, 15, spots, after, an, on-track, incident, in, the, NASCAR, season, finale,

Carabins defeat Martlets for first time ever to remain undefeated in CIS rugby

September 24th, 2015

Montreal 15, McGill 0

(at Terrain Vincent d'Indy, Sept. 23, 2015)

Audrey Busque scored what proved to be the game-winning try at the 14-minute mark as the Montreal Carabins blanked visiting McGill 15-0 in RSEQ women's rugby at Terrain Vincent d'Indy on Tuesday.

Carabins, defeat, Martlets, for, first, time, ever, to, remain, undefeated, in, CIS, rugby,

Federal Appeals Court wrong in Niqab decision

September 23rd, 2015

The Federal Court of Appeal recently ruled that it was acceptable to wear a Niqab during a citizenship ceremony. The challenge was brought by Zunera Ishaq in light of the Harper government’s regulatory change forbidding face-coverings during such ceremonies.

Federal, Appeals, Court, wrong, in, Niqab, decision, But, supporters, have, no, reason, to, cheer

What’s not my business is not my business

September 23rd, 2015

What is wrong with our society?

What’s, not, my, business, is, not, my, business,

Local boy makes good: Lenkov at the helm for Hawaii Five-O’s sixth season

September 23rd, 2015

With the season six premiere of the action-drama Hawaii  Five-O set to air this Friday evening on CBS and Global, then it must be time for my annual interview with Peter M. Lenkov.

Local, boy, makes, good:, Lenkov, at, the, helm, for, Hawaii, Five-O’s, sixth, season,

The Autism Salon aims to raise awareness and educate

September 23rd, 2015

From Oct. 2 to 4, 2015, the Cosmodôme will host the second edition of the Salon of Autism (ASD). The Salon has become an annual event with the mission to raise autism awareness and provide the public with convenient access to information on ASD (autism spectrum disorder), related services, and resources from all over the province.

The, Autism, Salon, aims, to, raise, awareness, and, educate,

Cogeco comes to the West Island

September 23rd, 2015

For Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting, last Friday’s opening of a new, high tech data centre in the West Island was the 21st new centre for the companies but it is a first of its kind in Quebec and has set up shop in Kirkland’s industrial park.

Cogeco, comes, to, the, West, Island,

Tison will serve one last campaign as executive director for WICS

September 23rd, 2015

West Island Community Shares turned 18 years old and now that the non-profit agency has reached adulthood, Executive Director Caroline Tison feels confident that after one more campaign, she can pass the torch.

Tison, will, serve, one, last, campaign, as, executive, director, for, WICS,

A grand family celebrates in grand style

September 23rd, 2015

There are few Quebec companies in the private sector that have become global leaders in their fields. Rarer still, are people of accomplishment who worked hard for what they achieved, still give generously of their time and talent and treasure to the community, and have never forgotten where they came from.

A, grand, family, celebrates, in, grand, style,

Heat wave brought maggots and vermin to Pointe Claire

September 23rd, 2015

With Quebec squeezing municipalities to do better by 2020 with respect to waste management, residents in both Beaconsfield and Pointe Claire have started taking their garbage to off site locations.

Heat, wave, brought, maggots, and, vermin, to Pointe Claire,

Burning bylaw

September 23rd, 2015

If you haven’t heard by now, your neighbour or a city inspector will tell you soon enough.

Burning, bylaw,

Generations Foundation breakfast bonanza

September 23rd, 2015

Although there was still at least an hour to go before most of the street got around to opening their doors for the day’s business, it was hard to miss the smell of the freshly baked bagels coming out of St. Viateur Bagel on Monkland Avenue. While students from the city’s James Lyng High School took names and donations at the door, the restaurant was already full.

Generations, Foundation, breakfast, bonanza,

Advocacy group for anglo seniors to hold major fundraiser

September 23rd, 2015

This newspaper has made advocacy for seniors rights a priority. Not only have our reporters covered individual stories, but we recently devoted an entire issue to the theme “Time for justice for seniors.” In October, we will be involved in a major conference on seniors rights.

Advocacy, group, for, anglo, seniors, to, hold, major, fundraiser,

Seniors Action Quebec's Ruth Pelletier

September 23rd, 2015

Ruth Pelletier has been working in the non-profit sector since the age of 16.

Seniors, Action, Quebec's, Ruth, Pelletier,

Two D’Arcy McGee-area educational institutions to receive $1,000 grants

September 23rd, 2015

A panel made up of D’Arcy McGee MNA David Birnbaum and local school notables will award $1,000 grants to two schools and community associations “who develop innovative programs to improve English and French second-language skills,” Birnbaum’s office announced.

Two, D’Arcy, McGee-area, educational, institutions, to, receive, $1,000, grants,

School commissioner criticizes CSDM’s school bus policies

September 23rd, 2015

Dozens of local immigrant children are now spending up to two hours per day on school buses as they make their way back and forth to their classe d’acceuil in one of the CSDM’s (Commission Scholaire de Montréal) primary schools located in Ville Émard.

School, commissioner, criticizes, CSDM’s, school, bus, policies,

Swimming to new heights

September 23rd, 2015

Westmount’s Marie-Lou Morin was the recipient of a $4,000 bursary through the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence for supporting academic and athletic achievement in synchronized swimming.

Swimming, to, new, heights, ,

St. Lazare’s penalty kicks sinks Pierrefonds

September 23rd, 2015

The St. Lazare/Hudson Hawks U14AA have advanced to the championships of the Lac St. Louis playoffs following an exciting 5-4 overtime shootout victory over Pierrefonds in a semifinal match played Sunday afternoon in Dollard

St., Lazare’s, penalty, kicks, sinks, Pierrefonds,

Mustangs rule the day in clash of the Titans

September 23rd, 2015

Last Saturday night’s meeting of the St. Léonard Cougars and the North Shore Mustangs was billed as a clash of the Titans as both squads were a perfect 5-0 in their Quebec Midget Football League campaigns and both had racked-up impressive scores while holding opponents to minimal points.

Mustangs, rule, the, day, in, clash, of, the, Titans,

CSA Group expands testing for hockey helmets

September 23rd, 2015

Whenever Bauer or any of the numerous companies that make hockey helmets tinkers with their helmets and goalie masks, prototypes are sent to the CSA Group labs located in Pointe Claire for testing.

CSA, Group, expands, testing, for, hockey, helmets,

Lions split their workweek

September 23rd, 2015

The Lac St. Louis Lions split their two games on the schedule this past week in Quebec Midget AAA hockey play, losing at home on Wednesday night then regrouping to claim a road victory on Friday.

Lions, split, their, workweek,

Beaten down by back-to-school shopping

September 23rd, 2015

“What on earth is a Duo-Tang?” A year ago, that was what I asked about my son’s kindergarten supplies list. To anyone schooled in Canada, Duo-Tangs are elementary. To me, who was schooled in South Asia and Great Britain, the concept had to be explained by a patient, if patronizing, store clerk.

Beaten, down, by, back-to-school, shopping,

KidCon brings Marvel, Disney and more to new event

September 23rd, 2015

What happens when a former Comiccon organizer not only becomes a dad but also sees a need for something more “PG” than other “Con” events? You get KidCon, a two-day happening for children ages 3 to 12 and the entire family, running the weekend of September 26-27 at Stade Uniprix. Exhibitors will be showcasing all types of products for children, featuring favourite brands like Marvel, Disney, Shopkins, Monster High, Star Wars, and much more.

KidCon, brings, Marvel,, Disney, and, more, to, new, event,

Let’s review some of the facts about concussions

September 23rd, 2015

Eugenie Bouchard’s painful recent exit from tennis competition has unfortunately again highlighted concussions and the devastating effects that they can have.

Let’s, review, some, of, the, facts, about, concussions,

Will the U.S. ever elect a Jewish President?

September 23rd, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish, has some believing that he can beat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and win the Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. President. Sanders, a Brooklyn native, was born to Polish Jewish immigrant parents whose family was mostly wiped out during the Holocaust.

Will, the, U.S., ever, elect, a, Jewish, President?,

Let the nutty weekends begin

September 23rd, 2015

It’s on, baby! And by on, I mean the hockey and ringette season, which kicks off every year around this time — and I mean EXACTLY this time, given that the Pointe Claire and Ile Bizard season-ending soccer tournaments are held at the exact same time, making that particular weekend one to put in the rear-view mirror.

Let, the, nutty, weekends, begin,

Lakeshore adds LSL title to regular season crown at U18F level

September 23rd, 2015

The Lakeshore U18 girls took a 2-0 decision over their LaSalle Rapides counterparts Saturday afternoon at Kirkland’s Smiley pitch to add the Lac St. Louis cup to their regular season medals.

Lakeshore, adds, LSL, title, to, regular, season, crown, at, U18F, level,

Montreal International Black Film Fest ready for next decade

September 23rd, 2015

At first glance, Montrealers sensitive to linguistic tensions may wonder why the Montreal International Black Film Festival is called Festival International Film Black Montréal in French.

Montreal, International, Black, Film, Fest, ready, for, next, decade,

Social Media

September 23rd, 2015

Social Media

Social, Media,

Dollard’s Talia Hershon has a passion to dance

September 23rd, 2015

Talia Hershon’s passion for dance began at a very young age when her mom Sandy enrolled her in a ballet class in a chalet on the West Island.  It was non-stop from that point on.

Dollard’s, Talia, Hershon, has, a, passion, to, dance,

Beaconsfield boy steps up to give alongside Subban 

September 23rd, 2015

After seven-year-old Ethan Mercuri’s mom explained that one of his favourite hockey players, P.K. Subban, donated $10 million to the Montreal Children’s he felt inspired to do the same. The Beaconsfield boy gave $20 out his piggy bank and gave to the cause. 

Beaconsfield, boy, steps, up, to, give, alongside, Subban ,

Rabbi Sidney Shoham, legendary religious and community leader, passes away

September 23rd, 2015

Rabbi Sidney Shoham, founding spiritual leader of Côte St. Luc’s Beth Zion Synagogue who was best known for his gentle demeanour and deep Jewish community involvement, died suddenly early Monday morning. He was in his mid-80s.

Rabbi, Sidney, Shoham,, legendary, religious, and, community, leader,, passes, away,

Cedars CanSupport Dragon Boat Race

September 23rd, 2015

 The 10th anniversary edition of the FL Fuller Landau Cedars CanSupport Dragon Boat Race and Festival saw over 400 paddlers take to the water at Parc Père-Marquette in Lachine, raising over $475,000.

Cedars, CanSupport, Dragon, Boat, Race,

Serving up the birdie

September 16th, 2015

Kirkland’s Alexandra Mocanu was rewarded for her hard work and dedication to badminton with a $2000 Alcoa bursary through Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Serving, up, the, birdie,

TMR’s Ward hangs ‘em up from Team Canada

September 16th, 2015

Town of Mount Royal native Catherine Ward announced her retirement last week from the National program along with teammates Jayna Hefford and Gillian Apps.

TMR’s, Ward, hangs, ‘em, up, from, Team, Canada,

McGill researchers raise funds for 35th annual Terry Fox Run

September 16th, 2015

This Sunday, Sept 20 will mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and researchers at McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) are again taking part.

McGill, researchers, raise, funds, for, 35th, annual, Terry, Fox, Run,

Professional theatre comes to St. Léonard

September 16th, 2015

It appears as if the time has arrived for the Leonardo da Vinci Centre in St. Léonard to serve as the venue for a high profile stage production in the form of Don’t Blame it on the Stork, which premieres September 17 and continues until October 11 at the Mirella and Lino Saputo Theatre.

Professional, theatre, comes, to, St., Léonard, Don’t, Blame, it, on, the, Stork

Federal Appeals Court wrong in Niqab decision

September 16th, 2015

The Federal Court of Appeal recently ruled that it was acceptable to wear a Niqab during a citizenship ceremony. The challenge was brought by Zunera Ishaq in light of the Harper government’s regulatory change forbidding face-coverings during such ceremonies.

Federal, Appeals, Court, wrong, in, Niqab, decision, But, supporters, have, no, reason, to, cheer


September 16th, 2015

It boggles the mind that Abdullah Kurdi would blame Canada for his family’s deaths.


MUHC sewage

September 16th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, MUHC, sewage, toilet, hospital, Glen, McGill, Montreal

The hypocrisy of the Syrian refugee debate

September 16th, 2015

Clearly the Syrian refugee crisis should not be allowed to degenerate into a Rwandan massacre or a Darfuri genocide or the everlasting shame of the “none is too many” policy of western countries on Jewish refugees during the Nazi era.

The, hypocrisy, of, the, Syrian, refugee, debate,

TMR’s Mayor Roy continues to support Royalmount project 

September 16th, 2015

TMR recently held a public consultation in order to discuss several new zoning changes local developers will need to build the massive multi-billion dollar Royalmount real estate development project. Although TMR Mayor Philippe Roy continues to support the development, he  mentioned that he’s determined to carry out “...if necessary,” a second comprehensive traffic research project in order to determine how local vehicle traffic will be affected.

TMR’s, Mayor, Roy, continues, to, support, Royalmount, project ,

Language protest prompts Kojax legal warning

September 16th, 2015

A consumer’s complaint about a lack of English on the Kojax restaurant chain’s menu boards progressed to the point that the company’s lawyer issued a legal warning.

Language, protest, prompts, Kojax, legal, warning,

Lou Levine's 100th

September 16th, 2015

The Levine clan celebrated the 100th birthday of family patriarch Lou Levine at the Cote St-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre last week.

Lou, Levine's, 100th,

CDN/NDG borough seeks plans and talks on new school

September 16th, 2015

It was profound and long-awaited joy felt by many Quebec anglophones when the provincial government and English Montreal School Board announced a new school for our most vulnerable population.

CDN/NDG, borough, seeks, plans, and, talks, on, new, school,

Warriors celebrate LaSalle’s 50th with win over Lakeshore

September 16th, 2015

The Bantam LaSalle Warriors helped to celebrate LaSalle Minor Football’s 50th anniversary day with a 27-13 victory over the visiting Lakeshore Cougars in Quebec Bantam Football League action last Saturday afternoon on the turf of Keith Ewenson Stadium.

Warriors, celebrate, LaSalle’s, 50th, with, win, over, Lakeshore,

Following her own inner voice

September 16th, 2015

We all have them — that little niggling feeling in your belly, or a thought floating around in the corner of your mind.

Following, her, own, inner, voice, Spiritual, guide, Catharine, River-Rain, to, speak, at, the, Beaconsfield, Library

Kirkland fights cancer with Terry Fox Run

September 16th, 2015

The Town of Kirkland’s 6th annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Heritage Park at 10:30 a.m. — rain or shine. In hopes of raising funds for the fight against cancer, community members are invited to walk or run at this family oriented non-competitive event.

Kirkland, fights, cancer, with, Terry, Fox, Run, , Sunday,, Sept., 20, at, Heritage, Park

Something’s fishy about Hillary’s emails

September 16th, 2015

There’s been much ado about Hillary Clinton’s personal email account.

Something’s, fishy, about, Hillary’s, emails,

Skip the Lunchables

September 16th, 2015

We’ve all been there: working too much, running out the door, barely having time to grab a granola bar. It’s a whole other story when you have to provide food for your family as well. It’s not a sin to make a salami sandwich with a side of fruit roll ups and cheese strings for your child, but the impact on their health and eating habits could be felt longer down the road than you realise.

Skip, the, Lunchables, Unprocessed,, back-to-school, tips, for, your, family

Artisans gather for Bohème Hudson

September 16th, 2015

This Saturday, a great line-up of local and Montreal-area artists will be setting up shop at Bohème Hudson, a craft fair with a twist. The fair takes place at the Hudson Mews on Main in Hudson, a town fast becoming a destination for seekers of unique and handcrafted items.

Artisans, gather, for, Bohème, Hudson,

West Island Cardiac Wellness Program begins

September 16th, 2015

Despite the inclement weather last Sunday, a strong contingent of intrepid walkers braved the rain and wind to take part in the West Island Cardiac Wellness Program’s fundraising walk that netted the non-profit organization a little more than $3,000.

West, Island, Cardiac, Wellness, Program, begins,

Portage returns to West Island

September 16th, 2015

After nearly a year long absence in the West Island, the adolescent residential rehabilitation centre Portage has re-opened its door, this time setting up offices in Pointe Claire.

Portage, returns, to, West, Island, New, Pointe, Claire, offices, inaugurated

Ministry of Transport offers funding deal on Beaconsfield sound wall

September 16th, 2015

“This is the first time in 30 years that we have had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Transport on this issue, and the results are encouraging and promising,” said Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle via press release.
Bourelle was referring to a meeting he, Councillor Karen Messier, CSWC (Citizens Sound Wall Committee) members Derrick Pounds and Ron Belair and Jacques-Cartier MNA Geoffrey Kelley had with Minister of Transport Robert Poëti  last Thursday morning.

Ministry, of, Transport, offers, funding, deal, on, Beaconsfield, sound, wall,

Ile Perrot’s Proulx Bridge requires patience

September 16th, 2015

Summer finished with a thud for Ile Perrot commuters who need to access Proulx Bridge, the small 150 foot bridge adjacent to the more known Galipeault Bridge, as the MTQ’s construction project on the tiny bridge is causing traffic headaches.

Ile, Perrot’s, Proulx, Bridge, requires, patience, Bridge, repair, to, take, until, 2017, to, be, completed

Warriors claim silver at Deux Montagnes tourney

September 16th, 2015

The Chomedey U12M Warriors made their first appearance at the annual Deux Montagnes soccer tournament an impressive one, coming away with silver medals following a tight 3-2 loss to Terrebonne Rouge et Noire.

Warriors, claim, silver, at, Deux, Montagnes, tourney,

‘Laval needs in’

September 16th, 2015

Grassroot support is growing rapidly for Roland Dick [pronounced ‘deeke’]. The Conservative candidate in Laval les Îles riding has already attracted more than 130 volunteers, with dozens more signing up each week, reported campaign manager Ailsa Pehi.

‘Laval, needs, in’, Conservative, campaign, snowballs

Laval allocates an extra $1.6 million for culture

September 16th, 2015

The executive committee has announced the allocation of an additional $1.6 million in culture funding.

Laval, allocates, an, extra, $1.6, million, for, culture,

Laval tries to block pipeline

September 16th, 2015

Western Canadian and Northern U.S. crude will have to reach Suncor’s refinery in East End Montreal by rail, if Laval gets its way.

Laval, tries, to, block, pipeline, Shifts, risk, to, rail, through, Montreal, suburbs

Blaney: Stability only solution to refugee crisis

September 16th, 2015

Partisan posturing over how many asylum-seekers to accept might help Canadian politicians to get elected, but it won’t stem the flood of humanity fleeing Middle East madness, Steven Blaney told The Suburban.

Blaney:, Stability, only, solution, to, refugee, crisis, , “Attack, problem, at, its, roots”

Laval fire department had a good year in 2014

September 16th, 2015

The annual report from Laval’s fire department got a thumbs up from the executive committee.

Laval, fire, department, had, a, good, year, in, 2014,

A crazy moment on the streets of Montreal

September 11th, 2015

Alex Tagliani enjoys racing like a kid as he competes in the Red Bull soapbox race in downtown Montreal.

A, crazy, moment, on, the, streets, of, Montreal,

John Abbott names new women’s head coach

September 11th, 2015

John Abbott College Athletic Director Steve Shaw is very pleased and excited to announce that Noémie Marin is the new Lady Islander Hockey Head Coach effective immediately.

John, Abbott, names, new, women’s, head, coach,

Sylla sizzles, leads basketball Martlets to victory on final day of Greece tour

September 11th, 2015

Mariam Sylla registered a "double-double", leading the visiting McGill University women's basketball team to a 74-49 victory over AO Paleo Faliro, a Div. 2 team in Greece's professional A2 league, Sunday. 

Sylla, sizzles,, leads, basketball, Martlets, to, victory, on, final, day, of, Greece, tour,

Annual golf tournament raises over $10,000

September 11th, 2015

The Otis Grant and Friends Foundation and the Lindsay Place Alumni Foundation teamed up for their 3rd annual golf tournament. Together they raised over $10,000 to be divided between the two foundations. The tournament was held at Widnmill Heights Golf Course in Ile Perrot.
All funds raised will go directly to benefit local charities. The LPAF will use the funds for tutoring, bursaries and some capital projects in the school.

Annual, golf, tournament, raises, over, $10,000,

Six athletes selected to represent Canada at Second World Junior Girls Championship

September 11th, 2015

The world’s top female junior golfers will gather in Ottawa for the second playing of the World Junior Girls Championship from September 20-25 at The Marshes Golf Club. Six Canadians will represent the host nation in team and individual competition as Canada vies for the title of World Junior Girls champion.

Six, athletes, selected, to, represent, Canada, at, Second, World, Junior, Girls, Championship,

Lakeshore Girls U14 Softball squad’s golden season

September 9th, 2015

It was a perfect season for the Lakeshore girls U14 softball team, rolling off a string of 16 victories in the regular campaign.

Lakeshore, Girls, U14, Softball, squad’s, golden, season,

Westmount blanks Pointe Claire 6-0 in U-9 soccer

September 9th, 2015

The Westmount U-9 boys soccer team used balanced scoring and timely goaltending to register a 6-0 shutout over Pointe Claire at Terra Cotta Park Thursday night.

Westmount, blanks, Pointe, Claire, 6-0, in, U-9, soccer,

Local cancer survivor announces creation of unique research project

September 9th, 2015

When Phil Anzarut underwent surgery in February 2012 to remove a cyst on his bladder, he was told he had cancer of the urachus, an extremely rare breed that accounts for just 0.2 per cent of all bladder cancers. The urachus is a small tube that runs behind the belly button that normally shrivels away after birth.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Phil Anzarut, urachal cancer, Genito Urinary Medical Oncologists of Canada, PanCanadian Urachal Cancer Study, PUCS, Dr, Normand Blais, CHUM

Some humour to start the Jewish New Year

September 9th, 2015

Sunday night September 13 will usher in Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5776.

Some, humour, to, start, the, Jewish, New, Year,

Photography group raises funds for women’s shelter

September 9th, 2015

Momenta, a Westmount and NDG-based photography group, will launch its fundraising exhibit for Chez Doris, the women’s day shelter, with a vernissage on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Centre d’art E.K. Voland (4710 Saint-Ambroise St.).

Photography, group, raises, funds, for, women’s, shelter,

Back to school as an independent student

September 9th, 2015

When Carli Olenroot got a full-time job as a teacher’s assistant at Summit School this February, she never thought only a few months later she would actually be making an application to go back to school — this time as a student.

Back, to, school, as, an, independent, student,

Local filmmakers revisit a gory cinematic decade

September 9th, 2015

While the 1980s might be most commonly associated with new wave, hair metal and Sylvester Stallone sequels, it was also the decade of the slasher film, with fictitious characters such as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger becoming household names.

Local, filmmakers, revisit, a, gory, cinematic, decade,

New golfers get better deal

September 9th, 2015

Once upon a time, the Montreal area had five private Jewish golf courses. Times have drastically changed in recent years.  Whereas people used to treat the golf course as their weekend retreat, many affluent people today have their own country home. Whereas people used to use the country club aspect to entertain and socialize, because of increased demands on people’s leisure time, today it’s much more about golf shower and leave. Not to mention the cost!

New, golfers, get, better, deal,

Senate speaker addresses conference at United Nations

September 9th, 2015

The Hon. Sen. Leo Housakos, Speaker of the Senate of Canada, addressed the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament held at the United Nations last week.

Senate, speaker, addresses, conference, at, United, Nations,

The Bay apologizes for French-only service

September 9th, 2015

This is the latest 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.

The, Bay, apologizes, for, French-only service,

Mount Royal candidates face off in B’nai Brith Canada debate

September 9th, 2015

Mount Royal federal election candidates Robert Libman (Conservatives), Anthony Housefather (Liberals) and Mario Jacinto Rimbao  (NDP) faced off last week during a debate at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in Snowdon, organized by B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec regional office.

Mount, Royal, candidates, face, off, in, B’nai Brith Canada, debate,

Local parents join teachers on early-morning picket lines

September 9th, 2015

Only a day after primary school students began to make their way back to school after the summer holiday, several of their parents joined their teachers on the early morning picket lines that were being set up outside of all the local schools in the city.

Local, parents, join, teachers, on, early-morning, picket, lines,

A system ‘to die for’

September 9th, 2015

It is 3:40 in the morning, Saturday, Sept. 5 as I write this.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, Urgences Santé, monopoly, hip fracture, Montreal General, ER

Back sacks

September 9th, 2015

The Suburban, napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, school, bag, knapsack, back pack student


September 9th, 2015

Great article by your editor Beryl Wajsman.


A ray of sanity and reason in Quebec!

September 9th, 2015

Full disclosure. We've always had a lot of respect for Lucienne Robillard.

A, ray, of, sanity, and, reason, in, Quebec!, Robillard, Report, recommends, private, competition, for, the, SAQ, and, a, transfer, of, Revenue, Quebec, tax, collection, duties, to, Ottawa.

Elite hockey at Royal Vale with one Wild ambassador

September 9th, 2015

It was a packed house last Friday morning for the assembly in the Royal Vale auditorium as the boisterous crowd welcomed home alumni Marco Scandella, a defenceman for the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. The 25-year-old NDG Minor Hockey product was on hand as he was named the honourary ambassador of a new elite hockey program that Royal Vale will launch starting this season.

Elite, hockey, at, Royal, Vale, with, one, Wild, ambassador, Athlete, of, the, Week

International Cup opens for edition ten

September 9th, 2015

The outdoor pitch of Lachine’s Catalogna Soccerplex was awash in colour last Saturday afternoon as the 10th edition of the International Cup-Kids Playing for Kids held their opening ceremonies.

International, Cup, opens, for, edition, ten,

Fun facts about our furry friends

September 9th, 2015

I decided it was time for a little levity in the pet column department and that my editor deserved a break this month. So here are some interesting facts about our animal companions that you may find completely fascinating:

Fun, facts, about, our, furry, friends,

Soup for everyone

September 9th, 2015

Traffic was lined up for over a kilometre as people waited to get into the Festival de la S.O., a yearly regional event that draws bigger and bigger crowds every year. The focus of the day, is soup, as suggested by the title of the event.

Soup, for, everyone,

DDO’s Fairview Pool has spirit

September 9th, 2015

When it comes to spirit, Dollard des Ormeaux’s Fairview Pool has plenty to spare. The 500 member strong public pool goes beyond offering kids a place to swim, take lessons and compete, but rather it’s a place for kids of all ages and backgrounds to bond.

DDO’s, Fairview, Pool, has, spirit,

Lachine’s Saul Bellow Library ready for the 21st century

September 9th, 2015

The Saul Bellow Library in Lachine has been serving residents since 1974 but last Friday, special guest Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and author Kim Thuy were on hand with Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin and his council to inaugurate the newly renovated library that has undergone $13 million in renovations and upgrades.

Lachine’s, Saul, Bellow, Library, ready, for, the, 21st, century,

Ending summer on a high note

September 9th, 2015

That's a wrap, summer 2015 came to an unofficial close on Labour Day Monday as these boaters head back into Saint Anne de Bellevue and towards their final destinations following a glorious long weekend of sun.

Ending, summer, on, a, high, note,

DDO resident files class action lawsuit against Canada Post

September 9th, 2015

As he was fed up with all the traffic and the garbage left behind by people who were driving by his house to pick up their mail, DDO resident John Benizri recently filed a class action lawsuit against Canada Post.

DDO, resident, files, class, action, lawsuit, against, Canada, Post,

Connection to Laval is very important for Alouettes vet Martin Bedard

September 9th, 2015

Ask someone who is the most famous player in Montreal Alouettes history from Laval and the answer will likely be former quarterback Gerry Dattillio. He spent five seasons with the Als and two more with the Concordes, the name for the short-lived  CFL franchise that rose from the ashes of a bankrupt Alouettes.

Connection, to, Laval, is, very, important, for, Alouettes, vet, Martin, Bedard,

rottier quits Action Laval

September 9th, 2015

Another political earthquake rumbled through Laval last week. Municipal party plate tectonics shifted again, when Fabreville city councilor Michel Trottier resigned from the official opposition Action Laval party.

rottier, quits, Action, Laval,

Ouimet discusses decision to ditch politics

September 9th, 2015

Quebecers want their politicians for focus more on policy and less on positioning for power, Gilles Ouimet told The Suburban.

Ouimet, discusses, decision, to, ditch, politics, “More, collaboration,, less, partisanship, needed”

Maccarone: Fix school boards, don’t abolish them

September 9th, 2015

Jennifer Maccarone wants the Couillard government to enable Quebec school boards to function properly, rather than abolish them.

Maccarone:, Fix, school, boards,, don’t, abolish, them,

Brock and Tanzer double up on doubles championships

September 2nd, 2015

Francine Brock (left) of Côte St. Luc and Hampstead’s Dawn Tanzer have played consistent tennis this summer to claim a pair of prestigious doubles’ titles.

Brock, and, Tanzer, double, up, on, doubles, championships,

CSL Warriors set tryout dates for bantam and midget basketballers

September 2nd, 2015

With summer on the wane, fall and winter sports are gearing up for the coming season. For youths in Côte St. Luc in the bantam (2002-2003) and midget (2000-2001) categories.

CSL, Warriors, set, tryout, dates, for, bantam, and, midget, basketballers,

NDG dominates in win over Fabrose

September 2nd, 2015

The U14F NDG squad earned an important late-season victory over Fabrose in Ligue de Soccer Élite du Quebec (LSEQ) with a 5-1 tally last Saturday afternoon at Kent Park.

NDG, dominates, in, win, over, Fabrose,

Jumping over hurdles

September 2nd, 2015

Pointe Claire’s Matthew Daly continues to climb the ranks of the track and field scene.

Jumping, over, hurdles, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Concerned about taking calcium supplements?

September 2nd, 2015

Researchers Dr. Suzanne Morin and Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) are currently conducting a year-long study designed to test whether or not calcium supplements have a negative effect on the vascular health of postmenopausal women.

Concerned, about, taking, calcium, supplements?,

Still rebuilding after a frightening, life altering illness

September 2nd, 2015

Yelena Samoukova exudes such an infectious energy and good humour that it is hard to believe she was temporarily rendered mute and partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke 14 years ago.

Still, rebuilding, after, a, frightening,, life, altering, illness,

The online world has its risks and benefits

September 2nd, 2015

We are thoroughly networked, to say the least. A 2013 Library of Parliament report said that 86 per cent of Canadians aged 18-34 had a social network profile, and a more recent study by MediaSmarts reports that 95 per cent of Grade 11 students and 32 per cent of students in grades 4-6 have a Facebook account.

The, online, world, has, its, risks, and, benefits,

Oh no! Mutant head lice!

September 2nd, 2015

Just what we needed and, of course, just before school starts. The good news is that for now it appears to be confined to the Unites States.

Oh, no!, Mutant, head, lice!,

Just egging you on

September 2nd, 2015

A growing number of Canadian cities now allow urban dwellers to have chicken coops in their yards or back balconies while others, including Montreal, are considering the possibility.

Just, egging, you, on,

Stepping up to end Women’s Cancers

September 2nd, 2015

Quebec’s largest multi-day walk for women’s cancers drew 1,100 participants on the weekend of August 22-23. This annual Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers benefitting the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre is a two-day 60-kilometre, or one day 32-kilometre walk throughout the neighbourhoods of Montreal. This year was the 11th anniversary of the weekend.

Stepping, up, to, end, Women’s, Cancers,

We shall not let the generations forget what happened there!

September 2nd, 2015

Sunday morning witnessed a very moving and important ceremony commemorating our veterans, particularly those who fell in WWII, on this 70th year of the end of the War.

We, shall, not, let, the, generations, forget, what, happened, there!,

New Cavendish Seniors Centre opens

September 2nd, 2015

Just as the government’s local health management agency is doing whatever it can to close down senior care-giver services, it did not take long before the private sector filled in the vacuum in order to provide similar, if not better care for the some of the most vulnerable people in the city.

New, Cavendish, Seniors, Centre, opens,

Costco goes bilingual in signs and brochures

September 2nd, 2015

The five Ps — perseverance, pressure, publicity, protest and petition — have led to a major victory in the quest for respect for Montreal’s anglophone community.

Costco, goes, bilingual, in, signs, and, brochures, Major, victory, for, language, equity

Report confirms taxes take greater bite than food, clothing and shelter combined 

September 2nd, 2015

If you’re like most people, you probably suspected it all along, even joked about it come tax time, bill time, paycheque time, heck anytime at all. But the Fraser Institute in its most recent report confirms it:

Report, confirms, taxes, take, greater, bite, than, food,, clothing, and, shelter, combined ,

The right to be let alone...

September 2nd, 2015

Elected officials need not all be lawyers.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, Beaconsfield, civil liberties, trashcams, Mayor Georges Bourelle


September 2nd, 2015

Indeed Anthony Housefather has been a good mayor of Côte St. Luc. No one disputes that. Therefore, he should continue in his current capacity.


Richler’s Gazebo

September 2nd, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Mordecai Richler, gazebo, Montreal, Mount Royal, Denis Coderre, money, wasted, renovation

A time for reflection

September 2nd, 2015

Now that the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy has taken a break until November, this is a proper time for some words of reflection on the manner in which this issue has been dealt with on the campaign trial and even in the media.

A, time, for, reflection, ,

Mustangs stampede over Rebelles

September 2nd, 2015

The North Shore Mustangs improved to 3-0 in the early going of the Quebec Midget Football League season with a 57-0 win over the St. Hubert Rebelles Saturday evening at Dollard’s Glenn McHugh Field.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, football, North Shore, Mustangs, St Hubert, Rebelles, Glenn McHugh Field, coach, Jason Jourdenais

Soup’s on this weekend in NDIP

September 2nd, 2015

Autumn is a big deal west of Montreal, where even before the season officially begins, the series of fall festivals kicks off. This weekend is reserved for the Festival de la S.O.U.P.E., a free soup-off, where professionals and amateurs alike compete for the Golden Ladle.

Soup’s, on, this, weekend, in, NDIP,

Dorval opens new Aquatic and Sports Complex

September 2nd, 2015

What began as talks four years ago between the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board, the City of Dorval and the provincial government became a reality for area residents this past Friday when the new Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex was officially opened.

Dorval, opens, new, Aquatic, and, Sports, Complex,

No trashcams for CSL, Hampstead, MoWest

September 2nd, 2015

Côte St. Luc, Hampstead  and Montreal West residents will not be subject to the video monitoring of their recycling habits.

No, trashcams, for, CSL,, Hampstead,, MoWest, ‘No, need, for, coercive, measures,’, say, Steinberg,, Housefather,, Masella

Prime Minister Harper makes campaign stop in West Island

September 2nd, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a campaign stop aimed at the West Island ridings of Pierrefonds-Dollard and Lac St. Louis. He made his appearance at the Globe Electric plant.

Prime, Minister, Harper, makes, campaign, stop, in, West, Island,

Beaconsfield trashcams raise privacy concerns

September 2nd, 2015

Following last week’s decision by the Beaconsfield council to allocate the necessary funds to purchase garbage bins with RFIDs (Radio Frequency Identification) and install a camera on the garbage collection trucks, some concerns have been raised about the potential invasion of privacy through the use of the new system scheduled to be implemented in January 2016.

Beaconsfield, trashcams, raise, privacy, concerns,

Iran’s ‘Merry Minuet’

September 2nd, 2015

Around  1960 the Kingston Trio recorded Sheldon Harnick’s satirical ditty The Merry Minuet which, while underlining the climate of discord and hate prevailing in the world recalls that mankind had been endowed with “the mushroom shaped cloud” and that someday inevitably someone will “set the spark off…and we will all be blown away.”

Iran’s, ‘Merry, Minuet’,

Laval Family Day celebration

September 2nd, 2015

Laval’s celebrated Family Day returns this Sunday at the Centre de la Nature.

Laval, Family, Day, celebration,

Laval’s riverbank bike tour

September 2nd, 2015

If you’ve never toured Laval’s riverbanks by bike before, then you are in for a treat this weekend as the Laval à vélo cycling tour takes off.

Laval’s, riverbank, bike, tour,

Ouimet quits

September 2nd, 2015

The man who has represented the western Laval riding of Fabre for the past three years is throwing in the towel.
Gilles Ouimet announced, Aug. 24, that he intends to quit politics.

Ouimet, quits, Improved, ordinary, Quebecers’, access, to, justice

SkyGreece passengers stranded

September 2nd, 2015

Chomedey-based startup airline SkyGreece left hundreds of passengers stranded on both sides of the Atlantic, last week, after it cancelled all its flights.

SkyGreece, passengers, stranded, Chomedey-based, airline, blames, Greek, financial, crisis

Sixties session musicians receiving long overdue attention

August 28th, 2015

One of the bigger musical “scandals” of the 1960s was that the Monkees, stars of the popular TV show about four fun-loving and struggling musicians, did not play the instruments on their recordings and only provided vocals.

Sixties, session, , musicians, receiving, , long, overdue, attention,

It’s in your blood

August 28th, 2015

Hairdressing is in my blood. My maternal great-grandmother was a hair dresser/stylist. My three great-aunts were also hairdressers. They lived together in a three-storey home.

It’s, in, your, blood,

When to listen to your heart

August 28th, 2015

Some time ago, a client whose love life was a little messed up, asked me why it was so, given that she always listened to her heart. After all, isn’t that what people are supposed to do when it comes to romance relationships?

When, to, listen, to, your, heart,

Feeding hungry teenage students

August 28th, 2015

For many of us, summer is the time for vacation. If the kids are way at camp, some parents even take a break from the kitchen and overflowing grocery carts.

Feeding, hungry, teenage, students,

19-2 squad cars are back on the street

August 28th, 2015

Production has begun here on season three of Bravo TV’s  hit original drama 19-2. Set to return to Bravo in 2016, the 10-episode, hour-long drama co-produced by Montréal’s Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, films on location in Montréal throughout the rest of summer and fall.

19-2, squad, cars, are, back, on, the, street,

Chomedey’s run game too much for Ti-Cats

August 27th, 2015

 The Chomedey Blues mosquito football team used a punishing running game and relentless defence en route to a convincing 52-6 win over the Verdun Ti-Cats Sunday afternoon at Arthur Terrien Park.

Chomedey’s, run, game, too, much, for, Ti-Cats,

Senior players show great form at CSL Tennis Club

August 27th, 2015

Senior, players, show, great, form, at, CSL, Tennis, Club,

Canadian Women’s Hockey league announce 2015 draft class

August 27th, 2015

The Canadian Women's Hockey League announced that 55 players have been selected in the 2015 CWHL Entry Draft

Canadian, Women’s, Hockey, league, announce, 2015, draft, class,

McGill hoops grad Farroba inducted to New England Basketball Hall of Fame

August 27th, 2015

McGill, hoops, grad, Farroba, inducted, to, New, England, Basketball, Hall, of, Fame,

Canadian Parapan AM men’s wheelchair basketball team settles for silver at Toronto 2015 & qualifies for Rio 2016

August 27th, 2015

Canadian, Parapan, AM, men’s, wheelchair, basketball, team, settles, for, silver, at, Toronto, 2015, &, qualifies, for, Rio, 2016,

August feels like one long Sunday

August 26th, 2015

My kids are not pleased — and I have to say I don’t really blame them. Summer is a funny thing. It feels like the month of July never ends and when it finally does, the finality of August looms like a deadline. My kids tell me that the end of June, which was a mere few weeks ago, feels like a lifetime ago, and that the days of August slip blithely away until the school doors reopen around Labour Day.

August, feels, like, one, long, Sunday, The, end, of, summer, and, the, back-to-school, preparations

FedEx urged to change invoice language policy

August 26th, 2015

Federal Express founder and CEO Fred Smith has been sent Staviss’s request urging that the company change its policy of sending Quebec FedEx non-account holders French-only invoices.

FedEx urged to, change invoice, language, policy,

Monkland Street Fest draws thousands

August 26th, 2015

It was just before sunset during last Friday night’s Monkland Street Fest when the lines began to form outside of La Taverne as Josh (last name unknown) continued to make sure that his chickens kept slowly turning above the coals in his Bar-B-Q bin.

Monkland, Street, Fest, draws, thousands,

Outremont man attacked outside bank

August 26th, 2015

An attack that left a young member of the Outremont Hasidic Jewish community unconscious was not motivated by anti-Semitism, but was a “criminal matter,” says a Jewish community source.

Outremont, man, attacked, outside, bank,

Only fools play tag with the Iranian dragon

August 26th, 2015

I was born in Iran, but I fled when I was just 17, leaving my home for the uncertainty of a life without family or friends, and enduring a dangerous desert crossing that forever changed my life.

Only, fools, play, tag, with the Iranian dragon,


August 26th, 2015

On behalf of all the seniors at New Hope Seniors Centre I would like to thank your newspaper and your Editor Beryl Wajsman for the continued support of our special events.


Covering The Donald

August 26th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Donald Trump, CNN, news, coverage, election, Republicans,

We’re finally ‘getting it’ on Bill 59

August 26th, 2015

When we first starting writing some months ago of the dangers of Quebec’s Bill 59, the proposed “hate speech” bill that would breach so many aspects of our civil liberties, we felt pretty much alone. Many were just not “getting it.” But the past 10 days have seen quite a change as civil society seems to be rising up.

We’re, finally, ‘getting, it’, on, Bill, 59, We, hope, the, government, is, getting, it, too

Have The Muppets found their rainbow connection?

August 26th, 2015

Glancing through the schedule of TV shows that next month, I was delighted to see that The Muppets will begin a new, weekly half-hour comedy series Tuesday Sept. 22 on ABC at 8 p.m. I became smitten with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and all the rest of those lovable fuzzy characters in 1976 when the original Muppet Show aired until 1981.

Have, The, Muppets, found, their, rainbow, connection?,

Clean and sober for over 31 years

August 26th, 2015

The date was October 26,1983. It was a special day. Little did I know it would be the last day I would use any mind-altering substance.

Clean, and, sober, for, over, 31, years,

Docville series to close season with Welcome to Leith

August 26th, 2015

Welcome to Leith is a feature-length documentary that follows infamous white supremacist Craig Cobb in his attempt to take over the village of Leith, North Dakota.

Docville, series, to, close, season, with, Welcome, to, Leith, August, 27, at, Cinéma, Excentris

Montreal World Film Festival set to kick off 39th edition

August 26th, 2015

The Montreal World Film Festival will open August 27 with a variety of eclectic films that fit perfectly into the MWFF’s mandate.

Montreal, World, Film, Festival, set, to, kick, off, 39th, edition,

Tea Time for the Homeless hits one out with softball tourney

August 26th, 2015

Tea Time for the Homeless held the organization’s first ever softball tournament last weekend at Côte St. Luc’s Trudeau Park.

Tea, Time, for, the, Homeless, hits, one, out, with, softball, tourney,

Côte St. Luc boys experience Major League Baseball up close

August 26th, 2015

Mitchell Kadanoff and friend Steven White brought their sons, Max and Cody, to the Olympic Stadium back in April to watch the Toronto Blue Jays in an exhibition series and realized that the pre-season games did not have the same excitement they remembered when going to Expos games.

Côte, St., Luc, boys, experience, Major, League, Baseball, up, close,

Chomedey’s run game too much for Ti-Cats

August 26th, 2015

The Chomedey Blues mosquito football team used a punishing running game and relentless defence en route to a convincing 52-6 win over the Verdun Ti-Cats Sunday afternoon at Arthur Terrien Park.

Chomedey’s, run, game, too, much, for, Ti-Cats, Chomedey, 52, , |, Verdun, 6

West Island Track Club’s successful summer of meets

August 26th, 2015

At the Canadian Youth Legion National Championships that were held in Ste. Therese Pierrefonds’ Joshua-Adams Vancol came away as a National Legion Champion in the long jump with an impressive final jump of 6.41 meters in the U16 boys category.

West, Island, Track, Club’s, successful, summer, of, meets,

DDO water polo players need a little help

August 26th, 2015

A trio of DDO water polo players, Jeremie Cote, Cameron Ball and William Chapman, had the opportunity to go to California and get some training to prepare for international competitions as members of the Canadian U-15 team. It has been a break-out year for the trio who helped DDO to an Eastern Canadian title and a silver medal at the National Championships held in Calgary this past April.

DDO, water, polo, players, need, a, little, help, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Le Nichoir breaks ground on new barn

August 26th, 2015

When the centre opened its doors 19 years ago to treat injured wild birds, the original group thought that it would maybe last for the length of the season.

Le, Nichoir, breaks, ground, on, new, barn,

Young Pointe Claire resident honoured by city and MP

August 26th, 2015

Last May, Pointe Claire resident Allison Tsypin was lauded by Lac St. Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia for her academic achievements during a speech in the House of Commons.

Young, Pointe, Claire, resident, honoured, by, city, and, MP,

Beaconsfielders balk at trashcams

August 26th, 2015

“Citizens have expressed concerns,” Beaconsfield Citizens Association president Al Gardner told city council at its Aug. 24 meeting, following reports that the city intends to use trashcams in the vehicles that collect residents’ recycling.

Beaconsfielders, balk, at, trashcams, City, to, keep, imagery, for, years

Festi’Week-ends a crowd pleasing success 

August 26th, 2015

The eighth edition of Festi’Week-ends brought out more than 10,600 festival goers who were treated to some 55 family activities and a variety of artists. Over the past five weekends visitors to the Nature Centre attended free performances by Patrice Michaud, Dumas, Rebels and Vagabonds and Paul Kunigis.

Festi’Week-ends, a, crowd, pleasing, success ,

As luck would have it...

August 26th, 2015

Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. marked a lucky day for three young adults whose car flipped over going south on St. Charles Blvd.

As, luck, would, have, it...,

Union concerned over future of vets hospital

August 26th, 2015

Last Wednesday morning, union members of the Veterans’ Hospital demonstrated in front of the building currently under federal jurisdiction, concerned about the effects the transfer to Quebec this coming April 1st, 2016 could have.

Union, concerned, over, future, of, vets, hospital, Transfer, from, federal, to, provincial, jurisdiction, could, have, major, impact, on, employees

Festi’Week-ends a crowd pleasing success 

August 26th, 2015

The eighth edition of Festi’Week-ends brought out more than 10,600 festival goers who were treated to some 55 family activities and a variety of artists. Over the past five weekends visitors to the Nature Centre attended free performances by Patrice Michaud, Dumas, Rebels and Vagabonds and Paul Kunigis.

Festi’Week-ends, a, crowd, pleasing, success ,

Laval boasts 150% increase in housing permits

August 26th, 2015

Construction permits for new residential homes are at an all time high in Laval this summer.  Despite the construction holiday the July numbers for this year have doubled.

Laval, boasts, 150%, increase, in, housing, permits,

Defence Minister Kenney on campaign trail in Laval

August 26th, 2015

It’s been a busy week for Tory Laval les Îles candidate Roland Dick.

Defence, Minister, Kenney, on, campaign, trail, in, Laval, Candidate, Roland, Dick, produces, novel, spin, on, political, videos

Bletas warns English boards are in ‘eleventh hour’

August 26th, 2015

“Why did we wait this long to start looking into this?” asks Steve Bletas.

Bletas, warns, English, boards, are, in, ‘eleventh, hour’, “Why, did, we, wait, so, long?”

Olivier Gaudette works his magic at Laval schools

August 26th, 2015

Just in time for back to school Oliver Gaudette, a Fabreville resident, will be winding up his latest contribution to Laval’s beautification. 

Olivier, Gaudette, works, his, magic, at, Laval, schools,

22nd Settimana Italiana wraps up with record setting numbers

August 26th, 2015

Start with a sweet, sexy and exciting roster of events throughout the city highlighting the sights sounds and flavors of Italy; add some balmy August weather with cool breezy nights; inject a horde of fashionistas on parade in one of summer’s premiere people watching opportunities; and top it off with hundreds of thousands of visitors eager for a taste and a peek; there’s really no mystery why the 22nd annual Italian Week ­— like all preceding editions — was such an enormous success.

22nd, Settimana, Italiana wraps, up, with, record, setting, numbers,

Your child is ready for online tutoring. Are you?

August 19th, 2015

The landscape of education and learning is rapidly changing. When students need extra help with their schoolwork they can see a tutor.

Your, child, is, ready, for, online, tutoring., Are, you?,

So let’s talk politics

August 19th, 2015

There’s a story they tell about Albert Einstein. While attending a convention he was seated for lunch at a table with strangers. Asking them what their IQs were, one of them said 180. “That’s wonderful!” said Einstein. “We can discuss mathematics.”

So, let’s, talk, politics,

Heroes and villains come to life in spectacular presentation

August 19th, 2015

Fresh off the heels of the annual Comiccon extravaganza at the Palais des congrès, the Bell Centre will host an event August 20 to 23 never seen before in Montreal.

Heroes, and, villains, come, to, life, in, spectacular, presentation,

Garlic lovers of the world unite

August 19th, 2015

Garlic lovers will be in seventh heaven this Saturday (Aug. 22), infused with the sights, smells and tastes at eighth annual Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival on the town’s waterfront.

Garlic, lovers, of, , the, world, unite,

Vertical, horizontal or diagonal, Bingo Ladies is a winner

August 19th, 2015

After premiering in its full-length form at the Port Stanley Theatre Festival last summer, Bingo Ladies the Musical is now being staged at the Hudson Village Theatre until August 30. Recently, The Suburban spoke with writer, composer and lyricist Grant Tilly, who drew upon personal experience when coming up with this piece.

Vertical,, horizontal, , or, diagonal,, , Bingo, Ladies, is, a, winner,

Quebec: once a more fertile land for students from France

August 19th, 2015

The old continent is full of resources and heritage yet it may have little offer its youth. Unemployment in Europe among those 25 years old and under is surprisingly high:  50.5 per cent in Spain, 24.9 per cent in France and 42 per cent in Italy. As a result, many young people leave for more hopeful countries.

Quebec:, once, a, more, fertile, land, for, students, from, France,

Montreal Chest Institute winner in charity softball game

August 19th, 2015

Hospital personnel and accountants squared off against each other Saturday afternoon as the Montreal Chest Institute’s TEAM MCI Lobes battled an all-star contingent from Raymond James.

Montreal, Chest, Institute, , winner, in, charity, softball, game,

Rally Cap Festival rallies love baseball

August 19th, 2015

After a summer of practicing the basics of the game, novice baseball teams from Lac St. Louis had an opportunity to strut their stuff Saturday afternoon at the Second Annual Pierrefonds Baseball Novice tournament held at Border Park.

Rally, Cap, Festival, , rallies, love, baseball,

NDG’s Jim McKean always comfortable at home

August 19th, 2015

Last week NDG Minor Baseball honoured one of their own who had a stellar career in Major League Baseball when Mariette Avenue’s Jim McKean was presented with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

NDG’s, Jim, McKean, always, comfortable, at, home,

Lac bantam and pee wee girls medal at baseball Provincials

August 19th, 2015

Lac St. Louis girls have returned to the podium at the girls baseball provincial championships, collecting silver and bronze at the tenth edition of the annual event held in Montreal on July 31 and August 1-2.

Lac, bantam, and, pee, wee, girls, medal, at, baseball, Provincials,

Peladeau-Snyder Wedding

August 19th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Pierre Karl Peladeau, Julie Snyder, wedding, Quebec, Parti Quebecois, PQ, separation, sovereignty, Bernard Landry, symbol

The Buonanotte Affair

August 19th, 2015

Quebec seems always to be digging for new lows in its abuses of civil rights.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Buonanotte,Massimo Lecas, Quebec, McCarthyism, RACJ


August 19th, 2015

Those of us who live and work in Greater Montreal should take pride in one of our finest health care providers, St. Mary’s Hospital.


Bill 59: Our continuing problem with freedom

August 19th, 2015

We have written, far too often, of the institutions in Quebec that have sought to impose conformity and constraint on freedom of expression. It is a systemic illness. But today we are facing what may be the most serious threat yet. The Couillard government has proposed a law that would allow the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) to censor speech that promotes "fear of the other."

Bill, 59:, Our, continuing, problem, with, freedom,

‘Close down OQLF’ petition gets attention

August 19th, 2015

The more than 5,700 names on activist Murray Levine’s petition to close down the Office Québécois de la Langue Française has grabbed the attention of a prominent blogger, journalist and former Le Droit columnist Pierre Allard.
In his July 29 blog, Allard muses about the value of online petitions, writing that they are not scientific, but appeal to individuals with strong opinions.

‘Close, down OQLF’, petition, gets, attention,

CSL Scotiabank branch planned closing riles residents

August 19th, 2015

Customers are riled in light of the planned closure on Oct. 9 of the Scotiabank branch on Westminster Avenue and Côte St. Luc Road in Côte St. Luc.

CSL, Scotiabank, branch, planned, closing, riles, residents,

Hydro deposit grab targets small business

August 19th, 2015

In a year wrought by slow economic growth, paucity of local investment, and a small business environment burdened by weighty red tape and taxes, Hydro-Québec is preying on small businesses by demanding large deposits, in some cases equal to years of consumption, accompanied by threats of cut-offs.

Hydro, deposit, grab, targets, small, business,

Mayor Coderre’s ‘just watch me!’ moment

August 19th, 2015

Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre used nothing less than a jackhammer to remind voters of what he thought about Canada Post and its new community post box program. Following the recent installation of a concrete slab in Pierrefonds, Mayor Coderre told the media that he was fed up with Canada Post and its short-sighted “arrogance” and that he was not going to put up with it anymore.

Mayor Coderre’s, ‘just, watch, me!’, moment,

First equestrian festival a galloping success

August 19th, 2015

St. Lazare transformed itself into a wild west town two weeks ago, and everyone got in on the fun. From employees of local businesses to municipal politicians to festival-goers, the dress code was clear: cowboy hats, cowboy boots, checkered shirts and big belt buckles.

First, equestrian, festival, a, galloping, success,

Sauvons l’Anse à l’Orme concerned over massive debris pile

August 19th, 2015

After members of the grassroots organization Sauvons l’Anse à l’Orme did a tour of the green space that is designated Pierrefonds West, an eventual project that will include parks, homes, condos and businesses, they found a large pile of debris that has concerned the group.

Sauvons, l’Anse, à, l’Orme, concerned, over, massive, debris, pile,

SNAP comes to West Island

August 19th, 2015

A new free service is coming to the West Island that helps children and families in crisis get a handle on behaviour that is limiting a child’s ability to succeed.

SNAP, comes, to, West, Island, Stop, Now, and, Plan, helps, kids, and, families, in, crisis

Raise your hand if you went to the first ever Rib Fest on the West Island

August 19th, 2015

For three fun filled delicious days Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island (BBBSWI) hosted the first ever Montreal Rib Fest in Pierrefonds last weekend. More than 30,000 people came out to try slow roasted ribs from five different award winning rib vendors from as far away as Las Vegas, Alabama and Ontario.

Raise, your, hand, if, you, went, to, the, first, ever, Rib, Fest, on, the, West, Island,

Michel Pagliaro to headline Ste. Anne street fest

August 19th, 2015

In an effort to extend summer and showcase the many shops, restaurants and services available, the city of Ste. Anne de Bellevue is putting together its first ever version of Naturally, Ste. Anne, a street fair taking place on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Starting at 10 a.m., visitors will be able to take a free shuttle to explore a number of Ste. Anne de Bellevue attractions including the Morgan Arboretum, The Ecomuseum and the McGill Campus Farm as well as take part in an extended Farmers Market hours that will include a chili festival.

Michel, Pagliaro, to, headline, Ste., Anne, street, fest,

Frappier’s Guertin holds out hope for ash tree crisis 

August 19th, 2015

Since its first detection in Canada in 2002 the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has destroyed vast amounts of ash trees across North America. It’s larvae dig labyrinths of tunnels under the bark and disturb the flow of sap in the tree that dies quickly once infected. 

Frappier’s, Guertin, holds, out, hope for, ash, tree, crisis ,

Students trounce politicians in second edition of softball match

August 19th, 2015

Last Wednesday, at  Paul Marcel Maheu Park in Laval des Rapides, elected officials surrendered with a final score of 17 to 11 to the students from the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) in the second edition of a charity softball game. It is an effort by Laval to encourage children to stay in school. Three separate sporting matches have been organized with both the French and the English school boards this year.

Students, trounce, politicians, in, second, edition, of, softball, match,

Jose Núñez-Melo leaves Orange and is going Green

August 19th, 2015

Member of Parliament Jose Núñez-Melo will not be running for the NDP as he did in the 2011 election.  He will now be running in Vimy as a member of the Green Party of Canada.

Jose, Núñez-Melo, leaves, Orange, and, is, going, Green, ,

Cannabis candy alarms police and parents

August 19th, 2015

Laval Police stumbled onto a new phenomenon when they arrested two youths for drug possession.

Cannabis, candy, alarms, police, and, parents, “Poses, health, hazard, to, youngsters”

Ottawa funds  $160,000 to child advocacy centre

August 19th, 2015

The Harper government has announced funding of $160,000 to the Centre d’expertise Marie-Vincent in Laval. The centre deals with children 12 and under who have been traumatized by sexual assault.

Ottawa, funds , $160,000, to, child, advocacy, centre,

MLB Roadshow a hit with area fans

August 13th, 2015

Major League Baseball International has taken the MLB Roadshow to Canada for the second consecutive year with the event traveling to three provinces across the country.

MLB, Roadshow, a, hit, with, area, fans,

Schedule announced for 2015-16 CWHL season

August 13th, 2015

The 2015-16 Canadian Women’s Hockey League season is just around the corner, with the full schedule unveiled Tuesday and season tickets on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.

Schedule, announced, for, 2015-16, CWHL, season,

Denburk Reid, Natasha Eadie, Sarah Gagné join Stingers basketball program

August 13th, 2015

Several well-known and respected coaches in the Quebec basketball community will join head coach Tenicha Gittens’ Concordia Stingers women’s basketball staff.

Denburk, Reid,, Natasha, Eadie,, Sarah, Gagné, join, Stingers, basketball, program, ,

6,500 yogis unite at Montreal’s Old Port for the Lolë White Tour

August 13th, 2015

Today the Lolë White TourTM visited Montreal’s beautiful Old Port for a spectacular outdoor yoga session, one in a series of unforgettable events around the world organized by women’s activewear and lifestyle brand Lolë.

6,500, yogis, unite, at, Montreal’s, Old, Port, for, the, Lolë, White, Tour,

Para-Triathlete Sensation Stefan Daniel and Kyla Roy Win National Junior Titles in Quebec

August 13th, 2015

One of the world’s top para-triathletes, Stefan Daniel, and Kyla Roy hit the start line against the country’s best and were crowned the king and queen of junior triathlon on Saturday in Magog, Que.

Para-Triathlete, Sensation, Stefan, Daniel, and, Kyla, Roy, Win, National, Junior, Titles, in, Quebec,

The Flavours of Monkland August 20-23

August 13th, 2015

The Monkland Merchants Association, in alliance with Monkland Village Productions, is proud to host the 3rd edition of the “Flavours of Monkland” Food & Music Street Festival!  From August 20th to 23rd, come enjoy one of Canada's largest family friendly festivals with 7 blocks of food, fun and entertainment for all! 

The, Flavours, of, Monkland, August, 20-23, ,

The Flavours of Monkland August 20-23

August 13th, 2015

The Monkland Merchants Association, in alliance with Monkland Village Productions, is proud to host the 3rd edition of the “Flavours of Monkland” Food & Music Street Festival!  From August 20th to 23rd, come enjoy one of Canada's largest family friendly festivals with 7 blocks of food, fun and entertainment for all! 

The, Flavours, of, Monkland, August, 20-23, ,

Tel-Aide volunteer hopes somebody is listening

August 12th, 2015

Following six years full of intensive volunteer work at the city’s Tel-Aide Distress phone line, Montreal’s Kit Racette told The Suburban that the call centre will need some $50,000 in order to keep talking to some of the most helpless and vulnerable people who really have no else one to talk to.

Tel-Aide, volunteer, hopes, somebody, is, listening,

Helping homeless better than lighting up Jacques Cartier Bridge: activist

August 12th, 2015

Charity activist Murray Levine is asking various borough councils to convince the City of Montreal that helping the homeless is preferable to a $39.5 million lit Jacques Cartier Bridge for Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th birthdays.

Helping, homeless, better, than, lighting, up, Jacques, Cartier, Bridge:, activist,

CSL ready to help on Cassin problem

August 12th, 2015

The CLSC René Cassin day centre in Côte St. Luc, which offers respite to caregivers of seniors, is now operating three days a week instead of five, Mayor Anthony Housefather told council regular Dr. Bernard Tonchin at Monday night’s city council meeting.

CSL, ready, to, help, on, Cassin, problem, , Housefather, says, grant, approval, needed, to, run, new, centre, at, ACC

Birthday celebration

August 12th, 2015

Sylvia Coleman at the Jewish Eldercare Centenarian Celebration marking her 101st year, surrounded by her children Beatrice and Jon Kantor, Leonard and Edith Coleman and Doris Keller.

Birthday, celebration,

Help Esso see the light

August 12th, 2015

Public pressure seems to have worked once again in favour of linguistic respect for Montreal’s anglophone community by major corporations.

Help, Esso, see, the, light,


August 12th, 2015

All the federal parties in this coming election, in one way or another, promise tax breaks and incentives for Canadians.


Donald Trump

August 12th, 2015

Donald, Trump,

A season for turning

August 12th, 2015

Whatever anyone’s age we all know the great folk song Turn, turn, turn. The inspiration for it was a chapter of the Bible. Ecclesiastes 3. “To everything there is a season.” Well, we would suggest that our political elites give it a read. We in Montreal need a season for turning. The turning of our priorities.

A, season, for, turning,

The summer BBQ is happening this Saturday

August 12th, 2015

It’s the BBQ you have been waiting for and everyone, including the horses, are invited.

The, summer, BBQ, is, happening, this, Saturday,

PDQ 3 gets kids moving this summer

August 12th, 2015

Last Thursday morning, several police cars and personnel as well as PDQ3 Commander Jacques Bisson were front and centre in Yuile Park in Pierrefonds, dealing with a group of youngsters aged 10 to 16.

PDQ, 3, gets, kids, moving, this, summer,

Pierrefonds preschool wants answers from Minister of Families

August 12th, 2015

For Jennifer de Vera, owner and director of Ethan’s Playground Play and Party Center in Pierrefonds, her treatment by the province’s Minister of Families is at odds with the ministry’s mandate.

Pierrefonds, preschool, wants, answers, from, Minister, of, Families,

Pointe Claire resident upset over sign dispute

August 12th, 2015

“It’s not okay for me to have a sign on my lawn but my neighbour can park his car on his lawn for the last three years and nothing happens,” said Pointe Claire resident Donald Parsons.

Pointe, Claire, resident, upset, over, sign, dispute,

Bantam Associes move on to regional semis

August 12th, 2015

The bantam AA Laval Associes dropped their regional playoff game Sunday evening at Dollard’s Lake Road Park but are not done yet. After opening with a pair of wins the Sunday loss moved Laval to the next bracket and will play this coming Thursday night against an as of yet undetermined opponent.

Bantam, Associes, move, on, to, regional, semis,

West Island municipalities tackle EAB

August 12th, 2015

Baie d’Urfe Mayor Maria Tutino acknowledged that even if ash trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are treated with biopesticide TreeAzin every two years throughout their life span, “there is no miracle cure.”

West, Island, municipalities, tackle, EAB,

Laval second-to-last in GP availability

August 12th, 2015

Quebec government statistics show that proportionately fewer Laval residents are registered with a family doctor than any other region of Quebec except Montreal — and that Montreal is catching up so rapidly that it could soon push Laval into last place in the province.

Laval, second-to-last, in, GP, availability,

Cartier condo clad in space shuttle ceramics

August 12th, 2015

Mayor Marc Demers extolled the space-age technology going into a new condominium tower that will soon rise along the Rivière des Prairies shoreline.

Cartier, condo, clad, in, space, shuttle, ceramics,

Local health care jobs axed

August 12th, 2015

Fewer people will be delivering provincially subsidized health care and social services in Laval during the coming year.
Laval’s regional health authority announced plans to abolish 111 jobs and reassign 49 more positions.

Local, health, care, jobs, axed,

Politicians, teens reprise softball match tonight

August 12th, 2015

Repartee ruled the roost at city hall during a news conference to announce that city councillors will reprise last year’s friendly fundraiser, which had them pitted against local high school students on a Laval des Rapides softball diamond.
The municipal politicians donned baseball shirts and traded playful banter as they again challenged Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) and Commission scolaire de Laval (CSDL) to participate.

Politicians,, teens, reprise, softball, match, tonight,

NDP ousts its Laval MP

August 12th, 2015

The New Democratic Party has given the orange heave-ho to one of its sitting MPs from Laval.

NDP, ousts, its, Laval, MP,

Search is on for exceptional caregivers 

August 12th, 2015

Do you know a Montreal caregiver who deserves $10,000? A unique campaign launched in Central Canada wants to hear from you.

Search, is, on, for, exceptional, caregivers , Nominate, a, caring, Montreal, resident, deserving, of, $10,000

Bigger and better than ever

August 12th, 2015

The 32nd edition of the International Balloon Festival in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu kicked off its activities this past Saturday with a wide range of events taking place every day until Sunday, Aug. 16.

Bigger, and, better, than, ever,

I have often walked down this street before

August 12th, 2015

After reading your article about your memories of ice cream and mentioning Park Avenue and Woolworth’s I thought I would share my memories of other establishments in that area during the 1950s and ‘60s.

I, have, often, walked, down, this, street, before,

The Kids stay in the picture

August 12th, 2015

In one way or another, Mark McKinney’s life has been devoted to sketch comedy for the better part of three decades.

The, Kids, stay, in, the, picture,

Good dog, bad dog

August 12th, 2015

If your dog is anything like mine, hanging out at the dog park or friendly canine encounters on the street are not part of your daily routine. Like me, you have a snarly pooch that treats every other dog like the enemy and demonstrates aggressive behaviour on and off leash.

Good, dog,, bad, dog,

Little League Lynx in tough at Canadian Championships

August 12th, 2015

It has been a tough start for coach Bobby Titleman and his NDG Lynx at the Little League Canadian Championships being played this week in Nepean, Ontario. The Lynx have dropped their first three games in their first three outings of preliminary play.

Little, League, Lynx, in, tough, at, Canadian, Championships,

Cote St. Luc’s Levine helps add to Canada’s medal count at Parapan American Games

August 12th, 2015

 Last Saturday Marco Dispaltro, Alison Levine(CSL) and Caroline Vietnieks received their Silver medals in Boccia Pairs BC4 at the Abilities Centre during the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

Cote, St., Luc’s, Levine, helps, add, to, Canada’s, medal, count, at, Parapan, American, Games,

Charles-Éric Bélanger takes Canadian junior boys championship with playoff win

August 12th, 2015

Charles-Éric Bélanger claimed victory on the first playoff hole to win the 77th playing of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

Charles-Éric, Bélanger, takes, Canadian, , junior, boys, championship, with, playoff, win,

MLB Roadshow a hit with area fans

August 12th, 2015

Major League Baseball International has taken the MLB Roadshow to Canada for the second consecutive year with the event traveling to three provinces across the country.

MLB, Roadshow, a, hit, with, area, fans,

The Dybbuk returns in Yiddish to the Segal Centre

August 5th, 2015

According to Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a wandering spirit that enters and possesses the body of a living person

The, Dybbuk, returns, in, , Yiddish, to, the, Segal, Centre,

A performance for the children

August 5th, 2015

Last Thursday, a group of young patients at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre welcomed members of the cast of Odysseo for a special performance and interactive activities.

A, performance, for, the, children,

Wrestling gets Heavy

August 5th, 2015

Heavy Montreal is returning this year to Parc Jean Drapeau, bigger than ever with the addition of a third day of programming. Running from August 7-9, the festival will offer several stages featuring acts such as Korn, Faith No More, Iggy Pop and Slipknot. And somewhere in the midst of the trees and throngs of black-clad metal heads will be another kind of stage devoted to its own form of heavy entertainment: pro wrestling.

Wrestling, gets, Heavy,


August 5th, 2015

When Eric Clapton describes you as one of the most gifted guitar players he has ever encountered, you know you’re doing something right.

Clapton-approved, Prolific, guitarist, Doyle, Bramhall, II, to, perform, at, Club, Soda, on, Aug., 12

Summer can be as exhausting for parents as it is for children – and that’s OK

August 5th, 2015

We just can’t get enough. And neither can many families — and I don’t know if people realize exactly how lucky we are.

Summer, can, be, as, exhausting, for, parents, , as, it, is, for, children, –, and, that’s, OK,

Ron Yarin honoured at Golf Classic

August 5th, 2015

A record 104 people teed off at the 36th annual Côte St. Luc Golf Classic on Tuesday, July 14 at the Meadowbrook Golf Course.

Ron, Yarin, honoured at, Golf, Classic,

From East to West Intermediate Lynx taking on the best

August 5th, 2015

The NDG Intermediate Lynx are off to California to represent Canada in the Intermediate League World Series after claiming the Canadian title with an overpowering performance at the Canadian Championships hosted by St. John, New Brunswick.

From, East, to, West, Intermediate, Lynx, taking, on, the, best,

Hampstead’s Lisa Mikelberg wins Pan Am gold

August 5th, 2015

Canada completed its most successful Pan Am Games this past weekend with a record haul of 217 medals including 79 first-place finishes.

Hampstead’s, Lisa, Mikelberg, wins, Pan, Am, gold, Athlete, of, the, Week

Canadian Women’s fast pitch championships ongoing on Ile Perrot

August 5th, 2015

The 2015 Canadian U18 Canadian Women’s Fast Pitch Championship will be decided this coming Sunday, Aug. 9 at Ile Perrot’s Michel Martin Park.

Canadian, Women’s, fast, pitch, , championships, ongoing, on, Ile, Perrot,

Braves prevail with late game rally

August 5th, 2015

The Lakeshore Braves have a flair for the dramatics.

Braves, prevail, with, late, game, rally, Lakeshore, 10, |, St., Lazare, 9

Jewish Eldercare celebrates centenarians

August 5th, 2015

The Jewish Eldercare Centre held its annual “triple-digit” celebrations last week for 11 residents who are between 100 and 106-years-old.

Jewish, Eldercare, celebrates, centenarians,

Highland Games in Verdun

August 5th, 2015

The 38th annual Montreal Highland Games took place last Sunday, August 2 at Arthur Therrien Park in Verdun.

Highland, Games, in, Verdun,

Reckless flushing shuts down CDN community pool

August 5th, 2015

When the mercury climbed high last month, and thousands of residents were off school or off work, many people in Côte des Neiges found no relief in the community pool at Centre sportif Côte des Neiges.

Reckless, flushing, shuts, down, CDN, community, pool,

Trudeau in Mount Royal

August 5th, 2015

Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, along with Mount Royal Liberal candidate Anthony Housefather, hosted a town hall meeting at the Shaare Zion Synagogue July 21.

Trudeau, in, Mount, Royal,

Prime Minister Harper launches campaign in Mount Royal

August 5th, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the Mount Royal riding the first of what will be many campaign stops during the now in progress 78-day federal election campaign heading towards the Oct. 19 vote.

Prime, Minister, Harper, launches, campaign, in, Mount, Royal,

Federal social housing subsidies extended through 2019

August 5th, 2015

The federal and Quebec provincial governments announced last week an extension of the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.

Federal, social, housing, subsidies, extended, through, 2019, Local, groups, call, it, a, “good, first, step”, but, hope, for, longer, term, commitments,

A tourist’s perspective of Montreal

August 5th, 2015

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Montreal from Jamaica albeit for a very short time (Thursday to Sunday). I was particularly excited about this trip in no small part due to the beautiful stories I heard about Montreal and it’s wealth of historical monuments.

A, tourist’s, perspective, of, Montreal,


August 5th, 2015

Thank you Beryl Wajsman for going beyond getting involved for all our Senior Citizens.


What a shame

August 5th, 2015

Municipalities must work for their citizens and do everything they can to support their citizens.  Maintaining pristine, unused facilities is not helpful. Saving labor by keeping fields closed instead of used is not efficient, its wasteful.

What, a, shame,

Go Jays!

August 5th, 2015

Go, Jays!,

Street Fair a success for Hudson merchants

August 5th, 2015

“We tackled the first year of it being two days instead of one. It’s two days of the year, we can party it up in Hudson!” said Hudson merchant Lea Durocher, who runs a paint and decor store on Yacht Club Road. “If you’re a merchant in town, you have to participate. I had great sales. You just have to make it work for you.”

Street, Fair, a, success, for, Hudson, merchants,

Dorval Legion must find new home

August 5th, 2015

With their lease set to expire from the ADM in September 2016, the Dorval Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245 has to find a new meeting place that can provide a community hall for up to 150 people that also has a kitchen.

Dorval, Legion, must, find, new, home,

Largest regatta for disabled sailors a success

August 5th, 2015

Pointe Claire Yacht Club and The Association Quebecoise de Voile Adaptée (AQVA) hosted the 15th annual Quebec Cup sailing regatta in Eastern Canada for persons with disabilities this past July 25. The weather cooperated, with a threat of rain in the morning surrendering to clear skies and sun for the larger part of the three day competition.

Largest, regatta, for, disabled, sailors, a, success,

Schools get reprieve from closures

August 5th, 2015

Quebec’s Education Ministry has backed off its push to force school boards to close their underused schools before children return to class next month.

Schools, get, reprieve, from, closures, Rationalization, postponed, to, 2016

TQSOI release ‘Diagnostics of a Vulnerable Population’

August 5th, 2015

Using the participation of more than 60 participants and 13 area organizations, TQSOI (Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île) recently collected information about concerns and difficulties faced by West Island seniors, single parent families, immigrants as well as the mentally and physically handicapped.

TQSOI, release, ‘Diagnostics, of, a, Vulnerable, Population’, West, Island, non-profit, presents, findings, at, AGM

Pee Wee Associes enjoy sweet repeat at Roussillon tourney

August 5th, 2015

The Laval Associes pee wee AA’s were crowned tournament champions of Roussillon for the second consecutive year.
This round robin affair took place mid-July in St.Constant with seven teams vying for the gold.

Pee, Wee, Associes, enjoy, sweet, repeat, at, Roussillon, tourney,

Eligibility case against Demers lapses

August 5th, 2015

The long court challenge that has dogged Laval Mayor Marc Demers is now over.

Eligibility, case, against, Demers, lapses, No, appeal, to, Supreme, Court

Big bash to benefit Alzheimer Laval

August 5th, 2015

Mark your calendars: The city plans to pull out all the stops for a family fun day at Lausanne Park, Aug. 22.

Big, bash, to, benefit, Alzheimer, Laval,

Celebration tomorrow for Laval 50th

August 5th, 2015

Centropolis is the place to be tomorrow evening, as Laval pulls out all the stops to mark the city’s semi centennial.
The party will cap a day of celebration of the date 50 years ago, when provincial Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Laporte welded all 14 municipalities on Île Jésus into the single city of Laval.

Celebration, tomorrow, for, Laval, 50th, , Highway, 440, renamed, for, first, mayor

Harper promises Laval more economic growth

August 5th, 2015

Laval matters. Sensing a possible breakthrough here for the Conservative party, Prime Minister Stephen Harper added an appearance in Quebec’s third-largest city to kick off his 2015 federal election campaign this week.

Harper, promises, Laval, more, economic, growth,

Laval wants mandatory city status for social housing

August 5th, 2015

Last week’s announcement that the federal government would continue supporting the creation of affordable housing in Quebec for another five years gave Laval Mayor Marc Demers a chance to reaffirm his desire for “ville mandataire” (mandatory city) status from Quebec’s social housing authority.

Laval, wants, mandatory, city, status, for, social, housing, Demers, welcomes, half-billion, dollar, federal, commitment

Done or undone? That’s the question

July 31st, 2015

Here’s some silly summer reading that’s a little cheeky…

Done, or, undone?, That’s, the, question,

Do you stress much?

July 31st, 2015

It’s summer, our deserved reward after a long cold winter and erratic spring. With hot weather that naturally slows us down, and longer days, summer is an excellent opportunity to unwind and let go of accumulated stress.

Do, you, , stress, much?,

Foods that can minimize arthritis symptoms

July 31st, 2015

Question: I suffer from arthritis and was wondering if there were any foods I can eat to minimize my symptoms?

Foods, that, can, minimize, arthritis, symptoms,

Where’s the quality control?

July 31st, 2015

Back in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, there were plenty of mistakes made or bizarre happenings when music was released to the public on 45 RPM singles and 33 1/3 RPM albums.

Where’s, the, quality, control?,

Montreal Comiccon has come a long way

July 31st, 2015

Montreal Comiccon has certainly come a long away from its debut here in 2008 when a mere 700 people attended. The July 4 to7 edition at the Palais des congrès drew well over 50,000 people. As  I made my way through the main hall, it was not only fascinating to browse through the endless array of kiosks and see the celebrity autograph booths with knee-deep security and people shelling out upwards of $40 to $70 dollars just to get their autographs, but to do some good old fashioned people watching.

Montreal, Comiccon, , has, come, a, long, way,


July 29th, 2015

Our editions at the end of July and December focus on issues that have been paramount in our advocacy work. For us seniors rights are the most critical priorities on the agenda of social justice. People who have contributed all their lives are not only being deprived of the money they put into the system for their retirement, but are being neglected in their most fundamental needs.

SPECIAL, EDITION, Time, to, make, justice, for, seniors, a, priority

Montreal celebrates Olympic excellence

July 27th, 2015

It wasn’t a sprint last Thurday but a marathon of Olympic proportions as Montreal played host to the Canadian Olympic Excellence Day (COED) as the ribbon was cut on Canadian Olympic House on Rene Levesque.

Montreal, celebrates, Olympic, excellence,

Tagliani scores a solid third place at ICAR

July 27th, 2015

Alex Tagliani scored a third-place finish on Sunday in Round 4 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.

Tagliani, scores, a, solid, third, place, at, ICAR,

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank to welcome 78 of the top 80 players in the world

July 27th, 2015

­ Tennis Canada announced Wednesday the official player acceptance lists for the 2015 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal and Toronto. This year, 78 of the Top 80 players in the world will be descending upon Canada, including both world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. The Top 40 men of the ATP World Tour will play at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal from August 7-16, while 38 of the Top 40 women of the WTA will compete August 8-16 at Aviva Centre in Toronto.

Rogers, Cup, presented, by, National, Bank, to, welcome, 78, of, the, top, 80, players, in, the, world,

Alyssa Getty and Jason Chung crowned 2015 CN future links Quebec champions

July 27th, 2015

It was a hot day in Bromont, Que., for the final round of the CN Future Link Quebec Championship hosted by Golf Château-Bromont. Alyssa Getty and Jason (Chan Young) Chung fired off the day’s low rounds in their respective divisions to capture the 2015 CN Future Links Quebec Championship titles.

Alyssa, Getty, and, Jason, Chung, crowned, , 2015, CN, future, links, Quebec, champions,

Ways to avoid identity theft while away on vacation

July 27th, 2015

Ever finish a meal in an American restaurant, only to be told your credit card has been frozen by your provider? Or realize that a tech-savvy miscreant salesperson copied your card info when you made a purchase while on vacation?

Ways, to, avoid, identity, theft, while, away, on, vacation,

Team Canada places fourth at 2015 Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

July 27th, 2015

The Canadian Women’s U25 National Wheelchair Basketball Team placed fourth at the 2015 Women’s U25 World Championship after a 61-53 loss to host China on Monday in Beijing.

Team, Canada, places, fourth, at, 2015, Women’s, U25, World, Wheelchair, Basketball, Championship,

Pipes and drums and dancers and bands and …

July 27th, 2015

The Montreal Highland Games are returning to Arthur-Therrien Park in Verdun on Sunday, August 2 with full Highland pageantry. The day will include pipe bands, highland dance and heavy weight competitions, including the caber toss, sheaf toss, hammer throw and putting the stone.

Pipes, and, drums, and, dancers, and, bands, and, …,

Food trucks are running on full cylinders

July 27th, 2015

What a feast it’s been for food truck followers this summer.

Food, trucks, are, running, on, full, cylinders,

Larger than life

July 27th, 2015

From July 27 to August 19, a sampling of the works of Hoda Ackad-Wenger will be on display at Reginald J.P. Dawson Library (1967 Graham Blvd. in Town of Mount Royal).

Larger, than, life, New, exhibit, features, huge, portraits, of, Montreal, cultural, figures

The Italian connection

July 27th, 2015

This summer will mark Sebastian Maniscalco’s fifth appearance at the Just for Laughs festival but whereas his past appearances have been limited to sets at the Ethnic Show, the Relationship Show, and various galas, this time he’ll be presenting his hour-long one-man show, Aren’t You Embarrassed? at Le Gesù Theatre until July 26. “It’s good to spread my wings a little bit and do an hour,” says the Chicago native.

The, Italian, connection, Sebastian, Maniscalco, reflects, on, his, heritage, in, JFL, show

Griffons hang on for a 2-1 victory over Cobras

July 27th, 2015

The CS Mont Royal-Outremont Griffons U-14 A boys jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead and then held off a spirited Pierrefonds rally to defeat the Cobras 2-1 in a Lac-St-Louis game played in Pierrefonds.

Griffons, hang, on, for, , a, 2-1, victory, over, Cobras, MRO, 2, |, Pierrefonds, 1

Pointe Claire’s speed paves the way for 3-2 soccer win

July 27th, 2015

The Pointe Claire U-10 boys used their speed and passing game to take a 3-0 lead and then had to hold off a determined Mont Royal-Outremont comeback in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at Hermitage Park.

Pointe, Claire’s, speed, paves, the, way, for, 3-2, soccer, win, Pointe, Claire, 3, |, MRO, 2

A special send-off for Special Olympians

July 27th, 2015

Andrew Perez and Valérie Gagnon-Paradis of the Elm park Pool Recreation Association are a pair of exceptional athletes who have been training at Elm Park Pool and who will be participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles from July 25th through to August 2nd this year.

A, special, send-off, , for, Special, Olympians,

Beware of fake CRA calls

July 27th, 2015

Phone calls from fraudsters — especially those directed at seniors — have been proliferating, not only in Montreal, but across the country.

Beware, of, fake, CRA, calls,

Process begins for second CSL B’nai Brith House

July 27th, 2015

Côte St. Luc council last week passed, with one opposing vote, a first draft bylaw allowing for the construction of a second B’nai Brith House residence, to be located on city land close to the Côte St. Luc Shopping Centre.
Last year, council voted 4-2 to sell the land to B’nai Brith Canada. There is another B’nai Brith House at Côte St. Luc Road and Westminster.

Process, begins, for, second, CSL, B’nai, Brith, House,

Conservative MP leads new initiative on autism

July 27th, 2015

“We’re creating real momentum,” says Mike Lake.

Conservative, MP, leads, new, initiative, on, autism,

Montreal to use bio-weapon on emerald ash bugs

July 27th, 2015

As of last week, the Coderre administration is now beginning to use Tetrastichus Planipenisi – a tiny Asian wasp – as their newest weapon against Agrilus Planipennis – the city’s ubiquitous Emerald Ash borer.

Montreal, to, use, bio-weapon, on, emerald, ash, bugs

St. Hilaire comments were arrogant and inopportune

July 27th, 2015

Now that the furor has partially abated it is perhaps appropriate to reflect upon the unfortunate consequences of the mayor of Longueuil’s totally unjustifiable foray into the language issue in her South Shore municipality.

St., Hilaire, comments, were, arrogant, and, inopportune,


July 27th, 2015

Montreal Island school taxpayers must make a lot of noise concerning the recent announcement of the 3.7 percent school tax hike.


Montreal can work. Let's make it happen!

July 27th, 2015

As we enter the best of summer, we are faced with too many frustrations that stand in the way of enjoying this great city. It truly is a world class playground. But one can be forgiven for thinking that there are people who get up in the morning just to come up with ideas to make things tougher.

Montreal, can, work., Let's, make, it, happen!,

JFL heat

July 27th, 2015

JFL, heat,

Bikers get blessing from Beaconsfield Archdeacon

July 27th, 2015

After traffic discouraged some bikers to give up their pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal to have their motorcycles blessed this summer, some bikers landed up at Christ Church Beaurepaire in Beaconsfield where they found one of their own, Archdeacon of St. Lawrence Michael Earl Johnson to bless their machines.

Bikers, get, blessing, from, Beaconsfield, Archdeacon,

Kenney speaks at West Island Conservative rally

July 27th, 2015

The Hon. Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, came to the West Island last week to speak to a major gathering of federal Conservatives.

Kenney, speaks, at, West, Island, Conservative, rally,

Baby tigers provide therapeutic healing 

July 27th, 2015

After a year that would not stop giving Claudine Campeau, CEO of West Island Assistance Fund, a hard time, the community leader found herself cradling a baby tiger this summer as it transitioned from its mother to zoo life in the Falardeau Zoo near Lac St. Jean. 

Baby, tigers, provide, therapeutic, healing ,

Dorval youth helps Kenyan orphans

July 27th, 2015

After having completed her CEGEP studies three years ago, Dorval resident Katie Hewlett wanted to take part in volun-tourism before beginning her university degree in child care studies.

Dorval, youth, helps, Kenyan, orphans,

Coiteux on government, cuts and changes

July 27th, 2015

“If we maintain healthy public finances, then there will be more room to finance the priorities for the province,” said Quebec’s president of the Treasury Board.

Coiteux, on, government,, cuts, and, changes, “This, is, not, the, slash, and, burn, of, the, 90s”

Plans for the new city hall fountain spark controversy

July 27th, 2015

Laval Mayor Marc Demers is proudly standing by his latest project; a brand new fountain in front of city hall.

Plans, for, the, new, city, hall, fountain, spark, controversy,

Laval council approves contracts

July 27th, 2015

Laval city councillors approved more than $14 million in spending via 72 contracts at their June meeting. The vast majority went to companies renting snow-clearing equipment for the next winter season.

Laval, council, approves, contracts,

Laval’s ‘Festi Weekends’ at Centre de la nature

July 27th, 2015

Lavallois with kids will not have to worry about keeping their offspring occupied this summer.

Laval’s ‘Festi, Weekends’, at, Centre, de, la, nature,

Housing starts up in 2015

July 27th, 2015

“Build it and they will come” is the motto for Laval resident real estate developers.

Housing, starts, up, in, 2015,

Beerfest draws 16,000 to Laval

July 27th, 2015

Laval loves suds, judging by the turnout at the city’s first-ever summer beerfest, held in St. Vincent du Paul, July 10-12. Some 30 microbreweries showed off their wares there at Centre de la nature during the weekend.

Beerfest, draws, 16,000, to, Laval,

News coverage nails alleged sex predator

July 27th, 2015

Laval Police are extending a big “thank-you” for news coverage that led to the arrest of Nicholas Chartrand Dubois, June 29—a month after The Suburban published a report asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect from security camera images.

News, coverage, nails, alleged, sex, predator,

Quebec finally approves funds for school serving handicapped English kids

July 15th, 2015

“It’s about equity,” says Joanne Charron. “You can almost call it a human rights issue.”

Quebec, finally, approves, funds, for, school, serving, handicapped, English, kids,

St. Laurent following sports complex project closely

July 15th, 2015

St. Laurent will be meeting today, July 15, with an insurance company, the guarantor of a $50 million sports complex project, to take stock of and express the borough’s level of satisfaction with the progress made so far on the project, says Mayor Alan DeSousa.

St., Laurent, following, sports, complex, project, closely, Project, has, been, long, delayed,, work, was, judged, to, have, deficiencies

City census indicates upwards of 4,000 remain homeless

July 15th, 2015

Although the results of the census indicate that there are far less than the estimated 10,000 homeless presently living on the streets of the city, hard numbers also indicate that there are still over 4,000 people who call those streets ‘home.’

City, census, indicates, upwards, of, 4,000, remain, homeless,

No arrest a month after CSL beating incident

July 15th, 2015

As of The Suburban’s press time Tuesday morning, no arrest has been made yet after the beating of Côte St. Luc resident Faigie Adelman, which took place a month ago Thursday in the parking garage of her Cavendish Blvd. building.

No, arrest, a, month, after, CSL, beating, incident,

Should I have flunked because of my class size?

July 15th, 2015

The classic teacher student ratio has been said to be “Socrates at one end of a log and the student at the other end.”

Should, I, have, flunked, because, of, my, class, size?,


July 15th, 2015

For those of us familiar with the double-speak of the MELS (pushing for genocide education, July 8), the assertion that everything taught within the Quebec History program must be ‘strictly from the point of view of Quebec history’ comes as no surprise.


Just for Laughs

July 15th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Greek, Greece, referendum, Quebec

M. Couillard, where is your voice?

July 15th, 2015

It is always dangerous when political leaders use demagoguery to set up false enemies just to rally votes. We saw it during the Marois administration. Words and actions of nullification and interposition against minority language rights had ugly consequences.

M., Couillard,, where, is, your, voice?, A, leader, of, a, 'distinct, society', should, act, with, distinction

Symposium helps women shine their light

July 15th, 2015

Last year was the first symposium organized by naturopath Sharon Cohen and the room filled up fast with women of all ages looking for sisterhood and gentle guidance.

Symposium, helps, women, shine, their, light,

Marché de l’Ouest gets major transformation

July 15th, 2015

The almost 30 year old Marché de l’Ouest, an iconic West Island shopping destination for lovers of the finest food products available , is in the process of getting a major facelift and will be undergoing renovations that will total more than two million in investment over the next three years.

The Suburban, Kevin Woodhouse, Beryl Wajsman, Marché de l"Ouest, West Island, shopping, renovations

Police investigate two possible West Island abductions

July 15th, 2015

An investigation has been launched by police officers of Station 4 serving Dollard des Ormeaux as well as investigators from Centre d’enquêtes Ouest following a complaint received from parents of a six-year-old girl on Wednesday, June 24.
Police are also seeking the public’s help in identifying a man accused of trying to kidnap a nine-year-girl in Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Friday, July 3.2w

Police, investigate, two, possible, West, Island, abductions,

Home values jump 10% in Vaudreuil-Dorion

July 15th, 2015

The ever  burgeoning city of Vaudreuil-Dorion saw a ten percent increase in single family home prices during the month of June as reported by the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board last week.

Home, values, jump, 10%, in, Vaudreuil-Dorion,

Montreal cuts another big cheque to cover Fina Competition

July 15th, 2015

West Islanders are once again on the hook for the Fina Competition held last year at Park Jean Drapeau. As reported by The Suburban, the Montreal Agglomeration Council just months before the competition and with no agreement on the Olympic facilities, voted, Jan. 30, 2014 to spend $2.7 million for a portable pool facility, rather than hold Fina World Aquatics Championship (FWC) events at Pointe Claire’s new $18 million, state-of the-art aquatic centre. 

Montreal, cuts, another, big, cheque, to, cover, Fina, Competition,

Ste. Rose celebrates food for the 10th year in a row

July 15th, 2015

This year not only marks Laval’s 50th anniversary but also the 10th anniversary of the Old St. Rose festival, L’Appétite Fête International as well as the fifth annual Festival Bière et Bouffe du Vieux Ste. Rose.

Ste., Rose, celebrates, food, for, the, 10th, year, in, a, row,

Laval dead-last in arts, culture funding

July 15th, 2015

Quebec government statistics show that — among the province’s cities — Laval spends the least — by far — on arts and culture.

Laval, dead-last, in, arts,, culture, funding,

Metro parking problems persist

July 15th, 2015

Little progress has been made in enforcing reserved handicapped parking at Laval Metro stations

Metro, parking, problems, persist,

Bridge toll take jumps 10.8 percent

July 15th, 2015

Transport Quebec pocketed an $11.3 million profit last year from operating the Highway 25 toll bridge that links Laval to Montreal.

Bridge, toll, take, jumps, 10.8, percent,

Overnight closures pending on Hwy 15

July 15th, 2015

Motorists who head north during the evening and wee hours on Highway 15 could face delays and detours, this month and next.

Overnight, closures, pending, on, Hwy, 15,

Meltdown on ice cream

July 15th, 2015

I usually only eat ice cream when the weather is hot and humid, so this year since summer started late, I have lots of catching up to do. Ice cream cones and sandwiches taste best when consumed outdoors. The secret is to finish them before they start melting and dripping all over your hands and face.

The Suburban, Bernard Mendelman, ice cream, Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, I Dough, I Dough, Ben & Jerry’s

Mosquito myths

July 15th, 2015

Mosquitos are annoying.

The Suburban, Dr Mitch Shulman, Mitch Shulman, Montreal, McGill, MUCH. Emergency, doctor, mosquito, bites, myths

Three weeks of genre cinema madness descends on Montreal

July 15th, 2015

The long lines around Concordia University’s Hall Building can only mean that another edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival is upon us.

The Suburban, Walter Lyng, Walter J Lyng, Fantasia, International, Film, Festival, programmer, Ariel Esteban Cayer, Montreal, 2015, Kevin Bacon, Cop Car, Turbo Kid, Road Kill Super Star

The virtue of being Nasty

July 15th, 2015

It’s media blitz day for Gilbert Gottfried and he’s already gone though multiple interviews well before noon. “I’m already tired of hearing myself talk,” he says as a conversation opener.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Gilbert Gottfried, Just for laughs, festival, comedy, Montreal, 2015, Nasty Show, Mike Ward, Artie Lange, Jimmy Carr, Mike Wilmot

Popular Pierrefonds three-on-three tourney turns 20

July 15th, 2015

Last weekend saw the playing of the 20th edition of the popular Pierrefonds Soccer Association’s (PSA) three-on-three tournament. The event attracts teams from the U9 to senior level in boys and girls (sometimes even mixed squads) with a variety of skill levels from recreational to AA caliber.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, Pierrefonds Soccer Association, Fern Da Silva, executive director, tournament

Junior Lions finishing strong

July 15th, 2015

The Lac St. Louis Junior Lions are wrapping up their season in style.

The Suburban, Mitch Gallo, Lac St. Louis, Junior, Lions, North American Prospects, Showcase, Boston, coach, John Goyens, hockey

Powering to the top

July 15th, 2015

Beaconsfield’s Jake Navarra can now call himself a World Champion.

The Suburban, Mitch Gallo, Jake Navarra, World Championship, deadlift, Helsinki, Finland, weightlifting, Beaconsfield, Montreal, Quebec

Montreal celebrates Olympic excellence

July 15th, 2015

It wasn’t a sprint last Thurday but a marathon of Olympic proportions as Montreal played host to the Canadian Olympic Excellence Day (COED) as the ribbon was cut on Canadian Olympic House on Rene Levesque.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, Canadian Olympic Excellence Day, COED, City Hall, Montreal, Denis Coderre, Thomas Bach

City to tackle tree code

July 9th, 2015

Laval intends to make major revisions to its silviculture policy next year, David De Cotis told The Suburban.

City, to, tackle, tree, code,

A big family with big hearts

July 8th, 2015

According to the 2011 Canadian census, of the nearly 6.3 million married couples in this country, 2.8 million are childless, and 2.76 million have one or two children, while 638,745 have three or more children.

A, big, family, with, big, hearts, , HIV-positive, adopted, daughter, dedicated, to, HIV-AIDS, advocacy

Crowds defy the rain for Canada Day parade

July 8th, 2015

Last Wednesday, the rain did nothing to dampen the city’s big Canada Day parade.

Crowds, defy, the, rain, for, Canada, Day, parade,

Pushing for genocide education

July 8th, 2015

Apparently Quebec students are learning so much right now in high school history that there isn’t room on their exams for a couple of questions about the “G” word.

Pushing, for, genocide, education,

CDN tenant “disappointed” with Copeman’s answer

July 8th, 2015

Although it took more than two months before CDN-NDG Borough Mayor Russell Copeman finally got around to answering CDN tenant Alana Ronald’s very public letter in which she described what it was like to live in one of the city’s public housing units, Ronald writes that she was – and is – far from satisfied with the mayor’s answer. 

CDN, tenant, “disappointed”, with, Copeman’s, answer, Public, housing, resident, victim, of, harassment, and, racism

What do we want as a global village?

July 8th, 2015

The human being is a work in progress.

What, do, we, want, as, a, global, village?,


July 8th, 2015

The letter from a number of concerned citizens and past EMSB school board commissioners (What’s going on at the EMSB, July 1) raises troubling issues.


Greek Referendum

July 8th, 2015

Greek, Referendum,

Let's make justice for seniors a priority

July 8th, 2015

Jean Bottari has the type of face that lets you know what life is about. It reflects toughness, determination and pain. It's in his eyes. He's seen it all. And the handsome vigour of his face that younger men would envy, cannot mask what his eyes have seen and what they say.

Let's, make, justice, for, seniors, a, priority,

Pierrefonds-Roxboro offers portable water bar for summer activities

July 8th, 2015

During public activities managed by the borough, a new portable water supply system, dubbed the water bar, will be making the rounds during the coming weeks.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, offers, portable, water, bar, for, summer, activities, Borough, wants, to, eliminate, plastic, water, bottles, from, public, events

Cloverdale receives support for extension of CMHC subsidies

July 8th, 2015

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair along with Member of Parliament for Pierrefonds-Dollard Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe visited two housing cooperatives in Pierrefonds’ Cloverdale Village and Terrasse Soleil to reassure residents that should the NDP be elected they would extend CMHC subsidies immediately, and even if in opposition would continue to fight for the housing cooperatives.

Cloverdale, receives, support, for, extension, of, CMHC, subsidies,

All West Island cities forced to take the green out of garbage

July 8th, 2015

Municipalities across the West Island must prepare compulsory waste management reduction plans to be submitted to the provincial government by 2016.

All, West, Island, cities, forced, to, take, the, green, out, of, garbage,

Canadian Grenadier Guards hold sunset ceremony in SADB

July 8th, 2015

The weather was perfect for last Friday evening’s sunset ceremony and parade presented by the Canadian Grenadier Guards Regiment held in Ste. Anne de Bellevue.

Canadian, Grenadier, Guards, hold, sunset, ceremony, in, SADB,

Emerald Ash Borer detected in Beaconsfield

July 8th, 2015

The city of Beaconsfield created a municipal action plan last March offering residents a 10 percent discount for the biopesticide TreeAzin in preparation for the Asian insect, the Emerald Ash Borer’s arrival in the municipality.

Emerald, Ash, Borer, detected, in, Beaconsfield,

Laval celebrates 50th anniversary with free Laser Water show

July 8th, 2015

Insula is a production inspired by the development and evolution of Laval. It was created to celebrate Laval’s upcoming semi-centennial.

Laval, celebrates 50th, anniversary with, free, Laser, Water, show,

Laval partners up with Textil’ART to make electronic recycling easier 

July 8th, 2015

In an effort to make recycling of electronic products easier for Laval residents and businesses, a new partnership was formed between, the city of Laval, Textil’ART and the Electronic Products Recycling Association (ARPE-Québec).

Laval, partners, up, with, Textil’ART, to, make, electronic, recycling, easier ,

Detours ahead as Hwy 440 resurfaced

July 8th, 2015

Transport Quebec announced last week that it plans to resurface Highway 440 in Laval during July and August.
It said in a statement that the work is needed in order to ensure that the roadway remains safe.

Detours, ahead, as, Hwy, 440, resurfaced,

Bus shelters, garage to accommodate soaring ridership

July 8th, 2015

Transport Quebec plans to invest more than $13.6 million in Laval public transit, Francine Charbonneau, the provincial cabinet minister for Laval, announced at a joint news conference with city officials, July 6.

Bus, shelters,, garage, to, accommodate, soaring, ridership,

Samaritan scrubs racist symbols off Lachapelle Bridge

July 8th, 2015

Graffiti removal expert Corey Fleischer turned his power washer wares on one of the main gateways to Laval, June 30, after a vandal marred the Lachapelle Bridge with Nazi symbols.

Samaritan, scrubs, racist, symbols, off, Lachapelle, Bridge, Fleischer:, “Second-largest, attack, in, six, years”

Coprophagia, anyone?

July 8th, 2015

Behind this seemingly innocent and possibly unfamiliar word, lurks a very dirty habit — and one you may be experiencing with your own dog. This nasty little fact of canine life means dogs dining on their own poop, or that of other animals. I know, disgusting. But to the dog, it appears to be a culinary delight.

Coprophagia,, anyone?,

Martha Burns stars in HVT production of Glass Menagerie

July 8th, 2015

The Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) will present Tennessee Williams’ classic, The Glass Menagerie, from July 8 to 26. The cast and crew are being led by HVT’s new artistic director, Matthew Tiffin, whom The Suburban recently spoke with.

Martha, Burns, stars, in, HVT, production, of, Glass, Menagerie,

Local couple to take part in third season of Amazing Race Canada

July 8th, 2015

The third season of The Amazing Race Canada is set to premier on Wednesday, July 8 on CTV and amongst the competing teams will be Montreal couple Sabrina Mercuri and Nic La Monaca. As Mercuri explains, they almost didn’t even apply to be on the show at all.

Local, couple, to, take, part, in, third, season, of, Amazing, Race, Canada,

About some who have disappeared

July 8th, 2015

To this day, mystery surrounds the final flight and disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. They were on a record-setting attempt to fly around the world on July 2, 1937 when they became lost over the Pacific Ocean heading towards Howell Island. While still in radio communication, ships on the ground confirmed that Earhart was having difficulty finding the island. Ultimately, radio communications faded and died. The plane was never heard from again.

About, some, who, have, disappeared, ,

Festival Lanaudière returns for 38th season

July 8th, 2015

A new season of the Festival Lanaudière is currently underway, having just kicked off this past weekend.

Festival, Lanaudière, returns, for, 38th, season,

Montreal: the summer home for laughter

July 8th, 2015

The Just for Laughs festival is without a doubt one of the biggest and most significant comedy festivals in the world and this year’s edition promises to be the most expansive yet. If you’re a comedy enthusiast, there’s no reason to leave the city during July.

Montreal:, the, summer, home, for, laughter,

Baie D’Urfé’s Kelsey Millward gets All-American nod

July 8th, 2015

Kelsey Millward played her first game of water polo when she was seven, and “I swore I would never play again,” Kelsey Millward said. “I was playing in a 12-and-under tournament at the Baie D’Urfé Aquatic Club with a bunch of boys, and was not only completely unaware of the rules, but also horrible at the game.”

Baie, D’Urfé’s, Kelsey, Millward, gets, , All-American, nod, Athlete, of, the, Week

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame admits the class of 2015

July 8th, 2015

The Alex Dworkin Montreal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the YM-YWHA welcomed the class of 2015 on Monday, June 29 as the Honourable Charles Bronfman, P.C, C.C., Dr. Tina Kader, Joseph Kibur, David Zilberman, and the 1956-57 Snowdon Blues Basketball Team all received “perfect scores” on their respective ballots.

The, Jewish, Sports, Hall, , of, Fame, admits, the, class, of, 2015,

Pentian tourney raises $50,000 for juvenile diabetes research

July 8th, 2015

The Pentian golf tournament has around since 2003 and the lucky 13th edition proved to be the hot ticket of the summer so far. Some 216 golfers took to the course at Sainte Dorothee’s Islesmere Golf Club, while 300 were in attendance at the evenings dinner and proceedings to benefit JDRF (juvenile diabetes research foundation), the Montreal Children's Hospital (insulin pump department) and Dr. Ciriaco Piccirillo ( research doctor and head of the immunology department at the new super hospital CHUM) .

Pentian, tourney, raises, $50,000, , for, juvenile, diabetes, research,

Dynamic duo leads Verdun U-10 boys to win over Pointe Claire

July 8th, 2015

The Verdun U10 boys soccer team, powered by the offensive play of Hendrick Jodler Vital and Kevin Wasacz, remained undefeated in league play Friday night as they defeated Pointe Claire 7-4. Vital scored four times while Wasacz added three goals in the win. After the victory head coach Jodler Vital said that the key to victory was his team’s ability to “play without the ball”.

Dynamic, duo, leads, Verdun, U-10, boys, to, win, over, Pointe, Claire, Verdun, 7, |, Pointe, Claire, 4

Chomedey edges NDG for road win

July 8th, 2015

The Chomedey U-15 AAA boys took a 2-0 first half lead and then held on for a 2-1 win over NDG Saturday afternoon at Kent Park. The game was a chippy affair with seven yellow cards being handed out, six to the visiting Chomedey side.

Chomedey, edges, NDG, , for, road, win, Chomedey, 2, |, NDG, 1

Canadian Paralympic Committee launches new PSA campaign for Toronto 2015 games

July 3rd, 2015

“The Games Are Tough, The Athletes Are Tougher”

Canadian, Paralympic, Committee, launches, new, PSA, campaign, for, Toronto, 2015, games,

Canadian men's and women's teams nominated for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

July 3rd, 2015

On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canada Soccer announced the soccer athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in the men¹s and women¹s tournament at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from 10 to 26 July this summer.

Canadian, men's, and, women's, teams, nominated, for, , TORONTO, 2015, Pan, Am, Games,

Duel Fort Chambly: A Palpable Hit!

July 3rd, 2015

On Saturday, June 6, under the walls of the historic site of Fort-Chambly, nearly forty participants took part in the first-ever Duel Fort Chambly organised by Escrime Mont-Royal with the collaboration of Parks Canada.

Duel, Fort, Chambly:, , A, Palpable, Hit!,

TAG Laps the Field for Win in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Race

July 3rd, 2015

Starting fourth on the grid in Round 3 of the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series held Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Alex Tagliani ran the race of his life when he lapped the entire field en route to win his second race in the series.

TAG, Laps, the, Field, for, Win, in, NASCAR, Canadian, Tire, Series, Race,

McGill trio among record number of CIS football players on CFL opening day rosters

July 3rd, 2015

Three former McGill University players are among a record total of 199 ex-CIS stars listed on Canadian Football League rosters going into the 2015 CFL season, which kicks off Thursday night in Montreal.

McGill, trio, among, record, number, of, CIS, football, players, on, CFL, opening, day, rosters,

Repercussion Theatre offers cultured, outdoor fun

June 30th, 2015

There are few joys as simple as enjoying a park on a summer’s eve and, for nearly 30 years, Repercussion Theatre has taken advantage of that idyllic setting with its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park series. This year, under the guidance of new artistic director Amanda Kellock, Repercussion Theatre will present Twelfth Night, or What You Will, starting with a presentation in Grove Hall Park in Huntingdon on Thursday, July 2 and in Jeanne-Mance Park in the Plateau on Friday, July 3.

Repercussion, Theatre, offers, cultured,, outdoor, fun,

Did you hear the one about Joke Day?

June 30th, 2015

International Joke Day takes place each year on July 1, however Montreal celebrates it all month long with our annual Just for Laughs Festival. Even if we didn’t have the festival, we would have plenty things to joke about — our politicians, our language laws, our potholes, our bridges — just to mention a few.

Did, you, hear, the, one, about, Joke, Day?,

Honouring the legacy of Rosalind Goodman

June 30th, 2015

A special tribute evening honouring the legacy of Rosalind Goodman was held on June 9 at the Bellini Building, Atrium, Life Sciences Complex of McGill University. The gathering featured an exclusive, one-night display of 10 never-before-publicly-shown Canadian artworks from the McGill Visual Arts Collection to raise money for Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

Honouring, the, legacy, of, Rosalind, Goodman,

Keeping Amy’s memory alive

June 30th, 2015

Recently, The Suburban had the chance to speak with Mitch Winehouse — the father of the late Amy Winehouse — on the occasion of his daughter being honoured at the Vaudreuil-Dorion International Circus Festival.

Keeping, Amy’s, , memory, alive,

Jesse Cook returns to the Jazz Festival

June 30th, 2015

The Jazz Festival is in full swing until July 5 and there are a slew of concerts occurring which cover almost every genre of music imaginable.

Jesse, Cook, returns, , to, the, Jazz, Festival,

Canada East takes Danone Nations Cup

June 30th, 2015

The 15th Danone Nations Cup Canadian final was held last Saturday afternoon at McGill’s Percival Molson Memorial Stadium with 22 of Canada’s most talented U12 soccer players battled it out for a spot on Team Canada. Teams representing Eastern and Western Canada faced off for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent their country at the Danone Nations Cup’s international final in Morocco this fall.  

Canada, East, takes, Danone, Nations, Cup,

Mylan Relay for Hope runners

June 30th, 2015

The three-runner Quebec team that ran the 692-kilometre provincial leg in the Mylan Relay for Hope — raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS from Newfoundland to British Columbia — made a stop in downtown Montreal on Saturday, June 20.

Mylan, Relay, for, Hope, runners, ,

Pan Am Divers meet fans at Pointe Claire Pool

June 30th, 2015

The Canadian Pan American Diving team was at the Pointe Claire Aquatic Centre last Thursday meeting young fans and signing personalized autograph pictures. The eight-member team is in its final preparations for the Pan Am Games that will be held in Toronto from July 10-26.

Pan, Am, Divers, meet, fans, at, Pointe, Claire, Pool, Athlete, of, the, Week

Canada bows at Women’s World Cup

June 30th, 2015

Canada’s run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup ended last Saturday with a 2-1 loss to England before 54,000 fans in Vancouver.

Canada, bows, at, Women’s, World, Cup,

Sweet sweep for Dollard at atom tourney

June 30th, 2015

The fourth edition of the popular Dollard Atom Baseball Tournament provided a first for the host organization as Dollard Amateur Baseball captured not one but two championship banners as the atom A and B Dollard squads won their respective divisions last Wednesday at Fairview Park.

Sweet, sweep, for, , Dollard, at, atom, tourney,

Police to CSLers: Don’t drop your guard against theft

June 30th, 2015

Côte St. Luc is one of the safest communities on the island, but residents should still be vigilant against individuals targeting them for theft, says Station 9’s Lieutenant Bryan Cunningham.

Police, to CSLers:, Don’t, drop, your, guard against, theft,

RBC generosity recognized

June 30th, 2015

Charles Gobeil of the Kidney Foundation of Canada presented its Fund Development Award to The Royal Bank of Canada at a reception recently.

RBC, generosity, recognized,

Petition to close OQLF gathering thousands of signatures

June 30th, 2015

Charity activist Murray Levine, who started a petition demanding more bilingualism at Costco Wholesale in Montreal, recently started a new petition calling for the closure of the Office Québécois de la Langue Française.

Petition, to, close, OQLF gathering, thousands, of, signatures,

Razing Blue Bonnets

June 30th, 2015

The borough of CDN-NDG has taken the first step in the redevelopment of the old Blue Bonnets site, with council authorized demolition of existing buildings, the majority of which were built in the late 1950s.

Razing, Blue, Bonnets, Demolition, a, go,, no, target, date

Signs of privilege

June 30th, 2015

As the venerable Canadian department store The Bay continues the process of rebranding into Hudson’s Bay, which is part of a plan to go upscale and thus to fit a bit more comfortably into the culture of a corporate family that now includes Lord & Taylor and Saks, one wonders how this change will affect the facade of the company’s downtown Montreal store on Ste. Catherine Street.

Signs, of, privilege,

Jazz Festival

June 30th, 2015

Jazz, Festival,


June 30th, 2015

With respect to the Couillard government’s ‘speech police’ proposal, anonymous complaints have no place in a democratic society.


A time of no divisions

June 30th, 2015

We write this in the intervening days between La fête nationale and Canada Day. There is, sadly, so much discussion today of how many of us are going to what used to be called the St-Jean Baptiste Day festivities and how others are going to Canada Day, but few who are going to both.

A, time, of, no, divisions,

‘Parents jusqu’au bout’ making great strides

June 30th, 2015

Only a few months into their quest to secure universal insurance for parents of severely handicapped children, Geneviève Dion, Mélanie Castonguay and St. Lazare’s Marilyne Picard have met with two National Assembly ministers and have no intention of stopping.

‘Parents, jusqu’au, bout’, making, great, strides,

‘Ian’s Walk’ goes to Kirkland City Hall 

June 30th, 2015

Walking with a back pack and a walking stick starting  in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia to honour his father whose life ended in a palliative care facility, Ian Bos plans to take five months to walk across Canada to raise awareness to the growing needs of palliative care across the country.

‘Ian’s, Walk’, goes, to, Kirkland, City, Hall ,

LBPSB teachers will work to rule next fall

June 30th, 2015

During last Friday morning’s commute, more than 80 teachers, representing 10 schools in the municipalities of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson and St. Lazare from the Lester B. Pearson School Board held a final demonstration of the school year in Vaudreuil to bring awareness to the government’s upcoming financial cuts, higher class sizes, special needs students no longer receiving extra help and changes to their pensions.

LBPSB, teachers, will, work, to, rule, next, fall, ,

Coderre announces major Pierrefonds West development

June 30th, 2015

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre was in Cap St. Jacques last Friday morning to make an announcement about the future development planned for the territory known as Pierrefonds West.

Coderre, announces, major, Pierrefonds, West, development, , Thirty, percent, slated, for, affordable, housing

‘Jessika’s Treats’ protests weekly Beaconsfield market

June 30th, 2015

To help their daughter Jessika, who was born with spinal muscular dystrophy type 1, dad Jeff Parry and mom Eva have been creative with ways to help their daughter live a comfortable, happy life.

‘Jessika’s, Treats’, protests, weekly, Beaconsfield, market,

Net-zero condo ground-breaking in Laval

June 30th, 2015

On Monday, June 22 at 10:45 a.m., Construction Voyer held a ground-breaking ceremony for six net-zero condos that will produce as much energy as they consume.

Net-zero, condo, ground-breaking, in, Laval,

Remembering El Presidente’s Perfecto performance

June 30th, 2015

Dennis “El Presidente” Martinez was back in Montreal on Sunday, June 21, helping to launch the 50th anniversary edition of the Montreal North Mosquito Baseball tournament.

Remembering, El, Presidente’s, Perfecto, performance,

Laval consolidates economic development

June 30th, 2015

Laval’s Mayor Marc Demers introduced his new economic development structure last week.

Laval, consolidates, economic, development,

Cap-Vie’s collective garden on hold

June 30th, 2015

L’Association Jardins Collectifs Ste. Rose has had to put its plans for a collective garden on the grounds of the Cap-Vie Community Centre temporarily on hold.

Cap-Vie’s, collective, garden, on, hold,

City employees break Red Cross fundraising record

June 30th, 2015

Laval’s municipal employees raised more than $70,000 in their annual Red Cross fundraiser.  The amount was revealed recently at the closing ceremony by honorary president Duvernay, Councillor Stéphane Boyer and two city employees who are considered godmothers of the cause, Scarlett and Melody Van Blaeren.

City, employees, break, , Red, Cross, fundraising, record,

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin waxes nostalgic on visit to Sud Ouest school

June 26th, 2015

In a day and age when athletes and executives in professional sports like to shy away from the spotlight during the off-season, the same cannot be said about the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin.

Canadiens, GM, Marc, Bergevin, waxes, , nostalgic, on, visit, to, Sud, Ouest, school,

On Care for Our Common Home

June 26th, 2015

We live in a secular, multicultural society and yet the Pope of the Catholic Church still holds a great deal of influence on global issues. Pope Francis has come to be a popular Pope, respected within and outside the church. So what does his encyclical on the environment mean for the global debate and how should we interpret it?

On, Care, for, Our, Common, Home,

Soon everything will be in stereo

June 26th, 2015

So many retro music bombshells have occurred in the last 15 years — the release of long unreleased Smile album as performed by Brian Wilson, and later a box set with the original Beach Boys recordings; the ongoing archival releases of Rolling Stones material, from a band that has professed to only want to live in the present; and the release of hit songs from the Cameo/Parkway label of the 1950s and 1960s.

Soon, everything, , will, be, in, stereo,

Deciphering food labels

June 26th, 2015

I’m trying to eat healthy and read the food labels but I get very confused with the food label terms. For example, what does sugar free, low sodium or reduced fat really mean? Can you help decipher what I should look for when I am grocery shopping?

Deciphering, , food, labels,

Being relevant is a piece of cake

June 26th, 2015

Last winter I was at a birthday party for a dear friend who was turning the big 5-0! During the cocktail hour, I bumped into another friend who I hadn’t seen in about 10 years. Now was a perfect time to “catch-up”.

Being, relevant, is, a, piece, of, cake,

Jen Schaffer and the Shiners to perform at Casa Del Popolo on June 25

June 23rd, 2015

Following last year’s release of their first full LP, Fate Line, Jen Schaffer and the Shiners have been touring and performing at a variety of venues in their hometown of Toronto and beyond.

Jen, Schaffer, and, the, Shiners, to, perform, at, Casa, Del, Popolo, on, June, 25,

Remembering nuns who perished in 1951 fire

June 23rd, 2015

Sixty four years ago, on June 17, a fire ravaged Hospice Ste. Cunégonde causing the death of 35 persons. Most of the bodies were found under debris of the five-storey orphanage and nursing home that was located at the corner of Atwater and Lionel Groulx — then known as Albert Street.

Remembering, nuns, who, perished, in, 1951, fire, ,

Shedding light on fireflies at the Insectarium

June 23rd, 2015

There are a lot of unpleasant bugs associated with the summer but who could say anything bad about fireflies? A new exhibit entitled Bearers of Light at the Insectarium, running until August 30, seeks to inform the public about these unique creatures in a fun and immersive way.

Shedding, light, on, , fireflies, at, the, Insectarium,

‘A will to survive’ by running

June 23rd, 2015

Holocaust survivors have dealt with the trauma of their experiences during the Second World War in different ways. Some have kept the nightmares they experienced inside, never even speaking about it with their family members. Others have chosen to tell as much of their stories as possible, to ensure the attempted annihilation of the Jewish people by the Nazis is never forgotten, and to help ensure such a genocide never happens again.

‘A, will, to, survive’, by, running, Holocaust, survivor, has, thrived, in, marathons

Blue Jays Super Camp set for Trudeau Park

June 23rd, 2015

For the fifth consecutive season, the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy will host Blue Jays Honda Super Camps across Canada this summer. These camps will target amateur baseball players ages nine to 16 and will be run in partnership with both Baseball Canada and Little League Baseball Canada. 

Blue, Jays, Super, Camp, , set, for, Trudeau, Park,

Doheny leads Westmount to win over MRO

June 23rd, 2015

Prior to Friday’s game against the Westmount U-10 , MRO head coach Mariam Brouchu warned her team that they would be facing an intense opponent.

Doheny, leads, Westmount, to, win, over, MRO, Westmount, 6, |, MRO, 2

Jules-Anthony Vilsain hopes for a return trip to Danone Cup

June 23rd, 2015

A group of young talented soccer players have an opportunity to represent Canada in the annual Danone Nations Cup that will held later this year in Morocco.

Jules-Anthony, Vilsain, hopes, , for, a, return, trip, to, Danone, Cup, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Fight night returns to Pointe Claire

June 23rd, 2015

Rixa Promotions, in association with Grant Brothers Boxing, have put together a night of live boxing on June 26 at the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire with a card of no fewer than six professional bouts, plus several elite-level amateur matches.
Fan favorite middleweight Francis Lafrenière (8-5-2) will highlight the main event.

Fight, night, returns, to, Pointe, Claire,

Laval’s late rally sinks Lac St. Louis

June 23rd, 2015

The Laval Midget Girls Baseball Team rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull off an improbable 9-8 victory over Lac St. Louis Saturday evening at Lake Road Park. Buoyed by the come-from-behind win Laval completed a sweep of the twinbill with a 12-6 triumph in the nightcap.

Laval’s, late, rally, sinks, Lac, St., Louis,

Transport Quebec restricting bilingual safety signs to border areas

June 23rd, 2015

Transports Quebec will not install bilingual highway safety signs beyond those in the immediate proximity of border areas, Maude Joannette of Transports Quebec wrote to Hampstead lawyer Harold Staviss.

Transport, Quebec, restricting, bilingual, safety, signs, to, border, areas,

Rosenberg outlines new local health care priorities

June 23rd, 2015

During last week’s extensive and exclusive interview with The Suburban, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, the CIUSSS health Centre’s president and general director, discussed the shifting priorities that continue to define healthcare in a world where an entire generation is bound to require more health and social services than ever before.

Rosenberg, outlines, new, local, health, care, priorities,


June 23rd, 2015

Hundreds gathered in NDG this past Sunday at a commemoration for the nine martyrs of racist terror murdered in Charleston, South Carolina last week. T


Too many layers in education

June 23rd, 2015

Quebec is smothered by overlapping educational organizations.

Too, many, layers, in, education,


June 23rd, 2015



June 23rd, 2015

The manipulation of gas prices by the oil companies is an old story.


Politeness is…..

June 23rd, 2015

So, Premier Couillard defends his decision to table legislation requiring French descriptors on trademarked English store names by characterizing it as “protecting basic politeness” to francophones.

Politeness, is…..,

Thousands join the MUHC’s opening day parade

June 23rd, 2015

Decades after people first began talking about the need for a new hospital — a mid-city hospital that would combine the best elements of modern medicine with a cutting-edge research — the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) officially opened

Thousands, join, the, MUHC’s, opening, day, parade,

Bikers rejoice — the canal shuttle is open for 2015

June 23rd, 2015

Cyclists who enjoy beautiful views and smooth roads will fall in love with the bike paths that line the southern portion of Vaudreuil-Soulanges with trails in the Beauharnois-Salaberry regional park and the Delpha-Sauvé Park in Valleyfield.

Bikers, rejoice, —, the, canal, shuttle, is, open, for, 2015,

Kirkland consults residents for Master Plan of parks

June 23rd, 2015

The city of Kirkland installed a splash park last year, just in time for summer and to the delight of children and their families. But with a projection of 18 percent of all Kirkland residents being over 65 years of age by next year, the city wanted to reach out to the community to find out where they see their parks in the next decade.

Kirkland, consults, residents, for, Master, Plan, of, parks,

Proposed Taywood cell tower makes its way to Ottawa

June 23rd, 2015

If a cellular phone company wants to set up a new tower then a consultation with the affected municipality is a must. But as Beaconsfield resident Scott Hebert and his family found out recently, attaching a new cellular antenna to an existing structure does not require any form of notification.

Proposed, Taywood, cell, tower, makes, its, way, to, Ottawa,

AMF warns of fraud on seniors

June 23rd, 2015

Quebec’s financial watchdog is encouraging all Quebecers to remain vigilant about preventing exploitation of seniors.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) says the elderly are prime targets for financial fraud, and used last week’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to highlight its own resources aimed at tackling the crime.

AMF, warns, of, fraud, on, seniors,

West Island and Montreal fight to maintain home delivery

June 23rd, 2015

Community mailboxes in Pointe Claire have sprouted up as part of Canada Post’s eventual extinction of home mail delivery service.

West, Island, and, Montreal, fight, to, maintain, home, delivery,

Laval Liberty High fundraises for the Breast Cancer Foundation

June 23rd, 2015

LLHS (Laval Liberty High School) is filled with some of the most dedicated and community oriented people you will ever meet. It’s hard to imagine that these selfless individuals are teenagers.

Laval, Liberty, High, fundraises, for, the, Breast, Cancer, Foundation, “Students, celebrate, at, sixth, Annual, Citizenship, Honours, Ceremony.”

Laval police team up with communities to prevent pool deaths

June 23rd, 2015

It is easy to get distracted by the heat, warmth and lethargy that summer unleashes.

Laval, police, team, up, with, communities, to, prevent, pool, deaths, “Nearly, 10, children, die, each, year, from, drowning”

Place Bell coming to life

June 23rd, 2015

You can now take a look at the construction of Place Bell in the comfort of your own home 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the web cameras that have been installed on site.

Place, Bell, coming, to, life,

No summer vacations for Laval politicians

June 23rd, 2015

Unlike many other cities, Laval’s governing bodies won’t take a break this summer.

No, summer, vacations, for, Laval, politicians,

Operation Smog Alert

June 23rd, 2015

Laval commuters will benefit this summer from the STL (Société de transport de Laval) reducing bus rates on heavy smog days.

Operation, Smog, Alert, , STL, reduces, transit, fares, to, better, the, environment,

Canada ties Netherlands to top Pool A

June 19th, 2015

Just 10 minutes into the game, Canada’s Ashley Lawrence drew fiirst blood in this match vs the Netherlands.

Canada, ties, Netherlands, to, top, Pool, A,

Community comes together at fourth edition of Hockey De Rue – Together For The Kids Tournament

June 19th, 2015

On May 31st, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA in collaboration with National Bank presented the fourth edition of the Hockey de rue – Together for the Kids street hockey tournament on Westbury Avenue - in front of the YM-YWHA. The event saw 32 teams and numerous sponsors raise close to $250,000, bringing the four year total to over $1 Million, in benefit of underprivileged kids.

Community, comes, together, at, fourth, edition, of, Hockey, De, Rue, –, Together, For, The, Kids, Tournament,

Tigers bring total package to diamond

June 19th, 2015

 The Lac St. Louis Tigers got timely hits, played flawless defence and got a great start out of Matt Bomersback, beating the Lanaudiere Elites 5-1 in Bantam AA baseball Sunday morning at Lake Park.

Tigers, bring, total, package, to, diamond,

Record $2-million donation to benefit young Canadian curlers

June 19th, 2015

Canada’s next generation of curlers will benefit from a record-setting $2-million donation to For The Love of Curling — Curling Canada’s philanthropic foundation.

Record, $2-million, donation, to, benefit, young, Canadian, curlers,

McGill’s McNicoll merits Capital One Academic All-America honours

June 19th, 2015

Cedric McNicoll of the McGill University men's hockey team has earned Capital One Academic All-America second team honours. The award, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognizes the top student-athletes in the USA and Canada, for best combining athletics with outstanding performance in the classroom. 

McGill’s, McNicoll, merits, Capital, One, Academic, , All-America, honours,

Conservatives in high gear in Montreal

June 17th, 2015

Two high profile events brought out hundreds in support of the Conservative Party of Canada and local candidates in Montreal. Photo at left: Industry Minister Joe Oliver (second from left) was the guest at a large reception hosted by Derek (far left) and Richard Stern (far right) in honour of Oliver and Mount Royal Conservative candidate Robert Libman. Photo at right: Industry Minister James Moore (second from left) was the guest of honour at a University Club event where he was enthusiastically greeted by a cross section of Montreal’s professional and business communities. Left to right: Amos Sochaczevski, who gave introductory remarks, Moore, attorney Robert Vineberg and Mount Royal Conservative candidate Robert Libman.

Conservatives, in, high, gear, in, Montreal,

Money main issue for a Cavendish link: Housefather

June 17th, 2015

Funds are the most important issue for a planned and long-awaited Cavendish extension between Côte St. Luc and St. Laurent, says Côte St. Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather.

Money, main, issue, for, a, Cavendish, link:, Housefather,

Public healthcare negotiations going nowhere

June 17th, 2015

FTQ president Daniel Boyer confirmed earlier Suburban reports about the possibility of a common front when he told the media that several of the province’s public sector unions were already thinking about asking their members for a strike mandate sometime this fall. According to Boyer and CSN vice-president Francine Lévesque, the government’s latest offers are nothing less than “...a slap in the face.” As over 75 percent of her union’s members are women, Lévesque went on to say that she believes the government’s austerity measures are nothing less than an overt assault upon the acquired rights of thousands of working women “...who just want to do their job.”

Public, healthcare, negotiations, going, nowhere, JGH, union, local, leader, calls, situation, “worse, than, bad”

Armin Herman Schleichkorn celebrates his 101st

June 17th, 2015

Côte des Neiges resident Armin Herman Schleichkorn celebrated his 101st birthday June 5 at an NDG restaurant. Schleichkorn, a Holocaust survivor, was born in 1914 in a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that became Czechoslovakia in 1918.

Armin, Herman, Schleichkorn, celebrates, his, 101st,

M. Couillard, time to end the suppression of expression

June 17th, 2015

The Couillard administration is failing in its promise to restore the dignity of all citizens on minority rights and constitutional protection of language. This failure will inevitably harm economic recovery as surely as the policies of the Marois government did. Appeasement of language extremists for political expediency, impotence or unwillingness to reign in the OQLF and the tactic of changing rule and regulation to thwart judicial decisions, is making Quebec look like nothing other than a banana republic.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Philippe Couillard, suppression of expression, OQLF, Bill 59, Quebec Human Rights Commission


June 17th, 2015

Jacques Parizeau accomplished a few good things for Quebec in his youth, but will he be remembered for those things more or the last thing he tried to do?


Gilles Duceppe

June 17th, 2015

Gilles, Duceppe,

On Parizeau

June 17th, 2015

To be frank we were thinking of not commenting on the passing of former Premier Jacques Parizeau. Enough has been written in our pages over the years.

On, Parizeau,

Embattled Ile Perrot street opens for traffic

June 17th, 2015

The brand-new street linking Ile Perrot’s Avenue du Parc and Rue Boisé will be open next week and the same citizens who have been against the project since the beginning will be counting cars from day one.

Embattled, Ile, Perrot, street, opens, for, traffic,

Former PM Brian Mulroney speaks at Conservative launch in Lac St. Louis

June 17th, 2015

“God, I’m tempted to make a comeback,” said former prime minister Brian Mulroney in jest to 300 Conservative supporters after receiving his fifth standing ovation of the evening.

Former, PM, Brian, Mulroney, speaks, at, Conservative, launch, in, Lac, St., Louis, Eric, Girard, is, party’s, candidate

Train de l’Ouest coalition praises province for Bill 38

June 17th, 2015

After the recent passing of Bill 38 in the National Assembly which clears the way for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to legally begin undertaking its two proposed projects for the province, Train de l’Ouest co-founder Clifford Lincoln praised the premier for bringing the light rail commuter rail project one step closer to fruition.

Train, de, l’Ouest, coalition, praises, province, for, Bill, 38,

Baie d’Urfé to build berm by Hwy 20

June 17th, 2015

Mayor Maria Tutino got a pleasant surprise from Transport Quebec last month over its bid to build a berm that will shield residents south of Highway 20 from road roar.

Baie, d’Urfé, to, build, berm, by, Hwy, 20,

McHappy Day a huge success

June 17th, 2015

The West Island Big Brother’s & Sister’s are very thankful to local McDonald’s restaurant and the public for contributing $36,400 to this years McHappy Day which took place May 6.

McHappy, Day, a, huge, success,

Silent bike tour in commemoration of fallen cyclists

June 17th, 2015

Laval Executive Committee director David De Cotis was among the 250 bike riders who participated in the recent sixth annual Ride of Silence. Bicyclists rode in silence with police escort in memory of fallen cyclists.

Silent, bike, tour, in, commemoration, of, fallen, cyclists,

Cabbie faces fondling charges

June 17th, 2015

Laval police arrested 58-year-old Chomedey taxi driver Djillali Ait-Aoudia for allegedly molesting three intellectually handicapped women, aged 20-37, who were his passengers.

Cabbie, faces, fondling, charges, Laval, POLICE, BEAT

Life sciences lift Laval

June 17th, 2015

Laval has prospered mightily from the drug and biotech cluster here. That makes it unsurprising that the city is pondering hiking its contribution to building the new Armand Frappier Museum (
As reported in this week’s edition of The Suburban, it’s possible that taxpayers will pick up most of the projected $5 million cost.

Life, sciences, lift, Laval, Analysis

Spycams allowed in seniors’ rooms

June 17th, 2015

People who live in residences and long-term care facilities have a right “to install surveillance devices in their private rooms,” declared Quebec Ombudsman Raymonde St. Germain.

Spycams, allowed, in, seniors’, rooms,

Régie report shows bias

June 17th, 2015

A study of Régie du logement rulings illustrates that rent non-payment cases are regularly prioritized over those regarding serious tenant health issues based on arbitrary interpretation of the concept of serious harm.

Régie, report, shows, bias,

Embracing the chaos of U6 boys’ soccer evenings

June 17th, 2015

It always begins with the mad rush out the door. If you are the parent of a child enrolled in soccer in any one of the many great amateur soccer organizations that dot our region, then you are likely familiar with the mad dinner rush that precedes the evening soccer schedule. At that time of the day, I am usually doing 14 things at once, including getting my son dressed for soccer, getting dinner quickly on the table, rearranging equipment and filling his water bottle.

Embracing, the, chaos, of, U6, boys’, soccer, evenings,

Folk Festival returns, bigger than ever

June 17th, 2015

In the span of its existence, the grass roots Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal has steadily expanded in terms of its venues, duration and the calibre of musicians it attracts. This year marks another big step for the festival as it moves to a new site at Esplanade du Centenaire (near the corner of Pitt and St-Patrick in Montreal’s South West). The move will allow for more stages and expanded programming, accessible both to folk connoisseurs and families looking for something that will also keep the kids entertained.

Folk, Festival, returns,, , bigger, than, ever,

In tune with Duddy at the Segal Centre

June 17th, 2015

Manipulator, cad and rogue that he is, Duddy Kravitz, a young Montreal hustler who connives and cheats as he pushes his way to the top, was still able to sing his way into my heart at the Segal Centre’s ambitious musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s acclaimed 1959 novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

In, tune, with, Duddy, at, the, Segal, Centre,

Staycations: less hassle, less money, and all the fun

June 17th, 2015

Too often, when out-of-towners come for a visit, we find ourselves suddenly rediscovering our own city. Steeped in history, with just about something for just about everyone, Montreal is the perfect place for some local R&R.

Staycations:, less, hassle,, less, money,, and, all, the, fun,

Last hurrah for Cavalia’s Odysseo

June 17th, 2015

Those who have recently driven by the intersection of Decarie Blvd. and the Autoroute 40 will have surely seen the huge white top tent, reminiscent of a classic circus set-up. But the show that will take place at this location is far removed from the standard circus.

Last, hurrah, for, Cavalia’s, Odysseo, Equestrian, show, to, run, from, June, 17, to, July, 12

Westwood celebrates athletic accomplishments

June 17th, 2015

Westwood Sr. and Jr. Schools celebrated another stellar year of scholastic athletics with their annual awards banquet. The Senior and Junior campuses have combined to put over 40 teams into competition in the Greater Montreal Athletic Association. Both schools have won GMAA’s Sportsmanship School of the Year award.

Westwood, celebrates, athletic, accomplishments,

Walk of Courage steps forward this Sunday

June 17th, 2015

Robin Burns, Father John Walsh and Jean Pagé are putting out the call to participate in PROCURE’s ninth edition of the Walk of Courage this Sunday, June 21 at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Walk, of, Courage, , steps, forward, this, Sunday,

The call is “Play ball” at fourth Dollard Atom tourney

June 17th, 2015

The popular Dollard Atom Baseball Tournament is set for the opening pitch on Thursday evening at Fairview and Westminster parks as 28 teams in the A and B divisions will start their quest to make it through to the championship games on June 24.

The, call, is, “Play, ball”, at, , fourth, Dollard, Atom, tourney,

Jacqueline Simoneau’s path to the Olympics receives financial boost

June 17th, 2015

The road to athletic excellence can often be an expensive experience due to training, coaching and travel costs and many Canadian athletes are dependent on outside sources to help fund the pursuit of their dreams.

Jacqueline, Simoneau’s, path, to, , the, Olympics, receives, financial, boost, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Tigers bring total package to diamond

June 17th, 2015

The Lac St. Louis Tigers got timely hits, played flawless defence and got a great start out of Matt Bomersback, beating the Lanaudiere Elites 5-1 in Bantam AA baseball Sunday morning at Lake Park.

Tigers, bring, total, package, to, diamond, Lac, St., Louis, 5, |, Lanaudiere, 1

Hampstead peewee Hawks blank TMR in semifinal play

June 17th, 2015

The Hampstead peewee B Hawks used timely hitting and strong pitching to shutout TMR Saturday afternoon at Côte St. Luc’s Trudeau Field in one of two Inter-Community Baseball League semifinal playoff games.

Hampstead, , peewee, Hawks, blank, TMR, in, semifinal, play,

Shield of Athena gala evening stands tall

June 12th, 2015

Chris Ann Nakis is one classy lady. The ageless owner of the Baton Rouge Restaurant on Avenue de la Montagne hosted the 2015 Shield of Athena membership drive fundraising evening in support of the organization`s services and public awareness campaign last week, with news of an increased presence planned for Laval.

Shield, of, Athena, gala, evening, stands, tall,

Retro Roundup’s British Invasion 2015 playlist

June 12th, 2015

I once compiled an MP3 CD of every British invasion song that ever hit the charts from around 1964 to 1968, but I purposely left off the Beatles. When I listened, I found that too many of the hits were overly fluffy, such as those by Gerry and the Pacemakers, Freddie and the Dreamers and Chad and Jeremy, amongst others.
So, for summer 2015, here are some better British Invasion alternatives:

Retro, Roundup’s, British, Invasion, 2015, playlist,

Jumpin out of the box

June 12th, 2015

As we get older and wiser we tend to find our personal comfort zones. We find the people we feel most comfortable with. We find the clothing that fits us the best. We find the foods that work best for our bodies. We become more comfortable people within our own skin.

Jumpin, out, , of, the, box,

Mouse in the house

June 12th, 2015

Dogs and cats are not for everyone. They are a long-term commitment, a huge responsibility and can break the bank if they have medical issues. And despite the unconditional love you will get from a canine or feline companion, some people are just as content with smaller bundles of fur as pets.

Mouse, in, the, house,

Foods that can prevent wrinkles

June 12th, 2015

Are there any foods that I can eat to prevent wrinkles and dry skin?

Foods, that, can, , prevent, wrinkles, ,

On Governance: Beaconsfield needs a fresh start

June 12th, 2015

Each week, advocacy journalists have to sift through a mountain of worthy cases and causes, to size up which to cover. One test, above all, helps us to decide: universality. We invariably shine light on systemic injustice that affects many, because that light helps so many.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, Kevin Woodhouse, Robert Frank, Beaconsfield, governance, Mayor Georges Bourelle, fresh start

Single rate school tax will increase tab for Montrealers

June 10th, 2015

More than $100 million.

Single, rate, school, tax, will, increase, tab, for, Montrealers,

‘Shut down the OQLF!’

June 10th, 2015

For local language rights activists, the Office Québécois de la Langue Française’s demand that the Pontiac Journal newspaper segregate its English and French content was the last straw following numerous examples of language suppression over the years.

‘Shut, down, the, OQLF!’,

Monkland's Grand Prix Fest

June 10th, 2015

The Monkland Grand Prix Street Festival was a huge success this year with over 150,000 people attending from June 4-7. 

Monkland's, Grand, Prix, Fest,

The Suburban wins Best Overall Newspaper from QCNA

June 10th, 2015

On Friday May 29th the QCNA (Quebec Community Newspaper Association) held its annual awards gala to honour and celebrate the time and effort we all put into our newspapers throughout the year.

The, Suburban, wins, Best, Overall, Newspaper, from, QCNA, ,

Quebec’s legislature is violating the Constitution

June 10th, 2015

The current practices at Quebec’s National Assembly disregard the rights of English-speaking members and citizens.  Yet the adverse effects, on the quality of Quebec’s laws, weigh on all residents of Quebec, and weigh on outsiders wishing to do business in Quebec.

Quebec’s, legislature, is, violating, the, Constitution,


June 10th, 2015

Velo QC recently advised Montrealers, that we should all be proud of Le Tour de l’Île de Montreal!


Jacques Parizeau

June 10th, 2015

Jacques, Parizeau,

A word on The Suburban

June 10th, 2015

We have written often about the importance of advocacy journalism to properly serve our communities. We are proud to practice it. We are gratified when its practice proves effective for those we serve. We are humbled when our work is recognized. So we want to take this space, this week, to let you — our readers — share in a remarkable month for The Suburban — your voice and your tribune.

A, word, on, The, Suburban,

A more accessible future for disabled St. Lazare residents

June 10th, 2015

In an effort to increase access for individuals living with physical disabilities, the town of St. Lazare adopted article 6.1 of the Loi assurant l’exercice des droits des personnes handicapées.

A, more, accessible, future, for, disabled, St., Lazare, residents,

WICA turns focus on seniors abuse

June 10th, 2015

In order to bring more awareness to next Monday’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, West Island Citizen Advocacy’s Seniors Advocacy Project has amassed a number of questions to determine if a senior citizen could be the victim of elder abuse.

WICA, turns, focus, on, seniors, abuse,

Taxpayers’ petition launched against garbage collection reduction

June 10th, 2015

In an effort to encourage more composting and reduce waste, the city of Pointe Claire has changed their garbage collection from every week to every second Wednesday. Many residents are not happy about the change and have started a petition to have the decision reversed. 

Taxpayers’, petition, launched, against, garbage, collection, reduction,

More cuts ahead at LBPSB

June 10th, 2015

LBPSB Chair Suanne Stein Day faced an angry standing-room-only crowd, June 8, at a special meeting to appoint a new director general, Michael Chechile, to succeed Robert Mills who is retiring.

More, cuts, ahead, at, LBPSB,

Tetreaultville celebrates 50 years of baseball

June 10th, 2015

Opening Day for any baseball season is always a special event and even more so when an organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Tetreaultville, celebrates, 50, years, of, baseball,

West Island health care reorganized under Bill 10

June 10th, 2015

As of April 1 with the provincial government’s passing of Bill 10, the West Island Health Care network, formerly known as CSSS has now been changed to West Island CIUSSS (Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux) serving a larger portion of its former area that once included  the Lakeshore General Hospital and the Lac St. Louis and Pierrefonds CLSCs.

West, Island, health, care, reorganized, under, Bill, 10, , New, CIUSSS, should, “harmonize, and, streamline, services”

Five million invested in St. Vincent Pool

June 10th, 2015

Work began on the St. Vincent public pool in the fall of 2014 and is expected to be completed in October of this year. In an effort to improve safety and services the city invested $5 million from its three year capital program.

Five, million, invested, in, St., Vincent, Pool,

Young entrepreneur bursary launched

June 10th, 2015

Forty people attended the Évènement StartUp Coop in Amphitheatre 3110 at the University of Montreal’s Laval campus recently to participate in a contest launch.

Young, entrepreneur, bursary, launched,

City ups stake in biotech museum

June 10th, 2015

Laval intends to make a multimillion-dollar investment in the Armand Frappier Museum, which attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year to the city.

City, ups, stake, in, biotech, museum,

Laval West Arena honours Hartland Monahan

June 10th, 2015

If you ask Hartland Monahan, his team never lost the Stanley Cup in the École Raymond parking lot.

Laval, West, Arena, honours, Hartland, Monahan,

Ninth Firefighters Festival enjoyed by 65,000

June 10th, 2015

Laval residents came out in record-breaking numbers to celebrate the ninth annual Firefighters Festival held at Centropolis.

Ninth, Firefighters, Festival enjoyed, by, 65,000,

My father’s fressing habits

June 10th, 2015

Fressing is the Yiddish word for gourmandizing — more like pigging out (pardon the non-kosher expression). With Father’s Day approaching, I reminisce about my departed father’s fressing habits. A portly, stout man, he was never greatly concerned about cholesterol and calories. He enjoyed his food, his cigars and his booze.

My, father’s, fressing, habits, ,

Blind Date opens new season at Hudson Village Theatre

June 10th, 2015

The Hudson Village Theatre will open its 22nd season with the Quebec premier of Rebecca Northan’s Blind Date, set to run from June 16 to 28. The production is an entirely improvised comedy centered around the protagonist, Mimi, going on a blind date with a random male audience member. This staging will star Christy Bruce as Mimi, who will continue the role that was made famous by Northan. 

Blind, Date, opens, new, season, at, Hudson, , Village, Theatre,

A third edition of Russian Seasons to kick off on June 12

June 10th, 2015

From June 12-14, the third edition of the Russian Seasons classical music festival will be held at the Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, with a closing concert taking place at Pollack Hall at McGill University. The festival’s opening concert will take place on June 12 at 8 p.m. at the Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, and will be devoted to string quartets of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, interpreted by the Turovsky Quartet.

A, third, edition, of, Russian, , Seasons, to, kick, off, on, June, 12,

Montreal artists put on an original performance at the Marriott SpringHill Suites

June 10th, 2015

Artistic talent was displayed in a unique way on Thursday, May 21 at the Marriott SpringHill Suites in Old Montreal. The event was hosted on the 4th floor of the hotel in their newly renovated suites, giving five local artists a chance to put on a performance with their art in front of the approximately 80 visitors.

Montreal, artists, put, on, an, original, , performance, at, the, Marriott, SpringHill, Suites,

La Dolce Vita fundraising event raises over $65,000

June 10th, 2015

On Thursday, May 28, the Luciani car dealership in Town of Mount Royal donated their space once again for the Miriam Foundation’s fundraiser in support of the scholarship fund for early intervention services.

La, Dolce, Vita, fundraising, , event, raises, over, $65,000,

A musical icon comes to the Rialto

June 10th, 2015

 It’s hard to stress just how much Herb Alpert has contributed to the contemporary musical landscape. In addition to his own prolific career as a recording artist, his lengthy career as a producer exposed a huge number of additional talents who may not have gotten their chance otherwise. At the age of 80, Alpert is still innovating and going strong. On Friday, June 19 he will perform selections from his new album, In the Mood, at the Rialto Theatre, accompanied by his wife Lani Hall.

A, musical, icon, comes, to, the, Rialto, Herb, Alpert, to, perform, on, June, 19

The Colorectal Cancer Association hosts its third Annual Sortez! Bougez!

June 10th, 2015

Physical activity provides many health benefits, such as getting or maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing the risk of colon cancer and many other diseases.

The, Colorectal, Cancer, Association, hosts, its, third, Annual, Sortez!, Bougez!, ,

Impact U-18 clinches first place in USSDA

June 10th, 2015

The Montreal Impact U18 team blanked the Beachside Soccer Club 8-0 Saturday morning to clinch first place overall among the 77 teams competing in the USSDA. The impact finished the season with a record of 22-2-2 and also boasted the top defensive unit allowing just 17 goals in 26 games.

Impact, U-18, clinches, , first, place, in, USSDA,

JAC’s Hunter gathered into CCAA Hall of Fame

June 10th, 2015

Chris Hunter, the architect of one of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s greatest dynasties, has taken his well-deserved place in the CCAA Hall of Fame, as the former John Abbott College women’s basketball bench boss enters the Hall of Fame in the Coach Category.

JAC’s, Hunter, , gathered, into, , CCAA, Hall, of, Fame,

Seven medals earned in acrobatic gymnastics for Les Gymnastes de l’Île

June 10th, 2015

A total of 29 athletes from Les Gymnastes de l’Île took part in the third edition of the Jeux FGQ, a provincial competition organized by the Quebec gymnastics federation.

Seven, medals, earned, in, acrobatic, , gymnastics, for, Les, Gymnastes, de, l’Île, ,

Cobras pounce on St. Hubert

June 10th, 2015

 The Pierrefonds Cobras capitalized on their scoring opportunities beating St. Hubert by a score of 3-1 in girls U15 AAA soccer at Grier Park.

Cobras, pounce, on, St., Hubert, Pierrefonds, 3, |, St., Hubert, 1

McGill soccer grad to be featured on TSN's broadcast during FIFA Women's World Cup tourney

June 5th, 2015

Gael Eakin, who was among the first wave of Canadian women's soccer players in the 1950s, will be featured on TSN during an upcoming game at the FIFA Women's World Cup tournament.

McGill, soccer, grad, to, be, featured, on, TSN's, broadcast, during, FIFA, Women's, World, Cup, tourney,

Mikaël Kingsbury and Justine Dufour-Lapointe earn inaugural Performance awards

June 5th, 2015

The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association recently announced the organizations first ever Athlete Performance Awards.
The awards came as a result of the renewed commitment to high performance made possible by the support given to the team by Michael Wekerle thanks to their appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.

Mikaël, Kingsbury, and, Justine, Dufour-Lapointe, earn, inaugural, Performance, awards,

Biathlon Canada Names 2016 National Squad

June 5th, 2015

Feeding off the most successful season in the organization’s history, Biathlon Canada named an experienced group of four athletes to its elite A squad that will compete on the World Cup for the 2015-16 season, and eight more athletes that will form its B squad.
 Led by Calgary’s Nath

Biathlon, Canada, Names, 2016, National, Squad,

Thunderbirds and Carabins capture 2015 Canadian University championship titles

June 5th, 2015

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds men’s team claimed a wire-to-wire victory Friday at the 2015 Canadian University/ College Championship at Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont., while the Université de Montréal Carabins earned the national title in the women’s division.

Thunderbirds, and, Carabins, capture, 2015, Canadian, University, championship, titles,

Wheelchair Basketball Canada Selects Teams for Toronto 2015

June 5th, 2015

With a pair of berths on the line for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Wheelchair Basketball Canada has selected 24 athletes from the men’s and women’s national wheelchair basketball teams for nomination to represent Canada at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

Wheelchair, Basketball, Canada, Selects, Teams, for, Toronto, 2015,

Public service union leader warns of common front September strike

June 3rd, 2015

As both a member and the leader of the Jewish General Hospital’s A.P.T.S. (Association des Professionels et des Technologues de Santé), Pierre Allard told The Suburban in an exclusive interview that further cuts to assorted health care budgets are bound to lead to the possibility of a new common front among Quebec’s health care professionals as they get ready for next September’s province-wide strike.

Public, service, union, leader, warns, of, common, front, September, strike, ,

EMSB council finally approves survey release

June 3rd, 2015

Less than 48 hours before Quebec Education Minister François Blais announced the end of school board elections, events at the English Montreal School Board served to highlight some issues that have burdened  the public board.

EMSB, council, finally, approves, survey, release,

Anti-OQLF demo Friday

June 3rd, 2015

A demonstration against the Office Québécois de la Langue Française organized by the Unity civil rights coalition, will take place outside the language agency’s office at 125 Sherbrooke Street West at
3:30 p.m. Friday, June 5.

Anti-OQLF, demo Friday,

Will the MUHC hear people knocking?

June 3rd, 2015

With less than a month to go before the MUHC finally gets around to opening the new tunnel that’s meant to help people with assorted mobility problems get to what the MUHC describes as ‘their’ hospital, MUHC Media Relations manager Ian Popple told The Suburban that hospital planners admit that the temporary access tunnel might not be the ideal solution and that a single locked door may force a lot of people with limited mobility to use alternative methods to get to the hospital.

Will, the, MUHC, hear, people, knocking?,

Golf tourney drives in cash

June 3rd, 2015

The Italian-Canadian Community Foundation’s 28th annual golf tournament was a huge success. Under the presidency of Casa D’Italia president Angela Minicucci, the May 25 Governors’ Open at Le Mirage raised $100,000, which will primarily fund not-for-profit organizations in the Italian community.

Golf, tourney, drives, in, cash,


June 3rd, 2015

My congratulations to your reporter Albert Sevigny and your editor Beryl Wajsman on their work on the Réné-Cassin seniors centre.



June 3rd, 2015


Welcome (Bienvenue) to Montreal!

June 3rd, 2015

As one drives into Quebec from Ontario along the Trans-Canada Highway, the 401, the first commercial greeting at exit 2 is .....well, let’s just call it a house of happy endings!

Welcome, (Bienvenue), to, Montreal!,

PETES looking for some TLC

June 3rd, 2015

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Elementary School in Vaudreuil-Dorion, like many schools in the Lester B. Pearson School Board, is taking the budget cuts in stride. Their secret? Dedicated parents and teachers committed to keeping standards up and even looking for ways to improve the experience for students, no matter how much money is slashed from the budget.

PETES, looking, for, some, TLC,

Ste. Anne de Bellevue to consult residents on development

June 3rd, 2015

The city of Ste. Anne de Bellevue recently held a public meeting informing residents about possible concepts for developing the city’s northern sector and is seeking input from them to help develop a final plan.

Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue, to, consult, residents, on, development,

Controversy continues to swirl in Beaconsfield

June 3rd, 2015

Controversy continues to swirl in Beaconsfield even after the announcement that Cogeco Metromedia’s planned electronic billboard will not go ahead. Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle sparked anger in the days following a public consultation meeting held May 25. That anger continues unabated.

Kevin Woodhose, Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Beaconsfield, billboard, Georges Bourelle, Cogeco Metromedia

$12,000 raised for Team Stock at ALS car wash fundraiser

June 3rd, 2015

More than $12,000 was raised last Saturday for the ALS Society of Quebec at a car wash at Pennzoil in Dollard des Ormeaux.

$12,000, raised, for, Team, Stock, at, ALS, car, wash, fundraiser,

St. Patrick’s Elementary gets $4.6 million expansion

June 3rd, 2015

With student projections expected to increase by five percent every year, St. Patrick’s Elementary  in Pincourt had a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning to re-open the newly expanded and renovated Pincourt school.

St., Patrick’s, Elementary, gets, $4.6, million, expansion,

Laval gets massive girder contract

June 3rd, 2015

Laval will reap the benefits of the federal government commitment to replace the Champlain bridge by 2018.
The St. Lawrence Group consortium has tapped Canam Bridges to manufacture steel beams that will make up the superstructure of the new bridge in Montreal to link with the South Shore.

Laval, gets, massive, girder, contract,

Special-need student support in jeopardy

June 3rd, 2015

Faced with the prospect of a $1.7 million budget cut by Quebec City, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) chair Jennifer Maccarone told The Suburban that it might have to cut back on support staff for special needs students.

Special-need, student, support, in, jeopardy,

Appeal court upholds Demers’ election

June 3rd, 2015

The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Marc Demers was eligible to run for office when he was elected mayor in November 2013.

Appeal, court, upholds, Demers’, election,

Laval-based continental powerhouse Couche-Tard continues to see growth

June 3rd, 2015

Last month marked the end of a tumultuous year for convenience store powerhouse Couche-Tard, headquartered on Boulevard Industriel in Laval.

Laval-based, continental, powerhouse, Couche-Tard continues, to, see, growth,

Habel: Quebec to streamline public transit

June 3rd, 2015

The province plans to harmonize transit fares from South Shore to Laurentians, Ste. Rose MNA Jean Habel told The Suburban.

Habel:, Quebec, to, streamline, public, transit,

Sir Monkey Thing launches debut album

June 3rd, 2015

Next Wednesday, June 10 (from 7 to 9 p.m.), local rockers Sir Monkey Thing will hold a launch party for their debut album, Control Z, at O Patro Vys (356 Mount Royal Ave. E.).

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Sir Monkey Thing, Jan Siemienski, ), Steve Dumas, Marc-Andre McSween, Sergio Saveliovsky, band, rock, Montreal, album, Control Z, Cntr Z, O Patro Vys

Lyric Theatre’s Back to Broadway to feature 48 singers

June 3rd, 2015

It looks very much like the Lyric Theatre Singers will have another winner on their hands when they present their 25th anniversary show this coming June 11, 12 (8 p.m.) and 13 (2 and 8 p.m.) at Concordia’s DB Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve). 

Lyric, Theatre’s, Back, to, Broadway, to, feature, 48, singers, ,

Cameron leads CSL Dramatic Society to another smash hit

June 3rd, 2015

The early 1960s was a transitional time in the United States. Socially, the civil rights movement to ensure equality between blacks and whites was underway. And musically, the frequently schlocky pop hits of the late 1950s were being replaced by the black-pop hybrid of Motown, and the effervescence of girl groups such as the Shirelles, the Chiffons, and many others.

Cameron, leads, CSL, Dramatic, Society, to, another, smash, hit,

Arts Alive festival kicks off in Hudson with Lorne Elliott play

June 3rd, 2015

On Friday, June 5, Lorne Elliott’s play, How I Broke into Showbiz, will be staged at the Hudson Village Theatre as part of the newly established Arts Alive festival. Sarah Segal Lazar will star in the one-person show about backstage life in a theatre and the calamities of opening night.

Arts, Alive, festival, kicks, off, , in, Hudson, with, Lorne, Elliott, play,

A big anniversary for the Montreal Fringe Festival

June 3rd, 2015

In a city where new festivals come and go all the time, 25 years of existence is a significant figure. This year, from June 1 to 21, the St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival will celebrate this landmark anniversary with various special events at multiple venues across the Plateau and beyond. Recently, The Suburban spoke with festival head Amy Blackmore, who stressed that this anniversary should be about celebrating all of Fringe’s accomplishments over the years.

A, big, anniversary, for, the, , Montreal, Fringe, Festival, New, events, and, special, , programming, mark, 25th, edition

Bench Sponsors CSL Golf Classic Honouring Ron Yarin

June 3rd, 2015

Registration is now underway for the 36th annual Côte St. Luc Golf Classic, which will take place on Tuesday, July 14 at Meadowbrook Golf Course. The title sponsor is Mark Routtenberg and Freemark Apparel Brands and its Bench line of clothing.

Bench, Sponsors, CSL, Golf, Classic, , Honouring, Ron, Yarin,

Stingers’ Hinse earns Lafleur Award

June 3rd, 2015

Concordia Stingers captain Olivier Hinse was presented the Guy Lafleur Award of Excellence at a press conference hosted by the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre last week.

Stingers’, Hinse, earns, Lafleur, Award,

NDG Soccer holds second edition of Icebreaker Tourney

June 3rd, 2015

The NDG Soccer Association hosted the second edition of their Icebreaker Tournament last weekend welcoming A level teams from the U9 to U12 categories in boys and girls’ play.

NDG, Soccer, holds, second, , edition, of, Icebreaker, Tourney,

Local sports official Sam Wolfe dies

June 3rd, 2015

With the passing of Sammy Wolfe on May 27 at the age of 56, the local minor sports community has lost one of its special people. Sammy was a fixture at countless arenas, football fields and ball diamonds where he time kept and officiated over the past 35 years.

Local sports, official, Sam, Wolfe, dies, ,

Lakeshore U-14 boys downs Gatineau 2-1 for second straight win

June 3rd, 2015

After opening the 2015 campaign with a 2-2 draw against West Island rival Dorval, the Lakeshore U-14 AA boys squad suffered three close losses due to a lack of offence. After head coach Dean Weldon and his coaching staff of Gerard Cyr, Ennio Di Primo and Holand Guy Desaubins decided to make a change in their alignment the team’s fortunes have changed.

Lakeshore, U-14, boys, downs, Gatineau, 2-1, for, second, straight, win, Lakeshore, 2, |, Gatineau, 1

Ariane Bilodeau eyes Canadian Junior Fencing title

June 3rd, 2015

Ariane Bilodeau was among 21 student-athletes who received bursaries last Wednesday from La Capitale Financial Group in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. Bilodeau and her fellow athletes shared $70,000 worth of individual bursaries and the Outremont native is a perfect example of someone achieving success as an athlete and in the classroom.

Ariane, Bilodeau, eyes, Canadian, Junior, Fencing, title, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Back to Broadway show June 11-13

May 29th, 2015

It looks very much like the Lyric Theatre Singers will have another winner on their hands when they  present their 25th anniversary show this coming June 11  and 12 (8 p.m.) June 13 (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at Concordia’s state of the art downtown DB Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve). 

Back, to, Broadway, show, , June, 11-13,

Should you stay away from wheat?

May 29th, 2015

I read an article about the harmful effects of eating wheat. Is it true? Does eating wheat cause abdominal fat and other diseases?

Should, you, stay, away, from, wheat?,

I've yet to love him, but I do

May 29th, 2015

Life is crazy! I've been saying this for a very long time. It just doesn't seem to settle down. If it's not one thing, it's another. It's always something! 

I've, yet, to, love, him,, but, I, do,

River Rock Casino a great place to visit and stay

May 29th, 2015

RICHMOND, BC - I have been to Vancouver many times. On my most recent visit I was actually based in the suburb of Richmond, just by the airport. This was the site of an animal welfare conference I attended.

River, Rock, Casino, a, great, , place, to, visit, and, stay,

Retro Roundup’s 2015 Canadian playlist

May 29th, 2015

I recently noted that three of the many great Canadian songs of the 1970s have nearly the same title — Pretty Lady by Lighthouse, Oh Pretty Lady by Trooper and Oh My Lady by the Stampders.

Retro, Roundup’s, 2015, Canadian, playlist,

NDG’s Senior Citizens Council getting ready for its fifth decade

May 27th, 2015

Although its members are already making plans for their big 40th anniversary birthday party, the NDG Senior Citizen’s Council (NDGSCC) is determined to maintain its original mission to help improve the life of senior citizens living in both NDG and Montreal West.

NDG’s, Senior, Citizens, Council, getting, ready, for, its, fifth, decade, When, the, savings, are, gone,, family, and, friends, moved, or, passed,, NDGSCC, is, there

Costco bilingualism petition has 1,000-plus signatures

May 27th, 2015

Charity activist Murray Levine’s online petition to increase bilingual signage at Costco Wholesale stores in Montreal has surpassed its original 750-signature goal, as well as its second 1,000-signature goal, with 1,003 as of Monday.
His next goal is 2,000 signatures.

Costco, bilingualism, petition, has, 1,000-plus, signatures,

Harper honoured for ‘true leadership’

May 27th, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was presented last Thursday with the King David Award at a sold out gala of more than 1,000 people organized by the Jewish Community Council of Montreal.

Harper honoured for, ‘true, leadership’,

CIUSSS reverses decision to close Réné-Cassin seniors center

May 27th, 2015

Three weeks after The Suburban first published its report about the decision to alter the caregivers program and close the CLSC Réné Cassin senior drop-in centre, CIUSSS executives issued a brief press release in which they announced that they were going back on their decision and that the drop-in center would not be closed.

CIUSSS, reverses, decision, to, close, Réné-Cassin, seniors, center,

WE WON! A victory for seniors’ rights! Réné-Cassin seniors centre closure has been suspended

May 27th, 2015

For over a month we have led the fight to keep the Réné-Cassin Seniors Centre open.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, seniors drop-in centre, Réné Cassin, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, CIUSSS

Parti Quebecor

May 27th, 2015

Parti, Quebecor,


May 27th, 2015

With these words from Isaiah and an underlying value of caring  for our vulnerable seniors, Pierre Albert Sevigny and Beryl Wajsman pursued justice. Sevigny as senior reporter and Wajsman as editor of The Suburban, were relentless in their investigation for the reasons behind the closing of the CSLC Réné Cassin drop-in centre that existed for over 20 years.


A new low for the OQLF

May 27th, 2015

Lily Ryan is the publisher of the Pontiac Journal, a free weekly home delivered to a bilingual community. It is an English newspaper.

A, new, low, for, the, OQLF, “Segregation, now,, segregation, forever?”

Westwood ‘Bridge to Burundi’ project continues 

May 27th, 2015

Continuing the tradition of helping the citizens of the small, impoverished African country of Burundi, Westwood Senior students, staff and volunteers will be fundraising this Saturday with a great evening of song, dance and a book launch.
The Bridge to Burundi Music and Dance Festival is in its third year and is always an integral part of the project’s financial backing.

Westwood, ‘Bridge, to, Burundi’, project, continues ,

Hudson designated Fair Trade Town

May 27th, 2015

As one of only 21 towns across Canada and 1,600 towns worldwide with the Fair Trade Designation, the Town of Hudson was proud to receive the award at town hall last week. Association québécoise du commerce équitable (AQCE) co-president Éric St-Pierre was on site to congratulate the town for complying with all rules set forth by Fairtrade Canada, the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and the AQCE.

Hudson, designated, Fair, Trade, Town,

Prime Minister Harper announces more money for RCMP and CBSA

May 27th, 2015

Flanked by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at an ADM hangar at Trudeau Airport  last Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced increased funding to both agencies in the federal government’s pledge to fight terrorism, particularly ISIS.

Prime, Minister, Harper, announces, more, money, for, RCMP, and, CBSA,

Dorval Municipal Golf Club to go up against ADM

May 27th, 2015

The Dorval Municipal Golf Club’s committee to save the space from becoming part of the ADM’s (Aéroports de Montreal) expansion will be marching on Parliament Hill in early June to plead their case to the federal government.

Dorval, Municipal, Golf, Club, to, go, up, against, ADM,

Public walk-out at Beaconsfield billboard consultation

May 27th, 2015

What began as a public consultation meeting in the city of Beaconsfield Monday night on the issue of installing a 60 foot high billboard within the city limits ended in a walk-out when the more than 100 in attendance left before the meeting was adjourned.

Public, walk-out, at, Beaconsfield, billboard, consultation,

Sex predator sought

May 27th, 2015

Laval police are asking for the public’s help to identify a 25-30-year-old French-speaking white man whom they suspect committed a sexual assault, Sgt. Frédéric Jean told The Suburban.

Sex, predator, sought, POLICE, FILES

Inoculation records go electronic

May 27th, 2015

Laval residents’ immunization records went digital on a new health care digital database.

Inoculation, records, go, electronic,

Laval promises efforts against radicalization

May 27th, 2015

A day following the arrest of 10 youths in Montreal suspected of joining jihadists, Laval’s police chief announced he will continue to work on prevention with community leaders.

Laval, promises, efforts, against, radicalization,

Carrefour Laval: Only Quebec mall on Canada top-20 list

May 27th, 2015

Forget about reports that the Internet has killed retail shopping centres. A new report shows that Canada’s top malls are thriving.

Carrefour, Laval:, Only, Quebec, mall, on, Canada, top-20, list,

Urban development hearings start Monday

May 27th, 2015

Laval plans to rewrite the rules that run the city by the end of next year.

Urban, development, hearings, start, Monday,

Robots rule at St. George’s

May 27th, 2015

The 2015 Sumo Robotics Exhibition took place last Wednesday, May 20 at St. George’s High School, which hosted three other schools — Macdonald High School, Loyola High School and Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s.

Robots, rule, at, St., George’s,

A batty and bilingual operetta

May 27th, 2015

For their annual spring production, the Montreal West Operatic Society (MWOS) will present a new production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus on May 27, 30 and 31 at Victoria Hall (4626 Sherbrooke St. W.). Because of the bilingual nature of this production, the show has been titled La Chauve-Souris, as it is known in French.

A, batty, and, bilingual, operetta, Montreal, West, Operatic, Society, presents, Die, Fledermaus

Digesting McDonald’s future

May 27th, 2015

In April, McDonald’s reported a steeper-than-expected drop in profit in its first quarter. This was mainly because young adults have been seeking out healthier meals, eating more often at competitors’ restaurants that use less frozen and processed foods than McDonald’s.

Digesting, McDonald’s, future,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — to be a parent

May 27th, 2015

Seriously, is there a better time of year for parents than late spring?

It’s, the, most, wonderful, time, of, the, year, —, to, be, a, parent,

Denise Buisman Pilger exhibits new works at Viva Vida Art Gallery

May 27th, 2015

Montreal-based, Dutch artist Denise Buisman Pilger offers a unique view of the mundane urban landscape in Viewfinder, a two-week solo exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery (278-2 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe Claire). This exhibition features the artists’ most recent works, in which she explores forgotten and ignored urban elements combined with extraordinary sprawling cityscapes.

Denise, Buisman, Pilger, exhibits, , new, works, at, Viva, Vida, Art, Gallery,

Cummings Centre’s Herb Finkelberg prepares to change hats

May 27th, 2015

Like Cheers, the cozy bar of the ’80s television show, the Cummings Centre is a place where “everybody knows your name.” Friendly smiles and easy conversation abound, as well as the wealth of activities that are waiting to be discovered — whatever your age or ability.

Cummings, Centre’s, Herb, Finkelberg, prepares, to, change, hats,

North American Chinese celebrate culture and basketball

May 27th, 2015

Montreal gymnasiums were packed this past weekend when 83 basketball teams ranging in all ages descended on the city as the Montreal Mynix Athletic Club played host to the 35th annual North American Chinese Basketball Association Basketball Tournament. Since the event’s inception in 1981 the tournament has grown from a 16-team format to its present set-up, making it one of the largest basketball events in the world.

North, American, Chinese, , celebrate, culture, and, basketball, ,

Dominance in the second half pays dividends

May 27th, 2015

Laval-Delta scored three times in the second half and picked up a 4-0 victory over Dorval in U-15 AAA girls soccer Sunday afternoon at Dorval Community Centre field.

Dominance, in, the, second, half, pays, dividends, Laval-Delta, 4, |, Dorval, 0

Marnie Epstein-Atkinson earns gold medal at US Karate Open

May 27th, 2015

Bullying is a problem that affects a lot of young children but one NDG girl decided to address the issue in a very positive way.

Marnie, Epstein-Atkinson, earns, gold, medal, at, , US, Karate, Open, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Griffons drop NDG for road victory

May 27th, 2015

The MRO Griffons shut-out NDG 5-0 in girls’ AAA U14 soccer action Saturday at Kent Park.

Griffons, drop, NDG, for, road, victory, MRO, 5, |, NDG, 0

Fans invited to celebrate FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ at dedicated Fan Zones

May 22nd, 2015

Great fun for the whole family from coast to coast in all six official Host Cities

Fans, invited, to, celebrate, FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, 2015™, at, dedicated, Fan, Zones,

McGill hockey player McNicoll merits Capital One Academic All-America All-District honours

May 22nd, 2015

Cedric McNicoll of the McGill University men's hockey team has earned Capital One Academic All-District ® team honours for the District 4 College Division, comprised of institutions from Canada and the western United States. The award, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognizes the top student-athletes in the USA and Canada, for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. 

McGill, hockey, player, McNicoll, merits, Capital, One, Academic, All-America, All-District, honours,

Two McGill students, one coach named to play for Canada at 2015 World University Summer Games

May 22nd, 2015

Two students and one coach from McGill have been named by Canadian Interuniversity Sport to represent Canada in women's soccer at the 2015 world university summer games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 3-14).

Two, McGill, students,, one, coach, named, to, play, for, Canada, at, 2015, World, University, Summer, Games,

Samantha Tan achieved a best 4th place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

May 22nd, 2015

Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park only once this season with Pirelli World Challenge, Samantha Tan had great expectations. Having left COTA with unfinished business, Samantha was ready to take on the track and get serious.

Samantha, Tan, achieved, a, best, 4th, place, at, Canadian, Tire, Motorsport, Park,

Major change for Alex Tagliani in 2015

May 22nd, 2015

Tagliani Autosport moves to Chevrolet in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Major, change, for, Alex, Tagliani, in, 2015,

OJ Flash Mob publicizes "Hairspray, the musical"

May 20th, 2015

The Côte St. Luc Dramatic Society organized a flash mob at the Orange Julep on Décarie this past Sunday to publicize its next production "Hairspray, the Broadway musical."

OJ, Flash, Mob, publicizes, "Hairspray,, the, musical",

Online petition started for Costco bilingual signs

May 20th, 2015

Charity activist Murray Levine has started an online petition demanding bilingual signs at Costco Wholesale’s Montreal stores in areas with significant English-speaking populations.

Online, petition, started, for, Costco, bilingual, signs,

CIUSSS managers scrambling to maintain caregiver services

May 20th, 2015

During last week’s exclusive telephone interview, local MNA David Birnbaum told The Suburban that he had already talked to Health Minister Gaétan Barette and local CIUSSS (Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux) Director Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg about what the local health center’s managers planned to do in order to maintain caregiver services in the city’s west-end.

CIUSSS, managers, scrambling, to, maintain, caregiver, services,

City mayors to join court fight against Canada Post

May 20th, 2015

During last week’s press conference, Mayor Denis Coderre joined Westmount’s Mayor Peter Trent along with the mayors of the island’s two major off-shore suburbs in order to announce their intention to join the court fight against Canada Post’s plans to eliminate the door-to-door delivery of the nation’s mail.

City, mayors, to, join, court, fight, against, Canada, Post, ,

Alan Borovoy: Permanent liberty is the ultimate value

May 20th, 2015

The death of Allan Borovoy deprives Canada of a unique voice speaking in favour of liberty, but without the constraints of political correctness.

The Suburban, Julius Grey, Alan Borovoy, liberty, human rights, Canadian Civil Liberties Association


May 20th, 2015

I was in shock when I read the story about health officials closing the Réné-Cassin seniors day centre.


Letterman’s Last Day

May 20th, 2015

Letterman’s, Last, Day,

Stop the prohibitions! Get the essentials right

May 20th, 2015

Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister was Conservative Benjamin Disraeli who loved to say that, “The proper role of vice is to keep virtue in reasonable bounds.” 

Stop, the, prohibitions!, Get, the, essentials, right,

Pipelines bring tax property loss to region

May 20th, 2015

At their last council meeting, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges revealed their most recent pipeline study, which seeks to understand the long-term financial impact of two proposed pipelines in the region.

Pipelines, bring, tax, property, loss, to, region,

Last Post Fund memorial unveiled at Field of Honour

May 20th, 2015

When Last Post Fund creator Arthur Hair heard about the tragic death of a homeless Canadian veteran in December 1908, he knew something had to be done for the 53-year-old man who had been honourably discharged.

Last, Post, Fund, memorial, unveiled, at, Field, of, Honour,

Kindergarten teachers rue reduced class time

May 20th, 2015

It was standing room only at Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) headquarters, April 28, where some 75 kindergarten teachers and their supporters packed the council chamber, while others who couldn’t get in stood in the hallway just outside.

Kindergarten, teachers, rue, reduced, class, time, Stein, Day:, “More, difficult, choices, coming”

Train de l’Ouest Coalition makes third trip to National Assembly

May 20th, 2015

The parking lot at the Pointe Claire City Hall was full of yellow T-shirt wearing members of the grassroots organization Train de l’Ouest bright and early last Wednesday morning before co-founder Clifford Lincoln and a coterie of West Island mayors, former and current, and councillors made a third pilgrimage to the National Assembly in Quebec City on behalf of the rail light commuter project.

Train, de, l’Ouest, Coalition, makes, third, trip, to, National, Assembly, Grassroots, organization, present, in, Quebec, City, for, Bill, 38

West Island Assistance Fund robbed three times since December

May 20th, 2015

There is plywood temporarily covering the front of the West Island Assistance Fund’s administrative offices and thrift store following a third break-in since last December.

West, Island, Assistance, Fund, robbed, three, times, since, December, Latest, break-in, repair, costs, will, cut, summer, camp, for, 20, kids

Protocols prioritize palliative patients

May 20th, 2015

Ste. Rose MNA Jean Habel rose in the National Assembly last week to ask the opposition Parti Québécois to stop procedural tactics trying to slow the implementation of Bill 20.

Protocols, prioritize, palliative, patients, Habel:, “Health, care, mergers, respect, English, rights”

Heavy industry coming to Eastern Laval

May 20th, 2015

Capital investment continues to set a record-breaking pace on Île Jésus, with the announcement last week that Laval real estate developer Gimmelin intends to build a new, $100 million, 3 million sq.ft. industrial park to house medium and heavy industry at the junction of Highway 25 and Highway 440.

Heavy, industry, coming, to, Eastern, Laval,

Cities go to court over group mailboxes

May 20th, 2015

Mayor Marc Demers is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more. He’s tired of Canada Post’s unwillingness to work with the city and work out a way to introduce group mailboxes that responds to Laval resident’s needs.

Cities, go, to, court, over, group, mailboxes,

Laval’s Séfor wins silver

May 20th, 2015

Filter manufacturer Séfor earned silver laurels for the quality of its entrepreneurship, in this year’s National Bank of Canada Small- and Medium-Size Business Awards.

Laval’s, Séfor, wins, silver,

Desmeules asks Lecompte to retract press release

May 20th, 2015

The City of Laval’s ethics and integrity office (Bureau d’intégrité et d’éthique de Laval or BIEL) became a focus of the May 5 council meeting, thanks to the release of its annual report and a question  to Alain Lecompte from Sandra Desmeules.

Desmeules, asks, Lecompte, to, retract, press, release,

Bilingualism and the brain: MNIH free public lecture on May 29

May 20th, 2015

Have you wondered when is the optimal time and in what way to introduce a second language to your child, or whether raising a child in a bilingual environment can create confusion? Have you heard that being bilingual might slow down cognitive decline in aging and provide a buffer against neurodegenerative disease?

Bilingualism, and, the, brain:, MNIH, free, public, lecture, on, May, 29, ,

Yucky and disgusting things that people do

May 20th, 2015

Last week in Toronto a couple of male soccer fans were shouting obscenities at a female sports reporter during a live broadcast.

Yucky, and, disgusting, things, that, people, do,

Music streaming choices growing in Canada

May 20th, 2015

One wonders nowadays what stores like HMV and Archambault will look like in a few years, now that buying a CD is the most expensive of many options for those who want to possess vast amounts of music.

Music, streaming, choices, growing, in, Canada,

Blog and book celebrate everyday recipes

May 20th, 2015

Food blogging is far from being a new phenomenon but St. Catherines, Ontario resident Tara O’Brady was doing it well before many others and has earned a great reputation over the years thanks to her simple yet refined meals.

Blog, and, book, celebrate, everyday, recipes,

Can drinking water help with weight loss?

May 20th, 2015

Our bodies are mostly comprised of water and it plays an essential role in our daily bodily functions. Through excretion and sweating we are able to remove toxins and other wastes from our bodies.

Can, drinking, water, help, with, weight, loss?,

LBPSB elementary students learn about life on Mars

May 20th, 2015

More than 60 kindergarten students from Beechwood Elementary in Pierrefonds and Forest Hill Jr. Elementary in St. Lazare were able to Skype with aerospace educator and consultant Brian Ewenson on Tuesday, May 5 before showcasing their own Lego robotic inventions which offered solutions to potential life-on-Mars problems such as gardening, producing electricity as well as picking up dust and moving big rocks.

LBPSB, elementary, students, , learn, about, life, on, Mars,

Hockey De Rue ready to roll on year four

May 20th, 2015

On Sunday. May 31, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the YM-YWHA in collaboration with National Bank are presenting the fourth edition of the Hockey De Rue – together for the kids street hockey tournament.

Hockey, De, Rue, ready, to, roll, on, year, four,

Dedication to excellence led Gheta sisters to Montreal

May 20th, 2015

It is not uncommon for young athletes to make sacrifices to reach their goals but it is hard to match the dedication of Maria and Ioana Gheta. Last fall the teenage sisters moved from the friendly confines of their home in Toronto to Montreal to pursue their dreams of someday representing Canada in the Olympic synchronized swimming event.

Dedication, to, excellence, led, Gheta, sisters, to, Montreal, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Cedars launches year 10 of Dragon Boat Festival

May 20th, 2015

Jaimie Auger event co-chair, Anthony Calvillo and Christina Darwish event co-chair were on hand at the cocktail evening to launch the 10th annual Cedars CanSupport ‘Rain or Shine’ Dragon Boat Race and Festival, presented by FL Fuller Landau held recently at Newtown.

Cedars, launches, year, 10, , of, Dragon, Boat, Festival,

SC St. Laurent edges past Lakeshore

May 20th, 2015

The SC St. Laurent successfully defended their turf squeaking-by Lakeshore 3-2 in boys’ U14 AAA soccer action Saturday in St. Laurent.

SC, St., Laurent, edges, past, Lakeshore, St., Laurent, 3, |, Lakeshore, 2

Montreal GAA celebrates ancient sports of Gaelic football and hurling

May 20th, 2015

John Abbott College served as the backdrop for a day of athleticism, teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and friendship as the Montreal Shamrocks Gaelic Athletic Club held their annual May tournament featuring some of the best hurling and Gaelic football teams in Eastern Canada.

Montreal, GAA, celebrates, ancient, sports, , of, Gaelic, football, and, hurling,

Infertility: sorrow of Mother’s Day

May 15th, 2015

This past weekend, Montreal was a bustle of Mother’s Day celebrations. Children making breakfast in bed, adult children taking moms out for brunch, Mother’s Day school gift projects, and dad’s helping little ones celebrate mom’s big day.

Infertility:, sorrow, of, Mother’s, Day,

The gift of giving

May 15th, 2015

Many, many years ago, my friends — two very handsome brothers — developed Type I diabetes.  Their parents created a Bike-A-Thon activity in our small community to help raise awareness and funds. We were to ride our bikes for 50 kilometres and ask people to sponsor our efforts.

The, gift, of, giving,

Ignorance is NOT a form of protection

May 15th, 2015

At present time the province of Ontario has established a new sex-ed curriculum, and some parents who are against it have gone as far as to keep their kids at home. The following represents my opinion on the topic of sex education in elementary and high schools in general, and not directly specific to the current happenings in Ontario.

Ignorance, is, NOT, , a, form, of, protection,

Dr. Joe Schwarcz releases 15th book

May 15th, 2015

There are a lot of words that can be used to describe Dr. Joe Schwarcz:  intelligent, dedicated, charismatic, entertaining and most of all ubiquitous, the latter standing for existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time.

Dr., Joe, Schwarcz, releases, 15th, book,

Can drinking water help with weight loss?

May 15th, 2015

The Farmer’s Almanac predicted a long cold winter and they were right. Now they are predicting a long dry hot summer. Can drinking water keep us hydrated and help with weight loss?

Can, drinking, water, help, with, weight, loss?,

Dog days are here!

May 13th, 2015

“Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is!”

Dog, days, are, here!,

Get outside, be active but be wise

May 13th, 2015

Spring has finally arrived. Hip, hip hurray! Unfortunately though, it can bring with it problems that I’d like to help you avoid.

Get, outside,, be, active, but, be, wise,

DDO resident looking to cross another finish line

May 13th, 2015

Going from being a healthy young woman one minute to finding out she was very sick the next was very tough for Ashley Allen.

DDO, resident, looking, to, cross, another, finish, line, The, Enbridge, Ride, to, Conquer, Cancer

About that hyped-up ‘Fight of the Century’

May 13th, 2015

On the night of May 2, Floyd Mayweather outboxed and outmanoeuvred Manny Pacquiao to claim a unanimous victory in the most lucrative boxing match in history.

About, that, hyped-up, ‘Fight, of, the, Century’,

City of Montreal shares spotlight with huge names at JFL

May 13th, 2015

When this summer’s Just for Laughs lineup was announced last week, a special focus was put on the city of Montreal itself. As programmer Robbie Praw explains, the festival’s setting is a big part of what has made it so successful over the years.

City, of, Montreal, shares, spotlight, with, huge, names, at, JFL,

The theatre guru of Côte St. Luc

May 13th, 2015

Anisa Cameron has show business in her blood.

The, theatre, guru, of, Côte, St., Luc,

The Laval Associés set sail in 2015 as the Pirates

May 13th, 2015

Prior to the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season; the Laval Associés hosted a press conference to outline a very busy summer for their squads in the Midget AAA, Junior AA and Junior Elite levels. The big announcement was the fact that the Junior Elite squad will now sport the black and gold colours and name of the Pirates, bringing about a name change that has been a topic of discussion for the past few years.

The, Laval, Associés, set, sail, in, 2015, as, the, Pirates,

Quebec Soccer honours women’s soccer

May 13th, 2015

Women in Soccer was the recurring theme this past Sunday when the Quebec Elite Soccer League officially opened the 2015 summer season at Kirkland’s Smiley Park with a press conference and a girls doubleheader.

Quebec, Soccer, honours, women’s, soccer,

Nathaniel Foster skates to gold at Quebec Games

May 13th, 2015

When Nathaniel Foster first put on a pair of figure skates he was not headed into unchartered waters; he was simply following in the footsteps of his two older sisters who preceded him as figure skaters at the Montreal Figure Skating Club.

Nathaniel, Foster, skates, , to, gold, at, Quebec, Games,

CSL’s Alison Levine earns Loto-Québec bursary

May 13th, 2015

Côte St. Luc’s Alison Levine was a recent recipient of a $3,000 Loto-Québec bursary at the elite level, to aid in her ongoing pursuit of excellence in the sport of boccia.

CSL’s, Alison, Levine, earns, , Loto-Québec, bursary,

East-West Bowl provides showcase platform for players

May 13th, 2015

McGill University hosted this year’s CIS 2015 East-West Bowl Saturday that ended with the East narrowly defeating the West 29-21 at Molson Stadium.

East-West, Bowl, provides, showcase, platform, for, players,

EMSB and Impact celebrate bursary winners

May 13th, 2015

 The EMSB held its annual Impact Night at Saputo Stadium, to cheer on a hometown 1-0 victory over Toronto FC.

EMSB, and, Impact, , celebrate, bursary, winners,

Second Cup installs bilingual menu boards

May 13th, 2015

Second Cup has installed bilingual menu boards at outlets in areas with significant English-speaking populations, as the company promised it would do.

Second, Cup, installs, bilingual, menu, boards,

Réné-Cassin seniors drop-in centre closure sparks protest

May 13th, 2015

In the face of our report last week about the west-end CIUSSS (Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et Services Sociaux) apparent decision to close the CSSS Cavendish (Réné-Cassin) Caregiver Support Center, mixed signals were received from Quebec.

P.A.Sévigny, Beryl Wajsman, Réné Cassin, seniors drop-in centre, closing, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, Gaétan Barette, Ga

New Senate Speaker Housakos committed to modernizing Upper Chamber

May 13th, 2015

Leo Housakos may have only served in The Senate of Canada since 2008 yet last week Prime Minister Stephen Harper felt very comfortable appointing him to the prestigious post of Speaker of the Upper Chamber.

New, Senate, Speaker, Housakos, committed, to, modernizing, Upper, Chamber,

Lawrence Bergman fêted for decades of community service

May 13th, 2015

An overflow crowd turned out Monday night at Hampstead’s Adath Israel Synagogue to pay tribute to former D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman, who was highly regarded by the community during the 20 years he represented his constituents — and the Quebec Jewish community in general — in the National Assembly.

Lawrence, Bergman, fêted, for, decades, of, community, service,


May 13th, 2015

“Gee Paw…why are some folks upset when they see you?”



May 13th, 2015

An open letter to Health Minister Barrette on service cuts to seniors



May 13th, 2015

The Suburban, napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Pierre Karl Peladeau, cartoon, PQ, Parti Quebecois, anger, management, Julie Snyder, Pierre Cere, Pierre Rodrigue

Don’t teach kids to beg

May 13th, 2015

It seems that every time the Habs are in the playoffs, there is one scene we can depend on seeing replayed. Young kids surrounding the Bell Centre holding buckets asking for money for their hockey teams. And when someone doesn’t give, many have the nerve to get angry. It is ugly and should stop.

Don’t, teach, kids, to, beg,

The Big Top is ready for this year’s circus

May 13th, 2015

For the 11th year in a row, Vaudreuil-Dorion will play host to one of its favourite annual events. The International Circus Festival (FICVD) is set to entertain citizens from all over the world between June 19 and 23 in the semi-permanent tent stashed in the trees behind the arena.

The, Big, Top, is, ready, for, this, year’s, circus,

Bergen in Montreal spotlighting federal family tax cut plan

May 13th, 2015

Candice Bergen, Federal Minister of State for Social Development, was in Montreal last week meeting with community groups and the media on the Harper government's Family Tax Cut and Benefits package.

Bergen, in, Montreal, spotlighting, federal, family, tax, cut, plan,

New rules to curb use of passports as ‘tools for terrorism’

May 13th, 2015

The federal government’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney made an announcement last Thursday at Trudeau Airport about the Conservatives initiative to curb Canadian citizens from leaving the country to take part in terrorist acts; namely joining ISIS to fight against coalition troops in Syria and Iraq.

New, rules, to, curb, use, of, passports, as, ‘tools, for, terrorism’,

Nine West Island McDonald’s team up to fundraise for BBBS

May 13th, 2015

All nine West Island McDonald’s restaurants owned by George Boulanis and Gail and Fred Cassir joined forces to raise $36,400 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island (BBBS) last Wednesday, on McHappy Day.

Nine, West, Island, McDonald’s, team, up, to, fundraise, for, BBBS,

Hunger on the West Island? Really?

May 13th, 2015

On Rock Community Services recently announced its new mission statement to eliminate hunger in the West Island of Montreal. This month they announced their annual spring food drive in an effort to prepare for the lean months ahead at their food bank.

Hunger, on, the, West, Island?, Really?, , On, Rock, Community, Services, feeds, more, than, 200, West, Island, families, each, week

Lachapelle Bridge maintenance commences

May 13th, 2015

Much-needed maintenance began Monday on the Lachapelle Bridge — a span also known as the Cartierville Bridge — that links Laval with Montreal.

Lachapelle, Bridge, maintenance, commences, Summer, structural, work, spells, noise,, traffic, jams

City ethics office reports on first year

May 13th, 2015

Last week, Laval police reported on the first year of the city’s new ethics and integrity office (Bureau d’intégrité et d’éthique de Laval or BIEL).

City, ethics, office, reports, on, first, year,

Laval ombudsman tables annual report

May 13th, 2015

Potential homeowners in Quebec might want to ensure that properties they want to buy have proper construction permits from the municipality before closing the sale.

Laval, ombudsman, tables, annual, report,

Laval politicians get up early for McHappy Day 

May 13th, 2015

The vice-Chairman of Laval’s Executive Committee, David De Cotis and, city Councillor Paolo Galati woke up early on May 6, to serve breakfast at the McDonald’s on Bellerose.

Laval, politicians, get, up, early, for, McHappy, Day ,

Election commission holds hearing in Laval tonight

May 13th, 2015

The public is invited to comment on redrawing Quebec’s political map during an open hearing in Laval tonight.
Despite its rapidly growing population, Laval won’t gain a single seat in the National Assembly under the proposal that the Quebec Electoral Commission has tabled, due to Quebec’s longstanding practise of stacking the legislature with representatives of rural ridings that have only 60 percent the population of their city counterparts.

Election, commission, holds, hearing, in, Laval, tonight, Hearing, on, redrawing, ridings,, reducing, Chomedey

West Island paddlers looking for survivors and thrivers

May 7th, 2015

 The West Island Dragon Boat Club is looking for a few good women from a specific demographic. The club, which was formed in 2003, is made up of breast cancer survivors who now not only share a common past but a positive outlook on life after treatment.

West, Island, paddlers, looking, , for, survivors, and, thrivers,

Sinclair and Buchanan on stamp as Canada hosts FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™

May 7th, 2015

Canada’s most accomplished women’s soccer player and a rising star on the Canadian squad are both captured in action on a new stamp to mark Canada’s hosting of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The stamp, featuring Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Kadeisha Buchanan, will be issued on May 6 in post offices across the country, but currently available for pre-orders online.

Sinclair, and, Buchanan, on, stamp, as, Canada, hosts, FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, 2015™,

Alouettes and Tim Horton’s celebrate youth football

May 7th, 2015

The Montreal Alouettes presented the third edition of the Tim Horton’s All-Star Game on their home-turf at McGill’s Molson Stadium.

Alouettes, and, Tim, Horton’s, celebrate, youth, football,


May 7th, 2015

Canada’s National Sledge Team has finished with the silver medal at the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship after a 3-0 loss to the United States in the gold medal game at HarborCenter.


Canada names 23-player selection to compete at FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™

May 7th, 2015

With 40 days to go until the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, Canada Soccer is thrilled to announce the 23 players that will don the Maple Leaf this summer and represent Canada on the world stage.

Canada, names, 23-player, selection, to, compete, at, FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, 2015™,

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

May 6th, 2015

Remarkable outpouring of Montrealers this past Sunday afternoon to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, Armenian Genocide, Raphael Lemkin, Holocaust

Cineplex increases bilingual signage

May 6th, 2015

Cineplex’s Pat Marshall says the movie theatre chain has and is adhering to its commitment to install more bilingual signage at its Cineplex Odeon theatres in areas of Montreal with significant anglophone populations.

Cineplex, increases, bilingual, signage,

CSL commemorates 70th anniversary of V-E Day

May 6th, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied victory in Europe was commemorated during a ceremony Sunday organized by the City of Côte St. Luc and the Brigadier Frederick Kisch Branch 97 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
On hand for the event at Veteran’s Park, next to Côte St. Luc city hall, were members of the consular corp,

CSL, commemorates, 70th, anniversary, of, V-E, Day,

Health officials to close Réné-Cassin senior center

May 6th, 2015

Although it’s only been a few weeks since Bill #10 – the government’s new health reform law – created the new regional health centres that are meant to transform medical care in both the city and the province, several local caregivers were surprised to hear that health executives working for the west end’s CIUSSS (Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux) are planning to close down a popular local senior drop-in centre that’s become a vital part of the local CLSC’s home-care services for the past 25 years.

Health, officials, to, close, Réné-Cassin, senior, center,

Okill Stuart: One of the ‘greatest generation’

May 6th, 2015

Okill Stuart was with the 14th Canadian Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, at a command post a few miles into Germany 70 years ago, when the war ended.

Okill, Stuart:, One, of, the, ‘greatest, generation’,

More from Baltimore

May 6th, 2015

More, from, Baltimore,


May 6th, 2015

Mr. Couillard, recently you told the media that English should be more prominent in Quebec society.


V-E Day 70 years later: What we owe

May 6th, 2015

This week marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Victory in Europe that brought down the Nazi tyranny that had engulfed so much of the civilized world. A tyranny that had butchered so many millions.

V-E, Day, 70, years, later:, What, we, owe,

Manning, Fletcher obtain town hall plans

May 6th, 2015

Councillor Brian Manning has obtained Baie d’Urfé’s architectural plans for a proposed new town hall via an access to information (ATI) request as a private citizen.

Manning,, Fletcher, obtain, town, hall, plans,

No competitive bidding for proposed Beaconsfield billboard

May 6th, 2015

A public consultation will be held on May 25, in Beaconsfield to hear how residents feel about a proposed billboard to be placed in the parking lot on the corner of Beaurepaire and City Lane.

No, competitive, bidding, for, proposed, Beaconsfield, billboard,

Kelley defends education cuts

May 6th, 2015

The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) has projected almost nine million dollars in cuts in next year’s budget due to provincial funding shortfalls. At the most recent commissioners’ meeting, some kindergarten teachers were surprised to find that 18 minutes of daily instruction would be cut because of the provincial Liberal austerity cuts.

Kelley, defends, education, cuts,

Lachine CLD to be absorbed into West Island

May 6th, 2015

Despite the provincial government’s abolition of CLDs (Développement économique West‐Island) last fall through Bill 28, the West Island CLD was not on the chopping block. 

Lachine, CLD, to, be, absorbed, into, West, , Island,

WIAIH hits the catwalk with WIC kids

May 6th, 2015

A full house, for the eighth year in a row, enjoyed West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (WIAIH) fashion and variety show last Saturday, May 2, hosted by West Island College (WIC). 

WIAIH, hits, the, catwalk, with, WIC, kids,

Brochet cracks down on bar violence, drugs

May 6th, 2015

Chief Pierre Brochet has hired seven new police officers form a new crimefighting team called Equinox. The aim, he said during an interview last week, is to send a message to Laval criminals.

Brochet, cracks, down, on, bar, violence,, drugs,

Bridge tolls jump

May 6th, 2015

Last week, Transport Minister Robert Poëti defended a decision to increase tolls on the Highway 25 bridge that links Laval and Montreal.

Bridge, tolls, jump,

Work coming to Highway 19

May 6th, 2015

Motorists who use Highway 19, particularly above St. Martin Boulevard and adjacent to the Quebec-Gatineau Railway, will face partial closures along the boulevard while the Ministry of Transport begins work on the overpasses.

Work, coming, to, Highway, 19,

Laval, province call truce

May 6th, 2015

Quebec Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau and Laval Mayor Marc Demers met on Monday last week to bury the hatchet.

Laval,, province, call, truce,

Laval’s elementary Pirouettes in synch

May 6th, 2015

Laval’s Pirouettes Shynchronized Skating Club’s young skaters at the elementary level enjoyed a solid season of learning nd competing in this demanding skating discipline.

Laval’s, elementary, Pirouettes, in, synch,

A funny gala for a serious cause

May 6th, 2015

When The Suburban spoke with Richard Mullan over the phone, he explained that he might have to hang up at a moment’s notice in the event that he got another, more important call. He had been put on 72-hour notice for an organ transplant for the second time in two weeks.

A, funny, gala, for, a, serious, cause, Event, on, May, 9, to, benefit, St., Mary’s, Day, Centre, and, Nephrology, Clinics

Grandma knows best

May 6th, 2015

My father’s mother was the only grandparent I ever knew.

Grandma, knows, best,

I am becoming my mother

May 6th, 2015

I’ve gotta admit… I had a pretty “cool” mom and I wasn’t really the rebellious type. So other than a few icky pre-teen and teen moments that are typical of any budding young woman, we’ve always gotten along and been the best of friends.

I, am, becoming, my, mother,

Walking for hope

May 6th, 2015

Ten years ago, Geneviève Dumont was a leisure technician at Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. She also worked for the city of St-Laurent and actively practiced karate and downhill skiing.

Walking, for, hope, , Annual, event, shines, the, light, on, MS

Acknowledging Mother’s Day

May 6th, 2015

Below are some emails that were sent to me recently by readers — old jokes that can be easily found on the Web — that I thought would be just right for this Sunday.

Acknowledging, Mother’s, Day,

The spirit of Dora lives on

May 6th, 2015

Even though it’s been more than 12 years since Dora Wasserman passed away, her memory is alive and well at the Segal Centre where the tradition of Yiddish theatre that she established continues to flourish.

The, spirit, of, Dora, lives, on, Play, and, gala, honours, legacy, of, Yiddish, Theatre, founder,

West Island paddlers looking for survivors and ‘thrivers’

May 6th, 2015

The West Island Dragon Boat Club is looking for a few good women from a specific demographic. The club, which was formed in 2003, is made up of breast cancer survivors who now not only share a common past but a positive outlook on life after treatment.

West, Island, paddlers, looking, , for, survivors, and, ‘thrivers’,

Fit to be tied launches Lakeshore’s PLSQ voyage

May 6th, 2015

The start of every season provides teams with hopes and aspirations.

Fit, to, be, tied, launches, Lakeshore’s, PLSQ, voyage, MRO, 0, |, Lakeshore, 0

Alouettes and Tim Horton’s celebrate youth football

May 6th, 2015

The Montreal Alouettes presented the third edition of the Tim Horton’s All-Star Game on their home-turf at McGill’s Molson Stadium.

Alouettes, and, Tim, Horton’s, celebrate, youth, football,

Laval’s Sigouin awarded Quebec Foundation bursary

May 6th, 2015

This past winter was particularly long and harsh but that didn’t stop Maude Sigouin from practicing her softball skills. Sigouin is one of the more promising young players in the country and pursuing goals of someday playing for Canada means training all year round.

Laval’s, Sigouin, awarded, Quebec, Foundation, bursary, Ath

Noelle Hannibal's CHESS in Concert plays before a standing room only crowd

May 1st, 2015

Montreal does not get a lot of really good musical productions. So when I heard that In The Wings Promotions would be presenting Highlights From CHESS In Concert at La Vitrola on St. Laurent Boulevard I was anxious to see (and hear) it in person.

Noelle, Hannibal's, CHESS, in, Concert, plays, before, a, standing, room, only, crowd,

The triumphs and travesties of public domain music

May 1st, 2015

Did you know that Elvis Presley recorded 2,222 albums, and 65,115 songs? Or that jazz vocal queen Ella Fitzgerald recorded 2,358 albums and 66,341 songs? I know that artists of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s were prolific, but this is really amazing!

The, triumphs, , and, travesties, , of, public, domain, music,

Foods to beat spring allergies

May 1st, 2015

Although the weather is not our usual spring sunshine and warm temperatures, allergy season is in full swing. Some people have asthma, runny nose, congestion as well as watery and itchy eyes. Here are my top foods to beat spring allergies.

Foods, to, beat, , spring, allergies,

Old Faithful vs New and Improved

May 1st, 2015

I ask myself this question all the time — Is old faithful more dependable and reliable than the new and improved?

Old, Faithful, vs, , New, and, Improved,

All That Glitters Gala for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

May 1st, 2015

There are a lot of highlights to talk about from the 13th annual All That Glitters Gala for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada ( I attended last Monday evening at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

All, That, Glitters, Gala, for, , Crohn’s, and, Colitis, Canada,

EMSB Council withdraws support

April 29th, 2015

A move by the Central Parents Committee of the English Montreal School Board signals a rift between parent representatives and most of the council.

EMSB, Council, withdraws, support, , Unprecedented, survey, coming

A celebration of freedom and hope

April 29th, 2015

Thousands upon thousands of Montrealers filled the streets of downtown Montreal last Thursday in a joyous outpouring saluting one of Canada's staunchest allies - the State of Israel - on its 67th anniversary of nationhood. People of all cultures and creeds came together in a festive mood to show their support of a sister democracy which has flourished against all odds.

The Suburban, Joel Goldenberg, Beryl Wajsman, Israel, Independence Day, rally, downtown Montreal, Stephen Harper, Ziv Nevo Kulman

Living on $40 a day

April 29th, 2015

At 79 years old, Kathleen Brown keeps a neat and orderly apartment with all the usual details that includes lots of pictures of both her children and her grandchildren on the refrigerator along with the local grocery-store’s Christmas holiday calendar on the kitchen wall.

Living, on, $40, a, day, Pension, system, fails

Libman vs Housefather

April 29th, 2015

Côte St. Luc residents were deprived of an anticipated battle royale for that city’s mayoralty in 2005, when then-mayor Robert Libman decided not to run for re-election against then-councillor Anthony Housefather.

Libman, vs, Housefather, The, race, for, Mount, Royal, is, on

The Armenian Genocide: 100 years later

April 29th, 2015

Last Friday marked the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Those two words, “Armenian Genocide,” are usually not capitalized, except in the minds and hearts of its survivors. Very few are alive today. But for their descendants around the world, the Armenian Genocide is a rallying cry for more than remembrance.

The, Armenian, Genocide:, 100, years, later,


April 29th, 2015

The dangerous 5-way intersection where Decarie and de Maisonneuve Blvds. meet Upper Lachine road should have been reconstructed years ago when first planning and later excavating for the new MUHC hospital.


Habs OK

April 29th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Montreal, Canadiens, hockey, playoffs, cartoon, thumbs up, win

Why it matters to us all

April 29th, 2015

Last Thursday, at 11 in the morning, thousands of Montrealers of all faiths and backgrounds braved the inclement weather and marched from Phillips Square to Place des Arts to celebrate Israel’s independence.

Why, it, matters, to, us, all, Last, week's, Israel, Rally

PJF Centre open to Vaudreuil-Soulanges families

April 29th, 2015

With two successful Prenatal and Family Fairs under their belt, the dedicated team behind the family-friendly initiative is focused on developing their brand-new centre. The non-profit Prenatal and Young Family Centre (PJF Centre) in Vaudreuil-Dorion opened early in 2015 and already has 18 professionals on staff to support the needs of families and children in the area.

PJF, Centre, open, to, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, families,

VSPCR celebrates 10 years at Bourassa Boyer Walk

April 29th, 2015

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation is sending out one last invitation to the community for their annual Bourassa Boyer Walk. The walk is this Sunday, May 3 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Maison Valois Park on St. Charles Avenue in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

VSPCR, celebrates, 10, years, at, Bourassa, Boyer, Walk,

Tristan William’s hands of hope brings community to its feet

April 29th, 2015

More than $1.2 million in funds were distributed by West Island Community Shares (WICS) last Tuesday, April 21, at the Salle Pauline Julien, to 40 local charities serving the West Island two more than last year. WICS managed to maintain the level of funding to community groups they support which represents, on average, 12 percent of a community group’s operational budget.

Tristan, William’s, hands, of, hope, brings, community, to, its, feet,

Grassroots wants light rail project true to original vision

April 29th, 2015

The possibility of the AMT being dissolved by the provincial government doesn't trouble Train de l'Ouest co-founder and former Lac St. Louis MP Clifford Lincoln. He is not concerned that it will affect the outcome of the light rail commuter project.

Grassroots, wants, light, rail, project, true, to, original, vision,

Beaconsfield council slams door on recording of proceedings

April 29th, 2015

Mayor Georges Bourelle cracked down on citizens’ conduct at Beaconsfield’s April 27 public city council meeting.
While cities like Montreal, Laval, Pierrefonds and Pointe Claire have moved to allow residents to view council proceedings live via the internet in webcast broadcasts, Beaconsfield is heading in the opposite direction.

Beaconsfield, council, slams, door, on, recording, of, proceedings, Bourelle:, Even, if, you, ask, permission,, I, will, not, allow, it

Police transported 36 donor organs in 2014

April 29th, 2015

Last year, Laval’s finest carried three-dozen organs from human donors to surgeons in other cities waiting to implant the organs into waiting recipients.

Police, transported, 36, donor, organs, in, 2014,

Lyme disease spreading as ticks cross border

April 29th, 2015

It’s Lyme disease season again. Bacteria-bearing ticks that have followed warmer climes north have carried Lyme disease across the United States border into Canada.

Lyme, disease, spreading, as, ticks, cross, border,

Emerald Ash Borer leaves no leaf unturned

April 29th, 2015

As part of Laval’s strategy to combat the current ash tree crisis, a public information session on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was held on April 23, at Pavillon du Boisé Papineau on St. Martin.

Emerald, Ash, Borer, leaves, no, leaf, unturned,

Council replaces Vaillancourt-era artwork

April 29th, 2015

Art has triumphed over the personalities that formerly adorned the walls of Laval city council chamber.

Council, replaces, Vaillancourt-era, artwork, Galati:, “Sets, our, council, in, a, different, light”

Quebec transfers mass transit taxing to cities

April 29th, 2015

Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poëti met with metropolitan mayors in Montreal, at 3 p.m., April 24, to tell them that Quebec intends to transfer tax authority for mass transit from the province to the region’s cities.

Quebec, , transfers, mass, transit, taxing, to, cities,

Shattering the stigma of mental illness with music

April 29th, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, Paradis Urbain will present a performance by the Me2 Orchestra, the world’s only classical music orchestra created for and featuring individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them. The show will take place at Concordia University’s DB Clarke Theatre (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.).

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Paradis Urbain, Me2 Orchestra, conductor, Ronald Braunstein, Montreal, Donald Berman, UP House, Caroline Whiddon

A confluence of theatre, dance and poetry

April 29th, 2015

When celebrated Canadian dancer Margie Gillis and noted American actor Elizabeth Parrish come to the Centaur Theatre from May 6 to 9 to perform their new production, Bulletins from Immortality, there will be a third woman central to the piece who, for obvious reasons, will not be there in person.

The Suburban, Walter Lyng, Walter J Lyng, Canadian, dancer, Margie Gillis, Elizabeth Parrish, dance, Randal Newman, Paola Styron, Bulletins from Immortality, Centaur, theatre

Centaur closes season with a uniquely Montreal tale

April 29th, 2015

The Centaur Theatre closes its 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the Mile End-centric Triplex Nervosa. The new play by Marianne Ackerman proves that life as a starving artist isn’t for everyone, least of all landowners. The production demonstrates what happens when tenants get too close to home, money is tight and spirits cannot be put to rest.

The Suburban, Sara King-Abadi, Triplex Nervosa, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, play, Centaur, theatre, Montreal, Cat Lemieux, Daniel Brochu, Marianne Ackerman

Coffee: good or bad?

April 29th, 2015

I’ve heard so much confusion surrounding coffee. Is drinking coffee a good thing or a bad thing?

The Suburban, Tracy Satov, health, food, nutrition, coffee, Montreal

Spilling the beans about coffee

April 29th, 2015

News item: The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday morning, April 18, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Christoforetti has been stuck with instant coffee since her mission began in November.

The Suburban, column, Bernard Mendelman, humour, Montreal, coffee

Tiffany Lagarde’s aggressive style serves her well

April 29th, 2015

Since the moment when she first picked up a tennis racket Laval’s Tiffany Lagarde has earned a reputation as an aggressive, determined player with loads of potential.

The Suburban, Mike Hickey, Tiffany Lagarde, National Bank, Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, tennis, Montreal, Laval

Just for Kids Hockey Challenge to drop the puck on third edition

April 29th, 2015

On May 9, a dozen teams will compete in the third annual “Just for Kids” Foundation Hockey Challenge which will take place at Evolution Ice in Dorval.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, Just for Kids, Foundation, Hockey, Challenge, Montreal, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Back-to-back TELUS Cup silvers for Grenadiers

April 29th, 2015

At the 2014 TELUS Cup the Chateauguay Grenadiers and Toronto Young Nationals both were vying for a spot in the gold game.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, hockey, Chateauguay Grenadiers, Toronto Young Nationals, Midget AAA, Canadian, championship, TELUS Cup, coach, Steve Hartley

Griffons defeat Fabrose on home turf

April 29th, 2015

The U14 boys’ MRO Griffons defended their home turf 4-1 against the visiting Fabrose Saturday in TMR.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, U14, boys, MRO Griffons, Fabrose, soccer, coach Remy Durand, Montreal, Mohamed Lakehal

John Abbott looks for new women’s hockey coach

April 29th, 2015

Following the departure of longtime hockey coach Hank Binning, John Abbott College is looking for a dynamic leader who is committed to guide the Lady Islander hockey program as they continue to compete in the Reseau Sport Étudiant de Québec (RSEQ) Division 1 league.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, hockey, coach, Hank Binning, John Abbott, College, Montreal, Lady Islanders, RSEQ, CEGEP

Lakeshore blanks Dorval in LSEQ play

April 29th, 2015

The Lakeshore U15 girls soccer team is coming off an excellent 2014 season in which they won a provincial championship, followed up with a bronze medal at the National Championships and was named Team of the Year by the Quebec Soccer Federation.

The Suburban, Mike Hickey, Lakeshore, U15, girls, soccer, Smiley Field, Kirkland, Montreal, coach, Steve Donaldson

Former Maroon Bill Campbell enters the QMJHL Hall of Fame

April 23rd, 2015

Snowdon’s Bill Campbell has been enshrined in the QMJHL’s Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015 inductees in a ceremony held Wednesday, April 8 at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Campbell, Martin Brodeur and Martin Gélinas were inducted in the player category while Montreal Canadiens’ coach Michel Therrien and the late Jean Rougeau entered the Hall in the builder category.

Former, Maroon, Bill, Campbell, enters, the, QMJHL, Hall, of, Fame,


April 23rd, 2015

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced Wednesday the eight finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards. The BLG Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.


23rd Annual BLG Awards: CIS athlete of the year nominees announced

April 23rd, 2015

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced Wednesday the eight finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards.

23rd, Annual, BLG, Awards:, CIS, athlete, of, the, year, nominees, announced,

McGill Redmen football quartet headed for CFL prospects game at CIS East-West Bowl

April 23rd, 2015

OTTAWA – Four football players from McGill University are among the players announced Monday to participate in the 13th annual East-West Bowl, a CIS football prospects game set for Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal.

McGill, Redmen, football, quartet, headed, for, CFL, prospects, game, at, CIS, East-West, Bowl,

Old school with the old timers

April 23rd, 2015

The Pointe Claire Oldtimers were at it again.

Old, school, with, the, old, timers,

Premier Couillard addresses Holocaust commemoration

April 22nd, 2015

A large audience gathered at Côte St. Luc’s Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Synagogue last Wednesday for the annual Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre’s commemoration of the Holocaust.

Premier, Couillard, addresses, Holocaust, commemoration, Community, remembers, 70th, anniversary, of, concentration, camp, liberations

Anglo boards take double hit

April 22nd, 2015

English schools got hit with a double-whammy this spring.

Anglo, boards, take, double, hit, Scrapping, elections, called, “unacceptable”

CDN/NDG Borough opposes provincial Mount Royal–Outremont riding merger

April 22nd, 2015

Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce wants the provincial ridings on its territory to stay right where they are.

CDN/NDG, Borough, opposes, provincial, Mount, Royal–Outremont, riding, merger,

CSL asked to urge renewal of federal social housing subsidies

April 22nd, 2015

Côte St. Luc council was asked by a representative of Project Genesis to pass a resolution urging the federal government to renew and restore subsidies for social housing.

CSL, asked, to, urge, renewal, of, federal, social, housing, subsidies,

Mount Royal Conservatives: meet your candidates

April 22nd, 2015

This Sunday, members of the Mount Royal Federal Conservative Riding Association will be voting to select their candidate for the forthcoming federal election.

Mount, Royal, Conservatives:, meet, your, candidates,


April 22nd, 2015

In a figure released by the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS) last fall, the English Montreal School Board was shown to have recorded the highest success (graduation) rate in the entire province of Quebec among public school boards.


Time for a history lesson on Quebec

April 22nd, 2015

It is not even an election year, but the leadership contest in the Parti Québécois has produced some strident rhetoric and strange outbursts. Particularly from Pierre Karl Péladeau. We take the liberty this week to offer some history and perspective to the prospective candidates.

Time, for, a, history, lesson, on, Quebec,

Playoff clichés

April 22nd, 2015

Playoff, clichés,

Cookies sales and community funding for Jessika

April 22nd, 2015

This time around, the Parry family is making some headway with their campaign to see daughter Jessika in a bath tailored to her special needs.

Cookies, sales, and, community, funding, for, Jessika,

Rogue Runners donate to NOVA

April 22nd, 2015

A West Island running and walking group called the Rogue Runners presented a cheque for $665 to Marie-France Juneau during breakfast at Homestyles Restaurant in Beaconsfield last weekend.

Rogue, Runners, donate, to, NOVA,

Supreme Court asked to rule in billion-dollar toxic cloud case

April 22nd, 2015

More than a decade after a cloud of toxic sulphur trioxide drifted across Montreal, lawyers have gone to Supreme Court of Canada to seek justice.

Supreme, Court, asked, to, rule, in, billion-dollar, toxic, cloud, case,

Pavone: “Writing is on the wall for English schools”

April 22nd, 2015

Crushed between declining demographics and Quebec’s language laws, the province’s English school boards foresee a future filled with irreversible decline.

Pavone:, “Writing, is, on, the, wall, for, English, schools”, Public, schools, reverse, flight, to, private, sector

​Cloverdale residents in peril

April 22nd, 2015

Blake S. is 58 years old

​Cloverdale, residents, in, peril,

Laval environmental council meets on EAB crisis

April 22nd, 2015

The Laval Regional Environmental Council (ERC) will hold a roundtable on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), April 23. The exercise will be held during Earth Week to review the ash tree crisis on Ile de Jésus.

Laval, environmental, council, meets, on, EAB, crisis,

Annual used book sale expects 50,000 volumes

April 22nd, 2015

Tons of used books will be sold at the annual Laval libraries’ huge sale at the Cartier Arena at Montée Major in Laval des Rapides. The popular event offers books, magazines, CDs, DVDs at $3 a kilo, so bring your bags and boxes.

Annual, used, book, sale, expects, 50,000, volumes,

Anti-corruption hotline callers can remain anonymous

April 22nd, 2015

Anyone who calls Laval's new anti-corruption hotline can remain anonymous if they choose.

Anti-corruption, hotline, callers, can, remain, anonymous,

Two children rescued from Laval fire

April 22nd, 2015

Laval firefighters were able to save boys of 2 and 4 years old from a fire last Wednesday morning in Pont-Viau.

Two, children, rescued, from, Laval, fire,

37 positions cut from health agency administration in Laval

April 22nd, 2015

Quebec’s new health organizations went into effect on April 1 and will lead to 37 job cuts in upper and intermediate level management in Laval.

37, positions, cut, from, health, agency, administration, in, Laval,

Atom BB Cobras claim Dodge Cup gold

April 22nd, 2015

The Laval Cobras atom BB’s are the top team in their category in Quebec after winning the championship match of the Dodge Cup 3-1 over the Laurentides-Lanaudiere Concordes Sunday afternoon at the Centre Sportif Ande Dube in Senneterre.

Atom, BB, Cobras, claim, Dodge, Cup, gold,

Montreal organization helps children in Africa

April 22nd, 2015

Marilyn Rossner returned recently from South Africa, where each December for the last 18 years, the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences has been helping caregivers who provide shelter for abandoned, abused, homeless and sick children.

Montreal, organization, helps, children, in, Africa,

LAA and NOVA WI team up once more for spring event

April 22nd, 2015

The Lakeshore Association of Artists will again be sponsoring NOVA West Island Spring Exhibition, donating one third of the proceeds to the community-based health care organization. This year’s show will be held on April 25 and 26 at Fritz Farm, (20477 Lakeshore Rd. in Baie d’Urfé).

LAA, and, NOVA, WI, team, up, once, more, for, spring, event,

Fetchez la vache!

April 22nd, 2015

Visual artist Carole Lessard, who paints unique and light-hearted cow portraits, will have her work featured in a solo exhibit called A la Vache. More than 40 canvases will be on display, including Charlotte, a life-sized cow appropriately placed in front of the museum to welcome all visitors.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Carole Lessard, cow, cows, paintings, artist, exhibit, A la Vache, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Musée Regional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Coteau-du-Lac

David Usher on unlocking and reigniting one’s creativity

April 22nd, 2015

As a musician, David Usher has sold more than 1.4 million albums, won four Juno Awards, toured the world as the frontman for the ’90s alternative rock band, Moist, and as a Montreal-based solo artist, has seven more albums under his belt.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, David Usher, Moist, CloudID, Creativity Labs, creativity, Let the Elephants Run, book, author, Montreal, House of Anansi, Press

Book examines 48 hours in the life of John F. Kennedy

April 22nd, 2015

More than a half century after his death, John F. Kennedy remains one of the most celebrated leaders of all time and countless volumes have already been written about the life and times of the man who spent 1,036 days as president of the United States.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Andrew Cohen, JFK, John F Kennedy, Two Days in June, book, author, civil rights, nuclear, war, speech, history, president, Robert Drew, Crisis, Behind a Presidential Commitment, documentary, film

Comedy and history merge at Segal

April 22nd, 2015

What is art? Then again, how important are politics, literature, revolution and —here’s the big one — taste. These questions and many more are definitely not answered in the Segal Centre’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, but you’ll be so glad they raised them.

Comedy, and, history, , merge, at, Segal, Travesties, running, until, May, 3

FIFA celebrate National Volunteer Week

April 22nd, 2015

Volunteers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 celebrated National Volunteer Week at Adidas locations in Montreal and Vancouver marking the 50-day countdown to the Opening Match between Canada and China PR in Edmonton on June 6.

FIFA, celebrate, National, Volunteer, Week,

Harrison Watt receives National Bank bursary

April 22nd, 2015

Time management is a key component for any elite student-athlete and no one demonstrates that reality better then Beaconsfield’s Harrison Watt.

Harrison, Watt, receives, National, Bank, bursary, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Old school with the old timers

April 22nd, 2015

The Pointe Claire Oldtimers were at it again.

Old, school, with, , the, old, timers,

Lac squads bow on semifinal Sunday of Dodge Cup

April 22nd, 2015

A handful of Lac St. Louis teams battled their way to the Dodge Cup semifinals last Sunday in the Laval and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions of the province, putting the squads one victory away from the gold medal final. It was not to be on that day as the five LSL region reps fell at the hands of their opponents.

Lac, squads, bow, on, semifinal, , Sunday, of, Dodge, Cup,

Former Maroon Bill Campbell enters the QMJHL Hall of Fame

April 22nd, 2015

Snowdon’s Bill Campbell has been enshrined in the QMJHL’s Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2015 inductees in a ceremony held Wednesday, April 8 at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Campbell, Martin Brodeur and Martin Gélinas were inducted in the player category while Montreal Canadiens’ coach Michel Therrien and the late Jean Rougeau entered the Hall in the builder category.

Former, Maroon, Bill, Campbell, enters, the, QMJHL, Hall, of, Fame,

Library still the jewel of Cote-Saint-Luc

April 17th, 2015

The Eleanor London Cote-Saint-Luc Public Library is the jewel of Cote-Saint-Luc. The cherished library has free membership and programs such as book clubs, book sales, lectures, concerts and galleries.

Library, still, the, jewel, of, Cote-Saint-Luc,

Year One: The Beatles

April 17th, 2015

One of the advantages of downloading songs is that you can create your own album if you don’t like what was officially released.

Year, One:, The, Beatles,

Is drinking coffee a good thing or a bad thing?

April 17th, 2015

Question: I’ve heard so much confusion surrounding coffee. Is drinking coffee a good thing or a bad thing?

Is, drinking, coffee, a, good, thing, or, a, bad, thing?, ,

In our moments of crisis, we may find our life calling

April 17th, 2015

Part of my work in helping people find and attract their soul mate match includes helping people find their life calling. Once a person knows what their calling in life is, it dictates their lifestyles, reflects their personal core values, and makes it much easier to figure out the kind of person they should seek out for a serious relationship.

In, our, moments, of, crisis,, we, may, find, our, life, calling,

Batshaw Centres enter a new phase in their history

April 17th, 2015

The Batshaw Centres Foundation, which provides direct support to clients of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, held its fifth annual Cocktail Challenge at the Parisian Laundry art gallery recently. More than 300 people were in attendance, generating about $50,000 to help fund the Foundation’s programs.

Batshaw, Centres, enter, a, new, phase, in, their, history, ,

IKEA offers English-language flyers on request

April 15th, 2015

IKEA has had a partial change of heart regarding its policy of sending out French-only flyers and catalogues to Quebec residents.

IKEA, offers, English-language, flyers, on, request, Still, not, acceptable:, Staviss

Abe Pinchuk’s Holocaust painting on display in Cummings House lobby

April 15th, 2015

Local artist Abe Pinchuk’s 4x8 foot triptych #777835 Defied the Nazi Final Solution is on view in the Cummings House lobby until April 28.

Abe, Pinchuk’s, Holocaust, painting, on, display, in, Cummings, House, lobby,

A 100th birthday medal

April 15th, 2015

David Fisherman, a resident of Caldwell Residences, accepts a medal from Russian Federation Consul General Yury Bedzhanyan.

A, 100th, birthday, medal,

Human rights case ends up in Superior Court

April 15th, 2015

Despite its own mission statement and responsibility to enforce Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, six Filipino women along with PINAY — the Filipino Women’s organization in Quebec — are presently suing Quebec’s Human Rights Commission (along with a separate estate) for a judicial review of a previous decision that was the result of the commission’s own alleged negligence that effectively violated the women’s charter rights.

Human, rights, case, ends, up, in, Superior, Court,

Matthew is back!

April 15th, 2015

Last week on Facebook, those who followed the Saving Matthew campaign all breathed a sigh of relief and even shed a few tears when Matthew posted “I’m back everyone.”

Matthew, is, back!, Crowd, funding, ‘Save, Matthew’, campaign, has, a, happy, ending


April 15th, 2015

Beryl Wajsman’s “On civil conservatism” was a most articulate exposition of very principled beliefs.


Student protesters

April 15th, 2015

Student, protesters,

No rights without responsibilities

April 15th, 2015

“The thugs want rights without responsibility. They propose anarchy in place of liberty. And too many among us are too scared of being labeled politically incorrect to state that truth. Liberty does not imply license. It demands courage and resolve in its defense, for no free society can stand if it succumbs under the weight of the twin yokes of fear and impotence.”

No, rights, without, responsibilities,

Second Family Fair of Vaudreuil-Soulanges

April 15th, 2015

For the second year in a row, the Prenatal and Young Family Fair of Vaudreuil-Soulanges will bring together local merchants and families under one roof.

Second, Family, Fair, of, Vaudreuil-Soulanges,

Poetry blooms on Twigs and Leaves stage

April 15th, 2015

A little bit of open mic poetry has turned into a creative boon for Ste. Anne de Bellevue artists. The small town has undergone a slow but steady cultural renaissance over the past few years, thanks in part to investments on rue Ste. Anne and a steady flow of college students.

Poetry, blooms, on, Twigs, and, Leaves, stage,

Empty Bowls to be filled for first time on the West Island

April 15th, 2015

The Bread Basket, a not-for-profit organization, which supports community kitchens and food programs in the West Island, will benefit from the first Empty Bowls event to be held on the West Island.

Empty, Bowls, to, be, filled, for, first, time, on, the, West, Island,

Could you live on $1.75 a day?

April 15th, 2015

Do you think it is possible to eat and drink for only $1.75 a day?

Could, you, live, on, $1.75, a, day?, LBTL, would, like, you, to, try, for, charity

West Island CLD promotes e-commerce

April 15th, 2015

More than 100 West Island area companies took part in a recent conference focusing on e-commerce. The event was organized and hosted by the West Island CLD (Développement Économique West-Island).

West, Island, CLD, promotes, e-commerce,

City to absorb Technopole staff

April 15th, 2015

Most of the employees who work for the city’s business promotion agency will soon become civil servants, executive committee chairman David De Cotis told The Suburban.

City, to, absorb, Technopole, staff, Expo, centre, mooted

Laval parents visit patients for volunteer week

April 15th, 2015

Alesia’s Magnolias founders visited the fruits of four years of fundraising just in time for volunteer appreciation week. It was with pride that Sheyda Senoglu and her husband Vasilios Karidogiannis posted the video of the patient room at the new MUHC super hospital named after their daughter Alesia. 

Laval, parents, visit, patients, for, volunteer, week,

Vaillancourt hearings commence

April 15th, 2015

Gilles Vaillancourt appeared in court, April 7, in the wake of accusations of wrongdoing at city hall, two-and-a-half years after police raided city hall, his homes and safety deposit boxes.

Vaillancourt, hearings, commence,

See the child, not the autism

April 15th, 2015

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board chair Jennifer Maccarone is the mother of two autistic children Samuel, 14, and Bianca, 12. In an interview with The Suburban, she talked publicly for the first time about how their upbringing has transformed them – and her – for the better.

See, the, child,, not, the, autism,

Teen Islamists foment fellow Canadian youth from abroad

April 15th, 2015

Six Montreal and Laval teens who left Canada, Jan. 16, to join Middle East militants, are already sowing seeds of violence here at home.

Teen, Islamists, foment, fellow, Canadian, youth, from, abroad,

Behind every event there’s a conspiracy theory

April 15th, 2015

As I continue to await news of what really happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, I’ve heard all sorts of conspiracy theories.

Behind, every, event, , there’s, a, conspiracy, theory,

Film Festival welcomes master of stop-motion animation

April 15th, 2015

In an animator’s world everything can live, and the laws of time and gravity are of no consequence.

Film, Festival, welcomes, , master, of, stop-motion, animation, Co, Hoedeman, at, Animaze

Hairspray coming to Côte St. Luc

April 15th, 2015

Audiences should expect a rollicking retro-oriented time at the Côte St. Luc Dramatic Society’s (CSLDS) latest production, Hairspray.

Hairspray, coming, to, Côte, St., Luc,

The Armenian Genocide remembered

April 15th, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, a show entitled Lousnak and the Cry of the Crane will take place at La Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent Blvd.) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Armenian Genocide.

The, Armenian, , Genocide, remembered, Singer, Lousnak, organizes, multidisciplinary, show

Randy Bachman goes full circle

April 15th, 2015

Randy Bachman is set to perform tomorrow night, April 16, at The Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, not with Burton Cummings or Fred Turner, but with two seasoned female musicians with whom he claims to have re-captured the spirit of late ‘60s blues-rock. The trio, composed of Bachman along with drummer Dale Anne Brendon and bassist Anna Ruddick, recorded the album Heavy Blues as an homage to what he refers to as the third “big wave of music.”

Randy, Bachman, goes, full, circle, New, Heavy, Blues, album, harkens, back, to, recording, days, of, old

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

April 15th, 2015

Volunteer West Island (VWI), in conjunction with Volunteer Canada, is celebrating Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2015, April 12-18.

Celebrating, National, Volunteer, Week, ,

MRO Atom A be-Devil the competition

April 15th, 2015

The MRO Atom A Devils can celebrate and savour a highlight reel season following the 2014-15 campaign.

MRO, Atom, A, be-Devil, , the, competition, ,

McGill athletes recognized at 38th annual gala

April 15th, 2015

Hockey player Cedric McNicoll of Boucherville, Que., and basketball star Mariam Sylla of Pierrefonds, were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 38th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the EVO Montreal student residence, Thursday evening.

McGill, athletes, recognized, at, 38th, annual, gala,

Jaguars hunt down le Coupe de Montreal

April 15th, 2015

The Midget A NDG Jaguars enjoyed an exceptional post-season run to claim the 2015 Coupe de Montréal. The Jags went a perfect 5-0 in the playdowns, which culminated with a 5-0 win in the final against the Harfangs of Fédération de l’est. The Jaguars celebrated mission accomplished to the plan set forward from the beginning of the campaign, to hoist the Coupe de Montreal.

Jaguars, hunt, down, , le, Coupe, de, Montreal,

FIFA Women’s World Cup launches tour at Fairview

April 15th, 2015

Local representatives celebrated the arrival of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola in Montreal.

FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, launches, tour, , at, Fairview,

Olivia Chamandy at home on the high diving board

April 15th, 2015

Westmount’s Olivia Chamandy’s goal of someday representing Canada at the Summer Olympic Games received a boost recently when she was one of 36 student-athletes who were recognized by the National Bank and the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Olivia, Chamandy, at, home, on, the, high, diving, board, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Cascades Provides $65,000 in Bursaries to 18 Student-Athletes

April 10th, 2015

Mr. Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades, unveiled  the names of the 18 recipients of the 2015 Cascades Bursary Program.

Cascades, Provides, $65,000, in, Bursaries, to, 18, Student-Athletes,

Groulx appointed offensive coordinator of McGill football team

April 10th, 2015

Benoit Groulx has been appointed as offensive coordinator of the McGill University football team. The 30-year-old native of Montreal was elevated from his spot as quarterbacks coach, which he has handled at McGill since last season.

Groulx, appointed, offensive, coordinator, of, McGill, football, team,

Canadiens’ family loses two cherished members

April 10th, 2015

It has been a tough few months for the Montreal Canadiens’ family as over the course of last weekend two cherished members passed away. First Elmer Lach, a Hockey Hall of Fame member who won the Hart Trophy in 1945 while centering the famous “Punch Line” with Maurice Richard and Toe Blake, and helped the Habs win the Stanley Cup three times, died Saturday at age 97. Then Dollard St. Laurent, who won five Stanley Cups as a defenceman for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks passed away on Monday in Beloeil, at the age of 85.

Canadiens’, family, loses, two, cherished, members,

Davidson named team MVP as five seniors feted at McGill Martlets hockey awards gala

April 10th, 2015

Gabrielle Davidson of Pte. Claire, Que., came away with two trophies at the McGill women's hockey awards gala, held at McConnell Arena's Alumni Lounge, Wednesday.

Davidson, named, team, MVP, as, five, seniors, feted, at, McGill, Martlets, hockey, awards, gala,

Riverdale plays host to Bermudian basketball team

April 10th, 2015

Riverdale High School has a long and storied basketball history and that tradition was the driving force behind a recently-held exhibition game between the Spartans Midget Girls team and a touring team from Bermuda. The two teams met last Thursday in a contest that was described as a fun event in which two different cultures came together on the Pierrefonds campus.

Riverdale, plays, host, to, Bermudian, basketball, team,

The Council on Palliative Care presents three free workshops

April 8th, 2015

On Monday, April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. — What you wanted to know about hospitals and were too afraid to ask — with Dr. Eugene Bereza MD: Family physician & fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics.

The, Council, on, , Palliative, Care, , presents, three, , free, workshops,

Jacob Tierney jumps from screen to stage with Travesties

April 8th, 2015

Jacob Tierney, the local filmmaker behind projects such as The Trotsky and Good Neighbours, is currently wrapping up rehearsals on the Segal Centre’s upcoming production of Travesties — his first outing as a stage director. Set to run from April 12 to May 3, the play presented to Tierney a chance to work within different parameters than he’s become used to.

Jacob, Tierney, jumps, from, screen, to, stage, with, Travesties,

How Pope Benedict celebrated Easter and Passover

April 8th, 2015

Popes, when elected, are expected to keep the job for the rest of their life. When Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger) resigned two years ago he was the first to do so in 600 years. Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) recently announced that he also might retire in a couple of years.

How, Pope, Benedict, celebrated, Easter, and, Passover,

Gino Vannelli returns to Rialto

April 8th, 2015

Montreal-born, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli will return to perform at the Rialto Theatre on April 17 and 18.

Gino, Vannelli, returns, to, Rialto,

Lost and found

April 8th, 2015

Your pet is missing.

Lost, and, found,

Nicaise Muamba eyes professional tennis career

April 8th, 2015

Nicaise Muamba is a young, talented tennis player whose on-court abilities have opened many doors to the Laval youngster including scholarship offers to American universities. However the 14-year-old high school student has his focus on one goal, to play professional.

Nicaise, Muamba, eyes, professional, tennis, career,

Riverdale plays host to Bermudian basketball team

April 8th, 2015

Riverdale High School has a long and storied basketball history and that tradition was the driving force behind a recently-held exhibition game between the Spartans Midget Girls team and a touring team from Bermuda. The two teams met last Thursday in a contest that was described as a fun event in which two different cultures came together on the Pierrefonds campus.

Riverdale, plays, host, to, Bermudian, basketball, team,

‘Scoop’ meets Dorval Pick-Up baseball kids

April 8th, 2015

Last Saturday evening at Dorval’s Sarto Desnoyer Centre the Expos Fanfest held a variety of sessions for those in attendance. One was an autograph session with former Expo first baseman Al “Scoop” Oliver seen here with members of the Dorval Pick-Up Baseball program. Oliver was signing with a mission as donations to receive his signature were going toward the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.

‘Scoop’, meets, Dorval, , Pick-Up, baseball, kids,

Canadiens’ family loses two cherished members

April 8th, 2015

It has been a tough few months for the Montreal Canadiens’ family as over the course of last weekend two cherished members passed away.

Canadiens’, family, , loses, two, cherished, members,

Chateauguay ends Lac St. Louis playoff run

April 8th, 2015

The Chateauguay Grenandiers are headed to the TELUS Cup while Lac St. Louis’ magical playoff run has come to an end. The Grenandiers completed their four-game sweep over the Lions Saturday night with a 6-2 win at the Dollard Civic Center.

Chateauguay, ends, Lac, St., Louis, playoff, run,

Reds and Jays turn up the heat for baseball’s return

April 8th, 2015

Last weekend’s hugely successful pair of Blue Jay exhibition games against the Cincinnati Reds whet the appetites of Montreal baseball fans for the return of Major League Baseball to the city on a more permanent basis.

Reds, and, Jays, turn, up, the, heat, for, baseball’s, return, LaSalle, 2, |, St., Laurent, 1

IKEA sticking to French-only mailouts

April 8th, 2015

This is the latest 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, a lawyer, and Côte St. Luc Councillor Ruth Kovac.

IKEA, sticking, to, French-only mailouts,

Austrian intern helps educate Montrealers about genocide

April 8th, 2015

In Austria, it is compulsory for citizens to give back to their country. For most, that means national military service. But others can choose alternative ways of contributing to society, such as driving ambulances or helping senior citizens.

Austrian, intern, helps, educate Montrealers about, genocide,

Local residents challenge TMR shopping centre plan

April 8th, 2015

As a result of an open letter that has already been distributed to the local media, several TMR residents are presently beginning to have their doubts about the leaks that revealed a local promoter’s plan to build a massive new commercial shopping centre in the town’s industrial park located immediately to the west of the Décarie Expressway.

Local, residents, challenge, TMR, shopping, centre, plan,

It was a joke, folks...

April 8th, 2015

Last week our paper came out on April Fool’s Day. We ran a front page story and an accompanying sidebar on the possible closure of Montreal’s main airport in June and July. The reason we chose this theme, was that it highlighted three important issues.

It, was, a, joke,, folks...,

Montreal potholes

April 8th, 2015

Montreal, potholes,

On civil conservatism

April 8th, 2015

There are core beliefs of personal civil conservatism that drive my social activism and journalistic advocacy. Foremost amongst them is my concern that many of the approaches of  today’s inappropriately named liberalism have supported the proposition that the state has an undisputed authority to impose a framework of imperatives that not only delineate and define how we should live but who we should be.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, civil conservatism, liberalism, social engineering


April 8th, 2015

Robinson, Sheppard, Shapiro, one of Montreal's premier law firms serving Montreal for almost a century, responded to our story and efforts on saving the Westmount Legal Clinic with the following note offering moral and material support. RSS has long maintained a tradition of community service and we hope that its example will be followed by others.


The Olympic roof funding deserves a big, fat NO!

April 8th, 2015

Out of a $15 billion infrastructure envelope in the new budget we are seeing some ridiculous things. Worst among them is $220 million for the Olympic roof. Again.

The, Olympic, roof, funding, deserves, a, big,, fat, NO!, Quebec, needs, to, get, priorities, straight

Beaconsfield boy signs publishing deal

April 8th, 2015

When The Suburban caught up with nine-year-old, Beaconhill resident Elliott Seah he had just finished a day of school at the Grade 5 level and his daily cello practice. Elliott was anxious to discuss his latest endeavour, the publication of his book Petit guide des dinosaures.

Beaconsfield, boy, signs, publishing, deal,

BBBSWI set to mark 40th anniversary

April 8th, 2015

Francesca Corso is truly a dynamo.

BBBSWI, set, to, mark, 40th, anniversary,

New Station 1 commander to continue with community policing

April 8th, 2015

Since February, Sébastien De Montigny has been the new commander for Station 1 serving Senneville through Kirkland. He took over from retired Commander Richard Thouin.

New, Station, 1, commander, to, continue, with, community, policing,

LBPSB teachers hold demonstration against cuts to education

April 8th, 2015

As train commuters and motorists were making their way home on a recent Wednesday evening, they were greeted by more than 200 teachers from the Lester B. Pearson School Board who came bearing signs, banners, whistles and information pamphlets for commuters.

LBPSB, teachers, hold, demonstration, against, cuts, to, education, More, than, 200, arrive, in, force, at, Valois, Train, Station

Parent: CSTL history workbook ‘plants the seeds of propaganda’

April 8th, 2015

A Vaudreuil-Dorion parent was shocked to find that her daughter’s Grade 6 history workbook is full of what she sees as discriminatory and false information.

Parent:, CSTL, history, workbook, ‘plants, the, seeds, of, propaganda’,

Quebec approves Laval’s flood zone bylaw

April 8th, 2015

Quebec approved Laval’s new flood zone bylaw M.R.C.L. 4.20.

Quebec, approves, Laval’s, flood, zone, bylaw,

Condo prices bounce back

April 8th, 2015

The median price for a Laval condominium perked up during the first two months of 2015, compared to January and February 2014, the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board (GMREB) reported.

Condo, prices, bounce, back,

Better handicapped parking signs, enforcement needed

April 8th, 2015

At the end of every workday, Bruce Alan Gordon drives to Concorde metro to pick up his wife. Gordon lost a leg to diabetes a decade ago, so he’s entitled to use the reserved parking spots there. Most of the time, he can’t.

Better, handicapped, parking, signs,, enforcement, needed,

Quebec agrees to fund social housing in Chomedey

April 8th, 2015

The project to tear down the old Notre-Dame-Lourdes school on Pie-X in Chomedey and build a four-storey 67-unit social housing complex is one step closer to reality.

Quebec, agrees, to, fund, social, housing, in, Chomedey,

Annual Montreal Greek parade marks 183 years of independence

April 8th, 2015

Celebrations of Greek Independence reached their high point last week with the annual laying of the wreath in Laval and parade in Park Extension.

Annual, Montreal, Greek, parade, marks, 183, years, of, independence,

Long live Future Shop

April 2nd, 2015

In practical terms, my electronics and DVD/Blu-ray-buying life will barely be affected by the demise this past Saturday of Future Shop.

Long, live, Future, Shop,

The plight of adult aged virgins

April 2nd, 2015

Single adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s have a variety of challenges they face when navigating the rough waters of dating.

The, plight, of, adult, aged, virgins,

Cheryl Besner’s Solo in The City already a hit on CJAD

April 2nd, 2015

You must hand it to CJAD program director Chris Bury. He continues to add unique and interesting programs to the weekend lineup. On the Record with Jason Rockman, where the host interviews noted personalities about their careers and then plays some of their favorite songs, is solid. Now comes Solo in the City with Montreal-based dating coach and event planner Cheryl Besner on Saturday evenings at 10 p.m.

Cheryl, Besner’s, , Solo, in, The, City, , already, a, hit, on, CJAD,

My top 10 weight loss tips to get your body ready for the summer

April 2nd, 2015

As the time gets closer to summer, many of us are starting to think about how to lose those extra pounds from this very cold long winter. On average, people gain five pounds from November through March. Here are my top 10 weight loss tips to get your body ready for the summer.

My, top, 10, weight, loss, tips, to, get, your, body, ready, for, the, summer,

Chewy bars can save the world

April 2nd, 2015

Years ago when I was driving home from a shopping mall, a homeless person came up to my car at a stop light and asked me for some food or money. Quickly, I reached into my purse and pulled out a chocolate chip oatmeal chewy bar and gave it to him. He gave me a huge smile and sincerely thanked me. As I drove away from him, I noticed how quickly he ate it. At that moment, I felt good about giving him the bar.

Chewy, bars, can, save, the, world,

Chewy bars can save the world

April 2nd, 2015

Years ago when I was driving home from a shopping mall, a homeless person came up to my car at a stop light and asked me for some food or money. Quickly, I reached into my purse and pulled out a chocolate chip oatmeal chewy bar and gave it to him. He gave me a huge smile and sincerely thanked me. As I drove away from him, I noticed how quickly he ate it. At that moment, I felt good about giving him the bar.

Chewy, bars, can, save, the, world,

April 2nd, 2015

Years ago when I was driving home from a shopping mall, a homeless person came up to my car at a stop light and asked me for some food or money. Quickly, I reached into my purse and pulled out a chocolate chip oatmeal chewy bar and gave it to him. He gave me a huge smile and sincerely thanked me. As I drove away from him, I noticed how quickly he ate it. At that moment, I felt good about giving him the bar.


The Suburban wins awards

April 1st, 2015

Whenever anyone asks me why, in this digital age, is The Suburban still growing? My answer is always the same, we don’t just report the news, we report how the news affects you and your community. You can find any information you need to know in The Suburban.

The, Suburban, wins, awards,

Chambre des Notaires to have bilingual website

April 1st, 2015

Both Staviss and Ura Greenbaum, of the Association for the Defense of People and Property under Public Curatorship, have brought issues related to the Chambre des notaires (notaries) to our attention.

Chambre, des, Notaires, to, have, bilingual, website,

Helping Jared

April 1st, 2015

A fundraising skate-a-thon was held Sunday at the Dollard des Ormeaux Civic Centre and organized by Hebrew Academy Afternoon School at Congregation Beth Tikvah to help seven-year-old Jared Benzekri, a Hebrew Academy student.

Helping, Jared,

A plea to the Mayor of CDN-NDG

April 1st, 2015

I am tired: very, very tired.

A, plea, to, the, Mayor, of, CDN-NDG,


April 1st, 2015

Robert Frank (Quebec electoral commission still fails cities, March 25) does not go far enough in his objections to the latest proposed electoral map.


Spelling austerity

April 1st, 2015

Spelling, austerity,

Community shares

April 1st, 2015

Those two words are more than just a slogan.

Community, shares,

Adapted van would be a gift for Amanda

April 1st, 2015

Parents of a child living with Trisomy 18 (Edward's Syndrome) are crowdfunding for an adapted van, using Trisomy Awareness Month to give their campaign the boost it needs to be a success.

Adapted, van, would, be, a, gift, for, Amanda, ,

​A face of the other West Island​​​​​​​​

April 1st, 2015

Anna C. celebrated her 60th birthday last Friday. She lives at the Cloverdale housing complex on Alexander Street in Pierrefonds. She suffers from serious health issues. She survives on $600 a month, with her mentally challenged son living with her on weekends.

​A, face, of, the, other, West, Island​​​​​​​​,

Slashed budget, plummeting enrolment leaves LBPSB reeling

April 1st, 2015

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) will spend the summer looking for ways to rationalize its expenses, as last week’s provincial budget tore a hole in its finances.

Slashed, budget,, plummeting, enrolment, leaves, LBPSB, reeling,

Quebec government releases balanced budget

April 1st, 2015

Within the last 40 years, only six Quebec provincial budgets have come in balanced and last week’s budget from the Liberal party was a campaign promise fulfilled.

Quebec, government, releases, balanced, budget, ,

Laval bureaucrats refuse Anthian expenses

April 1st, 2015

Laval des Rapides Councillor Pierre Anthian had another meeting with legal department manager Patrice F. Guay recently. Guay and Sylvain Gouin, who became Laval’s financial services manager and city municipal treasurer in January, had bad news.

Laval, bureaucrats, refuse, Anthian, expenses,

City, school board, responds to Quebec budget

April 1st, 2015

“It’s a very responsible budget,” David De Cotis told The Suburban after Finance Minister Carlos Leitão tabled the province’s financial roadmap for the coming year.

City,, school, board,, responds, to, Quebec, budget,

$420 million project to redefine Laval

April 1st, 2015

Quebec’s third-largest city is continuing to attract major business and residential investment.

$420, million, project, to, redefine, Laval,

Charbonneau on Quebec budget: “Boon to Laval’s independent businesses”

April 1st, 2015

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão’s new budget will stoke Laval’s economy by giving a break to the small- and medium-sized businesses here — firms that create the most new jobs, the Liberal government’s cabinet minister for Laval, Francine Charbonneau told The Suburban.

Charbonneau, on, Quebec, budget:, “Boon, to, Laval’s, independent, businesses”,

Model airplane classes to take off in CSL

April 1st, 2015

Beginning Thursday, April 9, the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) St. Lawrence Zone, in collaboration with the City of Côte St. Luc, will offer an introductory model aviation  program. The two, five-week concurrent courses will be taught by Steve Woloz, the zone director for MAAC’s St. Lawrence region and a radio-controlled, (RC) model-aircraft enthusiast who’s been flying the toys for more than 30 years.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Model Aeronautics Association of Canada, MAAC, RC, model aircraft, Harold Cammy, CSL, manager, sports, Côte St. Luc, Steve Woloz

News that people will be talking about today

April 1st, 2015

Stephen Harper declared today that he will not be seeking another term as Prime Minister of Canada.

News, that, people, will, be, talking, about, today, ,

A play about a play that could be a great movie

April 1st, 2015

I’ve always been something of a cinephile and, for years, if you asked me to name my favourite film, I’d offer Reservoir Dogs.

A, play, about, a, play, that, could, be, a, great, movie, Vittorio, Rossi’s, The, Envelope, on, at, Centaur, until, April, 19

Segal Centre unveils new season

April 1st, 2015

Segal Centre artistic director Lisa Rubin recently spoke with The Suburban about the decision making that went into booking the 2015/16 season, which was officially launched last week. Looking to what has worked in the past as well as striving to break new ground, Rubin described her desire to offer theatregoers a dynamic season.

Segal, Centre, , unveils, new, season,

NOVA West Island receives $50,000 grant from Medtronic

April 1st, 2015

NOVA West Island recently announced that they received a $50,000 grant from Medtronic Philanthropy — the organization recommended by employees at the company’s manufacturing facility, Medtronic CryoCath, located in Pointe Claire. This financial contribution will support the Professional Palliative Cancer and ALS Care Services offered in 16 municipalities of the West Island.

NOVA, West, Island, receives, $50,000, grant, from, Medtronic,

Francis Carter preps for World Junior Wrestling Championships

April 1st, 2015

Francis Carter was a football player looking to try a new sport when one of his teachers pushed the idea of being a wrestler and it is an idea that has changed his life.

Francis, Carter, preps, for, World, Junior, Wrestling, Championships, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Montreal’s Adonis Stevenson to defend title on CBS live boxing launch

April 1st, 2015

This Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. presents an opportunity to tune in to the launch of Premier Boxing Champions on CBS and see local pugilistic favorite Adonis Stevenson defend his 175-pound title live from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

Montreal’s, Adonis, Stevenson, to, , defend, title, on, CBS, live, boxing, launch,

Dorval pick-up baseball presents Expos FanFest 2.0

April 1st, 2015

This Saturday the Sarto Desnoyers community center, 1335 Lakeshore, Dorval will be the site for the Montreal Expos Fan Group (MEFG) will host its FanFest from 6pm to 10pm. Admission is free to take part in the event, which has a full slate to entertain young and old alike.

Dorval, pick-up, baseball, presents, Expos, FanFest, 2.0,

Pete Mahovlich, Mitch Garber feted at 11th Sports Celebrity Breakfast

April 1st, 2015

The celebration that is the Cummings Centre Sports Celebrity Breakfast in the aid of the seniors in crisis continues to grow in stature and popularity.

Pete, Mahovlich,, Mitch, Garber, feted, , at, 11th, Sports, Celebrity, Breakfast,

‘Zeus’ spreads word of the ABC’s of bullying to local students

April 1st, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters Julian “Zeus” McClurkin, 28, has overcome plenty of odds with his reward being that he has reached his dream job of playing pro basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters.

‘Zeus’, spreads, word, of, the, ABC’s, of, bullying, to, local, students, LaSalle, 2, |, St., Laurent, 1

April Fool’s Day

April 1st, 2015

April, Fool’s, Day, We, hope, that, you, enjoyed, our, prank., To, our, knowledge, the, airport, will, not, close, and, we, know, of, no, problems.

April Fool’s Day

April 1st, 2015

April, Fool’s, Day, We, hope, that, you, enjoyed, our, prank., To, our, knowledge, the, airport, will, not, close, and, we, know, of, no, problems.

April Fool’s Day

April 1st, 2015

April, Fool’s, Day, We, hope, that, you, enjoyed, our, prank., To, our, knowledge, the, airport, will, not, close, and, we, know, of, no, problems.

April Fool’s Day

April 1st, 2015

April, Fool’s, Day, We, hope, that, you, enjoyed, our, prank., To, our, knowledge, the, airport, will, not, close, and, we, know, of, no, problems.

April Fool’s Day

April 1st, 2015

April, Fool’s, Day, We, hope, that, you, enjoyed, our, prank., To, our, knowledge, the, airport, will, not, close, and, we, know, of, no, problems.

April Fool’s Day

April 1st, 2015

April, Fool’s, Day, We, hope, that, you, enjoyed, our, prank., To, our, knowledge, the, airport, will, not, close, and, we, know, of, no, problems.

Mikaël Kingsbury and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe crowned national champions

March 26th, 2015

Mikaël Kingsbury (Deux Montagnes, QC) and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC) have been crowned the 2015 Mogul National Champions today at Val St. Côme Ski Resort in St. Côme, QC.

Mikaël, Kingsbury, and, , Chloé, Dufour-Lapointe, , crowned, national, champions,

Benoit Huot's stolen medals replaced by Canadian Paralympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Canada

March 26th, 2015

Canadian Paralympic swimming star Benoit Huot of Montreal received his replacement medal at a special ceremony held at École Joseph Charbonneau, with students from Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre.

Benoit, Huot's, stolen, medals, replaced, by, Canadian, Paralympic, Committee, and, Commonwealth, Games, Canada,

The Montreal Canadiens enter a partnership with the Montreal Stars

March 26th, 2015

The Montreal Canadiens announced a partnership agreement with the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL).

The, Montreal, Canadiens, enter, a, partnership, with, the, Montreal, Stars,

National Bank Encourages Academic Excellence, Sport-Study Balance, and Perseverance with $120,000 In Bursaries

March 26th, 2015

Mr. Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank, and Mr. Martin Lavigne, President - National Bank Financial - Wealth Management, revealed the names of 36 student-athletes from all across Quebec who will share in $120,000 worth of financial support in the context of the 23rd edition of the National Bank Bursary Program.

National, Bank, Encourages, Academic, Excellence,, Sport-Study, Balance,, and, Perseverance, with, $120,000, In, Bursaries,

Canadian Biathlete Nathan Smith Strikes Gold at Biathlon World Cup

March 26th, 2015

The Calgarian is now a member of the Biathlon World Cup Champions club.
Breaking through two weeks ago, becoming the first Canadian male ever to win a medal at the Biathlon World Championships when he sprinted to his first career podium with a silver, Smith topped that performance by winning the men’s 12.5-kilometre pursuit race on Saturday in the heartland of the sport in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Canadian, Biathlete, Nathan, Smith, Strikes, Gold, at, Biathlon, World, Cup,

100 years young

March 25th, 2015

Chateau Dollard not only celebrated Saint Patrick's day, but also had the pleasure of celebrating a very special birthday. Patricia Bailey, pictured here (2nd from left) with her family, turned 100 on March 17th.

100, years, young,

French-only flyers questioned

March 25th, 2015

Staviss and Kovac have been busy in recent weeks, questioning why various companies send French-only flyers to bilingual areas of Montreal.

French-only, flyers, questioned,

Supreme Court rules for Loyola

March 25th, 2015

Last week, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Québec’s MEQ (Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec) violated Loyola High School’s religious freedom after it insisted that the Catholic school must teach the province’s own ERC (Ethics and Religious Culture) program. While the school will continue to respect the province’s curriculum, the court’s decision will now permit the school to provide its students with an ERC course that will be taught through and from a Catholic perspective.

Supreme, Court, rules, for, Loyola,

Quebec to review SSJB operated Loto kiosks

March 25th, 2015

The Quebec finance ministry has promised to look into Loto-Québec kiosks operated by the Société St-Jean-Baptiste Richelieu-Yamaska (SSJBRY), The Suburban has learned.

Quebec, to, review, SSJB, operated, Loto, kiosks,

The queen and her court get a sweet ride at Montreal’s 192nd St Patty’s Day parade

March 25th, 2015

The queen and her court get a sweet ride at Montreal’s 192nd St Patty’s Day parade

The, queen, and, her, court, get, a, sweet, ride, at, Montreal’s, 192nd, St, Patty’s, Day, parade,

Lettermail privilege: Use it or lose it

March 25th, 2015

A central tenet of a democratic nation’s social contract is that government must be held accountable for delivering basic services.

Lettermail, privilege:, Use, it, or, lose, it,


March 25th, 2015

We need more media voices like The Suburban and its editor Beryl Wajsman to have the courage to expose that the “emperor (our government) has no clothes” with respect to Hydro rates and all the other, supposedly good, things they tell us they’re doing for us.


Quebec budget 2015: M. Couillard, cut taxes, cut bureaucrats, jump start resource sector

March 25th, 2015

Tomorrow Quebec unveils its new budget.

Quebec, budget, 2015:, M., Couillard,, cut, taxes,, cut, bureaucrats,, jump, start, resource, sector,

Le PKP Show

March 25th, 2015

Le, PKP, Show,

St. Pat's Day spirit strong despite snow

March 25th, 2015

The snow fell fast and furious at Hudson's St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday but at least, as many people pointed out, it wasn't raining!

St., Pat's, Day, spirit, strong, despite, snow,

Chabad of Dollard Matzah Project wants to reach every Jewish family

March 25th, 2015

As a way for all Jewish families in Dollard des Ormeaux to receive matzah in time for Passover, Rabbi Leibel Fine began the Chabad of Dollard Matzah Project. The project uses volunteer cooks and deliverers who expect to reach 3,000 homes this year.

Chabad, of, Dollard, Matzah, Project, wants, to, reach, every, Jewish, family,

Assouline's compassionate conservatism at work for Pierrefonds-Dollard

March 25th, 2015

Valerie Assouline, federal Conservative candidate in the riding of Pierrefonds-Dollard, has made it a point to reach out to activist groups working for the most vulnerable in our communities. She has offered advice, advocacy and service on committees.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Valerie Assouline, Conservative candidate, Pierrefonds-Dollard, On Rock, food bank

Hunger too common in Montreal

March 25th, 2015

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the definition of food security is “when all people have, at any time and with dignity, physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for a healthy active life.”

Hunger too, common, in, Montreal, , Nine, percent, of, Montrealers, face, ‘moderate, to, severe, food, insecurity’

Airport car theft ringleader busted

March 25th, 2015

Montreal Police told The Suburban that when they caught Louis Bouchard red-handed in the midst of allegedly stealing a car, the night of March 18, they nailed the head of a car theft gang that had been spiriting abroad cars that they had stolen at Dorval Airport.

Airport, car, theft, ringleader, busted, More, arrests, pending

Firefighter to face fraud charges

March 25th, 2015

A 10-year veteran of the Laval Fire Department is slated to appear in criminal court today.

Firefighter, to, face, fraud, charges,

Major renovations to Yvon Chartrand arena

March 25th, 2015

Laval city council awarded a contract for major renovations of the Yvon Chartrand arena to Genfor Construction at their March council meeting.

Major, renovations, to, Yvon, Chartrand, arena,

Quebec cuts 30 percent of administrative health board

March 25th, 2015

Laval’s regional health board will have its budget cut by $913,500, or about 30 percent this year.

Quebec, cuts, 30, percent, of, administrative, health, board,

Quebec electoral commission still fails cities

March 25th, 2015

Although the Liberal government has embarked on an ambitious effort to fix the provinces finances, Quebec City has not yet moved to address the province’s democratic deficit.

Quebec, electoral, commission, still, fails, cities, Rural/urban, imbalance, continues, as, Montreal, stands, to, lose, seat, and, Laval, will, not, gain

New era of cooperation dawns at city hall

March 25th, 2015

Laval’s ruling and opposition parties worked out a compromise last week on new rules to run city council meetings. The winners? Laval citizens.

New, era, of, cooperation, dawns, at, city, hall,

Movie streaming choices growing for Canadian consumers

March 25th, 2015

As someone who has amassed too large a library of DVDs and Blu-rays over the years, the advent of streaming movies via the Internet or a TV with a built-in Internet connection — smart TVs — is a godsend.

Movie, streaming, choices, , growing, for, Canadian, consumers,

You can stay young forever

March 25th, 2015

“Forever” may be a bit of an exaggeration but it is true that our better understanding of how the body works is enabling us to live longer, healthier lives. Don’t expect me to recommend a miracle pill or supplement. There are none. In a single word, the key to living longer and being healthy is “moderation”.

You, can, stay, young, forever,

Taking the plunge into entrepreneurship

March 25th, 2015

When you are single, or even attached and childless, it can often seem like work is taking over your life, but it isn’t always unwelcome. The new corporate philosophy demands that you are aware of work 24 hours a day, whether it’s through emails, smartphones, text messages, quick conversations with your boss after hours or even conference calls at wee hours of the morning with faraway lands in different time zones, it really has a way of sneaking up on you.

Taking, the, plunge, into, entrepreneurship,

A one-woman depiction of random violence

March 25th, 2015

Local actor Lucinda Davis is currently starring in the one-woman show, Random, presented by the Black theatre Workshop and Imago at the MAI (Montréal, art interculturels — 3680 Jeanne-Mance St.) until April 4. Dealing with the themes of grief, loss and youth violence, the play was written by award-winning U.K. playwright Debbie Tucker Green and is directed by Micheline Chevrier.

A, one-woman, depiction, , of, random, violence,

Nasty local to host signature JFL show

March 25th, 2015

The Nasty Show has been a jewel in the crown of Just for Laughs for quite some time now. One of the most popular shows of the summer festival, it has brought in a slew of top international stand-ups over the years to entertain the masses with its signature brand of dark, vulgar and raunchy comedy.

Nasty, local, to, host, , signature, JFL, show, Mike, Ward, to, take, on, position, , previously, held, by, Bobby, Slayton

‘Chrain Maker’ has been at it for 71 years

March 25th, 2015

What a pleasant surprise l had last week when a jar of Avrum’s Homemade Chrain was delivered in person by Avrum (Avi) Morrow’s wife, Dora, for the Passover holidays that will begin with the first Seder on April 3.

‘Chrain, Maker’, has, , been, at, it, for, 71, years,

Dominating Diables sink the Pirates

March 25th, 2015

The MRO Diables scored early and often to beat the Vaudreuil Pirates by a score of 6-1 Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the Novice C Regionals at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Dominating, Diables, sink, the, Pirates,

Akiva Girls Basketball Team Wins the Gold in the YM-YMHA’s W.E.S.B.L

March 25th, 2015

The Akiva Girls’ Basketball Team won their fifth championship this year at the YM-YWHA’s W.E.S.B.L tournament 2014-15. On March 12, the girls won the gold 16-15 against JPPS at the YM-YWHA.

Akiva, Girls, Basketball, Team, Wins, the, Gold, in, the, YM-YMHA’s, W.E.S.B.L,

Verdun continues to play close to perfect

March 25th, 2015

The Verdun Leafs overcame penalty troubles in the third period and beat the Lakeshore Leopards by a score of 5-2 in the opening game of the Peewee A Regionals.

Verdun, continues, to, , play, close, to, perfect, Verdun, 5, |, Lakeshore, 2

Pierrefonds keeper to play in Euro Maccabi Games this summer

March 25th, 2015

Although he has yet to turn 15, Pierrefonds’ Jacob Fraenkel has already made his mark in the soccer world.

Pierrefonds, keeper, to, play, , in, Euro, Maccabi, Games, this, summer, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Alouettes’ Stay in School program visits Riverdale High

March 25th, 2015

The Montreal Alouettes’ Ryan White and Kyries Hebert visited Riverdale High School last Wednesday and delivered a powerful message on the need to succeed in the classroom.

Alouettes’, Stay, in, School, program, visits, Riverdale, High,

Hockey Helps the Homeless celebrates year 10

March 25th, 2015

The tenth annual Hockey Helps the Homeless hockey tournament, in support of those organizations that provide immediate needs and transitional programming support for Montreal’s homeless took to the ice of the Pierrefonds Sportsplex last Friday.

Hockey, Helps, the, Homeless, celebrates, year, 10,

The coolest guys in the room

March 20th, 2015

It seemed appropriate to experience ZZ Top at the Bell Centre on St. Patrick’s Day.

The, coolest, guys, in, the, room,

Demos are sometimes best versions of songs

March 20th, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised earlier this year when CJAD host Barry Morgan commemorated an important anniversary related to the genius singer and songwriter Buddy Holly.

Demos, are, sometimes, best, versions, of, songs,

Is living together a good idea before marriage?

March 20th, 2015

On one of my more recent appearances on CJAD 800 AM, during The Barry Morgan Show, I was asked if a couple moving in together before marriage was a good idea. The question of living together before marriage comes up most often in my work, when helping couples through pre-marriage coaching, and helping singles figure out their boundaries and personal moral code on their path to finding a life partner.

Is, living, together, a, good, idea, before, marriage?,

Foods that put the spring back into your step

March 20th, 2015

Even though our winter never seems to end, here are some foods to put the spring back into your step.

Foods, that, put, the, spring, back, into, your, step,

Childhood magic

March 20th, 2015

Now that spring is well on its way, the stores are filled with fun items for children to play with. Items such as, street chalk, skipping rope, pinwheels, yo-yos, big plastic bouncy balls, pails & shovels are gleefully displayed in the stores.

Childhood, magic,

Trudeau ‘none is too many’ comparison inappropriate: Jewish groups

March 18th, 2015

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s remarks in a major speech last week criticizing the Harper government included “inappropriate” comparisons with Canada’s restrictive immigration policies against Jews in the 1930s and 1940s trying to escape Nazi Germany, say Jewish community leaders.

Trudeau, ‘none, is, too, many’, comparison, inappropriate:, Jewish, groups,

Anti-Israel vote at McGill defeated

March 18th, 2015

Defeat was handed to a resolution calling on the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) to divest from companies it claims profits from the “illegal occupation of Palestinian territories.”

Anti-Israel, vote, at, McGill, defeated,

Quebec’s only social housing program may be closed

March 18th, 2015

Dramatic, disaster, catastrophic.

Quebec’s, only, social, housing, program, may, be, closed, , Activists, sound, alarm

Concert against Cancer honors Wener

March 18th, 2015

Tony Loffreda, senior vice-president of RBC, presided as President of the Concert against Cancer last Thursday night for the benefit of the Montreal Cancer Institute.

Concert, against, Cancer, honors, Wener,


March 18th, 2015

Hydro Quebec is a monopoly and it should be managed like one.


Boycott this! Enough is enough!

March 18th, 2015

This past Sunday McGill students rejected a motion by their student society - the SSMU - that would have urged the university to boycott Israel and divest investments in companies with Israeli ties. Their action is to their credit and should be applauded. Particularly in light of the fact that last December, Concordia students voted in favour of such a motion.

Boycott, this!, Enough, is, enough!,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 18th, 2015

Happy, St., Patrick’s, Day,

Annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast to honour Mitch Garber and Peter Mahovlich

March 18th, 2015

High profile personalities from the world of sports will be on hand for the 11th annual Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation Sports Celebrity Breakfast on Sunday, March 29 at the Gelber Conference Centre.

Annual, Sports, Celebrity, Breakfast, to, honour, Mitch, Garber, and, Peter, Mahovlich, Sold, out, event, is, March, 29

Chabad Purim Gala a festive affair 

March 18th, 2015

Purim 2015 fell during March Break and on a Thursday, but that did not stop 60 people from enjoying the Chabad Jewish Community of St. Lazare, Hudson and Vaudreuil’s first Purim Gala, held at the St. Lazare Community Centre.

Chabad, Purim, Gala, a, festive, affair ,

Get your green on at Hudson’s St. Patty’s Day parade

March 18th, 2015

One last reminder that the annual Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this weekend, Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. The event draws thousands of visitors from Ontario, Montreal and the South Shore for its family-friendly atmosphere and great line up of floats.

Get, your, green, on, at, Hudson’s, St., Patty’s, Day, parade,

West Island Meals on Wheels serves up 43,000 a year

March 18th, 2015

Quebec National Meals on Wheels Week  highlights the hard work and dedication of more than 850 volunteers on the West Island, averaging age 72, who deliver more than 43,000 meals to those in need each year.

West, Island, Meals, on, Wheels, serves, up, 43,000, a, year,

SADB to get help from Quebec for hospital transfer

March 18th, 2015

"This gives us hope for the future," Paola Hawa  said in reference to her meeting Monday afternoon with Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau.

SADB, to, get, help, from, Quebec, for, hospital, transfer,

Rent too high for working poor in Greater Montreal

March 18th, 2015

According to Centraide, someone is considered to be poor or living below the poverty line if more than 63 percent of their monthly income is spent on lodging, food and clothing.

Rent, too, high, for, working, poor, in, Greater, Montreal, Half, a, million, residents, living, below, the, poverty, line

Head trauma donations top $250,000

March 18th, 2015

Laval Police handed the Martin Matte Foundation a cheque for $51,081 last week.

Head, trauma, donations, top, $250,000,

Laval provides land for youth social housing project

March 18th, 2015

The City of Laval gave the l’Envolée non-profit community an early 30th birthday gift earlier this month.

Laval, provides, land, for, youth, social, housing, project,

Showtime at city hall

March 18th, 2015

Citizens will get priority from now on at Laval city council meetings. Question period has been moved from the end of the meetings, which often run late, to the beginning.

Showtime, at, city, hall, New, council, rules, put, citizens, ahead, of, politicians

Regulator reopens Laval pipeline hearings

March 18th, 2015

National Energy Board (NEB) spokeswoman Katherine Murphy told The Suburban that the Calgary-based federal energy regulator decided to reopen the application process for parties that want to participate in pending pipeline hearings this summer.

Regulator, reopens, Laval, pipeline, hearings,

Highway 19 still justified, according to BAPE

March 18th, 2015

On March 12 at the request of the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, the Office of Public Hearings on the Environment (BAPE) released its report on the completion of the Highway 19 project with lanes for public transit in Laval and Bois des Filion.

Highway, 19, still, justified,, according, to, BAPE,

Hebrew Academy students win a major grant for Montreal’s Friendship Circle

March 18th, 2015

The Friendship Circle, a local special needs organization committed to ensuring that “every human being, regardless of background or faith [gets] the gift of true friendship”, is $5,000 richer this afternoon, thanks to five Hebrew Academy students who competed to win a grant on its behalf.

Hebrew, Academy, students, win, a, major, grant, , for, Montreal’s, Friendship, Circle,

Much ado about the new MUHC

March 18th, 2015

Almost on a daily basis I’ve been driving by the Glen site of the new McGill University Health Centre.

Much, ado, about, the, new, MUHC,

Just another complex project

March 18th, 2015

Back in 1983, when a young André Ibghy submitted his final thesis — the design of an intermediate health care facility in Vancouver — to the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture, he had no way of knowing that one day he would be part of one of the biggest hospital projects in Canadian history.

Just, another, complex, project, Behind, the, scenes, with, architect, André, Ibghy,

Local dancer Ryan Grainger lands dream gig on TV series Glee

March 18th, 2015

When the hit television series Glee aired its two-hour season premiere on January 9, many Montrealers looked for local hip hop dancer Ryan Grainger — the 22 year old Beaconsfield resident who only arrived in Hollywood a year ago and has already began making a name for himself.

Local, dancer, Ryan, Grainger, lands, , dream, gig, on, TV, series, Glee,

Festival de la Voix returns for second edition

March 18th, 2015

Festival de la Voix was organized and launched last year by Sheila Faour Warren, Kerry-Anne Kutz, and Sonia Castiglione with a simple objective: to get people singing. This year, the festival is back with the same mandate and an expanded slate of programming.

Festival, de, la, Voix, returns, for, second, edition, Shows, taking, place, in, West, Island, from, March, 20-22

How to make cooking a family affair

March 18th, 2015

Any parent can attest to the challenges of not only keeping their family fed, but also ensuring that the meals offered are wholesome, nutritional and tasty. In her debut cookbook, Aimée Wimbush-Bourque offers not only recipes, but tips and strategies to achieve an urban homesteading lifestyle that she previously helped popularize via her blog, Simple Bites.

How, to, make, cooking, a, family, affair, Aimée, Wimbush-Bourque, offers, collection, of, recipes, in, Brown, Eggs, and, Jam, Jars

Martlets savour silver at CIS Basketball Nationals

March 18th, 2015

It was one for the record books for McGill Athletics as the Martlets made their first appearance in the final of the Canadian Inter-University Sports (CIS) Final Eight Basketball Championships last weekend on the Universite de Laval hardwood in Quebec City.

Martlets, savour, silver, at, CIS, Basketball, Nationals,

NDG Jaguars demonstrate value of teamwork

March 18th, 2015

When Jean Sebastien Renaud was contemplating coaching the NDG Bantam A Jaguars last fall he had several well-meaning friends advise him not to do it.

NDG, Jaguars, demonstrate, value, of, teamwork,

A Royal upset over Versant Ouest

March 18th, 2015

The underdog West Island Royals took the Versant Ouest Ouragans by surprise with a 5-1 victory in their opening playoff games in Midget BB hockey Saturday afternoon at the Kirkland Arena.

A, Royal, upset, over, Versant, Ouest, West, Island, 5, |, Versant, Ouest, 1

West Luc unloads in the third

March 18th, 2015

The West Luc-Lachine Maroons exploded for four goals in the third period lifting them to a 5-2 victory over the Dollard Pirates in opening game action of the Midget BB playoffs Saturday at the Kirkland Arena.

West, Luc, unloads, in, the, third, West, Luc-Lachine, 5, |, Dollard, 2

Corsi catalyst for Rennie championship streak

March 18th, 2015

When the John Rennie Juvenile Girls basketball team was successfully pursuing a GMAA championship last year, their star point guard Kelly Corsi was nowhere to be found. Corsi, who earned Most Valuable Player honours in 2013 when she helped lead the Rennie Midget team to a league title, was sidelined with a concussion that not only stopped up from playing but also prevented her from attending games and practices.

Corsi, catalyst, for, Rennie, , championship, streak, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Saturday success leads to Sunday bronze for Lynx

March 18th, 2015

The Pierrefonds Lynx continued their playoff ambitions winning their second game by downing the Sept-Isles Missles 9-7 in Girls Cadette A Ringette Saturday at the St-Louis arena.

Saturday, success, leads, , to, Sunday, bronze, for, Lynx, Pierrefonds, 9, |, Sept-Isles, 7

Canadian Chantal Petitclerc awarded International Women's Day Recognition

March 13th, 2015

Twenty one-time Paralympic medallist Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's most successful Paralympian, was named as the winner of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) International Women's Day Recognition Award on Sunday (8 March).

Canadian, Chantal, Petitclerc, awarded, International, Women's, Day, Recognition,

Daoust delivers decisively as McGill Martlets conquer Carabins, crowned Quebec champs

March 13th, 2015


Melodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., registered a hat-trick as top-ranked McGill cruised to a one-sided 7-2 victory over the No.2-ranked Université de Montréal Carabins to capture the Dr. Ed Enos Trophy as RSEQ women's hockey champions before a crowd of 361 at McConnell Arena.


Daoust, delivers, decisively, as, McGill, Martlets, conquer, Carabins,, crowned, Quebec, champs,

Marymount edges Riverdale to win midget boys title

March 13th, 2015

Marymount Academy jumped out to a 13-point first quarter lead and then withheld a potent Riverdale comeback attempt to capture the GMAA Midget Boys Basketball Championships 67-62 Wednesday evening.

Marymount, edges, Riverdale, to, win, midget, boys, title, ,

LCC defence paves way to GMAA Bantam crown

March 13th, 2015

The Lower Canada College Lions employed an aggressive team defence en route to a convincing 27-14 win over Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School to capture the GMAA Bantam Girls Championship Wednesday at Howard S. Billings High School.

LCC, defence, paves, way, to, GMAA, Bantam, crown,

Preds double up on Laval

March 13th, 2015

The LSL Predators downed the Laval Patriotes 6-3 in Boys Midget Espoir hockey action Saturday at the Dorval Arena.
“We had all three lines getting into the zone,” said Predators head coach Nick Orlando about his team’s latest win. “We didn’t alter the way we played and were first on the puck.”

Preds, double, up, on, Laval,

Cineplex commits to more bilingual signage

March 11th, 2015

Cineplex is committing to installing more bilingual signage at movie theatres in locations with significant anglophone populations, the chain’s vice-president for communications and investor relations says.

Cineplex, commits, to, more, bilingual, signage,

Montreal’s OMHM threatens to evict CDN tenant

March 11th, 2015

In a strongly-worded letter that was written and posted only two days after Living on the Edge of Hell was published in the February 25th issue of The Suburban, OMHM executive Hosée Jeudi ordered CDN tenant Alana R. to mind both her dog and her own business or “...should you fail to respect these orders, we will begin legal proceedings without any further notice.”

Montreal’s, OMHM, threatens, to, evict, CDN, tenant,

CDN/NDG to start $60M Triangle infrastructure project

March 11th, 2015

Last week, during a borough press conference, CDN/NDG Borough Mayor Russell Copeman and Snowdon councilor Marvin Rotrand shared the podium as they announced the beginning of a major urban infrastructure project that’s meant to signal the beginning of the Triangle district’s metamorphosis into what is supposed to become one of the city’s newest pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.

CDN/NDG, to, start, $60M, Triangle, infrastructure, project, ,

Surprise at the Y

March 11th, 2015

Forty members of the Bialik Theatre surprised visitors and users of the Ben Weider YM-YWHA Sunday with a song and dance flash mob (performing in a venue with no public notice beforehand) as a preview for the high school theatre’s upcoming musical Mary Poppins.

Surprise, at, the, Y,

Mr. Trudeau, have you no shame?

March 11th, 2015

Justin Trudeau has compared Conservative immigration policies and rhetoric as creating an atmosphere akin to the Liberal government of Mackenzie King's "none is too many" policy against European Jews in World War II. This kind of outrageous demagoguery would disqualify Trudeau from being taken seriously for any office in most western countries. It is to our discredit that he is still on the public stage here.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Justin Trudeau, Muslims, none is too many, leadership


March 11th, 2015

Very sorry to see such heinous acts .But rest assured the communities are with you in your continuous stand against these racist acts.


Dr. Gaetan Barrette

March 11th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Dr, Gaetan Barrette, CHUM, hospital, Quebec, director, executive, minister, Liberal

Hydro-Québec: "Ça suffit!"

March 11th, 2015

It is undignified, insulting and misleading for the Quebec Régie de l'énergie to put a positive spin on it's decision to allow Hydro a 2.9% rate increase instead of the asked for 3.9%.

Hydro-Québec:, "Ça, suffit!",

A Holi Hai day in Vaudreuil-Dorion

March 11th, 2015

With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark and a cold breeze blowing, over 300 residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the West Island, the South Shore and as far away as Sherbrooke celebrated the Indian festival of Holi this past Saturday.

A, Holi, Hai, day, in, Vaudreuil-Dorion,

West Island Women’s Centre celebrates 40 years

March 11th, 2015

Spring was in the air on March 9, the day after International Women’s day, when West Island Women’s Centre (WIWC) celebrated its 40th birthday with new and old friends. Heartfelt speeches from past members and presidents brought the crowded room to tears at St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, home to the organization.

West, Island, Women’s, Centre, celebrates, 40, years,

Rise of homeless women is a tragic and growing reality

March 11th, 2015

While this past Sunday was International Women’s Day, a disturbing trend is taking place within Montreal as the number of homeless women, many of them middle aged, continues to grow.

Rise, of, homeless, women, is, a, tragic, and, growing, reality,

Subsidy loss affects 277 families at Cloverdale

March 11th, 2015

The Cloverdale community center in Pierrefonds had close to 200 citizens last Wednesday, with prominent leaders present for an extraordinary assembly on the status of Cloverdale village housing subsidy.

Subsidy, loss, affects, 277, families, at, Cloverdale,

Morin named DG for new CIUSSS

March 11th, 2015

Having served as the director general for the West Island Health and Social Services Agency (CSSS) that includes the Lakeshore General Hospital, Benoit Morin has now been appointed DG and president of the new health system arrangement as per Bill 10.

Morin, named DG, for, new, CIUSSS,

Gordon gets surgery after four false starts

March 11th, 2015

There’s a happy coda to last week’s report that the Cité de la santé superhospital had turned away Chomedey resident Bruce Alan Gordon from surgery four times since January.

Gordon, gets, surgery, after, four, false, starts,

Laval ethics and integrity office now hiring

March 11th, 2015

Laval’s ethics and integrity office (Bureau d’intégrité et d’éthique de Laval or BIEL) is looking for an auditor. The successful candidate will have an accounting designation and at least ten months of auditing experience.

Laval, ethics, and, integrity, office, now, hiring,

Habel wants more super nurses and accessible pharmacy services

March 11th, 2015

Ste. Rose MNA Jean Habel is calling for more super nurses to help on the front lines of Quebec healthcare.
The plan to hire 2,000 super nurses over 10 years is still being developed and Habel’s mention comes at a time of major healthcare reform by the government.

Habel, wants, more, super, nurses, and, accessible, pharmacy, services,

Canada Post ‘not cooperating’

March 11th, 2015

Laval’s support for communal mailboxes is eroding as the city continues to sour on how Canada Post has handled the monopoly mail carrier’s cost-cutting decision.

Canada, Post, ‘not, cooperating’,

Quebec paving way for tax reductions

March 11th, 2015

Today’s pain is tomorrow’s gain was the message that Martin Coiteux brought to Laval last week. The Quebec Treasury Board President signaled that relief is at last in sight for North America’s highest-taxed jurisdiction.

Quebec, paving, way, for, tax, reductions,

Young heroes wanted

March 11th, 2015

For the 31st consecutive year, Sun Youth Organization is proud to announce the return of its Annual New Bike Giveaway program. These bicycles will be handed out to youths whose actions have had a positive impact on their community or to young people who will have shown extraordinary courage when facing exceptional circumstances. Sun Youth is inviting the public to tell these young people’s story.

Young, heroes, wanted, Some, 60, new, bicycles, to, be, awarded

Quebec politicians and the Ides of March

March 11th, 2015

Back in the day, at one of my English literature classes, I first learned to beware of March 15, the Ides of March. It was that date in 44 BC that Julius Caesar was assassinated — stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate by conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius. Previously, on his way to the Theatre of Pompey, a seer had warned that harm would come to him around the Ides of March, but Caesar shrugged it of and joked about it.

Quebec, politicians, and, the, Ides, of, March, ,

Tableau D’Hôte Theatre reintroduces Tremblay work

March 11th, 2015

While many are certainly familiar with playwright Michel Tremblay’s body of work, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has seen a local English production of his 1973 two-hander: Hosanna. And for good reason — it’s never been done here.

Tableau, D’Hôte, Theatre, reintroduces, Tremblay, work, , Hosanna, to, be, staged, at, Mainline, Theatre, from, March, 17-29

If you can’t own them, join them

March 11th, 2015

Although Sunwing has made great strides to expand into hotel ownership and management, the travel group also recognizes that sometimes it is better to partner with a company that shares its philosophy and maintains the same high standards.

If, you, can’t, own, them,, , join, them,

Vertical integration key to travel company’s success

March 11th, 2015

Over the last three years, Sunwing Travel Group’s rapid expansion into hotel ownership and management has helped to solidify the Toronto-based company’s position as one of the largest integrated travel businesses in North America.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Sunwing, Travel, Group, Airlines, hotels, Colin Hunter, Signature, Vacations, Royalton, Memories, Grand Lido

When dogs bolt

March 11th, 2015

One of the most terrifying experiences you hope to never have as a dog owner is to have your precious companion go missing.

When, dogs, bolt,

A Marquis moment for young Pierrefonds players

March 11th, 2015

The Novice B Pierrefonds Marquis rolled a string of six wins to capture the Cougar Cup Tournament Championship hosted by the Gloucester Centre Minor Hockey Association at the Richcraft Sensplex in Ottawa.

A, Marquis, moment, for, young, Pierrefonds, players,

High-scoring Veleno earns Montreal Canadiens bursary

March 11th, 2015

Kirkland’s Joseph Veleno was just 14 when he joined the Lac St. Louis Lions Midget AAA team last season but the heady forward soon showed that he could handle his own against older, more experienced players. Despite his age Veleno is the team’s second leading scorer with 16 goals and 33 assists in 38 games.

High-scoring, Veleno, earns, Montreal, Canadiens, bursary, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Arsenal savours silver at world famous Quebec tournament

March 11th, 2015

The Lac St. Louis Peewee AA’s earned second spot and the silver medals at the world famous Quebec City International Peewee Tournament following a 4-1 loss to the highly touted Center Russian Selects in the Peewee AA Elite division of the event.

Arsenal, savours, silver, at, , world, famous, Quebec, tournament,

Royal and Forestiers deadlocked in search for Dodge Cup berth

March 11th, 2015

The Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal and Amos Forestier have made their best of three playoff series for a berth in the Dodge Cup a one game affair following road victories by both clubs.

Royal, and, Forestiers, deadlocked, in, search, , for, Dodge, Cup, berth,

Remparts handle Lac St. Louis

March 11th, 2015

The Richelieu Remparts visited the Kirkland Arena on Saturday afternoon and dominated the Lac St. Louis Selects in Bantam AA girls hockey.

Remparts, handle, Lac, St., Louis, , Richelieu, 7, |, LSL, 1

LaSalle edges St. Laurent in playoff opener

March 11th, 2015

The LaSalle Novice C Lynx downed the St. Laurent Sonics 2-1 in opening hockey playoff action Sunday at the Legion Memorial Rink in Montreal West.

LaSalle, edges, St., Laurent, in, playoff, opener, LaSalle, 2, |, St., Laurent, 1

Grease one of the best rock movie musicals

March 9th, 2015

The merging of rock and roll/pop and the genre of musicals — whether on Broadway or in movies — has been a very mixed bag.

Grease, one, of, , the, best, rock, movie, musicals,

The scripts that keep you single

March 9th, 2015

In some people, there is a script. The script is the story they have concocted about how they will meet that special someone and fall in love.

The, scripts, that, keep, you, single,

Season three of CTV’s unique crime drama Motive promises lots of twists

March 9th, 2015

CTV’s hit original drama series Motive returns for a third season, Sundays at 10 p.m., beginning March 8. For viewers like me, it’s the unique format and my affinity for Vancouver which serves as a significant draw.

Season, three, of, CTV’s, unique, , crime, drama, , Motive, promises, lots, of, twists, ,

Foods to avoid while pregnant

March 9th, 2015

A client asked: “ Which foods should she avoid while pregnant?”

Foods, to, avoid, while, pregnant,

Comforting flowers

March 9th, 2015

It's just around the corner, Ssssprrriiiinnnggg! SPRING!

Comforting, flowers,

Disaster anniversary in LaSalle

March 4th, 2015

Sunday was the 50th anniversary of the worst disaster in LaSalle history. A gas leak at 8 a.m. on March 1, 1965 led to an explosion that levelled two apartment buildings and killed 28 people.

Disaster, anniversary, in, LaSalle,

National Assembly condemns NDG swastika attack

March 4th, 2015

All parties in the National Assembly passed a motion condemning last week’s swastika attack at an NDG apartment building parking garage.

National, Assembly, condemns, NDG, swastika, attack,

St.Laurent borough to address school traffic

March 4th, 2015

Saint-Laurent’s Station 7 police will follow up on traffic issues in Chameran district raised at the February borough council meeting.

St.Laurent, borough, to, address, school, traffic,

Coderre and Trent condemn Canada Post mail box project

March 4th, 2015

Last week, during a mid-week city hall press conference, several city mayors and councillors, including Westmount’s Peter Trent and Suzanne Roy – the president of the province’s powerful Union des Municipalités du Québec - stood with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre as he denounced Canada Post and its effort to consult local municipalities about their new collective post box initiative.

Coderre, and, Trent, condemn, Canada, Post, mail, box, project,


March 4th, 2015

Your editorial “Trudeau just doesn’t get it” was excellent and right on.


Netanyahu hits it out of the park

March 4th, 2015

As we went to press, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was finishing his adress to a joint session of the American Congress.

Netanyahu, hits, it, out, of, the, park,

We shall not be moved!

March 4th, 2015

As many of you know, The Suburban’s website was hacked last week.

We, shall, not, be, moved!,

Jasmine Sharma wins Reeves Environmental Award in Vaudreuil-Dorion

March 4th, 2015

The city of Vaudreuil-Dorion awarded the 2014 Hubert-Reeves prize honoring citizen involvement to Jasmine Sharma for her work on the environment.

Jasmine, Sharma, wins, Reeves, Environmental, Award, , in, Vaudreuil-Dorion,

Kizmet Center

March 4th, 2015

Chalet Robert-Sauvé in Ste. Genevieve was filled to near capacity last Friday with some of the West Island’s most prominent leaders present to launch a campaign to build the Kizmet Center, a family resource unit sponsored by The West Island Association of the intellectually handicapped (WIAIH).

Kizmet, Center, Jumpstarting, the, next, generation

Quebec grants to upgrade LBPSB schools in Marquette

March 4th, 2015

The MNA for the riding of Marquette brought good news to parents and students of his constituency announcing a $6.5 million grant for the renovation and upgrade of several schools and academic institutions, all destined for the riding.

Quebec, grants, to, upgrade, LBPSB, schools, in, Marquette,

Kirkland mayor not hopeful on Canada Post home delivery

March 4th, 2015

In 2013 Canada Post implemented their five point action plan, which is expected to contribute financial benefits of an estimated $700 million to $900 million a year to the corporation’s bottom line, with hopes of curtailing a billion dollar loss in 2020 if they did not change things up. Last week the Montreal Commission on Social Development and Diversity submitted a report with recommendations against the crown corporation’s action plan.

Kirkland, mayor, not, hopeful, on, Canada, Post, home, delivery,

Water pipes hit by Winter 2015

March 4th, 2015

For some residents of Pointe Claire, Beaconsfield and Lachine, the cold weather has brought more than increased Hydro bills but a need for patience as the unusual cold for February has caused several water pipes to burst, turning streets into mini rivers and then skating rinks as well as depriving affected citizens from water.

Water, pipes, hit, by, Winter, 2015, Beaconsfield,, Pointe, Claire, and, Lachine, affected,

Signs of Spring

March 4th, 2015

Signs, of, Spring,

Laval snow removal supplier caught skimming

March 4th, 2015

A zero tolerance policy for all suppliers in Laval terminated a contract with Entreprise Sylvestre and Mathieu, a snow removal supplier, found overcharging the city in recent months.

Laval, snow, removal, supplier, caught, skimming,

International Trade Minister Ed Fast promotes exports for SMEs

March 4th, 2015

International Trade Minister Ed Fast held a workshop in Laval last week encouraging Canadian small business to expand their trade overseas.

International, Trade, Minister, Ed, Fast, promotes, exports, for, SMEs,

Two Laval teens reported joining Syrian Islamists

March 4th, 2015

Two 18-year-old Laval youths, Bilel Zouaida of St. François, and Shayma Senouci of Ste. Rose, as well as an unidentified third young Laval woman are reportedly among six teenagers who have left Canada, Jan. 16, to join Middle East militants.

Two, Laval, teens, reported, joining, Syrian, Islamists,

New pipeline to cross Terrebonne, Laval and Montreal

March 4th, 2015

Applications closed yesterday for prospective participants to present their viewpoints during pending National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on the Energy East Pipeline.

New, pipeline, to, cross, Terrebonne,, Laval, and, Montreal,

Amputee’s surgery postponed four times

March 4th, 2015

First thing Friday morning, Bruce Alan Gordon will get a long-awaited surgery that will permit him to perform kidney dialysis by himself at home — he hopes.

Amputee’s, surgery, postponed, four, times,

I enjoy being a girl

March 4th, 2015

If I were to sing this song today, with all its frilliness and silliness, I would either have rotten eggs thrown at me or be labelled as one who is clearly from the Jurassic age. But decades ago, lyrics that portrayed we women as obsessed with our hair and nails and getting the boys to wink at us depicted us as empty-headed playthings always ready to please and serve our men folk.

I, enjoy, being, a, girl, March, 8, is, International, Women’s, Day

LLO celebrates 60 years of Gilbert and Sullivan

March 4th, 2015

For the Lakeshore Light Opera, there was really no way to celebrate their milestone 60th anniversary other than by staging what is perhaps the most well-known opera of the two men whom they owe their entire existence: Gilbert and Sullivan.  From March 6-14, the LLO will stage The Pirates of Penzance at Louise Chalmers Theatre at John Rennie High School.

LLO, celebrates, 60, years, of, Gilbert, and, Sullivan,

Rosie never pays full price

March 4th, 2015

She was in front of me in the checkout line at the supermarket — a spry, thin woman, probably in her mid-60s. As the cashier was about to ring up each item the woman would hand her a coupon from an indexed folder that came out of her purse. I figured she had purchased easily over a $100 worth of stuff and I was surprised when her final bill came to less than $20.

Rosie, never, pays, full, price,

A team effort to support aboriginal students

March 4th, 2015

Rallied around the cause of academic perseverance among aboriginal youth, partners recently took turns discussing the Centre de Transfert pour La Réussite l’Éducation du Québec’s programs at the Musée Premières Nations Hotel in Wendake, Quebec.

A, team, effort, to, support, aboriginal, students,

The Goodnight Bird soars on wings of talented cast

March 4th, 2015

What would you do if a vagrant burst into your bedroom in the middle of the night, bleeding from the head and moaning in guttural, bestial sounds?

The, Goodnight, Bird, soars, , on, wings, of, talented, cast,

A mediation on isolation and the unidentified

March 4th, 2015

Almost as if to answer the question on the minds of many in the audience at the Segal Centre, Damien Atkins spends much of his one-man play, We Are Not Alone, explaining just why he wrote a play about UFOs.

A, mediation, on, isolation, , and, the, unidentified,

John Rennie Juvenile Girls use long ball to defeat St. Thomas

March 4th, 2015

The John Rennie High School Juvenile Girls repeated as GMAA champions Wednesday evening when they outlasted the St. Thomas Knights 41-33. It was the third meeting of the season between the two West Island rivals and although each game was hotly contested, Rennie won all three games.

John, Rennie, Juvenile, Girls, use, long, ball, to, defeat, St., Thomas, JRHS, 41, |, St., Thomas, 33

Riverdale cruises to juvenile basketball title

March 4th, 2015

The GMAA Juvenile Boys Basketball Championship was expected to be a closely contested battle between the league’s top two teams but the dream match-up did not live up to its pre-game hype.

Riverdale, cruises, to, juvenile, basketball, title, Riverdale, 64, |, WHS, 45

Knights dull Sabres for Juvenile Girls’ banner

March 4th, 2015

The STHS Knights shut-out the CND Sabres 5-0 to take this year’s Juvenile Girls GMAA Championship Tuesday at the LCC in NDG.

Knights, dull, Sabres, for, Juvenile, Girls’, banner, St., Thomas, 5, |, CND, 0

Westmount’s defence keys GMAA Bantam Boys’ Championship

March 4th, 2015

The Westmount High School Knights ended the first half of the GMAA Bantam Boys Championship on a 12-0 run that propelled them to a 60-40 victory over the Lower Canada College Lions Thursday afternoon.

Westmount’s, defence, keys, GMAA, Bantam, Boys’, Championship,

Villa edges ECS for GMAA midget basketball crown

March 4th, 2015

The Villa Maria Midget Girls basketball team capped an outstanding season by winning the Greater Montreal Athletic Association Championship with a hard-fought 31-26 victory over Miss Edgar and Miss Cramps School earlier this week.

Villa, edges, ECS, for, GMAA, , midget, basketball, crown,

Braves track Kodiaks for bantam GMAA title

March 4th, 2015

The Loyola Bantam Boys’ Braves capped-off a perfect season after downing the Kuper Kodiaks 5-1 to take the GMAA top-spot Tuesday at LCC.

Braves, track, Kodiaks, for, bantam, GMAA, title, Loyola, 5, |, Kuper, 1


February 26th, 2015

For the first time ever, Quebec has won the women’s hockey gold medal at the Canada Winter Games, edging Ontario 2-1 in overtime in Saturday night’s gold medal game at the CN Centre.


Lakeshore reels in Barracudas

February 26th, 2015

The Lakeshore Panthers held on and beat the Deux Rives Barracudas by a score of 4-2 in Atom CC hockey Sunday morning at the Pierrefonds arena.

Lakeshore, reels, in, Barracudas,

McGill synchro squad captures national championship for 12th time

February 26th, 2015

Stacy Lee of Vancouver, B.C., won three gold medals as McGill University captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy as national champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League at Carleton University on Sunday.

McGill, synchro, squad, captures, national, championship, for, 12th, time,


February 26th, 2015

Quebec solidified its place as a sport dynasty by seizing a fourth consecutive gold medal in wheelchair basketball on Friday with a 69-57 win over Saskatchewan at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.


Canadians Invited to get in on the Excitement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola

February 26th, 2015

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ is set to kick off on June 6, but fans can get a taste of what’s to come when the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola launches its two-month, 12-city tour starting April 1 in Ottawa. Travelling from coast-to-coast in celebration of soccer and women in sport, Canadians will have a rare chance to get up-close-and-personal with the real FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy at the free events.

Canadians, Invited, to, get, in, on, the, Excitement, of, the, FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup™, Trophy, Tour, by, Coca-Cola,

Knights work delivers tournament title

February 25th, 2015

The Montreal West-Hampstead bantam A Knights rolled a string of fivee victories to claim the championship at the annual Tournoi National Bantam de Montreal Est.

Knights, work, delivers, tournament, title,

Leafs have Devil of a time with MRO

February 25th, 2015

The MRO Atom A Devils defended their first place position into the playoffs downing the Verdun Leafs 6-1 Saturday at the Verdun Auditorium.

Leafs, have, Devil, of, a, time, with, MRO, MRO, 6, |, Verdun, 1

Boomerangs come around for shutout victory

February 25th, 2015

The Verdun Peewee B boys’ hockey Boomerangs shut-out the Montreal West-Hampstead Knights 9-0 Saturday at the Verdun Auditorium.

Boomerangs, come, around, for, shutout, victory, Verdun, 9, |, MWH, 0

Down to the wire

February 25th, 2015

The Dollard Pirates got a goal in the final minute from Michael Del Grosso lifting them to a 4-3 victory over the West Luc Maroons in Atom BB hockey Sunday afternoon at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Down, to, the, wire, , Dollard, 4, |, West, Luc, 3

McGill’s Mike Luck leaves swimming on winning note

February 25th, 2015

It is the goal of every elite athlete to go out on top, to finish their careers in a winning mode and that is what Beaconsfield’s Mike Luck did last week.

McGill’s, Mike, Luck, leaves, swimming, on, winning, note, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Lakeshore reels in Barracudas

February 25th, 2015

The Lakeshore Panthers held on and beat the Deux Rives Barracudas by a score of 4-2 in Atom CC hockey Sunday morning at the Pierrefonds arena.

Lakeshore, reels, in, Barracudas, Lakeshore, 4, |, Deux, Rives, 2

Team from Bialik High headed to Israel for physics competition

February 25th, 2015

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, seven teams from Montreal high schools gathered at St. George’s High School in Westmount to compete in the annual Weizmann Canada Physics Tournament Eastern semi-finals. Competing teams included team A and B from Bialik, Hebrew Academy, St. George’s, The Study School for Girls and Herzliah. 

Team, from, Bialik, High, headed, to, Israel, for, physics, competition,

Witness a work in progress at Hudson Village Theatre

February 25th, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Canadian humourist and playwright Lorne Elliott will present his latest piece, Mom Runs Amok, at the Hudson Village Theatre.

Witness, a, work, in, progress, at, Hudson, Village, Theatre, ,

Young pianist wins gold

February 25th, 2015

Alice Shi was five years old when she asked her parents to enrol her in piano lessons. After watching her father’s friend play, she was immediately drawn to the sound. About five years later, they were watching Alice accept the Regional Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) for Grade 3 piano.

Young, pianist, wins, gold,

You can take control of your health

February 25th, 2015

Everything is pointing to 2015 as the year for major advances in digital health.

You, can, take, control, of, your, health,

Buying and selling used textbooks on the go

February 25th, 2015

When he stared at a mountain of textbooks that he had accumulated during his time at Concordia University, Matthew Bruna sensed a business opportunity.

Buying, and, selling, , used, textbooks, on, the, go,

I got a big bang out of Carol Ann Susi

February 25th, 2015

Carol Ann Susi, at the age of 62, succumbed to cancer in November. Her name may not ring a bell but I’m sure you’re familiar with the role of the Jewish mother of Simon Helberg’s character, Howard Wolowitz, that she played on the immensely popular CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory.

I, got, a, big, bang, out, of, Carol, Ann, Susi,

BDSM practitioners comment on Fifty Shades of Grey

February 25th, 2015

There is no denying that British author E.L. James was onto something three years ago when she released a self-published, print-on-demand e-book called Fifty Shades of Grey. The book and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, have sold over 100 million copies and the recently released film version of the first book has to date taken in more than $410 million worldwide at the box office.

BDSM, practitioners, comment, on, Fifty, Shades, of, Grey,

Police treating NDG swastika attack as hate crime

February 25th, 2015

Montreal police are treating the vandalism Monday night of several cars in an NDG garage with spraypainted swastikas as a hate crime, at least for now, says SPVM spokesman Louis Héroux.

Police, treating, NDG, swastika, attack, as, hate, crime,

Living on the edge of Hell

February 25th, 2015

It may be little more than a three-and-a-half room semi-basement apartment in Montreal’s Côte Des Neiges district, but as far as Alana R. is concerned, it’s home.

Living, on, the, edge, of, Hell,

Princess Anne awards local student achievers

February 25th, 2015

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, and daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, presented more than 80 young people from Montreal, Toronto and Nova Scotia with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards of Achievement.

Princess, Anne, awards, local, student, achievers,

‘Charlie’ demos may fail to promote change

February 25th, 2015

The media coverage surrounding the biggest march in French History where 1.5 million French citizens and over 40 world leaders marched together to show solidarity for the victims of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket was unprecedented.

‘Charlie’, demos, may, fail, to, promote, change,

The Bolduc rule

February 25th, 2015

The, Bolduc, rule,


February 25th, 2015

I am writing in response to the article in your newspaper about the language policy at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) and our Faculty of Law.


Justin Trudeau just doesn’t get it

February 25th, 2015

Justin Trudeau said last week that Prime Minister Harper’s insistence that niqabs — female face coverings — should not be allowed in courts and citizenship ceremonies is pandering to fear.

Justin, Trudeau, just, doesn’t, get, it,

Holi, the Indian Festival of Colours, will take place in Vaudreuil-Dorion 

February 25th, 2015

The Indo-Canadian Organization of Montreal (ICOM) in collaboration with the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is presenting Holi Hai, a free family-friendly event to celebrate the Indian Festival of Colours on March 7, starting at 1 p.m.
Holi, a spring festival, is celebrated each year at the approach of the vernal equinox, at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and end of winter.

Holi,, the, Indian, Festival, of, Colours,, will, take, place, in, Vaudreuil-Dorion ,

John Abbott College nursing students give back to Ghana

February 25th, 2015

The association between the African country of Ghana and John Abbott College and McGill has been one of sharing knowledge and helping the impoverished country get over food insecurity issues while improving the education and health of its residents.

John, Abbott, College, nursing, students, give, back, to, Ghana,

TQSOI report: Almost 9,000 live in poverty in southern West Island 

February 25th, 2015

The Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest de l’Île (TQSOI)  launched the long awaited Portrait of the Population of the Southern West Island report dispelling myths about wealth on the West Island.

TQSOI, report:, Almost, 9,000, live, in, poverty, in, southern, West, Island ,

Baie d’Urfé ‘too small’ to adhere to information law

February 25th, 2015

The town of Baie d’Urfé claims that it is too small to comply with the provisions of the province’s access-to-information law.

Baie, d’Urfé, ‘too, small’, to, adhere, to, information, law,

Veterans’ Hospital transfer to cost SADB taxpayers

February 25th, 2015

“The final details should be taken care of shortly, and the transfer should be finished by early 2016,” Joanne Beauvais told The Suburban, referring to the eventual transfer of the last remaining Veterans Hospital under federal control to Quebec’s provincial jurisdiction.

Veterans’, Hospital, transfer, to, cost, SADB, taxpayers,

Toddlers who don’t speak French falling behind

February 25th, 2015

If you’re a boy under five living in Laval and don’t speak French or English, it’s a coin-toss as to whether you’re at-risk. According to Quebec’s first-ever survey of toddlers, non-francophone Laval children under five are far more vulnerable than the provincial average.

Toddlers, who, don’t, speak, French, falling, behind,

Another $350,000 to go in the Save Matthew fundraising campaign

February 25th, 2015

A Laval couple hopes for a miracle. Laval resident Matthew Schreindorfer, who is currently in New York thanks to a crowdfunding campaign for a last-ditch cancer treatment, is praying for that miracle.

Another, $350,000, to, go, in, the, Save, Matthew, fundraising, campaign,

City to set up ‘smart’ traffic signals 

February 25th, 2015

Laval intends to install intelligent traffic lights along some of its main traffic arteries. The city aims to use the cutting-edge transit technology to expedite commuters.

City, to, set, up, ‘smart’, traffic, signals ,

Voting to name Chomedey schools starts tomorrow

February 25th, 2015

Members of the public suggested nearly 500 names for two Sir Wilfrid Laurier schools, by the time the school board’s name-the-school contest closed to entries, Feb. 13.

Voting, to, name, Chomedey, schools, starts, tomorrow,

Safety officials on floodwatch

February 25th, 2015

Its snow cone time in Laval again. Public safety officials put emergency measures staff on floodwatch last week, after Rivière des Prairies overflowed its banks, Feb. 17, covering the end of Jetté Street in Ste. Dorothée with water.

Safety, officials, on, floodwatch,

iKnow… iThink?

February 20th, 2015

We seem to be living in a new techy "i”world.
People are spending a lot of time with their advanced technological devices such as an iPad, iPod, iPhone, tablet, androids, and living in their iHome.  iiiiiiiiiii   just don’t know.  I am wondering how much we have actually advanced as humans by having these new technologies?

iKnow…, iThink?, LIVING, IN, THE, NOW

The Rotary Club of Montreal-Westward Rotary turns 75

February 20th, 2015

The Rotary Club of Montreal-Westward recently celebrated its Diamond Jubilee 75th anniversary at the Montreal West Town Hall.  The club was chartered on January 25, 1940. In recent years it has contributed $100,000 towards building the John Simms Community Centre and refurbishing the railroad block tower in 1997. 

The, Rotary, Club, of, Montreal-Westward, , Rotary, turns, 75, , , , MAGAZINE, , CONFIDENTIAL

Foods that can heal a broken heart

February 20th, 2015

In recent years cardiovascular disease accounted close to 20 per cent of all deaths in Canada. Every seven minutes a life is taken by heart disease. February is heart awareness month and here are my 10 heart healthy food choices.

Foods, that, can, heal, , a, broken, heart, , , FOOD, FOR, , THOUGHT

Work romances

February 20th, 2015

It is said that about 30 per cent of couples met through work in some capacity. From bosses who marry the secretary to employees from different departments making special connections, to police officers and citizens making a spark after the issuing of a speeding ticket. There is no limit to the stories of work romances.

Work, romances, RELATIONSHIPS

Sometimes Retro tech is best

February 20th, 2015

The technology we benefit from today is dizzying — it seems there are thousands of things we can do with smartphones alone. And Smart TVs are providing us a great alternative to regular television with their access to big screen YouTube, the subscription movie and TV show streaming service Netflix and many other “channels.”

Sometimes, Retro, tech, is, best, RETRO, , ROUNDUP

New income security coalition unites left and right 

February 18th, 2015

Few things unite the right and left in Canada, Tim Hortons and hockey notwithstanding, but a not-so-radical idea might be one of them.

New, income, security, coalition, unites, left, and, right ,

U of M law school hikes passing grade for French admission test

February 18th, 2015

The University of Montreal’s law baccalaureate program has hiked its French entrance exam passing grade from 61 to 79 percent, Staviss has learned.

U, of, M, law, school, hikes, passing, grade, for, French, admission, test,

MIGS director set to fight online terrorism

February 18th, 2015

As the Senior Deputy Director of MIGS — Montreal’s Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies — Kyle Matthews believes that we’re already beginning to fight the Third World War and that its front lines can be easily found on the Internet.

MIGS, director, set, to, fight, online, terrorism,

50 Canadians honoured by Prime Minister on 50th Anniversary of the Flag

February 18th, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper honoured 50 Canadian individuals and organizations on the 50th Anniversary of the Maple Leaf as Canada’s national flag this past Sunday.

50, Canadians, honoured, by, Prime, Minister, on, 50th, Anniversary, of, the, Flag,

More important than puppies

February 18th, 2015

Tragic. Did you hear? Beyond sad. What can we do?

More, important, than, puppies,


February 18th, 2015

The nuns have all left their convent and the building is empty.


We need a new train grid

February 18th, 2015

We should not have to live through what tens of thousands of commuters lived through this past Monday ever again.

We, need, a, new, train, grid,


February 18th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, weather, cold, freezing, frozen, Jack Nicholson, The Shining, calendar, cartoon

Dollard youth wins piano gold after just four years of study

February 18th, 2015

Tracey Steele Music Academy (TSMA) in Roxboro consistently brings home medals from the Royal Conservatory exams in Toronto each year. However, this year 17-year-old student, Cyril Nader, took away a gold medal along with the highest score in Quebec after only four years of piano study.

Dollard, youth, wins, piano, gold, after, just, four, years, of, study,

‘Eat, Love, Live’ scores again

February 18th, 2015

Eat Love Live, the annual women’s only Valentine’s fundraising event put on by the West Island Cancer Wellness Center raised $26,000 at this year’s event. More than 100 women came out to an evening hosted by TV personality Lori Graham at 40 Westt.

‘Eat,, Love,, Live’, scores, again,

More social housing needed in Robert-Baldwin

February 18th, 2015

"Austerity measures by the government shouldn't include measures that do not respect the rights for those with lower income and the working poor," François Saillant said concerning the finance minister's upcoming budget.

More, social, housing, needed, in, Robert-Baldwin, ,

‘Coldest Night of the Year’

February 18th, 2015

Homelessness and hunger are realities which Kirkland resident Kim Reid witnesses on a daily basis.
Reid is President of On Rock Community Services in Pierrefonds, a food bank resource which reaches 200 families on a weekly basis.

‘Coldest, Night, of, the, Year’, On, Rock, Community, Services, hosts, walking, fundraiser

DDO condo associations lose out to Hydro-Québec’s ‘right of way’ policy

February 18th, 2015

Since last week, representatives of the Glenview Green and Sunnybrooke Village Condominium Associations have been trying to reach an agreement with Hydro-Québec to preserve a large number of old growth trees but to no avail.

DDO, condo, associations, lose, out, to, Hydro-Québec’s, ‘right, of, way’, policy,

Terry Fox student wins brain training workshop

February 18th, 2015

One lucky student, who will remain anonymous, from Terry Fox Elementary School in Vimont, has won the $2,500 brain training workshop from H.O.P.E. Resource Centre.

Terry, Fox, student, wins, brain, training, workshop,

Laval airline adds Hungary, Croatia to itinerary

February 18th, 2015

Fresh from announcing non-stop flights from Canada to Athens and Thessaloniki two weeks ago, SkyGreece last week added Budapest to its list of year-round destinations, as well as summer flights to Croatia.

Laval, airline, adds, Hungary,, Croatia, to, itinerary,

Moreau mum on municipal rebate

February 18th, 2015

Laval city council was surprised last week when Quebec Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau threatened to withhold $9 million in provincial grants to the city and instead give it directly to residents.

Moreau, mum, on, municipal, rebate,

Technopole transfer to proceed despite pending law

February 18th, 2015

The city plans to carry on with its plan to restructure its business development agency, regardless of a new law that is wending its way through the Quebec legislature.

Technopole, transfer, to, proceed, despite, pending, law,

Laval eyes business opportunities in Mali

February 18th, 2015

“Monnaie soit qui Mali pense,” is the new maxim at Laval Technopole.

Laval, eyes, business, opportunities, in, Mali,

How to make it through the shortest — but most brutal — month of the year

February 18th, 2015

February in Canada is pretty tough.

How, to, make, it, through, the, shortest, , —, but, most, brutal, —, month, of, the, year,

Amazing Grace: St. Patrick Square resident celebrates 100th

February 18th, 2015

On Sunday, Feb. 9, surrounded by more than 80 invited guests, long-time St. Patrick Square resident Grace Gough (née Cornell) celebrated her 100th birthday.

Amazing, Grace:, St., Patrick, Square, resident, celebrates, 100th,

Choosing a TV is a daunting task

February 18th, 2015

Life was once so simple.

Choosing, a, TV, is, , a, daunting, task,

Sheepishly welcoming in the Chinese New Year

February 18th, 2015

Chinese New Year celebrations start February 19. This is year 4712 by the Chinese calendar, but the Jewish calendar goes back even further as we are now in our year 5775. As the old joke goes, how did my people survive without Chinese food for 1,063 years?

Sheepishly, welcoming, in, the, Chinese, New, Year,

Harry Manx returns to Montreal

February 18th, 2015

Harry Manx makes no bones about who he’s making music for these days.

Harry, Manx, returns, to, Montreal, Noted, guitarist, to, play, Gésu, Theatre, on, Feb., 26

The truth is out there… at the Segal

February 18th, 2015

Although the plays put on at the Segal Centre as part of its main season run the gamut of subject matter, few if any have put the spotlight on Unidentified Flying Objects. Damien Atkins is about to change all that.

The, truth, is, out, there…, , at, the, Segal,

Atom C Riverains Sens-sational at Sensplex

February 18th, 2015

The Atom C Île Perrot Riverains had a sensational time at the annual Cougar Cup tournament held at the Ottawa Senators Sensplex in the Orleans’ district of Ottawa as the squad captured the gold and championship banner.

Atom, C, Riverains, Sens-sational, at, Sensplex,

Dominance with the ring

February 18th, 2015

The Pointe Claire Demons scored early and scored often beating Dollard-Pierrefonds 8-4 in Benjamin “B” ringette Saturday morning at the Civic Centre in Dollard.

Dominance, with, the, ring, Pointe, Claire, 8, |, Dollard-Pierrefonds, 4

QMFL celebrates their season

February 18th, 2015

The Quebec Minor Football League held its annual awards banquet Saturday afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

QMFL, celebrates, their, season,

West Island and Versant Ouest gear up for the playoffs

February 18th, 2015

The West Island Royals executed everything in their game plan and shutout the Versant Ouest Ouragans 3-0 in Atom BB hockey Saturday morning at the Dorval Arena.

West, Island, and, Versant, Ouest, gear, up, for, the, playoffs, West, Island, 3, |, Versant, Ouest, 0

Perseverance pays off for Simon Lefebvre

February 18th, 2015

 When Simon Lefebvre began the 2014-15 season with Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal, it was one seemingly filled with hope and promise.

Perseverance, pays, off, for, Simon, Lefebvre, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Cobras put the bite on Lakeshore

February 18th, 2015

The Verdun-LaSalle-Westmount Cobras downed the visiting Lakeshore Panthers 4-1 in boys’ Bantam BB hockey action Friday night at the Denis Savard Arena in Verdun.

Cobras, put, the, , bite, on, Lakeshore, Verdun-LaSalle-Westmount, 4, |, Lakeshore, 1

Hebrew Academy marks 20 years as host of unifying basketball tournament

February 13th, 2015

Hebrew Academy’s Moritz Hasen Gymnasium was the hub of activity, as fans of all ages gathered to cheer on basketball players competing in the Annual Oren Grunbaum Hebrew Academy Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Hebrew, Academy, marks, 20, years, as, host, of, unifying, basketball, tournament, , ,


February 13th, 2015

Yet again, Canada proves to the world they can compete with the best of the best in the ski world, winning the silver medal in the Alpine Team Event at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek.


Cook claims silver medal in Super-G

February 13th, 2015

Those who have followed Dustin Cook’s season could sense something special was coming.

Cook, claims, silver, medal, in, Super-G,

"Hitting back at Cancer"

February 13th, 2015

With just under 100 people registered for this first time event, the Le Black Knight Conqueror Squash Challenge for Breast Cancer Research on January 23-25, 2015 was an overwhelming success.

"Hitting, back, at, Cancer",

Canada’s Sébastien Toutant battles windy conditions for bronze at U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix

February 13th, 2015

Sébastien Toutant of Montreal negotiated strong winds to earn the bronze medal Wednesday in men’s slopestyle at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix and highlighted a strong day for Canadian riders.

Canada’s, Sébastien, Toutant, battles, windy, conditions, for, bronze, at, U.S., Snowboarding, Grand, Prix,

How much is that doggie?

February 11th, 2015

Choosing to add a canine member to your family needs to be the result of having thought things through very seriously as the commitment you are making can last 10-15 years.

How, much, is, that, doggie?,

JFK Dancing with the Stars raises $440,000

February 11th, 2015

The ninth annual Just For Kids (JFK) Foundation’s Dancing with the Stars gala raised over $440,000 last week to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the ENT and Urology Departments at the new Montreal Children’s Hospital.

JFK, Dancing, with, the, Stars, raises, $440,000,

Believing that I was there

February 11th, 2015

On July 16, 1969 I was at the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, to see the launch of Apollo 11 – the one that propelled Neil Armstrong to the moon.

Believing, that, I, was, there,

The serious business of funny writing

February 11th, 2015

Author Terry Fallis has earned a reputation for being one of the funnier voices in the Canadian literary landscape following his acclaimed debut 2008 novel, The Best Laid Plans.

The, serious, business, , of, funny, writing,

Forever Plaid tunes up for lyrical run at Segal

February 11th, 2015

The Segal Centre’s latest show opened with a bang, a car crash and four-part harmonies. Co-produced by Copa de Oro Productions and directed by Robert Peace, Forever Plaid may be your cure for the winter blues.

Forever, Plaid, tunes, up, for, lyrical, run, at, Segal,

Marvel universe set to descend on Bell Centre

February 11th, 2015

The familiar characters of the Marvel comics universe have been inescapable over the last few years thanks to the endless amount of super hero films like the Avengers and X-Men, which constantly dominate the box office.

Marvel, universe, set, , to, descend, on, Bell, Centre,

Titans golden in Gatineau

February 11th, 2015

The Vaudreuil-Dorion Novice A Titans battled through a tough weekend of play and their efforts were rewarded as the Titans brought home the hardware as the champions of the annual Masson Anger Tournament in Gatineau that ushered in the month of February.

Titans, golden, in, Gatineau,

Filion and Riendeau capture Athlete of the Year honours 

February 11th, 2015

Roseline Filion and Vincent Riendeau were amongst the eight recipients to be honoured during the 2014 Diving Plongeon Canada Awards Night on Friday, Jan. 23.

Filion, and, Riendeau, capture, , Athlete, of, the, Year, honours , , ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Anthony Calvillo and the Alouettes to groom Quebec quarterbacks

February 11th, 2015

The Montreal Alouettes have created the Anthony Calvillo Leadership Academy for Quarterbacks which will see pro-football’s all-time leading passer share his knowledge, tricks of the trade and much more to Quebec’s young quarterbacks.

Anthony, Calvillo, and, , the, Alouettes, to, , groom, Quebec, quarterbacks,

Team concept propels NDG Panthers to first place

February 11th, 2015

The first-place NDG Panthers Midget A team has relied all season on the concept of team play and that principle was evident last Tuesday when the Panthers recorded a 3-0 shutout win over HSO Attack-2 at the Bill Durnan Arena.
The Panthers had goals from three different players and a solid effort from goaltender Guillaume Beaudoin Bussiere to improve their league-leading record to 14-4-3.

Team, concept, propels, NDG, Panthers, to, first, place,

East pressure leads to GMAA all-star win

February 11th, 2015

The East squad employed a smothering full court trap to set the tone in its 103-90 win over the West team in the 25th Annual GMAA boys all-star game played Sunday afternoon at the Concordia Gymnasium.

East, pressure, leads, , to, GMAA, all-star, win,

Morgan propels Team Purple to GMAA all-star win

February 11th, 2015

Kya Morgan used her quickness to lead Team Purple to a hard-fought 47-40 victory over the Pink squad at the GMAA girls all-star basketball game played Sunday morning at the Concordia Gymnasium.

Morgan, propels, Team, , Purple, to, GMAA, all-star, win,

TMR’s Mayor Roy supports mega-shopping centre deal

February 11th, 2015

Last week, during an exclusive interview with The Suburban, TMR Mayor Philippe Roy said that both he and the town’s council “...are all in favor” of the new commercial development project that will transform the town’s old industrial park into a massive new multi-purpose commercial retail project.

TMR’s, Mayor, Roy, supports, mega-shopping, centre, deal,

New Hampstead public security director had storied 29-year police career

February 11th, 2015

Hampstead’s new public security commander, Pietro Poletti, comes to the town from a 29-year career in law enforcement in Montreal and elsewhere, and involvement in very high profile investigations with international implications.

New, Hampstead, public, security, director, had, storied 29-year police, career, Public, inquiry, needed, on, today’s, Montreal, police, leadership: Pietro Poletti

Parent-led initiative for CSL High School

February 11th, 2015

Ilana Grostern isn’t messing around.

Parent-led, initiative, for, CSL, High, School,

Minister’s office confirms Vendome Metro tunnel a ‘done deal’

February 11th, 2015

Demonstrators showed up on a blisteringly cold morning last week outside of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s Montreal office on McGill College Avenue. They were demanding to know, in the words of their spokesperson Ghada Zaki, a community organizer working for the NDG Community Council, “...when will the government get around to building a second tunnel out of the Vendome Metro station towards the new hospital?”           

Minister’s, office, confirms Vendome, Metro, tunnel, a, ‘done, deal’,

Has the West found its inner Charlie?

February 11th, 2015

Watching world leaders march in Paris after the attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cachère, I was struck by the opportunistic appearance of the moment.

Has, the, West, found, its, inner, Charlie?,


February 11th, 2015

Well stated editorial on language rights.


Sports and character: The Guimont-Mota affair

February 11th, 2015

McGill Redmen football player Luis-Andrés Guimont-Mota was recently acquitted of assault charges against his wife. He had always maintained his innocence. You will remember the back story that led to our condemning McGill’s rush to judgment in late September and head coach Clint Uttley’s heroic decision to quit in the face of the school’s failure to respect any semblance of due process.

Sports, and, character:, The, Guimont-Mota, affair,

Rex Murphy on Brian Williams

February 11th, 2015

The Suburban. Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Rex Murphy, Brian Williams, NBC, liar, point of view, CBC, cartoon

Three Quebec mothers want insurance plan for severely handicapped children

February 11th, 2015

Three Quebec mothers are tired of all the paperwork, constant community fundraisers and daily struggle to care for their families. Geneviève Dion, Mélanie Castonguay and Marilyne Picard have decided to take the fight for their handicapped daughters all the way to Quebec City.

Three, Quebec, mothers, want, insurance, plan, for, severely, handicapped, children,

Buy some books; help the horses

February 11th, 2015

Next Thursday, Feb. 19, treat yourself to some new literature while helping out the horses, donkeys and goats at A Horse Tale Large Animal Rescue.

Buy, some, books;, help, the, horses,

Baie d’Urfé reacts to conflict-of- interest ruling

February 11th, 2015

Stung by a Quebec Municipal Commission judgment that Baie d’Urfé was complacent – or worse — about conflict of interest going on right under its nose, the town has taken umbrage at the finding.

Baie, d’Urfé, reacts, to, conflict-of-, interest, ruling,

Dollard’s David Bellas takes on Quebec’s pot holes

February 11th, 2015

Dollard des Ormeaux’s David Bellas came up with a solution to the treacherous pot hole problem facing us all for his Grade 9 science project at West Island College (WIC). He won the gold medal and will be continuing on to Montreal regionals hosted by Concordia University.

Dollard’s, David, Bellas, takes, on, Quebec’s, pot, holes,

WICA partnerships can be ‘a match made in heaven’

February 11th, 2015

A child at heart, Randolph Jacob has a passion for the Power Rangers and sharing his love of martial arts to other enthusiasts.

WICA, partnerships, can, be, ‘a, match, made, in, heaven’,

Drug industry discovers small is beautiful

February 11th, 2015

Max Fehlmann plans to replicate his drug research success formula in Laval.

Drug, industry, discovers, small, is, beautiful,

Controversies stir at Laval City Hall

February 11th, 2015

Just as city politics seemed to have turned mundane, fresh controversy broke out on several fronts last week.
First, Laval Police Sgt. Frédéric Jean confirmed that Laval’s new probity and ethics bureau has turned over its findings about a political hiring at city hall to Quebec’s special anti-corruption police squad, (known by its French acronym UPAC).

Controversies, stir, at, Laval, City, Hall,

Galati appointed Laval’s ‘economic ambassador’

February 11th, 2015

Paolo Galati might be packing his bags, but he’s not leaving his elected office.

Galati, appointed, Laval’s, ‘economic, ambassador’,

Crude could course through Laval by June

February 11th, 2015

Up to 300,000 barrels of oil a day could begin to flow through Île Jésus this summer.

Crude, could, course, through, Laval, by, June,

Province provides $2.75 million to repair Chomedey schools

February 11th, 2015

Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette announced yesterday that the Quebec government will give Laval schools more than $6 million to conduct much-needed maintenance.

Province, provides, $2.75, million, to, repair, Chomedey, schools,

Lizt Alfonso Danza Cuba Company to make Feb. 13 Montreal appearance

February 6th, 2015

The renowned Lizt Alfonso Danza Cuba Company has begun its Quebec and Ontario tour called Amigas! And the Place des Arts pencilled is pencilled in for one of their much anticipated performances on Friday, February 13 (8 p.m.).

Lizt, Alfonso, Danza, Cuba, Company, , to, make, Feb., 13, Montreal, , appearance,

My 10 heart healthy food choices

February 6th, 2015

In recent years cardiovascular disease accounted close to 20 per cent of all deaths in Canada. Every seven minutes a life is taken by heart disease. February is heart awareness month and here are my 10 heart healthy food choices.

My, 10, heart, healthy, food, choices,

What Seeking Arrangements does not tell you

February 6th, 2015

Seeking Arrangements is a website that calls itself a dating site that targets young, attractive women in their late teens and early twenties, to help them meet financially established, usually older men who want to trade major financial support (averaging $3,000 a month) for a negotiated form of companionship.

What, Seeking, Arrangements, , does, not, tell, you,

Retro Roundup’s electronics epiphany

February 6th, 2015

In 2011, Retro Roundup wished for the following:
“I’d love a less expensive (than the $299 Sony is charging for its 7.1 Virtual Surround Headphone) set that provides sound that seems to be in a very large soundstage, as if you’re listening in a theatre.”

Retro, Roundup’s, electronics, epiphany,

The most important relationship you’ll ever have

February 6th, 2015

This question was asked question as part of a conference many years ago: “What’s the most important relationship you’ll ever have?” There were many answers: a spouse, a soul mate, children, parents, etc.

The, most, important, relationship, , you’ll, ever, have,

Snap, crackle and pop!

February 4th, 2015

In my younger days, a bowl of Rice Krispies and milk was music to my ears and often my breakfast of choice. Today, I’d most likely be advised to add a healthy dose of Metamucil to that bowl of fluff with little nutritional value. As a senior, everything we knew and did as a young adult is now out the window as a new set of rules apply that, if disobeyed, will threaten us with our immediate demise.

Snap,, crackle, and, pop!,

Concordia kicks off third conversation series with William Gibson

February 4th, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 5, Concordia University will welcome Canadian-American author William Gibson as the first of four guests for the 2015 Thinking Out Loud conversation series. The sold-out event will take place at the D.B. Clarke Theatre in the Hall Building, located at 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Concordia, kicks, off, third, conversation, series, with, William, Gibson,

Feedback on sharing the bill after dining out

February 4th, 2015

In a November 26 column titled ‘You shared the meal — so how do you share the bill?’ I received a lot of feedback (no pun intended).

Feedback, on, sharing, , the, bill, after, dining, out,

MUHC sponsoring study to check effectiveness of online pre-screening tool

February 4th, 2015

Montrealers of Ashkenazi Jewish descent might want to visit a website to take a test and find out if they are at risk of passing on genes that may result in their children having fatal/life-threatening genetic conditions.

MUHC, sponsoring, study, to, check, , effectiveness, of, online, pre-screening, tool,

Our sedentary lifestyle may be killing us and our kids

February 4th, 2015

A recent review in a respected medical journal rehashed something important: a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of serious diseases ranging from cancer to heart attacks and stroke and also that exercising, while it helps, won’t counterbalance that entirely.

Our, sedentary, lifestyle, may, be, killing, us, and, our, kids,

Plenty to take in during Black History Month

February 4th, 2015

Throughout February, numerous events and activities will be scheduled in celebration of Black History Month. Local singer-songwriter of Haitian origin Valérie Daure will serve as the spokesperson for the francophone community while musician Alan Prater will serve as the English spokesperson.

Plenty, to, take, in, during, Black, History, Month,

Dollard scores a great weekend with Rogers Hometown Hockey

February 4th, 2015

The cold, bright winter weekend provided a perfect backdrop for the Rogers Hometown Hockey stopover in Dollard as the event set-up shop in the back parking lot of the Dollard Civic Centre. Throngs of fans young and old in a rainbow of hockey sweaters from NHL squads to the local leagues took in all that was being offered.

Dollard, scores, a, great, weekend, , with, Rogers, Hometown, Hockey,

Vicomtes visit with Lord Stanley’s Cup

February 4th, 2015

It was a covert operation last Wednesday night as Mike Bolt, keeper of the Stanley Cup wheeled in the precious trophy for a surprise visit with the midget A Pierrefonds Vicomtes as part of Scotiabank’s minor hockey commitment.

Vicomtes, visit, with, Lord, Stanley’s, Cup,

Selwyn House rallies to win Ed Meagher Sports Tourney midget basketball title

February 4th, 2015

The Selwyn House midget basketball team spotted LaSalle High School a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes of the championship finals of the Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports Tournament, then rallied for a 65-59 victory and the tourney title Saturday evening.

Selwyn, House, rallies, to, win, , Ed, Meagher, Sports, Tourney, midget, basketball, title, ,

Skate to Great and FedEx deliver chances to participate

February 4th, 2015

Last Tuesday morning at the St. Laurent FedEx branch Evan Kosiner, founder of the Skate to Great program along with former Hab Patrice Brisebois, Quebec ice Dancers as well as several dignitaries announced the launch of an eight city tour starting here in Montreal, sponsored by FedEx to help collect new and used skates to go to underprivileged youths.

Skate, to, Great, and, FedEx, , deliver, chances, to, participate,

Loyola Braves blank College Sainte-Anne to win bantam crown

February 4th, 2015

The Loyola Braves bantam hockey team combined outstanding goaltending and timely scoring to defeat College Sainte-Anne in the finals of the 45th Annual Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports Tournament. Goaltender Julien Zompa was called upon to make some key saves and also got a little help from the goalposts and his teammates who blocked numerous shots during the course of the championship game.

Loyola, Braves, blank, , College, Sainte-Anne, to, win, bantam, crown,

Les Supremes keeping busy in the New Year

February 4th, 2015

Les Supremes synchronized skating teams have been busy since the start of 2015, putting their training to great use in competition. The novice, junior and juvenile teams all brought home gold medals from the annual Winterfest Competition held in Mississauga, Ontario at the Hershey Center.

Les, Supremes, keeping, busy, in, the, New, Year,

Snowdon man says he jumped through jury duty linguistic hoops

February 4th, 2015

Snowdon resident Robert Crestohl says he had to jump through many hoops to get English instructions regarding an exemption from jury duty.

Snowdon, man, says, he, jumped, through, jury, duty, linguistic, hoops, ,

IKEA  takes positive step forward

February 4th, 2015

IKEA, already possibly the most bilingual store in Montreal in regards to its indoor and outdoor signage, has taken another positive step forward, Kovac reveals.

IKEA,  takes positive, step, forward,

Tyler receives go-ahead to appeal Bill 101 judgment

February 4th, 2015

Lawyer Brent Tyler said he has received authorization from his clients to appeal a Quebec Court decision to uphold the province’s language of signs laws, which require French predominance.

Tyler, receives, go-ahead, to, appeal, Bill, 101, judgment,


February 4th, 2015

"There’s still time,” says Clement Citeya of the Comité des Personnes Assistées Sociales de Pointe St. Charles (CPAS). Still time that is, for the province to reconsider its welfare reforms that the groups calls counter-productive and shows “shocking contempt for welfare recipients and are based on a false understanding of the welfare system.”
Quebec is applying its austerity belt cinching to welfare rolls as well, affecting many of the nearly half-million Quebecers receiving social assistance.



February 4th, 2015

I have heard the Harry Schick story off and on, but never realized the man has been harassed by the OQLF for so many years.


The Loonie

February 4th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, loonie, dollar, Canada, Canadian, coin, dead, low

English rights: justice denied again

February 4th, 2015

Justice Salvatore Mascia’s judgment in the latest challenge to Bill 101 continued the tradition of avoiding the hard truths that would have necessitated condemning the ugly compromise of justice that has been the hallmark of Quebec law since the passage of this notorious legislation. In so doing he failed a generation and blunted hope. Worse still, he denied natural justice.

English, rights:, justice, denied, again,

Say 'I love you' at Mademoiselle Clifford's

February 4th, 2015

'Hundreds and hundreds' of roses will fill Mademoiselle Cliffords Tea Room and Flower Shop come Valentine's Day, according to shop doyenne Linda Clifford. The number might be a slight exaggeration (not by much, however!) but have no doubt that Valentine's Day is a big deal for the charming shop.

Say, 'I, love, you', at, Mademoiselle, Clifford's,

Costco to open in Vaudreuil-Dorion end of summer

February 4th, 2015

The long awaited opening of Costco in Vaudreuil has been officially slated by the Harden Group for the end of summer 2015. The 220,000 square foot shopping area will be located at the highway 40 and highway 30 junction in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Costco, to, open, in, Vaudreuil-Dorion, end, of, summer,

Agglo raises stakes on Angell Woods

February 4th, 2015

The fate of Angell Woods could be decided by the courts, after agglomeration council voted, Jan. 29, in favour of changing the zoning of a large tract of overgrown Beaconsfield farmland from residential to conservation.

Agglo, raises, stakes, on, Angell, Woods,

‘Batshaw has proven to be very good neighbours so far,’ BCA says

February 4th, 2015

The Beaconsfield Batshaw campus, which will house 24 young people in an open setting, is scheduled for occupancy this summer. In late January, a tour of the shell of the building was granted to a select few.

‘Batshaw, has, proven, to, be, very, good, neighbours, so, far,’, BCA, says,

Train de l’Ouest commuter rail project could see nine million users per year

February 4th, 2015

A few days after the announcement of the partnership with the provincial government and the Caisse de dépot et placement du Quebec (CDD), Train de l’Ouest co-founder Clifford Lincoln received an important phone call from the CDD informing him that the grassroots coalition, that has been actively seeking a commuter light rail project for the last half decade, will indeed be “partners in the discussion.”

Train, de, l’Ouest, commuter, rail, project, could, see, nine, million, users, per, year,

A guide to Quebec’s signs language law

February 4th, 2015

The following is a guide to Bill 101’s language of signs provisions, as contained on the Quebec government site, which prints the law in detail.

A, guide, to, Quebec’s, signs, language, law,

Prowlers pose as city staff

February 4th, 2015

Police have alerted Laval residents that someone has been going around pretending to be municipal inspectors in order to gain access to their homes.

Prowlers, pose, as, city, staff,

Hungarian dog takes Manhattan

February 4th, 2015

Ste. Dorothée resident Anton Sagh and his trusty Hungarian-born dog Falko will be front and centre under the bright lights in Madison Square Garden the week after next, for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — the granddaddy of North American canine competitions.

Hungarian, dog, takes, Manhattan,

City buys out office tower

February 4th, 2015

Laval has spent nearly $4 million to buy the high-rise building next to city hall where municipal civil servants have worked for more than a quarter-century.

City, buys, out, office, tower,

Laval trade mission heads to Chicago

February 4th, 2015

Laval Technopole plans to follow in the footsteps of firms like Bank of Montreal and Canadian National Railways that have found fortune in the American Midwest.

Laval, trade, mission, heads, to, Chicago,

Public invited to name Laval schools

February 4th, 2015

Want to name your school after a deserving English Quebecer? That’s one of the options, now that Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) has opened its school-naming process to the public via the Internet.

Public, invited, to, name, Laval, schools,

Time for some Hometown Hockey Dollard style 

January 30th, 2015

Dollard des Ormeaux and the Dollard Minor Hockey Association are all set to welcome the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge this coming weekend.

Time, for, some, Hometown, Hockey, Dollard, style ,

Canada’s Elisabeth Vathje slides to World Cup silver in record fashion at Skeleton Palace

January 30th, 2015

ST.MORITZ, Sui.—Canada’s Elisabeth Vathje etched her name amongst skeleton royalty that have slid onto the World Cup podium at the birthplace of the sport in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Canada’s, Elisabeth, Vathje, slides, to, World, Cup, silver, in, record, fashion, at, Skeleton, Palace,

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ - Individual Tickets on sale February 26

January 30th, 2015

Fans waiting for individual tickets for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ will get the chance to secure their seat for the biggest event of the year when individual tickets go on sale to the general public on February 26th – 100 days out from Canada's Opening Match in Edmonton on June 6th.

FIFA, Women's, World, Cup, Canada, 2015™, -, Individual, Tickets, on, sale, February, 26,

ALDO Racing Stages 12 & 13 report from the 2015 Dakar

January 30th, 2015

The final Special Stage section of the 2015 Dakar Rally, reduced to 34 kilometres from its original 174 km due to unsafe roads, prevented the ALDO Racing Team from having a go at the Nissan Navarra of South African, Johan van Straden, which was 31st overall, one spot ahead of the ALDO Toyota.

ALDO, Racing, Stages, 12, &, 13, report, from, the, 2015, Dakar,

Defending champs win gold-medal rematch at M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors

January 30th, 2015

Braden Calvert was offered a ready-made excuse. The defending champ was having nothing to do with it.

Defending, champs, win, gold-medal, rematch, at, M&M, Meat, Shops, Canadian, Juniors,

MUHC Super Hospital ready for the big move

January 28th, 2015

Twelve years after The Suburban first wrote about the small community meeting during which the MUHC’s Dr. Nicholas Steinmetz discussed the need for a new and modern hospital in order to accommodate the medicine of a new century, Montreal’s new super hospital is only days away from the moment when it will be ready to receive its first patients.

MUHC, Super, Hospital, ready, for, the, big, move,

CSL files motion to dismiss Meadowbrook developer’s $20 million lawsuit

January 28th, 2015

Côte St. Luc filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court last year calling for the dismissal of a 15-year-old $20 million lawsuit brought by the developers of the Meadowbrook Golf Course against the city, Councillor Dida Berku told The Suburban Friday.

CSL, files, motion, to, dismiss, Meadowbrook, developer’s, $20, million, lawsuit,

CFIB: Red tape costs $37 billion

January 28th, 2015

It cost independant Canadian businesses $37.1 billion to comply with government regulations last year through wages, professional fees, equipment expenses, renovations and losses from regulatory delay, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

CFIB:, Red, tape, costs, $37, billion,

SSJB Richelieu-Yamaska manages CSL Loto kiosks

January 28th, 2015

The St. Jean Baptiste Society (SSJB) in Richelieu-Yamaska manages Loto-Québec kiosks at Côte St. Luc’s Quartier Cavendish and the Côte St. Luc Shopping Centre, and receives commissions from lottery ticket sales and winnings paid for and won by mostly federalist clients, The Suburban has learned.

SSJB, Richelieu-Yamaska, manages, CSL, Loto, kiosks, Loto-Quebec, rules, say, kiosk, operator, must, be, ‘apolitical’

Days that rend our souls asunder

January 28th, 2015

As we come to the close of the month, a month that began with the horrors of terror in the city of light, we would do well  to take a step back and reflect on the historical period all humanity lives through every year during the days at the end of this month.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Martin Luther King Jr., birthday, Raoul Wallenberg


January 28th, 2015

I am not convinced that an English affairs office for Quebec would really have much benefit for Quebec anglophones.


Le PKP Show

January 28th, 2015

Le, PKP, Show,

M. Couillard, time to end the duplicity on language

January 28th, 2015

We had reason to hope.

M., Couillard,, time, to, end, the, duplicity, on, language,

Terrasse-Vaudreuil still waiting for rail-crossing solution

January 28th, 2015

The town of Terrasse-Vaudreuil, a small municipality north of Pincourt, is accessed by two intersections that cross busy train tracks. Motorists and pedestrians, many of whom walk across the highway to the station, are protected by little at the two levels crossings.

Terrasse-Vaudreuil, still, waiting, for, rail-crossing, solution,

Tongue troopers continue to harass Harry Schick

January 28th, 2015

Though Quebecers might abhor abrogating freedom of speech, the language police remain tireless in their pursuit of Swiss Vienna Pastry’s harmless expression in nearly three-dozen languages.

Tongue, troopers, continue, to, harass, Harry, Schick,

Snow fort debacle resonates worldwide

January 28th, 2015

Mayor Georges Bourelle’s exemptions for million-dollar homes might escape media notice, but his hard line last week over a small snow fort gained Beaconsfield a global reputation for its “killjoy” response, as the Toronto Sun termed it.

Snow, fort, debacle, resonates, worldwide,

Happy Centennial to Adrienne Fortin-Roy!

January 28th, 2015

Friends and family came from all over recently as longtime Lachine resident Adrienne Fortin-Roy celebrated her 100th birthday.

Happy, Centennial, to, Adrienne, Fortin-Roy!,

MECA claims responsibility for website hack

January 28th, 2015

The small town of Terrasse-Vaudreuil received plenty of media attention late last week after their website was hacked by a self-proclaimed terrorist group MECA (Middle East Cyber Army).

MECA, claims, responsibility, for, website, hack,

Nature Centre to plant 10,000 new trees

January 28th, 2015

Paolo Galati told The Suburban that the city plans to spend about $180,000 to expand Laval’s Nature Centre’s tree canopy this year by 3.3 hectares at the park’s north end.

Nature, Centre, to, plant, 10,000, new, trees,

Dufour-Lapointe sisters moving to Montreal West

January 28th, 2015

It’s been a tumultuous year for the Montreal-born Dufour-Lapointe sisters. 

Dufour-Lapointe, sisters, moving, to, Montreal, West,

St. Martin to get new low-cost housing

January 28th, 2015

The city plans to raze derelict residences in Val Martin district in order to build new social housing there.

St., Martin, to, get, new, low-cost, housing,

STL gets an ‘A’ in Origin-Destination

January 28th, 2015

The 10th Origin-Destination survey (OD) came back with high marks for Laval residents. The study that looked at the entire metropolitan area was conducted in the fall of 2013. Laval is the only city in the greater Montreal area that saw a population growth higher than the number of vehicles over the past five years.

STL, gets, an, ‘A’, in, Origin-Destination,

Montreal transit authority takes over Laval Metro

January 28th, 2015

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will be taking over financial responsibility for operating the Metro system in Laval.

Montreal, transit, authority, takes, over, Laval, Metro, De, Cotis:, Blue, line, extension, “doesn’t, help, Laval”

Satire is under fire

January 28th, 2015

We use satire to challenge the hypocrisy of prevalent beliefs of our time.

Satire, is, under, fire,

A second solo offering from Alan Doyle

January 28th, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 5, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle will return to Montreal for a concert at Club Soda where music from his new solo album, So Let’s Go, will be featured. And whereas his first venture away from the band was an experiment in diversity, Doyle says that this time around, he strove to reincorporate his formative influences.

A, second, solo, offering, , from, Alan, Doyle,

Top six food choices to give you more energy

January 28th, 2015

With the days being shorter and the weather getting colder, many people feel tired and less energized.

Top, six, food, choices, to, give, you, more, energy,

After losing a son, father says JFK Foundation’s Dancing with the Stars event has inspired him

January 28th, 2015

Denis Antonelli is on a mission to help sick kids. Nearly four years ago, the Blainville businessman and his family suffered one of life’s greatest tragedies: the death of a child. His son Nicolas, only 17 years of age, was returning from a party when he was killed by a drunk driver only 300 yards from his home.

After, losing, a, son,, father, says, JFK, Foundation’s, , Dancing, with, the, Stars, event, has, inspired, him,

Tea Time charity expands its horizons

January 28th, 2015

Following the creation of the charity Tea Time for the Homeless as a means to help the underprivileged of Nepal, DDO resident and McGill University student Josh Broadman realised that there was much more that needed to be done.

Tea, Time, charity, , expands, its, horizons,

Tales of obscene wonderment

January 28th, 2015

Terminus is, without a doubt, one of the most unique theatre experiences of the 2014/15 main stage season. Produced by Toronto’s Outside The March and written by Mark O’Rowe, this decidedly edgy piece is running at the Centaur Theatre until Feb. 20.

Tales, of, obscene, , wonderment,

Mayor Coderre sends in relief for amateur baseball

January 28th, 2015

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has steeped up to the plate for local minor baseball organizations in Montreal. At a news conference last Friday Coderre presented his Baseball Plan for the City of Montreal.

Mayor, Coderre, sends, in, relief, for, amateur, baseball,

A Wild and Intrepid battle

January 28th, 2015

The Westlake Wild and the Laval Intrepid battled hard to earn a 1-1 tie in peewee A girls hockey Sunday afternoon at the Pointe Claire Arena.

A, Wild, and, Intrepid, battle, Laval, 1, |, Westlake, 1

Basketball for a cause

January 28th, 2015

The Sian Bradwell Fund annual All-Star basketball weekend celebrated its 15th year and once again put on a show. 
Bell Media and the Montreal Alouettes teamed up and went head to head in a charity basketball game for the foundation.

Basketball, for, a, cause,

Time for some Hometown Hockey Dollard style 

January 28th, 2015

Dollard des Ormeaux and the Dollard Minor Hockey Association are all set to welcome the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge this coming weekend. There is a full slate of activities, guests and surprises for fans of all ages to enjoy, culminating with a viewing part on Sunday afternoon with the Habs taking on the Arizona Coyotes. The ultimate hockey festival will feature special appearances by Dollard’s own and NHL on Sportsnet analyst, PJ Stock.

Time, for, some, Hometown, Hockey, Dollard, style ,

Primeau’s hat trick sparks Rapides victory over Bulldogs

January 28th, 2015

A three-goal explosion in a two-minute span late in the first period lifted the Lachine Rapides to a 5-2 win over the Verdun Bulldogs Sunday morning at the Pete Morin Arena in Lachine. Xavier Primeau was Lachine’s offensive catalyst with a natural hat trick while goalie Louis Montpas picked up the win.

Primeau’s, hat, trick, sparks, Rapides, victory, over, Bulldogs, Lachine, 5, |, Verdun, 2

Samuel Girard is on track for excellence

January 28th, 2015

National team member rookie Samuel Girard earned the right to skate in the individual races at the upcoming ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Championships, in March, following his performance at the recent Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Senior Championships that took place at Maurice Richard Arena.

Samuel, Girard, is, on, track, for, excellence, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

2014 may have been a watershed year for retro music reissues

January 23rd, 2015

There have been many milestone years in the history of reissues of retro music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. One was 1973 and the release of the George Lucas film American Graffiti.

2014, may, have, been, a, watershed, year, for, retro, music, reissues,

Get your groove on baby

January 23rd, 2015

There seems to be a lot of trouble in the world these days. Everyday something terrible happens somewhere. Lately, there have been horrific attacks on our free society and people. This hits right home and into the hearts of everyone. No one is immune from this pain. Everyone suffers and pledges an allegiance to stop this madness. It's got to stop!!!

Get, your, groove, , on, baby,

Ready! Set! Go! What… not ready?

January 23rd, 2015

As we round out to the end of January most of us are back in the full swing of things at work, leisure, and home. For many of us we’ve already abandoned our New Years Resolutions, felt bad, and moved on. You had a great idea for change, but struggle to implement or keep with it — why? Maybe you weren’t ready.

Ready!, Set!, Go!, , What…, not, ready?,

Top six food choices to give you more energy

January 23rd, 2015

With the days being shorter and the weather getting colder, many people feel tired and less energized.

Top, six, food, choices, to, give, you, more, energy,

Visit to DDO inspires Israeli author of Hilarious Hebrew book to promote

January 23rd, 2015

When Yael Breuer visited family in Montreal and Toronto recently she did not intend for the trip to become a promotional vehicle for a unique new book she co-wrote.  Yet everyone who took a glance at Hilarious Hebrew –The  Fun and Fast Way To Learn The Langue, could not put the publication down. It was her sister-in-law, Dollard des Ormeaux resident Danit Klein, who inspired her to launch a  bit of a road show.

Visit, to, DDO, inspires, Israeli, author, of, Hilarious, Hebrew, book, to, promote,

Why I don’t make predictions for the New Year

January 21st, 2015

There used to be a time that tarot card readers, Ouija board interpreters, astrologers, psychics, soothsayers and fortune tellers held the monopoly for making predictions for the New Year, but for the year 2015 it seems everyone’s making forecasts. Newscasters, sportswriters, politicians, bloggers, texters, tweeters, columnists and editorial cartoonists have become prophets.

Why, I, don’t, make, predictions, for, the, New, Year,

Hoop dreams led former LCC student to UCLA

January 21st, 2015

Montrealer Nirra Wellman Fields is living a dream. Not only does the third-year player for the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Bruins recognize how fortunate she is to be playing basketball at a top US college, she also appreciates the value of her full scholarship.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, basketball, Nirra Wellman, UCLA, Bruins, LCC, student

Why I don’t make predictions for the New Year

January 21st, 2015

There used to be a time that tarot card readers, Ouija board interpreters, astrologers, psychics, soothsayers and fortune tellers held the monopoly for making predictions for the New Year, but for the year 2015 it seems everyone’s making forecasts. Newscasters, sportswriters, politicians, bloggers, texters, tweeters, columnists and editorial cartoonists have become prophets.

Why, I, don’t, make, predictions, for, the, New, Year,

CSL Dramatic Society’s next play most ambitious yet

January 21st, 2015

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society has been hitting home runs with its plays in the last few years, and their next production, the murder mystery comedy Haven’t Got A Clue, promises to be their most ambitious yet.

CSL, Dramatic, Society’s, next, play, most, ambitious, yet,

Putting the Works back in motion

January 21st, 2015

In its heyday, the Comedyworks club on Bishop Street featured many stand-ups who would go on to make huge names for themselves; from Ray Romano to Louis C.K. and everyone in between. For well over two decades the club earned a reputation amongst performers and the public alike as being one of the best comedy spots in the city.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Comedyworks, stand-up comedy, club, Bishop Street, Massimo, Just For Laughs, new management

OWTA transmits a passion for the arts to less privileged kids

January 21st, 2015

The arts have always played an important role for Akilah Newton. After having been involved in theatre and dance all throughout her schooling, the West Island native and John Abbott College graduate went on to study entertainment management at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, a prestigious school in the UK co-founded by Paul McCartney.

OWTA, transmits, a, passion, for, the, arts, , to, less, privileged, kids,

2015’s arrival brings new meaning to the word ‘resolve’

January 21st, 2015

Man, sometimes it is really tough to be positive.

2015’s, arrival, brings, new, meaning, to, the, word, ‘resolve’,

Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins World Championships

January 21st, 2015

Justine Dufour-Lapointe was crowned the new moguls world champion after beating out Hannah Kearney in the super final on Sunday. Dufour-Lapointe scored an 87.25 to finish ahead of her American rival with 85.66.

Justine, Dufour-Lapointe, wins, World, Championships, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Lakers late rally produces win

January 21st, 2015

The West Island Lakers needed a late rally in the second half to beat the Montreal Monarchs 40-38 in Mini AAA boys basketball Sunday morning at John Rennie High School.

Lakers, late, rally, produces, win, West, Island, 40, |, Montreal, 38

Squash out cancer

January 21st, 2015

“Le Black Knight Conqueror Squash Challenge” being hosted at the Montreal Downtown YMCA this weekend.  Proceeds from this tournament will be donated for breast cancer research to the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital and Cedars Cancer Institute at the Royal Victoria Hospital. The squash tournament will be taking place at the YMCA Centre-Ville 1440 Stanley Street, from Jan. 23-25.  For more information send an e-mail to

Squash, out, cancer,

Vote Matheson for NCAA Hobey Baker honours

January 21st, 2015

Pointe Claire’s Michael Matheson, a defenceman in his Junior campaign with the Boston College Eagles and team captain has been selected as a candidate for the prestigious Hobey Baker award.

Vote, Matheson, for, NCAA, Hobey, Baker, honours,

Lions claw out win over Preds

January 21st, 2015

The Lac St. Louis Lions scored a pair of goals early and held on in the third to beat the Lac St. Louis Predators 2-0 in Bantam AAA hockey Saturday afternoon at the Pointe Claire Arena.

The Suburban, Mitch Gallo, Hockey, Quebec, Montreal, Lions, Predators, Lac St. Louis, Claude Francis, Yaniv Perets, Pointe Claire, Arena

Urgences Santé website to be bilingual: official

January 21st, 2015

Urgences Santé’s new website and Twitter entries will “eventually” be in English as well as French, says the ambulance service’s executive officer Benoît Garneau.

Urgences, Santé, website, to, be, bilingual:, official,

Now it’s a three-way Conservative nomination race in Mount Royal     

January 21st, 2015

The Conservative Party is looking to upset the Liberals for the Mount Royal riding in the upcoming federal election. The Liberals have held this seat for 75 years, once referring to it as the safest seat in the country — although the Conservatives came much closer than usual to winning it in 2011.

Now, it’s, a, three-way, Conservative, nomination, race, in, Mount, Royal,     ,

Curator’s inept response destroys Lachine woman’s home

January 21st, 2015

As the result of the province’s Public Curator’s inaction to a number of urgent warnings, Lachine resident Edith Fischkohl’s house was destroyed when frozen pipes burst causing the massive flood of water that ruined both the Fischkohl home as well as the one that belongs to Mona Rainville –Fischkohl’s friend and neighbor.

Curator’s, inept, response, destroys, Lachine, woman’s, home,

Doctors slam Bill 20

January 21st, 2015

Many of Quebec’s family doctors will soon forfeit salary and reduce working hours, with some considering early retirement, rather than abide by the Liberal government’s Bill 20, according to Dr. Michael Kalin.

Doctors, slam, Bill, 20, ‘It, really, misses, the, mark’

Federal language commissioner supports English affairs office for Quebec

January 21st, 2015

D’Arcy McGee MNA David Birnbaum, along with fellow anglophone MNAs Geoff Kelley and Kathleen Weil, do not support Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s proposal that the Quebec government create an office of anglophone affairs, according to reports.

Federal, language, commissioner, supports, English, affairs, office, for, Quebec,


January 21st, 2015

Clearly, for the self-appointed morality police at the CBC — and sadly, many other newsrooms in North America — it is perfectly fine to offend Jews, Catholics, anyone, in fact, except Muslims.


No need for panic over retail closures

January 21st, 2015

The job losses for so many that will come with the closing of the Target chain in Canada is a tragedy. A human tragedy. But there is no need for the outpouring of concerns over the economy as a whole that have been pouring out of many quarters in the past week.

No, need, for, panic, over, retail, closures,

Quebec "Charter of Values" 2.0

January 21st, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, cartoon, Bernard Drainville, PQ, Minister, leadership, candidate, charter of values, 2.0

No Sex Please hits Hudson stage this spring

January 21st, 2015

Diana Gausden said that for the first play of the Hudson Players Club 2015 season, she and the board wanted something that would resonate with their audience.

No, Sex, Please, hits, Hudson, stage, this, spring,

Hudson to host sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

January 21st, 2015

Weary of winter; anxious for spring
They thought Hudson needed a jolt
To enliven the year 2010.
Then an idea struck like a bolt!

Hudson, to, host, sixth, annual, St., Patrick's, Day, Parade,

“Evolution not revolution”

January 21st, 2015

During the last provincial election campaign, Philippe Couillard made the Train De L'Ouest an election priority.  The commuter rail project with its own dedicated track lines to run from Vaudreuil into the city of Montreal at regular intervals also has the backing of West and Off Island mayors, the AMT as well as Minister of Transport Robert Poeti.

“Evolution, not, revolution”, Caisse, de, dépôt, confident, of, returns, and, realization, of, Train, De, L’Ouest

LGH ER expected to be over capacity until mid-February

January 21st, 2015

Due to the increase in flu patients, as the influenza season started earlier and was more severe than usual, the ER at the Lakeshore General Hospital has been working beyond its capacity since November and those numbers are not expected to change until mid-February when the flu season will hopefully peak.

LGH ER, expected, to, be, over, capacity, until, mid-February,

“Evolution not revolution”

January 21st, 2015

During the last provincial election campaign, Philippe Couillard made the Train De L'Ouest an election priority.  The commuter rail project with its own dedicated track lines to run from Vaudreuil into the city of Montreal at regular intervals also has the backing of West and Off Island mayors, the AMT as well as Minister of Transport Robert Poeti.

“Evolution, not, revolution”, Caisse, de, dépôt, confident, of, returns, and, realization, of, Train, De, L’Ouest

Gaspé resident camps out overnight to get first publication of Charlie Hebdo

January 21st, 2015

The first publication of Charlie Hebdo since the blood bath in Paris last week was sought out far and wide with waiting lists and line ups for those eager to get their hands on a copy. Dylan Leggo from Gaspé camped out in front of the Multimag in Pointe Claire over night on Jan. 15 to insure he was first in line to get a copy.

Gaspé, resident, camps, out, overnight, to, get, first, publication, of, Charlie, Hebdo,

Target tanks

January 21st, 2015

Pay more. Expect less. It took just 16 months for United States retail giant Target a year to go bust in Canada by failing to replicate here the price and logistic wizardry that earned it renown among American shoppers.

Target, tanks, Ste., Dorothée,, Chomedey, superstores, to, close

Old St. Vincent de Paul overhaul in the offing

January 21st, 2015

The Suburban has learned that St. Vincent de Paul Councillor Paolo Galati will soon announce plans to spruce up his district’s historic zone this year.

Old, St., Vincent, de, Paul, overhaul, in, the, offing,

Doctors slam Bill 20

January 21st, 2015

Many of Quebec’s family doctors will soon forfeit salary and reduce working hours, with some considering early retirement, rather than abide by the Liberal government’s Bill 20, according to Dr. Michael Kalin.

Doctors, slam, Bill, 20,

City poised to sue former suppliers

January 21st, 2015

Laval wants its money back. Within weeks, the city expects to be in court to pursue Vaillancourt-era engineering firms and contractors, David De Cotis told The Suburban.

City, poised, to, sue, former, suppliers,

Laval flood zones back to 1995

January 21st, 2015

A second reading of the new regulations to reset flood zones to match those in place in 1995 rather than the ones set in 2005 took place at yesterday’s Laval council meeting (Jan. 13).

Laval, flood, zones, back, to, 1995,

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Dollard January 31

January 15th, 2015

You are invited to a FREE, weekend-long, outdoor hockey festival!

Rogers, Hometown, Hockey, Tour, in, Dollard, January, 31,

Another 1-2 finish for Alpine Canada

January 15th, 2015

Canada’s dynamic ski cross duo has done it again. Marielle Thompson of Whistler, BC and Georgia Simmerling of Vancouver, BC finished 1st and 2nd in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup stop in Val Thornes, France.

Another, 1-2, finish, for, Alpine, Canada,

Triathlon Canada Announces Inaugural National 3S Winter Triathlon Championship

January 15th, 2015

Embracing the country’s winter roots, Triathlon Canada and Quebec Triathlon are partnering to host the inaugural Canadian 3S Winter Triathlon Championship in Quebec City on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Triathlon, Canada, Announces, Inaugural, National, 3S, Winter, Triathlon, Championship,

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 team takes silver medal at 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship

January 15th, 2015

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has earned the silver medal at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship after a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in Monday’s gold medal game.

Canada’s, National, Women’s, Under-18, team, takes, silver, medal, at, 2015, IIHF, Ice, Hockey, U18, Women’s, World, Championship,

Team Canada completes impressive triumph at World Financial Group Continental Cup

January 15th, 2015

The championship already in their pocket, Team Canada closed out the 2015 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions, by winning 9.5 of 15 skins points Sunday evening to add $25,000 to their winning prize money.

Team, Canada, completes, impressive, triumph, at, World, Financial, Group, Continental, Cup,

‘We are Charlie, we are Jewish, we are French’

January 14th, 2015

Hundreds turned out to a vigil at Côte St. Luc’s Beth Israel Beth Aaron Synagogue Sunday to express solidarity with the people of France, its Jewish population, and for freedom of expression.

‘We, are, Charlie,, we, are, Jewish,, we, are, French’, Mayor, says, “We, have, crossed, the, Rubicon!”

Hydro responds to French-only brochure complaint

January 14th, 2015

Staviss filed a complaint with Hydro Quebec last week, saying that a brochure regarding the installation of smart meters, to calculate electricity usage in a more advanced way, was in French only. He pointed out that the bills he receives for electricity consumption are in both languages.

Hydro, responds, to, French-only, brochure, complaint,

Tweet in English, too: Nashen to Montreal fire department

January 14th, 2015

Côte St. Luc councillor Glenn Nashen is continuing his efforts to have government institutions dealing with safety and security provide content to the population in English as well as French.

Tweet, in, English,, too:, Nashen, to, Montreal, fire, department,

Nous sommes tous ‘Charlie’

January 14th, 2015

Despite the sub-zero temperature of last week’s cold snap, hundreds of city residents took the time to go down to Montreal’s City Hall Wednesday night because they wanted to join the mayor and the rest of the city’s councilors in a vigil that honored the victims of that morning’s Charlie Hebdo shootings  “Today, we are all citizens of the French Republic,” said Mayor Coderre. “Today, we are all ‘Charlie’.”

Nous, sommes, tous, ‘Charlie’, , “Why, did, so, many, have, to, die, to, remind, us, what, it, means, to, be, free?”

Time to end our tolerance of the intolerable

January 14th, 2015

The butchery at Charlie Hebdo and at the Hyper Cacher market in Paris has been called France`s 9/11.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher, France's 9/11, intolerable


January 14th, 2015

I want to extend a thank you to your editor, Beryl Wajsman, for his words this past week.


Nous sommes tous Francais

January 14th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, cartoon, Je suis Charlie, France, terror, terrorism, jihad, Charlie Hebdo, Montreal

Now we are all Charlie… and we are all Jews

January 14th, 2015

The nightcrawlers have slithered out of their lairs once again in a brutal and barbarous attack on freedom butchering dozens in the offices of France's press icon of satire "Charlie Hebdo" and the targeted killed of Jews in a kosher market called Hyper Cacher. The paper's "crime" was satirizing Islamists and Islamism. The Jews’ “crime” was being Jewish. How often are the free and the Jews targeted for the same reasons and by the same haters.

Now, we, are, all, Charlie…, and, we, are, all, Jews,

MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges keeps local CLD

January 14th, 2015

Austerity measures enacted by the provincial Liberals continue to put the squeeze on lower levels of government. A case in point is the recent decision to cut funding to regional CLDs (Centres locaux de développement) and CRÉs (Conférences régionales des élus), leaving it up to individual MRCs to keep the organizations or shut them down.

MRC, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, keeps, local, CLD,

Le Parados celebrates 30 years of helping Lachine residents in need

January 14th, 2015

Last year, 150 women and their children received help through Le Parados, a centre located in Lachine that helps them get through incidents of domestic violence in a safe haven.

Le, Parados, celebrates, 30, years, of, helping, Lachine, residents, in, need, NGO, helps, women, and, children, affected, by, domestic, violence

John Abbott College receives new sign, 44 years later

January 14th, 2015

The year was 1970 and John Abbott College was establishing itself on its new campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. JAC, moving away from its Kirkland location, had just taken up residence in Laird Hall and proudly displaced a modest sign boasting the college’s name.

John, Abbott, College, receives, new, sign,, 44, years, later,

Police sergeant suspended two days for excessive force

January 14th, 2015

The police ethics commission has ordered Montreal Police Sgt. Patrice Bigras “be suspended without pay for two eight-hour days” for having used more force than necessary when he arrested truck driver Narinder Singh Minhas in Pointe Claire, Nov. 23, 2011.

Police, sergeant, suspended, two, days, for, excessive, force, , Sikh, truck, driver, “couldn’t, work, for, three, months”

Derrick Pounds still wants a sound wall for Beaconsfield 

January 14th, 2015

When longtime Beaconsfield resident Derrick Pounds first moved to the city decades ago, living close to Highway 20 was a pleasure. But now, the highway has many cars driving well over the 100 km/h posted limit, forcing residents like Pounds to keep doors closed during the summer in order to simply hold a conversation.

Derrick, Pounds, still, wants, a, sound, wall, for, Beaconsfield ,

West Island Blues Fest wants to get bigger to help more charities

January 14th, 2015

The original concept for the West Island Blues Festival was to hold a fun, free event for families, offering up great blues music while helping to raise money for the West Island Black Community Association.

West, Island, Blues, Fest, wants, to, get, bigger, to, help, more, charities,

Vikings victorious in OT over Rousseau Royal

January 14th, 2015

It was high-voltage hockey last Sunday afternoon at the Garon Arena as the Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal hosted the St. Eustache Vikings in Midget AAA action.

Vikings, victorious, in, OT, over, Rousseau, Royal,

Grinches troll Christmas

January 14th, 2015

Judging by the flurry of flack foisted on Laval Police during the holidays, some residents just have too much time on their hands.

Grinches, troll, Christmas,

Fire awareness during extreme cold

January 14th, 2015

To prevent domestic fires during the cold season, the Laval Fire Department encourages homeowners to take care when using fireplaces, candles and decorative lights.

Fire, awareness, during, extreme, cold,

Ste. Dorothée student convenes McGill biomed confab

January 14th, 2015

About 150 high school and CEGEP students will spend Saturday at McGill, to learn about what happens in the real world of medicine and clinical research.

Ste., Dorothée, student, convenes, McGill, biomed, confab,

‘Freedom is freedom period’

January 14th, 2015

Given last week’s terror in Paris at Charlie Hebdo and later at a Jewish market, we need to remember that freedom of speech is not a given and should not be taken for granted. We must join together in solidarity against the threat to our freedom. Stand as one. A wise man once said, “Freedom is freedom period. The line is the line. There are no grey areas. Violence is never the answer.”

‘Freedom, is, freedom, period’, Lavallois, react, to, Paris, terror

AMT pulls stops on Train de l’Est

January 14th, 2015

It was only decades and almost three quarters of a billion dollars in the making, but the Train de l'Est finally began to roll last month, bringing commuters from Mascouche, Terrebonne and Repentigny through the east-end to downtown Montréal along a 52-km line with 11 stops along the way, including eight city stations.

AMT, pulls, stops, on, Train, de, l’Est, Only, 15, riders, on, two, trains, on, newly, opened, lines

The world needs another Shirley Temple

January 14th, 2015

In looking back on those who died last year few made a more lasting impression than Shirley Temple.

The, world, needs, another, Shirley, Temple,

Curaçao is Caribbean chic at its finest

January 14th, 2015

Affectionately dubbed ‘Holland of the Tropics,’ Curaçao is a melting pot on bold display with more than a hundred nationalities calling the cosmopolitan island home.

The Suburban, Melanie Reffes, travel, Curaçao, Caribbean, island, vacation, André Rojer

Vaccination: it’s not just for your kids

January 14th, 2015

No. 1: Vaccines are just for kids
Just not true.

Vaccination:, it’s, not, just, for, your, kids, When, it, comes, to, vaccination, there, are, a, number, of, myths, that, we, need, to, address

Ann-Marie MacDonald returns to form with Adult Onset

January 14th, 2015

Ann-Marie MacDonald doesn’t often write novels, but when she does, it’s worth taking note.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Ann-Marie MacDonald, author, book, Adult Onset, novel, Fall on Your Knees, The Way the Crow Flies

How to prevent cat hairballs

January 14th, 2015

Cat breeds with long fur tend to develop hairballs way more than those with short hair.

How, to, prevent, cat, hairballs,

Guido Cocomello live at Hudson Village Theatre

January 14th, 2015

With almost six years of stand-up comedy experience under his belt, Guido Cocomello is outing it all together on stage at the Hudson Village Theatre on January 17 at 8 p.m.

Guido, Cocomello, live, at, Hudson, Village, Theatre,

A big move for the Lakeshore Soccer Club

January 14th, 2015

The Lakeshore Soccer Club will be getting even bigger as the organization will add a semi-professional team to the Quebec Premier Soccer League this coming season. The expansion club will be joining six other teams including: l’AS Blainville, CS Longueuil, CS Mont-Royal Outremont, FC Gatineau, FC L’Assomption-Lanaudière, and the FC Ottawa Fury.
“This is a program we have been trying to start up for quite a few years now. Although we failed the first time around, it was imperative that we try and come back into this semi-pro program,” said Lakeshore president Nick Pantemis.
Pantemis said the creation of a semi-pro team will give players better competition, exposure and for some, a viewing audience.

The Suburban, Felicia Parrillo, Lakeshore Soccer Club, Quebec Premier Soccer League, president, Nick Pantemis, Paymon Kabiri, Bill Sedgewick

Stalemate fate for Maroons and Royals

January 14th, 2015

Two teams in desperate need of a win, battled for a tie as the West Luc-Lachine Maroons and the West Island Royals gave everything they had only to finish with a 2-2 tie at the Bob Birnie arena in Atom BB hockey Saturday morning.

The Suburban, Mitch Gallo, West Luc, Lachine, Maroons, West Island, Royals, hockey, Montreal, Bob Birnie arena, Atom BB, coach, Scott Coulter, Derek Widgington

Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero earns trip to international hockey showcase

January 14th, 2015

Pointe Claire’s Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero is just 11-years-old, but the young hockey player is already making his mark as one of Canada’s top young hockey players.

The Suburban, Mike Hickey, Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero, hockey, peewee, coach, Billy McCreary, École Pointe Claire, student, Jason Van Houtte-Cachero

SLAP programme delivers for Park Ex hockey players

January 14th, 2015

A decade ago, a decision by Hockey Quebec required that all local organizations field teams in every age category, a policy that forced several sports organizations to cease hockey operations. Among those affected were three groups dealing with youngsters from the Park Extension neighborhood. The disappearance of the l’Acadie, Sun Youth and Park Ex minor hockey programmes left a void that Vinnie Matteo believed had to be filled. Together with sun Youth’s Earl De La Perralle he formed the SLAP hockey programme dedicated to youngsters, 9-14 years old.

The Suburban, Mike Hickey, Hockey, Quebec, Montreal, Vinnie Matteo, Earl De La Perralle, Park Ex, SLAP, programme, Howie Morenz Arena

The view from a tin can, far above the world

January 9th, 2015

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield could have easily sat on his laurels after completing his last mission in May 2013.

The, view, from, a, tin, can,, , far, above, the, world, Chris, Hadfield’s, You, Are, Here

Sheldon Kagan celebrates 50 years in the business

January 9th, 2015

On the eve of the 35th annual Salon de la Mariée, organizer Sheldon Kagan is once again expecting more than 6,000 brides, grooms and family members to attend the fun-filled and action-packed two-day event at the Palais des Congrès.

Sheldon, Kagan, celebrates, 50, years, in, the, business,

ODM presents Samson et Dalila

January 9th, 2015

Rehearsals have started for Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns, a new production by the Opéra de Montréal starring Marie-Nicole Lemieux in a role that is all-new to her, as a femme fatale whose melodies are both captivating and compelling.

ODM, presents, Samson, et, Dalila,

Season premiere of gritty Montreal-based police drama

January 9th, 2015

The season two premiere of Bravo TV’s gritty police drama 19-2 on Monday, Jan. 19 (10 p.m.) will hit very much close to home for Montreal viewers, with an emotionally charged depiction of a violent and bloody school shooting.

Season, premiere, of, gritty, Montreal-based, police, drama, ,

Local dancer Ryan Grainger gets dream gig on hit TV series Glee

January 9th, 2015

When the hit television series Glee airs its two hour season premiere Friday evening, January 9 (9 p.m.) on Fox and City, look for local hip hop dancer Ryan Grainger. The 22 year old  Beaconsfield resident only arrived in Hollywood a year ago and he is already making a name for himself.

Local, dancer, Ryan, Grainger, gets, dream, gig, on, hit, TV, series, Glee, ,

Westmount holds tax increase to 2%

January 7th, 2015

As expected, and as a result of the provincial government’s new reductions in assorted transfer payments and sales-tax credits, Westmount’s civic leaders voted to use the city’s accumulated budget surplus to help balance the city’s budget, maintain the city’s services and provide city residents with what city leaders hope will be little more than a two percent tax hike.

Westmount, holds, tax, increase, to, 2%,

Field to Fork

January 7th, 2015

“Some come for friendships, some to learn gardening,” says Julia Girard. “And some are just, well, hungry.”
Girard is co-director of Action Communiterre, a NDG non-profit group promoting food security with activities that allow access to fresh, healthy food and contribute to breaking down the isolation of seniors and low-income residents.

Field, to, Fork, ‘Some, are, just, hungry’

Weekend ice storm left thousands in the dark

January 7th, 2015

As ever, the combination of snow and rising temperatures gave rise to yet another ice storm after which it was just a question of time before falling branches began to break up the city’s power grid.  “We lost our power Sunday morning,” said NDG’s Christine Dandurand. “We tried to call Hydro but all we got was a recorded message telling us that they would be doing their best to restore power to the area.”

Weekend, ice, storm, left, thousands, in, the, dark, Power, restored, in, most, areas, but, sidewalks, still, ice, rinks

It’s going to be more expensive in 2015

January 7th, 2015

It’s the first week of the new year and there are more than a few signs that the province’s party is well and truly over. While the government is determined to cut services, it is also determined to raise the revenue it needs to balance its budget and begin the work that’s required to reduce the province’s massive debt.

It’s, going, to, be more expensive in, 2015,

Minor increases expected for Dorval and Pointe Claire taxpayers

January 7th, 2015

Dorval and Pointe Claire taxpayers will face only slight increases this year but will be below the inflation rates of 2.2%.  For the average homeowner in Pointe Claire, increases are slated for a paltry 0.2% increase while Dorval citizens will pay about 1.2%.

Minor, increases, expected, for, Dorval, and, Pointe, Claire, taxpayers, Average, increases, of, 1.2%, and, 0.2%, respectively

Hudson’s Awakening Café offers a place to expand mind, body and spirit

January 7th, 2015

The Awakening Cafe is a monthly gathering where more than thirty members can share and learn from others who are on a similar path of wellness.  Each month on the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at  St. Mary’s Hall in Hudson two inspiring speakers share their journey and wisdom followed by a chance to connect with other members over tea and snacks.

Hudson’s, Awakening, Café, offers, a, place, to, expand, mind,, body, and, spirit,

Eating means giving at Kitchen 73

January 7th, 2015

While Kitchen 73 takes pride in its extensive menu that supports local farms it also gives back each year with a donation to a local Quebec charitable foundation. Located on Brunswick Boulevard corner Sources Boulevard in Dollard des Ormeaux, the newly opened restaurant will donate $0.73 per invoice over $12.73 to charity.

Eating, means, giving, at, Kitchen, 73,

“Fifteen” fearless predictions for 2015

January 7th, 2015

Welcome to my annual crystal ball column as I look ahead to the new year, partly tongue in cheek. Which of these predictions are really not that far off? You be the judge.

, “Fifteen”, fearless, predictions, for, 2015,

West end budget roundup

January 7th, 2015

Several west end municipalities adopted their 2015 budgets late last year.

West, end, budget, roundup,

Bulk Barn promises bilingual signs

January 7th, 2015

The quest for linguistic respect never stops, even during the holiday period. Here are the latest developments.

Bulk, Barn, promises, bilingual, signs,

Normandie, Quebec and Canada

January 7th, 2015

We recently took a trip to the Normandie coast of France.

Normandie,, Quebec, and, Canada, REMEMBRANCE

2014: Napoleon's year in cartoons

January 7th, 2015

2014:, Napoleon's, year, in, cartoons, ,


January 7th, 2015

I am not as active in education matters as I was when my sons were in school a decade or so back, but it seems that the arrogance of the CSDM and many of its parents towards English schools is unchanged. They often showed up at meetings demanding buildings from the EMSB to ease their overcrowding.


Economy and Montreal must remain Quebec priorities

January 7th, 2015

Last year was a start. It was important that Premier Couillard and Finance Minister Leitao took the first steps.  Hiring freezes in the civil service. At least some symbolic cuts to state engineering agencies like the OQLF that are now eating up about a fifth of our expenditures. Tax cuts for small businesses. But though the direction is right, the moves are at the edges.

Economy, and, Montreal, must, remain, Quebec, priorities,

Catch Me If You Can musical remount set for Segal Centre

January 7th, 2015

Those of us who attended the Côte St. Luc Dramatic Society’s production of the musical Catch Me If You Can last spring can attest that the adaptation of the Steven Spielberg/Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Hanks movie was a consistently entertaining delight.

Catch, Me, If, You, Can, musical, remount, set, for, Segal, Centre,

Predictions for 2015

January 7th, 2015

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Carnac, Johnny Carson, fortune teller, prediction, 2015

The view from a tin can, far above the world

January 7th, 2015

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield could have easily sat on his laurels after completing his last mission in May 2013. As a member and eventual commander of the International Space Station (ISS) he became an international celebrity when he made sharing his experience with the world a daily ritual.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Canadian, astronaut, Chris Hadfield, book, You Are Here, photo, space, station ISS, earth

Author Alan Bradley comes to town

January 7th, 2015

Bestselling author Alan Bradley is coming to town for two separate events next week, promoting his newest novel, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. On January 12, he will be at Westmount Public Library (4574 Sherbrooke St. W.) at 2 p.m. and then, on January 14, he will visit the Pointe Claire Library (100 Douglas-Shand Ave.) at 7 p.m.

The Suburban, author, Alan Bradley, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, short stories, children’s stories, newspaper, columns, Flavia de Luce, novels

Duclair excited about World Juniors

January 7th, 2015

Anthony Duclair is taking a break from his rookie season in the National Hockey League to pursue another dream and the Pointe Claire native says he is excited about returning to Montreal to represent his country at the 2014 World Junior championships.

The Suburban, Mike Hickey, Anthony Duclair, World Junior Championships, Big Play program, by Canadian Tire, Hockey Canada

Save the date

January 7th, 2015

High profile personalities from the world of sports will be on hand for the 11th annual Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation Sports Celebrity Breakfast on Sunday, March 29, 2015 (9 a.m.) at the Gelber Conference Centre (5700 Westbury Avenue). The event will feature a special tribute to Mitch Garber, well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist and former sports commentator. NHL legend and former Montreal Canadiens star Peter Mahovlich will be honoured as the Sports Personality of the Year.

The Suburban, Mark Lidbetter, Cummings, Jewish, Centre, Seniors, Foundation, Sports Celebrity Breakfast, Montreal, Mitch Garber

How to survive the holidays without gaining weight

December 23rd, 2014

The holiday season is here and there are plenty of parties with cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, savory meals and tempting desserts on the schedule. As a result, it can be very difficult to manage our weight this time of the year. Here are my 10 quick tips to survive the holidays — without gaining weight:

How, to, survive, , the, holidays, , without, gaining, weight,

Wildside Theatre Festival returns for 18th edition

December 23rd, 2014

From January 7 to 17, the Centaur Theatre will present the 18th annual Wildside Theatre Festival. Local playwright and actor Johanna Nutter has returned this year to act as the festival’s curator and the result is an eclectic lineup, which will feature everything from mime to rock opera.

Wildside, Theatre, Festival, returns, for, 18th, edition,

Mickey and friends come to town over the holidays

December 23rd, 2014

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends — Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy — will be performing in a music mash-up when Evenko presents Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Théâtre St-Denis from December 26 to 31.

Mickey, and, friends, , come, to, town, over, the, holidays,

Rafael to donate single profits to Sun Youth

December 23rd, 2014

Local Dominican-Canadian Latin music artist Rafael will donate the profits from the iTunes sales of his single, Margarita, to the Sun Youth Organization for the Pregnant Women Assistance Program.

Rafael, to, donate, single, profits, to, Sun, Youth,

Chhabra, Bayne pace Lakeshore Leopards in win over Jaguars

December 23rd, 2014

Justin Chhabra’s four-point performance lifted the Lakeshore Leopards Atom C team to a convincing 6-1 victory over the NDG Jaguars Saturday morning at the Doug Harvey Arena. Chhabra had two goals and two assists while teammate Julien Bayne added a pair of goals and an assist to the winning cause.

Chhabra,, Bayne, pace, Lakeshore, Leopards, , in, win, over, Jaguars, ,

Finishing up strong

December 23rd, 2014

Senior forward Mike Domsodi went into the holiday break with a bang.
The Wentworth Institute of Technology Leopards’ product picked up two goals and two assists in two games and was named the ECAC North East player of the week.

Finishing, up, strong,

Time to unwrap the WJC in Montreal

December 23rd, 2014

It has become a Boxing Day tradition as much as shopping and leftover turkey and this time around fans have the chance to be part of the opening of the 2015 World Junior Championships as the Bell Centre and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre play hosts to the best junior aged players in the world.

Time, to, unwrap, the, WJC, in, Montreal,

Balance, team play is key in Laval delta’s shutout win

December 23rd, 2014

The Laval Delta Senators Atom C team used balanced scoring and timely goaltending to defeat the Montreal Est 4-0 Saturday morning at the Doug Harvey Arena. Four different Senators scored goals while netminder Mathieu Desrosiers made several key saves when tested.

Balance,, team, play, is, key, in, Laval, delta’s, shutout, win,

Montreal City Voices at harmony winterlude

December 23rd, 2014

Montreal City Voices at harmony winterlude

Montreal, City, Voices, at, harmony, winterlude,

Prime Minister Harper in Montreal for Chanukah candle lighting

December 23rd, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent the first night of Chanukah in Montreal last week. He came to the Gelber Centre in Snowdon to light the first candle of the festival at an event co-hosted by Federation CJA and Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Prime, Minister, Harper, in, Montreal, for, Chanukah, candle, lighting,

Concordia’s coach Dore leaves a lasting legacy

December 23rd, 2014

When John Dore arrived in Montreal from New York City in September, 1971, he had no plans of staying in the city for an extended period. Dore was recruited by Loyola College head coach Doug Daigenault and although he earned all-star status in his rookie campaign, he had difficulties dealing with a particularly harsh Montreal winter.

Concordia’s, coach, Dore, leaves, a, lasting, legacy,

Moderate your alcohol intake during the festive season

December 23rd, 2014

The holiday season always seems to be associated with alcohol. I can hardly do justice to the tremendous increase in alcohol-related issues that I see in the emergency room at this time of the year. Aside from accidents and falls, people may not realize that alcohol can cause problems with your heart as well.

Moderate, your, alcohol, intake, , during, the, festive, season,

Santa and the OQLF

December 23rd, 2014

Santa, and, the, OQLF,

North Star Academy gives back

December 23rd, 2014

When North Star Academy student Kyle Anderson took in the amount of his unused possessions, he decided it was time to give them away. Hoping to donate them to someone who might appreciate his things, Anderson approached his principal and the school’s guidance counsellor Susie Nemes about taking the idea to his peers.

North, Star, Academy, gives, back,

Laval resident receives medal from the National Assembly

December 23rd, 2014

Laval, resident, receives, medal, from, the, National, Assembly,

Health department recommends residents avoid contact with St. James Creek

December 23rd, 2014

 Following a contamination of the St. James Creek resulting from the backup of a pumping station in Kirkland in late summer, the Montreal Public Safety agency studied the affected area and made a determination to area residents suggesting caution towards use of the creek.

Health, department, recommends, residents, avoid, contact, with, St., James, Creek,

St. Lazare budgets for major infrastructure work

December 23rd, 2014

The town of St. Lazare adopted its 2015 budget on Tuesday evening, which this year did not see the same drop in revenue as it did in 2014. It went up as usual due to the continued growth of the mainly residential municipality. The spending freeze implemented after last year’s $1.1 million PQ-implemented shortfall has, however, been thawed.

St., Lazare, budgets, for, major, infrastructure, work,

Dorion: the next urban village?

December 23rd, 2014

Vaudreuil-Dorion may have joined forces 20 years ago to become one municipality but there remains a clear division between commercial and condo-heavy Vaudreuil along Highway 40 and strip-mall lined Boulevard Harwood along Highway 20.

Dorion:, the, next, urban, village?,

Giant menorah becomes Hanukkah tradition for off-island Jewish community

December 23rd, 2014

It’s become an annual tradition to light the big menorah outside Hudson City Hall. It falls on the first night of Hanukkah and usually coincides with the Hudson Lights Festival, meaning that storefronts and homes are lit up extravagantly.
It is usually a small affair. This year, around 50 people came by to watch Rabbi Nachum Labkowski, who runs the local Chabad with his wife Malki, light the first flame of Hanukkah. He was joined by Mayor Ed Prevost who was attending the event for the second time.

Giant, menorah, becomes, Hanukkah, tradition, for, off-island, Jewish, community,

Dollard beauty accepted to Miss Canada Globe Pageant

December 23rd, 2014

 Dollard des Ormeaux’s Ashley Sahakian has been accepted to compete at the National Level in the Miss Canada Globe Pageants 2015 next August in Toronto. In the meantime, the 19-year-old graduate of Kuper Academy in Kirkland is concentrating on her Business Administration studies at John Abbott College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue.

Dollard, beauty, accepted, to, Miss, Canada, Globe, Pageant,

New community relations officers at PDQ 1 focus on prevention

December 23rd, 2014

Commander Richard Thouin of Station 1 met with local media last week to introduce two new community relations officers Mélanie Allard and Giovanni Di Legge who will be working with J.P. Lévis, the veteran of the West Island precinct that covers Senneville, Baie d’Urfé, Beaconsfield, Kirkland and Ste. Anne de Bellevue.

New, community, relations, officers, at, PDQ, 1, focus, on, prevention,

Jewish community garners special support for Canadian troops

December 23rd, 2014

In response to recent tragedies  - four Canadian Forces servicemen lost to terrorist attacks and in work and training accidents - members of the Jewish community reached out to the bereaved families.

Jewish, community, garners, special, support, for, Canadian, troops,

Verdun launches strategic plan

December 23rd, 2014

A new bridge to Nun’s Island, a beach and the auditorium renovation are highlighted in Verdun new ten-year strategic plan launchedlast month.

Verdun, launches, strategic, plan,

First anglo chair on school tax elected

December 23rd, 2014

English Montreal School Board commissioner and attorney Patricia Lattanzio has been elected chairman of the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal (CGTSIM), the first anglophone representative to hold the post.

First, anglo, chair, on, school, tax, elected,

Dante School reaches out to broader community

December 23rd, 2014

It’s been a busy month for the Dante kids.

Dante, School, reaches, out, to, broader, community,

EDITORIAL - Imagine….

December 23rd, 2014

Close your ears to all the noise and hubbub for a few moments and imagine the following…

EDITORIAL, -, Imagine….,

OPINION - The extra meaning of Chanukah

December 23rd, 2014

This year, Chanukah carries extra meaning for me because it coincides with the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, a day of significance for Iranians and Zoroastrians. In Iran, the celebration of the winter solstice has been incorporated as a general holiday, even though the Zoroastrian religion has long been outlawed as a pagan form of worship. For Iranian Jews in general, and for my Iranian paternal grandfather in particular, the winter solstice was an exciting time, announcing the impending arrival of spring.

OPINION, -, The, extra, meaning, of, Chanukah,

OPINION - Let it begin with the children...

December 23rd, 2014

The birth stories of Jesus are narratives, invented stories meant to be read out loud.    
In 2014 the story might be read like this.

OPINION, -, Let, it, begin, with, the, children...,

Santa and the OQLF

December 23rd, 2014

Santa, and, the, OQLF,

Tony Award winning Jersey Boys Place des Arts bound first week of January

December 19th, 2014

The much anticipated Montreal premiere of the Tony and Grammy Award winning musical Jersey Boys is Place des Arts bound, with eight shows set to take place January 6 to 11. It has now been seen worldwide by more than 20 million people and recently made it to the big screen as a motion picture

Tony, Award, winning, Jersey, Boys, , Place, des, Arts, bound, first, week, of, January,

Beating the public domain CDs

December 19th, 2014

More than 20 years ago, music pioneer Frank Zappa came up with quite the brilliant plan. Fed up with numerous bootlegs (unauthorized recordings) of his many live shows, he decided to beat the bootleggers at their own game and put out those discs himself.

Beating, the, , public, domain, CDs,

How to survive the holidays without gaining weight

December 19th, 2014

Holiday season is here. There are plenty of parties with cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, savory meals and tempting desserts. It’s very difficult to manage our weight this time of the year. Here are my 10 quick tips to survive the holidays without gaining weight:

How, to, survive, the, holidays, without, gaining, weight,

Modern day matchmaking service set for its first Chanukah singles event

December 19th, 2014

Jaclyn Kenigsberg   is a happily married 40 year old mother of two who has always been a romantic at heart. Last summer she decided to do something about it, launching a modern day matchmaking service called Connexion Clique.

, Modern, day, matchmaking, service, set, for, its, first, Chanukah, singles, event,

Alone for the holidays?

December 19th, 2014

The holidays are a time of joy and to be with loved ones, special friends, and family. It’s a time of going to parties and holiday functions and celebrating with others. For some who are single, recently broken-up or divorced, or grieving a death, holidays can be a tough time. In the face of festive cheer, holiday bashes, and family functions these events are a reminder of being alone and can magnify feelings of loneliness and emptiness

Alone, for, the, holidays?,

EMSB dollars and sense

December 18th, 2014

The new English Montreal School Board council has a large menu of challenges to deal with: declining enrolment, increasingly difficult fiscal and logistical choices such as school closures and what is widely acknowledged as a transparency deficit, especially when compared to other boards on the island. And particularly in posting salary and expense information of elected officials

EMSB, dollars, and, sense,

BMO’s Jacques Ménard takes over Mtl. Intl.

December 18th, 2014

During last week’s city hall press conference, two senior ministers from both the federal and provincial governments joined Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre as Dominique Anglade, Montreal International’s chief executive officer, introduced BMO chairman Jacques Ménard as the new chairman of Montreal International’s Board of Directors.

BMO’s, Jacques, Ménard, takes, over, Mtl., Intl.,

Beaconsfield tax hike almost double the rate of inflation

December 18th, 2014

As The Suburban went to press Beaconsfield council was about to pass their $41 million 2015 budget on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at a special budget meeting prior to the regular public monthly meeting.

Beaconsfield, tax, hike, almost, double, the, rate, of, inflation,

Police seek public’s help in identifying Birks Fairview robbery

December 18th, 2014

 The Montreal Police Department is seeking the public’s help in the brazen robbery that occurred just before closing time at the Birks jewelry store in the Fairview Shopping Centre this past Nov. 12.

Police, seek, public’s, help, in, identifying, Birks, Fairview, robbery,

City councilor recruits homeless for snow removal

December 18th, 2014

After calling out the city of Laval for neglecting to clean public passages too small for snow cleaning machines to no avail, a city councillor decided to take snow-cleaning problems into his own hands.

City, councilor, recruits, homeless, for, snow, removal,

New social housing, infrastructure work gets green light

December 18th, 2014

Abord à Plouffe Councillor Vasilios Karidogiannis doesn’t conceal his pride in getting the city to move forward on building 226 units of much-needed social housing.
“The intent is to demolish all the old buildings and build modern ones free of mould, which has already forced the demolition of half of them,” he told The Suburban. “

New, social, housing,, infrastructure, work, gets, green, light,

Blutman Meets World: Former Montreal standup has TV comeback

December 18th, 2014

Former Montreal stand up comic Mark Blutman, also known via his alter ego Crusher Comic, is on the comeback trail in Hollywood as the co-executive producer of the Disney show Girl Meets World. It can be seen in Canada on the Family Channel.

Blutman, Meets, World:, Former, Montreal, standup, has, TV, comeback,

St. Lazare year in review

December 18th, 2014

St., Lazare, year, in, review,

Dauphin agrees with western extension of Green Line

December 18th, 2014

After last week's release by the Montreal planning and development commission's report noting 53 recommendations for the city of Montreal's future, Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin weighed in with his agreement with the plan, especially the committee's suggestion to extend the Green metro line from Angrignon through Lasalle, Lachine and stopping at Dorval with a metro station at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport.

Dauphin, agrees, with, western, extension, of, Green, Line, ,

New Conservative Candidate for Laval-Les-Îles

December 18th, 2014

There's a new federal Conservative candidate in Laval. Architect and ten-year resident Roland Dick ran unopposed for candidacy in Laval’s western riding, Laval-Les Îles, and joined the race for next year’s federal elections after years as a Conservative party member.

New, Conservative, Candidate, for, Laval-Les-Îles,

Rousselle supports Alzheimer’s victims, families

December 18th, 2014

“Don’t fight this alone. We’re here for you,” reads the Alzheimer’s Laval motto.
The charity helps more than 6,000 Alzheimer’s disease victims in Laval, including more than 700 English-speakers.

Rousselle, supports, Alzheimer’s, victims,, families,

EDITORIAL - Boycott this!

December 18th, 2014

Concordia’s students have voted in favor of supporting an academic and investment boycott against Israel. The so-called BDS — boycott, divestment and sanctions — movement.  “So what?” you might say. Isn’t this the annual hypocritical regurgitation of the so-called “progressives?” Yes it is. And as always, it requires a response.

EDITORIAL, -, Boycott, this!,

OPINION - The Concordia BDS experience

December 18th, 2014

At the beginning of the semester a controversial anti-Israel referendum question was brought forward by the Concordia Student Union. As a result of the election, myself and numerous other anti-BDS Concordia undergraduate students, have been subjected to harassment, defamation, and public humiliation. In the short time period of the campaign, it was made evident that the initial purpose of the Israel boycott was an excuse for anti-Semitism

OPINION, -, The, Concordia, BDS, experience, When, does, anti-Zionism, become, anti-Semitism?

OPINION- Canadian oil needs to decouple from the American market

December 18th, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama's appearance on The Colbert Report this week confirmed that he has no qualms about leaving Canada in the lurch in current global energy glut.
In the interview, Colbert observed that the Republican-controlled Congress would approve the Keystone pipeline, that polls show the American people favouring it, that the State Department review concluded any pollution would not be significant, and that it would create jobs for the U.S.workforce. In response to this "grilling", Obama repeated his long-stated misgivings about the project.

OPINION-, Canadian, oil, needs, to, decouple, from, the, American, market,

City commission recommends western Metro extension

December 18th, 2014

As of last week and following decades of being taken for granted by all three levels of government, the city’s West Island communities finally received some good news out of Montreal’s city hall.

City, commission, recommends, western, Metro, extension,

Ste. Justine de Newton family looking for Christmas miracle

December 18th, 2014

Mathieu Chouinard is a young resident of Ste. Justine de Newton whose parents are struggling to adapt their home for his special needs. The 7 year-old is affected by an incurable degenerative condition which started suddenly when he was 5 years old; the healthy, active child is now unable to speak or walk

Ste., Justine, de, Newton, family, looking, for, Christmas, miracle,

Standard and Poors hikes Laval credit rating

December 18th, 2014

“We believe that we are now the highest-rated city in Canada,” St. Vincent de Paul Councillor Paolo Galati smiled, upon news that one of the biggest credit-rating agencies in the world, Standard and Poors, had upped Laval’s creditworthiness score to AA.

Standard, and, Poors, hikes, Laval, credit, rating, ‘Very, strong, economy, and, exceptional, liquidity’

Just shoot me

December 18th, 2014

Just, shoot, me,

Quick start plus quick strikes equals road win for Dawson

December 18th, 2014

 The Dawson Community Blues used a strong start to beat Brookwood by a score of 55-39 in Mini AAA basketball Sunday afternoon at Riverdale High School.
“We could have played better on defence and been more aggressive, we weren’t as aggressive as we normally are,” said Dawson Community assistant coach Theo Foster.

Quick, start, plus, quick, strikes, , equals, road, win, for, Dawson, Dawson, 55, |, Brookwood, 39

Rebelles and Elites fit to be tied

December 18th, 2014

The Midget AA Laval Rebelles played the LSL Elites to a 1-1 draw Saturday at the Bob Birnie Arena in Pointe Claire.
“This is probably one of our best games this season,” said Rebelles head coach Harry Nikolidakis about his team’s tie. “I’m really happy that the girls worked hard against a really good team.”

Rebelles, and, Elites, fit, to, be, tied, Laval, 1, |, LSL, 1

Tigers keep on adding daylight

December 18th, 2014

The Lakeshore Tigers continued their dominance in Atom CC with a 5-1 victory over the West Luc-Lachine Maroons Saturday afternoon at the Kirkland Arena.
“It’s hard to criticize when you get a result and in general we are progressing very well as a team,” said Tigers coach David Benamron.

Tigers, keep, on, adding, daylight, Lakeshore, 5, |, West, Luc-Lachine, 1

Leafs rustle MRO’s Diable

December 18th, 2014

The peewee A Verdun Leafs successfully defended their turf with a 7-2 victory over the visiting MRO Diables Friday at the Verdun Auditorium.
“We played really well with good passes on the ice,” said Leafs head coach David Martin about his team’s latest victory. “The guys worked really hard today on the ice.”

Leafs, rustle, MRO’s, Diable, Verdun, 7, |, MRO, 2

CDN’s Gabriel Chancy earns Saputo bursary

December 18th, 2014

Côte des Neiges’ Gabriel Chancy has established himself as one of Canada’s top young volleyball players over the last three years and that fact was affirmed last month when he was awarded a $4,000 Saputo Academic and Athletic Excellence Bursary at a press conference held by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

CDN’s, Gabriel, Chancy, earns, , Saputo, bursary, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Local theatre ensemble lands CBC development deal

December 18th, 2014

When it was all said and done, there were really two big winners of CBC’s ComedyCoup accelerator. While Vancouver-based sketch team HumanTown won the Big Deal grand prize, consisting of $500,000 in production financing for a half-hour comedy special set to air on CBC Television next year, the Montreal group consisting of Erin Hall, Alain Mercieca and Danny Belair got some good news as well when it was announced that their project, Dépflies, would also be picked up by CBC for an immediate development deal.

Local, theatre, ensemble, lands, CBC, development, deal,

What is a year?

December 18th, 2014

A year is 12-month package that, when opened, reveals all we did in that period of time. As a child, the 365 days that made up a year felt like an eternity, something that would never pass quickly enough so that it could be either Christmas or my birthday again. Individual days tended to drag on endlessly as my juvenile concept of time convinced me tomorrow would never come. Life was all about tomorrows and time standing still.

What, is, , a, year?,

Reflecting on Christmas and Chanukah

December 18th, 2014

Chanukah started on the night of December 16 and ends on the 24th, the night before Christmas.
It seems to me that celebrating Chanukah is less expensive than celebrating Christmas. A box of Chanukah candles that are used to light the menorah (a nine-branched candelabrum) costs about a loonie.

Reflecting, on, Christmas, and, Chanukah,

One man’s two-decade effort to seek justice for terror victims

December 18th, 2014

This past September, during Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Brenner Glickman of Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota, Florida gave an address so compelling that its contents were circulated widely on the Internet.This past September, during Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Brenner Glickman of Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota, Florida gave an address so compelling that its contents were circulated widely on the Internet.

One, man’s, two-decade, effort, , to, seek, justice, for, terror, victims, New, Jersey, real, estate, lawyer, Stephen, Flatow

Heavy-hearted holidays

December 18th, 2014

The holidays come with wonderful expectations of joyous celebrations, family gatherings and time spent reconnecting with loved ones. Images of happy times celebrating love surround us in holidays sales announcements and media.

Heavy-hearted, holidays,

Retailer makes a statement

December 18th, 2014

Few people could imagine that when brothers Harry and Lou Rosen opened their small, 500-square-foot men’s made-to-measure garment store in February 1954 on Toronto’s Parliament Street with a $500 down payment, it would become one of Canada’s leading quality menswear retailers.

Retailer, makes, a, statement, Harry, Rosen, celebrates, 30, years, in, Montreal, with, downtown, store, expansion

Arsenal doubles up on Montreal

December 18th, 2014

The LSL Bantam AA Arsenal shut down the Montreal National in a last-minute 4-2 victory Saturday at the Verdun Auditorium.

Arsenal, doubles, up, on, Montreal, LSL, 4, |, Montreal, 2

Michael Soles Football Award unveiled by former McGill teammates

December 12th, 2014

McGill Athletics and Recreation announced a new endowment for a Michael Soles Football Award, to recognize the 2000 McGill Sports Hall of Fame honouree,  who went on to play 11 pro seasons for Edmonton and Montreal in the Canadian Football League and is one of a select few players to have won both a Vanier Cup and a Grey Cup championship ring.

Michael, Soles, Football, Award, unveiled, by, former, McGill, teammates,

McGill grad Randy Chevrier wins CFL's Tom Pate Award for sportsmanship and community service

December 12th, 2014

Randy Chevrier, a McGill University grad and current player with the Calgary Stampeders, has been awarded the Canadian Football Lea